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Fair and cooler tonight and tomor row ; moderate west winds. Temperature for 24 hours ending at 2 p.m. today: Highest, 71, at noon to day ; lowest. 64. at 1 a m. today. Full report on Page 7. Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 22 V.-1 OQ OGJ Entered us s.vond class matter post office Washington, I). C. VAST COAL FIELDS FOUND IN ARCTIC BY MACMILLAN PARTY Enormous Deposits Prove Region Once Had Climate Like Pennsylvania. NEW ICE-AGE EVIDENCE DISCOVERED BY EXPLORER Finds Glaciers Are Advancing Southward and Polar Cap Thickening. I:. M... A-xo. Crr-V. WISt'ASSET, Mo., September 22. i normous mal deposits were discov er ' ■! in Ellesmere land by Capt. Don,- ■I P. M.ii'Millan, Arctic explorer, v ho arrived here Saturday with his party of t-ix after a 15-month sojourn j !i ihe far norlh. Tito coal was found near Eureka Round, in seams at some places 25 feet in thickness. Samples of the coal, which, he said, was bituminous, were brought hack by the explorer for analysis. Kl Ids Inaccessible >ok. The location of the deposits, how ever, gave little hope that they could he brought in soon to augment the world's supply, for they are only a lew hundred miles from hte North J ’ole and MK> miles beyond reach of any transportation system excepting boh sledges. According to information given the Associated Press by the explorer the far north once had a climate start lingly different from that it now possesses. This indicates, he said, that the angle of the world’s axis may have changed in the course of centuries. Capt. MacMillan also asserted that ice caps in the Arctic are increasing in thickness, glaciers are moving southward and that possibly a new geologic period may have set in. He said, too, that the entire Ellesmere land coast was sinking. Speaking of the discovery of coal Capt. MacMillan said: "This simply proves the scientists’ claim that this land had at one time a temperate climate. The big hills were at one time covered with vege tation anil the climate was like that of Pennsylvania. Seams of coal 25 feet in thickness were found within less than nine degrees of the North I’ole. 320 Miles From Pole. “The exact location of the deposits was SI degrees. 40 minutes north latitude within 520 miles of the pole. “On the tops of the hills, 1,200 feet above the sea, we found clam shells, showing that at one time the hills wo re beneath the sea. The land had evidently reached its greatest alli altitude, for there are positive signs all through the North now of a subsi d. nee. The entire coast is sinking. “This shows a very different incli n itinn of the earth’s axis to the orbit eons of time ago. "Just where the North Pole was then it is hard to conjecture. Such in formation, w hile not of great in ti ri st to the layman, is of tremendous interest to the geologist.” While. MacMillan said, it is almost universally believed that the world i» at tin- end of a great glacial period a“d that polar ice is decreasing, he asserted that his studies through the last 16 years had proved bey ond doubt that till the ice caps and glaciers in the Far North were increasing. Within his own recollection, he said, inland glaciers had reached the sea. T!d;sc. reaching .the ocean and breaking off would cause an increas ing number of icebergs, he asserted. “Just'how long this period of ad vance will continue no one knows,” 1 the explorer said. “It may be tempo- | iary, hut we do know that they have; been advancing for more than 70 years." Discovered In 11110. Discovery of enormous coal de- 1 posits by the MacMillan expedition 1 gives Ellesmere its first importance I in the e\ .s of the world. Discovered: in 16X1} by Baffin, little was known of! its bleak, barren wastes until 1599, ] w hen it was explored and mapped | by a party headed by Otto Sverdrup. ; The land is entirely devoid of 1 human habitation. Only a few species 1 of animals, the reindeer, musk ox and wolves, none in large number, are ] able to find sustenance there. MacMillan’s discovery is further corroboration of the theory of scien tists that tlie Arctic regions contain the great coal deposits upon which the world eventually must depend. It sustains the evidence found in the vast fields of Sihera and in northern Alaska. Inaccessibility of the new deposits to transportation is believed at pres ent an insurmountable obstacle to de velopment of them to augment the rapidly diminishing supply. SPAIN DEFEATS REBELS. Capture Town of Gorgues, Pivotal Point to Tetuan. MAI ’lll D. September 22.—An offi cial statement issued by the war of fice confirms the capture Saturday by the Spanish forces from the rebel lious tribesmen of the town of Gor gues, the pivotal point to Tetuan. The statement describes the situa tion of the Spanish garrison at Bu harrax as “critical" and that of the garrison at bar Acoha as “delicate.” MINER KILLED BY STONE. Eight Others Injured in West Vir ginia Workings. -WHEELING, W. Va„ September 22.