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Senator Bruce of Maryland
‘Approves President’s Pur
pose to Uphold Constitution.
Senator Bruce. Democrat, of Mary
land, called at the White House
today to congratulate the I’residenl
upon the speech he made at the I>a
fayette Marne day celebration in
Baltimore, Saturday, and to discuss,
“routine business" as he expressed It.
The Junior Senator from Maryland
. told the President that his appeal to
■Americans to defeat the assault being:
made at this time upon the Consti
tution and the ideals of this Govern
ment made a tremendous impression
upon his audience, despite the fact
that the majority of those who lis
tened to the Executive were Demo
crats. He stated that no man or
■woman, professing to be loyal Amer
icans and believers in liberty and
good orderly Government could help
expressing appreciation of the Presi
dent’s patriotic appeal and his
defense of the Supreme Court. The
Senator is of the opinion that more
speeches of this kind should be made
In this campaign by both Republican
and Democratic speakers.
Too Early for Predletlonia.
It is too early in the campaign to
make any predictions about the out
come in Maryland on election day,
according to Senator Bruce. I’rob
ably in two or three weeks the situ
ation will have shaped itself so as
to permit estimation of the true sit
uation, he said.
When asked regarding the popu
larity of the Democratic candidates
■with the Maryland Democrats, Sen
ator Bruce replied very readily that
they were well pleased with Davis.
He refused to discuss Bryan, other
than to say that "what suits the
West does not always suit the Kast."
Neither would he commit himself re
garding his vote In the event the
Senate is called upon to elect a Vice
Hoses Fnds East Sore for Coolldge.
Senator Moses. Republican, of New
Hampshire, chairman of the Republic
senatorial campaign committee, who
discussed politics with the President
for half an hour today, declared that
the East is sure for Coolldge, that
the far W>st is practically sure and
that the Middle West, which he be
lieves will be the real battleground,
is drifting to the Republican ticket,
despite the intensive campaign be
ing waged in that section by the third
party. In his survey of the situation
based upon his own observation and
the reports from those engaged In
carrying on the committee's cam
paign, he regards Davis as sure of
defeat. That is certain, he believes,
but he yet is unable to Intelligently
estimate the* La Follette strength.
This he looks upon as the one enigma
or mystery of the campaign. He
admitted though, that he Is very
much Inclined to discount much of
the La Follette talk ho hears and
reads so much about. He said after
studying it more closely he expects
to find it somewhat of the same fiber
as the William Jennings Bryan talk
at this period of the campaign of
Sees G. O. P. Gain for Four Seats.
Regarding the senatorial campaign',
with which he naturally is more fa
miliar. Senator Moses stated that the
Republicans will probably gain four
or five seats by the November elec
tion. He said they should make these
gains in Massachusetts, Oklahoma,
Kentucky and Colorado. He aded that
they have a fighting chance to de
feat Walsh In Montana and to wrist
the Tennessee Senate seat from the
opposition, and that there is a fifty
fifty chance to defeat Magnus John
son, the Parmer Labor candidate, In
Third Party Weak, Sterling Say*.
(Senator Sterling, Republican, of
South Dakota, who was one of Pres
ident Coolidge’s early morning visi
tors, said while discussing the politi
cal situation in his part of the coun
try that the improved agricultural
situation has gone far to greatly
weaken the third party appeal in
South Dakota and In other sections
of the northwest. Senator Sterling
has Just returned from that section
and is looked upon as able to speak
He said that the people in the East
should not be fooled by the claims
and promises being made by the La
Follette people. Things in the North
west do not look so rosy for them as
they would have the people at large
believe, he stated, while, on the other
hand, the Republican prospects have
brightened considerably and he ex
pects the trend to Coolldge to gain
constantly as the campaign pro
Non-Partisan Coolldge Lengne.
Rhinelander Waldo, former police
commissioner of New York, called at
the White House today to acquaint
the President with the organization
in New York recently of the Coolldge
Non-Partisan League, which prom
ises to achieve great prominence and
large membership during the present
campaign. Mr. Waldo explained that
the purpose of the league is to pro
mote Americanism, to perpetuate
American ideals and to defeat any
attempts to tear down the Constitu
tion and to lessen the powers of the
Supreme Court. He said that the
public regardless of politics should
put patriotism above party senti
ment, and that he felt the best in
terests of the country would be served
by the election of Coolldge and
' Colored Sap port Pledged.
Mrs. Mary Church Terrell, wife of
Judge Terrell of the Municipal Court
of the District and prominent In local
Republican politics among colored peo
ple, headed the delegation that called
on President Coolldge today to thank
hljn for all he has done for the ad
vancement of the colored race and as.
sure him of their support.
Others who saw the President today
were: E. D. Stair, president of the
Detroit Free Press, and Dr. J. Henry
Lancanshire, J. A. Arnold, Washington
representatives of the Southern Tariff
Association; Senator Ashurst from
Arizona, who presented a delegation of
business men from Arizona and New
Mexico, who are in Washington in the
interests of the merger of the El Paso
and Southwestern and the Southern
Pacific railroads. Frank A. Munsey,
New York publisher, is expected to be
a house guest at the White House this
Former Gov. Lowden Leaves Ctty.
