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MASTER MIND NAMED i. IN BIG MAIL THEFT Ha* Greenburg, Notorious St' Louis Gang Leader, Said to Be “Brains" of Huge Robbery. CONFESSIONS GIVE DETAILS Rolicc Able to Trace Crime Plot to Saloon Parley. Jlj tbr .Associated Pr<*w. CHICAGO. June 19.—Search for the •faster mind" who planned the hold up of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. I’aul mail thain near here a week ago, v-hen eight bandits obtained $2,075,- ftOO in cash and seburities. extends throughout the country today, while federal authorities prepare evidence for the grand jury against four men In custody. Max Greenberg, former leader of Ksan’s Rats of St. Louis, who. inves tigators said, proposed the robbery f«t Kast St. Louis, is at large. Ernest Fontano, Chicago; Samuel Orant and Blackie Wilcox, escaped convicts from the Huntsville (Tex.) penitentiary, Sre wanted as the remainder of the band. Confessions solving the robbery have been obtained from three of the four alleged actual participants under arrest, police say* Willis Newton, who first gave his name as J. H. Wat sob: Joe Newton, alias John Wade, and Willie Newton, who said he was John Wayne, seriously wound ed during the robbery, all brothers, and Carlo Fontano, brother of Ernest, gj-e held. Political leader Held. ;* A federal warrant charging James Murray, prominent politician, with being an accessory to the robbery, was Issued last night. His bonds were fixed at SIOO,OOO. Also held as accessories are Walter McComb and his wife, in whose flat the Newton brothers were found, and Anna Mead s*>f Milwaukee, * who came here with $20,000 to effect Willis Newton's re lease. . Only $500,000 In non-negotla!<le se curities, found in an abandoned au tomobile near Joliet has been recov ered. in addition to the $20,000 seized when the Mead woman was arrested. One missing package contains $500,- ;f>oo in liberty bonds, postal author ities say. From the confessions and from ether evidence, police and postal In spectors have reconstructed the de tails of the crime. Bandit* Carefully Drilled. In an East St. Louis saloon a month ago the plan was broached by Greenberg, police say. and the other tseven members of the band selected and drilled in their parts. Last Thursday, while all but Grant and Willis Newton went in two stolen automobiles to Rondout, 111., the scene of the robbery, the pair boarded the train and rode "blind baggage" until they peached Rondout, thirty-two .miles north of Chicago. At the point where their confed erates were waiting. Grant and Wil lis Newton crawled over the tender and compelled the engine crew to *>top the train. The others surround ed the cars and threw bottles contain ing formaldehyde into them to force the clerks out. The clerks subdued, the registered mall car was looted of sixty-two pouches, which were piled In the waiting automobiles. Willis Newton, stationed as a look out, was for a mail clerk by TJrant, who shot him five times be ;fhre he recognized him. The wound ■cd man was stretched on top of the piles of pouches and the robbers pro ;'■•■eeded to near Joliet, where the bags were rifled and discarded and one au mobile was abandoned. Shooting I parts Plans. Later, according to the police story, ‘the four men held returned to Chi cago, where they were arrested on a tip supplied by one of a group of sus pects taken shortly after the robbery, and later released * The bandits had first arranged to escape to East St. Louis and divide Hie loot in the saloon where the rob bery had been planned. The shooting of Newton marred the otherwise care fully planned and executed robbery, the police say, and led to the subse quent capture of the four and the so lution of the crime. SHEET METAL MEN | FAVOR D. C. SUFFRAGE •I* Contractors Received by President Coolidge After Business . Meeting. Delegates to the convention of the •ijNational Association of Sheet Metal were received by Pres ident Coolldge at the White House ;:today. ■! Previous to the reception at ithe White House, the association ■■. went on record as favoring national suffrage for the District of Co lumbia. A resolution was adopted ;,;to that effect at their regular ses sion in the Raleigh Hotel. Other ;jbusiness transacted consisted of the ,’jpassing of several resolutions per taining to methods of procedure and rules of the organization. Yesterday the association adopted iji* resolution to work on an "open ;,shop" basis, independent of the vari ous labor organizations. Another ; resolution was adopted opposing the •;iflve-day working week. It was stated In the resolution that there ; is a tendency to eliminate work on Saturday, which. It was pointed out. 'would mean an increase in the cost .‘,of production. Municipal Architect A. L. Harris described to the sheet metal contrac tors yesterday the problems existing »ln relations between contractors and jJarchitects. and In a brief technical talk lie asked for greater co-operation. Talks on Salesmanship. :i‘ Warren Carter delivered a talk on [applied salesmanship just before Architect Harris took the platform. •It won for him a vote of apprecia tion. Two resolutions were reported out ;«f committee and given favorable in dorsement by the convention. One is tor appointment of a special repre- V-sentatlve to the National Warm Air .Heating and Ventilating Association, ■with the object of attaining greater .harmony. This is part of a movement 1 for co-ordlnatlon of thought and uni fication of standards In the heating and ventilating game. . Another resolution was a request i'jfor the federal board of vocational to take over supervisory [•work In outlining courses for voca tional schools in the trade through -out the country. | THREE KILLED BY BOMB. !