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Showers this afternoon and tonight; tomorrow fair and much colder; south, shifting to west gales; tem perature for twenty-four hours end ed at 2 p.m. today: Highest, 72, at 2:30 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 54, at 12;30 a.m. today. Full report on page 2. N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 13 OQ 1 G 1 ? Entered as second-class matter i ’ u ’ post office Washington, D. C. SENATORS EXAMINE: SCAIFE ON ALLEGED ITSUIFIRM DEAL Former Justice Agent Says He Was Blocked by Special Aide to Daugherty. SAYS AIRCRAFT DEALERS WERE GERMAN AGENTS Managed Affairs With Government in Interests of Enemy, He Claims. Taking only a passing notice of Harry M. Daugherty’s disappearance from public life,* the Senate’s Daugh erty investigating committee today tried to piece out details of one SIOO,OOO deal and heard hints of another. By I£. L. Scaife, a former Depart ment of Justice agent, the committee was told that investigation into the Mitsui aircraft case, in connection with which Gaston B. Means has tes tified, Jess Smith received SIOO,OOO, Was blocked by A. F. Meyers, a spe cial assistant to the Attorney Gen eral, after it had been discovered that the company owed the govern ment many millions. Scaife said he had been told by Guy D. Goff, then assistant attorney general, that Meyers received his ap / Polntment through former Attorney Genera] George B. Wickersham. whose Jaw firm, he said, was retained by the Mitsui Company. .The r ®ferences to the second SIOO.- COO transaction were made by Nicho las timmo, a New York restaurant man, who testified that he had over heard a conversation in a hotel here about a "whisky deal in which Mor timer got SIOO,OOO from a party in littsburgh." He knew none of the details, and when committee mem oers put him through a course of questioning “to test his memory” he , S u he , c °didn't even remember v nether he had been prosecuted in New lork for a liquor law violation. Plan Executive Session. Instead of examining confidential flies of the Justice Department in public, as originally planned, the committee decided to consider them In executive session. The files in question related to al leged activities in this country on , dehalf of Mexican revolutions in Dower California and’had figured in the correspondence between President Coolidge and Mr. Daugherty, resulting in the latter’s retirement. W. J. Burns chief of the Justice Department’s bu reau of investigation, had been sum moned to lay the files before the com mittee. hut instead of questioning him the committee put on the stand Nich olas Cimino of New York, who testi fied regarding Mr. Daugherty’s rela tions with Howard Manington and ethers. He said he had met Will A. Orr of New York at “the green house on K street.” Manington lived at the green house,” he said. He told of • "interceding” with Manington to ob tain an appointment as commissioner of immigration for Philip Giordiano. also of New York, and of being taken to see Daugherty. Questioned by Brook hart. Chairman Brookhart, questioning the witness in the absence of the com i mittee prosecutor. Senator Wheeler of Montana, who was kept at home by Illness, asked if Manington had asked for money. “Nothing was ever said about money,” Cimino replied. He had acted on behalf of Gior diano as a candidate, both for immi gration commissioner at New York and for commissioner general of im migration, the witness said. Cimino also sought to procure through Daugherty stenographic con tracts in the New York federal courts he said, for two stenographers named “Price” and “Moore.” “They paid me money from time to time,” Cimino said of Price and Moore. “It ran from SI,OOO to $1,500.” He said that he got some of the stenographic contracts. Bootlegging Conspiracy. Chairman Brookhart took up the New Y'ork bootlegging conspiracy. The witness said he had complained to Manington because “everybody seemed to be getting something out of It,” and Manington told him “to go over to New York and see what I could do.” He then went to see Orr who told him “there was noth* • ing doing.” Cimino also sought to get some of his friends appointed prohibition agents. “Now you met Orr and Coroni dur ing their trial and Orr told you every thing was fixed?” Chairman Brook hart asked, referring to prosecu ' tions on the liquor permit transac tions. Overheard Conversation. “No, he told me it would be all right,” Cimino said. Asked if he remembered a whisky deal where Mortimer got SIOO,OOO the witness replied: "I overheard a conversation where one of the fellows said Mortimer got SIOO,OOO from a party In Pittsburg*.” A