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™S£ ■ -j- - ■ I—it— China’s MiStlon Soldiers Seen NO Match for Smaller Force of Island Empire. ♦ BT th* Associated Press. NEW YORK. October 15.—President Chiang Kai-Shek's threat that China will make war on Japan in ease the League of Nations, falls to get justice for "’China has caus-d considerable speculation as to what form war would take in case japan and China should formally open hostilities. The Sino-Japanese war of 1894-1895. over the effort Os China to hold its spe cial position in Korea against Japanese opposition, lasted less than a year. China's navy was sunk very speedily and almost without a struggle and Manchuria and Shantung Provinces were invaded by the Japanese armies, for which the Chinese were no match. First Plan Blocked. After Japan had captured ail sea ap proaches to Peking tas it was then called). China sued for peace. By the treat* of Shimonosekl China was forced to recognize the Independence of Korea, which made it possible for Japan to annex that country eventually. China also ceded the Liaotung Peninsula in Manchuria to Japan, but Russia. Ger many and France blocked Japan's seizure of that peninsula then, and it was not until after Japan defeated Rus sia at arms that the Japanese realized their ambition to dominate the railways of South Manchuria. China is now so disorganized politi cally and in a military way that the million and more soldiers the Chinese republic claims to have are regarded by military men of the west as almost use less. The Chinese armies lack the training and equipment necessary to cope with Japan's modern army, even If the latter has only 200.000 soldiers In Its regular organization. A clash at arms between China and Japan probabjv would be largely a naval affair. Chinese ports could be speedily blockaded by the efficient Jap anese navy," and warcraft of the Japa nese could, enter the Yangtze River without great opposition and shell the new Chinese capital at Nanking and the center of the Chinese steel and munition* works at Hangkow. China'* Collapse Complete. The fighting between China and Ja pan which began August 1, 1894. was virtually finished by March of the fol lowing vear. when China's collapse was complete,' although there had really been no major land engagements and the sea fighting of China was farcical in the face'of Japan's superior modern craft, v * Granting that other powers remain neutral, military and naval men are of the opinion that Japan could again force Chin# to sue for peace within a few months and probably without the landing'6f many additional Japanese soldiers on Chinese territory. By moving the capital from Peiping ♦o Nanking on the Yangtze River, the Nationalist? of China put the center of their government within reach of foreign navies. Thus, Nationalist China has created for Its capital the very danger Russia and Turkey eliminated by leaving Leningrad and Constanlnople In favor of Moscow and Angora. SINO-JAPANESE PEACE ADJUSTMENT FORECAST - - Newton D. Baker Praises Stimson, Holding League Should Be Able to Forestall War. By th* Associated Press CLEVELAND. Ohio. October 15. Newton D. Baker, former Secretary of War. forecast last night that the League of Nations will soon find away to adjust the Manchurian Issue between Japan and China. Speaking at the Euclid Avenue Con gregational Church, he said that “if the League can t prevent war there Is nothing that can.” He praised the action of Henry L. Stimson. Secretary of State, for bring ing the influence of the United States to bear on the controversy, describing it as "the greatest step we have taken toward the creation of a peaceful at mosphere and Joining in operation of the established peace agencies." STIMSON ASKS JAPAN TO RECONSIDER ATTITUDE ON U. S. PARTICIPATION (Continued From First Page.i both of whom arrived here yesterday from Peiping, Nationalist government officials seemed to see in -the visit of the two diplomats a hopeful sign toward solution of the Sino-Japanese controversy. Johnson did not reveal his plans, but admitted that he had been ordered to move to Nanking, the new cap'tal. by Washington. The length of his