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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, July 9, 1931
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r i DENY SENSATIONAL STORY OF DAUPHIN Says Heir to French Throne Came to U .S. And Had Son. BLAME DEATHBED OPIATE Statement of James Henry Rion Discounted By Historians. COLUMBIA, S. C. July 8. .T The atory that the lost Dauphin of France, ion of Louis XVI, was smuggled to America and had a son who was reared by John C Calhoun was discounted today by A. S. Salley, secretary of the South Carolina Historical Commission. The story Is an old one." Mr. Sal-ley said, "but there is no foundation for it." Jt originated, he said, when James Henry Rion of Wtnnsboro, S. C, made a deathbed statement In which he asserted his father, Henry Kion. wns the Dauphin. Several da later one of James Henry Rion's sons, Preston Rion. declared his father had been under Influence of an opiate and was not responsible for the statement he made en his deathbed. James Henry Rion died December 12. 1886, after a brilliant career as a lawyer. Parentaue Unknown. Little Is known of his parentage, Mr. Salley said, except that his mother was a brilliant woman whom Calhoun met in Savannah and secured to become his housekeeper and act as companion to Mrs. Calhoun. R.lon attended school at South Carolina College, now the University of South Carolina, and became a practicing lawyer in Winnsboro. During: his entire career, he refused to accept any political office, although he was one of South Carolina's most prominent men. This has been vised, Mr. Salley said, in argument to show he believed he was heir to the French throne and had no right to be an office holder in America. woman m.kF:s"kkveitiox. CLEARWATER, Fla.. July 8. J") The lost Dauphin of France, son of the ill-fated Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, was not a victim of the revolution, according to Mrs. Madeline Buchanan Gill, but escaped to Canada and had a son who was reared by John C. Calhoun. The commonly accepted story la that the Dauphin died in prison, but the version of Mrs. Gill, a social leader here, is based on documents of the late Princess De Montglyon of Belgium, whose estate is now in litigation In Tampa. Mrs. Gill said that after the beheading of Marie Antoinette In 1794 the Countess Caharras used her wiles on her lover, Barras, an official of the new republican regime, to smuggle the youth to Naples. Due Dava-rsy interfered and took the Dauphin to a chateau near Paris from where he was subsequently spirited away by Count Charles Mercy Argenteau. an ancestor of the Trincess De Montglyon. Disguised as a girl, the Dauphin was taken to Holland by the count and then to Canada by the wife of the Duke of Orleans. The wife of the duke assumed the name of Madame De Rion and the Dauphin was called Henry De Rion, Aa Henry De Rion the Dauphin Joined the British army, married Margaret Hunter in 1817, and died the following year six months before the birth of his son, James Henry De Rion. Through Count Argenteau, according to Mrs. Gill, t'alhoun was informed of the Dauphin's presence in Canada and later became guardian of his son. Meanwhile Royalists loyal to the pre-revolutlon regime plotted a restoration, first of the Dauphin and then of the Dauphin's son. but all their plans failed. So the Iauphin'a son grew to manhood with the Calhoun family in South Carolina as James Henry De Rion. married Mary Catherine Wier at Harrisburg, ra on December 11. 1851. and died in Wlnnsboro, in 18SS. Madame Curie, Daughter, In Paris f . o . i i A recent photo of Mme. Pierre Curie (left) noted French woman neientict, and her daughter, Irene Joliot Curie, taken at the entrance to their laboratory In Taris. They were recently hoeu to the Franco-American committee. 1. ...... - " v ". i n 1 n - Aosocmn-d l'rei- 1'ht.to. Miss Lena Mae Rae of Dunedin. Fla., 19-year-old brunette, won this title "Miss Florida" at a beauty contest conducted July 4 at Clearwater, Fla. Young women from 23 Florida cities participated. Night of Love and Sun Baths Wreck Marital Happiness Special to the Pittsburgh Post-Gaxette and the Chicago Tribune. NEW YORK, July 8. A night of clandestine love in a penthouse boudoir succeeding equally intimate sun baths there on the previous afternoon has wrecked the brief marital happiness of platinum-haired Claire Ray. former movie star, and her gold-plated husband, Charles E. Carnevale, according to divorce charges launched by the latter today. In a complaint even more sizzling than the current weather young Carnevale, son of a millionaire Manhattan realtor, who married Miss Woman to Sit In Turkish Court ... 4 v,-:r;-: (B j AsrKlated Pres. Itioto. Souad Hanim. shown wearing the hat and gown of a magistrate in a civil court in Istanbul, Turkey. She is one of six nominations to the office, which have just been ratified by Sultan Mustapha Kemal. 