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Fair and slightly warmer today, to morrow becoming unsettled. Temper ature for 22 hours ending at 10 p.m. last night: Highest, 69, at 4 p.m.; lowest, 56, at 10 p.m. Full report on Page 5. XT_ 1 HI XT ‘>Q Entered as second class matter AO. i.UJi). ISO. post office Washington, D. C. GIGANTIC WELCOME ACCORDED AIRMEN BY BOSTON HOSTS Tens of Thousands Greet Flyers; U. S,, State and City Pay Tributes. FLIGHT OF 125 MILES IS WITHOUT INCIDENT t Pilots Anxious to Finish Journey; Face Death Easily. But Shy at Crowds. I BY FREDERICK It, NEEI.V. Staff Correspondent of The Star. BOSTON. September 6.—Battle- i ■earred heroes, fresh from the field and blood of battle never were as | popular In Boston tonight as the six 1 .American Army officers who landed here j this afternoon on the concluding’ stages ! of their flight around the globe. Boston did more than open its arms! to those six officers, Lieut. Lowell H. I Smith, commander; Lieut. Leslie P- ' Arnold, his assistant; Lieut. Leigh j Wade, pilot; Lieut. Henry (Hank) j Ogden, assistant, and Lieut. Erik | Nelson and his assistant, Lieut. Jack j Harding, Jr. It opened its heart and. soul. Nothing was too good for the ( airmen and Boston, although deprived j cf the honor of being the first place I on American soil for the flyers to land through the actions of a ter rible fog Pat forced the planes down near Brunswick. Me., yesterday, cast all sulkiness aside that appeared to have arisen this morning when the three Douglas world cruisers—Chi cago. Boston H, and New Orleans — appeared over the city. Reception Enthusiastic. Thai landing arid the enthusiasm! that was aroused by it will be placed | in hislorV of this city which loves j history. Bostonians had left their ' homes and places of business and; Journeyed to East Boston yesterday | evening to 'greet the flyers, and then ; they didn't appear. They were a | little disgruntled perhaps, as any pub- 1 lie gathering would be when d : s- j appointed, but they did not know j that Lowell Smith thinks more of j making the flight a success than i pleasing spectators. So they went 1 home, and many of them turned out j early this morning when it was an- I nouticed the airmen would possibly get here about 10 o'clock. By 9 o'clock the air port at -East Boston,-- now in command of Lieut. It. j. Brown, jr., chairman of the world flight committee, who baa written weekly articles for The Star of the world flight for more than two months, was swamped ' with people and automobiles. The hours rolled by and frequently a Martin bomber would take the air « and fly as no one in these parts has j ever seen, this huge type fly, so care-! less of his life was the pilot. Ten. | H. I-. I o'clock rolled by, and still no i planes in sight. Then, a few minutes! before 2, three objects \v:-re seen in, the air. They grew in size rapidly j. and soon were detected not to be l>e Havilands or Martins, with which the fir has been thick the last few days, but a type of plane never Seen here. | H was the world flyers. On and on they came, a perfect V shape. Boston. Drops All Work. Vour correspondent was on top of j • an eight-story building of the Ist! Corps Area across tin- harbor and saw \ the planes so familiar since Kirkwall, i Orkney Islands, before the masses j huddled on the ground at Airport. As they approached closer and closer the ! word passed tike lightning that the; planes were coming, and all Boston j dropped everything and gave rise to ' noise- -whistles, sirens. automobile | Klaxons and vocal cheers combined to I send up a welcome to the planes in I the air (which, unfortunately, at the! time the pilots were unable to hear | because of the noises of the Liberty j motors) that historians again record- J ed. Now they seemed to drop down | in altitude. They were about 500 feet, Smith in the lead, Wade on the, left and Nelson on ids right. One circle of the airport and the formation deployed in to column and four times covered the entire harbor. Three fireboats in the harbor, ail Boston owned, thought they could make themselves understood better | by turning on all their hose and from j each vessel emitted four streams of water pointed skyward, a beautiful i 4 tight. I.and at S O’clock. Satisfied he had let the town know i ©f their arrival. Smith "out the gun,” i and dived for the water in the vi- I cinity of the crowds and the "official \ barge," and exactly at 2 o'clock sank Iris 1.000-pound pontoons in the waters ©f Boston Harbor—for the second time in American waters in as many (flays. One minute later Wade fol lowed and the third minute. Nelson settled down. They taxied out a t-hort distance to their moorings, where Arnold, Harding and Ogden made the planes fast and immediately a large number of little boats went scurrying to the scene completely surrounding the planes from view of the spectators. In one of these little boats was Gen. Patrick, chief of the Army Air Service. But here let me stop and let Lowell Smith finish the story in his own words. Smith is not a press agent, a dramatist, a sensationalist lie's the poorest man In the world to interview, if the Interviewer is not known to him, but the writer gave the password of the terrible order of the Chevaliers of Reykjavik, Ice t land (where we were marooned for many days) and Lowell spoke: “He ■was nervous and excited and piled congratulations upon my head. He *aid, T knew from the very beginning you would do It.’ And I know he did. Then we went to the barge (tied up to shore) and were introduced to the crowd by the general, piled In auto mobiles and driven up to the airport <a few hundred yards), where we signed and inaugurated with our sig natures a new register book for vis iting pilots at the port. “Our names were under the gen eral’s. This done, in we Jumped to the automobiles and back to the water, where an Army boat carried us across the harbor to the Army Corps area base. More automobiles awaited ns and led by motorcycle policemen, we plowed our way through the city, rurrounded by cheering people to the Mate house where they gave us each » P*lr of silver wings and the pilots J (Continued on Page 3, Column 57) PRESIDENCY HIDES FIGHT OF EQUAL IMPORTANCE Battle for Control in Congress Keenly Waged All Over Nation, With G. O. P. Claiming Victory. BY X. «. MESSENGER, Staff Correspondent of The Star. NEW YORK, September 6.—»ln presidential years it is a habit of thought to treat the campaign in terms of the presidency largely. One speaks of the selection of the President as the main issue, and is rather disposed to overlook the fact that there are other impor tant branches of the National Gov ernment and many Slate govern ments to be considered by the electorate. One third of (be Senate and the entire membership of the House of Representatives will be chosen November 4. and their se lection is almost as important as the naming of President and Vice President. It is particularly true this year, and the outcome of the elections is especially important to the party in power. \ / Sfi sjt Grover Cleveland once bemoaned | that he had "Congress on his i hands.” The Congress which Pres j ident Cleveland had on his hands | was not a marker to that which I President Coolidge had on his j^Jiands —and his shoulders as well— I FLYERS EXPECTED I HERE TUESDAY ON REVISEDSCHEDOIE Installation of New Motors Causes Change: Will Stay in Boston Today. 1 — The round-the-world flyers will not j come to Washington tomorrow, as it , had been confidently expected they | would, and the National Capital must | hold in check until Tuesday, at the ! earliest, and possibly Wednesday, the j rousing welcome it had planned for '■ the Nation's globe girdlers. Dispatches from Boston last night j announced that Lieut. Lowell Smith ! and his companions would not resume their epochal journey today, but would spend (heir time out at the air personally superintending the conversion of their planes from sea going travelers to strictly land ships. Tomorrow afternoon they are ex pected to hop off to New York. There precious hours will be consumed at Mitchel Field installing the new Lib erty mtors that have been awaiting the flyers' arrival for weeks. If this task can be completed In time, the j trip to eagerly waiting Washington j probably will be undertaken Tuesday i morning. Plans Complete Here. Everything is in readiness to greet j the visitors at Bolling Field on Tuesday. An honorary flight of planes will meet them in Baltimore and escort them to Washington where, ! after having paid their own respects from far in the heavens to the na | (ion's martyred dead, they will be | officially received and congratulated 1 by the high and low of the Govern ment. Unless there is further announce ment to the contrary, the reception vill take place Tuesday. If another i change becomes necesary too late, that date to be announced in -the newspapers, notice of further post ponement will be made between 9 and 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning by an Army plane flynig over the city letting out dense clouds of smoke. Tliis plan was decided upon by Air Service officers yesterday in order to prevent confusion . and disappoint mrnt in the event of an eleventh hour postponement, as they are quite willing to have the people of the city, as a whole, join national celeb rities in welcoming the round-the world heroes to the one city that be longs to the whole nation. So If there is no notice to the contrary, in the papers, and the smoke screen does not appear in the sky Tuesday morning, Lieut. Smith and Ins wayfarers will be here that day at an hour to be announced later. Although Air Service officers in charge of the reception have been careful to observe themselves the re (Continued on Page 3. Column 2.) DU PONT To’mAKE RACE. Republican Nomination for Sen ator From Delaware Accepted. WILLIMINGTON. Del., September 6.