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Fair tonight and tomorrow; warmer tomorrow, moderate' northwest be c°mlng southwest winds. Temperature for twenty-four hours ended at 2 p.m. today: Highest, 58, at * P-m. yesterday; lowest, 38, at 6:30 a.m. today. Full report on page 4. Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 28 VA 9ft ftd.9 Entered as second-class matter Q* post office Washington, D. C. SUGAR FORCED DOWN AS U. S. ASKS COURTS TO FORBID GAMBLING Injunction Sought Will Put Ban on All Trading. SPECTACULAR RISE CITED IN PETITION Criminal Suits Still Under Consideration by At torney General. The government moved today to wipe out gambling in sugar in the United States. An injunction against the New York Coffee and Sugar Exchange, Inc., and the New York Coffee and Sugar Clearing Association, Inc., * and their officers and directors, to prevent their further trading in sugar was asked in a petition filed by direction of Attorney General Daugherty in the United States court in New York. Couaptraoy la Charged. • The government charges that a combination and conspiracy in re straint of trade in raw and refined sugar has existed and does exist on the part of the defendants. Violations of the Sherman anti-trust act and the "Wilson tariff act are alleged. The recent decision of the United States Supreme Court in the grain future case—the Board of Trade of Chicago versus Clyne—is relied upon by the government to strengthen Its , position materially In its action to prevent speculation in sugar. “Orgy of Speculation.” Tho petition alleges that "an orgy of speculation in raw sugar has been Indulged In through tho instrumen tality of the exchange and clearing association” since February 7, 1923. It asserts that the exchange and the clearing association perform no good or valuable functions in the inter state and foreign trade in sugar. , During February and March, it was pointed out by Acting Attorney Gen eral Seymour at the Department of Justice today, only one-thousandth of 3 per cent of the number of contracts cleared through the New York Coffee ■ • and Sugar Exchange, Inc., were con- j ■animated by deliveries The petition filed by thq government today is a petition In equity. • Criminal Action Not Decided. Whether the government will bring | • criminal suits against the alleged ■ugar speculators is now under con sideration by the officials of the De partment of Justice, It was said. The government now has under con sideration a request to the court “to annul all of these fictitious contracts and prohibit any payments or settle- j ments" in the contracts cleared through the coffee and sugar ex- j ' change during February and March. "We believe,” said Acting Attorney i General Seymour, "that the court has ■ the power to grant this relief, and ( when we are sure that a such a re quest Is Justified we will ask that additional relief." Price* Forced Ip. The government. In its petition, as- , aerts that a» a result of fictitious | transactions carried out by the de- | fendants. the price of raw sugar and i • the price of refined sugar in this ! country has been increased since February 7 on an average of more than i 92 per hundredweight. The charge : la made that the alleged conspiracy i to boost the price of sugar will con- j tinue. unless the court acts to halt ; it, and that the prices of sugar will j be forced much higher than they are : today. Defendants Named. The defendants named in the suit j ’ brought by the government today are, • specifically, the New Y'ork Coffee and j Sugar Exchange, Inc.; New Y'ork | Coffee and Sugar Clearing Associa-* tion, Inc.: T. S. B. Nielson. Manual E. j Rlonda. Frank C. Russell, C. H. Mid- j dendorf, J. H. Walter Lcnkau, Justus i Rupert!, Louis V'. Sterling, William S. j Scott, C. H. Stoffregen, August Schier- j enberg, B. B. Peabody, E. L. Lueber. j » G. H. Finlay, Franklin W. Hopkins, John W. Wlndels, C. B. Stroud, John A. S. Dunn, Hugh S. Carney, William Dayne. Edward F. Dlercks, Leon Is- I rael. Arthur H. Lamborn, Levis W. Mlnford. in their own right and as representatives of all the members of the exchange and association. The petition was signed by Attor ney General Daugherty, Solicitor General Beck, Assistant to the Attor ney General Seymour and Special As sistant* to the Attorney General J. A. Fowler, Roger Shale and A. F. Myers. It was filed by United States • Attorney for the Southern District of New York William Hayward. Action Follows Conferences. The government's action today fol lows several conferences between At torney