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Montgomery County Search
for Clues Produces No
Important Results.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
,- ROCKVILLE. Md.. July 23 —Al
though more than two weeks have
♦lapsed since Edward L. Mills,
Darnestown district farmer and dairy*
fnan, was shot to death in a held near
his home, the identity of the slayer
still is unknown, and apparently no
progress has been made toward the
solution of the mystery.
Residents of this section, however,
are convinced that the county author
ities are in no way responsible for
the failure of all attempts to date to
apprehend the murderer or to un
cover effective clues to his identity.
Mii li Work on Case.
From within a few- minutes of Mills'
death, the authorities have been in
dustriously at work on the case, un
der the direction of State’s Attorney
Robert Peter, jr., and Chief of Police
Alvie A. Moxley. During much of
this time the local men have been as
sisted by two Baltimore detectives as
well as’by former Deputy Sheriff J.
The investigation, it is believed
here, has been as thorough as possible,
but so far without any tangible re
sults. Although State's Attorney
Peter makes no attempt to conceal
his disappointment in the fruitlessness
' of the search for the slayer, he said
today he has no idea of abandoning
the investigation and his men were
hard at work again today.
Raymond E. Kennedy, head of a
private detective agency in Baltimore,
who entered the case last week, re
sumed his investigation today, follow
ing a visit of several days to Balti
more. He tvould not disclose the
nature of his work here.
Interview 170 Householders.
The four county policemen, Roy
Bodmer, Douglas Dosh, Oscar Gaither
and Dean Wilkinson, who were in
structed by Mr. Peter to canvass every
home within several miles of the
Mills farm, in a search for additional
information bearing on the murder,
have interviewed 170 householders in
approximately half the territory, with
out results. They expect to complete
that phase of their investigation early
next week.
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Police Believe Carolinan Vic
tim of Mysteriouc
; By the Associated Press.
1 ASHEVILLE. N. C., July 23. i
: Slouched down in a chair on the front <
porch of his brother's home, in the
* Pole Creek section, a discharged shot* ;
; gun across his knees, the lifeless body
; of James W. Tinsley, wealthy bachelor I
; of 50 years, was found early today
■by neighbors passing along the |
• Wavnesville Highway. Investigator^
•’ from the sheriff’s office believe Tins
■ ley the victim of a mysterious mur
: der.
Near the body was found a small
; flint stone weighing about 4
, pounds. Examination of the body re
vealed a bruise on the right temple.
On the chin was a slight cut. The
' dead man had bled at the mouth and
nose. Apparently no other injuries
had been inflicted.
Neighbors on finding the body noti
fied the sheriff here.
Three deputy sheriffs and Coroner
; Carroll were dispatched immediately
the scene.
--C Mr. Tinsley had been dead for 13
hours at S o'clock this morning,
-Mr. Carroll said. Apparently death
had resulted from cerebral hemorrhage
as the result of the blow on the skull.
The house was deserted when the
officers arrived. According to them,
Jt has been occupied in recent years 1
by Walter Tinsley, brother jf the ■
dead man, who, according to the J
/sheriff’s office, finished a sentence on ‘
the Buncombe County roads only a
. few days ago. A son of Walter 1
Tinsley is also said to have resided '
James W. Tinsley only recently re
turned to the section from the Far
West, where he had resided for more
than four years. Neighbors told in
vestigators Saturday that he came
.back to North Carolina with the idea
. <rf selling the old homestead. The
. 3Pole Creek section is located on the
Asheville-Waynesville Highway, a
mile or two east of Candler.
President of Ohio Firm Says Rumor
of Non-Union Employment
Is False.
By the Associated Press.
AKRON, Ohio, July 23.—Danial that
the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.
was installing machine guns prepara
tory to opening its coal mines at
Adena, Jefferson County, on a non
union basis was made here today by
F. W. Litchfield, president of the
“This report is entirely untrue,’’
President Litchfield said. "It prob
ably started from the fact that we are
installing loading machines for trans
porting coal from the mines.
