Newspaper Page Text
BLADENSBURG ROAD 1 TO BE RESURFACED ii " * - Money Left From Other Jobs ■ to Be Used in Extend i ing Paving. a Having saved money on street pav ing this year, the highway division iof the engineer department will be able to . surface another section of •Bladensburg road in the spring, it ’was learned today. ! A smooth concrete top has been Uaid on Bladensburg road as far as •the viaduct near Langdon, which will .be extended considerably with funds ;left over from other jobs. ' i Leonard Robertson, assistant en gineer of highways, said today that jby Thanksgiving day the city will thave completed twenty-six of the •twenty-eight streets listed for sur facing this year. Congress in the current appropria tion act allowed $57-8,300 for new pav ing work, and the streets to be paved were specified in the act. In the case jof Bladensburg road, which is one •of the main entrances to the National Capital, the lawmakers did not limit the distance that might be surfaced. 1 Contract Price Good. The Commissioners were able to get * better contract price for concrete work than they had anticipated, which accounts for the fact that they •will have a balance to spend on ‘bladensburg road. • The streets that either are finished or nearing completion are: Spring; road and Terry place northwest, from j 16th street eastward; 13th street. Spring road to Shepherd street; Shepherd street, from 14th street westward; 13th street. Hamilton to Jefferson streets: Ingraham street, Georgia avenue to 13th street; Jeffer son .street, Georgia avenue to 13th street: Ingraham street, Sth to 9th streets; Crittenden street, Georgia avenue to Sth street; 9th street. Bu chanan to Crittenden streets; Buchan an street. Georgia avenue to Sth street; Sth street, Buchanan to Crit tenden streets; 7th street. Varnum to "Webster streets: Varnum street. Grant Circle to 4th street: 4th street. Varnum to Upshur streets; Connecti cut avenue. Porter to Tilden streets: Connecticut avenue. Van Xeas to Fes senden streets; Ascot- place north east. 2d to 3d streets; 3d street. Adams to Bryant streets; Tavlor street northeast. 10th to 12th Streets; Sigsbee place northeast, 10th to 12th streets: Shepherd street. 10th to 12th streets: Rhode Island avenue north east, 16th street to District line; Bladensburg road, from L street northward: Nichols avenue southeast, from the end of the asphalt to Port land street: Kenyon street. Mount Pleasant to 18th streets; Kansas avenue. Quincy to Shepherd streets. The highway division also will pave Alton place, between 38th and 39th streets, and Spring road be tween 14th and 16th streets. RINCHOT-MELLON DISPUTE HALTED (Continued from First Page.) plans for expansion of the guard and shortly would make known how much money will be asked of Con gress for the work. Mr. Mellon said he hoped that a better understanding with the Cana dian government would resuK from the forthcoming conference with Do minion officials on prohibition ques tions, and that any accords reached in that meeting should result in more effective prevention of unlawful im portations from Canada. Reference was" made by the Secre tary to the proposed treaty with Great Britain by which search and seizure of rum-runners outside the three-mile limit would be authorized. Expansion of the searching area, he said, would make it doubly imperative to strengthen the coast guard. Turning to the internal efforts at enforcement. Mr. Mellon said there were only 1.522 field agents and an administrative unit of about TOO with which to make flic country dry. “Notwithstanding the large area covered," the statement continued, “this force is less than one-eighth of the police force of the city of New York, less than one-fifth of that of the city of Chicago and a little more than ono-third of that of the city of Philadelphia. Os the total federal force, eighty six are assigned to Pennsylvania, the Secretary said, and he called attention to the strength of the Pennsylvania state police, which numbers 260. Violations mid Convictions. “Despite the smallness of the fed eral force available in that state." the statement added, “between August, j 3921, and October, 1923, it not only supervised the several hundred per mittees in that state, but discovered and reported 7,142 violations; ob tained 1.434 convictions in the federal courts; secured the imposition of fines to the amount of 1304.064.30; seized 2,425 illicit distilleries; seized and secured the forfeiture of 280 automo biles; collected tax penalties to the amount of $837,423.36, and secured in formation leading to the revocation of 336 permits, these being only par tial and incomplete returns. To all who are interested in facts, these fig ures will show that there has not only been earnest effort to enforce the prohibition law in the state of Pennsylvania, but that the results are as full as could be expected in con- | sideration, of the smallness of the force and the magnitude of the un dertaking; “As to the country generally, dur ing the fiscal year ended June 30, 1923. this little force of 1,522 en- I forcement officers made the in.spec- ] Lions for and supervised 123,813 per- ' mits; seized and destroyed 12,219.11- I licit distillery plants, 457,365.25 gal- I lons of illicit spirits, 4,803,872.92 gal- ' lons of illicit malt liquors, 555.443.34 j gallons of wine. 8,356.696 gallons of mush; seized and forfeited 3,977 auto- I mobiles, valued at $2,101,933.50; seized | and forfeited 134 boats, valued at ' $831,694.55; seized and destroyed prop- j erty, $3,375,139.33; seized property, SB.- j 103.138.20; arrested 66.936 offenders, secured and aided in securing the convictions of 34,067 offenders; secur ed and aided in securing the imposi tions of fines to the amount of $5,- 852,491.18, which fines went into the general Treasury and were not avail able for prohibition enforcement. In these operations, eleven enforcement officers lost their lives and forty-five were seriously injured. These facts will indicate whether there has been an honest effort to enforce the law. Cites Industrie! IMnntH, “We have in the United States sev enty-four industrial alcohol plants, au thorized to produce and sell industrial alcohol for non-beveragi- purposes; there are now no distilleries producing potable liquors in the United States; there are 492 cereal beverage plants, commonly called breweries, manufactur ing cereal beverages of less than one half of 1 per cent of alcoholic strength, the manufacture of real beer, as form erly understood, not being allowed by law, and 963 wineries, where taxable wine is manufactured for sale for non beverage use and sacramental purposes. The industrial alcohol plants are chiefly located in the middle west, the south and the east, the breweries in the east and the bulk of the wineries in the west. All these Institutions must be surveyed, bonded, permitted, supervised and con trolled. I believe that, with an ade quate force, the law can be well en forced at these plants. Thai the Con gress should make an Increased appro priation for the field force Is clearly manifest."’ Sprinkle a little salt on the bottom of the frying pan and this will keep ihe fat in boiling from splashing onto the grate and hands, especially when frying meats, sausages, etc. ~ DICTATOR AT ONCE FOR BERLIN, OR WAR, BAVARIA DEMANDS (Continued from First Page.) official currency, and 1$» acceptance as such is made obligatory. The government also decreed that foreign currencies must be reckoned on the basis of the official rates specified by the Reichsbank and that the new German gold loan, which in the past few days has been made the objective of speculation, will hereafter only be bought and sold at the official rate. The Reichsbank fixed today’s dollar rate at 420,000,000,000 marks. COLOGNE IS PLEASED. Unceremonious Expulsion of Sepa ratists at Alx Is Hailed. BY GEORGE WITTE. By t'abie to The Star and Chicago Daily News. Copyright, 1923. COLOGNE, November 3. —Great satisfaction is expressed here over the .unceremonious expulsion of the separatists from Aix-la-Chapelle by the Belgian occupation authorities. In British circles it has been feared thiit difficulties between the British troops of occupation and the Belgians and French would arise over the tolerant attitude adopted "by the latter toward the separatists. Great BritalfTs demarche in Paris over the separatist question is believed here to have caused the drastic change in Belgium’s attitude. In the last few days It has even bene rumored here that Great Britain might withdraw her troops from the Rhineland if the separatists should be encouraged in any way by the French and Belgians. This rumor was denied in official British circles, but persisted nevertheless. FRENCH DENY INTEREST. Poincare Declares He Is Not En couraging Separatists. By the Associated Press. PARIS. November 3.—The French government is not interested in any Rhineland separation movement, is not involved in the present one and Is not encouraging it. This is Pre mier Poincare’s reply to the British note in which the question was raised whether it would not be a breach of the treaty of Versailles if the Rhineland was separated from the reich. At Jhe same time M. Poincare points out that in bis opinion article 27 of the treaty of Versailles, which Mafquls Curzon, British foreign secretary, interpreted as guarantee ing the German frontiers, simply fixed them and that, as a matter of jurisprudence, that clause could not be construed as a guarantee of" territo rial Integrity. Belgian Authority Denied. PARIH, November 3.—A Havas dispatch from Aix-la-Chapelle says the action of the Belgians in eject ing the separatists from Aix was taken, without the interallied high commission having been consulted. SOCIALISTS QUIT CABINET. By Uj* Associated Press. BERLIN. November 3.—Chancellor Stresetuan n’s moribund four-party coalition cabinet, which the doughty chancellor regurrected from the last parliamentary crisis, lost one of its chief props last night when the united socialists at a party caucus voted to I recall their three ministers from the cabinet. The defection of the socialists from the government with which they nev er were in complete accord from the moment they were coaxed back into it a month ago. followed two days of waiting for the chancellor s reply to I their ultimatum embodying a series j.of demands,which obviously had been j forced upon the party's moderated I minority by the clamorous left wing. The vote of the socialists to with draw from the coalition was carried jby a big majority. They are repre sented in the cabinet by Wilhelm Sollemann. minister of the interior; Gustav Kadbach, minister of justice, and Robert Schmidt, minister of re construction. I Iflmatimi I« Denounced. Dr. Stresemann has been indis i posed for the last two days, but is | suspected of having given the pro gram of the radicals mature thought in the quiet of his private chambers, J and when the party’s emissaries [called he briefly informed them that | their ultimatum Was ill-timed, ill | considered and wholly unfeasible in the present situation, and that it be hooved their party, as an integral part of tlie coalition, to hold back with such procedure while the nation was passing through a grave internal crisis, which was further augmented bv complicated foreign relations. The chancellor’s reply brought a swift rejoinder frym the socialists last night, when in party caucus and after brief debate they voted in favor of recalling their ministers and with drawing from the cabinet. The dissolution of the reichstag, followed by the installation of a dic tatorial government, or the con tinuance in office of t’hancellor Stresemann at the head of a "rump"’ cabinet, comprising the bourgeois parties, arc eventualities suggested by the retirement of the socialists from the present coalitiSn. -There were no indications tonight that the entire cabinet would resign. The chancellor will be apprised by the ■bourgeois parties tomorrow of their attitude on the question of entering a minority cabinet. ’ Hill Now Inoperative. With the disappearance of the so cialists from the coalition govern ment which voted the emergencies powers bill, this bill automatically ceases to be operative, although the chancellor. In the event he continues in office, will be in a position to equip himself with dictatorial authority in connection with the enactment of eco nomic and social legislation through presidential mandate, in accordance with paragraph 48 of the federal con stitution. The four-party coalition. which came to an end, ruled the reichstag just long enough to witness the dollar rate climb from six hundred million marks fouri weeks ago to four hun dred billion marks today. During the same period the price of bread Jumped to twenty-five billion marks, while dill pickles today were quoted at four billion marks each. These are some of the more urgent reasons for