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Evening public ledger. [volume] (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, June 17, 1920, SPORTS EXTRA, Image 2

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Norristown Man Borrowed
$2000 to Make Up Sum De
manded by 'the Crank'
POLICE SEARCHING AGAIN
George H. Coughlin, father of the
bdueted Norristown baby, exhausted
All his own funds. It wan stated today,
In paying a $12,000 "ransom."
The man posing ns the kidnapper, de
manded that the monev be placed in the
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Uhv niXi; .hlrZ month. old soon' nmI "' ' Q'nrtrr Scions Court.
.?.; S. ?& '',. M d,"00n.Tt(lge Martin preided. Onbell is
after the runm trai paid. ! charged ullh conspirncj and with nc-
The 12,000. in "passable denoni- i ceptlng deposits when he knew the bank
(nations, and Inclosed in a canvas bag. UUi Insolvent,
was placed back of the waiting room at "Onbell asked me If things were so
ll:3B o'clock Monday night ny win
hopeful father. He was accompanied
by Major Charles T. I.nrzelere. his
friend and counsel. Both were un
armed. At daybreak Tuesday Mr Coughlin
Went out to the "cache and found the
money gone. All that day he waited
for the return of the baby, who was
stolen two weeks ago yesterday.
Mr. Coughlin. it was said today at
Norristown. had 510.000 of his own
money as a ransom for his child. Friends
had pledged a total of $00,000 and ready
cash was kept in a Norristown bank to
meet a demand from the abductor.
Is Not a Wealth)' Man
The father, it is said, used $2000 of
borrowed money to meet the demand.
Friends of the Coughlins any the baby's
father is not a wealthj man.
The Coughlins' towu house in Nor
ristown is said to be owned by the
missing baby's grandfather. The coun
try home on the Sandy Hill road, it is
said, Is owned by Mrs. Coughlin,
mother of the abducted child.
Major I.arzclere, Coughlln's attor
ney, commenting on the ransom which.
It Is now believed, was obtained by a
windier, said he had not advised Mr.
Coughlin to pay the ransom. He said
he Informed the father he would aid
him In every way possible, hut that Mr.
Coushlin himself must make the deci
sion on the payment.
The baby's father. Maior I.arzclere
continued, was influenced by the case of
Charlie Ross, of Germnntown. and of
the Whitla baby, stolen several years
ago from Sharon, l'a In the famous
Ross case the ransom was never paid
and the child was never found. In the
Whitla case the money demanded was
paid to the abductor and the child was
returned.
Officials searching for ' Tin- Crank"
who hoaxed the Coughlins into paying
a ransom were augmented today by
postoffiee inspectors. The ransom de
mand was made in letters.
Police, state troopers and private de
tectives also are running out clues to
the identity of "The Crank."
Six Letters Received
"Monday morning following the re
ceipt of the sixth and last letter from
Ilhe Crank. said Mr. Coughlin todny.
"we decided that we would deal with
him. His final letter said positively that
he would not furnish the proofs for
which we had asked. lie said that he
was throuch with furnishing informa
tion and that unless mo accepted his
terms, we would hear no more from him,
"When it reached that point we felt
that we could never forgive ourselves
If we let the chance to get our baby-
back slip b, so we put the notice in
the newspapers that we were ready to i
deal with the kidnapers, 'mat state
ment was published in the afternoon
papers on Monday.
"At 10:30 o'clock that nlzht he
called me on the telephone and iden
tified himself as "The Crank " It was
the same voice which had called me n
few nights before. He explained that
be had seen the notice in the papers,
and directed me to place the money at
the spot he had designated b"fore, bv
12 o'clock that night I asked him if
he had any objection if I brought some
one with me. not a police officer, and
he said 'no.' I assured him that I
would not inform the police.
"Crank" Arranged Details
"I then asked him how the baby was
to be returned, nnd he said that we
would receive bim before 3 o'clock next
day (Tuesday) in a taxicab. I didn't
think much of the plan then, and I
think less of it now
"Accompanied by this friend. I took
an automoDlie anu went to me spot jjjej, n,0 Hetninr, 2S0S ortli iNlne
whlch he hnd selected. It was a very t(,0Uh street She is now employed nt
fine place, not one which I would have 1P Glrard Nntionnl Bank nnd formerly
picked myself, but admirably suited forwns n clerk nt the North Penn Bnnk.
the purpose. , , ,L Mis Detmar assisted In looking nfter
"We placed the money there and left. T,lh(,rty jjnd pajments nt the defunct
"The place was covered Tuesday I bank She testified Gabell ordered her
morning and the jnnney was gone. We, t0 tPn hond buyers they must wait four
waited expectantly all Tues'doy morn-!wpfi(S after making final payments.
