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Shot Blamed for Ex
s plosion Which Wrecks
Coal Shaft.
By the Associated Press.
M'ALESTER, Okla , December 25.
One man was killed and serious damage
was done to the shaft of the Manning
mine at Manning. Okla., near here, last
night. A “windy” shot caused the ex
The miner who lost his life in the
blast was Roland D. Markland, a shot
flrer, who was the only person in the
mine at the time of the explosion, com
pany officials said.
An inspection of the mine, which was
owned by the Pierce Coal Co., revealed
wreckage strewn about In all parts of
the shaft, and mine officials said the
damage was great, although they de
clined to make estimates until another
inspection could be made.
A “windy” shot, to which mine
Officials attribute the explosion, is a shot
which is not packed tightly. When
fired, the blast flares out into the mine
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Swedish Consul Transferred.
STOCKHOLM. December 25 (A*).—
The Swedish consul in Chicago. Carlj
von Dardel, lias been appointed Swed
ish consul-general in Batavia, Java,
where he will take up his residence in
July, 1930. He has previously served
in Norway, Switzerland, England and
District of Columbia —Cloudy, con
tinued cold, possibly snow flurries to
night; minimum temperature about 26
degrees; tomorrow partly cloudy; mod
erate southwest shifting to west and
northwest winds.
Maryland—Cloudy, not quite so cold,
possibly light snow tonight; tomorrow
partly cloudy; fresh southwest shifting
to west winds.
Virginia—Cloudy, not quite so cold,
probably snow flurries in the mountains
tonight; tomorrow partly cloudy; fresh
southwest and west ■winds.
West Virginia—Partly cloudy, prob
ably snow flurries, colder in northwest
portion tonight: tomorrow cloudy, fol
lowed by snow flurries in north portion.
Record for Twenty-four Hours.
Thermometer —4 p.m., 31; 8 p.m„ 28;
12 midnight. 24; 4 a.m., 21: 8 am., 24.
30.20: 12 midnight, 30.20 ; 4 am., 30.18;
• a m . 30.15.
Highest temperature, 31, occurred at
3:30 pm. yesterday.
Lowest temperature, 20, occurred at
7 a.m. today.
Temperature same date last year—
Highest, 53; lowest, 25.
Tide Tables.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today—Low tide. 10:10 a.m. and
10:51 pm.; high tide, 3:36 am. and
4:10 pm.
Tomorrow—Low tide, 11:04 a.m. and
11:45 pm.; high tide, 4:32 a.m. and
5j02 p.m.
The Sun and Moon.
Today—Sun rose 7:25 a.m.; sun sets
4:51 p.m.
Tomorrow—Sun rises 7:25 a.m.; sun
sets 4:52 pm.
Moon rises 2:20 a.m.; sets 1:22 pm.
Condition of the Water.
Great Palls—Potomac clear.
Harpers Perry Potomac, Shenan
doah clear.
Weather in Various Cities.
CBTemperature. eSJ
2 SC S,3=
I ?• sS ~—
Station*. g a» e~ Weather.
T r *
Abilene. Tex... 30 3* 58 33 ....Clear
Albany. N. T... 30.13 30 22 .... Cloudy
Atlanta. Ga 30 20 32 2« .... Pt.cloudy
Atlantic City... 30.11 33 22 .... Pt.cloudy
Birmingham ... 30,2* 38 30 .... Clear
Birmingham ...30.1S 33 30 ....Clear
Blamarck. N. D. 29 80 22 14 .... Pt .cloudy
Boston. Man.. 30 10 32 22 .... Pt.cloudy
Buffalo. N. Y... 19 98 20 22 0.01 Cloudy
Charleston. S.C. 30.26 42 30 .... Clear
Chicago. 111.... 29 90 JO 24 0.04 Cloudy
Cincinnati. Ohio 29 98 30 28 ....Snow
Cleveland. Ohio. 29 94 28 24 0.04 Bnow
Columbia. 8. C. 30.18 42 24 .... Clear
Denver. Colo. ..10 10 54 42 .... Cloudy
Detroit. Mich.. 30 94 28 34 0.13 Snow
m Paso. Tex— 30.44 50 28 .... Clear
Sabreston. Tex. 30.30 38 44 ....Clear
Helena. Mont .29 88 43 33 ....Clear
Huron. 8. Dak.. 29 94 32 14 .... Clear
Indianapolis ...30 00 32 20 .... Snow
Jacksonville.Pla. 30 32 50 30 ....Clear
Kansas City, Mo 30.16 48 33 .... Clear
Los Angeles ...30.16 S 3 83 .... Clear
Louisville. Ky.. 30.04 34 34 ....Cloudy
Mis ml. Wla 30.38 82 48 ....Cloudy
B. Orleans. La.. 30 34 54 38 .... Clear
New York. NY. 30.14 32 22 .... Cloudy
Oklahoma City. 30 24 38 38 .... Clear
Omaha. Nebr... 30.10 44 28 ....Pt.cloudy
Philadelphia. Pa. 30 1A 32 26 Cloudy
Phoenix. Art*. .30 24 72 36 Clear
Pttuburxh. Pa.. 30.04 28 18 0.06 Snow
Portland. Me... 30 08 32 18 ....Clear
Portland Ore* 29 92 58 48 0.04 Pt.cloudy
Raleigh. N. C... 30 20 34 22 .... Pt.cloudy
Salt Lake City. 30.30 40 28 .... Clear
San Antonio. 30.44 44 28 .... Clear
San Dieco. Calif 30 12 78 54 ....Cloudy
San Praneisco. 30 22 52 44 .... Cloudy
St. Louis. Mo .30.14 40 30 Clear
St Paul. Minn. 30 00 2* 12 002 Cloudy
•tattle. Wash 29 66 38 48 0.12 Rain
Spokane, Wash. 29 74 48 46 Cloudy
WASH., D i C... 30.15 32 21 Cloudy
FoiilCN. -
(Noon. Greenwich time, today.!
