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HER HUSBAND'S HEROISM REMEMBERED. Mrs. Philip Sheridan, RESCUING PASSENGERS FROM STRANDED STEAMER. When the been ordered to protect United ' ENGLISH AVIATOR REPORTED SAFE ON AN ISLAND. A. Stewart MacLaren i right,! round-the-world
widow of Gen. Sheridan, Civil hero as a spectator at the unveiling S. S. Columbia of the Pacific Line went on the rocks at Cano Island, off States :.: i . ;„ flyer, whose plane landed in the ocean near Unippu, off the Japanese coast, during a storm. It was thought
of the bronze equestra-.n statue of her husband in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Costa Rica, recently, the U. S. Army transport Chaumont came to the res- ( . • h i that the daring aviator had been lost and vessels searched for him. The report of faLs landing was made by
Mrs. Sheridan lives in Washington. The statue is the work of Gutzon i 1 cue. and the photo shows passengers being removed from the Columbia's / revolutionary Brazil. i t jj e Japanese destroyer Isokaze. Copyright t>y I*. ,v a Photos
Borglum. Copyright l.y IV &A. Photos. / small boat. Copyright by P. A- A. Photos, _ , Coyprlght by Underwood A Underwood. \ ’
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NAVY’S LARGEST SUBMARINE LAUNCHED AT PORTSMOUTH, N. H. The underseas vessel is just / t j, e ge i ert | on 0 f a rU nninc mate for 1 FATHER AND SON. President Calvin Coolidge and his father, John \ government s fast torpedo boats which is being overhauled at the New
twice as large as any built previously for the United States Navy, and it is the first of a fleet of nine which ( , ® i Coolidge, photographed yesterday afternoon on the lawn of the White 1 York navy yard preparatory to work with the "rum coast patrol. Rum
will be able to accompany a battle fleet in any weather and at any speed. The name of the new craft is V-l. ( l ** e progressive candidate. ) House. The elder Coolidge is visiting at the Executive Mansion for the runners will have no chance to get away from this craft.
Wide World Photo. ( National Photo. | first lime since his son was inaugurated. National Photo. Photo by tailed Picture;*
Greenhaus Tells Judge Small
Investment Is Growing Be- |
cause He Was Not a Fool.
Court Will Rule Monday on Ex
change of Gold Bonds for
Cheap Stock.
B.v the Associated Pres*
NEW YORK. July 19. —An invest
ment of $2,590 by Charles H. Green
haus. once a newsboy, may grow to
a fortune of $1,250,000 through the
fluctuations of Middle States Oil stock
in the past few months and because
he was not a “fool.” he told Supreme
Court Justice Burr yesterday.
Middle Stales Oil stock once was
quoted at 71. Now it is at 1.6 on the
exchange, and unsecured. The com
pany also has outstanding gold bonds,
paying 7 per cent interest, secured.
Greenhaus aroused the legal curi
osity of the attorney generai of the
State when he circularized 200,000
holders of the stock, offering ro ex
change the bonds for their stock at a
premium. The Attorney General,
Through Wilbur W. Chambers, then
applied for an injunction to stop the
exchanges, which was contested by
Greenhaus. *
Saw Chance for Profits.
"I just saw the situation.” he stal
ed; “saw the huge profits that lay in
it, and decided I would he a fool if I
didn't take advantage of it.”
His explanation in court was di
gested as follows;
“Some months ago former Gov. Has
kell of Oklahoma, chairman of the
board of directors of Middle States
Oil, came close to cornering the mar
ket in Southern States Oil, a subsid
iary of Middle Stales The court was
told that he issued orders to 35 brok
ers to purchase stock for him in the
open market.
Last December the brokers were
ready to deliver $5,500,000 worth of
the stock, but Mr. Haskell was not
then in a position to pay cash for it.
