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THE WEATHER Cloudy and colder tonight; Thnrsday, fair. THE NEWS RAL FINAL 46TH YEAR NO. 14,370. FRANKLIN AND OIL CITY. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1924.

THREE CENia CRUDE OIL GOES TO $4 ON FOURTH RISE FOR THIS MONTH imiiiimiimimiiiiii iiimiiimmiimii IHIIIIIIIIIIIIIlllliiiiiilllllllllllllllllllHIIMll iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinif iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiii CRETARV FALL POCTOKS EXAEffllKlJE EK-BE OIL MEN LOOK FOR PRICES TO CLIMB HIGHER DOHENY IS ON HAND TO GIVE MORE DETAILS PANORAMIC VIEW OF WYOMING OIL FIELDS AND TEAPOT DOME Teapot Dome Case All At a Glance OPPOSED TO FALL TAKING FULL BLAME TenrCent Premium is Still Paid by Banks Business Situation Throughout this Section Improving Rapidly. 7 INCREASES SINCE DEC. 14 Four dollar oil made its advent 'this morning with the opening for business of the Seep Purchasing Agency of the South Fenn Oil Co. when 25 cents was added to the posted price for this famous1 product. This was cheering news not only to producers, but to every line of endeavor in the Oil Country.

All grades of Pennsylvania crude were marked up 25 cents while Cabell, a West Virginia product, scored an advance of 15 cents as did Somerset Medium End Somerset Light. Corning and Ragland were the only two eastern oils that did not figure in the advance this morning. The market for today is as follows: Penna. Grade Oil, N. Y.

Transit Co. Lines Bradford District National transit Lines Penna. Grade in National Tran- sit Lines Penna. Grade Oil in So. West Lines Penna.

Grade Oil In Eureka Lines Penna. Grade Oil in Buckeye Lines 4.50 4.00 4 00i 4.00 i Lines 1.65 Cabell Grade Oil in Eureka Lines Somerset Medium In Cumberland Lines Somerset Liirht. in Cumberland 2.05 Lines 2.35 Ragland Grade in Cumberland 11 WASHINGTON. Jan. 30.

Here is the story in skeleton of the Teapot Dome and other naval reserve leases. On May 31, 1921, President Harding, urged by Secretary of Navy Denby and Secretary of Interior Fall, transferred the navy oil reserves from the Navy to the Interior Department. On July 21, 1921, Fall and Denby for. exploitation of reserves 1 and 2 in California. April 7, 1922, Fall and Denby signed leases with H.

F. Sinclair for Teapot Dome reserve, A 9.4Sl-acre tract in Na-. 'be Senate Investigation Committee to-tronah county, Wyoming, containing day under oath that Fall was suffering roughly 22,000,000 barrels of oil. from nervous exhaustion. The mem April 15, 1922, the Senate, having of the committee questioned Here's why they call the now famous Wyoming oil field the "Teapot Dome." The picture just above shows the peculiar rock formation brought about by erosion, from which the district draws its1 name.

Right above is a panoramic view of the oil field which is now very much in the limelight as a result of the Senate's probe of the conditions under which this portion of the naval oil reserve was leased to private interests. The Teapot Dome field is in central Wyoming, mainly in Natrona county. J-ines 1.00 by David B. McCalmont and C. Ed- At today's figure Pennsylvania oil war(i Salter, of the Franklin con-is? selling at the highest price that has tingent, who were understood to have obtained since February 15, 1923 where made some caustic criticisms of the Oil ANDERSON IS CONVICTED OF FORGERY CHARGE; DRIES TO HELP IN FIGHT TO AID HIM J' OIL CITY ATTITUDE Ihl IAD PROBLEMS Interesting Letter from William Parker Made Promise Nothing i Would Delay Polk Road.

I UP-RIVER CONTROL ALLEGED The News-Herald Tuesday carried an account of, the decisions arrived at, at the g00(i roads meetin on Monday af ternoon, without- 'ietails as to just what was said by the participants in the conference. A great deal of interest has been ex- pressed in some of the unreported speeches, particularly in remarks made oitv attitude. The remarks of these! gentlemen are accurately" represented! in tho following narasrraDhs from the i reporters' notes: David B. McCalmont took strong ground against the Oil City attitude on the subject of the 8um of money that Franklin is called upon to' raise toward the cost of (he road from Polk borough to the Mercer county line, Reads Mr. Parker's Letter.

Mr. McCalmont began with the reading of a copy of a letter from Attorney William M. Parker of Oil City, to Frank E. Hedley, Secretary of the Franklin Kiwanis Club, written by Mr. Parker without any suggestion from anybody that he should write ir, asserting that he would in good faith refrain from bringing up anything that would tend to interfere with the letting of the contract for the Polk-Mercer county road at the same time as the contract for the Plumer-Pleas-antville road.

