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NEW YORK. Dec. 10.—Rudolph
Vulentiuo, one of Hie greatset motion
picture actors while he lived, lias
aspirations to tread the boards of the
legitimate stage now that he is dead,
Winifred Hudnut, liis second wife,
asserted here.
Miss Hudnut. known on the stage
ns Natacha Uambova, arrived on the i
Homeric with George !!. Wehner, j
who’ said he was a medium associa- I
ted with the American Society for]
Psychical Research.
The gist of the screen star's reve
lations concerning his activities
since his death last August, as con
fided to Miss Uambova, through the
piediumship of Wehner at her cha
teau near Paris, follows:
Valentino is a citizen of the astral
He hopes to become a legitimate
actor there.
He Iras met Enrico Caruso and has
heard the late tenor sing.
He lias visited theatres (on the
worldly plane) where his pictures
were being shown, and has been
pleased at the "flattery” he sensed
in Hie minds of the audience.
Everything in the theatre, how- 1
ever, now appears to be strange to j
him, us he “can see through all!
Carry Out Terms of Will
He wishes his will, which left |
nothing to Miss Uambova, to lie car-:
ried out as executed, and believes j
this will be done. „
He made no mention in his •'com
munications" of Pola Negri, screen j
actress, who announced at his death
bed that they tiad been engaged to
be married. Miss Uambova-explained
this silence apparently to her own
satisfaction by saying that Valentino
only "spoke to her of significant
things and subjects that mean some
When MisH Uambova hud finished
telling news reporters of what she j
hod learned "directly” concerning her '
former husband's astral activities, |
Wehner assumed the burden of con-!
Seances Conducted
Wclmcr said that Valentino and
Miss Uambova at one time conducted ]
many seances, but that the actor had ]
given up the habit when lie received '
(lie sacrament of the Catholic church,!
which forbids such practices.
Later, he said, he received u "spir
itual message" from Valentino call ,
iug for Miss Uambova. He said she
replied by cable and received a re
ply by radio. All this, of course,
prior to Hie actor’s death.
When Valentino's body was lying
in Ktate in the funeral church here,
besieged by thousands of admirers,
Wehner said he received a “common-j
ieation” from the screen star deplor-1
iug the fact that lie had “recognized |
and spoken" to many of those who]
filed past his bier' but that they had
not known that he was "addressing”
Yes, Miss Uambova asserted, she
plans to publish a book concerning
her communications with her former
Doubts Spirit Talks
NEW YORK, Dec. 1(1. — Mrs. Bea
trice Houdini. widow of the magician
Harry Houdini. scouts the claims of
Natacha Rainbova. former wife of
Hie late Rudolp Valentino, that she
lias been iu communication in the
other world.
“There is no doubt that Miss Ram
bova believes the messages to be
from Valentino.” said Mrs. Houdini.
"I have also received messages
Hears Rudy )
Nalacha Rambova, second
wife of Rudolph Valentino,
arrived in America from
Europe with the news that
she has been in spirit com
tmn.icalion with her former
husband. Me is happy, acts,
and still loves her, she re
ported he informed her. ~'"M
through mediums supposedly from
Houdini. hut those messages were
an insult to my intelligence.
"Would a man with the hrlllunt
mind Houdini possessed send such
tin insane message as, '1 atn very
happy here,' etc, and talk about
wills," Mrs. Houdini said. “No,
lloudini's message will !><• worth
while, and until some medium who
claims he or site is favored by Our
Almighty Father to communicate
with our beloved dead speaks those
sacred words of our compact, I will
be skeptical and promptly consign
till other messages to the waste
Only Real Love
"Miss Kambova also claims that
only real love counts over there.
What was our love, our holy love;
thirty-two years of love and devo
tion? Surely. If love counts I should
be blessed with the gift of speaking
to my dead.
"I have in my possession a price
less heritage—from my dead—let
ters; letters that he wrote, fifteen,
one facli year, not to be opened until
his letters- letters that breathed love
and devotion. They were read i>y
me after we had laid him beside his
beloved parents, and each priceless
gem read:
“ ‘Sweetheart mine, when you read
this 1 will be at rest, at rest beside
my sainted parents. Do not grieve,
dear heart, I have just gone ahead,
and will be waiting for you—yours in
life, death and ever after.'
