The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 38, No. 259, Ed. 1 Tuesday, December 19, 1922 Page: 1 of 16
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Wo u 1 d Give Absolute
Control of Straits
r ! STUDIES ISSUE
Wholly at Variance
Associated Press Report.
LAUSANNE Dee. 18. Absolute
' -. control of the straits of toe Dar
danelles and the Bosphorus by
Turkey would be given under a
tilan" submitted this afternoon by
I Foreign Minister Tchitcherln of
' RuQsia to the commission of the
Near East conference studying me
' status of the straits.
This Dlan would bar all sub-
'V marines and military aircraft from
4 thii Black Sea but would permit
- Tttrtey to alldw war craft not
i cedlng 6000 tons to pass through
. 4 he i straits in exceptional cases
when not on military missions.
"' til" is wholly at variance with the
entente plan which would not per-
mit; the Black sea to be controlled
absolutely by Turkey and the other
Stat" on Its shores the entente vlew-
blS ' the sea as an International body
of Water In which all nations are in
. rested while the Russian plan- takes
H the contrary view.
.' lord Cureon and delegate Barrere
i o France both addressed the meeting
;of the straits commission this after-
noot In suppprt pf th plan of edntrol
! f tbe strIU wprked out jr the in-
i iVltlnt powers.
i J -Tb entente jjpn provides for Tur-
' key's absolute sovereignty over the
demnitariaed ; aones adjoining the
strait . and stipulates that the lea rue
j' f iiUfjiKlM.I.W'antee ConphHlU
' nople free from attact ir
t '-oHL Cutaon saldw fact that
t Turkey was willing to enter the league
.1 A .M. Wl nl I ft. Ik.
..' rennunns or vie regime qsiaousnea
Vlrfvtht stsaitt.'- V- ' - '
: Aetual control of the straTts Wttnld
Under M. Tohttcherln's plan be plac-
ed in charge of Turkey with the
privilege of allowing warships to pass
in special cases and provided they do
; not pxceed MOO tons.
- : Control To Last 10 Years. -
The Ruselan plan also contains the
provision that three months after
adoption of the proposed regime the
.Contracting parties shall pass an act
declaring the Black a sea closed sea
except to those powers whose ter-
ritory fronts upon It even in case the
; regulation of the straits is modified.
'The plan provides that the control Is
' to remain unchanged for ten years.
Turkey Agrees to
Associated Press Report.
-. IdJUSANNE Dec. !. Turkey for-
.malty Agreed today before the Near
. warn conference to accora tne christian-
minorities la an that concerns
their life and liberty the same rights
etna tne same protection as are en-
Joyed: by the Turkish population with
the free exercise of their religion and
the right to establish educational
charitable and religious Institutions.
The Turkish agreement provides that
rn aiatricta heavily non-moalem. the
schools of the Christian minorities
Shall he allotted funds from the muni-
It IS. stipulated that as the members
of all the minorities are regarded ai
Turkish sugjects there can be no ex
ft jcmptlqji from military service.
French Want Treaty
' Before Christmas
4' StT" Associated Press Report
X PARIS' Dec 18.r-Hope Is expressed
I In French officials circles that the
Lausanne conference will finish Its
; work (n time for the signature of a
' treaty of peace between Turkey and
v lureece before Christmas.
'. .1 There is a decided opposition here
to hold the confederence over the holt
days because of the fear that Ismet
Pasha should be make a visit to An
'.;' gor would he less reasonable on his
return and that fresh difficulties
. might arise.
Sit FIRES FOR
f. Six calls were made by the fire de
partment between I a m. and 4; 30
P. .m Monday. A One residence the
home of R. B. McCoIlum 4311 Jack
Streex was practically destroyed and
the home of R. C. Kuldcll 4500 Car-
oune street was slightly damaged.
I The'.jremalnder of .the tires were of
I .little consequence all of them being
' 5 as rase a or servant houses.
. - TnA fire in the McColiurn hdme
;i jrtarted from an explosion of an oil
.f. "heater according to reports at the
T' fire department.
