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k :vn TH« VOL.. XXVI—No. 240 tlytbertll* Courier,BUtbevWe Dally News, mwspAnH or NonifBAR. ARKANSAS AMD SODTHKABT HWOUKL v*WTe«d«. JBLVTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, jTUKSDAY, 'JANUAUY 7, 1930 • ~ i' =^' =-.-.-;r—: • _^_ : _ . . SINGLE COPIES-|W'BCENrar ; ;|| ARREST ORDERED IN MARKED TREE MURDER' Coast Guard, Borah, Flayed and Defended by Representatives. a leader of the cates. La Guardla's WASHINGTON. Jan, 7.—f/P)— The war of words over prohibition, raging for days in a series of statements from wets and drys, was transferred to the floor of the house of representatives today when Representative La Guardla, a New York Republican, made a direct attack on Senator Borah of Idaho, prohibition advo- remarks about drinking In 1 Idaho, the home state of Senator Borah; and the recent killing of three rum runners by the coast guard oH the New England coast., drew* Retiresten|ative Beedy, Republican, of Maine, Into the argument with a defense of the »uard as- "a splendid organization of men which Is standing like a reck." •-' Idaho Worse Than East The New York representative said Senator Borah, who recently has severely denounced prohibition enforcement, "takes It upon himself to criticize enforcement in other states when he might as well begin In Idaho." •He then gave figures to support his 'contention that Idaho compared unfavorably with states and cities of the 'east in law observance. The fiery New Yorker referred to the killing of three rum runners as "cold blooded murder" and lamented the fact that it was Illegal for American citizens to drink al- cololic beverages while "coast . iuardsment get crazy drunk on eonfliciatod liquor.'.' ."We might as well' enfon* ;this • iaw-or .thror \rp~«ir--liafi|Si,<««M Representative Beedy. He uid the welfare of the United States depended upon carrying out of. the duties imposed upon the coast guard. He said that La Guardia had 'not. presented the facts as they really were jn the shooting of the crew of the Black Duck. As .to.the drinking of liquor by coast guardsmen, Beedy said that "red blooded gobs" had gone aboard to unload the liquor. • Denies Officers Irjnirtd ' "They worked in the co!d and to relieve themselves, they drank some ol the liquor and two of them took. It "ashore and got in trouble," he said, .asserting that it was 'regrettable that the charge hi>d. been made that coast guard pincers' had been guilty, of misconduct. E9)kJy faid tji.') oily ordinary seamen and not officers were involved in court martial proceedings which grew out of the incident. . . .. "It," he said, referring to the cost guard, "is the crux of the enforcement problem." Representative GlHord t refcub-K- can, Massachusetts, asked Beedy, "Shall we encourage the coast guard to shoot rum runners?" Beedy replied, "They ought not to shoot them down recklessly." La Ouardla asked, "How long are we going to use force .to enforce a law that obviously is so unde- , slratle?" Beedy answered that the coast guard was doing its best to enforce the law and that it meant - business. A slight burn on his hand suffered while shooting a toy "cap" pistol Christmas, proved 'fatal to J. C. Bomard, jr., 14-year-old son ot J. C. Bomar who died of lockjaw at the family residence this morning at 5 o'clock. Only a slight flesh burn on the hand resulted from • the accident and the Injury was considered very minor, apparently not causing the youth any suffering, -until he became suddenly ill Sunday and ioek- Jaw developed from .the infected hand. The deceased Is survived by his father. J. C. Bomard, his mother, Mrs. W. K. Choat of Memphis and wo sisters, Mrs. Francis Grimes and Dorothy Bomar. Funeral services are Incomplete iccottlng to the Cobb Undertaking company, in charge of funeral arrangements. Osceola Hotel Fire S Be Heard; Answers to White Suit Filed. OSCEOLA, Ark., Jan. 7. —The civil division of circuit court which convened here yesterday morning adjourned late yesterday afternoon until Wednesday morning. Cases set -for tomorrow are the Maryland asualty company vs. Luxor a Gin company, and ben Green vs. St.' Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co., the latter a suit for settlement of the insurance on furnishings of the Beall hotel, which bumect here " Coast Guardsmen Admit Drinking Stolen Liquor NEW LONDON, Conn., Jan. 7 — W—Having pleaded guilty to intoxication from confiscated liquor, ten coast guardsmen were on their beats today awaiting review of their sentences' by Secretary Mel- Ion. Twenty-foor coast guardsmen were accused of Intoxication and fifteen with stealing llqunr December 29, when a smuggling crafl was captured in Long Island sound and towed to New London. The stolen liquor was found in coast guard barracks and aboard guard boats. Tetanus, Result of Cap Pistol Bum, Is Fatal ELECTRIC BUTE HTUL1ELP about" a year ago. Separate answers of J. T. One Cent per Kilowatt Reduction Also Will Affect Commercial Lighting. A rate reduction affecting resl- .entlal and commercial lighting, i^ well as combination residential Ighting, cooking and refrigeration, according to the announcement of C. V. Sebaugh, district manager of he Arkansas Missouri Power coni- )any here, will affect bills rendered February 1. This rate reduction .Sects a number ol towns In Northeast Ar- tansas and Southeast Missouri where the company operates. Residential lighting, which in thu past has besn charged at the rate >l 12 cents for the .first 5 kilowatt hours per room per month, will now be II cents, with a reduc- 'lon irom. 9 to 8 cents for the next i kilowatt hours per room per month. The will be charged at the rate of 4 cents per kilowatt hour per month, with the minimum monthly bill being In a similar ratio, commercial Ighting will now cost U cents for the first 30 Kilowatt hours per month, excess 4 cents per kilowatt hour per month, with the nhilmum monthly bill $1.50. The combination rate will be 11 cents for the first 30 kilowatt hours per month, with the excess 4 cents jer kilowatt hour per month, and the minimum monthly bill »3.00. The above are net rates, accord- Ing 10 Mr. Sebaugh, .to which u penalty of 1 cent per kilowatt hour will be, added if the bill is not paid on or before the 10th of the montn following that In which service is rendered. Fargason company .and Dave Clay were "'- ; . case-ot Q. ; L/ utTet : al v«," J. T. ftrgason et. al, a personal Injury suit In which damages in the sum of &f- 000 are sought for injuries. sustained by John Binford White, small son of Q. L. White, when : he was run over recently by an automobile driven by a J. T. Fargason corn- pay employe. Mr. White is represented by J. T. Coston and A. F. Barham ot Osceola. is attorney for J. T. Fargason Co. . Thursday Will be railroad ^lay and all cases against the St. Louis San Francisco riilread are set for that day, the number including inree suits growing out of the railroad crossing accident at Wilson in 19?7, when Mrs. Dud Brewer was killed, her son fatally injured and serious injuries sustained, by several other occupants of the car. The plaintiffs in these cases are represented by J. T. Coston and Bruce Ivy, and E. L. Westbrook will appear for the defendant. coast Jimraie Mize of Lepanto Freed on Collision Blame OSCEOLA, Art-Charges of manslaughter against Jimmle Mlze, 20, of Lepsnto, Ark. were dismissed after a hearing in Justice G. L. Waddcll's court her*.- Mije was held in connection with the automobile «ccident resulting In the death of Mrs. Dixie Vaughn and fatal injuries to Arthur Dill when the car In which Mrs. Vaughn and Mr. Dill were riding collided with a car drlzen by Mlze on the Little River road west of here on night of December 21, the Services Held Monday for Mother of Blytheville Man Funeral services were held at thfl Center Hill Church near Paragould, yesterday for Mrs. Sam Gwyn, 70, who succumbed at the family home in that city Sunday morning. Mrs. Gwyn was a pioneer resident of Paragould and lived In this city for two years. She is the mother of A. D. Qwyn, member of the local police