The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 315, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 13, 1924 Page: 1 of 14
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SELLS RIGHTS POR
;Simmrir Sigfls ttcaty
. ilh Imperial Wizard
CLARKE LLr 1
J 'HIGH AND DRY
Vi Former Emperor to Hold
t Klncrest': Heads New
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4 ATLANTA Ga.f Feb. 12
Dffirial announcement was
( I flisMe today from tfie imperial
.palace of the Knights of the
'-Kit Klux Klan that Colonel
: William loseph bimmons
" emperor and founder of the
'klan has resigned as emperor
y.'anA as a klansman and dis-
W wrf of all his interests in the
inrdr tnr a consioerauuu vi
1 '!I;145J5Q0 in cash.
P1 ...At the same time imperial
'IClan OlllCiaiS uctimcu inj tv.
received information through
5riWat sources that coionei
; .Simmons has placed himself at
h.arf nf a. new oreranizauon
known as the "Knights of the
El 3 mi no- Sword.
'Withdrawal front- the lnrislbt mplra
Vtat4 4ha; iB a coftteart Wc Mod
Batartt? Simmons onpuHo
and wnoonoei bi annuity of 1000
'' aaainrt participation to any movement
c to dlaoWBi. jHarunt. fvW
' klan ava Colonel Simmon years fo
on-l'eacBtfee uoaav w ""
'- - by bin) the agreement la aald to pro-
ride. The tank payment was 1. Ueu
of all future payment! 01 ennuiiic.
it waa agreed.
; ' The new orfinuation the "Knifhti
'f the Flaming Swor4" aecordina to
"'f5.1 at the Imoerial klan pilaee
; er aa organised formally with Col
onel Blmmone at its head at a meet
Ing held in Jacksonville. Fla.. on Mon
" Amw nH which attended by Col
- onel ghnmone and clansmen. There
warn severe1 criticism of the Evans
' ' Mmo mt the meetini. the imperial ot
fleers here stated their information
Colonel Simmons itft Atlanta for
' Florida on Hundty 4ouowing conciu-
eion of his trsnsaction with the klan
here on Saturday.
T DltMlaa Suits.
t:. thm Af th enntrsot be
1 ns approved by tbe imperial iuob
''iiii nd cIcnMl hv Colonel Simmoni
)il wife and Dr. Evans as imperial
t wlaard all pending litigation between
Simmons and Evana factidns is. to be
' dismissed. There are several auits
i nendina Involving receivership peti
ilont and legal proceedings to aust
rth Kvans regime. 1 '
If I undrrtood that tbe amount
paid Colonel Simmotvs $145600 was
.arrived at by an .actuary who com-
puted Colonel Simmons expectancy bf
life and figure the total amount oi an-
BHltiea h would receive if he and his
C f wife Uved out their full eipectascies.
fS it I. unAmrmtitnA that Cnlnnel Kim-
v nobs' offered to retnra to th4 klan
' hi home on Peach Tree Road but
"( this was declined. ' '
Formal announcement of the con-
J '.mmynation of the transaction and of
the meeting in JscksonviUe at which
Ithe new organisation was formed
- ' was made by Paul 8. Ktberidfe offi-
cial counsel for the klan and chief of
staff tinder Dr. Evans.
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V Outside Klan
v UmiANAPOUS Ind.. Feb. 12.
'fcDf. W. H. Evans imperial wiaard
f t the Kit Klui Klan who la scbed-
r?led to make a public address here
tomorrow jugnc ' coniinneju iuri
. . JIUtoB Elrod. of the Wan ' publicity
' department the consummation of the
t aettlement between tbe faction beaded
f by Colonel W. J. Simmons and that
; af br. Evans. - . '
.-The aettlement" said Dr. Evans
i "means the complete elimination of
'Colonel Simmons' connection with
tbe tlsn and also that the official
t second degree of the order will be
' .jivea to all kmnnnen in good standing
v without any additional charge."
The signing of the1 articles of agree-'-'
meat it was declared left Edward T.
I Clarke former acting- imperial wird
''' af the klan. f high and dry" completely
; ant of the organisation.
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Evans Damage Suit
VTilI Be Pushed
' f" 'Aesoctated Press Report.
: LITTLE ROCK' Ark. Feb. 12.