—One miner was killed and eight others were injured in Walker No. 4 mine at Dillonvale, Ohio, today, when the mine motor carrying them into the workings was caught under a fall of stone. One of the victims was injured seriously. Prince Stops in Montreal. MONTREAL September 22. —The special train carrying the Prince of Wales from Syosset, N. Y., to his Alberta ranch stopped in Montre’al for 15 minutes this noon. The train arrived at Ft. Henri station at 11:55 am. Its next scheduled atop is | Ottawa. > J Father , Minister , Urges Defeat of Son for Senate By the Associated Press. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Septem ber 22.—1 n an open letter to voters of Minnesota Rev. T. M. C. Birm ingham of Milford, Neb., has ap pealed for the defeat of his son. Merle Birmingham, of Minneapolis, candidate for the United States Senate from Minnesota on a beer wine platform, it was learned to da y. Rev. Birmingham said he deplored the candidacy of his son on a plank “not the liberty of the gospel, hut the kind that permits transgression and wrongdoing.” In a statement in reply Merle Birmingham declared his father’s position a ‘‘consistent one for him to take.” “I believe," he said, "that my father and X are working to achieve the same end—temper ance—hut as we are looking through a glass, darkly, our meth | ods of achievement differ.” GUNS FAIL TO RIP | LINES OF SHANGHAI Firing by Kiangsu Artillery Intense All Day—Manchuria Repels Peking Force. i ! By the Associated Press. 1 SHANGHAI, September 22. —After battering at the Chekiang defensive I Hue since daybreak, the Kiangsu ar ( ttilery was unable to push the Bhang ; hai troops hack in fighting which was ; in progress today between Hwangtu and | Kiating, 15 miles west of Shanghai. The firing started by the Kiangsu forces at 6 a.m. proved ineffectual. It was followed by another charge, which started at o o’clock. There was a lull then until noon. At 2 | there was a resumption of Intense I firing by the Kiangsus. hut without ; any marked change in positions, i Chekiang headquarters at Lungwha i today confirmed a report of the de ! section of the cruiser Haichow to the | Peking government. The Haichow ! went over to the enemy with several j smaller units, Chekiang headquarters ( said. The smaller craft are value ( less, the announcement said, because | they lack munitions and are onl?' able : to carry troops. May Force Powers* Hands, j The deserting craft were known as j the Chinese fleet. The boats were re j ported to have left the mouth of the ! Yangtze River yesterday for Nanking j to join the Peking naval forces. It was pointed out today by per sons in authority that by abandoning | Hangchow, in Chekiang Province, I where a revolt among his troops was | reported. Lu Yunghsian not only t shortens his defense line from about ! 70 to 100 miles, but he has forced for eign powers into the position of al j lies. Wherever the Chekiang forces j are driven back in the neighborhood of foreign settlements, it was pointed | out. the enemy would not dare to con i tinue firing, since shells falling on the j settlement would mean instant inter ! vention. Guarding of the foreign set tlements was relaxed somewhat to day. The weather was unsettled. Two hundred Peking troops were ! killed and 400 wounded in a clash | with Gen. Chang Tso-lin’s second ■ Mukden army at Chaoyang, near the | Manchurian border, according to an -1 nouncement made at Chang’s head ! quarters and relayed here yesterday ! through a Japanese news agency. The ! battle took place Friday and a Muk l den communique said that the attack • ing Peking forces were repulsed with | only 50 killed or wounded on the Man | churian side. Generali* Take Command. Reports from Peking and Mukden ] show that Gen. Wu Pei-fu and Gen. i Tso-lin, leaders of the rival armies ! now assembled for a finish fight for possession of the Chinese central gov ; ernment. are directing major opera ! tions personaly. Gen. Chang, it was I reported, has requested the Amer -1 lean and British consuls to warn their I countrymen at Chingwangtao, a gulf ! port on the Maum-hurian Chihlian line, and Shankhaikwan, an adjoin | ing town, of his intention to bomb these places. Supporting his con templated action, Gen. Chang assert- I ed that he was engaged in a life and death struggle and could not stop at half measures. The crack 3d Division of the 1 Peking army of Gen. Wu passed j through Tientsin, en route to the 1 front, and this strengthened the be ' lief that Gen. Wu intends to take i personal command of the Peking of- I fensive against Chang on the Man churian front. BOLSHEVISTS ROUTED BY RUMANIAN FORCES Military Thwarts Attempt to Form Independent Government by Russ and Bulgar Communists. By flu l Associated Press. BUCHAREST, Rumania, September 22.