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S(iTn- f Ttyfr ,? ( n-t i i , J ut rrt -1V)Malr ,(! mitmlit WEATHER REP&M MT. VEkriON AND VICINITY- Partly cloudy tonight. Showed. Friday showers and somewhat cooler. ' i i i ii Ghly Kmx CmhI Memf per Receiving The AmA tiei Frets Retort iSTABLISHED 1IM MT. VERNON) 0., TRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1921-No, 50 $2.00 PER YIA1 ttfJ"- Bmwix w V TELLS STORY OF CLAIM AGAINST H- Mrs; Emma Burkett Tells of Suit Filed Against Estate Of Roosevelt Claims To Have Put Up The ,Sum of $69,900; Tells Her Story Today By Associated Press to The Banner! HILLSDALE, lnd., Juno 23 Mrs. Emma Htchurdson Burkett, who has Mud a claim for $69,900 against the estate of the late Theodore Itooso' velt to collect a no to which she says the former president endorsed, today told tho story of tho mysterious finan cial transaction. Mca. Burgett claims she met Roose velt and a man introduced as Charles J. Shunson, who sho believed was a former Rough Rider, in a Chicago of flco building during tho Republican national convention of 1912, and there olaned the money to Shunson on his note, backed by the tormor presi dent's signature. Her story camo after sho had boon told attorneys for the estate charac terized tho former president's signa ture to tho alleged note a forgery. Ac cording to Mrs. Burkett sho resided at Danville, 111., when tho alleged loan was made. An uncle, Henry Richardson, a miner, had loft a will providing" that Mrs. Burkott should take charge of his money, $69,900, and turn over tho interost to his daugh ter. - Mrs. Burkett declared that sho ex peced soon to receive 'a message to go to Cincinnati to seo Mrs. Alice Longsworth, tho former president's daughter, but would not reveal the purpose of tho contemplated trip. Mrs. Burkott scouted that she had been duped by a clever confidence man, pcslng as tho former prosident. "I know Col. Roosevelt too well for them to fool me'jhe said. "I had hoard him spoaland had shaken hands with him a half dozen times." Mrs. Burkott said that Shunson, who had made Interest payments on tho note, had not boon heard from since ho wont to France in 1917. Statement Issued Today By N. Attorneys For Warden Thomas By Associated Press to The Baaaer COLUMBUS, 0., Juno 23 A state ment issued today by attorneys for Warden Thomas in the legislative in vestigation of conditions at the peni tentiary asserts that "the testimony so far shows that real need of tho Lon don prison farm as planned and sub stantiates the declaration made time and timo again by Warden Thomas that adequate appropriations should be made to remedy conditions at the prosont penitentiary." The committee plans to recess this afternoon until next Monday. fBy Associated Press to The Bannon DENVER, Juno 23 The convention of tho American Federation ot Labor today voted down a proposal calling for an amendment to tho constitution ot tho United States taking the pow ers of declaring war from congress -and placing it in tho hands ot the peo ple, through referendum voto. FINGER MASHED Joseph Bunns, employed on tho Stuto road, had tho first flngpr of his right hand -badly mashod Wednesday atterVioon. Ho was attended by a lo cal physiclnn. PRESIDENT PR1S0NFAHM BADLY NEEDED RESOLUTION IS VOTED DIN TIME GMITED TO THEKNOXT.&R.GO. Directors and Creditors Hold Conference With Securi ties Commissioner It was learned today upon unim peachable authority that a meeting of the members of the pew board of di rectors of the Knox Tire & Rubber Co., of this city, representatives of all the creditors of the company and the state commissioner of securities was hold Wednesday In Columbus at the office of the state commissioner. The condition and prospects ot the company since tho recent organiza tion at tho annual meeting held Juno 14 in this city wore reviewed and dis cussed at length. It is understood that tho creditors agreed to a propos al to allow what time may bo neces sary to furthor finance tho company and to get it in operation. From the commissioner a promise was socured to approve a plan to bond the company to secure the finances needed to start actlvo operations when that plan is presented to him with the approval of the stockholders of the company. While many rumors havo boen cur rent since tho annual meeting this is tho first information of a definite and authoritatlvo nature that haB been re ceived. It seems to offer a solution to a situation that was giving many who have invested their means in the company no little