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A. -4 PAGE TWO THE MESSENGER, OWENSBORO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 23, 1930 I MT7T TDPJTV flC ing some of tho Republican sena Firemen Battle Prison Fire KIPLING cusion of tho nomination. He is opposing Parker because of his decision upholding the injunction restraining the United Mine Workers from soliciting membership In West Virginia among signers of the "Yellow Dog However, it is the protest of the negro organizations that is tlarm- 16 GIVEN PRISON TERMS AT PADUCAH Continued On rage Five Clyde Hollifield and Dick Puryear, were the two convicted on charges other than liquor law violations. Hollifield pleaded guilty to raising a $2 federal note to $10 and to passing a raised federal note. Puryear entered a plea of guilty to passing raised currency.

Judge Dawson fixed HoIIifield's sentence at three years In the Atlanta penitentiary and Puryear's at eighteen months. Two other defendants received three-year sentences. They wer Sylvester Jones, selling liquor. Wil-F. Lever, transporting liquor.

William Jennings was sentenced to two years on a charge of transportation. All were Taducahans. "Is not that leadership for you in the Democratic he shouted. Heflin made his speech preparatory to leaving for Alabama to campaign for reelection. lie has been barred from the Democratic primary because of his refusal to support former Governor Smith for president in 1928.

Currau Attacks Action Meanwhile, Curran appeared before the lobby committee for the fourth day and charged it with violating the spirit of the fourth amendment to th constitution In obtaining his private records. Contending that the action of the committee in subpoenaeing the records had nothing to do with the fourth amendment, Senator "Walsh, Democrat, Montana, reminded the witness that if he though the committee had exceeded its rights he could test the matter in the courts. "We have nothing to conceal and the responsibility is on you," Curran said, adding that he had no intention of appealing to the courts. He insisted, however, that the committee's action was "beyond the pale of what Is proper procedure." Furnifiure Fashion Festival IN GAY SPRING ARRAY, We present the new season's home furnishings a special display of latest creations. We invite every home-maker to.

come in and brouse around amid our vast selections, where will be found innumerable new thoughts on furnishings. AS POETLAUREATE MacDonald Makes No Announcement As To Successor of Robt. Bridges. London April 22 (JP) Rudyard Kipling, one of the most 'widely known and read British, writers alive today, was widely mentioned tonight for the post of poet laureate of England, vacant since the death of Robert Bridges yesterday. Toets laureate are chosen by prime ministers, and thus far Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald lias made no announcement.

He probably will make none until af ter the funeral of Mr. Bridges, who had been poet laureate since be fore the war. In addition to Mr. Kipling-, Alfred Xoyes, Walter de la Mare and Sir Henry Newbolt were considered possibilities. Many of the literati and the or dinary public too, are wondering if there will be any successor to Mr Bridges.

The question whether this honorary position should be allowed to lapse was raised after the death of Lord Tennyson in 1S'J2. HEFLIN ASSAILS RASKOB, CURRAN IN HEATED SPEECH Continued from Pag One Heflin recalled that Curran, when asked by a committee mem ber whether he would favor arm ed revolution against prohibition replied that he would "cross that bridge when he got to it. The Alabaman added: "I am sorry the committee did not lock him up. If he had been an ordinary man no doubt he would have been locked up. But Mr.

Curran has millions back of him. Mr. Curran comes here representing the European program to lay down our law and set up the barroom business again and Alfred Smith is to ba the candidate. God nitv the 3-Pc. Group in Jacquard Velour That Makes a Bed Should a new Living Room Suite he needed In your horn you will do well to consider such as this.

Built to give utmost in comfortable, lasting service with cover in Jacquard Price $120.00. LJ tali 1930 SIGNED AND PARLEY ADJOURNS Continued from Page One and outside the palace flowers bloomed and birds sang. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. the clos. ing plenary session required nearly three hours for addresses from the chief delegates.

