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Fair and slightly warmer today; tomorrow unsettled, probably show ers. Temperature for twenty-two hours ended at 10 p.m. last night— Highest, 61. at 4 g.m. yesterday; low est. 41, at 6 a.m. yesterday. Full report on page 5. * No. 970.—N0. 29,034. STTbS inSbwSi T'g BERLIN ULTIMATUM DEMANDS CABINET IN SAW REIN Stresemann Fires First Gun in Effort to Regain Un challenged Power. WARNS BAVARIA TO GIVE UP FEDERAL TROOPS HELD Ukase to Zeigner Sharply Phrased. Rhine Separatist Ministry Ignored. By the Associated Press. BERLIN, October 27.—The Ebert- Stresemann government fired the opening guns tonight in its battle for unchallenged authority within the federation of the German states by dispatching an ultimatum to Dresden demanding the immediate retirement of Dr. Zelgner’s socialist-communis tic government, and simultaneously demanding, of the Bavarian govern ment the restoration of the Berlin government’s military authority with in that state. The central government’s commu nication to Premier Zeigner brands the latter’s ministry as an outlaw government whose members openly incited the population of Saxony to riot and to defy the existing martial law and the central government's authority in general under the ex isting state of emergency. The ulti matum virtually gives Zeigner and his radical cabinet members twenty four hours to resign. Bavarian Note Mild. While the manner of speech em ployed In tho official communication to the Saxon premier transcends tra ditional diplomatic forms, its note to the Munich government is couched In considerably milder terms, hardly more than a plain request that Gen. von Lossow, the mutinous relchswehr commander and now Dictator von Kahr’s military adjutant, bo with drawn as head of the federal troop contingents garrisoned in Bavaria, and that these be restored to the Jurisdiction of Dr, Gessler, minister of defense, and his chief of staff, Gen. von Seeckt. The communistic baiting of the reichswehr in Saxony by Zefgner’s minister of finance, Boettcher, and his chief of the chancelleryr’Bnrrrt!- ler, both rabid communist agitators, is directly responsible for Berlin's determination to put Saxony’s pres ent ultra-red regime out Os business. Both these officials in recent speeches advocated preference for “red terror” against white dictatorship, and prac tically called upon the communists there to arm and take up physical opposition to the relchswehr. Separatists Ignored. The news that the Rhineland sepa ratists have actually formed a pro visional government Is not taken seri ously in official quarters here, where it is declared that the new "min isters" have nothing to govern. It is represented that the separatists, wherever they have succeeded in lodging themselves, are only able to maintain their positions by support and protection from the Franco-Bel gian occupation authorities. A protest sent by the German gov ernment to the allies regarding the separatist outbreaks argues that the allies’ commanders in no case have the right to recognize separatist rule, even temporarily. The government points out that article 4 of the Rhine land agreement leaves the civil ad ministration in German hands and provides that If the German police are not strong enough to maintain order the interallied Rhineland com mission must hand over the executive powers to the military commanders by proclaiming a state of siege. Cabinet Crisis Nears. Tonight’s action by the Ebert- Stresmann .government, demanding the resignation of the government of Saxony, came as a surprise to politi cal circles, who had been under the Impression that the Berlin authori ties would continue to maintain an attitude of leniency toward the Saxon radicals. If only out of consideration for the united socialist party, which is allied with the Zeigner regime. It Is commonly believed now that this action foreshadows the imme diate retirement of the socialists from the Stresmann coalition government and that the situation furnishes ele ments for an acute parliamentary cri sis within the next three days. Ber lin's procedure against the Saxon rulers is also viewed as a sop tj Ba varia, which is expected to show an accommodating attitude to Berlin, despite the outward show of recalci trance affected by Dr. von Kahr. REPUBLIC MORE SECURE. Separatists Plan Duesseldorf Seiz ure, French Pave Way. By tbe Associated Press. DUESSELDORF, Germany, October 27. —The Rhineland republican move ment appears to be establishing Itself more securely In the various towns held by the separatists, and an im portant addition to Its zone of Influ ence Is expected during the night, when, according to all indications, the