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Unions Claim Closing of
Many Mines and Operators Concede Most. By the Associated Press. PITTSBURGH, April 15.?Lead ers of the contending force* In the coal strike ? tonight summed up the results of the first two weeks of the struggle, agreement being reach ed on the general statement that the United Mine Workers had added largely to their forces by recruits from the non-union mines of the western Pennsylvania section. In the Connellsville roke region, where the union Is endeavoring to cripple supplies for the steel mills, the union claimed it had closed al most all thj Independent m^pes in the Brownsville district along the Monongahela river and made Inroads into the working forces in other parts of Fayette county. Operators conceded the claim, but heliV that some Important mines of the Frlck Coke Company, a subsidiary of the United States Steel Corporation, against which the unionization drive had been specially directed, w*ere still operating with all the men they needed. The union further held that all non-union mines in Greene county were down and "forty-five or fifty" mines in the Westmoreland field had been forced to close. Not a mine along the main line, of the Pennsylvania railroad between Pittsburgh and Johnstown, Vice President P. T. Fagan of the United Mine Workers declared, was in operation. All the union mines in the district closed the day the strike was called and no move has been made to re open them. There is no_ apparent shortage of commercial coal, but pro duction of coal for the mills, usually obtained from the mill company mines, showed a marked falling oft. Although many thousands of men are idle in the district, there has been little disorder. A mine guard was ?hot in Westmoreland county early today and seriously wounded, and three women were before an alder man at Uniontown, charged with dis orderly conduct at a mine near that place yesterday. Interest centered on a mass meeting of miners to be held in Connellsville tomorrow, anu union leaders predicted It would mark un Important development In the strike, while operators said the high tide of the union advance had been reached, and the men still at work would ?tick. , PAY H0N0RT0DAY TO CLARABARTON Distinguished Admirers to Set Out Oak and Roses at Glen Echo, Md. Beneath historic battle scarred flags, * continental oak will be planted today In honor of Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, la front of the'house at Glen Echo, Md., where she died Easter Sunday, ten years ago. The ceremony, planned by the American Forestry Association to mark the centennial of the birth of the famous woman on Christmas day, 1821, at Oxford, Hub., will be held at 3 o'clock. Gem. MUn to Preside. Gen. Nelson A. Miles will be chair man of the program which has been arranged by Miss Helen Fitz Ran dolph and Dr. J. B. Hubbell, life long friends of Miss Barton. The Glen Echo school children will have an Important part in the ceremony. The Fort Myer military band will furnish the music. Mrs. John A. Logan will turn the first spade of earth for the tree and Mrs. Daniel Lothrop, founder of the Children of the American Revolution, will represent that organization. Capt. Charles Foster of the insular and foreign service division of the Ameri can Red Cross will represent that organization. Rev. James Kirk PfUrlck of the Chapel of the Reedem er of Glen Echo will give the invo cation. I nlqae Rose Fpstsrv. A unique feature of the program will be the planting of the Clara Barton roses near the oak. This rose was originated by Dr. Van Vleet and named In honor of Miss Barton, the flr?t womsn clerk ever put on a gov ernment pay roll. Miss Barton was In the patent office when she began her life work at the Inception of tfte civil war. Miss Carrie Harrison, on behalf of the National Rose Society, will plant the Clara Barton rose, together w\lth the parent roses, the Clotilda Souper ta and the American beauty. The executive committee, of which Miss Randolph is chairman, has in vited the public to attend the tree planting excercises. The ceremony will be held Just off the Conduit road and near the Red Cross car stop on the Cabin John bridge car line. SUITOR SHOOTS GIRL AND KILLS HIMSELF IN AUTO ALONG ROAD (Continued from First Page.) Camp Humphries last night. His mother, waiting at home, was in the hands of the family physician, suffer ing from shock. Believes Girl Bam. Coroner Wllllan Troth and Sheriff Percy Dove of Fairfax county are lit charge of the body of Wood. Sergt. William Brewer, said to have witnessed the shooting, told the officials that be believed Miss Powell ran when threat ened with the revolver in the hands of Wood and that he fired one shot as she ran, firing the second when she turned toward him. after halting at the sound of the revolver. Police and hospital officials commen ded the services of Private Gray last night, who rushed the wounded woman to the hospital. The Inquest will be held at Alexandria this morning at 10 o'clock. VASSAR DEBATERS WIN. Given Decision Over Amherst on "Bight to Strike" Question. AMHERST. Mass., April 15.?The Vassar College affirmative team won by a two to one vote of the judges In the debate with the Amheret Col lege team In Johnson Chapell here tonight on the question: "Resolved, that U Is In accord with publto In terest to abridge the right