Stations. Temperature. Weather,
■orta (Payal). Azores... 56 Part cloudy
• Current observations.)
Samilton, Bermuda 60 Clear
in Juan. Porto Rico.... 72 Part cloudy
Havana. Cuba 64 Cloudy
Colon. Canal Zone 78 Part cloudy
iWerrp Christmas
Happp Jieto Hern*
M, y this most glori
ous of all seasons bring you
- the joys of peace and care
freedom. May. the year bear*
tf*k ing the new numerals * 1930
'I bring you a fair share, if not
all, of the things you wish.
And if we can contribute to the
fulfillment of these wishes it
will make it a happy year for
v us, too.
Under Supervision U. S. Treasury
1408 H Street N.W. Washington, D. C.
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•__ ** r - * nd . Senat * P a *« ready to start serving turkey yesterday at the annual dinner of the Vice
President to his youthful co-workers. —Underwood Photo
Vice President Entertains 18
Boys at Annual Christ
mas Dinner.
“Every man in the Senate has earned
his way,” Vice President Curtis told the
18 pages of that body when he enter
tained them at a Christmas dinner In
the Senate restaurant at 12:30 p.m.
yesterday in accordance with an annual
The feature of the program was the
presentation to the Vice President, some
of whose ancestors were Indians, of a
tomahawk, with the suggestion that
it might be of service as a reserve gavel.
Prank Kearny, who presented the gavel
on behalf of the pages, was dressed in
Indian costume and took for the occa
sion the name “Heap Big Silence.”
“A man cannot obtain the high posi
tion of United States Senator without
having accomplished much in his own
State,” said the Vice President in a
brief talk. “I suggest that you study
each and every Senator. You are sure
to find traits in every one that you will
find helpful to you in the future.
“Just a suggestion, and that is, what
ever duties you undertake, perform them
to the best of your ability, do your work
well and promptly, and by doing this
you will better prepare yourselves for
what is to follow. If you do what you
undertake well you will find there is
always an opening for you when you
are through the work at hand.”
Jack Carden was toastmaster and de
livered an expression of appreciation for
the pages. Samuel Griffin and Thomas
Brodigan were a committee to escort
the Vice President to the Christmas
feast. To remind the Vice President of
his boyhood days, when he rode horses,
the program included recitation by
Laureston Porter of the poem “How
Salvador Won.” The dinner was brought
to a close with a speech of thanks by
Arlington Davis, Jr., of Wichita, Kans.,
the Vice President’s home State.
Each Senate page received a bright
new silver dollar as a Christmas present
from Senator Kendrick of Wyoming.
Senator Kendrick also gave to each em
ploye of the Senate a necktie as a
Christmas gift. This has been his cus
tom for many years.
Alleged Infraction Charge Against
Telephone Company by Claim
ant to Invention.
Bjr the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, December 25.—William
G. H. Pinch of the Bronx Monday
brought suit In Federal Court against
the American Telephone & Telegraph
Co., Herman Affel of Ridgewood, N. J„
and Baxter R. Hamilton of Cradell,
N. J., alleging infringement of hLs
rights as inventor of a transmission
system for printed telegrams trans
mitted by wire. The suit asks “costs
and such further relief as to the court
may deem just and proper.”
Pinch claims to be the inventor of a
system for transmitting telegrams in
type by radio and alleges that the
A. T. & T. is operating under Hamil
ton’s and other lnventinos in that line
although they have not obtained patent
The defendants have sought to mo
nopolize radio transmission, the suit al
leges, by means of interference pro
ceedings instituted before the Commis
sioner of patents.
