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EXECUTIONERS END
LIVES OF 7 MORE
IRISH REVOLTERS
Four Railway Men, Three;
I ahnrprs Put tn Death for
Wrecking Trains.
ROADS BADLY CRIPPLED
BY SERIES OF ATTACKS
Nineteen Pay Supreme Penalty in
Little More Than Month?Four
Were Reprisals.
r.v ihe Associated Pre**.
DUBLIN. December 19.?Four railway
men and three laborers were executed
here this morning for interfering
with trains in County Kildare.
The seven men executed were captured
November 13 by Free State
troops in a house, the location of
which is unknown. With them a
quantity of stolen goods, rifles and
ammunition was found.
The men were tried by a military
committee and sentenced to death on
the charge of train wrecking.
The sentence was carried out at
S CO o'clock this morning.
Members of Republican Army.
The men executed are reported to
have been members of the republican
army.
The official army report of the executions
gives the names of the men
as Stephen White and Patrick Bagnel
of Kildale. laborers; Joseph Johnson
and Patrick Mangan of Kildare. railway
workers; James O'Connor of
Ransha. Tipperary. and Patrick Nolan
of Kathbride. railway workers, and
P.rian Moore of Kathbridge, laborer.
They were arrested with a number
of others at Rathbridge, In County
Kildare. says the official report, which
adds that they were found guilty by a
military committee possessing,
without proper authority, ten rifles.
-00 rounds nf ammunition fr*?iw Hnmha
with detonators, and one exploder.
An unofficial report, however, states
that the men were captured in a dugout
at Kilbride, near the Kildare
county line, and that they were part
of a column of ten operating in that
district and responsible for the ambush
of national troops, the destructions
of goods shipped by rail and the
seizure uf materials in shops.
Railroads Badly Disorganised.
Train wrecking, the tedring up of
railway tracks and the blowing up of
bridges has been practiced on a large
scale by republican sympathisers in
Jreland since the Irregulars began
their operations. This has badly disorganised
the railway system and
hurt trade, dispatches frequently telling
of communication between Dublin
and Belfast or between other Imnor.
tant points in south Ireland being cut
??ff by this reason.
Today s drastic action, aimed at the
interference with train operation, was
under the blanket measure passed by
the dail eireann last fall giving authority
to suppress disorder. Previous
executions have been in connection
with the use or possession of arms.
? xcept that the last infliction of capital
punishment on December 8, when
Kory O'Connor, IJ am Mellowes and
two other republican leaders were
executed, was officially announced as
in reprisal for the assassination of
Sean Hales, the deputy shot the day
previous. The executions recorded
have been as follows:
Xinetefs Are Kxecuted.
November 17?James Fisher. Teter
Cassidy, Richard Tuchy and John
i laffnov n11H1 i n r?nnK11/?ane oVint
having revolvers in their possession, i
November 24?Krskine Childers, j
chief lieuUnant of Eamonn De Valera,1
executed for having had an automatic j
pistol in his possession.
November SO?Joseph Spooner. Pati
irk Farrelly and John Murphy, executed
for armed participation in a
bomb attack.
December 8?Rory O'Connor, Diarn
Mellowes. Joseph McKelvey and Richard
Barrett, executed in reprisal for 1
the Hales assassination.
Today's executions make a total of |
nineteen by the Free State in a little ]
more than a month.
HEAVY EIRINCt IN CORK.
Republicans Use Machine Guns in
Night Fusillade. , '
Ky tii. Associated Prpt.
CORK. December 19.?There was I
heavy firing for two hours during last
night in the northern suburbs of Cork,
the republicans using machine guns,
one civilian was severely wounded.
DE V ALEE A NEAR CAPTURE.
Escapes Prom Dublin Church as*
Troops Arrive.
Br tlie Anwwisted Prru
LONDON. December 19.?A report
from Paris that Bamonn De Valera
had been captured by Irish Free State
authorities lacked corroboration here
today.
It is believed that the report, which
was printed in a Paris newspaper.
mow havD ornurn nilt nf n Tlttklln Hia.
patch saying; that De Valera had narrowly
escaped capture while attending
mass in the Catholic University
church. Dublin, inasmuch as he left
the church Just before troops arrived.
Grenade Bomb
Is Found in Rear
Of Buckingham
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, December 1>.?A dis.
turbine discovery was made at
the rear of Buckingham Palace today
when a grenade bomb was
found in an as)) cart which had
just arrived to remove the palace
refuse.
