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Fair tonight; lowest temperature near freezing. Tomorrow unsettled and slightly wanner; probably rain. Temperature for twenty-four houre ended at 2 p.m. today—Highest, 56. at 2 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 37,’ at 8 a.m. today. Full reporf on page 2. Goring N. Y. Stocks and Bondt, Ptge 16 M w on nnc Entered as second-class matter ■v*V. ».l7,vcfO. # post office Washington, D. C.„ VERACRUZ OBJECT OF DRIVE ON BROAD FRONT6YOBREGON Repair of Railways and Bridge Near Ocotlan Pro ceeds Feverishly. —* REBELS IN GUADALAJARA BESIEGED ON THREE SIDES Fall of Jalisco Capital to Pound ing of Federals Expected Momentarily. py the Aftsociated Press. MEXICO CITY, December 29.—A general advance upon Vera Cruz, ex , tending from Tehuacan to Apizaco, l,as been ordered to begin today under command of Gen. Eugenio Martinez, according to Puebla specials. This follows receipt of a report from Gen. •I uan Andrew Almazan to the effect That the rebels have evacuated Tehua ran and are retiring In the direction of Oaxaca. President Obregon has moved his headquarters from Irapuato to Yure cuaro, following the evacuation of that town and La Barca by the Estradistas (rebels). Meanwhile, work of repair ing railways torn up by the rebels and rebuilding the bridge over the Lerma river near Ocotlan is being rushed fev erishly. Federal soldiers, for the purpose of distinguishing themselves from the rebels, are wearing hatbands bearing the slogan: “Death to Traitors.” GUADALAJARA BESIEGED. Federals Rammer Rebel Stroug v hold on Three Sides. By tiio Associated Press. JUAREZ. Mexico, December 29. Federal forces early today are hem ming in from three sides the revolu tionary stronghold at Guadalajara, capital of Jalisco. After having captured the towns of Zacoalco, Yuracuaro and Ciudad Gutman, as reported by Minister of War Francisco Serrano, the fall of the city is expected momentarily. Reports that the revolutionists had captured Gen. Gardenas and 300 men . at Irapuato were contradicted in ad vices received here by the consul general, he said, adding that Cardenas is commanding a division on one side of Guadalajara. RANCHERS FACE LOSSES. Mexico Decrees Annulment of Title to Lands. By the Associated Press. SAX ANTONIO. Tex., December 29. — ranchers in northern Mexico face confiscation of their lands under a recent decree publish ed by the Mexican government, ac cording to a message received by the San Antonio Express from Louis J. Magenta of Del Rio, Tex. Hundreds of thousands of acres are said to be involved. The decree, said to have been pub lished In the official organ of the state of Coahuila December 5, is signed by R. P. de Negri, minister of agriculture for Mexico. It stated that the concession of June 23, 1881. for the measuring and bounding of Idle lands was given under condition that these lands should bo colonized, and that this condition has not been compiled with. Therefore, the titles to these lands are declared to be an nulled and the lands returned to the dominion of the nation. WILL RECEIVE ENVOYS. Obregon to Return to Capital for New Year Greetings.' By the associated Press. SAN ANTONIO, Tex., December 29. r~ President Obregon, who Is direct ing the campaign against Gen. Es trada, rebel, is expected to return to Mexico City within the next day or two where he will receive the cus tomary New Year greetings from members of the diplomatic body, ac cording to a dispatch received here from the Mexican capital. The Mexican ministry of finance has rejected a petition, filed by the oil refineries of Mexico, requesting that a tax should be Imposed on gasoline Imported Into the republic, according to a Story printed In La Prensa, Spanish language newspaper published here. SENATE FAILS TO MEET. Short of Quorum When Huertistas Bolt Chamber. By the Associated Press. MEXICO CITY, December 29.—The Mexican senate yesterday did not re sume discussion of the general claims convention between the United States and Mexico on account of the lack of a quorum. This was because the de la Huerta supporters refused to attend, as they claimed the administration had withheld consent to alteration of i certain articles. The chamber of deputies voted to summon supplementary deputies to fill the places of thirteen legislators ■who have followed de la Huerta to Vera Cruz, general headquarters of the rebellious faction. CABDEZ ISSUES DECREE. Leader of Rebels Orders Freedom of Contract in Yucatan. VERA CRUZ, December 29.