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The Drivd in Tftld DiGtvitt fr RM Cvdis Funds f6i F!66d Stiff k rers is Ladfginrt: :. Should Be SpcOLc: Ur
r Shown "on Silver Scrjcn
The Ben nur Picture t yrcgon iaunaay ana vionaayia une of the
ciTUfff kyiukpasT: Unsettled.
" The Income tax: plank comes along Immedl
feiy after the Irst of the year, but tactlessly
eglects td Include a picture of holly wreaths
id a few Wordi of cheery' greeting. Wash
igton Star,; ; w f . ; ', , 1 . ,: - ' .
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nrobab'ry showers; cooler in the Interior,
normal nnmiunj, uiuvi. . "vr-r
-rlv winds on the coast. Maximum tem
perature yesterday. 72; minimum. 50;
river, 5; atmosphere, clear; ;wind, west.
;; ' t SALEM, OREGON, WEDNESDAY HORNINrAPHlL 27, -1927
PRICE FIVIT CENTS
f ALL OPENING .
I I .-- . .
Needed to Put Building in
BOARD ELECTS TEACHERS
ComnH-Ul DcpartUMmt Instruc
tors Itrfltlojn for Hftshipr Sal
aries; C'onsliter Miiior
The old Washington school win
1e repaired aud made ready for
the opening pi school next ian,
it was decided last night at the
regular board; meeting. A dele
gation of about 25 people from
the Englewood district appeared
before the directors and urged
that some action be taken to pro
vide school facilities in that sec
tion for their !hlldreni who now
must go long distances to Garfield
or Englewood. When the matter
wis brouitht" ns for Tote, not a
director dissented. " '
The matter was referred to the
building committee with instruc-
tions to determine what amount
should be expended In putting the
budding in shape for use. The
committee will report to fhei
board at the next regular meet-j
lng. and than bids for improve
ments will be advertised.
A report from Cuyler Van Pat
ton, local contractor, which was
read to the board, Indicates that
the building 'was structurally
tound, with the exception of a
light deflection in jj the . second
floor joists over tbe main floor
-?rs were - fine oonditios; -only j
?X Joist directly uttdX the tower I
over the west entrance waa a bit
defectives This Joist merely sup
ports the roof load and is not
serious. j i!
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Mr. aVn Patten recommended
that the roof be reshlngled, the
building rewired, and other .minor
defects corrected- He said $8000
should be sufficient Sidney to' pat
the school into rood shane to cure
for two or three hundred children.
The motion; to re-open the
building was made by Director
' Mark McAllister, and seconded by
Director Frank Nef r. The mo
tion stipulated 1 that the full ele
mentary course of six years be in
cluded. " i -
buperiotendent George Hug
(CuMtiiiordj fa Pc 4.)
FLIGHT TO GO ON
TRlMKlT STALKED HY TRAGE
DY, POUR VA&VAVpS NOW
UviMntaut Itavltt and Wooater
Killed When Plane, Land
ing. Flops Over
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iruilK., April Z6. IAF)
- Altbmigh the PArts-to-New
i ork non-stop flight, stalked , by
tllent un'd tragedy since it was
iirtt prowled, today lost to death
two of its most ftitrenld- entrants
in Uru tenant ConiWaiider Noel
iavis and his alternate pilot
killed at Messick. Va, The flight
"ill go on. DerhaDs in the next
four r five days. vj ; ;
AnnonncemcUt to this effect!
'nm from those "still lnr the
rare. ? who said the loss of Davis
ad robbed .the venture of much I
r its sportinx element. I
lespite an' accident Snnday to
i ie giant laono plane, the ' Bee-
lanca.jihat craft wilf-be ready to
weather are favorable", it was an-
iionnced ?by "its barkers. ; v Tes't
take iff by "suadav' if wind and
flights have shown it to be in per-
fect cjoadllloh. .-itiii
The death or the two in Vir
Kinla brought the'casualties of the
uroptiHed classic to tour, two other
flWs having been knied last vear.
vhen coiacidentaliy; Davla was
Vo in the field at that time as 4
iididate for the 125.000 Ortels
Taklug off front Roosevelt field
the gjiant Fonck: pland caught tirS.
and Iburned Jacob Islamoff. tac
hanic. and Charlen Cfavlrr. radio
operator. Captain Ren Fonck and
Lieutenant; Lawrence y Curtin.
