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WEATHER.
Ml 0 Weather Muresa roeecMt.)
Fair, slightly cooler tonight; tomor
row fair; rising temperature.
Temperature—Highest. 82, at 4 p.m.
yesterday; lowest, 60, at 4:30 a.m. to
day.
Full report on page 9.
Closing N. Y. Markets, Pages 14 and 15
NiweiQ Entered as eecond class matter
O. oU,IJO. post office. Washington. D. C.
FRIENDSHIP HOP-OFF
FOR EUROPE FAILS;
BOLL PLANE BALKED
BY FOG ON COAST
Stultz and Miss Earhart
Make Three Unsuccessful
Attempts to Leave From
Trepassey Harbor.
COLUMBIA LOST IN MIST
ON WAY TO OLD ORCHARD
levine Craft Returns to Curtiss
Field Six Hours After Starting
on First leg of Race Over Sea.
Pilot Favors Non-Stop Try From
Roosevelt Field.
By th# Associated Press.
j TREPASSEY, June 7.—The monoplane
Friendship made three unsuccessful at
tempts this forenoon to take off from
the harbor here for its projected flight
across the Atlantic. The plane was
Apparently too heavily laden and the
wind too iight to enable it to rise.
The plane, bearing Miss Amelia Ear
hart, Boston social worker, as passen
ger, and Wilmer Stultz, pilot, and Lou
Gordon, mechanic, was loosened from
its moorings again at 10:30 a.m., east
ern standard time, and preparations
were made for a fourth attempt.
Carrying a full load of gasoline, the
Friendship rested heavily on the water
as it was towed out for the first at
tempts this morning. The wind was
light and shifting and contributed little
buoyant force as the motors pulled
the heavy craft over the surface. After
three futile attempts to rise it was
decided to wait a little in the hope that
the breeze would freshen during the
day.
Sky Is Overcast.
The sky was overcast here. Thei wind
blew strongly from the northwest this
morning and was constantly shifting.
The work of completing the fueling
of the Friendship was started at 7:30
o'clock (local time) this morning.
At 8 a.m., Eastern daylight time,
Stultz and Gordon after w° r fcing fo*
two hours were putting the finish mg
touches on the refueling process.
While the men were at work the wind
kept swinging around from one point of
the compass to another. ■
The eagerness with which Stultz and
Miss Earhart received all news of the
projected flight to Europe of Miss Mabel
801 l in Charles Levine’s Columbia, indi
cated that her hop-off had influenced
their decision for a start today. Miss
801 l announced her intention of trying
to beat them across the water.
Stultz said that the Bellanca plane
was faster than the Friendship.
The Friendship’s crew yesterday again
purveyed the harbor, studying the wind
direction and plotting the course they
must follow through the bay to get the
big pontoon-equipped plane off the
V The fair-haired Boston social sendee
worker could ill-conceal her impatience
to be off on the great adventure. She
Indicated, however, that the decision
ns to the take-off was in Stultz’s hands.
Bhs was overjoyed w T hen he announced
the take-off would be made today if the
weather and wind continued favorable.
BOLL PLANE LOST IN FOG.
Returns After Attempt to Reach Old
Orchard, Me.
CURTISS FIELD. N. Y.. June 7 OP).
—After six hours in the air, during
part of which time it was lost in the
fog, the monoplane Columbia returned
to Curtiss Field today, having been un
able to find its way to Old Orchard,
Me., on the first leg of a transatlantic
flight - ~ . .
Miss Mabel 8011, sponsor of the flight,
expressed disappointment that the first
short leg of the long journey should
have been unsuccessful, but said that
this would have no effect on her deter
mination to go through with the ocean
flight.
After the Columbia returned, Levine
joined the flyers at his airplane factory
snd a lengthy conference ensued at
which it was decided not to make an
other attempt today.
It was learned that Boutillier was in
favor of a non-stop flight from Roose
velt Field rather than a stop-over
at Old Orchard, but it was not generally
believed that he could convince the
others of the wisdom of this plan.
Aviators said that considerable work
would have to be done on the Roosevelt
Field runway before it could be used
for the take-off of a fully loaded plane
and estimated that two days might be
necessary to complete the work.
The Columbia, loaned to Miss 801 l
I-* ricr transatlantic flight by Charles
A. Levine, who flew in it to Germany
with Clarence Chamberlin last Sum
mer. hopped off from Roosevelt Field at
<1:14 o’clock daylight time this morn
ing. When it failed to arrive at Old
Orchard anxiety began to be felt. Al
most exactly six h#urs after the take
off the silver monoplane suddenly ap
peared_once more over the Long Island
(Continued on Page 5, Column 5.)
