Newspaper Page Text
(0. 8. Weather Bureau Forecast.) Cloudy and cooler tonight and tomor row. probably occasional rain. Temperatures: Highest. 88. at 3 p.m. yesterday; lowest. 64. at noon today. Pull report on page 9. Closing N. Y. Markets, Pages 14 and 15 y o i IOC JN O. M’PHERSON INDICTED INTENT TO WRECK GENEVA PARLEY IS DENIED BY SHEARER IN SENATE GRILLING Tells Committee He Went to Conference Only to Bring Out America’s Side and Facts of Naval Armament. COMPANIES KNEW HIS PURPOSE, HE DECLARES Sear Admiral Beeves Testifies That He Never Entertained or Ex pressed a Hope That Sessions Would Fail, in Answer to Pear son Charge. BY G. GOULD LINCOLN. William B. Shearer, charged with having gone to the Geneva naval conference in 1927 in the pay of American shipbuilders to break up the conference, today told the Senate investigating committee that he had not gone there to break up the conference nor had he ever claimed that he did so. "A fair treaty or no treaty and the right to build 10,000-ton cruisers was the strongest state ment I ever made,” declared Shearer. The “base drum” of the Geneva conference, as Shearer has been termed, held the center of the stage at the Senate investigation this morning. He denied em phatically that he had ever been a spy, as has been charged in some quarters, or that he had been ar rested or charged with any crime. He himself repeatedly charged the Senate committee with treating him unfairly. Some of his rapid fire exchanges with the committee threw the whole committee room Into bursts of laughter. Says Companies Knew His Alms. Shearer told the committee that he had gone to Geneva to bring out Amer ica’s side of the controversy over naval armaments, and that he had brought out the facts. He said that the three shipbuilding companies which employed him knew his purpose In going to Geneva and his activities there. He said that he had always been for a fair agreement on naval limitations i which would do justice to America. He declared that he had never done any thing to fustrate such an agreement. “My activities never were criticized by the American delegation at the Geneva conference in 1927, that I know of,” said Shearer. Before Shearer took the stand, Rear Admiral J. M. Reeves, one of the naval experts accompanying the American delegation to the Geneva conference, testified that he never had entertained or expressed a hope that the Geneva conference would not succeed. Denies Pearson Statement. Admiral Reeves’ testimony was given In refutation of a statement made last week before the committee by Drew Pearson, a newspaper correspondent, who said that he had heard Admiral Reeves, then a captain, in the company of Shearer, express a hope that the conference would not succeed. The testimony of Shearer today took up the so-called Scotland Yard record ' of Shearer, which also was referred to by Drew Pearson in his testimony be fore the committee. Shearer told the committee he had learned from other American newspaper correspondents in * Geneva that Alvin Johnson, corre apondent for the New York World, had ahown a copy of this document to sev eral other newspaper men. Bhearer said that a few days before the conference ended, he went to Johnson’s hotel and demanded the document. Johnson, he said, handed it to him. "I told him he should be ashamed of himself,” said Shearer, “to seek to Slacken my character when I was work ing in the interests of America at the conference.” Shearer said that he had not threatened Johnson or laid hands on him. He said that Johnson had apologized for using the document par ticularly as he had been a guest at Shearer's house. Johnson admitted to him, Shearer said, that the alleged Scotland Yard record had been given Johnson by the head of the British secret Service at * (Continued on Page 5, Column 2.) VATICAN-SOVIET PACT MOVES ARE REPORTED 9r th« Associated Press. ROME, September 30 —Tevere, Rome daily, today said the Vatican was ne gotiating with the Soviet Union for resumption of relations, Eugenio Pacelli, papal nuncio at Berlin, conferring with Ambassador Krestlnsky. The paper understands that the Mos cow government does not desire to recognize the Catholic hierarchy offl * daily or to admit Pious associations of schools or for public propaganda, but is willing to return the chufches to the Roman Catholics. It was said the Holy See was in clined to accept the conditions in order to end jarsacutions Kntered as second class Irmtter post office, Washington, D. C. /OH, HOW \ HURRICANE MOVES TO NORTH FLORIDA Storm 75 Miles Southeast of Pensacola —Nassau’s Deaths Cut to Six. * PENSACOLA, Fla., September 30 UP). —Barometric pressure here had dropped to 29.36 shortly before 9 a.m. today and the weather