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15 \Veather Bureau Forecast. 1
Rain tonight; tomorrow fair; much
l ” colder.
Temperature—Highest. 46, at 2:45
p.m. yesterday: lowest. 40. at 8:30 a.m.
Full report on page 9.
Closing: N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 14
V •>,* Kiiiernl as second class matter
■*'' '* post office, Washington, I). <*.
Fire Breaks Out as 15 Blocks
of Dwellings Are Leveled
in Arkansas Town, Where
Storm's Fury Centered.
Aid Rushed to Stricken Areas From
Nearby Places, But Crippling of
Communication Hinders Relief
Work-Damage Wilt Run to
Hundreds of Thousands.
IV- (hr Associated Fn-ss.
\ late November tornado, travel
ing a zig-zag path through portions
( t Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas
and Missouri, turned Thanksgiving
into a day of sorrow for hundreds
<ji persons.
Related report- todax indicate 72
\ i re I,’lled and probahlv JbO or more
injured a-■ the twister tore through
several small eomimmities, mowing
d' iei scores of hoim's and disrupting
e.eumnui' atiuii. Damage was esti
mated .it several hundred thousand
Tlio storm. appai i■ 11 11 an intensi-
J|. aiaai el a disturbance wiiieh lias
lx on pushing eastward from the
j'tiiiie «"i>;<st, struck with its greatest
fm \ in central Arkansas, and then
moved norili through the center of
the state into .Missouri, where it.
brought il.atii and destruetioti to
several widely scattered communities.
Another ofishoot tore through Louisi
trna. towns just south of the Arkansas
border Heavy rains accompanied the
tv. ist nr.
Arkansas’ known dead are "8. Louisi
an., It*. Mississippi <* and Missouri 0.
Homes Leveled and linrncil.
I'eivr Springs. Ark., a town of
1.700. where It* were known to l*e
dead, saw la blocks of dwellings
destroyed the tornado turned the
north and west portions of the town
into a twisted mass of wreckage, j
.Many homes caught tire as they were j
blown over. One imcontirtned report
said that the death list might reach
So, and that from 50 to 7.j were
other fatalities in Arkansas in
cluded live in Oppelo, eight at Moscow
and one at Sheridan. Physicians and
nurses were rushed into the stricken
area from surrounding towns, al
though the breakdown of communiea
i ■ n hindered relief measures.
Itrandsville, just over the border,
was the tirst Missouri town to suffer,
l ive were killed there and more than
f'l injured. Nearly every business
building, a church and a community
halt were destroyed, Residents, many
of whom wa re enjoying Thanksgiving
litmer. had short warning of the storm
before it strut k.
Plyde Miller, a high school teacher,
\\ is killed and about 30 persons
were injured at Rig Piney, a small
inland town 70 miles southeast ot
h -re, last night. V irtually every |
building in Pig I'iney was demolished.
Next reports of tie tornado came
from Competition, a village of 07 in
habitants. 100 miles to the Non It. A
messenger from the town took word to
I.,'bunon that two had been killed, sev
eral injured and a number of homes
dost roved.
('oiunuinieution tin Oil'.
Knobviow, Me northeast of t'ompe
titioti. also was in the storm's path,
but with wire communication severed,
verv little concerning damage was
A heavy wind and rain storm struck
the eamt* of the Roxana Petroleum
« o . near I luynesvillo. La., killing
i.nd injuring 15 pet sons. Several oth
ers were reported missing. The sana
torium there reported that injured con
tinued to be brought in this morning.
Seven dead, four white and three ne
groes. was tit*- toll southwest of Mer
Rouge. La., just before midnight. The
high winds swept a path 100 yards
Wide for a distance of several miles,
crushing farm buildings and flattening
fe nees.
Mob Lott, farmer, and his wife were
killed when their home was crushed.
Their 13 children were all injured and
two of them died at a Monroe. La.,
hospital early today.
Nine persons, all negroes, were kill
ed near Marks. Miss., early today.
Thirteen other negroes were injured
find some of these are expected to die.
Plantations struck by the tornado
were those of <I) Smith, the tire, n
'River Lumber Co. and the P. M. 15.
h'e! r plantation.
\iii\Ws\s beaks mu nt.
{!S Dead \ccounted for in l-'our Com
LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. November
OP> Thirty-litre- dead had been ac
counted for today as a result of tor
nadoes winch twisted through central
Arkansas last night, dealing death
blows in four or more communities.
Relief and searching parties went
through tl'.e wreckage in Heitor
Springs. Oppelo. Sheridan and Mos
cow. where homes were demolished.