CROSS-U. S. FLIGHT
IS PLANNED TODAY
Schoenhair and Tucker to Take
Off From San Diego for
New York.
By (tin Assof-iatf-d Trrss.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 7.—Another
attempt to take off on a 2,250-mile
non-stop flight to New York was plan
ned here today by Lee Schoenhair and
Harry Tucker, provided weather condi
tions were favorable.
They postponed an effort to break
the trans-continental non-stop flight
record yesterday because of adverse
Weather reported in the East.
Schoenhair and Tucker hope to com
plete the flight in 18 hours. They will
use a Lockheed-Wega monoplane with
a maxmium speed of 170-miles-an-hour
and a cruising speed of 135-miles. The
present non-stop flight record* of 26
hours 50 minutes for the San Diego-
New York route was established by
Lieuts. Oakley Kelley and John A. Mac*
iiead# several years ago.
PRESIDENT'S SUMMER OFFICE
FORCE LARGEST EVER ASSIGNED
I
> Total of 88 in Party Seen by Some as Mean-
I ing Campaign Activity—Has Full |
Work Schedule.
When President Coolidge leaves for
Wisconsin early next week he will take
the largest office force ever assigned to
the Summer executive office. The party
is expected to number about 88. There
is some likelihood that Mrs. Coohdge
will not accompany the President, but
will join him after attending John Cool
idge’s graduation June 18, at Amherst.
Tentative arrangements are being made
for her on the special train, however.
The large office force was taken in
some quarters as an indication that the
President will take more than a casual
part in the directing of the Republican
campaign this Summer.
Close associates, however, declare
there is no occasion for speculation,
contending the office force during previ
ous vacations has been inadequate. The
President, they say, is determined to
keep abreast of the Government’s busi-
HOP TO AUSTRALIA
DELAYED BY TIDE
Flyers on Southern Cross
Ready to Take-Off From
Fiji Islands.
By the Associated Press.
SUVA, Fiji, June 8 (Friday) .—The
monoplane Southern Cross rested on
the sands of Naselai Beach today await
ing the ebb of tide to permit it to hop
off toward Australia, the last sea leg
of its transpacific flight. The plane
was to start at 2 p.m. (6 p.m. Pacific
Coast time Thursday).
An unruly surf prevented the plane
from starting yesterday afternoon.
When the Government steamer Pioneer
arrived at Naselai with 800 gallons of
gasoline the work of transporting the
drums to shore was made difficult and
slow by a rough sea. So great was the
delay that dusk found the plane but
partially fueled and the tide coming in.
When it was decided that the South
ern Cross would have to wait another
day the plane was hauled above the
high-water line and made safe for the
night.
.Plane Completely Fueled.
The craft was completely fueled to
day, and all that remained to be done
was uncovering of the three radial mo
tors and warming them up a bit.
Capt. Charles Kingsford-Smith and
Charles Ulm, Australian pilots of the
Southern Cross, estimated that they
should cover the 1,762 miles between
Suva and Brisbane, Australia, in about
26 hours. They planned to stop at
Brisbane and leave Harry W. Lyon and
James Warner, American members of
the crew, before going on to Sydney,
the end of their 7,800-mile air journey
from Oakland, Calif. Sydney Is about
500 miles from Brisbane.
Lyon acted as navigator during the
plane’s flight from Oakland to Hawaii,
thence to Suva. Warner was the radio
man. Under arrangements made before
the flight started in California, Lyon
and Warner were to leave the expedi
tion at Suva, permitting the two Au
stralians to continue on to their home
land alone.
5,628 Miles Already Covered.
But since arriving in the Fijis Capt.
Kingsford-Smith changed his mind and
announced that as a mark of apprecia
tion for the skill of the two Ameri
cans he wanted them to accompany
him to Brisbane.
Since leaving Oakland Thursday last,
the Southern Cross has covered 5,628
miles. The 2,400 miles to Wheeler Field,
near Honolulu, was covered in 27 hours
and 28 minutes. The ship then was
flown 90 miles to the Island of Kauai.
The 3,138-mile flight from Kauai to
Suva, the longest hop over water ever
made, required about 34 V 2 hours. The
flyers arrived here at 6:23 p.m. Monday,
Pacific coast time.
MET MANY DISAPPOINTMENTS.