—A mesago from Yucatan says Ahat Gen. Cardez,' chief of the rebel movement there, has issued a decree guaran teeing freedom of contract. He has also abolished the so-called “leagues of resistance" and has ordered that both workers and employers have liberty of action in making agree* merits. TWO PERISH IN FIRE. Third inmate of Home Escapes, But Is Fatally Burned. SCRANTON, Pa., December 29. —Mrs. Dorothy Buchanan, seventy-four, and her brother. Grant Brown, seventy five, were burned to death in their home at Deep Hollow. N. T., yester day. Wallace Buchanan, seventy, brother-in-law of Mrs. Buchanan, Jumped from the second floor, after being badly burned and walked and, crawled two miles through snow t* the . nearest farmhouse. He is dying at Deposit. Japanese Cabinet Tries Twice to Surrender Reins By the Associated Prew>. TOKIO, December 29. The prince regent this morning re turned the resignations of the members of the cabinet, presented Thursday, refusing to accept them, -y Premier Yamamoto tendered the' resignations again this afternoon, indicating that the Cabinet mem bers do not desire to remain' in office. RUSH U, S, WARSHIP TO HONDURAN PORI Cruiser to Remain Till Re volts in Honduras and Southern Mexico End. The armored cruiser Rochester, flagship of the United States special service squadron in Central and South American waters, has been sent to Port of Amapala, Honduras, and will remain in that vicinity until the present disturbances in Honduras and southern Mexico have quieted. The step Is explained as a precau tionary measure against any harm to American life or property In either of the two countries, now torn by inter nal warfare. The Rochester Is In command of Rear Admiral Dayton, who also is commander of the south ern cruiser squadron. She has aboard a small complement of marines, but it is understood none pf the ship’s personnel will he landed except In case of emergency threatening Amer- j lean interests. From the Honduran. port to which she has been ordered the cruiser will be within easy reach of southern Mexi can ports, where the de la Huerta rev olution is reported to have gained headway. The exact situation In Honduras la not known here, but such dispatches as have come through the censorship in dicate a serious crisis. Armed disturb ances accompanied the recent presi dential campaign in that country, and a band of Honduran troops are said ! to have crossed into Nicaragua and committed depredations. The Ameri can minister at the Honduran capital has been instructed to express the dis pleasure of the American government at. these developments. venizMeaves FOR GREEK POST v -*v s'\ »**.• y Friends Skeptical of Success of Political Moves—Failure Is Predicted. By the A««oci*ted Free*. PARIS, December 29. —Eliptherioe Venlzelos. former Greek premier, left Paris for Athens last evening. He evaded the newspaper men by an nouncing that his departure had been postponed. The caution with which the de parture of M. Venizelos was surround ed is explained by his friends as due to the fact that bitter animosities aroused by the interior political troubles at,Greece have not yet been Venlzelos feels there .Is a formidable minority. If not an actual majority, against him in Greece at the present moment. His friends are skeptical as to the success of any political action he may undertake In Athens. It is pointed out that If he advocates maintenance of the royalist regime, which he is known to favor, he will antagonize the most violent elements of the country. On the other hand, there Is much doubt, in the opinion of these ob servers, as to whether the result of the recent elections should be taken as a fair expression of public opin ion in favor of a republic. DAWES AND YOUNG WILL SAIL TODAY Robinson, Third TJ. S. Representa tive, to Join Them in Europe. NEW YORK, December 29.—Brig. Gen. Charley G. Dawes, former direc tor of the United States budget bu reau, and Owen D. Young, chairman of the board of the General Electric Company and of the Radio Corpora tion of America, two of the three 'Americans who have been Invited by the inter-allied reparations commis sion to sit as members of its commit tee to consider means of balancing the German budget, sail today on the America for Europe. They will be present, when the com mittee meets January 14. In Paris,, where they will be unofficial rep resentatives Os the United-States, but will act In an official capacity on the committee. Henry M. Robinson. Los Angeles banker, the third American delegate, will Join them abroad. Mr. Young yesterday sent by. wire less his acceptance of the commis sion’s formal