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World Apprehension Stirred
i by Crisis and Its Dire
feu firf Possibilities.
' Germany is the chief worry of the
tvorld. Drifting along: from ore crisis
tmuiother, with her political and eco
nomic structure steadily weakening/
fUere arises again the specter of an
I;her Russia. And if Germany should
o the way of Russia the effect on
France and Great Britain would be an
Infinitely greater shock than Europe as
& whole could stand.
f This is the 'apprehensive state of
yiind in Washington, 5,000 miles away
fn physical distance, but. from an eco
nomic viewpoint, next door. Every
branch of the government which
jtooches foreign trade or is dependent
upon European economics is afraid of
? collapse in Germany. The Treasury
department expects to fund the allied
yar debt. Interest and principal are
Ionfldently counted on to help ease j
merica's tax burden, but, while there ;
s no official relationship between i
erman payments of war reparation
nd allied payments on war debts to
Jhis country, the connection is all too
t>b vious to officials here to ignore. |
Mould Delay War Debt.
If Germany ahould collapse, the al- I
lies would promptly ask for a post- j
fonemetit of payments of their war !
jebt. They would contend that the I
fnoney they had expected to receive
from Germany didn't materialise and
that the crisis in Germany has inter- |
tared with trade and other source* of
.income on which allied governments
, iiSermuny in absolute bankruptcy, it
H. admitted here, would change the
tVbole >?cc of things in Europe,
though, to be sure, financial bank- j
rnptcy is feared much lens than po- |
lijucal chaca. If Germany should go
iijto a state of bankruptcy and turn j
toi the allied governments for a re- j
OeJvership the viewpoint of the !
Snrtnch. who have been insisting on
?,he letter ot the Versailles retaty. i
iwteht be cnanged. But it Otrmaoy
4*11 s into the hands of the com
ist? and confiscation of private
btOperty begins, as was the ease in
jUtc^ia. and an era ot' bolshevistic
terror sets in. France will steel her
fcslf against any concessions and will
iiflBist on maintaining a large stand
tog army to protect ner own frontier
a&Minst the overflow of communism
across her boundaries. j
!?? Concerted Action Eikeotial.
,8ome concerted action to save the j
German republic from disaster is es- j
sential. The l'nited States govern- j
tnent is sympathetic with any move !
ijiat will tend to hold the Wirth cabi- j
afet or a cabinet of similar principles ?
in power and would surely lend moral i
support to any plan for a revision of !
the reparation clauses of the Ver- \
saiiles treaty. The very announcement !
of* such a revision would strengthen '
the hands of the Wirth cabinet and i
give the republic the first fruits ?C!
its patience and help to convince the
German people that if they pin their
faith in the republic the .?hip of state
will be steered through the crisis of
today, to safer seas ol orderly recon
What can be done? The initiative on j
"European politics will never be taken ?
here. Hints and informal suggestions .
may emanate from Washington, but !
the administration of Presktent Hard
ing believes that leadership in mat-}
ters such as these ^should come from '
stfme European nation.
-Great Jtritaiin-which has as much i
VS. lose as arty power m Europe j
through a tierman -catastrophe, is j
looked to for the first move. Prime :
Minister IJoyd George struggled j
vainly at Cannes to bring about a r
"world economic conference which f
would help Germany to her feet. The ?
French balked and overthrew the
Brian* ministry. The Genoa confer
ence was prohibited from even dis
cussing reparations or a modification
of the Versailles treaty. The situa
tion in still the same as it was when ,
the Cannes conference adjourned?,
the French are opposed to conces- .
aions. Events alone may change}
their viewpoint. The question is j
Whether the reign of assassination '
and the circumstances which in re- j
;cent weeks have made Germany's,
government totter will /? make the j
French realize the danger of further ?
obstruction. Another conference may
be tried by Lloyd George with the ;
request thai the L'nited States and :
other signatories to the reparation |
clauses of the Versailles treaty shall j
attend. America could not very well j
refuse. The next step lies, however,
With Britain.
paries F. Karr Said to Have' In
come of $15,000 Annually,
Declares Wile. j
i : Charles F Karr. a retired jeweler.!
IWho Is said to own real estate and
personal property valued at 1100.000,
jiaid to have an Income of $15,000 an- J
Anally, is named as defendant in a i
suit for a limited divorce and alimony I
fried in the District Supreme Court by !
Ms wife. Belle T. Karr. Mr*.' Karr ;
has been employed as a war-worker
?In the War Department, but has
been notified that her services will be
ioapensed with and she tells the
ijDurt that she must rely on her hus
band for support.
!? The couple separated April 1. 1919.
and since that date. Mrs. Karr de- '
pjares her husband had not contrib- j
tHed to her support. They were mar
tf|ed October 17, 1912. and have no !
dhlldren. The flrst two years of their
parried life were congenial, the wife
Mils the court, but after that her hus
band began to ill-treat her at times,
Ate says.
(Ton one occasion, she states, he
tferew the silverware from the table;
fit another time he kicked over the
Chairs and when she attempted to
Stress him he would turn aside and
Sy. "Don't get your germs on me."
Is alleged ill-treatment continued,
e court Is advised, until April 1,
Ml#, when, it Is charged, he deserted
lils wife and has not since retunred
i? her. Attorney E. L.. Wilson ap
pears for the wife.
After a brief career, the bureau
?:?f information of the Post Office
'.JDepartment is no more.
.. Postal Inspectors, combing the
'department for ways to save
'money, took one look at the bu
reau, which was established by
'?Will Hays for the benedt of tha
public, and recommended Its
'? abandonment.
