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I m =^ .^..u-.~>.?~ WASHINGTON. D. C.. THURSDAY. MAY 12. 1921. -SIXTEEN PAGES -ggySSwS1 " ONE CENT
Eft ATE PASSES
lARIFF BUI BY
153 TO 28 VOTES
Rejects All Changes ij
Emergency Act as
DYE MONOPOLY IDEJ
Moses Only Republicai
With the Republican organ 12atin
demonstrating Its power to functioi
effectually, the emergency tariff bil
was passed by the Senate yesterda;
as an administration measure by >
vote 0/ 63 to 28.
Supporting the bill on the fina
roll call were 56 Republicans and
Democrats?Broussard and Ransdel!
of Louiainaa; Sheppard. of Texas
Jones, of New Mexico; Myers, o
Montana; Pittman. of Nevada, ant
Kendrick. of Wyomfcig. The opposi
tion consisted of a lone Republican
Moses of New Hampshire, and 2'
Senator Penrose, chairman of th'
Finance Committee, gave warnlnj
of the advent of the steam rolle
several days ago when be announce*
that'all amendments not approve*
by the committee mould be defeate<
by the majority. The solidarity o
the Republicans on this measure 1
deemed prophetic of harmony in put
ting through the permanent taril
bill in the next four or five month!
Moses Beaten in Dye Fight,
Senator Moses loat his figh
against the provision continuing th
War Trade Board control of dye im
ports, for the motion to strike i
out failed by a vote of 62 to 25. Th
only Republicans supporting Mose
were Smoot, Keyes. Kenyon, Bora
and La Follette. Senators King an
Hitchcock. Democrats. vigorousl
assailed the "infamous dye monopo
ly," which they agreed with Mose
would be perpetuated by the provi
si?-n of the bill.
"I cannot do otherwise than ex
pri?ss my keen disappointment a
the action of some of the Democrat
in giving support to this infamou
.monopoly, which has got the Amer
fcan people by the throat,- said Sen
ator King. "The Senator frot
Pennsylvania (Mr. Knox), who la re
sponsible for thtx amtndmert. Just I
feld it by taking refuge behind th
dead bodies of our soldiers. W
not only have a dye monopoly, bu
under the amendmen't adopted noi
we propose to Inject more legists
tion into the future."
Aero Amendment Falls.
Senator King declared he will of
fer a resolution for an investigatioi
of "the dye monopoly and the influ
ences back of it which have securethis
and other legislation."
The amendment offered by Seaato
New of Indiana to prevent dumpin;
of British airplanes in this countr
was rejected by a vote of 64 to 1<
after Senator Penrose had informe<
the 8enate that the Finance Com
mlttee had rejected the amendmen
on the ground that it would be "in
defensible" to take such means t
promote an aeroplane industry li
Other amendments rejected in
eluded one by Senator Jones, o
New Mexico, for a duty of 5 cent
a pound and 15 per cent ad valorer
on hides, which are now on the fre
list and are not covered by th
*rnar|fcncy bill: one by Senato
JVaifiMrhuysen of New Jersey, Re
publican, to exempt from duty woo
purchased abroad prior to April 1
and several offered by Democrat
relating to th#? anti-dumping pro
Follows Committer Report.
Tho bill, a* it goes to conference
is exactly as reported from the Sen
aw Finance Committee. It Include
tfca emergency tariff provisions Im
posing duties on agricultural prod
nets exactly as passed by C?ngres
fast session and vetoed by forme
President WUson. anti-dumping pro
fsfons designed to prov'J*- for ad
dftlonal duties when foreign good
ara brought In at price* below th
home market value, a provision tha
ad valorem duties shall be assesses
on the expo* valt? In the forelgi
country. 0r the home market value
whichever ia higher, and the pro
vision extending the embargo att<
license control of dye Imports whic!
woul?k lapse upon the adoption o
the Knox peace resolution.
Protests against proposed dutle
on lumber h^ve caused a modifica
ti?n of the rates by a subcommit
tee of th? House Ways and Mean
Committee. All the details hav.
ot yet b?*n definitely decided, bu
prospects now are that when th<
bill cdmes from the committee 1
will contain duties on spruce an<
fir. but none on pine and othe
kinds of ordinary lumber.
Rxpeota Rsose Hl?pHBll
The legislation Just passed bv th.
?n the statute book:
* minimum delay, according
to the plans of leaders in bot?