General Daugherty, who Is now In Asheville, N, C., and Acting Attorney General Seymour, and after the entire matter had been considered t by the President and his cabinet. The petition has been prepared for a week. It was said. The petition asks that writs of sub poena be Issued directed to each of the defendants commanding them to appear and answer for themselves and for those whom they represent, but not under oath, tho allegations con tained In the petition. It asks that the court order this cause to be heard on application for a preliminary in junction within ten days after the service of notice on defendants, and that the court upon such application enjoin defendants fromsfurther en * gaging in unlawful combination and conspiracy as described and from fur ther operating the New York Coffee gnd Sugar Exchange. Inc., and the New Tork Coffee and Sugar Clearing As sociation, Inc., in so far as they relate to sugar. .Conspiracy Is Charged. The petition further aske the court that upon final hearing it be adjudged and decreed that by-laws, rules and regulations of defendant corpora tions, in so far as they relate to sugar, their adoption by said corporations . and individual defendants, and 'the • concerted action of defendants in car rying out said rules and regulations, constitute a combination and con spiracy in restraint of Interstate and oh I*age 2, Column 4.) ’ f S J . " SUIT CAUSES DROP of 30 to mm Heavy Selling Develops, Fol lowed by Rally Back 35 Points. NEW HIGH ON CUBAN RAW i Action Described as Effort to Take “Roulette Wheel From Breakfast Table.” i j By the Associated Presa. j NEW YORK, April 10.—Raw sugar I futures took a perpendicular drop of j approximately 50 points on the New j Y’ork Coffee and Sugar Exchange today ) upon receipt of word of the govern jmenfs suit to enjoin trading in sugar futures. Heavy genera! selling developed as soon as news of the Injunction suit reached the floor. Drops ranged from SO to 74 points, but were followed by a rally which carried prices back 35 points. New High on Caban Raw. Cuban raw sugar, however, sold at a new high record since 1920. A sale I of 5.500 bags was made to one opera tor at 6% cents cost and freight, j equal to 8.16 for centrifugal. | United States Attorney Hayward. ■ who was in charge locally of the In vestigation which resulted in the , wult. characterized the procedure as "united effort on the part of federal officials to make the gamblers in sugar remove the roulette wheel I 1 from the American breakfast table, 1 i "Every Increase of 1 cent in the 1 price of sugar, artificially stimulated j . by these defendants in their specula | tions, has cost and is costing the 1 [ American people 12,000,000 a week,” 1 Mr. Haywarcb asserted. j Sherman Act Development. j ‘‘The theory of the government In i this suit is the logical development j of the Sherman law. the Wilson act ; and the decisions the United States Su ! preine Court handed down Monday in j the Totten corner case and the grain j futures case.” ( Stocks of sugar companies listed on U ' New I ork Stock Exchange also were hit by news of the Injunction • suit. They had started off with an I advance of I to 1% points in early | trading, but when word of the suit reached the floor they dropped 1 to I nearly 3 points from their early highs. Supply Held Normal. Cuba cane sugar preferred dropped ‘2*4 points; Cuban American and ! Manati, 2% each; Punta Alegere. 214; ! South Porto Rican. 2, and American i Beet Sugar, 1. ! It was said at Mr. Hayward's office > that there is every indication that j the supply of sugar is normal and ! that the demand is also normal for i the present time of year. Only the 1 price Is abnormal, it was asserted. "The price of sugar Is high because of manipulation on paper contracts 1 for sugar which did not exist," said ; . one of the Department of Justice i | investigators. Paper Transactions. j “The February figures of transac- j j tions on the sugar exchange show I that 1,500,000 tons of sugar were ! j bought and sold on paper contracts, i 1 and that only 300 tons of sugar were ! I actually delivered during the month , lof February. These figures show j that actually only 2-lO.OOOths of 1 , per cent of all the February trans-[ | actions on the sugar exchange were J I bona fide and representing sugar 1 | that was actually delivered.” I A check-up on the hectic trading In I j futures which took place on the ! I sugar exchange following news of I the filing of the suit showed the ; tumble in futures ranged from 50 to •S 9 points. The drop was followed by j a rally of 21 to 57 points, bringing j • prices within 19 to 35 points of the i ’ day’s high. i ! The hearing on the government’s ! I application for a temporary injunc- i j tion will be held April 30, unless a postponement Is granted by the court. I 1 it was announced at Mr. Hayward’s I j office. 