The Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 285, Ed. 1 Tuesday, December 20, 1921 Page: 1 of 8
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f)e Sfatlene Batty Reporter
FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS BY LEAKED WIRE
.VOLUME 34 NUMBER 285
ABILENE TEXAS TUESDAY DECEMBER 20 1921
PRfCE FIVE CENTS"
COL. JONES SPEAKS
TO TEACHERS HERE
THE KANSAS AMAZONS
PROMINENT TYLER ATTOK-
NEY TELLS TEACHERS THAT
LAWS SHOULD BE CHANGED
WANT QUESTION SETTLED
NOW SO IT WILL NOT PRE-
SESSION ON SUBS
SOLDIER ON STAND TESTIFIES i
SAW HANGING OF DOZEN AMERICAN
SOLDIERS IN FRANCE IN 3 MONTHS
i i ..ii in i i
mr jgi f(;e-w?v-.
Alteration of Compulsory Attend-
ance Law and Establishment
of Teacheragcs Among
Col. T. N. Jontjs lawyer and college
regent of Tyler Texas was tho chlu'f
attraction at tho Contri.1 West Toxns
Teachers lnstitutu Tuesday morning
nnd dcllcred quo ot tho strongest
ndtlrcsqcs exer heard In this motion
pi Texas on tho present duy problems
in tho schools of Texas lrty audi.
torlUm ot Ablleiio Jlall at Simmons
College was. agnlit filled to overflowing
and many times during' Uol. Jones'
speech ho was applauded.
Col. Jones was Introduced by presi-
dent Ji D. Sandefor ot Simmons Col-
lego who paid tribute to tho speaker
as ono of tho fordnic:t men In Texas
hi educational affairs as will as a
public spirited man who has "mado"
Koernor though ho was never elected
to that office.
In opening 'his .address Col. Jones
stated that tho education 1 question
Is thq greaU . problem and most Im-
portant Issue of the. ago in public and
political life. "At present education
is essentially a state ln'oblctn" statcu
tho 'speaker. "Tho state Is tho unit.
If t!to-state docs not porfoim.her duty
in this matter education may become
a National problem but the unit will
never grow loss than the State."
Tho speaker emphatically pointed
out throughout his u uiks that the
Mate legislation is falling down on the
Job of edu-atitiB tho bts and girls
lit Iho state and is doing this in direct
violation of tho Texas constitution
which . states fn these 'slmplo words
that "it shall bj tho duty of tho legls-
laturo ot tho state to establish and
mako mutable provision for tho sup-
port and maintenance ot an efficient
system of public free schools."
"It is tho business of the educators
of tho stnto to educato tho children
of the state so that they will make
good citizens of this country.'' stated
tlu speaker. "If a community in
Taylor County cannot affoid to build
a sohool house. It Is tho business of
tho state to build a school In that com-
munity and to employ a teacher."
Co). Jones recommended that the
stato ought Jto permit each county to
elect a board of county school trustees
to servo for a period of six years In-
stead of two and that It should bo tho
duty of this board- of trustees to ap-
point the principles of each school In
Somo of the Provision.
Following In brief are some of the
provisions which would ho contained
in tho revised school statutes proposed
by Qol Jones:'
"Ono for tho compulsory consolida-
tion of schools in rural districts
"Tho children -must bo transported
free ot charge to tho consolidated
"A tbacheragc as a part of tho
sohool property must bo provided at
c.ih' consolidated school and at' shch
other schools In rural dlstilcts as tho
necessities of- each situation may re-
"Libraries must bo' provided In ach
rural school district o a sufficient
variety of books to accomodate (he
children ot the district.
"Vocational training must be given
In every public school in this state.
"Tho schools should liavo sessions
for twelve months each car so ar.
ranged ns to furnish each child an
opportunity to attend at least eight
..months each vear.
"Tho qualifications of the district
and county school lioards must bo
"Tho County Superintendent of Pub-
lic Instruction must bo appointed by
the County School Hoard
"The statutes must be so amended
that ono or more counties enn com-
prise an Independent nchonl district
"Thn avalloblo school fund must
Jc distributed tn tho several counties
according to their 'scholastic popu-
lation: "Special appropriations should bo
mado with which io pay tho tuition
of those from the rural districts who
ntlend tho high schools In tho cities
"Tho compulsory attendance law
must bo amende! so that it "can be
(Continued on pago two)
GIFT OF FIFTY DOLLARS FROM KLAN!
