Chickasha Daily Express (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 209, Ed. 1 Monday, December 18, 1922 Page: 1 of 8
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A HOME PAPER
All tin local newt in the Daily Ex-
press. Latest world newt by Lout
Wirt trout tt I'd Ilea Trcw Asso-
THE WE ATI Id
Tonight ' mill Tucmlsy generally
fulr tfomowhat wnrmr Tuesday.
Maximum 2L. Minimum S3.
Chickasha Oklahoma Monday December 18 1922
BANDITS' GOT $2
1 BIG U. S. MIT ROBBERY
STATES 10 HELP
While Houte Luncheon Preliminary
to Governors' Meeting in Jan-
uary; Will Gather Vlewe of
BURDEN A5 CREAT ON
STATES AS FED SAYS
President 8eeks Popular View at to
Whether Want Strict or Lenient
Enforcement; 16 Covernore
to Ce Present.
I!y l.AWItKNl'K MAUTIV
(lulled I'n-'H Muff Correspondent.)
WimlllllKlon. Hep. IS. l'rt'Hltlcllt
Harding In a Wlilto House luncheon
with it i;r"ip of governors today
will call upon thn state to assume
equal responsibility with the fed-
eral government fur prohibition en-
Til" president will point out. It
was 1 allied tliut In giving Ilia states
mill tlio federul government concur-
rent power to enforce thn low the
con tinmen places uh great respon-
tlbl'ity on the governors of the Vol-
t tr.'Kt enforcement na It does on the
ff(ti-'ij I fXiM'llliVG.
Today's meeting was preliminary
t i ii gem-ml conference of governor.-!
which the president exports to hold
in January according to present
plaiiH. l!y this means he will get
thn Judgment on tlio prolilhlllon
problem not only of new governors
who will a'Ktiino office next month
but men who retiring Jan. 1 will
be !iMo to toll him what the experi-
ence within tha pant two years has
H was considered unlikely that any
effort would bo mude today io get
down to formation of any definite
program for coordination for Btate
and national enforcement.
. After expressing his views that
tlio federal government and tho
states are 'jointly reKponsihlo for
prohibition enforcement tho presi-
dent us a result of the meeting to3
1. To (rot a clear survey of popu-
lar opinion as to prohibition enforce-
ment; to learn from tho executives
of (ho several (states just how their
pooplo feel as to strict or lenient
enforcement; whether they want tho
Volstead law amended or. strength-
ened. 2. To pet from tho governors a
frank and Candid statement uhout
enforcement whether they favor
greater federal and state coopera-
tion or want tho task handled al-
most entirely by tho federal govern-
ment; whether they are willing to
strengthen state enforcement laws
whore necessity; In short whether
Wie r.tatns will back up the federal
6vernment If It goes the limit in
enforcing tho Volstead act.
Mr. Harding will have before him
if not ut today's conference' then
at the latter one a mua3 of data
compiled by Prohibition Commis-
sioner Haynen showing tho extent
and effectiveness of both state and
national enforcement. This ' data
will show what states are failing to
cooperate and why.
It was considered not unlikely that
at today's conference with the six-
teen governors who represent both
political parties and come from
states bo widely scattered as to
represent measureably well the po-
litical thought of the country the
political aspect of the prohibition
question would not be overlooked.
Most of tho governors are con-
vinced prohibition will be one of
the big issues in 1024. Most of
them too have definite ideas how
it ought to be handled as a political
rather than a moral issue. They
freely experssed those ideas in pri-
vate conversation at the conference
at White Sulphur Springs last week.
(By The United Press.
Washington Dec. 18. Exports for
the month of November established
a record for 1922 the Department of
Commorce announced today.
The value of exports totalled
$:;&;;0000C0 or $12000000 greater
than October which was the best
previous monlth for the present year.
November exports were $90000000
in excess of November 1921.
Exports for the eleven months
ending November 30 totalled $1490-
345750 compared with f 418S3!?298a
for the corresponding period last
year or a net decrease of $698481233.
