Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on June 4, 1926 · Page 1
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VOLUME XXrX. No.. 181. una Weekly -Reslater. EctaUlBhcd 18(7. lOLA, KAN., FRIDAY ATTORNEY IRKS CHIEF WALSTON QUKSTIOX L\ SMITH TRIAL BROIjitiHT RESPPKSE., CASE TO lURY TODAY ! ! ' ' • • KANSAS LHTY MAX ACCITSED OF EXPRESS CHEQUE FRAUD. DefTOse Fought TIgoron(|Iy ET»ry Moment of-Trial in tbt District Court. ^ "I've as clean a record any man in Kansas City." Ike "B. Walsfon,: chief of police at Wichita, .and former chief of detectives at Kansas City, wtw te$- tIf>inB In district court herjB this morning. He was a witneis fot th^ State ;ln the rase against William Henj-y Smith, charged with forgery in connection with the cashing of; an American ExpreaJs company traveler's cheque. • .Walstbn glared at G. B. Silverman, Kansa."! City attorney, as tjie lawyer, evidently trying to mliil-r ; mize the police chiefs testimony : against Smith, Inquired whether ' Walston was discharged at Kansas City. ' i' ; . •'Were you; dropped froth ttie force or discharged " Silverman anked. "Discharged," answered Wal- FtOD. ' Turning to the judge, Walaton said~: ' "Your hohor. I would like to maJ<e a stittement explaining this dls-'charge.'i; Judge Cuilison ruled that Walston might make the Btatement. Silverman objected. "1 don't, want to have to f send to Kansas'City," the lawyerjsaid. intimating that he might bet ablb to dig up something "on" Walston. ""1 don't kiiow what I might find In the record there,' 'the Idwyer , contlnupd. Walston plainly was peeved. It •was then that he leaned forward 'and declared vigorously that he hjid "as.elean a record as any man in i Kansas City." Attorney Silverman moved that thi^ Walston statement be stricken from the record and the. motion was .sustained by Judge Cullisbn who j>aid the declaration was silf-serv- ing. If the; chief cared to make a statement :cxplaining any charges or declaring there were none when he' wa.i TJelleyed from" the Kansas -City police department, he could do so. : . ., County Attorney .Miller came to Walston's relief. ; "You may state,. Mr. W^alston, whether there any cause given , when you wdre Relieved from duty as chief of detectives." "No cause igive.n," jWalston adld. A Political Change. "Was there a ppiitical change In , Kansas City at the time you were ^ relieved from duty in the detective 'department?" : ' "Tht!ro was." : , Chief WalsioB retired fi^m tho .stand with the state as- fierting iyin testimony unimpeached and -the. defense claiming that Walston was 'prejudiced. The Wichita chiot had testified that the reputation of William Henry Smith for truth and verai;11y- was • bad in- Kansas City. Chief Walston denied'that detectives liad "broken into" the - Smith home in tho city as a defense witness hUd Kwiirn. • Walston said the Smith home was unlocked and that .he had • . ^"arched • it tor trace of express i-onipany cheques., stolen; from, a tbank in north Kansas City. '• Evidetitly. much depended in the estimation lof the lawyers on the weight tlie Jurors attached to Chief Walston's ; testimony. The cWef was' lip to rebut the testimony of several Kansas City, men, given by deposition, that Smith's reputation in his home community was good. .Smith's fath. was with the ;jury ^ late tills afternoon after the State had pre.sented evidence to . show thitt dj ^f^ndant had cashed at'lea^t two of fhe cheques, one at the Hiii:?holdt National Baiik, signing the name, "J; M. Jonea." The state claims -J. "AI.- Jones is a mythical • character. , Th^ defense says J. M. '.Junes i.s. real and thdt, Smith ob- ihined the cheques from Joiies as .KeiMirlty. tor a loan. ' i Smith has been In jail almost a year. i • i tHE WEATHEB FOR KAKSAS—VosUr fair tc. iiight and SsturdaT boti witb some doqdinetsi; ''. rising! * temperature Satnrdar. ^ Temperature—Highest yesterday 75, at II p. m.; lowest last night ? 7 at 7 a. m.: normal for today,-71; eficlency yesterday 5:- excess Since January Ist, 182 degrees; this date last:year—highest 88; lowest 73.