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Don'tfail to Bead "Too Much Efficiency" DaSy E. J. Both. In The Bee. New Daily Features "Today" by Arthur Brisbane, Tillie The Toiler. POUNDED FEBRUARY, 1899. NO. 8,718. i \ i K | I :RES8 LEASED HTlRtt DANVILLE, VA., THURSDAY AFTERNOON. NOVEMBER It, 1925. (HOME EDITION.) PRICE: TWO CENTS INVESTIGATE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF NAVAL OFFICER LIEUT. GREEN MURDERED, IT IS BELIEVED Large Amount of Money He Carried Is Missing-Clothing Found Near Body--He Met Death Within Half Hour After Leaving Dance. (By The A«ocl»t«i fTe« SAN DIEGO, Calif. Nov. 19.-Mystery surrounding the death oS Lieut. Nathan Green, engineering office- of the destroyer Moody, was- deepened today with the conclusion of a naval court of inquiry tha» he had been murdered. The decision was reached fo! lowing the find- ind of the lieutenant's hat and coat near where the body was discovered last Sunday. The sleeves of the coat were turned inside out, officers said, and the garment contained no money It is. known that Lieut. Green, eon of Grafton Green, a supreme court justice of Tennessee had a oon- eiderabde sum on hl« pe-son Saturday night and from the body only about $40 had been recovered, Lieut. Green s movements Saturday night and early Sunday morning have been traced definitely up to 2 a. m., iv hen a dance at the hotel Del Coronado ended. His watch stopped at 3.40 o'clock and by giving 10 minutes for the watch to run after the body presumably entered the water, there remain' about an hour and a half whicn holds the secret of the naval officer's death The body bore no marks of violence and blight abrasions on the forehead and under the chin wer*i determined by the inquest to have been caused after death, probably the body's dragging on the floor of the bay CHINA IS I Id ED TARIFF LEARN T H A I SUICIDE OF FAKE PRISON CAMP CHARGES FOUND FALSE IN POLITICS Slayer Did Not End His Life As Indicated By Clothes and Note Powers At Conference Unanimously Accede To Demands For Treaty (By The Assiwlatwl PEKING NOT, 19--The powers represented at the Chinese customs conference todaV. unanimously and uncond tionally acceded to Chinese demand for the c-nactment of a. treaty p, ving China unrestricted tariff r ghts beginning January 1929 China agrees to abolish the Li- kln or special tav imposed upon good in inland transit on the same date. The action of the conference was taken at a jo n meeting of the first and second committees whicn adopted a sub-comm ttee resolution read'ne as follows: The delegates of th° power assembled n this conference resolved to adopt the following proposed article relating to tariff autonomy with a ·view to Incorporating, it together with other matters to be hereafter agreed upon, in a treaty -wh ch is to be signed by this conference. The contract ng powers other than Ch'na hereby recognize China's r ght to enjoy tariff autonomy: they agree to remove the tariff restriction which are contained in the exiting treat'es and conest to go through with the national tariff law on January 1, 1929. "The government of the republic of China declares that the L kin shall be abol'shed slmultaneously w th enforcement of the tariff law and further declares that abolition of the Likin shall be effectively carried out by the first day. of the first month of the eighteenth year of the republic (January 1, 1929.) ---o Air Mail For Florida Towns Is Decided On (By The AMoclair* Pn»i TTASHIHNGTON. Nov 19--Air fnall service will be established %th Florida's three prnc'pal cities Jacksonville, Tampa anc! Miami, by April 1 next, w'th extension to Atlanta not later than June 1, has been decided upon by Postmaster General New. Th*' postmaster general today - n- vlted bids for the operat'on of a contract air mall route between the four clt'es The btrti will be opened here January 18. It Is expected operation of the service will expedite mater'ally important ma 1 between the Florida clt es and the pr'nclpal northern financial and Industrial centers throiiRh close train connect ons at Atlanta. The schedule determined upon by the air mail service offlc'als calls for departure of plants from M'.a- (By Th? A»sociai«il Press) CHICAGO. Nov. 19---Mart n J Durkin, police slayer, who ha? eluded every effort to capture him since November 11. was reported today to