Invitation lo.aerve. -- ~ 9 - * - HAMMER AND CHISEL USED TO KILL SELF Suicide Stands Before Mirror and Drives Steel Into Head, Police— Believe. By the Associated Press. WINTHROP, Mass., December 29. “A peculiar case of suicide,” was the police characterization today of the death of William J. Downes, postal clerk, whose body was found in his home last night with a chisel driven ] Into the bead and a hammer lying nearby. The police expressed the opinion that he had forced the chisel into hie head while standing in front of a I mirror. He had . brooded over the death of bis Wife. * ' SUNDAY MOBBING EDITION WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1923—TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. DIXMUDE WRECKED BY BUST; FEU IN SEA, NEWJHEORY Sicilians Report Balls of Fire Seen to Fall on Morning of December 26. OFFICER’S WATCH LENDS STRENGTH TO SUGGESTION No Trace of Graft or Bodies Found. Father of Officer Takes News Stoically. By the A.nooiated Free*. PARIS, December 29.—A sudden ex plosion was suggested today as the cause of the disappearance of the dirigible Dlxmude. Advices from Rome said that noth ing had been found among the ef fects of Lieut.’ Grenadan, commander of the dirigible, whose body was re covered by fishermen off Sicily, to slfbw that he felt the ship was In im mediate danger. In addition, Sicilians told of having seen flashes at sea at the time the lieutenant’s watch stopped. • The watch stopped at 2:30 o’clock. The station master and other em ployes at the Sclacca railway station say that at 2:30 on the morning of the 26th they saw a bright, transient gleam in the sky seaward, the origin of which they were unable to ex j plain: however, they were certain it was not lightning. Other persons at Soiacca report that two distinct ftames resembling balls of fire disappeared into the waves. The lledtenant’s body was wrapped In a heavy fur coat over his uniform. In his pockets were a number of un developed photographic negatives made during the "course of the trip, bqt no log book or any documents likely to throw, light on the fate of the dirigible. Gondola May Have Fallen. It is considered possible that the foremost car of the six gondolas at tached to the Dixmude,' which con tained the captain’s-, oabtn* and the chart and navigating room became detached, from the airship and fell into- the see.: alone; lightenlag • the craft and causing It to rise higher and be carried' along by the wind. iSTft printed prayer by St. Francis de Sales petitioning for protection and safeguard the Freniih naval attache In Rama, who was due ih Sclacca today, would find In the pockets of Lieut. Grenadan papers that would explain the dis aster. At present every one Is convinced that the entire crew of fifty men per ished and that the ship herself w-aa destroyed. None of Pigeons Return. One point which is puzzling marine department officials is the fact that none of the pigeons which the Dix mude carried has returned. The news of the discovery of the body of Lieut. Grenadan off Sclacca Is being withheld from hla wife, who (Continued on Page 2. Column 1.) PREsim SHORT RIVER TAUNT Will Go on Mayflower as Far as Quantico and Back This Afternoon. President Coolidge, with the mem bers of his family and a party of friends, wilK take a short cruise on tjio presidential yacht Mayflower this afternoon and early tonight. They will go only as far as .Quantico and expect to dock at the Washington navy yard at 8:30 tonight. The experience of last week, when the presidential party was fogbound at the navy yard dock and had to re main there and the promise of the weather bureau of much colder weather tonight, did not deter the President from arranging today’s lit tle river Jaunt. The guests on the trip Included the Secretary of the Navy and Mrs. Den by. First Assistant Postmaster Gen eral and Mrs. Bartlett, former Sena tor McCumber of North Dakota, Rep resentative and Mrs. Kahn of Califor nia, Mrs. Nicholas Longworth, Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Lord and Mr. and Mrs- Prank W. Stearns. It has been announced at the White House that the President has not the slightest Intention of leaving Wash ington, either for a vacation or to at tend a meeting or banquet of aony kind, during the next several months. After that thne his plans arc indefi nite. This announcement was made in answer to, the great increase In invitations being received at the White House for the President to, visit this or that winter resort and from individuals and organizations to attend some elaborate ceremony plan ned