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AUGUSTA, MAINE, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 2, 1925.
PRICE THREE CENTS
Maine Publicity
Broadcast This
Week at Gotham
Weekly Program for
Two Months Will
Show Desirability
of State Owned
Station
Got. Brewster Preparing Mes
age to Be Flung From
Law’s Theater Friday
Evening—Will Tell of Ad
vantages and Attractions
Pine Tree State—Sentiment
Manifest Will Guide Solons
on Project
The radio broadcasting station
et Losw's Theater, New York
will sprsad the advantages and
attractions of Maine once a week
en Friday evenings, according to
an announcement made Sunday.
This station is one of the best in
the eastern are a and is received
nmarkably clear over a wide
Aritory. Governor Brewster has
practically completed the initial
message to be flung to the air
next Friday at 9 o’clock. It is
understood the weekly service
will continue about two months.
This announcement comes at a
time when the question of whe
' ther or not Maine as a state
shall establish a broadcasting
station of its own, primarily for
the same purpose, is before the
legislature for decision. While
but a few weeks of the New
York Station experiment will
have elapsed before the Solons
finally pass upon the question,
enough data on the sentiment
end attitude of radio listeners to
ward the project should be avail
able to help guide the legislators
toward a right decision. It
’ should convince-them of the de
sirability of such a form of pub
licity regardless tf the initial
expense and upksep.
As regards the matter of an
appropriation to Insure the es
tablishment of a station on state
owned ground at Augusta, plana
an now in progress to promote ^
a subscription list whioh will
materially reduce the sum neces
sary for the state to appropriate.
Already there are assurance#
of the establishment of the ata
tien at Augusta. Built on state
e^nad ground would mean free
rent. The Central Maine Power
Company has offered free power
for the next ten years. Sup
plementing there are offers of
11900 each from Hon. Blaine S.
Viles and Guy H. Gannett, two
public-spirited citizens of the
Capital City._
Admits Shot Man
Cbumed Insulted
Wife and Himself
Portland. Me.. March 1—George
Di Paolo, 35, of 10 Freeman Lane,
admitted, according to the police,
firing five shots from his revolver at
Louis Dl Paolo, 14 Newbury street,
thia afternoon, two of which took ef
fect in the latter's left arm and
shoulder.
George Dl Paolo was locked up.
charged with assault with intent to
kill He declared his namesake in
sulted his wife and himself.
The victim of the shooting Is at
the Maine General hospital, where
his condition was reported as not
serious.
— i
RAKING STORM
GRIPS TWIN CITIES
Lewiston. Me., March 1—A severe
southwest storm is sweeping Lewis
ton-Auburn tonight. Up to 10 o'clock
there had been a fall of five inches
of-heavy snow. P.eports from the
suburbs state that the wires are load
ed with snow threatening serious
damage.
FORDS
1931 Touring
1933 Touring
1935 Touring (Wew)
1935 Coupe
Money Back Guarantee
Webber & Hewett
. Augusta
SEEK TO LEGALIZE
PAY OF PRISONERS
AT THOMASTON
Sen; Maher Will Introduce Bill;
Resolve Also Calls for Re
imbursement Warden
Judiciary Will Make Reports on
Tour Measures Proposing Ban of
State Aid to Private and Sectarian
Schools — Conpronilsc Highway
and Bridge BUI also Due—B1U
Calling for Amateur Boxing
Report of the committee on
State's Prison on the bill introduced
by Senator Maher of Kennebec to al
low the inmates at the Prison at
T homaston pay for their work and
the resolve to reimburse Lester D.
Eaten, warden at the prison, in the
sum of §5097 for money which he
paid to the prisoners for their work,
and the reports of the juliciary com
mittee on the four bills heard last
week relating to State aid for pri
vate and sectarian schools, are in
cluded in the grist of important
matters which will engross the at
tention of the Solons this week.