•» _____ •“ii • y: pr the Asseeiated Pr.se. <?1 CANTON, June 19. Three were [killed when an unidentified assassin i.-threw a bomb among the guests at a Irireceptlon this evening at the Vlo ;''torla Hotel, In Sharaeen (the foreign CquaMer), to Governor General Merlin Iftdo-Chlea. The bomb throwsr escaped. Flowers Brought Daily by Planes Stir Berlin Poor By Hi. A.KM’iat.d Press. BERLIN. June 19. —Fancy dow ers picked in the morning in Hol land are on sale in Berlin soon after noon every day, the blooms being brought here by airplane from Amsterdam. Another attrac tion advertised by the Berlin lux ury florists' shops are flowers from southern France and Italy, brought here by express, packed in Ice. The importation of these expensive blooms has brought an outburst of indignation in the press from let ter writers, who refer to the city's slums and the great numbers of children going daily without the proper food. Some propose that if the flowers must be brought in to satisfy the wants of the ultra rich they be taxed to aid the poverty stricken. APARTMENTHOUSE EXCLUSION ASKED Home Owners in Several Sections Protest to Zoning Body. Erection Is Defended-. Apartments versus residences was the basis for most of the arguments presented to the Zoning Commission today at a public hearing at the District building on sixteen proposed rezonings. Home owners in general opposed encroachments of apartment housea, declaring them a deleterious in fluence to the community, while those favoring apartment houses based their contentions on the good apart ments accomplished in relieving housing shortage. Plea From Georgetown. Led by John Ihlder, Georgetown residents asked for restricted zoning in B area, of the residential prop erty bounded by K street on the north, M street on the south. Rock Creek Parkway on the east and 35th street between P and R, and 37th street between M and P on the west. A number of members of the George town Citizens' Association requested this change. Owners of property in the vicinity of 27th and Q streets objected to two parcels being in cluded. These parcels are the apart ment house group surrounding Kew Gardens. The commission had covered about half a dozen of.the sixteen topics at noon time, and indications were that they would continue at the hearing throughout the afternoon. Decision will be announced later, after the commission holds an executive ses sion. Changes I nder Consideration. The following changes are being considered: Macomb street between Idaho and Massachusetts avenues northwest— Change frontage on both sides from first commercial “C” area to residen tial “A restricted" area. The Georgetown tract above de scribed —Change from “B" area, which permits apartments, to B restricted" area, virtually prohibiting them. Property located on both sides of Harvard street between Mount Pleas ant street and the Zoological Park — Change from “A," “B” and "C” areas to "B restricted” area. On this prop erty Percy S. Foster, as trustee for the Roger Williams Memorial Baptist Church, in a vigorous protest against apartments, pointed out that erection ot one would hurt the appearance of the main approach to the Zoological Park. Two squares bounded by Cathedral avenue, Woodley place and Calvert street, and abutting squares facing the west side of Woodley place, be tween Cathedral avenue and Calvert street, change from "B" and "C” area to "B-restricted” area. Guy S. Johnson, speaking to this point, rep resenting eighteen of twenty-three home owners on Woodley place, stated that permission to erect an apartment house in their neighbor hood would shut of light and view from homes and destroy the beauty of the emmunity. Lots Are Taken Ip. Two lots located on the east side of 23rd street, between Bancroft and California street, change from “A restricted’’ to "B restricted" area. This was just reached about noon t 'T,ot 97, Square 2530, located on the east side of Phelps place, near Cali fornia street, change from ‘ A re stricted” area to “C" area, from resi dential to commercial. Lots in square 2098. located on Woodlev and Klingle roads between 32d and 34th streets —Change from “A restricted" to "A" area. Square 811, bounded by 4th, oth, r. and F streets northeast —Change from second commercial "D” area to resi dential "B" area. Lot In square 463. located on south west corner of 6th and Maryland ave nue southwest— Change from second commercial to residential. The following proposed to be changed from residential to first com mercial —Three lots located at the northwest corner of 6th and Mary land avenue southwest: lots In square 1860, located in line of Northampton street between Connecticut avenue and 39th street; frontage on both sides of Bth street northwest between O and P streets. Seek Change to Commercial. The following proposed to be changed from residential. “B” area, and 40-foot height, to first commer cial. “<?’ area, and 60-foot height— Lots located on north side of Rhode Island avenue .between 2d and 3d streets; lots located on south side of same street between same blocks. ! A small triangular area in lot 801, square 2957, near Kalmla road between Alaska and Georgia avenues, proposed to be changed from residential "A-re stricted" and forty-foot height to first commercial “C" and sixty-foot height. Lots 15 and 16, square 69, located on southwest corner of Half and K streets southeast, proposed to be changed from second commercial to industrial. Ninety-two parcels located in vari ous squares near Rock Creek, and else where, which were originally exempted because of objection from the allot ment in "A-restricted" area when that was created on October 31, 1923. in which a number of large operators are interested, proposed to be changed from “A” area to “A-restricted” area. Other items coming before the board Include the proposals to amend -zoning regulation so that consents for fra ternity houses will not be required In the “C” area; to amend the regulations to change definition of “B-restrlcted" area in a technical manner. RIGID OFFICIAL CANVASS OF MAINE VOTE ORDERED Gov. Baxter Calls Executive Coun cilors to Review Result in ' Gubernatorial Race. By the Associated Press. PORTLAND, Me.. June 19.