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PENT BOOSTING PLOT ■CHARGED IN DISTRICT C. 4: Owners and Realtors Seen Conipix •' ing to Gouge People With Com mission Crippled. APPEAL TO JUSTICE CHIEF Attorney A. S. Lanier Asks Action Under Anti-Trust Laws. • Charging a ••combination and con spiracy anions Washington real es tate owners and realtors, with a view in keeping up high rents, Alexander Sidney Uinier. an attorney, has writ ten a letter to Attorney General Stone demanding action by the De partment of Justice under anti-trust laws. "There exists here a combination and conspiracy by tacit understand ing among apartment house owners and realtors," said Mr. Lamer in his letter, "to maintain the exorbitant apartment rentals that now prevail and to increase them whenever op portunity offers, in flagrant violation o£ the anti-trust iaw. < ommimiiun's Power in Uonlit. •'The fate of the Kent Commission i a in doubt, with a strong possibility that th. courts will hold unconsti tutional the law creating it on the ground that it is no longer justified In an emergence . in which event, and unless the statutes mentioned are in voked. a condition will at once arise here that will be intolerable and I'ikelv to lead to grave consequences. Referring to anti-trust laws, Mr. Lanier continues, "with the enforce ment of these statutes, there will be no need for the Rent Commission. And now that the matter has been thus called to your attention, it is earnestly hoped that you will direct th** district attorney to proceed without delay under these statutes to dissolve this criminal conspiracy and to secure the appropriate pun ishment of its promoters.” Laws Quoted in Letter. Laws quoted by Mr. Lanier in his letter include the following: "Every contract combination in form of trust or otherwise or con spiracy in restraint of trade or com merce in any territory of the United Slates or in the L'istrict of c'olumbia. or in restraint of trade or commerce between any such territory and an other or between any such territory or territories and any state or states or the District of Columbia or with foreign nations, or between the Dis trict of Columbia and any state or Slates or foreign nations, is declared illegal. Every person who shall make any such contract or engage in any such combination or con spiracy shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. and. on conviction thereof, shall be punished by tine not exceeding $5,000 or by impris onment not exceeding one year, or by both said punishments, in the discre tion of the court. (26 S., 209)." "The several district courts of the United States are invested with jur isdiction to prevent and restrain vio lations of the act of July 2, 1890. 26th Statutes at chapter 647. being sections 7106 to 710 S. inclusive, and sections 7113 to 7116. inclusive, of the laws of the United Slates; and it shall be the duty of the several dis trict attorneys of the United States, in their respective districts, under the direct *n of the Attorney General, to institu t • proceedings in equity to prevent ; I d restrain such violations. Such proceedings may be byway of petition setting forth the case and praying that such violations shall be enjoined or otherwise prohibited. When the parties complained of shall have been duly notified of such peti tion the court shall proceed as soon as may be to the hearing and deter mination of the case, and pending such petition and before final decree the court may at any time make such temporary restraining order or pro hibition as shall be deemed Just in the pemises.” DAWES URGES TRUTH; SCORES DEMAGOGUES Thousands Brave Rain to Hear Nominee as Neighbors Tender Felicitations. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO. June IS. —No quarter will be given the demagogue in the com ing campaign by Brig. Gen. Charles G. Dawes, Republican vice presiden tial nominee, he declared last night in his first extended utterance since his selection as running mate to President Coolidge. He spoke to a gathering of friends and neighbors felicitating him on his nomination, at his home in Evanston. Wiliiam M. Buttler, chairman of the Republican national committee, at tended the reception, at which Dr. Walter Dill Scott, president of North western University; James A. Pat ten, grain operator, and John C. Shaf fer, newspaper publisher, spoke. Several thousand gathered in a pour ing rain, to greet the nominee. ••Obscured by n Putrid Pog.’ l "To such an extent has grown the evil of demagoguery among politi cians." General Dawes said, "that the real facts and the economic principles involved in questions of national policy are continually obscured by a dense and putrid fog of demagogic argument, designed simply for the purpose of forwarding selfish per sonal political and group interests.” The dynamic hanker and soldier, author of the Dawes reparations re port. left no doubt that he will be seen and heard in a speaking tour of the nation, calling for an end to preachments of prejudice and passion. The reception amounted to an un official notification of his nomination. The official notification is expected to come next month, also at the Dawes home. Ratten, in words of neighborly praise and pride, tendered to Gen. Dawes the felicitations of his friends and neighbors. The general then, in response, speaking to members of all parties and avoiding partisan utterances, scored demagoguery and called for an era of common sense. "I have recently returned from Europe, where I have seen in pros trated industry and human suffering the effects of five years demagogic