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700 ITALIANS PLEAD TO BRING KIN TO U. S. News of Ruling Against Special Admission Causes Flurry on Homeward Ship. TRIP MADE FOR FAMILIES* Emigration Commissioner at Naples Urged to Take Action. * Hr the Associated Press. NATIVES. Italy, June 6. —Seven hun dred Italian passengers, arriving to day from the United States on board the liner Colombo, made representa tions to Giuseppe de Michelis, Italian commissioner of emigration, to take steps, through the Italian embassy at Washington, to obtain permission for them to take their families back to America despite the recent United States Supreme Court ruling that their families must submit to the new quota regulations for the next year. The passengers on the Colombo said their voyage to Italy had been prompted by the desire to bring back to America with Intern the families thev had left in their native country. They had acted, they said, in accord ance with the recent decision of a federal court in New York that fami lies of foreigners definitely estab lished in the United States could be admitted to that country regardless of quota regulations. Prepared for f. S. Trip. Moreover, the passengers declared, the federal court decision in New York had caused most of their fami lies in Italy to sell their possessions in the anticipation that they would he able to proceed to America with out any difficulties. While at sea on board the Colombo, thev had learned by wireless that the Supreme Court had reversed the de cision of the lower court. Wild scenes ensued among the despairing passengers, who held meeting and drew up a formal protest which was presented to an Italian royal com missioner who was on board. The commissioner transmitted the protest by wireless to his govern ment and also seqt a wireless mes sage to President Coolidge, request ing that the Supreme Court decision be not applied in the cases of pas sengers who already were on their way from Italy before the decision was rendered. It is understood that Signor de Michelis has promised to reinforce this protest by means of representa tions through the Italian embassy at Washington. HERO COMMISSIONED. Representative C. Carroll Reecfe i Given Rank of Major in 0. R. C. | Representative C. Carroll Reece of j Tennessee has been commissioned by j the War Department as a staff spe- j cialist. with the rank of major, in the Officers' Reserve Corps of the Army. I Representative Reece is one of the heroes of the world war. Enlisting | ns a private he rose to the grade of 1 major, ami commanded the 3d Bat- 1 talion of the 102 d Infantry. 26th E)i- j vision, in several decisive battles. For extraordinary heroism in action and I general service he was awarded the distinguished service cross, the dis tinguished service medal and the cross de guerre, and also was special ly cited for bravery by Marshal Pe- I tain and Gens. Edwards, Hale and | lrf»w ia. He was elected to the Sixty- | Seventh Congress and re-elected to ' the Sixty-Eighth Congress. His pres- | ent address is 1016 16th street. 1 ' — 1 . I ! Glandular Balance % I he fountain of perpetual youth has not yet been dis covered, but it is conceded by eminent authorities that a j balanced glandular system will give a longer lease on life and : maintain a more youthful appearance and vitality while one j does live. Radium Tonic Tablets j —composed of gland extracts and Radium, the two greatest gland restoratives known, have restored health, energv and ! vitalitv to hundreds of men and women. i / If you need a good tonic or general building up. trv a few j boxes of these remarkable TABLETS. 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Who is a native of Indiana and was a student at Notre Dame in the ’nineties, will proceed to South Bend to receive the degree at commence ment time, after the Cleveland con tention. which he is attending as a newspaper correspondent. Although not Roman Catholics, Mr. Wile’s family has been identi fied with Notre Dame practically since its foundation eighty years ago. His deceased eldest brother was a member of the class of ’73. His father, a banker at La Porte, Ind.. was for many years Notre Dame's business agent. Three of the writ er's brothers were at the university before him. In April of this year. Notre Dame alumni in the District of Columbia organized a club and elect ed Mr. Wile president. He will de liver the alumni address at the an nual banquet at the university on June 14. The subject will be; "Re cent Clouds at Washington, and the Silver Dining." Senator Perris of Michigan, and Ralph Adams Cram. | celebrated Boston architect, will re- I celve LL I>. degrees from Notre Dame on the same occasion. Well known Washington alumni |of Notre Dame include Charles P. I Neill, Col. George T. Weitzel, Tim ' othy T. Ansbcrry. Elmer Murphy and j Representative N. J. Sinnott of Ore gon. * * YOUR - WATCH $ J REPAIRED tod t written Onartnte* BRADLEY’S STUDEBAKER Just Drive It; That’s All THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C.. FRIDAY, JUNE 6. 