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!i. S. FILES ANSWER ' IN SINCLAIR CASE Special Counsel Pleads Against Appeal in Con tempt of Senate Trial. The United States of America, through United States Attorney Gor don and his special assistants for this case, Atlee Pomerene and Owen J. Roberts, today filed in the District Court of Appeals its opposition to the petition of Harry F. Sinclair, lessee of Teapot Dome, for the allowance of a special appeal from the decision of Justice Hoehling of the District Su premo Court, sustaining 6 of the 10 counts of an indictment charging Mr. Sinclair with contempt of the United States Senate in refusing to answer questions before the oil investigating committee. The prosecution declares the only effect of the special appeal, if grant ed, will be to delay unnecessarily and unduly the final trial of the case. The trial of the case, the government counsel assert, would consume little more time than the argument of the proposed appeal. Any rights and privileges which Mr. Sinclair may ob tain by reason of the allowance of a special appeal, they say, will bo fully protected if the petition Is dismissed and the case allowed to proceed to trial. Counsel for the Government admit that the questions raised by the de murrer and motion to quash the in dictment filed by attorneys for Sin clair are of importance to the de fendant. but declare they are also of equally great importance to the United States and to the Congress as well as to the people of the country. Facts Ncccewary. Tn a brief in support of their claim that the special appeal should be refused, counsel for the Government contend that it is as necessary that a legislative body have full informa tion in order that it may accurately function as it is that a court shall be fully informed as to the facts before it decides a case which is on trial. They concede that if the Inquiry were made wholly with reference to a matter pending in the courts the Senate committee would have been without jurisdiction to require answers from Sinclair, but they assert the oil committee was empowered to investigate the entire subject of leases of naval reserves, whether in the courts or not. and particularly to ascertain what, if any, other or additional legislation may be advisable. Questions of law are not neces sarily doubtful simply because they have not been decided by the United States Supreme Court, the prosecu tors claim. Mr. Justice Hoehling. they say. has so clearly presented the legal question involved that little is left to be said. Cite Daugherty Case. Attorneys Martin Littleton. George p Hoover. J. W. Zevcly and G. T. Stanford for Mr. Sinclair had quoted in their application for the special appeal the recent decision of Judge Cochran in the habeas corpus case brought in Ohio by Malley S. Daugh erty. brother of the former Attorney General, against whom contempt pro ceedings were instituted. Counsel for the government declare there is no parallel between the Sinclair and Daugherty cases and say they may be distinguished easily. The Senate res olution in the Daugherty case, they state, involved official actions and was purely judicial in character and not for the purpose of ascertaining what, if any, additional legislation was necessary to protect the inter ests of the government. The proceed ings in the Daugherty case, they point out, were under the inherent power of the Senate as a parliament any body to punish for contempt, while the Sinclair case is under a Federal statute making it a misde meanor to refuse to answer ques tions. AH three of the justices of the Dis trict Court of Appeals are out of the city on vacation, and copies of the petition ot Sinclair and of the opposi tion of the Government will be mailed to each of them by the clerk of the court. Kach justice will note his de cision on the question of allowing the appeal and will notify the clerk. Justice Hitz of the District Supreme Court, at the request of Attorney George P. Hoover of counsel for Sinclair, to day extended for 30 days the time in which the defendant was required to plead under the ruling of Justice Hoehling, from which he is seeking a special appeal. The delay was made necessary in order that the Court of Appeals might first decide the question of the special appeal. DISTRICT WILL GET REPORT ON PARKING CContinued from First Page.) In one place all day where the one hour rule is in effect should, in the opinion of the assistant corporation counsel, be taken to the station house hy the officer and required to leave such collateral as would be likely to insure his appearance in court. Wants Violators Watched. Mr. Hart added that he did not believe the man who leaves his car parked only a short time over the •1-hour limit should be dealt with as severely as the all-day parker. He emphasized the point that his sug gestion for rigid prosecution was primarily at the leaving of cars in one place from morning until time to go home in the evening. On the question of providing regu lar structures in the business sec tion for the all-day storage by those persons who now leave their ma chines on the busy streets, Mr. Hart said he thought they would be de sirable, but in his opinior they should be established as private un dertakings and not as municipal establishments. For several months a special squad from the Traffic Bureau, under Inspec tor Headley, has been actively en gaged In the congested area watch ing for parking violations. The In spector and other police officials have on several occasions cited the need for more policemen in order to de tail an adequate number to traffic regulation without weakening the regular force'of patrolman. POLICE SHOW GROCER HE MISJUDGES AUTO Tells Judge It Won’t Beat 18. Test Shows Otherwise. Cost of Test, S2O. Frederick FTiether, grocer, arrested on a speeding charge, didn't believe that his automobile could make over 18 miles an hour, so Judge McMahon In Police Court today convinced him otherwise, at a cost of S2O. The grocer’s disbelief, expressed in court, led to orders for a practical test. Probation Officer Smith was di rected to -drive Frlether’s car on Sixth street, with Mctor Cycle Police man Milton D. Smith pacing. Frie ther’s car was feeling right peppy to day and the probation officer hit ’er up to 26 miles an hour without half trying, according to the motor cycle speedometer. The policeman tried his hand at the wheel, also, and startled the residents of Sixth street south west with a flash of speed approxi mating 34 miles per hour. Friether has a car that has been deceiving him as to its prowess, the officers opined, and when they re ported their findings to the court Friether was convicted of the origi nal speeding charge. STATE OFFICIAL AI DEATHS DOOR Connecticut State Treasurer Attempts to Take Life. Cause Remains Mystery. By the Associated Press. PUTNAM. Conn.. August K.