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Rain and cooler tonight, tomorrow fair and cooler. Temperature for 24 hours ending at 2 p.m. today. Highest, 76, at 2 p.m. yester day ; lowest. 67. at 3 a.m. today. Full report on Eage 7. Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 24 -v* on ‘>"7l Entered as second class matter O. post office Washington. D. C. BIG COOLIDGE VOTE SEEN IN CALIFORNIA: LAFOLLETTESECOND Strength in Southern Coun-, ties Expected to Overawe Rival’s in Bay Section. LITTLE HEARD OF DAVIS IN NORTH OR SOUTH I ——— Some Political Observers Expect President to Win State by Ma jority of 100,000. nv DAVID I.AWHKVE, LOS ANOEL.ES, Septembtr 29. j California is not as close a State as ' the various polls and straw votes | being taken would seem to indicate. | Having investigated the situation j In northern California, where un- i questionably S( nator La Follette has I his greatest strength, the writer ( came away with the impression that . the Wisconsin leader would perhaps j carry the bay counties by a narrow : vote, hut if that turns out to be j true Mr. I.a Follette will be snowed 1 under just the same by the unusually j heavy vote to be given President Coolidge this year in southern Cali- j fornia. The race here is between Coolidge | and La Kollette with Davis third. Little is heard about the Democratic j candidate. Had McAdoo bee*n nomi- i uated there might have bet n a differ ent story to tell, for this State was j strong for McAdoo. Are the Demo- j cralic votes going to La Follette? | ■Undoubtedly many thousands will ■ support the third party ticket, but : President Coolidge will get a host j of what might otherwise be Demo- | fratic votes. Davis I.neks Strength. The Democratic nominee is always j well spoken of. but he does not seem j to have any vote-getting strength in this section. President Coolidge. on ; the other hand, is held in southern ; California in almost as much regard | as he is in Maine. It will be recalled ! that even when President Harding's | popularity began to wane in the East, ; he could count on California. This State, of course, is preponder- | antly Republican, but in the last two ' years it has also been growing con servative. California, „for instance, gave President Coolidge a majority of I 80.000 votes over its own favorite son j in the presidential primaries this year, i A State which will do that can hardly I be counted as easy for La Follette or as even tending in his direction. Wthout endeavoring to explain some of the polls that are being made, it is a strange aspect of the whole thing that not a single man whose judgment on political affairs in past j years has always been found by the i writer to be accurate so far as Cali- ! fornia is concerned is saying this I time that La Follette will carry the [ State. They all say just the opposite and some go so far as to indicate that j President Coolidge may run as high , as 100.000 majority in California. Southern tote Stronger. La Collette's strength in certain | sections of the State may be con- i ceded, but anyone who knows Cali fornia will recognize at once that what the northern part of the State may do can easily be counter-bal- I anoed by the Smith. From this, it should not he in- 1 ferred that the writer believes La I Kollette will sweep Northern Cali- ( fornia. What seems probable, is that i the Wisconsin leader may run neck and neck with President Coolidge in and around San Francisco. This, however. isn’t a stroi g enuogh position for any one who Is trying to carry the electoral-votes of the State, and as for southern Calif- f ornia. Ia Kollette hasn't a chance. The vote that will be rolled up from this section on election day will be amazing. There are a dozen reasons for the strength of President Coolidge in this region, but there are many more reasons why La Kollette is weak. Kor one thing a campaign has been be gun which paints l>a Kollette as an enemy of California. A member of Congress has looked back into the record and found that Senator lac Kollette voted against every one of the tariff schedules in which Califor nia was interested. That makes the battle against lai Kollette very con crete. For even the redoubtable Hi ram Johnson in his most progressive hours never dared to turn down Calif ornia. once on certain of her native products and industries. Has Influential Support. 