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Nazi Berlin Office Calls Ru mor Nonsense, Saying ί Leader Is in Mountains. By the Associated Press. BERLIN. August 26.—Adolf Hitler had disappeared from his accustomed haunts today and a rumor spread that he had ben taken to a sanitarium after e. nervous collapse. Two newspapers carried the story and Hitler's associates in the National So cialist party spent most of the morning j describing the rumor as utter nonsense. I "The wish is father to the thought," said Maj. Hans Weberstedt, head of the j Nazi publicity office in Berlin, "Hitler ; never felt better in his life. He has gars tip to the mountains above Berch tesgaden." The party headquarters in Munich called the story of his breakdown an "absolute lie." Ernsthamfstaengl, the publicity chief there, said Hitler had gene on a long fishing trip. Neverthless the rumor persisted. It ■was said Hitler's violent language in a mçssaga to Chancellor von Papen the I other day concerning imposition of the death sentence on five Fascist at Beu- I then showed that his nerves were un- ' strung. One story going arcund today scid Hitler made a strange impression ! on the chancellor when they talked two ! weeks ago by constantly slapping his thighs in a nervous gesture during their J conversation. I Work Creation Tlannrd. Nationalization of several key indus tries and further taxation of German, capital to finance a gigantic labor ere- i ation scheme were discussed today as j possible projects of Chancellor Franz Von Papen's government. 1 Aroused by these reports, leading in dustrialists have called on the chan cellor, it was learned today, to talk over his forthcoming economic policy, •which will be disclosed in an address to Westphalian farmers at Muenster Sunday. The industrialists appeared in a group yesterday to confer with Herr Von Pat:en. They Included the famous Dr. Krupp Von Bohlen Und Halbach, head of the Krupp works; Ludwig Kastl, financier and industrialist; Carl Bosch, dye magnate, and Friedrich Von Siemens, electrical manufacturer. It has been intimated that plans are a'oot for "systemized economy," which j might mean nationalization of key in- I d*stries for economic purposes. Reported Tax on Capital. There were also hints that the gov ernment is contemplating a plan to finance a labor creation scheme by a general tax of 3 per cent against Ger man capital, or by a 3 per cent com pulsory loan from private citizens to the government. The general idea would be to get the wheels of industry moving with additional money issued on the basis oi the loan or "tax. This increase in currency, its advocates assert, would increase the taxable capacity of the naticn in such a way that the strong reflux of money would preclude the danger oi inflation. Dr. Hans Luther, president of the Reichbank, and other business men Vere reported as objecting to the plan and doubting that it would prove prof itable in the long run. The indus trialists' position regarding the idea vas not divulged pending the deci sion of the cabinet as to how the money should be raised to finance the Is tor scheme. In the politcal field, meanwhile, ne gotiations for a coalition between the Centrists of former Chancelier Heln rich Breuning and Adolf Hitler's Nazis appeared to have failed definitely. There were some reports that the government honed for a disorderly deadlock when the new Reichstag con venes next Tuesday, thereby permit tine a dissolution decree that would leave the government in the position of practical dictatorship. Kcpori to mnutrnuurg. Chancellor von Papen will depart for Neudeck, East Prussia, on Monday to rfport to President von Hlndenburg at his country estate on the political situation. At the same time he will submit the derails of the labor creation scheme and th= economic program as a whole, which probably will be made effective in the middle of next week by emer gency decree.'. The chancellor is expected to obtain the President's signature to a decree dissolving the new Reichstag in case it proves recalcitrant. Political interest has shifted from the dramatic events centering in the Beuthen death sentences against five ! Fascist political killers, to the govern- ; ment's economic program, which the cabinet meant to complete today. The newspaper Berliner Zeitung Am Mittag said the government was considering a i floating employment project to be ι financed by a compulsory loan. In Thuringia today the Farmers' 1 party and the German Nationalists in the Diet voted to sustain the National Socialist cabinet, headed by Fritz Sauckel, district leader of the Nazis. The police president yesterday sus "pended the Communist paper Rote Fahne for eight days because of violent attacks against the emergency speed j courts. PAGE YOUNG DEMOCRATS WILL ORGANIZE TONIGHT Mass Meeting at Luray Will Hear Addresses—All Citizens Are Invited. Bp'ciai Despatch to The Star. LURAY, Va, August 26.