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Fair tonight and tomorrow; mod erate temperature.' Temperature for twenty-four hours ended at 2 p.m. today; Highest, 55 at 2:45 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 37 at 5:30 am. today. Full report on page 7. Closing N. Y. Stocks uid Bonds, Page 20 Vs 9Q 189 Kntered as second-class matter <7, io_. post office Washington, D. C. SINCLAIR CERTIFIED 10 D. C. COURT FOR • CONTEMPT BY VOTE - OF 12-1 IN SENATE Elkins Makes Only Objection to Action—Fall’s Son-in- Law Refuses to Make An swer to Probe Queries. MANY WITNESSES GIVE TESTIMONY IN HEARING Two Testify of Alleged Gifts of $225,000 and $200,000 to G.O.P. Fund by Darden—Brewer De nies Effort to Purchase Naval Reserve. The law officers of the government "were asked today by the Senate to bring contempt proceedings against Harry F. Sinclair, whose lease of Teapot Dome started the rolling snowball of the oil inquiry. By a vote of seventy-two to one. the Senate adopted a resolution by , its oil committee, certifying Sinclair to the district attorney on a con tempt charge because of his refusal to testify further in the committee hearings. Senator Elkins, republican. West \ irginia, cast the only negative vote. An hour before another witness, C. C. Chase, custonis collecto’r at El Paso, and son-in-law of Albert B. Fall, had refused to ans\Ver the com mittee's questions on the ground that it might incriminate him. His case will be taken up later. tiles Sinclair Siatcmcnt. Senator Walsh read the Sinclair statement declaring the loan of . $23,000 to Fall had been negotiated "without secrecy.” "I don’t know how it could have been made more secret.” Senator Walsh said. "Zevely himself (J. W. Sievely, Sinclairs attorney! madu tv trip to New Mexico in that connec tion and the bonds were transferred by express to a. bank named by Sen ator Fait. How would the commit tee or the public ever have known of the transaction save through the rigid cross-examination of wit nesses?” Senator Moses, republican. New Hampshire, presiding, said it was the opinion of the chair that action by the President of the Senate was .au tomatic under the statutes and the motion offered by Senator Walsh was __ unnecessary. "Since he has offered it, however.” Senator Moses continued, “it would seem best to have the decision, of the Senate recorded.” Senators Lodge, republican. Massa chusetts, and Wadsworth, republican, , New York, both suggested it would l ave been better if the committee had rendered some sort of conclu . sion instead of what the Massachu- j setts senator described as "merely an ; excerpt from the proceedings.” hen thy Senate began voting on Senator Walsh’s resolution senators answered “aye” without regard to party until Senator Elkins was called. He voted "No.” Hopes Penalty Drastic. In urging his motion. Senator Walsh declared the "witness is taking all ihe chajices for the extreme penalty of the law, and if he is found in erjor I shall hope to see him treated with I the utmost rigor of the law.” "I trust,” Mr. Walsh added, "he will I be given the limit of penalty the law provides for each separate point. involved in his case.” "This witness thus lias defied this i body and has scouted its authority, j i hen has rushed into the newspapers ] *o tell the story lie declined to tell upon the stand.” Senator Walsh had reference to a i long statement made public Saturday j by Sinclair after Sinclair had refused : to answer questions propounded by ! the committee. Senator Walsh said I that the statement had not been tiled I with the commtUee. .Replying to Sinclair's statement' that he had been called beforq the I committee live times. Senator Walsh said that this was "chiefly by reason of the fact that the witness failed to disclose all of the material facts in ! his knowledge” during his previous j appearances. "It leaked out, little by little,” Sen- I ator Walsh said. “He did not tell anything more than he was obliged to tell under searching interroga- I tjon. ’ , Sinclair, the senator said, had not ' told the committee "how he paid a ] million dollars for fake claims on | Teapot Dome and then paid another ] million to purchase the silence ot a | newspaper,” the senator said, adding; "It was to avoid inquiry into that j matter that he declined to answer.” | Text of Citation. After reviewing the resolutions un- I tier which the committee has been con- j llucting its inquiry, the citation said: "That on the 22d day of March, 1924. j (Continued on Page 4, Column 2.) j BALL ASKS CHANCE I FOR GAS TAX BILL An effort to get the gasoline tax bill up for consideration in