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G. HP. CHIEF NAMED IN PM CASE Pelkey Accused of Placing Gas Explosive in Senate to End Filibuster. TWO FILE AFFIDAVITS Chairman of Party Denies Charges Placed Before Prosecutor for Action. By the Associated Press. PROVIDENCE, H. I„ July 19.—Gov/ William S. Flynn yesterday said that the Attorney General's Department had before it for action affidavits from two men in which William C. Pelkey, chairman of the Republican State committee, was named as hav ing provided and directed the plac ing of the gas bomb which broke up the Democratic filibuster in the State Senate on June 19. by stupefying members of that body. iThe affidavits, which the governor said were obtained by Assistant At torney General George Hurley and himself in New York yesterday, were made by Thomas Lully and Matthew J McGovern, both of Boston. The men are described as having been among a group hired to guard Republican members of the Senate, first while the filibuster was going on and subse quently after the Republican Senators ! left the State in a body and went to Rutland, Mass. Confirms Rumors, <*ov. Flynn, re-reading the affida vits. as published in the Providence News j*>sterday, confirmed them as the statements he had assisted ni obtain ing. That of Lally names “Toots" Murray, another of the So-called guards for Republican Senators, as having actually placed the bomb beside the desk of Lieut. Qov. Felix A. Toupin, presiding officer of the Senate and head of the Democratic ! minority forces in that body. It as- > serfs that I>ally was asked by John Toomey of Johnston to put some thing as near the "lieutenant gov ernor as you can and step on it." Pelkey. Toomey* and McCauley each made statements late last night deny ing in detail the charges in the af fidavits tending to involve them. Denies Accusations. “The statements connecting me with the gas bomb at hte statehouse are without foundation in fact, and absolutely groundless," Pelkey said. ! “I did not see or know of the pres ence of either of the individuals re ported to have made the affidavits, at the statehouse at any time during the filibuster, and had no knowledge of their presence there. I never met these two individuals until five days after the episode, and then it was on the way to Rutland. I will have have something to sav later on.” PERSHING WILL RETURN | FOR TROOP MANEUVERS | Leaving France July 23 to Partici- 1 pate in Mobilization in Fall. Gen. John J. Pershing.' chief of staff, i who has been in Europe several j weeks inspecting battlefields and j cemeteries, has notified the War De- j partrm-nt that he will sail from Cher bourg, France, July 23, and expects to be in Washington about the first of August. That will enable him to participate in the proposed mobil ization of the defensive forces of the United States in the early fall. Under the law, Gen. Pershing will be transferred to the retired list Sep tember 12, his 64th birthday, w.lth the rank and full pay of a general. Secretary Weeks is authority for the statement that Gen. Pershing, despite his retirement, will continue in serv ice as chief of staff, at least until the close of the present administra tion, March 4 next. The selection of i his successor in that office, he added, j has not been seriously considered. BRIG. GEN. W. R. SMITH LISTED FOR PROMOTION "Will Be Raised to Rank of Major General to Fill Place of Maj. Gen. McAlexander. Retired. Brig. Gen. William R. Smith, com manding the Coast Artillery School at Fort Monroe, Va., has been selected for promotion to the rank of major general to fill the vacancy caused by the retire ment on July 22 of Maj. Gen. Ulysses G. McAlexander. Col. Campbell Kins, commanding the j 15th Infantry, at Tientsin, China, will become a brigadier general, effective July 23. As senior officer assigned to duty in the 3d Corps Area, Gen. Smith prob ably will succeed to the command of that Area, with headquarters at Haiti, more. Maj. Gen. Charfcs H. Muir, former 3d Corps Area commander, re tired yesterday from active service. WOMAN ADMITS PART IN BIG JEWEL THEFT Wife of Man Arrested Here Con fesses Share in $50,000 Stengel Gem Robbery. By the Associated Pregs. NEW YORK, July 19.—Charging that she had aided in the theft of $50,000 worth of jewels from the Park avenue apartment of Mrs. Henry L. Stengel on April 8, detec tives last night arrested Louise Provnka. twenty-five years old, said to be the wife of Louis Campos, who was arrested in Washington. D. C., yesterday as the principal In the rob bery. The woman was taken Into custody at the summer home of Mrs. Stengel, in Larchmont Gardens, N. Y., where she was employed as a maid. The police said the prisoner admit ted not only that she was Campos' wife, but that she had played a part in the robbery. DENIES BANDIT CHARGE. Stephens on Stand in $37,009 “Cannon Ball” Hold-Up Case. PETERSBURG, Va., July 19.