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PROBE IS ORDERED
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Commissioner mair win nun
Down Charges of Objectionable
PROPOSES CLEAN SWEEP
OF GUILTY EMPLOYES
Offenders Will Be Punished?Violations
Not Believed as Numerous
as Generally Charged.
Sensational charges of irregular
practices in the conduct of the affairs
of the bureau of internal revenue are
to be made the subject of a thorough
investigation Commissioner Blair announced
today. Cursory investigation
of some of the charges. Commissioner
Blair said, had been made personally,
and the results he found pointed to
the need of a sweeping probe of the
,The investigation will be conducted
by Assistant Commissioner Matson,
under the direct supervision of Commissioner
Blair. The latter said that
he did not believe that there were '-in
the bureau as many cases of irregularity
as had been charged by Gov.
Allen nf K;insas or others, but. if anv
were found, the offenders would be
punished to the limit of the law. Commissioner
Blair declined to state howmany
persons were involved in the
charges prompting the inquiry.
Many Changes Made.
Conditions if? the local office will be
the subject of much of the investigation.
The charges cover many angles,
including the giviug out of information
regarding the income tax statements
of corporations and individuals
and collusion between persons in the
bureau who are in a position to divulge
the confidential information and
people on the outside representing
clients who have cases pending before
Commissioner Blair made it plain he
intends to make a clean sweep of the
bureau, and that he will tolerate nothing
which is a violation of the law.
While cleaning out the bureau of any
employes guilty of culpability in the
discharge of official duties. Commissioner
Blair said that attention also
would- be given the practices of attorneys
before the bureau with the
view to disbarring those guilty of
Some of the charges which have been
made. he said, are of a serious character.
Many of these charges have
emanated from within the bureau,
while others have been made by persons
not connected with the office.
He said that "any ?l|"euTn8tance8 or
fict that will tend to support a
charge that income tax cases or other
matters handled by the bureau are
not disposed of according to the law
and regulations is a proper .subject
for the most sweeping investigation.
Hearings will be held" and each
v-itness will be examined under oath.
?A full stenographic record of the proc?,
dings will he taken, and upon com
?de;ion of the hearings, he will re\
lew the record and determine upon
and take the necessary action.
l*rol?e Will Be Impartial.
"T have issued instructions." he
pp.id. "that the investigation will be
full and impartial, as I want to get
the exact facts regardless of the conjequences*.
The results will be made
public upon conclusion of the hear"nsis
and my review of the testimony.
Jt is impossible at this time to give
ven a tentative date, because of
the large number of witnesses and
the investigation necessary in each
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Said to Have Communicated
With Friends in Interior
By ihp Associated Prew.
CHICAGO, August 3.?With the
trail of Warren C. Spurgin. missing
president of the closed Michigan Avenue
Trust Company, leading into
Mexico, and the authorities apparently
close on his trail, local authorities,
as well as those financially interested
in the bank, today considered his apprehension
It is also hoped that the banks
shortage of $1,124,369. as announced
by bank examiners, may be materially
lessened by the determination of
the value of loans, bonds and stocks
that are now listed as doubtful.
following messages received irom
Marfa and El Paso. Tex., yesterday that
a man answering Spurgin's description
had been seen in that section and. it
was thought, had crossed into Mexica.
being hc-adecl for Chihuahua, local officials
redoubled their efforts to apprehend
A reward of $2,500 has been offered
for his capture, and word from the
Texas border today was to the effect
that both sides of the international
boundary line are being patrolled.
"MINING MAN" SUSPECTED.
PASO. Texas. August 3.?Immigration
officers along the Mexican
border today believed Warren C.
Spurgin, missing Chicago banker, is
somewhere in Mexico, probably with
friends he is known to have been associated
with, and who. at one time,
made El Paso their headquarters.
From authentic sources it was
learned today that prior to leaving
4'hicago he had communicated with
two former residents of this city who
aronow in the interior of Mexico.
Posing as a mining man, a man
who answered the description of the
missing banker, left a train at Marfa,
Texas, July 19, hired an automobile,
drove to Presidio and on July 20
crossed the river into Mexico.
