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DEMOCRATS STAKE ALL ON DAVIS’TALK Country Asked to Await Vig orous Definition of Issues | in Acceptance Speech. *§ HV FIORRRT T. SMALL. SNEW YORK, August 7.—The Demo crats are staking: their all on John tT- Davis’ speech of acceptance, to be delivered at Clarksburg next Monday. The action of William B. Wilson, for mer Secretary of Labor, in writing: to Stfmuel Gompers, asking him to make SjD presidential indorsements until g7ter he had heard Mr. Davis is a re flection of the attitude of all the party leaders. They are in effect ask ing the country to wait until Mr. Davis speaks. j No candidate perhaps ever had so much at stake on a single group of utterances as Mr. Davis has on next Monday. There is plenty of evidence that the country at large holds Mr. Davis in high regard as a man. The people are waiting - to- tak-e his meas are as a statesman and possible Chief Executive. Rattle of Personalities. Much of the burden which comes to Mr. Davis at this time is due to the fart that as the campaign develops it A 8 becoming more and more evident that it is to be a battle of personali ties rather than of parties. Party lies, it is generally admitted, were Jlfcver ko 1 ooae as today. The Republicans are making a spe cial plea to the people to elect Calvin Coolldge because he is Calvin Cool idge, and not because he happens to be the nominee of any particular pprty. They realise that Senators and Representatives of the party were At odds with Mr. Ooolidge on nearly Avery one of the important measures he urged during the past Winter, and that a straightout party appeal would not have the same weight with the people as an appeal for Mr. Coolldge personally. The Republicans are saying that Cal vin Coolldge is his own platform, his own pledge for the future. The Democrats of the country are hoping to say the same thing for Mr. Davis. La Follefte "Whole Show." The “progressive” campaign centers almost wholly about the personality of Senator La Follette. Without him there would be no La Follette party In the fleld. The Senator led the movement from the start, and it was apparent to political observers in Washington four or five months ago that nothing could keep him out of the race this year. The parties are being subordinated this year as never before. The Dem ocrats are willing that some of their antics at Madison Square Garden shall be entirely forgotten and that the race shall be decided upon the abilities of their chief candidate. Nevertheless, the Democrats will make more of a party appeal than either of their two rivals. It will be a part of Democratic strategy to show that if they are given a ma jority In Congress they will function as a party and bring legislative or der out of the legislative chaos of the past two years. The Democrats claim that the re sults of the Republican primaries in various States already show that the Republicans will have the same split forces in the two branches of Con gress that have made them virtually Impotent during the past session. See Vo Drift to Coolldge. Men who voted consistently against Mr. Coolldge last Winter have furled the Coolidge banner about themselves for primary purposes, but there is no reason to believe that upon their return to Washington they will be in any greater sympathy with him. The Republicans are willing that" much of their party record of the past two years shall be forgotten. This was evidenced in the platform adopted at Cleveland. The record in Congress was all but ignored. The Republican slogan this year is to look forward, not backward. They are willing that all the “pointing with pride” shall be done in, the direction of Mr. Coolidge. Os course, they will view the Democrats with alarm from time to time. That is natural. The new combination of progres sives surrounding Senators La Fol lette and Wheeler, having no party record, are content to denounce both of the old parties and to promise everything for the future. Won't Forgot Teapot Dome. The Democrats ars not going to let the Republicans get away with their soft-pedal policy-if they can help it. Mr. Davis already has announced that Chairman Butler, of the Republican national committee, is very much mistaken if he believes Teapot Dome and Jhe cabinet changes at Wash ington are dead issues. The assumption that Mr. Davis might be too “high-minded” to touch upon the “scandals” seems to have been a mistaken one on the part of the Republicans. The Democratic candidate la going to drag every grinning skeleton out of the Repub-, llcan closet that he can lay his hands on. His friends are urging him to take'an agressive attitude in this direction, and from present indications there will be a great rattling of dry bones from the very start of the campaign. The scandals will make fine fuel for the minor speakers of the campaign and there will be as many of these as the slim purse of the Democrats will permit. (Copyright. 1924.) BRYAN GETS SPEECH. D. C. Man Brings Copy of Davis’ Talk to Nebraskan. LINCOLN. Neb., August 7.—J. A. Edgarton, Washington, D. C., called on Gov. Bryan, Democratic vice presi dential nominee, yesterday as a mes senger from Mr. Bryan's running mate, John W. Davis. It was believed he brought a copy of Mr. Davis’ speech of acceptance, so that Gov. Bryan, who is working on his own speech, for the August 18 notification, oould study his running mate’s ideas. Germans Get London Loan. BERLIN, August 7.