visit here, he said, was Indefinite, “'depend ing upon Manchurian developments.” Pays Respects to (hiang. He conferred late yesterday with Frank W. Lee. ChinaS acting foreign minister. loiter he paid his respects to President Chiang Kai-Shek. Sir Miles, who flew from Peiping, ar rived too late for any formalities, but he was expected to visit the President and acting foreign minister today. Hongkong dispatches said Eugene Chen, minister of foreign affairs In the South China insurgent government, telegraphed the .League of Nations an assertion. “Tr.e anti-Japane'e boycott movement can be ended only by Japan by a policy based on frank and honest tecognition of Manchuria as a real and integral part of China and consequent adjustment of rights and interests claimed 'by Japan.” Negotiation* Progress. Negotiations between the southern Insurgents and the central government toward a reconciliation meanwhile were said to be progressing satisfactorily. There was some tension reported in Canton, seat of the southern govern ment. as the result of the killing of the Chinese students by police last week following wn anti-Japanese demonstra tion. „ , • EXPERT HEATING and ROOFING SERVICE Remember —y our heating trouble* last Wlnt-r—let us cor rect them. • ■ • Full I.inr of Coal Ranees and ■ r * H*atin« Stores Parkins Snare for Our Customers W.S JEMS & SON 723 7th St. N.W. NAt. 2092 Waahington's Oldeil Hnrdware and • Store Store TOKIO AGGRESSION !j BLAMED IN CRISIS i But China Is Represented as Seeking to Avoid Clear Settlement. (Continued From First Page.V ’' nized by the United States and others. center in Manchuria. To establish its , 1 position there. Japan has foußht two i . wars. Its right.*, fixed by treaties and 1 , agreements, are clear. Under the Japanese administration j 1 and policing of the South Manchurian j Railway zone and economic develop- ; ment. wherein Japan has already in- j vested $1,000,000,000. Manchuria lias ! • i been a peaceful and prosperous land. i whose population has doubled during ' , the last 20 years. The rest of China j has been torn by civil wars. The dis- i 'traded population has been emigrating : | to Manchuria at the rate of 1.000,000; ' a year, in order to take advantage of j the peace and prosperity afforded by , 1 I Japan there. I ' Won't Recognize Rights. j However, the Nanking government , i refuses to recognize Japan’s rights. It has deliberately provoked on many oc casions Bnti-Japanese agitation. Its agents have molested Japanese subjecta, of whom there are 1.500.000 in Man churia. including 1.200.000 Koreans. Contrary to the treaty, the Chinese , have built a new' railroad parallel to and competing with the South Man churian line. They have blocked, in devious ways, the extension of South I Manchurian railway blanches. They have illegally confiscated lands devel- j oped by Korean rice growers. They j have contested the right of Japanese j subjects to own and lease land. Chinese troops murdered a Japanese j captain traveling under a regular Chi- | nest* pass and refused reparation of any I sort. Chinese troops September 18 at- j tacked Japanese railway guards and blew up a part of the track of the South Manchurian road. Under these deliberate provocations to Japan’s In terests and honor. Japan could not re main Inactive. Bandits Roam Country. Japan, even today, has only 14.000 troops in Manchuria, which is fewer than the treaty allows for policing of the railway. Chinese troops there num ber more than 200.000. Under the cover of anti-Japanese agitation and general unrest, large bands of bandits are roaming the country, some of these bands numbering 5.000. Japan cannot abandon its nationals to these condi tions. It cannot withdraw its troops , until order is really restored, i Nanking's promises in this respect . have been proven ineffective many i times. The Nanking government is effective at propaganda and agitation, but It is unable to keep order. What i Japan now proposes to Nanking is com i plete negotiation in which the whole question of Chinese and Japanese rela i tions will be taken up and settled. ' Equivocation cannot continue. ■ China, by appealing to the League of . Nations