to strike and tl|a right to lockout by requiring iiMtistrfal disputes to be settled by compulsory tribunal." Parade Which Rivals Rainbow, ' % Easter 9s Prom ise for , Today Local Flower Supplies Quickly Vanish, in Face of Unusual Demand ? Weather Prophets Give Hope for Ideal Day. After overthrowing the poor old bedroom mirror. Mother Washington retired last night, somewhat dubious as to wbfther her new togs were the proper things for the great event to day?the Easter parade on Connecti cut avenue and 16th street. Style-makers had been cutting such capers this season that she wasn't quite sure whether her "new tailor made" would pass the board of fem inine censorship, or that she had se lected the correct color for her bon net. 1 Father Washington, apparently, was not the least bit nervous. An addi tional SO cents worth of gas for the pressing iron had put his cutaway in the pink of condition, and with the usual topper, and perhaps the addi tion of a spotless necktie, he had visions of vying witlv the mere male fashion plates. When asked what the predominat ing shade would be In the parade, fashion experts shrugged their shoulders and muttered, "I duimo." They were inclined to think, how ever, that the exclusive thorough fares were going to look like the rainbow or the varl-colored eggs-1 which the kids will smash by the 1 thousands tomorrow. Probably Gayest of All. Indications are, if the shop win dows can be taken as a guide, that It will be the gayest, brightest, most multi-colored procession Washington has ever witnessed. Periwinkle blue, purple, vermllllon, jade green and mimosa yellow?all were on display and the frocks were as gay as the: chapeaux. And If there was a va riety in color, there certainly was a variety in cut. No two shops seemed ?to agree on the correct length for skirts, and the hosiery?It will have to be seen to be appreciated. Footwear, too, had Its divergencies In style. There were the staid old "ties" behind the glass, and In with them a variety of slippers and san dals slashed like the jackets of the gallants in the days of the cavaliers. Those who have seen the styles come and go agree now that there is no style. It's just taste. Something has happened, and whoever It was that once dictated what woman must wear must be among those present in the ranks of the unemployed. Women, it seems, are wearing just what they please. Paris has said that long skirts are in vogue. Judg ing from the pre-EasterF street pa rade, if that can be taken as a cri terion for today's procession, they won't be very long. Demand for Flowers. Clothes are not the only things that make EaiUr what It la today. Flower* play their part, and an Important part, too. If a (ellow forgets to lend his sweetheart a bouquet t# wear with her new Easter toga, lt'? almost! certain that he'll soon be looking for another girl. But judging from the business the florists did yesterday and last night, many fellows are des tined to cling to their present sweet hearts for a time, at least. The flower merchants had laid In extra supplies for this Easter, but they sold out Just the same. Easter lilies, if they could be found last night, sold at a premium. Cut roses also were scarce and had a fancy price tagged to them. And the fel low who waited until the last minute to say it to his girl with flowers, had to take anything he could get. Or Sol was almost overlooked In this story, despite the fact that upon his smiling face depends the success of the Easter procession. The weather prognosticated however, has prom ised for several days that the sun would; be on the Job today, 'tending strictly to business, and it was as sumed that he could be overlooked In the first part of the story. Visitor* to White House. The thousands of Easter excur sionists that have come to Washing ton kept President Harding busy yes terday. The stream of visitors that has flowed Into the White House since Mr. Harding opened the gates and in augurated the practice of holding day receptions reached the high water mark yesterday, when 1.500 people shook hands with the chief executive. They filed past him In his office at the rate of forty to flfty-flve a minute. White House officials estimated that 7,500 people had shaken hands with President Harding during the week. Sightseers and students from high Schools and colleges made up the larger groups of callers, all of whom were admitted at a fixed hour on letters from their senators and repre sentatives In Congress. The National Botanic Garden is the j chief gathering place for these tour ist parties, and Director George W. Hess estimates that more than 10.000. mostly high school parties, visited the garden yesterday, and that more than 50,000 were there during the week. ? The Botanic Garden is now at Its best, both about the grounds and in the big conservatory. The collection of Biblical plants?the crown of thorns, the flg tree, the Judas tree? drew big crowds. The garden is now in full bloom, with large beds of pansles surrounding the famous Bar tholdi fountain, with more than twenty varieties of magnolia in bloom, with the two matchless haw thorn trees Just Inside the north gate Coming out, and with more than a soore of different kinds of shrubs bursting Into bloom. Wet Forces Demanding That Candidates for Office Be Put on Record. Special Dl?S?tch to The Sttf. h BALTIMORE. April 15_ standing the