Committees of the stock and curb
exchanges arranged a compromise
■w;l»«reby the Metropolitan Trust Com
pany was made custodian of $5,384,-
000 in gold notes, paying 7 per cent
on the Middle Stales concern, which
were given the brokers in lieu of
Brokers Willing to Bell.
Greenhaus said that as this was a
hardship on the brokers he found
them willing to sell the notes at a
considerable discount. He said that
this enabled him to exchange the
notes for stock, dollar for dollar, and
make a profit of 25 per cent, by
dumping the stock back on the
“I’m doing good instead of harm,
except to the Middle States Oil peo
ple,” he testified, "who have to keep
buying the stock or let the bottom
drop out of it. I’m virtually giving
people cash for their stock, and at
enough of a premium to make the
exchange worth the trouble for them.
1 have already exchanged 14,000
shares for bonds."
The Supreme Court will rule Mon
day OB the legality of exchanging
good bonds for cheap stock.
Questions That Bother You
Will Be Answered in
This Column.
AddresM: Room 722, Xrw* I)e
--partmrnt, The Evening Star,
Washington, 1). C.
j Q. If a man has a wife and a child
J living and the wife will not divorce
j him. because she wants part of 'his
| disability compensation and also his
| bonus, can she, in case of his death.
claim his bonus if he has named as
| beneficiary a friend who is in reality
| his common-law wife?—CLAIRE.
A. The Veteran d'ho rendered the
service, under the law, can name any
person as his beneficiary. He does
not have to name his wife nor his
child nor any relative. If he wants
a common-iaw wife to receive the
benefits of his adjusted compen.saj.ion
; in the event of his death all he has
i to do is name her in his application
! for the bonus. No person, whether
related or not. can take that right
away from him. No person can claim
the benefits of his adju.sted compensa
tion in case of his death except the
person he named as his beneficiary.
He can change his beneficiary, how
ever, at will with the consent of the
director of the Veterans’ Bureau.
Q. My husband died in tfie service.
During the period he was in the serv
ice I received an allotment and at the
time of his death was dependent upon
him. His mother receives the bene
fits of the war risk insurance he
carried. I have remarried. Will that
fact prevent me from collecting the
bonus? —J. L. B.
A. The fact that you have remar
ried will prevent you from collecting
the benefits of the bonus which your
husband’s military service earned. If
you have any children by your first
marriage, they would be entitled to
it. If not. your husband’s mother will
be entitled to it. provided she was
dependent upon him at the time of
his death.
Q. How long after my death <if I
should die before the twenty-year
period for which my certificate will
run) will it be before my beneficiary
will receive any help from the insur
ance certificate? Will it be paid in
cash or monthly installments? —J.
F. M.
A. Upon your death, if it should oc
cur before the twenty-year period the
face value of your certificate will be
paid in cash to the beneficiary whom
you named. Tour beneficiary will
have to submit proof of your death
in the form of a death certificate and
then the Veterans’ Bureau ought to
be able to approve of and authorize
the payment in cash in a week or ten
days. It will be a comparatively egsy
proposition to pay your beneficiary
promptly, provided, of course, that
there are no complications of a per
sonal nature and you* have at no
time authorized a change of bene
ficiary. The answer to your third
question is fully covered in the reply
to the first question appearing in to
day’s column.
Q. In our post of the American Le
gion the following question has arisen
and we will apreciate very much
your- answer to It. If a soldier files
an application for the bonus today
and dies prior to March 1, 1925, how
much would his wife receive, she be
ing both the beneficiary named In
the application and a dependent at
the time of the veteran’s death?
—W. M. D.
A. Section 501, of title 6, of the ad
justed compensation act reads as fol
lows, "If the veteran dies after mak
ing application—, but before January
1. 1925, then the amount of the face
value of the certificate shall be paid
in the same manner as If his death
had occurred after January 1, 1925."
As soon as a veteran has signed an
application blank and therein named
a beneficiary, the person so named be-
Increase Shown for Month,
But Some Other Cities Show i
Steeper Upgrade.
