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COURT TO SETTLE MRS. HENDERSON’S FEUD WITH LITHUANIA TANGLE TOLD IBY LEGATION ’ SECREW Woman’s Change of Mind on Sale of House Blamed For “Complicated” Case Weird handling of the affairs Os the immense Henderson es tate by the eccentric Mrs. John B. Henderson, which resulted in housing the Lithuanian Legation virtually free of cost for about five years, has just been revealed. Some hope of settling the tan gled matter, which involves the home of the legation at 2622 Six teenth St. N. W., is held out now that the estate is about to be administered by the courts. The story as it comes to light goes back to 1926. and as Dr. Mikas Bagdonas. secretary of the legation remarked today: “Every day it becomes more complicated.’’ Tried to Sell It Back in 1926 Mrs. Henderson was doing everything possible to build up "Embassy Row” cn up per Sixteenth Street. The old lady entered into ne gotiations with the then min ister from Lithuania with a view to selling him a house which she had built as a legation. The place struck the fancy of the diplomat and he agreed to take it up with his government. Accordingly, in order to give him a basis for negotiation, he and Mrs. Henderson signed a conditional bill of sale. It is understood that Mrs. Henderson agreed to sell the house to Lithu ania if and when the Lithuanian government agreed to buy it. The minister paid down a small sum, either $5,000 or SIO,OOO. Then the diplomat moved the Diplomat Moved In legation into the building and took up with his government the matter of an appropriation to complete the deal he was mak ing with Mrs. Henderson. The Lithuanian government thought the price was all right and agreed to buy. The minister then went to Mrs. Henderson, offered her the bal ance of the purchase price, and asked for the deeds. But by that time Mrs. Hender son had changed her mind. She refused to execute the deed and told the minister she would like to have her house. BOTH ADAMANT The diplomat was dumfound ed. He thought the deal was only a formality and that then he would have title to his fine legation. Mrs. Henderson was adamant. She demanded her house. The minister demanded the deed. Nothing doing. It was an Imrasse that all the diplomacy in the world couldn’t break. The minister kept the house. Every now and then he would send emissaries to Mrs. Hender son trying to complete the pur chase. She wouldn’t change her mind. Other ministers succeeded the then minister. As often as the ministers would approach her, Mrs. Henderson would demand the house. And so it went on through the years. Damaged by Fire Some time about 1928 he rear of the house caught fire. Mrs. Henderson still had the deeds and the insurance pol icies on the house. The insur ance adjusters paid her for the damage caused by the flames. The minister suggested that she repair the building. Not a chance. So the charred remains were left on the rear of the legation. And thus things continue up to the present day. Mrs. Henderson couldn’t force the legation to move because tinder diplomatic laws she could not obtain legal process on the minister. The diplomats wouldn’t move because they liked the house. That is one way to obtain rent free for a long time. Edison Denies Health Is Hindering Work WEST ORANGE. N. J.. July 25 (U.S.).—The health of Thomas A. Edison, it was learned today, Is no worse since his return from Florida. Reports that his condition pre vented his visits to his commer cial laboratory here were stated to be without basis. It is true, however, that Mr. Edison has suf fered. as always, from the recent hot weather. Owing to a mild stomach dis order Mr. Edison’s diet at pres ent is almost confined to milk. record“arrests ERIE, Pa., July 25 (1.N.5.). Invert 62. which is the age of Floyd Welsh, and you have 26. which is the number of times he hM been arrasted by Erie police within the last six months. He served 75 days in jail. When Germany’s Banks Reopened Their Doors HhloCl . l a |nß| • ' • ■ • ' ■■■- ,■ J . ' . ’ ' ' '■ ' ■ /'// kW ; ■ HERE’S JUST a sample of how German depositors gathered at their banks to collect their savings after the hanks had been closed for several days. Millions in BODY OF SLAIN CO-ED FOUND’ (Continued From Page 1) ceremony in connection with a thesis she was preparing, in order to secure and advance degree at Columbia. No Fear Felt No fears were felt for her safety until Tuesday, however, as she had previously remained away from her cabin for one or two days at a time. Officials of the Indian agency then joined the search and made an organized effort to find the girl. Her body was found by a party, led by Deputy Sheriff George Woolford, after an allday hunt in a hard rain, which had washed away all traces of footprints or other clues which might aid in finding the murderer. Has Killer Spotted Woolford declared that he “had a pretty good idea sf who killed Miss Schmerler,” but refused to explain any further. He added: “The girl had put up a bat tle for her life. We believe that she was intercepted on the brink of the gulch and beaten to death with a club. She fought back and her cloth ing was nearly torn off. “When she finally sank to the ground under the batter ing, her slayer pushed her body over the edge into the gulch, a dozen feet below.” Apache Is Held Meanwhile, at the Indian agency, authorities were holding Claude Gilbert. 