—Joseph H. Stephens of Richmond took the witness stand in his own defense to day in Prince George courthouse, and for four hours denied that he had any part in the-$37,000 robbery of the Norfolk and Western “cannon ball” last December. Stephens, an express messenger, was in charge of the bag gage car of the train at the time the two express companies’ safes were looted. Stephens was implicated in the hold-up by statements by Frank Mer hout, who. some time ago, pleaded guilty before the court, admitting that he actually committed the theft but claiming that others also were involved in the plot. For two hours Stephens described the robbery, stoutly denying that he had had any foreknowledge of the plot or that he aided Merhout in any way in pro curing the money. Then for two morenours the accused underwent a grueling questioning. | FOLKS | When the inner policies of the Bal tic republics are discussed by those who know all the details of that memorable struggle which resulted -in 1 restoring liberty to the most an- VK dent people of northern Europe, Dr. Antonius Filp, Wf she scholarly en- WM W vo y from Es thonla. is always described as man who made the peace Hus sia - Sgif 'i JBBBKu rather austere in H bearing, most economical in the rb a 1 DR. ANTONIUS PUP. sense as President • Coolldge. But he has tremendous force and unwaver ing patience* and he had climbed to fame in the legal profession even under the handicaps placed upon the Baltic citizens in the days of the Romanoffs. For the flrst two years of the world war be was judge advocate of the Russian armies operating along the north east frontier. Later, he served in the judicial department during the Ker ensky regime, but when an opportu nity came to assist the patriots who were planning the coup which placed Esthonia again among the indepen dent countries of the world, he with drew to his former duties, the. head of the College of Law in the vener able university at Dorpat. He had been teaching there since his early boyhood, and gradually had reached an outstanding position among writ ers of legal text books as well as be ing one of the most successful teach ers of international law and jurispru dence. It was in this capacity that Dr. Piip met the representatives of the soviet government then in power in Moscow, who. after the unsuccess ful attempt to reconquer this portion of Russia's former empire, accepted the terms of peace. When Dr. Piip first arrived in Washington with his wife, who had been his pupil in Dorpat. and who also is a lawyer and a considerable aid to her husband, he said that hav ing lived for so many years under the tyranny of Russia and then under the terrifying conditions which held during the war and after, he had forgotten how to play. He has. how ever. found leisure and inclination in Washington for long quiet walks and for an occasional horse-back ride through Rock Creek, with Mme. Piip, who is one of the most accomplished equestriennes in the diplomatic corps. ALEXANDRIA. ALEXANDRIA. Va.. July 19 (Spe cial).—Forrest P. Waddell, suspended Washington policeman. Is still irra tional, and at times violent, at the Alexandria hospital, where he was taken last Sunday night after his motor cycle overturned on the Fort Humphreys road, killing Miss Mae Foreman. A coroner’s jury, which has viewed the body, is awaiting Waddell's recovery to consider the case. Mrs. Waddell was at the bed side of her husband yesterday after noon. as also was their small daugh- j ter. The patient talks almost inces- i santly. Plans are being made for the or- [ ganization of a La Follette-Wheeler i club at a meeting of third party ad- | herents to be held in the rooms of the ■ Chamber of Commerce Thursday j night at 8 o'clock. A fourth Booster Club campaign I was planned last night to start Au- I gust 1. Details have not been worked | out. Fifty prizes, won .during the; recent contest, will be awarded In the I auditorium of the Chamber of Com- I merce Monday night, at 8 o’clock, i Robert E. Lee Post, No. 24, Ameri ] can Legion yesterday received a meri -1 torious service citation as the result •of recent additions in membership which now bring the standing of the I post to 1.400 per ejent. The citation was received by Charles E. Corbett, adjutant of the post, from the de partmental headquarters. Nat Ruffin, colored, yesterday after noon was found guilty of an ' unin tentional violation of the prohibition law" by a jury in corporation court. The jail sentence was omitted by- Judge Howard W. Smith and a fine of SSO and costs imposed. Sam Pearson entered a plea of guilty and was fined SSO and costs. Several hundred persons last night attended the third of a series of band concerts given on Dreadnaugh Park. Music was furnished by the Fort Myer Military Band. The State corporation has granted a charter to Temple Park Corporation of this city, which will operate In city and suburban real estate. The maximum capital of the corporation is $50,000 and the minimum is $10,000.• E. Taylor was exonerated of blame yesterday in the case where he was charged with having struck with his automobile Elsie Boggerson, a small colored girl of Washington. The acci dent occurred when the girl stepped from behind a street car at Henry and King streets, THAW DENIES HE’LL WED. Single Life for Him on Virginia Farm, He Declares. I Special Dispatch to The Star. I WINCHESTER, Va., July 19.