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RARE CONCLAVE HALL AWAITS REPUBLICANS Located Near Lake Shore—lnterior - Is Gray—Lacks Familiar Bunting and Color. - COST CLEVELAND SIX MILLION Building Has No Steps—Can Be Emptied in Four Minutes. ' By a Stay Correspondent. CLEVELAND, Juno 6. —Never In all its history has the Republican party had such a setting for Us national convention as it will have next Tues day here in Cleveland. The Public Kail, pride of Cleveland, where the convention is to be held, Is declared ! to be the finest in the country. This massive structure, near the shores of Lake Erie, erected at a cost to the city of $6,500,000, is a gem of its kind. Not only is it beautiful in proportion and decoration, but it af fords to every occupant of a seat—r there arc 13,154 in the convention hall -—a full view of the speakers’ plat form. The loud-speaking apparatus installment also insures that all will hear what is said. The Public Hall is the property of the city of Cleveland. It was built with city funds, raised through a bond issue, and was opened about two years ago. Last year it paid all ex penses and about $50,000 in addition. The people of Cleveland regard it as a tremendous asset. Had it not been for the Public Hall the Republican national convention undoubtedly would not be meeting in Cleveland now. limiting Is Mlaned. When the convention opens, and Republican hosts assemble, the old linie bunting for decorations will be pleasingly lacking. The permanent decorations of the hall, which are simple hut effective, will' not be covered with bunting. The color scheme of the hall is gray, with a 1 few designs here and there in gold and red and blue. The only added decoration will be a large portrait of the late President Harding, which will be hung over the platform. So well proportioned is the hall that it is difficult to realize not a pillar is to be found. The gal leries rise sharply in two great tiers. The dimensions of the hall are -—on the floor—l2o feet by 370, and from side wall to side wall of the galleries the width is ISO feet. There is not a step in the building. The auditors walk up gentle in clines to the galleries. The exits are so well arranged that the hall has been emptied of its thousands in, four minutes. 1 Son.xn Will I.ead Itnntl. The lighting system is a feature of the hall. Marvelous tints, are obtained from the concealed lights and the lights have been so arranged lhat the whole building shall be a mass of red and white and blue when the band plays “The Star Spangled Banner.** The band is to Ik> under the leadership of John Philip Sousa during the convention. Arrangements have been made to radio all the proceedings of the con vention to the world outside. In addition to delegates and alternates seated on the floor of the hall. 3.200 spectators will have seats there, and in the galleries some six or seven thousand. The national committee and distin guished guests will be seated on the platform. WOMEN AT CONVENTION SET RECORD THIS YEAR Many to Come as Delegates and Al ternates —Special Entertainment Program Arranged. By I lie Associated Press. CLEVELAND, June, t». —More wo man delegates and alternates will attend the national Republican con vention here than ever attended a political gathering in the past, David W. Mulvane, Kansas, chairman of the national committee on arrangements, announced here after a survey of election results in several states. Sixteen states will send twenty-four woman delegates at large. This num ber is in addition to the regularly elected woman delegates and alter nates from state congressional dis tricts. New Mexico will send three woman delegates at large: Ofiio, Kansas. New Hampshire, North Da- 1 kota and Washington will Send two each, and the states of Pennsylvania, Colorado. Connecticut, Idaho, Ken tucky, Maine, Minnesota. North Caro lina and Mississippi each will send one. , In view of the large number of women who will attend the conven tion, the special women's committee has arranged entertainment, not only for woman delegates and alternates, but for wives of delegates, newspaper publishers and correspondents and •woman journalists who cover the con vention. Boat rides on Erie, sightseeing trips, receptions, teas at clubs, golf tournaments at country clubs, horseback and motor trips have been arranged. Mrs. Nettie M. Clapp, Cleveland is chairman of the women’s committee. Associate woman members of the Re publican national committee who ar