Senator Smith of Somerset will in
troduce early this week the com
promise highway and bridge pro
gram which was outlined early last
week. The measures will take care
of a four-year program, exclusive of
the Kennebec bridge, and the bonds
to be issued will be returned within
15 years. The-amount of the bona
issrue resolve calling for an amend
ment to the Constitution has not yet
been decided, but will probably be
either for $7,000,000 or $S,000,000.
A legislative act apportioning the
issue between the bridges and the
State rbads will accompany the bond
issue resolve. The program also
carries a bill for a gasoline tax of
two cents without exemption, ’One
half cent of that tax is toibe for
maintenance of State and State-aid
roads, one cent for State-aid road
construction, and the remaining one
half cent for third class highways.
Divided report? are anticipated
from the Judiciary committee on
three if not all of the four measures
heard last week i elating to State
aid for private nad sectarian schools.
The divided reports of the judi
ciary committee on the Michael
Burns resolve will probably be acted
cn early this week by the Senate. In
the House last week on motion of
Representative Martin of Augusta
Report B ‘‘ought to pass’’ was ac
cepted and by a vote of 70 to 67 Mr.
Burns, who resides in Augusta, was
given the right to bring suit against
the State of Maine for recovery of
losses said to have been incurred
when this State son e years ago seiz
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Bomb Planted in
Auto Kills Customs
Official Niagara Falls
Niagra, Falls, N. Y.. March 1—Or
ville A. Preuster, a federal customs
official, was Instantly killed here this
afternoon by the explosion of a
bomb. Elmer Whitacre, a friend,
was .fatally Injured.
The bomb was concealed in Preus
ter's automobile and when he press
ed the starter the explosion occured.
Preuster had been active in sup
pression of liquor smuggling here
and was a brother to Lucas Lee
Preuster, former county leader of the
Ku Klux Klan. He was a widower
and lived with his brother and his
two children.
Saturday evening early he parked
his car in front of his home on Tenth
street and did not touch it again until
about four o'clock this afternoon
when with Whitacre he started down
town. Preuster took the wheel and
Whitacre went to the front of the car
to crank it if necessary. Preuster
stepped on the starter and there was
an explosion that shook the neigh
borhood. Whitacre was blown 40
feet away and Pewster was thrown
into the wreckage of the automobile.
Part of I’reuster's head was blown
off and both legs were torn from the
body. Parts of the automobile were
found imbedded in nearby houses and
buildings for blocks about were shak
en .
Whitacre was sent to a hospital
alive. The surgeons have scant hope
of saving his life.
T. M. Hennessey, chief of the cus
toms inspection service here und
the local police could find no clues,
except a metal box, about an inch
and a half square, inside of which
was a small spring, and projecting
from which there was a short stub of
copper wire.
Preuster w'as not known to have any
enemies, although he has caused
many arrests. His most recent case
was that of a man. arrested for an
alleged attempt to bribe reuster aft
er he had been caught with liquor in
his car,_
WILL YOU HAVE YOUR CAR READY?
Spring is just over the hill. Consult us
We Execute your Repairing here intelligently. If you
specify certain repairs we do not go beyond your orders
to run up a big repair bill, but we will give you a con
scientious report on what work is required to put your
car in ship-shape order.
And whatever work we do is done thoroughly, com
pletely, efficiently and economically.
CAPITAL GARAGE
Back of Augusta House
[
This Time Will Let
Others Administer
Oath to His Son !
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JOHN C. COOLIDGE
Father of President
Plymouth, Vt., Mar. J.—Colonel
John C. Coolidge will drive his own
rig on the first leg of his journey
to Washington to see his son, Cal
vin, Inaugurated as President.
Ho tolji today of the plans for his
journey, the third to Washington
since his son became Vice President
four years ago. Early tomorrow
morning he will hitch his horse to
a buggy and drive the l‘J miles to
Eudlow. There he will stable his
horse to await his return.
Colonel Coolidgo will attend the
regular monthly meeting tomorrow
of the directors of the Ludlow Sav
ings Bank, of which he is vice presi
dent. At 7.40 P. M. he will board
the special train from Burlington
which connects with the Washing
tonian at Bellows Falls, arriving in
Washington at ».'J5 on Tuesday aft
ernoon.