2. Wins Contest For Florida Beauties Ray last September after a zippy Hollywood wooing, charged that he and a pair of pals caught her all wrapped up in the embrace of Michael de Mar, a well known racing follower, in the Carnevale penthouse stop 65 Central Tark West, on the morning of June 20, last. "There was absolutely nothing between 118," insisted De Mar, in an affidavit supjorting Miss Ray's denials. "That Is true there was absolutely nothing between them," agreed Joseph G. Barron, attorney for Carnevale. "Just how little is now being described in affidavits being prepared by George Owens and Max Landesman, who saw all with Mr. Carnevale. Miss Ray asks $500 a week temporary alimony and $5,000 counsel fees to fight her husband's charges. Clod or Not? Is Big Problem HOOPESTON, 111.. July 8 (United News.) The supreme court of Illi nois may be called upon to decide whether it was a hard clod or just a handful of loose dirt which John Watson hurled at the mayor's dog. Til appeal the case to the highest court if necessary." declared Attor ney Miles Odle, after his client, Watson, a former deputy sheriff, was fined $5 and costs by Judge William Wallace, who studied the case for almost a week before giving a de cision. The case involving the Mayor's dog originated on June 27, when the mayor's daughter, Mrs. Thelrna Rich creek Alklre, complained that while she was walking along the street with her father's dog, Watson threw "a hard clod" at the canine. "It was only a handful of loose dirt, and it didn't hurt him any," was the defense of Watson when the mayor, E. H. Richcreek, declared nobody could throw clods at his dog and "get away with it." Richcreek, a retired farmer and business man, has gained consider able fame in Eastern Illinois by serving his city for 50 cents a year. He often claims jokingly that he's "worth every cent of it." Watson's first trial on the clod-hurltng charge was before a jury, but the jurors could not agree as to whether it was a clod or just dirt that he threw. By agreement of the opposing counsel, the case then was retried before Judge Wal- Jlace without a Jury. PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: Heroism in Trapped Sub Stirs House of Commons Torpedo Gunner Mate Kept Up Morale of Men And - Directed Escape From Craft On Bottom Of Sea Off China in Which 20 Lost Lives. Special to the Pittsburgh LONDON, July 8. An epic story of heroism in a trapped submarine was read yesterday before a tense and silent House of Commons. It was the report from the commander in chief of the British navy in China telling of the last hours of the submarine Toseidon, which plungred to the bottom, off Wei-haiwei, last month with a loss of 20 lives. In simple, unadorned English it told how the men worked in a flooded compartment, with the water rising slowly about them, while one of their officers kept them in good spirits and directed their escape through the hatchway. Five officers and 30 men were saved, among them the six who escaped by means of the Davis "lung" apparatus after they had been imprisoned for several hours. The hero of the episode, according to the report, was Petty Officer Willis torpedo gunner's mate who ordered the men to shut themselves inside the forward compartment in almost total darkness while the ship lurched to the bottom. Willis first said prayers for himself and his companions and then ordered them to put on their escape apparatus, making sure that they all knew how to use it While the compartment was slowly flooding. Willis kept the men cheerful although the oxygen was Prepare for ' Awc!ftted lref Pbuto. Here's a recent photo of Princess Ileana of Rumania and Archduke Anton of Austria, whose marriage at the little seaside resort of Sinaia, will be an occasion for ceremonies lasting three days, beginning July 24. Only members of the royal family excepting Queen Helen will attend. Ileana3 s Wedding Program Will Last for Three Days Only Circle of Royal Family, Not Including Queen Helen, Will Attend Ceremonies for Marriage Of Princess and Archduke Anton, Starting July 24. BUCHAREST. July 8.ji)The , program for the wedding of Princess Ileana to Archduke Anton of Austria, covering the thre? days. July 24 to 26, has been officially an nounced. Ceremonies will embrace only the circle of the royal family, but not including former aueeri. Helen. The wedding will be solemnized at Pelesch Castle, near Sinaia. The following guests have been invited: The lormer king and queen of Greece, Grand Duchess Cyril and her daughter. Princess Yjra; the rrinc and princess of Hoherzollern, the prince of Leinigen, the princesses of Hohenlohe. the infante and infanta of Spain. Princess Maschka, members of the former imperial house of Kapsburg, the count of Guelf, the baron of Halberg, court officials, ministers of state, the presidents of the chamber and senate. Also invited are former Regent Saratianu. Marshals Tresan and A vi rseu and others of the high state dignitaries. Thp witnesses for Trincess Ileana will be King Carol and the prince of Hohenzollern; the bridegroom's witnesses will be his father, former Archduke Leopold Salvator, and the count of Guelf. July 24 Ileana and Anton will receive congratulations and gifts at the palace of Pelesch. A grand banquet and reception will be held July 25. The civil marriage ceremony will be performed at the palace July 26 at 10 a. m. by