OCR Interpretation

Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, September 28, 1920, Image 2

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1920-09-28/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 2

Df.. Ballou Outlines Policy to ?
IBe Pursued by Drafting ?
Budget. '
Many of the requests of civic assedations
for improvements in the
District publio schools, although si
worthy, cannot be provided for in
thfe^school budget the board of edu- Vf
cation now has under consideration, pe
Si^pt. of Schools Bailou made this ^
clfar -today in a statement out- j-,(
lining the policy to be pursued in tn
drafting the school budget for the Ja
ntiit fiscal year. * Ij,j
The most urgent need of the Wash- \i
in^rton school system at tho present Jc
time, Dr Btillou pointed out. is ad
litional tlassrooms. The usual build- fy
ing construction program could not W
be darried on during the war. he said, j
and the present high prices A)f building
material require appropriations nearly
three times as large as were required before
the war. An eight-room building.
he declared, which cost J75.O0O
to JSO.Oft# before the war. now costs; 7
nearly $250,000. at
Time for Kvrry Pupil. JDr.
Ballou stated his aim is to provide
comfortable accommodations for nc
every school pupil, so that pupils re- ,rl
ceiving abbreviated instructions in
part-time classes will have a full
five hours in the schoolroom each "t
The superintendent's statement nc
"After reviewing the requests of c"
teachers, janitors, engineers and laborers
for additional compensation,
and the requests of various civic or- QV
ganiiatiqns for additional facilities in ^
the various schools of the city, which
requests Were presented at the recent
hearings held by the board of educa- no
tion, it is obvious to the superintend- m,
ent that many of these requests, al- th
though worthy, cannot be satisfac- W(
torily provided for in the school bud- ]
get which the board of education now sti
has under consideration. m<
*Ar*oft fnom tha pannoste fftr 99.1- Sh
aries there are requests, varying from l
urgent to very desirable, for addi- nil
tional classrooms, additional play- mi
grounds and new school sites, which W
i will probably be needed in the near fe:
future. As a guide in the consideration
of these requests, the superin- Z.
tendent drafted the following state- Ac
ment of general principles, which if no
followed will result in taking care of Ec
the most urgent needs:
Additional Classrooms. ,
"1. The most urgent need of the ni
Washington school system at the x
present time is additional classrooms.
The usual building construction could
not be carried on during the war; the zf
present high prices of building ma- 611
terial require appropriations nearly
three times as large as were required ?*
before the war. An eight-room building
which cost from 475,909 to 490.000 1?
before the war now costs nearly $1
$250,000. Bi
"2. In providing additional class- m<
rooms the aim should be 'A seat in a
suitable building for every public
school child in the D. C.' Sufficient lli
classrooms should be provided at the IN
earliest possible moment to accommo- f|
date: (a) Pupils now in portables and
rented quarters, (b) Pupils in the
high schools now on part time, so
called, agd (c) pupils in grades one,
two and in some cases three and four
Stir HIT rkShSdf only a half day became
two different classes must oc- <
cupy the same room, one in the morn- tic
log and one in the afternoon. de
"3. Since the demands for school op
buildings are so great, land should be on
purchased for school sites only in case th
It is to be used immediately for the re
erection of a schoolhouse thereon. CI
"4, Extensions to present school- to
yards for playground purposes should th
be provided for at this time only in Al
case it- seems probable that buildings ^
majr be erected thereon by private an.
parties. wl
Adeeaate Playgrmiads ga
"to stating these guiding principles 1
by . which to determine what items U?
should be included in the budget, the Ka
superintendent desires it understood
that he believes heartily in adequate
playgrounds for children and indorses P.
in ap unqualified manner the general
principle of purchasing unimproved jj
larfd for building sites when such land
can be purchased most advantageously."'
..Since the first requisite of an ed- r=
uoptional system is the providing of I
classroom instruction, provisions for I
playgrounds must necessarily be made [L
after adequate provision has been
made for classrooms.
"At the present time many classes m
In the high schools are receiving less
than a full day of instruction, likewine
a surprisingly large number of K
clgsses in grades 1 and 2 are receiv- K1
ing three hours of instruction instead 11
. of Ave hours. Since these conditions S
In the elementary schools have exist- in
> edf. Sor some time, there is danger fit
that- the temporary expedienct of giv-Jll
ing these pupils only a half day of so
scmo"oling may be considered by the 11
public aB an acceptable situation. The '
superintendent believes that every in
pitblic BChool pupil above the kinder- ar
garten is entitled to. and should re- 11
cetye, a five-hour day of schooling. T1
This can only be brought about ?S
through a large increase in the num- Fi
her of classrooms in the school buildiafS'
of the I?lstrict of Columbia." in
. , on
uliesui e?n? sue vwva>M K;
""HfcUM-LIV MIAN 1-HttU 10
????? r y
D. C. Man Keported to Have Said CI
He Only Sought for In- <
* formation. m
?ctward A. Ryan, who is reported to jj
have "heckled" Senator Harding, the re- 10
publican nominee, at the mass meeting !
held by the republican* m Baltimore in
last night, had not yet returned to nis ni
home here at 1330 Vermont avenue xi
northwest, it was said today. js
Act-orduig to reports from Baltimore, OI
Mr-. Ryan was arrested a* he was mak- ,,
ing his way to the platform in the Balti- ,
more Armory at the invitation of Senator
Harding. Mr. Ryan had aaked the
senator if he intended to "scrip" the
league of nations. Mr. Ryan was taken ii
to i the northwestern police station in
BaMitnore and later released after patting
up collateral for his appeamnee this
morning His case was dismissed today. uf
Mr. Ryan is said to have told newspaper
reporters at the police station that .i,
he had gone to Baltimore to hear ihe v.,
senator's speech, because newspaper re- K"
ports had led him to believe 'hat the
senator would lake a definite position in ' .
thin, hi* first speech in the east.
