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10 THE ENQUIRER, CINCINNATI, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1926 DISARMAMENT Is Hope of Briand. Early Conference Is Wish of France, He Says. New Era of Peace in Europe Is Predicted. Further Overtures To ' Berlin Contemplated By Apostle of Friendship Be- 1 tween Arch-Enemies of ContinentPolicy of Rapprochement Defended. Predicting the dawn of a new era of peace in Kurope in 1(127, and vlsloning the actual beginning of general disarmament, ArUtirie Ilrland, many times Premier of France, now IU Foreign Minister, and with Foreign Minister Gustav fctrewmiinn, of Germany, apostle of a new friendship between the arch-enemies of Europe, France and Germany, In an exclusive otnte-ment to Universal Service expresses bin hope for a better umleintanding among all nations. The article probably constituted the most Important political statement since the armistice. By Aristide Briand. riCIAL CABI.B TO THS INQCTBZB. Copyright, 1926, by Universal Service.) Paris, December 28. I tak6 this op portunity of sending through Unlver- al Service my best wishes to the American people for 1927. ' I feel that Americans understand my policy and believe In It. I hope that In 1927 material disarmament as well as spiritual disarmament will make great progress. France Is do- lng everything possible to bring it about. America is making praiseworthy ef- forts to attain it, and others are also trying. Let me say now that France de sires that an International conferenco on disarmament should meet very soon. I hope that 1927 will see further development of the policy of Franco- German rapprochement. 1 have been bitterly criticized and vilified satir- ized and lashed violently by news- papers because of this policy. A Isrc-A nnrr nf the French nress proaches me for the so-called Locarno policies. But that portion of the press is wrong. It is not in tune with ; , the country and does not understand , French public opinion. But In spite of all criticisms, no one has suggested a contrary policy. A policy, oi isolation lor France ana ex MiatvA firmnmcnTa is nn nrtiinv. France could strengthen her arma- . ments and refuse to talk about col laboration with Germany. Where would that lead? To war. But It Is easy to make war. Any Government can do that. To avoid war Is difficult and I wish to avoid war. The policy I am carrying out today . Is one I formulated in 1921. Fremlcra Herriot and Palnleve took It up after me ana x nave cuiiliiiuuu wim wimi ' they had already done. Just call to mind tho situation In France in 1921. France was heading toward isolation; interallied solidar ity was weakening: we wore losing Contact with our allies. We could no longer count on England's constant support 1 Other Nations Hand. And while France was becoming Isolated, what was happening on the continent? Germany was regaining her strength. Russia extended a With Germany and also with Russia, Just think what it would have meant if this bloc, already In process of formation, had been molded ' What would have become of us? Certainly our position before such a vast coalition would have been ex reoriinsrlv nrecarious. I could not permit this much-drcadcd bloc to take form. I would not allow France to romaln lnn - i Here. then, was the origin of my nollcv Germany Is a lurge country. wlth 70,000,000 inhabitants, who can- not be overlooked. Those wno un- nnllcv and approve It have the mentality of a real con queror, because real conquerors know how to deal with those who are van- aulshed and make friends of them. Real conquerors know how to act mmrnanimouslv and wisely. Victorl- ,. i, i,raif tr nil ous France owes it to horseir, to an " Europe and to the world to act thus. Those In France who bitterly oppose the Franco-Uerman rapprocnemem. - i.nnn.. Ih. mnnlalilv ftf the VRtl' quished and still preserve the spirit of revenge which reigned among us after 1871. IJeclslve Argument Is Cited. ... One decisive argument explains my i .,,, i,. rifi- if r Amanr(au ' Said: -If the guarantee pact to the Versailles treaty Is not ratified by England and the United States, the ha. n value whatever." Well, this pact was ratified by neither England nor the United States, and we had no guarantee whatever on the Rhine in case of German at- tack. What, therefore, Is the advantage ' of the Locarno treaty? " England, Germany, Italy, Belgium -'and France, five nations, signed the treaty which guarantees the Rhine Irontler. ! I Imagine this is a tangible result. What has France lost on account of my policy? Have her rights been diminished In any way? Are any of her interests wronged? No. We have ceded nothing. We have lost nothing. Our rights and our interests remain Intact. As soon as Parliament reconvenes In January I will take my place on the tribune of the Chamber of Deputies and ex plain my policy in detail. I will de mand a vote of confidence. Parliament will have to take Its responsibilities. 