fact that Prohibition has been In effect as a constitutional amendment more than three years, the "wet" and "dry" question will be the dominant Issue In Maryland and perhaps the deciding factor in Bal timore in the elections this fall. This Issue has been brought to the front again by the attempt of the antisaloon league to force through a drastic enforcement act at the ses sion of the general assembly month. Seat Oat ftswIHsMl"' The association, opposed to prohi bition. which claims to have more than 50.400 member. In the .tate wa. quick to act after Its show of in the legislature and Is demanding that every announced and prospec tive candidate place himself squarely on record as to how he ^ands on the prohibition question. Thjs is being done through a questionnaire, whjch Is sent to every prospective candi date He is asked whether he favors the present prohibition law or is in favor of a modification of the Vol stead act to allow the manufacture and sale of beers and light wines. The principal office to be filled at the election this fall, and the one which is causing m?.t speculation In both parties. Is that of United States senator to succeed Senator Joseph Ir vln France, whose term expires nex March. While Senator France baa made no statement so far as to his intentions, It to taken by the republican leaders that he In tend, to enter the primaries for a. renomlnation. Willi to AtoM FlfM. Should the senator throw hisi hat into the ring. It win ?*htJ" the primaries, something Which the party leaders do not want and had hoped to avoid. Some of the leader., however, hold that Senator France, by his vote on administration plans, particularly on the four-power and disarmament treaties ha. alienated ?,ntotre0xmpetchtetoare0ce^. sfu'niss 3?S another'camll daimong the posslble candidates who have been mentioned aw John Purret Attorney General Armstrong of Washington county and Bralnerd u Warner of Montgomery Sfrv** On the democratic .lde Gov. Rltchtoi 1. Undoubtedly In a position to mUj himself the candidate lor the United states Senate. What hi. plans for the future are no one knows, but ?hat he will elect to stay In public life to taken for granted. WILL PRESENT COMEDY.' ton%.TA,hin5tv?n-aSe?y?1^ donPA-?rince." Tue^ay in the -TUUe theater'" at the Post Office Depart ment," under the auspices of the wel t'.l council of the department, Mto. S.m a! Jordan to director of the PThe cart will lnolude. In addlUon to Mlu Jordan, the following; George JL Irving. Elton B. Taylor, Robert A. Hmited. Jair.es M. 8cr^ao. ^thur fenoW'MSrmU Lulu G. Adam, and Ada Louise Townaend. deputy slain atbanch. BAiiT LAKE CITT, April IS.?-Gor dnn Stnart, Salt Lake County deputy Sheriff Wai killed and Jo^ph Irvine wa. ?bot a"d dsngerouslywounded Tt the ranch of George Gardner near Welby, today, according to .wort re St?Tt when they ca?0 to eer? BUILDING OF HOMES POSHED TO UNIT - .! Housing Committee Finds No j Relief for Renters, How ever, in Construction. That there are many houses being built In Washington, but none for rental purposes, was the outstanding fact de- I veloped at the public hearing on houalng ! In the boardroom of the Dlatrlct build ing yesterday afternoon. Reports summed by Thomas Bones of the subcommittee on finance, and Charles A. Baker of the subcommittee on labor, both emphasized the fact that all mechanics are at work and every available bit of material Is being used ( for construction purposes. Julius I. Peyser, chairman of the steering committee, declared that houses are not being built for rental purposes. He told the Commissioners' housing committee that he has reliable Information from the leading contractors of the city that, regardless of whether rent legislation Is continued or not, I homes will not be built to rent at the | present time. , Mr. Peyser voiced the belief that new houses will only be put on the market for rent If the city becomes overbuilt and mortgage foreclosures be come necessary. Dlsenss Alley Dwellings. A large part of the four-hour after noon session was devoted to a spirited discussion of the problem of housing the alley dwellers of the city, who will be dispossessed by act of Congress on November 14 of this year unless the closing law again Is extended. Rev. J. Milton Waldron, leader in the movement to close the alleys, de clared that If no way can be found to And capital In Washington with i which to build homes for the inhabl i tants of the alleys Henry Ford may I be appealed to to carry on auch a project ? The Cominisaioners' committee on housing agreed yesterday to consider at Its meeting next Friday afternoon the bill which has passed the Senate, giving the Commissioners authority to permit extension of railroad aldinga into any square in the city, wh|ch has been designated as industrial terri tory by the zoning commission. The committee decided to inquire into ?the advisability of the proposed legislation after Thomas J. Donovan, president of the Central Citizens' As sociation, had called attention that if it becomes a law- the Commissioners woul<f have the right to destroy a large residential neighborhood paral lel to the Washington Terminal yards and lying between North Cap itol and 1st streets. I street and New Tork avenue, by declaring It indus trial and allowing railroad sidings. Would Oppose Bill. Charles A. Baker concurred In all that Mr. Donovan said and urged