"I am not a heckler," sdJd Mr. Ryan, fl
"but I believe very firmly that the ,
league question far transcend* all y
oher questions in this campaign, and ,t
that the people are entitled to know
definitely the position of all candi'laiea.
Gov. Cos has stated his posi
tidn .definitely. He favors going into
thg league. There has been no defini^e
statement from Senator Hard- ..
in$ In his previous speeches as to his i-?
vi?we. ;
tfrom the advance reports in the
newspapers about this Baltimore 'Jt
speech of the senator. I expected him
to declare himself in plain terms.
When 1 saw from the way his speech | 1
was going that he did not intend *o do
soi I asked him whether lis would
scrap the league and whether he was c<
following Senator Johnson. I did not t<
mean to heckle him. I asked those C
questions in all sincerity. I have fi
fought for the league from the begin- t!
niug. 1 fought for it within the dem- S
ocfatic party in Massachusetts. To
my rjifid, tk* movement to end war e
is tmfiortahfrtir beyoiftl every other -e
^iiefitWfi.~~ ti
\ ompany or Axaryiana, .yaunal
Development Company. Ben- r
min Kobin. Charles S. Groves, t
larles S. Baker. R. B. Armstrong:.
Somas R. Shipp & Co.. H. J. Pack,
merican Automobile Association, *
ihn C. Eversman, National Automole
Chamber of Commerce. Hew York
mrnal of Commerce, The Idea Shop,
r. H. K. Perlie. Andrew J. Brown, 1
. M. Kiplinger. Theodore Tiller, An- J
11 & Bailey. C. K. Richardson and '
C. Malcolm. *
Tndny'a RuIIbc by Board. s
The rent commission today handed I
iwn the following determinations:
Daniel V. Chirholm of apartment 1
8. Congressional apartment house, f
t and East Capitol street, rent fixed r
$60 a month and possession denied
C. Weedon, the defendant. i
Chester Gray of 338 Oakdale street r
irthwest. rent fixed at $22.50 a
onth. Moore & Hill, Inc., had been r
mrging $21.
Krnest McClain of 1447 Florida avele
northwest and Mrs. Ambrose
ammett of 1445 Florida avenue *
irthwest, rents fixed at $32.50 a '
onth each. Moore & Hill. Inc.. were
larging $30.50 m month each v
Urs. E. J. Jobert of 830 12th street n
irthwest, rent cut from $30 to $15 n
month. Mrs. J. E. Montgomery, a
:ner. d
*laude Webb of apartment 1. Emma J
illis of apartment 2, and H. E. ?
wis of apartment 3, 1129 21st street ?
rthwest: rents fixed at $23.50 each. v
r. Webb has been paying $20.50 and n
e last named, $18.75. The increases s
sre asked by Mrs. A. E. Murphy. 1
dinnie Brookes of 1241H Duncan '
reet northeast, rent fixed at $18 a e
onth, which she is now paying, h
annon & I-uchs were the defendants.
A'. H. Hackley of 1629 Potomac ave:e
southeast, rent fixed at $20 a ^
jnth, which is now being paid.
aggaman & Rrawner were the dendants.
John G. Schmidt , P. E. Stebbins. _
Ashburn Wright and John H.
iriaans tenants of 512-514 F street y,
irthwest, right of possession upheld, j,
lward P. Schwarz Inc.. owner.
Mrs. L. I. McDougle of 328 B street hi
irtheast. rent fixed at $60 a month, p
r-nished, and $40 a month uhfur- jr
shed. Francis I. Blundon has been m
arging $85 a month, furnished. s<
C. A. Quantrille of apartment 12. b:
st, Cadiz apartment house, 115 E n
reet southeast, rent fixed at $30 a a)
jnth and possession denied the
rner, Boss & Phelps. Inc. P'
A. J. Nichols of apartment 31, 1919 ct
th street northwest, rent fixed at B<
40 a month, furnished. Weaver
others have been charging $185 a 01
jntb. &
to open ik Brooklyn!
CHICAGO, September 28.?The na>nal
conunissian today reversed its b
soision yesterday and decided to ti
en the world series at Brooklyn b;
i October 5, playing three games
ere. The change was made at the a
quest of Jim Dunn, president of the h
eveland club, who asked mere time ti
prepare the Cleveland grounds in h
e event his team should win the o
nerican League pennant. nr
Che teams will travel on October 8, el
d open in the American League city n
inning the pennant, either Cleveland tl
Chicago, on October 9 for a four- pi
me series. t?
Brooklyn wins the eighth .game, on fi
itober 14, and will also get the ninth ti
,me. if one Is necessary, as the Na- be
>nal League yesterday won the toss
r the final game. If a ninth game is 1
ayed, however, it will be on October g
. instead of October II, as the day's v
termission for traveling has been o
Havre de Grace Entries I t
1 i i. t
First race; purse, $1,269.28; for 5
aidens two-year-olds; claiming: six '
rlongs?Salesman, 115; Lusmore,
5; 'Gladys, 107; Jacques, 115; r
entmere. 115: Peggy Rives. 107; J
ack Top, 115, and Lough Maiden, 1
2. 8
second race; purse. $1,269.28; claimg;
for four-year-olds and upward;
e and a half furlongs?Cant Koat, a,
5; Happy Go Lucky, 111; B. B. John- J
n, 109; Raconteuse, 112; Ragnarok,
1; Jessica F., 112; Amackassin, 109. . c
rhird race; purse, $1,269.28; claim- J
g; for four-year-olds and up; flvq :
id a half furlongs?Merry Feast, *
5; Walter Mack. 110; Ina Kay, 106; *
le Belgian 2nd, 111: O'Donovan, 109; J
unrose, 101; 'White Crown. 110; ;
ckle Fancy, 108.
