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: v \ States Ambassador to Germany; Gen. Pershing and Mrs. George S. Owens, president of the Government Club.
WORLD FLYERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE. Lieut?. Erik Nelson, Lowell CONFERRED WITH THE PRESIDENT. Secretary of War Weeks and 1|
Smith and Leigh Wtfde. who railed u|«n President Coolidge yesterday James R. Sheffield. newl> appointed United States Ambassador to Mexico, *? By 'Mai Sjfj f ' Wms
afternoon. They plan to resume their flight to California Saturday, mat* on the way to the While House yesterday, where they talked w ith Presi- W'- &* WSt g
Tin- i Imk. with work-.
- —■— " Comdr. J. 11. Klein, U. S. N., who which was recently found in storage * ..'£ • -• * A cake for the President. Beatrice
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AND WHAT WAS YOUR HARDEST-FOUGHT BATTLE, MR. DEMPSEY?*’ This might have been a q.tes- . ", *" r . w ~, ! SNAPPED ON THE BIARRITZ BEACH. Miss Carol Ray of New York, calling at the White House yesterday
lion asked by Sergt Samuel Woodfill, outstanding hero of the World War. when he met Jack Dempsey at At- / 1 • ’ _ r,n ® ls *'* ar ‘ aer one of the many Americans spending the Summer at Biarritz, making \ with a present. Beatrice has been
lantic’Uhy. But, of rourse, it was not. They simply talked of the weather and the pennant races in the major (°* *be dirigible ZR-3 on her trip to served in the office of the adjutant , ready to take her morning dip in the sea. She is arrompanied by Count baking cakes for three years,
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SPEEDY TRIAL SEEN
IN LEISINGER CASE
Gordon Wants to Bring Case
Before October Term of
|
Criminal Court.
Speedy legal procedure In the
I/eisinger murder case was forecast
today when the witnesses, after at
tending' a coroner's inquest this morn
ing, went before tha grand jury to
tell their accounts of events on Au
gust 2S, when Policeman Raymond
Leiainger was shot to death while he
was perched on the rear bumper of
an automobile he suspected of carry
ing intoxicants.
District Attorney Peyton Gordon
stated that should an indictment be
returned before the end of the month
ho would exert every effort to bring
the case to trial in the Criminal Court
(luring October.
List of Witnesses,
The principal witnesses appearing
before the grand jury today were
virtually the same as those at the
coroner's inquest at the District
morgue yesterday afternoon, when
four colored persons were held for
the action of the grand jury in con
nection with the murder. The per
sons held were Janies Theodore
Holmes, Helen Jackson, Harry Free
man and John Ambrose Gross.
Thf witnesses include Dr. George
H. Rawson, who performed the au
topsy; Dr. Lawrence J. Cox, who pro
nounced Lclsinger dead, upon arrival
at Casualty Hospital on the morning
of the fatality; Detective Sergts. Den
nis J. Cullinano, Joseph P. Waldron,
Thomas Sweeney, Edward J. Kelly
and Private John A. McKimmie of
headquarters; Patrick W. Conniff of
76 New York avenue northeast, who
heard the shots fired: Policeman C. E.
Ladow, who chased the fleeing auto
mobile on which Leisinger was rid
ing, in a milk truck; Robert D. Beat
tie, garage owner, in whose garage
the shot-marked automobile was
found, and others.
Assistant United States Attorney
John H. Burnett Is handling the case
3"r the Government, while Bertrand
Emerson, jr.; James A. O'Shea and
John Wilson represent Gross, Holmes
ana Freeman, respectively.
All Present at Once.
Evidence that the detective bureau
took every precaution to prevent
charges of extorting confessions from
the prisoners being leveled at them
during the trial cropped out at the
coroner’s inquest yesterday, when
Detectives Cullinane and Waldron
testified that every time a prisoner
was interrogated by detectives for
any length of time all other prisoners
in the case were present. Attorney
O'Shea made a point on this angle
at the inquest, but the detectives
held fast to their story on cross
examination. and the written state
ments obtained from Jackson, Gross
and Freeman bore the initials of the
prisoners on each page. The inter
rogation was under direction of De
tective Kelly, and it Is known that
every possible step was taken to pre
vent any "third degree" charges by
the defense being injected into the
trial.
The crater of Katmai volcano,
which is now a part of the United
States national monument, has a cir
cumference of 8.14 mileat
I BAND CONCERTS.
By the United States Marine
Band today at 4:30 p.m., at marine
barracks, 'William H. Santelmann,
leader: Taylor Branson, second
leader.