1 will permit the debate to go the limit. I intend to clear up the misunderstanding which 'seems to-have arisen between some of the political parties', personalities and myself. There must be a clear understanding In France of my policy, Mother's Bargain I SFBCUL DISPATCH TO THS IXqUIEES. Louisville, Kr, December 28, A' mother from Bell County's hills today watched at the bedside of her three-year-old son In a hospital here fearing; that death would step In and aecept the proposition she" made to n Louisville surgeon that her boy might live. Touched by the mother's offer of sacrifice, hospital attaches nnd surgeons are making every effort to save the life of Clyde Baker, son of a poor coal digger of the straight Creek section of Bell County. The child faced the prospect of sudden death when his mother reached Louisville. A grain of rn, lodged In his windpipe. threatened to choke him at any minute, The woman, provided with funds to take her to the spe cialist, had but $7 left and no prospects of obtaining more. Told of the probable cost of hus- pltal service nnd surgeons' bills, the woman reached for her $7, looked at her son, and then turned to the surgeon. "I haven't any money. If yon will save my baby's life, you you can Just keep him. He la all I got, but yon con have him If you'll save him." The surgeon, with tears in his eyes, called to the hospital and nrrnnged for an Immediate op eration. That's why they are working so hard to save the life of this Hell County child. KNICKER CASE REOPENED. Hearing on School Oarb Due In New Albany Next Week. SPECIAL DISPATCH TO TUS KKQIJISIS, Louisville, Ky., December 28. The law's delays which have kept Vlr- ginla Allen, nine-year-old Port Fulv ton, Ind school girl from attending classes clad in knickers, are near an end. Mandamus proceedings filed to force school authorities to admit tho child probably will be heard in New Albany, Floyd County, next week, For eeks Virginia appeared at the school twice a day attired in tho knickers thought to be so unconven- tionnl by Jeffersonvllle school au- thorities. Each time she was turned away with an admonition to "go home and change your clothes." Harlan Vogt, principal, and Miss Margaret Polndexter, teacher, were made defendants In the proceedings, which were filed In the Clark County Court at Jeffersonvllle. The first hearing resulted In the dismissal of the suit on a technical error, but at torneys reflled the case, and it was transferred to Floyd County. For several weeks the situation re re-lmnii,pd dpHriUtrkeri nnri the chha nt traded national attention. The girl's mother declared that Virginia's knickers were more modest than other little girls' dresses, which don't come to their knees." and refused to recede from her stand that the child be admitted to school clad in knlck Court proceedings did not stop the girl's trips to school, which she con- tlnued until recently, when she con- traded whooping cough and had to be kept home for treatment. BLACK LYNCHED. F1(,ri(a Mob Breaks Jail Lock and Shoots Prisoner Accused By White Woman. Ouinesville, Fla., December 28 (A. p.).Breaklng the lock of the city Jail at Waldo, 20 miles east of here, day took George Buddington, 65 years old, negro, soveral miles from .. . . -htMm in ,,.,, The negro's body was found toy tourist, who reported to T. C. Dial, -Valdo Police Chief. A Coroner' Jury returned a verdict that the ne gro died "at the hands of a party or parties unknown." Buddington had been arrested Mon day on a charge of having attempted to "extort at a pistol point an alleged aem irom a vvaiao wnue woman Police said he was Intoxicated when arrestod. An investigation oi mc lyiu uinai was' begun by Sheriff Charles Pink- erson, oi Aiacnua oumy. INDIANA CLAIMS ACCUSED In New Albany Murder Case- Kentucky Loath To Tield Him. srscuL oisrAWH to ins aiequissa. Louisville, Ky., December 28. Pros ecutng Attorneys of Kentucky and John Stacbler. 32 years old. of Louis- yllle, In connection with the murder f ,, n,i, m ! of Louie- vle at jIaplewood jnn near New Alb Jnd Paturday iKht Grover C. Todd. Clark County (Ind ) prosecutor, toaay oeciarsu tn,. preparing extradition papers for Stacbler, who Is held in, the Louis- vllle Jail. Mr. Todd said the law statos positively that an accused per- son must be tried In the county where the crime Is committed. Attorney J. L. Richardson, wno nas been employed to aerena riauier, says that Kentucky law stipulates that the county where a man dies has the right to try his assailant, and that his client would be tried by a Jury here, Ktaebler surrendered Monday morn iB when he learned that Roth had uieu. n snuweu iu wound In his hand, which he claimed j. va was maae Dy a ouihji uu. ...B v.. brawl at the Indiana resort. Two Ioulsvllle yo'-ths, Theodore Kartcr. 1. and " m Hart, 20, were arrested yel ."day and charged with having been accessories In the murder. SAMUEL A. KINNEAR DIES. Columbus, Ohio, December 28 (A. r.). Samuel A. Klnnear, former Co lumbus Postmaster and City Service Director, died today following a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Klnnear had been active in political and civic af- fairs' In Columbus for mora than 40 years; RIVER FLEET APPROVED By Coolidge To Augment Traffic Facilities on Mississippi. Washington, December 28 (A. P.). A Federal appropriation for a fleet of new boats for the Upper Mississippi River was Indorsed today by President Coolidge. The President has accepted the pro gram of Dwlght Davis, Secretary of the War Department, for Improving traffic facilities on the upper river. New boats already have been put Into operation there, but the program calls for the addition of a' considerable number as companions to the fleet already In operation on the Lower Mississippi River. No figures were stipulated at the White House. Secretary Davis has favored a