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Pigeon Survives
Stern Law of Life
By Tail Feather
Parrot Attempts to Dem
onstrate Evolution Theory
to Rescued Visitors.
There is a pigeon pecking away at
crumbs in Lafayette Park today, dis
tinguishable by a few remaining patches
of red paint on his wings. It is there
because it picked the right sort of
benefactor a few days ago when the
law of the survival of the fittest missed
him by the merest couple of tail
That pigeon is alive this Christmas—
though its benefactor doubts If such a
thing as Christmas enters into its
scheme of things beyond a few more
choice crumbs than usual—after riding
three miles or more on the running
board of the machine of a man who
would take the trouble to nurse him to
Finds Injured Bird.
Several days ago Joseph A. Carey,
attorney, drove downtown with Mrs.
Carey to see a motion picture. He
parked his machine beside Lafayette
Square. As he was leaving the machine
he noticed the pigeon, evidently injured,
walking about in the middle of the
street. There seemed to be large
patches of red on him.
Mr. Carey shooed the bird under his
machine to give it temporary respite
from death beneath the wheels of pass
ing cars. About two hours later, start
ing for their home at 3005 Cathedral
avenue, Mr. and Mrs. Carey several
times heard sounds as though the car
had picked up a piece of newspaper and
it was flapping in the wind.
Parrot Registers Jealousy.
Arriving home, Mr. Carey got out
and investigated. The same wounded
pigeon was on the running bonrd of his
machine. The bird suffered itself to
be picked up and was taken into the
Carey home, much to the disgust of a
pet parrot. WUlie, which for many
months has ruled the Carey roost. Wil
lie, who has the run of the house, be
came violently incensed, and set about
with malice aforethought to demon
strate the law of the survival of the
The pigeon slightly cut about the
head, was found to have such a coat
ing of red lead paint on its wings that
it could not fly. It was rescued after
Willie had plucked a couple of tail
The parrot was consigned to its cage
and the wounded pigeon was led and
treated for its hurts.
For three days the pigeon stayed at
the Carey home and gained in strength
and spirits. When it seemed well, Mr.
Carey borrowed Willie’s cage and took
it to Lafayette Park, where he sought
the aid of park policemen in bringing
the bird back to full health. He was
Informed by the park policeman on duty
$f)C gening gtaf
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Huge Marauders, Scorning Trap
lines, Swoop Down From
Rocky Island Lairs.
By the Associated Press. . (
TEHKUMMAH, Manitoulin Island,
Ontario, December 25.—Swooping down
from their dens in the tangled under
growth of “The Rock,” huge ridge
which divides this island, wolves are
taking a heavy toll from the sheep in
the vicinity and are rapidly wiping out
what deer survived the hunting season.
Never before have the huge beasts been
so plentiful, and. emboldened by their
successful raids, they are drawing closer
atid closer to civilization.
Farmers of the district fear that
when Manitowaning and South Bays
freeze over more wolves will cross the
ice from the mainland.
So far efforts to combat them have
been of little avail. The beasts have
learned by bitter experience how to
avoid traps. Only one has been caught
so far this year.
Hidden securely on “The Rock,” the
dens of the wolves can hardly be reach
ed. Consequently, few trappers ever
get a chance to capture the young, and
it is not until they are capable of run
ning with the pack that they come
down from the hills. By that time, with
capable leadership, they manage to
avoid the dangers of the trapline.
there that the Office of Public Buildings
and Public Parks lets nature's laws
alone and nurses none of the wounded
animals or birds found in the parks.
Back to the Carey home went the bird,
there to keep Willie In a constant state
of turmoil. Several days ago the bird
took flight in the Carey house and
perched upon a chandelier. Mr. Carey
decided it was time for it to return to
its native haunts, and the bird forth
with went bfeck to Lafayette Park in
Willie's cage.
Freed, the pigeon fluffed Its feathers,
spread Its strengthened wings, and took
to the air. Its flight was short, for
there was a great gathering of pigeons
nearby feeding on crumbs offered by an
elderly lady. The pigeon with the red
splotches on Its wings landed in the
thick of the gathering, and began peck
ing away once more upon park crumbs.
Mr. Carey believes the bird got the
paint from one of the new Government
buildings and injured its head when
the weight of the paint hampered its
The Season’s
to the friends whose
support has meant
so much during the
past year.
817-823 Seventh St.N.W.
“Innocent Have Nothing to
Fear,” Says Prosecutor
at Laredo, Tex.
By the Associated Press.
LAREDO, Tex., December 25.—Dis
trict Attorney John A. Vails of Laredo,
whose attempts to arrest Plutarco Elias
C&lles was followed by closing of the
Mexican consulate here, issued a 1,000-
word statement yesterday repeating
that “the innocent” have nothing to
fear from him, and that he will not re
sign in order to bring about reopening
of the consulate.