republicans will enter Duesseldorf. The French troops which had as sumed responsibility for keeping or der withdrew their guard from the ratbaua at 7 o’clock tonight and turned the building over to the Ger man police. This arrangement leaves the separatists free to enter and take (Continued on Page £ Column 3.) Read Film Titles Aloud, Silent as J udgeS ays $13.50 By the Associated Preim. PHILADELPHIA, October 27. Harry Black, nineteen, learned to day he must not read the titles aloud when he goes to the movies. He was fined $13.50 by Magistrate Fitzgerald. Patrons of the thea ter complained to the manager that Black had enunciated In a loud voice the titles all the way through the feature picture. U. S. FACESWORST PHILIPPINE CRISIS: CO-OPERATION IS HIT Four Appointive Legislators Quit—Troops to Quell Moros. By the Associated Press. MANILA, October 27.—Political de velopments and reports from the Moro country in the last twenty-four hours indicate that a more serious situation exists than any that has existed in the- Philippines since the American administration became definitely es tablished. While Governor General Wood and a large force of constabulary troops are in Mindanao Investigating Moro troubles, the political situation has come to a head in the resignation of four appointive members of the legis lature late last night. Three representatives and one sena tor, appointed by Governor General Wood, have sent in a joint resigna tion, accompanied by the announce ment that, though appointed by the governor general, they could not in dorse his policies, and to avoid em barrassment for him and themselves they deemed it best to quit the i|l>stß. The resignations of the legislators are regarded as a distinct victory for the Philippine independence commission, which for some time has been trying to prevail on appointive members of the legislature to resign. “Hope for Co-operation Lo*t.” "All hope for co-operation between the executive and legislative depart ments of the Insular government is lost," the legislators said in resign ing. They expressed the hope that tho governor general would appoint somebody to their places who will co operate with him. With Governor General Wood in Min danao It was Impossible to say with authority what his action will be as a result of the resignations, but it is be (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) AVERAGE RAISE $72 FOR P.JLWORKERS Employes in Department Ob tain Increase Up to $1,529 Under Reclassification. The 1,852 employes of the Post Of fice Department in Washington who come under the provisions of the re classification act are to receive an average net Increase in salary of $72, bringing the average salary up to $1,529. The fifteen employes of the profes sional and scientific service receive an average net increase in salary of $520, bringing their average salary up to $3,400. The twenty-three employes in the sub-professional service re ceive an average net increase of SSB. The 1,133 employes of the clerical administrative and fiscal service re ceive an average net increase of $95, bringing their' average salarly up to $1,744. The 504 employes in the custodial service receive an average net in crease of s£2, bringing their average salarly up to $967. The 177 employes In the clerical mechanical service receive an aver age net increase of $27, bringing their average salary up to $1,360. A table showing how reclassifica tion affects the employes of the Post Office Department by services in the various divisions of the de partment work is printed on page 3 of today’s Star. Steinmetz Left Only Old Auto, $1,500 Policy and Some Books By the Associated Press. SCHENECTADY, N. Y„ October 27.—Dr. Charles Proteus Stein met*, who died ■in his home here yesterday morning of myocardi tis, the "highest paid electrical engineer In the world,” left vir tually no estate, It was learned today. His books and papers, an electric automobile, made In 1912, and a $1,500 Insurance policy, the same as is issued to all veteran employes of the General Electric Company, apparently comprise the entire worldly wealth of the scientist and Inventor. The man who "made lightning" probably could have made mil lions, but apparently he never drew a salary, and when he en tered the employ of the General Electric Company a score of years ago, declared be "did -not wish to work for money.” “I do not wish to work for Iflje Jluwfcm Itat WITH DAILY EVENING EDITION WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 28, 1923.-NINETY-POUR PAGES. POINCARE ORDERS > PLAN OF ACTION IN PROPOSEDPARLEY Prompt Steps Hailed as Evi dence of French Good 1 Faith by Paris. AMERICA STILL AWAITS I ADVICES FROM ABROAD Some European Quarters Believe All Phases of Negotiations Were Prearranged. (By Wireless to The Star and Philadelphia Public Ledger. Copyright, 1023.) PARIS, October 27.