How the missile got Into the
cart is a mystery and the police
this afternoon were examining It
to see If the charge had been removed.
The authorities say they
attach no special importance to
the And, believing the grenade
rvas thrown into the cart while it
was on the way to the palace by
some one who merely wished to get
rid of a dangerous souvenir.
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Veterans May Get
Raise in Pension
As Christmas Gift
Veterans of the civil war, widows
of vetei^tns and civil war nurses
probably will receive Christmas
presents from the government In
the form of increased pensions, as
the result of an agreement reached
by conferees on the Bursum pension
bill.
i The bill was passed by the Senate
last summer and by the House
at the recent special session.
Slight differences between the two
I houses have been compromised,
and the author of the bill. Senator
Bursum. republican. New Mexico,
1 announced today that he hoped to
obtain final congressional action
and the presidential signature before
Christmas.
Pensions of veterans are increased
under the measure from
$50 to $72 a month, widows* pensions
from $30 to $50 and nurses'
pensions from $30 to $50.
i mil tft nrnkimif
LUAN lUbtKIMNT
HANGS ON FRANCE
ACCEP1GTERMS
Morgan Makes Plain That
Bid of International Bankers
Is Still Open.
i
BY DAVID LAWRENCE.
j J. P. Morgan's statement that he
I told the German ambassador that
j prospects of a loan from International
hankers were no better today than
| they were last Jane, has cleared the
i air of rumors and fantastic theories
j of American aid to Europe.
Mr. Morgan saia wnai ine uepanment
of State was unable to sa3* In
answer to the unfounded fears of the
i "irreconcilable*" and others who beilieve
some radical departure in Amer!
iean policy was forthcoming. But Mr.
Morgan's announcement really has ani
other significance. It means that he
j has told France that aid from the alj
lied bankers cannot be given unless
j the program drawn up by the inter|
national bankers' committee last June
j is revived.
A Key to Fatare.
The key to the future lies in the
carefully worded document issued then
| by Mr. Morgan and his colleagues,
j Will France permit her member on
j the reparations commission to vote
with the majority and issue a unani
mous invitation to a bankers' coin|
inittee again to devise tviys and
! *?? i?tir?or th? Mneral eco
nomlc situation In Europe?
The bankers in June Incurred the
disfavor of the French by pointing
out the obvious though unwelcome
fact that until there was some mederatlon
on the part of France toward
the enforcement clauses of the Versailles
treaty and some limitation of
' Germany's liability was made con'
sl'itent with the opinion of investors
| throughout the allied world it was
hopeless to talk loan.
Government Mot Party to Talk.
The United States government is not
a party to these informal negotiations
j of the bankers Mr. Morgan went abroad
; as a private citizen and with no commlsIsion
official or unofficial from the American
government. He was invited to sit
{ with tho international bankers' commltI
tee and render advice to the reparations
i commission. A dispute arose as to the
I text t>f the Invitation to the bankers,
the English and French wording being
somewhat at variance. Anyway, the
French saw the bankers' committee as
a body attempting to usurp the functions
of the reparations commission and endeavoring'
to decrea-e Germany's rep\
?.ration liability. Under such Circumstances,
the bankers' committee accomplished
nothing except to set forth to
the world its views, wmcn sro its
I valid today as they were then.
17. 8. la Complete Accord.
Unquestionably the* United States
government Is In complete accord with
the statement made by the bankers'
committee?namely, that the fixing of
the reparations must be done first before
any private loans can be consld(Contlnued
on Page 2. Column 5.)
HOUSEFiGHTOPENS
ON TAXEXEMPTION
I Body Votes; 118 to 52, to
I
Take Up Plan Against
Further Issues.
By a vote of 118 to 52 the House
today took up for consideration the
Green resolution proposing a constitutional
amendment prohibiting the
further issuance" of tax-exempt securities.
An hour of sharp debate preceded
the vote, in which the entire question
was.discussed and the proposal condemned
and commended.
In presenting a rule giving the measure
right of way Acting Chairman
' Snell of the rules committee declared
tax exempt securities now amounted
to 115.000,000.000, and that there was
no way short of a constitutional
amendment that could keen wealth
from hiding from taxation.
