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HAYMARKET RIOTS HERRINREMINDER Prosecutor of Miners Says Two Were Hanged for Ad vocating Violence. SURVIVOR PICTURES MOB Picks Two Defendants as Among Those Who Participated in Slayings. By the Associated Trese MARION. IH., March 6—Sweeping aside all the legal skirmishing that marked the opening of the first Herrin riots trial, the prosecution today continued the Introduction of j evidence against Hugh t\ illis. state board member of the Illinois Mine Workers, and five other defendants charged with murder in connection I with the outbreak. The prosecution was prepared to i lay special emphasis on Its conten- | tion that the killing of the twenty-j two non-union miners resulted from I a conspiracy. The case of the Haymarket riots I iu Chicago. where an editor and a j speaker who took no actual part in | the killings were hanged because! they had advocated violence, was | cited by C. \V. Middlekauf, special prosecutor, in his statement to the jury as applying to the present case. Tho opening for the introduction of testimony along this line was made by Judge J. T. Hartwell during the first trial, which resulted in a ver dict of acquittal. Scope of Responsibility. Judge Hartwell instructed the first' Jury that if one of the defendants had I helped to take the non-union men j from the mine and then had publicly j announced that he would take no part in any acts of violence, he still would be guilty of murder if the jury found that his previous acts re sulted in murder, even though he had not actually been present at the time of the killing Bernard J. Jones, a survivor of the riots, testified at the morning session, and pointed out two of the defend ants. James Brown, a negro, and Otis oiark. as two members of a crowd which had made him and his com panions prisoners. He said he had seen these two men with guns, and had heard Clark say: "I have spent five nights watching these scabs, and we’ll kill them all if I have to do it myself. This isn’t West Virginia. We’ll kill them all and wipe out the breed.” Jones testified that he had seen | Brown wearing a battered Army hel met and carrying a gun. The witness said that he had seen C. K. McDowell, crippled superin tendent of the mine, taken from the. file of prisoners by Clark and another man when he was unable to keep up. Jones said that Clark struck Mc- Dowell over the head with the butt end of a gun and knocked him down. It was near this spot that McDowell’s body later was found. Forced to l.ine I p. The witness said that the prisoners were marched until they came to a strip of woods and that an auto mobile drove up and he heard cries; “Here comes our president. Here comes Willis." Jones testified that he had been knocked down then and was unable to recognize any one In the automo bile. but heard some ope say to the man called ‘‘Willis”, “We’re going to take these scabs into the woods and loose them under gun-fire." "Then we were forced to line up in « V formation before a barbed wire fence.” the witness said. "Somebody told us,” he said. “ ’when I say go you scabs start through that barbed wire.’ He also told members of the mob with shotguns to fire first and those with high-powered rifles next. "Then I heard some one say ’Go’, then the shooting started and I climbed the fence and run.” ] WOMAN GETS 60 DAYS; PICKED SOLDIER’S POCKET Helen Jackson, charged with rob bing Joseph J. Gibbons, a member of Troop G, 3d United States Cavalry, i C. S. A., stationed at Fort Myer. Va., was sentenced in the United States branch of Police Court today by Judge McMahon, to serve sixty days j in jail. She picked the pocket of j the soldier and secured $lB. Herbert, K. Cole, colored, charged | with assaulting a colored woman, was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail by Judge McMahon. Cole was confronted by the court with a long police record of assaults, which he. however, denied had reference to him. Frank Aiken, charged with per mitting gaming on his place, when tried by Judge McMahon, pleaded not guilty. He was convicted and sen tenced to pay a fine of $75 and, in default, to serve thirty days in jail. HIT BY AUTO TRUCK. J H, Buscher. seventy-six years old. Jit; South Spruce street. Clarendon. Va.. this morning about 6:15 o’clock was knocked down by a motor truck driven by AVilliam Henson. 