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[ Four Ships Wrecked Near Bahamas bu Gate
West Indian Wind Storm Whirls
Around State, Heads for
Pensacola Region
Only Five Parsons Lost Livas in
Tropical Twister, Final
Chack Shows
Miami, Fla., Sept. 3S.—
Twenty • eight of the 35 officers
and crew of the Danish steamer
Scaniia, broken In three pieces
when she want afroand on Placid
Reef, soath ef Miami, late Sat
urday. were landed here at 1
o'clock today by the coast fuard
patrol boat Forward. Captain
Mtehaeken, master of the Scan
dla, and six members efflier crew,
remained aboard the wreck and
will be taken off by a wrecking
tap expected to reach the reef
Nassau. Bahamas. Sept SIHPI
—<By Radio)—A final check up
of storm casualties on New Prori
dence* Island this morning re
vealed fire persons lost their lives
In the tropical hurricane. Proper
ty damage to the tourist hotels
was not great.
Nassau. Bahamia. Sept. 3R—<**)
—(By Radio)—Broken in two by
the hurricane, the British tanker
Potomac, with a full fuel cargo,
foundered off northeast Andros
Island Thursday but her crew was
saved. The mate of the Potomac
arrived here by boot this morning.
The crew la safely ashore at
Andros, he said.
(By The Associated Prom)
The West Indian hurricane, with
estimates of Its intensity lowered by
revised reports of damage to the
Bahamas whirled northwestward
across the Oulf of Mexico today and
caused moderate gale winds to be felt
as far inland as Tallahassee. Florida’s
capital city.
The Washington weather bureau
placed the storm at 8 a. m. about 75
miles southeast of Pensacola and
warned that Indications were the
disturbance would cross the coast line
near that city this afternoon attend
ed by winds of hurricane force. Storm
warnings were changed to hurricane
warnings along the Alabama and Mis
sissippi coasts.
A wind which attained a maximum
velocity of 53 miles an hour was re
ported at Pensacola at 8 a. m. to
day. but the absence of telephone cr
telegraph communications prevented
the transmission of news regarding
* conditions at Apalachicola, fixed as
the eastern terminus of the hurricane.
Only 8 Known Deaths
The Miami Dally News announced
the receipt of a wireless dispatch
from Nassau, capital of the Bahamas,
saying that property damage wrought
by the high winds of last week which
were experienced over a 48-hour pe
riod. was not as severe, as was first
thought and that there were only six
known deaths',in Nassau instead of 30
as previous messages had said. Nas
sau utilities again were functioning
News of the safe arrival in Nassau
af the motor vessel Isle of June, which
had been unreported since leaving
Miami Sftweek ago, reduced the num
ber of stops believed to be in distress
to the Italian steamer Salina,
aground off Mknsanilio reef, the
n»ni«h steamer smimw» -fgfft-fd &
total wrack of the Bahamas. At
least one tug wasgoti* to the aid of
the three members of the crew of 80
yet aboard the Domira, British
freighter, which foundered in Up
fusing winds and faiHi* barome
ter* wars noted along the shore Mae
from Ipalartilsela to rsnsatinla and
the Apalaohtoala area. OffErt esti
mates said a 40-mile wind was Mow
ing with ooßssional rain squalls.
wlrstsss messages related the res
cue M 88 man from the steamship
Wlsoeaslß bridge near Cheat Abac*
and said that five men had been tak
en from the gcandia before rough wa
ter eampsllsd g halt until daylight.
Other maasaam **** ♦»—» »>* stmmor
Bahamian, feet behoved lost la the
storm, was safe ig fomum end that
extricated by the Stofrom sbS
near Own Bey.
Minor damage was inflicted to the
lower west ooost as the gals from the
storm center at asa swept a gradually
diminishing blow from cagaTSß*
north. Citrus fruits in tho motion
Mow Punta Oorda suffered asm*
Key West Isolated
Key West remained isolated firapt
for boats, both the overseas railway
ef the Florida cast coast and ths over
seas stats highway being out.