—The North Ger man Lloyd Steamship Company has been granted a ten-year loan of ft.OOMOO by London financiers, the Frankfurter Zeltuhg at Fxt&klon announces. Not Klan Member; Will Never Join 9 Davis Declares By the AssocUted Press. NEW TORK, August 7.—John W. Davis, Democratic candidate for President, in a letter made public today, declared he is not a member of the Ku Klux Klan and never was a member. The letter was written in answer to one sent to Mr. Davis by Devere Allen, editor of the World Tomorrow, a maga zine- published here. ' According to Thomas J. Spellacy, manager of the Davis) Eastern campaign headquarters, Mr. Allen In his letter called the attention of Mr. Davis to the charge that the nominee was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, and asked specifical ly if this was true. Mr. Davis re plied: “In reply to your letter which has been brought to my attention, I answer the question in the same direct manner you have put it. by saying I am not. never have been and will not become a member of _ the Ku Klux Klan. “I trust that in my coming speech of acceptance I shall make my position on the great question of religious tolerance too plain for any misunderstanding or dispute.” SCORES OVERCOME BY INTENSE HEAT (Continued from First Page.) early last night. He was taken to Emergency Hospital, where physi cians said he had been seriously at fected by the heat. Ralph B. Elslun. 42. employed at Industrial Home School, 2525 Wiscon sin avenue, was overcome by the heat last night about 8:15 o’clock. He was taken to Emergency Hospital. • .Man Prostrated. While at Four-and-a-half and O street southwest about 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon, John Young, colored, 05, 137 P street southwest, suffered an attack of heat prostra tion. He refused hospital treatment and was taken heme. Augustus Warner, colored. 212 Clark street southwest, suffering from an attack of heat prostration was taken to Casualty Hospital fron his home yesterday afternoon. Norris Hill, 28. Caledonia, Ohio, was taken from 1613 N street to Emer gency Hospital and treated for s heat attack. Other victims of heal treated at Emergency Hospital yes terday were Edward E. Trazzare, 35 1528 Massachusetts avenue southeast Joseph Syphax, colored, 60, 490 K street southwest, and Moses Johnson colored, 45. 1016 Third street south west. David Murdock, colored. 41. 152 f Fifth street, working on the tracks ol the Capital Traction Company, neat the Treasury Department, about noor today, was overcome by the heat and compelled to Quit work. He was treat ed at Emergency Hospital, where physicians said his condition was no! critical. Francis Jarboe. a carpenter, 814 Tenth street southeast, suffered ar attack of heat prostration while at work today. He was taken to Sibley Hospital. The relief promised by the Weather Bureau today is that local thunder showers will come with the later aft ernoon and the break in the heal wave will bo on their heels. Record May Kail.. Rarely, according to Forecaster Mitchell, have two days in sequence here seen the thermometer at such heights. Three days would be record making. Although the wave will break, it doesn’t mean that balmy coolness will supplant the torrid state. The heat will still be here, but will be much less terrific. Tonight will be a good night for sleeping, he Intimated, and tomorrow will be found appreciably less warm. In announcing that postmen were relieved from the midday delivery, Postmaster Mooney said that such a proposition would continue through out the heated spell. This allows three downtown deliveries to be re tained and two in residential sec tions. The late afternoon delivery will be used as a "catch-up” for the missing noon delivery. Water Consumption High. The extreme heat of yesterday sent the consumption of water in Washing ton up to 75,400,000 gallons for the 24 hours ending at S o’clock this morning, which is a high record for this Sum mer and 5,000,000 gallons more than was used on the same day last year. Maj.' 'O’Connor, engineer officer in charge of the aqueduct, said, high con sumption is expected on extremely hot or extremely cold days and.declared there was no cause for uneasinesa He advised consumers, however, to use ‘‘ordinary prudence" to prevent waste of water. The police department, in co-op eration with water department of ficials, is exerting every effort to prevent househoulders from watering their lawns during those hours of the day when the drain on the reser voirs Is at its peak. During July, August and Septem ber It is unlawful to water a lawn except between the hours of 5 and 8 o’clock, morning and evening. The highest consumption of water recorded in recent years was on June 22. 1923, when 76,472,000 gallons were drawn from the reservoirs. Last week the daily consumption was as low as 64,000,000 gallons. On Monday of this week It began to rise, reaching 71,292,000 gallons. On Tuesday It registered 72,628,000. THREE DIE IN BALTIMORE. Score Prostrated by Heat—Sleep ers Fill Parks. BALTIMORE, August 7. Three deaths attributed to the excessive heal were reported in Baltimore dur ing the 24 hours ending at noon to day, a woman and two babies being the victims. Nearly a score of pros trations occurred. The official tempera ture was 94 at noon. Hundreds of persons passed last night In the city parks. INTENSE HEAT IN VIRGINIA. Seven Prostrated in Richmond. Shower Cools Bristol. By the Associated Press. RICHMOND. Va. August 7.