have left Chicago, after coming here a week ago from New York n a stolen automobile with Mrs. Ha:r.et Galow. his cous n. He waved a farewell as he left to h.s mother to whom a «u.cide notf purporting- to be f. om him wa 1 found last week w th bullet-torn and bloodj clothing on the Michigan Boulevard bridge. The Tribune today said thai searchers hi-ve admitted that Durkin escaped by tra n to New York after elud ng a po,ice trap October 29 and kil.ing a detective sergeant, Policemen, armed with shotguns, searched the train, but a man now bel eved to be Durkin pretended he was asleep and was not disturbed, the newspaper said He lived for a week in a Xew YoJ\ hotel under the na,ma o McMillan, walked about Tne fctreets. vis ted theatres and went to Mrs Galov»'s home, ex-en though it was watched by federal agents. He drove a stolen automobile from New York to Ch cago, though h.s left arm was useless from hit wounds. Arriving here he ar ranged with Mrs. Galow to plant the suicide nole and cloth ng on the bridge and cal ed on Dr. David V. Ornens, who extracted the slugi and bullet from his wounds ·o Negro Robbed Of His Tobacco At Road Side G r over Foster, a negro who lives on the Viiginia side of the line near Cunningham, was \ictimized early thia moining w h e n his* tobacco was stolen bj another negro under unu.sual circumstance^ Foster was bringing h.s tobacco to Danville and vas about three miles out of the city when he had an accident in w h i c h one of the whee s of his machine was broken A passerbi volunteered to notify a Danville garage so that a new wheel could be sent him in order to bring his tobacco to the city \Vhi e Fostei was waiting by the ioads.de during the early hours of the morning, a negro approached with an emptj truck, stopped to enquire of the trouble and then volunteered to transfer the load of tobacco to h.s truuk in oidei that he could get it to market for sale. They had transferred nearly four hundred pounds ot leaf when the stranger suggested driving hi? truck a little nearer the broken- down machine Instead of doing this he gave the truck all th e speed he cou d and was out of reach before Foster could reach him. The truck made off not long before ? relief car with a spare wheel hove into view Foster did not secure the number of the truck and cou.d not even identify the stranger since he never got a good look at him. Mi PUKED UP AT BY SHI P Mrs. Jacob Baur, L millionaire, is expected to be a cand date foi Congress nest spring aga..niit Congrebnmn Fred A. Britten, of Ill.no s. She has not announced her candidacy, but friendf inist the will make the race She has been a^tne n Republican politics for years. SIEPI HI OF SHIP LIES Burned Liner Stands As Monument to Heroism Of Crew rBv (The LEWES, Dei Xov l Pre») 19 -- Th» ttre ·wept hull of th" CUde Liner Lenape lav beached here, todaj, a nv stcci "-moulderinpr monument to the heroism of its crew v.'h ch von a. th rty m le rare from the sea, vuth f lames pljinpr across de^ks and ihc. hold a.n inferno All but one of Its 2 ^ 3 passengers and 110 membeis of the crew \\ere landed safely after the Lenape had been grounded in t« enty feet of \\ater Eleven passengers -were injured none «terious,\ in gott ng into the lifeboat^. Some of the pa=s' nereis anr} crew* returned to Xcxv York whence the \essel saihd. while'others were taken by spec al tra n to Jacksonville, Fla., to which port the craft was bound Robert Leverton, of W 11 rnan- sett was drowned in a. leap as the vessel grounded behind the Delaware bieakwater For the sixty- jear-old victim, it was the end of a voyage upon which he had embarked hop ng for rest and a peaceful old apre in Flouda, where he had made some profitable rea.1 estate investments Capta n Daver- eaux and s^ven other officers remained here pend ng an investiga- t on of the fire. The wrecked hull of the Lenape represents a loss of $3,000,000 In the fire. 49 motor cars, all the baggage, and most of the valuables of the pabsengers, were lost A few of the passengers criticized the conduct of the crew as the burning mumm N PUCE IN HALL OF Tulane Halfback Has Record Equaling Scarborough and Thurman Hy The Associated Pre«») NEW ORLEAXS, Nov 19. -Flournoy of Tulane. who has kicked his way to glory everlasting in southern football this season, seems to have won the right to quite properly ask two other great