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GORY PAST BRINGS SAVINKOFF NOOSE Sentencing of Former Petro grad Military Governor Dramatic Incident. MENACE TO SOVIET CAUSE Stay of Death Granted Pending Pardon Plea for Russian Who Fought Reds Seven Years. By the Associated Pres* MOSCOW, August 29. —The trial and conviction yesterday of Gen. Boris Savinkoff constituted probably the most dramatic, case that has come before the Revolutionary War tribu nal. Savinkoff. former military gov ernor of Pctrograd and assistant minister of war in the Kerensky cabinet, was sentenced to death on a multitude of charges growing out of his seven-year struggle against the Soviet regime. A stay of execu tion was ordered, however, to allow an appeal for pardon to the execu tive committee, as Savinkoff ac knowledged his guilt and expressed a desire to support the Soviet. The case was regarded by the government as important to its safety and prestige. The courtroom was packed with members of the government, the central committee of the Communist party, the war council and the most active mem bers of the Soviet political admin istration. Acting Premier Kameneff, Premier Kliava of the transcau oasian republic. Commissar of Jus tice Kursky and M. Kouybycheff of the state control board were among those who forsook their regular work in order to hear the proceed ings. M. Ulrich, chairman of the war council, was present and as sisted in the trial, and two of the jurymen were members of the war office. Organized Assassination. There was neither prosecution nor defense, but every detail was dramatic and thrilling. Savinkoff. himself a revolutionary, organized the assassi nation of Prime Minister Plehve and Grand Duke Sergius, which gave the first signal for the Russian revolution. He was responsible for the advance of the Russian army in July. 1917. After the bolshevik revolution he assumed leadership of the anti-holshevik forces and organized the Yaroslavl rising, which ended In demolition of the town, with considerable blood sned. as well as numerous risings in Siberia and Ukrania. He raised an army to defend the constituent assembly in Samara and directed activities against the bol shevik! from Poland. All of this Savinkoff acknowledged. Speaking with emotion, he said to the court: "I know your decision beforehand. I don't value my life and I am not afraid to die. T recognize all my guilts, but they were all involuntary, as T never sought anything for rav self.- * Pour Objection/* to Reds. His enmity for the Reds was based on four objections, he said, namely, the breaking up of the constituent assembly; the Brest-Litovsk treaty, w hich was at that time detrimental to the allied cause; his certainty that the Reds assumed the power for a short period, making way for re-es tablishment of the monarchy, and last, that the Russian people were against the Reds. He never was convinced. Savinkoff asserted, that the Reds were right and that he was wrong in regard to the support of the Russian people of the Soviet regime. It was not in Moscow, under escort, that he had changed his mind, but long ago in Paris he came to the conclusion that the bolsheviks were right, and now he stood unconditionally in favor of the Russian Soviets. Savinkoff asked the court to re member, in delivering sentence, that he had never been an enemy of the people; that he had spent his life as a revolutionary, and that he had had his neck in the noose a hundred times. He did not return to Russia with bombs and he had thrown his revolver away on the other side of the border. The general was arrested August 20 after passing the border under the name of Stepanoff. He apparently had been watched by Russian agents abroad. His arrest was kept secret and his trial was begun secretly. <la«ition of Motive. It was first alleged that the former military governor had come to Rus sia to organize terrorist acts. Com missar Kursky and other authorities, however, repudiated this version, and it is understood that many responsi ble Communists have been impressed with Savinkoff's sincerity during the trial. It is generally believed that the death sentence will hot be carried out. A trial on charges of counter revolutionary activities among the Cossack population of the Kuban province has ended before the crimi nal court of the Kuban district, sit ting at Armavir, with the sentencing to death of 25 officers of the czarist army, the sentencing to various terms of imprisonment of 49 other accused persons and the acquittal of five per sons. Those sentenced to death included Col. OrlotT, Col. N'azaroff. Col. Kas linin and a number of Cossack offi cers. The prosecution, charging that Col. Orloff and the 69 other accused per sons. a number of them civilians, had carried out counter-revolutionary ac tivities, alleged that they had re turned in 1923 from Constantinople and Paris on behalf of various anti bolshevik organizations in order to organize uprisings against the soviet government. It was charged that they blew up railway stations, robbed the population and killed a number of communists. SEE PROHIBITION LAW “SETTLED FOR ALL TIME” Plank Proposed for Texas Demo cratic Platform Declares Present Agitation “Work of Demagogues.” By the Associated Prcaa. DALLAS, Texas, August 29.