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Decal thundershowers tonight or tomorrow; not so warm tomorrow. Temperature for twenty-four hours ended at 2 p.m. today; Highest, 92. at noon today. Lowest. 73. at 5:30 a.m. today. Full report on page 7. Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 28 NOO 07(1 Entered as second class matter O. -«L— •U. post office Washington, D. C. LEAGUE ENTRANCE PLANK TABOO, SAY DEMOCRACY CHIEFS Zealous Advocacy of 1920 to Be Soft-Pedaled for Stra tegic Reasons, Is Plan. TURN G.O.P. RASCALS OUT, WILL BE LUNG EXERCISER Five or Six Days’ Limit Put on Convention by Some Progressive Observers. BY G. GOULD M.YTOLX, Stall C<, .-respondent of The Star. NEW YORK, June 20. —Thumbs down on a league of nations plank In the Democratic national platform to be adopted by the national con vention. This is the firm determina tion of a sufficient number of the party leaders to make it effective. The Democrats are' in a difficult position, it is admitted, over this matter of the league of nations. In the first place, the league was the child of the brain of the last Demo cratic President. In the second place, in the platform adopted by the party In convention four years ago in San Francisco, the Democrats went on record unequivocally as favoring the entrance of the United States into the league. That platform said, in part: Plank Favored In 1920. "We advocate the immediate rati fication of the treaty (of Versailles) without reservations which would im pair its essential integrity; but do not oppose the acceptance of any reservations making clearer or more specific the obligations of the United States to the league associates." Gov. Cox of Ohio, the Democratic nominee for President in 1920, and put forward by ihe Ohio delegation now as its candidate for the nomina tion. made a campaign in which he stressed particularly the league issue. But Gov. Cox was snowed under an avalanche of 7,000,000 votes. How to be consistent, how to save appearances and at the same time to avoid the antagonism which a new , demand for entrance of the United j States into the league would bring j is the problem of the Democrats. The platform undoubtedly will speak ad miringly ot the league, but it is said «fi'h»ghi«wi.Uw»riiy it win nut propose entrance into that orgaFTzatlonr ■ Will Crltlxe G. O. P. Stand. If any proposal regarding the ultimate entrance of the United States Into the league Is made it will be on vastly diffident terms than those pro posed a few years ago. The foreign relations plank ot the ! Democratic platform no doubt will criticizfie the foreign policy of the Republican administration as futile and unconclusi ve. There will be criticism, too, for the failure of the Republican administration and the Republican Senate to provide for the adherence of the United States to the world court. A stronger stand for such adherence to the court 'will be proposed than that contained in the Republican platform. Senator Swanson of Virginia, rank ing Democratic member of the foreign | relations committee and prospective | Chairman of that committee should ; the Democrats win control of the | Senate, was influential in forcing a ! showdown in the foreign relations I committee in the last few weeks of I the session of Congress just closed. I He will have a hand in the drafting | of the foreign relations plank here. Domestic Issues to Fore. In the opinion of Democratic lead- ] ers, however, the campaign is going to be made on domestic rather than foreign issues. The Democrats will harp on economy, reduction of taxes, failure to bring about lower freight rates or the improvement of the agri cultural conditions, and very largely on the alleged rascality in office of Republicans. They do not intend, if possible, to allow the Republicans to draw them into the position of advocating en trance into the league of nations now. There are strong advocates of the league of nations in the party still. They are making a fight for recognition of the league in the party platform, and will continue to do so. But the Democrats are out to win the coming election if it can be done, and they are not going to jeopardize their chances if they can avoid it. Candidates, near candidates and others whose lightning rods are up "in hopes" are fast gathering here. They are as by their presence here as they were conspicu ous by their absence in the late Re publican affray in Cleveland. Mc- Adoo. Gov. Al Smith. Senator Under wood, John W. Davis, Gov. Davis of Kansas and others are either already here or will be here in jterson when the big show opens. There’s no doubt It, the presence of candidates adds to the interest. Two Davises in Field. With two Davises in the field for the presidential nomination, their boosters are having