Heavy nuns, paralysis of light
plants and consequent darkness im
peded the work of giving aid to in
jured and counting the dead during
the night.
Aid went forward t<> H*'l>er Springs
by two relief trains which were sent
~ut from Kensett. junction point on
.he Missouri and North Arkansas
Railroad, <m receipt of teports that 13
or mot'.' were killed in that city.
The communities affected ware in
various dire nous front Little Rock,
i, one more than a hundred miles dis
tant. Wires were down in other parts
of Arkansas, and reports concerning
dantge in other sections wer.
ii. waited today with anxiety.
Prop'-rtv damage was estimated a*
several hundred thousands of dollars.
Fatalities reported were Heber
• g-. 1 • Oppcl. .- M -s. o\\ . S, an i
Sheridan. 1
Tiie north section of Hel*er yp: ci -
v. s devastated l two storms. Fu
'onthuicd on Page 7 Column 2.)
!- - *
Tornado’s Death Trail
i I
—\ —
Kan. \y\issou*K/
CIA-V. \
! \i
! Map shows how twister lore into
j central \rkansas front Oklahoma and
: broke into two distinct storms, one
'rushing north into Missouri, the other
south through Louisiana.
PN-10 No. 2 Leaves Isle of
Pines After Replenishing Oil.
Sister Ship Goes to Cuba.
| By tli* Associated Press,
j The Navy seaplane PN-10 No. 2,
j carrying Lieut, t'omdr. H. T. Bart
lett and his crew of three, took off tit
6:50 turn, today from Cape Francis.
Siguena Bay, isle of Bines, to eom
| plote the flight to Colon. Canal Zone,
, interrupted Wednesday morning when
the plane was forced down from lack
1 of fuel.
The cruiser Raleigh reported the
i PN-10 No. 2 Si miles south
jof the Isle of Pines at 9:05 a.in..
| Eastern tinje. She passed over the
idestrover Humphries, 351.6 miles
j south of there, at 1! o'clock.
| ('ape Francis' is on the western ex
| tremity of the Isle of Pines, making
j t lie distance to be traversed to Coco
i Solo Navy Air Station. Panama, 875
i statute miles.
I Comdr. Bartlett was reported in a
j message to the Navy Department to
| he traveling in the direction of Old
! Providence Island in the Caribbean
j Sea at So knots. - It was estimated
that more than 10 hours would be
; required to complete the Ison to Colon.
I'N-Ift No. I Is in Tow.
! The PN-10 No. 2 was one of the
; two Navy seaplanes which embarked
j on a non-stop expedition from llamp
ton Roads. Va., Tuesday evening for
jI he Canal Zone, t'omdr. Bartlett and
, his men traveled as far as Nueva
• Hero mi. Isle of Pines, where he was
! forced to descend for more oil. The
other plane, PN-10 No. 1, commanded
1 by Lieut. K. .1. Connell, was also forced
down after traveling approximately
j I.4XS miles from Hampton Roads. To
; day she was being towed to Guan-
I tanaino Buy with a broken connecting
l rod in her starboard engine.
1 Lieut. Connell reported that all
! members of the crew were well. He i
isaid the plane would need ; t new star
board engine and asked that equip
ment he sent him at Guantanamo to
j install the engine.
j Strangely enough, two of the crew
! of the PN-10 No. 1. which was hunted
' for 14L hours yesterday before the
I Cincinnati picked tier up at 9:35 last
night, had shared privation with John
! Rodgers on the memorable Honolulu
(light. They were Lieut. Connell and
1 Skil* s B. Pope, aviation pilot.
Problems Slill Unsolved.
With only meager details in their |
.possession, aeronautic officials were!
:at loss today to explain why the ;
No. 1 ceased communication with ;
L her guard ships, and why the No. 2
l ran out of lubricating oil. The Navy
' Bureau of Aeronautics was inclined
to assign the failure of the PN'-lOs j
' to insufficiency of seaplane motor
| power to meet the requirements im
! posed by the stanchness -.and
; weight of hydro-aero construction, i
1 So far as could be told from the
i laconic messages signaled from the
i pianos as they sped South, the
' navigators were doing till they could
to get maximum performance from
; their motors. Bartlett steered his
i plane 1.186 miles before descending.
1 and when Connell was forced down
' it was calculated he had traversed j
( t.44s miles.
Rear Admiral William A. Moffett.!
i liief of the Naval Bureau of Aero-
I nauties. not the least discouraged
j by the results, said that the flight
; showed the Navy had yet to solve
I certain problems in engine building
j to increase the range of her heavy
j planes.
