Daily Arkansas Gazette from Little Rock, Arkansas on December 29, 1921 · Page 1
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. tut 8uaday'i Circulation, Yesterday 'i Cironlatioa, 40,881. 12,053 in Littfa Bock. 4 t 4 i 14,460 in Little Eock. i il. uriV"'" r jmr YOU JOJiNO. 41 SUBMARINE ISSUE ' TO BE UNSETTLED The Conference Committee Agrees That It Cannot; Agree. -; : , FRANCE IS RESPONSIBLE Xnsfeta oa 90,000 Tons In Bubm&rinM and 330,000 Tom i Auxiliary Vwsals. (By tht "ociTKi Prm I WMhlngton, IX. 28 Effort! to eh an tfrwtnent for limitation of uMtiarin und Auxiliary hlu tonuaire wr bnml lody by the rm con. Terence Nvl Cemmittee lifter a pro rmm flxlnt rrrrtch limits af 90,00(1 tona In aubmritbleii and 330,000 torn In auxiliary veascla had bn announc- l by M. Saurraut. head of the French dataffation. It waa followed by exprcsalom of dla-appolntmnt for th American. Italian and Japaneae dleatlona that no agree ment waa poaalble and by a warning from the British group by Arthur J. Balfour that Great Britain muat regard ? "very great menace" to BrltlaH aecur- . Hy. '.For the Italian group Senator , Schanaer apoke of the "aerloua preoc- minarlnna nf Italv liecauae of the eco nomic aacrlflrea and the political con-aequencea which the French naval program might produce. Defend FrenrJi Ketimatea. M. Sarraut re)lled sharply "to al-legatlona which have jum been made, certain of which I find Wholly Inaucept-aiile." French naval eatimatea were baaed on a conception "of the true areda and Intereata of France and her oolonlea," he aald. and were In no way Influenced "by any oomparlaon with what our neigh bora are doing or by anxiety to meaaure our naval forcea agalnat theira. ."Hereto," he aald. "Ilea the difference between our polnta of view and tboee of othera.' "W object to having It believed or having it aald that the creation by l"-anoe f a defensive weapon involving a t.'artaln tonnage of submarines could 1! considered as a' menace to any of hex friends. " Mays Fraere Net la Dancer. Sir. Balfour aald that while it was "unthinkable that anything but friendship aliould prevail between Great Britain and France, history recalled that they had been In conflict tn the diet ant past." Britain always had possessed auperior naval disarmament and Inferior land forcea to France, he aald. adding: . -"Never In the history ofFrance has aha had to fear the power of Great Britain., to strike a blow at her heart. J rt the nature ot thlnge that must be A Vaii ftnferte .willltarir 'ttower v haa tmr it kM 'hie tu tmafl ar' arflAua. Jy imperil a auperior. wUKary -power . . merely 'because aha had more ship. i hkPPtned and close allhk became ene- tmtea. It la perfectly clear that in that case no British superiority of capital ahtpa would Imperil the life ot France, for an hour. Weald Meaace Commerce. ' "Now compare the position of Franc, In th face of a superior Brttiah surface fleet with the position of Britain " " In tha face of France with the largest submarine fleet In the world. Bhe rnutd use that fleet, if she rhoee, for commerce destruction, add it Is difficult to believe that in- time of atreaa she Would not so use It. If Britain era unarmed against submarines it vii evldont that Franca, using that felonious weapon, could destroy her very existence. Mr. Balfour aald M. Sanraut had talked ot the absolute neiesilty for France poaaeasing a fleet of 10.000 tons of mibmaruiea. "For what purpose?" he asked. "Not i to co-operat with a fKet of 175.000 tona ot capital ships. It waa altogeth-' er out of proportion. VTiat did, she want th tO.OOO tons ot tubmarlnea trf . ,'" gubmarlnes are a powerful weapon for one purpose only, the destruction of commerce, Mr. . Balfour aald. "It hi nut unreasonable that Great Britain when threatened by establish-' ment within. a few miles of her coast of a vast fleet ot submarines which are ... .n me excent to destroy com merce to r candidly Hie could not loo with. Indifference- upon the situation that would t,hus be created.' , i Other I.lmlta Ceaaldered. ' Thla ended tho discuasion of the suh- -....i.n and the cemmfttee . naaaed to discussion of proposals of '' Hacratarv Hurhee that naval vessels other thah capital ships or airplane car. rlera be limited to 10,000 tops dleplace- , ment and elght-lncli guns as the r . heaviest armament. Before the committee adjourned agreement by all delcga-tlnae wa expressed with a proposal growhur out of thl,ta limit capital ship anna to U-lnch bore, tut the limitation " of auxiliary ahipa to 10.000 tons dls-nlsoemeutt waa not affirmed. , in preenting.the, French govern-menl' nvl -program. M. Sarraut aald that In cabinet and tha Supreme Court ot NaUona.1 liefB;nPrl "hd?' ' solved to acewt the reduction to l.S,- , 000 toriot; ltal hip. proposed by the American fcroup. The conditions "of aplitonM, ot this agreement would lie : easy ' ot aettlement, h Id.' through potiaiieratloB ot ny auch qualifications ie h -may useful to Introduce" in connection with tho naval holiday en-Mln nowera to lay down In 1M7 ships "to repute those which have been t In '' ,orvtc9 to ywirt, - , - " ', ' "It will be eaay to aetUe th question . ' x(U outetandlng,'- he aald, "of th dura-" ' tlon ef th agreement aa to limitation l, of capital ahip tonnage.'! ' , . , ' . 