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Woree Than War.
Who Shot?Man or
L_By ARTHUR BRISBANE.
| Cardinal Ratti becomes Pope
under the title of Pius XI. His
i photograph shows a strong,
thoughtful face, with a high
t forehead, a most serious expres
j aion. Upon him falls a bur
den that the Dopes have car
I ried for centuries?almost two
thousand years. Their influence
f reaches into every corner of the
I earth, into ice houses In the
North, mud huts on the Equa
tor. They must understand not
tone nation, but the whole world.
And, above all, they must know
( what NOT to do.
[ This is "smile week." Had
\ you heard of it? Smiling is
, good, but, like frowning, can
I be overdone. It is always
| "smile week" - in the idiot asy
You can't smile much with
, your teeth set tight together,
and except with the teeth set
tight there is no concentrated
' thinking. Open your mouth and
i you will observe that thought
\ stops. You might remember
i that in "smile week."
When the snow melts on the
' Russian steppes, hundreds of
I thousands of skeletons?horses,
tattle, men, women and chil
' dren?will be seen. The peas
ants, wandering away from
starvation, have dropped by the
road in thousands. War is bad
enough, bat it no longer kills
women and children. They are
\ left to carrv on the race. Too
drastic government experiment,
as seen in Russia, produces the
war of hunger that spares no
A moving picture man is
?hot in California. Millions
that have seen pictures made
by him ask:
"Who shot him. man or wo
The dead man was shot in the
back, therefore a man probably
did the shooting. When women
ret ready to snoot, all caution
leaves them. They would shoot
a man from in front as quickly
as from the rear, more quick
ly, in fact, for they would want
the gentleman to know that
they were shooting. Men shoot
from calculation, women from
impulse. This is why juries
are wise in freeing women mur
derers mora often than men.
Mr. W. L. George, from Eng
| land, wrapped in a blue dress
l injr irown with red spots, tells
Chicago reporters that modern
women, "including some in Chi
cago," think that morality is
dowdv and want to be thought
Mr. George and other travel
ers, also local wise men, write
of the women, knowing nothing
about them. They see some
poor wisp of a thing in a hotel
lobby, wrapped in a fur coat,
using big, roving eyes, and they
say, "that is the girl of the
country." In reality it is the
girl of the hotel lobby. And
they don't know it.
The Washington conference
ends. The New York Times re
marks that Japan got the most
out of it. Japan did get a
good deal. She seems to have
learned from England how to
produce and train statesmen.
England did fairly well, and
did exactly what this and other
x newspaper columns said she
I would do. She organized a
' three-cornered alliance?England,
the United States, and Japan,
with France a rather sulky out
? side fourth.
Japan comes out ruler of
Asia and probably will use her
power to protect England's
gigantic Asiatic interests. The
United States appears as gen
eral underwriter and easy
mark. China got nothing. She
is used to that.
Ladies and gentlemen with
leisure discuss the question:
"Should a Married Woman
Keep Her Maiden Name?"
They ought to ask the dif
fident bridegroom of Schwab's
Told to "salute" his bride
after the ceremony, the young
man took her hand and said:
"I'm darned glad to meet you."
Marriage is meant to make
two people one, as nearly as
Each marriage, if successful,
1 is a link in the chain that helps
along civilization. It doesn't
matter much whether it is the
woman's or the man's name?
one-ness is the point. Are the
daughters to have the mothers'
names and the sons the fathers'
names. That would cause much
foolishness. It is hard enough
to make marriage a success in
the old way, without, trying
One lesson that everybody
should learn is TO SELL
WHILE YOU CAN SELL. The
Cubans held on to their sugar
too long; it nearly bankrupted
them. The farmers held on to
their grain too long; look at
In the Argentine, rattle and
grain were held back for higher
prices that "must come." They
didn't come and the Argentine
% Republic faces a dangerous
To hold goods too long is like
holding your breath too long?
you get red in the face, gain
nothing, and have to breathe
' harder afterwards.
Fair tonight and Wed
neaday, colder tonight,
lowmt temperature tonight ,
about 20 degree*, freNh
northwest winds. Teni
perature at 8 a. in., S3 de
ton ffi tnts
Published rak-?>r tvcnlDi* u? ???*??
ntrniag Kntarad u Mcond-olaM matter
at tb* PoatofflM at WaablD*ton. D C.
WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 7, 1922.
OALLaATi?aTnnca THREE CENTS EVERYWHERE.