-' • • i Precipitation for the 24 hourb landing at 7 a. m. today, .00; total for this year to date, 11.76; deficiency since January 1st 3.08 inches. ' • Relative humidity at 12 noon yesterday. 25 per cent; 7 a. m. today, 87 per cent; barometer reduced to sea level, 30.13 Incbesi ;Sua rises 5:00 a. m.; seU 7:41 p. m. " ( j Roads and Weather Eraewhere. Cloudy, roads goQ4: Kansas City, Emporia, Hutchinson. Sallna, Coffeyville, Arkansas City, Ottawa, to- peka. Cloudy, roads soft: Pitta- burg. -J BEEBE IS GOVERNOR PAULE.N OUT OF STATE, SECRE- I'ARY ACTS. Designation Xegal and Lear^ Lt.. Goremor^^D. A.'N. Chase Ont of It - (By the AsBOclHted Pres.<i> Topeka, Kan., Juno:4. .— Kansas was without-: a governor today. Governor and Mrs. Paulen left last night for .CaHfornia, wher^ the gfovernor will attend the meeting of national good roads association r.t Santa Monica. He left his. private secretary, Charles H. Beebe ct Neodesha, as acting governor. ilr. Beebe was unable to explain this morning why he instead of the Lieutenant Governor D. A. N. Chase of Pleasanton was designated as the acting governor. He asked the attorney-general to inform |iim whether a law or a custom governed| the selection. .After studying the question for three .quarters of an hour,- Captain NVilliam A. Smith, assistant^ attorney general, said the'Kansas law pi^ovides that the lieutenant governor shall succeed to the execn- ti*! office only in the'event of the death, permanent disability or Impeachment, of the governor. Consequently, the governor, oii" leaving the^ state, has the rif bt to appoint some person: to sign official documents, except bills passed by the legislature. Captain Smith declared. The gubernatorial' secretary usually is selected becaOse of his familiarity with matters pending t>efore th^ govertior. . i Mr. Beebe!. is acting as chief executive of Kansas under Governor riauien'a commission. Although in California, Qovernor Paulen will remain responsible for-any >aftion taken by his substitute. JOHN BROWN HERE ; TOMORROW NIGHT CONCERT SEASON IS . OPENED BY lOiA BAND Large Crowii Attended IhifBal Program and Erijoyed E rerj i>amber. . "rile openitig band concert of the .•summer season, given in court- hoiiM- (Kirk ijy tho' Iqla band last nlglii was attended and appreciated by a very hiYgo : crowd of music lovcFs. .Many canie from surrounding towns. ' .., 'I-I{<! itrogratii Was particularly ciijciyaljle litiil arrangndl >\iy director Jojiii V, Uol »<Mt}( lnclU (iod :Hnle (:tinnfl plAiitud, to ptiiuMf nil fijncloH. ! 1 Till-' (ioDccrt si 'HHon- a dullghll to the •people of iho eommunUy ni)<l tho. fact that inia haa a bitnil of. HO t<tilf*ndld anintry Is a source of mucljt pride and HBtlMfBCtion, Mrti. J, L. Haver of UlrmlnRhnnL Ala... arrived yesterday to lipcnd the stimnier with hcr^ sister. Mirs. U. H.; .N'lcbOils i and niece, Mrs. F. \y. Sherjrtood. 413 South Washlng- fbn avenue. Mrs. Haver spent laat miner : here and her friends will l^ glad to see^her. again. Famous Eramreiist to Speait in the First .>^»thodli»t (Church With I So Chargeu Evangelist John ' E. Brown, of Sulphur Springs. Arkansaa,, who conducted ia .neries of revival meetings hei^e. wil? return to loin, for a lecture on) next Salurilay night, June 5th .! Mr. Brown Is touring tho country at the present tline, giving his famous'lecture, entitled, "America's Startling .N'eed." He Is visiting 36 .of the towns and cities it! the vicinity of lola. On this tour .Mr. BrOjWn visits Neosho, Joplln, Webb City, Carthage. Pittsbitrg; GI- rard. Fort Scott, Chanute, Yates Center. , Elborado, Hutchltison, Wichita and a number of nearby cities. Jiist before beginning the present;lecture.tour. Mr. 'Brown complettd two very successful tabernacle 'meetings- In Sacramento, California, and in Santa Rosa, Oal- ifornia.Ile al.<»o finished a tabernacle meeting in At^gusta. Georgia. In addition to being,,one of the oiltstanding evangelistk of America.