—State Treasurer G. Harold Gilpatric. who shot himself at his home hero yes terday after officials of the First Na tional Bank of Putnam had called, urgently requesting him to come to the bank, of which he is cashier, was reported to be still on the dangerous list at the Day-Kimball Hospital to day. with small chance of recovery- Though he regained consciousness during the night. Mr. Gilpatric refused to talk with any one or to give any explanation of his attempt to take his life. The State bank examiners, who were Summoned after the State treasurer was found shot, worked ail night, and expected to continue their Examina tion of the bank's affairs today. A special meeting of the directors of the bank was called today to take action in any possible emergency that might arise. The State treasurer was alone in his home when Assistant Cashier Guy L. Baker of the hank found him un conscious on the bed in a room on the second floor. A revolver lay on the floor near by. A bullet wound was found in the right temple. Deputy Stale Treasurer Thomas H. Judd of New Britain, informed of the attempt of the State treasurer to end his life, said that as far as the State finances were concerned all accounts were in a satisfactory condition. S. M. Wheelock. brother-in-law of Mr. Gilpatric, speaking for his relatives, declared that the shooting was a com plete mystery to them. Gilpatric is serving his third term as State treasurer. Besides his official position with the State and with the local bank he is a director of a num ber of public utility companies in Kentucky and Michigan. U. S. TO TAKE PART IN CONFERENCE ON GERMAN PAYMENTS (Continued from First Page ) allied and German delegations, at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon. The Americans, who are as opti mistic as most of the delegates, see small chance of leaving London be fore the middle ot next week. The Germans do not conceal their deter mination of accepting no settlement not putting an end to the presence of French and Belgian troops in the Ruhr, which they still insist is with out the authority of the treaty of Versailles. They want the troops withdrawn by the time the Dawes plan becomes effective, on October 15, or earlier, if the transitional period is brought for ward. The French, however, tena ciously refuse to consider this ques tion, which they declare outside the purview of the present conference. Many Points Settled. The Germans have accepted a moral engagement to float a loan of f40,- 000,000, thus fulfilling one of the most important of the reparations com mission’s requirements for operation of the Dawes plan, and also have agreed to the entire allied program of declaration of defaults. Practical accord has been reached on ail points at difference on the problem of the economic and fiscal unity of Germany, and another issue has been settled with the promise of amnesty for all but a few of the serious offenders in the Ruhr against the authority of the Rhineland high commission. HERRIOT GOING TO PARIS. French Premier Wants Final In structions on Parley. By the Associated Press. PARIS. August B.—Premier Herrlot is coming to Paris Saturday after noon. probably by airplane, accord ing to a semi-official announcement from London, in order to confer with the cabinet at a special Sunday morn ing meeting regarding the final stand the French government should take at the London conference on the mili tary evacuation of the Ruhr and the maintenance of the Franco-Belgian railroad men in the Rhineland system. The cabinet meantime had decided to send the premier’s secretary gen eral to London today to confer with M. Herrlot regarding his return and the dale when he would appear be fore Parliament, so that the next cabinet meeting Wednesday, could fix a date for convoking Parliament to hear the premier's report on the Lon don negotiations. This action of the cabinet was ap parently taken In ignorance of M. Herrlofs decision to return tomor row, as the foreign office had not been Informed up to noon today of the premier’s Intention to call a special cabinet meeting Sunday. U. S. to Send Delegates. The British Ambassador at Wash ington has been Informed by the Sec retary of State that the United States Government will bo represented at the International Mathematical Con gress to be held at Toronto, Canada. August 11, by officials of the Weather Bureau of the Department of Agri culture and officials of the Bureau of Census, the Coast and Geodetic Sur vey and the Bureau of Standards of the Department' of Commerce. - - ft.- . - • ’ i ' ■ z ' -r v • v • ■ ■■ •• . •. tv C. ■ ’ "■ v . ; " THE EYEHDTg STAR, WXSHIfTGTOK TJ. C„" EETDAT, ’AUGUST 8, 1924. corns AWAITS DAVISTOffIOVE Refuses to Divulge Corre spondence Until Nominee _ Takes First Step. By the Associated Press. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.. August B. Ignoring requests contained In scores of telegrams, the executive council of the American Federation of Labor, through Samuel Gompers, today re fused to publish the correspondence which Mr. Gompers said last Wednes day had passed between himself and John W. Davis, Democratic presiden tial nominee. The council held It was up to Mr. Davis to make public his share of the correspondence If he wished. Then the council would publish Mr. Gom pers' communications to Mr. Davis. “It is Mr. Davis’ move,’’ declared Matthew Woll, vice president of the American Federation, and spokesman for the council. “He sent the first message. He sought the conference with Mr. Gompers. He requested Mr. Gompers. after he had been nomi nated and the Democratic platform adopted, to submit to him a statement of questions in which labor was in terested." Program Near Knd. The executive council is near the end of its program. But how long it will remain In session at the Ambas rador Hotel here remains uncertain. Politics has added to the program so many unscheduled items that the or der of business has been continually disrupted. For instance, the council yesterday dropped all routine matters to pre pare for publication an attack upon (•harles G. Dawes, the Republican vice presidential nominee, and de nunciation of the “industrial report’’ which the Federated Council of Churches of Christ in America re cently issued. leaders found in the report a prediction that in America, immedi ately after the 1924 elections, “a party similar to the British I«bor party will be formed, with the Socialist party playing much the same role that the Socialists play in the British Labor party.” "The idea of domination of the American trade union movement in its political activity by a continu ously diminishing and completely dis credited Socialist party .is too ridicu lous for consideration." was the ex ecutive council’s comment. “The So cialist philosophy will never become the political or intellectual guide of American labor." WILSON WRITES GOMPERS. Declares Davis Merits Support of A. F. of L. Another chapter in the controversy between former Secretary of Labor Wilson and the executive council of the American Federation of Labor over the question of John W. Davis’ record on labor matters was written last night when Mr. Wilson, who is strongly supporting the Democratic nominee for President, addressed a letter to President Samuel Gompers of the federation. Mr. Wilson declares that the record shows the support of organized labor should be given to Mr. Davis, not withstanding the action of the execu tive council In turning from Davis and Coolidge and supporting La Follette. The letter was written in reply to one from Mr. Gompers. which set forth the reasons why the council had turned down Mr. Davis and in dorsed 1-a Follette. Mr. Wilson said that both Senator La Follette and Mr. Davis are en titled to a clean bill of health from labor on their records in domestic affairs, but that the record of Mr. Davis on foreign relations was more acceptable to labor than was that of La Follette. In this connection. Mr. Davis said; "So far as Senator La Follette s labor record dealing with domestic affairs is concerned he is entitled to a clean bill of health at the hands of the American labor movement, but as vou point out in your own state ment that does not apply to his atti tude on foreign relations. The record maintained by the American Federa tion of Labor shows that during Mr. Davis' congressional career he never voted in a single instance unfavor ably to labor. Consequently I have felt that he also was entitled to a clean bill of health in the matter of domestic policies and as his attitude concerning foreign relations is in ac cord with that of the American Fed eration of Labor Mr. Davis is entitled to the Indorsement of labor on that question also.” Wilson Plea Is Healed. In a previous letter to Mr. Gompers Mr. Wilson has suggested that the executive council wait until the ac ceptance speech of Mr, Davis had been delivered, and Mr. Gompers had replied that he could not recommend to the council that it send a delega tion to hear only the acceptance of Mr. Davis. In the letter from Mr. Wilson made public last night hy the Demo cratic national committee, Mr. Wilson, said he had purposely used the plural in speaking of letters of acceptance to suggest that the council first hear the acceptance of President Coolidge as the Republican nominee, as well as that of Mr. Davis. Mr. Wilson said he could not suggest the attendance of any representative at President Coolidge’s notification "because I was not In a position to know whether that would be acceptable to the man agement of the Republican party.” DEFENSE MAY CALL LOEB’S MOTHER TO TESTIFY AT TRIAL (Continued from First Page.) their punishment is without a jury has saved the county and the boys' families an equal sum, according to the figures. A summary of the expenses Incur red by the prosecution so far. Includ ing salaries of State’s attorneys. Judge, officers, alienists and experts totals $70,000, and before the hear ing Is over additional expenses will bring the total to nearly $90,000. Attorneys’ fees, which, it has been agreed, will be fixed by a committee of the Chicago Bar Association, will be a big item of the defense costa. Retaining fees for three attorneys. Clarence Darrow. Benjamin and "Walter Bachrach, are said to amount to around $25,000. Twelve alienists for the defense examined the youths, although not all will testify. OnO who did told he was being paid $250 a day for his services. A stenographic bill for the defense Is estimated at $16.- 000, since all the testimony is being transcribed. At present the defense cost is estimated at $216,000, and this will be increased If the verdict of Judge John R. Caverly should bo eao from which the defense would appeal. WALTON OUSTER AND *COMEBACK ’ ARE BELIEVED WITHOUT EQUAL Removed as Governor Wins Nomination for V, S, Senator, Klan Issue Again to Fore as Order Is for Opponent, By the AsoocUtPd Prr»*. