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mmm. r WEATHER FORECAST EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION so closely knit that one nation's suffering means suffering to all, says Increasing cloudiness and tcarmcr today; cloudy tomorrow Detailed Weather Report on Page 16. H. W. Nevinson Editorial Page. 5 M- MM Copyriit, 2222. by Tt A. S. AbeU Cat VOL. 172 NO. 29 55S?a?us S?SSS:iaJS1235.826 sundat 1 63,994 BALTIMORE, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1922. PobHsbed prrry week day by Ths A. S. AbeC Co. . En-tared a eoocvd-tSiss matter at Baltimore Postofflee. 22 PAGES 2 CENTS THE - ... J MM M M Clllffl forces TURKS' HANDS US TO STRAITS Informs Them Yes Or No Reply Must Be Given Today To Allied Proposal. DENIES EXTRA TIME FOR CONSIDERATION In Case Of Refusal, Demand Will Be Repeated After Other Issues Are Settled. Lausanne, Dec. 19 (Special Gable). British Foreign Secretary Curzon, peaking for the Allies, told the Turks today they would get no more conces-.-ions and could accept the Allied plan for control of the Straits or let the whole question (frop. This was the reply to the Turkish counter-proposals for Strait? regulation. The Turks must decide tomorrow. If they refuse the Near Eastern confer- in 1 i , I. i .:1i!ti tlin cTiofirtwr uve Will oe uruugui wimwi hjj. o" . .f a break. 1 Muni Yield Sooner Or Later. ! But the Allies say whatever happens. Turkey will have to submit sooner or Utor. It is declared that if they refuse the conference will not necessarily end immediately. Negotiations on the .itber issues will continue and when these are settled, the Allies will say: "You km, our proposals for a Straits settlemCiX Unless you accept, you must return to Angora without signing a peace." llt'Kink Jjxperts Go Home. Turkish resistance to the Allied plans dates from Saturday. On that day Lord Curzon told Isinet Pasha, chief Turkish delegate, there would be no bargaining ever the Mosul oil region. Turkey was prepared to yield somewhat in the Straits if they got concessions on the Mcsopotamian frontier. When they failed in this, they resumed the attitude of opposition. Now their Strain stand approaches the Russian nearer than the Allied. ' An indication that the Allie3 have given their last word, however, is seen in the fact that Admiral Keyes and Gen. Burdett-Stuart, the British . ex-"-.icrls. left today for home.. Turk;. AsU Guarantees. The latest Turkish demand is tor the-Allies to guarantee them against all aggression. They are afraid some European power might make war upon hem, and they are still more afraid of llussia, for they realize the Soviet Government is a very uncertain quan-uty. The Allies are trying to dissipate :bese fears. Unless this is done by to-luorrow, a deadlock will result and the -ntire work of the conference on this noint go for nothing. "What the Turks will do tomorrow is uncertain. They have changed" their minds before, and may do so again. Ueay Having? Accepted. The Allies complain the Turks already had agreed to the Entente plan. The Turks contend they never accepted anj thing, and indeed, Ismefc Pasha, ihcir chief delegate, always accepted proposals with the understanding that he reserved final decision. One of the hief Angora delegates said today: "Our experts are considering the situation, but there are several points covered by Ismet today on which we ximply . cannot give in. Turkey must have sufficient guarantees that she will be protected from attack. Calls Appeal Method Alsmrd. "The machinery for appealing to the League of Nations is absurd. It would mean a delay while, perhaps, Constantinople is being attacked and captured. We must have the individual and collective guarantees of the powers signing the treaty that any violation of the demilitarized zones will bring them to our assistance." The Turks insist on the right to de-tend the European shores of the Sea ,.f Marmora. Lord Curzon flatly refused, who declared no nation "is so wrapped up in protective guarantees and means of defense as Turkey." Radian Proposal Rejected. Then Ismet asked for time to consider the Allied plan. Again Lord Curzon said no, and would not even allow the two days which Ismet asked. Finally the Turkish delegates consented to meet the Allies tomorrow. The Russian demand for consideration of their Straits plan was curtly rejected. Lord Curzon saying only that Foreign Minister Tchitcherin wanted to make the Black Sea a closed Bea and the Allies