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Generally fmlr tonight and tomor row; little change In temperature. Temperature for twenty-four hours ended at 2 p.m. today: Highest, 7J.A* 2 p.m. today; lowest, 62, at 6 a.m/to day. Closing Stocks an<f Bonds, Pages 18-19 Yesterday's Net Circulation, 89,675 vr_ oft :in Entered as second-class matter iXO. wO,U-lU. post office Washington, D. C. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1922 -^TWENTY-SIX PAGES. * TWO CENTS. TOLUNKLFKT Dozens Dead or Wounded as Cabinet Seeks . Means of Relief. FIFTY IN ARSON GANG RAID AT TIPPERARY Trail of Fire and Murders Grows. Dail Factions Reported Agreed. 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 wounded. 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 bandits. ? 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 found unconscious. 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 stroyed: 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 Belfast today. 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 racks. 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 sides. 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 dows. -The servants succeded in freeing themselves and after a Ion* strug xle extinguished the Are, saving the mansion. 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 express. 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. tacnaSIsis. H. S. PEACEMAKING Settlement May Establish I Nation's Prestige in World Mediation. 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 portunity arises. 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. Srlflahnesa S?apected. 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 WITHOUT CONSULTATIONS Oenoa Delegates Bapidly Deserting City?Lloyd George Optimistic on Departure. 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 Hague. 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 American soil. 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 -?1m% ... 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 churia.) 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 scheme are: 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 government. Third?The civil governors of the provinces to be responsible directly to Peking. Fourth?Taxes to be collected by the central government only. Fifth ? Local self-government for each province. 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 | provinces. 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 tutional." 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 Nearly Starved. 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. reporTfavorably ON ARCHITECT BILL Commissioners Inform Sen ate Committee of Approval of Registration. 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 trict Commissioners. 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 registered. "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 buildings. "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 mlMionsnt ROOSEVELT DENIES 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 munistic ideas. 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 .seats. 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 flier. 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 ' Charges. 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. Resignation Demanded. "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 ther." 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 exceed $1,000. ] 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 our compensation. "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 tired 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. ? iOaRdchUOMU _ EXPECT RENT ACT TO BE SIGNED BY PRESIDENT MONDAY I Senator Ball Calls at White House and Obtains Assurance. I MINORITY REPORT MADE BY HOUSE COMMITTEE j Expiration of Law Urged Due to Lack of Demand for Houses and Apartments. 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 time. * 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 House today. 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 comparison 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 time needs. "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 poses. "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 passed." Sakleaeera Aetiwi. "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 " ifloctinued o* Pip 1. 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