BRINGS G00DFELL0W TOTAL TO A
Christmas Joy In many a poor home
and Christmas happhiestf for manv n
poor youngster was assured Tuesday
morning when tho tnystcilouH hand of
the Ku Klux Klan ngaln manifested
itsolf in Abilene this tlmo in tho do-
nation of a crisp fifty dollar bill to
thovGoodfollows. .Tho bill was one or
a-pair deposited under tho door of
tho Beportcr office by iho invisible
messenger of tho Jylap Monday night
ami was discovered Tuesday mptnlnp
i'Iia brinf nhtntion nccoiulianving tho
hundred dollar gl" indicated that fittv
dollars wni ror tno uootnenown mi"
fifty dollars for the Sunshine Nuisery.
The iccclpt of thts hnndsonio gift
from tho realms ot tho linlslble Ilnj-
plr. makes It cot tain that tho G.ood-
fellows are gaing to bo ablo to spread
a Whale lot of real Jty among tho poor
kiddles of Abilene this Christmas. .
The need tor assistant o tn providing
the children of destitute families with
a little Christmas Uioer Is greater this
year than last by a considerable mar
Kin according to experienced lnves-
lli.fifrti'w wlin liftvn iiifiiln n fmrVPl' OI
tho situation. Thero nro a large nuiiff
her of the llttlo tots who will lltoiakW
wake up on Christmas Jdornliltf to
just nothing at ajl unless ht Good-
fellows appear In numbers :fflcnt
to provide it in hard for somo of us
to realize In such n busv. bustllnc sea-
.noil and In tho midst of our Cluistma!
fhop'plng that nutynndcr Bomewlieie
aro those who aro unable to partld-
pat In tha clad Chrlstmao spirit be-1
A Fleet Proportioned to Defen-
sive Purposes Submitted By
M. Sarraut to the Con-
(By the Associated Tress)
WASHINGTON l3 C Dec. 2Q. '
Ftnnco today accepted tho American
propuwil that sho bo accorded a cap-
ital shin tonnaKO ot ltu.OOO "under
tho naval limitation plan.
The nccqptnnco ot tho Trench was
given at a meeting of tho conference
r .. i uiinttiitriitfni nf fifteen at v. nicli
the correspondence botween Chairman
Hughes ana premier urianu on m
question of capital ship tonnage ot
Franco was presented.
(By tho Associated Press)
WASHINGTON. D. C. Dec. 20-
Thp British delegation has formally
asked that a plenary session ot Ihu
Washington conference be held to-
morrow or Thursday lit order that
Gieat BUtnln present its caso tor tho
abolition of tho submarine.
Tho British spokesman In discussing
tho submarine tonnago question de-
clared that unlos.s an agreement was
reached on that jjhaso of the question
all that had been accomplished toward
naval limitation might be upset.
'Tho lit Utah spokesman whq an-
nounced tho jequest said no informa-
tion was forthcoming as to whether
tho meeting had or would be granted
Jt was exported h6wevor the session
would bo held Thursday.
(By the Associated Tress)
WASHINGTON Dec 20 The mod-
ifed proposals of tho Fiench govern-
ment as to -tho naval ratio to bo al-
lotted Franco under tho naal HmU
tatlon agreement wcro presented to
tho naval subcommittee ot fifteen of
tho .Washington conference today by
Albeit Sarraut head of tho French
Tho French plan as presented. It
was understood proposed a fleet pro
portioned In tho several oinsses or
craft so as to glvo Franco a navy that
could be devoted largely to defensive
Tho' presentation of M. Sarraut It
was learned was largely one uf prin-
ciples much attention being given to
tho necessity felt by Franco f0r ade-
quate defense. The French delegation
indicated Franco's willingness to make
concession) on capltaf ships tonnage
butito as tq submcrslbles and Other
Ho recalled that the agreement
reached by tho United States'. Great
Britain and Japan In regard to tho
llaval ratio of capital ships was con
dltioned upon a satisfactory supple-
mentary agreement in regard to tho
French and Italian ratio which he
said so far luis not been had.
READY FOR TRIAL
By tho Associated Tress)
AUSTIN. Tex.. Pec 5a In NlW of
the examining tual of the twenty de-
fendants charged with killing Feeler.