A wrecking crew reported there was
one death from the storm at Mars
. then* hut reports that a woman and
her two ri||Mi vn gyqyngg could
not bo verified because of look of
communication and tcimimortgtiou*
Debris Uttered many ef tbehsys that
HT* w* «t % «xf». mnm
warn motto wuu mu* Mtoto •
■4 ■ *
- Av.i. • ...... iA '.An.
Jail Imposter
Charged now with poeing as a “third
assistant solicitor general of the Uni
ted Btates,’’ George Oabor, above, who
months ago posed as "Baron O. P. E.
Von Krupp” and claims to have duped
Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone and
others while so doing, is in jail at
Los Angeles. Gabor, royally enter
tained by his Los Angeles dupes, takes
delight in telling of his deceptions.
Chicago Robber Shot Dead by
Shot Fired Through Aper
ture After Holdup
Chicago, Sept. 30. (AP) A
peephole in a wall—a hole just large
enough for a revolver barrel■(' ended
a bandit's career in McVicker’s
theatre last night; ended it while
a packed house thrilled at make
believe on a silver screen.
The thief was striding toward the
outer door of tho manager's office,
on the memanine floor. $4,500 of
the theatre’s money in his pocket,
when flame streaked from the hole
in the wall and two bullets entered
his head.
After the assistant manager,
Bernard Cobb, and two other theatre
employes had been locked in an ad
joining office the robber moved to
ward the exit.
Cobb snatched a pistol from a
desk, poked the weapon through the
peephole and pulled the trigger.
Two other theatres, the Harvard
and the Grove, both south side neigh
borhood houses, were held up earlier
last night, the thief getting 8260
Early today the Music Box theatre
on the north aide was robbed of sl,-
000 by two men, the manager being
kidnapped and compelled to open the
safe and surrender its contents.
Cristobal, Canal Zone, Sept. 30.
(AP)—Two thousand persona stood
in a driving rain at Franco field
yesterday afternoon to witness com-
Eletion of Colonel Charles A. Lind
rrgh's flight from Barranquiila,
Colombia. The flight covered about
400 miles.
The aviator, who was accompanied
by his bride, the former Anne Mor
row, and Mrs. J. Trippe, wife of the
president of the Pan-American Air
ways, Inc., skirted the northern
South American const, land
ing perfectly and taxied quickly to
a hangar. He had good weather
from Barranquiila until near the
Canal Zone.
5400 Public Health
Guardians Open Meet
Minneapolis. Sept. 30-<*>-Ftiy.
ridem.jwwom and health workers of
tnm ■* S3e of'ttmuS
tod States and for the oath
St Health imnrtatlmi A ntoetra
tlonmf MM le-natteipatod.
Bft pm eant tore recovered. The
figure* are from tamranoe etawlea
451 Persons Arretted in Wholesale
Raids oaUquor.lSet.Ga»baf Dens
Chicago. Ssnfc SO.—<**)—Wholesale
week-end 4 - rslo agelnst' Uquer. vlse,
end' getobMng : plasm m ofedssgo
rsinmst tilt totwtord by
an ae Tut a fronUar town”
' totoMtoi tlhto lofauf ■ agaetMtom Wa toatoia a|
torng? states At
aatf order eampalga.
Anmomvlnaafolw ■ aSB
mw pvnoM ifif ir*
totted to tot raids, 347 to Chicago
and aMr* than Stots Oahunst OHy
Chicago Jeweler Refuses to Pay
Reward, Claiming SBOO
in Gems Misting
Detective Who Inepoctod Trunk
After It* Recovery Agreed
Nothing Wat Loet
(Tribune Special Service)
Hettinger. N. D.. Sept. 30.—Sheriff
W. C. Hitsemann of Adams county is
peeved but not more so than three
farm youths who found a trunk al
leged to contain $15,000 worth of jew
elry and watches and who hoped for
a reward they will not receive.
It was something of a mystery when
the trunk disappeared from a motor
truck while E. G. McDonald, sales
man for A. G. Bekkes. Chicago jew
eler. was en route with It from Ree
der to Hettinger.
A private detective sent from Chi
cago failed to find any trace of the
trunk. .
