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- - - : - . . . . 'Qr Oakland and Vicinity I I "i i Fair tonight and Friday, ex- X J "jJi JLyi cept cloudy or foggy; mod- f ' . rw eratc westerly winds. - Exclusive Associated Press HQ Press hucmattottal tlews S twice KKD"NE f f X i i VOLUME C THREE GUESTS FLEE HOTEL EIRE IN NEGLIGEE Early Jilorning Blaze Perils The Savoy, The Sutter and T The Oaks as Paint Shop , on Jefferson Street Burns Smoke Overcomes Fireman; Flames Render Gas Masks Useless; Many Persons Narrowly Escape .Injury "While liotel guests, clad In negll-geeand pajamas and carrying their portable belongings, ran out Into the street, members o the Oakland Fire department battled tor nearly three hours with a fire which threatened three hotels early this morning;.' The fire, which caused damage estimated at 100,-000, broke out in the basement of the paint and paper store of Chas. Nelson. 118 Jefferson street, shortly after midnight, . One of the officers of the fire department, Lieutenant A. C. Jacobson, of 1628 Thirty-sixth av-nue, was overcome by smoke. He hospital and later to his home. FLAMES PERIL THREE HOTELS. The paint shop Is surrounded by three hotels the Savoy, at Fif-' teenth and Jefferson; the Sutter, at Fourteenth and Jefferson, and the Oaks hotel, on Fifteenth, just around the coinef7fmw-4he-aaoyJaY... associated press The rear of the paint shop prop erty adjoins the Oaks hotel, and the fir. broke into the Oaks hotel fire broxe lnio uio throueb. a llgnt wen w y Sw ihaft to the roof. . . P The bulldln in which the fire itaHed Is a- two-story structure. Nelson's establishment occupieu , the basement first and mezzanine; floors. The second floor jas c- ( cuptea Dy. mo jura i - Studio. OAS MASKS PROVE isixess in blaze. The entire building 'was gutted by the fire.: Although attempts w ere made by the use of gas masks. the basementr H was so hot that Chief Short issued orders for,. his m not to go in, but to fight, the flalnes from the outside. -.f , After the - f,re had broken Into the Oaks fhotl and . found, its , wa . up the air fjaft to the of the rooms were damaged by fire- between the floors' and thfl--wall. - were-damaged-by fire, smoke .and . Water ----- puig pmi e in (Japanese , ici inuij1, - At one time the fire-was burning, and the Pope' to Bettobu, the see-on seven floors of the buildings ond stopping place, and It was necessary to despatch aj Four more United States de- group of firemen with a length stroyers are due at Yokohama soon, of hose to each of these floors. -1 They will take up stations in Jap-GCF.STS FI.EK AS L"r .; j anese waters to be in position for CLOTHES BURN. '' rendering . any aid needed by the Borne of the guests had narrow 1 fliers in their transit across Japan, scapes as the flames roared up- ( a -warrt from the lieht. well. In many ; eases after they had fled in their-i Tlhlnth th flnrnM destroyed, their clothing and other belongings wnich. they .had left behind. . J ! The fire also damaged th'e tailor hop of A. Kovarlk, 689 Fifteenth street and the linen... shop of H. .lf.mD turn Hnnn frdm ' Kovarlk's stabllshment . The basement under the Oaks hotel' was flooded and a. detachment of firemen was set to work after, the flames were subdued, to pump out that water. The pan3r tore had rented basement space under the hotel and thousands of dollars worth of paper,' stored . there, was damaged by the water. While the cause of the fire' has not yet been determined. It Is believed that it may have been started by spontaneous combustioD. An Investigation is being mad by Battalion Chief F. J. Sandy. Fire Chief . Short and his battalion chiefs directed the flrftr. fighting operations. - Premier Mussolini Acclaimed in Rome 1Y ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE. ROME. April 10. Premier Mussolini's return o Rome from Milan after the elections Is being turned Into a trlumjfcal Journey, crowds applauding him. as his motor car passes through cities, towns and hamlets. Speaking from a balcony of the municipal building in Reggio, the premier said with reference to the lections: . - "Fascismo Is no longer In the minority but Is the whole renewed nation. It