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BRITAIN OPPOSES ; LEAGUE ARMS PACT Would Mean Increase in Na tion’s Armament. MacDon ald Declares. FAVORS FURTHER PARLEY Holds Treaty Definition of Agres sion Difficult of Inter pretation. fi, v the Associated Tress. CiEiNKVA, July 19.—Carrying nut the obligations imposed by the pro visional draft treaty of the IjeagUe of fitattons a ouifj involve an Increase m' tier thin a decrease in British arf tame. is. Crime Minister ivlacDon ald of Croat Britain declares in the j course of a document detailing the British objections to the treaty which has been received by league officials. While repudiating the essential provisions of the treaty. Mr. Mac- Donald emphasizes that the league's study of the problem of reduction of armaments has been fruitful and has demonstrated an international desire to tind a solution of the problem. Favor* \>iv Conference. After pointing out that on the prac tical side an advance in the reduction of armaments already has been made in Central and South America and in carrying out the recommendations of the Washington conference, the Brit ish premier declares that his nation's policy is that the governments of the world, including those governments not yet members of the league, should meet at some favorable opportunity and should confer to devise schemes for the reduction of armaments. It shall also be the task of such a conference to study all suggestions, in cluding those contained in the treaty of mutual assistance, and also constructive proposals, such as defining the zones of demilitarization between slates, safe guarding special frontiers under some form of international control and grant ing further powers to the international court. Pnet Unsatisfactory. Mr. MacDonald finds the league pact Unsatisfactory because of the uncer tainly and difficulty in determining what constitutes an act of aggression and because of the difficulties which the council of the league would encounter in deciding within four days which nation is the aggressor. Another im portant objection is the long delay likely to occur before the forces at the disposal of the league could be brought into effective operation against the aggressor state. Premier MacDonald affirms that the experience of the world war does not justify the assumption that where the forces of several nations are in valided. immediate acceptance or rapid execution of plans of operations can be counted on with certainty, because the States, owing to public opinion at home or commitments elsewhere, may not be in a position to help with military force. Moreover, the council would have great difficulty in reaching a unani mous decision concerning the ap pointment of a higher command, as no nation places its troops under for eign command without careful con sideration. M’LEARY BURIED HERE WITH HONOR (Continued from First Page.) Itehed by citizens of Rock Hill and Union who were to arrive in Greenville today. He gave his name as Robert Walker, and later as Luther C. Jones, of Alto, Tenn. Solicitor J. Munroe Spears of Darling ton announced that indictments against King and Harrell would be sought at the opening of court in Chesterfield County September 22. ( He expressed the opinion that the jurisdiction of the case is not affected by the allegation that the men charged with the crime are deserters from the Army. U. S. FLYERS*PUSH WORK ON PLANES [Continued from First Page.) tions prevailing at that time is ob tainable. Clover Field was the actual start ing place of the flight, although Seattle, Wash., was the pivot for the first division of the world tour and the place from which the aviators left American soil. As the plans are now shaped, it is proposed that the flyers leave Washington for the west coast, following the route to Mounds ville, W. Va., Dayton. Ohio, and thence alone the air mail line across states east of the Rocky Mountains and perhaps as far west as Sacra mento, CaJif., before turning south to Clover Field. The trip from Washington west will be made as expeditiously as possible. Officials here realize that once the world flight has been ac complished, competitive tests to break the record of the Army flyers •will be started generally. For that reason the air service in tends to arrange the schedule for the last lap with a view to making the record as difficult as possible for other fliers to break. A leisurely trip will be arranged, however, for the fliers return flight east, to give the people of the country an opportunity to see the men and the machines of the world flight squadron. No itinerary for the re turn flight, however, yet has been decided upon. MACLAREN DELAYED. Unfavorable Weather Prevents British Flyer From Going On. Bt the Associated Press. TOKIO, July 19. —Owing to unfa vorable weather, A. Stuart MaoLaren, the British around-the-world. flier, who was forced to land on Uruppu Island, after leaving Yetorofu for Paramashiru, Kurile Island, has de cided not to make a fresh start today. WARRANT FOR OFFICER. Assault Charge Preferred for Al leged Attack. KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 19.—A warrant for the arrest of Lieut. Huber Taliaferro of the 109th Tennessee Cavalry, at Camp Sevier, on a charge of assault and battery on A. E. Bishop had not been served today. Camp officials maintained that the lieuten ant is amenable to Army discipline and refused to point him out for ar rest. Lieut- Taliaferro was leading a parade of cavalrymen here Thursday and knocked Bishop's hat from his head whan he did not salute .the color* ' j On La Folletle Ticket j i " —. j I sb.\a'ix»k mums k. u hkiii.kr, i j Who, today nec.