Today the sign on the front of
.'the department building dlsap
: peared and the window* of the
, bureau ware dark. *
/' The clerk In charge has' been
put back at his old desk..
If you want any information now
you have to aak Capt. Riddle of
i the watch force, who has all the
pamphlets, maps and hotel rates
formerly in poasesalon of the bu
'; raau.
City Postmaster Chance recent
ly announced that bla office, was.
willing?nay. anxious?to help tin->
can 'ourlsts and others, so that
" JmJM help la dispensing in.
There will lie much barking and
yelping on the streets of Washing
ton tomorrow, when the regulation
requiring that dogs be muzzled for
three months goes into effect.
The order of the Commlaeioners
only requires that canines be muz
zled while on the public streets.
The records of the collector of
taxes show that there are more dogs
In Washington this summer than
there were last year.
Since the beginning of the new fis
cal year Collector Towers haa licensed
2.696 of the pets, whereas at the
same time last July only 2,000 li- j
censes had been issued. |
Muzzles may be removed October 9.
Sinn Fein Chief to Be Re
leased if Caught, Reports
B.v tlie Associated Frew.
LONDON, July 8.?Chief interest in
the Irish situation for the moment
centers in the operations in the
Blessington district, fifteen miles
south of Dublin, in County Wicklow,
owing to the supposition that Eamonn
De Valera is with the irregular
forces there. The republicans are
tightly inclosed within a ring of
national trcops and announcement of
the final success of the government
forces is awaited with considerable
Erskine Childers. one of De Valerh's
main supporters and recently report
ed as commanding the rebels in the
area south of Dublin, is said by the
correspondent of the Daily Mirror to
have been badly wounded.
The Dublin correspondent of the
Daily Express declares several hun
dred prisoners already have been
taken Und that several lorry loads
of wounded were sent to the capital.
The Daily Telegraph's correspondent
claims the nationals can carry the
rebel position at Blessington at any
time, but may delay the final opera
tions to prevent as much bloodshed
Us possible.
Rfkauf la Predicted.
The question of what the provision
al government will do with De Valera,
if he is captured, is raised by the
! Daily Mail's Dublin correspondent,
i who expresses the opinion that it will
| merely detain him a while, releasing
him for the first meeting of the new
! parliament.
The writer adds that it is scarcely
: necessary for the republican leader to
hide, as the government does not plan
severe punishment for any of the
chiefs of the irregular movement. He
points out that Art O'Brien and Sean
O'Kelly before being freed were fined ;
only five shillings each to pay their j
night's kfep.
Among the reports from the prov- j
inces is an account of a skirmish at '
Keadew. County Koicommon, in which i
six irregulars were killed. Another
fight was reported in progress last j
night around Skeogh House, on the I
Donegal border, where 200 Free
Staters were said to be besieging a
party of irregulars.
Republicans Take Over Positions
at Berehaven and Kilmallen.
CORK. July 8.? Republican forces
have taken over a house In the west ?
end of Bcrehaven occupied for the!
last two weeks "by Fref State officers!
These men left the place guarded by I
armed republicans after the latter |
had surrounded the house.
Free State troops also have evaeu- (
ated the Kllmallen warehouse, re
publicans taking possession.
Garrison of Sixty Bepublioans j
March Out and Surrender.
By the A.tortat'd Prew.
BELFAST. July 8?Skeog House,
the home of a loyalist, who was dis
possessed by the republicans In tll>
siege which has played a big part j
in the military operations in County
Donegal for the last week, has been I
surrendered to the Free State forces, j
A white flag was hoisted over the!
building and the garrison of sixty i
republicans inarched out and sur-1
rendered, having previously smashed!
their rifles. The majority of the
prisoners are residents of the city of
The Skeog defenses originally con
sisted of the house and three other
dwellings nearby, all strongly forti
fied. Outposts also had been estab
lished. but these were abandoned in
the early stage of the fighting. The
adjoining buildings were successively
taken and the garrisons retired to
the Skeog House for the final con
George McCaTlon. leader of the re
publicans, was wounded.
Big Progress Reported in Drive to
Crush Republican Revolt.
Bt the Associated Preaa.
DUBLIN, July 8.?There has been a
remarkable response to the provi
sional government's call for volun
teers to assist in putting down the
republican revolt. In this city alone
nearly 2.000 men have been enrolled
for military service.
Substantial progress in the (cam
paign being waged against the re*
publicans by the national forces In
the province* is indicated in today's
official communique. More thaa fifty
prisoners were taken, Arklow, County
Wicklow; Drogheda. on the Louth
Meath border; Newtowncunnlngham,
County Donegal, and BaUymora ?us
tage. County Kildare.
The town of Fern, in County Wex
ford. which has been strongly held
by the Irregulars, has been captured
and the garrison made prisoners. In
the Enniscorthy district, parties of
Irregulars are reported to be roving
about the country, seising food and
clothing. Droeheda is completely
controlled by the national forces, the
communique says.
IsrrmM la PretlscM.
The activities of the Free State
forces In the provinces, as Indicated
by the lateat official reports, are ]
meeting with complete success, large j
numbers of insurgents continuing to <
be captured. Id various parts of the ;
provinces the Irregulars, alarmed by :
the advance of the- national soldiers, i
have abandoned and burned their j
fortified positions and fled into the
The encLrclIng movement In the
hills south of Dubltn is rapidly ap
proaching success, virtually whole
roving bands of irregulars being
driven Into Blessington, where they
are practically Invested, with the na
tional troops holding part *of the
town. The total number of Irregulars
In Blessington is placed at more than
(00. There are persistent rumors
that Eamonn De Valera and Brskine
Childers have been seen In tjils dis
trict. but these have not been verified.