^ Johtf'Brown is also qiiite w^ii known as an educator. He; is president :of four schools and colleges at Siloam Springs, Arkansas atid at Sulphur Springs, Arkansas. At 18 years of age, John Brown was breaking limestone, and wheei- iiig It In a wheel; barrow. He had only completed the fifth grade ;In the public schools. He was riot known outside of the little community in which he lived. Today, every state in the union: has heard of John ferown from Arkansaw. The story of his life, of his early slruggles, and his final' success read like a romance. His hundreds of frienlda here in lola will be glad to. hear Mr. Brown again. He will be iiet-e just for one night, .and wUt speak at tbcj First Methodist church. The famous Log Cabin -Band, composed o,f 12- students from the John Uria.wn Schools will be with hini, and will play several^ selections. . No admission will bo uhargnd for the lecture, but free will offering will be t^Kon. ICveryono is given a hearty InvitatlQii to lie present. Ituv. Ralph Itadur, Mr. Ilrown's indvanco niun, wait In tho olty today, makliiK-ilnarurritngomontu for. Mr.; llrown'M visit. Klimlnat« Rail Crossing. (Ry th« Ajian<i|i|tc<) pri>lw) Topeka, Kan.. J^tinc 4.—Tho sfatjj highway commission approved today the expenditure of 1.10,000 for the elimination of a railway crossing iiear Chetopa. in Labette county. The Missouri, Kansas * Texas railroad jwlll bear a part .of the expense. ' ^ • ARCHITECT BARS WIFE FROM VILLA FRANK L. WHITE IS C0STB8T WITH ESTRANGED WIFE. . lAy SIEGE~wiTH STONE REFUSED ADMISSION, WIFE .LAUNCHES FUSILLADE. Monteiiegrlni Dancer Has Alienated : Hnsband,'Mrs. White Declares. (By the Associated Press) Spring Green, Wis.. June 4,— Frank Llyod "Wright, noted architect, who has barred his estranged wife, Miriam Noel Wright, from his .villa. Taliesen. near here,, was arrested today on a peace warrant obtained by his wife. He was released shortly afterward on advice otfi. S-JBoardman. district attorney of'iowa count/. • ~The embattled portals of Taliesen which twice yesterday : withstood assaults of Mrs. Wright^ iseeking refuge beneath the roof of- her husband who failed ten days ago in an effort to divorce her, swung back last night to'admit the architect Hastening home from the east. Wright wafi prepared today, for a state of siege,, in wttich, be said, neither word nor Warrant. would avail to make him opeh' hi» irome to his wife. • ' Moving to new methods of forcing entrfance to her husband's mansion, Mrs. Wflght sought legal aid in compelling- the protection iof the home she left three months after her dramatic marriage to the architect in 1923. Housed i^ithln' Tallesen's walls. Mrp. Wright charges, is Olga Milan- oir. house keeper for Wright and a Montenegrin dancer. Since Wright failed to win a divorce he bah been in the east.' Y'esterday Mrs. W^right went to the gates of the estate and detneind- qd entrance, aribed with a warrant for .Mine. MilandlT and a peace bond for her husband. The padlocktd portal's barred j her path,' and _a deputy sherllf ivho was permitted to .enter reportjed that bis Search for Muie. Milanoff was fruitless. I >8y $)iege With Stones. Accosting the care taker, Mrs. Wright demanded that h^ admit her, but he declined, adamant at the tirade she launched at him and two guards. 'Angered and weeping, she shattered with atones the glass In two large signs, announcing "positively no admittance," and returned to Spring Green, renewing her assertion that "I 'm -going to get in there tonight" A physician adyaed" the 54 -year- old wonlala-: not to - exert, herself further, but to take legal steps if she still desired entrance. "The courts:. The Conrts!" she answered. "Wait eternally for the courts and starve to death meanwhile! I have no money, no place to go but Taliesen—and they won't let me in." Again' she went to Taliesen at dusk and approached the rear gate, leaving her car: where it had to stop becausQ a" cart was tipped across the rbad.:.. Agjain ;she came to an Iron barrl<h- and the guards. Entreaties were iln valnivand she returned to a Spring G ^een hotel. Mrs. Weight obtained the peace warrant yesterday upon her statement that Wright had threatened to do her bodily harm. It was learned that Mr. Wright arrived at -Taliesen some time last evening. He was standing oi) the hill top \^tching the proceedings as his wife staked, her two sensational assaults upon the villa. Another development In the case came this morning when it was discovered that Olga Milanoff, Montenegrin danzeuse, with whom Wright is charged by his wife with an affair, was at Taliesen until yesterday morning when' She fled. It is believed she took the 7:30 train into Madison. No trace of her has been jMMad. . 