Clayton bring set for Thursday morn-
ing Constable Charles Hornby is busy
summoning witnesses to appear for
lhj trial One of tho witnesses he Is
after Is the man John H. iShclton men-
tioned jesterda-v ns being reported to
him to have seen tho nhonting. Thin
man Mr Shelton .said lives thirtv
miles from Austin near the mouth of
the; Pcderhales river.
While county Attorney Hornsbv
read tho names yesterday of onlv
about thirty witnesses subpoenaed for
the trial Ir. Shblton declared todav
that over one hundred witnesses would
bo subpoenaed .fOr the trial. '
Justice of the Tpjice Mendetl Is still
undecided As to whether he V'ill hold
ferret rourt of inquiry after tho ex-
nnuntng trial is concluded.
OF REAL SUCCESS
cnifso of utter financial destitution.
But nevertheless H is so. And it takes
Muh a little bft to go a long way with
thos'o poor youngsters. "Wouldn't you
frej bettor on Christmas morning if
you knew that a dollar or sp of yours
had hi ought ono full day ot Joy to
the heart of some nigged llttlo fallow
Who .otherwise would 'liavo. wntrhod
in nlll'for the long promised visit of
-old Santa ClausV
lu lino with tho usual poll- of tho
Goodfellows there will be no personal
canvass mado for funds. It is a caso
of "let your consclcnto' bo your guide"
with tho Goodfellowfl. Funds contri-
buted to tho cause will bo expended
carefully and efficiently by the tialn-
ed w oikers of the. lied Cross and will
bo used whom most lieodod. l.eaio
our contribution at any of the four
Abilene banks tho desk nt Hotel Grace
ar at tho offlco ot the Reporter.
Heie Is tho status of the fund to
frtrlously riknowledged ....$14
a Klux Klan f0
ii. compton ... 10
Mr. nnd Mrs. Floyd Singleton. 6
Big Buck Singleton ...... 100
Llttlo Buck Slngloten . .'. 1.00
T.lttlo Sister Slnglaton .. .... l.oo
Mr nnd Mrs.'"V. C. lvlnsolVlng. a.po
U. II- Adams 2.00
I Jesse U .Cope . l.oo
I Bred 2. bO
V. Seller 5 00
Total i-i..j laTso
HBIfixlHt" ?A 7 KJU ( lHIIIIHiiHV" "t. ft4
V1 BPii&ffiPlH Ti'jtmk BSsSm mwBVBVBmLV 111
m iiMl 1 IBB 1 1 fiWr m iir PL1-.MI V
.'M&m .: ? i ?"" 'S i i I
ifliuilil I ii in li II mmmmmmmmmmmMiMmmmMM2mMmmmmmammmmmmmJREmmmmmmkmmmM
Women carrvjrp balms in thrir '-o r nt eoininon among Uie COOO rnldlcrs t)f tjio feminine nrmy
toolc up the caueo of their striking hush.m-.s and futlicis in tho mine fieldn near Pittsburgh Kansas.
RESTORE ORDER IT
TULSA AFTER MB
Tiinici: sirs ni:iD is covxrrr
ion with kiiin; or I'oiici:
ori'icmi mmuiticd oi'T or
ciTV or Ti'i.sx.
(By thn Asfloriatcd Press) I
TULSA Oklii Deo. UO-u-Condlfions
wore nulct hero today following the re-
moval of tin eo prisoners siyqjcttod of
being Implicate In the murder of
Harry II. Auiamlt srcietary to I'ollpe
Commlhslonrr J. M. Adklsson thr'
woundihg of Dotortio Iko 'VtlHtn'n
nnd tho holdup F tattns on ilio jmli.
He highways leading tin Tutut on .
Hilt Dalton. AHIs Tears and Tom
W. Cook all ot criminal records iu-"
cording to thr noliro wore spirited
from the'iity Into rstei day nltrruoou I
aflqr rumors pr mob violence ha4 be-'
come ronihton. Their destination was
not' announced by Sheriff McCol-
lough who directed thrir rcnlnvnl
They had been identified .as hlghwav
lobbers and two of them ns mombets
of the party that flr9d on tho polhi
Thousands of npplo gathered earlv
last night at both ihe'coiinly nnd it '
Jails nnd remained for sonic lmo. The
cirowd nt thu' loliCo stntlim dlspeised
after a committee was nllowetl to In J
spoct the' Jhil. A committcQ also iji-t
Hpeoted thb cellH t tho county iall I
whero a largel: npwd gathered. Xo !