52 Pierce street, ai Ixtuisiana avenue and 9th street. He was treated at Emergency Hospital for bruises about hia body and an injury to his hand. (Tjamond (3. j_ 402-404 Seventh St Stunning Coats fat a Smashing Price Beautiful Wrappy mod* els —in Brytonia, Nor mandy, Bolivia, Velour, $24-7s They’re in strikingly dressy styles--silk lined— t| and finished with tassels, embroidery or braiding— We are perfectly sure 8h th« window you can’t match them at display. the price anywhere else. PRESIDENT EAGER AS YOUTH AS HIS CARES SLIP AWAY (Continued from First Page.) of Mr. Harding’s first term is a mat- , ter of history, but Inseparably asso ciated with those two years is the con clusion that the second half of the ad ministration will really decide whether President Harding will have an oppor tunity of re-election. The President has no Illusions about the status of his administration in the eyes of the public. His many years in i politics have taught him self-appraisal, i He knovss even better than the critics | who have just finished a microscopic 1 analysis of all the water that has gone over the dam since inauguration day what impression each act of his ad ministration has made. His newspaper experience, with Us perennial diagnosis of public ills, has enabled him to look somewhat Impersonally at the whole political situation as it concerns him. Congress la Blamed. The President would chart the curve of his administration abruptly down ward for the autumn months follow ing, of course, the simultaneous out break of a rail and coal strike with i the many effects of each on industry i and the household. Since then the j struggle has been to bend the curve upward again. The political fortunes of the President were to a large ex tent Intrusted to Congress, which I' body had the chance to increase or diminish the prestige of the republi can party’s chieftain, i Probably the last man in the world J to blame anybody else or shift responsi bility for his own political mishaps is Warren G. Harding, But he doesn’t j need to point to the ill-effect which (Congress has produced by its lack of teamwork with the executive. Mem bers of his own party are doing it for I him. Ship mil Bitter Fill. I Hardly a man of the so called ad- , j ministration group in the Senate and ; House will contend that Congress | has increased the political prestige of the President. Rather do they dis cuss among themselves how much damage has been done by the lack of co-operation. The defeat of the ship subsidy bill was a bitter pill to swallow. , Not because of the merits of the pro posal itself, but because it proved that a republican President, with a j big majority in both houses, could • not secure tho passage of a bill I sponsored as an administration | measure. It America had a parlia i mentary form of government and Mr. Harding were prime minister he would be joining Mr. Floyd George in that "wilderness” where premiers go when they cannot get a vote of confidence. Mr. Harding feels, however, that his party had the votes, hut that the democrats, by virtue of the Senate rules permitting unlimited debate, killed the shipping bill. Tills will be his defense. It will serve to answer attacks on the stump and so f?ed fuel to the flame of cam- i paign oratory when the record of the • administration is under tiro In 1924. But there is another session of Con- j gress doming when the margin will be smaller in the republican ranks i and the same set of causes will be' operative, unless Mr. Harding and his lieutenants discover an effective ■ way of dealing with revolt inside the party. Whatever reflection one mav in dulge on the events of the lost two months, whatever explanation may be made by the individuals who dis like to look at adverse facts, the truth is the much-dreaded Insur gency which d-stroyed party soli darity in Mr. Taft’s administration has raised its menacing head again. Power*, of Lender* Curtailed. Congress has gone from Washing ton for nine months, but in its wake is left a trail of experiences which furnish the key to the future. At tempts at leadership have not been lacking. What, for Instance, was the purpose of naming Senators Lenroot of Wisconsin and Wadsworth of New York to be floor leaders if not to sub stitute the vigor of youth for the vet eran membership of a steerlrfg com mittee which found itself failing to function at critical moments? j Senator Dodge has been through a i severe trial in the last four years. His efforts to reconcile conflicting factions have been unavailing No leaders have risen to his aid through individual achievement. In the old days men won their places as leaders by earning the respect of their col leagues. But today it is different. Powers of leadership are curtailed. Senators who have to go through pri mary elections are less Interested in what leaders tell them. •‘Ah. but you don’t vote in my pri maries. Mr. President," is the way more than one senator has answered an argument for paHy solidarity on an administration proposal. In the era of Aldrich and Cannon leaders didn’t have to worry about that kind of retort. They merely sent word to a republican convention and a re calcitrant member of Congress had a I hard time getting renominated. Fed j eral office holders had much to do j with those local conventions. The i machinery of party government was I effective. 