which socialists may be said to have felt their participation in the coalition government was a source of embarrassment and to have welcomed the pretext to resume their favorite pastime of parliamentary opposition, in which role they con sider themselves better enabled to conserve their party’s prestige with the man in the streets. The steady downward- trend of the nation’s social and economic condi tions is considered to explain the lethargy with which the public gen erally views the Inertia of the relchs tug In a situation which is deemed ■to call for patriotism rather than partisan fealty. Mny Dismiss Reichstag. In the present situation President Ebert seemingly is confronted with the choice of dismissing the reichstag indefinitely and inaugurating a dic tatorial regime or of adhering to the parliamentary system of rule by party. The former alternative finds an Increased number of defenders in reichstag circles, where there is a strong conviction that further dalli ance with party government will only prove still more disastrous because of its established incapacity to deal with current economic and social problems. INDIANS FACE STARVATION. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.. November 3. —Senator Henrik Shtpstead. back from the White Earth Indian reserva tion, reports that hundreds of In dians in Minnesota face starvation this winter unless given Immediate federal relief. . i" \ '' *■ . 1 • THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, P. G„ SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3. 1923. EMERGENCY PUNS ai CAMPAIGN Congested Condition of Hos pital Said to Make Step Imperative. Announcement that Emergency Hospital would conduct a drive for $500,000 for Improvements, the reduc tion of the floating debt and the building of a nurses’ home, during the early part of next year, was made to day. Decision for such a drive was reached at a meeting of the board pf directors of the institution last night. Edward Clifford, formerly assistant secretary of the Treasury and now a member of a local law firm, will head the Washingtonians interested In the collection of the money. The cqngested condition Os the hos pital, the dire need for a new nurses’ home, general improvements to the hospital that are needed, as well as the necessity for the reduction of the floating debt of $260,000 now reposing on the hospital books —which includes the purchase price for the site of the new home for nurses—all entered into the deliberations which resulted in decision for the drive. For the past two years Emergency Hospital has been considering such a drive. One thing after another crop ped up, however, and the institution was reluctant tm Impose upon the public another burden to those al ready being borne by Washingtonians, and the decision to start the drive was continually postponed until the situation became imperative in its de mands for action. There is no alternative, it was stated at the hospital today. The drive must be pul on or the hospital’s financial situation will preclude the presentation of such service to the public as 1$ demands. Emergency Hospital also was hit by the same neglect which gave Cas ualty Hospital a staggering blow when an emergency deficiency bill failed of passage on Capitol Hill and the hospital failed to collect a SIO,OOO bill coming to It for treatment of Board of Charities patients. The larger the number of charity patients treated, anyhow, the larger a deficit faces a hospital. It 1s agreed that $3.90 is the minimum average cost for treating a patient, which is charged to the board of charities of the District. The actual amount that is received by the hospital from the board: of charities through congres sional ; appropriation amounts to exactly $2. As a result the more pa tients ; thus treated, the more often $1.90 Ik written up on the wrong side of the' hospital ledger. WHOLESALE MILK PRICE HERE 37 CENTS A GALLON Local Dairymen Contradict State ment of Lower Figure, Issued Yesterday in Baltimore. The average wholesale price which Washington dealers pay the farmers for milk now is 37 cents a gallon, and not 33 cents, as stated in a dispatch from Baltimore yesterday. local dairymen explained today. A member of one local firm pointed out that while 33 cents is the basic price for milk of 3.5 per cent butter -1 fat. the local dairies pay an added sum so) - 4 per cent milk, and also a bonus Tor cattle score, making the average wholesale figure 37 cents. It a I*o was stated by a local dairy man that the Baltimore dealers charge 'a flat retail price of 13 cents to all purchasers, while Washington dairies sell at 15 cents a quart to households and 13 cents to stores. This, ihey contend, makes the average (retail price in Washington 14 cents. DES MOINES MAKES BID. Promises Fair Rates for Republi can Convention. Following announcement by Chalr -1 man Adams that Chicago would not ; get the republican national conven j tion unless the hotels of the city agreed to make reasonable rates for the visitors. Des Moines. in Chairman Adams’ own state of lowa, has made an offer to entertain the convention. The telegram from the chamber of commerce received by Chairman Adams today promises fair hotel rates. »3th ample accommodations and an adequate coliseum, and says that the "convention will be received i "in the spirit of the city and state, rich in -.courtesy and hospitality.” The telegram will be submitted to the subcommittee of the republican national committee which will meet here November 15 and which will consider sill applications for the priv ilege of entertaining the convention. SEEKS TO KEEP RELICS. Mrs. Lee Wants Suit for Family Treasures Dismissed. The Dls.trict Supreme Court has been asked by Mrs. Mary Tabb Lee of Fairfax Court House, Va,, to dis miss a suit recently brought against her to compel a division of a trunk ful of relics of George Washington and Gen Rdfjert E. Lee. The suit was Instituted by Mrs. Alary M. Lee. widow of Col. Robert E. Lee. 3d. whose husband had willed her his share of the heirloom*. Through Attorneys Barbour & Keith. Mrs. Mary Tabb Lee, who is a daughter-in-law of the Confederate chieftain, claims that if she can be sued in , till* matter the proceeding should be in the courts of Fairfax county, where the estate of her son. Robert K. Lee. 3d, 1s being admin istered. The defendant claims that the younger Mrs. Ijee has failed to establish property rights in the relics. SWEDISH CROWN PRINCE