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Oakland Tribunei
Oakland, California
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Exclusive 2SAssoctacd Prp Sorxncv 1 mm The OAKLAND AND VICINITY Talr aM mild tonifht and luosday; diminihin aorta-rly winda. Temperature JMterdtj Max. 63, mio. 49 KAINTAIX. Lait S4 kourt Seasonal to data Normal Last year to data .19 1.71 Consolidated Press Association VOL. CXI-THREE CENTS SUNDAY, TEN CENTS- OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA. MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 28, 1929 36 PAGES NO. 120 2 RESCUED IN FIRE PERILS Career Ends PRINCE BERNHARD VON BUELOW. German statesman, who died today in Italy. NEW BREAK1 STOCKS 3 Students Killed as Train Hits U. S. C. Auto High Winds Buffet and Damage Bay Area Cities FI0HTVERD1CT FINE HOMES IN HILLS OF GU1LTYSEN. One Residence Set Aflame by Raging Conflagration Driven Down Off Heights by 40-Mile Gale Other Places Encircled by Mile Wide Blaze as All Available Men Battle to Stem Disaster An Incendiary's fire brand this morning waa flung Into the tlnder-lry grass and brush of the East Oakland hills. A steady 40-mlle wind picked up the flames, and fanned them Into a roaring Inferno that four hours later was raging over a two-mile front, and had surrounded the community of palatial dwellings In the Sequoia hills, near the Sequoyah Country club. DOZEN RESIDENCES CLOAKED IN SMOKE. A dozen of the dwellings were In tho area swept by the flames. Some are known to have been saved. Tho remainder are In a pall of smoke, surrounded by an Impassable sea of smoldering shea. Tbclr fate Is In doubt. The homes were saved because their owners, seeing the advancing wall of flame driving an army of 700 fire fighters before it. wet down their roofs and lawns, and In some cases started backfires. Homes thuH saved were those of Frank E. McGurrin. Howard A. Post, Dr. C. P. Jarvls, R. W. Ro-men, A. T. Pettey, J. C. fihlpp, Walter Llltfe, Dr. C. E. Robinson and Wyckoff. Residences of 1clgh Bancroft at Leigh Glen and Ouk Hill roads, and J. H. Collier. Sequoyah bills, were dlrcolly In tho -path of the flames. Efforts to communicate with both homes by telephone failed and Investigators feared 'thnt they may have been burned to the ground. REALTY OFFICE AND BARN DESTROYED. This only structure that were known to have been consumed up to 3 olplock this afternoon were a pl estate office near the club, and a barn about 200 feet from the Sequoyah clubhouse. But the flames were continuing their advance. The home of Mrs. A. T. Pettey. located between the Sequoyah-club nd the Oak Knoll Country club, appeared doomed for a time as the flfmes swept toward it from two DEATH 'TARES VON BUELOW Statesman, "Wbo Curbed Emperor's Tongue, Passes at Italian Resort BERLIN, Oct. 28. UP) Plans were made today to bring the body of Prince Bernhard von Buelow, German statesman, who died today Rome, back for burial to the CJrC6Sfl0ttbeCk' "HWow their holding, overboard be Hamburg, were forced TURNS UPON Resolution to Censure Connecticut Solon Proposed for Employment of Official of the Manufacturers Accused Member of Finance Committee Accuses Quiz- zers of Seeking to 'Befoul Him With Innuendoes by associated press leased wire to tribune WASHINGTON, Oct. 28. Presentation of a resolution of censure of Senator Republican, Connecticut, was lorecast in the senate today at the close of two hours of savage personal ex changes between the Connecticut senator and members of the lobby mmlttee, who con. demned his I a 1 1 ons the Connecticut a fac-turers' association. The Ne-b a a said he would await a reply to Senator 1 ngham's ndemna-tion of the "set. up" of the lobby com mlttee named by himself, tin- get an ac curate ac count of 1 ngham's charges made earlier In the day In his absence from the SENATOR BINGHAM. SENATOR BLAINE. floor. When he did reply, Norrls said he would offer his resolution which he did not describe. It was reported that Norrls had pri-pared a resolution of censure for Bingham. niXGIIAM UKFENDS INE OF FYANSON. Fighting back at the lobby committee, Bingham. In an hour's address, defended his use of Charles L. Kynnson, a salaried repieaonta-tive of the Connecticut Manufacturers association, to help him In the tariff bill. He accused the lohby, investigating committee of c'cllberately seeking to Injur him and "befoul" him with "political slime and corrupt innuendos." "I resent It and I shall resent until the end of time," the tnll ''onncctleut senator thundered, pounding his desk with his clenched fist. "HMOKF. SCREEN," SAYS LA INK IN Leaping to his feet In reply, Senator Blaine, Republican, Wisconsin, member of the committee, denied a statement by Bingham that he (Blaine) had used