—lnten sive heat prevailed throughout Vir ginia yesterday, and in many locali ties the hottest weather of the Sum mer was recorded. The only reported cases of prostra tion occurred in Richmond, where seven persons were overcome by heat. The mercury In'different sections va ried between 96, recorded at Rich mond and Danville, and 106, reported In the Shenandoah Valley. The bathing beaches In the eastern part of. the State were crowded. From Norfolk came the report of injury to seven persons due to congested traf fic on the Virginia Beach highway. At Bristol a heavy thunderstorm came late In the afternoon, but not before the thermometer had reached 98. In the Shenandoah Valley it was feared that serious damage may have been done to the apple crop by the in tensive heat. Two Dead of Heat Is Pittsburgh. PITTSBURGH, Pa.. August 7—Two deaths have been caused by the heat w|ve which has held Pittsburgh in iti grip this week. A man dropped dead In a street car station yester iy and an infant died this morning, pany prostrations have occurred. THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON. D. C.. THURSDAY. 'AUGUST 7,; 1924. - HONOR MEMORY OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR HERO 1 ' L ji^L MaJ. Cifn. John t. Hlnm, In behalf of Dlatrlcl of Columbia Son* of the Revolution, pliclu a wreath at the baae of the tien. Nathaniel Greene Statue, in Stanton Park, on t he oeeaalon of the 1K24 analitnurj of the birth, of the great leader. National Photo.’ EFFECTS OF LABOR REFUSAL TO BACK DAVIS HELD VITAL from First Page.) John W. Davis at Clarksburg, W. Va, August 11, J 924. was referred to the executive council of the American ! Federation of Labor following the re ceipt of your telegram of August 1. “By and with the approval of the executive council. I am submitting to you the following statement: UiieHlfon llefore Council. “Three months ago the executive council of the American Federation of Labor directed that the executive committee, next meet in Atlantic City. N. J., August 1, to transact such busi ness as required the attention of the executive council, including the de fining of the attitude of the American Federation of Labor in the further ance of its non-partisan political campaign. On Friday, August I, and before the receipt of your telegram, the question of determining «.ur po litical course was made a special or der of business for Saturday. The suggestion of a letter coming from you was mentioned during the dis cussion on Saturday, but the execu tive council deemed itself fully com petent to deal with iw problems en trusted into its keeping tor consider ation and action. , .• ■ „ - ' “You know, of course, that the offi cers of the American Federation of I.abor are fully informed of all that transpired in connection * with "the ooactment of the Clayton law, espe cially sections 6 and 20. We are like wise fully informed as to all who rendered valuable services in that legislation. We must dissent from the conclusions related by you. This dissent is borne out by records and facts readily available. At an op portune time these records and facts will be fully set forth, in none of which does Mr. John W, Davis appear. Adamson Saw Ixaue. “Regarding your statement that it was the Supreme Court decision up holding the Adamson law which pre vented a strike on the railroads of the country, and giving Mr. Davis credit for having won that decision and thus preventing the strike, let mo recount facts with which you are fa miliar and which are in direct conflict with the statement in your letter. “President Wilson appointed a com mission of four—President Daniel Willard of the Baltimore and Ohio, Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane, you and myself—for the pur pose of mediating and preventing a strike. , . . . “This commission brought about an agreement between the railroad brotherhoods and the representatives of the railroads, and that agreement was signed in the presence of the commission of which you and I were members before the Supreme Court decision was handed down, and con- It was this agreement, and not the sequently before any one had knowl edge of what that decision, would be. Supreme Court decision, which pre vented the strike. You may recall, as 1 do, the statement made by the late W. S. Carter, then president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire men and Enginemen. Mr. Carter said, as the agreement was signed by us all. ‘Gentlemen, this is the dawn of a new day,* and those present gen erally felt that he voiced the convic tion of all. No Credit to Davis. “It was the machinery of the labor movement, and not the Supreme Court and Mr. Davis, which prevented the threatened strike. “The executive council appreciates your advice regarding the early struggle and career pf Mr. Davis. It likewise has weighed in the balance his later utterances and courses, as sociations and training. We are con fident that our judgment and action are well founded. "But quite apart from this, your request that our executive council should adjourn to go to Clarksburg and there reconvene after consider ing his acceptance address is utterly impossible and inconceivable. The suggestion could be made with equal propriety that we attend the accept ance ceremonies of President Coolidge so as to prevent being charged with party partisanship.” “You know, of course, the practice of our organization in such matters as this, but a brief word may clarify the situation to