Local immigration authorities announced
today that they had received
m report from immigration men at
Presidio and Marfa that a stranger
who answered Spurgin's description
presented a passport made out in the
name of*"Scott." He said he was a
mining man, and carried a large suit
ca se. ^
The report also said that after" he
had passed inspection he hired a Mexican
in a rowboat to take him across
the river. Persons coming from the
?Texiean side to the American reported
that the stranger left Ojinttga, Chi]
uahua, the border town across from
Presidio, in an automobile, presumably
for Chihuahua, City,
EXPENDED IN BUILDING
IN THIS CITY LAST YEAR
Nearly $18,000,000 was spent in
Washington last year in building 1
projects, according to announce- |
ment by the Department of Labor j
today. A total of 4.3,42 buildings
were ertvted. involving expendi- ]
ture of $17,892,910, the announce- i
More money was spent in building
in Washington last year than
at any time in the past six years,
with the exception of 1919, comparative
figures show. In 1919 a
total of $20,605,683 was spent in
building here, while in 1914 only
$10,415,645 was spent. Building
in 1916 nearly approximated the
1920 total. $17,494,804 having been |
spent in tnat year, in 1?19, however,
there were 5,239 permits,
while in 1920 there were but 4,342.
Building generally all over the
country showed a slump in 1920
over 1919. the figures showed.
quits d. c. office
| Sanitary Engineer Tenders
| His Resignation After Service
of Thirty Years.
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ASA E. PHILLIPS.
After thirty years of service. Asa E.
Phillips has resigned as sanitary engineer
of the District government, it
became known today. Although his
resignation was submitted to the Commissioners
only a few days ago. it is
! known that he has been contem;
plating leaving the District service ^
sinre earlv snriner.
The veteran municipal official has
j had a number of offers of engineering
j positions outside of Washington, but
I he has been advised by his physician
j to take a period of rest before acI
cepting any of them.
I Since entering the service of the city
^ in 1891. Mr. Phillips has served con|
tinuously in the sewer division, once
i as superintendent and later as sanitary
Sample* of Hi* Work.
] He is credited with having designed
I and supervised the construction of the
; six-nlWlion-dollar sewage disposal
plant of the city, which is regarded
| as one of the most perfect in the
I Mr. Phillips also leaves behind him
i as a monument to his long period of
i service the up-to-date sewerage sys|
tern, the construction of which has
j cost a total of $25,000,000.
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J in nis lencr ui icois?ai.v..
! Charles' W. Kutz, Engineer Commissioner,
the sanitary engineer took occasion
to refer to the earnest and sincere
labors of the personnel of his office,
and also pointed to inadequate
salaries paid them. As an example of
this situation, he calls attention to his
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ORGANIZED LABOR SCORES
VICTORY IN RAILWAY CASE
Board Bules Long Island Boad
Must Deal With Pennsylvania
CHICAGO. August 3.?Union labor
scored a victory on the Long Island
railroad, in a decision by the United
States Railroad Labor Board today, ruling
that negotiation of rules should
] be held with System Federation No.
I with the railway em
j 7U. anil --
; ployes* department of the American
j Federation of Labor.
The officers of the system federation
j are all employes of the Pennsylvania
j railroad and the company declined to
negotiate with them. Long; Island
officials declared they would deal only
j with their own employes and the
union took the case to the labor
board, where it was heard on July 9.
The dispute arose over who should
represent the employes at conferences
to negotiate new shop crafts rules to
replace the national agreements.
Until the road negotiates new agreements
With the system federation, the
national agreement was ordered continued
HENRY FORD PEL
j TO LOWER RATES
Henry Ford, automobile manufacturer
of Detroit, is determined
to reduce rates on his newly acquired
railroad, the Detroit, Toledo
and Ironton. He has resolved
to bring about lower freight rates
on certain artioles on the road,
notwithstanding rules and regulations
of the Interstate Commerce
Following rejection by the commission
of his application to put
into efTect August 20 new schedules
providing a 20 per cent -cut
in the present rates on stone from
Sibley to Detroit, attorneys for
Mr. Ford late yesterday filed anj
other schedule containing the same
I reductions, with the effective date
September 1. The commission, it
announced last night, rejected his
previously filed schedules because
the effective date of the proposed
schedules violated a rule of the
commission, which says that any
schedules must be in effect thirty
AT PATENT OFFICE
Records Broken by Number
of Applicants Offering New
LIMITED FORCE UNABLE
TO COPE WITH SITUATION
Wide Attention Given to Motor j
and Flying Machine Designs
Inventors all over the United States
have so flooded the patent office with !
