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MAN KILLS WOMAN AND ENDS OWN LIFE Mrs. Mary E. Smith and Law rence Bonausch Found Dead in Room. Following a quarrel, Lawrence Bo rausch, 37 years old. of 1362 Harvard street last night shot and killed Mrs. Alary E. Smith, 38, of 509 H street, a divorcee whom he had been courting three years, then turned the pistol on himself and sent a bullet through ills train, dying instantly. The shooting took place at the home of Mrs. Smith, who was a printer’s assistant at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Coroner J. Ramsay Nevitt, after viewing the two bodies, Issued a cer tificate of death by homicide in the «-ase of Mrs. Smith and death by sui cide in the case of Bonausch. Roomer Calls Police. Kqumers at the 11 street address tveae unable today to tell poUoo just what took place prior to the -hooting. .Miss Harriet Fridley, who has a room next to that of Mrs. Smith, and Rob ert R. Ward, 731 S’xth street, who was visiting Miss Fridley, say that Bonausch entered th» house about 5:30 o’clock without ringing the door bell and went direct to his sweet heart’s room. It was evident that Bonausch went to Mrs. Smith's room with the inten tion of “having it out.” as tie had locked the door and it was necessary for Motor Cycle Policeman Claude O. Rtipe of the sixth precinct to break it down after he had been summoned by Miss Fridley. When Rupe entered he said he found the body of Mrs. Smith lying by her bed and tha. of Bonausch stretched out near the d*or. Had Observed Jealousy. It was recalled by roomers at the Jl street address today that during the period of Bonausch's attentions to Mrs. Smith he had evidenced intense .iealousy, and about three weeks ago is alleged to have threatened her. Bonausch. police learn, was a pri vate chauffeur, and had lived at the Harvard street house fob about two months. Prior to this he lived on Columbia road. His parents, in To ledo, Ohio, have been notified. Mrs. Smith, according to tiie police, has been divorced about nine years. Tim couple were pronounced dead by Dr. Paul Porten of Emergency, who declared both had died imme diately. FIRST TAX PAYMENT DUE DURING MONTH! | Personal Bills Will Be Mailed. But j Real Estate Bills Must Be Called For. The first installment of the real i estate and personal property tax for the fiscal year 1926-1927 Is due this month, it was announced today by Tax Assessor William P. Richards. The personal tax bills will be mailed, J but the real estate tax bills will have j To be procured at the office of Mr. i Richards in the District Building. The j real estate bills will be mailed upon j request, however, providing the tax-! paver writes Mr, Richards giving his! address and the square and lot nurn- ! ber of the property owned. Preparation of the real estate bills j numbering approximately 76,000 have j been completed and they are ready for j distribution. These bills represent j about 175.000 pieces of property and j are based on the new tax rate of j Si.SO per SIOO of assessed valuation. ; The personal tax bills number about j to,oou. Duo to the higher tax rate Mr. Rich ards has estimated that the real es tate taxes for the current year will y.eld $17,000,000 and the personal property taxes about $6,000,00'). Revenue derived from the real estate tax last year amounted to $14,330,000. and from the personal property tax £5.446,000. The new tax bills call attention- To ihe change In the taxpaying months irom November and May to Septem ber ami March. As the law changing the taxpuving months does not become effective until December, the lirst in stallment of the taxes is due tills fr.omh, but next year it will be in (September. The second installment •>f the 1926-1927 taxes will be due in March. NEW TRIAL IS GRANTED IN ELKINS ESTATE SUIT; j Court of Appeals Sets Aside Judg ment Awarding Equitable In vestment Co. $176,000 Claim. The District Court of Appeals, in kn opinion by Chief Justice Martin, I today reversed the judgment of the ! District Supreme Court and awarded 1 •t new trial to Davis Elkins, S. B. I Elkins and the Davis Trust Co. of West Virginia, executors of the estate > t Richard Elkins, a son of Stephen i>. Elkins, a former United States Sen ator from West Virginia. The executors had been sued on an nileged promissory note for $150,000 by the Equitable Investment Co. of Washington, which claimed to have j jeceived the note by assignment from I .John Richmond. The verdict, includ ing interest, was for $176,000, and was returned March 12, 1924. Tin* transaction was said to have taken place in New York April 19, 1921. and the note was said to have, been given for the assignment by ■ Richmond to Elkins of a partnership interest in certain gas and oil prop erties. The executors attacked the j authenticity of the note, and during I the examination of Richmond at the ! trial counsel asked him what con-j sideration was paid him for the as i algnment of the note to a man named j De Mesa, from whom the plaintiff oh- j tained it. On objection of plaintiff’s 1 counsel, the court would not permit ; the answer. This, the appellate tribunal holds, was prejudicial error, and accordingly sejs aside the Judg ment. REVELLERS END IN COURT. Halloween Swells List of Those Locked Up to 157. Revelry among Halloween cele brants added to the usual Police Court congestion over the week end. swelling the total of those locked up to 157- This number, however, fell short of records of other week ends, when there