Sherman Daily Democrat (Sherman, Tex.), Vol. THIRTY-SIXTH YEAR, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 6, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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IF IT’S NEWS
SHERMAN DAILY DEMOCRAT
MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tonight fair, and warmer;
day generally fair and wai
SHERMAN, TEXAS, JANUARY 6, 1917—SATURDAY EVENING.
50c Per Month—$5 Per Year When Paid in Advance.
♦ SNAI’SHOTS OK MEMBERS ♦
♦ OF PRESIDENTS CABINET. *
i. NEtSm SICKEIHAN
DIED EARLY TODAY
(HERMAN CITIZENS WANT TO DO
SOMETHING TO BETTER CON-
DITION OF UNFORTUNATES
VISIT COUNTY FARM
All te Attend Meeting of County
miMteners Monday Afternoon
and Help Solve a Serious Prob-
lem Confrntlng the People.
r ^ |
Quite a number of Siiennan citizens
ire taking a deep Interest In the uu-
Fortunate people who are placed on
I ray son county's farm, otherwise
mown as the (tour farm.
There is at present a large nunilx'r
f them at tills place amt an effort
s to be made to make them us com-
fortable as itosHlble. Their lives are
Mirdeusome at best and nUmse who
lave taken the time and trouble to
uvuetlgate the matter are of the optii-
on that their condition can lie and
ihould be laii>roved.
Yesterday the following ixxqile from
tits city visited the farm: County
'ommtxsioiier J. W. Blnsslukamc, Dr.
r. A. Wharton, J. E. Surratt Mrs.
W. W. Blrgc. Mrs. O. A. Kelly. Mrs.
tarn Gladney, Mrs. J. B. Wilson.
9drs. W. H. Lucas. Mrs. 11. G. 8tin
nett, Mrs. H. P. Abney. Mrs. J. X.
Kultou, Mrs T. D Joiner, W. J. Min
on and Cminty Proiiatlou Officer
Fohn Moore *
The Democrat was today furnished
Hie following rc|H>rt:
For tbe Good of Humanity.
“A visit with Mr. Blasslugauie, our
county commissioner, to the county
poor farm found conditions very un-
“Tin* sane, the feeble winded, the
children and the |ioor are all housed
together, some children lieittg brought
there, some born there and all have
1 remained there two years or more. All
are'Ninclean, uneducated and none are
eared for In the proper manner and
all have skin disease of some form.
"In ono room there are two ,mothers^
feeble mliuied and five children, sleep-
ing and living. Two lieda. no chairs,
no dresser or anytblhg that completes
“One woman awaiting the trial of
her husband two or three mouths for
kicking her and breaking hu infant's
leg. Is still there, although the bus-
baud was freed last week. She Is in
, a weakened condition and the child
J shows signs of skin disease, and some-
* thing must he dime for this woman.
This Is Just one of the many terrible
conditions existing out there.
“In the red brick building there Is
uo color line drawn, also there arc
two [taralytlc children there.
“Rev. John Moore, our county pro-
iMtton officer, said: “There Is no
place to put these children. Orphan-
ages will not take them.
“Only the other day I trade a hoy
to the reform school at Gatcsvillc.
The boy had done nothing for which
to Is* put In the reformatory, but
he was a ..dependent child. He had
some relatives, but they would not or
could not care for liim.” He also
raid: “Tills is not the worst part of
tbe de|iendent children problem III
Grayson county. The law makes ev-
ery child dependent or neglected whose
parents are Immoral. We should not
only have a plats- for these here
at toe county farm but a place
for those of the ommty. Sometimes I
take them to my own home, but I
cannot take many. 1 hoard some of
them ti< rooming houses and the
county commissioners repay me.
“The whole sytem Is wrong and
something must tic done immediately
Every undesirable iarson Is sent to
the county poor farm. No provision la
made to answer their needs until
they are classified—a place for the
Insane, the poor, the feeble-minded,
men and women separated, color line
drawn and these children taken from
undesirable parents—we cannot ex-
pect morality to exist.
