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Services at Old St. John’s
for Late Assistant Navy
Led by the President end Mrs.
Roosevelt, one of the largest state
funerals held In WBShhlngton In many
years took place yesterday when Col.
Henry Latrobe Roosevelt, late Assist
ant Secretary of the Navy, was laid
to rest in Arlington National Ceme
tery with full military honors.
Funeral services were held at 11:30
am. at old St. John’s Church, Six-,
teenth and H streets, by the rector,
Rev. Oliver J. Hart, D. D., in the pres
ence of a gathering of distinguished
persons. The President and Mrs.
Roosevelt attended the exercises there,
as well as at the cemetery.
Leaving the church, the cortege
traveled west on H street, south on
Seventeenth street and west on Con
stitution avenue, passing Col. Roose
velt's old office on the second floor of
the Navy Department. At the Lin
coln Memorial the body was trans
ferred to a caisson, with a regiment
of Marines, a company of bluejackets
and the Navy Band drawn up at at
tention. Six white horses, from Bat
tery C of the 16th Field Artillery. Fort
Myer, Va„ drew the caisson. A sa
lute of 17 guns rang out as the cor
tege reached the eastern gate of the
Capt. Evans Officiates.
Capt. Sydney K. Evans, United
States Navy, retired, former chief of
Navy chaplains, officiated at the
graveside. A Marine detachment fired
three volleys and then Drum Sergt.
James Wytizk of the Marine Band
here sounded "taps.'' The Navy Band
had previously played “Nearer My God
to Thee” at the grave.
Col. Roosevelt sleeps in the eastern
section of the cemetery, at the inter
section of Roosevelt and Grant ave
nues. The graveside was" banked high
with an impressive array of multi
colored flowers and wreaths from his
numerous friends.
Rear Admiral Joseph R. Defrees,
commandant of the Washington
Navy Yard, commanded the escort.
The Marine regiment—three battal
ions from Quantico. Va., and one from
Washington—was commanded by Col.
Harold L. Parsons, commanding the
5th Marines, Fleet Marine Force,
The burial service of the Episcopal
Church was held at St. John’s, the
anthem being "God Be in My Head,"
by Walford Davies; the Psalm, No.
130. “Out of the Deep.” and the hymn,
“The Strife Is O'er,” by Palestrina.
The choir was under the direction of
T. Guy Lucas, M. A.
Rear Admirals March.
Marching beside the caisson from
the Lincoln Memorial to the graveside
were the rear admirals who head the
Navy Department bureaus and offices
and members of the General Board.
The upiform was full dress, blue, with
mourning badges. The Marine Corps
was represented by Maj. Gen. John H.
Russell, the commandant, and it was
in that branch of the service that
Col. Roosevelt served actively for many
years and in it he dle% as a colonel
of reserves.
Participating in the,exercises were
Col. Roosevelt’s aides—Maj. John W.
Thomason, jr.. United States Marine
Corps, and Lieut. Comdr. Jerauld
Wright, United States Navy. Assist
ing Rev, Dr. Hart at the church was
Rev. James F. Madison.
Col. Roosevelt died in the Naval
Hospital here on Saturday evening of
an acute heart attack, brought on by
intestinal influenza.
Crowds Prefer Monkey
Carol Moorland, Widely Traveled Pianist, Says
She’s Used to Being Crowded From Picture
by Her Pet.
Paganini. the globe-trotting
marmoset, with his mistress, Miss
Carol Moorland.
—Star Staff Photo.
IF IT’S musician or monkey, says
Carol Moorland, widely traveled
concert pianist, most Europeans
will take the monkey.
Accompanied by Paganini II, her
constant companion and mascot, the
pretty 24-year-old musician spent the
week end at the Shoreham Hotel, i
where the monkey was the center of j
attraction. Miss Moorland, however,:
didn't seem to mind. She says she's 1
used to being crowded out of the pic
Few musicians create a sensation !
in Europe, she declared, but with
Paganini II it’s different.
“In Scandanavia especially," she
said, “I could scarcely walk for the
crowds who wanted to look at Pagi.”
And in Washington, too, everybody
who saw the pet crowded around to
ask questions.
