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VOLUME LXX., XO. 3 0 WHEELING, W. VAS ATURD A V, OCTOBER 8, 10 2 1 ffSBfitSSB THREE CENTS JIB BANDITS IN DARING MAIL ROBBERY! I BLOCKED DETROIT STREET WITH TWO AUTOMO- j BILES AND PLUNDERED POSTAL TRUCK CARRY-1 ING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS RECEIPTS FROM | RACE TRACK-MAKE GOOD THEIR ESCAPE. Detroit, Mich., Oct. 7.?Twenty-six mail pouches, three of which contained registered mail, were taken from a mail wagon late today hv four men, who held up the driver, William R. McCauley, near the postoffice. The mail was being brought here from Windsor, Ontario. The registered pouches contained packages of currency and the day's receipts at the Kenilworth's race track at Windsor. Postoffice officials engaged in checking their records with Cana dian officials said the value of the registered mail probably would amount to more than $100,000. McCauley, a Canadian government messenger, had just driven off the Detroit-Windsor ferry and turned into Jefferson avenue, when an automobile pulled in ahead of him and four men commanded hira to leave his wagon. "One of the bandits took the driver to a nearby alley and guarded him while the mail was being transferred to an automobile. i _____ Toledo, O., Oct. 7.?Fifteen men, under the command of Police i Captain Schroeder. all armed with shotguns and rifles, arc guarding the roads leading into Toledo and Detroit, in hope of capturing the four men who held up a mail truck in Detroit and escaped. America Gratified Action of Britain in Select ing Dominion Represen tatives Meets With Ap proval. 87 DATID X.AW883TC*. ^Copyright by The lutelllgaocer.) C?? Washington, Oct. 7.?The United States government la deeply gratified over the decision of the Great Britain to Include representatives of Canada. h'?w Zealand and Australia In the Brit ish delegation to the armament confer ence next month. Back of this manifestation of pleasure la an Interesting Inside story which Il lustrates. first, how easily misunder standings can arise between nations, and. second, how frankness on the part of our republic officials has checkmated a possible false Impression at the very Start. Some how or another Premier Hughes ef Australia has gotten the Idea that the United States didn't want to see the British dominions represented. He said In his latest speech that America had "slammed the door" against Australian representation. Sitting five thousand miles from Washington and London, it was rot unnatural that the Australian* should have misconstrued what was go ing on. Indeed, many newspapers in I Canada have given an Impression of disappointment that the United States was In some way responsible for block ing Canadian representation. Therswas a feeling that America might well have tsaued a direct Invitation to Canada. New Zealand and Australia because their shores were washed by the Pacific and they are as much Interested In set tling the problems of the Pacific as are the people of the United Statea. But America couldn't Issue such an larltatlon. To do as would be to o/rend the British government at London which ha.<? scrupulously Insisted that the for eign affairs of her dominions be handled through the London government and not direct between Washington and Ottawa or Washington and Melbourne. The United States government didn't feel tt^t tt would even be proper to say any , thing Informally to the British govern ment about the desire of ^jgeflMaBU people to eee the British deftilnlbne rep resented. Tt was considered the heighth of Indiscretion for our government to 1 te'l Grent Britain how ehe should choose her del erst Ion. The status of the do minions were so far as the American government was concerned that of sov ereign states like New York or Ohio, hat In International affairs the central government alone could be dealt with. Axaerloa Ore tilled. Naturally. when the British govern thent of it.