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Fair tonight, tomorrow partly cloudy; probably local thundershow ers tomorrow afternoon or night. Temperature for 24 hours ended at 2 p.m. today: Highest, 81. at 2 p.m. yes terday; lowest, 64, at 2:30 a.m. today. Full report on page 7. Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 26 V - ,-. OQ OG7 Entered as second-class matter post office Washington. D C. RUHR POLICY BASEIT ON DAWES PLAN IS BACKEDBYHERRIOT Guarantees Must Be Set Up Before Evacuation, Cab inet Tells Parliament. RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA, TURK PACT ARE FAVORED Tax Revision, Anns Treaties* Sup port, Ending Vatican Embassy, Defined as Policies. the Associated Pres*. PARIS, June 17.—The declaration of Premier Herriot's cabinet, sub mitted to parliament today, affirms that the Ruhr will not be evacuated until the guarantees provided in the Dawes report have been set up. Other features of the declaration Include a pronouncement for the restoration of normal relations with Russia. The declaration calls for prompt ratification of the remaining treaties signed at the Washington armament conference and of* the international labor convention, and the conclusion of peace with Turkey. The ministry stands far the dis armament of Germany by the allies and as soon a« possible by the league of nations. It would find a solution of the problem of Prance’s security through guarantee pacts under con trol of the league of nations. Tax Revision Promised. The declaration promises sincere application of the income tax law n ith a revision of the direct taxes, especially those on food and the busi ness turnover, in the next budget. Reduction of the floating debt by large consolidation operations is on thp ministerial program, as well as reorganization and reduction of the army and other Internal measures i.f economy. The cabinet promises amnesty to political offenders with the exception of traitors and muti neers. Suppression of the French embassy Bl the Vatican is another feature of the foreign policy. Generous Amnesty Bills. The cabinet has prepared three bills for introduction in the Chamber of Deputies this afternoon. One of those is the amnesty measure. The second provides for ratification of the Lausanne peace treaty with Turkey. The third is a bill to repeal the Poincare measures authorizing; laws by decree —the measures the Poin care government fought so hard for as a means of bolstering up the falling franc. . The government s amnesty bill is almost as generous as the 1906 amnesty law. It provides for the revival of the pardon system for mil itary offenses, which has been in abeyance since June 1. Concerning the case of former Premier Joseph Caillaux, convicted four years ago of commerce with the enemy and banished from the capital, a semi-official explanation says: "Certain particular cases, like those of intelligence with the enemy, can obtain the benefit of the pardon sys tem by individual measures, although they could not be included in the general law for collective amnesty.” DEMANDS GOOD FAITH. Doumergue Says Germany Must Prove Intentions. Bt the Associated Press. PARIS. June 17. —Gaston Doumer pne, France’s new president, in his first message to Parliament today, de clared Germany, before the Dawes report was put into effect, must prove her good faith. Such proof, he insist ed. must come "from facts and not from mere engagements without pre vious assurance of fulfillment.” •’France’s conciliatory spirit, which is sincere and indisputable," he con tinued, “cannot go so far as to lull her vigilance and make her forget the lessons of the past.” The president laid stress on the statement that France could not re nounce her own force nor the control which the treaties give her the right to exercise over Germany. Little Change In Policy. It was commented In political quarters that the new President in his message, which Premier Herriot (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) POSSES TAKE TRAIL OF BANDIT BROTHERS Constable Shot From Ambush When Raid Is Made in Mary land Mountains. Special Dispatch to The Star. HAGERSTOWN, Md., June 17. Posses of Hancock, Martinsburg and Berkeley Springs organized this morning to take the trail of two men, ' known as "the Weigle brothers,” fol lowing an ambuscade, in which Con stable C. M. Wilson of Berkeley Springs was wounded and four pro hibition officers narrowly escaped. The prohibition officers, with Wil son, had visited the home of the brothers, in the mountains near Berkeley Springs, to arrest them on • barges of assault and robbery, snd, investigate reports of moonshlning. Finding no one at home, they turned away and a figure darted from be hind a bush. Commanding the stranger to halt, the officers were met with a fusillade from the bushes and Wilson fell. He was taken to the Martinsburg hospital, where one leg was amputated and the other probably also will be taken off. One man was taken prisoner, but he was unarmed and denied any connection with the ambush. The brothers took to the remoter sections of the moun tains on their horses and are said * to be prepared to give battle if they are overtaken. Members of the American Legion of Berkeley Springs were preparing to Join the search for the bandits. GET $28,000 PAY ROLL. Armed Bandits Stop Street Car to B>ob Paymaster. INDIANA, Pa., June 17.