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Wichita Daily Times (Newspaper) - December 23, 1921, Wichita Falls, Texas THE WEATHER Wichita Falla To Saturday rail EDITION VOLUME XV PRICE NO MORE WICHITA FALLS TEXAS FRIDAY DECEMBER 23 1921 SIXTEEN PAGES NUMBER 224 SIX INJURED IN DUKE OKLA FIRE EXPECT TO CONCLUDE HEARING AT ARDMORE LATE FRIDAY EVENING ARDMORE Dec nary trial alx an a charge In connection tke killing men at the of December IS was abruptly today wben Front Bourland former of the peace here nnd In tke declined to answer to blm by Attorney eral 9 P pertaining to the Kn Klan After propounding 10 the Ku Klut Klan only of which the consented to Banner Mr granted adjournment of the tearing until Tuesday tn him tine to the on the subject ARDMORE OKLA Dec Harris business man of the first witness called vvhen the trial of seven charged with murder in connection with the death of three men at Wilson the night of Dec 15 wag resumed be- fore Justice of the Peace D W Butcher testified that C G Sims Ardmore police detective came to him Thursday and asked him to accompany Wm out in the he had located several len cars Harris said It was im- possible for him to go and that he refused Sims Sims the prosecution contends persuaded several score prominent Carter county citizens to go with masked men to the pasture i j was quoted as saying were 30 or 40 automobiles and about 130 or 200 masked men Later he went with the party in two automobiles to Wilson where some one got out and looked for Joe Carroll but were unable to find him He then was taken to the house of his brother John Smith and told him that hv would have to go with the party to show where lived This John Smith the man who was Is no relation to the John Smith of Healdton When John Smith went to the door to call Carroll out according to Jell Smith's alleged statement he as ordered by masked men who stationed themselves on each side of the door to throw up his hands Carroll then pulled his gun and in a scuffle to take It away from Him Jeff Smith quoted as saying the latter shot In the leg As the between Carroll and his assailants continued Smith told the assistant county attorney that he was the party would desert him and that he crawled into one of the automobiles where he was later joined by another wounded man whose Identity he was unable to ascertain witnesses had ined when adjourned for lunch During the testimony of Mr Hodge the attorney general moved the court to order the re- lease of John Smith one of the de- hlm to Joe Carroll's house at Aidants on grounds that there which Carroll was shot to show his and killed and Sims mortally Bounded His body later was found in a field five miles from acene of the shooting First mention in the trial of the alleged participation of members of the Ku Klux Klan In the attack upon Carroll waa made by J A another witness He is of a lodge hall here Which is used by several fraternal orders Among them he testified Was one Known as Business Men's league or K K K He de- clared that this order maintained B room in the building and that the night of the he ing in the raid This was granted and the prisoner returned to Ms home CROWD AT EARLY By Associated Press ARDMORE OKLA Dec an early hour this morning crowds began filling the corridors at the courthouse here awaiting the opening at 10 o'clock of the second day of the examining trial of seven prominent Carter county citizens charged with murder growing out of the death of three at son near here on the night of Dec J A Gilliam welt known m 15 Ardmore who is awaiting trial in Approximately 20 more witnesses with the case leave the w General S P late day adjournment after testified to better familiarize himself with the case Earlier In the day ha had stated that he expected to finish sion of testimony Friday County authorities In pursuance with another man 7 with bundles under their arms Attracted Robert Hall furniture dealer of Wilson testified that was at- oy the sound of shots and women and that he women to investigate He met John of instructions from the governor Smith he said who told him that he had been shot He gbt his auto- mobile and took Smith to the pital he testified Smith died soon afterward and unable to tell who had Hall testified that before the shooting He saw O of Ardmore one of the defendants en the street In Wilson with an- other man and that he spoke to him but turned away and not acknowledge his Charles Jones Insurance man of testified that he saw Tom Halle of Ardmore another Dr E C Hatlow and J A both of Ardmore and charged with murder in the case but nut on trial at this time on the street in Wilson between nine and ten o'clock that night and that he spoke to Harlow asking what he nan doing there Harlow re- plied he said that he wass on his tray to Ardmore after visiting an oil field R Barker of Healdton that ho was asked to go to the home of Jeff Smith one of the men In the attack on Carroll by the Rev Leon Julius minister ot Healdton He found Smith who Is a of John Smith the man with a bullet wound In his right leg Smith refused to discuss the his wound the doctor said and Rev Julius cautioned