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1 TUK PRESS. Page Virer ifmmmpimmiiimmnimimmiiimiMmiw "wiimiiininmji'Nifiii; iLwUUltUUiHikiiiUliilaiWlUUililUUUiUtUlMtUa SECRETARY FALL PERSONAL ITEMS FIRE THREATENS M-f4t Funerals. Funeral of Mr. Dilts The funeral of Mr. J.

S. Dilts will be held Wednesday afternoon QUITSJCABINET Dana'Mcatll of Dexter was wlotteld today on business. in John i A. Tharn 'nf Vo, t0nshlp a visitor hero today. I' HI Hi Re' E3ta- Phone About the Last Chance On Oveixoats If you are interested in an Overcoat for this Winter bet-ter see us Right Now If you defer coming we'll not be able to help you very much Just a fewjeft.

$45.00 Men's and Young Men's Overcoats 1 1 $40.00 Men's and Young Men's Overcoats $29.75 $37.50 and $35 Men's' and Young Men's Over C. P. and E. A. Mnnnnr nf nnir are In Winfield on business today.

Miss Grace Headrick will leave tomorrow tor Manhattan where she will resume her studies at O. A. C. Mr. and Mrs.

Ralph Shanklin, of Wichita, returned home today after Malting Winf iold friends for several days. 'Notice Comrades of Siverd Post meet at Post rooms at 2 o'clock Wednesday to attend the funeral of Comrade Dilts. CHAS. A. ROBERTS, Com.

BUI derrick left last night for Washburn College at" Topeka. after sponding the vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W.

Herrick. Mrs. Mills O. Voris, daughter Katherine and sons, Ralph, Mills, ISON Texnrkana Holdover liurns nut Efforts of Firemen Over Ftomes anil lYlHon" ers Rescued. Texarkana, Jan.

.2. Fire originated early this morning in the rear of a three story building, the lower floor of which is used as the Bowie County holdover threatened to burn to death the six prisoners when the smoke and fleams made it seem impossible for the prisoners to rescued from the inside of the. building. The prisoners, five negroes and one white man, were rescued after the flames were licking down the walls on the inside of the big cell room. One negro, overcome by smoke, had be dragged out by his companions.

Imperiled Men Rescued Axes were used to break thru the brick walls into the colls where the prisoners were locked for the night. Sheriff Baker, who took office today had no keys to the holdover Constable Floyd who has keys to the jail left them in his office seemed were gutted within a few minutes of the time the fire started. It seemed for a time imposible to reach them as the entire courtroom floor was a mass of flames. Eforts to check the fire were diicult, owing to the lack of water" pressure. All prisoners confined in the jail were rescued.

Want Arguments Soon Washington, Jan. 2 The government in supreme court today moved to advanced arguments on PRISONERS coats $28.75 Men'sand Young Men's Overcoats $25.00 Men's, and Young Men's Overcoats $19.75 $20.00 Men's and Young Men's Overcoats rj i it- TanK- ms Geraldine Phil- i 1 XiiiPS. and Mr. L. Milwau- $15.00 Men's and Young Men's Overcoats As I if-' Will Resign March 4 to Take up Private lluxlnesn Again Second Cabinet Member to Quit.

Jan.1 2.recire-tary of Interior Fall will retire from President Harding's cabin et on March 4, it was officially announced at the white house today. He will be the second member of, cabinet to resign President Harding's administration, Will Hays having retired to become head 'of the nations motion picture' industry. Takes Up Own. Business The president offered Fall a po sition on the supreme court succeeding Justice Pitnoy, it was said, but Fall doclined to accept this position. At- the white house, it was stated that Fall was insistent upon returning to his private business interests which he has long neglected because of public life and service in the senate and cabinet.

It was believed, however, that President Harding's recent decision to support to the conservationists In their fight against Fall's plan to gain control forest reserve of the country by having the forestry bureau transferred from the department of agriculture to the department of interior played some part in the secretary's determination to retire. There was no indication as to who would succeed Fall as secretary, of the Interior. ING PLEADS SELF DEFNSE Kansas City, Jan. 2- Wrlght Whitely is in the hospital, not expected to live, and his next door neighbor was held by police, following a shooting here today. The wives of the two men are said to have had a disagreement six weeks ago.

The estrangement grew rtore acute until it culmi- nated in the gun battle today. The shooting occurred in front of the two homes. Phillip F. Cor or the houses and made tne ra mous 'hip-pocket move." barrel. the series of suits brought by thejMAX HEU AFTER SHOOX, oys $12.50 Boys' at $13.50 Boys' at $16.50 Boys' at $18.50 Boys' at federal trade commisison to konck out the practice of big oil companies in leasing curb pumps at a nominal rental, to include retail dealers to handle their products.