political appeals to the passions and prejudices of the different peoples as distinguished from appeals to their reason and common sense. To the very brink of the abyss has Europe been brought by this method of treat ing serious questions, involving great elemental and economic principles. To save herself she has abandoned the demagogue and returned to com mon sense. Demands Common Sense. "An orgy of demagogism has been running rife, in the world and we. here in the United States, are feeling its devastating effects. All good Re publicans and all good Democrats, who pul their country - above their party, demand the beginning of an era of common sense in public dis cussions. "As human beings, whatever may be our party, we are bound to dif fer on many subjects, but as good citizens we can unite to demand from those who represent us in the poli tical debate that they present our differences honestly and from the standpoint of truth —not from the standpoint of passion and preju dice. • • • "In the campaign which ia before me, and as a duty which I owe not simply to a party, but to the citizens of the United States. I pledge my self tO adhere to the truth and to the common sense conclusions to be drawn therefrom." City Heads to Act To Stop Day-Off of Police and Firemen The Commissioners will issue an order, probably at the board meeting Friday, declaring that an emergency exists which will prevent the grant ing of one day off a week to firemen and policemen, as provided for in the new salary bill. • Because of the inadequate number of men in both departments, the city heads asked Congress for additional privates to make the forces large enough to grant the day off without leaving the city weakened in pro tection. Due to failure of the second de ficiency bill these additional men can not be appointed until that bill is passed by Congress in December. The salary law stipulate-d that the Com missioners could set aside the day off elause whenever, in their judg ment. an emergency existed. To grant the day off before the new men are appointed would mean a reduction of one-seventh in the number of policemen and firmen on duty at all times. The day off will begin as soon as the deficiency bill passes. M’ADOO ACCLAIMED BY CAPITAL THRONG Promises Enthusiastic Admirers to Have “Real Reception” Here March 4. VISITOR AT WILSON HOME Accompanied by Wife and Daugh ter—Goes to New York. Wildly acclaimed by several hun dred admirers, William Gibbs Mc- Adoo, former Secretary" of the Treas ury and one of the two leading Demo crats for the party's presidential nomi nation. arrived in Washington today. Immediately the contender for the presidential nomination stepped off the train he was surrounded by a crowd that surged around him and fought so hard to shake hands that on two occasions he was torn from his daughter. .Sally McAdoo, and could not reach her in the enthusiastic mob for some time. Confident nnd Smiling. Confident and smiling, the former Secretary of the Treasury, in a state ment to a Star representative, de clared: “1 am confident of victory and what the results will be, no mat ter whether they adopt the two-lhirds rule or whether they enforce the ma jority rule." He was tom from the questioner, shouting thanks to the crowd as he went. Away hill for his train from San Bernadino to Washington with the signatures of 15.000 railroad men and the photograph of President Willard of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, attached, was presented to McAdoo by E. C. Davidson, secretary treas urer of the International Association of Machinists. In presenting it Mr. Davidson said, “its from California to the White House.” As the years of way bill was almost tom from his hands by the eager crowd, Mr. Mc- Adoo replied. “All right, that order shall be carried out," “Let's take him to the White House and s|it him in the chair,” yelled some one as W. E. Tucker, a brakeman and F. J. Timke, a fireman, attached to the Washington B. and O. yards hoisted McAdoo on their shoulders amid shouts. l*r«»inlKe* “Clean Ip." “Here is a slogan,” shouted some one. ‘‘Keep cool to Coolidge and warm up to McAdoo." "Say. that's fine." shouted the presi dential contender. •‘Look after things and clean them up when you get to the White House,” shouted a fair admirer. ‘‘l'll purge this bunch down here; you won’t have to worry.” “Don't let them get anything on you.” shouted some one. ’’You bet I won’t. I know them all." was the reply. Mrs. McAdoo went ahead of the for mer secretary, who after a struggle entered the auto that was waiting for him with his daughter. Standing on the steps, he declared: "Well, good-bye. I’ll be back and stage a real reception for you all myself, on March 4. 1925." As he left a shower of hats containing the slogan. “Mac'll do," showered his car. Mr. McAdoo and his daughter fol lowed Mrs. McAdoo to the residence of the late President Wilson, at 2340 S street. They stayed a short while and returned to the Union station, where they left for the Democratic national convention in New York. HUGHEs7aT AMHERST, PRAISES PRESIDENT Calls Coolidge Most Notable Con tribution of Bay State School to National Life. By the Associated Press. AMHERST, Mass., June 18.—Secre tary of State Charles E. Hughes, who received the degree of doctor of laws at the Amherst commencement today, prefaced an academic address with a tribute to "the most notable con tribution of Amherst to our national life —Calvin Coolidge. 