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PART I TKJjKQRAPH fiHBCT 80 PAOTO ,'' Liberty Under Law Equal Rights--True Industrial Freedom. i THURSDAY MORNING, voST DECEMBER 1, 1921 ONE AXES IN IRELAND London Expects Normalcy Soon. ! All Government Business Giving Way to Gravity . of Situation. j Both Sides Express Feeling I That Only Miracle Can 1$, 'Avert War. IBT B1BJJI AMD ASSOCIATE TM501 1 ! ZiONDOTT, Nov. 30. All govern-' ment business is giving; war to the i ftttvity of the Irish situation. Both ' ftoTemntent and Irish circles express tho feeling that only a miracle can avert collapse of tho conference and renewal of warfare, i It had been Intended to hold a Cabinet council tonight to consider I Herman- reparations, but this was ; postponed to permit the special Cabinet committee dealing- with ilrish affairs to assemble. lord Birkenhead, due to speak at a, political meeting- In Liverpool, was obliged to stay-here. He sent a message of apology, explaining his 'absence wss owing to the "grave Ipubllo affairs." ) 'SINN FEIN FIRM. A' spokesman of the Sinn Fein declared there was no Intention by i the Sinn Fein to alter Its attitude ; toward (either the unity of Ireland or allegiance to the crown. Sinn , Fein representatives denied the statement of a London paper that '.the Sinn Fein had consented to .agree to a. plan whereby Ulster Jwould, contract with an all-Irish Parliament, retaining her existing frights until, or unless, she changes 'her mind; to form an allegiance "which ought to be satisfactory to any British Minister who li not purely a formalist." to the appointment of a boundary commission to .delimit the present political and re- 'llglous frontier of Ulster, in order tto distribute the populations between the north and the south on St more satisfactory basis, j ; TAKE NEW SCHEME, i Regarding 1he suggestion that ,the government win propose a new chemeVto Ulster. Sinn Fein dele-'gatee say they are not concerned with it andafue to share the gov- iernments responsibility for It. (There was another session tonight !of the British delegates, but nothing wss- forthcoming. , I 'Whatever the result. Mr. Lloyd (George, .will- go to Washington." lone omciai earn. 'It was stated at Sinn Fein head (quarters that such a move by the DPremler-'Would not be viewed with (patience or without suspicion, for gbe reason that If Irish-American jrappprt was weakened. In consequence Df the Premier's visit, the Burn Fein might be forced to modi fy Jts demand,- on which It feels now In a position to persist. The impossibility of maintaining the truce long after the breakdown of the conference Is realized. The riew expensed by the Sinn Folners , (Continued on Second Page.) H THE DAY'S NEWS SUMMED UP. J THE SKT. Cloudy. Wind at 6 p.m., west! -velocity, 4 miles. (Thermometer, highest, 62 dep.: lowest. 49 deg. Forecast: For Los Angeles and iiclnlt: Thursday, partly cloudy. For complete weather data, sea last page of this fcctlon. ; A digest in Spanish of the day's ftioet Ihiportiin't news will be found n the third page of this edition of rjio Times. i THE CITV. Burch nnd Jnry selected to try him for murder or Kennedy, visited scene of crime and prisoner laughed and joked: rather of sluln man was ono of five witnesses whoso testimony nu heard. i Faun photo showing primitive form caused stir in Valentino dl-'Wrco case, when cinema star nil. 'mlttod he was man In picture and ivomnn was former dancer and art director to whom he is accused by his wife, iTenn Acker, of paying too much attention. Angelcno, former TJ.S.C. student, vina hailed as liero of sea tragedv ; letter told of his seeing ship sink In donblo midnight crash and of sav ins woman nnd haho after long flgnt vvitn waves. ' New building nt Seventh and SonOvstreets was forecast by son- in-favv of .late Banker llclman, who said business needs or sections tverc lieing studied with view to creeling most suiuime structure, Fear was expressed by shipping men that "l'uinlc Library Mariner Fidgeon. who sailed from harbor joe Marquesas In thlrty-four-foot awl had met disaster; captains of six vessels who traversed route, he should take reported not having BIgntea snmii cnuc. Witness In I.W.W. case was Jailed as he left courtroom because he