you. The American Federation of Labor national non partisan political campaign commit tee, appointed by authority of the American Federation of Labor con vention and with the approval of the executive council, is charged with the duty of presenting labor demands to the political conventions. It is then charged with the duty of considering the records of candidates and plat forms adopted by the conventions. All- of this proceeding has been car ried out this year precisely as in every other campaign since 1906/ Our committee held many meetings and considered all facts, records and plat forms seriously and at length. The document adopted here was the re port of that committee, the American Federation of Labor national non partisan political campaign commit tee. Not only the matters to which you draw attention, but all available Information were considered and weighed, and our judgment then was expressed in the report submitted' to and adopted by the executive council. 0 Davis Asked Conference. “You may not know that John W. Davis, for whom you now speak, wrote me, under date of July 17, ask ing a conference at a time convenient to me at Brighton Beach, where I was for a time recuperating from my Illness. Mr. Davis asked me to fix a time when it would be convenient to see him, preferring only that I should not fix a time when be was on his va cation In Maine. "I replied by letter on July 22, say ing that I would be glad to see Mr. Davis at Brighton Beach, where I was then, in New York City prior to ray coming here, or in this city after my arrival here for the executive council meeting. “To this letter Mr. Davis tele graphed a reply on July 24. saying that It was impossible to finish the work he then had on hand and return to New York by July 29. the date which I suggested to conform to his wishes, that he was planning to leave Dark Harbor on August 1, and then suggested that I file with him ‘a statement of questions in which labor is chiefly interested at the moment.’ “On July 25 I replied to that tele gram. expressing my willingness that an interview take place ‘at the time designated by you.’ I further sug gested that the several dates and places first proposed by me were still agreeable to me, but that T cannot submit questions to you which would not be equally submitted to other candidates for the presidency.’ •T have heard nothing further from Mr. Davis. Record of L* Fallette. ... "We have not overlooked your ref erence to Senator La Follette. and we -are glad, you may be sure, that you have ’no antagonism toward him.’ You will not fall to remember that among the many constructive legis lative achievements of Senator La Follette the seaman’s act stands out as a beacon light. It was this great piece of legislation which, in the lan guage of our mutual friend, Andrew Fhiruseth, ‘made the last of the bond men free.’ We recall no instance in which Senator l>a Follette has hesi tated to give faithful service in fur therance of legislation supported by our movement. •'We are sure that you did not fully comprehend the nature of your re quests or the Impossibility of our compliance. Y’ou are aware, of course, that authorized representatives of the American Federation of Labor. In cluding myself as chairman of the American Federation of Labor na tional non-partisan political cam paign committee, were in New York City during the entire period of the Democratic convention while the plat form was being drafted and while candidates were being nominated, ahd that there were laid before that con vention, as well op before the Re publican convention, the planks which the executive council formulated and which we believed should be incor porated in both platform*.' It would have been better if these proposals had been considered when the time was opportune. "Inasmuch as you addressed us as an assistant to the Democratic na tional committee and not a trade unionist, will you kindly Inform that committee of those conclusions? •’For your full Information there is Inclosed herewith copy of the full and complete report as made by the American Federation of Labor na tional non-partisan campaign com mittee and adopted and approved by the executive council on Saturday. August 2, 1924.” ASKS DEFERRED ACTION. Former Labor Secretary Appeals to Gompers; ■ A suggestion bv William B. Wilson, Secretary of Labor 1« President Wil son’s cabinet, that the executive council of the American Federation of Labor postpone “definite political action” Until given an opportunity to study the address of John W. Davis at Clarksburg:, W. Va,, August 11. ac cepting the Democratic presidential nomination, was submitted to Sam uel Gompers, head of the federation, a day before the council took its stand behind the La Follctte-Wheeler ticket. Mr. Wilson’s letter setting forth his reasons for supporting the candidacy of Mr. Davis was published yester day, having been made public by the Democratic national committee. Em phasizing activities of Mr. Davis as a young lawyer at Clarksburg In de fense of union miners, and, as a member of Congress, In drafting sec tions of the Clayton anti-trust act, favored by organized labor, Mr. Wil son declared his record “clearly in dicates his attitude of nlnd toward problems affecting the wage-worker and farmer.” Disclaiming any antagonism to ward Senator La Follette, Mr. Wil son, who. for many years was a lead er in the organized labor movement, argued that "ho does not seem to have the faculty of consolidating his contentions into concrete. legislation for the relief of the people,” and ’’has allowed himself to be placed In the position in this campaign where he is being used as the auger to bore the labor organizations of the coun try from within.” Letter Prom Wilson. The complete text of the letter from former William -B.