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retreat OF UN,
CALLED IMPOSSIBLE!
Judge Who Heard Case Says
Boy Cannot Be Placed in
Jeopardy Twice.
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i
Ky the A»i>oci»fed Pres*.
MORRISTOWN, N. .1.. December \
26.—Francis Kluxen. sixteen, cannot
be retried for the murder of Janet
Lawrence. a school Kiri, it was de
clared today by Justice Parker, who
presided at the trial in which the
boy was acquitted of the murder
charge a year ago
Justice Parker’s statement, was in )
relation to County Prosecutor Bo- j
Iltho’s application for records of the j
trial In which he said he would seek j
Krounds for a retrial. The prosecutor '
‘laid he> would base his fight to reopen I
the case on the technical ground i
that the evidence was heard by an '
Essex county jury rather than jurors 1
of Morris county where the trial was i
held.
"Nothin* to it.” Justice Parker said, j
‘‘The trial was perfectly regular and 4
once a man ’has been tried and ac
quitted that’s the. end of it.”
Prosecutor Bolitho later, announced
he had abandoned the theory that the
trial jury was Irregular, but said he
would continue to seek irregularities
of the manner in which records of
the caee were filed.
SCHOOLS ’ CLOSED TO BOY. j
Poster Father Afraid to Educate
Him in New Jersey.
BV ROBERT T. SRAM,.
Special Correapomlcuee of The Sl»r.
(Copyright. 1923. by The Star.)
CONVENT, N. J., December 26. —
Not only is the church of his bene
factor closed against him, but it was
said here today that the schools of
this vicinity unquestionably would
bar the attendance of slxteen-year
old Francis Kluxen. 3d, who was ac
cused and acquitted of the murder of
eleven-year-old Janet Lawrence, the
school girl found dead in Ktuxen's
"Woods some two years ago with
thirty-five stab wounds in her frail
and partly denuded little body.
The bitterness of the feeling
against young Kluxen in Morris
county knows no bounds. An evidence
of this Is the statement of Prosecutor
James H. Bolitho that he Will at
tmept to have young Kluxen tried
again desipte the constitutional pro
vision that no man’s life shall be
placed in Jeopardy twice for the same
offense.
To many persons the Bolitho threat
is regarded merely as a political
move, but that the prosecutor should
seek favor by making such an un
heard of move against the Kluxen
boy is significant of the temper of
the county and of the people of Madi
son village.
Boy Kept From Church.
The Bolitho threat has stirred
northern New Jersey again, and there
is a belief in the household of Monell
Sayre, the wealthy bachelor who has
befriended the boy and will adopt
him on January 4, that further at
tempts will be made on’ Francis’ life.
There was no move made to take the
lad to Christmas services at Grace
Episcopal Church in Madison, where
Mr. Sayre is a vestryman and where
he has been warned never to bring
the boy again.
The rector of the church has denied
that he instigated the move against
the Kluxen boy and says that it Is
entirely up to the vestrymen to de
cide who shall and who shall not at
tend the church. It is admitted at
the church, however, that Mr. Sayre
haa been told that Francis would be
forcibly ejected if he attempted to at
tend further services.
The Kluxen lad is a Roman Catholic,
and Mr. Syre says It is for this reason
alone that he does not press the issue
in his own church. According to Mr.
Savre Francis will be brought up in
his own faith, but he has made no move
as yet to send the boy alone to serv
ices In any Catholic parish.
Mr. Havre is bringing a tutor from
England to prepare young Kluxen for
college. He went abroad in November
to make arrangements to this end, and
took Francis with him. Mr. Sayre
has felt it would be unsafe to send the
bov to any school in northern Jersey
even if he should be accepted by
school authorities. He has felt that
attempts surely would be made on the
lad’s life If he were not constantly pro
tected.
College la England.
When the hoy Is ready for college It
Is probable he will be sent to England
and given a thorough university train*
ing. No decision will be made until
then aa to where his future life shall
be spent.
There is no question but that the
statement of Prosecutor Bolitho that
be will seek retrial of Francis has
added a vast amount of timber to the
flames of hatred running against the
lad In this section of the state, and It
may be necessary yet for his patron
to take him away. Mr. Sayre says,
however, he will remain right here, and
he will fight all the boy’s "traducers
and persecutors” to the bitter end. He
calls attention to the fact that .a pri
vate detective who criticized the con
duct of the case against Francis and
his acquittal was promptly tried for
criminal libel and sentenced to a year
In jail.
Attorneys consulted by Mr. Sayre
make light of the prosecutor's threat
and regard it as an unwise and inflam- >
matory move to make at this time.*
•The prosecutor says young Kluxen was
tried by a "foreign jury” of talesmen
selected from another county. He
aays, therefore, that his trial was not
legal In any way, and. therefore, his
life was not in jeopardy. It Is claimed
that the jurymen from another county
did not constitute a body of the boy’s
peers.
Lawyers who discussed the case
today eay the prosecutor's position
Is entirely untenable and they further
say that Mr. Bolitho himself does not
expect anything really to come from
his move. That is why they are par
ticularly critical of It. If It Is up to
anyone to make a complaint of the
jury It Is the defendant, it Is stated.
The rights of the state could not be
contravened no matter from what
part of the state the jury might be
summoned. The move by Mr. Bolitho
■will fall, according to the lawyers
■who have looked up the precedents.
Francis and Mr. Sayre listened to
church services yesterday ever a new
radio set received as a Christmas pres
ent. The boy was fairly burled In
presents. But he sits today unse
curely in a community that is de
manding his life.
WOMAN HELD IN JAIL
FOR SHOOTING AT HOUSE
Coroner’s Jury Orders Rosa Rich
ardson Held in Death of
John Capers.