bureau rs>orted that the velocity of the wind was 54 miles an hour and steadily increasing. By the Associated Press. The West Indian hurricane, with estimates of its intensity lowered by re vised reports of damage to the Ba hamas, whirled northwestward across the Gulf of Mexico today and caused moderate gale winds to be felt as far inland as Tallahassee, Florida's capital city. The Washington Weather Bureau placed the storm at 8 a.m. about 75 miles southeast of Pensacola and warned that indications were that the disturbance would cross the coast line near that city this afternoon attended by winds of hurricane force. Storm warnings were changed to hurricane warnings along the Alabama and Missis sippi coasts. A wind which attained a maximum velocity of 53 miles an hour was re ported at Pensacola at 8 a.m. today, but the absence of telephone or tele- I graph communications prevented the transmission of news regarding condi tions at Apalachicola, fixed as the east ern terminus of the hurricane-warned area In the Weather Bureau’s advisory of yesterday. Gale winds, however, were reported at Apalachicola as early as midnight. The Miami Daily News announced the receipt of a wireless dispatch from Nassau, capital of the Bahamas, say ing that property damage wrought by the high winds of last week which were experienced over a 48-hour period were not as severe as was first thought and chat there were only six known deaths In Nassau, instead of 20 as previous messages had said. Nassau utilities again were functioning normally, it was said. News of the safe arrival in Nassau of the motor vessel Isle of June, which had been unreported since leaving Miami a week ago, reduced the number of ships believed to be In distress to the Italian steamer Sallna, aground off Manzanillo Reef, and the Danish steamer Scandia, reported a total wreck off the Bahamas. At least one tug was going to the aid of the three members of the crew of thirty yet aboard the Domlra. British freighter which founded in the Bahamas. SHIPS WRECKED IN STORM. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., September 30 (A I ).—Northwest Florida and the tiny strip of Alabama coast on the Gulf of Mexico prepared today for the advent of the tropical storm which swept northwestward after rounding the Florida peninsula from'the Bahama Islands. Predictions from the Government Weather Bureau that the storm would strike with hurricane intensity some where between Apalachicola, Fla., and Mississippi coast caused the populace to take precautions against possible danger. Rising winds and falling barometers were noticed along the shore line from Apalachicola to Pensacola and com munications were disrupted into the Apalachicola area. 48-Mile Wind Blowing. Unofficial estimates said a 40-mile wind was blowing, with occasional rain squalls. Meanwhile, distressed shipping, left in the wake of the Bahaman hurricane, held a prominent place in the spotlight, with rescue craft speeding through the stormy Atlantic. Their destinations were the Italian steamer Salina, aground off Manzanillo Reef: the Danish steamer Scandia, a wreck off the Bahamas, and the British freighter Domira, which ran aground off Great Abaco last Tuesday. There still was no word of the Isle of June, which left Miami the day before the hurricane for Nassau. No distress was reported from ships in the Gulf of Mexico as the storm center moved up from the tip of Flor ida. Minor damage was Inflicted to the lower West Coast as the gale from the storm center at sea swept a grad- Jut 2. Column 8J %\\z lEbming WASHINGTON,' D. C., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1929-FIFTY PAGES. *** Grant Studies Plan for Fountain to Add to Tidal Basin Charm i Lieut. Col. U. S. Grant, 3d. director of the Office of Public Buildings and Public Parks, has under consideration the erection [ of an electric fountain in the Tidal Basin, near the boathouse. His office is engaged in studying the feasibility of placing appa ratus at that point to send a jet of water up from the Tidal Basin, as another attraction for the motorists and pedestrians who frequent that section of the city’s parks. Col. T. A. Bingham, the officer in charge of public buildinga and public parks at the close of the last century, suggested the con struction of such a fountain in that part of the Tidal Basin, officials of Col. Grant’s office re called today. BOSH IS NAMED WHITE SOX PILOT Succeeds “Lena” Blackburne as Manager of Chicago American Team. Br the Associated Press. CHICAGO. September 30. —Donie Bush, former manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, will pilot the Chicago American League base ball club next year, the White Sox management announced today. Bush succeeds