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Showers tonight and tomorrow, somewhat warmer tonight. Temperature for twenty-four hours ended at 2 p.m. today—Highest, 61, at X p.m. yesterday; lowest, 37, at 5:45 a.m. today. Full report on page 4. Late N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 1$ X' *>o Old Entered as second-class matter ■AO. post office Washington D C. BEST “RAID” Lilli) GIFT TO OFFICIALS, WITNESS DECLARES Confiscated Goods “Sorted Out” in Justice Depart ment. Is Charge. GILLETT DENIES OFFICE GOT TRUNK OF WHISKY Speaker Says Receptacle Was Empty—Daugherty Called Cool to Anti-Trust Cases. Further charges of dereliction in j enforcement of the prohibition and i anti-trust laws under Attorney Gen eral Daugherty were heard today hy the Senate Daughterly committee. F. M. Houcher. :i former Depart- j merit of Justice investigator, testi-' tied that confiscated liquor was ; ’’•sorted out" at the department while he was employed there, and the best j of it kept in a safe in the office of ! the chief of the investigation bureau to supply '‘officials'’ and others. Where l.iqoor Went. He was followed on the stand by Alonzo K. Bunch, who told the com mittee that UK) cases of whisky il legally taken from him had been ' hauled away and delivered to people all over town.” Called to testify regarding anti trust cases, Huston Thompson, chair man of the Federal Trade Commis sion, said it had been "useless” for tile commission to turn over to Mr. Daugherty the evidence it had gathered from, time to time war renting criminal anti-trust prosecu tions. Fntil the impeachment charges were made in the House against Daugherty in 1922, he said, the com mission could not even get replies to its letters on these subjects. You only sent over to the Depart ment of Justice cases where you found flagrant violations of the law?" | Senator Wheeler asked. Charges Tobacco Conspiracy. "Yes,” Mr. Thompson went on, "from j liH'J on only cases where there had ' been very thorough examinations! went to the Department of Justice, j and only when commissioners felt it their duty to have the Department of 1 Justice consider criminal prosecu- j tions.” i "Your investigation in 1920 found ; there was a combination of tobacco i manufacturers fixing prices to con- i Burners and producers?” Senator J Wheeler asked. "We found that there were com- I hinations of jobbers assisted by man- j ufacturers to hoid up the price of | finished products.” Chairman Thomp- j son said, "and that the buyers of i raw tobacco w-ere staying off the j market so there was a tremendous j drop in live fanners' ifrice." Gillett Takes Stand. Speaker Gillett appeared at the j Daugherty committee hearing today I and questioned H. X.. Scaife, commit- | tee witness, as to his statement that j liquor seizet# in Washington by pro hibition agents some years ago went j t'> Gillett’s office. "Where did you get your informa- j tion?” the Speaker asked. "Most of it came from Mr. Wood- : ruff.” said Scaife. "Congressman Woodruff?” “Yes.” (Representative Woodruff, a Re-i publican, is from Michigan.) Scaife, a firmer Department of | Justice investigator, Insisted that his! original testimony "needed no cor- j portion” to his knowledge. He re- | iterated that his “information" was , It,at the Speaker got the liquor for "a constituent.” Witness Quizzes Speaker. The witness then turned to the Speaker and asked if he "denied” that the liquor had gone, to his office. | T certainly do,” said Gillett. ■•Do vou denv that a trunk went there?"’Scaife persisted. Billet! said that a constituents trunk had been taken to his office, but that it had no liquor in it. Speaker Gillett then made a state ment to the committee under oath. He said that in the spring of 1922 he iiad heard and denied the report that a "trunk of liquor” had come to his office. , . - , on investigation, lu said, he found that a trunk from which liquor had been removed had been sent to his i office for a constituent in 1919. Department of Justice records were j produced by the Speaker to show that ! the liquor had been removed, and he ; said Scaife knew this when he testi- j lied. Calls It an Outrage. •i think it is an outrage.” the i Speaker said "I don’t know what , his motive is. If he had told the whole facts, it would -have entirely | . xonerated me.” , , , • This was before the \olstead law, j but it was against the law to trans- I ,„,rt liquor through dry territory, ’ Th. Speaker said, adding that his, friend who owned the trunk, "a very j distinguished citizen or Springfield. ■\f a vs ” h;id been bumo; on u nsnins: cruise and had "six bottles of liquor in tlie trunk.” It was the breaking, of one. of these which led to the ! seizure. ~ . . , . The speaker said ho was out ot the . cit\ at the time and his _ secretary arranged to obtain the truna and t.ie j clothing it contained, !pi u‘‘t the j liquor, and ship it to ‘ el"’. b, in , Springfield. Rater he totd Representative wood ruff all of the circumstances, he said, and was assured that “Mr. Scaife would not give any more publicity” ifie matter. 