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Giant Dirigible Leaves Han
gar at Friedrichshafen and
Heads for Belford.
Ship to Cross Belgium. Holland
and Part of England on
P.y the A"Wi;KiM frf«.
tober 12. —The dirigible ZU-3 started on
her transatlantic voyage to
N. J.. at 6:30 o’clock thi =; morhing. The
airship headed in the direction of Bel
The dirigible will await weather re
ports at the French town of Belfort
before it is decided whether the north
ern or southern route it' to be taken.
According to the present inten
tions the giant airship will cross the
occupied area, northern Belgium,
Holland, the English Channel, Bands
Knd. Kuglatul, and then out to sea,
shaping her course according to
radio weather reports from land sta
tions* and ocean vessels.
In announcing the time for the
start and the probable route which
would be followed. Hr. Eckener de
clared; "The weather man promises
a cool morning and we think we
have the hoodoo baffled at last. If
all goes will we will be over New
York City early Wednesday.”
The police this afternoon detained
an unidentified man. dressed in hunt
ing clothes and carrying a rifle, who
was found loitering around the
ZR-3’s hangar. He had announced
his determination to go to the
United Slates aboard the dirigible
«T, failing this, to shoot Dr. Eckener.
The police declined to reveal the
man's name but they said he is a
Repairs Progress and Dirigi
ble May Quit San Diego
Early in Day.
71» the .(seriated Press.
SAN DIEGO, t’alif., October 11. —
With expert mechanicians busily en
gaged in repairing damage received
in landing at the North Island naval
the flight from Fort Worth, Tex., and
in landing at the North Island Naval
air station here last night, officers of
the Shenandoah expressed confidence
tonight that the huge dirigible would
be in rendition to resume the next
stage of its flight Monday.
Workmen at the North Island sta
tion are overhauling two of the en
gines. repairing the radio apparatus,
strengthening the two aft girders
strained in landing and making other
minor repairs found necessary before
the take-off for Camp Lewis, Wash.,
can be made. Every effort is to be
made to get an early start Monday
morning, it was said.
The coast route from San Diego to
Seattle is to be followed on the flight
north. The only slight deviation to
be made will be at lx>s Angeles, where
the Shenandoah will leave the coast
line in order to fly over the business i
district of that city. San Francisco is i
expected to be reached Monday after- |
noon and arrival at Camp Lewis is i
scheduled 48 hours from the time the I
ship leaves San Diego.
Suspected in Hold-TJp of Train
Near Border and Murder
of Nine Men.
By the Associated Press.
EL PASO, Tex., October 11.—Five
suspects were under arrest tonight in
connection with the 115,000 Erupcion
Mining < "o. pay roll robbery and tbe
Uhlhauhau and Oriente train holdup,
41 miles south of the border yester
day, in which eight members of the
crew ami I!. F. Barker, mining com
pany auditor, were shot to death.
Two of the prisoners were being
held in jail at, Villa Ahumanda, Chi
huahua. They were on foot and arm
ed when they were arrested on the
railroad right of way, according to
reports received in Juarez. They had
no money, it was said. One was said
to be an American.
The other three suspects were ar
rested on the United States side of
the Bio Grande about five miles south
of El Paso.
Manuel Ortega, Juarez customs
guard, who was reported missing
from the train, is alive. He over
slept yesterday morning and the train
went on without him.
Famous Author May Dinger for
Days, Say Physicians.
By Cable to The Star and New York World.
Copyright, 1924.
PARIS, October 11.—Anatole France
Is dying slowly, as did Victor Hugo,
of hardening of the arteries. He
sleeps most of the time and occasion
ally drinks water or a little cham
pagne. His grandson has been sent
back to school because it is expected
the death watch will be prolonged
for days.
Yellow Fever in Texas.
HOUSTON, Tex., October 11.—Mayor
Oscar Holcombe of Houston tonight
prepared a statement in which he
said that Houston had one case of
yellow fever early this week. The
victim, a Mexican, died. All precau
tions have been taken by Federal and
city authorities to prevent a spread
of the disease.