As the guest of Governor Franklin
S. Billings he will occupy a state
room in the governor's private car.
Beside Governor and Mrs. Billings
the party will include John B. Sar
gent, boyhood friend of Calvin Cool
idge, and Morris Bradley, a native of
Plymouth. Officers of the national
guard of Vermont and a 50-piece
band from the University of Ver
mont will accompany the party.
Colonel Coolidge today declared
he could not say when he would re
turn. Having once himself admin
istered the oath of office to the Pres
ident with the use of the family Bi
ble by lamplight in hrs own home,
he did net appear to be particularly
impressed by the ceremony about to
be performed in more pretentious
surroundings.
Sister of Minister
Shoots Him to
Put Him Out of Pain
Reicester, Knglaml. March 1.— (By
A. P.)—An extraordinary tragedy, re
viving the question of justification for
the taking of life under special cir
cumstances, occurred today in the vi
carage of llungerton, Relcestershlre.
The vicar, the Rev. 'William Betti
son, after celebrating communion this
morning returned to the vicarage for
breakfast. Rater he retired to his
study, from which shortly ca^ie the
sound of a shot. The vicar's sister.
Miss Bettison, who, with her brother
nnd a housekeeper, were the only oc
cupants of the vicarage, went to the
study and found her brother lying on
the floor.
There is no telephone in the vicar
age, and therefore Miss Bettison went
to the post office and telephoned a doc
tor who lived four miles distant. She
then returned to the vicarage and re
entered the study, refusing to permit
anyone else to come in. A little later
another shot was heard Inside the
study and Miss Bettison came out.
"I asked him if he would live, and
he did not reply,” she said. I saw he
was dying in agony, so I shot him to
put him o,ut of his pain.”
Miss Bettison was arrested.
Want to Hear l*en.
Mitchell’s Answer
To Critics’ Statements
Washington, March 1.—Dcspito that
Us stormy investigation must end be
fore noon Wednesday, the House air
craft committee plans to hold at least
one, and possibly two more open hear
ings. Hear Admiral JSradley A. Fiskc,
retired, has been colled for tomorrow.
Several committee members desire
to wind up the inquiry tomorrow, but
nthers are of the opinion that Brig.
Gen. Mitchell, assistant army air chief,
should be given an opportunity to an
swer those who have contradicted his
statements since he wsa last on the
witness stand.
At the close of its hearings the com
mittee faces the task of going through
a bulging record of testimony to draft
a report. All hope of sifting the vast
contradictory mass in time for a re
port to the present Congress, however,
lias been abandoned and a resolution
has been introduced to ask authority
to defer it until the next Congress
convenes.
2 Autoists Killed
Crash with Trolley
At New Bedford, Mass.
New Bedford, Mass., March 1.—Wil
liam Bramwell of South Front street
and James Almond of 21 Fair street,
this city, were almost Instantly killed
when the machine in which they were
returning to this city from the soccer !
game at Tiverton today crashed head
on into an electric car at Westport
this evening.
Joseph Higgins and Patrick H. En
nis, tlie other New Bedford men in the
machine, were removed to St. Luke’s
Hospital here, seriously but not dan
gerously Injured.
Almond, the owner of the machine,
was at the wheel and it is thought he
must have been blinded by the head
light of another ear, or in some unex
plained manner lost control of the ma
chine.
DIFFERENCES OVER
FARM RELIEF WILL
BLOCK LEGISLATION
Little Hope Enactment of Bill
with End Congress Due
Wednesday
Administration Traders and Farm
Bloc Cannot Agree on Form of
Belief—Latter Say Prefer Xo Leg
islation to Provisions of Dickinson
BUI—Muscle Shoals Leasing and
Other Measures B UI Die with Lnd
of Congress
Washington, March 1—With only
two days and a half to go, the 6Sth
congress probably will not pass any
of the several important administra
tion measures remaining on its cal
endar.