WHai anpverheated furnaoe pipe set
"I xuwa an inner wau u was reported.
IBIDS ARE OPENED
di mil wunuiii
FOR PAYING WORK
Value of Improvements
. LET FOR SEWERS
Bids for about 1150.000 wosth ol
Improvement work were opened Mon
day afternoon by the city council.
They were sent to the city engineer
for a tabulation and reporft. contracts
Drobablv Will be let Monday next.
' In addition to the bids opened tne
council awarded contracts for several
Jobs -and adopted plana and specif tea
turns for paving several streets.
Five bids were opened for paving
Washington avenue between Fifth
street and Houston avenue. Burners
were the Quit Bltuiltmc company
8cott Shambaugh the Uvalde Hock
Asphalt company and J. B. Toomey.
The prices ranged from 136135 to 48-
Hermann Park Paving.
Bids opened for paving the outer-
belt drive and building other roads in
Hermann park showed a variety of
prices. Hayden and. Austin Charles
K. Horton Scott J9Waugn tnc
Houston Constructioa snpany. Smith
brothers the 'Uvalde' Bock Asphalt
company and the GuJJ Bitullthlc com-
pany filed bids ranging from 114.040
to. $52860 depending on the kind of
Qrlawold and Walling Charles K.
Horton and A. M. Arnold bid on grav-
eling Campbell street between Clark
and Whltty streets: lies street be-
tween Brackenrldge and W h 1 1 1 J
streets; Sumpter street between Clark
and Brackenrldge streets and Brack-
enrldge street between Sumpter and
(Cont'd on Pfr .)
STARTS ACTION TO
Legality of Subpoena Is
.Expected to Be Deter-
y'LAORENCK M. BENEDICT
United Press Jssff Correspondent
Washington Dec. is. The house
Judiciary committee today took steps
to secure disciplinary action against
Representative Keller republican of
Minnesota because of his defiant re
fusal to appear and give testimony In
support .of his Impeachment charges
against Attorney General Daugherty
A resolution was passed instructing
Chairman Volstead to appoint a sub-
committee "to make an Investigation
as to what action if any should be
taken In connection with the conduct
of Mr. Keller towards the committee
and towards the house of representa-
tives'' In the consideration of the bill
If the committee concludes as. Is
forecast that K Jiss the power to
subpoena a member of congress Kel
ler may be Riven a final chance to ap
pear and If he again refuses It Is
probable he then will fc. cited tor con-
tempt and a recommendation ' made
that he be given "appropriate dls
olpllnary action" before the speaker
of the house.
Some members of tbe - cemmlttee
Judging from their past expressions
Would undoubtedly Insist that Keller
te ordered to make a public retraction
of htf Impeachment charges but H Is
peuevea mat in tne ena tne commit
tee will vote to report the entire mat
ter back to tb house. That would
transfer to the house floor the fight
on Keller's contention that a member
qf congress Is not bound to honor a
committee subpoena. The Minnesota
congressman is standing on the section
of the constitution which prohibits' the
arrest of any member of congress ex-
cept for treason felony or breach of
Power of subpoena he declared. Is
nothing in' the ultimate but power to
arrest and punish.
The Judiciary committee will start
Its own hunt for evidence on the Kel-
ler oharges tomorrow. Representative
Woodruff Michigan and Johnson
South Dakota republicans have been
asked to appear then in support of
charges they made in the bouse some
months ago to the effect that Daugh-
erty had been lax In prosecuting war
gratters. Both congressmen have slg
nifled their willingness to appear.
INJURED IN FLAME
Associated Press Report.
AKRON O. Dec 18. Three prom
lnent Masslkm men pne of them I
city -official were burned to death
and four others were seriously Injured
Sunday when flames destroyed a cost
tage in which they were steeping at
Lrfttie wadsworth on the Portage lake
reservoir south of here.
The dead: Harold Howald 62 city
engineer or nassiion: Ftank Warner.
