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<U. S. Weather Bureau Forecast.)
Partly cloudy and cooler tonight; to
morrow fair.
Temperatures—Highest. 89. at 12:15
p.m. yesterday; lowest, 68, at 7:30 pjn.
yesterday. %
Full report on page 2.
Closing N.Y. Markets, Pages 11,12 & 13
Entered as second class matter
post office, Washington, D. C.
No. 31.448.
Kingsford - Smith Receives
Reports of Excellent Weath-.
er Conditions.
Bremen Only Craft to Approximate
Success in Westward Journey
Over Atlantic.
By the Associated Press.
DUBLIN. Irish Free State, June 7.
All indications this afternoon were that
Capt. Charles Kingsford-Smith and his
crew of three will start on a trans
atlantic flight to New York at dawn to
The captain's plane, the Southern
Cross, which already has spanned the
Pacific, left Baldonnel airdrome this
afternoon for the Curragh field, whence
he planned ‘to hop off at the earliest
favorable moment. Weather reports
were excellent and everything indicated
that the plane would hop in the early
hours of the morning.
A large crowd watched the plane's
departure from Dublin. Commandant
Tyrrell, head of the Irish Free State
air force, escorted the machine across
the Cuiragh Field, which is near the
The Australian flyer’s departure
earlier in the afternoon than had been
expected was influenced by the fact
that he had received very favorable
news of weather conditions on the
Atlantic. It was stated that if the
weather reports of this evening con
tinued in the same strain he would
leave Curragh about 9 o'clock tonight
on his westward flight.
The Southern Cro=s took on only
about 100 gallons of gasoline and will
load the remainder of approximately
1.200 gallons at Curragh. The machine
Will weigh about 10 tons.
Capt. Kingsford Smith wilt have as
his navigator an Irishman, Capt. J. P.
Saul, a sea captain whs has crossed the
Atlantic under sail and who also has
served as an observer in the British Air
Force in the Great War. J. W. Stan
nage will be the plane’s wireless op
erator and M. E. Van Dyk will be as
sistant pilot.
Capt. Kingsford Smith with three
companions, flew the Southern Cross
over the Pacific Ocean from California
to Australia in 1928.
There has been but one westward
flight that approximated success, that
of the German craft Bremen in April,
1928. in whose flight an Irishman, Col.
James C. Fitzmaurice of the Irish Free
State, was a distinguished figure. He
flew as a pilot wttn‘fia'r , 6n”Vbn Huene
feld and Capt. Herman Koehl. They
took off April 12, 1928, from the Bal
donnel Airdrome.
NEW YORK, June 7 (A 3 ).—Plans for
an attempted East-West air crossing of
the North Atlantic were announced
here by Capt. Kingsford-Smith several
weeks ago, while he was in New York.
' He plans to land at Roosevelt Field,
from which Col. Charles A. Lindbergh,
Clarence Chamberlin and Rear Admiral
Byrd took off on their epic ocean flights.
Kingsford-Smith spent some time
here working out plans for the flight
with Cdpt. Eddie Rickenbacker of the
Fokker Aircraft, Co., builders of the
plane. The Southern Cross recently
was reconditioned and had new details
of plane and engine construction in
corporated at the Fokker plant in Hol
Capt. Kingsford-Smith plans to take
the great circle course across the North
Atlantic. When here he estimated that
It would take him 34 hours from Dublin
to Roosevelt Field. His plane has a
fuel capacity for 40 hours.
He expects to make his landfall on
this side at Harbor Grace, Newfound
land, where a supply of gasoline has
been stored in event he should be
forced to land there by shortage of
fuel, enough to permit him to continue
on to New York with only the delay
required to put it in the tanks.
The Southern Cross, as a plane, has
a long history. It is made of parts
of two planes which Capt. Sir Hubert
Wilkins used on his first air polar ex
peditions, the wing being taken from
one and the fuselage from the other.
The engine is a Wright J-5 of 225
horsepower, blood brother of the one in
Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis.
Discussing the hazards of the flight
today Capt. Rickenbacker said he be
lieved that if any one could successfully
complete the crossing, Capt. Kingsford
6mith could.