Division Held Somewhat Like 1896 Bat
tle, When Conservatives of Both Big
Parties Drew Together.
In the hectic latter weeks of
the epochal presidential campaign
of 1924 it begins to appear that
the outcome will bo influenced
very much along the lines of the
campaign of 1896. by a contest
between the conservative and the
radical thought of the country
which controlled the result at the
polls in that year.
There Is this marked difference
between the two campaigns. In
1896 there was a single Issue,
sound money against fiat money,
i Now there are added issues, radi
calism, near sovietism, government
control of public utilities and pub
lic resources; an ugly scandal in
national administration and finally
a proposed change in tbe Consti
tution of the United States and ap
peals to class, religious and race
feeling. But all could he sum
med up ns a contest between con
servatism and radicalism.
** * *
1 Reliable reports from many
| quarters indicate that the vote of
i conservative Democrats bids fair
Norris Certain to Retain
Senate Seat, With Demo
cratic Governor Probable.
OMAHA, Nebr., October 11. —The
famous triangular duel of Mr. Mid
shipman Easy Isn’t a patch on the
fight being waged in the State of
Nebraska today between Republicans,
Democrats and Independent Progres
sives for the eight electoral votes of
the State. Unlike many other States,
the voting strength of the three
parties is fairly even today, so even,
in fact, that neutral observers and
even partisans admit "that almost
anything can happen.’’ The situa
tion, however. Is constantly shifting
and a canvass of sentiment here
shows it to be shifting in favor of
President Coolidge.
The probabilities are:
That Coolidge and Dawes will get
the electoral vote.
That Senator Norris, Republican,
will be re-elected.
That the Democratic nominee for
governor. J. N. Norton, will be elected.
Stale Normally Republican.
Nebraska is accounted by poli
ticians in the various camps as nor
mally a Republican State—perhaps
by 40.000 votes. That in itself is
an asset to the Republican party. If
the Independent Progressive ticket
draws from the two old parties to
an equal degree, the Republicans are
left at least stronger than the Demo
Another asset of the Republicans,
which comes to them through an act
of Providence rather than through
any virtue of their own, is the bet
ter prices for wheat, corn and other
farm products, and the good crops
which Nebraska has produced. Even
the frost, it appears, is siding with
Coolidge, and has held off in Nebraska
until the corn crop could mature. The
better conditions of the agricul
turists—and agriculture is the great
industry of the State —is reflected
in the results of the bank call an
nounced here today. The total de
posits of the eight national banks
of Omaha showed an increase of
$10,000,000 in round figures over
those of June 30. The loans of the
banks are scarcely one-halt the
amount of the deposits. The farmers
are able to save and to purchase out
of their returns.
Swing of Farmers.
Two polls recently completed indi
cate the swing toward Coolidge. One
was made in the stock yards, where
farmers come with their cattle to
sell. It covered a six-day period,
ending October 8, and showed the
following preference of the farmers
interviewed: La Follette, 312; Cool
idge, 308. and Davis. 270. A similar
poll made early in July showed the
following results:. La Follette, 164;
Coolidge, 73, and Davis, 26. In the
(Continued on Page 4, Column '£.)
Confiscated Gems Being; Marketed
in New York, London and
Paris—Dealers Alarmed.
By the Associated Press.
BERLIN, October 11.—The Russian
newspaper Rul, printed in Berlin, pub
lished the statement today that Soviet
Ambassador Krestinsky is handling
the sale of 330 pounds of diamonds
which were confiscated by the Soviet
government and which are being sold
through agents in Paris, New York
and London.
It is stated that a large number of
diamonds are being smuggled into the
United States through Canada by
woman employes. According to the
Russian newspaper, the diamonds
which are for sale are held In the
Kremlin at Moscow and are released
only on the signatures of five mem
bers of the political bureau of the
Communist party.