AFTER DOPE PEDDLERS.
(By The United Pref.) '
San Francisco Dec. 18. State In-
vestigators in southern Caltforn'a
have sitarted an investigation - in-
w)d1 in hrlner to iustice druK 'im
porters" and peddlers one of whom
may have been tne man anegeu iu
voVa QimnHprl Wallace Reid. film
iilnl. iwith narcotics Louis Zeh head
of the California state pharmacy
board told the Uni ' Press today.
m i is
SET HEW REGOHD
RELIGIOU8 WORK POPULAR.
(fly Ttie t'tiitnl Pre.)
Pllllwnter. Oklu.. Ic. 18. One
hundred and nine students of Okla-
homa ' Agricultural and Mechanical
college Imvo enrolled for tho three)
roiirug In religious education which
are he I nit o fie red for tho first time
Uurliifc the winter quarter. Tho en-
rollment It Ik suld In Inrcer than
In many schools Including Oklahoma
university which have been offer
lug courses In religious education
for the lust two years.
SIMS GO TO
SCHOOL AS USUAL
None Barred lor Non-Vacclnatlon
Today; Superintendent Says
School Heads to Co-operate
If Crisis Comes.
School pupils who have not been
vurclniileil for smallpox nnd those
who have never been afflicted with
thn dlHeaso wero not burred from
thn city schools this morning ac-
cording to T. T. .Montgomery city
superintendent of public Instruction.
Dr. V- I Dawson city superintend.
ent of health Saturday Ismed a
statement declaring that beginning
this morning "no child will bo al-
lowed . to enter the public Hcbools
unless' oblo to show a good vaccina-
tion srar or gtvo evidence of having
had .smallpox." In -minuet Ion with
this order .Mr. Montgomery this
morning Issued the following writ
ten statement pledging the coopera-
tion of tho city school authorities
should any real danger of a small-
pox epidemic arise;
"Pliould any real danger of a
smallpox epidemic arlso in tliTs city
tho city school authorities will join
with tho city superintendent of
health In enforcing a compulsory
Mr. Montgomery stated that It
would have been impossible to have
hud every school child In the city
who Is not already Immune from
the malady vaccinated on such short
notice. He declared that he did not
consider the situation us gravo.
DRAG CANAL FDR
Efforts of Officers Redoubled When
Widow's Vanity Case Found;
Police Want Hands' on
(By The United Prws.)
Chicago Doc. 18. Fifty men
ragged the dralnago canal here to-
!iv fnr tliA bnilv of Mrs. Kate Mitch
ell Trostell pretty young widow who
Isnpneared from her nome acre
Authorities redoubled their efforts
fir 11 van it v case. Identified as
tho property of Mrs. Trostell was
found on the canal bank.
Tn tlm meantime officials Of the
police department planned to appear
In -court todav and ask for tne re
turn to their custody of Arthur Fos-
ter who was arrested in connection
iih thn ease. Foster was removeu
to the county jail to prevent further
questioning by ponce auer ne is al
leged to have told them Airs. iros-
teil committed suicide by jumping
into the river.
"if wo apt him back we will get a
confession within tweijty-four hours"
Chief of Police Fitzmorris declared.
Press Says Harding to Make Two
Suggestions on'. International
Agreements to Replace Part
(By The United Press.)
London Dec. 18. 'President Har-
ding will soon propose two interna-
Hnnnl . nsrreements which' will re
place much of the treaty of Ver
sailles the Daily SKetcu staiea to-
day. firm nf the agreements will be for
all the allies; the other1 will include
former enemies as well tho SaKeten
Elihu Root the paper said is at
present working out a reparations
The correspondent of the Sketch
upon whose dispatches the state-
ments are based cabled that he had
interviewed representatives of every
prominent American banking house
as well as others "in high places
with precise authoritative knowl-
edge" and learned there is to be a
drastic scaling down of reparations
with the United States taking over
German export import and internal
taxes -under a first mortgage.
