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Charleston Gazette (Newspaper) - November 23, 1929, Charleston, West Virginia Did You That the Sunday blue law proposed In Manila has been de- clared The Charleston Gazette The State of The Associated Weather Forecast Cloudy probably occasional snow Saturday and Sunday ly rising temperature Saturday Established 1887 Charleston West Virginia Saturday Morning November 23 1929 Five Cento Mistrial Seen For Juryman Is 111 Long Awaited Story of Thompson Is Disappointing to Spectators Witnesses Unable To Clear Rothstein Case judge Orders Juror to Ps Careful Pending Probe oh Monday NEW YORK Nov C Thomas who prefers to be known merely Titanic but who recently nan been dubbed Titanic Thompson by someone unknown to him told his long awaited story today in the trial of genial George McManus accused of the murder of Arnold Rothstein But he may hove to tell It all over again along with the other witnesses who have testified thus far for night a member of the jury was re- ported 111 Judge Churles Nott ordered that the Juror take good care of self over the week end and Monday he will be examined by physicians On t outcome of that examination will depend whether the case goes on or whether a new Juror will be selected Irom the special panel and the dence be started all over again In addition w Titanic today's were Little Meyer Solomon ter known as Meyer Boston betting commissioner and Marguerite Hubbel a dainty fair-skinned agent from Montreal Tells of Card Game Boston like Titanic told about game at Meehan's ment a year ago last September which the state maintains was the starting point of the Rothstein murder Hiss Hubbell had occupied a room on tte mme floor of the Park Central hotel AS the room in which the state tains was shot She fied she had heard an explosion lowed by a lot of loud talking but she didn't know then aad still doesn't Know whether It was a gunshot or Just an automobile backfiring She had Jumped when she It she said but told herself that was silly to be frightened so she went right on reading her newspaper and never In- Titanic to whom great Interest was attached proved a tall slender fellow of the plainsman type swarthy of skin akd with a lot of black hair which trimming was dressed In brown On the witness stand he waa a dour looking figure his drooping at the corners and his fac masked with a look of ex- sadness He claimed Los An- geles as hit said at recent years he had his time among Los Angeles San Francisco New York and occasionally Milwaukee He now runs a night club In New York but up to six months ago had beer a Jewelry salesman at the race tracks he said Also he la a professional golfer and he boasted that he always able to beat Nigger Nate Raymond at golf You play him an at- torney asked I've played him said tanic He told of having been at the half Tarn 7 Col 1 Two Men Arrested For Holdup Here Local Man Confesses to Part in Robbery of Harry Wilson Charged with the highway robbery of Harry Wilson an American Oil com- pany filling station employe Robert Ray of Wyoming street and Lloyd ney of Piedmont road were arrested yesterday by city police Wilson was robbed of 943 on the night of November 3 on Morris street A lone bandit who held him up at tho point of a gun knocked him In the head with the pistol and rifled his pockets when he attempted to resist Wilson was not badly hurt The Investigation that led to the ar- resta waa begun two days ago when Irving A Cohen former city detective gave police Information concerning the robbery Detective John Wooster Im- mediate began work on the case which culminated In the apprehension of the two men yesterday morning by Wooster and D W Cunningham Wilson Eisner Clarence Peters After a grilling by Chief of Pellet John Britton that lasted hours confessed his In the robbery yesterday afternoon and implicated Carney the man who had plotted the holdup Carney also was ed by the chief but denied any con- Tirm U 7 Col 5 Willie Willis BY Grasshoppers Attack Morocco Resort City Morocco Nov ed this resort city today driving natives Into the desert planes were to fight off the Insect horde The grasshopper scourge lias leveled crops In co and troops with flame ers have been called out In the emergency Native soldiers cap- tured sacksful of the hoppers near Kabat and retailed them nt cut rates to civilians who regard them as delicacies Indefinite Stay Seen for Snook Execution May Be ed Pending Supreme Court Review of Case President Sets April 1 Census Starting Date Hoover Calls on Citizens of Nation to Furnish Prompt Responses to All Inquiries Promises Information Will Be Confidential Huntington Men Gain Liberty After Georgian Is Convicted Employes Under Penalty to Protect People in i Huge Undertaking WASHINTON Nov dent Hoover issued a proclamation COLUMBUS Ohio Nov 22 Dr James H Snook under sentence death for the murder of Theora K HIx will be