—Har i ry K. Thaw of Pittsburgh, who next week gets possession of Kenilworth, the old Stephenson estate, near here, which he purchased recently from J. W. and J. L. Jolliffe, has denied rumors that he intended to bring a bride with him to his newly acquired Virginia uiome. A report was circulated recently to the effect that Thaw was engaged to a Pittsburgh woman, a widow whom he knew when a youth, and that they soon would be married, either in Pittsburgh or New York. He declared he had no intention of getting mar ried again. Thaw’s mother, Mrs. Mary Copley Thaw, who has been spending a week or ten days here, has returned to Pittsburgh. Senator Glass’ Nephew to Wed. Special Dispatch to The Star. LYNCHBURG, Va., July 19.—Lieut. Richard P. Glass, U. S. N., Is to wed Miss Katherine M. Ely. in Norfolk, it has been announced. He Is a nephew of Senator Carter Glass and the bride elect is a daughter of Commander and Mrs. C. F. Ely of Norfolk. Russian Officer Sentenced. PARIS, July 19. —Sentence has been pronounced in the case in which a former Russian officer, Boris Mln dlouck. and a French engineer, An toine Thlvat, were accused of having appropriated important plans belong ing to the airplane factories where they were employed which concerned tlje interests of national defense. The trial was held In camera, but Mln dlouck is alleged to have admitted that he intended to communicate the documents to the Soviet government. He was sentenced to three years’ im prisonment and 1.000 francs fine. Thlvat, who had appropriated plans dealing with chasing and bombing planes, was sentenced to ten months’ imprisonment. Power to Beat Servant Problem. EAST HOATHLY, England, July 19. —Because of the lack of servants a village of labor-saving cottages has been built near here by the wife of the vicar of Barnes, Middlesex. The village has its own power station and everything in the cottages is done by electricity. Bombmakers Sentenced. CALCUTTA, July 19.—The two Ben galese who were# caught red-handed when the Calcutta police discovered a complete bomb factory here in March last, have been sentenced to ten and seven years, respectively, for being in possession of live bombs. THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON, D. C.. SATURDAY, JULY 19, 1924. BRITISH TO RAISE SCAPAFLOW FLEET Great Preparations in Prog ress to Salvage Sunken German Ships. LONDON, July 19.—During the war, the British salvage successes were notable for the recovery of German code-books, which are still a secret. The new chapter opened with the Operations," and now an other mighty task Is beginning—the 'raising of the German fleet at Scapa Flow. It’, will mean seven years of hard toil. Many have said, “why do they need to salvage the German fleet?" Well, the old saying is, “prac tice makes perfect" and successful experiments in these operations may mean more fhan does the Laurentic gold. Never have the British had and perhaps never shall again have, such an opportunity of testing their sal vaging capabilities. The equipment of the vessels de voted to the salvage worn on the German fleet comprises a bewildering assortment of engineering appliances all immensely powerful, all of the simplest possible construction, and all made of such material and treated I in such away that being in or under water for a Tew days or even weeks does them no real harm. There are pumps capable of drawing up over a ton of water a second, and not given to shirking if the water be muddy or sandy; hammers, drills and riveters, worked by pneumatic pressure, and striking about 1.500 blows per minute, either under water or above. Electric lamps illuminate the gloomy recesses of a sunken vessel's hold or blaze above the dark water when the lost ship has risen again to light the workers as they secure their prize for towing into port. I ho Powerful Ex plosives. But /nore wonderful than all is the use made of the most powerful ex plosives. Dynamite charges, care fully graduated, arc used either for clearing away an obtruding pinnacle of rock or attached to the ragged j edges of a rent in the side of a sunk en vessel for blowing those edges l smoothly off in order to allow a patch to be built over it. For certain cases there will be pon toons, hollow Iron tanks of varying sizes, their lifting power carefully noted, and their shapes so arranged that they fit closely to the sides of the wrecked ship. These are secured to the ship, and can be sunk and fastened to the sides of the vessel under water by the divers, then pumped out and made airtight. They then immediately exert all their enormous lifting power. There is the salving ship herself, a vessel not 100 large, but of immense strength of hull, of great engine power for tow ing purposes and equipped witli mighty cranes and derricks for hoist ing weights up to 50 tons each. An all important item is her electrical installation for the working of search lights and arc lights of great power. An air-compressing plant is necessary for the working of the pneumatic tools which form so Important a part of the diver's equipment. Salvaged lly Damn. The salvaging of a battleship is a totally different proposition from that of a merchant vessel. Few people j ever think of the enormous masses of j metal, some over a couple of hundred j tons in weight, that are to be- found in a modern battleship, the lifting of •which taxes all the resources of even a dockyard. If every ship in Scapa Flow were fn the same position the task would be easy, but that is not so. Some idea of the task may be gathered from the fact that all ships , lie in a different position. For in- , stance, the Hindenburg is standing upright, the Derffiinger nearly on her | side, the Seydlilz bottom up. cruisers j with their “bows in the air, and the | others in various positions. This shows that every ship will need its different methods. Let us take the Hindenburg on an even keel. 