Int. nnd afternoon. By niclltfall the f0. !0rmnr snid she became dis-
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ktrnin had become intense. But we even
waited until uennesuay noon in give
The Crank' nearly twenty-four hours
on his owp proposition before we again
called the police into the case.'
The outstanding new theory ad-
ranced since the swindling is that "the
crank" woa the actual kidnaper of tne
baby, but thnt the child had died since
tne ueen was commun-ii
In the tlrst ciemnmi lor ransom iw
crank" asked that the monev be made
UP of five, ten and twenty dollar bills
He made no demands ns to the nature of
the second ransom
Mr. Coughlin and Maior Larielere
made one last attempt to get another
communication esterdav. They is
ited the postofii'o early in the hope
that the supposed child stenler would
send his final coinmuniration, but there
was nothing there Then came the de
cision to let the police have (ree hond.
MAN HURT IN STRIKE RIOT
Four Longshoremen Arrested After
Front and Reed Streets Melee
Another attack of striking longshore
men on lojol workers occurred today
nan EVnnt nnrt TtpPfl Rtrepts
Tho victim of todaj's disorder was
Vlncente Parent. R23 Catharine street.
XIO IS III a iTlio.01 riiuuii nil, m ui-
Methodict Hospital Four men charged
with attacking Parcotia were held In
50O0 ball each by Magistrate Koonev
Parcotia WSS oil the way to a sugar
refinery where he is employed when n
doxen men surrounded nun .minis
Borcnshut, of Secoud nnd Montrose
streets. Is said to hao knocked Parcotia
down with a brick, aud several other
men struck him as he lay on the side
walk. Patrolmen Lehman und Craubram
cbased Parcntia's assailants and ar
rested fotic nen including Uorenshut.
The other prUunera gave their names
as Stephen Doc, Front and Pembcrton
streets; Wilson Gashinty, Front and
Christian afreets ; Wallle Paddo, Front
and Hatnbridgc streets.
Salla to Do Relief Work
Morrla Isenberg, 3044 South street,
Is silling for Kuropo today on the
ateamshlp Imperator. He Ik going to
Englarid and, Poland and will do relief
worik fir the wnr-trlckcn Jewa qf Po-
land.
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Former Paying Tollor Declares
Gaboll Know of Chock Kiting
Beforo Failure
LIBERTY BONDS WITHHELD
The tottering condition of the North
Penn Bnnk was evident In its books ton
months before the banking commissioner
closed the bank's doon. lllwood II
Ktrnng, 'nrondwn butterfly." and
former pajlnc teller, testified today.
Mrnng. neatly dressed, but with n
fixed that the examiners could not dis-
coicr the trouble." asserted Strang, his
giue renting n moment on the uefend
nnfs face.
Tells of Cheek Kiting
The former teller was liberated tem
pnrnill fit'in Moynmenslng prison to
testlfj He rolewed the irregularities
of the bank and told with much detail
how it eoicred up its shoitnges through
n sstem of cheek kiting.
The w itness said he had a personal
account with the Franklin Trust Co.
and used it sole! for kiting checks for
the North Penn Strang said his ac
count with the l'rnnklln Hank was less
than 5100 and that he drew checks for
51000 and upward against it every day.
These checks would be sent to a de
pository, he explained, and befoie they
reached the Franklin Trust Co. they
were met with cashiers' checks drawn
against the North Penn Bank.
Strang said he could not prove
whether Gabell did or did not know
about the check kiting, although it was
being done ery da. By this means,
the witness said, the bank was given a
fictitious credit that amounted to be
tween JoOOO and 512.000 daily.
When Joseph Mrrnllougn. presmeni
of t'nion National Bank, remonstrated
with him about eheck kiting, Strang
saiil he told Gabell he had better ex
nlnln mntters to McCulloush. Subse
quently. Strang snid. McCullough told
Gubell thnt check kiting would hae to
be stopped aud that he would not ac
cept any more Strang check v Gabell,
according to strnng. loiti .uct. iniougu
he did not know about it.