Frank O. Lowden, former Governor of
Illinois, who arrived at the White House
Saturday afternoon to confer with the
President regarding the agricultural
situation and the personnel of the fact
finding agricultural commission which
he now has under consideration, left
Washington yesterday afternoon. Be
fore going Gov. Lowden declined to
make any comment upon the rumors
that he was to be the chairman of this
It was in his speech of acceptance
that President Coolldge announced that
he would appoint such a commission to
inquire Into the farm conditions with a
view to working out a permanent agri
cultural program to be carried out by
the administration
Mrs. Herold S. Robinson, president
of the Yonkers Calvin Coolldge for
President Club, visited the President
today to tell him of the activities of
the club in behalf of the Republican
presidential ticket and to congratu
late him on his Baltimore speech
(Continued from First Page.) 1
the advance In living costs which
has been adopted in the campaign.
“Living costs started to mount In
1897, artificially Increased by the high
tariff wall and the strangling of com
petition," he said. "We should there
fore compare the buying power of the
dollar today with what It was then.
If we do we find 10 cents In 1900
would buy more necessities of life
than 81 will purchase now.”
Those attending the , meeting ex
pressed surprise at statements In
President Coolldge - * Labor day
speech to a selected group at the
White House.
The President at that time said that
wages throughout the organised
trades had increased since 1923 and
living costs bad very preceptibly de
While the conference took no offi
cial cognizance of the President's
statement, members point* d to the
Labor Department's statistics show
ing a general decline In wages In 32
leading Industries ranging from 9 to
18.5 per cent while food prices drop
ped almost Imperceptibly, and a 14
per cent Increase In unemployment.
Warren H. Stone, president of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers. presided at the conference.
The American Federation of Labor
was represented through members of
the non-partisan political committee
of that organization. Secretary Frank
Morrison of the federation was among
those present.
Those present. In addition to Mr.
Stone, were D. 11. Robertson. Brother
hood Firemen and Engineers; J. P.
Noonan, International president. In
ternational Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers; Timothy Healey, president.
International Brotherhood of Fire
men and Oilers; Edgar Wallace, B. M.
Jewell, president, railway employes’
department. A. F. of L,; H. E. Wills,
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi
neers; William L. Sullivan, Sheet
Metal Workers; Charles Kuntz, gen
eral chairman. Machinists' Union,
Pennsylvania system.
H. P. Alifas, International Asso
ciation of Machinists, legislation di
rector;* R. W. Clark. Railway Con
ductors; J. A. Franklin, president.
International Brotherhood of Boiler
makers, Iron Ship Builders and Help
ers of America; Frank Morrison, sec
retary A. F. of L; James O’Connell,
A. F. of L.; E. E. Milliman, Mainte
nance of Way Workers; John M.
Tobin, 1. B. B. D. F. and Helpers;
E. J. Manlon, president. Order of
Railroad Telegraphers; L. E. Shep
pard. president. Order Railway Con
ductors; James J. Forrester, repre
senting E. H. Fitzgerald, grand pres
ident Brotherhood of Railway and
Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers,
Express and Station Employes.
Sees Both Parties Hit.
While Republican campaign man
agers continued to insist that the La
Foilette-Wheeler ticket will draw its
greatest strength from Democratic
ranks, and the Democratic campaign
managers vice versa, Senator La Fol
lette himself declares today in a pre
pared statement that he will draw
about equally from the men and
women who have hitherto voted the
Republican and Democratic tickets
Senator La Follette further declares
that 40 per cent of the strength of
the Independent ITogresslve ticket
will come from business men and
farmers. It is presumed that the
rest will come from labor, the profes
sions and men and women in clerical
The Wisconsin Senator bases his
statement on data drawn from a very
large number of letters received at
the La Foilette-Wheeler headquarters
here since the delivery of his Labor
day address over the radio—letters
received from 17 States of the East
and Middle West. Said Senator La
"These letters, which keep coming
by hundreds on each mall in response
to my Labor day address a week ago
today, are the source of the greatest
inspiration and encouragement Sena
tor Wheeler and I have had In the
See* Cause Prevailing.
“I would never have believed that
so many thousands would have taken
the trouble to write and let me know
their views. The warmth and sin
cerity of their good wishes and sug
gestions impress on me more forcibly
than ever that our cause 1« right and
will prevail.”
The greatest Independent-Progres
sive following In the East lies In New
York and Pennsylvania, an analysis
of these letters Indicates. Illinois
leads In the Middle West, with Ohio
next, and Missouri and Wisconsin
tied for third place.
The letters giving the past political
affiliations of those leaving their
parties to vote for La Follette and
Wheeler, showed that 51.85 per cent
had voted Republican and 48.16 per
cent had voted Democrat In the past.
Senate Nominees.
In 15 States where senators must
be elected In November the nominees
have already been selected. Senator
A. A. Jones of New Mexico, chairman
of the Democratic senatorial cam
paign committee and a director of
organization for the national com
mittee, pointed out today. These nomi
nees and their States follow:
State. Democrat. Republican.
