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. READ NEWS WANT ADS EVERY DAY. THE HUTCHINSON NEWS Final Edition VOL. LI1I. SIXTEEN PAGES. (EtUblllhad July 4, 1872) HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1924 NO. m. TWO MILLIONS LOSS IN FIRST WINTER STORM Middle Western States Hard Hit by Snow and Sleet. WIRES AND POLES DOWN Territory Wert of Omaha Suffer* Heavily—Snow of Varying Depths Fell. Voice Over Radio Won Singer Bride Pittsburgh, Pa., Dee. 6—A radio'romance which had Its Inception when Thomn« Mulle, Pittsburgh vocalist anil sons writer, appeared as a soloist on a program nl a locnl broadcast- Ins station and Miss Dorothy Hess, or Chicago, nn actress,' "listened In'' in her Now York apartment, was revealed hero today when announcement » made ot their marriage. The "radio courtship," began tlireo mouth s ago when Miss Hess sent Mr. Malic a note of congratulation afler hearing a concert.. They were married last Monday. Sallna, Kan., Doe. ft.—Train iter vice from the west today remains badly crippled as a result ot Wednesday's storm. Morning trains had not reached here at 1 o'clock this afternoon and were then chalked "Indefinitely late." Two of tho marooned trains due yesterday morning, got in late last night. Trains were made up nt Saliua again today and sent eastwnrd. Telephone service is still impossible west of Ellsworth and Plnlii- Tllio. Helolt, Plainvllle and roln received two inches ot snow last night. illy Tho Associated Tres*) Chicngo, Dec. 5,—Interrupted telephone and telegraph communication, moro than 2,000 "broken poles In Nebraska and Iowa, and delayed trains throughout the west central states, were the results of the first snow and sleet, .storm of the winter, which was moving north and east today. Tho fury of tho elements was abating in tho sections where damage estimated at moro than $2,000,000 was donp, and forecasts were that the territory in the path of tho storm would escape with a minimum of destruction, if any. Nebraska Hard Hit. Nebraska and Iowa were hardest hit, with railroad and commercial linos crippled or put out of commission for miles west of Omaha. Wire conditions caused train delays as far west as the Horky Mountain stales. A heavy snowfall In tiie northwest was reported today, with several Inches to a foot or more in Minnesota, North and South Dakota and parts of Iowa. Sioux City, la., had ten inches of snow In 21 hours, which handicapped street ear service. Sioux Falls had , teven inches. States in tho vicinity of Colorado were hurled under several Inches of BIIUW , Wulsenburg, Coin., having 18 inches. Beneficial to Wheat. Temperatures ia the entire storm territory hovered around the freezing point, making the precipitation beneficial for winter wheat, according to weather bureau reports. In Iowa, the unfrozen ground permitted the inolsturu to enter freely and in the Kansas wheat boll H broke a long drought. Simw ami ruin, with slightly lowered temperatures, was forecast tor tiia week-end In tin 1 , tlrent Lakes region. Northern Michigan •was the coldest section, wllh the mercury at ten above zero at Sault Ste. Marie. On the Atlantic and Pacific seaboards, moderate winter weather prevailed, llaln was general along tlte Pacific slope from Vancouver, 11. (.'., to Sail Francisco, but, pre- donation was slight. Snow fell in the Sierra Nevada mountains. In most of the eastern states, temperatures wero well above freezing, although cloudy skies Indicated coming Inclement weather. Northwest Kansai Isolated. Topoka, Kan., Doc. 5.—With tho worst of tho winter's first snowstorm passed, northwest Kansas was still Isolated this morning by crippled wire service and delayed trains. Fragmentary reports to the weather bureau here indicated the heaviest rainfall in eastern Kansas in four months, and probably several inches of snow throughout the west. The, precipitation was welcomed by wheat growers, but worked havoc among power and telephone companies Topeka was in darkness more thau an hour late yesterday when the local plant broke down under the heavy load. Tho minimum temperatures of 10 to 15 degrees in northwest Kansas, where no official, reports were forthcoming. The clouds were breaking this morning, and clear weather Is in prospect, without chaugo in temperature. Storm Is Past Kansas City, Dec. 5.