attempted to Justify acts of organization; another witness told of torture for refusal to Jolu order. PACIFIC SLOPE. President of hanks in Plumas and Sierra counties disappeared after discovery of 'frauds. ! rbuckle case was nearly fln-Jslicd last nlcbt at adjournment and ma go to Jury toda ; tomorrow at tho latest. lafanngcr of Now Mexican brick company arrested charged with 'cmbezsloment: book-keeper and Jier husband murdered Inst Saturday. Eleven students nnd driver killed when, train hits 1ms cam Ins pupils to jRetVBIuff High School; three seriously injured. Foch reviewed Seattle veterans who fought under him In Franco; got honorary degrco from nnlvi-r-Jty. Morm a1"1 centering over t.'an-ato us to cause rain and unset M00O0M00OO0X)0O000000Q T 8 BAHAI MOVEMENT 8 If fi LEADER IS DEAD, gill I sJVWWWWWlaTrwwwwi''arww w -a- -aaaBBa- r ' " Abdul Baha Abbas. Above Is shown the first .photo graph ever taken of the noted religious leader, whose teachings are followed In all parts of the woili. LONDON. Nov. 30. CBy the Associated Press.! Abdul Baha Abbas, leader of the Bahal move ment. died at Haifa. Syria, Mon day, according to a dispatch to the London times. TAbhas Effendl. known as Abdul Raha. was born In Teheran. Per sia. Mar 13. 184. He was leader of the movement which has as Its aim world religious unity.- The Bahal belief Is said to be that universal peace Is possible only through' harmony of all religions. He visited the United States in 1912. He wan the third of -the leaders of the Bahal system. For many years, because of. his teaching, ho was a prisoner of the Turks and Persians. 1 MARY PICKFORD TO SAIL BACK SHORTLY. rsr casxe raci-cuvr: pispatch i PARIS, Nov. 30. Msry Pick-ford and Douglas' 'Fairbanks are leaving Monday on 'the liner Paris abandoning their plan of resting in Paris until spring. Mrs. Falr-banka is suffering from severe tonsllltls and decided to accompany her husband, who must re-tnrn to make some pictures. Tfegro Murderer Sentenced, inv a, p. niRKi MT. HOLLY (N. J.) Nov. 30. Insula Lively, a negro, today was found guilty of having murdered "ear-old Matilda Russo of i Morrestown. He was sentenced to die In the electric chair the week of January IS. tleif weather wltJiln next twenty-four liours In California. Fnur banks, to in San Fran- of Berg's operations wre laid h-elscn. swindled ou,t or 9128,000 by fore th District Attorney of both stock certificates forged by Monte I Plumas and Sierra counties, but Ierjj. before either thpv o- the California GEVERAI-j K A STERN. Tour Army aviators itcre- killed when planes crashed together 2000 feet In air and fell to ground. Chicago millionaire, admirer of ox-Kaiser, in Germany without passport, is keen to return to United States, but cannot. German )io sined British sailors folloulnc Hen disaster in 1014 ns Khen tctlmonlnl hj English officials In New York. WASHINGTON. Japanese Insistence on Increased ratio for naval strength created delicate situation at arms conference. Hughes nnd Balfour to act as friendlj nch Iscrs to Japan nnd Cblna In dispute oer Shnniung. Tokio lias no intention of withdrawing great Imriy cf troops from Manchuria: delegate explains attitude;. Democrat in statement before House called nepuhHean reconl In Congress disgraceful fnlhire nnd termed tnT bill a innkeshlft without responsible backer. treirfnf . HnHlln. ....IT i ferences whit Congressional load- rrsin lepls.aUtc program for cum- (ng session. FORKfGX. Uimlrii. "Bluebeard of Gambafs.' found guilty of murder of ten, women and hoj, will be guillotined. Movement on foot to unite warring factions In China; efforts to conciliate south started In Pcldnjr. Iondnn bcllce Unit onh miracle can avert rcrtewul of warfare in Ireland; negotiations prautlcally ended. Ixjlters were given to captain of steamer hy Col. Whittlesey which may explain liis suicide at sea Saturday night. German euroys confer with British capitalists with ilew to securing ad Min ccs to meet reparations payments. You may give until you are rich and keep until you are poor. ANKS ARE SWINDLED. Bold Adventurer Gets $128,000. Forged Stock and Pledged Bogus Securities for Loans From Others. Disappears When Officials of State Begin an Investigation. IrWUlSlVT MPATCH 1 SAN IHANCISCO, Nov. SO. Four