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Star’s Advice to Motorists
and Pedestrians Heeded in
Downtown Section.
Some improvement in the movement
of traffic at downtown intersections
has resulted from The Star's effort
to impress upon motorists and pedes
trians what they should do when the
officers blow their whistles before
turning the semaphores. Inspector
Albert J. Headley, chief of the traffic
bureau, said today.
The inspector declared that the pub
licity which has been given to the
system of leaving an interval of time
elapse between the blast of the
whistle and the change of direction
in traffic has proved helpful.
Mew Truffle Megan Posted.
A new traffic slogan has been post
ed on the small sign boards tbroug
out the city, which should prove of
added asistanee in the present cam
paign. It urges all who use the
streets to play fair by awaiting their
It has been emphasized during the
past two weeks that the full co
operation of the traffic officer, the
motorist and the pod- slrian. is essen
tial to the successful operation of the
warning and Interval system
The officer's part Is to blow the
whistle and wait for a reasonable
number of seconds before changing
the direction of traffic.
If the motorists is back ot the
building line when the whistle blows
be should stop and if he has started
across the intersection he should pro
Duty of Pedestrian*.
When the whistle Is sounded the
pedestrians who are still on the side
walk should wait and those who have
started across should go on to the
opposite curb as quickly as possible.
The whole purpose of the interval
between the whistle and the changing
of the sign is to enable the pedes
trians and drivers who are in the
middle of the intersection lo get out
of the crossing before the traffic that
has been at a standstill on the other
street moves.
When the interval of time is not
left or when the motorists and pedes
trians do not do their part at the
sound of the whistle the two streams
of traffic come together in the center
of the intersection and a dodging con
test results.
Democrats Claim 1,000 More
for Davis Than Were
Recorded for Coolidge.
About 1.000 more votes went out of
the District of Columbia by mail for
John W. Davis than for Calvin Cool
idge, according to statistics an
nounced today by the local Demo
cratic and Republican headquarters.
Conrad H. Syme, president of the Da
vls-Bryan Democratic Association, de
clared 22,000 votes were mailed from
the Investment Building. While ad
mitting their figures were not official
and explaining that there is no pos
sible way of computing the actual
number of votes mailed out from
Washington, Samuel J. Prescott, in
charge of the local Republican cam
paign. and A. K. Chaffee, in charge of
the absentee voters' bureau, said more
than 21.000 ballots were prepared and
executed in the booths.
Chairman Knott’s Figures.
Indiana received 2,400 Democratic
absentee votes by mail. C. H. Knott,
chairman of the West Virginia branch
of the national committee, said today.
West Virginia was second on the list,
with 2,300. and Tennessee third, with
more than 2.000.
It was unofficially stated at Repub
lican headquarters that the honor of
the largest state vote will probably
go to Ohio or Indiana. In each of
these states It is expected the total
will run close to 3,000. It also was
said that official figures will be made
public at the headquarters late to
morrow or Wednesday morning. More
than 45,000 persons have applied at
the headquarters to obtain Informa
tion regarding the absentee registra
tion and voting by mail.
Thank* to Democratic Worker*.
Mr. Syme in a statement, addressed
to officers of the various Democratic
organizations in the District last
night, thanked the District Democrats
for their co-operation in presenting
a united front in the present cam
paign atid making it possible to assist
13 times as many Democratic voters
as in any previous campaign.
Both headquarters have made pro
vision to receive the election returns
tomorrow night by radio and tele
Henpcal, Beaten in Cuban Elec
tion, Hakes Charges
in Statement.
Jtr the Associated Press.
HAVANA, Cuba, November 3.
Charges that Saturday's election In
which, according to virtually com
plete figures compiled by the govern
ment, he was defeated for President
by Gen Gerardo Machado. Liberal, was
illegal because of frauds wore made
in a 'signed statement made public
today by former President Mario G.
Menocal, Conservative.
The statement also signed by Do
mingo Mendez Capote. Conservative
candidate for vice president, declared.
“The party to which we belong will
establish legal appeals which it may
deem opportune” and declared that
the statement was a "solemn and
grave declaration to the country to
decline our responsibility for the
Gen. Menocal declined to see callers
to elaborate upon the manifesto, but
said he might do so later.
Typewriters in Orchestra.
In order to get the proper effect of
the various sounds when shrapnel
breaks and scatters-and otherwise
war Is being carried on, a. French sol
dier, who has composed a new sym
phony, entitled ”At the Front,” has
called for the use of 20 typewriters
In the orchestra alongside the
musical Instruments.
Oov. Proctor of Vermont has sus
pended the deer hunting season in
definitely, except in Grant Isle Coun
ty, because of the dry conditions pre
vailing in the forests.
New Federation Head~j
Jesse C. Suter, Newly Elect
ed. Hones Body Will Con
tinue Past Policies.
Hope was expressed today by Jesse
O. Suter. newly elected president of
the Federation of Citizens' Associa
tions, that the organization, under
his administration, would continue to
support its previous action on mat
ters vital to the welfare of the Dis
trict government.