In Dublin Itself life Is rapidly be
coming normal. The railways are
resuming service, though damage to
the line prevents direct communica
tion with Cork.-x
Dniska'a Death Teple.
. The tragic end of Cathal Brugha
(Charles Burgess), the first irregilair
leader to fall In the present fighting,
was the fo^emos^topic today. It was
recalled how, when fighting the Brit
ish forces. ha received ao leaa than
Coal Strike Expected to Re*
ceive First Attention After i
Week Away.
By tli* Auociatttf preu.
HARDING, Unlontown, Pa., July t.?
After a week's absence from the
While House, President Harding ex
pected today to be back in Wash
ington by evening. A X25-mile auto
mobile ride, most of It u? and down
mountains, faced him aa ha. early to
day, left the hotel near Unlontown
where he spent last night after an
all-day drive from Columbus.
Refreshed by his week's vacation,
the President was ready to again
plunge into the direction of the gov
ernment^ affairs. It is expected that
his attention, on his return to tba
While House, will first be directed to
ihe coal strike. Negotiations between
operators and representatives of
striking miners having come to a
I hall pending Mr. Harding's return. It
is thought that he will lose no tttne
In getting first-hand reports from
Secretaries Hoover and Davit as to
the status of affairs.
laforated Froaa Capital.
While away from Washington, the
President has received information
from the capital on the subject, and
while in Marion and Columbus, dis
cussed the situation with Attorney
General Daugherty. but it Is said Mr.
Harding as yet has not determined
I what course to pursue.
I Part of yesterday's ride from the
Ohio capital to Unlontown was
through coal mining sections affected
by the strike. All along the road th*
President was cordially greeted, idle
miners lining the roadway Joining In
giving him an ovation as he passed.
Preaident Harding plans to stop at
Hagerstown, Md.. to be a guest of the
Maryland state republican committee,
at a rally which will be held at the
Hagerstown Country Club.
I'rfts People's SenlM.
Speaking at Muskingum College,
which conferred the honorary degree
of doctor of laws upon him, the Presi
dent declared yesterday: "It is up
to the people of America not only to
tranquillze themselves and get on
the right track, but to point the way
to the world and help it get on its
feet again."
[ Muskingum College, which is a
! United Presbyterian Institution, in
1887 absorbed Ohio Central College.
| which the President attended as a
student. Recalling the forty-four
years since he attended Ohio Central
College at Iberia. Ohio, near his home,
the 1'iesldent remarked:
"If I knew as much 'oday as I
thought I did then I would fear none
of the problems that confront me."
The degree wss conferred In a hol
low near the college spring, with
1.000 or more persons grouped about
on the hillsides.
Mr. Harding urged the students to
remember in their preparations for
lift* that service is the greatest com
panion that can come to man. No
life is worth while that is not a life
of service, he added.
Hydroplane Service Between De-:
troit and Cleveland to Open.
CLEVELAND. Ohio. July t.~Daily
hydroplane service between here and I
Detroit Is scheduled to start tomor- I
row. according to an announcement
mad* here today. Three flying
boat*, said to he the largest fleet ;
ever flown ov? the great lake*, wore ,
expected to arrive here from New!
York today. Plan* were mad* to
tak* a party of newspaper men to
Detroit in the afternoon.
On* plane, possibly two. will leave |
Detroit every morning *nd Cleveland
in th* evening. A half day will be
required to make the trip, it is said.
The boats which will be used are |
those which are used in the winter j
between Key Welt and Havana. J
C. H. Bailey of Richmond, Again
State President.
NORFOLK. Va? July C. H. Bailey
of Richmond, was re-elected as presi
dent of the state B. T. P. t*. this
morning, at the closing session of
the state convention being held in
connection with the Baptitt encamp
ment at Virginia Beach. Five hun
dred attended the Anal session.
Other officer* named are Vice Presi
dents. G. F. Poteat, Norton; C. A.
Hutchinson. Marlon; A. W. Garner,
Roanoke; Percy R. Monroe. Lynch
burg ; J. D. Bailey, Portsmouth; E.
E. Fenwick. Fall* Church, Va., and
Rev. R. T. Hays. Pendleton.
Miss Gladys Whltaker of Roanoke,
was chosen as aecretary. Rov. E. T.
Wright was selected aa the field *ec
retary for thl* year. U. F. Reynold*
of Richmond, was elected as the B.
Y. P. U. treasurer.
Upon th* close of the B. Y. P. U.
convention the sonference of organ
ized worker* that will last through
tomorrow opened.
Information that Dutch florists have
adopted the expedient of sending their
flowers daily to th* London market
by airplane has Men received by the
Department of Commerce from Trade
Commi*sioner Howard W. Adam*.
The Hague. The flowers are cut at
night, packed early next morning,
and *ent by motor-car from th* Bos
Voop flower growing district to the
Waalhaven aerodome. near Rotter
dam. They arrive at Croydon, Eng
land. at 1 SO p.m.. and from there are
dlapatch by motor-car to the Lon
don florist*. Boskoop flowers are
thus put on sal* simultaneously In
the London and Dutch shop*. About
10 kilograms of flowers per day are
to be transported in thl* way.
fourteen wounds, and for a month
hovered between life nad death,
eventually to become minister of de
fense in the first Irish government,
though later he espoused th* repub
lican cause.
Harry Boland is known to be among
those besieged at Blessington. His
brother, J. Boland, was captured yes
terday. after a brisk light, at a farm
house two mllea north of Bleislngton,
whcnce the rebel* fled. Boland, with
eleven others, drove up to the farm
house later, auppoalag it to be still
In the hands of th* Irregulars, and th*
whole party was captured, with a
quantity of arms. Brig. Oen. Mac
Donnell, commanding tba Irregulars,
also was captured.
