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RETIRING AS HEAD OF UNITED STATES ARMIES. (Jen. John J. KIN OF THE LIBERTY BELL IN NEW TOWER. This bell, which hong | „, a-la*.* m wirnw. tu -•- t,u -r 11 u . w .. .
Pershing, who completes his service today, at the age of 64. ’ The photo-' in Independence Hall tower, Philadelphia, and struck the’time for 50 . «>L. COOLIDGE CLIMBS ABOARD THE “VERMONT BAND WAGON." The ox-cart is a part of the “Coolidge home-town caravan," which i graph was taken at his desk in the War Department yesterday. Six years | years, was yesterday hoisted to the top of the new Germantown Town started from Plymouth, Vt., yesterday, for the Pacific coast. It is planned to make a 5,000-mile journey, visiting 17 states. The father ol the . ago today Gen. Pershing started the great battle of St, Mihiel, which \ Hall. The bell is about the size and shape of the Liberty Bell. i President made a short address just before the caravan started on the long trip. Wide World xhoto. / ended in a victory for American arms. Copyright by Miller Service. Copyright by Underwood t Underwood. Malcolm Ram- I ■Jin of the clothing and textile division say MacDonald, Prime Minister of 1 ■“ 1 of the Department of Apiculture. ' CONCERNING THE RESULT IN MASSACHUSETTS. Speaker Feeder- Great Britain, who called on Presi- SEEKING A NEW PLACE IN THE SUN. The former Crown Prinee of 1 WHY LARDNER IS GOING TO HOLLAND. Photographed with his wife A graduate of the University of Mis- irk H. Gillctt conferring with Secretary C. Bascora Slemp at the White 'J dent Coolidge at the White House Germany is going out after tennis championships, according to word from \ yesterday on the deck of the steamship Paris, Ring W, Lardner, humorist, souri, she tanght home economics in House yesterday. The Speaker of the House has been nominated as Re- yesterday. He is a member of the Europe. This photograph was taken a few days ago at Ostsee Bad, Hoi- told the camera men he was going to Holland because there was no ad- California and Missouri. i publican candidate for the Senate in Massachusetts. \ Oxford debating team. . land. Willie, however, will not be a Davis Cup entry this year. mission charge to that country. Ring writes a weekly article for The Sun- Copyright by Miller Service. Copyright by Miller Service. Copyright by Miller Service. Copyright by V. k A. Photos. day Star. Copyright by P. & A. Photos SHRINERS TO PLAY AT GREAT FALLS Entertainment Features Mark Program for Annual Outing Tomorrow. Vaudeville, athletic events and va rious other forms of entertainment will mark the annual picnic of Al mas Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Great Falls, Va., tomorrow. An at tendance of about 6,000 persons is ex pected, it is stated. The illustrious potentate, Harry F. Gary, today announced the engage ment of several vaudeville acts from New York, a Punch and Judy show, an animal act and various acrobatic stunts. There will be also motion pictures, music and dancing. In ad dition Potentate Cary has announced that “the Bambazoo Blues” Band will be present with its “music spasms.” A feature, it is stated, will be a trip "over the Falls in a specially prepared barrel by one of the Almas members. "Assurances from the authorities have been received that there will be no interference with this number, al though it is attracting wide attention and much discussion.” Mr. Cary an nounced. Amusement Features, At night a vari-coiored searchlight will illuminate the Falls and an elabo rate carnival of fireworks has been ar ranged. Other events to take place during the afternoon include 25, 50 and 75 yard races for boys and girls, an egg race for single women, 50-yard dash for married women, balloon race for married women, a shoe race for boys, fat meh's race, fat women’s race, a hall-throwing contest for women, a three-legged race for nobles and a tug of war between members of the uniformed organizations of the Shrine. vaudeville performance will be given under the direction of the pri vate entertainment 'department of B. F. Keith's Theatfer. The committee In charge consists of the officers of the several uniformed units and chairmen of committees, as ' follows: Illustrious Potentate Cary, illus trious assistant rabban, Charles D. Shackelford; illustrious oriental guide, Henry C. Stein; illustrious