Food prices in Washington are still
on the upgrade. The Washington
\ouseholder during the month from
May 15 to June 15 paid 1 per cent more
for food than during the previous
month, the Labor Department an
nounced today, although the increase
in this city was not as large as in sev
eral others, in one of which food In
creased 3 per cent in price and in
others 2 per cent.
At the same time, however, food
prices in the Capital on June 15 of this
year were 4 per cent lower than on
the sams date a year ago, with 39 of
the 51 cities surveyed showing a. de
crease in the average family expendi
ture for food.
As compared with the average cost
in the year 1913. food in June, 1924,
was 49 per cent higher in Washington,
Baltimore and Richmond, only two
cities showing a greater increase over
the 11-year period than Washington.
the various food articles
by changes in price, the department an
nounced that the decrease in all articles
of food combined for the year period
from June 15, 1923. to June 15 of this
war was about 11-3 per cent. For
the 11-year period from June 15. ISIS,
to June 15. 1924. the increase in all
articles of food combined was a little
less than 46 per cent.
League Financial Reform Scheme
Aids Markets.
VIENNA. July 19.—This city expe
rienced a remarkable boom in stock
exchange securities as a result of the
financial reform scheme of the League
of Nations and the stabilization of
the Austrian currency, which raised
prices of securities far above their
actual value. In addition, new capital
issues tvere floated—considerably in
excess of the normal demands of the
country. Now the inevitable reaction
has occurred, and the country is
'struggling with a crisis as serious as
that of 1873. This catastrophe has
been eccenfuated by the miscalcula
tion of speculators who gambled
upon the continued fall of the franc,
partly in order to save themselves
from the consequences of the undue
expansion of Bourse operations dur
inf the preceding boom. Most of
them were caught short when the
franc, reversed its movement and be
gan rapidly mounitng.
comes entitled upon the service man’s
death to the face value of the policy.
If the soldier dies without making
application a dependent as described
in the act would become entitled to
the benefits. But such dependent
would not be entitled to the face
value of the certificate, but would
receive only the amount of adjusted
service credit. As the face value of
a certificate is almost three times as
great as the adjusted service credit
it is worth while for all veterans to
make an effort to file applications for
the bonus promptly so as to be sure
that beneficiaries, who in most cases
are also dependents, will receive the
maximum benefits provided by the
NEW YORK. July 15.—Today's best
story is told by Jacob Richman.
Among the Jews animals and poultry
killed for the table must be examined
by a rabbi. If they prove to have
been unhealthy, malformed, or in any
way a departure from the normal,
they are rejected as not kosher. A
client, according to Mr. Richman. ap
proached the rabbi:
“I want you should look at my
chicken. All the time it picks for
bread crumbs under the table."
"But vhy not?"
"For three weeks I have had no
bread. 1 think maybe the chicken is
Every one knows something that isn't
so—that there are no more cowboys in
the west. If one gets away from the
farm-lands in a dozen states there are
just as many and just as good cow
boys as there used to be. Only they
are and always have been cow
But the stock is continually shift
ing. Youngsters grow up and become
cownunchers and their elders go. It
used to puzzle me what became of
them. Now I know. They come to
Ns-w Y'ork and become policemen.
Some go on the mounted sijuad, and
some are assigned to the scooter cars
and prowl for bandits. Sometimes for
other things.
"Three goats." reported an agitated
citizen of the Bronx, "are loose and
raising thunder.”
A pair of cowpuncher policemen in
a scooter car roped ’em, wrastled ’em,
hog-tied ’em. and would have branded
’em if they had had a running iron.
Wonder if any reader knows what
it is to be truly lonesome? Give a
thought to the three little “white In
dians" who have been brought on
from the Isthmus of Panama. Thipk—
Educational Film Talks Mark First
of Series of Con
More than a thousand persons at
tended the first open-air program
under the auspices of the Community
Centers department in the Central High
School Stadium last night. Music and
the showing of several educational
films were features of the program.
