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Dozens Dead or Wounded as
Cabinet Seeks . Means
FIFTY IN ARSON GANG
RAID AT TIPPERARY
Trail of Fire and Murders Grows.
Dail Factions Reported
Rt the Associated Press.
BELFAST. May 20.?Terrorism in
Belfast and its environs are again
assuming such proportions that Pre
mier Sir James Craig and his cabinet
met this afternoon presumably to dis
cuss measures for dealing with the
renewed outbreak of secular strife.
At least half a doxen persons have
met death at the hands of murder
gangs within the last twenty-four
hours and dozens of others have been
These outrages have not been con
fined to the immediate vicinity of
Belfast, but owing to the promiscuous
cutting of wires and the paralysis of
other means of communication it is
Impossible to obtain details of these
activities in counties Down and An
trim. 'iisere a number of bridges are
reported to have been destroyed and
several trains held up by armed
Among the latest reports this after
noon from County Down was that an
automobile containing a military of
ficer and his wife struck a tree that
was blocking the road near the Bally
kinlar camp. The woman was killed
and the officer himself later was
Three Protectant* Slain.
Three men who were shot upon
Avowing themselves Protestants died
during the night. Two men today
entered the sawmills in the York
street area, inquired the religion of
the various workers and shot dead
a Catholic, John Connolly, apparently
Is reprisal for a similar shooting in
the case of a Protestant yesterday.
Shanes Castle, the county Antrim
home of Lord O'Neill, whose son is
speaker of the Ulster house of com
mons, was burned today by forty
men. said to be from Tyrone. The
caretaker was wounded while de
fending the castle. The raiders re
tired after setting the Are. Lord
O'Neill, who Is eighty-three years
old, and Lady O'Neill were rescued
by neighbors. The Ballynane station
in county Antrim, near Portglenone.
was badly damaged by raiders last
night. The Martlnsdown station on
the Cushendall line, and also the po
lice barracks there, have been de
Lar Trail of Fire.
Within the last twenty-four hours
armed raiders have laid a trail of
Are from County Down through Bel
fast to north of County Antrim, at
tacking police barracks, ambushing
special constables, burninr houses of
loyalists, destroying railway lines and
cutting wire communications. A wild
week end of outrages was feared in
Within tlje city of Belfast the. num
ber of murders during the past week
was brought to a total of twenty
three, as a result of today's shootings.
Dispatches from northern Ireland
say that Sinn Fein forces have cap
tured the police barracks at Glen
arm. Martlnsdown. Carnlough and
Cunhindall. all In County Antrim.
The garrison of the Martinsdown
barracks put up a stiff fight and held
off the raiders until its last cartridge
was expended. The bank at Glenarm
was captured in addition to the bar
Bank Burned and Peat omee Raided.
According to word received this
afternoon the Northern Bank at
Cushendall. County Antrim, was burn
ed and the post office raided. A num
ber of automobiles were stolen and
several others destroyed. The An
trim coast road, one of the finest in
Ireland, was blocked with huge bould
ers that had been rolled from the hill
Raids also occurred in County
Down, where the Castlewellan bar
racks were attacked, the railroad de
pot at Laurencetown was burned, a
1 rain was held up and the road
blocked. < . .
Reports received here this after
noon said three of the raiders in the
attack on the Castlewellan tfarracks
?were killed and-ten others captured.
In the same district, which is along
the coast, the old court castle, the
residence of Lord De Ros, holder of
the oldest baronetcy in the British
empire, was burned. Lady De Ros
was In the castle at the time.
MANSION SET FIBE.
Band of Fifty Attacks Tipperary
Place, Binding Servants.
Hr the Associated Prrm.
ROSCREA, TlppeTary, May 20.
Kifty men attacked a mansion here
today, and after binding and blind
folding the servants sprinkled oil
about, set fire to the place and de
parted, firing shots through the win
-The servants succeded in freeing
themselves and after a Ion* strug
xle extinguished the Are, saving the
tyatt. peace bepobted.
free State and Bepublican Fac
tions Hay Have Agreed.
' BELFAST, May 10.?An agreement
between the free state and repub
lican factions of the dail eireann re
garding the forthcoming Irish elec
tions and other questions was rea$h
ed this afternoon, according to ad
vices received in Belfast late today, j
DUBLIN. May 20.?Strong rumors
were current here this afternoon
that, an agreement had been reached
between Michael Collins, head of the
provisional government, and Eamonn
l)e Valera. the repuolican leader.