Moicnce was- attempted
J. O JM1JI.H9
Ih'roui urcrli; anduiey addc
" P!J '"" '?"' ul uc R avl sod the
irou to to nome .
Itl'"liard C'roki'P Itcltrr
(fty ttiQ Assdeiated I'ress)
. DUDLI.V Dec. i'0. UUhard Crokrr
former Tammany Chieftain w;ho' ban
been HI at his home (Jlrnncalru Cas-
tle was imported as showing contin-
ued iniproe"nu nt Jle had brrn suf
fering froiij a I'hlll tontiqited while
jelurninu to li eland f i oni tlio tlni'rd
States' which conlmevl lum to hi i
Ijrd. Today he v. is
sating up "in his
THRU WEST TEXAS
sulfite at Juarez is a dcrlaratlon that
BIGSPBING. Te-. Drc po it w.-vs'onuoriuiiltU") for Anirrlmns in the
inressaiy Tot the Tt xas & Pa ifk: mil-
way to put another tiain crew tn sci -
ico to-day tn order to handle tho in
creaso business caused by rerouting
California fruit shipments from thB
northern routo to come Ma the Texas
Si Pacific where tha fruit will not be
damaged due to freezing weather. .
Ono hundred car loads a day are due
WEEK 1 JANUARY
STAMFOUD. Dec'. 20. The first I
week In January will be "Father and j
Son"' week In Stamfotd. Tha niove-
ment Is being fontered bv the Stain-1
foul Rotary Club and the American'
Tlie first Sunda'v In January pastors
will pur en a Hortiioh upon the sub I
jeet and this will bo foUowed by some
kind of ubM'rt.it'u" rich dv unlll
I'rldnv. upon hnli d'lte thero will
be a father and su banquet.
STAMFORD. Texas. Dec 20 Tlu
acreago lu wlK.it in this sitlon or
the stato will bo vefy short this vear
dua to the continued drv weatfiei
Praotieally all cotton In this aectlpn
had been gnlhered and as noon as it
rains far mem will bgin plowing1 their
farms for next year's crops.
FATHER 1IID SON
.. Farmer 'ny that ulnro there has
1iern o ialn for a. heat that a dtv pry thpnf-meter
winter will mean a wet sr.lijr henrei6 tiiinirmetcr
a good cron vrar rl ir n " worryplKelat' tpidlty
'ng over the prs' it . J. o'p I -r c'.
fill KLUX BUTE
S100 TO ABILENE
Tup fin v dollar hllU ullli the
tlic following; IcHcrln nn cuU'lnpc
luldicscd to Thf Abilcno Jtcport-
or wi'iilcil with n pencil was
found lllls mornliig which lurd
lii'vii cnrcfnllj jiikI H!iMftly plac-
ed on n ilck In the officv:
Abilene ltrjmi'to-r. C'Ky
i-iitl('lni'ii: I'llUlM piVM.Mll '
$50 to tlii (JootlftilowH fin- u
Ali'irj t'lirltmiis lor the jioor
rhlldiril of Vhllcnc and Sfill (o the
Suii"liiic Niiiniij to nssl'-t'Iii the
f'ili vtoik of that (irgahlatloii
Mitlciic Ku lvlu Kluii
The one bundled dollars will bj-
Uirncd ocr to tnie orj;anlntloii'i
K AGREES TO
the Associated Ircs)
l)e 'Jo "J'lanco has ar-
.v. . o- v.if'x-v 1ttcr1r.a nni'n ifllin
or rap.h are gl.uif
loJlor h(lt Jt vt nfforil m"
il'irmici Drbind of France Is leporled
ii- liilnrltiir if nn ilifriln'W with the
vs.."..":." : r .-;.;.