plan whereby the Government would purchase the $2,000,000 unissued stock of the Inland Waterways Corporation, which operates the Government barge lines. About $3,000,000 of this stock already Is government owned. Under his plan the additional money would be used to promote barge traffic on the upper river and to purchase leased facilities on the Warrior River. BANKER HONORARY HEAD Of Delta Kappa Epsllon, Succeed ing Albert J, Beveridge. New York, December 28 (A. P.). James B. Colgate, New York banker, today was elected to be Honorary President of the Delta Kappa Epsllon. college fraternity, at Its eighty-second annual convention. He succeeded for mer United States Senator Albert J. Beveridge, of Indiana. The establishment of a new endow ment fund for general fraternity pur poses was voted by the delegates. The fund. It was explained. Is ex pected to be $500,000 and Is to help general work of the fraternity and especially to promote scholarship. Doll Arouses Girl From 25-Day Coma snout, disfatcu to tub snqcirss, Toledo, Ohio, December 28. A Christmas doll placed in the arms of Donna Foster, 10 years old, who had boen unconec)oUg for 25 day. ,lnce she was In a crossing accident. fanned the spark of life today, and she opened Her eyes. other efforts to awaken her had failed. But when Miss Helen Lens, her nurse, placed the curly-headed doll' In her arms the girl slowly opened her eyes. But she had lived in darkness so long that she was unable to see for several hours. She hugged the doll for a long time. Miss Lenz said, and then the first expres slon that she had shown on her face during the 25 days followed a smile, "Nanrv." she murmured, and that was the name she continued to call tha do" a11 through me nigni. Donna's recovery Is declared to be probable by Clarence S. Ordway, head Eagt s(de Hoaptal. More tha a ... ... K n.Hert tn determine whether or not she will fight off the paralysis that has numbed the entire right side of her body, however, he said, The little girl called for her mother several times Tuesday, but months must pass before she will be strong enough to- be told that the mother, Mrs. Charles Foster, died two days after a train struck their automobile here A few days ago Donna's father and brother. Albert, 3 years old. left the hospital to return to the mothorless home- Tomorrow will be the twenty-sixth day that the girl will be fed artificially. Because of a fracture of her forehead and her Jaw she has been unable to open her mouth wide enough to roeclve food. INDIANA YOUTH Offers To Serve Part of Pal's Ten- Year Sentence, So Other May Be Freed To Wed. Columbus, Ind., December 28 (A. P.). Facing a prooabie 14 years im- prlonment tor att.mpted bank rob- bery, Russell Hoffman, 20 years old, Indianapolis, has asked to serve part of a companion's sentence so the 1st ter may wed. Hoffman, who has been taken to the Pendleton, Reformatory, besought Judge Julian SharpnackW of the Bartholomew Circuit Court, to trans Kr several years of Harold Orr's 10 Orr and Hoffman were Implicated in an attempt to rob the Farmers and Merchants' Hank at JMisanetniown OHIO HUNTER, 19, KILLED. Akron, Ohio, December 28 (A. P.). Robert Rollly, ID years old, residing porU neaP her8i wai klIl0(, when Jn a nuntlna. .cciaent nettr his p,.i Partlon. also 19. h(g nelghbor ana chum, was holding he Bhotgun whcn (t was discharged B rarti0n, climbing a knoll wearing wet gloves, sought to take aim at a rng pheasant, BUXTON WINS SHOOT. At the weekly meeting; of the finrlnnatl Revolver Club, last nytht, C. W. Uuxton caniuieil the pUtol event with 121 points. ....I v Pullonwldnr was the runner-up. acwountlim 116. H. B. ilutten took first uiaco In thu revolver shoot by scoring 12 points Scores follow: Pistol Hhoot tii u' ii.ivinn I . v. ru lunw uvr. no: . wutten. 1U; u. u. Anderson, iuu; M, e. Rosenthal. 0 and Phil Auel, s. Kevoiver nnooi n. n.- niuwn, i", wllh 10g c, w. Buxton. 104; it E, Rosenthal, 83; and Phil Auel, ?. EVANS IS DEFEATED, Charles Jtbel defeated Hsrry Evans. S3 to 23, In a threo-cusMon billiard mstch nt ik. r're.irent Hecreatlon Parlor lest rtlsht. Esch player received a high line of 3 and Evans played for while Khl tried for 13. The match- went 48 Innings I.lnroln Delaphtne will meet John Leonard tonluht. 'FLYING COP" TO RUN. New Tork, December 31 (A. P.). Bob TrnuVn, national dash champion, whoes retirement was foroed three years ago by lrln . , u-a r i.fl h a .nrrr Tar m in l ii-ib, I January I. MEMORY Of Wilson Is Honored In New York, Kentucky and Virginia Ceremonies Peace Prize Is Presented To Elihn Root. New York, December 28 (A. P.). BHhu Root, former Secretary of State, received the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Peace Prize for 1926 at a dinner at the Hotel Astor tonight on the seventieth anniversary of the birth of the war-time President. The presentation was made by Norman H. Davis, President of the foundation, and marked the recognition of Mr. Root's work In 1920 In the establishment of the permanent Court of International Justice. "The growing prestige of the World Court and its success in preserving peace through the settlement of Inter national questions of a justiciable character has demonstrated the importance of the services Mr. Root ren dered In 1920," said Mr. Davis. The Woodrow Wilson award medal accompanied a cash prize of $25,000. Mr. Root is the second person to re ceive the