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., August 8. —Ousted by legislative impeachment from the highest State office and then nominated at the next primary elec tion for the highest federal office a State can give one of its citizens, is the experience of John Calloway Walton—an experience believed with out parallel in American politics. Following a short and tempestuous term in the governor's chair, Walton was impeached and removed from of fice last November, the charges against him involving corruption in office, wilful neglect of duty, Incom petency and moral turpitude. Undis mayed, he started his effort at a po litical comeback several months later. Charging that his Impeachment was largely the result of the bitter fight he had waged against the Ku Klux Klan. Returns from Tuesday’s pri mary election show that he has won the Democratic nomination for sen ator by a plurality of more than 7,600 votes over his nearest opponent, E. B. Howard, Klan indorsee. Klan Isaac to Fare. Walton’s Republican opponent in the November election will be W. B. Pine, Okmulgee oil millionaire, who led his ticket more than two to one. Pine had the Indorsement of the Klan and in the coming campaign the Klan is expected to be the predominant issue, with party lines relegated to the background. Walton’s political climb has been rapid, colorful and sensational. Born in Arkansas in 1881, he came to Ok lahoma In 1904. He was elected com missioner of public works in Okla homa City in 1916, and resigned in 1918 to run for mayor, being elected. His campaign for governor on the Democratic ticket in 1922, with the Indorsement of the Farmer-Labor Reconstruction League, was a bitter one, but Walton gained the nomina tion by a big majority. In the gen eral election he defeated John Fields, Republican, although he trailed his ticket by several thousand votes. Barbecue at Inauguration. He was inaugurated January 8, 1922, amid ceremonies unprecedented in Oklahoma history. A gigantic barbecue, attended by approximately 100.000 persons, was one feature. One of his first acts as governor was to submit to the legislature a comprehensive campaign of legisla tion' looking to betterment of con ditions among farmers and laborers. Many of his proposals were Incorpo- TROOPS TO PURSUE HONDURAN REBELS Provisional Government Mo bilizes 2,000 Men to At tack Gen. Ferrera. A force of 2,000 has been mobilized by the provisional government of Hon duras at the capita] to pursue Gen. Fer rera. former war minister, who with drew from the capital recently at the head of 500 troops. A message from American Minister Morales at Tegucigalpa, dated yester day. informed the State Department that Ferrera and his troops reached Lepaterique. in the department of Tegu cigalpa, on the evening of August 6, presumably bound for Bsperanza. It was assumed that Ferrera would establish himself at the latter town for the purpose of gathering recruits be fore making any attack. la Teach With Nicaragua. The message indicated also that Ferrera had sent a commission to Investigate the activities of the Fonseca revolutionary movement near the Nicaraguan border. Fon seca, it was added, had suspended hostilities pending the arrival of this commission. Provisional President Tosta has made changes in his cabinet. Minister Morales reported, which is now com posed of four members of the Carista group and two members of the Lib eral party. REPORT AMERICANS SLAIN. Advices Say Revolt Is Headed by War Minister. By the Associated Press. MANAGUA, Nicaragua, August B. Two Americans are reported to have been killed in San Marcos De Colon, Honduras, when Gen. Peralta, the revolutionary leader, attacked the village. Government forces have been sent to guard the frontier. it is reported that the American marines in Honduras have been sent to the border to repel the revolu tionists. The peace treaty signed on board the United States cruiser Milwaukee at Amapala in May has proved un successful in maintaining peace. The cabinet has been reformed, Sal vador Agirre becoming foreign min ister, Gen Martinez Funes taking .he portfolio of war and Felipe Caltx be coming minister of the Interior to succeed Gen. Tiburcio Carlas, who has resigned. WAR MINISTER FLEES. Large Number of Troop* and Sup ply of Arms Taken. By the Associated Press. TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, August B.—War Minister Gen. Gregorio Fer rera fled from the capital to the mountains yesterday, taking with him a large number of troops and a large quantity of arms and ammunition, in open rebellion against the government. Vigorous revolutionary activities have already begun near the Nicara guan border, and hostilities are ex pected to break out here at any mo ment. READY TO SEND SHIPS. Protection of American Live* and Property Assured. Word of the revolt in Honduras of Gen. Ferrera. provisional war minister of Honduras, reached the State De partment yesterday and increased greatly the anxiety In official circles as to • * • tSHII - ft ''va J. C. WALTON. rated In laws. H> then placed George Wilson, a manager of bis guberna torial campaign and Non-Partisan League organizer, at the bead of the Agricultural and Mining College. Following a storm of protest, Wilson was removed. Walton next devoted his energies to curbing activities of masked mobs throughout the State. He charged the Ku Klux Klan with responsibility for such lawlessness and launched open warfare on the organization. He declared martial law' In several counties and finally extended military rule over the en tire Slate. Resisted With Riot Com. Opposition to his course grew strong and a group of State repre sentatives circulated a call for a special session of the House to con sider his actions. One attempted meeting of the solons was dispersed with riot guns manned by the Na tional Guard, acting under Walton s order*. , . At a special election October 2 a proposed constitutional amendment empowering the legislature to meet without call by the governor was placed on the ballot over Waltons protest. The ele.ction was held, de spite Walton’s efforts to prevent it. and the amendment was adopted by an overwhelming majority. Walton issued a call tor an ex traordinary session tor