11l A. A.Sprague Charles S. Oeneen
10wa... Daniel F. Stack... Smith W. Brookhart
Kj A. O. Stanley Fred M. Sackett
Maine. .Pulton J. Redman.Burt M. Pernald
Nebr... J. J. Thomaa Oeo. W. Nanis
0k1a.,. J. C. Walton W. B. Pine
Oreg... Milton A. Miller.. .Chan. A. McNary
8. Dak. C.B. 6. Cherry.... Wm. H. McMaater*
Tenn... L. D. Tyson .Judge U. B. Lindsay
W. Va. .Wm. K. Chilton.. .Guy D. Goff
N. H.. .Geo. B. Ferrand.. .Henry M. Keyes
Idaho.. Frank Martin Wm. B. Borah
Wyo Robert B. Rose... Francis B. Warren
Mont.. .Thomas J. Walsh. Frank Llnderman
Kang... James Malone.... Arthur Capper
* Other candidates in South Dakota are
Tom Ayer*. Non-Partisan League; Don Living,
•ton, Independent; George Began, Independent,
and Mark Bates, third party.
Primaries Bmm.
The nomination of other senatorial
candidates will take place rapidly
now, as the primaries and nominat
ing conventions are set for early
dates. Senator Jones, discussing the
situation today, said:
"Several of the States, including
Delaware, Colorado, Michigan and
Massachusetts, are to have nominat
ing primaries or conventions In a
few days. The Republican party rec
ord does not appeal to the average
voter, and It is hardly necessary for
me to say that I look for a large ma
jority of the States to elect Demo
crats to the next Senate. It will be
noted in such pivotal States as Illin
ois, West Virginia, Delaware and
South Dakota the Republicans failed
to name the sitting member as the
party senatorial nominee.
*Tn Justice to the Republican Sena
tor from West Virginia, it la stated
that he did not offer for renomination,
but in the three other instances the
Senators were defeated In the pri
maries. It may be mentioned that Sen
ators Edge of New Jersey, Fernald of
Maine, Keyes of New Hampshire, Mc-
Nary of Oregon, Phipps of Colorado,
Warren of Wyoming and Bursum of
New Mexico, who were in the group
of Senators voting to retain Newber
ry, are seeking re-election at this
time. This group of Senators, who
are now again asking the people to
retain them in the Senate, with the
exception of Senator MoNary and
Senator Fernald, .who were absent,
were among those who voted against
the resolution requesting the retire
ment from the Cabinet of Secretary
of the Navy Denby of Teapot Dome
fame. Os the 46 Republican Senators
who voted' to retain Newberry In the
Senate twelve have failed of re-elec
tion or renomlnatlon in elections and
primaries." . .
Many Send in Requests for
Tickets to Benefit Con
cert Sunday.
Responding to Lcßoy Mark's ap
peal for support of the Washington
hospital radio fund, broadcast from
WCAP last night, radio listeners and
charitably inclined persons literally
swamped him today with requests for
tickets for the concert of the combined
Army. Navy and Marine Bands, at the
American league Ball Park, next Sun
day afternoon. The entire proceeds of
the concert will be used to purchase
radio receiving apparatus for the hos
pitals and charitable Institutions in the
In the pile of mall Mr. Mark found
on hla desk was a check for $25 from
Secretary of the Treasury Andrew J.
Mellon for a box seat. Mr. Mellon is
the second cabinet officer to buy a
box seat for the concert. Secretary
of State Charles E. Hughes was the
Hut Sell All Seats.
Mr. Mark points out In his radio
speech that every one of the 40,000
tickets for the concert must be sold
to assure the installation of radio
sets In the hospitals, charitable in
stitutions and orphan asylums. The
tickets are now on sale at all Peoples
Drug Stores for $1 each. The Mode
at Eleventh and F streets, is selling
the box seats.
Fifty thousand dollars will “not
be too much" for carrying out the
plan, Mr. Mark emphasised. Nearly
2.400 beds are to be equipped with
headphones at approximately 815
each, or 836,000, he explained. Slxty
ono other institutions are to be given
radio sets with loud speakers at ap
proximately 8200 each, a total of
812,200. The balance will be needed
to employ an expert to keep the
equipment In order throughout the
year. This estimate on prices is
based on special reductions grant
ed by the manufacturers for the hos
pital installations.
The exercises Incident to the open
ing of the concert will be opened
with invocation by Mgr. C. F.
Thorrfas, rector of St. Patrick’s Cath
olic Church. Rev. George F. Dudley,
rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal
Church, will pronounce the benedic
Mr. Mark expressed the hope today
that as a result of hi* appeal last
night hundreds of volunteers will
come to the Church of Epiphany this
afternoon to procure tickets to sell.
Members of Mr. Mark's committee
will be at the church from 5 to 8
o'clock to give the tickets to the
“Let’s put this thing over big, right
now, not later,” is Mr. Mark's slogan.
Citizens Will Give Views to
School Board—lntelligence
Test Under Fire.
The proposal to Introduce the pla
toon or work-study-play system of
education at the Takoma Park and
E. V. Brown schools Is expected to
meet with vigorous opposition when
the board of education meets Wed
nesday afternoon to consider a plan
for relieving prospective congested
conditions at these two buildings.