March, "Marines of Eelleau
Wood" Branson
Overture. "Merry Wives of
Windsor" Nicolai
"Reverie” Ley bach
Trombone sold, "Celeste Aida,”
Verdi
(Musician Robert E. Clark)
j Grand scenes from "Samson and
Delilah" Saint-Saens
Valse de concert, “Vienna Blood,”
Strauss*
"Slavonic Dance No. I"....Dvorak
Marines’ Hymn,
"The Halls of Montezuma"
"The Star Spangled Banner.”
By the United States Soldiers’
Home Band, John S. M. Zimmer
mann, bandmaster, at the band
stand, tomorrow evening at 5:45
o’clock.
March, “Wedding March”, .Gounod
Overture, "La Fidele Berger."
Adam
Entr’acte,
(a) "Serenade” Moskowsky
<b) “La Czarina Mazurka”. .Canne
Scenes from opera "Martha,”
Flotow
Oriental patrol, "The Bedouins.”
Kendall
Waltz, "Lazarre" Blankc
Finale, "An African Smile"...Kno
“The Star Spangled Banner."
Army Music School at Washing
ton Barracks, D. C., tomorrow at
7:00 p.m. (senior bandleader stu
dents conducting). R. G. Sherman,
commandant; William C. White,
principal.
"Priests’ War March,” from
"Athalie" Mendelssohn
(Conducted by Horace E.
Nichols)
Overture. “Festival" Latann
’ (Conducted by Kenneth B. Watts)
Ext.** fox trot, “Doodle-Doo-
Doo” Kassel
Excerpts from the musical fan
tasy, .“Woodland” Luders
(Conducted by John B. Veronneau)
Philippine waltzes, “Pepay Chat-
Ing” Araullo
(Conducted by William E. Rice)
Solo for trombone: Concert polka,
"Friendship” Harris
(Played by Edward C. Paterson)
Grand selection, "Lucia dl Lam*
mermoor” Donizetti
(Conducted by John A. Grable)
(a) Fox trot, "Home In Pasadena,”
v Warren
(b) M’arch, "French National De
file” Turlet
(Conducted by John A. Grable)
Finale, “The Star Spangled Ban
ner.”
DEPUTY IS CONVICTED.
Florida Sheriff Found Guilty as Ac
cessory in Bobbery.
TAMPA, Pla„ September 11.—
Charles C. Kllllngsworth, former dep
uty sheriff in this county, was found
guilty on two counts by a Jury In
criminal court here last night’ in his
trial as an accessory in the f 34,000
robbery of A. C. Clewis, banker, last
April. He was charged with being
an accessory both before and after
the fact.
• Two men, Roscoe D. Hogue and Ted
Albury, have pleaded guilty, and an
other, George B. White, was convicted
on charges In connection with the
robbery. , Mrs. Edith M. Cdnway, for
mer policewoman, was acquitted In
her trial on one charge and is await
ing trial on another. Sentences have
not yet been packed*
THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON, D C... THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 11. 1924.
MACDONALD FEARS
SOCIALISM IREND
Says Workers, Hardened by
Struggle, Are Losing
Ideals of Service.
By tlio Associated Press.
LONDON, September ll.—That the
present-day tendencies among the
workers threatens the ideals of gen
uine socialism Is the fear expressed
by Premier MacDonald in a preface
he has just written for a new addi
tion to his well known book on so
cialism. After defending socialism as
evolutionary, not revolutionary, the
premier writes:
“The revolutionary and material
istic frames of mind created by the
war are becoming a serious meance
to the socialistic spirit of common
service. Profiteering has become uni
versal. . . . The evil is not confined
to the classes generally designated as
profiteers, but has infected all sec
tions.”
The premier complains that in the
legitimate struggle to remedy their
hard and unjust conditions the work
ers are being tempted to force. They
are all interdependent members of a
social unit and consequently only in
jure themselves by punishing those
against whom they have grievance to
such an extent that they injure tb®
society to which they belong.
"The trade unionists,” continues
Mr. MacDonald, “has the same limita
tion imposed upon him in this respect
as the capitalist—he cannot advance
his interests at the expense of society.
It cannot be overemphasized that
public doles, strikes for increased
wages and limitation of output not
only are not socialism, but may mis
lead the spirit and policy of the so
cialist movement.
"Socialism calls upon men to give
unstinted service in return for a rea
sonable reward measured in terms of
life, and nobody should be more im
patient than the socialist with the
fallacy that a man cannot be ex
pected to give service before he gets
the reward. The socialist therefore
looks with some misgivings upon some
of the recent developments In the
conflicts between capital and labor.