the Senate was made by Senator Ball, chairman of the District committee, soon after the Senate, met today. Senator Curtis of Kansas asked unanimous consent to consider unob jected to bills on the calendar. Senator Ball said he had no objection to that course being followed, but he urged that first the Senate consider /the gasoline tax bill, and pointed out'that ihe period of reciprocity With Mary land in regard to automobile licenses would expire' March 31. He said it was necessary that something be done with tliis legislation as soon as pos sible. Senator Curtis suggested that Sen f.tor Ball ask unanimous consent later in the da>* to take up the gasoline tax bill, and it was with that understand ing that Senator Ball made no objec tions to the consideration of the cal ,t iidar. Criminal Action v In Oil Cases to Start Here Soon i! Government counsel in the oil oases on returning to Washington [ today announced that presentation of criminal evidence in the cases I would be started about April 10 j before a special District of Co- I lumbia grand jury. Names for the grand jury have j been drawn and the jurors will be i j impannelled soon after April 1. ( Atlee Pomerene and Owen ,1. I Roberts, the counsel members, sub j mltted to President Coolidge to-; day a report on their trip to Wy -1 oming and California, where they instituted civil proceedings in the Teapot Dome and Elk Hills lease casts. They will resume immedi ately their study of any criminal phases of the eases, and soon will present to the President a report on the offer of Edward L. Hoheny , to complete at his own expense the Pearl Harbor project for oil stor- DAUGHERTY PROBE DELAYED TWO DAYS I i Senator Wheeler in Bed With i Severe Cold—Resume Hear i ings Wednesday. ; Further hearings in the Senate in j vestigation of Attorney General ’ | Daugherty today, were postponed un- I til Wednesday. , ! The postponement was due to the illness of Senator Wheeler, democrat, . | Montana, the committee prosecutor. • and to conflicting engagements by \ other committee members. 1 j Senator Wheeler is confined to his ; i bed with a severe cold. Another mem j her. Senator Moses, republican. New I Hampshire, was engaged with the | opening of a new .-investigation into ; Rio Grande iancFtransactions. Still i another, Senator Jones, republican, ! Washington, was called out of the j city. I Hear Miss Stinson Again. | Chairman Brookhart said that the ■ inquiry would proceed on Wednes day, even if Senator Wheeler should Ij be unable to return. The Montana j j senator has been suffering from a j cold for several days. The aid of the State Department j was enlisted todav by the committee ! in its effort to secure the testimony ’ j of Howard Mannlngton. now In Paris, ! and identified by previous witnessel j as occupying a desk in the "Little j greenhouse of K street” and as the recipient of money in the fight film j and whisky deals. j Chairman Brookhart today sent a j letter to Secretary Hughes asking his | '•(Hind offlees” in effecting the return i Os Mannington. . ; When the committee resumes on ! Wednesday it hopes to conclude with 'the testimony and cross-examination of Miss Roxie Stinson, divorced wife ‘•of Jess Smith, the dead friend of the -Attorney General. | A variety of alleged "deals” involV. ing whisky permits, fight film distri bution, narcotic drugs and political I support, remain the principal .items |on the Daugherty investigating com mittee's program when it begins Wed nesday the third week of its sensa jlionul inquiry. Dispute With Banker. | In addition, .the committee had oh ■ its hands the dispute with the Attor ney General’s brother, M. S. Daugh lerty. over its attempt to examine all (accounts amounting to more than '525,000 on the books of the Midland (National Bank of Washington Court House, Ohio, of which he is president. The banker has insisted that the examination be confined to a-counts known to be relevant to the inquiry, and Senator Wheeler, democrat, Mon tana, the committee "prosecutor,” has declared his intention to "go to the limit” to enforce the demands for an unlimited inspection of the books, j Besides Miss Stinson, William A. j Orr, who has been mentioned in con : nection with the alleged fight film j and whisky permit “deals,” and Fred j C. Quimby. producer and part-owner of the Carpentier-Dempsey pictures, I which were shown in twenty-two i states, despite the law barring'them from interstate commerce, are or i dered to appear for re-examination, j Another former Department of Jus- J tioe agent named Gershon also is 1 to testify with reference to the pe- I ports that Mexican