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WHAT THE QUAKE DID To .ONE HOTEL. Scene at Figueroa and State streets Santa Barbara, where the en- I STARTS DAY BA - FIRING BIG GUN. Miss l.eneta l.ane of the Na- > iini-i-ien [JDIVIL' V(IK rue oat • t w , u j. L u , n,, . , . • tire from wall of a hotel was snapped off, just as in an architect’s drawing. Note the motor car caught under the j tional Theater Players begins celebration of the Glorious Fourth with one ( . ‘ ! 1 _ cla P ° °^ r P . _ debris. The crash did not damage the tires, which may be seen still inflated, although the rest of the car is badly ( of the big noise makers in the gray battery at Fort Myer, under the charge ( senting to the Basuto Paramount chief, Griffiith Lorothodi, a silver mounted Malacca walking stick. On the left damaged. Underwood 4 Underwood. ( of Capt. Tate. 5 appears the 90-year-old Chief Jonathan. / Underwood & Underwood. PERSHING AIDE GETS POLO ININA . Mjj J"hn * • Qu.ik-nic.cr. for ? HON EA MOON ERS AT RESORT Air und Mr. tl.njjrnm Sumner Welle- J \ RIHNF IN INDI AN GARB. -ccr-lur, of Ac ru ulrure w..r. ihc Induti MR-. ROGFR- MINGR ATI LATED. New England > * -,t women :n. m several years aide de camp to the Armv chief, receives animal from Gen. * ) at Atlantic City. Mrs. Welles was formerly Mrs. Mathilde Townsend Gerry. i blanket that was presented to him bv the City of Portland, Ore., on his j r Congress, .^ rs ‘ d ‘' Vour ' e R <l^ er , Lowell. Mass., widow of . . . ‘ . . , , , . . \ ~ , , „ „ .. - ' r . r ’ ) Representative John Jacob Rogers, receives bouquet from Postmaster De- Justo, minister of war for Argentina, who also presented six polo mounts ( divorced wife of Senator Peter Goelet Oerry of nhode Island. t recent visit to the Northwest in the interest ot the farmers of that section. \ lisle of Lowell, while little Priscilla Spalding and her mother, devoted j 0 Prince of Wales. Underwood & Underwood. ( P. and A. Photo. \ Underwood & Underwood. ) rooters, look on. P- ancl A - Photo COOLIDGE IS GIVEN KLAN PARADE DATA Protests to President Prompt Sherrill to Submit Full Facts to Swampscott. Feeling that President Coolidge, in the face of numerous protests being received at Swampscott regarding the Ku Klux Klan demonstration here August 8. might like to be in posses sion of all the facts pertaining to the affair, Col. C. O. Sherrill, superin tendent of public buildings apd public parks, yesterday sent to the Presi dent all the information he has ut hand officially in this connection. The data included copies of cor respondence between L. A. Mueller, imperial representative of the Invisi ble Empire, in charge of arrange ments for the ceremonial on the Mon ument Grounds, and Col. Sherrill, to gether with a brief explanation of the action taken. There was no request received from the President for this information, Col. Sherrill said today, but it was thought advisable to keep the Execu tive in touch with the situation, since his attention had been called to the demonstration by opponents of the parade and Sylvan Theater service. Col. Sherrill issued to the Klan a permit for the use of the outdoor thea ter back of the Monument as a mat ter of routine and in accordance with the policy of showing no discrimina tion between organizations asking per mission to make use of the grounds for unselfish, patriotic, non-political purposes. The imperial represent* tive gave assurance of the Klan's good faith in this respect, it is pointed out. and Col. Sherrill had no alternative but to issue a permit. Approval Not Asked. In his letter to Mr. Coolidge, Col. Sherrill did not ask for an opinion from the President as to whether or not he approved of the issuance of the permit, or whether it should be re voked. The letter constituted merely a review of the facts as contained in the official records, ‘‘for the informa tion of the President,” Col. Sherrill stated today. The Klan has made it known that the meeting on the Monument Grounds will be of a religious and i»a triotic nature, based on its creed of ”100 per cent Americanism.” No musks will be worn by the partici pants. The District Commissioners already have issued a permit for a monster parade on Pennsylvania avenue im mediately preceding the Sylvan Thea ter service, and in response to pro tects filed by various anti-Klan bodies have announced they will not revoke the order of approval. Shirt Identifies Dead Man. Special Dispatch to The Star. DANVILLE, Va., July body found yesterday near Reidsville. N. C., has been