award, Viscount Cecil of Chelwood having received the 1924 prize. Viscount Cecil Is Great Bri tain's chief representative In the League of Nations, Lexington, Ky., December 28 (A. P.). Impressive tributes to the memory of Woodrow Wilson were given by speakers at an anniversary program at the Fayette County Courthouse today. The speakers included Dean Robert K. Massle, Mrs. Ida W. Harrison, Dr. W. S. Taylor, dean of the College of Education, University of Kentucky; Major Samuel M. Wilson, personal friend of the war President, and Colonel John R, Allen, attorney. Staunton, Va., December 28 (A. P.). Staunton tonight paid tribute to the memory of Its most illustrious son, Woodrow Wilson, In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of his birth. America's war-time President was born in the manse of the Urst Presbyterian Church, December 28. 1856. His father,' Rev. Joseph Ruggles Wil son, was pastor then, and in the exercises tonight ..Rev. A. M. Frazer, present pastor and President of Mary Baldwin College, participated. Alumni of the University of Virginia, from which Wilson was graduated in 1881, sponsored the celebration, and R. Gray Williams, of Winchester, Va., President of the Virginia State Bar Association, delivered the principal address. WILSON GREATEST PAYMENT Of America To Civilization, William Allen White Says. Washington, December 28 (A. P.) The curse of America Is that it is laboring under a vast spiritual blight, William Allen White. Kansas editor, saldtonlght in a speech before the Washington Wilson Asssociation, celebrating the seventieth birthday anniversary of Wooarow Wilson. "We Americans," ho declared, "are making a thousand and one devices to aid In living. But not one contrlbu tlon to life. "What is our prosperity that we should brag about It, that we should go about In a cramped and ill-con dltloned world rattling our little tin bank in one hand and our big steel sabre In the other. If wfiave noth ing to give to the world but credit and nothing to save the world but guns, we are poor Indeed. Practical men, Mr. White said, wilt lift dubious eyebrows at this theory of America's position in the world, but the lmpotency of practical men he added, was shown in the fate of such as Napoleon, George the Third and the late Kaiser. "Woodrow Wilson trumpeting the world to righteous peace," he said "remains today America's greatest payment to civilisation. LEAGUE PEACE AGENCY, Walsh Says at Louisville Dinner on Wilson Anniversary. Louisville. Ky.. December 28 (A. P.) Peace-loving, war-weary nations of Europe araeamored with the League of Nations, Thomas J. Walsh, Senator from Montana, declared In an address before the Woodrow Wilson Club cf Kentucky at Its annual dinner com memoratlng the seventieth anniversary of the birth of the war President. "Whether it will go to smash some day when controversies between two or more great Powers defy adjust ment no man is sufficiently gifted to .v" Senator Walsh said. "That It is a powerful asency for peace, none not warped by Inveterate prejudice or iirnorant of Its history will deny. "It Is getting along nicely with out the support of the United mates, It Is doubtful If it would have func tioned more effectively or successfully hi nur country become a member from the beginning." More than BOO attended the dinner here In honor of the memory or tne war President, Governor WJUiam J Fields, of Kentucky, introduced Hen atjor Walsh. WEBB FUNERAL TOMORROW Former Federal Secret Service Agent Was Canton (Ohio) Native. Funeral services for John Webb, F years old. former United States Secret Service Agent at Cincinnati, who died Monday night at his home. ,29 Rive read. Ft. Thomas, will be conducted at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from th W. Mack Johnson chapel. McMllla street. Cincinnati. Webb, who hold the orrice or Secret Service Agent in Cincinnati until succeeded by Colonel Michae Colan, was transferred to Omaha an later retired. He was born In Canton, Ohio. He was a personal friend c the late President William McKinle After having served as Chief of Police of Canton, Ohio, for a number of years, he went to Cleveland, Ohio, as Secrc Service Agont and gained a reputation for catching criminals. He Is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lydla Webb; three daughters, Mrs, Carl Farmer. Milwaukee; Mrs. Eflle Baldwin, wife of the Superlntenden of the Ft. Wayne Rolling Mills, an Mrs. Charles Norrls, whose husband is at the head of the Canton Telephone Company, Men's Calendar Meetings scheduled for today followi Rotary Glee Clufc, at Caaber of Commerce, luncheon at 12il8 noon. Wholesale Trade Department, dinner to traveling salesmen of Cincinnati at Chamber of Commerce, at 6 p. m. Lions Club, at Hotel Metro-pole, luncheon at 12il5 noon. Palm olive convention at Hotel Sin ton. II. J. Heins Company, at Hotel Gibson, luncheon at 1230 noon. Wednesday Club, at Hotel Gibson, luncheon at 12i30 noon. Pharmacy Building, at Hotel Gibson, luncheon at 12i30 noon. Installation of Officers of the Clvltan Club, at Cincinnati Club. Civic and Vocational League of Greater Cincinnati, at Marle- it. TREATY To Be Signed Today By Representatives of Germany and Italy, Rome Reports Peace Policy Expanded. Rome, December 28 (A. P.).