The rumors began circulating when
at S:S5 o'clock this afternoon the dail
eireann had not yet resumed Its
TIPS BARBER HE LOST
$100,000 ON PONIES AND
HURLS SELF TO DEATH
Bj the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, May 20.?Charles
i E. Cash, once betting commission
er, today tipped his barber to "lay
off the ponies" and threw himself
under the wheels of a subway
Hundreds of passengers saw
Cash make his fatal leap at Lenox
avenue and 110th street a
score of women fainted. Five
cars passed over his body. Tuck
ed under the band of his straw
hat was a note which said:
"Please notify Mrs. McLaughlin
I'm dead." and gave her telephone ?
number. . . ...
Cash was said to have inherited
a fortune Rnd to have lost it all on
the races. This morning, after
being shaved he said to his bar
ber: , ?
"If vou ever play the horses
take a tip from me and don t.
Leave them alone. I lost my wife,
my home and $100,000 trying to
beat them. ?
"So long, remember my tip.
Another employe of the shop
said Cash told him a few days
g"I'm disgusted with life. I
I could drop dead. For the first
time in twenty-two years I didn t
go to the Saratoga races last
summer. I think I'll end it all.
H. S. PEACEMAKING
Settlement May Establish
I Nation's Prestige in World
BV DAVID LAWRENCE.
America's resourcefulness as a me
diator is being taxed to the utmost
In the unprecedented situation which
has led Chile and Peru to endeavor
to settle their dispute of more than
thirty years' standing.
Theoretically Chile and Peru are
I negotiating diTectly. the United
States is merely offering its "atmos
phere and good will." but this is
merely the preliminary. Everybody
knows and has known that the public
opinion of Chile and Peru, respec
tively. has been fanned into such
intensity of feeling over the dispute
that a direct settlement unassisted
by the friendly advice of outside
powers is improbable.
The deadlock Is stillthe same? ati ? t
I was. Chile insists that the treaty
of Ancon is unfulfilled. ^,?.ruK
clares a referendum should have
been taken in 1894 to ,<s?ter"1'n^
ownership of the prov nces of Tacna
and Arlca. and since It waan t taken
I the whole treaty is invalid. And so
the controversy goes.
Ther<? is no new angle, no new sug
gestion of equitable arrangement
coming from the one
approved by the other. The two pow
ers are tired of the Th ..
troversy and want a settlement The>
have reached the stage where they
would welcome so?%a
from the outside, offered in such a
way that neither side can afford to
reject. That's where Americas op
Shaatang Haggle Rrrallr*.
Japan and China haggled for three
years over the Shantung question
They started direct negotiations again
and again, but never got anywhere.
Finally the United States and Great
Britain conceived the idea of bring
ing the parties together in W ashlng
ton ostensibly for direct settlement,
but in reality for mediation. The dis
pute was settled satisfactorily.
The same situation has developed
between Chile and Peru. The dele
gates arc already trying direct ^ef?"
fiatlons and will soon reach the dead
lock of past conferences. Then Amer
ica will step In either wMth a con
crete plan or a proposal for arbitra
tlon which, if accepted, would mean
that both sides were committed In ad
vance to accept the award of the
biAmerica*!!'good fai th. American fair
ness and Judicial ability will be te?*e^
in the Chile-Peru conference. Th?re
2 Drestig* and good favor waiting
the United States if It
fltct satisfactorily to both sides
There is Ill-will waiting if America
makes a misstep. The Secretary of
State of the United States happens to
!e a former Justice of the Supreme
Court of the United States. His Ju
dicial mind is being applied to the
dispute, which Is essentially a task
for the legal mind, anyhow.
For years the Monroe doctrine, con
ceived as a means of preventing Eu
ropean aggression In this hemisphere,
has been so variously Interpeted and
developed that America's designs in
Latin America have not been viewed
as altruistic, despite the protestations
of her statesmen.
Chile In particular has through dip
lomatic channels shown on more than
one occasion a fear that th? United
States was adopting a big brother at
titude for selfish and not unselfish
reasons. Peru has played a little,
more closely to American policy. But
Chile's doubts are the same doubts as
other South American nations have
eXTheSS<opportunity of the United
States in the premises is to show
that she is Interested In the peace
and welfare of countries far distant
from her own boundaries and that
she Is willing to stop in the midst of
I Its Intense absorption ilk other prob
lems to lend a voice of counsel and
I (Continued on Page 2, Column 7.)
Reiterates That France Will
Act Alone if Agreement
Is Not Reached.
CITES BRITISH SEIZURES
Oenoa Delegates Bapidly Deserting
City?Lloyd George Optimistic
By the Associated Press.