“A regular meeting of the county
commissioners will lie held Monday at
1:30 p. m. at tbe court house. In the
county auditor's room, at which time
ways and means for getting a home
for; dependent children of Grayson
county will be discussed. All those
that are Interested are cordially Ja-
vfted by Ihe commissioners to attend.
Any person that can offer any sugges-
tion or give any information that will
help us in this work may send their
articles to either newspajter to be pub-
lished free of. charge."
Associated Press Dispatch]
London, Jan. 6.—The Greek council
of ministers has approved the restric-
tion of dally rations and the appoint-
ment of food dictator, says an Athens
Steamer Believed Sunk.
ktiNCI|M Prill Dispatoh)
Lndon. Jan. 6.—Tlie Norwegian
steamer Hama, is believed to have been
sunk. The Lloyds announce the Nor-
wegian steamer Erica, erroneously re-
ported sunk, baa arrived in port.
MANY THINGS OF INTEREST TO
THE PUBLIC TAKING PLACE
AT THE CAPIITOL. -,
Ittociaua Press Dupatch] ■
Wushington, Jan. 6.—After three
days of spirted debate touching lpter-
nathaial relations of the United
States, the senate has adopted-a reso-
lution stating “that the senate ' ap;
proves and strongly endorses the re-
quest by tlie president In tliu diplomat-
ic notes of Doe. IB, to the nations now
engaged in war, that those nations
state tlie terms upon which peace
might he dlacussed.
The resolution was approved lari
night by a vote of 47 to 17, ten re-
piinlicans joining the majority. I,t .was
offered by Senator Jones, republican,
as h substitute for the original reso-
lution of Senator Hitchcock which
republican senators contended carried
endorsement of tlie entire note.
associated Press Dispatch]
Washington, Jan. 6.—Ex tension--for
another year of tlie system of mixed
tribunals for the trial of cases involv-
ing Americans and natives of .Egypt
lias liecn agreed to by the state ile-
liartineut in a message to its diplo-
matic agent at. Cairo who had for-
warded a request of tlie Egyptian
government that It be done.
JACK BARRY WILL MANAGE
WORLD’S CHAMPION DURING
THE COMING SEASON.
associated Press Disposed]
Washington, Jan. 6.—Further de-
tails of an alleged “leak" to Wall
street in advance of President Wil-
son's iieace note were sought today by
the house rules committee inquiring
into I lie future, is dead, after h re-
ner of Massachusetts, who joined
with Kep. Wood in demanding the in-
uulry, was called to the stand to tes-
associated Press Dispatch]
Chicago, Jan. (1.—John J. Barry, sec-
ond baseman of the Boston Americans,
today is manager of the World’s Cham-
pions, tbe apiMilntmeut having been an-
nounced last night by Harry M. Frasee.
president of the clnh. Burry, wbo-fell
heir to the post made vacant bp tlie
resignation of Win. F. Corrigan, will
continue to play his position, it was
announced._ _ _
IN LEAR PROBE
associated Press hispatxAl
Washington, Jan. 6.—-.The house
rules committee has issued orders to
issue subpoetiaes for the following in
the “leak" investigation: John Boyle
and Henry E. .Eland of the Wall
Street Journal: W, A. Crawford, Er-
nest A. Jorr, Jr., A. L. Geiger, Nel-
son M. Sheppard ami A. M. Jamieson,
employes of the Central News of
America, the news service which supr
lilies Information to Financial Amer-
ican, the Wall street newspaper. Heads
of bureaus have been requested to
bring their ticker tapes of their ser-
vlee from 10 a. m. throughout tlie day
of Doeemlier 30. The object is to
learn the time the Wall Street news
agencies published tbe fact'that Pres-
ident Wilson’s note was forthcoming.
Represntative Harrison expressed the
lieilef that the “leak” was through th“
representatives of these publications,
who, with several newstiaper men, had
lieen informed confidentially that
morning thaUliie nrte had been dis-
patched to Europe. At that time,
however. Causing said It. didn’t con-
cern |ieaee and refused to discuss the
<-ontents. Representative Gardner said
that Lausing'and Tumulty were above
suspicion. _ _
Buffalo Bill Worse.
itsonatcS tress Dispatch]
Glen wood Springs, Colo., Jan. 6.—
Colonel William F. Cody (Buffalo
Bill i Is growing worse and Is being
hurried back to Deriver. Physicians
say he cannot recover.