--Rep- resentatlves of Germany and Italy are to sign a treaty of friendship and arbitration at the Foreign Office tomorrow. The treaty of amity and arbitration between Italy and Germany represents another step in Premier Benito Mussolini's foreign policy that embodies closer relations with the other nations. v Italy, by virtue of the Locarno treaty of mutual guaranty, jointly with Great Britain, already Is a guarantor of the peace and security of Central Europe. The new pact was negotiated In Geneva at tho League of Nations Council session early this month. Dr. Gaus was the German Jurist, while Slgnor Pllotl represented Italy. addition, Slgnor Sclalola, Italian member of the league council, and Dr. Stresomann, Gorman Foreign Mliiister, were present. Only recently. Premier Mussolini expressed a wish for a similar treaty with France. Italy also has signed treaties of amity and arbitration with several other nations, among them ugo-Slavla, Albania and Switzerland. II. has been indicated In Berlin and entva dispatches that Dr. Strese- mann intended to meet rremier Mussolini somewhere in Italy. It wan explained he was in 111 health and expected to take a rest at an Italian health resort Thus, a convenient meeting between the two men could be brought about. Germany already Is linked by ar bltratlon treaties with Franco, Bel- glum, Poland tnd Cxecho-Slovakia, those pacts being arranged slmul tanoously with the Locarno security convention. 1 . "MA'S" MERCY s Extended To Condemned Texas Slayer, For Whose Life Two Wives Interceded. Austin, Texas, December 28 (A. P.). The hope of the two wives of Em mett Vestal that his life would be spared was answered here today by a third woman, Governor Miriam A. Ferguson. The Governor commuted Vestal's sentence to life Imprisonment. It was the tenth death sentence Gov ernor Ferguson has commuted. Vestal Is In the Dallas Jail under sentence of death for the slaying of tourist In 1517. Two women claimed they had been married to Vestal. In Christmas Day conference one or the women agreed to return to ner home Missouri, leaving the condemned man to the other with the hope that he would bo saved. The Governor said she commuted sentence because of evidence Vestal is insane. that INQUIRY TO BE REOPENED In Tennessee, Where Court Service Violation la Charged. SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THS SKQtHUB. Washington. December 28. Sena tor James S. Couzens, of .Michigan, who has been active In urging an In vestigation of the charges that Rep resentative J. Will Taylor, Tennessee, violated the Civil Service laws by soliciting campaign contributions from Postmasters and other Federal Civil Service employees in Tennessee was advised today by Attorney-Gen eral John G. Sargent that the inquiry into the charges Is to be reopened. Senator Couzens recently com plained that the investigation by a Federal Grand Jury In Tennessee, resulting in exoneration of Mr. Taylor, was lacking In thoroughness. He charged that the United States Dis trict Attorney who had charge or the investigation failed to summon Important witnesses to testify before the grand Jury. The witnesses referred to reside in another Judicial district from that In which the first investigation was con ducted, and the new Inquiry is to be conducted by the District Attorney in their district. Attorney-General Sar gent Informed Senator Couzens. Mr. Taylor Is the Republican National Committeeman from Tennessee. He denies the charges. WRESTLER IS INJURED. Cleveland, Ohio, Dscembsr 28 (A. P.). Jos Malcewlcs, heavyweight wrustlsr from Utlra, N. Y., won from Leone Labrlola. of Italy, here tonight. Labrlola was Injured and unable to continue when Malcewlcs threw him ln forty-seven and on halt minutes with a wrist lock. DELANEY MAY BOX. Miami. Fli , Doeember !l (A. P.). A match between Jack Delsney. world's Huh, hoavvwpirht bcxlns chamnlon. and IT ill ISorlenhach may b staged here this winter. A number of leading sporting men are sold to be behlnil the venture. Held To Grand Jury George Oreen, it s?9 Plum street, allesred window smashing thief, was bound over to the grand Jury under bond of 1,000 by Municipal Court Judge Samuel W. Bell yesterday. Police testified Green smashed a show window In the Ilea) Clothing Store, Carlisle and Central avenues, and stole three fur coat, lis was captured after a chess. Rev. Marshall WIngfield, of New York, will speak on "Jewish Contributions to American Civilisation" tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at a tea to be given in honor of the 200 new members of the Hadassah. Society, organization of American Jewish women, at the home of Mrs. Nathan Leshner, Leyman, drive, Avon-dale. e Dr. R. Ames Montgomery, President of Lane Seminary, is in Milwaukee, Wis., attending the national conference of theological and college students that will last through New-Year's Day. Three members of the Lane class. Nelson , H. Thorn, Lee Goldsmith and Meredith M. Hogue, are Lane's student delegates. They won . their appointment because of the high standing they have made in scholarship at Lane. -i More than 200 traveling salesmen, representing 37 Cincinnati concerns, wllj attend the dinner to be given In their honor at the Chamber of Commerce tonight at 6 o'clock, under the auspices of the Wholesale Trade Department. J. Harvey Phillips, Vice President of a wholesale Jewelrycom-pany and one of the most widely known salesmen from Cincinnati, is Chairman. An entertainment program has been arranged by the committee in charge. W. C. Culkins, Executive