Could Not Be Heroine Muskogee, Jan. 2 (U. Dianna tried to be a heroine but no one would believe her. A large barn here would have probably been saved had the own-1 ers been able to understand dogi language. I Dianna, a young setter, discov- doll, who is being held con-ered the fire first, and by barking, I nection with the affair claimed he tried to attract attention.

She' shot in self defense. He claims was quieted several times. Finally Whitley called him out in front Men's and Boys' Sweaters Coats and Pull-Overs Sweater Coats or Pullover $9.75 $10.00 Sweater Coats or, Pullover $7.95 $8.50 Sweater Coats or Pullover $6.75 $7.50 and $7.00 Sweater Coats or Pull-over $5.95 $6.50 and $6.00 Sweater; Coats or Pull-over $4.85 $5.00 Sweater Coats or Pullover $3.95 $10.75 Overcoats $9.75 Overcoats $10.75 Overcoats Overcoats $13.75 ISM pf-' -1 SB1 ii fpl mm. funeral of her brother James Maine. Mr.

Maine died Sunday morning. a m. fS3 W' P. 1. ROSS BY.

RADIO Former S. ProfeiMOr WU1 De. liver Lecture for K. tt Star Droadrastlng Station, Tonight Winfleld friends will be interested to know that an opportunity to hear Prof. F.

B. Ross Is offered them for this evening. Prof. Ross has been invited by the Kansas City Star to talk for its Tuesday Educational radio program. Ills subject wilL be "The Wellington Home Foun dation." Winfleld radio fani should tune in between six and seyen o'clock and hear Prof.

Ross. A musical program will, occupy a part of the time. 1 S. Baker of Coffeyville, returned tq her home yesterday after visiting here a week with her cousin, Miss Emma Pugh. While here Mrs.

Baker and Miss Pugh visited several days in Ponca City, Oklahoma with their brother and cousin, E. R. Parsons of the Marland Refining Co. Surprise Party. Mr.

and Mrs. Albert Janke were delightfully surprised Monday evening, when a few friends gathered at their suburban home, southwest of town. The evening was spent socially and with music. At a late hour coffee and cake was served. Those present were Mrs.

Doret-ta Dorn, Mr. and Mrs. H. Detmer and daughter Viola, Mr. and Mrs.

Carl Kukuk, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Porth, Mr. August Porth, Mr. and Mrs.

H. W. Porth, and daughters Edna Marie Louise and Margaret Anna, and Misses Selma Kukuk, Esther Detmer and Emma Janke. Wilson is Confident. New York, Jan.

2. Woodrow Wilson believed his supporters will "all have the gratification in the near future of seeing the principals we believe in adopted by an overwhelming majority of the vot-ters of this he declared in a letter made public today to John L. Armitage, secretary of the Woodrow Wilson League here. Wilson's letter was in answer to one from Armitage congratulating the former president on his sixty-sixth birthday. CAMBRIDGE Arthur Knowles and Floyd Ames are driving new Fords.

Miss Leone Adkins and her aunt and a cousin drove up from Sapulpa, to spend Xmas with relatives and friends. They will return Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Watt and children drove to Lawrence Saturday for a visit with relatives thru the holidays.

Loma Utt left Saturday morning for Winfleld, where she will spend the holidays with her sister. Don Haberley who has- been working here since the oil boom began went to Sedan to spend Xmas with his family. He phoned back Monday saying his little boy died, that morning. Mrs. Upton went to Winfield Friday and brought his little son home from hte hospital.

It will be remembered he was kicked by a horse several weeks ago. LaVere Davis and wife are spending the week his par ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E.

Davis. La Vere is teaching In Burns, Kans. Ora Shanbacker went to Newton Saturday to visit with his parents, returning Mr. and Mrs. A.

C. Newman of Winfield visited at the Charley Newman home over Xmas. MORE MAJORS LOOT IDENTI FIED Watches Were Stolen From Store In Cedar Vale El Dorado, Jan. 2 Additional alleged loot which was found at the home of J. C.

Majors here when it was raided last week has been Identified as that stolen from a store at Cedar Vale about two weeks age. Most of the watches which were found at the Majors home were Identified by the store's owners. This accounts for most of the jewelry found at the Majors place. Much of the clothing found at the Majors home also was identified as having been stolen at Cedarvale. To Prevent Disease Topeka, Jan.

