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SALEM; OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING JUNE 15. 1924
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jlf; r.!i Hold Up Thursday
BAD WOUNDED MAM
ID1T1F1ED AS A BANDIT
Fourthers in Custody Air
fpip Way Have Been
Piloted By Wade
CIS AGO,. June 14. A quick
eoluti of an details of the hold-
T rsday night ot a Chicago.
MuWikee & St. Paul mail train
a ife-wiiiies from Chicago by four
autodbii&Aoads of bandits who
obtaiil money and bonds valued
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ttwas of fl.oao.OOO, was pre
dlictedby the police tonight after
two 4ll rlertu had identified a
man one of the train robbers.,
ij. : Wayne, desperately wound
ed 1 bettered by the police to
be tl bandit who was shot by a
comr ilon who mistook him for a
znall ' erk during the. robbery, Is
th i in Identified aa one of the
oanda, With Ihree other men
and I woman, Wayne was. taken
Into iBtody In a spectacular raid
on a jat as the result of a tip that
the bhdita would be found there
jAtlrat .Wayne tbld the police
that'fe -was shot while near Ham
mond Ind.. by a woman -named
Mararxet ' Ray. Lter he said
bootlpger shot him.
wounls were found
. Fire bullet
on his body
and jDctors said he would proba
bly, da. - :
:OVx auspectt are Walter Mc-
Comh'and his wife, whose flat was
raidei, Paul Wade, who said he
Ilred sj Tuisa,. una., mo jamc
Uaholey. who were found lmtne
j ileinwhile , Sheriff Peter M.
Hoffnan. after a perusal of his
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flk cre'cf the bfadlU tallied almost
exacts . wi x tiat of , "LUy
Tcvant OX ::t:r, Cblcaso mur
, derer, who troka Jail three yean
I aroL fire days- before lie wa-to
nave been hanged.
A new $1,000 bin and a zsot
1IU Mtre found in Wayne's cloth-
lrr and a 31.000 Dili was zonna
. ia fWade's pocket. Serial numbers
"f the Mils do not cdrrespond
Wita those Of the money thns fsfr
h retorted stolen, it was announced,
after a hurried check.
u Wade was reported to have
been an aviator and this fact led
tq a revival of the theory that the
canons, escapea in an wrpu
seen hear the scene bt the holdup
1 tee morning alter tne rooDery.
I i The known loot was increased
today to 3447,000 in cash, nhd
V lends but it was admitted that
more than this amount is missing
t ani unofficial sources placed the
loss at between 31.000.00Q and
X. $2,0.000. ;
. postal inspectors and govern
S, meat agents were devoting a great
pert of their time to the theory
X tl-t the crime was the .result of
-" in! amatlon given;. the bandits; by
r a postal employe or a federal bank
erploye, this theory being due to
... the faultleaa precision with which
the holdup was executed.
Pcrtraits of Judges '
r , Hung at Court House
Portraits of six of, the early cir-
cult Judges who presided over this
district were hung in Department
tT No. 1 "of the circuit court Saturday
morning with impressiTe ceremon-
vie by the Marlon County Bar as-
Juuze George G. Bingham. In
tiaw of his personal acquaintance,
f.ts able to sketch briefly; the; ca
A re-:? of eacn, telling interesting
' ! remlaiscences ot the men as' he
. knew them. The portraits .were
ottafaed through a committee
composed ot John H. McXary.
IC Jofie- George G. Bingham and
Jc irri Percy R. Kelly. ; The com-
. jnlUca will also place small trass
plates bearing information rela
tive i each ot the Judges honored.
The resolutions 'wnally present-
lng t 9 portraits o the court will
v al.jo , a framed.
Early circuit Judges whose por.
traits were placed on the walls of
the 3urt room Saturday ' .were
J3r R p Eolse, who sat on the
V benca tn .the district for nearly 40
years t Judge B. F. Harding, Judge
It. K Bonham, Judge George H.