The most important of these Mr.
Suter described as the long-sought
franchise for the District. Mr. Suter
pointed out that the federation has
long been on record in favor of a
constitutional amendment giving the
District national representation.
Among the other matters which.
Mr. Suter hopes the federation will
continue to support are a school
bettt rment program which will give
adequate accommodations to all
public school children. improved
street lighting conditions, and the
plan for solving the fiscal relations
between the Federal and District
•‘The federation.” said Mr. Suter,
”is sure to be found on the Job on
all matters pertaining to the District
of Columbia.”
While Mr. Suter voiced the hope
that the federation would continue to
support its former platform, which
included the above mentioned planks,
he made it clear that as president of
the organization ho has not power
to map out a program of activities.
The federation, he added, is an in
dependent democratic body.
I.ong Active Here.
Mr. Suter has long been identified
with affairs concerning the welfare
of the District. He was born here
October 28. 1872, the son of George
J. and Mary Elizabeth Davis Suter,
and was graduated from Washington
High School, the old Central, in 1891.
He served for a number of years with
two prominent department stores and
then became a pioneer in the automo
bile business, handling mostly steam
propelled vehicles.
He was one of the founders of the
Society of Natives, of which he is
president; was a delegate to the
Federation of Citizens' Associations
for a number of years. He has served
as secretary-treasurer of the National
Retail Coal Merchants' Association
and secretary of the Anti-Saloon
League of the District of Columbia.
During the war he was with the
United States Fuel Administration,
being in charge of coal distribution
in the District and nearby Maryland,
in addition to being assistant Federal
fuel administrator for Maryland.
He is a member of the Takoma
Park Citizens' Association and a past
president of that organization; the
Petworth Citizens' Association, the
membership being honorary; of All
Souls' Unitarian Church. Interna
tional Order of Good Templars, of
which he is past grand councilor,
past grand secretary, past grand
marshal of the District of Columbia
Grand Lodge; Independent Order of
Foresters, of which he is past chief
ranger of Court Potomac, and Joppa
Lodge, No. 35, F. A. A. M. He is
married and has three children.
Sullivan Cites Figures as
Proof of New Garb
for Policemen.
Arrests for speeding have decreased
since August, when the system was
adopted of putting a certain number of
motor cycle officers in civilian clothes
during the daytime, according to fig
ures made public today by Maj. Sul
livan. The report is summarized as
August—Arrests by officers in
civilian garb, 685; by officers in uni
form, 520. Total, 1,206.
September—By men in civilian
clothes, 389; by men In uniform, 390.
Total. 779.
October (to the 24th only)—By men
in civilian clothes, 415; by men in
uniform, 361. Total, 776.
“The figures speak for themselves.”
Maj. Sullivan replied, when asked
what he thought they indicated. The
police chief added that he was con
vinced the use of some motor cycle
officers in plain clothes would reduce
the amount of speeding. The major
said he wanted to emphasize that the
motor cycle officers are never sent
out after dark in civilian clothes,
when they might be mistaken for
hold-up men.
“We are after the reckless driver
who endangers not only the pedes
trian, but the other motorists who
obey the regulations.” the major con
tinued. "The motorist who follows
the traffic rules has nothing to fear.”
Maj. Sullivan's report also showed
a marked reduction in traffic deaths
on the streets during October as
compared with September. In Septem
ber there were 11 killed by accidents,
against only 4 in October. The new
month ot November, however,
Started rather inauspidously with
2 deaths in three daya.
Millions Paid to Hunt.
During one season, sportsmen In the
United -States pay on an average
about $5,000,000,000 for hunting per
mits and lieenses ot all kinds. This
money Is used by the various States
to establish game preserves, pay for
wardens and generally to reduce tax
ation. |
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Walsh and Untermyer Say La
Follette Estimate Far Un
der Real Figure.
By the .Associated Press.
NEW YORK. November 3. —It is
“reasonably certain that Senator La
Follolte's first estimate of the four or
five millions being spent by the Re
publicans was an understatement and
that the slush fund will be closer to
fifteen millions," Samuel Untermyer
and Senator Frank I’. Walsh, special
counsel appearing for the Borah com
mittee Investigating campaign funds,
declared in a statement.
"The Republican party has so much
money and the other parties have had
so little that all sorts of wild asser
tions. put out through vast publicity
bureaus maintained by the Republican
party, have had to go unanswered,"
according to the statement. "Chief
ajnong them is the statement that no
‘slush fund’ has thus far been devel
oped in this inquiry. We maintain
that this is not true and that while
details are lacking and cannot be
completely supplied before the elec
tion. the outstanding facts demon
strate a vast undisclosed fund.”
Nearly #4,000,000 Ixed.
