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PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 11)22
KILLED IN CRASH
ON RIVER DRIVE
Boiten Student Victim In Mid
night Accident When
LITTLE GIRL HURT FATALLY
IN RUSH TO GREET "SANTA"
Crushed Under Wheels at Bar Bar
ringten in Haste te See Pack
ages for Her Christmas
Tour persons nrc dead hi pre-Christ -mas
auto accidents In anil near Phila
delphia, oiie a Yale student here for
the lielldajs, another it little girl wait
In; for Snnta Glaus.
Tbe dead are
William Kraer, of Bosten, n fresh
nan at Yale. killed mi Knst Ittvcr Drive
md Nlcctewn hine tliertly after mid
night when the car of n chum with
liem he was spending the holidays ran
Inte a tree.
Helen Gormley. flve years old, Har
rington, N. J.
James MrDenald, twenty-seven years
elil, 2224 Dickinsen street.
Marjaret Alereft, twenty-six years
old. Van 1VU nnd Berks streets.
With Iteser were Hurry Saner,
nineteen years old. of the Lengncre
Hetel. U'H Walnut street, driver of
the ear, lif was seriously hurt, and
JMwanl 0. Trnsel, nineteen years old,
jonef Mr. and Mis. F.dward C. Travel,
of State read, Terrcsdnle. who escaped
with a few srratcliw. All are students.
Iteser's (.hull was fraetured nnd he
died while being taken te the Ltinkeiinu
Hei'ital. A par-sing enr took Sailers
te the Mcdioe-Chl Hospital.
Driver Still Dazed
. . f.f .1.1.. mi.iilil'f tlinl
rnvsicians sum l" """
?.. - ,i,..,r.l ..nmllilnn mill
fcuiers was In a flutul condition aim ,
they hnc net jet been nble te deter-
mine ths extent of his injuries, it. is
Wlcred. however, that lie received sev
(ml broken ribs.
Park guards are keeping watch ecr
K:mi In the hospital, and Trasel was
tnlm te the Seduler guard house and
later held by Magistrate Stevenson te
tjiaiNbc Corener's investigation. Fur
ther action will be tfckcn as regnrd te
Sutler when he can leave the hospital.
"We were returning from a dunce
at the Philadelphia Country Club at
Hala when the accident occurred," said
Triwl. "We had been going nleng
nl about thirty-live or forty miles an
hour and when we reached th turn,
just beyond the GIrard aenue bridg"
the tar began skidding. Tli iat thing
I reraembereil was tliat I saw lite c.ir
lurching sideways toward a tree
"When I came te I was hanging
ever the steering wheel; Sailers nnd
Iteser were lying en the ground out eut
tlde the ear. I struggled out of the
wreckage and seeing that 1 was only
wratehed I went te aid my oemp.in-
leni. Sauers was juit coming te. but
nrpenrtd dned. He asked for a ciga
rette and lit It, then started back to
ward th" car.
Weal (e Aid of Companion
"Ne-t I unt le Ueser. I sum- that
I.e was badlv hurt. 1 laid te Harry
thnt we'd h,ie te r,et him le Hie li-is. I sistei ." said Mrs. Duranl today. "The
Pltal. Allhei.gh he was b.idh- hurt ', "' - te Ilie aparlnient I locked seem rly.
Iilmsilf nnd blending Harry told me ''hen I went down the elevator te tin
te.t.-ikc i. He of ltesur and get him tin sheet. I pun niy return, some hours
a hiiiiil. Then I f.iiuled away. I later. I unlocked the deer, entered,
reineiii,ii hewexet, lining ilaci'-il in switched en the lights, and the breech
fn'illu- r The car took us te .Med- w K"1'-
i Chi lle-i'il.il, where IJe--in- wiisj "' haje searched everywhere for it,
Ireniitii c ileal. Later I was able in and I am convinced it must have been
g le llie Pmk Guard station." 'stolen. 'The apartment vva net disar-
Mis. I'atiieiln.' Sauers, uiuiher of ratigi'd hi any way. and there are no
Barry, a widow, was gusitl,. exelted ( marks of forcible entry. The thief must
wlen sin. li-.i i ii -i nf the nceldi'iil. Slie''lin'' used a master key te open t lie
weal t. i',. hespitnl at once. She lin . deer."
lesiunl ut the Longacre fyr several
Park diiard I'loed heard the crash.
Be lnitriiil up and says lie sw Sauei-s
tren liln.M.f frllt the Wle.'kage. light a
igan-lti and stagser away, npp.iicunv
hi n ii.i.si i uiiiiit '
'llio.iii'eu.oblb. was., wned In Siiuc-s
a'-eullin: te P.irk guards. Trase is i
' ni'iul..r of a socially prominent fam-
or was a tu-si. veiie iK,lr.,u i
rasrl m:in Nii h hlhhIi. r i.r
I'ss iiml Saner, a M.phni , Kcm.
," ' rw.ii.i.,i,
," .V ll '' spendllig t In hull
".' nii-i i lien)
Yeung Weman Killed
Mr Margin-i-lii. AlcK.rin..
H years old, who lived at 'Van Pelt'11'" ""' "- found bv Cilwaul Cm
and links streets, was instantly kHr-. '"" -;:v "l'11' lamhert street, win
, " ,"""' ' ' "'"'d Stales
"all ruck mill an automobile at Tvven-J-lhiid
and Market sheets ea,V in.
Mis. Alorefier was tiding In,,,,,
"go ten, ing ,.,..- win. I .- i, ' . ..
law, (ieni-i:i De lm..i
I l"ns""iV,,:V "r -H M'l...ls'; , ', Vhe darkns in r ,V TC
e',1 Tve.n .1 . '" . AS "'"Hlruck and Lmm I. stepped. The ,lg ?
d iwei.lj -third , , Market wa.vmen . llmbi .eai'd the truck. lev!
(n.HhlllCl en IMeq i:igin,;. Cen,,,,,, Sh
They Full j fj0),0
Then Vanish !