—Five arm ed bandits today held up a street car at Relsinger, near here, and escaped with a (28,000 pay roll of the Russell Coal Company of Clymer. While one bandit threatened Alexander Caldwell, paymaster of the company, and his guard, George Askey, chief of the Clymer police, with a pistol, the others obtanied satchels containing the money. Other passengers on the car were robbed before the bandits left. butlerToreTain G.O.P. LEADERSHIP, COOLIDGEDECIOES Sets at Rest Rumors That Advisory Committee Would Be Given Control. William M. Butler of Massachusetts, recently made chairman of the Re -s>ublican national committee, will re main in supreme command of the party machinery in the coming cam paign despite reports to the contrary, and the conduct of the Republican national campaign is expected by President Coolidge to be lodged in the national chairman, the members of the national committee and the state and local leaders, with a national ad visory committee acting as a con sultative body. Mr. Coolidge emphasized in talking with visitors today that the advisory committee in its activities would de part in nowise from the policy pur sued in previous campaigns, in which it has been called upon for advice in matters of campaign policy. The real management of the cam paign, the President believes, should be in the hands of the national chair man. who is Mr. Butler, and the na tional committee, which is made up of one man and one woman from each state. Rumors Hinted Frirtim. During the past day or so rumors have been afloat, especially in Wash ington, that because of the wide spread dissatisfaction on the part of party leaders with the manner in which Mr. Butler . conducted the Cleveland conclave, the President would take the supreme authority out of the hands of his personal friend, the national chairman, and turn over to an advisory committee the real management of the coming fight. These rumors were set at rest today by the President himself. Those with whom the President discussed the matter today represented hint as say ing that Mr. Butler would continue as chairman of the national commit tee. and as such would be the direct ing head of the party's work. He said this authority la invested in the na tional chairman by the rules of the national committee, and that the President knows of no reason why there should be any departure from the prescribed rules. Besides, the President and those members of his cabinet who conferred with him at the White House today felt very well satisfied that the fever heat of the closing sessions of the Cleveland convention has calmed down and that all personalities will be cast aside and from now on there will be complete harmony within the ranks of the leaders of the party. The President said that there would be an advisory committee to be com posed of Republicans of known wide experience which will serve during the campaign, but that it will not supersede the chairman of the na tional committee nor the executive committee of the national committee in the matter of authority. The ap pointment of such an advisory com mittee has been customary in cam paigns of the past and it has been found to be of very great usefulness and help in the proper conduct of the battle. The object of those who had charge of forming this advisory committee would be to select men from various sections of the country who have figured in former campaigns and know much about the details and various intricacies incident to a great national political campaign The President has written to Brig. Gen. Charles G. Dawes in Chicago, who is to be his running mate, in viting him and Mrs. Dawes to be guests at the White House in order that the two candidates mav have an occasion to thoroughly discuss the more important features of the or ganization work. It is understood the Gen. Dawes and Mrs. Dawes will come to Washington within the next week, and that they will remain in the White House for two or three days. It was made known at the White House today that the President had not yet selected a date for the com mittee appointed by the Cleveland convention to call upon him and for (Continued on Page 4, Column S.jT NEW MINISTRYSEEN PROBABLE FOR ITALY Former Premiers Likely to Be Summoned to Mussolini's Aid in Crisis. By the Associated Press. ROME, June 17.