-pted second place on 1 j the Independent l*re*idenlfal ticket. : headed by Senator Robert 11. La | Follette. 'WHEELER TO RUN WITH LA FOLLETTE; FLAYS OLD PARTIES (Continued from First Page.! I people of the nation, irrespective -of party affiliation, who honestly believe j in clean government, in the enforce- I men! of the law against the privi- | leged class as well as against the | common offender; those who believe | in the prosecution of the profiteer and those gulity of corruption in high places: those who still hold to the political principles and personal ethics of Jefferson and Lincoln, must needs find a political abiding place outside of the two old parties as they are constituted and managed today. Still Remain* Democrat. “In accepting this call, I do not abandon my' faith in the democracy of Thomas Jefferson. I am a Demo j crat. but not a Wall street Demo crat. I shall give my supiKirt and ! whatever influence I may possess to ' those candidates for office who have proved their fidelity to the interests of the people wherever they may be found, but 1 shall oppose every man on whatever ticket he may ap pear who bears the brand of the dol lar sign. “Believing as I do. that the presi dential candidates selected by the Democratic and Republican parties for 1924, will be unable if elected to serve the best interests of the people of the United States, f therefore ac cept the call of your committee and shall do my best to help make this, my country, safe for democracy." Although he previously had de clared he would not accept a place on La Follette ticket. Mr. Wheeler yielded and reversed his decision after he had been urged to do so by Senator La Follette and several of his principal advisers. The special committee from the group of La Follette followers in conference here called on the Mon tana senator, yesterday, and formally tendered him the indorsement of the conference for the vice presidency. He promised to reply today, and he did so soon after he reached his office. “I will accept the nomination,” was his first terse announcement of the decision. Then he turned to the preparation of the formal. statement setting forth his position to the country and replying to the formal offer extended him by the La Follette leaders. Several days ago Senator Wheeler announced he could not support John W. Davis, the presidential nominee of his party, although he Intended to work for the Democratic State ticket in Montana, and to give his aid to ward the re-election of his colleague. Senator Thomas J. Walsh, prosecutor of the oil committee and chairman of the New York Democratic Na tional Convention. Insisted on Acceptance. At the same time he made an un qualified declaration that he could not accept the vice presidential nomi nation on the La Follette ticket if it were offered him, but when they gath ered here yesterday to map out cam paign plans the La Follette leaders refused to take no for an answer. Their committee spent a good part of the day with Senator Wheeler, adding their persuasions to those of Mr. La Follette himself, and the conference formally and unanimously named him as its first and only choice for second place on the ticket. The conference, which was assem bling to receive Senator Wheeler’s answer at the time he made his in formal announcement of acceptance, is being held under the auspices of the Conference for Progressive Po litical Action, which indorsed Senator La Follette for President at its Cleve land convention. The question of se lecting a vice presidential nominee was left to the meeting which began here yesterday. Will Speak Tonight. Always a fighting campaigner, Sen ator Wheeler Is expected to make a wide speaking circuit of the country during the coming summer. His plans are not complete, but he has agreed to begin hostilities tonight by ad dressing a rally of La Follette sup porters at a nearby town in Virginia. While the La Follette conference was awaiting Senator Wheeler’s for mal reply to its offer today, it went over further details of campaign organisations. Robert M. La Follette, jr„ who has acted as his father’s spokesman in previous campaign discussions, was closeted with some leaders and went over with them the organization problems with which the conference is dealing. At noon, the committee which vis ited Senator Wheeler yesterday, headed ,by William H. Johnston, head of the Machinists’ Union, was sent , again to the Capitol to receive the vice presidential nominee’s formal acceptance. WORKED HIS WAT. Burton K. Wheeler was born at Hudson, Mass., in 1882, youngest of a family of . eight children. His fa- THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C.. SATURDAY, JULY 19. 1924. TRAFFIC FATALITIES TOTAL 84 IN YEAR increase of 31 Over Previous 12 Months Held Due to Many More Autos. Automobile accidents resulted In S 4 deaths on the streets of Washington during the fiscal year ended July 1, as compared with 93 in the preced ing twelve months, according to fig ures obtained from the police depart ment today. Two years ago the num ber of deaths caused by motor ve hicles was 38. Inspector Albert J. Headley, chief of the traffic bureau, expressed the belief that the mounting number of casualties on the streets is due in part to .he rapid increase in the num ber of autos. The . biel of the traffic bureau de clared th - District does not need more regulations, but strb t compliance with those already in effect to keep down the death toil. Not only i.