School officials have prepared to
meet the situation by piecing port
ables at each of the schools. Repre
sentatives of the Chevy Chase and
Takoma Park citizens' associations,
however, have strongly advocated as
a remedy the institution of the pla
toon method, which was adopted at
the Park View School more than
four years ago.
Lack Space far System.
The fact that the platoon system
has not been extended from Park
View during the last four years shows
that school officials are not entirely
satisfied with It as a makeshift.
There are a number of other dis
advantages, it was said, which pre
clude the extension of such a plan
to other schools. An assembly hall
and adequate play space are essential,
but not more than seven of the public
schools have assembly halls.
The fight over the intelligence tests
conducted In the schools of the second
division under the direction of Miss
Jessie La Salle, which has been Im
pending for some time, also Is expected
to occur at the Wednesday session
Capt. Julius 1. Peyser, progressive
“bloc” leader of the board, supported
by Brig. Gen. Amos A. Fries, chief of
the chemical warfare service of the
Army, and others, will lead the op
position to the psychological tests.
All members of the board have been
furnished with a copy of Miss La
Salle’s annual report concerning the
Intelligence tests, and they un
doubtedly will be familiar with every
phase of her work when the storm
Seid Zerdecheno Will Be Sent Out
of IT. S. After He Is Pro
duced by Attorney.
Deportation of Seid Zerdecheno,
self-styled Emir of Kurdestan, was
ordered today by Assistant Secretary
of Labor Robe Carl White. The de
portation order, which becomes effec
tive as soon as the alien is produced
by his attorney, ends a legal contro
versy extending over two months,
during part of which time the alleged
Emir was incarcerated in the District
jail. He is now out on bond of |I,OOO
and is believed to be in Washington.
The deportation order signed by Mr
White this afternoon affirms a finding
of the board of review that Zerdecheno
entered the United States on July 9,
1924, in violation of the immigration
act of 1924, that he was not in posses
sion of an unexplred immigration vise,
and that he entered, this country with
out inspection and by.means of false
and misleading statements.
By the Aswelstad Press.
MADRID. September B.—The Spanish
positions at Garcia, Urla and Taguesut
near Tetuan, in Morocco, have been
evacuated after fighting with the
tribesmen in which the Spanish lost a
considerable number of men.
According to the official records of
the Weather Bureau the distinction
of being the windiest place in the
United States belongs to Point Reyes,
Calif. , ... ..
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Arm lea •( Chang Tao-Lla are sweeping down from Mukden, capital
• of Manchuria, upon Peking while the troopa of Wn Pri-fa, war lord
of North Chinn, are engaged In desperate fighting 750 miles away, at the
■ gates of Shanghai, the South Chinn stronghold of Gen. La Yang-halaag.
Phene fronts are the longest fought over ala re the World War.
[ Peking Government Threatened by Movement of
I r
Troops From Manchuria on North and
\ Canton on South.
A bushwhacking war between two
Chinese provinces was developing- to
day Into what threatens to be one of
the greatest civil wars In history.
The week-end developments detail
ed below are bringing great armies
Into the field, and bringing about an
extended battle front of over 1,500
1. Tsao Kun, president of China,
Issued an edict outlawing Ln Yung
hslang. Governor of Chekiang prov
-1 ince, of which Shanghai is the chief
city, and ordered Wu Pef-Fu. com
mander-in-chief of the official Chinese
armies, to go to the aid of Chl-Shleh-
Tuan, military governor of Klangsu,
who has been fighting to capture
Shanghai. This makes certain an
extended battle front of nearly a
thousand miles between Peking and
2. Gen. Chang Tso-Lln, war lord
(Continued from First Page.)
Chinese government which has been
In the hands of Wu Pel-fu and his
associates for many months.
Stung by his humiliating defeat at
i the hands of Wu Pel-fu about three
years ago when he attempted tt> in
vade Chill Province, in which Peking
is located. Chang is known to have
been awaiting the present opportu
nity to engage his old rival In battle.
The situation is favorable to Chang
as some of Wu's forces may be dis
patched to Shanghai section to aid the
Invading forces. This would leave the
country around Peking without Its
normal strength to offer a defense
against the troops from Manchuria.
Proclamation by Chang.
Chang has Issued a proclamation
concerning the warfare in the Shang
hai district In which he declares his
purpose of entering the field against
President Tsao Kun and Wu Pel-Fu,
chief military supporter of the Peking
government. The proclamation says:
"Despite the fact that the people
of China are suffering from military
oppression, that nine homes out of
every ten in Szechwan, Hunan,
Kwangsi and Kwangtung has been
picked bare and that In addition
drought and floods have affected more
than 10 provinces which are In a pit
iful plight, Tsao Kun and We Pel-Fu
with perverted minds are bent more
than ever upon showing their feroc
- tous fangs.
"Not only have they shown no sym
pathy toward the affected provinces,
but they are afflicting hitherto unaf
fected regions with military calami
ties. The wickedness of Tsao Kun
and Wu Pel-Fu has accumulated
mountain high. They have bribed
members of parliament In order to
steal their present position. They
have destroyed the self-government
system and are trying to appropriate
the remitted Boxer indemnity to their
own ends.