- -Wilson to Gompers follows: *T have accepted an Invitation from the Democratic National - Committee to assist in the Campaign for the election- of -John W. Davis as Presi dent of the United States. “My close personal friendship with you and my-lifelong association with the labor movement prompts me to writs you stating the rea*on*_that have jsd ms to tbit roiniliuliis .- I “As you know, I was for a number of years a member of the committee on president’s report In the conven tion of the American Federation of Labor. As the president’s report al ways dealt with the. problems con fronting: labor. It became the duty of the committee to deal with the poli cies that should be pursued in solving the various problems present. Conse quently it was my duty, as well as pleasure, to assist tn the development of the policies expressed by the phrases, "The labor of a human be ing Is not a commodity or article of Commerce,’ 'Labor is not partisan to a party, but. is partisan to ti princi ple,’ ’Labor will support its friends and oppose Its enemies,’ and so on. These policies I thoroughly believe In, and for that reason have given my support in this campaign to John W. Davis. Record of Davis. “I first came in contact with him when I was international secretary of the United Mine Woken* of America, and he was a young practicing attor ney at Clarksburg, W. Va. Innu merable injunctions were being is sued against us by Judge Jackson at the instance of the coal operators of the State: • many of our organisers were cited to appear to show cause why they should not be held in con tempt—among them, Mother Jones and Thomas Haggerty, a member of the international executive board from Central, Pa. Our people were holding many meetings protesting against the action of the coal-opera tors and the courts. numbers of them were arrested and hailed be fore the local courts. John W. Davis volunteered his services to defend them. I did not see him again until he entered the Sixty-Second Congress as Representative frojn West Vir ginia. "For a generation the trades union movement of the country had been seeking relief from the abuse of the writ of injunction. No headway *had been made in securing federal legisla tion until Mr. Davis came to Congress. He was assigned to the committee on judiciary, and took an immediate inter est in anti-injunction legislation. "During the year 1912, in consulta tion with Senator Hughes from New Jersey andTßepresentative Kitchin of North Carolina and myself, he wrote sections 8 and 20 of the Clayton Anti trust law, approved October 15, 1914. They represent the most progressive and far-reaching legislation enacted by any government in the history-®! the world. lam quoting the two sec tions in full that you may have them, before you for reference; " ’Section 6. That the labor of a-hu man being is not a commodity or ar ticle of commerce. Nothing contained in the anti-trust laws shall be con strued to forbid the existence and operation of labor, agricultural or horticultural organizations, instituted for the purpose of mutual help and not having capital stock or conducted for profit, or to forbid or -restrain individual members of such organiza tions from lawfully carrying out the legitimate objects - thereof; nor shall such organizations, or the member* thereof, be held or construed to be illegal combinations or conspiracies In restraint of trade under the anti trust laws.’ Language of Labor. "This is not the language of Mr. Davis. It ia the language of the American labor movement, but it was adopted by him and through his in fluence written Into the law of the land. The first sentence of -the seci tlon lays the foundation for abolish ing the writ of injunction in labor disputes. The baJance removes the taint of conspiracy from labor, agri cultural and horticultural organiza tions. and has made possible the wonderful development of the farm ers’ co-operative selling agencies Without it they would have been con spiracies In restraint of trade. "Section 20 writes into the law what labor organisations had long been contending for.- It is as follows.’ "‘That no restraining order or in junction shall be granted by any court of the United States, or a Judge of the Judges thereof, in any case be tween an employer and employes, or between employers and employes, or between employes, or between per sons employed and persons seeking employment, involving, or growing out of. a dispute concerning terms or con Uons of employment, unless nee essary to prevent irreparable injury to property, or to. a property right, of the party making the application, for which injury there is no adequate remedy at law; and such property or property right must be described with particulars in the application, which must be in writing and sworn to by the applicant or by his agent or at torney. ’"And no such restraining order or injunction* shall prohibit any person or persons, whether singly or concert from terminating any relation of em ployment, or from ceasing to perform any work or labor, or from recom mending, advising or persuading ethers by peaceful means so to do; or from attending at