The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida on September 26, 1923 · 1
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The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida · 1

Miami, Florida
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Wednesday, September 26, 1923
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T’lin MIAMI HERALD Is Published By Miamians lor Miami and the East Coast ot Florida VOL 13 No 305 n si ATOMS 10 Pensacola Policeman Shoots Her Dead as County Official’s Body Falls in Doorway REFUSED TO BE ARRESTED She Had Ignored Injunction Ordering Iler From Property Which She Claimed to Own T TKt ASSOCIATED RRESD pKNSACOLA Fla- Sept 25 — Sheriff I A Cary Ellis of Escambia county vas shot and killed instantly here late today by Susie McClain S3 when the officer attempted to arrest her on charges of contempt of court and the woman in turn was shot to death when two city policemen who acconv panled the sheriff fired Into the house The police began firing when' they saw the sheriff fall on the front porch mortally wounded One shot struck her killing her Instantly According to police the woman had been suffering from an affected mind and according to them bad annoyed families living at the house owned by H M Cobb of Bagdad Fla which house she Is said to have claimed as hers She had been ejected once before by Sheriff Ellis after some resistance Cobb obtained an Injunction to prevent her from entering the house again which she Is alleged to have violated and was quoted as having told persons in the vicinity she would “die In the house- Ellis armed with a warrant went to arrest her accompanied by two policemen Ellis found the doors locked and all shades drawn He asked the woman to come out but she refused When the officer tried to force the door she fired two times neither bullet taking effect He again remonstrated with her to open the door and submit She refused again Ellis succeeded In opening the door started to enter she fired again and he dropped dead Captain of Police Harper at the front door near where Ellis stood began firing Captain William O'Connell fired throalh a side window One of them killed the woman Sheriff Ellis was serving his second term as sheriff lie leaves bis wife and three daughters all Residents of Pensacola Before becoming sheriff te was a conductor over the Louisville A Nashville railroad FLOGGING CASE MOVES RAPIDLY ST TH( ASSOCIATES rSISS " MACON Ga EepL 25— Taking ot e tiraony in the case of Dr C A Yarbrough charged with rioting In connection with the whipping of W O Barnett proceeded so rapidly today that the defense at 6:20 o'clock announced that it had run out of witnesses and asked for a recess until tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock At-trneys after adjournment said that they expected the case to rerch the Jury stage by noon and that It was j --slble that the arguments would be concluded and the Jury start consideration of the case by night The state rested its case shortly after court convened for the afternoon session and the defensu at once began offering character witnesces in an effort to Impeach the state's witnesses The state today declined to - cross-examine any of the defense character wi'feues and as a result the specific instances of - alleged bad actions on the part of accusers of Dr Yarbrough were not brought out as in the trial two weeks ago of the Mills flogging ccse i PRESSMEN ARE FILLING VACANCIES OF STRIKERS ST THE ASSOCIATES VAEES NEW YORK Sept 25 — Additional pressmen were distributed today among newspapers affected by the strike of members of the local pressmen's union who left their posts a week ago last night it was announced by officials or the international union who have invited out-of-town members of their organisation to fill the place of members of the outlaw local They said others were arriving hourly from widely separated sections of the country in response to the call of the president George Berry One afternoon paper was furnished its full complement ot its men it was said Spokesmen of the publishers' association which signed an agreement under which the international wras to man the presses announced that enough men had arrived or were on the way to end the strike so far as employers were concerned They said it had not been determined however when the combined morning and afternoon editions would resume their individual makeups Bt'LGlR GOVERNMENT REFORMED PARIS Sept 25 — A message from Sofia reads "The Bulgsrisn government after resigning hs been reconstituted with the same members except Minister of Justice Smiloff The nstional liberal party to which Rado Slavoff (former premier) belonged is no longer represented tn the ministry” T4RVFA BILL GOES TO ZAYAS HAVANA Sept 25 — The railroad and port measure known as the Tara-fa bill finally passed the bouse tonight The vote was 93 to 7 The measure now goes to President Zayas for action UER1LD lELEPUOSE 3123 Miami Woman s The above 1 m reproduction of tbe architect drair la of the proposed Flagler Memorial Library and Audi teriam Building which the Womaa'i club propose to build In the new Bayfront Park mm n memorial to Ileary Flagler Florida pioneer and builders The Woman club ha approximately 