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1 VST SHIP OF THE FAMOUS “ROB” EVANS FLEET GOES TO SCR AP HEAP. Dismantling the U. S. S. Connecticut, at Oakland, Calif. The FOUR KILLED VI HEN FAST TRAIN HITS AUTO TRUCK AT CROSSING. Running at 60 miles an hour, an express train of the Philadelphia Connecticut, 430 feet long and 76 feet wide, was constructed in 1606, and during the World War did patrol duty in British waters. The other two / and Reading Railroad struck a loaded auto truck at the Lincoln avenue crossing, in Cranford, N. J. The entire train was derailed, and plowed vessels of the Admiral Evans fleet, the Rhode Island and the Georgia, have been demolished, their places being taken by modern oil-burning ships. ) over the ties for a distance of 3 city blocks. The truck driver and three others were killed, while 30 passengers were injured. Wide World Photo. _ Copyright by I*, A A. Photos. niiHi i _—i—————— — 3 : Kii^;Sitf.ifdtr'SoS TRYING TO GET A WORD WITH MARS Corp. John Sadler of the JSffiSS '': ho r eta * n ‘"f-i • ‘r . S l c °rps ,r >!"P [o PJ-t a Signal from Mars through the War Depart- ; hundred mail hags, arc sent monthly to the veterans of the Civil and UNCLE JOE CANNON HEARS DAWES NOTIFICATION ADDRESS. Gen. Dawes. Republican candidate for Uleo Spohr exhibited the style in a \ ment s radio station in Washington. This radio receiving set was con- ( l Spanish-American wars, their dependents and widows. During the past Vice President, and Uncle Joe Cannon, once Speaker of the House of Representatives, at official notification \ Chicago fashion show a fewdaysago. \ structed with the special idea of picking up signals from the planet, ( y ear $263,000,000 was distributed. of Dawes at Evanston, 111. Wide World Photo. Copyright by P. S- A. Photos.' Copyright by Miller Serrioe. Copyright by Kadel & Herbert. ENGINEERS LAUDED AS TRAINING ENDS Oehmann Praises Accom plishments of 121st Regi- ■ ment —Return Tomorrow, i By a. StalT Correspondent. FORT HUMPHREYS, Va.. August 23. —Completing at noon two weeks' field training, which . has materially improved them for field service and which has brought forth much favor able comment, members of the 121st Regiment of Engineers today, at regimental formation, were highly complimented by their commanding officer, Col. John W. Oehmann, who held up to them the motto of the Engineer Corp, "Essayons,” or "Keep on Trying.” • The morning was given over to playing mass games and extended order drill, and when the bilgler sounded the last drill recall of this camp, the regiment was assembled on the parade ground, when the fol lowing memorandum of Col. Oehmann was published to the command, and printed copies distributed to the per sonnel as souvenirs: “The 121st Regiment of Engineers is nearing the close of its first en campment as a regiment. » “Every officer and man* entered the training period with a full concep tion of his duty and a determination to make it the most profitable en campment in the history of the Na tional Guard of the District of Co lumbia. "That this determination has been truly and conscientiously carried out is best evidenced by the expressions of praise from our instructors and the officers of the Regular Army on duty at the post. Conduct is Praised. "The conduct of the members has been most exemplary. There is no court-martial to blacken pur record, no A. W. O. E., sickness has been of inconsequential character and sani tary conditions have testified by its cleanliness and personal hygiene, to the high morale and character of the personnel of the regiment. “It is, therefore, my extreme pleas ure, as regimental commander, to convey to you at this time, my deep appreciation of your co-operation and attention to duty in all things mili tary, and your gentlemanly response to my orders and recognition of the authority reposed in me. “With such a splendid past to build upon, and with every indication of having the nucleus to make the best engineer regiment in the National Guard of the United States, let us now resolve to not let down in our determination to improve and fulfill to Its extent the meaning implied in the single word motto of the En gineer Oorpsvpf the Army, ‘Essayons.’” Eagerly Await Awards. This afternoon will be given over to athletics, and the men will be free to use their time as they see fit. There is considerable interest being shown in the expected report of the Regular Army instructors as to what outfit will win the gold medals for the highest efficiency rating for this en campment. Maj. W. E. R. Covell, senior instructor, this afternoon is in consultation with his assistants, and L making the marks on which the ■ medals will be awarded. The awards will be made before the entire regi- L ment-lomorrow-monilng, just before BAND CONCERTS. United States Marine Band, Wil liam H. Santelmann, leader; Tay lor Branson, second leader, con ducting, at Ellipse today, at 5 p.m. March, “Niebelungen” Wagner j Overture, "Lenore” Beethoven ! Solo for saxophone, “Erica." Wiedoeft (Musician Frank Wiblltzhauser) Selection.,"The Force of Destiny.” Verdi Characteristic, “On Tiptoe”.Hosmcr j Waltz, “Cagliostro” Strauss “Ees Preludes" Eiszt "The Star Spangled Banner.” 