treasurer, Frank E. Ghiselli; illustrious record er, F. Lawrence Walker: first cere monial master, Ralph P. Barnard: second ceremonial master, George B. McGinty; marshal, Howard S. Otno hundro; director of stage, William C. Carter: custodian of property, John U. Jenkins: adjutant and director of Almus Nut Band. Virgil M. Fookes; publicity, Edward Burkholder; Arab Patrol, vice president, Charles S. Al den; captain, George H. Whiting: sec ond lieutenant, James A. Hollinger; drum and Bugle Corps, director, John j. Tancill, jr.; Oriental Band, direc tor, Henry B. Schmidt; Almas Mili tary Band, director, William C. White, and manager, Dr. John T. Vivian; Al mas Glee Club, director, John Philip Shaddick, and president, Lloyd F. BAND CONCERTS. The Ellipse, tomorrow, at 4:30 ' p.m., concert by the United States Marine Band, William H. Santel juann, leader; Taylor Branson, second leader. Program. March, “The Stars and Stripes Forever" , Sousa Overture, “Rienzl” Wagner Romance Tschaikowsky Grand scenes from “La Gio conda” Ponchielli Waltz, "Vienna Beauties”. .Ziehrer Characteristic, "Retreat of the Tartars” ..Sellenick “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 14,” Liszt “The Star Spangled Banner.” STONESEEKS RELIEF OF FEDERAL COURTS Congestion of Dockets, Delaying Disposition of Cases, Being Stndied for Remedies. Means of relieving congestion, which for several years has delayed action in the federal courts, are being considered by Attorney General Stone, who may, if a further survey warrants, recommend establishment of another branch of the federal bench to fake care of federal police prosecution. The Attorney General has been gathering data for several months on conditions in thfc federal courts to determine whether the present fed eral district courts can increase their i capacity. He is inclined to favor a ■ further trial of the plan to transfer . federal district judges to clean up congested dockets, but the informa . tion on this phase of the problem has been none too encouraging. Establishment of an Inferior court to deal only with cases arising under • the broadened police powers also is ! favored by the Attorney General, but he wishes first to see if the present jam can be eliminated in some other way. Mr. Stone cited yesterday the great number of police, cases involv ing prohibition, smuggling, thievery in Interstate commerce and narcotics, as Indicating what he described as i tl\e tremendous Job which district courts now have to handle and he added that this sort\ of case showed no immediate prospect of decreasing. , There will be no decision on the , question of court reform by the de partment until a survey of the dock ets in the federal district courts, now ; under way, has been completed. Gaines; Almas Orchestra, director, i Frederick Wilkin, Jr.; Legion of ’ Honor, captain. Nelson Bennett; adju ; tant, Joseph H. Mims; reception com i mittee, chairman, John Q. Slyc; first ■ vice chairman, Morris L. Hart, and second vice chairman, Lindsey W. Rider;' entertainment committee, chairman,- Roy L. Neuhauser; first • vice chairman, Roland Robbins, and second vice chairman, Paul F. Grove; , medical board, medical director, Dr. Charles S. White; chief examiner. Dr. i Edgar Snowden, and examiner, Dr. J. , Ward Manklß, _ . THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON. D. C„ FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 12. 1924. SEMMES FUNERAL MONDAY MORNING Motor Firm Head to Be Buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Funeral services for Charles W. Semmes, 53 years old, who died at his residence, 1500 Delafleld place, yes terday, after a lingering illness, will be conducted at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Six teenth street and Park road, Monday morning at 10 o’clock. Mgr. P. C. Given will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Wil liam U Kadcliffc, vice president of the Rotary Club; Henry Stringer, president of the City Club; Isaac Gans, president of the Washington Chamber of Commerce: Samuel J. Prescott, vice president of the Board of Trade; Paul Lum, president of the Washington Automotive Trade Asso ciation: Ross P. Andrews, president of the Merchants' and Manufacturers’ Association: B. Frank Saul, J. Philip Herrmann, William Knowles Cooper, William S, Roberts, Harry S. Evans, Arthur