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CRUELTY TO DOGS DENIED BY LEAGUE Animal Rescue Officials Reply to Criticism of Former Director. The Community Chest is in a posi tion to satisfy itself and the public with the present administration of funds allotted to the Washington Animal Res cue League, officials of the league de clared today in a statement issued in reply to charges of mismanagement and insanitary conditions made by Mrs. Marion Stuart Cake, a former director. Mrs. Cake, who disagreed with the officials of the league on the method of executing large dogs, expressed her views on the alleged mismanagement of the league in a letter to the director of the Chest. In other letters, published by The Star, she expressed dissatisfac tion with the league’s method of chloro forming large dogs instead of killing them by electrocution. A statement issued today by the hov.se committee of the league follows: “In view of the continued attack upon the administration of the Washington Animal Rescue League by Mrs. Marion Stuart Cake, an erstwhile director and co-worker, with Mrs. M. R. Blumenberg, the former vice president, who was re moved from the membership rolls of the league by vote at the January meet ing of the board of directors, the house committee has decided to refute Mrs. Cake's statements for the benefit of that part of the public who may find it impossible to make a personal in spection of the league, though they are cordially invited to do so. Says Officer Made no Report. “When Mrs. Cake commenced visiting the Washington Animal Rescue League premises frequently and in a highly excited state, some 10 days ago, she was treated with every courtesy. When she summoned a police officer as a witness to our cruelty he made no report of the incident on the blotter at the pre cinct station, but said, in answer to our query, that as far as he could see every thing was all right; that it seemed to be only a difference of opinion as to whether chloroform or electricity were the most humane method of putting the animals away. “The statement that animals are closed in chloroform boxes and slowly suffocated to death is without founda tion in fact. The boxes are charged slowly and the animal goes to sleep quietly and easily. “To quote Mrs. Cake: ‘This work of destruction has been going on now for mor* than two weeks, as I was told last Saturday by. two of the present officers of the league. It is going on notwithstanding there is still installed, as there has been for years, an electric lethal chamber, which the official in spection reports show is in perfect working order.’ “Neither of the two officers made the statement that anything but small ani mals were chloroformed. It would have been untrue and ridiculous, since the most skillful veterinarian service of the city has been employed to put away the large animals and the emergency cases where the injured animal was too large for the chloroform box. Feel no Fear of Criticism. “In the letter which Mrs. Cake in dited to the Chest in an effort to have our funds withheld from us she makes the statement and charges mismanage ment and pisanitation. We feel that the Chest is competent to satisfy itself and the public with the present admin istration of the funds allotted. And the District health office having given us a clean bill of health this week, we feel no fear of just criticism along that line. She says: ’The place reeks with distemper.’ It would not be strange if a harbor such as this for the derelicts of dogdom did reek, but that such is not the case can be vouched for by at least three leading veterinarians. “The house committee is responsible for the discontinuance of the use of the electric cage. Not having the funds necessary for the constant attendance of a skilled veterinarian and trained help in the use of the cage, we have had grave doubts of the painlessness of the death meted out by it, and for this reason have discontinued its use while we are investigating to find and obtain the latest, most approved. method of elimination, and when we have found it the public may rest assured it will be installed. Investigation Declined. “The house committee joins Mrs. Cake in the request and have even finally demanded to have our methods investi gated by the Humane Society, but up to this time have been refused by both the president, Mrs. Elmore, and the secretary, Mrs. Heap. "The house committee is spreading its names upon the record here, know ing that as each and every woman so named is knowrn so well and favorably for her work among animals that it cannot fail to convince the public that they would be the first to condemn any but the kindest treatment for the poor derelicts in our charge. “MRS. H. C. MOSES, “Chairman. “MISS N. R. MACOMB, “MRS. WILLIAM F. HAM, “MRS. J. HARRY SHANNON, “MRS. ARTHUR ADAMS." —- 1 ■ • SEEJI CANADA “BULLIED” est THE UNITED STATES Conservative Leader in Ottawa House of Commons Hits Pending American Tariff Bill. By the Associated Press. OTTAWA, Ontario, February 26.