“No decision has been made yet as
to the opening of the mines, although
our miners have urged the company
to do so. Our miners are given free
rent and coal during the shut-down.
Our situation at Adena is peaceful
and no trouble is contemplated.’’
•Named as Officers in Reserve Corps
of Army.
‘ Eight more residents of the District
of Columbia have been commissioned
by the War Department as officers in
the Reserve Corps of the Army, as
John W. Oehmann, 1253 Lawrence
street northeast, colonel of Engineers;
Richard D. Smith, 1954 Columbia road,
second lieutenant of Field Artillery;
John D. Powers, 90 New York avenue,
second lieutenant of Engineers;
Berkeley E. Nelson, 225 Cedar avenue,
Takoma Park, second lieutenant of
Field Artillery; Carl H. West, 78 V
! street, second lieutenant of Engineers;
George L. Hart, jr„ 3901 Jenifer street,
second lieutenant of Engineers; Fred
, «ric H. Chambers, 1725 H street, sec
ond lieutenant of Engineers; Arthur
1 V?. Griffith, 1711 Riggs place, second
! lieutenant of Cavalry.
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Above: New Woodridge School at
Central and Carlton avenues north
east. Center: Addition to Hines Junior
High at Seventh and Pennsylvania
avenue southeast.
Below: Removing one of the portable
buildings at Peabody School, Fifth and
I) streets northeast. The new building
program has made this possible.
U. S. S. Allen Leaves With
Third Fleet Division
for Maneuvers.
V.'ith the Third Fleet Division
aboard, the United States destroyer
Allen, training ship of the Naval Re
serve Battalion of the District of Co
lumbia, left her berth at the Washing
ton Navy Yard shortly after noon yes
terday for the North Atlantic Ocean,
where she will join the scouting fleet
for two weeks of maneuvering, during
which target practice will be held.
The vessel made a leisurely trip
down the Potomac, so as not to dis
turb the pleasure craft by the wash
of her big propellers, but as soon as
she entered the bay, full speed was
hooked up and the vessel today is
making a fast run up the coast for
New York, where she is due shortly
after noon. The remainder of the
day and night will be spent there, to
give the officers and’ men a short
respite ashore before going out to join
the fleet for the intensive day and
night war games.
Lieut. Comdr. A. S. Wolfe, U. S. N.,
commands the vessel,. while Lieut. S.
W. Stinemetz is in command of the
division which is taking the cruise.
The men settled down in their billets
while cruising down the river, and
by the time the fleet is joined they
will be familiar with their jobs.
After a week of maneuvering the
vessel will return to New York,
'•anchoring in the North River at one
of the naval anchorages next Satur
day and Sunday for liberty for the
men, and then will go to Gardiner’s
Bay, at the end of Long Island, for
practice with the big guns aboard the
vessel. The target practice will com
plete the drills and maneuvers, and
after performing this duty Thursday
week, the ship will be detached from
the fleet and start her homeward
bound voyage.
Dirigible May Fly at Once From
Belleville, 111., to Virginia.
SCOTT FIELD, Belleville, 111., July
23 (A 3 ).—Weather permitting, the
RS-1, the Army’s largest airship and
the world’s largest semi-rigid dirigi
ble, will leave Scott Field between 8
and 9 a.m. tomorrow for Langley
Field, Va., on the first leg of a 2,500-
mile cruise.
The ship will be piloted by Lieut.
Col. John A. Pagelow, field command
ant, with a crew of 14. The itinerary
includes Washington, New York, Bos
ton, Buffalo and Detroit.
Country Adopts Madrid Tongue for
SANTIAGO, Chile (&).—'The govern
ment has decreed that after October
12 only the form of spelling sanction
ed by the Royal Spanish Academy of
Madrid may be taught in Chilean
Numerous changes in the original
Spanish form of spelling were adopted
by Chile many years ago and have
prevailed until the present.