re.volutionists j have been aided by American oil • interests. ! Further investigation of circum stances surrounding the death of Jess ; Smith may be made shortly after the ; committee resumes. Chairman Brook- Ihart said today the committee was ‘not thoroughly satisfied-with the of ficial verdict of suicide and it was | probable that Coroner Nevltt of the District of Columbia would be called. i May Call Indertakera. If this .subject is pressed further, j the chairman added, all those having any first-hand knowledge. Including I undertakers here and in Ohio and others who viewed Smith’s body, might be asked to testify. I The committee also is issuing a subpoena for books of hte Commercial ' Bank of Washington Court House. The I committee has information, yet un- I confirmed, that some of the assets of j Jess Smith's estate have been trans ! ferred from the Midland National ’ Bank of that city, headed by M. S. j Daugherty, brother of the Attorney j General, to other banking Institu i tions. The committee is engaged in | a controversy with the Daugherty I bank over inspection of Its records. AIRCRAFf INQUIRY ORDERED BY HOUSE The House today 1 authorized a sweeping investigation of the air craft industry. By viva voc© vote, a resolution by Representative Nelson, republican in surgent leader, of Wisconsin, provid ing for appointment of a special com mittee to conduct the inquiry, was adopted. At the suggestion of Representative Longworth. the republican leader, the Speaker was authorized to name a committee of nine members instead of seven, as provided in the resolu tion. Investigation of the Army, Navy and mail air services, as well as of the aircraft industry generally, is proposed in the resolution which was presented several weeks ago by Mr. Nelson, after he had charged on the House floor that corruption could be proved in the industry in its relation to the government. V,. y J V V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION \^/ f ■" —— - - -- - i. * SPRING SOLILOQUIZING. * HOUSE DEBATE HOT ON CARAWAY TALK V ej■ ■ - 0 i! Gillett Defends His Remarks e I About Senate —Treadway e Drops Censure Move. d : a | Speaker Gillett'* remarks about the a : Senate made during a recent address j in Boston stirred up a heated half -11 hour debate today in the House, dur ®; ing. which the Speaker laid aside ? : his gavel and took the floor to defend ) i himself. e i The discussion was precipitated by „ i Representative Treadway, republican. | Massachusetts, who offered a re.solu -11 lion criticizing Senator « 'araway. * 1 democrat, Arkansas, for attacking the Speaker on the floor of the Senate [J! Saturday. nj* Representative Sanders, republican, e ; Indiana, broke in to remark that a e ■ senator or member of the House ,j could, with propriety, say anything . ; he wished when outside the Capitol. 1 . although constrained from doing so s j in the halls of Congress. Kmolalion ‘Withdrawn. - j Mr. Treadway withdrew his resolu j lion at the Speaker's request, and the i latter, amid the cheers of his col i! leagues, stepped from the Speaker’s - j rostrum for a five-minute speech. - ; Speaker Olllett told the House that I j he would Interpose no objection to the n | House acting on any Senate resolu -31 tfon questioning his right to make II the references he did to that body, j He explained, as did Mr. Treadway, * | that the resolution offered today was s. drafted and prennted without his , knowledge. - j Representative Wingo. democrat, ; Arkansas, said before the Speaker > j began his address that Mr. Gillett r | in his Boston speech had violated the i. spirit of the House rules, and in de . fending his action Mr. Gillett said: - "Certain democratic members, Includ i ing Mr. Wlngo, In the last presiden -1 tial campaign had made remarks r more uncomplimentary about the i. Senate than he used. ! Ckeereg by Republicans. Republicans interrupted the speak* | er several times to applaud and cheer , him. particularly when Representa ■ tive Connery of Massachusetts put in j a remark that as a democrat he be lieved Mr. Gillett was within his - rights and should have the privilege f of free speech when not presiding I over the House. s i Every member of the House knows - | that Speaker Gillett is a “man of s; integrity,” and has always presided s over the House deliberations in a . "fair and Impartial” manner. Repre sentative TreadWay said, amid re publican applause. The Massachusetts member said r that Senator Caraway’s remarks con • etituted the "most flagrant” breach 1 of congressional proprieties on record. • He said that he had introduced the resolution without the knowledge of