C. W. Warburton, director of ex
tension work 'of the Department of
Agriculture, told of some of the de
partment’s services to the city. His
address was illustrated with motion
pictures, which, showed the thorough
method in which "Uncle Sam” inspects
meat, teas and other commodities
which are shipped in interstate com
merce or are for foreign export. It
was emphasized, however, that food
commodities used within a State are
sometimes inspected by State-authori-.
ties and sometimes are not. This, it
was explained, means that meats
which are not shipped out of the
State often go to the consumer with
out any inspection, which, in turn,
mean that people eat tubercular meat
and food otherwise damaged, and
which has not undergone an inspec
Besides pictures showing the prep
aration of meats, Inspection of them
and other foodstuffs there were sev
eral pictures shown illustrating the
broad expanse of the industry In stock
raising and farming in this country.
Pictures were also shown of
tional parks and of the main Govern
ment buildings In this city.
F. W. Perkins, head of the office of
motion pictures, Department of Agri
culture was. in charge of the show-
White Indians have always been pa
riahs. Shunned by the classy brown
Indians who ran true to epidermical
fornt. They homed in wet jungles,
they did not wear pants, they lived
on raw fruit and fish, no one bothered
them. Sometimes from a mountain
peak they saw a distant steamer or
the plume of smoke from an engine on
the transisthmian line. Then they
were caught, clothed and brought to
New York.
They lived in a great hotel, they
were rushed in elevators, they were
hustled into elevated and subway and
surface cars, they rode in taxis, they
listened to the roar of the city, they
were fed on filet mignon and ice
cream, and scientists pried open their
mouths and rolled back their eyelids.
Wonder what those little Indians told
each other when they were alone at
No wonder they have been taken
out into the country. They were fading
away—of sheer lonesomeness.
Inez Haynes Irwin, the short-story
writer, is spending the summer at
her home at Scituate. Will Irwin vis
ited New York to report progress.
"And what is Mrs. Irwin doing?”
asked her friends. .
"Having a wonderful time." said
her husband, enthusiastically. "Get
ting as brown as a berry. Never saw
her look so well. Spends almost her
entire time out of doors with a
And what, asked her friends. Is
Mrs. Irwin doing with a trowel?
"Digging out poison ivy,” said her
The point is not that she is digging
poison ivy, or that she is positively
immune to the poison of poison ivy,
whereas other ivy petters swell into
disgusting lumps, but that Will Ir
win. who was once the star reporter
of the old Sun. did not see any news
in it.
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ing of the films.
The crowd in the stadium was led
in singing "America” and several old
fashioned and modern songs by W.
R. Schmucker. and was accomi>anied
by the Times-Herald Boys’ Band.
It was announced that open-air
programs would be given each Wed
nesday and Friday ’nights in the
stadium through the remainder of
July and all of August.
Mrs. A. J. Driscoll is chairman of
the committee in charge of the pro
grams. Assisting her are: Mrs. Edith
H. Hunter, Miss Bess D. Schreiner and
Mrs. Ida E. Kebler. Mrs. W. W.
Davis and Mrs. L. W. Hardy are ex
offlclo members of the committee.
Members of Famous Secretarial
Families Bobbed of Apparel
and Jewelry.
Three of the five Dunn sisters —
who came into prominence recently
when it was found that the quintet
were employed as secretaries of mem
bers of Congress—were victims of a
lock-forcing burglar, who stole about
1400 worth of wearing apparel and
jewelry from their apartment, at
2110 19th rtreet, yesterday.
Mrs. Marjorie Dunn Weir reported
$263 worth- of jewelry and clothes
—lncluding her wedding ring, a
georgette gown, valued at $55; a
$45 satin dress and a S6B silk dress—
as her loss.