DUBLIN FEARw OUTBREAK.
Dublin Dec. 18. Telegraphic com-
munication with Cork Limerick
Waterford and other centers of
southern Ireland have been cut..
It is feared that this presages
a new insurgent offensive.
BOO! OF III
IS LOfffl VIEW
OF LAKE STORM
23 of 27 Men Reported Lost In Lake
Superior When Tug Reliance
Wrecked Picked Up by
' Sister Vessels.
ONE PARTY WINS OUT
IN FIGHT FOR SAFETY
Reach Lonely Shore Build Fire and
Finally Roach Lumber Camp;
Later Connect Wtlh Railroad
Station on Frontier.
(ny fie United Pri-.)
Saulte Ste Marie Mich. Deo.
18. A wireless message picked
up here shortly after noon today
stated that 23 of the 27 men
believed to have drowned In Lake
Superior following the wrecking
of the tug Reliance have been
saved. The wireless said the
men -had been picked up by the
tugs Favorite and Cray.
The message did not state
where the rescue was made. It
did say however that Capt.
D. A. Williams of the Reliance
was among those saved.
(Ity The U11IM Prr.)
Suult Sto. .Marie. .Midi. Dec. 18.
Tho three life bouts that twenty-
seven passengers and .members of
the crew of tho 'ug Keliunce took
when that vessel hit the rocks near
Llzznrd Island on the north shore
of Lake Superior AVednosduy were
found capsized today.
They were budly battered and
caked with ico.
The bouts were picked up by a
rescue party aboard the tug lray
which set out for tho islands short-
ly after midnight. No clues as to
the whereabouts of the missing men
were found and It Is believed they
Saulte Sto Mario Mich. Dec. 18.
Twenty-seven passengers and mem-
bers of tho crew of the tug Tie-
lianee 'wrecked last Wednesday
have lost their lives in tho ley
waters of Lake Superior mariners
hore believed today. The men de-
clared It Is doubtful If tho sailors
could have survived tho snow storm
and eale thait swept the lako yester
day and last night. If they did find
shelter they aro without food It is
said and under present weather con
ditions It. is impossible for help to
reach them within two days.
Nino members of the cruw re
ported here late yesterday after a
desperate struggle through a blind-
ing snow storm. Four of them have
been removed to a local hospital
suffering from exhaustion.
According to tho story learned
from tho survivors tho crew di-
vided into groups shortly after the
Reliance was wrecked and set out
In life boats. The survivors under
tho command of Chas. Ctirrle sec-
ond engineer of Saulte Ste Mario
took the lead and soon left tho other
croups that lingered near the Re-
liance. After fighting zero iweather and
storm waves the party landed on
the shore near Batchawana bay
where they built a fire and recuper-
ated. They then starteed a weary
march climbing many high icy
bluffs crossing two rivers and wad-
ing in snow up to their waists most
of the way.
Jack Harton and his wife cooks
on the Reliance who were members
of the party broke down when Mrs.
Harton lost her shoes. A fire was
built and Harton directed the men
to conitinue their journey saying he
and hit -wife would remain at the
fire and that it "was no use for the
entire nine to perish. The men left
(the Hartons. Four miles farther
they found a lumber camp where
they received shelter. A party of
men from the camp rescued the
Afiter spending itwo days at this
camp the party went to Agawa
where the Agawa Central railroad
has a station.
(By The United Press.)
Sault Ste. Marie Mich. Dec. 18.
Capt. D. A. Williams and six mem-
bers of the crew of the tug Reliance
have perished near LIzzard Island
on the north shore of Lake Superior
It was believed here today.
Seven members of the crew who
abandoned the tug Wednesday when
she ran on the rocks and took to a
life boat arrived in Sault Ste. Marie
late yesterday. They were all but
exhausted after a desperate struggle
through a blinding snowstorm.
Captain Williams and the six men
planned to put out In life boats
Thursday night the survivors' de-
clared. Nothing has been seen or
heard of Williams and his men and
it is feared they are lost.