Vice Presi dent of the Chamber of Commerce, will be the speaker of the occasion. He.wlll voice the appreciation of the Chamber and the city as a whole for the splendid co-operation the traveling men have given in the promotion of Cincinnati as a market center, a place to live In and a place to visit. Other speakers will je Howard S. Greene, manager of-the Wholesale Trade Department, who will outline the program for the next year; Charles J. Nelson, Chairman of the Wholesale Committee of the Chamber of Commerce; Isaac Isaacs, President of the Cincinnati Traveling Men's Association, and Frank J. Hansel- man, who will tell of some of his ex periences on the road. William SIbott, of the Schott Monu ment Company, was elected President of the Memorial Craftsmen of Cin cinnati yesterday at an organization meeting. The purpose of this institution Is to assist in the beautlflcatlon of cemeteries and memorial places and to educate monument dealers as well as the public to the meaning of the industry. Henry F. Toren, former Secretary of the Cincinnati Motor Club, was elected Secretary; E. Nelson High, Vice President, and Joseph Stenger, Treasurer. e Robert W. Humphreys, Galveston, Texas, United States Collector of Customs for the Galveston District, was a visitor in Cincinnati yesterday and took the occasion to call upon his old friend, Postmaster Arthur L. Behy- mer. Mr. Humphreys formerly re sided in Cincinnati. He went to Texas 20 years ago. . Joseph H. Humphries, formerly as sistant manager of the Cincinnati Bet ter Business Commission, was yester day chosen by the Directors of the Chamber of Commerce as manager of a new department created by the Directorate which has to do with the protection of Cincinnati business men against fraudulent advertising schemes. It was announced that the new department of the Chamber had been created through asl understand ing with Manager Karl T. Finn, of the Better Business Commission, that the Chamber of Commerce would give its co-operation in the special line. The department will have to do with advertising and petty schemes of all sorts which are hatched by Irresponsible who are looking for easy money. Manager Finn said that the relations between the Chamber of Commerce and Better Business Com mission are most harmonious, and that the creation of the new depart ment by the Chamber signified an in tentlon of the latter to co-operate more actively with the Better Busi ness Commission in this new field W. C. Culkins, Executive Vice President of the Chamber, said that the new department, with Manager Hum phrles at Its head, would give added protection to the Cincinnati mer chants against fraudulent advertising schemes and would enable merchants to report advertising offers to the Chamber for further Investiga tion. Yesterday marked the one hundred and thirty-eighth anniversary of the founding of Cincinnati proper by men formerly with the army of George Washington, who came from Pitts burg and landed at Yeatman's Cove, near the foot of Sycamore street, on December 28, 1788. A suitable tablet commemorating the historic event is to be placed at the site of the landing by the Historic Sites Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, according to an announcement made yes terday by Howard M. Wilson, man ager of the Civic Department of the Chamber. Dr. Stanley "L. Krebs, formerly of Cincinnati and now of Chicago, will speak on "Bouncing the' Blues" at the Rotary Club meeting tomorrow noon, at the Hotel Gibson Roof Garden. The address is by way of a sequel to "Plan Plus Push" address delivered by Dr. Krebs to the Ro- tarians about eight months ago. L. E. Barber, assistant to the chief clerk of the Freight Department of the Baltimore and Ohio Lines here, was appointed yesterday as successor to Arthur A. Ammann, Assistant Traffic Manager of the Chamber of Commerce, who resigned, effective January 3. Mr. Ammann Is to become assistant to the President of a large lndustry ln this city. Mr. Barber has had rate experience In both the North and South, covering ap proximately 10 years, and is regarded as most proficient in his special line, according to the statement of Traffic Manager Herndon, in finnounclng the appointment. George Hauser, Building Commissioner of Cincinnati, will be the principal speaker today at the luncheon of the Lions' Club, to be held at the Hotel Metropole. The passing ef the old year will be celebrated with prop er ceremonies. John Robinson, President of the Miami (Fla.) American Business Club, who Is In Cincinnati passing the Christmas holidays . with relatives and friends, gave details and experiences of the hurricane that passed through Florida recently at the weekly luncheon of the American Business Club at the Hotel Gibson yesterday. He said that the storm reached such an intensity that not a building In Miami escaped without some damage. Florida, he 'said, has fully recovered from the effects and already is receiving the tourist trade of the winter. e e W. H. Healey was elected Commander -of the Cinclnnatus Camp No. 74, United Spanish War Veterans, at its regular meeting and celebra- tion of the fifteenth anniversary of me posi ut memorial nau last nignt. i State Commander Ralph Carroll, Cleveland, and John P. Edwards, State Adjutant, Columbus, were pres- ent at the meeting, which was at- tended by about tnree nunareo. mem- bers. Supper and dancing