Russell “Lena” Black burne, and has signed a two-year con tract beginnig next year. Blackburne will finish this season. Charles A. Comiskey, owner of the club, did not reveal the terms of the contract with Bush. Blackburne has managed the White Sox almost two years, succeeding Ray Schalk in the middle of the 1928 sea son. At that time he was assistant to Schalk. Made Debut With Nats. Donie Bush’s debut as a major league manager was with the Washington club in 1923, following his acquisition from Detroit two years before at the waiver price. Bush that season landed the Nationals in fourth place, two notches higher than they had finished the sea son before under the guidance of Clyde Milan; but at the end of his first cam paign as pilot he was supplanted by Bucky Harris, who led the team to two straight pennants. STUDYCLUBOWNER FACES DEATH CHARGE Manslaughter Warrant Is Issued Against Proprietor of Cabaret in Which 22 Died. By the Associated Press. DETROIT, September 30.—Martin Cohn, proprietor of the Study Club, Detroit cabaret, in which 22 persons lest their lives in a fire 10 days ago, was charged with manslaughter in a warrant signed today by Judge Chris topher E. Stein in Recorder’s Court. Three downtown Detroit night clubs were forced to turn away week end j i patrons as the result of a closing older Issued by Mayor John C. Lodge. The clubs affected were Luigi’s, the Club ; Lido and the Kit Kat, all of which | were paid surprise visits by the mayor. ,! who is making a check-up of the city's i i amusement places to avoid a repetition > of the Study Club disaster. I • Mayor Lodge indicated today that ' the establishments may be reopened 1 if the fire marshal assures him that i exits at the three clubs are ample to . permit patrons to escape quickly in case of a panic. Should the fire mar shal report that certain Improvements are necessary to remove the haz ards, the mayor indicated he would withhold bis permission to reopen until these improvements have been made. Mayor Lodge’s visits were unannounced. He was accompanied by Inspector Wil liam T. Doyle ana two officers from ~ central staliffifc MYSTERY SHOOTING PROBED BY POLICE Woman Is Wounded in Arm at Home—Had Reported Threats of Another. By • Staff Correspondent ot Tha Star. ARLINGTON COUNTY COURT HOUSE, Va., September 30.—The police , of Arlington County today were con ducting an investigation of the mys terious shooting, at her home in Bon Air this morning, of Mrs. Susie Smith. Mrs. Smith was treated by Dr. Stacey T. Noland for a bullet wound in the arm. Her condition is not serious. According to Deputy Sheriff Harry Woodyard, Mrs. Smith has called him several times recently to report that her life was being threatened by another woman, whose Identity she did not know. An investigation made several days ago by Policeman Raymond Crack brought forth the Information that Mrs. Smith was being accused by the uni dentified woman of having stolen the latter's husband. This morning, according to Mrs. Smith, she was out feeding her chick ens and because of the threats had placed apistol in a pan containing the feed. Suddenly, she said, her adversary appeared and fired two shots at her. She retaliated with four shots, none of which she thinks took effect. _ Policeman James D. East, after talk ing with Mrs. Smith, started an inves tigation to determine the identity of the woman’s assailant. All that he had been able to learn, however, from Mrs. Smith is that the other woman lives in Washington. Police are pinning their hopes of identlficatio*' upon the statement made to Crack b> another resident of Bon Air that leads him to believe that the identity of Mrs. Smith’s assailant is known. CAPTAIN AND CREW SAVED FROM STORM-DRIVEN SHIP Br the Associated Press. NEW ORLEANS, La.. September 30. —A terse message telling of the rescue of 29 men. comprising the crew of the steamship Wisconsin Bridge, the mas ter of the vessel and the only passen £er, in the Florida Straits, near Abago iland. yesterday, was received last night from the captain of the steamship Carl ton of New Orleans, by the Tampa- Interocean Co., owners of the latter vessel. The message, sent by Capt. John E. Fish of the Carlton, told nothing of the intensity of the hurricane. The Wisconsin Bridge was last re ported coaling at Norfolk. Va. She is out of San Francisco. The Carlton Is due at New Orleans Wednesday. , . - ——-ffi ■ ■ . . Greek Patriarch Diea. CONSTANTINOPLE, September 30 UP). —Greek Patriarch Vassilos, Pope of the Eastern Christians, died yesterday at the age of 79. He was the third to bear that name and was elevated to the patriarchy in 1901. ‘Sweet Adeline’ Song Causes Chicagoan to Get Bullet in Leg Br the Associated Press. CHICAGO, September 30.