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Coroner's Jury Holds Inquest j
at Camp Humphreys?Miss
Powell Improves.
Clarence M. Wood of 302 Virginia
avenue southeast came to hll death
from a Self-inflicted gunshot would,
after first attempting to shoot and
kill Miss Elsie Powell of 1219 K
street, Was the verdict Riven yester
day by a coroner's Jury summoned by
Justice of the Peace Frank W.
Troth at Fairfax county, which met
at 10 o'clock yesterday at the base
hospital at ("amp Humphreys. The
shooting took place early Saturday
night.
Testimony of Eyevritaeeaee.
Testimony of James Baggett was
to the effect that he was walking on
the Camp Humphreys roaa and the
couple were i? the road and Wood ap
parently was endeavoring to per
suade the woman to get into the car.
According to the witness. Wood tovk
hold of the arm of Miss Powell, and
When he did so she slapped him in
the face. According to Raggett. Miss
Powell started to walk toward him,
and when they were about ten feet
from him Wood, who followed Miss
J'oweli, llred at Miss Powell as she
aced hlin. Baggett said that after firing
one shot at the woman Wood walked a
short distance away and pulled the
trigger of the weapon in an effort to
ihoot himself. The pistol failed to
go off.
. Wood then fired a shot Into the air,
evidently to make sure the pistol was
all right. Alter doing this he placc4
the weapon to his breast and Qroel.
The bullet went through his breast
and he felt In the rpad. Baggett says
he hailed a passing automobile occu
pied by soldiers.
Wood Dlea In Hospital.
Miss Powell was placed In Wood's
machine by Private Gray of Com
pany C. 1.1th Engineers, at her own
request and conveyed to the Emer
gency Hospital. Washington.
.7. W. Anderson and others placed
Wood in Anderson's car and took
bi'm to the base hospital at Camp
Humphreys, where he died shortly
afterward without regaining con
sciousness.
The introducing of certain let
ters found In Wood's pockets waa
?waived nt the suggestion of Harry
M. Wood, brother of the dead man.
?who was present at the inquest.
j The Fairfnx authorities are en
deavoring to locate a pocketbook
Wood la supposed to havi* ijad with
btm and which Is thought by his
relatives to contain between ISO and
$?0. . j
MIm P?wril Improvhif.
-The jury was composed of Peter
Fields, foreman: William Shepherd.
Willard Pettii. Kelly Dov^, jr.; gam
ut] Pettlt and Le Hoy Taylor.
at was stated at Emergency Hoi
pftal today JHia? Powell's condition
>s considerably improved.
[UREAU ISSUE SOON
TO BE CLEARED UP
(Continual from'First Page.)
li :. Mr. Tate said, until it Is com
p Sted and turned over to the Secre
U ry of the Treasury, who will decide
o the matter of publicity.
Criticise* Wlhaeth MrtMa.
?Yank J. Coleman, editor of the
F at* Printer, said today that the
u Ion had tor years insisted on the
It ghest type of work at the bureau of
eigravlng and printing to protect the
a curlties of the government from
o unterfeit. Some methods put into
p aetice daring the administration of
f rmer Director Wllmeth. including
tie electrolythic process and the "off
sat method." were declared to have
produced an Inferior grade of? paper,
much eaaier to counterfeit.
"We Insist." said the Plate Printer,
"that the greater majority of tbosa
removed from the service by Presi-,
dent Hanilng were inefficient and
largely responsible for the poor qual
ity of product that lias been Issued
from the bureau of engraving and
printing in the past several years."
Indorsing the new director, the
Plate Printer says: "The new direc
tor, Louis A. Hill, has been an em
ploye of the bureau of engraving and
printing for more than twenty years,
and was at the time of his appoint
ment assistant chief of the engraving
division. Director Hill Is a practical
portrait engraver and considered one
of the foremost picture engravers of
the country. He knows what good
engraving and plate printing means
jto the securities of this country and
r^ias announced as his policy the ae
.cepting of only the highest style of
Itba engravers' and plate printers' art!
(?from the engravers and plate print
ers employed In the bureau.
"He is a member of the engraver's
Mmtoa."
PRISONERS ARE "DRYS."
A canvass of 232 prisons of the
?United States, conducted by the Prls
'oners' Relief Soelety. disclosed that
< the vast fMJorlty of prisoners are
> prohibitionists, according to a state
; mailt Isaued by President K. E. Dud
dlng today.
The vote on the question, it was;
stated, totaled 131.411 "dry" and 909 j
"wet"
"Some months ago." the statement j
says, "one of our United States sena
tors called at the office of the Prison- <
era' Relief Society and asked thel
question: 'How do the convicts stand
on the whisky question?' He waa told ;
by President Duddlng that he was of
tfca opinion that convicts would vote
almost solid for the dry ticket. A;
canvass of 212 big prisons was taksn. j
The question Is settled that convicts
are ia favor of the eighteenth amend
ment. Today, of the 2.090,900 con
victs In the ITnited States, it Is be
lieved that at least 9# per cent of:
them would vote the dry ticket If i
given a chance."
GRAIN MARKET STIRRED
OVER WHEAT PROSPECT
CHICAGO, April 17.?Wheat opened
% lower to Vi higher In price today
at 1.42 to 1.43H for May delivery after j
an extraordinary jump of 9 cents a
bushel on Saturday. Before the start
much uncertainty had been expressed
a* to whether the violent upturn on
Saturday was the beginning of a still
> greater rise In value or whether a
reaction would take place.