Mcßlroy, Frank Shipe, James K. Polk and Ben Prince. Many Messages Received. i Active pallbearers will be Charles A. McCarthy, John A. Sweeney, E. C. • Owen, Adam A. Weschler, Edward G. Yonker and Clarence Dodge. Mrs. ' Semmes has been the recipient of > many messages of sympathy from prominent business acquaintances and friends of Mr. Semmes through out the District. t Mr. Semmes, who was president of ’ the Semmes Motor Company, was one i of the most widely known automo ; bile dealers and business men of Washington. He was born in Alex • andria, Va., March 26, 1871. He was s the son of C. (♦ Semmes and Mrs. S. ■ C. Bryan Semmes. r He received his early education in , schools in southern Maryland and > later attended schools in the District t of Columbia. He began his business ; career in Cleveland, Ohio, and Tie l came an executive for a firm there. He returned to 5 and organized the Semmes-Keily • Wholesale Grocery Co. and about 15 ■ years ago started in the automobile r business. Mr. Semmes has the distinction of ; having been a member of the first board of directors of the Washing , ton Chamber of Commerce. He was f a member of the board of directors • of the City Club and a former vice ■ president and also a former vice t president of the Continental Trust I Company. Besides, he was a member . of the Racquet Club, Columbia Coun , try Club, Congressional Country t Club, the Washington Automotive 1 Trade Association, Merchants and ; Manufacturers’ Association, the . Board of Trade, Advertising Club, . Old Colony Club and a past president . of the Rotary Club. Mr. Semmes is well remembered for his activity in Law Behind Arc and Spark Spectra Verified hy U. S.; Easily Understood The announcement below was mad* today by the Department of Com merce. Its importance is evident. As it Is easily understood by any fourth grade school child, no attempt is made here to interpret it. The an nouncement follows; “A further proof of present theories of the structure of atoms has been announced by the Bureau of Stand ards, Department of Commerce, in the verification of the displacement law governing the arc and spark spectra of the elements. According to this law the spark spectrum of an ele ment should resemble the arc spec trum of an element having one fewer planetary electrons. Thus the spark spectrum of iron, which has 26 elec trons, should resemble the arc spec trum of manganese, which has 25 electrons. ElretrwM Treated Rough. “Scientists explain thafthis is be cause the free electrons in the dis ruptive electric spark are going so fast that when they hit anatom they knock out two electrons. In the vapors of the somewhat cooler arc they knock out only one. “This law was announced by Kos sel and Sommerfeld in 1919, and measurements necessary to prove or disprove it have been in progress at the Bureau of Standards for the past year. It was necessary to plot the arc and spark spectra of a number of elements, and to compare those of elements that are next-door neigh bors in the periodic table. In this BATTERY MUSTERED INTO DISTRICT GUARD Third Company to Be Organized in Last Three Months—J. L. Bradford, Captain. The 3d Battery of Coast Artillery troops for the District National Guard was mustered in at the Coast Artillery Armory, foot of Seventh street southwest, last night, with a strength ■ of three officers and 50 enlisted men. All three batteries have been re -1 cruited and mustered in within the last three months, an average of a battery each month, a record for the | District National Guard. The battery is to be known as Bat -1 tery C and will be commanded by I Capt- John 1a Bradford, promoted , from private to commander of the company. The battery was recruited several weeks ago but Maj. Burns ' was unable to have the battery mus -1 tered until the return of Maj. Louis ‘ C. Brinton, senior National Guard in i • selling Liberty bonds during the ■ World War. r Mr. Semmes is survived by his s widow, Mrs. Gertrude Colman 1 Semmes: a son, William Semmes; > two brothers, Kdward B. Semmes and , Raphael Semmes, and a sister, Mrs. t T. L. Costlgan, all of this city, and » another sister, Mrs. Lee J. Kastman i of New N. lj table the position an element occu pies is dependent on the number of planetary electrons it normally pos sesses. "The atom, according to modern theory, consists of a