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   Wichita Daily Times (Newspaper) - December 24, 1921, Wichita Falls, Texas                            THE WEATHER UlehIM Full, tut vMsritri nla-kt lair, temperature IB la 10 crcrs> Bandar rising HOME: EDITION VOLUME XV, PRICE NO MORE WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1921, WAVE OF CRIME SWEEPS CHICAGO I BRITAIN IS PAPERS COMMENT AT LENGTH ON SPEECH OF LORD LEE OF FAREHAM. GENERAL OPINION IN FAVOR OF ABOLITION Some Skeptleitm Regarding The Possibility of Preventing Their Use. By Associated Press LONDON, Dec 24 to the Washington conference of Great Britain s plea for abolition of the submarine as a naval wearon has aroused the greatest interest here The newspapers comment at length upon the speech of L-rd Lee first lord of the Brit- Isit atimiraltv, before the confer- ence on Thursday In which he made the proposal General opinion here undoubtedly favors abolition and there a manj regrets that there seems to be prospect of Its being brought about but on the other hand there Is some skepticism regarding the possiblllb of preventing the use of submersl bles even If the conference adopted Lee proposal this doubt the Morning Post disclaims the sugg stlons that the powers represented at Wash- liigton would break their pledge to Abolish undersea craft If thcv gave It, but points out that are other nations not represented In the conference moreover In the of hostilities war rules and restrictions for the government and conduct of war are overruled liv the rule of necesslt5 and we mai regret the refusal of the present conference to agree to abolition the less because no such prohibition could he affected" Mont Protect Commerce. The newspaper argues that the de lopmentK Washington point to the necessity of Great Britain maintaining an adequate force cf cruisers and small craft for the pro tection of her commerce against jubmarines The Dally Mail declares that the toleration of iubinarlne warfar will compel powers dependent urvou their sea communications for sus- tenance to arm their Tflth unhappy and undesirable con- sequences The Times which thinks Lord Lees arguments are unanswerable ftom the British point of view dcp recatei attaching excessive Import anre to any defeat of the British proposal, and adds 'We must face the facts as the> are The Westminster Gazette Is sus plcious of France and savs her at- titude regarding the proportion Ir which submarines are to be retaincl depends largely upon her success or non success In assessing her claim1; cn German reparations "V high diplomatic game Is being plaved in criss-cross between Lon- don Paris and Washington savs the Gazette 'The Americans doubt- less are aware of this and wo rnav not end find ourwlvcs qultf ftolated on this subject as It appears at present COLDEST WEATHER OF SEASON SE MERCURY TO NEW YORK, Is- lands population of detained Imml grants had been decreased bv 1 10D todas. ooverament cltmencv hart been extended, granting Christmas deliverance to all those In e .cess of tho thtee per cent quota allowed by Ittv to enter the countiy thli jear The timely Yuletlde order of Cornmlssloncr of Immisration Davis permitting the unhapfij throng to loin their relatives and friends for period of 50 dajs was received %lth great Jov tht news was circulated In k medley of tongues families em- braced nnd children clapped their hands and danced Old men and women wept silently over the pros- pect ot being with sons and daugh- ters on the universal dis of glad- The Immigration staff wws taxed to the utmost In getting In order thfl papers and releases of the for- tunate ones Clerks and Inspectors continued their labors throughout the night and this morning nil "In were privileged to start on their lournejs to various parts of the country were making preparations to be on their way Many of those bound for points In New York state New Jersey got awaj last Wichita Falls