PARIS. May 20.?France, declared
Premier Poincare today, will endeavor
to come to an understanding with the
allies regarding the action to be
taken against Germany if she de
faults in payment of her reparations,
but if France is unable to Secure an
agreement she will insist on her right
to act separately."
The premier said such action would
be taken under those clauses of the
treaty of Versailles which give the
allies, in case of default by Germany,
the power to take measurs such as
conomic and financial prohibitions
and reprisals, "anc* in general such
other measures as their respective
governments may determine to be
necessary in the circumstances."
GENOA BEING DESERTED.
Bj' the Assoeiated Press.
GENOA, May 20.?Genoa today was
rapidly being deserted by the dele
gates. who, for six weeks, have been
participating in the discussions of the
economic conference, which adjourned
yesterday after having provided for
the continuation at The Hague next
month of its efforts to put European
construction ou a more solid basis.
Prime Minister Lloyd George of
Great Britain hurried away to London
last night, expressing optimism over
the future, even though the Genoa
gathering had not accomplished
everything he had hoped for. The
German and French delegation, were
the principal departures this morn
ing. Both were bidden farewell at
the railway station by Premier Facta
and Foreign Minister Schanzer of
Italy. The motor cars of the depart
ing delegations were filled with
flowers as good-by tributes.
t'ltra British Action.
M. Poincare made his statement in
replying to an inquiry by M. Klotz.
former minister of finance, with re
gard to declarations recently made
by Austen Chamberlain, government
leader in the British house of com
mons. on the question of allied action
In c*se of a German default.
In connection with discussion of the
right of the allies to take separate
action. It was pointed out irt French
official circles today that Great Brit
ain had acted separately in renounc
ing. without consulting the allies, the
right to seize German-owned prop
erty in allied countries to apply* on
reparations, which affected, in a way,
the Interests of all the allies.
Germans Leave First.
The Germans left first from one
station. Two hours later the French
left from another. The farewells ex
changed between Chancellor Wlrth
and Dr. Rathenau of Germany and
Premier Facta and Signor Schanzer
were cordial, as were those between
M. Barthou and M. Colrat of France
and the two Italian ministers, all ex
pressing wishes ,that the seed sown
at Genoa might bear fruit at The
Foreign Minister Tchltcherin of
Russia and his delegation remained
here today. Tonight they will give a
farewell dinner in honor of Sfgnors
Facta and Schanzer.
Mgr. Caccia Dominini, private cham
berlain to Pope Pius, arrived in
Gtnoa today and exchanged views
with several of the delegates, includ
ing the Russians, regarding the papal
memorandum concerning the Catho
lic Church in Russia.
23 WILL BE SUMMONED
FOR NEW GRAND JURY
President Signs Bill Authorizing
Additional Body for District
* of Columbia.
President Harding: having signed
the bill authorizing an ' additional
grand jury in the District of Colum
bia. United States Attorney Cordon
announced today that he will make a
written request next Monday to Chief
Justice McCoy of the Supreme Court
of the District of Columbia to direct
the jury commission to summon
twenty-three men to form the new
grand Jury. This will be the first
time In the history of the District of
Columbia that two grand juries will
be sitting at the same time.
This additional grand jury was re
quested by Attorney General Daugh
erty to pass on the question of the
complicity of certain persons high In
the Wilson admllstratlon In alleged
frauds on the government In connec
tion with war contracts. Mr. Daugh
erty declared the evidence before him
shows that if not parties to the al
leged frauds certain prominent per
sons had at least guilty knowledge
of the assaults on the government
funds. The Attorney General will
use a portion of the appropriation of
$500,000 asked for prosecutions of
persons connected with alleged frau
dulent war contracts In the prepara
tion of the cases to be submitted to
the additional grand jury.
GIANT SHAFT TO CAPTAIN JOHN
AIM OF 'SMITH' NICKEL CAMPAIGN
Special Dispatch to Ttoe Star.
NORFOLK. Va., May 20.?The
latest in "jitney" movements is to
bo launched tn the United States.
"Get a nickel from the Smiths"
will be the war cry raised in
every city, town and hamlet. It
will be sponsored by the Capt.
John Smith Memorial Association,
whose headquarters are in this
city. Each contribution will swell
a fund for the erection of a gi
gantic monument to the memory
of Capt. Smith on the spot at Cape
Henry where, in 1607, he and his
band of colonists first set foot on
With millions of Smiths, Smyths,
Smythes, Smithers and all of sim
ilar cognomen contributing, It Is
hoped- J??t.U? toUl wiU b?-auf-r
flcient to erect the tallest jnonu
ment in America. Standing at the
entrance of Hampton roads, It
will be visible far out to sea,
while a permanent concrete road
will connect it with the Virginia
beacft-Cape Henry highway.
