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Ml TRIAL ASKED By ACCUSED MEN Four Are Arraigned in Po lice Court on Statutory Charges. Jonn B. Showalter, local real estate operator, with offices in the Vermont Building, 924 Seventeenth street, was arraigned in Police Court today along with Robert Karla, 2701 Fourteenth street, on statutory charges. They de manded jury trials. Charges of threats, scheduled to come up in court tomor row, were also placed against the men and they were released on bond of SI,OOO. The co-defendants, Virginia Gann and Gladys Jenkins, of 2700 block of Fourteenth street and 700 block of Twenty-second street, respectively, were also arraigned on the former charges, with the hearing on the latter set for tomorrow. Complaining Witnesses. Mrs. Catharine Karla, 506 Phillips Terrace, estranged wife of Robert Karla, and Mrs. Madeline Showalter, who is also separated from her husband, are the complaining witnesses. According to Mrs. Karla and Police man H. F. Cornwell of the tenth pre cinct, they overheard a conversation, said to have taken place in Showalter’s apartment, 736 Twenty-second street, on jNoyember 8, between the four defend ants, In which he said a plan was formed to “get rid of Mrs. Karla.” The complaint contains this written •vatement by the policeman: “I heard them state that they would phone Mrs. Karla to go to a house on either Pierce or E streets, where they • ould kill her. During the course of the conversation it was suggested that Karia cover his whereabouts on the night they did the job, so he would not be charged with the crime.” Heard Conversation. Mrs. Karla said that she heard some sav that he would get some one “to v. the' job so that she will never know what happened." Both Mrs. Karla and Mrs. Showalter report that they have been collecting evidence on the statutory charges for some time. They both Insisted that the defendants be charged with con spiracy, but the assistant United States attorney in charge of the case refused to do this. Both Showalter and Karla denied the charges this morning, although they were not allowed to "talk” by their attorneys. Both Showalter and Karla were ar rested Tuesday night and locked up at the tenth precinct without bond for 24 hours on charges of investigation. DR. J. H. ROGERS, INVENTOR, EXPIRES FROM HEART ATTACK (Continued From First Page.) Its main feature was a centrally located hollow cylinder or tube arranged with its longitudinal axis in the vertical plane of the line of flight at right angles to the wings and rigidly con nect'd therewith at their inner ends with braces and trusses, the wings ex tending outwardly and upwardly from the cylinder. The following year Dr. Rogers patent ed a method of producing a high fre quency oscillating current adapted for the generation of electro-magnetic waves for use in radio-telegraphy. It consisted in regulating the discharges of a condensor between two electrodes by a constantly moving jet of water issuing from one electrode and impinging against the other to produce an unbal anced conductivity and resistance. Perfects Underground Antenna. Dr. Rogers began experimenting with his greatest invention —the underground and underwater antenna—in 1908, when he became convinced that electro impulses could be transmitted through the earth and through water as well as through the air. Other scientific work, however, kept him busy until 1916 when he became impressed with the impor tant of his great discovery in its bear ing on the World War. He resumed his experiments in the laboratory of his Hvattsville home where he erected and perfected what became known as the Rogers’ system of underground and undersea wireless telegraphy. The main elements of the system were a set of ordinary wireless sending and receiving devices and an antenna placed underground or underwater, the wires running out like the spokes of a wheel, being of varying lengths and varied at different depths. By means of these wires he picked up messages from Nauen, Germany; from Darien, Panama Canal Zone and other dis tant points. He heard with perfect distinctness German official reports on battles and on submarine operation. When the United States entered the World War, Dr. Rogers patriotically offered his discovery to the Govern ment. An investigation by the Navy Department established its extraordi nary value and importance, and by special request of the Secretary of the Navy letters of patent were issued to him. His underground wireless was installed at various naval stations and fully justified all claims. At the Bel mar, N. J., station the Rogers appara tus was placed, in an underground chamber, and from that time until the end of the war from four to six opera tors were constantly receiving messages from the radio stations of the allies in Europe. Having no tell-tale antenna above ground to attract the attention of spies