hanks, two of them In this city. are. ou". $128,000 through the financial operations of Monte Berg, adventurer, revolutionist In cnc-zuela, and American soldier In France, It "as charged today by fitato Banking Superintendent, Tonnthnn Podge. Berg, who vvas president of two Mountain county banks, is aWeged to have forged stock of hfs banks and pledged the bogus securities for loans from other, banks. The swindled bar.ks are: The Union Trust Company of San Franciseo. J50.000. Bank of Italy. J25.000; Bank of D. O. Mills. Sacramento, J12.O00; Bank of "Washoe County, J41.000. j riERG HAS DISAPPEARED. Borg hass disappeared, It Is charged and the State Banking Superintendent has heard It rumoied that he Is on his way to Honduras, he said. According to Dodge. Berg. 33 years of age, is of prepossessing appearance and a clever talker. About a year and a half ago he married Mrs. Adkins. a widow of a shipping man. who was wealthy nnd possessed a fine home In Oakland. His first venture In banking was when he bought 233 shares of the Indian valley Bank of Greenville. Plumas county. Soon after he made this Investment he was made president of that Institution. It is supposed that he used his wife's money In this. Investment. With 2.1.1 Rhaies of genuine stock of tho Indian Valley Bank, he went to the Anglo and London Paris Bank in this city and borrowed . J23.0O0. That looked' so essy. he told Dodge after the Investigation began, that' he .decided he' would' make some-' stock.' First. how'-ever. he. bought stock in the Sferra (bounty Bank ,of- Loyalton. which Institution, also made him 'president.--. - - . -t - " ' '"FORGED CERTIFICATES. Then, -according to the State Superintendent of Banking. ' Berg began to forgo stork'rer'tlHoatrs. So far as -'known, he turned out 400-shares of bogus stock of the fndlan Vallev'Bauk and also manu- I laciurea fhock oi me aierrs ;ounly curllies he' borrowed In rapid succession SSO.OOO from the Union Trust Company; J25.000 from the Bank" of ltalv: "JI2.000 from the Bank of n. o Mills and. 141.00.0 from the Bank of Washoe County. About three weeks ago. through banking reports. Supt. Dodge learned that Rerg was borrowing money on stock certificates. These were soon found to be spurious, and Dodge removed Berg from the presidency of both his hanks. Recently fhe Bank of Washoe hesan suit against Berz to lecover I $41,000 obtained by hypothecating nogus sioejc reritnentes The farts Bankers Association could take acHon. Berg disappeared Mrs, Berg and her 6-montlis-oId" baby by Berg are Mill in Oakland TWO BANKS ARE SAFE. Sunt. Dodg said that the Indian V Alley Bank and tiv Sierra County Bank suffered no loss. Both have elected new presidents of unquestioned financial standing and are, s.ns Dodge, entitled to the confidence and support of their .communities. Of the five outside hanks with which Berg dealt, all are swindled except the Anglo Tjondon - and Paris Bank, w hich adanaed money on genuine stock This stock was recently redeemed by officials and depositors of the Indian Valley Bank. Whil Berg was president of the Sierra County Bank at LoaUon,,a report was made that th bank had been held up and robbed. A dramatic pursuit followed, but no captures were made, it In understood that another investigation of th robbery will be made with a of ascertaining whether the I iepoi't was entirely accurate. Superintendent of Banks Dodge ' lB"d a ttement today giving the i detail of Bergs operations, which weie reealed, he said, whn re ports snow en mm ne was nypoino eating more stock of hi banks than had been subscribed. The statement, after renewing the "loans" obtained by Berg, sajs. in part: PLANNED XPW BANK. "While Berg was manipulating the stock of both of these Institutions, he had secured from the Comptroller of Currency an approval of his application In connection with certain other persons, 10 open the First National Bank of Quincy. . "Before the chsrter was granted Berg solicited and received subscriptions to th stock of this proposed Institution and pocketed the proceeds. He went further, how-e er. and induced G. C. Brooks, assistant cashier or Sierra Valley Rank, to certify to the. Comptroller of the Currency that the full amount of the capital of the suggested Institution. 