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News of the World
By Associated Press
Average Daily Circulation
Week Ending Q O A 1
March 31st iJf&Hl
Executive Not Only Wants
To Air His Views, But
Also to Ascertain West-
erners ideas on nat
ional Issues
Tentative Arrangements
.Call for 15 or 20 Address
es in Representative
Cities Will Announce
Augusta, Oa April Ji. President
Harding Is understood to contemplate
his proposed summer trip to the Pa
cific coast not only as a means of pre
sentlng to the western half of the
, country his policies and plans but also
as a means of ascertaining clearly the
wetstern view point on national prob
lems. " '' :
Such an understanding of the exec
utive's attitude toward the projected 1
trip has been obtained by several of '
those who have discused the matter
of the tour with him during his vaca-j
tlon. " ' I
To Feel the Pulse j
As briefly put by these conferees)
today, the president desires to go Into ,
the section west of the Mississippi to!
'feel its pulse." . I
As tentatively mappad out the j
swing of the president through the
west provides for IB or 20 addresses;
In representative cities. In those ad-j
dresses Mr. Harding, It is said, plans '
to outline the more Important policies
of his administration and announce j
bis plans for the remainder of his
present term of office.
Informal Conferences
The addresses will not bo the only
feature ot the trip as now viewed by ;
Air. Harding as through Informal con
ferences with leading citizens he'
hopes to loam Intimately and clearly :
the thoughts and Ideas of the people. I
These conferences he Is said to feel
will give him a background and basis
(cr use In formulating new policies
ami In carrying out old ones.
Some thought Is belnar given oy the
president, it is further said to a sug
gestion that after his trip a series of
conferences be held at , the White
House to weigh the information re
ceived during the trip and to decide
upon its application.
- Discus Gompers' Warning
The statement issued by Samuel
Gompers, president Of the American
Federation of Labor In Washington
last night, warning the republican
party against sponsoring anti-organized
labor issues In 1924 campaign waa
a subject of comment today among
members of the president's entourage.
The general opinion remained that
such a warning was unnecessary be
cause regardless of the pressure ex
erted to bring about a declaration by
the republican party In favor of the
open shop leaders were firmly op
posed to any such step.
. Mr. Harding today continued to
follow his program of recreation and
rest, playing a round of golf in the
forenoon. '
Senator Covert Persuades
Colleagues by Speech on
"Washboard Alley"
(Special to Tht Herald).
Hartford, April 6. Senator Rich
ard Covert of New Britain, senate
sub-chairman of the legislative com
mittee on roads, rivers and bridges,
succeeded today after an explanatory
speech In the senate in having the
upper branch adopt the road from
Boston corners, Berlin, to the foot of
Sand Bank hill as a part of the Con
necticut trunk line system.
The senator argued that "wash
board alley" Is one ot the most trav
eled roads in the state and Is the
gateway to New York city for thou
sands of autolsts In the western part
of the state. He also told of travel
over the road by people working In
New Britain, Plalnville, etc., who go
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Osage Indians Meet Today t
Parcel Out 32,000 Acres
Sale Today Probably Will Exceed
Thoee of Lat June When 910,887,.
000 Was raid Redskins For Right
to Drill On Their Property.
Pawhuska, Okla., April 6 (By the
Associated Press) The Constantine
theater In Pawhuska, a little movie
house, Is today a gathering place for
multimillionaire captains of Industry
The oil kings of America and their
representatives from the audience.
The play was for leases to probably
the richest undeveloped oil lands In
the country. The event was the 21st
lease sale of the Osage Indian nation.
32,000 Acres Offered.
Thirty-two thousand acres of land
were being offered for lease, tract by
tract, to heap more Into the over
flowing strong boxes and swell the
bank accounts of the Osages,(the rich,
est aborigines In the world.
As the sales mounted during the
morning, belief was expressed by In
dlan agency officials and oil men that
the $10,887,000 record auction of June
last year might be bettered. Today's
sale attracted the largest number of
oil millionaires In the history of the
auctions and a number of the tracts
placed on the block were said to be
among the most valuable offered.