October 11. He offered to resign provided the session would pass a bill aimed at unmasking the Klan. Instead the session Instituted impeachment pro ceedings. The trial started Novem ber 1. On November 17 Walton and his attorneys left the court, declar ing they could not get a fair trial, and on November la the impeach ment charges were upheld and Wal ton was removed, Lieut. Gov. M. E. Trapp succeeding him. SWELTERERS, CHEER UP! ONE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER IS ON WAY fContinued from First Page.) est point recorded since modern scien tific observations began in 1905, and the suns heat, reaching the earth, has remained at a low point ever since. This drop has been equal to a decrease in the world’s temperature of four and a half degrees. Fahren heit, though, of course, unevenly dis tributed. Here are his predictions for thfe weather, those’observations: August will swing toward hot dry weather from the Missouri Valley eastward to the Atlantic, with severe droughts in many regions, relieved by thunderstorms. Many heat rec ords will be broken, but there will be brief cold spells in both August and September. August's period of chill is due about the 21st along the northern border States. The Septem ber spell will- come as far South as Nebraska, central lowa, Illinois, In diana. Ohio and perhaps New York and northern New England. Winter Early and Long. The Winter will set in early and last long. There will be much severe weather and insufficient snow to cover the Winter grains. The Gulf Coast will see early cold waves in January. The year 1925 will repeat the disagreeable features of 1924, with a break in the California drought. A successful year, except for loss in live stock due to Winter severity, with plenty of grass and water, is due the Western ranges. But the crops of 1920 and 1927 will suffer gravely nil over the world. There will be chilly late growing sea sons, late frosts In Spring and killing frosts in late Summer and early Fall. The years preceding the 1816 “year without a Summer” were like those we are now having. “Past Performances.** In verification of his forecasts. Mr. Browne points to the predictions for 1924 he made in 1923. Correct among them were; Excessive rainfall on the Atlantic Seaboard and in the East Gulf States. The best * grass and water In 20 years for the Eastern cattle country— the ranges from Amarillo, Tex., to Havre. Mont. A severe drought on the Pacific Coast. A chill and late spring on the At lantic Coast which would put crops back from two weeks to a month. "It is so easy,” Mr. Browne avers. "In 1923 Dr. Hoel of Norway went to Spitsbergen. He found the gulf stream flowing as a surface current, the glaciers gone and the cold water fish migrated northward. That was due to great degree of the sun’s heat of the preceding years. "But now the ice is reforming off the coast of Greenland. This condi tion wMII continue into 1926, when we will get the effect of the extremely low sun’s heat of 1922, 1923 and 1924. The ocean currents have not yet reached the bottom of their coming temperature level. That will take two years more.” Well, here’s waiting. i Copyright, 1924.) CANADA REBUKES RUSSIA. Premier Reminds Envoy Recogni tion Is Only in Trade Affairs. OTTAWA, Ontario, August B.—Can ada's recognition of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, confirmed last March when its agency was estab lished ill Montreal, extends only to trade matters. A sharp reminder of this was conveyed by Premlei* Mac-' Kenzie King to the soviet agent, Alex ander Zazikolf. in the course of confer ences which have been progressing the lost, two days in Ottawa. the situation in that country. The de partment had no advices, however, in dicating that Americans bad been killed or injured in the other revolutionary outbreak now In progress in Honduras in the vicinity of the Nicaraguan border. There are no American marines or blue jackets now in Honduras, and the ref erence in the dispatch from Managua to the movement of marines is believed to be merely an unfounded rumor. There is a small detachment of marines at Managua in Nicaragua, but them have not been moved from their peal, l ' •' , (NEW HEAT WAVE RELIEFFORECAST Thousands of Clerks Return to Jobs After Torrid Spell. One Death Reported. After causing one death a.nd scores of prostrations, crippling govern mental business by necessitating dis missal of 4,000 employes early in the afternoon and depressing private en terprise generally, the torrid heat wave was swept away late yesterday afternoon by long-sought thunder showers. Last night Washington slept sound ly, forgetting in the cool night breezes the sweltering days which had preceded. Today the thermometer is not ex pected to go higher than 88. It start ed below 80 and had not reached 81 at 10 o’clock. Tomorrow it is ex pected to play between 88 and 90, which Is normal. And then tomor row night the thundershowers now roving over Kansas and lowa are ex pected to reach this section via the Ohio valley, with the result that Sun day an£ Monday will be cool when compared with yesterday and the day before. Paperhaagrr ia Victim. The death attributed to the heat’s ravages yesterday was that of Lester Coons, 27, a paperhanger, of 14 Fox hall road, who was working at 621 Harvard street when stricken. He died at the house before the Emer gency Hospital ambulance could reach it, and Coroner Nevltt gave a certifi cate of death from heat prostration. Three other prostration cases were treated yesterday by Emergency Hos pital staff physicians, but police es timate that many minor prostration cases never were officially reported. The three yesterday which were add ed to the list of the two days pre vious included; Clementine Crown, colored, 38, of 227 Four-and-a-Half street south west. overcome in her home late In the afternoon and treated there by Dr. Creswell of Emergency Hospital; Cornelius Winters, colored, 40, of 1261 Third street southwest, who was taken sick at the first precinct