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(O. *. Wtither Bureau Forecast.i Mostly cloudy, with occasional show ers today and probably tomorrow; not much change in temperature; moder ate southerly winds. Highest, 81, at 2 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 62, at 4 a.m. yesterday. Full report on page 5. ~\T' 1 vr 90 fJ9O Entered as second class matter O. J.,U00 iN O* Z J,D-J# post oflice, Washington, D. O. CANTON CASUALTY LIST IS HUNDREDS; CONSULATES FIRED Fleeing Yunnanese Troops Are Pursued by Thousands of Invading Forces. BRITISH AND JAPANESE OFFICES ARE WRECKED Buildings Belonging to Other For eigners Are Looted by Chi nese at Kiu-Kiang. Bv lilt* Associated Press. CANTON, China. June 13.—Follow ing yesterday's victory, thousands of Cantonese troops are pouring across the river in pursuit of the fleeing Yunnanese. Several hundred casu alties resulted from yesterday’s fight ing. CONSULATES FIRED. Rritish and Japanese Offices Are tYrecked by Rioters. LONDON'. June 13 (.A 3 ).—A Shanghai dispatch to the Daily Express says that the British and Japanese con sulates at Kiu-Kiang were wrecked and set on fire during serious rioting. Tfie British consulate was saved from looters who plundered other buildings belonging to foreign companies. The premises of the Japanese ship ping company. Nisshin Kisen Kaisha, and the buildings of Butterfield and Swire, shipping agents, were burned. Students and workmen created havoc before Chinese troops arrived and finally drove them off. The Japanese landed a naval party, which aided in restoring order. Kiu-Kiang is situated on the River Yangtze, about 142 miles from Han kow. It has a population of 60,000. CITY IS ARMED CAMP. Boyoneted Troops Patrol Streets of Shanghai. SHANGHAI, June 13 UP).—Shang hai tonight had settled into the con ditions of an armed camp. Bayoneted troops patrolled the principal thoroughfares. Foreign marine contingents were on guard at the boundaries of the foreign settle- j ments and the approaches to the | waterworks and power stations. The j appearance of Chang Hsieh Liang, son of the Manchurian war lord, Chang Tso-Lin, at the boundaries of the settlement with 2,000 troops, for the declared purpose of keeping order, added to the military aspect of the situation. The American company of the Shanghai volunteer corps was stand ing by the Navy Y. M. C. A. Conferences between the Peking envoys of the central government and the authorities of the foreign set tlement continued today, but still without results. Some defense forces were with drawn from the city today because of improved conditions. MISSIONARIES SAFE. Situation Gives Cause for Concern, However. NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 13 OP).— A cablegram saying that the "situa tion gives great cause for concern; all safe at present,” was received today by the committee on foreign missions of the Southern Presbyterian Church from Rev. C. N. Caldwell at Shanghai. The cablegram added that all mission aries have left Chingkiang and are now in Shanghai. Southern Methodist missionaries in China are safe, and so far officials at missionary headquarters here have no message to indicate any threat of dan ger to their force of more than 200 missionaries, it was said by Dr. \V. W. Pinson and Miss Mabel K. Howell secretaries of Oriental missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. DEFEAT SETTLES ISSUE. Capture of Canton Follows Long- Drawn Wrangle. SAN FRANCISCO, June 13 UP).— The long-drawn wrangle between Yunnanese troops, brought into Kwangtung province by the party of the late Dr. Sun Yat Sen, when there was a threat of Peking government supporters ousting it from control of the southern province, and the Kwangtung army leaders, has been settled at least temporarily, so far as the city of Canton is concerned, the Yunnanese having suffered a heavy defeat. On Thursday night the Kwang tungites, who had been holding Honan Island, across the river from the city, succeeded in crossing the stream and on Friday the foreign residents from their settlement on Shameen Island saw the victorious army driving the defeated Yunnanese from the town, committing, the dispatches state, many excesses. The defeat of the Y'unnanese is attributed to the de fection of Kwangtsi troops, with whom they .were allied in their fight against Kwangtung. New strikes of employes of foreign firms are reported from Swatow, in northern Kwangtung, Foochow, in Fukien and Tsinan, in the northern province of Shantung. Strikes Are