-, the number of machines increasing each day. but the number of individuals driving each car is becoming larger all the time, the in spector said. The traffic bureau es timates that there are well over 100,000 licensed operators in the city. Hilt Fatalities. There were 12 persons killed by street cars last year, 4 by steam rail road trains and 3 by horse teams. Adding these to the motor vehicle fatalities gives a total of 103 cas ualty s for the fiscal year. Os the total number killed 23 were under 14 years of age. A record kept in Maj. Sullivan’s office sets forth the following; Driv rs held for grand jury. 25; declared accidental by coroner's jury, 59; list ed as due to the carelessness of the deceased. 12. There were four cases in which the automobiles causing death remained unknown, and in the case of two other deaths no inquest was held, because the driver died The total number of traffic accidents for the fiscal year wa.s 9,444, in which, aside from the deaths. 47 persons were seriously injured and 2.793 re ceived minor injuries. In 6.418 cases property damage resulted. More Police Needed. The increased number of traffic deaths.’lnspector Headley said, shows the need for continued education of both the motorist and the pedestrian. The inspector pointed out that seri ous accidents do not usually occur In the crowded downtown section, sug gesting that the driver and the pedestrian should both be as careful on a quiet street as they are on the busy thoroughfare. "Many accidents occur at inter sections," the inspector continued. "Motorists should strictly observe the right of way rule and the pedestrian in crossing an intersection should move with the traffic going in his direction." Inspector Headley reiterated the statement that the department should have more men to devote to traffic regulation in order to reduce the number of accidents. A report submitted to Commissioner Oyster by Maj. Sullivan shows the police were more active during the past twelve months In enforcing traffic rules. The report shows a total of 33.104 arrests for all traffic viola tions, of which number 9.876 were speeders. The previous year showed 5.994 arrests for speeding. village shoemaker, though his mother was a Hale and a member of a New England family of note. An unevent ful youth presently brought out the boy as a graduate of a business train ing school and a stenographer, who got a job In Boston and went to work at it. He nad. however, an ambition to study law. which was little encour aged by his older brothers, and an ambition to go West, which was even less encouraged. With the savings of his stenographic employment he cut himself loose from Massachu setts, went to Ann Arbor, Mich., and entered University of Michigan Law School. He waited table, cut lawns ( and tended furnaces outside of lec ture hours at the university, and in summer scoured the rural sections of the Middle West, selling books. So engaged, he stopped one day at an Illinois farmhouse and met the daughter of the family. Miss Lulu White, now his wife and mother of his four children. Forced to Stop in Butte. Through school, and possessed of the legal education he had sought in spite of the advice of relatives and friends, Wheeler started west again, aiming for San Francisco. He had as little money as when he landed at Ann Arbor, and when he got to Butte, Mont., he had to stop to earn some more. The great Montana copper city was a difficult town In the early years of the present century when the future senator landed there, minus friends and money, and,cursed with the com bination of nasal and broad-voweled Yankee accent, which in those times always pricked up suspiciously the Western ear. But, somehow, the young attorney got on his feet. By pushing forlorn-hope damage suits of injured miners against the big min ing companies he began to attract attention in his profession and at the same time was drawn into alignment with a liberal political element, as a spokesman of which, he was sent to the Montana State Senate. He aided there in the election of Senator Walsh, Democrat, Montana, and later Senator Walsh procured for him the appoint ment as Federal district attorney in Montana, in 1918. Rejected by Wilson. The turbulent hard-rock miners of the Butte underground were stirred to pretty constant activity from the time the German kaiser tried out his war ma chine against the world. The soaring price of copper, which registered the munitions demand, was a temptation for agitation, and there was constant clash ing between employer and employe and between I. W. W. and trades unionist. When the United States was drawn into the war the labor struggles grew more deadly, and Wheeler was accused by his enemies of looking with a too friendly eye upon all the miners and their leader. In 1918 President Wilson settled the is sue by refusing to reappoint him as dis trict attorney. Out of the schism grew a fight inside the Democratic party. In 1920 Wheeler was nominated for governor against the opposition of most of the regulars of his party, but with the indorsement of the Non-Partisan League. Defeated in this campaign, he was promptly nominated in 1922 for the Senate, with the same backing, and swept the field, coming down to Washington to align himself with the Senate La Follette group as one of its most outspoken adherents. Warred on Daugherty. Taking charge of the attack on former Attorney Oen. Daugherty, he waged a war as unrelenting as any of the. Montana campaigns eat et which JwHta WOmari’s 4,000 Pet Rats Killed After She Had Fed Them for Years Bj the Associated l’re»» GRAZ, Austria, July 19. —Rat* in the garret, rats in the cellar and everywhere else ip the house was wiiat the health authorities found here when they searched the home of Fraulein Aurelia Mayer, who had been supporting B ome 4.000 rodents and considering them as her pets. In vestigation of the Mayer house was begun because of complaints of the neighbors. Fraulein Mayer, who took in sew ing to make a living