The actual opening proved that an
extremt opinion in either direction
was wrong, for the variation from
Saturday's close was at practically
unchanged figures, and gave but little
hint of additional severe changes in
price.
Qreat interest, however, continued
as to the possibility of-a big shortage
of wheat here to fill Immense out
standing contracts for delivery during
May, the outstsndlng factor which
led to the sudden ascent of prices on
Saturday. I
Although the start of trading today
was Indecisive, dealers who had sold
wheac of late on the theory that it
would be obtainable in the future at
lower prices showed decided uneasi
ness. They quickly bid up the market
to 1.46 for May. as against 1.42 54 to
1.43 at the finish Saturday. The mar
ket was so unsettled and nervous
meanwhile that extreme difficulty
was experienced by brokers In com
pleting transactions. Before the first
half hour had ended the upward
tendency of the May delivery waa
communicated to other months, Sep
tember in particular.
September touched the highest price
yetfor ths J922 crop.
The rise Is attributed to the pur
<*M? ?f 900,000 bustieis of American
Meat by England on Sood Friday,
This was taken as an indication that
Europe was In dire need of grain.
' ?< ?
DRIVE PLANNED TO KEEP
PLIES PROM FOODSTUFFS
I ? 3?
Health Department to Renew Ac
tivities In Lunchrooms and
Grocery Stores.
hlh* f.00d . Inspection force of the
tlM .hi partment wl" renew activi
and t# hBve ,ueh["oom?
"r<wntitea * profect '<x>d?uirs
or delicacies which pro
or 8h?rt?^Mi.re to d,sP'*y or> counters
ca" be effectually safe
,hp Kerm-lnfected feet
scrfen ??JS?.*qu'to ?r other
t^ ^iVTE!"'8- th# he"th lnspec
h.Ti'.T1' a''? w'" "ee to It In their
dSaVL ??,,ndi ,hat 'he kitchens of
and thif ^/ *re thoroughly screened
bv,^LT.y ?????>?? effort Is made
p? J?.P ?.y 8 lo k*ep out flies.
to ?^er fc-SL'.*."1'0" w,n be directed
or who '"?!>?*y ?sh
or fli?r T#?">,< fooda to th? pr"y
J? a common sight in
ummer. the health Inspectors say, to
?ee a huckster wagon with water
melons cut in halves or quarters The
these ?fiurk?W"1 l*k* ,,?ps to
these hucksters cover their products.
MERRY YOUNG
EGG-ROLLERS THRONG
WHITE HOUSE LAWN
'Continued from First Pas?.)
drowned out. however, hv the so
ups"'** Tb? d** children and "irown
h? ??? ?% ?* seemed to realize that
Whirl rr doln? 'he honors" of the
matter \ '?? absence of his
while looked very grave the
elde? ?hi'?!r?n ?ccompan!ed by their
'I ???,i J ,n the grounds,
vpn? fhJ . . , ^ ruling did not pre
bvm.n *c<lu'sl"on of children
?!? Won>en. in order to get
hanrtma,? ?ates, nor- on the other
.I.fnn h ft r,revTOt 'he usual acqui
?h. ?..!?.^aa^<>m,M,n,ed children of
Ihen necessary "parents" for the occa
.nV,m.erVa,ional Zoological Park an
wa,,l /Ee gathering of children
,as 'n progress, the park being
closed to automobiles. and the place
given up entirely to the children and
I los't "rh'iTrtr . wark pollce he'ped And
lost dnlldrcij, her#, too. The Wi*h
I ington Boys* Independent Band gave
I a concert during the morning.
r?eew This Afteraaen.
At the White Lot the grounds were
scheduled to be thrown open to the
general public at J:J0 o'clock this
afternoon, when the United States
Marine Band is scheduled to give a
concert, if rain does not prohibit
Whr.Ueudemocracy Prevailed at the
frnm H U,e.*round!' tod?y. children
??iT? .?'? " a" parts of 'he city
th''r colored Baster eggs up
1 knolls which make the
so attractU-e! the K"cutl~ M?nsio?
One nttle girl in expensive furs, ac
EJIHJl . by h" Parents' chauffeur
*? a little child
carry Ing a basket of eggs and ac
companied by her mothfr
_ J .""'?h 1 had a basket of eggs."
said 'he rich little girl.
wmULfV. ?ne of ,he te,r children
roll one East" "*e 10
??-? ,Pr??Mc?lly every child, boy
of hLuf,por^d at '??*' ? half doxen
rnli.,i "JU: iored '***? were
rolled, tossed, smashed, thrown and
otherwise destroyed In the pleasant
M^nd?v?o ?!? rolling, an Raster
ni?m??i occupation peculiar to the
fl.J. h 1 C?,p tal' that escaped
demolition were quickly eaten.
{?"* 'heir bright shells became too
badly broken to roll easily
?h. ?"r'Jr hegan to throw
of rolling them, as
called for by the unwritTfcn rules of
the festival, a. red etc would to
8^ln* 'ot? th* air. describe a curve
?"d ??ra? down on the lawn with a
The miracle of it. to the un
ionised. was that such eggs did
not smash into smithereens In every
Instance. Bat sometimes these hardy
"u!!iv?d m?ny ?nch nights,
fj? , boy' "Peking" eggs were
?f"rce, too. Even the rogue
Z J ? china egg in his basket was
not missing, but he fooled few.
Don't eat the shell. Jlmmie!" one
anxious mother waa heard to scream
at her boy. As far as could be ob
served, James minded the Injunction.
