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140 D. C. MOTHERS NOW NEEDPENSiON Survey m D. C. by Council of Social Agencies Reveals Urgent Cases. 390 DEPENDENTS NOTED Organization Opposes Method of Raising of Welfare Funds on * So-Called Percentage Basis. More than 140 mothers in the Dis trict of Columbia are In need of mothers' pensions, according to a survey presented to the Council of Social Agencies at a meeting held yesterday afternoon at the Haleigh Hotel. These mothers have 390 children dependent upon them, Mrs. Walter S. Ufford. chairman of the family com mittee of the council, declared, in her report. The report was not complete, and It Is felt that the number of mothers in need is larger than the survey showed. An advisory council of business men, to co-operate with the Council I * f Social Agencies, is in process of I formation under the leadership of j Corcoran Thom, it was reported. Disapproves Fund-liaising Method. The council disapproved the raising es money for welfare work in the Diatrict on the so-called ••percent age" basis. The resolution, as adopt ed, will be separately considered by the member agencies of tne coun cil. and action reported back to the counotl at the next meeting. Sending out of tickets for affairs, and ask ing the persons who receive them to aend a check, or return the tickets, was held "open to question.” Ernest P. Blcknell, vice chairman of the American Red Cross, spoke in favor of centralization of funds in charity work in a great city, and de clared that he believed that Wash ington would ultimately have some form of the "community chest.” Instance Is Cited. The sentiment of the members pres ent was much against the raising of charity funds by the percentage basis. One member told of one wom an who offered to raise the funds for an institution on the fifty-fifty basis: that is. the woman wanted half of all the money she might raise. Mrs. Whitman Cross, chairman of the children’s committee, reported that two subcommittees had been formed in her committee, one on the day nursery and another to consider i he children's homes. The Gentlewomen's League was elected as a member of the Council of Social Agencies. N'ewbold Noyes, vice president of the council, presided in the absence of Miss Mary Gwynn. president. HAYNES PLYS NEW DRY WAR WEAPON fContinued from First Page.) he found as a result of hie cross country observations, that the nation is accepting prohibition with a better grace ••I'ndoubtedly.” he replied. "Broadly speaking, there are only two really bad spots left on the enforcement map—New York and New Jersey. Jjo cal conditions, not easily remediable, are responsible for that. Pennsylvania used to be a tough proposition, but with the inauguration of a governor determined to stamp out bootlegging, the Keystone is destined to be come a banner prohibition common wealth.” "Why are you 'concentrating on State legislatures?” the writer quer ied. Concentration of Effort. "Because.” said Mr. Haynes, "the second section of the eighteenth amendment provides that 'the Con gress and the several states shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.' Today only two states. Massachusetts and Rhode Island, are without local enforcement codes. But even In states which have domestic prohibi tion laws I have found It useful to urge legislators to be unremitting in seeing that they are enforced. Al ways I use the law observance ar gument. There’s nothing hectoring in asking an American citizen to re member his loyalty to the statutes under w'hlch he lives and thrives.” Mr. Haynes is persuaded that law observance will be among the fore most issues, If not the paramount Is sue, around which the 1924 presiden tial and congressional campaigns will be waged. He appears to be confident that whichever party espouses pro hibition enforcement—enforcement of the existing statutes—will win the day. The commissioner ha* had the experience 4f nearly all observers. He finds the bigger urban communities inclined to be wet, but notes that the vastly more populous smaller communities and rural districts are overwhelmingly and Incorrigibly dry. They may be depended on. Mr. Haynes thinks, to vote that way in 1924. Spirit of Co-Operation. "The prohibition unit's primary aim In* 1923.” he said, "is to inculcate a sturdy law-observance and law-en forcement spirit in municipal, county and state officials throughout the country. Tt Is the plain intent of the eighteenth amendment that there should be that sort of co-operation between them and the federal au thorities. If the reactions I experi ence are any criterion, local author ities are going to have public opin ion behind them in an ever-increas ing degree. The things men tell me when I'm among them point to that. The letters that reach me long after I get back to Washington reaffirm It.” Commissioner Haynes from time to time receives striking proofs from abroad that America's experiment in prohibition is attracting world-wide attention. If it succeeds there is little doubt Uncle Sam’s example In clambering onto the water wagon will prove contagious. Australia is watching us with special interest. Many European countries have their eyes riveted In our direction. Drink Is. In most foreign countries, the one principal branch in which the world war failed to produce drastic re trenchment. Great Britain has stop ped spending in a host of