Billings Weekly Gazette, September 25, 1923

Billings Weekly Gazette

September 25, 1923

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Billings Weekly Gazette (Newspaper) - September 25, 1923, Billings, Montana i Scraps From the Editorial Waetebatket Sifted From Grut By WILL A1KEN Dear time in memo- rJani, as some of our liesl exi'resse.i it, it has been one of tlio funny mentals of my pcreod (hiU every promise which I mako with intention to keep must be kept, scrupulous-', or unscrupulous, though it takes a leg or calls for the sacrifice of ft couplo steers Jn tho'full filament of KfiM obligation, me bein1 raised to regard my word as something of great price, far above the value of Reuben's or anybody else's gems, if I does Kay It as had orter set back and let somebody elb-u announce It, but generally not takln' chances on Homebody else faillu' and to give credit when It conies due. THE BILLINGS GAZETTE THE ACE OF MOHTflNfl HEWSPflPERS WEEKLY EDITION VOL. 11. PRICE FIVE CENTS BILLINGS, MONTANA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1923. I. N. 8. and N. V. World Full AMOciated Prcci MILITIA TO BAR LAWMAKERS For that reason writes to inform yon thai in perse wants of Uio promise made In my most recent letter to you I makes n journey to tho inetroloiHJS of the Yellowstone valley a paft of purposes, whlcji ,one IK to look long upon Iho Midland Empire fair and the othof is to pay a visit to my friends In what you calls The Bralnrry. mo the ncttl of come protracted minutes of converge on topics con- oernln' happenin's recent anil remote In thin sinful wovM of our'n, and it bein' my delight to talk In intelligence men ami also to hear raid Intelligence men talk. Also hut nol inside dental it was my Idea to .sock mil Hint there Mister At Dedon who elves me such a special good time on the occasion of a visit 'way hack in, Uio summer, of which you. have heretofore printed the r enlertalnin' details with 'elaborations to suit, and see could I do .something repayful of these liere curt easlcs be shows me. GERMANY DROPS PASSIVE RESISTANCE; DICTATORSHIP IN RESERVE FOR CRISIS RUHR TOLD TO QUIT BALKING AND WORK vvhjcb I the Well, sir, come Thursday, figures It Is goinpc lo lie pro biggest day of tho fair, I takes the springs from my downy couch, as the say in' is, ionp before Aurora greets the Don or my Little Ben does lite" niornin' ding-a-linpc, and gel tin' my 62- year-old China boy by one foot causes him to artso with alacrity and likewise totality, and lias him prepare for me my usual breakfast when in a hurry. which I only takes a slack of a dozen with spreadm1 to match, four eggs over, and two slices of ham I about the size of a farm hand (F menn 1 the size of the band of a farm which this dclicato mr-nl I washes down 1 with a couple cups coffee, the same ncinj drunk straight, without no dilu- tion of row's inilk :ind sugar, though f has Addle quit respects for both, if you understands mo. Tiavln' inh filed these sumptuous vines, as the gnes. I arraise myself in my Sahhath garbapo, so to speak, which tlio includes now boots the tops of wbfcli is embroidered with tho 48 varieties of stars ut this union, and n. right rerl ?ilk nork piece, angora chaps plumb while, and .1 hat which holds four gallons, dry measure. to say nothin' about that new saddle I tells you of recent, the cost of which runs into money as soon's I sets eyes on It. "With my faithful old-style bris- tle remover I disencumbers my visage nf what has grew thoro since two days before, and then calHn' for the base violet who my I commands-' him to fetch hither my metaled charger, like they says in the days nf the robber barrens. HG fetched my faithful nap pronto., and J proceeds tr> fork him nnrt hit the" hfgh rond to the twlstin' place, as remarked by the poets o-f old. In dew time I comes to the uppin attem city by the bis river and after lookin' over the latest things they In spurs, saddles anrt.hats at the busy Mnhrts place, which I falls to discover any that's got anything on thorn which adorns my rather well known figure! 