—Young Democrats in Page County will or ganize tonight at a mass meeting at 8 o'clock. Invitations have been issued j t- the citizen: irrespective o>f party , affiliations. It is e-t:mated that fully ! SCO are eligible to membership as new I voters, wiule all between the ages of [ 18 and 45 may join. Addresses will be made by John ! Calleher of Lecsburg. president of 1 Young Democratic Clubs of Virginia, and Miss Louise Failigand of Miami, Fia., vice chairman Youi:g Democratic Club- of America. The local committee in charge consists of Harold Price, Edwin Rothgc b, Robert H.rnsberger and Carson Bradley. Interest is added to the meeting in view of the fact that a young Demo crat of Page County, M. J. Menefee, commissioner of revenue, has just an nounced his candidacy as nomin^ for Congress from new seventh district. Dubs' Eights Upheld. CHICAGO. August 25 (JP).—Dubs can now use Lincoln Park's new $2.000,000 golf course without having policemen mak» their game even worse by glaring at them. "Good" golfers protested the dubs shredded the turf and delayed play, but the park board Anally re scinded an order that they could not play. Oôean Flight Halted. WINNIPEG. Manitoba. August 25 <JPι.—Police subtracted one youth from the list of potential transatlantic flyers when they arrested Peter Ordinal. They eaid he stole a seaplane from moorings on the Red River with the hope of winning fame and fortune by a flight V* Ireland. t I I I ι "Flying Family" at St. John COL. GEORGE HUTCHINSON and his "flying family," photographed at St. Jchn, New Brunswick. Tuesday after landing there in their Sikorsky amphibian on the first leg of their easy-stage hop to London. Left to right: Joseph Rufl. mechanic; Hutchinson; Gerald Altfilisch, radio operator; Commissioner K. D. Spear; Peter Redpath, navigator, and, in front. Mrs. Hutchinson and the two children. —A. P. Photo. AIR DERBY FLYERS Ε Dorsett Leads Planes Into Indianapolis on Hop From East St. Louis. By the Associated Press. INDIANAPOLIS, August 26.—Fred j Dorsett of Augusta. Ga., led the East- j em wing of the cross-country air derby into the Municipal Airport here today. | He arrived from East St. Louis shortly j before 11 a.m. (Central standard time) j and was followed a few seconds later | by S. C. Huffman of Cincinnati, Ohio. Helen MacCloskey of Pittsburgh landed third and behind her was Chap py Lennox of New Haven, Conn., who leads the Eastern division in point standing. Lennox's standing here was 1.032.03 points. Clouds in Prospect The air racers arrived here shortly after a rain and wind storm had swept over the airport. Cloudy weather was In prospect for the race over the In dianapolis-Cincinnatl leg this after noon. Huffman was second to Lennox in the point standing, with a total of 966.75. Dorsett retained third place with a total of 826.55 and the Pitts burgh woman stood fourth with 646.15. J. H. Hays of Ponca City, Okla., had a total of 451.003 points to retain fifth place. Melville Robinson of Mount Clemens, Mich., who was ranked sixth at East St. Louis, was displaced by W. Stltt of Washington, who landed here with 439.8Q25 points. Robinson moved back to seventh place with 411.45 points. Art Carnahan of Bloomington. 111., was the first of the Western dlviiion to reach here. He landed his plane shortly after noon. Hunt Continues in Lead. Roy Hunt of Norman, Okla., landed second, but continued in the point lead of this division. His standing here was 1,591. Eldon Cessna of Wichita, Kans.; brought his plane in third, but con tinued in second place with 1,262.96 points. Carnahan was third in the point standing with 933. Gladys O'Donnell of Long Beach, Calif., retained fourth place with 491.525 points, although she was the sixteenth to reach here. Fifth place was retained by J. S. McDonnell of Cleveland with 319.70 points, and Mrs. O'Donnell's husband, J. L. O'Don nell, was still in sixth place with 276. Russell Jack of Cleveland was forced down near Horton, Mo., yesterday, but was uninjured. His plane landed in a swamp and it will be necessary to dis mantle the plane to retrieve it. He is out of the race. SPEED DASH DELAYED. Start of Race From Los Angeles Is Put Off Until Monday. LOS ANGELES. August 26 OP).— , Failure of the manufacturers and pilots 1 to get their airplane;; here for the scheduled take-off tomorrow morning for the annual cross-ccuntry speed dash to Cleveland caused Naticnal Air Race officials to postpone the start until 3 a.m. Monday. C. F. Lienesch, local director of the speed classic, who made the announce ment of the postponement, also said | the starting time may be changed again ' in event of unfavorable flying weather being forecast for Monday morning. All pilots entered in the event were due to be at the United Airport, in ! suburban Burbank. the starting point for the race, today, but at least one of the flyers who plans to enter the race had not left the East last night, while several ohers were en route from various I parts of the Nation. The pilots have the privilege of wait ing for good weather, but must select a day that will get them in Cleveland before the National Air Races close there on September 5. Two of the entrants arrived yester- , day. One of them, James Halzlip of 1 St. Louis, damaged his plane in land- | ing. but was unhurt. James Wedell of i Patterson, La., builder of three planes entered in the race, was the other. Be sides his own plane. Wedell built those 1 of Haizlip and of Col. Roscoe Turner. CRACK SERVICE FLYERS