25-year-old Apache, who had been working as inter preter for Miss Schmerler. Although William Donner, su perintendent of the Indian school, said that Gilbert was not aware of the girl’s disappearance and that he was being held on a charge of selling beer, friends who reported her disappearance told Sheriff Dan Divelbess that the girl had said Gilbert was to accompany her to the Indian dance. Squaws Disliked Her The Indians are angered over Gilbert's detention and have sul lenly refused to aid agency of ficials investigating the girl’s death. It is recalled at the agencies that Miss Schmerler excited Indian antipathy shortly after her arrival here. The squaws re sented her companionship with the Indian boys. The women could not under stand why the girl wanted to see and learn details of secret tribal ceremonies. The office of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in the Interior Department has telegraphed Wil liam C. Donner, superintendent of the White River . Indian Agency, asking full details of the killing of Miss Henrietta Schmerler. With Commissioner Charles H. Rhoads and Assistant Commis sioner J. Henry Scattergood both out of town today, -it was expected that nothing could be done at this end before Monday. 169 TOWNS GeFfUNDS HARTFORD, Conn., July 25 (I.N.S.).—Connecticut's legislature appropriated $3,000,000 to be used to harden rural roads this sum mer, after listening for weeks to the slogan "Get the farmer out of the mud.” The money is now available to the State’s 619 towns. THE WASHINGTON TIMES —Photo oy International THRONGS GATHER TO COLLECT SAVINGS LIMIT ON SPEED UNDER FIRE Average highway speeds are ap proximately the same in all States whether they have speed limits or not, according to findings in a survey by the Albert Russel Erskine Bureau for Street Traffic Research. Citing these findings. Miller Mc- Clintock, director of the bureau, insists that definite speed limits have been proved obsolete. Mr. McClintock reminds that driving conditions are so varied it is impossible to set fixed rates of speed which can be equitably and safely applied. He says that, for the more favorable condi tions. they are. of necessity, too low, and for the less favorable conditions they are invariably too high. The definite speed-limit idea has been modified in some sec tions, but even the “reasonable and safe” speed factor, instead of a definite figure, is not com pletely satisfactory, he says. Some States have abolished speed limits altogether, like Connecticut, Michi gan, Indiana. Kansas, and Tennes see. and these have had no ob vious increase in accidents. Crippled In Ocean Race ■ ' ‘ )■ - - i * '■ ■ 1 I £ vBL Iw \ I j. . << -i?' - E iW- ig I .JE «.11 —Photo by International MRS. ROOS AT HELM HER YACHT, Lismore, crippled by a gale, Mrs. Wil liam Roos refused to withdraw from the transatlantic yacht race 2,000 miles out from Newport, R. I. A liner came alongside her yacht, with its topmast carried away, but the plucky woman would not leave her craft. Two sailors, however, went aboard the steamship because food was low. Three years ago Mrs. Roos’ schooner, Rosa, suffered the same mishap in mid-ocean. ’ marks were returned to depositors who then rushed to shops to spend money before the value of the mark dropped. Shopkeepers did a -thriving business. Mix-up at Post Costs Arlington Track Sum of SIO,OOO ARLINGTON PARK. 111., July 25.—Arlington Park track was out about SIO,OOO today, that sum having been refunded those who bought mutuel tickets yes terday on Ironsides, which was left at the post when Jockey George Depeso refused "to ride. The jockey lost his temper when an assistant starter used a twitch on the horse as he acted badly at the barrier. FINGERPRINTS TRAP SLAYER J DAYTON, Ohio. July 25 (1.N.5.). Through fingerprints, Elmer Beas ley, 28, held here for a week by police on burglary charges, today was Identified as a convict who escaped more than three years ago from prison at Canon City, Colo. He escaped shortly before he was to have been hanged for the murder of a man during an SBOO holdup at Pueblo, according to authorities. The