“He is one of the best,” Capt. Ricken
, backer said. “He is a great organizer
and takes no chances. Realizing the
hazards that confront him I believe he
, will be successful. His flight across the
Pacific, where he had to hit two tiny
island groups, is, to my mind, the out
standing overwater flight in aviation
Han Deliberately Starving Self to
Be Placed in State
Special Dispatch to The Star.
DANVILLE, Va„ June 7.—Pittsyl
vania County authorities today were ex
pected to take steps to deal with Frank
W. Davis, who is deliberately starving
himself to death at his shack five miles
from this city.
P J. Hundley, commonwealth’s at
torney of the county, will take action
today to have the man committed to
the Western State Hospital for Insane
at Staunton, upon the advice of Dr. J.
S. De Jarnette, superintendent of that
institution, who Mr. Hundley called, re
questing the services of State psychiar
fcts in examining the weakened man.
The problem of the “starvation sui
cide” therefore will be transferred to an
institution familiar with such problems
Official action comes upon the heels
of strong public opinion that the coun
-* ty should intervene. Mr. Hundley plans
to have the man committed to the
Siaunton institution some time today
Davis early today had not been ap
praised of thLs proposed action.
According to a neighbor who visited
him he appeared somewhat weaker and
reiterated his determination to die. H{
has not yet felt the pangs of hunger, hr
Bays, and has entertained no idea of
I Dramatically Returns to
Bucharest by Plane
5 From Exile.
Premier to Resign, but
May Be Asked to Form
• Condition Rule.
By the Associated Press.
5 BUCHAREST. Rumania, June 7.—lt
lias been decided that former Crown
Prince Carol, who made a dramatic re
turn to Bucharest by airplane from
exile yesterday, is to be proclaimed King
of Rumania this evening.
He left behind him in Paris his red
haired companion of several years. Mme.
Magda Lupescu. for love of whom in
. 1925 he signed away his rights to the
. throne and established the succession
which led two years later to crowning
of his infant son, Michael, I *in his stead.
He came iiack home attired in the
uniform of a Rumanian general, al
though bearing the name given him by
Parliament after his renunciation of
' the throne, Carol Caraiman. Friends
i met him at Cotroceni Airdrome and
went with him to the royal palace, where
iie talked with his brother Nicholas,
whom he Is expected to replace on the
: regency council.
| Received by Premier.
Later he w r as received by the minister
of interior and Premier Juliu Maniu.
; who immediately convoked an all-night
’ session of the cabinet.
\ The cabinet met again early this
; i morning and adjourned so that M.
! j Maniu could attend a meeting of the
j regency council. Shortly afterward the
. 1 premier announced that he would await
, | a royal proclamation of Carol's return
j and then would resign. It was believed
I he would be asked to form a new gov- '
. ernment of concentration of all the
- parties.
. _The populace and the army received
1 (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) 1
Both Simmons and Bailey
Predict Victory on Eve
of Primary.
By the Associated Press.
RALEIGH, N. C., June 7—Josiah W.
Bailey’s attempt to w'rest the
cratic senatorial nomination from the
veteran Senator Furnifold M. Simmons
dominated interest in today's primaries.
Predictions w r ere that the vote would
be the heaviest ever cast in a Demo
cratic primary not held in a presiden
tial year.
The senatorial contest is a throw
back from the 1928 election in which
Senatpr Simmons refused to support
Alfred E. Smith, the party’s nominee,
for President. Bailey backed the New
Yorker and made his bid for the nomi
nation on the platform of “party regu
larity,” denying that he was attempt
ing to punish Simmons.
Opposed Last in 1912.
Senator Simmons is opposed for the
nommation for the first time since
1912. Now 74, he has held his reat
since 1901. T. L. Estep of the moun
tain county of Allegheny is the third
aspirant for the party’s nomination.
He is running on a platform involving
repeal of the eighteenth amendment.
Both Bailey and Simmons forces pre
dicted victory in final statements.
Bailey’s managers said that he would
be nominated by at least 60,000 votes.