"As a musician,” Miss Moorland
admitted, “Paganini is Just a kibitzer.
He looks like a caricature of the fa
mous Italian composer, though, so I
named his Paganini.”
As a monkey, Paganini is just two
ounces of the Brazilian marmoset va
riety. Exclusive of a tail, which is
longer than his body, he’s about 5
inches long and has been known to
fit into a cocktail glass.
When she’s walking, Miss Moorland
tucks him in the collar of her coat.
He stays with her when she's prac
ticing and at night he sleeps in a
tiny basket an arm’s length from her
A gift from a friend more than a
year ago, Paganini, like his mistress, is
something of a cosmopolitan, having
traveled In England, France, Ger
many, Scandanavia and America. He
brings good luck, according to Miss
Moorland, who believes he's partly
responsible for the fact that she was
asked to repeat her first concert tour
made in England and Scandanavia
last Fall.
Paganini will probably figure In her
New York debut also, which she hope*
to make two years from now.
Prodigy Will Piny
With Symphony in
School Concerts
Ann Sugar, Western High School
student, who first played with a
symphony orchestra four years ago
when she was 12,
will be piano
soloist with the
National Sym
phony Orchestra
at its s t u d en t
concerts during
the next five days
in three Wash
ington high
The 16-year
old prodigy has
been practicing
piano three hours
Ann Sugar ^ «»«
was 5. She made
her debut with the National Sym
phony during its first season in 1932,
playing the first movement of Men
delssohn’s "G Minor Concerto” at a
students’ concert.
Ann is the daughter of Isaac Sugar,
a druggist. Her attachment to music
does not operate to the exclusion of
everything else. She has read all
Dickens’ novels and likes movies.
Ann will appear with th6 orchestra
tomorrow at Central High School,
Friday at Eastern High School and
Monday at Western. She will play
the solo part of a full-size concert
piec% the first movement of Orieg’a
"Concerto in A Minor for Plano and
ii OUR honor!”
Bedlam had arisen
among the legal lights. All
were before the bar, all
:lamoring for recognition.
Judge Benson looked down, rapped
smartly for order. "The case will
proceed,” he said. "As long as the
iefendant waives the technicality,
ind admits to both names, it will not
>e necessary to put the state to ad
iitlonal expense. Mr. Lenholm, call
pour witness."
Again Anne crossed to the witness
:hair, but this time the floor was as
firm as her confidence. Instead of
peing nameless, she had two names;
nstead of parentless, there had been
:wo who might have loved her had
they lived. And, most important of
ill, Luke Farnsworth hadn’t neglected
.0 make her his own, nor to protect
ier against the cupidity of his own
Anne told her story that afternoon,
.old it clearly and concisely. Un
tnowingly, the interruption of the
norning had disrupted the State's
plans. They had hoped to cross-ex
imlne her when she was tired from a
lay in court. As it was she com
pleted her version of Lee Farnsworth’s
nurder at 5 o’clock.
But her cheeks were pale from the
prdeal, and her lips trembled as
Sharlee cried hysterically when she
pictured the bullet passing her own
lead to lodge in the heart of her
foster uncle.
Bark in h»r aaII ehs t «.uu
pright. Everything seemed to fit like
parts in a picture puzzle. Surely
something would happen to prove her
nnocence. And she was Anne Farns
worth. Annikki Nielsen Farnsworth,
part Finnish like John.
At the thought of John her face
:louded. Queer he had never come
pear the court house. But she be
ieved in him. She had to believe in
Pirn, just as she had in Luke.
Lenholm had warned her that on
he morrow would come the hardest
lay of her trial. It was then the State
ind the special prosecutor, Tom Far
ey, would seek to cut the mesh of
per neatly woven story with sharp
luestlons. They would try to destroy
svery vestige of truth.
Gray clouds blanketed the window
when she wakened. Tomorrow she
would know her fate. She arose
iressed carefully in a warm suit of
folden brown, then brushed her hair
mtil it shone. She added a touch of
-ouge and lipstick to'protect her from
evealing her emotions to curious eyes.
Court convened, and Anne went
mmediately to the witness chair to
ace the district attorney.