'ii , ?, BRUNER/INiUlff^MAY 1 ^ PROVE TO BE GRAVE G,/JUNE 4, 1926. YEP,iirS ftARD to TEACH *EM NEW TRICJg. Soeoeasor to The lola Dallr Reiteter. Tba Tola ;Dall7 Record and Tola' Daily. Index. EIGHT PAGES STATS BESTS CASE. Cbarges of Wlbiess . Tampering, j ^e Br Kansas Conrlct, f (5y the: Aasoclated Press) J - Piawhuska. Okla., June.4.—T^e state rested its case today in the trial of Ernest Bnrkhart, charged with the death of W. E. Smith, I'Osage county rancher. • : Ernest . , kSiirWiarl toolE the atantt-ln Ws fi MINOR DAMAliF own d^eiae as the witness'for «?P'*"'* IBlttUft UAmAWi defense. . , » . Charges, of^ witness tampering ,wereindde^st before the state iTnaitea'iia'case. i,Prom the witness stand. John Itayo, convict at the Kansas.state penitentiary, accused J. M. Springer, defense lawyer, of attempting to bribe Mrs. Maya to prevent him from testifying at tjie trial. * The charges were stricken from, the record bat Jtidge ^esse Wpr- teu' said he would appoint a com- mitte^ to investigate theny Ratify Locarno Treaty. (By the Associated Press) Paris, June 4.—^The French senate today ratified - the ; Locarno agreements by a vote of 272 to 6. Xessnre Goes To Senate Where CoiiglderableSDelay In Action :> May Ensae. BRITONS WIN PLAY AMERICANS LOST AT GOLF ON ^TENTWORTH LINKS. Miss Helen Wills, American Tennia Champion, Stricken III and • Under Knife. (Bjr the Aasoclate .d Press) Wentworth, Eng., June'4.—^Abe Mitchell and George Duncan defeated Jim Barnes and Walter Hagen, 3 and 2, in the 36 hole foursome play constittiting today's play In the international professional golfers' tournament. Ted Ray and Fred Robson, Brit­ ishers, defeated Cyril, Walker and Fred McLeod. 9, and 8^ Miss Waddels Wins. Wichita, Kan., June 4.—Miss Mar­ garet'Waddels, Hutchinson^ shot a 79 to defeat Mrs. E.. G. Endres, Wichita, in the semi-flnal round of the Kansas women's golf tournament, 7 and 6 here today. Par for the course l» 79: In the other bracket }Irs. Tom Elcock won over Miss Billy Critea, Topeka high school girl. 6 and 5. Mrs. Elcock; who is a former state champion shot an 83. Miss WaddelB and Mrs. Elcock win meet in the finals tomorrow afternoon. FINE FOR JACK WILSON. Man Injured In Runaway Received Dangerous Rlow -to Spine, R|;port Says. M. Bruner," lola man injured two days ago when his team t^k fright along a railroad right-of-way in East lola, dumping him out against an embankment, 'was removed .to the home of a relative, Mrs. Charles HuQamen. 317 S. State yesterday afternoon. Physicians say that Mr. Bniner's condition is very serious. An injury to the spine is regarded as threatening the most dangerous complication. ' i To Head Wichita Health Boaid. (By the 'As .soclato! Press) Wichita, Kan-, June 4-—Dr. M. O. .Vyberg.former secretary of the state board of health. Is to become head of the Wichita board of health, it was learned today. ] Dr. Nyl)org, who is now head of the county board of health of Ottawa county,, expects to m<)ve to Wichita within a; toW weeks. Ho was born near; Mayllcid, ^ansas. In I8S7. n'celvcd his schooling: at Welllnglnn, Ills collegiate training at thu Kansas state agricultural colti-gu nt iMnnhattan and his modluul irninlDg. at tho University of Georgia. *' Dj. Nyborg will succioed Dr. D. H, Cooper, who has not ahnouiicod his plans. ! irmiM IN WASHINGTON. I^arm relief is' before 'senate. House winds up rivers and harbors bin fight. , .Sei;>ate campaign' expenditures committee;is calle<d. * Miss wiiu Is nu Paris, June 4.