—The present storm "puff" here has passed, It was Bald at the local weather bureau today. Tho weather will remain unsettled, however, over the woek-end, the weather bureau COOLIDGE SPEEDS EAST AFTER TWO CHICAGO TALKS LAST CALL FOR WHEAT GIRL NOMINATIONS Entries for Wheat Girl Nomination* Close at Midnight. 55 GIRLS NAMED Judge* Will Meet Tomorrow to Pick the Twenty Highest in Official Canvass. President Promise Leaves Cheerful of Government Aid to Agriculturists. iKy The Associated Press) Kn Route to Washington with President Coolldge, Garrott, Ind., Dec. 5.—Leaving with the middle west a now pronouncement on the farm problem and carrying with him a new picture of the possibilities of tho agricultural states, President. Coolldge was enrotito back to Washington today after his visit to Chicago. Tlte now declaration on the agricultural question made by the executive In an address last night nt tho International Livestock Exposition embraced a pledge of continued and Increased government aid to fanners and an appeal to tho country's agriculturalists to take full advantage of the governmental assistance, Tho new Insight Into tho possibilities ot the nation's farms was gained in a visit to the JJvestock exposition, where ho viewed the prize products ot tho soil. Speaking to about 500 stockmen gathered in Chicago for the exposition, Mr. Coolldge declared every prospect seemed to Indicate that tho nation was starting on a new era in agricultural prosperity. As for tho livestock producer, he advised wiser production, moro efficient marketing and more Intelligent utilization of meat, products. The government was. prepared to do„iuuch for the farmer, he suid,, but added that the farmer needed to understand all the facilities that have been created wherewith he can help himself, bocuuso, unless he adopts tho plans provided, no advantages will lie forthcoming. la addition to the address at the livestock exposition and inspection of the exhibits, ho also made a speech to Chicago busiuoss men nt a luncheon of the commercial club. Involves Congress Member In Scandal Fifty-five Kansas farm girls, living in fonrteon different counties In southwest Kansas have been entered ns nominees for the distinction of being selected ns tho Hutchinson News-Herald Kansas Wheat flirl, Entries eloso t.t midnight tonight. Nomination politics put in tho mull beforn that hour, even though not received until tomorrow morning, will bo counted. The twenty girls getting the largest number of petitions In will be selected as candidates for the primary election. They're From All Over, Fourteen different counties are represented In tho News-Herald contest so far. Farm girls linvo been nominated . from Iteno, Mcpherson, Stafford, Kingmftn, Harvey, Pratt, Pawnee, Gray, nice, Finney, Meade, Edwards, Kiowa, and Ford counties. Vadn Watson, of Turon, is still In the lead with the largest number of petitions, a total ot 70. Jewell Hoyco and Opal Leo, both cl Langdon, tie for second place today with 29 petitions each. Louiso Pennington, ot North Reno township is next with IS; and Ida .Kingsley, ot Windom comes next with 14. The Judges. Tho nomination petitions, and (he check that has been made by the News-Herald will he turned over to a board ot three impartial judges tomorrow, judges who are farmers themselves, and prominently identified with agricultural Interests and wheat growing. They are: Henry S. Thompson of Sylvia, Iteno county farmer, president ot Kansas State fair. Ed E. Frlzell, of Lnrned, Pawnee county farmer, and member of state board of agriculture. Also state senator from that district. J. E. Whitman, ot Pratt, state senator-elect, Pratt county farmer awtpresidout o£ the Pratt" County Fan Kansas jWheat Girl Nominating Petition I nominate Miss , Kansas, a Kansas farm girl, as Hutchinson News-Herald candidate for The Kansas Wheat Girl to carry the sack of wheat and the message, "Kansas Grows the Best Wheat In the World," to President Calvin Coolidge, January 29, 1925. Name. (Mall to Wheat Girl Election Editor, Hutchinson News-Herald) HERE'S HOW THE GIRLS STAND TODAY Washington, Dec. F>.