WEDS LADY MOUNTBATTEN (Continued from First Page.) bridegroom sat the reigning sov ereigns of Sweden and Great Britain. Members of both' royal houses occu pied nearby chairs. Behind them were the bridesmaids and distributed through the rest of the chapel were notables of Great Britain and Sweden and of many other countries. The simplicity of the marriage ceremony was sustained after the church service. King George and Queen Mary and King Gustave and Queen Victoria attended the wedding rcosptlon in an informal manner, not asP'their majesties." There was no monster wedding cake to fill the eyes and the mouths of those invited to the reception at Clock House, adjoin , Ing Kensington Palace—only an or ! dinary bridal cake of simple design I prepared by an unpretentious cook, who has been Ip the bride's family for many years. Nor was there a glittering display of wedding’ gifts. From the first the bride had asked her friends to give her furniture and articles for her home, and as fast as these were re ceived they were shipped to Sweden, often in the packing boxes in which they arrived from the donors. The reception did not last.long and before nightfall the crown prince had taken his bride away from London on their honeymoon, most of which will be spent in Italy. They will ar rive in Stockholm on December It. Lands in Hoboken; Swims Icy River To See *Afnerica 9 By Ihe Associated Presa. NEW YORK, November De ciding that Hoboken “was not America,” an eighteen-year-old immigrant from Austria swam the Hudson to Manhattan at the frigid hour of 5 a.m. today. The youth, Marijana Strlleloh. walked down the gangplank of a liner at Ho boken Ikst Monday and started search for his aunt and uncle, who reside in that city, lie could not * get any one to understand him, and after four days decided he had not yet reached America. He got a. glimpse of the high "castles’’ across the river, and concluded that must be the place he sought. So he plunged into the cold Hud son and swam for Manhattan. He was dragged out by a tugboat crew and landed on a Manhattan pier almost exhausted. He had been In the water over an hour. TAXI DRIVER ROBBED BY TWO CUSTOMERS Takes Men Out on Military Road Only to Be Held Up—Rob bers Take $4. “Drive us to Sth and Florida avenue.” , Two men hopped into a taxi cab at 7th and Pennsylvania avenue, and Herman W. Gregory, taxi driver of 311 7th street south west, accommodated them. It was 5 a.m. today. By accepting these patrons Herman drove himself into a hold-up and loss of $4, The second order he got was at the first point. It was: "Now to Radio. Va.” Herman started to -that station. “You carr* stop here,” he was told when the Army gas station was reached on 'Military road near Radio. Herman slipped. A pistol muzzle stared at him. He was invited to alight. A ffrlsklng of his pockets developed 4 loot of $4. His fares departed. ; Gregory igdd the police one of the men had dafk hair and a heavy beard, a blue suit,lran slippers and a slouch bat, but no'overcoat. while the other had dark cl<|thlng. a faded khaki shirt, light hair, a' brown cap and broad tan shoes. Defective W. 0. Embry was assigned the case at police headquar ters and reported it to Sheriff A. C. Clements of Arlington county, who will line up suspects for Gregory to iden tify If possible. FRENCH.HORSE READY to; challenge zev (Continued from First Page.) the entry box of acceptances to the race. Carl Weldemann’s In Memoriam. the hope othe home folk in the classic; Mrs! Payne Whitney's Rialto, another easterner of fine record, and (’. W, Hay’;# Taylor Hay were others named to stlirt. The entry of Taylor Hay probaMy was made in order to earn the sl,*oo that goes to the owner of the fourth horse, but there are four others : entered and It was ex pected he wftuld be withdrawn Zev returned to Kentucky yester day morning for the first time since he entrained, from Churchill Downs. Louisville, after winning the Ken tucky Derbj* last May. His arrival was welcomed by officials of the Jockey Club, horsemen and followers Who felt thel least bit leary that he would not bf here for the race, de spite the early announcements of Owner Sinclair and Trainer Hildreth 'that he was la certain starter in the championshli# poole Glides my own. * - Selection offjockey Announced for Latonia Classic. CINCINNATI, Ohio, November 3. Announcement was made early today that Earl Polle would ride Rear Ad miral Cary T. Grayson's My Own in the Latonia championship classic this afternoon. CARTER LEAVES LUXOR. -* ‘ Brings Case!of Treasures for Cairo Museum. CAIRO, Egypt. November 3.—How ard Carter |a* arrived here from Luxor for a stay of several days, dur ing which he will supervise the un packing of several cases of treasures taken from the Tutankhamen tomb. The objects t|ilf be exhibited in the Cairo Museunl Returning to Luxor early next week. Mr. Carter plans to reopen the tomb and begin the season’s work It is understood that two treasure chambers as p.-et untouched will be closed up andgnot cleared until next season. YOUNG ROCKEFELLER PAID S2O WEEK'AS BANK CLERK Leaves Work After Nine Hours to Meet Bride in Auto and Un pack New Furniture. . By Ihe Anooclated ALBANY, N. •., November 3. —God- frey S. Rockefeller, son of the late V\ illlain G. Rtl'kefelier and grand nephew of Johli D. Rockefeller is getting S2O a vieek at his first Job. He is a clerk l| the transit depart ment of a bankjhere. He put in nine-hours yesterday his first work day, ihen sallied forth to meet his bride :of five months, the former Miss Helen Gratz of St. Louis, to go in their automobile to their new apartment home and unpack the fur niture. | KILLED IN ipAHO WRECK. Lieutenant Governor’s Wife Dies. He Is Seriously Hurt. POCATELLO. Idaho. November 3. —Mrs. Nelson Story, Jr., wife of the Lieutenant Governor of Montana, was killed instantly yesterday, and Lieut. Gov. Story seriously- Injured when their automobile overturned on the state highway# near McCammon, Idaho. I Story’s Injuries Iwere serious, but physicians say he *nay recover. The nature of the injuries was not made public. He still I was unconscious tonight. f Mr. and Mrs. Stury were the only occupants of the c*r, which was de molished. THE jLINE OF DUTY CLUB. Inclosed fin J my subscription for $ for the family of Policeman lohn W. Purcell, killed in line of duty. This • subscription a*so pledges me automatically to membership in the Line ofsDuty Club, and in future cases similar to this my