' - Rearnatioai of Colonel WllHam Joseph
-tMsaaiona a emperor of the Kaighm
the Ka Khn Klan and reported
eetdemeat af tfffereaces between Cel.
set Simmon ad Hiram Wesley Ev-
anau imperial visard of the' klan win
Cot a ok T. 2.)
Experts Hail Discovery As1
Greatest Find of
Associated Press Keport.
I rJXOR Egypt Feb. 12r-Th Udof
1-'ru(ankh-amen aarcophagna was
rained today. It is understood tbe
bod of the king was found within.
Experts characterised the disclosure
of the mummy 'cast as the greatest
discovery in the history of Egyptology
or possibly in all archaeology.
Mr. Carter .Qpdaed the tomb at
10:13 a m. Shortly afterward the
police guard above the tomb came to
attention a tbe .under-secretary for
public works accompanied by the pro-
vincial governor arrived. At Mr. Car-
ter's invitation the offiicals entered
the tomb where they inspected the
sarcophagus ' and tbe gear in readi-
ness for the lifting of the lid after-
ward visitingthe laboratory in the
tomb of SetiTl nearby. The govern-
ment's decision to keep today's 'opera-
tion private caused disappointment
among tbe archaeologists working at
Thebes whom Mr. Carter had invited
4.0 attend the opening of the coffin.
WhMi the lid was raised there was
revealed the most splendid gilded
mummy case ever found in Egypt. It
la about tnre meters long. -
The mummy case bears an effigy in
relief of the .king wearing the nema
or sacred headdress like that of the
sphynx decorated with the head of a
hawk and a eerpeut in pure gold aet
with lapia lasnli. . Tbe hands are
crossed one bearing a' crook sceptre
and tbe other a Ilea
. A pathetic touch is given the effigy
by a little cro-of withered natural
flowers set abttat th gold bead dress.
The royal mummy case haa not .yet
been opened. v
- Apparently . the decision that the
opening of toe sarcophagus would be
strictly private was. reversed during
the morning" ' for - shortly before 3
o'clock' a distinguished company of
some 20 persons assembled in toe well
of the tomb. It was just 3:06 o'clock
whan escorted by Mr. Carter tbe
party entered the tomb and soon there
came to the eara ot the watchers who
sat on the parapet ka a .biasing sun
the clank of pulleys .and the sound
f ronea slionina throurh the blocks.
At 4:10 the party emerged from the!
Percy Spencet Passes
After Illness of Five
Houston Ptst Special.
LUBBOCK. Texas. Feb. 12.To-
day Lubbock mourna ibe death of ber
honored mayor Percy Spencer who
died this morning after an illness of
five days. On Wednesday afternoon
the mayor spoke to a large crowd of
Lubbock cftisens on the courthouse
lawn in a memorial service called to
honor ex-President Woodrow Wilson.
Mayor Hpencer was oern in ms-
sisssippi in February 1886 and moved
to BrownUeM xexae. -in ..nt
.tAiA iawt the TJniversitv of Tex
as and has practiced law in the South
Plain! countr-4inee WOT. He moved
to Lubbock in 1012 after marrying
Miss Gaster Randal of Brownfield.
and has been prominent in civic and
legal circles since that date.
He is survived by his wife three
children bis mother and father two
brothers and a numoer ot ouier rel-
atives. His mother father and two
brothers live in Mississippi.-' He was
elected mayor of Lubbock in April.
1&22 and under his administration
the dtv has made the greatest strides
of progress in its history voting more
than flUO.OOU worp oi oonaa ror pud-
llc imnrovements in addition to more
than doubling the capacity of the
light and water plants.
The annual banquet of the rhamber
of commerce scheduled for Tuesday
night was postponed until Friday and
Wedensday was declared a day of of-
ficial . meurnlaf. His funeral-will be
held it 830 It the residence. . All
flags of the city are at half staff nad
a joint memorial service of the Ro-
tary and Krwanis clubs hss been called
for Thursday noon to which the citi-
sensbipT of the city has been invited.
He was vice president of the Kiwa-
nis club. Mayor Hpencer had won
the enviable reputation of saying more
with fewer words' in his public
speeches and they ware many than
any other man ever heard in this
section fit Texas. He was small of
stature but dynamic of personality and
a brilliant thinker and speakar. Lub-
bock and the Plains countrr haa suf
fered a great loss.