50 MI. ALTO PATIENTS ON RIVER EXCURSION Taken Down Potomac to Indian Head as Guests of McCoy Unit of Woman's Legion. More than 50 patients of Mt. Alto Hospital were entertained on an out ing down the river to Indian Head yesterday by the George Baldwin Mc- Coy Unit of the American Woman’s Legion. Shortly before 3 o'clock the Ocean View left her moorings at the foot of the Eighth Street Wharf and for five hours the veterans of the World War were entertained by music and songs. Refreshments were given them consisting of all the delicacies that could possibly appeal to the soldier appetite. Mrs. Walter I. McCoy, president of the unit, was out of town, but a com mittee headed by Mrs. Charles Demo net and including Mrs. E. B. Latham, Miss Pauline Block and Miss E. P. Ellis took over the management of affairs. "The Bradleys,” a tuneful orchestra from Bradley Heights, played con tinuously and were assisted by two girls with ukuleles. Miss Elsie Jorss sang several selections. CHILD KILED BY TRUCK. Boy Starts Motor and Then Falls Under Wheels. CHARLOTTE, .N. C., August 23. Richard Sams, 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Sams of Augusta, Ga., was killed almost instantly late yesterday when he was run over by an electric delivery truck. While the driver left the truck in front of the residence of the child's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Campbell, whom ho was visiting, the lad climbed up on the truck and touched the elec trical starting apparatus. As the truck started, the boy fell or jumped off and was run over by the front and rear wheels. the organization is entrained for the return trip to Washington. Prizes for the regimental athletic meet held last Wednesday were awarded following a parade and re view of the regiment late yesterday afternoon. The winners were march ed to front and center of the line and Maj. Oehmann personally pinned medals on the uniforms of the in dividuals and awarded the other prizes. * 1 The officers of the 121st, Regiment were the hosts at a dance given last night In Harris Hall, the bachelor officers’ quarters in the post, and it was largely attended by relatives and friends from thO National Capital, THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON, 1). C„ SATURDAY. AUGUST 23, UNCHARTED LAND FACES U.S. FLYERS Great Tract in Labrador, Half as Big as Europe, Con tains But 4,000 Whites. A« the United States 'round-the world flyers leave Greenland on the last Arctic hop of their journey, they approach the no-man's-land. of the North American Continent. Prom Indian Harbor. Labrador, the globe circling airmen can look back over the most desolate and danger-ridden tracts of ocean ever conquered by intrepid pioneers, but they can also lock ahead to a. no-less desolate waste of land, the unexplored and unknown peninsula of Labrador. A vast terri tory, half as large as Europe, Labra dor boasts of a population of only 4,000 white settlers, but of its Eskimo and Indian inhabitants there are ho really authentic census estimates. Perhaps the most interesting fea ture nf this immense, unsettled land is that its ownership is a matter of doubt, and just now the English Privy Council has on its hands the task of deciding how much of Labra dor belongs to Canada and how much to Newfoundland. The country takes its name from a Basque .fisherman named Bradore, who settled in one of its numerous bays in the year 1520. A few years later it was charted by the explorer Cartier, its wonderful fisheries became known, and It be came a bone of contention. It Uas re mained so ever since. The French stepped in there back in the latter part tof the sixteenth century, and for many years maintained garrisons at various vantage points till the sea-raiders drove them out. Shifted Many Time*. In 1760 it was handed over to Canadian administration by the British crown, then it was transferred to Newfound land. but was later handed back to Canada. Finally it became a matter of mere conjecture as to just to whom this great slice of the North American continent belonged. As a result of this uncertainty of ownership a sort cf tacit understanding was entered into between the two British depen dencies whereby Canada was to have sol© rights to the interior and New foundland similar rights to the sea board on which extensive fishery op erations are carried on. TI is agree ment served well enough until poli ticians saw in the undefined boundary a splendid opportunity to reap a rich harvest. They forthwith began a dis pute over the division of the land which has gone on for scores of years and has been prolific of legal fees but has never seemed to approach an end until now. Newfoundland, no longer satisfied to accept the bare coast line as her share, has been putting up a fight for a slice of the interior of the peninsula which is, from the little that is known of it, undoubtedly rich in forests and minerals, and this fight, dragged put over years, as