—Miss Helen Wills, American- tennis champion, who was entered in the International hard court tennis championship here, became ill today and was sent to a hospital. The California tennis star, after being admitted to the American hospital late today, underwent an operation for appendicitis. Miss Wills was scheduled to make her first appearance In the tournament today against the Dutch player. Miss K. Bbuman. but the match .was postponed until to- hmoi^row when it was found that .Miss Wills was indisposed. Suzanne Lenglen, recognized as the women's: world champion, also has been ill' recently, has entered In the hard court championships imd ii had been hoped that she and Miss Wills would clash again during the tournament. While it has not yet been officially announced it is understood that Miss Wills has scratched from the hard court tournament Shrlnkasre )n Brokerage Loans. • (By the Associated Press) New 'Vork, June 4.—A shrinkage of $68,317,995 in Ibrokerage .loans held by New^iTork stock exchange members took place in May, the exchange announced today. Total borrorwings at the end of the month were $2,767,400,514, compared with $2.S35,718,509 at the end of April and $3,.535,.S90,321, the peak figure reached in Februaty. ; , BMce Di8tarbanc« Ca^ In Justice Litmet's Canrt. Charged with disturbing, the peace by boisterous conduct at the skating rink west of the city. Jack Wilson entered a plea, of guilty in the court of Justice J. Marshall Lamer today and waa fined $5 and; costs. Wilson was committed, to jail in defaiilt of payment. Neal Derby entered a plea of not guilty to the peace disturbance charge. Hia hearing -waa set for June 10 and he was released on bond In the sum of 1200. ' ^ SOO Bushels of Kafir Corn Mr. C. J. Seyffer of Plqua lost count of the farmers who planted Ihemselves on his place after he planted an ad in the classified section of The Daily Register. Farmers as well as many others read the, classified ads, thiis keeping on the alert for the offerings found, there. Certainly a great many, soli-tillers read Mr. Seyffer'a ad in which he mentioned five hundred bushels of corn for sale for these agriculturists came from all parts of the country and before they left had purchased every bushel.' Those who read—buy. Let tho many readers of Register classified ads know what you have to aell. ,. . , Call 18 and ask for an ad-taker. Stai a XldsUpmai^ (By th» Associated Press) Annapolis.. Md.. June 4.—As . a result of his refusal to take the oath oT allegiance to the United States and accept an ensign's com^ mission. Earl B- Zfrkle; of Garden City, Kansas^ graduated yesterday from the naval academy today was aboard the battleship New. Tork, still a midshipman. He was under orders to participate, in the annual cruise of the lower-classmen. Zirk- le'a refusal of a commission was due, he said, to an increasing distaste, for naval Jlfe. E. C. McDonald, Actor,^Dead. Topeka. June 4.—Eugene C; McDonald, 41. actor, died unexpectedly here, because of,heart disease- He was a member of the Wadell Players, a stock company, in> which his wife, Doliie Day. has been playing the leading feminine parts. Two daughters, Paul&e McDonald, of Wichita, and Jean;McDonald, of Topeka, also survive; Burial will be Moiulay at GIrard; Kansas. Nortiiweistern University ^laris to have ita new stadium ready for f (X )tball gaiqes by next Fail. Southeast Kansas Grains Men, Here in Convention, Chepk Up on Rates and on Shii^ping ; 1 {he state grain dealers astociaOoa presided and presented Mr. P. E. Taylor, division freight agent for the Santa Fe, who gave ah addresti on eqniproent required by grain d'salora and how equipmnnt is aup- pllod. F, T. Agnes, of Parsoha, repi'e- •enting the Katy: and O. E. Forrester, representing tho Missouri Pacific, delivered addresses which treated the matter of grain shippers equipment. ' ' William Mnrphy. of Kansas aty. furnished the .humor for the occa slon. ; The annual: business meeting followed the banquet at the Fort- tend.. • Southeast