force, and Bob Qwyn, also of this city. The deceased is also survived by her husband, Sam Gwyn, a daughter, Mrs. Harry Knott of Paragould, three sons, Vick and John Gwyn of Paragould and Lawrence Gwyn of Little Rock. The two sons who reside here and .members of the family attended the funeral services yesterday. Pigeon Malaria Cause Is Found b Queer Fly AMES, Iowa yPV-The heavy artillery of science Is being trained upon the pseiidolynchla maura. That, in case you don't understand science, is none other than a parasitic 2j with high teeth that bothers pigeons. The generals In this war are Dr C. J. Drake, Iowa state entomologist, and hU assistant, R, M. Jones The, first phase of the campaign Is now completed. Dr. Drake announces, and a course of treatment outlined which has been found effective In destroying the flies. They are described as "strange-looking" and they have a long set of teeth 1 They cause pigeon malaria. Playc For Uons Club Bring Reid of Evansvllle Ind talented pianist, who U visltine his brother, Atty. Max 1 B. Rea, entertained the Lions club with a tew selections at the organization's weekly luncheon at the Hotel Noble today. Furlow Reid of Henderson, Tcnn., another brother, was also a guest at the meeting! TO Dooms Amreican Naval Parley Group Guests at White House Breakfast Today. WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. (ff)President Hoover gave a stirring talk today to.members of the American delegation to the London naval conference and their techlcal advisers at a White House breakfast. This was the chief executive's last meeting with the delegation before its departure Thursday fbV the British capital, and it was the final gathering of the entire group before embarcatlon. Secretary Stlmson, chairman of the delegation, said after the breakfast that Mr. Hoover had given an Inspirational talk outlining the •general American position and reviewing the world situation which led up to the conference. The secretary said the meeting showed no differences of opinion among the group and that they would carry on as a unit. It was agreed that Mr. Stimson would be the sole spokesman for the delegation at London. Quick Return to Health Is Predicted For Taft WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. Chief Justice Taft entered Garfleld hospital today for treatment'-- tor bladder trouble, assured that relief would be obtained In a few days, when he would be able to go south for several weeks of rest. With his law clerk and secretary Mr. Taft worked several hours this morning. He had recovered much of his characteristic attitude and laughed with his customary chuckle Three Bales to the Acre These young Mississippi county fnimers nre not waiting for the farm board to solve the problem of profitable cotton production. They are members of 4-H clubs with records on their cotton projects [or 1929 of better than three bales to the acre,.which Is neurly ten times the average yield obtained by all tha cotton farmers of the country. 'Left to right! .with their acre yields, arc: Irene Rcdburn, 12 years old, Red Line, 1,570 pounds; Blanche Beall 18, Wilson, 1,570; Willie Cassidy, Hatcher, 1, 575; Elstner, Beull, 19,' Wilson, 1.577. Blytheville Store Company, Formerly Bertigs, Oldest Institution Here. The Blytheville 'Store company, one of the oldest department store-, In the city, will discontinue ' Ita mercantile business here as soon as the present stock can be saw. according U> Roland.Wolfort, mah- 'fc«. j . ' •! !••* : ..'