Spain has bv royal decree appointed
a committee m develop and improve
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Will Hop Off From Leviathan Off
Nantucket and Land in
New Jersey.
By the Associated Press.
BOSTON, July 23.—Clarence D.
Chamberlin will hop an airplane off
the bridge deck of the United States
lines flagship Leviathan on August 1
somewhere off Nantucket, David A.
Burke, general manager of the United
States lines, announced here tonight.
Decision to make the experiment
was reached at a conference between
General Manager Burke and the flier
aboard the Leviathan at the Army
base, drydock, where the biggest ship
afloat is undergoing a Summer routine
overhauling. Because of the limited
time the Leviathan will remain here,
it was decided to make preparations
for the flight when the liner returns to
her pier in New York.
A runway will be constructed above
the main deck 100 feet above the
waterline and Chamberlain will hop hsi
machine from this directly to the
flying field at Hasbrouck, N. J. The
flight will start when the liner reaches
the vicinity of Nantucket lightship on
her regular August 1 European sail
“There is no doubt in the mind of
Mr. Chamberlin regarding the practi
cability of the service,” General Man
ager Burke said, “but for experimental
purposes no passengers will be carried
on the first three or four attempts.
Later it is planned to carry passen
gers and mail regularly from the ship
to the fields in both the United States
and Europe, cutting probably two and
one-half days from the voyage which
now is covered in five and one-half.”
Golden Eaglets Leave for Inter
national Camp at Geneva
August 5-16.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, July 23.—Twenty-four
I iittle girls, many of whom never be
j fore had seen an ocean liner, boarded
one today as full-fledged international
delegates to their own convention in
the heart of Europe.
The girls, all of whom are golden
eaglets, holding the highest honor
awarded Girl SOouts, left cm the liner
Mlnnekahda for Boulogne. They will
attend the international camp for
girl guides and Girl Scouts to be held
at Parc D’Ariana, just behind the
new League of Nations Building in
Geneva, Switzerland, August 5 to 16.
The girls came from 15 States, and
were selected to represent each sec
tion of the country because “of their
outstanding achievement a4d service
to their communities, ** it was said.
Should Firemen
Wear Overcoats?
London Problem
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, July 23.—Should fire
men wear overcoats; and if so, why
A question in words to this effect
is being debated by the Tottenham
Council, London.
For 25 years the firemen of Tot
tenham have had no overcoats.
Now they want them. Councilor
Jay said that the fire brigade com
mittee recommended that their re
quest be refused because the fire
men had done without overcoats
for a quarter of a century and
could do without them now.
“Two thousand years ago,’* he
said, “firemen wore only an over
coat of blue paint.”
Councilor Frost demanded, “Who
ever saw a fireman wearing an
overcoat when putting out a lire?"
Japanese Food Supply Fails to
Keep Pace, Scientist
Tells Conference.
By the Associated Press.
HONOLULU, July 23 Dr. Shiroshi
Nasu of the University of Tokio told
the Institute of Pacific Relations to
day that Japan, face to face with ihe
problem of a rapidly increasing popu
lation and a food supply which fails to
keep pace either with population or
bettering standards of living, pre
sents a problem which is bound to
impair the peaceful progress of the
“The question of food supply may
be considered largely as one of pro
moting gainful occupations in these
days of international trade,” Dr. Nasu
said, pointing out that as a result of
her industrial development Japan’s
population had doubled in the last 60
The standard of living has risen in
the same period and this is regarded,
ho said, as the largest factor in the
arrival at Japan’s population satura
tion point. No appreciable increase In
{ agricultural land is to bo expected and
the annual output of minerals is al
most stationary.
Some manufacturing industries. Dr.
Nasu said, are showing signs of de
veloping, but, as a whole the increase
in the national income is inadequate
to support the increasing population
with its advancing living standard.
Polish Lawyers Unite.