'With the depth of water and the plan of the ship, a cofferdam can be built right round her upper works —an im mense superstructure, watertight and reaching the surface of the water. After the divers have closed all holes, the great pumps can be set to work and the ship brought to the surface. Many ships have been salvaged in this way. With the Seydlitz it is a different matter altogether, for had she also gone down on an even keel, pumps and plenty of them, would soon have brought her up again, but the 24.000- ton ship has been overturned, and the righting of a capsized vessel is al ways a ticklish job. The main ad vantage in this case is the space in which to move the salvage craft and mighty lifting derricks, for it is es sential that the lifting craft should be.able to move freely all around the capsized vessel if she is to be brought to the surface again. Much blasting may have to be done with explosives, getting rid of the masts and other obstructions, for that is the first step towards salvage. Then the divers will be sent into the interior of the ship with orders. “Close all port holes and every other opening you can find.” Mod Shifts In. By this time, however, the ship will have sunk some distance Into the ozo, and many tons of mud will have shifted to the port holes and other openings to make things un pleasant and difficult for the divers, as well as adding considerably to the weight to be lifted. The port holes, owing to toe ship's position, will be no easv task to get at. but by using compressed air and turning powerful jets of water on the mud one by one can be screwed up. It is a nerve-try ing risky work and the divers have to study hard to get the “hang" of the ship before they venture down. The floors of the cabins of many of the ships, of course, will now be the walls, and the walls have become floors, the doorways making pits for the unwary to fail through. When a diver falls, tragedy may easily occur, so ail the time the men have to be on the alert. Coupled with these drawbacks is the fact that in the interior of the ship the water is thick with mud, making it impossible to see, and the divers have to trust to their fingers—like blind men they will grope about, relying upon their sense of touch to tell them that things are all right. It will lie a mighty task to roll over this 24,000-ton carcass of a ship, and it seems at a. glance impossible that such a thing can be done; but a success will be achieved For a ship lying on her side, and Which has now dug herself into the yielding ooze, it will be essential to remove all the mud between her keel and the bottom in order to give her free movement. Metal Under Water. The oxy-acetylene blow-pipe may prove a great advantage In making holes through metal bulkheads, or the oxy-torch, by which metal can be actually burnt under water. It seems incredible to think of heating iron to melting point when surrounded by a mass of water, but the flame is en circled by a cylindrical jet of air that blows away the water. The heat Is very Intense and highly localized? and as a s#sult the temperature is raised enough to heat through the iron and steel. Plunge a match Into water and it goes out. Even the blaze of a ship alight from stem to stern Is put out as soon as she sinks. The end of the electrical torch used Is shaped something like a cup, in the center of which Is the electric arc, which generates a heat of 6,700 de grees F. Around the arc is a series of apertures, arranged in a ring, through which the highly compressed gas Is delivered. The intense heat of the gas—about 8.000 degrees—drives back the water from within the cup and reduces It to steam, thus leaving the waterless space for the electrical SEED SPROUTS IN EYE. r Farmer in London Hospital Suf fers Pain Under Operation. LONDON, July 19.—Green. In the form of grass growing from a tiny seed, was seen In the eye of a farm laborer on whom an operation was performed at Gloucester Koyal Infirmary. The seed had lodged In the socket of the eye, and Its germi nation caused Us ‘•host" great pain, which Increased until he de cided to seek relief at the hos pital. Here the ophthalmic surgeon declted to make an Incision above the eye. and the blade of grass was uncovered and removed with ths hayseed from which It had sprung. Apparently the discharge from the tear duct had watered the seed and the blade of grass grow ing from It had received sufficient light through the eyeball to make it green. ' The operation was suc cessful, and the man's eye Is now as good as ever. SALMON STARVE ON WAY 10 OCEAN Refuse to Eat in Fresh Water During Journeys of 2,000 Miles to Sea. LONDON, July 19—Having