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WEATHER. ' 1-
Fair tonight and tomorrow; colder
tonight; lowest temperature, about
freezing.'
Temperature for twenty-four hours
ended at 2 p.m, today: Highest,. 66.
At noon today: lowest, 42, at 8 p.m.
yesterday. Full report on page 7.
Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 24
No. 29,095.
DfXMUDE CAPTAIN’S
BODY FOUND IN SEA;
HOPE FJRSHIP DIES
Fishermen Recover Remains
Near Sicily—No Trace of
Airship Found.
49 MEMBERS OF CREW
MISSING; SEARCH GOES ON
French and Other Craft Comb
Mediterranean for Largest
Dirigible.'
Bj the Associated Press.
PARIS. December 28.—An official
announcement today said that- the
dirigible DixmUde had been lost at
sea.
The body of Lieut. Grenadan, com
mander of the missing dirigible Dlx
mude, has been found in Sicilian
■waters.
The-body was found by fishermen
six miles from land off Sclacca,
Sicily.
Its- discovery was reported by the
Italian maritime authorities to the
French naval attache at Rome.
A French cruiser and three tor
pedo boats were ordered to Sciacca.
The receipt of a telegram from
the French naval attache in Rome
announcing that .the body of Lieut.
Grenadan, commander of the miss
ing dirigible, had been found in Si
cilian waters caused all hopes of the
safety of tho Dixmude to be aban
doned. ThesO hopes had flared up
last evening on receipt of reports
that the balloon had been seen float
ing helplessly over the Sahara
desert.
Xo Doubt of Identity.
The Rome advices convinced the
officials there could be no possible
doubt as to the identity of the body
picked up. as Libut. Grenadan had
an identification tag on his wrist.
Italian fishermen hauling In their
nets at the end of their day’s task
last evening brought the body to the
surface. After It had been extricated
frotn the meshes It was found to be
that of a French naval officer in full
uniform.
It w%» rushed to Glrgenti, a small
cove near Sciacca, on the southwest
ern shore of Sicily. None of the
fishermen was able to read the' Iden
tification tag and the Identity of the
dead man was only made a certainty
■when the mayor and the school
teacher of the village viewed the
body, which was then taken to Sci
acca, whence a telegram announcing
the discovery was dispatched to
Rome.
Orders were Immediately tele
graphed to the naval base at Toulon
to dispatch all available light, speedy
craft to Sicilian .waters to cpjrtinue
the search for bodies from the Ill
fated airship.
The fact that no vestige of wreck
age from the airship or other bodies
of her crew were fouhd caused the
ministry of marine .to refrain from
giving orders as yet to discontinue
the. search of the African desert for
traces of the dirigible. The comb
ing of the Mediterranean, however,
between Sicily and the coast of north
ern Africa, will be the foremost
branch of the search in the immedi
ate future. •*,
May Have Stayed With Ship.
It is surmised thmat Lieut. Grenadan,
when he realized the dirigible was
lost, may have Instructed his men to
jump with their parachutes, and thdt
he decided to remain on board the
ship, which might have stayed'aloft
several hours, the commander going
down with her, while some* of the
crew may nave descended In the
wilds of northern Africa.
The Dixmude had fifty officers and
men on board when she left the
Geurs-Pierrefeu airdrome, near Mar
seille, on December 18 for a seventy
iwo-hour cruise. She flew across the
Mediterranean and over Algeria and
Tunisia to the edge of the desert of
Sahara, and then turned toward
home* She was last heard from (Jl
lectly on FViday, December 21, at 8
p.m., when she was about ninety
miles south of Biskra, Algeria, head
ing north toward the Atlas moun
tains, Intending to pass over Algiers
on the Mediterranean. She was in
structed not to attempt to make for
France across the Mediterranean, as
a gale was blowing on that sea.
- Since then various reports of the
appearance of the Dixmude have
come from scattered points in north
ern Africa and along the Mediterra
nean. none of which received official
confirmation.
Meanwhile a thorough search for
her by all the available French naval
and military agencies, assisted by
craft of Other. nations, has been In j
progress, while the whole world fol- 1
lowed with- anxiety and deep inter
est the efforts to find her and save
her gallant crew.
The’ Dixmude, a Zeppelin rigid air
ship, built in Germany during the
Star and turned over to France on
reparation account, was considered to
represent the acme of achievement
in rigid airship construction. She
was the largest military airship In
the world. the Shenandoah. the !
American dirigible, coming lyext. The j
Dixmude held the world’s record for I
distance- -and endurance, made last !
September with an uninterrupted
ftlght of 4,500 miles in 118 hours and
41 minutes, traversing much the same
route that she was traveling when she
disappeared last week.
SEARCH REVEALS NO TRACE.
Mediterranean Fails to Give TJp'
Secret of Dixmude Fall. f {
By U)C Associated Press.