THEATER TRUSS VARIED
FROM PUNS. JURY TOLD
Sands, Film Suspect, Located
Coroner's Jury Just
Thrilling Stories Of The
ater Collapse Recited
at Official Hearing.
Fvrmer Valet to Taylor Believ-I
" ed Barricaded in House
CARLIN. Nev., Feb. 7?No ?r
rest lias been made as yet by
Constable A. H. Iteming in re
iponw to MrKraphir instructions
from Lou Angeles to take Into
custody a nuui suspected of being
Edward P. Hands, sought In evti
nectiow with the- alajrlng of WH
liam D. Taylor.
Constable Iteming said be would
art during the day, after furtlier
investigation. The suspect in not
in CarTln, but In (now at a point
six miles distant ?.-om here. Con
stable iteming revealed.
By International New* Hfrtlcf. I
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7.?A j
nan believed to be Edward F. j
Sands, missing valet, suspected of j
;he murder of William Desmond
raylor, slain Los Angeles film
director, was reported today to
3e barricaded in a house near
Deputies Surround House.
Surrounded by deputy sheriffs
jnder the personal direction of thej
Nevada sheriff, the auspect and a !
male companion remained in their j
rooms from an early hour yester-1
lay afternoon, apparently seeking t
to escape recognition, it was be- j
Sheriff Harris told the Interna- j
tional News Service over the long
ilstance telephone today that he
would keep his men on guard and
that he probably would arrest the
murder suspect shortly.
Warrant Charges Murder.
Police here, in dispatches to the
Nevada town, state that the for
mer employe's arrest is sought on
i "felony warrant, charging mur
First intimation that the suspect
had been located in Nevada was
received late last night by long dis
tance. A telegraph warrant im
mediately was wired to the Carlin
constable with a complete descrip
tion of Sands. This was followed
by another message to Sheriff Har
ris, of Elko county, Nevada, stat
ing that the Eos Angeles police
"hold u telony warrant for murder
for E. F. Sands."
Reports here were that a man
who answered Sands' description
had appeared in Carlin a few days
after the film director had been
murdered in his Alvarado street
home. This man's actions aro said
to have aroused the suspicions of
the Carlin officers. A confederate
appeared to be with the suspect,
who remained in seclusion as much
as possible. Officers today were
awaiting word that Sands had been
taken into custody.
Rich New Yorker located.
It was learned early today that
the prominent young New Yorker,
who had been mentioned frequently
in connection with an alleged love
affair Involving the murdered man
and a film actress of the first mag
nitude, had been located in a Los
Angeles hotel. Officers rushed to
Interrogate the man, who has been
much sought by the police within
the last two days.
Following their questioning, how
pver, it was announced that the
New Yorker, scion of a wealthy
Eastern family, had presented a
complete alibi regarding his ac
tions on the night the murder was
No further police action along
this angle of investigation was
taken other than to verify the
man's alibi. Officers stated that
the theory that this man may have
had any connection with the trag
edy had been entirely ellmlnatdd
?nd then set to work on hitherto
unprobed phases of the sensational
Woman Definitely Implicated.
From various authentic sources
n high circles of the film industry
letectives today gleaned informa
tion that rciiflrins theories held
from the beginning that some
(Continued on Pago S, Column
Widow of Murdered :
Motion Picture i
Who was married to William
Cunningham Deane Tanner (Will
iam Desmond Taylor*, slain movie
director. In 1901 and divorced
him in 1912, four years after he
had mysteriously vanished. Mrs.
Robbing Is now living at Mama
roneck. N. Y., and is the wife
of the owner of Delmonlco's
Declares Tricksters Are a
Composition of Unscrupu
By HARVEY L. COBB.
(Copyright, 1922. by The Washington
Characterizing Alexandria's di
vorce ring as being a composition
of "unscrupulous persons of low
moral tone who have brought shame
and disgrace to their city,-' the Rev.
Pcrcy Foster Hall, pastor of St.
Paul's Church, Alexandria, today
declared relentless warfare on the
ring to purge Little Reno of the
East of its evil.
I-lfht Pitilessly Floods Streets.
"For Alexandria tills must he a
day of Judgment," Dr. Hall declared.
"The light is pitilessly flooding our
streets, and how is Alexandria to
purge herself from this scandal?