- . " ,ronf" out In con
R8pr?nt?tlT> Tounj 01
' L"rhar**et th* >?
?mber. expect, th.
Senate alterations in the bill wll
.? I--*"..'' ^m'4 to protect
WMnpetltlon. It Impo,,, h??vr du
M o? " agricultural producta ,,
witH a n" tOT ,lT Ol
Mtid *?? ? taw I, en
Jap Prince RrdesWith Wale*
LO.VDOK, May ll?The
?"iTrrn.i. ^r rr^' ,B "**' today
with the Prince of Wales
Buckingham Palac, to Onlld Hall
*k,r? he received an addreaa o(
'rem th. Lord ia^ ?J
Uwidon. The building was ablaze
T , color and crowded with
***???. Midler., mt
By The Heral
! Expressions of Praise ar
From AH Parts of
Washington reacted to The Herald's /
to confirm the most optimistic hoi
gratuiations and rentwed pledges
section of the city.
[ The Herald's action toward the re-e
^ tions was outlined in the followinj
PLEDGING ample resource
manently as Washington':
agement has fixed its per
prewar level of?
ONE CENT DAILY :
Forty Cento Per M
n A proportionate extension of su
n ited, of course, to all paid ii
1 The Herald recognizes the univ<
' Manufacturers, merchants *
voluntarily accepted reduce
j ? effort to stabilize conditions
, its share in the "retum to I
l_ Its action is proof of its purpo
duction of a Superior News
f the fact that?
i THE HERALD i$ EVER1
Such a paper most ably render:
' The Herald is dedicated. It:
e sensation of News?its Strej
* Utterances. These have broi
[ and gratifying growth withii
il that this newspaper has wor
1 The Herald treasures that confi<
, it, this newspaper has set i
betterment and expansion.
The Herald's Resources, Abilitu
ties that its performance wi
i U. S. AND TEUTON
s MAY SU IN NEW
: ALUED SESSION
* Council to Plan Method
* Of Debt Payment Soon,
n Reports Indie te.
e (Sp?eUl Cable to Th, Wuhinrton K?r*14
e ui Chios* Tribuo*.)
1 By HKNRY WALBI.
* PARIS. May 11.?,Jt. Is declared
' here that another conference of the
allied supreme council will be called
" before June 1. at which both the
" United "States ami Germany will be
a represented, for discussion of mean*
for securing reparations payments,
r which Germany promises to meet.
* and also to dispose of the Upper
I. Sileslan problem.
i It Is believed the conference will
" be held either in Belgium or in
1 Italy. Premier Giolitti is said to
0 be particularly anxious to have the
n conference held in Italy, as he will
not be able to attend otherwise, and |
j he wishes to meet Premier Briand I
s and Prime Minister L.loyd George
* AmeriAn participation in the sup
; preme council's deliberations is exr
j pm.tfd to aid materially in clarifying
the many problems that face it.
1 The French press generally wel.
comes Dr. Wirth's acceptance of the
B reparations ultimatum, but demands
that the government keep the 19ii*
class mobilised until the 1931 class
completes its military training, so
that immediate action will be pvt.
!. sible if Germany fails to execute its
* The six divisions which are now
- massed in the Dusseldorf region
- will remain thsre temporarily, but
* they will be drawn back after Gerr
many pays Us (lrst 1.000.000.000
_ gold marks, when Dusseldorf will
_ be evacuated and the French will
? i withdraw to the Rhine, as the Verp
sallies treaty provides.
t j (Copyright, 1*1.)
n Arrest Two Suspected
Of Bombing Hines' Home
h CHICAGO. May 11?Police today |
f arrested two men suspected of complicity
in the bombing of the home
s of Edward Hines. millionaire lum- ?
_ berman. Frank Viowijiski, 35, is J
. being held at the Evanston police
B station, and Herman Frank. 56, was 1
e sent to the Psychopathic Hospital
t for observation. 1
The explosion occurred while Mr. )
t Hines and members of his family <
a were in the house. The bomb, i
loaded with dynamite, was defec- ]
tlve, and was split in some way so |
that it broke before the main charge 1
of dynamite exploded. The porch
k of the house was wrecked.
i Frank, according to the police, has j
X been annoying the Hines family \
i for some time; the other suspect
had been seen loitering about the t
[ Alice Blue Gown Shrinks;
; Then Hubby Slaps Wife
CHICAGO. May 11.?The tale of
t a little blue dress and an Inexpert
I tubbing given it helped win a dl _
vorce decree and $24,000 lump ali>
mony today for Mrs. Margaret
f MoUtor Cory from Marcus Maurice
Cory, a wealthy Wisconsin manufacturer.
