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   Phoenix Arizona Republican (Newspaper) - February 7, 1924, Phoenix, Arizona                                BLI THIRTYFOURTH YEAR 14 PAGES THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1924 14 PAGES DENBY DECLARES TEAPOT OIL LEASE LEGAL Nation Pays Final Tribute to Body of Wilson FORMER PRESIDENT LAID II TOMB IS TAPS President Coolldge Gathers With Small Croup As Final Service Of Simplicity Observes Wish Of War Time Executive Thousands Wait In Chill Air While Procession Passes Republican Associated Press Leased Wire bugle calling softly in the fading told that Woodrow Wilson had passed on today down the way of to his earned and honored It sang the came requiem that once at the lips of the same loyal it sang to lull Americas Unknown Soldier to his sleep in as the bugle out over the hills that look down on the stricken woman turned away from the down in the dim leaving her dead to the mercy of v At the there stood beside the vault one staunch friend of the dead a friend who had battled death for him to the bitter who had shared in the great days of the bitter days of disap even as he stood to render the last loyal Not until the slab of stone had been swung back to close the vault did Grayson the vigil he has kept with Woodrow Wilson for more than a half score of the somber casket oE black steel lies in the western niche of the great vault below Bethlehem towering Irom the looms the gray mass of the Below the lights of the city that has turned back Irom its day of sorrow to the crowding cares of life twinkle through the dark of an overcast on that where the great dead lies alone beside the plate that sets forth only his name and the days of his birth and there still lies the handful of soft hutd blossoms that were the last touching gift of the grief worn Saluting Guns Roar Distant rumbling of saluting guns ushered in the day when the nation would pay to Woodrow Wilson the simple tribute that ho had claimed of The busy life of surged on for a few hours belore its course was checked in the last mo ments of silent respect for the But to the door the stricken home and into the dim chapel where the last rites would be paid poured an endless stream of flowers that banked and overflowed every space with tender The names of kings and the great of the earth were on these tributes and the names of loyal and humble friends and As the hour of the double service drew thousands took their places along the way from the house to the chapel to stand long in the chill unmindful of the flurries of snow and rain that beat about The wide avenue over which the dead war President would make his last journey was banked with people and kept clear of traffic until he should have Before the across the a solid rank of people had gathered before the first of those who would join with the family in the home service had They stood ob livious of waiting to bare their heads any Opposite them the guard of honor came to a stand in ranks before the sailors and President Coolidge Present Singly and in groups the little company that could be admitted to the house came and passed Thus came President and Cool the honor guard saluting as their commander in chief passed to stand beside the bier of a dead col Thus came others who had stood shoulder to shoulder with Woodrow Wilson In his days of greatness and came also those few humble ones who could not be for EOtten at such a the faith ful friends of the old on the second floor of the flowers were They covered the walls and sent WILSON their soft fragrance down from every niche and There are three rooms and a short hallway on this the living rooms of the Wide doors had been opened to make them room that all who should be present at this intimate service in the home privacy the dead man loved might at least hear what was In the where a great vacant chair before the fireplace stood un touched since last he had sat there to ponder in the warm glow the casket had been On the walls about clustered the old friends of many books ranking row on from floor to At one side stood the piano brought from the home at Princeton of those other years before greatness had found Woodrow Wilson out and called him forth to battleand Old Friends Gather It was among these surroundings of a the precious memory laden things of that old were now gathering to pay him last For a little before the senice the casket was open and a few who knew and loved him best might gaze a moment at the painworn face into which death had brought at last something almost of the placid look of years long Not all of those who crowded the rooms had this It was re served only for of what ever station in who mingled in this silent There was dim light in the The shadeswere and only the soft glow of wall lights filled thechambers as came who gently placed the steel covering above the tired and men had known their last sight of Woodrow All of the rooms were filled and even the doorways blocked with those standing silently In the hallway by the stands a great which ticked solemnly in the As the Presi dent and the old friends and com panions of the trying days at the White House grouped about the cas the members of the family came down from leaving only Wilson and the two daughters of the dead President In the refuge of the landing The three cler gymen took their