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WEATHER. Local thundershowers this afternoon or early tonight,' followed by clearing and cooler tonight; tomorrow fair and cooler. Temperature for 24 hours ended at 2 p.m. today. Highest, 76, at 4:40 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 57, at 1:30 a.m. today. Full report on page 7. Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 30 ' NOO Otifi Entered as second-class matter O. post office Washington, D. C. MEN CONCEDED VICE PRESIDENCY ON 01 PRESIDENT Party Chiefs Regard Matter as Settled—Platform Only Problem Remaining. CONVENTION EXPECTED TO CLOSE THURSDAY Johnson and La Follette Names Not to Be Presented to Delegates. By the Associated Press. CLEVELAND. Ohio, June 6.—The Vice presidential nomination, as good as settled, with the word that former Gov. Lowden of Illinois will be ac ceptable to President Coolidge, the convention managers today devoted themselves to clearing up last minute arrangements. The few delegate contests remain ing before the national committee for decision were on their way to being swiftly disposed of before night, with the idea of leaving Satur day and Sunday and some of Monday fro© for enjoyment of the hospitality and entertainment provided by Cleve land. So far as the pre-convention managers can see, nothing has arisen to upset their plan for adjournment on next Thursday night. The grow ing sentiment for Lowden for second place culminated in the word that his nomination would be agreeable to President Coolidge. The assurance that the name of Senator Hiram Johnson would not even be presented to the convention, and the possi bility that Senator La Follette may I1 i C l t J se placed in nomination, all have combined to smooth out the convention program and to assure that the session will be a brief and haemonious one as the leaders desire. Little remains to be done now, ex cept the actual drafting of the plat form, before the convention really gets down to its business. It was made plain that President Coolidge in disclosing his approval of Lowden had not departed from his hands-off policy and was still leaving It to the convention so long as no attempt was being made to put on a running mate to represent the in surgent wing of the party. The President, it was carefully pointed ® ut > was simply making it known that he would regard Lowden as very acceptable if the convention chose to pick him. Hcminrl Slate Seated. By unanimous vote the Republican national committee seated today four delegates at large from Arkansas, headed by National Committeeman H. L. Remmel of Little Rock. Another lively and rather unex pected contest was before the na tional committee today with the pre sentation of the case for E. H. R. Green, son of the late Hetty Green, and his delegation from Texas, who seeks to unseat National Commit- I teeman R. B. Creager and his repre sentatives. Green and his assistants conducter | their fight on two major lines—that | the Creagor organization was estop ped under the laws of Texas from functioning because it was composed largely of federal office holders and that it was not representative of the Republicans in Texas because it drew a color line. Charge Steamroller I'wd. Steamroller tactics by the Creager organization at its convention in Texas on May 27 also were charged and the allegation was set up that because of these alleged tactics a sec ond convention was held at which Vhe Green delegates were selected. The national committee was told that the second convention was in regular order and far more repre sentative than the first since it had in its session by Invitation the dele gates from the “black and tan” Re publican convention which met in Dallas on the same day. Besides the Texas contest, the com mittee went on with the hearing of the Arkansas row and a second con test from the twelfth Georgia district, in which S. S. Mincey, a negro of Al ley. Ga.. disputes the right of H. A. Hunt to a seat. Hunt was placed on the temporary roll Tuesday, along with the remainder of the Henry Lincoln Johnson delegates. Contesting delegations from the tenth Tennessee district continued their overnight negotiations for set tlement of their dispute without the Intervention of the national commit tee. In announcing the selection of Senator McKinley, William M. But ter of Massachusetts, pre-convention manager for President Coolidge, said further recognition probably would be accorded to the Senate In filling places on other committees which re main to be organized. Senator McKinley is serving his first term in the Senate, but previous ly he had served in the House in seven Congresses. Rabbi Samuel Schulman of Temple Bcth-el, New York, has been selected for chaplain of the second day's ses sion of the convention. Erroneous