"The dress was lust a cheap little
, thing and I fried to wash 1? myself."
, Mrs. Cory told the court "But it
shrunk. It was clear up to my
knees and I couldn't wear It. Then
' my husband slapped me and said |
that my extravagance was ruining
In her bill for divorce Mrs. Cory
also accused her husband of being
too friendly with other women, but
her testimony today was a recital
of crualtiea suffered at kia haivls.
ord Is Struck
d'? Cut in Price
id Admiration Received
the City Following
f One Cent Rate.
rice reduction yesterday t* a manner
>ei of the management. Hearty conof
support were received from every
stoblishment of normal price condij
announcement, which seems worthy
% to maintain The Herald peri
Beat Morning Paper, its man-copy
sales price St the normal
THREE CENTS SUNDAY
ontk, By Carrier
bscription period will be credi
advance subscribers. ,
srsal trend toward lower prices,
and many, labor groups have
d revenues in a praiseworthy
l The Herald proposes to do
se. Its leadership in the propaper
at One Cent accentuates
> Public Service. And to that
t aims are reflected in its Clean,
a Accurate and Complete Prength
and Saneness in Editorial
ight The Herald a remarkable
l the year?conclusive evidence
i the confidence of Washington. ..
lence. To increasingly deserve
tself to a program of constant
:s and Desires are the guaranill
measure up to its pledge.
MASONS LAY ASIDE
Pays Tribute to Firs!
President; Pledge Support
A/ter pledging: support to the
President and his administration,
and paying tribute to the country's
first President by placing a wreath
upon his tomb, the delegates to the
sixteenth aanual convention of the
National League of Masonic Clubs
last night put aside seriousness and
participated in a "carnival of the
jesters" in the auditorium of Central
Members of the local clubs and
delegates from all parts of the
country crowded the spacious auditorium
and participated in a program
of music, drills and vaudeville
Preiildeat Becomes "Propket."
Previous to the entertainment C.
P. Boss, monarch of Kallipolis
Grotto, announced that President
Harding had yesterday bccome a
"prophet" of Kallipolis Grotto. No.
15. Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets
of the Enchanted Realm.
After taking the obligations and
having- the history of the order explained
the President was presented
with a gold life-membership
card, a fez and buttons. The commit^e
of presentaion was composed
of Edward S. Schmid. past
grand monarch of the prophets; E.
E. Libbey, grand venerable prophet,
secretary and past monarch of the
Grotto; C. P. Boss, monarch of the
Grotto, and W. W. Jermaine. past
grandmaster of the Masons of the
Pay Tribute to Flnit PmMeat.
Nearly all of the 15.000 Masons attending
the convention journeyed to
the tomb of George Washington, at
Mount Vernon, to pay respect to the
memory of the nation's first President.
who was a member of the
National officers, surrounded by
the delegates to the convention, paid
mute tribute .to the memory of the
'Cather of His Country" by placing n
large wreath upon, the comb. J. C.
Slingsby, president of the National
League of Masonic Clubs, cpoke
briefly of the Masonic affiliations
of the flrst President of the United
Although there was some objection
on the ground that the matter
was political and should not be
brought into the lodge, resolutions
pledging the support of the Masonic
Drder to the President and his administration
and urging the sons of
Masons to attend the citizen*' training
camps, were adopted during the
business session yesterday morning.
Drills by the Kallipolis Grotto
team, captained by Charles Shackelford.
and the Almas team, captained
t>y Edward C- Dutton. with exhibitions
by the Almas Drum Corps and
the Almas Oriental Band achied much
CONTINUED ON PACK FOUR.
THE HER A LP
Tatar will b? la?4 as (attested
Editorial race ?
Society Pas* T
Khurttl News... .Pace* tt-10
Tk? Weatber Pace 1*
Tkf Gampa Pace 1?
Coaceaa Caleatar... . Pace IT
Borrow r? HasbaadM. race 18
Paces af ClasslCed
Ada la Sews* Meg*?.
Mme. Curie Gets D
Fright at Roar
of Metropolis J
Here to Receive Gift
XftW YORK. May 11?Mme.