—Pro hibition written Into both the national and State constitutions, backed by an overwhelming public sentiment, and favorable both to the present gover nor and to the Democratic nominee, •who is expected to succeed him, is bettled for all time "so far as hu man foresight can discern,” declares a proposed plank for the Democratic State platform made public here. T The plank, which has received the approval of Mrs. Miriam Ferguson, Me Democratic gubernatorial nom inee, declares that any “attempt by demagogues and agitators to inject tinto campaigns where vital issues e involved is to be deprecated.” The plank favors legislation which will require physicians and drug gists who dispense whisky by means of prescriptions to file detailed monthly reports with the county clerk, shewing all purchases, all sales and providing that the gross profits *h«-ii pot exceed 25 per cent. Trees Destroyed Widening Streets Will be Replaced All trees destroyed through the widening of the five streets in cluded in the proposed street widening program over which the Commissioners will hold a public hearing next Friday at the Dis trict Building, will be replaced with Norway maples, it was an nounced today. It is not the intention of the Commissioners, it was emphasized, to sacrifice the beauty of the city through the destruction of shade trees. M street from Twenty-ninth to Thirty-fifth is the only one of the five thoroughfares recom mended for widening, which will not have trees. The thorough fare is now treeless. The total cost of widening the five streets is estimated at $297,000. The Commissioners, however, are confident that not more than two will be widened. WIN GREETS DAWES MEND G. 0. P. Candidate Former Resident of Nebraska Capi tal—Speaks Tonight. By the Amnriated Press. LINCOLN, Nebr. August 29.—Charles G. Dawes came to his old home today to be received during the morning and afternoon, not as the Republican vice presidential candidate, but as a former resident and friend. Tonight, at the University of Nebraska Sta dium, he will make his appearance as the candidate for the second highest office in the Nation, and is scheduled to begin speaking at 8 o’clock. Cen tral standard time. The address will be radiocast. The program of the day provided for a motor cycle police escort, assist ed by color guards and the appear ance of a number of bands In a pa rade which formed at the Burlington Station here and continued to the Lindell Hotel, where he will make his headquarters. Korty young women attired in white served as guards of honor to Mr. Dawes and members of his family en route to the hotel. Cornstalks In Parade. An important part of the parade was a cornstalk display, represent ative of the State's foremost industry and indicative of agricultural condi tions upon which the candidate is ex pected to speak tonight- Woman Re publican clubs lined the parade and continued to the nominee’s headquar ters. while hundreds of automobiles and marchers ran the human gantlet in bedecked fashion. Numerous local organizations took part in the parade, as well as delega tions from Oklahoma and nearby towns and cities. Entering the stadium tonight. Mr. Dawes, his party and the reception committee will parade around the half-mile track, while a community songfest will sing "Auld Lang Syne." En route to this city early today Mr. Dawes was met by a number of old friends at Ashland. Nebr. While, his business headquarters will be at the hotel, he and his family will be house guests at the home of S. H. Burnham, president of the First Na tional Bank here. The Burnham and Dawes families are old friends. washington’is thrilled BY PENNANT PROSPECTS (Continued from Wst Page ) licked.” And Washington wouldn’t be licked. Out in front of the score board Washington's fans were milling in desperation. There was one man down, two runs had been sent home, the sacks were filled and good old Goose Goslin was at the bat. A mo ment of sickening suspense; the crowd is hushed in its agony, sway ing to and fro, praying for the best, fearing the worst! Suddenly a light flashes on the scoreboard; that fate ful ball has left the pitcher’s hand and is whizzing up to the plate "Clang! Clang! Clang!” No symphonic triumph ever rang down the centuries with more vic torious melody than the song of that bell as it chorused the news that the Goose had tripled, cleaning the bases with the runs that virtually assured victory to Washington. The lights on the boards flashed the runners across the plate one by one, but those lights were mere blurs to the thousands of fans who were dancing in frenzied glee. The crowd had gone mad, and the roar that swelled from hoarse throats rolled up and over the surrounding build ings and attracted pedestrians from several blocks away. Boy Hugs Pollecuaa. Men threw their hats in the air, shouted, danced, ran up and down the streets, screaming and cheering until it seemed their lungs must burst. One small oolored boy, blind with joy, was seen to throw his arms around the neck of a pop-eyed policeman. Witnesses stopped, ex pecting to see the frenzied youngster escorted over to the first precinct station in due form. But to their amazement, it is said, the policeman wrapped his own law-enforcing arms around the ebony-hued rooter and the two danced together on the sidewalk. There was more to that inning— three more runs, in fact—but the fans out In front of The Star Building were too weak after circling the bases with Goose to scarcely more than shout a feeble “ray” or two. The story of the next two chances the Yankees had to even things up is glorious history for Washington now. Babe Ruth ended the fray In the ninth when, with two down and none on, he fanned. That drew from those sturdy Wash ingtonians. who had stuck to the last strike, the very last yelp they had left in them, and the last seen of the whole crowd was when they were staggering toward street cars and automobiles, to hasten home and tell the old folks what they had missed — of how the Nationals were not licked because they just wouldn’t be licked and came from behind three times to down the slugging Yankees at their own game by a margin that could not be disputed. CLUB SEEKS TICKETS. Cosmopolitan Sore Nationals Will Capture Pennant. Expressing their confidence that the Washington team would win the pen nant and bring tbe world series game to the National Capital the Cosmo politan Club yesterday appointed a committee of three to secure scats for the entire membership at the Clark Griffith Stadium. The regular lunch eon of the club was held at tbe Franklin Square Hotel. The club Is actively taking part In the National Defense Test' day plans, and a special committee is working in co-operation with the War Depart ment and other civic bodies for the success of the demonstrutifil. . A meeting will also be held to study further the plans for a vocational THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON, T). C. FRIDAY. ’AUGUST 29, 1924. DIP. CONFIDENCE GROWN EAST Workers on Their Toes as Decided Trend to Coolidge Is Believed indicated. BY N. O. MESSENGER. Staff forrenpondent of The Stzr. NEW YORK, August 29.