Secretary Work Present
An official touch was given the auc
tion by the presence of Secretary of
the Interior Work, Commissioner of
Indian Affairs Burke, Senators Owen
(Continued on Page Eleven)
Valentine Bollcrer Reserves Right to
Terminate Lease on Commercial St.
Place If Ban on Drink Is Luted.
In a lease given Moore Brothers,
Inc., for a store at SO Commercial
street, to be used for a fish market,
Valentino Bollerer, the lessor, re
serves the right to terminate tie
lease on three months' notice provid
ed the sale of beer and light wines Is
legalized. The lessor for a number
of years conducted a cafe on the
The lease Is for one year with the
option of a four-year renewal. The
us of the store, cellar and driveway
are given the lessee and he Is permit
ted to offer for sale fish, groceries
and vegetables.
over the road each day one way or
the other, , .; ' ..!: ,- ' ,
After the senator's speech, the sen
ate sustained the roada, rivers' and
bridges committee report and passed
the 'bill. - As it has already passed
the lower house, duo mainly to the
efforts of Representative Arthur Ben
son of East Berlin, nothing now re
mains but to secure the signature of
Gov. Charles Templeton.
It is expected that work of repair
will be started on tho road within a
Tho hearing on John P. McGulre's
claim for $40,000 damages in the
construction of Rldgefleld road will
come up this afternoon.
The senate today took favorable
action on a bill to adopt as a part
of the trunk line system the Unlon
ville to Plalnville highway. Senator;
Covert and Senator John Trumbull
spoke In favor ot this measure.
Action on numerous amendments
to the charter of the city of New
Britain is scheduled for next Tues
day 4n the senate. When the report
of the committee on cities and bor
oughs Is received, an amendment will
be offered to make possible the es
tablishment of a garage commission
in New Britain to manage the mu
nicipal garage, now under the super
vision of a common council commit
tee. At the Capitol today it was report
ed that all proposed amendments
will be adopted with the exception
of one objected to by the school
board, having to do with the regula
tion of the school department's ex
pendltures. An amendment to abol
Ish civil service will pass, It was said
Property at Nos. 367-369 Bought by
A. A. Kaplan and Edward Feld-
' man, Clothing Merchants. ,
One of the biggest real estate sales
of the season was completed today
when James J. Naughton, the baker,
sold his property at - 367-369 Main
street, through the Camp Real Estate
Co., to A. A. Kaplan and' ' Edward
Feldman, owners of the Beehive
Store, and also the Boston Clothing
Co. The block contains one store,
which was formerly occupied by the
Mohican Co., one office and five tene
ments. It faces Myrtle street. The
new owners will ultimately Improve
the property. '
According to street rumors the
price of the property' was around
Mr. Kaplan and Mr. Feldman are
two of the most successful young
business men of the city. They
started the Boston Clothing store on
Church street and afterwards opened
the Beehive on Main street
Terrific Winds, With Deluge ol
Rain, Sweeps La., Ark, and N. C.
Among Those Badly Hurt Were
Wounded Soldiers in Hospital
Property Damage 1m Heavy and
Many Buildings Aro Razed,
Alexandria, La., April S. The
death toll as a result of the tornado
which late yesterday swept Alexandria
and Pineville was placed at 20 today.
A check by the authorities developed
that undertaking establishments here
had the bodies of 14 white victims
and six negroes.
The total injured was placed at 60
more than 30 of whom are in the U.
S. Veterans' hospital near Pineville.
Tho property damage was placed at
Macon, Ga., Men Kidnapped
Man and New York Co
respondent in Divorce
Many Buildings Destroyed
Texarkana, Ark., April 5. A tor
nado passed through Cass county late
yesterday wrecking 20 houses and a
number of barns. No deaths or In
juries were reported.
Wendell, N. C, April 6. A wind
storm here last night injured approxi
mately 25 persons, destroyed 50 build
ings, wrecked others and badly dam
aged crops.
New Orleans, April 5. Following in
the wake of an unprecedented pre
cipitation, a tornado last night
swooped down upon the little town of
Pineville killing 14 persons, injuring
at least 50 others and laying waste to
everything within its three mile path
of several hundred yards width.
60 Houses Razed
All doctors in Alexandria and Pine
ille assisted by citizens of the two
places throughout the night searched
the ruins of the 50 or more houses
razed for the dead and injured.
