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OF ARMSTO CHINA
President, by Proclamation,
Recognizes Conditions of
ACTION UNDER NEW LAW
Penalty for Violation May Be Fine
Up to $10,000, Term Up to Two
Years, or Both.
President Harding, by official proc
lamation yesterday, prohibited ship
ment of arms from the United States
to China, in accordance with joint
resolution of Congress, January 31,
1922, providing for such action by the
President when he found "conditions
of domestic violence" which might be
promoted "by the use of arms or mu
nitions of war procured from the
Punishment for violation of the ex
ecutive order is provided by the joint
resolution as "a fine not exceeding
$10,000" or "imprisonment not ex
ceeding two years, or both."
Calling attention to this, the Presi
dent in his proclamation declared, "I
do hereby warn them that all viola
tions of such provisions will be rig
The President delegated to the Sec
retary of State the power of "pre
scribing exceptions and limitations"
to the application of the joint reso
Text of Proclamation.
The text of the President's proc
"Whereas section 1 of joint reso
lution of Congress, entitled a 'Joint
resolution to prohibit the exporta
tion of arms or munitions of war
from the United States to certain
countries, and for other purposes.'
approved January 31, 1922, provides
" 'That whenever the President
finds that in any American country,
or in any country in which the
United States exercises extraterri
torial jurisdiction, conditions of do
mestic violence exist which are or
may be promoted by the use of arms
or munitions of war procured from
the United States, and makes proc
lamation thereof, It shall be unlaw
ful to export, except under such lim
itations and exceptions as the Presi
dent prescribes, any arms or muni
tions of war from any place in the
United States to such country until
otherwise ordered by the President
or by Conerress';
"And whereas, it is provided by
section 2 of the said joint resolu
tion that 'whoever exports any arms
or munitions of war in violation of
section 1 shall, on conviction, be
punished by fine not exceeding
$10,000 or by imprisonment not ex
ceeding two years, or both':
"Now, therefore, I. Warren G. Hard
ing. President of the United States of
America, acting under and by virtue
of the authority conferred in and by
the said joint resolution of Congress,
do hereby declare and proclaim that
I have found that ther6 exist in China
such conditions of domestic violence
which are or may be promoted by the
use of arms or munitions of war pro
cured from the United States as con
templated by the said joint resolution;
and I do hereby admonish all citizens
of the United States and every person
to abstain from violation of the pro
visions of the joint resolution above
set forth, hereby made applicable to
China, and I do hereby warn them that
all violation of such provisions will
be rigorously prosecuted.
I'rpM Diligent Actton.
"And I do hereby enjoin'upon all
officers of the United States, charged
with the execution of the laws there
of. the utmost diligence in presenting
violations of the said joint resolution
and this, my proclamation, issued
thereunder, and in bringing to trial
and punishment any offenders against
the same. ?
"And I do hereby delegate to the
Secretary of State the power of pre
scribing exceptions and limitations to
the application of the said joint reso
lution of January 31, 1922, as made ef
fective by this, my proclamation, is
EXODUS OF MENN0NITES
INTO MEXICO IS BEGUN
All Members of Sect to Move From
Canada Because of Interference
EL PASO. Tex., March 7.?One hun
dred and fifteen Mennonite men, wom
en and children en route from Can
ada, together with household goods,
cows, poultry, farm implements and
general supplies, crossed the boundary
here yesterday and started for their
new homes in Mexico.
Another special 1 train carrying
about the same number of immigrants
is due this afternoon, and a third
contingent will arrive in two or three
days, according to an announcement
made at the Mexican consulate.
The arrivals are in charge of Elder
J. C. Hildebrand, who said the sect
plans to move the entire Mennonite
population of Canada into Mexico. The
movement probably will take two or
Two hundred thousand acres have
been purchased in southern Chihuahua
and northern Durango as a nucleus
of the colony's holdings.
The Mennonites are moving into
Mexico, the elder said, under the
promise of the government that they
will in no way be interfered with in
their religious customs and educa
tional system nor subject" to military
The Mennonites' complaint in Can
ada was over the public school system
of that country, the sect maintaining
that the Mennonite children' should
not be required to attend Dominion
schools, he said. Another complaint
was over military service. The sect
refuses to contribute to warfare in
Elder Hildebrand said his people are
a simple folk, practicing the virtues
praised by poets of the Gray and
Goldsmith type, living on farms and
devoting their labors to production as
much as possible and to trading as
little as possible.
"TRILLION" CLAIM VALID.
Claimant to All Money in World
Cannot Collect It.
SAN JOSE. Calif., March 7?Henry
B. Stuart has a valid claim to all the
money there is in the world, and some
besides, but he never will collect It.
Judge J. R. Welch in superior court
entered a formal decree making record
of the judgment he granted Stuart
against George Jones last week for
The sum represents $100. the prin
cipal of a promissory note executed by
Jones in 1897. with interest at 10 per
cent compounded monthly.
The court also allowed Stuart 7 per
cent on the sum named until Jones pays
it. Stuart admits he would be will
ing to settle the judgment for one year's
BANK HEAD SENT TO JAIL.