10. of Massllon; Roy Hodgson 28. of
George W. Williams well known
lawyer of Massllon is the most seri-
ously burned of the 'four survivors.
Two other attorneys Walter Holt. 28
and Elson Wefler SO both of Massl-
lon are suffering from burns' and
other Injuries. '
Watchman i n Humble
Wreck Gives Detatils of
Breakdown Ends as Ac
cused Man Forms Ac
count of Tragedy
Recovered somewhat from his nerv
ous breakdown following the Humble
wreck J. H. Smith watchman of the
switch engine sideawiped by HEAWT
passenger train No. 28 today at Austin
gave to representatives of the road
and the Interstate commerce7 commis
sion a detailed account of his every
movement on the night of the tragedy.
Overcome by the disaster which took
toll of 21 lives Smith disappeared
Thursday after being treated at the
Southern Pacific hospital here. He
was found later wandering aimlessly
on the outskirts of Hockley 35 miles
from Houston and taken by his son
Ervln to the family home at Austin
Quizzing of the watchman held re
sponsible for the wreck by the report'
of a board of inquiry took place be
hind closed doors and both sides later
refused to make public any statement
as to what took place.
The watchman told a straightfor
ward story however according to a
representative of the Interstate com-
merce commission. He recounted his
every move on the night of ttie wreck.
The hearing which was separate and
distinct from' that conducted by the
board of Inquiry Into the wreck was
held In Smith's home. The story told
by Smith will be forwarded to the
Interstate commerce commission at
Statements given fo newspaper men
Saturday night by Ervln Smith to the
effect that his father was ."a hero not
a negligent criminal" were challenged
by those who Interrogated the watch-
man Monday. .
It was only a vision Created In the
son's mind to exonerate his father"
was the way ene of the investigators
aiamissea tne Wery told by Ervln.
UA.Aka.M. 1.. i j i . 1
the watchman dispatches said. I
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Wally Reid Wins
Battle of His Life
Associated Press Report.
LOS ANGELES. Dec. 18. The eon
dltion of Wallace Reid motion picture
actor who recently suffered a nervous
breakdown and who was reported to
be on the verge of death Sunday night
Improved somewhat today and his
wife known in the film world as
Dorothy Davenport said she was
hopeful that the crisis was past.
"Wallace's doctors have about made
up their minds It is a case of lnflu
enza" Mrs. Reid said. "The charts
of the hospital where he has been
under treatment taken during the
past week show all the symptoms.
He weighs only 180 pounds iow and
he Is 6 feet 2 Inches tall."
Mrs. Reid said . her husband's
breakdown which came about six
weeks ago was she believed due to
naDits ' peculiarly dangerous to one
of Wallace s high strung tempera
"Up to the time of his breakdown
he believed he had full control of hlm-
seu sne saio. "tie was making a
picture when the collapse came. He
was advised at the studio to take a
rest and went under treatment. I am
satisfied he has won the fight against
the Influences which brought about
his trouble and it only remains to
overcome the complications which
have set tn because of his. weakened
The actor's contract with the Fa
mous Players-Lasky corporation has
two years to run Mrs. Reid said. He
expects to return to work at the cor-.
poratlon s studio she added.
HELD IN ORANGE
Funeral services for J. P. Vaughn
Orange and Beaumont representative
of the Peden Iron and Steel company
of Houston were held In Orange at
2:30 p. m. Monday with Rev. Otto
Bauer rector of St Mary's Catholic
church officiating. Burial was In Ever-
green Temetery under the auspices of
the Lloyd Grubbs post American
While the funeral services were in
progress Justice of the Peace J. J.
Ball who made an Investigation fol-
lowing the discovery Sunday of
Vaughn's body wlfh a bullet hole In
his head returned a verdict that he
had "taken his own life while suffer-
ing from a fit of temporary insanity."
The body was found early Sunday
morning In the waiting room of the
Southern Pacific station at Orange. A
small calibre revolver lay near the
body. One chamber of the pistol was
discharged. The bullet took effect
over Vaughn's left ear and he died
while en route to a hospital.