ACME, December 28. —A message
received by the minister of marine
from Sciacca confirming the news of
the Identification of the body of the
Dlxmude’s commander says a
thorough general search along the
coast nearby has as yet yielded no
trace of any'other body or of any
aeronautical material.
The Messagerc today publishes
an Interview with the Commander of
the steamship . Port Alessandretta.
who declares that while crossing
from Bengasi on the African coast to
Naples last Sunday his wireless oper
ator picked up SOS messages trpm
an airship which" was being driven
before a violent storm.
MRS. VANDERBILT ILL
-1 . «? —
jrtCW TORK, December 28.—-Mrs.
, ■William K- Vanderbilt is consned to
her homo by bronchial pneumonia, It
VW learned yesterday. ' }
Her Ulnep* developed last Saturday,
tnd nrt some alarm on Monday and
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Entered as second-class matter
post offied Washington, D. C.
I Mexican Senate
* Ratifies Two Pacts
. WithUnitedStates
| By the Associated Press.
MEXICO. CITY, December 27.
1 The Mexican senate today ratified
the special United States-Mexlcan
| claims convention by a vote of
4 2 to 5. The general claims con
vention was approved as a whole,
38 against 1.
I The senate then adjourned, leav
ing the discussions article by
article of the general convention
until another session.
The greatest opposition against
the conventions has been against •
article Si of the general conven
tion,' which opponents claim dis
criminates In favor of citizens of
the United States
By the Assort*ted Press.
The two claims conventions with
Mexico were sent to the Senate
by President Cooltdge early in
December, and they now are pend
. Ing before the foreign relations
committee. Action Is expected
soon after the holiday recess ends
cn January 3.
obreMlops i
EVACUATE PUEBLA
I
Action Comes on Heels of
i
Rout and Capture of Car
denas Forces.

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By the Associated Press.
AUSTIN, Tex., December 28. —
1 Amnesty of fifteen days has been
i granted to Mexican revolutionary
generals by President .Obregon,
according to J.'L. Schleimer, who
arrived here today, from Mexico
'■ City to confer with Gov. Pat M. |
( Neff of Texas as a representative '
j from the Mexican president. He
stated he was not at liberty to
1 • disclose his mission.
VERA CRUZ. December 28. —Al-
, most coincident with news of the
, victory of rebel troops under Gen.
Rafael Buelna over federals com-1
, manded by Gen. Lazaro Cardenas In j
a battle near Irapuato, Guanajuato.
, Insurgent headquarters here re.eeiv-1
ed word that the Obregonist forces I
I j had abandoned the city of Puebla,
i j from. which the rebels withdrew for
i I "strategic reasons" several days
11 ago.
The decision of the 'federals to I
evacuate Puebla, it Is said, was!
taken In consequence of the defeat
the loyalists sustained at Chlgna
huapan, a railway town about sixty
miles to tho north.
Rebel troops, advancing over tho
runway line. In accordance
with the general plan to prevent
President Obregon from moving
troops' at Puebla and Aptzaco to the
western front, met and defeated fod
eralß from the latter town, U is re
ported, me victor}’ being facilitated
by -th© deftetion of the major part
or the federals.
Thus. It appears here that the rebels I
have gained Important ground on
both the western and Vera Cruz
fronts. They are also said to have oc
cupied Manzanillo, an Important west
coast port in Colima.
Gen. Estrada, commander of the
revolutionary forces in western Mex
ico, reports that Gen. Buelna not only
completely routed the 2,000 federals |
under Gen. Cardenas, but made prle- i
oners of Cardenas and 500 of his men, •
and captured about 1,000 rifles. Gen.
I Cardenas was wounded In the en
i gagement, which, the report says,
“lasted from 2 o’clock, In the after
noon (Wednesday) until dawn ntxt
morning." Gen. Paulino Navarro, the
federal chief of staff, was killed.
Gen. Buelna Informed his chief.
Gen Estrada of the annihilation if
the 61st. 60th and 65th federal regi
ments. More than 200 prisoners were
wounded.
Eitnli Give* Detail*.
Gen. Estrada’s report outlining the
battle says:
“Obregon bad prepared to deal a
mortal blow on the western front by
a combined frontal attack via the :
railroad and a rear assault from The
direction of the sea, for which pur- •
pose he detached from Mlchoacaa I
2,000 cavalry under Gen: Lazaro Car
denas. This force entered Jalisco and
advanced over the Colima railroad, 1
while other troops from Sonora and 1
Nayarlt disembarked at Manzanillo. s
"To avoid being encircled Gen. Es
trada formed a column at Ciudad 1
Guzman, Jalisco, under orders of Gen. J
Buelna This detachment was toman- *
euver to the rear of the Cardenas {
force. Meanhlle another column was j
formed In front of the Cardenas regl- 1
ments with orders to hold the atten- 1
tlon of the enemy until It was deemed (J
expedient for Buelna to attack. At J-j
the proper moment Buelna gave bat- i,
tie and routed Cardenas completely.’’ j
The rebels, it Is further stated, also 1
I succeeded In preventing the federal* (
| from landing reinforcements at Man- j
zanlllo, “which has come Into the
hands of the rebels despit* protection I
given by the federal gunboat Pro- j
greso.”