1924. TESTIMONY OF MEANS IS DENIED BY MELLON (Continued from First Page.) documents and letters |n the files of his office which Senator Wheeler said indicated tnat the real owners of the metals stock were Germans. Charge* Haaty Action. ‘lsn't it true you acted on this matter without having ail the facts or without calling all the facts to the attention of the Attorney General?” Senator Wheeler demanded. "I'm sorry you draw that Inference,” Miller said. “I draw no Inference; I’m stating a fact." Senator Wheeler retorted. Miller said that had all of the papers been considered the Swiss company agent would have been required to "sub mit further proof" that the property was not German owned. He had approved the return on the report and recom mendation of his subordinates, he said. Telia of Negotiations. George E. Williams, managing di rector of the alien property office, who actually handled the American Metals transaction, testified that Richard Merton conducted the nego tiation for tho claimants. Merton was an official of the Swiss company, but, the witness said, he did not know Merton was a German. “The National City Bank appeared as the attomey-in-fact of these claimants,” Senator Wheeler suggested. "That is true,” Williams said. • Merton presented affidavits to es tablish the Swiss claim to ownership and Williams said he looked up the files to confirm them. He denied that he had found certain v papers shown him by Senator Wheeler, though the committee prosecutor said these all came from the same files Williams had searched. f Questions Failure to Fight. "Why didn't you go into court and litigate this claim?” asked Senator Wheeler. "That’s up to the Attorney Gen eral," said Williams. The Swiss corporation, pn the basis of the evidence available, was en titled to the money under "prin ciples and precedents laid down by the Attorney General's office in two administrations." the witness de clared, “It is a fact Merton received the hulk of the money?” Senator Wheeler suggested. "I do not.know that.” Williams said. The committee will meet again to morrow. ■FTT^I kNs - s “ c r| ■IVA I, quality crop*-. in plain P |:,.r r " I ing On Every I Stock j 300 Men’s Fine | Mohair Suits I s ls | : inc Quality Mohair Suits, gJ ored to give wear. The pants o . lined throughout the © ® | I I ternl. in light, medium apd dark and hips. 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All sizes. 13 to 2 and H J m June Sale of Summer a Shoes lor Boys & Girls For Saturda y tSfiWOp | Children’* |bSS| I M. P‘ tent | - Hl'- I I You know the great values we gave || and we know the wonderful response IHR g| we had. We had to use a great deal E| . , . D . . . ... m of persuasion with our makers, as pf ufords, Patent One and Two . “ . , (© ra patent Two-strap sandau and these are marvelous values, and you M ra Strap Cut-out Pnmpa; sprint • t , _t„; r heeis; sues to 2. can choose from plain colors, plaids |a ra t and White Canvas aiae. and checks, in sizes 16 to 44. 1 DENIAL B7 MELLON. . Takes Up Means’ Testimony Point by Point. Taking up point by point the charges and Inferences made in the testimony of Gaston B. Means before the Daugherty committee. Secretary Mellon said In his letter to Chairman Brookhart: "(1) He refers to the Gucken heimer distillery In Rlttsburg. • • • This was simply a case of violation of law and Its prosecution by the properly constituted authorities. I was never Interested in the distil lery. * * * "(2) Mr. Means states that banks, particularly the line of banks with which I was formerly connected, have large loans secured by whisky cer tificates. • • * I question whether such loans exist in this country to any material extent. Recalls Sheldon’a Visit. , “(3) Mr. Means stated I had some arrangement with Rex Sheldon for the issuance of wholesale drug per mits, conditioned upon the contribu tions from the holders of these per mits to the Republican campaign fund. Mr. Sheldon once come to see me, but,, as 1 recall, not in con nection with permits. I understand that his request, about which there was nothing unusual, was not grant ed by the official of the Treasury to whom I referred him. "Senator Bursum did come to see me in December, 1921, about granting permits, just as others came to rec ommend some action by the Treasury. Senator Bursum presented me a list of applicants for permits. 