was no holiday. < iollateral lists showed some 250 names, with the majority resulting in forfeitures. Arrests for ail offenses during the 48 hours ended at 8 o'clock this morn ing totaled 682, arrests for intoxica tion totaling 170. Twenty-two per sons were arrested for alleged illegal sale, possession and transportation of Intoxicants and 185 for alleged traffic violations. Character Is not ready made, hut it Victim of Bullet r WILLIAM J. BARBEE, JR. YOUNG RULE IS HELD FOR GRAND JURY IN SLAYING OF BARBEE (Continued from First Page.) again standing, the witness continued,' declared if any one cared to step for ward, he would boat him up. At this point, according to the witness, Bar- j bee, ids hands on his hips cried, “Why : don't you pick on some one j our' own size,” and took one step forward, j There was the flash of a gun, one shot and Barbee fell to the ground, ! the jury was told. After the shooting, it was recounted. Rule returned to the clubhouse, and invited two of Barbee’s friends to stay with him while the wounded youth was being taken to Walter Reed Hospital. Defense Attorney Welsh emphasized that Rule did not attempt to escape. Wallace’s testimony was corrobo- ; rated in virtually every detail by j Henry B. Dalby of 2138 California ! street, who was standing beside Bar bee at the time of the shooting. He said, in addition, that he, Barbee and Perkins, before leaving for the Pi Phi dance had visited the home of a friend | where they were given a small glass j of liquor, but he insisted that it was 1 not sufficient to make any of the three | intoxicated. j Testifies for Defense. The first defense witness was . Donald George Dow, 17, of 555 Ran dolph street, Washington, a senior at Central High School. He told the Jury that he and Rule. Jesse L. Ward. | Lawrence Garber, and several other j youths last Spring rented the cottage , on Burnt Mills road as a sort of club, j At the time of the shooting Saturday, j be said, these club members and sev- I oral other friends, including five girls ! J and their chaperon, were holding a j | Halloween party at the club, i Things were pretty dull, he said, ' i so he and two others took weapons ! i which they had at the place and did i I some practice shooting on a nearby I j hill. They had Just returned when I three cars bearing the Barbee party drew up. “There's a big gang coming up— a tough crowd—looks like they’re j drunk,” Dow declared one of his ] party cried. The girls were taken j ! inside the house and the boys pre- ] I pared to defend themselves, he de- j j dared. While he was hunting for j a club he heard some one shout “stop • that swearing,” which was followed | by a shot. Barbee Funeral Wednesday. Young Barbee was born in this city, j He was a member of the Maryland i National Guard, serving under Capt. j Clarence Sayer of Kensington. He j was graduated from Dev’itt Prepara j torv School last Spring, winning a j scholarship for his athletic skill, and j was captain of the Crescent foot ball team. It was his ambition to obtain an ap- j pointment to West Point Military I Academy, and he already had con- , suited numerous influential friends I with such a purpose in view. He is i survived by his parents and two sis- j ters. Misses Olyve and Helen Barbee, • Funeral services will be conducted ! at the home, 1822 Vernon street, Wed- ! nestlay afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. j F. C. Reynolds, pastor of Wesley I Methodist Episcopal Church and chap-1 lain of the Ist Infantry, Maryland National Guard, will otfieiate. Inter- j ment will be in Rock Creek Cemetery, j Washington. • D. C. LODGES OBSERVE “MASONIC SUNDAY’’ j i Assembled Members of Fraternity j; ! Hear Sermon by Rev. Dr. John C. Palmer. i I j i ■ Washington's observation of Ma- j sonic Sunday was held last night at |' the Washington Heights Presby- j J | terian Church, Columbia and Kab ] orama roads, of which Rev. Dr. John 1 > C. Palmer is pastor. , 1 Taking as his text, "Set your heart ! and soul to seek the Lord.” Dr. Palmer declared that God cannot be M proven by the physical senses. The J agnostic who declared that he “had ' searched the ends of the earth” with | out finding God took the wrong : course, contended the speaker, who : declared that to find God. one must j cultivate the spiritual vision. Masonic Sunday is observed in < i every city throughout the United States on the last Sunday in October, ’ that day being decided upon by the National League of Masonic Clubs. The Washington Masonic Club select ed the Washington Heights Presby- . terian Church for yesterday's ob- i servanoe, the third annual such cele- j i bration in Washington. • OLD CAPITAL RESIDENT DIES IN BRIEF ILLNESS;' Edwin L. Fuller, Shipping Board Statistician, Will Be Buried Tomorrow From Late Home. 1 i Edwin L. Fuller, 73 years old, Shipping Board statistician, died Sat- ! < urday at Homeopathic Hospital after j a brief illness. He was a native of < Philadelphia and had lived in Wash ington for 25 years. Mr. Fuller is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Marie Hartley of San Francisco, Calif. 