CARDENAS IS CAPTURED.
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By the Associated Free*.
i VERA CRUZ, December 28.—Gen.
f Lazaro Cardenas’and his entire staff
. and 300 cavalry Have been taken prts
(Contfnued on Page 2, Column 6.)
Friends Give Woodrow Wilson
Auto on His' 67Birthday
< , -
j Former President Wilson had in
! store for him this afternoon a big
surprise on his sixty-seventh birth
day In the form of a 'specially con
structed automobile of- an expensive
make, with bodies, -presented to
him by a small group of friends.and
adfnlrens closely associated with him
In his administration.
Names of the donors remained a
mystery. The automobile company's
representative who came to Washing
ton today to attend to details In con
nection with presentation of t the car,
mild that purchase had been made by
the donors through an outside person,
end that the company itself did not
know their names. V
Plans were complete for taking
the car to the Wilson home on S
street at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
A driver from the automobile com
pany was to drive up to the house,
and place the car In the garage,
then to wait until Mr. Wilson or
dered a car for pis afternoon ride.
Both the company driver. and Hr.
Wilson’s chauffeur weri to be In
of 4tb»-
“I' • *
V t Vs f
he Mnmim s»w.
J . V WITH BTODAY MOBHIHO EDITION '
MS WOULD END
FLEETS OPERATION
BY SHIPPING BOARD
Senator Urges President Put
Vessels Under Emergency
Fleet Corporation.
PALMER MAY SUCCEED
FARLEY AS CHAIRMAN
\
Appointment of Admiral, Mis
sourian, Would Satisfy Terri
torial Claims.
[ The complete divorcement of the
I administration of the government’s
[ njert ’hant vessels from the Shipping
Board and their operation by the
Emergency Fleet Corporation is the
outstanding recommendation of Sena
tor Wesley L. Jones of Washington,
chairman of the Senate committee on
commerce. In a memorandum submit
ted today to President Coolldge, deal
ing with the problems affecting the
American merchant marine.
Other recommendations submitted
by Senator Jones are:
| The extension of the coastwise laws
relating to shipping to the Philip
pines.
Closer co-operation and co-ordina
tion between the railroads and the
American merchant marine.
The adoption of a plan of replace
ment of tonnage, so that the Ameri
can merchant fleet may be kept at
the highest possible degree of ef
ficiency.
President Asked for Letter.
The memorandum submitted to
the President by Senator Jones at
the President’s request. The Presi
dent has been giving the merchant
| marine problem close study for cev-
I eral days. ,
I In view of the request of Edward
I P. Farley, chairman of the Shipping
Board, that the President withdraw
his nomination from the Senate and
accept Mr. Farley's resignation, the
duty of selecting a new chairman has
i devolved also upon the President.
Mr. Farley’s request wu made to
the President because of the de
cision of the Senate commerce com
mittee that he was ineligible geo
ttLß<‘rv * *-a a member of
tm^i PPln ,f; H * from
Illinois, which the committee held
to be a Great Lake* state in the
meaning' of the merchant marine act,
W that on* mem
ber should bo frotn such a state
Commissioner O’Connor is serving
already tinder appointment from a
Great state.
Either the President will have to
appoint a chairman of the board I
I Ir ? n V the Present membership or i
select an outsider. Should he select
a member of the board. It !■ believed
the nomination will go either to T
\. O Connor of New York, vice chair
man of the board, or to E. C.. Plum.
mer of Maine.
May Name OuMder.
There is a growing belief, how
ever, that the President will select
as chairman to succeed Mr. Parley,
a man not now a member of the
board.
The name of Leigh C. Palmer,
formerly an admiral In the Navy and f
In charge of the bureau of naviga-|
tlon of the Navy Department during j
the world war. It was reported today |
is being considered by the President |
for appointment as chairman. Mr.
Palmer is a native of Missouri and
his home was In St. Louis until he
went to Naval Academy. The vacancy
created by the resignation of Mr.
Farley, under the law, must be filled
from an Interior state, and’ as Mr. j
Palmer .is from Missouri, he meets i
that requirement.
It is expected that the President
will comply with the- request of Mr. !
Farley to withdraw hi* nomination as
a member of the board and accept Jils *
resignation as soon as the Senate i
reconvenes January 3. Mr Farley
has been serving under a recess ap
pointment by the late President Hard
ing and when the Senate convened
December 3 President Coolldge sub
mitted his nomination to the Senate
along with those of Frederick L
Thompson of Alabama and Bert E
Haney of Portland, Ore., who also
were serving under recess appoint
ments. *
When the Senate committee re
ported that Mr. Farley could not
serve, because of his geographical
Ineligibility, the President withdrew
the nominations of Mr. Thompson
and Mr. Haney so as to have greater
leeway in making a selection of a
chairman. Should Mr. Palmer be
named to succeed Mr. Farley, the
nominations of both Mr. Thompson
and Mr. Haney would. It is expected,
be resubmitted to the. Senate for Us
approval. Mr. Palmer, like Mr. Far
ley. is,a republican, and the political;
make-up of the board, therefore.