"u_rrT "f rain sent mothers hur
rying for the shelter of trees, drag
f'"* 'heir children, baskets of eggs
and all. after them in one mad rush
for shelter. Such trees then took on
m??.ppe?r"j!,ce ?f trees Planted in the
midst of bright flower beds, the
cresses, hsts and sweaters of the chil
dren being responsible for this ap
pearance.
"? Afcaeateee of Rrrtrd.
j They were all there today, from a few
, crying babies to old men and women,
who came as guardians to little ones.
It was no unusual sight to see a
grandmother with gray hair kneeling
down on the damp grass to roll an
egg to a toddler scarce able to toddle.
The bandstand early became a fa
vorite camping ground for parents
J?*1 'r?*r5 whlie ,he children
romped. The fountain, too. waa al
ways worth Investigating. By noon
the grounds became covered with
rtSSw ..b'ts oT "hells, soft
drink bottles and straws.
At the west gste two elderly ladles
sought In vain to "borrow" a child
or two so they might get within the
grounds and renew the spirit of their
yo?">- The pollce were unusually
strict today, making every effort to
conflne admittance to children not
over ten )Ssara of age. Finally a
gentleman came along with half a
dozen children, three of his own snd
three of a neighbor's. The elderlv
women borrowed a child apiece and
c^rthi^ rc,i;w a> th#
THIEVES GET JEWEL BOX.
Oems gad Money Taken from
Apartment?Other Robberies.
The apartment of Miss Adeline Pen
dleton. l?l? BHtmore street, was robbed
last night of a Jewel box containing a
sum of money and jewelry valued at
$?23. The Jewelry consisted of a watch
aeveral rings, cuff links, studs and a
necklace. ?
Edward S.' Walker, 91J Westminster
"reel, told the police of the e^ pre
f ,jW?,col<)red men In an auto
mobile held him up at Ninth and T
streets about i o'clock yesterday mora
ing and robbed him of 122.80. one of
pistol* P men' he 8ald' d"?'*ved a
OeorgS Collison, 100S Massachuetts
avenue northwest, reported that his
?<**?' was Picked of his pocMtbook
containing $27 while alighting for? ?
street csr at Seventh and T street?
yesterday afternoon. nreets
MAYOR RUNS FOR HOUSE.
W. B. Billion, Brother of Washing,
tonlans, in Tennessss Bscs.
Mayor William B. Ellison of John
son City, Tenn., who is a brother of
pr. Everett M. Ellison. 1720 M street
and of Newell W. Ellison, a Washing
ton attorney, has formally annoi?n!!?i
his candidacy for the republican hom^
?t'rSLV Jtfwss^asfe
tIon "is t?eMid
Mr. Ellison Is an alumnus nt a.
University ot Chatunooga, l#oo fnd
also of the George Washington lS?i.
verslty Law school, cl??otim US:
was for several years in the emniov
of the federal jgovernment wTt o?
the time In the departments here/hut
moft y V V*0"" **?"' of the gen'
era! land ofllce. with headquarter* at
titttle Rock, Ark., and Jackson, Mlse,
H4 located at Johnson City li "W#
for the practice of law and was
elected mayor in Ml# for a term or
four yeara.
i
OYSTER OPPOSES
HUNKS
Commissioner Will Not Vote
Approval of B. & 0. Track
Extension in Northeast.
Commissioner Oyster declared today
that aa long as he 1* a Commtialoner
he will never vote to permit rallroiid
sidings In the area between North
Capitol street and the present' rail
road yards south of New York ave
nue. \
At the present time Congress re
! serves to Itself the right to authorise
t railroad extensions in Washington.
I but residents and institutions alone
j North Capitol street have become
| alarmed over the bill which has pass
i ed the Senate giving the Commis
! sioners power to permit sidings into
any square in the city- that may be
classed as industrial sone under the
zoning law.
CMnlnleur KeIter's View.
Engineer Commissioner Keller stated
today that the Commissioners were
not thinking of any partlCTilar neigh
borhood when they recommended snob
legislation to Congress. He said that
as priginally drawn tbe bill would
have authorised a. railroad siding In
one spertftc Industrial square parallel
ing the railroad yards between N and
O street* northeast.
The bill was changed to givo the
Commissioners authority lo permit
such sidings in any industrial area.
\ot Designated as ladMlrtal.
The territory between North Capi
tol and 1st streets nouth of New York
avenue is nob designated as Indus
trial now. bit home owners and
j heads of religious institutions in that
vicinity fear that at some future time
the zone might be changed to Indus
trial. If that should be done, they
point out. the proposed law would
then give the Commissioner the right
to permit' railroad sidings in that
neighborhood.
RECORD VOTE CERTAIN
ON INCREASE IN NAVY
Republican and Democratic Lead
ers Agree That Foil Is
Important.
Taking of a record vote in the:
House this week on the amendment
to the Navy bill increasing the eni
listed force dorlng 1913 from ?7.00? to
SMOQ was made csrtaln today when
Chairman Madden of the appropria
tions committee and Representatit?
Byrnes, ranking democrat of the sub
committee which prepared the biH,
announced themselves in favor of the
poll.
"Regardless at the 47 margin by
which the amendment was put
through the House in committee of
the whole Saturday." Mr. Madden
said, "the issue involved is impor
tant enough to warrant It."
Chairman Kelley of the subcommit
tee in charge of the measure liad
made similar announcement. Half i
dozen republicans, aided by Repre
sentatives Padgett. Tennessee, and
Gallivan. Massachusetts, democrats,
who conducted the light for the
amendment, said they were agreed
the vote Saturday could not be over-i
turned.