Fourth race; purse, $1,269.28; claim
g; for three-year-olds and upward,
e mile and a sixteenth?Rouen, 108;
tr Coy, 105; Diadi, 108; Arbitrator,
5; Mistress Polly, 105; Phedoden,
0. f
Fifth race ; the Hartford Consolation
and leap; purse. $2,089.28; for two!ar-olds
and upward; six furlongs?
anoply, 115; Siren Maid, 191 ; Bill Moloy,
110 ; Mock Orange, 100 ; Bullet
roof. 105 ; Miss Rankin, 88.
S^xth race, purse, $1,269.28; claiming;
r four-year-olds and upward; one
ile?N'apthalius, 109; Mumbo Jumbo,
7; Star Realm. 107; Brigida, 104;
oyd George, 107; Widow Bedotte,
Seventh race, purse, $1,269.28; claimg;
for three-year-olds and up; one
ile and seventy yards?Tom Brooks,
7; Lenjoleur. 104; Benevolent, 109;
imes. 114; Thistle Queen, 111; Tenis
Bon, 117; Hightide, 104; Martha
rckett. 108.
Apprentice allowance claimed.
Weather clear; track fast.
Volna r? f nrlvorticinir mnfi.. j. - v
?....... ? " iiicuiuus and 1
le of publicity and general contrivers
to focus public attention were c
e high lights in an informal talk c
r Roland S. Robbins, manager of 1
eith's Theater, before the Advertisg
Club at a luncheon meeting in the 1
ik roofc of the Raleigh today. 1
Mr. Rlbbins declared that one of his 1
rmest convictions was that "it pays
, advertise." He followed with a
ascription of the methods used in 4
leatrical publicity.
Chairman L?vy introduced the i
leaker as the manager of the "most J
apular and most profitable theater j
? the Keith circuit." (
New members admitted were T. R. t
toss. Whitman Osgood. E. Russell <
oombs and Edward E. Muth. frizes ;
ere distributed by "grab bag" meth1
to lucky members by Henry J. i
reslau. ,
? i
Dr. William Browne Carr. acting 1
jroner. held an inquest at the morgue '
nday in the case of Frank Barr. ?
herrydale. Vs.. who was killed in a
ill from a third story window on
eorgetown University Hospital :
aturday night. 1
The Jury returned a verdict of gc.-.
idental death- Barfs body was 'tuim>
over to an undertaker to be takes
f bis home.
wenty Tenants of Albee Building
Protest to District Rent
Twenty tenants of the Albee building:,
ntil recently known as the Riggs build- ]
iK. at 15th and 11 streets northwest,
"lay formally protested to the District
int commission in public hearing
?ainst increases in rent, described as
inreasonable and excessive." proposed
' the Olaremont Theater Corporation, ,
vners of the building.
In the petition tiled with the commison,
it is pointed out the new owners
the Albee building have notified the r
ipiplainants that rents would be adincerl
in unma I'u?aa ufl much 114 4(i i
r cent. I
The tenants who have appealed to a
e rent board follows: Fidelity and
21100), WHO CHEER
A/ashingtonians in Throng
Which Welcomes Candidate
at Monumental City.
Ipecisl dispatch by * staff correspondent.
BALTIMORE, Md.. September 28.?
"Take a good look at him. That's the
lext President of the United States."
A leather-lunged admirer of Senaor
Warren G. Harding thus shouted
inri his voice rose above the clamor
n the Mount Royal station late last
light as a cheering crowd engulfed
he republican nominee as he was pretaring
to board the special train to
ake him to West Virginia.
Thousands Clamor to See Him.
The incident was typical of Senaor
Harding's visit to Baltimore. It
ras in the air that the people beieved
he is to be the next President.
rrom the moment he arrived until he
eft thousands of persons clamored tg
iee him. even if they could not hear
lim speak or shake his hand.
He received a welcome in the Maryand
city that has seldom, if ever beore,
been equaled by any public
"Did he make votes," was the anx?
ous query of one of the republican
lominee's aids.
"You bet. he did." enthusiastically
eplied a Marylander.
I.orge Audience Impressed.
It looks today in Baltimore as if
larding has added to his strength in
he city and in the state by his visit,
'he thousands who saw the nominee,
rho heard him. and the more limited
umber who shook his hand, were
lanifestly favorably impressed. He
ddressed probably the greatest avt.ience
that ever assembled under one
oof in Baltimore. It is estimated
0.000 persons were gathered in the
to a amtnrv in
til I^CglUlCUl I UtVl J- -v?w ? ?
fhich Woodrow Wilson was norniated
for President eight years ago.
ome 12.000 persons were seated, and
he remainder were glad to get standng
room. Tickets were exhausted
arly and thousands stood outside the
Given aa Ovation.
Notwithstanding the heat in the
all and the fact that It was iraposible
to hear in the rear, the repubcan
nominee was accorded close at'ntion
during his address. He was
iven an ovation when lie entered, and
iroughout his address there were
olleys of cheers as he drove home
is points.
He aroused great enthusiasm when
e declared that he would be the next
resident. The crowd liked the punch
i the remark. It cheered for two
linutes, waving hats and flags, when
enator Harding entered the hall. The
and played "The Star Spangled Baner."
At its conclusion there was
nother demonstration for Harding.
Galen L? Tait, chairman of the reublican
state committee of Maryland,
illed the meeting to order and preinted
Gen. Felix Agnus, pubiiBher of
le Baltimore American, as chairman
f the meeting. The veteran editor
ttrodueed Senator Harding.
Maria* Policy Taken I'p.
It was not unnatural that the candi-1
1.4 ..1.. l,io a,,kW In
Dbtc BllUUtU nnn A V X hid ^w^vv-v
altimore, one of the great porta of
te country, the merchant marine polsy
of the United States. He promted
that the republican party would
id in building and maintaining a
lerchant marine that would make
tie markets of all the world accessile
to American trade.