an nouncement yesterday at convention headquarters named Rabbi Stephen S. Wise. REPORT DENIED HERE. Intimates Scout Rumor President Has Indorsed Lowden. * Published reports from Cleveland that party leaders there had received word from President Coolidge that Frank O. Lowden of Illinois would be acceptable as his running mate in the coming national campaign called for considerable comment among callers at the Whit© House today. The report was the principal topic of conversation. Associates and Inti mates of the President were ever ready to discredit the report, at least that part of it relating to the Presi dent’s indorsement of Mr. Lowden. These associates and friends of the President’s included two cabinet of ficers. They were most positive in saying that the President had sent no such word to Cleveland and that they had reason to know that he had au thorized no one to speak for him. They admitted that while former Gov. Lowden, no doubt, would be accept able to President Coolidge, the Presi dent has not suggested his nomina tion, and they were at a loss to understand the source of this report. Newspaper men were reminded of President Coolidge’s oft-expressed in tention to leave the matter of select ing a vice presidential candidate to the convention itself and to keep his hands oft. His friends endeavored to day to imply that the executive had (Continued on Page 4, Colugyi 3,j President’s Choice Os Louden Flatly Denied by Butler By a Staff Correspondent. CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 6. President Coolidge has not in dorsed any candidate for the vice presidential nomination. This was the flat announcement today made by William M. Butler, who is run ning the Coolidge campaign. Mr. Butler’s statement was made In connection with published reports that the presidential seal of ap proval had been placed on former Gov. Frank O. Lowden of Illinois. "The President’s position, as I understand it, has been that the convention will select the vice presi dential nominee.’’ said Mr. Butler. "While Mr. Butler’s statement was made particularly in connection with the Lowden for Vice President, it was understood that he had ref erence to all candidates. Nothing was said, however, to the effect that Gov. Lowden’s nomination would be frowned upon by the ad ministration. Efl FfimTECLOUD HANGS OVER G.0.P., PARTYHEADSAGREE Observers, However, Are Di vided on Seriousness of Third Party’s Menace. BY C. GOI'LD LINCOLN, Start Cwrpwtpomleiit of The Star. CLEVELAND. June s.—Republican leaders in Cleveland, from William M. Butler, manager of the Coolidge campaign, down the line, have reach ed the conclusion that the Republican party will have to meet not only the Democratic nominee, but also a third ticket, headed by Senator La Follette of Wisconsin, at the polls next No vember, This is the cloud which Is hanging over the coming convention. The situation which may be cre ated by Senator La Follette’s head ing a third ticket is regarded with various degrees of seriousness— largely depending on the section of the country from which the par ticular party leader may come. Na tional committeemen here from some of the northwestern states do not at tempt to conceal their belief that La Foliette's candidacy may be a seri ous blow to Republican candidates. They are not talking for quotation, but that s their opinion. Northwest Doubtful. “If times were normal, there would be little to fear,” one of the commit teemen said today. “But things are not normal in the northwestern states—states which ordinarily might be counted in the Republican col umn.” On the other band, other leaders here-—and these are among the real leaders—there are none of the rank and file of the party here yet, and all are leaders in Cleveland—are soft pedling the probable effect the La Follette candidacy may have on Re publican chances. They are pinning their faith to the popularity of Presi dent Coolidge among all classes of the people—including the farmers. Nevertheless, having reached the conclusion that the La Follette ticket will have to be reckoned with, these Republican leaders are leaving no stone unturned In their efforts to off set the effect of such a third party ticket. The threat of the La Follette ticket is giving them pause when it comes to selecting a vice presidential nomi nee. It is also likely that this threat may bring about a liberalizing of the party platform. Both must be in a measure progressive. Senator Borah’s nomination as a running mate for the President would be a wonderful solu tion of the first of these problems, according to some of the Republicans here, but Senator Borah, it is under stood. so far has been adamant against such a plan. La Follette'* Lut Chance. If Mr. La Follette must run—and as one very prominent