i the Speaker or of any of his asso -1 ciates. Acted ob Own Initiative. t "I’ve taken this step,” he added. - "on my own initiative, because I be -1 lievo the honor of the House and its presiding officer has been reflected r upon.” /fftor stating his position. Mr. 1 Treadway said ho would withdraw r the resolution In compliance with Mr. Gillett’s request that no action be taken on it. Mr. Treadway directed criticism, in particular, to remarks of Senator Caraway which appeared, as follows, in the Congressional Record : "I think the New York Times is 'Without justification in its criticism • of tho Speaker of the Hou»c~on his violating the proprieties and the 1 rules of the body over which he.pre sides, because I never knew that any * one thought that the Speaker under stood or had any regard for the rules of the body over which he presides. t He never has given evidence that he knew what the.rules are or that he ’ had any respect for them.” : STEAMSHIP ASHORE. s Shipping Board Craft Helpless 120 e Miles From Miami. fc JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 24. J The Shipping Board steamship Presi - dent Monroe is ashore four miles south of the Pacific reefs, between £ Barrysfort and Fowey Rocks light s station, about 120 miles distance from s Miami. SOS calls were answered •• by the coast guard cutter Saukee e from Key West, followed immediately b by the wrecking tug Warbler and the i naval tug Bay Spring leaving for the scene. , . . WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, MARCH 24, 1924-THIRTY PAGES. * I 80.000 Jersey City Citizens Listed ns , Blue Late Violaters Jiy fhp As’SOfiatwl Press. JKRSKV CTITV. V J.. March parks, n woman who bought a doiw-ii iggN, several men who | bought cigarettes and one* who ' had hix shoe*, shined were among Mt.ikx* alleged Sunday blue law violators whuoe ■ names were listed by local po lice yesterday. The name*, mill be presented to the liudonjt county grand Jury, which has i already n list of lO.OttO violators , j considered. O'CONNOR EXPLAINS ■i i SHIP BOARD STATUS \\ i j Investigating Committee Ad • | journs After Hearing Pre liminary Statements. ll ' * j The House Shipping Board Investl ! gating committee spent today in dls , cussing procedure, appointed a sub ■ | committee to form an “orderly method ‘ -of investigation and systematic nx • i animation,” heard a preliminary s ' statement from Chairman O'Connor lof the board and adjourned subject t j to tltp call of the chairman. Chairman White and Representa ' I tive Davis, democrat, of Tennessee, “ j committee prosecutor, will have ■ i charge of the formulation of a plan > of action. ' | The statement of Mr. O’Connor said • the present board was organized late , in 1921 and at that time the number ' of ,employes was 8,324, with, an an ’ nual salary roll of $15,861,105. Since that time the figures had been re duced to 3.962 and $5,251,060. respec ’ lively. Operating Revenues. Gross operating revenues for the year ending June 30, 3923, totaled ap ; proximately 197,000,000. while gross operating expenses aggregated about $140,000,000, representing a loss of about $43,000,000-, the report said. Re -1 ceipts from all sales at that *time amounted to $63,000,000 of which $25,- ’ 000,000 was placed in the construction ! loan fund and the balance returned to the Treasury. Shipping Board operators numbered i 3XO in 3923. compared will) thirty eight at the present time, the reduc -1 tion, the report said, "creating a i higher standard of efficiency and co ■ ordination.” A mass of data for which the offi cials have been asked will be await -1 ed before the committee begins its • actual inquisitorial work. The testi i mony taken thus far has dealt chiefly . with contemplated policies of the ■ board and Fleet Corporation—infor- E matton desired by the committeemen • for guidance when the independent offices appropriation bill comes up for consideration. Cost of Inquiry. | Chairman O’Connor of the board in- I formed the committee today that $300,000 or $400,000 would be required • to furnish a complete list of the t , board's former and present employes i alone, because investigators would j have to be sent all over the country [j to inspect records. The committee has been allowed only $25,000 for the ’ inquiry. The suggestion was made that a good portion of the information de sired*could be obtained from thq re , port of the Walsh investigating com . mittee made on March 3. 