a little difficulty getting them differentiated. John W., who hails from West Virginia and New York, was former solicitor gen eral of the United States, member of the House and ambassador to the court of St. James and is usually re ferred to here as plain “Davis." The Kansas governor, on the, other hand, is denominated ‘‘Jonathan M.” "Brother Jonathan” he undoubtedly will be called if he should land the nomination. No more earnest booster for Gov. Al Smith has arrived in these parts than Howard Everett of St. Paul, Democratic national committeeman for the state of Minnesota. “Give us Al Smith as the head of the ticket and the Democrats will carry Minnesota, no matter whether Da Follette heads a third ticket or not." says Mr. Everett today. On the first ballot Mlniffisota’s twenty-four delegates, who come to the conven tion uninstructed, will give Smith 18 votes, Davis 1 and McAdoo 5, ac cording to Mr. Everett. Belittles St, Paul Session, Mr. Everett thinks very little of the ,“red" convention which has been in session in his home town for several days. He admits that Gov. Smith’s alleged “wetness" will be a help to him In Minnesota. Many of Ifie peo (Continued on Page 2, Column WILSON’S ‘LAST POLITICAL TO BE PRESSED ON DEMOCRACY Document Calls for League and World Court Mem bership, Liberal Dry Law , Tax , Tariff and Freight Rale Cuts. By (he Associated Press. BALTIMORE,- Md, June 20.—A copyrighted dispatch from a staff cor respondent at New York to the Balti more Sun today says that “Woodrow Wilson’s last political will and testa ment"—a document of party principle and policy—is to be laid by a group of his followers before the members of the resolutions committee when the time comes to write the Demo cratic platform. The “memorandum,” as.it is called, takes this position on foreign rela tionships; "Straightout ,and straightforward membership or the United States in the league of nations and an aban donment of a ‘farcical’ policy of ‘un official observation.’ “Adherence of this nation to the permanent International Court of BITTER FIGHTS LOOM BEFORE DEMOCRATS Nominee Contest to Be Vigorous. But Religion and Liquor Are Dangerous Issues. DAVIS TALK GAINS SPEED McAdoo, if Beaten, Seen Likely to Name Candidate. BY X. O. MESSENGER. Staff Correspondent of The Star. | NEW YORK. June CO.—You are not j likely to get any thrills out of this I Democratic national convention for I several days—ir. fact, not until the ; nominations are made and balloting j for the presidency has begun and ! progressed through the preliminary process of "shaking out" the favorite sons. Between now and next Thursday or Friday you will hear iterated and reiterated these statements: That it is the field against McAdoo; that all other potential and prospective candidates are engaged in an alli ance to destroy him and then scrap among themselves over the loot—that is to say. the nomination prize; that the first big fight will come over the Ku Klux Klan plunk and over the suggested abolishment of the two thirds rule: that Gov. Alfred E. Smith M regarded by most of the big Demo- j cratic leaders as not having the ghost of a chance son the nomination be cause of his "wet" attitude and on account of religious prejudice. The dominating element in the Democratic party is composed of delegates from the south —not numerically, but in fluentially— and the south is "dry" and I’rotestant. That the outlook is against any overt attack on the Klan, oecause me southern and western delegates are afraid to countenance it. ft will be "pussyfooted and "sidestepped." Religious Fight Keen. That a regrettable and bitter re ligious controversy is likely to be precipitated, beneath the surface, fol lowing the determination of Boss Brennan of Illinois and the adherents of Goy. Smith to demand an un equivocal anti-Klan plank. Now, if 1 wrote you a two-column story I could not put the situation more clearly before you as it stands this Friday morning than I have stated it in these few paragraphs. You need not look forward to being very much surprised or shocked upon picking up the paper until the hour arrives when the reading clerk of the convention, starting the call of states on the nomination, drones out ‘•Ala bama." Shortly after htat you will be gin to get your thrills, “good and plenty.” Delegates Excited. It is curious to note the state of interest and anxiety that marks the delegations as they arrive. They come in "all het up" with eagerness as if something surely must have happened since the train crossed the Susquehanna, they hunt up Chairman Hill. Norman Mack, Urey Woodson, or their own national committeeman or (Continued on Page 4, Column 2.) CANDLER,SMUES WIFE FOR DIVORCE Petition Filed Yesterday—Charges Cruelty—Couple Married Year Ago. By the Associated Press, ATLANTA, June 20.