by them. To do business with President Cool idge the approach must be made di rect and not through the medium of the public press. Much emphasis Is laid upon this policy of the President by a spokesman for him when asked what the- President’s course would be ■following the receipt of the letter from Edward Young Clarke, past im perial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, In which he contended that that organi zation Is making an effort to control local, state and national politics^' It was made unmistakably clear that Mr. Coolidge will very likely Ig nore completely UHJse-who are merely seeking publicity and are not deeply interested in any Action by the Presi dent. The President was represented as being very- familiar with the methods of some publicity seekers. If was explained that he obtained bis first insight into this practice while mayor of Northampton, Mass., and later as governor of the state. It was pointed out, however, that the Presi dent will not fail to .act it a com-’ muntcatlon addressed to him requires action, despite advance publicity, but he would rather receive the communi cation before the sender gives It to the newspapers, • - ~ JOHNSON CAMPAIGN TO BE THUNDEROUS Forecasts Are That Race Will Be on Pitting “Masses” in West Against Capitalists. BY FREDERIC WILLIAM RILE. Special Dispatch to The Star. CHICAGO, 111., December 29.—One of Chicago's leading editors, who ranks as an independent In politics, declares that the duel between Calvin and Hiram Johnson is pver as far as the decisive middle wept, js concerned. He says that Johnson is a dead cock in the pit. He points out that in the six weekp hay* Intervened be tween the time Senator Johnson an nounced bis candidacy for the presl come out tor the Californian.' He ex cepts, o t course, Johnson’s local backers, Albert D. Lasker and Wil liam B. Wrlgley, Jr., outside of them. It Is asserted Hiram Is friend less In the substantial, opinion molding mldwestem community of which Chicago is the center and normal expression. • Nevertheless, the Johnson national campaign, like the Coolidge cam paign. Id about to be launched at Chi cago in the belief that this la “John son country.” The senate? will pro claim his platform at Cleveland on January 3. As orator of the evening, at a banquet in his honor, he will hurl a broadside at the Coolidge plat form, as represented by the Presi dent’s message to Congress. According to Johnson’s Chicago friends, he will "rake the President fore and aft." Por every major issue raised by Cal vin Coolidge before Congress on De cember 6 Johnson will take the other side. He will oppose American en try Into the world court. Ho will advocate the bonus. He will assail the Mellon tax program, because of its capitalistic character. He will at tack the President because of his conservatism and his failure to hold out any promise of progresslvlsm at Washington. WUI Assail Tax Proposal. On the subject of the Mellon tax proposals. If Senator Johnson's Chi cago supporters speak by the book, he will be particularly forceful and specific. They will foreshadow that Johnson will charge that, while throwing tax-redudtlon sops to per sons moderate or small Incomes, the Mellon scheme is in reality a gigantic conspiracy to cot the taxes of the very rich.' / Johnson’s talents as a special pleader-r-hls ruthless ness in attack, his skUt In giving a controversal question the twist best calculated to appeal to the mass mind—will be Invoked, his friends say, to the full when he unlimbers his guns on the Mellon project. Before he geJW through with It. •Johnson enthusiasts in Chicago say, the country will realize that the Mel lon program will actually raise, not reduce, taxes. Ho is expected to dwell devastating! y upon the en thusiasm with which the program has been greeted by the “capitalist press” of the nation and to ask the “plain people” to decide for them selves whether a scheme which (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) FIVE DAYS’ GRACE GIVEN TO AUTOISTS Commissioners Order Honoring of 1923 Tags Until January 5. Bush Anticipated. . , Tha Commissioners today Issued an order making 1923 automobile tags good .until January 5. At tkp same time they announced that the license office will not-be open until noon on New Year day, as pre viously advertised. Dp to closing time' yesterday the license office had sold less than 40,000 tags, and It became apparent-to the city fathers that the employes of that office could not hope to handle the re maining thousands of last-minute ap plicants between now