1 1 Funeral services will be conducted j tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock at ! his late home, 3404 Seventeenth . street, by Rev. Robert Johnston of St. John's Church. Interment will take place Wednesday at Philadel phia. Three-Hour Quake Recorded. VICTORIA, British Columbia, No vember 1 UP). —A pronounced earth quake, lasting more than three hours,; was recorded here last night at Gon- j zales Heights observatory. The; temblor, which began at 5:41 p.m., j was estimated to be 400 miles distant, | off the Oregon coast. THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1926. TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS CAUSE DEATH OF 2 Mrs. Lucy P. Morrison and ; t Mrs. Cornelia Major, Hurt Recently Expire Today. i Deaths this morning of two persons injured in traffic accidents last month make a total of 11 traffic deaths last month and 69 during the current year. Mrs. Lucy P. Morrison. 63 years of age, 4726 Fifth street, one of the per sons who died this morning, was in jured about 8 o’clock the night of Oc tober 9, when an automobile in which she was a passenger was in collision with another machine, and was forced against the base of a lamppost at Il linois avenue and Decatur street. Mrs. Cornelia Major, colored, 65 years of age, 806 Twenty-fourth , street, also died this morning. She ! was knocked down by a street car ; near Washington Circle shortly before ! 7 o’clock the morning of October 27 I and h?r skull fractured, and she was ", not id< ntified until two days after the | accident. She died at Emergency Hos pital. Mrs. Morrison was riding in an automobile driven by Stanley D. Pur : cell, residing in Mrs. Morrison’s home, when the car of Edward S. Rainey, j 422 Twelfth street southeast, is re ! ported to have collided with it and forced it against the lamp post. Her nose was broken and her face and , body injured. She died at Garfield Hospital. Coroner Nevitt will conduct in : quests at the morgue tomorrow to have a jury determine the question i of responsibility for the deaths. Persons injured in traffic accidents over the week end were: Charles Vermillion, Fourteenth and Emerson streets; Charles Wengerd, 1319 Park road; Louis Sullivan, 1207 Thirty-third street; Burry Jarboe, 413 Second street; Virginia C. Weiler, 17 years old, 3956 Thirteenth street: Edwin Winslow, 22 years old; Mrs. Rose Mensh, 37 years i old, 1837 First street; Thomas Isbell, colored, 65 years old, 1808 New Jersey ; avenue, and Albert Bell, colored, 35 years old, 1543 Ninth street. COVELL EXAMINES TELEPHONE AFFAIRS Studies American Company’s Holdings in Local Firm With William McK. Clayton. A study of the American Telephone ; and Telegraph Co.’s holding in the | Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone j Co. was started today by Maj. W. E. I R. Covell, senior Assistant Engineer Commissioner, and William McK. I Clayton, newly-appointed temporary legal adviser to the Public Utilities Commission. The investigation will be made in connection with the probe of . the North American Co.’s in ; terest in the Washington Rapid 1 Transit Co. and other utility corpo rations in the District. Maj. Covell said he does not believe the La Fol lette anti-merger law, under which the legality of the status of the bus company was questioned, is applica ble in the case of the American Tele phone and Telegraph Co. Congress, he believes, passed a special act ap proving the acquisition of the C. & P. Telephone Co. stock by the A. T. & T. Co. FEAST OF CHRIST CELEBRATED HERE I Very Rev. Ignatius Smith in terprets Humanitarian Work as Proof of Progress. Progress in art, science, philosophy and theology, and the institution of hospitals, asylums and churches, all glorified by blood and martyrdom, are stations in the inarch toward the Kingdom of Christ, declared Very Rev. Ignatius Smith, prior of the Do minican House of Studies, Brookland, at the joint Holy Name service in the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception of the Catholic University last night, in observance of the feast qf Christ the King. “This march is continued in our own country here,” Father Smith de clared to the 3,000 persons who at tended the service, arid added: “It brings happiness to all peoples of all races and of all times. The Kingdom of Christ is not of the world, as He Himself said, but this kingdom is of Heaven, and the world must conform itself to His divine command in order to reach that heavenly kingdom.” First Observance Here. The service at which Father Smith spoke was the first observance here of the feast of Christ the King, which was added to the ecclesiastical cal endar last year by Pope Pius XI, and it was under ihe auspices of the; Washington section of the Archdiocese j Holy Name Societies, representing 40 | parishes. In conclusion, Father Smith de-* dared that the 2,000,000 members of the Holy Name Society were pledged to profess constantly their belief In the divinity of » hrist. Mgr. P. C. Gavan, spiritual director of the society, was celebrant of the vesper service and of the benediction of the blessed sacrament which fol lowed. Service With Candles. After the benediction each of the Holy Name members held a lighted candle while, as a body, they recited the Holy Name pledge in the darkened crypt. Right Rev. Thomas J. Shahan, rec tor of Catholic University, presided over the devotions. Music was fur nished by a choir of 100 men, stu dents and priests of the Dominican House of Studies. Officers of the Holy Name Societies, Washington section, who arranged the service last night, were Cornelius Ford, president; Harry O’Neill, vice president: Matthew Noome. secretary; John Curtin, treasurer, and Capt. Harry Walsh. Jamaica May Ban Panamans. KINGSTON, Jamaica, November 1 OP). —The legislative council of Jamaica purposes to retaliate against Panama on the question of emigra tion. A bill to provide that no Panaman having less than SSOO shall be permitted entry into Jamaica will be introduced. Recently the Panaman government passed a bill prohibiting the landing in the republic of Jamaican emigrant*. 