and working on the sympathies ' of the United States, is trying to avoid a clear and peaceful settlement with Japan, in order to continue its agita ! tion and piovocations. The League of ; Nations and the United States could do ’ a good service if they would persuade ■ China to negotiate direct with Japan, i Japan intends to ask nothing unrea sonable of the Nanking government. By l attempting to mediate, however, the ! t league and the United States are mere ly encouraging Chinese agitators and stiffening Japanese opinion, thus mak ing final settlement more difficult. In any case, Japan Is unwilling to ac . cept any outside mediation on this question any more than the United States would accept mediation in the question concerning thp neighborhood 1 of the Panama Canal Zone. (Copyrlzht, 1931.) LAST-MINUTE AID SAVES DOG FROM EXECUTION Bond Posted Just Before Respite for German Shepherd, Convict ed of Viciousness Expires. By the Associated Press. BATTLE CREEK. October 15 Help came at the last mtnpte yesterday and Roxie escaped death by the wag of a tail, so to speak. Thousands have read about Roxie, German shepherd dog sentenced to , death on a charge of viciousness. Scores offered to aid in financing an appeal to the Circuit Court after Jus tice Patti W. Shafer granted a five-day respite when he passed sentence. The time expired at 5 p m. yesterday. \ The offers, however, were mainly I promises, and w hen Wayne Rosenbloom, | Roxie's owner, attempted to abtain a i *2OO bond for the appeal he had trouble iin finding a bondsman. Just before the time expired John C. Mcllwhan. former secretary of the local Kennel Club, put up the bond and saved Roxie’s life —for another two weeks at least. Roxie's case will await its turn on the Circuit Court docket. The State is rounding up witnesses against the dog. including the postman and the milkman. Offers ate comig in for funds to hire an attorney to defend Roxie. Meanwhile, letters are pouring in on , Justice Shafer pleading that he “do I something” to save Roxie from the | death sentence. j - REVOLUTION CRUSHED Venezuela Reports Decisive Victory' t in Battle Near Corro. Venezuelan revolutionary forces led j by Gen. Urbina have been crushed I in a decisive battle near Corro. the I legation in Washington announced I today. The commander and a few of his | men escaped to the mountains, the ! legation was advised in an official I communication from the Venezuelan i ; foreign office. j Ammunition and other supplies were ; I confiscated. ; TONIGHT m • HART ScIiAFFNER A MARX | TRUMPETERS ON STATION WMAL at 10 p ,ni# Tune in \ s Raleigh Haberdasher 1310 F Street l I a 1 1'* I-’«*-■ •-’ * * i”' ; i■< i ... .. , i ..II jo. Idol. Veteran Officer Retires LUNCHEON GIVEN FOR POLICEMAN IN SERVICE $4 YEARS. ' ■■ ' 1 ” -',*l I y. 4 I ' .. v jB ■fc m fy% Pwß' -- * I I s —FFICER JAMES E. WILSON of the twelfth precinct, retiring after 34 I ■ 1 >' ears service In the Melropolitan Police Department, was congratu- I lated by Inspector Louis J. Stoll at a luncheon party given him by fel i low officers at first district headquarters yesterday. Wilson is 64. —Star Staff Photo. SERVICE OF LEAGUE DOUBTED BY DORAN Senator Believes Nine-Power Treaty Will Prove Most Important Document. By the Associated Press. J NEW YORK, October 15. — Senator William E. Borah of Idaho, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Com mittee. said yesterday he did not ex pect the League of Nations to he of much service in arbitrating the Sino- Japanese dispute. “Whatever Is done in the way of reconciliation.” he said, “will, I be- ! lieve. be largely a matter of persona! contact with the Japanese authorities and representatives of different nations “My personal view is that the nine- 1 power pact will prove the most im portant document bearing on the sit uation. The Uniled States Is a signs- i tory of that pact and of the K»!logg \ pact.” Senator Borah was here to testify as a Government witness in * mail I J fraud trial. View* League Unfavorable. He qualified his opinion of the League's part in tire Manchurian sit-’i nation by saying hLs reasoning might be influenced by ills unfavorable view ; of the League. Asked