“Each letter contained the key
words of our compact. Now. me
diums. come forth! Only real love |
counts. Get through to my Hou
dini, for our love was real."
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10—The Cam
paign Funds Committee has agreed
to reopen the primary investigation
in Pennsylvania, Illinois. Oregon and
Install “Water Taxis”
For Dutch Canal Use
AMSTERDAM, Dec. 10.—“Water
taxis” are to be installed here for
service in the canals which wind
about the city. The taxis will ac
commodate to to four persons and
are really small motorboats with
cabins, the taximeter being attached
to the shaft of the propeller.
The taxis were decided upon to
meet the increased growth of Am
sterdam on both sides of the river
lj. as well as the other waterways
of the city and nearby districts.
Debate Over
Recall of
Gov. Hartley
SEATTLE, Dec. 10.—O. F. Card
ner. lumberman of Leavenworth,
and Mark M. Moulton, attorney of
Kennewick, both State Legislators,
debated the recall of Gov. R. H.
Hartley before the Women’s City
Gardner said: “Your Instltutlo.is
are not going to be burned down
or closed, neither are there any In
dications the State is to go to rack
and ruin If the Governor is allowed
to serve out his term to which you
elected him.”.
Moulton declared that th> acts
of Gov. Hartley were those of a
man who places himself above the
Legislature, boasts he is the pin
nacle nay—the apex of the State
WORCESTER, Mass., Dec. 10.—
A West Point cadet who broke his
neck trying to meet the Academy's
standards for erect posture, Is said
to be recuperating at his home here.
Dominion Commission Insists
on All Questions Be
ing Answered.'
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VANCOUVER. B. C. Dec. 10.—
Chairman Brown of the Dominio
Commission, announced that wit
nesses will he required to answer all
questions although the testimony
might incriminate them in the Ameri
ca# courts.
Henry F. Reifcl. head of a number
of liquor organizations and indicted
in the United States, was on the
stand late yesterday, lie requested
Ills testimony be held secret. Chair
man Brown said: "The proceedings
pending in this country, lo he hot
tied up, become subservient to Hit1
luws of another country, and ques
tions must be answered."
Liquor Routes
The Great Northern Railway has
been identified in the Dominion
Commission testimony as means by
which liquor reaches the United
States from Canada.
Herbert S. Oldham, Manager of
the Vancouver Transfer Company,
told of delivering liquor to Red
Caps of the Great Northern station
for customers going to the United
States, of giving it directly to pas
sengers, or unloading it in the rail
road yards to be loaded on freight
cars, partly filled with lumber and
John Carswell, truck driver, tes
tified that he took a load of liquor
to the border on Wednesday night
and it was loaded onto a vessel
for Washington. He said the aver
age truck-load is 56 eases.
Father of Arrested Man in
McPherson Case Talks
After 6 Months.
Orniistoi), falher of Kenneth <!. Or
miston, arrested in the east in con
nection with the Mrs. Aimce Me-'
Pherson case, last night, declared: ”1
have stayed out of this case for six
months. Now I am going to put up
a battle. I do not want them plant-j
ing evidence on Kenneth. Yesterday,
when they opened a rear compart
ment of Kenneth's car, I watched
them. Afterwards, when I was not
looking, they said they found a hair
pin and pendant from a necklace.
He ought to fight extradition. He
cannot come back ami turn slates
evidence. That would be the part of
a cad and 1 do not think Kenneth
is a cad. In all messages I have
received from my son, he character
ized all the stuff about Mrs. Mc
Pherson as bunk.”
Ormiston said he believed his
son. “I do not believe he lias lied,
yet if he has, he lied like a gen
tleman,” said his father.
HARRISBURG, Penn., Dec. 10.—
After leaving yesterday in an auto
mobile, a train was boarded later at
Johnstown by Ormiston and the
itwo detectives and they continued
by railroad for Chicago.