concern. CO. FAIR 6MDS I Several horsemen arrived at the fair grounds yesterday with their horses preparatory to tho race meet ing next week, Juno 59, 30 and July 1st. Slim Wilson ot Rlchwood, Ohio, camo in with two pacers Olive R. 2:11 and Montho 2:19. These two horses aro well known locally as they were trained over tho local track last year by Billy Magers and were raced several times in tho matinees. Tho roses belonging to I. N. Wood cox of Plqua, Ohio, arrived during tho night. They aro: Charlie C. groen pacer, and tho trotter Banker Blngen 2:16. Another truck arrived with racing paraphernalia and the truck driver stated that the horses would arrive any time by train. Bill Is Introduced In The Sen ate Today By Chairman Penrose By Associated Prest to TUp Banner WASHINGTON, Juno 23 A bill embodying plans of Secretary Mellon of tho treasury departmont for refund ing war loans made to tho ulllcs, was Introduced In tho senate today by Chairman Penrose of tho finance com mtttoe, to which tho measure was referred. Tho blank authority would bo given tho secretary undor tho bill to reconvert or extond loans or In terest payments, to nccopt foreign se curities in payment and to secure all claims not"niow securod. FATHER CARRIES DEAD BABY TO UNDERTAKER NEWARK, June p3 Carrying the body of his baby in his arms, Andrew M. Guthrie walked into tho office of a local undertaker and asked him to prepare tho body for burial. Guthrie and 'his wife wore taking tho baby to a doctor's office for treatment when it died In his arms. Tho baby had been nnmod after rroBidont Harding. MftNY HORSES REACH Ml TO ID THE WAR LOANS Graduation Week Scenes at Military Academy .i Graduation week is always interesting at West Point, and flocks of young women gather there each jenr at that time. Some of them are hprc seen having n Civil war cannon explained to them by cadet friends; and at the right, the flag carried by the 150th Volunteer Infantry of New York, Is being presented to the Military academy by Col. J. J. Hoyt. i BUSS IN ILL SEE IN BUDGET SYSTEM Announcement Is Made By Chairman Dawes Of The Board Today vv ' By Associated Press to The Banner WASHINGTON, June 23 Charles Dawos of Chicago, chosen by Presl dent Harding to head the new budget system, announced after a conference with the president today that he would call on a number of experi enced business men to serve in the budget bureau without ay because ho considered the staff provided by congress inadequate. Mr. Dawes said In a statement that ft tho budget system(was to be a suc cess, reliance must bo placed on 'somothlug else than tho pitiful ma chinery provided by law." "Ono might as well bo handed a toothpick," added tho statement, "with which to tunnol Piko'sJ Peak." Mr. Dawes said ho would ask that two army ofliccrs bo detailed to the bureau and had asked his business associates in Chicago, William Abbott, to sorvo temporarily as acting assist ant director. Tho two army ofllcors aro Brigadior General Mooloy, formor asswlant chief of staff In Cenoral Pershing's hoadquartors in France, and Col. Hon ry Smithor. Botii wore associated with Mr. Dawes In Franco during the By Associated Pross to The Banner COLUMBUS, Juno 23 Dr.- A. W. Freeman of Cincinnati, stato commis sioner of health for tho last four years, has resigned to become resi dent lecturer in public hoalth admin istration at Johns Hopkins university, Baltimore, it was" announced today. He will take up his now duties July 1. . X DIVE FROM A BRIDGE Clyde McBroom, well-known young athlete of this city, performed a dlf ficult diving feat Wodnosdayxsvenlng which has been equallel only once before in Mt. Vernon. McBroom accomplished the feat ot diving from tho top of tho B. & O. railroad bridge, south oMho city. A man by tho name of Smith accom plished tho font Bovornl years ago. war. , FREElNlES NEW POSITION BRDOM MAKES HIGH mediation likely says report from Athens, Greece, today tBy Associated Pross to Tfta Banner ATHENS, Greece, Juno 23 Indica tions tonight pointed to acceptance by Grooco oftheoffer ot Great Brit ain, Franco and Italy to mediate be tween the Greeks and Turkish Na tionalists In an effort to forestall'war faro in Asia Minor. May Be Released In Time To Attend Dempsey-Carpen- Itier fight (By Associated Press to The Banner WASHINGTON, June 23 Attorney General Daugherty Indicated today that he might consider a pardon for Jack Joffnson, former heavyweight champion, serving a year's sentence ot Leavenworth for violation of the Mann act, before the