They are contrary to this spirit, he
believes; they are Immoral, uneconomic
and will lead to disaster.”
TO RESUME OIL PROBE.
Special Counsel Begin Grand Hear
ings Tomorrow.
Atlee Pomerene and Owen J.
Roberts, special counsel in the oil
prosecutions, will begin tomorrow, it
■is expected, the introduction of evi
dence before the additional grand
jury in the third probe Into the oil
situation. Justice Siddons yesterday
halted the seqpnd inquiry In progress
1 before the regular panel of grand
jurors because of the presence at the
; seasons of that body of a stenogra
’ pher, not a lawyer designated by the
Attorney General. The court denied
the request of Albert B. Fall, former
! Secretary of the Interior, to quash
subpoenas and to enjoin the prosecu
tors from proceeding with the oil
! inquiry.
The testimony of the three witnesses
which had been taken in the presence
of the stenographer will be retaken
before the other grand jury panel, it
was stated.
Adventurer Who Pinned Medal
On U. S, General Sentenced to Jail
j
By the Associated Press.
PARIS. September It. —Stephan*
Otto, who, while representing him
self as a special envoy for the
King of the Belgians, decorated
an American general in the pres
ence of his troops at Coblenz
some lime ago. has been sentenced
| to six months in jail by the Paris
[ Correctional Court on charges of
swindling, thefts, fraud, riding on
a railroad without a ticket and
other minor offenses.
The evidence showed that Otto,
passing himself off variously as a
GILLETT NOMINATION
GRATIFYING TO BUTLER
G. 0. P. National Chairman Fore
sees Victory at the Polls for
President’s “Stanch Supporter.”
B j the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, September 10. —William
M. Butler, chairman of the national
Republican committee, in a statement
today, commenting on the results of
the Massachusetts primary, said It
was “gratifying that F. H. Gillett,
Speaker of the House of Representa
tives, a staunch supporter of Presi
dent Coolidge, should be poctlnated for
the United Stales Seriate.”
"All avails*'.* figures from the
Masasurhusetts primary, with more
than half of all precincts reported,
show that F. H. Gillett, Speaker
of the House of Representatives, has
won the senatorial nomination by a
large margin,” Mr. Butler said. “It
is gratifying that a stanch sup
porter of President Coolidge, who has
rendered fine service to the United
States and Massachusetts, should be
nominated for the United States Sen
ate.
"I am confident he will receive
the united support of the party and
will be elected in November,
“I also am gratified in the inter
est shown in the primaries this year.
It is not a noisy interest, but It sup
ports a prediction I made in July
that the vote this November -will be
30,000,000. In 1920 It was 26,000,000.”
STRIKE IS AUTHORIZED.
Pennsy Telegraphers May Quit as
Last Sesort.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., September 11.—
The general committee of division
No. 17, Order of Railroad Telegra
phers at a meeting here yesterday
authorized E. J. Manlon of St. Louis,
president of the order, to call a strike
of 8,000 telegraphers employed by the
Pennsylvania Railroad, if other means
failed to bring about a settlement of
a wage controversy with the railroad
company. Division No. 17 is com
posed of telegraphers In the Penn
sylvania system.
According to E. J. Hlndmarsh of St.
Louis, spokesman for the committee,
the railroad company refused to
grant an increase of 6 cents an hour
and also refused to submit the ques
tion to arbitration before the United
States Railroad Labor Board. The
demands of the telegraphers, Mr.
Hindmarsh declared, also included
two relief days each month and an
nual vacation.
The central hall of London's law
courts recently was cleaned and re
decorated for—the first time in (5
years. _ ' ’ .
son of Maeterlinck, nephew of a
cardinal, a lieutenant aviator, a
Russian student and so on as cir
cumstances operated all
over France.
The prisoner has had a pictur
esque career. When only 13 years
of age he was made captive by the
Germans during their invasion of
Belgium and condemned to death.
Escaping, he joined the Belgian
army and fought in Flanders,
where he was thrice wounded. It
was partly in consideration of his
fine war record that the court let
him off with a light sentence.
SENDS REUNION CALL
TO CIVIL WAR COMRADES
District Man Asks Survivors of
BegLment, All About 81, to
Assemble.
The average age of Its 12 surviving
members being “only about 81 years,”
David M. Nesbit of 3305 Brown street,
this city, has called the 51st annual
reunion of the 131st Regiment, Penn
sylvania Volunteers. Mr. Nesbit. who
is a long-time resident of the Na
tional Capital, is president of the as
sociation, and, although 82 years of
age, is looking forward with keen
interest to joining his Civil War
comrades for the reunion, which will
be held in Pa., Thursday
of next week, the 18th instant.