Other important facts which the
statement says have been revealed by
the Borah committee are:
"That upward of $4,000,090 of re
ceipts and disbursements have al
ready gone into and out of the offi
cial books or the Republican national
committee. • • *
"That less than 600 men, with indi
vidual subscriptions of SI,OOO and
over, have contributed upward of 75
Per cent of this fund and that most
of this money has been literally
'poured' into the doubtful States. • * *
"That there is no account as yet of
the moneys raised in the States that
have been used in the national cam
paign. to be hereafter accounted for
and not turned over to the national com
mittee. « • »
"That the sums expended in the sen
atorial and congressional campaigns,
through separate committees in the
various States, are not included or
accounted for except to the extent to
which the national committee has al
ready contributed to these funds.
Sea Fault* In Fan.
"That the present ‘corrupt practices
act' actually permits men of wealth
* * * to get together and cither
singly or in concert to send money
without limit into a given doubtful
State without disclosing their contri
butions and without accounting to any
one for them.
“That the financing of the campaign
was conducted under the skillful
guiding hand of J. P. Morgan & Co.
through Mr. Dwight Morrow, its
ablest and most resourceful member.
“That still further vast sums ...
were expended by separate groups of
industries and by individuals in full
page and half-page newspaper ad
vertisements all over the country,
and that there has been no account
ing concerning these expenditures.
* m «
“That the collector of internal reve
nue of the great New York district,
who has control of the granting of
liquor permits, has through his vari
ous deputies been buying and col
lecting assessments from these per
mittees. * * *
“That the Republican campaign com
mittee has been engaged in buying
the support of German-American and
negro newspapers under cover of
subsidizing and distributing papers
and offering lucrative advertising in
return for editorial support. * • •"
Auto Runs Headlong Into His
Car In Nebraska —Girl
Student Hurt.
By the Associated Press.
FAIRMONT. Nebr.. November 3.
Gov. Bryan, Democratic candidate for
Vice President, narrowly escaped
serious Injury near here last night
when an automobile ran headlong
into his car at a turn In the road
between here and Sutton, Nebr.
Gov. Bryan was en route to Hast
ings to spend the night, when, about
a mile outside of Fairmont, an auto
mobile containing four young people
of Fairmont negotiated a left-hand
turn in the road at the left-hand side.
Milton Gates of University Place.
Nebr., who was driving the car the
governor was in, had come within
15 feet of the turn of tho right-hand
side of the road when, seeing the ap
proaching car coming directly in his
path, came to a complete stop and
released the brakes to absorb the
Governor Not Injured.
The governor. Gates and an Asso
ciated Press reporter were thrown
forward, but not hurt. Glass flew In
all directions and the other car was
badly damaged, one front wheel be
ing knocked off.
Miss Mabel Patton of Fairmont was
cut about the, face and hands and
suffered a sprained ankle. Miss Belma
Baker, Milton Stewart and Charles
Fisher were the others in the car.
Fisher, the driver, signed an affidavit
for Gates that he was driving on the
wrong side of the road. No charges
will be brought against him. Gov.
Bryan, after seeing the injured girl
•was under a doctor's care, proceeded
rn his journey.
i—- . .
Mr. Coolidge Writes His Congrat
ulations to Elderly Massa
chusetts Citizen.
By the Associated Press.
ber 3.—Mrs. Emily W. Parker, who
was 98 years old on September 14
last. Is in receipt of the following
letter from President Coolidge:
“White House. October 31, 1924.
“My dear Mrs. Parker:
“One of my friends In West Boyl
ston has been good, enough to send
me a newspaper clipping, telling the
story of your registration and of
your life Interest in public affairs.
I am writing to congratulate you on
your being able at your advanced
age to continue your activities, and
to express the hope that you may
have many more years of continued
Mrs. Parker will be taken to. the
polls tomorrow, as she is anxious to
cast her vote for President Coolidge.
Mussolini to Assemble Deputies.
ROME, November 3.—Premier Mus
solini has decided to have the Cham
ber of Deputies reassemble November
11. It will then take up discussion
of the budget.
Visitors From Far North Seeing First Paved Streets ,
Autos , Railroads , Airplanes and
When Koxie announced “Here we
are" to his Sunday evening radio
audience last night there was one
listener-in. In Washington, who re
fused to believe bis statement. This
radio fan was so incredulous that Mr.
Rothafel really knew what be was
talking about that he took off the
head phones, looked at them care-,
fully, and only became finally con
vinced that Roxie and his gang were j
there after much examination and ex- |
pla nation.
Then, his eyes widening in wonder,
he gave vent to his tremendous sur
prise with a hearty “My! My!"
Mr. Meetek of Greenland's icy
mountains, was informing his host,
Watson Davis, of Science Service, and
his escort, Knud Rassmussen, the
noted Danish explorer, that the radio
is quite a handy thing to have around ;
the igloo.
Surprise to Explorer.
Mr. Meetek and his cousin. Mrs. |
Arnalungauk, were not the only per- |
sons to listen to a radio flor the first
time in their lives last night at the I
home of Mr. Davis, for Explorer Rass
mussen himself admitted today that it
was his first experience, so far as
broadcasting music was concerned.