The ambitions of the association
go beyond the erection of the
monument. They hope tfi initiate
a movement to bring the bones of
Capt. Smith from the old Skinner
street cemetery In London to Vir
ginia, where they can be enshrin
ed. Virginia feels that the Old
Dominion hAs given the founder
of the first English colony in
America greater recognition than
has England and that for this
reason his ashes, lying almost for
gotten in the old English church
yard. ought to be brought to these
shores for flnal burial. And the
great monument now being plan
ned would mark that last resting
WU OFFERS PEACE
Unification Scheme Would i
Recall Parliament Dissolved
Five Years Ago.
i By the Associated Press. %
I PEKING, May 20.?Solution of
| China's Internal problems, including
unification of the north and south,
awaits the outcome of the military ac
tivities north of Tientsin, where the I
armies of Gen. Chang Tso-lin and]
Gen. Wu Pel-fu face each pther.
Gen. Wu, who defeated Chang in
j their recent campaign near Peking, j
has declared he will not fight again!
if Chang peaceably withdraws his
forces north of the great wall, as the'
most important question to be consld*
ered now is the establishment of A
constitutional government. (A Tien*
tain dispatch last night reported that
Chang's troops had completely evac
uated Lanchow, and that Chang him
self and nineteen trainloads of sol
diers had already gone outside the
great wall. The retreat was attrib
uted either to Gen- Wu'i outflanking
movement or to trouble ill Man
Gen. Wu is convinced that Chang
contemplates establishing an inde
pendent empire In Manchuria, but be
lieves the republic Is capable of over
throwing such a government. It is
said that if necessary an expedition
will be sent into Manchuria to reunite
the province with China proper.
Plaa of Unification.
Wu has announced that he is sup
porting a unification scheme which
he believes will win the approval of
the southern government headed by
Sun Yat Sen, the seat of which Is at
Canton. The chief features of the
First?Recall trfe old parliament'
which was dissolved five years ago
and restore the provisional constitu
tion adopted by the republic during
the first year of its existence.
Second ? Create a national army,
controlled and paid by the central
Third?The civil governors of the
provinces to be responsible directly
Fourth?Taxes to be collected by
the central government only.
Fifth ? Local self-government for
Sixth?The magistrates to. be elect
| ed by the people.
Seventh-^-The provincial police, not
I the national army, to bo responsible
I for the maintenance of peace In the
OK Parliament Important.
Importance Is attached to the pro- '
vision for. reassembling the old par
! ltament, as the majority of the mem
bers now reside in Canton, and it Is
believed that by inviting them to re
construct the country Wu has re
moved any grounds for opposition on
the part of Sun Yet Sen.
It understood if the parliament
is convoked President Hsu Shih
. Chang will resign. He took office
after the dissolution of parliament
'? and for that reason Dr. Sen has con.
I eluded that his election was illegal.
! Wu Pei-Fu is not committed to main
! taining ilsu in office and has said he
' favors removal of all obstacles to the
peace of the country. The Chinese j
press quotes Dr. Sun as declaring his |
willingness to abolish the Canton
government if the president with
drLi"SYuan-Hung, who retired from
the presidency during the attempt to
restore the "monarchy in 1917, is be
Ina- urued to accept the office again
should'a vacancy occur. The Peking
Leader in an editorial says:
"If Wu Pei-Fu could succeed in
persuading Hsu Shih-Chang to resign
and Li Yuan-Hung to resume office,
China could be united, and with the
convocation of the old parliament the
Peking government would be insti
FEARS LONG CONFLICT.
HONGKONG. May 20. ? Only a
change of policy on the part of the
Peking regime 'or recognition of the
South China government by the
foreign nations will bring the civil
war In China to an end, declared Wu
Tins-fang, former Chinese minister
to the United 8tates, who was ap
pointed foreign minister of the
Canton government last year and re
cently was named civil governor of
K"C*v?t'war *wHl continue until the
northern forces change their policy
and convene a parliament legally
constituted and elect a new presi
de!!"" he said, "or until the foreign
powers recognise the southern gov
^'dispatch from Fukien announces
that Li Hou-chl, military governor
of Fukien province, has arrested Gen.
Chang Chl-plng, commander of the
Arooy division, who was suspected of
disloyal t? ......