While it appears likely that there
will be a last minute fight over re
clamation projects In the interior de
partment appropriation bill, leaders
believe they will be able to dispose of
all the regular supply measures be
fore adjournment sine die at noon,
Wednesday.
In addition, they expect to get final
action on the rivers and harbors au
thorization bill which was passed
last night by the senate. Difference
with the house on several score
amendments remain to be adjusted,
but the big obstacles to agreement
were removed when the senate re
fused to attach riders for the Cape
Cod Canal purchase and the Good
ing long and short haul railroad pro
posal.
While the senate agriculture com
mittee will undertake tomorrow to
report a farm relief bill, there is lit
tle prospect of enactment of the
recommendations of the president's
agricultural conference because of
the differences between administra
tion leaders and members of the farm
block as to the form the legislation
should take.
Republican leaders favor senate
action on the Dickinson bill which
the house approved ns a substitute
for the Capper-IIaugen cooperative
marketing measure, but members of
the farm bureau decided to follow
the Dickinson proposal into discard
because they agree with Chairman
Carey and other members of the
president's conference that there had
better be no legislation than to have
this measure enacted.
Among other measures that ap
pear doomed are the Underwood
lluscle Shoals leasing bill, the
Crampton measure to reorganize the
prohibition unit, the McFadden
branch banking proposal, the $150,
000.000 public buildings bill which h&s
received house approval and the An
thony migratory bird refuge measure.
Every measure that fails of enact
ment at this session automatically
will be wiped off the congressional
calendar, and in order to get action
In the future, each must go through
all the routine of legislation machin
ery from introduction through com
mittee administration to adoption by
the houses.
Hold Funeral \
Rites for Hjalmar
Branting at Stockholm
Stockholm, Mar. 1—(By A. P.)—
Flags were at half-mast today
throughout Sweden, Denmark and
Norway in honor of Hjalmar Brant
ing, former prime minister of Swe
den, who died last week. Stockholm
was in mourning.
Under gray, sunless skies, at two
o’clock this afternoon a great funeral
procession moved from M. Branting's
house in the suburbs, through Stock
holm, toward the six hundred year
old church. Stor Kyrkan. where fun
eral services were conducted. Thous
ands of persons lined the route.
Inside i church were King Gus
tav and all the members of the royal
family, the members of the diplo
i.. .tic t rps and Ira Nelson Morris,
former United States minister to
Sweden.
At the graveside orations were de
livered in several languages. Dark
ness fell before the obsequies, which
were the most impressive ever seen
in Sweden, ended and the people left
the flower-covered mound under
which M. Branting rested.
160 Killed in
Kharput Explosion
Constantinople, March 1 —(By A.
P.)—One hundred rebels and 60 of
the townspeople were killed today In
the explosion of a munitions depot at
Kharput, Turkish Armenia, while
the town was being pillaged by
rebels.
The Angora assembly has voted a
credit for partial mobilization to
combat the Kurdish revolt.
Wins Auto Classic *
with Average Speed
126.39 Miles Hour
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TOMMY MILTON
Cuvier City, Calif.. March 1—Tom
my Milton won the 250-mile auto
mobile race here this afternoon, the
opening event of the 1925 season of
the American Automobile Associa
tion. He averaged 126.39 miles an
i hour. Peter De Paolo was second,
Robert McDonough third, and Harry
Hertz fourth.
Milton’s average of 126.S9 miles an
hour, came within a hair’s breadth of
smashing the world's record of 126.9
miles an hour established on the
sae track last year by Dennett Hill.
Robert McDonough was second,
and Harry Hartz fourth.
An epidenic of tire changes and
overheated engines featured the
race, which was run on blistering
boards under a blazing sun.
THE WEATHER
SNOW
Northern New England—Snow and
colder Monday: much colder In west
portion; Tuesday fair; colder in
Maine.
Southern New England — Fair
and colder Monday; Tuesday fair
and cold. *
Eastern New York—Fair and much
colder Monday; Tuesday fair, con
tinued cold. ,
Boston Forecast
Forecast for Boston and vicinity—
Monday fair and cold; Tuesday fair
and continued cold: strong west and
northwest winds diminishing.