955,000, had actually been inscribed and paid In. This ceitlllcate was entirely fIse ami Brooks has since left the Stntp" CI. A (.MS WAlt SGnVICE. Berg appears to have rsihar spectacular record as an adven (Conilnfed on Second Pace.) T ae; ese stand pat for ,ASED :e Halts Progress of Arms c; Creates Delicate Situa- m; America Won't Yield. CBY A. P. NIGHT WIRB.1 WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. Japan's proposal for a 70 per cent fleet as necessary to her national security; instead of a 60 per cent fleet, has been formally presented to the United States and Great Britain. Admiral Baron Kato, senior Japanese delegate, has communicated it to Secretary Hughes and A. J. Balfour. It is said in Japanese quarters to have the full support of the Japanese Cabinet and diplomatic advisory council in ToWio. BRITISH DID NOT FORGET NAVAL HERO German Who Saved Sailors Following Disaster is Given Testimonial. rnr r yinHT wtrr i NEW YORK, Nov. 30. There is a saying of the sea that England" never forgets a service rendered a subject. This was borne out today s hen it wai learned the British consulate had bestowed nn a German merchant marine officer a silver loving cup and medal earned by a daring rescue In 3914. In February of that year, .the British steamship. County of De von, capped on her way from Norfolk to Rotterdam. For three murium iu nuuei usnii rui irii''e i days her captain and twenty-four members of her crew pitched in racing seas. The German tanker Deutschland was first to sight the hapless Britisher. whos crew had jumped ln- 1 to th sea. Disregarding dnngcr, a boat in command of the Deutseh-lan(ia first officer, Ernst Harz-mejr. rescued the British erew. Then came the war. England ami Germany were enemies for flv. years Early this week, there came into New York the tank nteamer Vistula, with Harzmeyer aboard. He was invited hy dpt. (ilouster Armstrong, British Consul General, to visit his office, and was presented England's testimonials. BUS HIT; TWELVE KILLED. Train Wis Auto Carrying Pupils to Red Bluff High School; Bodies Scattered Along Right of Way. BY A. V. NIGHT WIRE 1 TIED BIjl'FP. 7"ov. SO. F.lricn lilch school stndents and the driver of the machine were killed today niilli of here al the Proherla crossing when Southern Pacific train No. 15. auto bu in which they were riding. The dead: FHEKLAND FAOHT. HAROLD ANDERSON. TJLXA HTTERWALT. WILLTE RKHELIFX RHEVA BOBB1TT. CLIFTON BENEFJELD. EDTTII DAY. HBXRT SMITH. FERN WHITE BERNICE .TAi'K. FRANK JACK. CI 1 ARISES BOSWOKTH. driver of the bti. The Injured: Marian Day. fractured skull. Opal MeXaught, fractured thigh and legs. Eva Llndeman, fractured skull. The train plowed Into the hus In a dense fog. according to stories of the train crew. The train hurtled on for 200 yard. carrlng bodies and part of bodies on tho engine pilot and strewing other bodies along the right of wny. One man declared the automobile after being struck wan thrown against a post and dnshed back against the train. The lno,ue.t will be held Friday. The injured and the bodies of the dead were brought to Red Bluff In a special train run down from here to the scene of the accident. Shasta division officials of the Southern Pacific Companj arrived HUNT "WRECKING CREW." Capture of Blonde and Burglar Suspect Starts Police on Trail of Gang of Desperate Robbers. Itound-iip of "The Wrorkine Crew." nwried gnnx nt desperate rohhers. was Insillutetl hy the poliec last night follow Inc the rnpmrc of Taylor (Tommv) C. Conn ay, 28. on a clinrje of hiirelary. anil Hnzcl Summers, alias Blonde Lillian, 22, A determined iaieh for Conway. t ho Is wantpd by police In connection with the series of fur and gem robberies, ended Iastnleht when Detective Serceant William Cahlll took him single-handed after the man made a lunge for his automatic re olver. The arrests are In the order of a sequence to Hie recovery' of 100.000 worth of Btolen furs by Detective Sergeants Cahlll, Cline and Cato last week and the booking of two Los Angeles .business men on charges of receiving stolen property. The two men In ques. tlon are Samuel Jai-obson. 