A’though Bailey is a lifelong dry,
i Simmons' followers have insisted that
the election involves the prohibition
issue. In a campaign speech addressed
to woman voters and delivered at Ral
eigh last night, Mrs. Howard Camnitz
ot Shelby charged that “our prohibi
tion cause is in graver danger than it
has ever been, and the wets are trying
to destroy Senator Simmons, our
bravest defender of the prohibition
First Under New Law.
Bailey backers countered with a
charge that Mrs. Camnitz was a Repub
lican, which drew a denial.
Today’s election Is the first State one
hekl under the Australian ballot sys
tem, enacted by the 1929 General As
sembly. Independent voters are barred
from primary participation under a
ruling of the attorney general.
Representative Charles L. Abernethy,
Democrat, of New Bern, is the only
member of Congress standing for re
election who Is opposed within his
Republicans are holding their first
primary in the State’s history. There
are four candidates for the senatorial
nomination, Representative George M.
' PritcharcP of Asheville. George E. But
ler of Clinton, the Rev. Grady Dorsett
of Wake Forest and Irvin B. Tucker
of Whiteville.
i •
Magistrate McAdoo Dies. »
NEW YORK, June 7 <£>).—William
McAdoo, chief magistrate of the City of
New York and Assistant Secretary of
the Navy in the administration of Presi
dent Cleveland, died today at the age
of 76.
’ Actor and Former Wife of Major General Take Marriage
- License at Towson.
By the Associated Press.
’ BALTIMORE, Md„ June 7.—A mar
? riage license was Issued today at Tow
■ son, near here, to Lionel Atwill, the
* actor, and Mrs. Douglas MacArthur,
and it was announced they would be
■ married later at Mrs. MacArthur’s
. home, at Eccleston. The application
j gave nis age as 45 and Mrs. Mac A
re thur’s as 36 and stated both had befcn
r divorced twice,
f Atwill's first wife was Phyllis ReJj?
i»'»h tVi« F’«i«' the letter
©lie J£kf.
j ' I
jpP ■
1 k
Prince Carol, who will be proclaimed
King of Rumania, and his son Mihai,
1 now on the throne, who will be deposed.
_ *
1 Conference in New York Fol
lows Six Slayings Through
out Country.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, June 7.—Repre
sentatives of the Hip Sing and On
Leong Chinese Tongs, summoned into
conference today by District Attorney
Crain, signed a treaty, of peace, which
i it was hoped would end warfare, in
which six lives have been lost in the
last three days in New York, Newark,
N. J.. and Everett, Mass.
The agreement was signed at the
office of Mr. Crain before Police Com
missioner Mulrooney. It read:
“We hereby pledge ourselves to no
tify the United States authorities and
the Chinese consul general and the dif
ferent Tongs throughout the country of
this treaty of peace.”
The conference was called yesterday
by Mr. Crain after two killings here,
one in Newark, and shooting affravs in
Chicago and Boston. Three more al
leged Tong members were killed last
night, one in Manhattan, one in Chi
cago, and one in Everett-, Mass.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, June 7.—A Chinese laun
dry worker was shot to death at-5704
West Madison street about 7 a.m. today, j
A revolver was found beside the body.
Police believed the slaying was con
nected with recent Tong war killings in
other cities. The victim was not identi
fied immediately.
EVERETT, Mass., June 7 (A). —Sing
Wong, 40, was shot to death last night
in his laundry while at work. Three
shots were fired through a partition
separating the front of his shop from
the rear, one hitting him in the head.
A neighbor, Mrs. Pauline Trowbridge,
was awakened from her sleep by the
shooting. She said she saw a man leave
the laundry and disappear into an
alley. Police said they believed another
Chinese entered Wong’s shop anti shot
him down without warning.
Police Commissioner Eugene Holtmaa
of Boston, which adjoins Everett, today
issued warnings to Chinese leaders that
Tong warfare must not be allowed to
break out. Early yesterday seven shots
were fired Into the headquarters of the
Hip Sing Tong in Boston.
Because of reports received by the
local police of the alleged presence in
this city of Chinese from other cities,
Maj. Henry G. Pratt, superintendent
of police, today issued an order to the
captains of the several precincts to in
struct members of their command to
give particular attention to Chinese
restaurants, laundries and other places
where Chinese visit or congregate.