given an indefinite stay of execution pending a review of his case before the state supreme court Chief Justice T Marshal of the state's highest told attorneys lor the condemned man late today Judge Marshall made this statement at a conference with Snook's counsel nnd Prosecutor John G Chester Jr today after the court of appeals had refused the former Ohio State sity professor's plea for a new trial The justice Instructed E O of Snook counsel to file both a tion for leave to file ft petition In er- ror alleging mistrial and a petition of right In which It is expected that attorneys for Snook will set forth grounds for a later appeal to the United States supreme court The chief justice declared he would refuse the stay If all petitions are not filed Monday and all questions laid before the court simultaneously Chester said he would waive all to prevent the stay since the scheduled date of execution is only a week away The appeals court had found that Dr Snook had been mistreated by the prosecutor before he confessed and that the prosecutor has used er language In summing up but held that the manner In which Snook cut the girl's throat after slugging her with a hammer Indicated deliberation and premeditation The court labeled the killing as a most vicious and brutal murder designed and executed by a cool calculative individual and no excuse for justification thereof to be found Jn the record The defense had claimed that Snook was not given a fair that his first confession waa forced by lence that the lower court erred In certain Instances the conduct of the prosecutor was improper and that Dr Snook was rushed into jail out sufficient time in which to pre- pare a defense It was the opinion of the court that Snook's first confession was forced from him by violence but this was not true of the second confession made to newspaper men Even without the confession the court held the ord is sufficient to support the dict of the jury Ministers of State Will Meet May CLARKSBURG Nov Ths West Virginia state ministers ence will hold its fourth annual Ing May at Jackson's Mill a commission representing the ence decided today The commission organized for the coming year by electing the Rev P L Bruce Fresh Creek president the Rev Dr Fred Slaughter burg vice president and the Rev A H Weston secretary A church survey of several counties was ordered I clay lor the fifteenth decennial sus to begin next April 1 and called upon the country to give prompt and accurate responses to all inquiries in order to make this great and i essary public undertaking a success j The president said there faced be no I fear on the part of any citizen that j there will be any disclosure of tion to census takers Ing that employes are under heavy i penalty for permitting any tion given them to become known The Proclamation The president's proclamation By the president of the United States of America A proclamation Whereas by the act of congress proved June 18 1929 the fifteenth decennial census of the United States Is to be taken beginning on the first day of April nineteen hundred and and Whereas a correct enumeration of the population every 10 years Is re- quired by the constitution of the ed States for the purpose of mining the representation of the eral states In the house of tives and Whereas it is of the utmost ance to the Interest of all the people of the United States that this census should be a complete and accurate re- port of the population and resources of the Now therefore I Herbert Hoover president of the United States of ica do hereby declare and make known that under the law aforesaid it is the j duty of every person to answer all questions on the census schedules I plying to him and tae family to I which he belongs and to the farm by him or his family and all i other census schedules as required by j law and that any person refusing to do so Is subject to penalty Required The sole purpose of the census is to secure general statistical information regarding the population and resources the country and replies are required from individuals only to permit the compilation of such general statistics No person can be harmed In any way Turn to Col 6 Bills Are Lacking In Aid Fund Fraud Lawmakers Quit To Finish Code Study in March Three Disputed Features of Pending Report Are Eliminated Before Adjournment Voluminous Document Is Ordered Printed Indicted Two Years After Double Slaying BUTTON Nov years after the slaying of Jefferson L Harris 65 and his wife 63 In their home of Laurel Run William Owens 35 ton county today was indicted for the double killing The Indictment was returned after Owens was alleged to have confessed committing the crimes admitting he shot the couple In an attempt at bery He was said to have exonerated Prank Owens his brother and Taylor Land Implicated In a previous ment No Indictments Returned Says District Attorney Probe to Continue No Indictments