now is an Italy of Italians, who If necessary will defend her with the last drop of blood." Interurban Train . . j. .Robbed ,Or,. TlaU ST INTERNATIONAL NEWS IEAFED WIRE TO TPIBUNE CHICAGO, April 10. Three bandits tndav robbed a Chicago & Southerntractlon company Inter-! urban train here of a mail sack containing an unassorted bunch of j company mail; ' There were no pas- ! engers on the train. The robbers scaped In an auto. Agreement on Bonds PoreCaSt- in Senate BY ASSOCIATED PRFSS - LF,,TT TTrTO Tt 'RIUNE. WASHINGTON. April 10. Con-tderation of the Soldier Bonus, bill tfns put over today by the senate finance committee to Saturday morning when ChatrmSh Smoor predicted agreement " would he reached on a bill similar to'that passed by the house. CENTS SUNDAY TEN CENTS. Former Minister Swats Laborite On House Floor BY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE LONDON, April 10. Lientenan Colenel L. C. M. S Amery, former first lord of the admiralty, and the Glasgow laborite, George Buchanan, went home with battered fares last night after a lively bout on the floor of the House of Commons.. Near midnight, just before the House adjourned, eviction of unemployed tenants was being discussed when Lieutenant Colonel Amery referred contemptuously to the laborites arguments as "sob stuff." '..'.. ' James Maxton, of the Glasgow laborite delegation; shouted: "You dog!" while Buchanan ejaculated: "Never mind that swine, he ia only a little gutter snipe." The speaker rebuked the members for their remarks and the House almost immediately1 ad? journea, , , : ! L In a moment Amery and Bu chanan were punching one another's faces . It was the first personal encounter in the House for nearly a year. Four Army Fliers Make Good Start for Sitka; De stroyers Ready to Aid.J 1 LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE, PPTVfTil TJT''T3TirTJT T? f Anrll 10. The squardon of American , , m ,... .,,,., .v, i army ujeis -uu a- nifetti cnup iuo earth taxied into the air. here at ' 9:23 , O.clock this . morning and Winged: thejr course for Sitka, Alaska. 800 miles northwest. SIMPSON. B. C, April" 10. Fotr airplanes moving northwest ward passed Over here at 9:45 this 1 1 morning. They w?re believed to be the. American squadron that left Prince Rupert, 35 miles southeast of here, today for Sitka, Alaska! Visibility was low here. ti' , r. f associated pkess , - , . "mVprirOhe Amer- p destroyers Pope and John D. AmerlGan round.WOrld aviators.' left ri' Wnd north of; Japan, -Ford will go to Paramashlru 'and, .th Americans', first stop- BersdoU's StatUS CIS a .m.mo " Citizen Questioned BY iUTERKAtlONAL NEWS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE WASHINGTON, April 10.- -Sec- retary of Labor Davis today .called .... . 1 r,t VtIiitq tion Crisp for an. oplmop as to whether Grover qieveland Bergdoll had lost his American citizenship through his failure to comply with the draft law., - Crisp was asked to ascertain If Bergdoll committed any act of expatriation while . In the United States, whether his act of refusal !to comply with the draft require- i ment impaired his citizenship in any manner and whether any act he could perform would expiate him. ' - - i Boys on Scooter -Crushed by Truck BT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE LOS ANGELES. April 10. Bernardino Parra and Benny Lomel- lin, aged 8 and 10 respectively, are dead -aoday as the result of what police allege was the playful enthusiasm, of companions who gave them an unexpected shove as they coasted down a sidewalk on their scooter. The extra shove shot the scooter beneath the wheels of a passing truck. Thaw Attorneys Try To Quash.Gump Suit BY INTERNATIONAL NEWS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE. PHILADELPHIA, April 10. An ticipating the 'release of their Client when his sanity pjca Is tried on Monday, attorneys for Ilarr.y K. Thaw, Tittsburg millionaire jv. J.naw, j-msourg Tiiiuionaue i and slayer- of Stanford White, .ar niaking efforts to iuash the crlmT inal charges ii New York "resulting ! from an alleged attack on Freder- j ick Oump, Jr., of Kanteas City, it Decanie Known toaay, Reprieves Granted Men Doomed to Hang BY