6 BODIES TAKEN FROM* APARTMENT RUINS By the Auoclated Preat. j LYNN, Mass.. April 19.—Six bodies i have been removed from the ruins of ■ an early morning fire which destroyed ja brick apartment house In the heart i of the business section of this city. j Seven others are missing and j eighteen are being treated for burns 1 and other injuries. President Backs Daugherty’s Blow at Sugar Speculators I BT DAVID UWRERCE. Another Daugherty Injunction, des • tined to become as historic as the fa mous process employed to get trans , portatlon for the American people a year ago, has Just been filed to enable j the consumer to get a lower price I for sugar. This marks a departure in the use of the injunction process, and, while the Department of Justice feels that its case rests on solid ground, the federal Judiciary will have to deter mine whether relief for the public from speculation ip sugar can be af forded through the courts. The action taken by Attorney Gen eral Daugherty through his assistants in New York and Washington was, of course, thoroughly approved by Presi dent Harding and the cabinet and represents the administration's an swer to the cry of the La Follette group aud-Ui* democrat* who lately ... . - i - - * W)c lEtiemim Sfctf. J V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION fa? \^/ WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1923-FORTY-FOUR PAGES. ♦ ENGLISH AROUSED BY FRENCH ACTION Expulsion of Rhineland Com missioner Without Consulta tion Stirs London. NEW BREAK FORECAST Signs Indicate Allies Are Prepar ing for long Ruhr Stay—Hotels Being Leased. BY GEORGE WITTE. By Cable to The Star ami Chicago Daily New* Copyright, 192:1. BERLIN, April 19.—A vigorous pro test against the expulsion of the Ger man Rhineland commissioner. Count von Hatzfeldt, by the French without the knowledge of the British mem bers of the Interallied Rhineland com mission, will be launched by Great Britain in a day or two. according to information received from a source close to the British embassy in Ber lin. In British diplomatic circles here it is feared that an unpleasant Anglo- French Incident will result from the French action. Plan Stay of Years. The French are planning to remain in the Ruhr district for years. That fact is becoming more obvious daily. Some weeks ago the French military authorities issued to American news paper correspondents passes good ! until December 31 next. Now, according to dispatches from , Essen, the big hotels, the Kaiserhot Verelnshaus and Handelshof. have been leased to French companies. The Essenerhof, the Krupps' private hotel, has not yet been seized. When ask“d about the situation in the Ruhr district a high allied officer said: "I expect the French occupation to last at least four years." Scope of Mission Extended. By the Asstclatcd Press, COBLENZ, April 19.—An order is sued by the- interallied high com mission extends the scope of the Franco-Belglan mission, which hither to had been confined to the left bank of the Rhine and the bridgeheads, to all mines and factories throughout the occupied territory. D. C.JURORSCHARGE EPEORETOCORRUPT Say Dave Sullivan Approach ed Them in Bowles Trial for Bookmaking. Two jurors of the panel in the Police Court who would likely form part of the jury in the trial of Nor man S. Bowles, charged with hand bookmaking, taking bets on horse races, late yesterday afternoon charg ed in open court that an attempt had been made to influence and corrupt them. The Jurors, W. H. Jordan and Philip Manley, had been called to the jury box and in answer to questions by Judge Robert Hardison as to their qualifications, replied that Dave W. Sullivan, a friend of Bowles, had made overtures to them which they repulsed, ordering Sullivan to leave them as they would not talk to him on the Bowles 2ase. Excused From Jury. Judge Hardison excused Jordan and Manley from duty on that Jury. The withdrawal of the two men made It impossible to start the trial, a* the other section of the Jury panel was ! in a jury room considering a traffic i case. Two other men were not avail- • able to fill the Bowies Jury. The case then went over until today. There was a conference between Judge Hardison, Assistant District Attorneys Bert Emerson, David