Representative Pou of North Carolina,
ranking democrat of the rules
committee, characterised the proposal
"as the greatest farce ever attempted
or. the American people," and dramatically
declared he would drop dead In
his tracks before voting for It.
Asserting that 90 per cent of the
agitation for the measure was propaganda.
Mr. Pou added:
"Alexander Hamilton would turn
over' In his grave if he could read
this thing and the people of the
smaller communities would be amased
if told how then- road and school
and drainage bonds, issued at great
privation, should be subjected to a
rate of taxation to be fixed by somebody
else.
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FAIL 10 FIND CLUE
! IN MINT HOLD UP
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| Sixteen Persons Quizzed Re
veal No Trace of Denver
Bandits.
! STORIES OF THEFT TOLD
i
i Thrilling Experiences as Shots Fly.
Difficult to Distinguish Rob- i
bers From Others.
Bj the Associated Press.
DENVER. Col., December 19.?Eighteen
hours of searching and questioning
of sixteen persons at police headquarters
had failed early today to
reveal any trace pf the Identity of the
bandits who yesterday robbed a federal
reeerve bank truck of iSM.MX).'
after a gun fight In front of the
TTetted stitsi mint here, in m-htch
Charles T. Linton, one of the guards j
on the truck, was wounded fatally.
The truck, in charge of J. C. Olesen.
'cashier of the local federal reserve
bank, had called at the mint to transj
fer the money, all in to bills, from the
: mint to the bank. The mint guards
: just had taken the money to the curbj
ing. turned it over to the bank cmi
ployes and re-entered the mint when
j the bandits drove up and stopped
' their car behind the, truck.
Dlea From Wound.
The bandits at once opened fire on
the main door of the mint. Linton
I was shot in the stomach and died two
and one-half hours later.
Employes of the mint, all of whom
have guns near their posts of duty,
seized their weapons and rushed to
the doors and windows, but were
handicapped in returning the bandits'
i fire because me Dana employes were
! between them and the robbers. While
| the gun fight raged one of the rob]
bars put the money In their automoI
bile and they drove away
During the flight one bandit stood
on the running board to fire a final
volley at the mint guards. A bullet
apparently hit him. for he crumpled
up and was dragged Inside the motor
car, which continued orr its way.
Mlat Riddled.
So terrific was the gun fire during
the clashes that forty bullet holes
were counted today In the transoms
above the fhain entrance to the mint
and In the windows of the secondstory
building. The granite walls
of the government building likewise
are,chipped where the bullets struck.
Buildings across the street 'likewise
show the intensity of the fire of the
guards. Windows In various stores
and apartment houses over the stores
were riddled and many narrow escapes
front bullets on the part of the
roomers were reported to police
headquarters.
"I had Just come out of the mint
with a sack full of currency when
the bandits' auto drove up beside our
truck." said William Havener, driver
| of the federal reserve truck. "I heard
somebody say 'Hands upV and then
| there was shooting. I dived under
: my car to escape the rain of bullets,
i They could have shot me easily
enough. It was all over so quickly,
though it seemed a long time. The
automobile drove away and I came
out from under my truck and got in
it. I waa afraid the mint guards
would shoot me, aa they were shooting
In my direction at the bandits."
Ia Precarious Position.
J. E. Olson, cashier of the Denver
branch bank in charge of the guards
who were transferring the money
fmm the mint to the truck, probably
had the motet precarious position of
any one participating.
"We hail just gotten the money
from the mint when a car drove up
and I heard aome otje say'Hands up!'
I started to rush Into the mint for
I help. The guards Inside the mint
started to shoot at me.
"I never held up my hands. After
one of the mint guards had shot at
me I screamed for him not to shoot
me but to shoot at tbs bandits. 'Who
are youT* he asked. I told him, and
then he directed his lire In the direction
of the bandits."
Mr. Olson collapsed shortly after
the robbery and had to be removed to
his home.
POSTMASTEBS NOMINATED.
President Harding yesterday nominated
Mary W. Tlse to be postmaster
at Hyattsville, Md? and James R.
Oooch to be postmaster at Brentwood,
Md. He also nominated J. N. Coffman
of Edinburgh, Va., and W. S. Sparrow
of Olney. Va., to be postmasters
of those towns. 1
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Lost Air mail i
Flyer Located
At Utah Ranch
' j
j B.r the Aimoriated Pre**. |
I SALT LAKE CITV. Utah. .December |
19 ?Air Mall Pilot Henry G. Boonstra. !
j ______________ missing ssince last I |
I Friday, when he
j became lost in a
| f blizzard en route
I to Kocfa Springs.