would never consent. M. Tchitcherin pointed out that he had modified his proposals "to meet the United States idea of beneficent warships" and "permit light warships to pass on pacific missions." Copyright, 1922, by N. T. World. Plan To Close Baltic. London, Dec. 19. The Russian Soviet Government, The Times learns, is taking steps to gain adherents to the idea oi: converting the Baltic into a closed Ka as regards warships of all nations except those whose shore lines touch the Baltic. . . HENRY FORD IS HERO TO BAVARIA FASCIST I Radicals Suspect American Pacifist Of Financing Nationalist Movement. Berlin, Dec. 19 (Copyright ). Henry-Ford ideal type of National Socialist. That is the way Bavarians who belong to the German "Fascisti" party regard the manufacturer. His picture adorns many a National Socialist home and headquarters and no outsider's name is so frequently mentioned in their dis---cussions as his. Consequently Bavarian radicals have come to suspect him of financing the fire-eating "Fascist" movement. The Socialist organ, Vorwaerts, even comments: "It would be interesting to make an official investigation to see if a pacifist like Ford would really finance militarists like Ludendorff." Mr. Ford i3 in peculiar company. Other idols ' of the National Socialists are Adolf Hitler, their pugnacious leader; General Ludendorff; Captain Erhardt, under arrest for participation in the Kapp revolt, and Commander Rossbach, chief of the movement in Upper Silesia. SCRAPPING DELAYED BY U.S. AND JAPAN Destruction Of Capital Ships Awaiting Promulgation Of Treaty, Denby Reports. DATA SUPPLIED TO HOUSE Bolh Nations Have Stopped Work-ins On Building; Programs Of Bis Vessels. Washington, Dec. 19. Responding to a House i-esolution, Secretary Denby transmitted to Congress today the information in the hands of the Navy Department on the status of warships scrapped under the terms of the Washington Arms Conference naval treaty or otherwise disposed of by the signatories since the adjournment of tao Conference. The report showed that neither the United States nor Japan plans to complete the scrapping of any existing capital ships, at least pending promulgation of the treaty, although both nations have stopped work on large building programs of capital ships. Great Britain, on the other hand, was shown to have disposed of or to be disposing of a very considerable number of older capital ships. V . S. Has Sold Two Ships. The United States, according to the report, in addition to suspending work on vessels under construction under the treaty, has decommissioned all completed ships affected except the battleship Connecticut, which soon will be placed out of commission, and has sold the Maine and the Missouri, which actually are being broken up. Great Britain, Mr. Denby said, had at the time his information was gathered, but which was not indicated, broken up three capital ships; sold to be broken up, seven ; sold but not dismantled, one ; completed mutilations on two and was engaged in mutilating six others. The Australian Government, he added, had decided to scrap'the battle cruiser Australia. Japan Does Preliminary Work. Through her Ministry of Marine, the Secretary continued, Japan "had stated that while work preliminary to scrapping will be done, the hulls will not be broken up or sunk until the treaty has been ratified by all the powers." Certain preliminary work involving removal of guns, turrets, armor and engines was being done, he said, on seven capital ships, three others had been placed in the fourth reserve and work had been suspended on six. Work on two others was proceeding with the evident inten- Continued on Page 9, Column 2.) 48 Gotham Derelicts Gladdened By Mementoes For O. Henry Money Derived By Daughter From Story About Father Distributed Among Waifs And Strays Of City. New York, Dec. 10 (Special). O. ! Henry wished 50 derelicts a merry Christmas tonight. Forty-eight, to be more exact, because there was a policeman, who got a double greeting and he was scarcely a derelict. Many a night, and pesliaps on a Christmas Eve, too, O. Henry spent on a bench in Madison Square. He wrote a volume called "Waifs, and Strays." He had a tender feeling for the down-and-outer. So when his daughter, Mrs. Margaret Cesare, lately got a check for writing a magazine article about her father, 6he sent it to his old friend, William Van Der Weyde, and asked him to go up to Madison Square some night and give it to the