Southern Cross Flyers Encountered Re
verses During Preparations.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 7 OP).—
That dauntless spirit which has just
carried four men farther in the mono
plane Southern Cross than any man
has ever flown before over water was
not displayed alone on the flight from
Oakland to Suva, via Honolulu. The
disappointments and reverses they met
at nearly every turn in preparing for
their now historic achievement often
tried their souls far more than the
threats of storms or loss of fuel after
starting.
Something of the pre-flight days
when Charles Kingsford-Smith and C.
T. P. Ulm, Australian co-pilots of the
Southern Cross, were less widely known
and more indifferently treated, was nar
rated here yesterday by Frank Flynn,
superintendent of Mills Field. Flynn
met the two pilots when they first ar
rived here during the Dole flight to
Honolulu last year.
“The boys came up to me when the
Dole race preparations were under
way,” Flynn said. “They had high
hopes then. It was generally under
stood that the Australian premier had
secured financial backing for their
flight, with the assistance of a news
paper in the 'Antipodes.
"The premier lost an election. Gov
ernment funds vanished. Their paper
let them down.
“But they laughed it off and went
ahead, as far as their money lasted.
“The Australians bought the Arctic
(Continued on Page 4, Column 5.)
Boy 13, Afraid to Tell Parents He Is Shot,
Goes to School With Bullet in Brain j
By the Associated Press.
INDIANAPOLIS. June 7.—Because
he was afraid to tell his parents that he
had been accidentally shot by a play
mate, Willard Johnston, 13. went about
his usual duties, including his classes at
a grade school, with a bullet in his
brain. His condition was discovered
! yesterday when he complained of a
high fever and headache. He was rushed
. to a hospital where attaches said the
I bullet, of 22 caliber, had made a small
t jagged hole in his head and had pene
• trated the brain for a distance of two
: inches. The boy was conscious last
i night and hospital attaches said the
- removal of the bullet depended on his
r condition. They believed he would re
■ cover.
Last Monday the boy came borne and
y J V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION
' ness just as though he were In Wash
ington. He intends to spend the morn
t ing of each working day in his office,
but may rest on Saturdays.
Although the personnel of the presi
dential party has not been announced,
it is fairly certain that the following
will be included: Everett Sanders, sec
retary to the President; Edward T.
Clark, personal secretary; Rudolph
Forster, executive clerk of the White
House; Erwin Gelsser, the President’s
personal stenographer: Clarence E. Ing
llng, chief of the file room, and the
following clerks and stenographers:
Charles C. Wagner, Miss Rene Clifford,
Mrs. Doris Geisser and E. W. Smithers,
who will have charge of telephone and
telegraph communications at the Sum
mer White House.
Mr. Clark will not remain with the
President more than two or three weeks
He will return to Washington about
(Continued on Page 4, Column 6.)
AMERICANS REMAIN
IN ISOLATED PEKING
Evacuation Held Unneces
sary as tfegime Changes.
Chang Tso-Lin Improves.
By the Associated Press.
SHANGHAI, China, June 7.—Tele
graphic advices from Tientsin state
that another unsuccessful attempt
was made yesterday afternoon to as
sassinate Marshal Chang Tso-Lin,
the former Northern dictator, who is
now at Mukden. Two arrests were
made.
By the Associated Press.
PEKING, June 7.—With travel im
practicable, Americans 'emained in
Peking today and the legation had no
intention of evacuatihg them to other
points which some might consider safer.
Nationalist flags were flying, signal
izing the Change of the regime from
the dictatorship of Marshal Chang Tso
lin to the Kuomintang. There was no
disorder and evacuation of Americans'
was as unnecessary.
Peking was Isolated by railway, no
trains were running to Tientsin and
for three days there have been no
mails from the outside. To exclude
deserters from the Chinese armies, all
the city gates except one were closed.
The automobile route to Tientsin was
regarded as risky, since nondescript
soldiers were roaming the countryside
without leaders.
If Japanese reports from Mukden
were to be relied upon, Chang Tso-lin,
injured in a bomb outrage when he
fled there, was alive and improving.
The official Japanese report stated that
although the former Northern dic
tator’s condition was showing signs of
improvement, his Chinese physician
would not permit visitors.
A statement issued by attending phy
sicians indicated that Chang’s Injuries
were more extensive than reported at
first. His bruised arm was causing
pain and contusions on the head and
leg were healing. Chang himself was
cheerful.