identified as that of Charles Fuqua, aged 40. Pink Pergason dis covered the body while gathering blackberries. Fuqua dropped from view at Reidsville more than a month ago. His shirt was the means of his identification. Sermons by Radio Hit by Minister Paradise ’ I Correspondence of the Associated Press. ADDLESTONE, Surrey, England, June 16. —What he describes as “the lazy habit of wireless" has been strongly denounced by the Rev. A. Cuming. Vicar of Addlestone. In his parish magazine. “There is no longer the packed church to which we have been accustomed during Lent,” as serts the vicar, ‘‘and the reason for this is the wireless. “Anybody who thinks he can wor ship God by lolling back in an easy armchair and listening by radio to the beautiful singing of the choir at St. So-and-So's, or the oratorical effects of the ‘Bishop of Kamchatka.’ is sim ply living in a fool's paradise. True worship demands sacrifice. People who are too lazy to go upstairs and put their things on and come to the house of God on God's day are gross ly neglecting their duty. “We must face the fact that in wireless has been found another pow erful recruit added to the phalanx of counter attractions which, in their va rious ways, continue to keep the peo ple out of the churches.” The British Broadcasting Company, which controls most of the wireless entertainment in the London area, has recently declined to broadcast Sunday sermons, excepting on rare occasions, because of the objections of ministers that their congregations would be materially reduced if the practice was followed generally. AMERICANHONORED. Rumanian King Confers Crown Order on lowa Professor. Correspondence of the Associated Press. LONDON, June 17 C4 s ).—The King of Rumania has conferred the Order of the “Crown of Rumania,” in the degree of commander, upon Prof. Enoch E. Peterson of Luther College, lowa, who is on leave of absence from his college as research fellow of the University of Michigan in classics. For two years Prof. Peter- I son has been on the staff of the Uni versity of Michigan expedition to the Near East. The decoration was conferred by I reason of service rendered in con- j nection with the Congress of Bvzan- : tine Studies, heldin Bucharest in April, 1924, at which Prof. Peterson represented several American univer sities. PRINTERS RAISE TAX. Vote Increase in Levy to Maintain Home in Denver. INDIANAPOLIS. July 4 (A 3 ).—'The vearly income of the Union Printers’ Home in Colorado Springs will be in creased about $85,000 as the result of a favorable vote by members of the International Typographical Union on the question of a 10-cent increase in the monthly per capita tax for main tenance of the home. The union mem bers gave the proposal a majority of almost 15,000. The additional money will be used to complete and equip an addition to the home and for maintenance. Help less patients, who have not previously been eligible for admission, will be cared for under the enlargement plan. THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. 0., SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1925. ‘NAGGING’ CHARGED! BY MEAT DEALERS Association Formed to Com-j bat “Petty Oppression” j by D. C. Authorities. In defense of what they declare are “A-l” markets from the point of sanl tary condition, 50 meat merchants have organized the Louisiana Avenue Merchants’ Association for the pur pose of protecting themselves from “petty oppression and nagging” by District authorities. The association plans to enroll 50 more members by next week and will meet Tuesday afternoon at one of the Louisiana avenue shops to formulate plans for combatting uftfair, destruc tive criticisms by municipal authori ties which they contend is hurting their business. Harry Sherby Heads Body. Harry Sherby, proprietor of Sherby’s Supply Market, 946 Louisiana avenue, was elected president of the associa tion, Harry Claxton vice president, Louis Kraftover secretary and Mur ris Wittlan treasurer. Committees will be appointed at the Tuesday meeting. “We are tired of being made the foot ball of city officials, who are unreasonable In their demands for doing things their way,” Harry Sherby declared today. “We are be ing ruled, regulated and bossed to death. We are perfectly willing to give full co-operation in providing sanitary measures, but our shops now are in excellent condition. Yet we are nagged. Scare Designated as “Poppycock.” “This bad-meat scare is nothing but poppycock. Any one who cares may verify the purity of our meats by