sta tion in the afternoon, and Maud Stinemetz, 44, of Amsterdam, Ohio, who was taken suddenly 111 In the Smithsonian grounds yesterday after noon and treated at Emergency Hos pital. Thousand* Are Released. Fearing that the heat would af fect many employes in temporary buildings. Treasury Department of ficials issued informal orders which resulted in between 2,000 and 3,000 employes being dismissed early in the afternoon. These were virtually all employed In buildings poorly insu lated against the heat, where the dis comfort was intense. Annex No. 2 of the Treasury Department was emptied of employes in the income tax section at 1 o’clock. In Building C, used by the prohibition unit, the narcotic division and public health service employes were released be tween 1 and 2 o’clock. Employes of the general supply unit In Building F were released at the same time, while employes of the Treasury Re partment’s main building on the fourth floor were allowed to leave shortly after 3 o’clock. Some 290 employes of the Federal Trade Commission, located in a tem porary structure in I’otomac Park, were released early in the afternoon, as were about 150 employes of the Women and Children’s Bureau of the Department of Labor, located in the same building. Scattered throughout Government departments were other orders for releases going to employes in places where the heat was most keenly felt. The mid-day mail delivery, which was eliminated yesterday to the grati fication of postmen, went back on routine today, at the order of Post master Mooney, and Maj. Sullivan, chief of police, late this morning had virtually decided to recall the order relieving traffic policemen from duty between 11:30 and 1:30 o’clock, which was in effect yesterday. STORM RELIEVES BOSTON. Heat Record, Standing Since 1876, Is Broken. By the Associated Pres*. BOSTON. August B.—The hottest August 7 in Boston since 1876 yester day prostrated 14 persona her© and reports of deaths and illness attribut ed to the heat came from many cities in the State. For two hours yesterday afternoon the mercury clung to its high point of the summer. 97 de grees. A brisk shower in the early evening was able to tumble the tem perature only nine degrees. Storm Damage Heavy. An electrical storm which devel oped in the western part of the State swept east last night over a wide area, destroyed eight bams and sev eral farmhouses and killed farm stock. In many parts of the state and in southern New Hampshire the wind crippled telephone, telegraph and power lines, rendered many roads impassable with fallen trees, blew freight cars from the rails at Salem. N. H., and automobiles from the roads. A woman and boy were seriously Injured in Lowell when struck by a falling tree. A Lawrence police car was stuck by lightning while speed ing to the rescue of two girls and a boy who were being tossed about In a canoe on the Merrlmac river. Farm crops suffered and in sections were ruined when hail accompanied the rain. Boston caught but little of the force of the storm. Westfield and Merrlmac Valley points suffered the most damage. However, at least 20 i houses within 10 miles of Boston were reported struck. Storm Kill* Mm. NEW HAVEN. Conn.. August B.—• A terrific storm centering in the Waterbury and Hartford districts of the state yesterday killed one man, injured several and caused property damage that will total hundreds of thousands of dollars. Martius Elmore of South Windsor was killed when lightning hit his automobile. Joseph Dutklewlc* of Middletown was critically Injured when a skylight fell on him at a manufacturing plant In Middletown. Tobacco sheds, barns and other buildings In the Windsor and Rock ville districts were set afire by light ning or blown down. Damage to standing tobacco crops In Hartford County is estimated at 9125,000. Lightning hit a department store In Hartford and a number of bricks were hurled to the street. A trolley car iu Windsor was set afire by light ning. but all of the 20 passengers escaped uninjured. Scores of plate-glass windows In the business section of Waterbury were broken, roofs were blown from houses and many trees and poles were uprooted. ONE MISSING IN BLAZE. PHILADELPHIA. August B.—One man was reported missing and five firemen injured when flames swept the cocoanut plant of the Gorgas- Plerle Manufacturing Company early today and damaged the adjoining plant of the Bishee Linseed Oil Com pany. W. S. Plerie, an official of the cocoanut plant, said the loss may total f 1.000,000. The missing man was Walter Small wood, a negro watchman. Employes stated they had seen him near the top of one of the containers of cocoanut oil, which exploded Imme diately aftar the blase was discov ered. A series of explosions followed. A ship loaded with cocoanut oU at a nearby dock was saved. Lack of Swells On Lakes Cause Os Sudden Storms By the Associated Pre**. TORONTO, August B.—Storms aris« suddenly on the Great Lakes because the swell, which acts as a brake on great expanses of salt water. Is absent, according to Vaughn Cor nish, D.Sc., geographical authority and traveler, who addressed the British Association for the Advance ment Os Science here today. This opinion is the result of widespread study of ocean conditions conducted by Dr. Cornish from Southampton to Trinidad, during which he learned that speed of waves averaged one to eight miles an hour less than that of the wind in all cades. Growth of waves was hindered by a crossing swell, generally absent on inland seas. Sir Frederick Stupart, who also addressed the convention today, was inclined to blame the Japan current for variableness of Canadian winters. J. Bjerknes of the Geophysics In stitute of Bergen, Norway, declared before the physics section that weather forecasting was nearing an entirely mathematical basis. Predic tions arrived at mathematically in Europe have been confirmed, he said. LA FOLLETTE ASSAILS KU KLUX BY NAME, CHALLENGING RIVALS (Continued from First Page l system over the .political and