—A “great concen tration ministry” to include, besides Premier Mussolini, several former prime ministers, among them Giolitti and Orlando, now is talked of as a sequel to the events growing out of the kidnaping recently of the Social ist Deputy Matteottl, whose comrades have made his disappearance an issue with the government. Premier Mussolini, again renewing his assurance that the government would leave no stone unturned In Its efforts to bring to justice all those connected with the kidnaping, re gardless of their station, has issued a warning to the press to be careful about publishing rumors which not only serve to work up unwarranted excitement, but might also hamper the officials In their work of tracing the perpetrators of the crime. Besides Signor Bertinl, head of the Rome, police, those who have thus far left high places In the Fascist! move ment, both In and out of government positions, in consequence of the crisis, include Signor Finzl, who until his resignation as minister of the inte rior was Premier Mussolini's most prominent adviser; Cesare Rossi, for mer head of the premier’s press bu reau, and Signor Fillppelli. editor of Corriere Ualiano, who has been miss ing since the warrant for his arrest was issued. Filippelli’s newspaper was founded and largely financed by Finzl. SUNDAY MORNING EDITION WASHINGTON, D. 0., TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 1924 —THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES. * BREAK OLD PARTIES. BUILD NEW ON RDIN, IS FARM-LABOR AIM Determination to Go Ahead Despite La Follette Rebuke, Keynote at St. Paul. COMMUNISTS DECLARED TO HAVE ONLY 10 VOTES Delegates Told Third Ticket Hope Is to Throw Election Into House of Representatives. By the Aisooiited Press. ST. PAUL. Minn., June 17. —A pur pose to organize a new national polit ical party, “despite the cruel and un warranted attitude of Senator La Follette,” was expressed at the open ing today of the National Farm- Labor Progressive convention by Wil liam Mahoney of St. Paul, temporary chairman. Mr. Mahoney reviewed the history of the Farmer-Labor party in Minne sota, said that the time was "aus picious to disrupt the old parties,” and urged the delegates to act in unity so as to "end the reign of the exploiter.” “This is not primarily a La Koi lette movement, but a working-class movement • ith La Follette as an important factor.” he said. Expected Easy Sailing. "When this convention waa first projected last November it was never realized that such diverse obstacles would be encountered. It was thought that it was the thing that every progressive element In Amer ica wanted. "We have since learned, however, to our great surprise and sorrow, that we were encroaching on sacred ground and Infringing the preroga tives of certain would-be great polit ical leaders and organizations, and we have had to overcome the most energetic and malignant opposition. ‘The character and extent of this very opposition have, however, had the effect of stimulating our deter mination to see this convention through, even though La Follette himself was inveigled into joining the effort to kill it.” Mr. Mahoney sketched the conference of November, at which the convention was decided on, and said the sentiment "was for a coalition movement by which a na tional campaign could be conducted and state units could be organized, upon which a national Farmer-Labor party could be built-” Common Bad. Sough t. He said the conference did not spec ify any particular organization aa eligible for representation, the idea being “that we could not afford to be divided on questions of philosophy or academic doctrine, but that all use ful workers and progressives should unite on a basis of common economic Interests.” He added that they hoped then to carry enough states to throw the presidential election Into the House of Representatives, saying “the most vital consideration was that the char acter of the campaign would con tribute to the breaking up of the old party alignments and out of the scat tered fragments build a new move ment based on the interests of the wealth-producing element." Mr. Mahoney asserted that while the conference thought that Senator La Follette would be an ideal candi date fr- President, "it waa not certain that h-. would stand, and that success of thfc movement would not rest en tirely on his making the race.” Quotes Senator La Follette. He rehearsed a visit to the Wiscon sin senator by a committee on ar rangements, asserting that while Senator La Follette did not promise he would run. he did declare with great emphasis the opinion that there was no prospect of anything coming out of the old parties and that there (Continued on Page 3. Column 2.) WILL SEEK COLONY LEFT ON WRANGEL Expedition Soon to Start From Alaska to Learn Fate of Arctic Island Party. Special Dispatch to The Star. NOME, Alaska, June 16.