man named “Grant” was men tioned. Cimino went on, as having been "double crossed” by Mortimer In the SIOO,OOO deal. The money was to be paid by a “certain party In Pittsburgh,” he said. Cimino then told also of having heard of a “$50,000 deal” In paroles from a federal penitentiary, but could give no details. Questioned on Contracts. Reverting to the stenographic con tracts, Senator Ashurst, democrat, Arizona, asked whether Price and Moore were not to make notes of grand Jury proceedings and "change the notes of the proceedings when rich people were examined.” “No, sir," Cimino exploded. ‘“There ■was no such understanding.” None of the money he got from "Price" was passed on to Maning ton the witness said. He in sisted he got the money to cover "expenses” and had sought to inter cede with Daugherty and other > Washington officials only In his ca pacity as a party “ward captain” in New York. That, he said, was legit imate political work, i Former Senator Chamberlain, Mr. (Continued on Page 4, Column 2.) \VANDERLIP DETECTIVES ON TRAIL OF MANY GRAFT CHARGES HERE Retired Banker Says Name of Next Cabinet Officer to Resign Will Cause Shock —Tells of Investigations of Bureaus, > B.r th* As»ort*tf*<l Pr*«f», NEW YORK. March 29.—Frank A. Vanderlip, retired banker, asked whether he thought that any other cabinet members should go, said in a statement published today: "That will develop later. If I said •yes' you would want to know the name, and if I told you that it would shock you.” Mr. Vanderlip's citizens’ research bureau now is invei ligating new charges against the internal revenue bureau, the War Department, the Veterans’ Bureau and the alien prop erty custodian, he says. He asked why no one had been indicted as a result of recent dis closures in Washington. POINCARE POLICIES TO BECONUNUED New Ministry to Follow Along Lines Laid Down by Predecessor. By the Associated Press. PARIS, March 29. —The policies of the former Poincare cabinet, both foreign and domestic, will be contin ued by the new ministry, it was de clared by leading members of the cabinet after its first formal confer ence with the premier this morning. M. Poincare officially presented all the members of his new cabinet to President Millerand at the palace of the Elysee this noon. The president warmly congratulated the premier on having succeeded In grouping about him “the most brilliant personalities composing his cabinet” He added that the new government could be assured of the president’s full collab oration on all occasions in conform ity with the nation's best Interests for the settlement of the difficult problems of the present situation. Before calling on President Mille rand the cabinet held its first official council. The premier informed his |colleagues of the broad outlines along which he intends drawing un the ministerial declaration to be read in , the parliament at 10 o’clock Monday morning. All the ministers appeared to be in high spirits. Louis Lousheur, minister J of commerce, said: “My immediate efforts will be di rected toward bringing down the cost of living.” Justin de Selves, minister of the In terior. was spokesman as to the gen- i era! course the cabinet would take. 1 "The unanimous sentiment of the new government is to continue the policy of Premier Poincare,” he said. “That goes for Internal affairs, as well as foreign policy.” put In Minister of War Maginot. M. Francois-Marsal. the minister of finances, declared the affairs of his ministry would be directed along lines of economy. “No expenditures will be made unless they are covered by equivalent receipts.” he said. OILPRIEIES OVERJO TUESDAY William Boyce Thompson Then to Be Questioned on 1920 G. 0. P. Finances. The Senate oil committee was In recess today until Tuesday, when It plans to question William Boyce Thompson, former chairman of the * finance committee of the republican | national committee, about the liqui dation of the republican deficit in curred in the 1920 campaign. Mr. Thompson was to have been examined yesterday, but was not called. W. L. Kistler of Tulsa, Okla., pres ident of the Producers and Refiners' Oil Company, was subpoenaed yester day, and Senator Walsh, democrat, Montana, announced that he planned to call three or four more witnesses to substantiate the sensational con vention “oil deal” story told by A1 Jennings, once famous train robber and friend of the late Jake Hamon. TOLL OF LANDSLIDE LIGHTER THAN REPORTED Blocking of Beads and Bail Lines Prevents King and Queen Beach ing Stricken Interior, By the Associated Press. SALERNO, Italy, March 29.