"ftnlicll often asked me." said
Strang, "how I could coicr the exchange
checks wltn Uie t euerni iiecrvc iwim.
I told him I did not know how to meet
them. Gabell said on the last day the
bank was open he could not meet the
exchanges.
"On the night before the failing.
Id he dM not think the bank,
Gabell sa
would open on the nest d" , ,
As officials, of the ban nan Mini i :;"", t eovernment "
shortly after the crash it was 'Tlta'ffiwU. secretary of
sible to obtain Llberti Bonds paid H ..JY.?," ". tnnk ,,. ,,. nml lln.
In 1fttlfnr n Wk nf Hip r MlPrUl
Unserve Rnnk. who testified prior to
! t -..l- . t .1 ln. tn
Strang, produced evidence to show there
was no difficulty in obtaining Libcrt.i
Bonds at any time.
Gabell Drew $-15 DKIdcnd
Gabell was paid 54.'. bis share of a
semiannual dividend paid b the bank
only ten days before it was closed b the
banking commissioner, Fred 1.. lioni
scher testified. Mr. Homelier is re
ceiver of the wrecked bank.
U'nltnr O. Cnlllpsh. 302.) Nortti
Twenty-sixth street, self-styled "boob"
and former general ledger bookkeeper,
had to be pressed repeatedly by Assist -
ant District Aitorne inuinne wncu uu
the stand this afternoon
Cnlflesh Rflld he had overdrawn hiSi
own account, his wife's nccount and the
accounts of two companies he was in- ,
tcrested in. Charles A. Ambler, former,
state insurance
commissioner. now
awaiting trial
"kited" checks for
$10,000 and 515.000 at a time, he as
serted. Cheeks were "kited" also, he
said, by 1. I" Care, generally for
$5000 at a time
When n b.iuk examiner culled July l
last jear. Colriesli continued, he und
Strang took the overdraft curds from
the ledger box nt 7 o'clock thut evening
and concealed them The ovei drafts on
.1 til v Hi last m ir. two dajs before the,
bank was clod. totaled $s00,U0O, ac
cording to the witness.
Sexcral voting women who had been
employed ns ledger clerks at the batik
told how the overdrafts kept piling up.
Onr girl aid money taken in payment
for I.ibeit bonds was thrown careless
ly into rigar boxes.
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The first witness this morning was
j gijsted at the numerous complaints from
pPrgnns wn paid for oonns anu "!
rrrPiVed them Some of the sub-
(.nbers "cussed" her. she said.
MiflN rlnrn Schwartz, who was per-
.ui atmimmnhcr to Italnh T. Moyer.
n,nlrr, eashier of the bnnk. said she
also hHd been instructed by Gabell
t0 jv( four weeks as the time for bond
i !elivenes after 'iuol payment, ucm-
' .,..,11, Phe testified, officials of
thn1
b'nnk b; ht bonds from n broker in
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HIT WILLOW GROVE FARE !
York Road League Protests Agaln3t
Fifteen-Cent Charge
The Old York Road Improvement
League today entered a formal protest
with the Public Service Commission at
Harrisburg against the Ilapid Irnnsit
Companv'a charge of 11 fifteen cent fare
to Willow Grove
The league has a membership of ,1,",0
scattered over the district hounded bv
Ognntr. nvenue and Fifth street nnd
Olney avenue nnd tne cny line
The protest points out tne linK l,an
residents must now pay tnree inres tor
nnrrt'h' if twenty
, J" j &
ride they have taken for one fore
jears l lie abnli
rs and the discon
tinuance of the Willow Grove Fourth
nnd Fifth streets service nlso is criti
cized. A hearing is asked for. The
petition was signed bv illlnm P Sie-
,, The netition nlleces noor fervire
, ) t'hP respondent companv.
i The Centrul Labor I mon, over the
aignature of Frank Ilurih, ecretarv,
has protested informally against the
abolition of free transfers The abo-
IlLiUll in UUIiril ft'Jt--.-
Rev. Wm. Armhold 91 Today
Many Pbiladclphions in the hotel and
cottage colonies at Atlantic City today
are assisting the Rev William Aral
hold and many friends to celebrate his
ninety Grst birthday at his home. De
spite his years, the clergyman is in good
health, and tukes a ery keen interest
iu everything that Is transpiring in the
world, lie was connected with tho Con-
Uregatlon Keneseth Israel for fifty
years neiore roidk w auuduc tjuj.