93300UO from the aale of laad given tbo Woman! club for n library with which to build the build-lag Tbe buildings are Spanish Colonial In type and would NEWS SUMMARY ' WEATHER Forecast: Bain today and Thursday increasing northeast winds becoming gales over southern portion of state Yesterday's temperatures: Maximum SS minimum 71 NATIONAL Escambia county sheriff killed by woman who was in turn shot to death by Pensacola policemen Two women drowned when their automobile plunged over a pier into Ike water at Norfolk Democrats preparing for attack on tariff when congress convenes Coolidge and secretary of tbe treasury bar legislators from federal build-Inga for special session LOCAL Passenger business between Miami and Nassau showed large increase Miami couple have been married 55 years ' v City commission deferred fin-tl action on license ordinance until Friday1 Ad club approved plan of National Highway Charts association ' to mark Dixie highway ' Driver of truck ’ that struck and caused death of John Barnett will be arraigned today on manslaughter charge FOREIGN i Stressmann quickly united all parts of German government and all parties in new Ruhr policy Belgian pilot won James Gordon Bennett cup race for second time SPORT New York Giants defeat Reds 3 to 2 and now need one victory to cinch the pennant T ' ' ’ ' j Joe Kirkwood makes great rally to stay In professional golf tournament while other favorites win easily World's scries will get under way October 10 with the first game in the Yankee stadium Forty-five candidates are trying out for positions on Miami high school team Cleveland dropped two games to Philadelphia Meeker South Atlantic rookie winning one- of them MARKETS V Pressure from several sources caused further decline in stocks ' Drop of slightly more than one cent was recorded In cotton Cash houses were arrayed on bear side In the grain market Bond prices moved Irregularly n narrow limits EDITORIAL Marriage Growing Up Equalizing the Tax Exposing Coolidge Fighting High Water The Municipal Athletic Field Can’t Do Without It HERALD FEATURES Features for Women ot Page Eight Bringing Up Father on Page Seven The Lady of Fentlands on Page Eight Mutt and Jeff on Page Eleven ON AIR HONEYMOON CHICAGO TO MIAMI SPECIAL TO THE HERALD MARQUETTE Much Sept 25— Hart G Smith a former U S army aviator and Miss Dorothy Olmstead of Marquette who eloped to Detroit where they were married have bopped off to Chicago for n air honeymoon to Miami Fla Domestic Science Fireless Cookers Railey-Jlilam Hardware Company— Ad i crtiiciUtnL MIAMI FLORIDA Club's Proposed Flagler Memorial Library and Auditorium Buildings Argument That Passive Resistance Was Costing Great Sum Mellowed Wavering Doubters ST THE ASSOCIATED MESS BERLIN Sept 25 — Support of Chancellor Stresemann ln his efforts to bring about a speedy termination of the Ruhr and Rhineland conflict has sufficiently crystallized to warrant the prediction that the government will command more than a comfortable majority in approval of its moral declaration to the relchstag Thursday So far the government has been vouchsafed the support of the Ruhr and Rhineland as voiced by Its authorized spokesmen at Monday's prolonged conference support which it is emphasized adequately reflects the immediate sentiment of the peoples of the occupied areas The charge that this conference was not representative is countered by the government with the statement that the men whom the chancellor summoned to Berlin yesterday constituted the same group as recommended passive resistance to Chancellor Cuno The chancellor's conference today with the premiers of the federal states and members of the federal council' was also In complete accord with the cabinet's procedure even the redoubtable Dr Von Knllling admitting the inevitable necessity of scrapping resistance In the face of overwhelming financial economic and social odds The' Bavarian premier proved surprisingly docile After conferring with the visiting premiers the chancellor received delegations representing the relchstag parties of which the German nationalists alone assume an oppositional attitude The reactionaries demanded nothing - short of an ultimatum to France and a breach ot relations unless the occupying powers Immediately concede the points of honor which CONTINUED ON PAGE TEN WEATHER BUREAU WARNS SHIPPING A disturbance centered over the old Bahama channel last night probably will Increase In Intensity today and shipping off the southeast Florida coast should exercise every caution according to advices to Richard W Gray meteorologist la charge of the Miami station of the United States weather bureau Miami mariners should be careful for the next 21 hours it was indicated by the message which said that there probably will be northeast and north gales within the next 21 hours The message was received last night The message to Mr Gray reads: “Hoist northeast storm warning at 10 p m on south Florida coast from Key West to Jupiter A disturbance is apparently over old Bahama channel and will move west northwest and increase In Intensity Probably northeast and north gales off southeast Florida coast within next 21 hours Shipping advised to exercise caution” Washington Issues Warning WASHINGTON Sept 