I W?Sf Wyo.. has been
Jfc ^ found alive and
veil at; the Rigby |
w rancll? fnur miles '
south ea st of where i
h*s u'reoktt' Plane
w a s discovered ! ^
i.yesterday, aocord- }
mjrfV< ' 'v4*^-- "'* ' 'n,f to ad v Fes re- ;
I 1. :/%iy ' ' reived by airmail'
11-/ : V:- :.y^>. officials here to
day
| H. 0. BOONSTRA. Boonstra report- i
*d hje was unable j 1
I eet awav from the Ric-bv ram-h be- I
' cause of the deep snow. The ranch bus j}
no telephone service and Boonstra J
was awaiting: better weather before H
groing to Coalville to notify his su- i1
| periors. 11
WAR IS DECLARED
ON FALSE ALARMS!:
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135 Needless Runs in Past I
j
Six Months, Fire Chief I,
Declares.
The increasing: number of false fire
alarms being: sounded in Washington
has prompted Fire Chief Watson and ?
Maj. Sullivan, superintendent of police.
to unite in a concerted effort to (
round up the individuate who risk
the lives of firemen and pedestrians '
by bringing the apparatus out on ]
useless calls. .
Inquiry at the fire chirrs office today
disclosed the fact that there
have been nearly as many false ;
alarms during the past six months
as there were during the entire fiscal \
year that ended last July.
135 Calls In Six Months.
For the twelve months from July, j
1921, to .July, 1922, the fiyemen were
called oul at all hours of the day 1
and night on 181 'false alarms. In '
the short period from July 1 to date ]
there have been 135 false alarms, and 1
if that ratio continues for the next j
i six months the present fiscal year .
Lwill show a total of 270 such alarms, j'
] The fatal accident last night In'
which a pedestrian was killed by a j
wagon Is pointed out as striking evidence
of the serious consequences
whictt may follow In the wake of a !
false alarm.
Aside from the ever-present danger
of loss of life of firemen or civilians,
it has been unofficially estimated that
it costs the fire department J50 every i
time the companies go out on a fake i
call.
i
: Sharp Watch Ordered. i
Maj. Sullivan stated today that he I,
1 has sent an order to all his men to ;
be constantly on the lookout for per- I
sons with tha perverted sense of j
humor that prompts them to "pull"
a fire bo* and then watch the firemen '
speed through the streets. '
Firemen responding to a false
alarm run as much risk as though
they were dashing to a Are' for they
must regard every stroke Of the bell
as a call to save life and property.
*fn{ Sullivan nnln ad ftiit that if la
no easy task to apprehend the men
and boys who sound false alarms,
especially when they do so after dark
and with automobiles.
Volice officials suggest that every
cltiien can help in this campaign by
watching for such offenders.
BANKRUPTCY PETITION
FILED AGAINST PRODUCER
Theatrical Man Declared to Have
Liabilities of $1,000,000 By Three
Complainants.
By the Aesocisted Preen. .
NEW- YORK. December 19.?Alleging
liabilities of $1,000,000, three creditors
today filed an involuntary petition
in bankruptcy against Max
Spiegel, theatrical producer of this
city.
The assets were not mentioned in
the petition.
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NEW TREATY DRAFT
DCAnV COD TIIDilO
I\LMU I I Ul\ IUI\(\0
Expected to Be Presented to
Angora Delegates at Saturday
Session.
CURZON PROPOSAL MADEj
___________ !
Counter Plans by Ismet Pasha j
I
and Tchitcherin Fail to
I
Find Favor.
i
By the AtiKoriatnl Pro**.
EAUSAXNE. December 19.? li was
reported this afternoon' that a complete
draft of the peace treaty drawn
up as a result of the deliberations of
Lhe near cast conference here would
be presented to the Turks on Saturday.
Today's session of the conference
body dealing: with the question of the
straits was adjourned at 2 p.m. until
tomorrow without an agreement having
been reached.
The Turkish delegates were conciliatory
during the discussions, but the
Russian representatives maintained
an attitude of opposition.
Cnrzon la Impatient.