—Premier Poin care has summoned M. Bartbou, pres ident of the reparations commission, and Instructed him to draw up a plan for negotiations in the projected conference of experts »n reparations. This prompt action on the part of the French Is considered a clear Indi cation that they are going to carry on with all possible dispatch, though, at the same time, it must be recalled that the French already had agreed month ago to such an evaluation as now proposed when awaiting the ces sation of Germany's passive resist ance. Consequently the calling of; tho conference is not considered here as such an Anglo-German vic tory as It first appeared. France Ij Skeptical. About the success of the confer ence, France Is frankly skeptical. It Is pointed out that the reparations commission about a year ago made a thorough investigation of Germany’s capacity to pay when the commis sion went to Berlin in a body and labored for weeks on a pile of of ficial governmenal documents print ed in the German language which oc cupied all the cubic space of one automobile. However, France has no objection to helping perform the labor of a hercules with ail certainty that any recommendation which ap preciably cuts the present repara tions total will not hit the support (Continued on Page 2, Column 5.) SENATOR MARRIED TOMTOW Mr. Swanson of Virginia and Mrs. Lulie Lyons Hall Wed ded in Washington. Senator Claude A. Swanson of Vir ginia and Mrs. Lulie Lyons Hall of this city and Virginia were married here yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Hall was a sister of Senator Swanson’s wife, who died three years ago. The ceremony, which was attended by only members of the immediate family of the bride and bridegroom, was performed in the apartments of Commander and Mrs. Edgar L. Woods, the latter a consin of Mrs. Hall, In the Dupont. Rev. C. Ernest Smith, pastor of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, officiated. The senator and his bride left shortly after the wedding for a two weeks’ trip to northern points. Upon their return they will make their home at 2136 R street, which has been Mr. Swanson’s residence for a number of years. Bride Native Virginian. Mrs. Swanson is a native of Vir ginia, where both she and her sister, the first Mrs. Swanson, were promin ent socially. Her first husband, Cunningham Hall of Richmond, died nine years ago, and since then she has spent considerable of her time in Washington. She was a frequent visitor at the R street home of her sister and Senator Swanson and throughout several winters she made her home here at the Willard Hotel. She has one child, Douglas Deane Hall, sixteen years of age. The engagement of Senator Swan son and Mrs. Hall was announced November 28, 1922, but was denied by Mrs. Hall. After the death of Mr. Hall, his widow traveled through Europe and the far east, and since her return to this country has lived in Washington. money.” said Dp. Stelnmetz. "Let me draw It as I wish, and if I draw too much, tell me. Do not fix an amount. If I think of money I will not work as well. Build me a house, if you wish, and a laboratory. That Is all I want." The body will lie In state for public homage, tomorrow after noon In the house which the em ploying firm provided. Brief tributes will be paid from city church pulpits tomorrow morn ing; flags will be at half mast and public buildings will be draped. On Monday afternoon private funeral services will be held in the home, and the body will be interred in Vale cemetery. It was learned today that Oscar Asmussen, a friend of the inven tof in Switzerland, led Dr. Stein metz- to come to America thirty years ago and paid the expenses of the voyage. FIGHT ON KELLOGG CERTAININSENATE Progressives Will Oppose Confirmation as Envoy to Great Britain. Progressives of the northwest will strongly oppose confirmation of for mer Senator Kellogg of Minnesota to be ambassador to Great Britain, Senator Frazier, republican, of North Dakota said here last night. Mr. Kellogg, Senator Frazier said, was defeated for re-election and the election of Magnus Johnson a year later showed the sentiment of the people of the northwest had not changed. In addition, he said, states adjacent to North Dakota had registered in unmistakable terms of though., and that thought was not along the same lines as that of former Senator Kellogg. •Senator Frazier would not predict the course of individual progressives, but he said Mr. Kellogg would be Strongly opposed. Surprise Expressed. Considerable surprise was caused