"They have been allowed some re
; spit© only because of the intensity
of the distress of the people which
has made mo refrain from further
devastation in the country. I feel it
my bounden duty to lead my army
and I swear to rid the country of
these traitors, thereby removing any
obstacle to peace and reviving the
i vitality of the people. Nobody will
be disturbed wherever my army hap
pens to be, as my only object is to
kill the chief offenders, leaving all
the others absolutely unmolested.
"Let the sun of heaven witness
this utterance of mine.”
Sees War Only Way to Save Can
ton Government.
By Cable to The Star and Chicago Daily News.
TOKIO, September B.—On Monday
It Is now real civil war in China.
Chang Tso-Lln, the war lord of Man
churia, has declared war and pre
pared to move westward on Peking,
while Sun Tat-Sen, his ally In Can
ton, announces his determination to
take the head of troops against Wu
Pel-Fu. Dr. Sun will move on Sep
tember 9, but Chang Tso-Lln may be
delayed on account of the flooda His
menace, coupled with Dr. Sun’s action,
must give pause to Wu Pel-Fu’s co
operation of men. arms and money to
assist the Klangsu movements against
It is Impossible to doubt that an
immense China-wide civil war can
only be avoided now by a compromise
amounting to submission on the part
of Wu Pel-Fu.
Sun Tat-Sen, in announcing his de
termination, says he Is merely noting
on the defensive, because “unless our
troops move and the Wij Pel-Fa fas
and practically independent ruler of
Manohurta, rebelled against the
president and announced he will start
armies at onoe against Peking, about
500 miles away from his headquarters
In Mukden, scene of one of the hard
est struggles of the Russian-Japanese
3. Dr. Sun Tat-Ben, head of the
South China government at Canton,
which has been in more or less open
rebellion against the official govern
ment at Peklfig, anounoed that he
probably would place- the consider
able military forces under his control
at the disposal of the Shanghai de
This leaves the recognized Chinese
government assailed from three
sources—Manchuria on the north,
Shanghai on the southeast and the
Sun Yat-Sen forces on the south.
tlon gains an advantage In the pres
ent conflict In the southeast Wu Pel-
Pu’s next step will be war upon Can
ton. Wu Pel-Fu has announced h)s
Intention to unify China by force,
which is a sufficient indication that
the south must act quickly in self
According to dispatches this morn
ing the Chekiang troops obtained a
minor victory Saturday, while Peking
newspapers are publishing stories of
serious defeats of Chekiang by Kiang
Su. Owing to the strict censorship
dispatches from the interior are al
most unavailable. Most of the
Chinese newspapers are suppressed
or inspired by various factions. The
Chang Tso-Lln organization, direct
ed from Mukden, apparently it the
most efficient and complete ever
known In China Chang Tso-Ltn has
been preparing for the present situ
ation since his defeat by Wu Pel-FU.
He has repeatedly announced that his
next attack would prove the down
fall of Wu Pei-Fu and[ the entire
Chihli faction.
Charges Fmlga Aid.
Sun Tat-Sen in an Interview as
serts that England and America are
Wu Pel-Pu.
Without doubt the present situation
is the triangular concerted North,
South and East movement long plan
ned. There Is every prospect that
the Province of Szechaun, which Wu
Pel-Fu declared to have been sub
jugated. will soon become an active
factor In the fighting.
The Japanese government has an
nounced a complete neutrality, only
acting to protect its nationals or In
any legitimate way In concert with
the other powers Interested to pre
vent the consequences of widespread
fighting in China.
(Copyright, 1934, by Chicago Dally Newt Oo.)
Fighting Reaches Greatest Inten
sity Near Lioho.
By Cable to The Star and Chicago Dally News.
SHANGHAI, September B.—Lung
wha headquarters tonight claims
material gains along the Shanghal-
Nanklng railway. Attacks today were
aimed at Anting from Hwangtu,
where It was reported that the Che
kiang forces had advanced two miles.
Another report tells of an outbreak
of sharp fighting south of the rail
way at Taihu Lake, and In this region
It is reported that two battalions of
the Kwlangsu troops deserted and
went over to Chekiang, taking their
arms with them.
The major theater of war oca-
Enrollment Card of One-Day National Defense
Volunteers —Ages of 18 Years to 45 Years Inclusive
X hereby volunteer for the National Defense Test of September
Is, IM4, and on that day agree to report In person for the public dem
onstration when notice of time and place to report la sent to me.
(a) I have no preference for assignment to a unit
f Regular Array
(b) 1 prefer to serve for that day in 1 National Guard
(Halt) (.Organised Reserves
(Indicate preference above.)
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(Baatdance Address.)
Kail or deliver to Room «••, District Building, 14th and Fa- Ava.
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Police Accept Story of Ben
jamin Lust of Elevator
Mrs. Anna Wilaon, 34, of 1014 K street,
died at Emergency Hospital today from
Injuries sustained In a fall down a
freight elevator' shaft of the Mather
Building early yesterday. Benjamlh
Lust, motion picture accessories dealer,
who was arrested yesterday In con
nection with the case, today eatls
fled Inspector Grant and Detectives
Ira Keck and Charles Mansfield of
his complete Innocence of any con
nection with the fall and he was
released with the promise that he
would not leave the city pending
The story that Lust told the de
tectives was corroborated by a num
ber of men who called at the office
of Inspector Grant this morning.