—The. bolshevik raids into Bes sarabia last week are declared In private advices to have been intend ed to coincide with the declaration to form a Moldavian republic by the Russian and Bulgarian Communists in the southern section of that north- I eastern Rumanian province, where Communist propaganda recently has been extremely active. The prompt and unsparing uses of the military prevented accomplishment of the coup, It Is stated, and resulted in almost wiping out the invaders. The situation is reported quiet by the Rumanian authorities. BELGIANS TO EVACUATE. •Regrouping Movement in Rhine land .Preliminary Step. BRUSSELS. September 22.—The Bel gian troops in the . Neuss, Crefeld, Muenchen-Gladbach and other nearby sectors in the Rhineland are carry ing out important regrouping move ments as a preliminary to complete military evacuation by the Belgians in these areas. This is expected to occur by the beginning of next year, or possibly sooner under favorable circum stances and If the French are agree able to the move, it is stated. Radio Programs—Page 2L T Whc %m\im Sjfaf. V, y J V V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION . WASHINGTON, D. 0., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1924-THIRTY-TWO PAGES. COOLIDGE ACCUSED BY MEANS. ASKING PROBE BY WHEELER Startling Facts Given Over Phone Last Night, Senator Declares. AFFIDAVITS CALLED TRAP BY INVESTIGATOR Star Witness in Daugherty Case j Says He Is Ready to Give Proof of Gross Corruption. By th.- A.-eoclaled Vie"*. ABOARD WHEELER SPECIAL EN ROUTE TO BLOOMINGTON, ILL., September 22.—-Gaston B. Means, in i stigator and star witness in the Daugherty inquiry, whose repudiation of his own testimony was published Sunday, called Senator Wheeler. Inde- ; pendent vice presidential candidate, j over the long distance telephone last j night and gave a startling version of j that episode. Senator Wheeler an ; nounced today to correspondents. ( "Means asked me to call the Senate Investigating committee together in | order that he might present docu ; mentary evidence and personal testi ] mony which would prove, he said, 1 J even grosser corruption in the exeeu- 1 ; live departments at Washington than j | was alleged in testimony before the i I hearings last Spring,” Senator Wheel- ■ j cr declared. I “He told me that he had been dealing with Blair Coan. who was lan employe of the Republican na j tionai committee. and with Mr. Daugherty at Columbus, and with Mr. Todd prior to making his so called repudiation. I advised him to get in touch with Senator Ashurst. Democrat, Arizona, a member of the committee, who is in Washington, and see about the matter. "A Washington newspaper cor respondent also called me. saying i that Means told him the same story 1 and that he. Means, had professed to be laying a trap for the people who are now using his affidavits. "Means says his new evidence will involve President Coolidge. Os course, j I cannot say, but I do remember j keenly that while we were investi- I gating former Attorney General j Daugherty executive effort was made j to block our getting evidence, to in timidate our witnesses and the pun | ish them if they testified.” RIDICULES CONFESSION. Roxie Stinson Denies She Testified Under Coercion. By the Associated Press. COLUMBUS, Ohio, September 22. Miss Roxie Stinson, one of the Senate committee’s star witnesses in the in vestigation of Harry M. Daugherty, former United States Attorney Gen- 1 eral. today characterized as "ridicu- I lous" a purported statement from [ Gaston B. Means, former Department ; of Justice agent, to the former At- • I torney General. In which Means repu- j dialed his testimony before the com- I mittee. Miss Stinson, former wife of Jessp | Smith, whose name also figured con- ‘ spicuously in the Senate investiga tion. denied statements contained in j Means’ repudiation in which he de- i dared that Miss Stinson, like him- i self, had given testimony “inspired” by 1 Senator Burton K. Wheeeler, prose cutor of the investigation, and de nied that coercion has been used in j obtaining her testimony, i “It is perfectly ridiculous,” she said. " (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) JOHNSON TO OPEN SERIES IN CHICAGO! ' I Nationals’ Hurling Ace Un defeated by Windy City Team This Season. i HOW THEY STAND. G. to W I, Pet. Win. Lose. play. Wash S7' OO JMKS .30.