it has been, resulted last year in Canada’s offering Newfoundland for her rights or alleged rights to the Labrador Peninsula enough money to pay off her national debt, a matter of S6S,- 000,000. Newfoundland declined to be thus relieved of her> financial obli gations, and is fighting her case be fore the Privy Council in England. The little colony has visions of .American capital turning her share of the labrador wilderness into a vast wealth-producing center. .Gold Kush I'iulrt. Very near the landing place of the United States flyers is the gold ter ritory whose discovery last year at tracted the attention of the whole American continent. That gold rush proved a fizzle because of the crooked work of promoters, but the predic tion is made by explorers into this land that Labrador is destined to du plicate the history-making achieve men of Alaska. Indeed it bears a notable resemblance to Alaska. Geo graphically, it occupies the same re lation to the North American contin ent on the east that Alaska does on the west and its geological forma tion is identical with that of the great gold country. While the United States airmen are today merely seeking on the rugged Labrador coast a resting place in their epoch-making flight, there is every probability that Ameri cans. pioneers in so many of tne world’s greatest commercial and in dustrial ventures, will in a few years bo turning to practical account the vast hidden wealth of this little known land of the far north. CALLS HONESTY ONLY ENFORCEMENT NEED Gen. Butler Declares Laws Will Be Upheld if Officers Play Fair. Prosecutors Pledge Aid. By the ABSoriated Press. HARRISBURG, Pa., August 23- Enforcement of law is a moral, not a political issue, and the only secret of enforcement is honesty on the part of the policemen. Brig. Gen. Smedley D. Butler, director of public safety in Philadelphia, told 50 district attor neys of Pennsylvania, gathered here yesterday, at the call of Gov. Pin chot to discuss methods of co-opera tion between State and county agen cies in enforcing the prohibition laws. The district attorneys, in resolu tions adopted after hearing Gen. But ler describe the activities of the Phil adelphia police and listening to an appeal by Gov. Pinchot for co-opera tion to bring about “speedy and vig orous law enforcement,” pledged their assistance "to the enforcement of all laws of the commonwealth." Declaring that as a policeman, he would make no critcism, Gen. But ler confined himself largely to the problems of enforcement, and the activities of the Philadelphia police force. His only reference to the question of his retention in the office another year came when he declared: “This is a great moral crusade to see whether as a nation we will en force the laws we have made our selves voluntarily, and we can do it if we are left alone over there for another year.” TWO DEAD IN BLAST. Fatally Hurt When Gasoline Is Fonred on Coals. ! MAGEE, Miss., August 23.—Two persons were fatally injured, one building destroyed and another • damaged here yesterday when an ex ; plosion and fire followed the pouring 1 of gasoline on live coals in the belief ■ that It was kerosene. The dead are: 1 A. F. Brown, 48, and his wife, 45, both 1 of Whom succumbed shortly after 1 they had been removed to a hospital. ] A child was painfully, but not seri • ously hurt. The fire originated In a restuarant ! operated by the Browns, which was destroyed. ! The diameter of the giant star s Antarea Is about-400,000,000 miles. HUSBAND ABANDONED BY WIFE TRIES SUICIDE H. W. Pardoe Awakens in Hospital After Taking Narcotic—Left Note for Woman. . Because his wife wrote him a note a month ago telling of her waning | love and then disappeared, Homer William Pardoe. hotel waiter, yester day afternoon went to the vicinity of the bridge over Rock Creek at Calvert street, and swallowed a fluid he thought would bring death. The potion the young man took did induce unconsciousness, but he was much surprised ami disappointed when he awoke in Garfield Hospital with nurses and attendants about him. The despondent man fully recover ed from the effects of the narcotic and was discharged from the hospital. When Detectives Vermillion and Bradshaw of the Tenth Precinct ar rived on the scene of the attempted suicide, they discovered that Pardoe had placed a picture of his wife be neath his head with a letter left by him dated August 21, and addressed to his wife. SEE REVENGE MOTIVE IN BURNING OF SCHOOL Negro Building Fired as Result, of Girl’s Murder, Georgia Of ficials Claim. By tbe Associated Press. MOULTRIE, Ga„ August 23.