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. DEMOCRATS INSIST
PLATFORM BE MADE
Situation Differs From G. 0.
’ P. in That Nominee Must Fit
Program of Party.
KLAN, LEAGUE AND DRY
ISSUES FORECAST ROWS
Wilson Group to Demand Vindica
tion of Former President’s
I BV G. GOULD LINCOLN.
Staff Correspondent of The Star.
NEW YORK, June 21.—The Demo
, crats are bent upon writing a more
progressive platform than the Re
publicans achieved at Cleveland. They
insist this is not going to be difficult
to do, thereby giving their opponents
The Democrats face a situation the
Reverse of that which maintained at
the Republican national convention.
The presidential nominee of the Re
publican party had been selected long
before the platform was written. The
platform was written largely to tit
the nominee. President Coolidge.
At the Democratic convention, how
ever, the platform is to be written
first and then the nominee for Presi
dent, who must stand on this plat
form, will, after many ballots, it is
expected, be chosen. Such a pro
cedure might bring about strange
situations. For example, suppose the
platform should contain a strong
anti-Ku Klux Klan plank, even to
the extent of naming the Klan. and
W. O. McAdoo, who. it is claimed,
has had strong Klan support for the
nomination, should win the nomina
tion. Again, suppose that the plat
form should contain a strong ,- dry”
plank, as many are now insisting it
shall, and the convention then should
choose Gov. Alfred K. Smith of New
York, hailed widely as the "wet”
hope, as standard bearer. How would
the voters be able to reconcile the
platform and the nominee in such
The Democrats, in drafting their
platform, necessarily must consider
such matters and, after the platform
has been adopted, must also give con
sideration to the kind of nominee
who must stand upon it.
Three Issues Loom Large.
Three subjects loom up as the most
difficult of settlement when it comes
to a final draft of the platform; The
Klan, the "wet" and "dry'** issue and
foreign relations—or the league of
The Klan and anti-Klan forces are
preparing for battle. The Klan de
mands that the platform shall make
no attack on it. It would be satis
fied to have nothing whatever in the
platform with reference to the Klan.
The opponents of the Klan, on the
other hand, including Edward M.
Moore of Ohio, who aided in making
Gov. Cox the Democratic nominee of
the party In San Francisco four years
ago. are demanding a strong declara
tion against the Klan and that the
Klan be mentioned by name. They
do not want the convention to
"pussyfoot” on this question, they
It is pretty clear that the plat
form will contain no proposal for the
repeal or modification of the Volstead
’ act. and that it will contain a plank
proposing strict law enforcement.
This does not mean, however, that
strenuous efforts will not be made on
behalf of the “wets” for some decla
ration for a modification of the exist
ing dry law.
Wilson Followers Meet.
The Woodrow Wilson Democracy,
following a meeting last night in the
Hotel Pennsylvania, announced that
a plank carrying out the ideas of
Woodrow Wilson with regard to the
( league of nations would be offered to
the committee on resolutions by that
organization. The plank will be laid
before the committee by Judge John
W, Wescott of Camden, N. J., who
twice placed Mr. Wilson's name in
nomination for President. The plank
proposed reads as follows:
"We reaffirm our allegiance to the
principles and ideals of Woodrow Wil
son. for which he made the supreme
sacrifice. His great constructive plan
for world co-operation to promote
world peace, which is embodied in
the league of nations and the World
Court of International Justice, has
already demonstrated its far-sighted
wisdom. The league, in its four years
of existence, has already achieved re
• suits to be reckoned among the great
est in all human history. We con
demn the action of that small
group of senatorial isolationists which
has persistently misrepresented the
league and which has blocked all ef
forts to assist Europe in the work of
reconstruction, thus jeopardizing the
peace of the world. The Republican
•do nothing for Europe’ policy is
largely responsible for the present
economic condition whereby our
farmers are compelled to sell their
wheat for less than cost of production
while Europe goes hungry. This na
tion should no longer delay in be
coming associated with the league of
nations and the World Court of In
ternational Justice, in order that war
may become outlawed, a code of in
ternational laws be developed, world
disarmament become effective and our
position of moral leadership resumed.
The onlv alternative is the constant
menace of another world war, with
its attendant horrors. In the Interest
of humanity, we invite to this stand
ard all peace-loving men and women.
The Democratic party alone can be
• trusted to carry on the policy of na
tional honor framed by us inspired
leader, Woodrow Wilson.”
Defeat of Plan Seen.