in official and political circles when Kel logg’s appointment became known on Friday. Comment upon the President's selection was varied in its nature, and while there was any amount of criti cism and displeasure expressed by some leaders, It was generally con ceded that Senator Kellogg will be ac ceptable to Great Britain and that his nomination will be readily confirmed when It is sent to the Senate. Those who expressed disapproval over the selection explained that while there was no question about Senator Kellogg’s ability as a lawyer and that he probably Is eminently qualified to satisfactorily fill the post in question, the appointment will not help the President nor the party po litically. They say that Kellogg’s advancement will not advance the in terests of the party In Minnesota or the middle west, inasmuch as he was overwhelmingly defeated for re-elec tion to the Senate last November. Disliked by Reactionaries. Also, the reactionary wing in the Senate are not expected to take very kindly to the appointment because of his very mild attitude toward the league of nations’ flght in the Senate and because he was a most ardent supporter of President Hard ing’s world court plan. One promi nent western senator, while com menting upon the selection, said to day that it was a most unwise move on the part of the President and that it will cost him the delegates from at least three northwestern states at the next republican convention. Os course, there Is much specula tion as to how the President hap pened to decide upon Senator Kel logg. Who was responsible for It? is asked by many. It is realized that Senator Kellogg was one of Presi dent Harding’s most Intimate friends and advisers, and there are some per sons who contend that Mr. Harding had promised Mr. Kellogg the St. James post when'Col. Harvey retired. In fact, there are those who are firmly convinced that this Is the case and that President Coolidge, who al ways has had a high regard for Sen ator Kellogg, Is fulfilling the promise of hl» predecessor. FAVORED IN LONDON. By the Aeeoclated Press. LONDON, October 27.—1 t Is expect ed that one of Ambassador Harvey’s last acts before leaving here for home next week will be to approach tbe government on the acceptance of Frank B. Kellogg as his successor. British officials seem to view Mr. Kellogg’s legal and Judicial attain ments and’ tbe public service he has renedered as especially qualifying him for America’s 'highest diplomatic post. When Ambassador Harvey leaves here Saturday he will be accompanied by Frederic R. Dolbears, the .first secretary of the embassy, who will remain In Washington a few weeks. Post Wheeler, counselor of the em bassy, will be in charge until the arrival of the new ambassador. TODAY’S STAR PART ONE—2B Pages. General News—Local, National, Foreign. National Political Survey—Page 6. Notes of Arts and Artist* —Page 18. New* of the Clubs —Page 20. Radio News and Gossip—Page 22. Schools and Codeges—Page 24. Around the City—Page 26. PART TWO—IB Pages. Editorials and Editorial Features. Washington and Other Society. Tales of Well Known Folk—Page 13. D. A. R. Activities —Page 14. Army and Navy News—Page 15. National Guard News-r Page 15. Veterans of the Great War—Page 15. Reviews of New Books —Page 15. Boys’ and Girls’ Page—Page 17. Girl Scout News—Page 17. Boy Scout News—Page 17. Parent. Teacher Activities—Page 17. PART THREE—I 2 Paages. Amusements—Theaters and the Photo play. Music in Washington—Page 5. Serial, ‘‘The Double Chance”—Page 5. Motors and Motoring—Pages 6 to 10. Fraternities—Page 11. . — m The Civilian Army—Page 11. PART FOUR—4 Pages. Pink Sports Section. PART FIVE—B Pages. Magazine Section—Features and Fiction. PART SIX—I 2 Pages. Classified Advertising—Pages 1 to 9. At tho Community Centers—Page 9. Financial News—Pages 10 and 11. GRAPHIC SECTION—B Pages. World Events in Pictures. COMIC SECTION—4 Pages. Mutt and Jeff; Reg’lar Fellers; Betty; Mr. and Mrs. D. C. BUDGETRAISE EXCEEDS*) Bureau Impressed With Plea for Schools, Sewers and Street Paving. When the District estimates for next year go to Congress In Decem ber they probably will total approx imately $26,500,000, it was learned last night. This would be more than $1,000,000 In excess of the original restriction of $25,144,882 placed on the Commis sioners by the budget bureau. It was reliably reported ten days ago that the budget authorities had been favorably impressed by the arguments of the Commissioners for more money and that the limitation might bo raised to $26,000,000. Later reports indicate, however, that the budget bureau may go ap proximately $500,000 above the $26,- 000,000 mark. Schools, It is reported, will be given a