waifs and strays up there. First To 72-Year Messenger Boy. i Van Der Weyde braved the zero weather tonight, accompanied by William Johnston, another old friend of O. Henry. Van Der Weyde had the money 50 new $1 bills. But they were the only ones in the park. They waited 10 minutes and finally a telegraph messenger "boy," age 72 or thereabouts, hurried past them, his face o SURVIVOR TELLS JURY STORY OF HERRIN SLAYING Ex-Timekeeper At Lester Fails To Identify Clark As Leader. RAN GANTLET OF LEAD IN ESCAPING Witness Admits Military Preparations By Strip Mine Operator. From a Staff Correspondent. Marion, 111., Dec. 19. Robert Officer, who was timekeeper at the Lester mine when the attack by the union miners occurred last June, and who survived the slaughter that followed, was called to the stand today by the . State in the first of the Herrin massacre trials here today. Officer was the only witness examined, and will be recalled tomorow. The State questioned him about the attack and about the massacre. He told particularly of how the miners stood 48 victims up in front of a barbed-wire fence in the woods back of the power house near here, told them to run, and then poured a fusillade into them as they were struggling through the fence. Escaped And Hid In Brush. j Officer told how he escaped and how he and two companions lay hidden in the underbrush all that day while parties of miners were scouring the woods for the survivors. One of the searchers stepped within a foot and a half of his head, Officer said.. On cross-examination the witness said he, was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, taking a bachelor of science degree in 1920. He is now working in a mine at Greenville. Ky., in which Lester, who formerly a operated the Herrin mine, is interested. At least one other survivor of the massacre will be called by the State, it is expected. He is Dan O'Rourke, one of the six men who were roped together in the Herrin cemetery and shot down. O'Rourke was left for dead. He arrived in Marion late yesterday. . - - Cannot 'Identify Clark:. ' A striking feature of Officer's testimony was his failure to identify Otis Clark, one of the five defendants, as leader of the mob and as the man who harangued them while they were marching their prisoners away from the mine, urging that they all be killed. Officer said he saw this man plainly. He could not recognize the man in the courtroom, he said. The State finished its examination of Officer after the noon recess. On cross-examination by George Stone, of counsel for the defense, many points of the defense case were more clearly indicated than they have - been hitherto. Mr. Stone sought to bring out evidence showing that William J. Lester, owner of the mine, and his superintendent, McDowell, had made their preparations for operating the mine as if for a military expedition. "This was a peaceable community before June 15 (the date the mine started to load coal in defiance of the union), and there was no disturbance that I heard of before the strike breakers and mine guards arrived," Officer said, under questioning by Mr. Stone. "The union men who had been working at the mine were fired on June 13. June 15 and 16 the non-union workers and armed guards began to arrive from Chicago." "Isn't it true that as early as February McDowell, the superintendent, went (Continued on Page 7, Column 2.) a color with his blue uniform from the cold. "Here," said Van Der Weyde, "Merry Christmas from O. Henry." "Thanks," said the messenger, grabbing the dollar bill and hurrying along. Policeman Gets Two. O. Henry's friends saw there was no use hanging around there, so they went to Bryant Park. There was none there but an enormous policeman. "I'm not crazy," said Van Der Weyde, "but do you know anybody we can give $49 to?" "Sure," said the policeman with a grin. He got one of the bills and an extra one on account of the grin. O. Henry wrote much about New York policemen and liked them. "Merry Christmas from O. Henry," said Mr. Van Der. Weyde. "Merry Christmas to him and minny of them," said the policeman. There was nothing to do then but resort to the lodging" houses. It was too cold outside. At - the Olive Tree Inn Van Der Weyde gave away 25 of O. Henry's dollars, and at Washington House; the rest of the 50 vanished, CHICAGO "BUDS?9 AS PROHIBITION AGENTS They Will Notify Regular Dry Officers Who Will Make Arrests. Chicago, Dec. 19 (Special). A' selected group- of Chicago's