a capi-tol policeman as a chauffeur for his car, adding: "He Is throwing a smoke crecn in that charge against A a Mlmy. dirty trail niappca out designedly from the office of the senator from Connecticut to the office of the Connecticut Manufacturers' association. "If the senator wants to know who drove my ear over the mountains I will tell him that I did. No capltol policeman did, and no capltol policeman was asked to." fc Iloth Blaine and Chairman Caraway of the Investigating committee demanded recognition as Senator Bingham concluded bis reply to the committee's condemnation In an hour's speech. Blaine was recognized. LIKE INQUISITION, DECLARES BINGHAM. Asserting the committee procedure reminded one of a "modern Spanish Inquisition, with no kind Judge present to say 'that Is not a dignified or proper way to question a senator'," Bingham said efforts ad been made "over and over, again to get me to contradict my testimony." "I was put on the grill," he con tinued. In order that those are opposed to this administration and those who are opposed to In creases in tariff except on agricultural products might have their way." The Connecticut Manufacturers association, he added, never asked for anything that was not needed. "No slush fund was raised," he went on, "yet to listen to all that has been said on this floor it would lead all the Country to point the finger of scorn them." "Every effort was made to play dirty politics." SAYS COMMITTEE "FRAMED" AGAINST HIM. Ths Connecticut senator asserted the committee was "framed against a friend of the administration." He said one member of the committee had used a member of the capltol police force as a chauffeur to drive htm home while ths policeman was still drawing government pay. Senator Blaine, Republican, Wisconsin, a former member of the committee, leaped to bis ft and L-( Continued on Page 2. dl. 1 IliiiiJ A I vfrX til he couldUt BLAZE Invalid Woman Saved When Fire Starts on Roof of Building; Driver Leads Them to Place of Safety Damage Several Hundred Dollars as Water Floods Rooms; Short Circuit in Electric Wiring Blamed Two Invalid women were taken from their rooms In an apartment building at 473 Elllta avenue, In the fashionable apartment district east of Lake Merrltt when fire broke out on the roof of the structure today. They are Mrs. A. A. Pike and Mrs. S. Cummlngs. Both were led from the building by O. H. Bell, driver for Assistant Fire Chief Manning Hasch. The blaze Is believed to have been caused by short circuited electric wiring In the roof of the four-story structure. It has gained con siderable headway before It was discovered and three alarms were sent In, summoning all available upparatus. Fire Chief William G. Lutkey and Assistant Chief Basch commanded the fire fighters, who quickly extinguished the flames. Damage to the roof and several apartments flooded with water was estimated at several hundred dollars. Flames Threaten Block T7" 0 VVll aJ. 1 i tunica, i. uuiu SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28. Fire starting from a defective flus this morning threatened to wipe out a block of frame dwellings in the outer Mission district. The flames, fanned by a heavy wind, wers extinguished only after they had razed two dwellings and damnged a third. Eight companies of fire fighters were called out by a double alarm to combat the conflagration. The fire started In the- home of Mrs. Marie Rocco, 60 Norton street, while she was sitting at breakfaBt with her family. Before firemen could speed to the scene the fire had spread to the home of Louis Lagarmoslno. adjoining, at 64. Norton street, and had swert on to the roof of an untenanted house at 50 Norton street. The Rocco and Lagamosino dwellings were destroyed with loss estimated at 10,000. Two Homes Damaged By Fire in Berkeley BERKELEY, Oct. 28. Fire of undetermined origin, fanned- by a brisk wind, broke out today at 2918 Otis street, spread to a second house at 2916 Otis street, and endangered a third at 2914 Otis street. Quick work of firemen, however, prevented the flames from getting out of control. Damage was about 1200. Fire Chief George Haggerty said. P. M. Forester lives at 2918 Otis uirort. His mother, Mrs. F. M. Forester, lives next door at 2916 Otis street. The third house is occupied by Mrs. R. Jluslng. Akameda Home Damaged By Fire; Others Periled ALAMEDA, Oct. 28. Fire manned by a heavy wind threatened to spread from the home of Mfs. May Bateman, 1571 Lin-coin avenue to adjoining houses today. The blaze started on the roof, apparently from a defective flue, and firemen experienced difficulty In preventing sparks from igniting other dwellings in the vicinity. Damage was estmated at rtoo. Attack on Japan i Premier Foiled