—The most pronounced feature of the presiden tial campaign in its present stage Is the genuine and enthusiastic con fidence of the Republican campaign managers in a Coolidge and Dawes victory next November. From Pres ident Coolidge and Gen. Dawes down through the entire management there is felt the sincerest confidence in a successful outcome of the cam paign. Reports that have come in within the last few weeks indicate that this feeling also exists among the local managers and enthusiastic party workers throughout the States. Everybody seems to be on their toes and intent upon a vigorous and smashing campaign. Moreover, very recently there have been reports of a marked change for the better in conditions throughout the Country warranting the entertaining of en couragement. This is particularly true with regard to conditions among the farmers, among whom a better feeling exists. To be sure, this is due to the improved conditions of the farmers on account of better prices they are getting for their crops, but whatever the cause, the fact exists that the Republican party Is getting the credit for bettered con ditions. Will Purane Enemy. It is the purpose of the Republican managers to strike while the iron is hot and to further encourage the farmers with proposals for vet bet treed conditions. To this end Gen. Dawes is to go into the heart of the agricultural region right away on an intensive speechmaking campaign appealing directly to the farmers to support the Republican ticket for their best interests. The Republicans also intend to assail Senator I,a rollette in his own State; they arc going after Magnus Johnson with a pitchfolk in Minnesota. His recent admission that if the presidential se lection were cast into the Senate he would vote for Bryan is to be played up m big headlines as a warning to the country. The menace of Bryan is also to he paraded in this State, where the name of Bryan brothers is anathema- Not as much stress has been laid upon Bryanism here as might have been done, but it is said that the near future will show a chance, and that the double mask of the Bryan broth ers will be pointed out. The Republicans claim that the trend of events is beginning to in dicate that Senator Ijo. Follette will not be able to be the pied piper to lead the labor vote away from its normal moorings. Successive labor organizations are showing signs of disinclination to be "delivered” to the La Folle-tte ticket. Even where there have been indorsements they have been accompanied with open throats of intention not to vote as they in dorse. It is evident that Senator La r ollette intends to make a strong drive for labor, Senator Wheeler opening with a foray into the East in his forthcoming Labor day speech at Boston. It is noted that he is going into protective tariff territory, where he is likely to encounter strong head winds, Want Coolidge to Speak, Many Republicans say privately that they think President Coolidge should lay out a more extensive pro gram of public addresses on political topics. They contend that it w ill not suffice for him to reel upon his oars, depending solely on the latent Cool idge sentiment to carry him through. They want to see him dealing in his characteristic vigorous fashion with political questions, pointing out that it is evident he has aggressive and formidable opponents in both Senator La Follette and John W. Davis There's reason to believe that strong representations have been made to President Coolidge on this question and that they will bear fruit very shortly. The Democrats are found not to be without enthusiasm and confidence themselves. Proceeding upon the theory that New York and New Jer sey may decide the presidential elec tion. they are going to center their effort* in these two states, believing that they have a little better than an even break. In New Jersey there Is peace and harmony among Demo cratic factions for the first time in nine years. In Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey City they have a boss who is a boss indeed, in that he commands a following of leaders who will obey him. The Republicans are at each others’ throat* over the senatorship. May Speak on Klan. In Gov. Smith of New York they pos sess a valuable asset in his popularity with the voters. They think Gov. Smith can pass this asset on to John tV. Davis. If Gov. Smith persists in his expressed intention not to run for the governorship again, they believe it would be ail the better for the .