Having been mushing on a dog sled
team for the past three years over
20.000 miles of Eskimo country, much
of it never before traversed by a ’
white man, Mr. Rassmussen has not
had much of an opportunity to fool
with a cat's whisker.
Rassmussen and his two Eskimo
friends arrived in Washington yes
terday, en route to Denmark, where
the explorer will report to the King
that he has found the original borne
of the Eskimo and will turn over lo i
the Danish national museum the larg
est collection of Eskimo parapher
nalia ever assembled by one man.
la>o Hansen, official photographer of 1
the expedition, came to Washington ’
with the explorer.
It has been just one surprise after ’
another for Meetek and Mrs. Arna- j
lungauk since they landed in Seattle
some days ago. They came to Wash
ington on the first railroad train they
ever had seen and all along the way
they have been "seeing things.”
See First Airplane.
Yesterday they saw for the first
time the white man's manufactured
TOG. (LOT, 4311
Report of Campaign Funds
for Oct. 21-26 Given to I
Senate Probers.
Contributions of $421,481 and ex
penditures of $539,280 during the five
days from October 21 to October 25
were reported today to the Senate
campaign fund investigating com- j
mittee by the Republican national |
committee. ■
This brought the total contribu
tions to October 25 to $3,251,369. But !
William V. Hodges, the national!
treasurer, has testified that the total j
receipts to and including October 31 |
was $3,742,000.
Other* Make Reports,
Up to October 25 the Democratic
national committee reported contri
butions of $552,368, while the I„a Fol
lette-Wheeler organization reported
receipts of $171,812. John M. Nelson,
the I.a Follette field marshal, has
testified to receipts of $245,000 up to
October in.
Contributors listed in the five-day
period do October 25, included W. H.
Woodln, New York city, $25,000; H. E. I
Huntington. New York city, $10,000; !
E. T. Bedford. Columbus, ind., $lO.-
000; Andrew Fletcher, New York, $lO,-
000; the Republican committee of
Toledo, Ohio, $10,000; contributors in
Massachusetts, $25,000; $100,500 was
advanced to Republican organizations I
in Illinois, including the Cook County I
committee, and $50,000 was advanced j
to tho New York State committee. (
Republican headquarters at Chicago, I
received in contributions, $198,940.25.
and disbursed $314,479.12, while the
New York office received $222,541,11,
and spent $224,801.79.
J. J. Thomas, the Democratic and
Progressive candidate for Senator in
Nebraska, sent to the Secretary of
the Senate a statement of campaign
expenditures which was not accepted
because It was not sworn 10. It ex
plained that no report had previously
been submitted for either the pri
mary or regular election period, ow
ing to unfamiliarity with the law on
the subject. Only figures attached
showed expenditures of $565, but did
not explain them in detail.
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, November 3. —The expec
tation in well informed quarters is
that the Labor government will re
sign tomorrow and that the King, in
accordance with custom, will call
upon Stanley Baldwin, as leader of
the victorious Conservative party, to
form a new ministry.
Mr. Baldwin will probably announce
his chief appointments before the end
of the week and attend the lord
mayor’s banquet on Saturday as
premier, with his leading colleagues.
Political writers agree that Lord
Curzon will not head the foreign of
fice again. The Daily Express says
strong Influences are working to se
cure the inclusion in the ministry of
either Lady Astor or the Duchess of
Atholl, following the precedent set by
the Laborites in naming Miss Mar
garet Bondfield as parliamentary sec
retary of labor.
Sale of Auto Tags
Will Be Expedited
By ISew Methods
The sale of automobile tags for
1925, which begins December 1,
xyill be expedited this year as the
result of a new system just adopt
Wade H. Coombs, superintendent,
has made out application blanks
for all existing car owners, and it
the motorist Is to have the same
car next year, he will not have to
wait to fill out a blank when Ho
calls to buy his new tags. Per
sons who will have different cars
next year will have to fill out a
Under the terms of tho gasoline
tax reciprocity law. all tags for
gasoline propelled automobiles will
be sold for next year on the flat
rate of |l. Under the old law,
tags cost $3, $5, or $lO. according
to horsepower.
sea gull, an airplane soaring over the
city. But the mysterious bird of the
skies did not give them any more of
a shock than such extraordinary
things all around them as paved
streets and concrete sidewalks, speed
ing- automobiles, tail buildings and
Unable to get away from an Es
kimo’s idea of existence, the first re
mark made by Meetek when he
glimpsed the Washington Monument
yesterday was to this effect: “Every
thing manufactured. That must be
the white man's artificial mountain
from . which he may look out for
game for his supper.”
Puzzled Over Food.
Rassmussen explained to a Star re
porter today that his wards cannot
get over the fact that no one on the
streets carries a spear or a gun or
something like that to get food with.
They are puzzled very much about
the food question, and have an idea
that the restaurants, groceries and
other places where food is sold have
hunters scouring Ilock Creek Park
for deer and fishermen watching
along the Potomac for walrus.