11 was printed in Springfield, however, the speaker added, "substantially as 1 have told it here.” Joke on Prominent Man. "Everybody likes a joke on a promi nent man.” he said. “For a witness before you to throw out a bold state ment that I got liquor from the De partment of Justice, when he knew ■ lie facts, or had opportunity to know the facts —well, that's an outrage. I won’t try to conjecture what his mo tive may he—he may desire noto riety.” F. M. Boucher, a former Justice Department agent, testified that dur- j ing his employment "there was al- 1 •ways a supply of liquor in a safe in the chief’s office,” meaning the office of the chief of the bureau of crimi nal investigation of the Department of Justice. This liquor was always •given to people.” he said. Boucher said he had seen seized liquor “stored” in the “chief’s office" and "the best of It put in the safe” while the rest was taken to the base ment. The delivery to the house on H street, Boucher said, was in 1921, "after the Attorney General took office.” Say* Daugherty Got Some. "How much was taken to liaugh • rty’s house?" Chairman Brook hart inquired. "It was four or six quarts,” Houcher said. The liquor taken from Alonzo K. " Continued on I’age 2, Column 3,j ' MacDonald Dubious About Labor Party’s Retention of Office i By the Associated Press. YORK, England, April 21.—Prime j Minister MacDonald told the inde -1 pendent labor party conference | here today that the labor govern ment was doing its best, but i would not necessarily always come | up to the expectations of the party 1 he was addressing. > Mr. MacDonald said he did not know how long the labor cabinet was going to he in office. "And don't very much care,” he added, “so long as we do good work. We are helping the worlt | to u now frame of mind and get ling people to see that a different I viewpoint may be to their bene s fit, and so long as w© do that wa | are perfectly w’illing to go on.” POINCARE ACCEPTS PLAN OF EXPERTS j Intimates Penalties of Default Must Be Settled Before Allies Convene. DISPUTE BELIEVED LIKELY : French Views Differ From British on Course in Failure. By the Aasoeiited Press. PARIS, April 21.—Acceptance by ! the French government of the Dawes ! report as a basis for a new repara- j tion settlement has been formally | registered with the reparation com- i mission in the form of a letter from j Premier Poincare to Rouis Barthou, president of the commission. The premier makes no reservation in his acceptance, but points out that I the French government supposes it is understood that all the details insuring realization of the guaran tees the experts propose will be ef fected before the allies are called I I upon to give up the pledges they I j now hold. M. Poincare tells M. Barthou he I j hopes the commission will proceed j ! with all diligence with the neces- i j sary preliminary negotiations for I j putting the experts' plan into opera- | j tion, intimating this is necessary be ! fore the allied governments can get | together and settle such questions affecting the plan as depend upon j them. Will Insist on Penalties. This is supposed to refer to even j tual penalties in case of default by j i Germany in carrying out her engage- I ments under the experts’ plan. It 1 j is understood on the best authority! j that the French government will in- i 1 sist upon provision for such penal- : | lies in spite of the interpretation i put upon utterances by Prime Mln l ister MacDonald of Great Britain in | his speech on the report indicating, I that such a course would be likely j to lead to contention between Paris I and London. PRESIDENT TO ASK BRIDGE FUND SOON Anxious to See Work on National Memorial to Arlington Started at Once. i President Coolidge is anxious to see | the proposed Arlington memorial j bridge to connect the Lincoln Memo- | I rial with the National cemetery at Arlington get under way without un- | necessary delay, and he soon will j urge Congress to expedite the neces- ! sary legislation. Various features of the project were discussed at a conference at the White House this morning between j the President, who is chairman of the j Arlington Memorial Bridge Commis- j sion, and Col. Clarence O. Sherrill. United States Engineer Corps, execu ; Uve officer of the commission. The bill as prepared by the commls- I sion two weeks ago authorizes the j building of the bridge, improvement ! of streets and highways leading to j it, and the improvement of adjacent j parks at a cost of $14,750,000. How- j i ever, this amount is intended over a ; period of ten years. The bridge i proper is estimated to cost $*,250.000, | I and is to he ready in live years. Ask $.