Carle. eo verrr of radlui
aad the w?rM'i fof?t wamsa
Mleatlat, U a little, timid, grayhaired
woman. at homr la a laboratory
BToplBK lata atMu'aad
ions, bat aaaxd by the roar- D
( a world of Now York. Sbe '
taair a? frow her stateroom to- ^
day to face tbe mo?t embaras-sIbk
Hltaatloa of her career. Sbe
bad to meet me newspapermen.
She was shy, scared, and weak. P
Sbe told la ber tired voice
what sbe planned to do wltb tbe
Kram of radlam America will
dive ber. It will be devoted to
research In cancer disease.
With ber were ber two daughters,
brimming over with fnn
and life. Eve la IS years old, '
st adyta a to be a freit plaalate. on
Irene Is 20. a ad already Mme. m,
forte's laboratory asalatant. .
They have none of their mother's
"fray" personality. Bve pn
aad Ireae are voiai to fcave a
lot of faa la America. ^
OLD SOLDIER NEAR =
TEARS AT HOUSE "
BERGDOLL INQUIRY ?
i Sergeant O'Hare Relates
How Slacker Escaped
In Philadelphia. ?
A guileless irmy .sergeant, John ta1
O'Hare, twenty-three year* in tne qj,
service, faced the House lnvestiprating
Committee yesterdaw an<l
told how he had been hoodwinked
I into letting Orover Cleveland Berg- bj>
doll, the millionaire draft slacker. ,
| slip from his jrrasp and escape Into ltfl
i Sergt. QTHare and a fellow sot- th
dier. Sergt. York, were detailed to
I guard Bergdoll when th? slacker,
under authority of the War Department,
set out from Fort Jay, N. T.. ov
? to locate the $100,000 pot of gold he
in the mountain* near Hagerstown. *n
At first he thought he was taking
Bergdoll to Philadelphia to attend
the trial of hla mother. Mrs. orj
Emma C. Bergdoll. He permitted pa
himself to he guided entirely by Jc'*
the instructions of the late D. Clar- j co'
ence Gibboney, Bergdoll's attorney,
who met him at the North Phila- gr
delphia station. 1
On Verie of Tears. cfJ
The sergeant's voice broke and '
he appeared to be on the verge na
of tears as he exclaimed: th<
"Upon my word. I thought the job \
was on the straight. I never pu
thought there was anything wronc. ]
I didn't know whether I was sroing m<
to be gone a day or three \^eeks." r#>,
Col. John E. Hunt, commandant at un
Fort Jay while BergdolV was im- i <
prisoned there, spent several hours! C|e
on the stand again yesterday under an
a merciless cross-examination by m|
Representative Johnson, of Ken- m
tucky. Representative Johnson re- th<
newed his charges that the eourmartial
trial of Col. Hunt had been
"a whitewash" in which the officer <
who prosecuted Hunt, participated, to
Hunt insisted that the prosecuting efT
officer was not a friend of his and *'*1
that tje had prosecuted the case vig- trc
Wescott To Testify. ^
Judge Wescott, prominent New <jit
Jersey politician, who nominated m<t
Woodrow Wilson at the Baltimore pia
convention in 1912. is slated to re- Jnj
sume the stand today, according to ?]
announcement by Chairman Peters.
Judge Wescott wants to reply to ^
some of the testimony of Gen. An- \t
sell. Another witness scheduled to
take the stand today is James E un
Ttomi#?:. confidential adviser of the th,
Bergdoll family, who was present in
the house when Bergdoll made his
Mrs. Bergdoll will be heard tomorrow
according to present plans.
Sergt O'Hare related how Col.
Hunt had called him to the com- a
mandant's office and detailed hiqi to Br
guard Bergdoll on the gold hunting 1>r
expedition. ( *1?
"The only orders I got were to thl
ko with Bergdoll to Philadelphia vi*
and meet Mr. Gibbon'ey,'* said O'Hare. 8tl
"Then"my orders were to come from
Gibboney. I had no traveling orders de'
of any kind." 1
The sergeant said he asked Col. thi
Hunt whether he should handcuff cai
the prisoner. The colonel, he said, bu
replied that handcuffs "would be ha
too conspicuous." in
Clad In Uniform. trf
He stated also that Bergdoll was
clad In a regular infantry uniform
and bore no insignia to distinguish
him as a convicted slacker. ?