—Gov. Baxter today called a committee of the executive council into special session tomorrow to make a prompt official canvass of the vote In the Re publican primaries of Monday for the gubernatorial nomination. With two of the smallest towns in the state missing this vote In un official figures now gives President Frank G. Farrington of the state Senate a lead of 338 votes over Sen ator Ralph O. Brewster, whose candi dacy was indorsed by the Ku winy Klan. The missing towns together cast only twenty votes. Instead of the customary day or two of review, the councilor committee will spend eight days under the gov ernor's Instructions so that the can vass may be thorough. THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON. D. THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 1924. LETTER GIVES GLUE IN MATTEOTTI CASE * Unknown Writer Says Socialist Deputy Is Buried in Village North of Eome. FACIST EDITOR ARRESTED Paper Will Suspend—Entire Party to Bring Sait. Ky the Associated Press. ROME, June 19.—Nation-wide search for the body .of Giacomo Matteottl, socialist deputy, alleged to have been kidnaped and murdered by political adversaries, today centered around | the little village of Mentana, about | 100 miles northwest of Rome, as the j result of an anonymous letter pub j lished by a Naples newspaper and I transmitted to the crown prosecutor at Rome. The letter stated that Watteotti'a body was burled near Mentana, three kilometers from the main road lead ing: to San Quirico. The letter stated that the body contained fourteen knife wounds and will be found wrap ped in a black cloth, burled five meters deep. Journal to Saspend. In connection with reports of im pending sensations in the Matteotti case the newspaper Corriere Italiano announced that it would cease publi cation with today's issue. Signor Filippelli, former editor of this news paper. is under arrest in connection with Deputy Matteotti's disappear ance. The newspaper was founded after the succession of the Fascist) to power as a Fascist organ. The entire Unitarian Socialist party has decided to constitute itself as "parte civile" in the Matteotti case. This means that it is entitled under the rules of Italian jurisprudence to sue for damages In commercial cases. Such an act docs not necessarily mean that the plaintiffs have any chance or hope of collecting mone tary compensation, but it always has the effect of accentuating the gravity of a crime and the penalty to be in flicted. Confession of Chlmel. The newspapers are stressing the alleged confession of a man arrested by the Milan police who said his name Is Otto Chirszel and who de clares that he was employed by the political opponents of Matteotti to follow and spy upon the Socialist deputy. The prisoner, who declares that he is a Russian and admits that he betrayed both the Socialists and Pascisti, said that he had learned a crime was being plotted against Maf teotti and that he went to the deputy's wife and informed her that her husband’s enemies were planning to steal important documents from him. Chirszel, who has already given the police several fictitious names, said that, although he warned Signora Matteotti of the danger faced by her husband, he continued to spy upon the Socialist deputy. He denies that he was personally implicated in the kidnaping, but has given the police the names of a number of prominent politicians, who, he says, were respon sible for the crime. The Milan prisoner says that the original intention of the plotters was not to murder Matteotti, but to im prison him In a solitary village near Fiuggl. where they intended to keep him during the entire parliamentary session, thus preventing him from de livering a speech in which he was expected to read documents incrimi nating high Fascista. Chirsxel car ried in his pocket numerous letters signed by several persons who are already under arrest in connection with the alleged crime. Letters. papers and documents seized by the police in the homes of suspects under arrest are being sub jected to minute examination, and It is expected that they will lead to other sensational arrests and further startling revelations. WORD FROM BELGIUM. Senate Votes Condolences in Mat teotti Case. BRUSSELS, June 19.—After a stormy debate in the Senate last night it voted favorably a motion Introduced by the Socialists to send a telegram of sympathy to thp Italian Chamber of Deputies on the disappearance of Signor Matteotti. DEFENDS PARTY ACT. MacDonald Says Labor Message to Italy Not Offensive. By the Associated Press. LONDON, June 19.