! “We'll keep trying." he said. “It
will be noticed the new planes per
! formed beautifully as to seaworthi
• ness. None of our boys was any the
i worse off for his adventure.’’
Three Rescued From Launch.
CLE\ BLAND. Ohio. November 26
;4>i -Three men, storm tossed on Lake
Hrie aboard the tiny disabled launch
i Valencia all night off Ashtabula, were
! rescued today hr the steamer Mathiott
of < 'leveland.
| —— ——
| American, Two Years in Soviet Prisons,
Vanishes When Put Over Latvia Border
' Ry rab'«* to Th«* ''tar and Clm-apo Daily :
Copyright, U*«o.
i MOSi’OW. November 26. — Flitting j
! across the frontier. Julius M. Cheva- j
j lu r, an American who has spent two j
j years in various Soviet prisons, is j
j wandering, shrouded in the same so- 1
> creey as was his original arrest and
commitment to Solovetzkv Island in *
December 1924. j
i Chevalier's release across the Lat-;
■ vain frontier followed so quickly on;
the inquiry into the case by this c^r- 1
respondent of the public prosecu-j'
tor's declaration of willingness to or- j t
I r}«r his release, that officials, except j <
;!i puiice did not kn<»w 4he man was ;
1 out of prison until they attempted. i
k finitely to locate h.m. ,
Uht Sbenittg plat 1 .
Simpson Orders Di Martini
Jailed When He Appears as
Defense Witness.
Judge's Decision Blocks Effort to
Have Carpender Deny Pig
Woman’s Story.
| By tho Associated Prew.
J., November 26. —Felix di Martini,
employed as a private detective by
Mrs. Frances Stevens Hall after the
slaying of her husband and Mrs.
Eleanor R. Mills, was sworn just be
fore the luncheon recess in the Hall-
Mills trial today.
Di Martini, who has been threatened
with arrest on a warrant charging
him xvith being an accessory after
1 the fact of the murder, did not begin
his testimony, but was sworn that he
might be placed under the protection
lof the court. He spent the luncheon
recess under the custodv of the
George Si pci was on the stand as
the hour approached for recess, but
ho was withdrawn temporarily that
Di Martini might take the oath and be
immune temporarily from arrest. As
soon as the detective walked to the
witness stand from an anteroom, Alex
ander Simpson, special prosecutor, told
Inspector John J. Underwood to arrest
Blocked by Defense.
The Jersey City police official star!
ed toward the witness, hut Timothy
X. Pfeiffer. Mrs. Hall's counsel, and
State Senator J. Henry Harrison of
Newark. Di Martini’s lawyer, called
! attention of teh court to the fact that
the witnc'-'c was under the protection
lof tlio court Di Martini then retired
j with a sheriff’s deputy.
I It. was believed that a warrant would
| be served on Di Martini when he com
pletes his testimony and leaves the
courtroom. Senator Harrison said
that, when Di Martini is arrested his
counsel will have three alternatives —
siek an immediate hearing, apply for
bail or sue for a writ ot habeas coi
pus. The State will attempt to have
him placed in jail.
Di Martini was arrested in Brooklyn
on a warrant charging him with being
an aceessot y to murder, but was re
leased on an order from a New York
1 court. He has not been indicted.
The sensational incident with Di
Martini as the chief figure came after
j Sipel. a neighbor of Mrs. Jane Gibson,
: had been put forward to attack the
j woman farmer's story.
Experts Cross Examined.
Cross-examination of three defense
fingerprint experts was concluded, the
trend of the State's questions indicat
ing that an attempt may be made to
I show that enlarged photographs of
! fingerprints submitted by the defense
! ire not complete representations. Each
; expert was asked if the photographs
| were "distorted" and answered in the
J negative.
Justice Charles \V. Parker, presid
j ing. ruled at the opening of court that
Henry de la Bruyere Carpender could
not testify as to his alibi on the night
of the murder in an attack on Jane
Gibson’s story. The New York broker,
after denying that he had taken any
“letters or packages" from .\lrs. Hall’s
home on Saturday or Sunday, follow
ing the double slaying, as testified by
Stiite witnesses, left the stand. It
seemed doubtful, in view of the ar
rival of di Martini and tiie presence of
j other defense witnesses, that Mrs.
i Hall would reach the witness stand be
j fore tomorrow.
j Judge Parker today ruled that
j Henry de la Bruyere Carpender, Wall
I street broker, could not testify for the
i denfense to offest t lie testimony given
| for tiie State by Mrs. Jane Gibson.
Justice Parker ruled that the ques
i tion was not as to whether Car
j pender was generally competent as
j a u itness.