Burr-stt, Judge'William Galloway
ini Judge II. H. Hewitt.
I Loeb. Leopold's Confessed Murder Partner in -
Jovial Mdod,as He Conversed With Counsel
: : . lie v---- in
trnnr klipnists examined
"at the county jail yesterday, ostensibly to gather . eyi-
. fnr the defense in the
fn kidnanine ! and murder
seen above conversing in an unconcerned way with Clarence
narrow, famous criminal lawyer, who is conducting their
Alienists Visit Yiuths-in At
tempt to Establish In.
sanity - Plea
CHICAGO, June ul4.r More
alienists anneared today at the
I county Jail to examine Natnan
Leopold, Jr., ana , Richard Loeb,
millionaires' sons and confessed
kidnappers and .slayers of 13 year
ola Robert Franks,
Four, alienists went to the Jail
today and spent: several 'hours
examining the youths as a part of
the plan of the. defense to proye
them Insane. Included among the
doctors was Dr. Karl Bowman oil
Boston, who spent yesterday mak
ing an examination of the boys. :s
'L": i . lamit Loeb ' were;, eatiag
breakfast when tha doftors ap
peared to resume a study of the
talnia that , concocted the sensa
tional crime. The youths- greeted
the doctors warmly -: but seemed
amused by the mysterious equip
ment which the doctors showed
hn "the celLThe sUte is prepar-
ing to batter down any insanity
plea and one. assistant state's at
torney is assigned to have com
plete charge of . the legal barrier
which the state hopes to construct
to oppose the testimony of alien
ists for the defense.!
DAWES IS HOME
CHICAGO. June . 14. General
Charles Dawes, came back to
Chicago today as republican nom
inee for the vice presidency as
quietly and unobstruslvely as he
left it a week ago as a private
citlxen to go to Marietta. Ohio, to
mingle with old college friends. .
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Creswell Stockman Receives
Indorsement of Progres-; .
"sives at Canby - ,
CANBY. Ore., June 14. W. J.
Bntler stockman ot Creswell. was
nominated for United States sen
ator by the non-partisan progress
ive assembly at a convention, held
here today. There were 88 mem
bers of the ' non-partisan league
present during the day but a num
ber had left the hall when "ithe
time for balloting came.
To comply with regulations cov
ering legality of the gathering.
which provide that at least 100
must participate in a convention
to glTe the nominations a ' legal
standing, the assembly adjourned
until Saturday,. July 12. , -
rnest . Bell ot Aurora- was
named as a candidate for congress
for the first district.
R. E.: Charrick of Barlow, E.
Ellengson of Forest Grove and H.
H. Stallard were elected delegates
to the Cleveland "conference ' for
political action, , to be held July 4.
The gathering indorsed in full
the La Follette platform rejected
by the republican" .cbnventlon at
Cleveland." All candidates Indorsed
by the convention win be pledged
to support this platform.
Nathan Leopold and Richard .
trial of, these Chicago youtnsi
of Robert Franks. Loeb is
GRIFFITH HEAD 5
Salem Man Made Command-Uxal
p.r nf Oreaoh Veterans: I
Brown Is Delegate
; PORTLAND, Ore., June 14.-
With addresses by John R. Quinn,
national commander of the Ameri
can legion, . and .Governor Pierce 1
and election of officers, the ses
sions ot the state convention of
the American legion came to an
end today. -: ---'
George Griffith, of Salem, ex-
rice commander and . past com
mander of -Salem post, was elected
state commander without bpopsl-
tloni Arthur A. Murphy, of ort-
Prescott W,',iookiiiiiam; ot.Pprt-
land. reelected.-' finance .officer.