Lust, according to the police, stated
that he and Harry Levy, who Is also
connected with the motion picture
Industry, and Mrs. Laura George and
Mrs, Wilaon had been riding In an
automobile Saturday night and drink
ing some wine prior to the accident.
He stated that Mrs. George left the
party shortly before 11 o’clock and
that Levy, himself and Mrs. Wilson
went to the Mather Building.
Says Woman Left Party.
Levy said that Mrs. Wilson went
to a wash room after the three had
come up on the freight elevator, and
he walked to the front of the build
ing where he engaged In conversa
tion with friends who happened to
be there. This was on the ninth
floor of the Mather building. At the
request of the engineer of the build
ing, Levy stated, according to the
police, he sent the elevator back to
the ground floor, where It was being
loaded with films, and that he couldn’t
fasten the door, which Is a solid one.
The first he knew of the accident,
, he told police, was when he was noti
fied by the engineer of the building,
that the woman had been found on
the elevator at the ground floor. She
had opened the door of the elevator
shaft by mistake. It is believed, and
plunged headlong down nine stories.
The men who had been talking to
Lust In the front of the building at
the time of the accident, and the fact
that the cape and the pocketbook of
Mrs. Wilson was found In the wash
room. corroborated points of hls ac
Mrs. Wilson suffered from a fracture
of the skull and Internal Injuries, as
well as from fractures of the pelvis
and of several bones.
Inspector Grant stated that he was
thoroughly satisfied with the outcome
of the investigation into the case,
and that he was positive that under
the circumstances the case as yet
was not one for action by the police
After a wild chase from the District
line Into the city down Rhode Island
avenue northeast, a small coupe
crashed down V street northeast and
was wrecked against a tree on the
south side of the street, while the
operator made a getaway from pur
suing policemen. The car had 50 gal
lons of corn whisky In it
Precinct Detectives Kuehling and
Davis and Lieut. Burlingame of the
ninth precinct started chasing the car
for speeding near the peace cross at
the Intersection of Bladensburg road
and the Baltimore pike.
As the car reached the top of
Rhode Island avenue hill, near the
Intersection of V street, the operator
hopped out of It and started to run
away. Detective Davis Jumped from
the police car to pursue him and In
jured hls foot slightly as a result.
The man got away.
(Continued from First Page.)
election is not to be taken as a ba
rometer of country-wide political
sentiment, they may find It difficult
to square this claim with the facts
If the expected Coolldge Landslide
falls to develop. While the presi
dential electors, of course, are not
to be chosen until November, the Re
publicans have focused their de
mands for Republican support for the
State ticket on the appeal to "stand
by the President.”
Democrats here were interested In
a special dispatch to the Herald
Tribune from Lincoln, Nebr., by
Grafton Wilcox, one of the most con
servative political writers In the
country, to the effect that the Bryan
forces In that State are planning to
knife John W. Davis in the hope of
throwing the choice of President Into
the Senate and making thereby
Charles W. Bryan Vice President
and President automatically. This
statement, coming on top of the re
iterated rumors that a portion of the
Democratic vote In' New York and
New Jersey is disaffected to the head
of the national Democratic ticket In
resentment for the defeat of Gov
ernor Smith for the presidential nom
ination has s’et the Democratic
tongues a wagging.
tlnues in the Lluho sector, where
fighting has been uninterrupted since
the battle began. It reached its
greatest Intensity this afternoon,
both sides employing artillery, but
there is no evidence that Klangsu is
being supported by naval reinforce
ments from Yangtse.
The number of wounded is mount
ing steadily. It is estimated there
were 300 of the Chekiang forces to
day, bringing the total in the Shang
hai hospitals to upward of SOU.
(Copyright, 1024, by the Chicago Dally New*
(Continued from First Pane.)
navies or aircraft against cities
would be too horrible and would re
volt the conscience, yet as a whole
the population Is more or less directly
engaged In modern war. "An un
scrupulous belligerent,” It says, "may
not see much difference between the
use of gas against troops In the held
and against centers from which
troops draw the sinews of war. Not
ing, therefore, on one hand, the ever
Increasing and varying machinery of
science as applied to warfare, and, on
the other hand, the vital danger to
which a nation would be exposed If
lulled Into a feeling of security by
overconfidence In International treaties
and conventions, suddenly to find Itself
defenseless against a new arm, it Is
essential that all nations realise to
the full the terrible nature of the
dangers which threaten them.”
(Copyright, 1024, by Chicago Dally News Co.)
MacDonald Calls Start Mads in
Peace Plan Promising.
By the Asacc iated Press.
LONDON. September B.—Premier
MacDonald, who left for Scotland to
day, said he was well satisfied with
his vlalt to Geneva.
'The League of Nations,” he added,
"has a tremendous amount of work
to do, but 1 hope we have made the
right sort of ttart and that public
opinion will not allow Itself to be
misled, but will courageously face Its
duty, which is to back up everybody
who is working out practical means
for arbitration and disarmament."
French and Belgians Act in Ruhr
Per Agreement.
By the Associated Press.
