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Sentencing of Former Petro
grad Military Governor
Dramatic Incident.
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
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
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
Those sentenced to death included
Col. OrlotT, Col. N'azaroff. Col. Kas
linin and a number of Cossack offi
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.
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.
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
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licked.” And Washington wouldn’t be
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.
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
Workers on Their Toes as
Decided Trend to Coolidge
Is Believed indicated.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 ' - .. '
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.
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
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
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
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,-
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,
fßegular Army
(b) I prefer to serve for that day in 4 National Guard
I Organized Reserves,
(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
Court Asked to Allow $6,000,000
Payment Fending Suit Over
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. •
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
"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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Swat the Fly
For assistance in the
campaign against the
fly The Star has for
distribution a quan
tity of wire-handle fly
Ask for One at the
or Any of Its
Branch Offices
Goes in Seclusion to Ponder
Evidence Against Loeb
and Leopold.
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
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
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.
(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.
(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.
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
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.

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