>00,000 to Start. The commission’s bill asks for only | $500,000 to be made immediately ' available and it is with the view of ■ obtaining this appropriation before I Congress adjourns that the President will make a special request for action. This initial sum is to be used in or i ganizing the" engineering forces, in f buying equipment, erecting a plant, the preparation of working drawings, •completion of grading and dredging i and the letting of the contract for i actual construction. It is figured that the first two years’ : work will be devoted to drilling 1 through rock at the bed of the river, and the construction of the river piers and the arches. Work on the bridge superstructure will start during the end of the third year and by that time more than $6,000,000 will have been expended. Draw to Be Installed. 1 The superstructure will be eomplet j ed tfuring the fourth year and during the same year the draw to the bridge will be installed and the plaza and water gate at Lincoln Memorial, the avenue across Columbia Island, the twin bridge over the boundary chan nel between Columbia Island and the Virginia shore, the parkway to the cemetery and driveways to the ceme tery will have been half finished. Next j will follow the ornamentation of the main bridge and the twin bridge over the boundary channel. Unless something unforseen hap pens the bridge will be in shape to permit access across it the following year. By this time nearly $9,000,000 will have been spent. When this has been done the com mission will then ask for the re mainder of the original authorization of $14,750,000 with which to formally treat Columbia Island and transform it into a beautiful park, the erection of a handsome memorial entrance to the national cemetery near the Vir ginia end of the bridge and the mak ing of extensive improvements on B street from the Capitol grounds to the Lincoln Memorial and 23d street from Washington Circle to lift Lincoln ! Memorial. Both Senator Pernald and Rep resentative Langley, chairmen, re spectively. of the Senate and House public buildings committee, and mem bers of the bridge commission, have informed the President that they look for no opposition to the legislation. k. W\t Mtimim V, V . J V V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION \^/ WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, APRIL 21, 1924-TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. *_ RENT LAW VALIDITY TEST CASE REFUSED BY SUPREME COURT Orders Action Brought by Chastleton Corporation Back to Lower Court. OPINION INDICATES FURTHER INQUIRY NEED Decision Without Actual Bearing on Constitutionality of Ball Measure. i The case brought by the Chastleton | Coropration and others to test the ; j constitutionality of the District of Co- | 1 lumbia rent law was sent back today ■ by the Supreme Court for trial on its 1 ! merits in the District of Columbia ■ courts. The Supreme Court held that it was necessary to develop the farts I as to the emergency existing in the rent situation before it could act on the question of constitutionality. The Supreme Court reversed the de j cision of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia in the case 1 brought by the Chastleton Apartments j against the Rent Commission of ’the [ j District to enforce the order regulating | 1 rates. While the constitutionality of | i the rent act was not decided, the court i i said that "if the question were only | i whether the statute is in force today j upon the facts that we judicially know, | we should be compelled to say that , the law has ceased to operate. | however, it is mat< rial to know the (conditions of Washington at different dates in the past. "Obviously the facts should be ac- j curately ascertained nd carefully j weighed, and this can oe done more 1 conveniently in the Supreme Court lof the District than here. The evi ! dence should be preserved so that if j necessary it can be considered by I this court.” This would seem to indicate sug } gestion of a further inquiry into the actual housing conditions in Wash ! ington by the Supreme Court of the i District of Columbia. The decision was rendered by Mr. (Continued on Page 4, CoTumn 1.) CITY PLAYGROUND SYSTEM INDORSED i House District Committee Urged to Act Favorably on Bill Reported by Ball. Hearty indorsement of the bill fa- | vorably reported by Senator Ball of 1 the Senate District committee for aj comprehensive development of the park and playground system of the I National Capital was given at the first hearing today before a special subcommittee of the House District committee. This bill provides for the establish | ment of the National Capital park commission, composed of the chief of engineers of the Army, the Engineer Commissioner of the District of Co- I lumbia, the director of the national j park service, the chief of the forest j service, the officer in charge of pub- I lie buildings and grounds and the j chairmen of the Senate and House j committees on public buildings and grounds. I It proposes an appropriation repre i senting I cent from every citizen i of the United States to be used in the I development of this park* and play ground system in the Nation’s Capi tal. Coldren Quotes Statistics. Fred A- Coldren, chairman of the i committee on parks of the Washing j ton Board of Trade and of the com mittee of 100 for the development of the Capital, said that the