The prediction was made today,
however, by one of the leaders who
has followed the discussions of the
proposed platform with great care
that the document will contain no
promise that the United States shall
enter the league of nations.
A preliminary draft of the platform
Js making much progress and will
be completed in ample time to submit
to the committee on resolutions of
the convention when that committee
is elected next Tuesday, it was said
today. The preliminary draft is being
made by men who will be members
of the resolutions committee itself,
including Senators Pittman of Nevada
and Glass of Virginia and Homer
Cummings of Connecticut, one-time
eharman of the Democratic national
y committee. At least two or three
days of work by the resolutions com
mittee will be saved by this proce
dure. It is said.
wkoi chairman Hull of the na
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LEADERS AGREE NEITHER SMITH
NOR McADOO CAN BE NOMINATED
Party Chiefs Turning to Available Dark Horses .
Bitter Religious Fight Is Darkest Cloud
Hanging Over Party.
BV M. O. MESSENGER,
Staff Correiiponrtent of The Star.
NEW YORK, June 21.—1 t is the
opinion of a number of Democratic
leaders outside the McAdoo and
Smith ranks that conditions now in
dicate the improbability of either Mr.
McAdoo or Gov. Smith being nomi
nated and that the convention will
be forced to take another. This will
be done by a sifting-out process
through a long series of ballots.
Senator Ralston of Indiana, Senator
Glass of Virginia, John W. Davis of
West Virginia and Janies M. Cox of
Ohio are discussed as possibilities.
While Gov. Smith is genuinely con
fident he will eventually be the choice
of the convention and Mr. McAdoo’s
manager persists in loudly proclaim
ing that victory will perch upon his
banner, the hard-boiled politicians,
looking over the cards as they fall,
see that Smith and McAdoo have
"stopped” each other and that the
convention must turn elsewhere.
It is claimed that Mr. McAdoo will
be barred by 416 delegates from ten
states, namely. New York, Pennsyl
vania, Massachusetts, Illinois, Rhode
Island, Ohio. Wisconsin. Maryland and
SERVICE MEN RUSH
FOR BONUS BLANKS
Local Distributing Stations Report
Early Arrival of
AMERICAN LEGION AIDING
Will Give Out Forms and Help
Veterans of the world war, in
Washington and throughout the na
tion, today rushed to the centers of
distribution for their bonus applica
tion blanks, which were made avail
able simultaneously all over the
Blanks were being filled out rap
idly, it was learned at distribution
points in Washington, and the War
and Navy departments were expect
ing to receive the first applications
through the mail either late today or
Monday morning early. The first ones
to arrive and be acted upon were ex
pected from the District of Columbia,
on account of the short time required
to go through the mails.
11,000,000 Blanks Required.
In the meantime the government
printing office and the War Depart
ment continued their program of dis
tributing more blanks, most of which
will go to the post offices of the
country, beginning next Monday. A
total of 6,000,000 blanks already has
been broadcast, and 5,000,000 more
will be sent out by the end of next
The largest number of applicants
reported early today had appeared at
the District of Columbia headquarters
of the American Legion, where more
than 200 veterans had asked for ap
plication blanks by noon.
At national headquarters of the
American Red Cross, on 17th street,
about thirty had applied up to noon,
while at the District headquarters of
the Red Cross, 16 Jackson place, one
man had appeared.
Applicants Come Early.
The Navy recruiting bureau, locat
ed at 306 9th street, was beseiged
with early callers, mosj of whom ar
rived before the application blanks,
which were on hand, however, about
the middle of the morning.
The American Legion has planned
one of the most pretentious programs
of distribution throughout the Dis
trict of Columbia, making plans to
reach veterans through all of the
posts and post commanders.
In a statement today, Paul J. Mc-
Gahan, department commander for
the District, announced that the facil
ities of headquarters and the twenty
eight posts would be used principally
for a while in the business of reach
ing veterans with applicatipn blanks.
"Each post will receive direct from
the War Department, under arrange
ments made some weeks ago.” Com
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PRESIDENT TO SPEND
WEEK END ON YACHT
Will Cruise Down Potomac This
Afternoon, Returning Tonight
to Take Sons Aboard.
President and Mrs. Coolidge, ac
companied by a number of friends,
will cruise aboard the Mayflower this
afternoon. The vessel will go as far
as Quantico and will return to Wash
ington about 8 o’clock tonight, when
it will anchor in the channel off
Hains Point. Several of the guests
will go ashore and the two Coolidge
boys, who are motoring back from
Mercersburg, Pa,, where they go to
school, will go aboard. The May
flower will then head down the river
and the party will remain aboard
Until early Monday morning. It is
expected that the trip will take them
to the lower end of Chesapeake Bay.