Rosa Richardson, colored, 1720
Marion court northwest, this after
noon was committed to jail as a re
sult of a verdict reported by a cor
oner’s Jury at an inquest In ths'<casa
of John Capers, colored, who was
shot to death in the woman’s home
about 2 o'clock Monday morning.
When Sergt. Allen and Policemen
Bennett and Williams of the eighth
precinct reached the scene of the
shooting and found the pistol on the
bed near the body they were told
that the case was one of suicide.
Later the woman admitted .the shoot
ing and claimed the shot was fired
after Capers had attacked her with
a hatchet.
The most undeserved as well as the
Jmost dangerous flattery is that which
uooaojuDiitat* : : j
'POPULATION trend
I .CONVENTION THEME
! Ameripan Sociological Society in
| Session Here for Three Days
! I
With Other Bodies.
A meeting of the American Socio
logical Society- at the Hotel Washing
ton this afternoon was preliminary to
the gathering here tomorrow of four
{other organisations for discussion of
j closely related subjects.
The general topic at the opening
meeting of the sociological associa
tion today was "The Trend of Popula
tion.” with speakers from a dozen
educational organizations addressing
the meeting. Sessions will he held to
morrow. Friday and Saturday.
■ The committee on ■ local arrange
-1 ments for the conference is composed
iof Miss Grace Abbott of the Depart-
I merit of Labor. James L. Fleser of the 1
Ked Cross. Prof. Kelley Miller of 1
Howard ('diversity. R. R. Keen of j
George Washington fniverslty. W. i
| Coleman Nevils of Georgetown Uni- j
•versify and John O’Grady of Catholic l
. University.
MANY MEN SLAIN
I DURING CHRISTMAS
' • •
Four Killed and Two Wound
ed Christmas Eve in One
Kentucky County.
By tire Associated Press.
HAZARD, Ky., December 26. —Perry
county's toll from Christmas shoot
ings stood today at four dead, one
dying from bullet wounds and a sixth
man In a serious condition. Those
killed were:
'William Smith, deputy sheriff; a
man named Hays; J. I>. -Matthews, a
barber, believed to have come here
from Evansville or Loogootee. Ind..
1 and John Richmond, negro. Jerry
Dunn is thought to be fatally
wounded and the condition of Dennis
Phillips is reported to be serious.
Deputy Smith was killed Christmas
eve in a pistol fight at the home of
Phillips, near Glonwar, where the
officer had gone to quell a distur
bance. Phillips,, wounded by Smith,
escaped, but later surrended. Mean
time reports of Smith’s death reached
here and Deputies John Smith. David
son and James Witt started to
Phillips’ home. As the trio of
deputies passed through Karles. a
fire craker was said to have been ex
ploded at their feet. Believing they
had been fired upon, the officers were
said to have directed a volley Into a
store operated by Dunn. A bullet
passed through the storekeeper’s
body and struck Matthews, killing
the latter. When tiring ceased a
survey of the building disclosed the
body of Hays.
Richmond, the fourth man slain.
was> killed Christmas day. James
Workman was reported to have killed
him with a shotgun when the victim
attempted to enter Workman’s home
after the latter had told him to stay
away. \
TWO KILLED ON HOLIDAY.
Christmas in Mobile Marred by
■ Crimes.
By the AMwiated Press.
MOBILE, Ala., December) >26.—A
white man and a negro killed, an
other negro perhaps fatally wounded
and one man badly stabbed was Mo- I
bile's crime record for Christmas.
Police reports show' Harry Kazek,
a shoemaker, was shot to death by
Tom Foster, negro, who made his
escape. Jake Handers, a negro, was
shot and instantly killed by Will
Brown, another negro.
Webster J. Norwood was attacked
by his father-in-law, Jim Colvin,
sixty-eight, with a knife and wound
ed three times.
Ed v Chaldwell shot down and seri
ously wounded Walker Wade, a negro,
after the latter had first shot Into a
crowded restaurant, wounding Ben
Smitli. f
SOLDIER STABBED IN FIGHT.
Is Near Death After Encounter in
Atlanta.
By the AisviitM Press.
ATLANTA, Ga., December 26.
Sergt. Andrew M. Less, soldier at
Fort McPherson, is in a critical con
dition, and five men. Including two of
his soldier companions, are held by
the police a* the result of a free-for
all fight in the heart of Atlanta
Christmas eve. Sergt. Less was
stabbed several times in the lunge.
Those under arrest included Sergt.
R. L. Goldsmith, whose clothing was
virtually cut to pieces; Corp. James
C. Coleman, H. O. Thompson and Otis
Herndon. Coleman was said by police
to have had whisky in his possession
when arrested. The actual assailant
of Sergt.’Less has not been identified.
ASK FOR NEW TEST
OF ALIEN LAND LAWS
r
Califqrman Insists on Bight to
Make Crop Contract With
Japanese.
| An effort to reopen one phase of
the alien land law cases, recently
1 decided by the Supreme Court, was
embodied in a motion for a reheaping
submitted today by J. J. O'Brien and
J. Inouye.
As the owner of a farm in Santa
Clara County. Calif., O'Brien sought
to enter into a cropping contract with
Inouye under which the latter would
work on the farm and receive as his
pay part of the crops.
The Supreme Co\irt decided that
■ they had no right under the Consti
tution or the treaty with Japan to
enter into such a contract, and that
' the contract was in violation of the
alien land laws of the state.
In asking the court to review Its
decision, O'Brien and Inouye de
clared the, courts of California had
held that the proposed contract was
not in violation of the state alien
land laws and insisted that the de
cision of the state supreme court was
controlling and could not be set
aside. The United States Supreme
Court had. they contended, exceeded
its authority in their case when it
passed upon the constitutionality of
the law.