rived in Cleveland June 1 include Mrs. Leonard G. Woods, Pittsburgh, second vice chairman of the national com ’ milled, and Mrs. Harriet Taylor Tip ton, Warren, Ohio, vice chairman of the Republican national committee. UTAH GOEs'lO McADOO. State Chairman. Quits in Fight Over Delegation. OGDEN, Utah. June 6—After a bit ter fight hinging upon the Instruc tions of delegates, which culminated' in the resignation of James H. Wa fers, Democratic state chairman, a delegation instructed to vote for Wil liam G. McAdoo at the national Dem ocratic convention in New York City, June 24, was selected by acclamation at the state convention here yester day. Eight delegates-at-large. with one half vote each, and two from each congressional district, with one vote each, were named. Very Desirable Apartments May Now Be Secured at Unusually Attractive Prices See Our Complete List Hedges & Middleton, Inc. Realtors I334HStN.W. Franklin 9503 1 ■ . ; i"v "■ ■•'■f-- iiJ Snapshots of Man Getting the light Right. —By GLUYAS WILLIAMS. MUnTfcS SOMETHING ABOUT A* ION INTO HIS EASY UiHT NOT fcPNfe V/ERY GOOD RISES FROM FAMILY ON OTHER> OPENS NEWSPAPER.-’ TONIfeHT- AND PUU-G LAMP A SIDE OF TABLE AND LAMP IS MOVED UTILE NEARER-' BACK TO EXACT CENTRE \ \ CHCbH THE LIGHT DOWN BCTIEft- AFTER. GET HIMSELF A PESULAR.’READ- FORTABLT. WAVS OP HOLDING SOME STRUGGLE LAMP IS MADE * ING LAMP ONE OP THESE DAVS PAPER MAS A BRIGHT IDEA ID STAND ON PILE OF BOOKS BUT AND HITCHES CHAIR NEARER TO OF RAISING LAMP ON SOME IS FOUND 70 SHINE IN EVERY TABLE fcOOKS SO'S IT WILL THROW BODY'S EYES FINDS THIS WAY IS A UTUE WORSE ASKS TOR petty, sake why JjtDtiT IF HE SITS OTHER WAV ROUND THAN BEFORE AND ON INVEST!6AT - SOMEBODY NOTKE IT BEFORE,TT)LIS AND AFTER, SLIGHT COMPLIC- ION DISCOVERS ONLY ONE OF THE WRONG CHAIN AND PLUNGES AFONS WITH LAMP CORD GETS THE BULBS IS LIGHTED ROOM INTO DARKNESS. AFTER SOME CHAIR MOVED «McClure Sindicate ’ GROPING ERROR IS RECUPCD AND wwcunre wewypyeraynrewc, EVENING CONCitiIYLS tn PEACE. “10 REASONS” LISTED FOR GOV AL SMITH Chairman Roosevelt Cites Dry En forcement Among Presidential Qualifications. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, June 6.—Ten reasons why the Democratic national con vention should nominate Gov. Smith are specified by Franklin D. Roose velt, chairman of the New York state Smith committee, in a letter sent to each delegate and to their alternates. Among the reasons given In the letter were: "His strength is greatest in the doubtful states where strength is most needed. "One reason for his strength is following among independent voters. He has been constantly indorsed by the great non-paftisan organisations in New York. . "He is an expert on the affairs of government, with at* experience un equaled by that of any man alive. “He has at once the undivided sup port of labor and the confidence of business men. "Above every other executive in America, he has stood for fearless enforcement of the law. Though personally believing that the Vol stead act should be amended, he not only served notice on 'every peace officer of the state holding him to strict accountability for enforcement of the law, but he called a confer ence of all enforcing officers to de vise means for better enforcement of the law. and secured an increased appropriation of 1400,000 to add to the force of the state police, which has for one of its chief duties the suppression of smuggling of liquor over the Canadian border and neigh boring borders.” BORAH WILi/nOT ACT WITH IDAHO DELEGATES Announcement Surprises Party Leaders—State Group De parts Tonight. Special Dispatch to The Star. I BOISE, Idaho, June 6.'—ldaho's delegates to the national convention of Republicans at Cleveland will leave foe the Ohio city tonight. Just before leaving it was an nounced by National Chairman John Tnomas that Senator W. E. Borah, one of the seven delegates-at-large, would nbt sit and act with the Idaho delegation. This eleventh hour an nouncement comes as a surprise and is causing much comment in party circles here, as some leading news papers in the ’northwest have lately boosted Borah for the vice presi dency* as Coolldge's running mate. Tt is believed that this possibility may have something to do with Borah’s action. Some feel that it is simply one way to assert "independence” of the state organization which gave evidence of its strength in resisting any proposals of Borah’s friends at the Lewiston state delegate conven tion. The Republican state organization does not care to open a flgh* with Borah, but knows that the cards are in itg hands and means to make Borah realize it, WOMEN TO ENFORCE LAW. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE, McL, June « —One hundred and twenty-five women have organized the Maryland women’s com mittee for law enforcement as a branch of the national body, and have taken steps to form local com mittees in, each county composed of representatives of various women’s clubs. The objects of the organization and the need for its work were explained by Miss Elizabeth Bain of New York, field worker and former secretary of the national committee, and Mrs. Victor du Pont, Wilmington, Del.; Judge Kathryn Sellers, Washington, D. C„ Mrs. A. C. Dixon and Mrs. Vir ginia Threadgill also spoke. THE* ETEKXMT STXK. WIPjIITITOTOF. B. X 3„ FRIDAY. JUNE 6, 1924. LOWDEN CONCEDED VICE PRESIDENCY UPON COOLIDGE 0. K. (Continued from First Page.) not yet changed bis position in this matter. Concede I.owden Strength. After eliminating the President from the report about Gov. Igwvden. his associates admitted that they have evidence of an abundance of Lowden sentiment in Cleveland. Them is no attempt on the part of the President's followers and other political leaders here to deny Gov. Bowden’s strength President Cooltdge is giving con siderable of his time to the happen ings at Cleveland. Besides his care ful reading of the newspapers, he is receiving reports and telegrams, and it is known that there have been fre quent long-distance telephone calls between the White House and the Coolldgo campaign managers in the convention city within the past few day a i Gets Platform Draft. Also it is known that President Ooolldge has been given a copy of the rough draft of what will be whipped into shape by the resolution committee as the party platform. He has had this since yesterday, and be sides giving it careful study he is represented as having discussed it generally or else in part with a num ber of hia callers. Senators Pepper and Reed of Penn sylvania, who conferred with him for nearly an hour today, said afterward that the principal topre. of discus sion was the platform. They also took up a matter of patronage. The platform subject is known to have also been called to the attention of Senator Willis of Ohio, when he was closeted with the executive later. Ooraii Among Cmlleiw. The Ohio senator said that hia call had to do with a variety of matters, including the platform and the appointment of an Ohio man to the vacancy on, the United States Court of Appeals of the sixth circuit. Senator Borah of Idaho, who has been prominently mentioned as a poasiWe vice presidential nominee, was another Senate member with whom the President conferred today. Mr. Borah said upon leaving the White House that the conference had to do principally with reclama tion in the west. President Coolldgo today received the thanks of the women's world court committee, which consists of representatives from ten women’s or ganizations numbering many mil lions of members for his stand in approval of the entrance of the United States in the world court. The view point of these organisations was ex pressed in a letter left at the White House by Mrs. Ramond Morgan, chairman of the world court com mittee, and Miss Elisabeth Eastman, secretary. I I I Two-Piece Flannel Suits For Summer Wear CORRECTLY TAT \ L ■/ CORED OF IMPORT ED FABRIC—IN THE ENGLISH LOUNGE I \ \la\ MODEL —TWO AND / vSVIL THREE BUTTON I L V/T • COAT —SILK LINED. / V PRICED SO MOD ERATELY THAT v r FEW MEN NEED DENY THEMSELVES V\V *J \ I THE PLEASURE OF % \/>f |/\ 1 WEARING ONE •y f so^.s° / GRAY FLANNEL OR WHITE- CRICKET l.‘ \\ CLOTH TROUSERS— FULL ENGLISH CUT, $8.50 I ' Fourteenth St, at New York Ave. KLAN IS DEFEATED IN INDIANA CLASH Loses Fight for Democratic Guber natorial Nomination—McCul loch Is Named. By the Associated I’res». . INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. June 6. Overwhelming the tenacious opposi tion of a Ku Klux Klan bloc wield ing approximately one-fourth of the votes, the Democratic state conven tion here yesterday again dedicated the party to the constitutional guar anties of freedom of worship and ex pression and nominated for governor Dr. Charles 15. McCulloch of Indian apolis, who was opposed by the Klan in the recent state primary State Senater Joseph M. Cravens of Madison, supported by the klan forces, held a vote of 300 through the last of three ballots. Later a motion hy