1-a Follette, of course, is not without some strong and influential support. The Hearst papers are favoring him above all other candidates. Rudolph I Ppreckels of San Francisco is helping I to finance the La Follette campaign, j Some of the newspapers which were I closest to Hiram Johnson are shout- i ing for La Kollette. He is running on the Socialist ticket, so organized labor ■ is making a good deal of noise about ! Its advocacy of the old man from | Wisconsin. But taken all together the vote of j California will be a conservative ma- I jority and President Coolidge will get j It just as John W. Davis would get j it if he had been President seeking j another term. The outstanding char acteristic of the electorate is that I there Is no cry for change. (Copyright, 1924.» BAVARIA IN COMPACT WITH PAPAL NUNCIO 1 I Concordat Negotiated That Is j Likely Soon to Be Ratified. Vatican Announces. By the As«ociit«d Press. ROAIE, September 29.—Mgr. Pacelli, papal nuncio in Germany, has con cluded a concordat with Bavaria and Is negotiating concordats with Prus- l sia, Wuerttemberg and the entire reich, it was semi-offlcially announced by the Vatican last night. The Bavarian concordat, it is ex pected, will be ratified by the Bava rian parliament In October, while an additional concordat is being nego tiated with Serbia. The semi-official statement declares that it will not he possible to con clude concordat with Czechoslo vakia because of a strong anti-clerl-1 pal movement- Ijuthat -ecu n tcjt» ' 1 “Wid” Matthews Returned to Griffs By Sacramento j By the Associated Press, STOCKTON, Calif., September 29.—Outfielder "\Vid” Matthews. ] acquired from the Washington Americans in tiie Earl McNeely ! deal several weeks ago, has been i released by the Sacramento Pa cific Coast League club. He will revert to the Washington club and Sacramento has the choice of three players or $15,000 to finish payment for McNeely. CASUALTIES HEAVY | IN SHANGHAI FIGHT Both Lines Drenched With j Shrapnel Fire—Kiangsu Forces Retreat. 1 | By I lie Associated Press. j SHANGHAI, September 29.'—Hun- j j dreds of Chinese soldiers were killed 1 and many others wounded this morn- I ! ing on a 6-mile front from Nansiang ; j to Malu when armies of rival military I i governors fighting for possession of | | Shanghai continued hostilities with 1 I impetuous intensity. j According to a witness who returned j I this afternoon after traversing the j ■ sector from Nansiang to Malu. west | ; of Shanghai, both sides were drench | ing the lines with shrapnel, i Numerous relief stations behind the i 6 mile Nansiang front were fiilled with wounded while scores of others 1 were arriving on stretchers. The dead have been left where they I fell, according to the witness, and | this practice has resulted in a carrion j odor extending over the whole battle ! i area. I The offensive, which has resulted in | I continuous firing since it opened on j i Saturday morning, has enabled the , i Chekiang forces to drive the Kiangsu i ! troops hack 6 miles, according to j j Gen Hsia Chao-lin, commander of the | j Chekiang forces in the center of j j activity. r JEHOL TROOPS DEFEATED. j Mukden Communique Tells of Clash and Rout. BY WILLIAM R. GILES. I By Cable tn The Star and Chicago liady News ■ j MUKDEN. Manchuria, September - 29.—The following official com- | Imunique has been issued; “On the 25th Jehol troops moved j eastward from Chien Ping »o re j attack Chao Yang. On reaching the | northern main road they were badly i defeated by the 2d Brigade Os the 2d Army and fled In disorder to Tonihing Shan. On the evening of the 26th the defeated force resumed the offensive, after being strongly reinforced. "After an all-night battle they were again heavily defeated by the I2d Army and retreated to Tolachu ] Shan in th Chien Ping district. The I Chihlis suffered 500 killed, 1,000 j wounded and many prisoners, also j 13 mountain guns, several hundred j rifles, a large quantity of munitions j and military supplies. Mukdenites I expect to take Chien Ping in a few j days.” I All of Chang Tso-Lin's postions are | camouflaged with trees, it being im j possible to see until close upon them. Defensive trenches have been con structed in the most up to date methods. Chang Ts-Lin's men are I well fed and clothed and arrange ments are being made for a Winter I 1 campaign. I Mukden is being made a granary. ( Foodstuffs and material of every de- I scription are being stored away to prevent any shortage. Thousands of Kirin troops are passing through Mukden daily going to the front. Ad vices from Peking state that the strictest censorship exists, nothing > unfavorable to the Chihlis being al- j lowed to be sent. Many local papers | are being closed and foreign papers | (Continued on Rage 2, Column 3.) MILLER RESIGNS TO TAKENEW POST President Indicates Accept ance of Resignation, But With Reluctance. Thomas W. Miller tendered his resignation to President Coolidge to j day as alien property custodian. The President, In indicating he I would accept the resignation, asked | Mr. Miller to continue in his office