“There are rumors ot impending
trouble between the Chinese tongs,”
Maj. Pratt said, “and prompt and ef
fective action will be expected of the
police in case there are any tong
shootings or assaults.”
appearing in several productions with
him. They were divorced in 1928. Mrs.
MacArthur’s first husband was Walter
I B. Brooks., jr„ Baltimore, and her sec
ond. Maj. Gen. Douglas MacArthur,
now in the Philippines.
Mrs. MacArthur is the former Louise
Cromwell, whose mother is now Mrs. E.
T. Stotesbury, wife of the Philadelphia
banker. There were two children by
her marriage to Brooks, which took
place in 1911. She was married in 1922
to Gen. MacArthur and spent three
years with him in the Philippine*. They
w**r<> rU”«wpri last June.
Unanimous Consent to Send
Measure to Conference Is
Still Sought.
Deadlock Results From Futile Con
ference of House Leaders.
Compromise Rejected.
The police and firemen’s pay increase
bill, which has passed both House and
Senate, today seems doomed.
House Leader Tilson said again this
noon that efforts are being continued
to reach an agreement under which
the bill can be sent to conference un
der unanimous consent. This means
that the House conferees would go into
the conference absolutely instructed as
to what they must insist upon and
what they may yield of the so-called
Donovan-Simmons amendments.
It was admitted by House leaders to
day that there Ls no present prospect
of getting a special rule from the rules
committee to send this measure to
conference with the Senate with the
House representatives free to work out
the best comprimise they can in their
exchange with the Senate conferees.
Tilson Expresses Views.
House Leader Tilson admitted today
that he believes the Representatives of
the House District committee have
shown a fair disposition to give and
take in an effort to reach an agree
ment so that this pay increase bill for
some 2,000 police and firemen may be
passed without a bitter fight in the
Acting Chairman McLeod said he
has been advised by other members of
the House committee and by official
representatives of large organizations of
citizens that the House legislative com
mittee on District bills should not yield
abjectly to the demands of Chairman
Simmons of the subcommittee on Dis
trict appropriations.
The House District committee repre
sentatives are asking only at this time
that the usual procedure be followed
and allow each and all of the amend
ments forced into the bill by coercion
of Mr. Simmons under threat of
filibuster to be voted upon in the House
itself. Mr. McLeod said Mr. Simmons_
had admitted in conference that he’
knew the House would vote to reject
his amendments.
Conference Fails. • >
The present deadlock has resulted
from a conference late yesterday at
tended by House Leader Tilson. Speaker
Longworth, Chairman Snell of the rules
committee, Chairman Wood of the
appropriations committee, with Chair
man Simmons of the subcommittee on
District appropriations and Chairman
Zihlman and Acting Chairman McLeod
of the House District committee.
In that conference Mr. Tilson sug
gested a compromise covering the two
amendments still in dispute, but was
j unable to get a unanimous consent
| agreement.
Fifteen Guests Accompany Chief i
Executive to Virginia
With 15 guests, President Hoover left
the White House at 7 o'clock this morn
i ing to spend the week end at his fishing
camp in Virginia.
The party made the journey in White
House automobiles and with the hope
that the weather would clear sufficiently
to give them ample time for trout fish
ing. The President fished at a camp
in the mountains of Pennsylvania over
the last week end, but, due to cold
weather and high winds, had poor luck.
Mrs. Hoover, who is convalescing from
the effects of a fall more than two
months ago, went to the camp Thurs
day afternoon.
It was the President’s intention when
he left Washington today to return to
the White House late tomorrow'.
With him were Secretary of War Hurley,
Ogden Mills. Undersecretary of the Treas
ury; Walter Hope. Assistant Secretary
of the Treausry; Charles P. Sisson and
Seth W. Richardson. Assistant Attor
neys General; Col. Theodore Roosevelt,
Governor of Porto Rico; Robert Lucas,
commissioner of internal revenue; Thad
Brown, general counsel for the Radio
Commission; Ira Bennett of the Wash
ington Post; Hanford MacNider, Min
ister-designate to Canada; Ashmun
Brown, Washington correspondent of
the Providence Journal; John Richard
son of Boston, Robert A. Taft, son of
the late Chief Justice; I.awrence
Richey, one of the President’s secre
taries, and Capt. Joel T. Boone.