—A new ex pedition will brave the Arctic this summer to Wrangel Island, north of Siberia, and will leave a memorial at the grave of Lome E. Knight. Knight was one of the four men who per ished on a previous expedition. His sole companion, Ada Blackjack, was brought back to civilization last year by a relief expedition headed by Harold Noice, whose dramatic ac count attracted widespread attention when published in The Star. The new expedition, announced to day is the project of Carl Lomen of Nome, Alaska, head of the great rein deer industry of Alaska. Vllhjalmur Stefansson, the explorer, who has been active for several years in try ing to hold Wrangel Island as Brit ish territory, has disposed of his In terests in Wrangel Island to Lomen. Seek Share In Far Haul. On the island a party comprising Charles Wells and thirteen Eskimos was left by the relief expedition of last year. This year’s venture will determine whether the Wells party, which was fully equipped, has sur vived, or whether it has met the fate of Knight and his companions on the bleak isle around which many others perished in the past. One reason for the present leader ship of Lomen is the necessity of sending an expedition this year and Stefansson’s inability because of a trip to Australia. The prospect of obtain ing Stefansson’s share in the Wells party fur catch was one inducement which determined Lomen to become, for the time being, king of Wrangel Island. Carl Lomen is the son of G. J. Lomen. former mayor and federal official, one of the first to reach Nome in the gold rush of 1900. The Lomen family has been active in the de velopment of Alaska. (Cop/rlglit. 1924, in United States. Great Bri tain and South America by North American Newspaper Alliance, All Bigtata gsdj LEAGUE MOVES TO TAKE OVER MILITARY CONTROL IN GERMANY intention Seen When Inquiry Is Ordered Into Rights of Interested States to Join in Discussion of Situation, By fh*» AftsociatM Press. GENEVA. June 17.—The first steps in the apparent move toward having It assume military control of Ger- j many were taken today by the coun- ; cil of the league of nations, when it ; voted to refer to a committee of jur ists the queartion whether interested states have the right to a seat In the council when the question of investi gating a military situation Is taken up by that body. Lord Parmoor of Great Britain rais ed the issue by asking an inquiry on the responsibilities of the council to ward controlling the armament of Austria and Hungary, but Henri de Jouvenel, representing FTunce, indi cated plainly that any action taken necessarily prepared the way for han dling the German question. Wut» Pin of Control. The council also decided by resolu tion that the disarmament commis sion of the league prepare a detailed plan of control in case the council MANY ARE TRAMPLED IN LEGISLATURE RIOT Hostilities Break Out as Republi cans Seek to Prevent Rhode Island Official to Act. By the AMOciated Prew. PROVIDENCE, R. 1., June 17.—A riot followed an attempt today by Republicans to prevent Lieut. Gov. Toupin rrom presiding over today’s session of the state Senate. Men and women were trampled upon by the political combatants. Republican and Democratic senators clashed, with spectators taking sides in a free-for-all fist fight. Prepared to take control of the Senate. the Republican senators, backed up by deputy sheriffs assigned to duty by High Sheriff Jonathan Andrews, arrived early for todays session. The chamber and galleries were crowded. While Lieut. Gov. Toupin, a Democrat, was in the door wav of the Senate lobby. Senator Ar thur A. Sherman. Republican, mount ed the rostrum and called the Senate to order. Immediately the Senate was in an uproar. Amid the screams of women and the cheering of partisans word was sent to Gov. Flynn that a riot was in progress. Meanwhile Sheriff Andrews took a ; place on the floor and in j separating the combatants. (j ° v - | Flynn pushed his way through the 1 crowd, mounted the rostrum, and cautioned the disturbers. ..I Shortly after the not ended police j reserves from every precinct In the , city arrived at the statehouse. • ( The Republicans have bitterly . opposed Democratic appropriation m |ute re Senator Reading ! Clerk Dooley grappled when Mr. Dooley I started to call the roll. Secretary of i State Sprague went to the assistance : of Mr Dooley, while spectators came , to the aid of Senator Quinn,. ; Senator Sanderson climbed on a chair j at the press table and made a motion • which some of the spectators interpreted 1 Ts an attempt to strike Senator Quinn over the head, when he was thwarted by a reporter At this point the disorder became general and the middle of the Senate chamber was a mass of scram bling men and