Associated Prttt Dispatch]
Marquette;. Mich., Jan. 6.—The bus-
iness district is afire. The loss Is al-
ready f "00.000.. _-
Robbers Get $1C$000. .
Aiiociated Press Dispatch]
Tnrentnm. Pa., Jan. 8.—Four mask-
ed men today field up the patroi
wagon of the Flaccus Gas cocmpany,
and robbed it of $10,000,
Gravel Hauler Killed.
Honey Grove, Tex., Jan. 8—Tommie
Powell, 18 years old, a <gravel hauler
on the good roads leading north from
Honey Grove, was killed by lightning
Thursday while driviug' along the
road with a load of gravel The team
was not hurt.
MANY THINGS HAPPEN TO CAUSE
WHEAT TO GO UP
Associated Proa* MapatcA; ,
Chicago, Jan. 8.—Wonderful broad-
ening out of export business together
with the warlike answer which the
entente allies made on last Saturday
to the iieace offer from Berlin have re-
sulted in soaring prices for wheat had been in failing health for several
since a week ago despite announce^ months, hut kept steadily at his post
... w, ((By E. J. Parker.)
J. Nelson Diekerman, news editor of
the Democrat, died this morning at
about* 8 O'clock at the home of Mr.
and, Mrs. E. C. Hunter, No. *314 South
E)m street, after a brief illness.
. Funeral scrvhte* will lie tomorrow
(Sunday) afternoon at the residence,
and tlie burial will be under tlie aus-
pires of.-tbe local Masonic lodge, of
which he wap a memtier.
r Dr. B. Wrenn Webb, pastor of Grace
Presbyterian church, will conduct the
services at the home.
iChse fallen to the lot of one who
has known him for the past twenty-
eight years,, from (he time he came to
Kherman as a lad in knee pants until
the. time when he took his. departure
for that hlghi 4 Ufe, to write these few
lines about J. Nelson Diekerman. To
those who knew him lntiffiktely, he
was Nellie Diekerman. this name hav-
ing been given him while at school and
by that name he will 6a remembered
lily those who met him. dalTy itr the
work of getting out the Democrat un-
til that time when they are, too, called
J. Nelson Diekerman was born in
Washington county, Illinois, forty-two
years ago. He was the son of Capt.
Q. A. and Mary Diekerman. He came
to Sherman when a lad of fourteen
years, and attended the public schools
of this city and Austin College.
Mr. Diekerman commenced^ work on
tbe Democrat etgliteen years' ago, and
since that time has been a faithful
member of tbe paper’s working force.
He began in the rear end of the print-
ing Office and learned to set type, and
held all of the various positions on the
paper -to the position of news editor.
In every department he was faithful,
competent and ever trustworthy.
He was a member of Grace Pres-
byterian church, and belonged to the
following fraternal orders: The
Masons, Elks, Knights of Pythias.
Maccabees and Woodmen of the World.
Nelson Diekerman had many traits
of character and attributes that every
man ought to have. In a close asso-
ciation with, him covering a period of
many years, the writer had v-flne op-
portunity to know him well. In ail
that length of time the writer never
heard him speak an unkind word
about any person. Hring or dead. In
all that time he never heard a word
escape Nelson Dlckerman’s Ups that
woman could not have also heard.
He was ever courteous, kind of heart,
and was ever the polished gentleman.
He was ever read*’ l* help thqpe In
distress. He new. . jipped for any
red tape, or any sfirclul Inquiries,
when tlie down and outs or those in
need came to him, but he always
answered the call.
In a conversation with the writer
less than s month ago, he expressed the
belief that he would get well, but
snld that he was ready any time. He
♦ FRENCH PROPHETESS DEAD.
WEEK END ACCOUNTS GIVE DE-
TAILS OF HAPPENINGS ON
THAT SIDE OF WAR ZONE.
menu from Washington that President
Wilson would make a fresh effort to
eml hostilities in Europe. Net ad-
vances in wiieat values were 0 3-4 to
10:3-8. Corn gained 5 1-8 to 5 5-8,
oats* 3 7-8 to 3 3-8 and rwovlslona
aii 1-3 to 1.07 1-3.