1895." The Secretary, who Is a Brown man. mentioned various Amherst alumni with whom he had been associated in public and private life, including William Travers Jerome, Robert Lansing, former Secretary of State, and Harlan F. Stone, Attornev Gen eral. The Secretary proceeded; Praise for Coolidge. "And there is our chief, than whom there is no better example of the integrity, the self-control and intel lectual discipline which commands confidence and ennobles leadership the most notable contribution of Amherst to our national life, Calvin Coolidge of 1895." The Secretary said the greatest need of the day ia cultivated under standing. and added that in no part of our activities is understanding so difficult as in foreign affairs. “There are those among us," he said, "who try to make It appear that this government is the agency of in ternational bankers and concession hunters. What grotesque perversion it is!” NOTED JUDGE ENDS LIFE. COLUMBUS. Ohio, June 18.—Judge R. M. Wanamaker, associate justice of the Ohio supreme court, who had attained wide recognition for his advocacy of legal reform. Jumped from the fourth-story window of a hospital today, dying instantly. He had been suffering from a nervous breakdown. He was elected to the Ohio court in 1912 and re-elected In 1918. He was fifty-eight years of age and start ed his public career as a public sur- < vcyor, , THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON. T>. T., WEDNESDAY,- JUNE 18. 1924. McADOO ENTHUSIASTICALLY RECEIVED ON ARRIVAL fIERE TODAY PRESIDENT GREETED BY CANADIAN EDITORS Party Here as Guests of Railroads Planning New Service to Capital. MRS. UPTON ANOTHER CALLER Former National Committeewoman Sure of G. 0. P. Victory. President Coolidge today received hearty greetings from a number of Canadian editors and newspaper owners who were on a one-day visit to Washington. They assured the Executive of the continued friendly spirit existing among the people of Canada for the United Stales. After telling the President briefly of condi tions in the Dominion they left for a sight-seeing tour before leaving this afternoon for home. The newspaper men were from Mon treal, Ottawa and Quebec and were the guests of the railroads inter ested in the establishment of the first through , train service between Montreal and Washington. Several railroad officials accompanied them on their visit to the White House. Kind Capitol Interesting. Those in the newspaper party were W. Leadley, Montreal Gazette M. Fortin, Le Loleil, Quebec: E. J. Smith. Daily Telegraph, Quebec; T. (1. Lowrey. Ottawa Journal; C. A. Bowman. Ottawa Citizen; Alfred Seward, L'Evencment, Montreal: C. I-. Sibley. Montreal Herald; Arthur Pen ny. Chronicle, Quebec; J. Rene de Coteret. I>e Canada. Montreal, and E. Tremblay, La Press, Montreal.. Among the places visited by the Canadians was the Capitol where great interest in the press galleries. Mrs. Harriet Taylor Upton, who retired last week as vice-chairman of the executive committee of the Re publican national committee, and who for four years has been the directing head of Republican organi zation work among women through out the country - , called at the White House today to pay her respects to the President. Hopes to Be Elected. After thanking the Executive for the support he has given her in her work among woman voters. Mrs. Up ton assured Mr. Coolidge of her con tinued loyalty and support, and told him that probably the next time she comes to the White House she hopes to be the congresswoman-elect from the Youngstown district of Ohio. She said she is leaving Washington at once to campaign for the coming primaries. Besides her party inter est. Mrs, Upton is also anxious to be successful in this campaign. Inasmuch as her father, many years ago. rep resented the same district in Con gress. Mrs. Upton Is succeeded as vice chairman of the executive com mittee by Mrs. A. T. Hert of Ken tucky. THOUSANDS ARE READY FOR McADOO GREETING ON ARRIVAL IN N. Y. (■Continued from First Page.) Party leaders on the ground invari ably express a belief that candidates for the post will be scarce until all but one of the score or more of “first string" aspirants to the White House have been eliminated. Democratic woman delegates and workers from all parts of the coun try began to arrive yesterday for the convention. Among the vanguard of women were seasoned workers like Mrs Anna Oleson of Colquet. Minn., demo orotic candidate for United States senator in 1922. and a committee woman: Mrs. Emily Newell Blair, Washington. D. C., vice chairman of the national committee, and Mrs. Kathryn Van Leuven, assistant dis trict attorney of Oklahoma, said to be the only woman to hold such a position in any state. There were civic workers like Mrs. D. A. McDougal, committeewoman of Sapulpa, Okla.: Dr. Jennie Califas of Lincoln, Neb., who practices medi cine with her husband: Mrs. Gertrude Bowler of Sheboygan, Wis., who calls herself the youngest grandmother to attend the convention: Mrs. Charles F. Donohue of Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. Bernice Pike of Cleveland. Mrs. Leroy Springs of Lancaster. S. C.. and Mrs. Weston Vernon of Logan. Utah. But friends of Miss Mary Archer of Reading. Pa., contend she is the champion housekeeper and farmer ette; while to Mrs. Florence G. Far ley of Wichita, Kan., goes the honor of being the youngest woman in the national committee. Junior Democrat* Busy. The National League of Young Democrats, a first voters' organiza tion, announced that formal inaugura tion of the league as a campaign unit would be undertaken at the close of regular business next Wednesday, the second day of the national con vention. Spakers will include William Lewis Butcher, who