Accidents less - serious in the
past; fewf days hae marked the
a . ' ' i.
icsis and preparations uf ; two
WIFE SAYS MOTIVE WAS FEAR
he Would ixjcre her
Gray's Alleged Confession Claims
Woman Wielded Deadly Sash
NEW YORK, April 26. (AP)
Mrs. Ruth Snyder's confession
that she joined with Henry Judd
Gray, ner cladestlne lorer, to "get
rid" of her husband, Albert Snyder
and stood by while, "the job" was
done was read into the record to
day at the trial of the woman and
wan - Jut before court recessed
uhui luiuurrun iub n xj was yicu
for the Introduction of a confes
sion attributed by the police to
The confessions' have been re
pudiated by the defendants on the
ground that they were obtained
under duress and coercion, and
the legal strategy of the trial thus
far developed has been an appar
ent effort of each to place the
blame for the slaying of Snyder on
Mrs. Snyder's confession was
read by George V. McLaughlin,
former New York police commis
sioner, who appeared as the peo
ple's star witness to tell of ad
missions made to him by Mrs. Sny
der and Gray of a part in the kill
ing. Mrs. Snyder's attorneys object
ed vigorously but ineffectually to
the admission of the document
Lhpn it waa discovered that two of
a naeea dld ot Dtear the iena-
ture of Mrs. Snyder.
The confession detailed that re
lations between the husband and
wife had been strained over a per-
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GOLD STRIKE REPORTED
- - - -
Hundreds of Prospectors Stake
Claims Near Republic
REPUBLIC Wash.; April 2 6.
(AP)R'eports of a rich gold
strike two miles west of here caus
ed a rash of COO'persons to the
vicinity today and nearly 100
staked out claims
The rush started after Joe Wise
man and Jake Rounds, prespect
I ors. reported today that they found
gold last night while prospecting
along a wall of solid rock. After
examining ore brought In by the
prospectors, E. M. Tafdy, depart
ment of interior official, declared
that it will run $1 to a pound of
Mr. Taidy declared the ore was
the richest he had ever seen and
that i; "looked too good to be just
a pocket. The solid rock would
indicate a vein, he said.
Archbishop' Banhed From Sfeiico
Says Freedom to Be Sought
SAN ANTONIO. Texas, ; April
26. (AP) The San Antonio Ex
Dress Quoted the Most Rev. Leo
pold Ruix y FTores, archbishop or
Michoacan. one of several Catho
lic prelates recently expelled by
th Mexican Kovernment. as fore
casting a revolution in that coun
try fn the near futdre.
It cannot be very long now
until the man' of the hour win
make his appearance and' when he
I -. 1 111 fA1lAu kin. In
noes ine ueouie wui iunu "
. ,nr M,AiS ' TThnrtV
tt V 0 va " - J
which can have only one outcomo
acnulsition 6f that most pre
cious of all rights, the privilege
of worshiping Godcc6rding to
lirtf'n own choosing." the arch
bishop said. J
SEA SERPENTS SIGHTED
Monsters 30 ' Feejt Long Scared
Fish Away, Says Angler
VANCOUVErV B. C.. April 26.
CAP) A new alibi for an empty
fish hamper was brought to van
couver today by Frederick Parnell
on his' return from a piscatorial
expedltlon 'td Howe Sound, off
Gibson's La'ndlng, 15 miles west
of here. Two sea serpents 30 feet
fong and able to raise their heads
six feet above water had driven all
the fish away, f A number of other
persons also saw the salt water
monsters, Parnell averred.
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onV fit 1fi MIIQT U&tlCl
'iuwi , .wi i "ivvi in'"-
Young Hewitt Sentenced for 31 ar
dor of .ChlM of Five .
- ' JEFEnSON.' Ohio.. April ' 2 6.
jAP) Floyd Hewitt, 16 year old
boy,' must pay wltfi his life lot the
mnrder ot live year oiu rreueric
Brown last , February, 1.