•fudge Explains Decision.
“Mrs. Gibson did not at this trial
j incriminate him either on direct or
j cross-examination.” said the court,
j “and if such things were not as
serted it would be futile to contra
dict them. There is no testimony in
I tiiis trial tending to place Carpender
j at the scene.”
j His ruling was that Mrs. Gibson at
| tiiis trial had only identified Carpen
! der as a man whom she had identified
1 in the story told at the preliminary
: hearing and that her latest story of
(.what she saw at the cra.bapple tree —
the one given at this trial--did not
name Carpender as one of the persons
she saw there.
Mrs. Gibson, in the preliminary
hearing on charges against Willie
Stevens and Henry Carpender, had
placed Carpender at the scene, and
in her cross-examination at tiiis trial,
Carpender was taken to her bedside
! to be identified as the man whom
j she had incriminated at the prelim
| inary “hearing.
Called to Stand.
After the decision that he could not
testify with reference to Mrs. Gibson's
accusations at the preliminary hear
ing. Carpender was called to the stand
to refute allegations that lie had car
(Continued on Page 4. Column 2.)
Apparently those responsible for his
safekeeping acted immediately upon
learning the prosecutor's position.
What became of Chevalier after he
crossed the frontier is not known at
Moscow. Whether he was arrested by
the Latvian police, whether he is in
hiding, feeling himself a citizen with
out a country, is not the concern of
the Soviet authorities now that he is
out of Russia.
Charles Ozols, the Latvian minister,
declared he was not advised of the;
transfer of Chevalier to his country.'
The latest Soviet announcement states]
that Chevalier was put across the bor-!
der on November 19.
Radio Programs—Page 42.
j Counsel for Gould Says Klan
I Aided Fight—Governor Re
pudiates Candidate,
I By thn Associated Press.
I AUGUSTA. Me.. November j
j Charges ol' excessive primary c;im
! paign expenditures against Arthur H.
j Gould. Republican nominee for the j
| I'nited States Senate, were laid at the |
i door of Gov. Ralph O. Brewster and)
J the Ku Klux Klan today by counsel |
j for Gould. At the opening of a hear !
ling on Gould's campaign expenses, !
• Gould's attorneys said that Gov.
Brewster had conferred with Imperial
I Wizard Evans coneerning proseeu ,
| tion of the charges.
Frederick W. Hinckley, counsel tor j
| the Republican nominee, declared in \
I opening the hearing before the secre- \
! tary of state that Gov. Brewster had |
j initiated the charges, and asserted
! that the eonferenee between the gov- !
j ernor and the Ku Klux leaders had j
i taken place in Washington.
Charges Prejudice Attempted.
Gerry K. Brooks of Portland, atlor- j
; ney for the complainant, Rev. A. K.
j Reigii. Methodist minister at Ran- j
j dolpli, in his opening summarized the |
specifications already tiled and said !
| that more would he shown during j
I examination of witnesses. Twenty-one 1
iof these specifications refer to ad- i
i vertisements in Maine newspapers, j
land tlie remaining to other expendi
: lut es which, it is charged, exceeded in
i total the $1,500 limit imposed by law.
State Senator Hinckley in his open
j ing said: “A most serious charge has
j been made against, a candidate for the
I highest honor within the power of
i citizens of Maine to confer. If sub
j stantiated, it renders him liable to
I perjury and forfeiture of his seat, i
j This morning a still more serious j
i mutter has arisen. An open letter, j
! signed by the Governor of the State of '
| Maine, appeared in which he pre- !
judged the case and sought to preju
dice your honor. If this statement
had been made before trial in tiny
• court of the State, l am sure the j
! governor would have been held in j
j contempt. His statements, I say. j
j were unfounded in fact, untruthful in j
| substance, malicious and for no other j
j purpose than to procure the election ;
; of the Democratic candidate.”
j Mr. Hinckley said that tHo gover- 1
I nor had given as his reason, con j
] science and his duty. “His conscience I
did not disturb him when, with his!
I connivance, two years ago tens of I
j thousands of dollars were spent to
secure his nomination as governor, j
! with the aid of the Ku Klux Klan." I
i Mr. Hinckley declared that the gov j
j ernor and Deforest H. Perkins, grand I
I dragon of the Ku Klux Klan of j
| Maine, had consulted with Imperial:
' Wizard Evans in Washington concern- j
; ing the charges against Mr. Gould. In
I Pittsfield last Sunday. Mr. Redman.