TOKYO, Oct. 28. UP) An apparently weak minded Japanese was arrested today after an attempt which police believed was directed against the life of Premier Hamaguchl. The Japanese Jumped to the running board of an automobile leaving the premier's residence with a drawn dagger. The car swerved and he was thrown to the ground where officers picked him up. Four Injured as Chicago Cars Crash CHICAGO, Oct. 28 UP) A mo-torman and three passengers were cut and bruised today when a local elevated train ran into the rear end of a Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee train at the Adams street and Wabash avenue station. The vestibules of the train were crushed and the cars were derailed. Albert Nebalski, motorman of the local train, was cut on the face. 2 Arabs Sentenced To Die for Slaying JERUSALEM. Oct. 28. UP) Two Arams were sentenced to death today and two to ten years hard labor on charges of murdering a Jewess in the recent Moslem-Semitic disorders at pafed. A Sephardim Jew accused of firing at and wounding four Arabs at Jffa wag acquitted because of unreliable evidence. APARTMEN $510143 Bears Busy in Wall Street as Leading Industrial anu Utility Shares Are Sent Downward to Lower Levels Closing of Margin Accounts and Failure of Supporting Influences Given as Rea sons for the Latest Slump NEW YORK, Oct. 28 UP) Banking support rushed to the id of tho stock market early this afternoon proved ineffective, and prices broke sharply to new now levels as heavy liquidation was renewed In the late after-noon. Total sales crossed th 6,000,000 share mark before fl o'clock with the ticker running nearly 1 14 hours behind the market, BY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASFn WIRE TO TRIBUNE NEW YORK, Oot. 28. Wall street was thrown into turmoil again today by another disastrous break in stock prices, which car rled scores of Issues dowh $5 to nearly $45 a share, many of them, below the low levels reached In last Thursday's record-breaking session. Prices slid off steadily from the opening with the ticket falling steadily behind until It was nearly an honr late around the end of tho third hour. Indications were that the day's total would run over 8,000,000 share. TRADERS FORCED TO THROW HOLDINGS OVERBOARD Many traders, large and smalt, who held on last 'week in the ei-pectatlon that bankers would support the market until it had be come stabilized, to cause of their Inability to supply additional margin to protect their rapiaiy dwindling accounts. "Bear" traders, sensing the market's weakness, hammered unmercifully at the high-priced etocks which dropped to nearly $5 a shars between sales. There were no signs of organized support apparent up until ths early afternoon, when the lowest prices of the day were being re. corded. LOW PRICES AND LOSSES COMPARED. Tho following table shows Thursday's low prices, today's low, and the declines from last week's final quotations: Btickt Thura. Low ..160 ..134.11 ..110 ..183 Today'a Low 188.10 166. SO 18S. 80 03 It too 130 801.87 161 141.80 88.80 134.80 193 0T Loia V. 8. Genxril Elaotrhi WMtinahouu Elaot witrn Union Standard Gu Zlta J. I. Cm Underwood Elliott Eaitman Kodak 43 88.71 17 J5 15 an to. II SO 18 tt tl l.8t 4 .8 Allied Chamtcal (66 Jimarioaa Talaphono ...141 American a- For Johni-ManrilU 140 Faoplee Oaa Sot Standard Oil of N. J. 61.88 Amerloan Watar Work! IS 14 Similar breaks took place on 4h New York curb market, and in ths other leading security exchange of the country. Nearly all the large brokerage houses, kept open yesterday to bring their records up to data. A checking up of accounts revealed numerous weak spots, which apt parently were being cleaned out in today's early selling. So drasuo was the decline last week that tens of thousands of accounts wers wiped out of the books altogether, as many as a thousand being eliminated in many of the small bro kerage offices in the small cities of the country, MANY ERRORS ARE STRAIGHTENED OCT All specialists in active stock were ordered to be on hand yesterday to straighten out the error which invariably arise in big markets. Considering the fact that all transactions on the floor of ths exchange are consummated by ths spoken word, with a hastily written memo of ths participating brokers as the only written record, the number of mistakes was surprisingly small. Total sales In the first half hour totaled 816,600 shares, as contrasted with, 660. 