—The assertion that Representative Samuel A. Kendall of Pennsylvania, formerly was in partnership with her iu connection with sale of 'surplus war material to Ills constituents, was mnde In an affidavit filed today In the supreme court of the District of Columbia-by Mrs. Margaret D. Buchanan. Mrs. Buchanan former secretary of Representative Kendall is under indictment for forgery and she asked the court to call witnesses In her detenso nt government expense to establish the partnership, and her right to sign the name of Keudalt to checks, made payable to his order. WICHITA DOCTOR'S - CASE TO THE JURY. Wichita, Kan., Doc. 5.—The case of Dr. C. C. Keester, Wichita physician, charged with manslaughter in connection with the death last August of an 18-year-old Newton, Kan., girl was given to a Jury iu district court today. The physician is alleged to have performed an Illegal operation upon tho girl. said, but with Httlo possibility ot precipitation. No cold snap Is in sight. Tho weather is fair iu western Kansas today, but with the temperatures from 10 to 20 degrees abovo zero. MOST OF WIRES WEST OF HERE STILL DOWN Western Kansas is still pretty well isolated today, although linemen tor railroads, telephone companies and power companies are hard at work to repair tho damage wrought by rain, sleet and snow Wednesday night and yesterday. At the office of the wire chief, Southwestern Hell Telephone company here today It was stated that no satisfactory lino had boon established beyond Great Bend hut word wan expected momentarily that communication was again open Willi Kinsley and Dodge City as well as other points west. Dodgo City, according to advices from there, lias been completely isolated since yesterday morning. No telephone circuits were available after yesterday forenoon ami the board of trade there was without reports all day. The Santa Fe trains nru running on time today, despito faulty com------- jt Castletuu riu'aj, nuin;^iai' M 'Wm , l ;i 'oms«»is%a>L»t.«|i 'uiB^-igi'giagSi 'arm Bureau. At State Fair Office, Tho official canvass will be made tomorrow at the offlco of the Kansas StatV fair, under the direction ot these Judges, Secretary A. L. Spousler of thu State Fair being tho official checker. "he names of the twenty highest In the nomination contest will | ho announced in the Hutchinson News next Monday evening. For A Langdon Girl. Mrs. Vinne M. Skinner, register ot deeds, sent In a bunch ot petitions tor Jewell Boyce, of Langdon, and writes: "She la one of a family of seven children whose father died with the flu. Sho gat busy and hauled lumber from Langdon and Turon to help build a house, she mixed cement and helped make cement blocks for the foundation, put up hay and not only farmed but made her own clothes. She is bright and would be nu honor and pride, to Ueno county." A Real Farm Girl. Mrs. U. M. Harnar, ot Burrton, Howell, says: "She was born and raised on a farm iu Heno county. SheJias driven n six mulo team to a disc plow and holped to sow and harvest wheat, and drove a team to a load of wheat from the machine at threshing time. For tho last two years sho has been attending the Salt City business college. She understands tho farm and farm work, and also what is required to raise a wheat crop. Sho Is well qualified to carry this wheat to President Coolldge." A Girl With a Smile. Gregg Lewis, of Partridge, send in a nomination petition for Frances French of that pkteo. "She has lived on tho farm all her life and Is now in the third year ot High School," he writes. "Always up with her studies, litis a good word and smile for all." W. M. Hawley, of Lewis, Edwards Florence White, 15, of Lewis, a student in the high school there. He says of her: "Sho is