READY. Many of BigRest Thrills to be Furnished by Army and Navy Men and Marines. CLEVELAND, August 26 f/P) — Many of the biggest thrills of the National j Air Races, opening here tomorrow, «111 be provided as in previous years by "Uncle Sam's own"—the crack flyers of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and National Guard. And of all the tricks these military men show, probably none gives the crowds so big a thrill as the roaring, ear-splitting, death-defying power dives from high in the air, downward at 250 miles an hour, until the planes almost hit the ground. It's a sight that never fails to con vince the aviation skeptic of the won derful ability of Uncle Sam's airmen, and ol the stability of their craft. "Hell Divers" to Participate. The largest fleet of the military planes will be 63 Boeing fighters from SslfriCge Feld. Possibly the group most familiar will be the "Leather necks" of the Marine Corps, represent ed by their nine Curtiss "hell divers." A distinguished group of European flyers xvill provide some of the best of the aeronautical acrobats and "comedy flying." The foreign team Includes Flight Comdr. R. L. R. Atcherly of Great Britain. Lieut. Andrea Zotti of Italy. Lieut. Jean Assollant of France, Lieut. Placido D'Abreu of Portugal, Col. DECLINE I STOCK PIES IS HALTED Market Hardens in Afternoon Following Early Losses. Trading Light. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. August 26.—A slow downward drift in the stock market was halted in the early afternoon trad ing today, and losses ranging from $1 to $4 a share in leading Issues were re duced or regained, and in some in stances con vert 3d into small gains. Bull forces were encouraged by the slackening of trading on the decline. Selling was in part a continuation of the profit taking which developed in the previous session. Furthermore, bullish enthusiasm was evidently dampened for a time by the receiver ship for Interborough Rapid Transit. Developments at the Economic Con ference in Washington were watched hopefully in Wall street, and the week ly mercantile reviews reported further gains in wholesale and retail trade and in the lighter lines of manfacturing. Along with stocks the principal com modity markets encountered some sell ing, as traders took profits on the sharp rise in wheat and cotton yesterday. United States Steel and American Telephone showed temporary losses of more than $1.50 a share for a time in the morning. After midday, however, American Telephone got above $116 to show a gain of more than $1 over yes terday's cloeing price, and United States Steel more than recovered, getting close to $46. Union Pacific, which had declined $4.25 to $75.50, regained most of its loss. Auburn was an isolated high flyer, rising $8 to well above $70. Mine Employs 350. STEUBENVILLE. Ohio, August 26 (JP).—The Dorothy Mine of the Y. & O. Coal Co., at Glen Robbin, near here, resumed operations yesterday with 350 men employed. The mine had been closed five months, but operators said there are orders enough to keep it run ning at least until the first of the year. Artisan Force Tripled. HOLLYWOOD. Calif., August 26 </P). —Officials of the Pox Film Corporation announced yesterday that its force of carpenters, skilled artisans and others needed in the erection of studio sets has been tripled in the last six weeks. Fif teen hundred men, they said, have b?en added to the pay roll to provide for nine pictures now in production and four more to start next week. 110 Men Get Jobs. INDEPENDENCE, Kans., August 26 MP).—C. M. Carman, manager, an nounced yesterday the Universal Atlas cement plant here will begin operations in all departments September 1, fur nishing employment to 110 men. The company hopes to operate steadily until January 1 and perhaps throughout the Winter. Paper Orders Increase. NEW YORK, August 26 </P).—'The American Writing Paper Co. reported orders for the first 20 days of August were 50 per cent higher than those in the same period of July. Total busi ness was 2,700,000 pounds, again»t 1,800,000 for the July period. Jerzy Kossowski of Poland and Herr Emil Kropf of Germany. The program of events for the first three days of the national air races, opening tomorrow, includes the fol lowing high points: Tomorrow. Arrival of transcontinental derby rac ers from Washington and Los Angeles. Arrival of amateur pilots from Roose velt Field, Ν. Y., In William B. Leeds trophy race and the Charles Lanier Lawrence trophy race. Free-for-all 115 cubic inch displac ment, six laps around a 3.5-mile course. Sunday. Bellanca trophy race, autogiro hurdle race, arrival of Cincinnati derby, 50- I mile free-for-all for planes of 685 cubic inch piston displacement, 20-mile race ! for ox planes. Marine Corps tacticaljnaneuvers, nov elty flying by international pilots team, parachute jumping contest. Monday. Closed course races for planes of varying piston displacement. Three-kilometer speed dash for wom an's world record. Douglas trophy race for National Guard squads. Massed tactical maneuvers by three squadrons from Selfridge Field, a fea ture of Army day. Three-kilometer speed dash for world's record, open to all. Daily programs include night pro grams of stunts. Mcelroy to greet fliers. Man Hurt in Crash in Jungles Travels in Special Plane. INDIANAPOLIS, August 26 (/P).