and not>n on Tuesday. Accordingly, they directed Maj. Sul livan today to instruct his men to recognise old tags until Saturday night, January 6. There is one thing to be remem bered, namely, that under the tem porary - reciprocity agreement with Maryland you will not be able to cross the District line After January 1 unless you have 1934 District tags. In other words, if you plan to go Into Maryland Nek* Tear day you will /.have to get your new District tags. 9: ■ Workers Denied Half Holiday Here On New Year Eve There will be no half holiday for government employes on Monday —New Year eve. This would require an executive order on the part of the President, and at the time it was put up to him he expressed himself as being of the same view as President Harding, who declined to issue an order proclaiming the day before New Year a half holiday because he did not look upon New Year with the same senUment as he did Christmas, and could see no good reason for letting the employes off from work for the afternoon, in asmuch as there were no shopping or other matters to require their attention. lOGiOils FLEE DURING RIOT S * ■' JU 100 Join in Disturbance at Ohio Industrial School. Police Restore Order. By the AnoclSted Pr*»«. DELAWARE, Ohio, December 29. Search Was being made tdday for ten young woman- inmates of the Girls’ Industrial School, a state institution near here, who escaped during dis orders last night in more than 100 girls participated. Those who took part, in the upris ing and did not escape today were quiet and submissive after having danced themselves tired early this morning in the assembly hall of the Institution, where they were placed under, guard as they were rounded up by officials. After quite a num ber had been segregated in the hall one of the officials, noticing the atti tude of many of the captives, or dered the music to be started. The girls immediately started dancing. A recent order of the state wel fare department that corporal pun ishment be abolished at the institu tion, of which the girls learned only within the last few days, was said by attaches to have been the root of the trouble. Girls in cottage B, in charge of a substitute matron, start ed the trouble, it was said by officials. After trying In vain to control her charges, the matron was brushed aside and the forty-five inmates of the cottage dashed into the open. Running about the grounds shout ing for the other 600 inmates to Join them, the group soon grew to more than 100, as girls from other cot tages bolted and became unmanage able. A. majority contented them selves with roving about the grounds throwing stones through windows, screaming and causing a general commotion. Considerable furniture in several cottages was smashed and several of the insurgents were cut by glass or injured in - falling over objects in the darknese. Sheriff Fred Harter, Delaware county, a number of his deputies, and Delaware police aided by officials and nearby farmers, quelled -the uprising shortly before midnight. Punishment to be meted out to the Insurgents had not been upon this morning, according to J. P. El ton. husband of the matron of the sbhool.who is 111 and confined to her bed. Mrs. Elton has been In charge of the institution only a few months following the removal of Mrs. Mae Stannard on charges preferred by Welfare Director Harper. The uprising was the worst In fif teen years, according to employes of the school. ELOPEMENT OF MINORS CAUSES PROSECUTIONS Arrests Near Macon, Ga., Charge Kidnaping in Wedding of Boy, 16,- and Girl, 17. By the Associated Press.' MACON,' Oa., December 29.—Miss Ruby Mllllrons, former postmaster at Crumps Park.'in this county, was ar rested last night, with a.number of others, charged with kidnaping, in connection with the elopement of Thomas Elbert Bloodworth, fifteen, and Ludle .Watson, seventeen-year old daughter of a Jones county farmer. < . -Th#; groom was.a table boy„ in a downtown drug store at the time of the elo&etnent. Miss Mllllrons is ac cused In the warrant with engineer ing the elopement. Sheriff's deputies found the young couple at Kchecon nee. Steps wlll be taken to annul the marriage. - AIM ID FORCE VOTE ON BONUSBY JAN. 21 Republican War Veterans in House to Seek Action by Committee. A House vote on the soldier bonus by the end of January, regardless of the status of the administration's tax revision program. Is the demand of the group of republican representa tives who are war veterans. Petitions are in circulation calling for a conference of republican mem bers of the House on the night of January 10. Dnder the proposed call no business except the bonus would come up, and It Is the plan of those behind the movement to have the conference instruct the ways and means committee to report a bonus bill not later than January 21, The conference also would be asked to agree to immediate consideration of the measure by the House once it re ceives committee approval. Meets With Plans. The plans of the former service men in, a measure fit in with those of republican members of the ways and means committee, which has jurisdic tion over both the tax and bonus bills. 