Courtroom Cleared in
Lawyer's Slaying Trial
Associated Press Report.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Feb. 12. Tbe
court room where tbe trial of Frank
m ' . 1 M . a
orumifT xof- ine aiifxea nMimer or
Paul J. McCarthy. Oklahoma City
lawyer was drawing to a dose was
partially cleared today by order of
District Judge James I. Phelps after
a wave of applause cheering and
stamoinf of feet bad sweet throush
the audience following a denunciation
of the Kfu Klux KJaa. -
De la Huerta" Orders
Release of Canadian
OTTAWA. Feb. 12.-The fan-
mediatt release of T. O. McKenziel
Canadian held for. 1200.000 ransom
by HipoJito Villa in Mexico has been
ordered by Adolf De la Hnerta the
J ericas rebel leader. eorrlmr To
adviee received here lata Tuesday. .
NEW THIRD PARTY
'Workers Farmers Pro-
gressives' Confer at
Associated Press Report.
ST. LOUIS Feb. 12. A resolu-
tion adopted today at the convention
of the national conference for pro-
gressive political action calls for a
convention tf "workers farmers and
progressive!"' at Cleveland starting
Jury 4. Delegates explained this ac-
tion "paves the way" for a third
major political party.
The resolution sets forth tbst tbe
convention shall be "for the purpose
of taking action on the nomination of
candidates for the office of president
and vice president and on other Ques-
tion that may come before the cou-
vention." This wording was carefully devised
conference jeaders explained to leave
tbe way vpen for one of the three fol-
lowing lines of action:
1 Informing the democratic and
republican parties that neither "can-
didate for president is acceptable to
4 this body if such is the case.
rar laaspsaasni iicaei.
2 If either the democratic or re
publican candidate is acceptable in'
dorsinc that one.
3 Nomination of an independent
The resolution provides that the
formal call for the convention shall be
issued by tbe national committee of
The plan of iio conference for dele
gate apporii lit at the convention
Three delegates each for political
parties farmers and co-operative so
cieties of national scope and national
and international organizations of
labor: two 'delegates each for each of
the thirty add State organisations of
this conference. State federations of
labor State legislative boards of
transportation organisations appar-
ently meaninr railway labor anions
and. State committees of political par-
ues; one ueiegane eacn tor every gen-
eral central body of labor every local
organisation' of farmers and local co-
Anerative aAriatie in fitataa havlnr
Tw - sWnto organlxattant of such bodies.
. "asaaraswsr laee paeaaev.
. ThO'tepublican national convention
will jrtai at. Cleveland June 10 and
tbt Apaocratie at New Tork Just 24.
15enocrat leaders' believe their meet-
ing will ba over before July 4; 'when
tar progressive . convention opens. .
Public ownership of electric power
plantawsritli a view to. cresting a "na-
tional suoerDower system." was uraed
by Carl D. Thompson secretary of
the national public ownership league.
"Superpower is a new question."
ha asserted. "Even highly trained
engineers are not sure what will come
of it. But it is certain we stand oh
the threshold of a comolete transfie
uration of the industrial life of the
The railroads are "our most mac
nificent public charity" asserted Don-
ald R. Rich berg of Chicago general
counsel for the national conference
on valuation of American railroads.
he railroad owners are pouring
millions oi dollars into propaganda
factories into press sssociations into
kandpicked conferences into adver
tisements into political organisations
and into hidden channels for sounding
puDiic opinion he declared.
SELF DIES SOON
Breaking down tbe door to a wash-
room of the Galena Signal Oil com-
pany's plant on the Ship Channel
when he heard a ahot inside shortly
before naon Tuesday J. N. Marcee
stenographer found the body of A. B.
Luder 26-year-old maintenance rierk
lying in a pool of bis own blood. He
died a few minutes later.
Aecotdinc to Marcee the youth left
hia desk a few minute before tbe shot
was fired and went into tbe wash-
room. Tbe muffled explosion was
plainly audible through the entire
suite of offices and Marcee sprang
immediately to the door. He found it
bolted from the inside and ran to the
corridor and broke a screen over tbe
R. C. Cook general manager was
immediately summoned but life was
extinct when he arrived on the vcene.
Luder has been employed by the
company for the last six year and
was very wefl liked officials said. No
motive for the act conld be found.
The officials did ssy however thst
Loder had been feelinc ill recently.