OMAHA, Neb.. March 7.?W. V.
% Mathews, formerly president of the
now defunct Pioneer State Bank of
Omaha, was sentenced to serve from
one to ten years in the state prison
today by District Judge Leslie, be
fore whom he recently pleaded guilty
tc a charge of embezzling $200,000 of
the bank's funds.
Every year the number of women
? In New York city is increasing more
^ rapidly than the number of men.
IS AGAIN THE GOAL
OF GOLD SEEKERS
Bjr the Associated Press.
SAN SALVADOR, March 7?A
party of American treasure seek
ers has reached San Jose, Costa
Rica, and applied to the govern
ment for permission to search for
gold that is supposed to have been
buried on Cocos island. This island,
545 miles west-southwest of Pan
ama, is the locale of Robert Louis
Stevenson's "Treasure Island."
Adventurers have at one time
and another visited this uninhabit
ed spot in search of Spanish gold
which Capt. W. L. Morgan and his
pirate crt w are supposed to have
stolen from Spanish churches in
Peru in 1320. They invariably re
BILL WAXES BITTER
Secretary Fall Flayed by Gif
ford Pinchot for Alaskan
Reflections of the controversy be
tween Gifford Pinchot, chief of the
United States forest service under
President Taft. and former Secretary
of the Interior Baliinger came to
light within the past week in the
course of conversation by mail be
tween the present Secretary of the
Interior. Albert B. Fall, and a mem
ber of Congress, concerning proposed
legislation for administration of the
forest preserves of Alaska.
Secretary Fall's stand un forest ad
minlstri.tion in the newest territory
has brought down up?n his head the
wrath of -Mr. Pinchot, according to
Mr. Fail. Results of the difference
between the two men have become ap
parent, the Interior Secretary points
out, in issuance recently of a bulle
tin by the American Forestry Asso
ciation in which the whole proposed
policy of administration of the forest
reserves in Alaska is attacked.
The Secretary of the Interior has
publicly announced that he approves
passage by Congress either of the bill
authorizing the President to allocate
and co-ordinate the duties of the dif
ferent bureaus now having jurisdic
tion over activities and property of
the national government in Alaska, or
a bill of similar character vesting in
the Interior Secretary the authority
over most of such activities, by trans
ferring to the Interior Department of
flces of such bureaus operating in
Want* Work Co-Ordluated.
Among these activities was admin
istration of the forests in Alaska, to
the end that the work of the Interior
Department might be co-ordinated,
by transfer of the forests to the In
terior Department, administration of
the mining laws, the agricultural en
try laws, construction of roads and
other methods of transportation.
On the press sheet purported to be
issued by the American Forestry As
sociation appeared an Interview quot
ing from Col. Greeley, chief of the
forest service, headed "Who Chal
lenges Plan to Get Control Over
Alaska's Forests." The article went
or. to state that "Secretary of the
Interior A. B. Fall is apparently chief
sponsor of this movement, as he was
the chief sponsor for the so-called
Curry bill. This btll is directed
against continued public control of
the great natural resources of Alaska.
A more daring piece of legislation
has not been attempted in our time. \
The vast wealth of the great empire j
of Alaska was to be turned over to
an absolutely irresponsible body, ]
from which the people of Alaska and
the people of the United States
would have no appeal whatsoever."
Secretary Fall says he was absent
when this sheet was sent out. but
was advised of it by telegraph. "The
chiefs of several of the bureaus of
this department whose efforts to ad
minister the public laws are bo fre
quently hampered by activities of the
forestry bureau and of Mr. Pinchot."
he added, "were outraged at this
vicious and unwarranted attack oil
the head of a co-ordinate department
of the government."
The matter was brought to the at- 1
tention of President Harding and a
public statement issued bearing on
the matter, which put up to Congress
the matter of dealing with the for
est domain, insofar as regards legis
Secretary Fall said he was opposed
to selling timber from the public
domain to China and Japan, that he
would not permit any of the timber
thus cut to be taken out of the United
States and that he would not permit i
the cutting of timber at the head
waters of rivers. He added that he
did not charge that the forest service
was cutting timber for the purpose
of selling it to China and Japan, but
that this was the ultimate disposi
tion of a great deal of timber which
had been cut for commercial purposes
In this country.
The Interior Secretary points out
that, in his opinion, what Alaska
I needs for Its development is the brain
! and strength of the "virile young
I American manhood, so conspicuously
i represented by the veterans of the
"A national policy which will make
available the undeveloped resources
of Alaska will enable 'hem to gratify
their.desire to intermingle again with
civilians and permit them to follow
the course pursued by their fathers,"
he adds. "It was the ancestors of
(these men who placed more than seven
billions of dollars of accumulated in
destructible wealth in the Treasury of
the United States and converted it
into taxable property, together with
ten times seven billions in developing
the resources and In building up the
Rocky mountain states.
Xeed of Prlvnte Capital.