While the House ?*as considering j
other business, which put the naval
bill over and! tomorrow, factions for
and against the personnel Increase
were busy lining up their represents-,
tlve members who were absent Sat
urday, aeeklng to have them return
in time to vote.
The general opinion oa both sides
was that If the increase stands up it
will be the flgure to which the Sen
ate will agree.
HEARS SEMENOFF
PLANNED REVOLT
(Continued from First Page.)
/
sured the committee the usual pro
cedure was followed in admitting
SeTnenoff at Vancouver. B. C.. a sub
station of the Seattle Immigration of
fice. and read statements made to the
Immigration authorities by a Col.
Wharton, a British army officer, that
SemenoiT had done nothing which
ahould operate to prevent him from
passing through the United States.
Replvlng to questions, Mr. Husband
said that the rights granted the Rus
sian officials are good "only In
transit" and did not, he believed, pro
vide for stopovers or side trips.
"What happens if the man lingers
too long?" inquired Chairman Borah.
"He forfeits the head tax of It."
was the answer.
Mr. Husband said later that if the
sixty days allowed for transit were
overstayed, tnere usually was a fur
ther Investigation to determine the
reason and to force compliance with
the law. The applicant usually was
examined aa to his Intentions and
plans before being granted the
"In transit" privilege, the witness
said, and therefore the bureau usually
had had no trouble in tbe traveler
overstaying.
ATTACK CONTRACT WORK.
Machinists Score Railways tor Let
ting Outside Jobs. N
The ciustom of certain large eastern
railroads oT contracting for repair work
with outside shops has been attacked
in a petition flled with the Interstate
Commerce Commission by William H.
Johnston, president, and W. Jett
J.auck. counsel, of the International
Association of Machinists. Tha com
mission was asked to refuse permis
sion for such contracts until It had
been shown that the contractor "ob
serves in full the labor standards es
tablished by the Railroad Labor
Board."
"The "sole" motive of the railroads in
adopting the practice, according to
the petition of the machinists, Is the
"destruction of the labor standards
and privileges contemplated in the
transportation act and formulated by
the Railroad Labor Board.K On pre
vious complaint of labor organisa
tions and Investigation by the com
mission; It has been determined, the
petition added, that the New York
Central, Pennsylvania and other lines
in contracting for locomotive repairs
demonstrated "flagrant example#' of
losses because of excess charges by
contractors.
MAY ADD TO PARKS.
A resolution providing for a sur
vey* of the banks of the Potomac
river between Washington and (treat
Falls, for the purpose of determining
whether they should be included in
the park system of the Diatrlct of
Columbia, was favorably reported to
the Senate today from the committee
on publio buildings and grounds.
Senator Fernald of Maine, chair
man of the committee, made the
report. The . resolution direct* the
ohief of engineers, U. B. A., to make
the survey and report to Cdngress an
e?tln.ate of cost*:
CONVICTS'RUSHED TO AID.
P1NB BLUFF. Ark.. April 17.?One
hundred negro convict* were sent
from the stats farm at Cummins, Ark.,
by special train this morning to
assist in the fight against the flood
at Arkansas City. A call for kelp to
the state farm officials from business
men at Arkanaa* City ssfd the situa
tion "was extremely serious"
The train used (to take tha convicts
will bring people and livestock out
of the vicinity this afternoon,
m#t :
WITH THE HUNDREDS OF LITTLE PLEASURE SEEKERS IN THE
WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS TODAY.
"All ?*?" In a ??o* ?"'?
HAVRE DE GRACE
ENTRIES.
First rscf. for maiden ?Y,0,"y'iT"
old fillies: four furl?ne??> ?ll:h w ?
114; Elisabeth Bean lH - l* 8Up,
114; Adventuress. 114, Sollsa. 114,
Wltte. 114: Sweep
Mate. 114: P?n??in. H..
Pretty, 114: Elisabeth Brlce. Ill,
Ethereal Blue, 114 three
Second race, claiming. for three
vear-olds and up: si* furlongs?Port
iteht 110: Dough Girl. 101; Elmont,
108; Lucky Girl lil; .J*?0-,'!:
??; Arapahoe. 108; the ,^.aK; k#?'
ftunfra 106* Pretender, 10S, PoKey
B. 110;' ?Titania, 105; Ctlnchfleld. 101; |
?Bodanzky. 103: '????, 1
Anif 1?? 108; also eligible?. satana,?
108; ?Roto. 105; Sandmark. 103; ?Perl
eourdine. 10a; ?Dairyman, 103.
Third race: for maiden three-year
olds: live and a half furlong*?aStar
Jester 11?; Welcome Stranger. 116,
Futen 1M: Vitamin. Ill: Caltstogs.
ill- My Play. 116; Cool Oardle. 116,
loiynthus, 116; Superlative 116; Dinah
meur. Ill: The Peruvian. 1 IS. Garcia
Grande. 116: Rockwood. 11?: Maggie
Murphy. Ill: Anna M. 111. Also
eligible?aRaoquetta. Ill; V Inyard,
111; Buxom. Ill; Toodles. 111.
a Ross and Salubria stable entry.
Fourth race; the Rialto purse; for
three-year-olds; six furlongiB?.Alex H.
11?: Brainstorm. 114: I>lek ? 5 ?.
197; My Play. 104; MarylaiHl Belle. M.
Clansman 114: Comic Song. H?.
a Lollipop. 104; Big Heart. 104: Excuse
Me, 114: Opperman, 112; aApex, 104.
Trevelyan. 104.