CHICAGO, July 23 OP).—Lawyers of
Polish descent have formed a Polish
Bar Association here with 250 mem
bare, at whom three ere-tiidaes- '
African Buffalo Is Quaran
tined at Boston-Turtle
and Fish Are Received.
The fiercest of living animals, fear
ed by African natives far more than
the lion and responsible annually for
many more deaths, now is in quaran
tine at Boston, destined for the Na
tional Zoological Park here.
This is the African buffalo, which
inhabits the swamps of mint of South
and Central Africa. The particular
specimen coming to the Zoo probably
is not exceptionally fierce, since it
is only a calf which has been in cap
tivity since its infancy, and it may
never develop the aggressive habits
of its type.
The African buffalo is not particu
larly crafty, but it is an instinctive
killer. It rushes head down, the fore
head protected by a hard, bony plate,
and gores with its long horns any
thing that stands in the way. Most
animals, even the lions and tigers,
ask nothing better of man than to
leave them alone and are not partic
ularly dangerous unless molested. But
the buffalo seeks his victims without
them waiting for them to seek him.
Obtained From Germany.
This animal was obtained from
Germany and. since it is one of the
hoofed quadrupeds, must be kept in
quarantine for two weeks or more
until any symptoms of the dreaded
hoof-and-mouth disease have a chance
to develop.
The Zoo received this week as a
present from M. E. Musgrave of the
Biological Survey a giant Arizona
land tortoise. This is a close relative
of the Galapagos Island turtles and
is the second largest of the family
found in the United States. The
largest is the rare gopher tortoise of
Florida. This will be the first speci
men of this type included in the Zoo
collection, although it is not rare on
the plains of Arizona and New
Relic of Past.
Particular interest attaches to this
turtle among scientists because it is
one of the few remaining relics
a vanished American fauna. Rep
tiles of a somewhat similar type once
abounded on the North American con
tinent, but the majority of them be
came extinct, for ’ some unknown
cause, millions of years ago. The
Arizona tortoise thus occupies the
position of a living fossil.
The turtle collection at the Zoo,
with several score of rare African
types, now .is one of the largest in
the United States and frequently is
inspected by university professors
especially interested in the study of
Among the other recent arrivals at
the Zoo are some unusual fishes. One
of those is the weather fish of west
ern Europe and Asia, which looks
like a small eel. It is reputed to
come to the surface whenever
storm is brewing and has been con
sidered an almost perfect weather
Champion Mosquito Eater.
Another is the black moonfish, from
Mexico, the world’s champion mosquito
eater. When this fish is obtainable
in greater quantities, it may replace
the carp in fetid waters as a mosquito
scavenger. The Public Health Service
of one Mexican State has promulgated
rigid orders that sufficient numbers of
these fishes must be kept in every
public water tank as a safeguard to
the health of the communities.
'Probably the prettiest of the new
arrivals is the angel fish or leaf fish,
from Venezuela, which looks very
much like a brilliantly colored Au
tumn leaf floating in the water. It
is yellowish, with red stripes, and as
broad as it is long, with ribs running
through the design like the ribs of a
leaf. Another is the pigmy carp, from
India, a true member of the carp
family and as voracious as his larger
relatives, but less than two inches
■ long. It is covered with iridescent
silver dots, which vanish and reap
pear as it glides through the water.
One Toe of left Foot Is Only Mov
able Part of Body,
Physicians Say.
By the Associated Press.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 23.—For
more than two weeks, T. W. Mc-
Mahon of Tulsa, Okla., has lived with
a bullet lodged somewhere in his
brain. How he lives is a puzzle to
McMahon lies paralyzed In a hos
pital here, the large toe of his left
foot being the only movable part of
his body. Occasionally he mumbles,
but what he tries to say cannot be
made out.
He was found July 8, a bullet
wound in his left temple in a room
at a local hotel. How he was shot
, is not known, but police believe the
wound was self-inflicted.