A. Hart, Charles S. Baker and Thomas Lodge last night, with Jurors Jor dan and Manley being present to tell the court officers Just what was said I to them in the Bowles case by Sul livan in hie alleged effort to corrupt the jurors in the Interest of Bowies. Mr. Emerson prepared a rule in the contempt proceedings under which bulllvan is to be brought Into court as soon as he can be found, to answer to the charge of attempting to influ ence and corrupt the two jurymen. Convicted Here. Sullivan Is a personal friend of Bowles, and, with Nicky Arstein, was convicted in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia two years ago, charged with conspiracy to bring into the District of Columbia stolen bonds from New Y’ork. Their cases are pending on appeal In the District of Columbia Court of Ap peals from the judgment of the Su fireme Court of the District of Co umbia. i have Insisted that the Fordney-Mc- Cumber tariff or the speculative oper ations of sugar traders were sending the prices of sugar skyward. Decision Gives Precedent. Spurred on by the decislpn of the Supreme Court of the United States a few days ago upholding the consti tutionality of the act of Congress re lating, to speculation in grain futures, the Department of Justice feels that Its petition to stop sugar speculation is based upon logic , and law equally forceful. “It is the contracts of sales of grain for future delivery," said Chief Jus tice Taft in his opinion, “most of which do not result in actual de livery, but are settled by offsetting them with other contracts of the same kind, or by what is called 'ringing'. The question is whether the conduct of such sales Is subject to constantly recurring abuses which (Continued on Page 2, Column . GETTING P I MORSE ARRESTED I IN DISTRICT COURT Surrenders After SIO,OOO Bond Is Forfeited —Doctors Ask Delay in Trial. Harry F. Morse finally surrendered himself today to the District of Colum bia Supremo Court and immediately was placed under arrest on a bench warrant issued for him last Monday by Justice Stafford after his SIO,OOO bail bond had been declared forfeited. Morse was arraigned and entered a formal ■ plea of “not guilty’’ to Indictments charging him, his two brothers, Ervin and Benjamin, his father, Charles W. Morse, and four others, with conspiracy ,to defraud the ,‘deral government through war-time ship contracts. , Pbyalrlana Testify. Justice Stafford then heard evidence' of doctors to determine whether; Morse should be placed on trial at J this time. Several physicians who ex amined him, both at his home at Bridgeport. Conn., and after his ar- | rival In Washington last right, testi- j fled that he was suffering with a mild ! form of heart affection, and that if he • were placed on trial now his com-j plete recovery from the ailment would be jeopardised. Justice Stafford reserved decision pending examination later in the day of the three physicians who were ap pointed to go to Connecticut last week and examine the defendant. Justice Stafford Indicated that Inas much as Morse had surrendered him- i self the forfeiture of bonds could j be annulled upon payment by the de fendant of the cost in connection with the Issuing of the bench warrant and the efforts of deputy marshals to serve it In Connecticut. Cornea by Automobile. While deputy marshals hunted for him In Connecticut, Harry F. Morse, one of the sons of Charles W. Morse, j New York shipbuilder, jointly charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States in war contracts, quietly slipped into Washington by automobile last night. He came by train from his home In New London to Baltimore, where a car was awaiting him. He went at once to Georgetown University 1 ■ Hospital. ( Morse was bought Into court by hls [ attorney. Henry E. Davis, at noon to- | j day. and was placed under arrest by | i Deputy Marshal Weaver on a copy of I 1 the bench warrant. j i Dr. W. M. Barton, D. Percy Hlckling , 1 and Thomas S. Lee testified they would I | advise keeping him In bed for one month at least, i United States Attorney Gordon will , call to the witness stand this after i noon Drs. George Ruffin and George N. 1 Acker, who went to New London last : Saturday and who reported Morse was I in condition to stand trial. FOUR PLANES START CROSS U. S. FLIGHT Martin Bomber* Hop Off from San Diego for Quantico.' i 13 in Crew. SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 19. Four big Martin bombing airplanes, manned by eight officers and five en listed men of the United States Ma- * tine Corps, hopped oft at the North Island Navy training station this morning at 9:16 o'clock for a cross continent flight to Quantico. Va, GOES TO LAUSANNE. 