i I'rUJv .khi corresponiient mat no nan
never takeii ori srrlouslv the differ
wires between Franco find lingland In
r gnrd to iepaintlonn uiu was sut'r
Unit a solution would bo found of
the European bohijtion in. general he
ftussja is a question whicn girat
i Britain nnd Franco should
together but a fear tho disorgnniza
it Ion of Umtofit country Js greater than
lis known. Great Britain and Franco
must together undertake tho reron-irtil tlio wouiiulng ot a foutth at V1I-
strudion of JJurope. Thr mnlnten-1 son ncav here Thurhdiiy night nt last
rmuo of tjcaro Is based MHdly upoii
m entente corqiuio oi nil mo nines
MINING INIHVntY IN
i .MKXICO IS IMPItOVi:i)
I- . (Hy thp Associated Priss)
1 IU. l'ASO Texas Dee. 20. In an
nffii Inl'rrhnrt. from' tlio American roil
mining soctloh sections f Moxlco aie
"tremendous. ' . '
Although cops were not as good In
Chihuahua as hoped for. tho report
says and although prosperity of thut
country depends on tlio rehabilitation
of Its railroads probably as much ns
anything elsd things are opening up
to a fair extent especially in the
U. S. Department of Acrlcultnro
ABILENE. Bee. 0 For Abtleno
and vicinity tonight ploudy colder
eiild wava with. temperntUio 2 to 30
Wednesday unsettled and cooler.
Viy Kut Texas tonlxtit cloudy rain
In east iporlton coldet1 except in-
simth oast portion cold "wavo In
iioith jioitlon with temperature. 22 to
0 AViduesdHy unsettled colder lit
For AVest Texas tonight 'unsettled
Weather; colder in north portion with
cold wave; temperature will be 20 to
.;0 degrees except IS to 34 in tho Pan-
handle Wednesday unsettled weuthor
i fililrr 111 s.iullitact nnrtlon. i
U liJll'liUA I U K1S
9 0 KX
It fil til
U fit 73
Milgt .' CS . .
.Noon ... 73 .
Kunriea ...... 7'35
sunset . . .:. 6.18
7 Pm. 7 k m. l; it
.. Cl BJ 7S
... 47 87
... 3 69 Wfe
KLAW OENIES PART
II KILLING NEAR
fHv tho Associated Press)
lint'STON. Texas Dec SO Itcitrr-
nllng his ntntrinent that no ono nr
tested rio f.ir In conn n.t Ion with the
Ardiiirtrq tragrdy Is a nirmbef of the
Ku Klux KIiih. lleore 15. Klmbrongli
Jr. Riatul K"blln of fir southwest of
tho-Iylin this morning' st ateil that lis
porsbual reprosentatle lit .Oklahoma
Im givlfig every p'osslble did In an effort
to unravel the tragedy.
(IJy tho-Associated. Press)
OKLAHOMA CITY lire . 20 'Pho
date attuipry grnnal's offlrp will bo'
lnstrtirtcd to take rhargo of the inves-
tigation of tlir hlllingH hiBt weci nt
WUhoii. OlUahonia Governor J. ll. A.
Itobrrtson told ft delegation of Ardp
more cjtlseim who waited upon him
todav to pre-rtU-Ktnrtnents-reRTh'dlllB
condltlonH in Carter county.
I Governor TtdbrTton told tjio Car-
' tpr cmnl v delegation hr know tho
Situation thel-o wxiij netloUs nnd that;
ho would ItivoUo martial law If he.
thought It would savo ono life. "I
doulit If Hiuilii In its palmiest prr-
war laK ever Had such a situation In
a eommunity wheiv there was suppos.
rd to be on established govcrnnieiit"
ho ndded. "Efforts Jmvo heon tiiadc
to ga md to call off the Investigation
liif 1 hnn Intt Itiv iinlld.s in tlin'iinw
!;uid thero will bu no turning back"
t.t..... 1'..ll.. n.a'lu...... .....i.tn..
M wloTceu7 Invt.g'aWd"
h.KC(l ix jlW enfoi'frmcnt in Carter
. loitnty. told tho delegation that ouster
irf-iriwfllnt m'III 1i himu.fif nLfilnui n
i - " i - --"- -o".....- -
' number ot oriiciais in tnat county
pot ono or two hut'n larxo nuinber"
I'roreedlngs will bo Instituted aH soon
a arrangements can bo made to tfet
tlio Cases before a "fair" Jury ho trald.
(ltt Tho Assnclate't Press!
AI1DMOU13. Okla . Doc. 110. Cltl-
zciw of Aidniuie t(jlay wei-o waiting
tlio result or a icport to uovornor J.