debutantes and youtfg matrons are to be enrolled as special prohibition agents during the holidays. They will not lay aside their fans and bouquets and actually "run in" the drinkers. They will merely detect the violators and then pass a sign to the regular prohibition force lurking in the offing, who will do the arresting on a John Doe or Jane Doe warrant. Roseoe C. Andrews, acting prohibition director for Chicago, is credited with the new strategy. It was reported that he had already sounded- out a number of social register folk and obtained promises of cooperation. "The people ought to be glad to aid the Government in enforcing the law," was his brief comment. "The prohibition law is part of the Constitution and must be upheld." ' HAYS VISITS REID; FINDS ACTOR BETTER Head Of Movie Industry Says Star's Mental And Physical State Is Improving. LOS ANGELES AWAKENED Publicity Given Film Man's Case Results In Campaign Against f V Drugr-Selling. Los Angeles, Dec 19. Will H. Hays, head of the motion-picture industry, late today visited Wallace Reid, film actor, at the Hollywood Sanatorium, where he is suffering a nervous breakdown and expressed the hope that Reid would soon recover from his illness. Hays met Mrs. Reid at the Sanatorium and accompanied her to the bedside of her husband. He shook hands with Reid, said he hoped he was getting along well and would soon be himself again and added that he had come to wish him a merry Christmas before returning East. . Reid Grateful. Reid thanked Mr. Hays for coming to see him and said that he appreciated very deeply the friendly spirit back of the visit. s : After the interview, which lasted but a minute or two, Mr. Hays remarked that the patient looked much better than reports had led him to expect. Reid spoke clearly, he said, his eyes appeared normal and in every way he seemed to be in an encouraging mental and physical condition. Publicity In Actor's Case Leads To War On Drugs Eos Angeles, Dee. 19 (Special). Wallace Reid may savev hundreds of his fellow "dopes" in Los Angeles. Because of the publicity given the movie idol's case, the City Council, the chief of police, and groups of ministers are preparing to wage war on the traffickers in drugs, not only in Hollywood but throughout the city. As a result of a petition offered the City Council today by the Methodist Ministers' Association, Chief of Police Oaks recommended that an - appropriation of ,$10,000 be given to a secret-service fund to investigate the narcotic traffic The recommendation was approved by the police commisson -and will be acted upon by. the Council tomorrow. lios Angeles Awakened. Los Angeles has awakened to the danger of the drug situation. One of the members of the narcotic squad es timates there are 10,000 drug users ini the city, and that every known brand of drugs is sold and used here. The police have a record of 500 dope peddlers, some of whom have served time, some of whom are now in jail. Every peddler, upon conviction, is sentenced to a year in prison. , Addicts are sentenced to indeterminate terms, usually from CO days to six months. Will Hays, overlord of the movies, declared the film industry would cooperate in every way possible with the authorities in the plan to stop the sale and use of drugs.. San Francisco Appeals For Wines And Beer Petition Sigrned By Officials Reaches Vice-President And Speaker. . From The Sun Bureau. Washington, Dec. 19. The first post election petition for a liberalization of thi Volstead act reached the Vice-Pres ident and Speaker of the House today from the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco, Cal. As a result of the recent light wine and beer referendum in San Fran cisco, which showed a wet sentiment of almost three to one, Congress was memorialized to amend the Volstead law, Petitions for light ' wines and beer have been received by Congress from time to time from individuals and or ganizations, such as local branches of labor unions, but this is said to be the first straight oat appeal In some months signed by the officials of the government i! ft large ciSxj. ASSERTS MONET SEEKS TO GDRB LIBERAL IDEAS Professor, Ousted By' Missouri College, Warns Of Organized Effort. , DESCRIBES DETAILS OF HIS OWN CASE Says Action Against Him Was Delayed Until After Endowment Campaign. Latest of Hie victims in the great controversy going on within the Protestant churches of America be-ticeen the liberal modernists and the orthodox