(Continued on Page’2, Column 1.)
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garage for the first time, tp be pre- 1
sented as a surprise to the former
Chief Excutive.
Whether a representative of the
donors would be presnt at that tiine
to make a formal presentation of the
car to Mr. Wilson was not known
to tilt automobile company early to
day.
Gift Is Acceptable.
The donors had ascertained in ad
vance, ft was learned, that the car
would be acceptable. -Wishing to
give evidence in some appreciable
form of their admiration and affection ■
for the former President, It was said, ;
they had learned from Mr. Wilson's ’
private physician. Rear Admiral Cary '
T. Grayson, what would be acceptable. '
Mrs. Wilson knew of the gift, in ad- 1
vanes,. It was said, .* but the whole *
affair bad been kept a secret from !
Mr. Wllsoil himself. 1
I>t. -Grayson had prescribed for hia ]
patient, It was learned, as much time
out of doors as possible, and so fbe .
friends had decided on an automobile.
The car was specially constructed
at the automobile factory at Spring- ,
t
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WASHINGTON, D.. C., FRIDAY,. DECEMBER 28, 1923,-THIKTY-SIX PAGES.
News Note: Two tender-hearted ladies chloroformed their Christmas turkey, and after it
was picked and nearly ready for cooking the bird came to life and caused much consternation.
MOBS ID HOMES
OFTOKIOMSTERS
Yamamoto and Goto Escape
When Police Drive Ruffians
Off—Cabinet Resigns.
By the Aitociatcd Press.
TOKIO, December 28. —The critical i
situation prevailing here as a result ;
of the attempted assassination of;
Prince Regent Hlrohlio earlier yes- j
terday resulted In
• an attempt by a.
crowd of ruffian**
to obtain entrance
to the homes of
Premier Vama
moto and Home
both of whom re
'MJBV signed with the
Japanese cabinet
yesterday.
The attempt
EL vHMHBjHn
the police.
Baron Goto lias
| bet,n accused of
having socialistic
tendencies since he extended a private
Invitation last January, when he was
mayor of Tokio, to A. A. Joffe, special
envoy from the Moscow soviet to the
far cast, to visit Tokio.
The seiyukai, or majority, political
party of the diet, which Goto opposed,
had Intended to Introduce a vote of
confidence In the diet, owing to
i allegations that Baron Goto had paid
certain sums of money to the late
Sakaye Osugi. socialist leader recent
ly slain by Capt. Amaka.no. and whose
ashes were stolen from the room In
which they lay In state on the day
of the funeral.
Assailant Was Student.
Investigation of the attempted as
sassination, which occurred while the
prince regent was on his way to con
vene the diet in ordinary - session, has
indicated that Daisuke Namba, twen
ty-seven. his assailant, attended Wa
seda University, where a large radical
element is said to exist. One of the
professors at the university Interest
ed In the radical movement Is said to •
have been a relative of Baron Goto, !
and who left the country when threat- j
ened with arrest for radical utter
ances.
The attack on the prince regent,
(Continued on Page 2, Column 8?)
CHURCH WRECKERS
DECLARE TRUCE
I . r
Mountaineers at Peace After
Agreeing to Repair Dam
age Done.
Special DUpatch to The Star.
HAGERSTOWN, Hd„ December 28.
—A truce has been declared among
the. mountaineers about Black Oaks,
where Chrtsmas evening the church
was wrecked In an attack by a band
of twnety as reprisal measures for
the alleged activity of the church
members In aiding revenue officers
in running down moonshiners.
The terms of the truce are that 1
unless Isaac Bishop, one -of the 1
church members severely beaten In!
the 'attack, dies there will, be no]
prosecution brought. In consideration i
oT which'the-marauding gang agrees j
to repair the damage done, the {
church. Both sides promised to carry 1
out their end of the agreement this i
morning.
This information was brought into
Hancock today by a seventy-three
year-old feudist, who led the at
tach’ oh‘the church. 1 While the officers
were scouring the mountains he un
expectedly showed ,up in Hancock*
and calmly walked into the sheriffs
office and informed the officer of the
t/uce.. The sheriff could do- nothing
but accept blsyslatement, since-there
was no warrant.for the-mountaineer’s
arrest. -
The feudist leader expiaiaed that
although he led the' attack on tbe
Church,. It was against his religion,
a* well as Usat of the- members of
the .church "gu 10-Iaw"!
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SOVIET OFFICIAL PAPER
PLACED UNDER CENSOR
Pravda's Recent Articles Caused
Action. Is Said—Organ's
Leaders Resign.