—T. Coleman duPont, Republican national committeeman from Dela ware, who was nominated for United States Senator by the recent Repub lican State convention, today ac cepted the nomination. Gen. duPont, in accepting the nomi nation, said; “As before stated, I was not a candidate for the United States Senate, but after the over whelming vote given me at she recent Republican State convention, I can only say that I will abide by the request of the Republicans and be a candidate.” German Disclaimer of War Guilt Held Up After Warning by Allies By the A*»oci«ted Pres*. LONDON, September 6.—Reuter’s Geneva correspondent says that owing to representations by the French gov ernment Chancellor Marx is reported to have abandoned world-wide issue of the proclamation sent out August 29 in the name of the German govern ment repudiating Germany’s previous admission of responsibility for the war. Premiers MacDonald, Hertlot and Theunis this afternoon instructed the respective ambassadors of Great Brit ain, France and Belgium at Berlin to inform Chancellor Marx that Ger many would be running a grave risk If it tried to reopen the debate on war responsibility at this particular time, according to the report in Geneva. It is declared the premiers learned that the Berlin government intended £hc Sunday Sfat t ''J — / WITH DAILY EVENING EDITION * • WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 7, 1924.-NINETY-TWO PAGES. * in the last Congress and which he may have to carry in the new Con gress to be elected this Fall. If President Coolidge is elected, the success of his administration or its failure will largely depend upon the kind of a Congress he gets, and especially the kind of a Senate he gets. While the Re publican campaign managers are | working to elect their presidential ticket, they are also busy trying to get a Senate that will carry out I Republican policies. I have obtained from Republican ] sources their views of the senatorial campaign as seen tli rough rose colored Republican glasses. There are 33 Senators to he elected this year. Two of them from the State of Colorado.' where the death of Senator Nicholson makes it neces sary to choose an occupant for the unexpired term in the seat which Senator Adams now holds by ap pointment. Os these 33 seats 17 are now held by Republicans. The Republicans claim that of the 16 seats held by the Democrats, 1 in Massachusetts occupied by David I. Walsh, is sure to be recovered. The (Continued on Page 4, Column 7.) LEAGUE PUTS 0. K. ON PROGRAM FOR i BIG PEACE PARLEY | Pledge to Study Arbitration System, Budging Wide Gaps, Is Unanimous. ! Ky tie* Avociated Prcsa. GENEVA, September 6.—Before leaving Geneva tonight for their re spective capitals Premiers MacDonaJd and Herriot. backed by the delega tions of all the oilier fcountries. put into concrete form a program which the assembly of the League of Nations will study ain an effort to elaborate a satisfactory system of compulsory arbitration designed to put an end to war, prepare the way for a con ference on the reduction of arma ments and set up some satisfactory pact of guarantees and mutual assist ance which will serve to make com pulsory arbitration practicable. The heads of all 46 national dele- I gallons present, standing “solemnly, gave their assent to the resolution, which declared that the object Is to strengthen the solidarity and se curity of nations throughout the world by nettling by pacific means all disputes which may arise between them. Demonstration Imp re sues. When the unanimity of the vote was announced there were impressive demonstrations throughout the audi torium. Now that Great Britain and FraJioe and all the other states have shown their will to arbitrate all disputes, the real work of the assembly be gins. for projects of arbitration and security must be drawn up which will receive the approbation of the groat world powers. ITemiers Mac- Donald and Herriot left Geneva ap parently without any agreement on the vital question of how much mili tary help Great Britain will accord France in case arbitration decisions are not obeyed, and the general opin ion in Geneva is that the fate of the new movement to insure permanent peace depends on the answer to the question. "How much security will Great Britain give, and how little military aid will France be contented with?” The attitude of the delegates today demonstrated clearly that, though all the countries are ready to accept ob ligatory arbitration, this form of set tlement of conflicts must have as a corollary security guarantees based on the employment of force. This became eminent when