—Late returns show the actual loss of life from the landslide in the Amalfi dis trict to be less than was at first cal culated. The blocking of roads and rail lines and the disturbance of the sea has made it impossible for the king and the Duchess of Aosta to reach the out of-the-way villages, which suffered the most, and both have returned to Rome after Insuring copious and con tinuous relief. Four ships have arrived at Amalfi with clothing, mattresses, milk, bread and preserved meat GET $24,000 PAY ROLL. Bandit Trio Hold Up Employes of Tampa Cigar Company. TAMPA, Fla., March 29.—Three armed men held up a dozen employes of the Hav-a-Tampa Cigar Company in the factory office here today and escaped with the weekly pay roll of $24,000. WARS ON ‘MASHERS 5 HERE Commissioner Oyster today In structed Maj. Sullivan to send a de tail of policemen and policewomen in plain clothes to break up “maeh ing” on F street. . The Commissioner said he was prompted to issue the order follow ing receipt of complaints from par ents who said their . daughters had been accosted while walking on that thoroughfare. r _/ _ _ W\c Mtiennw irks. J V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION WASHINGTON, D. G., SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1924-THIRTY-TWO PAGES. * “The perron to ask why Fall is not indicted la the President of the United States.” he continued. “This country is still far from understanding the Washington situa tion. The country, instead of being in a state of hysteria, is in a coma. Newspapers- have printed an endless amount of evidence —so much that few could read It. but they have printed little real interpretation.” Mr. Vanderlip said that he and j members of his bureau had been ! shadowed by detectives since they had been helping the Wheeler com mittee in Its investigation of At torney General Daugherty. The bureau has a staff of about forty men including detectives, five lawyers and paid newspaper men. 125SAVEDIN BLAST BY MINE OFFICIAL West Virginia Explosion Kills 26 as Warning Is Flash ed by Superintendent. By the Associated Press. BLUEFIELD, W. Vi, March 29. — The presence of mind of T. J. Dawson, who three weeks ago became super intendent of the Yukon-Pocahontas : Coal Company at Yukon. W. Va.. to- ! day is credited with saving the lives < of 125 miners in No. 1 mine yester- ' day, when an explosion claimed a toll \ of twenty-six dead in No. 2 mine. Only six of the men in No. 2 mine es caped. When the blast came Supt. Dawson was near the entry leading between ! the two mines. Realizing what had happened, he rushed into No. 1 to i warn the men there. Some of these ! workers were injured when they were knocked down by the force of the ex- i plosion. . Eighteen killed In 1910. All the bodies of the victims were j recovered last night from the mine, which was the scene of a similar dls- [ aster in 1919, when eighteen lives were snuffed out. Rescue work was I at first done by volunteer teams from nearby mines, and later was in charge : | of the crew of the United States bu- ! reau of mines’ rescue car from Ne- i mours. j No plans for an investigation have ' t yet been announced. Officials of the i j company and mine inspectors who i | have been in the mine since the blast | believe the explosion was caused by ; the head lamps of three miners who took a short-cut through an aban doned working to their places of work. THREE MEN ENTOMBED. CLARKSBURG, W. Va., March 29. Three men are known to have been en tombed today when an explosion of gas ! wrecked a section of Penshaw mine. No. : I. on Bigamon creek, near Shinnston, | W. Va.; other miners may have been , trapped in the workings, it was said, j BALDWIN ASKS POST | VACATED BY MILLER I Deputy Insurance Superintendent Would Succeed Ousted Dis trict Official. Thomas M. Baldwin, jr., deputy su perintendent of Insurance of the Dis trict, today applied for appointment as superintendent to succeed Burt A. Miller, who was asked to resign yes terday following the publication of i the charges made against him by Rep- I resentative Blanton. Mr. Baldwin tells Commissioner Ru dolph in a letter that he believes he can “step right Into the breach and put this department where it ought to be.” He states that if given a trial, if he fails to put the insurance de partment where it ought to be, he will promptly resign. Commissioner Rudolph indicated this morning that it would be several days before the vacancy is filled. He made it plain that he wants to con sider carefully applications received. , In submitting his resignation yes- I terday, Mr. Miller requested thirty days leave, but it was not gramted. ! Deptuy Superintendent Baldwin is i acting head of the insurance depart ment today. Although the request