7. Lammot Belin, 17. S. Embassy Official, Leaves Paris. By the Associated Press. PARIS. April 19.—F. Lammot Belin, second secretary of the United States embassy here, left Paris today for Lau sanne In connection with the re assembling there shortly of the near east peace conference. He was assigned to the conference because of hls acquaintance with Turkish affairs. He was prsviously stationed In Turkey and was secre tary to the American delegation at the flrst Lausanne 'meeting. CAPT. W. I. COLE KILLED. ■■ ■ 11 > ■■ By the Associated Press. • COLUMBUS, Ga.. April 19.—Capt. W. I. Cole, commander of Company K, 84th Infantry, stationed at Fort Benning. was Instantly killed early today when hls automobile crashed Into a curbing on the Wynnton road, pinning him underneath. H« was alcfiT a* the >i>"i qJ the nwldent, ¥ V.S.Flyers Rush Food to Starving On Island in Ice-Jammed Lake Three Brave Death to Bring Message to Shore—Use Ice Cake as Raft After Small Boat Is Lost in Waters . By the Associated Pros’. NORTHPORT. Mich.. April 19. Cold, exhausted and half starved, | three men who for forty-eight hours j battered their way through slush ice j and open water reached the main- | land here yesterday, bearing news ! that ten others—nine men and a ■ ■woman —are slowly starving on Fox i Island, eighteen miles from here In Lake Michigan. As a result of their story—a story of a battle against great odds. In j which human lives w*r« constantly I at the mercy of sweeping gales and i shifting Ice packs—two Army alr ■ planes are driving through the sky T from Selfrldge Field, Mount Clemena, 1 i today to carry food to the marooned i party on Fox Island. | The party went to the Island last ; ' fall to cut timber, carylng provisions ! ‘ sufficient for several months. The | | prolonged winter, however, did not WILSON MAY GUiOT PLATFORM 1924 Ex-President Said to Have Proposed Six Planks for Democrats. BY FREDERIC WILLIAM WILE. Democratic senators are named as I | ] authority for the statement that j Woodrow Wilson has drawn up a | platform for the party for the 1924 I presidential campaign. Information jis not definite as to whether the , platform exists in writing or merely I reposes in Mr. Wilson's mind. What lis categorically affirmed is that he | has mapped out the paramount Is sues which the democrats ought to espouse. These Mr. Wilson considers more essential than the identity of the nominee. He is represented as being pledged to no candidate In particular at this time. But even the machine bosses, like Murphy. Taggart and Brennan, who dislike the former President, admit that he will possess, and will probably use, veto power at the national convention against any man whom he does not favor. If any candidate aspires to merit the In »dispensable Wilsonian approval, the primary condition will be that he supports the league of nations. No antl-leaguer or half-leaguer need apply. Probable Planks. This writer is Informed that g “Wilson platform" for 1924 would probably Include planks for: 1. Immediate entry of the United States Into the league of nations, as it now exists. 2. Unconditional adhesion to the permanent court of international Jus tice. 3. Repeal of the Volstead act. 4. Modification of the prohibition enforcement statutes, so as to legal ize light wines and beer. 6. Federal control of railroads, ap proximate war-time administration. 6. Nationalization of the coal in dustry. Rtaetles on Roosevelt. After Franklin D. Roosevelt, demo cratic vice presidential nominee, saw Woodrow Wilson In Washington on April 7, Mr. Roosevelt suggested that the United States might now entet a modified league of nations. Many ob servers Jumped to the natural con clusion that Mr. Roosevelt spoke un der the Immediate spell of hls pro tracted conference with Mr. Wilson. Some looked Uoon the statement of the young New York democrat as a direct and unmistakable sign from S street that the arch-protagonist of the league is no longer obdurate. Men who know the Wilson mental (.Continued on Page 2. Column 3.