Removal of any immediate danger of
n trainmen’s strike helped to start
matters auspiciously for the wheat
hulls and so too did a large supply of
vessels at the eastern seaboard. Evi-
dence of diminishing congestion of
railway freight facilities was of fur-
ther assistance to tlie advocates , of
higher prices, who signalised the close
of 1016 by rushing up the December
option on the final day seven cents a
bushel. Owing to intervening holidays,
excitement over the answer of the
entente allies found no vent iu the
market until Tuesday but then values
were hoisted again as much in some
enses as seven cents. Wednesday and
Thursday witnessed the greatest effect
from the remarkable enlargement of
eximrt business. Renewed peace opti-
mism bast'd on Washington gossip as
to President. Wilson’s intention domi-
nated the wheat market throughout
Friday. WliRt chiefly seemed to dis-
turb would-be buyers was the chance
of wholesale unloading of Ajperleun
holdings on the part of European In-
terests should peace hopes prove true.
Big purchases of com and oats for
tbe entente allies had a decidedly bull-
ish effect on those cereals.
Provisions made gains largely oh ac-
count of the iieace news.
Awxmtsd friu Diifolck]
Havre, Jan. 6.—General Maximilian,
Wielman’s chief of the Belgian general
staff, is dead of pneumonia, contracted
hi the trenches. _
Ignored American Passport,
Associated Press Dispatch] . . ..
London, Jan. 6.—An Athens dispatch
quotes iwssages from the note present-
ed to the Greek government Dec.' 24, by
the American minister detailing the
case of an American citizen. Basil
•Saffls, arrested Dec. 2, by Greek sol-'
dlers as revolutionary. The soldiers
are said to have ignored Saffls’ Amer-
ican passport. Ialter, however,- life was
1 iberated. ,
Associated Press Dispatch]
Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan: 6.—Scarcity of
coke was reflected in the market here fc
■ U..1 '
despite the suggestions of those with
whom be worked to take a rest. He
was at the office Friday, Dec. 2ft and
little did the others think that when
he went home that, afternoon he would
never again enter tho sanctum to
look over and edit the work of those
under him. His mother, Mrs. Mary
Diekerman, was qui/e ill at the time,
and when he did niit. return Saturday,
all knew that he /-as by his mother's
Iiedside, and deeply sympathized with
him on aeeount of her condition. Inter
In tlie day, however, it, was learned
that he, too, was seriously 111. The
Death Angel railed for the mother at
midnight on Saturday, and he was
hj-oken hearted, hut withstood the or-
deal bravely. From day to day since
then he has declined, but still his
friends had hope that he would be
spared and recover his health, buf tills
was not to be, and today as the morn-
ing rays shot athwart the earth, that
spirit departed from the 4iou.se of clay
to lie with (he Maker of the Uni-
No' words- that the writer can find
to sn.v will in .any manner express his
sorrow, or. keep the grief from the
hearts of his family, but all must, bow
In submission to Him who doeth all
things well, and leave it to that higher
power to dry- the tears and heal the
Mr. DlckermanAs survived by three
sisters-: Mrs. E. C. Hunter, Mrs. C. E.
Hammond and Mrs. C. P. Dawson, He
had made his home with Mr. and Mrs.
Hunter rince coming to Sherman. He
was fort.vrtwo years of age, and had
Tlie active pall hearers were select-
ed; from the Masonic fraternity, and
are as follows: J. H. Melton, J. P.
Wheat. John Ilamsey, R. H. Brittain,
Robert K. Bass and W. M. Shaw.
The honorary pall hearers are:
Frank 'Mitchell John F. Stowe J. M.
North of Fort Worth, W. H. lainkford,
Aug Kuhala. B. H, Moore, E. J. Parker,
and P, .S. Hunter.
, Notire Masons.
All - memliers of Travis lodge. No.
117, A. F. & M.. are requested to
meet at the hull at 2 o’clock tomor-
row (Sunday) afternoon for the pur-
pose of attending the funeral of Bro.