. A Jury found him guilty of -first
degree murder without a recom
mendation of mercy and - Judge
Chas. Sargent sentenced him to
die is the electric chair at Ohio
Great Northern Proposes
Lower Rental on Southern
EFFECTIVE DATE LATER
Would Start Common! User Pro-
vteioii in fUSO; Objects to
Faying Half of Interest,
Agrees to Third
PORTLAND. April 2G. (AP.)
Although the, interstate cdm-
merce commission at Washington,
C, today 'refused to disclose
the details of the Great Northern
railroad's application to extend in
to south central Oregon, the Ore
gonian will say tomorrow that it
Mas information from unimpeach
able sources that four major
changes are asked by the road,
from the Southern Pacific's pro
posal. The changes of a major char
acter proposed by the Great Nor
thern, as listed by the Orgonian,
"1. Reduction of annual rental,
unless merger proposal of North
ern Pacific and Great Northern
becomes effective. "
"2. Effective date of common-
user contract to be Jan. 1, 1930,
instead of Jan. 1, 1928.
"3. Duration of contract to be
50 years Instead of 99 years, with
provision for extension.
"4. Provision for review of the
terms of contract by, the I. C. C.
upon application of .either party."
Many other amendments are
proposed, the paper states, adding
that none of them appears to be
of a nature likely to create a seri
ous issue between' thai two roads".
"The Oregon Trunk line," ths
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PRISON MATRON NAMED
Eleven Women In State Peniten
tiary at Present Time
Mrs. Gene Halley yesterday was
appointed matron of the Oregon
state penitentiary ; to succed Mrs.
Lulu Phillips, who has resigned.
Mrs. Halley is the wife of the
deputy warden of tbe prison, and
served as matron - ot the institu
tion during the last two years of
the Olcott administration. Mrs.
Phillips will make her home In
Portland, where she lived previous
to locating in Salem.
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IN MUSIC WEEK
SALEM CHURCHES AND CIVIC
CLUBS SPONSOR PROGRAMS
Climax Will Be Friday Evening
With PortLnd Junior
The annual music week in Sa
lem promises to be one of interest
far surpassing that of former
years, according to reports from
the various civic bodies and music
organizations in Salem. '
Special music will be presented
in all churches Sunday May 1.
Civic bodies will give special pro
grams of music, beginning with
the chamber of commerce Mon
day; Kiwanls club Tuesday; Ro
tary club Wednesday; Salem Real
ty Board Thursdajr and the Lions
On Monday evening. May 2, the
Willamette university womens
glee club will give a concert at the
First Methodist church, and on
Tuesday evening there will be an
open air concert in the state house
grounds by the Clierrian band and
the oratorical society.
On Wednesday evening of Mu
sic Week, May 4, four special mu
sical events are scheduled. At the
state school for the blind there
will be a free concert by the stu
dents of the school. At the state
industrial school there will be a
special concert, sponsored by the
institutional department of the
Salem Woman's club, and the
same evening, Wednesday, a con
cert will be given at the Method-
SEEK DEEPER CHANNEL
Senator McNary Offers Encourage
ment to Portland Port
PORTLAND, April 26. (AP.)
The board of directors of the
chamber of commerce and f. he port
or fortiana commissioners at a
conference today with United
(States Senator C. L. McNary and
Representative Maurice E. Crum
packer reiterated -their stand for
a channel from Portland to the
sea of a depth of 35 feet and a
width of 500 feet.
The board of United States
army engineers will be invited to
come to Portland in October to
obtain first hand information of
needs for a larger channel and to
observe the effects of the coming
summer freshet on the existing
"I am for a 35-foot channel,
whether we get it this year or the
next two or three years." declared
senator Mcisary. "iou need a
35-foot channel it this port is to
keep its position with other ports
of the Pacific, but I would like to
do anything that would undo what
already has been done to obtain
a greater depth and width of chan
WONDER HE CANT GET 'EM
PROCEEDINGS FILED'; CON
, CERNING BALIXrT TITLE
Several Minor Opinions Handed
Down By Supreme Court
'- The state supreme court today
advanced to next Thursday argu
ments of attorneys in mandamus
proceedings filed by L. B. Smith
of Portland, to compel Sam A.