LONDON. December 28.—A Reuter
dispatch from Riga saya that O. S.
ZinoviefF, president of the Moscow soviet
and Jieacl of the third Internationale,
has appointed a censor to supervise all
copy before it is published in the Mos
cow Pravda. The order wae due to
articles recently printed by the bolshe
vik newspaper. Two of the departmental
j managers of the Pravda have resigned
lin protest against ZlnovletTa order. .
MINCION
SEEMS INEVITABLE
J
-
Avoidance of Bloodshed Over
Customs Surplus Hinges on
Next 48 Hours’ Work.
BY JUKI VS B. WOOD.
1 Br Cable to The Star and Otrato Daily
New*. (*onyri»ht. 1925.
CANTON. December 28.—A clash
between .Chinese troops And a land
ing force from the allied fleets seems
inevitable within the next forty-eight
hours unless the diplomatic corps
suggests a solution for the customs
surplus controversy. Both sides are
resting arms today..
While responsible leaders of Dr.
Sun Yat-Sen’s government and repre
sentatives of the allied powers hope
to avoid bloodshed, the possibility of
provoking an anti-foreign uprising
throughout the entire country is im
minent. The powers realize the diffi
culty of enforcing a fine distinction
between using force and not using
bullets when the rifles are In the
hands of men easily Incited and al
ways turbulent. . -
Suu Calm at Preepeete.
The Imperturbable Dr. Sun is un
awed by the close proximity of the
; allied warships and has not weakened
j in his determination to enforce his
! demands for a share of the customs
surplus. The latest communication
addressed to Sir Francis Aglen at Pe
king, chief Inspector of the Chinese
maritime customs, requested the lat
ter to Instruct tthe local commissioner
to hold south China's share of tbe
surplus subject to orders from thj
Canton government.
A reply was requested within ten
days, the time expiring tomorrow.
Thus far no reply has been received
from Aglen and the diplomatic corpe
has failed to suggest a solution. Dr-
Sun’s next move will bo to occupy the
customhouse and oust Commissioner
William Parr. Sun will then appoint
his own commissioner, and this action
will be followed instantly by the land
ing of allied forces In the native city.
The allied troops will retake the cus
toms building and re-establish Parr.
Secs HU Defeat.
“We do not expect to successfully
<
wage war against the most powerful
nations In the world.” Dr. Sun de-.
dared yesterday. .“However, In the
event a clash should occur and our
troops are driven from the custom
house at the point of bayonets and
machine guns, the ultimate victory
will rest with us, because right and
Justice are on our side and the world
will eventually realise our position
when it understands the issue,” be
continued.
The diplomatic corpe has suggested
. that Canton request Peking to allow
Sun’s government a portion of the
I surplus. Peking laughs at this re
■j quest because a state of war Is exist
* ing between the northern capital and
j the‘rest of China.
!; . SEINE WATERS RISING.
I Parisians Grow Nervous and Many
Begin Moving.
~PAKIS, December 21.—-The Seine,
like most ofc- the other rivers in
France. Is rising rapidly, fed hy the
4 melting snow and the ceaseless rain,
and Parisians are beginning to get
nervous as reports from towns along
the higher reaches and tributaries of
the river show that tbe waters are.
mounting. x
The Seine already-has covered the
feet of tbe celebrated statue of the
Zouave on the Alma bridge, -which
Parle uses aa a marker to note the
progress .of Its floods, and many
h
:• .ft**.. a ' ,*£*r A 'i-
DRASTIC SHAKE-UP |
IN POLICE FORCEI
_ •!■
Four Captains, 3 Lieutenants j.
and 100 Privates Affected j
by Oyster Announcement. |
i •
Four captains, throe lieutenants, a j
number of sergeants and more than ;
100 privates were transferred by j
Commissioner Oyster today in one of j
the most comprehensive rearrange- !
ment of men tt. at has taken place in j
the police department for many»years.
Most of the changes are the result of
the opening pf the new twelfth pre
cinct at 17th and Rho’d Island avenue
cortheast on January 1.
The changes also include a reor
ganizatlbn of'the sixth precinct. The
changes follow;
Capt. C. L. Plemmons. from the
eighth to the twelfth precinct; Capt.
Robert E. Doyle, sixth to the Eighth
precinct: Capt. Martin Reilly, ele\-'
enth to the sixth precinct, and Capt. !
Russell Dean, from the harbor to the 'j
eleventh precinct.
Lieut. C. H. Bremrnerman, from the
eighth to twelfth: Lieut. McGill
, Grove, from the sixth to the eighth,
for dutw as a night inspector, and |
Lieut. Frederick M. Cornwell. Jrora
the fourth to the sixth precinct.
Sergts. J. T. Wlttstatt. from the 1
fifth to the twelfth; William H. i
Adams, seventh to twelfth; tlamuel I
Murphy, eleventh to twelfth: John
J. Whelan, sixth to fifth; John C.
Holmes, eleventh to ninth; John E.