100 In the first halt hour of trading Saturday. Several blocks of 000 shares of more changed hands in the early trading, with the ticker faliln thirteen minutes behind the market at the end of the first half hour. LIQUIDATION WAVE SWEEPS CURB MARKET A wave of liquidation also swept over the curb market, that ticker falling nearly forty minutes behind the market before the end of ths first hour. Cities Service, the most active feature, dropped $10 30 t-i 136.75, a new low for the movement, and Electric Bond and Etiara yielded more than $4 in the ear transactions. On the New Tork Stock Tt-change, General Electric dror, (Continued on Page 2. Col. 6.) 'Golden Girl' Installment cn urpiiE coittn 1 v. 2 Others Injured on Way to L. A. After Stanford Game. BY ASSOCIATED MESS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE TULARE, Oct. 28. Tragedy last night rode in the wake of Saturday's football victory of the University of Southern California over Stanford University, and as the result three students of the former Institution are dead today and two others are injured. The tragic ending of what started out as a Joyous return to their homes from Palo Alto came when the five young men lost their way and crashed Into a Santa Fe locomotive one mile west of here. Clifford Schrnm, SI, Los. Angeles, was Instantly killed. bene Thompson, 20, os Angeles, was so seriously injured that amputation of his leg yesterday was followed by death at 1:30 a. m. today. Krwin Bird, 20, also of Los Angeles, suffered a fracture of the skull and other Injuries which caused bis death this morning. The others of the escaped with less serious Injuries, are Walter McCllntock, 21, Los Angeles, lacerations of scalp and hand, and "Bert" Douglas, 20, Are-tesia, shock and bruises. McCllntock and Douglas are still in the hospital here. After stopping in Tulare for dinner lust night, the five collegians resumed their homeward Journey, but took the wrong road, going westward along the Corcoran highway. Their car was struck by a locomotive which was pulling a caboose Into Tulare. New Coalition Ministry of 'Left' Waits Decision of Socialists. PRESS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE PARIS. Oct. 28. Edouard Dala-dler, Radical-Socialist leader, told President Doumergue today he wag continuing his task of forming a ministry, but must await formal decision of the Soclalisas to collaborate or not with him before proceeding further. The decision, he said, would be made tonight at the session of the national council of the Socialist party, which is headed by Leon Blum. While generally political circles considered M. Daladier already had assurance of a favorable vote, the national council session promised a hot debate, sines some of the leaders of the party earnestly opposed taking the power unless In complete control themselves. BRIAN TVS ACCEPTANCE TO WIN GROUP VOTES. The cabinet Dnlndlcr will propose to President Doumergue to succeed that of Aristlde Brland, resigned last week, probably will have the most highly leftist complexion France has ever known. Of as great Importance as the Imminent advent of, such a socialist government was announcement of acceptance of the foreign affairs portfolio by Brland, who has held that post in successive cabinets of Raymond Polncare and In his own. Deladler's supporters expect Brland's Inclusion In the cabinet would bring from 60 to 60 votes from the 'moderate groups In parliament. These, plus the 124 radicals votes and the 101 Socialist votes, votes, will give Daladier a workable If slim majority. DALADIER SLATED FOR INTERIOR, POST. There was much speculation to day as to the composition of the Daladier cabinet. It was believed he would retain the all Important Interior portfolio in addition to the premiership. Some expected many LjiJtches to develop between the In the distribution of the various posts. There was possibility Daladier would announce his cabinet late Tuesday, or early Wednesday, and would go before the chamber oi deputies with It Thursday. Ship From Coast Aground Off Island BY UNITED PBESS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE NEW YORK, Oct. 28. The 9000 ton freighter Oakmar, lumber laden from Pacific const for New York, went aground near Castls Island, Bahamas, Sunday, and the Merrltt Chapman and Scott tug Warbler put out of Key West last night to assist, according to advices here today. The Oakman left Fortla-rl Sep-tember 22 and Los Angeles October 10 on its way to New York. Clemenceau and Poincare Improve BY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE PARIS. Oct. 27. Improvement was reported today In the condition of both Raymond Poincare and Georges Clemenceau, former French premiers. M. Clemenceau. It was announced, had a good night's rest and seemed better than any time in the last two weeks. A bulletin issued by M. Poln-care's physicians stid he was convalescent. IP I IT Considerable Damage Done to Power Lines; Numerous Firea Started. A freak windstorm rattled and buffeted things in general In the bay district last