day set for the Dempsey-Carpentler fight. Mr. Daugh erty said Johnson had been a model prisoner and a "liberty bonus" for him In the way of a shortened term had been suggested, as his term ex pired July 7. WIS BILL IS REPORTED OUT ftty Asoclated Press to The Baniwr WASHINGTON, JJune 23 Tho Wii lis-Campbell anti-beer bill with minor amendments was reported today by tho house judiciary committee. The rules commltto is expected to givo it right of way in the houso within tho next few days. Aside from outlawing beer for med ical purposes tho bill would limit to ono hundred in 90 days tho number of prescriptions for whiskey to bo issued by a physician and would authorize the prohibition authorities to stop tho manufacture and- importation of li quor until tho present tocks held in this country ,have been reduced. TBy Associated Press to The Bannerj TOLEDO, June 23, That tho fate of tho 23 defendants on trial in U. S. di&trict court hero for alleged com plicity in tho $1,000,000 Toledo post ofllco robbery, will bo in tho hand of tho jury whun court adjourns tonight, wuh indicated by Judgo Klllttts whon court convened today, But two of the defendants remained to be heard whon court opened, llOHNSONlY . GET A PAHOON JURY SOON ID '" GETTHECISE SIMS GIVES A STATEMENT TO SECY. OF Statement Under Considera tion And Text Is Not , Given Out By Associated Press to The Bannerj WASHINGTON, Juno 23 Rear Ad miral Sims handed today to Secre tary Denby a written statement about his recent speech In London in which he was quoted as criticizing Irish sympathizers in tho United States, and which resulted In his recall from leave. The naval secretary has the state ment under consideration, and moan time Its text Is withheld. Returning here yesterday from London, Admiral Sims reported to Mr. Denby at tho navy department this morning and was directed in a written order' to submit a statement. The officer reiterated that ho had been misquoted in press dispatches, and apparently ho had a written ex planation ready when ho went to tho department. Jury May Get The Case Be fore Night Is The -Indication By Associated Press to The Bannerl CLEVELATD, O., Juno 23 Cross examination of former Judge William McGannon on trial for perjury in con nection with his testimony when ho was tried for tho murder of Harold Kagy, was concluded this morning. Tho defenso then rested Its case. During the cross examination Mc Gannon denied he had over gono to tho homo of Miss Mary E. Neely and offered, her $500 not to testify against him in tho murder trial. Miss Neely and soveral other witnesses probably will bo recalled by the stato in rebut tal but It Is believed the last ot tho evidouco in tho caso will havo been heard'.and closing arguments mado in time to allow tho case to go to the Jury before night. TO HANDLE PRESS DISPATCHES WASHINGTON, Juno 23 Trans mission of pross dispatches byvnavy radio without hindranco or Interrup tion until Juno 30, 1922, would bo au thorized by a resolution passed yes terday by tho Iioubo and sent to the senate Tho measuro providos that the samo ratos shall prevail as are charged for uso ot private wireless', except on tho Pacific coast, whoro tho navy grants a lower rate for service to and from Hawaii and Guam, NAVY M'GANNON CASE NEARLY ENDED STAR T Competitions For Champion ships in Men's and Ladies' Singles Starts Today Tho games of tho men's singles handicap, ladles singles and mixed doubles for the Country club cham pionship started this afternoon on the club courts. Tho play began at '3:00 o'clock with a goodly number ot in terested spectators present. There are plenty of seats for the spectators. Tho play will continue daily until tho end of the competition and the award of the cbampionhlps. Games may bo played between 9:30 a. m. and 6:30 p. m. Tho play began with two men's sets, followed by two of ladles' and these by two men's thus alternating. In the drawing tho following pairs were arranged: ' Ladles' singles Frances Wolverton, Katherlne La zcar. Emily Smith, Mary Salisbury. , Bess Devin, Annis Conley. Dorothea Lazear, Bye. Men's Singles Harrison Greer (!) H. K. Little ton. C. R. TIebbut James Shields. Phil Leo (2) M. H. Rosenthall. Kenneth Harper Fletcher Devln (1). Charles Salisbury (2) William Coup (2). James Lea (2) Maurice Stiefel (D. Lawrence Williams B. B. Williams. Howard Blair Lyman Garber (1). ' Fred Stamm (1) Ben Robb (1). Gene Stamm (2) Robert East man. 