fundamentalists is Dr. A. Wakefield Slat en, who teas dismissed December 14 from the faculty of William Jewell College, at, Liberty, Mo., because of the views set forth in his book "What Jesus Taught." Mr. Slaten beloio gives an authoritative view of the reasons for his dismissal. By A. Wakefield Slatex, Ph. D. In May my book, "What Jesus Taught," appeared. It was published by the University of Chicago Press. The book undertakes to discover the teachings of Jesus regarding civilization, democracy, hate, war and non-resistance, religion and Himself as this teaching is presented in the synoptic gospels, Mark, Matthew and Luke. The book views the Bible as the world's supreme literature, yet not immune to investigation. The Bible is to be studied as any other ancient literature is studied. Its sources are to be sought, its parallels in other literatures examined. Its statements are to commend themselves to the reader's reason and conscience before they can rightly become a form of thought or conduct. For a time all went very happily, but toward the end of the first quarter a cloud arose. An article was presented to the State Baptist paper for publication. It was a hostile review of my book. It found the , book "full of infidelity" ; it opined that "nothing worse, perhaps, is taught in the Univer sity of Chicago." It. urged the trus tees themselves and the Baptists - of Missouri to action. It would not be enough even for the . Baptists of the; State to withhold their money from the college, it suggested. j - 1 Time Given Trustees To Act. As a book review the " article was negligible, but as a polemic document it was well timed and well aimed. The editors were led to cqnsent to withhold publication and allow the r trustees to handle the matter quietly. A campaign for a $600,000 increase in the endowment was on, and it was highly desirable no controversy should arise that might injure it. The executive committee of the board of trustees met December 7 in Kansas City to consider the situation. I was asked to appear and reply to the criticisms of the book, stating my theological view3. The unanimous decision of the committee after the examination was that I should resign, as my views were out of harmony with those of the rank and file of the Baptists of Missouri. Xot Personal Issue. What does an incident like this mean j to the college teachers of America? The I issue is no mere personal one. It con-: cerns us all. It is an episode -in the desperate assault of what is known- as fundamentalism, or militant and reac tionary orthodoxy, entrenched in tradi tion and backed by abundant wealth, on the teachers in denominational colleges who have allowed their scientific train ing to temper their religious views. It is part of an organized effort to intimidate through the threat , of the withdrawal of financial support, influ ence by the promise of large gifts, frightened by hurtful criticism and embarrassed by the presentation of preposterous creeds for college faculties to subscribe to, until every teacher of enlightenment and modern culture has been banished from the denominational schools at home and on the foreign field and in our classrooms medieval darkness settles down. Still Legal To College. Were the trustees of William Jewell College influenced by the fear of the loss of financial support? I do not admit it. I believe they acted largely from religious conviction, sincere and worthy of respect, and only partly from considerations of expediency. My liberal views, however, would not have precluded me from any other chair nor have removed me from the chair of religion if criticism had not arisen because of the book. My loyalty to my college remains unabated. I want to see the endowment secured. I feel the same catch in the throat I have always felt as I see men tally the majestic hill-top crowned by the white, Colonial columns of Jewell Hall, a building that looked down on the quiet Tillage when negro slaves were tending tobacco In the fields about, and when volleys echoed from the hills and men. in gray and blue contended, and which will yetjook down when minds are free from the ghostly shadows of the past and the question s&ed on that old hill and In every college in the land, even the " denominational colleges, will be, not "is it orthodox?" but "is it Imperial Wizard Hints Klan Will Seek To Invade Congress Washington Startled By Dr. Evans Statement Regarding Legislation He Intimates Governor Allen's