The deceased was Jiving with bis
father at Clinton.. Besides bis father
he is survived by two brothers end a
sister Mrs. T. P. Kelson of Hous-
ton. A verdict of suicide wss returned
by Justice of tbe I'eace Campbell R.
Overstreet. following which the body
was brought to Houston in an ambu-
lance of the Houston I'ndertaking
. Funeral arrangements will be an-
Sooner Warehouse Bill
Assaciated Press Rebort.
OKLAHOMA CITY Okie.. Feb.
12. The State warehouse bill ted
a year ago by tha Oklahoma legisla-
tor was aleHsred imconstitutional by
the State supreme court.
Th court held the State mold not
lend public at eery far private en-
Lobar Cabinet faces
Feeling Runs High
Associated Press Report.
LONDON. Feb. 12 The new tabor
ministry had its initial experience in
being grilled by the opposition today
when the Macdonald cabinet made its
first appearance in the house ot com-
mons. The chamber was crowded. The
opposition benches were filled ex-
Premier Baldwin occupying the lead-
The Tories were clearly in a fight-
ing mood and opened hostilities by
loud shouts of "speak up!" when Ben
Spoor chief government whip made
a motion in a low tone. This was re
peated without other ministers and as
a departure iron tne ioroearance
usually given a new cabinet.
Feelinc ran high and during the
quesaion period controversial ques
tions were burled at tbe government
from many quarters.
Premier Macdonald . entered the
house without a demonstration though
the laborites cheered w)ien he arose
to answer a question regarding the
recognition of Russia. His answer
however added nothing to what al-
ready is known.
To Postpone Statement.
The prime minister answering; a
question regarding the separatists
movement in occupied German terri-
CONVENTION 0. K.'S
FIRST PLAN FOR
Committee to Have Pow-
er to Select Time and
Houston Post Special.
AUSTIN Texas Feb. 12. Adppt-
ing a resolution declaring' that? '-"we
decree there shall be held somewhere
within tbe State -of Texas t a
data as early as may be consistent
with tbe magnitude ot the task.
Texas centennial ; exposition n
eaouch to cdea.se tha atDlsaVaeaslii
meats ot Texas to au ta sons as a
daughter of th earth7 tha Stat
centennial convention after two hours
of spirited discussion Tuesday after-
noon adopted the executive com-
mittee's plan to form a Statewide
organisation of 100 directors to bring
the exposition into being.
Elections will be held in thV 254
counties of the State April 12 at
which delegates to senatorial dis-
trict conventions will be named. Sen-
atorial 'conventions to name two di-
rectors from each were called for
April 19 and the senatorial delegstes
so . elected were ordered to convene
on May 21 at Austin.
The 64 district directors so elected
will then proceed ra the election of
29 directors-at-lsrge and when the
governor shall have named the five
directors snd tbe Lieutenant gover-
nor and tbe speaker of the house of
representatives shell have named the
(Cont'd on Pg. 2.)
Funeral Services Held
- For Mrs. Hutcheson
iFuneral services for Mrs. Wille
Hutcheson. 67 pioneer resident of
Houston and widely known literarv
and music critic who died Sunday
were held at 11 s. m. Tuesday at the
home of her uncle. C.nt.in J ('
Hutcheson. 1417 McKinney avenue.
Iter. Peter Grey Sears of filiated
Burial was in Gletiwond crmeterr un
der the direction 'of Wall snd Ml a be.
undertakers. Pallbearers were Whar
ton Veems. Norman Kittrell. Jr H
D. Randolph Ashley Tenton R. W.
Franklin Stuart Perry E. L. Neville
and W. 8. Sherman.
Convict Pleads Guilty
To Slaying of Officer
JONEHBORO. Ark.. Feb.. 12
Charles O'Keith. charred with mur
der in connection with the slaying of
W. D. Burns parole officer of the
Kansas penitentiary on a train near
Alicia Ark. when tbe officer was
returnioc O'Keith and Kennt C.eT
to the Rsnsss institution from which
they hsd escaped entered s plea of
guilty at Newport today and was sen-
tenced to 20 years' imprisonment in
tbe Arkansss penitentiary.
For Houston ftnr! Virinitv U'rlnssri v
fair and continued cool.
For Eat Texas -YVtcWtdav fair: tom.
what warmer in northeast portion.
For We Tt-xas Wednesday fair; little
change in temperature.