4 TWO LEADS THAT FAILED IN SCRIVENER CASE k _ . . fSSHBL The revolver that ended the life of detective, found shot to death under mysterious circumstances, and tom tie that was gripped in his hand when the body was discovered, have thus far added only to the perplexity of police, who at first looked upon them as valuable clues. MORE STOPS IN D.C. FOR SIATE BUSSES Utilities Commission Hears Interfederation Plea for Better Facilities. Expressing its hearty accord in the general plan for logical development of adequate transportation lines into nearby Maryland and Virginia, to be embraced in the general Greater Washington development plans of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission, members of the District Utilities Commission today promised a liberal attitude in the granting of downtown stopping privileges to es tablished bus lines and favorable con sideration to any proposals that in sure development of trunk transporta tion lines from outlying sections along logical lines. The executive committee of the In terfederation Conference, consisting of President R. E. Plymale of the Ar lington County Civic Federation; Jesse C. Suter, president of the Feder ! ation of Citizens’ Associations of the District of Columbia, and Oliver Owen Kuhn, president of the Montgomery County Civic Federation, appeared be fore the commission, asking that greater liberality be shown by the Dis trict commission in granting down town stopping privileges, in order that present inadequate transportation conditions be rectified, and that some encouragement be given to companies desiring to operate in the suburban areas logically to be included in Greater Washington plans. Suburban Growth Restricted. Mr. Kuhn, speaking on behalf of the Interfederation Conference and the Montgomery Federation, declared that the present policy of limiting the loading and unloading privileges of already established bus lines and the knowledge that rights would be re stricted to new ones, had tended to re strict the logical growth of Washing ton’s suburbs and was antagonistic to the accepted theory of the Greater Washington plan that adequate through lines be established from the suburbs to downtown Washington. At present, he said, Maryland sections are restricted in their growth and people generally inconvenienced by in adequate transportation facilities. Should there be granted a large num ber of stops in downtown sections of the city and interstate busses be per mitted to take on and let off passen gers at a larger number of fixed points en route these lines naturally could be expected to not only live, but render desired service. Mr. Kuhn declared that the present move was not in the interest of one or many carriers, and that if present existing and operating companies would extend their facilities to care for the thickly populated areas outside the District, this would be satisfac tory, but that if the established com panies refused to grant such service, then the District Utilities Commission should entertain proposals from new companies who would insure needed service. These interstate companies, he said, should be permitted greater degree of latitude in the taking on and letting off of passengers within the District. Sees Curb on City Plans. The chief trouble today, he declared, was that the number of points within the District where bus lines could take on and let off passengers was so restricted as to place throttling curbs upon the development of out lying areas in accord with the greater Washington plans. This system, he said, worked to the disinterest of Washington merchants, to the disin- j terest of thousands of people residing in outlying sections but working in Washington, and was a great draw back to any company proposing to remedy the situation. Commissioner Bell declared there was no reason why the District Utili ties Commission should not extend the number of stops for bus lines within the District, and in this view lie was supported by Commissioners Rudolph and Dougherty. The commission suggested that the interfederation committee approach the traction companies to see if these could not be persuaded to extend their activities so as to embrace bus line systems within the thickly popu lated area of Montgomery County. In case existing operating companies re fuse to give the granted relief and establish routes in conformance to de sired ends, then the District Commis sioners would consider new proposals from other concerns desiring to tap the territories affected. Commission Sympathetic. The District commission declared that it might be expected at all times | that its policies in regard to the es- j tablishment of adequate transporta tion lines from suburban Washington, which in effect must become part and j parcel of the District of Columbia, would be sympathetic. Members of the Interfederation Con- ; ference executive committee will ar- ; range conference with the traction j companies most .interested in the mat ter of extension of service and deter-: mlnertheir attitude toward augment- j ing prevailing facilities. It is expect- | ed however, that if encouragement is not received, immediately new com- ! panies will file petitions for charter | with the service commission of Mary land and in turn file them with the District commission and ask certain rights for loading and unloading pas sengers within the District of Co lumbia. • BAND CONCERTS. Tomorrow. By the United States Soldiers’ Home Band Orchestra, at Stanley Hall, 5:45 o’clock, John S. M. Zlm mermann. leader; Evil A. Fens tad. second leader. SIX BABIES BURNED FAIALLY IN CRASH Mother Also Dies, as 2 Trucks Catch Fire After One Hits Trolley. • By the Associated Press. DAYTON, Ohio, November I.