•ational ticket, as he can then devote his entire attention to a wholeheart ed campaign for the national ticket. The Democratic managers are counting upon John W. Davis’ Ku Klux announcement to hold the Cath olic vote to the national ticket. There had been threats that the Catholic vote would take revenge upon the Democratic party for the defeat of A1 Smith for the nomination, but the Democratic leaders believe that this danger has been averted by the Davis announcement. Report is current in political cir cles that President Coolidge may seize the opportunity of the great Holy Name demonstration in Wash ington, in September, to deliver an utterance on the Ku Klux Klan which would put him on a parity at least with La Follette, Davis and Dawes on this subject. The outcome in New York State may be affected by the Democratic and Republican nominations for the governorship, which will not be made until September 23 to 25. FORT REPELS RADICALS. Nineteen Communists Arrested After Attack in Portugal. LISBON, August 29.—Radicals and Communists last night attacked St. George’s Fortress, but were driven off by the soldiers after an exchange of shots. Nineteen of the assailants, many of them well known in advanced politi cal circles, were later arrested. training school in the District, the idea of which is being fostered by the club. The committee appointed to secure tickets for the world series game If brought to Washington was appointed by Paul Brandstedt, presi dent of the club, and consists of James E. Colliflower, Frank Fenwick and C. H. Hites. Ralph Weacbler was cosmopolitan of the day, and winners of the booster prises for the week were Pat Davis sad Georgq JLsilttk ' - .. ' OLD-FASHIONED DANCES TO BE STUDIED BY FORDS Flan to Fit Themselwes to Enter tain Suitably at'Way side Inn. By tbe Associated Press. HUDSON, Mass.. August 29.—Be lieving that proficiency in the old New England square dances is “nec essary” to the host and hostess of the Wayside Inn, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford of Detroit have invited Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. Lovett of this town to be guests at the Ford home early in September to instruct the automo bile magnate and his family in the arts and graces of the quadrille, lancers, caprice and mazourka. The lyjvetts received the invitation yesterday, and accepted. They came to Mr. Ford’s attention recently, when friends in Sudbury told him of their prowess in the, old-time dances. Mr. Lovett has been a teacher of dancing more than 20 years. After a conference with the Lovetts at the inn, Mr. Ford decided to obtain their services in anticipation of social events to come later at the old hostelry. After a week In Detroit the Lovetts will return to instruct some of the Fords’ friends in the East, who are to be guests at social affairs at the inn. LAW IS SET ASIDE BYWSTREETER Widow of Fighting Mariner Defends Inherited “Rights” by Use of Guns. By Onniolidated Press. CHICAGO, August 29. “Ma” Streeter, entrenched on her sloop Vamoose just outside her own “deestrik of Lake Michigan” again is mixing with the minions of the law. "Ma” believes in the precepts and practices of old "Cap’n” Streeter, who for over 30 years fought the State of Illinois, claiming all that time his property rights, under "squatter” law. to about $100,000,000 worth of Chicago's front yard along the lake. The “cap’n” always believed in gunnery to bring people around to his view of things. So "Ma,” who in herited his sleep Vamoose, when accidentally rammed the other night by the excursion steamer. Mineral City, vowed revenge. She chased the captain and purser out of range when they came to settle for dam ages. Bullet Find* a Mark. Courts would not have figured in this latest escapade of the "deestrik” if a bullet from the Vamoose had not taken the tip off the nose of John Hiafore. fireman on the Mineral City, a night or two later. "Ma” advises she "ain't savin’ who fired the shot." but admits one was fired. Now they are trying to get out a warrant for her arrest on a charge of shooting with intent to kill. With the same bravado that char acterized her deceased mariner hus band she .tells the ship's captain and the whole ship's crew to get any blankety blank kind of a war rant they want; she "ain't skeered" of the whole outfit. ■'Ala” has other things to think about. One of them is her recently instituted suit to recover $100,000,000 in hard cash for property in the "deestrik of Lake Michigan.” which the “cap'n” claimed was his by squatter right and by creation. She is carrying on her husband's battle against the State unrelentingly with the $100,000,000 as the stake. Twice courts turned down his pleas and decided that 1.500 purchasers of the lake front property have title to the land which a few years ago was part of Lake Michigan. “Mi” Han Other View. No so. "Ma.” She won't even live on land because of the tactics of land lubbers who have beaten the captain in his fight. Her slocp Vamoose cruises up and dow-n the "deestrik,” hopeful of a steady anchoring place one of these days when some court ran be found —if it ran—to change ownership of the land. The whole thing started back in ISB6, when Capt. George Wellington Streeter was shipwrecked in the steamer Reutan off the Chicago shore. The captain fitted up the hulk and started raising his family right where the disaster occurred. He built a breakwater out into the lake. Nature took care of the rest, creat ing a whole new stretch of shore line which the “cap’n” claimed as a squatter. First TUT in 18S». His first tiff with the law came In ISB9 and was continued at intervals for the next 35 years. All the time old Capt. Streeter kept his shotgun handy and used it once with telling effect. Thereafter he spent a few years in the State penitentiary for manslaughter. But always he re fused to budge from his district, which he claimed was a sovereign State, not subject to the laws of Illinois, and under the Jurisdiction of the Federal Government alone. Through these years the property he created by building his break water became immensely valuable and now is the nucleus of Chicago's rich lake front. "Ma” Streeter out in her sloop con tends that the land is her own. and she won't budge from her position/ won't have anything to do with the rest of the world until she gets it. Can Take Care of Herself. That Is why a pot shot or two at following strangers fail to bother her. She tells Interviewers that she can take care of herself and that others should watch out for them selves. All she wants, she says, are her rights), which as she sees it amount to something more than SIOO,- 000,000. More than 325 municipalities in the United States have adopted the city manager plan of government. Enrollment Card of One-Day National Defense Volunteers—Ages of 18 Years to 45 Years Inclusive I hereby volunteer for the National Defense Test of September 12. 