, Mukden has been under martial Jaw
since the morning of June 4, when
Chang’s train was bombed.
ALARMED OVER MANCHURIA.
Japanese Newspapers Predict Activity
by Agitators.
TOKIO, June 7 UP). —The Japanese
newspapers are filled with alarmist sto
ries and predictions about anti-Japanese
feeling in Manchuria, movements of
troops and Soviet intrigues.
The foreign office discounted the press
reports.as without foundation and pro
fessed to be unperturbed. There were
reports, however, that the government
probably was more worried than it was
ready to admit.
The government Instructed the Japa
nese ambassador at Moscow to file pro
tests with the Soviet government over
alleged breaches of the new fishery con
vention.
BUDGET FOR DISTRICT
UNDER PREPARATION
Estimates of Department Heads for
Next Fiscal Year Due
Tomorrow.
Preparation for the District’s pre
liminary budget for the fiscal year of
1929-1930 will be started Saturday by
Daniel J. Donovan, auditor and budget
officer of the municipal government.
Estimates of the various department
heads began coming into the auditor’s
office today. The deadline for their
submission is tomorrow.
Among the first estimates received
were those of the Board of Education,
calling for $13,972,049. The board last
year asked for $15,611,243.
The department heads last year sub
mitted estimates calling for $48,729,543.
1 The estimates now coming in are net
expected to exceed this amount.
said a wound in his head resulted when
he fell against a rock. The wound was
treated by a doctor and Willard went
to school on Tuesday. Today he had a
high fever and Mrs. I. J. Johnston, his
mother, called the school principal to
inform her that Willard would not be
at school.
The principal had just learned that
the boy had been shot and she was
the first one to so inform the mother.
The mother then rushed the boy to the
hospital.
He admitted to his mother that Wil
liam Shaw, 14, had accidentally shot
him while they were playing in a public
park.
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Radio Programs—Page 34
WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 1928-FIFTY PAGES.
STAY IS GRANTED
TRUE CONDEMNED
IN BUSCH SLAYING
Justice Bailey Postpones Exe
cution to Permit Appeal
to President.
ELECTROCUTION DATE
ADVANCED TO JUNE 22
Prisoners, in Court Today, Show No
Emotion as Announcement
Is Made.
Nicholas Lee Eagle, Samuel Moreno
and John C. Proctor today were granted
a postponement of execution until Fri
day, June 22, to afford an opportunity
for President Coolidge to consider ap
plications for executive clemency, pre
sented to the Department of Justice yes
terday by counsel for the three men.
The postponement was made by Justice
Jennings Bailey at the opening of court.
The three prisoners, who are under
sentence of death for the killing of
Policeman Leo W. K. Busch September
26, 1926, were brought into court and
stood behind their counsel as the matter
was presented t 6 Justice Bailey. They
showed no emotion when the stay was
announced.
Plea to President.
Miss May Thorpe Bigelow, counsel for
Proctor, told the court that the petition
had been filed and expressed doubt if
the matter could reach the attention of
President Coolidge during the day. As
the execution had been scheduled for
tomorrow, she requested a postpone
ment. Attorney Louis Tannenbaum,
for Eagles, and Clifford Grant, for
Moreno, made similar applications.
Justice Bailey made no other com
ment than to announce that he would
defer the execution until June 22.
The stay of two weeks was made nec
essary because the prisoners will have
to be served with a new death warrant,
setting the time of their electrocution
for June 22, and under the law must
have such death warrant read to them
at least 10 days before the execution.
Assistant United States Attorney
James J. O’Leary concurred in the mo
tion to defer the execution, but sug
gested that an early date be named.
Say Proctor Had Gun.
Reports that Proctor’s attorneys w r ere
in possession of affidavits stating that
certain persons had overheard Eagles
and Moreno say that Proctor was in
nocent, and had no gun on the night
of the shooting, were branded today by
Eagles and Moreno as “lies.”
“Why should I say that a man who
is more guilty than I am is innocent
—why should I stay here and suffer
while he goes free?” Eagles asked. Both
he and Moreno stoutly maintain that
Proctor had a gun and fired during
the Petworth gun battle. Both Eagles
and Moreno declared that efforts had
been made to persuade them to say that
Proctor was innocent arid had no gun.
“We let John Falls McCabe go free,”
declared Eagles, “and we would do the
same with Proctor if he were innocent.”
Eagles referred to the fact that both
he and Moreno testified that McCabe
had no gun and did not shoot, which
testimony was given after McCabe had
been indicted for first degree murder
and had been held at the District jail
for seven months.