examining our shops,” President I Sherby declared. The latest cause of irritation of the dealers was the proposed regulation against weighing meats on wagons in the street. This question is now I mooted, the officials tolerating the I continuation of the practice. Screen ing of meat counters also has caused controversies. U. S. FILMS* EFFECTIVE. Bring Changes in Equipment of Homes in Brazil. Correspondence of the Associated Press. RIO DE JANEIRO, June 5. —A moving picture representative says that Brazilian homes are reflecting the influence of American films. Many letters are received by the man ager requesting photographs of the interior scenes of productions having settings in American homes. He believes that the Brazilian is making his home more comfortable, as rocking chairs and leather lounge chairs were unknown a few years ago- He also believes that the astonishing increase in the construction of bunga lows in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo is traceable to the pictures which show exterior views of American houses. THREE KILLED IN DEADLY VAT AFTER SUCCUMBING TO FUMES Two Negroes Fall to Their Death Going to Rescue ! of Fireman W ho, Unconscious , Plunged into Tank of Poisonous Leather Tanning Mixture. By the Associated Press. NEW ALBANY, Ind.. July 4. Three men, one white and two ne groes, were overcome by poisonous fumes of a leather tanning vat at the plant of the George Moser Leather Co. here late today, fell into the mixture and died before aid could reach them. The dead: Frank Ang, 46, foreman: Horace Russ, 60, negro, fireman and vat guard; James Russell, 38. negro, laborer. Die Seeking Comrade. Ang entered the vat byway of a ladder shortly before the plant was to have closed down over the Fourth of July holiday period. Fellow em ployes after a short interval noticed I GUEST AT HOTEL ROCKS SELF TO JAIL: Chicago Lawyer Held for Trial on *Bad-Check Charge—Spent Most of Time in Lobby. Unable to furnish bond for his ap pearance in Police Court to answer a charge of false pretenses growing out 1 of an alleged worthless check trans action with S. L. Christie, manager of a Pennsylvania avenue drug store, Myles Seldon Macon, Chicago law yer. also known as Judge Macon, was committed to jail for a hearing in Police Court, July 9. Rev. Garrett Leroy Allen, retired Army chaplain, similarly charged, was released on bond. Charles Selden, jr., lawyer and financier, yesterday told the police that a check for S3OO cashed for Macon at a local bank had been re turned because of insufficient funds to meet it. Macon gained the con fidence of Selden, it is stated, by representing he was a member of the Selden family in Virginia, al though his name was spelled with an “o” while the Virginia end of the family used an "e” in the spelling. Two checks Selden cashed proved all right, but the third one was re turned. During Macon’s residence at Raleigh Hotel, it is stated, he spent most of his time in a rocking chair in the lobby and his constant rock ing proved'so annoying that a detec tive was asked to learn something of the guest’s identity. Detectives Fowler and Flaherty, who arrested the defendants, were told that a number of checks had been cashed at the hotel for Macon. Several of them, it is stated, were returned because of insufficient funds to meet them. Crocodiles, like ostriches, swallow pebbles and small stones for the pur nose of grinding the focal in their stomachs. he did not reappear and Russ entered the vat to learn the cause of his non appearance. He, too, was overcome by the poisonous fumes and failed to emerge from the ladder that lead down into the vat. Sensing something wrong. Russell went in search of his companions, hut no sooner had he started down the ladder than he realized his danger. He began to retrace his steps, but be came so ill from the fumes he could not reach the top of the tank. Sev eral other men climbed to the top of the vat and one succeeded in grabbing the negro by his shirt, hut the cloth ing tore and he plunged into the deadly mixture. The bodies later I were recovered. THREE WOMEN HURT | IN STABBING AFFRAYS Colored Victims in Hospital After Attacks—Husband of One Is Arrested. Suffering from a severe stab wound in the abdomen, Matilda Moton, 44, 1321 Virginia avenue southwest, was taken to Emergency Hospital from her home late last night and given sur gical aid by Dr. Pinkerton. Police were told that another colored woman stabbed her with an ice pick while en gaged in an altercation. . During an altercation' at Twelfth and U streets last night between a young colored couple, Edward J. Smith, 19, and Maria Smith, his wife, 18, at 1905 Nine and One-Half street, the latter was stabbed in the back wdth a knife, police reported. She w%s treated at Freedmen’s Hospital by Dr. Chinn and the husband was arrested. Bessie Locks, colored, 28, 1235 Union street southwest, participated in a row with a colored man at her home last night and was cut in her right side. Surgeons at Emergency Hos pital dressed the wound. They said she was not dangerously wounded. Giant Tree Named for Jardine. LOGAN, Utah, July 4 OP).