any place where any such person or persons may law fully be, for the purpose of peacefully obtaining or communicating informa-' tion, or from peacefully persuading any person to work or to abstain from working; or from ceaalng to patronize or to employ any party to such dispute, or from recommending, advising or by persuading others by peaceful and lawful means so tp do; or from paying or giving to, or with holding from, any person engaged in such dispute, any strike benefits or other moneys or things of value; or from peaceably assembling in a law ful manner, and for lawful purposes, or from doing any act or thing which might lawfully be done in the ab sence of sueh dispute by any party thereto: nor shall any of the acts specified in this paragraph be con sidered or-JraM to he violations of any at the Untted-atates.’ —- “This work, undertaken personally GEN. GREENE PAID HONORBYPATRIOTS Revolutionary War Hero’s Statue Is Scene of Tribute. France Represented. Flanked by Old Glory, Continental Standards, the Bourbon emblem of Franco and banners of the Sons of the Revolution, MaJ. Gen. John L. Hines, in behalf of a little group of descendants of revolutionary patriots, in Stanton Park today placed a wreath at the foot of the equestrian statue of the fighting son of a Quaker preacher, Gen. Nathaniel Greene, on the occasion of the 182 d anniversary of his birth. Maj. Gen. Hines acted for a com mittee of the Sons of the Revolution In the District of Columbia. There was a brief but mpresjlve ceremony. Invocation was asked by Lieut. Col. Julian B. Yates, Army chaplain. France Is Represented. Representing the French ambassa dor. Gen. George A. L. Dumont, mili tary attache of the French embassy, participated in the ceremony. France always has a representative at such patriotic celebrations, it was ex plained, because that nation was America’s only ally during the Revo lutionary days. Gen. Greene carved his name Imper ishably into American historical an nals first at Brandywine and later in other battles. It was Gen. Greene, who. already a brigadier general commanding Rhode Island Continen tals, welcomed George Washington on behalf of the soldiers when he went to tak* command of American troops at Cambridge, Mass . July 2. 1776. His record ranked with that of the most brilliant at Monmouth, when he commanded the right wing of the Contlnetnal Army in the fight. Green's greatest success,, however, came In his administration of the business department of the Continen tal Army as quartermaster general. Among First Starnes Here. When the time came to erect a statue to Gen. Green in the National Capital—and this was one of the first Statues placed here by congressional appropriation'—the men on Capitol Hill turned their eyes eastward, to ward which direction they expected Washington to expand, and placed the Statue In Stanton Park. The committee of the Sons of the Revolution in charge of the cere mony included the following: Col. Mervyn C. Buckey, U. S. A., chairman; Cols. Frank L. Case and George C. Seffarrans; Majs. William F. Burns and F. Granville Munson; Capfs. Selden B. Armat and Jerome Clark;, Majs. Harry A. GHllis, Fred erick W. Matteson and Charles T. Tittmann: Capts. Robert R. Bennett. Conway W. Cooke, Seely Dtmn. Don H. Foster, David B. Karrick and Wil liam WoiiT Smith, and First Lieuts. N'ewbold Noyes and Lester A. Pratt. They were accompanied by Brig. Gen. George Richards, U. S. M. C., presi dent of the society, and Charles P. Light, secretary. MISS LILLIE ZIMMERMAN. VETERAN TEACHER, DIES School Employe for 35 Years Suc i cumbs at Summer Home in Maine. Miss Lillie Lee Zimmerman, 55 years oldT for 35 years a teacher in the public schools of the District of Columbia and a lifelong- resident, here, died at Peak Island, Me., according to word received here. She was spending the Summer at Peak Island. j The word of Miss Zimmerman's death came as a surprise to her rela tives here. She was known to have meen in good health a few days ago. Miss Zimmerman began teaching in the Congress Heights graded school in 1889. From there she was trans ferred to Van Buren .School in 189* and taught there until 1903. Later she was transferred to tfie Buchanan School and from there to Lenox School. She had been teaching at the Htne Junior High School since it opened. She was a member of the Metropoli tan Presbyterian Church. _ . - .. . Miss Zimmerman was the daughter of the late Archibald and Mrs.. Eliza Zimmerman, old Washington residents She is survived by three first cousins Robert H. Zimmerman and Mrs. B. j! Cady of this city and Mrs. Sallie Crogan. wife of Lieut. Comdr. Crogan stationed in Honolulu. The body is being' sent to this city and funeral services will be conducted a the residence of her cousin. Mr. Th'2 n Jfm ma K- ll2 r® *‘reet northeast. The time has not been set “Y” GROUP IN BERLIN. Seventy Americans Hold Confer ences With Officials. BERLIN, August 7.