Among those who will be In the
party are Charles B. Warren, ambas
sador to Mexico; Mr. and Mrs. Charles
D. Hllles of New York, and J.
Henry Rorabach, national committee
man from Connecticut, who are White
House guests, and Secretary and Mrs.
Charles E. Hughes and Secretaries
Hoover and Davis, and Senator Bran
degee of Connecticut, Representative
Burton of Ohio, who made the key
note speech at Cleveland: William M.
Butler, chairman of the Republican na
tional committee, and Mr. and Mrs.
James B. Reynolds of this city.
Ambassador Warren, who arrived
at the White House yesterday after
noon, expects to leave Washington to
morrow afternoon for Mexico City.
He said that he expects all questions
at issue between the American and
Mexican governments to be cleared
up in a short time and then he will
probably retire from the diplomatic
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Indiana, who are either instructed
for another or known to be hostile
to McAdoo. Under the two-thirds
rule only 367 votes are required to
prevent a nomination.
Taggart Grooms Ralston.
Thomas Taggart, the Indiana
leader, is here with the Ralston boom.
He denies being in any combination,
but says he is playing Senator Ral
ston's hand is confident it is a winning
one, for the Democratic party needs
the electoral vote of Indiana and can
get it by nominating Senator Ralston.
The Ku Klux Klan issue and the
wet issue continue to stand as the
Nemesis respectively of Mr. McAdoo
and Gov. Smith. Mr. McAdoo has been
hounded persistently since his arrival
here to make a statement on the
Klan. but his manager, Judge Rock
well, refuses to allow him to say any
thing. The influential New York
World is carrying on daily a most
bitter attack on him by cartoon and
editorial, with the object of influenc
ing delegates against him. In the
course of a scathing editorial today it
says that with Mr. McAdoo as the
candidate all Democratic speakers
and political workers will find them
selves occupied not with a campaign
.against the Republicans, bul with a
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IN MOUNTAIN WAR
Bloodhounds Aid Maryland-West
Virginia Posse Confronted
by New Mystery.
BODY OF VICTIM ROBBED
Farmer Vanishes While Hunt for
Weigle Gang Is at Height. '
Special Dispatch to The Star.
HAGERSTOWN. Md, June 21.
Bullets continue to fly in the war of
police and citizens against lawless
ness In the mountains between here
and Martinsburg, W. Va., along the
Morgan and Berkeley county line.
Hugh L. Crawford, a West Virginia
state trooper, was found shot to death
today. Whether he was slain by the
Weigle gang, which figured in two
ambuscades in the last few days, or
by a farmer, who disappeared from
his mountain home after defying a
party of officers seeking to .enforce
a property sale, has not been settled.
His watch, guns and other personal
property are missing.
Constable Ambuah Victim.
In the first ambush C. M. Wilson, a
constable, was seriously wounded.
Wilson is at a Martinsburg hospital
and three men are in Jail, one of
them John Weigle, brother of ’’Happy”
Weigle. who is said to be the ring
leader of a notorious moonshine and
bandit gang. A phrty of officers had
called at the Weigle home, and find
ing It unoccupied, turned away when
they were met by a shower of bullets.
Claude Files was captured, and he
gave the name of Weldon Shriver as
one of those In the ambush.
A party of more than 250 men of
three counties was quickly formed
and In the pursuit of the gang were
ambushed again. After this battle
Shriver was captured and John Weigle
surrendered, Weigle disclaiming any
connection with the gang. The hunt
for his brother and others of the
party was continued. Early today the
West Virginia trooper was found shot.
Policeman Crawford and three
other officers had called at the home
of G. E. Speight, after the farmer is
said to have threatened a county auc
tioneer who had attempted to make
a sale to satisfy a debt. Following
discovery of Crawford’s murder,
bloodhounds were obtained from Win
chester, Va., and the dogs now are
leading fifty men In a wild search
over the mountains, where they ex
pect to find Speight or the Weigle
Whether there is any alliance be
tween the farmer and the alleged
moonshiners is uncertain. Police here
doubt that Crawford's body would
have been robbed if he had been the
victim of the farmer. They believe
the moonshiners were hiding at the
POSSE OUT TWO DAYS.
Mountains on West Virginia Side
Scoured in Vain for Weigle.
Speritl Dispatch to The Star.