* own volition therefore chooses a delegate each from Canada. New Zealand and Australia, the Wash ington srotrnment is plainly pleased and does not hesitate to show it. But such a speech as Premier Hughes haa made In Australia baaed upon hl? belief that the dominions would have bean in vited before except for America's un willingness cannot be offset except by a statement of the facts. News dis patches to Australia are prnbabtjr mea gre. Also, there Is no telling what may have been said In official cablegrams between London and Melbourne. For. indeed, there -was some misconception ?n Britain about the else of the various delegations. Kverybody recognized the value of small delegations?It makes conference work easier and more rapid. But at no time did the United States seek to limit the sise of any delegation. Fmm the first it was made clear that each delegation would vote a# a unli anyway and that It did not make any practical difference w-hether a delega tion had three or six or ten. ?' So the United States is sticking to the original number?four?w hile Great Britain has decided to have elx. Of the six. three will be representatives of the dominions. Amsrlca is happy over it and our gov --ernment knows that, eventually when the true story Is tnld in Australia there will be an abandonment forthwith of any notion that the United States "?lammed the door." In fact, more than one circumstance points to the fact that the United Statee has hoped from the start that the British dominions would be represented at the forthcoming con ference. PIMM CONFESSION OF FIE HOLD-UP Philadelphia. Pa.. Oct. T.?Andrew B. Petwller. an assistant disbursing officer for the United Stares* Shipping Board, who had claimed he was ?!d up and robbed of Jie.oeo by bandl last Tues day. confessed tonight that he and his assistant had stolen the money them selves, and hatched up the robbery of story to eovsr their deed, according to the police. A. Franklin Hoover, the assistant named by Petwller as hi* aeo?mp!lre. was arrested later, and Is alleged by the police ' have confessed his guilt In the theft. Hoover and Potwiler according to the police story of their confession, took $5,000 from the shipping board's funds and played the races. After losing the entire amount they are alleged to have hit upon the robber story to cover the decrepancy In their accounts Tutsday afternoon Petwller started k for Hog "island shipyard to pay off port I grows on eighty six vessels tied up there J An hour later he notified the police he bad been held up on a lonely road by three bandits and robbed of ths pay t pell money. When taken to the scene of the sup L posed holdup and asked to describe the ^ affair. Petwliler Is said to have told con ^Lfllctlng stories and then broke down and Hittnfessed. Bridgeport Officer and Italian Wounded in Duel Attempt to Arrest Man Suspected of Being One of Trio in Holdup at Morristown, Meets With Resistance Officer Shot in Foot and Dominique Canjique Re ceives Two Bullets?Two Arrested, While Third Sus pect Escapes?Car Has Wheeling License. Police Patrolman Albert Reed, of the Bridgeport (Ohio) police, force, was wounded in the foot, and an Italian, giving the name of, Dominique Canjique, of Center Wheeling, was aliot twice by the! wounded office* in a gun battle on Lincoln avenue, Bridgeport, at midnight. a man who gives the name of Paul Boweo> of Stop Ohh^arO held in the Bridgeport jail, and a search is on for a flford irtan, who made his escape while Canjique and Officer Reed were engaged in their duel. Canjique, Bowen and the escaped man, according to a telephone (message from Sheriff Dick Lynch, at St. Clairsville. are suspected of 'having staged a holdup last night at Morristown, Ohio. About It o'clock list night. Bridge port police received a call from Sheriff Lynch, notifying them that a hold-up had been staged at Morristown, and asking them to pick up three men who were headed toward Bridgeport and Wheeling In a Stutz automobile. Hur | rylng to Lincoln avenue, where the car | would have to pass .Patrolman Reed (an<t Charles Keys spotted a Stutz ma j chine standing on Lincoln avenue In I front of a restaurant. t Three strange men were seated In the restaurant eat ing & lunch. The officers placed the trio under arrest. Just outside the restaurant door, one of the men broke away and ran toward Main etreet. with Officer Keys In pur suit. firing three shots into the air. The fugitive turned Into Main street and headed for the creek. Keys fired one shot point blank at the fleeing man, but apparently missed his aim. The man. pursued by the officer ran between the old livery stable on Main street and the C. & P. railroad tracks toward the creek;. He Is believed to have waded (Costtaaed on Page eighteen.) THREE MEET DEATH IN CROSSING ACCIDENT; Columbus, O.. Oct. 7.?Three men wer? tnatantly killed at noon today when a i | southbound Hocking Valley peaeetlfcer | I train, enroute from Toledo to Columbus, ! j struck an automobile on the outskirts ' of the city. The deed: John W. Als-' , pack. a salesman; George Harper and | j Jerry Ward, teamster, all of Columbus. 