> ] enter into their calculations. Three 1 weeks ago all food supplies, except j ing some frozen potatoes, were gone. Faced Starvation. ; With death from starvation facing | the little colony, an attempt was ; made by four men to cross to the j mainland. They started on foot, but | two miles from the Island the ice broke up and two of the men nar rowly escaped death by drowning before the return to the island was accomplished. - A week later the men started again, but when two miles out they were caught In a blinding snowstorm. They wandered about, uncertain of their direction, for nearly a day before i finding their way bask to the Island. ■ Last Monday morning a third start ] waa made. Edward Horn, twenty ; three; Garl Cooper, thirty-five, and j Ellis Sayres, twenty-one, composed j the party which left (he Island In a (Continued on Page 2. Column 1.) BANDITS TAKE SAFE j FROM EXPRESS TRUCK Escape With Strong Box Contain ing $17,000 in Checks and 4 SIO,OOO in Cash. By the Associated Pre»». KANSAS CITY. Mo.. April 19.—A safe containing about 117,000 in checks and SIO,OOO in cash was taken by bandits here today from a truck of the American Express Company. The bandits fired several shots before ’ escaping In an automobile, but no one was wounded. They did not attempt to open the safe, but took it with them. SAYS SOVIET MUST RULE TEN YEARS YET Communist Congress Told That System Cannot Be Discard ed Now. By the Associated Pres*. MOSCOW. Aprj! 19.—G. S. Zinovleff. chairman of the executive committee of the Third Internationale, told the communist party congress today that the condition of Russia's domestic and international affairs would not permit bringing the dictatorship of the prole tariat to an end for at least ten years. At the present time, he added, with Premier Lenin lost to active leader ship because of Illness, it was ex tremely important that the party adopt a decisive program. Capital’s Marathon Dancers Pass Fifteen Hours on Floor “If we do die, me and Josef wilt go to heaven dancing,” was the reply to a bit of caution from an onlooker to Elsie Barrett, who with her black haired partner, Josef Baltrotsky, was still whirling around the floor at the Arcade today, where the two had been continuously dancing for fifteen hours. Twenty-nine other young men and women remained from the original entry list of thirty-seven. There was no apparent distress from any of the dancers today. All were going strong. The steps for the most part were more of a Jerky walk variety than those used In dancing. Two endurance dances started here last night—there being another at the Ninth Street Coliseum. A preponderance of men are striving fpr.the hopors. i. Army Aviator Beats Death to Bed of Mother By the Associated Pros. SPRINGFIELD, Mo.. April 19. Aviation won over death in a thrill ing race ha:f way across the conti nent, when MaJ. Cleverly of San An tonio, Tex., rushed in three relays yesterday from New York city to the bedside of his mother at the Texas city. The final “'hop'' was from Sprlng field to his destination, which was i reached before dark, according to a I message received here. . The first airplane left New York I city early in the morning and flew to Indianapolis. The second airplane left the Indiana city at about 10 o'clock and landed at the local field at 1 ;30 o'clock. The third ship, which had come here from Muskogee. Okla., to meet the officer, arose in a few minutes and headed south west at great speed, reaching San Antonio while still daylight. BULIfTENDSLIFE OFWMRTER Death of Head of Golden & Co..- Accident, Belief of Family. William G. Carter, president of Golden & Co. and pioneer business man of Center Market's "wholesale row’,” was instantly killed this merit ing In his home at 16 Taylor street, Cljevy Chase, Md., by a bullet from a .45-caliber revolver. Members of his | family who were in the house at the time believe his death was due to an accident. About 8:30 o'clock the report of a pistol was heard in Mr. Carter’s bed chamber, and his son, F. E. Carter, rushed into the room and found his father lying across the bed w r lth a bullet wound in the back of his head. Dr. Thomas K. Conrad of Chevy Chase was immediately summoned and pro nounced Carter dead. Suffered, Says Attorney. Mr. Carter was in his usual cheerful frame of mind yesterday afternoon when he had a long talk with the treasurer of the company. A. N. Murphy. Last night he made a per- I sonal telephone call to Fred S. Swin | dell, attorney for the concern, and Mr, Swindell said “everything was ! going along brightly." Mr. Swindell I added, however, that Mr. Carter has been “a sick man” for a long time and lately has been suffering from rheumatism in the neck. This, he said, has at times brought on a depressed feeling, especially in the morning*, after a night of suffer ing. Mr. Swindell added that several years ago Mr. Carter was bedfast for three months, and in an effort to rid himself of