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iN If TO BATE W ««.«» iritifcfc Govern. it ^fronted With the Bitttfction Since the mt Mutiny of 1867. By WEBB 1 Staff Correspondent. j (fiy United Pfert.) [t SIMLA, India, 'June B.—It 'ifiiB jfcuse here, In my study of the In*.<Bui rebellion, to review coolly and ' ttepKrtla.ll.v the observations und.lm- " pf«**lons gained ffroffl three weeks spat Where the heat of the move- fHeftl was hottest and where, during '& that time, »ome of the most violent 8 tietiofi occurred* ,sf. During the three weeks I have been Ifi Ihls country, leaders of every shade Of opinion in India have given me Interview* and held conversations with me, 80 that the whole has made a very fair mosaic of Indian sentiment At the present time. Those leaders included such men as Sir Chimanlal Stevalvad, a 'Liberal; Sir Tej Sapru at the All-India Liberals' federation; Itohamed All Jinnah of the Moslem league; Mohamed AH of the Khalifate organization of Moslems, and Sir Rao Bahadur Patro of Madras, all hitherto Staunch supporters of the British empire. They also included such leaders of the Indian Nationalist congress as V. Ji Patel, former president of the legislative assembly; Satish Chandra Das Gupta, president of the Bengal committee of civil disobedience at Calcutta; Jamshed Choksy, congress leader ah Bombay, and R. K. Sidhva, head of the congress organization at Karachi. The latter two have since been arrested and are serving nine months' sentences for their part in the independence drive. . The consensus of these men of Widely varying schools of political thought Is as follows: 'First—That the government is confronted with the most difficult situation In India since the great mutiny Of 1857. . „ Second—That the political agitatlbn has reached a comparatively greater depth than the outbreaks of 1920 and 1921. Third—That the present movement is based on definite national and racial aspirations toward self-government which cannot be indefinitely suppressed by', force. The majority of these leaders favor peaceful negotiations with the British government regarding India's future status, but all agree on one point: That unless the definite objective of the proposed round table conference between .British and Indian delegates is a form of dominion status, the conference will collapse. Many of those interviewed expressed fear that unless such an objective is announced for the conference the situation will progressively grow worse and the extremist wing of the congress movement will break away from Mahatma Gandhi's civil disobedience campaign and inaugurate a definite campaign of violence. Several of the most ardent supporters of the imprisoned Mahatma's nonviolence creed professed to believe that the extremists already are) impatient at the lack of results of Gandhi's scheme and are preparing violence to replace it. The discovery of a bomb factory at Lahore and two arms raids at Chittagong lend color to their opinion. Satish Chandra Das Gupta, leader of the Bengal volunteers, who aban- dpAed his business eight years ago to devote his life to Gandhi's campaign, said he feared the Bengal extremists were becoming restless at the slowness of the campaign's progress. "I believe that if things go on like this;" he said, "the independent workers will soon commence active violence by attempting to cut telegraph wire* and interrupt railway communication. Some feel such action would effectively harass the government and Uiat-they could execute such projects. j-lFfear they may try, eventually." j"? Loyal supporters of Gandhi deplore ' every .Impulse toward violent revolu- , t$on and profess to believe his creed that violence would be ineffective because of the government's overwhelming strength. They still believe in massed, non-violent civil disobedience and boycotts as their only w«apon. But it can readily be recalled that the extreme wing disagreed with this program from tfie outset and promised to •Withhold its hand only a limited time unless Gandhi achieved results. PRIEST SAVES SACRED "VESSELS DURING FIRE STARTS IN HAITI Southern R«ptibHc After Short Quietly Changes Business Man PHILADELPHIA, June 5.—Father Victor Mlchatis, curate at St. Casimir's Roman Catholic church here, was overcome by smoke while rescuing the Blessed Sacrament and sacred vessels from the tabernacle of the church when flre partly destroyed the edince here today. Four flremen, Including Lieutenant John McCann, were injured when the roof of the building crashed while they were on the inside training their hose on the blaze. McCann was seriously injured and was removed to Mt. Sinai hoipltal. father Mlchatls, upon learning of McCann's injuries, rushed to the hospital after he was revived and ministered to the injured lieutenant while he was on the operating table. The flre was discovered by Father Michatia when he went to the church to celebrate the 7 o'clock mass. He i.nlled another curate, Father Alex Aluskaa, and they attempted to enter the sanctuary and save the host and Hocred vessels. They were driven back by smoke, however. An coon as the firemen arrived, the priest again entered the burning building and was successful in his mission. H0 collapsed from the effects of smoke before he reached the door, however, and was rescued by firemen. {fine nuns in the convent adjoining the church were led to safety by Sister Superior II. Leooa. COLLEGE PROFESSOR IS '. LOST; MAY BE DROWNED PHILADELPHIA, June 5.