‘ Physicians are doubtful if he can
> recover, but an attempt may be made
later to remove the bullet if he does
and becomes strong enough to survive
an operation.
Several Injured, Squad of Officers
Rushed to Scene on Riot
' Reports.
By the Associated Press.
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, July 23.
—Ku Klux Ivlansmen on parade here
tonight were attacked by a number of
spectators and several persons, includ
ing klansmen, were reported injured.
Officers Rushed to Scene.
DALLAS, Texas, July 23.—A Squad
of deputy sheriffs was rushed late
tonight to Grand Prairie, 12 miles
west of here, when it was reported a
ku klux klan parade had been at
tacked by anti-klansmen and several
persons injured.
Reports reaching here were to the
effect that a riot followed the attack
in which bricks, bottles and other mis
siles were used.
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Man Beaten by Quintet.
Daniel W. Heath, 2113 Thirty-fifth
street, was severely beaten shortly
after last midnight by five unidentified
men with whom he had gone to Thir
ty-sixth and T streets to settle an
argument. Heath wandered into the
police station of the Seventh precinct,
where he said he pad been beaten and
robbed of $24 by the men whom he
gQUId not nam*. js -■»-
Pair of wild African buffaloes, one of- which Is on the way to the Wash
ington Zoo. These animals are among the fiercest of beasts. They attack on
sight and do not wait to he molested.
Gold Ore Found
Near Abandoned
Town in Wyoming
By tho Associated Press.
SUN DANCE. Wyo.. July 23.
The ghost mining town of Welcome,
now marked only by deserted and
decaying houses, may be brought
to life again.
August Schliehardt has announc
ed the discovery of a lead of gold
ore which has assayed more than
S3OO a ton. It has been known for
years that there is gold in the
Black Hills of Wyoming, but it has
been found in pockets which have
played out, making the installation
of machinery impractical. Schlie
hart’s discovery, however, does not
appear to be a pocket. It is only
a few miles from the famous Home
stake mine at Lead, S. Dak., and
not far from the canyon in which
President Coolidge panned for gold
Indiana Ex-Grand Dragon’s
Famous Black Belongings
Shrouded in Mystery.
By the Associated Prees.
WASHINGTON, Ind., July 23.
The two “black boxes’’ belonging to
D. C. Stephenson, former grand
dragon of the Indiana Ku Klux Klan,
long sought by investigators into al
leged political corruption in Indiana
as likely sources of proof of reported
“deals,” apparently have been found.
But whether they will throw any light
on corruption charges has not been
Emsley W. Johnson, special prose
cuting attorney in the probe into In
diana political conditions, Is in posses
sion of two black boxes, whose con
tents "are very interesting,” a local
newspaper man learned today.
Contents Kept Secret.
Mr. Johnson, vacationing at the
home of relatives near here, displayed
the boxes to the press representative
today with the observation that “if
the reporters on the Stephenson case’
knew they w-ere here, the woods would
be full of them taking pictures.” He
declined, however, to discuss their
contents until Prosecutor W r illiam H.
Remy of Marion County, chief in
vestigator in the probe, has had a
chance to peruse them.
Johnson refused to reveal who de
livered the boxes and documents to
Power In Politics.
The “black boxes” were first
mentioned In connection with the po
litical probe when Miss Mildred
Meade, former confidant of Stephen
son, appeared before the Marion
County grand jury which was inquir
ing into the corruption allegations.
Since the inception of the investi
gation, Stephenson, now serving a life
sentence in the State prison for the
murder of an Indianapolis girl, has
stated that If given the opportunity
he could make startling revelations
regarding Indiana politics. He failed,
however, to make any revelations
when brought before the grand jury.
The former Klan chief was a power in
Republican politics while head of the
Indiana Klan.
Two Bandits Obtain S3O in Hold
up, Then Escape.
Two colored handits held up James
D. Gannon. 1435 South Carolina ave
nue southeast, at the point of a pistol
In an alley at the rear of 615 I street
late yesterday and robbed him of S3O.