District was very far behind the other states in the acquisition of sites for parks and playgrounds for future develop ment of the city. He quoted statistics showing that ! from the time of L’Enfant, who draft ' ed the original plans for the District, i a total of only 2,058 acres at a cost jof $3,380,998 has been acquired in the i entire history of the Capital city. | He quoted other statistics with refer ence to Chicago, San Francisco, St. Louis, New York, Philadelphia, Cleve land, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Detroit and Los Angeles, and other large cities to show that Washington is at the bottom of the list in providing park property. Mr. Coldren emphasized that this proposed measure would provide the much needed method of control and urged that Congress should establish a ratio of i>artlcipation as between the federal government and the Dis trict, Maryland and Virginia, in ac quiring park sites. He assured the committee that none of the Maryland or Virginia state delegations are op posed to this and that the foresters and Governors of Maryland and Vir ginia heartily indorse the plan. Frederick A. Delano, a member of tbe board of regents of the Smith sonian Institution and chairman of the oommitteo of 100 on development of the Capital, discussed the L’Enfant scheme for the Federal city as a won derful plan that was laid out for th£ establishment of the city by the founders, but that nothing has since been done. The machinery is too cumbersome, he said. This plan is merely to simplify the procedure. It sets up a commission and provides for a definite continuing program. Favorable Action Urged. Hilaries F. Consaul, chairman of the i subcommittee of 100 which recom mended the bill and of the park com mittee of the Board of Trade, also urged favorable action by the com mittee. Miss Harlean James, secretary of the American Civic Association, spoke in indorsement of the bill. Arthur C. Moses, representing the parks and bridges committee of the Chamber of Commerce, spoke of the situation at 14th street and Park road. Seven years ago, he said, the ground for a playground was offered at 75 cents a square foot, which was sold three years ago for $3 a foot. There is now no playground In this most congested area, he said. Evan H. Tucker, president of the Northeast Washington Citizens’ Associa tion and representing the federated citizenship of the District, said that the people of Washington unanimous ly and heartily favored this legisla tion. There is no division of senti ment. he said. Representative Gibson of Vermont again brought up the question of some form of self-government for tbe people of the District. READY FOR THE WHITE HOUSE EGG-ROLLING. 808-HAIRED BANDIT TRAPPED IN FLORIDA I New York Girl Said to Have Con fessed All to Detec tives. i BECAME MOTHER APRIL 11 She and Husband Taken Without Struggle. I | By the Associated Tress. JACKSONVIBBE, Fla., April 21. | ! Preparing' to return to New York I ; this afternoon, in custody of two New ; | York detectives, Kdward Cooney, | j 25, and his wife. Celia Conney, 20, | i pretty bobbt d-haired hold-up woman, i today confessed to the whole affair. I according to detective P. S. Gray of New York. The man Is said to have confessed I j to the majority of the charges tiled j against the pair and his wife freely talked of the most recent affair, the | robbery of the National Biscuit Com j pany's plant in Brooklyn, in which one man was seriously injured. The couple waived extradition and told the detectives they would be glad to return to New York and were ready to stand trial. Admits She Shot Man. ' According to the detective the girl | admitted her identity and declared she was the person who shot and seriously wounded Nathan Mezzio, an employe of the National Biscuit Com pany’s offices in Brooklyn, on April 1 during a hold-up by a young woman and a male companion. "It was all through me that my Ed went wrong," the detective quoted her as saying. “My husband-did not do any shooting.” * The young woman refused to tell of her parentage beyond to say she was born twenty years ago on the East Side of Manhattan. Two New York detectives broke down the door of their room in a lodging house only to be confronted with a pistol in the woman’s hand land two held by the man. but the girl shouted that they would not lire unless the officers shot and the cou ple was taken without further trou ble. Girl’s Hair Uyed. The girl’s hair, naturally blonde, had been dyed brunette, the officers said. The couple was traced, said the detectives, through the birth here April 11 to Mrs. Cooney of a baby, which died. The New York bandit woman had been identified as a pros pective mother. Cooney from here is | said to have wired his mother for money and the telegram was in»er cepted at New York. Wanted to Kill Self. The girl, according to the officers, said Cooney had wanted to shoot her and commit suicide when they were gaining entrance, but that she told him not to fire unless the officers fired. The couple had booked passage on a steamer leaving Wednesday for New York. The officers said they would start with their prisoners for New York tonight. POLICE LONG BAFFLED. Specialized in Drug and Grocery Stores. By the Associated Tress. NEW YORK, April 21.