— A mother and six babies are dead of burns suffered in the wreckage of a truck when an automobile collided with an interurban car and another truck early today. Six persons were Injured, three possibly fatally. The deud: Mrs. Rose Mary Capozzi, 37, and her four children, William Ca pozzi, 5; Tony Capozzi, 4; Georgia Ca pozzi, 3, and Joseph Capozzi, jr., 1. Grace Alio, 3. Bernard Alio, Infant. Critically injured are: Mrs. Frances Alio, Joseph Capozzi, 39, husband of the dead woman and driver of one of the trucks. The accident happened when Jo seph Capozzi, bis entire family and Mrs. Frances Alio and her three children were returning home. Ca pozzi was driving a truck, and ahead was Sam Tripoli, taking his mother in-law, Mrs. Rosa Vitrano, home in another truck. Witnesses said that as the two trucks crossed a bridge, Capozzi attempted to pass Tripoli and drove his machine head-on into an interurban car. Almost immediately, witnesses de clared, the truck driven by Capozzi burst into flames, and the one occu pied only by Tripoli and Mrs. Vi trano, caught fire. Three of. the dead were riding in the closed cab of the Capozzi truck. Tony and Joseph, jr., were dead when they arrived at the hospital, and Mrs. Capozzi, William and Georgia Capozzi and Bernard and Grace Alio died later. STABS KILL YOUTH AFTER HIS BULLET GRAZES MUSSOLINI (Continued from First Rage.) not explode until it had fallen to the ground. Mussolini escaped unharmed. His assailant at that time was seized by a threatening crowd, but was pro tected from mob vengeance by the police. Four passersby were wounded by the bomb. On April 7 previously, just before Mussolini’s departure for Tripoli, Miss Violet Gibson, an Englishwoman, fired a shot which caused a slight injury to the tip of his nose. The attack was made when the premier was leaving a session of the Congress of Surgeons in Rome. Miss Gibson has since been declared insane by medical experts testifying at her trial. An attempt in November, 1925, was frustrated when the police discovered a plot to assassinate him btf the for mer Socialist deputy, Zaniboni. On Italy’s Armistice day, as the premier was on his way to make a speech from his residence, Zaniboni was found concealed in a nearby hotel with a high-powered rifle fitted with telescopic sights and set up in direct line with the balcony where Mussolini was to stand. Os the other two attempts on the life of Mussolini, no details were made public. One of these attacks was said to have been carried out. but without effect, by a royal guard at Chigi Palace in 1923, and the other in j 1924. when he was reported to have j been shot at while traveling by motor car from an outlying city to Rome. Deemed Divinely Guarded. The Italian people have come to look upon Mussolini as specially pro tected by Divine Providence. He. himself announced as the slogan of his life, “Live in danger,” and has repeatedly declared that he would carry out all his plans for the better ment of his country no matter what happened, or what dangers con fronted him. Recently a law was passed in Italy nuking it a capital crime to at tack the premier, to be punished by the extreme penalty. At the celebration of the fourth an niversary of the Fascist march on Rome last Thursday, Mussolini re viewed the progress made under Fascism. He prefaced his speech with the words: "It is idiotic to de , cry the regime of Fascism as having i produced an oligarchy with a cruel i and mysterious tyrant at its head. It l is equally absurd to accuse Fascism | of being an unpopular regime and an enemy of the working classes.” Mussolini went to Reggie Saturday to open the Po Railroad and, as he | put it, “to start the fifth year of i Fascism in inaugurating a new work, which does honor to the nation.” He left for Bologna, where he was received with a shower of flowers. I NEW SOCIALIST PAPER. ' French Deputy Will Edit Party Daily in Paris. PARIS. November 1. <JP) —A Social ist daily newspaper with a capital of 2,000,000 francs will be published at the beginning of 1927. The national council of the Socialist party haw reached this decision and designated i Leon Blum, leader of the party in the Chamber of Deputies, as editor-in chief. In proposing the project at a meet ing of the national council yesterday. Deputy Bracke said the Socialists could finance the paper by depriving themselves of only 10 "appetizers” during the forthcoming year. The proposal was then voted unanimously. HOUDINIS SECRETS OF ESCAPE LOCKED IN MYSTERY OF DEATH Magician Dies With Feats Unexplained Even to Own Managers. Son of Rabbi Won Fame by Offer to Duplicate Me diums' Works. By the Associated Press. DETROIT, Mich., November I. Harry Houdini’s mysterious feats of escape, which thrilled spectators ! throughout the world in his life, to- | day werp locked in the mystery of death. The magician, hailed by his fellow workers as the greatest of them all, died here last night, taking with him the secrets of how he escaped 1 from manacles, chains, coffins, strait jackets and other