and the Rer. John W. Bard, Port
land, was chosen department
Members of the state executive
committee were chosen aa follows:
Carl Tengwald, of Bedford,
member at large; Charles Jphn-
son. Silverton, reelected represen-
tatire of the first "(district: Harold
Warner. Pendleton. . second " dis
trict; Jameg R.' Bain, -Portland,
third district. i v
Delegates to represent, the first
district at the national legion con
vention were: Ben Dorrls. Eu
gene ; Robert Dlliard, Marsnneia :
Clifford Brown, Salem; Charles
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SUSPECT FOUL PLAY
PORTLAND, Ore.". June 14
Suspicion that David Dahlberg,
local postal clerk , who i was
drowned In a mill pond near Siletz,
Ore... .a . week ago, met death
through foul play,' caused Coroner
Carl Smith here to hold - up the
victim' funeral today and to or
der an autopsy on; the body and a
thorough; investigation ot the clr-j
TO IGE TOllS
EVent Of July 8 andi916 belMUsIon streets; 'Jason Lee Metho-
. Mo n u n Morinn !)nrt :
" fitiui7 in iiiui ivm unu
. Shropshire breeders of Marlon.
Clackamas and Polk counties who
met at the Chamber of Cammerce
last night laid plahV for another
two-day tour July 8 and 9. which
will be - mainly In : Marlon and
Clackamas 'coantIes - :JL,i nicniclbeth ,f Hogg First Methodist
lunch will be served both dart at
the homes of breeders and a boys'
and girls Judging contest will bellectec
held at least on one day and prob- The sessions are to run from 9
ably on both.
V.Thr'r breeders discussed' the
question of. a ram sale, hut no
definite action was taken.
The aecretarr was instructed to
take no with the American Shrop -
shire association,, the matter of
mttinr elasnlfieatlona for- soecial
prizes changed to conform to the
classifications of the Pacific In -
ternatlonal Livestock exposition,
FLAG BIT ELKS
OF LODGE 336
Special Address of Evening
Presented By Harper Jamt.
son, Past Exalted Ruler of
READ BY VERA McCUNE
Exercises Transferred From
Park . to Armory, When
Tribute to the American flag.
born June 14, 1777, was paid at
the armory last night by Salem
Elks lodge No. 336 with fitting
ceremonies and an excellent pro
gram. - A large crowd witnessed
the exercises, wmcn were changed
at the last minute from AVillson
park to Indoors on account of
threatened rain. Dr. C. B. O'Neill,
exalted ruler, assisted by officers
of the' lodge, had charge of the
Elks' ritualistic; program. 'Mem
bers of the lodge marched from
the Elks' temple to the armory in
body. , Music ;was furnished by
the Cherrian band.
Special tribute was. paid to the
flag;, by Harper. Jamison, .past
ted ruler of the McMinnVille
lodge, who was the principal
tlo t D,egent. he said' it on the
threshhotd : of yOung , manhood
when compared wita other gov
ernments ot the world. .The hope
of the future Is honesty in the
Individual, private business and in
those who nave charge Of .public
affairs,: he said.
Kearly 30 children from the
Richmond school presented, a flag
drill, showing the gTeat ability. o
their director. Miss . McAdama, . in
this kind of Instruction. The drill
was exceptionally fine and .the
vonngstera.were; almost perfect in
the maneuvers. A - large Ameri
can flag .was unfurled In closing.
Tha drill followed a reading by
Frank Lrcxlw whai gate JUUt
Miss- Vera ilc-
neinner the first prise in
th essay contest conducted by the
Salem Elks, read her composition
It is printed elsewhere in this is
sue ot The Statesman. Miss Eliza
beta Waters, in symbolic costume,
nrui tA a solo dance that was
very well received and executed
Muslcal.numbers were furnished
bv the double Quartette from Sa
lem; nigh school, a male quartette
and a vocal solo by Miss Mary
MeCrone. ,1 The audience jomea
with the high school vocalists m
slneink ;"AmerIca" at the close of
the program, v;.
On behalf of -the Elks' lodge,
i Fred Erixon, chairman of the pro
eram i committee, thanked every
one present for the interest shown
in the annual Flak day exercises
conducted by the lodge.