Kans'as grain dealers assembled in lola yesterday afternoon for their annual dinner *and cunforenco. E. J. Smiley, of Topeka, secretary, of tho Kansas as- ifociution, gave the principal lid- drcss and the dinner which, climaxed a very helpful and Interesting program was given at the Hotel Portland. An outstanding featoro of. the iafternoon an address by John Baker, of Topeka, traffic manager for the Kansas gk-ain- dealers as- eociatlon. Mr. Baker's address dealt with the shipment of grain in such a manner as to, avoid loss and claims of all kinds'. H. £. Rhodes, vice president of NO MORE "HOT" am SEARCH FOR AIMEE MePHER. SON FUTILE SO FAR. Bouquet Canyon Yields No Infer BuUion and Blind Lawyer Falls\ • In Claim. Los^^ By the Associated Press) "^Angeles, June 4. T —Police investigating the disappearance of Almee Semple McPherson, missing evangelist sUted today without a single "hot" clue having developed ovenight^ Unlike yesterday when tho entire day was spent . in. mnnlng^ down false leads,'offlcers had hot a new angle to work on. Furdier action awaits the return of Captain of Detectives Herman Cllne, who is in San Francisco investigating, among other things, a letter mailed from there stating that Mrs. McPherson woiild be returned for a ransom of |500,(k)0. A search of Bouqiiet Canyon late yesterday in response to a scravrl'ed note calling for^help was completely without result while the claim of R. A. McKlnley, a blind Long* Beach lawyer, that he repfesented two men who said that they", could deliver: the missjng pastor for'the 125,000 reward recently offered by Mrs. Minnie Kennedy, Mrs. Mcpherson's mother, also was all but elhninated. McKlnley first said that he had met the men and given them a list of questions from Mrs. Kennedy foi: them to take to her daughter, but later admitted that he hi^d not Mrs. Kennedy, who has steadfastly-maintained that her daughter drowned when she dropped from sight while surf, bathing at Ocean Park. May 18. declared last night that she had abandoned all hope of ever recovering, the body. She said, however, that the search will be continued. M'GINLEY BAHKIS . adSED'iir BOARD Frontenao Flnanciill Dtstltntlon Had Bankers* President Aq Cashier. (By the Associated Press) Topeka, Kans., June 4.—^The Frontenac State Bank, of which P. J. McGinley president of the Kansas State Bankers' Association, is cashier, .' closed today' by its board of directors. A telegram from J. S. Pattern, president to Roy L._Bpne,^ State bank commissioner, did not state the cause of the failure. Mr. Bone sent P. V. Miller, a state bank examiner, to Frontenac to take charge of the instjtu- Uon. Frozen Loans the Canse. Frontenac. Kans., June 4.—The Frontenac State Bank has • been closed because of "froxpn loans.' J. S. Patton. president of the bank. Said this morning. Borrowers have been unable to meet their .obligations to the bank, he said< Mr. Patton said that tho depoaita amounted to $263,245.29, while the loans ampunted to $242,244.97. Failure of borrowers to meet their notiea resulted in a shortage of ready money to continue the bank's biiilnesa in a satisfactory manner. ; ~ P; J. McGinley, cashier of the bank ahd proiiident of the Kansas State Bankers' Aasoclation, said that tiiere would be no loss to der positot^s as the bank is protected by the stato guaranty fund.: 'Whether the bank-would reopen, Mr. H&- Ginldy said, would depend largely npon the findings of the statb banking department P. V. Miller, a sUte hank examiner, is in charge of the bank. The bank was organized in 1904. Frontenac haa one Other bank, a state institution.' PASS RIVERS iiBItL ALL MAJOR FEATURES' WERE RETAINED. BOMB THREilT FOR LEGATION EXPLOSION. AT THE' DOOR OF AMERICAN MISSION. NO ONE WAS INJURED BY THE ~' BLOW-UP AT MONTEHDEtfe- Explosion • the Second Tiiat Has'. Occurred at F. S. Legation in ' • S.A. in Short InterraL ' , (By th<» -Vssocfated Press) . ! Montevideo, Urii'guay, June 4.— A; bomb was explocTed at the door of the American legation today. Some damage was caused but no I one was injui-ed. (By the Associated Press) Washington. June 4.