% JiSS 7 \ew York. S 3 02 JITS .SSI .374 7 j \ BY JOHN n. KELLER. CHICAGO. September 22. —White Sox Park promises to be the only warm spot in Chicago this afternoon. A biting wind made overcoats popu lar this morning, but base ball bugs likely will become ‘‘all bet up” when the pennant-aspiring Nationals and the White Sox clash at Charley Co mtskey’s field in the first game of a series of three that will conclude the Washington team’s Western trip. Chicago folk arc enthused almost as much as fans of the National Capi tal by the great race Manager Stan ley Harris’ team is making for the American Iveague flag. The first-place club will not lack rooters today. Weather supposed to be of just the proper brand to bring out Walter Johnson’s best pitching is on tap, so the topmost hurler of the league will go to the slab in the in augural tilt of the series. Waiter has faced the Sox three times this season without being defeated. Mike Cvengros, temperamental southpaw, probably will adorn the mound for the White Sox. Mike has had but indifferent success against the Nationals. Twice this year they have driven him to the showers, and in other games his left-handed slants have not been effective. All the Nationals are in fine spirit, and, except for a few minor ailments, in splendid physical condition for the last week of their drive toward the pennant. While Jez Zachary’s pitching wing Is somewhat sore, he seems to have suf fered no ill effects from the game he pitched yesterday, and very likely will be able to hurl in one of the games here. His record against the Sox 1s the best of the staff, so Manager Har ris is particularly anxious to use the southpaw during the series. w ' OPENING OF SCHOOL. KILLED TWO 10 END PAIN, PASTOR SAYS Rev. Mr. Might, in Confessing to Slaying Wife, Claims Insanity at Time. . By th<* Associated Press. MOUNT VEKXOX, 111., September i 22.—Rev. I,awrence M. Might, Inn pastor, confessed early this morning | to poisoning his wife and Wllford Sweetin. , In his statement to the authorities i Hight declared that the murder of | his wife was prompted to “relieve , her of her sufferings." | According to the statement he placed poison in her coffee on the morning of September 10. Might was questioned from 9 o'clock } last night until 4 o’clock this morn | ing before a confession of the poison | ing of his wife was obtained, the au | thorities said, adding that a few min j utes later he confessed also to the | poisoning of Sweetin. | He claimed to be temporarily out of ' his mind at the time. Rev. Mr. Might, said he had put ' poison in Sweetin's water to put him j out of pain. This was on the morning ; of Sunday, July 27. at the Sweetin home, where Sweetin lay ill. I Might declared in his confession | that th£re had never been anything j between himself and Mrs. Sweetin ! and absolved her of any complicity j in the double crime. Text of Confessions. The text of the two confessions fol lows: “I, Lawrence M. High*, of my own free will, voluntarily, without threat or promises and having been fully in formed of my right, that what I say may be used against me, make the fol lowing statement: ; "That while temporarily beside my i self with grief at my wife. Anna Might’s, condition, who was suffering 1 intensely and was sure to die. and ' wishing to save her pain, I put poison ' in some coffee and gave it to her in , the early morning of Wednesday. Sep | tember 10, 1924, while Mrs. Lucy Laur, Imy daughters. Mary and Mildred | Might, were in the kitchen in my | home at Ina, 111., Jefferson County. ' and my son, Robert Might, was in | bed at home. “That my sole thought was to ease j her pain in her dying moments. (Signed) "L. M. MIGHT.” The second confession follows; ’’l, Lawrence M. Might, of my own i free will, voluntarily, without threat ; or promises and having been fully in | formed of my right, that what I say | may be used against me, make the fol lowing statement: That on Sunday I morning. July 27, 1924, at the home of Wllford Sweetin. at Ina, Jefferson Coointy, 111., I placed some poison in a glass of water and gave it to Wilford Sweetin, who drank it. I did it to ease his pain. Elsie Sweetin knew nothing of this, and there was never anything between her and myself in any way. (Signed) "LAWRENCE M. MIGHT.” Exonerated Mrs. Sweetin. The confession exonerated Mrs. Hweet in, and declared there was no basis for the village gossip linking Might's name with hers. Might went frequently to the Sweetin home in his official capacity to minister to the sick during the illness of Sweet in, and was with him the night before he died. Yesterday Coroner Jesse Reece re ceived the chemist’s report saying that Sweetin’s death had been caused by poison. The body had been disinterred, following the arrest of Might upon the discovery of poison in his wife’s stom ach. At one time during the questioning of Might the State’s attorney said he read steadily from the Bible for half an hour, but it was not until he began asking a line of hypothetical questions, the State’s attorney said, that the man showed signs of weakening. Calls Prosecutor “Brother.” At one point the clergyman asked to be alone with the state's attorney whom he addressed throughout the night as “brother.” For two hours more the two men struggled with their problem. Then the attorney appeared, his face white and drawn with fatigue, holding the written confession of the minister that he had poisoned his wife. After acknowledging this confes sion, Might expressed a desire to Sheriff Holcomb also to confess that he poisoned Sweetin and asked that “brother Thompson” be called to the roont c > . Ex-Senator Gamble Dead in S. Dakota After Long Illness By the Associated Press. SOUIX FALI-S, S. D.. September 22.