Spreading. Strikes also are spreading at Shang hai, where, following the killing of eight Chinese rioters at Hankow, re doubled efforts were made to induce the employes in foreign cotton mills and other foreign controlled indus trial plants to stop work. In the for eign settlements, however, the situa tion has so improved that the foreign defense forces have been reduced. The Chinese city of Shanghai, ad joining the foreign settlements, has been taken over by troops sent from Nanking by Marshal Chang Tso-Lln, the Manchurian leader, who thus has extended his sphere of in fluence to the great Yangtze port. Students are also attempting to promote a strike of servants and other workers employed by British and Jap anese residents of Peking. It is said the Peking government contemplates issuing a proclamation Instructing the provisional governors to afford protection to all lureignaMfc “Radio Vision ” Shown First Time In History hy Capital Inventor C. Francis Jenkins 9 New Wireless Appa ratus Depicts Moving Objects Miles Away —[/. S. Officials See Test . "Radio vision,” long the fantastic dream of science, became an accom plished fact yesterday afternoon, with Secretary of the Navy Wilbur and other high Government officials wit nessing the feat. With the aid of a remarkable appa ratus invented hy the Washington scientist, C. Francis Jenkins, the Sec retary of the Navy, Dr. George M. Burgess, director of the Bureau of Standards; Admiral D. W. Taylor. Capt. Paul Foley of the Naval Re search Laboratory and others actu ally “saw” by radio an object set in motion several miles distant in front of a “radio eye" installed at the Naval Radio Station, NOF, at Bellevue, D. C. It was heralded as the (Arst time in history that man has literally seen far-away objects in motion through the uncanny agency of wireless. As Secretary Wilbur watched the image of a revolving propelled, se lected as the “subject” to be broad cast, as it cavorted on a small screen in the Jenkins laboratory, at 1519 Connecticut avenue, he remarked: “I suppose we’ll be sitting at our 6,000 POLICE HUNT GANGSTERS TO LAIR Chicago Starts Clean-Up When Two Members of Force Die in Fight. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO. June 13. —Chicago gang land and Chicago policemen met today and as a result two policemen were shot to death, another probably fatally wounded, one gangster was killed and his two companions cap tured in one of the most desperate and spectacular pistol battles in the city’s history. Tonight 6,000 Chicago policemen were scouring the city in what Chief of Police Morgan A. Collins described as a relentless and merciless drive on gangland and scores of suspects had been taken into custody. The police and the gangsters met on the southwest side and the pistol bat tle followed a 60-mile-an-hour auto mobile chase which ended when the gangsters’ car was wrecked and they tumbled from their machine with blazing guns. Gets Three Gangsters. The hero of the battle was William Sweeney, a young policeman, who escaped the fusillade of bullets that wounded or killed his three comrades, and then single handed killed one of the gangsters and caught the two others after wounding them. True to the gangland code, the captured gunmen remained stolidly silent through hours of questioning, but tonight the police were satisfied that the battle was the aftermath of a trip by the gangsters to avenge the death of Angelo Genna, gang leader, slain a few weeks ago. Michael Genna, his brother, was the gangster shot and killed today. Half an hour before Genna and his men began their savage battle with the detective squad, six gunmen tried to assassinate an unidentified motor ist several miles from the scene of the fight. They emptied sawed-off shotguns and pistols at the car but missed the occupant. The police be lieve that Genna and his companions were in that ambuscade and believed that they had been detected by the police and decided to shoot it out. Pole Ends Flight. The police auto met the gangsters’ machine racing over a southwest side boulevard and gave chase. The race ended after a two-mile run at break neck speed when the gangsters’ car crashed into a corner light pole. The three gangsters leaped from their car as the police car drew up a few feet away and the four detectives tumbled out. A shotgun volley met them. Patrolman Harold Olson, driver of the police car was dropped in his tracks, and a moment later Patrolman Charles Walsh also fell fatally wounded. The two policemen left advanced with blazing