the minister of justice, in the presence of the roval family and the court. An hour later the religious ceremony will be performed in the vestibule of the castle. At noon King Karol, former Qu!en Once "Typical" Mountaineer Fears He's Becoming a Sissy CLARKSBURG, W. Va., July 8. LP) Eli (Rimfire) Hamrick, once chosen as West Virginia's typical mountaineer, suspects the march of progress is making even him a little effete. For the first time in his 03 years in the hills, during which he survived all kinds of accidents, he is in a hospital and he has a hard time getting used to it. "Rimftre, Mho hails from Turkey Knob, in Webster county, was brought in with a broken leg. A lumber shed door slammed suddenly on him during a windstorm. Everything here is strange to me," he said, "but I guess I'll have to get used to it. Those doctors who set my leg were smart." He recalled what he used to do in the old days when hurt. "Once I chopped n artery in my leg with an axe. After washing and dressing the wound, I sewed it up myself. 1 1iad to, for I he nearest doctor w as 20 miles away." THURSDAY, JULY 9, Fost-Gazetta and the New York Times. running low in some of the escape apparatus. One able seaman told Willis that his oxygen flask was exhausted as he could no longer hear it bubbling. "That's all right" said Willis, "you can't hear anything in mine and there's plenty left." After two hours and ten minutes, with the water reaching the men's knees the first two seamen were shot up through the escape apparatus. One died immediately but the other was picked up alive by a rescue craft. In another hour, when the water had reached the men's necks, Willis, with three others, shot to the surface. "From the evidence," said the report, which was read by First Lord of the Admiralty A. V. Alexander, "it is abundantly clear that the courage and fortitude with which all these men in the darkness of the slowly flooding compartment faced a situation more than desperate, was in accord with the very highest traditions of the service. "The coolness, confidence, ability and power of command shown by Willis, which no doubt was principally responsible for saving so many valuable lives, was deserving of the very highest praise." Then, while the House murmured its admiration, 'Alexander added that the admirality was considering "suitable recognition" of those concerned. Wedding Marie and Crown Prince Michael will accompany the couple to Prahova to lay wreaths on the graves of soldiers killed during the war. This will be followed by a drive through Sinaia. A wedding breakfast at the castle at 12:30, and after the breakfast the couple will drive by automohile to Queen Marie's castle at Braan, Transylvania, where they will spend a month. They then will make a tour of the country, visiting all the royal castles, after which they will take up their permanent residence at Munich in the castle of the infanta of Spain, sister of Queen Marie. "Pal" Starts Funeral Riot WADENA. Minn., July 8. (United News.) Charles Milbrandt was guarded in a jail cell tonight from former friends and fellow mourners who threatened to lynch him because they said he turned a funeral into a riot. - Milbrandt was appointed as a pallbearer at the funeral. He appeared in overalls. The other murners sent him home to change his clothes. Still in overalls, he returned with a rifle, they said, and shot holes in all the tires of the hearse. The result, mourners said, was that the funeral was turned into a riot with all the mourners chasing Milbrandt, who was put in jail "for safe keeping" by Sheriff John Bengston. y .fx 193f- Glenna Enjoys Honeymoon In Canada -z - I'll t 1 Glenna Collett, five times shown with her husband, Edwin Canada, where they are spending Man Dead" Nine Hours, Finds Death "Oblivion" PHILADELPHIA, July 8. (Universal Service.) "Death is just oblivion peaceful oblivion and a long sleep in which there are no dreams." So declares William Dugan. Dugan should know. He was "dead" for nine hours. He was "drowned" in a lake at Laurel Springs, N". J., late Saturday, and when fished out was to all appearances without the slightest spark of life. Two doctors said he was dead. His pulse had stopped completely and his jaws had clamped. Nevertheless, Dr. Harold P. Coxon, of Stratford, N. JM decided to take him to the hospital of Dr. Frank P. Stone. Both doctors suspect that drowned persons sometimes can be brought "back to life" if enough effort is expended. They used strong hypodermics, trying to jolt his heart back into action. They used a pulmotor and wrapped him in blankets lined with hot water bags! Nine hours later Dugan opened his lP- i ' I N ' -rr Photo shows Miss Elizabeth Lloyd of Quantico, Va., who was to have married Elmer Able last week. The day before the wedding the prospective bridegroom shot and killed himself. Mizner, Deaf, Laughs It Off SAN FRANCISCO, July 8. T Wilson Mizner, wit, playwright, and 220-pound good fellow, is stone deaf, but he. Isn't letting it annoy him. Mizner came home from Reno. Nev, suddenly deaf and went to see a doctor, he explained to newspapermen who later thronged to his hospital room. "It's