Market Breaks Out of Rut at Short
Session and Plunges
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, June 7.—Stock prices
were sharply depressed in today’s ab
breviated session of the New York Stock
Exchange, as the persistent bear Cam
paign which has been in progress dur
ing the greater part of the week finally
dislodged a large volume of stock from
the hands of discouraged holders.
Several issues broke through the low
levels of early May and recorded new
minmum levels for the year, notably
United States Steel, which closed at
$164.25. off $2.87. This compares with
a previous 1930 low of $165.75 and a
bottom last November at $l5O. A wide
assortment of shares lost from $3 to
more than $lO.
The market broke out of the narrow
trading area ip which it has been strug
gling for nearly a month in decisive
fashion. Total sales for the two-hour
session were about 8.250,000 shares,
larger than the turnover during several
five-hour days of late, and the ticker
was delayed several minutes.
Senator Says Lack of
Quorum Did Not Excuse
Church Leader.
By the Associated Press.
Senator Walsh of Montana delivered
the latest thrust in the give-and-take
between Bishop James Cannon, jr., and
the Senate lobby committee today with
a contradiction of the churchman’s con
tention that lack of a quorum at the
meeting he walked out on precluded
any legal guilt of contempt.
In a statement published this morn
ing Cannon said he intended no dis
courtesy to the committee by walking
out at Thursday’s session.
The Montanan, acting chairman of
the committee, said the fact that only
two committeemen were present, did
not excuse Cannon from being in con
tempt for leaving without permission.
He added the churchman had appeared
as a voluntary witness, but could not
leave without the committee's consent.
But Cannon believes the contrary to
be true.
Indications were that some action
i against Cannon Would be proposed, but
a definite plan of procedure will not be
determined until the return of Chair- ,
man Caraway from Arkansas.
Caraway has sided w'ith Cannon In
his refusal to answer questions about
his 1928 political activities. He is ex
pected back in Washington Monday
and a meeting of the committee has
been called for Wednesday.
Close Vote Expected.
A close vote is in prospect on any
proposal to move against the defiant ;
churchman. Senator Robinson, Re- j
publican, Indiana, is understood to side
: with Caraway.
Walsh and Senator Blaine, Repub
j lican. Wisconsin, believe the commit
tee did not exceed its powers in ques
tioning Cannon about his political
This would leave the deciding vote
with Senator Borah, Republican, Ida- !
ho, who has not made his position |
Reiterating that Cannon’s “action
was plain contempt of the Senate,”
Walsh explained three courses of pro
cedure were open. He said the bishop
could be cited to the Senate, which
could then be called upon to submit the
record of the proceedings to the dis
trict attorney. This course was pur
sued against Harry F. Sinclair by the
Senate lands committee and the wealthy
oil man was sent to jail.
A second course, he said, would be
to ask the Senate for specific authority
to question Cannon concerning his
political activities. This would neces
sitate subpoening the bishop before the
committee unless he appeared again as
a voluntary witness.
The third possibility would be to drop
the case.
Reprimand Maximum.
Walsh would not indicate what ac
tion he favored, but before the bishop
refused to answer questions he was
warned by the Montanan he ■ w’ould
have to accept the consequences.
Walsh said the maximum penalty the
Senate could impose on the bishop for
walking out on the committee w r ould be
tb reprimand him.
When Cannon left the committee
room, while being questioned by Blaine,
he said over his shoulder that if the
investigators wished to subpoena him
he would be at his office. He insisted
the committee had no right to ask
about his political activities.
Caraway said yesterday at Jonesboro,
Ark., his home, that he had no inten
tion of subpoenaing Cannon.
Walsh and Blaine declined to com
ment on his statement, but were await
ing the return of the Arkansas Senator.
For the same reason, Cannon said he
doubted the legality of questions put to
him on his activities in the Southern
ajiti-Smith campaign of 1928, after he
(Continued on Page 2, Column 1.)