1921, and the committee decided to ascertain if this was available. . No witnesses were heard today, the investigators .desiring to continue to \ lay their plans of procedure. Painted Fish, Sold as Red Salmon, Found in Market at Philadelnhia v By the Associated Pres*. HARRISBURG. Pa., March 24 Painted fish have been found in Phila , delphia sea food mafkets, John S. , McKee, deputy secretary of agricul t ture, declared today. White salmon, , dipped in coal tar dye to give them I a reddish tint, were sold as red sal i mon, Mr. McKee said. r The fish, which were discovered by \ Robert M. Simmers, general agent of the bureau of foods, were painted in GROUND IS BROKEN FOR NEWLIBRARY Officials Attend Ceremony at : Start of Work on Branch in Mount pleasant. I 1 Ground was broken for the new. Mount Pleasant branch of the Pub- ! I He Library at ceremonies held today; . !at the site, 16th and streets | ] northwest, in the presence of Dls j trict and lihiary officials and repre-; \ i sentatives of citizens’ associations. j The earth was turned by Commis- i K i sioner James F. Oyster, representing | the municipal government; Theodore : ; W. Noyes, chairman of the board of trustees r.f the Public Library; XYr. | ■ ' George F. Bowerman. librarian of the | Public Ijihrary; Harley V. Speelman j (of the Columbia Heights Citizens' As- j (sedation and Cos. William 10. Rogers J»t the Mount Pleasant Citizens' As- 1 sociation. The ceremonies, begun at 10 am . j - | attracted the attention of a oonsid- ! - . erabie gallery of residents, who stood] - * in the bright rays of a true spring j i | sun to watch the ceremonies, many; -jof them standing upon- »mcwbat r j damp earth. r ( The several hundred residents were i able, listening to the addresses of L | <'omml«sioner Oyster. Dr. Bowerman and Mr. Speelman, the latter speaking . I on behalf of the two citizens' assocla j tions, to vision the two-story-and- ‘ , . basement structure of Indiana lime » stone that is expected to be completed j by January 1. l ( Commissioner Oyster, opening the ceremonies, said that the people of 1 Washington and of the nation are to be congratulated "upon this new 5 addition to its intellectual opportunl r ties, for whatever tends to benefit . the National Capital reflects corre sponding credit to the nation at large. Tri bates to Caraegfe. “The Commissioners thank Mrs. , Henderson,” continued Mr. Oyster, "and j congratulate the committee to whom . | this section of the District is so ’ I largely indebted for this needed ad ? dition to its library facilities and t architectural adornment and bespeak f for it a usefullness in keeping with the beneficent objects of the con tributions to the fund for its erection, ' whose sagacious public spirit so - clearly saw that knowledge is power i and that the public library is the . most facile agency for the diffusion 1 of that knowledge. We all must Join in grateful acknowledgment to the j generosity of that great philan thropist, Mr. Andrew Carnegie. . Dr. Bowerman, outlining’the plans i for the structure, which faces 16th - street, congratulated the citizens’ as sociations and the approximately 300,000 persons they represent upon ■ the now librap-, for which the Car > negie Institution has contributed a total of $200,000, the site having been • sold by Mrs. J. B. Henderson to the i library committee for half of its ■ market value. i After delays in overcoming ob ; stacles. Dr. Bowerman said, "we are ► now ready to add another strong link to the chain of libraries which gives adequate library service to the vari ous sections.” In going slow, the librarian continued, there has been an advantage in this particular case. - If this branch had been constructed I earlier it would have been irapossi , ble to forsee the great growth of ' | the section, he added, hence the buiid * ing would have been much smaller and L 1 today would not be adequate to the r needs of the community. The popu lation today demands a large build ; ing, Dr. Bowerman continued, and 5 • one in keeping architecturally with the immediate section, which contains 1 several handsome church%edifices. Opm-Alr Reading Rmb. j Describing the building to be con i structed, Dr. Bowerman said the main entrance will face toward 16th street i As one entei ~s he will see an open (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.1 ' _ v vvf/ Chicago and shipped to Philadelphia - As an explanation of the painting, it . was pointed out that the value of red salmon is four times that of the *• white variety. Officials of the bureau - have ordered an investigation of all i, fish markets in the state to determine whether there has been a general dis tribution of the painted fish. Where - they are found prosecutions will be Instituted. Uess than a week ago the bureau r discovered that “bootleg" candy con ■ factions, containing intoxicating bev i e rages, were appearing la the plate. U. S. PRELATES ELEVATED AT COLORFUL CEREMONIES Archbishops Mundelein and Hayes Raised at Secret Consistory. ANCIENT RITES HELD. Pope Praises America’s Charity to Europe—Pub lic Rituals Thursday. | By tiiiv AsfsorialMl Pisw. ROMK, March 24.