church pianist and won first place* In In- trumental music to go to Hays; won first iu county spelling, won second prize in state spelling. She lives on a farm und drives three miles lo school. Sho understands farm duties. Sho is refined and retiring, and worthy of presenting two sacks of wheat to President Coolidge." Enters Castleton Girl. S. V. Mallory, principal of the Following shows the names • of Kansas farm girls nominated In the Hutchinson News- Herald contest for Kansas Wheat Girl, with the number of nomination petitions received for each up to 10:00 a. m., today: Vida Watson, Turon <0 Jewell Hoyco, Langdon 2!) Opal Lee, Langdon 29 Louiso Pnnuington, Hutchinson R. F. D 18 Ida Kingsley, Windom 14 Perle Howell, Hutchinson R. F. D Hazel Zimmerman. Castleton.. Lucilo Duer, Zenith Dorothy Poteet, Penalosa Pauline Kincald, Haven Eleanor Adams, Seward Laura Yaggy, Hutchinson RPD Rosemoud Dawsort, Nickerson Kathorlne Rayl, Hutchinson R. F. D 2 Mnona Birket, Abbyvilla Hazel McBlwaln, Burrton Nina Stull, Arlington Mary Cl. Bnrnspld, Cullison... Wllmn Conner, Sylvia Hazel Fronting, Kozel Bernardino Wright, Hutchinson R. F. D. 5.... Dorothy Wright, South Hutchinson ...-. .' Hazel Wendt, Inmnn Amanda Franz, RozeP Frances French, Partridge.... Ethel Flnfrock, Darlow Hazel Hargett, Montezuma.... Artls Iloyt, Snxnian l^ethe Mao Hendershot, Darlow Winifred Hutcheson, Sterling.. Helen Hodge, Sterling Bessie House, Haven Gladys Judy, Hutchinson U. F. D. 5 Ethel Solze, Garden City • Clco Schweir, Sylvia Ethel Tlbbett, Langdon. Alice Terrill, Arlington Florence-White, Lewis......;, KutU Walsteln, Hutchinson K, F. D Minnlo L. Kurth, Offerlo Ida May Llndall, Plevna. Edith Mnrkbain, Partridge Elva E. Mlllor, Hutchinson K. F. D. 5 Ida Meyev, Meade- Lucille Prather, Kingman Lois Rice, Greensburg Elva Snodgrnss, Nickerson.... Mildred Cecil, Partridge Dorothy Ashman, Nickerson.. Ruth (,'. Albright, Clay Township, Reno county 1 Lena Beaver, St. John 1 Ida E. Bishop, Sterling 1 Mildred Copeland, Hutchinson 1 Pearl Clinton, Hutchinson It. F. D 1 May Chase, Hutchinson It.FD. 1 FREEPORT HAS BIG FIRE LOSS Strong Wind Served to Fan Flames Which Swept Half of Business District. LYNCHLESS 1926, GOAL FIXED BY CHURCH COUNCIL Big Decrease of Mob Murders Shown in Past Few Years. LOW RECORD IN 1924 Only Thirteen Lynching* Up to First of November; Work for Better Feeling. Harper, Kan., Deo. 5.—A high northwest wind udded to the ferocity of a blaze which supposedly started in Mrs. Fred Dillings' drug store at Frceport, Kan., last night about 0:30 o'clock and assistance which came from miles around could not keep the blaze from spreading. The drug store, the postoffice, Scott's department store, the Freeport State Bank and the Masonic Hall all burned to the ground. The loss is estimated at |100,000. All of the burned buildings were located on the west side o£ the main Rtreet of tho town. A gen- oral store, lumber yard, restaurant, barber shop, cream station and filling station on the opposite sldo were saved from the flames. Tho burned buildings, which were insured, wero tlie property of C. A. Schmidt of Freeport. Freeport is s town of perhaps 10(1 population, located in Harper county, southeast of here. It is in the heart of a rich farming dis trict. in her second year. I am doing this unbeknown to her." Another Farm Oirl. Albert McCartney, farm machinery dealer at Peualosa, forwards tho petition of Edna Lucille Prather, daughter of C. M. Prathor of Kingman. "Her father Is one of tho biggest wheat growers in Kingman county," he writes, "Putting out about 1,000 acres per year. Ho is a booster for Kansas wheat, and also a largo cattle raiser. Miss l'rather is in her first year In high school, a pretty, modest and accomplished young lady. Kingman county would rejoice in sending her to Washington with a sack of wheat for President Coolidge." Disease May Claim Koretz, Arch Swindler Chicago. Dec. 5—Chief. Justice Hopkljls who yesterday sentenced Leo Koretz, master swindler, to prison for from one to ten years and who in tho nhsence of any other recommendation by good behavior would win liberty In eleven months, announced today that he would recommend to the parolo hoard that the prisoner sorve the maximum sentence. The maximum under prison regulations would be approximately six years. Chicago, Dec. 5.