General Forecast
The disturbance that was over the
lake region Sunday morning has ad
vanced northeastward to Quebec
while the secondary center that was
on the South Atlantic coast has ad
vanced to Connecticut.
Pressure is high Off the North At
lantic coast. During the last 24
hours, snows have occurred in the
northern district from the Mississippi
valley eastward.
The temperatures have risen In the
north'Atlantic states and have fallen
decidedly In the uper lake region,
the upper Mississippi, the Missouri
and Ohio valleys.
The outlook is for mostly fair
weather Monday and Tuesday in the
states east of the Mississippi river.
It will be colder Monday In the north
Atlantic states and colder on Tues
day in northern New England.
Storm warnings are displayed on
the Atlantic coast from Portland to
Eastport, Me.
Winds north of Sandy Hook—
Strong south winds and gales shift
ing to west; weather overcast with
rain Monday.
Advisory southeast storm warning,
10 P. M.—Portland to Eastport, Me.
—Disturbance over Connecticut in
creasing in intensity and advancing
north, northeastward, will cause
strog southeast winds and gales to
night shifting to west on Monday.
Maine made moccasins for Main*
maids and men at FIFIELD’S
(opp. depot.)
Scientists Puzzled Over
Cause Earth Tremors that
Threw Scare into Millions]
EBERT SUCCUMBS
TO PERITONITIS
ATTACKIN BERLIN
German President Fails to
Rally After Operation for
Appendicitis
System Had Been t ndorminert by
Influenza—Berlin Shocked l»y tlic
News—Had Been Head of Nation
for Six Years—Succeeded Regime
of Kaiser—Junker I’rcss Refuses
to Bay Tribute to Dead Executive
—Luther or Marx Possible Suc
cessors
Beilin, Feb. 28.—(By A. I>.)—
Theatres and operas were dark
throughout Germany tonight, con
cert halls were closed and cafe or
chestras silenced in mourning for
Germany’s first president, Friedrich
Ebert, the former saddle maker of
Heldleberg, who succeded Kaiser
Wilhelm as the chief executive of
Germany a*.id steadied the new re
public through six stormy years.
President Ebert died at 10.15
o’clock this morning from peritonitis
after an operation for appendicitis
five days ago. His system had been
undermined by an attack of influen
za preceding the operation and his
heart was not equal to the burden
imposed by the poison which had
spread throughout his system.
The President’s death came as a
(Continued on Page 3—Col. 4)
Ship Board Vessel
Afire at Antwerp
Antwerp, March 1—Fire broke out
today on the United States shipping
board steamer West Kasson, which is
lying at a dock here with a cargo of
grain, wood dnd crude oil. The fire
spread rapidly and the steamer soon
wsflt a mass of ltamea, which threat
ened other vessels. The firemen by
hard work mangaed to confine the
fire to the West Kasson the cargo of
which was still burning tonight. The
loss is expected to be heavy.
The West Kasson. a vessel cf 4,'i25
tons, sailed from New Orleans Feb.
1 for Antwerp.
Osborne’s Debts
At Biarritz Paid
Toulouse, France, Mar. 1.—I.a De
peclie today publishes a despatch
from its correspondent in Biarritz
saying that all debts left there by
Osborne C. Wood have been paid.
The correspondent adds that the
amounts paid include a check for
francs, alleged to have been
cashed for Wood by the proprietor
of the casino, who is said to have
lodged a complaint against Wood
when the bank upon which it was
drawn declined to honor it.
According to the correspondent,
the complaint has been withdrawn.
Death Prominent
Bangor Resident
Bangor, Me., Mar. 1—Dana E. War
ren, for more than 40 years a pharm
acist in Bangor, died at his home
hero last night, aged 67. For some
years he was connected with the
state militia, serving as a staff mem
ber and he was one of the oldest
members of Conduskeag Lodge, K.
of P. He is survived by his wife,
who was Miss Elizabeth Stone of
Augusta; a nephew, Judge William
M. Warren of the probate court and
a neice, Mrs. Dudley Baldwin of
Minneapolis.