were by the federal grand jury In the West ginia state aid fund graft District At- torney James announced after the jury had made its final report for the term to District Judge George McClintic It was intimated that the district attorney's office will continue Us in- of the confession made by Campbell Botton of Chesapeake who pleaded guilty Wednesday tc an ment charging use of the United States malls to defraud He and Hubert wart of Charleston received checks through the malls on forged claims filed on the state aid fund for erans Stewart also pleaded guilty Mr Damron speaking for State Service Officer C M Jones who ad- ministers the state aid fund charged Top photo shows Carlisle Hoover of and his or a few months at Gu where Harris a Georgian was tried ami convicted for the murder nf Harry also of Delow Is Q Hoover brother of Carlisle and their mother Mrs of The Hoover youths were with Loving when he Irrt West Virginia an n hiking trip and were Indicted with for Mr murder a round In the of home wan us that of After conviction the Hoovers were freed lint furnished a small sum as surely any further i Hint may he made hy Prison Sentences Dealt Out In Quick Order by McClintic Drama Enters Federal Court Proceedings 117 Cases Pass Before Judge as Men Women and Boys Ranging From 14 to 58 Years Hear Dictates Both Houses Adopt Plan of Procedure Without Opposition By an overnight the state legislature yesterday eliminated three controversial features from the pending code report ordered the ponderous document printed and decided to Journ until March 12 for final of the eight year old problem of adopting a state code Leaders expected that adjournment until that date will be taken today after passage of an ure to cover the expenses of the ex- session called by Governor Conley at the request of the legislature to consider the code report Present statutes relating to primary elections prohibition enforcement and marriage licenses were restored to the code report by action of both houses In adopting a resolution originating in the senate The ssme resolution the printing and distribution of copies of the report as ed and set the date for reconvening of the extra session No Opposition Appears In contrast to tho spirited debate Thursday night over the proposal to print the code report and take a re- cess for the purpose the plans of were adopted without opposition by both houses A technical objection was met in the senate by a recess to permit study of the tion which was passed at the sion of the recess and then adapted in the house of delegates without debate The controversial features of the code report eliminated by the ture would have provided for tion of state and national officers In- delegates to the national con- vention by party convention would have made certain changes in the I enforcement laws and would j have provided for a notice of to obtain a marriage license and a physical examination of male Women's organizations and others had asnt protests to the ture against the code committee In In report recommendations for revision of the primary while the league had opposed changes suggested by the committee in the prohibition enforcement law which the league maintained practically destroys our home and eliminated the enforcement fee The legislative action restored to the code report the Senate Adjourns Special Session Tariff Laid Aside as Lawmakers Begin Nine Day Rest Turn lo Fate 7 Ol A WASHINGTON senate adjourned ten p m Nov tonight sine die at That cut on my eye is where puf was learn in me to dodge his wicked left H Con Threatens Legal Action Unless Term Is Increased Sing Sing Inmate Demands Court to Boost His tence of Five to Ten Years to Ten to 20 ing Laws But Cop Gets Best Letter By SAM LOVE I joe case Is different Joe Press Staff Correspondent i aged 24 Is already an Inmate of Sing NEW YORK Nov of the i Sing with bright prospects of staying oddest looking monkey wrenches ever j there until he Is 34 Judge Taylor flung Into an august bit of machinery I imposed a sentence of from five to have been tossed at the local wheels ten years on him for third degree of justice In the few days but none any queerer than young Joe threat to take legal action against county Judge Taylor in lyn unless the Judge added ut least ten more years to the Bernner tence In Sing Young Joe's Inexplicable enthusiasm for Jail today struck all beholders BS taking the cake Connoisseurs his direct action methods even better than Bridget plan to wear golden crown into court to testify that the lovely Mr McManus second was a grand fellow what do the second Rothstein case anyhow Bridget Parry according to some I theories Is merely spurred by a spirit of rivalry among state witnesses in tho trial to which can give the best character monial to the defendant And her crown It is hazarded Is intended as no more than a gesture to lenr tional weight to her words and keep