—Asa G. Candler. sr„ Atlanta capitalist, has brought suit for a divorce from his wife, Mrs. May Little Candler. The papers al leged cruel treatment. The divorce petition was filed in the Fulton Coun ty superior court late yesterday and became public today. Mr. Candler, the millionaire founder of Coca-Cola, was married to Mrs. May Little Ragin, a public stenog rapher in the Candler building, one year ago. After a honeymoon trip to northern cities the capitalist installed his bride in the palatial Candler home in the exclusive Druid Hills resi dential section of Atlanta. Before his second marriage Mr. Candler was sued for $500,000 for breach of promise by Mrs. Onezima de Bouchel. New Orleans beauty and society ,leader. This case resulted in a verdict for Mr. Candler, the trial taking place after his marriage to Mrs. Ragin. Some months ago Atlanta's social and business circles were startled by the announcement of Chief of Police J. L. Beavers that Mrs. Candler and two Atlanta business men. W. J. Stoddard and G. W. Keeling, had been arrested in a raid on a fashionable apartment house in the north side residential section while they were sitting around a table on which reposed a bottle, partly filled with liquor. When the cases were tried the charges were dismissed. About this time Mrs, Candler, ac cording to accepted reports, moved from the palatial residence In the Druid Hills section to the home ot her mother. The plaintiff In the divorce action is one of the best known men in the south. He is about seventy-two years of age and built the Candler fortune from Coca-cola. He has five children .by a former marriage. She Munim Sfatf. yy J V V WITH SUNDAY MOKNING EDITION Vw/ Justice under the auspices of the league and with no nullifying reser vations." Domestic Policies Defined. On domestic matters the former President and his political associates agreed upon these policies; "A liberal attitude toward prohi bition, but with law enforcement whatever the law may be. “Revision downward of federal tax ation as radically and a's rapidly as the state of the Treasury will permit. "Careful and scientific revision downward of the tariff to promote foreign trade and to prevent the ex ploitation of the many for the ag grandizement of the few. “Relief for the farmer by granting to him additional credit when needed. "Re-examination of the whole transportation problem by Congress (Continued on Page 4, Column 2.) U. S. NOTE SCORED BY JAPANESE PRESS Hughes Reply on Immigration Is sue Disappoints and Angers Many Editors. “FIGHT TO END,” CRY RAISED United States Charged With Evasion of Real Question. By fhc AasociatM Preju*. TOKIO. June 20.—Disappointment and bitterness mark*the editorials in the vernacular newspapers on the re ply of the United States to the Japa nese protest against the exclusion legislation of the American Congress. The comment ranges between the re strained articles of the soberer jour nals to the denunciation of America by the jingo papers. The Asahi says the Japanese are not satisfied with the reply, which “evades the real issue—racial dis crimination." The Kokumin says “the Japanese nation now expects the government to reorient its foreign policy in view of Japan's altered international po sition as a result of exclusion.” Fight to End Demanded. The Yoroza says the only thing left is to leave the question thus unset tled. The jingoistic Yamato declares; “The note is filled with sophistry from beginning to end. This injus tice is intolerable. It is the duty of the Japanese people to fight it tis the end.” The Jiji Shlmpo thinks "America has merely wasted thousands of words. The reply is a complete dis appointment to Japan. If the United States had been genuinely sincere she would not have indulged in empty theoretical arguments.” The Cliugai Shogyo calls the note sophistry, "an empty profession of friendship; it shows fine words, but a false heart." Under the heading “Not a Real Re ply" the Nichi Nichi savs perhaps "it is better to drop the matter here, since the reply shows that the United States will not really answer the real points raised by Japan.” AIMS TO STOP AGITATION. Tokio Chamber of Commerce Prom ises “Proper Measures.’’ SAN FRANCISCO. June 20—Dis patches representing an anti-Amer ican movement in Japan as a result of the adoption of the exclusion clause of the immigration act are greatly exaggerated, according to a cablegram from Raita Fujiyama, president of the Tokio chamber of commerce and of the associated chambers of commerce of Japan, re ceived by the Japanese chamber of commerce office of San Francisco. The cablegram was in reply to one from the San Francisco body, which said: "Any anti-American agitation In Japan incited by unrestrained excite ment cannot help but have undesir able effects upon trade between Japan and America. Moreover, no act of protest, unless inspired by high pur pose and friendly spirit, can hope to relieve the unfortunate situation of the Japanese residents in the United States. “At such a time the entire nation should maintain the traditional atti tude of dignity and control to bring about a proper solution of the deli cate problem." The reply said: "It is deeply re gretted that dispatches reporting an anti-American movement in Japan are greatly exaggerated. We are in thorough agreement with the views expressed in your telegram and are now considering the proper measures to be adopted to meet the situation.” FLYERS FORCED DOWN. Portuguese Hurt at Chinese Ter minus of Long Flight. By (he Associated Press. HONGKONG. April 20.—The two Portuguese aviators, Lieuts. Beiros and Paes, were injured slightly in a forced landing, when they completed their Lisbon to Macao flight this after noon. They passed over Macao and at 2 o’clock landed at Shamchun, on the frontier of the British new leased territory. Lieut. Pacts was bruised and the machine slightly damaged. The avia tors. finding a landing at Macao inrr practicable because of bad weather, had planned to continue to Canton. Ignition trouble, however, caused a sudden change in their plans. ' DRY DRIVE PLANNED. Agents to Halt New York Conven tion Liquor Flow. NEW YORK, June 20.—Special plans to suppress the sale of alcoholic liquors in New York during the Democratic national convention will he announced tomorrow. Palmer Can field, prohibition director, said today. Roy A. Haynes, prohibition commis sioner, and E. C. Yellowley, chief prohibition agent, ■will arrtve tonight with scores of agents from other cities. New York will not be entirely dry. said Mr. Canfield, since "no combina tion of agents could dry up New York in a day or a year, but It is hoped to reduce the traffic in liquor to as low point as possihlAi- - - ; j WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1924-FORTY-SIX PAGES. * GASSED SENATORS QUIT RHODE ISLAND. SAYING irSUNSAFE Five Members Demand Gov ernor Assure Protection Be fore They’ll Return. G. 0. P. BACKS TRADITION, DEMOCRATS COMPLAIN Bitter Rivalry Between “Early Set tlers” and ’’Newcomers" Seen Cause of Strife. By thr Associated Press. PROVIDENCE, R. 1.. June 20.—As a result of the flooding with poison ous gas of the Senate chamber yes terday and the collapse of five sena tors, the Republican senators an nounced through the state central committee today that they were leav ing the state and would not sit in the Senate chamber until means were taken to protect them. “This is an honest-to-goodness fight against mob rule and mob violence." William C. Pelkey. chairman of the Republican state central committee, said. “We are not going to give in until we arc assured that the Re publican senators will not have their lives endangered. Until the executive head of this state and the lieutenant governor are willing to carry out their duties and preserve order in the state house the Republican senators will refuse to attend sessions here" Mr. Pelkey said that “well known thugs" were constantly circulating among the spectators at the senate sessions. He announced that the Republican senators would remain beyond the reach of legal process until Gov. Flynn and Lieut. Gov. Felix A. Toupin. presiding officer of the senate, agreed to have all unau thorized persons ejected from the chamber and corridors. I nnisr to Return. “it would seem to me unwise." the statement read in part, "for any of the Republican senators to return to the senate today. The result would almost undoubtedly be that many would be injured and perhaps some persons killed, particularly if the Re publican senators attempted in any way to participate, in the proceed ings." The ’ senate has been deadlocked since last January over the refusal of the Republican majority to vote favorably upon a measure for a popu lar referendum on a constitutional convention. The lieutenant governor, a Democrat, refrained from recog nizing Republicans from the floor and the Democratic minority has filibust ered and used other obstructive tac tics. There are seventeen democrats in the senate as against twenty-two Re publicans and as twenty constitutes a quorum, it was considered probable that the Democrats would be unable to do more today than continue the recess which was declared yesterday. Sven Xn Danger. "The Republicans have run out of the state to get beyond the power of the law." said Senator John J. Mi- Grane. Democratic senator from Providence, in answer to Mr. Pelkey s statement ’They’re just waiting for things to calm down.’” Senator John Barry. Democratic leader of the Senate, said that Mr. Pel key’s assertion that the lives of Republicans would be in danger was “preposterous." T’hey’ve got fifteen deputy sheriffs in the chamber and a force of police men across the hall." he said. "How can they be in damger?" OLD AND NEW IN CLASH. Tradition Backed by Republicans; Modernism by Democrats. By (on sol id a led Press. PROVIDENCE. June 20.