peered out of frost- ed ,wlndow panes Friday morning and set about thawing out water pipes, In the wake of the coldest wave of the season The mercurj in the thermometer tube was snug- gled closely In the bulb and the minimum temperature recorded here was 19 degrees. Korgan reported a low tempera- ture of four degrees above stero while Woodward reported weather just a degree warmer At Texline it was six and Amarillo the same At Chlldress the lowest point reached was 10 degrees above. Clear skies were reperted throughout the district At points In the north part of the district the wind had subsided but In Wichita Falls and points south and east It still had a snap and a bite Indications, judging partly from the barometer reading here, which stood at 29 92 were that the cold weather would continue on Christ- mas das The sun unobstructed Saturday morning sent the temperature up and at 9 o clock It had reached 26 degrees COLDEST CHRISTMAS EVE THE PAST TEN TEARS FORT WORTH, Dec 24 mer- cury dropped to 27 degrees here this morning the coldest Christmas eve In ten jears AM REPORTS A DROP TO EIGHT DEGREES AMARILLO, Dec mer- ctirv dropped to eight degrees here (luring the night bringing the cold, ost weather of the season for the holldavs TWENTY-TWO DEGREES REPORTED AT ABILE'NE ABILENE. Dec government weather observator> innounced that the mercurj went clrwn to 22 degrees at S o clock this morning At noon jcsterdaj It was 70 degrees MERCIRY STOOD AT 23 DEGREES AT GAINESVILLE GAINESVILLE TEXAS Dec. 24 mercury stood at 23 above zero here early todaj TERRB HAUTE, IND, Dec 24 Preparations for an elaborate home- coming celebration to be held today In honor of Eugene V. Debs, by local socialists, ftett abandoned when It became known that the commutation granted by President Harding would not become effective until Sunday. The reception had been planned In the hope that the announcement of clemency would mean his Immediate release. The committee on arrangements announced that a general celebra- tion would be held as soon as pos- sible after the arrival of Mr Debs Otto Branstetter, secretary of the national socialist organization, will arrive In Terre Haute today and win remain to personally greet Mr Debs on his return home Other Prisoners Released. Orvllle Anderson convicted at Deldwood, b D October 5, 1918, under the espionage law and tenced to four jears Giovanni Baldazzl sentenced to ten years after espionage act con viction at Chicago TAKE RECESS TO ENABLE AT- TORNEY GENERAL TO EXAMINE LAW. WITNESS REFUSES TO ENTER INTO DETAILS Was Asked Nineteen Question! But Would Answer Only One. By Associated Press AKDMORE, OKLA, Dec, 14 State Attorney General Freellng who had announced that he was leavlne here on the midnight train last night for Oklahoma Cltj, was still here toaay. but said he would leave this forenoon or 'as soon as hid work would pern it" He would not discuss his work His departure In opinion of local authorities will preclude fur- ther developments In the killing of three men at Wilson the night of December 15 for which six men arc now on trial and seven oth- ers are charged with murder In the case, until next Tuesday afternoon when the examining: trials will be resumed before D W Butcher Mr Freellnft who IB In sole charge of the prosecution of the case, requested a recess In the trial late jestcrdaj afternoon when Frank Boiirland the last witncns called declined to answer questions of the prosecution concerning- the Ku Klux Klan The attornev gen Reported Held %for Ransom vears on charges ol opposing the selective service act Mho is now in ht Elizabeths hospital for the in- for observation Thomas Carev convicted at San' Prantifiict for violation of the es-} plonage act, serving a two jearj sentence Josepl M Caldwcll convicted at Providence, R I, for violating the espionage act serving three jears MojicU J rio-i convicted at DC tioit Mich under the espionage "ow in the case