about Secretary of State Stimson's activities in the dispute, he j said he preferred not to discuss that point. "It is true.” he added, “that I have some definite ideas about Mr. Stimson's moves, but this is not the time to give those ideas publicity." Questioned on whether he thought the United States would benefit through the sale of ammunition and supplies if China and Japan started warfare, Borah said: “A temporary economic advantage might accrue, but in the end the United States would be hurt by the destruction of trade and demoralization of world conditions. War Costly to World. “It has been demonstrated that war is costly not only to the participants but to all others as well.” Regarding the idea of the Federal Government contributing to the relief j of unemployment. Borah said, “it will 1 be fine." if conditions can be improved by voluntary action. "If not." lie added, “all three treas uries—national. State and local—! should be levied upon, the Government contributing in the same way as local and State agencies.” CUMBERLAND GIRL DIES WHEN STRUCK BY CAR ■ I Special Dispatch to The Star. CUMBERLAND. Md.. October 15. Ruth. 5. daughter of William Raines, was fatally injured today when she rant out in front of an automobile at Amcelie , Station, near Creasptow n. She was walk- ' ing with her mother. The machine was driven by Arto Wallis, 6215 Huntres ' street, Pittsburgh. The child died just after he reached Memorial Hospital with her. Wallis is connected at Pied show having an engagement at Pied mont. W. Va. This is the third child killed In this i section since Saturday by automobiles | i 1' ' I DeMoll & Co. TWELFTH & G STS. 1 Special Showing Tonight , Friday and Sat urday up to 9 P.M. Each Day to Display Latest 1932 Radios and the New Model Baby Grand Pianos at $375 Also the New Reproducing Electric Duo Art Grand at $995 j First time these wonderful Grands have been shown at such a price Anniversary Souvenirs Given to Purchasers of Radios and Pianos Starting Tonight Open Until 9 P.M. DeMoll’s 29th Anniversary 1902—1931 U. S. WILL ERODE CURRAN’S INCOME Undersheriff Admits $622,- 311 Deposits in Less Than Seven Years. By the Associated Pieas. NEW YORK, October 15.—The In-; ternal Revenue Department today be gan an Investigation of the income of Peter J. Curran, elderly undersheriff, I who testified at the legislative city in vestigation yesterday that he had de- \ posited *622.311 in his bank accounts in slightly less than 7 y-ais. He was added to a list of four city and county officials w hose Incomes al- , itady were under investigation as a re sult of testimony before the Legislative I I Committee. The other four are Sheriff | Thomas M Farley. City Clerk Michael j J. Cruise. Harry C. Perry, chief clerk | of the City Court, and James A. Me- ; Quade. Register of Kings County. When asked to explain the deposits, ' 1 Curran, who Ls president of the Tam many Club of which his superior, Shei iff Farley, is tlie leader, said he got ; i money lronr a livery business, an un dertaking establishment, rents from a j garage and cashing checks for everybody jln the neighborhood. This, he ex j plained, showed why so much money was deposited. Curran, last of tile witnesses to be j I called in the gambling inquiry phase ■ of the investigation, was found to have j more money deposited than any of the other Democratic office holders. Four 1 others, three in Manhattan and one In Brooklyn, had deposits totaling about ) *1,000.000. although their total salaries ; were about a third of that. Seabury sought to show that they received In comes elsewhere, and publicly accused one of the men. Sheriff Farley, during the public hearings of evading the truth about his funds. | RITES FOR AUTO VICTIM Special Dispatch to The Star. LEONARDTOWN. Md October 15 j j Funeral services were held yesterday at j Our Ladv's Roman Catholic Chapel, in Medleys Neck, near here, w ith the rector, j Rev. Father S. J. Rudkte. S. J., offl- ; elating at the requiem mass, for Ber : nard Mattingly. 