j for the time being. Mr. Miller said he was forced to j resign because the duties of the office j to which he was recently elected, - president of the Inter-Allied World j War Veterans' Association, would j demand his presence abroad during j most of the next year. He was ap- I j pointed to office by President Hard- j | ing in March, 1921. Besides his work as custodian. Mr. j ■ Miller has been active in the study i |of soldier rehabilitation questions, j ; and is a member of the American ' I Battle Monuments Commission. He i was a member of the House from Delaware in the Sixty-fourth Con -1 gress. j POLISH ARMY IN PLIGHT. i WARSAW, Poland, September 29. ' Minister of War Sikorski is goiag-to Paris and London shortly to. study army organization and . "military equipment. The main object of the visit to Paris, however, according to circles close to the war depart ment. is to try to induce the Herriot government to relax some of the re strictions put upon the 400,000,000 franc credit extended by France to Poland ks Polish financial reforms have caiped a reduction in military appropriations and General Sikorski feels thelarmy is badly in need of equipment s The anSy budget for 1925 amounts to 35 per Sent of the total government expenses,Compared with 40 per cent '*n 1921, ft t Sflhe Iftienmg Slaf. V y J V V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION WASHINGTON, D. 0., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1924 -THIRTY-SIX PAGES. *_ RAIL BOARD TESTS ITS RIGHT TO MAKE WITNESSES APPEAR Issue Compared to That in Daugherty Case Raised by U. S. Senate. NO DATE FOR HEARING SET BY FEDERAL COURT I Testimony of Two Brotherhood Os- j ficials Desired—Roads Fight Move as Unconstitutional. ’ ' I By the Associated Preas. I CHICAGO, September 29.—Test of j the constitutionality of a clause in j the transportation act of 1920, arming j the Railroad latbor Board with power to require testimony, was begun to- I day. The board petitioned the United j ! States District Court to order John Me- j ] Guire of Chicago and D. B. Robertson of | j Cleveland to testify before the board, the j latter to fix the time and place. McGuire is general chairman on the i Chicago and Northwestern railroad for j the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi | neers. Robertson Is president of the Brotherhod of Locomotive Firemen and Enginomen. The petition was filed before Judge! J. H. Wilkerson by Edwin A. Olson. 1 United States attorney, and Wey- i mouth Kirkland and Robert N. Gold- j ing, special assistants to the United! States Attorney General. No date for ■ a hearing was set by Judge Wilker-j j son and no legal action was taken i beyond the formal filing of the peti- | I tion. Judge Wilkerson later will set I I a date for a hearing. Issue Before Courts. | The underlying question, whether I Congress may delegate to such a body | as the Labor Board the power to com- I pH testimony, was compared by legal observers to the case of ex parte j Daugherty, now pending on review j before the United States Supreme ■ 1 Court. In that case Federal Judge I ! A. J. M. Cochran of Kentucky, on May | | 31, held that the Senate had “usurped i I judicial power” in attempting to en- j | force its subpoena of Mally S. Daugh- i I erty, in an investigation of alleged | | acts of former Attorney General i Harry M. Daugherty. Judge Coch ran held, however, that the question was "not the power of Congress to compel evidence from outsiders in aid of legislation but of either branch thereof acting by itself without pre vious action on the part of Con gress." McGuire and Robertson twice dis regarded subpoenas of the board. On the first occasion subpoenas were is sued for them and for another grand officer and 101 general chairmen in a dispute over wages and rules between the brotherhoods and a managers' committee representing 94 Western railroads. Position of Hoads, The statement by counsel for the railroad board does not accord with "our conception of the facts." said Donald R. Richberg, counsel for the respondents. "We will therefore not ! move for dismissal as such motion j would entail acquiescence with the statement of fact, but will answer, setting forth our version of the facts," Mr. Richberg intimated that he would seek to show that the assumption of j jurisdiction was wrongful. The petition quotes an order of the board overruling the protest of the respondents and other witnesses against the assumption of jurisdic tion. The board held, and the wit nesses denied, that the dispute was i likely to interrupt commerce. The j witnesses contend through their covin- ; i sel that the hearing of the dispute j | by the board interrupted negotiations I and that the requested enforcement j of