Republican pointed out, this is his last chance to make a bid for the presidency on ac count of his age—then the Republi cans would be particularly pleased to have the Democrats nominate Wil liam G. McAdoo. They figure that much of the La Follette strength in some of the states would be drawn from the sam*» groups that would otherwise follow McAdoo, and that their rival candidacy would result in killing off both and the success of the Republican ticket headed by Presi dent Coolidge. One thing seems apparent as the political wheels grind more and more rapidly. President Coolidge's organi zation will be disassociated com pletely from any close connection with the old Harding organization. He Is going to run as Calvin Coolidge, and not as a political descendent of President Harding. The Republican national committee and the executive committee are undergoing a revision that promises to be almost startlingly complete. The appointment of Mrs. A. T. Hert of Kentucky to succeed Mrs. Harriet Taylor Upton of Warren, Ohio, as vice chairman of the Re publican national executive commit tee, is Interpreted her© in some quar ters as adding to the belief that the administration will strongly support the proposal to nominate Gov. Lowden as Vice President. Mrs. Hert is the widow of the Lowden manager at the national convention four years ago. Kn. Tpton in How Race. Following her resignation as vice chairman of the executive committee yesterday, Mrs. Upton announced her candidacy for election to the House to represent the Youngstown district, now represented by Representative John G. Cooper. Mr. Cooper is strongly Intrenched In his district and Mrs. Upton will have a fight on her hands in the primaries. Tinkering with the platform Is progressing. Os course, the resolu tions committee of the convention is the final group that must pass on the platform and send It along to the convention itself. Mr. Butler said that "two or three groups” are now at work on various parts of the plat form. The so-called advisory com mittee, headed by National Committee man Williams from Ogden, is to meet Monday to do some advising in re gard to the matter. Mr. Williams said the committee was formed to re ceive suggestions of planks for the platform and that most of the sug gestions so far received covered pro hibition enforcement and recognition of Ireland. Wins Marble Championship. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., June 6. George Lennox of Baltimore captured the national marble championship here today by defeating Tommy Wright of Chicopee, Mass. Lennox won the ' first three games, then Wright took eight in a row. The Baltimore lad came back and took Iphe Shenitw Sfetf. J V V WITH SUNDAY MOENING EDITION L/ WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1924-FORTY-EIGHT PAGES. LEOPOLD AND LOEB HELD WITHOUT BAIL AFTERINDICTMENT 26 Counts in Two Bills Charging Murder and Kid naping for Ransom. STATE PLANS TO SPEED FRANKS SLAYERS’ TRIAL Matter-of-Fact Confession Shows Youths Ate Before Hiding Boy's Body. j By the Associated Press. CHICAGO. June 6.—Two indict ments charging Nathan Leopold, Jr., and Richard Loeb, post graduate students and sons of millionaires, with the kidnaping for ransom and murder of Robert Franks, schoolboy, which they have confessed, were re turned by the county grand Jury to day. Both youths were ordered held without ball by Chief Justice Caverly of the criminal court. Kidnaping for ransom and murder each are capital offenses in Illinois, with a minimum penalty of five years in prison for kidnaping for ransom and fourteen years for murder. Indicted on 27 Count*. The prisoners were indicted jointly. The murder indictment contained eleven counts, and the kidnaping In dictment sixteen counts. Seventy witnesses gave testimony before the grand jury. With the state preparing for an early trial—the prosecution may ask for trial on July 15 —the next step in the prosecution will be arraignment of the two youths Monday. The two advanced student-prison ers—Leopold, a law student, and Loeb. who had begun a post-graduate course in history—are expected to be named in a third indictment now pending before the grand jurors, charging conspiracy to murder. It is not expected they will go to trial on this charge, which carries only a penalty of one to five years in prison. That indictment will be sought by the state merely to place before the grand jury the testimony of additional wit nesses. Guard on Technicalities. The numerous counts of the murder and kidnaping Indictments were drafted for technical purposes, to meet all phases of the statutory pro visions and to prevent any possible technical defense*, the state’s attor ney said. The statute covering kid naping for ransom, as distinguished from ordinary kidnaping, uses both terms of ransom and money. Conse quently. the kidnaping indictment, elev enth count, charged “inveigling for the purpose of extorting money” and the twelfth count, “inveigling for the purpose of extorting ransom.’’ The return of the indictments was a mere formality, at which the pres ence of the two prisoners was not re quired. They were, in the meantime, nlaving indoor base ball in the bull pen of the county Jail, conducting themselves much as ordinary pris oners, Warden Wesley Westbrook Sa The arraignment day probably will be Wednesday. according to later plans of the state’s attorney’s office, but a definite date has not been fixed. Each of the Indictments was indorsed l.y the seventy witnesses. Habeas Corpus Dropped. Assistant State’s Attorney Q. J. Chott went before Chief Justice Cav erly after the indictments were re turned and moved the dismissal of the writ of habeas corpus which de fense counsel had asked. The de fense counsel offered no opposition, and Judge Caverly ordered that the sheriff immediately take and keep the custody of the youths on the court’s capias. A nurse who once had attended Loeb, Mrs. Theodore Mendedar. today called at the jail to see the boys, who were separated only from their callers by a steel screen. While standing at the screen Mrs. Mendedar fainted. Both boys slept well last night and ate heartily at breakfast. Their ap petites have been good at all times since the murder. Loeb breakfasted on the regular jail fare, but Leopold sent out for his breakfast. At lunch eon their meals were brought in from the outside. Last night the ho vs dined on fried chicken and other (Continued on Page 3. Column 2.) GREECE WILL OPPOSE SERBIA IN ALBANIA Hellenic Government Will Protect Interests if Occupation Is Attempted. By the Associated Pre**. LONDON. June 6. —The British min ister at Athens has Informed the gov ernment In London, according to a Constantinople dispatch to the Daily Express, that Greece will enter Al bania to protect her interests if Ser bia fulfills her alleged Intention to occupy certain zones in Albania. Situation Still Serious. ROME, June 6.—The revolutionary situation in Albania is still serious and the commander of the southern nationalist forces has sent a forty eight-hour ultimatum to the central government, ordering his troops to continue to advance pending the gov ernment’s reply, according to a dis patch from Avlona to the Giornale DTtalia. The districts occupied by the in surgents have been placed under a state of siege, while telegraph com munication between Alvona, Duraxzo and Tirana has been severed. At Avlona a new governing commission including several former ministers and deputies has been formed. All men between the ages of twenty and forty-six have been conscripted. The capture of Berat was effected by the revolutionaries after a bom bardment of two days. Twenty of the ward IfHied RALSTON’S RESISTANCE. CHARGES BY MEANS DENIED BY MELLON ' ft Secretary Contradicted by Miller, However, on Conversation For mer Aid Participated In. WHISKY PERMITS IS ISSUE Property Custodian Quizzed in Daugherty Probe. Secretary Mellon today entered a formal denial of charges leveled against his conduct of the Treasury Department by Gaston B. Means in testimony before the Senate Daugh erty committee. In a letter to the committee the Secretary denied in detail Means’ story about his investigations Into a report that Mr. Mellon had agreed to issue whisky withdrawal permits to Rex Sheldon of New York In return for money to help make up the deficit of the Republican national committee. Miller Bark* Mean*. The denial applied, in part, to a con versation on the subject which Means said took place between him self and former Undersecretary Gil bert of the Treasury, but as soon as the Secretary’s letter had been en tered in the record, Thomas W. Miller, the alien property custodian, was placed on the stand and testified that he himself had been present at such a conversation. Col. Miller said he brought Means and Gilbert together in his office. “I can’t say exactly what was dis cussed.” he continued, “but it con cerned Rex Sheldon. Means then was an agent of the Department of Jus tice.” On this point Secretary Mellon had said In his letter; “This is characteristic of Means' testimony. Mr. Gilbert never met Mr. Means. No Interview took place.” Dropping Secretary Mellon’s letter. Senator Wheeler took up the question of the return by Miller of $6,400,000 to a Swiss company, representing the value of former German holdings in the American Metals Company. Miller said he mot Richard Merton, who negotiated the release, but de nied vigorously that he had gone to New York for “a dinner at the Ritz- Carlton” with Merton, or having seen (Continued on Page 14, Column 3.) EPIDEMIC IS MYSTERY. Doctors Baffled by Malady Sweep ing Ohio City. TORKVILLE, Ohio, June 6.