National Daily MA FLINGS KISS AT BIGAMIST LOS ANGELES, July 25 (U.S.). Chastened by the cruel buffeting fate has given him since his ro mantic midnight marriage a mere three weeks ago to Mrs. Minnie “Ma” Kennedy, the Rev. G. Ed ward “What-a-Man” Hudson sur rendered yesterday on a bigamy charge and languished in durance vile while arrangements were made for bail. After a conference with his two attorneys, the “ideal lover” accom panied them to the sheriff’s of fice and submitted to arrest -on a warrant from Washington charg ing that he married “Ma” in that State without the formality of divorcing Mrs. L. Margaret New ton Hudson, of Los Angeles. “Ma” Throws Kiss “Ma” Injected a note of cheer into the darkest hour of “What a-Man.”- She threw him a kiss and “What a-Man” tossed one back with a smile to boot. Ma explained: “I just came to see my man. He’s in trouble. The least I can do is to be near his side in this hour.” His erstwhile wife yesterday said that after the wedding was an nuled in Superior Couty they would not remarry. “Dirty Deal.” Says MA Mrs. Kennedy continued: “Isn’t this a dirty deal! Where in all the world is there a judge and jury that would give him a fair trial after all that has hap pened.” The judge set August 7 as the date of “What-a-Man’s” prelimi nary hearing. He Keeps His Secret, Prison Keeps Him NEW YORK. July 25.—“T0 di vulge her whereabouts would mean her life and mine. I’ll stay.” Edward Lawrence Hall. 71. calm, determined, said that last Novem ber when he was told he would have to remain in jail if he did not reveal the address of Eugenie Cedarholm, who, he says, is his wife and the mother of his three children. He said it again today and will stay on in Raymond Street jail. Eight months he has spent In a cell. Army, Navy Caddy Drowns in Potomac The Potomac claimed another victim today when a colored boy, whose name police believe to be Leroy Boynes, was drowned near the south end of Highway Bridge. The boy, a caddy at the Army, Navy Country Club, had gone swimming, presumably by himself. The body was taken to the Morgue. mexicOearFlockout MEXICO CITY, July 25 — One of the most serious Mexican lock outs in recent years threatens in the cotton and woolen mills of the State of Puebla by reason of the inability of the employers to buy raw materials unless they pay in American dollars or in gold. Due to the Mexican cur rency crisis, this is virtually im possible. The textile plants of Puebla employ 20,000 workers. SATURDAY—JULY 25—1931 REICR CABINET EAGER WITH SHAKE-DP Nationalists, Social Democrats May Join in Reorganization; Stimson Arrives in, Berlin BERLIN, July 25 (1.N.5.). Chancellor Heinrich Bruening and Foreign Minister Julius Cur tius returned to Berlin today to “face the music” for having come away from the London seven power conference practically empty-handed. Further drastic financial de crees, possibly involving the na tionalization of some of the largest German private banks, may be expected. A shake-up of the German cabinet is more than a possibility. Chancellor Bruening called on President Paul von Hindenburg almost immediately upon his re turn here, and made a detailed report of the negotiations carried on at London. A meeting of the cabinet was called as soon as the chancellor left the president’s palace. Stimson In Berlin Col. Henry L. Stimson, United States Secretary of State, arrived in Berlin this evening for a visit which he Insists will be devoid of political or financial signifi cance. The entire United States .Em bassy staff, in top hats and cuta ways, turned out to receive him. A small crowd watched the re ception unmoved. It was understood that a strong national “concentration” cabinet was in the making, with the Bruening government secretly ne gotiating with Nationalist and So cial-Democratic leaders. Workers More Uneasy Various branches of the govern ment administrative machinery are often involuntarily, and some times wilfully, sabotaging each other’s measures to cope with the scarcity of money. Uneasiness is growing among the working masses and the un employed. Much of this is due to the fact that only 50 per cent of the unemployment dole has been paid this week. Radical spell binders of the Right and Left parties find willing ears for their tirades against the government: ATCAMP First Lieut. James Albert Hickey, Ordnance Corps Reserves, living at No. 1 Maple Ave., Hyatts ville. reported today at Aberdeen proving grounds, Aberden, Md., for two weeks’ training. t Resignation Demanded bF W I ' r in O' —Hbo ,z > by International PRESIDENT CARLOS IBANEZ A GENERAL STRIKE was imminent among trade union organizations in Chile today unless President Carlos Ibanez resigned. Revolutionary activities have spread over the entire country and further disorders resulted in seven more deaths, bringing the total to 21. Victim of Madman w **■ . J I 'I 1 //, any ? :>. ■ FLORA BONANNI THIS 15-YEAR-OLD girl was one of the eight persons as saulted by Marko Demonfonti, when he went on a rampage in a little mining village near Mercer, Pa., before being shot and captured Demonfonti had slain five persons and injured three. BERLIN BANKER HANGS SELF BERLIN, July 25 (I.N.S.).