Kozer, secretary of state, to ac
cept application for ballot title for
a proposed referendum measure
attacking the so-called property
A assessment act enacted at the last
session of the legislature, i
The mandamus proceedings ori
gmauy were filed in the state
supreme court, which refused to
assume jurisdiction. Mr. kniitli
then filed the proceedings In the
circuit court for Marion county.
wifh the result that Judge ;L. II.
McMahan later sustained th6
state's demurrer to the complaint.
The plaintiff then appealed from
Judge McMahans decision to the
supreme court. It was alleged by
Mr. Smith that in refusing to ac
cept his application for ballot title
the secretary of state denied him
the constitutional right of j refer
endum. The contention also was
advanced that the legislature ex
ceeded its authority when it at
tached the emergency clause ip
the property assessment law.
The secretary of state denied
the application for ballot title on
the grounds that the assessment
law carried thg emergency clause
and was operative immediately
upon its passage by the legislature
and being signed by the 'governor.
H The law; which Mr. Smith pro"
posed to attack authorized: coun
ty assessors to demand inventor
ies and other information from
taxpayers for taxation purposes
It also gave to the state tax com
mission power to reassess prop
erty when the assessments of
county assessors were declared to
be unfair or unreasonable. :
Mr. Smith is secretary bf the
Greater Oregon association ; which
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PROTESTS BUS ENTRANCE
Lady Says She Contributed f 1500
Mrs. Edward Bloom of Eugene
has sent a letter to the public
service commission protesting
against the substitution of busses
for street cars in that city. She
said she contributed $1500 at the
time the street car system was es
tablished in Eugene,' with the
understanding that the service
would be continued permanently.
Mtb. Bloom alleged that she has
been denied this service under the
schedule affecting the operation
of the busses.
Pellagra Also Threatens;
Known D6ad Now Over
110, Estimates 500
HALF RELIEF QUOTA IN
$2,000,000 Mark Pamcd; Rescue
Work Continues; Many
(By Associated Press.)
The flood at a glance:
Three additional deaths in
creased the known dead total to
more than 110, with estimates of
the dead running as high as" 50.0.
Floods in Arkansas spread with
alarming rapidity, inundating six
more towns and thousands of ad
ditional acres of farm lands.
More danger points develop in
Fine Tree state, with the over
flowing .of the Ouachita river be
low Camden and two crevasses de
veloping in the Kochtitzke drain
age district in the northeast.
Flood waters of the Mississippi
and the Yazoo form junction in
the Mississippi delta, flooding
Flood refugees increased beyond
the 150,000 mark as more thou
sands flee before the swift mov
ing waters. .
Nation's response to President
Coolidge's call for funds passed
the two million dollar mark, or
nearly half of the five millions
Red Crosp medical director calls mouth, practically every business
conference j of1 health officers of firm contributed, the response he
seven states in flood to co-ordinate 5 very encouraging to the
the! work with that of the Red
Cross arid United States public
health service. , .
Rescue work continues in all
sections with many more hundreds
taken from perilous positions on
house tops, in trees and from
mounds and levees.
1 Secretary Hoover gets close-up
VJ 1 vdJl site, Aim oo p M qvov v a.
the flooded cities.
PINE BLUFF, Ark., April 26.
(A P.) With several cases already
rtDorted. Monticello tonight was
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Gerard Brothers Say They Were
Mistaken About Date
SEATTLE April 26. (AP)
With the defense resting its case
late today in tte mnrder trial of
Dr. C. C. Dobbs; Kfrkland dentist.
the taking of testimony came to
a dramatic close when the test!
mcfny of two- chief, witnesses was
stricken from the record on mo
tion of Prosecutor Ewing' D. Colv
vin. Dobbs Is accused of killing
Letitia Whitehall. 14 year old
rin iffttA iho nnurt ih
the two Gerard 'brothers' James
a ni .William whn liaH IHAntifiAd
Dr. Dobbs: ks the man they saw
on a bridge near Kirkland on the
night of October' 30, when" tfie girl
was slain, had declared that they
were mistaken. The brothers said
that, they were on the hHdge on
another night, Letitia's body was
found under (the bridge November
14, and ft is the state's contention
that she was attacked and killed
by Dr. Dobbs ".'and that her body
was', carried to the bridge and
thrown into the slough, i.