Army laanea Ow?al<??
The following army communique
was lasued late yesterday afternoon:
"At Trim, after aa engagement
lasting several hour* the party of
Irregulars occupying a bouse near the
towq. was captured with all Its arms
and ammunition. At Ballyshaanon
our troop* control the entire area.
Gharrlck-on-Shannon I* reported to
be perfectly quiet."
Casualties suffered by the national
army in ihe recent conflict in Dublin
were l< dead and Its wounded,
an official announcement saya.
Architects estimate that it will re
quire four yeara to rebuild the
areas devaatated Curing the recent
fighting In the city, thle not Includ
ing replacement of the four court
buildings. "
The frlah independent suggests an
lriah loan of i26,ew,9?0 for recon
struction. :
Tiny Brother and Sister Hunted
By Maryland and D. C. Police
Mir Mupi Klaaata, nix rmn old. and Klaa?*a. dtn* rears aid,
trhn arc aitulot fn?ni tfcrlr hoiur In Taknuta Park, Md.
? Has any one In 'Washington seen
' Buddy Mason Klaasen. six years old.
?.nd his aister. Gladys, eleven yearn
old, probably walking hand-ln-hand,
who left their new home in Takoma
Park. Md.. yesterday afternoon and
boarded a car for this city?
This is a question which local
police authorities are endeavoring to
answer, following the statement to
day by a street car employe that he
saw the boy and girl, hand-ln-hand.
? board a street car In Takoma Park
at 12:11 o'clock yesterday1, headed for
I Washington.
Blame Lare of Old Scenes.
"Buddy" and his big sister, who
really isn't as big an he thinks she Is,
apparently didn't like the home on
the Sligo Mill road, which their
fathtr, Paul Klaasen, recently ac
quired for tbim. The police think
that the children, with visions of for
mer playmates and familiar street*
befoie them, decided to come back to
the city. So they are propounding the
question 10 residents in the vicinity
of 12t* l*th street northwest, from
which place the Klaanens moved a week
Headquarters Detectives O'Brien and
Springrman ascertained that Buddy
and Gladys left home bMween 11 and
12 o'clock yesterday moraine, on their
way to the store to buy some coal
oil and a bottle of milk. The empty
can and bottle wore found on the tide
of the road, where the children evi
dently had discarded them in favor
of the trip to town. ?
When the local police first were
notified of the disappearance of the
brother and sister a search was In
stituted in the woods about Tekoma
Park, Md. A woman neighbor of the
Xlaasens reported that she ftfew two
youngsters enter the . woods last
night. The woods were scoured to
day by local and Maryland authori
ties, but no trace of the mlasing ones
was found.
Remembering the recent kidnaping
of Katherlne Roeenbaum, thirteen:
years old. of this city, who was con
fined In a house on the Sllgo Mill
road, not a great distance fi qui the
home of the Klaasens. residents of
Takoma Park. Md.. at first feared that i
another abduction had taken place.
Special ril-l'tli h lo Til* Mir.
The general manager of the South
ern railway (line* weal), in over
all*. drawing clinker* from engine
fireboxes. anil other high railway
officials performing similar labors,
are sights common about the
Southern's local shops. When the
shopmen left their jobs the office
force shucked white collars and
the like?with them, some twenty
5>ars of collar service?and went
back to the jobs of other days.
All took a hand in cleaning cin
ders. connecting hose, inspecting
equipment, and. in general, as
sisting In the work of keeping
everything in shape so that trains
would move on schedule. To^fy
they still are at It, although they
are bringing In more and more ac
tual workers to take over their
impromptu jobs.
Strike TYithaat ONtrt.
The pitmen, who glean and make
flres. were not ordered on strike,
but they went out. Every time a
train comes in off the road the
engine must be attended to. old
fires extinguished and the fire
box cleaned. Soon after the pit
men quit, traffic began to halt be
cause the engines were not in
shape. Xjeneral Manager Stan
fleld called for volunteers from
By the Auociate* Prttt.
HILO. island of Hawaii, T. H.,
June 12.?Drillings Into the volcano
of Ktlauea, on this island, in tl.e
hope of discovering some means of
harnessing the steam and heat
of the natural phenomenon and
utilizing .the resultant power in
industry, have brought to light
the apparent existence of iron
and copper in the mountainous
crater, according to acientlsta di
recting the drilling.
The material through which the
drills are sinking consists of a
slliclous ore containing Iron sul
phides and pyrites, which indi
cates the presence of copper.
The drilling, which was Inter
rupted by the recent activity In
craters eleven miles from Hale
maumau, the activ* pit of Kil
auea. has been conducted under
difficulties, due to the excessive
heat of the region and the fact
that live steam rises In clouds
and condenses around the boring
The steam, however, is only sur
face steam or. water vapor caused
by seepage of rain from the
ground surface, and the drills
are not y$t down to & depth
where It may be determined
? I
his office end quirkiy trot busy.
His work was thorough So was j
that of the others, and aoon what
had threatened to become a se
rious conKeution had disappeared.
All of the officials insist that
they like their jobe. II has been
very effective to some. who were
beginning to soften up with the
years of desk work. Had they
shirked the Southern must have
been tied up. As it is. trains
have moved, and are moving, on
time. All passenger traffic haa
been handled with expedition aa
has most freight, especially the big
fruit specials carrying north the
melon and peach crops, and the
cattle trains, while the oil tank*
have been shoved south nearly on
Xetkiat for Pellre t? De.