—Activities of-the bobbed hair bandit, who, it is believed has been captured in the person of Celia Cooney, at Jackson ville, baffled the police for three months. The gun girl first made her ap pearance in Brooklyn early in Jan uary, when she heW up a shop with the aid of a male companion. Before the end of Mach the list of holdups In which the pair participateed had mounted to sixteen. The girl special lied In drug stores and in chain grocery stores. She would enter nonchalantly, apparently for some merchandise, and when the clerk faced her, would point a pistol at him and order him to give her the contents of the cash register. Then she would back slowly out, keeping the clerk covered and warn ing him not to oall for aid until she was out of sight. During the first few weeks of her activities she left taunting notes for the police. She robbed one place twice within about a week. Most of the time she would carry out her holdup while a male com panion waited outside at the wheel of a motorcar. While bobbed-haired bandits’ ac tivities were reported from Brook lyn and then from Manhattan and the Bronx, police arrested several young women on suspicion, but were unable to establish that any one of them was the real Brooklyn celeb rity. Children at Annual Egg Rolling Jam White House Lawn and Zoo President and Mrs. Coolidge Onlookers at Frolic. Frowning Skies Fail to Save Thousands of Eggs From Complete Obliteration. Several thousand Multiply Dumpties ; j met their ultimate fate on the grassy j slopes of the White House grounds jand the Zoo Tark today. The ocea ! sion was the annual egg-rolling pic nic of Washington kiddom. and de -1 spite skies that threatened to end the celebration, the little ones frolicked | to their hearts’ delight. ) It was the day of days for the I children, and they were not long in discovering that, for a few hours at ! least, they might rule supreme as | "boss" without fear of the (iat side of the hairbrush or early bedtime with out supper. When the White House grounds were thrown open stern-faced guards .stood at each entrance, and nary an ! adult might pass within those po’r tals unless he or she was in charge of a child. The entire place was turned over to the children, and the ban was clamped down on the grown ups so the tots could enjoy their an nual outing without interference. Marine Bund Plays. AM morning a constant stream of j little ones, some accompanied by elder j folks and some not, passed into the j White House grounds with their pre- j 1 cions packages of Easter eggs, left only yesterday by the mythological ”bunn>." The entire south grounds, where there is a goodly slope, was devoted to the egg rolling and the day was crowned in glory by a spe cial concert by the I'nited States Marine Band. The only exceptions to the rule of ” no adults’’ were President and Mrs. Ooolidge. The President took time from his busy office to relax WALSH SCORES PLAN TO DECEIVE PUBLIC Declares Campaign on to Mislead on Oil Lease Royalty Returns. A campaign to deceive the public as to the royalty returns from leases in naval reserves under the republi can regime as compared with leases made prior to March 4, 1921, was charged in the Senate today by Sena tor Walsh, democrat. Montana, prose cutor for the oil committee. He cited as an example of such a campaign a recent speech by Beslie M. Shaw, Secretary of the Treasury under Roosevelt. In order that "this argument may not be further imposed on the pub lic;’’ Senator Walsh proceeded to an alyze the various leases and their re turns. to the government. He ctre.w the conclusion that the majority were on a sliding scale of from Hi to 45 per cent, adding that "no one can tell what the average will be in Tea pot Dome until test wells have been sunk throughout the structure.” The Doheny leases average 31 per «nt. Senator Walsh continued, "but the tanks in Honolulu will cost three barrels of royalty oil for each bar rel in storage, so the royalty will be about 10 per cent.” RELIEF WORK TO END. NEW YORK. April 21.—Relief work in behalf of the destitute children of Russia, carried on for the past three years by the American committee for relief of Russian children, will termi nate on June 30, Capt. Paxton Hibben, head of the organization, announced today. Inability to raise funds in the United States is the reason for the ’cessation of the work, Capt. Hibben said. Unless the $4,000 pledged by the committee is raised by June 30 “a lot of Russian babies will just have to die,” he declared. Since its founding on May 27, 1921, the American committee for relief of Russian children has collected SIOO,- 000 annually for its young proteges. CAR SERVICE STOPPED. HAVANA, April 21.