INTERNATIONAL NEWS LEASED- WIRE TO TRIBUNE. SACRAMKNTO. Anril 10. Be- cause tnev were sentenced to hang Richardson has reprieved William Bringhurst.r Thompson and Isaac Wolfgang, condemned prisoners at San Quentln. Brlnghurst and Thompson, were reprieved to April 21 and Wtlfgang to April 26; "I am - granting these reprieves be- cause of the sanctity of the day," said the governor. WOULD CIRCLERS SOARTOALASKA DIES MS LONDON PARIS America's Reaction Is Called Favorable ; Germany's Attitude Accepts Report as Basis for New Negotiations Owen , Young Tells France America's Gold Will Help Europe if Allies Abide by "Advice of the -Committee BT INTERNATIONAL NEWS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE. Statesmen in all the great world "capitals today were-engaged in an intensive study of the Dawes plan to settle the reparations problem a problem-which has retarded the restoration of Europe for nearly five years. The plan has been "received with "friendly Irresolution" to Judge from press comment although the bulk of this comment favors It as the one real road to a satisfactory settlement.- Some of the French pewspapers were sharply critical of two features of the report: . 1. Necessity of France to hold her Ruhr policy and absence of guarantees which the French hold to be essential. 2. Presence of neutrals upon the control board which will supervise German finlhces. ' - BERLIN INTIMITES REPORT SATISFACTORY. . Opinion wag divided in the ficr. ... . . , man press, aitnougn it was um- cially. Intimated at Benin inu in reuort was satisfactory as a basis - - of further discussion. The-' British-Press. w , favorable, to the report. Indicating Prpmipp Ramsay MacDonald will have tbe backing of all political 4.tnn I P Via, anpan4 It American - newspapers praised Luropean hXCIiailgeS .Lxperi-the report as constructive and as, enpe paJ1jc Dunns' Last an Instrument for final settlement of the-Uin g d rawn reparation s d:s-pute. American bankers called the;, report "sound" but said that further study whs necessary before Jthere could be a final verdict.' I ViBj FRANK K. MASON. International Nevis Service Start Correspondent. PARIS, April lO.rr-Whlle there was some sharp criticism of the Dawes rerort today, many Influential newspapers praised It as constructive and as showing that Germany is able to pay her war debt.. Most of the criticism was based nnnn thA lltf DI1CQ.LIOT1 IHUL imiifci should relinauish her present Ruhr poJicgt.and that neutrals are given an important voice in directing Germany's financial affairs. Owen- -Young, a member of the Dawes committee, was quoted ny- Gaulois as saying he. believed the United States would assist in the restdfiorrr'w-Gerrrrany ajid-tftfr f blffance of Europe if the i allies i co- operated. . Tf , "IF RF.PORT RF.CF.IVEp IN SPIRIT OF CONCEPTION." ' . "If the allies receive the ex-! perls' report in the same spirit in which it was conceived; if the pow- ers associated together in nrtta. niuiiucaii. me. uuitiumuj onuvwi .-j the experts, I believe AmerreK will j not remain deaf to. Europe's appeal ' but will gladly Cooperate for eco- j nomic and financiaV restoration," j said Young." "If. my friend. Gen- , eral -Dawes, and myself had not this confidence, it Is tmuprobable we wHiilrt hAV .hnndnnert our oer- I "" "uoiuBoo w. ""ZZ j liiKa up uerraany a. uovernment experts already nave begun an Intensive study ot the report. It was pointed out at the foreign office that the most "diffl- cult nnint nnnfrnntlnr Franrn the. experts' recommendation for transition of Ruhr policy to a policy of general guarantiees. Some papers t professed skeptl clsm of the proposed methods' of t enforcing Gprmnn navmnnts. On the other hand the jiatlh com,- mented ' oi nu rtvujuuon T i ' . . , to more than 1.000,000,000 marks. It Is a piece of American archl- PROVES GREATEST tecture aolid, thickset, . Ingenious EVDUSTRIAL ORGANIZER, and practical." , Although Stinnes proved himself The Petit Parlslen held the plan to be perhaps the greatest Indus-was valuable "only in accordance trial organiber Germany ever pro-with the spirit brought to Its ap- duced, he was never graduated, so plication" i to BPek. from the