IDLE SGlIOOLS ;
Six Meetings. W Run Daily
With Miss Mary Findley
Again in Charge .
Dally vacation Bible schools
open at- o ciock aionaay morn
lng. June 13. This year there wll
be six meetings in the following
places: .Leslie Methodist church
United Brethren church, 12th and
laisi coaixu. irot vui-
the First Methodist church, and
the Bungalow Christian church.
Miss Mary E. Flodley, the dl
rector, will be asslstedhy.the fol
lowing-principals: ; Leslie Metno-
diat church. Miss Adella Chapter
Bungalow Christian church. Rev
j HArry Johnson; Jason Lee Metho
I dlst church. Rev. r. M. jasper
I First Baptist church. Miss Eliza
church, Mrs. George Kutekunst;
nd the United Brethern to be se-
until 12 o'clock in the mornings
and will be open to children above
6 years and, Including children
lof Junior high school age.
I . From four to five table teach-
era ,wnU cooperate closely with
I these principals In this vital piece
1 of community service. . Large re
j turns are expected from the
1 schools. Visitors will be cordially
I welcomed at any time.
BRINGS STAY IN
A DEATH DECREE
Judge Allows Continuance of
Trial Till Wednesday for
CHICAGO June .1 4. When
Judge. William . Lindsay today
passed sentence ' of death upon
Russel T., Scott who had pleaded
guilty, to. slaying a drug clerk in a
holdup such a flood of tears fol
lowed on the part, of .the defend
ant , and his attorney that . the
udge held T his. decision In abey
ance and continued the case until
Wednesday. . i
Judge Lindsay had . Just com
pleted the phrased sentence, where
he pronounced that Scott must
'hang by the neck until dead.'
when the youth and his father fell
sobbing into each others arms and
Attorney Walter Stanton, appoint
ed by the court to defend Scott.
wept .so that it was several min
utes before he could speak. ,
"Your honor," Stanton cried,
'let me withdraw this plea. Spare
his life for my sake."
Judge Lindsay replied, "well, I
would rather you put it up to a
Jury" . . . .
A consultation of , the prosecu
tors with states attorney Robert
E. Crowe resulted in Judge Lind
say's decision to defer further ac
tion, until Wednesday.
Scott with his brother Robert,
was charged with, .the . murder of
Joseph Maurer, who Was working
his way through . school by clerk
ing in a drug store.
Big Outdoor Event Planned
tor Fair Grounds Sunday, .
June . 22. - -
Everybody , who ever . lived in
Idaho, , or, owed any one there or
was was owed by an Idahoan, is
cordially invited .to an Idaho .pic
nic at the state fair grounds Sun
day, June 22. . The hand shaking
is to begin at' 10 o'clock, though
the. big event, the dinner, will not
come until noon, or a little after.
The, dinner will be Just what the
people. make it,- : , K .
There wilL be no- heayy, formal
proratff'forTBe afternoon. Some
speaking,' some singing, some vis
King, some reminiscences, but
nothing that cant be remembered
with a pleased smile. It is to be
a day of reviving old .associations.
from a state that has a thousand
charms and a thousand beautiful
memories, but the person who
tries to speak to exhaustion is go
ing to get his Just deserts in the
way' ot bricks, old eggs, groans,
and other effective ammunition.
A' number of former Idahoans
are expected, from Portland. An
attendance of more .than 200 'is
expected; and the number may
run well above that figure. Mrs
Carey F. Martin, of Salem, phone
1050-J, is one of the most active
fpnner Idahoans in looking after
the arrangements. Ellas ' Kilen,
in the Ladd & Bnsh bank, is also
active : In : promoting, the celebra
tion,' and either of them can give
information as to the program or
arrangements for the day. .