Bitter Toward Proctor.
The two condemned men were bitter
in references to Proctor and his state
ment that he had no gun on the night
of the shooting. Both men feel that
the gun they claim Proctor used can be
located to this day. There never was
any doubt in their minds that he had
’ a revolver and participated in the
shooting, they declared.
Proctor would not talk with news
paper men, explaining politely he had
been advised by his attorney not to
discuss his case. He was in consulta
tion With his mother when asked if he
was correctly quoted on the matter of
his possession of a gun.
“Did you have a gun on that night?”
he was asked.
"I absolutely did not,” He declared as
he walked back to his mother.
Two Appear Cheered.
Eagles °nd Moreno appeared cheered
over the stay granted them today.
They both said their lawyers are work
ing hard to prevail upon the President
to commute the sentence and they will
■ hold out until the very end and they
believe that they will be granted clem
ency. Moreno, stoutly maintaining his
innocence in connection with the ac
tual killing of Busch, emphasized that
he fired at Busch’s companion, Police
man Frank L. Ach, and declares he re
members the circumstances as plainly
as though they occurred yesterday.
Eagles declares that Proctor is “more
guilty than I” and for that reason he
cannot falsely sign an affidavit, he de
clared.
“We want a square deal on this mat
ter,” declared Eagles. “Everybody is
giving sympathy to Proctor. Poor
Moreno here is dumb, he’s just igno
rant, and I’m not so smart myself.
They say that Proctor is the youngest.
He is „ ot. Sammy is just 21.”
Here Moreno interrupted to explain
that when he first met Proctor he was
told the latter was 25 years old.
Moreno said he has been reading the
Bible regularly and he has a feeling of
“brotherly love” toward every one, but
at the same time he must resist in
sinuations that he is holding an in
nocent man in jail, he declares.
•———
FARRELL APPOINTED.
President Names Member of I. C. C.
to Succeed Esch.
Patrick J. Farrell was today given a
recess appointment as a member of the
Interstate Commerce Commission by
President Coolidge. The President sent
the nomination of Mr. Farrell to the
Senate some weeks ago, but that body
failqd to act upon it, which necessitated
the recess appointment. Mr. Farrell
succeeds John J. Esch, who failed of
confirmation in the Senate.
QUAKE SHAKES CORINTH.
Disaster-Ridden City in Greece
Again Suffers Damage.
ATHENS, Greece, June 7 (/?).—'The
city of Corinth, struggling to repair the
damage caused in several recent disas
trous earthquakes, was again shaken this
afternoon.
Many houses collapsed and clouds of
smoke overhung the town, terrifying the
populace. A volcanic eruption was be
lieved responsible for the quake.
PARDONABLE POLITICAL PRIDE.
VATICAN 10 REVIEW
MEXICAN PROBEEM
Archbishop Confers With
Pope on Report of Negotia
tions With Calles.
By the Associated Press.
ROME, June 7.—The Mexican reli
gious situation will be reviewed ex
haustively during the next few days
by all competent officials of the Roman
Curia, it was announced today at the
Vatican. ’
The announcement followed an audi
ence granted by Pope Plus last night
to Mgr. Ruiz y Flores, archbishop of
Michoacan, who brought the pontiff
latest word on the situation in Mexico.
A semi-official communique said that
Archbishop Ruiz had presented the
pontiff with a “report.” This was not
characterized flatly as the basis for a
possible settlement of the controversy
which has tom the church and state
in Mexico for the past two years, but
its importance was evident from the
fact that the pontiff was closeted with
the Mexican prelate for more than an
hour and a half.
Archbishop Ruiz, on leaving the Vati
can, said that Pope Pius showed himself
extraordinarily well informed on the
situation south of the Rio Grande.
Praises Mexican Catholics.
"He knows Mexican matters better
than I,” exclaimed the archbishop, who
said that he was eminently satisfied
with the results of his visit to Rome
thus far, particularly because of the
ponitff’s extreme interest in his com
munication.
The pontiff hp,d the highest praise
for the courage and long suffering of
the Mexican Catholics.
The present situation, the pontiff de
clared he felt certain, would be solved
The attitude of the Holy See, he
indicated to his visitor, would be to
await the opportune moment “with that
patience and courage, of which Mex
ico already has given the world and
the church such an eloquent example.”