women. GARRETT BROTHERS LOSEi FIGHT AGAINST PRISON By the Associated Pres*. WYTHEVILLE, Va., June 17. —The state supreme court of appeals in session here has refused a writ of error to Larkin C. Garrett and Rob ert O. Garrett under sentence to four and five years respectively In the state penitentiary for shooting to death the Rev. Edward Sylvester Pierce in front of the Baptist parson age at Cumberland Court House on June 5, 1923. The court's decision, handed down yesterday, means that the brothers, leaders in political affairs in the state and prominent in financial cir cles In their community, will begin their sentences next Tuesday. Their counsel, however, said they would file an appeal with the court for oral argument of the motion a s a last resort to keep their clients out pi prison, .. .. ........ | decided to lake over,military control of any countries from the interal lied board, j Following the announcement of | Pr.-mier Herriot of France that he ! was determined to utilize the league j of nations in assuring the peace of ! Europe, the greatest importance was given to the public statement by dc Jouvenel. when he approved, on be half of his nation, the British pro posal for immediate inquiry into the responsibility of the council for the military control of the central Eu ropean states, as outlined in the vari ous treaties. M. de Jouvenel then made it clear that although the council was offi cially discussing its military respon sibilities toward Bulgaria, Austria and Hungary, its action paved the way for similar treatment of Ger many. Bill Interpret 'Treaty. France, said M. de Jouvenel, deemed the council's investigation exceedingly opportune, for its was obvious the powers must look for ward to the time when the inter (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) Scientist Quits French Army When Given “Horse Job ” By I he Associated Press. PARIS, June 17.—Prof. Georges Claude, one of France's leading sci entists. has submitted his resigna tion as an artillery captain of terri torial troops. He explains that he retained his oommission to the age of fifty-four in hopes of being use ful to his country, but that after receiving an order to go to a dis tant village to preside over a com mission for the requistioning of horses he feels that the war de partment has not yet learned how to use men according to their spe cial qualifications. He recalls how, in 1914, Prof. Grignard, specialist in chemistry and Nobel prize winner in 1912, was mobilized and used to guard a railway track. Citing similar examples, Prof. Claude suggests that there is or ought to be a scientific research bureau, where such men could be more profitably employed. m’adoo~men¥eject SMITH COMPROMISE ■ Governor and Underwood Ready i to Drop Two-Thirds Rule if Unit System Abandoned. I j "You may have the abolition of the I two-thirds rule and the election of I candidates by a majority of the I Democratic national convention, pro i vided you will agree to do away also with the so-called unit rule by which many state delegations are i now bound and let the delegates vote l as they desire.” This in brief is the reply which ; Is being made by supporters of Gov. )A1 Smith of New York and Senator Underwood of Alabama to the pro posal of the McAdoo managers that the two-thirds rule be done away with. So far. it was learned today, the McAdoo supporters are not agree able to such a proposal. Many of the state delegations, including some ; 300 delegates, have been instructed I for McAdoo and will vote under unit j rule. It Is understood that many of these delegates if left to their own ! choice would not follow the McAdoo ticket beyond the first ballot, and a number of them would not follow it on the first ballot. It is well understood here that the two-thirds rule is considered by the McAdoo forces as the principal obsta cle to the nomination of William Gibbs McAdoo for President on an early ballot In the Democratic na tional convention. M.JUSSERAND HONORED. HANOVER. N. H., June 17^— Jean Jules Jusserand, French ambassador at Washington, was awarded the degree of doctor of laws at the Dartmouth College commencement today. Sir Arthur William Currie, principal of McGill University, Montreal; Albert H. Washburn, United States minister to Austria, and Owen D. Young, mem ber of a reparations commission com mittee,, were similarly honored. U. S. RADICALS URGE REVOLUTIONARY ARMY Circular Turned Over to Officials Calls Upon Workers to Pre pare for Uprising. SPONSORED BY COMMUNISTS Letter Is Given Justice Officials I for Investigation. Postal authorities will turn over to the Department of Justice today perhaps the boldest, most outspoken appeal for an "armed revolution” i ever issued in the United States by ' the so-called Communist Party of America. Copies of the appeal, "to the work