1 hf-nds me for the corner, of Montana avenue where Twenty-seventh siree! comes across and I elevates myself to the place where you-all gathers former occasions ivhcn business medical attention calls me to the city lint it does knot n veilimc ought, for tbey's not a man child In Braincry except a gent who Is with a telegraph Instrument, which t me very pleasantly the 'gans's be mortified most to death whcnvtlie> v comes back and flnils that they hi1 I missed seoin' and talkin' with th Monologist of the Muddy, or sometbii like that, and their regretful abscnc is' flue to everybody care of som department another out to the fail grounds, which Tho Paper must bav complete reports day by day. but they' most all be back in a hour or two, an won't the. gent be pleased to have chair an d w.a i t and here' s a morn I' paper, and nln't tt been a fine fair, an don't you believe the weather's goin.' t be good for quite n spell from this on Him bein' so hind that-away I don ray notliln' that permits hlfn' to m disappointment, which It is deep grlevious, as you no doubt surmise but I thanks him profuse for his iiilty and allows that .I'll he Roin' 10 the fair myself and most liko run of the pang on tl MM war or where there's A chance to show a feller two bits and name the nams of a hprsev that's In the next race. and tho other feller he nods and says "You're on, benxi" or some such lan- guage, wlilf'h the samo is foreign to me since tbc Pharaoh V-ank got and the roulette wheel got rust on iMfiQTYmc ball hearin's ami the excitement has I been well nigh look out of city life for many whoso tasto runs to green cloth for table Decision of Cabinet Unconditional and Ex- pected to Encounter Opposition of Bavarian Premier Alone; Big Conference Preceded. Berlin, Sept. Streseman announced, Monday night, that.the government had decided to abandon passive resistance immediately and unconditionally. In his statement the chancellor announced that the gov- ernment had decided to abandon the policy of passive re- sistance in the Ruhr and Rhineland and had ordered resump- tion of activities in ail lines at once. The government's decision is not made conditional on the previous1 return of deportees or the release of imprisoned nationals, these and other disputed points being left to sub- sequent negotiations with the occupying powers. Employers to Resume at Once. FARM WAGON HIS HEARSE, NO HYMN OR SERMON FOR MAN OF Carrol, Iowa, Sept. by a team of horses, a regular farm wagon carried the body of Ethan Akin, 70 years old, who left an estate valued at more than to its final resting place in a local cemetery here, Mon- day. The funeral was conducted without prayer, hymn or sermon, as the will left by the man ex- presse'dly stipulated that there be no services of any kind and that his body be taken to the cemetery by a regular farm wagon drawn by a team of horses. There no flowers and the only expression of kindness was by Mary Foster, 8, dropped a sprig of evergreen on the casket as it was lowered into the ground. Bl The chancellors urged the employers lo resume operations -at tbcLr plants and mines immediately and advocated uniformity so. as to avoid independent acttbn which mipht no detrimental to_ restoration of economic normalcy in the Ruhr arid Rhineland. announcement was forthcoming at night regarding Iho method which ihe Stresemann government will employ to'apprise the occupying powers of Its dccJsion to call of passive resistance without having obtained, thej conces- which it bad designated as Indis- nsable conditions In previous utter- ices. 390 Spokesmen Weigh Three hundred representatlve spokes- en from the Ruhr and Rhineland dis- discussed passive resistance with1 lancellor Stresemann for five hours, onday: unanimously agreed iat further opposition to the occupa- on .was futile and that passive re- stance aa such must be abandoned, Tho conference was attended by (he epresehtatives of all the political Arties, labor organizations. Industrial- 's, civic bodies, lelesraph and govern- mental anrt municipal officials conncct- d with the German posts, telegraphs, nd railway administrations in the oc- i) pi eel zones. Hugo Stinnes; Frltiz Thygsen and (her industrial magnates sat with ibor leaders, railway officials and mine oremen. and ihe .talk between them vas plain and to tflc point. Air Fleets Set Out From Seattle and San Francisco; Former Relay in Montana. CONSIDER CRISIS TO FORCE NOSKE INTO DICTATOR Ixmdon, Sept. Ebert, a Central News dispatch from Ber- lin, had a long session with Guslav Noske, the chief of. police. Monday night, and energetic measures were discussed and will be submitted to a conference of the federal premiers I Great Falls Sept. pilots In a Tuesday. The correspondent says it Is reported I contestants to be for the greatest stake that, should the Bavarian nationalists I ever competed for in commercial flying make trouble, the cabinet will resign and Noske wilt be appointed dictator. BAVARIA MAY OBJECT. Paris, Sept. Gffrman cabinet bas decided to end passive resistance in the Ruhr, according to a Havas dispatch from Berlin. The decision will be submitted to met here momentarily, Monday, at the end of the first and the beginning- of the second legs of a flight out of Seattle, while another, fleet of ships out of San Franclecot sped eastward over states farther eouth. The prize for which the rival pilots are competing is that of being