A member of Thomas Dlsmuke post
No. 52 of Houston Vaughn had long
been Identified with oil Held concerns.
At one time he was engaged in oil
development ki North Texas.
He was an overseas veteran having
seen several months' service at tho
One sister Mrs. Kathryn Landeron
of Dubuaue Is survives him.
HARDING TAKES DP
White House Conference
Initiates Program for
Associated Press Report.
WASHINGTON Dec. 18. prohlbl-
.nfnnoment was discussed by
President Harding with a group of
State governors today as a beginning
toward his announced pom-jr m
... riefinita division of enforce
ment responsibility between the fed-
eral and State governments.
The conference took place over a
luncheon at the White House and
those seated about the table Included
Commissioner Haynes Secretary Mel-
lon under whose depaftment the pro-
hibition unit is administered and At
torney General Daugnerty.
Laroer Meet In January
Only a little more than a doten of
the State executives accepted the
president's luncheon Invitation but It
was Indicated mat wmie
ii. hrnri tn have a larger represen
! . annther conference to be
held in January. The' meeting today
was held in advance of the date orlg-i-oii.
anil was called for the con-
ni.n of the aovernors who have
hn attending the White Sulphur
Springs W. Va. governors' confer
TWoit nf what was sam at me
White House luncheon were not made
known but It was understood that the
president outlined at some length the
troubles of the federal government In
so directing its enforcement program
as to maintain perfect harmony with
State officials. He repeated tne state
mAnt ha recently made to congress on
th iiftioitt and suuestea tnat n tne
nnunt condition described In hU
message as savoring of a "nation-wide
arandal." is to be remedied the State
and federal governments must agree
on a definite and co-ordinate enforce-
ment policy. . '
As they gathered at the White
TTnuaa fnV the luncheon the gov errors
expressed In many different ways their
own Ideas as to wnat was neeueu iu
bolster up the enforcement machinery
of State and nation.
Tla-hten uo: don't loosen up saiu
Governor Allen of KansAs when he
was asked to summadse his opinion
of enforcement requirements;
More Money Needed.
"More money and more honorapie
mM.n.erUtlM nrnrram SUSMstedi W
Governor Cox of Massaonusetts emu
his Position as to the been of aaouion
al federal enforcement approbations'
was.seeonded by Governor Kilby el
Alabama and others. Governor Hyde
of Missouri declared the Secret lay
In "concurrent Jurisdiction" and Gov
ernor Trlhkle of Virginia and Morgan
of West Virginia joined In the sug
gestlon to "take the politics out of en
forcement." A nation-wide enforce
ment week was proposed by Governor
Denny or Delaware.
The others of the president's guests
Included Governors Ritchie of Mary
land Hartness of Vermont MeCray of
Indiana. Preus of Minnesota Olcott of
Oregon McKelvie of Nebraska. Davis
of Idaho and Campbell of Arizona.
Vice-president Coolldge whose' stand
for law enforcement during his serr
Ice as governor of Massachusetts at
tracted nation-wide attention also was
Invited to give his opinion.
ACTION IN EUROPE
Associated Press Report.
WASHINGTON Dec. 18. Officials
of the American government contln
ued silent today over the possibility
of a move by this government to
stabilize the economic situation in Eu
Although It was apparent that
something more definite - was In the
background It was indicated that for
the present. President Harding and
his advisers were content to await
return from the Informal suggestions
already thrown out and to shape their
course as may. appear best after the
opinions of the European powers re
gardlng American aid have taken mors
Newspaper editorials and official
comment from abroad aroused much
Interest among high officials but none
would Indicate whether the govern
ment was pleased or disappointed at
the first reaction from its effort to
seek out a way to be of. service in the
Meantime members of congress re
malned as Ignorant as the general
public regarding any concrete plan the
president may have in mind. In the
senate however there was much cloak
room discussion of the situation and
much speculation over the possible
tarn that might be taken by an Amer
lean 'attempt to help In a European
crisis. The group of Irreconcilable
who fought the Versailles treaty ap.
peared apprehensive and although
none of them(was prepared to discuss
the administration's policy directly in
Its present nebulous state several re-
newed their warnings against any "en-
tangling" participation in the affairs
of the old world.