PREDICT MILD WINTER.
North Bay Ontario Dec. 18. Resi-
dents of the northern woods are
unanimous In expressing the opinion
based on various fall Bigns that the
coming winter will be an unusually
mild one . .
Kxpecteil to voln on movo
o lay aside hlp subsidy ami
tuKo up farm ireflltn.
Judiciary omi illtee consid
ers report on nomination of
l'lerco llutlor n u "associate
supremo court Just Ico. 4
Hanking and currency com-
niltee hearings on farm ireil-
Judiciary rinnmltteo meet.
lug on Dougherty Impeach. 4
Naval affairs committee 4
hearing oil bill for relief of 4
wartlmo contractors. 4
Hanking and currency mm- 4
lultleo Inuring on (iuldsboro 4
bill to H'ublixn tho pun basing;
power of tuo dollar.
Completed Yesterday for Slightly
Less Production Than General
Run of Field; Little Nick
Hits Pay 8nd.
Tho Mapn"!!:i'n will completed
yesterday afternoon about. . o'clock
is tho sevctitecnth gas producer for
the flild. No gauge) ban been an-
nouiH'cd on tiny well today but it is
conceded Io bo a good well. Sonm
estluinto that it will go about
2.10000(10. It hail apparently not
entirely cleaned Itself lato yester-
day. Tho well Is located In the north
east of tho northwest of the north
east of section 35-In-sw and Is a
west offset to the Jlackey-Mande-
Tho American Drilling company In
tho southwest of section 2:i-5ll-8w Is
experiencing one delay after another
In bringing In Its well. Cold 'weath
er and trouble with tho machinery
has bold up thn completion of the
well. Sonm think It will bo tho
middle of tho week h fore tho well
Announcement was made this
morning t1'". tho Little Wick Oil
company 4ia (iked up tho sand nt
1.184 feet. Tho iwell is located in
tho southwest of tho southeast of
tho southeast of section !iii-rn-8w
and is a north ofrset to the Mack-ey-MandevIllo.
Tho well has pro-
duction on the south tho west Ithe
north and northeast and is classed
as a certain producer.
Casing wilt bo set as soon as pos-
sible it being stated that this work
would perhaps bo Btarted today.
The Little Nick company is a
soparata organization from the Nlch-
los Oil and Drilling company which
latter organization drilled in tho
discovery well. The well just on
the sand Is tho Little Nick No. 1.
Many local peoplo are interested in
STAR II RESCUE
U. S. Sailors Save 482 From French
Hospital Ship; 25 Dead in Dis-
aster Is Estimate; Reports
(By The United Press.)
Constantinople Dec. 38. At least
twenty-five persons including three
children and their mothers were
drowned burned or crushed to death
in the disaster to the French hos-
pital ship Vinhlong in the iSea of
Marmora Friday in which American
gobs played a heroic part as re-
scuers of 482 survivors.
The American destroyer Bain-
bridge W. A. Edwards in command
was quickly at hand following the
first outbreak of flames on the
French vessel which was crowded
Seeing the Vlnhlong's peril Com-
mander Edwards Bhoved the Bain-
bridge's bow amidships of the
Frenchman and held her there. A
terrific explosion followed. Passen-
gers on the hospital ship wero in a
panic. ' In forty minutes the crew
of the Bainbridge had saved 482;
despite the terror and confusion.
Scores of persons jumped from the
Vinhlong- to the deck of the Bain-
bridge one being killed and several
injured in this manner.
American gobs performed many
adts of heroism two diving into tho
water to save five persons hanging
to a hawser one of the latter prov-
ing to be the wife of tho French
admiral commanding tho Beyrout
FEEL QUAKE TREMORS.
Cambridge Mass. Dec. 18. Slight
earthquake tremors were recorded
at the Harvard seismograph station
here today it was announced.