PARIS, September B.—The French
and Belgian customs cordon along
the eastern frontier of the occupied
territory In the Ruhr will be aban
doned tomorrow In accordance with
the terms of the London agreement,
according to word received by the
reparation commission today from the
office of Owen D. Young, agent-gen
eral ad interim for reparation pay
The reports from Mr. Young's of
fice continue optimistic over the
progress being made In putting the
Dawes plan Into effect, belief being
expressed that the Germans are earn
estly trying to fulfill their engage
ments. The situation has eased so
much that James A. Logan, American
representative with the reparation ]
commission, will leave Paris this
evening for a week’s vacation at
Deauville. He will return Saturday
to meet Mr. Young when the latter
arrives from Berlin.
League Disarmament Program to
Be Pushed at Geneva.
By the Associated Press.
GENEVA September B.—Although
the British and French premiers have
gone from the meetings of the league
of nations, many of the ablest states
men and experts of Europe. Latin
America and Asia remain In Geneva
to study the problems of compulsory
arbitrations, security and disarma
ment which 46 governments have
ordered examined to the end that
henceforth all disputes between
states may be settled pacifically.
M. Briand, whose powerful and
melodious voice was heard at the
Washington conference, is expected
to take part In the discussions in
committee. The British delegation
Includes Arthur Henderson, secretary
of state for home affairs. Besides
Viscount Ishti, Japan has M. Adachi,
one of the drafters of the statutes
for the World Court of Justice, which
now will be reframed.
Today the assembly, laying aside
the question of reducing armaments,
Is taking up other subjects mentioned
In the annual report of the league
counclL It expects to finish these
within two days and then adjourn for
a week to permit the commissions to
concentrate on the vital questions of
arbitration, security and disarma
Fuads for Building.
The week's deliberations were
opened this morning by Gustave Ador,
former president of the Swiss Federa
tion, who reviewed the work of the
council of the league and pointed out
that funds were now in hand for the
erection of a new meeting hall for
the assembly. Baron Wurtemberg,
foreign minister of Sweden, also re
viewed the council’s achievements
and urged that the league do even
more than it has been doing toward
developing International law.
G. R Hofmeyer of the Union of
South Africa brought out applause by
a reference to Gen. Smuts, the former
South African premier, long closely
identified with league affairs, and
predicted that Gen. Smuts’ successor,
Gen. Hermog, would give the same
whole-hearted support to the league’s
“South Africa.” added the speaker,
“will heartily welcome Germany’s en
trance Into the league." He backed
up Prime Minister MacDonald's views
on this question, he added.
What the delegates to the assembly
regarded as an important move in con
nection with the codification of inter
national law was taken today when
Baron Wurtenburg Introduced a pro
posal that the league council appoint
special commissions to study the devel
opment of international law, especially
through the adoption of International
conventions. He referred to the num
erous conventions elaborated through
the league including those regarding
customs formalities, the arbltrarial
clause in commercial contracts, the
white slave convention and others. He
suggested this was the proper way to
develop International law. His resolu
tion will go before the agenda commit
The resolution recognizes the Im
portance of Incorporating In Interna
tional conventions or In other Interna
tional instruments such chapters of in
ternational law as are susceptible of
being treated In this manner and de
clares these conventions could be sub
mitted to international conferences held
under the auspices of the league. It
asks the council to invite all members
of the legaue to report what features
of international law In their opinion
might be usefully examined with a
view to their Incorporation In Interna
tional conventions and to send similar
Invitations to representative world
wide institutions dedicated to the
study of International law.
gsselon to bo JEistoiie.
A review of the first week of the
asembly, which many orators char
acterise as one of the greatest gath
erings In the history of mankind,
shows that despite the divergence of
views as how best to rebuild the struc
ture of International society, good
will, conciliation and fraternity be
tween peoples dominated the entire
discussion. No word of bate was
Forty-six states stand committed
to the convocation of the next inter
national disarmament conference by
the League of Nations at Geneva
when an agreement has been reached
on the problem of mutual security.
Representatives of the Georgian
republic in Geneva announced that
their government had sent a message
to Alexis Rykoff, president of the
council of commissars In Russia, urg
ing him to stop the conflict with
Georgia and grant Georgia indepen
dence. The message said after this
was done Georgia would negotiate a
treaty guaranteeing Russia economic
and commercial privileges.
Engraving Bureau Employes
Urged to Participate in
Friday Parade.
Employes of the Bureau of Engrav
ing and Printing, under the direction
of Director Kirby, were assembled on
the roof garden of the big money
producing plant shortly before noon
today for the purpose of stirring up
Interest In the Defense day test
parade next Friday.
Following the assembly, the em
ployes were addressed by Maj. J.
Franklin Bell, Engineer Commissioner
of the District of Columbia, and Col.
John W. Oehmann, commanding the
121st Regiment of Engineers, National
Guard of the District of Columbia.
The speakers outlined In detail the
purpose of the defense test, under the
terms of the national defense act,
and urged that all men of military
age take part.
In the bureau are a number of re
serve officers of the Army, and these
passed out through the audience, dis
tributing the one-day enrollment
blanks. It is expected that the bu
reau will have a large contingent In
the parade.
Blanks Come Ist Rapidly.