I applications for patents on inventions,
that the number is far in excess of
what properly its limited force can
handle. During the last six months.
it was reported today, applications
have broken all previous records, with
the result that there are now 51,865
of them awaiting action.
The congestion, it was said, is seriously
hampering and interfering with
many manufacturers and exporters of
the country. The conditions, patent
office officials claim, are destined to
become more serious unless additional
help and increased salaries are provided.
Autos and Flying Machines.
A great majority of the applications |
are for patents on automobiles and *
flying machines, to which inventors j
h?vp turned f h ? i r Mttpntinn si nee the !
war. Many of them, however, are for (
patents on electrical attachments. ,
chemical processes and improvements j
Ion wireless apparatus and agricultural
The business of the patent office for 1
the last six months was the heaviest ;
for any half year in its entire history.
it is stated. The applications
top patents amounted to more than
50,000. as compared with 42,807. 37.143
and 31.568 for the first six months
of the years 1920, 1919 and 1918.
The applications for trade marks totaled
8,369 in this time, as compared
with 7,950. 5.-447 and 3.730 for the cor- 1
responding periods of 1920. 1919 and
1918, respectively. The gain in applications
for patents received in the
half yearly period just closed over tne
first six months of 1918 was 42Vfe per
cent, while the gain in trade mark
applications amounted to 124 per cent.
In spite of the industrial depression,
it is stated, the amount of business
i nroBpnfpd Tr? the nufpnt nffirp in everv t
branch has constantly increased since
1918 by leaps and bounds. The demands
upon the patent office are beyond
any previous figures in its history.
with no recession in sight, and
are far in excess of the capacity of
its limited and practically stationary
force to handle properly.
Reasons for Delay.
Delay in acting on the applications,
which is responsible for the congestion,
officials of the patent office attribute
to the insufficient examining
and clerical force and the small salaries
paid the workers, it was pointed
out that the wages of the patent office
employes are much lower than
those in other government departments
and outside firms, resulting in
many of the experienced examiners
and clerks resigning to obtain more
remunerative positions in patent attorneys'
offices and elsewhere.
Legislation designed to relieve the
conditions in the patent office, it is reported
by the American Engineering
Council, which is making efforts to
reform them, is being held up in Congress.
| HOME SEEKERS CHEATED.
Salesmen Say Many Foreigners
Have Lost by Promises.
NEW YORK. August 3.?Testimony '
that hundreds of home seekers, mostly
foreigners, had been induced to
pay sums of money into the hands of
officials of the Strilling Home Builders
of New York, as first installments
upon houses that the company promised
to build for them, and which never
were built, was offered here by Albert
Goodian, a salesman employed j
by the concern.
He appeared before Magistrate
Francis Mancuso, who. as the result
of a John Doe inquiry into the alleged
practice of real estate concerns selling
lots on false pretenses issued
warrants for the arrest of three persons,
charging them with larceny.
The names of the three were withheld.
FACTIONS MAKE PEACE.
"Treaty" Signed by Socialists and
Fascisti in Italy.
LONDON. August 3.?An agreement
was signed in Rome yesterday for
peace between the fascisti and the
socialists, says a dispatch to the
London Times from Milan.
According to a Rome dispatch last
Friday arrangements for a settlement
of the differences between the
socialists and the fascisti had been
completed by Signor Denicola, president
of the chamber of deputies. The arrangement
was to be in the form of a
I treaty signed by representatives of
both parties. The agreement is expected
to bring to an end disorders
which have been going on for several
tSISTS IN EFFORT
ON HIS RAILROAD
I days before the effective 'date of
a new schedule. Freight rates on
I stone, providing a reduction of '5
cents a hundred pounds, became
effective on the Detroit, Toledo
and Ironton road July 28, and
would have been in effect only
twenty-three days before the new
schedule, including the 20 per cent
decrease, became effective. Under
the rules of the commission, as
stated, tariffs must be in effect
thirty days before the effective
date of new tariffs. The reason
given for this is that the public,
must be apprised of the rate and'
to enable competition to meet the
Mr. Ford acquired the Detroit.