HARRISBURG, Dec. 10.—An ex
amination of Ormiston's trunk dis
closed that be had a wife In Brazil.
Twenty-One Miners
Killed in Explosion
PRINCETON, Ind., Dec. 10.—Res
cuers, disregarding fire hazards, con
tinued today in an effort to rescue
five miners who remain entombed
after the explosion of yesterday
morning. It Is estimated that 21 men
are dead. An explosion this fore
noon injured nobody.
NEW YORK, Dec. 10.—A Federal
Grand Jury here resolved 19 to 4
that the Volstead Act is a breeder
of “ruthless and dangerous crim
inals” and should be repealed. The
jury considered liquor cases and de
clared that 95 per cent of the cases
handled In November were prohibi
tion cases.
W ish for Kms
Is Granted;
W ife Dies
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SEATTLE, Dec. 10. With j
her last wish, a kiss from her |
convict husband fnllilled, Mrs. j
| Eva Graham, aged ’JU, smiled j
: contentedly late yesterday aft- | :
j ernon, lapsed into unconscious- | |
ness and theo died.
ller husband is today back |
in Monroe Reformatory after a I
Iwo-hour visit. He was brought | 1
; to his wife yesterday under |
guard, by order of Gov. Hart- | i
I ley. I
Secretary’s Annual Report
Feature of Meeting—
Activities Varied.
A brief summary of the activities
of the Chamber of Commerce (luring
the past year, presented by Secretary
Frank A. Boyle, featured today's
meeting of that body. It showed an
unusually largo 1 (t of undertakings
fostered by the ("hambcr.
Mr. Boyle also presented a finan
cial report, shoving the collections
of the Chamber and its disburse
ments, with a cash balance on band
of $1113.59, and equipment and sup
plies valued at $1575.
Change Name of Fund
The Chamber's annual drive for
funds, held in the past in the month
of December, will open on January
10, it was decided today when the
Chamber approved a recommendation
of the Board of Directors to lhat ef
fect. The fund derived from this
drive lias heretofore been known as
Ihe Community Chest Fund. The I
Hoard recommended and the Chain- i
tier unanimously voted lo change
this to Ihe Chamber of Commerce
Fund. II was announced, however,
that there would he no change In the
objects for which the fund is raised
and no curtailment of the Chamber’s
President II. I. Lucas, presiding to
day. announced Hint the Board would
consider the personnel of the sev
eral committees (luring the next few
days and make committee appoint
ments at its regular meeting next
Boosts Alaska Industries
One of the most important under
takings of the Chamber Iasi year.
Mr. Boyle reported, was its effort
to promote a more general use of
Alaska timber and wood products
by the larger industrial units in Ihe
Territory. In this connection letters
were written early last year to all
Hie canneries, large mines and rail
way companies The Juneau Lumber
Mills particularly, and oilier similar
establishments in this section of the
country, bad reaped material benefits
from these letters, lie pointed out.
A follow up letter along the same
general lines was recently sent lo 29
canneries and already 20 of them had
replied favorably.
During tlie year the Chamber sup
ported the work of the Forest Serv
ice in its attempt to interest pulp
and paper manufacturers of the coun
try in Alaskan resources; it was
active in securing extensions of road
and trail development in this vicin
ity and during tlie year a trail was
constructed from Glacier Highway
in Eagle River valley to Windfall
Lake, and another from the northern
end of the highway to the beach at
Eagle river; it was successful in hav
ing the face of Mendenhall Glacier
rnurked lo the successive stages of
ice recession; its legislative Commit
tee submitted data and recommenda
tions to Congress on a number of
matters of legislation, including tb.i
White Literacy Bill, the Public Build
ings Bill, construction of Coast Guard
vessels; it rendered the request of
the Petersburg Chamber of Com
merce for a repeal of taxes on fur
farming; it recommended and se
cured the elimination of the Taku
River valley game sanctuary; It en
tertained a number of prominent vis
itors and delegations, including the
Ketchikan Elks’ delegation, the Navy
Alaska Air Mapping squadron, the
Unalga and Explorer personnel; it
Installed a telephone at the lower
Oitiy float; secured water at the City
Dock at all times for small boats;
initiated a survey of the harbor front
near the rock dump for the purpose
of determining the practicability of
(Continued on Pago Two.)