for herself and SMALLPOX SPREAD BRINGS WARNING U. S. Advises States of Pos sibility of Serious Epi . demic Over Country. Apprehension over the growing number of smallpox cases throughout the country was expressed today by Surg. Gen. Gumming of the Public Health Service, who said the presence of the disease in 35 states threatened serious consequences unless ptate health officers exercise the greatest vigilance in vaccination and revacci nation. Dr. Gumming is particularly alarmed that the disease has spread so widely in the spring and summer months. If it Is not checked, he fears a more jjerious situation next winter, during the season when it usually is most prevalent. Fear* General Outbreak, Warnings have been sent to all State health officers, to the American Railway Association and to the American Automobile Association, urging that the greatest care be ex ercised to prevent a spread of the disease. "There is grave danger of out breaks all over the country," Dr. Gumming said today, "unless people are vaccinated." Figures on smallpox cases for the week ending June 21. compiled by the Health Service, show thirty-five States reporting 895 cases, as com pared with 371 cases for the cor responding week a year ago. For the same week 100 cities report 345 cases as against eighty-three for the corresponding week in 1923. The disease apparently Is most prevalent In the midwest, with Cin cinnati reporting 25 cases; Toledo, 22; Indianapolis, 45. and Detroit, 56. for the week ending June 14.—Balti more reported 16 cases for the week, and Hopewell, Ewing and Trenton. N. J., showed 18 <-ases, 7 of which were In Trenton. Although the health service has not received recent figures from Pittsburgh, Dr. Gumming said the epidemic in that city was serious. The rapid spread of the disease is believed by Dr. Gumming to he trace able to lack of care in mild cases, which frequently develop into a more virulent form, and to indifference to warnings by health officials. NEW CHAIRMAN HERE. Shaver Arrives in Washington for Conference With Hull. Clement L Shaver, the new chair man of the Democratic national com mittee. is in Washington today on a visit to national Democratic head quarters here. He went into conference immediate ly with Judge Cordell Hull, the re tiring chairman, and was closeted with him the greater part of the day. midst, he was indicted in his home state, on a charge of accepting a fee for aiding a legal client to get oil land permits from the department of the Interior. The Senator and his friends asserted the charge was en tirely false, "framed up’’ to discredit his investigation. The Senate, after a special inquiry adopted almost with out dissent, a committee report find ing him Innocent of any law' violation, either in letter or in spirit. The indictment still is pending. The Daugherty investigation mean time continued with undlmlnished vigor and only was dropped tempo rarily when Congress adjourned early in June. After Senator Wheeler had read to the committee hie statement of ac ceptance its members discussed it at some length with him and also talked over related subjects connected with the campaign. Mr. La Follette has Indicated that he does not desire to go through the formalities of an of ficial notification, as practiced by the Republican and Democratic parties, and his running mate probably will pursue the same course, TRACKMEN BACKING. Maintenance of Way Union Unani mous for La Follette. By the Asuoritted Press. DETROIT. Mich.. July 19.—Senator Robert M. La Follette’s presidential campaign will be given the unani mous support of the United Brother hood of Maintenance of Way Em ployes and Railway Shop Laborers, it was announced at the union's head quarters here today, FLANS IN NEW YORK. Socialists to Launch La Follette Drive Tuesday. NEW YORK, July 19.—The La Follette presidential campaign in New York state will be opened officially next Tuesday night by the Socialist party, it waa announced today by Julius Gerber, secretary of the New York Socialist organisation. A rally with the entire national executive committee of the Socialist party as speakers, will mark the opening, ac cording to the announcement. Congressman Victor L. Berger of Wisconsin and Morris Hiliqult, na tional committeeman of the Confer ence for Progressive Political Action, will be the principal speakers. The Socialist national committee, which will hold sessions here Tuesday and Wednesday, has charge of the cam faalgn plans. f Present this ,Coupon and 15c at The Star Busi j ness Office—or the newsstand of any of the leading hotels—for a copy of— c © I a J The Star’s Auto Route Distance Atlas I I I If to be sent by mail, add 3c for postage _L x rats, told the authorities she often had scarcely enough to eat for her self. but that her rat* were always amply provided with food. She gave them bread and cheese, sausage and other morsels regularly, she said, be cause otherwise the rats might go astray In search of things to eat and inconvenience the neighbors. The town’s ratcatcher was en gaged for the best part of a week in clearing the Mayer house of its ro dent inhabitants, the owner mean while staying at a hotel. There were white rats and gray rats and dapple rats when the ratcatcher be gan his task. All were killed, and then the house was fumigated. LABOR TO DECIDE POLmCALSTAND Executive Council of A. F. L. to Settle on Candidate to Be Supported. Members of the executive council of the American Federation of Labor, which has been summoned to a ses sion at Atlantic Gity August 1, will be called upon to define the posi tion of the organization in the com ing presidential campaign. A semi-official statement from the federation headquarters declares the council would have to consider the question "as to which presidential candidate will receive labor’s sup port," and that its members would proceed to take up the question on "the basis of an analysis of the various platforms and records and pronouncements of the various candi dates." A week or ten days probably wUI he needed for the task. The council will face a new prob lem In the presidential campaign, in that the La Folleltj; candidacy, back ed by a number of affiliated labor unions, is openly seeking indorse ment from the federation, although this so far has not been given. INVESTORs7o GET 7 PRIORITY IN CASE BERLIN DEFAULTS (Continued from First Page.) position to the fourth, as it would leave open the question of separate action by the allies. CANADA S VIEWS AIRED. By the Associated Pres*. OTTAWA, July 19.