Toledo and Ironton less than a
year ago. Since that time, with
the approval of the Interstate
" Commerce Commission, he has several
times reduced rates and has
raised wages on the road to a
scale approximating that his employes
in his automobile plants re- ]
ccive. The road runs through a
rich agricultural section, of Michigan
and Ohio and is said to be a |
money maker. _ _
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AUTO LIMIT MAY BE
15 MILESAN HOUR
Commissioner Oyster Considers
Curtailment of 18-Mile
Privilege in D. C.
A reduction from eighteen to fifteen
miles an hour in the speed limit for
automobiles may be the next step in
the campaign of Commissioner Oyster
to improve traffic conditions.
The Commissioner declared today
that he is inclined to believe that a
reduction in the speed limit might
heln to reduce accidents and he has j
discussed the question with Capt.
Headley, head of the traffic bureau.
No decision in the matter has been
arrived at, however.
Gs m Little Paster.
^"Thera are many people,** said the
Commissioner, "who feel that the
speed limit should be greater, rather
than lowered. The great trouble is.
however, that some people show a
tendency to go a little faster than
the limit. They may not always do
so with the intention of violating
the law, but with an eighteen-mile
limit you will find some going at
twenty miles an hour, and if the
limit was fifteen miles there would be
some driving at eighteen miles an
The Commissioner renewed his determination
to round up permanent
Washlngtonians who are using Virginia
tags throughout the year without
a District tag. in order to avoid
buying a Maryland tag. This, practice
is resorted to because a Virginia tag
Is good, both in Maryland and the District,
whereas a District tag is not
recognized in Maryland.
Tag Law Violations.
Motorists from every state except i
Maryland are permitted to remain in
the DiArlct for a stated number of
days on their home state tag. but it
is a violation of law tor a 1 oqjA, resi- |
dent to drive his car month after
month on a foreign tag.
The Commissioner is confident that
if Maryland and the District could
agree on a plan of reciprocity, the
practice of using Virginia tags only
would diet out.
Capt. Hekdley reported to Commissioner
Oyster that only one accident
during the entire month of July, resulted
in a death, and that did not
occur until the last day of the month.
The number of traffic arrests during
July was about the same as for June.
CONTINUED IN POSITION.
W. R. Stansbury to Act as Clerk
of U. S. Supreme Court.
Chief Justice Taft today Issued an
order recognizing William R. Stansbury
as de facto clerk of the United
States Supreme Court and directing
him to continue as such until tne
court shall meet in October, when
proper steps may be taken to fill the
office. This action was necessitated
by the death of Henry C. MoKenney.
the deputy clerk, who succeeded James
D. Maher, clerk of the court.
Mr. Stansbury is the senior assistant
in the clerk's office, with a record
of thirty-eight years' service. He
lives at 1716 Oregon avenue.
Americans freed by Russia, but no word I
has been received of where they will
arrive at border. Page 1
Trlnkle for governor carries Virginia
primaries by 25,000. Page 1
Patent office records broken, with resulting
congestion. Page 1
Asa E. Phillips, in D. C. service thirty
years. resigns sanitary engineer's
pdbt. Page 1
A mob of 2,000 hanged a negro who had
confessed to the murder of a Virginia
postmaster. Page 1
Gen. Pershing yesterday paid a visit to
the training camp at Meade. Page 2
Mr. Hoover blames general decadence
for Russia famine. Page 3
Directors of Baltimore Coal Exchange
indicted. Page 3
Claim that Germany is only European
country showing industrial activity is
denied. Page 12
President isolated in mountain retreat in
New Hampshire. Page 13
I Commission refuses to agree to sale of
I tpmnorarv war building for convention
haiL' Page 13
Whisky ship ring round-up may trap
wealthy men. Page 13
American Legion members sail for
French battlefields. Page 13
Senator France accuses Red Cross man
of instigating Kronstadt revolt.