B. A Jtoboithon in connootlon with
tho shooting aild killing of thrco men
' woek. Aomtnitteo ot lb peiecteu at
n moss meeting or Auimoro citizens
called upon thn governor last night
to(telI "tho truo Htato of affairs" in
Silicon men fourteen of whom aro
cliaiged with tnnrder aro In jalj in
connection with tho. killings. All are
held without bail with no (Into set for
a ineUmlimry heaing. Many of the
men nro primlnont
Tlioto was discussion here today of
a statement mado public last -night at
Houston TcMi. by Oeorgo B. Klpibro
Jr. grand oblln of tho Ku Klux Klnit
for tha Southwest that nono ot the
men muter arrest wns a member ot'ine iwo isiujuih. uiu win wi'i"'"
tho Klan. Mr. Klmbro also mid that
a report that- C. G. Sims Ardtnoro
pollcoinun ono ot tho men killed
woru the "unlonalls usually worn by
members of the Ku Klux Klan was.
"Tho paraphernalia described In
dispatches lma novcr been worn by
i Kjunsmen" Jio said.
Ho added that he had sont a mos-
'niro to George B. McCoron of Okla
homa Cltv King Kleaulo .of Oklaho-
ma to xt0 every amfatanco to of fl-
eers lit clearing' up tha crime
Iu speeches at a man meotinir sev
eral pronilue'nt men or tho city sug-
xeated although no definite notion
wns tukon that the governor bo told
ot the "sorlouscondltion hero tho ill
.feeling on the pat;t of the ommun-
Ui anu tnat lite exocutivo bo naked
for an opinion us to the ad'isablllty
of sendlnir militia horo "to hanillo
n uttuatloir that poemed on theborder
oi becountu; beyond control ' H
The reason for calling tho meatlng
aH described by speakers was tlftr be.
lief that the arrests sine VrldaV. 'n
the triple klllnB were Jiot wall found-
ed. It was openly cnarged that the
"wholesale" nrrents wa the r'eiult of
plte work on -the part of county of
Asked why the officials had not con-
ferred with the prisoners Mr. llodgo
nald he was unablo to stato and said
he had. not beon ndvisod whore the
county attorney and sheriff were
though ha had previously stated th?y
were working nn the caae.
Until the preliminary hearings are
held the men under arrest win not
be permitted to make bond for tholr
reloase Mr. Hodge announced. So far
numerous attempts have been mado
by relatives and friends of the prls.
oners to furnhjh hall hut these have
been refused. It Js merely a legal
formsli ha assistant county attor
ney exr 'aJeo.
REOPENING OF THE WATSON CHARGES AT
WASHINGTON BRINGS OUT TESTIMONY
FROM WITNESSES WHO WERE
SUMMONED TO APPEAR.
DAIL EIREANN HAS
DE VALERA IS CENTRAL FIG-
URE IN ARGUMENTS TUES-
DAY ON PEACE PACT
WOMAN'S VOICE IS HID
Widow of Murdered Lord Mayor
Protests Against Acccptanco
of Terms Laid Down In
Hy tlio Associated Press)
pt'HblN Dec. 20 Just boforo ad-
journment of tho Hall Klroium for
Uinchoon today after a session .it
which ilebatu on tho Auglo-lrlsn
AMIICIl IlL'IKIlU Oil
Jtiraty had been cot
iftlnued. art angry
Do ValiHM and Arthur Griffith over
tho qucHtlon of tho Dull lioldlng a
brief session 'at thv aftur'nouu moot-
ing tho hwr n statement by tho minis-
ter Of defense. Griffith auk ad If tho
people Wt'li; to be "footed by jpoio prl.
jt was Unwouiiy ot air. uriiHtu to
suggest that tho Dail desired privacy v
the republican presldoht roHiirtilded .
Sir. Bo Villein snld Bomethltig eluo
had )eon brought bark from Downing
stie'et beHldrs the treaty.
Mr. Oi Iff lilt demanded to know tho
meaning of -this amid loud rrlvH of
"withdraw" nddienwd to Do Valufa.
Charles HUrgess tho minister of" de-
fonse e.ilaiiieil that anybody "know-
ing the business end ot a giln" niliNt
know the necesity for wciecy.ln mil-
itnry ninttris Ho doHlred to reply pri-
vuteiy to Uiurgi-s that had burn m'udo
Dc Viik'i'U Backs Down
. When It beenmo clear that tho n(.atc-
munt of Uk minister of ilofenso would
deal with military nffaiis Mr. Griffith
wihdrev his objection to n secret hob.
siott and luu moivy wns lostored
Flvo more moiubeiH of tho Dall. In-
('ludint; tho first wotnnn to bo )ieanl
Jlr. Kutn ATrCHllaitliRn. widow oftlio'
iiKHUKHlnatcl Lord Mayor ot'tiOmei'-
lfk presented theIC levs on thn
treaty nt tho morning session. Two of
them spoko In fnor of the pact and
three against It.