Lord Curzon announced that the discussions
were dragging on too lengthily
and that tomorrow's meeting must
be the last for consideration of the
straits problem.
Foreign Minister Tchitcherin of
Russia made an effort during the
debate to draw f.re from the American
delegation. He argued that the
American statement as to%the attitude
of the United States on the
question of the straits should be interpreted
to mean that only warships
on errands of mercy could go
through the straits to the Black sea.
The American representatives did not
reply to the soviet minister.
Anxloua to Carry Oat t*. 9. Idea.
In his reference to the United States
M. Tchitcherin said:
"I regret the failure of the conference
to give consideration to the
Russian proposals, as Russia was
anxious to carry out the American
idea of beneficent warships and to
afford protection'to the powers bordering
on the Black sea."
Although Ambassador Child. Admiral
Bristol and Minister Grew, the
American delegates, were all present
they made no response to this apparent
attempt by the soviet foreign
minister to twist the American statement
of policy into a declaration that
the United States favored the admission
of warships into the Black sea
only on errands of mercy.
"Lord Curzon has declared Russia
has no ally, and stands alone in its
position on the straits control," continued
M. Tchitcherin. "I want to say
Russia's allies are the taxpayers of
all the world, who will assure the
triumph of the Russian ideas."
Compelled to Deny Request.
Lord Curzon said that, upon the
fudgment of all the experts, the allied
.powers were compelled to deny
the Turkish request for the right to
have a garrison of 5,000 men on the
3allipolls peninsula for the defense
of the shores of the Aegean sea.
The allies must also, he added, deny
the Turkish ^request that the Sea of
Marmora be considered a separate!
body of water, not connected with the
straits, and thus exempt from the demilitarization
plans.
Ismet Pasha's efforts to have the
waters for? twenty miles outside the
straits considered as demilitarised
(Continued on Pa^e 2, Column 3.)
HARRIES AND WIFE BRAVE
STORM TO GET ON SHIP
Windows of French Cutter Blown
Out as It Struggles to Beach
Liner Berengaria, for London.
By the Associated PreM. ?
CHERBOURG, December 19.?A violent
storm compelled the liner Berengaria,
from New York. December 11,
for Cherbourg and Southampton, to
remain oft shore near this port
throughout last night to Insure her
safety. Passengers for Cherbourg
were landed this morning.
Maj. Gen. George H. Harries and
Mrs. Harries, who wished to board
the Berengaria on their way to London,
ventured out at midnight during
the height of the storm on board a
French admiralty cutter. The trip
was a dangerous one, the cutter badly
being buffeted and some of her windows
blown out, but she finally made the
Berengaria safely and placed Gen.
nud Mrs.-Harries on board.
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10 Killed in Tur
Communists an
Clubs and Nauseous
Figure?Chamber c
Organization G
By tli* Afctociated I'resft.
[ TURIN, December 19.?Renewed
J conflicts between the fasclsti and the
| communists here have resulted in
I the killing of ten persons, Including ,
two of the fascist!. *
Not long ago the local communists |
resumed their openly hostile attitude
toward the fascist!, and yesterday two
fascist! parties were ambushed, with '
the result that one man was killed *
and others wounded. The fasciti j '
thereupon mobilized, attacked the
chamber of labor and stormed or set 1
on Are the headquarters of other subversive
organization, inflicting punishment
according to what they adjudged
to be the relative guilt of the j
communists. The punishments admin- i
istered by the fascsiti included club- j
bing and giving doses of nauseous
medicines.
Among the dead is Municipal Councillor
Feruto. while among the slightly
wounded is Deputy Vincenzo Pa- 1
FREEZING OF ROTS 1
BLOCKS STREETS
Many West of Connecticut !
Avenue Found to Be Im- j
passable.
NEED MONEY FOR PAVING j
^
Repairs Are Fast Getting Beyond
Gangs.
Freezing weather of last night and
today made travel in the deep ruts !
of a number of streets in the sec- j
tion west of Connecticut avenue par- j
ticularly dangerous. The ruts were I
cut during the heavy rains, and in J
some ca3cs it was almost impossible j
to try to steer an automobile. The J
one track made by trafll'c on some j
of the streets had to be followed.