— Among those here today to greet flyers of the Transcontinental Air Derby was Clarence McElroy of Medaryville, Ind. A special plane was sent to bring Mc Elroy from his home, where he has been recovering from injuries received when his airplane crashed In the Mex ican Jungle and he wandered 17 days before rescuers found him. British Speeder Lands. QUEBEC, August 26 (JP).—Flight Lieut R. L. R. Atcherley. former mem ber of the British Schneider Cup team, arived here today on the way to Cleve land for the National Air Races. Successor in Office Admits She Deposited His Funds in Her Account. 'Continued From First Page) Mr. Sherwcod's handwriting," she said. Miss Day said she told several of Seabury's assistants about the $2,000 she nad received for Sherwood. Curtin introduced in evidence photo static copies of checks on an account held under the name of Russell T. Sher wood, the missing accountant, in the Central Hanover Bank. It is the contention of Curtin that this account, from which Sherwood paid checks to Walker's wife end sister, was in reality an account belonging to the law firm of Blauvelt & Warren, with which Walker was associated before he became mayor. Gov. Roosevelt admitted the checks in evidence, but reserved the right to rule on their relevancy. Curtin offered in evidence records of a George A. Blauvelt special account, of which, he argued, the Sherwood ac count was merely a continuation. Law Partner Called. The first witness was Francis J. Mc Intyre, who became a member of the law firm after Senator Blauvelt died. He was with the firm before Senator Blauvelt's death, he said, and had known Sherwood since 1917. Sherwood. Mclntyre said, was a certified public accountant. The firm Mclntyre said, paid him a retainer fee to keep the books, handle income tax reports, etc. He handled similar matters for clients of the firm, Mclntyre said. "His Job with us was always a part time job." Mclntyre said. Sherwood, he said, had his own cli ents. whom he served as an account ant and income tax expert. Among these were the Dolly Sisters. Beatrice Lillie, Mike McTigue and Johnny Dundee. Among Sherwood's clients. Mclntyre said, were also several brokers and real estate firms. Was Friend of Blauvelt. Sherwood was a close friend of Blau velt before he came into the firm, Mc lntyre said. Sherwood had power of attorney for Blauvelt and was an ex ecutor of his estate. The Russell T. Sherwood special ac count in the Hanover Bank was opened at the time of Blauvelt's death. Mc lntyre said, with the money that was in the Blauvelt special account. Q (by Curtin). Did you have some stock transactions with Mr. Sherwood? A. Yes. Q. When? A. From 1924 to 1928. Q. Tell us about them. A. I didn't have any account of my own. so I bought through Mr. Sher wood. paying by check—I think some made to" Mr. Sherwood and some to brokers. Was "Student Tvp«.·' Q After Mr. Walker became mayor, did the firm offer him facilities of the office? A. I don't know personally, but I take it for granted. Q (by Conboy). Did the mayor go down to the office there? (Office of the law firm.) , . A. I don't believe he was ever in the office. , Q (by Curtin). Tell us something about Mr. Sherwood? A. He was more or less of a student type· . . , W HC Was a naiuttuina>B . A. Oh, undoubtedly. Q. In addition to retainer fee of $3.000 a year, what else did Mr. Sher wood get from the firm? A. That $3,000 was supposed to be a kind of retainer for keeping the books and similar work. If, however, there was any kind of an accounting job came along, he was paid an additional 1 fee. A. 'By Conboy ι. Did you ever know anything about the Hornblower and Weeks special account. A. I never heard of it until this in vestigation came up. Q. When was the last time you saw Mr. Sherwood? A. The latter part of July, 1931. He I came into the office. ! Q. Have you communicated with him since? A. No, neither directly nor indirectly. Q Has any one in your office com municated with him? A. No. Q. When he left did he owe you any thing or did you owe him anything? the Governor asked. A. No, I think everything was all cleared up. Mclntyre said some letters purporting to be from Sherwood were turned over j to the office by Sherwood's sisters. "I'm quite sure they did not come from Sherwood," Mclntyre said. Successor Takes Stand. The next witness was Miss Mildred Κ Day, who now does for the law firm work Sherwood formerly did. She said she was Senator Blauvelt's secretary for several years. "Senator Blauvelt relied on Mr. Sher- I wood very much," she said, "and I know the family relied on him a good deal after Senator Blauvelt's death [ Q. (By Curtin)—Did Mr. Sherwood have clients of his own? A. Yes, I think so. Q Did he ever invest any money for I you? 1 A. No, sir. Q Did you know anything of Mr. Blauvelt's special account? A. I know he had one because my I salary was paid out of it at one time. She said she was present at a discus sion between Blauvelt and Sherwood j about changing the account to Sher wood's name. "It took place at Mr Blauvelt's I home," she said, "when she was ill just