Mis. O'Callnghan concluded hor ap
pear for rojicllon ot tlm treaty by
' ui King tliotfe membrrH who
ye.t jnndn np their mlnilH how to vote
t follow tho lpd of tho woinon if
-"(By The Associated Press)
DUIJUN Dec. ytb-Tlt was tihnounc
cd this morning that Arthur Oriflftli
head ot tho nh Fc-lh delewiUnli
which hlgned the. Anglo-Irish treaty
would move lu the Dull Hlrcttttn to-
day for a vote oh tho iiucstlon of ni-
provlng thp treaty nnd that Eamoitn
Do Valera thn republican presldei
would inoc Its dlstipllruval.
'Today's nomlonn of tho Dall opened
with Hrlon O'Hlggln.s in tho chair re-
plni'mg Vrofes'sor John McNeil.
Mr. Do Vnlerd. addressing the Dall
nt tho otilset claimed thero could no
no iquestlon of ratification of the
treaty by the Ball which hq'doclnrdd
could not ratify tho pAct In tho senso
of making It a legal Instrument.. All
tho Dall. could do wnt to approve of
dlsannrovo. he asserted.
Tho republican president said he
would later movo "That inasmuch a
"ltt articles ot ayrewieni ior mo
'irCUl IIUt.CfJll V".T- 4HIUUI1 IHIU AIV-
land signod In London do not reconcile
Irish national nKplriitlos and tho asm)
elation of Ireland with tho British
commonwealth and can not establish
lasting penco between tho people of
makes to the
Bfitlah the following
TEXAS MAM IB CONFESSES KILLING
DEFENDANT IN AN OF HIS BROTHER IN
ALLEGED 'TBDST'JEHS 8 YEAHS AGO
NEWTOWCrN. V.. Bee 13 Fifty
seven corporations and fifty individ-
ual)! in. tho alleged "window glass
trust" wore called upon to jilend today (
to federal lnuictmontu charging con-
pp'lracyln restraint of trade. Two ln-
.TivMiinla nnil ono rornorutlon entered'
pleas of not guilty and pieaH ror me ueaity jnurron son oc a prominem
others were postpone until Thursday farmer la In Jnll here today having
liy agreement. confessed voluntarily officers aay. to
Those tfleadfwr not guilty 'were 'tho killing of his brother Horaeo
Joseph M. Neenan. prealdent of tho Murroll eight years ago. He aurrend.
National Glas AVorkera; the Wichita ored to officers yesterday and told his
Falla Window Glass Company nnil ltfl.Mtoiy. e'o effort has been made to ob-
vlco president Frank Kelt of Wichita tain ball.
Vails. Texas. The body of Horace Murroll was
" Trial for the Texas defendants was found with his head badly mutilated
set fo- January i and Mr. Ken's
ball f hanl -at i!.G00.
Judgo Learned Hand said there
would bo no attqmpt to bring him to
To Busurxcy Wno
BIO SPUING. Texas. Dde 20 B.
S. Iullor of Ablleno has been em-
ployed to suryoy tho boundary line
between Howard nhd Mitchell coun-
ties nnd bus stnrtcd unon this work.
Tho Una nn established wll be aceep-
ted by both counties if thp- fild notes
are approved by tho general laud of-
(ly thn Associated Press)
WASHINGTON' D. C Dor. 20
Gcnrgo ii Taylor ot Philadelphia tola
r. senate commlttoo today that ns n
otelflOHS' soldier lio saw with hl own
ojeit twclvo Anierlcnn soldiers bans-.
oil around Js-Sir-THIo Kranl. from
April to June; J01S but Was unable
to nay wholhor any of them had uen
comltted by court martial.
Ono ot tho soldiers hanged Taylor
declined was trlod for assault on a
French girl by a I'ronch court martial
t whloi ono American offh r wsj
llobert A. Harrison of Wilmington
N'orth Carolina testified that In 1917.
ho witnessed tho lynching in Frnnct
vt a. solder a Mexican from 131 Paso
or Eagle Pass Toxas who wan rharg
cd will. a crjmo against . woman and
was not tiled.