—ln honor of Secretary of Agriculture William M. Jardine, a giant juniper tree, recently discovered in Logan Canyon near here, and declared to be the oldest and largest one of its kind in the world, has been named "Juni per Jardine.’’ The tree has a cir cumference of about 28 feet and is claimed by local residents to be the oldest living thing, with the possible exception of the redwood trees in Cali fornia. Secretary Jardine was present at the christening, which took place at a reunion of the class of 1904, Utah Agricultural College; of which he is a member. |» DEBONO MURDER ] CASE COLLAPSED A!1 Attempts Failed to , Tie Matteotti Slaying to Italian Leader. BY HIRAM K. MODERWELL. By Cable to The Star and Chicago Daily New s. (News of the acquittal of Gen. dr Bono, former head of the Italian police, on charges of complicity in the Matteotti murder, was allowed to pass the censors, hut details of the findings of the Senate commis sion are told for the first time in this dispatch from Mr. Moderwell, irhich he was compelled to mail to Paris to evade the strict censor ship. Gen. de Bono ha# just been appointed governor of Tripoli, Ital ian territory in Africa.) ROME, July 1 (Via Paris, July 4.) — The trial of Gen. de Bono, whose ac quittal by a senatorial commission of innumerable crimes and misdemeanors alleged by his political opponents has just been announced, bids fair to be come one of the most famous in modern political history. The extent of the triumph of this general in the Italian army, former national police commissioner, chief of the national Blackshirt militia and military director of the Fascisti in the march on Rome, is only fully evident after careful reading of the mass of alleged or admitted crimes or irreg ularities, including active complicity in the Ma f teotti murder, which are mentioned -in the senatorial report. Charges Divided. The senatorial commission divided the charges into three classes—alleged acts of De Bono which, even if com mitted, do not constitute crimes; al leged criminal acts of De Bono the existence of which were not proved, and admitted crimes for which De Bono was not proved responsible. The commission found that many documents, official or private, by I which, it was alleged, De Bono's guilt would be proved It could not trace. Some alleged material witnesses fled from the country and could not be lo cated. Some material witnesses now are imprisoned, charged with the Mat teotti murder and therefore their tes timony is suspicious. Otherwise cred- I ible testimony was controverted by , functionaries of the government who were in a position to know the facts. Hence the whole case, laboriously built up by the opposition seeking to involve the Mussolini government in the Matteotti murder, collapses. The Senate found that De Bono had re ceived a commission of 400.000 lire on the sale of government war material to a private firm, but it was not prov ed that this sum was exacted from the firm as a contribution toward the expenses of the Fascist march on Rome or was paid him as a general 1 of the “Blackshirts" and not as an 1 individual. Could Not Fix Responsibility. The Senate also found that Rossi Marinelli, who now is accused of the Matteotti murder, conversed with De Bono two days after the murder ■ and urged him to be cautious about arresting persons tor it, out it was Wales, Shy His Tip 9 W ants One Badly On Big Horse Race i By the Associated Press. LONDON. July 4.