Thompson, ninth to sixth; John H 1
Davis, tenth to sixth; John L. Me-i
Lucas, sixth to*seventh; Bobo, sixth I
to fourth, and Dalhouse, fourth to
sixth.
I* Made Detective.
Privates O. ,W. Mansfield, sixth to
twelfth, as precinct detective; W. C.
Adcock, tenth tp twelfth: C. O.
Turner, second to twelfth; V. Esk
ridge. eleventh to twelfth; C. H.
Murphy, third to twelfth: B. F. Wil
liams. ninth to twelfth: John J. J
eighth to twelfth; D. W.
Smith, ninth to twelfth; Robert
Tapscott, ninth to twelfth; E. L. Tay
lor. ninth to twelfth; James S. Bryan,
ninth to twelfth; J. G. Helm, ninth
to twelfth: K. L, Potts, ninth to
twelfth: John Nicola, tenth to
twelfth; Eugene S. Kerrick, seventh
to twelfth; O. K. Stanton, Seventh to
twelfth; Thomas V. Garrison, sixth
to twelfth; GaTret E. Van Meter, fourth
to twelfth; James W. Gresham, fourth
I to twelfth; George E. Thornton, third
to twelfth; Aubert Herfurt.h, second to
twelfth. •
James J. McAullff, first to twelfth:
(Continued on Page-2,■ Column 6.)
3 DIE AS AUTO PLUNGES
IN RIVER AFTER CRASHES
Another Victim feared as Police
Search for Bodies Near
- Cambridge, Mass.
By (lie Associated Press.
WAYLAND, Mass., December 28, |
Three persons are known to be dead j
as a result of an automobile accident I
here last might when a car driven by |
Arthur P. Beaudreau pf Cambridge (
,t tore through a fence after colliding j
. .with two other machines on the state
highway and plunged into the Sud
bury river. A fourth body was being
| sought by state troopers and local
[ police.
i The known dead are Beaudreau, hie |
housekeeper, Mrs. Bertha Moodte, and |
her six-year-old son Frank. '
The bodies of the boy and of Beau
dreau were recovered,
i Witnesses of the car's plunge said
that, there were two women In the
machine, and a detail of state police j
1 from . Framingham sea reed for their
( bodies. *
; ’ —7“ —!
Alien Girl, Facing Deportation,
Wins Erytry to U. S. With Violin
I i - r - J . t • -iV‘-
, NE}V YORK, December. 2«.—The
, strains of Sfchuinan's “Traumeref," as
I they floated from the vjolln of Miss
I Regina Kohn, formerly of Rumania,
1 convinced an inspection board at Ellis
, Island that 4he was' an artist and .
yesterday she proudly gave her ad
dress as the United States.
The Romanian quota was filled
when. Hiss Kolm arrived ft 21,11
last Monday. Her brother and
.1 . ...i k..t
..... V I ' *
**From Press to Borne
Within the Hour** •
The Star’s carrier sy*tem covers
every city block and the regular edi
tion is delivered to Washington homes
. . as fast as the papers are printed.
Girl Routs Five
Armed Bandies
In Battle of Fists
Br the Auorlated Fr*««.
NEW YORK. December 28—A
bejewelled young woman In eve
ning dress routed five armed ban
dits eariy today in the lobby of
the West Side apartment house in
which she lives.
Mrs. Essie Simmons was left at
the door by her husband, a man
ufacturer, in order that he might
drive their car to a garage. As
she stepped inside the lobby five
men followed. 4
Two bandits covered the ele
vator and switchboard operators,
another stood guard at the door
and the other two attacked Mrs.
Simmons. Unmindful of their
guns, she began fighting. After
ten minutes she still was on the
offensive and the gang fled, two
of them with bl» ck eyes and
scratched faces..
MELLONTAXBILL
IN ORIGINAL FORM
GIVEN TO PU6UC
j
I House Committee Breaks
j Precedent by Action—Few
Changes Are Noted.
Reversing' its previous policy, the
House ways and means committee to
j day made public the new revenue bill
I in the form it was sent to the Capitol
j by Secretary Mellon.
| The text contains few changes from
. the outline of the bill which has been
( publicly announced at the Treasury.
I It follows Mr. Mellon's proposals for
j a sweeping revision of administrative
j provisions to prevent tax dodging, in
cludes a provision for a board of
j twenty-eight tax appraisers to act as
a court of appeals in deputed eases
and makes detailed provision for the
tax reductions advocated by the
Secretary.
A fight for publicity for the meas
| ure was conducted In a subcommittee
I meeting yesterday by Representative
1 Garner of Texas, the ranking demo
! cratic member. At that time Chair?
; man Green and other majority memJ •
j bera insisted that the text should be
! held In confidence as a courtesy to
| Mr. Mellon. Inasmuch as the prlncl-,
I pal provisions already have been pub
lished. however, Mr. Green decided
today that there was no necessity for
further withholding publication.