—Search was being made in the Delaware river today for the body of Jar vis Heirs, •£«d .88, *on of a socially prominent f»m.Uy here, who U believed to have drowned late Tuesday night. He was a pn>f***or at the Episcopal academy and Banker tn Charge. By COLONEL f RANK E. EVANS, U. S. M. C., Special Corresponded*. ^ {tiopyrlght, 1930, W New Vork Sun.) PORT-AU-PRICE, June B.—The inauguration of Eugene Roy, business fti&n and banker, as provisional president of Halt! ahd the retirement to civil life of Louis Borno, lawyer and politician, after an inflexible rule of eight years, marked a startling turn of the wheel in the amazing history of the island republic. It was not' until Borno was first elected in 1922 that Haiti enjoyed the novel spectacle of an outgoing and an incoming president meeting on the day of the letter's installation. In that long stretch of 118 years the man who gave up the reins of power either had fled to exile or died a violent death, or through other circumstances had found it ill- advised to greet his successor. By a rare coincidence this sight was not only duplicated on May 16, but both, after the ceremonlees, took up their residence within a stone's throw of each other in the picturesque village of Petionville, one-half hour's drive from the capital. Roy, on the day of his nomination, announced that he would continue to live in his country home, going to the snow- white palace in the heart of the Champ de Mars only when official business demanded it. The change in the fortunes of Ro'y and Borno came almost like a bolt out of the blue Caribbean sky. Firmly intrenched in power with a mfc nority following, avid of reelection for a third term or, falling in that, succession by his own hand-picked candidate, the swift sequence of unheralded events in the last six months saw their culmination in Borno's relegation to civil life and his party reduced to impotence as a political factor. A seemingly minor students' strike in November; an abortive generfi.1 strike in December; reinvocation -*f American martial law; deadly ma- chind-gun flre by a' scant marine patrol on the outskirts of Aux Cayes two dtnis later; these four incidents brought . in their train the Hoover commission on March 1. With remarkable celerity and clarity the commission, headed by Governor Cameron Forbes, delved into a complex situation that seemed to defy a workable solution. Then, one' by one, the fruits of its labors dropped into the outstretched hands of the groups of the opposition ranks that President Borno had ceaselessly and bitterly denounced as "enemies of the republic." Today the opposition is, firmly in the saddle, tasting the sweet fruits that had mocked them for eight long and bare years. Their antagonists, by the same token, are groping in the oblivion that is the lot of the "outs" in Latin America, an oblivion 'deep and dark as the Haitian jungle. . The 'erection of a provisional government, to be followed early in the fall of this year by reconstitutibn of the legislative chambers that were dissolved In 1918 and the election of a president for the full term of six years by that body, were the essence of the Forbes plan. And all these details were placed In the hands of the Borno opposition, a truly ironic turn of the wheel. One by one, and in each case not without, the overcoming of obstacles that at times seemed insuperable, the preliminary steps have been executed. In their execution there was presented the paradoxical groups adhering steadfastly to their pledged word with the Borno government, /as symbolized by his council of state, desperately fighting to frustrate them by crafty intrigue and broken pledges that ended in open, though futile, defiance and defeat. Deeply significant of this sardonic reversal In the Haitian situation lies the fact that the one social function of the day of President, Roy's inauguration that the capital looked forward to from the day of his election on April 21, was the brilliant ball to be held at. Its famed club, the Cercle Bellevue. The story of Its drastic closing by order of President Borno on Jan. 31, 1928, is inextricably interwoven into the destiny of his retreat to civil life. It marked the beginning of the swift crescendo of bitter and relentless opposition to his rule, a crescendo that reached its peak when, last December, events in Haiti left no alternative