contribution of not less than $1 will be forthcoming. Signed Address Clip this out. Put it in an envelope, with the contribu tion. and mail ft'to the cashier of The Evening Star today. COMMITTEE ENDS OIL LEASE PROBE Likely to Prepare Report on Teapot Dome Transfer Within Month. The Srnat# public lands committee, after an investigation of two weeks of the lease of the Teapot Dome naval reserve to the Hurry F. Sinclair oil interests, closed Ms hearings yester day. It was announced the committee •will attempt to reassemble later this month to conclude Its Inquiry and pre pare a report to Congress. Commander Nlunrt a Witness, Commander H. A. Stuart yesterday told the committee that former Sec retary Fall of the Interior Depart ment after the transfer of the naval reserves In California and Wyoming from the Navy to the Interior De partment had Insisted that Secretary Denby detach him and Commander Shafroth, who with him had charge of naval oil reserve matters in the Navy Department, and send both out of the city. This was done, he said, because both had opposed the methods adopted by the Interior Department in administering the affairs of the naval reserves. Frederick G. Clapp, one of the two geologists who Investigated condi tions at Teapot Dome for the com mittee, with special reference to the danger of the oil supply there being depleted by drainage, testified there had been a misconception in some quarters of the reports submitted. He explained that he and his associate, James O. Lewis, were of the opinion that reserv&’s potential supply rang ed between 12,000,000 and 29,000,000 barrels. Explains Difference in Estimates. Calling attention to the original estimate of the bureau of mines that the supply would approximate 135,- 000,000 barrels, the witness attributed the difference between that forecast and the one made by Lewis and him to more accurate information in their possession. "Drainage which has taken place has been slight,” Clapp testified. “It is Impossible to say exactly how much, but I do not think the drainage of oil up to this time from Teapot Dome into the Salt Creek field has ex ceeded 50,000 barrels.” DRY AGENT CASES WAIT. Treasury Not Yet Beady to Take Up Charges. Further inquiry Into the conduct of three local prphlbition agents. Ruby, PacVard and Fowler, suspend ed following charges by the police, will be made before Treasury officials take any further action toward their exoneration or separation from the service. Matters brought out in court testi mony when members of the police vice squad were placed on trial on account of counter-charges by the prohibition agents will be gone over thoroughly by the Treasury, it was said, before a final report on the matter has been submitted by Elmer Irey of the special intelligence unit to Commissioner Blair of the Inter nal revenue bureau. P. 75 COLLECTED FOR DEADOFFICER Much Larger Contribution Expected* to Aid Family of J. W. Purcell. Brother officers of the late John W. Purcell, colored policeman, killed in line of duty last October 15, have come forward with contributions which, added to miscellaneous con tributions from friends, form a nu cleus of $543.75 for the Purcell fund of the Line of Duty Club. And early arrival of subscriptions from members of the Line and Duty Club, formed four years ago when Policeman O. W. McKimmie was slain by a fleeing burglar, brought $4 tno e into the fund. E. C. Hef»se. who is In charge of police books and property, has the first subscriptions in hand. Others will be acknowledged through the columns of The Star. Gave Large Amounts. Referring back to the files of 1920, it was discovered today that more than SIO,OOO was contributed to the family of Policeman McKimmie, and a similar amount t 6 the family of De tective James Armstrong, both of whom were killed in line of duty. Immediately after the death of Pur cell his brother officers started sub scriptions in various precincts. ’Only partial returns are available thus far. More is to come later. Monday, it is hoped, the first siza ble batch of contributions from those Washingtonians who pledged them selves as members of the Line of Duty Club in the years past -will respond with the generosity that characterized those campaigns. Roll of Honor. The honor names In this campaign of the Line of Duty Club are: Thomas TV. Sargent. $1; Thornton Williams. $2. Another dollar ’ffash” was received by The Star, also. Here's the list of policemen and friends of Policeman Purcell who contributed to Mr. Hesse: Henry G, Pratt. $5: C. A. Evans. $5: E. C. Hesse, $5; Frank Smith."ss; Richard J. Smith. $5; Prank Hall, $2; Anony mous. $5; Loroy Mark, $25; E. A. D., $1; Washington Development Corpo ration, $5; C. A. Marino, SSO; Charles Cutely, $5; S. H. Dudley, $25. and R. E. Mattingly, $5, Total, $l4B. Policemen at No. 1-precinct, $62; No. 2 precinct. $56; No. 4 precinct. $79; No. 5 prefcinct, $23.25; No. 7 precinct, $62; No. 8 precinct, $58.50; No. 11 precinct, $34; Harbor precinct. s2l. Total from precincts, $395.75. Total In hands of E. C. Hesse. $543.75; total at Star Office, $4; grand total. $547,.75. f SOCIETY WOMAN KILLS SELF, BELIEVED INSANE Mrs. Gregory van Sicklen Mc- Loughlln Dies iii Hospital From Gunshot Wound. By the Associated Press.- NEW YORK, November 3.—Tem porary Insanity was assigned today by members of the family as the caiyse of the suicide yesterday of Mrs. Gregory van Sicklen McLaugh lin, once a favorite In New York society. She died in a hospital last night five hours after she had shot herself In the chest in her home at Mount Kisco. Repeated questions as to the cause of her act brought only the answer that she “did it because she wanted to.’’ She toid her husband, who is a well known painter and the son of a New York banker, that she had pulled the trigger three times before the cartridge exploded. Members of the family said she had appeared happy up to the. time of the tragedy, spending several hours in the company of her three children. Mrs. MeLoughlin was the daughter of Mrs. Cornelius,Van Vorst Sewell, a member of one of New York’s old est families. Shortly after the wedding Mrs. Mc- Loughiln surprised the society world by , J dr i? pp^nB society entirely. She said she had no patience with "but terfly activities” and wanted to de voto herself to housework, charity and study. SONS OF VETERANS HOLD HARDING RITES Cushing Camp Pays Tribute to Late President at Pythian Temple. With their hall at Knights of } vthias Temple filWl to its rapacity Friday night. William R. Cushing Camp, No, 30. Sons of Veterans, U. S. A., held special services to com memorate the blrthdav of the late President Warren G. Harding, who member of the organization, and also by the initiation of a class of candidates in honor of the occa sion. The new members Initiated are Jesse Alfred Moss, Ernest F Williams. William Elbert Everett. A. J. Barnum, John William Durham, Dee Edward Eynon, William C. Kyle. Harry P. Wiley, James S. Kane, A. D. McKenzie, A. F. Johnson and Frank H. Hiatt. Following the business session pa triotic exercises were held with Past Division Commander J. Clinton Hiatt, the camps patriotic instructor, in charge. Among those who addressed the meeting was Past Commander-in- Chlef Harley V. Speeiman, register of the United States Treasury, a na tive of Ohio, and a close and intimate friend of President Harding since his boyhood days, who eulogized the President in glowing terms. He said the late President was a conscientious man. a true Christian and devoted to his country. At the conclusion of the address the audience arose and stood in silence for several minutes in re spect to the late President. The char ter of the camp was draped in mourn ing in respect to the occasion. Herbert D Davis. auditor of the United States district court, also spoke in glowing terms of the late President Frederick J. Rice, former assistant United States district attorney, also paid in eloquent terms words of praise to President Harding. Maj, H. L- Deam, past commander of the Depart ment of the Potomac. G. A. R., was given a royal reception when he arose to speak, for his presence is always an inspiration to the Sons of Veter ans. Past Commander C. H. Babbit of Burnside Post. G. A. R.. to which post the camp is an auxiliary, also spoke. Division Commander James W. Lyons congratulated the camp upon its large class admitted to the order. STUDENTS WILL CHART SNEEZES AND SNIFFLES Special Dispatch to The Star. CHICAGO, November 3.—Sneeze and sniffle charts are to be kept beginning today, throughout the influenza sea sons. by students of University of Chicago. Ohio State University, Har vard. University of California and Louisiana State University. The idea, originated by the federal public health service, is to get the low down on the low centers of the country, where some experts believe there is low resistance to epidemics like grippe. Blanks are today in the hands of students at the Midway Uni versity. and they will be in the hands of ail students of the other test in stitutions Monday. Every time a “flu” germ takes a bite, or there is more than the normal use of the handkerchief, the victim must jot it down on the form chart, keeping as close a record as possible of the development of the attack. Dr. James G. Townsend, health serv ice investigator for the Great Lakes region, explained that at the end of the. winter statistics will be tabulated from the charts, which should 'show which sections of the country produce the greatest and the least resistance to colds and influenza. Then public health officials in the hardier sections will be enabled to guard against epi demics that might" arise from- the coming of infected persons* from low resistance centers. • PIMLICO ENTRIES FOR MONDAY. FIRST RACE—Two-yesr-olds; purse. $1,300: six furlongs. Briggs Buchanan. 117 Abu Ben Ahdem., 112 Batam&n 117 Eagerness 114 Daxxler U7 Dante 117 Happy Night 114 Sun Magnet 114 Much Ado 114 Bob’a Mary 114 Mias Cameo 114 Dear Maria 114 long Point 112 Oelmor 112 Bmnio Omar 112 Altissimo 112 Omega H 4 SECOND RACE—The Towson ateeplechaae; claiming; three-year-olds and up; purae, $2,000; two miles. tArmenus 148 Flying Frog 144 ■fOrouch 137 Vox Pupuli 2d .. 144' Gold Bar 187 Bock 146 Gold Foyle 144 Chuckle 13* fMra. W. 0. Jackaon and Samuel Ross entry, THIRD RACE-a 52,000; The Equity handi cap: three-year-olds and up: one mile and a aizteenth. Faith 90 Sattellelite 90 Golden- Rule 105 Sun Guest 96 John Paul Jones. 112 Thimble 106 Miss Cerona ~’9B ttWilkes-Barre .. 99 tOpporman 108 tTriple Springs Farm entry. sThree pounds claimed for rider. FOURTH RACE—SI,SOO; The Forest Park handicap; claiming; all ages; six furlongs. Flintstone 107 Poe 106 Wild Drake 102 Pietros 110 Blue Hawk 99 ‘Wraith 84 Aladdin 102 Mercury 194 Coenoan 105 Fredericktown ... 99 Excuse Me 102 ‘Whirlwind 107 Qalant Man 109 Big Heart 114 ‘Hidden Jewel... 106 Main Mast 112 Nool 103 FIFTH RACE—The Pimlico serial weight; for all ages; $3,500 added: one mile. garaisa 100 tFlagstaff 180 tßunting 186 Gen. Thatcher ... 180 tH. P. Whitney entry. SIXTH RACE—The Tlmontum; purse, $X;600; three-year-olds and up; one mile and three-sixteenths. Valley of Dreams 104 Crack o’ Dawn.. 109 ‘Scarlet Bugler.. 104 ‘Rejection 101 •Trajanue * 108 Overtake ....... 113 •The Roll Ca 11... 118 Fairway 117 Lady Myra 168 Yennio 103 High Speed 109 SEVENTH RACE— Claiming; purse, $1,800; three-year-olds and up; one mile and a quarter. •Sark Horse .... 107 Clean Gone 118 Anniversary 118 ‘Explosive 109 •Sea Monarch 107 El Josmar 180 Dan H* Ashland 118 •Lady Zeus 109 ‘By Jlminy 112 OMloh 116 ‘Bigger Still .... 101 Bastille 116 Rouen 117 . ‘Five pounds apprentice sllswsugg claimed. 1 Weather clear; track fast. Sartzen tßuntlng VISITATIONS CLOSE MASONIC PERIOD \ Grand Master Finley and Grand Lodge Officers Visit Two Lodges. Completing one of the most, if not the most, eventful periods in the history of Freemasonry, Dr. Mark F. Finley, grand master of Masons of the District of Columbia, accompanied by the other officers of the Grand Dodge, last evening made official vis itations to Debanon Dodge, No. 7, and Columbia Dodge, No. 3, both housed in Masonic Temple, 13th street and New York avenue, Columbia Dodge was chartered November 8. 