in -i act and sentenced for 20 jears but Charge M murder iow the sub Kct anrt If he found that the state was entitled to tho facts In the would ask that the wltnesa_be tr> answer and in the event refused, wouM request court until he would answer Mr Freellng also announced when he returned Tuesday he would institute chirges of murdei under the riot statute against the men iddition to at SHALL CRAFT ORDERED O> THE COAST AVilllani J Head sentenced 1 Siout 1- 1 s N D in 1917 foi M3W ORLEANS Dec 24 ,atjnff ,h, espionigo act west storm warnings which last i   enterprise in India eastward, we-o this morning ex- tended from tagorda to Browns vll e bmall craft warnings were or deled on the Louisiana coast High barometer and colder weather mov jears murticr now pending already given a. commutation of Pefonee Attornej H H Brown tentencc to five jears bj President told newspaper men that he woiil'l put each of the defendants on the fitind, explaining that 'we want tn wash our hands clean at the first branch we com- to A majcritv of the witnesses called Wilson i.a Hamilton convicted at Chi cago August 30 1318 and sen tern ed to ten v ears unilei the es pionage act to the stand Fnclav tended to beai ing southward will cause strong northerlv winds to moderate gales within 24 hours THERMOMETER HEOISTEHED 26 ABOVE AT CLEBIRNE CLF.BLBNE TEXAS Dec 24 The thermometer registered 26 de- grees above zero here early todaj againat Great Britain during the war Mrs Idrll Kinneclv of Los lo-iout the contention of the prosecu 'lion that a band of more than 101 men froTn and other in Carter countv under tlif leader ship of C i. Mrr- Arrtmore police detective gathered in n near WlNm with ITT ind frathirp and wilted while Sims ind eight rther men went to the home of Joe gelcs tal sentenced to ten vears Hundreds of expectant relatives all night in Batterv Park overlooking the harbor, for the first morning boats from tho Island bringing those who Were dclaved In the rush to enter the new world HAS RESOLUTION TO ALLOW IMMIGRANTS TO REWAt> "OHIO. Dec 24 Albert Johnson, re- publican, Washington, will Intro <5Uce a resolution when the house reconvenes January 5 to make per- manent tcmporarv 90 day n lease granted jesterdav to 1 Kid at Ellis Island, according to a telegram from Mr Johnson rr eelved here todav hv a Hungarian language newspaper LFAVENWORTH, KAN, Dec 21 Estclie, 59 jears old, a con- victed bandit who has spent more than 20 jears of hit life in prison, has been released from the state penitentiary nt Lansing on a Christ- mas parole, It was learned here to- dav He was arrested In Januarj, 1100, at Topeka, Kan, on a charge of breaking Into a store in Marshall county. He was taken to Marvs- ville where he was held in jail six months awaiting trial He escaped but was apprehended In Morris countv after J E Robert', a mem- ber of a posse pursuing Fstellc and a companion, had been killed In a gun fight at Dunlap, near Council Grov e t Estelle wis sentenced to serve a vear ind then be hanged The capi- tal punishment order was never signed and Estelle with Ben Cra vens, a notorious Oklahoma bandit now   f.Ol D NEW TOHK Per 14 The stenm Frederick Mil nrrlvnl todav from roprnhacen with flfinoOOO In gold consigned to the National (Bank of Commerce. JEWISH FAMILIES TO CELEBRATE WITH THE LIGHTING OF CANDLES VfcW TORK Dec knh the Jewish festival of lights happens to begin at sunset Christ- mas night vear and Jewish families throughout the world will trlebrste with the lighting of cftn- dies feastinR and the giving of presents Kicli night frtr a week one candle will be added In the Me norah, or seven branched candle which even Jewish family owns In with the intention for attempting to citise Insubort'l- nadon and refusal of ctutj among selective draft men Jose I ratio, sentenced to two jears fnr bringing aliens Into the Lnlted states unlawfulj in time of war Albert B Prasbner sentenced to ten jears in 1118 after