NO SEATS FOR LADIES.
SIX CHILDREN NEGLECTED.
Found Living Under Straw Stack
RECINA, Sask., May 20.?On the
verge of starvation and practically
nude, six children were found living
I in a hole buried under a straw stack
covered over with brushwood near
Cupar. Sask.. and brought here by an
officer of the department of dependent
and neglected children. The young
est child, fifteen months old. Is under
a doctor's care. The eldest is nine
I years of age. Charges of neglect
have been filed against the mother.
ON ARCHITECT BILL
Commissioners Inform Sen
ate Committee of Approval
As an aftermath of the Knicker
bocker Theater disaster, a favorable
report on the Calder bill to provide
for the examination and registration
of architects in the District of Co
lumbia was submitted to the Senate
District committee today by the Dis
The Commissioners In their report
said that they had given the matter
I careful attention.
The bill was referred to the Com
missioners February 6. "At that
time," says the report, "the collapse
of the roof of the Knickerbocker The
ater and the best methods of insur
ing against similar action were being
considered, not ->nly by the Commis
sioners. but by all the thoughtful
members of the community. One ob
vious suggestion of a remedy was
^he registration or licensing of archi
tects. and of such engineers as might
be connected with the design and con
struction of th^ various types of
buildings to be found in a large mod
ern city, and your reference of the
above-mentioned bill was received
just when study was being made of
the experience had with registration
or licensing 111 other jurisdictions.
Protection to Jncrrme.
"So far as can be ascertained when
properly supervised by competent
and impartial registration boards, the
registration or licensing of archi
tects and structural engineers has
proved to be a protection to the pub
lic against Incompetent practitioners,
and the measure of protection prom
ises to increase with the decrease in
I the number of thfise who originally
are authorized to register, because of
the fact that they have previously
been engaged in practice, and not
because they have demonstrated, the
possession of the qualifications set up
In the various registration acts.
"The technical professions, particu
larly the various kinds of professional
engineers, have, however, not agreed
as to the desirability of registering
engineers; and there Is some doubt
today as to the position of the lead
ing civil engineer society?the Amer
ican Society of Civil Engineers?
which includes among its members
most. If not all, of the structural
engineers, who, for the purpose of
protecting the public against im
proper building design, should be
"A further point that has been more
or less discussed Is whether a regis
tration should not Include not only
architects, as contemplated by the bill
under consideration, but also the
structural engineers, who are. as
ahove stated, frequently associated
with architects during the desigh and
construction of large and complicated
"As the Commissioners were without
mUch direct knowledge of the vari
ous points involved, other than gen
erally described above, they deemed
It advisable to call the attention of
the local architects and structural en
gineers to the proposed legislation;
and, after allowing a reasonable time
for preparation, a public Bearing was
held by the Commissioners on Friday,
May 12. At this hearing it developed
thar the architects were opposed to
any plan for the joint' reglstratlon of
architects and structural engineers,
while, on the other hand, the en
gineers present, while disposed to ac
cept separate registration for en
gineers as a step In advance, were
unanimous that a joint registration
bill would be .preferable.
"After careful consideration, the
Commissioners have come to the con
clusion that thf Senate bill, providing
for the separate registration of
architects, is, on the whole, meritori
ous, and that Its enactment Into law
would be advantageous to the public.
They also believe that legislation
should be framed and passed provid
ing for the registration of structural
engineers; and they are taking steps
to secure the preparation of a suitable
bill which will be forwarded to you
at an early date."
The report was signed by Commis
sioner Rudolph for the Board of Corti
Woman's Party Claims Re
quest for "Broadcasting"
Had Been Granted.
Acting Secretary of the Navy Rose
velt today announced he had declined
application of the National Woman's
Party for use of naval facilities in
broadcasting: addresses to be deliv
ered tomorrow at the dedication of
the party's new headquarters here.
The application was denied. Mr.
Roosevelt said, on the broad ground
that such use would contravene the
naval order against employment of
the naval radio for political pur
The application of the Woman's
.Party has been before the Navy De
partment for some time, and several
days ago a protest against favorable
action on it was received from the
Massachusetts Public Interest League,
which declared that utterances of
leaders of the party revealed com
Reasons for Refusal.