. The tremors indicated the dis
turbance to be about 1621 miles
away probably in the direction of
the West Indies it was said. The
first tremor was recorded at 7:39:57
10 YEARS RULE
F BRITISH MS
ENDS IN IRELAND
Last of Transports Leaves Bearing
English Troops Home; Tre-
mendous Demonstration Staged
PLAY 'AULD LANG SYNE
AS TROOP SHIPS SAIL
Strange 6cenea Enacted as Soldiers
Embark; Women Weep While
Troops March Up Gang Planks;
Ends Long Occupation.
Ity CKOItdK MacDONAUCir.
(I'nlted I'res Waff Correspondent.)
Dublin Doc 1H -Ililtlsh military
rule In Ireland came to un end yes-
terday lifter Mix hundred years.
Tim final spectacle In Hie historic
drama was enacted on thn QuiiyH of
tho Liffey na one after another four
transport!! slipped away Into tlio
mist bound for Kiiglaml.
The last Itrit (hIi troop to occupy
Southern Ireland sailed In those
transports sped by a tremendous
demonstration of Irish affect loe
bitterness fostered for generations
forgotten. Ill helr ears ns tho
troop ships swung out Into the tide-
way wan tho blare of a Kreo Slate
army band playing "A11I1I Lang
Syno"; tho chirrs and Codspeeit
yi lis of a great throng 011 the quays
the. river bank a mass of fluttering
handkerchiefs and Irish colleeud
Tho march from I'lioenlx l'ark
former Beat of ithe Vice Kegal lodg
was a triumphal procession of fare-
well. It was as though tho people
of Ireland were unburdening them-i
selves to let these boys who had
fought them to a standstill know
there w'as no hard will.
Froo State troops Joined tho pa-
rade others sought to hold back
eager throngs that pressed about
for a lust glimpse of tho Britishers.
A woman broke through tho lines
h lid kiscesd tho hand of a big em-
barrassed trooper. On either sido
were ruins reminiscent of tha recent
rebellion against tho Freo State in
which these troops -wero only ec-
tators. Then the column passed the
shattered post office still lying In
heaps of brick and mortar from the
days when sotno of these samo de-
parting soldiers shelled It in the
rebellion of l'JKi.
At tho quays near O'Connell
bridge General Sir Novlllo Mac-
Ready took the last salute. Tho
troops crushed between eager laugh-
ing weeping crowds ut the docks
Oklahoma Natural Closes Gate Valve
Opened by Mayor; Schools Close;
Town Freezing From
(By The United Tress.)
Drumrlght Okla. Dec 18. This
oil town in the heart of a big gas
field is "freezing" on account of
the action of the Oklahoma Natural
(las company yesterday when it
closed the "gate valve" which Mayor
W. E. Nicodemus had hooked on to
after he claimed the townspeople
had suffered a shortage of gas all
Today two of the five schools here
cloBed because of inadequate heat
and the other three schools were
expected to close this afternoon.
Mayor Nicodemus declares "Drum-
right is going to have heat one way
or another regardless of the Okla-
homa Natural das company's ac-
tion." Mrs. G. F. Fatheree of Cement
route three is undergoing treatment
in a local hospital.
ELKS TO AGAIN ACT
SANTA CLAUS FOR CHILDREN; PLANS
FINISHED ON TREE SATURDAY NIGHT
Arrangements have just been
completed for the bringing of Santa
Claus to all the homes in Chlcka
sha through the agency of the
Chickasha lodge. B. P. O. Elks it
was announced this morning by Roy
Cornwell exalted ruler.
The Chickasha Elks are to act as
Santa's agents to children who oth-
erwise might not be visited by St.
Nick because of his heavy Christ-
mas work and the feature event is
to be the big Christmas tree and
program to be given by the Elks at
their clubrooms corner Third Btreet
and Chickasha avenue at 7:30 on
next Saturday evening..
For weeks the Elks' committees
have been working toward getting
all details in shape for their guests
of next Saturday evening and word
comes today that everything is in
readiness. The preparations started
with the Elks' carnival which closed
on the evening of Dec. 2. Following
that the purchasing committee with
ROAD BUILDING WILL
Py Ihe I nlM Vn.)