Defeat And Democratic Victory In Indiana Were Due To Order, Washington, Dec. 19 (Special). Dr. W. H. Evans, imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, in a statement tonight virtually confirmed reports which startled Washington early in the day that his real mission in visiting the capital is to lay foundation for an ambitious scheme seeking ultimate control of national legislation. Evans sets forth in his statement that the klan aims so to saturate the country with its spirit that "we can expect intelligent legislation from the Congress of the United States which will drag Uiown the white flag of supine inertia from our legislative halls and raise in its place the militant flag of red, white and blue." Accepted As Challenge. This declaration of purpose produced amazement among officials to whom it was referred and was accepted as meaning that the klan openly confesses its intention of thrusting its influence into Congress. The Evans statement was designed primarily as an answer to Governor Allen, of Kansas, following his debate yesterday in a hotel with the klan leader. 'The Evans statement follows: "It is indeed, a matter to be regretted that Mr. Allen, of Kansas, is not blessed with that keen sense of proportion which tells a man when he has been thoroughly defeated and repudiated. The recent election in Kansas wns an eloquent answer to the erratic appeal of the jayhawker Governor. Not onlv was Mr. Allen rebuked by the people of his home State but the great State of Indiana elected a Democratic United States Senator in answer to the impassioned appeal of Governor Allen for the Republican candidate and his bitter denunciation of the" klan. Scornful Of Allen. "It. is equally "sad and regrettable to contemplate the statement credited to Mr. Allen in the morning papers where the Kansas Governor is alleged to have said I sought ari interview with him yesterday. As a matter of fact, I came to Washington on important business and had no intention of wasting any DUEL CHALLENGE TO FORMER PREMIER Sent By Minister of Colonies To Paul Hymans After CHam- ber Debate. IB j the Associated Press. Brussels, Dec. 19. Minister of the Colonies Franck has challenged former Premier Paul Hymans to a duel. M. Franck sent his seconds to M. Hymans today after sharp words hatl passed between them in the Chamber of Deputies. The altercation came during a stormy period of the session which followed passage of a measure making Ghent University a Flemish institution. The vote is expected to bring a Cabinet crisis as the Liberal Ministers recently announced they had resolved to quit the Government if the bill was adopted. Close voting marked the end of the debate en the question, the bill being adopted by 85 votes to 83. After the Chamber voted to make the university Flemish, it voted on a proposal that the institution should be bi-lingual, using the French and Flemish languages, but this was rejected. Juvenile "Mob" Clamors For Santa Claus9 Freedom XInndreds Follow Arrested Kris Krlnsrle To Court And Magistrate Dismisses Him. New York, Dec. 19. Now, if you were a little girl or boy and were just about to speak to Santa Claus when a policeman took him away, what would you do? That was the predicament in which. 400 or 500 Staten Island young sters found themselves- this afternoon when Patrolman William Martin, of Tomkinsville, arrested a Santa Claus on a charge of blocking traffic Well, they acted, quickly and united ly. There were no leaders except the policeman and Santa Claus, but the children followed as though led by a pied piper. Only they weren't quiet; some cried, some cheered and some just yelled. But they all stuck to their guns and followed right to the police station, where Magistrate William Featherston was almost swept from his seat by the invasion. He dismissed the complaint against ' Santa, but warned him to get a permit for his work. $5 To Each Baby Born To Employe During Year Blonongahela Power And Railway Company- Announces Christmas Gift Program. Parkersburg, W. Va Dec. 19. Five dollars for every baby born to an em ploye during the year of 1923 was the Christmas gift of the Monongahela Power and Railway Company to its hundreds of workers throughout West Virginia. Company officials announced the plan today. The company will present each baby with a bankbook containing an initial deposit of $5 just as soon as the new arrival's name has been received at headquarters. The Monongahela company operates