southern football players to move o\er and make room for him n the south's hall of fame for punters. Kecords ind cate that every decade a sensational booter comes out of the south. In 1905 Scarborough of Sewanee, showed the way; in 1915 Thurman of Virgin a had no equal and in 1925 Flournoy can swap kicks with any in the business Punts on a football field seem longer when estimated with the naked eyp that when the rel*»nt- less tape" is applied. And dusting off records n the dim football past may fa 1 to d scount the enthusiasm of exc tinp moments but there seems to be little to choose between the performances of these three heroes of the strong foot Certain it is that, each of the trio many times sent the ball 60 and even 70 yards on its way with an occasional reference to 75 jard buccesses when a friendly wind or hard fielc* was present to lend a hand. The three aces were as unlike as three players are likely to be r eked from d'fferent decades and vas'lv d Herent schools of football. Scarborough was a quarterback and far from a giant n stature, carrying much of his weight in his f^et Thurman was b'g all over and played guard. Flournoy is tall and rangy and plays halfback. Flournoy's average this year, un- to TOWN TOPICS SUCCESSFUL DEBUT foot, nor inch, has been placed at 48 yards. He had a kick of 75 yards against Louisiana Polytechn c and .n the Northwestern game n Chicago he kicked e ght times for an average of 54 yards. Against "Ole Miss" he averaged 60 yards and m the Se- ·wanee game kicked nine times for a. 45 yard average Killed When Plane Crashes (Br The A»Bocl»tea Prrns) AROX"A. Italy. Nov. 19.--A new hydro-airplane, the S-55, in which fremier Mussolini and his daughter, Edda, flew- over Lake llag- giore a tortnight ago, crashed here today becaucse of motor troubble. Major N"ino Bojer was Killed and flie other persons injured. ship fought her \vay and as the survivors shoreward were being taken off, but the great major ty had nothmpr but praise. Captain Devereaux stood on the br dge until the crew had left. Fm- allv he jumped into the water from the bridge and he was p eked up bv a lifeboat nearby. By The Amwlated PreatO NEWPORT NEWS, Nov. 18.-Devo d of life and rolling help ess- ly In the IOTIK Atlantic swells, the catboat Four Bells, which left New York September 27 with two men aboard, was picked up at s\i. about t ve weeks ago bv the steamer Middlesex, now reported m Boston. The fate of the two men who were trying to reach Bermuda in the 15-foot cockle-shell is unknown. They were Leon Crltzay, 26, and Leon Prozorov, said to be graduates of the Russ an naval academy. The Four Bells was well provisioned when picked up by the Middlesex, indicating that she had been deserted for some time, as the two men only took provisions for two weeks. They had expected to make the tr p, a run of 770 nil at 7 A. M : Tampa at 9:40 A. miles, in twelve days. M.; Jaeksonv lie at 11:40 A. M. Seamen aboard the Middlesex re- nnd arrival at Atlanta at 3 P. M. ported when here that the cntboat The southbound plans will leave showed few signs of rough hand- Atlanta at 7 A. M .Taoksonv 1'c at linn bv the elements. In add tion to 10:25 A. M.: Tampa at 1MO P. food there was fount! aboard a M and arrive at Miami at 3 P. M camera, cloth T\K and nautical In- An avT«ffe fly'nK Bpe«xl of np-struments. proxlmately n'nrty m les an hour The Mlddlesek holster! the Pour or«r the 600 mile route Is stlpulat- Bolls on deck and brought II to port. Law Enforcement To Be Discussed At Mass Meeting -- o A public mas* meeting- will be held in the Sunday school audi- torum of the Ma n street Methodist church. Monday. Kovember 30, at 7:30 P. M. In support of constitutional government and law enforcement. This is a part of the nat'on-wde campa'gn wh ch is being conducted by the Flying; Squadron. The speaker w l ' l be Col. Alfred L. Moudy, Waterloo. Ind., soldier, educator, lecturer, and for twenty years, a teacher and super nten- dont of public schools, nominee for governor of Ind ana In 1916. Lieutenant-Colonel, 150th Field Artillery, V. S Army, has an honorable record for m 1 tary service on Mexican border and through the World Wnr. This meeting H to bo held in cooperation with the- churches, Y. M". C. A , W O. T. U and Jdndi- 1 nr- R. S. Mlddleton, dianapolln Ind ana, advance rriun for the Flylnif Squadron Foundation, wa« In Danv lie and completed arrangements for the meot.nj, m mo PUT o u T Expulsion of Football Players and Charges Arouses Ire of Coach (Br The AcsociMted 1'rtnut BOSTON, Nov. 19.