the Commissioners' housing committee to go on record at its next meeting in opposition to the bill. < Mr. Bones, In reporting for the flrlance committee, pointed out that there are twenty apartment houses going up in .Washington now and when they , -are'-completed they will open up a : large number of cheaper accommoda tions in other parts of the city. ? "Money," he said, "is a national commodity and goes where the mar ket exists. But the District compares favorably, with the rest of the coun try in the cost of real estate loans." In answer to a question of Mrs. Ell Helmlck, chairman of the Com missioners' committee, Mr. Bones stated there Is plenty of money avail able in the banks and trust com panies for building, loans up to 60 per cent of the value of the projeot at ? and 7 per cent Interest, and a 3 per oent commission. ' He said there Is a demand for second mortgage paper on a monthly payment basis at S per cent. Rev. Dr. Waldron at this point laid before the committee, for considera tion, the proposed bill to authorise tho Commissioners to Issue (6,000,000 of bonds tor a twenty-year period with which to finance the building of '?mall, cheap homes for the alley dwellers. William MeK. Clayton questioned the advisability of closing the alley dwellings at this time, merely on the ground that congested conditions ore* vail In the alleys. Mr. Clayton said there are many houses on front streets as overcrowd ed aa the alley dwellings. He also urged tho committee to consider care fully the added expense that would be plaoed on the alley Inhabitants If they had to novo from tho alleys In tho center of tho city to now hooses on tho outskirts _ . .. _ . ? v - JO . CHARLES E. HUGHES. 996,500 Shares Sold in First | Two Hours?Oil Stocks Boom. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. April 15.?The year's record for a short day on the stock exchange was broken by today'* wild session, In which 500,000 shares of stock changed hands the first hour and 496,500 the second, a total of 9U6.500 shares. This despite the fact that the ses sion was sandwiched in between two market holidays and that many of the operators who were responsible for the large volume of trading earlier in the week were away for Easter. The volume of business was so great that the ticker throughout the day was from fifteen to twenty min utes behind in recording the trans actions. Traders who bought or bold stocks in amounts of less than 100 shares found it practically impossible to obtain confirmation of their trades. The announcement that the govern ment had concluded an agreement with the Sinclair Oil Company to de velop the Wyoming oil lands result ed in wild speculation In this stock and Issues of other oil companies shared in the boom. Nearly every stock in the oil group reached a new high for 1922. Equipment shares, steels, motors and other industrials shared in Jhe upward movement. In , all. forty stocks reached new marks for the year. The closing stock transaction did not appear on the ticker until eigh teen minutes after the exchange closed. SENATE ADDS YEAR The House Joint resolution extend Ing the life of the present 3 per cent Immigration restriction law was pass ed by the Senate yesterday on a viva voce vote. The Senate first amended the resolution, however, so as to ex tend the existing law to June 1. 1?24. The House had provided merely for an extension of one year. Other amendments adopted by the Senate included a provision for pen alties against excess of the quota under which steamship companies or masters bringing In excess Immi grants would be fined $200 plus the cost of a return ticket for each excers immigrant. Weill Stay Colonisation. Another amendment adopted, offer ed by Senator Swanson of Virginia, democrat, was designed to prevent ] colonisation of Immigrants In Canada, Cuba and Mexico and their later en trance Into the United States. In place of the present provision of law. admitting Immigrants from the three countries after one year's residence there, the amendment would extend the residence requirement to five years. In an address supporting the reso lution extending the law for two years. Senator Colt of Rhode Island, republican, chairman of the Immigra tion committee, gave a detailed state ment of the Immigration which has taken place under the 3 per cent law, from July 1, 1921, to February 28, 1922. a period of eight months. "The two moBt striking features." said Senator Colt, "brought out in the operation .of the law are, first, tnat the Immigration from northern and western Europe Is of a perma nent character, while the Immigra tion from southern and eastern Eu rope Is of a temporary character, and, second, that the Immigration move ment from southern and eastern Eu ; rope Is offaet by the departures, or home-returning movement, of this group of aliens." Total Gala llkkt. Senator Colt presented tables pre pared by the bureau of Immigration showing that the total number of immigrants permitted to enter this country from northern and western countries of Europe, under their quota, waa 197,567, while qaly 61,981 actually came to the United States, and 15,930 aliens returned to these countries during th? eight months. The number of immigrant* allowed the southern and eastern countries of Europe under the 3 per cent law waa 154,373. The actual number of immigrants from these countries was 119.606. But during the same period 113,243 aliens left the United States to return to these countries. The total net gain due to immigra tion therefore was only 43,411. Special Dispatch t? The (tar. ALEXANDRIA. Va., April 15.? four of the fire bodies of those drowned aboard the small schooner S. C. Kembler, which sunk a short dis tance south of Alexandria, during the gale yesterday morning, ware recov ered from the cabin of the schooner shortly before S o'clock yesterday afternoon. 