1 XAXED BT SBMOOBATS Cumberland. Md.f Oct. 7.?AVilllam r. I Walsh of Cumberland, appointed assort | ate Judge of the fourth Judicial circuit I by Governor Ritchie to succeed Judge ' Robert R. Henderson, resigned, until the [November election, today received the, j Democratic nomination at a convention j here. 50 PER CENT SURTAX ON $200,000 INCOMES;! 54 A GALLON ON WITHDRAWALS OF LIQUOR;! REPEAL TRANSPORTATION AND NUISANCE TAXES' "Washington. Oct. 7.?Am?nJm?nts to the pending tax revision bill, agreed to by Republican leaders in the senate, were made public to-day. formally, in I advance of their consideration to-mor row by majority members of the Jlnance committee. They would provide for: A maximum surtax rste of 50 percent orf that part of Incomes in excess of IJO0.00O. In lieu of the committee plan for a 32 percent maximum on the excess j over fM.000. Repeal of the express. freight, pas- . scnger and Pullman transportation tax es. effective at the passage of tho bills, j An increase from $2.20 to $4 a gallon | In the tax on distilled spirits produced ? | Imported or withdrawn from bond for ; use for Industrial or other purposes. | Restoration of the capital stock tax | of $1. on each 11.00" of Invested capital, j Repeal of the excises on sport goods. ; chewing gum, pe,rfumcs, essences, tooth I and mouth washes and pastes, dentl- j frices. toilet powders and eoap and soap ' powders and other miscellaneous taxes , sufficient to make up a cut of $27,000.-i 00" annually. Elimination of the proposed tax oa ' hotel accommodations. Reduction in th* tax on candy to three ' percent with the elimination of the com mittee proposal for a ten percent tax on candy sriimg at wholesale more than j 4" cents a pound j While repeal of the $2,000 exemption 1 [ allowed corporations Is not Include.! In . j the program as announced, leaders were j endeavoring to-night to work out a plan ' I which would protect small corporations j | and at the same time remove the exemp- j j tlon from large corporations. The sug i gestlon meeting with the most favor. I was to a!l.<w the exempt!* n in the easel of the corporations having net Incomes of less than $20.""" or $23,000. Opposition to th? proposed lncrssse In I the surtax rates developed to-day among [ a group of ssnstoTs from eastern states, i and they were understood to be prepar- j Ing to wage an active tight against al flfty percent maximum. There also waa I soma ^position among these senators to 1 Increased estate tax rates. House leaders also declared sralnst | Increasing the surtax rate beyond the 1 32 percent maximum fixed In the bill es I It passed the bouse, Representative ' Mondell of Wyoming, the Republican J leader, and Chairman Fordney. of the , ways and means committee, expressed themselves very frankly on this subject before going Into a conference with Chairman Fenrose, of the senate flnanc* committee, to discuss the changes as i agreed to bv the senate leaders. No Postal Rats Increase. Tt was said there would bo no In- J crease on first-class postage rates, dls-j cussed yesterday as a poslbility, and, leaders have not In mind Imposing any new tHxes, believing thHt the In creases In the surtax rates, estste; taxes and excises on distilled spirits! will make tip for the loss of revenue accruing from repeals of the transpor-j tation taxes, the nnisanre taxes and retention of the $2.00 exemption to corporations The program as drawn by leaders, which Includes repeal of the excess profits tax next January 1. and reten-j tion of the capital stock tax. is to he| laid before majority members of the senate finance committee late today. The Beault of the Chang**. The changes, calculated officially for fhe (Inane# committee would result as follows: T.osses: Repeal of tax on transporta tion by passenger, freight and express, effective Jan nary 1. 1322 f 13? fl?ll.001 Repeal of excise taxes 37.00b.0(10 ] Total 1175.000.0001 Gains: Restoration capital stock tax 175.000.000 Amended Income ear-tax schedule 50.000.00 Tax on distilled spirits, at |4 per proof gallon 61.000,000 Total -...IIIMOO.OOO / 1 Decrease In Illiteracy Is Shown In West Virginia V Washington, Or*. 