directions, hut drank up 11.900.000.000 in 1922. Europe will probably never go dry, as we did. on moral grounds, but economic necessity is expected to compel her to do so sooner or later. HUSBAND ASKS DETAILS. lays Wife’s Charge? Too General to Be Answered. Claiming that his wife's charges are too sweeping, Granville C. Brad ford, real estate operator, today ask ed the District Supreme Court to require Mrs. Betty Birch Brad ford to be more specific. He wishes to know the "when, why and where”, of the allegations made In her blit of complr.lnt. Bradford declares he cannot tell whether his Wife's peti tion is based on cruelty, drunkenness or desertion. The husband also ob jects to certain statements in the wife's petition which he characterises as immaterial and asks the court to strike them from the record. He 1« represented by Attorney P. B. More houve. Vast Gold Hoard Os Boer Leader Reported Found By the Aseovitted Pres*. LONDON. March 13. South Africa la excited over the reported discovery In the Pletereburg dis trict of a vast sum of gold which Paul Kruger, late president of the Transvaal. Is said to have buried In the course of his flight to Delagoa bay and Europe about twenty years ago to escape cap ture by the British. The Johannesburg correspond ent of the Times who sends the story, says that gold bars and coins, comprising part of the for tune of Kruger, have been recov ered and that the police have gone to investigate. The legend of "the Kruger millions” was once a favorite topic of discussion here ami In South Africa, but It has been almost forgotten in recent years. Recovery of the fabled fortune of Paul Kruger, who left an estate valued at $3,750,000. has been the goal of. adventurers and commer cial syndicates for some time. More than 13.000,000 in gold, rep resenting the bulk of Kruger's money, was cemented In the hold of the hark Dorothea, which sank on Tenedos reef off the Zululand coast about twenty yearn ago. This money, which has never been recovered, so far as is known, Is said to have been shipped by Kruger previous to 1904. STORM DEAD', 40; DAMAGE MILLIONS IN MIDDLE WEST tContinued from First. Page.) reported to have bsen injured and es timates of loss caused by property damage over a wide ares close to the million dollar mark stood today as the toll of the violent wind storm which swept Kentucky Sunday night and early Monday. Death rode the gale at widely sepe rated points. Reports reaching Louisville over partially paralyzed .wires told of the death of a family of three when a Logan county home was demolished. The victims tentatively were Identi fied as Air. and Mrs. Raymond Stahl and their young son. Three Killed to Farm House, Three persons, William Hall, thirty eight, his four-year-old daughter. Catherine, and the Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Logan Griffith, were killed when the wind lifted the Hall farm house. in Madison county, carried tt fifty yards and splintered it around its thirteen occupants. Two persons were injured seriously at this place. Two women. Mrs. L, C. Dossy, thirty-one, and Mrs. Margaret Cox, tlfiy-one. were killed In Edmonson county. Mrs. Dosiy'a husband probably was injured fatally. The roof was biown from the high school at South Portsmouth. Ky, falling In the schoolyard and killing Dennis Boggs, nine. Five school chil dren were Injured, two seriously. Wire Service Cut Off. Property damage resulted from damaged buildings, shattered display windows and leveled smokestacks In towns and in rural districts from razed dwellings and farm buildings, felled trees and live stock killed by falling timbers. Telephone and telegraph service over a wide area In western Ken tucky was paralyzed by prostrated lines, and Owensboro and Paducah were cut olf from Louisville until late Monday. "Federal Hill.” near Bardstown. where Stephen Collins Foster wrote "My Old Kentucky Home,” was partly 1 unroofed and otherwise damaged. Reports of unusual accidents and narrow escapes followed close on those of death and destruction. Wind Rolls Auto Into Stream. In Graves county members of an automobile party escaped with drenched clothing after they were thrown into a swollen stream when wind overturned their machine. A house in Nelson countv was reported to have been lifted from its flooring and carried by the wind to a point nearly a quarter of a mil* away, l leaving the occupants protected only by their night clothes against the accompanying rain. HEAVY DAMAGE IN OHIO. Wind Blows Child to Death Under Street Car. COLUMBUS. Ohio, March 13.—Scores of Ohio's communities today were re covering from the high wind storm of yesterday which took a toll of two lives and did property damage esti mated at thousands of dollars. Many persons were injured, a few seriously. At Steubenville James Baker, four years old, was swept from the aide walk Into the street and under the wheels of a passing street car. He was decapitated. Ira Matthewson. the other victim, was killed at Mas sillon. Communication and power trans mission lines were crippled and buildings unroofed in practically all sections of the state. Trees and poles were blown down. Interurban cara In many Instances were delayed for hours. PUBLIC UTILITIES HIT. Suffer Heavy Damage as Storm Sweeps Michigan. DETROIT. Mich.. March 13.