Meetek and his cousin were dressed
in true American style. Meetek af
fected a snappy gray suit and soft
hat and puffed nonchalantly on a
cigarette as he wailed outside the
I.a Fayette Hotel this morning for
the explorer to finish his interview.
From his collar to his shoes Meetek
was carefully outfitted. His cousin
was similarly up-to-date in her
clothes, wearing a dress that any
American flapper would have been
proud to own. And many a flapper
would have given her bobbed locks
for that deerskin coat that Mrs.
Arnalungauk wore. The woman is
a widow.
The two Eskimos are members of
a tribe about 300 strong on the, north
west coast of Greenland. It was from
this tribe that Peary selected the Es
kimos that accompanied him on his
Polar expedition. The pair will go
with Uassmusscn to Denmark and
then return to their own people on
a Danish schooner.
Explorer Rassmussen and his Es
kimo friends were guests at a lunch
eon at the Cosmos Club this after
noon, at which leading scientists of
Government and private institutions
here were present.
Succumbs to Illness
p.ii.ll —. .1 ■ ■■■
Widow of Samuel P. Brown, Pio
neer in Mount Pleasant, Was
Native of Maine.
Mrs. Harriet E. Brown. 91 years old.
widow of Samuel Peters Brown, died
at her residence in the Cordova
Apartments, Twentieth street and
Florida avenue, yesterday. Death
was due to a stroke of paralysis. Mrs.
Brown had also suffered a stroke 18
years ago.
Mrs. Brown was born in Blue Hill.
Me., February 13, 1533. She was a
Miss Grendle. Mr. Brown also was
a native of Maine. Her husband was
for many years prominent in this
city. He was the founder of Mount
Pleasant in Northwest Washington.
For a quarter of a century Mr.
Brown's name was identified with
practically every important move
ment in this city. He first came here
as a naval pay agent, during Presi
dent Lincoln's administration. He
was a close personal friend of Vice
President Hannibal Hamlin. When
the territorial form of government
was established here in 1871, Mr.
Brown was made a member of the
Board of Public Works.
Mrs. Brown had long been a mem
ber of All Souls’ Unitarian Church.
She was a charter organizer of the
Foundling Home. Mrs. Brown was a
direct descendant of Bishop Grendle,
who was Queen Elizabeth's spiritual
Mrs. Brown is survived by two
sons, Chapin Brown and George
Crandle Brown, and five daughters,
Mrs. Julia M. Mattingly, Mrs. Char
lotte M. Conger, Miss Minnie G.
Brown, Miss Blanche B. Brown and
Mrs. Charles McDermott. Mrs.
Brown was also the mother of the
late Maj. Philip S. Brown, U. S. M. C.
Funeral services will be conducted
in All Souls’ Unitarian Church to
morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev.
Dr. Ulysses G. B. Fierce, pastor, will
officiate. Interment will be In Ar
lington Cemetery.
Labor Secretary
Predicts Great
Coolidge Victory
President Coolidge will be elect
ed with a clear majority in the
electoral college and a tremendous
popular vote, Secretary of Labor
Davis declared after a half hour’s
conference with the President to
"Coolidge will win.’V Mr. Davis
said. “I have been in a dozen
States in the East, the Central
West and the South during the last
six weeks, and everywhere I have
found the people showing a real
appreciation of his strength as a
President and as a candidate. They
are for him because he has made a
clean, straightforward campaign,
and has met every issue without
straddling or evasion. All of the
American people will feel safe
with President Coolidge In the
White House for four years more.
He will have a clear majority in
the electoral college and a tremen
dous popular .vote.
“With the election of Coolidge
assured the people should make it
a point to elect a Congress that
will work with him and support
him In carrying out his policies
and his legislative program.”
Colorful Career Starting With
Gold Rush to California
in ’49 Comes to End.
By the Associated Press.
LOS ANGELES, November 3.
Cornelius Cole, former United States
senator, 102 years and 2 months of
age. died at his residence here today.
The direct cause of death, physi
cians announced, was incipient pneu
monia. old age and a touch of heart
disease. He had been in frail health
for several months, so much so that
celebration of his last birthday was
limited to members of the family at
his residence.
Ex-Sonator Cole was a survivor of
the most striking and picturesque
period in the history of California —
the era of the placer miner, the Vigi
lantes, the pony express and the
transcontinental railway builders; of
momentous political and social con
troversies, startling crimes and sum
mary punishments.
Mr. Cole, who celebrated the 10<»th
anniversary of his birth September
17, 1922, arrived in California when
he was 27 years of age, and become
a member of the first gold-seeking,
party to reach the Sac re men to Valley
overland from the East in the rush of
1849. Every one of those hardy pi
oneers. who survived the perils of the
trail and trooped into the golden
West in the stirring days of - 49. had
just one object in view—the discovery
of pay dirt—-and Cornelius Cole was
no exception.
I*rlme Mover In O. O. I*.
But as time wore on and the cease
less hunt for gold came to be regard
ed in the light of a permanent insti
tution, there yet were some who call
ed up memories of the comfortable
civilization that had been left behind
in the distant East, and with these
memories came a desire for leaders.