There has been no disorder here, I
and no ^ofeasional sirlkebreak- !
ers have been imported. The po- ]
lioe. heavily reinforced, at the local |
yards have had nothing to do. The
officials of the company have been
most conciliatory toward the
j strikers.
They have not issued ultimatums,
as at certain other points, demand- j
ing the strikers report for work j
at a certain time or suffer loss |
of their seniority rights. They
take the position that it is poor
policy to create bail feeling. The
result Is that the strikers are loud
in their nralse of the officials, but
bitter against the Railway Wage
! (Copyright. l?2g. I
whether there is sufficient steam
at a high enough temperature to
furnish steam that may, in turn,
be used commercially.
The heat at the present depth
of the drilling appears to be fair
ly constant at a temperature of
tt.S degrees centigrade, or ap
proximately 104 degrees Fahren
The question confronting the
scientists is whether this heat
will Increase as the drills bite
their way through the lava reck,
which has proved difficult of pen
etration at some points, where
only three or four feet resulted
from entire operations of a day.
The first hole attempted was
driven approximately twenty feet,
when it was found that the rock
beneath was tllte* at such an
angle that the drill was directed
on a slant which would have made
extrication of the tools impossi
ble. This hole was capped and
another started, with the same
result, but more favorable condi
tions were found in several other
locations, and It is hoped that
eventually the drills may dig their
way down at least 100 feet. The
drilling experiment is of tremen
dous Interest to scientists and ge
ologists. who hope that It may
solve the question of what is ua
derneath a volcano.
Denial of Seats in House of Lords
To Women Alarms Coalitionists
B? tli* Awuciatad rrcaa.
l?ONDON. June 19.?Coalition mem
bers of parliament are manifesting
1 alarm a* to what effoct the refusal
to allow peeresses to sit in the house
of lords may have on the votes of
women at the next general election.
Should women in any iargs numbers
> vote against the governmental candi
date* it la certain that many of them]
would be defeated, and probably Pre
mier Lloyd George would no longer
be able to command a majority In
ftarllament. Thereforo they are anx
oua that the government be not sad
dled with responsibility for a daolaion
which wm made by the lords them
selves and In which the government
was not openly Involved.
< Viscountess Rhondda and leaders of
! the women's movement generally are
determined that the government ahall
be saddled with the responsibility
which belongs to It and not be al
lowed to shirk it If they can help it.
' Msact the flewruasit. -
Lady Rhondda herself says that
the decision to exclude peeresses from
the upper chamber was v-lrtaally that,
of the government and not of the
house of lords. She points out that I
the original houss of lords committee,
?n privileges decided by seven to one
In favor or the right of peeresses to
vote in the' house. Ordinarily such!
a decision, supported by such a ma- !
Jorlty, -would have been adopted by
the lords without question. But the
lord chancellor, Lord Birkenhead, x
member of the cabinet. intervened
with an amendment referring tks
matter back to the committee for
And reconsideration by a commit
tee. which. In the Interval, had been
strengthened by lords of Lord Birken
head's own way of thlnjflnr, resulted
In reversing the aeven-to-one deci
sion. The committee decided, 20 votes
to 4. that peeresses should not alt and
vote In the bouse of lords.
"It seems pretty certain," cays Lady
Rhondda. "that had it not been for
the lord chancellor, women otherwise
qualified would not be excluded from
the house of lords on the (round of
??35-" ? I
? Sultjeet KutX.
The sex disqualification removal act
starts with the opening generalisa
tion, "A person shall not be dlsquall-1
fled by sex or marriage from the ex- |
ercise of any public function." and
was loudly acclaimed as women's new
charter of liberty. But the act which
purports to give equal opportunities
for men and women, I-*or Rhondda
points out, has availed women noth- i
tng when challenged. Women In the
civil service have been.refused the;
same rights a* men. Woman doctors.
In the employ of municipalities have
been deprived of their positions when
they married, although the act spe
cifically stated that marriage should
no longer be a bar to publle service.
The government has made many
thousands of enemUa, Lady Rhonnda
eays, by Its failure to support lta own
"The question today la," says Lady
Rhondda. "does the sax disqualifica
tion removal aot mean what It ap?
pears to mean, or was it simply a
clever fraud perpetrated on a'section
ot the community new - to political
dotge* by an uascjtypuloua savers
III.VI III lb If Hui | |
Declares Republican Dis
aster Awaits if Present
Bill Is Enacted.
The 8CDtti continued considera
tion of th* administration tariff bill
under the usual procedure today, the
attempt of republican leader* to shut
off debate on ihe measure having
failed with the dereat of the motion
to invoke the existing cloture rule.
The vote on the motion yesterday
was IS to SS, or nine lees than the
necessary two-thirds majority, with
democrats voting Mildly against the
proposition and Joined by Ave repub
La Pellette Aeaaiia Bill.