has instituted branches of the league in colleges and uni versities of, “doubtful” mid-western states; Mrs.'Emily Newell Blair. Mrs. D. A. McDougal. and J. W. A. Kelly, vice president of the New York dis organization of junior democrats. A welcoming committee of which John D. Rockfeller. jr., is a member, scoured New York city last night in search of a man, identity unknown, who disappeared after having un wittingly received a pretentious wel come Intended for the Florida dele gation to the Democratic national convention. He arrived on a Clyde line steam hip, and the welcoming committee, informed that the Florida delegates were coming, went down the bay and met him. Flags flew gaily from the mastheads of a specially chartered boat: a band played “The Sidewalks of New York;" motorcycle policemen .waited at the pier to escort U>* men Woman , Long Invalided in Chair , Seeks Comfort Star Radio Fund Can Give Crippled Man Also Asks for Means of Keeping Contact With World . Boy Scouts Will Devote Vacation Time to Collect Sets. Two more appeals for radio sets donated to The Star's "shut-in fund" were received today from invalids who have been shut off from the great outdoors and its entertainment and recreation for long periods. One came from a woman, who spends the long hours of the day, alone, in a wheel chair. The other is a man, also a cripple, who has not walked a step since August 31. 4923. The appeal of the crippled woman was made by her daughter. "My mother." she said. *• has been an in valid for eight years. During that tinpe she has been confined to a chair in her room. I feel like a radio set might bright a ray of happiness into her lonely life. She is home all the day alone. My father's wages are too small to provide her with l set," With the close of school today, the Boy Scouts who have volun teered to install all of the sets do nated to The Star's "shut-in fund" will launch a concerted campaign to complete the tremendous task as soon as possible. Although only working in the afternoons and evenings, the work the scouts undertook has pro gressed rapidly. Boy Scouts Collect Sets. Assistant Deputy Scout Commis sioner Thomas A. King, in charge of the activities of the boys assigned to The Star's radio installation squad, has ordered the boys to report to their base of operations in The Star building this afternoon at 4 o'cluock to receive additional assignments. The schedule for reporting, however, will be revised tomorrow as the re sult of the end of the school term. Additional cash contributions dur ing the last twenty-four hours brought the total today to 1478.75. This money will be used to purchase head phones, antenna and lead-in wire, aerial poles and other necessary equipment for Installation. Any surplus will be used to buy crystal sets that may be needed. The equip ment fund has been swelled to a total of 144 sets. 34 pairs of head phones, sixty aerial posts, crystals, antenna and lead-in wires and .other equip ment for installation. HOT WAVE INCREASES WATER CONSUMPTION 900.000 Gallons More Than Aver age Used Yesterday Despite Warning Issued by Officials. When summer heat descended on Washington yesterday the consump tion of water increased by 900,000 gallons, despite the plea of District officials to save water until the reservoirs have gained the reserve they lost during the break in the conduit last week. Monday's consumption was 65.725.- 000. and Superintendent of Water Garland announced this morning that yesterday consumption went up to 66.620.000 gallons. Offsetting this, however, was the encouraging state ment that the McMillan Park reservoir gained eight inches in its reserve level yesterday. In order to set a good example to private consumers, the District gov ernment ia curtailing use of water wherever possible. Morris Hacker, superintendent of street cleaning, has discontinued the flushing of streets until the reserve in the reservoirs has been replenished. Although the break In the conduit above Cabin John Bridge has been repaired and water once again Is flowing to the city. Engineer Com missioner Bell wants the community to continue to economize in the use of water while the reservoirs are low. Should another break it is regarded by officials as essential that the reservoirs be full in order to allow time to mend the breach. and women from the Everglades to the Bankers' Club for luncheon. The big ship loitered into her pier, with the little escort putting along side, blowing its siren and quivering with suppressed importance. But the Florida delegation was not aboard. Steamship officials insisted they had brought at least one con vention delegate from Florida, but didn’t know hig name. At any rate, he escaped. Porto Ricans Arrive. It happened, however, that a sec ond contingent of the Porto Rican delegation was on the ship, coming unheralded to join those who arrived last Saturday and become the first official convention badge bearers. In a resolution Introduced at a meeting of the board of aldermen yes terday Alderman Falconer asked for a detailed statement showing how the $200,000 appropriated by the city for entertainment in connection with the national convention was being spent. The resolution, which the board ta bled, would require Commissioner Whalen, vice chairman of the mayor’s special committee, to state whether any of the money would be used In repairing or furnishing Madison Square Garden, in hiring bands, in renting office space for any person or committee excepting the mayor’s committee, or in sight-seeing trips for delegates. It asked also whether city employes would be assigned to work In connection with the enter-' taJnment, J Radio Fund Receipts | Cash contributions to The Star’s "radio shut-in fund” received during the last twenty-four hours follow: Previously acknowledged $467.75 If. \V. S 2.00 S. C. (’ 1.00 Poor Government Clerk 2.00 Rufus Putnam... 