MARTINSBURG, W. Va., June 21.
Posses spent two days in a vain
search of the mountain for *'Happy”
Weigle, and other alleged moon
Weldon Shriver. John Weigle,
brother of "Happy,” and Claude Files
are held for Investigation of the
shooting last Monday of Constable
Two big stills and ten gallons of
mash were seized during the search
yesterday. The operators apparently
It was learned that the mountain
bandits have constantly used a sig
nal system for warning of strangers,
and that their families fire two shots
when they see unknown individuals
in the territory.
The men declared here that they
possessed all sorts of weapons. from
ordinary rifles to shotguns, high-pow
ered rifles and revolvers, and that
they used all kinds of ammunition,
most of which they bought from'a
Chicago mail order house.
WINS COUNSEL FEES.
Mrs. Stillman Given $15,000 to
Fight Husband’s Appeal.
NEW YORK, June 21. —Mrs, Anna
U. Stillman has been awarded (15,-
000 as additional counsel fees to pre
pare her case before the court of ap
peals, in a decision filed at Pough
keepsie by Supreme Court Justice
Morschauser, says a dispatch to the
Herald-Tribune. The additional fund
was sought to enable her to fight
the appeal of her husband, James A.
Stillman, from the decision of the
appellate division denying him a di
Isaac N. Mills, counsel for Mrs.
Stillman, said that in the appeal of
the divorce action to the appellate
division the attorneys for Mrs. Still
man received (15,000 as fees, while It
was reported that counsel for Mr.
Stillman received much UrffOC X.MA
AT WHITE HOUSE
G. 0. P. Chairman Here to Map
Out Program for Coming
PLAN TRIPS ON MAYFLOWER
Party Leaders to Accompany Presi
dent Down Potomac.
William B. Butler, chairman of the
Republican national committee, ar
rived in Washington today to map
out campaign plans with President
Coolidge and party leaders.
Mr. Butler conferred this morning
with Charles D. Hilles of New York
and Mrs. A. T. Hert, national com
mltteewoman of Kentucky. At noon
he had luncheon with President
Coolidge, to whom he gave his first
report on the recent Cleveland con
Plm Trip on Msyloorr.
Conferences of party leaders will
be held aboard the Mayflower during
a week end cruise down the Potomac.
The guests will include, in addition
to Mr. Butler, Secretary and Mrs.
Hughes. Secretary Hoover, Secretary
and Mrs. Davis, Senator Brandegee of
Connecticut, Representative Burton
of Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Hilles, Charles
B. Warren, ambassador to Mexico; J.
H. Rorabach, national committeeman
from Connecticut, and Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Reynolds of Massachusetts.
Mr. Butler gave out the following
statement on his arrival here:
"The Republican national head
quarters at Chicago are rapidly tak
ing shape for the campaign. The new
secretary. Roy O. West of lllonois, and
the new treasurer, William V. Hodges
of Colorado, Join me there this week.
Representative Sanders of Indira
has been appointed director of the
speakers’ bureau. Other departments
are being organized and we are
ready to go forward with our cam
Reports Much Enthusiasm.
"Voluntary reports from all sec
tions of the country received since
the Cleveland convention indicate the
most enthusiastic reception of the
Republican ticket. The primaries and
the convention were convincing evi
dence of the public approval of Presi
dent Coolidge and there seems to
be nationwide satisfaction over the
recognition of Gen. Dawes and his
past services to the country. I met
Gen. Dawes immediately upon my ar
rival In Chicago and had a very
pleasant visit with him. I also at
tended a reception at his home in
Evanston, given by his friends and
neighbors, and the occasion was a
most enthusiastic one. He seems
particularly acceptable in those sec
tions where the administration is
seeking to bring relief to the eco
nomic distress. I have received let
ters and telegrams to this effect from
Missouri, Nebraska, lowa, Minnesota,
the Dakotas and all the way through
to the Pacific coast.
“The Republican party has given to
the country an ideal presidential
ticket.” . „
The national chairman declined to
comment on the organization or du
ties of the advisory committee to the
national committee pending confer
ences with President Coolidge and C.
Bascdm Slemp, secretary to the Presi
dent, who, with some other party
leaders, was In disagreement with
Mr. Butler at Cleveland.
After a short cruise down the river
during the afternoon the Mayflower
will return tonight to pick up r l ** e
two sons of President and Mrs Cool
idge, John and Calvin. Jr., ''’ho re
turned today from school at Mercers
burg. Pa. Several of the guests, in
cluding Mr. Warren, win come ashore
at that time. The yacht then will
welch anchor again for a trip ex
pected to last until Monday morning.