U..i. i ' j:.: . n i i
n caiwcn onuuwnr -Ritn n rx-rai sum-
mon am : . Ifrki fat tho Oh in vulifv and
the Atlantic roast and warmer weather ti
beer general to tbe east of tbe M isaistuopl
in connection witfa the disturbance now ad
vancing to tbe north Atlantic toast Co.cr
w eat ber prevails ever the west Golf states
dfaKrictt and persists orer Utah in connec-
tion with the rtaalrau mrh. I -ifruonar)v
hitrb temperatures prevail over tne Canadian
orthweat thence So the fimJrllr Korky
Mownts.in-rlains in cunaentirncr of the de-
pression north of Won tan a
HisrhwaT Ilulletin Texa dirt roads are
general. v fair to eiod in west aud Kio
Grande Taller; heavy elsewhere
H'iraewt temperature Monday 69.
Lowest Tneaday mornitif 46
Precipitation fron t m. Monday to 2
P. m. Teday .SS inch. .
imnse 7:ff a. m.; unset its p. sn.
Moon riaea 11:41 a. nv; sets 12:24 a. Hi.
CornparatfTe record at JlotMton Feb. 12 :
I 124 i l23n2S
7 a wi Drr awl 44.4: wet bufl 441;
raUr'va hwraidity II per rat
12 aa Irr pais wet '.;
reiatfjr hni4itT T7 tatr cemt.
a aa t 44 1 M I 7
14 m I 4S f 72
12 sa 1 73 M
J p m ! M 1 7T S4
i P m I 85 I 77 I II-
tory said he trusted the negotiations
between Great Britain and Francs and
Belgium which had been progressing
ever since the new labor government
took office shortly would be satis-
factorily concluded. He .added that
he preferred to postpone a detailed
statement in order not to tamper the
Mr. Macdonald was asked whether
his attention had been called to the
memorial being widely circulated ap-
pealing for a world conference on re-
construction and whether this repre-
sented tbe policy of the government.
He replied that tho question was of
far too general importance to be
answered in this way. The govern-
ment was dealing with tbe details of
such a settlement and he was glad to
be able to say thst the prospects
were promising. He welcomed every
movement to enlist support for this
' On the subject of expenditures the
premier said atorles were being sp-ead
about extravagances contemplated "by
the cabinet. These were all nonsense
he declared. The country sooner or
later would have to become acquaint-
ed with the driving hand of labor and
be was very glad it bad come so soon.
Prave Filler Polfcy.
"We ate going to pursue a policy
of tranquility" ssid Mr. Macdonald
"No we are not; we are going to
prove a fuller policy and a policy of
The premier said it would be neces-
sary to create a building program
stretched over a number of years in
order to give the building trades tbe
necessary guarantee of work.
With regard to unemployment the
government would aim first at the
restoration of trade.
Mr. Macdonald . referred to the
hindrance to .the extension of trade
found in the nation's difficult financial
and the high cost of production arising
from heavy taxation and the exchange
fluctuations incident to the unsettled
state of Europe. This condition he
said militates against honest countries
which were paying their debts and
balancing their- budgets.
In this connection he stated th
government purposed making a pro-
posal later but he suggested tbst the
best inethod of inquiry was the ap-
pointment of k really authoritative
Has Roialia Russia. . J
On the Russian anaattoa the pre.
xn cevemment necvied to reeoc
ss asta ww naw-h to !weUr
until 1924 to take th first step in a
policy which' i aboorutely essential
for tie revival of oaf foreign trade."
The ortm minister ridiculed the at
tacks msde on labors which assumed
that labor's only oenception of capital
was that it snouia ee raided ana dis-
tributed and so bring the nation to
He wished to make it perfectly
Slear. he added that tha government
ad no intention of drawing off from
the normal channels of trade large
sums for extemporised measures
which conld only be palliatives.
Sir William Davie1 son ai-ked whether
Mr. Macdonald could assure the bouse
that neither be nor bis colleagues
were sny longer connected with the
lubor socialist international the deci-
sions of which on all international
questions were binding by its consti-
(Cont'd on Pg. 2.)
TO BEGIN WORK ON
The last obstacle in the way of the
construction of the Houston Beau-
mont and Orange electric railway
will be rlesred up by Saturday and a
start at actual construction of tbe
line -is just a matter of a short time.