—Public utilities companies were the heaviest losers in Michigan through the storm that swept over the state Sunday night and Monday, according to re ports reaching here over crippled wires today. In some districts small buildings were damaged, but there apparently was no lots of life. Grand Rapids wire companies re ported damage In western Michigan would amount to nearly $1,000,000. The storm In the central part of the elate was severe also and Baginaw estimates damage at $500,000. Detroit escaped the brunt of the hurricane. Tw* Flikeraea Believed Last. ELIZABETH CITY. N. C., March 13.—James L. Twlford. forty, and Barney C. Burrus. twenty-eight, Hyde countv fishermen, are believed to have been lost during the seventy mile gale that swept Pamlico sound on March 6, according to word re ceived here today from the sound. A sunken boat believed to be theira was found, but there waa no trace of the bodies. POISON RICE TOLL, 22. By the Associated Press, death Hat at twenty-two among the ports today from Hangchow, capital of the province of Chekiang, placed the death list at twenty two among the scores poisoned at a supper there last Saturday of the First Provincial Nor mal School. The recovery of fifteen others was held doubtful. Analysis revealed that poisened rice had been eerved, but whether by acci dent or design was not disclosed. Five cooks were Imprisoned pending the outcome of an inquiry. Medical aid was sent from Shanghai. Eartlsr dispatches said that SSO persons, In cluding students and teaohere, had beasewtrteksa with 1 Usees. THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, mAkCH. 13, 1923. SWAM ASKS JURY IN DRY CASE Pleads Not Guilty, Following Alleged Seizures, and $1,500 Bond Is Given. William Edward Swalnson of the Chateau Thierry apartments, whose suites there, 805 and 806. yielded ap proximately SIO,OOO worth of choice whiskies and liquors In a recent raid, according to the police, was arraigned in the United States branch of the Police Court this morning. He pleaded not guilty on charges of violations of the national prohibition law and demanded a jury trial. Judge McMahon fixed bond at $1,500. which was furnished. Lieut. Davis said this morning that among evidence taken from Swalnson's apartments Is a long list of local men believed to be patrons. The liquor was characterized as the finest assort ment seized in the District since the' prohibition law went into effect. The property, according to the police, Included benedlctlne, creme de monthe. Scotch, rye and champagne. Among the other beverages were ten cases of Bacardi rum. the bottles of which bore the mark of seized evi dence of New York state. . Kcache Pleads Not Guilty. Edward Hoache. charged with sale and possession of v-hlsky in violation of the national prohibition law, also was arraigned. He pleaded not guilty and demanded trial by jury. Bond was fixed at $1,500, which was provided. Hoache was a dancing master with a large patronage and an amateur pugilist of more than local fame. For years before the prohibition laws went into effect he I operated a saloon and restaurant at 16th and H streets northeast. The charge against Roache was selling com whisky from his residence.. Only a small quantity waa taken In the raid on his home. SPECIAL SENATE SESSION TO REVISE RULES ADVOCATED iContinued from First Page.) _ of the minority they are used by the minority to defeat the will of the ma jority. to discredit legislation and to play petty partisan politics. Worse still, the Senate is being discredited with the people by the action of the few. The very structure of the gov ernment of the fathers is being under mined. The time has come, it seems to me. when we must change the rules of the Senate or the people will change the Senate. Extra Session Wise. “I thought It would be wise for the President to call the Senate In extra session for the Sole purpose of revis ing its rules, so that it can transact business, and I urged him to do so. but he did not deem It best to do it. With no other questions to take up. with the eyes of the people centered upon us and with a strong desire to get away on our vacation there would have been hope of speedy action. It will be hard to do it In a regular ses sion, with all sorts of questions press ing. It may be that those of us who think a change should be made will have to use the rules at the beginning of the next session In a heroic way to correct some of the most glaring evils. "Only three or four changes are really needed. No dilatory motion should be confined to the question at Issue. Both of these matters can well be left to the president of the Senate, subject to an appeal to be passed upon without debate. We have been following a form of unanimous con sent agreement when It could be f reached that should be embodied in a rule, the substance of which would he that after a bill has been the un finished business for a certain num ber of days speeches on the bill and amendments would be limited in num ber and length. With these changes the will of the majority could be car ried out. full and ample debate would be had and the Senate would be the really great deliberate body it was in tended to be. Filibuster Not His Reason. "No, the filibuster on the shipping bill ha* had nothing to do with my reaching this conclusion. It has sim ply confirmed the opinion I reached some time ago because of what had taken place In the Senate during the la«t two years. In December last I Introduced a resolution