Finally Oarmen Mattson, Archie
Gilbertson and Melvin Score, three
farm youths, reported that they had
found the trunk and had hid it in a
strawstack. They opened the trunk
In an effort to acertain the owner,
they said, but failed in that. Seeing
that it contained jewelry they decid
ed to hide it and wait for someone to
offer a reward.
The private detective came back
from Chicago and tho trunk was
opened in his presence. Sheriff Hitze
mann said. It was agreed that noth
ing had been touched and the trunk
was shipped back to Chicago.
Now Hitsemann is angry. The
Bekken company has informed him
that articles valued at 8800 were miss
ing from the trunk, their Inference
being that the three young men took
the articles. The Chicago firm la not
going to pay the boys a reward be
cause of the alleged shortage.
“Did you ever hear of such a cheap
trick in all your lifer* asked Hitze
matm. "They are just trying to get
out of paying a reward.”
"Prosecute those boys on the ground
that they took anything from the
trunk? I should say not. They are
good clean boys and never took a
thing from It. That outfit is Just
side-stepping payment of a reward,
that's all.”
Coming of More Earthquake*
and Volcanic Eruption la
Forecast Soon
Hilo, Hawaii, Sept. 30.—(J*)—Having
experienced more then 300 earth
quakes in a week, the populace of the
western part of the Island of Hawaii
today awaited with some apprehen
sion, the coming of more temblors
and the eruption of its volcanoes as
predieted by Dr. Thomas A. Jaggar,
A series of quakes ending at 8
o’clock yesterday morning was fol
lowed by Dr. Jaggar’s latest predic
tion. The volcanologist assorted west
ern Hawaii probably would be visited
by shocks more severe than those at
the last week but that they doubtless
would come at longer intervale than
thorn already felt. Twenty-five shocks
were frit in the series ending this
Hilo got Its greatest shaking Satur
day when streets were ripped open,
buildings moved on their foundations
and walls cracked.
f Premature Birth *|
i Disappoints Japan
♦ 1 ♦
Tokyo, Sept. 38.—(F)—Sharp dual
Masts on factory sirens throughout
Japan today tokr the island empire
its queen was for the third tune a
mother, but that its hopes for a male
heir to the throne had been disap
The successful ec
iinuucu ■rami r&juicing dug nra
dimppototomnt was manifest every
where that the,child bom 10 days
before It was expeeted-was a daugh
ter and not a sen. There were re
ligious ssnrtem at tone palace
The Emmrsm Nsgeho earns through
the ordeal well. Hie daughter, who
will be named October «, weighed 7%
The prineem Is the
RMtogjlto io cams to the im
perial bouetooid.
Fat Boehe, Swanson's star invmtl
gatqr* M~ several squads of special
poke* to the Calumet raids after
charges had been made the
was a "wide open" town.
A crowd of approximately 1400 per
sons gathered and followed Boehe
and his raiders from place to place,
soiMtaMNs thsmtog ant sometimes
f Caught Bouquet j
Erma Funk of Bristol, Mass., caught
Florence Trumbull's bouquet when :
the latter married John Coolldge.
Miss Funk is engaged to marry Wll- <
11am P. Moore of Bristol. i
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. Army and Goodyear Craft Light
a Few Milo* Apart in
Ohio After Flights
St. Louis, Sept. 30.—(J*)—With one 1
foreign balloon unreported two of the
f United States entries on the 18th an
nual Gordon Bennett International ;
balloon classic were virtually tied for
honors today with a difference of only <
: a few miles in their flights from Bt. i
; Louis. The two pilots are Captain
William E. Kepner of the U. S. army, ,
and Ward T. Van Orman, piloting the
i Goodyear No. 8.
v Both Landed In Ohio \
Captain Ernest De Muyter, pilot of
the Belgica, was the only balloonist <
1 unreported today. Lieut George 1
1 Schenstrom landed his bag safely near
Bedford, Indiana,
■ yesterday. The (
Belgica was re
ported to have bit
a tree near Paoli,
Indiana, yester
day and it was
necessary to ,
throw out a radio .
set and some bal
last to rise again.