eco nomic life of the American people. “This power controls every impor tant branch of industry—mining, manufacturing and transportation. It controls markets and credits and dic tates the price of every product neces sary to feed, clothe, warm and shelter the human family. To control that which sustains life is to control life Itself. This is economic slavery. Free government cannot long exist side by side with economic despotism. "To this issue, in so far as I am able. I shall hold the attention of the voters of this country. From this position I shall not be turned aside. "Hence I deem it most unfortunate that questions involving religious opinion and other questions unrelated to the vital issue of the restoration of government to the people, have been raised in this as in other critical years of our national history. Such controversies feed upon and inflame prejudice and passion to the exclu sion of issues involving the very life of government Itself. "This brings me to say in response to your Inquiry as to my stand on the Ku Klux Klan that I have met this question in various forms during my public life. "Any one familiar with my record, especially in my own State, knows that I have always stood without reservation against any discrimina tion between races, classes and creeds. I hold that every citizen is entitled to the full exercise of his constitutional rights. Canaot Long Survive. "I am unalterably opposed to the evident purposes of the secret organi zation known as the Ku Klux Klan. as disclosed by its public acts. "It cannot long survive. "Relying upon the sound judgment and good sense of our people, it is my opinion that such a movement Is foredoomed. It has within its own body the seeds of its death. "Abraham Lincoln, nearly 70 years ago, set forth his views on this ques tion in a letter to his friend. Mr. Joshua F. Speed, dated Springfield. HI.. August 24. 1855: “ • • • You inquire where I now stand. That Is a disputed point. I think I am a Whig; hut others say there are no Whigs, and that I am an Abolitionist. "T am not a Know-Nothing; that is certain. How could I be? How can any one who abhors the oppres sion of negroes be in favor of de grading classes of white people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation we began by declaring that "all men are created equal.” We now prac tically read it "all men are created equal except negroes." When the Know’-Nothings get control it will read “all men are created equal ex cept negroes and foreigners and Cath olics.” When it comes to this I shall prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of lov ing liberty—to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypoc risy. • • • Your friend forever. " A. LINCOLN.’ "With this statement from Abra ham Lincoln I would join also a pas sage from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to Edward Dowse in I8U3; “ T never will, by word or act. bow to the shrine of intolerance, or ad mit a right of inquiry into the/re llgfous opinions of others.’ "Upon these statements of Jeffer son and Lincoln, expressing the sen timents which I am happy to believe the vast majority of our citizens cherish and to which they will ever rigidly adhere, and upon my own views expressed in this letter, I am content to stand without qualifica tion or evasion. "Sincerely yours. (Signed) "ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE.” Outcome Interesting. What will be the effect of this frank statement of Mr. La Foliette 1 on an issue which threatened to dis rupt the Democratic party at Us con vention in New York remains to be seen. In some quarters today it was argued that it probably would in cline many Catholic and Jewish votes to the La Foliette standard, that it would offset In some quarters the un favorable effect which the accept ance of the Indorsement of his can didacy by the Socialist party may have had. In a measure, the statement of La Foliette on the Klan Is a challenge to the nominees of the Republicans and the Democrats also to clarify the positions of the party leaders on the Klan issue. That the Klan Is an is sue was well 'demonstrated at the Democratic national convention in New York. Whether the Republican and Democratic standard bearers will be able to remain silent on this issue —-if they wish to—ln view of the present revival of the question by Senator La Foliette time alone can tell. ‘ Cites Davis’ Letter. Democrats in Washington today were pointing to a letter written bv John W. Davis and made public last night, in which the Democratic nom inee said that he was not, never had been and never would be a member of the Klan. Continuing, Mr. Davis said: "I trust that in my coming speech of acceptance I shall make my posi tion on the great question of relig ious tolerance* too plain for any mis understanding or dispute. There was an intimation in Repub lican circles here today that after President Coolldge has made his speech accepting the nomination August 14 there would' be greater freedom in discussing issues, includ ing the Klan issue. HOSPITAL HEAD NAMED. Dr. Frank Leslie to Take Veterans’ Bureau Post. Dr. Frank E. Leslie was designated today by Director Hines of the Vet erans' Bureau to take charge of the new hospital for veterans at Camp Custer, near Battle Creek, Mich. Col. Leslie,' who has been In charge Os Hospital No. 24, at Palo Alto, Calif., will be succeeded by Dr. p. u. Borden, who has been attached to (he staff of that institution. Both hospitals are neuro-prychiatrto in stitutions - n ■ ' - • DAVIS IS LEAVING. FOR HjiETONIGHT Will Complete Preparations for Making Acceptance Speech Monday. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, August B.