—A group of 70 Eddv’ hea r d f d by Sherwood Eddy of the International Young Men s Christian Association, is visit w»'l a „ r i OUS , edut,at ‘onal institutions here and conferring with agricultur ists and government officials. Yes terday the group was received by Undersecretary of State von Maltzan in the absence of Foreign Minister btresemann. Tomorrow the group will brealf up, parties going to Vienna, Prague and Paris. by Mr. Davis without solicitation, clearly Indicates his attitude of mind toward problems affecting' the wage worker and farmer. "When the eight-hour law for.rail road men was passed in 1916 the offi cials of the railway organizations feared that it would not stand the test of the Supreme Court; that was "made evident by the fact they bad declared a strike on the members of the brotherhood to take effect In the early partof 1917. The manner in which John W. Davis prepared and presented the csae to the Supreme Court in behalf of the Government resulted in a favorable decision that came just in time to prevent the threatened strike. This attitude of mind has been backed up by the action of the Democratic party in Federal legislation during the last 30 years. It has not enacted everything that the wage workers and farmers have demanded, but It has placed upon the statute books more well thought-out constructive legislation that opened the doors of opportunity to Wage workers and farmers than all other parties, blocs or groups combined. I shall not at this time attempt to enumerate them, which would only be refreshing your mem ory on what your official records show., • “T have no antagonism toward Sen ator La Follette. He has done good service for the country In the way that he Is best qualified to do it. He has ably called attention to existing wrongs! he has been “the voice cry ing in the wilderness." He has at tracted wide attention, but he does not seem to have the faculty of con solidating his contentions Into con crete legislation for the relief of the people. In addition to that he has allowed, himself to be placed in the' position in this campaign where he is being used as the auger to bore the labor organisations of the coun try from within. -- . “The records of all the candidates will not be complete until their let ters of acceptance have been given to the public, and I take the liberty of suggesting that the executive coun cil, or some person .or persons rep resenting the council, attend the cere monies for the notification of Mr. Davis at Clarksburg, W. Va., August Jl, im, «ffd~lT*reh~To'TliTs'Teller of ’ jrcceptjrmnrlsrf ore “tain tfg afllHlt?TS«rr ■ litical action." MANSLAUGHTER CHARGED IN FATAL AUTO ACCIDENT 35. C. Man Held in SIO,OOO Bond in Baltimore—Two Others to Be Tried. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE; Md., August 7. Charged with manslaughter in con nection with a fatal automobile ac cident on the Washington boulevard, Ersillo Bona of Washington was held In SIO,OOO bail by Magistrate Rich ard K. Stapleton, at Halethorpe, after a corner’s Jury last night. According to the police, Bona was the driver of the automobile which early yesterday struck a machine at Caton avenue and crashed into a pole, killing two men and injuring two others seriously. Elmer Tanner, driver of the other machine, and William K. Bryant, own er, both ot Washington, were charged with failing to stop after the acci dent. They will be given a hearing today by Magistrate Stapleton. George Thlery and Emilio Torre were killed in the accident. Davis Tarlno and Paul Gnotta suf fered fractures of the skull and are still in a serious condition at St. Agnes’ Hospital. schoolgirl’friend OF 10EB PERJURED v SELF, SAYS CROWE (Continued from First Page.) except, possibly, a hanging, and 1 think, maybe, you would laugh at the hanging of these boys. - ’ Constant Wrangling. The examination of the witness led to constant wrangling between Mr. Crowe and the veteran defense coun sel chief, and Judge Caverly left his chair, leaned far over the railing about the bench, and. In a low-pitched voice, made a long ruling as to the admissibility of the evidence the de fense was trying to bring out. Schrayer testified that he regarded Loeb as abnormal, that Loeb was not permitted the responsibility of being a mentor over freshmen, a duty of seniors at the university, and that Loeb was a good book student, but apparently did not seem to have log ical common sense, and was rather Impracticable. After 15 minutes of examination, Mr. Crowe took the witness on cross examination and asked if he did not recall having made a statement to the State's attorney htat he regarded Loeb as perfectly sane and normal. "Are you normal?” asked Mr. Crowe. "I don’t know,” replied Schrayer. Jodge Warns Coart. The courtroom broke into loud laughter and Judge Caverly arose and warned that any further out break would result in clearing the room. "This is not vaudeville,” said the court. Schrayer said their fraternity had censored Loeb for drinking, Loeb leaned forward and watched Schrayer closely, smiling at times and conferring with counsel. Mr. Crowe brought out that for two and a half months before Loeb was accepted into Schrayer's fra ternity he was watched closely, as is usual, to determine whether he would an acceptable fraternity man. and that nothing to render Loeb unacceptable was noticed. Schrayer dented that his fraternity pledge bound him to aid Loeb under '.he present circumstances. Ctrl Friend Testifies. Miss Loraine Nathan,-former friend of Loeb, was the next witness. Dressed in black, trimmed'with white, a small black hat. while stockings I and slippers, she appeared even younger than her announced age of IS. She was slight; with brown hair and blue eyes. Loeb stretched far out of his *eat to watch Miss Nathan as she testified. Miss Nathan said Loeb was "just a school-day friend.” and that since June, 1923, she had noticed a decided change in his demeanor. She said that upon one occasion when Loeb had called at her home he had poked his thumb into all the rolls on a plate trying to find the softest one. She said she regarded that as idiotic, but that her sister had called it "cuchoo.” Miss Nathan referred to many oc casions .on which she had regarded Loeb's behavior as,"babyish” and “ir rational.” The petite witness, ap parently suffering from stage fright as she ascended the stand, gradually recovered her composure and an swered questions In a low, musical voice. She refrained from meeting Loeb’s stare. Miss Nathan’s conclusion that Loeb had appeared "infantile" was strick en from the record. She said she had not seen Loeb since May 6, last. Miss Nathan denied she was fond of Loeb. admitting she once had been fond of him and thought he ha 4 liked her. N. Y. Democrats Back Davis. NEW YORK. August 7.