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KING UP VACATION' LITER.
Nnminatrrl -frtr filnvprniir
By Virginia Democrats
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E. LEE TRINKJ.E.
MOB OF 2,000 HANGS
First Lynching in Virginia in
Years Follows Murder of
IJy the Assoc iated Press.
PETERSBURG. Va.. August 3.?
,Virginia's first lynching in years was
recorded shortly after midnight this
morning in Brunswick county, when
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Brunswick county citizens took one I
of the negroes charged with the mur- |
der of Tingley Elmore, postmaster |
and storekeeper at Tobacco, Va., i
from Deputy Sheriff James Seago of
Brunswick, between McKenney and
Lawrenceville, and hanged him to a
tree at the scene of the murder.
The negro confessed his guilt before
going to his death. His identity
had not been learned early today.
The life of Will Elmore, another negro,
held for the murder, was spared
by the pleas of Deputy Seago. He
is now in the county jail at Lawrenceville,
and fears for his safety
are entertained by authorities.
LienieN nnomraKt* vi vram?-.
Elmore denies any knowledge of
the crime, although when captured at
McKenney, about 11 o'clock last
night, a pistol and gold watch be- i
longing to the murdered postmaster
were found in his possession. He1
claims he won these in a crap game I
from another negro yesterday.
The body of the lynched negro had
not been cut down at 10 o'clock to-*
day. although Brunswick county au
thorities have gone to the scene and
will hold an inquest this afternoon.
An investigation of the lynching will
be started immediately, it was said
today at the county seat, Lawrenceville.
Deputy Seago and his two assistants
did not have a chance to save
the prisoner from the mob, which was
thoroughly organized. So quietly did
the mob carry out its work that few
in the neighborhood knew what was
going on. Not a sound was made
when the negro was taken to Elmore's
store at Tobacco and strung
up to a tree in the store yard. Persons
living only a short distance
away were not' disturbed, while one
resident, about 200 yards from the
store, said today that not a word was
spoken by the mob nor a sound heard
from the scene.
Admitted Robbery Wan Motive.
When asked if he had anything to
say, the negro confessed killing the
postmaster and said robbery was the
motive. He said Will Elmore, the
other negro held, had nothing to do
with the killing.
When Elmore and the negro lynched
were captured at McKenney shortly
before midnight, feeling was running
higdi and a mob of infuriated citizens
quickly gathered. Sheriff Boiseeau of
Dinwiddie took charge of the situation
and he and his deputies, with
drawn ghns, held the mob at bay until
the arrival of Deputy Sheriff Seago
men wopft hnnrllprl into nn auto
mobile and the trip to the county jail
at Lawrenceville started.
The mob increased rapidly and several
hundred automobiles set out in
pursuit of the Brunswick official and
his prisoners. At a point about nine
miles from Lawrencevillc and seventeen
miles from McKenney, the deputy's
car was overtaken and surrounded.
Most of the members of the mob
wore masks, and. unheeding- the
pleadings of the officials, one of the
negroes was taken. .
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Virginia Women Contribute to
Majority of 25,000 in Governorship
Special Dispatch to The 8tar.
RICHMOND, Va.. August 3.?The incomplete
returns so far received indicate
that Senator Trinkle of Wythe
a majority that is expected to exceed
25,000. Tucker carried Richmond by
153, whereas he was claiming 5,000
in this city alone. The vote claimed
by Trinkle in every district that he
said he would carry is much heavier
than he indicated.
West is winner of the second place
on the ticket and Adams for corporation
commission has an enormous majority
over Polkes of this city.
The wdm&rf vote Is responsible foi
the big -majority given to Senator
Trinkle. as they stand by him on the
i score of voting for suffrage and for
his position on prohibition.
There have been immense sums of
money won in the election, the Tucker
people offering odds on their favorite,
and it was taken up in quick time.