—Robert Jackson Gamble, for mer United States Senator from South *£)akota, died at his home here early today after a long ill ness. Mrs. Gamble was at the bed side of her husband when he died. He had been in failing health for some months. Besides the widow. Senator Gamble is sur vivied by a son, Ralph, who is an attorney in New York City. Interment will be made at Yank ton, S. I)., where Mr. Gamble be gan the practice of law in Dakota Territory in 187.7. Mr. (iambic had been a referee in bankruptcy here for the last six years. He retired to semi private life in 1913. w'hen he was defeated for renomlnation as Re publican candidate for the Senate by Senator Thomas Sterling. ARBITRATION PACT PUT OPTO LEAGUE Revised Protocol Submitted to Plenary Session —Par- ley Date June 15. By tlic Associated Press. GENEVA, September 22.—The re vised draft protocol on arbitration and security, elaborated by the League of Nations’ subcommittee on disarmament from the basis outlined by Foreign Minister Bones of Czecho slovakia, was reported this afternoon to a plenary meeting of the disarma ment commission of the league as sembly. The revised draft stipulates that the international conference for (he re duction of armaments shall be con voked by the council of the league for June 15. 1925, and that all the states which are not members of the league, as well as those which are members, shall be invited. If. however, by May 1 a majority, of the states having permanent seats on the council of the league and 10 other members of the league have not tiled their ratifications of the draft protocol, the invitations for the international conference on arma ments will be canceled. Define Aggressor Stale. One of the most Important clauses of the draft protocol is that concern ing the definition of an aggressor state. This clause declares that any nation which goes to war without following the procedure of arbitra tion or which refuses to accept the unanimous recommendation of the council will be regarded as commit ting an act of war. I)r. Fridtjof Nansen of Norway presented to the assembly the report of the mandates commission and an nounced his forthcoming retirement from that commission. Noel Buxton of Great Britain expressed approval of Dr. Nansen's recommendation for the enforcement of prohibition for the territories under mandates, elicit ing scattered applause by his remark that if prohibition was good enough for the natives it was good enough for the white colonist. Senhor Andrade of Portugal, agree ing with Mr. Buxton, declared that the alcoholic contents of drinks sold to native laborers should not be above the 12 per cent now prescribed in New Zealand and in various Afri can mandate territories. Resolntioim Adopted. After the resolutions submitted by the mandates commission were adopted unanimously Dr. Nansen presented a report and a group of resolutions on the question of slavery. The assembly adopted the Swedish proposal that a step toward the codi fication of international be taken by having the council of the league ap point a committee of experts, who would prepare a list of subjects, the regulation of which by international agreement seemed most desirable and realisable at the present time. Franco-Belgian Cashier Absconds. WITTEN, Rhenish Westphalia, Sep tember 22.—The cashier of the Franco- Belgian civil administration here is charged by the authorities with having fled Into unoccupied Germany last night with the cash on hand in the adminis trative offices, amounting to 180,000 franca. 33 KILLED, SCORES INIUREDINSTORM Tornadoes Sweep Over Wis consin and Minnesota. Big Property Loss. By the Assneieted Prep*;. ST. PAUL, Minn., September 22. Partial restoration of wire communi cation today gradually increased the known toll of Sunday's storm in Wis consin. ami at noon the casualties stood at 33 dead and scores injured, with immense property damage re ported. Twenty-one persons were reported killed in the western part of Clark County, near Thorp, while other towns reporting deaths in their vi cinity were: Ashland. 6; Couderay, 2; Rhinelander, 3. and Milwaukee. 1. Reports of other fatalities in dis tricts isolated by interrupted com munication added several persons to the death list, but pending re-estab lishment of telephone or telegraphic comunication. these reports could not be confirmed. THREE KILLED IN STORM. By the Associated Press GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., September 22.