places at the head of the Aged Clock Chimes The mellow chime of the great hall clock beat three strokes through the As the last tone dwindled and the pastor In under whom Woodrow Wilson sat In all his years Continued on Two Man Who Hoped To Speed 400 Miles In Hour Commits Suicide To Escape Insanity a note that told of fear of oncom ing for mer president of Garfleld and inventor of a Gyros copic Unicycle with which he hoped to revolutionize com mitted suicide here today by shoot ing himself through the Three letters were found in one addressed to the Honor able John who was notified by the authorities to come east at The note ex pressing fear of Insanity was ad dressed in typewriting to the local I have taken my life because I would rather die now than pass the rest of my life in an insane t said in Christies body was found with the head resting on a suitcase which had been wrapped In towels and cov ered with a folded A large sum of money was found fn the The dlsscovery of his suicide was made by Harry a clerk in the who stated he had no ticed Christie seemed nervous and despondent who was 58 years old came east in He had devoted his time to the perfection of a no vel vehicle with which he hoped to attain a speed of 400 miles an It consisted of a single giant 14 feet in with an extra wide to the ends of which the spokes were fixed on the but within the space enclosed by the spokes were two to keep the wheel The motive power gasoline which rode on rollers run ning on the inner part of the rim of the transmitting its power by chain drive to the axle The operator sat the axle and was provided with suitable controls and a means of Tests of small model were said to have been but the 14 foot affair was not given a Sick Age 84 Uninjured In Fall From Second Floor Cecilia yesterday fell two stories from her bedroom window to the frozen then got up and walked back to her where sho had been confined for a week with an at tack of She was ap parently except for Zangrando was de lirious when sbe left her bed and walked out of the a wire clothes line in the yard broke her Investigate Mine Horror In Minnesota Republican Leased Wire Official investigation to determine the cause of and fix responsibility for the disaster at the Milford mine near here which caused the death of 41 went ahead to night with the state of Minnesota under order of Gover nor by Adjutant General General who arrived here early tonight from Paul im mediately went into conference with August of Crow Wing county mine Later they planned to visit the Swanson said he inspected the mine last week and found it in ap parently good With the best engineering talent of the Hange placed at the disposal of the Whitmarsh Mining operators of the Milford work was rushed to place additional pumps in operation at the flooding but as time wore on the problem apparently became more baffling and tonight the en gineers could not say just what procedure will be followed in the efforts to recover the bodies of the Mine Inspector Swanson is de termined that no morn lives shall be lost in the Milford even for the sake of recovering the bodies of disaster Even if the mine is it held un likely that workers will be per mitted to enter the shaft for several Harvey skip tender on the day owes his life to the ill ness of the night skip who sick the night before the dis Rice substituted for the night man Monday night and in turn was replaced yesterday by Clinton a Brainard Harris gave his life in a vain attempt to warn his fellow miners of the approach of doom by ring ing the skip With two other Harris had as good a chance to get out as the seven who es being at the foot of the shaft when the crash but in stead of springing up the Harris stuck to his post until en gulfed In the torrent of rocks and water a few seconds after the fortunate seven reached The two men with Harris hesitated to run and also Investigation of the shore of the mud lake by the adjutant generals party revealed a slide earth about 100 feet and about five feet A swift current of water continues to rush Into the underground although the water in the shaft apparently was no higher tonight than it was an hour after the cavein late yester day The water pouring from tte lake is believed to be seeping through to the smaller openings of the Is Recovering From Storm Radio tele phony today continued to triumph over the midwest snow and sleet storm while armies of workmen fought to free the transportation sys tem and wire communications from the paralyzing snow and While trains from the west were in most cases running behind sched railroads centering in Chicago reported they were digging out of the snow and that rail transporta tion facilities by tomorrow will be about being completely cut off from the outside world for a time today by telegraph facilities also were recovering and tonight The Asso ciated Press was able to reach more leased wire points from Chicago than at any time since the storm inter rupted communications with pros pects that service would be about normal by tomorrow although circui tous wire routing was etili necessary to maintain communication with many Three Chicago deaths attributed to the storm brought the total death toll from the snow and sleet in the middle west to nearly a dozen while the damage continued to pile up as telephone and telegraph companies battled