—A negro school house in the southern part of Colquity County was de stroyed by fire.late Thursday night in what county authorities said today to have been a flaro-up of racial feeling aroused three years ago by the slaying of 13-year-old white girl, for which a negro was burned at the stake by a. mol). It was the second negro school building to be burned wdthin a year at the same spot. Officers are conducting an Intensive search for the supposed incendiaries, and rewards totaling S2OO have been offered for their capture. The murder of the girl, Lorena Wilkes, was one of the most brutal ever perpetrated in this section. At least 3,000 persons were in the mob that seized John Henry Williams, the negro slayer, and burned him at the stake just after ho had been con victed and sentenced to hang at the earliest possible date. Shortly afterward, it was recalled, a negro church, lodge and school building were destroyed by fire. BANDITS TIE UP CASHIER. Bind Him to Doornob and Rob Cleveland Bank. CLEVELAND, August 23.—Two bandits, one of them armed with a , revolver, held up Roy C. McCracken, cashier of the City Savings and Loan , Company, w r est side branch, late yes» terday, bound him to a door knol . with adhesive tape, gagged him witt 1 the same material and escaped with : $6,280. L * ” One Killed, One Hurt in Crash. MANSFIELD, Pa„ August 23.—Mrs. Sylvester Kiziusky of Chicago was killed and her daughter Alsreda, 15, | badly injured yesterdajl, when an au tomobile In which they were sn route from Chicago to Philadelphia to attend a Polish convention, left the road near here, struck a tree and overturned, _ FLETCHER PRAISES CHILD LABOR DEFEAT Gratified by Action of North Caro lina Legislature—Cites Wads worth Speech. Senator Fletcher, Democrat. Florida, in a statement yesterday expressed his gratification over the refusal of the North Carolina Senate to ratify the proposed constitutional child labor amendment. He said the action of the State House of Representatives in amending the State law to pro hibit "gainful occupation” by children under 14 years of age, shows North Carolina’s "determination to free it self from accusations regarding the exploitations of child labor.” The Senator's statement, in part, said; “There has been so much misin formation and willful ■misstatement disseminated regarding the labor of minors that much error persists in the minds of many usually well in formed persons regarding the sub ject. The number of children under 14 employed in mechanical and manu facturing industries in the United States, according to the census of 1320. was 3.473, Including part-time employment. ‘‘Senator Wadsworth of New York showed in the Senate on May 23, 1924. that the total of the cotton mill operatives from 10 to 14 years of age was 622, of which 404 were, employed in North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. ‘So it will be seen,’ Senator Wadsworth said, ‘that the number whittles down to almost nothing, and there is only a bare presumption that any were illegally employer.” "With exception of 66 boys above 12 years of age, who worked outside of school term in North Carolina, and 127 orphans, or children of widowed mothers, who secured special permits to work after becoming 12 years of age, in Georgia, no children under 14 worked in Southern factories during 1923. “Outside of these 193 children work ing under special permits, any child that is employed in a Southern cotton mill could legally work in any New England State.” MRS. MARY MORAN DIES. Had* Been Resident of Washington for 35 Years. Mrs. Mary Moran, widow of Daniel Moran of this city and herself a resi dent here for the last 35 years, died at her residence, 513 F street north east, yesterday, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be conducted at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Mon day morning at 9 o’clock. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Moran, who before her mar riage wras a Miss White, was a native of Ireland. She came to this country with a cousin and was married in this city. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Katherine Miller, and a brother, Peter White of this city, and another brother, Maurice White, of Galeburg, 111. Bryan Has Bruise on Head. JACKSONVILLE. Fla., August 23. William Jennings Bryan, en route to his borne in Miami, was in Jackson ville a short while yesterday. A slight bruise on the forehead and a scarcely noticeable limp were the only visible signs of the ffTects of a motor car accident In which the Commoner fig ured a few days ago In Illinois. YOUR BONUS 11 Questions Thai Bother You \ Will Be Answered in This Column. Adilrfsn! Boom 723. Pf partnient. The Evening Star, Washington, I>. C, Q. I am a constant reader of your paper and. having to prepare a speech on the bonus. I would very much ap preciate a brief definition of the fol lowing words or things: Bonus, ad justed compensation, credit, bene ficiary, veteran, certificate, pension, insurance benefits, dependent, com pensation.— M. E. t>. A. Bonus and adjusted compensa tion are one and the same thing. Bonus is a misnomer. Adjusted com pensation is the term used in the law and more nearly and accurately de scribes the benefits extended. The amount of each veteran’s adjusted compensation is based upon a credit for each day of service rendered. When applying for adjusted compen sation each veteran claimant is asked to name a beneficiary* to whom the face value of his adjusted compensa tion will be payable if his death should occur before the expiration of 20 years. A veteran is any person who served honorably and who en tered the service between April 6, 1917, and November 12. 