Archbishop Ruiz, who is one of the
leading Mexican prelates who have
been in exile from their native land,
was asked to remain in Rome for some
time in order that he may be on call
for verbal explanation of the docu
ments which he brought and others
bearing on the problems which already
have been collected in the Vatican ar
chives.
Prelate Talks to Calles.
For months unofficial negotiations
have been in progress between Presi
dent Calles and representatives of the
Roman Catholic Church looking toward
a settlement of the difficulty between
the government and the church growing
out of the religious laws.
Archbishop Ruiz, who is now in Rome,
where he conferred with Pope Pius, was
recently permitted to make a secret
visit to Mexico and discussed church
problems with the Mexican President
Consequently he has the advantage of,
being able to lay President Calles’ per
sonal views before the pontiff.
Messages from Mexico City indicate
that Calles* position is much the same
that has previously been announced
by him. He is reported to be willing
to have the Mexican religious laws en
forced reasonably and without purpose
to destroy any religion or any church.
He is apparently unwilling to alter the
existing laws and is reported to take
the attitude that the Roman Catholic
Church may resume services in Mexico
if it desires to do so under existing laws.
Morrow Is Silent.
Announcements that a settlement of
the religious troubles in Mexico was
nearing completion, however, have been
stated to be premature, as any plan
even having the approval of President
Calles must also be approved by the
pontiff.
Dwight W. Morrow, United States
Ambassador to Mexico, who is in New
York on leave, has declined to make
any comment either upon the situation
(Continued on Page 5, Column 3.)
NOTICE TO THE
PUBLIC
The Honor System for
Newspaper Readers
The Star is now distributing
the 5:30 Edition and the Base Ball
Final through the “Honor Sys
tem” Racks licensed by the Dis
trict Commissioners and erected
on different street corners.
The Washington Newspaper
Publishers’ Association have in
spectors who are co-operating
with the Police to prevent theft
of papers from these racks.
Will Rogers Unhurt
In Second Plane
Crash in 24 Hours
By the Associated Press.
CHEROKEE, Wyo., June 7.—Will
Rogers emerged uninjured from his
second airplane accident within 24
hours when the Boeing Air Trans
port, Inc., plane in which he was a
passenger smashed its undercarriage
in landing at an emergency field here
last night.
The comedian, undaunted by the
fact he landed upside down in an
other plane at Las Vegas, Nev., yes
terday, continued East in a relief
plane.
Rogers is en route from his home
in California to Kansas City, where
he will lead a cowboy polo team in
a tournament of Middle Western
fours as part of the Republican na
tional convention entertainment pro
gram.
FILM STARSESCAPE
EXPLOSION IN CAFE
Ten Persons Injured in Los
Angeles Blast—Chaplin
Leads Party Out.
By the Associated Press.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 7.—A
heavy explosion wrecked the Russian
Eagle Case here early today, injuring
10 persons, a few minutes after a score
of film celebrities, headed by Charles
Spencer Chaplin, had fled following an
alarm of fire. Two of the injured may
die. The blast occurred in the area
just west of the studio center.
Theodore Lochij insky, former Rus
sian army general and owner of the
case, and Irving P. Strother, a guest,
were the most seriously injured.
Burning Candles Found.
An investigation by the sheriff’s of
fice and the county fire warden re
vealed that at 6 o’clock last night
eight candles surrounded by a kero
sene-soaked string had been found
burning in an attic of the place. A
similar contrivance was reported to
have been discovered at midnight.
Pending co-ordination of these find
ings the sheriff’s office declined to ex
press an opinion as to whether the fire
and explosion were accidental or the
result of a plot.
A gay party was in progress at the
case, popular film retreat, as the mid
night hour passed. With Chaplin were
Marquis de la Falaise. husband of
Gloria Swanson; John McCormick, di
rector, and his wife, Colleen Moore;
Renee Adoree, Jack Dempsey, Mrs.
Dempsey (Estelle Taylor) and several
other film folk.
Walls Bulged Outward.
One of the case employes discoverd
fire in the basement and the warning
was carried to the dining room. Quick
ly the place emptied of the film people,
only a few other guests remaining. The
blast occurred a few minutes after the
arrival of the fire department.
The walls of the building bulged out
ward and the roof came down. High
voltage electric wires which were tom
down made the work of removing the
injured dangerous.
AGITATORS ARRESTED
ON PLOTTING CHARGES
Spanish Prisoners Accused of Plans
to Attack Prominent
Persons.
By the A#»ociated Pres*.