Torrential rains, hailstorms swollen
streams interrupted train service and
floods were reported from a number
of points In Mississippi and Louisiana.
Today's Subscriptions Are
$7,318, Making Total to
Date $24,105
Macon, Ga., April 5. Her hand
tied by her assailants, Mrs. Fredericka
Pace of New York, late last night
witnessed tho severe whipping of her
companion, Lynwood L. Bright of this
city, after they had been kidnapped
from their automobile by eight un
masked men and taken to a secluded
spot four miles from hero.
Bright said he was given 24 hours
In which to leave the city under pen
alty of death. He stated it would be
impossible to comply because a week
would be required to finish up his
business affairs.
Mrs. Pace told officers the kidnap
pers said they resented testimony of
a negress In Bright's divorce case last
Monday. Bright said they . added
blows after they charged him with an
attempt to take his property away
from his children. He said he could
Identify some of his assailants al
though he did not know them per
sonally. Mrs. Pace was not molested
further than being forced to watch
the beating.
Mrs. Bright, when Informed of the
whipping at her hotel last nightsald
she "was glad to know there were
some men In the world anyway." Sirs.
Pace declared before officers that
Supervisor of Buildings
Says Fuller Brush Tragedy
Not Fault of His Dept.
(Continued on Eleventh Page.)
Hartford, April 6. Frederick W.
Barrett, supervisor of buildings in
this city, today Issued a statement to
the effect that an investigation by his
department shows that the depart
ment cannot be held responsible for
the Fuller Brush Co. tower disaster on
Saturday in which ten lives were lost.
Mr. Barrett said:
'With the assistance of A. S. Lynch,
expert engineer of New Haven, I have
conducted my investigation to the
point where any further investigation
on my part would conflict with the
work of the coroner and the state's
attorney; for this reason I shall pro
ceed no further at the present time.
'I have, however, reached a point
where I can say conclusively that the
cause of this disaster is in no way
related to the permit for the erection
of this plant nor to the plans and spe
cifications filed in the office of the su
pervisor or buildings. I am satisfied
that the cause of this disaster was
beyond control of this department.
I shall prepare and submit at once
to his honor, the mayor, a complete
statement of the result of my investi
gation. It will then be for the mayor
to decide how much, if any, of this be
given out for publication. I under
stand that it Is his intention to sub
mit a copy of my report either to the
coroner or the state's attorney."
Senator Trumbull's Mo
tion to Table Would
End Measure, But Now
It Will be Considered
Next Week
Covert of New Britain
yotes Against Reconsid
erationFarmers vs. City
Folks Is an Issue,
Textile Workers Not Satisfied
With Increases Already Granted
Now Want 14.9 Per Cent More and Cut in Working Hours
From 54 to 48, McMhon Says.
,Vev- York, April 8. (TV jf'
: ress) '(-Dto&Mf i.',sd witk
per cent wage increases
clated .Ice-presldei't of tl
Stamford, April 6. Frank Morris.
known also as Omer Richter, charged
with burglary from two hotels, was
held In $2500 for the superior court
today. He Is said to have been ar
rested in Baltimore, New York, New
Haven, Newark and other places on
burglary charges.
Explains That Egyptians Were Far More Learned in
, Spiritualism Than People of Today Recites
Possible Effect of Curse.
New York. April 6. Sir Arthur
Conan Doyle who arrived in this coun
try yesterday to lecture on spiritual
ism today expressed belief that "an
evil elemental" brought into being by
Egyptian occultism or the spirit of
Tutankhamen might have caused the
death of Lord Carnarvon, who opened
the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh.
Sir Arthur was asked if he agreed
with Miss Marie Corelll the Kngllsh
novelist who warned the explorer that
It was dangerous to enter the Luxor
tomb because the spirit of Egyptian
king might bo angered.
"It might be a dangerous thing to
dig Into these old graves" ' admitted
Sir Arthur, who claims to have con
versed with the souls of those de
parted. - j
"One does not know what elemen-
tela (listed la those days and how
I long these elementala existed or what
might be tholr force.
"Tho Egyptians knew a great deal
more about these things than we do.