1918. If he entered the service between these two dates he is allowed a credit for all service rendered from the time of such entrance until July 1, 1919. Ad justed service certificates are to be issued to each veteran, that will be his bonus or adjusted compensation. A pension is payment made to others than those that served in the World War. It is usually payable either for disabilities incurred in the service prior to the World War or for death of a father or husband, or on account of old age. Insurance benefits as used generally in this column apply* to payments being made by* the Vet erans’ bureau to persons within the permitted class of beneficiaries sur viving men who died in the service, or who have died since, either from war disabilities or whose insurance became due and payable upon death not attributable to the service. A de pendent is one who survives a vet eran, as limited by the act. to a widow unmarried, children, mother and father. Dependency is presumed in the cases of unmarried widows and minor children. Mothers and fathers imiVt swear to dependency. Compensation is payable to certain surviving relatives of men w*ho died in the service or have died after discharge from the service from an injury treaceable to the military service, or where dependency arises within a period not to exceed five years after the death of the veteran. These definitions are given as they relate to the adjusted compensation act. They are not strictly speaking, accurate legal discriptions of the words or terms used. Q. I served overseas in the Army and there is no question asked re garding this service in the application blank for adjusted compensation, 'Should I mention under item of re marks the fact that I served in France? —F. G. M. A. You do not need to do this be cause the War Department has your service record and from it can ascer tain the exact date that you sailed and the date that you disembarked from such service. Men who served in the Marine Corps are the only per sons w T ho need to show on their ap plication the fact of overseas service. Q. Please tell me what dependency is and how the departments will con strue this term for the benefit of a client whom I am assisting to secure 1 DAVIS SEEKS END OF KUKLUX ISSUE Democratic Nominee Be lieves He Has Disposed of Klan Talk in Campaign. By the Associated Pre-s. NEW YORK, August 2. - ;.—So far as his own campaign is concerned, John W. Davis believes he has disposed of the subject of the Ku Klux Klan. In condemning in his Sea Gin speech yesterday this or any other organization that sets up a standard of racial or religious prejudice in America, and in calling upon Presi dent Coolidge to join him in remov ing the topic from the field of po litical debate, the Democratic presi dential candidate sought to clarify the atmosphere and leave free the way for whole-hearted attention to those issues upon which he believes the contest is to be decided in Novem ber. Mr. Davis' advisers say that th® decision to go beyond the action of the convention that nominated hirtl was his own. Counsel had been d|*j vided on what had come to be a re curring subject of discussion. Friends Urged Both Ways. jl Some of his closest friends haji urged that he stand upon his dar deration in his acceptance speech as. Clarkesburg against all forms of big otry, prejudice, and intolerance, by whatever name known. Others were equally as insistent that as clear as was his language then, the sores made the New York convention could be healed only by a specific rcferenc* to the organization which the con vention voted not to name in the na tional platform. In deciding to dispose of the ques tion, once and for all, as he told the New Jersey Democracy, Mr. Davis emphasized that he did not regard the subject as one having a proper place in this or any other campaign and that it must not be permitted to divert attention from those Issues tin people must settle in the forthcom ing election. Would Discuss Real Issues. Mr. Davis declared that some of those issues already had become clear and that others would be made plain er still as the campaign progressed. In his next address, to be delivered at Columbus, Ohio, on August 26, he plans to lay further stress upon the chief questions upon which he be lieves the two major political par ties are far apart. Returning to his personal head quarters here today the Democratic nominee devoted part of his time to preparation of the subject matter of ids Columbus speech. Before that, however, he conferred with Chair man Shaver of the Democratic Na tional Committee and other parly leaders on campaign organization and related questions which lie is desirous of getting out of the way before lie starts on his Western tour on An gust 31. the benefits of adjusted compensation. —H. C. A. There has not been prepared as yet a legal diseription of dependency. Your client had better file an applica tion and it will be considered on Us merits.