contrivances, per formances which no other man ever had duplicated under his challenge. Although lloudini wrote copiously on magic, the fruit of his quarter of a century experience as a conjurer, his managers announced that his own methods never were revealed. “His stunts were his own and not adapted from something some one else had done,” said B. M. L. Ernest, vice president of the Society of Ameri can Magicians, In explanation of his unrevealed mysteries. Great Skill In Escapes. Although lloudini performed the usual run of magical tricks and gained considerable notice for his untiring attacks on spirit mediums, the public probably was most attracted to his adeptneijs In releasing himself from almost any kind of confinement that could lie devised. In one of his favorite tricks he per mitted himself to be bound hand and foot in a box wrapped with ropes and chains and placed under water. Ho escaped from thousands of strait jackets, picked innumerable locks and freed himself while hanging from a derrick in manacles and strait jacket. Probably one of his most spectacular feats, also one of his latest, was when he was confined in a coffin under water for 90 minutes. This performance re sulted from his long-standing chal lenge that he could duplicate or ex pose any seemingly magic trick. Ray men Bey, an Egyptian man of magic, had been creating discussion by re maining in a sealed coffin under water for 19 minutes and he accepted llou dini's defy to duplicate the trick. Explained by Short Breaths. “Short breaths and conservation of oxygen did it,” was Houdini’s expla nation after he had bested th£ Egyp tian at his own game by remaining under water more than four times as long. Although Iloudini's appearance be fore the public began at the age of 8 as a trapeze performer with a circus troupe, he first turned his attention to the business of opening locks with out keys when he was apprenticed to a locksmith in Appleton, Wis., his birthplace, after his mother objected to a continuation of his circus career. The trick of opening handcuffs was discovered when a handcuffed prison er was brought into Appleton by a sheriff who had lost his keys, llou dini said the trick was known only to him, his wife and the prisoner. Cliallenge to Mediums. One of the magician’s standing offers, which he never had to pay, was SIO,OOO to any medium who could produce phenomena which he could not reproduce solely by his strength and mental agility. Holding that the I works of mediums, hypnotists and | mesmerists were spurious, he waged j a continuous war on what he termed their frauds, both through stage presentations and through l>ooks, in cluding "A Magician Among the Spirits,” and one intended to expose the medium who won the Scientific American award. lloudini was bom in Appleton April 6, 1874, the son of Rabbi Mayer Sam uel Weiss, later adopting the name by which he was known on the stage. lie was taken suddenly ill during a performance here and was operated on for appendicitis last Monday, peritonitis resulting. Ills widow sur vives. The body will be taken to New York in the bronze casket he carried everywhere. Died Mentioning Ingersoll. Friends of the magician said today that Houdini died with Robert Inger soll’s name on his lips. Houdini had been a close personal friend of Inger soll and possessed the largest collec tion of Ingersoll letters In the world. Houdini, however, was not an agnos tic, according to H. Elliot Stuckel, his personal manager. A statement issued by the family blamed Houdini’s fatal illness on a blow struck by a McGill University Houdini Leaves Casts of His Hands And Library to National Museum By Consolidated Press. NEW YORK, November I.—Harry j Houdini dealt little with such stuff j as premonitions, but his death Sunday in Detroit found him not unprepared for an untimely end. The famous magician, when the writer interviewed him in his New York home less than three months ago, had Just completed two metal casts of his hands, life-size repro ductions mounted in a glass case, and exhibiting every line and curve of those marvelous fingers which mock ed at the strength of steel. Likewise, the handcuff _Jking had had made a marble bust "of himself which he said would be the only stone or marker placed over his grave. The metal hands were willed by Houdini to the National Museum at PROTEST CANTON ORDER. American consular officers in Can ton have lodged a protest with the Cantonese government, asserting that it has violated treaty rights by com- ! pelling all ships entering the port of j Canton to submit to an examination i by officials of the newly created Chi nese Inspection Bureau, which acts independently of the regular Chinese customs administration. This is the second protest to be filed with the Cantonese government in the past few weeks. The first was made at the time the Cantonese authorities levied surtaxes on foreign shippers, which the State Department holds also to violate existing treaty rights. BERLIN LABOR CHIEF DIES. BERLIN. November 1 UP). —Robert Dissmann, 38, Social-Democratic mem ber of the Reichstag, died aboard the steamship Columbus from heart dis ease while returning from a trip to i Mexico, where he went to study trade ' union conditions. He was president of the German Metal Workers’ Union, reputed to b* the largest Individual trade union in the world. His trip to Mexico w'is under the auspices of the Interna tional Metal Workers’ Union. “ \ HARRY HOUDINI. I student at Montreal, October 22. The