—Plans were being made this morning for the opening of an emergency hospital to care for persons afflicted with a mysterious disease which has caused the death of one person and the ill ness of 119 others in the last thirty six hours. Arrangements for the emergency hospital were under the direction of Mayor Harry Coss. Physicians who conducted an au topsy on the body of John Manaris, who died yesterday, stated that the cause of death resembled a virulent form of influenza, but were unable to come to a definite conclusion. The disease first made its appear ance in the local Greek 'colony, but physicians today reported patients among persons of five nationalities. Appeals for aid have been made by the city to the health commissioner of Jefferson County and to the American Red Cross. MRS. CHARLES S. MOTT LOSES LIFE IN FALL Wife of General Motors Vice Presi dent Killed at Flint—Acci dent Unwitnessed. FLINT. Mich, June 6.—Mrs. Ethel Mott, wife of Charles S. Mott, vice president of the General Motors Cor poration, was killed almost Instantly this morning when she fell from the window of her bedroom on the sec ond floor of their home here. Mrs. Mott was found by the care taker of the estate lying unconscious beneath the window. She died a half hour later. No one saw the accident. Admits $15,000 Embezzlement. CHICAGO. June 6.—Miss Tamar Best, manager of a north side hotel, confessed, the police announced to day, that she had embezzled $15,000 which she said she had paid to black mailers who threatened to defame ,ber, She is forty years of age. Two Small Boys W recked Train in Which Three Died By the Associated Press. WORCESTER, Mass., June 6. Two small boys caused the wreck of the Twilight Express on the Boston and Albany Railroad here last Tuesday afternoon, in which three persons were killed, accord ing to police detectives. The of ficers announced today that Robert Boria, eight years old, and Michael Feriole, six. had confessed that they placed stones on the rails. U. S. REPLY TO JAPAN VIRTUALLY COMPLETE Secretary Hughes Confers With President Preparatory to Transmission. FIRM BUT FRIENDLY SPIRIT Publication May Await Formal Re ceipt by Tokio. The reply to the Japanese protest against the exclusion section of the new immigration law has been vir tually completed at the State Depart ment, but there are no indications as to when it will go forward. Secretary Hughes had a conference with President Coolidge today, but it was not disclosed what plans had been determined upon as to making the document public. In the usual course it would be made public under agree ment between the two countries aft er the text had reached Tokio. The reply probably will be handed by Secretary Hughes to Ambassador Hanihara, to whom the task of trans mitting it to his government will be entrusted. Copy for Tokio Embassy. At the same time a copy will be cabled to the American embassy in Tokio in order that the embassy staff may be kept fully in touch with every development of the situation. Officials at the State Department maintained complete silence regard ing the communication. It can be said definitely, however, that it will be couched in the most friendly terms, but will repel any suggestion that the exclusion provision contra venes any international obligation as sumed by the Washington govern ment It appeared probable today that the document would be handed to Am bassador Hanihara possibly tomor row. It must be coded at the Japanese embassy for transmission and then decoded in the Japanese foreign office, which would make it improbable that it could be made available for publi cation until some time next week. JAPANESE RETUrTaIDED. Government Gets Ships to Rash Visitors Back to U. S. By the Associated Press. TOKIO, June 6. —The difficult prob lem of returning Japanese residents of the United States, who are at pres ent In Japan, to America before the exclusion act becomes effective, on July 1, has called forth government action. The government has arranged with shipping companies for three special ships to reach America before that date. BERLIN NEAR BEER FAMINE 28 Breweries Closed by Strike. Cafes’ Stocks Exhausted. BERLIN, June 6. —Berlin is threat ened with a b*er famine. Twenty eight breweries are closed today as the result of a strike of 8,000 brewery workers who are demanding an in crease Jn wages. The strike began Monday and the reserve stocks of most of the brew eries now are exhausted. The cases, the restaurants and the beer halls are striving desperately to bring a suf ficient flow of Mnenchner, Wuerz burger and other brews from Bavaria and elsewhere to tide them over the Whitsun holiday, begirfnlng tomor row. Radio Programs—Page 35. EXTEND D. C. PARKS SOON, REALTORS