to create a special committee to study the rules and propose changes. Its considera tion was objected to, and it went to the committee on rules. The chair man of that committee has sought to get some action by his committee, but has been unable to do so. Be fore this I had offered an amendment to the rules limiting debate on ap propriation bill* "Borne senators seem to have ac cepted the self-imposed task of turn ing everything to party advantage and to minimise and discredit the work of the majority. In the hope of catching any popular sentiment any where and among any of our people. All this is encouraged under our rules. It may not be done away with by the changes suggested, but the will of the majority anyway can be clearly expressed. “These changes are not suggested in the interest of any party. The republicans are in control now. The democrats profess to think they will get control In the next election. I ao not thing so. but if they should their majority then would be at the mercy of two or three of us and the waste of time playing petty poli tics would go on. Both parties should seek such changes In the rules as will promote good legislation and restore the Senate in the good opin ion of the people.” 16mmBUS LINE EXTENSION REQUESTED Capital Traction Company, at Hearing, Expresses Willingness to Give Necessary Service. The Cepital Traction Company Is willing to extend Ite new 16th street bus line as far north of Montague street as the Utilities Commission deems necessary, John H. Hanna, vice president, told the commission at a hearing today. The commission a few weeks ago ordered the company to establish a bus line from the end of the car tracks at 14th and Kennedy streets west to 16th street, north to Montague street, east to 14th street and back to Kennedy street. ,_ . , . Another hearing was held today be cause the Sixteenth Street Heights and the Sixteenth Street Highlands Citizens' associations regarded the bus route as too short to be of any practical eervice. W. N. Holmes, spokesman for Six teenth Street Heights, told the com mission today the busses should run as far as Holly-street, thereby serving Walter Reed Hospital, the new Rock Creek golf course and scores of new property owners. John D. Rhodes, appearing for the Sixteenth Street Highlands, joined in the request that the busses go beyond Montague street. Mr. Hanna then stated that the Capital Traction .Com pany, realising the need for some serv ice in that vicinity, is ready to' run the busses to whatever point the «om> mission deems-edvtsabl* TRUCK LOADS OF CONFISCATED LIQUOR. DESTROYED TODAY. ATTRACT LARGE CROWD '’Vr/ v-'.-’:V; I "‘ ' Seme at prohibition utorehoone. 1410 Pennsylvania avenue, when intoxicants seized la recent raids were pot aboard bl( motor vaaa to be emptied Into the Polomar river. “Poor Fishes” of Potomac Revel In Rum as 500 Gallons Flow Who said “Poor fishes”? Whether if was in consideration of the short life the finned Inhabitants of the Potomac are accustomed to during Lent or just a scheme of the local fish dealers to raise their prices. 500 gallons of the finest and worst liquors were destroyed by the pro hibition agents today in the muddy waters of the Potomac river, just a stone's throw or. a* in the case today, a bottle's throw, from the Lincoln Memorial. Mebring Is Celebrant. Frank A. Sebrlng, clerk of the Po lice Court, officiated at the obsequies, and Prohibition Agents Charles Wil liams. Ralph Ruby, George Fowler, jr,. and several colored laborers of the prohibition office acted as both hono rary and actlve'pallbearers. A crowd of curious sympathizers made up the mourners. The order for the destruction of the liquor was signed last week by Judge John P. McMahon. Police Court magistrate. All the liquon that was O’RYAN’S FIRST AIM TD HELP VETERANS iContinued from First Page ) | tions as discovered by the investi- j gators would be given to the public In order that the American people mav know what is being done by the’ Veterans' Bureau, "both favor- . able and unfavorable.' The limitations of appropriations, available for the investigators. $20,000. | it was said by Gen. O'Ryan, would ; necessarily place a limit on the size of the personnel of his foroe. With the assistance, however, of part of the Veterans' Bureau outfit, the ta?k. he thought, could be thoroughly ac complished. Efficient Staff Sought. Among the members of Gen. O'Ryan's staff, outside of any government as sistance which he may receive, there probably will be, the general indicated, one medical man of such high stand ing and integrity as to give, his opin ions strong appeal to the public; at least one. and. perhaps more, legal ad visers. and a number of reliable inves tigators, who will be able to "get to the meat of the matter in short or der.” A very fortunate feature of the whelp situation was said by Gen. O’Ryan to be the fact that the di rector. Gen. Hines, was not being in vestigated. “This relieves the situa tion.” said Gen. O'Ryan, "of what otherwise might have been a real em barrassment. Gen. Hines' past can not be affected by this investigation.” Ha* No Opinions. The counsel for the Senate commit tee indicated that he w as entering the investigation “without any precon ceived notions." He said that his only experience with the disabled soldier had been with those of his own divi sion. the 27th. This, he thought, would be of help. There