He plunged into his c rots-exam ina
lon. “Miss Farnsworth, you say yqu
lave never before seen the gun filed
tere as exhibit A, and yet it has been
stablished that your foster father
tad it in his possession for several
ears. I suppose you have some ex
ilanation for that?"
"I had no occasion to see it," Anne
nswared readily,
f> s
„ “We'll let that drop for the present.
Miss Farnsworth, you say that while
you were In the boat at the scene of
the murder, some one called your
name. Will you repeat what hap
pened at that moment.”
| “I was about to jump upon the
wharf, when some one called ‘Anne.’ ”
"That's all. Miss Farnsworth, you
are positive the name used was
The district attorney gave the Jury
a knowing smile, then turned back to
Anne, “and yet you admit you were
known in Union Town by no other
name than Nikki? You were sur
rounded by fishermen from Union
Town, and yet you say some one called
‘Anne.’ Is that true?”
“Yes, It Is,” declared Anne won
derlngly. Queer that she had never
before thought of that.
"Miss Farnsworth, you were in a
boat some four feet below the small
forward deck of the Ahti, upon which
the deceased was standing. Do you
believe that a bullet fired from behind
you would pass your head, then change
its course, veer upward and lodge in
the breast of the murdered man?”
Anne’s eyes widened in surprise.
“Answer please, Miss Farnsworth?”
“That would be true, unless-”
.“Answer yes or no.”
“Your honor,” Interposed Lenholm,”
the district attorney is asking the de
fendant to give an answer calling for
• ridHiififlnn nn/tn har narf T
she should have the right to qualify
her answer, and give her reason for
arriving at that deductive answer.”
“You may answer In full, Miss
Anne remembered her days at
school, the confusion of angles and
triangles and, remembering these, she
faced the court with astonishment.
“If," she began hesitatingly, "if
that bullet had been flred from a
point below me and behind me, aimed
at me, and missed me, it would have
continued at an upward angle and
struck Lee Farnsworth-” she
paused, horrified at the thought.
“Do you mean you have some enemy
among the Finnish people who have
stood by you so loyally? That one of
these, perhaps one of the Sorki
brothers, broke into your house and
stole your gun-”
“No," Anne interrupted with scant
regard for court courtesy. “That gun
has never been in my home nor in my
She saw Lenholm lean back with a
sigh of relief, and realized she had
been baited, but by sheer honesty had
evaded the trap.
“The shot, you yourself admit, must
have been flred from within a few
feet of the boat on which $ou stood.
Miss Farnsworth, answer this ques
tion. Did you fire that shot?"
“She did not!”
A huge voice boomed out from the
door. Anne looked up. She saw Judge
Ansel Kellogg thrust his bulk into the
crowd gathered there, saw the sheriff
follow, and behind them came other
officers, in uniform.
They spread alo^| the railing, cov
ered every exit, and remained motion
less while the big man proceeded
through the room to face Judge
"If the court please, and with the
permission of the district attorney
and Mr. Lenholm, I wish to present
fresh evidence In this case, which I
feel will prove the innocence of the
defendant, Anne Farnsworth, my
The Judge on the bench eyed his
colleague a moment, looked at Tom
Farley, who had arisen and seemed
about to launch a harangue against
the intrusion, then looked at Anne
"Would you like a recess in which
to consult with the defendant or Mr.
Lenholm?” he asked, and it seemed
to Anne he was pleased with the turn
of events, which had left her wide
eyed with hope and amazement.
Anne watched Judge Kellogg as he
shook his head. "I need no confer
ence with either. I desire that the
trial go on without pause.”
"Very well, proceed, Mr. District
The district attorney looked at
Judge Kellogg, then at Judge Ben
son. "Mr. Kellogg has spoken of
fresh evidence. I believe it would be
advisable to hear that at this time. I
yield to Mr. Kellogg.”
"That will be all, Anne.” The judge
nodded to her, and as she passed on
her way to her chair he patted her
shoulder and smiled.
Immediately Ansel Kellogg asked
for one Leighton Jones to be called as
witness, and a moment later a tall,
grim-vlsaged man appeared at the
Misvr*. ntmc oioncu. OUUUlld, SXiC
whispered. The man looked down
and smiled, then went on to the wit
ness chair.
“Your name?” asked the clerk.