9y BatlaaaU I riaal.' i " i In preaenttng the program of, 10,000 ' tona of atrbmarlne and 330,004 tona ot ' ' auxiliary craft for France,' M. Barraut aald the delegation "has been Instruct-s ed t' consent -to no concession , on the Obdvir tlgurea." . 4, -"To - hum "up" ' M. Sarraut aald, "France , accept! as regard capital ihlpa the sacrifice which ah must face x to meet th view of the conference and which' wipreaentl an , Important , reduo-tlon ot toofnormW -mm power'. She limit th program of th future conatl- tutlon of her fleet , w sao.OOO ton Jntr . auxiiuiry, craft fand 19,00" tons' tor Secretary Hughe aald fi waa gra,tl-', fled at Franc' accepunc of th cap. Ul ship tonnage limitation, because cap-y ttal ahlp art th chief weapon. of of-fena and 'If " conference aucceeda In 'reducln "in fairly aatlsfactory man-H ' her'i armaments represented in oapKaJ " shlpa -that alone would id "In estah. - Ilhmnt . ot. a better basi of luting .'ft peace." !'i-'Vir'; Mr..Hughi said that If ubmarines i.iii.'Jl nit J-.t i. Jrd .colJ World Intact '.. ' But Prophet Is in Sad Fix pcll to tha (Unite. HunUvllle, Dec. 28. All clad In flawing white robe, Joseph t'hlldress of liartwell, his family and a few other faithful followers calmly awaited the end of th world at 10 o'clock Christmas morning. For several years Childress ha been preaching that a potaon-ous gaa would flrat descend on crowded cities and ultimately penetrate every part of the habitable globe, destroying every vestige of human life. lie fixed December tS, 931. aa the date of the final catastrophe, and his earnest boll f gained converts among the native mountaineers. Aa the fateful hour drew near the tremulous walla of some who had imbibed too much "moon-al.lne" were heard In the valley below, and Childress waa joyoua In the thought that the daysof "the great adventure" had come. As the hour wore away the sun burst in splendor from behind a misty cloud bkiik, and the "prophet" was left discredited and alone. WJ. RANKIN, PROHI SLEUTH, SUSPENDED Charge Is Said to Be That He Sold Immunity to Moonshiners. (Fiuiit the (iaxatte a Correafiondent AVashlnirton, Dec. 28. W. M. Rankin, prohibition enforcement officer at Little Rock, has been suspended "pending Investigation." This Is th only information that was divulged at the office of the prohibition commissioner here today. James E. Jones, assistant prohibition commissioner, said an Investigation waa being conducted by the special Intelligence unit of the Bureau, but whether Investigators had Iwcn sent from Washington or from St. Louis, or other near-by cities, he could not say. No further In format km will be given out from Ibis end until the inveatlKatiuit is completed and a report rendered by the intelligence, unit. Jones said. Thad B. llowden, state prohibition enforcement director, at hi home tt Mam-moll) Spring- last night, declined to discus the suspension of Rankin. Me aid that he did not know Rankin was suspended until yesterday, and knows nothing about the particulars. He will return to Little Rock tomorrow. JUnkin now la at hi former home atYake Village for the Christmas holidays. Ills friends her yesterday -said that he has been suspended nearly a month, following a complaint by certain eallne county bootlegger that they had, -TTrrctiaed-Immunity frbrn Srreal from Rankm. It ' waa aald there iee been considerable dissatisfaction because Rankin haa not yet been given a hearing. Rankin's friend declared that they believe the testimony of th alleged bootlegger and moonshiner against Rankin will not have much weight, and that he will be exonerated. In addition to his duties a prohibition enforcement officer, Rankin also I state humane officer and maintain an office for that work In the old state-house. ' IMPLICATED IN ROBBERY Prominent Missouri Stockman Believed te Be Head of Gang. - Springfield. Mo., bee. 28. Ben Johnson, well known Barry county stockman, and Jack Clayton ot Cassvllle are held tinder bonds of 1 10.000 each in connection with the robbery of the bank at Exeter. Mo December 22, according to Ed Roberts, aheriff ot Barry county, who arrested them. Burl Reed of Caaavllle, former deputy sheriff under Roberts, and Bob Ames of Butferfield were arrested the day following the robbery, ia which two masked bandits, after forcing the cashier and assistant cashier Into the vault, escaped In an automobile with approximately 3,000 in cash. Clayton, who owns a garage at Cassvllle, Is the alleged owner of the automobile used by the bandits. Johnson, according to Sheriff Roberts, i believed to be the brain, of the gang. Both deny knowledge of the robbery. WILSON HAS BIRTHDAY former President Is ft Vesrs Old Receives Haay Meatsge. Washington. V)ec. 2S. Former President Wilson today celebrated his Cut li birthday at his home here. Many cablegrams, telecrams and letters containing greetings were dtllvereU at the Wiispn home on S street. Several of the more intimate friends of Sir. Wilson called to extend their greetings In person.' Seems Prices of Necessities Are StiW Going Up (Chicago Tribune-New York Times special to the fisette. v Rochester, N. Y.. Dec. ;8.