the ailment had bad bis teeth extracted. Mr. Carter has been president of the company for about eight years, succeeding Robert A. Golden, who-for 1 a number of years prior to his death had not been active in the duties of his office. Therefore, it was explain ed, Mr. Carter was the moving spirit of the Institution for a number of years, although vice president of its board of directors. Affairs In Good Shape. Immediately upon receipt of news of tho death of Mr. Carter the board of directors went in special session and went over the affairs of the com pany, which they found to be in ex cellent condition, according to Mr. Swindell. Resolutions of deep sorrow and regret were passed and the board then adjourned. Ferdinand Carter, one of the de ceased's sons, sought out the office as a relief from his sorrows. He told friends of Mr. Carter's that about 8 o'clock this morning they heard a sound in his father's room, resem bling that of a box falling on the floor.. They investigated and found the I man in bed. with blood on his pillow. Dr. Thomas K. Conrad was called in and made a hasty examination, but could find no bullet wounds. Mr. Carter is survived by his wife and these children: Robert G., Ferdi nand, William G., jr., Walter and Mrs. Lee Pennington, all of this city. Kepi Gun Under Pillow. Robert Carter, brother of the dead man, explained to a representative of The Star that William had kept a revolver under his pillow for some time, fearing that burglars would enter the house. Every morning, upon arising. Robert explained, his brother would remove the gun from under the pillow and place it In a bureau drawer In order that the three-year-old grandson, William G. Pennington, who lived in the house, could not get It. It Is the opinion of members of the family, according to Robert, that this morning William was removing the pistol from the pillow when it struck the bedpost and was accident ally discharged. He pointed out that the bullet entered near the back of the head and lodged In the neck. The dead man’s wife, Margaret J. Carter; his daughter, Mrs. D. R. Pennington, and his grandson were in the house at the time, besides his son. Mr. Carter was In his room with his grandchild, according to Justice of the Peace Upton Perreli of Be thesda, Md., county coroner, who con ducted an investigation Immediately following the death. Mr Perreli said that he was notified a few min utes after 8:30 that Mr. Carter was dead from a gunshot wound. He im (Contlnued on Page 2, Column 8.) only fourteen women in all having registered. Seventeen Dancers Start. Entering the sixteenth hour at the Arcade, seventeen dancers remained on the floor who started with the whistle last night. The other four teen contestants made their appear ance on the floor at different in tervals, one as late as 4:25 today. Included among those at the 14th street hall were W. C. Mendenhall and wife, who have trained for the event by dancing sixty hours out of eighty during the past two weeks. These two had many backers among the 2,400 enthusiasts who crowded the auditorium last night. The little army of rooters were on band early today. SkaTe While Dancing. Immediately following the first meal today R. H. Ford, one of the most optimistic of the dancers, in i'". (Continued 2, Column 7.) £ y “From Press to Home Within the Hour 9 * The Star's carrier system covers every city block and the regular edi tion is delivered to Washington homes as fast as the papers are printed. Yesterday’s Net Circulation, 96,870 FACTIONAL ROWS BIHER AS D. A. R. DELEGATES ELECT Women Charge Underhand Tactics as Polls Open for Selection of Officers. MRS. STORY QUITS RACE; CAUSES BIG SENSATION Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Hanger Groups Confident of Result—l,B2s to Cast Ballots. Torn by the most bitter fight in the history of (he society, the thirty-sec ond Continental Congress of the D. A. R. began this morning to ballot on the selection of a new president gen eral and an entire ticket of new na tional officers. Although the contest had definitely narrowed down to a finished struggle between Mrs. Anthony Wayne Cook of Pennsylvania and Mrs. G. Wallace W. Hanger of this city, it was an nounced that the result of the elec, tion probably could not be made known until nearly midnight. Long before the incumbent presi dent general, Mrs. George Maynard Minor, had declared the polls open, a long line of modishly gowned women stood along the corridor leading from Memorial Continental Hall, where the congress was in session, to the ad joining