1 Today there are almost as many ) conceptions of what the republican 1 party should stand for as there are I individuals in It. Party solidarity means relatively little to men like Senator Brookhart of lowa, Senator La Follette of Wisconsin, Senator Norris of Nebraska, Senator Ladd of North Dakota and others, who have gained their Ideas of republicanism in their own primaries. The nub of the whole matter is that a group of men who were elected as republicans have failed to stand with j their fellow republicans in parliamen tary tactics and have formed make shift coalitions with the democrats. Mr. Harding has not yet found away to beat that combination of circum stances. And Congress, therefore, has not done the things he a«ked it to do. In the next nine months the executive will have a chance to make a record unembarrassed by Congress. I Florida is a place for rest and recre ation. but there will be plenty of time for reflection and soliloquy and many a thought applied to the big task ahead of turning the delicate curve iof popularity upward gain. (Copyright, 1823.) THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON. I>. 0.. TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 1923. BIT OF ROMANY SEEN IN CJWI COURT Women of Gypsy Tribes, in Gay Attire, Witnesses at Trial of Robbery Charge. A bit of Romany relieved the som | berness of Criminal Division 2 today I when Justice Bailey heard the rob bery charge against Ephraim Adams and his son, Louis Adams, who are under indictment alleging the taking of SSOO from Eli Yonkos, 'another gypsy, at his home January 20 last. About twenty women of the two tribes were present as witnesses, be decked with flowing skirts of gaily colored silks and wearing headgear of kerchiefs of strange design. Their throats were encircled with necklaces made up of gold coins and flashy bracelets covered their arms. Several , swarthy children accompanied their | parents and one woman carried a babe in her arms. Interpreter Employed. The trial was halted for some tinu while an Interpreter was sought, aft er Attorney Robert I. Miller had out lined to tiie Jury what the defense expected to prove. Mr. Miller said there was rivalry between the two bands of gypsies and that bad blood existed between them. Charges of robber;.’ and counter charges had been made and dismissed in Police Court, he said. The lawyer declared he ex pected to show that Ephraim Adams was in Philadelphia January 20 last, when Yonkos Is said to have lost his *SOO. and that Adams was at tending a St. John's day feast In an ‘other part of the city. Case May End Tomorrow. Assistant United Slates Attorney Presmont is conducting the case for the government and told the Jury he expected to prove that the defendants stole the money from the rival gypsy band. The case will probably be finished tomorrow. CLASSIFYING BOARD HOLDS TWO SESSIONS TO OUTLINE PLANS ■ Continued from First Page.> Senate committee on civil service Im posed that duty on the classifying agency, which in that hill was the Civil Service Commission. Restrictions against promotions to | any but the next higher rate of salary in the range, eliminated in the Sen j ale were restored in conference and • are now in the law. The provision to pay the adjusted ) salaries Immediately and the pro posal to rush through a deficiency for that purpose were abandoned. The original House provision basing the coming budget on the reclassi fication and maknig the salaries ef fective in the fiscal year thus esti mated for was restored. While the Senate struck out the House bill and inserted as one amend ment a clean draft, nevertheless, with the exception of the compensation schedules, the language of the bHI as passed in the House was virtually retained. Tvro gets of Schedules. It must be borne In mind that there were two distinct sets of compensa tion schedules—(l) by services and grades evolved from the report of the joint reclassification commission and (2) made by the bureau of efficiency, being simply a series of grades with out any division into services, the description of the grades being in the main a series of typical jobs serving as examples of the character and quality of work to be embraced with in the grade. This Bureau of Efficiency classifica tion was authorized by executive order of October 24, 1921. In the com promise bill the form of the House bill as to compensation schedules was retained, a division of the government personnel into service and grades. Based on Executive Order. The differentiation between the grades In the service, however, was based on the classification pursuant to the executive order of October 24. 1921. This was done at the expressed wish of the President, who felt that the work in this connection performed by the Bureau of Efficiency under his or der ought to be made available. The Senate retained, alter a gen eral definition of the scope of a grade, the bureau of efficiency plan of illustrating with numerous typical task examples. All these examples were eliminated in conference and are not in the law, A provision in lieu of these was written in the body of tho act directing the personnel board and department heads In making their allocations to follow the executive order classification. Consequently, as far as the compen sation schedules are concerned, they are in form by division into services and grades, each grade being defined in general terms like the House bill. They are so arranged, however, that in substance they conform to the executive order classification. In short, as described by