—The corre spondence between the Canadian and British governments on the question of Dominion representation at the interallied conference discloses the fact that Premier King of Canada strongly insisted on a separate Cana dian delegate and acquiesced in the “panel system” of representation only after he had been assured that the introduction of this system, under which Colonial delegates sit in rota tion as members of the British dele gation, would not constitute a prece dent. .Mr, King reiterated his belief in Canada's right to separate representa tion in accordance with the precedent established at the Versailles and Washington conferences. For a time the Canadian premier's stand ap peared to threaten the solidarity of Great Britain in entering the pres ent interallied conference. Concnrred In Parley. When Premier MacDonald suggest ed to Canada a meeting of Dominion and Indian representatives in London to discuss with the imperial govern ment the policy to be adopted at the conference and to make arrange ments for representation. Premier King concurred. He said, however, that the Canadian government as sumed that the procedure would be that set forth at International con ferences where there Is a British Em . Pire delegation “in which the Do minions and India will be separately represented." Colonial Secretary Thomas replied from London that the question of representation would be discussed at the preliminary conference, but there might be difficulty In arranging for separate representation for all the Dominions and India, “since this would result In our total representa tion outnumbering that of foreign countries.” Mr. Thomas suggested the possibility of adopting the panel system. Mr. King replied that if a protocol was to be signed on behalf of Canada he thought It would be necessary to have at the conference a representative of Canada GERMANY ANXIOUS. By Radio to The Star and Chicago Daily Newt. Copyright, 1084. BERLIN, July 19.—How great Is the German anxiety over the London interallied conference appears from the political activity here as well as from the general hush of waiting. The German government Is terribly disappointed over the failure to be Invited to the London meeting, and still hopes for an eleventh-hour in vitation. The reason is that the German in ternal situation depends exclusively on external affairs. The German gov ernment Is internally strong in so far as It succeeds In obtaining some outside success. For months Ger mans have been asking to be heard by the allies. Even if such a hearing were purely academic and did not change anything in the situation it would at least give the impression that Germans were being treated as members of the society of nations It Is rumored that Stresemann has already threatened, should the Lon don conference fall, to enter direct negotiations with the French, exclud ing British and American participa tion; that he has sent the Industrial magnate Vogler to Paris to feel out the ground; that he Is prepared to make a big swing to the right, form a new government with Conservative and Nationalists elements, and otter to the French alone entire control of the railways, industries and finances which he is prepared to give the in ternational consortium. Strangely enough, this idea finds an. echo or a parallel in Prance The Temps writes that should the London conference fall, France will have to reach an understanding with Ger many. Thus Prance and Germany, with almost diametrically opposite view points, both threaten if they cannot have their own way to get together and spite the Anglo-Saxons. This logic is curious, since if it is so easy to make arrangements between France and Germany, it is a pity it was not done years ago. It would seem that both France and Germanv are bluffing hard. 3 11. S. BANKERS TOLD DAWESPLAN VITAL Non-Adoption .Serious for Germany, Says Fred i. Kent, at Baltimore. By the Asaoriated Press. BALTIMORE, Md.. July 19.—1 f the Dawes plan is not put into effect Ger many will go through a financial crisis entailing results more serious than any which have occurred since the armistice, declared Fred I. Kent, vice president of the Bankers' Trust Company of New York, addressing the annual convention of the American Institute of Banking at its final business session her© today. The sentimental effect of its failure upon all civilized countries, he added, would be disastrous. In part, he said; "If the plan were refused, France and Belgium would continue their hold upon the Ruhr and all European exchanges would be subjected to further severe shocks. Trade and commerce would be dealt a terrific blow, and might for a time be confined to necessities, and the progress toward better conditions which has been made.since the armistice might be dissipated almost overnight. The re action upon the United States would un doubtedly be more severe than anything which