working class. "France," said th Petit Journal, n1 tna "PPearance and bear-"is resolved to retain mean, for f0 . Im" "' the Immediate, exercise of pressure upon uermany. . massive head was set upon a "Pertinax," political editor of stocky trunk.. His black hair was the Echo de Paris, and Andre Tar- cropped close. His face was pale dieu of the Echo National (former and expansive; his nose was de-Premier Clemenceau's newspaper), cidedly hooked, his eyes heavily criticized .economic withdrawal underlined and his beard as black f u x? u as coal. A German newspaper be- rrom tne Kunr. came popular over nighl by calling Rested In exchange for our pesent Kunr policy, wrote rcumai. "United with Swiss, Dutch and others In control' ;.the proposed bank and German railroads, uer- many will be master of the play." Saxon principle pOf economic sov- ' ereignty is contestable. . . The radical press was extremely critical. - - L Ere Nouvelje, organ or tne lert bloc, declared that the experts' plan was inferior -to the late Anrtrpw Knnar Law's offer in 1923. .. .. . which guaranteed cancellation ot France's debt to England By A. Ii. BRAHFDU - 1 . .. .1 . . U f f . , . n,lri,t -!"."".. i ..... . WAShlNUTU.N, April 1U. Willi trona oblectlona certain to be , , , ,v (Continued on rage IZ, 5J OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA. Death Causes Panic HUGO STINNES. famui financier and leader of German industrial " World, died as result of double pneumonia following operations for removal of gall stones. A panic on European exchanges followed death . announcement. Hours of German Leader. bv IVTERVATIONAI. NF.W9 LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE. BERLIN," A'pril 10. Hugo Stinnes, famous German .financier, died Jiere this afternoon. . ' , Stinnes had been on the point of death for the last 48 hours. His wife and "family .ee""4f-'theJea-'' side. . . - Acinic -was egpeiienced -on the bour firing hi last hours and following his death. The famous coal magnate, and industrial grian I suffered a ji,erv- - ua mrnnttinvii rrom oveiworK about a month fl?o; Recentlyi he underwent two .operations, the-last one last Saturday, since then lie I became steadily 'worse and yesler- 'day inade hiswill. , Stinnes Simple in r, Kit - y-v i t aSiei JDOaStS KlCneS (Rv Mie A'wltP.l Pr..V I"" Hugo Stinnes was snok'n 'nf In .Continental Europe as the German who. owned everything In sight, J.ro. mthe peculiar pleasure he fen tC-n 'Jlhf JLm".". ff 'V" Ternrises. yin addition to owning outright a sj-ore or more of the largest hotels in Berlin. Hamburg "and Bremen, Stinnes shared control of the iron nd cal industrty of Germany with ?ls fr'fn(1 August Thyssen and a i1'f,and, 5,eu'lie?, a ,d?ml: 1. V ""ana Tlavfpntfrn nf "Tmf .mint... He "-'so . directed several big ocean shipping concerns, owned most nf tne potash deposits of. Central Europe, and In 1920 was reported to have purchased 60 newspapers, "well ag several paper mills and lacionese. Before the. war Frau Bertha Krupp was said to possess the largest personal fortune In: Ger man y. She paid taxes on property i :h - nearly 300,000,000 gold I worth - nearly 300,000,000 gold marks. At that time Stinnes' for- tuna was estimated at 30,000,000 gold marks. Which.- according tn comPetent calculations. Increased ,-..mH hoow .n.iu ' m. His nim ine Assyrian j.ing. - The ,Iiagnate took no delight In rood, nail no ear lor music, never read books, saw nothing Jnteresting in nature, and seldom was seen at huvumi uc nuimnir.i several ot them among his posses- He owned his first evening suit -11 tn Hamburg-American : line. Before that he always appeared at dinners and banqu'etain what be termed his working clothes. 