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Never Too Many People.
Age Balances Youth,
i Theoretical Equality.
What Rockefeller Needs.
vCopyrlabt. UU)
Dr. E. A. Rtoss says this coun
try will have 233 million people
in the year 2000, only seventy
eight years from now. The ig
norant, worried, think we shall
then be like China, overcrowded
and starving. Machinery and
science will take care of that.
There are now about 1,600,000,
000 people on earth. Under in
tensive cultivation the State of
Texas alone could feed them all.
When we have 233 million
people our great demand will
still be MORE PEOPLE?of the
right kind.
In an old English school book
bv Thomas DiLworth vou read:
"Young folks think old folks to
be fools, but old folks know
young folks to be fools." Both
statements false. Youth and
age represent balance, as do
gravitation and radio-activity.
Youth pushes ahead, age holds
back. Wisdom and folly are in
the conservatism of the old,
folly and wisdom in youth's im
petuousness. Neither knows it,
which is part of the wise plan.
All men ore created equal, is
the theory. Every day proves
we do not believe it. American
relief, helping the starving in
Austria, announces that $200,
000 have been set aside "to
feed the Intellectuals."
They are supposed to be men
tally superior to others, profes
sors and students, selected be
cause their lives are snore im
portant than the lives of infe
rior creatures. The university
kitchen will feed 700 more pro
fessors and C.OOO more students.
Theory is all very well, but it
takes generations to develop a
brain with convolutions deep
enough to be worth while, and
when you get one, to feed it is
wise?it's worth 100 others.
A New York city official at
tacks the Rockefeller group,
alleging that it seeks to lower the |
standard of education. Mr. Rocke
feller, says the learned commis
sioner in question, wants schools
to' torn out men and women of
low education, willing to work as
poorly paid wage slaves.
If that be true, "Mr. Rocke
feller" has suddenly lost his mind.
A big corporation needs employes
of exceptional ability, and cares
little what ib pays to get such
men. The so-called "wage slaves"
are always plentiful, except occa
sionally in war time. You can get
them by the million and at your
own price. But the plant that
puts out the sign "No men
wanted" always wants men of un
usual ability, at high pay, and
cannot get enough of them.
The Standard Oil Company, for
instance, hires at good pay more
able chemists today than the
whole world could have supplied
100 years ago. And John D.
Rockefeller, in his institute for
scientific research ? no profit
there?will welcome any man of
unuStfal power, pay him what he
wants and let him spend any
amount in scientific work. If the
Rockefellers are trying to dis
courage higher education, they do
not understand their own interest
?and that sounds improbable.
Ebert, President of the Ger
man Republic, is a saddle maker
by trade. The union has just
put him out, alleging that he is
the enemy of labor. A different
job makes a different man. You
see things differently from a
higher place, not always more j
accurately, but differently. The
black slave, promoted to be
overseer, with a whip in his
hand, often beat the other slaves
more brutally than the white
overseers. Those that make
greatest sacrifices to help the
poor are often those that lack
nothing. In the entire French
Revolution, for instance, no
workingman played any impor
tant or even secondary part.
Impatient radicals decided on
Saturday that they would "seize
the homes of the rich." Then
they had coffee. Before seiz
ing, they ought to send a com
mittee to Russia, where homes
of the rich have been seized
already. Miss Emma Goldman,
intelligent anarchistic lady,
could tell them there is notli- j
ing in seizing rich people's
homes. There are few of them,
and it's costly to keep them up.
Ford's purchase of the Lincoln
Motor Company for $8,000,000,
and the immediate cut of
$1,000 in the average cost of
the high-priced car, will interest
automobile men.
"To make a thing so cheap that
they come and take it away from
me," is Ford's description of his I
commercial method. His plan
in the making of a necessarily
mostly car, limited in sale pos
sibilities, will interest the busi
ness man. Few men have ever
made a success at extreme ends
of the same business. But what
others have done seems to mean
little to Ford He probably will
quote Napoleon, "I deserve no
? redit, except for not believing
the fools that said it could not
H dons," i
Fair tonight and Tuaa
day, roldw Tundar, low
Mi Irnprnturc lonifhl
about frreiiii(, mod?rnt?
WMt and northwest winds.
Love Triangle Back of Movie/and Slaying
Favors Reconciliation Between j
Vatican and State?Won
on Seventh Ballot.
ROME, Feb. 6.?Cardinal
Ratti, archbishop of Milan,
was today elected Pope of
the Roman Catholic Church,
on the seventh ballot. He
is an Italian and is under
stood to favor reconciliation
between the Vatican and the
state, although he is by no
means an extremist on this
Gray Smoke.