BAILORS WRECK HALL
SAN PEDRO. Cal.. June 14. A
crowd composed of sailors In uni
form and, civilians, angeder, ac
cording to police reports, by dis
paraging remarks said to have
been made by radicals about., the
48 men killed Thursday in the ex
plosion aboard the USS3 Missis
sippl wrecked and IWW hall to
night while an entertainment was
In progress; , , ; f,
TO IK PlCiilC
- The writer nbpes all the voters of the Salem school dis
trict will go to the polls, between 2 and 7 tomorrow . There
are two places to fill, and three candidates. One of the
candidates is Francis E. Neer. , He is a graduate of 'the
Oregon Agricultural collegre, and he was a teacher in the
University, of California at Berkeley. He is now one of
the owners and managers of the Salem Brick and Tile
company," and he is a good business man; .honest, indus
trious, straightforward, and a progressive citizen, devoted
to I the best interests of Salem. He is a . worker in every
good cause looking to a larger, better city.
-. . The public schools of Salem are a credit to this city;
but this is not enough; They should be still better; they
should be outstandingly good, , and they may be, at no
greater cost ; at lesg cost, r Salem needs such a man as
Frank Neer to help make them so. Here is a chance to
draft Mr. Neer for such a service. That ought : by all
means, to be ; done and (it will be a credit to the voters
it they make Mr. Neer's election practically unanimous.
; , The writer has no pick at the other candidates, Dr. H.
H.: Olinger and L. JT. Simeral. - v : ;
t But the chance to , get new. blood ; on, the ' board, and
in one so worthy nd well qualified as:MTNeer, ought by
all means to be taken ; and gladly taken.
Democratic Delegates and
( Party. Leaders 'Drifting
- Into . Convention City to
Size Up Situation
CHAIRMAN HULL BEGINS
SEATING OF DELEGATES
Forces Organize for Battle -
McAdoo and Smith Take
NEW .YORK. June 14. Signs
ot the . near approach of the na
tional democratic . convention be
gan to multiply today as national
organization officials subcommit
tee chieftains, boom ' leaders, dele
gates and just plain democrats be
gan drifting in to size up the ore-
convention situation. ...
i Cordell , HulL- chairman, ot,, the
party, held a series of conferences.
Isadore Dockweiler of California
began drafting plans for the seat
ing of delegations, preliminary to
a formal session next Monday .of
the sub-committee, which-will al
lot positions . .on . the convention
platform., . , :.. . ,
Workers for William G. McAdoo
announced; their, candidate was en
route from California .and - would
arrive next Wednesday ,to take
personal charge of his campaign.
Governor. Smith, .already on the
field for action, spent the first day
as his own campaign manager In
making two .ouapor, .speeches
amending a" flag "day ; dinner., rer
viewing a parade of Masons and
distributing toys to East Side chil-
an. ; : vt - - 1-
! Much of the.pre-cpnventlon gos
sip centered on. specuhttlpn aa to
who would be permanent chairman
ot the , convention. The name of
senator waist of Montana was
the most frequently . mentioned.
Homer S, Cummlnga of Cnnetftl-
TcuCoriner Tiatlonai ehalrmantfi0 Jto subject tena'Ctt
ftheimrtyivwlo'is 'spoken of ..laP0tua.n.onfi.4e.ce
candidate tor-the presidential nom
ination, was reported to be slated
for chairmanship of the .committee
on resolutions and . platform. Sen
ator Pat Harrison of , Mississippi
already has been formally .named
keynote spokesman and temporary
convention chairman. Because of
the abundance of candidates for
the presidential ' nomination and
all additional- number of dark
horses, the subcommittee on dele
gation seating is confronted by
different problem. . . Mr. ; Dock
weiler poldted out that it was cus
tomary to "give up front seats" tp
the state delegaions with favorite
It is also customary to give
prominent positions to the largest
delegations such as New York
with 90 members, Pennsylvania
with 76, Illinois with 58, Ohio
with 48 and Texas with 40.