I the Democratic candidate, assured
] Klan leaders thathe would support the
!Ku Klux Klan principles, and Mr.
| Redman has promised to support the
j governor two years from now for
j election to the I'nited State Senate.
| Mr. Hinckley charged.
Rrewster Repudiates Gould.
Into the campaign upon which
I hinges Republican control of the next
1 Senate a fresh bombshell was ex
| ploded in the repudiation by Gov.
Brewster, Republican, of Gould,
i A special election to fill the vacancy j
I caused by the death of Senator Bert
: Fernald will ho held Monday.
!* In’ a statement published today
i Brewster charged that Gould had ex
j reeded the State’s law governing ex
-1 penses in the primary.
After this statement was issued
: there came the cancellation of a rally
j at Portland tomorrow night, at which
j Secretary Herbert Hoover was to
, have spoken, and a prediction by
members of the senatorial election j
' investigating committee that Maine j
i would likely receive its attention after j
| the election.
Gould's Scathing Reply.
In a scathing reply to s he gov- !
' ernor's letter Gould accused Brewster (
of being a Klansman and said hb
! Democratic opponent, Fulton .1. Red ,
man. was “peldged to support the
principles of the Ku Klux Kian if
| elected.”
i Gould was opposed in the primary
jby the Klan. A few weeks ago Rev.
j A. F. Leigh. Randolph clergyman and ;
i Klan worker, lodged accusations. ■
j These charges are that Gould violated i
the Maine law which limits expenses 1
to $1,500. Gould's expense statement |
I showed disbursements of slightly more j
j than $1,300.
In a statement published today, the I
| governor says these charges constitute j
"the reason why it has not seemed j
j possible for raoJuj go U’".n the Repub
h.'ontinued ouHFagq <*, Column 7.)
! - ——— "
Assails Candidate
i j
King Reported Better—Prince ;
Carol's Marital Troubles Wot- j
lying His Mother.
i li.i « . 1 1 >I ■ to Tin Stm- anil (Tib/ngn ltaily
News Copyright.
VIENNA. November -C. —The Ru
j manian court chamberlain, -M. An
| geleseo, is on his way to Cherbourg
! to greet Queen Marie on Sunday for !
I King Ferdinand and deliver a report I
on the King's health and on political i
! developments during her absence, for
the Queen is a most important per
' sonage in polities.
j The King, while weak from fasting,
jis now gaining weight and his eondi
] tfon is not critical.
; The parliamentary vote excludes any
, immediate stei>s in changing Prince j
t’arol’s present status. However, the j
Queen, as his mother, seems to he |
worried about Carol's divorce develop-'
I ments in Paris. It is certain that a I
j family reconciliation with Carol has
' been effected, hence the Queen is now ;
I worrying about how to straighten out j
I Carol's marital entanglements.
Queen Marie has an engagement
; for December 10, to open a charity
! benefit in Bucharest.
I !
President of Pittsburgh Concern j
Succumbs to Pneumonia at
• Age of 61.
! By the Associated Press,
i PITTSBURGH, November Lti.—YYil
| ham Larrimer .Jones, til. president of
| the Jones & Eaughlin Steel Corpora
tion, died at his home here last night
from pneumonia, after a brief illness.
Mr. Jones had l>een head of the
concern since it was formed in 19-2
through reorganization of the Jones
& Eaughlin Steel Co.
Following his graduation from
Princeton in 1887. with a bachelor of
science degree. Mr. Jones entered the
South Side works of the company here
as assistant to his father, the late
Thomas M. Jones, who was general
! manager. He succeeded his father as
general manager at the latter’s death
in 18S9, and in 190 t? was named vice
1 .resident. He served in that position
until he became the first president of
the newly formed Jones & Eaughlin
Steel Corporation.
Mr. Jones was a member of the
American Iron and Steel Institute
and the American Institute of Mining
; tnd Metallurgical Engineers. He
I leaves one son, William larrimer
| Jones, ir.
1 Gift From Mississippi Was Intend
ed for Thanksgiving.
A full-grown male raccoon lias been
i added to the animal colony at the!
: White House. This animal, the pres-!
! ent of Vinnie Joyce of Xittavuma, l
Miss., arrived at the White House!
; yesterday, and. according to the let- j
iter received in advance, was intended i
>to grace the White House Thanks- !
j giving dinner. Since arrival this rae
j coon has been kept in a small cage,
i in which it was shipped, and which
j has been placed beneath the rear
' portico.,
! The President is represented as!
! never having eaten coon and has not j
I decided whether to keep the animal i
-is a net. turn It over to the White
House ch'.'l o: send it to the Zoo.
Wardman Project Bordering
Rock Creek Park Objected
to for Height.