conviction at Chktgo for violating the espion- age act Williim Schumann convicted at Fort Dodge Iowa under the es- plosage act and sentenced to five their lodge rooms _____ lows hall here" Joseph A Schuc and Maurice L Snltkln both six jear terms to which they were sentenced in In dianapolia Indiana, in 1918 for vio- lation of the espionage act Anthons J btopa sentenced to 20 jears after conviction at Detroit on charges of obstructing enlist- ments, and H L Theleasc. con- victed at Fargo In 1111 of espionage law violation and sentenced to two jears WARDENS ARK AIM ISF.D OP COMWtTATIOV OF WASHINGTON. Dec Z4 Tele- were sent out todaj bj At' of bringing him, to the pasture and punishing him for alleged bootleg Sing The questions which Bourland de clineci to answer follow Are von a member of the Ku Klan" Do vou hold anj office in the Ku Klux Klan" Do on Know any members of the Ku Klan" Have vru met with anv of the members of th" Ku Klux Man In In the Otld Fcl- I SMALL VILLAGE OF SPENCER, TWO KIDNAPPING CASES AND LA IS PRACTICALLY WIPED OUT VARIOUS HOLD-UPS ARE REPORTED. SEVEN ARE KILLED AND THREE DELIVERY TRUCKS TWENTY-FIVE INJURED! ARE ROBBED OF GIFTS Special Train Carrying And Valued at Arc Stolen Rushed To The Seen: wife rf the presi- dent i f th 11 h i i i i i nul 11 It 1 m ulni 1 1 v IHIK mils ami be il in tn lit uitiin1' K vv prov l e i 5 "00 rinsom 4 i u v. u n is i tli t ff i ilifoinn, an 1   was th" Kntivv n 11 si It 11 v, t  h w in Istt rni Tin Mi rm svvtpt tl iiRh half a doz< n farming 111 nt ml M tountv ti H s iieit'-s the Mississippi llvi fi in ml ipparentlv its f i t In tin vll IHB  fen nt f i in h tn Is hil l tXen ri fugi fiom llo Minn wa- tt re ketl I'ltvm Iljrilsoti tltik In t! M< re t r I inks and Dinn r Ihi I nil ling tleimilltht il U riirledilt vvns tin onlv wbitt. pt rit n Known to htve be n klllnl Mm P H Hi I er i 1 irl il ill was torn fr in its f tun tliii was II) Injured lii ijjit to th H cit lit r i nit M tiKitlr rctl set i< us Neirlv all the In vv n de id intl tl RiMJuisf Injured vv i r t tlight in the t lliii'se i i hi K inko an I P tuner re rinh meact i rt ports hit! bien nctlvtd thus far hivvevei ftom bevcul f irmltiK 8t t tli minis in tlir pa Hi ut the stnnis) tin effetts of whli i wiis fi It i vei in ana tw  have deter- mlfi i! in S'e tl v not entirely ftrfc'ltin MI i In -.Unas even If r In v fin J It n ct v to pros Ida for Ihi il.llverv trud.t, one from lilies depii tnif nt ore and the i tin r fr ni u ft 10 thtt in men n tl ttnl furnishtnfiv vv i rr til 1 1 i iKht Uowns ftnd wiapt at Jli ODD ready fop ddlverv to tlui purtl isers for wear 1 were utolon At li op I y three armed i.iior s HI 01 rill xionM 1 1'IM 1 re "1 t nfi r i di 1( L. it s Ii i i I 11 i n hid, it t IV S n It tl C' full II1V l! nun U in Hi r fliM n i f th' tornei l.eneral Daugherty formallv advising wardens of the various federal penitentiaries of the Christ- mas commutation bj President Harding of 24 persons convicted of war-time offenses, Including Eugene V Debs, socialist leader Department of justice officials said that while all the prisoners Including the five former soldiers for pirdons were also Issued could be released at midnight to- night, but the hour of release a matter for the wardens to de- cide The wardens It was said doubtless will be guided hj the the of those benefiting presidential clcmenov from TO WICHITA FALLS RETIRV CLARENDOV TEXAS Def 24 Harry C Brumlev and wlfo have re- turned from Wichita Falls, where they have visited for the past weeks with relatives 'Is there a box there belonging to the Kii Klux "Does that box contain Ku Klux Klan paraphernalia'' jou ever seen anv masks or paraphernalia belonging to the Ku Klux Klan" "Have jou ever attended a meet Ing of the Ku Klux Kla.n" "Do vou know whether J A Oil Ham (charged with murder in the case but not on trial at this time) is a member of the Kii Klux Klan' 'Do jou know whether either of the defendants