to Washington but an official Investigation designed for the rehabilitation of Haitian political affairs. When the history of those days is written the case of the Cercle Bellevue will have its full rating therein as a cause celebre. To gain a clear understanding of the furore caused by it one must appreciate the remarkable prestige that the Cercle Bellevue has held in Haiti's social life for a span of twenty-odd years. It was the hallowed center of the capital's smartest affairs, its holy of holies. It was the rendezvous of the Haitian elite, and its membership a coveted privilege. To Port au Prince it was what the Metropolitan club is to Washington or the Union club Jo New York. More than one of President Borno's cabinet was not eligible on family or social grounds. In the preceding Christmas week the Cercle Bellevue had postponed its customary holiday fetes, dear to the hearts of Haitians, while Ernest Chauvet and Frederic Duvigneaud, coeditors of Le Nouvelliste, remained in the national penitentiary. Both were club members, and the latter an officer. They had been imprisoned for alleged violation of the press laws, but denied trial by the Haitian government. Government members called upon the board of governors for a definite statement covering the postponement of these traditional social events. They threatened to resign in a body unless a satisfactory statement was forthcoming. Failing in this ultimatum governmental action followed swiftly. The commissaire du government, accompanied by a Juge de Paix, or- 5Y SWATTlMG ONE FLY IN APWI-, THE OF 72,559,411^00,000,000,:'JO FILIES IN AUGOSf MKSHT BE PREVENTEP. NARROW ESCAPES IK FOREST (or - . Young Melrs, with two friends, Carl Idndbergh and Jack Sangston, had for a »pin in hi* new cabin near Marcua Hook Tueuday After riding for some time. remarked it was a good night *wira, Lindbergh taid. Hi* two companion*) attempted to dUfUO-de the you&g profeshor, calling kit attention to the ewift. gwirling current. H» /(tiled to hted their advice, iuiuever. and plunged into the river. He »'M io diUiculty aUgrtly aud cried '.'tar help Lindbergh and Sangctou W liijo a life-belt and then plunged to hi* aid. They »w«.oi around uu- jtU exhausted, Lindbergh aaid, and re- to abor* where they notified Harry B*«d at Euiaglon, •*»•* {wife* »t SwedMboro, dered the closing of the famous club. It was' charged with having violated two articles of the penal code that forbade political activities since, under the law, a club must pledge in its charter to abstain from such activities. The government construed the postponement of fetes as a challenge to it, and the government had not forgotten that, during President Vasquez's ceremonial visit from Santo Domingo four months past, the Cercle Bellevue had taken no part In the festivities because other / journalist members were then in prison. Three garde officers, one a Haitian, served the necessary papers. Through their diplomatic treatment of the affair no untoward incident marred the physical closing of the club. To the charge of forbidden political activities the board of governors retorted that those of the Club union, composed of government adherents, far outweighted its social Importance. Other members openly attributed the act to the personal hostility of Charles Fombrun, minister of the interior, piqued by his failure to enter the club's jealously guarded portals. Fombrun, at that time, stood high in Borno's favor. . • Barred from their club the members of the'Cercle Bellevue sought the vicarious solace of small cafes that soon became the hotbed of opposition' tactics. Its leaders took refuge in a small inner club on the Bizotonload, that colorful artery of travel from the capital to. the south, palm-fringed and skirting the bay, along which the armed column of Admiral Caperton's bluejackets and marines marched to the seizure of For tau Prince on a summer morn- Ing in 1916. In these scattered rendezvous the bitterness of feeling mounted, and there can be little doubt that in them was planned the sinisterly clever propaganda that kindled the revolutionary flames of last winter. That bitterness showed, too, In mounting heat^ through the increasingly defiant and mordant attacks of the opposition press" to the Borno regime. In their wake followed increasing reprisals by the government in the arrests of their editors for violations, or alleged violations, of the stringent press laws. There is little question that the majority of these arrests were for clear violations. In the words of the man In -the street,-"it was coming to them." In the old regime it was not considered a healthy pastime to insult a Haitian president. Insanitary prisons and barefooted firing squads were accessories at that time. Under President Nord Alexis the Journalist Cheraqult was Imprisoned, although ill at the time, for publishing a fable of Lafon taine. The opposition, however, was quick to