7.?Aocordlng to the 1920 census, 69,413 persons of West Virginia's population, or 6.4 per cent of all persons In the state above the age of 10 years, were illiterate, meaning, unable to write In any language. The percentage, however, was a decrease from 1910, when it was 8.3 Of the total num her classed as illiterates, 43,673 were native whites of native parent age; 751 of foreign or mixed parent age and 14,648 of foreign birth. The number of Illiterate negroes was 10,513, among wnom the percentage declined from 20.3 in 1910 to 15.3 in 1920. In commenting on the figures, the census bureau said that while the percentage of illiteracy for native born whites 21 years of age and over was 6.1, it was only 2.7 for per sona front 16 to 20. and 1.9 for chil dren 10 to 15, a fact indicative of the extension of elementary educa tion throughout the state. GIRL FRIENDS 1 DEFEHIN Appear in the Kaber Murder Trial as Witnesses in Be half of Miss McArdlc. Cleveland, Oct. 7.?The defense in the rat decree murder trial of Marian Me Ardle, 20, charged with the murder of Daniel Kaber. her stepfather, began Us fight late today In her behalf. The state completed Its case with the testimony of Miss Anna Baehr, school chum of Mies McArdle, who, at the re- j quest of Marian, spent the night of the i tragedy with her In the Kaber home. | Mtsa Baehr's 'testimony related to the i actions of Miss McArdle when they ?were Informed that Kabef had been i stabbed to death. Shortly after testifying for the state. 1 Miss Baehr was called to the witness | stand to testify sb a character witness ! for Miss McArdle. The court room was crowded this af-! rernoon with school girl friends of Miss McArdle. who has been asked to appenr j to give moral support to the defendant.' Ten of them testified as character wit nect^n^w^&^^htoS?^death, wss^f^ principal witness st.'ffas morning ses sion. She was under cross examination by counsel for the defense for nearly two hours, but stuck to bor testimony of yesterday. Court adjourned until Monday when the defense expects to close the case. | V | SIMON 5. BAKER ' PRES. OF I. & J., [ 1 Associate Superintendent of J Pittsburgh Schools Tem- ! porary Head of College. ?, Washington. Oct. T.?Simon Stroussj Baker, associate superintendent of the | ' Pittsburgh schools, to-day was appoint-1J ed as acting president of Washington ;, and Jefferson college by the board of! i trustees. He will fill temporarily the ' vacancy caused by the death of Dr. Sam- i uel Charles Black, whose death occurred at Denver last July. Mr. Baker will assume his duties ' ( October 17. having been granted a leave , of abaenca from ths Pittsburgh schools, j < the board announced. j j Mr. Faker Is a graduate of Washing-1 ( ? nd Jefferson, having received a degree ! of Bachelor of Science In 1897 and later,., the degree of Master of Science. He i has been engaged in educational work , sines his graduation. IfcV 1 TXS W1ATXXB f I Wast T lrglaia?CI oudy and colde* Saturday, rata la a* trams east portloas; i Suaday fair. Western Pennsylvania aad Ohio ? Cloudy aad colder Saturday, probably | rala Saturday night; Suaday, slowly I' rising temperature. Readjustment ot U. S. Wages and Prices Downward Necessary For Employment Lower Freight Rates Also De clared to Be Needed to Bring About Business Nor malcy. Washington, Oct. 7.?Practical com pletion of a majority report on perma icnt measures for the betterment of business throughout the country was effected today by the manufacturers' romrnlttee of the national conference on jnemploymer . Whether a minority re port will be submitted to the full con ference when it reassembles Tuesday was not disclosed. <">n the question of business readjust ment the majority of the committee was understood to hold the view that readjustment of wages and prices down ward was a necessary precedent to a commercial readjustment from which a revival of the nation's Industry could sr-rlng. In connection with the readjust ment process the report was understood lo favor lower freight rates to permit of a greater flow of commerce. Would Amand Adauason Law Passage of tha railway funding bill for the financial relief of the carriers, now pending in congress, was under stood to be regarded by the report as *n important step In economic better ment. while the discontinuance of func tions of the railroad labor board, which tome in conflict with the activities of the interstate commerce commission, was regarded favorably. Legislation, changing the A dam son eight-hour taw, was understood to be ?vrir--'-'4 My m-Jin nf mors readily Bfcrompllshwl? ln?tffrn*r readjustment. &n the eub&ffc of taxation, the report was understood to favor a program lightening unft?