Official me as
urements will de- :
cide whether Van
Orman or Kepner
covered the greatest distance from St.
Louis as calculations made by The
Associated Press showed Van Orman 1
approximately 347 miles from the take
off mid Kepner between 338 and 343
miles. Lack of knowledge as to actual (
landing spot caused the variance. <
Kepner told of battling storms dur- 1
ing his nearly 24 hours in the air i
while Van Orman said they encoun
tered no difficulties and- shortage of *
ballast forced* ______ (
him down.
Kepner’s story •-
of the elements
told of drifting
to Chicago with <
good weather
only to get caught . qKSpNf ,
in a severe light
ning storm and j
then into an
other. Both Kep- rcSfßjjnfec
ner. who won last |
year's race after |
official computa
tlon gave him a
mile greater distance over Dr. Kaulen,
and his aide were suffering from ,
exposure and the incessant timing of
their small wicker basket.
Pleaded Guilty to Having Liquor j
in Pool Hell Where Shoot-
Ing Occurred j
Devils Lake. N. D., Sept. *o.—un-
Mrs. Leslie Trotter, who pleaded
guilty to * charge of keeping Uqaor
for sole at a Doyon pool hall, was
sentenced to six months in the «**qi**y
Jail and fined 1235 and costs by Judee
C. W. Butte in district court here Sat
urday. Three months of the sentence •
wee suspended Airing good behavior. ,
It was during a raid on the Trotter
Ftim that Sheriff s. P, Boutlar shot
kidney when the lattor, ae- ,
eording to the sheriff, interfered with
.» Hanson rtoevitoflpSwiifr. i
IiIM lUm
days followlnfthsshoottnf.
LtoMi Trotter, the wanna 1 * um
bead, Is in the bounty jail awatttag
trial on e liquor charge.
Drank Jailed in Fargo
la Found Dead in Cell
ftm H. D., mL It—Anti
od Sifurrtay for druukennen and die.
orderly oonduct. Charles C. Wright.
11. was found toad in a cell in the
tOen eouaty jaireerly Sunday, .ward
dwelled raluthnt in Hiram
Shipbuilders’ Lobbyist Denies
Attempt to Wreck 1927
Geneva Naval Meet
4 Can Tall Mora in 30 Minutea
Than the Committee Can
Learn in 30 Days'
Washington. Sept. 30—(4*)—William
B. Shearer, the $25,000 observer for
American shipbuilders at the 1927
Geneva naval limitations conference,
testified today before a senate com
mittee that no member of the Amer
ican delegation had wished to see
the parley end in failure and that
he did not claim he had broken up
the gathering.
"Do you know of any one of our
representatives who worked against
arriving at any agreement?” asked
Chairman Shortrldge.
"Only one.” Shearer answered. “He
introduced the political clause which
was for another naval building holi
day." He did not give this person's
For Parity With British
Shearer said he himself was for
the American program for parity
with the British navy; that If he had
not been, he would have been with
tho British, who wanted 750,000 tons
of cruisers.
Agreeing with Senator Shortridi:
that he used his brains and ability
to get out the facts. Shearer said he
also used one other thing.
"That was the naval intelligence
data giving the proposed plan of
Groat Britain and Japan; what they
would attempt to do at the conference
and did do.” Shearer said.
Then it isn’t a fact that you
sought to break up the conference.”
pursued Shortrldge.
"That is ridiculous to anyone who
road Ambassador’s Gibson’s speech.”
the witness replied.
Denies 'Break' Claim
"You didn’t claim you broke up the
“Qute certain?”
"You didn’t write that?”
"No, I amid the conference broke up
but you won't find ‘l* In front cr
Before Bhearer was called Rear Ad
miral Joseph M. Reeves, one of the
American naval experts at the con
ference, denied the testimony of Drew
Pearson, a newspaper correspondent
in Geneva at the time of the gather
ing, that he had expressed the hope
the Geneva conference would fall.
Has TUt With Shortrldge
The announcement that he could
tell the committee more “In 30 min
utes than you can learn in 30 days”
was made by Shearer almost as soon
as he had taken the witness chair.