“Jones, sir, Leighton Jones, but
known to the family as Buttons.”
“What family, Mr. Jones?” asked
"The family of the late Luke Farns
worth, sir. 1 worked for him for 15
“Then you know the defendant in
this case?”
“I do sir, and a finer little lady-”
“I understand and agree,” inter
rupted Kellogg laughing. "Buttons,
when did you leave the Farnsworth
"As soon as those people made it
so uncomfortable Miss Anne had to
leave. None of us would stay on, sir?”
“How soon after she left did you
leave?” '
“The next day, sir, March 11 it was,
Judge Kellogg turned to Lenholm,
then to the clerk of the court and
asked for exhibit A. With the re
volver in his hand he showed it to
the witness. “Have you ever seen
this weapon before?”
“Yes, sir,” declared the man em
phatically, “many times, sir. Mr.
Luke always kept this in his room, in
the bottom drawer of his chiffonier
where he kept his pajamas.”
A gunsmith throws a bomb, tomor
Spain Passes Agrarian Reform.
Spain has launched its new agrarian
reform law.
Three Plead Not Guilty as
Fourth Is Due to Be
State’s Witness.
Three gangsters who professed Inno
cence In the Allen B. Wilson slaying
when arraigned In Rockville yesterday
were back in their cells at the District
Jail today, with the State’s case against
them reputedly strengthened by a con
fession from one of their underworld
It was learned from an authoritative
source that William Cleary, one-time
lieutenant of two of Philadelphia's
mo6t feared "mobs,” will appear as a
State witness against Albert 8utton,
John "Slim” Dunn and Ernest Myers
when they go on trial March 30 for
the murder of the Washington news
paper route agent.
Cleary, under Indictment for mur
der with the trio of Capital gangsters,
Is said to have made a complete con
fession Implicating his three "pals,”
and will be held In the Rockville Jail
until called to take the stand. He
was not brought Into court for the ar
raignment proceedings yesterday.
The confession forged another Im
portant link in the chain of evidence
through which the 8tate hopes to send
the suspects to the gallows for the
murder of the young route agent, who
was cut down by gangland bullets In
tended for Edward O. "Mickey” Mc
Donald, Washington gambler.
Another confession Involving Sut
ton, Dunn and Myers previously had
been obtained from George Dewey
Jenkins, “small shot” hoodlum, who
also Is In the Rockville Jail. He Is
being held on an indictment charging
him with carrying concealed weaoons.
Show No Emotion.
Dunn, Sutton and Myers, nattily
dressed and clean shaven, displayed
no emotion as the indictments charg
ing them with the murder of Wilson
and several attempts upon McDonald s
life were read in Circuit Court before
Judge Charles W. Woodward.
They pleaded not guilty to each
count, and when the brief ceremony
was completed they were handcuffed
to three Washington detectives—
Lieuts. John Fowler and Floyd Trus
cott and Sergt. Earl Hartman, who
broke the case—and returned to the
District Jail to await trial.
A heavy guard from the Montgom
ery County police force accompanied
the trio as a precautionary measure,
but the transfer to and from the local
lockup was without Incident.
The detail made a detour far off
their regular route on the way to
Rockville to pass the home of McDon- !
aid in Takoma Park, Md„ where Wil
son was slain on October 23. 1934. The |
prisoners showed no emotion as they
passed the murder scene, however.
Upon their arrival in Rockville, the
defendants were rushed through a
basement door and hustled directly to
the court room, where more than 100
spectators had assembled. Deputies
searched the spectators for firearms
a# they filed into the room.
Secretary of State Thomas L. Daw
son, who represented Sutton, and
Samuel S. Levin of Baltimore, counsel
for Jenkins, both asked for jury trials
for their clients. Dunn was not repre
sented by counsel yesterday and asked
the court’s permission to obtain coun
sel before he decides whether he de
sires to be tried by jury or the court.
Washington Wayside
Random Observations of Interesting
Events and Things.
IF YOU have a deep-pile rug on
the living room floor and smooth
walls, a chap who called up yes
terday says you can have some
fun. That’s what he said.