'The fifth body, which the Washington harbor authorities failed to And. is that of Merrill Lawrence, seven years old. It is believed by the harbor au thorities that the mother'may have dropped the child overboard think ing he might be rescued. The bodies recovered are those of Mrs. Gertrude Lawrence, wife of Capt William Lawrence, commander and owner of the schooner; Miss Lillian Lawrence, sixteen years old; Archie Lawrence, fourteen years old, and Calvin Lawrence, ten years old. The bodies were brought to Wheatley'a mortuary chapel In Alexandria. Pu MTtl arrangements had not been A. J. MELLON, Chairman. HERBERT HOOVER. SENATOR REED SHOOT. THEODORE E. Bl'RTO.V % Allied debt funding fommUiioi. which will meet Tafiday to organise, tad then will be ready to take up with tke governments of Europe tke matter of funding tke $11,000,000,000 of Indebtedness they- owe this government. Britain Pays U. S. $19,672,500 On Debt for Silver for India Makeb Second Inatallment on Loan of $122,000,000? Next Payment, $12,200,000 Will Be Due on May ISth. Great Britain yesterday paid to the i United States the second installment on that part of her debt to this country Incurred under the Plttman i act for the purchase of silver for India, when there was turned over at the Federal Reserve Bank In New York a total of 119.672,500. The original loan was for $12t,000, 000, two installments of which have been paid, reducing It by $48,100,000. On May 13 further payment of $12,200, 000, will be due which will reduce that part of Great Britain's debt to the United States by half. The obli gations call for completion of pay ment by May. 1S24. CnU Four-Billion Total. The transaction yesterday reduced the debt of Great Britain to this country by that figure from the total of more thsfn four billion which was ; largely incurred during the world war, and the refunding of which has becopie one of the matters to be taken up by the Allied Debt Commission, meeting at the Treasury. Tuesday morning for organization. \ The debt commission, which was completed during the week by Senate confirmation of the nominations of Senator Smoot of Utah, and Repre sentative Burton of Ohio, will meet In ! the office of Assistant Secretary Wads worth, at 9 o'clock Tuesday morn ing. Secretaries Mellon and Hughes, the former chairman and the other member. WaAnrortfc to Be Secretary. Assistant Secretary Wadsworth, ? who is in charge of foreign loans, for I the Treasury la expected officially to be named secretary of the commission. In his commodious offices or in the office of Secretary Mellon It Is ex pected the meetings of the commission I will be held, as it has been deemed impracticable to establish a separate office. Generally speaking, it has been said the problem of the commission Is to facilitate the funding of the foreign Indebtedness in such manner "as shall be deemed for the best in terests of the United States of America." Established for Three Years. The commission was authorised by act .of Congress, approved February} of this year, creating "a commission authorized under certain conditions to refund or convert obligations of foreign governments held by the United States of America, and for other purposes." The commission was established for three years, to act "subject to the approval of the President." to make its annual report in that of the Sec retary of the Treasury, but also to "immediately transmit to the Con gress copies of any refunding agree ments entered into, with the approval of the President, by each foreign government." The methods by which it was proposed the commission should pro. ceed were outlined In the act, pro viding: . . "The commission ? ? ? Is hereby authorised to refund or convert and to extend the time of payment of the principal or the interest, or both, of any obligation of any foreign government now held by the United States of America, or any obligation of any foreign government hereafter received by the United States of America (Including obligations held by the United States Grain Corpora tion, the War Department, the Navy Department, or the American relief administration), arising out of the world War, into bonds or other obliga tions of such foreign government in substitution for the bonds or other obligations of such government now or hereafter held by.the United States of America, in such Torm and of such terms, conditions, date or dates of maturity, and rate or rates of inter est. and with such security, if any, as shall be deemed for the best in terests of the United States of Amer ica: Provided. That nothing contained in this act shall be construed to au thorize or enuower the commission to extend the flme of maturity of any such bonds or other obligations due the United States of America by any foreign government beyond June 16. 