—Evidently the Prince of "Wales, who sometimes backs a winner at the race courses, has received no inside information as to which horse was likely to win the Durban July Handicap, which was run today in South Africa. An Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Cape Town says a Kimberley sportsman named Nieuwoudt. thinking that Wales probably had obtained a tip, sent him the fol lowing telegram: “Be sporty and wire me the winner of the July Handicap." Yesterday Nneuwoudt received this message from Vice Admiral Sir Lionel Halsey, a member of the entourage of the prince, who is now visiting Rhodesia: "The prince wishes he knew." NAVY OFFICER KILLS SELF VALLEJO, Calif., July 4 (/P). —Lieut. Commander R. E. Bell. U. S. N., com manding the Destroyer Hazelwood, was found shot to death yesterday in his quarters aboard the vessel at the Mare Island Navy Yard. A shotgun was found alongside the body. Investigating officers indicated that it was a suicide. Explanatory notes were found. not proved that De Bono had prelim inary knowledge of the crime. The Senate found that assaulters of the opposition leader, Amendola, calmly proceeded tq the militia bar racks unmolested by the police, but it could not prove that the militia director, De Bono, was personally responsible for this lapse of justice, adding: “It should be remembered that part of the blame attributed to him may be explained by the lack of necessary preparation for so important an of fice with which he suddenly was in vested.” The Senate expressed criticism for De Bono for taking the whole Mat jteotti case away from the police and under his personal exclusive super vision, but it found that this might have been due to his zeal to track the criminals. Dumini Furnished Passport. It was found that Dumini, alleged [murderer of Matteotti, was furnished ! with a passport by national police, un der a false name and date—the date being falsified so as to appear it was issued before De Bono became police director—but it did not find that De Bono was personally responsible. Much evidence tending to directly im plicate De Bono in the Matteotti crime was found to be hearsay, either uncon firmed or denied by first-hand wit nesses. Donati, who originally made the ac cusations, has fled to France after formal threats by the Fascist leaders. De Bono is now free to bring charges against him for defamation of char acter, but he has not done so yet. The opposition demands privately— publicly it cannot do anything because of the press-assembly gag—that since De Bono is not guilty of crimes which the Senate found were committed by somebody, judicial measures be taken to find out who committed them. It'uiU’UiUt. bi JlutMoU Daily News Lo.) WEATHER HALTS SHENANDOAH TRIP Flight to Minnesota Planned for This Month Held Inadvisable. The flight of the dirigible Shenan doah to Minnesota, which had been planned for earlv this month, has been postponed for late August or early September. The change in plans, as announced at the Navy Department, was due to Summer weather conditions in the in terior and to the schedule of opera tions mapped out for the airship after her return from Maine. “Flying conditions over the sea In the matter of tomperature and free dom from thundershowers at this time of the year are satisfactory.” it was stated, “whereas the conditions in the interior of the countrv, with frequent thunderstorms and varying temperatures, make airship naviga tion inadvisable." While the Shenandoah probably could go to the interior safely, storms and other conditions prevalent there might cause a considerable loss of helium, which would not be regarded as justified. The program of the Shenandoah during July calls for tactical maneu vers with the battleship Texas off the Atlantic Coast. THREE ESCAPED CONVICTS WOUNDED IN PISTOL FIGHT Fourth Flees to Woods After Bat tle With Michigan Deputy Sheriffs. By the Associated Press MARQUETTE. Mich.. July 4 Three of the four convicts who es caped from Marquette prison Monday night were in a hospital at Iron Mountain today with wounds suffered in a pistol fight with officers near Sagola earlier today, while a fourth, also believed wounded, is sought ir. the woods. Early reports that Eddie Weisman. reputed leader of the quartet, had been killed in the fight, proved to be erroneous. It is understood his condi tion is not serious. Isadore Londe and Joe Deflorio, taken with Weisman. suffered a wound in the bhest and through the hand, respectively. Vance Hardy, fourth of the quar tet who escaped, is expected to be brought in soon. VICTIM OF 33,000 VOLTS. Special Dispatch to The Star. CUMBERLAND, Md„ July 4.—Ed ward Curtis Dick. 19 years old. son of John R. Dick, who sustained burns and shock at the plant of the Ameri can Cellulose and Chemical Manufac turing Co. here, died at Allegany Hos pital. A shovel he was using came in contact with copper wires carrying 33,- 000 volts. His clothe.- were burned from Ml body and key* in his pocket melted.