Rwn« Until Hew Tear.
Thf subcommittee recessed after
yesterday’s session until after the
first of thf year, when full com
mitted again will take up considera
tion of the measure.
The bill wAs made public in the
Iform of a reprint of the voluminous
revenue act of 1921, with scores of
interlineations and other amend-
I merits indicated. Detailed outlines of
r these amendments were made public
! by Secretary Mellon on November 11
! and on December 16, and were prlnt
-1 ed throughont the country.
I In many cases the language em
ployed to carry these changes Into
effect is so highly technical As to be
unintelligible except on the baste of
. explanations by the experts attached
[to the committee and to the Treas- 1
| ury for that purpose, - > m
Cuts In Income Taxes,
j The rtormal Income tax sections of
.the existing law are left undisturbed
I except that the present rate is re
• duoed to 3 per cent and the present
j 8 per cent rate Is reduced to 6 per
I cent. The surtaxes provided for are
1 as follows;
■ "One per centum of tha amount by
which the net Income exceeds |lO,-
000 and does not exceed $12,000.
“Two per centunvof the amount by
which the net Income exceeds 12,000 v
and does not exceed $14,000.
“Three per centum of the amount
by which the net income exceeds
$14,000 and does not exceed $16,600;
"Pour per centum of the amount by
Which the net income exceeds $16,000 j
j and does not exceed $18,000;
i “Five per centum of the amount by
1 which the net Income exceeds 118,000 |
j and does not exceed $20,000;
Incomes Up to $22,000.
1 “Six per centum of the amount by j
1 which the net Income exceeds $20,000
and does not exceed $22,000;
I “Seven per centum of ihe amount ;
by which the net Income exceeds $22,- I
000 and does not exceed $24,000.
"Eight per centum of the amount{
by which the net income exceeds $24.-
000 and does not exceed $26,000.
“Nine per centum of the amount by 1
which the net income exceeds $26,000 (
and doee not exceed $28,000.
“Ten per centum of the amount by j
which the net Income exceeds $28,000
and doe§ not exceed $30,000.
j "Eleven per centum of the amount I
by which the net income exceeds S3O,- j
000 and does not exceed $32,000.
12 Per Ccat ou $34,000.
"Twelve per centum of the.amount |
by which the net income exceeds .j
■ $32,000 and does not exceed $34,000. j
"Thirteen per centum of the amount i
by which the net income exceeds
| $34,000 and does not exceed $36,000.
"Fourteen per centum of the
amount by which the net income ex-
I ceeds $36,000 and does not exceed
| $40,000.
J “Fifteen per centum of the amount
iby which the net income exceeds
4 $40,000 and does not exceed $46,000.
I "Sixteen per centum of the amount
by which the net income exceeds
$46,000 and jjoes not. exceed $52,000.
"Seventeen' per centum of the
amount by which the net Income' ex
ceeds $52,000 and does not exceed
$38,000.
“Eighteen per centum of the amount
jby which the net income exceeds
; $58,000 and does not exceed $64,000.
1 "Nineteen per c.entum of the amount
by which the net income exceeds
$64,000 and does not exceed $70,000.
“Twenty per centum of the amount
by which the net income exceeds
$70,000 end does not exceed $76,000.
“Twenty-one per centum of the
• (Continued pn Page 2, Column ?.)
h|g wife were v-aitjnK for.her, but sbe
was told she roust go back.
"I stood with one foot In America
and the oCherMa Europe," she said.
She v sought oonsplatlon ln,her violin
and some' One h£ard her play. She
was questioned aha she said she was
a teaoher. But officials said that
would do her no food. If she could
prove she' was an artist, however——
A member Os the inspection board
asked bar to . play .and
as the lairt note died away the chair
man waved his baud- Miss Kohn be
came* a-potential American Cl tiseh- "
V, * <-*'■ * * • •
Yesterday's Net Circolatien, 93,396
WAR ON RUM HERE
PART Os DRIVE ON
BIG EASTERN RING
Concentration of Dry Forces
in Savannah First Step
In Present Fight.
CAPITAL THOUGHT RELAY
POINT FOR DISTRIBUTORS
Poland Cables for Details of Con
nection of Envoy With Seizure
of Liquor.
Out of the local investigation of
alleged liquor syndicate here to
day arose the revelation that thL»
I* but a part of an attempt by federal
agencies to wipe out a gigantic Illicit
liquor traffic along the Atlantic coast..
While agents of the special Intclli-*
gence bureau are reticent, it was
learned that the cause for the as
signment of Agent George B. Gold
ing on the local case was the re
naahk(’ale £ ecor ?, he 7 ade in Savan
nan Os., recently when 126 indict
ments were returned as a result of
which 26 have already be?n convict
ed and sentenced.
Another Indication was that a war
rant has been sworn out for the ar
rest of John Foley, whose name was
connected with the seizure of trunk'
c £?! ce many
months ago. This seizure was made
b , r ,J he „ vlce s< *u*d under Lieut. Davi»
at the Union station.