M. Po litic. emirWr.t Greek International jurist, delivered an Illuminating dis sertation on just what the league covenant stands for. He argued that (Continued on Page 3, Column 4.) BANCROFT TAKES LEAD IN DELAWARE PRIMARY Candidate for Democratic Nomina tion for Governor Has Sub stantial Early Margin. By the Associated Presi. WILMINGTON, Del., September 6. —Supporters of Joseph Bancroft, Wilmington manufacturer, and can didate for the Democratic nomina tion for Governor of Delaware, had a substantial lead, according to early reports in the Democratic primary today. The primary was for the purpose of naming delegates to the State convention where the party nominations for governor.' Senator, attorney general and State auditor will be made. to launch some such move and imme diately acted to forestall It. It is felt that such action on Germany’s part, if contemplated, would irretrievably damage her chances for admission to the league, an event which Premier MacDonald is eager to bring about and to which M. Herriot opposes ob jections only of form. The German incident, which official French delegates confirmed, was the only cloud on the horizon as the pre miers left Geneva. M. Herriot instructed the French Ambassador at Berlin to inform the German government that the treaty of Versailles was based on the idea of German responsibility for the war and that it would be extremely re grettable if Germany sought to re open the question by a public procla mation in the world's capitals that Germany was not responsible for tbe war. SEVEN FARMER AID POLICIES OUTLINED BY DAVIS IN OMAHA Cheaper Transport, Tax Re form and Restoring of Lost Markets Proposed. PROMISES TO ASSIST CO-OPERATIVE MOVES i : Candidate Scores Dawes Program as Indefinite and Evasive. j By th* Associated Press. OMAHA, Nebr., September 6.—A re- | adjustment and lowering of rail and j water freight rates, tariff and tax re- I form, and government aid in stimu lating the co-operative marketing I movement and in establishing an ex- | port marketing commission, constl- ■ tuted the cardinal points in a farm | relief program presented here tonight by John W. Davis in the first address i in his campaign for the winning of j the West. In offering this platform before an i audience in the city auditorium the j | Democratic presidential nominee vig- j j omusly assailed the Republican party : I for what he characterized as the dis- j crimination of the farmer in favor of : ( the manufacturer and for its failure I to co-operate fully in the restoration j of economic conditions abroad so as to furnish a market for American I farm products. D»wm Plan Credit. In this connection Mr. Davis ex- I pressed his resentment at "the be- j lated attempts” of the administration | to capitalize the possibilities in the | Dawes reparations settlement "as a 1 I political asset.” He declared that if 1 1 Americans had in fact "by their un- j i official presence" aided in this settle- ] j ment it laid "a crushing burden of | blame and responsibility on the shoulders of those who for five long years prevented any form of Ameri can participation" in solving the | reparations problem. Choice of \fbrtnkx. At the outset of his address, Mr. Davis said he had two personal rea sons for having Nebraska selected as the spot for hia first utterance west of the Mississippi River. The first, was that he wished to testify to his "genuine satisfaction” at the action Which the New York convention took In associating him on the ticket with Gov. Bryan, and the second, that he wished to take counsel'wlth the peo ple of the Western States, to study with them their problems and to fit himself to deal with them in "an in telligent and sympathetic manner." j if the responsibility of the presidency I Should come to rest upon him. Praising his running mate, who had j previously formally welcomed him to ! Nebraska, Mr. Davis said there was; not a Democrat in the United States ■ to whom he had not been known I 'more than 20 years. "During the whole of that time,’’ j Mr. Davis said, "he has been a fear- i less and active champion of Demo- ; cratic ideals and principles. When < you called him to your service here in Nebraska he was quick to show how these principles can be exempli fied in action. Gala for Nation. ‘That he should have been elected Governor of Nebraska by the largest majority ever given any candidate for that office, and should have re ceived a renomination before the ex piration of his term, are things of which not only himself, but his party in the State and Nation may be justly proud. What you in Nebraska lose by the draft we have made upon him, ] his party and the Nation gain. “I welcome him as my running mate and I count with confidence on his aid and counsel." The address by Mr. Davis tonight, 1 the fourth fixed one of his campaign, was the first to