The alley was deserted at the time
of the hold-up, Gannon told the police,
and the men disappeared around the
corner of a building at the mouth of
the alley. Police were searching for
the handits last night. Gannon gave
a detailed description of each.
Carolina Officials Awaiting Word
From Authorities Here.
RALEIGH, N. C.. July 23 (/P).—
State board of health officials tonight
were reticent as to developments In
the John Early escaped leper case, as
they had been all week.
In the first place they consider it a
matter for the Federal Government
and in the second place they had no
word from ’Western North Carolina or
Washington. D. C., Federal health
officials on the suhject.
A report that Early had been lo
cated near Tryon awaited confirma
tion from the Tryon sheriff.
Boy King of Rumania Plays With Trio
Os American Children at U. S. Legation
By the Associated Press.
BUCHAREST, July 23.—1 f a “cat
can look at a king,” there are three
American children here who can do
more than that—they can have a
king as their playmate. This is the
privilege of the two little boys and
one small girl of William Smith Cul
bertson, American Minister to Ru
Whenever 6-year-old King Michael I
has a day out, he may be seen in the
garden of the American legation play
ing and romping joyously with these
three Yankee youngsters or racing
rapturously after their American fox
In his childish innocence the little
blue-eyed, blond-haired boy, whose
father is now fn exile in Paris, has
no conception of the exalted position
which has suddenly been thrust upon
him. Thus far he has shown no in
clination to occupy the gilded throng,
and he shows a far greater desire to
Courthouse Heavily Guarded
as Trial Ends and Ver
dict Is Awaited.
By the Associated Press.
BENTON, 111., July 23.—Twelve
jurors tonight were deliberating on
the fate of Charles Birger, gang chief,
and his two former henchmen, Art
Newman and Ray Hyland, accused of
Slaying Joe Adams, 300-pound mayor
of West City, last December 12.
The jury retired with the final in
structions of Circuit Judge Charles H.
Miller at 2:05 p.m. after State’s At
torney Roy C. Martin had spent the
morning in a scathing denunciation of
the gangsters, in which he asked the
jury to give them the death penalty
"and end the reign of machine gun
terrorism in southern Illinois.”
‘'Gag” Attempt Charged.
Birger, an ex-cavalry man, who has
headed the most formidable band of
coal-belt gangsters for three years, sat
silent while the prosecutor demanded
his death. His companions were
equally quiet as they realized they
were at the mercy of a Jury of farmers
and miners.
“These men built their own scaf
folds and put the rope about their own
necks when they came into Franklin
County and murdered Joe Adams,"
Martin declared.
Referring to the evidence that Birger
had attempted to put the "gag rule”
on Harry Thomasson, ID-year-old con
fessed slayer of Adams, the prosecutor
"Birger tried to keep Thomasson
from telling of his chief’s part in clay
ing Adams. Birger said to Ray Thnra
asson, Harry’s brother, ‘you tell Harry
to stand pat on the Adams* affair or
we’ll both hang for it.* By those
words Birger pleaded guilty and sen
tenced himself to death.”
Four Alternatives Given.
Birger, the prosecutor asserted,
ordered and paid for the killing, New
man aided in the planning and Hy
land poisoned and split the bullets
and drove the automobile used by the
actual slayers, Harry and Elmo
Thomasson, orphan youths.
Judge Miller, in his instructions,
admonished the jurors that a defend
ant must be presumed to be innocent
until proven guilty “beyond a reason
able doubt” and that a defendant is
“not obliged to testify.” None of the
defendants took the stand.
The jurors were given the alter
natives of returning a verdict of
death, life Imprisonment, prison sen
tence of not less than 14 years, or
As the jurors filed into a jury cham
ber, the spectators were dismissed.
Even newspaper men were not allowed
in the courtroom. Birger and the
other defendants were taken to the
county jail to await the verdict.