the first to take Broadway the moving picture Capital Reported T Be Besieged Issues Statement Uprising Has Been Suppressed. Sept.. semi-official tatement Issued thL? evening says that ho communist movement bas been u pjiress e d, at two points I n souther n Bulgaria and that peace has beon re- lored. Severn! centers of communist dts- iffectlon still ex let In the north, the statement adds, but attempts to create n uprising have been feebly supported nd have not BE READY, TIP TOCONSCRIPTS IN OKLA. CLASH Governor Wants Every Man on Military Rolls tp Await Call for Service With Arms if Legis- lature Attempts to Meet; Bases Action on As- sertion Klan Is Behind Action Against the various German premiers, all of the Japanese earthquakevdls- wbom are expected to concur except the Bavarian. aster. The films of one producing company were brought to Seattle by steamships, and1 those of a competing company tr> San Francisco. Air fleets had been organized by each company TWO KILLED. Berlin, persons are re- ported killed and 11 wounded in a clash land, early Monday morning, there be- between nationalists and communists gah a race across the continent for the near Lelpsic Sunday. -Despite the police ban 3 ssembla ges, the m emebra of th e .German nationalists, after holding meeting At Wlederitzsch. near isic, are satrt to have attempted to march, in closo formation to Podel- advantage of being the first to exhibit upon such] the pictures In New York. Spending on Race. Fifty thousand dollars will be spent j in transporting the films from the west coast to New York, according to Grand Dragon Coulc Wreck Governor's Ef forts, He Says; Klan Use of Torch Shown Oklahoma City. Sept. statement declaring 'that "90 per cen of Uio members of the Oklahoma nn Uonal guard are of the Ku Klux Klan" and that "all that would be necessary to stop martial taw in Oklahoma would be for N. C. Jewett, grand dragon of the Oklahoma reulm of the ktan, to call out kfansmen of the was issued here Monday by Dr. G. S. Long, representative from Tulsa. county In the state legislature. Dr, an admitted member of the Man. made It plain, however, that such action woujd not be taken by the lead- ers of the organization. 'The klan oath i's a rededlcntton of a man's loyalty to the constitution of Oklahoma, the constitution of the Unit- ed States, the government of Oklahoma and the government of the United he asserted. "And BO long as Governor exercises his author- ty as governor of Oklahoma, ktansmen of the national guard wiJI remain loyal witz. A collision with the communists occurred in the march. BLAME FOR WRECKS ASSUMED BY CHIEF Destroyer Squadron Commander Absolves Subordinates for Turn That Dashed Seven Boats oh Rocks; Sailed by Rule of Thumb. to the. orders o( their commander chief." Well, as T pays FO 1 floes, T Tiles me to tho f.ilr and after shaktn1 hands with this hero Mister -Tim Shoeniafcor. who munagos the how ho mannscR to pet more tlian folks Into tho grounds fn four days I fails to who must of know com En' for because he meets me at tho gate with n hearty handshake that transfers admission price from me lo htm with nil of tho skill once showed by a feller which hln name as I recalls It was Presto My after heln1 greeted friendly, which it's a great asset to a lair. T goes to this here Shrine circus which it's jrol Mteier Al name on It tn the hlggest kind of letters, mayha I'll meet the object of my search, as tfic newspaper fellers says. San Diego, Sept. tale of the Honda disaster, told by the destrjoyer squadron commander who two weeks ago saw seven of his ships impaled on the jagged rocks near Point Arguello and more than a score of his men go down to their death, for which he assumed responsibility, up Friday's session of the naval court of inquiry, investigating the wreck. Capt. Edward II. Watson, chief of the j squadron, was tbe commander who told tbe storyP in it he took upon himself full responsibility for the catastrophe that cost 23 lives and asked that none of the blame allowed to fall on tbe shoulders of his "able and loyal subordinates." against whom be had no complaint to make and only words of n raise to utter. No Liquor Involved. Ho denied emphatically that liquor Wris in any way responsibTft for tbc disaster and ?ald that any of his offi- cers or men had had liquor their ships, he rmisl have known about It, nco "destroyers arc such small ves- els that officers and men are thrown officials of the company whose ships met here Monday. The eame men declared that the first to exhibit the films on Broadway would bft credited with the greatest "scoop" in the history of motion pic- tures. The Fhlp coming into Seattle with the films wag met at sea. by a seaplane and brought into Seattle 15 hours