<fe,eat of the motion
to Invoke the cloture rule in con
nection with the tariff bill vesterday
84"*"r ,J* Alette of
?LEEtP ? rtPub"can member of the
hi!? 7i?.'ch the
oil I, ?cli\?retl a scathing attack uMn
the measure and predicted the defeat
be -~-r-''-ub"c*n J?W' If It ShelU
bt " *>"n Only
h?n rewriting the
bin, ht HM, could th% party ho*? to
election? tli'is'ein'" '?*. eon*r*??lo ial
Sr&??ST"" '??"'*?? "-un
the bl" ?*?v*n worse
lets wM* ?l*? *?" P^^he-Aldrtch
. "* Glared, had caused
the political upsets in 1919 iti? itn
and 1918. Ken.tor La Vol%ttV ^ked
?Jn?u k*W ,f thty though" the
people had forgotten; if they thought
the people would "calmly accept The
?"??"? ?" which "thev so lie
1918" re d to carry '?? 1910 and
a Powerful, indeed, must be th? in
SBMtt c*n. bludgeon through
PoHtlcVPlife. * 8aW' the
Keer tbJ. S*rt r^eponsible for It
,.n?w t?t it meant the defeat of
J.?~.pSrty a1- tl>? end of th"po
litical lives of most of the leader*
responsible for this bill " ?Wders
T"*In Oottoa Sehedale.
from ISO to 200 per cent hU-h?T.S
those In the existing statute. Me *a*ld
"2Se o?"he ma^rJ,y had rerao"^
the8 cotton
not ?v ^ rattl wag
wood la?? .? aj:er?*? i? the Under
, Others! he' ?gF"JX?J**"
the committee majority still' w'd
a "hj&JSsSjstfS.K:
'Krnate th* ^edule to the
? ""Si",?,; ;; ?s.?"
K-.-';1Tr.v?Lf ,;fs
rr:i arc
: o?18later* a?! "th".8, he ?oo?e"
Art TM tknm.
! toMVurm7 ara?:
l&gs 'o-n^tii-r^K
"??? th? facu. "Ud tht
m.v rttoTwiVh v&'Ci? i?
pSM 'ea?h>*d?yf Wjus*fourteen.
Day to Be Quiet Owing to Recent
Dtoth of Brother.
TARRYTOWN. N. T.. July' *.?John
D. Rockefeller was eighty-three years
old today. Friends said his birthday
celebration would be unusually quiet
because of the recent death of his
brother. William Rockefeller.
For several years a band has gone
from here to serenade him in his
Pocnntico Hills home. Mis program
called for a game Of golf In the fore
noon and an automobile ride In the
Imports of iron and steel products
into the United States during May
[amounted to 23.091 long tons, a figure
higher than any reached In either
1621 or 192i. according to the De
partment of Commerce. The monthly
average of Imports for 1(21 waa only
6.500 tone, an amount which has been
greatly exceeded by the imports or
1912, which were: January. It,IS*
tons: February, 11,Kit tons; March,
11 ?.l50 tons, and April, 19.192 tons.
The Post Office Department an
nounced today that eighteen bags of
mall, containing 161 parcels from the
United States, were lost by the recent
sinking of the steamer Egypt. The
parcels contained mall matter which
had accumulated at New Tork be
tween April 29 and May 2.
, i
| From the New Terk Ermine Po?t
To have won high fame as an aviator
and Inventor and then. Just as the re- ;
wards of Ms skill seemed near, to be i
stricken with total blindness was the'
fate of a young Peruvian named Adan
R. Solonano. He lives In Lima, where !
he Is known now as a blind mechanical
genius. It was in ltlt that he lost his
sight, as the result of sn airplane acci
dent. At once he began to learn his
trade over again. In darkness. The
sensitiveness of his touch so developed
that It became almost a substitute for
As early as 1909 Solonano was known
bevond Peru as an Inventor, designer
and builder of airplanes. The Chilean
and Argentine press described his mod
els. The Chilean government made
him flattering offers, but he preferred
to serve his native land instead, and In >
1111 he entered the military service of,
Peru in tiie aviation department, where j
he soon made a reputation.
Since losing his sight Solonano has
worked away by himself, his active
mind originating and his skillful hands
perfecting the delicate mechanism of
several useful inventions. The most
notable or these, so far. Is a hydro
cycle which created much favorable
comment at successful trials In 1917.
Of considerable Interest, too. Is an au
tomatic. rapid-fire, lightweight rifle,
which weighs only a little more than
the ordinary rifle, except for the addi
tional ammunition, aqd which will flre
250 sho.'s in a minute. The plans and
model of this rifie the inventor present
ed to the war ministry or Peru in 1920.
In hla little shop in Lima the blind
mechanician specialise* in spring work
and Is said to be the nmt expert crafts
man in Peru at making springs for
phonographs, guns and other mechan
ism of spring movement requiring accu
rate adjustment, precise Uaaton and
delicate tempering.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO* Ju.y 8.?Develop
ment In th* laboratories of the
University of Illinois of talking j
motion pictures, through a process !
of photographing and reproducing j
sounds, was announced today by I
W. L. Abbott, president of the j
board of trustees
The Invention is the work of
Prof. Jbecph. Tykodnakl-Tyko
ciner of the physics department.
Mr. Abbott eaid that Prof. Tyko- 1
ciner's invention belonged to the
university, patents had been ap
plied for by the School and the
Institution would develop the
scheme and if It were successful
It would be turned over to the
pabllc at a nominal profit.
Prof. Tykocinskl-Tykoclner's ap
paratus to receive sound consists
of an ordinary telephone speech
receiver. Fluotuatlons in electric
current, caused by the vibration
of the transmitter, cauae varia
tions In a beam of light and these
variations are photographed In a
strip of film alongside the regular
movie negative.
By the means of a cell, which is
sensitive to light and the ampli
fiers used In radio this sound Is
reproduced simultaneously with the
picture, Mr. Abbott said.
I Convinced Only Absence
From Germany Saved Him
From Rathenau's Fate.
Br tbe AiKx-litef
NEW YORK, July S?James W
Gerard, former American ambassador
to Germany, came home today on the
Berengaria from a nine-week Eu
ropean trip, firm in the belief that
had he gone to Germany the group
of assassins who killed Dr. Rbthenau.
(Tertnan foreign minister, would have
tired at him.