to repair the havoc wrought by the In Chicago hundreds of transient work ers were employed by the city in an effort to clear the streets of snow but tonight huge piles of frozen snow were still banked along the side Weather reports indicated light snow for tonight with overcast skies tor Indigestion Attack Causes Former President to Cancel Engagements Illness Said Not Serious Republican Leased Wire Justice Taft by direction of his phy Thomas has cancelled all engagements for the immediate future and entered upon a period of complete This course was determined upon after the chief justice had suffered an at tack of indigestion Although the attack Is yielding to he followed his physicians instruc tions and went to Because of his Taft was unable to attend the funeral of Woodrow Wilson for which he had been named an honorary pall At the same time he decided to aban don a trip to New York and New Haven which he had planned for to Although the supreme court Is in a three weeks he had been working intensely in preparing opin ions for delivery upon the reconven ing of the court February It is believed too close application to this duty is responsible In part for his Claytorsaid tonight that he did not consider Taft was ser iously ill and it probably would not be necessary for him to in The chief justice had a little gas tral indigestlonal upset Clayton but he has liad no fever and will be fully restored to his usual good health in a day or I do not consider him seriously He was comforta bly have advised him to remain quietly at home for a day or two where he will be rermitted to go about the His condition is not such as require him to remain in Chief Justice Taft has kepthim self in condition by methodical ex ercises sinceleaving the White Even during the winter months he had daily walked the three or four miles between his resi dence and the capitol at a brisk He has been generally regarded as enjoying excellent President Of Wool Growers Coming For State Meeting Hagenbarth and presi dent and vice of the National Wool Growers asso will leave Prescott for Phoe nix tomorrow to attend the midwinter convention or the Arizona Wool Growers association which is sched uled to begin in the state capital on French Bar Way To Divorce Seekers In Paris obstacles have been placed In the way of Americans seeking In France by a circular just Issued from the ministry of justice to all courts qualified to hear divorce By this order the public prosecutors department of such courts hereafter will exact from citizens of the United States who seek divorce proceedings a certifi cate delivered by an attorney duly ascribed to the bar of the United declaring that the applicant for divorce Is entitled to a divorce under the law of the state In which he or she may o Grand Jury Starts Secret Probe Of Veterans Bureau juryIn vestigation of the conduct of the veterans bureau under former Di rector Charles Forbes began to Following the swearing in of the special grand several per sons who figured in the Senate in vestigation of the bureau were called into the jury The proceedings are More than 50 witnesses are understood to be nnder summons to Federal Judge George A Carpen ter in charging the character ized the Inquiry as probably the most important investigation inthe United States In the past 100 State Chairman Of Wilson Foundation Is Memorial Orator Al pheus state chairman of the Woodrow Wilson was the principal speaker here to day when the people of Prescott met in the plaza to hold services oumorr of the late Botulism Fatality Toll Rises To 11 As Three Succumb Republican Leased Wire members of the Gerbig and Gerber families died today and brought the total number of deaths to the botulsim poisoWlng to all members of a dinner party last Saturday at which preserved beans were The deaths today completed destruction of two families and left only one member of an family of and Reinhold Gerber was wiped It consisted of the two par ents and Paul the only daughter who died Sunday The Gerbig family consisting of the parents and four children all under 10 years of was entirely A funeral for all of the poison victims will be held ForceGerman Legation To Honor Wilson Republican Leased Wire Irate band of Americans early today nailed the Stars and Stripes to the German embassy on instructions from had failed to half mast its colors for Woodrow Two dozen taxicab drivers who had checked out from work at 3 oclock this morning started to perform the Job with a worn picked up at the home of one of the By the time they had reached the em bassy on fashionable Massachusetts avenue the crowd included but the leaders proceeded with their busi One of the group was picked to shinny the tall center column of the portico at ths main The about four feet by seven feet in size and attached to a strip of wood staff and bearing was tossed up and wound about the column and then securely The band of workers gathered on tie terrace above street attracted attention and before the Job was completed the wide thoroughfare was clogged with interested and bare headed including late travelers home as well as milk wagon drivers and whose business them around at that Not a sfgn appeared from within the large red brick building occu pied by the embassy staff and the home of Germanys envoys here when Woodrow Wilson signed the declara tion of a state of The