The actual signing took less than fifteen minutes. The moment of historic significance in the disarmament movement was quietly announced by Prime Minister MacDonald, the chairman, who stood in front of the great red chair at the center of the conference table and said: "We have now reached the moment lor signing the treaty." SUmson Signs First Then Colonel Stimson as head of the American delegation, first for signing in alphabetical order, walk-d to the table, seated himself across from Mr. MacDonald and dipped his slender golden pen Into a silver inkpot of Queen Anne's time. Boldly he wrote "Henry L. Stimson" opposite the first seal from which a blue ribbon ran through a long row of similar spots of wax.

Each signature was filled in opposite the individual seal of the delegate signing. The other Americans followed: Charles O. Dawes, Charles V. Adams, Joseph T. Robinson, David A.

Read, Hugh Gibson and Dwlght W. Morrow. The Americans carried their own gold pens gifts from Colonel Stinl-son to the ceremony and carried them avay again as souvenirs. Only Senator Robinson used the official pen. Pays Tribute to MacDonald Aristide Birand of Franc followed the Americans, and aa treaty signing is no ne adventure to him he grasped the stout barrel of the official fountain pen and signed quickly.

The other envoys fol lowed. When the last Japanese delegate had inscribed his name with painstaking care M. Brland made a pleasant speech bestowing the off! clal pen upon Mr. MacDonald. He paid tribute to "my dear chairman," who had mothered the London parley through many sinister forecasts, expressing his sorrow that complete five-power success had not been attained at London but adding: "I am perfectly certain my Hal ian colleagues share my viewawhen I say our two countries will do all they can in order to overcome the temporary difficulties wWch met them in the past." Conference Adjourns Mr.

MacDonald replied with fer vor and then entertained a motion for adjournment. And at last "The London Naval Treaty of 1930," as it is officially named, was a reali ty. Its definite pact of limitation and disarmament in naval power applicable to the United States. Ja. pan and Great Britain, which Is framed by a five power agreement of lesser import, was ready for rat ification by the governments con cerned.

The prime minister was deply touched by the tributes to his ma3 terful handling of the problems which often threatened the life of the negotiations. Xo one could doubt hi3 words "my heart hag been very deeply in this work" or fail to have sym pathy with his optimistic words: "I hope I will be here in 1935 to be a member of the British, dele. gation which will carry on the work "begun today." Rev. Guido I Mensa, who has been confined at St. Joseph Infir mary, Louisville, for several months has so far recovered as to be able to visit his brother, the Rev.

S. J. Mensa, pastor of St. Martin's church, Rome, thi3 county. Father Jlcnsa is pastor at Vine Grove, in Hardin county, and was formerly assistant at St.

Paul's here and subsequently pastor of St. Raphael in the county. i Bilious, constipated? Take NATURE'S REMEBT tonight the mild, safe, all-vegetable laxative. You'll feel fine in pleasantly rida tha system TONIGHT of the bowel poisons that TO-MORROW Cause headaches Z5c ALRIGHT The All'Vtgetdble Laxat'wm a it a rjfDemoeratic party!" Shooter Claims Drop of Nitro Did No Damage Shorty Graham, shooter for the Agnew Torpedo company, wliose shot went off prematurely Monday afternoon In the hole on the Thom son Cameron lease in McLean county, stated yesterday the shoi did not damage the well, as was reported by the operators of tle lease. After the shot the oil rose in the well several hundred feet and the operators began working to try to save the well, the operators report ed.

One hundred quarts of nitro glycerine had been placed in the hole and the last shell of the ex plosive was placed to be lowered when the line broke and the shell fell 750 feet to the oil in the well exploding, and this explosion 6et off the 100 quarts underneath. ASKS PADLOCKING OF CAPONE'S HOME Continued from Page One be reached in a later hearing to make the padlock permanent. The state's attorney names as de fendants Alphonse Capone, alias Al Capone, alias Scarface Al Capone, alias Brown, alias A. Acosta, Mae Capone (his wife), Ralph Oa pone, alias Bottlea Oapone, and John Capone (brothers of Al), Newton (caretaker), and Frank Gallett, Miami apartment house owner, and reputed Capone ally. Describing the walled eetate on Palm Island, Mr.