the empowering clause of the act j is "in violation of the Constitution.” i Provisions of Clause. The challenged clause in the trans- I portation act authorizes such peti ; tions as that filed for the first time I today and provides that the board may call upon he courts to punish , refractory witnesses for contempt. The board relied upon this clause j previously in demanding the testi mony of two railroad officials, H. H. | Ferguson, vice president and gen- | j eral manager of the Illinois Terminal | Company, and Samuel Rea of Phila- i delphia, president of the Pennsyl- | vania lines, had on separate occa sions denied the Jurisdiction of the hoard and refused to appear. They reconsidered when warned that oth erwise they would be subpoenaed. The Pennsylvania lines carried the question of the jurisdiction of the board into the United States Su preme Court, which upheld the juris diction of the board, but ruled that the decisions of that tribunal were not enforceable. SEES FAIR WEATHER FOR SERIES OPENING ! Passing of Storm Before Saturday Ball Game Predicted by Forecaster. - * i _ Any fear that the storm that is sweeping Washington today may be the beginning "of a long, Fall rain was banished by the Weather Bureau when It announced that the dis turbance will clear up tonight and there is no prospect of climatic in terference with the opening of the world series here Saturday afternoon. The present storm originated over Virginia and is still growing In in tensity. By this evening, however, it will have moved off toward the Atlantic in the northeasterdly di rection. Tomorrow will be clear and a little cooler, but not cold. Light western winds are due here tomor row night and that, the weather man says, is a certain harbinger of fair weather for Wednesday. Although it is impossible to fore tell exactly what the weather will be Saturday, he said there is at least no indication of rain. An official forecast, however, will not be pos rihla fnaj»a»>rjl-6a.Vii » |,T| r - ' -j m OWNER SLAIN j NEAR QUANTICQ. VA. L. Stevens Found With Bullet Hole in Back Lying in Highway. .lohr L. Stevens. 26 years old. pro prietor of an automobile hirincr agen -1 ry at the Marine Corps post at yuan i tico. Va., was found dead today j alongside one of his automobiles with I a bullet hole in his bark, and his porkets ransacked. The body lay on the road in front of his ear several miles from Quan tico. on what is known as the Recla- 1 mation road. His body was picked > up by motorists and carried to the j Quantico Hospital, where he was pro nounced dead upon arrival. The body was taken to the Quantico morgue. Olßeers Have No CTiie. The military authorities have vir tually no clue to work upon in run ning down Stevens’ murderers. They immediately notified the Washington j police department of the tragedy, and I all suspicious persons leaving the i Quantico section will be questioned, it was stated. According to employes of the taxi | proprietor, Stevens was called to the telephone shortly after 9 o’clock this morning, apparently by a prospective customer. He put on his hat and went out, it was thought, to answer j the call for a car. That was the last j seen of him until his body was found ! several hours later on the Reclama tion road. Stevens had been in the taxi busi ness at the Marine Corps post for j several years, and was well known in that vicinity. He leaves a young wife, but no children. Stevens resided at Quantico. At the request of Marine officials, i Capt. M. M. Barnard, superintendent I of District of Columbia penal institu ) tions at the District workhouse, at | Occoquan, Va., dispatched two men, j with bloodhounds, to the scene of the i murder. They will attempt to track the unidentified assailants from the place where the crime was committed. While employes of Stevens were unable to state whether their em ployer was carrying a large sum of money on his person at the' time or not, they said that he was known frequently to carry sums of money In his pocket. It is believed that some one had learned of this habit and I plotted a holdup. MRS. FERGUSOrTwiNS DECISION IN TEXAS I I Judge Rules She Has Right to Hold Office as Governor If Elected. By the Associated Press. AUSTIN, Tex., September 29.—Mrs'. Miriam A. Ferguson today won the first step in the court fight to have her disqualified as Democratic nom inee for Governor of Texas. An in junction to keep her name off the ballot was refused by Judge George C. Calhoun in Fifty-third District Court. The court held that Mra Ferguson is qualified in every way to hold office, and that the so-called common law disability against women in office does not apply. He said that the plaintiff had power to bring the suit under the statutes, and that the .court had jurisdiction, but on all other questions Mrs. Ferguson won. The old common-law principles on which the plaintiff, Charles M. Dickson | of San Antonio, relied, were said by the judge to be obsolete in this country, and he could fin 4 no inhibition in either the Texas constitution or the statutes of this State which denies women the right to hold office. FREEZING IN KANSAS. Killing Frost Also Visits Minne sota and North Dakota. TOPEKA, Kan., September 29.