Swiss Chancellor
Dies Suddenly
.Berne, Switzerland, Mar. 1.—
Adolph Steiger, chancellor of Swit
zerland, died suddenly today. He
| was <5t> years old.
Maine Made Products
are being Advertised Successfully through
The Roy Flynt Service
AUGUSTA AND PORTLAND
Old Scotch Ginger Ale
and
Wheatal Advertisements
on Page 9 of the Journal
are examples of our work.
The Roy Flynt Service
The only recognized Advertising Agency in Maine.
Studios at 309 Press Building, Portland
333 Water St., Augusta
Wo Write, rian. Illustrate
and place advertisements in
newspapers and magazines in
Maine and other states.
Boston—Xew Ent'nnd and
National Recognition.
Our Art Department Is in
charge of Wm. J. Dow, for
merly of the Graphic Arts
Engraving Co., of Boston. ,
HOY H. FLYNT, formerly
Advertising Manager of the
Park & Pollard Co., of Bos
ton, personally directs all
advertising accounts.
• .
Imperfect Registration of Shocks Bars State*
ment of Facts — Seismograph Head Says
Was Caused by Slipping of Rock Mass on
Logan’s Fault Which Started Quake of 1914
—Lowest Point of Tide Another Reason —*
Dr. Todd’s Forecast of Disaster to New York
City Recalled — Many Stories of People’s
Experiences During Tremor Estimated
from 20 Seconds to Over 2 Minutes — Only
Minor Damage Reported in New England
and Eastern Part Country
PANICKY FEELING
■Washington, Feb. 28—Experts at
the Georgetown University observa
tory obtained records of the earth
tremors which were described as
most severe, for this section of the
country. The tremor was most pro- ,
nounced from 9:24 to 9:28 o’clock at
a point about 500 miles from Wash
ington, in the vicinity of Boston. The
instruments were reported as re
cording tremors of less severity at 11
o’clock.
Earthquake shocks, varying in in
tensity and lasting from 20 seconds
in some places to more than two
minutes in others, rocked Boston and
the northeastern part of the United
States between 9:20 and 9:80 last
night, and brought panic to thous
ands of the population in localities
where such severe tremors are la
most unknown.
So far as is known no buildings
collapsed, but minor damage was re- |
ported all over New England, espec
ially in the northern states, and the
telephone companies in many of the
larger New England cities began to
report wire and cable trouble a few
minutes after the first shock was felt.
In Boston the results of the quake
and its effect on the people varied.
Many persons on the street or on the
lower floors of buildings apparently
gave the tremors no thought. Others,
especially those in the higher build
ings and those packed with thous
ands of others in the theatres, dance
halls and other gathering places,
! paled and many hastily sought the
open air.
Passengers in trolley car* and
trains and in automobiles felt the
shocks. Many motorists grew panic
stricken and brought their cars to a
halt. Inside the down town buildings
more especially on the higher floors,
the swaying was sufficient to bring
slight dizziness.
All reports agreed that the motion
of the buildings was lateral, and even
in the suburban districts terrified
householders felt their homes swing
; back and fortli in a seesaw movement.
!* l.ess than a minute after the first
shocks felt in Boston the streets were
filled with wondering people, many of
them frankly terrified. Newspaper of
fices were bombarded with inquiries,
as were the various college observa
tories, the weather bureau and other
information points.
l ne telephone operators, many of
them forced to light panic and hysteria
as switchboards trembled before their
eyes, struggled valiantly with the flood
of calls, but were soon swamped with
tlie unprecedented press of business.
Tenants rushed from buildings, here
and there women became hysterical
and screamed. In some of the apart
ments and hotel buildings along the
river bank and in the Back Bay hotels
men and women ran into the streets,
many scantily clad as though running
from Arc.