Among the latter Cornelius Cole was
an exception.
He continued to mine for gold, as
did everyone else, but he also found
time to serve the new county of Sac
ramento in the capacity of district
attorney at a moment when the legally
consittuted authorities were taking
from the Vigilantes, the reins
of law and order. This guided
his steps along other political paths,
and he became the real leader in
the fight to keep California on the
list of free stales. He took a promi
nent part in organizing the Republi
can party of the Golden Stale, and
later served on the Republican na
tional committee as the first Cali
fornia representative.
As an indication of the range of his
political career and that of his wife,
who shared his early experiences, it
is sufficient to note that he was
chosen a delegate to the convention
which nominated Fremont for Presi
dent, and Mr. Cole was a member
of the delegation to the convention
that nominated Charles E. Hughes for
the same office more than half a
century" later. During the Civil War
Mr. Cole occupied a seat in the House
of Representatives, and in 1866 was
elected to the United States Senate
from California, serving until 1873.
Spoke 50 Tears I.ater
Nearly 50 years after Senator Cole
had closed his desk in the National
Capital and returned to the State of
his adoption, he appeared once again
in Washington and took his old place
in the legislative chambers, there to
receive the tribute of a new genera
tion that was imilding the affairs of
the Nation. He was a centenarian
then—or within a few months of the
100-year mark—and as he stood in
the Senate to speak, he saw none who
had been there in his day.
Despite his advanced years, Mr.
Cole insisted upon making the trip
East in the early Summer of 1922 to
receive the degree of doctor of laws
from Wesleyan College, his alma
mater, 75 years after his graduation.
He also visited Hobart College, which
he had attended in his youth. The
tour included a visit to New York,
which the pioneer had not seen for
more than 40 years. Hale and
hearty as a man of half his years, and
without a wrinkle on his face, the
aged visitor spent an active week in
the metropolis after meeting the
heavy demands made upon him in
Washington, where he had been wel
comed by President Harding and
many other high officials of the Gov
ernment, as well as the House and
Stndied Under Seward.
Mr. Cole was born at Ivodi. N. Y„
September 17, 1822. Completing his
academic work, he studied law in the
office of William 11. Seward, who later
became Secretary of State under Lin
coln. In 1849 he struck out for the far
West, and with three companions,
"panned" gold with varying success
until in famed Oregon Gulch they struck
a rick pocket, one day’s work on which
netted them |],849. They were
prompted to sell the claim for a song,
however, when a mining camp rumor
drifted in telling of better pickings
elsewhere, but all lived to see the
Oregon Gluch subsequently produce
millions of dollars worth of coarse
Years after this venture. Mr. Cole
was one of a group of men who met
in the law office of Collis P. Hunting
ton and Mark Hopkins, in Sacramento,
to organize the Central Pacific Rail
road Company. Later, as a member
of Congress, he brought about the
enactment of laws that made the
building of the transcontinental rail
way possible.
Defeated for Re-election.
When he was elected to the Senate,
however, he actively opposed a bill
granting Goat Island, in San Fran
cisco Bay, to the Central Pacific as a
terminal site, and thereby, he felt, in
curred the enmity of his former
friends and associates. To their op
position and that of the so-called
whisky ring and national banking in
terests, which he had antagonized, he
attributed his defeat for re-election.
Mr. Cole was married in 1853 to
Miss Colegrove, who shared her hus
band’s frieryiship for Abraham Lin
coln. Mrs. Cole died In 1920 at the
ago of 87.
When Mr. Cole celebrated his 100th
birthday, his estate in Los Angeles
was thrown open to the public for a
general reception. Surrounded by his
children, grandchildren, and great
grandchildren, and by nonogenerlan
friends of a lifetime, the former
Senator danced and frolicked the
whole day through as though he had
been a boy again.
Shooting Begins When Party Fails
to Becognize Officer at Night.
SPARTA, Tenn., November 3.—Ed
Gore, a deputy sheriff, is dead and
Thomas Carriok and Grover Cannon
are wounded as a result of a shooting
affray which took place last night In
Carrick Cove, soutaest of Sparta..
Carrlck, Cannon a’td H. C. Snod
grass, jr., were riding across the
mountain, when tile officer is said
to have stepped out [into the road and
commanded the parti/ to halt, and the
shooting began, neither party recog
nizing the other, it jts stated. .
Gore died at daylight. Carrick was
wounded in the km'? and Cannon in
the arm. No arresti have been made.
Noted Career Ends
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Rivers Overflow and Great
Sections of France and
Belgium Suffer.
By tho Associated Pres.,
PARIS, November 3.—Swollen by
incessant rains, the rivers of north
ern France and Belgium are threat
ening widespread destruction.
The Seine has risen over 6 feet in
the last two days. The Marne is al
ready overflowing. The Saone is ris
ing 2 inches hourly and the Doubs
even faster. In the Argonne, the
Meuse has turned miles of country
into a lake and the region of Kpinal
is under water. The road between
Kpinal and Nancy is cut near Charmes.
where a number of factories are sub
A flood has ravaged 7,000 acres In
the Somme Valley, flooding more
than 100 cottages on the seashore.