—1 n Chicago it has sometimes been known as suicide to reach for the hip pocket, even for a handker ! chief. Paul Heller. 22. with a ! bullet In his leg, was thinking about it today. Heller was singing “Sweet Ade line” out Clark street way last : 1 night and Policeman Albert Rick ert had no ear for the tune. He told Heller to move on and shut up. Heller’s hand went to his hip pocket. The officer had an idem that this was no Idle gesture. He knew what some times is kept in hip pockets—guns. He decided to fire first, and he did. With a bullet in his leg, Heller dropped, and when he fell the bottle Os liquor in his hip pocket was smashed. “Such gratitude,” he said, sad ly. “I was only going to offer you a drink.” MRS. GANN’S RIGHTS WAIVED BY CURTIS FOR LADY ISABELLA Wife of British Envoy to Hold Ranking Position at Pre mier’s Dinner. STIMSON ANNOUNCES VICE PRESIDENT’S ACT Society Is Reported Aroused to High Pitch Over His Sister's Plan* to Return Hera. Br the Associated Press. Vice President Curtis has waived the rights of precedence for his sister and official hostess, Mrs. Dolly Curtis Gann at the state dinner to be held at the White House in honor of Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald. Secretary Stimson in announcing this today said the Vice President had graciously waived his sister's precedence in favor of Lady Isabella Howard, the wife of the British Ambassador, who will be the ranking British lady at the dinner. Simultaneously Stimson disclosed that Prime Minister MacDonald had asked that his daughter Ishbel, who is ’ accompanying him on the trip to visit President Hoover, not be regarded of , fleially fA ceremonious functions held while he is in the United States. In Next Position. I Stimson said he assumed that the arrangement, which he described as not permanent, would place Mrs-Conn in the next position to Lady Isabella. The State Department head described the Vice President’s action as especially gracious and appropriate in view of the fact that Sir Esme Howard together with the diplomatic corps last April had made a provisional arrangement where i by Mrs. Gann at official and ceremon . ious diplomatic functions would be ac . corded the position In precedence which . is normally given a wife of the Vice President. The action of the Vice President will . dispose of the troublesome question of precedence which arose when Mrs. , Gann decided she would return to [ Washington from her home in Topeka, . Kans., in time for the premier's visit . to the Capital. In Higher Position. Since she will be in Washington at the time of the ceremonies, she would ; have been accorded a position superior ’ to Lady IsabeUa. No question of her standing at the dinner to be given at the British embassy Fill arise, however, ; since Stimson has been invited as the I ranking guest, the embassy having , always made it a point never to invite . any one who would outrank the Secre tary of State whfle he was a guest at ’ an embassy dinner. The question of Mrs. Gann's seating , at the dinner which Stimson will give . to the prime minister also will be , avoided, since it will be an informal “stag” afiair. • Social Washington was surprised, and its Interest aroused to a high pitch, upon learning today that Mrs. Gann will be in Washington. Interest in Mrs. Gann's rank as a guest at official dinners had been on the wane, in view of expectations that she would remain in Topeka and that Mrs. Alice Longworth, wife of the Speaker of the House, whose rank in relation to that of the Vice Presidents sister frequently enters discussion of the sub ject, also would be out of the city. Returns Here Saturday. Mrs. Longworth, whose husband is not expected to return to Washington for some time, has disclosed no intention of coming here during the Prime Minister's visit. Mrs. Gann, however, is expected back in her brother's house hold Saturday, one day after Mr. Mac- Donald's arrival. That means she will be seated at the White House dinner in honor of the distinguished visitor. Naturally, nothing has been said about the place she will be assigned. Twp of the three other principal social functions arranged for the Prime Min ister’s entertainment which involve the question of precedence will both be i “stag” affairs. One will be the luncheon at the Brit ish embassy Saturday, at which Mr. Curtis will be the ranking guest. Mr. MacDonald will be the host. Sir Esme Howard, the British Ambassador, having relinguished the privilege of serving as host in his own residence so that his chief might have this opportunity to , repay some of the social obligations he will incur. Another “Stag” Affair. The other “stag” affair will be Sec retary StimsoiVs dinner to the