Washington lm IH. Increased
appropriation of f :i2.noooiK) for new
roiul building wero rcomuiinihd In
thn annual agrlciilturo department
supply bill reported Io lint house to
day by the appropriations commit
to. Tho appropriation for new
mud work In the aKtlcnlturu bill for
tho current year was (in.iHio.mio us
compared with f t:'uoooi"J fur next
R. F. Thweatt Chlckaiha Druggist
Seeks One-half Interest In Nichlos
Discovery Well and Other
Holdings in Local Field.
A suit Involving gas proper) lea In
tho Urady county gas field valued
at more than 1:50.000 lias been In-
stituted In tho district court of
(Irmly county by It. K. ThweaU local
druggist against John II. Nichlos
and tho Okullioma Natural tias com
Tho petition alleges that upon
. voral occasions tho plaintiff loaned
Mr. Nichlos moral and financial sup-
IMirt with the verbal agreement that
n'll 1. Itll 1110 V.TI Ifltl nKI.-1MI1.7ltL H..
If oil or gas olther wus found In
paying quantities. that after tho do
lendunt should pay all Indebtedness
and expense of every kind connected
with tho drilling of aald well that
this plaintiff Khotild own equally
with bl 111 tho equity or net profits
derived from said drilling operation
Mid said leases acquired by the de-
fendant through and by virturo of
drilling said well (later known as
the Nichlos discovery well)."
Mr. Thweatt also asks that the
court issue a decree granting him
one-twelfth Intorest In tho Lltlio
Nick Oil company a company head-
ed by Mr. Nichlos.
An accounting of tho profits made
from tho property in which the
pluiutiff claims an Interest Is sought
In the petition. Tho only part of
tho suit directly altoctliif tho Okla-
homa Natural lias company is that
which asks that upon a final deter-
mination of Kbe unit they be re-
strained from paying to Flr. Nichlos
or to bis agents or attorneys any
further money as pro.'Cods of gas
sold from tho wells.
F. E. Riddle of Tulsa and Judge
Frank M. Bailey und Harry Hammer-
ly of Chlckasha ara atorneys for
TO GD TO TRIAL
Trotter and Collier Former Pastors
of McAlester Scheduled to Face
Embezzlement Charges in
. County Court.
(By The I'nitiil Press.)
McAlester Okla. Dec. 18. Two
ministers were scheduled to go on
trial in county court here today.
Itev. J. !. Trotter former pastor
of the Methodist church at Ilalloy-
vlllo near hero is charged with
embezzlement of funds of Brooks
Health institute of which he was
financial secretary. Trotter became
known as the "elusive pastor" when
he escaped from the county jail here
several months ago. He was "al-
most caught" at different times and
was captured in Alamosa Colo.
where he was working under an as-
Rev. J .Thomas Collier former
pastor of the North McAlester Bap-
tist church is charged with embez-
zlement of a $250 lodge ring from a
local jewelry establishment. He
was returned here from California
where he was working when tho lo-
cal jewelry store pressed charges
During the time of his aosonce
from here Collier's wife and children
moved to Tulsa where thev are at
I present staying with his sister.
AS AGENTS OF
full authority from Santa Claus
bought toys caps warm mittens
stockings candy apples oranges and
nuts for the Elks' guests.
Working ahead of the purchasing
committee was another committee
which visited mauy homes in the
city and gathered the names of the
needy children. Invitations are be-
ing sent to thsse and with the com-
plete lists In their hands the pur-
chasing committee bought presents
The decorating committee will get
busy this week and have tlio tree
and the ballroom dressed to perfec
tion by the time the children ar-
rive. Following are the committees as
announced by Exalted Ruler Corn-
well: Purchasing committee Mrs. W.
S. Richards Mrs. John Gribi Mrs.
(Continued ou page two.)