24. who was Instantly 1 killed on Monday night while attempt ing to avoid striking a buggy driven by Robert Dement of Great Mills. Md. The car struck a telephone pole 9 miles south of Leonardtown on the Iyonard town-to-Point Lookout Highway. Interment was in the adjoining ceme tery. H» is survived by a wife. Mrs. Melissa Goldsborough Mattingly, and a j young son and daughter of Washing i ton. D. C : his parents. MV. and Mrs. i Eugene Mattingly of near Leonardtown, i and five sisters and three brothers of St. Marys County. SEEK TO ROTATE JOBS CHICAGO. October 15 (/PI —Theo- i dore R. Gerlach. president of the ll ' linols Manufacturers' Association, in- j formed President Hoover by telegraph yesterday that manufacturers in this State are making all possible effort to offer work to the greatest number of employes by "rotating and staggering i hours of employment.” ' He said the association had gone on record as favoring similar rotation of | ; employment on public works. I LONG IS ‘PRISONER’ IN GOVERNOR FIGHT Louisiana Executive Guards Capital Against Cyr—New Claimant Appears. Mr tha Associated Press. BATON ROUGE, La., October 15 With fi flourish of arms and cita tion of precedents, Huey P. Long held the Capitol against the siege of two | other claimants to his job of Governor today. Meanwhile, Louisiana's executive re gime became a complicated affair of Governors, Lieutenant Oovernora and politics. Long placed his armed State high way police about the entrances to the State Capitol, in the office of the secre tary of State and at the executive man sion to prevent Lieut. Gov. Paul N. Cyr from entering to press his claim to the executive chair. Cyr, for years a political enemy of Long, charged the Governor’s recent election to the United States Senate | vacated the State office. "Long Is either Governor or he ls Senator," Cyr de clared. “but he ls not both Senator and Governor.” Order* Surrender of Office. Tuesday Cyr voluntarily took the Governor's oath before a deputy clerk at Shreveport, Informed Long by letter j that he was the Governor now. and i ordered Long to surrender and “divest yourself of the appearance of chief ex ecutive of louisiana.” Long made public the communication l and replied to Cyr, “That I have the honor to decline your demands In to to.” A* an anti-climax to the Long-Cyr dispute. Walter A. Aldrich, an unem ployed resident of Shreveport, unheard of before in politics, took the oath of office of Governor and said he, too, would file an ouster suit against long, go to Baton Rouge and take over the Capitol, as It was “abandoned property" If Cyr'a claims were true. Long Cite* Promise. Long, in a statement he Issued last n' 'it. based his legal claim to keep his office on the point that he had prom ised the people he would finish out his tei m as Governor if they elected him to I the Benate and the fact that he had not yet been administered the oath of the Senate. He cited similar tardy arrivals In Congreas. including David B. Hill of New York, Hiram Johnson of California and Robert M. La Follette of Wiscon sin. which he said backed up his claim , that he could rightfully vacate the Sen ate chair until next May. when his term of Governor ends. He said each con tinued his terms as Governor before j going to Washington. Louisiana was held in wide suspense in the battle.of officialdom, and Long gave orders for his policemen to throw Cyr out and put him in jail if he entered the secretary of States office ! in any capacity other than that of a private citizen. Name* Lieutenant Governor. Long now holds that Cyr vacated the J | lieutenant governorship in taking the Governor's oath and has informed State officials Alvin O King of I*ke Charles. President pro tempore of the State Senate, who took the oath as Lieuten ! ant Governor late yesterday, was in fact , the holder of the office. Long In his statement described Cyr's move as a comedy and a "mere political fiasco.” inspired by "nefarious and un scrupulous politicians” attempting to i ( throw his big paved roads and bridge 1 construction program Into confusion. CITIZENS DONATE LAND FOR PROPOSED HIGHWAY Fiv* Mile* of Road Planned Be * tween Stanley and Luray to Start About November 15. Special Dispatch to The Star. LURAY, Va . October 15.