Repre sentative Lehlbach, the reclassifica tion law is substantially the bill as it passed the House, with a modifica tion of the compensation schedules to meet the views of the President. COOLIDGES TAKE REST. Spend Brief Vacation at Hot Springs, Va. Vice President and Mrs. Coolidge are spending a brief vacation at Hot 1 Springs. Va. The Vice President will speak at "Founders’ day" exercises at the Randolph-Macon Women’s Col lege on March 12. ’ .. | \ I ' \ The Silhouette II Inconspicuous and Distinctive I The Silhouette is a new Equally becoming to j | frame of artistic two-color both men and women, combination black on these spectacles are now translucent crystal. being worn with evening . dress—as well as for every | Tins distinctive frfliuc, dsy use* I although much stronger | than the ordinary tortoise- Let us show you their 1 | shell, has the appearance exceptionally strong con i of being but a thin black struction and how really j line. attractive they are. j " Se a e nd TZ tfSSSSwpF gJw See Better” N W - I Washington, D. G» “Bessie” Is No Ordinary Cat; Even Judges Bid for Her Purrs i . fr" -' ■■ i ' ■■ .■ nKffikwfCi ■■p ■»»» ' i «m»i'«iiiwii m mini n | ««w*M>»»»W»<WjjyWpßy BESSIE. If you chanced to stroll down sth street, in the vicinity of the Police Court, and stopped before ,the Court Cigar Store, you might see a strange sight—just an ordinary-looking little kitten rubbing its purring body against the arms of a grateful look i ing lawyer or judge. But be it known that Bessie is no ordinary cat. by any means; looks are deceptive, that’s all. Bessie is not only the pet of Fran cis Neville, proprietor of the store, at 404 sth street northwest, but she is used to having noted barristers and intelligent-faced jurists actually vie for her purrs. Gifts are so plentiful I that they almost bore her. Even short-skirted stenographers and dim pled little secretaries lay presents of shrimp and liver at her paws. She's a Self-made Cat. Os course, there is a reason She is a self-made cat. To Mr. Neville she owes a little because he saved the last of her nine lives; but to Bes sie Mr. Neville owes plenty. True enough, he literally took her in out of the wet and gave her a home when all seemed lost and she was starving and freezing to death. But that was on a bleak December night more than a year ago. And time can do much for cats and men. "Who. pray tell, turns on the lights in the morning and calls him from bed to meet early customers," Bessie might ask if she could talk. ’I. of course. And, who. sir. do you suppose all of these handsome gentle men and beautiful girls come in to pat? Fat Fran< is Neville? Not a bit of it! It is I. please know. And don’t you suppose I always manage to lead them over to the cigar coun ter. where they are sure to buy something from my master?” Lot to Her Argument. In truth, there is a lot to Bessie's argument. While Mr, Neville is still wrapped in warm blankets little Bessie crawls from her bed of pil lows before the living room fire and DECLINES TO AID FUND I FOR UTILITIES BOARD j i | , Board of Trade Unwilling to Assist | in Providing Pay for Spe cial Counsel. The Washington Board of Trade will not assist in the raising of funds j 1 for the employment of a special roun j sel for the Public Utilities Commis sion In the valuation cases. The mat ter was brought up yesterday at a meeting of the directors of the organ ization and a resolution adopted op- i posing the plan to provide for the 1 counsel by subscription from the va rious trade bodies. Eight new members were admitted on recommendation of the member ship committee. They are James S. Carpenter, F. A. Casteel, W. T. Davis, Donald M. Earl. William S. Johnson, J. A. Means. Howard Myers and F. 1.. • Newbeck. This brings the total mem -1 bership to 2.G35. making it tho larg ■ eat trade organization In the city. 0. C. GIRLS LEAD. i Four Head Classes at Wellesley, , Announcement Says. Four Washington girls, three of them seniors and one a member of the Junior class, lead the list of scholars at 'Wellesley College, accord ing to announcement from that In stitution. They are Misses Doro ! thy Dodson. Settle Larrlmore. Char issa M. Scott and Katherine Knabel, the last named being of the class of , 1925. The president of the college each year announces the scholars in tho I order of their standings. Each of i the four local girls will be awarded one of the highly coveted Wellesley scholarships. feels her way to the store, off of which opens her master's bedroom. Hopping nimbly to the top of the \ glass showcase, carefully avoiding ( the magazines near the, edge, Bessie I reaches with one paw, hooks it around the ring of a chain that | hangs from the electric lights anil turns tho lights on with one vigorous jerk. That is Mr. Neville’s infallible alarm clock and. incidentally, Bessie's method of informing him that her feline highness fain would breakfast —and that pronto. For. should he fall to obey that signal, the kitten will proceed to leap on hi* bed and wash his face In true cat fashion. That method never fails to bring Mr. Ne i ville