"It Is my firm conviction that in
deep prospecting in Alaska it will be
necessary for Congress either to lib
eralize the laws, to the end that pri
vate capital may be invited, with an
opportunity to earn sufficient rewards
to justify taking the gambler's chance,
or in lieu thereof provide a revolving
fund to be used by some department
of this government in the sinking of
experimental oil wells and in pros
pecting for non-metalliferous mineral
"A small revolving fund would do
the work'. The same policy should
be pursued upon the public lands of
the United States. Right develop
ment in Alaska should be pursued
upon the comprehensive plan re
ported long since by the Alaskan
engineering commission and the
Alaskan road commission, that freight
for the now completed government
road may be delivered to it from the
wonderful mineral deposits of the
Kantlshna. Mount McKinley and other
Secretary Fall adds that Congress
should provide a proper working or
ganization and adopt a comprehensive
I plan of development embracing trans
portation by railroads, boat, dirt,
road, dog road, trail, etc., the best
utilization of non-metalliferous min
eral deposists and other resources in
mineral lards and water.
Senator Capper, chairman of the:
farm bloc of the Senate, predicted to
day that the agricultural group in
Congress would oppose strongly the
proposal to take the forest service
from the Department of Agriculture
and place it under the Interior De
partment, rs advocated by Secretary
Fall of the Department of the In
Senator Capper said that he himself
was strongly opposed to such a plan.
He indicated that the farm bloc would
fight any such legislation, even If It
were proposed by the administration.
GETS ROYAL FLUSH AND DIES.
NEWARK. N. J.. March 7?Max
Wltkofski drew a pat royal flush In
a midnight game at the home of Mi
Before he could open the pot he
pitched forward on the table, dead. A
physician said heart failure was the
Secretary Davis NofeReady to
Report, But Opposition Is
The Secretary of Labor In "not pre
pared to make public th4 progress
made" in the negotiations of the
Labor Department with soft coal
| mine operators in the cenyrai com
; petitive field. Secretary Davis de
; clared today. The Labor Department
is acting at the request of President
| Harding in arranging: a conference
between mine workers and mine own
ers before Aj>ril 1, when a national
strike in union fields Is threatened.
It was understood today that a
considerable number of mine; opera
tors. especially in Pennsylvania, have
indicated their refusal to enter a na
tional conference with the union on
the ground that they do not "intend
again to join in national wage-fixing
agreements. They have, in some-cases,
proposed the alternative of making
state or district wage agreements to
replace wage contracts which ^expire
April 1. ;
Production Jumps 40 Per Cent.
"The telegraphic correspondency be
tween the international president of
I the United Mine Workers. John L.
Lewis, and Prosldent Farrington of
the Illinois miners," Secretary Davis
said in a statement on the question of
local adjustment, "regarding separate
state conferences indicates there will
be no move to secure separate state
agreements in the central competitive
In the bituminous field, he addled,
"coal production has jumped about 40
per cent during the last seven weeks,
or an increase of about 600,000 tons
l daily, the bulk of which goes into
storage and indicates a further ma
terial increase in coal surplus."
Field Contract Basis.
The central competitive field in
cludes the states of Pennsylvania. In
diana, Ohio. Illinois and part of West
Virginia, where under previous ar
rangements in the industry a practi
cally uniform scale of wages has been
adopted under contracts between the
unions and mine operators. The cen
tral field contract has been used as a
basis for wage contracts in all the
outlying fields in the United States.
James Lord, head of the mining sec
tion of the American Federation of
Labor, issued a review of recetH coai
mine wage negotiations, in which he
said that "operators up to this time
are in violation of the agreement"
contained in the national wage con
tracts which expire April 1, because
they have not entered a conference to
Rely on Non-Union Mines.
Government officials observing de
velopments in the situation that
threatenes to bring on a national coal
strike at the end of the coal year, on
April 1. were inclined today to agree
with Secretary of Labor Davis and J.
D. A. Morrow, vice president of the
National Coal Association, that non
union mines may be pushed to a maxi
mum production of about 7.000.000
tens weekly?enough to meet current
Secretary of Labor Davis will not
spoak of the developments that have
taken place since he sent out over
tures to the miners and operators at
the suggestion of President Harding.
The Labor Secretary, however, be
lieves that non-union mines, now pro
ducing about 6.000.000 tons of coal a
v/eek. may be pushed to produce nearly
10.000.000 tons?an amount sufficient to
save railroads and public utilities
from suffering from lack of fuel.
Mr. Morrow has presented the In
terstate Commerce Commission with
figures showing production at non
; union mines, which are believed to be
valuable in arriving at an estimate of
the tonnage that may be produced in
in the non-union fields in the event of
UNION EXECUTIVES MEET.
Strike Vote Indicates Big Majority
INDIANAPOLIS. March 7.?Facing
many problems arising particularly
from the threatened coal strike on
April 1. the executive board of the
United Mine Workers of America met
here today with members, expecting
to center attention on conditions pre
vailing in various coal fields through
out the United States and Canada.