Throughout the morning
groat crowds had waited ex
pectantly in St. Peter's
square/ As the noon hour
drew near all eyes were
straimxl upon the Sistine
chapel chimney. Shortly
after 11:30 o'clock a thin
wisp of smoke emerged
from the chimney. There
was a hush, for the general
expectation was that it
would turn to an oily black,
the signal of no election. On
the contrary it continued a
light gray.
Shout From People.
Immediately a great shout
went up and the crowd
made a rush forward to get
as close as possible to the
balcony upon which it is the
ancient custom for the
new pontiff to appear and
bless the assembled multi
Announcement was made
that the new pontiff had
chosen the name of Pius XI,
and he will be known by
this title so long as he oc
cupies the chair of St.
Peter's. Each cardinal in
the conclave is supposed to
have chosen in his own
mind the name he will be
officially known by, so that,
in the evcnl of election, he
can mnke it known at once.
Appears on Balcony.
Shortly after 12 o'clock
the new pontiff?Pope Pius
XI, as he will be known
after he is formally crowned I
?stepped upon the Vatican'
balcony fronting St. Peter's
square. The vast crowd
which filled the fore court
knelt in reverence to receive
the papal blessing. The
Jtalinn soldiers presented
:mn? during the ceremony.
It i* customary, imme i
New Head of Roman
Catholic Church
Cardinal Ratti, Arch
bishop of Milan, Who
Will Be Pooe Pius XI.
Armament Conference Is Over
!f? f c/V*i' ivnml rnv r u
Pope Noted for Classic j
Scholarship and Daring
Mountain Climbing.
International \>\v? Smlrf. I
Risen from the ranks of the com
mon people to grace the throne of St. |
Peter as the 261st wearer of the]
golden tiara, Cardinal Achillea Kattl.j
archbishop of Milan, stands out in I
striking contrast to his predecessor,!
Pope Benedict XV, liorn a nobleman.'
A high dignitary of the Roman j
Catholic hierarchy, attached to the
Papal legation in Washington, today
recounted the events of Cardinal
Ratti'a life for International News
Service. Because of the delicate na
ture of ecclesiastical relations, the
monslgnor who told the story of the
life of the new Pontiff refuses to be
quoted directly. It may ne said, how
ever, that he Is person.illv acquainted
with the new Pope, having lnbored
with him for years In the Vatlcun
library nnd having been *n receipt of
a letter from Cardinal llutti within
the past fortnight. ?
Achilles Cardinal Ratti was horn
In Desio.. a I^ombardy suburb of
Milan, on March 31, 1857. He will
be sixty-five years old next month.
Prayed and Played.
As a parish priest of Desio. the
young prlost won distinction for his
piety and love of athletics. His j
parents were of the bourgeoise, had I
never been rich, and yet were saved
the ignominy of actual poverty.
The modest priest of Desio, predes
tined to tower above his colleagues
of the cloth, attracted the attention
of a Milanese prelate, who was
astounded at the mental agtltty and
writing ability of the then Father
Uatti, of IXslo. He was brought to
Milan and educated on a higher
plane In things ecclesiastical and i
seemed to sweep all things hefor*
IOmMm** ?a PU* Qpiuma li 1
CHICAGO. Feb. 6.?Adolph 8er
vargo. a barber, loved his mongrel
pup, Oustav, more than he loved hi*
children, so his wife. Mrs. Mary 8er
vargo, wan granted a divorce by
Judge Thomas J. L,ynch in the cir
cult court Saturday.
She testified that December 29 (>hc
sent her little bo.v. John, seven, to
the store with 70 cents to purchase
coal. Her husband took the money
and bought food for himself and the
dog. When she remonstrated, he
seized a poker and beat her into un
consciousness, she said. At thW
point, Gustav, true to his mongrel
nature, proceeded to bite the hand
that fed him. He was still hanging
on when the police arrived.
Republican members of the Senate
Finance and the House Ways und
Means Committees will meet with
President Harding at the White
House at 4 o'clock this afternoon to
discuss methotls of raining revenue
to pay a soldiers' bonus.
Having estimated that enactment
of a bonus bill as already agreed
upon will necessitate the expenditure
of approximately $800,000,000, Senate j
and House leaders now want the
President to decide how the money
should be raised.
SYDNEY, N. 8. W., Feb. While
swimming at Coogee, a seaside retort
near here, Michael Coghtan, aged
eighteen, was attacked by a shark
and both arms were almost severed.