Hawthorne as serfcs it is the scene of repeated liq uor law violations. PARKER CONTEST COMES UP BEFORE SENATE MONDAY Continued on Page Two administration regularjB on the judiciary committee joined in" op position to him and leadei cpn- ceded privately tonight that the outlook was doubtful. No intimation came from Judge Parker today of a request to ap pear before the judiciary committee to answer protests of organized labor and of negro associations to him. Word was received indirectly that he intended to fight it out and let the senate reject or confirm him. Senator Borah, predicted in the senate that two er three days of debate would be consumed in dis- Kelvinaior Incomparable MAKES POSITIVE STATEMENT TO PROBE COMMITTEE Continued from Page One deputy, J.

C. Woodward to take charge within the prison walls when the fire broke out at 6:30 p. m. yesterday. That the warden stationed himself outside the prison to prevent escapes.

That night Guards Thomas Little and C. Baldwin, just coming on duty had to take the range key away from Guard "Watklnson to get to the cells where some 800 prisoners were locked behind bars, suffocating in dense smoke that rose from the fast spreading fire. That Little and Baldwin could get no higher than the fifth tier "before they became exhausted, leaving most of the convicts in the fifth and sixth tiers to die. That Ohio penitentiary guards, numbering 337 on both day and night shifts are required to watch 4,300 prisoners at salaries ranging from $130 to $150 a month. "While the investigation was underway a corps of undertakers spent a.

busy day embalming the bodies of the fire victims at an improvised morgue into which the horticultural building at the state fair ground had been converted. 231 in Hospital The number of known dead rose today from an estimate of about 300 this morning and in the prison hospital were 231 injured, five of whom were reported in critical condition. Except for the presence of sev eral companies of soldiers, the last of the troops called out last night to maintain order, the in terior of the prison resumed a more normal appearance today. Routine was on schedule. The woolen and cotton mills which had been ignited by flames from the and H.

cell blocks could not be operated, but the 4,000 inmates were kept In their cells until regular feeding time. Later in the day the convicts took their usual exercise in the prison yard. Only One Escaped A checkup disclosed that one prisoner escaped during the excitement last night" and that two others are missing. The escaped man is Michael Born, 32, sent up from "Wood county in 1929, to serve one to fifteen years for burglary, rrlson officials believe that he disguised himself and walked through the main gate. He is said to be wanted by Pennsylvania and Indiana authorities.

The missing men are: J. B. Boone, Clinton county and Charles Knapp, Summit county. Before the inquiry board began its Investigation it made a trip through the damaged cell ranges. There members of the board found mute evidence of the swiftness with which the flames and smoke spread.

Convicts had dropped pieces of candy only partly eaten. On the floor of the cells were unopened letters and overturned checker boards. The inquiry opened In the record office of the prison, converted into a temporary courtroom. Send Guards to Cells Warden Thomas testified that he i Ul 111 Hill. i7-A Built by foremost craftsmen.

The finest cabinet workmanship in every detail. Carefully finished. Its deep, rich tones ar decidedly striking; construction of choice walnut veneersj see it. SOURBEER I ft tors normally in the admluiatraUoil fold. There were some who believec tonight that If accurato polls the scnato showed a decisive mar gin against the nominee, effor! would be renewed to have the prea ident withdraw the nomination.

Value in Dining Phone 317 FACTORIES AND rMTrUTIOVI It 204-6 Main St. "i It "-son I 1 Columbus firemen battled for futile endeavor to subdue flame3 at Ohio Penitentiary at Columbus. into the cell blocks in which the in which a large number of the were trapped on the sixth tier. rescue workers in this block. the cell blocks with cell keys as soon as the fire was discovered.

He said he did not give specific instructions to open the cells, but explained that when keys are called for there could be only one use for them. He said he gave Woodward orders to take charge of the situation Inside while he went outside to prevent any escapes. Prison fires usually are of incendiary origin and their purpose is to shield an escape plot, he said. The warden told of watching convicts In dormitories and breaking light bulbs and windows. He said he sent a trustie to release them inlo the prison yard, but found this already had been done by Mrs.