SEVEH MEM TAKE-
FED BANK AUTO
Hold Up Driver Just- as Machine
Leaded; Lay Down Barrage on
Door of Mint; Guarda Return
Fire; Gun Fight Staged.
CAREFULLY PLANNED IS
BOLD JOB; ESCAPE MADE
Guard and Driver ef Bank Car
Wounded; Froi.c of Mint Building
la Riddled With Bullets;
Police Are Too Late
(Ity Ttit UnlM rnm.)
I)envir Colo. lhc. 18. Sewn
ImiutlU In a daring raid on a fed
eral reserve bunk auto In front of
tho fulled States mint here today
obtained 200iH) In currency and
In an exchange of shots Mween
gourds and tho bandit gang ono
guard of thn bank car and thu driv-
er were seriously wounded.
Tho bandits drew up In front of
tho mint in a closed car just as tho
bank auto which had oca loaded
with currency started away. One
. ' ' -
of ha ndll commanded (he drif-
T of the car to slop.
The others covering tho driver
and the guard with sIioIkuiis trans-
ferred the money to their own car.
Cuanls til tho mint armed with
rifles and shotguns opened fire on
tho bandit car. The fire was re-
turned. 0110 of tlio guards and the
chauffeur of tho bunk car being
Tho bandits stood on the curb
and laid down a verltablo barrage
on the door of the mint.
Employes of tho mint shot at the
bandits from windows and doors.
The hall of bullets from the ban
dits guns riddled the trout of the
mint and broke nearly every window
In ono sido of tho building.
Scores of podcstrlans and motor
ists attracted by the' shootlmr.
watched the bandits as they leaned
in thuir car and sped away. - . .
I'ollco reserves were rushed to tha
sceno and kept all persona away
from tho mint. .
Tho bandits apparently had nlanneil
tho holdup carefully nnd their sc
ion was timed so that when the
bank car started away the bandit
automobile crowded It into the curb.
Tho money was In five dollar bills
and was being taken to Ithe federal
The fc-unrd shot was Charles Lin
ton 60. He is not expected to live.
Linton fell from the first volley of
the bundlls' guns.
Ono of the bandits was reported
wounded by guards who fired from
Two members of the bandit gang
covered the driver and guard of
the bank car while the other five
grabbed the currency and trans-
ferred It to their automobile.
A waitress in a restaurant across
the1 street from the mint saw the
holfup and made frantic efforts to
call the police. Before . she was
able to get headquarters mint em-
ployes rushed to the door of the
building and began shooting with
sawed-off shotguns and repeating
When tho robbers appeared Joe
Leykan a mint employe pressed an
alarm button which sent thirty
heavily armed guards rushing to
windows and doors. Rifles and shot-
guns roared as the government men
endeavored to drive off the bandits.
During the battle bundles of
money- were broken up and coins
scattered along the sidewalk in
front of the mint.
The loot in addition to $5 bills
was composed of new coined silTer
and gold. '
Secret Service Gets Job.
(By The United Pren.)
Washington Dec. 18. United
States secret service operators will
be assigned to tho gigantic robbery
of federal reserve currency in front
of the United States mint at Den-
ver the secret service office here
A complete investigation of the
robbery will be made by the secret
service as soon as possible it was
With Bayonets as
Result of Killing
(By The United Press.)
Warsaw Dec. 18. With a num-
ber of Polish nationalists under ar-
rest suspected of having had a
hand in the plot to assassinate Pres-
ident Narutowicz Warsaw fairly
bristled with bayonets today as
troops patrolled the streets. Mar-
tial law was being strictly enforced.'
Reports were in circulation that
political opponents of Narutowicx's
party are forming a "Fasclstl" or-
ganization and Intend to seize the
government. Tho insane student
who killed the president was closely
guarded as it was feared he will
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Pool, J. Edwin. Chickasha Daily Express (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 209, Ed. 1 Monday, December 18, 1922, newspaper, December 18, 1922; Chickasha, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc733102/m1/1/: accessed November 16, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.