More Than Four-Fifths of
Interior Money Goes
for Pensions.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. — The
Interior Department appropriations
liill was reported today. More than
four-fifths of the $259,367,000 is
for Civil and Spanish War pen
The Alaska appropriations are us
Mount McKinley National Park,
Education, $ 169,400.
Medical Itelief, $150,000.
Reindeer Fund, $ 17,520.
Cure of Insane, $161,000.
Suppression of Liquor Traffic.
Alaska Railroad, $1,400,000.
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Believes in Law Enforcement
and that Laws Can
Be Enforced.
SEATTLE. Dec. Id. Clnv. Walter
M. Pierce, of Oregon, declared him
sfdf strongly in favor of Prohibition
before the Men's Council of the Port,
hind area of the Methodist Episcopal
"Without law enforcement, there
will be no America. Somebody said
1 hud lost my faith in our ability to
enforce Prohibition." snfd Oovcrtiof
Pierce. “Do you think 1 am going
to desert now? No, I believe in the
Eighteenth Amendment. t believe
In law enforcement. It must be en
forced and it can tic enforced."
Winton Alexander, of Tennessee,
Executive Secretary of the Inter
Race Commission, stated that the
“white people will never aolve the
race problem. It will be solved how
ever by sensible men of nil racial
groups working together. Much of
our attitude toward the negro is a
hold-over from the slave days.”
Flood Control Bill
Going Before House
WASHINGTON. D. C., Dec. 10.
The Flood Control Committee has de
cided to bring the Omnlbua Flood
Prevention measure before the House
despite the advice of Secretary of
War Davis that it Is contrary to the
President's financial program.
The bill would appropriate $100,500
for a preliminary examination of 22
rivers in IS states.
New Proposal for
Farm Relief;
To Sell Booze
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—Repre
sentative Hlack, Democrat of New
York, has introduced a bill to
create a Federal Alcoholic Hoard
in the Department of Agriculture,
to license farm organizations to
sell beer and wine und the revenue
derived to be used for farm relief
More Shopping Days
Before Christinas
Dorothy Mackaill, film ac
tress, fell in love with, and
agreed to marry l.othar
Mendcs, German director,,'
within two months after she,
4luternational Ne««re«l|
Testifies Fishermen Said
Knew Watchman Shouldn’t
Sell Fish from Traps.
The Government cloned its ciibp In
chief yesterday afternoon against
Capt. Olaf Olsen, Andrew Hulhorsen.
John Jorgensen and Haakon Thinop
Hon with testimony designed to show
that euc li of these men, charged with
fish trap robbery, had voluntarily
admitted buying fisli from the trap
watchman and acknowledged they
knew at Hie time the watchman had
no right to sell the fish. The latter
acknowledgment was testified to by
Asst. U. S. Attorney H. 1). Slatbler,
who said lie hud questioned each of
Hie defendants separately shortly
after they were brought here lust
July. ‘
Haakon Thompson, first witness
called by the defense, admitted be
ing questioned by Mr. Stabler hut
denied lie had told the Assislant It.
K. Attorney ho knew tile watchman
was not permitted to sell fish, lie
also contradicted Mr. Stahler’s tetl
mony in other respects.
Give Similar Accounts
The Government closed up its case
rapidly yesterday afternoon. Gus
Westerlund and Percy Redmond J
members of the crew of the Win 1 - i
fred II, A. N. Minard. superintend-!
out of Hie Kuke cannery, Ueputy U. I
S. Marslial Phil Herrlmun and Mr. I
Stabler were all oil the stand.
Mr. Westerlund told of Ills discov
ery of (lie Mildred, ('apt. Olsen's
boat, lying at Ihe fisli trap and his
notification to Mr. Skinner. He con
firmed in virtually every respect the
testimony given by Mr. Skiner early
yesterday. His account covered the
convoying of the Mildred to Kuke.
Mr. Hedniond. engineer on the
yacht, testified along the saino lines.