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, June 7.—A warning
that a flood of poison liquor is sweeping
this city was issued today by Dr. Charles
Norris, chief medical examiner, after
autopsies had determined that alcohol
poisoning had caused the death of nine
men in the last%two days.
He said there had been 24 deaths
frqm poison alcohol in the city since
May 10.
’’This,” he said, “is an indication that
a flood of poison liquor is sweeping the
city. It seems to me that prohibition
agents should center their efforts at
this time to seeking the sources of sup
ply of this poison.”
Seven of those who died lived in the
congested section on the lower East
Radio Programs on Page B-15
Blazing Truck
Driven From Fire
Threatening Gas
Harry Markowitz Leaps
on Car, Taking It Out
of Danger Zone.
The alertness of Harry Markow’itz,
diminutive driver for the Cities Service
Co., who jumped aboard a flaming truck
containing 2,000 gallons of gasoline and
drove it from the scene of an explosion
and fire was credited with preventing
serious injuries and property damage in
the vicinity of Tenth and H streets
northeast this morning.
Markowitz was standing several feet
from his truck near the Tenth street en
trance to the Standard Tire & Battery
Co., shortly after 10 o’clock. A sheet
of flame suddenly darted from the en
trance and ignited the web piping
through which the truck takes on fuel.
Within the building three men stood iq,
the flames on a cement floor covering
a tank containing 550 gallons of gaso
line—a potential volcano.
Markowitz landed in the driver’s seat
in one jump. Plenty of apprehension
was crowded in his life_ in the ri°xt
(Continued on Page 2, Column 6.)
i Oklahoma Oil IVfan and Air
line Operator Tells of Ex
tension Plans.
By the Associated Press,
j Earle P. Halliburton, president of the
Southwest Air Fast Express and mlllion
! aire oil man, outlined today a proposal
to purchase 1,000 airplanes for a Nation
wide air transport network.
”1 have indicated to Henry Ford and
other manufacturers,” he said, “that I
will purchase 100 airplanes at $30,000
each, to be delivered at the rate of two
ships a week, and an additional 900,
prices and delivery dates to be agreed
“The proposal is to accept either Ford
virplanes, or their equhalent in perform
ance, at a rate of $20,000 or more under
their quoted prices now, in an effort to
place aviation on a sound basis.
“Mass production, operation and use
by the public will, to my mind, put
aviation on a correct economic founda
tion and develop its commercial value
where it will be profitable to the manu
facturer, operator and the masses who
will use it."
It will take from six to seven years,
he said, to mold an organization to
handle the quota of planes and co
ordinate the vast system throughout the
"Aviation has reached the point,” he
said, "where mass production and
operation can and must be done.
There have been no acceptances of my
offer and it may be doubtful if there
will be any takers.
"However, the proposal Is my idea of
trying to help the industry find itself
It has to get down to business and
I ground this suicide squad that is trying
to fly the Atlantic.”
Halliburton's lines have 11 ships and
fly 155,000 miles a month and he aver
aged transportation costs to show that
a ,6 Vi-cent fare with 14-passenger
planes will bring the highest returns.
Mexican Flyer Leaves Montgomery
for New York.
MONTGOMERY. Ala., June 7 (/P).—
Col. Robertq Fierro, Mexican aviator,
and his companion, Arnulfo Cortes,
took off from Maxwell Field at 7:30
am. today for New York, where he
will start an attempted non-stop flight
to Mexico City next week.
The aviator was forced to spend the
night, at the Government air port here
because of unfavorable weather condi
tions. He left San Antonio, Tex.,
Bombed 6n Opening Day.
GARY, Ind., June 7 (/P).--The first
day’s business of the City Bakery and
Blue Ribbon Dairy, both housed in the
same one-story building, wound up last
night with a bang. A dynamite bomb
was exploded on the roof.
The shattering of windows in build
ings within the block was the chief
“From Press to Home
Within the Hour**
The Star’s carrier system covers
every city block and the regular edi
tion is delivered to Washington homes
as fast as the papers are printed.
Yesterday’s Circulation, 110,119
(/Ft Means Associated Press.
Showing Confidential Notes
Held Obstacle to Future
By the Associated Press.