,?Ross and fcollyrofTer entry.
Fifth race: the Delaware handicap;
three-year-olds and np; one mile and
seventy yards--Boniface. l2#;Olynipus.
105: Bunga%uck, 114: Polly Ann. 108.
Sixth race ?Claiming: four-year
olds and up; one mile and a sixteenth.
?Kins John. 114: Clean Gone, 111;
Incog, 106; 'Gain de Cause. 1JJ:
?Translate. 112: 'Tom McTaggart. 10?,
?The Lamb. 10?: ?Pastoral Rwaln. 112:
?Dark Hill. 106; *Tlppo Sahib. 10?.
Seventh race?Claiming: three-year
olds and up; one mile and a
?Waukeg. 110: On High. 10?; l^s*
Lou. 105; Alhena 105; 'Sammy Jay.
100: Dan, HO: Hendrie. 105, *Blll
HUnley. 105: *L?cy Kate. 10S: Cos
corron. ?1: ?Austral, 108; Allltro. 105;
?Kebro. 105; *MiBs Fontaine, 10..
Little Ammie. 91.
?Apprentice allowance claimed
Weather cloudy: track good.
russ-germanpact
IS SIGNED AT GENOA,
THREATENING CRISIS
(Continued from First Page.)
, necessary to have two more confer
ence*. at least, before peacc is re
? stored in Europe and financial recon
1 struction becomes possible ,
> Granting that the Russian problem |
Its tattled in principle, and recognition
I la granted Russia by the Genoa con
' ferees?which apparently ?* the most
,h,r aa"berlng?a"1 TO
^n^hprnOb;.yortWOtUldenbe ^next
Hfee?n^apa^ri",,9Tov<ler,^s?I
mitted to this conference In an effort \
s"r,?.m"; si". I.
H.fc^s dlsi?mament with her friends.j
S5; i
getting her to enter * '
J^H^ all the powers which still
hive amies on a war footing.
Csafereaee Held
Frank A. Vanderllp, the American
financier; Prof. Guslav Cassel. Swedlsh
economist, and other experts atdenoa
apparently are agreed that summon
ing of a disarmament conference la a
necessary step before a successful
Sosslble! "i'SKS?*
fS"r?SK!ir"and " ?rm.ny j
tUr?tr and the United States la not
directly concerned with European
*r Washington Is generally regarded
* ? th? best alte for an economic con
arsag
meantime recogniied by the United
State*. *
latereat Is K. 9. Iacreaws.
A* the chance* tor recognition of
the soviet by th? European powers
become brighter, the Interest in
America', attitude toward Russia In
* ... the delegate* are eagr.riy
S&ZStitt. SS^ffSVSSS:
Axed determination not to
~?M^? tt?e slightest revision of the
?'.Sllle*treaty would undoubtedly
* "Ji" Kreat handicap to another
?J?????,, *Vp financial conference,
Mss!sps,a'.,.M5SBaa
ii generally looked upon as a
WILL MEET IN ROME, 1923.
, A ?^^roH^omUhreceI wfl^e
?SdmIt^SSSr?t?iy. beginning March
?f i?i the American section an
ABn^ed' today* explaining that the
2?.ihiiitv of developments In TJ??
S^. ionferenoe tnfiuenoed the de
If th? board of director. In
Mrhe" In^ernaUonal chamber at its
-2mm at Paris and London mad*
JiVnite recommendations In problems
which are now before the Genoa con
executive commltteo ot
theinternational chamber will moot
it Paris *ay 2?, and the board it
directors on ^uiy whw-lt ll w*
Seeted that molts of th? Genoa con
?S?S2e will bo fairly definite': and
wIHpeVmlt ptaft* to bo fljade f6r the
meeting at Rome,
RolIlaK '((? ? wcondirr ron>ldrrati?n of tkla miifaltr, wka la tlawi
patting mar ? Hit rkw*IM< (Mm rn.
Mrs. Minor OpensD. A. R. Session
With Plea for a Better Nation
tContinuM (rom Flrat Page.> j
j (he guardian* of the American home?'
"It does not require a determined
I act of faith to believe that the Amer
1 lean home will survive the automo
bile and the moviea. the thirat for
pleasure and diversion, and the rest
less urge ofa world not yet stabllixert
after a universal convulsion, yet I
have that faith.
Good Influence Needed.
"Inherent in the Anglo-Saxon is his
love of his home and this country is!
fundamentally Anglo-Saxon. Inherent |
. also in many of the nations which
1 make up our foreign population is |
[the love of home, but the ideals of I
, the American home are not always'
theirs. To hold fast to those ideals is
this sphere is not bounded by the
four walls of the house. It reaches
out to the better schools, purer
movies, cleaner drama, modest dreSa.
better discipline for the child at horns
and in school. An undisciplined child
is good material for future upheavals
and revolutions.
"It is said that the morals of the
rising generation are ag loose as Its
?:01oAes. I don't believe it. I have
alth in the young of today, faith
that they will make good and settle
down when the world rocks a little
less uneasily in the whirlpool* left
by the war.
"The world grows better, not
worse, with every succeeding genera
tion. There Is too much pessimism.
Weak lamentations will not help
Inatters any. Acid criticism rebounds
only against itself. Be constructive?