before his death." Recalls Sherwood Clients. Miss Day also recalled that Beatrice Lillie, Mike McTigue and Johnny Dundee were among Sherwood's clients. "He had several brokerage firms as clients, too." she said. She ta id she and Sherwood occupied the same office for several years with the law firm. Sherwood, she said, had power of at torney for Warren, hut never for Mayor Walker. "Can you describe Mr. Sherwood's physical condition in 1930 and 1931?" Curtin asked. "He was in a very nervous, run down condition," she replied. "He worked very hard, and after he had tonsilitis and grippe in the Spring of 1931. he was very near a nervous breakdown." Miss Day described Sherwood as a "very reserve man " "No. he wasn't shy," she replied in answer to a question from Curtin. Clashes with Roosevelt. Curtin asked if he could have Miss I Day's private testimony before the I Hofstadter Committee. "What are you trying to do?" the j Governor demanded. "Impeach your own witness?" 1 "Certainly not," Curtin replied In-1 dignantly. His request was denied. Miss Day said she now performs the tasks for Mayor Walker, as a courtesy of the firm, the services Sherwcod used ί to perform. 1 "Did some letters purporting to be from Mr. Sherwood come to your atten tion?" Curtin asked. "Yes " she replied. "They were I Drought to me by Mr. Sherwocd's sis- I ter. I thought something ought to be done about them, so I took them down to the City Hall. I heard the mayor call somebody on the telephone and say something about having them looked into. Several typewritten letters, dated May 23, and June 2 and 4. 1932. about the time Mayor Walker was a witness before the Hofstadter Committee, were then shown to Miss Day. "There are the letters Mr. Sher wood's sister brought to me." she said. The letters were offered in evidence. "Did you ever see these?" Curtin : asked Seabury. "I have not," Seabury replied. The letters were typewritten and signed "Russ." "I don't recognize the signature as I Mr. Sherwood's," Miss Day said. "Since you last saw Sherwood," Sea bury asked, "have you received any checks belonging to Sherwood?" "Yes," she replied. "There were some dividend checks. Q. ι By Seabury) What dividends. A Well, there were some dividend checks on American Brake Shoe stocks, Kennecott Copper, Mohawk & Hudson Power and a check from his country club bonds. Deposited on Her Account. Q. Did you get any dividend checks on Century Circuit? A. Yes. Q. What did you do with them? A. Put them in my own account. Q. Did you report to any member of the firm you had received dividend checks from Century Circuit? A. No. Q. Did you tell the mayor? A. No. Q Did any one ever suggest to you that you deposit this money in your own account. A. No Q. You never had any power of at torney frcm Sherwood? A. No. Q. How much did these checks ag- j gregate. A. Roughly, I should say a couple cf thousand dollars. Q. Did you read in the papers about a fine having been imposed on Sher wood? A. I heard about it afterwards. Q Did the sheriff f^er ask you for ! any of this money of Sherwood's? A. No, sir. Miown tnecK muds. Seabury handed Miss Day a check bock. "This is one of Mayor Walker's check , books," he said, "please examine it care- I fujly and tell me if you see any writing on the stubs other than that of Russell T. Sherwood." "Let me see that," the mayor demand ed. "I never saw it before." "No, there is no other writing here except Mr. Sherwood's." Miss Day said. Seabury read off a list of names from the check stubs, among them the name of Senator John A. Hastings. Mayor Walker stepped forward and said: "I insist that the judge should not be permitted to make that statement for newspaper publicity unless he can submit proof." Seabury had referred to a check stub showing Hastings had sent the mayor $300. "That money was for tickets," Walker said. "Hastings went down to Madison Square Garden and bought tickets for ! a fight, advancing the money, for a lot : of people who wanted those tickets, j They paid Senator Hastings and he | paid me. That sort of thing happens right along. I'm always getting tickets | for fights, foot ball games, and so on." | "The mayor never writes his own | checks." Miss Day said. "I draw them ι for him now." I'rg-ed Him to Rest. "When Sherwood last visited the office," Seabury asked, "did he say any- ; thing absut going away?" A. I urged him to take a vacation because he lcoked so miserable. He said he might. Q. That was When? A. About August 7, 1931. As the afternoon session opened Sena tor Samuel H. Hofstadter, chairman of the committee that bears his name, ! was called to the stand by Curtin. Curtin asked Hofstadter whether | records of the private hearing of the j committee had been made available to him. "I have never seen the minutes of the private hearings," he said. Some of the private hearings, he said, were held with no member of the committes present. "But in moet cases the witnesses at the private hearings were sworn in by the chairman." No Charges Filed. "Has the committee filed any charges | against the mayor?" Curtin asked. "The committee has filed no charges," Hofstadter answered. "Did Judge Seabury ask " Curtin oegan. "Wait a minute! Wait a minute! Gov. Roosevelt