No decisions affecting the strike
possibilities were expected to be made
I by the board, whose members said all
such matters were to be referred to
the union's policy committee, which is
now being formed by various district
organizations of the union selecting
their committeemen. A meeting of
the committee before April 1 will
probably be called, according to board
The strike vote, which is to be
completed by the miners next Fri
day, indicates a heavy vote favoring
a walkout unless a new wage agree
ment is reached, According to reports
brought to union headquarters by
early arrivals for the board meeting.
No figures, however, were available,
but the board members referred to
what they termed the general senti
ment among the workers. Aside from
the strike vote the board members
indicated their session would be
largely devoted to exchange of re
ports on the condition of the union in
JOINT RECITAL GIVEN
FOR SERVICE STARS
Proceeds of $2,500 Result of Bene
fit at Home of Mrs. H. F.
Ernest Schelllng, piano virtuso, and
Mrs. Logan Feland. soprano, of Wash?
lngton, gave a Joint recital last night
at the home of Mrs. H. F. Dimock, 1301
16th street, for the benefit of the Wal
ter Reed service stars in the Victory
Proceeds of the evening amounted
to about $2,500, it was said.
Mr. Schelling. who is described as
"America's master pianist," played the
following program: "Fantasy in G
Minor," "Prelude, E Flat Minor," -and
'"Organ Fugue in C Minor," all by Bach;
"Au Jardin de Vleux" and "Etude, F
Sharp," by Blanchet; "Valoncienne,"
Granados; "Serenata," Albieuz, and
dude, "Waltz in F Sharp." and "Bal
lade in A Flat," all by Chopin.
Mrs. Feland rendered the following
"Carnival," Schumann; "Song of
Thanksgiving." Allitsen; "Alone Upon
the Hou.-? Top." Galloway; "The
Danza." Chadwick, and as an encore,
"Lest We Forget."
INFORMATION ON TAXES.
Taxpayers desiring to change their
accounting period from the calendar
year to fiscal year basis should make
application to the collector of the
District for forwarding to the com
missioner of internal revenue. Com
missioner Blair announced today.
Instructions Issued by the com
missioner designate six items which
should be covered fully, It was ex
plained, so that "the necessary data
are furnished before forwarding to
this office, in order that action there
on may be expedited."
Persons who had been reporting on
a. calendar year basis and this year
desire to change to the fiscal year,
the instructions state, "must show
that they keep books of account or
other competent records in which is
accurately reflected all Income from
whatever sources derived, and that
it is the Intention to maintain and
close such books on the fiscal year
The changes In accounting periods
will be granted only through the col
lectors of the districts. It was said.
HANDIWORK OF FOREIGN CHILDREN ON EXHIBIT.
Toy* nnd clothe* made by junior Red Ci-om member* In Csechonlovakla, Belgium and Ttaly, which have
been went to the school children of Wa*hington in gratitude for their former contribution* of plaything* and
clothing material*. They will be exhibited In all of the Di*tifct public school* by Ml** A. May Atlee.
SLAIN MISSIONARY "BLOOD BROTHER"
TO NOTED BANDIT CHIEF IN TIBET
Dr. A. Lfl Shclton, medical mis
sionary to Tibet, news of whose
death at the hands of bandits, near
Batang, has just been cabled to
America, was In daily contact for
nearly seventeen years with all
manner of types among the bar
barians who surrounded his home
and hospital. Dr. Shelton lectured
in Washington December 3, 1920.
before the National Geographic
In a recent article in the Na
tional Geographic Magazine he
told of earning the blood-brother
hood of one of the notorious bri
gand chiefs of the eastern border
of Tibet, an alliance which may
well mean that his death at the
hands of other bandits may have
The bandit chief was Lozong.
who came to offer his services to
the Tibetan governor in Gartok.
Tib?t, at the time that Dr. Shelton
was the governor's guest.
Bandit Makes Proposal. '
? "During our stay," wrote Dr.
Shelton. "Lozong and I became
quite good friends, often visiting
eaih other. One day he proposed
to me that we should be brothers.
According to thin custom among
the people of Kham, when two
parsons like each other very much
they draw up an agreement de
claring that they are brothers and
that they will help and stand by
each other through all things.
"When Lozong made the proposal
I told him that 1 could not ac
" 'SVhy not?' said he. 'We are
" 'Tes,' I replied, 'I know we are
friends, but you occasionally kill
people, and you rob. and you drink
whisky, and I cannot do these
"He did not like that at all. He
went away, but two or three days
later he came back again.
"'Well.' he said, 'if your religion
will not allow you -to become
brother with me, since you say
you came here to help people and
not to kill them, what will your re
ligion allow you to do?'
? "I told him something of our
purpose and of our faith, and he
went away again. Two or three
days later he came back, all
" Tve got things all fixed up
now/ he said. 'We can be broth
ers, all right. I went up to the
high priest this morning and took
an oath that I will not kill any
body, that I will not rob and that
I will not drink whisky.'
"I assured him that I was great
" 'Then,' he said, as he reached,
inside his gown and pulled out a
paper, 'How is this?'
"He had it all written out and
proceeded to read the paper to me.
It ran somewhat in this fashion:
Warned to Keep Hand* Off.
"'In view of the fact that Gen.