be delivered indoors, his Clarksburg, Seagirt and Wheeling speeches having been open-air events. To this same building had come Roosevelt, as the Bull Moose candi date, Taft, Harding and Cox to pre sent their causes to the West, and here, too, Woodrow Wilson came dur ing his appeal to hte Nation, an ap peal for ratification of the treaty of Versailles. The auditorium, with its capacity for seating and standing 6.000 per sons, was filled even before Mr. Davis I and Gov. Bryan appeared on the stage. Cheered by Crowd. The band swung into "The Star Spangled Banner” as the Democratic candidate stepped out from behind a wing, and the crowd cheered and ap plauded. When the band had done the crowd stood standing and cheer ing and applauding. Gov. Bryan came in behind Mr. Davis. Arthur P. Mullen, Democratic national committeeman from Ne braska, presided and greeted the (Continued on Page 4, Column 3.) DECLARES HYPNOTIST DROVE HIM TO MURDER Murder by Mental Suggestion Offers Novel Hypothesis for French Police in Case. By Cable to The Star and New York World. Copyright, 1924. PARIS, September 6. Murder by suggestion is the hypothesis accepted by the police in a strange drama now under investigation. An Italian shoe* maker, who has been arrested for shooting a countryman, claims he was the unconscious instrument of a man named Mattioli, under whose hypnotic influence he committed the crime. The shoemaker, named Scetti, acted like a man in a dream when arrested. v He finally explained: "I was impelled by an unse«£ force to go to seek the victim, Vincent Maffairl, and kill him. I could not resist the mysterious power which guided my steps and arm and made me press the trigger.” His revolver, the police say, be longed to Mattioli, who has also been arrested. His ascendency- Is said to have been gained over Scetti in the course of a seance in which hyp notism was used. The victim was Mattioli’s sworn enemy, and the po lice believe he deliberately armed Scetti to make him the Innocent In strument of ‘ his vepgeance. gagasgshsh iVOTE TOMORROW IN MW ELECTION Primaries in Four Other i States Among Features of Present Week. i : ! nv c. (ion.D M.vcoi.v. Wooing 1 the farmer and the laborer is the daily pastime—and will con tinue so until November 4—of the Re j publicans, Democrats and Independ ent ITogressives. The Independent lYogre-ssives, supporters of Scator I-a Follette and Senator Wheeler, with the aid of the American Federa tion of Labor, this week will make a further bid for the united support of labor, particularly organized labor, j The non-partisan political commit- I tec of the American Federation of Labor is to meet here tomorrow morning at 10:30 o’clock in the Ma chinists' Building to consider ways and means of co-ordinating 1 the labor forces of the country in the interest of the La Follette-Wheeler ticket. It is likely that the conference will deal with the question of strengthening the war chest of the third ticket, for ; money is becoming more and more [necessary to continue the campaign j on a wide scale. With the elections in Maine taking | place tomorrow and the primaries j for the selection of nominees for the Senate and members of the House in four of the States- on Tuesday, the week will disclose a number of im portant political decisions which promise to throw some light on the tangled situation. In Massachusetts the Republicans will determine who shall be the nominee for the Senate to contest i with Senator David I. Walsh. Demo- I crat. Speaker •Gillett. Representative Ballinger and Louis A. Ooclidge are j winding up their campaigns for the i nomination, and the reports indicate that Speaker Gillett has the edge in this race. Couaenn’ Campaign. Another interesting primary race 1 Is that being made for the Republican ; nomination for the Senate in Michi gan. where Senator "Jim’’ Couzens is seeking renomination. His principal opponent is Judge Tuttle. Senator Couzens has declared his intention of supporting the Coolidge- Dawes ticket, and under such circum stances it may well be believed that the administration wishes him suc cess in the race. It is no secret that there was fear at one time in the administration camp that Senator Couzens might cast his lot with the I>a Follette-Wheeler j ticket, and in such event, might make it difficult for the Republican na tional ticket to win in Michigan. The two other senatorial primaries on Tuesday are in Colorado, where two senators must be elected this Fall, owing to the death of Senator Nicholson, and in Louisiana, where Senator Ransdell is up for re-elec tion, and a Democratic nomination is equivalent to election. Senator Phipps of Colorado will be nominated to succeed himself by the Republicans, and the Democrats will oppose him with Senator Alva B. Adams, who has been serving under appointment of Gov. Sweet, since the death of Senator Nicholson. The members of the non-partisan political committee of the American Federation of Labor, which meets here tomorrow, are: Warren S. Stone, president Brotherhood of Locomotive, Engineers; T. C. Cashen, Switch men's Union of North America; J. A. Franklin, president International Boiler Makers, Iron Shipbuilders and Helpers: E. E. Milliam, secretary United Brotherhood Maintenance of Way Employes, representing F. J. (Continued on Page 4, Column 5.) CLICK WARNS OF BOMB, FUKUDA’S WIFE ESCAPES Japanese General's Spouse Has Close Call With Assassin's Missile. By the A**oci»ted Pre*«. TOKIO, September 6.