—Premier Mac- Donald, questioned in the House of Commons today concerning the reso lution of the British labor party, passed yesterday, which expressed profound detestation of the kidnap ing of the Italian deputy Signor Matteotti and expressed sympathy with and support of the Socialist party of Italy, argued that the reso lution could not be offensive to a friendly foreign power. The resolution, far from being a censure upon the Italian premier, said Mr. MacDonald, only followed Premier Mussolini’s own statements and the political movements in Italy since the crime against Matteotti was com mitted. MINNESOTA PRIMARY RESULTS STILL IN DOUBT Official Count Needed to Deter mine Schall and Hallam Sen atorial Race. By lb* Associated Pres*. ST. PAUL, Minn., June 19 —The of ficial count will be required before winners in the Republican senatorial contest and the Farmer-Labor gu bernatorial race in Monday’s state primary are determined. Returns available today gave Rep resentative Thomas D. Schall a lead of 600 votes over Oscar Hallam for the senatorial nomination, with only 145 scattered precincts missing. The unofficial returns gave Tom Davis a slight lead over Floyd B. Ol son for the gubernatorial nomination on the Farmer-Labor ticket. Theodore Christianson is the Re publican gubernatorial candidate, his two nearest opponents having wired him congratulations. Senator Mag- 1 nus .Johnson, who had a walk-away on the Parmer-Labor ticket for United States senator, had a plurality of more than 147,000 over his two op ponents. 3 KILLED, OTHERS HURT IN TRAIN COLLISION By the Associated Press. ATLANTA, G*u, June 19.—Three men are known to have been killed and probably many others injured in a collision between southbound pas senger train No. $ and a freight on the N. C. and St. L. railroad early today near Adairsvllle, Oa, accord ing to information received here. The dead are Engineer H. G. Rob inson of Kennesaw, engineer on the freight; A. L. Lock ridge, Dalton, Ga.. fireman on the freight, and Fairley Tomlinson, Adairsvllle. mechanic. Among those injured were Conduc tor H. J. Dyar, Atlanta, on the pas senger, seriously injured, and w. C. Chastain, also of Atlanta, slightly in jured. The wreck occurred about one and a half miles south of Adairsvllle. and the track was torn up for a consider able distance. ft NEW AND RETIRING ENGINEER CHIEFS MaJ. Cm. Banning H. Brack (left), who reached the age of sirty-fonr years yesterday and was automatically retired, and IMaJ. Gen. Harry A. Tay lor, who succeeded him today as chief of engineers of the Army. Long , Weary Hours End for “ Shut-1n 99 Given Radio Through The Star’s Funds Letter From Daughter Tells of Joy Instru • merit Assures. Contributions Bring Total to $522 —148 Sets Now Received. The gratitude of an invalid who has received one of the radio sets donated to The Star's "shut-in fund" is expressed in a letter received today by Thomas A. King, assistant deputy Boy Scout commissioner, who is supervising the activities of the scouts detailed to install the ap paratus. The communication came from the daughter of the "shut-in,” and read: "We Vish to acknowledge the kindness tendered my invalid father by the Installation of the radio which was so quickly erected on Saturday by two of your most worthy scouts, William Dukes and Master Bruce. who were very courteous and energetic in their mission. Relieves Dreary Hoars. "I assure you we are very grate ful for this pleasure offered us gratis. My father and I will enjoy many hap py hours of otherwise long, long dreary days, due to his invalidism and ray incessant attendance in the sick room. "We heartily appreciate the gener ous deed of the donor of the radio, also all those interested in the serv ice of so noble a cause In behalf of the 'shut-ins.' Wishing you success, always, in your field of endeavor." Work la Accelerated. The scouts, free from school, re sumed with a new impetus today the tremendous task they have un dertaken voluntarily to install all of the sets donated to The Star's "radio shut-in fund.” The boys will devote virtually all of their time during the day to this work until it is com pleted. Contributions of 144 to the cash fund within the last twenty-four hours brought the total to $522.75. Os the $44 the S. O. S. Club of McKinley Technical High School donated $25. and the Manor House Chapter of the D. A. R. $lO. The set and equipment fund also has grown in the last twenty-four hours to a total of 148 sets, 34 pairs of head phones and other equipment, includ ing 162 crystals donated by the Star Radio Company and pipe for 30 ground installations, donated by the Sidney Hechinger Wrecking Com pany, 6th and C streets southwest. TWO FINED $1,700 ON DRY CHARGES Thomas Chappelear and Edward Duckett Given Record Sentences. The largest aggregate fines as sessed against two-co-defendants charged with violating the national prohibition law—sl,7o0 —were , placed on Thomas J. Chappelear, white, and Edward Duckett, colored, by Judge Robert E. Mattingly In Police Court late yesterday. The defendants were convicted and fined just one month after their arrest by Buck Berry, Sergt. Frank Dent, Sergt. Ryan of the eleventh precinct and Revenue Agent Fred T. Rose. The evidence showed the raiding officers had taken a complete modem 200-gallon still. 700 gallons of mash and 350 gallons of finished whisky. Chappelear was charged with posses sion of intoxicating liquor, for •which he was fined $600; manufacturing. SSOO, and using the Chappelear fafm of thir teen acres, known as No. 107 Ridge road northeast, for illegal purposes. On this latter charge he was sentenced to serve six months in jail, but sen-1 tence was suspended and he was placed on probation. Duckett was charged with making two sales. Tor which he was fined SIOO each- possession, $250; manufacturing whisky $250. and using the property to manufacture whisky. He, likewise, received a suspended sentence of six months in jail. Duckett paid his fines and was released, while Chappelear was given tyitll June 28 to settle his District Attorney Thomas E Bodge handled the case for the gov ernment, for which he was compli mented by Judge Mattingly. The judge also commended the officers making the case, adding it was one of the most complete ever presented to Hughes, local attorney, and State Senator Walter Mitchell of Maryland represented the defendants. Wife Leaves Deaf Cripple. H B Rouse, legless and deaf, who manages to move about on a four wheeled board, asked police headquar ters to find his wife and automobile. His wife, twenty years old, left home in Wake Forest, N. C„ two weeks ago, in his car with another man. Munich Subscribers to Hear Opera by Phone Attachment By the Associated Pres*. MUNICH, June 19.