work ed their toilsome way up from the sea the salmon are busy about their family affairs in the small waters far up among the hills. Salmon and trout lay their eggs in autumn, not spring. It is an interest ing sight to watch them on the spawning beds. The henflsh choose* a pool with a gravelly bottom and sets to scooping out a sort of trench. She seems to plough right into the gravel with her body, and the trench in which she lays her eggs may be fully ten feet long. The eggs, when laid and fertilized, are carefully covered up, both parents taking their share at this work. They keep at it until the french becomes a mound, known in fisherman’s lan guage as a ■'redd.” The hen salmon lays about nine hundred eggs for each pound of her weight, so even a 10-pound fish will deposit 0.000 eggs. Once the important business of the spawning is completed the parent fish are free to depart. But unless the water is exceptionally heavy they hang about, waiting for a really big spate to enable them to make their return journey to the sea. So, even in the following March, when salmon angling has begun again, many a ■'keif or black fish is hooked in the river and has to be carefully re placed by the disappointed fisherman. British salmon differ entirely from American in that the former get back to the sea alive, while the lat ter never do so. This may be be cause of the enormous length of American rivers. The great salmon of Alaska swim up as far as Caribou Crossing, which is 2,250 miles from the mouth of the Yukon Klver. Imagine a fish accomplishing such a journey without one mouthful of food to sustain it on its way! Salmon do not feed in fresh water. There is no parallel in all nature to such a feat. And it is the most wonder ful, because the salmon, when in the sea. is a most voracious feeder. None of these American salmon re turn to the ocean. Not one. They simply starve to death, and their dead bodies, drifting ashore, pollute the river banks for miles. Even the smaller hump-back sal mon. which, as a rule, use the smaller rivers and creeks of North America for spawning purposes, fail to return to salt water. According to the fisheries department of the UnitKd States government, which has care fully Investigated the spawning of salmon, these fish, too, although their spawning ground may be less than fifty miles from the sea, make no effort to return to salt water. These American salmon thus pro vide another example of nature’s care for the race, combined with carelessness of the individual life. WALES WANTED IN AFRICA "Nationalists Will Not Move for Se cession From Britain. JOHANNESBURG, July 19.—The Na tionalists are desirous of inviting the Prince of Wales to visit South Africa at the earliest suitable time. The lead ers promise him the heartiest recep tion. The decision of Gen. Smuts to dis solve Parliament caused the abandon ment of the visit arranged this sum mer. The South African Nationalists, who, following the defeat of Gen. Smuts' party, will, with the help of labor, form the new government, are to make no effort at secession from Britain. “The Nationalists will stand by their pledge to labor to make no effort to change South Africa’s constitutional relationship with Britain,” said Gen. Hertzog, the Nationalist loader, in an interview, quoted by Reuter. arc to work in. The diver holding this torch against the steel can cut circular holes fourteen inches across In about 10 minutes. A remarkable point is that this torch produces such a dazzling light in spite of the Inky mud-charged water that the divers have to arrange shields over the glass fronts of their helmets In order to protect their eyes from the glare. A Richness and Elegance In mitred glass, the tinea or designs are cut V-shape into the surface as the Plate Glaaa. Mitred deaigna on Plate Glaaa mirrors, door* plates, tranaoma and partition *glaaa have the richncaa and elegance of the finest cut tableware. The natural luxurious* ness of “Lighthouse” Quality Plate Glaaa ia enhanced by mitred de signs produced by skilled artisans working with the beat of materials and machinery. Insist an Ughihotua Quality Plate Glass FnmdrJ IMS hires turner ' GLASS COMPANY Ciissha) Wi lasnra S. r LOVE IS AGELESS, TWO CASES PROVE Man, 75, and Boy, 12, Find Same Troublous Path to inamoratas’ Hearts. By Consol ida led Proas. SAN FRANCISCO, July I*.—The grand passions of Paris for Helen of Troy and Romeo for Juliet are not necessarily circumscribed by arte riosclrosls or Is puppy love always lacking In dogged fidelity. San Fran cisco just now has two strangely parallel cases to prove it. Robert Wilson, aged 12. is In juvenile detention ward here because he ran away from his home in Los Angeles to pursue and win the heart of Barbara Pfeiffer, a dainty little 8-year-old stage dancer, who i« the idol of his youthful dreame. Henry Mueller, 75 years old. is in a prison ceil because he pushed 78- year-old Hugh McCloskey down a flight of steps and killed him In an almshouse quarrel over the right to call Mrs, Ida Hubbell, aged 70, "Sweetheart.” Both heart tragedies. It develops, point to the same moral—that love has no neutral zone or polar ages. In the case of the diminutive Bobble Wilson, who was