1924, and on that day agree to report in person for the public demonstration when notice of time and place to report is sent to me. (a) I nave no preference for assignment to a anlt, or fßegular Army (b) I prefer to serve for that day in 4 National Guard I Organized Reserves, (Unit) (Indicate preference above.) Former service, if any Occupation - (Signature and age.) (Race, White or Colored.) (Reside nee Addraaa.) Mall mr deliver to Room 306. District Building, 14th and Fa. Ava GOULD HEIRS PETITION FOR CASH DISTRIBUTION Court Asked to Allow $6,000,000 Payment Fending Suit Over Accounting. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, August 29.—Contend ing that “It would be highly unjust and Inequitable” to withhold from them their share in the estate of their father, George J. Gould, until the litigation over the accounting of the executors and trustees of the es tate of Jay Gould is determined, the children of the late George J. Gould began a proceeding yesterday to sep arate a question of distribution from the accounting proceeding. Justice Cotillo signed an order call ing upon all parties Interested in the accounting proceeding to show cause on September 9 why the application of the Gould children should not be granted. The actual petitioners in the proceeding just brought are Lady Decies. Mrs. Margaret G. Drexel and Jay Gould, 2d, and it Is expected that the other children of George J. Gould will join In the action. The distribu tive share asked by them amounts to $6,000,000. • SEES MOTE IN WIDERSTREETS Maj. Holcombe Declares Plan Offers Only Logical Solu tion of Parking. Widening of the streets in the downtown business section offers the only tangible solution to Washing ton's parking problem, according to Maj, William H. Holcombe, Assistant Engineer Commissioner, who, as chairman of the special traffic com mittee appointed by the District Com missioners, has just completed a com prehensive study of the traffic situa tion. Through the widening of the streets. Maj. Holcombe said, parking space will bo virtually doubled, be cause automobiles will be permitted to park at an angle Instead of paral lel. A survey has shown the District engineers that two machines parked at an angle occupy about the same amount of space as one car parked parallel to the curbstone. Opposes Municipal Garage. The proposal to erect a municipal garage for the daytime storage of automobiles is strongly opposed by Maj. Holcombe, and probably will be shunted aside completely by the Com missioners. The cost of erecting such a garage, he contends, would be almost pro hibitive, because of the high realty values in the business section, where such an automobile storage place would have to be buIH. Moreover. It is estimated that a ten of 50 cents a day would have to be charged tor the storage of machirM tn the pro posed municipal garage, and Maj. Hol combe does not believe the average motorist would willingly pay more than 10 cents. Widening of the streets, Maj. Hol combe explained, will not only create additional parking space, but will at the same time facilitate the move ment of traffic and enhance the value of business property. Street Plan Economical. Although Maj. Holcombe has not presented his views to the Commis sioners in the form of a written re port. he has Informed them verbally of the results of his traffic study. Maj. Holcombe contends it is much more economical to widen a street than to build a municipal garage. The, widening of Thirteenth street, now under way. will provide park ing space for about 500 more auto mobiles. as angle parking will be permitted. The cost of constructing a garage to store 500 machines would be about $500,000, he estimated, while the expense of widening Thirteenth street will amount to less than $60,000. FOLLIES TO BAN BOBS. Ziegfeld's Producer Tells Dancing Masters Bobbed Hair Is Going. CHICAGO, August 29.—Bobbed hair is going out of style—at least on the stage. The authority for this state ment is Ned Wayburn, who stages the Ziegfeld Follies. In his address before the American National Association of Masters of Dancing here yesterday, Mr. Wayburn declared that bobbed-haired girls are losing favor. “I am not going to use any more girls with bobbed hah - . The future musical comedies will not con sider a bobbed-hair, because she has no chance to dress her features. I prefer girls of the Ann Pennington type.” Chicago Assassins’ Bth Victim. CHICAGO, August 29.—-The eighth victim of assassins in six weeks in “Little Italy” on the North Side, was shot to death on the stairs leading to his home today. He was Frank Marotta, 30. Marotta was not entirely unprepared for a deadly encounter— three loaded revolvers and additional ammunition were found in his cloth ing. But tho slayers had shot him before he had a chance to use his weapons. Governor’s Danghter Weds. By the Associated Preaa. HONOLULU. T. H.