night and this morning. Most serious damage was the crippling of power, telephone and electric light service in several places. Navigation, both bywater and air. was mad risky for small craft, and the wind lured several small yachts In San Francisco bay to drag thplr anchors and "play hookey." Wind velocity reached a climax of forty-one miles an hour, measurement, at the Oakland airport early this morning, tempering down to thirty miles nn hour at 10:80 o'clock. In the upper alrr, according to D. M. Little, associate meteorologist at the airport, the wind warn ripping along at much greater speed, making flfly miles an hour at an altitude of 4000 feet. The record wind velocity for the day was reported from Redding eighty miles an hour at an altitude of 8000 feet. HIGH VELOCITY FOR THIS SEASON This is considered an unusually high velocity for this season of the year, according to Little. The first puff of wind blown from the capacious cheeks of old Boreas arrived without warning Just before sunset lust night, causing a small tidal wave on Lake Merrltt. Scores of persons, out on the lake In small boats and canoes, found their crnft suddenly seized and hurled up on the eastern shore. As It waa low tide, there was nothing for them to do but get out, climb up the muddy bank, and go home. Attendants had a busy time Inter, when the wind subsided, getting the boats back to the municipal hoathouse. Just as a trl-motored Maddux air liner, with two pilots and ten passengers aboard, took for IOs Angeles this morning at Alameda airport, a gust of wind lifted the heavy craft off the after a ISO-foot run. Normal run for this type of plane Is from S50 lo 1000 feet. airport officials declared. BREEZES PROPEL PLANES ON TRIP Air line companies hoped to profit from the wind through pros-pectjve record times to be made on" southerly coast runs. Electric light, power and telephone service was temporarily crippled at Nlles, and the southbound highway was blocked when the wind blew down a power pole and wires. The pole fell across the southern approach of the Alameda creek bridge. High tension wires spread In a snnrl across the highway, and local authorities Immediately established a patrol to prevent motorists and pedestrians from approaching the danger too closely. The barrier was removed and service resumed after an hour's work by telephone and 1 wer company crews. The gale was blowing twenty to thirty miles an hour off the coast from Point Reyes to Point San Luis, according to reports received by the San Francisco Marine Exchange. The pleasure launch C-102 drag-gr Its anchors from the foot of Van Ness avenue, San Francisco, end drifted into the buy. TELEGRAPH COMPANY'S WIRES DOWN IN 8. F. The Postal Telegraph company reported Its San Francisco telephone wire out of service all morning. Unconfirmed reports were received that telephone wires were down between Antloch and Oakland, as well as between Oakland and Inverness. Telephone employees were checking thess reports. The wind that swept the Alameda tldelands near Webster street, caused discomfiture to mo-via the Posey tube. They had to battle a miniature sandstorm while driving past the open stretch, and drivers were forced to proceed at snail's pace to avoid accidents. Cafe Owner Shot Down by One of His Closest Friends as War Renewed. SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 28. Tong guns, quiet since the Hip Lsings and On Leongs signed their truce a year ago, flamed anew in Chinatown today and a Chinese restaurant operator was killed by a man who had been one of his closest friends. The dead man was Lau Jok Ping, 38, one of the partners in the Hang Far Low cafe, one of the most famous resorts in Chinatown. The assassin, other Chinese told Sergeant George Manlon. head of the police Chinatown squad, was Lee Chew, a waiter in the establishment. Lee, It was said, waited at the head of the stairs leading into the restaurant until Lau appeared this morning. As Lau walked up the1 steps. Lee sent six bullets Into his body, and threw the empty revolver after his victim as the dead man fell backward down the incline. The shooting, police declared, was the result of internal dissension in one oi the most powerful tongs. Manion went Into conference with tong chieftains and posted a special guard of police In the Chinese quarter In an effort to prevent a retaliatory outbreak. MAN SLAIN IN S.F. TQNG WAR Theater King, Guilty of Criminal Attack on 17-Year-Old Dancer, Silently Mops Floor of Jail Cell Sentence of 1 to 50 Years Faced Ky Magnate Set to Appear Friday; Finish Fight' on Verdict Mapped LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28. UP) Haggard from a sleepless night, Alexander Pantages, theater multimillionaire, convicted