-Rattle-snake have gone up In price, which means more sad new for, the public, according to "Rattlesnake Pta" GruW. The, reason for the sad new,' Pete say, I th cause th supply of rattlesnake I giving out,-- - - ' ' -i - "Five or six year ago," Pat aald today, "I could have purchased a den of them for $100; thla morning I paid 1300 tor a dn." , ' i ," Cold weather I affecting the rattle-wake. Pet say, and they are dying fasti Oa of 40 anake he had a month ago. only three remain. : . -MAY LOSE BOTH LEGS Jerfersea fosntjr Veth Injured Hopping mm Xrala. While special te the Ossett. ' ' - , " - Pin Bluff, Dec 18. A a result of Injuries received early this, afternoon when h attempted to hop on a faat Missouri Pacific freight train near Var-ner, a youth named Faucstt probably wltt lose both leg, according to physician. ' ' - LITT' CHAIRMAN OUTLiri DEMOCRATIC VIE I a To Aid Farmers and Vete! Among Major Aims if-Party. ,? FLAYS ADMINISTRATION Mr. Hull Charge Wholeeala BmcH of Solemn and Unqualified Promise Made tbe People. Nashville. Tenn . Dec. 28 Declaring that "the time has come when patriotic cltlrens should Indulge In plain talking," Judge t'ordell Hull, chairman of the Democratic .National Committee, In his first public address since his election, tonight reviewed the Republican administration of national affairs since March, 1921, and contrasted this with the "unparalleled achievement" of th Democrats in the previous eight years. The address was delivered at a dinner given by the State Democratic Executive Committee In honor of Chairman, Hull. It was accepted as the opening of the congressional pre-election campaign by the new chairman. Per Farmers and Veterans. Further relief for farmers, adequate aid for veterans, reduction of taxes to compensate for the "panic conditions" now obtaining, and a remedy for the situation resulting from the flood of tax exempt securities, were among the Issues outlined. "Democrats are the loyal and consistent friends of the ex-service men," he aald. Turning to the farmers' condition he said that "ever solicitous of his welfare, the Democratic party when in power did more to advance the interest of the farmer than had been done In ail the prevloua history of the nation and had planned to do much more, if it had remained In power." "The burden of our public debt should be adjusted so a not to be oppressive to tho American taxpayer laboring under panic conditions. The dates rather than the federal government should be urged to deal by a uniform policy with the growing evil of local tax exempt securities." Flays t anpalga Methods. The results of the last national election, Judge Hull said, were secured by "criminal malignity and reckless falsehood" on the part of the Republican leaders. "It was not so much the Democratic party : it waa the American people who have suffered the colossal and Incalculable losses that resulted from Democratic defeat," he aald. "It Is beyond the power of wholesale abuse, falsehood and detraction long to dim the glory of the eight year unparalleled achievement of the national Democracy. Th wnrtt of otm- trBrrfveuRWrWi owmiHuinct jr utai party wot, (tana out In- clearer perspective during th coming . yar, . -.. Tb '.' Democratic - party emerged from that almost superhuman ordeal with flag untarnished, with doc trine sound and pure, with a record of undying fame and with cheerful hope for the future. t , "Fundamental principles cannot be assassinated and a historic record cannot long be falsified." "t wholesale breach of solemn and unqualified promises to the people constituted a statutory crime," Judge Hull said, "every reactionary Republican leader, state and national, would under a plea of guilty be in the custody of the law tonight. "The disappointed farmer now read the account of his Industrial ruin by the light of hi burning corn. Millions ot laborers are frequenting the soup houses, bread lines and the auction block as in tbe days, of chattel slavery, business . has discovered that it was crucified on the cross of polities." Under Republican leadership, th chairman said, American foreign commerce "ha slumped 10,000,000.000 in the last 18 months." and an "almost vertical slump In prices in America of from 30 to SO per cent, and In pur chasing power of farm products of 61 per cent, quickly followed." For two years prior to March 1921. he said, the only remedy offered by Republican leaders for post-war conditions waa an "antiquated high tariff and the archalo doctrine of commercial Isolation." Need Seoad Public Opinion. Development of a "sound public opinion that will give Intelligent and active support to legislatures and congresses in enactment of wise, remedial legislation." was declared to be "the first need ot the country" at this 'time. "The country is In sad and urgent need." he said, "of more education and mor co-operation on the part of Individuals and business with respect to our public affairs. An Intelligent understanding and wholehearted co-operation on their part would soon Improve government 100 per cent." The Democratic party Is the only political organization. Judge Hull said, which today offers "a . comprehensive up-to-date national program ot policies and principles, The party, he said, still hold to Its belief In a tariff for revenue only, for economy In governmental expenditures, for "equal rights to, all and special privileges to none." "The recent Democratic administration has not yet received credit for Its many great accomplishment!," he said. "But whatever its detainer may aay In the future even (the school children will soon learn that in 1913 our national wealth was $187,000,000,000 and In 1820, when the Republican 'administration was chosen, it was $530,000,000.