ahead of the boat.. There the films were in- spected rby custom officials and the airplane of the relay left the coast city at a. m. Monday. Hard Flying Over Mountains. This pilot. M, B. Mamer, fought ad- verse winds over 1 hree mountain ranges and landed here at p. m. .ind pitched the can of films into the cockpit of a huge craft piloted "by Eddie Stlnson, hfclfler of a 26-hour endurance record. Stinson took off within the minute at a rate of 130 miles an hour and fled eastward, expecting to ent breakfast In Chicago and deliver the flms in New York, early Tuesday afternoon. Nothing but an unforseen accident ,coulcl prevent tho pictures from being shown at 6 o'clock on Broartway, Tuesday evening. Stinfon If (Continued on Page 2, Column 5.) Txmdon, Sept. revolution in Bulgaria has burst into full flame ant the whole country is in the bands ol rebels, according to a dispatch to the g Post from Belgrade, dated Monday. The dispatch adds that Sofia blockaded. King Boris has offered to resign, hut his offer has not been accepted. The insurgents are said to have de- stroyed all means of communication and the government has lost connec- tion with the provinces. The situation of the capital is criti- cal. It is blockaded- both In a military and economic sense, ia short of pro- visions and. is theatened with attack. (The dlsptach to the Post says Tre- meir Zankoff if, reshaping the govern- ment and reinforcing It with adherents of General Teodore the Macedonian leader, who has become minister of police and holds ihe whole city under military dictatorship. Bulgarian communists have held up the Orient express near the Turkish frontier, says a disptach to the telegraph from Constantinople, The dispatch adds that telegraphic communication is interrupted. GOMPERS AT BUTTE. Butte, Sept. Gompcrs and parly en route to the American Federa- tion of I-.abor convention at Portland, Ore., reached' Butte at an early hour this morning. His secretary said that the "boring'from within" method would go down to defeat at the convention. Building "Lunch Station on Cody Road. Somo idea of the n mazing part the camper plays in the Hfc of America's unique and fascinating playground. Stinson's objective Is realized, the films will have been taken across the con- tinent In 32 hours. No definite Information was obtained here by the pilots concerning the prog- ress.of the ships of film com- pany. Before leaving Seattle. Pilot Mamer learned that the rival films had been landed in San Francisco and would be started east by airplane at once. tut since then bad learned nothing of the pilots with which he was in competition. But Mister Redoo he ain't present too, him wcnt.up town to have a minion ttckrts printed on a great big car which It Is in behave to the most fopular man at the fair, or some- thing like that, and ho won't he hack for quite some lime. So T derides I'll see this here fair without no plTate and T busts the wrappers on a couple slacks of two Mires find fifty cent sea and steps to It with energy and aban- don determined to spend my money for the bcnr fit of Mister Hodcc and huytn' something of everything I comes Across, Includin' of tickets which T (rives to somn hoys who's follorin' me around, hut for why 1 no pi-mu- nitions. And I lakes a bunch of little on the Fnlrics and then to see Mnry-Go-Kound which It sounds like a Indian princess, thoimh It Ihe contrary, same cnn of here flyln' Jennies which yon probably remembers from your boyhood splint Komellnng wbftrovpr they's anybody rilUn' at the re-seat of customs, as you might say, otherwise the Yellowstone National park, or Wonderland, may lie gaincO from the statement that of the 138.000 tourists who Imvu visited the pavk in tho 1023 season, at least SO.OOfl ralnprd out with their own equipment: This Is the statement made tn nil- ings Monday night by Howard H. Hays and he knows whereof be speaks, Sir. belne president of the Yellowstone ,'ark Camps company, which handles thousands of the tourists who annually make the totir of the park. Mr. Hnys came to Billings for the purpose of conferring with material men on business connected with the lat- est expansion plan of the Camps com- pany, vrnErli Is the constnictipn of lunch station near the east' entrance ol the; park, on the Cody road. 65 mllc-s from that city. Tho new building IT to be 150 feet long by 110 feet deep. and the dining room will have a space x cai I strolls (Continued on Pane 2; Col. 3.) of 135x52 feet, wherein 400 guests bo seated at one time. Hauling of material for thlg new work bac been !n progress for 10 days, nr. construction work is lo begin at once the plnn being to have thr, stallon com plctc and ready to serve the public on tfrrlng tho eastern gateway the firs day