interrupted. "What is | the relevancy of that?" He directed Curtin to withdraw the question. "Senator," Gov. Roosevelt said._ to whom does the committee report?" "To the legislature," was Hofstadter's reply. Curtin started to ask Hofstadter about the finances of the committee, but again Gov. Roosevelt forced him to withdraw the question. "In other words," the Governor said, "you're trying to establish that the committee hasn't performed the func tion for which it was created." "I'm trying to find out what it ac complished with the nearly $750,000 it has spent," Curtin replied. The hearing, after droning along In a hot and sticky chamber, heavy with red velvet curtains, has developed a bit of mystery and a bit of drama. The mystery came while Jacob Gould Schurman, jr.. an assistant to Investi gator Samuel Seabury, was in the wit ness chair. He told of a private hearing given Paul Block in Seabury's office and cor roborated Block's testimony that that hearing the publisher asked: "Are you investigating Mayor Walk er's public life or his private life?" "What was it," Curtain asked Schur man last night, "that prompted Mr Block to ask that question?" "I don't remember very well," Schur man replied. "In justice to Miyor Walker. I would rather not say." "Don't spare me," the mayor called out. "Unknown Person" Involved. Seabury's purpose In putting Schur man on the stand was to answer Block's testimony indicating that a missing check for $7,500 made out to the "un Killed in Crash YOLANDA SORIVÏ. ADA MURRAY. CRASH KILLS THREE FROM CAPITAL AREA ON CRAIN HIGHWAY (Continued From First Page.) her daughter left home about 8 o'clock last night, saying she was going for a ride. In addition to her mother, Miss Sorivi Is survived by her father, Adelmo Sorivi ; a brother. Ugo, 23 years old, and two sisters, Mrs. Msry Dewhirst and Mrs. Vincent Tonelli. Mother Is Very III. The girl finally identified as Miss Murray was first thought to be Miss Catherine Selraggio, 2102 Eighteenth street. The mix-up occurred when a letter addressed to Miss Selraggio and a picture of her were found in Miss j Murray's purse. William Murray. 16-year-old brother j of the second dead girl, said he felt sure j she was his sister, since Miss Murray I left last night for a ride in company with a girl he thought was Miss Sorivi I and did not return. Miss Murray also Is survived by her mother. Mrs. Ethel M. Murray, and another brother, Lawrence, 13. The mother is in M3nassas, Va., convalescing from a severe illness. Both the Murray boys were anxious ' this morning to keep the news of their j sister's death from their mother be- i cause of fear that it would cause her to have a setback. Mrs. Murray is a dress maker. Both Miss Sorivi and Miss Murray I were second-year students at Business ! High School. known person" in the case and which had been drawn on the Block-Walker stock market account, was once in pos session of Seabury or his assistants. A photostat of this check, which Schur man declared never was in possession of the investigators, was recently pub lished in a newspaper. The crama came at the end of the long day session. Corporation Counsel Arthur J. W. Hilly of New York was on the stand. He said he was still con ducting an Investigation of the charge that Dr. William H. Walker, the mayor's brother, split fees with physicians hand ling city compensation cases. "How many years do you think your Investigation will take?" Seabury asked with a slight smile. "My investigation won't take one tenth as long as a certain other inves tigation has taken." Hilly replied an grily, "and I venture to say it won't cost the State anywhere near so much." The audience applauded. Gov. Frank lin D. Roosevelt stopped them, and a moment later he pointed his finger at Hilly and sternly demanded an answer, "yes or no," to the question: "Do you consider it to the interest of the city for the doctors to split fees?" "I'd have to know the circumstances," Hilly replied. "Do you want to make that your final answer?" the Governor demanded. "Yes, your excellency," was Hllly's reply. Just before the hearing adjourned last night Curtln gave to the Governor the address of Louis Stark of Chicago. Samuel Ungerleider testified Wednes day that Stark handled the transaction thereby the now missing accountant. Russell T. Sherwood, on a verbal re purchase agreement, sold stocks back to [Jngerleider's company at about $21.000 ibove their market value. M. M. Fertig. .he Governor's counsel, indicated he ι ppould call Stark by telephone to get his iccount of the transaction. Walker las denied that Sherwood was his fiscal igent. There will be no session tonight and ifter today's session the hearing will re :ess until 6:30 p.m. (Eastern standard time) Monday. * 60MB EXPLODED AT MINER'S HOME New Outbreak of Violence Reported in Illinois—Pickets to Return. By the Associated Press. TAYLORVILLE, 111., August 26.—A new outbreak of violence was reported today In Christian County in the "war" of union miners who sought to stop coal mining In the State under the new $5 basic wage contract. An explosion wrecked the front porch of a home occupied by Ray Tombozzi. a Taylorville miner arrested recently on the picket lines of Peabody Mine, No. 58. just outside the city, on charges of disorderly conduct. NEW INVASION PLANNED. Strikers to Use Small Units in Picket ing Mines. GILLESPIE. 