'keep the home flres burning. * the
family lamp alight, it's quiet radl
ahoe is needed in this jaxx-wetry
world. The qualities, which have
trade America what ft Is were born In
the horn* gad must remain there If
. democracy ia to endure. Thrift, in
dustry, honesty, kindness, truthful
ness, courtesy, unselfishness, modesty,
purify of heart ana thought, a con
science quick to repel wrong and
above all religious faith?these are
the products of a Christian home and
these are the foundation stones of
the nation. Build them Into your
home life lest democracy perish, upon
the homes that you make and your
daughters make after you, this nation
depends for its life.
WulhflMI Rellntlea.
"Washington wrote In his farewell
address, 'of all the dispositions and
| habit? which lead to political pros*
perlty. religion and morality are in
dispensable supports.'" Religion and
morality, faith and right conduct;
help this nation to hold f*st to them,
for we havs been drifting away.
"Recently a little book was brought
to mv attention with this title: 'Keep
ood in American History." Clearly
it's author points' oat the deep re
ligious faith In the guidance of Ood
that has prevailed throughout all
stages of our history, from the age
of discovery down through all the
great crises In our national develop
ment. The leading motive of Colum
bus wat to spread the Gospel, his
first act In the new world was to
raise the cross and kneel In prayer.
"Later, a Pilgrim band landed With
the lllble and a compact beginning
'In the name of Ood, Amen.1
Throughout all our history the
spoken and written words of our
great leader! pay humble and con*
stant tribute to the guiding hand of
Ood; our fundamental state docu
ment* recognise His sovereignty.
"Phe .Declaration of Independence ap
peals to Divine justice as a witness.
Washington was a man of prayer and
supreme faith.
(M Ml C??aetltatUa.
"When the makere of our Consti
tution were about to adjourn in fail
ure, after four weeks of hopeless
groping, franklin rose and reminded
the delegates that not once in their
deliberations had they turned to Ood.
'I have lived, sir, a long time,' and
he, addressing Washington In the
chair, and the longer 1 live the
more convincing proofs t see of this
truth that Ood govern* In the affairs
of man. Aad Ita. sparrow cannot fall
to the' gtoand without Hir notice, is
u erobabie that an empire can rise
I without HIS 1VhVt*"*he'reaft er
leave to move that hereaiier
oravers. Imploring the assistance of
{leaven and Ita blessing on our de
lit"on" be held in this Memk T
every morning before we proceed
i b "From that time on tho
made successful progress with the
! Constitution, which tb?. had ?a bir
^;,?r;%hhre^tWr.n"tdhX^.C'ot
G?%incoln. In the black crisis of the
&SoSj?;
prosper, no nation can survive. If
?-U fflMTetX
I armament conference began and end
L?e?. ??Th0.rTend.^ra?m 'at shall be my
country's, my God's and truth s.
Trafh la Htatery. j
"l?et us. also. strive to keep truth
in American history. There are those
who are attempting to distort it
to pander to their hatred of
England under guise of love for
America. Faroloal attempts to re
write the school histories, which are
thought to be too favorable to Eng
land, are being made and threaten
ing pressure Is being brought to bear
.. teacher* and historians, whose
r.tkiv oblect Is to be fair and speak the
trnth This It nothing more nor lees
han deliberate antl-nrltl.h proP^
__ n(?a u u ttoo Mine old attempt in
another form to eet BniUnd ^nd
America against one another and t
perpetuate the bitterness or a u??
^"Ae "TnUter attempt to wlpe Eng
land out of our >,2?e
the truth for Ite object but the base
motives Of prejudice an<l l;ate_
"Keep the truth In our histories, fo
history without truth erases to be.
"As a society dedicated to preejrve
I the records of the past, this watchful
guardianship of our history Is oneof
our peculiar duties. If we do not
guard our past with reverence
Sne else will do it for us.
OM Style TWWM C?*ed
"Par better for the child is the good
oldrfashioned training fh the ele
ments of ? sound education and in the
cardinal virtues of honesty, decency,
integrity and truth than all the
sumptuous modern schoolhousts you
can build. Give him character and
the good old fundamentals of a sound
education; the high-brow superficiali
ties will look out for themselves and
will probably never be missed^
"Good homes, good schools?these
are the nation's life. ?he
and sinew of a democracy within *
republic. Bee that you maintain'hem
throughout our land as the father*
bequeathed them to you, and pass
them on to your children s children^
and to the foreigner wlthin our
gates. With friendliness and under
standing let ut teach the foreigner
the Ideals of the forefathers, that he.
tco. may become American in thought
and soul. Thua- may we become in
fact '0?e nation. Indivisible, witn
lltferty and justice for *?? .. h ve
".'The torches of understanding have
Been lighted/ sald Pretldent Hard
lhe In hi* tarowcH speseh to tne
armament conference, 'and they wi
glow and encircle the globe. This
means an understanding ??ong na
tions within our sorters as well as
throughout the world. It means trust
and co-operation. It means that tne
greateat gift ol the conference to the
world has been a spiritual gift.
"I believe we have been called wtK,
after much wandering, to jjteener
world conscience and a deeper faith
in the'.government of God, for, where
men nleet in the apirit of peafie on
earth, siod will to men, there la God
in the-ttnldst of them.
SKMfNt Arrive Early.
As early as ? o'clock thli morning
delegate* began nning lnto Memorial
Continental Hall for the initial ses
alon of the conference. An hour later
the auditorium, was almost completiy
Ailed arid the corridors In the build
IBB wene congested with small gr?uP*'
ofenSii-l^
wWe Of Senator Spencer
JAPANESE BREAK OFF
SIBERIAN CONFERENCE
Shtti Government's Reply on Sate
for Evacuation Cause of
Benewed Troubles.
By the AMOcHted Prwi.