pistols - until Sergt. Michael Conway collapsed, shot through the chest and probably fatally wounded. Then the gangsters took to \heir heels. Patrolman Sweeney, who was uninjured started in pursuit of Michael Genna. Genna turned as the policeman advanced and aimed his shotgun directly at the officer, hut the hammer clicked harmlessly. Then Genna threw the gun away and ran. the policeman in pursuit and firing at every step. As Genna started into the basement of a building a block away, Sweeney shot him dead. Leaving Genna, the patrolman sped in pursuit of the other two gunmen who had boarded a street car. Sweeney clambered aboard and knocked one of the gangsters down and overpowered _the other after _a (Continued on Page 4, Column 5.) Voice of Miner , Trapped in Cave Since Thursday , Cheering to Rescue Workers By the Associated Press. GRASSVILLE, Calif., June 13. The voice of Robert Hill, a miner, entombed by a cave-in in the Bal tice mine of the Alta combination mine, near here, since Thursday, cheered today the miners who are attempting to rescue him. Robert Bedford, in charge of the rescue work, reported he had talked to Hill. It is estimated the cave-in had covered about 60 feet of the tunnel in which Hill was trapped when he and the other miners were leaving the workings Thursday. Hill had stopped to pick up tools. The tunnel is only large enough to permit three men to work in it at a time, and this is being done continuously in relays. Hill’s wife and two children, tame regained in &he Jlundau pfeof. ' WITH DAILY EVENING EDITION desks during the next war and watching the battle in progress." "That’s perfectly possible, Mr. Sec retary,” the inventor replied seriously. The demonstration was of a strictly private nature and, in the words of Mr. Jenkins, did not pretend to be a "show'.’’ “It is merely a scientific test that proves we have attained our goal,” Mr. Jenkins told his visitors. “By making numerous improvements in our sending and receiving machines we expect to be able shortly to stage a ’radio vision show,’ with the talent performing at the broadcasting sta tion and the audience watching the I performance at the receiving studio I miles distant.” What the officials saw yesterday j afternoon was the image of a small j cross revolving in a beam of light flashed across a light-sensitive cell at Station NOF. No other objects were used in the test. The image, while not clear-cut, was easily distinguish able. Director Burgf.ss of the Bureau of Standards, In congratulating the in ventor, said; “You’ve certainly got it, all right, if my eyes aren’t deceiving (Continued on Page 4, Column 6.) Sivimmer Saves Drowning Man , But Loses Medal | H. L. McMullan, crack swimmer of the Washington Canoe Club, who yesterday won a silver medal in a swimming race at Wardman Park Pool, lost it last evening in a grim race w'ith death, which he also won saving the life of a downing fellow' club member, Horace W. Dunigan, well known marathon runner. The medal winner, wearing his silver badge, and two friends, Karl ! Knight and Farnham Miller, were preparing to canoe on the Potomac about 6:30 last evening when they saw Dunigan seized with cramps while trying to swim out to a div ing float in the river from the canoe club float nearer shore. Jumping in fully clothed, the three men struck out after the drowning man. Reaching him first. McMul- | lan succeeded in bringing him in j after much effort. The silver | medal was lost. Dunigan had been ] under about three minutes, but was resuscitated without difficulty. WILLIS CHARGES I PLOT OF DANNERS Alien Debt Propaganda Plan, He Says, to Boost Price of Foreign Bonds. Special Dispatch to The Star. VALLEY FORGE. Pa., June 13. ! Many of the speakers touring the country advocating cancellation of j foreign obligations are being paid by 1 international bankers in order to j raise the value of foreign bonds, j purchased when they were selling at j rock bottom prices. This was a charge hurled at Inter nationalists here this afternoon by Frank B. Willis, United States Sen ator from Ohio, and a member of the j foreign relations committee of the Senate. He spoke before 2,000 men : and women, who attended the flag I celebration of the Artisans’ Order of Mutual Protection on the historic revolutionary battlefield here. Would Boost Prices. “I am not opposed to big bankers — so long as they are American,” the Ohio Senator said. “These bankers purchased bonds of foreign govern ments and cities when they were at low prices and worth very little. Now, if