<?*sary burdens while at the same flme^providlng ample revenues for the federal government. Lack of unanimity upon various fea tures of the report was indicated by committee members who. however, de clined to discuss the report until It was made public at the full conference. StackfcouM Quits The resignation of It". H. Stackhonte, of Springfield. Ohio, as chairman of the committee, which includes Samuel Qom pers and Charles M. Schwab, waa an nounced Mr. Staekhouae said he was compelled to return home- on business. Tames A. Campbell, of Youngstown. was named as his successor. Kmergency measures for the relief of unemployment, adopted by the confer ence. were said to be In operation In all parts of the country. Cooperation of the rsi'roads In making affective th# conference's recommendations was un derstood to have been tendered by a number of railway executives In con ference today with Secretary Hoover. The executives wcr?' understood to have evidenced their wil1lnen?ss to employ as many as possible on maintenance to aid In meeting tbe general situation. Among the executives at the confer ence were Howard Elliott, of tbe North ern Pacific; R. S Lovett. of the Union raciflc; Julius Kruttschmitt. of the Southern Pacific; Alfred H. Smith, of the New Tork Central: Samuel Ren. of the Pennsylvania: C. H. Markham. of the Illinois Central, and T. Pewitf. t'uyler. president of the Association of Railway 17x00)11 ires. BKTP CAJPTAIW BtTSPEBDra New Tork. Oct 7.?Captain A. P. Pan da M. of the steamship Hudson, today, wns suspended from the command of his ship by the United States line on a > harge of "not using good Judgment." v hen be failed Wednesday to stop tbe vessel and aid three men adrtft-off Fire Island His case will he referred to the T'ntted States Steamboat inspectors for final action. M. E. STATE CBNFERENGE LAM ! SEEK EOIHUTT WITH MINISTERS i ????? 11 Charleston, W. Va.. Oct. 7.?Governor' E. F. Morgan, in addressing the West Virginia conference of the Methodist Episcopal church during "laymen's night" said that "church people are more active In law enactment than in > law enforcement." lie added that "1f|| enforcement officials of West Virginia i had the support of r.!l nurnbera of reli gious denomination* (here would he no trouble about enforcement of all the' law* on the statute hooka." Ife discussed the recent armed march of men In the southern counties of the \ state, declared his belief in capital pun-!' Ishmerf and asserted that "the prohibi tion enforcement lass ate achieving the purpose for which they wrre intended" In this state. The special lay-electoral meeting held today passed upon three proposed amend ? ment to the laws of the chureh In this country In accordance with like votes being recorded this year In every con ference affiliated with the general mn ferenee of the Methodist F.plscopal church. The general conference will be governed hv the total vote of ail the lay men In the country, It Is Raid. Laymen Beek Xqnellty | j The first proposed change which pro-1 vldep for "admission of laymen to the, annual .mnferepr^* nn Friday and Pat-, tirday, with authority to vote on every! matter the same as ministers" was ap-' proved, after lengthy discussion, by | vote of 2fi to 15. The ministerial mem-1 hers of the conference defeated this 1 proposal by virtually a unanimous vote Thursday. There was less Interest displayed In the other proposed revisions. In the matter of changing the name of the "quarterly" conference to "local" con ference, the vote of the laymen was 39 to one. against it John Tlaine, of Rain rile, being the only layman to favor It. The third p-opnsed amendment which ' would give the general conference auth ority to decrease the representation in the general conference by providing one delegate for every ninety ministers , instead of one for every forty-five min- , l?ters In each conference as at present. , Thla carried by a unanimous vote of the laymen. i, At a meeting of the conference prop-i er today, Rlshop Francis J. Mct.'nnneil,', of Pittsburgh, who Is presiding, declared thp* "the West Virginia conference made the poorest showing of any of the three conferences In the Pittsburgh area in the raising of funds in connec tion with the Methodist centenary move ment." He read figures which gnve thei Erie conference a per capita subscription of $4.