• •: This move, -will not affect the company's gin or cotton interests, here/according to Mr. Wolfort, who says the Bertig gin will continue operation indefinitely; It is understood that the build- Ing now occupied by the store will be leased, probably to a similar business, as soon as the present tenants are able to vacate. The ' firm was organized in 1B02 by Saul and A. Bertig, .and operated under the •: original owner's names until three, years. ago, whro it was changed .'to the Blythevllle Store company. The store one time was the largest in Northeast Arkansas' and included .the present site of the. First National bank, corner of Second and Mom streets. Two Guests Parish in el Fire PITTSBURGH, Kans,, Jan. 7. (fl>j —Two guests of the Wick hotel here were burned to death and five other injured early today by fir? which forced 74 persons to flee from the hotel and which seriously damaged the 3-story building. Authorities were investigating reports that led to suspicion of a guest. Damage was estimated by fire department official at $75,000 and they believe the fire was purposely set. Report Albania in Revolt . Against Westernization ! BELGRADE, Jugo-Slavin, Jnn. 7. Ml—An unconllrmed.reporl reached Belgrade today of'the ombrcak of a revolution In Albania. The case of the revolution was reported to be resentment against enforcement of decrees by King Zog 'introducing westernized civilization. Cotton Compress Receipts Here Are Creeping Up ,.on Little Rock Total. The end of the present cotton season may see Blytheville second in total', receipts- : among all the compress points of the state, reports of the Arkansas Cotton Trade association indicate, x L^st season Blythevllle was fourth In total receipts, trailing Pine Bluff, Little Rock and West Memphis, but this season this city has attained a lead of over 25,000 bales over West Memphis and in recent weeks has been creeping up on Little Rock a( a rate that indicates that the capital city may be crowded out of before the last bale Is sent to compress. Receipts at Blytheville last week were 3,91-1 bales, the largest In the state, while only 1,890 bales were received at Little Rock. Following arc receipts last week and for the season at the leading point* in the'stale: Last Week Blytheville 3,914 Pine Bluff 2,333 West Memphis 2,148 Little Rock .. Walnut Ridge Fort Smith ., Helena 883 Marked Tree ... 768 Forrest City 784 Leach'vllle 766 Jonesboro 757 Earle 571 Eudora 545 LBNEJLlp Prominent; Mernber of Local Bar Dies at Here Early Today; , ; f Rnmscy Duncan, 68, prorntacnl member of the nlytiovillo barCaiul resident of this city slric« .IW3, succumbed nt his home. aU'Offlck- asuH-ta mid Eighth street* 411:30 o'clock this morning following' an Illness or several months' duration. Funeral services will b« held-Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the First Methodist church. "• :>':'•: Mr. Duncan was a native' &Hun- llngdon, Tcnn. He graduated, trow college lit Grand Junction,'Tcnn,, and- also was a graduate from the Atlanta Optical College at Atlanta, On., nnd WHS an ordained minister of the Cumberland Prcsbytev- lim church, having taken a tlieo- oglcal course nt Cumberland col- cgc, In Lcbuimn, Tcuu. While studying nt Cumberland, Mr. Dun:an also pursued the study of law, n which profession ho Inter cn- Bngcil for twenty-two years In this city. Mr. Duncan was married to Miss Anna Mooro on August 13, 1833, nt Troy, Tcnn. Before coming to Bly- ;heville he served as pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church nt Joncsboro nnd held several other Important pastorates. In 1902 Mr. and Mrs. Duncan moved to this city with Mr. Duncan being associated with J. W. Badcr In the Jewelry and optical business here. Later Mr, Duncan began the practice of law. Ho was .first associated with Henry Halnes, in the law firm, Hatnes and Duncan, and for eight years' from.1913 to 1920 served as deputy prosecuting attorney. In thii dU- trlct under Mi P. Huddleiton and later; T. W. Dav^, ;'. ' Mr. Duncan'was. regarded u 'one of the most able 'debater** in~UU' section and was counsel -iu, many Important lawsuits In this district, particularly the famous Carpenlter case, which Mr. Duncan prosecuted. After serving as proiecutbr he later was a partner with George W. Barliam, county Judge, and for several years has occupied rooms In a suite pf offices with E/E. Alexander, well known local attorney. Members of the Blythevllle bar will serve as active' and honorary pallbearers at the services to be held at 2:30 Thursday. The Rev. P. Q. Rorle, assisted by the Rev. Marlon A. Boggs will officiate at the services. The body will remain at the funeral parlors of the Cobto Undertaking company until Thursday. Besides his widow, the deceased Is survived, by one son, Elliott Duncan of Pulaskl, Term., and three sisters, Mrs. Wilson Enoclis, Mrr. Mary Gatton, both of Huntington, Tenn., and Mrs. Day of Jackson, Tenn. Royalty Gathers For Wedding at Home Tomorrow! 