He said he received from Dr.
Rkihenau several newspaper/ clip
pings asserting that he should not
be allowed to enter the country. He;
was assured by Rathenau. he said,
tM?t the clippings represented "only
silly utterances of the newspapers"
and that he would he most welcome.
Mr. Gerard said he believed
llathenau's murder was instigated by;
"former army officers. "No doubt they'
! would take a shot at me if I went
into Germany." he added.
Most of his time was spent in
France. Mr. Gei!*rd said, where he
found a fear of Invasion. He de
clared France was not Imperialistic,
but remembered invasions and did
not rest easy with Russia and Ger
many in difficulties close at hand
ALEXANDRIA. Va.. July 8.?Bail
bond In the sum of 15.000 was fur
1 nished by W. Alfred Waters last
night for his appearance in the DIs
! trict of Columbia court. Waters was
] taken In custody here a few weeks
I ago and held In the Alexandria Jail
! in connection with the investigation
j being made by the Washington ?
' thorltto* Into the fatal stabbing of I
[Deals B. McCormack of Washington.]
which occurred June 11 on the!
: steamer Charles Macalester. The I
I amount of bond was flxed by Judge
l D. Lawreence Uroner In the United'
i State* court for the eastern district !
i of Virginia- It was given before
I United Plate* Commissioner Wllllsm !
j P. Woolls. Attorney Edmund Burke ]
! appeared here In the Interest of
: Waters. His bondsmen are W. T. j
1 Windsor, William R. Pulman and Er- j
; vln Roberts.
The Alexandria Motor Bus Line.
Inc.. which operates between this city
and Washington, has reorganized, with
? the election of officers, as follows:
: Dr. C. E. Outcalt. president: Kenneth
'Altcheson. secretary: H. Noel Garner,
J treasurer. L. W. Selfe. Baltimore, is
acting general manager.
1 This conctrn has Just added three
I new busses to Its fleet, and expects
i shortly to procure others. The com
I pany now has a total of nine busses.
! Services tomorrow and next Sonday
I at the Second Presbyterian Church
twill be conducted by Rev. C. H.
! Nabers. Camden. Ark.: Sunday. July
i JJ. by Hew Maxwell Cornelius. New
; Bethlehem. Pa., and July ?0. by Rev.
; E. M. Delaney. Lynchburg. Va.
I Mrs. Alice Gregory Herbert, widow
I of Col. Arthur Herbert, died yesterday
: afternoon at her residence, Mnckross,
| Fairfax county, on Seminary Hill.
! about three miles west of Alexandria.
Mrs. Herbert had been in declining
'health sine* last spring. She is sur
i vlved by flvt daughters. Mrs. John D.
Hooe. Warrenton. Va.; Mrs. J. H. Mr
Cauley. Laurel, Md.; Mrs. Robert V.
Holt. Newport News. Va.. and Miss
Marianne Herbert and Miss Florence
Herbert of Seminary Hill.
Her funeral will take place at S
o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the
chapel of the Episcopal Theological
Seminary and burial will be In Ivy
Hill cemetery. Services will be con
ducted by Rev. B. A. Wallis. The
pallbearers will be Julian T. Burke.
Archie R. Hoxtort. George C. Stuart.
Frank L. Daingerfleld, S. Cooper Daw
son. Arthur H. Bryant. C. S. Taylor
Burke and Gardner U Booths.
James Gardner Orrlson. forty-two
years old. died late Thursday night
at the residence of his sister. Mrs. i
Ethelbert Tatspaugh, whom he was
visiting. Mr. Orrlson had been in de
clining health for several year* and
only a few weeks ago paid a vIsTT to
hi* sister. His condition became grave ]
a few days ago. The deceased was a
civil engineer by profession and lived
at Clarendon. Arlington county. Be-!
sides his wife and one child, he is i
survived by his sister. Mrs. Tats- I
paugh. of 17 Mount Vernon boule-1
vard. Rosemont. and by four brothers.
He was a son of the late Samuel snd j
Margaret Orrlson of Leesburg and i
was a native of Leesburg. His funeral
will take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow ]
afternoon at that town.
ROCKVILLE, Md.. July 8 (Special).?
Rev. Charles O. Rosen steel, pastor of St.
John's Catholic Church. Forest Glen,j
officiated at the marriage a few days
ago of Miss Florence M. Jacobs of
Warrenton, Va., anA Michael T. An- j
derson of Takoma Park, Md., the'
ceremony taking place at Forest Glen, i
Oen. Clinton Rlggs of Baltimore has
notified the officials of the Montgom
ery County Agricultural Society that:
he expects to bring to the Rockvllle
fair, to be held next month, several
hogs weighing around 1.000 pounds'
each. The animals will be trans
ported on trucks.
The funeral of Norman W. Waters,
one of the county's best-known busl
tress men. who died In a Washington
hospital on Wednesday, following an
Illness of only a few days, took place
at 11 o'clock this morning from the
Presbyterian Church at Darnestown.
many peraons from various parts of
the county attending. The aervlces
were conducted by the paator of the
church, and at the grave the exercises
were In charge of Masons, Rev. O. A.
Dillingham of Germantown, formerly
pastor of the Darnestown Church,
being In charge. Burial was in the
cemetery near the church. Mr. Wa
ters was the only son of Mr. and
Jtffre. Hattan A. Waters of Travllan.
He conducted a large mercantile es
tablishment at Oermantown. '
Commission Understood Not
to Order Connecticut
Avenue Transfer.
Although the Public Utilities Com
mission has not yet made known its
decision, it is understood the board has
decided not to order the Capital Trac
tion Company to instal underground
track construction on Connecticut ave
nue at this time.