1,e was seldom disked to speak in Pub- lie, for he irtvanably drifted into a tirade against the "aristocr'acy. .U1,4.V. V. holail with nil t h a- fii-n I -'" "i Ilia ,HJllii. m i u i m i. v-iii.' j heroes were rhen who startod with 1 nothing and amassed fortunes. riuoiintirs iiifiiwii. uu iijl Biui i with nnthine. He beloneed to an j "- - --; -- "... ,.,-.. , - " i.i ii , eld from his father after complet- ij,g iUs studies in a technical school. . At I . STIIEtFIOll THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 10, 1924 STATE 5 AID liil Urgent Request for Special Session of Legislature to Furnish Funds - to Fight Stock Epidemic Is Wired State - Wide Committee of Development Board and Chambers of Commerce rAsk Governor to Issue Call 1 SACRAMENTO, , April' 10. It was stated at the Office of Gover- noTTlfchfsonhlsfterliboh that a special session of the leglsature to" consider the hoof and mouth disease was not likely. There Is ;rave question, It was stated, of the legal authority for Incurring the I expense of a special session In the present condition of the epidemic. An urgent request for the Immediate calling of' a special session of the legislature to provide funds for checking the hoof and mouth disease was made today in a telegram sent to Governor Richardson by the state-wide committee of the California Development association. "It Is Imperative that funds be definitely and surely'-ajvailable in amounts sufficient to eradicate the disease and to prevent It from spreading," the elgram read In call Immediately a special session, and to find a way to appropriate the necessary funds. Telegrams In support of this request have been sent 'he governor, by chamber of commerce of Oak-L land,- Ban Francisco, Lo Angeles, Kern, Fresno, and Merced coun-ties,""-the United Chambers of Commerce of the Sacramento Valley, and farmers and fruitgrowers' organizations In all parts of the state.- " ' ' " . The Statewide committee was recently organized by the Galifornifc Development association to deal specifically with the - hoof and mouth situation . COMMITTEE READY -TO CALL ON GOVERNOR. Unless a special session Is decided uron this afternoon, a cdtnmit-tee from- th Oakland Chamber of Commerce will call upon Governor Richardson at Sacramento tomorrow morning tor urge such action. This was. decided upon today at a' meeting Of a special chamber of commerce committee 'which Has been selected for the purpose, CQn- siHHng of-Joi-maa B. Campbell chalrman; Dlr.1Daner-ei,os-bjt, C. A Fieweger. Nels J. Nelson, and Charles S. Young; The committee today 6ent a telegram - to - Governor .Richardson, pointing out the Increasing ravages of the disease upon California live-Etock.and-lts lnjurous ffeots upon1 many other industries, and urging that a special session of the legis lature b called at once. If no action has been taken by the gov ernor by A o clock this afternoon, the committee will go to the capi tal In the morning to make a per sonal appeal", it was announced. S. F. DELEGATION GOES TO PRESS DEMANDS. -' A delegation representing the San delegation representing , the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce went to Sacramento today for a conference with Richardson to urge a special session of the legislature to deal with the scourge. . The members of the San Francisco committee are: Colbert Co.ldwell. president of the Chamber of Commerce; R B. Hale, a director, of the California Development "Association; Frederick H. Colburn of the California "ankers' Association; W. E. Wilcox of the Anglo-London Paris National Bank; H. W. Clark, legal representati. o of the bankers; and Colonel Allen G. Wright, repre sentative or the cnamDer oi commerce. . . ,.. .... i Another appeal to the governor Is to be made by" representatives of agricultural. Industrial, commercial and clvio Interests of Southern California, who will leave tonight 'for Sacramento. SOUTH STATE ALARMED AT SCOPE OF SITUATION. ' This action follows closely a telegraphic appeal to. Governor Richardson- by C .C. Teague, president o!f the California Fruit- Growers' Lo Angeles. . It will be Dointeil out to the gov ernor that the situation has . become eo serious in Southern California that business Is suffering, and also that today's reports from other portions of . the state Indicated that the disease was by no means under control. NEW INFECTIONS ARE REPORTED. - During the past 24. hours eight upw infections, all of which, how ever, were In previously infected i areas, were i riea. mrao in Los Angeles, Merced, Mariposa, Kern, and ?an Joaquin counties,., As-a result quarantine regulations, have been made more stringent. Practically all public