—The first freezing temperatures of Autumn prevailed over a large portion of Kan sas last night, with heavy frosts In the western part of the State. Late corn probably was Injured in some parts of the State, according to S. D. Flora, Weather Bureau chief here. MOORHEAD, Minn., September 29. —Minnesota and North Dakota were visited by a severe killing frost in \British Ship Sinks 1 Off Georgia Coast; Crete Is Rescued By the AsHex-latet) Press. SAVANNAH, Ga.. September 29. — The British freight steamer Santa Theresa, bound from a Cuban port with sugar, sank last night. 95 miles southeast by south of Tybee Light, according to radio advices received here from the American tanker 1. C. White, which has taken off all the crew of the British vessel. The tanker is proceeding to a port not given in radio advices, but the vessel is not coming to Savannah, it Is known. Distress signals were sent out yes terday morning about 10 o’clock by the Santa Theresa stating it had sprung a leak in the engine room. The local United States radio station, the United States t’oast Guard cutter Yamacraw and other local stations caught the messages. NATS AND RED SOX TIED, l-l IN FIRST Jez Zachary Mound Choice | for Crucial Game, Ful lerton Opposing. I,lnp-op. WASHINGTON. BOSTON. Leibold. cf, William,, of. I S. Harm, 2b. Wamby, 2b. Bica. rs. Veach. if. Goslin. If. Boone, rs. Judge, lb. J. Harris, lb. Bluege, 3b. Ezzell. 3b. Peck, ss. Lee, ss. Huel. c. O'Neill, c, Zachary, p. Fullerton, p. Umpires—Messrs. Connolly and Owens, nv JOHN n. KKIJ.KU. FENWAY I’ARK. BOSTON. Mass., September 29.—Bucky Harris' Bucks went out to clinch a pennant today with Jez Zachary, left hander, on the slab against the Red Sox. Opposing the tarheel flinger was Curtis Fullerton, right-hand pitcher, formerly with the bewhiskered House of David team. Zachary right now seems to be in better form than any other member of the Bucks’ mound staff. He has been beaten by Boston only once this season, and Manager Harris banks heavily upon Zach to pitch his team to a victory that will earn Washington its first major league pennant. FIRST INNING. WASHINGTON—LeiboId fouled out to O’Neill. Harris out, second to first. Rice singled to left, stole second and scored on O’Neill's wild throw to sec ond. Goslin out, short to first. One run. BOSTON —Williams singled to cen ter. Wamby singled down the left field line, scoring Williams. Veach singled to right. Wamby stopping at second. Harris made a fine stop. Boon w'alked, filling ’the bases. J. Harris fanned. Ezzell hit into a double play. Peck to Harris to Judge. One run. SHIP MOB THREATENS MAN WHO ATTACKED GIRL Sailor, Drunk, Bescued by Police After Breaking Into State room of Young Passenger. By the Associated Press. HOBOKEN, N. J„ September 29. A squad of police today rescued Christo pher Dunne. 31 years old, a sailor, from passengers and members of the crew of the liner George Washington, who made threats of lynching after he had broken into a stateroom and attacked Miss Ottillle Urban, 22 years old, as she slept. : Dunne, the police reported, came on board from shore leave in an in toxicated condition, and had nearly suc ceeded in hanging the young woman with a rope which he had wound around her neck. Answering her screams, passengers and members of the crew forced an entrance to the locked cabin. Miss Urban was taken to the hospital suffering from bruises and shock. The police fired a couple of shots in the air on the dock to keep the crowd back after they had taken Dunne in charge. Third Foot Ball Fatality. HARRISBURG, 111., September 29. The third death this season resulting from injuries received on the grid iron was recorded yesterday when Max Lancaster, 22, member of an In dependeht foot ball team, died. Radio-Proffiams—Fage 30. COOLIDGE AT RITES FORJAJ. IMBRIE Body of Consul Killed in Per sia Arrives on Cruiser. Burial in Arlington. In the presence of President Cool- i idge, Secretary of State Hughes, ! Charge d’Affaires B. M. Kazeni of the j Persian legation and other high gov-! eminent officials, funeral services are being conducted this afternoon at the [ New York Avenue Presbyterian 1 Church over the body of Robert j Imbrie, American vice consul in! in charge of the consulate general at Teheran. Persia, who