Mr. Warren leaves tomorrow for
his post at Mexico City.
SLEMP SOON TO RETURN.
Will Take Up Duties at White
House Early Next Week.
C. Bascom Slemp, secretary to
President Coolidge, who has been in
Cincinnati for a week will resume
his duties at the White House early
In making this known officially at
the White House today It was made
clear that there has been no break or
misunderstanding between President
Coolidge an dhts assistant, as has been
reported, and that the latter has not
resigned nor has he given any intima
tion that he has been contemplating
severing his connections with the ad
Radio Programs—Page 9.
IN CHINA NOW SAFE
Missionary Returns From Kweilin
With Wife of Fellow-Worker
Killed by Stray Bullet.
By the Associated I*rc«s.
PEKING, June 21.—An American
missionary named Wilson, who went
to Kweilin, Kwangsi ITovince, which
has been besieged since April 26. has
returned to Yungchowfu, Hunan
Province, with Mrs. Cunningham, wife
of Rev. Joseph R. Cunningham of
Salem, Va, who was killed by a stray
bullet during the siege. The report,
however, does not mention Cunning
Five British missionaries are also
said to have reached Yungchowfu.
The other missionaries at Kweilin
are reported safe.
Kweilin has been besieged as a re
sult of fighting between Gens. Luk
Wing-Ting, the former Kwangsi war
lord, and Shum Hung-Ylng. When
provisions became scarce Luk, who
was in charge of Kweilin, evacuated
the city, but Shum refused to enter,
as he feared he would be cut off by
Luk’s troops. Over a hundred shells
are said to have burst In the city,
killing many. Rev. Hex Ray. Rev. R.
A. Jaffray and Dr. H. G. Miller, Amer
ican missionaries, and Rev. E. H.
Came, started for Kweilin to rescue
their comrades, but their steamer
was captured by pirates and they were
taken prisoners. Miller and Jaffray
were released to notify the American
consul of tho ransom demanded by
the pirates for the release of the
others, while Ray escaped. Carne
still is in the hands of the pirates.
BIG BRAIN CAPACITY
Exceeds That of Average White
Man by 15 to 20 Per Cent,
SHAPE OF SKULL DIFFERENT
Scientists at Smithsonian to Ex
amine Race Specimens.
By the Associated Press.
PANAMA, June 21.—Richard O.
Marsh, the explorer, who recently
reached Colon with three blond
Indians, brought from the Jungles of
Darien, is preparing to leave for the
United States with his charges next
In discussing the success of his ex
pedition he is quoted by the Panama
Star-Herald as saying:
"The Darien Indians were hereto
fore supposed to consist of only two
types, the San Bias from the Atlantic
coast and the Chocol from the Pacific.
We have found at least six entirely
different races of Indians and brought
back three different kinds. All will be
turned over to the scientists of the
Smithsonian Institution and the
American Museum of Natural History
Dr. Charles M. Breder, scientist at
tached to the expedition by the Amer
ican Museum of Natural History, de
scribes the Indians as having "golden
hair, hazel blue eyes and white, ten
der skins.” Their skulls he declares
are of unusual size and shape, being
large, round and decidedly different
from the typical San Bias.
Mr. Marsh claims the White Indians
have "from 15 to 20 pe.r cent greater
brain capacity than the average white
TROLLEY LINES TIED UP.
Atlantic City Trainmen Strike to
Enforce Wage Demands.
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J., June 21.
Atlantic City’s trolley car service was
at a standstill today. Union motor
men and conductors went on strike
to enforce wage demands
Thousands who ordinarily patronize
the city and interurban service of the
Atlantic City and Shore Railroad Com
pany were compelled to find other
means of transportation. Officers of
the Amalgamated Association of
Street and Electric Employes of
America declared the men were pre
pared to "carry on” until the demands
were met by the company.
The company was silent In face of
the complete tie-up.
PANAMA SHIP SNARED.
BOSTON, June 21. —The steamer Ta
boga, flying the Panam&n flag, sought
for six months by the coast guard as
the most elusive rum runner along
the New England coast, was towed In
here today by the coast guard cutter
Acuatmet. She was captured off
Blpck Island Thursday., , . .
2 EVEREST CLIMBERS
KILLED NEAR SUMMIT
World’s Highest Peak Still Uncon
Cause of Deaths.