gather- -ings in the quarantined counties i.r ordered cancelled. tpquaas engaged in destroying Infected stock were Increased - a...... v. ..t- Hmstlrr action was under. way to check. the spread ot thp disease across theetate hor- 'Jiarft ' The ArlZOIl Biai Kwrm-, . f,.rhl.lrlim mint issuea n mv ,,V I t.asse'ngers on trains ironi mmu. . p f p i Continued on rage i.t v-oi. i. 32 Women of America Are Urged By Dry Chief to Enter Upon New Grusade for Prohibition Law's Respect Advocated at Rally. WASHINGTON April : 10. The women of Amer; lea -were called upon "to entc-i upon a second crusade'or .Prohibition by RiT HayneS, federal prohibition -commissioner, at thi openlrtg session today of -the, convention of the Woman's National Committee for Law Enforcement. . Addresses by government officials and others, n message from Secretary Hughes, urging respect for 1 all laws . and a reception to the delegates . at the j White House j marked the con-j vehtion's program j for today with Mrs. H e r b e f t Hoover presiding, and Mrs. Robert MRS. Lansing acting as secretary, j The meeting is sponsored by Mrs. Coolidge, Mrs. Harding, Mrs. j Thomas. J. Preston Jr., widow of I Grover Cleveland, and Mrk Taft. ! Today's list of speakers Included, .besides Commissioner Haynes, Mrs. Mabel -Walker Willebrandt, assistant attorney general; Senator , Walker F. George of Georgia; Sec- ! retary Wilbur; Kathleen "Nbrrlir, ! novelist, and Representatives of j women's organizations "All citizens," said Secretary Hughes In his message," respect the laws they like.' The test of de-: '; votlon to our institutions Is respect i for law. Itself. Respect for law is j quite apart from approval of par-i tlcular laws. It Is respect for or-' ganized society, and, In a republic, i for the rule of the people .through ! representative government." -Haynes-told, the 'delegates the "call to a second great crusade" "was "not eo much in. tne interest or prohibition, but in the,-interest of its enforcement, and, particularly, the observance of law and the consti tution of the' United States." As- suring , jnem t ttiat oaa men, are elected by good women whQ stay-away from the polls on "election j day," he urged that all women as- l sume the full responsibilities of citizenship, including jury service, and a leading - part' In j "meeting nullification Tpagajda. ' " Mrs. Willebrandr -daelared "a good old fashlned revival f de- nation to the-cohstttutlon t3needed now,"' and asserted that "whole communities have civic "sleeping sickness.'',' " Organizations from which greet ings-were . delivered General Federation Clubs, Federation of Women's Foreign Mission Societies," Congress of Mothers and Parent Teacher associations, National Council of Women," National League of Women Voters, Daughters of i the American Revolution and Young Women's Christian Association. Divorcee, 60, Sues 'Gay Dancer Age 85 BY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE. CHICAGO, April 10. Charging that her divorced hushand Charles J. Taylor, now Af, San Francisco had .repudiated his proposal to her of a re-marrlage apparently to have his usual "gopd time dancing," Mrs. Mary L. Taylor today asked $26,000 for breach of promise. She Is 60; he Is 85. ' After gaining a reputation, according to Mrs. Taylor as a "gay and wonderful dancer" at "Widows' clubs," Taylor was stricken with paralysis and is now In a Sari" Francisco hospital. Flood Razes Houses; Hundreds Homeless BY INTERNATIONAL NEWS' - LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE BELLE FOURCHE, S. D., April 10. With flood waters Of the Belle Fourche river the. highest In the history 6f the city, more than 25 homes are flooded and many families were homeless early today. Many flood victims were forced to flee without saving household goods. . . ."""'