J. Nelson Rk'kerman.
I). B. POCILE, W. M.
G«Vmany Denies Report.
today when It became known that fur-
nace Interests which have .contracted
for their coke supply for the first-half
pf 1917 were only able to get R on a
basis of $8 to $8.50 a ton, Connellsvtlle.
This compares with $3.25 to $3.75 for
the first half of 1016.
Associate* Prsss. Dispatekl
Berlin. Jan, ,0.—According to the
Overseas, agency, the foreign newspa-
pers report that recently in Hasselt.
'Belgium, a \foman and a, hoy of 16
iwere sentenced io death and shot by
Germans as spies. Berlin says the re-
port Is absolutely untrue.
Associated Pratt PitpotcA]
London, Jan. 6, 8:30 a, in.—A Reu-
ter disjiatch from Amsterdam quotes
Berlin dispatches as saying that the
work of rciialrlng the damage in the
Rumanian oil districts has advanced
so far that sotde works may resume
production within a few weeks. About
two thousand carloads of iietrolcum
are said to have been captured ^ at
Campina and immense stores at Gon-
stanza. The Standard refinery at
Ploechtl is ready to resume worli at
once, it is stated and the oil wells at
(’auiplna will be producing again In
about a week.
Associated Press Dispatchi
London, Jan. 6, 4:14 a. ni.— The
capture of Bralla by Field Marshal
Von Mackesen is discussed by the
morning paiiers in reference to its
probable effect on the Russian de-
fenes of the Seretli line. Bralla form-
ed the advanced defense toward the
eastern end of this line. Some of the
commentators fear that the fall of the
town may seriously shake the whole
Russo-Rumaiiian position on the Se-
reth and may mean the abandonment
of that front and the withdrawal to
the Russian frontier or iierhapN be-
yond it into Bessarnbla. In the njean-
tirne the German effort to turn tbe
line from the west Is being pressed
hvltta an apparent prospect of success.
Associated Prut DUpatch]
London. Jan. 6. 7:05 a. m.—Great
Britain has received Norway’s reply
in regard to the coal embargo and
the situation is much improved ac-
cording to a Copenhagen dispatch to
the Exchange Telegraph company.
The concensus of opinion in the Nor-
wegian press is that the differences
between the two countries will
Mme. de Thelies. astroloist and
clairvoyant, who for years convinced
many Frenchmen that she could- nee
Into the future, is read, after a re-
markable career. This womnti made
thousands on thousands In France
believe the future was aii open book
to her. An indefinite, Innocuous proph-
ecy she made just before the war was
looked on by many of the superstiti-
ous as proved liy the eveuts of August,
ALL EVIDENCE AGAINST YOUNG
MILLIONAIRE WHO KILLED
SELF IS CIRCUMSTANTIAL.
STILL IS A MYSTERY
Intimate Friend Makes Statement
About Art Model's Visitors—Detec-
lives Admit They Are Y«4 Uncer-
tain Who Killed Miss Colbert.
Crude Oil Higher.
Associated Press Dispatch I
Independent. Kntis., Jan. 8.—Crude
oil advatu-ed 10 cents today and is
now $1.65 aliove the previous record.
Associated Press Dispatch]
London. Jan. 6, 4 a. m.—News dis-
patches from Athens quote passages
from a note presented to the Greek
government on December 24 by the
American minister detailing the case
of an American citizen, Basil Saffls.
Who was arrested Dee. 2 as a revolu
tionary by Greek soldiers. The sol-
diers are said to have ignored Saffls’
American passports and to have taken
3.535 francs from his pocket, although
afterwards he was liberated.
Associated Press Dispatch]
London, Jan 6. 10:55 a. m.—Rmper-
or Charles of Austria has relieved
President Hocksteln of the Austrian
(war feeding department of his post at
his own request. General Hofer. chief
quartermaster of the department suc-
ceeds with ministerial ranks.