1 The committee has been considering administrative revisions of the rev enue bill, with the understanding that before any study of the proposed rate changes is begun a decision will be reached as to whether a bonus bill should be reported. Executive committee sessions on the tax bill have been suspended un til Thursday, when the measure again will be taken up. Members, includ ing Chairman Green, have predicted that a week or more will be needed to complete consideration of admin istrative features, and there have been indications that some of the commit tee members believe it should post pone action on the bonus until the republican party conference can pass on the question. Will Clear Way to r Tax. With sentiment in the House over whelmingly in favor of the passage of a bonus bill, even opponents of the legislation concede that the con ference will instruct the ways and means committee to report a bill and will be to give the measure right of way in the House. Such action. It was generally agreed today, will clear the way for a showdown, In the ways and means committee at least, on the tax ques tion. The text of the Treasury’s tax bill, which Secretary Mellon has esti mated would reduce, taxes 1333,000,- 000 annually, was made public yes terday by Chairman Green. The draft, a bulky volume carrying hun dreds of proposed amendments to the existing revenue law, many of them of a technical nature, follows close-, ly the lines which Mr. Mellon had announced his department favored. BOMB IS HURLED AMONG DANCERS Two Women Killed, Fifty Injured in Attack on Jews in South ern Hungary. By the Aesoeisted Pres*. ‘ BUDAPEST, December 29. —A bomb was hurled yesterday among the (crowded dancers at a Jewish women’s charity ball in Chongrad, southern Hungary, killing two women and wounding fifty. The bombers, who tossed their missile through a win dow, are suspected of being mem bers of the anti-Semitic "Awakening Magyars Association.” After thar explosion the crowd within the. building rushed to the door. In the panic that resulted many ■ were trampled underfoot and injured. The little town has.no hos-: pital* and few doctors and quently the condition of the wound ed has .become precarious through lack Os proper attention. It la impossible to send aid from the outside, as the railroads are blocked with ’ijaow. SLIDES FREQUENT IN ALPS BERN, December 29. —Avalanche* are crashing down the passes of the Alps with more frequency than at any time within the last ten years. . Many buildings have been destroy ed and tn some cases whole families have.been burftd while asleep. The forests are suffering considerably. “From Press to Home Within the Hour** The Star’s carrier system covers every city block and the regular edi tion is delivered toAVashington homes as fast as the papers are printed. Yesterday’s Net Circulation, 93,839 ♦ FIGHT ON GAS TAX BILL IN NEW FORM MAY RE LAUNCHED Reciprocity, With House Amendment, Is Declared to Be Highly Undesirable. INDIGNATION OF DISTRICT MOTORISTS IS INTENSE ✓ Attitude of Maryland Roundly Scored in Report of M. and M Secretary. Indignation over the amendment to ! the gas tax bill, providing for reciproc- j Ity with Maryland, is high among resi- j dents of Washington. Affecting 100,000 j motorists, and practically every citizen of Washington drlectly or Indirectly, it has been proposed to retain the per sonal property tax on automobiles, de spite the fact that the gas tax would bring in as much revenue as is at pres ent collected. Feeling among District motorists is so' high that many believe much will be accomplished If the bill Is Rilled. The fact that because of the amend ment desirable legislation had been changed into an undesirable measure. ] and . that motorists will be taxed out of all proportion to necessity, leads local owners to regret that the propo sition had ever been put up to Con gress. The Merchants and Manufacturers’ j Association, the National Motorists’ | Association, and the Washington Board