taken Into custody as he laid siege to the stage door of a local theater where he thought his still more diminutive inamorata was going to appear, scanty cash. 500 miles and lack of a formal Introduc tion were not obstacles whatever. Love nt First Sight. Robert, who wanted to play Pyra mus to his 8-year-old Barbara’s Thlsbe, first saw her two weeks ago, when she was dancing in a juvenile troupe near his Los Angeles home. ’T«tts love at flrst sight—on Robert’s part, anyway. After that he became a worshipful front seal regular. As for wee Miss Pfeiffer, she was a precocious little vamp. She favored Bobbie with frequent encouraging smiles across the footlights. Then the youthful Romeo learned his tiny Juliet would shortly leave Loa Angeles with her troupe. By discreet inquiries from unsuspecting stage hands he discovered she was coming to San Francisco, He even obtained the name of the theater here at which she was to appear. On her last Los Angeles appearance he mustered up nerve enough to throw a note across the footlights. It re ad. “I will see you In San Fran cisco." And that’s what Bobbie set out to do. Only somebody gave him a bum steer. With funds subtracted from his savings hank and without advis ing his parents, he bought a ticket for Han Francisco. He sought the stage door of the theater where he had been told she was to appear, kor 24 hours he kept vigil, but with out catching sight of his lady love. Then the police picked him up. It developed that he was a week ahead of schedule: tiny Miss Pfeiffer is not to appear at the theater until next week. cas . e ’ 7 lth i,fi almshouse setting and palsied atmosphere, was too tragic to permit of an inward chuckle of amusement. Henry Mueller, who pushed his seventy-eight-year-old rival down the stairway for love of seventy year-old Ida Huhbell, must face a charge of manslaughter. He is a tired old man whose eyes blink pain fully in the strong courtroom light, and there is little about him to sug gest reborn romance. “We both loved the same woman.” he says. “I was giving her some candy in the almshouse hallway when McCloskey came along and de manded to kno>v what right I had to give his sweetheart candy. I said she was my sweetheart, too, and he tried to hit me with a cane. We struggled and he fell downstairs. I wasn’t try ing to hurt him.” “I wasn’t the sweetheart of either one of them,” Mrs. Hubbell said. “They had no business fighting over me.” ACCEPTSJHEADQUARTERS. Davis Will Use Governors’ Boom at New York Club. NEW YORK, July 19.—John W. Davis will use the governor’s room at the National Democratic Club as his personal headquarters during the coming campaign. The "room’’ is a suite intended for she use of governors when they visit this city. It was occupied by Cordell Hull, chairman of the Demo cratic National Committee, during the recent convention, and often has been used by Gov. Hmith. Accepting the club’s quarters, at the Invitation of Thomas E. Rush, president, Mr. Davis wrote: "I am very pleased to accept the cordial hospitality of the National Demo cratic Club you were good enough to tender me. I very much appreciate the courtesy.” The club is three blocks from the Davis campaign headquarters in the Grand Central district MOB LYNCHES NEGRO. Prisoner Accused of Attempted As sault—Taken From Jail. MERIDIAN. Miss., July 19.—Harry Shelton, negro, was taken from Jail at Scooba near here last night by about 35 men and carried about four miles toward Dekalb and lynched. The negro was hanged from a tree limb and his body riddled with bul lets. He was said to have attempted to assault a white woman living near Electric Mills, a week ago. fYou won’t miss a thing if you have The Star sent to you while your are away It will bring you the news from Home with the regularity of the mail— and the completeness and <'T'i accuracy for which The Star is noted. j • T7* address can be changed as frequently as is necessary to keep up with your ”* .1 ** movements. Rates by Mail —Postage Paid Payable in Advance Maryland and Virginia— Daily ui SkuOay Dally Sunday One month 70c 50c 20c One week. 20c 15c 5c All other States— | One month 85c 60c 25c | One week. 25c 20c 10c | ORANGES LEAD FRUITS. Government Estimates United States Supply by Families. The dtrua fruit supply of the coun try, after deduction of expoi" s, via enough to allow 21.9 pounds of or anges, 6.5 pounds of grapefruit and 8.7 pounds of lemons for the con sumption of each person In the United States last year the Depart ment of Agriculture estimates. Thera was a total supply of 34,- 998,000 boxes of oranges, 8,199,000 boxes of grapefruit and 9.199,000 boxes of lemons, but exports amount ed to 2,294,000 boxes of orangee, 281.- 000 boxes of grapefruit and 182,000 boxes of lemons. Unofficial statistics place New York City’s consumption of oranges at 60 pounds per capita annually. SYDNIIYASK TEST OFHISSANITY Counsel’s Plea Expected to Precede Richmond Wife- Slayer’s Trial. By the Aonoclated Press, RICHMOND, Va., July 19.