has happened since the war. Beaeffts In Acceptance. "Should the Dawes report be ac cepted by the allies and Germany and become operative, a very different set of conditions can be expected to pre vail. The object of the Dawes plan is to place Germany in position to stabilize its currency and balance its budget and undertake the payment of reparations under conditions which will not result In another breakdown and that will allow Germany to re sume her production, trade and com merce on a sound basis and one which can be expected to continue." Kansas City, Mo., was selected as the 1925 convention city. Edwin V. Krick of San Francisco was unanimously elected president. UNION DISCUSSES CUTS UNDER RECLASSIFICATION Federal Employes Express Dissatis faction With Results in Pay Envelopes. The Federal Employes' Union. No. 2, met last night at its headquarters in the Bond Building, with Joseph Stansfield presiding, and discussed the general dissatisfaction with the results in the first pay envelope un der the reclassification act. Prelimi nary action for revision and recon sideration was taken. Many cases of actual reduction were cited, due to abstraction of larger sums for the retirement fund, and this, at least, was deemed unjust, especially in the case of low-salaried employes. FIREMAN KILLED. Carbarn Blaze Does Damage Esti mated at $500,000. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.. July lit.— Fife in the Hall street car barns of the Grand Rapids Street Railway Company today resulted In the death of one fireman, serious injury to an other, 1300,000 property damage and the complete disruption of street car service in the southern section of the city. Several other firemen were hurt, although not seriously, when the west wall of the hams collapsed. Seven new and twenty eight other street car* were de stroyed THE WEATHER District and Maryland—Fair to night; tomorrow partly cloudy: not much change in temperature; gentle north winds. Virginia—Partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow, probably showers in west portion: not much change in tempera ture; gentle northeast winds. West Virginia—Unsettled tonight, showers in early morning or on to morrow; not much change in temper, ature. Records for Twenty-Four Hours. Thermometer —4 p.m., 77; 8 p.m., 71; 12 midnight. 62; 4 sum., 58; 8 a.m.. 65; noon. 72. Barometer —4 p.m.. 29.90; 8 p.m., 29.92; 12 midnight, 29.98; 4 a.m.. 30.02; 8 a.m., 30.05; noon, 30.04. Highest temperature, 78, occurred at 4:15 p.m. yesterday. Lowest temperature. 58, occurred at 5:00 a.m. today. Temperature same date last year— Highest, 86; lowest, 62. Condition of the Water. Temperature and condition of the water at 8 a.m.; Great Ihalls—Temper ature, 74; condition, clear. Tide Tables. (Furnished by United States coast and geodetic survey.) Today—Low tide, 4:26 a.m. and 4:58 p.m.; high tide, 10:20 a.m. and 10:50 p.m. Tomorrow—Low tide, 5:20 a.m. and 5:47 p.m.; high tide, 11:11 a-m. and 11:41 p.m. The Sun and Moon. Today—Sun rose 4:57 a.m.; sun sets 7:30 p.m. Tomorrow—Sun rises 4:58 a.m.; sun sets 7:30 p.m. Moon rises 9:51 p.m.; sets 8:23 a.m. Automobile lamps to be lighted one half hour after sunset. Weather in VaHoua Cities. = Temperature. I ** sir f* Sin * _2. •tatlona. • 5 2 SS ° “ Weather. ' S'* * • ** 5 • :• r 9 Abilene,Tex. 26.80 96 72 0.04 Bain Albany 28.92 74 66 .... Clear Atlanta 29.98 90 72 I't. cloudy Atlantic City 29.98 78 56 .... Clear Baltimore .. 80.02 80 60 Clear Birmingham. 30.00 92 72 0.04 Clear Bismarck .. 80.00 72 M 0.26 Rain Boston 29.82 76 60 .... Clear Buffalo 80.06 66 54 .... Clear Charleston... 30.00 86 80 Cloudy Chicago 30.04 82 66 .... Cloudy Cincinnati... 30.04 78 62 Cloudy Cleveland ..80.10 66 62 Pt.cloudy Denver 29.80 90 60 .... Clear Detroit 80.10 70 56 Cloudy Bl Paso 29.72 90 74 .... Clear Galveston ..29.98 KH 83 .... Clear Helena 29.94 80 42 0.30 Cloudy Huron. 8. D. 29.84 64 38 1.56 Cloudy Indianapolis. 80.00 80 64 .... Clear Jacksonville. 30.00 94 78 Clear Kansas City. 29.78 74 72 0.88 Clear Los Angele*. 29.88 76 60 .... Cloudy Louisville .. 29.98 78 68 Cloudy Miemi. Fls.. 30.00 90 76 0.84 Clear New Orleans 30.00 92 78 0.02 Clear New York.. 29.96 74 58 Clear Okla. City.. 29.80 94 78 Cloudy Omaha 29.86 70 62 0.26 Rain Philadelphia. 80.00 78 60 .... clear Phoenix 29.78 102 74 Pt.cloudy Pittsburgh... 30.10 70 54 Clear Portland. Me. 29.76 74 60 .... Clear Portland,Ore 29.96 70 60 Bain Raletgh.N.C. 80.02 82 64 Cloudy B. Lake City 29.78 86 00 Clear San Antonio. 29.88 90 74 .... Pt.cloudy Ban Diego... 29.88 88 62 .... Cloudy 8. Francisco 29.80 70 62 .... Cloudy St. Louis... 29.90 74 63 0.34 Rain St. Paul 29.92 58 0.01 Cloudy Beattie 39.98 70 66 Cloudy Spokane 39.84 74 68 0.04 Cloudy WASH..D.C. 80.04 78 68 .... Clear FOREIGN. <8 a.m., Grsenwlch time, today.) Stations. Temperature. Weather. London, Bngland 68 Part cloudy Parts, Prance M Part cloudy Vienna, Austria 60 Part cloudy Berlin, Germany 58 Part cloudy Copenhagen, Denmark 60 Part cloudy Stockholm. Sweden 73 Part cloudy Herts (Fayal). Aaoree..... 