'I Imil; ds slltiittiun - (i IkiiiiH
lul utimun who (imiic-j the
iiffK-lien vf Hirer tltff, iciit men,
liii) nf whitm nqisti lieiislii rfivip.
pear. It ii Ihr plot of
"The Vanishing Men"
By Richard W. Child
iVm Ihli tlnitlhiti mill Kinitiiilw
"1'ifU Inj tin' I nihil Stale w
Imsmnlnr In Ihilji. uuir mrriiil
"i liiici-i.Kii nlieiiil nlnrri'i r
Ihr Liiuininnf I niii iiner.
KVKN1NU PUBLIC LKDGKK
DIVORCED IN NEW YORK
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New Yerk. Dee. S2. An Interlocu
tory decree of divorce from Lionel Bar Bar
ryiuere, inotieii-pieture stnr, dramatic
actor and n incmber of nu IKutrleiiM
tlieutrlcnl family, was ebtulned yester
day hy Mrs. Deris Itunkin IJiirrymere,
The dtciei; wns based en tin findings
of u referee reported le Jeseph Mors Mers
chancer, Supreme Court Justice, but
net made public. Thnt divorce pro
ceedings bud been begun wus net gen
erally known. The decree uns grunted
within two weeks nfter the appointment
of n referee, nil uetleu which licit her
Mrs Huren. ere. who Imd just coin cein
pleted n :i eiigngement, In which she
pln.wd In the -nine company with Lionel
Unrrymere's slter l.'thel. received cus
tody of the one child of the marriage.
WOULD BANISH TRUCK
TRAILERS FROM CITY
Corener Knight at Inquest Says
Practice Is Menace te Life
A bill te preliibr hue I, -nailers in
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.' ' ' '" iiim'icipiiiii win lie ni-
,,,.,,,, , th(, ,,,.,:,.,. , Nlf(1.
panl pedestrian.-, and motorists from
Cormier Knight made that known to
day following an Impicst, hin the death
Oil I tCCnllllllll. Ill lf .f-ltllrw I.- HI.. I.
iih-t.v-six jeurs old. lis Nnri'h SU-
tecntii street, after being .-rushed ,
a trailer attached te his truck.
The accident occurred at Itread and
(ileinvoed inenue. While Hleh was
standing between the trial,- nnd Us
trailer mmllier an'einnliile driven by
Aaren Lipiimiin, twenty -three years
old, liltCJ Washington avenue, humped
Inte tlie rear of Hie trailer. Llpptiian
was exonerated by the Corener.
In comment lug m P proposed Mil,
Corener Knight said :
"The stieeis of Philadelphia arc con
gested enough without (he added bur
den of triick-iisiilcrs. The liailers
are dangerous lieiaiisc they swing all
turniii" uirneis.' tlie' arc ant t'e crash
uM'i- i iif si reel, ami, c-pei-ially wliei
into any thing in the wclnlly."
MRS. CLARKE DURANT
MISSES $800 BROOCH
Believes It Wds Stelen Last Night
Frem Her Locust Street Anartment
A di.imuiid In ch, alueil at $MH),
has In en icpeitcd as stelen from the
boudoir of Mrs. T. Clarke Diirant, in
her iipartuient en the iiiulh Heur of I .:()
I nsl sheet. The Ihefi urred. it is
biliiied, during Mrs. Hurant's nbsciii'e
"I laid i he breech upon the dressing
tnllle liiliii'i t'ulit', .it. it ,iwll li. in,.
ITRUCK AND CANDY
, STOLEN; MAN BOUND
Highwayman Beat nnd Threw
Driver Inte Field Less $13,000
The driver of a truck which was
Il.Mll,,.! .. I I ll I I' J.I...I ..
i.jtin. ii !-( iii- iun in , I1I1MIIIIIS Vti
dies was hiiuiiil, gagged and beaten bv
two highway men at Hut oiivve.nl slree't
and P.y berry read shortly after mid
night. The held-up men OM-nped with
the iruck and eandv, valued at .'isiien,
I'l'lel- Ihe.v had ihievvn the helple.s.s
driver iuie a vacant let.
I.dward l.yncli, J.U1 lieirett sToet
was passing and win attracted ,v 10
'Hie truck loll the ( n.v laic I.-im ii,,
' for t
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the lead of e.mdy. intended
ip New Yeil; Christ mill, irade.
" '"'" i""" "'""-' " 'rr read two
(lesser.; iiiiiiik ii.vecrry read two
I . .I'l'n iiml ll xt III. i, inn.. ...-. . .
elma revolvers a the i river.
Lynch was then bound liait.l and
feel, gagged and thrown in thn lu,,.i,
I of the t ruck and covered with boxes of
camlj. The biiudils turned the ve-
hlcle aieund. .uid upon reaching Hunt-
i lug Park avenue and I'e strcel, Nice-
'town, tiny lifted Lynch from the truck
nun uiiricu nun into a vacaii let.
HARVEY SAILS TOMq'rROW
Ambassador Ready for Return te
U. S. as Wife Gees te Madeira
I (iiiddii. Dec ".. (By A. P.)
Aiiieiic.irt Ambassador Harvey today
an einpaulc'l Mrs. Harvey te South
ampton, wheine she sailed for Madeira
te spend I Iii holidays while he is hi
The Ambassador sails tomorrow en
Ihc steamship Bcieiigarla, accompanied
bv his military attache, Majer Oscar
N. Selliert. Mrs. Ilnrrt-y is being ao ae
ciililliailled te Miulelra bv her ilinnrliinr.
Mrs. Mnrrvllus.TlieiujuiQn. ,k
Public Opinion Forcing U.S.
te Act in Europe's Problem
Berah's Plan for Economic Conference Gives
Administration License te Move With
Expectation of Senate Backing
lly VMNTON XV. GIL1IKUT
Staff I'nrrfupnndfnt Krrnlnr Public Irdrr
lepirlght, 1923, Vu I'uhUe Lrttecr Cempuiu
Washington. Dec. IE.'. American
public opinion Is forcing the hands of
(he Administration mi the European
Senater lternh, who is u keen judge
of what Is going en in the people's
minds', Is once mere te the front In a
movement which Is likely te have a
powerful effcut upon this Government's
course toward Kurope In the coining
Thn situation resembles that which
preceded the Arms (.'(inference last
yenr, when the Administration hesi
tated ever just what action It should
take te bring ntieul u leductien of
armaments and the saving of expenses
which the country wanted. Public
opinion formed strongly and rapidly
in favor of u meeting of thn nations
te agree en armament policies, and
Senater lternh forced the issue by his
resolution, which at llrst the Ad
ministration opposed, urging the Presi
dent te call the leading iiaviil nations
together in Washington.