--Harvard today was agog over the expulsion from the lobby of the Tremont Theatre of 30 members of its varsity football squad, three days bo foie the annual battle with Yale. Head Coach Robert T. Fishei who termed the incident the "dirtiest, lowest insult' he,ever knew will conduct a rigid investigation to determine ·who charged the squad with being "half-drunk" as they entered the theatre lobby last evening Last evening the largest mas- meeting ever held in Cambridge, accompanied by snake dances to the dormitories, was staged by the students. From the rally the football squad went directly to the theatre. Joe Crosby slipped on the tiled floor and the other players bega to jest with shouts. Manager Albert M Shephan of the theatre Interfered and ordered the lobby policeman to eject them. The gridiron men became Indignant when the officer ordered them out They say he charged then with being half-drunk. They took the matter to a nearby police station, where Captain "Dolph" Cheek had Lieutenant Dobbins inspect each man. "They are sober all right," was th c officer's verdict, "but I can'f do naything about It." Coach Fisher, when told of the affair by one of the squad, eatd: "The charge that those men had been drinking is absolute'y ridiculous, and aa for anyone to t h i n k that a Hnrvard football player would be drunk threo dnvi before the Vale game, that Is absurd on the face of It. I know evory man on the squad like a hook. I consider the wholo thins almost beneath my notice, but It was the dirtiest, lowest Insult T eve- knew to be paid, and # rigid Investigation will be made to determine th«t responsibility (or th» «harg«." "0- The South Piedmont Medical Association met on Tuesday for its Fall session at Lynchburg and voted to meet next April m Danv lie Thirty-five members attended the sess on at the Vlrg nia Baptist hospital and heard a number of professional papers read A banquet was serv-et' at College Park Inn. Members of the association are found in Pittsylvama, Campbell, Appomatox. Bedford. Halifax and Mecklenburg counties. !· T Wagoner, a farmer of Brown Summit. N. C.. reported to the police shortly after two o'clock this morning that his Ford touring car, parked opposite Aoree'f warehouse, had been stolen. He could give only a vague description of his car, having left home with- } out the license card showing thr | state license and the motor num- I ber Until this is communicated [ to the police little can be done towards finding It. Paul Parton and Willis Robinson, two youths, were detained bi the police last night charged with entering the Big Bill bottling works on the corner of Franklin and Monument streets and securing several bottles of soda water. Their actions were observed by John Beard and Morris B:ank, ne- groes, who took the two boys to Police Officer George Price on Craghead street. One of them pulled away and ran. but was surrendered by his father today Their rase will be dealt with in the Juvenile court. Lonnie Harrison, charged -with compelling 3ora Melton to wed him at SchoolHeld last Saturday with the persuasion of a pistol--a charge which he denies, will resist efforts to annul the wedding, it was learned today. The youth's father is quoted as saying that his boy still loves his wife and will not submit to annulment. The case is to come up privately at Schoolfield tomorrow before Judge Bert Dodson t of the Domestic Relations court. Harrteofr^wni' contend that he did not resort to violence as alleged but was madly in love with the young woman that he insisted on the girl accompanying him into the parsonage to be wed by Rev S. C Owen. CONDITIONS IN VA. EXCELLENT BOARD REPORTS C ERCASE IS SENT ON W. D. McKinney Held For the Grand Jury On the Charge of Killing R. C. Hancock Investigation Reveals No Such Condition At State Prison Camps As Charged Last Spring--No Inhumane Treatment Is Found, As Alleged--Whippings Used Only; As Last Resort. The state Chamber of Commerce will make available for Danville members copies of the Virginia Gazette, published at Williamsburg, Va , on July 26, 1776. when the journal contained "news" ot the Declaration of Independence Photostatic copies of