1 The administration will not comply
1 with Senator Johnson’s request that all
: documents Ijaving to do with the Lon
-1 don naval treaty be delivered to the
' Senate foreign relations committee.
To produce these papers would, in the
opinion of President Hoover, be contrary
to the public interest and “materially
impair the possibility of future success
ful negotiations between this Govern
ment and other nations.’’
Making this kncwn, Secretary Stim
son at the same time said "no con
i' cealed understandings’’ were involved in
: the treaty and no commitments what
ever had been entered into except as
they appear in the language of the pact
' itself. ” ,
1 He described as “nonsense” any im
■ plication that “these confidential pauers
are being kept confidential in order to
cover up seme secret understanding or
some mistake or indiscretion of the
American delegates.”
Johnson Wants Full Data.
Senator Johnson, who is vigorously
opposing the ratification of the arms
l limitation agreement, had asked the
State Department, through Chairman
| Borah of the foreign relations commit
’ tee, for “all letters, papers, documents,
telegrams, dispatches and communica
tions of every sort leading up to or re
lating to the London Conference and
’ London treaty.”
St imson» delivered his reply to Borah
in person late yesterday and submitted
as well a "confidential memorandum”
which he said would answer so far as
possible the questions asked by Johnson.
In his letter of refusal the State Vw
partment head went back to the very
beginning of the Republic to cite pre
, cedent for declining to produce the
documents. From a message sent to the
• House of Representatives by George
1 Washington, in response to a request
similar to that of Johnson, he quoted
as follows:
“The nature of foreign negotiations
1 requires caution and their success must
; often depend on secrecy; and even when
’ brought to a conclusion a full disclosure
of all the measures, demands or even
-1 tual concession which may have been
, proposed or contemplated would be ex
tremely impolitic; for this might have
a pernicious influence on future nego
tiations or produce immediate incon-
I veniences, perhaps danger and mis
. chief, in relation to other powers.”
Common to All Negotiations.
i Stimson said the Johnson request
called for “the production and pos
sible publication of informal and con
fidential conversations communications
and tentative suggestions of a kind
which are common to almost every
negotiation and without which such
negotiations cannot successfully be car
ried on.” v
, After reminding the committee that
both he and Secretary Adams had tes
tified before it and that two of its
members were delegates to the arms
, conference familiar with every phase
of the negotiations, Stimson said the
| "question w'hether this treaty is or is
not in the interest of the United States
and should or should not be ratified
by the Senate must in the last event
be determined from the language of the
document itself and not from extraneous
Pending a study of the communica
, tion, Johnson would not comment.
Borah, too, was silent on the attitude
• of the administration, but announced
1 he would begin on Monday a series of
! daily committee meetings, which would
continue until a vote on the treaty had
1 been taken. »
Six Tribes Prepare Papers to Con
vince President of Right to
Northwest Land.
By the Associated Press.
SPOKANE, Wash., June 7.—Six
tribes of Indians in this region today
were preparing papers to show “the
Great White Father at Washington”
how his paleface children had stolen a
million acres of land from them and
to ask that it be returned to them.
The tribes—the Colvllles, Lakes, San
poil, Nespelem, Ofanogan and Met
hows—represented by "talk men,” have
employed attorneys to press their claims
for a strip extending from the crest of
the Cascades on the west to the Rock
ies on the east. Some of the “talk
men” were graduates of Carlisle and
others were blanket Indians who pressed
their fingers to the documents giving
the attorneys power to act for them.
Hopeless Deadlock Reported,
but Judge Orders Delibera
tions Continued.
Defendant and Wife Exchange Kiss
as Crowd Looks on Just as
Jury Leaves Box.
By a Staff Correspondent of The Star.
ROCKVILLE, Md., June 7.—A mis
trial appeared imminent here today in
the case of Leroy Brady, charged with
murder in the Seat Pleasant bomb
A hopeless deadlock was reported
shortly after noon by the jury, which
began its deliberations at 8:47 o'clock
last night. However, Judge Robert B.
Peter ol the Circuit Court ordered the
jury to resume its efforts to reach a
“I understand you gentlemen have
< been unable to agree on a verdict,”
I Judge Peter declared. “If w*e gave you
| more time, do you think you could make
! a decision?”