—Mgr. Patrick J. i Hayes. Archbishop of New York, and i Mgr. George W. Mundelein, Arch- ' bishop of Chicago, were made car i dinals of the Roman Catholic Church | at a secret consistory this morning j in the historic hall of consistory at . the Vatican. The ceremony, carried out in conformity with centuries-old ritual, was performed in majestic solemnity amid a setting of colorful * splendor. i The two American prelates thus i raised to the dignity of princes of i the church were not present, but ! : awaited notification of their elevation j | a t their respective temporary places ; j of residence In Rome, in accordance I with custom. Cardinal Hayes re- I I ceived the "biglietti,” as the notifica tion is called, at the American Col- ' ; and Cardinal Mundelein at the , College of Propaganda, Recognition of America. The Pope In his allocution declared America to have attained "primacy” in charity, and that he wished to | remember this in an unusual way, I Therefore he elevated to the sacred I purple two prelates whose i and the importance of whose sees I I warranted it. ! "In the immense family which God J Jjas confided to us/ 9 (he Pope said, I , there are brothers more favored bv ' L>ivine JVovidrnce who through the J bather of ail to the assistance! , of their less fortunate brothers in j their trials and disasters, i “Our heart is touched and at the . same time exalted toward God. j thinking of and beholding their mag nificent acts of filial piety and fra- i ternal charity. Wo find pleasure in ( expressing to them from this exalted place in this distinguished assembly 1 a fervent declaration of our grati- I Ltude. [ "We feel, however, that something i • would be wanting in this expression j ! of gralitude If special mention were I ■ not made iff the position and part I ; which the T'nited States of America ! ' took and maintained in this con- i j course of charity. | .Prom the moment In which our | I FUNDS FOR SURVEY OF STREETS ASKED .... | Commissioners Would Pro-i j vide Orderly Development | in New Suburbs. j The District Commissioners today (asked the' budget bureau to approve a supplemental estimate of $25,000 with which to make a complete re ' study of the lughway plan of the Xa i tional Capital. It is the aim of the Commissioners, j to have a city planning survey made I that will insure an orderly and at- j j tractive development of new streets : 1 and subdivisions in rapidly develop- j I ing suburbs. This Item was one of a score of j ! supplemental requests, totaling SSOO.- ! 1 000, on which the Commissioners and 1 ; Maj. Donovan gwve testimony before I | Gen. Dord today. Sffcool Itau f nrhid cd. I A large proportion of the supple j mentals i» for the school system, in cluding funds needed to complete and furnish buildings now in pricess of construction and for other current expenses. Request is made for $25,000 for the purchase of markers and signals to facilitate the direction of traffic throughout the city, and an addi tional $7,500 to keep white lines painted on the streets to aid pedes trians in crossing at intersections. A supplemental allotment of $5,000 is sought for the health department for the abatement of nuisances in connection with the movement to im prove sanitary conditions in the alleys. Health Oflrr Aaks More. The health department also |s ask ing that the limit be raised on the amount that may be expended in controlling contagious diseases. The total also Includes a number of appropriations needed to enable various agencies of the District gov- j eminent to complete the current fiscal year, among which is an item for the upkeep of persons sent to St. Elizabeth's Hospital CITY HEAD HEARINGS FORESEEN BY BALL The Senate District committee will have to pass on the question of granting hearings on the nominations of District Commissioners Rudolph and Oyster, Senator Ball, chairman of the committee, said today. Senator Ball said he had received from Capt. , Julius I. Peyser a request that hear ings be held and saying that he would submit a list of those who desired to be heard. If the committee decides to hold hearings Senator Ball said he thought they would be before the committee in executive session. Senator Elkins of West Virginia, it was reported today, will oppose the > confirmation of the