detect the flaw in the government's course after the great majority of the arrests, and they heaped denunciations on it; while bitterness grew to a furious hatred. Only in one of the many cases were the offenders brought to trial. All others were held in imprisonment without trial and released after being held from a few days to several months. The opposition demanded that offenders of the laws be tried and either convicted or acquitted. Those political arrests, fanned to white heat after the Cercle 'Bellevue affair, constituted one of the most potent reasons for the opposition's determined fight to win its share of participation in Haitian affairs. Have It Delivered To Your Hume REED FURNITURE One of the flueat assortments in the city at the most reasonable prices anywhere. STALIN WANTS CONTROL OF PARTY IN CONGRESS RIGA, June 6.—Moscow reports today indicated that a bitter fight for power is "being waged 'among the Communist party leaders belonging to Dictator Stalin's entourage in order to gain a majority in the party congress in mid-Juno. On Stalin's orders a number of arrests have been made in communist circles in Moscow, Leningrad and elsewhere, with the purpose of maintaining the dictator's position as master of the situation. All factions are striving hard to recruit followers and discredit their opponents. The recent removal of a vice commissar of war is believed to be only • the" first step toward another shake-up in official circles. . ' v (Copyright, 1930, by'New York Sun.^ • REV. HARRITY TO ATTEND URSINUS COMMENCEMENT Rev. Ralph' J. Harrity, pastor of Grace Reformed church, and his family, will attend the commencement exercises of Ursinus college at Collegeville, Pa., over this week-end. On Saturday afternoon his class will observe the fifteenth anniversary of its graduation. On Sunday morning Rev. Harrity will preach for his college roommate, the 'pastor of the Presbyterian church at Glenolden, Pa. The commencement proper will be held on Monday, June 9. The Harrity family will return to Altoona on'Tuesday, June 10. GOOD-WILL TOURISTS RESTING AT LANCASTER LANCASTER, Pa., June 5.—The Pennsylvania good-will air tour was halted today with members of the flying party remaining here for the day and night. Unreadiness of facilities at the Harrisburg airport caused abandonmen 1 of the plan to fly to the capital last night, it was said. The planes are expected to fly over Harrlsburg tomorrow on their way to Everett, the next stop on the schedule 77,eFRGMAR Co. ABSOPURE BLKCTUH; KEFKIG^KATURS 1716 12th Ave. Altoona, Pa. Phone 3-HfiU . Relieve that NEEDLESS PAIN Headaches Colds Rheumatism Neuritis <fiy UafttA . .lLtfAM, Oftt, rfunS B.J- Tale* et suffering and nafrdw e«cap«s roni death were heard t«lay a* hun- ireds o* refugses pleaded' back to heir homea ift Areas bf timber tend aid-waste by f&rest mes in the past o'ur days., . \ ' ,. x Crenching t«1*» had quenched the mdre danglrou* blaze* and forester* aid the situation was -well under con- rol. ThousahB* of acres of ruined orests from wnieh rosd great clouds t steam remained a* evidence ot the Many of the settlers found only desft- ation when they returned t« the scenes ( their homes. ' , The villages Of Larson-and Kelly, Ont., oh the Canadl4« Nati6nal rail- ray were almost Completely destroyed, 'wo other Ontario towns—Dyment and Port Arthur—barely ..escaped the flattie* fter women fend children had been vacuated. From a hospital tot here, Mrs. Alert Swain told how she and her hus- mnd escaped flfty miles through moke and flames. She said they ought the fire until the flames began 0 spread over their mink farm. \ "We burled what valuables we could nd then wrapped ourselves in blank- is which we had soaked with water," tfrs. Swain said. We managed to each the. railroad where we com- mandered a gasoline 'jigger.' " The couple reached Kelly, where hey joined a .section gang in a sec- nd car and fled again, leaving the illage to the fire. Swain returned-to heir home today to find utter devaSta- ion at the mink farm, where animals alued at $50,000 were being raised.. Only a short distance from here a arty of seventy foresters, trapped by he flames, dived Into a river to save heir lives. They remained in the hilling 1 water for five hours. Incomplete surveys of the stricken Istricts placed the damage at $600,- N 001 with a •• higher estimate expected when a check is n)ade of the more iso- ated regions. Several persons were lelieved killed, although only one body vas recovered, that of Paul Garten, a orestry service aviator whose plane rashed while scouting a fire near Al- enwater, Ont. SECRETARY MELLON HEAD OF BRADDOCK COMMITTEE BRADDOCK, Pa., June 5.