MAUDE ADAMS IN MOVIES.
NEW YORK, December 26.—Maude
Adams has become a motion picture
producer, it is announced by Guild
Made Pictures, Inc., witty whom she
is associated. She will have direct
supervision of several productions.
Mies Adams will bring to her work
the results of five years’ experimen
tation In motion picture color and
J tiirhfimr. wn gfatnH. ■- - - - ...
THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON. T). C„ WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1923.
j WHERE AUTO PLUNGED INTO TIDAL BASIN.
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I The photograph shown the broken iron railing through which the machine crashed last night, and wall aver
(which it plunged into twenty-five feet of water. Two occupants of the car were drowned.
TWO DROWN IN CAR \
PLUNGE INTO BASIN
(Continued from First Fagr.)
the plunge because 1 could not free .
mysel f from my steering wheel fasti
enough. It seemed hours before we |
stopped sinking and somehow I re- |
member being either kicked or .
pu4h«d by my two friends. They I
must have embraced each other as I
they went down and 1 guess that is
the reason neither one could get
free. ,
"1 want to say. however, that we [
were not speeding. In fact, I don’t (
think we could have been doing more •
than ten miles an hour at the time |
We reached the edge of the embank- .
merit. 1 had applied my brakes hard,
but they failed to stop me in time I
and once we started down that slope*
towani the tidal basin nothing could ;
have stopped us."
Even after McLennan had swam to I
the surface and fought his way in j
freezing water, against a strong
current, to the stonewall embank
ment, he probably would have drown- j
ed had not R. E. Fitss-Gibbon of 1409 '
15th street northwest, seen the ac-!
cident. Speeding to the 17th street j
entrance to Potomac J'ark. he found j
Sergt. O. R. Reese. Private M. R >
Rainey and Private Roy Jenkins i
about to change watch.
All three hurried to the spot. The
large touring car was completely
immersed. Forming a human ladder,
the officers managed to reach McLen
nan. dragged him to shore, and hur
ried him to Emergency Hospital. “For j
God's sake drive slow, fellows’* the
shivering man whispered. Fitz-Glb
bon said he had seen the car shortly
before the accident when it passed
him "at a good clip" near the Lincolp
Memorial.
Hospital physicians made a careful
examination of McLennan and sain
they felt confident the man was per
fectly sober when the accident oc
curred. He has been placed under
arrest "for investigation.” and will
remain under constant guard until a
coroner's jury has decided if any
person should be blamed for the
tragedy. Efforts to Identify the sec
ond dead man have thus far failed.
Craven was a huckster, and it is re
ported that his friend was a truck
gardener from Virginia. Up to noon
today, however, no person had gone
to the morgue to make an identifica
tion. .
The bodies were recovered bv the
harbor police after working tor sev
eral hours in the face of a cold gale.
A strong current runs beneath the
bridge, which is largely blamed for
the crash, and it was necessary to
cut a hole in the top of the submerged
car. which had sunk altogether from
view, before grappling hooks reached
the dead men.
Auto Hits Tree.
An automobile of a rental company,
driven by James E. Watson, thirty
one years old. 610 12th street south
west. last night hit a tree in front
of 2113 E street northwest. Watson
and Mrs. Annie Brown. 609 Maryland
avenue southwest, who accompanied
him, were taken to Emergency Hos
pital. where the former was treated
for an Injury to his head, The latter
refused treatment. Watson was held
on charges of driving while under
the Influence of liquor and having no
driver’s permit.
Richmond C. Duvall. 2200 4th street
northeast, was driver of a motor de
livery vehicle that collided with the
car of M. L. Fltzhugh, 121 12th street
southeast, parked near the owner’s
home, yesterday afternoon. Frank E.
Duvall, twenty-three, occupant of the
delivery vehicle, was thrown through
the windshield and Injured about the
neck. He was treated at Casualty
Hospital.
A collision between the automobiles
of Clarence Beach. 3X6 15th street
southeast, and Harry Wolf, 541 Ken
yon street, occurred at Florida ave
nue and 7th street northwest yester
day afternoon. Mary Beach, fifteen
years old, was cut by pieces of the
broken windshield. She was treated
at Garfield Hospital.
Herman Schmidt. 729 15th street
northwest, and Albert Price. 1635
Vermont avenue northwest, were oc
cupants of automobiles that collided
at 12th and S streets northwest yes
terday afternoon. Mrs. Schmidt sus
tained an injury to her arm.
C. B. Pierce, jr., thirty-two years I
old. 1725 Lanier place northwest, was
driver of an automobile that collided
with a machine driven by Oscar
White. Catonsvllle, Md., at X7th and
P streets last night. Mrs. White and
her two-year-old child were Injured.
Pierce was charged by the police
with driving while under the Influ
ence of liquor and colliding. He de
posited $340 collateral.
Car Hits Wagon.
A horse-drawn vehicle owned by
Carrington Caster, colored, was hit
by a street car near 2d and H streets
northeast last night and was prac
tically demolished. Caster was ex
amined at Casualty Hospital, but
physicians were unable to find he
had been injured.
Dewey Klnslow, colored. twenty
five years old, 910 22d street north
west, last night was knocked down
at Pennsylvania aveijue and 22d
street northwest by an automobile
driven by Richard Thomas, 1816 12th
street northwest, and slightly hurt.
He was given first aid at Emergency
Hospital.
While crossing at Connecticut ave
nue 'and 20th street northwest last
night Miss L. Moore. 2117 California
street northwest, was knocked down
by an automobile and her right arm
fractured. She was treated at
Emergency Hospital.
R. <3. Mann, 6 East Lenox street.
Chevy Chase, Md., narrowly escaped
death last night when hie automobile
came In contact with a Capital Trac
tion car near Connecticut avenue and
Harrison street northwest. The car
and automobile were both south
bound.