Elaborate precautions against mob
demonstrations and attempts to rescue
the gangsters were taken by Sheriff
James Pritchard and deputies. Of
ficers In the courtroom bristled with
pistols, while an automobile filled with
machine gunners guarded the prison
ers on the way to the jail.
Guard Is Posted.
The jury still was deliberating on
the case at 9 o’clock,, with no indica
tion as to when It might report.
Armed deputies stood guard about
the courthouse and no one was per
mitted to approach the building.
Judge Miller said that when the
jury reported he would summon news
paper men into the courtroom for the
verdict. He said he would receive
the verdict at any time during the
night or tomorrow.
The city square was crowded early
in the evening, but as the night wore
on those who expected a verdict be
fore bedtime wandered homeward.
Whether Sheriff Pritchard would
agree to bring the gangsters to the
courthouse from the county jail, three
blocks distant, tonight, was prob
It was thought by some that the
verdict would he received during the
early morning hours when the streets
usually are deserted. It was pointed
out that the danger of any disturbance
in the event of an acquittal thus
would be minimized.
Obregon Opponents Parade.
MEXICO CITY, July 23 (/P)_Sev
eral thousand opponents of Gen. Obre
gon, candidate for the presidency,
paraded the streets todav carrying
banners inscribed with declarations
against "re-election.” The friends of
Gen. Obregon plan to hold a big dem
onstration tomorrow, when the can
didate arrives in Mexico City. The
carrying of weapons of any descrip
tion on that day has been prohibited,
and the authorities are making elab
orate preparations to prevent clashes
between the rival political groups.
than to sit on the throne.
“Wliat has happened? Have they
changed my name? Everybody calls
me ‘Your Majesty,’ ” said little Michael
to his English governess today.
The governess explained that his
grandfather’s death had made him
King, and that from now on he must
be more serious. The little King
thqught for a moment and then an
swered: “But won’t I be allowed to
play any more? I can’t leave my
American playmates.”
The Culbertson children, who have
taught the little king much of his
English, have also taught him the
rudiments of base ball, how to play
marbles and such games as prisoner’s
base, leap frog, blind man’s bufT and
“It is certain that in his unrestrain
ed boyish spirit he would prefer to
wear a paper soldier’s hat than u
heavy gold cown," said Mr. Culbert
son as he w&ehed the boy monarch
and his own children playing “sol
— ■ ——
Accused of Driving Under In
fluence of Liquor After
Three Collisions.
Charged with driving while intoxi
cated, passing a red light on K street
at Sixteenth and hitting three auto
mobiles during a chase at a high rate
of speed through downtown Wash
ington extending from Washington
Circle, out K street to Vermont ave
nue thence to N street and back to
Eighteenth and I streets without stop
ping, Mrs. Andree L. Parks. 27 years
old! of 1527 I street, was arrested yes
terday afternoon by Policemen Fred
erick A. Schenck and P. Q. O’Brien
of the third prpclnct.
According to Schenck, he was stand
ing at Washington Circle when he
heard the crash of a collision and
commotion at Twenty-second street.
He was shown a car driving away, he
said, and hailed a passing automobile
to take up the pursuit.
Followed Down K Street.
Down K street, Schenck said, he
sped after the car. which was run
ning well over 60 miles an hour when
it reached the red light at Sixteenth
street, at. a time when heavy traffic
filled the streets. The cars sped across
the intersection and continued on to
Vermont avenue, and then to N street,
doubling back to Eighteenth street
where another collision occurred. Be
fore reaching the intersection of
Eighteenth and Q streets, where she
was arrested, another automobile had
been struck, according to the police.
The first machine hit was owned by
R. D. Webb of 2131 N street; the sec
ond, hit at the intersection of Eigh
teenth and N streets, was the prop
erty of Chari Knichvilla of 1744 Cor
coran street, and the last on Eigh
teenth streets, between P and Q
streets, was owned by Daniel T. Rior
dan, 1975 Biltmore street. At this
point the police reached the automo
bile sought, they said, and placed the
operator under arrest.