J. D. Craig, a deputy in the office of
the city treasurer, who was defeated
for re-election, died suddenly this
morning. Craig had been a deputy
for years. All of the city officers who
VfiH nnnnaitinn nf.<l-a rfafuatorl
Tucker Leads in Staunton.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
STAUNTON, Va.f August 3.?Harry
St. George Tucker of Lexington, former
Staunton man, received a. flatteringvote
from "his friemfrs here, al!
though he lost out in the state al
. Voting was very light berth in city
and county. Woman voters took ar
active interest, although numbers ol
Ithem are known not to favor the
present primary system of selecting
candidates. Voting dragged all day
| but in the evening after the polls had
ciosfii iiiui.ii 11111* i trzsi w as iimniitaict
in the results, crowds swarming
around the polls, newspaper and telegraph
offices until a late hour.
ARLINGTON COUNTY VOTE.
Trinkle Receives Majority of 180
in Contest With Tucker.
E. Lee Trinkle, candidate for Governor
of Virginia, was given a majority
of 180 over Harry St. George
Tucker by the voters of Arlingtor
county, the vote being: Trinkle, 634
and Tucker. 454.
The county also gave its candidate
for the state legislature, Capt. E. W
Jordan, a good majority over Charles
Henry Smith of Alexandria, but noi
enough to offset the wide margin, saic
to be about two to one, gained by the
latter in his home town. \
The vote from the various precincts
for governor follows : Jefferson precinct?
Trinkle. 89 j Tucker, 142: Arlington
Trinkle, 40; Tucker, 65; Ballston
Trinkle, 109: Tucker, 55; Clarendon
Trinkle, 205; Tucker, 78; Rosslyn
Trinkle, 73; Tucker. 23: Cherrydale
Trinkle. 71 : Tucker. 57 : Camp Trinkle
12: Tucker, 12; Falls Church, Trinkle
25 : Tucker, 22.
The vote for legislator follows: Jeffer
son. Smith. 124; Jordan. Ip2 ; Arlington
Smith. 57 ; Jordan. 46 ; Ballston. Smith
99; Jordan. 60: Clarendon, Smith. 58
Jordan. 221 : Rosslyn, Smith, 53 : Jordan
40; Cherrydale, Smith. 53; Jordan. 73
Came. Smith, 12; Jordan. 11; Falli
Church. Smith, 22 ; Jordan, 23. Totals
Smith, 478; Jordan, 576.
ALEXANDRIA FOR TUCKER.
Gilpin Leads Vote for Lieutenant
Governor in That City.
Correspondence of The Star.
ALEXANDRIA. Va . Ansrnst 3?R\
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CHARLES AND RUF
BUBBLES TO Gi
BY GEORGE WITTE.
By Cable to The star and Chicago Daily Nfm
BERLIN, Germany, August 3.?
Ex-King- Charles of Hungary and
former Crown Prince Rupprecht of
Bavaria are passing the time
these extremely hot days blowing
bubbles. Both, according to latest
reports, are hard at work with
their confidants making new plans
to win back their thrones. The
bait-wlth which they hope to catch
their former subjects is this: "As
soon as our kings are back, food
prices will drop 50 per cent and
coal prices at least 30 per cent."
IKupprecni is maKing use ui uic
old political trick of meeting the
common people graciously and
shaking hands with even the simplest
ot (arm laborers. Already
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ALLIES WARN GREECE
AGAINST AN ADVANCE
By the Asftwiatwl Prw*.
LONDON. August 3.?The allies
have warned Greece that an Advance
on Constantinople by her
troops, which now are engaged in
war with the Turkish nationalists,
will not be tolerated, it was authoritatively
stated here today. No
ground exists, however, it is added.,
for believing that Greece contemplates
any such advance, which
would bring her in conflict with '
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Reports from Athens that Great
Britain favors a Greek advance on
Constantinople were characterized
as absurd?the exa?t reverse of
the truth. Great Britain, it was
declared, is maintaining strict neutrality
between Turkey and Greece.