This positive assurance was given
Tuesday by Ed Kennedy who pro-
moted the project following the ar-
rival in tbe city of J. D. Uavip Jr.
of the Davis Construction company
of Atlanta. Thia concern bns the
contract for constructing the road. It
will deliver a complete job including
grading tracks snd trolley wires.
After a meeting in Kennedy's of-
fice to be beld Wednesday Davis
tieorge R. Collier president of the
Interurban company Frank Jones its
attorney and Kennedy will go over
the route to settle a few minor loca-
tions. While making the trip Mr.
Jones will decide upon the sections
thst will be sublet to other contrsct-
ors. According to Kenendy. the Dsvis
company is one of the largest snd
most reliable contracting comanies
in tbe south lie ssid it had large
projects under way in s number of
The rosd when built will be 10.1
miles long. 1'nder the terms of the
construction contract it will be deliv-
ered to the owners complete in IS
months aft ei actual construction begins.
25 Indictments Seen
In Toledo Postal Theft
TOLEDO Ohio Feb. 12 -With
predictions that at least 23 Indict -mnts
would result snd rerelstions of
dynamite plots and threats of ven-
geance sgsiast alleged informers a
federal grand jury Tuesday resumed
investigates of the tl. 000.000 Tole-
do post office robbery of 1U21.
The indictment it wss said would
be returned against persons niipoerl
to fcsv aided la disposal of the bonds
and money obtained In tbe robbery.
The persons involved were said to
live in all part of the country. Two
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CHARGE OF HERRIN
AS ACTING MAYOR
Appointment Is Made by
Council at Request
Associated Press Report.
UVUDTV Til EJi lO A
umuui ru. " "
mayor took charge of the city govern-
ment of Herrin this morning. Alder
man Carl Nail was anDointed by tbe
city council at a special meeting last
mgm ai me request oi ine uiiiuary
authorities who said they desired that
tbe city have some man at its bead
who would be responsible for tbe
proper governing of the city. C. A.
Anderson. Herrin's regular mayor is
being held in jail at Marion charged
with complicity in the murder of Con-
stable Caesar Cagle who wit killed
last Friday night.
City Attorney Ueorge Crlcbton in
statement to the council said:
"As far as I know there will be no
martial law in the county but the
powers that be here that is the militia
and the gentleman with two stars on
bis shoulders. Major General Fore
man has let me. know whsl he wants
this council to do. He has said that
he expects to stay here some time to
stay in fact until the county Is cleaned
and the root of the trouble here de
stroyed. He has asked that while the
present mayor is in jail that a bead
be appointed temporarily that the
city's business might function. That
the troops were here to help the au-
thorities to preserve order but would
respond only at the request of need
for them but that if their assistance
was needed they would be furnished
ample help all the help that was
The effect the presence of the
troops in Williamson county was seen
this- morning when practically all -of
the miners in this district reported
for work. Of the 30 mines in the
(Cont'd on Pg. 2.)
Telegrams Found in Vera
Associated Press Report.
EL PASO Texas Feb. 12. Ocn-
trsl Candido Agular has been
uamed supreme chief of revolu-
tionary armies as a result of a con-
ference of Rebel Chiefs Giifdalupe
Manches Fortunu Maycotte and Ce-
sareo Castro according to a tele-
cram found among rebel papers st
Vera Crux information received by
Mexicsn Consul' Genersl Enrique de
Uuis todday stated.
The telegram addressed to Adolfo
de Is Huerts and signed by the three
rebel generals notified the firM chief
that the decision had been arrived at.
Ie la Huerta'a answer cenvcyed by
telegraph and protesting their fiction
nlso was found. Ii lux reply De In
Huerta declared he "did not expect
an imposition so rude and unjust"
on the part of the rebel commniiders
snd urges them to recousider their
eft ion immediately.
Rebel leaders scenrding to Infor-
mation furnished Mr. Unix from
Mexico City have protested the al-
leged flight of De la Huerta from
Vera Crux and this action is believed
to. have caused the conference at
which it was voted to depose him as
Garcia Vigil former governor of
Oaxacs who revolted during the first
few daya of the revolution is en-
rsged at the leave taking of De la
Huerta an intercepted telegram
states according to reports to Mr.
Associated Press Report.