He outlined, too, his policy for sound
usiness in America, and rehabilitaon
of American industry on a peace
While the crowd listened, liked and
pplauded these constructive ideas,
is sallies at the democratic adminis ation
drew great response. When
e hammered the President because
f his refusal to make effective the
lerohant marine act; when he detared
the time for one-man govern-^
lent in the United States was over,
&e crowd cheered with joy. He dearted
from his prepared manuscript
> make reference to the President's
lilure te abrogate commercial treaps
under the provisions of the new
lerchant marine law.
"If I were President." said Senator
larding, "I would call- Congress torether
and tell them the reasons
rhich impelled me to fail to carry
ut the provisions of its legislation."
First Eastern Invasion.
Yesterday marked the first invasion
>y Senator Harding of territory east
f Ohio. The meeting last night was
he greatest and most enthusiastic
he candidate has yet attended. With
he exception of his trip to Minneota,
however, he has hitherto stuck
ast to the "front porch" in Marion.
Senator Harding had his first ex erience
of "heckling" since the camlaign
began last night. It was early
n his address. A man arose in the
rallery and shouted:
"I want to ask you whether you
lave scrapped the league of nations
ind whether you stand with Senator
[ohnson in his position."
The senator had been speaking of
ine-man government. There were
iries of "Put him out!" directed at
he heckler. But Senator Harding
Mished his way along the crowded
ilatform in the direction of the man
vith upraised hand. Finally, when
le could make himself heard above
he uproar. Senator Harding said:
Replies to Heckler.
"I understand what prompted that
tuestion. I want to say that if I
vere in favor of one-man government
n this republic, then I should be able
nyself to answer your qustion. I
ion't know whether I should turn
ny. attention from these thousands to
Lddress myself to you personally, but
f you will come to the platform I
vill dividft my time with you to dis:uss
the question."
But the heckler, though he started
or the platform, never got there. His
tame later was given as Edward A.
tyan, attorney at law, 1J36 Vermont
lvenue, Washington. The police inter:epted
him. And Senator Harding
vent on with his address.
Higgles Asks Question.
During the same commotion John
t Riggles of Seabrook, Md.. inde
>endent candidate ror Congress from
he flfth Maryland district, also
itarted to heckle the candidate, but
lid not get far with it. The question
le put was:
"If Congress passes a law modifyng
the Volstead act, would you sign
t or would you veto it, if you are
elected President?" Mr. Riggles
imm.H that he was "thrown out" of the
tall. But if so it was quietly done.
The nominee, it was the consensus of
opinion today, handled himself well unier
the heckling. At the conclusion of
lis prepared address Senator Harding
igain turned his attention to the
juestion regarding the league of naions,
which had been put to him by the
Answers League Question.
"I might have answered him more
'Ktensively," said Senator Harding.
Be wanted to know whether I had
jromised to scrap the league. The
>ne great failure to make the most ol
Vmerica's leadership in the world was
lue to the fact that one man atempted
to speak, not only for America,
but for the remainder of the world
is well. I shouldn't do that.
"I'm perfectly frank to say to yon
that I am without a single program
constructive In character about an
Association of nations.
"i do know this one thing definitely,
however: The democratic nominee
for President nays he is in favor
of going into the league as it was
fashioned at Versailles. I am not in
favor of going Into that league.
"When 1 am elected President tM
Brat thing I'll do is to try to find
a plan for an association of nations
behind which all America will stand."
Crowd I sadly Cheers. '
The sentiment expressed was loudly
cheered. In fact, "America-Sret"
I I1 tiiili
' , smBBfiSM^I^A
; :x:::' ^gStejm
^ t:'vi<-K^lk^x^^5p52^HHiiiiiB^&BfiSsB
who has born commander of the
thin country la to attend the meeti
la MaJ. Gen. Bnllard, I'. S, A.
utterances by the candidate invarit
bly led to applause from the throm
In the rear of the hall, where tt
candidate could not be heard, hundrec
of persons filed out during: the addrei
of Senator Harding. They had waite
for an hour, some of them longer, t
see the senator. The incident coul
not be taken in any sense as a sligl
to the nominee.
Party Well Received.
It was about 3 o'clock when tl
Harding special reached Baltimore,
cheering throng, several thousan
strong, greeted him. He was accon
panied by Mrs. Harding, who was tl
target for as many eyes as the cat
didate himself. Senator France (
Maryland and O. E. Weller. the r<
publican nominee for the Senai
against Senator John Walter Smit]
had joined the Harding train earlie
in the day.
With a brass band leading the wa
in a big automobile, the Hardin
party was driven through the streel
and around the business section <
the city to the Southern Hotel. Sent
tor Harding's headquarters during h
stay in the city. Hundreds lined tl
sidewalks of the route followed. P
the Southern Hotel there was ar
other ovation. For an hour or moi
Senator Harding and Mrs. Hardin
stood in a receiving line, shakin
hands with all those who came t
greet them.
Harding Takes Campaign
Into Southern States
After Trying Speec
SPECIAL TRAIN. September 28.Carrylng
his campaign into anothi
of the political border states, Senati
Harding began today a strenuoi
schedule of addresses, which will tal
mm lO mosi 01 me larger emea <
West Virginia before he returns
Marion tomorrow night.
The only set speech on today
schedule was to be an evening mee
ing at Wheeling, but the special tra
made numerous short stops at oth<
points, where crowds greeted the n
publican nominee and asked him
address them. Tomorrow he will stc
at Parkersburg, Huntington ai
Kenova. besides making a swing in
Kentucky for an afternoon speech i
The train, which left Baltimore la
night after a meeting at the 5th Keg
raent Armory, was due at Wheelir
early in the afternoon. During mo
of the time between his arrival at
the evening address the Candida
planned to rest. The exceptional he;
has made his trip unusually tryin
and his voice showed the strain ;
last night's speech to the tumultoi
gathering in the Baltimore aud
Confers on Trip.