1.00 Mr. and Mrs. George W. King. 11 U street northeast 5.00 Total $48.75 Crystal Set* and Equipment. Crystal sets and equipment received during the last twenty-four hours fol low : Previously acknowledged —l4o sets, 33 pairs of headphones, 60 aerial posts, crystals, antenna and lead-in wire and other equipment for installation. H. K Gibson. Cherrydale. Va., crystal set. E. 8., 603 Hibbs building, one crystal set with complete equipment. Benson Pierce, 1762 Willard, miscel laneous parts. Waldo. Woodridge, D. C.. parts. H. S. Pope, 1905 15th street north west. apartment 25. crystal set. •L W. Etheridge. 7710 Blair road, crystal set and headphones. Total—l 44 sets, 34 pairs of head phones. 60 aerial posts, crystals, an tenna and lead-in wire and other equipment for installation. COMMISSIONERS URGE HIRING OF VETERANS Appeal to Local Employers—Say Rehabilitated Men Are Well Trained. A proclamation appealing to Washingt* n business men to give every possible consideration to re habilitated ex-service men seeking employment was issued by the Com missioners today. The Veterans' Bureau is about to graduate 267 men locally, and the Commissioners point out that it is "in the interest of the general public good that the Commissioners urge upon every employer in the District of Columbia who may need workers in any capacity to consider the pos sibility of using some of these men who have demonstrated their merits by their service to the country. The employment of these men is not a matter of charity, as they have been trained under conditions where every requisite of employment must be met-” Os the total number graduating. 155 are professional men and 112 are me chanics and tradesmen. The procla mation further states: "It is undoubtedly the duty of all citizens of the District to show their appreciation of the service rendered by these men and to see that they are given employment in the vocation's for which they have been fitted by their education under the direction of the Veterans’ Bureau. "The bureau does not ask an em ployer to accept a man for employ ment in any occupation where his disability will constitute a vocational handicap and not until he has been trained to such a degree of employ ment that he is able to compete with normal workers. The return of these men to employment is vitally linked with the economic interest of all classes of our people." Harding Camp Has Initiation. Representatives of the Grand Army of the Republic and allied patriotic organizations were guests of Warren G. Harding Camp. Sons of Veterans. U. S. A., at a class initiation held last night in G. A. R. Hall, 1410 Penn sylvania avenue. "The old guard," composed of medal-of-honor men of the civil war. was in charge of the iniation. Addresses were made by several Grand Army men. Several Injured in Riot. KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 18.— Several persons were wounded, three seriously, in a labor riot last night at Port Antonio. A crowd of malcon tents attacked laborers who were working on a fruit steamer and who had agreed to take the reduced ->ay offered by the employers. A battle followed and the police were forced to fire on the rioters. Wife of Impeached Texas Governor Seeks Same Office to Vindicate Him TEMPLE. Tex., June 18.—Fighting for vindication of her husband at the hands of Texas voters, Mra. Mlram A. Ferguson, wife of former Gov. James E. Ferguson, has launched her candidacy for the Democratic nomina tion for governor. With Mr. Ferguson, who was Im peached by the state senate In 1917 at the beginning of his second term as governor, frustrated In an attempt to seek office again, his wife has en tered the political arena as the family standard bearer. First Woman Seeking Office. The first of her sex to seek a gubernatorial office, Mrs. Ferguson opened her campaign yesterday with an appeal to. citizens to support her so that the family name may be cleared, and as a rebuke to the senate that voted her husband's impeach ment. In a statement she said that she was adopting the platform announced by her husband before the courts ruled that he could not be a candidate, and, with a promise to carry It out, assert ed he "will help me give the people of Texas the beat administration that LOYALTY TO PARENTS URGED UPON SCOUTS Dr. Abram Simon Addresses ‘Tar ent Night” Meeting in Y. M. H. A.—Judges Also Speak. Ijoyalty to parents by children was cited as one of the greatest virtues in an address by Pr Abram Simon before Troop 73, Boy Scouts, and their parents at a "Parent night" celebration of the .Jewish branch of scouts, in the T. M. H. A. building, 11th street and Pennsylvania avenue, last night. Misunderstandings are responsible for children breaking away from their parents at the age of twelve or fourteen, he said. He advised that children assure parents they will for ever remain loyal. Judge Kathryn Sellers of the Juve nile Court, in a brief address, said that she did not know a great deal about the Boy Scouts, but added that she had observed that very few scouts ever committed an act which warranted their being brought before her court. Judge Mattingly Prf*id«. Judge Robert K. Mattingly, who presided at the meeting, delivered a brief address, in which he stressed the importance of patriotism and urged the scouts develop