Lozong (he called himself general)
and Dr. Shelton have both taken
an oath that they will not kill any
body, they will not rob any one.
they will not drink whisky, they
have decided to be brothers.'
"He enumerated several other
conditions, and, in closing, said:
'And. furthermore, this is to give
notice to any one that if you ever
molest Dr. Shelton in any way I
will bring a thousand men and
wipe you off the face of the
COMMISSIONER OYSTER GETS 6,000
CALLING CARDS IN ELEVEN MONTHS
Commissioner James F. Oyster
has started a new type of survey
for the District. It is on the topic
of visitors to the office of the
Commissioners. To date exactly
6,000 callers have laid their cards
before him during the past eleven
months. Counting days off. Sun- I
days and* holidays, the number of
visitors has hit a general average
I of about twenty or twenty-five
| per day.
j If the average caller takes up
approximately ten minutes of the
Commissioner's time, it would ap
pear that during this period ap
Board Hears Most Employes
in Similar Trades Get
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, March 7.?The men en
gaged in work comparable to that
done on railroads,, employed in 6.327
Industries in twenty-eight of the west
ern states, are receiving wages much
lower than those paid to employes of
the railroad|S, according to a state
ment read today by J. W. Hlgglns, ex
ecutive secretary of the Association of
Western Railways, before the United
States Railroad Labor Board, at its
hearing concerning wage disputes be
tween employes and the roads.
According to the statement, pre
pared after an exhaustive survey, of
the 318,893 employes of all classes
studied in other industries, 247,866, or
77.7S per cent, were getting wages in
DecenVber, 1921, lower than those paid
by railroads for similar services. The
statement said that In Arkansas. Ari
zona, Kentucky Michigan, Mississippi
and Tennessee, more than 90 per cent
of employes in other industries are
paid less than railroad wages.
Mr. Higgins said that while the
roads wish the wages paid to be fair
and adequate, it was not believed that
the transportation act Intended a flat
rate to prevail throughout the coun
trv, and, in addition t& citing statis
tics showing the difference In wages
paid common labor in principal cities
of the west, presented data to show
that 89.5 per cent of the men in the
metal crafts in other industries re
ceive lower wages than men doing the
same work for railroads.
BEATEN BY KIDNAPERS.
Man Seized Second Victim at Ports
mouth in Few Bays.
PORTSMOUTH, Va.. March 7?Po
lice today are searching for unknown
occupants of two automobiles who
last night kidnapped Otto Notting
ham, young married man of this city,
from his home, took him beyond the
city limits and administered a: severe
Nottingham is not seriojiSly injured,
his captors contenting themselves
with beating him with their fists.
This is the second time within a
week that a resident of this vicinity
has been attacked by gangs and
beaten. No motive has been ascribed
in either case.
proximately three or four hours a
day at the least are being: used to
take care of callers having busi
ness with the Commissioner.
This is entirely outside the time
used by the Commissioner in in
terviewing officials of the District
government. It is also without
the pale of the Public Utilities Com
mission. And also the zoning com
| mission does not infringe on this
time. Give the Commissioner an
average of only an hour a day
for each of these commission
duties, and he has about two hours,
or one-quarter of an eight-hour
day, left for the transaction of
routine business and to take care
of new matters which are arising
constantly for his consideration.
m PLANNED FOR
House Resolution Limited to
A resolution authorizing; an appro
priation of $2,000 to defray expenses
of members of the military committee
who will visit the government's war
projects at Muscle Shoals, Ala., was
Introduced today In the House by
Chairman Kahn. j
The resolution included only au
thorization for the committeemen to
make the trip and did not open the
invitation to House members gener
In announcing the introduction of
the resolution Mr. Kahn informed the
committeemen that he had received
a telegram from Gen. Pershing, re
questing them to include Camp Ben
ning, Ga., .in this trip. The commit
tee took the general's invitation un
der advisement, awaiting action by
the House on its passage before de
ciding upon an itinerary.
W. B. Mayo, representing Henry
Ford, described to the committee to
day the alterations which he recently
announced Mr. Ford had agreed to
make . in his proposal for purchase
and lease of the Muscle Shoals proj
ects. One of these contemplated in
sertions of a c'.aijee fixing a paid
capitalization "of not leas than |10,
000,000" for the company, Mr. Ford
would create to operate Muscle
Inclusion of such a provision in the
terms of the offer wks recommended
by Secretary Weeks when he sent
it to Congress in order that the
government's interest might be safe
guarded against possible failure of
the company to execute the contract
in good faith.
The second alteration presented by
Mr. Ford's spokesman Involved the
Inclusion of a definite guarantee for
the company to manufacture "com
mercial fertilizers." The original
proposal only bound the company to
manufacture "nitrogen and other
The witness said Mr. Ford had not
agreed to reduce the lease period for
the Muscle Shoals properties from
100 to 50 years.
"Then," said Representative Greene,
republican. Vermont, "we understand
that he stands pat on that."
Miss Florence Milligan and Dr.
Marjorle O'Connell of New York are
walking from New York to San Fran
Writing From Atlantic City,
Says He and Wife
B.r the Associated Press.