Department Agents to Disp.iirs
thp niirtnilmpnt nf
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CUTS IN BILLS PROPOSEDj
Representative of Gen. Dawes toI
i Aid in Measures for Saving
The first meeting of the governrmmt's
economy agents on printing
'will be held tomorrow at the govern!
ment printing office, when A. It.,
I Barnes of Chicago, expert in commer
jcial printing and representative of
Gen. Dawes, will call to order a departmental
Kach department of the government
will have a representative sitting at
the table, authorized to recommend
and approve items in the name of the
department. The $13,000,000 printing
bill of the I'nited States government
represents the subject to be discussed.
The conference is to be held at the ;
printing office, where the experts In
printing of the government shop will be
within call to discuss and advise on
t?technical details. The conference will
1 be the agency of advisory supervision in
jail printing details. It will advise the
! budget bureau, the public printer and
J the joint congressional committee on
i printing of the changes and revisions in
I appropriations, which arc needed.
Supervisory Commit teen.
II In line with the campaign of economic
efficiency inaugurated by the bureau of
the budget. Public Printer Carter today
- announced the personnel of two super.
visory committees appointed by the
80>ernmem pruning oince aumims
One is the requisitions review
board, which will inspect and discuss
- requisitions of the departments in
printing, with the aim of discovering
the most economical and efficient
; method of handling jobs coming into
the government printing office. Mem'
bers of the board are John Greene.
, superintendent of work; William A.
; Mitchell, chief estimater; Robert W.
Summers, chief jacket writer: How[
ard Sherman and Fletcher Bowden.
Revision of Style Book.
The second board is the committee
on revision of the style book, which
controls the type and equipment of
the government printing office. It
will recommend changes made necessary
bv Drocress in the art of nrint
ing and act upon the various details
of style governing federal printing
work. Members of this committee
are: Charles E. Young, foreman of
the day proofroom; William H. Cornish.
i\reman of the night proofroom;
Walter R. Johns. Herman B.
Barnhart. John P. Murray and James
E. Mavnard. proof readers.
FRANCE DENIES PARLEY
WITH RUSSIA ON DEBT
Declares No Negotiations Are Un'
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PARIS. August 3.?Reports that negotiations
for recognition of the Rus[
sian debt to France were impending,
, which have been in circulation for
several days, were given official de?
The denial seems to have been
i prompted by a circumstantial stateL
ment. declared to be on reliable auI
thority. printed here this morning.
? that such negotiations had been begun
last night by l^ouis Loucheur,
3 French minister of liberated regions.
- and L?eonid Krassin. Russian soviet
minister ot trane ana commerce.
It was said at the foreign office today
that France had had no direct
communication with the Russian soviet
government for a long time on
any subject other than mere details
of the repatriation of prisoners. It
was pointed out also that George
Louis, former French minister to
Petrograd. to whom in the version
of the story the initiative in the
.reputed negotiations between Krassin
and the French government was attributed.
had been dead for three years,
j Before the collapse of the czarist
regime in Russia that government
had contracted a debt to France approximating
When the soviet administration of
Russia was estaousnea cne Doisneviki
refused to acknowledge this debt, and
t to this fact has been attributed the
refusal of France to enter into any
negotiations with representatives of the
bolshevik! or to arrange a trade agreement
such as was recently entered into
[ between Great Britain and soviet
ET BACK THRONES
he is said to be immensely popular
and he tells the people that what
he wants to construct is not a
kingdom of the ordinary variety,
but a "people's kingdom."
Charles is not as fortunate as
Rupprecht. for he cannot get into
personal touch with the Hungarian
people. For that reason he Is
spending all the more money
through his agents on propaganda.
Two-thirds of the Hungarian army
police force are said to be on his
side, and in London political
circles they are reported to have
promised him their support the
nest time he attempts a coup
d'etat. Paris has so far been noncommittal
in the matter. As
Charles' permission to remain in
the fatherland holds good only
until August 31. it is expected that
any move he intends will be made
la the. next few weeks,
BY RUSSIA, BUI ARE
No Word as to Number or
UUhnn Thnvi VA/ill Da n?
iviiwii i ll*>j Will UC wc"
livered at Border.
COMMITTEE FOR RELIEF
OF STARVING ORGANIZED
Moscow Installing Field Guns for
Protection Against Attack by
Hv flip A?*o?*iat<Hl Pre**.