statement said some students had j gathered in Houdinl’s dressing room ; following a performance and one of | them struck the magician in the stom ach as a test of strength. Houdini winced and experienced increasing pains which culminated in his collapse a week ago. Some Notable Escapes. Some notable escapes by Houdini were: Broke out of the Siberian prison van in Moscow, Russia, In May, 1903. Leaped, heavily handcuffed, from the Belle Isle bridge into the Detroit River, December 2, 1906, and released himself under the icy waters. Leaped into San Francisco Bay, August 26, 1907, handcuffed with hands behind his back, with more than 75 pounds of ball and chain locked to his body. Freed himself from shackles espe cially constructed by workers at the Krupp factories in Essen, Germany, in 1901. FALTAI, BLOW IS DENIED. Montreal Friends Say Houdini Was 111 on Arrival. MONTREAL, November 1 (/P).— Harry Houdini did not die of an injury received on October 22, but was so sick when he came here that he was under care of a trained nurse, two men connected with his Montreal ap pearance asserted today. The magician's family in Detroit expressed the opinion that the fatal illness was due to a blow dealt by a McGill University student in testing the magician’s strength. Abbi Wright, manager of the local theater where Houdini recently ap peared, said Houdini was ill w-hen he came to Montreal and forced himself, with great difficulty, to go through with his performance. Dr. William I). Tait, professor of psychology at the McGill University, where Houdini delivered a lecture be fore the McGill Union, said there was no encounter between the magician and the student, as reported from Detroit. DOYLE LAUDS HOUDINI. British Author CalLs Spiritualism Only Issue Between Them. LONDON. November 1 UP). —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, noted author and spiritualist, today paid tribute to the late Harry Houdini as “the world’s master trickster.” “His death is a great shock and a deep mystery to me,” he said. “He w r as a teetotaler, did not smoke, and was one of the cleanest living men I have ever known. I greatly ad mired him, and cannot understand how the end came for one so youth ful. “We were great friends, lie told me much in confidence, but never secrets regarding his tricks. How he did them, I do not know. We agreed upon everything except spirit ualism.” THURSTON PAYS TRIBUTE. Houdini Classed With Barnum as . Showman by Magician. SYRACUSE. N. Y„ November 1 UP). —Howard Thurston, magician and for many years, friend of Harry Houdini, in a statement declared that Houdini as a showman was in a class with Barnum: in force of character he re sembled Roosevelt. “He would have been on outstand ing figure as a poltician,” Thurston said. “Life was a serious proposition with Houdini—-an indefatiguable work-J er, insatiable ambition, an aggressive enemy and a loyal friend. His love for his mother was his deepest emotion.” Washington, along with most of his remarkable library, chiefly devoted to works on the theater, to magic and the black arts. He was the lead ing authority on magic literature and had the largest magic library in the world, according to B. M. L. Ernst, vice president of the Society of Amer ican Magicians. The collection has been valued at $500,000, and was insured for $350,- 000. It filled most of the three floors of Houdini’s modest brownstone house in upper Manhattan. Houdini, Incidentally, was probably just as proud of his achievements as he was of his prowess with handcuffs, strait jackets and the wizardry of magic. I He exhibited proudly a wrist watch presented to him by a New York newspaper, engraved with his name as editor of the paper’s Sunday sec tion on the arts of magic. COBB IS GRANDFATHER. Daughter Bom to Mrs. Frank M. Chapman, Jr., in Italy. FLORENCE, Italy, November 1 j 04b.—The birth of a daughter to Mr. | and Mrs. Frank M. Chapman, Jr., at I their home here was announced to .day. Mr. Chapman is a son of Dr. Frank M, Chapman, distinguished New York naturalist, while Mrs. Chap man is the only child of Irving fi. Cobb, American humorist, who has been in Italy several weeks awaiting the event. Mr. Chapman came here in pursu ance of his musical studies. Mr. and Mrs. Cobb are having for America on the Conte Biancamano. NEW MAIL PLANES FLY. Machines Leave Milwaukee for Northwest Route Duty. MILWAUKEE, November 1 (/P).— Soaring into the sky. three cabin planes of the Northwest Airways Co. [destined for immediate service on the 'Chicago, Milwaukee and Twin Cities mail route, today took off for Minne apolis and St. Paul. Aboard the planes were officials of the company, which plans to carry passengers as well as mail on the Northwest route. The planes arrived here Sunday from Detroit. * m ARE KILLED IN GUNMEN’S FEUD Pal Slays Notorious “Killer” as Police Engage in Detroit Battle. By the Associated Press. DETROIT, Mich., November 1. The criminal career of James “Killer’ Cunniffe, sought In connection with a half dozen major crimes. Including murder and mail robbery, came to an end here yesterday in a furious pistol battle which cost the lives of | three other persons and resulted It the wounding of two more, j The “killer” and an unidentified t woman companion were shot to death j by a pal, a man known here as Wll I liam Olsen, who in turn was killed j by a policeman, but only after lie | had shot to death another officer and 1 wounded a bystander. The slain po liceman was Ernest Jones, 35. Patrol