Miss Vera Dunn reported valuables
including a S4O dress and $22 in
miscellaneous apparel stolen, and Miss
Goldie Dunn estimated her loss to
the burglar at S7O, consisting of a
satin gown, valued at S4O, and a satin
dress, valued at S3O. I
Giant Dirigible Will Fly Across
Country Next Winter to
Join Maneuvers.
A cruise of the Navy dirigible
Shenandoah from Lakehurst, N. J.,
to the Pacific coast for maneuvers
with the battleship fleet and subse
quent return to its hangar in New
Jersey has been announced by the
Navy Department in a tentative
schedule for the airship’s operations
from August 1 to next February.
The schedule calls for the return
of the airship from operations with
the Atlantic scouting fleet to Lake
hurst November 7. The remainder
of that month will be spent in over
hauling the Shenandoah preparatory
to the transcontinental trip and opera
tions with the battle fleet of the Pa
cific during January and February next
To Test Mooring Ship.
Beginning August 1 the Shenan
doah will start its first actual ex
periments with the fuel ship Patoka,
which has been equipped with a
mooring mast. These tests will be
held xvith the Patoka acting as a
mobile base in Narragansett Bay and
waters of Long Island Sound, New
York. From August 8 to 21 radio
compass tests will be made and from
August 22 to 31 the ship will operate
with the scouting fleet in the Atlantic.
Other radio tests will be continued
from September 1 to 7 and will be
followed by additional maneuver
operations with the Atlantic scout
fleet during the week of September
8 to 15.
One, Three and Five Buble Notes '
Proposed—Feasibility Is
a Doubted.
MOSCOW, July 19. —The Soviet gov
ernment recently promulgated a se
ries of decrees adding one more te
form to the Russian currency. It will
be recalled that in October. 1922, a
new state banknote was issued called
in denominations of
ten rubles gold or more. These bills
were protected from depreciation by
a gold reserve and have circulated at
about par up to the present time. The
old Soviet paper money, which has
depreciated almost to the point of in
visibility,'still remains in circulation
as fractional currency. It Is now pro
posed to issue a new series of legal
tender notes in denominations of one,
three and five gold rubles, receivable
for public taxes and limited in
amount to one-half the chervonets
notes in circulation. The old Soviet
paper money may be exchanged for
these bills at the rate of one kopeck '
for 500 rubles. Small change is to be
provided by coining copper pieces of
the minimum denominations, and a
series of silver pieces ranging from
ten kopecks to one ruble in value.
Some skepticism Is expressed as to
the ability of the government to
maintain at par the chervonets and
the new bills of smaller denomlna- c
tions in view of the chronic deficit in
,Che budget:
United States Authorizes Construc
tion With 14-Mile Canal in South
Carolina to Save 75 Miles.
The Federal Power Commission yes
terday issued a conditional license to the
Columbia Railway and Navigation
Company of South Carolina to con
struct a diversion dam in the Santee
River at Ferguson and a 14-mile
canal, which, upon the completion of
looks, will shorten the water route
from Columbia to Charleston by
nearly 75 miles.
Although the project was described
as "barely feasible," the Foundation
Company of New York has under
taken to finance and construct it.
The canal would follow the approxi
mate route of an olcr canal built in
pre-revolutionary days. and run
southeasterly into the basin at the
head of the Cooper River. In addi
tion to the diversion dam. three or
more earthen dams would be con
structed to create an equalizing res
ervoir. with a power house and tail
race, discharging into the Cooper at a
point 25 miles above Charleston.
The development would be in two
stages. In the first the water would
be impounded to a surface fifty-five
feet above the sea level to de'velop
42.000 horsepower. The second stage
of development, providing for the
raising of dams ten feet to develop
122.000 horsepower.
As there is an existing navigation
project on the lower Santee which
provides for maintenance of a navi
gable depth of six feet from its
mouth to a point above Ferguson,
the chief engineer of the commission,
in recommending a license, declared
the licensee be required to construct
a lock in the diversion dam to per
mit a discharge past it in order to
maintain the uniform depth.