1947, or to fix the rate of Interest at lesa than 4%i per centum per annum: Provided further. That when the bond or other obligation of any such gov ernment has been refunded or con verted as herein provided, the au thority of the commission over such refunded or converted bond or other obligation shall cease. "Section 3. That this act shall not be construed to authorize the ex change of bonds or other obligations of any foreign government for those of any other foreign government, or cancellation of any part of such In debtedness, except through payment thereof." Tatal la tl0aS0.134JM.41. The totat of the'original Indebtedness to the United States is $10,150,134, 196.41. To this. Interest aqcrued and as yet unpaid amounting to $1,183,059, 844.76, has been added, making the to tal Indebtedness at this time . $11,333, 194,041.17. The Interest which has been paid to date totals $489,813, 179.28. The total indebtedness by countries, Inclusive of the accrued and unpaid In terest, follows: _ . Total Country. indebtrdneaa. Armenia $13.1X7.466.07 ABSWa 25,499.0M .46 Belsiflm 420,263,997.53 Cabs ft.147,000.00 Caechoalerakia 102.S2S.599.95 Eathonia 15,604.148.42 Finland 9.005.082.19 Franca 3.716.022.030.29 Great Britain 4,?75.492,101.33 Greece 15,000.000.00 Hungary 1,837.560.82 Italy 1,850.313,782.97 falTla 5,561.296.30 H'frta 28.218.83 Lithuania 8,479,790.83 Nicaragua 170.B8B.tS Poland 148.313.058.27 Rnaiaala ..v. 40.509.241.41 I Baaala 233.l60.2i2.01 ? Serbia #7.810,787.01 DR. MUNCIE'S PAINTING ATTRACTS BI& THRONGS Much Public Interest Aroused by Work on Exhibition at " Church. Not In recent years has a painting of any description aroused so much public Interest as the picture "At the End of Hie War," by Dr. Edward H. Uuncle of Brooklyn, which waa on exhibition at the Scottish Rite Temple Wednesday ah*} Thursday: at the Vermont Avenue Christian Church yesterday, and which will remain at that church until 10 o'clock tonight. At the temple Wednesday and Thursday, \from 10 o'clock in the morning until 6 o'clock in the after* noon of each day, throngs of people filed In the auditorium, perhaps a little doubtful as to the picture's re ported spiritual effects. At the end Jf their stay, however, all doubt eemed to have vanished. The clergy were unanimous In their praise, and one went so far as to say that If the painting could be pre sented to the world as' It was to Washlngtonlans, that It would, with out a doubt, accomplish much In the way of Christian teachings. The exhibition at the tempi* al though not needing any auxiliaries to make the picture drive home the story, nevertheless was augmented by the program arranged for those days. Addresses were made by Dr. Hugh K. Pulton, secretary or the Federation of Pastors of the Dlstriot of Columbia; Dr. James Shera Mont gomery, chaplain ot the House of Representatives; Or. C A. Steak, president ot Uft Federation st Fas tors of. the District: Mrs. Howlett i Wright, and by Dr. Muncle. The hostesses were: Mrs. Giles Scott Rafter, president of the Parent Teacher Association; Mrs. C. A. LJn iMcum, worthy matron of Martha Chapter of the Eastern Star, who was hostess to all members of that order; Mr* Emma Stanford Shelton, president of the W. C. T. U. or the District; Mrs. N. M. Pollack, and Mrs. J. W. Frlnell, president of the Fed eration. of Women's Clubs. All the ?foregoing women headed committees of hostessea ABSENCE OF McCUMBER DELAYS BONUS ACTION i Because of the absence from Wash ington of Chairman McCumber, the meettns of- Senate finance committee republicans, planned for tomorrow to consider procedure in the handling of the soldiers' bonus bill, has been post poned. It probably will be held about the middle of this week. President Harding's desire that the 8enate pass the tariff bill before act ing* on the bonus Is known to coin cide with the desires of some repub lican leaders, but Senator McCumber has told senators that he hoped - to have the bonus bill reported within a week. It was hlk plan to have the tariff bill laid aside so as to bring the bonus bill to a vote. . Several substitute plans for the Bouse bill, with. Its bank loan pro vision, have been discussed In formally among finance committee republicans, -but Indication* are- that I a majority of them lean toward the Blue bill with i possible elimination or McadMeat w the land settlement Pastor Who Baptized Dog to Dispute Right To Be in Pulpit Today By the Amciattd Prraa. BROOKL1NE, Hua? April IB. ?'Win the coifrrntlon of tfce BroekllM Fmbrlrrlan Chnreh mtli for ita Eulrr wrrlm louxorroTV morning It will Ii4 two peatora prepared to oaelate. / One will be the Rev. Kdwin Cnrtla, whom the Boaton Pres bytery refnaed to Inatnll after hearing reporta that b? had baptlaed ? dot and offered (raw by blesstag French fried pota to? a. The other paator will be the Her. Hector Fernaoa of the Mtek Preabyterfan Chnreh. whom the Preabytery commit tee on vnenney and aaapply hna appointed for the Enater aerv H?. Her. Mr. Cnrtts, anpported by the mnjorlty of the congregn ' tlon, waa elected na paator laat week. It waa aald today that the praaeaace of tha other paator probably would provr to be only a formality. NAVY OF 86,000 MEN VICTORIOUS IN HOUSE BY VOTE OF 177 TO 130 (Continued from First Page.) er and shouting at the top of his voice. Representative Galllvan. demo crat. Maaaaohuaetta. made an earnest appeal to the House to provide the bigger force. "As I said before, I say now. that while Congress is