will be developed in the progress of the work how much jus tification there Is in certain rumors, which have been floating about the country concerning the disabled vet eran. There was no doubt in the mind* of any one, Gen. O'Ryan said, that there did exist a certain type which could bo called the “grouch class,” which no one could satlsfv. This element of discontent, he indi cated. was to be found in any organ ization. even In small companies, and he was of the opinion that perhaps some of the criticism of the Veterans' Bureau emanated from such a source. Headquarter* I* New York. As a preliminary step. Oen. O’Ryan has been busily engaged in what he calls "getting atmosphere” on the situation. He said he had conferred with a number of persons in New York, particularly, who have been connected with the work of the past. Cornelius Wickersham, who was counsel to a previous Senate com mittee looking Into soldier affairs, was one of those with whom Oen. O'Ryan conferred. When he completes his personnel organization and gets the machinery to running. Gen. O’Ryan probably will spend much of his time In New York, where headquarters will be at his of fices. His Washington headquarters will be at the Senate committee room the Senate office building. Efforts will be made by Gen. Hines, the director of the bureau, not only to co-operate with the investigation, it was said, but also to remedy defects in the organization as they are un covered. or, if possible, even before the investigators reach them. Gen. Hines said he hoped he could “keep two or three steps ahead of the committee. But In this connection, he indicated, he would endeavor to cvoid any du plication of effort which would In crease the cost to the public. Hines Cats Red Tape. Already Oen. Hines has taken steps to shorten the procedure of getting relief to veterans. He said he had ordered a report on the present methods employed. and *°* '*l*l arcs tions as to how short cuts inight b« accomplished without changing tl Gen* S O'Ryan and his investigators probably will make some trips Into the field for Inspection of hospitals and plants, but hoped they may be able to count upon some of the bureau personnel in some investigations. Capt. MeCfintock. secretary of the Senate committee, who was also pres ent this morning at the conference at the Veterans' Bureau, indicated that the Senate committee itself planned to make a considerable number ts U | spection trips destroyed and thrown into the river bad been stored previously In the warehouse of the Treasury Depart ment, on Pennsylvania avenue. The liquor represented some of the evi dence and supply seized in raids dur ing the past three years and in which cases convictions were made. Left Trail of Hum. The 500 gallons were piled high in a large truck about 11 o’clock and were brought up to the street level by a small freight elevator. Several tin containers began to leak as they were piled up on top of one another, making quite an alcoholic almosphere The truck as it made Its way up Pennsylvania avenue left a trail of corn, gin and numerous other kinds of alcoholic beverages. No one, how ever, was seen trying to scoop any of it up for word had gone around that most of the consignment was unfit to drink. The liquor was mostly corn and gin. although there were severe! kegs of red wine. Included, also, were cases of rye, Scotch, mash, beer and, in a few instances, some rare old vintages. ARREST OF IRISH NIPS HUGEPLOT 1 1 'ont i nued from First Page.) the communists and aiming ultimate ly at overthrow of the crown as well as of the free state. THREE REBELS EXECUTED. Irregulars Raiding Bank and Free State Force Die. By the Associated Tress. DUBLIN. March 13.—Michael Creevy and Henry Keenan, republicans, were executed today. They were arrested after a raid on a bank at Oldcastle and were convicted of possessing arms, as well as a large sum of money. Creevy was a leader of the irregulars. James O Rourke was executed this morning after conviction of taking part in an attack on national array troops in a Dublin hotel last month. The Free State government has Issued the names of the prisoners taken in the week end raids in Eng land and Scotland, and brought here on British warships The wrisoners, who were taken into military custody on their arrival at the North Wall, are declared by the government to have been engaged In a conspiracy to supply the Irish ir regulars with war materials and thus support the rebel campaign of destruc tion. Among the names on the list was that of Charles Diamond, proprietor of the London Catholic Herald, who in 1920 was found guilty of urging the assassination of Field Marshal French, then lord lieutenant and governor general of Ireland He was then sentenced to six months Imprison ment. HEAXY IS EXECUTED. By the Associated Tress CORK. March 13.