25— The United States weather bureau tonight Issued this announcement: “Advisory disturbance developing over old Bahama channel will move west northwestward and Increase in Intensity Vessels in Bahama waters Cuban waters and off the south coast of Florida are advised to exercise ev cry precaution Northeast storm warnings are displayed on the Florida coast from Jupiter Inlet to Key West” ( HIGGINBOTHAM TIME EXTENDED TALLAHASSEE Fla Sept 25 — The state supreme court has extended un til November 21 the time limit allowed counsel to file a petition for a new trial in the case of Thomas W Higginbotham convicted in July of second degree murder in connection with the death of Martin Tabert in a Dixie county lumber camp in February 1922 WEDNESDAY - MORNING SEPTEMBER 26 1923 probably be built of tncco with concrete columns It la divided Into two separate units connected by an artistic arcade which runs from the front of one building to the front of the other and then down the side of the buildings making n circle at the rear Between the two buildings is n park in which tbe Woman's club wants to erect n statute to commemorate the work of Mr Klagler The library would be In the building at the right and the auditorium and rest rooms In the building at the left BELGIAN PILOT DEMUYTER AGAIN WINS TIIE JAMES GORDON BENNETT CUP RACE Last Year’s Victor Travels About 600 Miles Landing in Sweden Against 875 Miles a Year Ago International Catastrophe May Lead to Change in Rules of Contest ST THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RUSSELS Sept 25— The last balloon competing for the James Gordon Bennett cup the Belgian entry Prince Leopold piloted by Veenstra and Lieutenant Quersin has been' accounted for ' The Prince Leopold landed at Mel-lerud on Lake Vener In Sweden The distance traveled by the balloon was less than that covered by Demuyter in the Beigica and Demuyter accordingly is the winner of the cup Demuyter landed atf 1 o’clock Monday about - the center of - Sweden a distance of about 600' 'miles - Demuyiers distance last year When he won the trophy was 875 miles and his time was then 25 hours as compared with ‘ 21 hours this year The tragic race which started Sunday fiom the broad plain of Solbosch outside of Brussels caused the death of five pilots or aides the grave injury ot one and less serious injury to four others the destruction of several c-f the balloons and the fall of two Motor Car Drops Off Pier Into 35 Feet of Water at Norfolk 4 Narrowly Escape Death r THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ‘ NORFOLK Va Sept 25 — Mrs James P Stevenson and Mrs J W Moss were drowned and four other persons narrow’ly escaped similar fate late today when an automobile driven by Mrs Moss plunged overboard Into waters 35 feet deep' at the army base piers Mrs Phyllis Backus daughter of Mrs Stevtrson and her baby were rescued by Capt L F Pape commanding officer of the army base who dived from the deck of the transport Edge-moor alongside the pier when he saw the machine take the fatal plunge and by others on the pier Capat J C Allen masater of the Edgemoor and Capt J P Stevenson a retired marine corps officer leaped from the automobile as it left th wharf and escaped injury A seventh member of the party Miss Stevenson 18 years old had just left the automobile when Mrs Moss In attempting ‘o turn the car ar-und lost control of the machine The Infant of Mrs Backus was resuscitated by use of a pulmotor The bodies of the victims were recovered 15 minutes after the accident DESTROYERS’ WRECK 5 CAUSED BY MISTAKE SAN DIEGO Calif Sept 25 — An error in judgment caused the wreck of seven destroyerss off Honda Calif Sept 8 according to Lieut Comdr Donald T Hunter commanding officer of the U S S Delphy which was leading the column when - destroyer squadron No 11 rode into the surf at 20 knots That it was an error in judgment and not an act of providence that hurled th Bhips to destruction and 21 men to their death was admitted by the commander shortly before hs oonoluded his testimony today before the naval court of inquiry Investigating the disaster GOVERNMENT BOND QUOTATIONS NEW YORK Sept 25 — U S government bonds closed: Liberty Ss 9925 second 4s 983 first 44s 984 second 418 984 third 414s 9827 fourth 44s 985 treasury 4s 923 The roofs of the two buildings would be used as a roof garden The drawing shows the building fronting on the bay and on the park towards Sonth Bay Shore Urive but under the plan proposed by £2 G Sewell at the open foram of the Chamber of Commerce the buildings would be placed la the northwest corner of the park probably fronting on South Bay Shore Drive August Geiger is the architect and E L Robertson his associate in the planning of the building of them Into the sea— ail of which may lead to the race rules being changed for future contests ' - Dubois who had a miraculous escape when the French balloon 'Savoie fell mass-like owing to the snow which collected on it wants the race in June or July Others are strongly of the opinion that a more favorable season of the year for the contest w'ould mean less danger to the lives of the contestants 4 President Jacobs of the Belgian Aero club is against changing the regulations so far as concerns postponing