. Half of the houses were washed from the foundations and dashed to pieces against piers of two steel bridges. U, 5. Drops 1 Charge Against Rep. Langley BY ASSOCIATED PRESS IE"F.l,Wt5t TO TRIBUNE. - WASHINGTON, April 10. The government today nolle pressed one.of the indictments against Representative John W. Langley, Ro-publican, entucky,"-who is charged with conspiracy in connection with liquor withdrawals permits. The indictment 1 eliminated is thnt against him individually. Another., in which he is named with several others, still stands. Senator Asks Probe Of Graft Charges BY ASSOCIATED PRESS LFSED WIRE TO TRIBUNE. " . WASHINGTON, April 10, Senator . Gooding, Republican, Idaho, asked the senate today to Investigate charges made by the Pomona grange of Idaho that he and ' his friends were favored by the wsr finance' curporatlon in loans' to livestock interest." 1 1 PAGES Copyright. 1924, by TRIHl'NE F'lihllnhlng HERBERT HOOVER HITS AUTO; ARE KILLED Wealthy Santa Clara Rancher Disregards Crowing Flag, i lWith Fatal Result. Disregarding the warnings of the flagman at the crossing F. A- Wilcox, wealthy fralt rancher of Santa Clara.' last night . drove his auto mobile directly iato the path ot a Southern Paeifle train tthe crossing., immediately north ot San Bruno,' and -he and his wife were killed. . ,;,..' Ll:l " " The car in whicti'lhey were" returning to their home, after a visit of several- days In San Francisco, was dragged several, hundred fett by the locomotive of the trnln and hurled Into a ditch. Wilcox and his wife were pinned under the wreck age and when assistance arrived Mt Wilcox was dead. Wilcox died while being1 taken to the South' San Francisco' hospital, WILCOISREGARIED FLAGMAN'S WARNINGST " Yesterday afternoon Wilcox attended a meeting of tne California Pear Growers' association, of - f- x I- L k -iirf . lY im mini . mmiiiiiiiiulL-uiJ included thew,ch he wag 'a director, and he Of Women's wn awvtnir nnth tn Vila Vinma when the accident occurred. The train bound to San Francisco from Pacific Grove, was under the charge of Conductor J. D. Francis and Engineer H. gheeler. As Wilcox approached the crossing, the train came into view from around a ourve. Wilcox is said to have ignored the warnings of the flagman stationed at the crossing and to have driven directly into the locomotive. He was driving at a moderate speed. Besides being a director of the Pear Growers' association, Wilcox was a director of the California Cooperative Cannerg and a member of the Sap Jose Country club. Surviving the couple are two sons, Adrian C. and L. C, Wilcox of Santa Clara. BOY DYING, AUTO DRIVER IS HELD. . George Rome, 1047 Franklin street, was said to be In a dying condition at the Central emergency hospital this Morning as a result of being struck by an automobile yesterday afternoon at Polk street between Eddy anal Ellis streets. The drlve.r of the machine was William Coonoy, 1410 Twenty-third avenue, San Francisco. He Is being held by the "police pending the .outcome of the boy's Injuries, but the police believe the boy was unavoidably Injured. , - , -. J. F. Flirhart, 2701 Maybelle avenue, Oakland, was held responsible for the death of Mrs. Rose Groasserx, 63, as a result of an automobile accident by a coroner's Jury yesterday, afternoon. The verdict said the woman had met her deat-h'"'"due to the careless anu negligent -manner Jin which 'Joseph F. .Ehrhart operated his automobile,." The testimony at the Inquest showefl that Mrs. Groasser, was standing upon the sidewalk In front of the- grocery storo at East Sixteenth street and Thlrty-fif'.h avenue when Ehrhart's car came upon the sidewalk and knocked her down. She died at the Providence hospital several days after the accident. The Ijusband of the dead, woman yesterday consulted his attorney and. anrfounced that .he would not swear to a manslaughter complaint against Ehrhart because the woman had not been killed Intentionally.' . I SENTENC E OF $500 FINE SUSTAINED. -A. decision of the district court of appeals indicates that 'the Jus tice courts nd the police have, the , support or ine nigner courts In their campaign against reckless automobile drivers and speeders. A $500 fine imposed in the superior court at Fresno on James Mullin for driving while intoxicated, has Continued on Page 2, CoL 5. B NO. 101 Tfl resident Will Ask Attornev General Stone to Make an Immediate Inquiry Into Indictment of - Senator Row Over Investigation of the Midland Bank Booki ' Causes Bow in Committee and Senator Moses Quits - BY ASSOCIATED