was attacked and killed by a mob of fanatics in the streets of Teheran last July. Follow ing the services, the body is to be taken to Arlington National Ceme tery for interment. Mr. Imbrie’s body was brought to Washington this morning on the U. j S. S. Trenton, which docked in the • Mayflower's berth at the navy yard i |at 9 o’clock. Mrs. Katherine Gillespie j Imbrie. widow of the consul, accom- j I panied the body aboard the cruiser I • from Bushire, Persia. Relative Hoards Ship. I At Pineu Point, Md., yesterday, the I Trenton stopped for a brief period and took aboard Paul Fishbaugh, cousin of the deceased; John Lagorce. associate editor of the National Geo graphic Magazine and personal friend of Mr. Imbrie, and Herbert C. Heng stler, chief of the Foreign Service- Administration section of the State j Department. From Piney Point the Trenton steamed to a point off Quantico and there anchored for the night. The casket was borne from the Trenton at 1:30 o’clock this afternoon by a detail of eight petty officers from the cruiser to a waiting hearse and from the dock the cortege proceeded to the church. A salute of eleven guns was fired as the body was removed from the ship. Rev. Dr. J. R. Sizoo was to officiate at the ’funeral service there assisted by Rev. Dr. Wallace Radcliffe. The honorary pallbearers are: Wilbur Carr, Assistant Secre tary of State; Evan Young, chief of eastern European affairs, State De partment; Allen Dulles, chief of the near eastern affairs; Mr. Hengstler, and the following personal friends: J. H. Ford, jr., Otis Gates, Mr. La gorce, Howard Charles Howe and F. H. Smith. Persian Flag Half Staff. The flag of the Persian legation to day was flown at halt staff. All along the way from Teheran to Bushire the passage of the funeral cortege was marked by Persian officials with mili tary honors, armed escorts and the crash of saluting cannon. At Bushire the ceremonies were repeated ashore and again as the body was placed aboard the Trenton, men of the Brit ish Royal Air Force, by order of the British High Commissioner, accorded honors and British ships in the har bor saluted with the American colors displayed. The homeward journey began Aug use 26. At the time Mr. Imbrie met his death an exchange of notes be tween the Washington Government and the Persian foreign office re sulted in the expression by Persian officials of their desire to accord every possible mark of respect and I regret and to render full official mil- j itary honors when the casket left that country. The Persian government also de clared officially its intention to in demnify Mrs. Imbrie in the sum of $60,000. As a special mark of honor to a colleague of the foreign service. Maj. Sherman Miles. American mili tary attache at Constantinople came home on the ship with the body. Mr. Kazeni on behalf of his gov ernment will place a wreath on the newly-made grave of Consul Imbrie at Arlington Cemetery this after noon. FRENCH BIRTH RATE HIT., Gen. Serigny Sees Disaster Unless Increase Becorded. STRASSBOURG, France, September 29.—A plea for a higher birthrate in France as the "best guarantee of peace” was made by Gen. Sertgny, secretary of the higher council of national defense, in the course of a lecture yesterday on ‘‘Birthrate and National Defenses.” ‘"The most elementary prudence,” he declared, “demands that France must count solely upon herself when we evacuate the Rhineland in 1935. If nothing is done in the meantime to modify the situation it will be as fol lows; France will have 6,200,000 men capable of bearing arme, against whom jOcrjimn Unwed Detective May Adopt Baby Found in Doonvay If nobody else volunteers. De tective Howard Ogle of the fourth precinct, although unmarried, an nounced today he will adopt a 6-week-old baby boy which he and Policeman William McDuffie found late Saturday night on the . doorstep of the home of George Donaldson, 408 Kighth street southwest. The infant, a healthy specimen of babyhood with lusty lungs, was taken to the Foundling Home, at 1715 Fifteenth street, where he •was tentatively christened Wil liam Howard, after the first names of his finders. •‘l’ll adopt him all right, if neces sary.” Ogle declared today. ”but I don’t know much about babies. I’d have to get some one to care for him I guess.” FLYERS ARE FETED I AT JOURNEY’S END Monument at Seattle Marks I First Globe Girdling—Cool idge to Ask Promotions. By the Associated Press. SEATTLE, Wash., September 29 Six United States Army aviators who I completed a flight around the world | here yesterday today received the I welcome which has been arranged j by an appreciative citizenry. I The elapsed time of the flight was I 175 days; total mileage, start to fln | ish. 27,534; days actually