the start The date was chosen he said because Cyclonic conditions existed which were necessary for distance end desired by the pilots anti-cyclonic conditions woul ' give no interesting results The equinoctial period was chosen because then the winds in Belgium carry the balloons toward central and southern Europe not toward England and the ocean The Gordon Bennett cup he added was always competed for at this time of the year CONTINUED ON PAGE TEN m BABY ISSTILL HAPPY Life of Child Hinges on Deli cate Operation by Doc- tor Today DY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA Sept 25— Smiling and shaking - its " little hand five months old William W Johnson Jr lies on its crib at Jefferson hospital tonight unaware of the battle medical men will wage tomorrow in an effort to save his life by the removal of an open safety pin from his throat Junior as he is called by his parents Professor and Mrs W W Johnson comes from Concord N C His father is professor of astronomy at Jackson institute in that city Last Sunday while playing about his home the baby swallowed the safety pin and X-ray pictures showed It was open and lodged half way down the esaphogus Concord physicians advised Professor Johnson that Dr Chevalier Jackson professor of lrynology at Jefferson hospital was one of the few specialists in the country who could save the child's life and the father charted a special train to bring him here The run was made in 15 hours The pin is In such position physicians at the hospital said tonight that failure to remove It would prove fatal They said that Dr Jackson planned to operate tomorrow DEMOCRAT PASSES WASHINGTON RIVAL DY THE ASSOCIATED DRESS SPOKANE Washi Sept 25 — Pe turns from 68 Spokane county precincts at 9 o'clock tonight from the special congressional election held In the fifth district today showed that Judge Sam B Hill democrat had passed State Senator Charles E Myers republican who was leading In returns from E8 precincts The count at 9 o’clock gave Hill 4850 votes to 4207 for Myers WILL BEQUEST EXTRADITION COLUMBIA S C Sept 25 — Governor McLeod today announced his decision to request Governor Walker of Georgia to grant extradition papers for Frank H Barrett Julian Barrett and Thomas Barrett Jr members of the defunct Augusta Ga cotton firm of Barrett & Co wanted In Aiken county on charges “of obtaining property by false pretense” SIXTEEN FACES TODAY on the Bayfront Vill Unite With Progressives to Force Lower Sugar When Congress Convenes By GLADSTONE WILLIAMS The Herald’s Special Washington Correspondent ?- WASHINGTON Sept 25— Reopening of the whole tariff question earlier than expected was foreshadowed today by a statement from the Democratic national committee announcing that pressure for a reduction of the present rate on sugar will be brought to bear on the new congress as soon as it convenes in December Democrats and Progressives it was asserted will be united in the effort to force a decrease “that will mean a saving of millions to users of sugar” It has been a matter of speculation for some time whether Democrats In view of their increased numbers would attempt tariff revision in the next congress Some leaders were known "to favor the plan while others were said th® house anl senate doors to prefer waiting until after the elections of 1924 Although the sugar schedules were the only ones mentioned today's statement by the committee Indicates that party leaders are planning a full tariff program since discussion of one phase of the question would naturally involve the whole Going a step further it is possible that Democratic leaders contemplate making the tariff the chief issue of the coming national campaign — a matter suggested recently by Senator Fletcher of Florida In that event nothing would serve the purpose better than by combining with Progressives and passing a new tariff law which President Coolidge Would be forced to veto on the eve of the election Such a combination would be effective it is believed According to the committee the battle for a lowering of existing duties on sugar will begin with demands for an investigation of the “exorbitant increase” in prices last spring and summer Efforts to bririg about an inquiry at the close of the last session were - defeated after Republican leaders announced that Secretary Hoover would undertake an investigation Claiming to be without authority Secretary Hoover took no action other than to have departmental agents gather general Information which Democrats declare has not been made public - This and other material will be demanded and party leaders predict that the revelations will be so damaging that Republican regulars will be compelled to vote a reduction in the rates - - BILLION DOLLARS DAMAGE IN JAPAN DY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Sept 25 — Japan's financial loss in the recent earthquake disaster averages about 713 per capita of its ppulation it was estimated today by the Far Eastern division of the commerce department The damage to Industry considering the total capacity of the manufacturing and producing establishments of the country was estimated to be even less proportionately Material damage amounts to $1000-000000 In the department figures If the Japanese