of Trade and the American j Automobile Association are -among i the organizations which view with j alarm the attempt to tax the District motorists an additional $600,000 per year in motor taxation. The American Automobile Asso ciation has gone deeply into the mat ter and a detailed statement was is sued and printed in The Star re cently. The Merchants and Manu facturers’ Association, In a statement from Charles J. Columbus, secretary, j issued today, says, that In its amend- ! ed form the biU would not only con- j stitute an unwarranted financial i hardship on local motorists, but would be a circumstance most hu miliating to the District of Columbia. ; Columbus Makes Statement. "Pursuant to Instructions of the ! board of governors of the Merchants j and Manufacturers' Association meet- j Ing December 4, I have made an in- ] vestlgatlon of proposed automo bile reciprocity law for the District of Columbia and respectively submit ’ the following report,” said Mr. Co lumbus. "The only community in America that the state of Maryland has Im posed upon is the District of Colum bia through the persistent denial of the right to travel over Maryland highways to the people of the Dis trict of Columbia. This privilege has been and Is freely granted to the citizens of all states. “The discrimination is based on the fact that the District of Columbia county roadways do not measure up to the standard of Maryland or of many other states. "That this is unfair discrimination of the first order is proved by the fact that the citizens of the District of Columbia are In no sense responsi ble for this lack of high-way stand ard, but that in this, as in all other matters, we are dependent upon the ' will of Congress. "The carrying of an extra tag on automobiles and the securing of an additional license and the charges in cident to the same have proved a hardship both mental and financial. It has likewise hurt the pride of the people of the District of Columbia to realize that our fellow American citi zens In Maryland have seen fit to set up barriers against the movement of our people In and through Maryland. “Despite this most uncomplimen tary situation %s It affected the peo ple of the District of Columbia, the desire to eliminate the discrimination was so great on the part of our (Continued on Page 2, Column 4.) ICY BUST AND SNOW HEAD FOR CAPITAL Mercury to Base Tomorrow Pre paratory to Sharp Fall Monday, Is Prediction, , Fresh and frisky Alaskan gales are headed this way, right from the upper Tukon basin, due to arrive 'some time Monday, to give the Dis- | trict a taste of real winter weather. Snow probably will fall later in the 1 week. This was the long-range forecast of the weather bureau today, when I It sent out cold-wave warnings to a large part of the eastern and middle western sections of the United States. The highest temperature in Alaska, where those breezes are coming from, was fifty-four ‘degrees below zero today. The local forecaster, i however, steadfastly refrained from making a prediction ap to Just how low tho mark will be here Monday. 1 "Quite snappy" was all he would say. Tomorrow will see rainy weather, with a rise in the thermometer, as 1 a sort of prelude to the cold spell. Some time Monday the breezes will begin to swell in from The northwest, it is expected, turning mild winter Into the real thing. Wild to Shift Monday. A disturbance, with low barometer, is now central over Wyoming, and it is fi-om this that tomorrow s rain Is expected here. After the rain, the ■ wind is to shift nothwest, the pres sure will rise and the cold weather will be on. Snow is believed probable here after New Yeai\ according to the weather j outlook for the period December 31 to January 5, Issued by the weather bureau today. For the north and mld * die Atlantic states, in which latter group comes the District, the predic tion follows: i "Much colder Monday or Monday . night, continuing cold for several • days. Rain over sopth apd rain or snow over north portion Sunday ! night, followed by clearing Monday i or Monday night Fair thereafter un . til latter part of week when snow is I probable." TWO CENTS. GORDON PLEDGES FULL PROBE INTO DRY RAIQSCANDAL Declares Presmont to Be Kept on Case—Will Prose cute Energetically. NEWTON AGAIN DEMANDS ' INFORMATION OF OYSTER Representative, for Second Time. Asks for “Missing List” Facts, Oyster Withholds Data. j White police and special intelligence I unit operatives wero conferring to ! day on the next steps In the Investi j gation of Washington's alleged rum syndicate, the office