—A parcel post package delivered to the home of Gen. Masatoro Fukuda today warned the general’s wife as to its contents by clicking while she was opening It. Mrs. Fukuda escaped from the room before the package, containing a time bomb, exploded. The room was wrecked. Gen. Fukuda has been the center of a radical agitation here which re sulted in the general being fired upon by Kyutaro Wada on September I Z. The general, was slightly injured. TODAY’S STAR PART ONE—36 PAGES. General News —Local, National, Foreign. National Politics—Page 4. Army and Navy News—Page 24. Around the City—Page 25. Parent-Teacher Activities—Page 29. , Fraternities—Page 30. Radio News —Page 31. Financial News —Pages 32 and 33. PART TWO—I 4 PAGES. Editorials and Editorial Features. Washington and Other Society. Tales of Well-Known Folk—Page 11. ’ News of the Clubs—Page 12. District National Guard —Page 13. PART THREE—IO PAGES. Amusements —Theaters and the Photo play. Music in Washington—Pace 4. The Civilian Army—Page 4. Spanish War Veterahs—Page 4. Motors and Motoring—Pages 5 to PART FOUR—4 PAGES. Pink Sports Section. PART FIVE—« PAGES, i Magazine Section—Fiction and Fea tures. The Rambler—Page 3. PART SIX—B PAGES. Classified Advertising. Serial—“ The Owl’s House”—Page B. GRAPHIC SECTION’—B PAGES. World Events In Pictures. COMIC SECTION—4 PAGES. Mr. Straphanger; Reg’lar Fellers; Mr. and Mrs.; Mutt and Jeff. MAINE FIRM BUYS UNFINISHED HOTEL Walker Enterprise Will Be Rushed to Completion, Say New Owners. The Hotel Walker at Connecticut avenue and De Sales street has been sold by the Allan E, Walker Invest ment Company, holders of the ma jority of the stock in the Walker Hotel Corporation, to C. C. Mitchell & Co., a Mainp corporation engaged In the construction and operation of a number of hotels and apartment buildings in Detroit and Boston. While there is no definite informa tion as to the actual amount of money paid by the new owners for the structure, the Walker Company estimates the value of the hotel, when complete, including decora tions, furnishings, silver, etc., at SB,- 500,000. All construction on the ho tel is now complete and the new compafiy will have to finance the decorations and the furnishings, which it is estimated by the Walker Company willcost about $1,000,000. Record Realty Deal. This leaves the structure as it now stands at the time of the transfer at $7,500,000. based upon the Walker Company’s figures. This is under stood to be ons of the largest realty deals ever transacted in the District of Columbia. The transaction has been negotiated through John Lewis Smith of the firm of Chamberlain & Smith, local attorneys. The C. C. Mitchell Co., it Is under stood, plans to rush the decorating and furnishing of the hotel so that will be in operation during the Winter season here, opening probably in November. There is no certainty as to whether the name of the hotel will be changed by the new owners. Takes Over All Stock. The new company will take over all the stock In the project . No local stockholder will be interested. The only local interest that will be held in the hotel will be that of the hold ers of securities, such as second martgage holders. The negotiations have been going on for some time, during which various details and audita, etc., have been worked out. The Hotel, Walker, the construc tion of which was begun in 1922, was considered the biggest piece of pri vate construction ever undertaken In the District of Columbia. The Hotel Walker Corporation was granted Us charter in Delaware, and originally announced that the structure would cost in the neighborhood of $6,200,000. Later in 1922 this estimate was con siderably raised in an announcement that stated that the plans for the hostelry had been revised and Would include an additional story, public rooms, club rooms, cooling plant and other facilities. It contains more than 1,000 guest rooms and rises to the height of II stories OB Connecticut avenue, and has an apartment section of eight stories in the rear, • FIND DIG WOMAN! IN ELEVATOR SHAFT a i 'Police Investigating Accident] at Midnight—ldentity Is Mystery. I An unidentified woman fell down the j rear elevator shaft in the Mather build- ; ins’. 