central nucleus of positive electric charges, which in the normal gaseous state is surround ed by electrons, or negative charges, equal in number to the positive charges, and revolving about the nucleus like planets about the sun. These electrons have definite orbits which are characteristic of the ele ment. Sowe Spectra Complicated. “A free electron flying through space and striking the atom may knock an electron out of Its orbit. Energy is absorbed by the atom in £W process. The positive electricity in the nucleus then draws in another electron to the orbit, restoring the atom to its normal condition. The energy previously absorbed is re leased, and is given out iu the form of light. “The color, or wave length, of this light depends ors the orbit into which the electron is drawn, and the position from which it fell. Hence light given out in a spark or arc can be resolved by the spectroscope into a series of distinct spectral lines, each of a definite wave length, and the number and arrangement of these lines is characteristic of the element. Some of these spectra are extremely complicated, those of the heavier ele ments containing several thousand lines.” structor assigned to the Coast Ar tillery. Sergt. Gordon H. Perris, who served several years In the Regular Army Coast Artillery, was promoted to first lieutenant, and Sergt. James A. Pink, a member of the old 60th Ar tillery, District National Guard, and who served overseas with Maj. Wal ter W. Burns, commander of the regi ment, is second lieutenant. The following enlisted men compose the new battery: Sydney S. Bali, Llewellyn A. Biggs, Richard E. Blank enship, David R. Campbell, Vollmer H. Campbell. Julian S. Cato, John B. Daw son, Walter Delandey, David G. Dodie, William M. Ebgerts, Clyde S. Edwards, William J. Foster, Frank B. Gideon, Jack Halam, Paul R. Harrison, Oscar O. Hawley, Ernest A. .Hough, Clifford F. Johns, Lloyd B. Kldwell, Russell M. King, Robert M. Klinger, Alexander W. Kramer, Harry Lepman, Roderick Mac- Pherson, Kdward J. McCarthy, Ted L. MpTiggan, Leonard C. Maker, Otis E. Nixon, Bailey B. Overacker, Richard F. Paige, Albert R. Palmer, Renzle Et Palmer, Raymond M. Parks, Thomas A. Poole, Roy F. Prince, Albert H. Ra- Jotte, Frederick H. Real. Nathan W. Robbin, Gordon B. Rowxfe, Norris A. i Shelton, Charles W. Schellinger, Harold L. Schila, George Scordos, William E. Tabler, Irving H. Vail, Thomas R. : Wallace, J. Howard Wilcutts,' Thomas J. Wood and Carroll G. Yoakum. Although reduced to almost desti tute circumstances, former Empress Zita of Austria-Hungary, refused to become a motion picture star. * Norwegian sardine canners are heavy importers of Spanish olive oIL 31,(00 BUY TICKETS FOR BENEFIT GAME Police and Firemen to Play Tomorrow for Relief Fund. President to Help. Maj. Sullivan’s sturdy blnecoats and Chief W’atson’s husky firefighters are all ready for the annual base ball battle between the two departments, to be staged at American League Park at 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon. Although 31,000 tickets have been sold, the committee in charge of the game appealed to the community to day to help the guardians of life and property to at least equal last year’s record of 34,000 ticket sales. The pro ceeds of the game go Into the fund for the relief of widows and orphans of deceased firemen and policemen. President Coolidge has signified his intention of attending the game and tossing out the first ball. A number of other high Government officials are expected to attend. The firemen are determined to win this year and thereby break the spell the cops have held over them in the past. The patrolmen arc equally anxious to uphold their past record by beating the ladder-climbers once more. The game should be a lively one. Line-Ups for Game. The police line-up has been an nounced as follows: Howes, third base; Boyd, left field; Stewart, catch er; Heiser, shortstop; Rinker, center field: Redman, right field; Myzueski, first base; Dalgisb, second base; Kelly and Wetherall, pitchers. The firemen will go to bat in the following order; Bateman, center field; Mayhew, second base; Snow, shortstop; Davis, right field: Peter son, catcher; Walters, third base; Diekmann, first base; Schmidt, left field, and Hull and Anderson, pitch ers. MACHINE GUN DISPUTE TAKEN TO HIGHEST COURT Distribution