—Leo Korets, promoter of a Panama oil scheme In which his friends and relatives invested $2,000,000, will be eligible in eleven months to a parole from the penitentiary, to which he was sentenced yesterday from one to ten years. A malignant disease, which Chief Justice Hopkins considered In passing sentence, may claim him as its victim before a parola board considers the case, physicians who testified indicated. Cook county jail officials planned to start him to the penitentiary at Statorllle, 111,, today. German Killer Would Die Before Christmas SEEK EXTRADITION OF A HOLTON MERCHANT tliy The Associated Press) Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 5.—Such progress has been made In tho fight against lynching in America. Hint the churches aro working with the "full expectation" ot keeping thu year 192(1 free from lynchlngs. I This was revealed toddy in the report of the commission on church and race relations to the ! fifth quadrennial meeting ot the Federal Council ot Churches here. 50 Per Cent Decrease. Up to Nov. 1 of this year there wero thirteen lynchlngs In the United States, a drop ot 50 per cent compared with tho same period for 1823, the report shows. Last year there were 28 lynchlngs showing a decrease ot moro than fifty percent compared with 1922 whon there were fifty seven "mob murders," according to tho commission. In seventeen states committees or commissions have been formed since the council commissions was organized threo years ago, It was stated. These commissions, the report continues, are principally In tho northern Btates whero the Influx o£ the negro "Is causing a growing problem." The delegates also had the inter-racial question brought before them in an address prepared for delivery by Bishop Frederick F. Reeso of Georgia, and Mrs. W. A. Newell, Winston-Salem, N. C superintendent ot social sorvlco of tho Methodist Episcopal Church South. Churchmen Must Work. "Men and women ot the church can Influence public opinion for the right when they know the facts," Mrs. Newell snid. "Cooperation between tho negro and white races through the general commission on Inter-racial cooperation and the Federal Council's commission on race relations show what can be brought about by group, mediation. ,» Bitterness between the wess has been allayed, barriers lowered, opportunities opened by this quiet group of undismayed workers. The decrease In can be counted, but tho pervasive influence to fairness can never be measured, when results aro sought." Must Remove Prejurlce. In presenting its views, on the subject the, commission on church and race relations stated that racial attitudes and feelings. We cannot have racial peace until we begin to feel and think In terms of racial peace," it staled. 'Our commission 1ms striven Etrenuously to find practical methods of arousing friendly feelings and attitudes and removing the attitudes ot fear and prejudice." As a result of these efforts, It continued, racial relations Sunday was inaugurated. On this occasion in 1924, racial exercises wore held in many of the churches. BRITISH EXPECT : EQUALITY IN THE LOAN FUNDINGS Much Interest in Report thaJ) France will Get Concessions, DISPARITY UNLIKELY Washington Indicates France Will be Given About Same Terms as England. HKNItY F. DAWES. Henry F. Dawes, federal comptroller of currency, has announced he is going tn resign soon, according to reports from Washington, llo is a brother o£ Vice. President­ elect Charles G. Dawes. FORBES ANGRY OVER ADVANCE FUND DIVISION Government's Star Witness Relates Incident of Hospital Graft. Topeka, Kan., Dec. 5—The state ot Kansas has received a requisition for C. Brubaker, Holton merchant for whom a warrant has boon Issued In Jackson county Missouri. Brubaker is charged with obtaining money under false pretenses in connection with an exchange of property with William C. Jones. He Is alleged to have represented certalu Holton property as clear when it was eticum bored by an $11,000 mortgage. Hearing will be held Monday. part ot the slate. A good line has been established as fur as Spear- vlilo and the local offico has had Dodge City at different times. The circuit comes and goes. Normal wiro service to Dodge and points west Is expected by tomorrow morning with no Indication of i'urther storms. Dightou, Dec. 5.