—Telephone sub| sc fibers of Munich will be able to hear opera performances of the Mu nich National Theater In their homes as the result of an invention by the federal minlatry of posts, telegraphs and telephones. The Invention con sists of a new transmission device which can be attached to a regular telephone receiver at small cost. The Initial experiment was made with several hundred interphones dis tributed over the stage and Ih the or chestra pit of the National Theater. | Radio Fund Receipts J Cash contributions to The Star’s "Radio shut-in fund" received during •the last twenty-four hours follow: Previously acknowledged $478.75 McKinley Technical High School S. O. S. Club 25.00 N. E. Pumphrey 1-00 Mrs. L. G. Willits, 3609 12th street northeast 2.00 Mrs. Charles Graves Matthews, 1500 16th street 5.00 Manor House Chapter. D. A. R., 10.00 Emogene B. Gehret 1.00 Total $522.75 Crystal Seta and Equipment. Crystal sets and equipment receiv ed during the last twenty-four hours follow: Previously acknowledged—l 44 sets, 34 pairs of headphones. 60 aerial posts, crystals, antenna and lead-in wire and other equipment for in stallation. N. E. Pumphrey, crystal set. Sidney Hechinger Wrecking Com pany, 6th and C streets southeast, pipe for 30 ground installations. Star Radio Company, 162 crystals. C. W. Whittaker, 1706 T street, apartment 25, crystal set. Mrs. A. M Rodgers. 1223 Maryland avenue northeast, crystal set. T. I. feeder, 1917 16th street south east. crystal set. Total —148 sets, 34 pairs of head phones. 60 aerial posts, crystals, pipe for 30 ground intallations. antenna and lead-in wire and other equipment for installation. BRITAIN BREAKS OFF MEXICAN RELATIONS from First Page.) Mexico ha-s striven in ail Its actions to demonstrate that on this occasion Mexico hajs only defended its dignity as a sovereign nation.” EXPLAINS CAUSE OF BSEAK. MacDonald Cheered for Action To ward Mexico. By the Associated Pres*. LONDON, June 19.’—Prime Minister MacDonald, in a statement to the House of Commons today, said the United States had made arrange ments by which the withdrawal of Herbert C. Cummins, the British charge des archives in Mexico City, from Mexico would be effected. Mr. MacDonald defended the action of Agent Cummins in connection with the safety and well being of a British subject, Mrs. Evans, and read the letters regarding which the Mexican government had complained. The premier declared the behaviour of the Mexican government, however regarded, had been inexcusable. This evoked cheers from the House. Mr. MacDonald indicated there would be a cancellation of the British mission under Sir Thomas Hohler, which was about to proceed to Mexico to make inquiries with a view to Great Britain's formal recog nition of the Mexican government. Canoe of Lettrn, Detailing the qyents leading up to the present relations of Great Brit ain with Mexico, the prime minister said that in April he decided to send the Hohler mission to Mexico in order to improve relations, and he informed the Mexican government that with the arrival of the mission Mr. Cum mins would be withdrawn, on May 13. The Mexican government replied that Mr. Cummins must be withdrawn im mediately owing to Insulting letters from him to the Mexican government. The letters were written, the premier said, because the government of Mexi co was trying to dispossess Mrs. Evans of her farm. The proceedings, as reported to him were irregular and illegal, the pre mier declared, and Mr. Cummins would have Keen lacking in perform ance of his duty if he had not made representations on her behalf. This brought cheers from the house. Holds Letters AU Right. Mr. MacDonald said he saw noth ing objectionable in the letters and remarked that if foreign offices ob jected to such communications there would soon be no diplomatic relations at all. After various attempts had been made to get the Mexican government to stay its hand, a message came to the foreign office last Saturday stat ing that if Mr. Cummins did not sur render himself the British legation would be broken Into on June 16. “The consul general was warned by me of the gravity of the step,” con tinued the premier, “and I made a final request to the government to take no further action until the’ ar rival of Sir Thomas Kohler's mission, which I was still prepared to send The next day I received a refusal and therefore requested the American government to arrange for the with drawal of Mr. Cummins and see to his safe conduct and take charge of the legation and the archives mean while. “I have just heard from the State Department in Washington that ar rangements for Mr. Cummins’ with drawal have been made. I hope I have made it clear that we have shown every desire to study Mexican susceptibilities compatible with the dignity of his majesty’s government and with the protection to which every British subject is entitled and must receive.” There were more cheers for this ex presslon by the premier. It was pronounced an nnquallfied success. , The transmission device is so adjusted that contact with the opera Is broken when an outside party calls a listening subscriber. Another feature is the combination of the microphones In such away that a unified tonal entity results, the volume of which is further strength ened by electrone pipes. The fact that the complicated Wag nerian opera “Walkyrle” was success fully transmitted, is considered proof that this system can compete with the radio. The inventor le the Minis terial Counsellor. Dr. Steidle, who is noted for his