and with storms and static disturbances almost powerless to interfere, this means of communication with the allies was secretly kept in continuous use while the war lasted. It also was used in American dugouts in France and often it was the only means of com munication. Installed on submarines, it enabled them while submerged to com municate with other underwater craft, battleships, airplanes and shore stations. Many Honors Conferred. Dr. Rog?rs had many honors con ferred upon him. The Maryland Academy of Science gave him its in ventor’s medal and the degree of honor ary fellow; Georgetown University and the University of Maryland bestowed upon him the degree of doctor of science in 1919, and he was elected an honorary member of the National Inventors’ Institute. Dr. Rogers never married. He is survived by a brother, James C. Rogers, and two sisters, Miss A. Mae Rogers and Mrs. Cora R. Clarke, all of Hyattsville. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. TALK ON NAVAL PARITY HEARD BY LIONS’ CLUB Maj. Charles J. Ferris Denies Movements to Outlaw War Will Be Successful. "Naval Parity and Parity Piffle” was the subject of an address yesterday by Maj. Charles J. Ferris. U. S. A., retired, before the Lions Club, meeting in the Mayflower Hotel. The speaker expressed doubt of the efficacy of movements to outlaw war and said history was full of such attempts, none of which had pro duced lasting results. President Alfred Lawson discussed with the membership plans for bring ing Christmas cheer Into the homes of numerous needy families. GRUNDY PRESENTS I SEAT CREDENTIALS Reading Brings Nye Resolu tion Rejecting New Appointee From Pennsylvania. ■ (Continued From First Page.) ! seat to the said William S. Vare, has appointed to the said vacancy one Joseph R. Grundy, whose credentials are now before the Senate; and Cites Large Expenditure. “Whereas, in the same campaign in which William S. Vare and his ticket were found by a Senate investigating , committee to have expended $785,000 to win nominations, another ticket in ! opposition to the nomination of the said j Vare and in support of the nomination I of the said Fisher for Governor of Penn sylvania. expended $1,804,979. or nearly three times as much, according to the findings of the same investigating com mittee; and “Whereas of the aforesaid sum of $1,804,979, $400,000 was raised and con tributed by Joseph Grundy, the afore said appointee of Gov. Fisher, and “Whereas the expenditure of such large sums of money to secure nomina tion is contrary to sound public policy, harmful to the dignity and honor of the Senate, dangerous to the perpetuity of a free government and destructive of the value and merit of an election climaxing a campaign of such expendi tures; therefor, be it "Resolved, That the aforesaid Joseph Grundy be, and he is hereby, denied a seat in the United States Senate.” Mr. Grundy has announced that he will be a candidate for the Republican senatorial nomination of the primaries next May. William S. Vare. immediately after he was rejected by the Senate because of excessive expenditures and alleged fraud in his election, issued a statement say ing that he would seek vindication at the hands of the Pennsylvania voters, which was taken to moan that he would be a candidate for the senatorial nom ination next Spring. After Mr. Vare was informed late yesterday that Gov. Fisher had appoint ed Mr. Grundy and that Mr. Grundy would be a candidate in the primaries, he said that Mr. Grundy’s plans would not prevent his going into the primaries. With Vare and Grundy in the race for the senatorial nomination the prospects of a lively primary campaign are bright. The announcement by Gov. Fisher and by Mr. Grundy that the latter would seek the senatorial nomination in the primary was interpreted heTe as a dec laration that the Mellon-Fisher-Grundy organization was prepared to go the bat with Vare and to eliminate him from the Republican political situation in the Keystone State. Philadelphia Is Key, Much will depend upon whether Mr. Vare is able to keep control of the whole Republican organization of Phila delphia. If he is unable to do so. he will be defeated in all probability. Sup porters of Grundy were pointing out to day that already some of the ward leaders in Philadelphia have spoken in high praise of the appointment of Grundy. Mayor Mackey of Philadelphia tele graphed Gov. Fisher his congratulations upon the appointment of Mr. Grundy to the Senate. The mayor was the campaign manager of Mr. Vare in the 1926 campaign. When asked whether he would sup port Vare or Grundy in the primary campaign next year, the mayor said that he would not commit himself to any course of action at this time. In the 1926 Pennsylvania senatorial primary Vare defeated former Senator Pepper and former Gov. Pinchot. Should Mr. Pinchot enter the coming senatorial primary, a similar three