--A Rood ruin fell here Wednesday night and turned to snow early yesterday morning. Snow fell throughout yesterday, though most of it melted as it fell. During the night lightning struck tho Methodist church and set it afire, but prompt action by the firo department saved the building with slight damage. Are you Insured ugnlnt.t fire? not, see Kiukol Agency,' "flRirWei man, whom he says is the candidate ot the Castleton high school. He writes: "She is a senior In this school; represented Reno county last year In the state spelling contest; Is an excellent student, nn active worker in church and civic activities, and sho is a typical Kuusas farm girl." An Orphan Girl. Warden Bishop, of Sterling RFI), who has lived in Reno county for over thirty years, sends iu the nomination ot Ida F.. Bishop, an orphan girl. llo writes: "We adopted hor and her brother at tho ages ot 7 and 10. A car of orphans wore brought tu Sterling in December, 191« from Nuw' York and we opened the door ot our hearts and homo and took those two little ones in. Willie has finished his college work, und Miss Ida is now l fly The Associated Press) Hanover, Germany, Dec. 8.—"I want to be dead before Christmas.' is tho insisten demand of Frit;: Haarmann, the Hanover butcher, whose trial for the murder ot 27 young nion since 191S opened hero yesterday. I-Inarinnnn, who at the time of his arrest glouted over the mux ders lie hajl committed, now acts like a man violently insane, Jumping about excitedly, tearing hts hair and suddenly breaking oft In the middle of sentences, apparently losing continuity of thought. Ho stuhbornly declines, suggestions from thu court that he retire for a, y^Mlo and try to calm himself, liowevor, insisting upon having the trial hurried along. WEATHER Kansas—Generally fair tonight and Saturday, not much change In temperature. Oklahoma—Tonight and Saturday, fair; warmer Saturday. TEMPERATURE READINOS As reported by th<* automatic, regis torias gause at tho First National Wank budding: ..30 .2!) .27 < P. M. ... 6 P. M. ... B P. M. ... 10 P. M. ... 12 Mldnujht ...20 2 A. M 24 Minimum, 3U: Salesman, Sought as Slayer, Still Missing Kansas City, Dec, 5.—Investigation Into tho slaying of Lawrence Hatfield, private detective, was reopened today. Mr, and Mrs. WM. Arnold, parents of Mrs. Mildred Arnold, whose husband is alleged to have slain Hatfield, wero again questioned by police. Mrs. Mildred Arnold and her husband, W. H. Arnold, have been missing since Hatfield was found dying In his automobile near Orandviow, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Arnold informed police that their son-in-law told of tho shooting of Hatfield. The son-in-law, was known to have warned Hatfield to cease his attentions to Mrs. Mildred Arnold. Police aro attempting to prove that Mrs. Mildred Arnold conspired with her husband by luring Hatfield into his hands, illy The A«<»ociiited l'tca*! Chicago, Dec. 5.—Tho alleged conspirators In tlie veterans bureau hospital conspiracy onco felt out over tho division of $15,000 said to have boon "advanced" by conspirators seeking tho construction Jobs, it was testified today in the Forbs-Thompson trial. Elias H. Mortimer, the chief gov- ernnient witness, said that Charles H. ForboB. director of the veteran's burenuln 1922, accused Mortimer of "doublescrossing" him when Forbes learned that Mortimer had received $16,000 from Thompson and Black, St. Louis contractors and Mortimer bad given Fortt4s but 15,000 of this.