they can cause the United States to cancel the debts of the foreign powers, it will mean that the other nations will be more able to pay the* bonds. They will go up to 10, 20, 50 or 75 perhaps, when they were pur chased at 5. The bankers can well afford to pay the speakers to urge debt cancellation. They will get all the money back if they suc ceed.” The former governor of the Mid western commonwealth, who has been a strong opponent of the United States entering the League of Na tions, declared that he would “never vote to cancel one cent of the for eign debts.” America Did Part. “I’m tired of all this ‘bollywog’ and of the statements of alleged statesmen who say that America hasn’t done her part. Stand with me on the bat tlefields of Europe and see the long rows of crosses—they mark the spot where 100,000 of the finest men on earth are buried. They say we haven’t done our part financially. During the war the American people gave forty billion dollars. The Gov (Continued on Page 4, Column 5.) the mine company’s office since he was entombed. “Bill” Daley, one of the rescue party, estimates that the debris between the rescuers and the im prisoned man is not more than 10 feet. Daley also conversed with Hill today, it later developed. Hill’s first words in reply to a question by Daley as to how he was getting along were: “I’m all right, but I’m cold and hungry.” Daley Immediately ordered the imprisoned man to retreat back in the tunnel to the far end, which Is drilled through solid rock. This precaution was taken in order that Hill might not be caught under any subsequent cave-in. The conversation with Hill was carried on through the air pipe, which passes through the debris. Washington; d. c., Sunday morning, june 14, 1925.—i0s pages. ‘LOCATE AMUNDSEN FIRST,’ MACMILLAN INSTRUCTS PARTY Explorer Says First Object of Trip Is to Find Polar Flyers. MANY SEEKING PLACES AS MEMBERS OF CREW Peary Will Follow Route of His Last Dash for Pole, He Announces. By th« Associated Press. BOSTON, June 13.—Comdr. Donald B. MacMillan declared that "find Amundsen first” will be the slogan of his coming Arctic expedition when he imparted his final instructions to his crew at the Ingram Club In the Charlestown navy yard tonight. The explorer showed his crew 8,000 feet of film depicting his last dash Into the Arctic and jjointed out to them that the coming expedition will follow the old route. He said he had selected Dr. Leo David-off of the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital staff as medi cal officer and Rufus Sewell of Wis oasset as steward on the Peary to day. Asked if he had found it difficult to get a crew for the Peary, Comdr. MacMillan replied that his real trouble was keeping aspiring Arctic explorers away. Ail Anxious to Go. “Only today," he said, “a. boy of 16 arrived from Maine, after walking all the way, to join my crew. This I morning four Harvard students beg- j ged for a job on the Peary, any- i thing from washing dishes to act- j ing as machinists. Even the women \ seem anxious to go. Several have j volunteered to act as nurses and i cooks aboard the Peary.” Comdr. MacMillan also declared that j both of his ships have been equipped I with electric refrigerators. "I suppose,” he said, "most people wonder why an Arctic ship needs refrigerators, but we will have warm weather until after we get north of Labrador and all of our fresh sup plies would rot before we were a few days out if we did not have them." He also pointed out that In an emergency the Bowdoin could literally harpoon its oil supply. Equipped with 65 horsepower engine, the schooner could easily ram a whale or seal if the fuel supplies ran low. he ex plained. WILL AWARD DIPLOMAS. MacMillan to Fly to Wiscasset for Exercises. PORTLAND, Me., June 13 UP). — ! Within three hours of the time Lieut- ; Comdr. Donald B. MacMillan takes his j departure from Boston on the steamer Peary next Wednesday noon for Wis- I casset he will be presenting diplomas j to the high school graduating class ; in Wiscasset if his present plans are carried out. He will leave the Peary down the i harbor near Boston Light and in a I launch will speed across to the ! Squantum aviation field, from which i he will be taken to Wiscasset in one ■ of the three amphibian planes fur- i nlshed by the Navy Department for j his Arctic expedition. The Peary will arrive early Thurs day morning at Wiscasset, where she will Join the schooner Bowdoin, and the two craft will be placed In readl- j ness for the official departure at 2 