Cravens' followers to make the nomination unanimous carried by acclamation. Dr. McCulloch, in a field of five, won a plurality of 42.000 in the primary, but failed to obtain a majority which threw the nomination to the conven tion. Today he survived seven oppon ents. Delegation Favor* Ralston. The Hoosier degelation to the na tional convention, headed by Tom Taggart of Frenc h Lick, and avowed ly favorable to Senator Samuel Rals ton. was uninstructed. ”1 am anxious that the delegates from my home slate shall go to the convention with open minds and per fect freedom to participate in nomi nating the best man to lead our party In the presidential contest,” Senator Ralston said in addressing the con vention. Frederick Van N'uys, formerly United States district attorney here, now law partner of Senator Ralston, in his keynote address denounced "oppressive organization and societies and taunted the Republican party in Indiana for having "foresaken” the traditions of Lincoln. "I approve everything the gentle man has said.” Tom Taggart re- i marked stoically when he arose to j introduce Senator Ralston. After the I test of strength on the gubernatorial j nomination, it was, as of old, Mr. I Taggart's convention. “Uncle Joe” to Miss Convention. . DANVILLE, 111., June 6.—lt was i stated last night by relatives of "Un cle Joe” Cannon that he did not feel equal to the task of attending the Republican convention at Cleveland j and had decided not to go. EXTEND D. C. PARKS SOON,REALTORS ASK _ (Continued from First Page.) this additional bond of mutual In terest between us.” Charles O. Edwards of New York City, president of the New York City board, was elected president; H. IT. Nelson of Chicago, was re-elected secretary, and Hiram F. Cody of Chicago, treasurer. The following vice presidents were chosen: Emerson Challeigh, Indian apolis; Edgar Alien, jr., Richmond, Vn.; John J. Hurst, Baltimore; J. J. Liddy, Ottawa, Can.; Walter Lang, Manches ter, N. H.; C. A. Nichols, Oklahoma City; Fred Reed, Oakland. Calif.; Al. Ritter, Portland, Oreg.; Walter Rose, Orlando, Fla.; John White, Utica, N. Y. The following directors were nam ed; J. C. Nichols, Kansas City; Frank, Ryan. Los Angeles; W. A. Smith, Houston, Tex.; Benjamin D. Watkins, Atlanta, Ga.; Ben Faast, Eau Claire, Wis.; Water Eggleston, Minneapolis. Detroit Win* 192.5 Convention. Detroit, Mich., won the vote .of the convention as the place for holding the next meeting. Tulsa. Okia., was a strong contender for the position. *fhe meeting place, however, is sub ject to a final vote of the hoard of directors. Atlantic City was voted as the place for this convention, but Washington won it in the vote of the board of directors. However, there is said to be a strong sentiment also In the board of directors for the final Selection of Detroit. The affairs of the convention will come to a finality this afternoon with a meeting of the board of directors in the New Willard. Reports of the result of the divisional sessions which have been meeting during the week were re ceived at the morning session and adopted. One of the most important of these was the adoption of the code of ethics, which constitutent boards were urged to try out for anoth er year. Important features of this code, which was presented by A. H. aßrn hisel of Tacoma, Wash., provide that property shoultL be offered solely on its merits without exaggeration, con cealment, or any form of deception or misleading representation. It points out that It is the duty of the realtor to ascertain all pertinent facts con cerning every property for which he accepts the agency, so that in offer ing the property he may avoid error, exaggeration and misrepresentation. It says also that a realtor when act ing as a broker, should make it cleaj for which party he is acting, and he should not receive compensation from more than one party, except with the full knowledge and consent of all parlies to the transaction. (ode of Elhl<w Adopted. A realtor, it continues, should not buy for himself property listed with lain, nor should he acquire any inter est therein without first making his true position clearly known to the listing owner. When asked for an. appraisal of n-al property or an opin ion on a real estate problem, the code decrees, the realtor should never give <ui unconsidered answer. His counsel constitutes a professional service which he should render only after having ascertained and weighed the facts!, and for which he should make a fair