A similar situation threatens Bou
logne. and the region of Hazebrouck
is like a lake.
Big Factories in Belgium Closed
by Floods.
CHARLEROI, Belgium, November
3.—Nearly the whole of this region
is under water and immense damage
is reported. The big llainaut metal
plant at Couillc-t is flooded, as well
as the Marcir.ello electric plant,
throwing thousands out of work.
The authorities are organizing boat
services to convey food to flood
victims. It is expected the gas plant
will be put out of commission at any
moment. plunging tho city into
BRUSSELS?, November 3.-—The River
Seine is out of its banks south of
this city and acres arc under water.
At Liege the Meuse is rising rapidly.
Independent for Vice President to
Address Mass Meeting in
Baltimore Tonight.
By the Associated Press.
BALTIMORE. November 3.—This
city is the end of a 16.000-mile-long
campaign trail for Senator Wheeler,
Independent vice presidential candi
date. He got into Maryland at an
early hour this morning and is
scheduled to address one final mass
meeting tonight, with such other
gatherings as local supporters of the
La Pollette ticket may arrange.
Maryland is the twenty-seventh
State on the list of those which he
has entered since September 1. When
he completes his engagements in it
he will return to his Washington
home. Hfb own vote was cast last
week by mail, in time to reach Mon
tana, his legal residence.
FIRST RACE—Purse, $1,300; maiden 2
year-olds: 6 furlongs.
Flivver 112 Peltihoeker 112
Sennacherib 115 Taudlaoe 113
Transformer 113 Panic 113
Star Bright 113 Rodeo 113
Revoke 112 Kunniaker 113
Red Hawk 112 Pngonip 113
Carthage 113 t Brims 113
tCypress 115 Peter Paul IX3
Galanigbt 113
tßancocas Stable entry.
SECOND RACE—Purse. $2,000: Mount Wash
ington Steeplechase; 4-year-olds and up;
claiming; 2 miles.
Fair Mae 131 Vov Populi II 152
Igillipop 150 tVicaire 152
tJim CofTroth.... 114 Chin kle 142
JBright Lights — 139
tßal Parr-Flaherty entry.
JFive pounds claimed for rider.
THIRD RACE—Purse, $1,300 ; 2 year-olds;
6 furlongs.
Chrysalis 11l Gold Piece 112
Judge Fuller 110 Harlan 114
McColly 10S Kdisto 114
Retire 114 Noah 114
Senor 112 Watts ........... 112
Zero Hour 112 Sumpter 112
Slow and Easy... 11l Barhary TOP
Barbara Frietchiei 111 Arbitration 112
Emissary 112
FOURTH RACE—Pimlico Serial: weight for
ages; race No. 1; $3,000 added; all ages; ti
Zev 130 tOnshawk 130
tSun Flag 127 Lucky Play 127
Pep to Peep 127 Stimulus 11l
Tester 127
tGifford A. Cocbran entry.
FIFTH RACE—Purse, $1,300: 3-year-olds
and up; claiming; the Gwynu uak purse; 6
Mumbo Jumbo... 113 ‘Wild Goose 109
•Ormesvale 109 Mabel K. 110
Arlington 113 Jyntee J]o
All in A11.... 111 •Venal Joy 10S
Royal Airman.... 109 Peter Pi|»g 113
•Elemental 113 •Ur. Chas. Wells. 108
•Play On 101 Haughty Ijidy.... 11l
•I,ady Boas 110 Faith 110
Bees 109
SIXTH RACE—Purse. $1,300 ; 3 year-olds
and up; claiming; 1A miles.
•Eagerness 106 Demijohn 108
Dgahan Ghir 113 ‘Rock 110t10m... 113
Brush Boy 113 Trappean 106
•Poedie 91 “Rosa Yota 103
•Trevelyan 108 ’Royal Duck 113
•Royal Queen 96 ’Scarecrow 108
Comme Ci 108
SEVENTH RACE—Purse, $1,300 ; 3-year
olds; claiming; Ift miles.
Master Baud 118 "Valor 103
•Vice Chairman.. 113 *Our Star ml
•The Reaper 101 Park Hill 118
'•Tom Cassidy.... 108 ‘Black Shasta.... 106
Red Wine 104 Que Creek 113
•Comedy 106 *Rechabite HIP,
•Escoba D'0r0.... 100 Dr. Mayer 109
•Apprentice allowance claimed.
Weather clear; track, fast.
Only Leaderless Troops Now
Menace Peking as Con
flict Nears End.
Hj the Associated Prese.
PEKING, November 3. —Gen. Wu
Pei-fu, former commandcr-ln-chief of
tho Peking military forces, has fled
to Tangku, on the Gulf of Chilhi,
about 30 miles from Tientsin, it is re
ported today at the headquarters here
of Feng Yu-hsiang, “the Christian
general” now in control here.