themselves into the highest type of manhood. Special "acts" on the stage by the scouts and music were features of the program. Among the scouts taking part were J. Permut, J. Morris, Na than Wasserman, B. Goodman. H. Goodman, A Phillips. A. Ehrlich, A, Silverman and M. Mondell. Vocal solos were given by Mrs. J. O. Shelly. "Taps" and other bugle calls were blown by Isadore Gladstone and Wil liam Kelly, buglers from Port Myer, Va. Prizes were awarded to scouts mak- j ing the highest average for attending 1 scout meetings and performing other; scout duties. Those receiving prizes ! were Jack Permut. Harry Goldstein, j Nathan Wasserman, Harry Sherman. Fred Rosenthal. Philip Goldberg, Har old Applebee and Bernard Sherman. They were presented by Barry Mohun, scout commissioner of the District. An address of welcome was de livered by Paul C. Robbin, deputy scout commissioner and scoutmaster of Troop 73. Following there was "open house” during which refresh ments were served and parents and children intermingled. POSSE EXPECTS BATTLE FROM FUGITIVE BROTHERS Instructed to Spare No Quarter in Maryland Mountain Hunt, Following Ambush Attack. Special Dispatch to The Star. HAGERSTOWN, Md„ June 18.—" Get the Weigle brothers at any cost." were instructions given to a posse of heav ily armed men who set out before daybreak this morning in search of the gang who ambushed four Berke ley county officers and probably fa tally wounded Constable C. M. Wilson of Martinsburg. The Weigle brothers, mountain des perados. for whom the officers were searching when fired upon, are be lieved to have led the attacking band. The search is being made over Sec ond Mountain, a rugged range near the Morgan-Berkeley county line. Prohibition Agents L. M. Stotler of West Virginia is representing the federal authorities. Members of the state constabulary and Sheriff G. W. Dyche of Berkeley Springs and a num ber of deputies are in the party. The posse have word the outlaws are reav iiy armed. Claude File, who was ar rested yesterday, is being held in jail. Mrs. Fakler Recovering. Mrs. Theresa I* Fakler, Winona, Minn., mother of Herman F'akler. sec retary to Representative Sydney An derson of Minnesota. Injured in an automobile accident at Columbia road and 14th street last Friday night, is still under treatment at Gar field Hdspitai. She was severely bruised and shocked, but an X-ray picture failed to disclose that any bones had been broken. Mrs. Fakler probably will be able to leave the hospital next week. our ability, tempered with love and gratitude, can produce.” Thinking of Grandson. “I have a little bright-eyed grand son that I love dearer than life itself.” the statement said. "Some of these days he will grow up to be a man and maybe he might want to run for office and serve his country. If, when he does, somebody wants to point the Anger of scorn at him and say, ‘Your grandfather was impeached l by the senate of Texas.’ I want that grand son to be able to say “Yes, and as a rebuke to that Impeachment that de nied grandfather the right to go to the people, my dear grandmother was elected governor by the people of Texas —the Arst woman governor in the world.’ ” Impeached on charges of using his office wrongfully to obtain money for his personal gain, the verdict of the senate court forever barred Mr. Fer guson from holding public office in Texas. The former governor sought to have his name certiAed as a candi date for the democratic nomination, but the case was taken into the courts, where- the- Impeachment her was held to be legal. ASKS CIVITAN CLUB’S AID.! Raymond Crisp Discusses Ameri- j oanization Work at Meeting. Raymond Crisp. commissioner of ! naturalization of the Department of Labor, asked support of members of the Civltan Club for Americanization work at the Civltan meeting in the Hotel Ha. Fayette yesterday. Paying a tribute to the local Americanization School and the prog ress it has made under the principal ship of Miss Maude K. Alton, he re quested that the support of such work by the Civilan Club be contin ued along lines as generous as in the past. President James K. Proctor was in the )chair. G. H. Coale was admitted to tnembership and Leonard Ruoff won the weekly prize. FIRST RED SUCCESS AT ST. PAUL MAKES OPPONENTS ALERT (Continued from First Page.) party, a party that in a few short years will dispose of the two capital istic parties that hold the power to day, and take over the power in this nation in the name of the workers and producers of the reaJm, setting up a government of the workers, for the workers and by the workers ” "The eyes of the exploited workers, the eyes of the dispossessed farmers from every part of our land are turned toward St. Paul today," he said. "Their hope is staked upon us. Shall we fail them? To betray them would he a crime. It would not be done; we shall succeed.” Thousands of farmers. Mr Tavlor said, have left their farms to go to the industrial centers to compete with the aJroady increasing numbers of jobless workers. Those remain ing on the farms have been “reduced to the position of the serf," he as serted. Mmall RtwfßmH Palling. "On the other hand, the small busi ness men are failing by the score and are joining the ever-growing ranks of jobless men.” he said. In the face of this, he added, “the dividends of the owning class ever grow larger and larger.” Ho criticized the recent Republican convention at Cleveland, in which, he said, "sat Harry Daughertv and the representatives of the burglars who stole millions from the people while our boys were making the world safe •for democracy; sat