—The $36.000,000 Omnibus rivers and harbors bill was passed today by the houf^e and sent to the senate. Surviving a rough and tumble fight that, kept the house in turmoil for many hours and held it in session most.of last night the measure finally came through the\ deciding roll call with all its major features unscathed. The final vote was 219 to 127.' The prospects for .passage in the senate at this session, however, are problematical. Indulging in an open filibuster during tlie final period of debate group of house members from Ohio. Michigan and Wisconsin and other "States exhausted every parliamentary means to prevent passage, jiirotraciting yesterday's session until after 1 o'clock this' morning. As approved,, the hiH contains all of the fighting Items, including the Illinois river project, the-.all- American canal survey for Npw York State, purchase of the Cipe Cod canal, and an authorization for survey of the upper Missouri river. Just before the roll call on passage, the house rejected three motions that would have matAially changed, the bilL ' That by a vote of 19» ta 97, and later .^y a roll call count of 225 to 121, It defeated a proposal by Representative Mooney, Democrat, Ohio, to send the bill back, to committee with instructidiis to eliminate the Illinois river and Cape Cod projects^ 'I A similar attempt by Representative :Sosnowski, Republican, Michi- gian, to throw out the all--American survey waa rejected 168 to 68, and a motion to eliminate the upper Missouri project made by Representative McDuffie, Democrat, Alabama, was vpted down 145^ to 38. The' bomb explosion in Monte-, video today is thejsecond that has occurred an front oi an American legation in South American coun-. tries within the pa»t few weeks,-. On May It: a: .bomb exploded in : front of the L'nited States embassy In Buenos Airos. causing sonie damage to the structure but injuf- ing no one- The Buenos Aires explosion, in' police circles, wa.s attributed ,to agitators who have been -leading . a movement; in protest against- the conviction for mi^rder in Mas- sachnsetts of .Nicoloj Sacco and Barthoiombo Vanzotti-;-Several days after the explosion the meet- tng place of a committee. 'w'nlch was, carrying, on agitation! in be-_ half !or the two convicted 'radicals, wap raided and several arrests- made. The 'minister of foreign relations later called on Ambassador Peter Augustus Jay and expressed regrets for the incident: Ambassador Jay was not in the- rmbassy at the 'Irae of the explosion, •wjiich .jcame shortly after' Sacco and 'Vanzetti had been denied a new trjal- •111" SEES HER A CAPTIVE .,1 - ! FlDids ID [Oratorical Contest • (B7 the; Associated Press) Washington, June 4. —Four girls and three boys from different parts of the country awoke here this morning high in 'hope and confident. Each was the winner of the regional high school and junior college oratorical contests sponsored by a group of newspapers to foster study of the cpnstitiition. They will meet in the national finals tonight In the big new Washington auditorium before a distin- gnisfaed array of judges to determine who is best The girls are miss Guita F. Bearman- of Minneapolis, ° IWiss Ann Hardin of Louisville, Miss Helen ITlnnd. of New York and Miss Myrl E. Posey of Washington..Confj testing their claims to the national honor for their sex. are Joseph Mullarky of. Augusta, (ja.. Herbert Wenig, of Los Angeles, and. Thos. P. Cleary, of Philadelphia. Members of the supreme court wilt sit in judgment upon the oratorical powers tonight, and ..high officials of th'e government' will participate in the event .Headed by Chief Just|ce - Taft, the judges will- include Justices Van Devanter, Sntherland, Sanford and Butler., Vice President Dawes •will make an ^address, and General Perching will present the cup to the winner. "W. A. Strong, pub- lUsher of the Chicago Daily News, will be another speaker, and John Hays Hammond-will preside. (By the>!<jciate (i Pr -iss) Santa ^Barbara. Calif., June 4.