'Handicap. The arrangements for tho mixed doubles will be announced later. tun SUIEfUfHB Mayor Ilger, James Gibbs and O.W. McCarthy Play In Competition at & Cincinnati Mayor Ned Ilger, James Gibbs and O. W. McCarthy of Mt. Vernon are in Cincinnati taking part in tho cham pionship games of the Ohio Golf As sociation over the course of tho Los antiville Country club. Thursday was given to qualifying play. According to accounts appear ing in the Cincinnati papers the prize hung up for the low qualifying score is without a winner as three players turned in cars of 77 for the 18 holes. They were R. W. Leo, Columbus, V. K. Hilton, Dayton, and H. Quackcn- bush, Cincinnati. Tho tie will bo de cided somo time later in the matches. Tho scores turned in by the threo Mt. Vernon players are: James Gibbs 86; Mayor Ned Ilger 88; O. W. Mc Carthy 99. In the games for today Gibbs is paired with M. Wilson of Cleveland to play at 12:25p. m. for the Ohio cup and Mayor Ilgor with V. B. Klrkpat rick ot Hamilton count at 1 p. m. for the Buckeye cup. WRY TO HOLD UP BANK; LOSE MONEY ELGIN, 111., Juno 23 Throe ban dlts who attempted to rob tho Farm ers bank ot Schaumburg, near here, not only obtained no loot, but left $1 of their own money. Tho bandits were foiled by H. W. Freiss, presi dent, who, although shot by ono of the robbers, set off tho burglar alarm. The robbers, who had given Freiss ?1 to change and then commanded him to hold up his hands when ho turned his back, ran from the bank when tho alarm sounded. $75,000 BLAZE AT MIDPLETOWN MIDDLETOWN. June 23 Fire' of unknown origin caused $75,000 dam age to the building occupied by tho A. H, Folter garage and tho Gradsky tire agency. Twenty automobiles were destroyed. T 1 PLAY THT VERNON M II IN! FIGHT WIN 4 BY CANDIDATES V AT CONVENTION I Both Gompers And Lewis Announce Their Plat- forms Today ,', Lewis For Government Owl ership of Railroads; Gompers Opposed By Associated Press to The Banner DENVER, Juno 23 Govornmont ownership ot tho railroads and na tionlization of tho mines aro the two major issues on which John L. Lewis hopes to win tho presidency ot the American Federation of Labor, It was learned today. On tho other hand, President Samuel Gompers was striv ing for re election upon his record ot tho past 41 years as a leader in the American labor movement. In his first public statement as to his platform, Mr. Lewis, president of tho United Mine Workers of America, said: "I stand for government ownership of tho railroads and nationalization of tho mines and other progressiva leg islation that will glvo the workers and tho toilers of America tho free, dom and justice in industry they do serve. "I stand for health insurance, old ago pensions and unemployment in surance. Tho enactment of laws dpvj ering the subjects would give to tho workers adequate protection and re- ward for the service they have ren dered industry." This mado tho issues between the two candidates clear, ai President Gompers already has gone on recorU against government ownership, un employment insurance, health Insur ance and other similar proposed leg islative measures. Supporters of both candidates con tinued their campaigns at top speed today, carrying their electioneering to tho floor ot tho convention. Little) change, however, was shown In tho lineup for the candidates. Moose Talk Over Plans But Will Not Vote On Propos ition Until Next Week ; Plans for tho remodeling of the Moose Homo, West High street, were presented to tho members of Hiawa tha lodge at the regular meeting Wed nesday evening. According to tho plans an expend! turo of $2500 to $3000 will be made on tho Mooso homo in this city. While tho members discussed the plans last evening it was decided not to vote on the contemplated improvements until tho next rogular meeting, Wednesday, evening, Juno 29. ', , It was announced at tho meeting Wednesday evening that tho Vermel to Carnival Co. would bo in Mt Ver non the week of July 4, under aus pices ot Jha Mooso lodge. CBy Associated Press to The Baanerl CLEVELAND, Juno 23 Two al leged murderers and a parolo violator, armed with rovolvors and with their faces masked, mado a daring escape from tho county jail early today after overpowering four deputy sheriffs. Tho men who escaped wero "Bobby" Hunt and James Walsh, undor Indict ment for first degrco murder of a po licoman, and Charlos Gallegher. Locking two of tho deputies in the cell soctlon and two in tho jail office tho mon made their get-away. They had escaped from their cells by saw ing through tho bars ot tho doors. 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