1 ROMK, Jim. l,-(/i>)_Mnrlc Jose prnpess ci Belgium, nnd Crown Prince Humbert of Italy tomorrow married Ixtfore oixs.of the niMt^brllllnni assemulngcs seen at »ny Euroiwnn court stnco Ihe »-nr, The ceremony win tnka plnco at the - historic Pauline cha|>ol, scene pf four comuols for (lie elcc- Mcn of R pope. H w-lll be the first time since 1023 tlml It Ima been user! for n royal wedding. Cardinal M u m, noted astronomer and Irng time friend of the Italian roynl family will perform the ceremony. The guests 'will number three kings. Albert of Belgium, Victor - Eimmnel ot Italy nnd Boris of Bulgaria. Tho queens of Bel- glum tuid Kaly nnd most «ll members of Ihe royal families of tho two nations will also bo present, us will the Duke of York, representing King George of England, aiid other royal members from vnrlciis ruling homes of Europe and Asia. 1,890 1,158 888 fireman LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 7. (/Pi— Fire that caused the death of ons man, a fireman, and Injury to nearly two score oners, destroying a million feet of lumber of the Mengel Body corporation, was brought under control today after more than five hours. Losses at »200.000. were estimated The man who lost his life wns The physicians attending him u - William Fatten, 34, of the said the recurrence of his ailment Louisville fire department. He was knocked from a crane when he and other firemen lost control of a hose, and fell to a concrete sidewalk. Most of the others Injured were overcome by smoke. froced him to submit to treatment. News of his Illness brought a flood of messages from friends all over the country. He was urged to rest at Blloxi, Miss, and Ashevllle, N. C. Blizzard Sweeps Down From Rocky Mountains DENVER, col., Jan. 7.—ypj—The Rocky Mountains were storm bound tcday by blizzards that stretched from the slopes of the Rockies touth through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Snow In Colorado resulted In the crash of an airmail plane last nl£ht, but no one was seriousjy hurt. Montana, Wyoming and Colorado For 'the Season 109,239 167,185 82,544 117,647 51.524 31,383 53,9«0 13,824 47,872 23,547 30,622 23,802 60,l/!7 Carson Lake Road District Buys Motor Highway Patrol; OSCEOLA. Ark., Jan. 7—The purchase of a new motor patrol bought by the Carson Lake Road Improvement District, which will _ be.operated by the county In the!Recover New Tires win In tnn (!••.•» _* _^. J .. .. . *,_ ._ l * *• ft 1V TT • ** %.1J Madame Currie Irks French Suffragists PARIS (#>-Mme. Marie Curie is not a woman's woman, assert suffrage workers anxious to enlist her patronage for the cause of votes for women. ' Not only does the famous lady co-discoverer of radium refuse to lend her name to any feminist propaganda, but she consistently falls to reply to letters addressed tc her by feminist organizations, according to leaders of the French Leage for Women's Rights. France's greatest woman concerns herself with helping women only when they are engaged in her o%n field. Then her assistance is Intellectual rather than material and she only tenders It to women whoso brains and determination have enabled them to help themselves. maintenance of roads In the Carson Lake District, was reported by County Highway Engineer, B. N. Wilson, at the monthly meeting of Believed Stolen Two new tlre-i believed to have county road commissioners held I been stolen were found in the r«ar here yesterday In.connection with recorded record snow falls for thelthe regular term' of county and year. In sections of Montana the'probate ccurt. which m nreslded thermometer registered as low as 25 degrees below zero. probate ccurt. which was presided over by