last night of a statutory offense against Eunice Prlngle, 17-year-old dancer, today followed county' Jail routine and laid plans to carry on his fight for freedom. At his request, a Jail hospital Interne gave him a sleeping potion last night. "But I could not sleep Just kept worrying," Pantages said today. What did the Jury mean by that word 'clemency'," he asked. When told that It was an appeal for mercy, Pantages brightened, but became dejected again when It was further explained that the court could but send him to prison for the one to fifty years prescribed by law. "I got a raw deal," he declared. "The Jury should not have convicted a yellow dog on the evidence agulnst me. But I'm going to nsk for a new triul and I think I'll get it. If I don't my attorneys are going lo appeal, lie will win that." PANTAGES SILENTLY MOPS JUS CELL nurine the morning the man who had made the beginning of a fortune In the resorts of the Yukon was given a bucket and mop and tnld to clean up his cell. Pantages had been unable to eat Jail food, ho said, and an ornnge and. apple he had brought from the Jail store went untoucnea. "Like the old times up In Alaska, Isn't It?" a cell mnte asked as the theater magnate moped. Pantages did not answer. After deliberating slightly more than 63 hours after being given the case at 4:17 p. Friday, the Jury of seven women und five men at 9:29 o'clock Inst night returned a verdict of guilty, demanding a sentence to state's prison. Next morning was set by Superior Judge. Charles W. Frlcke for the imposing of sentence. The minimum and maximum length of.the sentence, which must be set by the prison board following one year's service, may be determined somewhat by the Jury's recommendation that clemency be extended. He will rcmnln in Jail pending action on motions for a new trliil nnd appeals, which will be mndc at the time of sentencing Friday. His trio of attorneys quoted Psn-tages as declaring he would "fight it out" to the Miss Prlngle, likewise, was not In court when the verdict was read. Reached In her room in a downtown hotel where she has lived with her mother. Lewis Prlngle, during the "trial, ihe girl expressed satisfaction over the verdict and recommendations of the Jury. EUNICE PRINGLE GLAD OF VKKDICT. am very glad of the result, and so glad that the whole Jr-dld thing Is over," she said. "I hare felt all along thnt only a verdict of guilty conic" be returned. I told the truth on the witness stand, and feel that I did my duty." William F. Vellage, Juror number 2, a retired railroad man, said eight ballots were taken in all. He said the first 10 to 2 vote was found in the second ballot Saturday, and the first to 1 vote in the first ballot Sunday. Mrs. William Ingles, the alternate, who was placed on the panel ths day before the trial closed, and Mrs. Lotta C. Stelner, the Juror who complained of being ill, were the Jurors Who voted with Mrs. Ul-rich on The early ballots. Mrs. Ingles said she was the first of the three to swing over. Apparently much dejected, but never uttering a complaint, Pan- Continued on Page 2, Col. I Soviet Atheists Plan Campaign Against Religion I TTtTOSCOVr, Oct A fur. ther campaign aiainst religion waa pronounced by 700 delegatea attending the first Moscow Provincial Congreas of Atheists which opened here today. Among those elected honorary members were Madame Lenin, Stslin Voroshiloff, Kalinin, Molot-off snd kubUhev. Declaring that religionists are becoming more srtive and that 42 per eent of workers in Moscow trade unions are religious, M. Yarojpivtky, head of the militant Atheist society of the Soviet onion, urged delegates to redouble tVi'ir effnrt to kill rlieinn. ROME, Oct. 28. UP) Prince Bernhard von Buelow, once called Germany's "second Bismarck," died at 6:60 a. m. today at the villa left him by his wife, the former Italian Princess Maria Beccadelll of dl Bologna, with whom he eloped in 1888. He was 80 years old. Tho prlnco had been HI for several days, although It was not until he contracted a heavy cold lost week his condition won regarded as serious. He had been weakened with grief at his wife's death last January, OFTEN DEFENDED COURSE OF EMPEROR Prince von Buelow was a former ambassador to Italy, and held other diplomatic posts In Europe. In 1900 he was made chanceflor, and subsequently was put often to appearances before the relchstag in defense of the Emperor. He was said after an Interview by the Emperor with the London Dally Telegraph In October, 1908, to have broken Wllhelm'a pride, demanding and receiving from him a promise to curtail the royal tongue. He retired from the chancellorship in 1909. He married the Italian Princess dl Bologna In 1888, eloping with her when she was the