Jack Chalmers, a returned soldier,
swam to the rescue and dragged
Coghlan from the shark's Jaws.
Others assisted Coghlan to the shore,
but he died on the beach In view of
thousands of spectators.
Woman Takes Bichloride.
Mrs. Lillian Lomax, twenty-seven ,
years old. 1321 Thirty-third street
northwest, is In Georgetown Hos
pital recovering from bichloride of1
mercury poisoning, Mrs. I>omax.
according to her husband, a street
car conductor, has been In poor
health and took a dose of the poison
yesterday afternoon when he ?ai
not at home. Mrs. t.omax Is the
mother of three children. Her con
Judge Drafts Informal Opinion
Assuring Innocent Parties Di
vorces Can Be Reopened.
(Copyright, 1112. by The Waahtagion
Tlrnn Company.)
Victims of the Alexandria di
vorce ring?men and Women who
have been sued for divorce, some
with their knowledge and others
without their knowledge or consent
--crn.have the decrces set aside
and annulled.
1.Iteration lo Follow
Thin is the opinion of Judge J. K.
M. Norton, one of Alexandria'* m-?st
prominent lawyer* and who has also
announced his opposition to a con
I tinuation of conditions that exist in
' Little Reno of the East.
The opinion was riven toy Judge
Norton at the request of The Times
which has received upward of 200
inquiries, by letter, telegram and per
son, from people who have been vic
timized In the divorce ring.
An avalanche of litigation, it Is
expected, will result from overthrow
of the Little Reno divorce mill,
after the probe has been finished.
Already litigation has been started
by some of the victims of the ring,
when they discovered that false
charges had been preferred against
May Prefer Charges.
Not only can the decree be lai<}
aside. Judge Norton declares, but
criminal prosecution can be had
against the witnesses, who made
the false depositions, and the at
torneys who were instrumental in
snu. .11 g the witnesses.
Hundreds of cases are available
where Alexandria lawyers have se
cured citizens of Little Reno to
make false affidavits for their
clients. ?
The "buck" on this question,
however. Is quickly passed by mem
bers of the divorce ring, who de
clare they have no knowledge of
the transactions between their cli
ents and the party-resident making
the affidavits.
Name Witnesses I sed.
The lawyers fall to explain, how
ever, how the name of obscure
Alexandrian's whose only fame Is
an unenviable record as deponents
in divorce cases, could appear time
and time again, as the witnesses in
their rases.
In many instances witnesses have
paid their room rent for the estab
lishing of an overnight residence
direct to the divorce lawyers, who
cpmbine the functions of their law
practice with those of a boarding
house keeper.
Bills for the room rent rendered
the clients have shown conclusively]
that the lawyers make a farce of the I
room rent idea to the extent of col
lecting the room rent themselves in
their utter disregard of the law.
In addition to the regular charge
for their services, bills and state
ments, gather by the writer, show
coifclusively that once a divorce ac
tion is started the lawyers sing the
chorus girls prayer of "money,
money, money," and the client must
pay or leiose what has already gone
inter the hopper.
At the request of The Times Judge
Norton has briefed the law of Vir
ginia, showing in a paragraph the
rights of victims of the ring, citing
a case on record where a party who
secured his divorce on false testi
mony was found guilty of bigamy,
for his second marriage.
Judge Norton's opinion is as fol
"Any divorce obtained by false
testimony can be set aside, of course.
Just like any other case of fraud.
Lb ">le for Perjury.
"Any party who testified falsely
can be prosecuted for perjury.
"One who Induces another to com
mit perjury can be punished the same
as for perjury. (On this provision,
possibilities of punishment for mem
bers of the ring, it Is declared, are
"The effect upon the marital re
lations of one who marries after a
' Police Believe Love Snarl End
ed in Death of Movie Man
in Los Angelee
Hr lnt?i?tU?I ltonk?.
j LOS ANGELES. Cal.. Feb. 6 ?
Out of a maw of eluflB, gleaned
from the stray ends of,the tanked i
skein of William Desmond Tajrlor'a I
life, detectives today are center-',
ing their imatigttbn of the film
; director'*"^order ?i information
that revolves arovf.d a triangular
' love affair, in which the ilain
man. a popular screen actress, and
1 a scion of a wealthy Eastern fam
1 ily are said to have played the
! leading; roles.
Trails l*md to I ndwworld.
Other phases of the police Investi
gation. some of which hint of
scandal. delve into the underworld,
involving drug traffickers arm other
dentins of the criminal realm. Still
other angles of the official probe of
the remarkable mystery reach out
toward the circle of stardom in the
: film industry.