"WelJ-lnformed Alexandrians havo
known that their city, with all Its
honorable and beautiful ancient his
toric record, has for a long t.me been
used by light-minded people from
without, assisted by unscrupulous
persons of low moral tone from
within, to accomplish ends that ure
hostile to the welfare of the city and
"You Alexandrians know this," Dr.
Hall declared to his congregation,
"and there has been some effort to
check the evil, but it has been con
sidered nobody's business, because it
was everybody's business."
Flays Servile Press. ?
Tie local press of the Mttle Reno,
which has profited In proportion to
the divorce ring, through the publi
cation of divorce notices, carrying
thousands of dollars' worth of paid
advertising, was criticised by Dr.
Hall for its refusal to take up the
tight for law and order.
"Our local press has not made any
protest;" he said, "no mass meeting
has been called, but I repeat that,
for Alexandria, the day of judg
ment Is here.
"t'nles our city can find a way to
purge Itself from this scandal, hpw
can she hold up her head again?
Must she not forever face the world
with a confession and an apology?
"Our flourishing churches cannot
justify; your honorable history can
not justify; for the welghUer mat
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BY WALL IN
Richmond Department Trying1
To Reach Bodies?Thirty
Guests Severely Burned.
RICHMOND. Va.. Feb. 7.?
Blocked in the work of recover
ing bodies of victims in the ruins
of the Lexington Hotel, firemen
this morning were engaged in
tearing down a threatening wall
to enaWe them lit teanti 1 for
twelw to fifteen gtwata believed
to have perished in the flames.
Thirty Seriously Burned.
Thirty Injured, many with severe
burns, have filled the Virginia and
Three known 'dead have been iden
tified as H. F. Auston, of Fincaatle, |
Va.; M. J. Kox. of Wiiliamsport, Pa.,
and C. M. Thomas, sheriff of Al- ]
bemarle county, Va., originally be
lieved to have been A Johnson, of
The register of the hotel was not
saved, and authorities are without
exact Information as to the total
number of guests listed at the hotel
last n.ght. A list containing the
names of guests on Sunday has been
obtained, however, and is being used
as a basis of Identifying those being
recovered from the ruins.
The fire was one of the most dlsai
trous which had occurred in the
State of Virginia In a score of years.
The origin of the fife had not
been determined this morning, and
police expressed the belief that it
would be impossible to learn the
cause of the blaze. The first alarm
was turned in by a night clerk of
the hotel shortly after 4 o'clock.
The flames were spreading rapidly
when firemen arrived, and men and
women who were asleep In the
hotel rose terrified from their
beds to find the blaze about them.
The hotel was a five-story brie*
building, located at Twelfth and
Maine streets, and had 250 rooms..
Po"ce estimated the damage at
The injured Include: ?
William O. Bailey, New York city,
severely burned about hands and
William P. Little, Portsmouth, Va.,
broken leg. ?
Paul Bigone, New York city, frac
Extends to Buildings.
Austin, one of the dead, had been
in Richmond to attend the execution
this morning of Edmund Thompson,
cdlored youth, sentenced to death for
implication in the killing of a relative
of Austin in Fincastle.
The blaze damaged adjoining build
ings, including the Savings Bank of
Richmond, the Branch Cavell Com
pany, brokers, and the Co-operative
Produce Exchange, located in the
rear of the hotel.
The Lexington was one of the
last of the old hotels of Richmond,
being a four-story structure of old
fashioned design, built in the '80's.
NAVY BUDGET SLASH TO
BE HARDING DINNER TOPIC
Plans to cut naval appropriations
commensurately with the reduction
in naval forces agreed upon in the
armament conference will be launch
ed at another White House dinner to
Republican leaders of Congress
and members of the naval and steer
ing committees will be the guests of
the President and discuss ways and
means of effecting the saving that
now appears possible as a result of
the conference decisions. The gen
eral legislat.ve situation also will be
HUSBAND HER UNCLE;
SYRACUSE, N. Y? Feb. 7.?Mrs.
Teresa Oliver yesterday was granted
an annulment of her irdarriage ,to
Alexander J. Oliver, a railroad em
ploye, when sh? proved that he
was her uncle.
Custody of the two children was
KISS HIS feet
Pius XI Introduces Democracy
at Vatican, Banning An
ROME, Feb. 7.?Pope PJux \l,
who comes from the ranks of the
"common people," Is very demo
cratic in hK behavior. According
to the newspaper II Me?sacero to
day, the new pontiff refused to
permit the Cardinals to kneel and
kiss his fift when they approach
ed him to pay their respects after
By FRANK E. MASON,
International Nmi HfrtUt,
ROMK, Feb. 7.?Pop? Plus XI will
not only continue the policy of the
late Pope Benedict XV for reconcilia
tion between the Vatican and the
Italian state, but also will lend the
powerful assistance of the pai?acy
toward the reconstruction of war
torn Europe, It was learned today
from an authoritative source.