ers of America,” mailed in sealed en velopes postmarked Pontiac, Mich., were received here today signed "Central executive committee. Com munist Party of America, Frank Little, executive secretary." "The Communist Party of America urges you to train and drill your selves in the usfe of arms,” declares the second side of the single sheet "The Communist Party of America urges armed revolution. Workers of America, organize and drill and train a labor army. The Communist Party of America is drilling today and working hard to prepare for the day of the groat uprising.” Ftrat to Urge Armed Revolt. Officials of the Post Office Depart ment said the document was about the most outspoken ever to come into their hands, although from time to time they come into possession of somewhat similar documents. This was the first one. they said, to openly urge an "armed revolution.” It was said that as long as the sheets are sent through the mails in sealed envelopes, as tirst-class letter mail, it is practically impossible for the postal service to stop them. There is no way, officials said, for mail clerks in the field to “spot” such documents, as there is nothing what ever about their exterior to differ entiate them from millions of other letters in the mails. Those who send such propaganda out, it was admitted, are very clever in placing them in the mails. They never mail them in bulk at one mail box. but see that they are placed in different boxes, at different times, so that no suspicion whatever can be raised in a postal employe's mind, even were he on the lookout for just such matter. Investigation la Planned. Only on a search warrant issued by a United Slates attorney could postal Inspectors seize mail matter and in spect it. That is what makes it dif ficult for postal authorities to stop the use of the mails to such “ap peals.” Only when it gets to its destination and is brought by the recipient to the Post Office Depart ment do the authorities know such matter has been in the mails. According to the best opinion at the Post Office Department today, such a "proclamation” comes within the scope of the postal laws barring from the mails matter inciting to insurrec tion. The communist appeal is to be turned over to the bureau of investi gation of the Department of Justice for action, possibly prosecution, if the senders can be identified and lo cated. Locating the authors of such propaganda, it was pointed out, is something like trying to find a needle in a haystack, as they are "here to day and gone tomorrow." “ Padlock 99 Latv As State Statute 9 Haynes 9 Proposal The "padlock," which federal courts have been applying to “nuisances,” for violation of the Volstead act, will be passed on to the state courts for action. Procedure for extending the in junction proceedings called the "padlock," under which the gov ernment has been closing places for one year, to state operation, was being worked out today at prohibition headquarters. Prohibition Commissioner Haynes, in an official statement, explained that briefs of law on the right to file such Injunction suits In the state courts under the national prohibition act were being pre pared by the prohibition unit and would be distributed to state prosecuting attorneys in every state. American to Advise Turks. LONDON, June 17.—The Turkish minister of finance has engaged an American specialist as an adviser, ac cording to the Morning Post’s Con stantinople correspondent. He does not mention the name of the Ameri can. Radio Programs—Page 22. “From Press to Home Within the Hoar ** ■ The Star's carrier system covers every city block and the regular edi tion is delivered to Washington tvsnei as fast as the papers are printed. JAPANESE RUSH TO U. S. Last Ship Sana to Get in Before Hew Law Is Effective. By the Associated Presa. TOKIO. Juno 17. —The last of the pre-exclusion rush of emigrants seek ing to return to the United States before the effective date of the now Immigration law arrives has left bere. The steamer President Jackson, sailing today took 200 Japanese from Yokohama and that city now is bare of those who for a time thronged steamship offices seeking passage. The President Jackson's port of des tination is Seattle. FERNALD VICTORIOUS IN MAINE PRIMARY Farrington Has Lead of 1,814 Over Brewster for Governor. Klan Vote Heavy. MAGNUS JOHNSON ROMPS IN Minnesota Republican Races Not Decided on Present Count. By the Associated Press. PORTLAND. Me., Jane 17.