67. wholesale fur agent, and Joseph Ronengarien. IT. proprietor of the Bear Fur Company, Scienth and Hope streets. Rosengarten Is still In Jail tinder JK.SOO ball, on an additional charge of omber-jlement filed by Isidore Alien as Hie outgrowth to the finding of 385 ermine skins, consigned to the former and reported stolen from his shop. OFFICIO'S C'T.KVKll COUP. Deleelhe Cahlll engineered b clever coup last night In effecting the arrest of Conway and "Blonde Lillian." U spotted til girl NAVAL RATIO. American and British naval ex- nerta. standing tojorpthpr on Sccre tary Tlushcs'o 6-5-3-plan n the only ono fair to all, regard the Japanese proposal aa unacceptable. In th opinion of bomfl American dIcj?ats. the nttuation li delicate, but not without hope that Ihf Japanese ultimately will accept the original plan. HITS FUNDAMENTAL IDEA. Th Kprlousncss of the turn of affairs in th opinion of the Ameri- cans Is that Japan In persisting In her request for a 10-10-7 ratio makes a stroke at the fundamental idea on which Secretary Hughes's proposal is based. Japan's proposal, it was disclosed, was based on her estimate of necessity for national security. It was pointed out that If consideration of national security were to be Hubmltted for a continuation of fleets at reduced tonnage but in tle same ratio as now exists, the whole basis of the conference would be llnKPt. On the hssls of national security It Tvas said, neither tne united cintaa mat CZrat Britain woul.l o - - - acree to the 60 per cant ratio. which the Hughes plan would al tow .Tnnnn. Secretary Hughes and his three colleagues spent nearly three hours tonight debating the situation. Baron Ivato's action swept sway Ihe d-llberatlons of tlio experts ..A..,Ma,lni, iMPrlMn limitation plana. They ha had to do only with technical questions of ton- nase estimates !nouea In me American proposal to limit fleets on the basis of existing relative strength in capital ships. .Tapan has now taken the matter out of that field. British experts are In full nc- (Contlnued on Second Pace.) bouth bound, struck the high whool Four other children ncre Injured, here later from headquarters at Dnnsmu.r. A railroad board of in-ouiry will com ene tomorrow at Gerber. H was announced. PLAN INVESTIGATION. BY A. r. VOTRT HIRE. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30. Southern Pacific, officials here Is sued a statement tonight In con nation with the fatal collision of a school bus and a, Southern Pacific train at Probertn crossing, two miles east of Gerber, today. Immediately after the accident, the statement said, a special train was rushed to the scene by the company and the injured taken to Red Bluff. Practically all the Shasta division officials started for the wreck, and the company said every assistance possible was ren dered. Companv representatives at Red Bluff and Gerber reported the track Is straight at the crossing where thp accident occurred, with no buildings or trees - to obscure n clear iew of the track. The engineer blew his -whistle for the crossing, it was said. The train's speed was given at forty miles an hour. The company said the hoard of inquiry to be held bj the company at Gerber tomorrow will convene at S:S0 a.m. to determine blame for the crash if possible. on suspicion of burglary, downtown and followed her to an aparlment-lioiis at Thirtieth and South Flower streets Then he placed hpr under arrest, having located Conway's residence, and cautloush made his iav to the suite of rooms rented by Ihe couple. lie sajs that when he entered the room where Conay was, the long-sought prisoner made a dive for his automatic revoHer. He disarmed him. he said, and took him to Central police Station Conway is alleged to have neen one of the "wreckers wlm helped steal $30,000 worth ' of furs from Ihe Neumann Fur Companj. 130 Sto",' V j,i-n avenue, on the rihfnt of May M'C-. He also Is sr- quscu ty tne omcers ot nnvtng ois-Oosed of the furs to .larobson and Rosengarten. He Is Implicated, se-I'ordlnB t Detecllve-Cshlll. in the looting of six other fur establishments. In the robbing of r, million, aire's mansion, and In the rifling of) the safe In a downtown office of bAndn nnd money. 