"I wnn told that the man had to be
hapgod to pavo some officers from be
lnr ojinhorcd'r Harrison declared.
Through n pair of field glasses
Harrison &hl ho saw tho lynchlnjr In
which thirty man took part.
''It was a nlco little nocktle party"
he said "I saw tho body later with 4
ropq nround tho nock."
Saw Another liyncltlngr
Hnrrlou told of another lynching
nfter tho armlstlco which hq declared
was directed by "llnrd Boiled Smith"
This wrist of mlno" enld Harrison
lifting; his left arm "Was broken whlla
trjlng to sao'mysolf from Hard BolN
od Hinlth and a oouplo ot sorgcantB."
The witness wild ho b.iw men taken
to tho tiring lino without gas masks
or Kilns ns u form of putilnhn.ont.
ProfeMod its to the Cauuo of the lynch-
ing ljhrrlsou said tho victim had been
ottlerod by Smith to ewoen tho stock
1 yard with n tooth brush 'and they had
a little tuirty when ho refused."
."Wi'iu ou oourtmartlaiod " Sen-
ator overman democrat North Car
"Yes. Tho colonel curded mo and I
cursed hint back and ho had nio sent
to thn firing lino after trail. Ulrt
iiainu'.' Colonel lloldbrook. If I ever
get IdnV I'll make hhn remembef mo '
They wouldn't 'ivo mo u goa mask
and my trouble today Is duo to tho
gas. the medli.it record show."
Questioned by Sonator Watson.
.(lcnloeiat Georgia whoM charge's ttot
Aiuorivan boicuet wcro illegally exe-
cuted In Franco led to tho ltittulry
Taylor tho Philadelphia national
army Wltnes" said tho evidence In tho
court martial of tho Detroit sorgennt
was glveli lu French but an Inter-
preter wrta In attendance. Tho crJnw
Was u statutety one.
"Wil (ho iniiii allowed counsel?"
Senator Brniulagee asked.
"Onu AnierU'iin officers was there
He tisked dme ciuestlons.'11
After tho banning Taylor said ho
wiw tho innn'a hoait and brain wero
eiunved to "sep If ho Was crazy.'
"Wlio did 'that?"
"A major In tho American medical
"Knfiw his naiiio?'
"Was tho Detroit sorgeant allowed
to toll hl Hldo of It to tho -Frcmh
oouit?" Senator Watson asked.
"Nn sir'; he wan-not nskd to testi-
fy lint he did say h was not respon-
sible. fnr the death of the girl concern
ed fn tho charge. "
Henry 1.. Scott of Klnmore Ohio
toHtlfled that ho haw Major Opleyi
third battalllou 11G Infantry Hh.uot
n sergeant fifteen hillps north of Vor-
duu on October 'J l&JS. Thqro was no
court muitul ho added.
WASHINGTON. D; g. Dec. 20
Colonol Walter Bethel. General PersM-ing-'a
advocate gonoral In Franco re-
called today liejToro tho sunate cont-
mltten investigating charges that
Ameilcan aoldlorti wcro Illegally haqjf.
cd In France declared that In tlmo
of war .court martial death sentences:
did not riKjuiro approval' oC tho prcsl-
aent. Questioned by Sonator "Watson
dom'ocrut. Georgia who laid charg
of Illegal executions before the senate.
Colonel ' Bethel said that after war
Conditions Oiad ended tho government
directed that all sentences bo forward-
ed to Washington for review.
Coleuel Bethel denied that It was his
(Continued on page two)
flATHSVU.Titt CITIZEN SUUrtENB-
EltS lll-MSIIIil-' AND ClAiUStS JIK
SHOT' mtOTHElt IN A ITT OP
(My the Asuoelated Press)
GATKSV1I.I.B. Texas. Dec.
. by snot ueauy aiurren. wno was
with his brother when killed report
ed that Horaeo accidentally shot hlm-
xelf while attempting to open a gate
near whleh the. body vf& discovered.
Fur eight yeard thoro was no reason
to doubt this version.
Unexpectedly and 'voluntarily Beatiy
Murroll walked -Into the office of a
Justice of tho peace hero told the
officers he had quarreled with his
brotheri over a slrl and had shot him
while He was opehlntr the Kate. He
natd he placed the bu by Horace's
body and reported It as an accident
He la about 33 years of ageM
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