While Congress has been asfked by j
the Commirisoners and the bureau j
of the budget allowed to past an
appropriation for paving the west '
side of Connecticut avenue for sev- j
era] squares south of the District
line, where it connects with the
smooth Maryland highways, there is f
a long space Of this roadway which i <
is not provided for either in the cur- j '
rent appropriation or in the esti- j
K??? to In noor] of rp.
placement In order to handle the
heavy traffic which it mast bear into i
and out of Maryland and points west.J
Rate Are Danxerotu.
In many places the ruts and breaks j
in the macadam are very dangerous j
near the car tracks, and it is known j
that these ruts have been the cause I
of snatching the control-of an auto- j
mobile from the hands of a driver, j
The roadway in some places is par-J
ticularly narrow and it is necessary
for one vehicle in passing another to |
take to the "ar tracks. In some }
places there are deep ravines on one
side of the road, with the poles in the
center, either of which might be the
cause of loss of life and property
should a driver lose control by having
the front wheels swerved by being
cut for an instant in a rut.
While there are a number of streets
in this section which have been
macadamized, they now are becoming i
worn and dangerous and are getting
beyond control of the road gangs.
They are reaching that point where
it is a waste of labor, time and money
to attempt to keep them up. As fast
as the holes are filled up the traffic
comes along and throws the flllir? i
out, leaving the same holes to be cut
deeper and deeper until the bottom of
the road foundation is reached and
destroyed.
Gang Working Today.
A large road gang was working to- j
day on Western avenue, north of i
Chevy Chase Circle, Ailing in manybig
holes in the worn macadam roadbed.
Belt road, connecting Chevy i
Chase Circle with Tenleytown, is
rough and in need of repair, the macadam
being bronen in numerous
places. *
Forty-first street northwest, north
of Jenifer street, is lined on both
sides with fine houses, but the roadbed
consists of cinders, which have
been badly cut up oy trarnc uuna^
the recent warm and rainy weather.
Traffic has made one track, to be used
both ways, and it is impossible to
get out of it for pafking near the
curb. In fact, it would be risky for
the automobllist to get out of it, unless
he favored getting stalled, for
that is what surely would happen. A
small road gang was observed here
today, attempting: to smooth out the
ruts by leveling a number of wagon
loads of cinders which had been
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36 Barns Burned
In 20-Mile Area,
*
Due to Firebugs
By the Alaociited Pr??.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., December '
J 9.?Four barns were destroyed by
Are early today In Montgomery
an<J Chester counties. The fires
were all within a radius of twenty ]
miles; In; at least two Instances
there was evidence of Inoendlarlsm.
At one place shots were ex- i
changed with three- men seen flee- t
ing from a?barn shortly arter the I
fire started. * |
State policemen in large fores 1
are combing the roads in search 1
of the "barn burners," now believed
to be an organised band. <
The fires today brought the total ]
number of bams burned in Mont- I
gomery, Chester and Delaware i
counties to thirty-six since early I
October. The monetary loss now 1
totals about $400,000. i
in Rioting as id
Fascisti Clash
*
Doses of Medicine
4 Labor Attacked.
Offices Burned.
gella. a Turin socialist representative*
The chamber of labor was one of th<
buildings fired. The blaze was e:;
tingulshed. but the building ix stil
under fascisti occupancy.. Among th<
other buildings sgt on fire were th?
editorial offices of the communis
newspaper Ordine Nuovo and th<
buildings of several of the coinmun
ists* clubs.
Fascist! detachments ^ed by Col
Brandlmarte searched several residences
of communists and seized armi
and ammunition found there.
Mttl's Son Hncord.
H.r the Associated Press.
NAPLES. December 19.?Vincenzc
S'itti. son of the former premier, was
attacked today by a number of fas;isti,
who charged him v.'i?.h assumn*
a provocative attitude. while a
jand was playing the fascist! anthem.
Kitti's assailants were about to adninister
a dose of objectionable medicine
when the fascist! consul. Duke
'arafa. intervened, saving him from
tiarin.
Blue and Gold Hue
Garb for Police
At White House
Distinctive uniforms of blue and
gold will adorn the White House
police by the first of the new year.
Distinguished visitors at the office
of the chief executive will
then no longer be confronted by
attendants in the uniform of
metropolitan police. Neither will
there be a pompous overdisplav or
ornate trappings of too much gold
and silver braid, unbecoming to
the leading democracy of the
world.
But the White House police, recently
constituted a special force
under the President of the United
States, will be uniformed distinctively.
The caps, blue serge
with yellow braid and small gold
buttons, arrived today.