DETHOIT. .Mich.. Feb. 12 Henry
Ford now employs in bis major In-
dustries here snd throughout the
world pereoiiK it is announc
ed by tbe Ford Motor company. Of
this number llM.L'lt are employed in
the manufacturing plants of the com-
pany in the I'nited Htates; 24.223 in
(he American branches. K.mployes in
foreign lands number 11.02ft.
In addition te those employed by
the Ford Motor company n total of
lntlMt) there are 'JXVi men employ-
ed on Ford D. T. 4 I. rsilroad: 22N2
workers in Fordson coal mines; 720
men work at the Henry Ford trade
school and 7tX employes at the Henry
Ford liowpital here.
The Highland Turk (Detroit) plant
remains the ace of the Ford Indus-
tries employing CftJKi men.
Boys Get 15-Year
Prison Term For Thef
Associated Press Report
FORT WORTH Texss. Feb. 12
Herbert Earlstonf snd Ira Letinex.
youthful bandits were given 15 .veers
each la prison by a jury today fol
lowing their plea of guilty to robbing
a local grocery man two weeks ago.
Denver Operator. Testifies Representatives of Stand-4 -ard
Oil arid Subsidiary Encouraged Sinclair toyv-v
"Go Ahead" at Texas Parley in 1921 ; Was Con-" ht'.
vinced pf "Fraud and Secret Dealings"
Associated Tress Report. J-
W ASHINGTON Feb. 12. J. Leo Stack Denver oi! man . (i
who lias contractual rights in claims in Teapot Dome told the
omt . .11 r.mMlflltnn 1 n 1. a L..n. ....... .1 .
after Harry I-. Sinclair got the lease that there had been "bad'
faith fraud and secret dealings" in the matter.
Stack said information had come to him that Sinclair
Robert V. Stewart of the Standard Oil company of Indiana
and H. M. Blackmar of the Midwest Refining company a
Standard Oil subsidiary had gotten together at Mexia on the
Teapot Dome subject in December 1921.
"The information had come to me" Stack added "that
Sinclair had said to Stewart that he would like to have a
chance to handle Teapot and following that' event the Mid-.
west interests had through
LEGALITY OF FALL
RULING ON INDIAN
Executive Order Reserva-'"-hs
Associated Press Report.
WASHINOTOX Feb. 12-LegIIty
of tbe ruling by Alberf B. Fafl while
secretary of the latdrtor jrblCs) "per-
mitted th leaainr nulnotjsd lands
on Indian reservations' for" aVinioc an
the- ptoduf tion of oil and gas was
(ratttm4 today ni iIihn ladlaa
affair sub-comiitte after an Inves.
(Igatlon of the former sacreoary's
i Th tends in question .are on res-
ervations' created by executive order.
In a) report todgy the sub-cortimittee
beaded by Hwresentstiv Dallinger.
republican Massacausetts. advisnd
against the passage of a bill provid-
ing for distribution among tbe Indians
ot royslties received from such min-
ing 'snd drilling operations. To enact
such legislation it was declared
"might he construed as giving legis-
lative approval to the action of Sec-
Under legislation euacted in Febru-
ary lirJO. provision was made for
mining and drilling operations on the
public domain. Mr. Fall ruling that
the set applied to iimillored lauds on
executive order liunau reservations
directed that applicutious for permits
be considered hut stipulated that
funds received from (leasing of the
land be withheld pending legislative
action ss to their disposal.
In Its report h sub-coinmittee
pointed out that viillinty of the ruling
is shortly to be tested in I'nited
States courts by "philanthropic per-
sons who have the welfare of the In-
dians at heart."
"Moreover." the report ncldiil. "in
ease the bill should be reported and
enacted wjtli an amendment such as
has been proposed authorizing the
Ktate of New Mexico to levy a pro-
duction tax on the amount realized
from the leases In ipiestion it would
be manifestly uncoiiMtiJiitional in caie
the courts should decide that the
executive order Indian reservations
were tbe property of the Indian tribes
and not part of tbe public domain."
By its action the sub-committee re-
versed a favorable report submitted
to the full committee January 'Si.
Members explained that further study
of the situation convinced them that
it would He unwise to authorize lis-
tribution of the royalties until the
question bud beeu determined In
It waa pointed out that if the court "
decide that the interior department
had no right to lease the Indinn lands
the leases not only would he revoc-
able but the Indisns probably would
have grounds for damage suits nxsinst
companies snd individuals holding (lie
Under date of December ft Secre-
tary Work sent a letter to the Iildian
affaire committee in which lie said
"It Is recommended that esrlv and
favorable consideration he sivcn tbe
bill reported adversely today. He
pointed out that until such legislation
was enacted royalties pi.yahle to the
Indians would be held in the federal
.Cont'd on Pg. 2.)