traction lines and power, stations in ttis city, Fairmont and other sections cJWesfc Virginia. ; : time .with Mr. Allen. Instead of holding the lengthy interview given out in the morning papers, I consented to spare Mr. Allen a few minutes. He said ho was heartily in sympathy with the klan principles, but registered some minor objections to the klan regalia. "It makes little or no difference what Governor Allen says and what he does means even less. The klan is here, and America has accepted it as the militant spirit of operative patriotism. The spirit of klan-kraft has enwrapped the United States in a mantle of love for country which designing politicians j cannot break. In a few years the in-! flaence of the klan will have so en-i gulfed the thought of the country that we can expect intelligent legislation from the Congress of the United States, which will drag down the white flag of t supine inertia from our legislative halls j and raise in its place the militant flag of red, white and blue, which, means the J thing nearest the heart of every real American. "Proves Justice Of Klan Kraft." "Petty and insignificant dissension widely scattered over the country only serves to illustrate the vast concert of approval. It takes a few men like Mr. Allen to prove the justice of klan-kraft." We are profoundly grateful to Mr. Allen for the sacrifice he has made in relegating himself to political oblivion in the stand he has taken to oppose those men of America who have pledged their votes, their money, their sacred honor and their lives if necessary to maintain our national honor un-impeached, unstained and unsullied by the foul breath of alien influences. "God give us men." Governor Allen left Washington last night. Mr. "Evans substantially confirmed that he told Governor Allen the klan would come out into the open, although he named no definite time, for the dropping of the masks. He said the mask is a part of the klan ritual which the organization will retain for the present, but which probably will be discarded as the time goe3 on and the order grows. TARDY STORK COSTS WOMAN YEAR IN JAIL Former Postmistress Sentenced For Part In $20,000 Shortage In 1920. Chicago, Dec. 19. A stork that did not arrive on schedule will cost Mrs. Irene McAuliffe Inks, former post-mistress of Franklin Park, a year in the Federal prison. Miss McAuliffe and Merle Inks were arrested at Cleveland in January, 1920, after they had disappeared simultaneously with the discovery of a shortage of $20,000 in Miss McAuliffe's post-office accounts. While waiting trial they married, and a year ago when the case was heard Judge Mack suspended the woman's sentence when told she was about to become a mother. Investigation recently ly the District Attorney's office showed the child never arrived, so Mrs. Inks today was committed to prison for a year. Brunen Murder Case Will Reach Jury Today Defense Introduces Convi.-i t Prove Powell Insane 3Iofer Corroborated. Mount Holly, N. J., Dec. 19. The fate of Mrs. Doris Brunen and her brother, Harry (J. Mohr, charged with the slaying of "Honest" John T. Brunen, carnival owner, is expected to be in the hands of the jury tomorrow. The defense has five more witnesses to testify and the prosecution will then proceed with the rebuttal. Many witnesses were called' for the defense today. Five convicts from the State penitentiary at Trenton, one from j the State Reformatory at Rahway and! several prisoners in the local jail werei on the witness stand in an attempt to prove that Powell was insane when he made his confession. Two policemen and a physician offered testimony corroborating the story of ilohr as to his movements on the day Brunen was shot. Harry Bentum, who was advance agent for the Brunen show, declared it was he who said : . "The man who bumped off John Brunen ought to get a gold medal." Hazel Brunen, daughter of the showman, had previously testified that Mohr had said this. Retrieving Lost Golf Balls Proves Paying Business $SSO Offered For Year's Concession. At Municipal Links in St. Ioais. . St. Louis, Dec. 19. Retrieving lost golf balls on the municipal links has been so lucrative to Matt C. Malley that he bid $850 for the 1923 privilege. This was made known this afternoon by the board of public service in annouLc-ing Mr. Malley's bid had been accepted. Mr. Malley employs boys to search for the balls. If found immediately they are returned to the owner. Many balls, however, are not