The uniforms will be ready, it
was announced, by the first of the
new year. In navy blue, the uniforms
will be fitted with high
ifiilitarv colors, bearing on each
side, in twisted gold silk, the
monogram, "\V. II." Trim cut, the
coats will bear gold buttons. ;nscribtd
with the words "White
House" and the shield of the
United States.
BALL0U1SBEF0RE
Al IRAAI 1ITTPF
meitt
Superintendent Makes Plea
to Representatives for
More School Money.
The District Commissioners, with
jr. Frank \V. Ballou. superintendent
>f the District schools, and other
ichool officials, are before the subcommittee
on tlie District budget of
he House appropriations committee
:hi8 afternoon calling attention to
he needs of the Washington schools
'or the next fiscal year.
The importance of eirly enactment
the tehehers' salary and school re>rganization
bill will be stressed. The
district officials a^so will tell the subommittee
of the need of adequate
ipproprlations for providing up-tolatc
text books and for providing free
:ext books in the high schools.
Wants More Money.
Dr. Ballou also will impress upon
he committee the need for inserting
j\ the bill items cut from his recomnendations
by the District Commistioners
in obedience "to directions
rrom the budget bureau.
Consideration of school needs is
he first specific work undertaken bv
his emergency subcommittee headed
>y Represntative Cramton of Michigan.
which is considering District
?8timates because the regular Dis:rict
subcommittee has been broken
ap by sickness.
The Commissioners, accompanied by
assistant engineer commissioners. Auiitor
Donovan and Daniel Garges.
secretary of the board of Commissioners.
in conference with the subcommittee
today completed their discussion
of the geeral provisions ot
the District Mil.
lVantf to Ruh Hearing.
Chairman Madden of the House appropriations
committee and Representative
Cramton. acting chairman
>f the District*subcommittee, expressed
the opinion that while most careful
consideration will be given to all
items in the District budget, stenuous
efforts will be made to get the hearngs
completed within ten days, so that
Lhe bilj will be reported to the House
not later thn January 15.
Dr. Ballou. went to the Capitol with
\ssietant Superintendents of Schoolc
Stephen E. Kramer and Garnet C
Wilkinson. armed with data. wh?/>h ??c
will present to the subcommittee
allowing the imperative need of all
the items in the school budget. He
also brought with him a number oi
drawings showing the proposed sttee
for new school buildings provided in
the budget.
SOLDIER AND WOMAN
SHOT TO DEATH IN HOTEL
Susband of Latter Asleep in Room
Nearby When Tragedy Takes
Place.
By the AuoJisttd Pre?e. >
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., December 19
?Corporal James C. Huntington ol
:he 12th Field Artillery. Camp Travis
ind Mrs. Ruby S. Krenk of Youngstown,
Ohio, were found shot to death
n a hotel room here today, when
yolice broke, open the door aftei
tearing ttyo shots.
The woman was in bed and appeared
to have been killed while asleep
Huntington's body was lying on the
loor beside the bed. Af Army revolver
was near him. Police believe
the man shot the woman, then killed
Himself. The woman's husband wae
tsleep at the time in a room nearby.
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BIG ISLAND PARK
1 WITH RONDPOINT
' IN BRIDGE PLANS
. Beautifications Beyond Linj.
coin Memorial to Include
; j Branch Roads.
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! PRESIDENT'S SUGGESTION
BRINGS QUICK RESULT
?
Six Surveyors to Work on Arlington
and River Scenes for
j Ninety Days. .
i i
j I> velopmtiit of a great park on Co|
iumbia island will proceed with the
I construction of the Arlington memorial
I bridge across the river from the Lincoin
Memorial, under the new plan as
suggested yesterday by Presiden;
Harding for a rondpoint on the island
This was foreseen today as Col. C. O.
Sherrill, superintendent of public
i buildings and grounds, marshaled hi*
forces for Immediate wor-?* on the
bridge plan, which will give the National
Capital something entirely new
j in the way of bridges, with an encir|]
cling system of roads unique in the
I country.
Survey of the environs of Arlington
national cemetery began today, preliminary
to making borings to determine
how far down the piers of the
memorial bridge will have to go to rock.
George F. Clark, junior engineer, under
direction of Col. Sherrill. this morning
began making preliminary surveys
l at the Arlington mansion.