111.. August 26 (IP).—A new invasion of Southern Illinois coal fields in protest against the new $5 a day basic wage scale, by a select group of quick moving pickets was planned today by striking miners whose "peaceful" caravan was beaten back at the Franklin County line by gunfire and clubs of deputy sheriffs. The Miners' Policy Committee an nounced mass meetings were being held in subdistricts throughout the State today to map the new drive, which, leaders said, would be staged with the assistance of fellow diggers from Ken tucky, Indiana and Oklahoma. The date for the new move will be set within a few days and the miners will advance "on several fronts," leaders declared. The column of thousands of diggers which was thrown into a panic when Franklin County deputies opened fire on it at Mulkeytown Wednesday was too unwieldy, they said, and the new in vasion will be with smaller, swifter and more compact units. RADICAL MOVE PROBED. Franklin County Officers Lay Unrest te Agitators. By the Associated Press. BENTON, HI., August 26.—Franklin County officials, having repulsed the in vasion of striking miners from North ern and Central Illinois who sought to force the closing of coal mines in this region following acceptance of a wage reduction for union miners, today said they were prepared to direct attention toward alleged "radical" activities within the county. Patrols of special deputy sheriffs con tinued to guard highways leading into th'^ county, center of a large bituminous coal-producing area, but there was no indication of an immediate reattempt on the part of the upstate miners to keep Southern Illinois miners from work. Tension, brought about by develop ments of the last week, which included several clashes between officers on the one hand and striking miners or mine j pickets on the other, resulting in one death and a number of injuries, had1 lessened considerably. Additional mines have been reopened each day, with 10 operating today in Franklin County, but officials at »·*» county seat here admitted that there Is still much unrest growing out of the approval of a $5 daily wage scale by International President John L. Lewis of the United Mine Workers of Amer ica and other union officials. This un rest, Franklin officials said, is attrib utable to "radical agitators." THREE POLICEMEN DUE TO RETIRE NEXT WEEK Lanahan and Jett Will Leave for Age and Length of Service, McNeill for Disability. Three members of the police force, Rupert McNeill, Harry A. J. Lanahan and Ε Madison Jett, are scheduled for retirement August 31. Two of them, Lanahan and Jett, will retire auto matically because of age and length of service, while McNeill ia to retire be cause of physical disability. McNeill has been serving as precinct detective for some time and was said to be scheduled for another promotion in the near future. He is 44 years old and has been connected with the force since August. 1919. Lanahan is 60 and has served the local force since July, 1896. Jett is 64 and has been a member of the force since January, 1895. 12,000 Strike for Back Pay. WARSAW, Poland, August 26 (IP).— Twelve thousand municipal employes, practically the entire municipal force, went on strike today in an effort to force payment of salaries for June and July. » ... BAND CONCERT. By the United States Army Band 1 this evening at the east Capitol steps at . 6:30 p.m. Capt. Kendall J. Fielder, commanding officer; William J. Stan- 1 nard, leader; Thomas F. Darcy, second 1 leader; Mr. Darcy conducting: < March, "Hail, America!" Drumm 1 Overture, "Youth Triumphant".Hadley Fox trot. "Hummin' to Myself" Fain Cornet duet, "U and I" Short John J. Kahler and Charles Barnes. A slippery rag, "Miss Trombone." ι Fillmore Selection from "Show Boat" Kern Dance Carolina, "Midnight on the Blue Ridge" Turner Grand descriptive fantasia, "Colum bus" ..Herman "The Star Spsngled Banner." Mrs. Eliza Roff, Plymouth, England, who ts 108 years old, still reads the newspapers. IWO HORSE SHOWS DUE IN VIRGINIA Fauquier Fair, Just Closed, First of Three Events on Schedule. The Fauquier fair and horse show which closed yesterday at Marshall. Va.t liter a successful two-day session, was the first of three events on the late August and early September Virginia horse show circuit calculated to at tract both owners and spectators from Washington and the hunting country near the District. Perhaps most important of all Vir ginia hunter shows, and a leader among the hunter exhibitions of the country, Is the Warrenton horse show, which will take place next Wednesday and Thursday. Alwas-s the focal point of Interest in the show game at this sea son, Warrenton will boast more than ι hundred exhibitors, gathered this year from Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington. Fairfax Show September 9-10. The Fairfax Horse and Pony Show, a bright spot in the schedules of own ers who are now bringing their mounts in for Fall schooling, will follow on September 9 and 10 and is expected to draw a substantial number of entries from Fairfax, Loudoun and Fauquier Counties and the District of Columbia. Warrenton boa.