o’clock, Eastern standard time, next Saturday afternoon for Etah, Green land. 90-YEAR-OLD PRISONER ' IS FREED AT FOLSOM Confederate Veteran Going Back to Kentucky to Spend Last Days in Peace. By the Associated Press. SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 13. William Simpson, 90-year-old Confed erate veteran and the oldest prisoner in California, has been granted his freedom at last. Liberty and a comfortable home tor the rest of his days in the Kentucky Confederate home, at Pewee Valley, came today at Folsom prison In the form of an immediate parole from the State board of prison directors. Arrangements for his transportation to Kentucky already have been made and probably Monday he will leave the prison behind and start on the journey. Part of the funds necessary to cover the expenses of the trip was subscribed by women—Daughters of the Confederacy and others, who had heard of the old prisoner’s plight— and the balance will he made up by members of the prison board. FOUND DEAD, GEMS GONE. Actress Discovered Bent Over Gas Stove Under Blanket. NEW YORK, June 13 UP).— Police tonight were Investigating the death of Mrs. Gertrude Tolvert, 32, a vaude ville actress, who was found bent over a gas stove, her head and the stove covered with a blanket and the gas jets turned on. Jewelry valued at S9OO is said to be missing and one of her eyes was blackened. Her husband, a Wall Street oper ator and taxicab owner, told police he left her In excellent spirits this morning. An autopsy will be per formed, the police said. TORNADO RAZES VILLAGE. Western Storm Wreaks Havoc Near Rochester, Minn. ROCHESTER, Minn., June 13 UP). — Most of the residential section of Hay field and the entire business section of that village were wiped out by a tornado which struck there this after noon. No one was seriously injured, although many were cut or bruised by flying glass and timbers. RESPECT THE FLAG BY OBSERVING THE LAW. WOMAN ARRESTED IN STUDENT’S DEATH Admission That She Aided Husband in Fight Leads to Murder Charge. By the Associated Press. SHREVEPORT, La.. June 13.—Mrs. George W. Gill, 20 years old, was ar rested here today on charges of mur der in connection with the death of Robert Read, 25, Centenary College student, whose body was recovered Friday morning from Old River, near a swimming resort. Mrs. Gill’s hus band. a senior law student at Loyola University, New Orleans, has con fessed that he killed Read in a fight in Old River Wednesday night. Gill is held on a murder charge. An hour after Mrs. Gill was arrested she was released under $5,000 bond, fixed by Judge J. H. Stephens of the District Court, who said; “Granting of bonds in murder cases is permis sible unless the presumption of guilt on that charge is great.” No application for bond has been made for Mr. Gill. Mrs. Gill accepted her arrest calmly. She was taken to jail, but did not oc cupy a cell, remaining in the jail of fice until arrangements were made for her bond. Mrs. Gill’s arrest followed her ad mission to authorities that she as sisted her husband in the fight with Read, who, she declared, bit her on the arm when she came to her hus band's rescue at the moment he was about to be overcome by Read. Gill claims he stunned Read by striking his head against the side of a boat and left him in water waist deep. Mrs. Gill has admitted that she tele honed Read on the afternoon of June 10, arranging with him to meet her at the river near the scene of the homi cide. Gill has made conflicting statements on this point. He has said that Read called his wife and asked her for the appointment. Both have admitted, however, that they planned to meet Read at the place and that Gill In tended to “beat him up" because he had been annoying Mrs. Gill. SEES OWN GRADUATION MASQUERADING AS GIRL Haverford Student, Who Stumbled Once, Keeps Resolve to Avoid Public Platforms. By the Associated Press. HAVERFORD, Pa., June 13.