LISBON, Portugal, June 7.—Several
civilian agitators, alleged by the police
to have been in league with a group
of revolutionaries who planned a series
of assaults on prominent persons, have
! been arrested here. A list of persons
to be attacked was seized by the police
from a group of revolutionary agitators
who were deported yesterday.
The police heads announced that
only a few seditious elements remained
to be suppressed and that complete
order had been maintained.
One of the documents seized yester
day was a communication from an
agent of the Third International to
radical elements in Portugal, the of
ficials said.
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Sir Esme Howard Sails.
NEW YORK, June 7 OP).—Sir Esme
Howard, British Ambassador to the
United States, sailed early today on the
liner Berengaria for his annual visit to
England. He plans to return in the
Fall.
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The Star's carrier system covers
every city block and the regular edi*
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133 LISTED AS ILL
AT SCHOOL DINNER
19 Teachers and 50 Pupils
• Still Confined to
Homes.
Nineteen teachers and probably 50
students of Business High School were
confined to their homes today from the
effects of illness contracted Tuesday
night and yesterday following the cadet
celebration supper served in the school
lunchroom at the conclusion of the
competitive drills Tuesday, it was an
nounced by Allan Davis, principal,
shortly before noon.
Stephen E. Kramer, first assistant
superintendent of schools in charge of
cadet affairs, and Mrs. Kramer, both
of whom were guests at the dinner, also
are suffering from the effects of the
same illness. Although Mr. Kramer was
at his office in the Franklin School
Building yesterday, when he complained
of feeling ill, he was not on duty today.
It was reported yesterday that nine
teachers and "at least 20 students" were
ill, but a close check up of the high
school faculty and student body today
showed that 33 teachers and 100 stu
dents were stricken. Several guests of
the school also were made ill, it was
learned. In all 210 persons were served
at the school dinner.
Cause Not Determined.
The cause of the illness probably will
not be determined for two days, it was
announced at the District Health De
partment today, where a bacteriological
analysis of samples of the food which
was served is being made. Forty-eight
hours longer will be required to isolate
the organism which it is believed affect
ed the diners.
Bacteriologists of the Health Depart
ment have samples of all of the foods
served with the exception of the deviled
eggs. The potato salad and not the
eggs, however, is suspected of harboring
the germ which caused the illness. The
investigation thus far has shown'that
the potato salad was the only food eaten
by practically all of- those who were
stricken. Moreover, the bacteriologists
pointed out, potatoes are an excellent
media for the propagation of disease
organisms, especially when left standing
for any length of time. The potato
salad was freshly made after 10 o’clock
on the morning of the dinner, Business
High School teachers explained yester
day.
The other items on the menu in
cluded roast turkey, which was cooked
at the school, and apple pie and ice
cream, which were bought already pre
pared.
Mr. Davis said today he was obliged
to install 16 substitute teachers when
19 members of his faculty reported
sick this morning. The school's classes.
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HESSE ISSUES DRESS-UP
EDICT TO PATROLMEN
Orders Surprise Inspections of Uni
forms Following Reports of
Untidiness.
Aroused by reports of the untidy
appearance of some members of the
police force, Maj. Edwin B. Hesse,
superintendent, issued a general order
today directing the men to devote more
attention to their clothes. He also
ordered the supervising inspectors to
visit the stations at various roll calls,
unannounced, for personal inspection.
The inspectors reported, Maj. Hesse
said, that a number of men appeared
at the recent semi-annual Inspection
with knitted and crepe ties, in violation
of the police manual; that certain men
in one of the precincts appeared with
uniforms in need of cleaning and press
ing, and that a number of men ap
peared with soft, shoddy and unlaun
dered collars.
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Declaration for Representa
tion in Congress Is Present
ed to Committee Head.
COLLADAY WILL REQUEST
HEARING ON RESOLUTION
Contest Over D. C. Delegation Is
Decided Without Dissent
ing Vote.
BY G. GOULD LINCOLN.
Staff Correspondent of The Star.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 7. The
District of Columbia's national repre
sentation plank was presented today to
Senator Smoot of Utah, chairman of
the resolutions committee of the Repub
lican national convention, by Edward P.
Colladay, Republican national commit
teeman for the District. It reads:
“We favor representation in Congress
for the District of Columbia.”
Mr. Colladay said he would ask the
committee on resolutions to hear him
in support of the resolution, as soon as
that committee is organized and ready
for work on the Republican platform.