—William Healy was executed here this morning by the Free State authorities. He was ar rested while In the possession of arms during the recent attack on a house in Blarney street, when an at tempt was made to burn the home of, Mrs. Powell, sister of the late Michael Collins. James Tarle. Patrick Hogan and John Creerve were also executed for possession of arms. They were arrest ed In County Wexford. WALES AGAIN THROWN WHILE RIDING IN RACE By the Associated preaa. TETBURY, March 13—The Prince of Wales had another fall from his horse while riding In the Beaufort point-to-point races near here, but is reported to have escaped Injury. Wales was slightly Injured while out with the Badmlngton hunt near Malmesbury last October, sprained his ankle in a fall from his horse on a slippery road on November 3, was again thrown, but uninjured, early in December, and last month was limp ing about due to an accident while fox hunting. On each occasion his lucky star ap parently saved him from what might easily have been grave injury. Unde terred by these accidents, however, he persists in competing in races and riding to hounds. ARCHITECT FOR LIBRARY. —.—— Edward L. Tilton of New York to , Flan Mt. Pleasant Branch. Edward 1* Tilton, well known architect of’ New York, was selected by the District Commissioners today tb‘ design' the new Mount Pleasant branch of the Public Library. The new appropriation act carried $25,000 to buy land for the building knd authorized the Commissioners t 6. Ac cept not lew Jharf SIOO,OOO from the Carnefcla QoffcoraAion of Nevr Tifrk f6h It* erection; Mr. Tilton’ also , designed tie nbw southeast branch of tha Public Library. THEATER IN DARK DUETODISPUTE Clash Between Manager Mc- Garry and Actor Harris Halts Billed Play. The Shubert-Garrick Theater, dark last night, will he dark tonight, prob ably opening on Wednesday, surely on Thursday, following a misunderstand ing between Manager Garry McGarry of the Garrick Players and Mitchell Harris, who was billed to play the leading juvenile role in "Three Wise Fools.” Charges ami counter charges be tween the actor and manager flew thick and fast last night and today, with the net result that Manager Me- Garry announced this morning he j would consider Harris as a “de serter” from the cast; had engaged another to take the juvenile role and would proceed with the show Wed nesday night at least Claims by Harris. On the other hand. Harris claiYns that his failure to act with the com pany last night was due to Manager McGarry's breaking his contract in the payment of salary. Mr. Harris further claimed that he had this morning received authority from the Actors’ Equity Association of New York to withdraw from the cast with five members, to New York.' Manager McGarry declared that Harris had begged off from the per formance Monday night, claiming he had .to .go 10 New Y*ork to answer divorce proceedings Manager Mc- Garry furthermore charged that Har ris did not know his lines and was unready to appear with the cast. Tom Wise, veteran of the stage, who is slated for the star role, joined the manager in the charge that Harris was not ready with his lines. Harris, on the other hand, declared that the manager had failed to pay salaries to the cast on Saturday night, according to the contract, and had thereby broken his contract. Wlrfi Are Kept Hot. The telephone wires between Wash ington and New York to the office of the Actors' Equity Association were kept hot last night and today by both sides of the misunderstanding. It was indicated that the association might send an investigator from New York to look into the Washington sit uation at the Shubert-Garrick. The first-night audience appearing last night at the Shubert-Garrick was met at the box office with the an nouncement that the House was dark because the leading man had to go to New York to answer divorce proceed ings. PARTY PAYS RESPECTS TO PRESIDENT OF PANAMA COLON, March 13.—The United Slates delegation to the pan-American confer ence at Santiago. Chile, which arrived here yesterday, will call on President Porras today. The delegates, who left New Y'ork on March 6, met each day aboard the Santa Teresa to consider the subjects on the conference agenda. Henry P. Fletcher, chairman of the delegation, said he was well pleased with these preliminary meetings. TO GET PERMITS BACK. Here is a ray of hope for the scores of automobile owners whose permits to drive have been revoked by the commissioners within the last year for violations of the regulations. Commissioner Oyster announced to dav that he is considering recom mending to his colleagues that a number of revoked permits be re stored in the near future. The commissioner indicated that moat of the permits restored would be ones that have been withheld for six months or more and that the most deserving cases would be given first consideration for clemency. PLAN FOR SHAD BAKE. ' Plans are already under way for the annual shad bake of the Washington Board of Trade, which will probably be held at Chesapeake Beach during the latter part of May; President Ed ward F. Colladay has announced the 192 S shad-bake committee which will be In charge of the affair. The personnel of the committee fol lows: L. Pierce Boteler, chairman; Harry Allmon. T. Brooke Amiss, jr.; .lohn T Bardroff. Edwin C. Branden burg. Thomas Bradley, Joseph A. Burkart, Thomas H. Burr, John R. Casper. Herman F. Carl, Arthur Carr, John M. Cherry, William Clabaugh, Warren Cochran, Edward F. Colladay. Richard L. Conner, L. Lee Combs, W. Porter Cox, Charles F. Crane, J. Harry Cunningham, Samuel ML Dar ragh. Clarence F. Donohue. Oeorge M. Fisher, George B. Farquhar, R. K. Ferguson. Dr. Prank E. Oibfcon, Mur ray L. Gifford, Edwin C Graham, Walter H. Klopfer, Ernest J. Lee snitzer, George IT. Macdonald Luther W. Lfnkins. James B.'LOcraft. John T. Meany. George Milter. Charles W. Morris. Edward J. Murphy, Charles H.