The lirst sign of the Immense public
Interest In the European situation was
the outbreak of conjectural diFputches
from here us te what the Administra
tion would de te bring order out of
the European chaos. There was little
or no basis for the stories that were
printed, but the excitement which they
caused was significant. The public evi
dently felt that something must be done
and 'welcomed the Men that thn Ad
ministration was about te act.
Secretary Hughes Annoyed
Secretary Hughes was annoy ed by
ili. m.tlvltliw ..f the " rresiiniislblc
press," Miecau.se, as the State Depart- I
metit said, of the fnle hopes that were
being raised in Europe, but i'eii mere,
as a matter of fact, because of the I
i'.iU. linii.w tlmt were hclnc stirred ill) i
in tills country. A state of mind was
being created which made seim- action
by the American Government neces
sary and the situation bristled with dlf
liciilties for the legal mind of the
Secretary of State.
New Senater Berah has gien a new
llllp te public expectancy by asking the
President te call an economic confer
ence of tiie Governments Involved In the
At the same time tne i. niteu Mines
ChninU'r of Commerce has started a
meNcment for sending a commission et
DR. REEVES GRILLEDiSPIESE RELEASED
Fttrey Ellis, Alse Member of
Prison Beard, Calls Holmes Helmes
burg Rules Outrageous
DR. BALDY IS UPHELD
Dr. Jeseph M. Beeves, picsident of
the Beard of Prison Inspectors, who
declared thnt he would net ehnnge the
rules of the Ilohnesburg County Prison,
which have caused general complaint
by the convicts, was quizzed today by
members of the Grand Jury.
Dr. Beeves and Furry Kllis, another
member of the beard, were the last
two witnesses te appear before the jury,
which closed Its invciigntlnn today.
The jury will submit its presentment
next week te Judge Audeureid, who
ordered the investigation.
Despite the fact that ether members
of the beard contend that these rules
inflict unnecessary punishment. Dr.
Beeves, it is said, leiterated the state
ment made ii few dnys age that they
were "just what was needed for a let
Grilled for an Heur
Fer morn than an hour the head of
the beard was gillled by various mem
bers of the jury. He was especially
cuestioned com 'Tiling thn ne-lalklng
and no-smoking regulation. IBs in'er in'er in'er
rognters deired te knew hew indul
gence in these normal habits would
affect the men. several hundred f
whom are penned up without daily
The physician explained, it is said,
thai he did net niake the rules, but it
was his duty te see they were enforced.
As sevcrai niiivicls who testified dur
ing the lasl week said they were forced
te endure long foodless periods ami also
suffered from In.-k of medical attention,
Dr. Beeves was asked te explain how hew
such a condition was permitted te evlst.
Among the convicts and mine of the
members of the Imaid, Dr. Breves was
known ns a stickler for adherence te
the rules and could net be swerved from
Mr. Flli", the net and list witness
te "appear Ixfoie the jury, advocated a
change in the rules of both the Holmes Helmes
burg and Meuimensing Prison's. lie
said the tales were outrageous. He
contended there was no harm hi the
men talking and having an occasional
siuoke under puiper regulation. He
said the men should be given oppor
tunity for nunc exercise, which would
lie conducive le latter health and gen
eral impinvetiicnt .u their mental con
dition. The investigation closed (edav fol
lowing levcialien- icg.irillng conditions
at the prison bv the Gvr.Nt.vi Pt ni.ic
Dr. B.ildy Iphrld
Dr. Jein.- M. Biddy's right, ns Com
missioner of Public Welfare, te order
needed reforms In prisons hi the State
has been upheld hi an opinion from
the office-, of Attorney General Alter.
The opinion, written bv Deputy At
torney General Kmersnii Cellins,
considered hnpeitiint, as It settles the
controversy as te I he right of Dr. Uu'dy
te Interfere where conditions are found
te be bad In the penal Institutions.
LAW 'BECOMES "GRANDPA"
I-onden, Dec. "-.Premier Benar
Lnw beuatue a giandfather for the
flrt tlmn Inst night. A seu was born
te Lady Hjkea, tee Premier's daughter.
American business men te Germany te
and In the fcttlement of the European
Public Opinion Ilcing Formed
That Is te say, In the absence of
evidence thut the I'nlted States Gov
ernment Is doing anything eflfective te
save a smash -up in Europe, every ene
else is Inking n hand In It; lirst, the
Washington journalists, then the
Chnmber of Commerce and finally Sen Sen
aeor Jlerah. It Is all Irresponsible,
but It is all tending te form Amer
ican opinion in favor of a constructive
policy toward Europe's economic din
tress. It is net sentimental; It springs
from a sense that Americnn economic
Interests are Involved in the restora
tion of Europe.
The proposal of the United States
Chamber of Commerce may prefliibly
be dismissed. Jt might be acceptable
te Germany, but It clearly would net
be te Trance. M. Pelncnre made that
clear in his talk te the French Senate
yesterday. France Is unlikely te deal
with unofficial representatives of the
The Iterah proposal, however, l: te
be taken Bcrleusly. It is made lirst of
all by a man who is an isolationist.
That Is te say, supposing Mr. Berah
has the support of his group in the
Senate, it gives the Statu Department
the license te act with the expectation
of being sustained by the Senate.
Administration .Must Act
Then, tee, it has become clear that
the Administration must de something
mere this lime than use its "iiillii-
ence, its fnwirlte worn in l.urepe. aim
a conference et economic conditions is
the natural step te take,
Mr. Berah is free from some of the
inhibitions of Mr. Hughes. It j., nu
odd consideration that, where Mr.
Iterah is an isolationist and .Mr.
Hughes is net one, .Mr. Berah admits
the issiblllty of canceling the allied
(lelit te the United rstates wane Mr.