Mellon, the arch i bootlegger of the age; sat those who waxed fat and grew rich from the ] labor of the babies in our industries * * * In a few days more the other party of the international hanking and industrial organizations will meet in the very citadel of interna tional capitalism and there ratify a platform and name the candidate'se lected for them by the second inter national of capitalism; men like Do ll any and Murphy, and McAdoo and A Mitchell Palmer; men who stole millions while the Republicans stole thousands. • » • Choice of Asoor-iates. So we do not noed to worry so \ much about who are sitting with us j providing that they are pledged to j the ending of the system that en | thralls us; to join with us to correct j the present injustices. • • • 1 The fact that we are here framing a | great political party is answer enough I to those who accuse some of the factors | here of entertaining ideas of extralegal methods. • • • I “I would rather sit with the reddest Communists in the world tha,n sit with i the aggregation that met the other day I Cleveland or who will meet at New I York. • • » "We must form a mass-class Farmer- Labor party; we must declare for land for the users, jobs for the workers liberty and equality for all men. ♦ • • “No work of man is sacred What man has done onoe. he is justified in doing again When our Constitution does not meet the necessities of the people when our form of government becomes inadequate or obsolete it becomes our i right to change it. Kight of Revolution. "I say with Lincoln, that the right of revolution is a sacred inherent right of the people, and cannot be restricted or abridged. Besides, the revolution has taken place, economically and industrial ly. A complete revolution has occurred in the past twenty years, and the time has arrived to turn our political institu tions into a position of harmony that has already occurred in our industrial institutions. "That we would effect this revolu tion by means of the ballot box if possible is the reason that we are here today. The impending crisis de mands vision, action, courage. AA’e are here to act.” , Points of Difference. Mrs. Jessie Bullock Kastner of Washington, assistant secretary of the convention, next was called upon. “We differ on all things from evolu tion to bobbed hair,” she said. “1 think it would be a great mistake to debate here things on which we differ. “1 call on you to frame a platform in harmony with the call for this convention and nominate a candidate who stands for those things for which we stand. We did not come here to set up the millennium.” A further report of the credentials committee added nineteen names to the convention roster. The total was announced as 522. The roll of states was then called for appointments on the three prin cipal committees, organization, plat form and candidates. List of Appointment k. The importance attached to the first of these was reflected by the selec tion of William Z. Foster. Illinois; Alexander Howat, Kansas; William Mahoney, Minnesota; A. L. Putnam. South Dakota: William AVeinstone, Now York, and other leaders of the two chief faction* of the convention. Howat also was named on the plat form committee, which included J. H. Ryckman, California; Duncan McDon ald, Illinois; C. A. Hathaway, Minne sota; Stanley J. Clark. Missouri; Ju liet Poyntz, Rhode Island; Joseph Manley. New York: William McAllen. Pennsylvania: Tom Ayers. South Da kota, and J. H. Ryan, Washington. The nominations committee, which will recommend to the convention either the indorsement of Senator l>a Foilette or the actual nomination of him or some other candidate, in cluded W. J. Taylor, Nebraska; C. K Huthenberg, secretary of the Federal Farmer-Labor party, Ohio; Kdgar Owen. Michigan; Charles Krumb New York; Karl Brawden, Illinois! and Alexander Bittleman, Connecticut. Swl»» Newspapermen. Chairman Mahoney, taking the floor on a question of personal privilege, said: “I have been deceived by newspaper men to admit that we might walk out. Their stories on this point are a part of the attempt to disrupt this convention. “I was asked: ‘What will be the at titude of you folks if the communists get control?’ “I answered that the Minnesota farmer-labor party was not a com munist party, and if this convention developed into a gathering controlled by the workers’ party, we would not go along. “But 1 added did not believe the convention would take that course. I believed then, and still be live, the members of the convention are in harmony with the purpose of the call. I ask. therefore, that the delegates be patient and wait until they are certain that the communists DAUGHERTY POLICY DEFENSE CONTINUES Department of Justice Officials Of fer Further Testimony Before Senate Committee. GRIM ARD STORCK TESTIFY Former Denies Giving du Fonts Reports of U. S. Case. Officials of the Department of Jus tice continued today the defense of their administration before the Sen ate Daugherty investigating commit tee, with the Old Hickory Powder Company case at Nashville, Tenn., as suming a position of prominence. John W. H. ('rim. former assistant attorney general, was recalled, while Henry W. Anderson, head of the war transactions section of the depart ment, and his assistants also were examined on the subject. George W. Strock. an accountant for the Department of Justice, who was assigned to a preliminary investiga tion of the case, declared he had re ported to Mr. Crim that the govern ment should recover between ss,o<K'.