of the district attorney announced that “every bit of evidence available for prosecution is being sought so that a case complete from all angles may be brought Into court. Maj. Peyton Gordon also announced that Assistant Attorney A. N. Pres mont Has not been removed from the case. “There been and there will be no let-up In the prosecution of this case,” Maj. Gordon stated, adding however, that the evidence had not yet been turned over to him. "Every bit of evidence available for prose cution will be made use of.” "Mr. Presmont has not been rc -1 moved and will not be removed from the case, but will take part in i*. I throughout. We are working on the | case with all our energy *aml are 1 exercising every effort to get all | possible evidence into shape.” Newton Repeat* Demand. The case was further featured to day by another letter from Repre sentative Newton of Minnesota to Commissioner Oyiter, in which he reiterated his demand to be told | whether or not any list as referred Ito In news reports had been found by the police. | Coincidentally with Representative i Newton’s letter, Commissioner Oys- I ter’s reply to the representative’s first | letter was made public. Comlssioner Oyster in his letter staled that all evi- I denoe collected by the police was I now in the hands of the District At- I torney's office, and that office must j make public what it sees fit. Representative Newton’s letter fol lows: "I regret that you have not seen fit to give me the information that I requested. In brief, your reasons are that you cannot make public evi dence in your hands excepting upon the instructions from the district at torney. Cites Oyster Statement. "Os course, I have no desire what ever to hamper further work by the police, or by the District Attorney. It never occurred to me to request any information of this particular character. At the time of writing the letter to you, I had in mind your own interview in the local press wherein you yourself are quoted as saying that such a list of names was found and seized. I naturally came to the conclusion that yop would not have made this fact known and given it out to the pub lic through the papers if it was in anv wav to hamper the prosecution. •T did not request tho list or ita publication. I asked whether such a list had been found The papers quoted you as saying there was such a list, which, they said. contained the names of a number of prominent and influential men. Surely, if you could then give this matter out to the press without fear of hampering prosecution, you now should be at liberty to at least give the facts to a member of Congress. „ “The papers report that this list mysteriously disappeared. X merely asked whether this was true I did not ask for the contents of the list. Surety the ’disappearance’ of a list of patrons, containing the names of alleged prominent and influential men, is a matter of grave public con cern. The papers published the fact of the disappearance of this Hat, They certainly must have received this information from your office.. Do you think it consistent to deny to a member of Congress information that has been given to the press from your office? Repeats His Demand. “If the statement was made to the press that this list has disappeared this case involves something far more serious than the charge of ‘bootleg ging.’ It goes to the integrity of the law enforcement officers of the Dis trict Evidence involving alleged prominent and influential men Is lost Nobody knows anything about It. The I (Continued on I’age 2, Column 7.) 31 MOROS ARE SLAIN IN MINDANAO CLASH Constabulary Successful in Battle * for Abandoned Cottage. By the Associated Press. MANILA, December 29. —Thirty-one Moros were killed in a clash with sixty soldiers of the Philippine con stabulary at Malundu, In Uanao prov ince, Island of Mindanao, on Decem ber 16. according to ay dispatch-re ceived here from Maj. Fletcher, com mander of Philippine Scouts at Zam boanga. There were ho casualties among the members of the constabulary force. At least twenty-five Moros are believ ed to have escaped during the fight ing. The Moros were accused of cutting telephone wires maintained by the i constabulary. The clash occurred at ;an abandoned cottage, where tno Moros had encamped. They were un der the leadership of D&to (chief) Fata. * . SNOWS SWEEP AUSTRIA. VIENNA, December 29.—Severe blizzards continue throughout Aus tria, hampering communications. Pood supplies In Vienna are dimin ishing and prices are rising rapidly. Throe thousand freight cars are snowed In at Arlberg.