—The second suicide within 48 hours directly resulting from the eco nomic crisis in Germany occurred today when Wilhelm Tang, wealthy head of the German- South American Bank, hanged himself in the park of his villa in the fashionable suburb of Grunewald. Tang left a note declaring that “Many will follow me to the grave.” Less than 48 hours ago Jacob Wheeler, president of a 136-year old private bank, committed sui cide by drinking poison in his office. Tokyo Hop Deferred, Engine New Reason SEATTLE, July 25 (1.N.5.).— Plans of Reginald L. Robbins and H. S. Jones, Texas fliers, for a nonstop refueling flight from here to Tokyo, went awry again today when they found that oil consumption in their new motor was too heavy. They are con vinced the Fort Worth would need mother engine. CM AS SPECIE GETS ROUND APPROVAL Rep. Howard Suggests Ford Follow Harvester Lead to Depress Surplus Wheat Big business was called on to day to help the wheat farmers by accepting grain in payment for farm machinery. Pointing to the example of the International Harvester Com pany. announced by its board chairman, Alexander Legge, of accepting December wheat at 75 cents a bushel in payment for machinery. Representative Howard (D.) of Nebraska called on others to "go and do likewise.” Move Is Approved The action of the harvester company won approval in nearly every quarter. At the Agriculture Department. Assistant Secretary R. W. Dunlap went so far as to say that if others followed the lead of the Chicago concern the farmers would be helped, but would not suggest such action publicly. Representative Howard warned that care should be exercised that speculators should not buy wheat at the prevailing low prices and try to buy industrial commodi ties with it. He suggested speci fically that Henry Ford would do well to know' the trail blazed by the Harvester Company, while depicting the Farm Board as an organization that has only done harm. Howard added: "Henry Ford once had a high position in the esteem of his countrymen. He could regain that place if he would make an announcement like that of Mr. Legge. Slams Farm Board "Mr. Legge’s offer convinces me that he is a noble, sincere man, and earnest in his desire to help the farmer. I always believed in him, though I have never considered the Farm Board of any help to the farmers. i “The Farm Board’s work has done more to depress the price of farm products than anything else.” HE SHOPS EARLY AND LOSES CAR One resident of the District who obeyed the admonition to apply early for automobile titles today has neither car nor title. The machine was confiscated by the automobile squad, members of which said it was stolen tn Baltimore. The engine number supplied in the application for title was checked against the list of 50, 000 stolen cars at the traffic bureau, and it was found that the car was stolen several months ago. The man who applied for title had purchased the machine from a well-known dealer here, who had bought it from a BakLnot* man. The dealer, it was said, probably would be forced to re fund payment. 2 Serbians to Hang For Mayor’s Murder BELGRADE, July 25.—The ex traordinary court for the protec tion of the state today sentenced Ivan Ljevakovitch, a gendarme, and Ivan Rositch, his comrade, to death by hanging for having mur dered Andreas Beritch, former mayor of Nova Gradiska, and hav ing committed other terroristic acts. Seven other accused received prison sentences of six months to 15 years and three were acquitted. The condemned will also be re quired to pay compensation to the family of the murdered man. Post and Gatty Reach Chicago After Flight CHICAGO, July 25 (1.N.5.).— Wiley Post and Harold Gatty, round-the-world fliers, arrived here in their plane, the Winnie Mae. today after a flight from Cleve land. They received an unofficial welcome by more than 1,000. Hoover and Others Relaxing From Debt Strain For the first time in more than a month. Acting Secretary of State Castle and other offi cials of the State Department engaged in the American effort to rescue Germany, today were able to have a week-end to them selves. The exodus from the Capital began yesterday. The Presi dent went to his Rapidan River camp, castle left last night for Hot Springs, Va., to be gone until Monday, and lesser offi cials .departed for their favor ite week-end haunts.