-800, In 1912 our foreign trade was $3,-350,000.000 and In 1920 It wa $13,600.-000,000. A year after th war th value of " manufactured good exported in on month equaled th amount exported in an entire year under Tftft's administration." . ,; ''.'. HELD ON THEFT CHARGE Hebe 8rlf teeth Aeeased of Steal- .,'-.. .: lag; Qeverament Property. gperlaT te the Oaietto. . ! ' Heber Springs, Dee, 23. Kit Matthews, ged 23, a sergeant Inj th local company '. of thd Arkansas National Guard.' wa arrested and jailed her, today on a charge of stealing- government property. Matthew I alleged to have stolen clothing and other supplies from th' local armory. Officers say h has confessed. ' He probably will b taken to Utile Rock tomorrow r Friday for a har(ng before 'V, 8. Commissioner O. BOCK, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1921. -TWELVE PAGES Escaped Convict Blackens Face to Deceive Officers C. C. Green, Fugitive From Tucker Farm, Encounters Hard Luck When Police Pick Him Up as Vagrant and Identity Is Discovered. Blackening his face and attempting to masquerade as a negro waa th unusual disguise with which C. C. Green, aged 37. Howard county fugitive from the state convict farm at Tucker, attempted to keep out of the clutches of the Little Rock police. sGreen. who escaped from th farm Monday, was arrested by .Pstrolmen Hays and Hopkins Tuesday night as he was crossing the Rock Island bridge front North Little Rock, with Joe Lyon, a negro. The officers picked up the pair as vagrants and sent them to headquarters. There Green's dlsguixe easily was detected. Telle Fanciful Ktorj. Green told the police that hi name was Paul Paizola and that his home was In Memphis. He and Lyons had concocted a fanciful story to explain Green's disguise. They said that Lyons wished to befriend the white man, who wa penniless and hungry', and that the negro was taking his companion to the home of Lyons' uncle to secure a meal for him. Lyons said that he was afraid that his uncle would object to his bringing a white man into his home and that therefore "Panola" had blackened his face to deceive the uncle and get the feed. Oreen appeared before Municipal Judge Hale yesterday morning and was fined $10 on a vagraftcy charge. Unable to pay the fine, he was locked up. Lyons was dismissed. The police now are try. Ii-.g to find him, since they feel sure that he knew Green' Identity and was aiding the convict t& evade the officer. Protest Betrays Hlsa. The police got their first tip a to Green' Identity when he registered Violent objection to being photographed at headauarte s. He declared that the police had no right to photograph him ARKANSAS FLYER KILLED IN CRASH Lieut. Samuel H. Davis of Augusta Victim of Accident in Florida. Arcadia, Fla.. Dec 2$. Lieut?. Samuel H. Davis and William C. Sinclair were instantly killed and their bodies burned when the airplane tn which they were flying crashed five miles .from hr today. The officer wer (tattlott J Lieutenant Davis" home addres was at Augusta, Ark,, and that ot Lieutenant Sinclair at Atlanta, Ga. The machine I said to have gone Into a tall aptn a few feet from the ground when the officer were descend-big from a practice flight. Farmers who saw the accident said the machine burst Into flame and then fell to the ground. Both - bodies were badly burned. ALDERMEN DEMAND BEER Chicago City Ceuaeil Favors Modifying Prohibition Laws. IChlcago Tribune-New Tork Times Special la the Ostettc.) Chicago, Dec. 28. By a vote of 52 to 8, the Chicago City Council this afternoon adopted a resolution calling on the nation and state to amend the prohibition laws to permit the sale of "wholesome beer and wines." The resolution, which was introduced by Alderman A. J. Cormack, asked tbe governor to call a special session ot the legislature. A copy of the resolution was ordered sent, to the president of the United States and to the speaker of the House of Representatives. Alderman Cormack, speaking for the resolution, said there is more drunkenness now than there ever was, and that drug stores have become saloons. "In 11)19, six months of which were wet anda me remainner ary, ne earn, mere were 704 prisoners In the Brldwell. In 1920 there were' 1,075 and today thTe are 1,-400 prisoners." The city .recently asked for an appropriation for 200 additional policemen to enforce the prohibition laws. Alderman Cormack said he would not vote for tho additional expense. "1 will not vote for the employment ot men to enforce a law which was put into effect by the government," he declared. "That la making spies and detectives for the government. They should be told to employ their own enforcers. Do you believe liquor Is being Imported Into this country without the knowledge of the government t" The' resolution says that a genersl survey throughout the country suggests a liberal modification of the liquor laws. IS FINED FOR ASSAULT Railroad Swltehnaa Penalised for Attacking Conductor. Special to the Ganette. Pin Bluff, Dec. 2S. Rruce Reed, former local railroad