followed tne meeting. Arrangements were made to estab- nsn a iaaies- auxiliary or tne post with a membership of BO charter members. Other officers elected are: Senior Life commander, m. fc. buck; junior Life Commander, H. L. Viet; Officer f the Day, victor Ness; umcer or tne Guard, u. c Liong; Trustee ior xnree years, John scmnaier. The newly elected officers will he installed at the January meeting. THREE SLAIN IN BATTLE At Monticello, Ky. Floods Hamr per Search of Possemen. vr v., two-1,.,. ti. Jr' " ' Posses tonight searched Pulaski and, Wayne Counties for the slayers of three men who were killed in a h.ttl. Cntair crr-AwIno- mit'Af the ' . . displeasure of Fredmond Ard, 40 years old, because of the marriage of his daughter to Grover Gaines, 17. Both men were from Wayne County and died ln the battle. The third victim was Thurman Norfleet, 16, of Pulaski County. The fight took place at the home of Mrs. Sally McGahan, widow of Henry McGahan, who was slain by a Deputy Sheriff in August, 10 miles from here in the Panhandle section. Reports to the Sheriff here were that Ard objected to the marriage of his daughter and went to Mrs. Mc- Gahan's looking for his son-in-law. Estill Ard, second cousin of Fre- mono s, n is anegea, iook young Gaines's part and shot Fremond. The firing at Fremond is said to havjlMrs. Wi41iam A. Schmid of Hamilton precipitated a general pistol battle in which General McClendon is al- leged to have shot young Gaines and Thomas Johnson to have killed young I Norfleet. Officers were hampered in their ef- ions 10 apprenena ine mree auegeu slayers and others said to have par- tlclpated in the battle by swollen streams. ' RAIL CONDUCTOR DIES. Benjamin T. Simon Was President ' of Employees' Organization. Benjamin T. Simon, 63 years old, 143 Elm street, Ludlow, Ky., died yester- ilav mnrnlnv nt flnrfi Rnmnrltnn TTiq- pital, Cincinnati, where he was taken Monday suffering from poisoning. Simon was a conductor on the Cin cinnati Southern Railroad for 35 years, the last 20 years of which he was in the nassencrer service. For the last 10 years he had been President of the' Ludlow Branch of the Order of Railroad Conductors. He was a mem- ber of Kosair Temple. Order Mystic Shrine; Indra Consistory, Scottish Rite Masons, Covington, and of Unity Blue Lodge of Masons in Ludlow. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Martha Mackav Simon, and two sons. Simon, manager of a factory at Piqua, Ohio. Simon had been ill several months. JOHN B. SCHEIBLY DIES. Ft Thomas Resident Was Official . , , tit 01 wacuiuau John B. Scheibly, 76 years old, died yesterday at his home, 262 Riverside Parkway, Ft. Thomas, after a brief illness. He was a member of the firm of Mcllvain & Spiegel, boiler works, Cincinnati, Ohio, of which he was Su- perlntendent for many years'. When a lad he was employed by the firm in the capacity of teamster. Due to his faithful and Intelligent serv- tces he was promoted until he became a partner In the business. He has lived the greater part of his life in Campbell County. He is survived by his widow. Mrs. Elizabeth Scheibly; three sons and two daughters, John Scheibly, Jr., Ne'wport; Howard ' Scheibly, Clifton, Cincinnati; Lawrence Scheibly, New- port, and Mrs. Grace Honhorst and Mrs. Theodore Marz, both of Newport, Kentucky. MARRIAGE LICENSES. Marriage licenses were obtained at Cln clnnatl yseterday by the following: Keith A. Bpltzn&gel, 26 years old, Tulsa, Ok la., lease broker, ana Ionian i oe, 26. 629 Lincoln avenue. Johnnie Wills, 16 years old. 628 West Sixth street, carpenter, ana M""""- 22, i? rum aim Marlon E. Bunch, 21 yesj-s oia, ioo Mouna street, musician, ana K. COX. IB, ZJOI rioreuc. v..,u. T'ranK train, 41 years am, . way, laborer, and Emma Tazel, 42, Pleasant street, uomenuc. rinvrf Wvmnr. 21 vears old. Bat a via. Ohio, truck driver, ana jtaiin i-arner, it, 3712 Meaae avenue, nouaowor kji , Louis Flamm. 23 years old, 3D East ; Mo- Mlcken avenue, expressman, and Eleanor Suttmlller, 26, 1346 Walnut street, packer. Rev. M. Kipperger. Harold Dunaway, 21 years old. Harrl son. Ohio, laborw. and Mildred Dell- brugge, 17, Harrison, Ohio, domestic. Rev. H. fcllorman. fo.ll Haurabok. 24 vears old. 720 West Court street, laborer, and Rosa L. White, 12. 817 Kenyon aaenue, oomesuc. James Evans, 23 years old, 90S Harriet street, laborer, and Selma McCray, 21, 2143 Turner street, tomestic. mihert J. Lalle. 21 years old. Pontlac, Mich., radiotrician, and Lena A. Upton, 21, 2442 Clifton avenue. imrnat K. Heln. Jr.. 23 years old. 1771 r.lrmniini avenue, enilneer. and viola Taylor, 22, 3211 Cavanaugh street, domes- tic Rnaarlo Rasusa. 27 years old, tit Hop. kins street, shoemaker; and Antoinette Reebes. 20, 2411 Boons street, laundresa T.mila nottlleb. 34 rears old. 3437 Hall wood place, and Irene Wolf son, !, 674 South Crescent avenue. Rev. L. Felnberg. Philip Adler. 26 years old, 413 MeHih venue, iraveun salesman, ma goloshln. 23, Alms Hotel. Rev. James O, Heller. Harry J. Bnllien, it years Old, toi i - ros M Clanerv. 19. 634 Prospect Dlace. Rev. nr ulr.uv . Vliwman Kwn, llllnri HnrsSv Firemen r.apnaii a hilnil horse which . became wedged between the floor Joists or a new building at Whetsel avenue and Madison road yesterday. The animal owned by -m ,SimE!?ri SE-., 6 lTZSft Madison road, pulling a buggy behind It and entsrsd the partially finished build- lng, MARRIED THREE Without One DivofCEi Testimony Against . Alleged Biga-- mist Shows Defendant's Plea For Freedom Refused. ? 