her up among the leaders at the final tally bery and Joe went to Sing on 6 apparently that ter But Joe is one or these jailhouse lawyers the judge learned today He sat around and looked up the law on his case and decided that the Judge had been In error Under the Baumes laws which are made to order for anyone with a passion for staying In jail Joe reached the conclusion that the Judge rightly should have sent him up for from ten to 20 years offender o the judge and called nls honor's attention to the fact that he was arrested In Pennsylvania in 1921 for the of bringing a stolen automobile Into the state Joe got no action Ho wrote to the Judge that this charge was not pressed In vania and he was returned to lyn where he pleaded guilty to petit larceny and received a suspended tence Nothing happened Today Joe wrote to the Judge again Turn to 1 Cel Raw spots in human nature were revealed as 117 cases passed in review before Judge George W McClintic in United States district court yesterday The men women and boys who came to the bar of the court ranged in age from 14 to 58 years The judge in addition to clearing the docket of many old cases was keeping pace with his grand jury which has ground out more than 100 indictments a day since it began its investigations at noon The grand Jury made Its final report late yesterday afternoon The many acquittals returned at the Huntington term of court In September Is attributed as the cause for the merous demands for trials at this term or court So far however a trial jury has not been placed in the box The Judge the petit jurors yesterday that ne expected to have need for them today Tough Boy Grows Tearful The dramatic Incident ring In court yesterday afternoon was the tearful scene staged by G H Nuckols a 23 year old youth of Ansted and his father Nuckols a large upstanding fellow accused tay the Judge of playing the part of an outlaw around Ansted until several good citizens com- You've been betting In the pool rooms at Ansted that no one could convict you and that you would be home the Judge commented on Nuckols plea of guilty to Ing liquor I'll give those good citizens a rest by sending you to tory for two the judge declared Theer came a flood of tears from the youth and his father My God I This will kill my mother the boy sobbed with his fact buried in his arms on the clerk's desk You can't dc this to he ex- claimed Let me explain he ed and poured out a stumbling ot a purchase of home brew which hi and another boy made and lost to the officers after their cir was wrecked Still protesting the youth was led to the prisoners corner and from there taken to jail Rls father followed an- nouncing his Intention of getting him out Wife With the walls of the wife who was In the corridor the court room sounding In ears tho Judge Vincenzo James Romeo of field to serve five years In Atlanta It was the longest term Imposed day Romeo pleaded guilty to liquor The Indictment re- cited that raiding officers found 60 gallons of liquor SOO gallons of mash and a gallon still In his home He said he had In prison before but was understood to say It was an alien WASHINGTON Nov more than half way through its stupendous task of rewriting the house tariff the senate today found Itself unable to make any more headway and laid the away for settlement In the next session Hence three sessions ot congress will be required to dispose of a which some hud predicted would be on the way to the house within three months after itn Introduction In the special session Framed In the last session of the 70th congress the was passed by the house May 28 Senate finance committee republicans rewrote the measure and reported It September 4 Five days later consideration began In the senate When debate ended today committee amendments to nine of the fifteen rate sections of the had been acted upon A start had been made on the wool schedule with adoption of the house Increase from 31 to 34 cents a pound In the basic raw wool levy but when a long discussion loomed on tory rates to be applied to woolen manufacturers the remainder of this schedule was put over So was silk for the same reason Besides the majority of the wool rates the entire schedules relating to sugar rayon papers and books dries and the free list remain for tion Individual amendments to all schedules also be disposed of be- fore the measure can be put to a final vote Chairman Smoot of the finance com- announced he would bring the up again as soon as the Vare case I Is disposed of next month It F tit 7 Col 7 Death Nears For Tiger of France Uremic Poisoning Goes Rapidly Through Body of Clemenceau PARIS Nov CLemenceau 88 year old of France was near death early today the victim of poisoning quickly his system Dr Lucien Degennes leaving the bedside at midnight said condition was but that he prob would live through the night France's wartime premier was In a somnolent state His kidneys