prime minister October 9. The decision not to invite the wives and hostesses of guests has been explained as dictated by the Secretary’s desire to relieve Mrs. Stim son, who has been ill, of the burden of serving as hostess. The dinner to be given by the British Ambassador to Mr. MacDonald October 8 will not be a “stag” affair, but the question of Mrs. Gann's rank does not enter Into the seating arrangements. In accordance with long-established cus tom for such functions, no guest out ranking the Secretary of State will be invited, so he and Mrs. Stimson will be accorded unquestioned precedence. The Ambassador, who as dean of the diplomatic corps attempted to settle the social controversy over Mrs. Gann's rank some months ago by announcing that she would be given the recognition customarily granted only to a Vice President’s wife at official diplomatic dinners, is expected to invite Mr. Cur tis and his sister to the reception which will follow his dinner to the prime minister. Published suggestions that this ar rangement involves a slight to Mr. Curtis and Mrs. Gann are denied by embassy officials, who point out that tha Vice President could not properly .be invited to the dinner because he ttu» secretary of State. „ | Faces Murder Charge - MIR Jr ~tW gigSt Robert a. McPherson. 9 TEXTILE MURDER CHARGES QUASHED r i 13 Workers Still Face Sec ond-Degree Slaying Trials in Carolina, i By the Associated Presa. CHARLOTTE, N. C., September 30 Charges against 13 men charged with murder in connection with the death of O. F. Aderholt, chief of police of Gastonia, today were reduced from first degree to second-degree murder. The reduction was announced by Solicitor John G. Carpenter when the special i term of Mecklenburg Superior Court i opened to attempt for the third time to try the case. | Announcing nolle pressing of the : murder charges against nine of the defendants, the solicitor said that Fred Erwin Beal of Lawrence, Mass., South ern organizer for the National Textile i Workers Union; George Carter, Mizpah, j N. J. t union member and tent colony i guard; Clarence Miller, New York Com ! munist party worker; Joseph Harrison, j Passaic, N. J., union organizer, and j , ! William McGinnis, Louis McLaughlin j and K. Y. Hendricks, all union mem ! bers of Gastonia would be tried. May Renew Charges. The charges were dropped, the solic j j itor announced, with the reservation | that they might be renewed later if ' I developments warrant. .! The nine persons ordered freed of the , j murder charge are Amy Schechter, 1 1 Vera Buch and Sophie Melvin of New ; j York, and Russel Knight, Delmar i Hampton, N. F. Gibson. K. O. Byers. !J. C. Heffner and Robert Allen, all j Gastonia strikers. I The solicitor also announced that ;charges of assault preferred against seven other persons not involved in the murder case also would be dropped. Charges of felonious assault preferred • | against the nine persons released of the I! murder charge also were nolle prossed. ,! These charges grew out of the wound . j Lng of A. J. Roach, Thomas Gilbert i and Charles Ferguson, officers, at the . I same time Aderholt was shot. , FAVORS HIGHER PAY FOR MILL WORKERS North Carolina Governor Is Re ported Urging Change in Textile System. ■ By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, September 30—The ; New York Times today said that Gov. . O. Max Gardner of North Carolina, in i an interview today at Raleigh, urged higher wages, shorter hours,’ abolition . of the mill village and company hous : ing system and closer co-operation be ■ tween capital, labor and the State as a cure for the ills of the Southern tex tile Industry. The governor expressed the opinion ; that in view of the complex nature of ; the problems confronting the Southern ! textile industry, the solution may have ; to be applied by the co-operation of J the various States concerned. In this ; connection, the Times said, it was un derstood that the governor may call a conference of his fellow State ex ecutives to discuss the question. The governor denied that there is , any dislocation of Industry in his State, . but admitted that it is confronted with . economic and social readjustment which | calls for intelligent co-operation of all factors. I "Violence, communism and appeal to class hatred are not going to solve the problem,” the governor said. "This ap ! plies to all elements responsible for , violence.” "Communism, by its violent and ven ' omous propaganda, its obvious attempt ’ to utilize the existing situation for its own ulterior, subversive revolutionary j purposes, has served only to bedevil the ; issue, to toment high passion and to • interfere with an intelligent and dis , passionate approach to the problem," ; the