switchman, who' was arrested Sunday afternoon with T. K. Karney, another switchman, on a charge, of assaulting George Dlvaney, a Cotton Belt conductor, with the Inten-tlon' of robbing tW was fined $20 in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of assault and battery. The chcarge against Karney was dismissed. Reed said that he (truck the conductor after the latter had cursed hlim , BURNS FATAL TO WOMAN Mrs. Mar? Wolf of Texarkena, eaaab t Her Injuries. ' Joe- peelal to the Oewtta. . Texarkana. - Deo. 2$. Mrs. Mary Wolf, aged 8$. who wa badly burned when her clothing caught fire aa she Waa trying to light a ga Move -early yesterday morning, died of her injuries at 3 o'clock this morning. The body will b taken to Preston,: Mo., ber old borne, for burial. Mrs. - Wolf - (is fnade her horn the past JO years with her son, C. F. Wolf, who Uvea Just ouUld the city limits on th Tex aid of town. Another on, Edward, Wolf,.w'ho lives af Comanche, Okla., arrived her lat night. ' MONr.Y TO J;ASt on. river bottom farm. J. V. Arnold Co., 12 W. Id St. because he had not been convicted of a felony. This familiarity with the criminal law convinced tbe police that the prisoner was something more than an ordinary" vagrant and they sent his description to Warden K. H. Dempsey at the penitentiary walls. Warden Dempsey recognized the description as corresponding with that of Green and h promptly dispatched photographs of Green to headquarters. Confronted with the photographs. Gre.n admitted his Identity. With I'.reeu there escaped from the Tucker farm Wlnslow Robinson of Cleburne county, but Robinson was wounded by a trusty guard and recaptured. The report of Green's escape was not received by Warden Dempsey at the walls until several hours after Green had been recaptured. The report said that Green and Robinson were at work clearing land when they broke and ran while under the guards' guns. Several allots were fired at Green, but he escaped. Me told the police that he came directly to Little Rock. Coavleted ef Forgery. Greeu was convicted In Howard county last August on a charge of forgery and uttering, and was sentenced to serve four years. Robinson was convicted in Cleburne county of murder and sentenced to serve 21 years. Warden Dempsey has a letter from the police of Oniaha, Neb , saying that they believe Green Is a well-known criminal, who, In Omaha, went under .the name of Ollle M. Barger. The Omaha officers said that Barger escaped from three different Jails, Including the one at Kanaas City, Mo., and the officers warned Mr. Dempsey that special precautions would have to be taken to keep the man a prisoner. BURCH IS INSANE, ' ALIENIST DECLARES Says Accused Murderer Was Unable to Answer Easy Questions. By Edward Deherty. (Chicago Tribune-New Tork Times Special te the Gaette. Los Angeles. Dec. 28. "Do you remember ygur wife's name, who'a president f tbermted &,r Wl)r.j,were ydtT JuCTfof jpu cam here?" Upon- such tests as these depends th proof of sanity and th fortunes of Arthur Courtenay Burch, charged with the murder of J. Belton Kennedy. Dr. Charles L. Allen, the first of the alienists summoned to show the defendant Is insane, propounded these questions to Burch. And he says Burch Is Insane. Burch didn't answer them. Moreover, he laughed In the doctor's face; was flippant and facetious, lie lied to the doctor, but the doctor found him out. . For liuttince, Arthur said he had forgotton his wife's name. The doctor knew, he testified today, that the patient was stalling. Another thing what do you call the young lady of your fancy? A lot depends on that. Dr. Allen believes. JJistrlct Attorney Thomas Lee Wool-win was reading to the doctor some of the letters and telegrams written By Burch to Madelynne Obenchain. After reading each one he asked: "Any evidence of Insanity there?" "Doeaa't Hound Sane." Th doctor replied In each Instance: "No. perfectly sane," until Woolwine came to the one beginning "My Dear Goddess." "Sane, except the beginning." said th doctor. "That doesn't sound sans 'My Dear Goddess.' " Woolwine jumped up. "Why, doctor," he said, amazement In his tones, "you've heard nieir call their women friends 'Goddess, Queen, Guiding Star. Ixive, Rose, Tootale-wootBle.' haven't you. a thousand times or more in your life?" "Yes. but It's silly Just the same." "Well, sine men have said such things, haven't they?" "1 suppose they have, but that doesn't alter the case." "Well, you are getting old. doctor." "So are we, Mr. Woolwine," said Defense Attorney Paul W. Schencck. "Ves," Woolwine said. "but. thank God, not that old." "No fool i.e an old fool." said Hie man in the witness chair. Woolwine went on reading Burch' love letters and telegrams. There was no sign of Insanity In them, the doctor said. Positive Burch la Insane. Dr. Allen said he was sure Burch was Insane after conversing with him for a few minutes on several occasions and needed-, no history or antecedents to aid him In forming his opinion. But he was unable to classify Burch s Insanity! or to quote more than a few of the answers given to test questions, lie slid iturch wa amused all the time, and laughed t hi Inquisitor when he asked who was president of the United States. "lie lied to m when 1 asked his wife's name," said, the doctor. "That's one