—A resolu tion offered by George W. Olvaney, leader of- Tammany Hall, pledging "militant support” of the Davis-Bryan ticket was adopted today by the Deir • ocratic Stale committee. As a consequence of the heavy in flux of American visitors, the girl clerks In many large London'stores now are taught to .reckon prices in dollars. Silk Looms o/Americalg Silks At Retail From Loom to Wearer - k _ ■ 1114 G Street N.W. PHONE MAIN 8306 BARGAIN FRIDAY NO. 93 Mill Ends and Remnants Priced as 39c, 69c,‘1.00, ! 1.49,’1.98 Yd. Values 79c to $3.98 ' - We have a great variety of colors and lengths of from /z to 5 yards, among which are Crepes. Satins, Charmeuse, Taffetas, Printed Crepes and Foulards, Messalines, Georgettes, Novelty Silks, Eponge, Sport Weaves, Broadcloth and Tubtest Shirtings, Tricollettes, etc. 'EXTRA SPECIAL $2.00 and $2.25 AQ TUB SILKS, Yard . Short lengths, direct from the mill—ranging from l/l to 10 yards—excellent assortment of this wanted pagtbrEtorm MacDonald Fights to Get Treaty Signed Today. Wins Victory in Vote. By the Awooiited Press LONDON, August 7.—The proposal of Prime Minister MacDonald to sign forthwith the treaty between Great Britain and Soviet Russia, which was drawn up by the Anglo-Russlan conference yesterday, .drew a vigor ous attack frpm the opposition when debate on the question was resumed in the House of Commons today. The premier refused to yield one Inch to the onslaught and finally scored a victory when an amend ment proposing adjournment of the House until tomorrow for further discussion of the question was de feated by 157 to 77. The offensive of the opposition at times produced acrimonious language and bitter comments. “I want to sign the treaty today.” was Mr. MacDonald's challenging re ply to his opponents. He added that the House would be free to consider the treaty, to amend It, to pass it or to reject iC However, the premier said, Lie in sisted upon signing the treaty im mediately. The debate was opened by Sir Robert Horne with an attack on the premier's procedure and a characterization of the treaty as an illusion. Meantime, in the House of Lords, Mr. Marquis Curzon made an address along similar lines. “This is a fake—a contract in which every essential figure is left blank,’’ exclaimed former Premier Lloyd George last evening in the course of a sharp criticism Os the proposed agreement. His phrase is indorsed by the majority of the morning newspapers, which fully share in the amazement with which the Conservatives and most of the Liberals received the announcement by Arthur Ponsonby, undersecre tary for foreign affairs, that a com mercial treaty and a general treaty had been arranged with the Soviets. DEFAULT PROBLEM ACCORD IS REACHED OT LONDON PARLEY (Continued from First Page.) the program for deliveries in kind to be elaborated by the reparation com mission and the bodies emanating therefrom. Although desperate efforts have been made to speed up the con ference, it became evident yesterday that the problems are too big to be rushed through as hastily as Mr. MacDonald desired. It was admitted last night in con ference circles that the fate of the Dawes plan probably will not be known before Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. Mr. MacDonald ex plained his remarks about completing the deliberations tomorrow were in tended as a joke. This explanation clearly was prompted by criticism that the British premier was attempt ing to rush the negotiations too much. Pregm* Enconraging. After last night's meeting an offi cial communication was issued say ing that encouraging progress had been made, but the conference ma chinery apparently is not yet well The dlspostion of the conference is to refer all possible questions to special committees of experts, and yesterday was devoted chiefly to as sorting the problems and eliminating matters which were not ready for consideration by the members of the ”blg fourteen.” It is believed that many questions raised by Chancellor Marx and Ws associates in their comment on the protocols were due to a misunder standing of conditions and that they can be explained away in committee without consideration by the chief delegates. Steamer Glencoe Ashore. ST. JOHN'S. Newfoundland. August 7. The government coastal steamer Glencoe went ashore today at the western entrance to the Strait of Belle Isles. The steamer Proslero has gone to her assistance. First reports said the Glencoe was leaking, but not in Immediate danger. Ship Reported Ashore. HALIFAX. August 7.—A steamship, reported as the Caramona. but believed to be the Cairnmona. today was re ported ashore one-half mile south of Heath Point, Anticosti Island, in the Gulf of SL Lawrence.