ASK Early Purchase of New Tracts Es sential to Beauty of City, Convention Resolves. MANY NEW LAWS SOUGHT Tax Revision Asked—Officers In stalled—Meeting Ends. Washington, the Capital City, has gained for itself a strong place in the hearts and mind of the realtors, the influential property dealers of the country, who are attending the seventeenth annual convention of the National Association of Real Estate Boards, which has been in session here for four days, and which ended with a business meeting at Keith’s today. This organization, represented by men of influence in the country, after having been shown the National Cap ital by automobile and otherwise, and having experienced difficulties of hav ing problems settled in Congress, to day adopted resolutions favoring leg islation by Congress “providing for the best scientific enlargement of the plan for the City of Washington and the extension of its parks.” Delegates had heard in speeches in the convention how lack of fore sight in development had cost cities millions of dollars, and many of them saw that unless Congress promptly provides a scientific plan for develop ment for the National Capital, and allows the city to develop unguided because of failure to act, at some later date it will cost Washington and the people of the country mil lions to attempt to beautify their city. 'Washington Public Thanked. So strongly has Washington and its needs, and how it must depend on the congressmen sent here by the realtors and their fellow citizens in their home districts for aid, been pointed out by members of the Wash ington Real Estate Board that there is a feeling that its effect will be felt as soon as the realtors get back home and begin pushing for aid for the Capital City. The resolution on Washington said that the National Association “favors legislation by Congress providing for the best scientific enlargement of the plan for the city of Washington and the extension of its parks, so as to preserve the natural scenery and al low for future development of the city in away that will mairftain and enhance its beauty, and it urges the early passage of said legislation lest the present rapid growth of the city, in the absence of such a plan, makes its later adoption impractical or im possibk'.” The convention, in another resolu tion, expressed to the Washington real estate board, to the press and the people of Washington its appre ciation and gratitude for the hospi tality shown to those who have at tended the convention. Tax-Exempt Sernrltim Hit. Another resolution extended the thanks of the convention to President Coolidge for his reception. One reso lution reiterated the adherence of the association to national tax reduc tion along the lines of the Mellon plan and expressed it as the sense of the association that the nation should lead off w ith a real tax reduction pro gram as an example to all states and municipalities. Another resolution expressed disap pointment at the failure of Congress *-be resolution necessary to submit to the states the question of ending the practice of issuing tax exempt securities, “the continuance of which ■will undermine our properity.” It said that the association stands firmly on the principle that no oiasse.s empted° nS ° F propert >’ should be ei iilcCn?e tax legislation, capital If;? *™?J OSSes s , hould be eliminated, sa!n« a fJ.°ta er * reSolution ’ because such tru ® sense are not Income e *? practice the allowance of the deduction of capital losses has resulted in a loss of tax revenue it should have received. Officer* Elected. Other resolutions adopted included: Urging improvement of railroad prop erty through cities: commending its educational committee and urging con stituent members to obtain the in stallation in educational institutions of courses in realty; recommending that constitutent boards use the utmost vigilance in maintaining and enforcing the association’s code of ethics; urging the value of using the term “realtor” and taking steps to acquaint the public with the mean ing of the term; a vote of thanks to those who have delivered papers and addresses at the convention; noting the pleasure and pride In the grow ing power and influence of state ajid provincial associations, and congratu lating the Canadian boards upon their active and helpful part in tile asso ciation’s work and assuring them “that ail of _thc realtors in the United States of America sincerely appreciate on Page i. Column SQ. “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. Yesterday’s Circulation, 96,774 COOLIDGE PRESIDES TONIGHT AT FINAL ORATORY CONTEST Taft and Four Associate Jus tices Will Be Judges of Talks on Constitution. TWO GIRLS, FIVE BOYS SEEK NATIONAL PRIZES Brilliant Capacity Audience As sured at Memorial Hall—Pro gram to Be