An application of Harry 'Wardman
for a change in the zoning of a large
area between Woodley road. Twenty
, eighth street, Bock Creek and Po
! tomae parkway so as to permit the
erection of a group of five large apart
ment houses at a total cost of ap
proximately $5,000,000 was denied by
the zoning commission today at an j
executive meeting in the District
Mr. Wardman’s plans called for an
i apartment house development unique
!in building construction. Each of the
: apartment buildings would be eight
stories high, and combined would
have a total of 787 apartments. The
commission turned down the appli
cation. it was said, because it felt
that apartment houses eight stories
high bordering Rock Creek and I’o
• tomac parkway would not be in keep- j
I ing with the surroundings.
Petition Received ill October.
; 'file Wardman petition lias b*-en ■
j under consideration by tiie cominis- (
sion ever since the public hearing in j
October. Tiie proposed change in j
zoning met with no objection at the j
hearing and carried tiie indorsement |
of the Federation of Citizens’ Associa- j
Tiie commission also disapproved
three of the four proposed changes
in zoning which were considered at
jan afternoon session of the public
hearing Wednesday. The only one
sanctioned involved the property
bounded by Randolph street. Eighth
street, Quincy street and Georgia
avenue, which was rezoned from
residential B, 40-foot height area, to
residential B, 60-foot height area. |
The applicant for the change lias j
planned to erect an apartment house ,
in this territory.
Three Applications Denied.
• The three applications for changes
jin zoning denied follow:
Property on the west side of
Twenty-fourth street between Wood
ley road and Calvert street, which
the applicant petitioned to be
changed from residential B. 40-fool
height, to residential C, 60-foot
height; property on the northeast
corner ot Massachusetts avenue and
Thirty-eighth street, which the ap- 1
! plicant asked to be rezoned to resi
! dential C. 60-loot height, and prop
| erty abutting tiie east side of Georgia
j avenue between Yarnum and Allison
j streets, which was proposed as first
| commercial 60-foot height area.
CHERBOURG, November 26 <A>). •
Loie Fuller was angry when she dis
embarked here today from the steamer
Majestic with her troupe of dancers i
because of American newspaper com
ment regarding her friendship xvith
Queen Marie of Rumania.
.She insisted that there was no
trouble between tiie Queen and her
self while she was in the Fnited
States, and said that she xvas happy
to have witnessed the xvarm welcome
tiie people of the United States gave
Queen Marie.
Woman Juror Faints at Murder Trial
Os Englishman Accused of Love Killi

Jly the Associated Pres?.
MAIDSTONE, England, November
2G.—The “Stella Maris” murder trial
was dramatically interrupted today
when one of the two woman jur
ors, overwrought by the testimony,
i suffered am emotional collapse.
Alphonse F. A. Smith, the socially
| prominent defendant, accused of mur
dering his friend. John T. Derharn,
i at the Smith villa, Stella Maris, last
August 12. was on the stand.
With streaming eyes he related how
ihe had written a love letter to his
! wife just before the tragedy, which
| the prosecution charges resulted from
I intense jealousy over Derham's at
tentions to Mrs. Smith.
Women among the spectators sobt>ed
as lie told his story. Then suddenly
one of the two women in the jury box
screamed agonizingly and fainted.
! < "ourt was suspended until she could
The prosecution concluded the out
i lino of its case this morning. As
Smith *«oh the stand lie began the
story ul’n which his life hangs Per
i/P) Means Associated Press.
Head-On Collision
Fatal to 2 Horses
On Park Bridle Path
By tin* Associated Press.
NEW YORK, November 26.
Two young women riding horses
in Central Park yesterday escaped
serious injury when their mounts
crashed in a head-to-head colli
sion which resulted in the death
of both steeds.
Miss Georgia Engelhard, 20-
vear-old art student, was gallop
ing with friends on a bridle path
in a tunnel under a bridge when
Miss Tris Bernstein approached at
a gallop and the two horses col
lided. One was killed instantly
with a broken netk and the
other’s leg was broken and it had
to be killed. Miss Bernstein was
unhurt. but Miss Engelhard s
hand was broken.
Calls in Mellon and Lord After
Completing Three-
Week Task.
President Coolidge has completed
his annual message to Congress after
three weeks of work.
This was learned today following
a conference with Secretary of the
Treasury Mellon and immediately
afterward with Brig. (.Jen. Eord. di
rector of the budget, regarding Gov
ernment finances, a subject which
will be emphasized in the message.
All that remains now for the Presi
dent to do before sending his handi
work to the public printer is to edit
it carefully, a task which the Presi
dent applies to phraseology more
than to content.