—John W. Davis. Democratic presidential nomi nee, planned t»* clear his desk ami hold two or three interviews today te completing his local campaign man agement, prior to leaving at 4:50 p.m., daylight-saving time, on the Balti more and Ohio Railroad, for Clarks-- burg, W. Va. The Interval between his arrival there and Monday, when he -will be, notified formally of his nomination, he is expected to spend in rest and final preparations for the delivery of his speech of acceptance, which will clar ify points at issue in the coming cam paign. The campaign will not be opened formally until well after the notifica tion ceremonies, but the nominee last night said "Honesty in government” would be the keynote of his campaign when he was called upon to speak ex temporaneously at a rally of Demo crats in Duchess County. He drew a new line of demarkation between the two major parties when he said. "A Democrat is one who wants the record of his party revealed and a Republican is one who wants it forgotten.” Another speaker was Gov. Alfred E. Smith of New York, who, in the first formal campaign speech in New York State, asserted the Republicans . had not made good their campaign prom ises of four years ago. “HONESTY’’ AS ISSUE. Davis and Smith Bap O. 0. F. at Bally. .POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y.. August B. John W. Davis. Democratic presiden tial candidate, opened bis campaign, in New York State last night at a rally of Democrats in the Republican stronghold of Duchess County. Called on to speak unexpectedly after Gov. Alfred E. Smith had vigorously as sailed the Republican party on its record in this State and the nation, Mr. Davis told a cheering crowd that he believed "the great issue of this campaign is honesty in government.” ”A Democrat,” he said, "is one who wants the record of his party re vealed and a Republican is one who wants it forgotten. 1 join with GOv. Smith in urging that you see that they are not of failing memory jn that direction.” Gov. Smith attacked the Repub lican party in connection with the oil scandals and on what, he said, had been a gross failure to make good on pre-election promises of Govern ment reorganization and many other issues. “Feeding at the Trough." The governor declared that the Re. publicans had not had time to make good their promises for "feeding at” the trough.” “You know, they had been away from the public trough tor eight years and they proceeded to make it * all up in four years," he said. Referring to the division within the Republican ranks and the differ ences between President Coolidge and Congress, Gov. Smith said the Republicans could not "knock the brains out of Coolidge’s policies down in Washington as they have done and then hold him up as their candidate for President.” "The parly did not agree'wlth the President in a single instance." the speaker added in detailing subjects on which Congress and the Executive differed. Klan In Assailed. The Ku Klux Klan issue was re ferred to by Gov. Smith and Lieut. Gov. Lunn and also by Franklin D, Roosevelt, in whose honor the rally was held. The rally was hfld at the Riding Park, near here, where a Klan demonstration took place recently In referring to that meeting Mr. * Roosevelt said he was afraid he had a partiality to the kind of Amer icanism exhibited last night by the gathering. Mr. Lunn declared amid vigorous cheering that the principle of religious freedom would never die. and that to uphold that principle was to exhibit “100 per cent Americanism Mr. Davis came here yesterday to attend the rally and then left for New York. Making the trip here by rail, he broke the monotony of the 76-mile run by riding nearly half the ■ way: in the. cab of the electric loco motive. With the engineer, George ’ Trainer, directing him, he ran the • train from the Grand Central to the 125th Street Station in New York. Transferring to his compartment at Harmon, where a steam locomotive replaced the electric one, the nominee examined some of his latest corre spondence and gave attention to plans for the coming campaign. His host Franklin D. Roosevelt, had expected him to leave the train at Poughkeep- . sie, and was there with a detachment ’ of State troopers to ascort him to Hyde Park. The nominee understood however, that he was to be met at , Hyde Park and he continued on there Mrs. Roosevelt was on the same train, but Mr. Davis was unaware of it. She joined Mr. Roosevelt at Poughkeepsie and they made a hurried automobile trip on the seven miles to Hyde Park, but when they arrived home they found Mr. Davis there. Gov. Smith and his family arrived soon afterward, having motored down from Albany. The nominee and the governor talked politics for a time After lunch the Roosevelt guests had a swim in the pool on the estate.-and late in the afternoon motored to the driving park for the rally. 3 WITNESSES BEAT SPEEDING CHARGE Court Dismisses Case When Pro fessional Men (Jive Speedometer Readings. Motor Cycle Policeman White of the seventh precinct pitted his lone word against the testimony of three professional men of tVashington in Police Court today, but lost a speed ing case. . > The testimony showed that F. J. Carrnody. newspaper man, and F.„ H. Borden, patent attorney, were driv ing down Wisconsin avenue this morning to work in the automobile of Martin N. Pilgren. a.civil engineer. Policeman White was doing 15 miles an hour, they stated, and they didn’t hesitate to pass him at an 18-mile per-hour speed. But the three, wise to the ways of motor cycle police men, kept an eye on the speedometer and saw that It didn't pass the limit while the arm of the law rbde astern their car. Toward the southern end of Wis consin avenue. White dr,ew up with the automobile ahd announced It was doing ”28 miles an hour and ho argument.” The argument came in Traffic Court later. The three tnen emerged without a blemish on repu tations as careful motorists. The policeman emerged—sans a case Cor his record of arrests. Seek Adoption of Lad. ~ * Patrick A. Downey and his wife. Martha A. Downey, today asked the District Supreme Court to permit them to adopt George W. Barf, born February 17. 1918, and make him their heir. The child has bee if In their custody, they say, since he was two mouths old. Attorney C. D. Garrett appears for the petitioners.