Freed on Bond.
From the third precinct station Mrs.
Parks was taken to the House of De
tention and at about 10 o’clock last
night was released on $2,000 bond.
At her home last night, Mrs. Parke
denied the charges brought against
her and said that she could explain
her actions in a manner which should
prove satisfactory to the police at the
proper time. . . . .
She denied thaf she had been drink
ing and stated that she had been visit
ing friends during the afternoon, after
which she started eastward. She said
she remembered “scraping” against
an automobile at Washington Circle,
but on looking back had noticed that
no damage was done and had contin
ued on her way. Beyond this state
ment, she referred all other question*
to her attorney.
■ ——•——
Samuel Shapiro Injured While Bo
turning From Vacation*
Samuel Shapiro. 23 years old, 3328
M street, fell down the Potomac River
bank on the Virginia shore last night,
when the was returning from a vaca
tion camp north of Rossl.vn. Shapiro
was picked up by a passing motorist
at the foot of the hill near the river
bank who took him to Georgetown
Hospital, where he was treated for
severe lacerations about the face ana
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! be without one’s own house wherein
■ to live.”
Princess Helen, who was quite over
come by the Queen’s generous act,
acknowledged the gift in most touch
i ing terms.
; Queen Marie handed to the Asso
! ciated Press a copy of her reply to
President Coolidge’s cablegram of
l condolence, in which she said:
“Thank you deeply for your kind
words. Ever since my hurried return
from your hospitable country my
dear husband’s life has been a con
tinual martyrdom, and to feel that he
rests at last helps me bear my bit
ter grief and will give me courage to
stand ever faithful beside those who
shall carry on this work.
The Queen said she has received
2,000 telegrams daily since the King’s
death, a great many of them from
friends and government officials in
North and South America. Until she
could reply to them she asked the
Associated Press to convey to the
senders her deepest appreciation of
their sympathy, which had been a
source of encouragement and strength
to her.
Former Crown Prince May Attend
Rites in Paris Church Tomorrow.
PARIS, July 23 (A 3 ). —Former Crown
Prince Carol of Rumania, whose first
impulse on the death of his father,
King Ferdinand, was to return to
Rumania, not only to pay his last
tributes to the late king but with
the idea of seeking the throne he re
nounced, has apparently reconciled
himself to being an exile, at least for
the time being.
Carol remains in seclusion in his
Neuilly home today, and now it is too
late for him to attempt to reach Ru
mania for the funeral. It is expected
that he will attend the two services
to be held in his father’s memory to
morrow in the little Rumanian church
in Paris. If he does, it will be the
first time he has left his place of resi
dence since word of the passing of
Ferdinand was taken to him a few
hours after the King’s death.
Barred From Country.
The Rumanian government, over
which Carol’s little son Mlcheal is
sovereign, broadcast to the world to
day that Carol would not come to
Bucharest—the diplomatic way of say
ing he will not he permitted to enter
the country, whatever his own wishes
may be.
Apparently the former Crown Prince
has assured the French government,
which gave him asylum, that he wiU
not try to make a break for
for, since he secluded himself in sor
row, the detectives who have watched
his comings and goings at Neuilly for
months have been withdrawn, or else
they are making themselves more in
conspicuous than is usually the case.
Cause Seems Hopeless.
A few newspaper men gathered on
the sidewalk in front of the villa to
day. as they have for many days past.
Occasionally an automobile stopped in
front of the high iron gate, and some
personal friend of Carol’s went into the
three-story house, but no one stayed
long. Most of those who called, did
so merely to express their sympathy
either personally or by Inscribing their
names in a hook placed In a reception
room for that purpose.
Those close to Carol admit that his
cause at the present moment Is a
hopeless one and that for some time
at least he will have to swallow the
medicine he prescribed for himself in I
electing to leave his wife and child for f
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