had not functioned for many hours snld Frequent Injections of morphine were to relieve the pain of hepatic colic when the tiger with fort opened his eyes Throughout the evening and Into tlu morning a little knot of faithful sons kept watch In tiger's room There were Francois to whom Woman Gives Birth To Her Child PORTLAND Me Nov local records of vital statistics were broken tonight when Mrs Francesco Sangello of this city gave birth to her girl Of the 25 children born to Mr and Mrs Sangello there were three sets of twins Twelve are now alive The mother U 42 years of aft and her husband a borer 47 The couple were ried In Italy 25 yean ago At the nome both mother and baby were reported doing nicely Ceremonial Of Shrine Closes iM Torn to 1 4.1 Thousand Visitors Greet Imperial Officer at Meeting Here More than visiting from all sections of West Virginia and from temples in adjoining states yesterday in what was de- clared to be the largest ceremonial ever held by Nobles of the Mystic Shrine in this state Prom the time of the opening of the business session early yesterday Ing the day was crowded with Shrine events including the parade through the business section at noon followed by the drill of the uniformed on Lee street between Hale and inson the ceremonial session In the afternoon dinners and ending with dances last night In spite of the steady fall of snow the drill on Lee street was spectacular and was witnessed by several hundred persons The nest event occured at the Scottish Kite temple in Capitol street where the ceremonial started Following the first section of the ceremonial the were with a pleasing program of dancing and music by a group of local young women The remainder of the ceremonial session followed In the afternoon with 100 candidates received In the temple The participating were en- at dinner in two sections dinner being served at both the tish and the Masonic temples From nine one o'clock dances were held at both the Daniel Booae hotel and the Scottish Rite temple Walter S Sugden of imperial duter guard was the guest of honor at the ceremonial When Introduced to the assembled it was pointed out in a few years he will be the illustrious potentate of alt In North America following the of the organization In all Its officers from year to year Among other visitors were Ben C Hamilton divan with patrol and band of Osiris temple Wheeling Walter E Huff potentate of Nemesis temple Parkersburg with his divan and marching units Lawrence S Wood and A P Dawson of temple Roanoke Va Sam Lambert dent of the Bluefield Shrine club and others The public feature of the day's was the parade of brilliantly uniformed nobles The massed Shrine bands gave a concert at noon on the steps hundreds of shoppers and clerks listening The parade formed at Kanawha and Broad streets marched through business section and halted on Lee street In front of the public library building where the drills were held A large crowd gathered in the between Capitol and Hale streets to watch the ceremony The entire schedule of events was run off smoothly In spite of the fall Special delegations were assigned by Charles F Armitage potentate of temple to look after the welfare and comfort of visiting tentates and other officials and other committees functioned perfectly ing the day The visiting illustrious outer guard Mr Sugden was greeted with acclaim everywhere he went and late in the evening he advised his Hosts that the entertainment was even too elaborate for an Imperial officer Coakley Honored Nov 22 Coakley Rochester Y supreme commander of the was honor guest and principal speaker day at a state meeting of the order Approximately 300 members of the order were present Running Start Given Business At Conferences Hoover to Place Burden of Carrying Through Shoulders of U S Industries on Railroad Heads Vote Program of Expansion Chamber of Commerce to Meet December 5 to Take up Big Task WASHINGTON NOT Business has been given a running start for the winter and President Hoover prepared tonight to shift M the shoulders of Industry Itself talk of following through for a new wave of prosperity Reports of expanding operations In many lines reached the president day Heads of the construction Industry told him In conference that In there would be at lean In state and federal road building an estimated by count and municipalities This total ot does not Include public building construction and private operations which may run the well over the maximum originally estimated Railroad heads meeting In Chicago telegraphed the president they would buy at least of steej next year and that normal would be enlarged as much -as sible This the white said will assure larger employment In the railway equipment Industry next year and a very substantial ad- dition to the railway demands tof steel j Confident Buying Power Supported by the more confident buying power released by assurance of