With these props, plus a deck of
cards, you walk around the room
scuffling your feet (like your mother
used to tell*you not to). That fills
you with static electricity and In
this electrified condition you walk
over and plank a card flat against
the wall. The electricity transferred
through you to the card makes it
adhere there In defiance of the laws
of gravity.
You can work it up. the man said,
to the point which will permit you to
play solitaire on the wall.
Maybe, like us, you’d rather not,
If the man doesn't mind.
* * * a
Sacrificed on the altar of tradi
tion was the best felt hat of Bern
ard Davis, manager of an Alexan
dria store, a few days ago.
The occasion was the birth of a
1-pound boy to the Bernard Davises
and the tradition seemed to have
to do with an ancient custom which
calls lor cremation of the father’s
fedora upon the birth of the first
male child.
At any rate, employes of the
store brought out the proud papa’s
best head cover upon learning of
the stork's arrival, sprinkled it with
a bit of kerosene and touched a
match to it. Needless to say, Davis
has lost most of his enthusiasm
for traditions.
* * * *
IJ AD you thought musicians wrote
A the popular songs you sing?
Well, not always . . .
“I'm in the Mood for Love” was
written by a French teacher and a
■ Red Sails In the Sunset,” by a
“You are My Lucky Star,” by a
“The Rose in Her Hair” (the words,
at least) by a bartender:
“Love and a Dime" and “East of
the Sun," by a college student:
“Star Spangled Banner” (well—the
lyrics, anyhow) by a lawyer—just for
* * * *
QNE fond mother was glad only a
prospective daughter-in-law heard
her discussing a rising young male
atar of the movies.
roinung out certain facial char
acteristics and expressions which she
disliked extremely, the mother was
expressing astonishment at some of
the critics who were predicting a
bright future for the comparatively
new actor. She Just couldn’t see him
at all and was beginning to convince
the expected addition to her family
of the same demerits.
Just at that point an acquaintance
came upon the pair.
“Oh, Mrs. D.,” she exclaimed, “I've
Just seen- (the actor Just de
nounced by the mother) and I think
he looks so much like your son!”
Note—The prospective daughter-in
law still hangs ’round.
* * + *
£)ANIEL DAHLE, research chemist
in the Department of Agriculture,
likes three-cornered telephone con
versations with one corner in Sweden.
Recently he got the telephone com
pany to connect him with his brother
Harold, a chemist in Springfield. Mass.,
and both phones were also connected
with Oothcnburg, Sweden.
It had been previously arranged that
the three-point circuit should be con
nected up at 5 o’clock in the after
noon and about 11 at night in Sweden
The two sons then heard the voices
of their parents for the first time in
five years, a third brother in Sweden
also listening in.
To make the conversation more
thrilling, the wives of the three sons
also donned headsets, heard all the
conversations ana Joined in the gen
eral jubilee.
* * * *
The Mardi Gras spirit was
abroad in other places than New
Orleans yesterday.
In the apartmenl of Miss Ruth
Daniel, out on Biltmore street, for
It greeted one there in the form
of brilliant Mardi Gras invitations
running all the way back to the
year ISSl and continuing almost I
without a break to the present day.
They have been mounted on a
screen in artistic and decorative
Mrs. Lilie Todd Daniel, mother
of Miss Ruth Daniel, began the
collection when she was one of the
belles of New Orleans. When she
came to Washington, some 25 years
ago, she brought it with her as a
reminder of the gay days of debu
tantehood. It has grown since then,
one of those odd collections that
manages to tell even the compara
ttvt stranger a bright and happy
* * * *
^ MAN who ride* horse* quite a
Mt line* up against those who
Bnd the stark honesty of children
He dropped out of the saddle the
ather day and stepped over to a buffet
supper, hardly the meal for a man
straight from the bridle path. As he
expected, man, the social beast, and
man the sporting animal clashed with
in him. The latter won and the guest
decided to eat his way back to nor
malcy. buffet supper or no. He thought
he was putting it over quite well until
the hostess' 9-year-old daughter in
formed him otherwise.
"Don’t tell my mother,” she said,
"for I would be punished, but I never
saw any one eat so much in ail my
British Purging Stage Jokes.
Britih Equity, the actors’ labor
union of Britain, has started a clean
up of stage jokes.
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