Mr. Parker, in this letter, stated that he was writing it because he had heard that there were reports current in Franklin that he was going to interpose objections that would cause 'lay in the paving of the Polk-Mercer comity road, and that the letter was written by him in order to brand those reports as incorrect. Continuing, Mr. McCalmont asserted that the present Board of County Commissioners is controlled from Oil City, and that the situation is this: If Oil City says we can have the Polk-Mercer county road we can. If they say we can't have it, we can't.

The political control of the county has passed from Franklin to Oil City and if. the Com-J missioners say that we mutt raise ft sum of money before they will build this road, then we must. Mr. McCal mont said that Franklin people, if they want the road, will have to "dig down," and added that he is ready to iIa if in nrAr tt trM hn rnnd. He snid (that it is entirely unjust and unfair that Franklin should be called, upon IS ROUNDLY SCORED NEW YORK, Jan.

30. Prominent ries" and divines, reformers and rectors of leading New York churches, and other supporters of the Anti-Saloon League flocked to the support of its state superintendent, William H. Anderson, convicted by a jury last night of forgery in the third degree. "This is just the beginning of a great prohibition fight in this state," Dr. Charles Ross, pastor of Anderson's Central Methodist church in Yonkers, declared.

MORE TO THE CASE THAN BELIEVED. Throughout the city, as news spread of Anderson's conviction, opinion was unanimous that there was more to the case than the technical forgery charge. "Bless the boys on the jury," exclaimed a ruddy faced traffic policeman at a Fifth Avenue crossing, and even women attending the Kansas Society dinner at the McAlpin, supposedly natives of one of prohibition's parent states, agreed "Anderson's conviction was a good thing." The Anti-Saloon League superintendent faces a sentence of from 24 to 5 ears' imprisonment. Physicians Who Have Been Attending Fall Say He is Suffering From Nervous Exhaustion and Can't Testify. DOHENY WILL PRESENT N0Ti BULLETIN: WASHINGTON, Jan.

30. Sec retary Denby approved a policy of using royalties from Teapot Dome and Elk Hills naval oil reserves for a program of building naval oil bases to cost $50,000,000. This was revealed today before the House Naval Affairs Committee which plunged into an investigation of the legality of the Navy converting the oil royalties for a building program instead of turning the money into the treasury. By PAUZi B. MAlLOir, United Frees Staff Correspondent, WASHINGTON, Jan.

80. The Senate Public Lands Committee todav de cided to appoint three medical experts to determine the actual condition of former Secretary of the Interior Fail, central figure in the naval reserve oil scandal. Physicians who have been attending former Secretary of Interior Fall told L. summing every ce tail of Fall's illness. The physicians again suggest that a sub-committee go to the home of J.

W. Zevely, Sinclair attorney, where Fall Is staying and examine him there. While the committee is not anxious to carry out this suggestion, it was indicated that some members believed it is advisable to go to ooe Fall if he is unable to appear within a few days. Committee Won't Comment. All members of the committee refused to comment for publication on the tea-tiony of Fall's physicians.

One member of the committee, however, privately said "There has been much lying about this case that we are almost afraid believe anyone." If it is found that Fall is too ill to appear before the committee, either one or two courses will be decided upon. The committee will either go to his bedside to take his testimony or drop the examination for the time being. Doheny Springs Surprise. WASHINGTON, Jan. 30.

E. 1 Doheny appeared unexpectedly at tlie senate onice building shortly before noon today and asked permission to be heard by the naval oil lease investigating committee. While Doheny declined to give the reason for his appearance, It was understood he intends to present Fall' note for the $10,000 loan he made the former Secretary. Dissension Threatens Today. Dissension between Congress and President Coolidge today threatened seriously to delay the promised clean- -up of the naval oil leasing scandal ami to convert into a partisan political squabble what started out to be a nonpartisan effort to bring out all th facts and remedy any wrougs'commit-tee in connection with the leasing of Teapot Dome and the California reserve.

Three definite points of dissension cropped up between the chief executive and the "scandal'' investigators at the capital 1 Announcement by Bascom Slemp. secretary to the President that Coolidge's special counsel, named last night, would go to work before being confirmed by the Senate. 2 The defl of Secretary of the Navy Denby, who reaffirmed his sanction of the oil reserve leases and made light of the threat of Congress to impeach him. 3 Efforts of Administration leadijfs under personal direction of President Coloidge to "tone down" the Walsh resolution calling upon the President to appoint prosecutors. DENBY IS NOT AT ALL SORRY ABOUT MAKING OF LEASES, HE WASHINGTON.