charge. Newly elect'd officers of the vari ous divisions were announced as fol lows by the divisional chairmen in their reports; Property management—Goodwin Gibson. Toronto, chairman; Louis T. Orr, Chicago, vice chairman. Direct ors—James W. Belanger. Chicago; Carlton Schultz. Cleveland; J. W. I'at Murphy. Dallas, Tex.; W. Jloss Camp bell. lx)3 Angeles; W. H. Gardner. Winnipeg; H. J. Brachman. Detroit; J. G. Morgan. New York City, and C. I*. Abbott, St. Paul. Brokers—Executive committee; W. H. Leady, Birmingham; Benjamin B. Houston, Tacoma, and George S. Horton. Brooklyn. Industrial property—Harrison S. Coll*urn, New York City, chairman; Orris E. Hart. Chicago, via© chair man; Matthew Carey, Flint, Mich., secretary. Executive committee —James B. Fisher. Brooklyn; S. E. Lyons. To ronto; W. L Brent, Los Angeles. Farm lands—H. H. Richardson, Jacksonville, Fla,. chairman; J. E. Miller, Geneva. Ohio, vice chairman; A. G. Bauer. Cedar Rapids. la. sec retary; Directors, 11. G. Meredith. Canada;* 1* CL Fulenwider, Denver, and Ben Watkins. Atlanta. Mortgages and finance—Frank Lin coln Johnson. Chicago, chairman; J. C. Weedon. Washington. D C., vice chairman; executive committee, John S. Stalker. Detroit; Earle G. Krura rine, Chicago. Home builders and subdividers— Bert L, Clopton, Los Angeles, chair man: I. H. Griscom, Atlantic Citjb vice chairman; Herman C. Brown, Wash ington. second vice chairman; execu tive fommittee, H. A. Brown, Brock- Os peculiar importance this season in this Half-Yearly Sale —and the re sponse shows it is being appreciated. Assuredly it should—with the privilege of un restricted choice of any Mode Spring Suit —at this price. We reserve none —staple or novelty—but your satisfaction is safetied with the fact that they are all Mode Suits —in our specially designed models. No charge will be made for alterations. $35 and S4O Suits $55, S6O & $65 Saits *29 *49 $45 and SSO Suits S7O and $75 Suits *39 *59 ~ ' . I Mode Straws Are “Pedigreed” They have reputation back of them — | and for the most part are exclusively shown j through us here in Washington. Henry Heath —English—-$5 and $6. Youman’s Straws—s 4 to $7 Mode Specials—s 3, $4 and $5 Borsalinos —$4 and $7.50 Swiss Straws—ss “Supernatural” Panamas—s 6to SSO The Mode—F at Eleventh Five Per Cent Tax Increase Likely If. D. C, Fiscal Plan Is Changed Dropping of 60-40 Ratio Would Leave an Additional Sum to Be Raised by Additional ISeries* • A tax rate of $1.26, an increase of 6 cents, confronts the District taxpayers under the new proposed fiscal relation ship plans, according- to statistical ex perts at the District building today. This is contingent upon an appropriation bill being passed which calls for about $27,000,000 appropriations, with a $9,- 000,000 contribution from federal funds and tl!e agreement to credit the District with about $1,000,000 in miscellaneous revenues heretofore divided with the fed eral government under a 60-40 percent age ratio. This represents an increase in the tax rate of approximately 5 per cent. Specu lation began at the District building as soon as word came from Capitol Hill that an agreement had been reached by conferees of the Senate and House. Figures Are then. Here’s the basis and the method whereby the figures were arrived at: Total assessed valuation of tangible personal property is placed at $379,- 000,000; intangible, $135,000,000; real estate, $767,000,000, giving a total val uation of assessible property in the District at a figure about $1,281,000,- 000. Adding 5 per cffnt to take care 60-40 PLAN KILLED IN FAVOR OF LUMP SUM BY CONFEREES (Continued from First Page.) that came from the conferees was the news that practically all of the street paving items had been retained. This means $561,450 of regular new paving work and more than SBOO,OOO of new paving to be provided for from the gasoline tax fund. liMKe to Act First. It is understood that the report of the conferees will first be laid before the House for ratification. If the House concurs In the decision of its conferees, in agreeing to a lump sum of $9,000,000 plus $1,000,000 in miscel laneous revenue, the bill will then be brought before the Senate for ap proval. Senator Phipps of Colorado, in charge of the District bill in the Sen ate, emphatically denied today that he had made any statement express ing displeasure at the attitude of any of the House conferees on the District bill. He said he regretted that such a report had been circulated, because he