TITK HKB AJMV IN SfOSCOW
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fairer Photo Sen lea
It was in this unpretentious home in Corsica. Morrow county, Ohio, that Warren Gamaliel Harding, United
States senator and Republican candidate for President, Mas born on November 2, 1B0S. As the anniversary
of his birth falls on the samp day as the general election, members of his party expect to hand him, as a bfrtli
day present, the greatest gift the nation can bestow on any of Its sons
A. F. of L. Indorses
U. S. Rail Ownership
Contlmifil from I'nse One
out of the rut and support government
ownership."
Samuel Goniper. president of the
federation, demanded of the signers of
.i,n nnrf for envcrnment ownershln if
it was an indoi cement of the Plumb
plan. They declared it did not Indorse
"nnv particular plan."
When there was another demonstra
tion Oompers announced "Delegate
Gompers is now recognized to address
the convention."
Gompers Withheld Approval
He declared he had not indorsed the
report of the executlie council for gov
ernment ownership.
The accepting of government owner
ship. Gompers declared, would not out
place the railroads under government
ownership and control, but would nlso
"by necessity" be extended to all the
"tributaries to the railway service,
making all of the workers government
emnloyes." ,. ...
He warned the convention of the ac
tivities of the goiernmeut in the past
in preventing teaerni rinpmic iron
"exercising their rights" and partici
pating in political activities
"No man is more loyal to the gov
ernment than 1." said Gompers. "but
I would not gie it moie power over
the individual citizenship of our coun
try "
"In nsking my ote on this que,
tion " he added. "I would not want
to enslave mv fellow workers under
Eovernment authority in their efforts for
industrial freedom. !. the future tell
the story of who s r.5 or
.",? J,i f, the submission of their
me i"' ,w' ,"." ..
nounced thnt he would support govern
ment ownership of the railroads, there
was a demonstration by thf rail work
ers and their supporters.
Secretary Morrison declared that he
was only 'supporting the federation's
reconstruction program and the ex
eeutie council's report to the last con
vention. Morrison Fat ore Isier Kll
We hear a lot of self -determine -
I linn." he nddea . "this thought is tie-
nc Mink Into the heads of men. women
nw children of all countries. We have
nprp n proposition from all rail work-
Prh asking assistance in securing gov-
i eminent ownership of railroads because
,i.,. I,l,n llmlr trlnls nnd trihntntlnc
un,iPr tho government ownership will
,)(, fnr )PFS thnn th(.y hnv heen in the
t or iM llP in tlic futlJrc llmJcr
nrivnte ownership
"The railroad workers know what is
cood for them, said illiuin Green.
secretarv of the T'nited Mine Workers,
"nnd thev are not going to let Mr.
Frey or nnv one ele tell them what to
do." Green declared that conditions
"could not he worse under goiernment
control. 'I He declared that the workers
would Ik persecuted under private or
government ownership in a "national
emcrgeiicx" as long as the "workers
themselves are not sufficiently conscious
of their political strength "
BRISTOL POPULATION 10,273
Increase of 1017, or 11 Ptr Cent,
Shown In Census Return
Washington, June 17. (By A. P.)
Follow ing populations are announced by
the census bureau :
Bristol, Pn , 10,27.1. increase 1017
or 11 0 per fent. Great Falls, Mont ,
Ul.lL'l . Fairmont. W. Vn.. 17.851 :.
New Itfdford. Mass., 121.217 : North
ampton, Mass. 21,051: I-ansing,
Miih, 57,327; Wenatchee, Wash.
0324
200 Miners Killed by Explosion
TnUln. June 17. Two hundred miners
hlUf been killed hy an explosion of tire
rinmn in the Yuhnrl cool mines at San-
poro, on the Island of Yezo, according
to dispatches yesterday. i
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LEDGEBr-PfilUADELPHIA', ttHURSiDAY, JUNE ' 17, 1920
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SENATOR HARDING'S' BIRTHPLACE
200 ARMED FARMERS
TRAP ESCAPED NEGRO
Death Threats Heard a.s Mary
land Posse Surrounds As
sailant of Girl
ttaston, Md., June 17. Sjirounded
by 200 armed, nugry Maryland farm
ers, Isaiah Fountain, a negro, who,
while under sentence of death, escaped
from jail hre on Tuesday night, is be
liecd to be in hiding in a small woods
near Trappc. As the posse closed In
on the spot where the fugitive is be
lieved to be concealed open threats of
lynching were made against Fountain,
who was convicted of assault on ner
thn Simpson, n fifteen-year-old girl.