‘Pasdoe. Charles W. Pimper, Sam uel ‘J. Prescott. Oeorge Plitt. L, L. Reeves, Dr. Joseph Rogers, Carl J. Quentell, Odell S,", Smith, Frank R. •Strunk 1 J Walter Thompson, Max WaTten, Charles J. Waters; R. N. Wills. Franci* Rr Waller. Frad J. Whit* Germans Begin Effort to Reach . Private Funds BY GEOnRE WITTE. Bf VfiTtlmt to The BUr tad Chicago Otlly Now a copyright. I*3B. BERLIN. March 13.—The Ger man government has begun its ef fort to reach the hidden gold and dollar treasuries of the common people. With Its issue of • per cent, non-taxable treasury bonds In dollar denominations It was confident that It would get at least *20,000.000 or *30,000.000 worth of gilt-edged securities which until now have been so securely hidden as to escape the Income tax col lector. Subscription books for the new loan will remain open for twelve days. In Its newspaper advertise ments the Uelohsbank emphasises the point that dollars, English pounds. Japanese yen and almost every other kind of foreign money will be accepted, but that German marks will not be taken. This stipulation ehows that the gov ernment is after the foreign money. The *50.000.000 which the gov ernment is trying to raise will be used to stabilize the German paper mark. u. s. sQlauhnds WORK MESS Ninety-Six Applicants Obtain Employment Yesterday, 22 in Skilled Class. More persons were placed in em ployment yesterday by the Washing ton bureau of the United States Em ployment Sesvlce than In any week during January and up to the middle of February, according to Miss Kath erine Smith, director of the local of fice. Ninety-six applicants were placed in jobs by the office yesterday, of whom 22 were skilled workers in some trade or profession. Review of Situation. Outside the clerical field. Miss Smith said today, there Is practically a job open for every man or woman who wants to work. With the office be sieged with calls for skilled workers in the trades and a waiting list of employers for competent tradesmen, every so-called “white collar" worker who wants to earn his daily bread by the sweat of his brow can find employment if he has the courage and strength to do manual work. The 1 Washington office has a standing or j der from the Baltimore and Ohio I railroad for unskilled labor, and i every morning a few workmen are ! sent tn the Maryland and Pennsyl vania yards of the railroad to work in the yards or as track men. Many Applicants Unskilled. Many of the applicants who come to the local office seeking jobs. Miss Smith says, are unskilled in the par ticular line they wish to enter and will not take work of a more menial nature. The number of "floaters'’ in Washington has decreased since the middle of winter, the director added. AIULOON LEAGUE MUST FILE EXPENSES New York Court Rules Organiza tion Is Political and Comes Under Elections Law. Bt th» Associated Press. ALBANY. N. T . March 13 —The Anti-Saloon League of New York must file statements of expenditures In connection with political campaigns, according to a decision handed down today by Supreme Court Justice Ellis J. Staley. The order was granted upon the application of a group of residents of Troy, who contended that the Anti- Saloon League was a political organi zation and should be compelled to comply with the provisions of the elections law. which require that statements of campaign expenditures be filed with the secretary of state. Anderson In Silent. NEW YORK. March 13.—William H. Anderson, state superintendent of the Anil-Saloon League, today declined to comment on the decision of Supreme Court Justice Staley at Albany that the Anti-Saloon League must file statements of expenditures In connec tion with political campaigns. $9,000,000 RUSS AID FROM HEBREWS IN U.S. Report Shows $6,700,000 of Con tributions Were for Non- Sectarian Purposes. NEW TORK, March 13—More than $5,700,000 has been contributed by American Jews toward non-sectarian relief in Russia, and a further $3,300,- 000. mostly for their own people, through the American Relief Admin istration during the year 1922. accord ing to a report of the American Jew ish joint distribution committee. The report was made by Felix M. Warburg. James N. Rosenberg and Lewis L. Strauss, the three repre sentatives of the committee who in August, 1921, concluded the agree ment on the combined work in Rus sia with Secretary Hoover, chairman of the American Relief Administra tion. About $4,000,000 of the $5,700,000 was .directly contributed toward Rus sian relief from the organisation’s own funds, while the remainder was made up of the 25 per cent deducted bv the American Relief Administra tion for general relief from approx imately $7,000,000 in food packages sent by American Jews to Russia. Most of the funds expended by the American Jewish Joint distribution committee, according to the report, are now being used for construction rather than for relief, such as fur nishing farmers with feed, cattle and implements and providing capital to numerous small co-operative loan banks. The total amount contributed by the committee from its own funds during the past year for relief w-ork In Russia was $7,500,000. To Keep Up With the News —buy THE 5:30 EDITION OF THE EVENING STAR on you*; way home. It will give you the very latest news from all over the world —accurate and reliable —and also the financial resume and sports finals, together with the courts’ program for to morrow. For sale by newsboys and newsdealers throughout the city. HUGE COKE PUNT SEIZEOBYFRENCH Engineers Begin Task of Exacting Coal Reparations From Industrials. BUER OFFICIALS HELD French Threaten to Shoot Burgo ma*ter if More Soldiers Are Amhnshed. By the Associated Prew. ESSEN, March 13.