work lh connection with automatic telephony. ' k. BABY GIRL DESERTED IN HOTEL BEDROOM Month-Old Child Brought to City by Woman Registering From Hagerstown. Md. BALTIMORE BIRTH RECORD Police Trying to Locate Mother by Clothes Clues. A month-old girl baby was desert ed early this morning in one of the bedrooms of the Harrington Hotel here and a woman, apparently its mother, who brought the child to the hotel early In the evening, van ished. leaving the baby stranded in the middle of a big double bed to the care of whomsoever might find her. The woman registered at the hotel as Mrs. J. E. Carroll, Hagerstown, Md.. but detectives searching the bed room found torn up and thrown away Into a cuspidor a birth certificate issued by the Baltimore health de partment for Dorothy Eley, dated May 21, 1924, and the police of Wash ington and Baltimore have begun a search for the parents of the aban doned .waif. Find Baltimore Certificate. According to Dr. C. Hampson Jones, commissioner of health of Baltimore, the birth certificate recorded as C -65959 of Dorothy Eley shows her father and mother to be Hugh Eley and Eva Bridges Eley of 212 Frank lin street, Baltimore, but as yet the police have not been able to locate the couple. Baby .Dorothy, who is a picture of health and plump preftiness. was taken immediately to the Foundling Hospital. In the room was found a bag well stocked with clothing for the child, among which was found a University of Maryland pin, which the police are keeping as a clue. About 6:40 o’clock yesterday after noon, an hour after the severe storm, a young woman carrying the child and a leather handbag, accompanied by a young man, appeared at the hotel. The woman registered as Mrs. Carroll, and the man, saying he would see her later, left the hotel by a side entrance and disappeared. The woman was escorted to the room on the second floor, that being the last seen of her by hotel employes. Awakened by Cries. Edmund J. Brennan, manager of the hotel, was awakened by the cries of the hungry baby this morning about 12:30. He went on an investi gating tour, and the infant's demon stration of lung power made it an easy matter to locate the room from which the sounds came. There, lying on a big double bed, with a bottle of milk nearby, the manager found her. Lieut. Beckett of the first precinct and Policewoman Helen Stanberger were summoned. They took posses sion of the waif and effects left in the room, and soon had the little one in the hospital, where she was fed and put to sleep. The woman was described as being about twenty-eight years old. weights about 136 pounds, tali and slender, with light complexion and dark brown hair. She wore a dark blue skirt. light, tan waist, short, light coat, broad brim horse-hair hat and high black shoes. The woman's companion, about her age, also was tall and slender, dark complexion. black hair and side whiskers. He wore dark trouser*, Palm Beach coat and soft brown hat. The name of Mrs. J. K. Carrol! does not appear in the city directory at Ha gerstown or Baltimore, according to in formation received from those cities. GRIM WRANGEL ISLAND TO BE CLAIMED FOR U. S. (Continued from First Page.) rigors of an Arctic winter. Still, the party which established itseif on Wrangel three years ago, headed by Alan Crawford of Toronto, was well equipped, and of the four men and one Eskimo woman, the woman alone survived to greet Capt. Noice when the relief party landed last summer Crawford Milton Galle. of Texas, and Frederick Maurer of Ohio died In an attempt to reach Siberia across the ice pack, and Knight, an Oregonian, succumbed to scurvy in his hunger stricken camp on the island. If the Russians reach Wrangel before Capt Lane, the chances are that Wells and his Eskimos will be prisoners and their winter’s fur and ivory catch confiscated. Capt. Lane is instructed to continue occupation of the island if conditions warrant it. Whether he will leave another party Is problematical, but it is certain that he will leave.the Amer ican flag flying where the Canadian flag now flies. The Herman will also leave a memorial on the grave of Knight. (Copyright, 1924, is Tuited States. Great Bri tain. South America and Japan, by North American Newspaper Alliance. All richt* Reserved. Reproduction Prohibited.) BEAR TO WRAITOBL. Cutter Ordered to Seek Party of Fox Farmers. Orders went out from Washington today to the United States Coast Guard cutter Bear, in Alaskan wa ters, to proceed. If weather conditions permit, toward Wrangel Island, with a view to finding a party which went to the island to attempt fox farming, and which has not been heard from since last summer. The Bear is the oldest ship in the Coast Guard service, a veteran of many years, and was the vessel which touched at Wrangel Island years ago with a party of Americans, including the former commandant of the Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Reynolds. Coast Guard Ship Escapes Ice. NOME, Alaska, June 19. —The cut ter Bear of the United States coast guard, which Sunday was reported drifting through Bering Strait Into the Arctic Ocean in an ice pack, has freed herself and taken refuge be hind the Diomede Islands, said re ports today. A message from the Bear said she would re-enter Bering Sea when the ice permitted. Food Price Rise Continues Through City and Nation Food still is going up. The bu reau of labor statistics, govern ment agency reporting on figures relating to living costs and busi ness conditions, announced today that the cost of food to the ave rage family in Washington rose 1 per 'trent In the period between April 15 and May 15, 1924. In creases were shown in the same period in thirteen other cities, while thirty-eight cities showed decreases or no change in prices. Food prices in the Capital, how ever in May, 1924, were lower by 2 per cent than In May a year ago, forty of the fifty-one cities from which prices were obtained show ing a decrease last month as com pared with May a year ago. The Washington consumer, however, still paid prices for food 47 per cent higher than in 1912, with the largest Increase —50 per cent— over the pre-war year shown in Chicago. For the country as a whole eleven articles on which monthly prices are secured decreased, while twenty articles Increased In price and twelve showed no change. Dies at Home Here WBP!gP^I ~ ■ -j; . GEORGE A. MILLS. G. A. MILLS, MANAGER OF HOTEL HERE, DIES Conducted Burlington for Three Years—Long Resident of Washington. George A. Mills. 