Indication of Insanity." "San men lie, too, 'do they not. some of them ill ot the time?" he was asked. ! "I gues they'do," h answered. IS HELD FOR MURDER Helena Negro Aeeased ef Killing Black at Damp City. Special te lh Oaitett. . " Helen. Dec. 28, t. V. Garrett, ne gro, following a hearing in Municipal j Court this morning, wa held to the Grand Jury in connection with the mur der of Will Mlllsapa, a fiouth Helena negro merchant, who body wa found In th l-lr near Dump City, below Helena several ?. ago. Two other negroes,' Jlnfu Grin and George Thomas, also held In connection with th death ' of It Ills p.1 wr released after th hearing. Mlllsapa had on shot In Jh back, and ft Is believed thai MhhMV. atHAW" AMMVUtOjl AS - frtlllWAd 'ftl orta. ' - ' , . FIRE L0SS1N 1921 TOTALS $8,940,000 Greater Than the Premiums ! ,he i rue ncvcnuuii ouicau. LARGE LOSS OF COTTON Thirty-one Deaths and 65 Injured as Kesult of Tires Eignt Scaool-houses Destroyed. Having suffered a Kieuler lus from fire In 1921 than limine any year sincr before- the United stales entered the great r. ihcre is nuif need than ever for property owners In Arkansas to practice fire prevention in 1022. according to T. F. Ilaker, manager of the Arkansas Fire Prevention Bureau. According to statistics compiled In Mr. Baker's office and made public yesterday, there was greater loss by fire In 1921 than was collected in premiums during the year, and the insurance companies had an unprofitable year of It. Fire Insurance, like all other forms of Insurance, is based on the law of averages:, and 1922 may be a better year for the companies. No accurate report on fire loss Is available at the bureau until .March, but newspaper reports show thai the total loss in Arkansas to December 2n was $8,940,000. It Is estimated that insurance premiums collected during the year w 111 approximate $7,000,000, a loss of almost $2,000,000 to the fire Insurance companies. In many cases, newspaper reports do not give the amount of Insurance on burned property, and this Is not yet available. Big Loss ef Cette. . Destruction of sawmills, cotton compresses and cotton warehouses In 1921 Is responsible for the great loss this year. In May the Union Sawmill Company at II little burned, with an estimated loss of $1,250,000. and In November the destruction of seven dpm-presees and cultoti ttaiehouses brdtight the figures up to $1,480,420. The estimated loss by months follows: January. $9ui.400 ; February, $75,000; March, $428,400; April. $278,600; May, $1,3$3,850 ; Jflne, $227,-r.Ofl; July, $424,600; August, $221,700 ; September, $100,000; October, $3,328,-300 ; November, $1,480,430 ; December (to December 28). $370,9G0. In May a general merchandise store at Monette burned, with an estimated loss of $78,000, and In October cotton fires st Morrilton caused a loss of $1,-500,000. It was announced. Contributory Negligence. "There ha been a greater loss by fir In 1981 than during any year since tnf t niieiUJJUite", ,-t)t eej. i t.l'fca Mr: Baker aid yeaterdayVA large part of it la due to contributory negligence. There has been a failure. In many In-' stances, to maintain good housekeeping conditions, due mostly to the financial depression, which caused many plants to cut down their labor forces, or to shut down entirely. ''Soma cotton fires, we are advised, were caused by lightning, which vnnot be prevented. "These estimates will Indicate to the premium-paying citizens what goes k'lth their premium money. This year the companies will pay out more than they take In, according to these estimates. If they had the same proportion of losses every year they would have to go out of business, but Insurance Is based on the law of averages and, the losses one year may be made up the following year." SI Deaths In Fires. During the year there were 31 deaths from fires and (5 people were injured, according to the figures compiled by the bureau. Eight schoolhouses were burned and one damaged, and five churches burned. Destruction of the F.ngland high school was one of the big losses to educational institutions during the year. MUCH BOOZE STOLEN 138.00(1 Worth of Whltkey Taken From . Kentucky Distillery. Frankfort. Ky Dec. 28. Five automobile trucks loaded with armed men early today swooped down on the Blue Ribbon distillery at Eminence, Ky.. and after locking five guards In the office ot the plant, escaped with whiskey valued at $30,000. The report said all of the robbers were masked and heavily armed. Two automobile trucks were used to haul the liquor away. The trucks took the road toward Louisville. Soon after the bandits departed the five cuarde, who were bound with ropes, released themselves nnd notified the Henry county authorities. TUPELO STORE BURNS Jarkiea aunty Merchant Huffera I.oas of $9,900. Tupelo. -Dec. 28. The general mercantile store of the W. S. Morgan Mercantile Company at this place was destroyed by fire last night. The loss was estimated at $9,000. with $4,000 Insuraucc. Business buildings on cither lde of the Morgan store were damaged slightly. INJURIES PRo'veTfATAL Phillips (ounly Black, Shot hy Another. Dies at Hoapltal. Special lo the (taiette. Helena. Dec. 28. Roseoe Moore, a negro, who was shot nt I. undid!, in the lower part of this county, by another net;ro Monday, died in the local hospital today from the effects of hi wounds. Details of the shooting have not been received here, but hV' It said to have been the result of a quarrel. The name ot the negro who did the shooting Is not known here. TUBERCULOSIS REDUCED But la Estimate t Have Killed 1 ;. In America la IIM. Washington, Dec 28.