While Fountain had been sentenced to
hanging, the date for the execution had
not beer set hy uovernor ICItfliic.
"Wo will shoot him down like n mad
dog " said one member of the posse, but
Sheriff Soulsby. of l.aston, who Is di
rect Inc the search for the negro, will
attempt to take him to Baltimore if he
is captured niivc. orders having ueen
received from the governor to thnt ef
fect to avoid hnchlug.
The woods where the negro is snid
to have secreted himself is about two
miles from the place where the girl
was attacked. Fountain stoppil nt the
farm of Norman Taylor, for whom he
formerly worked, last night, and asked
n negro woman employed there named
Turner for food. Taylor heard the
conversation nnd recognized Fountain's
voice. He called to him nnd Fountnin
fled. Tnvlor came to F.aston nnd in
formed the sheriff and the posse was
soon on the trail. two tiioouhotinds
have arrived here to aid in the senrch.
TO BEAUTIFY COURTYARD
Touches of Nature and Fountains to
Relieve Bleakness at City Hall
Real touches of nature will relieve
the bleakness of City Hall courOard
if plans now being prepined by John
P. Sinkler. city architect, are approved
by the Art Jury,
During the last (Jew years the yard
has been an eyesore, city officials say,
and nlwajs appeared to be topsy-turvy.
Major Moore recently suggested that
steps be taken to beautify the yard and
nlso issued an order prohibiting city
officials and others from parking auto
mobiles there.
Plana being prepared by Mr. Sn.k
ler provide for an nitistic standard at
the center of the yard, which will be
encircled by a plot of gross so arranged
as not to interfere with traffic. The
plot will be bordered with flowers.
Small plots will nlso be placed at the
bases of the small towers which Bur
count tho north nnd south entrances in
the yard. Artistic drinking fountnius
will be erected near each of these en
trances.
NEDMACJSJHOME
Hog
Island Vessel, Wrecked Off
Brazil, Comes Up River
The Hog Island ship Nedmac (Camden
spelled backward), which ran on the
rocks off the Bin7illnn coast, is home
again. She came up the rier this nflii'-
nonn nnr noeneii nt (iirnrd I'oint.
After flip Nedmne hit the rock'', con
crete was poured into her hold to pre
vent her from splitting open nnd then
she was ilr.igg"d free.
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eorwervative investment
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8enator Penrose Sends Secretary to
Washlnnton With Felicitations
Lelghton C. Taylor, confidential sec
retary to Senntor Penrose, is In Wash
ington todnj . where he has nn appoint
ment with Senntor Warren O. Hard
ing, Republican candidate for Presi
dent. Mr. Taylor's visit is for tho
purpose of personally tendering the
congratulations of Pennsylvania's poli
tical lender.
It is expected that during the con
ference Mr. Tnvlor will outline the
senntor's plans for the coming cam
paign. Senntor Penrose's thorough
knowledge of presidential campaign
work will be of unestlmatcd value to
Harding, it is declnred.
A personal interview between the two
senntors is also expected to be ar
ranged. BAND PLAYS FOR MAYOR
Boys Who Serenaded Harding Visit
City Hall Office
An appreciative oudience listened to
n concert giicn shortly before noon to
duy In the Major's icceptlon room by
the bojs' baud of the Trcssler Orphans'
Home, of I.njMillc. Pn. These youth
ful musicians recently serennded Sena
tor Hnrding. Republican nominee for
the Presidency, on his return to Wash
ington from the Chicago convention.
After the concert Mayor Moore ad
dressed the bojs He told them that
Senator Il.iidiiu; once played n horn
in the Marion, Ohio. band.
The hoys nlso plajed at the new
band stand at Fifteenth nnd Arch
streets They gao n concert at the
Phillies' ball park this afternoon nnd
tonight will play at Brood and Itus
comb streets under the auspices of the
Logan Improvement League.