The automobile was almost com
pletely wrecked and the vestibule of
the street-car badly damaged.
COLORADO OFFICIAL DEAD.
FORT COLLINS, Colo.. December
26.—Attorney General Ruseell W.
Fleming of Colorado died here yes
terday afternoon. Death was believed
to have resulted from blood poison
ing. He is survived by a widow and
daughter, eighteen, now visiting rela
at B«Jiabrtdgs. eea . r . I
20,000 MORE POSTAL PACKAGES
FOR D. C. THIS YEAR THAN LAST
• ————
All records for the delivery of
parcel post packages here were !
broken during the Christmas season I
just ended, according to figures made j
public at the Washington city post i
office today, showing a total of 172,- |
921 parcels delivered, as compared
with 1v2.4K3 last Yuletiue.
This was an increase of 13.4 per j
tent, letter mail li >ic totaieu 9.368.- i
939 pieces during the period Decern- |
ber 15 to 24. just ended, as compared
with 5,083,473 cancellations made
during the previous season, an in- ,
crease of more ’than 15 per cent.
Receipts of the office this year
STORM-TORN CITIES
SLOWLY RECOVER
j Five Killed, Property Loss
Heavy, Ships Dashed on
Rocks in Northwest.
B.i Die A«HOi i«r»d Press.
SEATTLE, Wash., December 26. —
After a Christmas eve and Christmas
day in which the Pacific coast, in the
vicinity of British Columbia and Wash
ington was lashed by furious gales,
causing a death 101 l of five and the loss
Os two ships and temporarily disabling
two others, the storm-swept section was
recovering today, with weather condi
tions improving.
The storm centered about Gray's
harbor, where the wind reached a
velocity of eighty miles an hour. At
Port Angeles, on the south side of the '
Strait of Juan de Fuca. and at Taboma '
and Seattle the wind ranged from forty
five to sixty miles an hour, breaking
government weather bureau records in 1
some instances.
The fatalities as a result of the
storm included four members of the
Canadian tug Tyee, which was wreck
ed on the rocks at Pedder bay, near
Victoria, B. C., and'Gus Quarnstrom of
Aberdeen, Wash., who was killed by
current from a fallen electric power
wire.
Cities In Darkness.
In many cities the gales smashed
windows, tore down poweie lines, 1
throwing entire communities into
darkness oji Christmas eve. unroofed 4
buildings, interrupted telephone and ;
railway communication and
many small boats in exposed parts 1
or ships upon the rocks, where they {
sank. 1
The steamer Dawn pounded to 1
pieces at her dock at Lake Washing
ton here.
The steamship Author, with a crew
of forty-five men, was making slow j
progress, according to latest reports .
received here, after being disabled by ■
heavy seas Monday night, and e«ca.p- 1
ing crashing on the rocks off the .
Washington coast only by emergency
repairs to ha* - machinery. The
schooner Thistle, after being lost by |
the steamer towing her and buffeted ■
by heavy seas Monday night, spread 1
her sails and made Port Angeles har- |
bor yesterday in safety.
COLLISION FOLLOWS TBAGEDY
FLORENCE, S. C„ December 26. {
Joe Deas, jr., five-year-old son of Mr. ,
and Mrs. J. N. Deas of Florence, !
j was killed here by an automobile oc- j
cupied by four negroes. Two hours (
later an automobile containing of
ficers in pursuit of the negroes col
lided with another, occupied by Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Bird of Augusta. Ga.,
and Will. Jr., their small son. was
severely Injured. The officers were 1
cut and bruised. 1
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WHEN STREET CAR AND AUTOMOBILE CONNECTED.
K«yH arf ■a»eyl«*i.t «t jfrrasegtfrat trtßW ui HhtU*b vtfMt Mrttwert, is vIM H. O. Maas «C CUry
1 totaled 6188,350 during the days
! named, as compared with J 153.597
| last year, an increase of 22 per cent.
This condition of substantial in-
I crease was duplicated in practically
j every post office in the country, with
! the possible exception of some of
| the larger cities in the great western
j wheat belt, it was revealed by the
1 Post Office Department today.
A million dollars was saved, it is
| believed, by the institution at the
j beginning of il e Christmas season
! of signed receipts for insured parcels
j Formerly many fraudulent claims
1 were made as the result of lost or
I damaged parcels, but under the new
1 system the sender as well as the
recipient must sign for insured par
cels.
OBREGON IS AT FRONT
TO DIRECT OFFENSIVE
1 Continued from First Page.)
the insurrectionary forces will be fol
lowed by an offer of general amnesty
for the rebels throughout the republic
on the conditions of renouncing their
most important leaders and their sur
render to loyal commanders.
These reports are substantiated by
the attitude by the central
government upon the Pueblo occupa
tion when enlisted men and lower
rank officers were given fifteen-day
amnesty to rejoin the colors.
With the projected Jalisco offensive
uppermost in the public mind, little
is being made known relative to the
operations on the Vera Cruz and
Oaxaca fronts, where, according to
official statements and special dis
patches, the advance of the federal
forces is steady but slow, because of
the necessity of repairing railroads
which the rebel forces destroyed dur
ing their retreat.
Sixty Rebels Killed.
Gen. Jose Dominguez, in command
of 600 federals, has repulsed an at
tack upon Santa Lucrecia, according
to reports here. Prior to the attack,
which was led by Gen. Adelberto La
guenz, Gen. Dominguez refused to
join the rebels. Os Laguenz's 1,000
followers sixty were killed and 130
wounded. Numerous prisoners were
taken by the federals.