Secretary Roosevelt said should an
exception be made in the case of the
Woman's Party it Mould set a pre
cedent. which doubtless would result
in hundreds of applications for use
poses nav radio for similar pur
the,rSt?Hardln^ 11 said at
the White House todav. plans to at
morrou dedication ceremonies to
' A number of members of
attend^* * Other officials also will
When Informed today of the re
fusal of the radio members of the
Woman's Party were at a loss to
understand the action, declaring that
t*o weeks ago Secretarv Denby had
waasnsaVhthe U8t ?f th'' unities. It
uas said the matter would be takpn
sePcretar;dlate,y W'th the
hoin .'/"j nieant'me rehearsals have
^fi?h way at the headquarters
Vhe e1u,Pment which has al
[ie?ed t15/? e,htHl>lir',1C-d' and il 's
lieiied that the addresses to be de
Tf.ptd dedication exercises
will be audible to the Pacific coast.
Try-Out of Amplifier.
ein.wl *ork'ngr for sev??' days the
experts in charge of installing the
usea/oarmthe^r which ,he ?omen will
caflel ? f ceremonies tomorrow,
called for a try-out. and the speakers
tor Sunday took turns testing their
haiCeK through the amplifier, which
has been connected with the govern
TrilnJt3 stations at Anacostia and
Arlington, so that the voices of the
women, relayed from various Inland
points, could, the experts said be
I e5;L Pacific coast cities.
LJI"e ampl'fier win carrv the mugic
| and the speeches over a radius of
! about two miles, it is predicted.
I reparations for a record number
. of participants and spectators at the
' fctHtEU ?8 were in Progress at the
headquarters today. Seats are to be
placed on the street between the Cap
itol and the woman's building, at 1st
?? ^*tree,ta northeast, and the Dis
trict Commissioner!! will have the arc
in the neighborhood roped off, traffic
blocked and the street cars stopped
for the duration of'the ceremonies.
People seated on the plaza of the
Capitol will be able to hear perfectly,
as well a3 those occupying reserved
Mrs. Marie Moore Forrest, director
or the pageantry for the occasion, is
sued a last-minute bulletin to par
ticipants In the ceremonies, who will
number about 2.000:
"All marcher^ in state delegations
<PnntinuoH nn o , \
(Continued on Page 2. Column 4.)
OLDEST ERIE ENGINEER,
65 YEARS IN CAB, MAKES
18,000 TRIPS IN 25 YEARS
Bj the A ? hoc I* ted Prea?.
NYACK, N. Y.. May 20.?From
Jer?ey City to Nyack 18.000 times
in twenty-five years?that will be
the record of Engineer William
A. Johnson, of the Erie railroad
when he pulls in at 6 o'clock to
night, at the throttle of the Nyack
Not only will it be the anni
versary run for Engineer Johnson,
marking the end of his twenty
fifth year as pilot of the Nyack
flier, but it also Vill mark his
sijfty-flfth year in the cab of a
locomotive on the Erie system, and
his fiftieth year as an engineer.
As the oldest pilot on the sys
tem?both in years and in serv
ice?Johnson* has been honored as
few engineers have been. His
locomotive bears his name, "Wil
liam A. Johnson," in big gilt let
ters, which entirley overshadow
her shop numeral. "No. 514."
The flier will leave Jersey City
at 4:59, arriving here at 6 p.m.
Railroad officials and friends of
the veteran will be at the station
to receive Iter.
Reproduction of Letter Given
; Senate in Morse Case
The declaration that ? Attorney
General Daugherty should re8i*"
from office and not further embarrass
the administration was made in the
Senate today by Senator Caraway,
democrat. Arkansas, during a renewal
by the Senate of discussion of Mr^
Daughertys alleged connection with
the release from the Atlanta prison
Of c. w Morse. New York shipbuilder.
Mr Caraway charged that the
Attorney General had requested
Thomas B. Felder. former Georgia
Ittornev. to employ "the government s
chief witness" in the Bosch
investigation as his assistant, in d
fendinsr the Bosch Company. ?
reviewed records and documents in
the Morse case, and exclaimed.
"I sav that there is only one de
cent thing for the Attorney General
to do?that is, to resign and not em
barrass the administration any fur
Senator Caraway read to the Sen
ate from an alleged Photostatic re
production of a letter signed H. M^
naughertv." The letter heading ?as
as follows* "Law Offices of Daugh
erty Todd & Karay Wyandotte
building. Coiumbus, Ohio. ?etj
ter was under the date of April 30.
1913. and is addressed to C. ??
Morse. New York city. It readf.