—The civil mis sion of engineers headed by M. Coste, French Inspector general of mines, which came Into the Ruhr to exart coal reparations from the Industrial-, ists, has begun realization of Its plans. A party of engineers, escorted by a battalion of French Infantry seized today the state coke plant near Weaterhold with 1,000 tons of coke on hand. Fifty Polish and German workers In the employ of the French imme diately began loading freight cars with the coke under protection of the soldiers. The French announced that they expected within a few days to send at least one train load of coke daily to France. Strikers Return to Work. About 2,000 men are employed at this plant. They went on strike when the engineers arrived, but later re turned to work. One of the national ist leaders urged the men to go on strike indefinitely. Another detachment of engineers, also escorted by Infantry. Inspected the Thyssen works at Duisburg today. The nationalist leaders In this case also urged the several thousand miners at the plant to strike. The miners finally agreed, but they demanded two months T wages In ad vance, which the directors of the plant refused to give them. After the departure of the engineers the men returned to work. The Inspection of the Thyssen plant by M. Coate's engineers was to deter mine the output of the works and learn the details of their operation. FOUR HELD AS HOSTAGES. Face Firing 1 Squad if More Soldiers Are Shot. By tlie Atiociated Press ESSEX. March 13. The German population of the Recklinghausen dis trict has been warned by Gen. Laignelot. commanding tho district. It was announced today, that in the event any further French troops are assassinated or ambushed the burgo master of Buer, who is held as a hostage, together with four other town officials, wil be shot at once as a measure of retaliation. Two French officials were assassi nated at Buer, in the Recklinghausen district. Saturday nlght- This warning accompanied a gen era! announcement that the French military authorities, because of the increase in acts of violence and in sabotage in various parts of the Ruhr, would take the severest meas ures to stop these attacks. Quirt Prevails lu Buer. Quiet now prevails in Buer afie the assassination of the two French officials and the subsequent shoot ings during which seven Germans were killed. German newspaper reports that the German officials have evidence that the French victims were shot by French chasseurs are denied by th» French authorities. The French say they have in their possession a re volver of the type carried by the Ger man security police, found near the scene of the shooting. They contend that their reports tend to show the two Germans who were shot while trying to escape from arrest in Buer were the assassins of the French offi cials. Railroad Sections Dynamited. Two sections of railroad in the Essen region are reported to have been blown up by dynamite over night. One of these was near Hugel. which Is the Krupp passenger station, close by the Krupp villa at Huge! The other stretch was along the main line of the railroad between Essen and Duesseldorf, near Wet-den. This part of the line is being operated by French civilian railroad men. Various acts of sabotage are being reported dally, and in many recent cases the work of destruction along the railroad and at the bridges was accomplished by means of dynamite or other high explosives. Tt is an nounced in this connection that, owing to the increased use of explosives for such acts, the French are considering holding burgomasters and other town officials as hostages, and are evsn planning to compel these officials to ride on the locomotives in the danger zone. CUT IN RENT OPPOSED, SLASH MADE GREATER Owner of Susquehanna Appeals When Rate Is Reduced to SSO. $5 More Lopped Off. A still further reduction was marie in the rents of twelve apartments In the Susquehanna. 1430 W street northwest, yesterday, when the Rent Commission reconsidered the verdict it had rendered last summer. In Us decision the commission de clared that tenants in the Susque hanna had been charged "unfair and unreasonable" rents: that the owners of the house had earned an “unrea sonable’’ amount of interest on their net investment and that in the fu ture the return on their money should be no more than 7 per cent above ex penses of maintenance and service When the commission first heard the case, it reduced rents in the Susque hanna to a maximum of SSO for the best apartments and a minimum of $29 for the least desirable apartments, per month. Both tenants and the owners complained, with the result that the case was reopened. As a re sult the commission fixed the highest rents at $45 per month and the low est at $25. Before the first hearing the rent for an apartment in the Sus quehanna ranged up to $75 per month, month. . , . .. . The commission pointed out that, the value of the Susquehanna was $70,000. It cost $5,400 for mainte nance, repairs, service, etc With the new scale of rents fixed by the com mission. it was pointed out that the net return would be 7 per cent, which the commission declared ample.