him the to suy nothing of the Affair no o statement Assistant County Attorney Hodge testified J H Pitts one of the defendants had e a verbal element to him Wednesday the date of his arrest In ho sub- In the written statement of Gilliam which nit the driver nf one of the automobiles in which Gilliam rode to tho field near Wilson where the gathered ritts said Hodge testified that Dan nnd Ray Beede defendants and Sims the detective who was killed with him to Wilson where he went to malte some collections and from Wilson to the field and Beerle left his car Hodge quoted as saying and he saw them no wore that night He snH the men who remained in the pasture later received the report that some one had been shot and killed In a conversation with Jeff Smith while he was In the home of Smith at wounded Hodge testified that Smith him he had been nicked up on the street In Healdton and made to go with took no part in the prosecution the case Jeft solely in the hands of Attorney General Freeling H H Brown brother of Russell Brown on Paga 2 Column 1 WASHINGTON Pec 25 De of the Spanish government to release Americans serving In its foreign legion as announced in ble dispatches from Madrid lowed representations by the state department In behalf of American youths who had enlisted to fight the Moors It was learned today Announcement of the decision of the Madrid government made no reference to the return of the bonus paid those soldiers on enlist ment and the state department was unable to say whether return the bonus would be made a condition Many of the Americans have not attained their legal majority it was said at the state department today and pleas of their relatives for assistance In obtaining their discharge resulted In an exchange of notes between the American government and Spain in which the Spanish government showed every desire to agree to American wishes The number of Americans serv Ing with the Spanish foreign legion is less than 100 Many instances of distress among the recruits have been brought to attention State declined to say would taken to stranded in Spain the department's department of- what steps aid those i n CASE AUSTIN Miles federal prohibition officer who charged yesterday with der In connection with the death of Peeler ton driver ar- rived In and made bond of The TT th murder and the with to murder with Miles wade bond yesterday FORT WORTH Pec grand Jury which has been gating for 10 days the lynching of Pred Rouse negro house strikebreaker returned Its report this without finding any Indictments The report condemned mob law and recommended that the lynching Investigation be continued by the next grand jury Rouse was seized by the mob In a hospital taken to a nearby tree and hanged He had previously been beaten by a mob In the strike district following the shooting of two BE Ml MINISTER WASHINGTON Pec gary ts preparing to who In 1508 ried M of New Its minister to ton name wss submitted for approval of the American time tign and it Is under- stood his will in ray be NO SPEECHES TOUCHING ON SUBJECT TO BE MADE DURING HOLIDAYS BELIEVE IRISH PEOPLE WILL URGE RATIFICATION Plan Meetings Paw Favorable To Peace Agreement EUGENE V DEBS IS GIVEN RELEASE BY PRESIDENT HARDING DMt ten jear prison of V wan today dent Harding the leader be released Hitman dar from Atlanta WASHINGTON Dec sen of ten years imprisonment imposed upon Eugene V Debs leader following his tion of violating the espionage act was commuted today by Commutations of sentences of 23 other persons convicted of time laws were announced By Associated Press j wno times was a LONDON Dec dail candidate tor president was con- t of further on three counts growing out on the Irish peace treaty til 3 although coming as a I reached the supreme court surprise here was considered as tribunal acted on only to the chances for tnat dealing with the Interference tion F-v agreement between the recruiting the govern contending factions the ment charged resulted from the bers will deliver no speeches ing treaty during the period of adjournment nor participate in public meetings at which the treaty Is discussed but it is the Irish people will get together and agitate ratification Various agricultural and business associations and civic bodies In land are said to be planning ings to pass resolutions favoring the treaty and although It Is there will some the president arc likely in tions against acceptance it Is their cases Of the civilian the large majority will ers released today about port the stand of Arthur Griffith jt Is said were or Michael Collins and their treaty ad- hers of the I W W who had speeches of the socialist leader The president granted dons to five former soldiers tive Christmas day Debs was ordered released from Atlanta penitentiary by Harding along with 23 other sons convicted of similar offenses A number of other cases ing military crimes committed by American soldiers still are ing consideration at the hands of j ruENE v a change of views The adjournment period will thus be nearly equivalent to a popular referendum The English newspaper in Dublin emphasize the I importance of the speech