Hughes does net.
The Idaho Senater has said if thor
ough disarmament in Europe might
thus be brought about, the cancella
tion of the debts might be considered.
Te .Mr. Hughes debts and reparations
have no relation whatever. It is this
fixed idea of the Secretary that has
caused the initiative toward settling
Europe's difficulties te pass from his
'into ether hands.
Credit Corporation Promoter te
Turn Over Stock and Cash
ONLY ONE OBJECTOR
A verdict of net guilty en sexeuteeu
bills nf indictment against Fraiiklyn
J. Splose. promoter of the National
Guarantee Credit Corporation, and live
co-defendants, w ordered returned by
Judge Davis in (Jiuirtcr Sessions Court
Ne. 2 today.
The order that I he criminal charges
be dropped followed the statement in
court by counsel f.,r de per cent of the
shareholders in the credit corporation
that their Interests bad been satisfied
by an agreement reached In ,.vj court.
As the stockholders were satislied'
Assistant District Attorney Muurer sa,
the District Attorney 'h office hnd also
agreed te such action.
One Objecfur Silenced
There was only one mmi in the
crowded ceiirh nei.i who wanted te of
fer uu objection te such a settlement
I-rank Farrel, manager of the Phila
de l.hla othce of Werth & Ce.. n sub
sidiary company of the credit cor
poration, said ih.it the ngieement vvn
unjust, ami he objected te the dropping
or the criminal charges. He was told
. ? .'''V.""', V" """awed by ,..
statute of limitations.
Judge Davis explained that tlie civil
court agreement provided t tint 'nh
i.i ".'. ""s ','' t-",Tr,1,'"r it-, contract
with the credit corpora (leu as selling
agents and that it should surrender
4S1 shares of sleck which it held ,
the (-uiiiiiiilce company, while Spies,.
Is te tin n ever te Werth & i.
ts 15,1100. iV L"-
The one exeiiiiig moment in the
triiil came when I'liri-fll attempted te
interpose his objection,
"Your honor," said Fai-rell, after
swearing out a warrant in this case,
have I no ilglit te say semething''"
Assistant District Attorney Mmirer
'""! ' "' !'' 1'1-,,-iM' was,,tr,
by, the statule et liiullaliens.
Cliargcs Cniehrd Werk
"Bcgardles.s f hat fact." said Far
roll. I wan te outer a pretest against
this settlement. It is ,,t fjr , '
inanager of the Philadelphia etlice ,,!
there was cineked work KiK nM .,
that nflice, mid I knew wha I'm talking
At this point Charles v, v,.sev
counsel for the Guarantee Credit Cem
pain, iiiteiriipted. He said:
"Your honor, the cnniiuitte.. stock
holders representing virtually ,.,,.,..
interested slockhelder, uiiiuiluieusl'v
approved of this scttleineiit. and unless
fenllnueil mi l'ntc-x r.UlilreaTTuiuTim ll,r,,;
MRS. HARDING TO DINE
WITH HUSBAND AT XMAS
White Heuse Chefs Preparing Cakes
and Pastries for Her
Washington, Dec. L".'. The While
Heuse chefs were told ycbterday that
Mrs. Harding would sit nt the talile
with her husband en Christmas i.,x
for the (list time .slnre Thanksgiving
Day, and she would be permitted te eat
any thing she vvhluil. Se" cakes iiml
pastries are being prepared.
The President nnd Mrs. Harding will
receive all execul(e efficcra and White
Heuse empleyes and present each with
a lift, .
UV UflV A ' V'U
TWO DEAD FOUND
IN LAKE BELIEVED
VICTIMS OF KLAN
Dynamite Brings Bodies te Sur
face Supposed te Be Miss
ing Louisiana Men
MORE STATE TROOPS
RUSHED TO MER ROUGE
Serious Outbreak With Blood
shed Feared Whole Neigh
borhood Reported Under Arms
Mirevepert. La.. Dec. L". The badly
decomposed bodies of two men. believed
te be Majer Watt Daniels and Themas
Kicliards, missing ictiius of the More
house mob of last August, were found
today near the Eastland ferry en Luke
La Feiirche, which separates Morehouse
and Itlchland parishes, according te tiie
special correspondent of the Shrcvcpert
The limbs of the dead men were tied
with wire. They came ty the surface
as the result of a big charge of dyna
mite, exploded last night by unidentified
The bodies were nude except for belts
and a portion of the trousers. One
man's head was gene. It is thought
thnt these who used the explosives
left without knowing the bodies had
come te the siirfuce.
The mob te which the deaths of the
two men Is attributed was a heeded
gang, (empnscd, it is said, of membeis
of the Ku Kluv Khtu.
Owing te the condition of the bodies
it is believed iilculilicatieu will be dif
ficult miles then1 are marks en the
The place en the bank near vvhei"
I the ferry-beat was accustomed te land
; ing was badly tout up by the explosion.
I M. I. .-.I II..I . ,1... UM..I-..... ..
....til,, ,i,.ii. nan ,.vii nil liii- -mii in., iri
Mcr Konge, La.. Dec. -'1. ll was
reported here today that the bodies of
two missing men believed te have been
victims of inositel and heeded Klaus-
ineiit last August had been brought te
the surface by li-heruien in La reurdic
Lake, twelve miles from here. A mili
tary detachment hi aUleinidille5" was Im
mediately dispatched te the place.
State guardsmen early today shot at
men they saw meviii'i about Cooper
Lake, near her", which was senrched
yesterday for the bodies nf the two
men. Majer Watt Daniels and Themas
1 we et tne (letait or six soldiers nt ,
the lake hlirrinl te Mer Bonge, ami De-
Twe of the detail of six soldier-, at
parinteni 01 .iiistice aueiiti- am I he en- .
i tire company of militiamen stationed i
Here went le tin- lake in auloiiielille'.
A number nf civilians who ncceinim- i
tiled the troops tu Cooper Luke re- ,
) turned te Mcr Keiige and reported that
inn one nan eieii union near nie poll I '
where he guards reported having seen a
number of men v.aul.ig about.