1800 Connecticut avenue, manager of the Burlington Hotel here, died yesterday following an illness of two days. Mr. Mills was well known in hotel circles through out the country and the National Capital. He was fifty-five years of age and had been manager of the Burlington Hotel for three years. Prior to that he was manager of the Highlands and Grafton hotels here and the White Sulphur Springs Hotel, in Vir ginia. Born in Baltimore, Mr. Mills en tered the hotel business as a young man. After occupying several posi tions he came to "Washington, where he has lived for thirty years. He was a Mason, though not a member of any Washington lodge. He is survived by his widow. Mrs. Dollie De Wolfe Mills; a sister, Mrs. Eliza Peace of Baltimore, and a brother. Harrington Mills. The funeral will take place tomor row afternoon at 2 o’clock from W. R. Speare’s undertaking parlors, 1208 H street. Interment will be in Rock Creek cemetery. ASKS MORSE ACQUITTAL IN LUMBER FRAUD CASE Attorneny Says No Evidence Has Been Entered Against Fortner Official. Attorney Frank J. Hogan, repre senting Ernest C. Morse, former di rector of sales of the War Depart ment and named as one of the al leged conspirators in the lumber case, today argued before Justice Bailey in Criminal Division 2 of the District Supreme Court a motion for a di rected verdict of acquittal as to his client. Mr. Hogan insisted that the government had not offered a word of evidence and had not made any contention to show that Morse at any time directly or indirectly profited by so much as one cent out of the lumber contract or had any private, business or social relations pf any kind with the contractors or with the concern which bought the govern ment lumber. In response to a suggestion from Justice Bailey yesterday the prose cution this morning pointed opt the evidence on which it will rely in opposition to the discharge of Morse and John Stephens, who was a part ner of John L. Philips in the con tract with the government. Counsel for the other defendants will argue for instructed verdicts as to each of their clients, and will present other motions to strike out certain portions of the record. FLYERS REACH BANGKOK. Army Airmen Make One Stop From Saigon. By Ibe Associated Press. _ BANGKOK, Siam, June 18.—The United States Army aviators en gaged in a flight around the world arrived here at 4 o’clock Wed nesday morning from Saigon, French Indo-China. They made one stop on the way. BAND CONCERTS. Tonight at Mount Alto Vet erans’ Hospital, at 6:80 o’clock, by the United States Army Band. W. J. Stannard, director. March, "Admiral Farragut,” Losey Overture, “Ruebezahl'*. .Flotow Popular ballads, (a) "Hula Lou” Tellen and Ager (b) "Twelve o’clock at Night,” Hose, Ruby and Hindman Ballet music from “William Tell” Rossini (a) Allegretto. (b) Bolero. (c) March and Soldiers’ Cho rus. Fox trots, (a) “Big Boy,” Tellen and Ager (b) “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More” Hall Valse de Concert. "L'Estudlantlna”. .Waldteufel Favorite melodies from "The Red Mill’ Herbert Song Hits of 1924 (a) "Jealous,” Little, Maine and Finch (b) "Maybe She’ll Write Me” Snyder and Ahlert Morceau characteristic for clarinet, "The Golden Blonde” Eilenberg March, “The Screamer”. .Jewell “The Star Spangled Banner." Tonight at 7:30 o’clock at Du pont Circle, by the United States Marine Band, William H. Santel mann, leader; Taylor Branson, second leader. March, “Loyal Comrades.” Blankenburg Overture, “Euryanthe". ..Weber Serenade, “Midsummer Night’s Dream” Albenia Selection, "The Serenade,” Herbert ’’Praeludium” Jarnefelt Walt*, "Artist's Life”.. .Strauss Tone poem, ’’Finlandia.’’ Sibelius “The Star Spangled Banner.” Tomorrow evening by the United States Soldiers' Home Band at bandstand at 6;45 o’clock. John S. M. Zltnmer mann, bandmaster. March, "Flag of Victory.” Von Blon Overture, "Lurllne” Wallace Descriptive, "English Military Tattoo” Rogan Synopsis—Brand tattoo will commence by the buglers sounding "First Post”: drum and fife will then play a quickstep, “Gun Fire”; "Tattoo.” gun, signal call, assembly march; trumpets sound "Grand Tattoo’’; “Creation Hymn” (Beeth oven). call to prayer, even ing hymn, "Abide With Me”: order arms; ‘‘Lights Out,” “Rule, Britannia,” "Last Post.” Scenes frot* domic opera “The Bohemian Girl” (requested), Balfe Fox trot, popular, “Shine” (re quested) Ford Dabney Concert waltz, “Invitation to the Dance” Von Weber Finale, “Where the Lazy Daisies Grow” Frlen “The Star Spangled Banner.” TWO KILLED, 5 HURT IN DAKOTA TORNADO Piopcrty Lost Put at $500,000 in Wind-Swept Region—Homes. Barns, Office Building Hit. RAINFALL SETS RECORD Inch and Quarter Falls During Thirty-Minute Storm. By the Associated Press. DICKINSON, N. D., June 19 —Two persons are dead, five seriously in jured, several others with minor in juries and a property loss in Dicklason and surrounding communities esti mated at half a million dollars as the result of a tornado which swept this section shortly after 4 p.m. Wednes day. The