—R. B. Bennett, Conservative party leader, Monday told the Canadian House of Commons that his party protests against Canada's being "bullied” by the United States or any other power. He quoted an article in an American magazine by an economist dealing with the tariff bill now before Congress, which said, “For many years this coun try has treated Canada as a bully treats a small boy.” Mr. Bennett’s remarks were made in connection with a discussion of the tariff. "We are not advocating legislation against anything,” he said. "We want legislation for Canada.” HUSBAND KILLS RIVAL IN KNIFE FIGHT OVER WIFE Claims Self-Defense, Saying Victim Was Stabbed Fatally in Struggle for Weapon. By the Associated Press. MIAMI. Fla., February 26.—Earl Cooley. 40, died Monday from knife wounds received during a fight with E. T. Baggett, also 40. who told police he had found Cooley and Mrs. Baggett in the Baggett apartment Saturday night. Baggett was held by police under a first-degree murder charge, without bond, pending an inquest. He advanced self-defense as his reason for stabbing Cooley, who lived in the apartment next to him, saying Cooley was stabbed in a struggle over a knife the latter had. — • ■ - Capt. Melhorn Gets Medal. PORT-AU-PRINCE. Haiti, February 26 UP). —In the presence of Rear Ad miral Charles E. Riggs, surgeon general of the United States Navy, Capt. Kent C. Melhorn. director general of the pub lic health service of Haiti, Monday was awarded a distinguished service medal by President Bomo In recognition of his service during the past three years. Duke of Gor Dies From Hear! Attack As Car Kills Mail By the Associated Press. . MADRID, February 26.—The Duke of Gor, head of one of the oldest ducal houses in Spain, died of heart failure Monday after his automobile had run over and killed a pedestrian. The duke was in the automobile, but was not driving. The Duke of Gor was a well known sportsman, excelling in fencing. 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By virtue of the 20-year concession just awarded it by Turkey, the Luft hansa will begin flying mail planes from Angora to Berlin in the Spring. At approximately the same time the new Berlin-Canary Lslands mail plane service will be Inaugurated, these planes to connect with mail steamers plying to South America, where planes of the Condor Syndicate will fly the mall to Buenos Aires and other cities. No passengers will be carried, either on the Berlin-Angora or Berlin-Canary Islands route, until smooth operation of the mail lines over a considerable period has demonstrated the time is ripe. Ulti mately, of course, the plan is not only to carry passengers, but to offer trans atlantic Zeppelin service as part of the 8,000-mile trip. This development Is not expected during 1930, ■’ “ Pizzetti to Visit Here. NEW YORK, February 26 (JP). —One of Italy’s leading composers and con ductors of music, Ildebrando Pizzetti, arrived Monday on the Lloyd-Sabaudo j liner Conte Blancamano for a month’s stay, during which he will visit Wash | ington, Philadelphia, Boston and New I Haven. SIMMONS’ FOE BITTER AGAINST REPUBLICANS Josiah W. Bailey Declares G. 0. P. Will Be Barred From Party’s Primary. By the Associated Press. RALEIGH, N. C., February 26 Josiah W. Bailey, opponent of United States Senator F. M. Simmons for the North Carolina Democratic senatorial nomination, asserts that “Republicans" will be kept out of the party’s primary this year. He made the statement in connection with the opening of his campaign head quarters In this city. He did not ex plain whether he Intended an effort would be made to bar from the Demo cratic party all those who voted Re publican In the last presidential election. In that election North Carolina, normally Democratic by a safe majority, gave Herbert Hoover e majority of more than 60.000 votes. Senator Simmons, a j lifelong Democrat, who is now seeking renomination, bitterly opposed the j Democratic presidential nominee, Alfred E. Smith, Bailey was a warm Smith supporter. “ » Commercial vessels passing through the Panama Canal last year numbered 6.430. HELD ON RUM CHARGE. Arrest of 40 Brings Promise of Marshal to Resign. S ALIN A, Kans., February 26 <JP). Forty men were held on liquor charges I in the county jail here yesterday and j Sheriff E. R. Nelson said George Reeves, city marshal at Gypsum, had promised to resign as the result of a country-wide round-up of alleged bootleggers. Sheriff Nelson said Marshal Reeves confessed orally to accepting bribe# from liquor sellers at Gypsum. Tlr arrests began Saturday night.