"My Dear Sir: 1 Inclose you here
with copy of the letter ^ttins forth
?h* contract you made of August *,
1911 .with Mr. Felder for hi. services
and mine. You will observe that I
was eorrcct in the statement that
there was a balance due of j2.,ooo
when vou were commuted I also
hand you a copy of a paper >ou
handed me in the
after that time, and 1 ha\e toaa>
asked Mrs. Daugherty to send to you
bv express the papers which 1 got
from Harry and others from time to
time, which you spoke to me about.
"Trie graphed" Mr. Felder.
"As I advised you. I have tele
graphed Mr. Felder and written him
to meet there with you next Monda>
or Tuesday. I will advise you as soon
as I have a confirmation from Turn of
this engagement. Jours very mi*. ?
Senator Caraway also read to the
Senate a photostatic copy of an al
leged contract made between Thomas
B Felder and C. W. Morse for the
service of Mr. Felder and Mr. Daugh
erty in obtaining a release for Morse.
The alleged contract was written on
! paper headed "Anderson. t elder.
I Rountree and Wilson. attorne>s-at
i law " It is dated Atlanta, August 4,
I 1911. and is contained in a letter ad
| dressed to C. W. Morse. Atlanta. Ga.
I "Dear Sir: In further relation to
I the employment of Hon. H. M. Daugh
i erty and myself, permit me to say
1 that we will undertake to represent
vou in civil and criminal matters
"upon the following basis:
You are to pay Hon. H. M.
Daugherty a retainer of five thousand
< *5.000) dollars and the actual ex
pense incurred by him in looking
after your matters; expenses not to
] Would Pay Kipeiwm.
| "2. I will pay such expenses as I
I may incur in connection therewith,
j "3 You are to direct counsel here
tofore employed to withdraw your
appeal in the habeas corpus proceed
i ings heretofore instituted.
! "4 We are to receive, in the event
! we secure an unconditional pardon
or commutation for you. the sum of
000, which is to be in full com
nnnsation for services rendered In
connection with your application for
pa?5?We are to receive 25 per cent
of whatever Bums that we may be
able to recover by compromise or
litigation in the matter of the Metro
politan S. S. Co.. such transactions
being fully described in your letter
addressed to me dated August 1911
If we find it necessary In the prose
cution of these matters to have as
sociated with us other counsel, we
are to select such counsel, subject,
of course, to your approval, and
they are to be provided for out of
"6 In all matters herein under
taken in your behalf we are to have
(Continued on Page 2, Column 3.)
NEW YELLOW-BACK BILL BRINGS
DISTRICT JOY AND PROOF OF PEACE
fhe war Is over! Washingto
nlans had ocular proof of this to
day. The discovery brought joy
to those fortunate enough to be
In position to And it out.
The banks are Issuing gold cer
tificates?bright yellowbacks. Ab
sent since August, 1914, these won
derfully engraved promises of
Uncle Sam to pay "in gold coin"
have been missed and sincerely
mourned: This is a city where
clean money holds sway. House
wives demand it from merchants.
Merchants request It from banks.
The tattered and dilapidated notes
current in many outlying cities
seldom were seen here In the old
days. Crisp, crackling certificates
and notes were dispensed. When
they began to show the slightest
evidence of wear they were re
This all was changed with the
war. Old money was retained In
i;lrepilation. Gold and gold esrUfl*
cates disappeared. The Treasury
had called them in, the banks ex
plained. In their stead came fed
eral reserve notes. The demand
for them was so heavy that the
presses of the bureau of engrav
ing and printing were unable to
keep the pace. It became neces
sary to install a money-laundryIng'
machine. The reserve notes were
subjected to a fumigating end
cleaning process when they be
came so grimy It was hard to
distinguish their denomination.
Today the ban has been lifted.
The reserVe notes, the majority
hardly up to the high standard
of workmanship the ? government
demanded for its money in pre
war days, are being retired. Re
placing them are the yellow
backed, picture-engraved bills which
are a delight to the eye and a
stimulation to the pocketbook.
Officials explain the necessity for
retaining the enormous gold re
serve now In the Treasury has
disappeared. All sections oan feave
gold and gold certificates, as the
federal reserve certificates are re
tired from circulation. ?
EXPECT RENT ACT
TO BE SIGNED BY
Senator Ball Calls at White
House and Obtains
I MINORITY REPORT MADE
BY HOUSE COMMITTEE
j Expiration of Law Urged Due to
Lack of Demand for Houses
Assurances that the Senate would
concur in the amendments to th?