The Rul declaree that the interna
tional jewelers and diamond mer
chants are uneasy concerning the
jewels in Soviet hands and that the
Belgian and Dutch chambers of com
merce have already boycotted gems
bought from Soviet agents. Negotia
tions arc in progress, it is said, to
effect a similar boycott throughout
the world. The quantity of dia
monds in the possession of the Soviet
is so great, the Rul estimates, that it
will rcqiflre a decade to sell them
unless they are sacrificed.
to come to the Republican candi
dates in large numbers. As John
W. Davis.shows increasing signs
of running third in the presiden
tial contest and as the La Follette
candidacy in menace it Is
said that many conservative Demo
crats are considering seriously
leaving their party and voting for
Coolidge as they did for sound
money in 1896. This disposition <
is expected to be accentuated in
the closing days of the campaign
as a prospective alternative on
election day comes home to the
** * *
Republicans who still continue
to express their belief that Presi
dent Coolidge will have a vote
nearly approximating that of
Harding in 1920. nevertheless do
not conceal their gratification in
the prospect of these conservative
Democrats adding to that vote. In-'
deed they count upon the outlook
as part of their expected large
vote for Coolidge.
♦♦ ♦ ♦
These are not altogether happy
days in the Democratic manage
ment, friction being reported. If
(Continued on Pago 4, Column 6.)
Remains of Pontiff to Be Taken at
Nigtit to Church of St. John's,
in Home.
By Radio to The Star and New York World,
Copyright, 1021.
ROME, October 11. —Some time next
month the remains of Pope Leo XIII
will be transported, secretly and at
night, to the Roman basilica, popu
larly known as St. John's. For 21
years church authorities have been
waiting to carry out the dead pontiff’s
wishes to be buried in the basilica,
which he did much to restore. Hith
erto it has been feared the occasion i
might be the cause of rioting such |
as marred the funeral of Pius IX. !
This is not so much feared now, but
the date is to be kept secret and the
body transferred to its resting place
at night.
Supremacy of Public Rights
Does Not Include Federal
Ownership, He Avers. |
Working co-operation between bus- I
iness and the public “in accord with
the dictates of common sense” was
held up last night by President
Coolidge in an address by radio to
employes of the H. J. Heinz Co.,
gathered at banquets In various
cities to celebrate the anniversary ot
the founding of the business, as the
’’true and practical ideal” wished by
the Government.
The supremacy of the Government
has been the main motive dominating
the economic and political develop
ment of recent years, he said, adding
that it has brought the public inter
est into the equation of modern in
dustrial and commercial relations.
But the Government, Mr. Coolidge
declared, prefers to let business go
Us own way, "so long as that is the
light way; so long as it is the way
of honest and genuine service to the
real public interest.” The Govern
ment, he continued, must be the
servant "of the public welfare and
the creation of an informed and sea
soned public opinion.”
Privilege Cannot Control.
"It cannot be dominated by any
privilege,’’ the ITesident warned, "it
cannot be subservient to any private
advantage. It must always represent
the public. With the hearty sym
pathy of both business and the peo
ple, we have made a long advance
toward such a standard. There are
encouraging signs of readiness to go
farther on the same way. The Gov
ernment will surely be prepared to
give all encouragement in such a
program. For, by these methods only
shall we bring about a proper bal
ance; a secure and lasting adjustment
of the .supreme individual interest by
bringing it into harmony with the
highest consideration of the national
The people of America will keep
control and ownership of their prop
erty, Mr. Coolidge insisted, "as a
preliminary to the maintenance of
their supremacy over their Govern
"They know," he added, "that when
the Government begins to own prop
erty it begins to own people. They
want all these powers In their own
Public Interest First.
It is the firm policy of the American
people, the President declared, to In
sist that “business forms and meth
ods shall be subordinated to the pub
lic interest." In this regard, he said,
public authority as represented by
the Government has taken up the at
titude of "moderation and reasonable
ness in dealing with these difficult
and complex problems.”
“Laws aimed at curbing and regu
lating monopolies have been employ
ed for control and regulation, not de
struction,” Me explained. “It is no
part of public policy, as the Ameri
can people now conceive it, to tear
down legitimate and useful business.”