1802, and Deb anon Dodge, October 8, 1811. The visitors were welcomed to Deb anon by Charles F. Hiecks, master, and to Columbia by De Witt T. Spen cer. master. Debanon Dodge had the “short end’’ of the visitation, but Co lurrtbja Dodge, with the better part of the evening at its disposal, provided a program of entertainment features, in charge of Past Master Harry B. Plankinton, following the transaction of necessary business. All the grand masters of the Ma sonic jurisdictions throughout the D T nltcd States were guests of the Grand Dodge of the District at a ban quet Wednesday evening in the Scot tish Rite House of the Temfcle, 16th and S streets, following the confer ence of grand masters and a sight seeing tour. It was the first time in history that an affair of the kind had been un dertaken. and, from the standpoint of the menu alone, the concensus of opinion was that it surpassed any thing in the memory of members of the craft. Personify Host Grand Dodge. Grand Master Finley, the officers of his official line and the masters of the thirty-four constituent lodges were present to personify the host Grand Dodge. It was also unique in that it was “a banquet with a toastmaster, but no toasts.” J. Claude Keiper, secre tary and treasurer of the George Washington Masonic National Me morial Association, was Introduced as toastmaster. He made several an nouncements, but would not permit any one else to speak. The committee which, arranged the affair consisted of Charles Cyrus Coombs, past grand master, chair man; Past Grand Masters J. Claude Keiper, Charles K. Baldwin and Joseph H, Milans; Charles F. Roberts, deputy grand master; Roe Fulkerson, senior grand warden; Gratz K. Dunkum, grand marshal; C. Fred Cook, grand pursuivant: Ellwood P. Morey, mas ter of Albert Pike Dodge, No. 36. and Harry Zehner, master of Hiram Dodge, No. 10. Following the banquet, the assem blage adjourned to the Eastern Star Auditorium, Masonic Temple, 13th New York avenue, where 'the visitation was made to Hiram Dodge, No. 10. Grand Master Finley welcomed thirty-one visiting grand masters, an opportunity and an ex perience never had by any other grand master. M. M. Degree Exemplified. At the end of the visitation, the M. M. degree was exemplified by a team from Corinthian Dodge, No. 241, of Detroit, Mich. The visitors were in costume, with proper accessories, and the work was conceded to be a revelation to this jurisdiction. The visitors from Detroit, headed by Clifton Ferguson, master, were met at L’nion station at noon Wednesday and welcomed by Harry Zehrer, mas ter of Hiram Dodge, and a special committee. They were shown the National Capital by means of auto mobiles during the afternoon and en tertained at dinner at the City Club at 5:30 o’clock. The Michiganders then proceeded to Masonic Temple to attend the visitation and put on the degree. Tlfe team was headed by Frank Dodge, past grand master of Michigan. The party from Detroit numbered 110 persons. th« women being espe cially entertained by a committee of the wives of members of Hiram Dodge, Mrs. Arthur Richards, chair man, through the medium pf auto rides, dinner at the City Club and at tendance at Keith’s Theater in the evening. ECONOMIC PARLEY HOPE VANISHING IN FACE OF OBSTACLES (Continued from First Page.) unanswered question as it was twen ty-four hours ago. Although the proposal for an ex pert committee under negotiation be tween Dondon and Paris is regarded as having frown out of n plan orig inally suggested by Secretary Hughes nearly a year ago, modifica cations brought forward by Prance have made it appear to some officials that the final draft of the plan may render American participation futile. It is apparent that no final decision will be reached until the exact terms of the French proposals are known. Presumably Ambassador Herrick talked over that subject in his con ference today with Premier Poincare, although the State Department had not been advised officially regarding it. Pending receipt of a report from him. all comment is withheld. The substar.ee in some excerpts from the French premier’s speeclj at Nevres on November 1, reached the State Department during the night through official channels, hut did not serve to throw any further light on the situation. So far as the Wash ington government is concerned, it was said authoritatively, there has been no development on which Presi dent Coolidge and his advisers could give a decision. ( oulldge Mew Finn, Statement* at the White House that President Coolidge would view the placing of restrictions on the pro posed expert committee inquiry Into Germany’s capacity to pay repara tions as committing the plan to al most certain failure had a distinctly depressing effect today, on the entire outlook. What effect the indicated desire of Premier Poincare of France to limit the scope of inquiry may have on the question of American participation was stated at the White House, when the President’s views were disclosed yesterday, to be as yet uncertain. It remains to be disclosed what stipula tions France may attach in Joining the allies in a formal invitation for unofficial American representation on the committee, and it was indicated much would depend on the language in which these might be couched Should they appear to place definite restrictions on the scope of inquiry, it was indicated that the Washington government probably would agree to American participation, but only after plainly stating its belief that an at tempt to settle the reparations ques tion in that way would be futile. Parley Basis Altered. Such restrictions as press accounts of Premier Poincare’s recent public addresses indicate the h tench desire to place upon the inquiry were said to be regarded by the I resident as altering completely the basis upon which the original American proposal was made for a study of the repara tions problem. What was contem plated in that, it was said, as an es sential condition for any promise of success in the undertaking, was a “complete and Inclusive examination of the whole question. On the question of selecting Amer lean representation on the proposed committee, it was said at the White House that the President had decided that, both because of their original itatus and the necessary absence from Washington involved, no mem ber of the cabinet would be selected. TALKS and TALES With and About CAPITAL’S GUESTS With "no axe to grind nor plum to pluck,’’ Henry Tobin, retired broker, expert golfer, close student of world problems and wealthy resident of Ventnor, Atlantic City's most exclu sive section, sat in the coffee room of the New Willard Hotel and answer ed In rat-a-tat fashion a barrage of questions hurled at him regarding general conditions. Prefacing his replies by saying he had always been a republican of the Independent type, Mr. Tobin, who Is a native of Cambridge, Mass., a Har vard graduate and an authority on financial matters, was most desirous that his remarks be considered as those of a private citizen, given with out fear of rubbing anybody's wool Condensed, the gist of his opinions follow: "Old Mr. Wolf has been ransacking