TOKIO, April 17.?Japan ha? in
itructed her delegates to withdraw
trom the Dalren conference with rep
resentative!! of the Siberian govern
ment at Chita.
The ground for withdrawal, it *a?
laid at the foreign office today, wag
that the Chita government made pro
posals In reply to Japan's notification
)f Uke date for evacuation of Siberia,
n-hlch upset the agreement reached
regarding the protection of lives and
property and the adoption of the
jpen-door policy.
The Japanese government is send
ing the staff of the 8th Division, with
a brigade of infantry, a regiment of
cavalry, field artillery and a bat
talion of engineers, "to replace th
troops now stationed in Siberia." ac
cording to an official announcement
today.
STERUlffiCKS
EFFICIENCY BILL
Declares New Proposal Is
Superfluous?Attempt to
Aid Politics Hinted.
A bill introduced by Senator Harry
New empowering the bureau of effi
ciency to establish a system of rat
ngs for the classified civil service
s superfluous, in the opinion of Sena
tor Sterling of South Dakota, chair
man of the civil service committee,
to which the New bill has bee* re
ferred. Senator Sterling said today
that the matter of rating in the civil
service is covered adequately In the I
reclassification bill, which liis com
mittee has reported and which is now
awaiting the consideration of tho
Senate appropriations committee.
Senator Sterling said that he has
been assured the appropriations com
mittee would take up the reclassifi
cation bill as soon as it has disposed
of the regular annual appropriation
bill*.
Senator Sterling: pointed out that
the New bill would set up new ma
chinery to rate the employes, through ?
the bureau of efficiency. The re- |
classification bill would have the rat- 1
ings handled by the departments and
the Civil Service Commission.
Senator Sterling raid that he in
tended to discuss the matter with
Senator New when he returns from
Indiana. Senator New has gone home
to take part in his campaign for re
nomination. the primaries taking
place May Z. t
In some quarters the bill Introduced
by Senator New Is regarded as part
and parcel of an alleged attempt to
break down, to some extent, the civil
service system as It now exists, and
to make It possible to grant positions
through political preferment.
It provides that the bureau of ef
ficiency shall establish a svstem of
efficiency ratings, subject to the ap
proval of the President, in the several
executive departments, and indepen
dent establishments In the District, or
elsewhere, based on records kept on
each department and Independent
establishments. Under the proposed
system a minimum rating of efficiency
will be established, which must be
attained by an employe befor*- he may
be promoted: It shall also provide a
rating below which no employe may
fall without being demoted, and a rat
ing below which no employe iniy full
without being dismissed for ineffici
ency. All promotions, demontions and
dismissals, shall be governed by the
provisibns of the proposed act. No
provision is made in the bill for keep
ing the employe* posted as to what
their efficiency ratings are.
EDWARD 0. CASTELL DIES.
Prominent Local Merchant Suc
cumbs After Operation.
Edward O. Caste.1, fifty years old,
prominent merchant of East Washing
ton. residing at 315 Uh street south
east, died yesterday afternoon at 2:40
o'clock at Providence Hospital, fol
lowing an operation. Mr. Castell had
been 111 only about ten days. He was
a native of Washington and had lived
here all his life.
Mr. Castell is survived bv !iis vfife,
Mrs. Mae M. Castell (net Harvev), and
Six children. Edward J. Castell, Mrs.
Agnes Welsman, Harvey, Russell.
Douglas and Dorothy Castell.. His
brothers and sisters are Margaret
Castell. Mrs. Reglna Russell, Mrs.
Mary Foley. Mrs. Loretta Boiseau,
Joseph R. Castell, Dr. L>ouls B. Castell.
Mrs. E. J. Burke and Vlnoent U. Cas
tell. All ara residents of Washington
except Mrs. Russell, who is at Port
Lyon. Col., and Mrs. Burke, who lives
at Muskogee, Okla.
The deceased was affiliated with the
Washington Council. Knights of Co
lumbus. a member of the Alhambra.
the Holy Name Society and was
financial secretary and treasurer of
the Catholic Knights of America.
funeral arrangements have not been
completed.
of Missouri, and the chaplain general
of the society. Mrs. Spencer took her
Scripture from the 121st PsSIm.
After the prayer, the delegates, led
by Miss Annie Wallace, gave the sa
lute to the flag. "The American's
Creed," was then recited by William
Tyler Page, the author.
"04? to the Flag" Herltrd.
One of the outstanding features of
the opening program was the recita
tion of the "Ode to the Flag," bv Miss
Stella Waterman of the Children of
the American Revolution. The Ode
was written by Mra. Daniel Dothrop,
and was recited so effectively by Miss
Waterman that it brought tears to
the eyes of some of the delegates.
Three solos were rendered bv Miss
Florence Otis, accompanied by Claude
War ford, composer. Reports were
then made by the committees on pro
gram, of which Mrs. Oeorge W. White
is chairman, and by the committee
on standing rules, headed by Mrs.
Henry B. Joy. After the roll -call the
congress adjourned for luncheon.
The Evening and
Sunday Star
Full Repdrt of the
D. A. R. Convention
April 16to 23
Inclusive
I.
Mail, postage prepaid. Unit
ed States ? Twenty -five
(?e).
Canada?Thirty-five cents
\ <??>.
Foreign ? Farry ? five cents
<4S?). X
Leave order with Star
representative at Memo
rial Continental Hall, or
at Star Office, 11th and
Pennsylvania Avenne.
Davis Advocates Filing of In
tent Ninety Days Before
Immigration.