comered race would be staged next year. Grundy Voices Pleasure. When Mr. Grundy was informed of his appointment last night he said: "I have just been advised of my ap pointment by Gov. Fisher as the junior United States Senator from Pennsyl vania to fill the existing vacancy. I am pleased to accept that appointment, cognizant of the honor It conveys and the responsibilities it imposes. “In co-operation with our senior Senator, Hon. David A. Reed, and the 36 members of the House from Penn sylvania, I shall give my very best efforts to the interests of the 10,000,000 people of my State, convinced that by so doing I shall be serving the interests of the country as a whole. “I shall be a candidate for the balance of the unexpired term in the primary, which occurs in Pennsylvania next May.” Asked if he would take over the tariff fight in the Senate after Senator Reed goes to the London naval limita tion conference, the white-haired Penn sylvania manufacturer and high tariff exponent said that, of course, his State was intensely interested in tariff legis lation. Beyond that he would not go. To Inquiries whether he would give up> his post as vice president of the American Tariff League, Grundy said he would Mo whatever was “the ethical thing.” “You know, this has all come so sud denly that we have not had time to consider anything,” he said. Senator Reed, Republican, of Penn sylvania, who has served alone in the Senate for that State for almost three years, made the following statement: “I understand Mr. Grundy’s appoint ment was requested by the leaders of all factions throughout the State. He comes to the Senate with, a long ex perience in business affairs. He has an alert mind and for all these reasons will fill the position admirably.” Senator Nye of North Dakota, who had said earlier in the day he would seek to have Mr. Grundy denied a seat in the Senate, said: "Goes to Highest Bidder.” “If Grundy is seated, the Pennsyl vania seat goes to the highest bidder in an auction sale held in preference to an election in 1926.” "In the 1926 primary campaign,” he went on, “we found two Pennsylvania machines arrayed in opposition to each other, the Vare machine spending ap proximately a half a million dollars, and the opposition machine —the Mellon- Pepper-Grundy-Fisher machine—spend ing three or four times that amount. "The Senate has declined a seat to Vare because of that excessive expendi ture, and now we are asked not only to accept the appointment by a man who was victorious as a result of a $2,000,000 expenditure, but we are asked to seat a man who raised, or con tributed as much to the $2,000,000 total as the Vare machine spent altogether.” The delegation which came today with I . I "The <sVfystery of c^rlington” Can You Help Solve It? : I In the Magazine of Next Sunday’s Star ' i CP HE mystery is 101 years old. You may hold the J. key to its solution. Anyway, you will be inter ested In this article concerned with America’s great National Cemetery, the former home of Robert E. Lee. In Next Sunday’s Star !L : I THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1929. AUBURN PRISON SHORTLY AFTER INMATES MAKE BREAK FOR LIBERTY General view of the State prison at Auburn, N. V., taken yesterday shortly after 250 prisoners and long-term convicts staged their second mutiny within six months, showing cars and defending forces grouped in front of the main entrance and prison blocks where the rioting occurred. — Associated Press Photo. Grundy’s credentials include Frank J. Gorman, secretary to the governor; Gen. Edward Martin, chairman of the Republican State committee; Mrs. Charles Stauffer, vice chairman of that committee; Charles Johnson, the com mittee secretary, and A. Boyd Hamilton, assistant to Chairman Martin. Candidate for Office. Although Grundy has been content throughout a lifetime devoted largely to the advancement of the Republican party in both State and Nation to re main quietly in the background, he will be a candidate for election to the Sen ate in the primaries to be held in Penn sylvania next Spring. Vare also will be a candidate, and it is possible that for mer Gov. Gifford Pinchot may enter the contest. When tariff legislation has been pending in Congress, Grundy, with his shock of white hair and easy-going geniality, has been a familiar figure at the Capitol. There, he is known vari ously as “Old Joe,” “Uncle Joe” ’and sometimes as “the high priest of tariff protection,” depending upon the tariff views of the legislators supplying the pseudonym. Just recently, testimony given before the Caraway lobby investigating com mittee brought him a prominent place in the headlines. He told his senatorial inquisitors that it was a matter of complete indifference whether or not he was called a “lobby ist,” and said he held the tariff question next to religion. Then, he astonished the committee with an assertion