in air. 66; ! actual flying time. 351 hours 11 min j uets: average speed, 76 36 miles per hour. '• I.ieut. Dowell H. Smith, commander of the flight, officially reported com pletion of the journey to Maj. Gen. Mason M. Patrick, at Washington, D. U„ by telephone last night. At a public luncheon lodvy the fly ers and their mechanics m'Jc talks describing their world-famous trip, i In addition to the luncheon, the avia- I tors planned to participate in the j dedication of a monument at Sand | Point commemorating man’s first cir j cumuavigation of the globe by air. I The lieuetnants were scheduled to i i speak briefly there. When Lieut. Smith finished a lunch- | jeon aboard a private yacht yesterday j jen route to Madison and Volunteer i i parks for a formal ceremony and re- . ception he expressed gratitude that "all the worries of taking care of j their machines were over,” and that [ the only thing left which he said \ they could not avoid was the appear- ! ance of himself and his comrades be- j i fore the public. Coolidge Pledges Aid. | A telegram, received last night j J from President Calvin Coolidge. in- j | formed the men that the President! | intended, on the convening of Con- j j gress, to "recommend that authority |be granted to reward the squadron ! I by promotion and other appropriate j 1 action in order that your distiin- i ! guished services may have a practii- 1 leal recognition from your country.”! | At present it is not known how i j long the aviators are to remain in j Seattle or whether the air cruisers] j Boston If, Chicago and New Orleans! j are to be taken back by the original! ■pilots to the cities they were christ- j ened after, j Seattle’s homage to the epoch-mak- I j ing aviators was among the best of j I any city along the route in the Unit- j ed States. Ten thousand persons wit- j nessed the arrival of the three planes; 1 5,000 more cheered as they stepped | off a private yacht at Madison Park | and transferred to automobiles and : thousands of others sounded automo- j bile horns and sent up lusty greet- j ings as the aviators progressed through the automobile lined streets (Continued on tTage - 4. Column 37)”' MRS.SHANK PLEADS GUILTYINTARK Leatherman First of 19 Others Called for Trial as Myersville Cases Open. Special Dispatch to The Star. FREDERICK, Md., September 29. Mrs. Mary Shank pleaded guilty to tarring and feathering and assault and battery in the Myersville cases, which opened in court here this morning with 20 facing trial. Sent ience was deferred and she may be used as a witness against other de fendants. The case of Harry Leatherman, al leged member of the mob in the presence of which Mrs. Shank at tacked Miss Dorothy Grandon on the j highway a mile and a half from Myersville last July, and who is said to have carried the tar bucket, was next called. To simplify matters, three of the nine indictments against him were stricken out and the defense de murred to the remaining ones. But the court overruled the demurrer, as it had done in the case of Mrs. Shanks just concluded, and the work of em paneling a jury was begun. Mian Grandon on Hand. Miss Grandon, who has been held in jail as a material witness since the tarring, was in court and is to be the principal witness in the trial of Leatherman. It is expected that she will accuse various Myersville men, I including merchants and farmers, of making improper overtures to her, supporting recent statements of Mrs. Shank that she was urged to make the attack by men angered at Miss Grandon. Lloyd Shank, husband of the woman who pleaded guilty, over whose alleged attentions to Miss Grandon the tarring occurred, is ex pected to testify, and Miss Mabel Mills, who was with Miss Grandon on the road when the mob in autos overtook her, was in court this morn ing. Miss Mills recently was sent to the House of Correction from Hagerstown. Bower Mayor of London. LONDON, September 29.—Sir Alfred Louis Bower was today elected lord mayor of London for the —^3 “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, 94,632 Sunday’s Circulation, 103,150 WILL KILL LEAGUE PACT IF DEMANDS FAIL, WANWARNS Geneva Session to Save Ar bitration Protocol in Crisis Is Dramatic. PRIVATE PARLEYS FAIL TO BRIDGE DIFFERENCES Negative Vote by Tokio Envoys Would End Chance for Dis armament Session. Rr tho Associated Ptcm*. GENEVA, September 2 r ‘ Two members of the Japanese delegation declared to press representatives to day that if Japan did not obtain satisfaction of her demand for an amendment to the proposed protocol of arbitration and security, she prob ably, much to their regret, would be obliged to vote against the protocol when it was submitted to the assem bly of the League of Nations. If this happens, the