House bill^extending the Ball rent art
! were given to President Harding' to
' \lay by Senator Ball, chairman of
the District committee, who called
at the White House to request the
President to be in readiness to sign
Lhe rent extension act Morjday even
ing. provided the bill is ready at that
* The President intimated, it is un
derstood. that If the bill is presented
to him at that time he would sign it/
Senator Ball is understood to have
urged the necessity of this legisla
tion by citing: to the President se\ -
eral instances that he knew of where
| landlords were ready to increase
! rentals as high as 100 per cent if
the extension act is not passed.
Hovae Demand* Denied.
Arguing that there is no real de
mand now for apartmerfts and houses
for rental purposes and that the rent
regulating legislation "is violative of
every fundamental principle of prop
erty rights," the ^minority report on
the byi drafted by the House Dis
trict committee to extend the rent
act for two years was filed in the
The minority report was prepared
: by Representative Frank C. Mills
i paugh of Missouri and was signed
I also by Representative Benjamin K.
| Focht. chairman of the House District
committee; Representative Elliot W.
I Sproul of Illinois and Representative
I Warren I. L?ee of New York.
The rent bill is to come up for
! consideration in the House on Mon
I day. which is District day. It will
be in charge of Representative Stuart
} Reed of West Virginia. Another bill
j considerably different in many essen
ital provisions has already passed the
j Senate. It is understood that Sen
| ator Ball, author of that measure.
has arranged that conferees on the
[ part of the Senate will promptly ac
| cept the provisions of the House
j measure as amendments if this leg
j islation passes the House.
Propaganda < harff* Dinprovrl
In the minority report reference is
made to the charge brought oat at
the hearings before the committee
that many to-rent advertisements in
the Washington newspapers were
part of propaganda. The minority
report disproves this chargre by a
The minority report states that th*
four members signing it are con
vinced after .extended hearings that
the emergency for which this bill
I was largely enacted has passed, and
I that it w ould be exceedingly unwise
I to grant any extension upon it what
ever. It points out that "the war has
been over now for almost four years,
and we believe it is high time to re
peal such obnoxious measures as this
and to abolish commissions of this
nature which were created for war
"We do not feel that we would be
justified in compelling our consti
tuents through taxation to contribute
to the expense'incident to the mainte
j nance of a commission to fix rents
j in the District of Columbia," the re
> port continues.
| It is a self-evident fact, the report
' adds, that scarcely any member of
i the House, "would recommend the
enactment of such legislation in his
own district, and if one cannot recom
j mend such legislation for his own
district, how can he be justified in
taxing the people of his district for
the maintenance of such an act."
Expiration Time Ripe.
In stressing the fact that the need
for such legislation has passed, the
report points out that "there is at
this time no great demand for apart
ments or houses for rental purposes
and inasmuch as the summer season
is now close at hand when very
many apartments and houses will be
for rent, it would appear to us that
this is a very appropriate time to al
low this act to expire."
The report declares that the pro
posed legislation "is violative of
every fundamental principle of prop
erty rights and at this time should
have no place in the statutes of our
government. It has enabled real es
j tate building promoters to reap a
rich harvest and to profiteer to an
unconscionable degree upon a helpless
public, inasmuch as it has permitted
thesu to build hundreds upon hun
dreds of houses of questionable con
struction. for which they found a
ready market at exorbitant prices
upon the installment plan, it being
plainly evident that no builder would
rent new houses for the reason that
when once rented he could not ob
tain possession of them in case of
failure and naturally they were with
held from the market for rental pur
"A comparison of the lists of
houses and apartments for rent in
the rent ad columns of the dail>
newspapers at this time with the
lists appearing in the same papers
several months ago, when the act
was extended, should convince th?
most skeptical that the emergency
for, which this act was created hes
"It is our opinion that the hearings
before the District committee de
veloped the fact that by far the
greatest amount of trouble In the
rental situation has been caused, not
by the owners of the property, but
sublessors. who have in reality been
the worst offenders as profiteers. Tt
seems to have been a practice for
parties owning no property what -
ever, to lease a chain of apartment#*
and Install therein a minimum
amount of very inferior furniture,
and In many instances second-hafid
furniture, and to double and some
times triple the original rent
"This situation was created by a
provision of the Ball rent act which
was construed U> permit ?ub-lcUing
even though It was prohibited In tli*
lease existing between the landlord
and the tenant- The operation of
this act has In very many instances
worked a severe hardship upon
widows whose only means of sub
sistence was the income from rental*
of property owned by them which
property represented their entire
property holdings. In many of these
cases where the income of widow*
was involved, tenants had take?
undue ad van tage of technicalities In
the law. and caused great distress.
"The cumbersome machinery of the
rent commission has resulted In a
congestion of their docket with the
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