An official report concerning the
Pueblo engagement from the com
mander-ln-chief, Gen. Eugenio Mar
tinez, given out here, states that
1.656 rebel soldiers and 28 officers
were captured and 72 officers and 304
soldiers were killed. The federal
losses were 7 officers and 103 soldiers
killed.
Gen. Anulfo Gomez, commander-in
chief of the Valley of Mexico, return
ed to the capital from Puente de
Ixtla, in the state of Morelos, where
he had led a federal column against
the rebellious general Romulo Figueroa,
after a skirmish in which twenty-eight
rebels were killed.
rirrasin’i Brother Taken.
Julio Carranza, brother of the ex
president. has been arrested at Nuevo
Laredo, with seventy followers, while
he was attempting to start a revolt,
according to Monterey specials.
Felipe Carrillo Puerto, socialist
governor of Yucatan, is a refugee at
Havana, according to unofficial re
port which say that he fled to Havana
after a ’revolt of the Yucatan forces,
in which his two brothers, Benjamin
and Heraclio, were killed.
Albert Panl, treasury secretary and
fermer minister of foreign relations
during the pre-recognition confer
ences, where were drafted the United
States and Mexican revolutionary and
general claims convention, authorized
the statement that he firmly believed
the Mexican senate would ratify the
conventions at a formal session this
evening. '
He who has received a kindness
ought to have it on his memory and
not the man who bestowed 1L
CATHEDRAL GIFTS f
OVERLAPCLOSING
Local Drive Over, But Fund
Grows as Final National
Plans Are On.
Hundred* of gift* continue tu pour
into the offices of the National Cathe
dral Foundation, despite the fact
that the campaign here, in which
more than a million dollar* wax
raised toward the $10,000,000 neces
sary to complete the National Cath
edra), ended Monday.
As officially announced at the tinul
“victory luncheon,” held Monday, a
portion of the local campaign “ma
chine” is being kept in operation, and
those who were not reached during
the campaign, which extended from
December 14 to 24, have every oppor
tunity still to subscribe.
New bold Noyes, local campaign
manager, ami other officers are par
ticularly well pleased with the hun
dreds of smalt contributions which
were made during the campaign, and
which continue to flow into the
offices.
I It take only $lO .to contribute one
stone to the cathedral, and even this I
sum may be pledged over a period of I
live years, It was pointed out today, J
so that almost any one who really
desires to help in the work may do so.
Final .National I’iau*.
Final preparations for the national
> campaign, to begin early in January,
were under way today. Kt. Kev.
James E. Freeman, Bishop of Wash
ington, will start his tour of the |
1 country on behalf of the completion
of the cathedral, much heartened by
the splendid showing of the residents
of the National Capita!.
According to tentative plans,
Bishoip Freeman is to speak in Chi
cago January 6, leaving here about
January 3 or 4. From Chicago he
plans to go to Minneapolis and then
1 to St. Paul, after which he will re
' turn to Washington before carrying
i the message to the other large cities
i of the country.
The tinal figures reported by Cor
i 1 coran Thom, campaign manager, to
■ I laled $1,084,627.60, but since that re
i port several thousands of dollars have .
been received In small contributions,
i with SB,OOO received in today's first
• mail, so that the above total will be
largely exceeded, it is expected.
More Contributors Listed.
Another list of contributors of SIOO
. or more has been made public by the
foundation as follows: Kev. William
H. Kellers, $100; Mr. and Mrs. Hubert
CJ. Henry, $100; Mr. and Mrs. Koland
.! O. Jurnee, $100; Frank and Tessle
4 Blaine, $100; Miss Hariet Vernon
| Leich, $100; Marlow Coal Company,
| $300; John Letts, $100; Mr., Mrs.
land Miss Webster. $100; Mr. and Mrs.
I E. A. Schmidt, $100; Mrs. Nellie P
. Pumphrey, $100; Ernest S. Humphrey’
$100; Mrs. H. J. Ernshaw, $250; Miss
’ Susan P. Kerch, $100; Dr. C. M. Doll
j man, $100; J. C. Davidson, $250;
r Dr. and Mrs. P. M. Rixey, $600;
. Samuel Broach, $100; W. W. Dent.
$1,000; Mrs. Claybaugh, $500; Miss
Johnson. $100; Beale R. Howard, $100;
C Admiral and Mrs. Joseph Strauss.
1 $100; Admiral and Mrs. W. L. Capps,
$100; Admiral and Mrs. C. H. Stock
ton, $125: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mac
r Veigh. $250; Frank R. JellefT. $200: Dr.
. and Mrs. Mitchell Carroll, $100; Frank
P. Reeside, $100; Miss Bliss, $100; Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Addison $100; Com*
s mandant and Mrs. Oman, $100; An
e drew’ B. Duvall, Jr., $100; Mr, and
e Mrs. Atherton, SIOO.
Gen. Beach, $100; clerks of Wash
-1 ington Loan and Trust. $150; A. E.
> Gibbons, $100; Sidney West. Inc., $100;
- Mrs. Charles R. Sheppard, ssno; Lieut,
j CoL and Mrs. M. E. Locke, $200; Mrs.
Helsn Draper Taft. $500; Edward H. ,
c A isOp, $1,000: Daniel Forbes. $100;
s William K. White, Jr., $100; William
. H. Shelton. $250; Edgar K. Legg, $100;
Mrs. Oiliett-Hill, $500; anonymous,
$5,000; Mrs. Mojery Benns. $200; Mrs.
Violet Ripley, $100; J. A. Lounsberry,
[ $100; Robert Wilson, $100; Mr. and
Mrs. Edgar Priest, $200; George A,
" Fuller Company, $5,000; A. G. Gray,
r $100; Mrs. W. F. Hail. $100; Mr. W. F.