man Ephraim Rancour killed Olsen in the exchange of shots after he him [ self had been wounded. Ernest j Burns, a resident of a fashionable j apartment house where the shooting ! occurred, was struck by a stray bullet. Thousands on Floor. The officers had answered a cal 1 to the apartment house to investi gate a report of shooting there. When the wounded Rancour finally gained entrance he found the bullet-riddled bodies of UunnifTe and the woman, tv ho apparently had been slain b\ their companion. Approximately SIO,OOO in currency was scattered about the apartment and police e\ pressed the belief the three had quarreled over a division of the money, believed to have been loci obtained in robberies. Cunniffe, Olsen and the unman came here shortly after a series of crimes in New Jersey and New York in which Cunniffe was accused of par participating. Cunniffe was accused of being one of two men who shot and killed Frank E. Kearney and his son Rob ert near Hadley Air Field, on the outskirts of New Brunswick, N. J October 4. The pair were slain when the elder Kearney refused to give transportation to the gunmen, who, it was later learned, were planning to hold-up a shipment of mail. Ho was also wanted for the murder of Ernest L. Whitman, a bond salesman. In a. bank holdup at Bellemore, Long Is land, N. Y„ April 4. 1924. Another slaying with which Cun niffe was accused of complicity was that of John Enz, a mail truck driver and the robbery of more than $l5O, 000 in Elizabeth, N. J., on October 14. It was after this robbery that. Postmaster General Harry S. New ordered out the Marines to guard the mails. Esoaiied From Elizabeth. An elaborate search was conducted for Cunniffe and his companions and it was thought for a time they had been bottled up in the district about Elizabeth. They made their escape, however. Cunniffe, Olsen and the woman arrived here three days after the Elizabeth robbery and rented the apartment where the shooting or curred. A short time later a series of dar ing bank robberies were staged in Detroit. One bank was held up twice in two weeks, officials said Conniffe and Olsen answered the description of the men who participated in these robberies. Police today were attempting to identify Olsen, who is believed to have been a member of the notorious “Bum” Rodgers gang with which Cunniffe was associated. GASOLINE BURNS MAN. Becomes Ignited When Being Used to Clean Beds. George Edwards, 45 years old, 415 G street, was burned about the face and arms today when a can of gaso line became ignited while he was using the fluid to clean the beds In his home. Edwards was alone at the time of the accident. He was taken to Casualty Hospital In the sixth pre cinct patrol, but his injuries were said not to be serious. The fire was ex tingulshed by the No. 3 and No. 6 engine companies before It had done much damage. REEVES' TERM UPHELD. ■ - I ■■■ - » Ralph D. Reeves, former president of the Reeves Guaranty Co., must serve a term of two years and six months in the penitentiary, according to an opinion of the District Court of Appeals rendered today by Chief Justice Martin. The court upheld a conviction of Reeves under an embezzlement in dictment, in which he was charged with appropriating to his own use a promissory note of $3,825, said to have been the property of the com pany.' PIMLICO ENTRIES FOR TUESDAY. FIRST RACE—Purse. $1,300: 2-year-old* claiming: *1 furlongs. Alphabet ,08 •Indian Light... 104 Connadonna joi Juhn W. Weber., los* •Foreclose .... 107 Salto 112 Miss Grier 107 Foundation .... lot Ambition 104 Pomonke.v 112 •B. of the Rocks S 3 Gimia I>ee 108 Rock Light 115 •Olive Dexter.. 110 Handclasp 115 •Quadrille 110 •Matilda B S 3 Brootnoney .... 115 SECOND RACE —Purse. SI 300: 3-year olds and up: claiming; 1 ,v miles •Compromise ... 90 ‘Leroy •Star Falcon— 111 •Flying A1 lUB Powder 112 Highwayman ... 107 Zeod 107 Red Wingfield.. . 10H •Dreammaker .. 11l Grand Bey 117 •Green Blazes. . 104 South Breeze. . . 106 •Ensile 190 •Lady Bountiful. 104 Postman 11l THIRD RACE—The Pikesvilie Purse. 2-year-olds ' purse. SI.500; 6 furlongs. Buddy Bauer... 115 The Heathen... 123 I.assa l'»7 Flippant 107 tWand. Minstrel. 115 Poly 115 Weeburn 11° Brown Bud lift Lord Chaucer. . . 125 tbun Forward... 123 Sankari Ho tj. W’. Bean-J. P. Smith entry. FOURTH RACE —Pimlico Serial weight for age. Race No. 1; all ages: 53.000 added 6 furlongs. Taps 124 Sarazen 130 fßurd Helen. .. 108 tCelidon 127 Cu'jgeller 130 Cinema 124 t Macaw 137 Ebuford 11l Prince of Wales. 127 fCroyden 137 ♦Nedana 127 Shuffle Along. . . 130 JSklpalong .... 108 tßancocas stable entry. JK. E. Hitt-D C. Sands entry. IH. P. Whitney entry. FIFTH RACE—The The Southern Hand, cap: purse. $l.o00; claiming; all ages; 0 furlongs. Titana 95 Mlllwick ...... 116 Cupid’s Curse... 103 Gavotte 100 Gold Piece 113 Storm King.,,, JlB Big Heart 115 Tamarind ..... 108 SIXTH RACE —The Sudbrook Park, purse. $1,500: 3-year-olds and up: 1 mUe and 70 yards. Lancaster ..... 105 Festival 105 King Sulonlpn’s Big Blaze 107 Seal 118 All Gone 107 Traffic 102 Lord Martin.... 110 Gamble 107 Golden Spire... 114 SEVENTH RACE—3-year-olds and up: claiming: purse. $1,300: 1A miles. •Ruban Rouge... 11l *Senate ...... 97 •North Breeze.. 11l Moses 107 Federalist 11l 'Redstone 100 Alopex 121 Delusive 118 Hedgefence .... 118 •Alletache .... 109 Noreeland ..... 118 Rose Mist 114 •King O.Neill II 118 •Mysterious .... 184 •Prince Hablet.. 110 •Apprentice allowance rlalmnd. Weather, clear: track, heavy.