of the Since the.first.of September Mr. Tlays company ba.s hart a forci of SO men a Old Faithful, buildinp a dlnins roon fOxlSO feet in size, with a seating ca pacily of 500. The dining rooi at .that cnmp will, when iiio work I complete, serve as a kitchen. At till camp the company will put In a lieatln plant and an electric light plant, an an Ice manufacturing plant will be in stalled. Old Faithful and vicinity, ?ays M Hays, the principal magnets for t (Continued on Page 2; Col. 6.) ito closest association and one could ot conceal liquor from tho others." Tbat the court of Inquiry was not ntircly satisfied with Captain Wat- testimony taking upon himself tl of tho responsibility for loss lives nd ships, however, began to lw evl- ont later in tne day. when Admiral Villiam V. Trait, presiding member of he in vest; eating body, asked him to late whether he had to ils division commanders asking Intlo- 'emloTUly for radio compass bearings vlth which to rhcck tbelr squadron navigation, or whether he objected to their tafclirg sound- ngs at crucial points on a cruise, for he purpose of making sure that the i flagship was right in Its doad reckoning. Did Not Bar Others Reckoning. To those questions Captain Watson that he had not ever objected such Independent soundings or re- quests for bearings and that he did npt object to his division commanders' check of his navigation for errors or reporting such errors to him if they discovered them. Admiral Pratt askod. "Do you feel that you can Assuirm all of tho responsibility that at times must (all on the shoulders of your division coipmanders, particularly that part of their responsibility which the safeguarding of their "I have no d-jstre to assume their answered Captain Wat- pon. I simply want to mVkc clear that I assume all of my own." He Gave Fatal Order, He Mid that he himself hart made tbe decision lo turn cast at 9 o'clock on (Continued on Page 2; 2.) P I, II M S JES Finding Victim Inno- cent Church Mob Beat Him Worse. Tulsa. Okla.. Sept. flog- ging of Norfhan Chcshor, a young mar- ried man of Mounds, Tulsa county, by masked men who, 15 minutes before had attended church services at Mounds tn a body, was described In testimony before tne military court of Inquiry here, which was made public Monday night by an oficer of the tribunal. Mrs. Chesher, wife of the victim, tes- tified she did not witness the abduction, but of Tils experience when "hi relumed home late night with his clothes ton; and his back a mess of bruises." She said he dirt not Identify any of his assailants, "His health was by the flog- fiing and other ml a treatment ho re- ceived that she said. "He never ba-s been well since then And now is in Hot Springs, Arkansas, under a doc tor's care. "He told xme that he had been hit 25 limes he thought to AMERICAN RELIEF HAS WON JAPANESE Ambassador Hanihwpl Testifies to Profound Impression for Peace and Understanding Created; Caps Arms Treaties, He Says. Washington, Sept. open-handed sympathy-in Japan's sorest need will forever drive from Japanese minds "American aggressive- ness in the far Ambassador Hanihara said here, Monday night, in an address before the opening session of the American Red Cross annual convention. He spoko from the platform where President Ccolldge. head of the society, a. few hours before had, extolled the work of tbe organization as one of practical idealism, "helpful, re- and revealing the funda- mental strength of civilization." End Jingoism In Japan. "ft will henceforth bo difficult, in- paid the Japanese ambassador, "for professional jingoes to terrorize an Ignorant public opinion to the point where It will countenance policies of military ng grand tee mrml on the ground of preparedness npalnst Ameri- can threats. The natural .reaction of a Japanese to mention of America will a thrill of pratiludo and warm Irlendllness. "I find that 1 rannol enter this great room without profound emotion, stirred by memory-. For. as you all know, it was here that the Washington con- ference had its dramatic beginning nearly two years ago, and right there, a few monlns later, that conference bore its precious in the signing the Washington treaties by the rep- resent at I vfs of the nations, which marked, in my opinion, the greatest advance toward world peace tbal had ever been made. Were a Friend In Need. "And now. I find myself here In dif- ferent circumstances. It is absolutely Impossible for me to express to you so that you wHl fully understand the depths of my feeling in facing you. the active representatives of the Red Cross. For events have transpired that may Oklahoma City, Sept. Gen. B. H. Mark- ham, Monday night was ordered by Gov. J. C. Walton to "use all force of arms necessary" to prevent the