of $20,000,000 Profits on Lewis Invention Said to Be Involved. By the Aaociated Frees. CLEVELAND, Ohio, September 12. The dispute as to who invented the Lewis machine gun, involving the distribution, it is eald, of $20,000,000 World War profits, was taken to the United States Supreme Court yester day by Dr. Samuel N. McClean of Cleveland and Detroit, and other mi nority stockholders in the defunct McCivan Arms and Ordnance Company. After hearings more than two years ago in federal court here and the circuit court of appeals at Cincinnati, Col. I. N. Lewis, U. S. A., retired, was adjudged the sole inventor, while Dr. Maclean was held to have contributed nothing new to the SUB, . Abe Martin Says: What gits us is how th’ wife that scrambles eggs for her hus band’s all-night poker party knows he’s goin’t’ win. By th* time ft feller earns enough money honestly t’ breathe easy his children are grown an’ usin’ th’ car ever’ time he wants it. (Oopyrichf, John F. Dille Oo.) DECLARES GERMAN LOAN DIFFICULTIES REMOVED By the Associated Press. ROME, September 12.—Charles E. Mitchell, president of the National City Bank of New York, declared in an Interview yesterday that almost all the difficulties in connection with the flotation of America's share of the Dawes plan loan to Germany had been removed. “Our responsibility is enormous, and once we assume direction of the operations we must guarantee suc cess,” he said. ‘‘The difficulties, if they present themselves, will be all ours, since we must assume all re sponsibilities toward our clients. "It is our duty to keep our feet on the ground In questions of such grav ity." FIRE DAMAGES PLANT, Loss of $2,200 Sustained in Pack ing House Blaze. Fire broke out early today in the packing house and curing plant of A. T. Schroth at the rear of 702 Mary land avenue northeast, causing $1,200 damage to hams therein and approxi mately SI,OOO damage to the building. There were no injuries, but firemen experienced difficulty with the blaze on account of the intense heat gen erated by the meat fats, which ig nited. . Police believe the probable cause of the fire was sparks which came up from a smokeroom fire, ig niting some of the fat. REBELS BESIEGING HONDURAN CAPITAL Government Position Said to Be Less Favorable—Peace Parley Possible. By the Associated Press. SAN JUAN DEL SUR, Nicaragua, September 12.—Advices from Hondu ras are to the effect that Gen. Grego rio Ferrera, the rebel leader, Is be sieging Tegucigalpa, capital of the country, and that the situation of the government under Provisional Presi dent Tosta is difficult. The American charge d'affaires is said to have notified the contending factions that they must keep the fighting outside the city. A San Salvador dispatch last night said Gen. Ferrera, replying to a note from the American charge, had pro posed a four-day armistice for the purpose of holding a 'peace confer ence. Ferrera rejected a 16-day armi stice requested by the American rep resentative, saying this would expose hia forces to the inclement weather for too extended a period and would also create a food shortage in the rebel ranks. PEACE PARLEY PROPOSED. By the Associated Press. SAN SALVADOR. September 12. Gen. Gregorio Ferrera, the rebel leader in Honduras, replying to a note from Stockely W. Morgan, the American charge d’affaires, proposed a four-day armistice for the burpose, of holding a peace conference at some point between the towns of Siguate peque and Comayagua. Ferrera rejected ten-day armistice requested by Mr. Morgan, saying this would expose his forces for too long. An additional reason given for his declination was the alleged refusal of Provisional fTesldent Tosta to withdraw the Honduran government forces from Comayaqua and San Pedro Sula. FORMER PIGGLY HEAD AGAIN ACCUSES JUDGE Clarence' Saunders Charges Per sonal Bias in Handling Liti gation Over Stores. By the Associated Press. MEMPHIS, Tenn., September 12. Repeating charges he made several days ago that Judge J. W. Ross of the United States District Court was personally biased and prejudiced against him, Clarence Saunders, for mer president of the Piggly-Wiggly corporation, late yesterday for the second time asked removal of the judge and the appointment of another judge to pass on litigation in which his interest and that of the corpora sion is involved. 17