the interesting old print have been made and are now being: generally circulated The old city courthouse wi'l soon he no more. Wreckers were engaged this afternoon on final process .ind were tumbling down the last sections of front wall, leav ng onl the concrete vault to be torn down Anderson and Hunter, contractor doing the work, have sold practl cally all of the useable material The well grown elm tiees are to be dug up and disposed of have a'ready been Hold Nunnally For Trial In Skeleton Case (Special to The Bee) REIDSVILLE. N. C.. Nov. 19 -John Nunnally, and Amy Watlington have been comnvtted to Wentworth jail to await action by the grand Jury follow np a verdict returned by a coroner's jury last night, which heard evidence connecting Nunnally w th a skeleton found on the Stokes farm a few days ago. The verdict was twofold and identifed the skeleton found as that of Ada Nunna'.ly, the negro's wife "and that John Nunnally be held for the grand Jury at the January term of the criminal court." The woman, found at his house the n'ght police went there to question the negro. Is being- held as amater al witness John Somereone of the witnesses Ident - fied the shoes and hat and said that the negress the even ng before she disappeared wearing such clothing Another wltne.ss viewed a piece of an apron str'ng and said that he also saw the colored woman that day. wearing an apron of that material. There was also evidence that Nunnally had bought grocer'es for Amv Watlington before his wife left and that there had been q^uarrels over it. Nun- na'lv also testified nnd told of h s efforts to find his wife. He denied being" responsble for her death. Three or four of his cous'ns supported his testimony. Eugene Irvln cashier, of a local bank, testlf ed Lhat Amy Watllngrton the day of her d sappearance had sought to borrow $300 but has been able to secure $135. . o---Argentina Flier Postpones Flight TTICTTXTAN. Argentine, Nov J O --Gulllermo Hlllcoat, Argentine army aviator, has decided lo postpone for the pr»ent. h s flight from Bufnos Aires to New York. H n plane was unable, either with the old motor, or the new one recently forwarded from Buenos Aires to reacha suff'c ent hc'ght to cross the Andes. He la return- Ing to BucniM Aires today. Broadway is sing ng its praise for the beauty and accomplishment of Doris Bleach, who recently made her debut on the Arner can stage Miss Bleach is one of the most beautiful and talented English actresses. [METM4YS 10 TESTIFY Defense to Complete Evidence Tomorrow, With Exception of Defendant's Story (By Thr Associated Press) WASHINGTON. Xov 19.--The ilefenbo notified the Mitt-hell court- mart al today that it expected to c-omplete piesentation of its evidence tomorrow, except lor the testimony Col. Will.am Mitchell will give in his own behalf Representative K i a n k U licul chief detente counsel, indiea.te-1 .h.tt the colonel wou d require ibout two days for h s test.mony. Reed M. Chamber*, of Detroit who won numerous decorations a an aviator in France, testified at odxiv's session that his plane ne\er lad been hit by an enemy ground .run, although it had been w thin Jieli range several hundred hours lie declared reserve aii officers ^hould be given at least 100 hours lying time a year L, cut. Le gh Wade one of the u-my world flieis, told the court of \arious experiences during hit, .1 000 flying hours in e\eiy type of plane known to any aviation per. .sonnel. Regard ng the Leoning amphio- uin machine, he said, U was n the xper mental stage and not, in his opinion, suited for Arctic service Turning to the world flight, he said he believed the c rcumatance.- wh ch attended the hop f i o m Scapa Flow to Iceland constituted ·an undue hazard of human life." "Why?" "I feel there is very little oppor- · n ty offered " The lieutenant was asked about his rescue after he had fallen Into the water in the N'orth Atlantic during the world flight. He said he was picked up by a British \es- sel and that an American naval vessel later appeared and "destroyed" his plane. On cross examination he said the attitude of the navy during the world flight was one of "cooperation" and that the destruction of his plane was not "malicious " although he would not call it an "accident." Major Allen Gullion, conducting the cross examination insisted th.it the plane was destioyed by acci- lont when a boom lifting it aboard hip. bnapped unfler the strain and broke. Wishes To Be Responsible To The King Only (Ky Th« Annocl»t«d Prm*^ ROME. Nov. 19--The. fascist .