3 After Chief Deputy County Sheriff Fred Sperber arrested Chester J. Pen- nix, 31 yars old, shoeworker, at' his rooms, 617 East Twelfth street, yesterday afternoon, Attorney A. O. Haefner obtained a writ of habeas corpu, for Pennix, and ,OUght his re- lease before-Judge Stanley Struble, ln Common Pleas Courts Pennix was arrested upon a war- rant igsued by Judge John B. Read, of Kenton County (Kv.l Court .chars: ing hlm wlth bigamy, the complainant beln, Goldle Hellman Pennix. Coy intrton. Ky.: who was married to him ln September, 1923. It Is charged that January 30, 1926, Pennix, with- out the formality of a divorce, mar. riea Birdie Spriggs. who obtained aV aVorce from him last August on the ground that Pennix was married twice before and neither marrlace wag dissolved. It was developed that Pennix had at least four wives, though, i? wa8 gtated. he admitted having mar ried five. His first wife was Cora Luther, whom he married at Ports mouth, Ohio, and who divorced him ln 1922. Then he married Katherlne Davis, in Newport, Ky., the same year, after which he took his- third and fourth wlves- without bothering about a divorce, it is allesred. Pennix denleg thI(L He aeciarea he uder- stood that each wife had obtained divorce and that he was free to marry again. ' Before the writ of habeas corpus nad bee ,ssued for hls release Pen. nix had been turned over to polioe. and a charge of having been a fugl- tive from Justice was placed against him. When Judge Struble heard this he refused to grant the writ. COlTTIirrjED FROM PAGE NINE. day announced the engagement' o ineir aaugmer, juiss neien, 10 jur. William A. Schmid, son of Mr. and ayenue, College Hill. The wedding will be an event of the autumn. Announcement has been made of the engagement of Miss Eleanor Benz, daughter of Mrs. Lillian Bens,, of Ulob9 avenue, Norwood, to Mr. Bernard Voss, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Voss, of Wells avenue. Price Hill.. No date has been set for the wedding. The engagement of Miss Luojlle Suzanne , Piatt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Piatt of Danville, III... to Mr. Sylvain Loeb, son of Mr. and - Mrs. Gus Loeb, of Avondale, was an nounced yesterday afternoon at a pretty luncheon and bridge. Miss "" ment to Miss Piatt, who is her house- guest this week. A dozen close friends of the hostess, and guest of honor enjoyed the hospitality. , . Miss Gloria Citron, daughter of the late Nathan Citron, will become the bride of Mr. Samuel woir ln a pretty wedding ceremony at the Disabled Veterans' Club, Walnut Hills, Sunday evening. A large number of friends are expected to attend the wedding, which will be solemnised at s o'clock. - k rUL.llC UVUIVICH OUOTt-IIUtU And Will Be Dismissed TJnder'lW. I SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THS XNQUIRH. Indianapolis, Ind., December 28.- B'if teen of the 21 policewomen of In- dianapolis were ordered to be sus- ded today and wlll be dUmBsed as soon as charges against them are drawn up by the city's legal depart- ment.' Another- was reduced from the rank of Sergeant to that of police- woman. The "shake-up" was made beoausa the 1927 budget provides for the re- tentlon of only five and does not make any provision of rank among women. Policewoman Sadie M. Os- borne was retired on a pension. No member of the police force legally may be dismissed unless charges are brought before the Board of Public Safety. The charges will be technical ones, based on the grounds that their dismissal Is neces- sary for "public economy." Ten men were appointed by the board to be patrolmen, five being Re- publicans and five Democrats. These appointments are the first under the new civil service system for policemen and firemen of Indianapolis. BIRTHS. The following births were recorded ln. Cincinnati yesteraay: VAN PET.T George and Olivo, Sllvsr- ton. Ohio; girl, KUHN Albert and Kathertne, HIS gutter avenue; boy. HAETUNO Charles and Katherl Bbeehan avenue; boy, ATrWCarl anri Lillian. 1B21 Bavmll. In street; girl, I HARMON Robert and Mary, 1332 Bates 1 avenue; girl. BROWN JoseDh and Delia, 1611 Race street; glrl Kellog(f avenue; girl. HOLLIDAT Louis and Lois, (53 Betts street; boy. TUCKER James and Clara, It Glen- coe place; boy, OH INN Justin and Blanche, 301 East McMillan street: boy. WILSON Floyd and Bessie, 114 Oak street; girl. TRAYLOR Everett and Josephine, 111 West Elder street; boy. HAEUER Lewis and Marguerite. 1921 Central avenm; boy. , CIXUD Paul and Pattl. 20 Wakefield arive; pay. FALQUET Harry and Freda, (00 Kn- rlght avenue; girl. PARR Theodore and Gertrude, 3821 Elemwe avenue; girl. HENT.E Albert and Mary Louisa. 1714 West Sixth street; boy. KI DWELL Jep and Ellen, 2131 Btorrs street ; boy. FINB Isadora and Madeline. 130t I2B1 Powell avenue; boy. I BEEMAN Eugens and Albelta, Buxton avenue, Norwood; boy. dov. WARREN Charles and Losle, 210 Colersln avenue; girl. ROUGHER William and Rose, 76 Jsu- - ,...- .,.. iri WERNER Henry and Pearl, Anderson's rerry; ooy. a , M ani e.k itaymona ana XiBiiier.-wi Hillside avenue; girl. MrVAT Frank and Marie. 29IS Wes sixth street; boy. McDONOLD Walter and Carrie, !41 Maryland street; girl. OELKER-Char.es and Anna. tITS Blc. roti girl. SIMPSON Smith Btorrs street; boy. and Mary, 2131

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