administration building, where tho polls were located. Vote on All Offices. Besides the president general, the delegates had to vote on the follow ing new, offices: Chaplain general, re cording secretary general, correspond ing secretary general, organizing sec retary general, registrar general, treasurer general, historian general, reporter general to the Smithsonian in stitution, librarian general, curator general, seven vice presidents general and three honorary vice presidents general. Mrs. Livingston L. Hunter, chairman of the credentials committee, reported that at 10.30 o'clock this morning 1,825 delegates are officially regis tered. Since the rules of the society require the successful candidate to poll at least one vote more than half of the registered delegates, Mrs. Han ger or Mrs. Cook will be required to have at least 913 votes unless more delegates arrive later in the day and are permitted to register. One Ballet Expected. When the polls opened it was im possible to determine whether Mrs. Hanger or Mrs. Cook would be suc cessful, but it seemed certain that more than, one ballot would be un necessary with Mrs. Marion Gum ming Story out of the fight. Each of the remaining candidates expressed confidence through their campaign managers. Friends of Mrs. Cook were claiming that she would poll ot least 1,400 of the total registered votes on the first ballot. On the other hand, Mrs. Hanger’s friends, many of whom .are now na tional officers, and. therefore, in a position to keep their hand on the pulse of the convention, declared themselves confident, and expected her to win. While they would not say how many votes they expected all were confident of her election, even though it might be by a small majority. Just what reaction the delegates would show toward the sensational withdrawal of Sirs. Story In favor of Mm Cook during the nominating session last night was a much moot ed question this morning. Some de clared Mrs. Story had actually injured Mrs. Cook's cause by throwing her support to that candidate; few could be found who would admit that it might help her. Tactics Denounced. The letter assailing the courage and patriotism of Mrs. Cook's son. An thony Wayne Cook, began its circula tion last Monday, and had been men tioned both publicly and privately, ever since the convention convened. None of the delegates paid it any attention, except to denounce the in troduction ‘‘of such scurrilous tactics in so high an institution as the Daughters of the American Revolu tion ” The Pennsylvania delegation had contented itself with quietly denving the accusations, and had not Mrs. Storv openly thrown her sup port to Mrs. Cook as a "protest” against such acts, it probably would never have received serious consider ation. „ , „ The result of Mrs. Story’s action, however, has been to split the con gress wide open, and it is intimated that some of the delegates who in tended voting for Mrs. Cook had now turned to Mrs. Hanger, rather than be lined up with the so-called "Story faction.” This made the race appear evert closer than ever this morning and although the results may show Mrs. Cook's friends to be correct in their predictions of a land slide, at least that feeling is not reflected else where around Memorial Continental Hall. Voting Line la Lung. The scenes immediately preceding the opening of the polls presented a most unusual spectacle. Unfortunate ly, the voting booths were located In the basement of the administration building and the line of delegates ex tended almost a full block from Me morial Continental Hall through a narrow hallway connecting It with tho administration building, down the corridor of that structure and down the narrow, winding iron steps to the polls It had been Mrs. Minor's intention to open the polls at 9 o’clock this morning, and as a result several hun dred prospective voters were In line a few minutes after 8. When it be came nosed around that a number of the delegates Intended contesting tho election if such an act were permit ted. which they declared to be in vio lation of the society’s constitution, tho president general withheld the order to begin balloting until 10:35 o’clock. The result was that the early comers presented a rather worn and Impa tient appearance despite their tailored fineries when the command finally was received. Form Single Line. Before noon, the line of voters had overflowed the limit of both the ad ministration building and Memorial Continental Hall and was beginning to (Continued on Page 4. Columajisl '"■* \j X / TWO CENTS.