GIRL HIT BY AUTO, MAY DIE
Accident Occurs at Township Line
Near Her Home In McKlnley
Helen Simmons, ten years old, of
McKinley, nenr Ogont7:, was perhaps
fatallj hurt at 10 o'clock this morning
by a touring car nenr her home.
Surgeons nt the Ahington Hospital
soy the child cannot live.
The men in the car were Edward
Grawe. -L'tiS North Eighth street;
Howard Gilmer. 4R30 North Fifteenth
street; Richard Koback, 4S2S Lelthgow
street, and John Ulendinning, 532.1
North Fifth street.
They placed the girl in their car and
took ner to the Ablngton Hospital.
Later they surrendered to the Abington
police.
The injured girl is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William Simmons.
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Dunlap, Wobstor, McCaughn
and Frosch In Field to
Succeed Winston
ENGINEER IS FAVORED
Moyor Moore In a few days w.M an
nounce tho late John C. Winston s suc
cessor in the directorship of the ue
pnrtinent of Public Works.
"1 ntn giving the matter serious con
sideration." said the Mayor this after
noon. "Though I cannot designate the
man for tho present, I will say that he
will be one of those already spoken or
for the place. " . ,.
Tho identity of the new 'Hw'J"..1
the one big topic of conversation atUty
Hall these days. The Republican Alli
ance is making n strong bid for the place
on the score of old given Mayor Moore
In his election campaign by some of the
big Alliance leaders. Thomas . C "
nlnghnm. chairman of the Alliance, und
tho Mnyor'a chief political adviser, has
advanced the names of two -nnrtlilntcs
for the post. They ore Blakely P. Mc
Cauglin, administration leader of the
Twenty-fourth ward, and Andrew
Frosch. who occupies the some position
in the Forty-second ward.
Mayor Favors Engineer
The Mayor is said to incline more
toward nn engineer for the job than a
politician, however worthy the latter
may be. The two names most prom
inently mentioned as having tlu
SInyoVs approval are men who liao
served the city for years in engineer
Me rapacities, and who have no politl-
v u.v.1.1-- Ti,r ni-A Kieii Human,
chief of the Highway Mui". "n,d
renn nf Rurvevs. Both are men of
many years' technical experience, Dun-
Inp is believed to have the inside track.
rn.. ,im inmv the Mayor well say
that he contemplates appointing one
of the two engineers wno urc mum
dates to the directorship, and naming
one of the political candidates as as
sistant director. It is understood that
Mr. McCaughn will refuse nn assistant
directorship. He is now n real estate
assessor at $4000 a year. This is the
salary which the ossistaut director re
ceives. Mr. Frosch would accept the
assistant directorship, it is believed.
May Sidetrack Wagner
Tf Oils U the nlan followed by the
Major It) making the appointments the
nnlv ninn to suffer would be present
Arting Director Joseph C. Wnguer. He
was n district survejor before becoming
assistant director, which was the post
he held when Mr. Winston died ana
Wagner was made acting head. It is
expected that he will go back to his old
job in the event that one of the Alllnncc
candidates gets the assistant director
ship. REAL ESTATE MAN ARRESTED
Camden Operator Held for Alleged
Frauds in Indiana
W. .1. Burnhnm, n real estate oper
ator, of 210 Market street. Camden,
was arrested this morning for requisi
tion to South Bend. Ind., where lie is
accused of real estate frauds totaling
510,000. Homo buyers were his al
leged vistims.
Burnham has been oneratinc In Cam-
don for nbout three weeks. An effort
Is beinc made to see if he had any
victims there. His arrest was brought
about by the Camden Chamber of Com
merce, following a request to look out
for him by the chamber at Koutti liend.
A member of the Camden body recog
nized him and his arrest followed today.
Burnham had n fine home nt 1578
Minnesota avenue. Yorkshlp Village.
His wife said today that the South
Bend affair was due to Burnbnm'g in
ability to get bank loans to float his
project, and that ho never had any
criminal intent.
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Wife of General Wright, acting
chief of Staff of the army who to
day christened the transport Ourcq
at the Hog Island Shipyard
TRANSPORT LAUNCHED
Ourcq Goes Down Hog Island Ways
In Champagne Bath
The army transport Ourcq was
launched at the Hog Island Shipyard
this afternoon. Tho vessel, named
In honor of the American heroes
who " gave their lives in the bat
tles near tho fauioiia river of that name
during the world war, was christ
ened by Mrs. William M. Wright, of
Washington, D. C, who used cham
pagne In sponsoring the vessel. Mrs.