Tin mililia ipany wa.i ordered '
k.pt en guard at the lake. '
With liicarms in cviil-nre through- '
no one nan neon leumi near flic point
mt Mcr Heuse, and rilles and 1 f
lake yestetday te be used te repel any
attacks by opponents of the present
efforts en the part of the State.
Fred J. Cm pouter. Sheriff of Mere-
house Parish, rctused l me , Mcr
llnilie. f,,,. II ,,.!, C.r.in..,. lll. C. I.,
guns l.cided for iiumedi.ite us- r- WM "....-. '"' '';' ; ' ."'!' , brought before the bar te assist in!
ported in stores and .csidences a- a re- 'V' J'" hr" i . ' ' f,"'.","" '"i? I'l-dlnB n case T ,; vv.is Mrs,
suit of tin feeling that has divided '1!""'- li' U- :U"rKV "f ,'he Lible Sui.xth,-. acting s her own cenns d
'many ..t tl llcns into hostile .amps '" ''"' "" "v ";Mr !1"!1 ,' direct or ittIi,- cmplaciitlx while Tavb.r's
I Since the cV'M.ts of August. Kinchin"' "f .""'. '"."' " I'1,'t,1.rV '"hlbit. Ills attorneys presented' their brief '. lain, '
finiu ,.,.r,. r.isl.....l ,...,i,,.t..,i ,., ,i, i duties ineiuue supervision ever tn eie- i ,i,, ,t ,.i ,
W. W. Cooper, commander , f tl,,. Slate "!llli "U'r- '.V ""'..'""If V" '" I"'1-""-tioeps.
ii.ierdiiig te a telegram --nt bv ,' ?,ls '" ,i"1 "' "v"'1""1 fur '"" J,';ll
the etlieer te Ceverner Park. r. ami late ,M'f",r'' ' Vlls """ 1"'l',- ,,
last tiisl.t the .Ieeillive dire I..I the
Shcrilf '. I imncdiit.lv i.. Mcr
Beug -is ,,..p,es,I bv Captain Cooper.
a decision bv tne Stale authorities te
sen nil .he lakes has been iin.br way
nearly four mouths, it was said today.
Governer Parker and Attorney Cen
tral Ce. e me reported te have begun
tin ir nnpiirv immeiliatcl.v after tin
kidn.i'ipiiig of Diiiiels, Hii-hards and
tin ir lluee i ompaiilens. The compan
ions "f the missing men escaped alive.
Tin- invest igninis are said te hax-
null I ea I'.iun Kkl-.ti-ni, Column -,Mir
'SNOW FLURRIES' ONLY.
PLEDGE FOR CHRISTMAS
Day Will Be Cleudy and Mild, Saya
, wiine i iiris,uiii.s--tiiere . n.st a
.li. lie e thai as you clamber out of bed
I te grab that Christ m is slecking.
'you'll leek out nf Ih" window te
Iiml everythhig still under covering
But "stievv Hurries." j. H,.. ,,nlv
real premise lev-anl n "white Clnist-
in. i." G. urge I'. I'.iis.s, the weather
i mini, xv ill in. ike.
I hri-t nmis Day will be bunly vvilli
a mild leiuperatiire, with the flurries. 0f
hiiew pteiiilseil put net pledged.
SALOONKEEPER HELD UP
Tl lirif TO 1 Al I 1"t I nfiA,
BY I nitvua vvn n ntvuLVhH i,i!,r,,M"''1 l,M" ' "'' l""'1 "bem
S15IIK, the I - t - I iiei 'Ivin le a de-
Leseo $8 te One While Companion l""',i,'B l"1
ZZ,!Z el'!, f.,l MAN "IS SHOT DEAD
;,V,;lo,higbwa,;r;,ren;',of,l from passing auto
..il irly tliis nun mug and robbed
tt S,,'.r:i,:,,h ,,h;o,u,gnCarben County Pe,,ce Mmd at;
hi. ii." kct -. Unwarranted Assault
The held -up leek place lnunedialcly Scranton, He. '. i l!v A. l'.i .
tifl. i- S' hncliler had elesed his nlaee anil Several men u an .nitoinebib ale being
wii. slal'liug home. He told the neil.... hunted l.v ( ',,,.. ., m, ,l.,i. . i ., ...
the fenipiius were n.iin
''"tl', X'uiiB and I
- "bin te identify..
though! he would he
I FrJINF AP.IITFI Y
e.nnrl Little Herje Ir Hel,l rx... - . '
,,,,... r. .. wu IV
Ieiiuie. of Kil-sin, is seneiislv ill, ,,.
cord m; i" ilispa'elies priutc.1 ,v thu
b iheiiberg i Sweden l Haiidelsthing.
he dispiili-nes suite l.enlne s ceudl-
in is acule.lluit he lias been taken
lii a place of secret i eiillnemeiit f,.
ircahiieut ami that Iheie is little hope
for his recovery.
Whtn Yeu thtnl! r Hrtllm.
tinic or v-iitTiNa !3":
CHRISTMAS FREEDOM FOR IRISH REPUBLICANS
DUBLIN, Dec. 22. A large number of Irish Republicans
held inibencr In Mountjoy Priben will, It ia uudcrfatoed, be re
leased Chribtmae, having algned a decTuratleu of nlleglance te
the Tree State. Ter the lemaintler no holiday parole will be
ARGENTINA TO SELL WHEAT AND CATTLE TO GREECE
WASHINGTON, Dec. .22. The Department of Commerce was
advtbt-d by cable today tb.it : piovibieiial ceutiact has been ar
i.mgid uiulu- which the Arginliiie Oevirnmcut will sell L00,000
tuiis. of wheat rnd 10,000 'it ud of Hve cattle te Greece. The Greene
Gjviiwmi.m. will pay one-half et the tckal in cu&li uud the re
niaimler in twe-ywu trui&uiy notes, bearing 0 per ctut interest.
FOR NEW LIBERTY! PLEADS LIMITATION
Webber, 'Dean of Penitentiary,'
Hopes for Christmas Dinner
With Old Mether
itfODEL PRISONER 27 YEARS
Tin; old thrill that l "Sunny pete"
Webber a -tingle as l.i boy when he
waited fur Christmas morning has emtie
te him again after ' vcnlv -seven years
In I he riit,-rii'P.-nt. i nii-v .