- 000 and $20,000,000 from the du Pont Kngineering Company if it obtained | evidence which he said was in ex istence. I.ater, he said, he found his confidi ntial report in the possession of attorneys for the du Fonts. Dm } Report l.ivcn du Pouts. Mr. Crim fiaily denied that he had furnished or caused to be furnished to the ciu Fonts the Storck report, as did Mr. Anderson. Senator AVheeler. Democrat, Mon tana, the committee prosecutor, and Senator Jones, Republican, Washing ton. read extracts from Storck s tes timony, given the committee several months ago, in which the accountant declared Crim and Anderson were present at conferences with the du Pont representatives in which Storck found out that the du Fonts had his memoranda. The two witnesses both said they considered Storck mistaken, although Crim said he considered Storck "one of the best men in the government service.” Mr Crim told the committee he had regarded Strock's findings "a-: most serious” because the "people in volved were powerful.” He en deavored. he said, just before leaving office to get the case organized for prosecution. Tried to Prevent Slip. 1 The furnishing of the inforrnation to the Duponts about what the gov ernment was working up was "pre cisely what Anderson and I were try ing to prevent. ” he said. Anderson explained the system adopted in the Department of Justice for considering civil suits in war fraud cases. His own attention for many months, he said, had been taken un with the preparation of th>- chemical foundation proceedings. DREDGE WELLS FOR BODY. Police Also Search Swamps f m C. D. Sheldon’s Remains. i POrOHKEKPSIE, N. Y, June IS : All the lakes and wells on haunts of Clarence D. Sheldon, eighty-year-old New A'ork publisher, have been dredged and examined without suc cess in the search being conducted for the aged man by attaches of th> sheriff’s office and posses of citizens. Mr. Sheldon disappeared from his A’erbank summer home last Thursday night. A patch of soft earth a short dis tance from the Sheldon summer cot tage was dug up today by order o! Sheriff Davis, who also gave instruc tions that the several swamps in the neighborhood be raked over. The sheriff yesterday expressed the be lief that the aged man was murdered bv robbers. Relatives of Mr. Sheldon at Mont clair. N. J.. have sent out photo graphs and descriptions of the miss ing man to numerous cities in the hope of locating him. have switched the purpose of th gathering before they lake definite action." Mr Foster, who is national chairman of the Workers’ Party, seconded M. Mahoney’s remarks, saying: "The Workers’ Party is not here to capture this convention. We understand perfectly well that if the Farmer-Labor movement is to he successful it ca.nnot be a communist party. "We do not expect to arrange the convention program, the committee on organization or committee on candi dates. "AVe want to form a platform and an organization that will attract the great mass of farmers and workers. "These press statements arc for the purpose of destroying the Farmer-Labor Party and have no other reason.” Financial Trouble*. Faced with financial troubles com ing on top of a Communistic victor? , delegates convened in an uncertain stale of mind. Senator Magnus Johnson had been tentatively proposed as a speaking guest of the convention by AS illiam Mahoney, temporary chairman, but the initial successes of the t ommu nists made his appearance before the convention doubtful. <*hairman Ta> - lor was not certain whether the Min nesota senator would be formally in vited to the convention, although he judged from newspaper reports that the Minnesota solon would make a tal Xhe financial troubles arose from the unwillingness of St. Paul civic organizations to guarantee the 1150 dailv rental for the convention hall in the municipal auditorium if the extremists controlled the action or \ the convention, it is customary here i for tho St. Paul Association of \ üblio and Business Affairs to assume this burden for national News of the possible withdrawal o. the guarantee from the present vention last night reached t t- Bugge. manager of the municipal auditorium, and he thereupon an nounced that unless three days renta. was forthcoming he would bar the convention from the hall. Mahone> announced that he would be respon sible for any portion of the rent not assumed by the association. Communists hailed their victory of yesterday as an indication of ability to put over their program for an im mediate third party Thev based that on the result or a vote which blocked immediate selec tion of standing committees and forced an adjournment until today. The vote was taken on a division of the individual delegates, irrespective of the voting strength of the various delegations under the convention call. Three hundred and seventy-seven out of 484 seated delegates were counted on the vote and 232 voted for the communists’ proposal. The negative voles numbered 145. That left the attitude of 107 accredited delegates undetermined. Another doubtful element in the situation was the fact that the vot ing strength under the call totaled 97!. The conservative forces, under the leadership of Mahoney, hoped that the absentees would swing to their column,enough delegation votes to prevent consummation of the communists’ program. Neither side, however, was able to calculate just what the effect of the absentee vote would be upon a formal roll call by states. The real test on that question max come late today, when the party or ganization committee reports. A definite cleavage that will produce majority and minority reports Is likely in that committee and a vote would settle the question definitely.