Wrieht Is tho wife of General Wrluht.
acting chief of staff, United States
army, who commanded tho First, Third,
Fifth and Seventh army corps and the
Thirty-fifth and Eichtv-ninth divisions
nt variouB times on tho other side
during tho war.
Tho Ourcq la a vessel of 8000 dead
weight tons and will make a speed of
fifteen knots. It will have troop ac
commodations for over 2000 officers and
men. The launching of the Utircr.
brought the total number pf ships built
for tho government by the Amcricnn
International Shipbuilding Corporation
to 110. the totnl deadweight tonnage
of the vessels aggregating 802,500.
Among those who witnessed the
launching were Mrs. William F. Cody,
widow of "Buffalo Bill": Captain C.
W. Mason, Major W. W. Dick and
Colonel .T. Lnslster. General Wright
was unable to be present.
CLUB F0Rjf5.jT. pTtEAM
32 Newton Republicans Form Flrat
Hardlng-Coolldge Organization
'The first Hardlng-Coolldge Republi
can Club to be formed in this section
has been organized in Newton, Bucks
county, with a membership of thirty
two. A drive has begun to get nt least
.100 additional members within the next
two weeks.
George C. Worseall was elected presi
dent nt the organization meeting yes
terday. Frank B. Wentwnrth was elect
ed vice nresident ; Robert Cronsdale and
Charles Pugh. secretaries, and Robert
Biackfan treasurer. 'I ho membership
committee nlso was appointed.
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DEMOCRATIC FORCES SPLIT
By the Associated Press
French Licit, Ind., .Tunc 17,--Denv,.
ocratic party leaders In eonferenre htre
on candidates nnd platform plsnltn h
be presented to the nntionnl convention
In San Francisco predicted yesterday
that a hot skirmish would result tf
William Jennings Brvnn ntten.ptpd U
insert n "bone dry" declaration in U
resolutions. As h retaliatory move t
was suggested that a wet plank
might bo offered for the convention'!
consideration,
Tho conference here will prehablr
end tomorrow nnd the leaders will moT,
on to Chicago, where they expect tu
hold further sessions before leaving for
Son Francisco.
Governor Alfred E. Smith nn
Charles F. Murphy, of New York, "aid
todoy they would be in Chlengo Sat
urday and would probably leave for'thi
West Sunday.
Tho New York leaders. It Is under
stood have not yet reached a decision
on a candidate to be favored bv their
support. Governor Smith, it is said
will recetve the complimentary vote oi
the New York delegates on the fin
ballot. "
, Little Rock, Arlc, .Tune 17. (Rr Ai
P.) -Announcement was mnde her
Little Rock, nn Arknnsns delegnte-af
large to the Democratic Nntionnl Con-
ventlon. hnd been rlmtnn .. n.i.i n.
convention seconding the nomlnntlnn of
Attorney Oeneml A. AtUnl..n n.i '
for the presidential nomination. She hai
ne.-u in rmjrgp ot tne rainier westetti
ucauriuartcrs ior women in Chicago.
Mnskorce. flliln.. .Turn, 17 n i1
P. 1 -Governor f!hnrle P rtpnu.i. 1
Arknnsns snd in nn nddress here last!
nignt lie would second the nom nation
of Robert J,. Owen. T'nited Statu
senntor Irom Oklahoma, for the prr.
dentinl nomlnntlnn nh tlm n,mM..n.
ticket at Son Francisco nnd would work
tor uwen s nomlnntlnn.
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Chicago, June 17. Following ore the!
outstanding features of the Democratic!
conference nt trench Lick, Ind., yu
terday. First. A stiff fight will be mnde itl
San Francisco to ellmlnnte President!
Wilson from the partv councils nnd tJ
nominate n ticket which will go befotal
tne people iree oi i usonism.
neconu. mill iisnt w center nn
William G. McAdoo. the PresidentV
son-in-law, nnd will ndvnnre the presi
dential nspirntions or nntt-ndministra
tion candidates.
Third. Thn strongest of tho m
trnnts nt present is Governor Vox, o
Ohio; Governor Smith, of New York
nnd Herbert Hoover, nlso mentioned
nnd may he used as ruuners-up in th
nntl-.McAdoo fignt.
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