Thomas. Thomas attributed Watkinson's alleged failure to open the range door to lack of judgment. He said Little and Baldwin exercised common sense in taking the key from him. WatJunson followed the warden to the stand. He placed the blame on Captain Hall of the night guard, who he said, had instructed him not to open the ranges.

Watkinson testified that he stood with the key in the lock and told Hall he was ready to open the door whenever he received the word. It was at this point that Little and Baldwin stepped in and took the key from him. 317 BODIES AWAIT ARRIVAL OF LOVED ONES AT COLUMBUS Continued from Page One the old prison was being swept by flames, State Welfare Director Hal W. Griswold. today ordered that each convict's body be examined for bullet wounds.

This examination was to bo completed tonight. The names of many of the victims remain unknown and state bertillon officers went through the task of finger printing each one. Meanwhile Governor Cooper and other state officials continued their investigation of the fire in an effort to determine its origin. The governor in a statement declared that a disaster such as last night's would have been impossible several months hnce when a new fire proof roof would have covered tho cell tiers where most of the men died. Tho present roof where the fire started is supported by open wood rafters with a few steel girders to add strength.

PLANS CALL FOR DAWN-TO-DUSK HOP ACROSS CARIBBEAN Continued from. Page One th route from Havana has led west over Cuba, across the neck of the Caribbean to Cozumel island and thence down the east coast of Central America, to Tela, Honduras, across Honduras and down the west coast to the canal zone. MORTUARY SIRS. MARY DVPOXT Tell City, Ind April 22 Mrs. Jlary Josephine du Pont, years old, widow of Hubert du Pont, died this morning at her home here.

Mrs. du Pont was born in Belgium and had been a resident of Tell City for the last 37 years. She is survived by a son, Uugene du Pont, Tell City; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning at St. Paul's Catholic church, by Father Sermersheim.

Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery. I Renewing his demand that Ras-kob resign as Democratic National chairman Hefling said Raskob had admitted contributing $65,000 to the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment "to help elect wet Republicans against any Democrats." BLEICH Today Tomorrow A. Conan Doyle' famous detective solves a baffling crime in the modern manner. 'THE RETURN OP SHERLOCK HOLMES CVe Brook Adults 30c; Nile, 40c Col.

10-25c ALL-TALKING COMEDY "LISTEN LADY" i (Associated Press Photo) hours in what appeared to be a that swept cell blocks and plants Here are firemen pouring water fire is believed to have started and convicts lost their lives when they Death also claimed a number of CALL MONEY DESK AT CURB EXCHANGE Continued from Page One strenuous efforts for the establishment of a. money desk on the floor of the exchange, but heretofore bankers have declined to cooperate taking the position that many stocks listed on the Curb Exchange did not have sufficient liquidating value to make them desirable as collateral. Many brokers during recent years have been carrying certain leading curb stocks "on margin" through special arrangements with their bankers. Sherill Resigns As City-Manager of Cincinnati Cincinnati, April 22 (JP) Clarence O. Sherrill, for the last four years city manager of Cincinnati and champion of the charter form of municipal government, today resigned his $25,000 position to become vice president of the Kroger Grocery and Baking company.

The Republicans lost control of city government here in 1926 when a new organization known as the charter party was swept into power. The city council then obtained a new charter and in 1926 selected Colonel Sherrill to become it nonpartisan city manager. Aaron Waller, Prominent Henderson Man, Is Dead Henderson, April 22 Aaron Waller, 69, president of a grain concern bearing his name and owner of farming land In Mississippi and Indiana as well as in this section, died at his home here tonight following a week's illness of pneumonia, lie became ill on a trip to Mississippi. His widow, two daughters, Mrs. W.

H. Hodge, Henderson, and Mrs. Morgan McCor-mick, Miami, a sister, Mrs. Henry Hughes, Paducah; and two brothers, Witliam and Jasper Waller, of Morsanfield, survive. Distributed by Elite Cigar Co P4t)tiWII sAlY fi'wW Demonstrates World's Fastest Freezing In Country-Wide Test ioni jitiie ana Baldwin to -S ILj IWJL il Mm.

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