nominations of Commissioners Rudolph and Oyster. Senator Ball indicated that the nomi nations of the Commissioners would not be takM up until Wednesday by the committee, “From Press to Home Within the Hour ** The Star's carrier system covers every city block and the regular edition is delivered to Washington homes as fast as the papers are printed. Saturday’s Circulation, 99,997 Sunday’s Circulation, 106,531 /A gW L, CARDINAL HAYES. r— —HHT*”' | b ' % < , W” • jgl kjßHk wir iBmSwK i CARDINAL MISDFXEIX. ' voice was first raised in behalf of ! poor starving children of Russia the i episcopal clergy and people of the j United States responded to our ap -1 (Continued on Page 4. ColurnrTcT) TRIBAL LAW HOLDS ! UP eypsy BURIAL _! I “Subjects” Refuse to Bury Queen Until Grave Is Lined With Cement. Rather tlia.fi violate an aneaemt tribal law providing that the grave, of a fallen clansman must be lined with cement to protect the body from being destroyed. King Johns ordered the burial of Queen KleanoPa. the j gypsy empress, slopped after the | cortege had arrived today at Mount j Olivet cemetery, because the vault j that was to have received the body j was made of brick instead of cement. I, More than 2,000 persons, coming ( from every walk of life, had gath ! ered on the slopes of Mount Olivet to | watch the gypsy queen buried accord ing to tribal rites antedating the ! dawn of history - , and a half a dozen 1 policemen had difficulty keeping them from the passway of the funeral train when it arrived from Haiti more, where Queen Eleanora died Thursday night. Began Solemn Chant. More than an hour late, the cortege turned into Mount Olivet cemetery a few minutes before 1 o’clock. Im mediately the mourners began the solemn chant of their requiem fare well. Women, garbed in gaudy col ored clothes, quickly lined the fringe of the grave and the pallbearers lift ed the casket from the hearse. Led by the king of the tribe, the short procession to the waiting sepulcher (began. When King Johns reached the head of the grave, however, IN stopped and heid up his hand.. The excavation had been lined with brick instead of cement, and he posi tively refused to permit the burial to proceed. So intense was the excitement among the gypsies when they saw the mistake that several policemen were obliged to intercede, to prevent what looked like possible violence. Finally officials of Mount Olivet cemetery were acquainted with the situation and offered to have Queen Eleanora’s body placed in the public j vault until the bricks can be re moved and the grave walled with a lining of solid concrete, according to the burial laws of gypsy customs. Throngs at Cemetery. Perhaps the largest crowd that ever gathered at Mount Olivet ceme tery awaited the arrival of the fu neral train from Baltimore long be fore the appointed hour. In public busses, on foot and in shining limou sines of expensive manufacture, they arrived by the score and It was es timated that when the hearse bearing the dead leader of Romany clans reached the grave 2,500 persons w.ere packed around nearby slopes in addi tion to the 400 gypsies who came to attend the funeral from practically evecy part of the United States. Those who had hoped to have a glimpse of the sterling silver casket In’which the queen lies were dtsap i pointed because it had been care fully boxed up and all they saw was an ordinary wooden casing cov ered with white and red carnations Nothing could be seen across the bier in which the queen had lain in state in Baltimore since Thursday. Began Work, on Grave. A special corps of workmen begat Immediately to line the grave frorr top to bottom with cement and It was stated that the funeral services would be held later this aftemoor when the grave has been preparct as has the graves of all other gyp sies since time immemorial. TWO CENTS. ,14 MOTOR BAITS ROB COLLECTOR OF SI6,MD FLEE j Escape After Staging Daring Hold-Up Near Langley High School. LOCAL PIGGLY-WIGGLY STORES’ RECEIPTS TAKEN t f j Victim Declares Every Precaution Was Taken to Avert High way Robbery. ‘ | Four masked bandits in a high j powered automobile today held up at pistol’s point two Piggiy Wiggly store j officials e*n route on T street northeast j to store headquarters, and escaped with j approximately $16,000 in cash, the Sat urday night receipts of about thirty three stores in the chain. Operating with a daring and a swift ness unparalleled in criminal annals of the District of Columbia the robbers crowded to the curb near Lincoln road the automobile occupied by M. L. Clca ! ton, cashier of the District unit of the 1 corporation, and John Starnes, District j superintendent, shoved revolvers into j their faces before they themselves had •an opportunity to draw weapons, re i iieved the covered men of three pap-, J c amouflage bags* containing the money j and made a quick getaway east on T j street in the* direction of Rhode Island I avenue and Baltimore. Noticed Parked far. Mr. Cleaton and Mr. Hturne.