Governor E. Mont Reily
Arrives From Porto Rico
Associated Press Report
NEW YORK Dec. 18. Governor
General E. Mont Rily of Porto Rico'
who arrived today for a month's slay'
in the United States charged that at-
tacks upon his conduct of the admin
istratlon in Porto. Rico had been in-
itiated by disgruntled office holders
whom be bad ejected from power.
CRE W IS
23 Victims of Lake Tug
ON ICY WATERS
Associated Press Report.
SAULT STE. MARIE Ont. Dec. 18.
Twenty-three of the 27 persons who
have been missing since the tug Re
liance struck on the rocks off Lizzard
Island last Wednesday have een
saved according to reports from the
tug Grey which reached the wreck
The tug Grey searching for the 27
persons missing reached the scene of
the wreck this morning.
Associated Press Report.
CHICAGO Dec 18. Battling foot by
foot through towering seas and freez-
ing spray the men who go down to the
sea in ships were fighting an epochal
battle across the Icy wastes of Lake
Superior to keep navigation open far
beyond its usual time and bring down
the lakes the last cargo of the year.
Heavy Toll of Life.
Already the fight has claimed its toll
of lives. Nearly a dosen died a few
days ago when a Canadian steamer
was dashed to pleceB within a stone s
throw of safety at the mouth of the
Portage lake ship canal.
Navigation on the upper lakes usual
ly closes-December 1. Th'.s year it
was decided to keep the waterways
open until December IB because the
coal and rail strikes had cut down the
coal shipped to the Northwest and de
layed the movement of grain East.
As a result nine big freighters load
ed with araln 828.000.000 orth of
shins and cargo were fighting their
way .down Lake Superior toward that
graveyard of gallant vessels white
fish bay trying to win through to
Buffalo for winter storage.
Big Fleet Icebound.
In Mud like part of the St. Mary's
river another blc fleet Is icebound
waiting for the arrival' of the nine
Which' left Fort William Ont. three
day ago before trying witn tne as-
sistance of Ice breaking tugs to win
pas Jebihtr to the tspen waters of Lake
The sesnr of-the Sat wrthe tug Re.
llance owned by the Superior. Paper
L'oompany ot sauu ste. marie was teie.
Sunday when seven survivors resetted
Five days ago the tug. with a crew
of 14 and 22 passengers was dashed to
pieces on the rocks of lonely Lizzard
Island 75 miles north of Point Aux
Pins the western entrance to the SI.
Mary's river and 12 miles from the
mainland. The captain and 27 men
took one boat and Mr. and Mrs. John
Harten cooks and seven others took
Erin Bids Adieu
To Last Vestige
Of British Rule
- By GEORGE MACDONAQH
United Press Staff Correspondent
DUBLIN. Dec. 18. British military
rule In Ireland came to an end Sunday
after 600 years.
The final spectacle In the historic
drama was enacted on the quays of
the Llffey as one after another four
transports slipped away Into the mist
bound for England.
The last British troops to occupy
Southern Ireland sailed in those trans
ports sped by a tremendous demon-
stration of Irish affection bitterness
fostered for generations forgotten. In
their ears as the troop ships swung
out Into the tideway was the blare of
a Free State army hand playing "Auld
Lang Byne" the cheers and godspeed
yells of a great throng on the quays
the river bank a mass of fluttering
handkerchiefs and Irish colleens
The march from Phoenix park for
mer s'ea't of the' vice regal lodge was
a triumphal procession of farewell.
It was as though the people of Ireland
were unburdening themselves to let
these boys who hsd fought them to a
standstill know there was no hard
Free State troops Joined the parade
others sought to hold back eager
throngs that pressed about for a last
glimpse of the Britishers. A woman
broke .through the lines and kissed the
hand of big embarrassed trooper.