—The tight little state of Rhode Island is rock ing today in the throes of the great est political upheaval it ever knew, and the predominant issue is whether or not it shall remain a tight little state. Boiled down to its essentials, the scandal of the statehouse—which reached Its height yesterday when a Democratic filibuster of two days and two nights was brought to a tempo rary halt by the release of an im promptu poison gas bomb, which laid out an undetermined number of sena tors—is a death struggle between the “early settlers” and the later comers The early settlers —the real old "New England Yankee stock"—are the power behind the Republican party in Rhode Island. The original early settlers, of course, have long since been gathered into the arms of their fathers. But they have handed down their farms and their tradi (Continued on Page 2, Column 2.) STONE TAKINGUP GASOLINE INQUIRY Reported Violations of Law Topic Scheduled for Conference With State Officials. Attorney General Stone announced today be expects to confer with at torneys general of several states early in July to go over the whole oil and gasoline situation. The ques tion of anti-trust law violations is expected to be taken up, although Mr. Stone declined to say what course of action was under consideration. Board’s Inquiry to Be Summarised. The Attorney General has directed that members of his staff compile a summary of the gasoline report cov ering the investigation by the Fed eral Trade Commission, made at the request of the President. The De partment of Justice also has made a study, but its Investigation was di rected more especially toward ascer taining "whether there hae been a violation by the several Standard Oil Companies of the dissolution decree of ISll.’U Price Movements Watched. Mr. Stone declared much informa tion bearing on price movements and other conditions in the oil industry has been collected by thte depart ment, and he hopes to consolidate the results of all inquiries. • Some members of the Attorney General’s staff have expressed the belief that grounds for price main tenance laws have been found both by the Federal Trade Commission and by the Department of Justice, al though companies involved remain disclosed. _ _ _ _ ANOTHER LIFE-SAVING PARACHUTE DROP. GOLF LINKS FIGHTERS FACE CLUB’S INQUIRY Senator Robinson Knocks Dr. Mitchell to Ground at Chevy Chase Course. DISPUTED RIGHT OF WAY Versions of Controversy by Eye witnesses Differ. Prompt and decisive action will be taken by the board of governors of the Chevy Chase Club next Monday after it has considered statements of the two principals in a fist fight yesterday be tween Senator Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas, who is mentioned as a Demo cratic candidate for the presidency, and Dr. James F. Mitchell, nationally known surgeon, on the twelfth lee of the golf course of the exclusive club on Con necticut avenue. During the fight Dr. Mitchell was struck In the eye by Senator Robinson, according to witnesses of the affair, be fore friends of both participants sepa rated them. Statements were being prepared by both Senator Robinson and Dr. Mitchell today for presentation to the board of governors of the club Monday. The statements of the principals in the af fair will be supplemented by state ments from other members of the two golf matches. Senator Going <o New York. Dr. Mitchell was playing with Col. Edward Clifford, former undersecre tary of the Treasury, and his son. Senator Robinson was playing with Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana. Senator John B. Kendrick of Wyo ming and Senator Andreius Jones of New Mexico. Senator Robinson and Senator Walsh plan to leave Wash ington tomorrow for New York, to at tend the Democratic convention, which starts in that city next Tues day. Postponement of consideration by the board of the altercation may be asked by the principals, and when the mattcr comes up the unusual situa tion may be presented of the chief prosecutor in the Teapot Dome in quiry appearing for a fellow senator in defense of his actions on a private golf course involving a question of golf etiquette. No such incident has ever before occurred on the course of the Chevy- Chase Club, nor anywhere else about Washington, so far as old members of the golf clubs could recall today. Roblnaou la Heaviest. Senator Robinson and Dr. Mitchell are both fifty-two years of age. Sena tor Robinson weighs nearly 200 pounds, while Dr. Mitchell weighs 30 or 40 pounds less. The first blow was struck by Sena tor Robinson, according to friends of Dr Mitchell, while the latter had one hand in his pocket and was lean ing on the grip of his golf club with the other. Dr. Mitchell was knocked over a bench on the twelfth tee and Senator Robinson fell on top of him. The bad feeling started on the eleventh hole of the Chevy Chase Club course, where Senators Walsh and Kendrick had lost their balls, the former in the rough beyond the green and the latter in the ditch guarding the green. Senators Rob inson and Jones were on the green. Abrupt Reply Alleged. Dr. Mitchell, waiting to play his approach shot, called, “Lost ball?’ He got no reply. He again called. "Have you lost a ball? If so. we have the right to go through.” Senator Walsh thereupon waved Dr Mitchell and his match through. Senator Robinson, however, who was on the putting green, is quoted as saying, “Shut up, and wait until we are ready." In the meantime Senator Kendrick aiso approached the green, while Dr. Mitchell and his party wait ed until the three senators had putt ed out. They then finished out }* e hole and went to the twelfth tee, the three senators having joined Senator Walsh »n lookrtr for W. balL The members of the Mitchell three some were getting ready todrive from the twelfth tee when Senator Kendrick walked over and became engaged In conversation with Col. Clifford, whom he knew. Dr. Mitchell told Senator Kendrick, according to the story of his friends, that he was sorry if he had pushed them, but that there were two open holes In front of them and that golf etiquette permitted them to go through. Sena tor Robinson then came up, the story goes and said: “You shut up and go on and play; you have been inso lent all the way around.” and re peated. “Go on and play.” Versions of Fight Differ. Different stories are told of what occurred from then on. The version of Dr. Mitchell’s friends has it that Senator Robinson walked over to the . .cCpntlnuc4-on £k4ft-3. .Column 64 . White Indian Discovery Branded “Shameful Hoax? by Dr, Hrdlicka Says Scientific Evidence Entirely Lacking in Support of Claim. Individuals Are Albinos Without Pigments in Blood , He Holds. Dr. Ales Hrdlicka. head of the di vision of anthropology of the National Museum here and one of the fore most physical anthropologists in the world, said today that the alleged discovery of a tribe of white Indians in the jungles of Panama by an ex pedition from the University of Syra cuse is impossible. Dr. John L. Baer, an associate of Dr. Hrdlicjia, was a member of the expedition and perished in the jungles. “I am disgusted with the whole affair." said Dr. Hrdlicka. "The pub lic should be warned. There is not a ebit of scientific evidence to back up the claim. There can be none. If the expedition is bringing back white Indians they will be Albinos." Dr. Hrdlicka went on to explain that white Indians are by no means rare in some tribes. The Hopis. for example, continually produce white members. Dr. J. Walter Fewkes of the bureau of American ethnology, who made a deep study of the Hopis late in the last century, said one of 2 GROCERY BANDITS GET 10-YEAR TERMS Blundon and Bradley Go to Peni tentiary—Reidy Gets Year at Occoqnan. Earl Blundon. thirty-two years old, and Le Roy Bradley, twenty-seven, two of the four men who held up the employes of the Piggly Wiggly store on Lincoln road March 24 last, were sentenced today by Justice Bailey in Criminal Division 2 to serve ten years each in the penitentiary. Den nis Reidy. twenty-one, w’as sent to Occoquan for one year, Joseph Nally, the fourth man, who is regarded as one of the ringleaders, has not been apprehended. Marvin L. Cleaton and John I. Starnes, employes of the Piggly Wig gly, were carrying 113.847 in a satchel, in an automobile, to the principal office of the company, when an automobile containing the four bandits crowded their car against the curb. Blundon and Nally, with a pis tol, demanded the satchel containing the money. The bandit car then was rapidly driven away. ConfeMirß After Arrest. Bradley was arrested a week later and confessed. His share of the loot was recovered at his home, on the Po tomac River in Virginia. Reidy and Blundon were located in New York, and much of their share of the plunder recovered. Justice Bailey sent Charles Norris to the penitentiary for four years. He was charged with two violations of the anti-narcotic act and was given four years in each case, to run concurrently. James Owens and Samuel Jones, both colored, were given terms of three years each in the penitentiary. Owens was accused of dope peddling and Jones of housebreaking. Samuel E. Barton, charged with false pre tenses, was send to prison for eight een months. Terms at Occoquan were imposed by Justice Bailey on Charles Turner, housebreaking, one year; Thomas E. Fontaine and Arthur Carson, nar cotic violations, six months. A sentence of two years the penitentiary was given to John W. Munsey on a charge of white slavery. He was placed on probation. Freed in Husband’s Death. FLORENCE, S. C„ June 20.