nation adds that amount to Its present public debt of $1913000000 its total per capita indebtedness will be about $38 as compared with a per capita indebtedness for the United States of $211 and Great Britain $733 The cotton spinning Industry located largely in the earthquake zone sustained th' most serious physical destruction Japanese silk production will be little hampered the estimates showed FOUND DEAD IN HOME JACKSONVILLE Fla Sept 25— Paul Mark 27 was found dead In his home here tonight with the tube from a gas heater which was turned on in his mouth Life apparently had been extinct about two hours THE MIAMI HERALD Leads in Circulation in Miami Suburban and Lower East Coast Territory PRICE FIVE CENTS s President and Secretary of Treas ury Wire That Special Session Cannot Meet There 35000 MEN READY TO SERYE Volunteers Offer Themselves to Walton Little Fear of Violence Felt at Capital DY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS "OKLAHOMA CITY Sept 26— Federal buildings In Oklahoma will be barred to members of the state legislature for their proposed special session Gov J C Walton was advised tonight in a telegram from Bascom C Slernp secretary to President Coolidge Use of federal buildings for purposes other than business of the United States government Is contrary to regulations Secretary Slemp telegraphed Governor Walton The telegram added that the custodian of the Oklahoma City federal building had been instructed not to permit the building to be used for "any unauthorized purpose” The message from the White House was tn reply to a telegram sent earlier in the evening by Governor Walton requesting that President Coolidge prevent the legislators from assembling tn the local federal building Simultaneous telegrams came from the secretary of the treasury at Washington ordering the custodian of the building to prevent its unauthorized use The message called attention to treasury regulations which prohibit use of the building without authorization of the treasury department Thirty-five thousand men in the state have volunteered for service in the Oklahoma national guard during the legislative crisis Governor Walton announced - The executive made is plain however that he anticipated no necessity for calling the volunteers to duty ANOTHER unit of guardsmen will be brought to Oklahoma City earifi tomorrow to aid fhoops already stga tloned here in blocking the called session of the legislature at noon governor added Because of the mil$-tary censorship over the troop non ment Governor Walton declined to say what unit had been called The executive made light of reports that there would be bloodshed and violence when the legislators attempt to meet tomorrow "Why I could take a cap pistol and drive all of those fellow into the Red river” the governor said Jocularly "I don't think there will be the least bit of violence” A general order issued by Adjutant General B H Markham forbidding the convening tomorrow of a special session of tbe state house of representatives was served late today on house members gathering here for the session- - - - As the order was served each member asked if he was being served as an Individual or a legislator Upon being told the service was in their capacity as legislators each asked the name of Major J J McCartney in charge of the service detail and then took the names of witnesses to the service This was regarded as indicating that the way was being paved for -court action to test the adjutant general's authority Copies of tha order were posted on he house anl senate doors ' ' DESPITE Its issuance' the opinion gained strength tonight that the stage has been set for the attempt tomorrow to convene the extraordinary session at which opponents of Governor Walton have promised to seek "his impeachment t Authoritative sources which could not be revealed expressed the belief that a "gentlemen’s agreement” would prevent any danger of bloodshed It was indicated that the refusal of the military to give the legislators access to the chamber would Involve nothing more than the formality of a guard officer Informing the house members that they were not permitted to enter the doors Then it is believed the representatives wilt leave the- capitol -later assembling at some unannounced location at which they will convene and where some of their number probably will be arrested This maneuver It is believed would be intended to prevent a public spectacle which might invite violence by onlookers not identified with the guard It la believed that guard officers even may be informed of the intended location for the second convening Reports that he had said that ho knew of no reason why the legislature should not meet Jn the United States district court room- of tho federal building were denied tonight by Federal Judge John H Cottera “We stand where wo have always stood we will meet pursuant to our signed call" Representative W B Mc-Bee of Stephens county In charge of the session plans said tonight “Wednesday noon will find us at the capitol unarmed and uhguarded” TIIE MIAMI HERALD HAS PUBLISHED Paid Classified Advertisements This Year Last Tuesday 478 - Yesterday 472 Last Month 13150 Last Year 187504

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