that some Southern and Western States were "backward.” and should “talk darned small” on questions of national revenue legislation. Grundy explained that he would not exactly deny them representation on such legislation, but that they should not be permitted to “throw a monkey wrench into the machinery every min ute of the 24 hours.” He referred to the success of the Senate’s Democratic independent Republican coalition In defeating the tariff recommendations of the Republican “Old Guard.” “Challenge to People.” “The appointment of Mr. Grundy to a seat in the Senate could not be re garded as otherwise than a challenge to the people of the country who believe in a free government as well as to the Sen ate Itself," said Senator Wheeler of Montana, in a statement issued through the Democratic national committee. “The Senate voted to keep Smith of Illinois and Vare of Pennsylvania out of the Senate for the reason that they had expended huge sums of money in the primaries and that the Vare organ ization in Philadelphia and the Mellon organiaztlon in Pittsburgh had been guilty of fraud gnd corruption in the general election. "It should be borne in mind that Gov. Fisher was elected to office in exactly the same way that Vare was elected. It is a notorious fact that the Mellon- Grundy machine spent mqre money to nominate Fisher than was spent by Vare and that the return- in Pittsburgh were held up until the organization could find out how many votes ware needed to nominate him.” LAWYER WIES SUIT AGAINST A. H. BELL Slander alleged to have been spoken in the corridors of the District Supreme Court one year ago today forms the basis of a suit for SIOO,OOO damages filed late yesterday afternoon against Alexander H. Bell, a former president of the Bar Association, by Jesse C. Duke, an attorney with offices in the Colorado Building. Duke says that Bell, in the presence of a number of wit nesses, said, “You have been guilty of unprofessional conduct and ought to be disbarred for having those holes dug over at the Frederick place,” referring to a case pending in the court. Duke says he tried to get the de fendant to apologize on the spot, but was unsuccessful, although later at the trial the defendant made a conditional apology. The plaintiff declares that his good name and reputation have been im paired to the extent of SIOO,OOO, GRUNDY IS GOOD STORY TELLER; HAS TWO ODDITIES OF ATTIRE Wears High-Topped Button Shoes and Leather Band Watch Chain. Friends Sure He Will Be Able to Take Care of Himself in Senate. Joseph R. Grundy, Senator-designate from Pennsylvania, and one of the most talked-of men In or out of the Senate, comes to his first national office wear ing easily the 66 years to which he admits readily and almost with a touch of pride. Slightly above medium height, the long-time State and national political figure is stockily built, with broad shoulders, a deep chest, but with a waist line that might Incite the envy of many a man years his Junior. He has a shock of snow white hair, carefully parted on the left side; a full face with ruddy complexion and a pair of blue eyes that twinkle behind white metal-rimmed glasses. Fastidious in Dress. Mr. Grundy Is fastidious In his dress, wearing mostly dark suits, with striped shirts and collars to match. He has two oddities of attire—old-fashioned high-topped button shoes and a leather band with a large buckle doing duty as a watch chain, extending from a vest button hole across to the lower pocket on the left side of the vest. The Senator-designate is a good story teller and has a reservoir of anecdotes upon which he readily draws to illus trate points In even a rather casual conversation with his friends. No Claim to Oratory. Since his only other public office was that as a member of the borough coun cil In his home town, there is natural curiosity as to how he will fare in the running fire of Senate debate, but his friends who saw him in action in the Senate lobby Investigation profess to have no misapprehension of his ability to take care of himself. The manufacturer and high-tarilT advocate lays no claims to oratorical ability, but he doesn't hesitate to say that the gentlemen whose colleague he now is appointed to be "sorta had me handicapped” In the lobby inquiry by the power to cut short his speeches. That’s a handicap he will not have to buck In the Senate. Proponent of High Tariff. Mr. Grundy is a manufacturer of Bristol, Pa. Throughout his life he has been one of the country’s most out standing proponents of a high protective tariff. As president of the Pennsyl sylvania Manufacturers’ Association, he has fought in his State and in Wash ington for the protective tariff theory. The appointment to the Senate was tendered him by a lifelong friend, the man he sponsored for Governor of Pennsylvania and helped to elect to that office. Mr. Grundy has been a familiar figure in