LOS ANGELES. Calif., March 7.
Police detectives and agents of the
district attorney planned further in- !
vestigation today of the letter re
ceived from Atlantic City, N. J., pur
porting to be a confession to the I
murder here February 1 of William
Desmond Taylor, film director.
"We South Americans always take |
caro of our women," read a part of !
the lettei which the police made pub
lic, and the name signed to it was
said to be that of a man prominently
connected with the motion picture in
dustry here, whose wife was believed
to be a native of South America. The
man left Los Angeles about the time
of the murder, it was said, and the <
, police previously had considered him
I in their investigation.
The letter was said to detail the
wife's confession to her husband of j
, an "affair" with the director, who i
later had qast her aside, whereupon
| she told her husband and the two of
them planned and executed the slay- 1
SUICIDE BELIEVED SANDS.
Body Said to Besemble That of Tay- j
HARTFORD. Conn.. March 7.?The
Connecticut state police have renewed
their investigation Into the mystery
of the suicide of a man at Warehouse
Point, Conn., whose body was l'ound
February 19 with a bullet hole In the
head. It is understood the state police
believe the body may be that of Ed
ward F. Sands, missing secretary of
William D. Taylor, slain film director.
In it's account of the state police ?r
tlvtties, the Hartford Courant this
morning described the similarity be
tween the description of Sands and
the description of the body found at
Warehouse Point. The body is de
scribed as being that of a man about
j twenty-seven years old, five feet nine
inches tall, weight about 170 pounds,
light complexion and heavy brown
The body was found on the shore of '
the Connecticut river and a pistol was ]
nearby. The clothing was of good
' quality and there was *235 In the
pockets. All labels and laundry marks
I had been cut out of the man's cloth
ing. After several futile attempts
to identify the body, it was buried a
few days ago In Windsor Locks.
I Coroner Calhoun of Hartford county
I had expressed the opinion that it was
j a case of suicide.
Reports that Sands has been in
Connecticut have been published
here. It is said that under the name
of Pete Snyder he served in the navy
at New. London during the war and
deserted in January, 1919. It Is de
clared that before the United States
entered the war he served a sen
tence of one year in the naval prison
at Portsmouth, N. H., for embexxle
ARMY BARRACKS BURN.
Eight Buildings at Plattsburg De- j
stroyed by Fire.
PLATTSBURG, N. Y.. March 7.?
| Eight long wooden buildings at the
I Plattsburg barracks used for quarter
! master's supplies were destroyed by
fire early today. Army officers de
clined to estimate the loss, but it was
known that it would be many thou
sands of dollars. The buildings were
erected for the reserve officers train
ing camp and the contents of all but
three were destroyed. Soldiers saved
the property in others.
The fire, which was discovered a
few minutes after midnight, was)
under control two hours later. 1
TEST 2,000,000 EYES.
New York School Authorities Are
Observing: Health Day.
NEW YORK, March 7?Nearly
million boys and girls of New York's
public schools will have their eyes
tested before today Is over. This Is
health day In the schools, and the
j Eyesight Conservation Association
of America is co-operating with the
school authorities In arranging the
wholesale eye testing. !
In addition, the organization will '
distribute 250,000 copies of a pam- i
phlet on the care of the eyes.
Teachers In the schools will co
operate in the examinations for de
fects of vision. Ears, teeth, nutri- |
tion and nasal breathing will be |
WINS DIVORCE SUIT.
Mrs. Mary B. Spencer Freed From
Major on Non-Support Flea.
NEWPORT. R. I.. March 7.?A di
vorce was granted yesterday to Mrs.
Mary R. Spencer, wife of MaJ. Loril
lard Spencer, Jr., of New York and
this city, by Judge Capotosto of the
superior court. The suit was brought
on grounds of non-support.
Mrs. Spencer, daughter of Mrs.
Frederic P. Sands of Newport, was
married to MaJ. Spencer here in Sep
tember. l?0o. They have one minor
child, now In the custody of Mr?.
Spencer, for whom no provision was
made In the divorce decree.
Philadelphia has 263 woman physi
cians and nine female clergymen.
"C-7; NOT SEA SERPENT!" !
IN CORRECTING ERROR
The legislative grind In the
House was halted yesterday to cor
rect an error in the Congressional
Record, which brought a recol
lection of summer resort advertis
ing in the dull seasons.
"On page so and so of the
Record," said Representative Lan
ham, democrat, Texas, the com
plainant, holding aloft a bound
volume of the Congressional
Daily, "I am made to say that they
have not lost any of the helium
out of the sea sel-pent in any of
its flights. I did not say sea ser
pent; I said C-7, which is some
New York Scientist May Be
gin His Inquiry With
By the Associated Press.
HALIFAX, N\ S.. March 7.?Dr. Wal
ter Franklin Prince, director of the
American Institute of Scientific Re
search of New York, started yester
day for Caledonia Mills to investigate
the pranks of the reputed Antigonish
ghost that caused the family of Alex
ander McDonald to flee the "haunted"
McDonald home several weeks ago.