„ August 29. Miss Frances Farrington, daughter of Gov. and Mrs. John R. Farrington, was married yesterday to John R. Wltteraore, jr„ of Santa Barbara, Calif., at the official residence of the governor. WHEELER RENEWS DAUGHERTY FIGHT Senator Ridicules Affidavit Made by George Remus, Bootleg King, in Prison. Senator Wheeler of Montana, prose cutor of the Daugherty committee and La Follette candidate for Vice President, today publicly renewed his war on “the Daugherty gang” In pub lic office. In a formal statement Mr. Wheeler dealt at length with an affidavit said to have been made in Atlanta Peni tentiary by George Remus, once the Ohio bootleg king, repudiating the sensational testimony he gave last Spring before the Daugherty com mittee. "Testimony before the investiga tion.” the Senator's statement con tinued, “disclosed that the present warden of Atlanta Penitentiary is a close friend and political associate of Harry M. Daugherty. The incident makes it clear that President Goolidge still has some house cleaning to do, because some remnants of the Daugh erty gang are still in office under the Federal Government” Repudiates Testimony. According to information reaching Senator Wheeler and other members of the Daugherty committee, the new Remus affidavit directly repudiated Remus’ testimony that he had paid about 1350,000 to the late Jess Smith, Mr. Daugherty’s companion, for pro tection from prosecution. On the con trary, Remus said in the affidavit he had never met Jess Smith or com municated with him directly or in directly. Testimony to the contrary, it is added, was given before the com mittee in the belief that it would aid him to secure his release from prison. Senator Wheeler's statement de scribed in some detail the circum stances under which Remus’ origi nal testimony was adduced. Got Anonymous Menage*. "The committee,” he said, “got sev eral anonymous telegrams, which in my judgment Remus himself sent during its hearings, demanding that he be called as a witness, and sug gesting that he had valuable infor mation. We sent an agent down to see him. He volunteered to come. That any promise* were made to him of any kind is absolutely untrue, and, of course, the assertion that either Chairman Brookhart or myself had any Influence that would enable us to offer pardon, considering our attitude toward the executive branch of the Government, is and was highly amuslng.” 'Tte Senator added that before Remus had left the witness stand information reached the committee which led it to proceed very cautiously in its further relations with the witness, who shortly afterward was returned to prison. In another statement today Senator Wheeler reiterated that he was ready to go to trial at any time fixed by the prosecution on indictment pending in Montana charging improper legal activities after his election to the Senate. "I have instructed my attorneys not to ask for a continuance.” he said. “1 have repeatedly asked that the case be set for trial. I wanted it disposed of before the campaign started. 1 could get no satisfaction from the Attorney General's office in Wash ington nor from Mr. Slattery, Cnited States attorney In Montana. It was only after I consented to run on the Progressive ticket for Vice President that It was even intimated when the case would be set for trial. I am ready to go to trial on the misdemeanor charge in Montana now or at any other time—knowing as I do that there is no truth in the charge.” Senator la Follette Is being urged by some of his advisers to follow Senator Wheeler into New England for at least one campaign speech. Mr. Wheeler will begin a stumping tour Labor day with an address on Boston common. In quick succession he will deliver speeches in at least a dozen other New England cities be fore Invading New York and probably other eastern states. Senator La Follette also will speak Labor day, but not to a visible au dience, arrangements having been made to have a dozen radio stations broadcast his address. Still of the opinion that he should not launch his active campaign before mid- September. he expects to get under way with a curtain raiser in New York city. Gilbert E. Roe, In charge of eastern campaign headquarters, who is here conferring with Mr. La Follette, is one of those advising him to make a personal appeal for support in New England after his New York speech. He says there Is a favorable trend in New England to the La Follette- Whecler ticket, and is recommending that every effort be made to round-up votes there. DENIEymmCS IN WHEELER TRIAL XT. S. Attorney Hits Nelson’s Charge G. 0. P. Is Pushing Department of Justice. By the Associated Press. GREAT FALLS. Mont., August 2!». United States Attorney John J. Slat ter yesterday issued the following, answering statements by John M. Nelson of Chicago, La Follette and Wheeler manager, last night con cerning the Wheeler trial set for hearing at this place: "I observe the press dispatch of yesterday, in which Representative John M. Nelson, National manager of the La Follette-Wheeler cam paign. says that my action in ar raigning Senator Wheeler on Sep tember 1 is a clear indication that the Department of Justice is to be used as an adjunct of the Repub lican national committee in thi* campaign and that the Republican party now seeks to prevent Senator Wheeler from carrying the facts de veloped in the Daugherty investiga tion to the people of the country by bringing him to trial in the midst of this campaign. “There is absolutely no foundation for Mr. Nelson's statement. In the first place there can be no aspect of Senator Wheeler’s arraignment which would require his personal presence here on the Ist of September. At the arraignment his counsel may move to quash the indictment or demur to it before even entering the contemplated plea of not guilty. Is sues of law raised by a motion to quash or demur must first be dis posed of before the case is set down for trial. "Politics has in no way entered Into this case from the Government’s side. Since Senator Wheeler’s manager claims that the case is to be brought to trial in the midst of the present campaign for political purposes. 