Washington, especially at times when Congress has considered tariff bills. He is a manufacturer of woolen goods, a member of the So ciety of Friends and a lifelong Repub lican. On January 13 he will be 67 years old. He is unmarried. He was born in Camden in 1863 and was edu cated in the public schools of Camden and Philadelphia and later matricu lated at Swarthmore College. In 1880 he left college and began work as an apprentice in his father’s factory. Upon his father’s death he became head of the firm, which has prospered steadily under his direction, until today Mr. Grundy is regarded as being master of between $20,000,000 and $25,000,000. The Bristol factory is said to be a model institution, employing more than 1,000 workers. Aids Charitable Works. Many times a millionaire, money in Itself has apparently meant little to Mr. Grundy. He has poured it liberally into campaign funds and has used it unostentatiously in a multitude of charitable works. Not long ago he es tablished an entirely new fire depart ment in Bristol at a cost of nearly half a million dollars. . For many years Mr. Grundy has been active in politics. He was a staunch ally of the late Senator Boise Penrose. He has served in six Republican national conventions as a delegate for Pennsyl vania. He backed in these conventions the man who was later nominated by the people, beginning with William Mc | Kinley. He was a delegate to the Kan sas City convention in 1928 which nom inated President Hoover. ■—— • " ■■ ■ -■ -■- Burt Wentworth, internationally known fingerprint expert, says the place for fingerprints is in the record of the family Bible. I SENATOR GRUNDY. DYING GIRL TALKS OF NARCOTID RING Emergency Doctors Hold Lit tle Hope for Her—Suffer ing From Drugs. Declaring she wanted to die and mumbling incoherently about a “nar cotic ring,’’ a girl, who says her name is Gilda Carson, 22 years old, daughter of a clergyman from California, is fight ing for her life at Emergency Hospital today after having swallowed poison shortly before entering St. John's Church, at Sixteenth and H streets, yesterday afternoon, where she was found hi an unconscious condition. Hospital physicians said the girl swal lowed a quantity of drugs and hold little hope for her recovery. Although her statements so far, physicians said, have been more or less incoherent, the attractive young woman is lying in a semi-stupor in her bed at the hospital, mumbling phrases about a drug ring. According to Dr. Francis E. Gllfoy of the hospital staff the girl said she took the polqpn after visiting an apart ment in the Park Lane at Twenty-first street and Pennsylvania avenue yester day, where she said she had shot some one. Police were unable to verify this. The dying girl ha- been visited by the Rev. Leon A. Shearer of 821 Six teenth street, who is attached to St. John’s Church, but the minister has not revealed what has been discussed. Physicians at Emergency Hospital are endeavoring to verify the girl's state ments she made today in an effort to establish positive identification. » - ———— COOLIDGE ELECTED RED CROSS OFFICIAL By-Laws Are Amended to Provide Three Vice Presidents—Va cancies on Board Filled. Calvin Coolidge was chosen a vice president of the American Red Cross yesterday at the annual meeting of the central committee. When Mr. Coolidge was President of the United States he automatically was president of the Red Cross. In making the choice, the by-laws of the organization were amended to pro vide for three such officers, and Chief I Justice Taft and Robert W. Deforest of ■ New York were re-elected. All members of the central committee were reappointed by President Hoover and few changes were made among the various officers of the organization. Two vacancies on the board of in corporators were filled by the election of Augustus K. Oliver of Pittsburgh and Winthrop Murray Crtne of Dalton, J Mass. Mexican Air Show Opened. By Cable to The Star. MEXICO CITY, December 12.—Pres ident Portes Gil yesterday inaugurated the Aeronautical Materials Exposition, a part of the Aviation week program, here. Afterward he flew over the Pop ocateptl volcano outside the capital in a trlmotor plane. The flight was made at an altitude of 23,000 feet. During the flight Portes Gil received and dis patched wireless messages from the plane, Including ope to his wife. MACHADO ENTERS TARIFF INQUIRY Statement Attributed to Cu ban President Introduced in Letter to Lakin. By the Associated Press. A statement attributed to President Machado of Cuba, which said justifica tion for “immoderate increases'' in the sugar tariff could be "found only In very grave purposes of International scope obliging a powerful republic to annihilate its small neighbor” was read I Into the Record today at the Senate lobby committee hearing. The statement, made in a letter 1 to H. C. > Lakin, president bf the Cuba company, sugar