This Christmas in. uns freedom for
Webber, It means the right tu come
and go when he pleases. There was a
tone of wilfulness in the man's voice
this morning when he snid be wanted te
walk nleng Market street nnd "see
The State Beanl of Pardons last
night rocemniendiil a pardon for the
aging convict who killed bis father-!
In-law. Justus KIcmuK-r, in l5.!'!. and
was sentet ,, he hangeil. He we.i
ceniiniitiitiim te life imprisonment,
New, llfly -eight jeais i,1(, )i. n pte.
paring le leave tie p. n: eniiat v a i
lias Been .Medel Prisoner
T .,., ' ,,.,,.
her has never violated a single I ill.'.
ii nu. nn .ir.un il - u uiiiiici. ,.,if-
a record w p'eh w ainen .Vic Kciitv says '
( ulinis.t wiih-t't a ..ei-it. mat t in uu
.... .... .
penitentiary in this ...uiilry.
Webbci aiese at II o'clock this morn-
ing. Krem hreakln-t time enw.inl
,. ..,.,.,-...., ,. .. I I.. ..i . ,-.. C..II...,
was cengial ul. te,i h ,y,y "low con
."'' ''"' ' ,'" .",", '"" ' """' '"
"".".'i "IV' ",'. ',' .'.l,I,lI ",'
"" ' " hoc ! ,, e , .i,.,,
V,v. '"' '"' " ."" " "'."'' ' ,"''""' '" ,
'I'1!'' Kreunds in the prison xards where
,,l(1 Prisoners kne. k the balls about
0"'n,s,V"ia ., ' . .
. "'' I r-i thin,- I in ge.l.g I" de
weu I g, t e,,t ,, .,. take a wa k anuiiel
t 1 1 it 1 il. I. !- l t li i :. lie iiiiiitliiil in i
H'O lllncli. 1 111, III! I III elllltleil 1 1 ) II
. lm","J" l" " "" '" '"" "
?lr ,rl. """ , ' "' I"V"M nl","K' ,',
l"Pt ... Int.. I. with the outs,,!,, w 1 te
ul11" "' I lill.i.f' lplil...
...r. IMisiiii ii, mm- II. I, ll . leineil , ,. ,, ,,,.., ,,,,,-, ,(,, .,.. ....
..:,i. i...:.. i i. I.. .. .. . ......i ''"tii ' inn ii it1' ii i
Christinas Dinner With Mether a ileal n. pnvent h.-c )iiishni 1(, e,is(
"I am going te .at m Christmas ' through te a u sfni .-oii'-liisien.
dinner with my .Ighr. .vear-eld inell.er ,.ami.s ri.s( AM(ini,.v "
in llarrisbuig She i pan.lj.ed. It
will be like .inning b.e k trein lie- dead, ,. -Ml,"- ?'"111' Imrg.-d tliat -b" bad t
te her. I hnx.-u r am npiaiin, te dismiss ib- ip--, -nr s. bid tiled be-
make. Fvcrvbedv has bee,, line i me i eause h b.iiu. I that b". iiltnrney
and I am gri'itetul te Wiirdcti Mi-Kentv .,,I1'"1 ""' ! !: I pros. ntc, t,e c.-is, .
and Jehn and Be iben. his sons." ' I ben. she add.. I. h- bad Hied the .,Mt
Webber s.n, h. I, , . b-en sorry for '.'gain, and I, .id u..,re, tt herelf te
the murder ""! si. .. n ueeuiieil His IIIMI11' ',I;' " v'"u!. be iiirind ibfniigh
wife has ii'ei l.iignen bun ami lie the nun-.
iclieves bis ilaught. i ln been "turned! -Mrs. Siiiytiic i. id r.n. d (I b
against" htm. .is li. e.resc, it. ' 'barges she b.is n -..b- tlmi tbr..ii-h ih.
"ill course I'm gbi'i te leave here ! jntlueiii e ,.f T-,vI,.t and In- peti..,i
and al the same thn I'm 'nrry . ' ' be I f" " nds; sb" bad In . i ln.uiel.. m
v out en. W.iid. ii M.-Keiit b is ' ''.lily life was be-iege. . agents ,,f the
phii-"d in my i.in a number of young I '"Pai liueni et Jun.i vnekuig uiuler
Imvs who ill" tui ie.il . iimiti.ils, but lteriie (ieneial I '.iiigl.c-i t , she s.n,
who killed in lie lnii "f ii.issien ihc In lii'-t. she add.. I. -be h.i.l i...n-e,l
way I did. One "l' hum is Lestct
Nevvhall. h killed .1..-. phiim ew-
ard. lie is j..iing twint.v nnr.
"I'll miss hnu bui I gin sS he'll mis.
me ineic. I e tried te make hnu leek
en the sunny i.e of ihiugs as I nave
Webber i overteil again I" his iliiiigb-
tet, whom he li s nev.i -en sime hi.
"Forgiving and tnis-iting eiigbl te
held geed ..ut.i.ic a pn-eti as w. as
lllsillc.'- be SI.!. I
The 17"! oil r ...mm, is in the pem-
tllllllllHI . . , . .. .!
' tl'"" " ' ' ' (MJ I l M'P 1 111'
y for' the killing I..I.- last mgbt f
:vi, n J. Parke, f Hi.ksen f,, near
,,' . , ,
tzs &; ";:: ,Sm:;! ;
sueis v ere nreil heiu a nassnu.' mik.i
l'"'!''!" aild he tell tatiilh wounded. II,
awi.'d Heme. ..illeil le bis wite.