Exemplifying- the changed attitude
of the public and Interest in their new
relations is the changed policy toward
consolidations In railroads, Mr. Cool
idge said. Pointing out that the pub
lic has now sanctioned a consolida
tion in the Railroads by act of Con
gress, by compulsion If necessary, he
declared "there is gratifying indica
tion that this new program is going
to be accepted and put Into effect
without resort to compulsion.”
Regulation Fixed Policy.
"The change In policy toward con
solidation of railroads,” ho continued,
“is warranted by the change In policy
(Continued on Pago 13. Column 24
Group of Six Beautiful Build
ings Overlooking Wash
ington Projected.
Will Now Be Taken Dp by Vari
ous Branches of Order for
Definite Action.
The first detailed plan for the pro
posed united Masonic Temple that is
to be raised on Temple Heights as
the shrine of Masonry in Washington
was presented last night to the
Grand Lodge of the District of Co
lumbia, convened in special session
for the express purpose of receiv
ing the report from a committee of
prominent architects appointed some
months ago.
Although a mere suggestion, a ten
tative proposal showing what can be
done with the beautiful old Dean
estate, at the conjunction of Connec
ticut avenue and Columbia road,
which was purchased as the site for
such a temple, the report of the com
mittee marks another definite step
toward realization of' the dream that
has been cherished by Free Masons
for decades.
Report l*ul on File.
The report was submitted by James
Rush Marshall, one of the best known
architects in this country; Frank G.
I’ierson. prominent in the well known
firm of I’ierson & Wilson, and Percy
1. Batch, a well known architect in
the service of the Government. It
was tiled and will be taken up with
the various branches of Masonry for
further action.
The idea suggested by the commit
tee would give to Washingotn in the
very heart of its most exclusive resi
dential section, one of the most mag
nificent groups of buildings in the
world, each symbolic of one of the
arms of Masonry.
When Mr. Marshall and Mr. Pier
son set out. it was generally believed
that some, scheme would bo worked
oat for the construction on Temple
Heights, which was purchased from
the Dean estate for $900,000, of one
tremendous building which would be
symbolic of the various branches ot
Masonry just as the Capitol symbol
izes the arms of the Government, and
perhaps approaching It in size.
Building Group Mml
The thought of piling one tre
mendous building on the site, how
ever. was regarded by both men as
far beneath the dignity of the lovely,
wooded hillside, and they conceived
then the plan for a group of build
ings. so exquisite In design, so har
monious in plan, and yet. so diverse
in detail that they would command
the attention of the world.
The result Is a proposed group of
six buildings. As the architects
pointed out in their report, it may
be necessary a little later to re
group some of the structures, but
the general details would remain in
tact, if the report is adopted by
Masonry and the suggestion become
the definite plan for Masonry's out
standing shrine in the New World,
gazing out upon the National Capital
over an unbroken vista from the
summit of Temple Heights.
Plnan in Center.
The six buildings would be con
structed around a beautiful plaza.
Approaching them from the front
could he the Scottish Rite Cathedral,
symbolizing in architecture the rites
of that "way”; another the Temple
of the Commandery, the home of the
ancient Knight Templar and of the
Royal Arch Mason, the latter repre
senting those who have passed the
first seven degrees on the road to
the degree of the Rose Croix.
Just across the plaza might rise
first the home of the Order of the
Eastern Star and next to it a beau
tiful auditorium, which might be
used to serve other than Masonic
purposes when occasion arose. Be
side the auditorium might be the
home of the Shrine and the various
Masonio clubs represented in this
Home of Blue Lodge.
Tb© sixth building would be the
home of the Blue Lodge, the mother
of Masonry, and as such would oc
cupy the commanding position direct
ly at the head of the plaza. From its
front portals would rise a majestic
tower, visible from every part of
Washington, beckoning all good
brothers and fellows to the sacred
rites of the fraternity and pointing
in majectic grandeur to that grand
lodge, eternal in the heavens, toward
which all good Masons strive.
In order to properly present their
idea of such an imposing monument
as they visualized, a monument
worthy in every detail of the brother
hood it may represent in the Nation’s
Capital. Mr. Marshall and Mr. Pierson
realized that they should have a care
ful model, made to scale, creating
their dream of the National Masonic
Memorial in miniature. To find a
man capable of executing such a mas
terpiece was the first problem In the
way of that achievement.