importers, from Ma chado, continued this purpose could be explained only after there had been any disloyalty or offense of some con sequence. The letter said that it could not exist as long as there "was a real affec tion, sincere adhesion, full co-operation and the desire to show at all times and in all cases the extreme and pro found gratefulness which the Cuban people feel toward the American Na- Warned of Heavy Fine. Earlier today Lakin had been re minded by Senator Walsh of Montana, lobby committee member, that the Logan act provides a $5,000 fine and a three-vear prison term for any Ameri can citizen who carries on correspond ence with a foreign government to j "defeat the measures of the Govern ment of the United States." Lakin testified yesterday that he had j suggested a plan to the secretary of I communications of Cuba, whereby pres- ! sure for a lower sugar tariff was to be brought on Congress by the use of propaganda in Latin American coun tries. The committee returned to this phase of Lakin’S testimony today and after Walsh had read the act, Lakin said: “I never heard of it.” “Out of kindness to you I call your attention to it,” Walsh replied. Rebuked by Secretary. A letter from the Cuban secretary, Rafael Sanchez Aballi, in reply to Lakin's proposal was read, which said the suggestion was "excellent.” “I think he was kind of letting me down easy,” Lakin said. “That's the impression I had.” Lakin had previously testified he was “ashamed” of the proposal and that Aballi had “rebuked” him. “Was it a patriotic thing to Incite Latin American countries against this country?” Walsh asked. “I can't say anything more than that 1 1 am very much ashamed of it,” Lakin ! said. i The name of Edwin P. Shattuck. em ployed by the Cuba company to ad vocate a low sugar duty, partly because he was a friend of President Hoover, which has figured frequently in previ ous testimony, kept recurring today, JAILED REPORTERS BACK AFTER SERVING PENALTY Three reporters of the Washington Times were back at their typewriters today after serving 40 days in the DLs trict Jail for contempt of court. The v were sentenced for their refusal to an swer questions of a grand jury in a liquor investigation. The three newspaper men Linton Burkett, Jack Nevin and Gorman Hen dricks—were presented with checks for $l,OOO and a gold watch each by Col. Frank Knox, general manager of the 1 Hearst newspapers, last night at a | mass meeting in their honor in the I Belasco Theater. What Do You Know About Washington? DERTRAM BENEDICT, Johns Hopkins graduate, econ- I omist and author, has prepared a series of articles on living and working conditions, wages, habits, health and prosperity of the people of Washington, and these will appear exclusively in The Washington Star. Watch for them. Mr. Benedict shows, in detail, how the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness in Washington compares with other cities throughout the United States. MUTINEERS FACING MURDER CHARGES Heavy Guard on Duty at Auburn After Nine Lose Lives in Outbreak. (Continued From First Page.) the country, and dump you alive. If we die, you die.’ ” Here is the warden’s account of the turn of the tide in the battle: “We got word that the men in front had some plan of meeting their (the convicts’) wishes. At any rate, they said they would convince the prisoners that the <Joors were open and that the au tonsoDiles were ready to take them away, and they opened the doors so they Could enter the main hall and have an unobstructed view of the open prison door all the way to the street, with the automobiles waiting for them. Both Doors Opened. "Thereupon, the doors of the main hall were opened from both north and south wings, and we all went out into that main hall. The convicts had up to now controlled a gunfire from these doors. They came into the hall, taking us with them, when suddenly a State trooper with astounding bravery, stepped into full range of their guns and threw a gas bomb. More followed. One rolled right under me. “The bomb was a signal for a general melee, and there were shots on all sides. Some of the convicts realized they had been tricked, and ran back into the south wing hall, while others ran into the north, but they turned on us and fired at our handcuffed officers at close range. “One evidently tried to shoot me in the head, or hit me with the butt of his gun, or perhaps a keeper struck his hand and I got only a glancing blow, but it landed behind my head at the base of the skull, and i began to get dizzy. “The gas also, by this time, began to render me unconscious, and the last sensation I had was a pain in my wrist and I was being dragged somewhere by my handcuffs. “It later turned out that it was Mac- Tagert, and they tell me that my con vict orderly also assisted in dragging me out. I lost consciousness." Three Killed in Fight. Three convicts were killed in