A photographer and an artist ac
companied the scientist. Dr. Prince
declaring he expected to photograph
the eerie tenant of the McDonald
homestead. The trip will take two
Refuses Large Offer.
Dr. Prince said he had refused sev
eral lar;tvi money offers from Amer
ican newspapers for stories of his ex
Before leaving for the ghost's re
puted lair. Dr. Prince intimated he
might begin his investigation by
cross-examining Mary Ellen McDon
ald, the farmer's foster daughter, and
her sweetheart. This, he suggested,
might be expected to provide him
with a starting place from which to
trace the mystery to its origin.
In outlining his plan of investiga
tion. Dr. Prince said he hoped to per
suade McDonald to move his effects
backs to the "haunted" house, par
ticularly the articles reported to have
caught fire mysteriously while farm
fclk of the neighborhood were watch
ing. He said it was his intention to
spend his first night In the house in a
room by himself, adding that he ex
pected to be very tired, and had al
ways found ghosts considerate enough
not to interfere with the sleep of a
Carries Set of Bells. j
The scientist had with him a mys- j
terious looking contrivance, including \
a set of bells, the function of which |
he did not explain. He admitted, how- ;
ever, that he would have them near
him on his first night in the realm of j
At Caledonia Mills, the physician
said, he would be joined by an archi
tect who would take accurate meas
uiements of the house.
HOME INTEREST CLUB
TO GIVE STYLE EXHIBIT
Show Will Be to Teach How to
Dress Stylishly But Con
To show women how to dress styl
ishly but conservatively, the Home
Interest Club of Takoma Park will
give an educational style exhibit in
the Takoma Park Library Thursday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Mrs. R. A.
Ramsey, president of the club, who
has been instrumental in arranging
the affair, has invited members of
the Friendship Club and the Civic
Study Club of Takoma Park to wit
ness the exhibit.
Four women of various types will
; be models in the show. One will be i
i tall and stately, another with aubu. n !
hair, the third with hoary hair, and !
the fourth short and stout. Miss
Alice T. Buchanan will talk on
"Clothes and How to Wear Them."
The style show also will be given
at the Wilson Normal Community
Center Friday night, under the direc
tion of Mrs. Ida E. Kebler, commu
nity secretary. It was Mrs. Kebler
who first started interest in the edu
cational style shows a year ago, and
since then the idea has spread to
schools, clubs and community cen
ters throughout the city. The Wil
son Normal School will join with the
community center in giving the show, i
One of the four models at the com- j
munity center show will be a Wilson
Normal School student. Miss Buch
anan also will speak on clothes at
this show. i
JAPANESE TO BE PUPILS
Those in Yakima Valley to Attend
School?Adopt Other Means of
By the Associated Press.
YAKIMA, Wash., March 7.?All
Japanese in the Yakima \*alley who
do not speak English readily will be
gin at once to go to school as a re
sult of a meeting of Japanese which
considered the recent ruling of Sec
retary* of Interior Fall that only citi
zens be allowed to lease lands on
Indian reservations in the future.
The Japanese decided that one of
the reasons for the opposition to
them in the Wapato district is that
they do not sp<*ak English readily.
No member of the Japanese associa
tion henceforth is to trade anywhere
except with Wapato merchants,
though formerly many of them dealt
with fellow countrymen at Yakima
The thirty-two Japanese whose
leases expire this year are to be given
employment on the reservation by
other Japanese, with permission in
most cases to work on shares.
UNDER WATER 3 DAYS.
Diver With "Bends" Submerged as
NEW YORK, March 7.?Lying In
his rubber diving suit In a ??depres
sion tank" aboard the naval repair
ship Falcon, Torres Olson, deep sea
diver. Is gradually recovering from an
attack of the "bends" with which he
was stricken Saturday while working
on a. sunken barge, eighty-flve feet
down, at New London. Conn.
The tank is so constructed that a
deep sea pressure can be lessened
gradually. As the pressure goes
down. Olson is regaining use of the
lower part of his body, which was
BLINDS MAN WITH $15,000.
Dressed as a Woman, Yegg Shoots
Pistol of Ammonia.
PITTSBURGH, Pa? March 7.?
Dressed as & woman and armed with
a water toy pistol loaded with ammo
nia, a bandit today flred at Charles
Lazaro, a bank messenger carrying
tlS.000. as he alighted from, a street
car at Liberty and 6th avenues, a
busy business district. Lazaro, al
though blinded, held to his satchel
and grappled with the bandit. Po
liceman Clarence Tlmmons saw the
struggle and. rescuing Lazaro. arrest
ed the bandit, who gave his name as
Defers Resignation, But
Gives His Colleagues No
Pledge for Future.
WANTS TO GO TO GENOA
Expected to He tain Leadership Un
til Irish Legislation Has Been
By the A??orl?ted rmn.