for Mr. Mil- ■ leris resignation was made by Com- I missioner Rudolph yesterday on the , heels of publication of Mr. Blanton’s charges against the superintendent, j the Commissioner has not made any statements with regard to the re quested resignation. I Greek Orthodox Bishop Wants to Be an American i Renouncing his allegiance to Turkey and Greece, Vassilies Com vopoulos. Metropolitan of the Greek Orthodox church, has ap plied to the District Supreme Court to be made an American citizen. He holds the rank of archbishop and has been designated by the patriarch of Constantinople to establish the seat of his see at the National Capital. As his future ac tivities will be In this country, the archbishop decided he could be come best affiliated with the American life and thought by tak ing out naturalization papers. The archbishop was born in Si nope. Turkey, of Greek parents, March 12, 1880, and Came to Ameri ca last September. He is unmar riad and resides at 3935 15th street northwest. . Rev. Demetrios Papa-Stamatlon, thirty-two years old, a priest of the Greek Church, accompanied the archbishop, and, like him. made application for citizenship. He gave his birthplace as Larisa, Greece, and said he came to this country August 10. 1910. He is married and resides at 3516 11th street northwest. i RIGOROUS VICE WAR POLICE REPLY TO STINGINGpn Sullivan, Roused by Charge Capital “Wettest City,” Plans Thorough Clean-Up. EVIDENCE IS COLLECTED PREPARATORY TO DRIVE Superintendent Returns From Con ference With Butler in Philadelphia. Stung by criticisms that Washington Is the wettest city in the United States, Maj. Daniel Sullivan, head of the metro politan police department, has issued orders for the immediate inauguration of a campaign to rid the National Capital forthwith of bootleggers and every form of commercial vice. Announcement of the war was made by the police superintendent today, fol lowing his return from a second visit to Philadelphia, where he was in con ference with Brig. Gen. Smedley D. But ler. the Quaker city's fighting director of public safety, who is in the midst of a similar campaign himself. Maj. Sullivan has been in constant | touch with Lieut. O. ■ T. Davis, com- I mander of the vice squad, and his con sulting staff since his return from Phila j delphia. As a result similar squads are expected to be organized in every pre ! cinct to co-operate with the flying ; squadron in its drive upon vice and crime. To Give No Quarter. “There will be no quarter,” Maj. . Sullivan declared. “Let the ax fall ; where it will, this city is to be swept ; clean—completely ridded of every vice | we are accused of harboring by per- I sons from other parts of the country. ; Rum running, drinking and gambling j are to be the first to go. “Congress has given me a full force ■ for the first time In years. The clti- J zens of Washington trust the police | department. I am sure. I intend to | i vindicate that trust Congress and the | , people have imposed in me by show- [ 1 ing them that if there is any vice i rampant here its doom is sealed. We i j intend to clean house thoroughly this ; time.” Maj. Sullivan seemed to display ' ; some of the devil dog “pep” that has i j made Gen. Butler the terror of un- | scrupulous politicians and criminals I n Philadelphia. When his attention : ! was called to the fact that ft has \ become a common practice for in- I : toxlcating liquor to flow freely at public banquets, reminiscent of the j days when each course was punctu- 1 ated by a flowing draught, the police director asserted with emphasis that no privileges will be granted. If over Asked for Protection. "I have never had a request for protection,” he declared. “But if | some of our more prominent citizens ] \ fall Into the net that is already j . spread, they must suffer the conse i quences. I have been in conference 1 with the members of my vice squad j for some days. They have been busy I collecting evidence. We are ready | and when the signal is given we shall j (Continued on Page 2. Column 1.) 