substantial part of the added amount with the sewer department also receiving a comfortable increase. The original allotment for street paving also is likely to be raised in the readjustment of flgurea In all probability several more weeks will pass before the budget figures are finally settled, and until the day Congress meets it will not be definitely known how much has been allowed tbe District. That the figure will be well over $26,000,000, however, appears likely. CHIVALROUS STRANGER LIFTS. DIAMOND STUD After obliging Mrs. R. - N. R. Wheeler, wife of a railroad ticket agent at Detroit, Mich., by lifting her suit case on a street cay in front of the Union station yesterday after noon, a gallant young man happened to Jostle her husband on the rear platform of the car and lifted a $460 diamond stud from his tie. This is the report Mr. Wheeler gave police after discovering the loss some time later. He gave a minute description of the obliging stranger. Detective Sergt. James Sprlngman was assigned .to the case. ONE DEAD,?HURT IN ELKJDGE CRASH U. of Md. Student Killed When Car Turns Turtle After Foot Ball Game. By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, Md.. October 27.—One was killed and seven were injured when an automobile carrying eight persons was wrecked on the Washington boule vard near Eikrldge. The party, accord ing to police, was composed of four students at the University of Maryland and four girl companions. The police say the party was returning to Balti more after the foot ball game at Col lege Park between the University of Maryland and the University of North Carolina. Car Tania Turtle. The machine a complete som ersault. Persons hearing the crash found the four men and four girls lying on the road. They were placed In passing ma chines and taken to University Hospital here. In the clothing of one man was found cards which, police say, indi cated he was Richard D. Newman of Hagerstown and a student of the law school at the university. He was pronounced dead and the body was taken to the morgue. Three of the girls were students at the Maryland State Normal School and the fourth was a student at Goucher College, List of Victims. The list of dead and injured are: Richard D. Newman, Smithsburg, Md., dead, student. University of Maryland: Claude Whittington, Greensboro, N. C., student. University of Maryland, injured: Thelma White, 6 Bryant avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., student, Maryland State Normal School, injured; Sadie Kline, Smith street, Cumberland, student Goucher College, injured; Maude Trezise, 454 William street, Cumberland, Md., stu dent Maryland State Normal School, injured; Ruby Foley, 23 West Liberty street, Pittsburgh, Pa,, saleslady, in jured; Clyde E. Korns Baltimore, in jured. FOUND BY D. C. MAN. C. B. Bockenbaugh First to Aid Wreck Victims. Charles B. Bockenbaugh, who gave his address as 3033 Cambridge place northwest, Washington, who was on his way to Baltimore last night, was the first to come on the wreck. He said the students were riding In a five-passeng er touring car. Ho found the bodies lying In the road besides their wrecked car, picked up the dead man and two of the most seriously Injured students and rushed them to a Baltimore hospital. The Baltimore police are detaining him for the ooroners’s Inquest. TWO AUTOISTS DROWNED. LONSDALE, R. 1., October 27.—Two persons were drowned when an auto mobile forced off the state road near this village by two speeding automo biles, tonight plunged into Scott’s Pond. Two other persons were res cued. The dead are Mrs. Benjamin W. Smith, and George Allen, both of Pawtucket. Night Flight of Shenandoah Seen by Thousands in Capital Nocturnal flight of the giant Shen andoah, wonder aircraft of the United States Navy, over tho Capital at 7:15 last night brought tho Navy day pro gram here to a spectacular climax, for thousands of Washington residents. Tho Shenandoah, passing over the Capital on her return to Lakehurst, N. J., was Illuminated by search lights played upon her from the roof of a hotel. Thousands, who ordinarily pay no head to aircraft above the capital, craned their necks to get a view of the great gray mass dimly dramati cally outlined against the blackness of the night. Motorists stopped in tho middle of downtown streets to catch a glimpse of tbe super-dirigible without as “fro/n Press to Home Within the Hour ” The Star is delivered every evening and Sunday morning to Washington homes at 60 cents per month. Telephone Main 5000 and service will start immediately. * FIVE CENTS. Sodom Wiped Out By Oil Well Fire, Scientist Thinks By the Associated Press. BERLIN. October 27. —Sodom and Gomorrah