70 Part cloudy Hamilton, Bermuda 76 Part elondy San Juan, Porto Rtoa. 33 Part cloud/ Havana, Cuba. • CUur Colon, Caael Bone— ...» • CVigdf Coolidge Defines Meanings of Old j Political Labels i Definition of the two commonly- f used political labels, "progressive” and “reactionary,” depends, in the opinion of President Coolidge, on | the viewpoint of the person en- j dcavoriug to make the distinction. Mr. Coolidge's view's as to the ! two terms were elicited yesterday i by a caller who asked him to de fine the two words. In his reply he said it had become somewhat ! of a custom in the United States j for every person to classify all who disagreed with him politically I as reactionary, and added it re- I minded him of the old definition of i orthodoxy as "my-doxy” and hel- i rodoxy as “thers’-doxy.” The President had engagements today for several conferences, none of a purely political nature, and proposed to ooard the Mayflower about mid-afternoon with Mrs. Coolidge. their son John and his father for the customary week end cruise down the Potomac. The President has decided on these cruises as the only vacation he W’ill take. MAJ. IMBRIE BEATEN -AND CUT TO DEATH BY FANATICAL MOB (Continued from First Page.) Washington last January 25. He re counted his remarkable adventures in crossing Asia Minor on horseback, Mr. Imbrfc had been commissioned by- the National Geographic Society to take photographs in Persia tor the National Geographic magazine. Mr. Imbrle told how he found Asia Minor to be unchanged by the centuries. “The styles of women, unlike our shifting modes, seem as immutable as the centuries. ” he said. “The problem of a traveler in that region,” the speaker humorously re marked, “is not so much a matter of language and supplies, but rather how proficient he is in smoking and drinking coffee. "The weed and the berry,” he con tinued, "must precede and accompany any sort of business negotiations, whether it be with a humble mer chant or an exalted government official.” There was an important change in the styles of men's dress, Mr. Xmbne said. The well known fez has all but disappeared, giving place to me "kalpock,” which is a sturdier fuzzy wool cap without a brim. Mustapha Kemal Pasha lias about a hundred ot them and the fact that he wears no other headdress has been a factor in the kalpock’s popularity. Mr. Xmbrie described Angora as a world capital with tew more con veniences than a village. fts lead ing “hotel” he compared to the wagon yards of America's frontier days. Practiced Law Here. For some time after school, the young man was connected with the legal Aid Society of New York, an organization providing relief for sea men. He later entered the practice of law in Baltimore, and then came to Washington, where he was for some years, practiced law with Howard McCormick, now professor of English at the Naval Academy at Annapolis. M hen the war broke out in Europe, Imbrle joined the American Ambu lance Service, an organization of Americans, which was later brigaded into the French Army. He served with valor at many points in France, and went through the seige of Verdun in 1915. Volunteering in the French Oriental expedition, he followed the French flag to Salonika- There he served until stricken with fever, and was forced to return to the United States. Entered Conanlar Service. Feeling that he was too weakened physically by his European service to enter the American Army when the United States joined the war. Robert Imbrie went into the consular service, and was sent to Petrograd Upon the departure of Ambassador Francis from the embassy there he took charge of American affairs. Although official representative of this Government there, it was only with extreme difficulty, it is related by his friends, that Imbrie escaped from Petro grad and returned again to the States. He was appointed United Slates con sul at Viborg, Finland. It was his serv ice at this post which is picturesque ly depleted by cartoons upon the walls of his room here, drawn by a friend who was familiar with his difficult problems at Viborg. Imbrie's next assignment was to the Allied High Commission at Constan tinople, where he not only served his Government with distinction, but where he fell In love with an Amer ican girl from Boston, Miss Catherine Gillespie, who was engaged there in relief work with the Red Cross. Married In Near East. The romance, budding under orien tal skies, was followed by marriage at Constantinople while the young diplomat was on leave from Angora. where he had been sent as special observer of the new Turkish regime. His experience at Angora enabled him to be of able service at Lau sanne during negotiations between the allies and the Turks. At the conclusion of 1 the Lausanne treaty negotiations he returned to the states again, where he received the latest and unfortunately fatal appointment to Persia While here he was ap pointed major in the United States Army Reserves. When he left Washington his plans called for going to Tabriz, but the American consul (Gottlieb) at Te heran asked for temporary relief there, and it was while serving in this capacity at Teheran that the major met his death. Collected Rare Weapons. One of Maj. Imbrie's hobbies was collecting weapons, and his collection at the Q street home includes curious sharp-edged instruments from all parts of the world. Many of them were gathered on an expedition in Africa prior to his military service with the famous anthropologist and explorer, Garner. On this trip info the Kongo the two were said to have followed a trail deep info Africa, which had been penetrated only once before, by a famous French hunter. Imbrle. his friends say, shot a fine collection of big game. For his military and diplomatic service. Maj. Imbrie was much deco rated and cited. A list of his medals follows: French crolx. de guerre, French white rose croix de guerre, French ambulance medal, French field service medal, Verdun medal, victory medal, the French medal of recog nition for serving six months at the front, the interallied Russian cross, the Russian medal and the first Rus sian Order of Nobility. He wrote a book on his experience in the war, entitled “Behind the Wheel in France.’’ Maj. Imbrle was a member of the University Club of this city and of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. GRILLING OF ‘EMIR’' TAKESJEWANGLE Quizzed by U. S. Customs Agent, Expert in Jewel Smuggling Cases. CHARGES POLITICAL PLOT ‘•Prince” Says Turkey and England Conniving to Get His Oil Lands. Another branch of the government took a persona! interest today in the renowned Seid Zerdecheno, self styled “Emjr of Kurdeftan” being held at the third precinct for im- uuthfjri ties when E. (j CorkhlH, agent at the Baltimore Cus toms House, noted for his activities in running down jewel smugglers, paid the royal guest an official visit in company with Special Agent Waite of the London office, who hap pened in town when Corkhill arrived The "prince” is being held for the Labor department on a charge of er< tering the United States with'«t proper passports. The Emir rather drawn after sleepless night on the steel-ribbe', bunk at the third precinct, attired i his gray suit, pajama-shirt, and naf* boots, received them suavely with a lordly air. Seated comfortab I in Capt. C. E. E. Flather’s office, A parried ail questions skillfully, ta ing airily on all subjects which cost i not involve him and diverting ' line of thought on all possibilities oi thin ice It was learned from the agents th a they were running out ' tips,” b * had failed to "turn up” anything. The emir charged in an intervie 4 today that a plot in which Englai .- and Turkey were primarily intercste / was at the bottom of the “terrib • • misunderstanding" which has plact * him in his present predicament. "A plot underlies it all,” said he. “I will tell about it later. It con cerns my rich oil fields in the elate o r Moosil. England wants them - ’ Turkey wants them, I will not let* them have them. "It is all a misunderstanding so far* as I can see. It will he corrected in a few days.” He resumed then his. coffee, cantaloupe and coffee cake, comprising his breakfast at the third precinct. The royal viands were pro • cured at a market next door Winces at Coffee. The royal features were noted to wince decidedly as the first taste of plebeian coffee passed the royal lips "How is the coffee?" he was asked “So. so,” he said, disinterestedly "You see. they can make ray body sleep on this," and he made an elo quent gesture at the basket-ribbed steel bunk, "but they cannot touch my soul. That belongs to God. They can do what they wish with my bodee, ah —but my soul—that is some thing else different.” He said he did not sleep well. He looked it. His appearance could not be classed as immaculate by any stretch of the imagination. He seemed not to be seriously affected by his de tention. He became enraged once today. It was when demon photographers un expectedly exploded a flashlight and took his picture He raved about it to Capt. Fiather. Capt. Fialher chased the photographers. It is believed that the Emir will spend the rest of the local visit at the District jail. This was the indi cation given at the Labor Depart ment todav. A hearing probably will be held late today ar early next week i it was stated. Meanwhile immigration officials ■ and customs agents are busy at their investigations PURCHASE OF FORESTS URGED UPON CANADA Pulpwood Commission Advocates Federal Ownership—Leaves Embargo to Parliament. j By the Associated Press. OTTAWA, July 19.— Recommending the development of a chain of pub licly owned forests, the special pulp wood commission in its report filed in I’arliament today leaves to the government determination of the question of an embargo on pulpwood The question of an embargo has been agitating public circles for some time Conservation of pulpwood is im perative. the commissioners reported, declaring the development of publicly owned forests throughout the Domin ion would be the best means to this end. The report also observes that if the government adopts an export tax on pulpwood the revenue should be applied to forest protection, adding "The application of an export tax. os tensibly as a means of conservation, but actually for the purpose of se curing revenue to apply in other di rections would be adding insult to injury.” From Yesterday's 5:30 Edition of The Star. GIRL HELD FOR THEFT AT D. C. BEAUTY SHOP Charged with embezzlement of sl,- 145. Gertrude Caswell, 26 years old, was taken into custody of the police by Detectives Springman and Fowler yesterday afternoon. She was held at the House of Detention pending further investigation of the case. The complainant in the case is the Elizabeth Arden Beauty Shop, Con necticut avenue near L street, where Miss Caswell had been employed for a considerable time as bead book keeper. She was in charge of the cash of the establishment, the de tectives were told, and the girl is said to have admitted having extract ed cash from bank deposits which she was accustomed to take to the bank. She said, according to the detectives, that she wanted the money tuH for herself, but to aid a friend who was financially embarrassed Detectives have verified the latter statement, and it is believed that a settlement of the case will be mrfHe later. The friend did not know, according to detectives, where Miss Caswell was getting the money which aided in staving off bankruptcy from a merchandising business. From Yesterday * 5 30 Edition of The Star. PICK MURDER TRIAL JURY. After more than 400 talesmen had been examined, a jury was selected yesterday afternon to try Ernest A. Brown, William Ludiey. Floyd Mon roe and Joseph Slaughter, all colored, who are charged with murder in the first degree in connection with the death of Policeman John W. Purcell, also colored, last October. The opening statement for the prosecution was made by Assistant United States Attorney O'Leary, and the introduction of testimony Will commence Monday. The trial Is being held before Chief Justice McC«y la Criminal.