2 TRAINS ISOLATED IN POTOMAC FLOOD Bridges. Washed Away, Banks Overflowed —Water Rushing Toward Capital. Special Dispatch to The Star. HAGERSTOWN, Md.. March 29. General warning for all inhabitants along the Potomac river from Cum berland to Washington to move to high ground was Issued this noon with the river and its tributaries peaching flood stage and in many lo calities already overflowing the banks. ( Both passenger and freight traffic on ! the Western Maryland is at a complete : standstill. Four railway bridges have I been reported as washed away. Two passenger trains are marooned by six feet of water near Keyser, W. Va. A ! special train carrying several hundred . Shriners to the ceremonial In Baltimore , tonight has not been heard from. The train left Cumberland early this mom- I ing, via Hagerstown, but up to noon nothing pould be learned of Its location because of the crippled condition of the ' wires. Many of the streets of Cumberland already are under water. The princi pal thoroughfare. Mechanics street. Is flooded with three feet of water. The entire town of Piedmont, W. Va., is Inundated with four feet of water with the river still rising. The In ■ creasing wall of water is rushing on to Williamsport, Md., where the river . Is rising at the rate of thirty Inches an hour. According to estimates, the beginning o fthe flood stage should reach Washington about 7 o’clock to night. Melting snow and the heavy rain of last night are rapidly contributing to the flowing of all streams. The downpour still Is continuing, with no abatement In sight, according to the weather bureau. Prediction Is made that the flood will be the worst the Potomac river region has experienced since 1889, when unestimable damage was done and the C. & O. canal banks were washed away for miles. WASHING IS ISSUED. Weather Bureau Says Serious Flood May Come. Flood warnings for the upper Po tomac river regions and southwest storm warnings for the Atlantic sea board from Jacksonville, Fla., to New York city were ordered displayed by the weather bureau today. Last night’s heavy rains and the first signs of a spring thaw in the snow-bound mountain regions are i (Continued on Page 2, Column AS THE MARCH HUNTING ENDS. SENATORS FAVOR HOUSEBONUS BILL G. 0. P. Members Back 20- Year Insurance Plan —Re- port Sought Next Week. The bonus and tax bills both came ! under the eyes of the Senate finance j committee today with members j pressing consideration of each in the ; hop© of reporting then to the Senate | next week. Army and Navy officers were called | upon first for data which is to be I used as the basis of the committee’s : own estimate of the probable cost j of the soldier bonus bill passed by | the House. Chairman Smoot has announced 1 that night sessions will be renewed next week. Sentiment, he says, is fairly well crystallized among re publicans of the committee in favor of the bonus hill passed by the House, providing for paid-up twenty-year ! endowment life insurance policies and i cash payments to veterans not en titled to more than SSO in adjusted service credit, while the democrats are almost solidly for a full cash payment option. The estate, gift and excise tax schedules are practically the only re maining sections of the revenue bill to be considered by the committee after disposal of the corporation tax. Proposals to change the form or (.Ting corporations temporarily blocked progress in the Senate finance committee yesterday in its consideration of the revenue bill. Neither the bill passed by the House nor the Mellon tax revision plan proposes any change In the corpora tion tax. ~ , The section was finally passed over by the committee, however, and some of the technical provisions of the corporation tax system agreed to. The estate and gift taxes and the miscellaneous and excise schedules will be taken up in rapid order now, after which. Chairman Smoot said, the bill would be reported im mediately. Such action could be ob tained by next week, he thought. Senator Reed, republican. Pennsyl vania, suggested that the corporation tax of 12 hi per cent he increased to 14 per cent and the special tax on capital stocks of $1 for each SI,OOO worth of stock of a corporation be eliminated. Senator Jones, democrat. New Mexico, told the committee he would offer some form of graduated tax in place of the flat corporation levy. He did not mention the rates he would propose, however. The committee did agree to the Treasury draft of the bill in regard to eliminating a provision placed In the law in 1921 which changed the basis of fixing valuations of certain stocks. This provision affected prin cipally lumber companies. TAX SALE DEED HELD BAR TO REDEMPTION Owner Must Deal With Buyer After Issue of Paper, Ru dolph Rules. Hereafter a p?operty owner whose real estate has been sold for taxes will not be permitted to redeem it at the District building after the tax sale buyer has applied to the Com missioners for a deed. Commissloner Rudolph made this announcement today, following a public hearing yesterday, at which a number of lawyers contended that under the law the Commissioners were bound to allow the real owner to redeem at any time before a deed Is actually delivered. The law provides that the tax-sale buyer must wait two years from