—Mrs. George E. Siskron was acquitted by a jury here today of murdering her husband, a prominent farmer of Pal metto, on May 31. The jury was out twenty-five minutes. Mrs. Siskron, who admitted shoot ing her husband, pleaded self-defense. Mrs. Rosa Barnett, her sister, who was arraigned with her, was released yesterday when the presiding Judge directed a Bfft guilt/ verdict In her oaapa . j “From Press to Home fPithin the Hour** The Star's carrier system covers every city_ block and the regular edi tion is delivered to Washington homes as fast as the papers are printed. DR.'ALBS HRDMCKA. the most prominent of the Hopi snake prieses had a rather excep tionally white skin, blue eyes with a pinkish appearance and very light hair. • "These are pure Indians.” Dr., Hrdlicka says. "They eould not easily he mistaken for white men. ]t is shameful that such a thing could be put over on the public." -A tribe of albinos, according to (Continued on Page 2,~Column 1.) MELLON IS CALLED AS MEANS’ WITNESS Will Be Questioned With Office Aid on Whisky Deal Out lined in Court. By the Associate)) Press. CW AORK. June 20.—Subpoenaes tvere issued today requiring the pres ence of Secretary of the Treasury Mellon and his secretary. Arthur Six smith, at the trial of Gaston B. Means and Elmer W. Jarnecke. in federal court here next Tuesday. Means, former agent of the Depart ment of Justice, and Jarnecke, his secretary, are being tried before Fed eral Judge Wolverton and a jury on charges of conspiracy to violate the prohibition law through the withdrawal of liquor. The names of Secretary Mellon and Sixsmith were brought into the testi mony on AVednesday by John W. Hubbard of Trenton, X. J. He testi fied that he had had an opportunity to buy whisky obtained through spe cial government connections from the Thompson distillery warehouses at Brownsville. Pa. Through Frank I>. Saupp, an automobile dealer, Hub bard said he had paid $15,000 to Charles W. Johnson, who was ne gotiating directly with Means. Says Mellon Was Surprised. Hubliard testified that the plan failed and that he did not get his money back. He said he then had lunch with Sixsmith, who urged him to complain to Secretary Mellon. He said he did so, telling Mr. Mellon of the part played by Means in the at tempted transaction. The Secretary replied. Hubbard said, that he was “surprised that a government official would do anything like that." At Mr. Mellon's suggestion, the wit ness said, affidavits to charges were made before Internal Revenue Com missioner Blair. The government rested its case against Means and Jarnecke after Special Prosecutor Todd had called as witnesses three telephone opera tors, who identified slips covering phone calls by Jarnecke to Means from a Pittsburgh hotel to one In this city. Thomas W. Felder, Means’ counsel, said he desired to question Secretary Mellon and Sixsmith concerning Hubbard’s testimony. After Judge Wolverton had denied a motion to dismiss the indictment. Felder made his opening address, as serting that he expected to prove that all the acts attributed to Means and Jarnecke were in the line of their duty as Department of Justice in vestigators, and that the indictment of Means and his dismissal from the government’s service was instigated by a high government official. “Wo expect to show," Felder said, “that gigantic liquor violations were uncovered by them in this country and that some of the most distin guished men In this country were connected either directly or indirectly yi th thwis -violation a■» Yesterday’s Circulation, 95,053 aooai bonus APPLICATIONS TO BE ISSUED TOMORROW Blanks Distributed to All Parts of Nation to Be Given Out Simultaneously. POINTS OF DISTRIBUTION IN CAPITAL ARE NAMED Veterans Urged to File Records Carefully—Large Force Mar shaled for Work. Six million soldier bonus applica tion blanks will be placed in the hands of the world war veterans to | morrow, with .',000,000 additional to ; be distributed within the next week. The blanks, which have been groins I out of Washington to far points' of i the country since last Monday will j be made available simultaneously to ■ morrow at all places reached, includ ing Washington. This announcement was made to day by Maj. Gen. Robert C. Davis the adjutant general of the Armj, who is distributing ass blanks for the Army, Navy and marines. Postal i authorities and officials of the gov j ernment printing office have been active in the huge