Broadcast. This is the great day of days in the lives of seven high school students, gathered here from all sections of the country to compete tonight in the national oratorical contest on the Constitution at Memorial Continental Hall. A luncheon In their honor at the New Wilard Hotel this afternoon, follow lowed by a parade up Pennsylvania avenue past the White House, with six leading high school cadet com panies acting as guard of honor, were but preliminary to the great contest. Premtdemt to Preside. President Coolidge will preside, and Chief Justice William Howard Taft of the United States Supreme Court will heacfeminent board of judges when HLh.a seven competitors, chosen as tire is£st from more than a million students, step forward this evening to speak in honor of the fundamental law of the land. The platform of the historic hall will be decorated with flowers from i Mount Vernon, home and tomb of Gen. Washington, the father of his country, while a brilliant gathering of officials, educators and others will occupy the boxes and seats. Bar Chief to Speak. The proceedings axe to begin at 8:15 o’clock, when Robert E. Dee Saner, president of the American Bar Association, will open the meeting as temporary chairman. President Cool idge is to speak at S:3O o’clock, tak ing the chair immediately thereafter. Reserved seats will be held only until 7:45 o’clock, as previously announced. The order of speaking of the final ists is as follows: Don Tyler of Dos Angeles, Calif., representing the Pacific coast, and sponsored by the Dos Angeles Times. John M. Dallam, 3d, of Philadelphia. Fa., representing the eastern states and sponsored by the Philadelphia Bulletin. Jack Turner of Birmingham. Ala., representing the southern states, and sponsored by the Birmingham Age- Herald. District Girl Fourth. Ruth Newburn of Washington, D. C.. representing the National Capita', and sponsored by The Evening Star. George Chmnos of Topeka, Kan., representing the midwestern states and sponsored by the Kansas City Star. Eleanor Huber of Ixiuisville, Ky., representing the central states, and sponsored by the Louisville Courier- Journal. Vail Barnes of New Brighton, N. Y., representing the northeastern states, and sponsored by the New York World. Each orator will be allowed twelve (Continued on Page 10, Column 2.) CHINA TO RESUME GERMAN PAYMENTS Agreement Signed on Outstanding Questions at Issue Between Berlin and Peking. By the Associated Prcsa PEKING, June 6.—An agreement on the outstanding questions at issue be tween China and Germany has been signed, the formalities incident to the matter having been completed at noon today, according to the best available information. Dittle has been disclosed concerning the action or the negotiations leading to it. Opposition by the senate of the Chinese Parliament, expressed yes terday, is reported to have been ignored by those anxious to complete the agreement, and the necessary documents given a preliminary in itialing by the conferees last night. The conferees were the finance min ister and a representative of the Deutschasiatische Bank. Most Important Feature. The most important feature of the agreement is said to be the restora tion of payments on the German loans, which amount to $2,230,000. These loans have been carried as out standing since China aligned herself with the allies in the world war. first, because of that alignment and lat terly because China and Germany were unable to agree on the paywi«fct of w r ar indemnity claimed by this country from Germany. WOMAN, ALLEGED SPY, CONDEMNED BY SOVIET Physician and Four Others Sen tenced to Death—Espionage in Behalf of Poland Charged. By the Associated Pr*»*. ODESSA, Russia. June 6.—Dr. Marie Naidionota, a woman physician from southern Russia, and four other per sons have been condemned to death for alleged espionage in behalf of Poland. It was charged by the soviet court that Dr. Naidionova during her hos pital work formed an espionage or ganization, inducing a number of army officers and soviet employes to join. Tn consequence of their efforts, it is alleged, a number of important documents regarding the strength and disposition of the red army fell into Polish hands. Among the con demned Is Gen. Komaxoff. an in structor in the red army artillery school. In addition to those condemned to death, five others connected with the organization were sentenced to vari ous terms of imprisonment. All the convicted persons have been denied j amnesty by the supreme court of ap peals of the Ukraine. TWO CENTS M PLAN RILLED I IN FAVOR OF LUMP SUM BY CONFEREES | Agree on $9,000,000 Contri bution as U. S. Share in 0. C. Annual Expenses. TOTAL OF APPROPRIATION LIKELY TO BE $27,000,000 Senate and House Members Com promise on Figures—Report Expected Shortly. With