—Four years ago, while graduating from the Montgomery School in Wynnewood, Pa., Charles C. fellers stumbled as he mounted the platform to receive his diploma. Today, graduating from Haverford College, he disguised him self as a girl and sat unrecognized in the audience as he was awarded his diploma "In absentia” and eulogized as a conspicuously brilliant student and the winner of three coveted prizes. His masquerade today was said to have been due to a resolve made fol lowing his four-year-old mishap “never to walk upon a public platform again.” A class poem r. ritten by Sellers was read by another student. He expects to enter Harvard next Fall for a spe cial course in history. MILLER IN BELGIUM. Head of Fidac Is Guest of Vet erans at Luncheon. BRUSSELS, June 13 04*). Col. Thomas W. Miller, formerly alien property custodian, who recently came to Europe to take up his duties as president of the Federation of Inter allied War Veterans, was received here today by representatives of the Belgian veterans who tendered him a luncheon. Later Col. Miller placed a wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. MEETS 4,000-FOOT BERG. Liner Paris Finds One in Steamer Lane 350 Feet High. PARIS, June 13 (A 3 ).—lcebergs are reported in the Atlantic steamship lanes. Passengers on the steamer Paris, which docked at Havre today, say that on June 8 the liner encount ered in latitude 42.10 north and longi tude 50.48 west a great iceberg which was more than 4,000 feet long, 1,600 feet wide and about 350 feet high- TODAYS STAR TART ONE—44 PAGES. General News —Local, National and Foreign. Maryland and Virginia News —Pages 14. 22 and 23. Schools and Colleges—Page 22. D. A. R. Activities —Page 25. District National Guard—Page 36. Radio News and Programs—Page 38. Boy Scouts —Page 39. V. W. C. A.—Page 42. PART TWO—I 6 PAGES. Editorials and Editorial Features. Washington and Other Society. Tales of Well Known Folk—Page 10. Around the City—Page 10. News of the Clubs —Page 11. Parent-Teacher Activities—Page 11. Serial, "Loutre”—Page 12. Reviews of New' Books—Page 13. Current News Events —Page 14. Girl Scouts—Page 15. P.YBT THREE—I 2 PAGES. Amusements —Theaters and the photo plays. Music in Washington—Page 4. Motors and Motoring—Pages 5,6, 7 and 8. Veterans of the Great War—Page 9. Army and Navy News —Page 10. Civilian Army News—Page 10. Fraternal News—Page 11. Spanish War Veterans —Page 13. You and Uncle Sam—Page 12. PART FOUR—I PAGES. Pink Sports Section. PART FIVE—B PAGES. Magazine Section—Fiction and Fea tures. The Rambler—Page 3. PART SIX—I 2 PAGES. Classified Advertising. Financial News—Pages 11 and 12. GRAPHIC SECTION—B PAGES. World Events in Pictures. COMIC SECTION—4 PAGES. Mr. Straphanger; Reg’lar Fellers; Mr. and Mrs.; Mutt and Jeff. GAMBLING RAIDERS IN COUNTY FOILED Sheriff Fink’s Swoop Down on Prince Georges Place Proves in Vain. Sheriff John Fink of Prince Georges County, Md., and a raiding party, rushed into a suspected “Casino" last night to find it as quiet and sedate as the Fort Lincoln Cemetery across the road. Tables for craps, sweat, roulette and other games of chance were set up ready for customers. The ice water barrel was chock full of ice for pros pective thirsty ones. But the silver dollars didn't jingle, the bones were cold and the croupier's wall; “The red wins, gentlemen,” was conspicuous by its silence. The plans of Sheriff Fink, who with State’s Attorney Alan Bowie, has def initely declared war against gaming houses in Prince Georges County, went w'rong again. Shortly before 10 o'clock. Constable Reese and three other keen-eyed watchers sneaked through the woods and posted them selves as sentries. They saw cars coming in at the rate of approximately five every 10 minutes to the house off the Bladensburg road across the Dis trict line. They rushed back to re port. The sheriff and his deputies whizzed down for the raid. And they found a deserted casino. The guard was on at the gate. There were evidences of a hasty departure, (Continued on Page 2, Column 7.) AVIATOR MISSES DEATH AS PLANE DIVES IN RIVER Lieut. White, Flying From Wash ington to New York, Still Un conscious in Hospital. BRISTOL, Pa., June 13 OP). —Lieut. Frank E. White, flying an Army air plane from Washington to New York, narrowly escaped death today when his plane nose-dived into the Dela ware River. Lieut. White, strapped in his seat and unconscious, was res cued by four members of the Anchor Yacht Club, nearby, who went to his aid in a speedboat. White was still unconscious tonight at the Harriman Hospital, where he was said to be suffering from a deep gash in the head, a fractured leg and possible Internal injuries. Two other planes which accompanied White made safe landings on Burling ton Island- * < A* ) Means Associated Press M’KEIIAR SCENTS REPUBLICAN PLOT Magazine Story on Jackson’s Wife Called Attack on Democrats. By the Associated Press. The recently published Saturday Evening Post article on Rachel, wife J of Andrew Jackson, was characterized ; yesterday by Senator McKellar, Dem- i ocrat, Tennessee, as a "cruel, in- ! human and untrue attack upon the reputation and character