I hose fellows in Ihc ..ill., shot Hie,"
llWll(1 i,,,,,,, ,,,11,1,1 , 1N u,f(l
I I"' police have been unable te deter-
" '"' whether the ii.ci ii, the inachiiii
'r" bm.dlls or drunk, e Juv riders,
..' " '" " "'" """ 'u-" '."'' men in
""' "'""mobile had .. Di. ksnu i ' 1 1
bad been shot in mi-uil.f
...... .en iv, -ii ier iicain nnu nun nirker
Tim dellrluut nnver unil ili-lloate
1iiK of e,H,ilerr nwt ulie
Mtl xt tu tan I hrulnijn ,ln
r. Specify j;mer tranJ, Aitv,
Asks Dismissal of Suit Brought
by Weman Who Charges
He Kissed Her
PLAINTIFF OWN ATTORNEY
tin n ttXaiJ r nrrrvpiimlr t
Washington, life. I'l'. -"Your client
assaults ii lady ,j kissing her nnd new
wishes te pleml the statute of limita
tions." Thus Justice ILtz. in the District of
Columbia Supn ine Court today . sunmed
up the case brought by attorneys for
Leighlon Tayler, former secretary t"
Senater Penrose, of Pcnnsj hiiiiiii, who
Is new being sued bv Mrs. Alum C.
Sinythe for .lH0.(Hi(i daiuages. Mrs.
Smythe charges that Tayler kiss.-d lier
and hogged li-i when she Msite.l Sen-
ater Penrose's- nflie.. in May of HUB.
' Tayler's attorney asked that th" suit
be dis-misicd en the ground that the
statute ..f limitations had espind en
When .lustl.e llti7. made his sugges.
lien. Jehn 'I li.im-is Tayler. Mr. Tay-
'"J'r "toi'iev. jumped t his feet aiid
advise. Justice Hits that no such m-
.P1 ,,,,,, ,,. ,,. ... .l.. f ,...
n-r. nee was le tie drawn from
teipicst thnt lie- suit be dismissed.
tt.i-. ' ,r- l.ltl., II 1.IMI1 III"
"isisi"u nun ins ciieiu nail net Klsse.i or
'l,1:-',,, ,l'1' "ean and Hint no proof
l" Mr,'gesnnn et jiti.nt mat the charges
, . mi Ll be iiiail. ,
PmIiiIIIT Acts a, Own Counsel
Mrs Smv i he was in , mrt today te
. . . " " "'- - "... .."hi.v in
,,,, ,,. ,.,.,. ,i!:,ltllil Taylm,
,l1" del. m.'.iih. was , , ,. ',, ,'.
''"'ild nt be l.;lte,l r, Washington.
He .,s ,epr..sei..,I l.y his , ..uiis.-l.
I' was the fust time i the li.t..r
,,.,.,., .,, , .. (l ',. , f '
ri,-il,.,t ni.i.l.. in. effort te i.,..v. e.r , lis.
'turl. ih.. n i,ng-.
M... .,,,, ,,,,, s ,, , -
fcl.sli. .,.,. w-ll-gi-oemed .,nd
' '" ' ii1 i
with ii null' nhen e t- li ii.-in.-ii r aim
i'.uii .i'1'.'i ; icscute.l her i ae in aiiiaii.
tier s,- ri-lug i. ihesi. who h.nl i .
P"-le. '! as" te lack mil. h sin n.
Whes li.,. , i,chl.l..1 be, :,,...,. ..,.,. -
again-, the .i.i.is,in. f ,i. ,.,,' , I
.'.i, ,;r . v. C), ,.,,' '
,,,.,,, ,,,.,. , ,,' ,. "'
.illll.Mlile.l tl"it slie nu. ii,. victim ..(
leaving iigiui.i aiul leui.iig m W.i.h-
iu-'.'U nut. I "-In- was ., -.- ( , ,., ,v ,,.
in. t aiithui iliejs thai sh.- w..ill 1,. pi.,.
..... , . ., .
... , ":tclier Arrested
. M.u-s. sieythe r--I.it .-i one in. el. m
-""1,:"' " ethers vvbi.b bin n--.
"' , ,' ,'!" ,,!, " '"h" '.nd .-!.
"'"I '"' Lad 1 i luceslcl ,n .,
l" "'"' sl,0L"i I a .tint n, .b-
"'"'"' yes., may n.v a i, ,,, ,,u I
ntiilri.-i jestiidav bv
' ""'"s I.. I -I 111. Ml" link.. I Inn, ,
"i!"'1"'1' man named ICuliy up will, i!
ITei I ,e wnlcll be,- lin.'l in ... . ...
making her mis,..
As a tcsiilt f the Alexa.i.h.a ei
si.ilc. Mr. Sllivtli,. will def. , helsell
111 ""'1' Ih tlie cb.uxe III. i, she
. iirne.l i-iiueeiilcil wen) ir,
Smvibe said iha'. alter Pctn ,,i, .,,,..
kdi le hoi. she led bill! le ii g.iing.
vl' -''" a, U.. ei bin, ,e would be I, -s
"it'-nsh.. will, pisi.,1 , ,,. M1
hen she .-nil., ,be ,eee , ,.
I "ity arreted. P.-in rclaliat. 1 bv
saying thai he was guiltless t nv
uu.. unhid, and be ba, Mn Sm,,,.
Mrs Sniythe nN ,,, ,- !, ..
' n, Ira ,n"e IT!'T '"" "","'""
fV.jV '.iVif CZ! , '.V
and the decision made she .. ,v i...
r :;:; -;r " " tr : '
k. i nu,. u as c.iiiiiiiiiieni ... ..
Tayler I nperluibed
Later In tbe ,v. L,.g,te -lavler
was located heie. n, , indi.'al. d e
did mil tnke the ,.,... sen. ,.i.
"I didn't knew the thing 'was un '
he cemiiieiiicd when advised that ii.
trial vvn b.ld Then be asked w I, i
'.irg-s wen- made, and what bis nt
l.u ncv s bad reiliei.
'lliat llilng was n. obi I ,.,...
thought ih.. stiihtte f liinnaheiis 1, (
expired he i-eniini.it.., mm t,.- ,
'buckled u bit. "But I ileu't care Let
i my it Um-iiMB inlk. There was never
any tiling te th cave or thn charues."