On either side were ruins reminiscent
of the recent rebellion against the
Free State in which these troops were
only spectators. Then the column
passed the shattered post office still
lying in heaps of brick and mortar
from- the days when some of these
same departing soldiers shelled It in
the rebellion of 1016.
At the quays near O'Connell bridge
General Sir Neville MacReady took
the last salute. The troops crushed
between eager laughing weeping
crowds at the docks embarked hastily.
Official Count Given
In Senatorial Race
Houston Post HpeclaX
AUSTIN Texas. Dec. 18. Earl B.
Mayfleld received 264260 votes to
180744 or George B. Peddy In the
United States senatorlsl race at the
general election the official count of
the canvassing board showed today.
Seven small counties were unreport-
ed. All democratic nominees were
elected Lop A. Smith led the ticket
of State offices with a total of
8M.S72 votes. Governor and lieuten-
ant governor votes are canvassed by
the legislature. V
TWO OF BIG FOUR
RAIL UNIONS TAKE
Firemen and Enginemen
To Amalgamate With
United Press Report
CLEVELAND Ohio Dec. 18. Plans
were started today for amalgamation
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers and the Brotherhood of Loco-
motive Firemen and Enginemen two
of the big transportation unions.
The combined membership accord
ing to present plana will be known as
the Brotherhood of Locomotive rn-
A loint committee or botn unions
opened its sessions pere tooay to ae-
vise methods by which the insurance
and assets of the organizations can be
Warren a. Stone grand cniet oi me
engineers and D. B. Robertson presl
dent of the firemen are Joint chair
men of the committee. The total as
sets of the two unions aggregate 830
The engineers control three bsnks In
Cleveland one In Minneapolis Minn.
and one In Hammond Ind. The en-
gineers also control coal mines and
other business enterprises.
Both organizations at ineir last con
ventions ordered their officials to
work out plana for amalgamation. The
plans will be laid before the next con-
ventions of both unions for considera-
tion. A referendum vote of both mem
berships will be the last step.
Amalgamation of the unions Is Inter
preted as a move to offset the Ripley
plan of merging the railroads. The
engineers have 90000 members and the
TROOPS NOW RULE
IS AWAITING TRIAL
Cabinet Qrdera Martial
Taw j FeoreA"ppeaY
Associated Press Report.
WARSAW Dee. 18. Martial law be-
came effective In Warsaw today by
proclamation of the cabinet.
Captain Ntewadomskl crssed artist
who assassinated President Naruto-
wics last Saturday has been held tor
trial by court .martial. m.
At his preliminary examination lie
declared that he had acted on his own
Initiative In shooting the president.
He had no accomplices. -
The declaration of martial law has
added to the sense of security felt by
the people whp with General Joseph
Pllsudskl established as chief of staff
of the army of General fllkorskl as
premier await the convening of par
llasnent on V ednesday for the election
Of a new premier. One of the first
acts of Slworskl in taking over the
premiership was to order the arrest of
several of the former soldiers of Gen-
eral Haller whose Influence In the
army has been capitalised by the na-
tionalists In their opposition to Gen-
Many other persons are also In cus-
tody pending a complete investigation
of the assassination.
Among these detained is Colonel Mo-
delskl once adjutant to General Hal-
ler. HILLTOP WINGS
WINDS IS PLAN
Associated Press Report.
LONDON Dec. 18. A plan to har
ness the winds and make them pro
duce electricity for rural districts has
been presented to the ministry of
agriculture. The scheme involves the
erection on hilltops of Ipw buildings
from the sides of which will project
huge wings. These wings will be spun
by the wind horizontally Just above
Proponents of the plan assert tnat
an unlimited volume of electricity can
be obtained In l way at a minimum
Government officials are testing the
scheme and if It proves feasible it
is planned to build several of the gen
erating stations for experimental pur
Foreign Consulates Are
Closed at Vladivostok
Associated Press Report.