O'Hare testified how, instead of
proceeding to Hagerstown, the party
jrot off at North Philadelphia, placed
itself under the directions of Gibboney.
and took tip quarters at the
Bergdoll home. They spent the afternoon
automobilinc: through the
parks and the# evening at a burlesque
show. On the afternoon of
the next day, Bergdoll obtained permission
to go to the bathroom and
while the sergeant sat watching the
^oor he quietly slipped out of aa
entrance and made his getaway. N
Church to Hold Novena
In Honor of Saint Rita
A novrnt In honor of St. Rita of
Cascla will be?rln at 8t. Martin's Roman
Catholic Church. North Capitol
and T streets northw.it. at 7:30
'o'clock tonight. The novena,
which yearly attracts hundreds to
the chusch. Is on, of the biggest >
spec!,! services held annually by
St. Martin's. ?
Sermons will be preached every
evening by Rev. Euffena A. Han-J
nan. pastor of the church. I Li"
ECINS ACTION l
ig Problems Face Special
WILL BE OPPOSED
lan to Combine Army
And Navy One of
Actual work is now under way
the most drastic attempt ever
ide to reorganise the administrate
branch of the American *govnment
Among the problems in revolu.
nizing the business of govern>nt
Is the proposed creation of a
partraent of national defense to
ibrace both the army and navy
As the special Joint Congressional
mmittee begins its work today,
r idea of combining the army
d navy under one directing head
shown to still be a live question,
th in Congressional quarters and
the executive end of the avenue.
Barked by President.
The movement for readjusting
vernment administration has the
eking of President Harding, who
s appointed a personal representee,
Walter F. Brown, of Toledo,
ilo. to co-operate with the legistlve
commission. The commission
headed by Senator Smoot. of Utah,
d Representative Reavis, of Neaska.
The commission today will hold
i flrst meeting since the appoint?nt
of the President's representar*?.
The wide scope of the underking
is indicated by the object of <
e meeting, which will be devoted ,
perfecting an organization for
ndling the work of governmental
erhauling. Special personnel will (
employed, offices will be opened
d the commission will "dig in" ,
r a Job which probably will re- ^
Ire months to consummate.
The draft for the proposed raganlsation
will cover evsry da- J
rtraent in the government. effl- 1
>ncy experts will be consulted,
sts of operation will be floured 1
d in the end legislation will be !
epared for submission to Con- !
Projects to be considered by the
vamping" committee will in- >
rhe creation of a department of
tional defense to embrace both '
? army and navy depsrtments. ?
Establishment of a department of :
Unification of all the govern
nf's secret service Into a butt]
of Investigation to be placed
der the Department of Justice.
The placing of independent agen s
such as the Shipping Board
d the Interstate Commerce Comssion.
under one of the ga??v??rn?nt
departments. In this instance
? Departmant of Commerce.
Controveroy Held Likely.
Dther proposed changes intended f
avoid the present duplication of!
ort in different departments, are j
pected to arouse widespread con versy.
is predicted, will be loath to requish
any of their functions j
ilch have been established by "tra- j
ion of the service." and governnt
employes are expected to disiy
equal reluctance in surrenderc
rh? difficulty of the reorganizan
task is illustrated by the prosal
to unify the secret service, j
present there are three separate
inch es of "investigation work"
der the Treasury Department,
?re are postal inspectors under
i Po8toffice Department and there
a full corps of operatives in the
partment of Justice.
Gen. Sawyfra Plan Opposed.
Mready difference of opinion has
sen over the President's plan for
department of public welfare,
ig. Gen. Sawyer, representing the .
esident, urged before a Congres-''
nal committee Wednesday that I
s department Include the new dllion
of education, but he met
ong opposition from elements
to are working for a separ/ite
partment of education.
tt has been made plain already
it the proposed reorganization
nnot be covered by one measure,
t that a number of bills will
ve to* be prepared for Congress
order to effect the complete al ation.
^ Washington's Fastest <
"In the Mai
By Milton F
th's a I
*1 f J
In Next Suna
One of Most Brilliant
Known in W&shingtc
American Union 1
An European court (unction would
be marked by little nrore pomp and
ceremony than waa the i
tendered by the Arabaaaadora. Ministers.
and charges d'affaires of the i
republics of America last evening at j
the Pan American Union In honor
of the President of the United States
and Mrs. Hardin*, one of the most
stately and beautiful functions ever
given 1 nth? Capital.