Fourteen states now have can
didates in. the race or almost .in
and, according to Mr. Dockweiler
there will be at least eight dark
horse .entries when the nominat
ing begins. .Thus: 20 of the 48
state delegations will be entitled
to up-front places. -
CONVENTION CITY CHOSEN
LOS ANGELES, June 15. The
192$ biennial - convention, of the
General Federation of Women's
clubs will be held in Atlantic City,
N. j. - v
GIRL IS HIT BY
Dorothy Grant Killed in Tent
During; iC pThtmderetorxn C '
- "Near; Yamika, Wash. .
YAKIMA, .Wash., June 14.
Struck by lightning as she stood
before a dresser in her tent home.
Dorothy Grant, aged 514. was in
stantly killed here tonight during
short thunderstorm. A large
walnut tree which : sheltered the
tent was split In two hy the bolt
of lightning. ' Dorothy's , parents
were away from home on a picnic
in the nearby hills.. The family
had moved here .recently from
Prosser and were living In a tent
until they could find a house.
The lightning put out the Pa
cific Power and Light company's
transformers in several parts of
town. ... " V
Premier Forms a Cabinet
f i- .French' Radicals 1
PARIS, June 14. (By The As
sociated. Press) Edoard Herriot,
leader of the coalition of the Left,
which won the recent election has
after a governmental crisis of 14
daysr in many- respects, unprece
dented in French history finally
formed .a .new government. His
ministry made up of the repeated
ly expressed, -determination to ex
elude the -minority from partici
pation in public - affairs, comprises
representatives of his own radical
party and groups associated, with
it n the . successful campaign.
-The only nonpartisan member Is
general Maurice Nollet. minister
of ' war whose selection is rather
pu tiling to "political ' critics, - who
remark that, while the policy of
the new cabinet is supposed to be
ton' ot conciliatidn- toward Ger
many; the war department Will be
In the hands of a man whom the
Germans have defied 93 head - of
the . lnter-ansed ' inmtary control
establlahment ancL whose opinions
on .this subject; ten4HttlO towards
fni ton1 nnJli9tlnn. - .
i Friends , of "M,. Htrrlot say '..that
deneral Nollet, was chosen, for the
purpose of making, the Germans
understand: that while the : new
government was ready to come to
a friendly agreement, it intends to
see that in. the new arrangement,
France will watch over her E:cur-
ify. '. '. . ,
1 M. . Clementel,' minister r. fin
ance, and Rene Renoult. nl mister
bf Justice are the only members
jit the cabinet ith considerable
The other." ministers areTyoung
blood Incrudihg. Ilerrlothlmself,
whose experienced country's gov
ernment, is confined " to a few
months as food director. The pre
mier," however; has behind him a
record of 20 years successful ad
ministration in j Lyons, which
passes for the best governed city
In France. The combination is
conceded, on. all sides , to contain
an Immense amount of energy . and
a full measure of audacity..
Two incumbents and One
' Other Seek Places on
Board of Education
i .: . ' '.. .
Every resident of the city who
Is a Qualified voter and who has
lived in Salem for the last 30 days
is, eligible to cast a ballot at the
annual election of membtrs of the
school board of school district No
24 Monday. Balloting will be at
the .office of the Associated Oil
company, la the Marion hotel
building; on South Commercial.
The polls will open at 2 o'clock
and close at 7 o'clock.
There are three candidates for
two places that will be open be
cause of expiration of terms of
present directors. The two whose
term of office expires are Dr. H.
H. Olinger, chairman of the board,
and L. J. Simeral, who is also a
member of the city council. Both
seek re-election. Frank E. Neer
Is' seeking election. Mr.Neer Js
president'ot the Salem Lions club.
OREGON": Cloudy west, fair
In east .portion Sunday: moderate
westerly winds . . -
Plugman -' testifies That
Failure ?; of, .Apparatus' ta
Discharge Hot Fumes
HEAT IN CHAMBER MAY,
; HAVE IGNITED POWDER
Mystery ; of Second Firing
jSaidto Have Been Caused
- By Damaged Wires
; SAN PEDRO, Cal., June 14.