1 will now state with a view of making it clear that politics has not entered into the case at all so far as the Gov ernment is concerned, that I am per fectly willing that both the arraign ment and the trial of Senator Wheeler shall go over until the next term of court her* which will not be until after the November election has passed Into history,* 1 GARVEY ASKS REFUSAL OF LIBERIAN GRANT Negro Society Head Will Request Firestone to Reject Big Rub ber Concession. By the Awociifed Pres*. NEW YORK. August 29—The Uni versal Negro Improvement Associa tion will ask the Firestone Rubber Company not to accept a 1,000,000- acre cencession in Liberia which the association asserts had already been granted to it for a colony, Marcus Garvey, president of the association, told its members at a convention yes terday. The statement, which follow ed a protracted argument, was in response to a news dispatch from Washington telling of reported oppo sition by the Liberian government to the colonization project. Garvey added that he thought French and British official pressure had led the Liberian government to retract its grants, asserting that France and Great Britain did not want a negro colony near their man dated African territories. BRITAIN MAY OFFER PLAN TO CURB WAR League of Nations Expects Proposal From MacDonald. Subject to Front. By the Associated ires*. GENEVA, August 29.—Having de livered a fatal blow to the famous pact of mutual assistance and guar antees, elaborated by the disarma ment section of the League, of Na tions, the British Government, it is expected, will come to Geneva for the fifth assembly of the league of Na tions with some practical suggestions which can serve as a substitute for the pact. While nothing official has reached the secretariat of the league, the impression prevails that Premier MacDonald may favor on the floor of the assembly an extension of the policy of arbitration as the most feasible, and most effective means of preventing war. Some experts here say they would not be surprised if Mr. MacDonald favored a tripartite arbitration ar rangement among England, Germany and France as a practical proof of England's desire for peace, or if he came forth with an announcement that England now is ready to accept the proeotol clause of the World Court of Justice concerning compul sory arbitration of disputes. Great Debate Expected. Whatever England may do. it is be lieved certain that this assembly wfll witness a great debate on the whole problem of disarmament. News dis patches from the United States re affirming President Coolidge's inten tion to convoke a new conference on limitation of armaments at some fa vorable moment stimulated interest in international circles in the great question of the reduction of land and naval forces. For France and Bel gium particularly, this problem is linked with that of national security. Closely connected with the general disarmament discussion is the prob lem of the military control of Ger many, which, it is thought, may be taken over by the League of Nations when the allied powers are satisfied that the interallied military control can be brought to an end. A com plete system of league of Nations control will have been mapped out by the time the assembly opens, and will figure as one of the features of the agenda both for the counsel, opening today, and for the assembly. France and Belgium especially are expected to come forth with some suggestions concerning this problem of league control. The assembly will open Monday in Reformation Hall. On Sunday serv ices will be held, in accordance with custom, asking Divine blessing on the work of the assembly. Mntta Likely President. League officials are of the opinion 1 that Dr. Giuseppe Motta, former ! President of Switzerland. probably I will be elected president of the as sembly. Dr. Motta failed of election las' year when Dr. Cosme de la Tor riente of Cuba was named. But this year various delegations have shown a desire to pay a tribute to Switzer land’s hospitality and Dr. Motta’s fitness. American countries, it is be lieved, are unlikely to press a new candidate, as they have twice held the presidency. The arrival of Thomas Lament. New York financier, is heralded by the newspapers as highly important. Mr. Lament, however, said he was taking a rest, although he might at tend a session of the assembly out of curiosity. ARCHEOLOGICAL FINDS ATTRACT SCIENTISTS Skeletons Discovered in France Believed to Date Back to Prehistoric Age. By the Associated Press. MACON, France. August 29. Im portant archeological finds have been made at Solutre-Pouilly by French and American scientists, in cluding Prof. George Grant McCurdy of Yale and Drs. De Peret. Mayet and Ancelin of the University of Lyons. Up to the present there have been unearthed five skeletons which some of the scientists believe date far back into pre-historic times. Some of the searchers, however, believe the skele tons are of the bronze age, basing their assumption on a bronze ring found with the bones. The digging is continuing and the news of the discoveries has brought a large number of scientists to the spot to watch the work. FOUR DEAD IN EXPLOSION. DES MOINES, lowa. August 29. Deaths resulting from an explosion of an ammonia tank which yesterday wrecked a grocery store, increased to four this morning. Os the 23 per sons Injured, one is not expected to live. Swat the Fly For assistance in the campaign against the fly The Star has for distribution a quan tity of wire-handle fly swatters. Ask for One at the STAR OFFICE or Any of Its Branch Offices CAVERLY STUDYING 2.WAHCORD Goes in Seclusion to Ponder Evidence Against Loeb and Leopold. GIVES VERDICT SEPT. 10 Cost of Hearing Is Put in Excess of s3oo.ooo—State Ex pense, $58,000. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, August 29.—tn the re tirement he will maintain the next 12 days, Jndgc John R. C’avcrly today began consideration of the, sentence he will impose September 10 on Nathan Leopold, jr., and Richard Loeb. confessed kidnapcrs-slayers of Robert Franks. He had before him the nearly 2 900- page record of the 32 days of testi mony and argument in the judicial hearing which dosed yesterday, in which the State demanded the gallon* and the defense pleaded for imprison ment. offering a theory of mental sickness in mitigation. ,n a private home within 100 miles of Chicago, the jurist, occupying: a dual role of judge and jury, will weigh the evidence and prepare a written opinion, explaining the rea sons for the sentence he will pro nounce. Before he abandoned the bench Judge Caverly had arranged to admit only the defendants, their relatives and counsel, the State's attorneys and newspaper men to his courtroom when he fixes the fate of the youths. Extra guards of policemen and depu ties will exclude all others. WUI Prevent Demonstration. The precautions were taken, he said, not because of threatening let ters he has received and which h« attributed to cranks, but to prevent any demonstration. He has requested other judges in the Criminal Courts Building to delay convening their courts until after the judgment has been passed. In the closing moments of the hear ing yesterday Judge Caverly ordered stricken from the record the remarks made by Robert E. Crowe, State s attorney, at the close of his final summing up argument, and also took to task those who criticized the court and "delays of justice.” The prosecutor’s remarks dealt with an alleged statement by T>>o pold in which the slayer expressed the hope of escaping the noose "by pleading guilty before a frie*idly judge.” Mr. Crowe declared that the conduct of the defendants and their attorneys indicated that "if Leopold did not say he would plead guilty before a friendly judge, his actions have demonstrated he thinks he has one ” Judge Caverly called the prosecu tor's words "a cowardly and dastard ly assault upon the integrity of this court” and said they “could be used for no other purpose than to incite a mob and try to intimidate this court.” Mr. Crowe denied he had any such intention. Cane Cost JLtoft.OOO. Relative to criticism of “delays of justice.” Judge Caverly pointed out that the defendants were arrested 10 days after the murder. indicted promptly and brought to trial within six weeks. He called the case “one of the speediest trials of a criminal case ever heard in Cook County in which the State, has asked the death penalty.” He commended the careful preparation of the State and the pol icy of the defense in not seeking de lay. An estimate of the cost of the hearing made at its conclusion placed it at more than $350,000. Tbe State, incurred about J 55.040. while the de fense will expend about $300,000. it was calculated. Most of the defense costs are fees of alienists and attor neys. the latter to be fixed by the Chicago Bar Association. STORMY WEATHER DETAINS FLYERS (Continued from First Page ) graphical aspect of Hamlet Inlet may appear to the novitiate in these parts, Lieut. Smith and his wayfarers prob ably will think it is the most beautiful place they have ever seen. It will virtually mark the end of their hazardous journey. From here to Nova Scotia, then to Boston and on to Sand Point, via Washington, will seem like easy sailing compared to what they have been through and the final test that awaits them. Completes Circle of Globe. Although the world will be about willing to concede that the Americans have circumnavigated the globe by air when they land at Hamlet Inlet, the flyers themselves are unwilling to accept the honor of having buckeled the air belt until they have set the wheels of their planes down on Sand Point Field. Seattle, where they first hopped off on March 17. They do not want to leave any room for doubt about the honors that are to be America's. This last bridge of ships that re mains for them to cross is some thing like 572 miles in length. Every hundred miles of the passage they will be able to check their com pass bearings by an American naval vessel anchored in the sea below. There will be the New' York, the de stroyers Coghlan, McFarland, Charles, Ausburne and lawrence, and the cruiser Richmond, which is now per haps the best known ship in the United States Navy. ASSERTS DRY CHIEF PAID RAID EXPENSE (Continued from First Page.) called upon to show cause as to why removal warrants 'should be issued. The fight in all successive phases is now expected to take up at least a month. BAKCSY NOT ON PAY ROLL. Prohibition Unit Replies to Tes timony at Trial. At the prohibition unit it was em phatically declared by Assistant Pro hibition Commissioner Jones that Capi. Bakcsy was never on the payroll of that unit, nor received any money from its disbursing officer. The prohibition unit, however, Mr. Jones said, did transfer a "small sum of money" from its appropriation to the special intelli gence unit of the Treasury, to be used by it in investigation of the Florida conspiracy. Mr. Jones would not know, he said, whether the special intelligence unit had paid any of that money to Bakcsy. Bank Bandits Attack House. FARGO, N. Dak., August 29. —Bandits raided the Farmers' State Bank of Wolford last night, sent a fusillade of bullets upon the apartment of R. H. Hopkins, two doors from the bank, obtained only a small loot and escaped. No one was injured. The cause of the attack on tbe apartment wag. not stated.