f!AR II PS FT. TH RFF HURT
Aged CTouple' Amoiijr i Victhns of
: EUGENE; April 26. ( AP)--MllesRamey,
8& ' Mrs. Ramey,
$2, and Mrs. Belle Epton, all of
Maytleld, Wash., are in ; a local
hndKTtat - as ihv'-mfnitr tit ttn
mobile accident near . "here this
afternoon -Mr. Ramy? is suffer -
Ihg from scalp weunds and a f rac-
tared rib,; Mrs. RtfmejKf rom calp
wounds "and'a fractured dollar
tone and Mrsi Epton from serlousl
scalp, wounds.-. - A sister of Mrs.4
Epton who- 'was al30 In the car.
wasrnorserlously Injured." - '; -
'jThe accident ''occurred when
tbe machine, driven hy Mrs. Ep-
ton, struck loose gravel where the
pavement of the Pacific highway
was washed out during the recent
freshets. The driver anolled the
ONLY $17Q ADDED
TO RELIEF FUNDS
EVERY EFFORT TO SEND AN-
OTHER? $300 TODAY
Thousands Without Food ana
Shelter Require Ready.
Straight to the hearts of Wil-
lamctte district people goes the
appeal for relief for .the 150,000
stricken folks in the flood districts
of, the south and 'middle west.
That the true situation is com
ing to the attention of our own
fortunate Oregoriians is proved by
the raising of over a third of the
$2000 quota for this district be
ing raised hy the Red Cross.
Dr. Henry Morris, chairman of
tbe' local drive, reports that work
ers and the public In general' arc
taking more interest in the appeal
for aid. "
"Hundreds of thousands of dol
lars must be secured at once.
Dr. Morris points out. In some
parts of the country the reply is
instantaneous. He l believes -that
Marion - and Polk . county -people
will act promptly in providing the
$1200 yet to be secured here. This
money should be wired to San
FanciscO with the least possible
delay as thousands upon thous
ands of men, wbmen and children
are in desparate need,- homeless
and without food." :
Yesterday's woVk brought the
local fund to $570. I Of this
amount. $500 " has ; already "been
sent in and today's should pro
vide enough to wire in another
Late returns of the diiv"e:
First Methodist church $61.50
First Baptist church. $69.10
(this includes $25 voted by the
church deacons in addition to the
amount given by members).
Aurora, $22. . ' -. -
Monmouth, $117.61. In Mon-
r" ' StoAitJ'3-''
Many towns and localities are
yet to be heard from, according
to Dr. Morris, it being hoped that
these returns will at Jeast bring
the first report. tonah exess of
Hotel - Men's Assoc iatfoii Seeks to
PORTLAND, April 2 6. (AP)
An offensive is" to he launched
by Oregon' hotel men' and the Bet
ier. iiusiness 5ureau against an
organized groun of swindlers who
they declare, have been operating
in the state what is termed, the
apartment house graft."
f At a meeting here tonight plans
were made for a full Investigation
of the aaJr- Stating that there
" cauea jo nis attention
25 cases ,n which people have been
swindled by the operators, George
w. Moyer, Portland hotel man
outlined the manner in which the
graft Is carried oh.
Mr. Moyer termed the' graft the
modern shell game." saying that
in ynost Cases the apartment bui'd
Inga used In this form of swindle
are merely shells. He said the
ow,uu,c oeing worxea in Other
I otvttiflU t I t t . ..
1 ac"c ft'es-
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OlA . I KUUrv i-INtS CITED
Motor Carriers Must Explain Fail-
lire to Abide By Laws'
' Six m6tor. carriers operating in
Oregon have been cited to appear
before the public service commis
I slon here'May 8; and show cause
I why t their permits should no tv be
I suspended.' - It was alleged that
the carriers either had failed to
I pay their- fees or ' make their
monthly renorts as' reanlrnd hv
the '. transportation act.
eitatlon order fnclnde the Spick
erman-Graft Truck line, L The
Dalles; j Motor Transit company
Portland; ; Waldport - Cbrvallis
Truck line. Waldport; A.' B. Sacre
Monmouth Jenck Brothers. Clov
erdale, and W- S. Grant. Dallas,
til? !. ....... I
SHIERMAN BOUND OVER
J ' ' .