Shearer Immediately engaged in a
verbal tilt with Chairman Shortrldge I
over the procedure to be followed. |
The witness asked consent to tell
his own story in his own way at once
but Bhortrldge said the committee
would not divert from its regular
“This is my party.” Bhearer thun
"This la no one’s party,” Shortrldge
“I can tell you more in 30 minutea
than you can learn In 30 days,”
Shearer shot back. “Only one man
knowr this whole story.”
MacDonald Exercises
Ota Voyage to America
Steamship Berengaria, Sept. 30.
(AP) —Prime Minister Ramsey Mac-
Donald, en route to the United
States for his naval disarmament
discussion with President Hoover, is
beinc favored with excellent weath
er on his “peace” voyage to America.
The prime minister has been tak
ing advantage of the clear condi
tions, arising early and taking a pro
longed deck constitutional before
having breakfast in his suite.
Superior, Wis„ Sept. 30.—(AP)—
A death mystery confronted Superi
or police today, as they exerted
every effort to determine whether
lira. Theresa Yano, 88, was killed,
had committed suicide, or had died
from exposure.
Her body was found today In the
brush a half mile from the St Jet
ajjjb wrphanage in the outlying see-
Mrs. Yano, who disappeared from
her horn* Saturday, was the wife
of Anthony Yano, a jeweler.
Northampton, Maas., Sept. 80.—(F)
-Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Ooolidge have
entered an airplane for the first time.
The plana sat an toe ground all the
tone the Ooolidge* sat In the plane.
The former awldini did not choose
to fly hlmarif or to have Mrs. Cool-
Mia do so. Tho father of his saw
dufthter In-law it a flying savnNr.
America Should Continue the
Cruiser-Building Program,
Commander Declares
'Possibility of War Hat Not Yet
Been Banished From the
World,' Saya Woman
Louisville, Ky.. Sept. 30.—(/P)—Until
an agreement for real naval parity
is reached, America’s cruiser building
program should be continued, said
Paul V. McNutt, national commander
of the American Legion, in his an
nual report made public at the op
ening session of the organization's
national convention here today.
Asserting the Legion stands for
movements to make permanent peace
more certain. Commander McNutt
added that until such methods are
found and accepted by all nations
“this nation must provide a complete
defense in any contingency.”
“Under present conditions,” he con
tinued. “the policy of parity with oth
er powers is essential to complete de
fense. Such parity must be real par
ity rather than apparent parity. If
It is possible to achieve such parity by
agreement rather than by competitive
armament, the policy of the American
Legion Is to support such a move. Un
til such an agreement is reached the
cruiser building program should be
Mast Be Nonpartisan
The American Legion, the com
mander said in another part of his
report, must confine Itself to those
matters which affect veterans of the
World war and their dependents and
to “broad nonpartisan questions of
national policy.” He said the Legion
had been asked to further many
causes which, although worthy, did
not concern the veterans as such, di
No one is a more sincere believer in
peace than the man who has known,
personally, the horrors of war, de
clared General Peyton C. March,
former chief of staff of the army, in
an address prepared for delivery at
the opening session. “We all rejoice
in the signing of the Kellogg treaties
renouncing war as an instrument of
national policy, but it would be fool
ish to Imagine that wars were abol
ished by those treaties.
The address said “we need, and al
ways will need, an army and a navy
of a suitable strength for national de
Women Not Blind
Another speaker on today's program
was Mrs. Boyce Flcklen, Jr., national
president of the American Legion
auxiliary. Her prepared address said
“we have seen our men march away
to the most terrible war in history and
we have a clearer understanding of
what war means than any other group
of women in America. We will not
let our love of peace blind us to the
fact that the possibility of war has
not yet been banished from the
Rear Admiral Hugh Rodman, a na
tive Kentuckian, also brought to the
convention a plea for parity in naval
strength. His tenet, he said, was
“faith, hope and parity” and the
greatest of these is parity.
“The United States needs at all
times,” his address said, “an adequate
navy during peace and in time of
war, equal in strength In every other
particular, and on a parity with that
of any other nation on earth.