The love triangle theory projected
, Itself strongly into the case today
when police announced they had
{learned that a wealthy young New
I Yorker, at one time reported en
gaged to murrv a leading actress of
the film worid. had mysteriously
(dropped from sight the day fol
J lowing the nvurder of Tsylor.
Other investigators learned that
'the actress in question was a close
' friend of the murdered man and
are proceeding on a theory that the
former fiance, discovering the close
| friendship existing between the
screen star and director, may have
been driven to commit murder by
| his rage following this revelation.
Identities Kepi Secret.
Police today refused to disclose
the identity of the two persons in
question. Announcement was mad,,
however, that investigators have
been detailed to trace the move
I rnents of the young man who
checked out of one of the leading
hotels of the city the day after the
murder and has not ben seen by
j friends since.
Police are acting on the report
i that the suspect fled to San Diego
in hopes of escaping across the
border into Tla Juana.
While thia new clue is occupying
i the Immediate attention of the score
I of officers trying to solve the mya
| terious crime, it is known that sev
| eral other persons are under sus
The exiieiw'y re'.i"cnt nnti're of
the murder man and the surpris
ing revelation of his real identity as
William Dean Tanner admittedly has
| hampered the oficers In their at
i tempt to run down the murderer.
Drug Peddler SouRlit.
One man who is being Bought by
I police la a known dope peddler, who
is said to have moved in certain sec
tions of the local motion ptoture
oolonv. Detectives state -hat their
investigation has proved that Tay
lor was not addicted to the use of
drugs in any form. But it is also
known that several of his friends
in motion picture wotk, including
one or two women, are addicts.
It Is said that Taylor shortly be
fore his death bad dltsndeJ several
'dope" parties for th? purpose of
obtaining atmosphere. Police are
giving attention to l.tis underworld
phase of their Investigation in hopes
that a tangible clue to the myiterv
might be found ifttir*.
An Intensive search still Is being
conducted for Taylor's former aecro
tary-valet, Edward F. Sands, who
disappeared some months ago, alter
he Is alleged to hav* stolen several
thousand dollars' worth of valuables
from his employer's home
As a result fo the fact that thla
man. In pawning goods Indent Ifled
as belonging to Taylor, gave the
name of William Deane Tanner
leads Investigators to believe he may
have known the slain director prior
to his disappearance from New |
York in 190S or that he was so close .
to Taylor while In his employ that 1
he learned many generally unknown I
wJenilnnari o* I'm* L Ottamoi 44 I
Following in Prettdent Hard
ing' tpetch at the closiMp se.?
non of the armament conference
Mr. Chairman and Members of the
Nearly three month* ago it waa
my privilege to utter to you sin
cerert words of welcome to "he
Qniiiil of our Republic, to sug
gest the spirit In which you were
invited, and to Intimate the at
inoaphere In which you were ask
ed to oonfer. In a very general
way. perhaps. I ventured to ex
preaa a hope for the things toward
which our aspirations led u^
Today it la my greater privilege,
and even *r*ater pleasure, to come
to make acknowledgment. It is
one of the supreme compensation"
ot life to contemplate worth
while accomplishment. ' ?
It can not he Other than seem
Iv tor me. as the only chie:*-.r sov
?rnmerit so circumstanced a? to
be able to address the conference,
to speak congratulations/ and to
Offer the thanks of our nation, our
people, perhaps. I dare volunteerjo
utter them for the world My own
gratification is beyond my capac
ity to express.
Predict* lasting Good.
This conference has wrouKh1 *
truly great achievement. It Is ha?
ardoua sometime* to speak in su
perlatives. and I will be restrained.
But I will say. with every conf
dence. that the faith plighted here
today, kept in national honor, wi.
mark the beginning of a new and
better epoch in human progress.
Stripped to the simplest fact,
what is the spectacle which h:j?
Inspired a new hope for the world
Gathered about th.s table nine
great nations of the earth?pot a.',
to be *ure. but tho?e most directly
concerned with the problems at
hand?have met and have con
ferred on questions of great Un
One concern, one problem
acing their peaceful relationship,
dne burden threatening a common
peril. In the revealing light of tha
public opinion of the world, w.th
out surrender of sovereignty, with
out impaired nationality or af
fronted national pride, a solution
has been found in unanimity, an.l
today's adjournment is marked toy
reio.cing in the thing* accom
plished If the world has hungered
for new assurance* it may feast at
the banquet which the difference
ha* apread.