Find Capable Man.
After a careful search, both arch
itects agreed that the one man cap
able of making the model they
wanted was William Partridge, at
present in the employ of the Govern
ment. Mr. Partridge is recognized
throughout this country and abroad
as a genius at such work and he is
well known in Washington. As a
young man he had his first start in
the architectural rooms of Horn
blower & Marshall, of which firm Mr.
Marshall was a partner until its dis
solution following the death of the
senlon member.
It soon became apparent to both
Mr. Hornblower and Mr. Marshall
that the young Partridge was a true
genius and they persuaded him to go
to Boston, where it would be possible
to study more in his line of work.
(Continued on Page 3. Column 2.)
A beautiful reproduction of
the proposed buildings to be
erected on Temple Heights is a
feature of the Rotogravure
Section of today’s Star. It is
a half-page photograph of the
model. _ • •
Federal Jury Acquits Former
Soldier of Charge of Slay
ing Maj. Cronkhite.
By flie Associated Pres«.
TACOMA, Wash., October 11.—Ro
land W, Pothier was acquitted of the
murder of Maj. Alexander P. Cronk
hite by a jury in Federal Court here
after deliberating for an hour and a
half this afternoon. One ballot was
taken shortly after the jury retired
at 2:45 p.m.. showing the jurors in
accord on acquittal.
After discussing various phases of
the ease, the jurors decided that they
had no evidence to justify conviction,
and notified the bailiff, at 4:15, that
they had reached a verdict.
Capt. Robert Rosenbluth, jointly ao- j
cused with Pothier for the alleged S
murder, w ill not be tried, according j
to Thomas P. Revelle. United States
district attorney. Rosenbluth’s trial
was set for October 22. and the grand
jury indictment against him will be
dismissed on motion of the Govern
ment, Revelle said.
Verdict Ao Surprise.
The verdict came as no surprise
to the Government, it wa*s said.
Revelle declared before the verdict
was returned that the Government rea
lized that its case against the
defendant was not strong. In
fact, the question of dismissing the
indictments was raised shortly after
the grand jury returned its findings
two years ago. hut Attorney General
Daugherty ruled that, having been
placed under a cloud by indictments,
the defendants were entitled to have
their names cleared by a jury, Revelle
It developed today through records
in the office of United States Marshal
Edward Benn that Maj. Gen. Adelbert
Cronkhite. father of the slain man,
the moving spirit in the investiga
tions the last six years, had been
subpoenaed by the Government as a
witness more than 30 days ago. but
had never answered the summons.
Several telegrams have been sent to
Gen. Cronkhite by the Federal au
thorities within the last three weeks
and the only response received was
about 10 days ago. to the effect that
the general has misunderstood the
nature of the summons.
Pothier showed no emotion either
before or after his acquittal. Asked
about his intentions and how soon he
would return to his wife and baby in
Central Falls. R. L. he replied that
he would do nothing until he had
made arrangements with the Govern
ment for transportation. •
Fight Duel With Swords.
FLORENCE, Italy, October 11.—
Deputy Dino Phillpson and Com
mendatore Borelli, editor of the
Nazione, fought a duel with swords
today as the result of a political
dispute. The deputy was wounded
twice and the editor once during the
encounter, at the end of which the
combattants remained unreconciled.
Yesterday’s Scores Show
Foot Ball Upsets.
All live of Washington's col
lege foot ball teams scored vic
tories In their games yesterday
in a day that win marked by
several upsets. Cornell, un
beaten in fonr years, bowed to
Williams, 14 to 7i Woke Forest
trimmed Washington and Lee.
lO to 8; Marquette Jolted Navy,
21 to 3| Yale barely won over
Georgia, 7 to 6; Lehigh tied
Princeton; Coe deadlocked Wis
consin, and Pitt downed West
Scores of the games in which
local teams figured follow;
Georgetown, 21; King Col
lege. 7.