County Judge George W. Barham. of the building on Second street occupied by L. O. Thompson, plumber, early this morning. The tires were turned over to police. Wind Holds Planes "Motionless" in Air CORONODO, Cal. (,r>— H isn't counts in flying, according to two speed always but direction that Rockwell field pilots. The two, Lieut. I. A. Woodring and Lieut. W. H. Casey, hod a till with a wind, and the wind emerged victor. i The pilots had taken off for i\ two-plane formation flight at 25,000 feetl altitude. Lieutenant Casey reached the height over the flying field; Lfeuttenant Woodring, wafted by the wind, reached it over Tijuana, Mexico. Propellers churned the air furiously enough to carry the planes 130 miles an hour. Half an hour passed. Casey was still motionless over the flying field. Woodring looked below to find himself still over Tijuana. They had been lacing a 139-mllo an-hour head wind and were forced TO TARIFF FIT 'White House" Ordered Sliding Scale Prepared Committee Learns. WASHINGTON, Jan. V document nsad j today before the Senate lobby committee aald R L. Purdon, sugar'expert of ..the department off commerce, had been asked by the White House nnd Senator Bmoot of Utah to work ou' a sliding-:scale for sugar duties. The. document was contained In a letter from W. H. 'Baldwin, publicity -man employed to work lo rates in ~tf>«. tariff; bill The letiejr said: "I am enclosing a highly con flc'enllal memorandum on the sliding scale* which you may be Interested In seeing." The memorandum «ald Purdon had "been asked by the White House to work out a practical sliding scale. His 'name must not be mentioned in-connection with the following information he has given. 1 Baldwin previously testified that he had been paid $1,800 a month for his work by Owens and that H. H. Pike, New York sugar broker had added a bonus of $1,000 monthly. Senator Walsh, Democrat Montana, sold the letter placed' Baldwin In a very embarraslng position. Willis Walker;;ManSoughl r 'J Is Under Arrest in Ari- : zona for Car Theft. . - - ••' • i LITTLE ROCK, inn.-7, yn^-Po- co at Phoenix, Ariz., wore notified by authorities today to hold WllUa" " Walker for murder hi connection wllli the slaying of a 'woman Iden- illed M Mrs. Lena Waugli, near 1 Marked Tree,' Ark., 'tour weeks ago" Walker Is heW at phoenix on a h itmrue of automobile theft. . .^. ; LITTLE ROOK, jiui, 7, (fit-En- : meshed in a Ungle of; clues and'-. eads, all promising ; but vague, olnsctt comity officers seeking to ". jnravcl tho mystery surrounding': ;he staying.of Mrs Lena Waugh,.35-'V rear-old divorcee, remained in tlt-' lle Rock today liynn effort to verity reports of n man telrig hckl for.;' theft of tv car bought by Mrs'' Waugh, ' •>., . This mnti, Sheriff A. H. Landers > believes, holds the key to the mystery. He and Chief Deputy Oi T Sullivan have checked Mrs. Waugh's movements from tho time she left '• a hotel h;ri* to her departure WU> a man fvom a-hotcl-at W^nne'Just. a few hoi'-j' before 1 her bullet.rid-"'. died body .vas found near Marked Tree. • . . . . -..-. --. The man b Willis Wnlkcr.^Dei partmcnt of Justice officers and Will Oriuiu, detective Inspcctqr-aV Memphis, 1 Itarnefl. 'this morning, that Walker was under arrest ati PhoehU, Ariz. Sheriff Liiiders wlr-/ «t Phoenix to hold the man fori him. A woman was .with him. Of-' fleers are confident Walker'wilt glv« '.a solution to .tjfie mysterious case, '. to descend to a lower altitude get together for the formation. to Says Frogs Could Live 100 Years in Rock Cell NORMAN, Okla. (fl—The theory that frogs can live 100 years more while encased Iu rock Is advanced by Dr. Charles E. Decker, University of Oklahoma paleontologist. Experiments with imprisoned frogs found in Oklahoma hove convinced him that they were /.ran one to 75 years old, but he sees no reason why they should not live much longer. Derlvltlves of <jalctum in the earth, Dr. Decker explains .solidify about a frog's body after 11 has dug down to moisture In seeking hibernation. In their rock-bound cell the frogs become blind, he has found. v:lth their bodies turning semi-transparent in time. Jailer and Prisoner Hurt in Attempted Break SACRAMENTO, Cat, Jan. 7.