It was intimated from reliable au
thorities today that the Washington
case is only another link being
forged by the government agencies
in a chain of Investigations to be
handled along the eastern seaboard
The plan was to strike Savannah
first, because It was a source of sup
and w * s hlngton next, because
of Its prominence on the national
map and because this city. It was
believed, has been a sort of a relav
distribution, center for the real of
the country.
One of those arrested in the Wash
ington case Is known to have made
frequent trips to Savannah. Ga., and
was In Norfolk, Va., recently when r
steamer loaded with liquor was seized
there. Agents have already connect
ed him with the Savannah cases.
Plbbs Coincided.
The fact that the local police "had
worked up cases here dovetailed per
fectly with the plans of the federal
agencies Interested In wiping out
liquor traffic. Commissioner Oyster
put up the case to the special intelli
gence unit, Golding was called to
Washington, Agent Cox, being a resi
dent was assigned for the value
of his local knowledge, and the fire
works began.
MsfcnwhtUr $A Associated Press dis
patch from Warsaw last sight said
that ths Polish office had ca
bled the Polish minister here asking
an Immediate report of the finding of
a large quantity of liquor in the base
ment of an’ apartment < building In
Washington claimed by Dr. Vencelas
Sokolowskl. flm secretary' of the
Polish legation, as his propertv.
On the heels of this dispatch Dr
Ladlslas Wroblewskl, Polish minister,
went to the State Department today,
and conferred at length with J. Butler
Wright, third assistant secretary of
State. It was learned that police re
ports and a. statement prepared .by
Mr. Sokolowskl relative to the raid
upon his residence alsd had been filed
with the department.
It is understood that Mr. Wright
will seek further Information from
Treasury and police officials. His
office, at the present time, Is unable
to decide with the data In possession
what action finally will be taken.
Another development was the un
expected return of Arthur X. Pres
mont, assistant district attorney. In
charge of this Investigation, ’ from
his Christmas vacation In Shamokln.
Pa., today, and his immediate ac
tivity In connection with this case.
He has already started reviewing
what data already have been turned
over to him.
At the Treasury Department today
I 1 It was learned that the arrest of
George Lawrence Cassidy, at the,
home of J. L. Asher, prohibition
agent, last night, had been referred
j to the special intelligence agents as
I an angle for Investigation In con
i nectlon with the conspiracy cases.
I This marks the advent of the pro
i hibitlon unit into active association
; with the special Intelligence unit with
i the conspiracy case. The message
j relative to the belief of the unit that
{the Cassidy arrest might develop some
helpful information was delivered dl
i rect to Agent Cox, and he announced
! today that It will be Investigated at
j the first opportunity. Although' not
■I active heretofore, prohibition unit of
j ficlals have been interested observers
lof the redent developments. Yester
j day Commissioner Haynes, spending
I the holidays In was in commu
j filcatiori with his office here and In*
I quired for latest news as to the sit
: nation. , • , ' •
I Besides the arrest of Cassidy last
night, Dr. George N. Payette. . skin
and scalp specialist, with offices In
j the Kresge building, 11th and G
I streets, was charged with violation
of the prohibition law. No reference
of his case was made by prohibition
agents to the special intelligence
unit of the Treasury Department.
There was a bit of drama and ex
citement In the arrest of Cassidy.
Asher, his son, who Is also a prohibi
tion agent, and his partner, F. V,
Hertzig, lay in wait for a delivery of
liquor on 14th street above Clifton
street last night about 6 o’cldck.
Time passed. Asher was in his apar£ T
ment. Hertzig had gone outsldr.
Mrs. Asher returned home. Asher
started out. As he reached the lobby
he saw the man he suspected of
bringing liquor to him. He duckfed
back Into the apartment, got out of
his coat and by removing coat and
vest disguised himself as a tired busi
ness man spending an evening at
home.
Mrs. Asher told the story today.
“When this man came in," she said.
"Mr. Asher knew that, the marked
money wak In the hands of Mr. Hert
zig who was watching the automo
bile. To make a case this money
would have to be transferred to the
1 seller. In the kitchen, Mr. Asher
1 told me to go out a.id get Hertzlg’s
pocketbook and ten Hertzig, who was
. known to the man. to keep out pf
s‘ght. I did that. And after I re
turned Mr. Asher asked me for his
pocketbook and I gave him Hertalg’s
with the marked money' In ft. So
that’s what happened. •! really don t
know anything -else about the case.'* *
'ln getting Cassidy "to come to the
apartment. U was said by Leroy
Aaher, Jr., the former was given the
name of a .southern -Judge as a cre
dential’of safety. .
LOW BECOBD IN ABBESTS.
Only five arrests for intoxication
were made during the twenty-four
hours ending at S o'clock this morn
ing.
Police say there.have been few days
since the eighteenth amendment be
came effective that as few ae five ar
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