were -destroyed by a gushing: oil well which was prob ably ignited by lightning, In the scientific opinion of Herr Reyers dorfer, a German scientist, who recently has been making a study of naphtha explosions. The scientist says that such gushers as are now known in the Caucasus, If fired during an elec trical storm, could easily create such a terrible spectacle as occur red in the two cities and could blot out the communities and their populations. DRY AGENTmiCE FEUD CARRIED ON FOR MANYMONTHS Details of Bitter Fight Re vealed at Hearing of Charges Against Davis. Enough recriminations. accusa tions, Implications, charges and in timations had been hurled back and forth by police and prohibition agents before the police trial board yes terday afternoon concluded the first ! day's hearing of charges against the vice squad of irregular enforce i ment of the dry law In the District jto convince the most conservative j observers packing the board room at the sixth precinct station that [ co-operation in liquor' raids here in i the last six months was far below zero in so far as the vice squad and certain prohibition agents were con cerned. When Chairman Wahly of the trial board called a halt after seven of the twenty specifications against Lieut. O. T. Davis, chief of the vice squad, had been aired from every pos sible angle, the record was replete with charges, countercharges and re buttal charges. It started with the first specifica tion against Davis, when testimony by Agents George Fowler and Clark K. Packard, under suspension as dry agents as the result of previous charges filed by Lieut. Davis, was given to the effect that an automobile had been stopped in Rhode Island avenue near 22d street northeast, during the closing days of last year, in which no liquor was found. Then It was brought out by the prosecu tion that Lieut. Davis later was seen with a bottle of whisky In his pos session, which he claimed had been seized in the automobile, according to witnesses, and which was used In the case against Pomeroy Brown and James Pritchard. This charge was one of fabrication of evidence to ob tain a conviction. Lieut. Davis de nied emphatically on the stand that he had ever seen the bottle referred to, and that he had no part In the search of the automobile or in the aftermath of this particular case. Frame-op Charged. Linton S. Evans, prohibition agent, and George Fowler, Jr., suspended prohibition agent, next testified that Lieut. Davis had suggested placement of a sign such as "We Do White washing" In front of a private resi dence to facilitate a raid, by obtain ing a "smelling” warrant. This was another “frame-up" charge. Davis denied this also, and Attorney T. Morris Wampler for the defense brought admissions in cross examina tion from the two witnesses to the effect that no date was recalled and not even the location of the proposed premises to be raided was known to the agents making the charge. Later, on the stand, Lieut Davis an nounced that he had thrown Evans out of the second precinct at one time because he could not tolerate his con duct with respect to prisoners and to other agents with Instructions nevtr to return, and that he had filed charges, which w-ere instrumental in having Evans removed from the Washington jurisdiction. As for another prohibition agent, Lieut Davis said: “1 didn’t want any connection with the man because I knew ho wasn’t right." This statement was made after Leon S. Ackerman, former prohibition agent, had taken the stand to testify that Davis had told George Fugitt a "buyer,” to go to 51 Florida avenue northwest and make purchases of liquor, and if he couldn’t make a purchase to "fill one up.” Davis declared that he could not use Fugitt, for he knew him too well, and that he wanted no dealings with Acker man. Incidentally, Lieut. Davis during examination said he remarked that (Continued on Page 2, Column 2.) much as a sounding: horn to indicate protest of those behind. The Shenandoah left its hangar at Lakehurst yesterday morning, travel ing over Philadelphia and western Maryland, down through the historic ▼alley of Virginia from which it got its -name, over Lynchburg and Rich mond, thence homeward byway of Washington and Baltimore. Last night's flight of the Shenan doah was the second over the Capital. Its first trip was made more than a month ago, during the daytime. BEACHES HANGAR SAFELY. LAKEHURST. N. J., October 27. The Navy’s airship, Shenandoah, ar (.ConUnued on Page 2, Column 6.) LLOYD GEORGE TRIP GOOD FORTUNE FOR U.S..SAYSCOOUDGE International Accord Aided by Ex-Premier, President’s Message to Banquet. HIGH OFFICIALS GUESTS OF OVERSEAS WRITERS Distinguished Britisher Visits Vir