1 turned this list over to Mr. Blair, the commissioner of internal revenue, tor investigation. In three of the cases this investigation was satisfactory, and the permits granted. Campaign Fund Not Concerned. "There has been no intimation to me, directly .or indirectly, that any campaign fund would be. or has been . benefited. In any way, by the is suance of the permits. "(♦) Mr. Means give a. circum stantial account of an alleged in terview’ by him with former tinder secretary .of the Treasury Gilbert at 6:55 o'cloc k in the morning. This is ! characteristic of Means' testimony | Mr. Gilbert ha* never Means, j No interview took plac^ “(5) Mr. Means mentions the La Montagnes and the Green River Dis tillery cases. These were a success ful enforcement of the law in spite of what Mr. Means intimates. Quit Making Liquor. "(6) Mr. Means again raises the question of my connection with the Overholt distillery. Since 1916 the Overholt company has not manufac tured any liquor. Prior to my bc ( coming Secretary of the Treasury, all of the assets of this company were transferred to a trust company as trustee, with no authority to operate but only to dispose of the assets and distribute the proceeds. Since that, tlme, the trust company has sold no whisky whatsoever. except fifty three cases to a drug company.” "(7) In addition to being a manu facturer of whisky. the Overholt Company was a warehouse, holding whisky belonging to other persons. After the. passage of the national prohibition act. whisky was released from the warehouse only on the pro duction of the permits provided for by the regulatiojts. These permits were sent first to the office of the company in Pittsburgh, where, in accordance with later regulations ef fective November 1, 1920, tho permits were confirmed by direct correspond ence with the prohibition director in Pittsburgh and then forwarded, after confirmation, to the warehouse at Broadford. about sixty miles out of Pittsburgh, with the company's au thority for release of the whisky. After release, the permits were re turned to the office of the company In Pittsburgh for filing.” One Permit Forged. In one case, Mr. Mellon said, a forged permit and a forged letter of confirmation from the prohibition di rector at Pittsburgh was presented to the superintendent of the distillery at Broadford, who, acting on these Cleveland Park 3403 Rodman St. To Inspect go west on Porter from i Conn. Aye. tor enst from Win. Aye.) ito ;nth St., and then two blocks north. Iletaehed brick house, 8 rooms, a bnths, lot too feet wide: bullt-ln garage. sale bj Owner nnd Builder at reduced price. W. D. Sterrett Phone Clev. 15 documents and without the required authority from the office of the com pany in Pittsburgh, released the whisky. Because ot tlie violation of the instructions to him that permits must come from the Pittsburgh office, he said, the superintendent was promptly discharged. “On account of this experience,” the letter continued, “the company there after adopted the further precaution of taking the permits personally to the prohibition director and verifying their regularity, as well as obtaining SUGAR F r«tr 67c Cf HI TP “ 12 Lbs., 45c riA/UIV 24 Lbs., 85c PORKRFAISK AND UL/lilJ 3 CANS for Ljl MILOSKTIOc CO A D werks Soap 97^ jV / 1 FOR WASHING MACHINE / I I M\/ni 32-OZ. PKG., fcrf I V Battle Creek Vitamin Food 4 /A i PER PKG. iZC TOMATOESisIOc KIDNEY 10c We Are Now Handling a Nice TX 4 1 A \T Assortment of dorsch’s dKLAu and LAivLo | PRUNES r 10c STRING NEW /T BEANS POUND jfC j CABBAGED" 4c CUCUMBERS 7r Hothouse —Large EACH * DI7I7XQ NEW 7« DLL I J Per Bunch I C CARROTS £ 7c POTATOES'f 23 s required letter of confirmation. I “Necessarily these permits were a | part of the files of the company, and | when its assets were later trans- ' ferred to the trust company, the trust company also (ook over these files. I “It was on the trust company, there fore. that the United States attorney called the permits for the presen tation of the case to the grand jurt. s'his transaction took place prior to my becoming Secretary of the Treas ury, hut neither I personally, nor anv banks with which 1 was then con- I nected, know the reason for or were j interested in the subsequent disposi j tion of the indictments, ] "Proof of the facts stated in this letter can "be furnished your com mittee by competent witnesses if you consider such proof material to the matters under investigation. As a member of the Milwaukee debt commission the name of Miss Frieda Mueller will appear on all the bonds Issued by the Cream City.