916-918 G street, shortly after mid- j night last nisht and was in a dying | condition when carried to Emergency j Hospital. Police surrounded the building and ! closely questioned all occupants, as well j as making a search of the building to j try to discover if the fall was acci- ■ dental. Heard Body Kail. Robert B. Jones, living in the base- j ment, said he heard a heavy thump in ! the shaft and upon going to investi-1 gate found the woman's body on top ■ of the elevator at the bottom of the ] shaft. He called the police. The woman wore a black georgette i dress, black satin shoes, black hose, two ; small diamond rings, had black bobbed ! hair, fair complexion, was five feet four ( inches tall and weighed 13." pounds. i Policeman R. S. Bryant of No, 1 pre- i cinct stopped and questioned two men ; who left the building immediately after i the woman was found, but held neither of them. Within an hour after the dis- • covery detectives and police were j rounding up everybody in the building ' and examining them. Twenty men had been questioned, their names and ad dresses taken, and allowed to go home early today. Police advanced the theory that the woman had been chased from some room in the building and that she open ed the elevator door in a frenzy of fear and plunged to her death without realizing what she was doing. Detec- j tives admitted, however, that the case might be a suicide, although the wom an's -presence, apparently alone, in the building was a mystery. Coat Found In ‘Washroom. Police found a blue coat with a gray | lining in the washroom on the ninth floor. , There was a label marked “Philips- ] born. Baltimore,” in the coat. A blue white bag containing/51 cents, cigar-! ettes, powder puff and comb in a red case also was found. The door to the elevator shaft on j the ninth floor was found open and the safety guard was up. Shreds of cloth indicated the woman fell from i that floor. At Emergency Hospital this morning i physicians stated the woman suffered a fractured pelvis and internal injuries. I There was no hope for her recovery, ! they said. UNBOBBED GIRL WINNER OF U. S. BEAUTY CONTEST “Miss Philadelphia’’ Designated ; “Miss America” for 1924—Wash- i ington Entrant Near Top. j By the Associifed Press. ATLAXTIC CITY, X. J.. September 6.—" Miss Philadelphia.” Miss Ruth Malcomson, was- chosen for the title of “Miss America" of 1924 at the close of the year's Atlantic City beauty pageant by 15 artist judges here to night. After her selection “Miss Philadelphia” was crowned queen of the pageant, with which goes the possession of the golden mermaid for one year. “Miss Philadelphia,” an unbobbed brunette with a wealth of curls, is 18 years old. She weighs 132 pounds and has blue-gray eyes. “Miss Columbus,” Mary Katherine Campbell, the “Miss America” of the past two years, today won second beauty honors. “Miss Santa Cruz” took third, “Miss Los Angeles" fourth, while “Miss Manhattan" and “Miss Chicago” tied for fifth honors. Os fifteen who survived the first elimination tests, nine remaining con testants were unbobbed. Eight of the fifteen were brunettes, five were blonde, one had auburn and the laat red locks. In the final eliminations the beau ties of Milwaukee, Newark, Wash ington, New Orleans and Youngstown were the first to lose the coveted chance. Atlanta. Oklahoma City, Cape May, Hoboken, and Greater New York, followed, leaving five to range alongside "Miss America” of 1923 in final comparison. ARMISTICE IN HONDURAS. Hostilities Cease Between Federals and Rebels. TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras. Sep tember 6.—Hostilities between gov ernment forces and the rebels have ceased. The United States and the Central American governments have intervened for the restoration of peace In Honduras by invoking the peace treaty signed at Anapala and nego tiations are now in progress. “From Press to Home Within the Hour” The Star is delivered every evening and Sunday morping to Washington homes at 60 cents per month. Telephone Main 5000 and service will start immediately. jNATS POUND EHMKE AND BEAT SOX, 8-2; FINISH HERE TODAY Nationals Maintain Lead by Fifth Straight Victory as Yanks Win Again. RECORD CROWD EXPECTED TO SEE FINAL CONTEST ■ Gates to Open at Noon for Throngs—All Reserved Seats Sold Days Ago. G»sie* to W. L. Pet. Pl«t. W Nihineton .. . .78 JS „WJ 21 ; %>w York TO 57 .571 21 1 Detroit 74 62 .544 18 BY JOHX B. KELLER. Pounding: pitching stars of the ■ .several other ctubs in the American League for victories appears to tie the forte of the pennant-hunting j Nationals these days. At least, they I have specialized in that phase of the | bustin ’ business in their last three j series. | Herb Pennock. brilliant southpaw of I the world champion Yankees, was the | victim of Bucky Harris’ crew last ! week. Ed Rommel, one of the best i