—Citizens eager for work to begin cn the 5 miles of rosd between Stanley and Luray that are yet unfinished have given their land for that purpose. Thirty landowners are the donors. This road is a part of 1 Route 815, and connects Warren County I wdth the Spctswood Trail, ending at Waynesboro. A number of bids have been received, the lowest being around *28.000, but no bid has been accepted as yet. Work is expected to begin on the road around November 15. STATE CLOSES BANK Pennsylvania Institution Had $900,000 Deposit*. WEST NEWTON, Pa , October 15 (/P). —The Fanners and Merchants Bank >f West New ton was placed in the hands of the State banking department today. John D. Swigart, chief examiner, said the bank was closed because of heavy withdrawals and to protect de positors He said deposits totaled about *900.000 and resources $1,400,000. Tarentum Bank Cloaes. TARENTUM. Pa . October 15 LPV— The Tarentum Savings & Trust Co. i was closed today. State Banking Ex ! malner John D. Swigart said the bank had deposits of about $1,800,000 and re ! sources of $2,300,000. g-==saearn JOBLESS CITIZEN STEALS SHOW IN LONG-CYR GOVERNOR FIGHT Walter Aldrich, Political Unknown, Says Executive's Chair Is Vacated hy Both, Takes Oath of Office. Special Diapatch to Tbe Star. . NEW ORLEANS. La., October 15. An unemployed, unknown performer; Jumped Into the center ring of Louis- , iana’s three-ring Governor circus yes terday and stole the shpw from the State's best known showman and his serious-minded, bitter political enemy, j Walter Aldrich, plain citizen, took the spotlight from both Gov.-Senator Huey P. Long and Oov.-Lieut. Gov. Paul N j Cyr by appearing unannounced at a notarial office in Shreveport and taking' the oath as Governor. Aldrich contends that if the office of Governor hat been vacant., as Dr. Cyr insists, he is qualified to hold It inas much as Dr. Cyr for several months failed to take over the chief executive's job. After taking the oath Aldrich Issued a statement, announcing that in the “next few days” he will start giving In structions "to the various State depart ments and employes as to my policies." i Politicians of Caddo Parish, where Aldrich lives, after hours of searching into his life said last night he still ls ! unknown to them. Supporters of Dr. Cyr charged that Aldrich acted at the behest of Long supporters In an attempt to burlesque tive gubernatorial situation. The notary by whom Aldrich was sworn In as Gov ernor, they point out, Is E. G. Eagles, first cousin of the Governor-Senator. Regardless of the motive behind his action. Aldrich turned the show Into a burlesque. Citizens who frowned Tues day at the prosp-ct of a bitter fight to determine a winner in the Long-Cvr dispute laughed yesterday when Aid rich donned his costume and stepped under the big top. Dr. Cyr has announced that he will “blow the lld-off the Long administra tion” in an address ay Alexandria, near the geographical center of the State, j tonight. George Seth Guion. New Or leans attorney, who. like Dr. Cyr, Is running for Governor as an anti-ad ministration candidate, also is sched uled to speak at the Alexandria rally. O K. Allen, chairman of the Highway Commission and the Long candidate for Governor, has not accepted an invita tion extended him to address the rally. Before Dr. Cyr took the oath as Gov ernor Tuesday. Long spent little time in the State Capitol or Governor's Man sion. For the past 24 hours, however, he has remained at his desk in the State House or at the mansion, where he hurried from his hotel suite In New Orleans when he learned that his en emy was making preparations to assume the duties of chief executive. i iVew? Arrivals in Our rwi • • ':'! Two Distinct Successes ,' . -, -L s Tailored at Fashion viT sZZ\n Park %\ 'i v v o —t \ j I -I; Parktown Worsted Suits Lined uith Art Silk For the first time in Fashion Park history a weave of such char acter has been modeled into smart single and double breasted suits by our tailors at Fashion Park—for selling at— *39 The SSO Value of a Year Ago. \ j A custom weave—in exclusive patterns. Once again the sizes are complete. 