The earthquake put an abrupt end
to what had started to be a quiet eve
ning for the police department. As the
headquarters and station house build
ings rocked and swayed lights on the
switchboards flashed one after the oth
er as the patrolmen out on route began
calling their houses for instructions.
Every police station was swamped
with an avalanche of telephone calls,
from nervous residents, and at head
quarters visions of a bomb plot or big
explosion disaster somewhere in the
city led the officers on duty to begin a
quick checkup all over the city.
Child Burned to
Death in Home
Franklin. N. H„ March 1.—Rosa
mond, two year old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. D. Dunbar Seamans, was
burned to death in the fire which
destroyed her home here early to
day. Her parents and five children
narrowly escaped.
Two hoys jumped 15 feet from
their bedroom window. Fire Cap
tain Edgar H. Wheeler rescued an
other child. The parents wroke the
family but wore unable to reach the
bal-.y. The cause of .he fire was un
determined hut fire officials said they
believed ti to have been started from
wires short circuited by the earth
quake.

EXPERTS AT LOSS
New York, Mar. 1.—(By A. P.)— .
Scientists labored today to deter- ;
mine the cause and the center of
the internal disturbance which
caused the earth to roll In its bed
last night. , .
Although, and Indeed because,
seismographs at Fordham and Har
vard Universities were literally “on
top’’ of the wave, it was impossible
to determine the center here and an .
appeal was made to the Oxford Ob
servatory in Oxford. Scientists therd
stated this afternoon that the quake
had been registered so imperfectly
that sufficient evidence for a state
ment did not exist. A Canadian ob
servatory placed the center of dis
turbance at the mouth of the Sag
inaw river in Michigan.
K. B. Hill, in charge of seismo
graphs at the Museum of Natural
History, stated that the tremors were
caused by the slipping of a roclv
mass along the line known as Ho
gan’s Fault, to which the last earth
quake experienced here. In 1914, was
attributed.
A recent published opinion of Dr, i
David Todd that an earthquake was •
inevitable in New York because in
creased weight was constantly being,
placed upon a “fault” which lies in
the bed rock directly beneath the
city, was recalled. The fact that the
tide yesterday reached its lowest 1
point was considered as haying a!
possible connection with the tremor, j
Efforts to connect the quake with :
the recent total eclipse were scoffed ■
at by scientists, who said that dan
ger of an earthquake was least dur
ing a total eclipse.
A debated question as to whether,
the skyscrapers of New York will .
ever be tumbled down upon the
heads of its millions of inhabitants,
was renewed by the tremors last
night. It is said that the solid bed
rock upon which the city is built;
constitutes an effective safety guar
antee.
Others hold to Dr. Todd’s fe'ar of
the final cave-ln of the fault. They
point out that the yawn and shud
ders of flie earthquake last night
(Continued on Page 3, Col. 7)
RADIO USED TO
COMBAT FIRE
(Special to Kennebec Journal)
Brunswick, Me., March 1—A new
use for radio was discovered today.
When the Are department arrived at
the farm of Fred K. Harmon in res
ponse to a telephone message they
found Mr. Harmon’s two sons on the
roof while Mrs. Harmon and daugh
ter were on the ground filling palls
with water which were handed to the
top of the building by means of the
aerial of the radio which had been
detached from the chimney. The fire
was confined to the chimney al- ,
though many sparks fell on the roof.
Captain of Fishing
Sloop Is Drowned
Newport, B. I., March 1.—Captain
Joseph Millett. 63, skipper of the fish
ing sloop Reliance, out of Newport, j
was washed averboard and lost today i
while the craft was pounding through !
heavy seas about a_ mile oft the Breton 1
Reef lightship neaV here. He was at- !
tempting to make fast a dory torn I
away by the storm when a giant wave :
swept the deck. |
His crow of two, Frank Bewls and '
Charles Young, brought the ship about ,
but in an hour's cruising could not lo- '
cate their captain. Millett, who had ;
lived In Newport at intervals covering
10 years, came from Fleasantville,
N. J.
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