2 (U. The state of Kansas has been placed under a set of rigid regulations in dealing with typhoid and diphtheria by the state board of healthr No person who has -had diphtheria will be released from quarantine until two negative cultures have been taken at intervals of 48 hours, under the new ruling. The old decision provided that the cultures could be taken at inter vals of 24 hours. However, even though a person may successfully pass the culture test, he must have been under quarantine two weeks before beting released. "Typhoid would be a disease only in history, if supervision of carriers of the germ could be said Dr.

S. J. Crum-bine, secretary. Free Press by the week 16 a. at 2 30 o'clock at the Presbyterian 'Church.

Dr. W. C. Templeton will conduct the sorvices. Friends desiring to view the remains may come to the home before 2 o'clock (Continued from page one.) at the Quai D' Orsay.

Premier Speaks First The conference opened at 2 o'clock. Premier Polncare' greeted the delegates and then launched at once into an expose, of France's views towards the problem they had met to discuss. Poincare suggested first of all that it would be a waste of time for the conference to hear Dr. Bergmann, German envoy, and that the conference would do better to demand German proposals "in writing. Approve French Program The French cabinet today unna-imously approved the program which Premier Poincare was to present late this afternoon.

Premier Bonar Law brought from London a. plan approved by the British cabinet which has as Us main points the granting of a moratorium' for Germany and opposition to coercive measures proposed by France. Poincare, in conference, before the premiers' parley had its formal opening insisted the new French plan was excessively coercive. France's scheme, which he will advance, does not include occupation of Rhiueland territory, but the establishment of a system of allied collection agencies in the vicinity of the Ruhr. Premier Mussolini will once advance the plan he suggested at London.

German Views Soon, The German proposals will be laid before the conference Thursday by D. Karl Bergmann, Germany's financial expert. They include payment of a lump sum about the sixth that originally de manded. by the allies and even such payment is made contingent of a national loan of approximately 20,000,000000 gold marks. France sought to have the conference open in a conciliatory atmosphere, for last night there was nothing but pessimism in the capital and an end of the entente was freely predicted.

In an effort to prevent an early break with Britain. Poincare withdrew his original determination to force a report of the reparations commission, regarding Germany's default in payments, upon the premiers' parley. Great Britain had been unalterably opposed to such a course: A CONCERTED DRIVE FOR, NATIONALIZATION OF THE COAL INDUSTRY IS COMING Washington, Jan. 2. A concerted drive for nationalization of the eoal industry as a remedy for its present ills will be inaugurated shortly by the United Mine Workers of America, among progressive members of congress, mine workers, and the general public, it was learned today.

The nationalization plan which will be placed before the United States Coal commission provides the purchase of all the coal mines in the country by the government at an approximate cost of In addition to a compalgn for "education" which is to be carried directly to the rank and file of the mine workers, it is also planned to enlist the support of the railroad brotherhoods in forwarding the nationalization idea. Formal request that consideration be given the plan submitted by the United Mine is now before the coal commission. It is contained in a telegram sent to John Hays Hammond, chairman of the commission by Norman Thomas, chairman of the League of Industrial Democracy, as a result of meeting of 200 members of the league aa dinner in New York Saturday night. The United Mine Workers suggest that the Federal government can purchase the mines under the general welfare" clause of the constitution. The plan provides for placing control of the mines under a national mining council similar to that of Great Britain.

MISSOURI PACIFIC CHANGE Trains will Run East in Afternoon and West in the Morning. There will be an Important change of i time on the Missouri Pacific next Sunday. The passenger train which has been going east will go at 10:25 and i will go west at 3:09, The change lis not so great In the time at Winfleld but the fact that' the passenger going west will run to Wichita over the Midland Valley tracks from Belle RJaine instead of running by way of Conway Springs over the Missour Pacific tracks. Returning the train will make the. same run.

The time will be shortened an hour or so. It is expected that fares will be cut accordingly but a little later on. UID ASKS BP A t-Cheek Co. through her efforts, the fire was; noticed. I Crude tie 1913 (when in the United ffliid AnteMMle there were 1,009,000 automobiles States) oil producers drilled about 25.000 wells.

The averaee paid for The Calver crude was 05c per "The Best Place to Trade," 1 fir iouuiisiu ware guests, Monday! evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Nichols.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hogan and children, Dorothy, Helen and Raymond ot Rose Valley spent Monday1 evening with Mr. and Mrs. A.

Wade. Charles McCaleb, a Southwestern; student has returned from Anthony where he spent the holidays with his parents. Professor and Mrs. William Moneypenny of Marion, Kansas, spent Monday In Winfield. They were guests of Mrs.

Hattle Wilson. Mrs. Ella Eldridge of Lincoln, who has been visiting with J. W. Hanlen and wife left today for Bazine, where she will visit her daughter.