A brilliant company of about 1.300
people or more, including the entire
Diplomatic Corps, all of the
members of the Cabinet, of the Supreme
Court. Gen. Pershing. t,he
members of the Senate and the
leaders In the House of Representatives.
and the social elect from several
cities, was greeted at the head
of the big north stairway by one
of two receiving lines, in that line
were the Minister of Cuba and Mm..
Cespedes. the Minister of Ecuador
and Mme. ElUalde, the Minister of
Colombia and Mme. Orueta. the Minister
of Uruguay and Mme Varela,
the Minister of Costa Rica and Mme
Beeche. the Minister of Guatemala
and Mme. Blanch!, the Miniater of
the Dominican Republic and Mme
Joubert. the Minister of Nicaragua
and Mme. Cesar, the Minister of
Haiti and M?e. Blanchet, and the
Charge d'Affalres of Honduras and
Second Receiving Mae.
The other receiving line stood at
the head of the south stairway to
receive the Vice President and Mrs.
Coolidge. the Ambasaadora. Ministers
and charges d'affaires of countries
other than the republics of
America, the members of the Cabinet,
the Chief Justice and associate
Justices of the Supreme Court
and other high officials and their,
ladles. This receiving line was
Farmers of the country will receive
dally market reporta by rarllophonea.
If an experiment to be
made by the Department of Agriculture
at Pittsburgh this week. Is successful.
In its experiment the department
will give farmers living within a
few hundred miles of Pittsburgh,
who have the necessary radiophone
apparatus, complete reports of market
conditions and prices tmmedlatelg_?ft?r
the <7loae of the markets
The service will be extended
throughout 'he country If found
practical. and will supplement the
tending pf agricultural market reports
by wireless telegraph. Dally
radio reports now are being sent
rro? Omaha. St. Louis. Waslngton
nnd Beliefonte. Pa., and are received
by wireless operators In twenty-two
rentral and Eastern States. These
operators Immediately relay the
news to farmers, shipping associations.
distributers of farm products
SAYS TOD SLATED
FOR WALUS' POST
NEW TORK. May 11.?Charles D.
Rilles. Repblican national committeeman,
announced this afternoon
that President HardinK will
appoint Robert E Tod. a financier
nf .Chicago and New York as United
States Commissioner of immigration.
to succeed Frederick Wallls.
Mr Tod Is a nephew of the late
John S Kennedy, who died two
cears ago leaving an estate of $70.1100.000.
Mr. Tod was bom in Oiaagow
In IS** and came to this country
In 1884. He entered business In
rhlrago in 1*37 and built the Belt
Railroad around Chicago He founded
the city of East Chicago and
Indiana Harbor. In U1J Mr. Tod
-ame to New York and entered the
hank Arm of .1. Kennedy. Tod and
Company. He retired from active
business Ave years ago to become;
Ihe executor and trustee of his;
SLA YER OF HAMON j
GETS ESTATE SLICE
LOS ANOELES. May 11.?A settlement
of $10,000 from the $*.000.000
estate of the late Jake L. |
Ramon has been accepted by his acquitted
slayer. Clara Smith Hamon.
It was made known here today.
Hamon's widow. It was said today,
had agreed to a settlement of
110.000 If this was found agreeable
to the younger woman.
Miss Hamon Indicated that ahe
was in need of funds in view of
the heavy cost of her trial. She also
needs funds with which to complete
the plans for the filming^ her life
story, she declares, although the
majority of the expense is to be
borne by her financial backera.
j rowing Newspzv*1- _
BLUE RIBBON. FIRST
f that will keep you interested
from title to
E you prefer really good (
me Afansptper. f
X Reception '
ts of Americas
Social Functions Ever
>n Conducted at Pan
t>y Latin Envoy*.
formed in the following order: The
Ambassador of Chile and Mme Mathleu;
the Ambassador of Argeatlna
and Mme. LeBroton; the Ambassador
of Peru and Mme. Peset; the
Ambaasadwr cf Brasll; the Minister
of Venesuela and Mlas Domtnici
and the charge d'affaires of Panama
and Mian Lefe\re.
Gather la Rail of PUga.