- ' Tho $15,000, Mortimer previously testified was obtained from Thompson and Ulnelc in Chicago, June in, 1922. J. W. Thompson, ouo of tho partr iters, is a co-defendant with Forbes, and .lames W. Black, tho other, dead. Inn August, Mortimer testified today, Forbes and Mortimer had "had hot words" over the division of this $ir >,O0() but later, Mortimer said. Forbes withdrew the charge of "double crossing" and told Mortimer lo "forget it," that their agreement to divide percentages received from contractors would go on us before. Judge (Jar- pouter told tiie witness tn go ahead and relate tho "hot words" that they probably were familiar American exprosotniiH, but Mortb mer's narration of tho argument with Forbes disclosed only mild term*, except tho iloublecrosBing expression of Forbes. Black wanted Mortimer to keep away from Forbes because of this bad feeling, Mortimer said, but he went to see Forbes about It. Black told him, Mortimer testified, that Forbes had already been given about $30,000 by Hie Thompson-. Black group. ' A letter to Black from W. D. Pratt or Kansas City, asked Black to "take up these advances made to your friend" (referring to Mortimer, because the government Jobs wero not. forthcoming). Mortimer said ho had been told Pratt put up part ot tiie $10,000 Mortimer was given In Chicago and out of which he gave Forbes the $5,000. <ll.v Tlu> Associated PieWl London, Dec. 5.—Tho Britisl. I government, it was stated in of! ficlal quarters today, in expected tu address a note to tho American and French governments in the course of t.lvfl nest few days, requesting those governments to Inform Great Britain what steps have been takeu or are anticipated in settling the French war debt to the United States. London, Dec. ft.—Tho idea that the l'nited States may agree to fund the French debt on more fa vonible terms than tho British, continues to agitate a section of tho press, which is making a front pngo feature of it. Tiie British government is addressing "inquiries of a most courteous but more than Informal character," in Washington through diplomatic channels, according to tho Daily Telegraph, with a view to eliciting Information of the American government's intention regarding the funding of Franco's obligations. Expect Equal Treatment. But, tho writer adds, unless and until it is made clear that Washington Is prepared to grant Francs easier terms than aro contained in tho British agreement without amending that agreement, correspondingly, British official circles will continue to assume the contrary. While It Is everywhere admitted that tho United States is under nci sort ot obligation to amend tho British terms in any case, there, is niatflfust expectation that, if France is accorded better treatment, Great llrltuiii will bo similarly considered. There also is a growlug insistence that, if Fraud should pay tho United States, she must nlso pay Great Britain. Any other course, says tho Daily Ki- press, will lie unthinkable. A Washington dispatch jvster. flay said officials 'appeared to regard as unwarranted the apprehensions which had arisen In I.on. don rogurdlng any disparity In tho terms of funding tho British and French debts. it wns reiterated, that tho American gnvernni"nt hud no Intention of driving any sharp bargains or playing one ot Its debtors oft against another. Its only desire was to reach an agreement which would bo fair >n everyone. 1 A. M. t; A. M. S A. M. 10 A. M. 12 Noon 2't'. .\t 30 M'nlirmui, 22. ,23 ...22 ...32 Indict 104, Result of Klan Disorders In Ohio Last Month Wairon, Ohio, Dec. 5.---The Trumbull County special grand Jury, uft.-r ten days investigation Into the disorders incident to u scheduled parade of the Ku Klux Klan In Niks, Ohio, Nov. 1, Into today reported secret Indictments against 101 persons alleged to have been responsible for the participating In the disorders. The grand Jury recortiiicnils that Mayor Harvey C. Kistler, and Chief of Police I.. J. Hounds, bo removed from otflco. The Cheerful CheruU I must go nortk ir\ summer time.. In winter For the* jroutH I'm bound . I cannot settle down to live TKe we^-tKer erases me W. II. Arnold Is known In Hutchinson, making this city for a Webb City, Mo., cigar lmuse. Ho is a specialty man and assisted tho Kopke Wholesule company hero iu marketing cigars handled by the local firm. He was highly regarded by those who knew him here. CHRISTMAS TREE SUPPLY TO HOLD Washington, Dec. 5.