“No, sir,” replied William A. Magru
der, the foreman. "We already have
taken a number of ballots.”
“Don't you believe that you could go
bacK in and arrive at a conclusion in
this case?” the judge insisted.
"I am willing to go back in,” Ma
gruder answered.
No Call for Division.
“Os course, if it is absolutely hope
less, I don't want to keep you gentle
men lockeu up,” said Judge Peter.
“Still,” fce continued, "if there is any
possibility ot your arriving at a verdict,
you ought to take more t.me. So you
will return to the jury room and resume
your deliberations. I will have your
lunch sent to you there.”
As no division was called for by
Judge Peter, there was no definite way
to determine the line-up between the
10 farmers and 2 merchants. The most
persistent rumor w’as that the jury
stood 8 to 4 in favor of a conviction.
The defendant was joined by his wife
just as the jury left the box. Seeming
extremely happy, they exchanged a kiss
while the crowd of several hundred per
sons looked on. This was the first dis
play of emotion shown by Brady since
his trial began last Tuesday.
Precedent Set in Case.
For the first time in the history of
Montgomery County Circuit Court, a
mistrial was not entcred»w'hcn the jury
was found unable to make a decision
after an all-night session. Officials
explained that in all previous murder
cases here juries found deadlocked
after deliberating all night had been
excused at 9 or 10 o’clock the follow'-
in'g morning.
While Judge Peter to dis
cuss the situation, it was under
stood that he was taking into consider
ation the unusual expense borne by the
State in prosecuting the case in failing
to d smiss the jury at once.
The case went to the jury last night
at 8:44 o'clock. Chief Justice Ham
mond Urner explained to the jury that
under the Maryland law the judge de
livers no charge, the jury being the
judge of both the law and the facts.
He pointed out, however, the possible
The judge said the defendant could
either be found guilty of murder in the
first degree, guilty of murder in the first
degree without capital punishment, not
guilty of first-degree murder but guilty
of second-degree murder, net guilty cf
murder but guilty of manslaughter or *
not guilty. The court stressed the fact
tnat the order in which the pqpsible ver
dicts were named had no significance.
Should the defendant be found guilty
cf murder in the first degree the three
judges presiding could either sentence
him to be hanged or to life imprison
ment in the State penitentiary. A ver
dict of murder in the first degree w ith
out capital punishment would make a
life sentence mandatory. Murder in
the second degree is punishable by a
sentence from 1 to 20 years imprison
ment while manslaughter is punish
able by a sentence of from 1 to 10 years.
Half Dozen Arguments.
The case went to the jury after a
half dozen arguments by opposing
counsel. The attorneys for the prose
cution demanded a verdict of guilty of
first degree murder either with or with
out capital punishment. LaVvyers for
the defendant insisted he should be
found not guilty. Counsel for both
.sides agreed the case was one of murder
in the first degree or nothing.
The largest crowd of the trial, which
opened Tuesday, heard J. Wilson Ryon
of the prosecution charge Leroy with
being an arch fiend in the closing argu
ment for the State. He contended
all the evidence pointed to the guilt of
the defendant. He made a.bitter at
tack on the contention of the defense
that steel tubing introduced in evi
dence and said to have been part of
the of the death-dealing
device could have received its Neuman
bands by having been struck with a
hammer. Expert witnesses had testi
fied that the presence of Neuman bands
indicated the metal had been subjected
to extraordinary force. Ryon said if the
tubing had been struck with a hammer
it would be flat instead of round.
Avers Ambassadorship Has Never
Been Suggested by Respon
sible Person.
By the Associated Press.
Denying a ‘report from Philadelphia
that he probably would succeed Ambas
sador Dawes at London, Senator Reed,
Republican. Pennsylvania, last night
said such a thing had never been sug
gested to him.
"So. far as I know,” Sena tor. Reed
said, “Ambassador Dawes will remain
In London for another year. Whether
he remains longer than that I do not
know. In any event I am not going
to be Ambassador to London. It has
never been suggested to me by any re
sponsible person.”
Friends of the Seirator said it was
unlikely he would resign from the Sen
ate, but would serve his full term end
ing In 1935.
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