EFFORT BELIEVED DROPPED
Others of Party Reagrded Safe,
From Meager Advices.
By tho A»iwi«ted Prr»n.
LONDON, June 21.—Mount Everest,
the great Irregular cone in the Hima
layas, whose peak constitutes the
outermost point on the earth’s crust.
Is still unconquered. The third ex
pedition of intrepid climbers, like its
predecessors, has failed, two of the
explorers perishing in the final effort.
While the disaster occurred probably a
fortnight ago, the full detail? have not
come through. Brief dispatches re
ceived by Sir Francis Yodnghusband.
president of the ■Royal Geographical
Society, however, indicate that the
two victims, George Leigh Mallory
and A. C. Irvine, succumbed when the
climbers were caught by a monsoon.
Success Within Reach.
The end came after the explorers
had won their way by hard struggles,
through weeks of terrible blizzards,
to a position which promised them a
chance of success. While the dis
patches did not definitely say the ex
pedition was abandoned for this rea
son. Sir Francis is of the opinion that
such is the case.
Mallory, one of the victims, was
with his second Everest expedition,
having engaged in the attempt of
1922, but Ervlne was a new member
of the party. Brig. Gen. C. G. Bruce,
the original leader of the expedition,
was forced to return to India from
Tibet In April by Illness.
Everest's peak is 29,002 feet above
sea level. The 1922 expedition was
still 6.000 feet below the summit
when forced to abandon the attempt.
Rest of Party Safe.
All England this morning was
pressing for further information from
the ill-fated party, but the manner in
which the distinguished mountainer.
“Mallory, and Irvine, the young Ox
onian, met their end had to be left
to speculation, pending the receipt of
tho messages which presumably are
on the way from the rest of the ex
pedition in the mountain fastnesses,
but have not yet been delivered at a
point where they can be put on the
cables. The public, however, gleaned
some satisfaction from the fact that
the advices from India reported the
rest of the party safe.
A member of the Alpine Club, who
is fully conversant with ail the de
tails connected with the arrange
ments for the expedition, expressed
the opinion today from his knowl
edge of the route taken that there
was a great possibility that Mallory
and Ervine had encountered an ava
lanche. He cited the fact that in the
1922 expedition Mallory, working
without oxygen, reached a point be
low the projecting “nose” of the
mountain, while George Finch, an
other climber, made a detour around
the nose and reached a point con
siderably higher than that obtained
Followed Detour Route.
The particulars at hand appeared
to indicate, said the Alpinist, that the
party again followed the route of
Finch’s detouc, where they might
easily have encountered an avalanche,
as the configuration of Everest at
this point renders the danger from
avalanches especially threatening. He
recalled that the mountaineer Mum
mery and the whole of his party were
killed by an avalanche on Nanga
Parbat in this region. Apart from the
threat of avalanches, he noted, this
was the monsoon season and these
storms vrert a source of great danger.
Mallory, £ widely known mountain
eer, was about thirty-nine years old,
was married and had two children.
Irvine, one of the new members of
the expedition, was a student at Mer
ton College, Oxford, and a member
of the 1923 crew stroked by the
American W. P. Meilen. Last year he
was a member of the Oxford expedi
tion to Spitsbergen.
The present is the third expedition
which has failed to reach the sum
mit of Mount Everest, the highest
peak in the world, 29,002 feet above
the sea level. Everest is in the Hima
layas, on the borders of Nehal and
Six Veteraaa la Party.
On March 27 last a party of thir
teen men started out from Darjmel
ing, British India, for the conquest
of the peak. Os the party six men
were veterans of the 1922 attempt.
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“From Press to Borne
Within the Hour 1 *
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.
Yesterday’s Circulation, 94,501
U. S. World Flight
Plane Wings Torn
When Hit by Ship
By the Associated Pm«.
RANGOON', British India, June
21.—A cargo boat last night col
lided with one of the United
States Army arbund-the-world air
planes, seriously damaging the
wings. It is hoped, however, that
repairs can be made by Monday,
when the aviators expect to leave
for Calcutta via Akyab and
The Americans upon their ar
rival here yesterday from Bang
kok, Siam, via Tavoy. made a per
fect landing in a high wind. The
fliers were tired after having bat
tled the elements all the way
across the Gulf of Martaban.
MAY COOL D. C. TODAY
Severe Electrical Disturbances This
Afternoon to Bring Relief
From Oppressive Heat.
SCORE KILLED IN MID-WEST
Storms in Three States Cause
$3,000,000 Property Loss.