Jan. 30. "I am so convinced that I did the right thing in making the naval leases I would do it aixain tomorrow." Secretary Denby declared emphatically after leaving the Cabinet meeting at the White House pyesterday. He added that he had not resigned. "There is no question whatsoever in my mind but that the best Interests of the public was served by the leases as made." IVnhy continued." The question in vol veil is so much bigger than any individual that I would advocate ninklce these lefiws.

If I knew it would force my removal." This Is the arst statement Denby has made since the demand for his resignation was made and coming as it did directly after leaving the President at the reiular Cabinet session, it was taken that the course the Secretary ha taken doubtless carried the approral of Mr. Coolidge. "I want to say emphatically that Colonel Roosevelt Is in now way in- vol veil In these the Secretary jcontiuued. "I take fullest responsibilitr for 'thorn myself." Conservationists Want All Who are Guilty Punished Contend tX-beCretary WaS Victim Oil the Oil Interests. OUT TO OUST SECY DENBY By ROBERT J.

BEJTDEB, TJnltud Prsas staff Correspondent. Copyright, 1924, by United Fres Association. HARRISBURG, Jan. 30. "Don't let all of the guilty be washed In the blood of Fall." This Is the cry of Conservationists, who fearing that the Senate oil lease probers may rest content with "getting" the former Secretary of the In-terior, demand that Congress and the Administration clean up the whole conservation mess.

Albert B. Fall, they contend, is Only the means finally utilized by the oil interests, toward accomplishing a purpose unsuccessfully sought for 10 years. Since the days when conserva tion of the nation's natural resources first became an Issue they declare there has been relentless effort to break through the barriers designed to guard these resources from looting and ex ploitation. The Conservationists have a very definite program which they believe would free the nation's natural resources, from the bogey of attack for all time. 1 Cancel the Fall oil leases and return the naval reserves to the ftavy Department.

2 Oust Secretary of the Navy Den by, first, because he sanctioned transfer of the oil reserves from the Navy to tlie Interior Department and second, (because he transferred naval experts on resources because they were not amenable to the aims of Fall and Denby. 3 Oust Attorney General Daugher-ty, first, because of his failure to protect the government against what they regard as illegal oil land leasing by Fill and, second, because he called off a government 6ult to reclaim a sectiun of oil land In Naval Reserve Number One, aold to the Standard Oil Company and constituting the key to the ultimate lease of this district. Splendid Tribute Paid Well-Known Franklin Man Wealth of Flowers Sent to Home. The final impressive tribute of Franklin Cammandery, No. 44, Knights Templar, In uniform, and of countless friends and relatives wae paid this afternoon as W.

H. Oox. familiarly known as Harry Cox, was buried from his home, corner Elk and 11th streets. Few funerals which, bare been held in Franklin In recent months were so expressive of the high regard in which a fefllow citizen had been held. Members of the Franklin Club, of which the deceased had been a member, attended the services in a body, and there were representatives of other organizations, including the Kiwanis Club, to pay final tribute.

Many friends from a distance arrived at noon to pay homage, and the living room of the Cox home in which the body lay was gorgeous in its array of fkrai beauty tribute in itself of the high esteem in which Harry Cox ihad been held. The services were in accordance with the Templar ritual, with Rev. Dr. Benjamin B. Royer assisting.

Tho pall-bearers were Knights Templar in- cuding: W. D. Doyle, C. Edward W. Palter.

Dr. E. Thompson. Ir. J.

Irwin Zerbe. Donald Glenn, E. D. Jor- dan. J.

C. McMuHen and G. II. Jedele, Yihe last named of Stoneboro. Interment was in the Franklin ceme-1 itery i CANDY SOCLAL.

Given by Dames of Malta, Thursday evenine at 8 o'clock. I. O. O. F.

hall. Everybody invited. it 4- 4- 4- February th is loeky. ALJA Coming? 30 Jan It I Hl Fight to Keep Anderson Out of Jail is to Be Launched Without Delay NEW YORK, Jan. 30.

A fight to keep William H. Anderson from jail will be launched tomorrow, counsel for the Anti-Saloon League superintendent who was convicted last night of third degree forgery and faces a jail sentence of from two and one-half to five years, announced today. Ex-Governor Charles Whitman and his assistants who defended Anderson will confer tomorrow on plans for an immediate appeal. heard of the Teapot Dome lease, which was not officially announced, asked for copies of all leases. Called for Investigation.