j KUvertots. t Youth Bound -Over on
1 1. : "r Manslaughter Charge
'-PORTLAND; " April "2 6V ( AP
- - Wa!ter Shierman 6f SUvertfih
I driver of the automobile which"
1 collided . with another machfo
here'Aprll 17,' resulting"-in Vt'b
J death of Th'urnian'L. "Parker , if
Seattle, waived preliminary ; heaf-
J lag and ' was bound over- to' th
I grand Jury today when he appearr
fed in Municipal Judge-To: Vinson's
court on a charge
TO HALT FLOOD
Desperate Measure Probably
Will Be Necessary to Save
New Orleans v
Protests' Heard From 'Residents of
Area That Will bo Inun
datel; Evacuation Al-
ivady tTnder Way
NEW ORLEANS, April 26.
(AP.) Governor O. H. Simpson
tonight issued a proclamation de
claring that a public emergency
exists and, ordering the creation
of an artificial break in the leva
of the Mlsslssipprrlver near Poy
dras at noon Friday, April 29.
MEMJHIS, Tenn., April 26.
(APi) Desperate :' measures to
protect New Orleans from the
force of the floods that daily are
laying waste new areas In Arkan
sas and Mississippi were agreed
today by he federal government,
subject to the approval of army
engineers and the Mississippi river
The plan to remove the menaco
from the so uth'a largest city1, put
forward by . Governor Simpson ot
Louisiana, and Mayor O'Keefe ot
New Orleans, is for the blasting -
of a wide breach In the east levee
of the Mississippi ten miles be
low the city. -
This brought an immediate pro
test from 1 the. inhabitants of the
30 square miles that thus. would
be .flooded, asa s wejl as from rt he
business interests of Natchez, who
demanded , a cut at Morgan, so as
to-protect that -city s-welt as New
Orleans. .To that Baton .Rouge ob
jected on the ground that it would
flood 30,000 square miles of rich
cduntry, . Including Louisiana's
sugar cane growing section. . .'".
i ne wnoie question . was lerc
with tbe river commission and tbe
army : engineers at VIcksburg,
where Secretary Hoover and MaJ.
General Jadwin, chief of army
engineers, arrived today to partici
pate iu the conferences.
While the danger to New Or
leans is not thought to be immi
nent, engineers all along have been
apprehensive for the safety ot that
port when the crest of the flood.
located today off Helena, Ark.,
(0ntinaqd as Fse 2.)
COAST TO COAST
C.r C. PYLE SAYS THERE'S BIG
MONEY IN IT; MANY ENTER
Man Who Made Red Orange Quit
CoIIego Puts Tjp V25.000
: First Prize -
LOS ANGELES," April 26.- (By
AP.) C, C. Pyle, versatile ' pro
moter, of professional sports.: to
day announced a Xos Angeles-to-New
Y6rk maratHon foot race. to
be held in February, 1928, with a
125,000 prise to the winner, prob
ably as much more in nine other
awards, and with an world-wide
entry list. : '
The marathon is expected to
take three months" to complete. '
and front the winners vaudeville
contracts, running exhibitions and
indorsement of advertised prod
ucts, as well as "inducements' to
be offered by cities along the
route, Pyle said it would, mean
$250,000 profit to the promoter.
The $25,000 first money ... will'
cdme from Pyle's own pocketbook.
but he expects tbe additional nine
prizes, beginning with $10,000 as
a 'second place award, to be ad-
lie Mgic Garden
Is( A Great Picture .
Now on at Elsiriore
4-V This Is one of Cene Etratt j ,
-Porter's greatest productions;
great book,; worthy of her rn : ...
.ory- for she was killed la t i
I iautomoblle .wreck at Los
tireles. after fialhirr
'Keeper of the LVts.' 1
Jscrtntn in "T? !"
Jden"?-is wor, icrr .
-.The; scree n : g 1.. - .
jra at new '!'
. lerofrisj eft - - s
America's . .
brakes . and the
Into a dltc"i. '
iUsUaat a pat a.) V
1 penitentiary on August 10. . 1