His statement, he said, was In answer
to the statement of Genaro Estrada.
Mexican foreign affairs minister, who
wired the local chamber of commerce
that conditions must be made safe for
Mexican officials In Laredo before the
consulate could be reopened.
“The Mexican government,” Vails
said, “insists as a basis for removal of
reprisals imposed on Laredo that I re
sign or dismiss charges against Calles
and promise not to molest Mexican citi
zens in the future. My answer is * * •
the Mexican government is an impu
dent intruder and will not be permitted
to exercise any rights of sovereignty In
my district. I will continue to prose
cute all violators of the law regardless
of nationality.
“The only regrettable incident in this
whole affair is the sad spectacle of
American soldiers acting as military es
cort to fugitives from justice.”
Calles was protected by an armed
guard when his train passed through
Laredo. He had been granted diplo
matic immunity by this Government.
Vails said the charges made by
Genearo Estrada that Mexican citi
zens are unduly molested were "utterly
and detestably false.” He pointed out
that an American, Capt. Allen Walker,
had been Indicted on charges similar
to those against Calles, in connection
with the deaths of two Mexican army
officials, and added that “I have tried
in vain to induce Gen. Leopoldo Do
rantes, a gallant Mexican officer, to
testify against Capt. Walker. This Is
a case where I am seeking to punish
an American official for a cruel crime
against a splendid Mexican citizen.
“To hospitable and chivalrous citizehs
of Mexico,” the statement continued,
“I not only bid a cordial welcome, but
I assure them their honor, their lives
and property will receive greater pro
tection here than in their own country.
“There are men high in official cir
cles in Mexico who are wanted for
offenses in Webb County, and the trail
of the serpent is over them'all.” , .
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Two Vancouver Banks Robbed.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, De
cember 25 (/P). —Two bank robberies oc
curred In Vancouver yesterday. Two
men held up a branch of the Royal
Bank of Canada shortly after noon,
took all the money from the teller's
cage and escaped. The first robbery was
at a branch of the Dominion Bank, in
which a man got $1,500, which was re
covered later.
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Miss Hazel Reynolds of 503 River road, Bethesda, Md., receiving from C. F.
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in the woman driver instruction course. — Star Staff Photo
Columbia Acquires 4,250 Volumes
Dealing With Ancient Euro
pean Practices.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, December 25.—The Co
lumbia University School of Law yes
terday announced the purchase of 4,250
volumes comprising the library of Von
Richthofen, a German scholar who
died in 1888, as a part of the school’s
efforts to rescue evidences of ancient
European law.
The Richthofen library, the an
nouncement said, is considered one of
the most valuable records of law as It
existed in various cities and towns in
Germany during medieval times.
Included in the collection are a his
tory of the laws of the Frisians, a Teu
tonic people who were settled in the
region about the North Sea adjoining
the Saxons, who conquered England;
rare items dealing with the customary
laws of towns and cities in the Nether
lands and Northern Germany; old
grammars, dictionaries and glossaries:
scientific treatises on European local
law and Important genealogies.
The law library Started six years ago
to purchase materials relating to local
laws in France as the beginning of its
plans of obtaining a comprehensive body
of works bearing upon the customs
laws of Europe.
Reindeer in Alaska are increasing at
the rate of 35,000 a year. The first
small herd was imported from Siberia
in 1891, and there are now nearly
1,000,000 of the animals.
Letter to Maj. Gen. Steplian Indi
cates Action on Pay Increase
in January.
Chairman Capper of the Senate
District committee will endeavor to
have his comihittee consider the police
and fire salary increase bill early in
January. He made known his desire
to see the bill taken up soon in a letter
to Maj. Gen. Anton Stephan, president
of the Merchants' and Manufacturers’
Association. ‘
Senator Capper introduced the pay
bill shortly ■ after the present session
started, when a group of local civic
leaders conferred with him on the
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Local Belle Accused of Killing Man'
After Prize Winner Is Freed
of Another Slaying.
By the Associated Press.
MEXICO CITY, December 25.
Closely following the acquittal of Terest
de Landa, “MLss Mexico” at the Gal
veston beauty pageant in 1928, on a
charge of murder in connection with
the shooting of her husband, another
beauty queen, Sara Velarade, has been
accused of a similar crime.
Miss Velarade, selected last year ns
the most beautiful girl in San Luis Pc>-
tosi, was taken into custodv following
discovery of the body of Timoteo b’
Guerrero, state deputy, with a dagger in
the heart, lying in a hotel room in the
state capital.
Newspaper reports from San Lula
Potosi said Guerrero took a room in a
hotel there with MLss Velarade and
after his body was found the next
morning the girl was apprehended trv
itjg to' escape. She denied having killed
him, saying he committed suicide.
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