storm struck at an estimated velocity of ninety miles an hour, sweeping streets and dwellings clean before it. Virtually every business block in the city was damaged. All electric light and power wires are down and telephone service badlv demoralized. Many barns were blown down and hundreds of trees uprooted Meager reports reaching here from outlying districts indicated that great damage was done in all directions i eiejrraph und telephone poles along the Northern Pacific right-of-way be*- tween Dickinson and Bellield. twenty five miles west, fell across the track, holding up traffic several hours. At S°uth ** eart * an intermediate point and in Belfield, heavy dama re was re ported to the buildings. Storm Extend* to .Montana. The storm extended west to Glen dive, Mont. Considerable damage in this territory was reported Damage to crops Is believed to be heavy in these localities. Fear was expressed that later re ports would bring word of more loss of life, a* the storm is thought to be the severest in the history of western North Dakota. Prom there the tor nado swung abruptly south. An inch and a quarter of rain fell during the storm, which lasted thim minutes. ClendbnrM for Minnesota. ST, PALL, Minn., June 19.—Sweep ing down from the Dakotas a sever* 5 wind, rain and electrical storm struck Minnesota early today. The down pour approached the proportions of a cloudburst. Wire communication disrupted. PARTY ORGANIZED. REDS DEFEATED AT • ST. PAUL SESSION (Continued from First Page ) Organization of a political part' representing the interests of work ers and farmers was declared tlv only method by which this conditioi might be changed. Would End Exploiting. "The Farmer-Labor party declares its purpose to take over the govern ment in the interest of the farmer and workers and end exploitation o: the producing classes,” said the docu ment. Public ownership was advocated o r “nationalized industries.” includinc mines, power plants anu transporta tion. The Organization of workers to manage such industries was also ad vocated. "We demand repeal of the federal reserve and banking acts, and in plac thereof declare for government ownership and operation of all bank ing institutions,” was a plank which brought a yell of approval. Under "organization of labor.” the platform advocated protection to the right of workers to organize union abolition of injunctions, and declared against “use of military forces against workers.” A federal law for the eight-hour day and federal amendments to pre vent child labor and to provide gen eral compulsory education were ad vocated. Other social legislation fa vored included minimum wags acts, old age pensions and insurance, the funds for which would be raised by profit, inheritance and income taxes. Compensation for prospective. moUk ers was favored. - Under “farmers’ program the plat form advocated legislation for "loons to farmers in distress without interest to government or banking institutions, and to finance and insure the products of the land.” "Public ownership of the means or marketing farm products” was linked with this. Equality for Negroes. The platform also declared for “abolition of racial restrictions” and giving the negro equality at the polls. Under “foreign relations," the plat form called for immediate recognition of the soviet government in Russia, a declaration which caused a big demon stration of approval. It also declared for immediate independence of the Philippines. Porto Rico and other in sular possessions of the United States. In connection with this, the docu ment demanded removal of marines from Santo Domingo and Haiti, and the right of those countries and Nica ragua and Cuba to govern their own affairs. “The absolute non-interference in any other country for the purpose of safeguarding investments or collecting debts of the financial interests." was the final plank. ATTITUDE UNCHANGED. La Follette Has Not Been in Com munication With St. Paul. Senator La Follette has authorized no one to communicate with the pro moters of the national Farmer-Labor- Progressives convention, now in ses sion at St. Paul, “nor concerned him self In any manner with its proceed ing*.” Robert M. La Follette, jr.. said in a statement issued today on behalf of his father. “There Is nothing to be added to the statement contained in Senator La Toi lette's letter to Attorney General Ekern, in which his position was com pletely and emphatically stated re garding the St. Paul convention." the statement said. "Since the Ekern let ter was published Senator La Follette has authorized no one to communicate with the promoters of that convention nor concerned himself in any manner with Its proceedings.” DEGREES ARE AWARDED. The eighteenth commencement of the Riley School of Chiropractic and Allied Sciences was held at the Play house, 18X4 N street northwest, last night, when twenty-seven candidates for the degree of doctor and philoso pher of cniropractlc were awarded diplomas. Representative B. J. Lowrv of Mis sissippi made the principal' address. Invocation was given by Rev. Joseph T. Herson. The address of welcome was made by Edgar H. Fortney, pres ident of the class. Dr. C. Richard Smith, dean of the school, presided and presented diplomas to the fol lowing: Omer L. Arbuckle, Josephine Liewella Bliss-Bates, Carrie Bodmrr Chiswell, H. Emmett Corrick, Charles F. Duff. Agnes GuAson, Rose B. Forte. Madge Forte. Edgar H. Fortney, Mat tle N. Gideon. W. D. Havens. S. M. Hill, Robert H. Johnson. Eugene M. Langdon, Lois Lyerla. Anne Malonty. Kenneth Davies Marks, Roy Mead. Jane C. Mitchell. John Welford Payne. Rllla Marie Payne, Myrle J. Roberts, Benjamin William Reed, Arthur L. Simpson, Harbld Daniel. Turnbach. Lawrence J. Voitk and Lorie Gene vieve Yeager.