ginia Battlefields Today—Sails for Home Next Saturday. David Lloyd George bade farewell to Washington last night after learn ing at a dinner in his honor by the Overseas Writers that President Cool idge regarded his visit to America as “a piece of good fortune both for his country and our own and for the cause of international accord." It was the President’s first public utterance concerning the former British premier's whirlwind tour of this continent and was contained in a letter in which he expressed his inability to be present at tne fare well banquet tendered the nation's distinguished guest by the organiza tion of newspaper men. many of whom had been with Lloyd George during the Paris peace conferences. Applaud Coolidge Letter. The message came, from the White House at the end of a day literally crowded with gripping events for the famous Welshman—events that ofttlmes suggested the early friendly intercession of America in the swirl ing arena of European problems. It was received with vociferous applause by one of the most distinguished gatherings of men that has attended a fomal dinner in Washington in many years. “It is necessary for me to express to you," President Coolidge wrote Mark Sullivan, chairman of the Over seas Writers, "and your associates of the Overseas Writers my regrets that it is not possiiffe for me to join you this evening at the dinner you are giving for Mr. Lloyd George. It would have been a notable pleasure to share with your organization in the tribute that I know you will so heartily accord to your Illustrious guest from overseas. Counts Visit Fortunate. *T am very certain that his visit to America has been a piece of good for tune for both his country and our own and for the cause of international ac cord. During his stay among us, though It has been all too brief, he has voiced the appeal for that better understanding among nations, which must be at the base of all good rela tions. It has been a fine thing fer our people to become better acquainted with this eminent leader in civilisa tion’s struggle to maintain itself, and I hope he will feel, when he leaves us a.few days hence, that his effort In bnnglng his message to us has not been entirely a vain one. "It is especially gratifying that the members of your organization are entertaining him. In time of travail and great difficulty in the world, they played an exceedingly important part in interpreting Its problems to our country. For the sincere, intelligent and faithful efforts wnion they put forward in that cause recognition will be forever due. I know that you will have both a pleasant rnd a profitable evening, which I should be delighted to share with you If circumstances permitted. As they do not, I a:n tak ing this method to extend my greet ings and best wishes to you;’ dis tinguished guest of honor, the mem bers of the club and all who may have the good fortune to participate In the occasion. Many Notable Guests. Mr. Lloyd George sat to the right of Mr. Sullivan, Chief Justice Taft of the United States Supreme Court oc cupying the seat on the left of the club’s chairman. With him at the head of the table were the ambassa dors from Chile, Brazil, Germany and Japan, Associate Justices of the Su preme Court Mcßeynolds, Sutherland, Butler and Sanford; Secretary of War Weeks, Secretary of Agriculture Wal lace, Secretary of Commerce Hoover. Secretary of Interior Work, Maj. Gen. Tasker H. Bliss, Senator Reed Smoot. Third Assistant Secretary of State Baker, Senator William E. Borah, Henry Getty Chilton, charge d’affaires of the British embassy; Gilbert M. Hitchcock, former Secre tary of State Lansing and Commis sioner’Rudolph. Grouped around the tables in front of Mr. Lloyd George were several hundred of his newspaper men friends from both America and Eu rope and business men of both na tional and international reputation. Only two persons spoke. One was Mr. Lloyd George and the other Mr. Sullivan. Following the usual cus tom of the Overseas Writers, the re marks of both were treated as con fidential talks. To use Mr. Sullivan's own phrase: “There were no reporters present." British Flag In Flowers. If the distinguished British states man’s mind may have been tempted to wander from the emplr#.that he once swayed at will and his own be loved Wales, there was, however, much In song and story to carry him back across the Atlantic to his home land throughout the evening. The floral decorations represented the colors In the British union Jack, and the evening was opened with the playing of "God Save the King,” Im mediately after Mr. Lloyd George had been escorted to his seat. The lore of the Welsh countryside '(Continued on Page 2, Column '