ara members of the Ku Klux Klan" Is there a principle wherein all members of the Ku Klan take an oath to protect each other even on penaltv of death" 'Have vou ever had on the re- galia of the Ku Klux Klan" vou familiar with officers of the local lodge of the Ku Klux Klan" are the duties of Kleagle Grand Cyclops and Grand Gohltn of the Ku Klui Klan" "ire jou familiar with these offi- cers" "Have vou attended a meet- ing of the Ku Klux Klan" 'Do vou know what Is in that bos jrhlch Brlttaln referred to In hli testlmonj" 'Have jou nnv knowledge of who placed the box He answered onlj one question asked, giving a negative reply to Attorney (.encral Freeling'n query Did vou have any knowledge of a discussion to visit Wilson for the purpose of administering punish- ment to Joe Kar ler in the afternoon, the pros, (ocutlon and the defense agreed to Tuesday also for the trials of Jeff Smith, John Murray, Rev Leon Julius Dr E c Harlow and j. A Gllllam, the five remaining of sevt-n men charged with murder In the case and who yesterday at the be- ginning of the trial requested sev- erances from joint indictment The case of John Smith one of the defendants in the trial, was dis- missed on the motion of Attornev f.eneral Freeling because It wis jsald evidence failed to show his connection In the affair rf'PT lire .1- I ci f 1 nest t f W il n r t iinlv v li I ceil JUIMJJllJL, l if 1 i t 1 tint, 1 mini u t, 01111 r ilk slljcr itrrj" thr t t vv t Tex is thus t r h s 1 if i ui il 1' t It itc the mn Hit lit s n it in, nl> lltlon of, Hie Htte- v n vvb n i't i till fmd u 1 wa, nt H rimh in u "h a tounj Ihur'liv suriul j 'h't intuit tlrirt't vv iv fir southwest i iht K> nc irl ill 't iv itn i o' tin tin M n r f tin of Ihc Me v HI n bo .'tr The shir if ,on lm for tf W inkier i 1 ml talt ip the I rinse mitit late 1luir.iv mKl t r "mltlt Tlu> ninlimun who f 1 t'i I v. linn 1 Ue I n t f liam al I as identitir 1 him (j in r fn m u I is stir nulv intnmted tin severil ph 1 j M f t f qu( I f 1 IM IB d cUiini, PARDON UST WILL BE AMOUWZb BY GOVERNOR f n t H i I U l ntf n >i it tt f nf- mid n i in i) il l in t c t "ii tn t i it ill T! IM ni ul  t Ii PI 1TION R AMI MX.KOI JHL Kirlru on CliilMmi the cdnc of banillta i iirlsthia" 1 1 nei for men nt Jin 'd ml t t truck In which t was 1 ni il was stolen iv fuiir an n bilt, I anditu tf Hum (li nut 1 !lin driver Into the r car Till tiiievv him out several H cl.s fum ti v -in of the roli- berv wTi the fourth drove truck cvvav Htrtimn lilt hlmf? p trt ow ner of A. loop tnl v. m robbed of -i l i inii lii Jewelry fid iv iv tli n M lit is who forced Ji'rn 1 1 n! p] t f in i taxlcab lit nits n route home t K H a manufar- ttir r of Ins M mi" Iowa, wai fdintl iint MS I iiv eirly thin morn- Ink on tin i t the city i tt K K 'l In and Jevvilfj- Bitlm erudition today iinctrtaln ts los at the hos- piiil I it lerlnjf from possible fi i t ire f the skull Jt I n 1 nni- a tn at MI k vairls Inn vv o had drawn Mlio fn n tl I ink to do some t hrisln in sli npn k was robbed v Inn vuthln A ri tlistance of hotel I A M R e of r trolt and utrt} Idnipi 1 by vv li le tlnv vvtrt ri 1 ng In McRae'1 lutom Mli ind a 'amend brooch v ilmil f 'T i t l fn from MI J ct n] >i i in ish from her hiiMi.it i! I i e irin 1 men drew up tin MiKtf ar ind forced the lufrojt mm an I his wife to t ntt r tli It cti 1 i i t> of the t tv wird (hp other auto- Titv vvtn later put out near thrit I M I Two p s vti-e bl t v n during nil lit nt tl e t il offices of the tin It iph 'ompanv muat- ln-trum< nt m intifueturers by crii ksm n wh escaped aft- T Irivtng k WTtchmm bound and 1'tc W Ilium LATE THIS AFTER-WON .1 ui r j i mt tlr n IK t in fortr IHKI firm Jin Is wtrn I II in n I r if} H u r t M me1' r i ill i 1 i t it U tii In th< {run i f M irt i t d t AI Pr 24-IJl givinui-. offi o Icrte v bnsv this mrrnint: hh IKt of p nlc 113 to b, givin toimrr u to einvUts of tin ctnte ]H mtfcntitrv On iutiunt off detail mf'rni