—The vote in 500 of 635 precincts in Maine in yesterday’s Republican primaries gave United States Senator Bert M. Fernald an overwhelming majority for renomination and gave President Frank G. Farrington of the state Senate a margin of 1,814 votes over Senator Ralph O. Brewster for the nomination for governor. The latter contest, in which Brew ster had proposed a constitutional i amendment to prevent use of state j funds for sectarian schools, and in which he was supported by the Ku j Klux Klan. polled a much greater ! vote than that for senator. White Defeats Blanchard. In the second congressional district ; Congressman Wallace H. White, jr., I was renominated over Cyrus N. I Blanchard of Wilton and will have as his Democratic opponent at the ' September elections Bertrand G. Me- | Intire of Norway, who was nomi- , nated over the opposition of Albert W. Plummer of Lisbon. The vote of the candidates for the ; Republican nominations for senator and for governor from 500 precincts follows: For senator: United States Senator Bert M. Fer- , nald, 35,601 : former Representative Frank E. Guernsey, 23,970. and Louis A. Jack. 13,724. For governor: President Frank G. Farrington of the state senate. 41,933; Senator Ralph O. Brewster, 40,119. Ballots Arc Exhausted. Polling place after polling place reported it had run out of Republi can ballots and the secretary at state’s office declared there were evidences that Democrats, who had no state contests, were voting in the Republican primaries. The Guernsey strength has gained principally in the eastern counties. | His campaign against Senator ‘Fer- | nald’s renomination was based on the contention that western Maine should not continue to send both senators to Washington. In the contest for the gubernatorial nomination, Brew ster’s greatest strength was gained in those places where Ku Klux Klan organizations were reputed nu merous. Portland, home of Brewster and a Klan center, was an exception, the vote, with one precinct missing, show <ng 4,624 for Farrington and 4,363 foi Brewster. JOHHSON WINS EASILY. Farmer-Labor Senator Has Ten-to- One Lead in Minnesota. By the Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn.. June 17.—Repub lican nominees for United States Sen ator and governor and the Farmer- Labor gubernatorial selection had not been definitely determined today when tabulation of returns from Mon day’s prjmary election was resumed here Magnus Johnson, Minnesota's ju nior senator, was renominated on the Farmer-Labor ticket in a walkaway, registering a vote that may run on a ten-to-one ratio over the nearest of his two opponents. Oscar Hallam of St. Paul, former associate justice of the state supreme court, has a lead of 8.000 votes over Representative Thomas D. Schall in the Republican senatorial contest. Christianson in Lead. For governor. Theodore Christian son of Dawson had a lead of 2,000 votes over Curtis M. Johnson of Rush City on the Republican ticket, with the other four candidates pressing them closely. Floyd B. Olson, Henne pin County attorney in Minneapolis, was leading the field of seven for the Farmer-Labor nomination. In the congressional contests Os car Keller of St. Paul was renomi nated on the Republican ticket. Rep resentative C. R. Davis was running behind A. H. Andresen in the third district, and the returns from other contests were too meager to defi nitely indicate the trend of the vote. 20 OROWNEdIn SHIP COLLISION IN NORWAY By the Associated Press. CHRISTIANIA, Norway. June 17. Twenty persons, mostly women and children, were drowned when the Norwegian mail steamer Haakon Jarl sank yesterday immediately after a collision with the steamer Kong TT ci ral d The collision occurred in the Vestfjord, between the Lofoten Is lands and the Norwegian ms inland. WOMAN FOUND SLAIN. RICHMOND. Va.. June 17.—The body of an unidentified white woman about twenty-three years of age was found In the James River here today. The skull had been crushed and there was evidence of criminal as sault. police stated. The body was found floating face downward by a fisherman. At first it whs thought to be that of Miss Evelyn Carlisle Richardson, assistant postmistress at Toano. for whom the authorities of this city, Washington and Baltimore have been searching since she disappeared Friday last, while on a visit with friends here. However, Miss Richardson’s father. L. T. Richardson, deputy sheriff of James City county, after viewing the body, stated positively that it was not that of his daughter. Yesterday's Circulation. 