As he traveled westward tods
Senator Harding took up various in
portant features of his campaign
conference with several of his close
advisers. On his train were Han
M. Daugherty, the nominee's precoi
vention manager; Charles D. Hille
former republican naional chairma
and former Senator George Suthe
land of Utah, who is on the Hardir
headquarters staff at Marion. It
understood that among other thinj
they talked over final plans for tl
speaking trip to be made by the sei
ator late next month to New Yoi
and New England.
Two new compartment cars, takir
the place of those that were sid<
swiped by a switch engine early ye
terday in the Pittsburgh yards, wei
put into the special train before
left Baltimore. It was said that, a
though the only outward damage r
suiting from the incident consisted i
some broken vestibule windows ar
several bad scars on the bodies <
the cars, railway officials consider*
them unfit for further use in tl
One of the cars substituted ar
occupied by newspaper men was us*
just a year ago as a part of tl
train on which President Wilsc
made his 10.000-mile speaking tr
for the league of nations.
"Scrap the League Letter"
Given by White as Reason
for Harding's Reticenc
NEW YORK, September 28.?Georf
White, chairman of the democrat
1 national committee, today issued
\ statement in which he said he cou
tell the public why Senator Hardir
1 "did not answer" the question of
heckler in his Baltimore audience la
, night as to "whether he stands wii
Senator Johnson to 'scrap tl
1 league." "
1 Mr. White said that Senator Hari
ing first had answered that "if I b
lieved in one-man government I cou
answer the gentleman's question
and then had said he was at prese
, without a specific program of foreif
, affairs, that he was not in favor
goiag into the league of nations i
' negotiated and that the first thing ]
. would do as President would be
find a program of world association ai
. co-operation.
. "I can tell the public why the sei
ator dld .not answer the heckle*
question," said Mr. White.
because if-he- admits he -bas pror
' teed Hiram Johnson in a letter
^1 ??::: M
111*. y
Gallic troops la Italy, photographed on kli
K of former American soldiers as a reprei
i- 'scrap the league' he will vcut the A
T- ground away from under the .feet of "J
ie Mr. Taft, Mr. Wickersham, Mr. .Root /
la and many other prominent reyub- f
?? licans. If he Indorses the league! he "
d will at once draw the fire of Senattor
o Johnson and his group. So he dud
deavors to remain in status quo, which
R the Texan said to Bret Harte meantNj
'in a -hell of a fix." " 1
Mr. White in his statement also declared
it was "significant that the
"? independent candidate for Congress
who asked him about the liquor ques- T
|a tion was thrown out of the hall." 1
ie- Local Republicans
at Baltimore Rally
hi i
;r The republican rally in Baltimore l
I last night and the sp^eh made by po
* Senator Harding were the principal in
ts topics of discussion today among lb- tri
cal republicans, especially at repub- no
is lican headquarters. mi
le More than a thousand men and Pc
J1 women made the trip to Baltimore to
-e attend the meeting. The local delegag
tion had the distinction of leading in 1
B the demonstration accorded the candi- st;
:o date at Mount Royal station, just prior toi
to hie leaving for Wheeling, W. Va. sti
Given -Good-Bye" at Station.
The Washingtonians were on the si:
station platform waiting for the ar- jj]
rival of their special train to take m)
. them back to the capital when Sena- fQ
H tor Harding and his party arrived.
Immediately an informal reception >
S was staged, which lacked nothing in tj,
enthusiasm. The small station was jn
? alive for a few minutes, and the ar
candidate gave evidence of much th
1 pleasure and appreciation. w
13 Prominent among the local lead- n<
13 ers who accompanied the delegation ja
were: Edgar C. Snyder, chairman of
to the committee in charge of the special
train; Gus A. Schuldt, chairman 1
3 of the reception committee; Henry 6.4
M. Camp, chairman of the local cam- 50'
>n paign committee; Edwin F. Colladay, or
er republican national committeeman su
e- for the District; T. Lincoln Town- la
In aonri n resident of the Hardinir and St
>p Cooltdge Club, and F. Edward Mitch- 17
id ell, president of the Harding- Demo- of
to cratic Club. no
?t The Harding-Coolidge-Weller-Mudd so
League. No. 1, of Anne Arundel pe
at county, Md., has completed plans fbr ie<
i- an old-time republican rally and bar- of
ig becue, which will be held at Adams ye
st Park. Annapolis, Thursday. Septem- I
id ber 30, beginning at 2 o'clock p.m. loi
te The speakers will be O. E. Weller. *n
at republican candidate for senator; Pe
K, Representative Mudd, former Repre- nil
of sentative Parran and others sent M<
ja there by the republican national com- po
i- mittee. Every one is invited to attend.
Women Organise. nu
ly The Republican Women's Club of cli
a. Riverdale was organized at the home 291
in Of Mrs. H. W. Lawton of that town- 29:
st ship last night, and the following ofry
fleers elected: Mrs. E-. W. Reibstang, Ua
a- president; Mrs. Karl A. Krauss, vice 5"r<
s, president, and Mrs. H. W. Lawton,
n, secretary. : .
r- After enrollment of members Mrs.
iff Mary Logan Tucker, grand-daughter
is of Gen. John A. Logan, addreseed the )*
fs | meeting. The next meeting of the [ ]
?e< club will be held October s ai i p.m.