-, :j,ii i they were on their way to the execu j live offices, 153.', sth street northeast. • when the robbery occurred. They said they came up Pennsylvania avenue to North Capitol and out Lin coln road to T street northeast, where they noticed a parked car on the hill. As they approached th. car began to draw out and crowd | them to one side. Thinking that the • ear wanted to turn. Mr. Cleaton said, i they took no notice of it. when sud ■ denly the machine swung in front 1 ;of their path, forcing the officials’ 9 I car to stop. 9 j Two masked bandits jumped out. : opened the door of the ear carrying i the money and demanded the cash. - 1 which was handed to them. Mr i Cleaton and .Mr. Starnes attempted ito follow the fieeing bandits, but 1 found that the oar the iatter used ■ was too speedy. Carried Dead Tags. The police were given a description | of the car. which was a c!osed-in type ■ afterward found to have been carry ■ ing a dead District tag. Three of ' the men were about twenty-five j years of*age. wearing brown caps and I suits, and the driver of the car was j about thirty-five, of short, stocky type. Maryland and Virginia police ■ were immediately notified and a care ’ ful look-out is being kept on all exits out of Washington. According to Thomas Good, mans j ger of the District unit, the hold-up j was well planned, as those collecting t the money have several routes which » j they take at varying hours every I Monday in order to forestall any such 1 i occurance as this. It was pointed out i ; that the bandits were parked on th.- I hill near Langley Junior High School. ' where they could see which route 9 the store men took and cut them off. Precautions Were Taken. l ! . .Instead of taking the money from t i the stores late Saturday night, the f money is put in large time lock safes’ so that it can be brought out •" iin daylight on Monday. Mr. Good f i pointed out. - ' The exact amount taken cannot be i estimated until each of the thirty -3 : three stores report their Saturday ‘ ! night receipts. Mr. Cleaton explained ’ 9 ' that he carried a pistol in the car. I ' but the robbery was accomplished so II ; quickly and they were so well cover -1 ed hy'the guns of the bandits, thai ■ | they were not able to reach for their 1 : weapons. The loss is covered by in i sur&nce, it was explained. - ENGRAVING BUREAU ij PROBE AUTHORIZED d; : r I The House today ordered an in d I vestigation by a special committee te of the Brewer charges regarding ® alleged duplication of bonds and . other negotiable government paper tl at the bureau of engraving and printing. e ■ The House passed the Snell resold e ; tion, which is a substitute for th. 1 j King resolution, ordering that this X | investigation shall be made by a spe e j dal committee of live members t a j be appointed by the Speaker. ? Chairman Snell of the rules com a mittee, explained the purpose of th. 0 resolution. He told his colleagues that he had consulted with Secretary t Mellon who advised him that the government had not lost dny money by duplication of bonds, but that lu favored the investigation In order the entire controversy vliicli - had developed into a- scandal might - be cleaned up. Representative Watkins, democrat. ? of Oregon, questioned whether this '! special ’committee would go into the > summary dismissal of officials at the s bureau of engraving and printing by 6 order of President Harding, said to ■ have been based on an investigation 0 made by Charles B. Brewer, special V agent in the Department of Justice, by direction of President Harding, a Chairman Snell replied that an in t quiry into the dismissals was not - necessarily contemplated in the resoiu ■ tion. v Representative Finis J. Garrett of * Tennessee, minority’ leader, explained J - that if in investigating the duplica r tion of bonds the trail led across tha’ c of the dismissals from the bureau s>> that the subject became interwoven, the investigating committee had au n thority to inquire into the question of „ dismissals. Chairman Snell agreed” with this • s interpretation. Repesentative R. Wal ■s ton Moore, democrat, of Virginia, then n discussed what he thought was a •j real need for cleaning up the ques i. (ion of wholesale dismissal of officials 'of the bureau.