VLADIVOSTOK Dec. 18. The so-
viet government of Vladivostok which
recently took over the administration
of the city and surrounding territory
known as the Prlmorla. Monday or-
dered the consuls of France and 1U
other countries to close their con-
sulates and leave the Prlmorla within
The consulates of the United States.
Great Britain. Italy Germany and
Austria were not ordered closed and
may continue to function. No an
nouncement as to the consulates of
China and Japan has been made.
The consulates ordered closed are
those of France Belgium Holland
Denmark Sweden Finland Eathonls
Poland Latvia Czecho-Slovakia and
As He Enters Hall
To Make Speech
Holcorribe Says "All Right" and Proceeds to Speak-
ing Murphy Worked Way Up From Ranks;
Was Made Chief Under Present Administration.
Gordon Murphy chief of police for the last two years
resigned at 8:45 p. m. Monday.
As Mayor Holconibe scheduled to address a crowd of
citizens at the Fullerton school one of three Holcombe rallies
Monday night entered the doorway of that school he was
GUARD IS SLAIN
Associated Press Report
DENVER Colo.. Dec. 18. Every
peace officer in Colorado tonight Is
combing the highways leading from
Denver In search of the masked ban-
dits who shortly after 10:40 o'clock
this morning shot and killed Charles
Linton guard of the Denver branch
of the Kansas City Federal Reserve
bank stole 8800000 In paper currency
and escaped after waging a gun fight
with armed guards on duty at the
United $taU mint. The money was
being transferred from the mint to
a delivery trjuck of the reserve bank
and was In 60 packages of 84000 each.
All of the money was In 85 denom-
inations. Police expect to be aided In tholr
search for the escaped bandits by
the fact that one apparently the
leader was shot seriously If not
mortally by a government guard on
duty at the mint as the bandit turned
to fire a final volley at the guards
as the-car sped away from the scene
of the hold up. An automobile carry
ing seven men two wearing masks
and one drooping over the edge of the
machine bleeding profusely was re
ported to police as .having been seen
speeding northward out of the city
shortly after the robbery. Police not
cars have been dispatched in pusult
of this car.
Dnver nolica unhesitatingly declared
that the. Vebbcry was the largest and
the most sensational daylight holdup
mm execute in Colorado.
'. AH patrolman anff 'detctftrtw of the
local police department have been
armed With riot -runs and are being
assisted In the search by county and
Mombard Deer of Mint.
The disregard of the bandits for
human life marks the robbery ac
cording to police as one of the most
determined In police annals. With
sawed-off shotguns two of the ban
dlts bombarded the front door of the
mint as they leaped from their auto
mobile. Fifty government employes
summoned by as alarm bell seised
shotguns and rushd to the doors or
windows of the mint shooting at the
holdup men who returned the fire
and at the same time calmly nroceed-
ed to load the 60 packages of currency
into their own car.
Fusillades of shots ripped through
buildings; across the street and spat
against granite walls as the guards
ana bandits exchanged shots.
Four members of the Federal Re-
serve bank crew employed In the
transfer of the funds .1. E. Olson
cashier C. T. Linton J. Adams and
William Havener had Just left the
entrance of the mint and were walk
Ing toward their machine standing
near the curbing when another car
containing the bandits drove up along'
side of the wlre-lnclosed truck.
According to witnesses two or three
men carrying guns leaped from the
car and with a shout of "Hands up'
opened fire on the reserve bank m
ployes. The Shooting attracted the
attention of guards within the mint
who sounded the alarm to other in
side employes and then rushed out
upon the steps of the government
building to shoot at th robbers.
Guards Afrsld to Firs.
Linton according to Information
obtained by police after the question
ing of several eye-witnesses; at
tempted to throw the money Into .'.
grilled bsck compartment of the re
serve truck at the holdup's command
and he was shot by the leader of the
bandits. Linton fell to the pavement
Dut managed to crawl to the sidewalk
where he lay during the course of the
Following the escape of the high
waymen Linton was removed to the
county hospital where he died with
out revaluing consciousness.