—Street car service here was stopped today when motormen and conductors quit work in support of the striking dock work ers, but the 5,000 or more taxi drivers did not join in the general strike. Printers on several Spanish lan guage papers went out. but the strike did not prove to be general at the ■start. as ice and milk and other necessities were being delivered. : for a brief time in the presence of tlie unrestrained joy of kiddom. He was accompanied by Mrs. Ooolidge, and she found much more time to ! enjoy watching the little ones have j the time of their lives. The kiddies also found the Zoo Park an ideal playground. The hills i there are steep and the eggs executed many side-splitting twists and turns before they met the fate of old Humpty Dumpty. And although the President was not there to smile his approval. King Beo, monarch of the jungles, and Mrs. Tiger with her frolicking cubs, not to mention all of the other animals, watched the event with dignified interest. Fashion Parade Suffers. Stern old Mother Nature and fickle young Dame Fashion failed to get along well together yesterday and as a result Washington’s annual Easter parade was far from the spec tacular carnival of color and blush- | ing femininity it usually is. After j threatening all morning to sprinkle j the city with cool showers, a rather : dread collection of clouds suddenly I developed at fifty-three-mile-an-hour ! gale and ruined Dame Fashion’s out ! ing almost as completely as the rain j could have done it. Although the National Capital is usually a serene sort of a town, yes terday about noon if was the windiest place in the country, according to reports gathered by the weather bu reau. Despite the gale, however, thousands were coaxed to church and later for a strong along 16th street, Connecticut avenue. F street or Pennsylvania avenue. The parks also had their quota of both pe destrians and motorists. ID. C. REPUBLICANS TO MEET TOMORROW State Committee to Lay Plans for; Organization and Campaign ~ Activities. To perfect its organization and to map out its activities for the coming political campaign the Republican state committee of the District of Columbia will meet tomorrow night in its headquarters, 1324 New York avenue. It will be at this meeting that plans will be perfected for the organizing of the forty-five election districts in this city, and at which the dates for the electing of delegates from these districts to tlie state convention, to be held here in May, will be decided upon. At this state convention, be sides the adoption of a platform for the local Republican organization, there will be elected officers of the committee and an executive commit tee and two delegates and alternates to attend the Republican national convention in Cleveland and the elec tion of a Republican national com mitteeman. J Samuel J. Prescott, president of the state committee, who will be in charge of the campaign in this oity for the Republican committee, will preside over the meeting, and during the brief speech of welcome he will give an outline of what is ex pected of the committee and its sup porters during the coming months. He will tell also of the preliminary work that has been done with a view to perfecting the Republican organi zation in the District. The Republican state committee of the District already has gone on rec ord Indorsing the administration of President Ooolidge and urging his nomination as the Republican stand ardbearer for 1924. When the com mittee, several months ago, formally notified the President of this action, it assured him that the two delegates and the like number of alternates to be elected to the Cleveland conven tion will be Instructed to vote for him first, last and all the time. Besides Mr. Prescott the officers of the committee are Ralph Bee, vice president; Cuno Rudolph, treasurer; F. A. Penning, secretary. It is understood to be very likely that these officers and Edward F. Colladay, the Republican national committeeman for the District, will be re-elected for the next four years‘when the state convention is held next month. Arnstein Conviction Stands. The Supreme Court declined today to review the eul of Jules (Nicky) Arnstein and others convicted of bringing into the District of Colum bia stocks fraudulently obtained from H. P. Goldschmidt & Co. of New York. “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. Saturday’s Circulation, 97,646 Sunday’s Circulation, 103,843 Stone Presented As Justice Head To Supreme Court The new Attorney General, Har lan F. Stone, was formally pre sented to the Supreme Court today. He was admitted to practice be- j fore the court in 1920. The cere- | monies today were simple, consist ing of introduction of the new At- i torney General by Solicitor General j Beck, and a few words of welcome by Chief Justice Taft. COOLIDGE REVIEWS BOY SCOUT PARADE "Tviest Protection’’ Week Launch-1 ed as President and Congrcsi Members Take Part. SECRETARY WALLACE SPEAKS Pageant Crowd at Sylvan Theater I Told of Need of Work. i "Forest-Protection” week was opened today’ with a parade by several hundred i Hoy Scouts, which was reviewed from j i the west entrance of the White House i . by President