Requirement that an elien desir
ing; to come to the United States give
three month's notice to immigration
authorities of his intention was ad
vocated today by Secretary of I^abor
Davis.
During the ninety-day period inter
vening: between his declaration of
intention and actual embarkation, Mr.
Davis said, the immigrant could be ex
amined as to Ms physical and mental
fitness, and his admissibility under
the percentage law determined, thu?
saving1 time and expense to the im
migrant, and preventing possible de
portation from the Immigration sta
tion in this country for various
causes.
Secretary Davis would put the bur
den of proof of admissibility upon
the immigrant through the vise sys
tem, which, he added, was about the
only practical method of solving the
problem of immigrants arriving in
excess of quotas.
Facilities for examination of de
clared immigrants could be set up in
foreign ports of embarkation, Mr.
Davis asserted, to amplify the ma
chinery already existing.
Many lives have been ruined an?l
many life-saving's wiped out. Mr.
Davis pointed out, because steamship
companies have transported immi
grants. only to have them turned
back at a port In this country be
cause they came here in exce*s of
quota. In many cases, he added, im
migrants have been deported for this
cause and landed in a port hundred*
of miles distant from that from which
they embarked for the United States,
with their savings practically ex
hausted and their whole future in
jeopardy.
Declaration of intention by the Im^.
migrant three months in advance of
his actual sailing and physical and
mental examination at the port of
embarkation would save much suf
fering and expense, the Labor Sec
retary said, and would practical!v
prevent arrival of immigrants In ex
cess of quota.
Lone Caretaker Powerless
as Flames Rage Over
Isle in Chesapeake.
B* tbe Associated Pret*.
1 NORFOLK. Va.. April 1" ?Twelve
i government buildings on Fisherman**
i Island, in Chesapeake bay, were de
stroyed by fire Sunday ariernoon. Un
official estimates say the loss may
reach 1109.000. The weather bureau
station, hospital and one other buiid
ing escaped the flames.
The blase started about I o'clock,
the Cape Henry observer having re
ported It to local coast guard offi
cials here, who later received addi
tional information by telephone. La*i
night the Army mine planter General
S. M. Mills, bearing a detachment of
soldiers under command of Capt. F
W. Crist, way dispatched from Fort
Motiroe to fight The flames, but at
I rived too late to be of assistance.
There were about fifteen building*
on the Island, used previous to th.
war as a quarantine camp and later
as an observation station.
The fire was reported to have start -
ed in the marsh, where a party of
vacationers had been In camp it
spread rapidly through the brush to
ward the buildings, and the effort."
of the caretaker, the only man on the
Island, to extinguish it were unsue
ceisful.
At 8 o'clock last night the flame*
! could be plainly seen all ajona the
i bay front. Lieuts. Dollard ami Bland
I from Fort Monroe, left this niorn
lng on a subchaser for the island
They, with Capt. Crist, will constitute
! an officio! board of investigation into
j the origin of tlte Are.
STAR CARRIERS THRILLED.
'Spitfire" Real Show, Their Verdict
After Easter Treat.
"Gee. she's great:" "Golly. s!ie>
pretty:" "Bet she can draw a gun
qulcker'n Bill Hart:" "Thank >u.
mister WThese and many expressions
of a similar nature were heard around
the doors of the Strand Theater yes
terday afternoon, when 400 boys of
all ages and sizes poured out of that
playhouse, the occasion being a spe
cial Easter show given by Manager
Sparrow of the Strand for The Even
ing Star carriers.
The program gave the boys the op
portunity of viewing in real life one
of their favorite western actresses.
Miss Texas Gulnan. who ehtertained
them In person and on the screen in
a spectacular and dramatic playlet,
entitled "Spitfire." Others on the bill
met with favor, the high-leaping dogs
and their equally athletic masters, in
"Ju?t Friends," won applause, as did
Miss Edith La Mond, with her char
acter songs and Impersonation.*
Messrs. Bender and Armstrong, "Just
a couple of regular fellows gone
t wrong." were voted "regular fellers."
but far from "wrong," while the
Leach La Quinlan trio met with equal
approval while offering feats In equil
lbrlsm.
The feature, picture, in which Fred
Stone, famous comic of musical com
edy fame, appears In the role of a
lovesick cowboy, held the alert at
tention of the boys from start to
finish.
LEDGER APPEAL DENIED.
Sought Higher Action in Case
Against New York Times.
The Philadelphia Public Ledger Com
pany was today denied an appeal by
the Supreme Court In a case it
sought to bring from the circuit court
of appeals for the second circuit
against the New York Times Com
PThe suit arose out of the publica
tion by the New York Times of an
article by Sir Edward Grey, published
In the London Tiroes of January 11.
lMO giving his views on the atti
tude of the United States toward the
league of nations. The Philadelphia
Public Ledger claimed It had ac
quired by contract the exclusive right
to publish in the United States arti
cles appearing In the London .Times,
but the federal courts of New York
city held that the contract did not
give the Public Ledger a proprietory
right In the articles which It could
enforce under the copyright law.
JOINTLY OBSERVE DATE.
Justices Day and Van Devanter
Celebrating Birth Anniversary,
fustic* William R. Day and Justice.
WlUls Van Devanter of the Supreme
Court of the United States will cele
brate their birthday anniversaries
~.i>h an informal dinner at the home
Justice Van Devanter tonight. A
flw rfose friend, will be invited. Jus
ff* nav was born at Ravenna. Ohio.
LLventt-three years ago today, and
UistlU Van DevaJfter, at Marloa. 1*4
<^"v^urce years ago this dste.
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