no wage cutu and Henry Ford's announcement he would in- crease pay for hundreds of workmen these developments heightened In tile business world ot quid results Other developments of significance I The United States chamber of com- merce called a general business con- ference here for December S when iness lUell will shoulder the industry at the president's tb per cent of rediscount rate at the Chicago eral Reserve bank which make money cheaper for In- dustry Heads of public utilities announced they would meet in New York day to formulate development grams involving expenditure of lions in expansions of electric power plants street railways and gas plants The president's law enforcement commission undertook a nationwide survey of the effect of slums on erima which may lead to a biff building gram for congested city districts Tax Cat Feature In addition to these current there Is the 000.000 tax Turn te Pare 7 Col S Good Laid to Rest Near Birth Place Four Persons Hurt as Snow Lays Blanket Over Section Slippery Streets Responsible for Minor Automobile Accidents Bridges and Hills Offer Difficulties for Motorists in and Around Charleston Torn to rate 7 Col I Four persons were patients at local hospitals last night due to automobile accidents which authori les attributed mostly to the season's first general snow storm The slushy slippery streets also caused several minor col- lisions in which no one was Injured Probably the most seriously bur was Virginia Cox six old ter of Mr and Mrs E M Cox of lon avenue The little girl received a broken leg when she was struck about one o'clock yesterday afternoon by an automobile driven by Mrs E L of St Albans It was said lust night at the St Francis hospital where she was taken after the dent The child who was enroute to school stepped Into the street Into the path of the automobile near her home It was said Is Hurt Mrs Mazle of street received bruises when she was struck by an automobile driven by Lee of Washington street It was while she was crossing street about o'clock last night police said She was taken to the St Francis hospital where It was said her condition was not Ben Starks of South avenue and P O Payne of Kemp avenue wera hurt when their automobile collided with an car near the traction company barn on Virginia street about o'clock last night Both were taken to the Mountain State tal Payne received a broken shoulder bone Starks was bruised First Snow Wednesday The first snow fell for a few minutes Wednesday night It soon disappeared Starting early yesterday morning a steady snowfall descended upon most ol the entire state and continued until last night About two Inches of snow fell here Weather forecasts stated last night that more snow may be expected today The most difficulty encountered here was on the various hill streets During the dinner hour last night at least a dozen automobile drivers had difficulty In climbing Bridge avenue Cars equipped with chains were not Impeded Two or three machines slipped off the road Into the soft earth in the ditch Motorcycle patrolmen were forced to abandon operations almost completely However there were few speeds to chase as the majority of motorists Turo U Fate 7 1 Hundreds Gather to Pay Final Tribute to Late Secretary of War CEDAR RAPIDS lova Nov James W Good late secretary of war was this noon Hundreds of sorrowing lowans who had known Jim Good while he was a Cedar Rapids attorney united with officials of the state the nation and the army in according a last ute As taps were sounded the net officer was laid to rest beside parents only a few miles from the farm on which he was born 63 years ago Although the ritual at the cemetery was essentially a military one at the First church con- of simple words of comfort and eulogy by Dr Robert Little the tor and Dr Harry Morehouse president of Coe college of which Good was a graduate and trustee Mourning in the church were Mrs Good her two sons her father C J Deacon and a score of other relatives They were seated beside a delegation from congress and the administration Crowds which could not be In the church stood la cold along the route of cortege At the head of the coffin laj a personal wreath from President ana Mrs Hoover a circle of palms Senate Does Nothing Nobody Is BEVERLY HILLS Calif NOT was the first time Mr Henry Ford had ever attended one of these big financial wows He didn't know that all you was supposed to do was pass a resolution and then adjourn he thought you had to do thing definite so he body's salary The senate get sore when Mr Hoover declared a national day of Thanksgiving to celebrate their closing I kinder string with the senate on this They didn't pass the tariff for the thing wasn't any good Never blame a legislative body for not something When they do nothing that don't hurt anybody It's when do something Is when they tears WILL
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