the date of the sale before applying for a deed, and during that time the real owner may redeem by paying the tax due plus 12 per cent a year penalty. The Commissioners feel that If at the expiration of the two years the tax-sale buyer applies Immediately for a deed the District must issue it promptly. After a tax deed has been issued the real owner may still redeem, but. In addition to the penalty, he may then be required to pay the tax-sale buyer a bonus. These deeds, it is said, constitute a cloud on the title to the property and must be paid off before the original owner can make any disposition of the land or build ings. BERGDOLL POSTPONES RETURN FROM GERMANY' Unofficial Proposals Fail to Im press Him as Genuine, Draft Dodger Says. By the Associated Press. EBERBACH. Germany, March 29. Grover Cleveland Bergdoll, the Amer ican draft evader, whose departure from his hotel here early in the week was responsible for reports that he was on his way to the United States, returned to the hotel today. He said he was not making any preparations , to return to the United States. Bergdoll had been on a motor trip to the Black forest. He said that i although he was prepared to return . to the United Slates under certain . conditions, the proposals made to him from unofficial quarters failed to im press him as genuine. He and his 1 three companions, the Stecher broth . ers. preferred to await something more tangible in the way of assur ’ ances that they would not be dealt - with too severly. i 2 PIGGLY WIGGLY ; SUSPECTS CAUGHT i | Blundon and Reidy Taken Without Fight in New York Hotel. Special DUrpatch to Hie Star. ; NEW YORK, March 29.—Earl Blun ! don and Dennis Reidy, both of Wash ; ington, alleged to be members of the 1 Piggiy Wiggly hold-up gang, which es caped with $14,000 last Monday morn • ing, were arrested as they entered their ' room on the seventeenth floor of the Hotel McAipin early this morning. Their i arrests complete three apprehensions • in the hold-up. A fourth is still at ’ large. Blundon was strolling into his room • about 2 o’clock this morning when Sergeants Kenny and Lowenthal and i House Operative Dennison descended on 1 him. He put up no fight. Reidy was ) walking in at 6 o’clock when he also 5 was taken into custody. ’ Detectives Find S7OO. I In their possession detectives fonnd J approximately S7OO, but through tele phone “tracers” they discovered that s they had beeh in touch with a New [ York bank during the last few days. , and an investigation of their account i with the Bank is now under way. ’ Both used aliases. It is believed that approximately $4,000 is in the bank. Blundon and Reidy, who are still in the early twenties, were too surprised, it is stated, to put up any opposition, but a bigger surprise awaited the New York detectives when they found I no pistols or dangerous weapons 1n their possession. • Held as Fugitive*. • They were taken to the "West 30th street station and held for a hear ing later this morning as fugitives from justice in the Jefferson Market court. It was learned by detectives that they have been in New York since Tuesday, going to Newark, N. J.. in ! an automobile and then to New York i by train. Neither would make any statement to New York police when questioned regarding the Piggiy Wiggly hold-up. Desperate Man at Large. Much secrecy was thrown about the i capture In the hope that quietude might aid in effecting the capture of • Joseph Frank Nalley, represented as i the only desperate man implicated. t Blundon is twenty-eight years of age, and has a police record, being ’ the accredited ringleader of the jail ■ delivery recently at the Arlington [ courthouse jail when eleven inmates escaped. Reidy is twenty-one, and ! has no police record. It is believed > s that this alleged hold-up is hia maiden , , venture with persona of known crim- j Inal recorda ‘ Nalley is well known to police.! I Tracers to principal cities have been ( * sent out in the hope of his appre- ; - hension. , I VOTES AIR MAIL FUNDS. r House Agrees on $1,500,000 Ap l ... propnation. r The House today agreed to appro -5 priate $1,500,090 for operation of the New 3 York-San Francisco air mail service J > during the fiscal year beginning f July 1. i s It also approved an additional ap- j - propriation of $1,250,000 for operation 1 of the air mall service by night flying. “From Press to Home Within the Hour ” The Star’s carrier system covers every city block and the regular edi tion is delivered to Washington homes as fast as the papers are printed. MEMORIAL BRIDGE TOCOOTI Potomac Project Estimate Is Held as Expressing View of President. When the bill authorizing the Ar lington