of Robert Mulcahy chief of staff of Irish re- publican army in the dail yesterday In which he advocated acceptance of the treaty They thought that his i support with that of such fighting men as Michael Collins and J McKeown assured the adhesion of the republican army throughout the country Lorn of Some of the correspondents also dwelt upon what they consider moon Valera's Joss of prestige At Indicated by the vote for ment which he a mile from a statement that when ballet through his heart Maxwell the republican presidency not regard his oath as fettering his was regarded as con- OKLA Pec i3 of Maxwell 50 well known itockrnati was found today had gent bunting and falling to re- turn became the object of a search It was thought he had accidentally shot himself when pulling his gun alterably damaging his Influence Question is raised In England as I through a wire fence to how the ment will affect j the position of the in TO DEATH prison who were lately reported as CLOTHING CATCHES OX FIRE about to receive amnesty and whether the withdrawal of British troops will now be but nothing hag developed upon to base even conjectures there hag been some Speculation as to how far a real settlement of Irish trouble would be affected by ratification of the treaty The ent of the Westminster Gazette while hoping and believing that It will be ratified says that in that case the fein would still have to be reckoned with Emphasizing that the fein is not satisfied with the treaty he says it is cult for the English people to the earnestness of the ex- treme republicans of Ireland to whose tirely alien a compromise is en- The correspondent quotes un- named observer as declaring there are hundreds of young women and men who will If the treaty Is fied retire In bitter disillusionment from any participation whatever In the agreement and may a fein within the fein The dail eireann may convince them that the treaty under ress but this will not destroy the republican movement The Perhaps this Is why one notices so little enthusiasm here people are making the best of a bud job BELIEVE TVILL AID SUPPORTERS OF THE THEATt LONDON Dec ment of the dail eireann and the delay In a vote on the Anglo-Irish treaty Is editorially commented on today by the Evening Standard as possibly advantageous to the porters of the treaty and at any rate unwelcome to the canonists The newspaper ex- presses the opinion that the sage of time Is likely to weaken the Intellectual case for the re- of the treaty and larly to undermine the position of Eamonn Valera The Tail Moll Gazette and Globe in its comment says that since Mr dc Valera opposed the adjournment we may perhaps assume that the vote of 77 to 44 with which It was carried Is a rough Index of the tlo of strength between himself and his opponents TWENTY MEN ARRESTED AFTER POLICE CHARGE A PACKING HOUSE CROWD OMAHA NEB Deo men wern arrested today after lice charged Into a crowd around street car the trolley of which had been pulled from Its cable In the packing house district where a strike is In progress The police still were unable to Identify the body of a man fatally near one of the packing ot- flces last night HARVEY CHURCH GUILTY AND SENTENCED TO DEATH THE VERDICT Of JURY CHICAGO Dec Harvey Church charged with murder of two automobile salesmen was found this morning and to death Church killed the mm furl and Bernard when delivered a car which he had arranged to buy ATOKA OKLA Dec ine Wagoner 7 year old daughter of Joseph Wagoner an undertaker here was burned to death late when her clothes caught on fire while she was playing with ma toh es EXTREMISTS GROUP OF UNEMPLOYED IN ABANDON DISTURBANCE Associated Press LONDON Dec The stration bv London's unemployed said to have been planned for night in the fashionable west shopping district was abandoned today It was believed the stration was abandoned because the police had learned of tfic plans By Associated Tress LONDON Dec A- extremist group of unemployed in London was declared in an announcement bv Scotland Yard today to be planning to create a disturbance today or morrow in the west end of London The west end is London's ble shopping which is crowded these days with Christmas and is frequented by bers of unemployed who are ing money Irom the holiday buyers FLEDGES TO ARKANSAS FARM LITTLE ROCK Hoc quarters of the Arkansas Farm Hureau Cotton Growers Cooperative association announced that Walter Driver of Mississippi county had signed a contract to market bales through the sociation next year This Is said to be the largest cooperative cotton marketing contract ever signed C O Moser of Dallas Texan of the American Cotton Growers exchange was authority for the statement HP said that the previous record was held by John Wanamaker of South Carolina with WASHINGTON dent Harding has signed the sian relief which carries of to be ex- pended under the supervision of the American relief administration The funds become Immediately available Gram will be moving Into r five from the 000 appropriation Secretary Hoover said upon leaving the White House soon after It was announced the president had signed the hill The cash