LONDON. March 7.?Prime Minister
Lloyd George has deferred his rests
nation without giving his colleagues
any pledge aa to future action re
garding the premiership, according
to the most reliable sources of in
formation reaching the Associated
It is commonly accepted that h*
will retain leadership of the
ment until Irish legislation has been
completed and possibly unUl hj
Genoa conference. He is ^r?dited
with an earnest desire to go to Genoi
and will devote all of his time to
preparations for the trip during con
valescence at his country home in
Not Diplomatic Illness.
Nowhere has it been reliably sug
gested that his illness is assumed
I for diplomatic purposes and it 19 gen
' erally agreed by his friends that ne
I needs a complete rest. His supporters
I attribute his complaints as to lack ot
loyalty by conservative coalitionists
I essentially to nervous exhaustion. Tlve
! prime minister has held care-laden
ministerial offices for sixteen consec
I utive years, including the period or
his prime ministership. He stood up
during the most trying years of the
war and period of peace settlement
and his admirers declare that any
man of less hardy physique would
have collapsed long ago. They now
hope that for a time at least he will
be permitted to enjoy undisturbed
Sis Csllrarnn I'nlted.
| Westminster Gazette's political cor
respondent draws a picture of the
pressure exerted on him at Sunday
night's dinner to prevent his retire
ment and keep him within the coali
tion fold. This newspaper further
says that six unionist colleagues
united in efforts to bind him "safely
in the prison house of coalition."
"When the prison gaie was closed,'
the writer continues, "the prime min
ister went home and to bed exhaust
ed. and. If the truth be known, a
thoroughly beaten man. for he lacked
at the last moment courage to stake
all upon his freedom. He returned to
his jailers' keeping, striving to put
the best complexion to It all, but at
heart he was sick and sore."
Present Crisis Believed Passed.
Today's political observers vary a
great deal in their speculations as to
future attitude of the conservatives.
Some declare that their position is
improved and that there is a distinct
movement among the more sober con
servatives to rally in defense to the
coalition and prime minister. Others
assert Just as confidently that the
conservatives are quite out of hand
and are eager to turn against Austen
Chamberlain for his efforts to pro
The political crisis is over?until it
breaks out again?is the assertion of
one newspaper, and this statement in
some quarters is believed accurately
to describe the situation. Sir Arthur
Balfour's speech was eagerly awaited
today further to clarify a critical
Sheriff Learns of Move Against Ed
gar C. Frady.
MIAMI. Fla., March 7.?Acting on a
"tip" he said he considered reliable,
that Edgar C. Frady. Chicago auto
mobile man. who shot and killed his
wife here, was to be kidnaped from
the hospital and taken to Cuba aboard
a yacht waiting outside the harbor,
Sheriff Allen had Frady removed to
the county Jail and a special guard
thrown about the building.
The sheriff received information, he
said, that Chicago gunmen had been
ifnported, and that the plan only
awaited nightfall to be put into opera
tion. Frady's guards were to be over
powered, he was told, the sheriff de
clared. and Frady was to be rushed to
a speed boat lying in the Miami river.
This boat was to transfer the accused
slayer to another larger boat well at
sea, which was to whisk Frady be
yond the jurisdiction of the United
^The8 sheriff declared that when he
went to remove Frady the latter
begged to be permitted to spend one
more night in the hospital.
haysIn new job.
Assumes Duties as Head of Motion
? Picture Industry. t
NEW YORK, March 7.?Will H.
Hays, former Postmaster General,
took up his duties yesterday as exec
utive president of the Motion Picture
Manufacturers and Distributors of
He spent most of the first day in
his sumptuous new offices receiving
best wishes of leading motion picture
producers, reading sheafs of congratu
latory telegTams and admiring bou
quets sent in by friencjs.
Mr Havs denied he had been em
ployed to" bolster the industry against
attacks on its morality, asserting the
following two clauses from his con
tract told the whole story of his
dU"To obtain and then to maintain the
highest possible standards of moving
"To develop to the highest possible
degree the moral and educational
character of the industry."
SCHEDULE MEETING HERE.
Prince Georges Citizens to Discuss
Special Dispatch to The Stir.
BRANCHVILLE. March 7.? An
nouncement was made at a meeting
of the Woman's Community Club that
( on Frldav, March 10. at 1 p.m.. at the
Carnegie Public Library. Washington,
the Prince Georges county school
'budget, recently submitted to the
i county commissioners, will be dis
cussed In open meeting by Supt.
: The county commissioners and the
members of the county school board
ure expected to be present. Ail per
sons interested in ?rlnce
county schools have been invited to
"The meeting has been arranged by
the education committee of the Coun
ty Federation of Womens Clubs.
At the March meeting of tre Bra"ch
ville Citizens' Association, to be held
at the school Wednesday evening at
8 o'clock, the annual election ? of
fleers will take place.
DRUNKEN SHERIFF WINS.
Arkansas Supreme Court Overrule*
in Case of Inebriety.
LITTLE 'ROCK. Ark.. March 7.?
The supreme court ha? held that
drunkenness was notsufflcient^u.e
<?uredreamwm ofTobiSuon forcing
circuit Judge Sorrells of Pine Bluff
from removing. from office Sheriff
John G. McLairi of Lincoln oounty
M part of a punishment under a re
cent oonvlction on a charge of In