This is regarded hero as spelling
the end of the present conflict be
tween Wu Pei-fu and Feng Tu
lisiang. The only remaining menace
to Peking are large bodies of troops
which are left without proper control.
Hr. Sun 1 at -Sen, head of the gov
ernment of South China, is reported
to have expressed his willingness to
join the proposed peace conference.
Evidence is seen here of a dispo
sition on the part of many of Wu’s
officers to place themselves at the
disposition of Feng.
Liven Alternatives.
IVu’s commander at Tientsin has
telegraphed to Feng, offering his
allegiance while three other of Wu's
officers who were captured and
brought to Feng’s headquarters, were
given the alternative of serving the
new government or of retiring to
private life.
U was announced today at Feng's
headquarters that the question of in
■ errupted wire and rail communica
tions would be given attention. The
cabinet met today and set to work at
tasks of organization.
Gives I p .Seals.
President Tsao Kun, who resigned
j last week, has surrendered the seals
of office to the cabinet, which assured
the presidential functions. Tsao Kun
remains at the palace with a portion
of his personal bodyguard. He is be
ing accorded entire freedom of action.
In a message to Parliament, Tsao
Kun said he had been unable to ful
fill the wishes of the people and that
consequently it was necessary for
him to resign in favor of a more
capable person. Tuan Chi Jui, former
premier and minister of war, has
been invited to come to the capital,
assumably in connection with ac
cepting the post of president.
Foreign Troops on Duty at Shang
hai Harbor.
i By the Associated Frees.
TIENTSIN, November 3. — Troop
ships from Chinwangtao, the Chihli
port on the Manchurian border, still
were coming up the river from the
Gulf of Chihli yesterday afternoon,
necessitating the employment of
many foreign troops to prevent the
i landing of more soldiers of Wu Pei-
Fu. the ousted Peking commander.
An American destroyer is at Hsinpo
trying to prevent trouble.
A shipload of his Chihii troops off
the British concession on the Tientsin
bund were disarmed under super
vision of British and Chinese police,
escorted into the city and handed over
to the Chinese authorities.
Port l-H Blocked.
Tangshan, 82 miles northeast of
Tientsin, is reported quiet. Shensi
troops, unfriendly to Wu, have been
withdrawn by arrangement and the
town is occupied by Manchurians.
The naval commanders at Tientsin
held a conference yesterday and de
cided not to allow further military
transports to land. ■They determined
| to remove those already in port.
There is a tremendous influx of
I Chinese refugees into the foreign
j concessions. 25,000 in the British con
i cession alone- and thousands pouring
j into the Japanese concession, which
j adjoins the city.
Japanese are guarding the ap
| proaches with machine guns, search
ing incomers.
Th< problem of dealing with Wu
j Pei-Fu's forces between Tangshan
and Tientsin may present difficulties,
I but it is hoped that the situation will
j bo relieved quickly, if Wu leaves for
i Tangku as he plans. The original
1 decision to remove women and chil
t dren from Tangshan has been aban
-1 doned.
Girl. Seeking SIOO,OOO for
Alleged Libel, Takes
Stand in Case.
Trial was begun this afternoon be
fote Justice Stafford and a jury in
Circuit Division 2 of the suit of
$160,000 damages brought by Miss
1 Kthelyn Chrane, a stenographer,
against Manuel L. Herrick, former
Ilepresentative from Oklahoma, for
alleged libel. The claim is made that
in a declaration filed by Herrick in
support of his suit for $50,000 dam
ages against Miss Chrane. his for
mer stenographer, for alleged breach
of promise to marry him. Herrick
made statements reflecting on the
chastity of tho plaintiff.
His alleged slanderous remarks
were ordered stricken from the files
of the court some months ago by
Justice Hoebling, on motion of At
torney Andrew V. Bradley, represent
ing Miss Chrane. Mr. Bradley told
the jury that he does not expect to
show actual damage resulting to Miss
Chrane from the alleged slanderous
statements of Herrick because her
friends did not believe them, but he
wanted Herrick assessed an amount
which would punish him for spread
ing on the records of the court such
Girl Is First Witness.
The first witness called was Miss
Chrane. She was asked merely if
she is the Ethelyn Chrane who was
sued for breach of promise by former
Representative Herrick. When she
answered affirmatively her lawyer
bad no further questions. Counsel
for the defense started a cross-exam
ination of Miss Chrane, but when
their attention was called by the
court to the fact that she had only
identified herself no further ques
tions were propounded. She was
excused from the witness stand.
Counsel then proceeded to intro
duce the alleged slanderous state
ments and the action of the court
concerning them. The case will be
on trial for several days. Attorneys
Salford and Council appear for Mr.
Buried With Pipe.
Werner B.iuer, a farmer of Ebars
bach, Bohemia, enjoyed smoking so
•much lhat his dying wish was that
he might be buried with his favorite
pipe and tobacco poubh. His devoted
wife honored his wishes and
added a box of matches.

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