Employes and government guards
employed at the mint were afraid to
shoot freely at the bandits for fear
that they might kill members of the
reserve batik crew.
Their work of transferring the cur
rency which they had taken from the
guards to their own car completed
the bandits re-entered their automobile
amid a rain of bullets from guards in
the second story of the mint and sped
east on Colfax avenue toward the civic
As the car gathered Impetus the
leader of the highwaymen standing
on the running board Uurned toward
the government building as though to
(Cont'd on Pg. 2.) .
Argentine Soldiers Will
Remove Their 'Mourning'
BUENOS AIRES Dec. 18. Argen-
tine soldiers In the future must not
only clean their teeth but manicure
their nails. An order making obliga-
tory the use of the tooth brush nail
scissors and nail forceps by the
troops effective March next; has Just
been issued by the new minister of
war Colonel Agustlh Justo. '
KRMINK THS VOGUE.
.The use of. ermine on frocks hats
and suits is conspicuous In window
handed an envelope by L. E.
Ogilvie a member of the plain
Mayor Holcombe glanced at It
casually. It was Chiet Murphy's
All right" the mayor said and
he went on Inside the school.
Chief Murphy will have been"
with the department 13 years the
first of next month. His first Job
was patrolman during the admin-
istration of Chief George Ellis.
This was when the police force did
not number much more than half '
ot Its present membership. It also
was during a time which being a
policeman was a bit more dis
agreeable than It now is.
From patrolman. Murnhv went
to the mounted work which Is "cop
lingo" for officers who are mount
ed on horses and who attend to
the cattle running abont the eitv
as well as patrol the wards. After
serving his time In this branch.
Murphy was promoted to sergeant
of police and other steps followed
As a member of the riatActiv
force Murphy met with suoh suc-
cess that within a short time he
was made chief of the detectives
Then almost two years ago he was
appointed to the chief executive
position of the department.
NAME OE BUTLER .
' TO GO TO SENATE
d Associated Press Report
WASHINGTON Deo. ll.-The nomi
nation of Pierce Butler of Minnesota
to be an associate Justice of the su-
preme court was ordered reported to
the senate today by unanimous rote
of the Judiciary committee. The com
mittee acted after recelvlnf a report
from the subcommittee which inquired
Into opposition to the nomination and
recommended favorable action.
'Chairman Nelson announced he would
make the report on the nomination at
the first executive session of the sea-
ate and call It up at the first oppor-
tunity. Senators La-Follette of Wis-
consin and Norrls of Nebraska re-
publicans have Indicated they Will
The committee announcement said
the vote on reporting the nomination
favorably was unanimous. It later de-
veloped rhat four members of the com.
mlttee Senators Borah Norrls Shields
and Reed of Missouri were not present
when the vote was taken.
Gas Company Shuts Off
Supply of Drumright
United Press Report.
DRUMRIGHT Okla. Deo. 18. This
oil town. In the heart ot a big gas
field. Is "freeslng." The Oklahoma
Natural Gas company's action Sunday
closed the "gate valves' which Mayor
W. E. Nicodemue had hooked onto
after he claimed the townspeople had
suffered a shortage ot gas all win-
Today two of the five schools here
closed because of inadequate beat and
the other three schools were expected
to close this afternoon.
Mayor Nicodemue declares ''Dram-
right is going to have heat one way
or another regardless of the Okla-
homa Natural Gas company's action"
House Passes . Naval
WASHINGTON Dec. 18 The naval
appropriation bill carrying a request
that the president negotiate with for-
elgn powers relative to limiting the
construction of war craft under 10-
000 tons was passed late today by the
Bird Cooper Sholarg
5 day until Christmas!
And 40 folks you know
Tied with a holly bow.
Don't let that upset you
Buy socks by the dozen :
Tag a merry Christmas on
And send to every cousin!
5 days until Christmas
Gee the crowd is buzzin'I
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