—Three persons were killed and considerable damage was done in a severe wind, rain and electrical storm that followed Sunday's unseasonably high temperatures in western Michi gan. Matthew Slattery, 78, was killed here when a signboard was blow*n down. James Gfl-ne, 59. and Dewey Shaw, 19. were electrocuted at Hart by a power wire blown down. BOBBY JONES LOW IN AMATEUR GOLF By the Associated Press, ARDMORE, Pa-. September 22. D. Clark Corkran of Philadelphia today non the qualifying medal of the national amateur golf championship with 07-7. V—l 42 for the liD-hole test—two strokes bet ter thnn Bobby Jones. The 142 In a new record in national amateur ,golf. ARDMORE. Pa., September 22. Bobby Jones of Atlanta was leading in qualifying play for the national amateur golf championship when he finished today's IS holes in 37-35—72, making a total of 72-72 —144 for the 36-hole test. Jones' 144 is equal to the best that has been done in past tournaments and might assure him the qualifying medal were it not for Saturday’s 67 by Dudley Clarke Corkran, who was still playing when Jones completed today’s round. Jones’ card: Out 4 6 3 4 5 4 4 4 3—37 In ...4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5—35—72 Robbie did not have a birdie in the entire round, long putts failing to drop for him. Ho was over par but twice, on the second hole, where he drove to the rough and topped his ap proach shot, and on the 18th, where he took three putts, missing a four footer. His score of two over par equals his total on Saturday, and he used the same number of putts, 33. Dr. O. F. Willing of Portland, Oreg., with an 81 today, was in doubt whether he would qualify. This made his total 158. W. I. Hunter of Los Angeles, with a round of 74, led the qualifyers temporarily with a total of 148. The defending champion, Max R. Marston of Philadelphia, qualified, taking a 73 today, three strokes bet ter than he did Saturday, and making his total 149. Chick Evans of Chi cago took a 77 today for a safe total of 153. Francis Ouimet, Boston, 75—74 149; W. A. Murray, Scotland, 81— 78—159; W. I. Hunter, Los Angeles, 74—74—148; Albert Seckel, Chicago, 80, withdrew: L. V. Cochran, Chicago, 89—92—181; D. W. Hill, Cincinnati, 87, withdrew; W. L. Hope, Scotland. 80 —75—155; Dr. O. F. Willing, Port land, Ore., 77—81—158; D. B. Keyle. England, 86—87 —173; H. Chandler Egan, Portland. Ore., 77—79—156; James S. Manlon, St. Louis, 81—78— 159; M. A. Greer, Philadelphia, 82— 78 —160; Max R. Marston, Philadel phia, 76—73—149; Robert Scott, jr., Scotland, 87— 84 —171; Charles Evans, Jr., Chicago, 76^-77—158. A Europe’s Croesus Marries* Richest Woman in Spain Rt the Pres». PON’TOIKK, France, September 22. The Duchess de Marchcna, the, rich est woman in Spain, and Sir Basil Zaharoff, the international banker, reputed to be the wealthiest man in Kurope, were married today in the private chapel of the bride’s chateau. Balincourt. near Paris. They had been friends for many years. The bride was the widow of the Duke de Marchena, one of the Spanish Bourbons, a cousin of King Alphonso. He died 15 months ago in a sanitarium, where he had been a patient, because of long-standing mental trouble. Sir Basil ZaharolT, frequently al luded to as "Europe’s man of mys tery,” is a Rationale of France, al though born in Constantinople of a Russian father and a Greek mother. He is reputed to have great posses sions through investments in all parts of the world, and is one of the princi pal owners of the concession for the i famous Casino at Monte Carlo. IQ},ODOIN MARCH OF HOLY NAME HERE ; Rain Fails to Deter Catholic | Hosts—Thousands Hear President Speak. BY WILL P. KENNEDY. Legions in the name of Christ made j a victorious march through the j Capital of the United States yester day, applauded and encouraged by i thousands of members of other sects j and creeds. More than 100,000 in numbers, from every State in the Union, from all | ranks of life —bankers, judges, pre i lates. congressmen and mayors, side j by side, with police and firemen and I postal worker, with "the butcher, the j baker and candlestick maker"—they 1 knew a common bond and one I supreme inspiring force—devotion to j the Son of God. 1 They marched on and in their | Capital City not only as Catholic 1 men. but as proud citizens of i the United States, thoroughly con -1 scious, as the Chief Executive of the j nation and the personal representa j live of the Pope impressed upon : them, that love of country is second j only to love of God and that religion is always back of patriotism, giving ' it trUe force and authority. The National Capital is accustomed to striking and Impressive colorful parades, chiefly