Police Quiz Lee Finerty in Be
lief He May Be One of
BRINGS HIS CONFESSION
Set Riding Academy Stablt
, Ablaze After Reading of Burn
ings, Then Fired Shotgun
FIREBUGS DESTROY MILL
1 T N R
Ce-operative Plant Near Doyles-
town, Operated by Farmers,
Is Burned te Ground
The first iincnverin.g of the tnys
"ry of any of ihr- barn burning which
have terrnri.ed three counties for weeks
A watchman at Iinduer (enfesserl
thai he bad set one of the flrcs
'here have bee,, neatly fort v recently
but he dc-lared he had merely started
th" Iduie I., cans,, ev-itcineiit.
Th- lCndner police nnd tlie State
pnli.-.. are uiz.iiig the man in nn nt
tempt te .ontiect m uit)) ., pOUsi,jr
gang of "firebugs."
Lee Finnrrty. night watchnian em
ploy ed te guard tl,--. aides f ,l0 ri(1nr
academy f Arlhur J. Fex nt Itadner.
is the man who .-onfe-sed.
"I had b-en reading about the fire-'
bugs v he have been burning barn'," he
said, "and I d.eidcd te ,r -i here and
I live some oxei'rment, m, I set it en fire
Told Story of Burning
Only a Mm. II s,,t- was burned by th
lire. Immediately alter it In.d star ed
Finnrrty threw a blanket ever the blnze
te smother it. th"ii inn into tlie yard
mid tired ills .'hetgiin twice.
When Mr. Fex mid ether empleyes,
n wakened hy Ihc icpurt of the jdmt
gnn. cniin.' running t the barn. Fin Fin
nerty told them lie had seen two men
threw a burning rag. soaked in oil, into
the barn, and that after throwing the
blanket ever it. be shot at them. Uud-tun-
pohee wen. hurriedly summoned
and sound the -..., hen for miles but
tailed le titid niiv trace of the tirehugn.
Sus icieii I'm. dire, led toward Fln
licriv by the imllce when tbev discov
ered Ins lauterii bad no ml in it. Finger
prints were found en it mid when Chief
of Police L. S. Svvecliey cnlleil the
watchman '.. take his lingi r prints for
piltpe.es of ceiiip.it iseii. Fii.iici'tv made
! his confession.
Held en Aineii ( barge
'I lie i ,,iifi-ssieu was mad" about neon
.mi Iiistri-, tieri.. . William Tayler,
"I Dehiwille ( .lllll , dir.ite.l tb.-il I-in
mm be tnken t.. Me.ii.i nt once unci
.bulged in the county jail en a .barge
Al lclia. Male police an, county
i del.-, tne. pi.t th" mm tbieiigh u gnll
,'ig in nu eltert I . wnng ireiu him con
, f.-ssnuis ,,f tirmg ether ban, which he
j did net iintniiliaieU cMinguish. Tiie
.poll." legnnl him as meiihilly unlml-
'llllced ,'IUll believe t ll II i a thoieugh in
, v ...tigal ion m.-iv iciciil Ins coiinis-tien
j with ether lin-s. although "innerlx
1 inaintaiiis he is :n,i,,.-ent of anj con-
liccheii with Ihc Iiiebugs v. be have top.
, ri.ru. -d f-irmeis of ln-laware ( besti r
.and Mniitgiimei". Ceiiim.-s for three
feed Mill Itiiriud
The Iiiibliu F.1,1 Mill, (.pointed by
fanners in the vimiiiiv ,,f I toy lesiewn
"li ll co-eticral ive b.s.. '.as .iniiled te
the ground earlv ibis uieriiing 'I'be llr
I- thought te bine been tin work of
the nn enilinrv gang thai has t.rrerled
tiii'lii. rs in con, ill,- mlineint te l'hila
b Iidiia for three meiiih-
I 'lb.- lire in the Dublin fed Mill
caused a b"s et approximately Sli."i,(H)(),
i of xv lin li only a part Is covered bv in in
siiraine. It in- urn. I it ,", .:',() o'clock
'I'mnlx lllll, lies before the pre VVHB
discev ei ed. ( hinlcs 1 lay. r, wiitehmiin in
aiieiher mill iieurby, beard nu auto aute auto
liie,,,e i iigiue shirt at il.e Iiiibliu mil
and -aw I he nr diive a w a v When
In- -aw ll. iiiies leaping from ,!.i Inr ,ii.t
be 1. lepl.eli. d lb. Il.nlestewi Ine ... -
pain mi i I'.irt ier.. jeineii villi the
fir ii in in. n. ling l.ixnig.ii i te
I I' . . bui ' le n- i 11 .n- were in. sin ccsa
fill. The b nbl n; u ,. tilbd wilb f eed
.tufls fr.ei ii n . r 1. 1. laniis of th
niiiliiin-il en I'-u-i- I ntlitpen Column Un
BERNHARDT IS BETTER;
CREDIT COUE METHODS
Reports te Effect Actress ImprevM
by Will Power
P.nis. .., -The i ,, n cure nf
Men .-s'lrau I'einh ir.li n storing her
t. h i usual In nil li within a few dnj'i
aiiii -in nthiik of .viii, .(!., vva effected
le I., i .i,o,iiiei, of Prof t'eii,.H theory
el iiito-siiggesiien, no Hiding t. an
i'ii tin ite l re ,,. of i he n. It e s
Tin- ''no, nl .-m t li-. t as seen n
Mi,,,'. Itetlibai'dl leg.lllieil lOllNCIOUI-
afier her nttiiik (luii-ig nlnarHal .Mon .Men
lav she began I. poet Ing .
"I urn net ill I am just tired. I
shall iclurii le the ihe.itte i,i tbiec diiyg
lis .mill i I alii n -'ed "
The (loci. .is at hi.' di ign ,sci ,,, .
lies' ,.! ii leart . iuie and declared t,q
aiiaik came vitbin i niiin.w margin
of being fu.i' Tliev w. lliernllr
liiuituiindi'il whin tluv rcturiieil te
Mine Metnbiirdl - In, no am funnel the.
ncliess sitting at her desk writing
letter-. nppiircnily i ollipletely rv.
1)0, TO U ,INT A JCIIIT IIIKItK AM
..plenty or Itiem Hitverilnnl la ul Vi?;
Ynte.l columns fedny en ik 2t.--Aiv
. ,f .. t, . r4 f ttJ