If they could put these elemcntals on
guard over their, dead bodies they
certainly would have done so."
Continuing Sir Arthur said:
"An elemental is a built-up, ar
tificial thing, an Imbued force which
may be brought Into being by a spirit
mind. It exists of Itself for a specific
purpose and Is not pro-created. We
know very little about them but we
have evidence of their existence, es
pecially In regard to Egyptians.
"There was a mummy once in the
British museum which we believe was
guarded, by one of these elementala
for everyone who came In contact
(Continued on Eleventh Page.)
Fifth Ward Resident Nominated For
Councilman May Not Even be Al
lowed to Vote on Election Day.
William F. F.gan who was nominat
ed for councilman . in the fifth ward
at a democratic caucus last night does
not appear on the list of electors
either at the office of the registrars
or the town clerk's office, and unless
an error is found In recording the
names, not only will bo ineligible
to seek office, but he will not be al
lowed to vote. 1
Kgan claims he gave aa application
to Chairman Edward A. McCarthy of
the Hardware City Democratic club,
received a notice to appear before the
selectmen and town clerk, took the
elector's oath and was given a slip of
paper authorizing him to take part in
the primaries last March.
Rotary Day at the United Commun
ity corporation drive was a big day
today when total reports of the
amount received or . pledged raised
the fund to $24,106.65 or almost half
of the amount desired and idnications
are that the drive will go over the top
with a big noise by the time the final
report is made on Saturday.
The blue banner for the highest
amount pledged went to Team No,
10, Captain Logan Page, who report
ed $1,665.50 and 2S6 new subscriber
Team No. 24, captain Mrs. B. B. Bas
setta lost to Mr. Page by a close mar
gin, her team reporting $1,271 In
pledges. Mrs. Bassette's team shows
the highest average for the week, her
granted by New England textile mills,
the executive board of the United
Textile Workers of America have de
cided on a campaign not only for an
additional increase of 14.9 per cent
but for a cut in working hours from
54 to 48, President Thomas F. Mc
Mahon announced today.
This decision, Mr. McMahon .said,
was reached at a special meeting of
the board yesterday. James Starr,
nio'ui ill leave
1 i-T T for Mandibular, NV 1., ?tow to
recently tulte charge of the campaign which
will be started intensively next Mon
day. "In a month or so," he . declared,
"we expect to be in a position where
we can take the 48 hour week and
the additional wage increase needed
to bring our workers back to the pre-
1920 wage level."
Foreign language speakers are be
ing "borrowed" from other unions
tor the campaign, he said.
Home Run King Goes Seven Mile
Into Country to Visit Sick Child
Who Cried For Him.'
Vlcksburg, Miss., April 6. "Babe'
Ruth, the Yankee slugger, went seven
miles Into the country here yesterday
to see a small boy who, during a long
illness, had been asking in his pray
ers each night that he be made well
enough to see "Babe" when the New
York club came to Vlcksburg.
When a sympathetic neighbor told
Ruth about the lad, "Babe" Immedl
ately asked for an automobile to take
him to see the bed-ridden little fel
low. Ruth spent an hour with him. '
Police Reclaim Sufficient Amount to
Offer an Evidence Against Charles
Connor, Myrtle St. Restaurant Man.
Policeman John C. Stadler and Wil
liam P. Strolls today conducted a suc
cessful raid on a restaurant operated
by Charles Connor at 14 Myrtle street.
Connor will bo arraigned In court to
morrow morning on a charge of vio
lating the liquor law.
The policemen claim that liquor
was poured into the sink in the, room
when they made their entrance and
enough of the alleged whiskey was
secured from the trap In the sink to
be used aa evidence against the ac
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Weather Bureau Calls It Moderate
Freshet With Slow Rise
Streams All Swollen.