PRFSS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE , WASHINGTON, April 10. In executive- session - the - Senate Daugherty committee decided today to speed up Its investigation' of the books of the Midland) bank at Washington Court House, .O. Senator Wheeler, the committee prosecutor, will leave - for Ohio tonight to begin the work. , . Senator Moses (Rep.) of New Hampshire, who Ws named as a snb-commlttee member to' make the Ohio Inquiry with Wheeler, vigorously opposed the prosecn-tor'a plans and, later withdrew from the sub-committee. Chair-' man- Brookhart taking hla place.; The committee meeting; is said o have developed some heated passages among- the members. Senator Moses' withdrawal followed an argument ha which some of the major difference of opinion that have been developing In the committee came openly to ! surf ace for the first time" BY TrNTTED PREgg LEASED WIRE TO TRIBTHJE WASHINGTON,' April 10. President Coolidge will ask Attorney-General Stone to make an Im-mediate inquirylnto tha lndicthienl returned against Senator Wheeler. Montana, by a Great Falls, Mont. Grand Jury, th- United Presl learned today. . If he finds the evidence Insufficient to warrant rnnrf , ! )dse will ask; Stqno to. have the In- dictment quashed If. on Ihe other hand, the President finds that ther. ar real grounds for the Indictment, he win demand Immediate prosecution. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBtnn '. WASHINOTON, AprU 10.Ia an k m tween testimony about th Miller brothers land.fraud ease in Oklahoma, and the Old Hickory Powder plant lit Tennessee, the xaugnerty committee today dropped a finger Into the controversy over the indictment of the conimit-tee prosecutor, Senator Wheeler, by a Montana Grand Jury. "pTwbirtnessea-werrqnestlonea -briefly about the charge against Senator Wheeler. William J. Burns, chief of the Justice Department's secret ag-ents,: testified that he had sent Several men into Mdntana on the Wheeler case the first, three or four weeks ago, at the request of th Post- office Department. H had talked to former Attorney-General Daugh-erty about the case, he said, but replied in the negative to a question as to. whether Daugherty had said he "wanted t0 get somethlngr en Wheeler." The other witness waa Arthuf Lambdln, an official of the telephone company herij, who toldTthe committee that George B. Lock-wood, secretary of the Republican National committee, talked yesterday from . Washington to Blair Cohen at Great Falls, Mont, where the Indictment against Wheeler waa returned Tuesday. Burns later identified Cohen as an employee of the National committee, , THREE BURNS MEX : 7 t ON WHEELER CASE. ' Burns testified that three of hi men had worked in Montana on the Wheeler case. . "Who ordered you to send those . men out?" Wheeler asked. "Nobody, I sent them out," said Burns. "The Postoffice Department asked for them." Burns also said he had reported to Daugherty that "you (Senator Wheeler) were attorney for the Gordon-Campbell concern." The conversation took, place at Daugherty' apartment, Burns said, but added "he would have to look it up" to see whether' it was before or after Daugherty (left office as attorney-general.- The investigation of the Gordon- ' Campbell Company was started by "Mr. Cunningham" of . the Post-office Department, the witness said." adding that Cunningham was now on his way to Washington trofu Great Falls. . LOCKWOOD-DAtGHERTY FRIENDSHIP NOT KNOWN. The witness said "he didn't know" that Lockwood and Daugherty were "close friends," but had seen the" two "men together in Daugherty's apartment. Burns was talking with Daugherty "about this hearing here," he Bald, when the Campbell matter came up. "He wanted to get something on Wheeler?" Chairman Brookhart suggested. "He didn't say so," Burns replied. "Then you Immediately sent three men. there?" Chairman Brookhart went on. "Oh, no. we sent the first men out there three or four-weeks ar, when the Postoffice Depart mtr-i. asked for it." "A oon a this Investigation v : under way," Senator Wheeler r ; in. "You and Mr. Daugherty 1 (C""!r.acJ on l'tz" 2, Cu. ; Co. PROBE WHEELER

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