Hall, $100; J. F. Donaldson & Sons,
' $100; C. F. Thompkins, $5,000; H. W.
Crandall, $1,000; William P. Sher
> maim, $100: James Crawford, $100; Eu
) gene Roberts, $125; C. A. Hester. $350.
> George N. Ray, $100; William M.
’ Lodge. $100; D. J. Dunigan. SIOO, Mr.
s and Mrs. Laldler Mackall and Mr.
Quentin Mackall, $500; Mrs. Priscilla
, Q. Peters, $250; George P. Plummer.
5 $100; N. Baker Dorsey, $500; Adolf
’ I Charles Trovsky. $200; Admiral N. T.
‘ Endicott, $400; Mr. and Mrs. James M.
1 Green, $500; Mrs. C. Boughton Wood,
f $100; Mra Eugene C. smith, $100;
■ Helen F. Gates, $100; John W.
1 Brawner. $100: a friend, $1,000;
* Erlebacher, $100: Middaugh & Shan
non, $500; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E.
■ Ogram, $100; Mrs. Charles F. Schneid
■ er, $100: Mrs. R. H. Govin, $1,000; Mel
s ville Church, $500; Mr. and Mrs. Wll
s 11am D. Miller, $500; Bessie B. War
t rcn, $100: H. C. Carter. $100; Mr. and
. Mrs. M. C. Chance, $200; Mr. and Mrs.
t and Miss Nagle, $125; A. S. Brant,
$100; A. H. Dondero, $250; W. W.
Bride, $100; Thomas E. Robertson,
$100; anonymous, $5,000; Margaret and
Alexander Watson Williams, SIOO.
Louise E. Strobel, $100; Emma J.
> Walter, $100; L. O. O'Brien, $250; H. J.
, Johnston, $300; H. W. Goddard. $1,000;
Ous Buchholz, $200; W. H. Morgan.
’ $500; J. F. Birch A Sons. $100; Myer
Cohen, 1100; Harry Middleton, $100;
t a friend. $200; A. C. Davis, $500; W.
t R. Fitzsimmons, $100; Mrs. Gist Blair,
. $500; Mrs. George Wetmore, $1,000;
t Mrs. A. Rollins, $500; Mrs. Ridgely
Hunt, $100; Mrs. Kingman, $100; Mrs.
J Harriet Turner, $600; Mrs. Eugene
Mayer, $250; Henry Watson, $100;
i anonymous, $100: anonymons, $5,000; ,
, Amelte C. Mechlin, $100; Mary F.
Van Slyke, $100; Dr. and Mrs. Marcus
I Benjamin, $100; W. L. Radcliffe, $100;
1 Mis. Oliver P. Newman. $100;, E. H. G
j Parry. $500; Dr. Joseph Wall, $100;i
j R. G. Donaldson, $250; S. Alvord, jr.,)'
, $100; Mrs. Nellie SpiircllfT, $100; Charles I
. W. Fairfax, SIOO, Mrs. Mary Brown. •
‘ $100; Miss Margaret Burt. $125; Mrs.
A. T. Britton, $100; Dr. and Mrs. Earl 1 ,
Clark. $100; Mis. Gertrude D. Ritter, ■
a $2,600; Josephine Davis, $500; Mr.
1 and Mrs. C. B. Marlatt, $500; Mary V. i
(Keating, $500; Mary Roberta Rine- !
Leave U. S. to Live \
Near Hero Son’s I
Grave in France
By the Associated Press.
NEW YOKK. December 26.
Ca.pt. Edward McClure Peters of
Brooklyn, sailed today on the
French liner Chicago to join his
wife in Toul, France, where they
will spend their remaining days
near the grave of their only son.
The son was an American sol
dier. Capt. Edward McClure Peters,
jr., commander of a First Dlvis- i
ion .Machine Gun Company. While
the First Division was getting Us 1
baptism of lire along the new |
American front which In those j
days skirted Toul, Nancy and Bac- I
carat, he was killed, in March, j j
1918. -1 .
They buried him in the American .
cemetery at Thiacourt, only a few ! i
kilometers from Toul. the favorite
"blighty" of the Ist Division dough
box'.
Young Capt. Peters’ mother jour
neyed to France recently to visit
his grave. When it came time to ,
return she could not. Nor could she
and her husband be persuaded to *
have his body removed from where I
he had fallen, to a new burial place
across the sea, in their boy’s native
land. '
So they decided to go and live near
his grave, and gave up their Brook
lyn home. They hope, said the elder ■
Capt. Peters, to put fresh flowers on
the grave each day of their lives,
henceforth.
ALUESPREPARED
io ocmioN
Foreign Naval Forces Off Chi- 1
nese City Expect Crisis
on Friday.
BY Jl'Ml! B. WOOD.
Bt Cable to The Bt»r and Chicago Daily Newt.
(Copyright, 1923.)
HONGKONG. December 26. Al
though not anticipating any fighting
plans, the allied naval forces are j
anchored off Shameen occupy j
Canton if the present customs con
troversy reaches a more acute stage.
The negotiations, which have been
debative in the past, are expected to
reach a climax Friday, when the
diplomatic corps replies to Dr. Sun
Vat-Sen's demand that they instruct
the Peking government to deliver a
share of the Canton surplus to Dr.
Sun.
The corps’ reply will be negative, it
is anticipated, and Dr. Sun’s next
move will likely be the appointment
of his own local customs inspector.
Sun disclaims all intentions of vio
lence in carrying out his program, al
though it Is obvious that should he
attempt to eject the present officials
in the customs office he will be forced
to use strong-arm methods. Foresee
ing such a contingency, the allied
forces are ready to land and will not
only seise the customs office, but will
occupy and protect all foreign church,
hospital and commercial property.