found until the owners leave the links, and Mr. Malley pays the boys 5 cents apiece for these, repaints them and sells them for from 10 to 40 cents, it wa3 explained. PARKER ORDER OUT TROOPS Fl -. PROBE OF KLAN Company Of Louisiana National Guard Sent To Morehouse Parish. OPEN INQUIRY INTO OUTRAGES PROMISED Masked Men Kidnapped Five Residents, Two Of Whom Have Disappeared. Monroe, - Dec. 19. Company O. Louisiana National Guard, consisting of Co men and three officers, under the command of Capt. D. W. Cooper, moved out of Monroe today on autc mobile trucks for Mer Rouge, in Morehouse Parish, under orders from the adjutant-general's office at Baton Rouge. Although no definite information uf the purpose of sending the military company to Mer Rouge has been received here, it is Understood the troops were called out in connection with the situation brought about by the kidnapping last August by hooded men of five Mer Rouge citizens, two of whom hart-disappeared- Guard Open Hearing. One report was that the troops had been ordered to Bastrop, Morehouse Parish seat, where they were to guard the Courthouse there for 30 days, indicating that an open hearing into the kidnappings decided on recently -at a conference between Gov. John M. Parker and Attorney-General Coco would be held immediately. Captain . Cooper, who was ordered to Baton Rouge several days ago, presumably for a conference with Governor Parker and other State officials, returned at noon, but refused to discus the reason for the military order. In addition to arms and ammunition, the troops were supplied with provisions to last 20 days. Parish Reported Quiet. Mayor Robert Dade, of Mer Rouge, in response to a message as to cocdi tions there, stated tonight that there has been no disorders of any kind ai Mer Rouge or several months.: Morehouse Parisl- officials expressed surprise that troops should be sent into the parish, stating that normal conditions prevailed there. ' - The five Mer Rouge citizens, including Watt Daniels and Thomas F. Richards, the two missing men, were kidnapped on the night of August 24, by 30 or 40 hooded men. They were taken into the country and a whipping administered to at least two of them. Three of the party, including John Daniels, father of Watt Daniel?, were released and after wandering all night in the woods returned to their homes the following morning. Two aien. Disappear. Nothing has since been heard frotn . Watt Daniels and Richards. Parish authorities, assisted by citizens of Mer Rouge, instituted a search for the missing men which has continued sine? the kidnapping. Appeals by relatives of the two men were made to Governor Parker and parish officials, but all efforts of the authorities to ferret out the perpetrators have failed. Theories have been advanced that the lake near Mer Rouge may hold the bodies of the two men. One report current today was -that the troop.s ordered to Mer Rouge would drag the lake. Georgia Grand Jurors Will Appeal To Harding Atlanta, Dec. 19 (Special). The Ku Klux Klan'e persecution of the me?n-bers of the grand jury at Winder, Gu.. who recently vtf-ed indictments again r klansmen for nightriding outrages i daily growing worse, R. L. Woodruff, machinery manufacturer and grand jury foreman, declared here today. "I came to Atlanta," said Mr. Woodruff, "to notify State officials that the law-abiding citizens of Winder county plan to ask Federal assistance unless the State quickly acts. The breaking-point ha3 been reached. "The local authorities at Winder are either klansmen or klan sympathizer-and will do nothing. They laugh at us when we register protests. Governor Hardwick wants to help, but is haEd.'-capped on account of defective Stat laws. So six grand jurors are going with me in a few days to Washington. We will seek an audience with President Harding and put the situation squarely up to him. We do not believe the Na-"' tional Government realizes what i going on in our section of Georgia.'' CoTtrnnr' Hands Tied. Georgia law forbids Governor Hardwick to order State troops to Winder unless the authorities there certify that the situation is beyond their control, and they refuse to do this. The adjutant general has investigated and reported that Mr. Woodruff and other citizens are facing "the gravest kind of situation." Wcodruif said the Winder kia.n gets on the warpath nightly, beating u; white men and negroes- He declares iij

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