ready to votei na tion's Of dollars for the prohibition Navy in this hour, it would give only pennies for the flag," he declared. , Moadell I'rgea Bill. Urging the House to stand by the committee bill. Representative Mon dell, V^/oming, republican leader, de clared it was his "unalterable pur pose to uphold and sustain the Presi dent of the United States, his Secre tary^ State and the American dele gates to the Washington Arms Limi tation Conference by voting for the reduction in naval personnel and naval costs contemplated by the treaty which they negotiated and faithfully reflected in the appropria tions carried by the bill " The republican leader contended that, while the ?rms conference agreement bound the United States in the number of effective fighting ships. Congress was not bound in the matter of personnel or cost of thCha?rman Madden of the appropri ation committee aaserted he believed the American people were in favor of "decent economy in the prepara tion of the Navy bill. Representative Madden told the House that Chairman Keller of the subcommittee, which framed the measure, knows more about the Navy than "any Navy officer" who appeared before the subcommittee, and added a few minutes later, amid a burst of cheers, that naval officers could get a few pointers from members of the subcommittee. Knocks Wavy Experts. Recalling that when the Navy De partment several months ago re quested a deficiency appropriation of about *12,000.000 for fuel, the House appropriations committee cut the amount to approximately 16,000,000 "with a result that Navy officials said they would have to tie up ships." Mr. Madden said that several days ago he received a letter from Secretary Denby stating a mUtake had been made In submitting the estimate and that 17,700.000 would have beenjade I Quate. _ | "That shows how much we can de pend on experts," added Mr. Madden. Mr. Madden predicted that repub licans who favored the Increase would hear from the voter* in November." "If Congress insists on being ex travagant, a deficit of $600,000,000 will be Incurred and we will bsve to go to the publto with a new tax bill, the committee chairman asserted. Republicans and democrats faTor Ing the 67.000 quota rose and tend ered Mr. Madden an ovation as be concluded with the ?t?t.ment that republicans, if they stood by the bill, would be able to go to the public with a record of "decent and reason able economy." Representative Byrnes. South Car olina, democratic member of the sub committee, declared that If 67,000 meant a ratio of 1* lor tho United States Instead of 6. then "those de manding an increase ought to vote for an enlisted personnel of 116,000. Charges Experts Disagree. Attacking the testimony of naval experts. Mr. Byrnes exclaimed: "Rely on them! Never, when no two of them could stand by the same figures any two days. I charge that the raying" 'heaths WVloK'Sj it iratin was based on statements Km'&tTh. British force.next v..r would be grcttsr than it is. Declaring the country should . !>,- i mi sons fix>w the world wet ? republican. Cali fornia, pleaded for a? Navy with men enchSrmaneK?"sy"n>adeetheh closing speech, his supporters rising as he took lk"In??setting out to frame this bill," said Mr K?Jley, "we took the position that the department waa not entitled to one single dollar unless It could sit __ tka other side of the table show whenf it was needed. We assumed that ... what Congress wanted. "I might say at the outaet .that we did not accept the advice of the naval ^Without calling names# Mr. Kelley ?harnly criticised "the military head of the naval establishment/* who, he Bald had come before two House com mittees on two separate occasions within a mojh and "mads varying and conflicting statements. HENRI GUILLAUME DIES. Official In Union Trust Company Succumbs. Henri Gulllaume, connected with the Union Trust Company, died Friday night at the Homeopathio Hospital. Funeral services will be held at his lata residence, lilt 11th street, tomorrow at I p.m. Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery. Mr. Gulllaume was borne at Bordeaux, Franoe, and waa the son of the artist, the late Louis M. D. Gulllaume, and Mm*. Anais Ravina Gulllaume. He lived in this city for a number of years. His wife, Mrs. Cecilia Davles Gull laume. and a sister. Miss Bertha Gull laume, survive him. AIR 0FFICEB8 TO LEAVE. Lieut. Col. William E. Gilmore Army Air Service, of the office of the Chief of Air Service, War Depart ment, has been ordered to Ban Fran cisco for doty. Two other officers ol the Air Service at the War Depart ment have been ordered to othei stations. First Lieut. Edwin R. Popa goes to Fairfleld, Ohio, and First Lieut William & Connelly goes t< Belleville, 2U, OPPOSES CHANGE IN PATENT LAWS Bar Association Cites Many Objections to Proposed Stanley Bill. Strong- opposition to the Stanley* bill amending the patent laws of tha country so that the United States would have the right to licence any person for the purpose of manufac turlng a patented article, provided the article had not been produced In reasonable quantities within a rea sonable time after the issue of tha patent, is contained in a report of tha < committee on laws and rules of the American Patent Bar Association. The Senate committee on patents is to continue its hearings on the Stan ley bill on Tuesday. The bill, in ad dition to reserving