The admiral said that one might as
well expect a lame mule to win the
Kentucky derby as a country with a
second best navy to win a war.
#- ■' ♦
| Balky Mule Causes j
i Holocaust in Turkey j
Constantinople, Sept. 30.—(AP) —
Djelalie, in the province of Silivri,
a small Black sea town, depended
upon a mule to carry water for its
fire department.
Today, in a period of urgency, the
mule balked and so delayed combat
ing a small blase it developed Into
a conflagration and destroyed 62
houses, 30 granaries, and many cat
Hope Crash Victim to
Sue Chicago Motorist
Valley City, N. D.. Sept. 30.—(F) —
Automobiles driven by C. t Shlppy,
Hope, and H. Koessler. Chicago,
crashed a mile west of here Saturday
night, resulting in slight injuries to
throe passengers. Shippy plana to
start wilt for damages Koess
‘Sweet Adeline’ Yodeler Throttled by
Policeman, Readies for Hip, Is Slut
Chicago, Sept. 80.—<F)—In Chicago
it has sometimes been known aa sui
cide to reach for the hip pocket, even
for a handkerchief. Paul Haller, 88,
with a bullet in his leg, was thinking
about It todag.
Heller was singing “Sweet Adeline”
out Clark street aways last night and
tottoMnen Albert Rlekert had no ear
for the tune. He taM Heller to move
t Woman Presides ]
Over House i
There's no news in the headline
above, because a lot of women do
that. But this time it was the House
of Representatives, and Congress
woman Edith Nourse Rogers of Mas
sachusetts. pictured here, was the
first woman in history to preside over
an entire session of the chamber.
Bhe was Speaker pro tern for four
Vice President'* Sister Will B*
in Capital for MacDonald
Washington, Sept.
President Cnrtis has waived the
rights at precedence for his abler
and official hostess, Mrs. Drily
Cartte Gann at the state dinner
to he held at the white hense in
honor ef Prime Minister Ramsay
Secretary Stimson in announc
ing thb today said Lady Isabella
Howard, the wife of the British
ambassador, will be the ranking
British lady at the dinner. Stim
son said he amamed the arrange
ment. which he described as net
permanent, would place Mia.
Gann in ihe next position to Lady
Washington, Sept. 30.—(AP) —
Social Washington was surprised
and its interest aroused to a high
pitch, upon learning today that Mrs.
Kdward Everett Gann, sister and of
ficial hostess of V&e President Cur
tis, will be in Washington instead of
Topeka, Kansas, during most of the
visit here of Prime Minister Mac-
Interest in Mrs. Gann's rank as a
guest at official dinners had been on
the wane, in view of expectations
that she would remain in Topeka
and that Mrs. Alice Longworth, wife
of the speaker of the house, whose
rank in relation to that of the vice
president’s sister, frequently enters
discussion of the subject, also would
be out of the city.
Mrs. Longworth has disclosed no
intention of coming here during the
prime minister’s visit. Mrs. Gann,
however, is expected back in her
brother’s household Saturday, one
day after Mr. MacDonald's arrival.
That means she will be seated at
the white house dinner in honor of
the distinguished visitor. Naturally,
nothing has been said about the
place she will be assigned.
Two of the three other principal
social functions arranged for the
prime minister’s entertainment
which involve the question of prece
dence will both be "stag” affairs.
One will be the luncheon at the
British embassy Saturday, at which
Mr. Curtis will be the ranking guest.
The other "stag” affair will be Sec
retary Stimson's dinner to the prime
minister October 9.
The dinner to be given by the
British ambassador to Mr. Mac-
Donald Oct. 8 will not be a "stag*’
affair, but the question of Mrs.
Gann's rank does not enter into the
setting arrangements. In accordance
with the long established custom
for such functions, no guest out
ranking the secretary of state will
be invited, so ho and Mrs. Stimson
will be accorded unquestioned prece
Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi and
South Carolina an toe only states not
having w rkmsn’s compensation legis
lation at the present time.