—Secretary if Treasury Andrew W. Mellon has ccepted appointment by President loover to .be chairman of the committee in charge of the 175th celebration of the Battle of Braddock, a wire received today by Congressman -Hyde Kelley said. Secretary Mellon is the first member of the United States commision of Ive to be named. The senate and the louse of representatives will each hose two representatives to serve on he body. Extensiye plans are being made for he. commemoratory exercises to be leld 'July 8 and 9 when a statue of George Washington, .now nearing completion, will be unveiled. HUNDREDS FIGHTING TO CONTROL FOREST FIRES CLARKSBURG, W. Va., June 5.— Hundreds of men and all available Ire fighting* equipment was concen- ;rated today in an effort to check lames which are sweeping through the Uonongahela National forest on a four- mile front.' About 3,500'acres of tim- her has already been destroyed. L,. S. Gross, .Washington, D. C., forest inspector, Who came here to direct the Work, said if a firing line whi6h has been constructed does riot succeed in stopping the flames, 600 additional men will be called. One gasoline pumper is at the scene ahd another is being brought from Washington. Employes of the Western Maryland railroad, the tracks of which are endangered, students from Davis & Elkins college and residents of nearby villages were engaged in fighting the flames, ?4tf? 4 * V + 't ti6«ft of fcaval ^lldlnjf H»:«*h*raily ft* iirea, .'Vl** 1 ' • Johnson, bfl fifft.otfiif 1 , taken a deep intefWtt In *u mftUefs af fsctift* the relation! (MfefNiMI '-•'tf United BUfclet nHvllS Will Most of the fa" had centered in th« strength between tfit flMtWh Anieri6an fl«ets, whiltt Japan H brought into th*>«dittslo1i dentliiy. Not»ith««frtWf am by naval oftl6*r« Of the *il«#«d eriority whicK'th* tfttljH* m»§p« to give the American n*«y, K BM MM difficult to a»ui« > »«on throughout th« couht^. en encft between 8*Mi6tt u4* at least sfinatbrs a«,r»jtertin_f hardly nyTrwsure against IMTtiPWty. tinner the circumstance* M*. H*»v*r feels that the issue UM* tt l«*edlate actioB or the trtaty Vrtli ti« Auojectsd fo indefinite delay. ^tt* knefii that senators ar* impatlftnt to «*t away and that they, do net Hk*_hl8..thr*at of an extra session* His willingness to abandon the special iesMon idea to «et action at this rsally an effort at compromise with the nenate. Talk of defying the president by r«- fuslng to act at all is In the aH-ibut not likely to result in, any drastic measures. Seiiatbriijrho have diicuss. ed the matter with the presldenUn the last twenty-four hours^are Inclined to believe that an understanding will ^ be worked out whereby the treaty wJU be acted upon within the next thljty da>s. ARE YOU THINKING THIS* i want to live by the side of a wood, And be a friend to bugs; And watch the birds And whistle the squirrel ., yhere never an auto ohugs. So give me a tent fty a rippling stream Where wild flags bloomf and gleam JVhere shadows fall and tall trees nod And ground moles sleep and dream. Burdocks and tansies and bushes and v grass, And sticks and stones and mud, And good brown earth, and aweet blue And golden rod coming in bud. A bit of bacon and a crust of bread, And oak leaves for a bed ; . " I'll stay 'til the frost has cracked the burr And snow tracks Altoona, Pa. •"& VA «[^» •• J Ml &- Vtanfe tfc&y by had «*&****#%*« C6,, Station ebffifffcttft Llghthtrtrte Statten ^| company aft* tfcrAJ<& Jtatsd, ytm of, a chafigl 6t pefsdnnel, ft reported. , » ___________ ;'" . . ' Charles »ayd*n »* Haydenf 8ton« tt CoThM been elected a alrecWdf th6 Certain-Teed Products dorp6*fttWtt- to fill a vacanoy. x Pennsvlvania railroad handled, 13fr,8S6 cars m the week ended May ***** 149,544 cars itt the preceding *** And 166,089 in the same week* year l^o. ATTEMPT, IS MADE OH V LIFE OF ARCHBISHOP SOFIA, Bulgaria, June B.— An it* tempt was made today to assassinate Archbishop Stephan of Softa. _. 1 The archbishop was nbt injured. The assassin* Were not identified by police. The archbishop was returning to Sofia after religious services in the country When h'e was attacked five miles from the, capital. For an unexplained reason, police arrested the archbishop's chaufteftr and impourided tfie automobile, forcing the aKshblshop to walk to Sofia. The church leader protested vigorously. The chief of police later visited the archbishop and presented his excuses and apologies. ABECOttEN lift nth Resorts—Atlantic City, N. J. HOTEL SPRUCE N«W AT*. Near HoMdwalk European Plan—$2 Up Daily Haiuuni Water N«wl» Renovated Bathing from Hotel / JQS. H. •1'HWHJfiWAI'W!!, Prop. Arkamuui Avenue and the Boardwalk Running water in rooms; good beds, good table. »S.80 up dally! »1« op weekly, American, i! N. Boyer, M. P., Proprietor. Resorts—Atlantic City, N. J. ATLMTIC cTr SEMM May to October mckuive Weekly Rate* MQ*« Su'rf.B«hins, Golf, Hoofb.dc Riam* RolUr OMM, Putt, , The*m, T AKE a tablet of Bayer Aspirin, and your suffering from headache ceases. It relieves promptly. It does not depress the heart. No after effects to fear, if you have bought the genuine tablets stamped Bayer. 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