' Hartford, April 6. Heavy rains
with a consequent break up of the
Ice In the Vermont section brought
a four foot rise in the Connecticut
river here in the past 24 hours, local
weather bureau officials today report
ed. Forecaster Nelfert characterized It
as a moderate freshet with a slow
rise, the extent of which cannot yet
be predicted. Official reports from
White River Junction, Vermont, a 6.6
foot rise In the 24 hour period with
the ice breaking up, At Holyoke,
Mass., the river was rising an inch an
hour this morning with four feet of
water pouring over the dam. Con
tributory streams in Connecticut were
adding a considerable volume of water
total reports for three days being
$3,250. Treasurer Charles J. Law, re
ported an additional $15 to the re
port for this team for yeslerday, mak
ing yesterday's figure $977, instead of
The reports were as follows:
Teams and Amounts Received
Sub. Receipts
1 Max Coe ,18 $ 402.50
2 Fred Housman 2S2.00
5 Frank Woods .... 18 87.30
4 George Christ .... 75 165.00
6 D. L. Bartlett .... 60 787.00
6 -Harry Traver S 366.00
7 8. R. McCutchcon 209.75
8 Carl Newmann ... 100.75
9 George Bean ..... 9 99.50
10 -Logan Page . ...2S6 1,665.50
Springfield, Mass., April 6. The
Connecticut river 1ms risen neHrly 4
feet In the last 24 hours and is ris
ing more than an inch an hour here
today, under the combined effect of
rain and warm weather. The river
is more or less filled with ice between
this city and Brattleboro, Vt.
At Shclburne Falls, water from the
Deerfleld river Is level with the high
way but no damage has been reported.
(Continued on Thirteenth Page).
Hartford, April 5. Forecast
for New Britain and vicinity:
Rain with ., fresh southerly
winds tonight. Friday fair and
Mllir with fresh westerly
One of New Haven Hold-Up Brothers
Sentenced Front Eight to Ten
Years Behind Bars
New Haven, April 5. Edward
Boyle, one of the brothers who held
up Edward Z. Sernitz, a local jeweler,
on March 21 was given a sentence of
8 to 10 fears in state prison by Judge
Webb today. He changed his plea
from not guilty to guilty.
Harry Buteau, of Meriden, held
for assault on a minor child, pleading
guilty, was sentenced to the state
prison for three to five years.
Granddaughter of Late Marshall Field
of Chicago Is Bride of Archi
bald O, Edmonstone.
London, April 6, (By Associated
Press). Gwendolin Marshall Field,
granddaughter of the late Marshall
Field of Chicago, was married this
afternoon to Archibald Charles Ed
monstone, heir of Sir Archibald Ed-
monstone. The ceremony In the
church ofSt. Martin In the Field here
was followed by a reception at Mall
house, home of the bride's aunt,
Countess Beatty.
The wedding originally set for Feb
ruary 10, was postponed to permit
the bride's brother, Marshall Field to
attend the ceremony. He arrived from
the Near East a week ago but was
taken 111 Tuesday with chickenpox and
was unable to give his sister away.
In his absence this service was per
formed by Admiral Earl Beatty, first
Bea loard of the British admiralty.
Yellow azaleas and daffodils, which
have been coloring the English coun
tryside for the last fortnight were
used for decorations. ,
The bride's maids, dressed in daf
fodil yellow trimmed with sliver lace
were Lady Katherlne Hamilton, Lady
Patricia Ward, Miss Grossley. Miss
Mevagh Forbes and Miss Mitchell,
with Master Hamish Forbes as page
The bridal couple will spend their
honeymoon of a month in Spain,
going thence to their home, Dunt
reath castle near Glasgow.
Favorable Report for
Shore Line Railroad
Hartford, April a. The legislative
committee on railroads will report
ravorably the bill for a charter for
the Shore Line Railway between New
Haven and Saybrook. The committee
will expect to have a portion ot the
Ine In operation July 15 using the
Widow and Child of Meriden Police,
man Will Get $18 Vir Week for
Period of 320 Weeks.
Meriden, April 5. In a decision re
ceived here today from Commissioner
George E. Beers of New Haven, he
awards the widow and a child com
pensation of $18 a week for 320
weeks from the city for the death of
Detective Sergeant John M. Bonln,
who was fatally stricken last" sum-
mer while chasing two youths In
South Meriden woods. The claim jvas
contested by the city on the ground
that the policeman had a serious
heart disease.
Covington, Ky., April 6. Right to
search saloons or any other public
places where federal officers have rea
son to believe the prohibition law is
relng violated without search- war-
rarks of the old Shore Line Electric I rants was upheld today by Judge
riailway Co. j Cochran in U. S. Court here.