Europe, but there are still many sly foxes hard at work on the job. “France has more money right now than before the war started. The Frenchman is unpopular in New York at present, and a noiseless boycott is being felt at many French cases. "While apparently preoccupied with matters at home, as per usual. John Bull is the busiest little bee attend ing the party. "If the discussion can be stretched out just a bit longer, there will be no need of the United States entering the league for, judged by New York, they will all be over here. "President Coolidge is well thought of in some sections of New Jersey, but there is a strong undercurrent for Secretary Hughes, who is con sidered the intellectual giant of tbe G. O. P. The same is true or New York. "The Edge forces will be victorious In New Jersey next Tuesday. “McAdoo couldn’t carry ten districts in New York and New Jersey com bined. “A1 Smith is the squarest politician New York ever produced. He Is an able official, honest man and reg’ler feller, who takes his presidential boom as the hugest of jokes—A! knows ■where he gets off, and says himself he is hardly known west of Buffalo. “Tammany Hall will win the ju diciary in the greater city. Tire dif ference between Tammany and the other crew is that the wigwam gives ’em a ton of coal, the reformers charge ’em toll. “It will take about three weeks for Senator Dodge and a few of his col leagues to show Magnus Johnson Just where he must sit—voice and all. "The American farmer is hogging the game. He’s raked in the pot and is now sticking around with his eyes on the ’kitty.' "Keep on talking about Henry Ford for President and it won’t be long be fore the man without a flivver will be considered peculiar. "Money conditions ■” but just then a bell boy announced that W. B Hibbs was ready for luncheon. And speaking of presidential pos sibilities; Much cold water was dashed on the calculations of those Dowden and McAdoo enthusiasts who are pulling for their favorites! to snatch the nomination by Hugh O’Neil of Chicago, lawyer, and close to the republican powers that be in that state. "There is some talk in certain sec - . tions of Illinois about former Gov Prank Dowden being the dark horse at the republican convention.” said the man who had much to do with nominating Presidqpt Harding. "But the wish is father to the thought, for there are too many in the stale familiar with Mr. Dowden's pro league tendencies. He is an inter nationalist of the most pronounced type, and as far back as twelve years ago referred to the Declaration of Independence as ‘a mass of generali ties’ before members of the Hamilton Republican Club at a banquet held in honor of Alexander Hamilton. He was publicly rebuked for his re marks that night and the incident has never been forgotten. "No. President Coolidge is gaining strength each day and it is generally felt in our section that he will make a stronger candidate than any man in the party. "As for Mr. McAdoo’s boom,” con tinued the Illinois man. "there is no signs of it in my state. Os course, the railroad people are back of him. but that is the extent of his strength. The former Secretary of the Treas ury can do nothing in New York, New Jersey and other eastern states. No. I'd say not a chance in the world At present more is heard of Senator Underwood out our way from demo crats high in the council.” With a head full of politics, a quick trip was made up to the Dee House in search of a certain actress, but hardly had an entrance been made when William P. Shanahan, new resi dent manager of the hotel, rushed through the lobby to catch a taxi for the station. Mr. Shanahan is a New Yorker, a resident of the Bronx, and is chair man of the democratic finance and campaign committee in his old home section His war paint, feathers and tomahawk were probably in his kit. as he was dressed in "civvies,” but did let loose a very peculiar screech when he cried: "Hurry it up, kebby; I’m fifteen minutes late'.’’ Bronx county, according to the hotel man. Is now a borough of more than 1,000,- 000 people. There have been many arguments set forth to show why the United States should keep out of the Euro pean squabble, but it probably re mains for Rice Illinois Steele, execu tive secretary of the Union Bible Study Association, who for thirty four years has traveled the globe spreading the teachings of the Bible, to fall back on the good book to substantiate those who favor Amer ica’s isolation. When seen in her apartments at the Hotel Dafayette, this remarkable woman, who has established thou sands of Bible classes all over the earth, was positive that according to the prophesies this country should stand aloof from European entangle m"l argue purely from a biblical standpoint. ” said Mrs. Steel, as she readjusted her glasses, and while it might sound un-Christian to many it is written in this book for all who would read it.” She then jumped from one verse to another, Quoting each as she found them, and based her interpretation of their meaning on the prophecy that ten kings wou d rule ten kingdoms in the old world once more, as in the days of the Ro man empire, and from them would eventually rise one man strong enough to lord it over all. Saturated with power, this one ruler would in time prove to be ’he anti-Christ, whom God will smite, after which the real ■Armagedaan. or i debt against God, will folic. , and !to America the believers will look f °TheTecturer and teacher said fur ther that throughout these changes the Jews would play a promineni P!, Mrs Steele was most optimistic ; over the work accomplished in far- I awav lands by her organization, and read' glowing reports from China. Japan, the gold coast of Africa Thibet and other countries wtaer Bible classes have been established. She gave statistics to show tha more than 1.000 classes had beer started in China, 500 in Africa, whll thousands were to bo found in Eng land. Ireland. Scotland, Australia I New Zealand, all states of the United States and in every section of Can ada. The missionary will remain in Washington several months before starting on her lecture tour. THE MIXER, HEALY IMPROVING. Building Inspector John P. Healy. who was taken suddenly 111 at hie office in the District building yester day afternoon, was said to be Im proved at home today. Health Officer Fowler and Assistant Health Officer Ford administered first aid to Mr. Healy when he col lapsed, and had him taken home im mediately.