"Just to touch elbows with our
comrades once more, and to wander
back in thought to 1862,-when they
were boys and had the honor to serve
in this regiment, made up of the
flower of the young manhood of the
valley of the west branch of the
Susquehanna," Mr. Nesbit explained
today, “is what brings these old boys
to the annual reunions. No, they do
not feel that they are old. Wobbly
that have come along with the pass
legs and other disagreeable things
ing years will not be the subject of
their thoughts or conversation.”
BRIDAL CAR IN CRASH.
Keeps Going After Colliding With
Other Auto.
An automobile trailing tin cans and
bearing a bride and bridegroom and a
number of bridesmaids collided at
Twenty-second and M streets, north
west with an automobile operated by
Robert Brown of 1004 26th street and
kept on going after the collision.
Considerable damage resulted to
the car of Brown, according to a
police report. Half dozen other auto
mobiles trailing the bridal car swept
by after the collision, but none of the
license numbers was taken. As a
result, police today are looking for
the black limousine which caused the
collision.
IT. S. Artist Honored in Berlin.
BERLIN, September 11. —Ossip Ga
brilowitach, conductor of the Detroit
Symphony Orchestra, was heartily re
ceived last night at Philharmonic Hall,
where he conducted the Berlin Phil
harmonic Orchestra. The program com
prised works of Beethoven, Schumann
and Brahms.
Gabrllowitsch on his visit to Berlin
is accompanied by his wife, the daugh
ter of Mark Twain, who has been wel
comed back to Berlin by many of her
father’s friends.
ASSAULT IS BALKED
BY GIRL’S SCREAMS
Assailant of High School Girl
Escapes as Aid Comes
to Victim.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
HYATTSVIIA.E, September 11. —<
Charlotte, the 13-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Schrom, residing
about 3 miles from Berwyn, was tne
victim of an attempted attack this
morning while en route to Berwyn
to take the car for Hyattsvllle High
School, where she is a student. The
attempt took place on the Berwyn
road, where It enters the road to
Branchville.
According to the young girl’s state
ment, the assailant, a man about 24
or 23 years old, grabbed her by the
throat, and was dragging her into the
bushes when her screams, as she
fought, attracted the attention of
Miss Edna Bottler, who was also on
her way to school.
When the man saw Miss Bottler
coming, he ran off through the
bushes. The young women then went
to the home of Hugh B. Sampson,
nearby, and telephoned to Miss
Schrom’s home, and an automobile
was sent for her. The girl Is suffer
ing from nervous shock.
Miss Schrom says that her assailant
looked like a man who recently ap
plied for work at her home. He was
more than 6 feet tall, and wore a
green suit. *
County officers are investigating.
PLEA UP TO CONGRESS.
City Heads Powerless to Change
Street Name.
Replying to a request that they
change the name of Stanton Square
northeast to Green Square, or Green-
Stanton Square in honor of Nathaniel
Greqq, the §ol£\e.r, the Commissioners
have announced such action would
require approval of Congress.
The request was made by J. C.
Euler, 422 C street northeast. The
Commissioners point out the square
was named by the board of aldermen
■ and common council on April 6, 1870,
and could not be changed by the
Commissionera
Oet Message From President.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 11.—
A message from President Coolidge
was read to the National Baptist con
vention, which opened its forty-fourth
annual session yesterday, with 6.000
■ negro men and women from all over
the country In attendance. The mes
sage said: ‘‘By their continuing de
votion to the interest of charity and
of education along with those of re
ligion, the members of this communion
have contributed greatly to the hu
manitarian as well as the spiritual ad
vancement of the nation.”
Virginia Official Named.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
RICHMOND, Va„ September 11.—
Gov. TVinkle has announced the ap
pointment of his secretary. Col. Park
P. Deans of Isle of Wight, as a mem
ber of the State Industrial Commis
sion for the six-year term from Oc
tober L
Husband's Charge
Wife Is Bigamist
Is “ Friendly s9 Act
By the Associated Press.
ST. LOUIS, September 11.—Mrs.
Bessie Weir Goldsmith, New York
show girl, was fined SIOO and sen
tenced to three months in jail
yesterday when she was found
! guilty of committing bigamy. The
jail sentence was remitted by rea-
I son of a parole, and her husband,
i Willard Goldsmith, paid the fine.