Hartford, April 5. An effdrt to
kill the anti-daylight saving bill,
which passed in the house yesterday,
was checked In the senate today when
Lieut. Governor Bingham, breaking a
tie of 15 to 15, cast the vote which
caused the senate to reconsider its
action in postponing the bill. Indefi
nitely. His vote came after a bitter
kill the bill immediately and those
who desired to have action on it taken -
by the senate at some later date. The
bill has now been tabled for printing
in the Journal and the amendment in
the file and will be ready for senate
action in about a week.
Trumbull for Postponing.
When the bill came into the senate
today. Senator Trumbull moved that
action on the bill be indefinitely
postponed. His motion was carried
by a large vote. A few minutes later '
ne moveu mat tne senate reconsider,;
its action In the hope that it would
not prevail. This would kill the bill
since its postponement indefinitely
could not then be reconsidered. His -
motion Immediately brought fire from
senators In favor of the bill who de.
dared it should not be killed sum-
martly but should be considered care
fully. Several who were aKainst in
definitely postponing action declared
that they had not fully made up their
minds on the bill.
Object to Killing It.
Senator iilhn nnH (?VIM htfe ' ..
jected to permitting the bill to be r
killed declaring! --that -standard .time
was too imponifit for the senate V
pass over It rapidly. .
Senators Pierson and Ash declared ;
that the state should have uniform
time and that the bill should not be
dropped. Senator Rudd also deefared
that the bill required more study and
that hasty action in killing it was
Fears Hardships
Senator Doty declared that killing
the bill simply would leave the state
on standard time but passing it would .
work hardship on cities and persons '
who wanted to change their time. He
told of a Hartford city clock which.,
ran slow at times and asked if the-'
new law would not make city officials "
responsible. He said it was taking
away rights of peoplo in cities to do
as they pleased. It also effects
schools seriously he declared.
Senator Challenger declared that
the rule ef the majority should pre- '
vail. He said the cities were in favor
of daylight saving and that the little
towns should not force the cities to
accept what they did not want. -
Senator Christopher declared that
ine larmers snouia nave an oppor
tunity to consider the bill and that it
should not be summarily killed.
Senator McGrath said he hoped th
bill would be indefinitely postponed
and the motion to reconsider should
not prevail. '
Vote Is a Tie
A motion to hold a roll call on tho
motion to reconsider was lost when
only four voted for it.
Senator Trumbull asked leave, to
withdraw his motion but on objection
from Senator Brooks a vote was held
and Senator Trumbull withdrew his
motion to reconsider.
Senator Christoph then moved that
action In postponing be reconsidered
and a 35 to 15 vote resulted. Lieut.
Governor Bingham then cast the de
ciding vote in favor of reconsidering.
A moment later the bill was tabled
for printing in the journal which
means the senate will have another
opportunity to consider it.
Those voting to reconsider: De-
t'eyster, Flerson, Rudd, Brooks, Ash,
Child, Piatt, Behre, Atchison, Park,
Gibbs, Beisiegel, Beers. Christoph,
ISidwell and I.teut. Governor Bing
ham. Those against: Doty, Suisman, Dig.
nam, Trumbull, Covert. MacDonald,
Clyne, Golden, Ells, McGrath, John
son, Rogers, Wilder, Harter, Challeng
er. Not voting: Tone.
Five house bills modifying compul
sory vaccination which were adverse
ly reported last week after a stiff
fight were reported to the senate and
on motion of Senator Beisigel the ad
verse reports were accepted. Senator
Beisigel said that this committee was
considering a senate bill which had
been recommitted this week and
would report in a new bill.
Upon motion of Senator Rudd the
hill asking for the restoration of for
telted rights to John R. Carroll, now
in a hospital in Washington, which
was unfavorably reported was recom
mitted. Senator Suisman In present- '
ing the committee's report declared
that Carroll had lost his rights be
cause of Immoral acts. Senators Rudd
and Wilder, however, declared that
an Injustice was being done to Car
roll and asked that tho action be re
committed. The house had accepted
the unfavorable report.
(Continued on Thirteenth PageX

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