butterflies," Mizner said, "butterflies in the ears. And the pains are enjoyable, because I linow the ears aren't defunct. "The doctors think the high Reno altitude did something to me," he said, ''but I know better. It's from listening to loud speakers at the race track tell you you aren't in the money. "I wired my brother Addison in Pebble Beach I was stone deaf. He came right back with , a telegram which said: What do you care? You've heard everything.' " The humorist said Reno was "so good even that Baer-Uzcudun thing can't hurt it. If you can't laugh in Reno, you're through. There's so many laughs there the reformers are bound to come down on It." Mizner said all day long he'd had a sound in his ears like the singing of a" well-known New York night club hostess. "If that keeps up, I'll have to be operated on Bure," he quipped. Big-Hearted Doctor WORCESTER. Mass.. July 8. fl The will of Dr. William L. Johnson of Bridge, filed today, directs that all his, account books be burned so that no bills will be outstanding against his patients. IMPROPER MAY WRECK NATION - Aisoclated Preaa Photo. United States golf champion, H. Vare, Jr., at Murray Bay, their honeymoon. eyes. That was early Sunday. ' He remembered nothing, he said, it was just oblivion and dreamless sleep. But he remembered "drowning." He rose in his canoe to get a cig-aret and he slipped. His head struck the side and he fell into the water. "I felt a sharp pain and then saw millions of lights," Dugan - said. "They kept flashing as I dropped into the water. I swam a few strokes, but my head and breath were in a whirl. Then I began sinking, sinking. I felt" a sickening sensation, and then darkness, oblivion and sleep, without dreams." Suicide Takes Bridegroom From Her . ".. -y:. yr;. . ine opening or a fashionable beach resort in ' r Istanbul, Turkey, recently, showed that Turkish " , happy under the new freedom allowed them by Sulw v ; veiS Kemal. No longer are tltey confined to harems with h-n and pantalooned costumes. MATING Effect of Birtk d.. y ocien- titic btudi HAWAII IS LABORATORY Migration and Differential reuuiiuuy nave Changed Population-Complex. COLD SPRING HAP.HOU v July 8. UP) A scientific ft ' ing how the birth rat m,.. either to wreck a nation or m- great was explained Jat rv atory. The talk was bv Dr it Laughlin of the Carnegie iDstj, of Washington's eugenics recoup nee at oia opnng Harbor. Hi , ject was "Differential Frryrr'-... If those family stof.-ks-' "which have the souni.- r!l,.,, make up, the more superior rti capacities, and the mn.-f e-'l1 moral mialities r,r.., a 1 , 'vj-iu-jiji., selves more aounaantiy, ihen racial progress is taxing place and v. state or the nation thus cWartml, happy future. Degeneracy May Sh In. But if the binWinaii,- ..... family-stocks make poor matin? iiuuviuj icuiiivciy lew cnnaren corr l"-iCU lrvitl, fclj XdlljlJ V-.IIX'KS DlOr poorly endowed by nature, then n, cial and family-stock degeneracy in, and the particular country or rac is entering on a period of decline a creative ability, in community fectiveness and individual happiness!' As an example he divided the pop. ulation into three imaginary grospj, Group A, 10 per cent, is of supenor hereditary stuff, and produces foa cnildren per family. B, 30 pr c" is alien but not inferior, having t children per family. C, 60 per cn comprises mediocre mentality tr.i physique, and has one chi d r9. family. Let this process go on for 8v generations," Dr. Laughlin said, "arl Group A will have increased to 5(.ii per cent; B decreased to 8.5: per cent, and C to .53 per cent of !h whole population. Thus we pict'.Tj eugenical progress. Hawaii as Laboratory. "Hawaii is a classical laboratory case showing how migration aod dif. ferential fecundity have changed tb population-complex with astonish rapidity within two or three huma generations. In 1823 Hawaii was ia habited by 142,000 persons nes:;r all pure Hawaiians. By i;3l tbei were only 22,636 persons of fir Hawaiian stock left, although !t total population had increased a 368,336. "The Japanese now constitu't i'S per cent of the total population. 3S Filipino makes tip 17.1 per ce:t tin , Cacausians 12.5 per cent. "Such rapid turnovers-mid a terms of history' are wM?s-1 the principal causes of changit& absolute cultural achievetK- chanjre, rise or decline of eacusa- tinn in the course of its ksrr. There mav be change in race or to ilv stock characteristics without veneration, but generally a fa!', a culture is preceded by a fall in hered itary stocks out of which the naas is made. If an inferior race is re planted, either by insidious immip-tion or by military conquest, by better one, humanity will rroSt is the long run." Got License, No Qt RAI.TIMORE. July s. PLon Goodmuth and Elmer Longly five minutes today in the office o. the commissioner of motor vehina When they came out they had tw applications for an operator's licens all prepared, but they did not hs- an automobile. Somebody had ftoie. the machine, a yellow reals:?' which was parked at the curb. 1 belonged to Goodmuth. Turkish Women Make Most Of Freedom Ar-,...- b

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