George Washington, 18; West
ern Maryland, O
Catholic University, l»i Wash
ington College, 6.
Mary land, 38; Richmond Di
versity, O.
Gnilaudet, 7; St. John’s of An
napolis, 6.
Scores of some of the bigger
contests were;
Harvard. Ids Mlddlehnrg. «.
Penn, 25; Swartbmore, 8.
Syracuse, 24; William and
Mary, 7.
Army, 20; Detroit, 0.
Ohio State, O; lows, 0.
Minnesota, 30; Haskell, 0.
Chicago, I*l Brown, T.
Michigan, 7| Michigan Aggfea, «
| His Death • a Shock
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PART ONE—S 4 Paces.
General News—Local,National. Foreign.
National Politics—Pages 4 and 5.
Schools and Colleges—Pages 13 an d#22- i
Radio News—Pages 20, 21 artd 23.
Maryland and Virginia News —Pages 24
and 25.
Serial, “The Owl's House"—Page 26.
Around the City—Page 41. •
At the Community Centers—Page 41.
Financial News—Pages 44 and 45.
Fraternities—Page 46.
Army and Navy News—Page 47.
PART TWO—I 6 Pages.
Editorials and Editorial • Features.
Washington and Other Society.
Oa Rachnites —Page 10.
Tales of Well Known Folk—Page 11.
News of the Clubs—Page 12.
Parent. Teacher Activites—Page 13. •
Reviews of New Books—Page 14.
Spanish War Veterans —Page 14.
Notes ot Art and Artists—Page 15.
Boy Scouts —Page 16.
Amusements —Theaters and the Photo
Plays. *
Music in Washington—Page 5.
Motors and Motoring—Pages 6 to 11.
Pink Sports Section.
Magazine Section —Fiction and Features.
The Rambler —Page 3.
Classified Advertising.
Veterans of the Great War—Page 8.
The Civilian Army—Page 8.
World Events in Pictures. >
Mr. Straphanger; Reg'lar Fellers; Mr.
and Mrs.; Mutt and Jeff.
Doumergue’s Native Townsmen
Disagree on Menu.
PARIS; October 11. —Whether cod
fish balls or salmon should head the
menu at the banquet on the occasion
of President Doumergue’s first official
visit to Nimes as President of the Re
public nearly disrupted the council
of hia native town. M. Doumergue,
who was born near Nimes and spent
his early life in the town as a law
yer, and later became deputy for the
Department of Gard and then Its
senator, will make his first official
trip to Nimes tomorrow.
Nimes desired to give him a wel
come fitting his high office and
worthy of the town, which is renown
ed for its good living. One of the
local specialties is codfish balls, made
with cream, oil and garlic. The offi
cial program, however, called for
salmon. A compromise finally was
reached by putting both codfish balls
and salmon on the menu.
SAN SALVADOR, Republic of Sal
vador, October 11.—Gen. Emilino
Chamorro, former president of Nica
ragua and unsuccessful candidate for
the presidency In last Sunday’s elec
tions, is reported in advices from
Managua to have been placed In jail.
He is said to have been taken into
custody, upoa bla arrival at Managua
“From Press to Home
Within the Hour"
The Star is delivered every evening and
Sunday morning to Washington homes at
60 cents per month. Telephone Main 5000
and service will start immediately.
Member of Congress From
Maryland, Taken 111, Had
Gone to Hospital.
By the Associated Prein.
BALTIMORE, October 11.—Repre-I
sentative Sydney K. Mudd, a candidate
to succeed himself at the election,
next month, died tonight in Johns
Hopkins Hospital, He entered the
hospital Thursday night for observa
tion after suffering from intestinal
obstruction. A fever developed be
fore decision was made whether an
operation was necessary.
Mr. Mudd was born June 20, 1885.
at Gallant Green, Charles County,- Md. '
He was the son of the late Sydney
E. Mudd, who for 20 years was vir
tually a dictator in the Republican
politics of southern Maryland.