·remler of Italy, Benlto Mussolini, wishes to be responsible only to King Victor Emmanuel for his actions. He desires that neither the Chamber of Deputies nor the Senile include In Its program and question which he has not approved. Blllfl to carry oUl the premier's desires, described by him as a Juridical expression of t h e precise will of the fascist revolution wore ntroduced yesterday In tho c h a m - ber of deputies. In a speech to tho chamber yesterday he snld that there wns a feeling throuRhout tho world that the parliamentary system was good In the pn»t "but today It le Insuin- cient for the needs and passions of modern aocitty." (Special to The Bee.) HALIFAX. Va., Nov 19 -- W. D. McKinney was held this afternoon foi the giand jury of Halifax county circuit court for the killing of R Carter Hancock last Sunday. following a preliminary hearing before Magistrate C. W. Snead, of Scotthburg The grand jury meets here next Monday morning. The evidence heard this morning followed in substance the early accounts of the tragedy which culminated In McKinney shooting Hancock through the heart as he sat in his chair because the lie had been passed to his sister The only point over which a discrepancy was seen was over who first resorted to the ugly word. Floyd Butler one of tho three eye-witnesses besides McKinney, was the first to take the stand He called a.t the McKinney home on Sunday mornjng, at ten o'clock and sppnt the day there. Hancock and his son. Ben Hancock, aged, 13. arrived at about 1:30 o'c'ock apparently m an am able mood. The range of go*sip was w de and included the smallpox situation at Drakes Branch and methods of marketing tobacco. Butler quoted Hancock as say ng at one time that tic had tak"n 2,100 pounds of tobacco to Drakes Branch where he had disposed of .t on the auction floors and that he expected to sell all of his tobacco in the same way notwithstanding the fact that Dalsey Hancock and others had reported him to the 'co-ops' for so do ng Th's Butler teatif ed was what created the trouble Miss McKinney, Butler testified denied the 'mput.it on and the lie was passed McKinn»y he said told Hancock to leave secured his gun and shot him after telling Hancock that he could not curse his sister. Other unpr ntable language is said to have been used ulso dur ng the passage between Hanrock and the young woman. Butler left the house hurriedly alter the affair becoming excited over the murder. Ben Han'cock testified that his father called Miss McKinney "a liar." His evidence in the main sinuUr to that of Butler His father he said had gone to the farm to see McKinney about some tobacco he was storing Daisy McKinney denied that she provoked the abue alleged to ha\e been heaped upon her and testified th.it Hancock came to the house apparently under the influence oC liquor and in an ugly mood. The girl testified turther that there had been feeling between Hancock and McKinney's son because of the fact that the Hancocks were charged with making liquor on their branch. She stated that her family had not visited the Hancocks for over a year but that Hancock came to their house frequently and would always lea\c without s.iying farewell, and sometimes without telling anyon_ he was going. This was described as one of his peculiarities. Deputy Sheriff John W. Hatcher, of Scottsburp was the ne.U n it- ne.vs He stated that he war- notified of thf killing un Sunday afternoon by Benny Hancock. He w -nt to the McKinney home, he stated, but found the houhe locked up. He ys he was forced to break in. On entering ho round the body ot Hancock Ijing on the floor, alone. He stated he later learned that the family had locked tho hout,e up ind went to the home 01 a. neighbor. The officer attacked the testimony of Flovd Hutler and Dx uy McKinney, declaring that certain points n their test niony contr.t- d cted tho previous stories they had told of the affair. The off cor declared today that hxd sqmo strong evidence to intioducc when the sjrand jury liearing is held, evidence which he neld back at tho hear ng today. He ntimatetl that It would be nothing short of sensational He "ays that 10 has found several other witnesses. McKinney is still in ja 1, no bond having been asked for. McKinney did not take the stand todaj, nnr u o i ^ inv witnesses tor ho defense heard. WEAT11KK FORECAST Virginia -- Showers Silljrhtly warmer In central mnl eiiwt portions; FVlday, jinrt cloud); colder In west portion, moderate »o fmsli Mjulliwot ulnd.s. North Carolina -- Showers nnd slightly vturiiior tonight; I'YIday, part cloudy nnd colder In west, showers In east portion; moderate southwest winds. RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 19.