7 tiirtl, KNOWS MITCH. '.The girl arrested with him Is strikingly irett. Kite Is believed i polios to nave eonstaerame in (Continued on Seventh ffa) S HANTUNG , HAS FLOOR. America, Britain Takes Hand. China and Japan Accept Hughes and Balfour as Friendly Advisors. May be Means of Solving Problem Threatening Complications. IST A, P NIGHT WfRR.1 WASHINGTON, Nor. 30.-BrlPC-ing with it some of Uic sharpest Issues of world diplomnacy, tho Shantung eontro-versy took its place today at the Arms Conference. The result was an offer by the United States and Great Britain accepted by Japan nnd China to assume the role, of friendly advisors In n new attempt to solve the problem amf end tho long nnd bitter debate. The pUan for an exercise of American and British "good offices" Is understood to have originated with the American delegation after it became apparent China had resolved to raise the ouestlon In the conference. Secretary Hughes and A. ,T. Balfour, as the beads of the American and British group, will meet tomorrow with the Japanese and Chinese to lay the basis for the negotiations. CHINA TVON'T YIELD. The Chfnese delegates announced tonight they would go into the discussions prepared to acqept nothing less than unconditional withdrawn! of the Japanese claims In Shantung. It was assumed the Japanese BpoKcsman you in comer n ,wl l"V t '(iliuiii. ,nn,nL.i .,11 ttiA riinlnmnlic exchsnea hptwppn Tokln and Peking. Advent of the Shantung ouestlon at the council table ' followed a debate on the maintenance of foreign troops In China. Speaking for Japan, Vtre-Fureign Minister Hanihara declared withdrawal of the Japanese troops from several parts of China outsld Shanrtms must await "definite agsuranresr that tho Chinese authorities would take more effective steps to maintain order. i REPEATED DISORDERS, t 'At Hankow-, said the JapanWffr Ablegate, repeated disorders naa Justified Japan . in .keeping her troops where they now are stationed. He declared garrisons In North China were remaining under specific authorization of the Boxer protocol and that those along tne Chinese Eastern Railway were acting under the inter-Alllcd agreement of 1!I9. Willingness of Japan to withdraw her troops irum Shantung, ho asserted, was dependent on the establishment of an acceptable Chinese police-forc. The conference reserved Its decision until Friday. Among the American delegates the belief was that some general declaration of principle might be adopted finally, setting forth the opinion of tho powers that all foreign troops In China without treaty sanction should be withdrawn when conditions warrant. ANOTHRR CONFERENCE. Along with the general subject of foreign troops the problem of foreign telegraph and radio facilities installed In China without her specific consent were brought up with the argument apparently tending toward a reference of that feature of the nego-tintlrmR in B more general confer ence on Pacific communications to be held next year. Tn Its approach to the Shantung problem, the conference Is said to have been Influenced by many in-tiiCHte consideration". China's representatives have indicated that thev wanted the questions raised openly for all of the nine nations to rlphntp nnd one Chinese delegate. Dr. Wang, declared that the "Knot! offices ' negotiations ny no menun meant the subject was "outside the conference." Japan has Indicated reluctance to debate Shantung at the regular .nnri-ptice .p-slons. because she irnii (he invitation to Washing ton with tue unncrsiaiiuin, nicvu.. subjects should he considered onl bv the nations dliectlv concerned. "ANOTHER COMPLICATION. Another complicating phase Is that Japan bases her claim t, Shantung on a direct grant contained In the Treatv of Versailles which has been ratified hy live of the nine nations represented, but which China refused to accept because of the Shantung section. Great Britain. France and Italy also are parties to the secret treaties bv which, during the war. they promised t" support Janan's claim to the- Klao-C'hou lease. The American delegation Is said to have felt that the proper way to deal with the aues'lon at the present stage would be through lb? tender of "good, offices " Although maintaining liaison with the conference. It is expected that for the most part the negotiations will be carried on directly between the Chinese and Japanese delegates. From American quarteis came hopeful expressions. n