He was educated at Georgetown
University, Washington, where he re
ceived the bachelor of arts degree in
1906 and the bachelor of law degree
in 1909. The following year he was
admitted to the bar in Maryland and
the District of Columbia, and served
as instructor in criminal law at the
law- school of Georgetown University.
He was a candidate for the Mary
land Legislature in 1909. and from
1911 to 1914 he served as assistant
district attorney of the District of
Representative Mudd. besides being
a member of Congress, was well
known in Washington. Because of
his father's prominence in politics,
Mr. Mudd very naturally became ac
tive upon reaching his majority, and
at the age of 24 ran for the State
legislature, but was defeated. He
was admitted to the bar of Maryland
and the District of Columbia in 1910,
and had been actively engaged in the
practice of law in both jurisdictions
up until the present time.
He was first appointed assistant
United States attorney for the Dis
trict in 1911. He resigned a year
later to campaign for the Republican
nomination for Congress, but was not
successful in this, and shortly after
ward was reappointed to his position
as assistant attorney. Two years
later, March, 1914. he resigned again
to become a candidate of the Repub
licans for the Sixty-fourth Congress
and this time was elected. He was
re-elected *to the Sixty-fifth. Sixty
sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses,
and had become not only the Repub
lican leader in his section of Mary
land. but one of the party leaders of
the State.
Representative Mudd was a mem
ber of the naval affairs committee of
the House, standing third on this
important committee. Because of his
familiarity with the District of
Columbia, acquired during his school
days and his residence here as a
A ident of the university, and after-
S ards as a practicing attorney, he
*was naturally interested in legisla
tion affecting the District of Colum
bia and on numerous occasions he
used his experience and his influence
to bring about the enactment of
legislation for the betterment and
development of the National Capital.
At college he was active in athletics
and was a pitcher on the Georgetown
University base ball team. Several
times when a base ball nine has been
organized by members of Congress
for a charity game. Representative
Mudd was found in the line-up.
Alleged to Have Killed Her Hus
band and Concealed Body
in Pond.
By the Associated Press.
BEVERLY, Mass.. October 11.—Mrs.
Marion Risteen and George W. Plum
mer, jr., a widower, were arrested
tonight charged with the murder of
Mrs. Risteen’s husband, Fred H. Ris
fteen of Beverly, whose body was
found a week ago in Norwood Pond.
North Beverly, weighted witli cast
Risteen disappeared on September
20. Three days later Plummer took
up lodgings at the Risteen home. A
week ago the body was found and
until today it was not identified. The
body was buried without identifica
tion having been established and only
today was exhumed after hew clues
were discovered which led to posi
j tive identification.
Today Mrs. Risteen, who had volun
| leered to make every effort to iden
tify the body, fainted after one
glance at the victim. Both she and
Plummer were arrested. The police
gave into the custody of relatives
Plummer's 13-year-old daughter and
the two children of Mrs. Risteen,
Frederic!*, 9, #md Marion, i,
Several to Play Exhibition
Ball—Only Harris to Stay
Here All Winter.
Club Wires SI,OOO to Matthews.
Lcfler Is Given Purse by
The world champions of 1924, as a
base ball team, disbanded yesterday,
leaving their record engraved in th;.‘
permanent history of the sport an J
in the memories of its followers.
Ceremonies marking the disintegra
tion of the fighting aggregation
which brought Washington her
league and series pennant were In'*
formally staged yesterday In the
local clubhouse. They consisted 0. - '.
the simple handshake, a slap on thm
shoulder and “see you next
as most members of the team depart -
ed by train and automobile for thei*
several homes or for the swenes o.
Winter activities.
Prior to leave-takings Manager.
"Bucky” Harris appeared with a fist
ful of checks marking the winners’
split of the world series “take *
There were 2 4 checks, each
$5,959.6 4, drawn to the 22 active
members of the Senators, with tw
additional made out to Nick Altroc
and Mike Martin, the club’-trame •
and commanders of what in to
Army would be the morale section
SI,OOO for Matthews.