—yr; —A Jailer and a prisoner were suffering from severe wounds today and the county Jail was guarded by extra officers as the result of a riot. Sixteen inmates of tha jail', •felony tank" made n desperate but unsuccessful bid for their free dom last night as they were being locked in their cells. The prisoners were armed with a knife and a sheet of iron. A prisoner chargec with murder started the outbreak He grabbed a shotgun from E guard and flred. The warden secured the gun and returned th( ftrc, wounding the prisoner. Dog In Vet Hospital Has Service Record SAN FERNANDO. Cal. Plenty of socially snooty dogs have long pedigrees but Shep, a patient nt United States Veteran's hospltn No. 104, is one canine which hn; a hospital record set 'down in blacl: and white. His service record filed 'here, !r part, reads: Rank and organization—Private unassigned. . Character of Discharge—Received |» C. S. D. for flat feet, following meritorious service while on pa- itrol duty at Camp KeArney. Ad- jmltted to U. S. P. H. S. at Camp Kearney at his own request for the above disability. Continuously hospitalized until transferred to U. I S. V. H. No. 104, where he Is no:; i receiving domiciliary care I Diagnosis—085B-flat feet, nil 4; 0139—rheumatism left hind leg. Complaints—No ambition, tlreo easily, short of breath. Comment—This patient 1s cooperative, minds his own a flairs and takes no guff from an/one. BERLIN (/Pi— A women's track and field contest between Berlin and Paris Is likely to be held here. Negotiations are now being carried on between the two cities. A coroner's*' I rlveiflwUbji^Mto -'-trio • ? death near,-hero tSundny .of Elmer ' Sheeny, i Poplar Blua,- Mo',t.youth,' ' revealed; 1 today that lie waV, slain i "- nnd robbed of *33 while "beillnV/ his way" on a freight train from Watcher, Miss., to his sick mother-^ in Missouri. . . . ,.;-.>•'^' His mangled body with a bullet^ wound in the chest was recovered from the tracks of the Kansas City- : : Southern railroad near here. •:;:• A letter found torn to bit 200 feet from the body and pieced to^ "• gether by Coroner. Butler- bore a"". plea from the youth's brother-"at''-' Poplar. Bluff-to "please come ho'mo at any cos,t" to see his : dying mo- •: ther. . -, : ;^ .• The body was Identified! by^ihe " boy's employer at Natchez. Coro^.' ncr Butler believes he was shot.V, and robbed and his body.placed Wv." the track in a crude attempt tu / cover up the crime. .'-.'- • ••."•; Well Brillers In Iowa Drop Simplicity Of Old DES MOI.NES HP)—Mellow simplicity has fled from the well- drilling business. . . -•„.-. In the good old days the weir driller had merely to sit arid sln'£ or dream away the days, the while his bit tored into the earth's bowels In search of liquid to fill the cryslol cup. ,..'.' At a recent well' drillers' eori-. ventlon here the delegates were addressed upon "Relation of tho Geological Survey to the Driller," "Bacteriology and Chemistry of the Water Supply," and "Undersrounil Water nnd the Gliiclal Drift." Lunchstand Robbed Monday Night Report A small lunch stand, located on Second street near Bcrtig's Gin, was robbed of a quantity of clga- rcis and candy, and a small amount of money stolen last night, polic« were told today. • :, Officers are working on the cij« but no clues have been uncovered as yet, according to M. G. Goodwin, police chief. WEATHER ARKANSASr-Mostly cloudy an« unsettled tonight and Wednesday, with rain rr slest tonight In toutJi and east i>ortlons: colder tonight with col: ave In south and eest portion:, j::tlmied cold Wednesday. AccoriMng to the official weather obtervev, Kr:-r Smith, the minimum temperatine here j'csterdar was 48 degrees snj the maximum, M de- drces; cloudy and no rain up to midnight. On the a year ago the minimum temperature was 16 degrees and the .bAximum, 32 degrees; clear with southwest winds.

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