April 21, Senator LaFoIlette in a resolution called for a complete investigation. April 29, Senate ordered investigation. January 30, 1923, Senate Public Lands Committee hired experts to see whether it was true oil was draining put of TeapotDome. March 4, 1923, Fall" resigned from Cabinet. October 22, 1923, Senate committee began hearings, following report of experts.

October 23, Fall, before committee, said he was proud of leases. October 25, Denby told committee leasing was "a routine detail," he knew little about. December 27, Fall wrote committee he borrowed $100,000 from F. B. McLean, Washington publisher, to buy ranch and said he never got a cent from Sinclair or Doheny.

January 11, 1924, McClean, at Palm Beach, testified Fall got checks for $100,000 but returned them uncashed saying he had arranged to get money elsewhere. January 21, Archie Roosevelt and C. D. Wahlberg, Sinclair's personal secretary, told of suspicions that Teapot Dome lease was obtained by corruption, and Roosevelt said Sinclair had gone to Europe secretly. January 22, Fall subpoenaed.

January 24, Doheny said he loaned Fall $100,000 on unsecured note. January 25, J. W. Zevely. Sinclair's man, said he loaned Fall $25,000 and advanced $10,000 for expenses of trip to Russia.

January 26, President Coolidge an nounced he would appoint special counsel to investigate and to prosecute, civilly and criminally, any wrongdo ing. Doheny offered to cancel leases on California reserves. January Senate prepared to de mand immediate cancellation of leases. January 30. medical experts will be named to examine into the real physi cal condition of ex-Secretary Fall.

FREE GRIFFIS, WHO TRIED TO GET SLACKER WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. Corliss Hooven Griffis, former American army lieutenant, who was jailed iu Germany following his attempt to kidnap Grover Cleveland Bergdoll, Philadelphia draft has been unconditionally released, the State Department was ofli-clally advised today. The release of Griffis had been the subject of considerable agitation in this country. Griffis was sentenced to 21 months in jail in Mossbach, Baden.

He had about six months to serve. The release of Griffis was absolute, according to information here, and was not to be conditional on the reciprocal release of any German prisoners in the United States. SINCLAIR IX LONDON. PARIS. Jan.

30. Harry F. Sinclair went to London last night. He i re- turning here this coming week-end. ALJA is Coming? 30 Jan It WORKINGMEN'S DINNER.

Ladies' Bible Class. Calvarv Baptist rhurrh. Third AAarrt. Thursday. Jan.

31. 11:30 to 1:30. Regular roaj.t beef dinner. Prepared for a large crowd. 29Jan2t Anderson's Story Queered Case.

A statement issued by George Z. Medalie, attorney, said the. defense counsel were convinced that had it not been for certain testimony elicited from Anderson in cross-examinations by Assistant District Attorney Ferdinand Peeora, the case "would have been stripped of most of high lights." The testimony referred to was An derson's story of receiving from John T. King, of Baltimore, and expending it through Henry Mann, and the letter's assistants, Johnson ami Green. It was learned that Whitman made strenuous efforts to keep Anderson off the stand but the latter insisted upon testifying.

Anderson was found guilty or oi'iier- lujf alterations in the books of the Anti-Saloon League to cover a transler (). Berstall Phillips, in accordance an agreement whereby part of the lat-ter's commission were split "50-50. uui uuiiue, wmt iu iuc a-ii vi torney with the story. it remained pegged until the following April. when.

at started downward with a cut of 25 cents on April 11 and con-, tinned to slump until November 13. when it reached a price of $2.35 a bar-roll. One month. later it started the. secta'cular advance which with increases made December 14.

Decehiber 26. December. 31j January 10, January 19 and January .25 and today brought it to the $4 mark. It is expected that the price' will still go higher as a 10-eent premium is stiil'i being paid by the banks. The business situation is improving rapidly and this coupled with the continued decline in production and the Mexican situation, which in its revoluationary.

state is shutting out supplies from that coun-1 try points to continued increase for the oil market. JOHNS-HOPKINS HOSPITAL BALTIMORE. Jan. 30. Fire broke cut at John Hopkins Hospital today, spreading so rapidly that doctors about to operate on two patients were forced to move them through a window.

Smoke 'poured through the wards, after the flames had attacked inflammable material in a store room beneath the operating room. Physicians and nurses stuck to their posts, quieting patients and preventing a panic. Two men were slightly burned. The telephone system failed, and the sending in of an alarm was consequently delayed. Firemen finally extinguished the blaze, after 25 nurses, asleep after nigbt duty, were marched out of an adjoining building.