K'verm'i i1- in r f r n to rf convicia to IK i n il U lint v ill not be unnoiimeil until lat, t< liv (jtivern'r N ff tail that there w u'd be apprc Iv twtntv convhis pardotic 1 and that thej vvoulil bo mostlv c< n victs who have served for f vfr 1 jears and hive rmde retards NIAOARV FALLS ONT, Dec 24 was turned Into the Chip- pawa-Queenstown power canal of the Ontario Hydroelectric commis- sion at 4 o'clock this morning The development of power at the Quefnstown generating plant will begin next 'Wednesdav Repre- sentatives of Canadian cities will attend the which will the opening of the dominion s greatest power plant 1ST BE TO TO TAKE SPECIAL RATE WASHINGTON. Dec H meal cane seed and cotton seed cake dried beet pulp must all be to take the name rail road rat" us corn ind coarse grains in western trunk line ter rltorv according a inle todav from the Interstate co nmerce com mission The ruling to Construction work hc'n In I establish a 10 per cent liner freight on the power ptijtct since] charge on the cattle fo'ds nntneit 1814 the eslstlni; rat's on wheat FORT SMITH WESTERN WANTS TO ISSUE BONDS Christmas Pie In San Francisco to Contain the'Pep' Students Raid Government Survty Offices In Suburb Of Cairo TON J'rr Fort nith in I vvf-iM-ii raihv iv i new corporatn n t) take over a mllKa'! I ne lunninc fiom Kort Smith ArK to IjUthrn Ol IT applied to th" rr-nnmrn commission t  1 uilt the road 14 pr i rent reduttKn In ralliond rates on vvhc-it and tin p r tint rerlti tlon on corn unl olhtr onrse Kriinn whitfi v TS to have taken cfftct on Iirremlicr 27 bas been postpi rif 1 until Jtnuirv bv nidrr rf tl rallrn I trmnnsvion The 11 per tent ftiii ii ii in flour K llcn jiostpl ni This IK sti r wi- m t'1 l( tf InwMI t ff ihe ii gtt the tirlffs ul lifhed in timo 1 I r Dec 14 Mrf-rinis pits m sin framlFio thi v r will cunllin 1 total ]c I ll l s lllVlllR HVlll'tl tlltlll vclvts if Hie p run MI n under the Itvv tl 'pip tl ir with hrimlj Ir'ni tin ri runt ptiielouses M're tli tn 2 i "i pillons rf bramlv wr Tr w oull if Id j in Annual murn ot approxlmateh 000 (JnP CMTO l v. i r 1> c Dlsor- rb 11 >i i l i n v ith the in nation ilUt broke out u, li t liurb of Cairo. wh n a i ntj of s'ndtnts raided the K t-rnni'iit sttrv v offices Brlt- troips from Cairo ti ii IH vv ih tl f situation The fitti'li nts wftG ultinutelv ejected Tin U wtre BIV i In the earlv riporti .11 fiv Sill 1 and twenty wounilt tl its Billet Snd no n K from the provinces v rr ri port til He aiitlio tns to I iliv MX f llovvers it Said Zagloul I ha the natlrniiut leader, forcl- ilv rt mo id from tho clt> yester- nliini I i'lil Mir'hal Allenbr. the biKh t timmisiiloner ia I p[ h t i ordered from Cairo HTTM'l P.' K De, 1 Hi r i hr-i t i 1 ris rt 'assincer trnin I-trt tf to herrvv tie went iff the tn l' nnd tirntd coin- plett v over nt Jl I ntflr this m run c Manv jus TI cers were Iniiilet h tt trl r por's said that n one wii tlitiper paflv injure) v> oTnr.it Mir Bh inn I> EGYPT r MFti i Iiec he rupture of negttlitl ns betw en the Kgvptlan tl'ltgatltn in I ondon and Lord Cur- 3 >n the FritNh rctary for for- tlen iffnlrs lite in September. Is lot I etl til in in most quarters as Ilkflv to creat mother Ireland In pt b" ause of the Intense na- feeling t lat has been artuvtd the fcifvptlart p- >I lem todav crvnH lered b> close students of the situitfon ap far w than ever, juiced bv the ton of the native md the ni nil r cf anti-gov- ernment tit in larc" t U tl s writing has f een no i tii! rtMrs bat th s IM consulere 1 is m great s ire due tr the firt it are awa ting tl a r val from Lnn- 1 m ot v. t-K i, Tasha head "f the deli EH I n in order thit t-vlent of t s s k for Egvpt's mit leirneil Any i rvt ni "s DnVrtaUen tAdty I ashi retur "I t" f trv pt eirlv fn .ttber 1 i TI ember I no n 1 Mrniwhle I -i I ?ir 1 Tin i-f srain rom- ine to 'he f re ml s.. tn to n the sui pert of the   

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