Six surveyors, under direction of
Mr. Clark, are at work on the surveys.
which will take about ninety days.
} it was estimated. The borings in the
. river will commence shortly, and will
| be conducted from barges, pipes being
driven down to rock bottom.
Suggestion of "Centerpiece.**
Col. Sherrill and other officials were
enthusiastic today over the great
idea of President Harding, suggested
by him yesterday while on the per?onal
tour of inspection of the proposed
sites for the memorial bridge
The F'resident's plan calls for the
construction of a rondpoint on Columbia
Island, opposite the Lincoln
j Memorial, from which shall diverge
{ three great roads. The location of
(such a place.of divergence on the 1s;
land is entirely original with the
i President, and at once led officials to
> e.a flmt Uroui/iAnt lIurHlnir hflr!
; struck upon the very scheme to ob,
viate the difficulties caused by the
j old plan for Just one approach across
i the bridge.
The memorial fridge, not to be
higher than sixty feet and sixty-four
feet in width, with no car lines upon
it. will run across the river from
the Lincoln Memorial, probably In a
line with the center of the facade
on the Lee mansion at Arlington,
although this lattsr is a detail now
being worked out.
The rondpoint, to be constructed
on the island, will be the center
piece, literally and figuratively, of
the bridge scheme, as well as of the
great park being planned for Columbia
Island by Col. Sherrill. Complete
access to the rondpoint from
all parts of the park will be a main
idea under the plan being developed
by Col. Sherrill.
City Fall of Bondpolats.
A rondpoint is nothing more nor
j less than a circle, Col. Sherrill point
ed out today. Scott Circle. Dupont
Circle. Iowa Circle. Thomas Circle,
these and other# are simply rondpoints.
Washington is simply full
I
j But to place one directly in conj
nection with a bridge is something
, new.
From the rondpoint on Columbia isi
land one road will continue directly
1 across the remaining portion of the is
land to narrow boundary channel, u
j small park bridge, scarcely more than
a culvert, carrying the road across this
! directly up to Military toad.
! This center road, in effect the direct
! continuation of the memorial oridge.
will end at the Military road. A magnificent
memorial arch will be placed
there, leading into the cemetery, and
i from this arch two encircling roads, on*
! to the north and one to the south, will
lead by winding ways up to the amphitheater
| Kqual with the main center road
j will be two great roads which will
j encircle the Arlington national cemetery.
these two encircling roads leading
directly, off from the rondpoint. If
the thumb and first two fingers of
the hand are extended, the thumb and
j middle finger widely curved*, with the
} index finger held straight out between
I the thumb and middle finger a good
I idea is gotten of the plan of the three
j roads. The great knuckle at the base
! of the index finger will then represcn*
' the rondpoint. The thumb will be the
road to the south around the cemetery,
and the middle finger will be the road
to the north around the cemetery. These
two great roads are entirely outside the
cemetery, and, of course, outside the
two shorter encircling roads, winding
j (Continued on rage z. Loiumn j.?
I GRAHAM FILES MOTION
;| FOR NEW TRIAL OF CASE
1 j Charges Court Erred in Admitting
j Evidence for Humes and
I j Barring His.
' I Lieut. Lorimer C. Graham. U. S. X..
II through Attorneys Daniel Thew
' | Wright and I'hillp Erahler, today tiled
| a motion for a new trial of his V>00.!
000 heart balm suit against A. L.
j llumes. wealthy lawyer of New York
j The plaintiff says the verdict reit.
j dered last Friday In favor of Humes
was contrary to the evidence and
against the weight of the evidence.
The court also is charged with error
of .law in falling to admit certain
testimony ofTered on behalf of Graham
and in allowing testimony of
! fered by liumes 10 wmcn uranam a
; counsel had objected.
Hearing on the motion has been net
down for Friday, January k. 1923. and
, notice served on Attorneys Wilton J.
. I.ambert, Itudolph H. Yeatman and
William E. Eeahy, representing
' Humes.
i The divorce case brought by Grai
ham against his wife, in which lie
claims her divorce from him at Reno
in 1919 is Illegal, was reached today
. before Chief Justice McCoy. Attori
neys Wright and Ershler for the
plaintiff were In court, but counsel
! for the former Mrs. Graham, now
I Mrs. Humes, did not appear. The
i hearing In the divorce case was con.
tlnued to January 23, 1933.
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