-ts some of the most illustrious names in the horse world on its list of exhibitors this year. Among them are Paul Mellon, son of the Am bassador to Great Britain; Dr. L. M. Allen of Winchester, the Benton Stables of Mrs. D. C. Sands. Mrs. T. H. Somer ville, Mrs. John Hay Whitney. William Alm.v, Mrs. D. N. Lee, Mrs. Simon Pat terson of Pittsburgh. Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Winmill and others. The Washington contingent at War renton will include L. Perry West. G. W. Rust, Mrs. F. S. Plummer, Robert B. Montgomery. Ray Norton, John A. MacDonald and John A. Massie The Fort Myer Horse Show team will also compete there. Program Divided. Fairfax has divided its program into seven hunter classes, inclujjig the grand championship; five events for jumpers, three for saddle horses and 14 for ponies. Cash prizes will exceed S500 and there will be additional tro phies and ribbons offered. F. D. Gas kins of Warrenton is man ager of the Warrenton show. ' Robert D. Graham is secretary of the Fairfax ex hibition. SIX OF ROBBER GANG KILLED OR CAPTURED Confession of Prisoner That He Or ganized Group to Terrorize Los Angeles Claimed. By the Associated Près». LOS ANGELES. August 26 —Six of an alleged gang of seven robbers are dead or captured as the outgrowth of an unsuccessful attempt to rob the South Broadway branch of the Bank of America. Two of the bandits were killed by Manager Wetzel Ord of the bank in an exchange of shots which critically wounded Teller H. R. Read More gun play occurred when police raided m rooming house and captured four sus pects. George Turcott was shot through the abdomen when he resisted arrest. Still searching for the seventh man. police night said they hid obtained a confession from Robert York, one of the prisoners, declaring he organized the gang to "terrorize the city" after his discharge from Folsom Prison. Police said he also confessed he shot and killed W. J. Klrkpatrick of Battle Creek. Mich., a wealthy Olympic games visitor, when the latter chanced into a Jewelry store during a robbery last month. The' other prisoners were Homer Rodgers, once under arrest here on sus picion of murder, and Arthur Alvarado. brother of Frank Alvarado, one of the men slain in the attempted bank rob bery. The other victim of Ord's marks manship was Henry Younkers. colored. "I want the rope," York said, accord ing to police, and continued, referring to the Kirkpatrick slaying, "I shot the old man squarely between the eyes. I hated to do it, but he wouldn't obsy orders." HOPE GROWS DIM FOR OCEAN FLYERS OVERDUE IN OSLO (Continued From First Page.) return flight across the Atlantic were forced down by fog today at Grand Manan Island. 8 miles north of East port, Me.·, on the southeast coast cf New Brunswick. They said they would go on as soon as the weather cleared. Several speakers at a luncheon yes terday in honor of Mollison referred to the fact that he had only 67 cents in his pocket when he landed in Canada. When it came his turn to speak the flyer, with a smile, said in closing: "I still have the same 67 cents, so 1 think New York must be a real Scots man's paradise." Warned of Bad Weather. NEW YORK. August 26 OP).—Warned af bad weather on the Atlantic, Capt. James A. Mollison said there was enly •slight possibility" he might take off for St. John, New Brunswick, today. Dr. James H. Kimball, weather ex pert. told the flyer conditions over the ;ntire ocean are "very bad," and said in his judgment a transatlantic attempt should be out of the question for several iays. unless unexpected changes occur. Asked whether he will accept an offer ;o serve as technical adviser for a mo tion picture company, he said it was anlikely he wculd accept any offer that would interfere with his flying. As for ippearing in picture: "Nature wasn't good enough to me," le said with a smile. BOAT GOES TO AID OF PAIR. sclberg and Petersen. Stranded on Island, to Be Picked Up. ST. JOHNS. Newfoundland, August 16 <Λ>).—A steamer started today for Darbys Harbor to pick up Thor Solberg tnd Carl Petersen, who crashed there >n Tuesday night, ending their pro ected transatlantic flight to Oslo. Since the accident the two flyers have «en stranded on Merasheen Island in 'laeentla Bay. The steamer will take tboard their plane and bring it back lere for repairs. VON GRONAD BESTS DUTCH HARBOR. Alaska. August 26 <4>).—Capt Wolfgang von Gronau, :lobe-circling German aviator, paused îere today, resting and awaiting favor - ible weather for a hop along the 1.000 nlle Aleutian bland chain toward Si lerla, with the most Northerly portion f his world flight sufely past. Wednesday night Capt Gronau and lis three companions landed their fly ng boat In the harbor hers after a 00-mlle flight in 9 hours and 15 min utes from Cordova, Alaska. Striking Miners Move On to New Fields PHOTOGRAPH of the cavalcade of miners en route to Ziegler. 111., Wednesday, as they sought to picket the mines In that section to protest the wage scale. Sheriff's deputies later routed the group without loss of life, but the miners were repored to be mobilizing again for a further assault. —A. P. Photo.