governor added. j FIREMEN’S MULE BALKS. . CONSTANTINOPLE. September 30 ! OP). —Djelalie, in the Province of . Silivri, a small Black Sea town, de i pended upon a mule to carry water for > its Fire Department. Today, in a period of urgency, the . mule balked, and so delayed combating a small blaze that developed into a ’ conflagration and destroyed 62 houses, ; 20 granaries and many cattle, r»■ ■ - ! Radio Program*—Pa£e 30 The only evening paper in Washington with the Associated Press news service. UP) Means Associated Presa. GRAND JURY CHARGES DELIBERATE MURDER; HUSBAND ARRESTED Special* Report Says He Mali ciously Caused Death of Woman With Knotted Cord. ACCUSED TAKEN IN CUSTODY OUTSIDE GRAND JURY ROOMS Decision Is Reached by Grand Jury Half Hour After Testimony of Park Lane Physician Is Heard. The grand jury, after indicting McPherson, filed a special report after the McPherson indictment recommending that In spector William S. Shelby, in charge of the Detective Bureau, and Lieut. Edward J. Kelly, chief of the homicide squad, be sus pended from duty until their activity in connection with the case could be investigated. Both men have insisted that Mrs. McPherson’s death was suicide. Robert A. McPherson, youthful husband of Mrs. Virginia Mc- Pherson, who strangled to death with a pajama cord knotted around her throat in the Park Lane Apartments two weeks ago, was indicted for murder by the District grand jury today in ronnection with her death. McPherson was immediately placed under arrest. In a special report to Justice Peyton Gordon of the District Su preme Court the grand jury charged that McPherson deliberately and maliciously strangled his wife to death with a strip of cloth fastened around her neck. The report declared that the young bank clerk “did kill and mur der’’ his wife "felonously, willfully, purposely, and of his deliberate and premeditated malice.” i McPherson had been in the corridors outside the grand jury room all day and promptly was taken into custody. Announcement of McPherson's arrest was made to Justice Gor don by Assistant District Attorney William H. Collins immediately upon the presentation of the report by Merritt O. Chance, foreman. “We, the jurors of the United States of America in and for the District of Columbia aforesaid, upon their oath, do bring an indict ment that one Robert A. McPherson, jr., of the District of Columbia, ' on the thirteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord, 1929, jin the District of Columbia aforesaid, contriving and intending to kill one Virginia McPherson, feloniously, willfully, purposely, and of his deliberate and premeditated malice, in and upon her, the said Virginia McPherson, then and there being, did make an assault; and that in making the assault, as aforesaid, he. the said Robert A. I McPherson, jr., so contriving and intending to kill her, the said Vir ginia McPherson, feloniously, willfully, purposely, and of his delib erate and premeditated malice, did put. fasten, and bind, a certain strip of cloth about the neck of her, the said Virginia McPherson, and the said Robert A. McPherson, jr., with the certain strip of cloth aforesaid, by him about the neck of her, the said Virginia McPherson, so put, fasten and hind, then and there her, the said Virginia Mc- Pherson, feloniously, willfully, purposely and in deliberate and premeditated malice, did choke and strangle, 'from which said chok ing and strangling she, the said Virginia McPherson, on the day and year aforesaid, and at the District of Columbia aforesaid, did die. “And so the grand jurors aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid, say that he, the said Robert A. McPherson, jr., in this manner and by the means aforesaid, feloniously, willfully, purposely and of his deliberate and premeditated malice, did kill and murder; against the form of the statute in such case made and provided and against the peace and Government of the said United States. “Signed, Leo A. Rover, attorney of the United States, in and for the District of Columbia.” The indictment is indorsed with the list of witnesses that ap peared in the case. Dr. Gorman Last Witness. The decision of the grand jury was reached within half an hour after it had received the final testimony taken in the case from Dr. Edward A. Gor man. house physician at the Park Lane Apartments, who pronounced the girl 1 dead and who had bene quoted as de claring he was sure she had been mur dered. The grand jury locked the doois to its hearing room at 2:30 o’clock and not long thereafter word was sent to the marshal to notify Justice Gordon to get ready to receive the grand jury’s report. The jurors unlocked the doors and began to emerge slowly from