Tha diplomats gathered In the
Hall of the Flag* just outside the
Hall of the Americas while the
others of the croup of special guests
were seated in the southwest end
of the ball-room Just back of the
The Vlcfe President arrived at
about 10:15 o'clock and the Presi- '
dent and Mrs. Hardin* at 10:30.
their arrival belnp greeted by a
fanflare of trumpets while the band
struck up "Hail to the Chief.** They
were greeted at the entrance to the
Pan American Building by the Ambassador
of Chile and Mme. Mathieu,
the Ambassador of Argentina
and Mme. LeBreton, the Ambassador
of Peru and Mme. Pezet, the
Ambassador of Brazil, the Minister
of Cuba and Mme. Cespedes. the
Minister of Ecuador and Mme. Elisalde
and the Charge d'A flairs of
Panama and Miss Lefevre.
The President and Mrs. Harding. (
accompanied by the President's military
aide, then took the elevator
and proceeded to the second floor.
On leaving the elevator, the Presi- j
dent and Mrs. Harding were escorted
by the Assistant Director of
the Pan American Union, Mr. Yanes.
to the special cloak room reserved 1
forthem. ' \
Their Excellencies, the Ambassa- ,
dors of Chile. Argentina. Peru and
Brazil proceeded to the second floor
nd took positions with the special 1
reception committee. 1
All other members of the Presi- j
dential party were escorted by the ,
director genera] of the. Pan American
Union to the second floor by 1
the south staircase. 1
On emerging from the special
cloak room, the President and Mrs. <
Harding were greeted by the members
of the special reception committee,
namely, the Ambassador of !
Chile and Madame Mathieu. the j
Ambasssdor of Argentina and Mad- ,
ame LeBreton. the Ambassador of ,
Peru and Madame Pexet. the Am- ,
hassador of Brasil. the Minister of
Cuba and Madame Cespedes. the
Minister of Ecuador and Madame
Elizalde and the Charge d'Affatres |
of Panama and Miss Lefevre
The President and Mrs. HardTng
then headed the procession and pro- i
eOXXTNCKD on PAG* rorg. ,
CONTINUE WORK '
FOR IRISH PEACE
Definite Action Expected to >
Follow Elections This
(Special Cable to The Washington Herald '
aad Chicago Tribune ) (
By JOHN STEELE. <
LONDON. May 11.?Pourparlers *
are proceeding without interruption
between representative? of the
British government and Sinn Fein }
leaders and will probably result In ?
some definite action toward peace i
following the elections at the ena 1
of the month. Difficulties, however,
have arisen over the fact that most ^
of the men chosen so far to repre- ,
sent the Sinn Fein are without f
practical experience in the problems
of government economics and
The British-expressed their willingness
to grant full control of taxation.
including customs and excises.
and the Irish representatives
got so far as to discuss .details with
the British experts. The British
were astounded wtien rt was seriously
proposed that Ireland receive
all taxation on Gulness stout, which
is produced in Ireland, no matter
where it is sold. A great majority
of this product is sold in England
and abroad and such a scheme
would be impossible of realization.
This 1* only one sample, but it is
a type of all the difficulties made in
working out a practical scheme. Another
difficulty is the insistence of
some extremists, who are mostly
literary persons and who have taken
no part in the fighting, on the
letter of their demand.
The practical element in the Sinn
Fein has begun to realise this
weakness in its directorate, and efforts
are now being made to organise
a group of financiers and
business men who will be able to
meet the British on equal terms.
Women Pose as Nurses ',
Patient's Death Feared
TULSA. Okla.. May 11.?John Devereau.
former Justice of the 8tate
Supreme Court, was found early today
in a downtown rooming house.
He had been taken there by two
women who posed as nurses When
found he was unconscious afid there
was a deep gash on his head. Physicians
duobt that he will recover.
He may not eveh regain consciousness.
The police today and tonight
questioned the two women. They
sre known as "Mrs. James' and
"Ooldle Gordon." They are being
held pending the results of the former
The women also are held to explain
checks which. It Is declared,
they say were fees for nursing.
These checks total $1,000. The police
aay "Mrs. James" got $$00 and
the other woman $100. There are
rumors that While the former Judge,
who la 70, was 1J1, Liberty bends
worth 116,000 vanished from a safety
deposit box. There also la said
to be a $10,000 promissory note
IN HARD BATTLE
Italians Supply Artillery
For Germans to Use
FIGHTING AT THREE
Britain and Rome Favor
Position of Boche in
Special Cable ta TV WuhMrtot HeraJd
and Chicago Tribune
BERLIN. May 11*?nmmtiumm
rrport* f rta all over I M? Wleala
ladleate tkat tbe tnt gaaa
r the Genau Hvlllai rmmmitr
ffraslvf aga<>? Polish lattarfeaU
fc?vf Wea tied at tb*
Craastag the Oder River after
rifle tad artillery karraat, tbe
bemaac defeated tkr Pale? la
the Caael dlatrftet. Tbe Pale a.
alanaed. fearlag ma**aeres.
have threateard ta blaw mp tkr
Special Cable ta Tbe Waahiartaa Keraid
aad Chicaro Tnbuaa.