the fight that resulted in the rescue of the warden and the keepers. Leaving their dead behind, the balance, numbering about 15, retreated to the rear hall. State police, armed with machine guns, advanced and ordered the convicts to tear down a barricade they had erected. Johnson, one of the convicts, stepped out into the corridor to comply, but promptly fell with a half dozen bullets fired by the rioters. The troopers then opened fire, and in the battle that fol lowed four of the rioters were killed. With the barricaded position cleaned out the State troopers and prison guards turned their attention to the other prisoners, numbering about 1.560 who had remained passive but restless during the riot. During most of the time they had been in the prison yard with only the machine guns of the State police between them and freedom. They were returned to their cells with out trouble, however. During the several fights that marked the day’s disorders several guards were wounded and gased. George E. Atkins was shot in the face and back and probably fatally wounded; James F. Van Heusen was shot in the eye; Albert C Holzhauer was shot in the mouth. In addition to the warden those who suffered from gas were Claude R. Dempsey, Walter Failey, Lucius Hu gunin and Mi’.ton J. Riker. Durnford Resisted. Durnford was shot at the inception of the riot when he resisted an attempt by three convicts to seize and hold him as a hostage. With the aid of an un identified convict he dragged himself out of reach, but died shortly after reaching the prison hospital. The convicts then took Warden Jen nings into custody and using him as a decoy surprised and captured the other guards. Sullivan, acting as spokesman j for the rioters, sent out an ultimatum, declaring the eight officials would be killed if the armed forces were not withdrawn from the vicinity of the prison. Their demand was endorsed by Warden Jennings who sent out by a trusty a note reading, “For God’s sake give then what they want.” The ultimatum was referred to Dr. Kieb. State commissioner of correction at Albany, who ordered “no com promise.” In this he was supported by ! Acting Gov. Herbert. H. Lehman. Lieut. Perry of the State police, who | delivered the reply to the ultimatum, ; added that “if the State troopers come | in, they’ll come shooting.” A few minutes later the troopers made their gas attack, rescued the warden and the guards and in a short while ended the i revolt. Investigation Begun. Maj. Phillip G. Roosa, prison investi gator for the State department of cor rection, today was conducting an in vestigation of yesterday’s riot. One of his first discoveries was that 10 guns from the prison arsenal were missing. A morning count of the pris- ( oners showed that one of the dead con victs. previously identified as Duke J. Bonnell, was In reality Julius Stefanek, [ from New York City. — • ■ - - IS NOT CHAIRMAN. Representative Smith Is Ranking Member of Civil Service Committee Representative AddLson T. Smith of Idaho was erroneously identified in an article in yesterday s Star as being chairman of the House civil service committee, a post occupied by Repre sentative Lehlbach of New Jersey. Mr. Smith is ranking member of the com mittee. Mr. Lehlbach’s office reported today that numerous telephone inquiries had been received, asking if there had been a change in the committee chairman ship. There has been no such change. -■ - • - BAND CONCERT. By the United States Soldiers’ Home Band Orchestra, at Stanley Hall, this afternoon at 5:30 o’clock; John G. M. Zlmmermann, bandmaster; Anton Pointer, assistant leader. March. “Triumphant America”.. .Losey Overture, “Italians in Algiers”. .Rossini Transcription, “The Lost Chord” (request) Sullivan Gems from musical comedy “The Blue Kitten” Friml Fox trot, "Satisfied” Friend Waltz, “Tout a Vous” .\Tyers Finale, “Same Old Moon —Same Old June” .....Friend “The Star Spangled Banner.” BUSINESS ADVISORY PERSONNEL NAMED Julius H. Barnes Selects 20 Leaders to Serve on Committee. » By the Associated Press. Twenty outstanding business and financial leaders, representing all sec . tions of the United States, were named today by Julius H. Barnes as an ex ecutive committee to carry on business stabilization endeavors authorized by President Hoover's recent business sur vey conference, held in Washington, December 5. Mr. Barnes will act as chairman. He said the committee would be called shortly, but did not name a date. Confidence Warranted. A preliminary study of the many re ports submitted to the business survey conference, he asserted, indicated there 1 was nothing to cause “hesitation, but i rather warrants confidence in the early ■ stabilization of business activities with ' out justifying excessive optimism before ' the close of the next few months.” ■ “Provision for study in comparison of conditions in the various industries through representative