their chambers at 2:45 o’clock, at which time Justice Gordon entered the Criminal Court room to receive the grand jury. The courtroom quickly v;as filled to capacity with spectators, including a large corps of newspaper men, wit nesses who had testified in the case and others. The air in the courtroom was tense. The’ grand jurors filed into the room and formed a semi-circle in front of the bench. The justice was handed sev eral large packages of documents, pre sumably containing routine indictments. Justice Gordon skimmed over these hastily and then Inquired if the grand jury had anything further to report. Foreman Chance took a step forward and announced he had a special report to give the court. He handed to the judge a typewritten paper. . McPherson Is Recalled. Witnesses recalled today Included McPherson, who spent the bet ter part of the morning in the corridors outside the grand jury room, awaiting a call to enter. With him were his mother and father, and aunt and several boy friends. McPherson was not formally subpoenaed, but was told to be on hand today if the jury de cided to question him. The young man disclosed that he was sitting on a bench in Judiciary Square in the rear of the courthouse all day Saturday while reporters were searching for him vainly in other parts of the city. Physician Summoned. The new witness, Dr. Edward A. Gor man, house physician of the Park Lane Apartments, scene of the tragedy, was summoned today as a result of dis closure In The star yesterday that he was the physician who pronounced Mrs. McPherson dead and that he sub sequently is reported to have told friends it was his opinion the girl was not a suicide. Assistant District Attorney William H. Collins, aiding the grand jury in its dramatic inquiry, appeared surprised that Dr. Gorman's name was not previ ously Included in the list of grand Jury mj that tha jbystrtan was Saturday’s Circulation, 102,704 Sunday’s Circulation, 112,192 not called to testify before the coroner’s jury at the inquest. The grand jury proceeded rapidly with its re-examination of witnesses whose names already have been identi fied with the investigation. Policeman Robert J. Allen, whose i murder theories and charges precipitat ed the grand jury's extraordinary probe, told at the courthouse today of a telegraphic request he had received from a sister of Mrs. McPherson that he investigate the alleged disappearance of a diamond ring which Mrs. Mc- Pherson usually wore. McPherson today declared that he had taken money from his wife’s purse after discovering her body and before he summoned police. The report was that he told police he found s4l in the purse and removed it when, in the company of Wilmer Ruff, manager of the apartment house, he was looking through Mrs. McPherson's effects for possible notes. McPherson told to The Star today that he removed the money saying he had told the manager he thought he had better keep It and that the manager had agreed. The telegram to Policeman Allen from Mrs. V. C. Blackwelder of Chester, S. C., read as follows: “Investigate whereabouts of Mrs. McPherson's diamond ring not found on body. We wonder how it could be removed with body in swollen condi iton.” "Lieut. Kelly told us the apartment was in perfect order when the body was found and Inspector Shelby reprimand ed me when I triea to question It* suicide theory." The first witnesses examined this morning were questioned relative to the screams heard on the highj ihsi Mrs. McPherson choked to death with a pajama cord knotted around her neck. Another witness was asked about the report that a man was seen to leave the McPherson apartment late In the night, and still another witness was questioned as to what the young hus band said when first he reported to th < apartment staff the discovery of his wife’s body. The witnesses questioned about the screams were C. H. Lowe, and N. H. Kent, occupants of apartments near that in which Mrs. McPherson came to her death. Each was In the jury room but a few moments. Lowe declined to discuss the nature of his testimony and Kent declared upon leaving the grand jury chamber that the "sum total testimony I gave them amounted to zero.” Miss E. Chatfield, who had been re ported as claiming she saw some one climbing from the McPherson apart ment on the fatal night as she looked from the window of her apartment In the Lombardy next door to the Park Lane, denied having made any such claim when questioned by reporters this morning. Miss Chatfleld’s testimony re garding the man would have supported the statement of Policeman Allen that he saw the figure of a man slinking across a one-story roof outside the McPherson apartment on the night the young nurse died there. TWO CENTS.