springing from bed, though not I always in the best of humors. All that either Bessie or Mr. Neville seem to know about her origin is that she crawled up to his door one cold December night and begged, in her he«t feline English, to be granted the hospitality of his modest home. The northern king had covered all Washington under a frosty blanket of snow. Food was not to be had; even the garbage cans were frozen. And Bessie was starving to death. Nursed Her to Health. Just as her ninth life was ebbing Mr. Neville opened the door, carried her inside and nursed her back to health. Since the first day Bessie first stretched her half frozen little paws, the mice and rats that once infested the neighborhood have disappeared. That is one of the reasons she is such a pet. Besides, she has come to recog nize by sight all of the store’s steady customers and frequently she will perform for them. Ret one of those regular customers enter the door with a package and Bessie Is on the job. She is fairly certain that means either shrimp or liver for dinner, and she begs, loops the loop and rolls over and over to show her appreciation Rut one could talk about Bessie’s virtues for col umns and columns, and space Is “tight." So here this discourse must end. Oh. yes! Just one thing more. Bes sie soon expects to be the mother of from six to six hundred kittens! | POLICE FORCE RECRUITS URGED BY SULLIVAN Advantages of Steady Position, Medical Attention and Pension Held Up in Notice. ; Steady employment free medical at ' tention and liberal pension privileges are among the advantages pointed out by Maj. Daniel Sullivan, superin tendent of police. In an effort to ob , tain thirty-three members of the reg ular force and fourteen members of the street crossing force, forty-seven being the number of vacancies in the two branches of the service. In a message to members Os the force to Interest them in efforts to get the full quota of men. Maj. Sul livan stated; "If you know of a man whose char acter is beyond reproach; who Is be tween the ages of twenty-five and thirty-five; at least five feet, eight Inches in height and sound physic ally, and who desires steady, health ful employment In an Important and interesting branch of the public service, urge him to take the exam ination for appointment to the metro politan police force.” Maj. Sullivan set out In his message that the salary of a policeman during the probationary term of one year is $1,700. The second and third year it Is SI,BOO, and $1,900 after the third year. ■ Lone Palm M There will be placed on sale tomor row. continuing only for the time the IV/Vl limited quantity lasts—these three Lone jjrrjjr They are made from Florida Fruits, 4a||| grown, picked and preserved at the , Orange Marmalade —in the ' individual service size Orange Marmalade —-19- 40 c Mai RSOI oz. size—in glass jars These prices, as you will realize, are JiJpS’ §jlQci very considerably below regular —for f such standard quality—as the Lone M G. G. Cornwell & Son M 1415 H Street. , Phone Main 875. SJOO TO ATTEND SOCIAL CONFERENCE Each State, Territories and Foreign Nations Invited to Send Delegates. Invitations to appoint representa tives for the fiftieth anniversary meeting of the National Conference of Social Work were dispatched to day to governors of all states by Homer Folks, president of the conference, in preparation for the event, which will be held here from May 16 to 23. Eacli state Is expected to have a representative present to discuss re lationship between social work and public officials and government de partments. dealing with dependent wards of the state. This will Vie a main topic of discussion at the con vention Five thousand delegates from this country. Canada, Europe, j Cuba. Hawaii and the Philippines j are expected to attend. Prevention Among First Aims. Discussion of better methods for prevention of disease, dependency and and delinquency will be the major ob ject of the conference, in view of the fact that the number of dependent wards of tV e states has increased to a point where In many states ap proximately one-third of the state budget is expected on their care and maintenance The conference was formerly known as the National Conference of Char ities and Correction. It grew out of a meeting in 1874, when members of state boards of public charities of New York, Massachusetts, Connecti '■ cut and Wisconsin gathered to dls- I cuss problems of relief and correction. I Since 1874 these conferences have continued in unbroken annual se -1 qucnce. Special Tapirs on Program. Among special topics and chairmen appointed for their consideration are; Health, with Dr. Livingston Farrand. president of Cornell University, as the health chairman ; the home. Porter R. Lee, chairman ; law and government. Prof. Roscce Pound, dean of the Har vard Law School, chairman ; the church. Mrs. John M. Glenn, former president of the conference, chairman; industry, Rev. John A. Ryan. Catholic University, chairman; the school, Mrs. Helen T. Woolley, educator, of Detroit, chairman, and public opinion. Dr. John H. Finlev, associate editor of the New York Times, chairman. Each of these topics will be taken up in the order named on successive days from May 17 to May 23. inclusive, under the direction of those named. From the .7:30 Edition of Testerdsr's Stir. ‘HUMAN Flf PLUNGES TO DEATH IN THRONG By the ARsnoiated Press. NEW YORK, March 6.