put bv congress In the hands of the corporation Mr Hoover paid that tlie funds will become in s manner nnd without to usual government i By Associated Tress MALTA British warships have received orders to proceed to Immediately Other units of the British ranean fleet arc under orders to leave at the shortest notice By Associated Trees CAIRu EGYPT Dec Pasha one of the Ees nationalist leaders who refused to obey an order Issued by the military authorities that he and his chief followers cease all cal activity and leave Cairo was escorted to the railway station here today re- moval was accompanied by some disturbances In thr course of which there was a considerable smashing of Later the plans were changed and was trans- ferred to a motor car and taken to Suez The action of the authorities lowed a fight Thursday near home in which two of his porters were killed i CONTINUE INQUIRY INTO CASE OF A MAN FOUND POISONED IN A HOTEL BIRMINGHAM Dec 25 Coroner continued his In- today of the death by of John Rodgers 40 at a local hotel late esterday The man was believed bv officers to have committed He formerly lived at Gardner III and Heavener Ok la Mrs Lillian of Memphis al companion o Rodgers is held as a material witness Mrs was not at the at the time Is alleged to the poison officers declared She was found at a railway tion some flme after death and according to the authorities dc she was leaving town v oman said ened to kill himself if che left him HELD AS A SUSPECT IN CONNECTION WITH BANK ROBBERY AT EXETER MO SPRINGFIELD MO Dee Bob Amos years old Is being held In ill jail today at In connection with the rob liery of the bank at Mo Amos w ap at Cassville last Sheriff Ed Roberts nf t and his posse found the automobila supposed to have been driven by the bandits wrecked and about a mile and a half northeast of Exeter An overcoat in the pocket of which were a number of letters addressed to Amos was found by the officers authorities are of ic opinion that the robbery of the North Arkansas bank at Everton Ark last week was staged by the same men that looted the Exeter yesterday IN I t FOR EAST INDIES THE Peo ond chamber of ment passed by 57 to 18 today the authorizing a loan In the ed States for the Dutch East Indies THREE ARE IK GEORGIA HOTEL FIRE WAYCROSS GA Dec negroes burned to death when a negro hotel was destroyed by fire early today The origin of the fire has not been 4 ANOTHER NEW LOW 4 FOR SICAR NEW YORK Per An- 4 other new low record price for the past seven years 4 in the local raw 4 today of fir baxs of old crop CuKis were made at 4 I a pound 41 4 FRANCE STILL MAINTAINS SITION REGARDING SUB- MARINES PLAN ANNOUNCED BV SON RE- SULT CONDITION WIFE AND DAUGHTER IE IS IIY TO SIX MEN FIRE DESTROYS NINE STORES PICTURE SHOW AND A OARAGE VIRTUALLY NECESSARY TO BODY WILL BE PLACED SECURITY SAYS BRIAND IN VAULT UNTIL SPRING nin A AT DUKE OKLA Indicates to Cooperate With United At Far Possible Final Rotting Place Betide Mother And Father In Dec dent Harding la V formal today declared tke difference of Interpretation kirk kate arisen over tkr four-power are to kli mind unimportant By Associated PARIS Dec has sent Ambassador in Washington a final ami definite of the capital ship ratio France It Is tains her position regarding sub- marines and roost defense though she is willing to negotiate France Insists that her demands are vitally to her ity It is Indicated but Is to cooperate with the States as far as possible SI Ql FOR WASHINGTON Dec of the French delegation to additional Instructions to auxiliary craft from its home government promised to load to further of the submarine question hv the ington conference in the meeting to break a Christmas lull The further instructions by the French delegation Had been received up to and it Improbable to delegation members that would conie through In time to be of use at the meeting of the full naval tee set for 3 o'clock a understanding the discussions opened yesterday with British delegation for abolition of submarines auto- are resumed In of announcement by the French tho had nothing to While the pre- pared for the meeting gestion came thp Italian through an authorized spokesman that another arranged soon after the ment of the present gathering to take up further question of craft The Italians their man made the a number of nations either built building or nero not represented at present ence and unless brought Into aRreo ment with the of present gathering might at smalt outlay construct ient submarine tonnage to menace the IJ Pec content with the fullness of Ins life rested Unlay from bis labors With tho of hu immediate present with hour c-f the the of the venerable Kentucky Journalist who dUd here was d in A vault in until when it bol taken home h Riven a final resting plac mother ami father HI Cave Hill cemetery at Louisville of the his er and ami for four t brief and pimple Mrv Ice at a of the Jr that the hour of the serv e be not public and the that there be no tributes that tlie service and with It be as aim pie as possible The Rev J T nation Mrs Is a member Six New Were By Blaze Which In Meat Market i t Tim S OKLA Six tlie