**: Pittsburgh conference. $5.30 and West Virginia conference $S.2l. i In reply to a request for an ei plana-1 tion from the bishop, several ministers. Including the Rev. J. P. Workman, superintendent of the Rurkhannon dls-j' trlct. aseerted that "poesibly the assess ment of West Virginia was too large." I. "I have heard o* caaea where the pae- i tor's salary was only $600 a year and j the centenary quota was $1,135" said! Bar. Workman. Ii ' " J Fine Showing for the Wheeling District of j M. E. Church Is Madei * j Special Itlspatch to The Intelligencer. [ <"hnrleston, XV. Ya . Oct. 7.---Reports | in the Methodist Episcopal church co*>- I fercnce here shoe- that among districts ! which have made great progress during the last Tear Is the Wheeling district, of which Rev. ('. Fred Anderson Is su perintendent. and the future prospects ?re very encouraging In the northern I'anhandlg. In his annual report Rev. Anderson said the Wheeling district has .lust ??loged its' hest vear during the admin istration of the pie?ent superintendent.! There was an increase of more than J4.100 In the amount paid to pastors of the district, and In several of the I churches the Indebtedness has been paid | off this jeer, and at the present time there Is but one church 1n the entire district which has any d?b?. This church owes only a few hundred dollars. "Our church property |? now valued at a million and a quarter dollsrs." Su perintendent AndT?on mid the confer ence today, "and our parsonsge prop erty la valued at two hundred thou-i sand. "This haj been the he?t year for the dletrlci In the Increase In 't ship, the net Increase oe.ng almost one thousand. It has also hern the best year for organisations within 'hoihurch. This Is particularly true of the Sunday schools, the Epworth league and the two women's missionary societies. ? 'entrnary. which Is the benevolent branch of the church, will amount to fifty thousand or more In the district, bringing the total benevolences to $ I S.noo or more. "'Extensive additions have been made to the Fourth Street church. Wheeling, and Calvary church. Moundsvllle. Ad ditions arc now In progress at tho N'ew Martinsville church. "Everything considered. T am highly pleased with the result of the vea- a work." Japanese Proposal Not Acceptable to China Peking. Oct. 7.?The text of China's reply lo the proposals of the Japanese government concerning a settlement of the Shantung controversy was made public- today. It declares that Japan has advanced no plan for a settlement which Is fundamentally acceptable to the Chinese government and people, and I that the Chinese government feels that there is much In the now proposals "?till Incompatible with the Chlneae government's reported declarations, th# Chinese people's hope* and asplratlonp, and the principle# laid dawn in Cfclatpt treaties with foreign powers." DESIGNERS OF 1 ZR-2 BLAMED 1 FOR DISUSE - * DESIGN SHOULD HAVE . BEEN GIVEN APPROVAL .. -1 Structural Weakness of Great ' Dirigible Cause of the J Fatal Collapse. ? i uvuuuu, vyv/i. ?? j uu uroifu ui uIV dirigible ZR-2, which came to grief . .r* in the Humber river at Hull in Sep tember, should have been examined ? < and discussed by an official compo ?". 'I j ? w tent committee before Its actual can- *? ' ?" '<} i s traction was commenced, declare! . a report of the court of inquiry which investigated the disaster, is sued today. . v| The report adds that there is so >;? evidence to show that was done, aftd '; I finds that the accident was due to | structural weaknesa m] Taken In Cijstody for Alleged ? Violation of thc^olatyi Prohibition Law. San Francisco, Oct. 1 ~~ buckle today ?tti arrested on a federal < j warrant, charging him with violation of I the Volataad prohibition act la Raring - i unlawful possession of intoxlcaiiaff fe | uors. j Arbuckls's arrest followed an Invest!