"J at the home of Mrs. Lawton, when
Miss Selma Borchard will spealc on
^ the high cost of living. Qj
8- Mrs. James Liongstreet, widow of
the famous Confederate general, will ]
re be one of the speakers at the rally to
If be held tonight by the Harding Demo- ho
1* cratic Club at Community Hall, 601 E Nc
e" street northwest. The other speakers m,
will be Clarence B. Miller, secretary
l<i of the republican national committee: 80
F\ Edward Mitchell, president of the Mi
id club, and P. J. Ryan, vice president of wl
ie the club. There will be a musical th
program arranged by the Grotto Glee ta'
Club. J
id Su
ie The First District Harding and Cool- cr<
,n idge Club (colored), which was re- i
'P cently organized by Frank Wells, who im
is directing the campaign work th
among local colored voters, will hold ap
its first big rally tonight at the Bir- of
ney School, Anacostla, D. C. A num- ho
ber of speakers have been furnished J
' for the occasion by the local repub- err
g lican headquarters. _ De
Id Senator Harding, the republican hi
>g nominee for President, had a glimpse
a of. Washington last night?the last 1
st probably until after the election in ed
th November. His special train, carry- to
ie ing the senator and his party from du
Baltimore to Wheeling, W. Va., stop- bel
J- ped at Union station here a little tor
e- after midnight last night. For ten hei
Id minutes the special remained in the no
i," station. Senator Harding, who was th<
nt still up. got off his car and shook coi
m hands with a number of friends who 1
of had come over from Baltimore on his Re
as train. aci
he The big station was practically de- we
to serted at that hour, and only incom- bei
id ing and outgoing travelers saw the wi
republican nominee. On the car with ad
n- him were Senator Elkina of West tal
*? Virginia and Harry Daugherty, Sena- sic
la tor Harding's preconvention campaign
n- manager and a member of the re- (cli
to publican campaign oo?tfUoo now. en
- A m"
Mm v
% <' * 1
i arrival la New York. His visit to
eatattve of Gen. Foefa. At the left
CKtal From More Than OneTfeird
of U. S. Announced
Is 37,007,265.
tfore than one-third of the total
pulationt of the United States lives
the tweikiy-one states and the Disict
of Cdtfumbia, population anuncements
for which have been
ide to dateAiby the census bureau,
ipulation of four of these states,
inois. Louisiatoa, Montana and New
?xtco, was announced today by the
iV'ithin the bdytndaries of these
ates and District there reside a
tal of 37,007.261' persons. The
Ates are California, Colorado, Concticut.
Delaware, Georgia, Indiana,
tine, Maryland, Massachusetts. Misisippi.
New Hamp&hire. Oregon,
tode Island. Tenness&e, Utah. Ver>nt,
Washington and the four states
r which totals were jmade public
rhe list of states includes four of
e most populous states ot, the Union
Illinois, Massachusetts, \California
id Mississippi, but does n<\t include
e state of New York, flgvires for
hich have not yet been announced,
iw York state's population ?will be
rger than that of any other \gtate.
Illinois* Gain.
Illinois, with a total populaticm of
>65,098. showed a gain of $46,7
during the decade since 19110,
15 per cent, according to the cetns
bureau. Montana showed the
rgest gain yet recorded by any
a.if in lilt: paiii uemue, increasing" i
1.540 persons for a total population
547.593, or 45.6 per cent. Louisiana
iw has a population of 797.798 perns,
an increase of 141.410, or 8.5
r cent, in the decade, and New Mesj
has a population of 360.247. a gain
32.946, or 10.1 per cent, in the tenar
llinois ranked as third most popuis
state in 1910. behind New York
d Pennsylvania. Montana is exeted
to attain the rank of thlrtyith
in the list of states, and New
ixico now ranks as forty-third most
pulous state.
Other Announcements.
)ther population announcements
ule today by the census bureau inide:
Rochester, N. Y. (revised).
j.750; previously announced as
>,850. Toledo, Ohio (revised), 243,i;
previously announced\as 243,109.
lesburg, 111. (revised). 23.S34, in:ase
1,745, or 7.9 per cent. Hattiesrg.
Miss., 13,270, increase'' 1.537. or
1 per cent. Cook county. 111., conining
Chicago, 3,053,017.. inorease
1.784, or 26.9 per cent. Lucas counOhio,
containing Toledo, 275.721,
. rease 82,993, or 43.1 per cfe,nt. PittIvania
county, Va., 56,388, increase
79, or 11 per cent.
VIembers of the United Brotfcerod
of Carpenters and Joiners. Local
>. 125, will receive the announceant
of the $1.25 per hour wagct
lie referendum at a meeting in old'
isonic Temple tomorrow night,
ten action regarding the scale for
e year starting October 1 will be
i special board counted the ballots
nday, but the result was kept seat.
teoordtng to unofficial estimates of
iividual members, the prediction on
e ballots is that the result will be
proximately 3,000 to 500 in favor
the increase from 95 cents per
4? Of
L committee today ia interviewing:
iployers regarding the increase,
cision has virtually been made for
? carpenters to take an individual
cation starting on October 1 utiles*
? increase is granted.
diss Mabel Board man. newly appointDistrict
Commissioner, who returned
this city September 24 to take up her
ties, will make her first public address
:ore the City Club Forum luncheon
norrow at 12:30 o'clock. By virtue of
r new position Miss Boardman will
t only be the first woman to speak at
s forum, but will automatically bene
a member of the club,
because of her valuable work for the I
d Cross and prominent part in civic
tivities. Miss Boardman already is
11 known to many of the club memrs.
Her appearance at the luncheon
11 give her the first opportunity to
dress a message to the public after
ring the oath of office as Commisiner
of the District of Columbia.
John Walsh, chairman of the ehk
rlcs and forums committee. Is In genii
charge of a/raagemeaU.
Fill Trenches, Remove Wire
Entanglements and Take
Munitions Away.
'By the Associated Press.
TURIN. Italy, September 27.?Industrial
plants which had been occupiec
by workmen were returned to tht
owners today. Before evacuating th<
works the men filled trenches whici
uau vccu uug aiuuuu i?f hi, icmwtcv
barbed wire entanglements, tilled ui
loopholes dug in the walls, and whei
they left carried with them their armi
and ammunition, which were con
cealed in private homes.