The District’s two delegates and their
alternates, elected by the regular Re
publican organization of the District,
were placed on the temporary roll of
the national convention by the unani
mous vote of the Republican national
committee late yesterday. The dele
gates are T. Lincoln Townsend and Dr.
John R. Hawkins. The alternates are
Edgar C. Snyder, United States marshal
for the District, and Rev. William H.
Jernagin.
Contest Is Decided.
The contest brought by Aaron Brad
shaw and Aaron Prioleau was decided
in favor of the seated delegates after
the committee had heard arguments
by Edward P. Colladay for the Town
send-Hawkins delegation and by Aaron
Prioleau for the contestants. Mr.
Bradshaw was not present, although he
may come to Kansas City to carry the
contest to the credentials committee in
an effort to overturn the decision of
the national committee. There seems
little or no chance, however, of a re
versal of the action of the national com
mittee.
In his statement to the national com
mittee Mr. Colladay said that Mr. Town
send and Dr. Hawkins had been elected
in pursuance to the rules laid down fol
the election of District delegates by the
national committee and just as they
were elected four years ago.
Neither of the delegates was present,
Mr. Colladay said, since they had not
been served with any notice of the con
test. They will arrive, however, in time
for a caucus of the District delegation
on Monday.
Mr. Prioleau, who formerly lived in
South Carolina and who was for years
a contestant in succeeding Congresses
for a seat in the House of Representa
tives, argued before the committee that
the proper 15 days’ notice required by
the convention call had not been given
by the Colladay-Prescott organization.
He said, too, that the proceedings had
been secret.
Delegates Uninstructed.
At the conclusion of the arguments
Ralph Williams, national committeeman
from Oregon, moved that Townsend and
Hawkins be seated. Mr. Williams had
led the Hoover forces during the con
tests before the national committee. His
motion was carried without a roll call
and without a dissenting vote.
The District delegates are unin
structed, but there is a growing feeling
that when the roll is called in the con
vention they will cast their votes for
the nomination of Hoover for President.
The District contest was the last of the
contested delegate cases decided by the
national committee. The committee had
practically the entire day to con
sideration of the Texas case. The 26
Texas delegates, instructed for Hoover,
were seated. The committee in the
Texas case stood with National Commit
teeman Creager, and threw out the con
test brought by the so-called Wurzbach
delegation. Porto Rico presented a con
test also, which was decided in favor of
Hoover delegates.
The results of the contested delegate
cases have been to give Mr. Hoover 62
of the 75 contested delegates from
Southern States and Porto Rico.
Hooverites in Control.
With the assent of the Hoover forces
in the committee, two delegates from
Louisiana not committed to Hoover
? eated - and t . he contest against the
four delegates at large from South Car
olina was withdrawn, leaving the four
Lowden delegates on the roll of dele
gates.
It became evident soon after the con
tested delegate cases were taken up that
the Hoover forces were in control of the
situation, and that the anti-Hoover
“HS* w JL r ® 111 the minority in the com
mittee. The Hoover organization worked
smoothly and gained momentum as the
hearings proceeded. The result has been
to boost the Hoover stock greatly, and
to lower the morale of the anti-Hoover
coalition. Desperate efforts will be
made between today and the opening of
the national convention next Tuesday to
reform and strengthen the allied opposi
tion to Hoover. Conferences looking to
that end are already under way. With
the arrival here Saturday of Frank O.
Lowden of Illinois, Hoover’s principal
opponent, it is expected that *.ew life
W t* Ejected into the opposition.
. P believed, however, that it is too
‘ a X, ln the to make a successful
resistance. The Hoover management is
claiming upward of 500 delegates, with
out including any of the 79 votes of the
Pennsylvania delegation.
545 Votes Needed.
If Secretary Mellon throws the Key
stone State delegation to Mr. Hoover
on the first ballot, as he may do,' it is ~
apparently all over but the shouting.
It takes 545 votes to nominate. Mr
Mellon is expected to arrive here Mon
day.
Already there is more and more talk
here regarding the vice presidential
nomination if Mr. Hoover is to head the
ticket. In some quarters friendly to
Mr. Hoover it was said today that Sen
ator “Jim” Watson of Indiana might
be picked«as a running mate for the
Secretary of Commerce, on the theory
that the Watson nomination would
strengthen the ticket in the com and
wheat belts, since Senator Watson has
supported consistently the McNary-
Haugen bill.
This suggestion, however, was dis
counted by other Hoover followers, who
argued that it would be wiser to pick
Senator Curtis of Kansas or his col
league. Senator Capper. There is a
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