Secretary Mellon was closeted with
the President before ft o'clock and re
mained with hint half an hour, dur
ing which time the President is
understood to have read to him cer
tain passages from his message.
Following his conference with the
President, Gen. Eord said that the
budget estimates for running the Gov
ernment for the next lis. al year have
been completed and are practically
ready for the printer, and he inti
mated that the total appropriation to
he asked will slightly exceed appro
; priations for the present year. This,
| he explained, is due to a natural in
i crease in Government activities and
| not to any inclination on the part of
the administration to abandon its pro
gram of economy.
The President has not announced
wheth.-r he will go to the t upitol and
read his message to the joint session
or merely send it to lie read. Last
year the President was in Chicago
and his message was read. Previous
j iy he read them.
• *
j -
; Chilling Rain Tonight Will Bring
Drop—Storms Complicate
Sunday Forecast.
A chilling rain tonight, followed by
a tirop in temperature, which will
bring freezing weather tomorrow
night, was foiecast today by the
Weather Bureau.
The storms atal variations in liaro
metrical fields which affect Washing
I ton from a distance, however, have
presented such a complicated schedule
of activity that the weather man hesi
tated to predict just what sort of a
Sunday the District would experience.
In the Maryland mountains and in
| West Virginia snow Hurries are e:
peeted tomorrow, with low tempera
tures prevailing, and the temperature
throughout the North Atlantic terri
tory, as well as the Middle Atlantic
States, is scheduled for a considerable
fall tomorrow.
[ Cold-wave warnings have been is-
I sued for Pennsylvania. W est Virginia
| ami western New York. From (’ape
Hatteras to Maine southeaster' warn
ings are being displayed today, tint a
storm of marked intensity over Lake
Michigan is expected to move north
eastward and thereby cause southeast
and south gales tonight to shift west
erly tomorrow.

MUNICH. Bavaria. November 2*'
j (/P). —Gen. Erich Ludendnrff. first
j quartermaster general of the German
j army in the World War. underwent
; an operation for a serious case of
goiter at the surgical clinic of the
University of Munich today. The
operation, performed by Prof. Sauer
bruch. is reported to have iieen suc
cessful. and the patient's early dis
charge is expected.
The goiter was so far down in
Ludendorff’s neck as to interfere se
riously with his breathing.
brim's widow entered the courtroom
and took a seat in the rear.
Smith related that h<> was horn in
Canada (lie is a grandson of the late
Hugh Ryan. Canadian railway builder)
and that he first met his wife in ISIS.
Emotionally he told of his love for h* r
arid the three babies that had come to
A year ago ho met. Derham. and
j they became great friends. Then I»i
! ham stole his wife. Smith, frantie.
• »egan drinking and finally bought a
revolver, with the sole idea, he said,
of committing suicide.
However, his wife promised to
abandon Derham. Smith wrote his
wife a letter saying that he had been
in hell, but that she had given him a
| glimpse of Heaven. It was at this
point in the testimony that, the woman
juror collapsed.
Smith said he found. howevVr, that.
Derham and his wife were continuing
their relations. Then came the tragic
night in August. Smith swore that
he intended to commit suicide, but
that Derham was accidentally shot in
a struggle.
“Front Press to Home
Within the Hour 9 *
The Star's carrier system covers
every city block and the regular edi
tion is delivered to Washington home#
as fast as the papers are printed.
Yesterday’s Circulation, 89,744
Ruling Due Monday on Claim
of Oil Man to Immunity
on Senate Statement.
Counsel Spend Day Arguing Adnns-
I Eibility — Jury Sent Out Dur
ing Controversy.
j The debate over the .atimissii.tlii \
i of records of the Senate loafing ii
-1 ft 24 which would show that K<i \a
E. Doheny loaned I•»(*.(•<>•• in Aibet
B. Fall developed such a knotty qip*'
tion that the trial of Doheny nod s?v
in the District Supreme Court or:
charges of conspiracy to defraud th
| United States was halted this aft<
j noon at 2:30 o'clock while .lustiet
I Adolph A. Hoehling took the math ;
I under advisement.
There will be no session of the
court until Monday morning, it was
announced, when .Imlgc llochling will
render a decision upon a point whan
supports, to some extent, the Gov
ernnient’s ease. Judge lloehlitv.-
characterized the question as grave
and important.
It was announced by Justice Hoeh'.
ing that after Monday court will b
in session every day except Satin
day. and night sessions are even j»>s
sible, the court intimated, to expe
dite the case.
Voluntary Idea Stressed.