—Not more than SIOO and, according to one story, only SSO was the fee Harry Y. Young, a "human fly,” contracted to receive for the stunt which yesterday ended in his spectacular death when he fell when three-fourths up the front wall of the Hotel Martinique and crashed on the pavement below. The money was not paid in advance. Newspaper reporters and photog raphers in the big throng who saw the stunt man fall to his death dur ing the noon rush hour in one of the most congested shopping districts in the world—Greeley Square—-said to day that of the "human flies” they have seen work. Young worked the fastest. Though the walls were slippery be cause of the moisture-laden air. Young was creeping upward at a pace faster than a hod carrier em ploye going up a ladder. Young had nothing but three-inch spaces into which he stuck his toes and fingers. Comments of observers bore out re ports that he had a premonition be fore he started. Planned Feat at Niagara. Young apparently jumped at the chance to risk his life for a small sum. for his young widow, a twenty year-old bride of a few months, whose home was in Wilkesbarre. Pa., said he had not worked all winter. So needy was he for money that, she 'said, he was perfecting an unheard lof stunt, “upside down tight rope walking.” He planned to introduce it over Ni agara Fails. Workers Fall Eight Stories. LOS ANGELES. Calif., March 6 E. Goss and A. Polski. building clean ers. fell eight stories to the pave ment at sth street and Broadway last night. Goss escaped without in jury. Police surgeons said Polski probably would die. Goss’ fall was broken by an awning. Goss said it was his fifth fall and that in each of the four previous his fellow workman was killed. He | renewed his life Insurance two day? ago. INVADERS OCCUPY I TWO MORE JOWNS I IN RUHR ADVANCE I (Continued from Flrat PagO ■ | pie's party—"ln view of the fact that Germany surrendered and signed the armistice because she believed in Presi dent Wilson’s fourteen points it be hooved the United States now to see to it that France does not carry her present policy of armed force too far. We ask the United States to intervene so that treaties among the nations of the world will he sacred in the future and not violated os being without the slightest moral significance so long as a country has might on its side " Wonts President Harding to Act. Ernst Gothein of the democratic party ' —"lt is impossible now to tell Just how long the Ruhr occupation will last. , It may be months, perhaps more than a year, before the Ruhr struggle is de cided. Rut if the United States and Great Britain hope ever to get back a i cent of the money they loaned France it is to their interest to have the Ruhr Invasion cut short. We want Presi dent Harding to intervene, because he will then prevent another world war, which may be brought about by France’s , imperialism, which is now being shown in all its horrors in the Ruhr district.” , Time for IT. S. to Act. Paul Felischer, centrist —“The time has come for the United States to intervene. If Germany asks Wash ington to act in this direction it will not be because she hopes she will have the advantage in such inter vention. but because she wants Jus tice and peace. The whole world will applaud such an action by President I Harding." Fount Max von Westarp, German nationalist party—“ Germany has be come used to the idea of not expect ing help from the outside world, al though we believe that It is really the business of the United States and Great Britain to save Germany from being crushed completely. At this moment we realize that the time for outside intervention will come only after we ourselves have forced the invaders to leave the German soil.” FRENCH ENVELOP BRITISH. BY A. U, DECKER. By Cab.e to The Htar and Chicago Daily New*. Copyright, 1023. ESSEN", March 6—The French have advanced from Vohwlnkle rail road Junction and penetrated south around the British zone to Oreafrath j and Kronenberg and have reached i Wipperfurth. Thus they have al most enveloped the British forces in I Germany and have cut all the rail j lines leading from Cologne to unoc- ( cupied Germany. There is much speculation regard ing the reasons for the advance. Many think that the British are preparing to leave the Rhine and that the French are getting ready to occupy Cologne as soon as the British leave. It is con sidered significant that the British have suspended sick leave absences of soldiers and officers —something not done before in the three years of the occupation. The French have not entered Bar men or Elberfeld, important dye cities, but have cut them off from rail connection with unoccupied Germany. Without police Essen has become a mecca for Germany's thieves, and not a night passes without a daring