of one of j the best women who ever lived, a I devout Christian and noble woman.” i In a prepared statement the Senator 1 referred to “advertising propaganda apparently for the purpose of bolster- ; ing up the waning fortunes of the Republican party,” and said he was inclined to view the article as a care fully prepared political attack on the Democratic party. The statement added another brand to the fire of indignation that has been sweeping the home State of Jackson because of references in the article to Mrs. Jaskson’s social and educational attributes. The same author. Senator McKellar said in his statement, previously had attacked Thomas Jefferson, and ap peared to be engaged in an attempt j to "hold up to public scorn, ridicule j and contempt" two of the great figures j in the history of Democracy. Describing Rachel Donelson as “a beautiful young girl," who was not the only wife of a. President to have an unfortunate first marriage. Senator McKellar detailed the events which led up to the application which her first husband, a Capt. Robards. made I to the Virginia Legislature for a di vorce. He asserted that erroneous information reached Nashville that a divorce had been granted, and that Jackson went to Natchez, Miss., where Mrs. Robards was visiting at the time. A marriage before a Catholic priest quickly followed. Tells of Romance. “They had been living together about two years." the Senator stated, j "when they learned for the first time ' that a divorce had not been granted * * * but that it had been recently granted by the Supreme Court of the District of Kentucky. “The whole trouble was caused by misinformation, a mistake which verv naturally occurred in those days through difficulty of communication between sparsely settled communi ties.” A written statement left by John j Overton, first chief justice of Tennes ! see, said to be in a position to know ' all the facts, was used by the Senator as establishing that the relations be tween Gen. Jackson and Mrs. Robards prior to their marriage “were in the highest sense honorable.” Admitting that Mrs. Jackson's grammar and spelling, especially in early life, were faulty, the Senator declared that "if all President’s wives, or even others in the upper walks of society today, were adjudged bv grammar and spelling, a number of them would fall short.” AIR “BATTLE” IS STAGED AT NIGHT IN NEW YORK Theatrical District ‘^Saved”—Nine Planes in Maneuvers to Ad vertise Aerial Meet. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, June 13.—New York’s theater district was "saved” early tonight from an "attacking” airplane squadron of five planes whe,n four "de fense” airplanes routed the "enemy” in the first aerial sham battle ever held over the city. Times Square was crowded with “civilians.” Pa trons of hotels and various roof gar dens were furnished field glasses and viewed the aviation exhibition as they sat at their dinner tables. Some airplanes carried "war cor respondents,” others carried moving picture photographers, while the re suits were radiocast from one of the planes. The exhibition was held by the 27th Division Air Service of the New York National Guard to adver tise its air meet, opens next Saturday. The fourteen airplanes appeared over Times Square shortly after 6 o'clock. For a while they circled in formation, and at a signal separated into battle units, coming together at 120 miles an hour and Jockeying for the upper position. The defending planes gained it and attacked. Smoke screens, bombs and search lights were used to add to the illusion. “From Press to Home Within the Hour ” T!ie Star is delivered every* evening and Sunday morning to Washington homes at 00 cents per month. Telephone Main 5000 and service will start immediately. 10 NEW BEACHES By NEAT SUMMER IS SHERRILL’S AIM Will Ask Congress for Funds to Equip Resorts at Its Coming Session. TWO POOLS WITHIN CITY PART OF DIRECTOR'S PLAN Appropriation of $200,000 All That Is Needed to Provide Facili ties, He Believes. While the movement is being pushed to have reopened for use this Summer the Tidal Basin bathing beach and provision of another at Jones Point on the Potomac River, consideration is being given by Lieut. Col. Clarence O. Sherrill, director of public buildings and public parks of the National Capital, to the matter of presenting to Congress at the .com ing session a proposal for the erection of two bathing beaches and two pools, so that the Tidal Basin may be given up for all time as a place for bathers. An appropriation of