He said lie and his wife had agreed
to have their marriage annulled,
and that his wife intended to file a
divorce suit against her first hus
band. Bert Weir, a sailor. Mr,
Goldsmith added he and his wife
still were on friendly terms, and
that he had preferred the bigamy
1 charge merely to protect his
estate.
SEE RACETpREWDICE
BEHIND FIRPO FIGHT
Colored League Sends Protest to
Coolidge Against Attempt to
Deport Pugilist.
Claiming to represent the 14,000.000
colored persons in the United States,
the Colored Non-Partisan League of
California has protested to Presi
dent Coolidge against the “unfair ef
forts” to prevent th<v Wills-Firpo
fight. which is scheduled for
tonight. In a telegram received at
the White# House and sent to the
Labor Department, the league blames
the activities of those who would
stop the fight on an “invisible em
pire.” which would defeat the aims
of the colored pugilist by preventing
his meeting with Firpo. The league
claimed attempts to stop the fight
had been made because of race preju
dice against Wills, who is a colored
man.
Canon William S. Chase of Brook
lyn, N. Y., who has been In the fore
: front of the movement to cancel the
fight, has left Washington for
New York, after visiting the White
1 House. He did not see the President,
L and declared he had no immediate in
tention of doing so, but conferred
1 with Commissioner General of Immi
gration Husband, Secretary White
and others.
Labor Department officials clairp
nothing will officially come before the
department in the Firpo case until
September 15, the date of a hearing
on the charges against the Argentine
prise fighter alleging that he brought
a woman into the United States “for
immoral purposes.”
Canon Chase has reiterated he had
made no attempt to stop the fight
because It is a prize fight, but be
cause Firpo Is here in violation of
yesterday.
AGNES AYRES WED.
LOS ANGELES, September 11.—The
secret marriage two 'months ago of
Agnes Ayres, moving picture actress,
and S. Manuel Reachi, commercial at
tache of the Mexican consulate gen
eral at San Franciscq, was revealed
here yesterday by Miss Ayres, who
• added that she and her husband plan
to .leave for a European honeymoon
as soon as she completes a picture on
which she Is now working.
Miss Ayres was granted a divorce
from her first husband, Capt, Prank
P. Schuker, In 192 L
DERRIOT ATTACKS -
HIGH LIVING COSTS
Speculators Threatened
With Drastic Action for
Boosting Prices.
By tli* Associated Pres?.
PARIS, September 11. —The gov
ernment went on the warpath
against the high cost of living at a
four-hour cabinet meeting last eve
ning and put the blame for One-sixth
of the increase in food prjees this
year upon speculators.
Appeals were made to the mer
chants to aid the government in re
ducing prices. Speculators were
threatened with drastic action,
through new legislation if necessary.
Statistics were said to show that
the increases had come since the
after-war laws against speculation
expired and the cabinet decided to
ask parliament to pass a series of
measures to ameliorate the situation
unless conditions improve.
Orders Prices Cot.
Premier Herriof last night per
sonally ..telegraphed orders to the
prefects to determine flour prices
under the new law. Incidentally, the
premier instructed them to make
prices as low as possible. Chiefs of
police have been instructed to en
courage public markets for the sale
of meat, the sellers of which are con
sidered among the greatest offenders
in raising the cost of living, and
other officials have been ordered to
foster fishing and public tish markets.
The rise in the price of milk was
found by the cabinet to be “inexplic
able.” The public is asked to help
this situation by reducing theircon
sumption of milk. Farmers are to be
offered relief In the form of cheaper
fertilizers when they are received
from Germany.
Various plans for reductions in the
price of meat and other necessaries
were considered at the cabinet meet
ing. Chief among these plans was a
proposal for the government to have
large quantities of frozen meat im
ported direct from producing coun
tries.
SEES DAY VICTORIES.
FREDERICK, Md., September 11.—-
"Congressional primaries thus' far
held indicate clearly thaf the people
are back of the prohibition law,” de
cleared Wayne B. Wheeler, general
counsel of the anti-Saloon League,
In a statement here last night,
Mr. Wheeler said congressional
nominations have been made in 359
districts and in 282 of these, where the
nomination practically - means election,
candidates opposed to weakening the
Volstead law have been elected.
“The voters realize the eighteenth
amendment is here to stay,” said Mr.
Wheeler, “and it is the duty of Con
gress to make laws to enforce it.”
Fire Destroys Stove Ptonf.
DETROIT, September JL
believed to have started froui.au ex
plosion of chemicals In the enameling
works, completely destroyed the plant
of the Regent Stove Works at Wyan
dotte. k suburb, last nighL The loss,
including the building and machinery,
was placed at $500,000, covered by in
surance.
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