issues. It waB thought, now could be taken up In Washington in an atmosphere more favorable for results. BRADY'S MEETING PROVES A FLIVVER. inv r. MC.nT W1RK.1 ' NEW TORK. Nov. 30. A meet Ins of actors, managers and other stage folk called for todav to diagnose Hllmentn of their Industry was postponed. Such shun nutlc wan given that many requested the delay to make pol-ble their participation, It vvaa -plained by William J. Brady. TO CELEBRATE 1 OUR BIRTHDAY. "Times" Forty Tears OM on bundar; Special Section Will be Iaaucd. The Is Ansele" Tlmea will b forty yeara old next Sunday and will celebrate the occasion nttth a special Illustrated section of the Sunday Tlmea devoted to the amazing story of development In its four decades not only of The Times, but of I,os Angeles and Southern California as well. With, a wealth of Interesting remlnlscenca of the early days of Los Angelas It will tell the story of the growth of The Times from a tiny, struggling sheet to the largest newspaper In the world. Interwoven in this narrative are many vital chapters of the history of tho city Itself, Interesting alike to the newcomer and the pioneer. The tiection will be one well worthy of preservation. LETTERS OF WHITTLESEY ARE FOUND. Captain of Steamer Given Missives to Mail; Says Act Was Premeditated. rT CABUI AND 1SS0CUTSD FUSSl HAVANA, Nov. 30. 'What compelling motive sent l,leut.-Col. C. W. Whittlesey, commander of the "Losf Battalion," overboard Into the sea only a few hours out from New Tork Saturday night, may be revealed In letters to his family and business associates, which he left for Capt. Grant ot the steamer Toloa to deliver. Nine of these letters were In tho captain's possession when the Toloa docked tonight. He also received a note from Col. Whit tlesey .which he declared he re garded aa confidential. "I can sas. hoivever. that from all appearances -the acv ens pre- meaiuiieo, ne qeciareu . v,"The41rstjntimatlon t had .that ne naa . ateapper-seo- wh Monday. It appears1 ho had struck un an ac quaintance w-lth A: 'Matbret, a passenger, and conversed with him un til 11:15 Saturday, night, when ha left suddenly saying he would re- tiie. tie was not seen afterward "On Sunday Mr. Malorot in. quired for him, but thought he was 111, as we were meeting heav;1 weatner. Great Storm Due to Cause Bad Weather. nr a r NtoBT wnus 1 SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30. The largest storm In area of the season, Is tonight centering over Interior Canada, due to cauBe unsettled weather In all parts ot California tomorrow, according to tho Weather Bureau officials here. The storm extends from the Northern Pacific States to the Ohio Valley, running north Into Canada's centrnl sections and as far south as Texas, with attendant unsettled weather. Rain ia scheduled for Northern California and Northern Nevada, and snow will probably fall in the next twenty-four hours In the mountain ranges. GUILLOTINE FOR LANDRU. Bluebeard of Gambai Found Guilty of Murder of Ten Women and Boy. tBT CABLE AND ASSOCIATED PRT,SS.J VERSAlLIiKS. Nov. 30. Henri Ijindru. who has been on trial for more than three weeks In the Assl7.cs court here, charged with tho murder of ten women and a boy, was found guilty of murder In the first degrco tonight. Ijindni was sentenced to die by the guillotine. Tit Mnro-GIaftori. defense COUn- sel. finished his summing up this afternoon, after which Judge Gilbert read fnrly-elght questions to the Jury. The first was whether Landru was guilty or murder with premeditation in the case ot Mine. Coiiict. Questions also were put as to his mental condi- "0"' NOT LE.GALLY DEAD.' M. Moro-Glaffcri cast doubt On all the prosecution's evidence. He reminded the Jury that a, person could be proclaimed legally dead only when missing thirty years He cited cases of missing persona having returned yoars 'afterward "A white slaver, yes: an assassin, nover.!" he exclaimed, pointing toward Landru. He added that the possession bv the prihoner of papers ldentifving his alleged victims corroborated the theory that lAndru probablv had sent tho women abroad with faHe papers In "white slave" trafflc. "These women an are ih, he said, referring to the ten women Landru was charged with killing, "but they