--Deaths from tuberculosis hi tbe "registration area" of the United State during 1920 totaled nearly 100.999. the Census Bureau announced today, Mtlmatlng the mortality from this on cause tn th entire country at 132,000. Thl would Indicate a reduction of 10,000- from th jUoULtiCtB. jgrevtom jax, it was aald. ABkANMM WEATHER FORECAST, Thursday, partly cloudy, cooler; Friday, fair. LOCAL RF.CORD TK8TKRDAV. Bur. Tern. Wb. fin. Wed Wth Prc. a in 3D.JS t -"7 l NB Cloudy . u n. .on : a Cloudy . p. m Jl o .iouu " mrhem temperature, w, lowest ss. STRUCK BY AUTO WOMAN MAY DIE j Mrs. E. B. McNutt, Music In-! structor at Arkadelphia, Badly Hurt. Sppelfil in the Gazette. Arkadelphia. Dec. 2. Mrs. K. B. McNutt. aged about Cij. music teacher In Arkadelphia Hifch School about 1.1 years, was struck by an automobile .it 7:ro o'clock tonight, and Injured, probably fatally. Besides a fractured skull, she suffered a concussion of th'.' brain and possible Internal Injuries. She Is at the home of T. P. Blake, ne.ir which the acideiit occurred. She still was unconscious late 'tonight. W. V. Wellborn, local lumber man and well known musician, who was driving the Ford car that struck Mrs. McNutt. said that h was driving slowly in turning a corner at Seventh and Pine streets, but that he failed to set-Mrs. McNutt until it was too late to stop his car. Mrs. MrNutt's relatives, who live tn North Carolina, were summoned to her bedside. BATTLE FOR-CHILDREN Conway Couple Waging Wnr Through the Courts. gperial to the Oaiette, Conway. Dec. 28. Chancery Court will be called upon to decide the legal battle for possession of the two children of Attorney E. H. Coulter and Mrs. Bird P. Coulter, a a result ot a ruling Monday by Circuit Judge George W. Clark, denying Coulter' motion for a writ of habeas corpus, by whlclj he would hav been awarded their custody. Mrs. Coulter. In a complaint filed In chancery, asked peremanent custody of the children, alimony of $50 a month and a temporary and permanent order restraining Coulter from trespassing upon her premises or In communicating with her, except as th court may decree. They were divorced Decembey 15, upon complaint of Mr. Coulter, In decreeing divorce, tha court did not definitely award custody 'of the children to either litigant, it being Inferred from Mr. Coulter' complaint that their possession by Mrs, Coulter would be acceptable. ' Mr. Coulter's petition for writ of habeas corpu alleged that his former wife wa not th proper nersnn to attend to their UDrearlng, I eih-Cm)Her,-.4rt V swkiiaiirviliii4".AMfhi. I)c,-.Ww Moor an l Coulter, during th past year, had Con ....... ' ....'-.-. J i trlbuted nothing to their support.' hag been guilty of wilful desertion, and haa continued, despite her remonstrances, to Invade her premises, often at night, to abuse and revile her. ' The answer also aver that .Coulter has sought to deprive her of her position and otherwise to interfere with her domestic and business affair. I a denying the motion, Judge Clark granted Coulter permission to see the children once each mouth. PUBLISHERS ARE ACCUSED Paper Mannfaeturer Pleads for Protection at Tariff Hearing. Washington, Dec. 28, Senate tariff hearings were enlivened today by an attack on American newspaper publishers by Col. William K. Haskell of New York city, vice president of the International Paper Company; and a counter-attack on the news print paper manufacturers by William P. Pape, publisher of the Waterbury (ft.) Republican, speaking for small publishers, who, he said, organised u joint buying corporation because many of them were "unable single-handed to assist themselves In an endeavor to obtain fair priced news print." Urging a tariff protection for his industry against rouropean competition. Colonel Haskell said that "Congress had gradually yielded to the clamors of paid ag-en'.s of the publishers," until finally all tariff on news print had been removed and the "Industry abandoned to drift In the ebb and flow ot the international competitive tide." MISSING OFFICIAL DEAD lludy of Florida Deputy Marshal Fennd In Everglades. Miami. Fla.. Dec. 28. The body of Adam W. Oberlln, deputy United states marshal for southeastern Florida, who illsapneared December 16 wax found In the Uver;Iades near here today by searchers led by two Seminole Indians. Mr. W. Wilson Is Well Known In Washington St. Louis, Dec. 28. A telegram. flout any personal designation, merely addressed: "The man unto whom humanity is most Indebted for a code of practical, unselfish world-wide rule ot action which will ultimately lead to peace on earth and good will among the nation thereof, Washington. D. C," safely reached former President Wilson, to whom It was intended. The telegram wa sent Christmas eve by Kdward F. Goltra. Democratic national committeeman from Missouri, and confirmation of its delivery waa made In Wilson's reply, mad public by Mr. Goltra today. The reply follows: "Mrs. Wilson and I warmly appreciate the ntesng you were kind enough to send, and I take the liberty of sending through you to the Democrat of Missouri my most cordial greetings and my confident prediction of triumphant success of the party in the new year and the years immediately to follow." Mr. Goitre's message wa3.