wife of his chief, the Count von Doenhoff, at tho Prussian legation at Dresden. The scandal excited by the event was a long time in clearlhg. LASH WITH EMPEROR WINS CHANCELLOR, FAME, One of the best remembered Incidents of Prince von Uuelow's power behind the throne Is his triumph in curbing the impulsive utterances 'of his emperor, William II. This crisis was in the fall of 1908. It came to a head when the London Telegraph published an interview In which the emperor was credited, among other indiscreet things, with having said that a majority of ths German people were hostfle to Great Britain. It brought a fire of criticism, not only from England, but from his own people down upon his own head. After a conference with the Von Buelow told the Reichstag that the emperor would henceforth "observe that strict reserve, even in private conversation, which is equally indespenslble in the interest of a uniform policy and for the authority of the crown." He added that In a contrary case, neither he nor any successor could assume the responsibility The emperor took the lesson seriously to heart. Prince von Buelow was classed second only to Bismarck and as the outstanding figure in the history of directions. Firemen checnea ine blaze Just as it reached the house and apparently had succeeded In saving the residence. The home of Frank E. McGurrin, adjoining Sequoyah Country club, was entirely surrounded by fire and verythlng waa packed In readiness to move out. Firemen dashed In and told Mrs. Mctlurrin to move her household belongings out and they offered to aid her but she stopped them. The fire was brought under control in the vicinity of the McGurrin residence, but moved toward the hills back cf It, where several other residences were in danger. The fire also swept toward Oak Knoll. WATER KEPT PLAYING WYCKOFF RESIDENCE William H. Wyckoff, real estate dealer living in the Sequoyah hills district, played water over his residence all afternoon despite the fact that his place was considered out of danger by the fighters. His home waa a block from the edge of the blaze at 2:20 o'clock. Smoke was so thick he was un-abls to report on damage inflicted in the locality. He said he had heard that two homes within a half mile of his had burned to the ground. "I find that the flames broke out In five places simultaneously," he said. 'That could not happen by accident. Someone ran through the fields with a torch, touching it to piles of dry grass." Ths flames were driven by the wind up the slopes of the hills Into dry brush. They advanced rapidly through ths rifle range of the National Guard in Douglas canyon. Lieut. Harry Holloway was forced to turn loose to shift for themselves in ths blazing hills 55 horses held at the range for use of a national guard cavalry regiment. The flames were continuing their advance. The army of fighters, who believed they had the conflagration under control when it split to surround the the Sequoyah club, found Ks efforts still futile when the wal lot flames was reunited southward of the resort. The wind freshened about 2:30 and the flames broken forth again with new fury. The fire had its origin about 10 a. m. in the corporation yard of the Realty Syndicate on Redwood road opposite the projection of Fifty-fifth avenue. Houghton Sawyer, deputy state fire warden, declared that the fire had the unmistakable marks of a fire bug's work. One small barn on the rifle range was believed to have been burned. FLAMES SCRROIND COl'NTRY CI. IB The flames threatened no serious damage until they swept oil the country club, leaping the road, the wall of fire advuncod to withlo ten feet of the clubhouse before It was halted by (the desperate efforts or a group of thirty club members who (Continued on Page 2, Col. 6.) con-lfierman statesmanship. He was less whoidarlnsr and Independent than the great Iron Chancellor more cautious and versatile bnt none the less masterful. SERVED GERMAN AT MANX COIRTS. His rise was a surprise to Germany. Born in 1849, the son of Bernhardt Ernst von Buelow, who was one of Bismarck's most faithful henchmen, he served in the Franco-Prussian war, and then In the diplomatic service. As an attache of the Prussian legation at Dresdon he fell in love with the wife of his chief, and eloped with her. She was the Italian Princess Maria Beccadelll dl Bologna who had become the Countess von Doenhoff. During ths next IS years he moved from one European court to another. It was while ambassador to Rome in 1897 that he waa surprised to learn that the emperor himself had ordered his appointment as secretary of state for foreign affairs. In this pest be became chiefly respor.sii tor jollcy of coionUl

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