did not express any such attitude. All Full! From Everybody’s Magazine. It is told of Charles Da mb that one afternoon, after he had taken his seat in a crowded omnibus, a stout gentle man looked in and politely asked. Ail full inside?” "I don’t know how it may be’with the other passengers,” answered lamb, "but that last piece of oyster pie did the business for me!” ton Mass.: Guy Ellis, Detroit: N. C. Brown. Washington: I. Shuler, Oma ha, and Raymond Connolly, -~ouai Realtor secretaries —J. I. Wallace, Jacksonville. Fla., chairman; F. fc. Brunvate, Norfolk, vice chairman; \v. D. Greene, Miami, Fla., secretary treasurer; executive committee, > Thomas D Ingersoll. Dos Angeles; John A. Petty. Washington, and Pierce Jones, Chicago. Co-operative apartment seclion- Alhert W. Swayne, Chicago, chair man; E. A. MacDougall. New York City, vice chairman; Arthur E. Curtis. Chicago, secretary. The following -standing committee chairmen also were announced. Planning and zoning, J. C. Nichols,_ Kansas City; sales methods, J. H. White. Chicago; legislative cofiiwnt tee, H. D. Evans, Youngstown. Ohio, and convention arrangements, Guj"j Ellis, Detroit. 1 of a,Il Increases brings the amount up to about $1,350,000,000. With this total assessment of prop erty out of the way. the statisticians turn to the amount needed fur the levy. Assuming the total appropriations will amount to $27,000,000 and that $1,000,000 will be raised, as ordinarily, from licenses, rents and various fees going into the Treasury to tji<- Dis trict’s credit, and that. $9,000,000 as a flat sum will be contributed from the federal Treasury, the sum of $17,000,- 000 remains to b<*rai»ed from District revenues. At a tax rarte of $1.26 per SIOO, on a Total valuation of $1,350,000,000, approximately $17,010,000 would be rajsed. Now, say the statistical enthusiasts, suppose there is only $8,000,000 allow ed by Congress as the federal contri bution toward the federal govern ment's obligations in the federal city. That would leave just $18,000,000 for the District taxpayers to make up. A tax rate of $1.34 would return $lB,- 090,000 to the Treasury, just $90,000 metre than needed. These figures, of course, are subject to. many changes in the figuring of property values. But they give a general Idea of the way that District finances line up under the proposed arrangement. | FOLKS | M. Constantin Erun, minister from Denmark, who is sailing for Copen hagen for a prolonged sojourn, is, de facto, the senior diplomat at this Capi tal, though M. Jusserand is the dean of ambassadors and Viscount d’Alte -of ministers, M. Brun first presented his credentials as envoy from the land of Denmark to President Cleveland in 1894. He served for more than nine years, when he was removed to Con stantinople. He was minister there for about six years, when in 1909, he- was again returned to Washington. It was during his first residence here and shortly after the treaty of Paris termi nated the Spanish American war that j the subject of the Ignited States buving } Danish West Indies was first broach ed. ft was received with violent op position by the residents of those ! islands and by the people of Den- , mark, and. though Minister Brun I labored faithfully according to in- ! structions, nothing came of this Ini- j tial effort. He was, however, more successful ten years ago. and the j peaceful transfer of the Danish in- | suiar posessions in the new world, known now as the Virgin Islands, j stands as Mr. Brun's notable achie' - ment- The Danish minister is a familiar i figure on the Washington streets. 1 He is an indefatigable pedestrian, and ; in the busy hours of the day he I j makes a brisk promenade of the lively , streets which diverge from the Treas ury. and seems to enjoy the activity and the changing color immensely. M Brun is a bachelor, and leads a rather solitary existence, going but seldom to the various clubs to which he belongs and rarely j>artieipating in the field games of the season. He rides very well and can handle a j racket masterly, hut he indulges In j no exercise regularly except his hours ! of daily walking. For many years Denmark maintained a meager es tablishment here, M. Brun being all there was to it. But recently trade exchange has been brisk, ami there is now* a commercial secretary, be sides a counselor and the average number of technical attaches, M. Brun. though one of the most youth ful looking of the eld'T diplomats, is in his late sixties, and he has been