That the selection of tho former
archbishop of Milan for the chair
of St. Peter was a popular one is
attested by the flood of congratu
latory messages that are pouring
into the VaUcan from all parts of the
The coronation will take plane on
Sunday, it being the tradition of the
Roman church to conduct the coro
nation on the first holiday following
the papal elecUon in the conclave of
Tho cercmonics will take place in
St. Peter's and the Sistine chapel.
There was keen disappointment
that Cardinal O'Connell, of Boston,
arrived just too late to participate In
the final ballot of the conclave. The
American cardinal entered the con
clave at 2:40 o'clock Monday after
noon and was received by Cardinal
Oasparrl. Tho conclave was not
officially dissolved until 4 o'clock in
It was reported by the newspaper
La Tribuna that Cardinal O'Connell
brought $2,000,000, representing
American contributions to St.
Cardinal Daugherty. of Philadel
phia, and Cardinal Begin, of Quebec,
are due on Friday. They will be In
time to take part In the coronation
Cardinal Oasparri has been reap
pointed papal secretary of state. He
has been regarded as the chief leader
of the so-called "peace party" in the
Sacred College, which desires recon
?iH?Hah with Ik* Oiilrtnal
REGINALD W. GEARE.
RUG SKIRTS DECREED
FOR SPRING FASHIOIS
CHICAGO, Feb. 7.?The Womcn'i
Apparel Association, which opened
its annual exhihiton here yesterday
is launching the rug skirt as on<
of the new spring features. It is ol
dashing plaids and stripes.
There are strange things at th?
fashion show?things that would
surprise grandma. Silks and satlm
have abdicated in favor of calico
milady dons a knitted frock with ?
skirt exactly like grandma's olc
knitted petticoat, and thinks she ii
all dressed up; then she exchange!
that demure garment for one wit*
a cape like a toreador's, and swanks
forth to tea.
NEW DEFINITION OF FOOL
IS FURNISHED BY JUDGE
ALLENTOWN, Pa.. Feb. 7.?'Th?
man who gives his wife his pay en
velope is a fool," Judge Clinton A
Oroman proclaimed in domestic re
latlons court here yesternaj, thui
establishing a new code in botn<
Mrs. Mattle Weaver, of Catasau
qua, had her husl>and arretted on a
charge of nonsupport, the burden ol
her complaint being that the bread
winner of the family, while regular
ly turning over his pay, did not
always account for even* penny
Judge Groman then laid down blf
doctritoe and allowed friend wife $!
TORIES STUDY CHANCES
AGAINST LLOYD GEORGE
LONDON. Feb. 7.?The Conserva
tlve (Tory) talnlsters are conducting
a Merles of conferences to decldc
whether or not to attempt to foro?
Premier Lloyd George's resignation
by a concerted attack in the pren
ent session of parliament, the Dailj
Mirror stated today.
The Unionists, In the event they
decide upon action, would replac<
the coalition government with ?
ouu?ervaUv? mi alitor U euooeeeTul
?Pbolo by Time? Staff Photo*r?ph?r
Upper row. left to right: Dr.
Ribert E. Martyn. deputy coro
ner, 1332 Massachusetts avenue
northwest; H. D. F. Long, 3360
Eighteenth street northwest; Dr.
J. Ramsay Nevitt, Coroner: C. J.
Gilbert, 1334 New York avenue
northwest, and W. W. Riley, 221
Eleventh street southwest.
Lower, left to right: M. W.
Kelly, Washington Gas Light
Company; M. A. Winter, Winter
building, and R. C. Brown.
! TO GIVE SENATE
| TREATIES SOON
I Friends Urge President Per
sonally to Present Pacts to
By International New* Sen Ice.
President Harding "hopes" to be
I able to send the six main treaties
I that emerged from the arms con- j
ference to the Senate the last of this
j week, It was said today by Senator
Lodge, the majority lender, after a
conference with the Executive at
the White House.
The members of the American
delegation are now engaged in
formulating tbeir report to the
President. This report will contain
the treaties themselves, and they
hoiie to have it in the President's
hands by Thursday.