Five hundred Americans are regis
tered with Consul General Jenkins
as residents of Canton. This is the
largest number of any foreign na
tion. Dr. Sun asserts that he will
appoint a British subject customs in
spector if his demands are denied,
but he declines to divulge the
identity of his proposed appointee.
Unless action is taken by Sun’s
higher entourage. James Norman, an
American lawyer, or Morris Abraham
Cohen, Dr. Sun’s British escort, are
believed slated for the job. Cohen
is said to be favored for the position
bv Dr. Sun. Cohen, who is the storm
center of the contr-oversy. was born
in Dondon and served in France dur
ing the war He Is a citizen of Ed
mundton. Alberta.
Seventeen allied ships are anchored
in the river all gaily decorated for
Christmas, with Commander Max
well Scott, commander of the British
West river patrol, as ranking officer
in case united action is taken. Com
mander J. O. Richardson, commander
I of the American South China patrol,
! ranks second.
One hundred marines were sent
from Manila to join the forces under
Capt. Charles C. Gill, who is attached
to the American contingent.
Men Denied Shore Leave.
In view of the determined efforts of
certain Chinese factions to provoke
an outbreak, the allied commanders
are holding their men with a firm
hand and all officers and men are de
nied shore leave in the native city
except on special occasions. .How
ever. few who have mingled with the
Chinese crowds have been annoyed
except with the occasional epithet
hurled at ‘‘foreign devils.”
Students and coolies are doing
most of the agitating. They paraded
yesterday in a demonstration outside
of the iron gates of the bridge lead
ing to the French concession and
threw stones at a squad of French
sailors. The Frenchmen refused to
fire on the crowd and the agi
tators. after exhausting themselves,
proceeded to the British bridge, where
the demonstration was repeated.
_ ■ - -
hart. $500; Mary B. Armat, $100; S. F.
Adam. $250; Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Dan
son. SIOO, W. W. Griffith, SI,OOO.
Mrs. W. W. Griffith, $1,000; Miss
Fay Griffith, $1,000; Mr. Ernest S.
Walker. $250; Mrs. Ernest S. Walker,
$250; Mr. Walker, jr„ $250; Dr. and
Mrs. Southern Key. $100; Mr. and
Mrs Bates Warren, $500; Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Irwin, $500; Mr. Irwin
Baughlin, $1,000; Rev. and. Mrs. W.
Bishop, $100; Mr. and Mrs. Brennan,
$100: Mr. and Mrs, C. U. Wilson, $250;
the Misses Eansen, $100; Mrs. Dus, $100;
Mrs. De Roy King, $100; Mrs. Carrie
Stockett, $100; Miss Emily Moore.
$200; Mr. and Mrs. F. Hodson, $100;
Mr, and Mrs. John Roy, $100; Fred
erick 8. Payne. $100: Harry Kite.
$250; Mrs. Charles R. Sanderson,
$100; Godfrey M. S. Hart, $100; Mrs.
C. H. Gaunt, $100; Benjamin B. Hunt,
$100; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L. Babin.
$100; Gen. R. C. Manhall, Jr., $200;
Anonymous, $10,000; Edwin E. Rob
erts, $100; Ord Preston, $250; Mrs.
O. E. Harrison, $150; William Miller,
$100; George W. Littlehales, $125;
Anonymous. $5,000; Mrs. Charles Evans
Hughes, $100; C. A. Herter. $250;
Mrs. R. S. Emmett, $500; Mrs. Joe
Morehead, $100; Capt. Chester Wells.
$100; Capt. and Mrs. W. W. Gal
brain, SIOO.
W. L. Heiberg, $100; Mrs. Charles
Warren, $100; W. R. Bendz, $100:
C. R. Berrv $100; C. M. Couden. $100;
R. J. O’Neil, $100: Mrs. M. J. Hunt,
$100; G. C. Schaffer, $100; J. W.
Burke, $100: R. B. Atkinson, $100;
S. J. Prescott, *100; William J.
Marsh, $100; Mary Alice Riley. $100;
Doula M. Denit. $150; W. B. Clarkson.
$200; Deborah A. Exel, $100; J. J.
Schank, $100; Mrs. K. M. Dabney,
$500; John A. Holmes, $200; Mandler
Terry Company, $100; William Tyler
Page. $100; U E. Pepkins. $100;
Charles A. Kraus, $100; William T.
Galliher, $100; Rudolph & West,
$200; Mr. and Mrs George C. Martin.
$100; Elizabeth B. Powell, $125; Mrs.
E. M. Weeks, SIOO.
Anonymous. $1,000: Anonymous.
$10,000: Army Officer, $1,000; Army
Officer $1,000; Anonymous, $15,000;
Davis,’sloo; Cooley, $100; Winn, $100;
A. Friend, $1,000; W. H. Beny, $200;
J. S. Keep. $1,000; E. J. Gaddis, $100;
Henry N. Browner, $500; L. W. Estes.
$1,000; Mrs. Henrietta Stofer. $250;
Dr. and Mrs. Ira Dennison $125; Mra
G. W. P. Sacks. $100; Epiphany Chap
el, $257; Mrs. Cullum, $100; R. L. and
A. Nolster, SIOO, R. S. Emmett, $525;
H. S. Howard, $150: E. S. Band. $410;
A. P. Clark, jr., $200; Alice Wads
worth, $200: J. W. Widsworth, Jr..
$100; A. Friend, $250) P. •A. Drury,
$300: J. Maury Dove. $250; Ira W.
Hopkins, $100; A. Friend, $100: A.
Friend, $100; Dr. Harvey W, Wiley,
$lO4.
OKLAHOMA G. 0. P.
BREAKPREVENTEO
President Assured fay Sena
tor Harreld Patronage
Plan Is Satisfactory.