distribution pro | gram. j At the same time, it was learned | from many sources that the govern i ment machine, which has been pre- I paring to handle the bonus is all I ready to take care of the first work } to be done in the flood of applica : tions expected to descend in an i avalanche, beginning the first of next | week. Place* of Distribution. The local places where blanks will j be available first will be posts of the I American Region, chapters of the Red j Cross. Veterans of Foreign Wars, j Disabled American Veterans. Army, I Navy and Marine Corps. I A list of the places in this city to 1 which bonus blanks are being dis -1 tributed by the War Department and i where they will be available tomorrow i was announced today by Maj. Smith, in charge of bonus work under Gen. Davis, as follows: D. Distribution Points. War Department. Navy Deparl . ment. Veterans’ Bureau. American Red Cross headquarters, 17 th and K streets; Walter Reed Hos ! pital. St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Mount ; Alto Hospital. Naval Hospital, i American Region, 417 Bond build ! ing. j Veterans of Foreign Wars. 319 Met ropolitan Bank building; Fred C. Ru cas. Department of Agrculture, 14th and B streets southwest. United States coast guard head quarters. 14th and E streets north west; commandant marine barracks, editor the Reatherneck. marine bar racks; United States naval air sta | tion. Anacostia; United Slates Naval , Aledical School; Navy recruiting sta j tion, 30G -»th street. The Evening Star, beginning Mon day. About G. 000.000 application blanks already have been distributed in this first stage of tha program. Begin ning next Monday, it is planned to make "final and complete distribu tion." which will probably be wound !up by Saturday. June 28. Most of | the additional 5.000,000 to be sent ■ out next week will go to post offices. Star to Distribute (Hanks. The Evening Star will receive from the War Department an assignment of application blanks Monday, and will give these out to all veterans who apply as long as the supply lasts. The Evening Star, however, will not attempt to act as adviser to veterans in filling out their blanks, but will he prepared to direct veter ans to the proper sources of advice. The War Department, where the ■ first big load of the bonus work is I falling, is expected to he flooded the i early part of next week with the first ! signed application blank-s. (Jen. Da | vis declared that his force had been I sufficiently organized so that begin | ing tomorrow it will be ready to re i ceive and act upon applications. Care Asked by Officials. "It is hoped," he said in a state’ I ment. "that all veterans will strictl< I comply with the instructions acconv 1 panying the application blanks and be especially careful in making their | finger prints. The veterans are again urged not to write to the War Department with reference to their applications, which will be acknowledged as promptly as possible. Thereafter, any further correspondence with refer ence to their claims is unnecessary unless originated by the War De | parlment. To more adequately take care of I the enormous amount of wmrk in I handling the bonus, Gen. Davis said i some K.ftOO filing cases, containing the organization records, which, will only have to be consulted occasion ally for bonus purposes, have been moved to the old Census building from the E building at 6th and B streets, where the main administra tion of the War Department’s part of the bonus act will be handled. SOO Clerks Obtained. This move was made, Gen. Davis explained, in order to spread the cases containing the personnel rec ords, and to house the greatly in creased clerical force. Up to date, he said, 800 clerks have been obtained. It is expected that by the end of June this number will have grown to over 1.200, and by the I end of July the entire force of 2.517 will have been employed. The clerks who are now on the rolls are being schooled in the records, mailing the, application blanks and learning to use the special computing machines and other mechanical devices which will be utilized in this vast work. Navy Department Heady. The Navy Department, including the Marine Corps, is also active in preliminary preparations, and ex pects to be able to take care of the applications which will be sent to it. Veterans upon receiving their blanks will be expected to fill them out accurately, and comply strictly with the extensive instruction sheet included with the bonus application blank. Gen. Davis, in his statement, advises veterans to "be especially careful in making their finger prints.” Envelopes with proper addresses al ready printed on them will be pro vlded for the use of veterans In mail (Continued on Page 2, Column B.J gadip Programs—Page 35. TWO CENTS.