In the Danish foreign service more than forty years. The Friendly Bear. From Everybody's Magazine. Chinamen are not usually very coura geous in the wild woods. The following, though, seems to show the ready wit of the race. An old Chinaman, delivering laundry in a mining camp, heard a noise and espied a huge brown bear sniffing his tracks in the newly fallen snow. "Hu!”, he gasped, "You likee my ; Hacks, I makce some more.” i MALLORY HATS " ■■■—-■■ * tomorrow will be the la — Blue Tag Day Fine Suits That Sold up to $65 All odd lots—one and ttco of a pattern garments have been reduced and blue tagged for clearance There are several hundred Suits collectively, for every man up to size 46. It has been our strict policy to maintain compile lines in materials and designs that are demanded by the well dressed men—new col orings and models—Collegiate, English and Con servative styles all from our regular stock. I Sturdy and long-wear- • Three-Piece Summer . _ ... Flannels and Four-Piece mg two-trousers suits at Sport and Bu . inpsg Suiu this price. included. MEYER’S SHOP , 1331 F Street Everything for the Well Dressed Man - REYEM SHOES BOND JUMPER,.SEIZED* IN CANADA, RETURNS Stafford Eustace Severn, Alleged Dope and Liquor Dealer, Brought Here by Detectives. BONDSMAN PRESSED SEARCH Fugitive Escaped From Plattsburg. N. Y.,* Jail in 1923. Stafford Eustace Severn, Canadian, alleged rum runner and dealer in nar cotics, who jumped a bond of $3,000 following his arrest In this city in July, 1922, and was arrested in Ocean Falls, British Columbia, a month ago, reached here last night In custody of Detective B. W. Thompson, the latter completing a journey of approximate ly 6,000 miles on the trip. When arrested by Detectives San ders and Evans of the local narcotic squad it is charged that he had about i.nO worth of a narcotic in his pos session. He furnished the bond and soon disappeared, not being on hand when the case was called for trial. Traced to Plattnbarg. Detective Thompson traced the fugitive to Plattsburg, N. Y., where he was arrested in October, 1923 for running liquor across Dake Cham plain in motor boats and transporting it in automobiles through nearby states. Two days after his arrest in Plattsburg, where he was living un der the name of James Dalton and called by his companions ‘‘Chappy ' he escaped jail. He went to Montreal and later made his way to Ocean Palls, where he was working in a pulp mill when ar rested by Robert Beavan of Hie pro vincial police force, his arrest having been requested by Detective Thomp son through the bureau of immigra tion. Taken to Vancouver. The prisoner was taken to Van couver. where he fought legal pro ceedings to deport him, and Detective Thompson and an immigrant officer left Vancouver with him before he had an opportunity to take an appeai On the return trip from Seattle, de tective and prisoner made six stops, reaching here last night about 10 [ o'clock. j Joseph Torrillo. bondsman for the | prisoner, has spent approximately 1 $3,000 in an effort to secure his re | turn. Severn was surrendered to the j marshal today and committed to jail. THAW RELATIVE SUICIDE. , Prominent Richmond Resident Ends Life by Shooting. | Special Dispatch to The Star. 1 RICHMOND. Va., June 6.—A Dee j Thaw, for many years engaged in business here, for several years manager of the Westmoreland Club, and for a long time the special agent of the Federal Reserve Bank, later connected with the branch of the Richmond Trust Company Bank at Hopewell, ended his life yesterday by shooting. He was sixty years old and had been for a long time in poor health, i becoming despondent and despaired of j improving. He leaves a wife and I several daughters, ail of them mar ried. For a long time he was a mem ber of the firm of Thaw & Grant, druggists and cigar dealers. He was S lated to Harry K. Thaw of Pitts burgh. ADMITS KILLING PRIEST. King Confesses Killing Clergyman as He Administered East Rites. CAMBRIDGE, Mass,, June! 6* —A confession to the killing of the Rev. Michael C. Gilbride at Dracut yester day has been signed by John J. King, jr,.’ of Dracut, District Attorney Read ing announced here today. In the confession it was said King asserted that he “hated priests.” King, known to his neighbors as an atheist, shot Father Gilbride as he was about to administer the last rites of the church to King's aged father. When officers were arresting him young King shot Capt. David Petrie of the Lowell police in the shoulder.