trade organisa tions,” he added, “is being made by the formation of a large committee com prising competent and recognized lead ership in the more important business fields. This committee will be an nounced later.” Mr. Barnes, who Is chairman of the board of directors of the United States Chamber of Commerce, named the fol lowing executive committee: Committee Personnel. Owen D. Young, chairman of the j board of the General Electric Co., and the Radio Corporation; Myron C. Tay lor, chairman of the finance committee, United States Steel Corporation; Thomas W. Lamont of J. P. Morgan & Co., Paul Shoup, president, Southern Pacific Railway; Clarence M. Woolley, chairman American Radiator Corpora tion; Henry M. Robinson, president Los Angeles First National Trust & Savings Bank; Walter c. Teagle, presi dent Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey. James Simpson, president Marshall Field & Co.; C. F. Kelley, president Anaconda Copper Mining Co.; E. L. Carpenter, president National Lumber Manufacturers’ Association, Minn'- ; spoils; Pierre S. du Pont, Wilmington, Del.; Louis E. Pierson, Irving Trust Co. New York City; George Horace i Lorimer, editor, Philadelphia; Walter S. Gifford, president American Tele phone & Telegraph Co.; Alvan ; Macauley, president National Automo bile Chamber of Commerce, Detroit; John G. Lonsdale, president American Bankers’ Association, St. Louis; S W Cramer, director Cotton Textile Insti tute Cramcrton, N. C.; Charles Cheney, i president National Industrial Confer ■ ence Board, Manchester, Conn.; Silas i H. Strawn, chairman Montgomery 1 Co ” Chlca &°: Harry Chandler, : publisher, Los Angeles. NATIONALISTSTAKE STEPS FOR PEACE Seek to Conciliate Rebels in Quiet Sector After Big Canton Victory. By the Associated Press. SHANGHAI, December 12.—Reports of a Nationalist victory over Southern rebels in sanguinary fighting at the gates of Canton shared attention here today with information that the gov ernment is making strong efforts to ward conciliation of rebellious factions in other areas where the fighting has slackened. A message from Canton this morning asserted that yesterday's victory by gov ernment forces over the rebellious “Ironsides” division just outside the city was much greater than at first believed. An attack by Kwangsi rebels along the west river also was repulsed, said the report. The message said it was believed that fully half the attacking “Ironsides” force was included in the casualties or | among the captured. The division, ; under command of Gen. Chang Fak- Wei, was said to be still in retreat. Exodus From Canton Halted. News of the victory halted the exodus of civilians from Canton. Nationalist government central bank notes, which slumped sharply in value as a result of the "Ironsides’ ” thrust, returned to par. Fighting yesterday was reported con tinuing in Honan and Anhwei provinces and at a point 50 miles north of Nan king. where loyal troops met the Pukow mutineers. Loyal reinforcements were , sent from Nanking, denuding the city lof troops. Disorderly elements were j said to be active there, with looting threatened. Virtually all foreigners | have evacuated. Swarm Settlements. The stationing of Nationalist troops about a railroad station in the Chinese section of Shanghai yesterday gave rise to a report among the natives that a rebel force was about to attack. Thou sands of natives swarmed toward the French and international settlements, seeking protection from the foreigners. Foreign police prevented their entry into the international city, but the mob did not disperse until the officers fired a volley Into the air. November Circulation. Daily... 110,232 Sunday, 114,513 District of Columbia, ss.: FLEMING NEWBOLD, Business Manacer Os THE EVENING AND SUNDAY BTAR. does solemnly swear that the actual number of copies of the paper named sold and dis tributed during the month of November. A.D. 1939. was as follows; DAILY. Days. Copies. Days. Copies. 1 110.373 16 109.01 2 109,106 18 118,621 4 112,189 10 112,147 5 111,068 20 112.008 6 114,061 21 127.247 7 112.004 22 110,463 8 111.207 ?3 100.184 0 108.440 25 1t5.121 II 112.866 26 112,095 12 112,054 27 110,561 13 112.499 28 102.670 14 112,310 29 111.487 15 111,953 30 108.522 2,908,400 Less adjustments 42.364 Total dally net circulation 2,866.036 Average dally net paid circulation... 109,193 Dally average number of copies for service, etc 1.039 Dally average net circulation 110,232 SUNDAY. Days. Copies. Days. Copies. 3 114.837 17 115.880 10 113.560 24 117,6,... 463.3.17 Loss adjustments 5.286 Total Sunday net circulation 458,051 Average net paid Sunday circula tion 113.879 Average number of copies for serv ice. etc 831 Averaee Sunday net circulation.. . 114.513 FLEMING NEWBOLD. _ . .. , . Business Manager. Subscribed and sworn to before me this llth day of December. 1929,^. (Seal.) ELMF>f. YOUNT. /iwttry Public.