hold-up or burglary. Bandits entered the finest cabaret in the city last night when night life was at its gayest. with champagne flowing, dancing and late dining. The in truders robbed the guests and cleaned out the checkroom before they were driven away by firemen, who are try ing to replace the police. Three of the bandits were captured. Several shops have been plundered by the toughs from the mining dis tricts and other hard characters from Hamburg Residents of Essen leave their money and watches at home, for the feeling of insecurity is general and few venture into the dark streets. The Berlin government has forbidden the replacing of the police disarmed and expelled by the French. Cases have been reported of French troops robbing pedestrians, and a French colonel has arrived to investi gate such complaints. DELAY DEBT MEETING. The meeting of the American debt commission, called for today, to put the British funding agreement into final form, was postponed to Friday. Inability of Secretary Mellon, the chairman, to attend, because of a trip 1 to New York, was the reason given i 1 for the change in plans. I : 1 It you understand what causes cal louses you will appreciate how quickly and effectively Wizard Lightfoot Arch Builders and Cal lous Relievers get rid of them. Callouses are formed by pressure from the lowered bone in the ball of the foot which has been forced out of normal position. Remove this pressure and the callous in stantly ceases to hurt and soon disappears. Special Foot Service AO This Week That you may have immediate and permanent relief from suffering feet, we want you to meet during this special foot relief period our foot relief expert who is trained in the Wzato Your stockinged feet will be examined without charge. You merely slip off your shoes just as you do in buying a new pair. The cause ei your foot trouble will be revealed and recom mendations will be made to provide instant and lasting relief. NOTE: See Full Page Ad in Saturday Evening Post of March I Family shoe storeij, JOS. STRASBURGER CO., Inc. £. I 310-12 Seventh St. Hi HOSE SLASHED IN U.S, PRINTING FIRE * Mystery Deepens With Probe and Evidences of Firebug. Loss Up to $16,500. Mystery surrounding the origin of the fire at the government printing office yesterday deepened today when it became known that officials of the 1 office found a hose line in the build ing had been cut. Inspector Grant, chief of detectives, stated today that his men are work ing on a number of clues, but noth ing has been developed yet that can be announced. Public Printer Carter also stated this morning that he is co-operating with the authorities in trying to get * to the bottom of the matter. Simultaneous Discoveries. Aside from the finding of the cu’ hose, suspicion is believed to be based on the fact that fire was dis covered almost simultaneously on the second and third floors of the docu ment annex, with apparently no con nection between the two sources. The floors of this annex building are of hollow-tile fireproof construction. 1 At Ross for Motive. i An official of the fire marshal’s of fice estimated this afternoon that damage to the stock of federal pub lications stored in the building might run as high as $15,000, while the damage to the structure was confined to $1,500. Although the police have been re ( quested to join in the probe, one fire official said this afternoon that there is no apparent motive that would prompt any one to set fire to ihj building. Electrician Is Overcome. George Reynolds, an electrician in | the printing office, was overcome by smoke and had to be taken from the building. He stuck to his post when I the blaze was discovered and assisted firemen under Battalion Chief Gill to haul the first hose line to the burning part of the building. ' The annex in which the fire occurred is a seven-story brick struc ture, filled with important congres sional and departmental documents. POST-GRADUATE DENTAL CLINIC TO BE CONDUCTED Most Advanced Methods of Surgery Will Be Demonstrated to Mem bers of Profession. A post-graduate dental clinic, for the purpose of keeping local dentists up to the mark in latest and most ad vanced methods of dental surgery, will be conducted under the of the District of Columbia Dental Society at the Raleigh Hotel tomor row, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.in. .to 5 p.rn. Dr. Charles R. Shelton, as chair man of the clinic committee, is in charge of arrangements. In attend ance at the clinic will be Dr. V. J Lohr of this city. Dr. W. E. Cummer’ of Toronto. Dr. A. L. Le Gro of De troit and Dr. C. O. Simpson of St. Louis. All ethical dentists of Wash ington have been extended invita tions to be present. A lecture will be given tonight a; 8 o’clock in the Medical Science building by Dr. LeOro. who will out line some of the most recent dis coveries in treating teeth. Thursday night at 8 o'clock L. M Barker. M. D., of Johns Hopkins Uni versify, will deliver an address on ■’Co-operation Between Physicians and Dentists,” to which all local physicians as well as ethical dentists’ are' invited.