session of the lower house of the Oklahoma legislature, called for noon Wednesday. ..i All citizen soldiers of the state between the ages of ,21 and 45 were directed in the order to hold themselves in readi- ness "with such arms as they possess or can obtain to come to the assistance of the soverign ctate of Oklahoma when dered to do so by the governor." With issuance of the military order, all doubt was re- moved as to the executive's determination to prevent the house session, which has been called by his legislative op- ponents to consider his impeachment. The adjutant general was ordered to use all military forces of the state, if necessary, to disperse the assembly. Governor Walton reiterated his charge that the proposed meetings would be an unlawful assembly, "dominated and controlled by .the so-called Invisible Empire, commonly known as the Ku Klux Klan." He declared that since the Ku Klux Klan was proclaimed an enemy of the state of Oklahoma under his martial law proclamation of September 15, the session there would be-in defiance of the laws of the state and, an attempt to break the peace. As a precaution a gainst'any attempt of the legislators to meet elsewhere, should they be barred from the housr cham- ber at the state capital, the governor also directed Adjutant General Markham to disperse the meeting at any otho? time' or place in the state of Oklahoma. "The troops--will be ordered to shoot to kill if that is necessaryjjhr Governor Walton told newspaper men. "I hope, however, that no such excessive measures will be necessary." All male citizens of the state between the ages named are meant in his orders to citizen soldiers to be ready for duty, Governor Waltpn'explained. The governor declared be had decided on taking in the federal court to determine the legal status of the pro- posed meeting. He likewise decided that he would ask fed- eral aid in his war on the Man. "Whenever the government steps in, the issue is the executive declared. "I would like for them to take over this fight, because it's a bear on my hands, but until they. do, the state of Oklahoma is fully capable of looking after it" LEGISLATORS GATHERING. harness tug. The men accused of not FnppoTtlng his. carrying A gui ami of selling whisky. Ho told, them hia mother dlen when he. was three years old; be bad never carried a gun Fold whisky "Then they told him they would whip him on general well prove to br> far reacting 1m their Importance tbnn even the Washington treaties. "Tho metropolitan area of Japan was torn to shrrds by the forces of nature The first flash of that dreadful news aroused In your country a unlversa" manifestation of genuine human sym- Rthy. Tn the very moment of our orest need you did not fall us. %upplements Peace Treaties. 'Of coursn Japan will he grateful have memories I my shall we forget you ympathy in this limir of our, nations What sremed .it first to br unmitigated and horrible ratastroptv s likely to spite of the awfu oil of drain and fo Japan at lenst one bright spot. Th earthquake Is In a sense r. rupplcmen o the Washington conference. Th 'onferenco and its consequences FHMVP Japan's sincerity to America, the earth- quake revealed lo Japan the unstrained nitty of the mercy in America's learl." Toe Sparks, of the rehabilitation com- mittee of. American legion, also addressed the meeting. {Continued on Page 2; Col. 2.) President, Cashier and Patron. Held Marks Auto Flight. Denver, Sept. armed ban- Its held up the First State bank at Vrvada. a .suburb of Denver, at noon fonday. covered the bank president .nd cashier with guns and escaped in i smalt touring car with JS.909 in cur- ency which they took from the hank The automobile in which the bandits made their pel-away from Arvada was ound at o'clock on a road be- ween Arvada and Denver. The auto- mobile was empty and believe the bandits transferred to another car. J: F. White, president, and Morley White, his son, cashier, were the only ones in the bank when the bandits They were ordered Into.the tho hank, ami Harold W. entered. rear of Clark, an Arvada business man who In a moment later, was also cov- ered with a gun. Money Beirevcd Recovered. The robbers .overlooked (1.600 In gold In the bank safe. After the bandits made their get- away, Clark followed them In his auto. but lost tbe trail when they turned Into a side road. After the automobile in which the bandits were driving toward IVnvvr broke down, they wc-io routed In a gun tight when they attempted in steal a f-ccond automobite from the garftpc of I renry W. Feurstel n. a sleek ma n liv- ing on tbe outskirts of Denver. Neither Feurstein nor nny of the bandits were Injured, but the latter In retreating dropped a bag containing of the currency. DIES AT