'll! I Glen brook Worsted Suits j| Tailored for The Mode ■> ; j —with 2 pairs of trousers *33 75 ■ -1 ijl i ;ij The $45 Value of a year ago—and note with two troupert. i ! Single and double breasted models—in a variety of very attrac tive patterns —and superiorly tailored. New arrivals replenish the assortment of sizes. The Mode—F at Eleventh —; ——— I Long has been a virtual nrisoncr in i the State since he broke, politically and j personally, with Dr. Cyr soon after | their election in 1928 as Governor and ; Lieutenant Governor, respectively, on the same ticket. During this time, however, Long fre i quently has traveled in all parts of the State, spending the greater part of his : time In New Orleans. : Dr. Cyr's action in taking the oath as Governor, observers point out, ap i parently has “tied down" Long as a j political “prisoner.” Formerly Long was afraid to leave the State for fear | of possible “shake-ups” by his second in command during his absence. Now 1 he is afraid to leave the capital for fear j that Dr. Cyr will step in and take charge. Raymond H. Fleming, adjutant gen | eral, returned to New Orleans yester day from Atlanta after a telephone conversation with Long. He said that he knew nothing about the sudden mo bilization of troops at the capital soon after Dr. Cyr was sworn as Governor. Gov.-Senator Long, Dr. Cyr and the troops naturally are attracting atten -1 tion; but their show isn't what it used to be. The unknown Aldrich has stolen public attention from them. The great questions now are: “Who | is Aldrich?” “Where does he come in?” j | (Copyrlsht. 1931. by the North American Newspaper Alliance. Inc 1 HURLEY SAYS HOOVER WORLD PEACE LEADER War Secretary, in Honolulu, Re frains From Discussing Philip pine Political Situation. By the Atsoclated Pres* HONOLULU, October 15 Secretary of War Patrick J. Hurley, in a lunch eon address here yesterday, described President Hoover as the “greatest leader for peace among the nations of the earth.” Mr. Hurley did not comment on the political situation in the Philippines, an investigation of which he con ducted recently in behalf of the ad ministration. The Secretary is a visitor here be tween boats, en route from Marlla to i Washington. FORTUNE IN GEMS YIELDED BY TRUNK' Mrs. Ida Wood’s Jewel* Found Carefully Hidden; Still Resents Intrusion. i; ■ i | ; By the Associated Press i NEW YORK, October 15.—Mrs. Ids. Wood s 40 trunks have produced a for ;, tune in gems nearly equaling the $900,- i 000 fortun* in currency she carried on , | her 70-pcund person. The examinstion of the last of the i trunks was being continued today. ; Pieces of jewelry found yesterday had been stripped of their Jewels, Mrs. Wooci apparently having taken out the stores’ and hidden them separately. Most of ■ the stones were found in different hid ing places. Borne still are missing. Hopes to Find Others. Her nephew and guardian, Otis Wood, was hopeful the missing gems would be found in the trunks that remained todav to be searched. Still indignant over the encroach ment by the law upon her seclusion, the 93-year-old woman, belle of another day, Is spending some time with needle and thread, repairing her old-fashioned gowns. She holds the garments with in a few Inches of her eyes, for her sight Is very poor. A report filed by a physician with the court, which has taken over the eccentric recluse's affairs, sets forth i that Mrs. Wood suffers from hallucina tions. The report speaks also of a "par anoid trend” and notes that Mrs. Wood smokes cigars with “evidence of appre ciation.” Protesta Physicians' Fees. | An affidavit filed yesterday by Mrs. Blanche Wood Shields, a step-grand daughter of Mrs. Wood, who Is contest ing the guardianship of Otis Wood, protested against the “shocking and unconscionable” fees of physicians who attended Mrs. Wood. Mrs. Wood continues her resent ment of the guardianship, remarking indignantly to one visitor: "Since whet, has old age become a crime?” Truck Permit Sought. RICHMOND. Va„ October 15 (Spe cial). —Brooks Transfer Sz Storage Co has applied to the State Corporation Commission for authority to furnish in terstate motor vehicle service between Petersburg and the District of Columbia, with New York as destination. A hear ing on the application is set for Novem ber 12.