protocol jnit j iated by Foreign Minister Benes of j Czechoslovakia and elaborated by the disarmament commission and its sub committee will fail of adoption and j consequently the international dis armament conference .provided for in the protocol and planned for next Summer will not be held. Session Dramatic. The Palace of the League of Na , lions was the scene of dramatic in cidents today as the wearied dele gates reassembled in an attempt to discover a solution of the difficulty created by Japan's demand. The subcommittee to which the matter had been intrusted held a brief meeting, but adjourned until this afternoon before taking up the Japanese problem, because the leaders decided it would lie more practical and less dangerous to find a satisfac tory formula in private conversations. Therefore Viscount Ishii held a meet iing with Aristide Hriand and Louis Loucheur of the French delegation, j Paul Hymans of Belgium and other j members of the council. Another niee.’ing was held at the i same time and this one was attended j by Mr. Adaehl of Japan. J. Limburg of Holland. H. Rolin of Belgium. \ it - 1 torio Scialoia of Italy and Raoul | Fernandes of Brazil, who opposed the I Japanese amendment last night and j who today endeavored to find a ; formula which would satisfy the ! Japanese aspirations while safeguard | ing the rights of individual states as j regards sovereignty in domestic mat i ters which have been pronounced to be strictly domestic by the World Court of Justice. < Discussion Amiable. j The discussion at this meeting ap- I parently was of a most amiable char i acter, but little headway was made ( before the adjournment because most I of the conferees supported the Japa ! nese point of view, Mr. Rolin particu j larly being bound by his public dec i laiation yesterday evening. ! The subcommittee, acting on M. j Loucheur’s advice, decided there was t plenty of time for discussion on the I theory that an overhasty solution ; would be worse than none at all. | This attitude on the part of the I delegates is bound to lengthen the | session of the present assembly, j which, it is now foreseen, may last j until the end of the week. Meeting RpmuKlpmk. None of the forenoon discussions j succeeded in finding away out of the j difficulty. The Japanese insisted that j their only desire was to close up ef fectually all of the loopholes in the covenant and protocol so that Japan and the other countries would have the opportunity to continue media tion discussions when they had been thrown out of court on the ground that the disputed question was purely within the domestic jurisdiction of the party. The members of the council, on leaving this morning’s deliberations on the Japanese situation, refused to discuss what progress had been made, M. Briand jocularly referring to the present cold spell in Geneva and say ing: “We merely attempted to warm up the atmosphere.” M. Politis, former Greek foreign minister, who looked worried, was equally uncommunicative. The same conferees will meet this afternoon. Santo Domingo Enters. The league assembly voted today to admit the republic of Santo Do mingo to membership. The vote was unanimous. Jacinto Do Castro, Dominican dele gate, said in an address that his homeland, on the re-establishment of . her automony. deemed it her first duty to join the league and thus to "voice her desire henceforth to remain a sovereign state and to affirm her attachment to law and justice.” The assembly adjourned after adopting the 1925 budget which shows a reduction over the 1924 budget of 500,000 gold francs. Alluding to the difficulties raised by Japan. President Motta announced he was not able to fix a time for the next meeting be cause of tile failure to complete the protocol on arbitration and security. Bulgaria has offered to appoint agents who under the auspices of the league of nations will supervise Bulgaria’s treatment of the Greek minority population and receive all petitions from Greeks residents in Bulgaria concerning their treatment. The council of the league accepted the offer. GERMAN VIEW GIVEN. Envoy Names Conditions to League Entry Application. By the Associated Press PARIS, September 29. Leopold von Hoesch. German ambassador to France, today called upon Premier Herriot and handed to him a memo randum setting forth the conditions under which Germany will make ap plication for membership in the League of Nations. The text of the memorandum will not be made public, but it is under stood that the Germans laid dowj no conditions for membership but make it clear that the Reich will expect to have a permanent seat on the council of the league. The memorandum also points out that in view of the limitations on A Column .j.) TWO CENTS.