- --: "The Democrats of thla state send greetings and very earnest wishes for a happy Christmas, for yon and your faithful helpmate." i ;, - v . MOM KV TO LOAN oa real estate. jUatett muj MwramtUe Trust cw Aav. rmmv . daixt. titb cfwts pm cott. A AVllUsaCXDAi'., TV! CKNTs ru cop. DESPONDENT BOY-. ENDS LIFE IN CAFE ; Out of Work and in Love,'lh linoisan Swallows' Poison. LEAVES NOTE TO MOTHER Infatuation, for WaUxes BUtt4't4 Hare Been Immediate CUM ", of Suicide. Despondent for several week -. b cause Jie could 'not find work aad hi' funds were running low," John F. Blu. X aged 22, of Danville, III,, drank a small v-vtal of carbolic acid In the Reeds-How-ard cafe. 105 East Mark' -n treet, at 7:30 o'clock last night, and died an hour later at the City hospital. Blu i left, a letter addressed to hi mother, Mrs. J. E. Blue, 084 Fero street; Dan- , vine. 111.. In which he told Iter ef hi. ' Intention. The lettw was written 4a Little Rock and was dated December 4.U Patrolman Trotter, th flrrt off leer-called, said that Blue entered the restaurant at noon yesterday and Immediately became enamored ot a waitress. The officer said the girl paid ne attention to Blue" repeated: effort t talk to her. , Shortly before 7 :J O'clock last night, : Blue entered the restaurant, walked, to -the kitchen and drank the poison. l fell to th floor. 'When Vfffcer Trotter . reached Mm, the" youth Whispered, "t told her I would do It," 1 Blue wa harried to the City hoapltal in a Healey Roth' ambulance, but died about an hour later. Besides tha -letter to hi mother, th youth had three cards or a business firm , In Forest ' City, Ark,, and s quarter. The body was removed to th .Healey A Roth parlor, where It will be held pending word from his mother. Tbe letter fol- . l0W! t j '? i,,1l t' "Dear Mother ( "Well Mother, Just a few llnea to let you , know that -1 hav; killed myself. NeW don't think herd of at doing this' for f can't find work and hav no money, and I hav not had anything" to eat for two day. Well Mother, Wlll v say good-bye to all of you , , Tow loving 'aoo,''' ' John F, tu." Dr. W. A. Imb. county coroner, probably will conduct an Inquest, today, MORE FARMERS SIGN UP I Pep Conntlaa Bally to the Ca-vr! - tha Mnrketlag Plan. . , iDeelnl tav The OaMtt..t..i a V LWh . Ml kM 8, Y Unoch of Texae and other repre- tenting th Arkansas Cotton Growers' Marketing Association,' met-wKh -ts farmer of Atklna this afternoon to sign up th cotton producers in this section. At the elo of an , addre- by JMr. Enoch, practically all the farmers pre-, ent signed the jftv-year contract. The organisers said the meeting, her -was the "blue ribbon' meeting , for Pop county, as more cotton waa pledged to the association her than at any -other place In the county. , 5 ,-" , TO BUILD NEW EXCHANGE New Tork Cotton Caekaag to Hv a ! is.eoe.eoe nme. , New York, Dec. 28. Contracts for the erection of th new home of th Cotton Exchange, which wil coat ap. proximately $8,000,000 hay been sign, ed. Preliminary plana call for a atrur-ture 23 stories in height with th trad-? Ing room located on the 17th floor. The new structure will b erected on th site of the present building and the adjoining lot on Beaver street. POLICEMAN IS KILLED - Alabama Officer Lose Life la Battle -With Negroes. Ragland. Ala.. Dec. 2$. Policeman Claude Ellis was killed and an unidn' tlfied negro fatally wounded nvsT gun battle today between officers and negroes following an attempt by officers to search a negro house. Th negro who is said to have killed the officer escaped, but later waa reported wounded' and under arrest at Ohathie, La. . -i,;, y i SEEK JOB FOR NEGRO Kansas Solon t'ige Black aa Mlaleie' te Haiti. i .5 :""-w' Washington. Dec. 28. Dr. C. St. Moates, a negro physician of Leavenworth, Kan., was recommended to Presl-dent Harding today tor appointment minister to Haiti. Senator Curtis and.-' Representative Tincher, both of Kansas, were in the party which called at th White House In Moatee behalf. TRAVELER KILLS SELF, Mlnneaolnn F.iai Life on Train Kent to Hot Springs. K St. Louis, Mo.. Dec 28. A man, be---lleved from paper In hi possession te : be John Gustafson ot Bveleth, Mlniw en' route to Hot Springs, Ark., eommKtd suicide hy shooting himself In th mouth' on a train here last night. Poltc found; $447 In cash and checks tor $500 ta hta pockets. 1- 1 - s. ' IS BURNEdVo DEATH" f Negro Woman Loaeo Life Wh)'W Destroy Hr Home. ( 1 i , Special to the Qautt. " Helena, Dec. 28.-Addle 'William negro woman, 43, burned to death when her home In Hank Lane was destroyed' bv fire at 10:3 but night. The origin of the fire I not known. The body waal -recovered after the fir waa oatlnW gulshed. - BRIDE IS 14, GROOM 43 Oddly AaeHd leapt I Married t , t Men f at .' peelst-to th Ctt.--'V Mena, Dec, JS. Th youngest brll nt th year appeared yesterday lun Lllll May Davis, aged li wa maei'-i; to NeeJey Wlsenhunt, aged 43.. Tb ormoiy waa performed hy, tha X C A Pyatt, ? , . 'Yr: , ;

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