small tuwa of In the hospital as the result of w buildings In that destroyed last 1 The Injured are report d t be in a very serious The of Die fire state of Duke people resulted from tlu uf a gasoline lank In l butcher to tiie fire department they were t overcome the blue Several people from this went tn the fire and gave much H possible two ambulances and several doctors The people are well known and the majority ers of the business houses de- H is not how much ance was tarried ni ARE a th of I An the Mm a invitation to newspapermen of w a i rage at south of r to be present JudEe Hubert publisher of the and a dozen clone of the also attended the In to Of Mrs Watterson there were two floral offerings In addition to from the There was no The ister in accordance a request of son read the fourteenth chapter of John and after ft brier In he spoke of thn life of Colonel an open concluded the service with tf last night R feeling of security here represented of the power given name unknown Smith and who vi ere burned were brought to a Mangum hospital iff an ambulance called irom here The occurred at the garage which was the last place to burn Six new automobiles In the garage were de- The firn started In the meat ket owned by u R Solbe but ly to the farmers grocery store Toll's drug store thf Falace picture show Lee Walker's tailor shop the mers store and the raKe from the not estimated late night Origin of the blaze has been determined EXPECT OK VIEWS ON Fiy Associated Dec 23 A ther of on tbe proposal for abolition ot the submarine v as expected at day's session o the full naval committee nf arms the French delegates prepared to go abend with of of auxiliary craft desired by France under the naval reduction program ANOTHER WASHINGTON Dec 33 tion has been made by the Italian armi delegation to the naval conv of the conference that an- other International gathering of broader scope bp called soon after the adjournment of the present to deal particularly with submarines and auxiliary craft SAVING DEPOSITORS IN TREMONT TRUST COMPANY HAVE RECEIVED DIVIDEND BOSTON In the Trust panj which has been a year received a distribution of 33 per cent the first ment on their accounts TOe dend win approximately The bank closed ing the failure of Charles quick rich OKLA 23 S Saulter here late Wednesday following receipt of ad- vices from Wichita Falls loft here In custody of officers for that where he wanted in connection with through which lie IB alleged to have obtained from the First National hank of Iowa Park The First National bank of Iowa Park City National of Wichita Falls each of two bank who were for Saulter being here KURT WORTH pec cram here tins morning from Waul said Sheriff of i day is in pursuit of a fugitive he sure is Tommy escaped The at the home of a ranchman by the name In Word county Thursday for food and n ieft on He h house on foot later he hart leh a tralik at the nearest point thirty he was the was O'Connor He this afler n picture of the Werd and Winkler counties are far out on the plains sparsely settled and seldom visited except by and hunters CONFESSED RAILWAY ROBBERY CONSPIRATOR TO DALLAS KnItT WORTH train who Is awaiting tence In federal court here was re- tn thU morning ao he be beyond reach of com- with t Worth ple it wan said Two men bandit killed during the rollers attempt ORDER THE LANDING OF IMMIGRANTS NOW HELD FOR NINETY DAY PERIOD WASHINGTON Pec directing the landing rot t 90 of aliens now held at Im- migration stations of ex- I cess In the quota already admitted ere today by Secretary Weeks Packed In Suit Case In t Clout Of Hotel At New wick N J NKW K J Dee 23 mutilated body of 5 years old who been missing from her home at the Bellmore hotel operated hy her mother was packed todar in a suitcase In a closet at the Hotel Albany According to the police the girl was seen to enter the Hotel Albany at 6 o'clock last night with George a carpenter who liven there He said was his granddaughter He left an hour later alone The police were ing him today The father in under ment In connection with an attack upon a girl the police said He has not been seen here for Some REAR ADMIRAL BARTON DIES AT PHILADELPHIA PHILADELPHIA Pec Admiral John Kennedy Barton C S N retired former engineer In of the States navy died at trie Philadelphia navy yard hospital early today He was 85 years old URGE INCREASED IMPORT DUTIES ON MOVIE FILMS TO PROTECT AMERICANS WASHINGTON Df In- creased Import on motion IK for several film companies The ilerman bad reunited in rf two rtf the film making factories In the country IS TO NEW YORK Pec Healy's for years one of the best known In New York soon Is to bp a victim of prohibition Thomas J the proprietor has sold the to eral Chinese who will convert It Into a emporium It reported Dec 5.1 railroad commission In a clr ular Issued dav granted a 1 V r cent reduction in on in Tetas application for such a reduction being made bv the railroads ton Is the first commodity on which rates were tinder thv of the to the int on all farm li cent It ft tiie e will flr reduction on ether IN SPA PERI
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