96,305. SUGGESTS ATTACKS ON JUSTICE HEADS WfiONGLYPLAOED Mrs. Willebrandt, Testifying to Daugherty Committee, Raps Revenue Bureau. ADMITS OUTSIDE “PULL” IMPEDES DEPARTMENT Assistant Attorney General Crit icizes Volstead Act—Annoyed by Senator Wheeler. As the chief official of the Depart ment of Justice charged with enforc ing prohibition, Mrs. Mabel Walker Willebrandt, assistant attorney gen eral, submitted a defense of the law's administration today before the Senate Daugherty investigating com mittee. Many times in the prolonged hear ings witnesses have made charge* against the enforcement regime, and Mrs. Willebrandt went into details of these accusations at length, intro ducing at one point a letter from Attorney General Stone which said that much of the testimony dealt with "half truths and impressions.” ‘The point I am making.” Mrs. Wil liebrandt said, “is that many wit nesses have given you testimony against the Department of Justice, when in fact their real grievance lay against another branch of the gov ernment." Rebukes Senator Wheeler, On several occasions she told Sena tor Wheeler, Democrat, Montana, the committee "prosecutor,” to “wait a minute.” when he sought to inter vene in her spirited account. Sena tor Wheeler finally broke in. "Oh. I know that this whisky busi ness is continually kicked around be tween the prohibition unit and the Department of Justice,” he said, "but the Department of Justice has re sponsibility which it cannot evade, and has a $2,000,006 annual appro priation for detecting crime." ■'Yes, and the prohibition unit is given $13,000,000," Mrs. Willebrandt exclaimed. "Notwithstanding, the Department of Justice is not justified in saying that it won’t do any of the detective work against bootlegging," Senator Wheeler retorted. Criticises Volstead Art. “Os course, the national prohibition act places upon the commissioner of internal revenue and the Department of Justice joint responsibility for en forcement of prohibition,” Mrs. Wille brandt interjected, “but members of Congress know when they enact legislation that It is not reasonable to have any one bureau of the gov ernment running over and taking up the duties and responsibilities of another." Mrs. Willebrandt remarked that section 26 of the Volstead act was a "fool provision.” because it did no allow the effective confiscation of automobiles or marine vessels used in unlawful transportation of liquor. Taking issue with Senator Wheeler who insisted that the main trouble with prohibition enforcement was a shifting of responsibility on the part of officials. Mrs. Willebrandt contend ed that political control over agents was the most serious factor. “The real trouble." she declared, "is not passing the buck, but the in fluence of politicians through some senator or congressman in aiding or blocking an agent’s appointment ” Mrs. Willebrandt said three months' 1 training should be given an agent I before he is placed in the field. She i defended agents of the Department of Justice, contending they lacked i funds and numbers to cope with all cases of law violation. The letter sent out by the Depart [ ment of Justice to its agents in structing them not to undertake original investigations in bootlegging cases, she declared, had been cir culated at the instance of the Treas ury Department, which was fearful that there might be an overstepping of authority. Insisting that the Department of Justice had been doing all In its power to punish law violators. Mrs. Willebrandt asserted that during the closing days of the Wilson adminis tration —from election day. 1926. until March 4. 1921—" things ran wide open” with regard to the issuance of liquor withdrawal permits and other phases of prohibition enforcement. Relates Remus’ Appeal A more spirited phase of Mrs. Wilie brandt’s examination was entered upon when the names of George Remus, whose Ohio bootlegging op erations involved immense sums of money and huge quantities of liquor before he landed in Atlanta peniten tiary. and of Jess Smith, to whom Remus testified he paid about $250,066 in bribe money, were brought in. She said Remus had fought conviction "clear along the line up to the White House.” “I’ll be frank with you," she con tinued. "A request for a stay of sen tence in Remus’ behalf was sent to the White House by Senator Reed, Democrat, Missouri, following a visit to the White House which Senator Reed made. The department was then asked to make a report.” “Wasn’t the request signed by President Coolidge?” Senator Wheeler demanded. "I don’t so remember,” Mrs. Wille brandt said, “but in spite of the effort made in Remus’ behalf he Is in At lanta." Says Daugherty Bucked Her. Senator Jones, Republican, Wash ington. asked if Mrs. Willebrandt un der 4 Da.u“Thirty's p.d ministration ever had found herself hampered in seeking to enforce pro hibition. "My hands were never tied in any respect.” she asserted, “Mr. Daugh erty did not interfere; he stood back of me when I got awfully hard pressed." "Who brought pressure?” Senator Jones, Republican, Washington, "Senators, congressmen and attor neys.” she retorted, “seeking post ponement, delays in prosecution. Mr. Daugherty stood by me in every in stance but one.” "What was the relation of Jess Smith to Mr. Daugherty?” Senator Jones queried. Calls Jeaa Smith “Servant." “I thought he was a kind of a glorified personal servant," Mrs. Willebrandt re sponded. bought tickets, carried the (Continued on Page 2. Column o.j TWO CENTS.