to the United Statts right to license persons for the production of patented articles, provides that In the event such li censes are issued, reasonable royal ties shall be paid to the government for the benefit of the patentees. These roy alties are to be not less than one-half of 1 per cent nor more than 10 per cent of the manufacturing cost of a. patented article. Several Objections Cited. Among the objections to t'.ie bill cited by the committee on laws and rules of the Patent Bar Association arc the fol lowing : "1. It strikes at the heart of our patent system, in that it would destroy the exclusive right of the patentee to his invention. This is the distinguish ing feature of the patent Jaw of this country thaut makes It superior to tha law of any other country. For .this rea son, it would be equally ba<T'for the public, the inventor and the manu facturer. "2. Endless litigation of a new kind would be induced. Involving practical!/ all of the questions that arise in in fringement suits today, and endless con troversies In ascertaining what is a ^reasonable' time, within the meaning of the act. for working, and what is a "reasonable' royalty in any given case "3. It would be difficult, and fre quently Impossible, for the commis sioner of patents, or any other govern mental agency, to fix a proper license fee. The difficulties and expense of ad ministering such a law would be end less. Unfair to taTCiton. "4. It would work a great hardi-lnp to one who had spent time and money in developing an invention of which there are several species or alternatives. In many Industries, the success that had been purchased at the expenditure of hundreds of thousands of dollars would be appropriated by a competitor, who, having expended nothing, secured a license under any of tlie patented in ventions not embodied in the final form of the machine manufactured, and. with such a license and the knowledge of the patentee's success and how it was at tained, It would be a relatively simple matter for competitors, who had been at no expense, to bring out a machine that would actively compete and thereby prevent the patentee from securing an adequate return on his enterprise and investment. It is perfectly clear that this would put It in the power of a great corporation to entirely destroy its smaller competitors." miluIMoss IN ILK FLOOD 75,000 Acres Are Inundated When Raging River Tears Holes in Levees. By the Associated Pick. CAIRO, 111., April 15.?Loss of more ? than 11,000,000 worth of crops Is feared by farmers residing in four drainage districts north of Cairo, as a result of flood waters of the Mis sissippi river. An area* of approxi mately 7S.OOO acres is being inundat ed and -all families In the districts havs left their homes for higher ground. Preston drainage district in Union county is flooded and levees dividing this district from the Clear Creek district, the North Alexander district and the East Cap Girardeau district "annot stand the strain of the ap proaching flood and probably will be forced to give away at any moment, ' according to commissioners of the district. Hundreds df citizens are working to strengthen the levees, but most of them admit they are engaged In a losing fight. The freston district was inundated yesterday when the river tore out a 200-foot section of the levee at Aldridge. With the river continuing to rise all preparations have been made for evacuating the threatened area/ The several town*' In the section are not expected to be flooded, although high water will surround them, and their only outlet will be by boat. Live stock is being taken to higher land by boats. GROCER ROBBED OF $77. Philip Sieffal Held Up In Store by Two Colored Men. Held up at the point of a revolver while in his grocery store at 2281 12th street northwest, shortly before midnight last night, Philip SlegaKwas robbed of $77 by two colored met., he told the police. The men, whom the storekeeper described as being between twenty and twenty-flve years old, entered the store and one of them asked for a box of matches. When Siegal went to get the matches the other man ' pointed the revolver at him and ' ordered him to hold up his hands. ! The other man then took the money from the cash register. They hud left tH% vicinity when the police arrived. R. C. KILMARTIN DIES. Ex-Senator's Secretary Had Been 111 for Several Tears. Robert C. Kllmartln, for twenty years secretary to former Senator , Martin of Virginia, died at his home . on Drummond avenue, Somerset. Va., ' at 10 o'ciook yesterday morning. Mr. Kllmartln, who had been an invalid for several years, was well ' known In Washington and was an ; active figure In the political affairs of Virginia. He was secretary to 1 former Representatives Prank Las siter and Sydeny Betts of Virginia ' and was secretary to Senator Martin ' throughout his period in Congress. He Is survived by his wife. Annie Norma Kllmartln; his sons, Capt. Robert C. Kllmartln. U. S. M. C. and Frank Lassiter Kllmartln; his daugh , ters. Mrs. Logan Ramsey, Mrs. Ron s aid P. Hubbard. Mrs. Richard C". ? Payne, Mrs. Charles F. Bacon aniT ? Miss Agnes Kllmartln; his brothers, t James Kllmartln and P'?roe K. Kll ? martin, and a sister, Mrs. Wallace r Denby. s Mr. Kiimastln was sixty-two years t old. Funeral services will-be held at > St. John's Episcopal Church, Peters burg; Va* tomorrow morning.