the time-honored principle of having the federal government pay a fixed percentage of the annual ex penses of the National Capital con demned to the discard and a new pol icy calling for a flat sum of 13.000,000 a year as the contribution of the United States, the District appropria tion bill is practically ready to be re ported out by the conferees. After a week of disagreement be tween the representatives of the Senate and House, on the question of the part Uncle Satn should pay in maintaining the Capital City, the Sen ate conferees consented late last night to an agreement recognizing the con tention of the House for a radical change in fiscal relations. The House had insisted on abolish ing the 30-40 plan and substituting a lump sum of $8,009,000, with a con cession giving 'lie District credit for approximately $1,000,000 of miscel laneous revenues now credited to the United States. Senators Yield to Uoa.se. Up until last night the Senate con ferees had remained firm in their position that the CO-40 he retained or substituted only for a lump sum of $14,000,000. But with the session rapidly draw ing to a close and the House showing no inclination to yield in its attitude, the conferees finally compromised on a lump sum of $9,000,000, which, with the miscellaneous revenues now cred ited to the United States, will make the federal government’s total under the new plan approximately $10,000,- 000. It was unofficially estimated today that this overturning of the fiscal re lations it finally ratified by the Sen ate and House will result in an in crease in real estate and tangible and personal property taxes in Washington, the extent of the in crease depending upon the final to tal of the appropriation bill. Senate Figures Cot After breaking the deadlock on the fiscal relations clause last night, the conferees adjourned until this morning, when they completed con sideration of the many other Sen ate amendments to the bill. While it was impossible at noon today to arrive at the new total ar a result of the conference, it was in dicated that, $2,500,000 was pruned from the Senate bill by the conferees. As the bill passed the House it ’ called for $24,853,187. The Senate added $4,374,332 in the form of amendment*, bringing the total up to $29,227,519. It is expected that when the confer ence report is approved by the two houses it’will carry a figure approxi mately half way between the House and Senate total, or somewhere be tween twenty-six and twenty-seven million dollars. The House conferees agreed to in crease the item for continuing work on the new water conduit from Great Falls from SBOO,OOO to $1,500,000. The Senate voted $2,500,000 for this proj ect, so that the figure agreed on in conference is a compromise. Deeds Building Dropped. The Senate amendment authorizing $735,000 for erection of a building for the recorder of deeds in Judiciary Square was knocked out in con ference. The conferees also eliminated the Senate item providing $762,000 for the acquisition of the Kingle Valley, Piney Branch and Patterson Park ways. There is separate legislation pending in Congress for the purchase of these parks and it is understood the conferees agreed to let them be handled as separate legislation. An item of $600,000 for a new junior high school was reduced to $150,000 to cover only the purchase of land, leaving the building to be pro vided for next year. The most consoling information (Continued on Page 4, Column 6.> WOMAN GOES FREE. “Most Stylish’’ Prisoner Found Not Guilty of Murder. CHICAGO, June 6.—For the second time within a month a jury acquitted a woman charged with murder, when Mrs. Bclva Gaertner, called "the most stylish of women accused of slaying,’’ was found not guilty of charges of killing Walter Daw, an automobile salesman. The other woman freed was Mrs. Beulah Annan, called "the prettiest." The jury deliberated six hours af ter Judge Dindsey had intimated in his instructions that the state had failed to make out a clear case against the accused and the defense had placed no witnesses on the stand. RUSSIAN CROPS MENACED. Trotsky Urges Gas Warfare on Lo custs and Mice. MOSCOW, June 6.—Reports from the Ukraine and northern Caucasus indicate that the crops are menaced by locusts and field mice. War Min ister Trotsky is urging an immediate campaign against the pests with poison gas, and has called upon the newly organized voluntary chemical societies to'com© to the assistance of the commissariat of agriculture. Steamer Cretan Grounds. WOODS HODE,, Mass. June 6.—The Merchants and Miners Diner Cretan, Philadelphia for Bowton. grounded during the night on Nonamesset Island, at the mouth of Woods Hole harbor. She was resting easily to day and appeared In no immediate danger, as the sea was smooth, with lil wind.