Provision also was made for the
construction of locks by the govern
ment, whenever Congress deems it
advisable, and for rights of way
through the reservoir for a future
navigable channel.
Asked to Investigate
Moves to Nullify Consent
Inquiry into efforts being made to
set aside the consent decree separat
ing the big packing companies and
their food distributing agencies has
been requested of Chairman Brook
hart of the special Senate committee
investigating the Department of Jus
tice by Benjamin C. Marsh, managing
director of the Farmers’ National
The council’s request calls for in
vestigation as soon as the committee
can be convened of ‘‘the conditions
and reasons affecting the entering of
the so-called packer consent decree,
while A. Mitchell Palmer was Attor
ney General, and the effort made in
1921 by H. M. Daugherty, while At
torney General, suddenly to secure
the modification or setting aside of
the consent decree without providing
for a public hearing thereon.”
Mining Brisk in Alaska.
SEWARD, Alaska, July 19.—-A re
vival of mining, principally for gold,
has been reported this Summer on
the Kenai Peninsula, across whose
neck the government’s Alaska rail
road runs north from this city. Many
prospectors have been attracted to
the Nuka Bay section. 50 miles south
of Seward, where a discovery was
said to have been made at the close
of last season. Several quartz prop
erties on the peninsula have been
Men Jointly Indicted in Can
tonment Cases Likely to
Be Dismissed.
John 1. Philips, former Republican
Stale committeeman of Georgia; his
brother, Charles Philips, jr. of At
lanta, Oa.; Frank T. Sullivan of Buf
falo, N. V , and Charles S. Shotwell
of Indianapolis, Ind., were acquitted
late yesterday afternoon by a jury
in Criminal Division 2 before Justice
Bailey of a charge on conspiring to
mulct the United States out of 11,500-,
000 in connection with the sale of
I surplus lumber from Army canton
The case has been on trial tor more
1 than 10 weeks.
U. S. Attorney Gordon was not pre
! pared today to say what disposition
would he made of the cases against
, Gus Eitzen and M. A. Touart. jr.. o'
Pensacola, Fla., and Roland Perry ot
Washington, who were jointly in
dieted with the men acquitted by the
jurv. These three were awarded
separate trials. It is expected the
cakts will be nolle pressed as the
result of the acquittal of those re
carded as principal defendants.
The acquittal of the four men
brought forth a demonstration in
their favor. As soon as the jury had
reported some of the audience began
to indicate their approval and J
Butler Walsh, a young attorney in
the office of Charles A. Douglas, chief
counsel for John U Philips clapped
his hands. The court ordered the
young attorney before Lhe bar and
directed him to appear before the
court this morning. Walsh
Justice Bailey heard young Walsh
( in his chambers this morning ana
after reading him a lecture on the
proprieties of the courtroom and rer
ceiving the apology of the young man,
dismissed the charge of contempt.
moratorium denied.
Brazil Refuses to Sanction Move
Urged by Business Men.
BUENOS AIRES, July 1?. —It is re
ported that the Rio Janeiro govern
ment has refused to establish a par
tial moratorium throughout Brazil at
the suggestion of some commercial
interests of that city. The admin
istration stated that the measure
was not justified under the present
circumstances. , ...
The government considered tlxat the
aid of the Bank of Brazil, which is
ready to lend in the different markets
of tfae country, is sufficient.
Head of Mission School at Hankow
to Resume Work.
Deaconess Edith Hart, head of , the
Phoebe Training School for Native
Missionaries in Hankow, China, who
has been in the United States for
a year on a leave of absence, will
leave Washington tomorrow for San
Francisco, where she will sail August
5 for China, to resume her work.-
Miss Harr is the sister of Charles
Hart, principal of Eastern High
School, and during her visit in the
United Slates spent a portion of her
time lecturing. .

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