flag tackod in the band dispersed as quietly as It At 8 oclock two sum moned by an unknown re moved the In the meantime small groups had gathered at various times in front of place no demonstration was Announcement was made by the German ambassador that his flag could not be haltmasted because Wilson wasconsfdered a private citi zen by his had aroused considerable feeling in the It was announced early that the German colors would be and shortly before noon in the presence of a small crowd and some the German flag was placed at halt This announcement was made at the embassy today It having been officially an nounced this afternoon that there will be general mourning for the late President after oclock the German embassy will join the expression of the nations mourning by flying its flag at half Green Knocks Mellon Surtax Schedule Cut Green of the house ways and means committee came out tonight in oppo sition to Secretary Mellons recom mendation that the present 50 per cent maximum surtax be cut in He to vote tomor row with other Republicans on the committee to report the treasury tax which contains this Green outlined his views in a letter to professor of political economy at Tale uni who had written to him on various phases of the tax Although the chairman had been known to be lukewarm on the Mellon surtax he had not commit ted himself definitely until tonight to a maximum of at least 35 per cent Referring to Adams Green said It contained a statement to tfce effect that the extremely wealthy now defy the government andIntend to continue to defraud it out of Its just share of their Is unnecessary to he con that the political party which proclaims such a doctrine will seal its doom wtih the Ton say that they will not pay and we cannot make them But Canadamakes them pay a much higher tax than we have now and England makes thera pay a higher tax than any which proposed for the new so far as I certainly very much higher than any I would If other nations can do this what reason can we give for not doing it A meeting of the ways aiid means been called for to morrow for tho express purpose ol voting to import tba S 5 ION Y British Papers Declare Disclosure Impossible During Life of Wilson Officials Deny Report Republican Leased Wire London newspapers are malting a sensation out of Lloyd Georges statement in an interview with the Associated Press Sunday last that an agreement existed between Wilson and regarding the French occupation ot the Rhineland of which the then English Premier was una ware until the French government sought permission to publish the The Evening Standard In a double column story refers to Lloyd Georges statement as a disclosure which could not easily have been made public during Wilsons life The British foreign how which is preparing an explana tion throws cold water on tha story by saying that the socalled secret agreement was nothing more than a routine memorandum which the French government waa seeking to publish in ordinary Officials expressed the belief that Lloyd Georges statement has be come greatly exaggerated since it was first made to The Associated They point out that the docu ments to which he referred as hav ing been secret is only one of many memorandums exchanged among the four during the protracted ne gotiations regarding the Each of the allied premiera out lined his views on the Rhineland is sue at the time and exchanged mem oranda with their It was during this period that the British premier returned to London to look after important domestic political de Tha theory Is advanced that In the multiplicity he was called to Lloyd George failed to remember specifi cally the memorandum respecting an occupation of the Rhineland which had passed between Clemenceau and Throughout the hours conversation with The Associated Press on Sun the former premier did not ap pear to desire that a sensation be made of the WilsonClemenceau The subject arose while he was discussing Wil sons his difficulties in Paris and how events transpired to cause him at times to sacrifice Ideal ism for allied agreement on various clauses of the One such instance had come to his Lloyd George It was the agreement between Wilson and Clemenceau regarding the occu pation of the the details of which he said he had never been acquainted that in fact he nev er knew that such a memorandum had also been passed between Wilson and Clemenceau on that subject on the previous day when he had received an Inquiry from the British foreign office seeking per mission on behalf of Francefor pub lication of the The copy of the memorandum In question accompanied the Pneumonia Claims Former Chairman Of Traffic Board Word was received here by wireless today of the death of Henry Crosby on board the Steam ship President while en route Ionian Francisco from Shan was former chair man of the United States Tariff Emery was a brother of Francis former dean of the Womens College of Brown TJnl He had been in China three years as manager of the Peking branch of the Asia Banking corpor ation of New Death was due to He was born in Ells in During the war he was detained for several months in Finland by the Ten Year Building Plans For Flying Service Proposed A plan worked out by the joint aAiyrnavy board recommending congressional approval of a 10 year building pro gram for the air services of the two departments of