approximately $200,000, Col. Sherrill believes, will be sufficient to provide adequate bath ing facilities for the white population at the Virginia end of the Key Bridge and for the colored population at Jones Point. In addition, this fund also would be sufficient for transform ing the Sixteenth street reservoir into a large bathing pool for the white people and the provision of another pool in the vicinity of Howard Uni versity for the colored people. The money for the beaches on the Potomac and Anacostia rivers would be needed for the purpose of neces sary construction to provide for chlorinating the water. Under pres ent conditions the water could not be chlorinated as it is a running stream and the current would carry the chlorine as fast as it was distributed. Would Build Breakwater. Col. Sherrill has a plan, however, for building a large breakwater of rip rap work at the upper and lower extremity of the beach and partly closing it at one end. This would per mit the water inside to rise and fall with the tide and yet would keep the current out. With such a construc tion the chlorinating machinery could distribute the chlorine across the opening and the waters could be puri fied as they entered. A similar plant* I would be prtn ided for the proposed beach at Jones Point, i The chances of getting provision for I such beaches would be much better if nothing was done this Summer, in Col. Sherrill's opinion. He believes it would be better to swelter along this Summer without any bathing facilities and go to Congress with a clear-cut case next Fall. However, he is dis posed to comply with the wishes of the local officials and District citizens and will not stand in the way if they believe that it would be better to open the beaches this Summer, provided, of course, they get assurances front the powers in Congress that it is not against the wishes of that body to do so. It would take only about four months to provide the necessary equipment for the two beaches such as Col. Sherrill has in mind. The matter of transforming the Sixteenth street reservoir into a bathing pool would not be costly. The water lines already are run in and all that would be necessary would be to place in the present basin a concrete slab to give the proper slope. It would not be necessary to do any waterproofing to prevent seepage, as that was pro vided for wlien the reservoir was built. Blanton Wires Madden. Representative Thomas L. Blanton of Texas, who has been a leader in the movement to reopen the Tidal Basin Beach, yesterday sent a tele gram to Representative Martin B. Madden at Chicago requesting his ap proval of the proposition. His wire follows: “Until present respite Washington has been gasping under unprecedented heat, causing several deaths and nu t merous prostrations.. Unheeding dan gers. stricken people have sought re | lief swimming in the river and other I improper pools. Six persons were were drowned here last Saturday. Citizens' council, including its two colored members, heartily favor open | ing Tidal Basin, and enlarging and I maintaining adequate colored bathing 1 beach near Washington barracks, agreeing to furnish all funds neces sarv through private subscriptions. Nine members of the District legisla tive committee accessible approve. Col. Sherrill is willing, provided you give consent, as Senator Warren i doesn't disapprove. I hope you won t I refuse. Means much to thousands of Government employes financially un ablp to go elsewhere.” BODY OF BANK RUNNER FOUND IN DOCTOR’S HOME ’ Disappeared on $1,500 Collection Tour—Crammed in Cupboard When Discovered. By Cable to The Star and New York World. PARIS, June 13. —The body of a bank messenger was found today, crammed Into the cupboard in the home of a prominent Marseille phy sician. The man disappeared three 1 months ago, on a day when he was sent out to collect sums amounting to $1,500. The crime was discovered through a. visit paid by detectives to Dr. Bougrat in connection with a bad check the doctor is alleged to have given. A strange chemical odor . attracted the detectives, and caused them to search the hayse. Bougrat, who is a Knight of the Legion of Honor, knew the victim during the war and they were sup posed to be great friends. (Copyright. 1926.1 Italian Trains Wrecked. MILAN, Italy, June 13 (A > ).—One man was killed and 30 persons were injured in a railway collision near here tonight on the line running from Milan to Magenta, a distance of about 15 miles. Four cars were completely 1 wrecked. FIVE CENTS.