Plant Owners Report Waste.
Owners of plants report that, aftei
an inspection, they lind there was i
great waste of materials during th<
occupation of the works. It is assert
ed that the men used live times th<
amount of coal necessary to run th<
plants, and that all reserves are ex
I hausted.
i Losses amounting to 2,000,000 liri
[were caused by a fire which broke ou
tin a large lace factory which had beet
occupied. It is believed the fire wai
Statistics shown by the local sectioi
of the federation of labor prove tha
of 50.000 metal workers in the cit;
only 36,000 voted during the reteren
dum by which the men decided to re
turn the occupied plants to their own
ers. The 14,000 others, it is asserted
were prevented from going to th
polls by the violence of the extremists
Frw Stay In at Genoa.
GENOA, September 2".?Only a smal
minority of the men occupying the An
saldo industrial plant here refused t
leave the establishment today, but i
is believed they wlili in the end yield t
instructions from the Coil federation o
Labor. Men who have been taking par
in the occupation movement celebrate
the victory today by engaging in an im
posing procession, red flags being car
ried by many.
Reports from the Ligurian province
show that no serious incidents occurre
during the day. even in Sestri. wher
syndicalists and anarchists are ver
Milaa Mm Celebrate.
_ September fl.?Owners o
shoe factories, which have been occupies
by workmen, have reached an agreemen
with the men by which they will b
paid for wort: actually done during th
occupation of the factories. Work wil
be resumed Tuesday or Wednesday
Normal activities were resumed toda,
in some plants without awaiting fur
ther instructions from the Confedera
tion of Labor. The workmen have bee
celebrating their victory with banquet
and mass meetings.
Munitions Plant Barns.
LONDON, September 28.?A seriou
fire occurring in an Italian manufactur
ing plant- which had beep occupied b
the workers -s reported in a dispatel
to the Exchange Telegraph Compart
from Rome. It occurred in the Ottian
munitions factory, in Naples. The be
lief exists, says the message, that thi
fire was the work of extremists who re
fused to evacuate the< plant. The re
flag floated over the flames, but eventu
ally, the blaze was conquered and th
tri-color was substituted.
Victory Is Syndicalist,
Declares U. S. Attache
in Message From Rorru
The agreement reached betweei
organized labor and the operators h
the Italian metal industry "is a vie
tory for the syndicalists," said
message to the Department of Com
merce today from Alfred P. Dennis
American commercial attache a
"There is corresponding discour
agement on the part of stockholder
and high-salaried leaders of indus
try." said Mr. ennis' cablegram. "It i
generally apprehended by capitalist
that the principles of this agreemen
will later be extended so as to applj
to textiles and other industries.
"There is no warrant for the con
elusion that the country has acceptei
a soviet control of industry and tha
confiscation is implied. Participatioi
of labor in the control of industry a;
now conceded amounts to givini
[workmen a voice in financial an<
[technical administration with facili
ties for ascertaining what profits ari
imade and how these profits are ap
plied. Competent observers regart
the settlement as the only means o
increasing production and checking
| an epidemic of strikes."
Simplify salary
changes to speed
congress action
(Continued from First Page.)
of the brief, headed "Action at thi
Coming- Short Session of Congress,'
comes this important section:
Vital Point to Get Action.
"Assuming that the distribution oi
functions is properly made, and thai
the recommendations of the reclassification
commission are modified ir
accordance with the provisions of th<
budget bill and the logical distribution
of budgetary powers, we still
face the important question of obtaining
action by Congress on reclassification
at the next session.
"When Congress assembles for the
short session following the presidential
election no legislation which is
not of the utmost importance or nol
in the necessary routine is likely tc
receive consideration. The present
reclassification bill, with its many
controversial details, has little, if
any, chance of passage. Congress, as
already indicated, is likely to be slow
to surrender control over reclassification.
"Certainly it will not surrender such
control to the civil service commission,
and even the most enthusiastic
proponents in Congress of the executive
budget system will hesitate to
overburden the new budget agency at
the very beginning of its existence
with this entire difficult problem.
"It is altogether improbable that
CongjVss will consider delegating to
any agfcncy other than one of its own
commuitees the actual adoption of the
" ^ fixa initial Ha.
first eras?'""-"1*-""" = ? ?
terminsttion ?f positions and titles, as
distinguished from its current modification
and administration after it
has ones tot e" adopted.
Wut Bill Vitkout Complications.
"Congress nAUSt, of course, pass appropriation
measures, and in this
connection mutt decide on many
questions of salavy adjustment.'Herein
we believe lies* the hope of immediate
aotion on reclassification. If a
reclassification hi If' is drafted before
Congress meets by Vmembers of the
House civil service committee, including
simple standard schedules of
compensation and a careful estimate
of immediate cost and ttltimate economies.
and if this measure meets with
general approval, its eac'y passage
would enable the approprfgtions committees
to apply the new* schedules
in reviewing the estimate's and in
preparing the appropriation a*, ts.
"Such a plan has already bdfn suggested
by the chairman of the\House
appropriations committee. It it* to be
Assumed that the reclassification^commission's
recommendations and yupporting
data will be a basis for .the
new measure; that the class!flc&t\on
can be extended by analogy and other wise
to the entire field service; and'
that department heads will base their*
estimates tor the next fiscal year, ae
far as possible^ on reclassification
pitaeWMu" a
State Closes Case Against
One of Two Indicted for
Sandy Spring Crimes.
FREDERICK. Md.. September 28 ?