of men in uniform stepping with mechanical precision led by officers rcsplendant in gold ' trappings and astride prancing steeds, j with a swing lent to their stride by stirring martial music. But never I here before—or anywhere else on this i continent-—was seen anything like j the out pouring of legions of men i who at every step visualized sacrifice iin unparalelled manifestation of I religious as well as patriotic zeal. Thousands at Mass. After all night travel in special trains, they knelt by hundreds and j thousands in the mud near Union i Station, at mass, fulfilling an obliga- I lion of their religion. They trooped i down Pennsylvania avenue, after | standing in the rain for hours wait | ing their turn to swing into line. | through puddles, wet to the skin, j through a steady drizzle that damp l ened everything but their ardor, dis playing the banner of the Holy. Name | in honor of which they gave this i public demonstration. They cheered the Chief Executive of their great government that guarantees religious freedom, and the personal representa tive of the supreme pontiff of the Holy Catholic See that has held the faith unchanged through all the cen i turies. They knelt on the drenched | grass of the Washington Monument | grounds at the feet of these rulers j of church and state renewing their ] solemn pledge of devotion to God ! and country, which was carried by i radio to unseeing millions. Then , these thousands, as one great mass of i humans, knelt while as from the Pope | himself they received the divine | blessing through the most blessed j sacrament, in benediction, the apos -1 tolic benediction and a plenary in dulgence. Reminded by' their spiritual di rectors. the priests who led them in their stride, that their sufferings were as nothing to the hours of agony- in the garden of Gethsemane spent by the Savior, for five solid hours, despite their own discomfiture and fatigue, marched as crusaders with a smile on their lips out of the gloom and mist to give glorious evi dence that theirs was not merely a fair-day religious zeal but at its best in times of adversity. Bands Piny Sacred .Music. Most of them did not march with military order or step; their bands played sacred, not martial, music, uniforms were the exception; yet the sight of these men coming, endless ly. it seemed, out of the haze around the t apitol, and their earnestness drew- tribute involuntarily from the massed spectators, shamed the cynic and silenced the scoffer. Little imag ination was needed to visualize these men in shining armor, their little blue-and-w hite pennants on lances, coming silently, legion upon legion, to battle for God and country. Darkness above and to right and left of them, they appeared, as they filed down Pennsylvania avenue, ap parently unconscious of the weather, a living flame of faith, burning steadily and brightly, unquenchable either by rain or doubt or assault. The same spirit was evident as they massed on the Monument grounds' and heard President Coolidge praise their aims and show, first by his ap pearance and then by his praise ot the Holy Name Society’s aims and work and emphasis on the constitu tional guarantees of freedom ot re ligious warrants, his own uncompro mising stand against organization or individuals attempting to infringe upon these standards by fomenting racial or religious hatreds. 200,000 Hear President. Addressing what veteran White House employes agree is the largest audience ever assembled to hear a presidential speech, following what the church authorities declare was the greatest religious pageant ever seen in the United States, President Coolidge told the more than 200,000 crowded on the Washington Monu ment grounds that the Constitution’s ' '’(Continued on Page 3, Column 2.) “From Press to Home Within the Hour ” The Star’s carrier system covers every city block and the regular edi tion is delivered to Washington homes as fast as the papers are printed. Saturday’s Circulation, 95,723 Sunday’s Circulation, 106,167 I MINNESOTA LEANS I TO LA EOLLETTE IN PRESIDENTIAL RACE Republicans, However, Put ting Up Stiff Fight—People Against Court Curb. COOLIDGE IS LIKED, BUT “GANG” HERE RESENTED Shipstead and Johnson Under Obli gation for Support Wisconsin Senator Gave Them. BY CiOl I,D LINCOLN. Staff rorres-pondi'nt of The Star. ST. PALL, Minn., September 2: Minnesota, next to Wisconsin an*! North Dakota, is considered lb* surest State for the La Follette- Wheelep ticket. It’s a battleground, however, with the Republicans dolmi everything in their power to win the vofers back to the old party al legiance, which has so often carried the G. O. P. banner to success In this State. The situation is improving somewhat for the Republicans, but ii i must improve still further if the State is to be counted in the Coolidg e column in