Heller's hind went to his hip
pocket. Ths officer had an Mae that
this was no idle gesture. Ho knew
whet some times is kept in Hp
portwts—gone He decided to fire
mat. and hs did. With a bull* to htt
leg, toftg droppad. and when ht‘
fell tho bottle of liquer in Mi hip
pocket was smashed.
“Such gratitude” ha taM, eadly. "t
i waa fnly patsp, to ottg ypi stojpif
Nearly All Civil Authorities Sus
pended by Proclamation
of Governor
Evidence Found Implicating City;
and County Officora in
Crima Conspiracy
Borger. Texas. Sept. 30.—(JV-Brl*.
General Jacob Wolters, who headed a
train load of state troops which ar
rived from Fort Worth, officially
declared Borger under martial law at
9 a. m. today.
One minute after General Wolters
alighted from the troop train, he read
the proclamation of Governor Moody
which stated that, martial law had
been declared for Borger at 8:80 p.
m. Sept. 28. He carried two proclama
tions from the state executive.
Governor Moody ordered all offi
cers suspended except the mayor, the
city attorney, the city commissioners
and the justice of the peece and
pointed out the lawlessness that has
existed In Borger.
Eighty-four soldiers of the Texas
national guard were on the train, 14
of whom were officers.
Mayer Free en Bend
Its mayor free under bond on a
criminal charge and the entire coun
ty moving under the shadow of mili
tary rule, this tense oil town prepared
to accustom Itself to a radically new
order of things.
The governor had announced pre
viously he would not release the proc
lamation suspending civic rule until
troops were in possession of the town.
Arrival of the troops almost was
overshadowed by interest in tho
scheduled preliminary hearing of
Mayor Glenn A. Pace on a charge,
filed yesterday by Texas rangers, that
he "caused” a state witness in one of
Borger's two-score unsolved murder
cases of the last years to leave town.
Find Criminal Conspiracy
The mayor's arrest was the first re
suit of investigations by represents
tlves of the governor, sent here to
hunt the assassin of District Attorney
John A. Holmes, that they had evi
dence implicating city and county of
ficers in a criminal coAspiracy.
During the three years of the town s
existence, martial law has been
threatened several times. Its murders
and other explosions of crime also
nave caused periodic raids by Texas
rangers But the slaying of Holmes,
who fell at the garage door of his
home on September 13. was the first
spectacular outbreak in months and
the state had begun to believe the'
situation was well in htnd.
Paris, Swept. 30.—(*»)—Anxiety was
felt in some quarters today for Dieu
donne Coste. French aviation ace, and
his mechanic, Jacques Bellonte, who
were missing more than three days
after leaving Le Bourget in an at
tempt to reach Vladivostok, Siberia.
The two aviators took off from La
Bourget in their plane, the Question
Mark, soon after dawn Friday, and
were last reported from Cologne, Ger
many. where a French plane accom
panying . them turned back to Farts,
They were then heading for Siberia.
They hoped to reach Irkutsk about
5.000 miles from Paris, before alight
ing, refueling there and continuing to
Vladivostok. Succeeding in this they
would have bettered by several
hundred miles the distance record
held by the Italian aviators, Rri Preto
and Ferarin, who covered 4,858 o»lw
in a flight from Rome to Brasil last
Man Who Measured
Speed of Light Near
Death of Pneumonia
Chicago, Sept. 30.—(AP)—Prof.
A. A. Michelson, of tho University
of Chicago, genius of science, Nobel
prize winner and the man who meas
ured the speed of light, lay today
near death. 1
His physicians held only slight
hope for the man whose 77 years
made the dangers of pneumonia the
more pronounced. A minor opera
tion was performed three weeks ago.
and Prof. Michelson-was believed re
covering, until pneumonia developed.
Mott. H. D.. Sept- 88.—K. A Nap
rash suffered a badly smashed hafil
end a youth riding with him tort
four teeth la aa automobile aeridml
one mile north of Ropma.
Neprash drove hla machine into to«
rear of one whieh halted mirtaalr en
the highway without warning.
front machine was to*9j
New York. Sept IT fin H—l
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women from Industry, in the IM
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