J. W. Hanlen and wife, Mrs. Julia Lindsley and Mrs. Ella Eldridge spent the day at Rock yesterday.

Dr. and Mrs. Howard G. Rounds and daughter Margaret returned to their home in Jetmore after BDendinsr the holidays with Mrs. Allie Rounds, mother of Dr.

Jtounds. Miss Faith Piercei left Monday evening for Evanston, Illinois, where she is attending Northwestern, University. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Youle and children, Louise, Bobbie and Eleanor were guests Sunday in Wellington of Mr.

and Mrs. Floyd Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. W. G.

Moodle. Miss Melba Stratton of this city together with Miss Elizabeth Nisstm of Newton, spent the week end In Hutchinson, guests of Miss Polly Hedges of Hyde Park. While there they attended the New Year's dance at the Elk's club. Episcopal Auxiliary The Woman's Auxiliary of the Episcopal Church will meet in the Guild Hall Friday afternoon, Jan. 5th, promptly at 2:30 o'clock.

About Gospel Team The gospel team from Southwestern college is holding evangelistic meetings at Turon. this week. It is composed of students of the college, and consists of Joe Ploughe of Hutchinson, Theodore Marvel of Valley Falls, Dorothy Gray of Hutchinson, Marjorie Switzer of McPherson, Blox-om Of Pratt, William Shuler of Bucklin and Everett McMurry of Hutchinson Hutchinson News. Big Hunts Net Eight of The Prowlers Several hundred men participated iin an exciting wolf hunt near Douglass yesterday. Three coyotes and hundreds of jackrab-bits were shot in the roundup which was the climax of an organized iiunt taking In twentyfive square miles'.

The; Harper-Anthony hunt covered 100 square miles. A square composed of nearly three thous- and men closed in from all sides shooting rabbits by the scores as they The roundup netted five coyotes and several wagon loads of rabbits. After the event, the American Legion gave a feed in a nearby school house. V. Dinner Party Cloda Frallc was hostess at an Nactivo seven o'clock dinner Moh evening at the home of her pa.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Frallc. delicious three course dinner served in a color scheme of pinkNind white with decorations and favors of sweet peas and ferns.

The Quests who were school Cleda were; the Misses '-Verona Alspaugh, Katherine Hud son Thelma compton, vera Aenes Wolfe, Novllle Mock, Ruth Franks, Susie Phyllis Chase and EJn Brother of Mrs. Hill lead Mrs. M. B. Hill was.

called tot Yorkville, Illinois to Jaitend the Family washings "the soft water way." Winfield "Steam Laundry. ecia J3 Clearance Suits and vercoats I In 1914 prodycers had a little discouragement. The price for crude oil fell off to 81c average, acd they drilled only 23.0Q0 wells. These wells, however, proved exceptionally prolific and crude prices dropped to an average of 64c a barrel (40c in the Mid-Continent field), i As a consequence of the over-production, the bottom dropped out of the gasoline market and low prices prevailed. The low prices of crude made exploration of new fields unprofitable, iand in 1915 only 14,000 wells were drilled.

This halt in production enabled demand to creep op on supply, and caused crude to advance until it reached $1.10 per barrel. Encouraged by the better prices offered, producers put down 84,000 wells in 1916. The unprecedented demand aroused by the war'caused petroleum prices to soar, and, notwithstanding the activities in the producing field, prices have continued to advance because demand exceeded supply. In August, 1920, the number of new oil wells brought in for that month alone was 3,513 the highest oil production mark in the history of the United States. Yet so great was demand that Mid-Continent crude stood firm af $3.50, and Pennsylvania crude at $6.10 per barrel, the present prevailing prices.

The market price for crude is not apt to go off appreciably while demand continues to increase as during 1920. Since 1913 the number of motor vehicles in the United States has increased approximately 7,459,607, and the forecast for 1921 is 10 million motor vehicles in the United States. The Standard Oil Company (Indiana) is straining every fibre and sinew of its highly specialized organization to increase the yield of gasoline from crude petroleum. i How well it is succeeding is indicated by the fact that an eminent authority' states that the Burton process, originating in, the laboratories of the Standard Oil Company (Indiana) has produced 40 million barrels of gasoline from heavy distillates, and has thus saved approximately 150 million barrels of crude oil that would otherwise nave been necessary to produce an equivalent' amount of gasoline. 1 Our entire stock of Men's and Young Men's Suits and Overcoats 10 11 3 S3 5C 0 sola.

3 Discount 821 Main Street mttQiBtanb (5las are ft where i Standard Oil Company (Indiana) 910 So. Michigan Chicago 2330.

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