It also was reliably reported today
I that the commiSKion will not require
j the removal of the overhead trolley
poles at this time from the center of
I Connecticut avenue to the curbs at
either side.
One official of the commission point
ed out today that one advantage in
, having the poles between the tracks
i instead of at the curbs is that it serves
to keep vehicles from zig-zaggim;
i across the tracks.
At a hearing a few days ago the
Capital Traction Company estimated
lit would cost $325,000 to install under
ground trackage from Calvert street
to Newark street.
J. P. Crawford, appearing for the
Connecticut Avenue Citizens' Asso
ciation, urged the commission to order
the change, contending that the pres
ent income of that company is large
enough to make the estimated ex
penditure possible.
The commission, it was officially
learned today, has decided to give it?*
approval to the petition of the CapitHl
I Traction Company to extend its tracks
i across the new Georgetown bridge
| and to charge each passenger cross
ing the bridge \z of a cent extra
cover the lax which the compan>
I must pay the federal government
Alleged Hurler Released on $500
Bond?Griffith Acts to Pre
vent Repetition.
. Throwing "of a "pop" bottle by a
spectator at the Washington base ball
park yesterday netted injuries to
I Edward Jordan, thirty years old, of
I Clarendon. Va . assistant business
manager of the ball park, and James
G. Craig, twenty-five years old. 1135
i 10th street northwest, a spectator.
| It Handed Earl Jennings Brown.
| twenty-four years old. ItiOO Rhode
Island avenue northwest, in t!>e lock
up. charged with throwing the bottle
which caused the injuries,
j It brt>ug"ht forth an edict from Man
ager Griffith of the ball team ban
ning bottles from the upper tier of
I seats, and eventually from the lower
j tier, thus preventing a repetition by
stopping the cause at the source,
j Headquarters Detectives Darnall
land Springman arrested Brown, and
chargred with assault with a
i da^erous weapon. According to the
I police Jordan went into the stand to
recover a ball, the crowd jeered him.
and a pop bottle shot forth, ricochet
ing off his head to Craig.
Earl Brown appeared in Police Court
today and demanded a Jury trial H*
pleaded not guilty and was released
on a bond of $600. His case Was set
| for July 21.
i Figures for First Six Months of
Year Show Recoveries Increase.
Special Itiapatrl) to Tke Star.
BALTIMORE. >ld . July I.?The
auto thief is still dorng a flourishing
business. \VhiJe. in comparison with
the number of cars reported stolen
each day. the recoveries are greater
than ever before, the fact remains
that the auto thief is operating With
much success.
Figures for the first six months of
this year show that ?10 automobiles
have been stolen, nearly twice the
number driven <-ff during the corre
sponding period last year. Refworfs
of recoveries show that of this num
I ber 4?3 automobiles have been locat
ed and restored to their owner.-,
forty-seven being unaccounted for
At this time last year a total of 27:j
machines had been reported stolen
and only forty recovered.
Bootleggers and joy riders t!>
blamed by police for the large num
I ber of thefts and also are responsible
for the large number of recoveries
It ia seldom that either a bootlegger
or joy rider will keep a stolen ma
chine longer than i*vo hours and b?
generally abandons it within the cit>
Workings in Ohio to Resume After
Threats Scare Non-Union Men.
GALLiroi.IS. Ohio. July S.?Severs. I
small hillside mines at Cheshire, nea.
i here, were scheduled to resume oper
! ations today, with deputy sheriffs or
j guard, following the cessation of oper
I ations yesterday after threat# had
j been "made against their non-union
j employes.
I According to Sheriff Swanson of Gal
! lia county, who promised "sufficient
(deputies to give adequate protection"
j tor the workers, tlueeii automobile
loads of striking union miners from
1'omeroy and vicinity, went to the
mines yesterday, and. flourishing
firearms, influenced the miners to
leave thefr work. When the sheriff
and deputies reached the scene, the
non-union miners had quit work and
tke invaders had departed.
The shortage of water Tor Irriga
tion of the 1922 Egyptian cotton crop
lias become So serious that the Egyp
tian government has found It neces
sary to greatly curtail the normal
supply, eaye Consul Lester Mavnard.
Alexandria. In a report to the De
partment of Commerce. Th* present
low Nile is lower than any previous
record within modern times. Prior to
this year the year 1J14 was the low
est record, and not only is the Nil"
lower this year than in 1914. hut
the prospect of an increase in the
supply before the regular flood is
very poor_
William Bond, twenty-six years o!d.
1318 L street, was found in hi* room
early last night suffering from the ef
fects of illmlnatlnar ass. His wife
found him and sumrrr"ied Dr. Frank
Welch from Emergency Hospital. The
physician reported that Bond's condi
tion was not serious.
n?o UMar. twenty-six years old.
an actress, giving her address as tot 1.
street, was arrested this morning bv
Detectives Cox and Lynn, and charged
with robbery. It Is charged thai she
stole a gold watch and chain from
Charles A. Day. 4M Tulip avenue.
Tskoms Park. Md.. while In an auto
mobile with him a month ago.
"Tiro Seats for BiW'
British Students Shout '
To Chief Justice Taft
By the Aaanciated Pre**.
ABKRDKKN. Hratlaad. Jaly t
-lift aaerrlmeat amoag (he
Mdervradaatrs ef Aberdeea
Valveralfy marked the aradenle
remnoay.at nklrk t hief Jiutlee
Taft rtftlTt* the decree ef <?,
tar er laws reateela*. Wkn
he was ahowa ?? a seat the
?Meats aheatedi -Tot* seats -

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