November. Contemplate for a moment what the j Republicans are up against here. Tie- I Farmer-Labor party. La Follette i stronghold, in 1922 and in 1923 elected I senators of the United States, defeat j ing Republican and Democratic noim- I nees. In the regular election in 1922 Senator Shipstead, one of the Farm er-Laborites, defeated Frank B. Kel logg, Republican, present Ambassa dor to Great Britain, receiving 325,37 2 votes, to Kellogg's 241,833, and 124 - | 642 for Anna D. Oleson, Democrat | nominee. Owe Debt to La Follelte. j In a special election in July lasi I year Magnus Johnson, Farmer-La ! borite, was chosen to fill the vacancy j caused by the death of that stanch I old Republican, Knute Nelson, r* - j ceiving 290,165 votes, to 195.319 for j Gov. Preus, Republican, and 19.311 ; for Parley, the Democratic nominee. | in 1922, Gov. Preus had beaten John- I son for the governship by some 14,0u0 j votes. | Senator La Follette came into Min ; nesota to help elect the Farmer i Labor Senators and now he is th*- nominee for President of the Farmer ! La borites here. The Republican 1 leaders are counting on the fact that l Minnesota has gone Republican by I large majorities in presidential elec j tions. But here again the record shows that in 1912. when the Bull ' Moose party put Theodore Roosevelt ! in the field for President, Minnesota deserted the Republican ticket and j voted for the Progressive party. Perhaps even more significant was the vote in 1916, when Minnesota gave Hughes its electoral vote over , Woodrow Wilson by only 392 votes. ! Wilson, it will be recalled, was run | ning on the slogan. "He kept us out lof war.” The big German-American ! vote was east aniost entirely for Wil | son in that year. Hughes won in | this State only by the slenderest kind 1 of margin, although Roosevelt was i supporting him. Draw from Both Parties. Well, La Follette voted against tlu* war with Germany. Furthermore, he will draw not only from the Repub lican party in this State, but also from the Democrats. In fact, the Farmer-Labor party already has taken a large number of former Democrats with it, particularly among the laborers in the big cen ters like St. Paul and Minneapolis. The Republicans of Minnesota are j stressing La Follette’s attack on the Constitution—his proposal to have Congress supreme on the question of the constitutionality of a law. They are calling him a Socialist. They are attacking his proposal for. Government ownership of the rail roads. They are praising Cookidge's common sense, his integrity, his economy in administration. They are i hanking on good business conditions and the improvement in prices of I farm products particularly wheat, j Minnesota has a bumper wheat crop this year—the best in a quarter of a century. But the corn is in a preca rious condition only two or three weeks of good weather can save much of the corn. The people here are willing to ad mit that Coolidge is honest and frugal, but frankly there are many of them who do not like what they call "His gang in Washington.” The charge of corruption against the Re publican administration which fol lowed in the wake of the congres sional investigations does not sit so lightly here in the Northwest on the people's minds as it seems to do far- I ther East. The Coolidge campaign, j too, is based on conservatism, and the I people here have long been accustomed j to look upon themselves as Progres • sives. Lincoln and I*a Kollette, I can illustrate the situation with j the views of an editor of a church paper publisher in the Northwest. It happens that he has been a Repub lican in national elections practically all his life, be was a Republican by birth, though be voted for Wilson in 1916 on the "kept us out of war” issues. He is 100 per cent Igt Follette now. He is not “in politics,” nor is his paper, but he keeps in pretty close touch with the sentiment in this Northwestern country. The view of this editor is that the third party movement, the eventual development of a new liberal party, will continue and such a party will be realized. "Lincoln,” he said to me, “was as much a radical as La Follette when the Republican party was born. The Republican parly of those days was the liberal party of the country.” One question which I have put t* many persons in these Western Stat< has been; "Is the La Follette-Wheeler Pro gressive movement a one-man affair, personal to Senator La Follette, and will it pass away -when Senator fgi Follette, for one cause or another, quits the field of politics?” Point to Other Revolts. The answer has depended very largely upon whether it came from a supporter of La Follette or a member of one of the old parties. The La Follette people say the movement will continue. The others point to what happened to the Bull Mooie (Continued on Faye Z, Column I.> A, TWO CENTS.