—Walter J. Sydnor, husband of three wives and confessed slayer of his third. Is slated for trial In hustings court here next Thursday. Before the trial Is held, however; de fense counsel is expected to ask the appointment of a lunacy commission to investigate the sanity of their client. Investigation by the police has dis closed that several years ago Sydnor married a Norfolk girl. A divorce re sulted and he then became the hus band of Eva May Sydnor. She insti tuted divorce proceedings, and before they were completed Sydnor married Violet Worley Rainey. The body of Violet Worley Sydnor was found floating in the James River near the city dock, June 17 Discov ery of the body created a State-wide sensation. Thelma Richardson, a beautiful Tnano girl, had disappeared in Richmond and at first police iden tified the body as that of her. Rela tives of the missing girl, however, came here and disclosed the error. The body next was said to be that of a Richmond attorney's wife. She de nied In person the Identification. Then came the identification of the body as that of Mrs. Sydnor. THI« of Katmngrtnent. Mrs. E. W. Rainey of Richmond, mother of the girl, identified the body and told police that for several months the couple had not lived to gether. She also disclosed that Mrs. Sydnor had learned her husband still was legally bound to his second wife and the separation had resulted. Sydnor came to the Rainey home Saturday, June 14, and made an en gagement with Mrs. Sydnor to meet him that evening. Mrs. Rainey never saw her daughter alive after that day, and when she attempted the identifi cation she had to depend on the clothes of the girl to make sure she was right. The woman had been struck on the head with a blunt in strument several times before being thrown in the river. Immediately after identification of the body a search for Sydnor was be gun. He was reported In several Vir ginia cities and at last was captured In Alexandria. Mrs. Eva May Sydnor. the second wife, contributed much to the capture of the fugitive. SLEEPERS ON TRACKS DELAY KOREAN TRAINS Railroad Officials Start Campaign of Education to Stop Practice. By the Associated Press. SEOUL*, July 19.—Korean unfa mlliarity with railways, resulting in frequent accidents and obstruction of traffic, has been a source of worry for the authorities of the Japanese built and owned Chosen Railways. A campaign of propaganda to teach the Koreans not to walk or sleep on the tracks has been started. The railway authorities estimate that at least 500 trains a year are obliged to stop because Koreans on the track do not heed the warning whistles. There have been Instances in which Koreans, particularly on hot summer nights, have slept on the tracks, using the rails for pillows, with fatal results. In some such cases friends of the victims have charged the railway with responsi bility and have destroyed sections of track in revenge. LUTHER LETTER SOLD. Document Reveals Plea for Concil iatory German Attitude to Pope. HEREIN, July 19. —An event unique in German auction rooms has been the sale of one of Martin Luther's im portant letters, dated 1523. two and a half folio sheets, and addressed to the Elector Frederick of Saxony Written In German, the letter shows clearly that Luther urged his deter mined and energetic sovereign to adopt a conciliatory attitude toward the Pope. Taking the standpoint that peace is more beneficial to humanltv than Justice. Luther maintained that a war must follow if the Elector pro tested further against the Papal Cor onation of the recently elected Charles V as Emperor. The letter was knocked down for 9,000 gold marks—at present rates not much under |2,800. FLORIDA SPEEDING UP ROAD BUILDING PLAN State’s Highway System Contem plates Network- Covering 3,506 Miles. By the Associated Press. TALLAHA.BSEE, Fla., July 19. Working under provision*) of an act of the Legislature designating a sys tem of roads to provide highways reaching from cne end of the Stale to the other, the Florida State Hoad Department is making steady prog ress toward completion of the net work of roads that have a total mile age of 3,606. In addition to work be ing done by the State, counties are bonding themselves and spending millions of dollars yearly in order to expedite construction of the roads. The State road department has only about M. 500.000 a year to operate on, In addition to'labor of a thousand or more State convicts who are as signed to road-building work, but is going ahead with its program con structing highways that cost from 120.000 to $40,000 for the hard-sur faced type, and around $2,000 a mile for sand-clay surface. The system provides for a road into Florida from Waycross, Ga., extend ing along the east coast of Miami that will eventually extend to Key West when the contemplated Over seas Highway is completed; two roads through the central part of the State from north to south; one across the northern border from Jacksonville to Pensacola, and a number of others crossing the peninsula and western wing at different intervals. Another, the Tamlaml trail, extending along the west coast from Tampa through the Everglades to Miami, is also un der construction. PATAGONIANS TALLEST; LAPLANDERS SHORTEST Extremes of Human Race Both Found in Practically Arctic j Climates. It is often said that the tallest neo- | pie are found in the temperate zones and the general idea is that the Brit- I ish and the Scandinavians