— J. H- K6nady, Pacific coast astrologer, who claims to have -predicted:' .the.Santa Barbara earthquake tep ' "days before it occurrpd in 1925 and to have forecast the death otWiJ- liam 1 Jennings Bryan and the re-", cent eiFuptfbn" of Mauna Loa vol-:: cano in Hawaii, says in an article' in the Morning Press today that., Aimee S^ple -McPherson, Los-'An-. geles ov ^angeliFt, is alive and a captive in the hands of an insane person. "Hei^ hortJscope," he says, does, riot-show I92G as the final year of her life, but that she would have experiences of unusual nature. "Erratic, pjeculiar, IrrespTmBlble persons with a mania for getting money Wlthoiit working for it ar.> responsible for her disappearance^ The planet Venus indicates tiat some~of-her friends have somenart. in her dls%pi)earancp.- She will be found either three weeks or., threo^ months from the time of her disappearance. "The position of the moon .an''. N'eptiine indicate' (hat she is in charge of lunatic- Her body Is not "now in the ocean, hut. if she i» not returped allvn. it will be found in a pond or hole rilled with stagnant water ahd oil drippings." Plans New Loan. (By the Associated Press) Paris, June 4.—Minister of Finance Peret intends to launch a large consolidation loan abroad at the end of the year to provide for reimbursement of the national defense bonds, he told the finance committee of the Chamber of Depu- les today. The minister said that ho would do this on thft-advico nf tho newly constituted committee: of financial isxperta, He aafd that part of tho $100 ,v OOO.OOtJ Morgan l«)an was now en. gaged in measurns for rohahll Hating the French iVanc. but he did not Indicate what proportion was in use. Ho affirricd that the metallic reserve of tlje Bank of Franfco/ waa Intact. Speaking of the inter-a^lied debts K. Peret made a point '6f showing that the debt owed to England was a debt bkween one governmesit and another, while that owed to the United States was mainly of a cdm- mercial nature. ; Asfroloirer Describes Condition of Almee McPherson In Article Today WATSONPARKER BILL TO GET TEST SOON Trainmen Have Demanded 20. Percent Increase In Wages and , Railroads Refuse. - (By the Aspociated Press)" New York. June: 4.—The recently enacted Watson-Parker bill.for the settlement of railroad" labor liis- putes.will get'its first test in pass- " ing upon the dema,nds of SO.DOO--- trainmen of eastern railroads i for a 20 per cent wage increase, re-r ' fused by the railroads. Officials of the carriers involved told representatives of the brotherhood .of cond«,c-tors and iralnmcu : yesterday after a two day conference here that the increase is not justified in view of present operating expenses. ' ' Under the Watsron-Parker bill, dra-wn up by. the railroads and rail i^nions, the next step is, for President Coplidge to appoint a mediation hoard of five men. replacing the abolished railroad labor board,, lo. whom arguments will be submitted as soon as it is appoint^!. Meanwhile, no strike vote will be • taken,-nor will there be any interruption of train seryice' The conferejice which decided to mediate the q'lastion was attended ' by Wm. L. Lee, of the hrotherliood of railroad trainmen; L. K. Shep'- pard of the order of railway con- dactors, and John G. Wjilher, vice- president of ih«) New^York Central, representing the rosfds. "rho demands were received hy tho roads last Janoary. The in- c-reases asked; ranged from $1 to ; $1.64 a day and it WOH estimated i by railroad offloluls t ;;t-.lf grunted they would total h(«lwA«in |Jl5.- 000.000 ami $!tr.,<iOO.O(M) a year; Mr. .Wnlber said yostorday that whilo the position of the rallro.tdK had. Improved each year since lf>n, "the eastern roads In 132."> w<'ro still . unable to earn the 5% per cent r which the Interstate Commcrc** Commission has set as a fair return. • - \: 1 In a recent exhlhilion: match.iiit Shanghai Claude Falkiner, a prom- i inent English hilllard professional, ^ made a run of 651 in 24 mlnutes..

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