--The! general condition o£ prison camps in Virginia. 13 excellent, a private report of the Mate board of public welfare, made to Governor Trinkle, shows. Inaurugated following charges last spring to inhuman tieatment of prisoners, the investigation revealed no ouch conditions and found whipping used only as st reso: t and then properly, the report states,. During the present year there have been but 49 whippings among the prison forces in Virginia, investigators found. Of these the state penitentiary had two, tho state farm two and load camps 49 With a convict population of 2,400 whippings m the state have averaged less than six a month. All ot these were found to have been pioperly admmlste'ed without any signy ot cruelty and only when Jus- tmaule as a last resort to maintain order. The report recalls that in the month of August. 1907, there were J.J3 whippings when the prison population was only 1.500 anil these - were for minor offenses Under the present system whip pings are used in punishing onl the most seiious offenses, euch a attacking in attempt to kill, striK ing foremen, relusal to woik, po-~ ItSve ditobedience and nghtip^ The investigators, f o u n d that tn sergeants, in the (..imps were c-.ii rj.ng- out the plan ot the b o j i and dec are the piesent systen "wise, humane and necessary Only ono recommendation wa- made in the report to the govei nor, and had to be with iecom mendation of Br Brumtield in 1922 The state board of welfaie reported that the recommendation of Dr. Brun.field that small hospital buildings with cota at every camp and equipped with facilities for caring: for sick men had not been carried out. Though less than 1 per cent of tht* men were found confined to quarters because of Illness, those should be separated from tha other men wh.le ill, the board believes, and the report recommended that Dr Erumiield's suggestion oe eanied out. Of these 45 whippings which took place in camps this year, it was found that fue camps hava not had a single whipping, eight hav e had ony one: si\ had two seven had only three and two bad four, the maximum \uthm the year. After expressing: confidence in the,sergeants of the various camps and stating tho belief that whippings were being administered human'ely and then only w-hen necessary, the report of the ooard of welfare explained that everything possible was done to start a man, on the riijht track when he entered the camp. It was brought out that conditions' w ere such that most of the camp sergeants lived in or near the camps with thett- wixes. The report was made to Governor Tnnkle after a private inves- is,atlon co\eun; two months. Fol- lim-ir^j: chaii.es m a Virginia news.- iapei, b Airs. R. H. Taggart, of. Big Stone Gap and Joseph Chitu ood, of Roanoke, which started when a. i sport rrom North Carolina told 01 cruelty In a whipping case in that state, Major Rice Ewell, superintendent of the state prison, asked the governor to make an investigation. The task of m.iMnjr a sweeping Investigation UMS turned o\er to uie etate bo.ud 01 public welfare ana the report submitted the s° vern or ia hi£?ne,i by Commissioner J. T. Ma.-tin ana social agent, Arthur "\V, James. IN KIP CASE (By Tho AHsorfnted Tress) NEW YORK, Nov. 19 --Irvin Berlin, song wr ter today, followed Al Jolson blick-facefl comedian, in d t n j i n g that he had ever Mice Hontric" Jones, neKTO wife of Leonard KO Rh'nelander, who '» snlnc her for annulment of their m a r r i n p o !'.« rl n. returning to ,\V\\ V n i k irom Bo'ton, said today t h a t h w n n Eui ^pe at th,^ Hie p i l wrote young Khinoland**"., t h a t ^ho Imd met him at a "imp Al Jolson, who xx ono of the girl i letters as st lit the same place, took the_ ness stand n White Plains, day nnd denied that he had mot her, NFWSPAPFR!

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