HKSA. August 3.?American prisoners
in Russia already have been released
from confinement, according: to
unofficial reports at the bolshevik legation
press bureau here today, but
there was no word as to the number
released or when, how or where they
will be delivered across the border,
j An international committee has been
organized here to render relief to the
j starving of Russia. This committee.
! with the international Red Cross or
ionization in Riga. which is looking
| after the transport to Russia of for|
nier prisoners of war. will maintain
: relations, with regard to relief work,
between Moscow and westen Europe,
iit is announced.
i A conference is to be convened by
all the great international and national
benevolent organizations in this
[ connection, the announcement state.BUBNING
Hunger-Stricken People Firing Villages
I.OXIMJX. August 3. ? Hungtrstricken
people in the famine districts
of Russia are setting fire to their vil|
lages before deserting them for other
1 parts of Russia, according to a
: Helsingfors dispatch to the Central
! News Agency today, quoting persist1
ent reports said to have been received
this morning from the interior of
Russia. Many villages are said to be
; in flames.
From the same source it was rei
ported that great preparations were
! being made to deal with the masses of
t peasants now moving toward Moscow,
i Many trenches have been dug about
j the city and much war material, ineluding
field guns, has been installed,
l the reports say.
i Other telegrams received at Hel1
singfors reported that the Petrograd
garrison had mutinied again.
FALL OF SOVIET SEEN.
End Predicted by Intervention of
j By CiiMe to The Star ami Chicago Daily Now*.
j PARIS. France, August 3.?Under
j the terrible pressure of famine the
! Russian situation is apparently de1
veloping very fast. While on the one
i hand the American relief adtninistra
J tion and the American Red Cross arc
j rushing their leading relief organ!
izers across the ocean to prepare
j for the work of saving Russia, on
the other hand the bolshevik! announce
that they are sending a mis:
sion. headed by Maxini Gorky, to
| western Europe to plead for imrneJ
When the supreme council meets
' next Monday its first preoccupation
j probably will be with the Russian
| question, for France. Great Britain
and Italy seem disposed for both humanitarian
and political reasons to
collaborate energetically in the task
of Russian relief, which otherwise
would fall entirely upon the United
It is announced that the first Ameri
Iran food shipments for the relief of
Russia will be sent to PetrogTad, '
but considering the dilapidated condition
of the Russian railroads it is
, difficult to see how shipments there
j are well calculated to relieve the
| famine area which is in southeastern
j Although no newspapers are sa.vi
ing so openly, it is the common belief
! here that this relief intervention by
the western powers will quickly bring
about the downfall of bolshevism.
| PREDICTS BILLION CUT.
| Senator Lenroot Points to Saving
on Armaments and by Refunding-.
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.. August 3.?
Addressing the annual convention of
the Cycle Trades Association here.
United States Senator Irvine Lenroot I
of Wisconsin predicted a drop of a
! billion dollars in the operating: costs
i of the federal government. Half r.f
i this decrease, he said, would be the
result of the proposed disarmament
conference at Washington in the fall.
The chief element of the saving would
be the curtailing of naval appropriations.
A half billion dollars would flow
into the national coffers, the senator
continued, through a refunding of the
American war loans to the allies,
which now total $11,000,000,000, and
agreement with these nations that
they will ^ pay the interest annually,
amounting to a half billion dollars,
on these obligations.
EARLY ACTION ON BILL
RESTORING FREE TOLLS
President Harding has informed
Senate republican leaders, according
to information today, of his
opposition to early action on the
Borah bill to restore the free tolls
privilege to American coastwise
vessels using the Panama canal.
Mr. Harding was said to take the
- - ' -? w. i.
position inai IU avuiu O, tJuooiuic.
dispute with Great Britain and
other nations the free tolls question
should be deferred altogether
until after the approaching disarmament
conference, as discussion
of the question at this time might
create obstacles to success of the
The President also was repre|
sen ted as preferring settlement of
I the free tolls question by diplomatic
negotiations rather than by
legislation, aside from the disarmament
Senator Borah was said, however,
to be disposed to press his free toll
bills within the next few weelcfe