are, . nshamed to make their whereabouts known.' SIlOUTti TO JURY. "i nm Innocent'." landru shouted to the Jury. Thia was the first time in me imru-iwu months since he was arrested that be bad used the word "in- UR0RS GET CASE SOON. Arbuckle's Trial N earing End. Evidence Presented to 'Aid Los Angeles Woman Who--, , is Facing Charge. . Prosecution Taken Unawares When Defense Announces It is Through. BV OTIS M. WTLES. gfaff CeiTMpenrtent ef "The Times." (exi-i.ttivt: pistatch 1, SAX FRANCISCO, Nov. 80. The. Arhncklo case may be handed to the jury lato tomorrow afternoon. It will positively bo presented to th Jury before noon Friday. " Theso lacts were definitely established lato today when Arbuckle's attorneys: rested his defense and etpressed eagerness to refer tho case to. tho Jnrj without arguments. , The statrt demanded a four-hour argument and the defenso announced that It, too, would consume this much time. Tho closing of Arbnckle s derenso wns announced by Chief. Counsel Gavin McNab.-arter he had called only one rebuttal witness. Dlst. Atty. Brady and bis corps ot prose cutors. were dumfounaed. too prosecution naa gtraea' nseii .to meet the onslaught of a whole flock of rebuttal wltnessess, but the defense only announced It was through. MrN'ah was wllllnr to submit ths case to the Jury without argument. INTEND TO ARGUE. "We Intend to argue- the ease," old Denutv DIsL-Attv. U'Ren. The defense then said three hours would be sufficient, nut tne Mate aemano-ed at least four hours and won. "There are over 2000 pages of transcript In tho report of this case," U'Ren said, "there are 1400 pages of 'testimony which must be digested to place before the 'Jury. Four hours will be required to do this." . Attorneys U'Ren nnd Friedman will argue for the prosecution. Mc-Nab will present the defense side. He may be assisted by Nat Schmu-lowitz. . Tho morning session tomorrow will be taken up with the report of three medical experts who were assigned to determine whether or not tho'bladder.of.WIts Rappwwas healthy or diseased at the time ot ths girl's death, ' . MEDICAL. EVIDENCE. , Two "additional medical experts for theprosecuion.also are to present rebuttal! testimony for the prosecution. They were unable to appear In court today. After ths Introduction of their testimony and the presentation of the report, arguments will be opened. Mrs. I,ulu Corey was the lone rebuttal witness called for' the. defense. She took the witness stand this afternoon to rebut the. testi mony of Mrs. Mary Paulin, hostess at Wneeier Hot Springs, Mrs. Paulin had rebutted' the testimony of Mts. Minnie Neighbors. Mrs. Neighbors had declared on the stand that she had seen Miss Rapp at the resort last August. Mrs. Paulin testified that Miss Rappe had never visited the resort at all. Mrs. Corey supported the testimony ot Mrs. Neighbors. Mrs. Corey is In charge of' the plunge at Wheeler Hot' Springs." She stated she had rented a bathing cap to Miss Rappe. that she had seen the girl In the plunge with a. partv of young -persons, and hau's conversed with Mrs. Neighbors at that time regarding Miss Rappe. Judge Louderback at StS'an-nounced a receBS until 10 e m. tomorrow. REBUTTAL TEDIOUS. Rebuttals this morning fogged the entire trial nnd Inspired many yawns. In attempting to impeach (Contlnacd on Second Page.) - noceni in puonr. iiereioiure ne had contented himself with say Ing. "Show me my guilt." Today, however, he was showing more emotion than at any time during his trial. During the short aaaress ne made to the Jury. Landru 'de clared: "I have never killed any one; 1 am innocent. Jurors, uo your duty!" Famine Horrors Grow as Winter S trikes H angry. 1ST TABUI AND AJSOCtATTD MUSS. I RIGA, Nov.. 29. Famine horrors In Russia are growing with the approach of winter, ofncia! Bolshevik government' advices show-. In the Saratov region, where 339,000 peasants are listed as starving, even children have been without food five davs. tint many-persons nre going ma.l. Manv i.i-hihltnnts sre eating cut', c.irrion ami grnw. PUpslches to the Vn.-'i Nes Agency iwj many nvoinom ir bathing thslr hlldren I" j poion-nus extract nind from hep' wool. Imping It will Miiu about (heir dlh, J

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