Although Washington boiled again
today in a steamy, breathless tem
perature, quick relief in the form of
severe thunderstorms is promised for
this afternoon and the prediction for
tomorrow is fair and cooler.
In the two days that the National
Capital has suffered in the scorching
grip of midsummer weather two per
sons have been drowned, one man
died fro* heat prostration. Eight
others were less seriously prostrated
and thousands driven from unbeara
ble apartments and homes to the
scarcely more comfortable woodlands
of the public parks.
While desperate Washingtonians
were hurrying to and fro in their
automobiles, trying in vain to find
some relief from the oppressive
atmosphere that at times seemed
almost too warm to breathe, cities
as close as Baltimore and Phila
delphia have been enjoying cool tem
peratures, the thermometer in the 1
Maryland metropolis having regis
tered only 68 degrees when Wash
ington mercury tubes were getting
ready to blow off at 90 degrees.
The death from prostration was
that of James Frierson, colored, of !
Deanwood. Frierson was working on
a building at 2d and W streets north
west when he was stricken. Another
employe on the building placed him
in his automobile and rushed him to
Freedmen’s Hospital. Before doctors,
however, could apply restoratives the
man was dead and his body was re
moved to the morgue. Dr. Herbert A.
Martyn. acting coroner, will investi
gate the death.
Two Boys Drowned.
The two other fatalities attribut
able to the heat were the drownings
of Daniel M. Alexander, eight years
old. of 4707 Piney Branch road, and
John Taylor, colored, twenty years
old. of 1507 I’ street northwest. Alex
ander lost his life in Rock creek late
yesterday after three playmates had
tried to save him. Taylor was drown
ed in the Potomac river at the foot
of Half street while bathing.
Alexander, his brother William
and three playmates. H. L. Ludwig of
Silver Spring. Md.. and Richard
Eckles of 150.1 Decatur street, were
wading in Rock Creek near the
Broad Branch road ford. The boy sud
denly slipped and fell into deep wa
ter before his playmates could grab
him. Three men who happened along
In an automobile pulled the boy out
and he was rushed to Garfield Hos
pital. He was dead, however, before
efforts to resuscitate him could be
Andrew Barrett, sixty years old of
1250 3d street southwest, was the
first person to he prostrated by the
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MAIL THEFT BRINGS
POST OFFICE PROBE
D. S. Employes Aided in Big Train
Robbery, Acting Postmaster Gen
eral Bartlett Says.
Thorough "housecleaning” in the
post offices of the country probably
will come about as a result of the
recent big mall robbery in Chicago,
Acting Postmaster General John H.
Bartlett Indicated today.
Stating that he saw no especial
need at this time for the use of ma
rines, as utilized on mail trains and
at post offices a few years ago, Mr.
Bartlett said that the real need is
for weeding out the few' criminals
that remain in the service.
"Our investigation of this, as of
other robberies of the mails, shows
that men in the postal service work
ed in collusion with men outside the
service,** the acting postmaster gen
Employes to Be Armed.
"The Chicago robbery was one of
the cleverest and best planned in the
history of the service. * and shows
every evidence of ’inside informa
tion.* It is such employes that must
and will be weeded out, as we did
at the New York city post office after
the big robbery there several years
a *“For this reason I do not see the
necessity at this time for the use of
marines again. The last robbery was
committed with skill, but how they
expected to ‘get away with sixty
bags of mail, when some of their
number was wounded, we do not
k "Our men had guns, and used them,
and the fact that through wounding
one of the robbers the rest were
caught shows the great value of
arming the men in the postal serv
ice Even if they cannot drive off the
robbers, they give a good account of
themselves, and wound a man or two.
thus leading to the capture of the
victim w’ho cannot hide himself, and
thus leading eventually to confession
and rounding up the entire gang.
"In the Chicago robbery the robbers
seemed to know exactly what to do,
and how to do it. They spent much
time in selecting the very pouches
that contained what they were look
ing for. This undoubtedly points to
aid given them by a few employes."
Gov Bartlett said that if it became
necessary to utilize marines, it would
be done, but that at this time he
feels the necessity is for “house
cleaning" at certain large postal
That this step will be taken is a
certainty, and will be begun by a
closer examination into the charac
ters of all men in the postal system.
FIRST FOR 3 YEARS
MacDonald and Herriot Sin
cere With Real Basis for
BOTH PROGRESSIVE AND
CLASSED AS IDEALISTS
Any Agreement Between Poincare
and British Labor Chief Con
Isy Cable to The Star and Chicago Dailr
News. Copyright, 1924.