AGE OF 105. llllo, Hawaii, Sept. Emil F.Merts, 105 years of ago. died Sunday at Kapoho, island of H.nvi.ii, He was hcllevert to be the oMest son in the territory of Hawaii at the time ot his rtealh. He wag born In Hamburg, Germany. A- majority of the members of the lower house of tbe Oklahoma legisla- ture were gathered in Oklahoma City. Monday night, waiting for Wednesday noon, when they expect to face guns and bayonets in their attempt to con- vene and consider the Impeachment of Gov. J. C. Walton. House members will go peacefully to thu slatehouse and attempt to assemtte. offering no resistance in case their way Is blocked, declared Representative W. D. who Is In tbe charge of tbe session plans. All tbc troous needed will be on hand to prevent the house from meeting. Governor Walton stated, that nn attempt on the- part of tbe legislators to convene would constitute an unlaw-. ful assembly'of Ku Klux Klansmen. which is banned under martial law. Will Avoid Forming "Mobs." Three or'more persons constitute a mob within the meaning of Oklahoma statutes, and the executive indicated tbal all groups of three or more per- sons gathered around the entrance to Ihe house chamber Wedncsdiy would be dispersed, Whether arrests will be made was net revealed, the matter be ing In the hands of Adj. Gen. B. 11. who Is maintaining silence as to bis plan of action. The house members do not plan to go to the capitnl In a body and In this was seen.- Monday, the possibility that there would be no wholesale dispersion by Ihe military. Seek Legal Test of Authority. If the legislators walk singly or b> twos to inn iloor ot the house chamber .ind. finding their way barred, 'depart It is not ejected that the military wit interfere. This procedure, it Is Rugges'.ed. establish, without collision witb tin military, the fact thai Governor V.'al ton had prevented the session, Thi legislators then would have groun.l fo action In the which they Man to bring if interfered with, to. test their rights. court action a re- the house- members If the executive' at- straining order Is threatened by to block tho session by force or throw any of the members In Jail for the remainder of his more than three i oar term in office. The governor would welcome such a legal test, he said. Other Issues. Governor Walton may not be the xcluslve subject of Ibe legislative in- quiry, It was indicated. Several mem- bers of the, legislature may be asked or oxplanalions of certain actions snot mentioned .inrt tbe .scope of tbe hoWr nvestlEatlon. If that Uody. meets, wi-l nclude whatever lawless acts fall with- in the legal limits of inquiry, members declare Twenty-four hours, after Governor Walton Issued an appeal for to establish a newspaper here that lie might "let the people know the truth, tho executive told press correspondents Government Forced to Sell to (Alabama Co. as It on of That Corporation. Washington, Sept. Ford's much controverted offer to buy Muscle Shoals was wholly upset Mon> Tay when the government sold to the Alabama Power company the Gorgaa steam part of the at a price of approximately This forces a revised offer from Mr. Ford If he- wishes to bid for tho re- mainder of-the project. Ho previously- had informed congress that unlen Gorgus plant were included In this sale. bis bid did Political observers who have .pro- fessed to sec some connection between Mr. Ford's offer for Muscle Shoals and the presidential boom which bears his name, predicted Monday that the next development would be reverberations In the coming session of congress, which might possibly develops into something bearing a relation to the coming pre- convenlion campaign. tlmo ago the war department notified Mr. ,Ford that the department f justice and the Judge advocate gen- ral of the army had heW consultations rith tho power which re- quested tho government either to move. he plant from the power company's and or sell it to the company within :wo months. The actual price paid was S3.47J.4S7.25, sum aprefrt on In appraisals by tba ordinance division of the war depart- ment ami exports of federal power ilFsirm. Tho war-time construc- tion cost was FIGHT FOR BEER AND WINE GETS START IN MINN. haiid- i, (fls- thought be would "just use bills larger than ordinary handbills, (ributert nbout tho streets and con- sisting of four to eight pagos." "T used the, plan onco before with great he added. Minneapolis, Sept. Moderation of the Volstead act to permit the of b( or and wine under government trlbution for use only In th? home, will bo urged at next session of enr- gress by petitions trom every aUU in thn union. riaps for opening the begun Monday night wlih tlon of the Moderation of Minne- sota at n mooting of a group of cltlMHa from all of the ;