The state today closed its case against
1 Clarence J Adams. Camden, N J., in.
dieted with J. Thomas Penderghast
i and John W. Mitchell of Philadelphia,
i for looting the Sandy Spring. Md.,
1 Bank and for the murder of Francis
> II. Hallowell, a director. It required
i almost a day and a half to examine
the witnesses, the majority of whom '
luenutifii either Adamr. Penderghast
or Mitchell. Now the life of Adams
hangs on the proving of an ulibi
showing that he was in Philadelphia
April 2(1, the day of the Sandy Spring
r crime.
' At noon John W. Hesser. jr.. salea
5 manager of John H. Jolley & Co..
" Philadelphia, tinners, was on the
* stand. Hesser testified that Adams
5 personally appeared in the J. H. Jol"
ley & Co plant April 26 and purchased
a piece of zinc. Hesser said
5 that the store had been closed be'
tween 12 and 1 o'clock, the lunch hour.
1 and that Adams appeared immediate8
ly after the reopening of the store,
purchased the piece of zinc and asked
1 that it be cut up for him.
1 As the firm does not work up its
f own material. Adams cut the zinc.
" Adams told Hessed to keep the re"
mainder of the zinc and that he would
" call later. Adams wrote his name in
'* pencil on the zinc, which was thrown
f into a bin. The zinc with Adams' name
' thereon in lead pencil was exhibited
in court.
I To Photoc raph Fingerprints.
Handwriting experts will compare
o the name on the exhibit and make a
t photograph of fingerprints, which will
o be compared with Adams' criminal
>f record. These two features will play
t an important part in deciding the
d case. Adams explained that he puri
chased the zinc to make fictitious au
tomobile license tags for an automobile
he stole in Camden. N*. J.
s The state closed its case with exd
amination of witnesses residing near
e Mount Airy, Md. All testified that
y Adams had been in that section of
Howard county three days before the
Sandy Spring crime. Mrs. Mary Pickett.
Mount Airy, proprietress of a
* boarding house, testified that Adams
* stopped at her home on the night of
x April 24. Adams represented to Mrs.
c Pickett that he was an organist in a
? Presbyterian church of Pittsburgh.
II Pa. He also exhibited road maps and
' asked directions of roads leading to
y and from Sandy Spring. Md. The
'" court next adjourned for lunch.
In opening the case Attorney John )
n A. Garrett, Rockville, named by the
* court as Adams' counsel, said that
he expected to be able to present
SAVP.rfll wit nAfiiihs ?'hn wrvttlH Ko oKla
s to prove an alibi for Adams. showing
_ that Adams was not in Montgomery
y county the day of the crime,
h Adams la Identified.
y Alvin B. Thomas, president of the
? bank, and Miss Sally Brook, a bookkeeper
in the bank, were positive in
their identification of Adams. Miss
j Brook said she had not seen Adams
? since the robbery, but when confronted
with him in the crowded court- i
room yesterday she, without any
hesitancy, pointed him out as having
been one of the bandits.
President Thomas made a dramatic
witness. Over seventy-seven years of
age, his answers under'severe crossexamination
were crisp and positive,
k He could not be shaken in his asser'
tion that Adams was one of the four
I men who had heid them up. He menII
tioned that he bad identified John Kel->
- ly. also indicted for the crime. Kelly
a escaped from the Baltimore jail.
"1 pleaded with Adams not to shoot,**
i. said Mr. Thomas. "I told him to take
t what he wanted, but not to kill. I am
sure Adams is the man who held me
V covered. I could never forget his
s face, his eyes or his voice. No, never
- in my life. I am positive he is the
s man."
? Penderghast Not in Buk.
y While several witnesses identified
Adams and Mitchell as having been
. two of the five men who looted the
j bank and killed Mr. Haiiowell, Joe
t Thomas Penderghast, the third man
^ on trial, was not identified as having
s been in the bank. However, several i
( witnesses said that he was the man
j who drove the car.
In the afternoon Penderghast
f created the sensation. When W. H.
. Burres of Montgomery county testi]
fled that he had pulled what ia bef
lieved to be the bandit car from a
r mud bole and ifrat Penderghast was
" one of the men and was about to
touch him on the shoulder in identification
when Penderghast said in an
undertone: "You never saw me before.
keep your hands off me."
Francis Miller, assistant cashier of
the bank, and Asa Stabler, associated
with the bank for over fifty-three
years, were unable to identify any of '
| the men here. They stated they had
positively identified Kelly.
Margaret Thorne. a negro woman.
Ti'hn ]!vpa noor Hnvtnn anH nonro-o V
- Brown, who conducts a garage at
Dayton. Howard county, were unable
to say whether Adams or Mitchell
were in the bandit car, but both
identified Penderghast as the driver
when the machine stopped in front of
r their home
. Robert Dee Williams, negro, a blacksmith,
Atholonee, Howard county,
told how he saw the men in front of (
i his shop on the morning of the robbery.
He identified Adams.
Stanley Mitchell, who lives within
three miles of Sandy Spring, and Rev.
Lawrence B. Propst, pastor of Fulton
Church, identified Adams.
Every precaution is being taken to
prevent a jail delivery or an escape.
A guard of about twenty-five men
has been provided and the three prisoners
are entirely surrounded on the
trip to and from the jail.
Bolshevik Maneuvers in Czechoslovakia
Affect Ministry.
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, September
27.?A considerable stir has been
created in political circles here over
propaganda directed by M. Hillerson, f
principal representative of the Rus- <
sian Red Cross in Czechoslovakia. In
some circles it is asserted the bolshevist
intrigue has brought about a
ministerial crisis.
Dr. Edward Beres. the foreign minister.
in reply to a question in parliament,
said no foreign citizen would
be allowed to interfere in the domestic
politics of Czechoslovakia.
I When Coffee!
* begins topiay 1
uankswflnycmr B
nerves ordtges- 1
tkm. Quit comse |
ten days, di ii A in^ |
in its place.
uteres m mmm
jA^Si V

xml | txt