Blanks are continuing to come in
rapidly at the headquarters. In room
306 District Building, and It is be
lieved that the District will have a
large showing of Us military age
men in the parade Friday afternoon.
Plans have been completed for the
location of units in the vicinity of
the Capitol for the day of parade,
and notices will be sent out within a
short time from the office of Brig.
Gen. Rockenbach, commanding the
District of Washington, and grand
marshal of the parade.
One of the first reserve units to be
organized at war strength and report
ready for the march. It was an
nounced today, is the 2d Squadron of
the 306th Cavalry, commanded by
Capt. R, C. D. Hunt. This organiza
tion was recruited largely from busi
ness houses and District Government
Capt. Hunt said today that S. Kann
Sons & Co. had furnished two full
platoons. Woodward & Lothrop, one
full platoon; Palais Royal, one full
platoon; Internal Revenue office at
Fourteenth and B streets northwest,
two full platoons; the Health De
■ partment of the District, one full
platoon; one platoon from the Li
brary of Congress and two platoons
made up of employes of the offices of
the assessor, collector of taxes and
war registrar’s office of the District.
S. A. R. Instructions Issued.
The members of the District of
Columbia Society of the Sons of tho
American Revolution will participate
in the parade in a body. Instructions
have been Issued for them to assem
ble Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock
at John Marshall place. They will
have a place in line directly behind
the Army and Navy Union.
Government Printing Office Unit.
No. 1, United Veterans of American
Wars, will participate as a unit.
Final arrangements will be made at
a meeting Wednesday night, accord
ing to announcement of S. G. Mawson,
Emmett J. Scott, secretary of
Howard University, has sent a notice
to all students of the university, urg
ing them to enroll In the Ist Sepa
rate Battalion, National Guard of tho
District of Columbia, for the Defense
day parade.
Notice also was received at head
quarters that the Sons of Veterans,
U. S. A., will have 500 members In
line. They will be headed by Division
Commander Herbert Walter Rutledge.
Body Discovered Below Bridge.
Fall Suspected.
PITTSFIELD, Mass., September B.
The body of Edward Boltwood, 54,
short story writer of this city, was
found yesterday on rocks below a
bridge on a road leading to the
Summer home at Lebanon Springs,
N. T„ of Henry H. Rice, Pittsfield
merchant, where ho had been one of
a party last night. His skull was
None of the 14 prominent Pitts
field men who made up the party
last night could explain the death
today. The police think Boltwood
fell from the bridge In the darkness,
perhaps while going to get a drink
from the brook which flows beneath.
CHICAGO, September B.—When
William Mollerman. 18, was arrested
after having attempted to set fire to
a loading platform at the rear of the
Chicago Journal building, he ad
mitted, according to the police, hav
ing set eight different fires in the
downtown section Saturday night and
early yesterday. In the past few
days, the officers asserted, more than
a score of fires have been started In
the rear of large buildings. Damage
was prevented by the vigilance of
Mollerman Is believed to have es
caped from the State Hospital for
the insane at Kankakee.
Frost Hurts Hagerstown Gardens.
Special Plspateh to The Star.
HAGERSTOWN. Md.—Truck patches
were badly damaged by a heavy
frost here today, the mercury drop
ping to 35 degrees.
September B.—Weather, clear; track
fast; first raoe at 2 ►.m. Official en
tries Southern Maiyland Agricultural
Fair Association. Upper Marlboro:
First race, claiming; purse. 8500;
maiden 2-year-olds; about 5 fur
longs—Belle Fay. 115; Darkwood.
109; Princess Ahmed, 102; Rlntlntln,
111; Firth of Forth, 107; Elcld, 110;
Margaretta E.. 102.
Second race, claiming;'purse. $500;
3-year-olds and up; about 6 furlongs
Gtmme, 118; Rosie H., 113: Unexpect
ed. 106; Hard Guess, 118: Clinging
Vine, 111; Conceal, 108; Marie Au
gusta, 113; Lanoil, 109.
Third race, claiming; purse, $500;
S-year-olds and up; about 6 furlongs
—Kerensky, 116: Racing Star, 118;
Tennons Bon, 116; Grey Bard, 111;
■Legal Tender, 111; New Rival, 109;
Seaman, 109.
Fourth race, claiming; purse, 8600;
8-year-olds and up; about 6V4 fur
longs—The Hibernian, 116; Mack
Garner, 111; Chow Chow, 108; *Bo
dansky. 106; ‘Antiquity, 10L
Fifth race, claiming; purse, 8700;
3-year-olds and up; about 7 furlongs—
Eager, 115; Sea Sand, 113; The Peru
vian, 111; Star Court, 111; North
Breeze, 110.
Sixth race, claiming; purse, 8800;
8-year-olds and up; 1 mile and 70
yards—Neapolitan, 115; Doyle, 115;
Ashland. 113; Irish Pat, 113; *Brass
Band. 110; Stock Pin 110; ‘Venal Joy,
Seventh race, claiming; purse, 8800;
S-year-olds and up; 11-16 miles—
Salt Peter, 116; Caesar, 118; Sunny
BUI. 118; Armistice, 113; •Shadow
dale, 111; Bounce, 110; All Three, 181;
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