are the tallest races In the world. If. how- I ever, you go carefully into the figures you will find that this is not the case. The average height of English. Scots and Scandinavians is the same. A full-grown man of each race aver ages five feet seven and two-fifths inches in height. The Irish are a fraction of an inch shorter, and next come Danes and Belgians. But these are not the tallest races, j In rhe matter of inches the records I are held by Zulus. Iroquois Indians,! Polynesians and Patagonians. The ' last, the tallest race in the world, i average five feet ten and one-third ! inches. Now the Zulus live in a semi tropical climate, the Iroquois in a temperate one, the Polynesians in some of the hottest parts of the world, while the Patagonians inhabit the Horn of South America, one of the coldest and most miserable places on earth. In remarkable contiast to the Pata gonians are the Laplanders, who, re siding almost on the Arctic circle, are the shortest race on earth, a grown man being onlv seven-tenths of an inch over five feet. The more one studies the matter the more puzzling it becomes, but one point seems clear enough—that climate and latitude have nothing whatever to do with height. Food and fresh air. Indeed, have more to do with the development of the individual than climate, as is proved by the fact that everywhere the farm laborer is taller than the artisan. «— Auto Topples; Five Die. BUENO VISTA. Colo., July 19. —Five persons were killed near here late last night when their automobile broke through a bridge and dropped 50 feet into the Arkansas River. Trustee Sale j at I Public Auction | Wednesday, July 23, 4 P.M. I New—Thoroughly Modern Bungalow | 401 Takoma Ave. I (TAKOMA PARK) Large airy rooms, closets, shower bath, hot- || water heat, electric lights, gas. sleeping porch, g chicken yard, stone-terraced sidewalk, shrub- g bery, etc. Terms i Cash, Balance in 3 Years I Thos. J. Owen & Son, Auctioneers I Studebaker Light Six satisfactory per formance is the result of cumu lative refinements consistently added each year from the experi ences of more than 200,000 owners. In traffip, on hills, on the long stretches of road and at the traffic man's signal, its smooth flow of power never fails. Drive a Studebaker Light Six Prove to your ovm satisfaction why it is supreme in its field. Joseph Mcßeynolds “The Studebaker Man” StlTmi Satisfactory Transportation in Washington for 35 'Yoars. Commercial Auto & Supply Co. 14th and R Streets 9 NEW YORK POLICE INSPECTORS FINED Two Ousted for Laxity in Liq uor Cases in Big Shake-Up. Bx the Associated Prer« NEW YORK, July 19,—The police map of the city was changed yes terday by Police Commissioner En right in a general shake-up of the city force after nine of twelve in spectors tried on charges of viola tion of duty with regard to the pro hibition law had been found guilty. Two inspectors were dismissed on pensions and fined 15 days’ pay. an other was similarly fined and reduced to a captaincy, and six inspectors and one deputy were lined from five to fifteen days’ pay. Charges against three of the in spectors were dismissed. This shake-up of the department heads was said to be unusual in the administration history, but the greater effect was the changing of inspection d.strict boundaries with the consequent automatic shifting of thousands of men from old dis j trict headquarters to the new ones. Inspectors Shifted. Some inspectors were also shifted to different districts and headquarters was suppianted by the newly deaig ! nated thirteenth division. I Commissioner Enright in a special | order dealing with the oases of the j twelve inspectors, said, in part; "I am not unmindful of the fact 'that the Federal laws governing crim ! inal procedure are archaic, insuf | ficient and highly technical • • • “In many instances where officers | of this department have undertaken | to obtain and execute warrants for I offenders against the Federal pro j hibition law the unreasonable dela; in chaining such farrants had rendered our efforts futile to enfon the law.” WIVES RABID*ON FILMS. LOSE VIENNA HUSBANDS : One Accused of Maltreating Chil dren After Seeing Movie. Other Dropped Cooking. Br the Associated Press, VIENNA, July 19.—The movies t. ured here recently in two divor. t cases. In one instance the husband accused the wife of having neglected her home over her craze for seeing the movies, and of having maltreated her children as a result of having seen cruel forms of punishment in the movies. The wife denied being influenced by the motion picture drama, but ilie divorce was neverthe less granted. In the second case a merchant com plained that he could no longer af ford to eat in restaurants and hotels, because his wife had the movie craze and neglected cooking, housekeeping and her husband. In this case. too. the court granted a divorce, and par ticularly stated that the defendant “had seriously neglected her house hold duties through her frequenta j tion of the theater and movies.” Mrs. Mortimer TV. Vest of Balti more. delegate at large to the Demo cratic national convention, has the distinction of being the first woman delegate elected from Maryland to attend a national convention.