right-handers in either major circuit, took his punishment while the Macks were here Labor day, and yesterday ; Howard Khmke, who since his transfer j to Boston by Ty Cobh has had that ■ worthy talking to himself, was knocked | for an S-to-2 home club riot. Trap Into Kbmke. To score their fifth straight win and , maintain their two-game lead over the , Tanks, who walloped the Maokmen. i the Nationals tore into Ehmke at the i outset and ran up a four-run total that j must have made the Red Sox dizzy, j The visitors, even though they kept | pecking away at Southpaw George ■ Mogridge's offerings, were absolutely I unable to get anywhere with their j hits until after the Bucks had staged | two more club swinging exhibitions 1 and forced the Hubtown star hurler j to call it a day at the end of the sixth j round. ■ The home boys were outhit by the J invaders, li safeties to 10. but they ( bunched their blows wonderfully j well, while the Red Sox never were I able to cluster clouts oft Mogndge i effectively, getting but one hit in i each of their tw o scoring Irames i when passes, fielders' choices and j long flies aided considerably in tile j run-making. All of the local swat ! ting was done at the expense of j Ehmke. Bill Piercy, who hurled the j last two rounds against the Hams- I men. pitched to seven batters witn j out being damaged materially. End Home Season Today. j This afternoon, the Nationals are j to appear for the last time this year j in an American League championship 1 game in Clark Griffith's Stadium, and i a crowd of record proportions for a ; base ball contest in this city witness | ing the engagement with the Red Sox would not be surprising. J All reserved seats for the game | were sold days ago. but there will I be much room in the big stands for I general admission ticket holders. However, they probably will be filled early for the gates to the park are to |be opened at noon. The Police Dc j partment has carefully planned to j handle the throng of frenzied fans i bound to see in action their favorites, i whom they firmly believe will bring | to the National Capital its first major league pennant. Pitching choices for the final game j were tentatively announced last ; night by the rival managers. Stanley I Harris of the Nationals expects to | use either Warren Ogden, a right i hander, or Jezebel Zachary, south j paw. For the Red Sox. Alee Fergu j son or Jack Quinn will go to the slab. The Nationals leave tomorrow j morning for Philadelphia to open a ; four-game series with the Athletics, the first part of a string of 20 games to be played on the road to end their titular campaign. Bocks Break Even, at Leant. j In scoring over the Red Sox yes terday Mogridge made his record for the season against that club read j two wins and one loss and. incident j ally, assured the Nationa’s of an even break at least in the campaign I with the Boston representatives. It j was the 11th win in 17 games , with Lee Kohl's outfit for the clan ! of Griffith. j Mogridge pitched a canny game, seemingly never exerting himseit un’ess absolutely necessary. He went through only one inning, the sixth, without yielding a hit. but not until the seventh session did the vis itors reach him for a run. In four of the frames the first batter to face the southpaw got on base—this oc curring in both of the counting rounds—and three times the Red Sox had a couple of runners on the paths with none or one down. But George was able to turn them back runless until after his club had earned him a generous lead. Then he issued a couple of passes and both figured in the opposition's scores. The Red Sox threatened to cause him some trouble after two were out In the ninth when they filled the bases with three singles, but the cagey southpaw quickly recovered his poise and made an easy victim of the re puted slugger. Ike Boone. The Nationals fielded faultlessly behind the portsider, once negotiat ing a double-play at a most oppor tune moment. They also met the ball with vigor to give him a good send-off. All except Roger Peckln paugh and Mule Shirley broke into the Nationals’ hit column, Manager , Harris, Sam Rice and Ossie Blucge contributing two swats each. Both of Harris’ wallops were triples and drove in three runs. Bluege also knocked a trio of counters across the plate. First Inning Decisive. As It turned out, the issue was de cided in the first inning when the Bucks gave Ehmke a hot greeting. Earl McNeely opened the Bucks ini tial batting turn with a hopper to Bob Ezzell, and the latter could not get the ball to first ahead of the bat ter. Then Bucky Harris gave the sphere a mighty sock that sent it soaring high over that part of the outfield between Ira Flagstcad and Ike Boone. That must have been the signal for the other Nationals to get intn (.Continued on Page 1, Sports Section^ FIVE CENTS.