He was in the eiigliieroom most of
the time the yacht was at Hie trap
and when it reached the Mildred and
did not hear of Mr. Skinner’s con
versation with either the watchman
or Capt. Olsen.
Mr. Minard testified that Capt
Olsen admitted taking about l.liUO
fish from the Sunny Point trap, but
did not recall whether he had said
anything about Hie watchman having
a right to sell fisli. Capt. Olsen,
however, did say it was the first I
lime he had ever done anything of
that nature, Mr. Minard said. Aft ir
all Ihe fish were unloaded at Kake,
lie said, including about 300 fish
! claimed by Cupt. Olsen, he brought
the Mildred and Its crow here ami
turned them over to Federal authori
Herriman on Stand
Ueputy Herriman was next called
He testified he bail been present
when Mr. Stabler questioned John
Jorgensen and that the latter admit
ted paying Ihe watchman $20 for
about 1,500 fish. He could not re
member any statement made by Jor
gensen about the watchman's right
to sell the fish.
When Mr. Stabler was called to
the stand, Henry Roden, of the de
fense counsel, objected to him giv
(Coatlnuen on Page Right.)
Testimony in Oil Case Re
veals Assistance Was
Given to Mexico.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—Under
cross-examination today, E. L. Do
lieny testified that lie lent Albert
H. Fall $5,000 Just before he came
to Washington for trial. He said
he had spent a restless night with
his arm, due to infection. Ills arm
was in a sling.
It was disclosed in the cross
examination that Doheny lent the
Obregon Government’$ 10,000,000 in
the form of advance taxes on Pan
American properties. Fall, as Mexi
can agent fo rthe Pan-American
Interests, arranged the loan after
he left the Cabinet. The money
was used to rehabilitate the Army.
With a whimsical smile, Doheny
conceded he had not told “every
thing I knew" to the Senate Oil
Com tnlttee.
Secretary of Navy Wilbur Is
promised as a witness before the
session ends this afternoon.
Attorney Huberts said Fall's prop
erty in New Mexico was capiatlized
at $10,000, valued at $100 a share
and asked Doheny: “Then your 33
shares, given as security for the
$100,000 loan, Is valued ut $3,300?’’
Doheny assented.
Secretary of the Navy Wilbur on
Hit; witness stand late this afternoon
refused to give information asked,
lie declared the request was impio
per and injurious to the public in
terest and was excused after a few
minutes. He was asked vainly about
the Pacific war scare which preceded
the. decision to construct oil storage
at Pearl Harbor In 1921.
Eleven Million Dollars Ap
propriation Is Retained
—Vote 140 to 12.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.—While
tlie House wets mustered only 12
votes on the attack on the Pro
hibition appropriation, they elim
inated action permitting the spend
ing of $900,000 next year for under
cover agents without a detailed
Representative Florello H. I.a
Guardia, Socialist wet of New York,
contended the section was contrary
to tlie existing law. Representative
B. H Snell. Republican dry of New
York, presiding, ruled the section
Tlie House rejected the move to
eliminate the $11,900,000 appro
priation carried In the Treasury
and Post Office hill for Prohibition
by a vote of 140 to 12.
Representative Galllvan. Democrat
of Massachusetts, introduced a pro
posal to eliminate the Prohibition
Appropriation and Chairman Madden,
of tlie Appropriations Committee
termed the proposal “unworthy of
the gentleman from Massachusetts.
I voted against Prohibition but we
have the law. 1 consider It would
he a violation of my oath of office
to fail to provide funds to enforce
Gaines Appeal Be Heard
High Court Next Year
SEATTLE, Dec. 10.—The defense
attorneys predicted today that the
appeal in the cuse of Hob Gaines will
he heard by the Supreme Court lu
May or June of next year.
i Cigarette Smoking
I Nurses, Ford's
! Hospital, Let Out
| DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 10— |
| Tlie discharge of two senior j
| nurses in the Henry Eord hos- j
| pital for cigaret smoking in the j
{ Nurse's Home has been followed j
by the ousting of the 8uperin- j
! tendent of the Hospita land 8u-..j

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