By LAMY RIX
, OPPELN. May 11.?Despite a report
armistice agreement, fightlug
between the Poles and German
la Vpper Silesia is continuing la
three places?at Rosenberg. Coael
and Rati bor.
Heavy artillery haa been broacht
into play, the Polea usiag captnrad
Italian artillery and guna obtained
'rom the Preach. aj*d the Germaia
using two batteries the Italiaas
provided for defenae use ang which
he French forbade tbe Germans ta
In an engagement near Ratibor
1.000 Germans with rifles defeated
&.000 Poles armed with machine
(runs, thus freeing the city from
liege by the Poles, who almost surrounded
it. The Germans ? laim to
have suffered no losaes. while sevanteen
Poles were killed and ae*?en
marhiae gunt. captured.
Despite Korfanty's statement that
an agreement with the alliaa bad
been reached, the latter say they
know nothing about it. The Britlah
and Italians deny It categorically
Preach official* say that negotiations
are under way.
Throughout the insurgent sons
there is a general intermixing of
French and Poles.
National Feeling Runs
High Throughout District
liOKDOX. May 11?German forces
ire masking near Upper Silesia. A
leavv concentration is reported aear
:o*fl and Kreusberg. National feeing
is running high. Armed claahes
n which field artillery is playing a
>art. with an increaaing ilst of
asusltles. are ia progress t h rough>ut
of this there is the daager of
ivil war which may result in what
[Germany's srmies snd Germaay'a
diplomacy failed to achieve la si*
rears?a split in the allied ranks.
Pelea Tnke OfeaalTe.
Insurgent Poles took the offensive
n tbe most serious conflict of the
'little war" today when they us-?<1
leveaty-seven mllltasetar guns in an
attack at Cosel Casualties war.
Elsewhere an armistice has baen
declared for forty-eight hours as a
result of the plebiscite commi*lioa's
Sixty thousand entente troops
ire necessary. It is estimated. If the
evolt ts to be pat down
Pa lea War Veteraaa.
The Polish irreralat*' ?? a??*sn
ire for the moot part war veteran*.
rell arme<l. well organised, and already
In oontrol of a greater part
>t the disputed territory
Austen Chamberlain. * peak in* In
he house of common* today admitted
th* strength of tha Poli'h
orces. and declared that the movement
constituted a deliberate attempt
ta frustrate the operation* of
J>e Versailles tresty. and added
hat the e?*nt would In no way Iniwtace
the entente to depart from
'a Just execution of the document.
Llthouch a difficult and delicate ait- .
latton had been created. He a<l- /
mitted that practical proposal*
rere under consideration.
Tha British generally regard tha
fCorfantv coup as an established
act. snd repudiating the French attl:ude,
consider the Germans as In ocent
vlct I ma of unwarranted a?ji??tun.
Great Britain will uae all hor
llplomatlc power to crush uy at*
empt by other members of the
intente to Interfere with the mev?nent
of German a In Slleala a?at?st
ha Polish Invasion
The roremment feels that Maud
ias overstepped tbe limits sited
Indulgence In the PlleudahlSellfowskl-Rorfsnty
has been assured. It Is ntilerstood.
that favorable action retarding
Silesia may be expected a*
i reward for her slrnattire to the
iltlmatum If shs makes an hotieee
mdeavor to live up to tha aTTVd
lemanda. . . _
The forertr" off re ' hararterlaea
he Wlestan situation aa aerloui.
tut ta waiting advlcee from W??.
,*w before takina any drastic ao)?n.
It Is consistently reported bee*
hat the Trench are aldtnr and
ibetttnr Korfanty's foroaa and
trltlsh off rials view the outcome
rf this with anything bnt aatlsfae- ,
A special session of the supeem#
ouncll. to deal entirely with thj
m'?sl*n situation, will be <-ylie4
rlthln s short time The dlvf?ta*
,f the disputed territory In B<-ot?.
ince with the terms *overatB?th*
MMU will ha a?de at that itoh
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