- ' ? ration Into the aoorcs of a supply , of liquor alleged to hsvs bean consumed at a party in tha film actor's suits la a local hotsL Arbuckle came hers today from Los A&gele* for arraignment on a charge ef manslaughter In connection with ths death or Hiss Virginia Rappe. Aim ac tress. who attended ths party. Arbuekla was released on $W0 cash bail by a United States commissioner . to appear for a preliminary hearing October 13. w " Former Vice Presiriant and Mrs, Marshall Are Guests at White Hoo$8 < JL?? Washington, Oct. 7.?Former vats. President and Mrs Thomas & Marshall were guests of honor to-night at$.a White House dinner. Besides ths Trap ' ident and Mrs. Harding, those present I Included Mrs Coolldge. wife of the vfcti j president: Justice MrReynolds, of the I supreme court: Senator Underwood bf | Alabama, Ttemorratle leader of ths stf ! ate. and Mrs. Underwood; Senator Poti I erene. of Ohio; Senator Watson, of it : dlana, and Mrs. Watson; Senator Ke>. ' of Indiana, and Mrs. New; Senator Ifaf , r?n, of Wyoming, and Mrs. Witni; | Senator Kellogg, of Minnesota, and MiT i Kellogg; Senator Ball, of Dataware, add i' Mrs. Ball: and Senator Copper, ?f Kate eifi. and Mrs. Kapper. Vice President Coolldge was traablh to attend because of a previous out ^ town engagement. GOVERNOR MORGAN TAKES EXCEPTUN TO THE 1 ACTION IN ROBB CASE BY INDIANA GOVERNOR , Charleston. W. Va. Oct 7?The charge on which Da\ld Robh, of Indlanapollt. nn International organizer of the United Mine Workers of America, was Indicted by a grand jury In Mingo county "vae entirely foreign to the offenses for which he ws? deported" from this state upon order of the state authorities. Gov ernor F! K. Morgan sdvlses Governor At arron T. McCray, of Indiana, In a let ter sent the Indiana executive today. Governor Morgan says he Infers that the governor of Indiana "was led to be lieve that Mr. Robh has been deported from West Virginia on account of his connection with the commission of the offense for which he was Indicted." He palls attention to the fact that Robb web Indicted several weeks after he left the state. In meking public his letter to Gover nor McCray Governor Morgan also gives for publication the letter he received from the Indiana governor yesterday. In which Governor Morgan's requisition for (he return of Robb to this state for trial In Mingo county waa refused. KoCrey to Xorgea The letter to Governor Morgan from Governor McCray. dated October 6. fol lows: "I have thla day granted a hearing In the matter of your requisition for the return of one David Robh. an alleged fugitive from Justice, to the state of West Virginia, who stands charged with the crime of murder committed In the county of Mingo, West Virginia. "After hearing the evidence presented I am Inclined to the opinion that where one la deported from a stats on order ? ? > . | of the governor. after a crime tea bee* i committed, which hag been the subject^ ? of grand jury Investigation, and at tba time of deportation the rlraunsteaeea ' of the crime and the supposed cotmea | tton of the perty deported are generally \ I known by the administrative officers ? , charged with the enforcement of the ? laws, it cannot be mid that such porsca ' haa fled from the state within the mica* Ing of tbe extradition laws. *1 cannot, therefore, in view of the * " evidence presented, grant the requisites ? for the return of said Robb to yorfr J stats" j i Morgan to Me Ore y y I Governor Morgan's letter In reply t| dated today followa: 1 jI "I am In receipt of your esteemod 1 favor of October Jth. advising of your 1 refusal to honor the requisition for the ? ; return of David Robb to West Vlrgtsla recently Indicted in the circuit court J of Mingo county on the charge of mur? V der. ; ' "From your letter. I Infer that yos tfl were led to believe that Mr. Robb baa ^ been deported from Weet Virginia 0? M account of hie connection with the com- 1 mission of the offense for which he 1 Indicted, and desire to advise that tha< i crime for which he was Indicted wag, entirely foreign to the offenses for: which he was deported He was eon lined | In the Mingo county jail for wislsttac certain p^ If Ions of the martial JgW' proclamation In elTaet la SStd oesety and. on his promise to leave He state, was released, and eerarnl eeeto flMTfr after wee Indie tad for the arlise #W6e " stated."