The President has not yet decided
whether he will transmit the docu
ments to the Senate in person. Some
friends of the President have urged
him to do so. arguing that it would
make the course of ratification
easier if the Executive faced the
treaty foes in presenting them.
It was reiterated at the White
House and by Senator Lodge that no
"serious" fight is in prospect on
SMUTS~FAILS TO END
LONDON, Feb. 7.?The confor-'
ence between Premier Jan Chris-1
tian Smuts, of South Africa, and
the strikers at Johanensburg has
failed to end the dispute, said \
Renter dispatch froni Johann/h
'The strike was originally called
on the Rand, the great milling
area in South Africa, but spread
from there to the city of Johannes
burg. The trouble arose over
wages and working hours.
It Is estimated that the strike is
costing more than $1,000,000 a day.
MADAME CURIE To aE
MADE ACADEMY MEMBER
PARIS. Feb. 7.?As there were no
opposition candidates, It was believed
that Mme. Curie, co-discoverer of
radium, would be unanimously elect
ed a member of the Academy of
Modlfllmt UUa alurnooa. j
). C. Engineer-Computer De
clares Inspection at Fault in
Plana of the Knickerbocker
Theater submitted tb and ap
>roved by the District building
nspector's office do not agree
vith the actual construction, and
in invsetigation now in progresa
;howK several discrepancies in
onstruction. ' .
This was the testimony of Rob
?rt lL Davis, engineer and com
pter for the Diirtriet. *'ho *??
>ne of the star witnesses this
norning when Dr. J. Ramsay
Levitt opened the coroner s in
}uest in the board room of the
"My office has checked the plar".
ind we have found that the trusses
ire of a different height than thoae
?ailed for and some of the membe.s
ire different from thoae in the plans,
Davis cited to the coroners Jury
teveral instances in which discrepan
ces were found. He cited in particu
ar that the main truss differed nine
nches from that provided for in the
In his teslmony, however, Davis
lid not advance the opinion that
hese discrepancies may have caused
he cave-in of the theater roof.
Davis, who for the past we^k has
>een engaged in a close inspetclon of
he plans, told the committee he hod
lot yet formed an opinion as to what
;aused the collapse.
"I have found several weak spots
n the construction of the Knicker
x>sker, but as yet there is not one of
hese weak spots on which I can lay
ny hands and say that it caused the
?oof collapse," he testified.
Inspection At Fault.
Dr. Nevttt and Major Peyton Gor
lon. United States District Attorney,
who sat at Nevltt's side during the
?jearlng. questioned Davis as 40 the
nspection of the building, and
whether the differences in the plans
ind actual construction should have
seon discovered by an Inspector.
"With adequate Inspection these
Hscrepancles should have been
lound." declared Davis.
Davis said that when the plan#
vere submitted there were no actual
llmenslons given for the structural
work. This made tt necessary, he
Kiid. for the dimensions to be de
:ermlned from the scales.
"In scaling and checking up
round discrepancies." said Davis.
He farther testified that It was
inusuHl for a permit to be Issued
vhen the dimensions of the structural
*ork had not been submitted. I e
;ave further information as to how
permits were granted and how In
ipfcctlons were made.
J. K. Donaldson, an iron worker
for more than thirty years, of 106.1
Potomac street, who worked on Ine
Knickerbocker Theater during its
?ourse of construction, declared thai
felt certain that beams were
jlaced In the building without suf
"Two beams that were placed
>ver the stage each had but a two
nch hold in tlw wall," testified
Donaldson. "At the time I told a
'ellow workman that just as soon
is I got my money that I intended
le/er lo return to work on the
" 'Why,' he asked. I told him
hat t felt that those beams would
ear the wall down." Donaldson
mid that later In the day he wan
aken off the Job. given his money
ind told his services no longer were
1 ended. Donaldson told the coroner's
lury that a man named Wallace.
>ne of th?) foremen, had laughed
it hlrtY when he had stated he
'eared the beams and walls would
The unseating of the main truss
itipport of the roof from its lintel in
he Columbia road wall of the theater
vns responsible for the disaster, ac
cording to testimony by Major Cary
1. Drown, of the United States en
tlneer corps, and Assistant Engineer
Commissioner of the District.
"But Just what caused the msln
russ to become unseated from the
Intel T am unable to say." corr
Inued Major Brown. "I have formed
,0 opinion as to what caused the
russ leaving U?e lintel. 1 4* Hi