Coolidge and a number of ; members of Congress. Several members of the Senate re forestation committee and the House j agricultural and forestry committee, in- ! eluding Senator Fletcher of Florida, ( Senator McNary of Oregon and Senator I j Keyes of New Hampshire, Hepresenla • tive Clarke and Representative Snell of I New York, were present. After the parade | ! the congressional party ’ attended a 1 i pageant at the Sylvan Theater. Watch Open Air Pageant. i Arriving at the Sylvan Theater the 1 i entire assembly surrounded the open I I air stage to watch the pageant, "Red ! j Knemy. The story’ of the pageant ! i illustrates how two careless campers, j smoking cigarettes set fire to a for- j ' est. The careless campers are brought I ; before the court over which Chief Justice McCoy of the District Su- ! preme Court presided. Conrad Syme, j I former corporation counsel for the | District of Columbia, acted a.s prose ! ruling counsel and pleaded for the i conviction of the offenders before a i jury on which Mary’ Roberts Rine ; hart, Colin Livingstone, head of the ' Boy Scouts of America, and Col. \V. | B. Greeley of the forestry bureau were : members. , The careless campers were por- j trayed by the scouts. F. G. Stuart. ; took the role of the fire demon and i John Viegler of headquarters com- j pany of the 3d Cavalry, with his j trick horse "Andy,” took \he part of , the forest ranger. ( rges KorcMl Protection. Secretary of Agriculture Wallace i urged the imitortance of the Forest- : Protection week in an address after 1 the pageant. He pointed out that i there were 36.000 forest fires on the ! J average every y’ear. 30.000 of which I were caused by’ carelessness. Mary Roberts Rinehart. Chief Justice Me- | Coy and Chief Forester Greeley spoke j on the need of co-operation on the j part of the public in reducing the | tremendous loss caused by forest fires. 1 I Senator Flet< her. Representative Snell and Mr. Greeley awarded slogan I and float prizes to the following: | Troop 4. Georgetown: Troop 46.; Foundry M. B. Church; Troop 44. I Mount Pleasant M. E. Church: Troop. 33. Takoma Park Presbyterian Church: | Troop 41, Wilson Normal School. For appearance prizes were awarded to Troop 49. Parkview School; Troop 99, St. Martin's Parish troop; Troop 42, Alls Souls’ Unitarian Church; Troop 1".. Cleveland Park Congregational Church, and Troop 17, Western ITes byterian Church. Statement by President. The hope that the American people will come to abhor fire in their woods just as much as they now abhor fire in their homes was expressed by President Coolidge in a statement is sued on the eve of the beginning of Forest Protection week. "1 desire again to call the nation's attention to the seriousness of man cauaed fires in the United States and to urge every’ citizen to give earnest thought to the matter of preventing the unnecessary waste of our fast dwindling timber supply,” said the President. "The Secretary - of Agriculture, whose department has charge of our 146 national forests, informs me that during 1923 about 11.000.000 people visited these federal forest areas for | recreational purposes. "1 believe these figures eloquently tell the part the wooded areas of the j United States play in the wholesome , recreational activities of our people, j In fact. American character ami j American customs are largely the j result of the influence which our for- j est background has exerted upon our , nation’s history. “Our civilization is largely depend ent upon the unrestricted use of wood. But America's magnificent timber supply now needs replenish ing. About 81,000,1100 acres of idle forest land should be growing tim ber crops.” WROBLEWSKY TO SAIL FOR POLAND IN MAY Will Return to Warsaw “on Leave,” Bnt May Be Assigned to Foreign Office There. By tho Associated Press, WARSAW, April 21.—1-adislaw Wroblcwsky, the Polish minister to the United States, is returning to Warsaw the middle of next month, it is announced. The official ex planation is that he is returning on leave, but it is unofficially de clared he is to be transferred to another post or assigned to the for eign office. Two men prominently mentioned for the Washington place are Prince Eugene Sapieha, former foreign minister, and John Dombski, nego tiator and signer of the treaty of Riga. ENGAGEMENT WITHHELD. Announcement of Mrs. Gould’s Marriage Unconfirmed. PARIS, April 21.—The engagement of Mr a. George J. Gould, jr„ formerly Laura Carter of Philadelphia, to Car los Ortiz Ilasualdo, heir to a Wealthy- Argentine estate, recently reported, is of a quite unofficial nature, it is learned. No formal announcement of tho engagement has been made, as the family of Senor Basualdo, who is twenty-two years old, is understood to oppose a marriage at this time on account of his youth. TWO CENTS. D.C. WOULD MEET MOST ALL STREET COSTS BY GAS TAX Figures Show U. S. Could Escape With Only $160,000 for Next Year. MEANS LOCAL PEOPLE MUST PAY $1,840,000 ( ■280,000 of Special Assessments >. and Tags Would Go Back to Treasury. If the gasoline tax bill is signed by | the President the people of the District | "'ill pay almost the entire cost of | paving the streets of the National | t’apital. according to District em ! ployos who have been busy figuring out j the effects of the legislation. The bill provides that the $900.0011 to be raised by the levy on gasoline shall I be used exclusively foi» street improve \ ments. I The estimates now pending before j Gongress for next year call for $2,000.