(By the AP.) Lack of sufficient
air pressure-to clean out the gTeat
1,4-inch. gun barrels in turret Fo.
of the battleship Mississippi wag
the first evidential clue offered to
day to the board of inquiry Investi
gating the f cause of . Thursday's
disaster which cost 4 8 lives.
i jEp io w was . the air pressure in
the apparatus that blows out the
rifle barrels and closes the breech
es that the latter had to be ehov&d
home by hand after th e&trinl
salvo, according to the test! -cry
or Francis Majeswki, tlurr :, '
whose dutr" it was to"clas3 te
breech. , He was jne of, threg ri'!
e'rs who Scaped uninjured f rc a
the turrec that became the t.-.: .b
of his mites. ' ' -
. isiavai fetperts pointed out that
lack; of thorough ."cleansira cZ the
gun! barrels of .mumea. aril ras
after each discharge heightened
the danger of Tgnftion of the powd-ej-..
left in :the barrel ; or of - any
rresh ; charges ' that; .may 1 3
rammed in. - '
. The plugman's testimony said
naval officers. It subsUntiated,
nilght- result in a- fleet-wide in
viestigatlon, of .every big. tzn- ta
determine whether similar delect!
are .In other' ships of the navy,
Members ot the court of Inquiry,
howeyer!refused to comment n
the, .-'.evidence, . r'eservirs l ?
statements 'fir their 'llrlj- . .
'Wat ir-'trc - of .? . - . -
i tf the left gn cf I.j, 2 .t -
rtUft"r the . .Mississrpi, 1
reached rrt ,Thnrsdir fiHer -
was con!lnd in the tes'i - uy c "
Lieut. Cyle B, Conrad, c-? of tLs
last , witnesses " to apr " - before
tc'iya session or the c: rt of In
quiry. . lie declared 11.-1 tha tur
ret cirlosioa and the rfsultis? fire
could 'Save, affected, wires a-1
EjecharjSsr ,'ia . a, .manner that
would L . i.JiJe possible tr.a di?
ciiarge .ofrt!ie lett ,gun . witloit
firing :the 'tea ter gun which a! 5-3
was loaded, and also that. either r ?
the. loaded, guns could, have In
come . discharged despite the fact
that the, right gun was unload? 1.
j The .investigation . will be con
tinued .Monday and there is e
general air of expectancy through
out the fleet, the nrevailine be
lief being that the line of eviienee
offered by Majeswki was etrva
slzed'ln the examination of othcr
witnesses in an . endeavor to, iL-5
definitely the cause of Thursday's
explosion.. , ...
' The man . who Is believed to
know most about what occurred
durlqg the fatal moments within
the Mississippi's . turret , Is lyis
aboard the hospital ship Relkr,
seriously burned. He U P. J,
Ryness, chief turret captain, whose
station was. directly in front cZ:
the breach of the gun.
to give it to the board, much is
believed to hang. , -
;.Rynes. was delirious today and
Is In a serious condition, surgeons
of the Relief said, Tmt his recov
ery eeems assured. It Is possible
that the court ot Inquiry will con
vene at the turret . captain bed
side, Monday. - . .
Preparations ere going forward
for the funeral of the 48 victims
of the disaster which, will be held
here Tuesday next with full naval
honors. ' ' "
TWELVE DIE IX STORJI
JOHNSON CITY. Tenn.. Jnne
14. -Twlre . known . dead, four
ferlously injured, more than ..a
dozen houses and barns and mills
demolished, 20 miles of the Appa
lachian division of the Southern
railway . made Impassable, and
thonsands of .acres of jrarm land
mined, constitute the toll of the
most dfsastrous cloudburst ever
recalled in this section. It ' ap
peared to have-! Its center near
Bunter.t Slaxnand Gardens Ibluff
and on Little Stony creek and
Blue Creek, where a house where
two families lived, went to pieces.
Uklng nine lives." c- . -