SHAKES S.E. KANSAS
Associated Press Report.
PARSON'S Kans.. Feb. 12. ' A
heavy earth shock felt over South-
eastern Kansas this afternoon was
caused by s wagon load of nitro-
glycerine exp'lodinx near Altoona. eight
miles north of N'eodesha. Kaus.. and
41 miles from here according to. a
telephone report from fcbe N'eodenha
In Parsons the buildings were
rocked by the blast and persons ran
into the streets. In Cberryvale the
shock was more severe it waa reported.
Stewart's influence encouraged '
Sinclair to o ahead.
1 he witness declared to his v
mind the real consideration 1
that the Standard and Midwest.
interests received from Sin-
clair rather than the million '
dollars paid for their rights jn
Teapot Dome was that the i '
Standard was to have a 50 per ( -cent
interest in the pipe linfl .
which was provided for in the sj
lease obtained by Sinclair. . -' t
Asserting that the pnje line would
have capacity for carrying more .than
the requirements of oil from the Tea
pot and Suit Creek fields in Wyoming.
Stark "aid that tbe pipe line ''really
provided a. continuing monopoly to
tbe Standard Inrexests and Sinclair
and wag e( great value."
fa 0ft i-SO-OW Offary '- :
' Stack' testified that the Pioneer OQ
comtHuiy Mid-Wast subsidiary with
whom he had c on tract d usdrrtake .
to obtai a lea for Teapot Dome 1 "
had . fUWay hint SOO.OtMk k
cash for ili cUima waaveas k.wajf .
rewiw-iNm4iiyiair whenand as ' i
obtained from the Sw fltll Thla k '
said was to bis mind a suspicious sir
Stack whose nam wa brought Into 4
th inquiry by E. L. Dohene- Califor. '
nia oil magnate read k toag prepared
statement euace rains hia effort to ob 4
tain th teas of -Teapot. Dome hi '
suit against the Standard Oil eom- '
pany of Indiana th Mid-West and .
Pioneer companies t6 enforce his con-
tract snd tbe eventual settlement with . . '
Also he told of unsuccessful nego- -V
UatloAS with Josephus Daniels for- ' '
mer secretary of tbe navy to get' a " '
lease for an offset viyll In the Salt i.
( reek field and how ha had continued ':
tnr m-sjouauons arter the Harding ad-
ministration came into office.
The witness said he conceived th
idea of obtaining a les: to Teapot
Dome in II7 but found tue navy was
wiihoiit sutbority to -even put a
stake in the ground of tbe reserve"
and dropped the matter. There ws
a renewal of efforts however after
congress gave the navy authority la
11120 to operate or lease the oil ra.
Cresl Tells of Employmeat.
George Creel chairinaii of the com'- 1' v
niittec on public information during;-'- -the
war. tld the senate oil committee - 1 V
today that he entered the employ of '
fc. I.. Iolieny in 1I).
"That wan five months." he said." ' ' '
after he left the government service I
He was employed by Doheny ss a pub v
of JlO.txio a yean He resigned after t
Ihri'c montha. 1 v
Kxplnluing why he resigned Creel w
said he could not agree with Doheny '
W e not only did not ee eye to .
eye. but we did not look in the sam '' i '-
direction" lie said. "He thought hia . 'f
opinions were finsl. '
' Mr. Dohen bsd the clearest VIm ''
eyes snd child-like candor'' Creel "
i I "and he fascinated me so I want--ed
to write bis life history as aa in-
(Cont'd on Pg. 2.)
Here's a Real
sumo nuusiua Duaineaa - t:
concern to secure tha sr?-1 V
ices ot a man who also has '
some money to invest In that ' '
business. Read what he says: . .
DKS1FF. TO ASSOflATK avself with SW
lecUlmste btistsen with services ao4 .
ukd u4 wirrnm Sk
This man ia in earnest and .
will furnish references. To''
some business In this city '
who wishes a good -man. and
could also use some) capita
this ia indeed a rare oppor
Every hour t rf
day you will find jtmt
such opportunJUSs) im '
The Post Waat. AeV
columns read thecal -
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