Thinks People tiratlfied.
1 am sure the people of the
United State* a*e supremely
gratified, and yet there Is scant
appreciation how marvelously
you have wrought. When the
days were dragging and agree
ment* were delayed, when there
were obstacle* within and
hindrances without, few stopped
to realize that here was a confer
ence of sovereign powers where
onlv unanimous agreement could
Ik> made the rule.. Majorities
could not decide without imping
ing national rights. There were
no victors to command, no van
quished to yield. All had volun
tarily to agree in translating tlie
conscience of our civilization and
give concrete expreaalon to world
OI And vou have agreed. In spile of
all difficulties, and the agre?-mert*
are proclaimed to the world. No
new .tnndard* of national honor
have been sought, but the indict
ment* of national dishonor have
been drawn, and the world is ready
to proclaim the odiou*ne*s of
perfidy or infamy. .....
"It 1* not pretended that (he
pursuit of peace and the limita
tion* of armaments are new con
ceit* or that the conference I* a
new conception either in settle
ment of war or in writing the
conscience of International rela
tlonship. Indeed, it is not new
to have met In the realization of
war's supreme penalties. The
Hague convention* are example*
of the one. the conference of
Vienna, of Berlin, of Versailles,
are outstanding instance* of the
Hague "Defeat" C'Hed.
The convention* wore defeated
bv the antagonl*m of one strong
nower whose Indisposition to on
operate and sustain led it to one
of the supreme tragedies which
h*ve come to national eminence
Vienna and Berlin sought peace
founded on the Injustices of war
and sowed the seeds of future
Delegates Sign Treaties and
Hear President Extol Their
m, <;korgk it. nouwta
l?l-n?ll?Ml News RtrHtf.
The Washingtno conference
passed into history today at 11:15
a. m., with the echoes of its
(praise as "the greatest step in
J history toward world peace" ring
I ing in the ears of the chief figures
! in the three months' drama.
The end of the long and ardous
!grind was simple and lacking in
(the dramatic tenseness that might
? be expected to accompany such
a momentous event in tne world's
history. It was very much like
a group of tired and happy work
men laying down their tools after
the whistle had blown to signalize
the end of the day's work.
Final S.SM011 Brief.
Th?> final session was short and
extremely business-like. Signing
the five treaties was begun im
mediately after the conference
opened at 10:10 a. m,, and it was
oomph?ted In lialf an hour. Then
President Harding took the center
of the stage snd briefly bespoke
his praise and gratitude at the?
achievements of the meeting.
Th?re was a' solemn hush when
the applause that greeted his re
marks had died away. Then the
Rev. John a. Abernethy. pastor of
President Harding's Church, said
a brief benediction. asking divine
blessing on th? works of the par
I ley.
Amid the rustle and stir of the
audience that marks the end of a
prayer, boomed out the voice of
Chairman Hughes"
"The conference is adjourned sin"
Over in Hour.
And that was all. The whole
session lasted an hour and five
In the same brilliant setting thai
saw the conference open three
months ago, the world's lending
stateamen gathered this morning
about the green horseshoe table to
ratify their work.
It was a brilliant assemblage thai
saw the finale of the conference
Scattered throughout the packed gal
leries were cabinet members, justices
of the supreme court of the United
States, members of the Hou? and
Senate, und virtually the entire dip
lomatic corps of Wu<hln*'nn. The
boxes were jammed with women
llsll Killed Early.
Every seat in the great square
room was filled at 9:46, the specta
tors having been warni-d that none
could enter after that hour. The
center of the room was filled with
chattering, laughing diplomats. The
tension that marked previous ses
slons was gone, and the joy felt at
the end of the long drag was appar
ent in every face. Even the solemn
visaged, owl-like Chinese and Jap
anese Joined in the light banter and
small talk. .
Each of the delegations was greet
ed with an outburst of applause
when it entered Smiles were on
their faces. Everybody smiled, from
the clerks to the principal actors In
the conference drama. Everybody
was glad the long grind was Just
about over.
Ovation for Hughes.
There was a tremendous burst of
applause as Secretary Hughes en
tered at 10:05. It was 10:09 when
his navel fell, opening the session
He lost n? time in getting to bust
ness. At 10:10 he said he was
[ happy to announce the Shantung
| treaty h;id been signed on Saturday
?'VVe will now sign the othf
I treaties," he said. "In alphabetical
1 order?America, British Empire,
Belgium China. Franca, I tab,
Japan. KeUterkaaSa, aat

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