- 1 000 for all street work. When allow- F ance is made for the fact that local j property owners pay as a special as ■ | sessment half the cost of all new I paving and resurfacing, the analysis : is said to reveal that of the $2,000,000 | asked for the United States govern -1 ment would contribute only $160,000. Method of Figuring. i Here is how this revelation is ar ' ! rived at: . i The total of street and road 1 esti : ! mates is $2,000,000. Os that sum sl,- i 200,000 would be spent, on work call ing for a one-half assessment oa ■ abutting property owners, making the assessments $600,000. In depositing t this assessment money in the Treas ury the United States would get cred it for 40 per cent, or $240,000. The $1 fee for automobile tags . would raise SIOO,OOO, of which Uncle j Sam also would get 40 per cent, or $40,000 These two items give the i'nited States credit for a total of | $280,000. Applying all of the $900,000 of gas . oiine tax money toward the $2,000.- t 000 appropriation for streets leaves $1,100,000 to be appropriated by Con gress. On the 60-40 fiscal agreement now existing, the federal govern :j mi nt's part of this appropriation would he $440,000. Deduct the $280.- ' i 000 of credits which the United f States would get from special assess t ments and tags, and you have Uncle i Sam's net contribution of $160,000 to ; the upbuilding of the streets. Would He .Self-Supporting. - | Persons familiar with District as • | fairs feel that this would mean the ‘ | placing of another branch of the local government practically on a • j self-supporting basis. 1 j The water department. it was ; pointed out. is already on a self • j sustaining b tsis from rents collected • | from private consumers. The building > inspector's office collects more in 1 I permits and fees than the cost of in ‘ specting buildings. The city refuse > division meets a large percentage of • its operating costs hv selling the . grease derived from garbage and the > trash taken front the homes of the 1 city. The Commissioners today are put j ting the final touches on the letter they will send to President Coolidge, giving him their views on the gas • oiine tax measure before he decides s whethty he will sign it. . No intimation has been made as to what the text will contain, but it ’ is generally believed the city heads - will stand by their past position, f which was for a gas tax bill entirely different from the one Congress lias passed. The Commissioners' bill s called for the abolition of the per _ sonal tax on automobiles with the j adoption of the gasoline charge. ! SURPLUS BILL AGAIN SKIPPED BY SENATE t i e i Phipps Told Only Uncontested V I Measures Will Receive At ! tention on Calendar. ‘ | Senator Phipps of Colorado sought again to have the. Senate consider hJa ■ bill making effective the findings of [ the joint congressional committee on - surplus revenues of the District duf e ing considertition of the Senate cal - endar today. Tile joint committee held that ap proximately $4,500,000 surplus reve nues in the Treasury should be made available for appropriation for the ' District. Objection was made on the ground that only uncontested bills were to be considered today. Senator Phipps called attention to the fact that the 1 i bill had been reached on the calendar a number of times before, and that ample opportunity had been given those who desired any information regarding it and he gave notice that when the bill was next reached on the calendar he would move to take it up. : M’CRAY MAILFRAUD : CHARGE TRIAL BEGUN i By the Associated Press. , INDIANADOUS, Ind., April 21- j Trial of Gov. Warren T. McCray on i the charge of using the mails in fur - therance of a scheme to defraud wu.- f started before Judge A. B. Anderson in United States district court today Fifty talesmen reported from which to select a jury. Approximately 175 witnesses, mostly bankers, have been subpoenaed by the government. The indictment against the gover -5 nor contains thirteen counts ami charges that he intended to defraud approximately 170 banks in Indiana and elsewhere by sending through the t mails worthless cattle paper for dis f count and as collateral l'or loans aiul by mailing false financial statements in order to obtain loans. t A second federal indictment, charg ’ ing violation of the national banking 6 laws, is pending against the govtr f nor, but no trial date has been set. e On petition of three Fort Wayne, » Ind., banks, a federal master # in chan -1 eery recommended McCray’ be ad i judged a bankrupt. This report ta still pending before Judge Anderson.