national is expected to be approved soon by Sec retaries Weeks and The plan contemplates the strengthening of the two services through annual appropriations by Congress over the 10 year period ana provides for the elimination of all overlapping defin ing what stations shall be developed the navy and what others shall be strBfgtheaed and maintained as artttUrjtilUtOBuBtl Start Preparation To Lift Lid From Tufs Sarcophagus Carter has gone to Cairo to purchase necessary such as differential pulleys andlike for raising tho immensely heavy lid from Tutankhamuns He will also discuss with the Egyp tian ministry of public works the details of the ceremony of open ing the sarcophagus which prob ably will occur next Tucson Man Hurt As Car Is Wrecked Exclusive Republican Patterson an accountant in thte offices of the Arizona Eastern rail was found in a critical condi tion at the a mile out of Winkelman on the Globe at after his auto mobile had left the road and turned over in the ditch early this Ha was taken to the hospital where examination by revealed a fractured a deep gash at the base of the and severe His condition to nightwas but Winslow reported tjhat he will probably re According to Patteraons discon nected story of the accident he was making a night drive from Tucson to lost control of the he said when the front wneels went wrong The machine went over the bank turning He waa thrown from the car Earl a mechanic employed in found the victim as he passed the scene of the on his way to work this Pat terson had to the jrpaaV and had attempted to build a ac cording to who took him to the Patterson had no recollection of the time of the other than that it was early this A Mexican employed on a slag dump car for the American Smelting and Refining whopassed the scena of the wreck several times during the stated he saw the headlights of the car about 3 The windshield and front wheels of the machine were Secretary of Navy Enters Defense as Senate Pre pares for Resumption Of Resignation Demand Republican Leased WlreJ 6On fiT8 2f the renewa in the ft demands for llls removal from Secretary Denby madS public tonight an extended state ment explaining and defending his course in assenting to the tease of the naval oil that thera three Basic the naval seel fT answered them all in the that the transfers administration from his department was Ieases themselves were legal and carried out the ex ill of Congress thStheV were beneficial to the government niV turth of of dollars worth of oil and Jncreaaing the power of the 3nate and its o11 com senate debate will break out afresh tomorrow and the com Stepmother Held Guilty On Charge Of Branding Tots NEW Jose phine Ferger yesterday was found guilty In Queens county of burning her two seven And nine years with a hot the testified her stepmother had branded her and her sister because she said they were Ferger testified that the chil dren misbehaved while she was She them with a stetl knife sharpener with which she had ben a she not realizing it was lead3 developing in an n succession the end of the senate Inquiry seems to he nowhere In Manv are yet to and there now how many others wm be alter expert accountants have eons through the books of stock banks and quasibusiness associa tions in search oj transactions in any way related to oil leases Resignation Fight Looms arter the senate hair renewed the authority of the committee to meet r objections raised by Albert central figure In the oil in his refusal to testify it will plunge into the fight over Leader Tided Husband Of HeiressNamed In Suit On Notes NEW The Duke of Manchester was named defendant in a suit for payment of an alleged overdue note filed with the county clerk yesterday by Clarence N Hamilton an assignee of Archibald The duke asserted he has paid to Hamilton in stock of the International Education league which he declared he assigned as agreed In payment of a The duchens of Manchester was Miss Helena Zimmerman of jeauiuuon in nis statement tonight which was in the form of a telegram to Roy Cha pin of in reply to the message ot confidence received some jjatnsf he had received hun telegrams and letters from Michigan and all parts of the Denby declared that such a that a you the reasons why not When I came into office hia messags I waa very shortly convinced that the oil re serve lands which had been set aside by Congress for the benefit of the vstates navy were being drained by privately owned wells ad joining those Thatthey were being drained is undisputable Defends Teapot Lease Congress under date of June 4 gave the following powers to the secretary of the navy That the secretary of the navy Is directed to takepossession of all properties within the naval petrol eum reserves as are or may become subject to the control and use by the United States for naval pur poses to develop and operate the same in his discretion directly or by or by lease or and to ex change and sell the oil and gas products thereof and those from all royaUyoil from lands in the naval ie benefit of the Under these the secre tary of the navy waa charged Pneumonia waa I J M who waa a cousin of President death Virgin bishop in y being reived of of federal In in Southern tion too of the amp to suit dignified NEW YORK with today htld up th is Bronx and escaeed in an   

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