Associated Press Dispatch]
London, .Tan. 6^ 5:55 a. m.—A dis-
cussion of the food'problem In the
Berlin municipal council is described
in a dispatch to Routers by way of
Amsterdam. At. the end of the discus-
sion two resolutions were adopted.' Ihe abolition of the electoral college
FORTY-EIGHT STATES WILL
CHOOSE MEN TO SEND TO
Washington, D. C., Jan. 8.— At noon
next Monday the electors chosen In
the forty-eight states at the November,
election will meet at tlie capitoto of
their respective states and.cast their
ballots for president and vice presi-
dent. In the states carried by the
democrats tlie electors wHt vote for
Wilson and Marshall and in tlie states
where the republicans were victorious
tin* electors will * officially declare
their choice of Hughes and Fair-
banks for the offices of president and
vice presiUput, respectively.
The meeting of the electors is but
one of the oogs in the election ma-
chinery provided for in the Constitu-
tion, and commonly known as the
electoral college system. Adopted al-
ter a prolonged and liublttered dis-
pute in the famous constitutional
convention of 1787 In Philadelphia, tlie
electoral college system has since
its inception been a subject of at-
tack and a center of momentous (11s-
agreements. The close result in tlie
recent presidential election lias sefveu
to revive tlie movement looking to
the first Introduced by tlie socialists
demanded uniform distribution of
food in tlie towns and In the country
and adoption of steps to prevent pro-
ducers from withholding supplies in
order to Increase their profits. The
second resolution was offered by the
Liberals and condemned the existing
restrictions on the buying of supplies
Hprr Wuertn. n socialist attacked
Ailolpli Von Batoekl. president of the
food regulation hoard whose latest
circular lie described as a complete
confession of the impotence of the
state before tlie farmer. Burgomaster
Wermuth spoke pessimlstacliy of Ber-
Associated Press Dispatch]
London. Jan. 6. 2:30 a. m.— News
dis|iatrhps from Athens depict tlie sit-
uation there as threatening for the
entente and assert that power is pass-
ing into the hands of the reservists
Who are expected to break out again
as on December t. Most of these dis-
patches have Arrived by way of Syria
and are more than V week old.
WUI Defend Title.
Associated Press Dispatch]
Pittsburgh. Pa., Jan. 8.—Frank Tab-
erskl of Schenectady, N. Y., world's
Hgftfessional jocket billiard champion,
wm defend bis title against Jas. Math
ero. of Kansas City in a match here
Jan. 10, 11 and 12. They will play
ft total of 450 halls.
Associated Prett Dispatch]
Berlin, Jan. 8.—In addition to
Abrala, five more towns in Rumania
have been taken by the Teutonics, who
have reached the Sereth river at two
points, it is officially announced.
__ Big Fire at Joliet.
Associatei Press Dispatch]
Poliet, III., Jan. 8.—An Investigation
was started today to determine F:o
cause of a fire which last night de-
stroyed two buildings at the state pen-
itentiary here. The loss is estimated
and tlie election of the president an*,
vice president by direct popular vote.
Twenty-five years ago this mouth a
bill aiming at. the same end was Intro
duced in the senate l>y Mr. Puffer of
Kansas. At. various other periods in
tbe nation's history it has been pro-
mised to alxilisli tlie electoral college
but tlie system still stands and will
soon lie called upon to perform its
quadrennial function of electing tlie
president ami vice president.
The system provides that the elec-
tors on the winning ticket shall meet
at tlie state capital on the second
Monday in n.inuary and then and
there cast their yote by ballot for
president and vice lire*Went, one of
which national candidates at least
shall not lie a resident of ihe same
state as tjie electors themselves. As
a result there ’never will be a nation-
al ticket made lip of two meu from
vhe same state, for the electoral vote
of the candidates’ state would he
lost to them.