PARIS. June 21, —For the first time
since the accession of Premier Poin
care nearly three years ago. a cordial
heart-to-heart talk takes place today
between the premiers of Great Britain
What is remarkable about the event
is not so much the subjects to be dis
cussed nor even the results obtained,
but rather the atmosphere of cordi
ality and good will that surrounds
Herriot and MacDonald want to
arrive at an understanding and want
to do so more than any other Kranco-
British premiers before them. Tem
peramentally and professionally. M
Herriot is infinitely more capable of
co-operating with Mr. MacDonald
than was M. Poincare.
Whatever may have been said to
the contrary notwithstanding, it was
almost impossible to imagine a work
ing agreement between Raymond
Poincare, a conservative ultra-realist,
and Ramsay MacDonald, a socialist
Among the points expected to be
discussed are the following;
1. The German question as it affects
the Ruhr, unity of the reich, separat
ism. and democracy versus national
2. Security as it affects the defen
sive pact and military convention be
tween France and Great Britain and
also as it affects the present military
situation in Germany.
3- The Ruhr and the Rhineland as
the question affects the length of oc
cupation. the possibility of evacuation
and their relation to the league of
4. The Dawes report.
5. Interallied debts, particularly in
so far as they affect the United States
6. Limitation of armaments so far
as it affects a supplement to the
Washington accord; that is. airplanes,
military effectives and lighter naval
7. The question og general prestige,
that is, whose policy is to dominate,
that of Great Britain or France.
WILL MEET IN PEIVATE.
No Details of Premiers’ Conference
to Be Given Out.
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, June 21.—The conference
between the new French premier. M.
Herriott. and Premier MacDonald at
Chequers Court today will be private,
it is announced, and nothing will be
issued for publication. M. Herriott is
I due to arrive this afternoon and will
immediately motor from London to
Chequers, accompanied by Premier
i MacDonald’s secretary, Sir Ronald
! Waterhouse, and his own interpreter.
The diplomatic writers say no
formal program of discussion has
been arranged. It is not supposed the
conversations will lead to definite,
formal agreement on any subject,
while any tentative understanding
reached must necessarily be submit
ted to the Belgian and Italian pre
miers before it can be made effective.
The diplomatic correspondent of
the Daily Telegraph says Mr. Mac-
Donald is in receipt of an important
communication from the German gov
ernment, assumed to have a bearing
on the Chequers conference. Nothing
is known as to its contents.
SEES POSSIBLE ACCORD.
German Deputy Holds Dawes Re
port Furnishes Basis.
PARIS, June 21.—“D0 you believe
in the possibility of an agreement be
tween France. Great Britain and Ger
many based on the Dawes report?"
the newspaper L’Oeuvre asked the
German Socialist deputy Breilscheid,
whom Premier Herriot received
"Yes, I believe such an accord is
possible,” he replied. “Germany has
accepted the report by vote of the
Reichstag and the government is pre
paring laws for its execution. The
other governments have accepted or
will do so. There is the basis for
the pacification of Europe."
Herr Breilscheid, however, was dis
turbed by the conditions attached by
Premier Herriot to the evacuation of
"Germany will never understand
this phrase,” he said. "To my under
standing all the guarantees and all
pledges are given in the experts’ re
port. and if others are demanded they
will be the inevitable germ o t fresh
difficulties and fresh dissensions."
The deputy believes the best means
of obtaining security is a policy of
reconciliation between the two na
tions. While recognizing the diffi
culties of such a policy, he holds that
it is possible to bring it about.
WILL GET ANNUITIES
Bank to Advance $5,000 Neces
sary by Failure of Congress to
Pass Deficiency Bill.
The sixty-three retired District
public school teachers who were con
fronted with the loss of their June
annuities through the failure of Con
gress to pass the deficiency appropri
ation bill will receive their money
this month through an arrangement
with a Washington bank, it was an
nounced today by Miss Rebecca Shan
iey, teacher at Business High School,
who was instrumental in securing
the retirement legislation for the
Approximately $5,000 will be ad
vanced by the bank to pax, the June
annuities to the retired teachers. An
arrangement will be made to have
the money refunded to the bank when
Congress passes the deficiency bill.
Many of the retired teachers. It was
pointed out. are dependent entirely
upon the annuities for support and
the loss of this month’s check, which
they faced when Congress failed to
pass the deficiency appropriation bill,
would have left them in dire financial