Memorial bridge to serve as a connecting link across the Potomao 1 river between the Lincoln Memorial I and the Lee mansion in Arlington j national cemetery, passes Congress, j it will provide for the expenditure of approximately $7,500,000. Two Provision* Made. At least this is the opinion of those who discussed this proposed legis lation with the President today. This amount, it is pointed out. will in clude $5.000,000 for the bridge struc ture itself, and $2,500,000 for the necessary ornamentation and the con struction of the immediate approaches at either end of the bridge. It is understood that while the Ar lington Memorial bridge commission has some fairly well determined ideas regarding the future treatment of the I main highways directly leading to the north and south approaches to the bridge, they will be left for future consideration. To carry out these ideas would necessitate the outlay of an ad ditional sum that would make the en tire project cost upward of $20,000,000. In the interest of present day economy and as a means to expedite somewhat the building of the bridge itself, au thorization for the latter feature of the project will not be requested at this time. Lord Approves Measure. The bill authorizing this bridge and providing for its plans and construc tion and its cost has been drawn up by Col. Clarence O. Sherrill, executive officer of the Arlington Memorial Bridge Commission, of which the President of the United States is chairman. That part of the draft per taining to the appropriation for the bridge has been gone over carefully by Brig. Gen. Lord, director of the budget, and, except for some sea- i tures. considered unessential to the bridge proper, it has his approval. It was said at the White House to day that President Coolidge will call a meeting of the commission some time next week, at which each item in the Sherrill draft will be gone over, with the view to putting the bill in gnal shape. When the com mission meets, Senator Cummins of lowa, President of the Senate, will sit with it as a new member. He fills the vacancy created when Mr. Cool idge became President. RUSH TROOPS TO SCENE OF MINE HOME BLASTS Authorities Seek Dynamiters at In kerman, Pa., Following Fifth Outrage in Year. By the Associated Press. SCRANTON. Pa.. March 29.—State troopers and county detectives rush ed to Inkerman, Pa., looking for the persons who discharged dynamite early today under the homes of two anthractie mine workers. Two explosions, one following the other, seriously damaged the homes of Stanley Cadiski and John Bezanus, and smashed windows in a dozen other dwellings. No one was seriously hurt. Today’s explosions at Inkerman brought the total of dynamltlngs in Luzerne county in the past year to five. EXPECT EARLY VERDICT IN LUDENDORFF TRIAL By the Associated Press. BERLIN, March 29.—According to advices from Munich, Dr. von Kahr, ! Gen. von Lossow and Gen. Selssier, ■ who contended they were coerced , into joining the Ludendorft-Hitler j putsch of last November, have gone to Italy "on a fortnight’s leave of I absence.” j The verdict in the trial of Gen. i \ Ludendortf, Hitler and their 00-de i fendants is expected to be rendered soon by the Munich court. FOUR TRAINMEN KILLED. By the Associated Press. NEWARK, Ohio, March 29.—Four Baltimore and Ohio trainmen were 'reported to have been killed when a ' freight train on the Shawnee division i went through a bridge south of here jthls morning. High water was said I to have caused the trestle to give way. _ Yesterday** Circulation, 102,889 DRIVE ED COMPEL MELLONTORETIRE STARTSINSENATE Resolution Questions Legal* ity of Position in View of Secretary’s Business. OTHER CABINET MEMBERS MARKED FOR ATTACKS Hoover and Wallace Mentioned as Next on List for Investigation. 1 A drive to force the retirement of another member of President Cool id(?e’s cabinet. Secretary Mellon, la now getting under way in the Sen ate. This attack on . Secretary Mellon is described by some of the organiza tion republicans and others in the cloakrooms as merely one step In well defined plans attributed to demo crats and radical republicans for disintegrating the cabinet one mem ber at a time. Secretary Denby and Attorney General Daugherty have left the cabinet within a few weeks as an outgrowth of sensational investi gations, and the gossip has It that Secretaries Wallace and Hoover are next in line after Mellon for the same kind of treatment. Administration leaders, however, are confident the drive against Presi dent Coolidge’s cabinet will meet with failure in its attack on Secretary Mellon. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, repub lican leader of the Senate, who called at the Teasury today, scouted the idea that the opposition would be able to oust Mellon. “There is not a stronger man in the country today than Mr. Mellon," declared the senator. Asked if he thought there was any possibility that the campaign admit tedly being waged to uncover corrup tion in the administration, would also retire Mr. Mellon, Senator Lodge re plied emphatically in the negative. Secretary Mellon was out of the city today. He has repeatedly re vealed, however, that he is not wor ; Tied over the attacks directed against i him from the Capitol. He recently j replied sharply to the charge that he j had influenced the bureau of Internal j revenue to make refunds of taxes to companies in which he is interested, and declared that the Treasury De partment was being operated on the basis of efficiency only. He has reg istered no objection so any proposed investigation of his conduct of the department, but has repeatedly re j fused to all access to the tax returns |i n hies of the internal revenue bu j ream Certain returns have been i made available to Congress through j executive order- Tskes Concrete Form. The Mellon attack, which has been I developing for several days, reached j concrete form during general discus ! sion in the Senate yesterday of Mr. i Daugherty’s retirement, in which | President Coolldge also came in for | a share of the uncomplimentary com ! ment. The executive also, was j assailed for "delay and incation” in 1 a statement issued by Chairman j Hull of the democratic national com mittee, who found the Daugherty resignation "a matter for public gratification.” Senator McKellar, democrat, Ten nessee, introduced a resolution for in vestigation of the legal qualifications of the Treasury head, but debate on the proposal was delayed when Sen ator Wadsworth, republican, New York, objected to immediate consid eration and forced it over under the rules until Monday, since the chatn ' ber is in recess today. Asks Connections Probed. ; The resolution, which cites evidence relating to “Mellon companies" ad duced by the committee investigat ing the internal revenue bureau, calls for an inquiry to determine whether the Secretary "is directly or indirectly concerned in carrying on the business of trade or commerce”; whether he owns any sea vessel "In whole or in part,” and whether he is holding office in violation of statutes cited, which prohibit maintenance of commercial connections by the gov ernment’s fiscal agents. Speculation as to Mr. Daugherty’s successor has simmered down to Chief Justice Arthur P. Hugg of the Massa ! chusetts supreme judicial court, Har j lan F. Stone, dean of the Columbia University School of Law, Gov. Groes beck of Michigan, William S. Kenyon, former senator from lowa and now judge of the federal circuit court of appeals for the eighth district, who was offered the naval secretaryship; and Secretary Hughes of th© Slat© Department. Beck to Held Post. The President is known to be seeking for the post a man possessing adminis trative capacity as well as knowledge of law, and until his choice Is made and confirmed by the Senate, James M. Beck, the solicitor general, will act as Attorney General. i Several other resignations in the De partment of Justice have been pre dicted in some quarters, but officials mentioned, Including W. J. Bums, chief iof the bureau of investigation, and I Augustus T. Seymour, assistant to the Attorney General, said last night they did not intend to follow Mr. Daugh erty unless the President or the new Attorney General should desire their re tirement. Text of Resolntlon- The McKellar resolution, relating to Secretary Mellon, follows: “Whereas, section 243 of the Revised Statutes of the United States provides as follows: “ ‘No person appointed to the office of Secretary of the Treasury, or first con troller, or first auditor, or treasurer, or j register shall, directly o indiectly, be concerned or interested in carrying on , the business of trade or commerce, or be owner in whole or in part of any sea vessel, or purchase by himself, or another in trust for him. any public lands or other public property, or bo concerned in the purchase or disposal of any public property, or be concerned in the purchase or disposal of any pub lic securities of any state or of the United States, or take or apply to his own use any emolument or gain for negotiating or transacting any busi ness in the Treasury Department other than what shall be allowed by law; and every person who offends against any of the propositions of this section shall (Continued on Pace 2. 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