At the appointed time and place
each body of electors makes up a list
of all candidates its members have
for president, and vice president, with
the number of votes each receives.^
Every member of the college signs and
certifies the list. Three copies of the
result are much*, one being mailed to
the president of tlie United States
senate, the second being dispatched to
Washington by a trusted messenger,
and the third as a precautionary
measure, being deposited in care of the
federal judge of the eierult injxhieh
the electors meet. •
The copies received by the presi-
dent of the senate are preserved in a
specially constructed safe aud addi-
tionally protected by an elalwrato
system of burglar alarms. When the
president of the senate receives tlie
sealed envelopes from the messengers
containing the certified votes he de-
livers to them a receipt couched in
very guarded and noncommittal
Travel was slow in the days when
the electoral college system was
adopted* so a iieriod of a month was
allowed lietween the meetings of the
c’.octorii in their resiss-tive states and
the official canvass of the results by
congress. This was done to .give'
ample time for the messengers to
bring the certified returns to Wash-
AssodatsA Press Dispatch]
Philadelphia, Jan. 6.—A missing
link in the chain of circumstantial
evidence forged by the itolice about
Bernard W. Lewis, who committed
suicide in an Atlantic City hotel and
who, tlie authorities say they are con-
vinced was tlie slayer of Mazle Col-
Itert, art model, may he supplied to-
day when detectives question a new
witness said to hove been found.
Despite the damaging evidence col-
lected against the Pittsburgh man,
the police so far admit they have no
positive proof that Lewis knew Miss
Colbert. Neither have they positive
proof that he ever entered the apart-
ment of the gril.
Tills lack of convincing information
on a vital iioint. the detectives said
today forces a continuance of an ele-
ment of mystery in the ease. Couplied
to this is the lack of a known motive.
The detectives say they were in-
formed late last night that an auto-
mobile accessory dealer will produce
a woman today who was vrllfi Mazle
Colbert on the night preceding the
murder and heard the model talk on
the telephone with Lewis who wan
at a hotel. Miss Colbert refused to
meet the man at first bnt later an ap-
iNiIntment was made, the police say.
It was stated also that this woman
can show that Lewis and the model
met at an automobile show held hero
a year ago.
Marie Collins, an intimate friend of
Miss Colbert told Captain of Detec-
tives Tate that she neve* heard her
speak of Lewis although she was ac-
quainted with every man that had
visited her chum.
“It was always Mazle’s custom,”
saW Miss Collfns. “that whenever she
had a vTsllor to teleplione me. On
Friday morning, hpwever, when I
called her up and told her 1 was not
feeling well and Invited her to. my
apartments on the second floor she
said only that she had company. On
every other occasion she told me the
name of ttie man who was with her
In her apartments."
Associated Press Dispatch]
Pittsburgh. Pa. Jan. 6,- The body
of Bernard W. Lewis, who killed him-
self in Atlantic City after a warrant
had been issued at Philadelphia for his
arrest in connection with the murder
of Malzle Colbe^, reached here today
and was taken to the residence of his
father, W. A. I-iewts.
Announcement was made that private
funeral services would be held tomor-
Captain Archbald Maekrall of the
city detective force said the Pitts-
burgh police were done with the case
and no further investigation wuold
Ford Will Proreed With Work.
Associated Press mtoafchl . t
Detroit, Jan. 6.—Henr» Ford wai
today allowed to proceed with the con-
struction of $12,000,000 smelter on
Detroit Rtver near here. The court
accepted $10,000 bond to Insure Dodge
Bros., who filed injunction suit, against
any possible loss.
Janitors May Strike.
Associated Press Dispatch]
Chicago, Jan. 6.—Six thousand
apartment house janitors, affiliated
with the Chicago Flat Janitors Union
will take a strike vote tonight, Wm.
Quesse. secretary, announced today.
Qupsse said an appeal to the Chicago
Real Estate Board for a conference o
appeals for increased wages had met
with no response.
The second Wednesday In Febru-
ary, which this.year falls on Febru-
ary 14. is the day designated ft* too
perfectly perfunctory, but highly im-
portant task of declaring Woodrow
Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall
elected president and vice president
respectively, of the United States. The
vote will be canvassed and the re-
sults announced hefore a joint session
of the senate and house. The cere-
mony will lx* attended by the rigorous
procedure prescribed for the occasion
by the constitution and supplementary
statutes. It ‘ will lie the supreme and
final act of law really “making”
Messrs. Wilson and Marshall the na-
tion’s executives for the next four
years. The Inauguration, to follow win
lie hut the formal attestation by oath
of the new executives promising
otiedience to the Constitution ang
laws of the country and faithfnl ex-
ecution of their trusts, and thatr cere-
monial Induction into office.
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