Butler today threatened to resign as Director of Public Safety for Philadelphia if politicians attempted to interfere with his work iu running his police force. I'm sick and tired of my job and if you interfere witn me i turn in my keys and go back to the Marine Corps at Quantico. tomorrow, iuuer told a ward lender, a councilman, and a real estate assessor when they called, on him and requested that he reinstate a lieutenant he suspended. Butler said be had suspended the lieutenant for failure to show the prop- er soirit in his clean up campaigns n.t tnat tlie (lisrri.

UU1U 1 1.1 Rtav suspended until a licann on the vase was held. i VENIZELOSHASlUIT. F.leu- i ATHENS. Jan. 30.

Premier tW'ios Veuizelos notified the Cabinet late today that because of illness he resigns. Venizi ios, who ret tu ned to Greece pt the urgent request of hi- followers army and navy offUvrs. following cxpHision tt the Glmksbnrgs. has utTcred two heart attacks. He was married.

WANTED MEAN COTTON RAGS. Suitable for 6 rent p-r lb. NEWS-HERALD TRESS. i I to raise as sum of money to insure with LAST MINUTE FLASHES $30,000 FIRE SWEEPS MOTOR CO. PLANT IN CAMDEN.

CAMDEN N. Jan. 30. A nre swept inrougu uie ureenwoou ComDany building here today completely destroying four automobiles and The jury was out an hour and 40 minutes, and found Anderson guilty on the second ballot. Ex-Gov.

Whitman, the defendant's council, was to annouuee today his decision regarding an appsal. Ander son meanwhile was freed on $3,000 bail. IiACKAWANSA PRISON. time in years, some say in the history detained at Lackawanna county prison. one of the priMiiers.

has entered a plea who was shot to death in a pool roqm Station street, this morning. They are They had not been seen by friends since room was responsible. imaging 125 other motor cars. The lire started on the second floor of the hiding lrom an overheated stove. Grease and oil fed the flames, causing the fip.

tn Three alarms were sounded before firemen brought the blaze under control. EIGHT SLAYKKS HELD IN SCRANTON. Jan. 30. or the first of the county, eight slayers are now first rlom.

and are frw-inir Wh in paving of the Polk-Mercer county road, hut that this is the only way to get it. He said he was willing to give his share, but at the same time would feel as if he was being held up at the point of a pistol. Mr. Johnson's Answer. 'That speech is not worth paying any attention to." said II.

G. Johnson, though he did later enter denial of some or its statements. aicv-ai- Inont then added that the opinions he jjaj expressed were his own Individu auy anj tnat if they were wrong he: (s wiHing to be shown by the course, jho Commissioners will pursue. c. E.

W. Salter argued that there is' no agreement whatever under which Franklin people are bound to raise any sum of money to aid in the paving of the road in question. He recalled the meeting at the Franklin Club last i .1 1 t. 1. I I.

iul I.U.C-; some one made the sneeestion mat Franklin would raise $13.001 if the Commissioners would at once proceed jto bnild the road. All three Commis- sioners. Messrs. Tate. Gates and Keene.

were present and retired to hold a meetiiwr. At that meeting they voted the proposition down, and this, Mr. Salter said, entirely relieved i Franklin citizens from the promise or agreement made at that time on the condition of favorable action by the Countv Commissioners. Mr. Salter; said that for these reasons he would vote against the proposed compromise agreement brought forward by the sub-J committee and now before this meet ing for endorsement Mr.

Salter stated further that while he was opposed to the agreement, be was very much in faror of the road and would dig if he wis forced to by il City. "We nuirt- bsre the road at any cost" he raid. i I the electric chair. Michael Gafda ,19, to manslaughter for the dath of a boy argument. T7.0 WOODLAWX.

ROOMERS DEAD FROM GAS STOVE FI MES. WOODLAWN. Jan. 30. Two roomers were found dead from monoxide poisoning in tlu.

home of Joe Bakam on "an Oilv, 38, and George Bortan, 31. last Saturdav. A small gas rtove in the SHORTAGE FOUND, BIT RESTITUTION MADE, IN McKEESPORT BANK. HiCPlSBfRft Jan. 30.

A KhnrtnFB of ST4 in the Ppnnlp'u Rank nf jicKeport disclosed today by Secretary of Banking Peter G. Cameron, FoUowlng aa examination of the books yesterday, the arrest of James M. Baker, -dPred. Full h.n mad, it tti SKI JUMPING CONTESTS START AT CHAMOXLX TODAY. CHAMOXIX, Jan.

80. At the completion of the curling championship. England had totaled the greatest number of points and won the championship. The ski Jumping contests, the mot spectacular event of the winter games started today under the most Wal conditions. Thirty-three enntwftmits st rted out for the ehamplniuhip..

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