The White House has reason to
feel that it has been successful in
preventing a break in the republican
ranks in Oklahoma, and that com
plete harmony will prevail shortly
among the leaders of the party in
that state.
This was the impression gained by
those who talked with the President
today—those who are taking a more
than ordinary interest in the conduct
of this presidential campaign. To
them it means that Senator John. Kar
reld of Oklahoma has agreed to for
get liis disappointment at the Presi
dent’s turn-down of John B. Meserve.
his candidate for the vacant federal
judgeship In Oklahoma, and will-in
dorse any candidate upon whom the
republican leaders of his state can
unite for this choice bit of patronage.
Harreld Sees President.
Senator Harreld was one of the
President’s first callers today and
after a half hour's conference he said
that, while he though a mistake had
been made in not appointing his can
didate, he- assured the President that
the latter could count on his suppoit
in the future and that he would do
his part in restoring the desired unit\
of leadership in Oklahoma. He said
also that he now would willingly
agree to any one the other party lead
ers would settle upon for the judge
ship. It is uisderstood, however, that
the senator has received a promise to
place Mr. Meserve in some other high
federal position.
There was no mistaking the pleas
ing effect Senator Harreld’s change
of attitude had upon the White House
and the President’s lieutenants assist
ing in the marshaling of forces for
the coming republican national con
vention. The sudden flare-up In cer
tain quarters of the Oklahoma lead
ers last week as a result of this va
cant judgeship naturally caused wor
jry among the President’s campaign
i managers, inasmuch as there was a
I hint that Senator Harreld might de
sert the President's ranks and en
deavor to send an anti-Coolidge del
egation to Cleveland.
CoolMge Is Refreshed.
President Coolidge today looked
rested and otherwise benefited hs a
result of the short vacation of yes
terday. Although he had made no en
gagements for today, he was at his
office early after a half-hour stroll
about the downtown streets, and the
greater part of the day devoted his
time to disposing of the great mass
of papers that accumulated during
the past few days.
The President has taken up the
question of extending the coastwise
shipping laws to the Philippines, and
today asked Chairman Jones of the
Senate commerce committee to sub
mit a memorandum setting forth his
recommendations.
Besides his conference with Senator
Jones, who drafted the major provis
ions of the merchant marine act of
1920, the President conferred today
with t Chauncy G. Parker, general
counsel of the Shipping Board.
The merchiWit marine act provides
that the coastwise laws may be ex
tended to the Philippines by presi
dential proclamation whenever ade
quate American shipping facilities
are available for the trade. In the
event of such an extension only
American vessels could engage In
trade between the Philippines and the
■United States.
Believe Facilities Ample.
Senator Jones believes that facili
ties now are adequate for such an ex
tension. and this view also is taken
bv the Shipping Board. The proposal
was considered during the Harding
administration and was rejected on
the ground that such an extension
might violate some of the treaties to
which the United States is a party.
Mr. Coolidge several weeks ago
indicated that he might take the same
position, pointing to a memorandum
sent to the White House by the State
Department opposing extension. Since
then it has developed that the State
Department has formulated no
opinion on the question and that the
memorandum which It forwarded to
the White House was prepared by
Vice Chairman Culbertson of the
tariff commission.
Shipping men for several year*
have Held that the shutting off of the
Philippine trade to vessels carrying
foreign flags would be a prwerfu!
impetus in the upbuilding of an
American merchant marine m the
Pacific, and the President, it is
understood, has approached considera
tion of the matter from that angle.
May Plan Nety PoUcy.
The President also invited Senator
Jones today to prepare a memoran
dum of his views as to a new policy
for administration of the govern
ment-owned fleet. The T resident
plans to use the memorandum in the
partial reorganization of the Ship
ping Board, which must be made as
the result of the action of the Senate
commerce commute In ad
versely the nomination of Edward F.
Farley of Chicago, now chairman of
the board. , _ . .
Others who saw the President to
day were Secretary Hoover of the De
partment of Commerce and O . c.
Gregg of St. Paul, Minn., a member
*>f the agricultural board of that
state, who discussed agricultural
matters,
WIFE OF FORMER STAR
BALL PLAYER KILLS SELF
Mrs. Joe Tinker Takes Own Life
After Taking Part in Christ
mas Party.
By the Associated Prsaa.
ORLANDO. Fla., December 26. —
That Mrs. Joe Tinker, wife of the fa
mous Chicago Cub shortstop of for
mer years, killed herself here yes
terday while temporarily mentally
deranged, was revealed today by
members of the family.
It was reported yesterday that she
had died suddenly as she apparently
was recovering from a protracted Ill
ness following a nervous breakdown.
She was forty-one years old.
Mrs. Tinker was said to have been
suffering from Intense nervousness
and had been under the care of
physicians during the past week a?
a result of a shock sustained when
the Tampa special, on which she and
her husband were returning from
Chicago, was wrecked at Altamonte
Springs. She had accompanied Mr
Tinker to Chicago, where he attend
ed the recent base bail meeting.
Members of the family aaJd Mrs
Tinker took an active part with her
husband and children in the celebra
tion of yesterday morning around
the Christmas tree. Later Mr. Tinker
and one of his sons left to spend
several days at their camp in the
woods. About noon Mrs. Tinker was
said to have left a party of friends
in the living room and gone to her
bedroom, where she snot ftarself
with a small revolver. She disk soon
afterward.
BABY GULPS LIGHT BULB.
WEST NEW YORK. N. J., Decem
ber 26. —Louis Bernetlch, a slxteen
month-old infant, is In a critical con
dition at the North Hudson Hospital
as a result of having swallowed a
small electric light bulb of the size
used for Illuminating Christmas
trees. During treatment to remove
the bulb from the child’s stomach
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