Government counsel contended lb
Doheny appeared before the coining
tee as a “volunteer” and there!.;,
waived any immunity which would
ordinarily attach to his testimony and
forbid its use against him in a < rim
inal case. Doheny's counsel relied oti
the verbiage of section Soft of the Us
vised Statutes, which provides that
"no testimony given by a witness be
fore either House or before any com
niittee of -either House of t ’ongress
■ shall be used as evidence against him
I in any court except on a prosecution
I for perjury committed in giving such
l testimony.” The admission of the
I Doheny testimony should therefore be
i denied, they urged.
I “We contend.” said t Hven J. Rob.
j erts. Government counsel, “that no
j public policy and no law protects sin b
j a statement in either a civil or a erim
' j inal court.’’
immunity Phase Argued.
j Roberts asserted that constitutional
j and oilier legal provisions affording
j immunity wore never meant to attach
j to volunteers, for if it did, then per
i sons fearing evidence might be dis
cloned against them would rush to
j committee meetings and make state
!: merits in the hope of warding off pros
| volition.
I Attorney Fi ink ,i (logon took up
Mire argument for the defense. lie
! combated the statement of Roberts
’(that built-in was “volunteer- and
i pointed out from tin- record tha* th-
I committee had issued a subpoena
(against Mr. Doheny. and lie had lx* n
■ sworn at the request of Senator
[Thomas J. Walsh, committee investi.
| gator.
i While he had boon ey»-used on the
I' preceding evening. Mr. Doheny. ac
cording to the record, gave testimony
the next day when the session of tin
I eoininitt*-e "resumed.'' according t• ►
! the record. .Mr. Doheny was under
j subpoena and was in no manner i
j “volunteer." insisted Mr. Hogan.
Argument \lso for Pall.
• Vnc!tiding his argument. Mr. Ilogan
pointed out that the Government has
! not proved the conspiracy as charged
j in tlie indictment, and has not even
j proved that a loan was made to Fall
jby Doheny. it now jumps, he said.
J from the contract of Ift22 to the hcar
i ing before Hie Senate committee 1'
: months later to prove the loan and
[seek to establish a conspiracy. If such
I conspiracy ever existed, the lawyer
| stated, it terminated with the tinding
i of thf contract of 1!*32.
Attorneys Wilton .1 Lambert and
! Levi Cooke argued for Mr. Fall
! against the admission of the « videnet
! Lainbeil elaimed that as far as til
i record of the trial discloses, the Sen
< ate eornmitte had no authority to take
| testimony at all. and. therefore, am
; tiling testified there would Is- inad
| n issibl* . Mr. Cooke referred to a let
! ter written by Fall to the committee
, i supplementing his testimony, and ii
, j sbted that it could not Is- read in'--
the record to the detriment, of Mr
! Doheny, and. likewise, tie- statements
of Mr. Doheny should not In- rcveal-d
i against Fall. Mr. t ooke said Congress
; would tie hampered in its investiga
j lions if it is shown that the immunit-.
' ! of the statute provides no protection
• ! and that statements given to the com
j rnittees may rise to smite the person
i testifying.
Argue Technical Point.
i A battle of legal wits began when
■ Attorney Roberts opened the Govern
merit’s argument- 1 in Is bail' of : idntfs
sibility of the record. In a ruifslieb
-1 fli-- Government's contention is ti n
Doheny appeared voluntarily bef<>>
i the Seriate investigating commute*-
and tha. as a result he waived ini
munity that otherwise would have O'
1 taehed to him in a ••nr.i ual proceed
i ing.
| Judge Hoehling stated that tli*
‘presence of the jury during the arg ■
[merits ot the constitutional question-
I was unnecessary. They were con
id noted. therefore, bat k to tlieir quat
ters in the buildirig.
i Mr. Ror*e»"ts read from the records
! to show that on January 24. 11)24.
i the oil magnate appeared before the
j Senate committee and volunteered
i testimony that he had loaned Fall the
j sloo,<M»t) in November. 11G1. The r.e
--: ords showed first tliat Itoheny ha-l
I* appeared before tin- eornmitte*- voi
untarily on Itecember 3, lft23, and
then again on January 24 ft was a'
j this tearing on January 24 tha* the
j oil man volunteered information
i which is living used as the basis of
: the Government's conspiracy suit.
Wished so Produce Note.
, Mr. Doheny was not subpoenaed
' until January 23. The records show
| ed he appeared at the hearing and
j stated that although he had been
j subpoenaed the night before, bis an
! pearane-.* that *lay was viduntar;- and
j }i<* wished to produce the note which
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