—-All • the Christmas trees needed this" year could he grown on 5,000 acres, tho department of agriculture believes and therefore it Is not greatly concerned over tho effect the cutting might have on the country's forests. it is estimated that between 4,000.0110 and ft.uOO.OOO trees will be felled this month tor the Yuletide. U. S. Consul Shot' • By Spurned Woman (By Tho Asuoclnliid I 'l-r/w) Belgrade. Jugn-Slavia, la-c. Henry Dayton, the American vico COUIIHUI here, was shot and serously wounded yesterday at hia home by a young woman who afterward* committed suicide by opening the veins in her forarniH. The shooting occurred during an Interview between Vice Consul Dayton and tho woman, Anna Ous- oupaltais. During the Interview, according to reports, tho vico con. sul is said to have told the young woman that their friendship must cease, whereupon sho tired threo rovolvor shots which entered the vice consul's neck, and thon committed suicide. Dayton's condition is said to b« very serious. The affair has caused a sensv Hon in the diplomatic body anil throughout the city. Washington, Dec. 5.—Tho stats department was informed today by Consul I'atton of Belgrade, that the condition of Vico Consul Dayton, wounded yesterday, was not serious. COMMUNIST LEADERS IN ESTONIA KILLED U*£ The Atfsuclat»'d Frc«s> Revel, Mstonia. Dec. S— Three communists. Including ex-deputy Somerilng, of the ICsthoulau parliament, were killed and three policemen wounded during a night-long .lege by the police of a house In ..lilch participants of the recent •ommuiilstlc outbreak had taken I 'efuge. Tho house was punound ,d last night and firing by both ddes lasted until daybreak when •the police effected au entrance. THREE EGYPTIAN OFFICERS K1LLE"}. illy The AswciuU 'd i 'less) Cairo. Dec. 5.—After a summary court martial ut Khartum, following tlie recent mutiny of the Sudanese battuLon, four officers wero sentenced to death and threo of them were executed by shooting at dawn today. Tin: sentence of the fourth was commuted to 1"> yare imprisonment. Enters Guilty Plea Ben Klrod, a tanner charged Willi theft of und biitch.-riug a heifer \uluoil at 12.1 belonging to Henry Si'htnocker, a neighbor, pfc-ailed guilty b.dure Justice T. F ox this ni 'li-irnoim and was held tor district court, in $500 bail. Radio Rash Newest Affliction; Advise Rubber Ear Muffs Berlin, Dec. 5. —"Radio rash," It Europe's newest affliction. It li an eruption of the tender skin ol tlie ears of wireless devotees. l)r Murc.its, ot Vienna, writing on \l j BUbJeet for tho Clinical Review, says the rash while very annoying "is not serious when attended to promptly." L'se of soft rubber "ear muffs," which fit over the hard ear pieces in Kuggeated as a precautionary measure. Nine Die In Exploilon. Wrexham, Wales, Dec. 5.—Nlns men were killed and many ors missing in consequence of a colliery' explosion early this moruln«. WEATHER AND ROADS Miselppl Storm. Uattiesburg, Miss., Dec. D.--A norm btruok the business seel ion of Bay Springs. Jasper county, late last night, wrecking three stores j uy the parole board at the and four residences and doing j penitentiary this week. Gov. J otbor damage, A number of res- i Davis ouid toilai. The nn idents were Injured. Parole 24 From P8n. Topeka, Kan., Dec. — Tuernj- ur parnh-s out of eighty seven petitions were granted in hearings II. : buurd is iUli in stujilo'ii. U Laitolut:. (Kiuibtia Ciiy—Cloudy, toads muddy. Emporia—Cloudy, roads inuddr. Sallna—Clear, roods fair, Cofftyvllle—Part cloudy, roa»t* gOi'li. Arkansas City—Clear, main roads good. Wichita—-Clear, roads muddy. Ottawa—Cloudy, roads muddy, TopoWa—Cloudy, roads jauudx

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