The players themselves chipped i
for Wade Lefler, for Prank Baxter
tlie lame batboy, and the ground
keeping squad, and the Washingto •
Club wired a bonus of SI,OOO to Wi-
Matthews, who was sent to Sacr.i
mento in midseason as part of th
$50,000 deal which brought McKee-,
here. President Clark Griffith d.
dared as he signed the check tha
the "dividends” on that investnun
were fat enough to justify a gener
ous view of the situation.
Uncle Sam, as a silent partner in
the enterprise, will receive $109.310.4-
through tlie internal revenue imposts
An official statement from the Treas
ury yesttrday placed the total ad
missions at $1,093,104, upon which a
tax of 10 per cent will be levied.
Men Very Tired.
There was little to suggest th
[ triumphant contestants of a season'.
! battles in the little group at /Anieri
| can League I'ark yesterday. Weary
| to the final degree and sapped by
; the strain of Friday's 12-inning
; thriller, the players barred baseball
and any remotely related topic from
| subjects fit to be discussed. For
the most part they stood silently
waiting while attendants cleared
their lockers and packed the uni
forms and other personal belongings
in waiting trunks. Then a trip to the
treasurer's office for final “U-K” on
the accounts and one by one the
group departed.
Reticent as they were to discuss
the series, each player denied having
1 any particular part in the victory
I ascribing it generally to “the bunch”
! or Harris’ leadership, and in some
j cases to “the breaks" of the game.
: McKealy, to whom is attributed the
I decisive hit of the final game, dis
l missed queries yesterday with the
j assertion that "it was a lucky bounc
j that did it.” The only unanimity was
• in expressions of satisfaction that
| Johnson had come through to victory
Pile* of Telegrams.
! Piles of telegrams on the cluhhoiu
i desks testified to the intense inter, si
! held throughout the country. Scores
i of messages were addressed to in
dividual players by persons, clubs,
I chambers of commerce and other or-
I ganizalions. most if whom were ut
| lerly unknown to the recipient. But
; hundreds came to the Washington
I club, attesting the writers’ joy ovet
j the outcome. Similar messages deluged
l the White House, some suggesting that
i the team be invited to dinner there.
Although most of the team insisted
( they were “fed up" on base ball for
months to come, several already have
started on exhibition tours of vary
ing length. Manager Harris left lasi
night for New Haven, where he and
“Goose” Goslin are to participate in
a game. Harris will return to Wash
i ington for the Winter, while Goslin
1 will proceed to Salem, N. J., his home
j town.
Some Going to Ilurope.
Walter Johnson. Joe Judge. George
j Mogridge. A1 Schacht and Nick
Altrock left Friday night to join a
| team of professionals for an author -
j ized barnstorming trip, while Sam
Rice also hiked off right after the
j title series for Canada, where he will
I join a Kuroptan lour with the mem
| hers of the Giants and White Sox.
Muddy Uuel win also take this trip.
Among those who left last night
were Tom Taylor, Fred Marberry,
W r ade Lefler. Bennie Tate, Joe
Martina, Mule Shirley and Harry
Leibold. Taylor was headed for
Memphis, where he says ho will give
his injured hand time to heal up be
j fore looking around for a Winter job.
S Marberry is now on his way to
1 Streetnian. Tex., which proudly claim;
j him. He does not expect to over
■ work himself during the Winter, but
I says he is going to try to improve his
I curve ball before rejoining the Nats
j next year.
Will Practice Law.
| Lefler, a member of tlie North
! Carolina bar. expects to hang out his
shingle at Winston-Salem; Martina
will again become an oyster merchant
at his home in New Orleans; Leibold
will again "wrack ’em up” in his
billiard parlor in Detroit; while Tate
has nothing in mind at present to
occupy his spare time at West Frank
i fort. 111. Shirley, the other National
who deserted the Capital Friday, was
bound for Snowhill, N. C., and lie
expects to kill time, at least until tlie
snow flies, watching the college fool
ball games in tlie sunny South. Muie
was a grid star at North Carolina
University before taking up the
diamond game.
Tom Zachary, I’aul Zahniser, Cur
ley Ogden and Karl McNeely will
stick around the Capital for a few
days longer. Johnson, it seems, will
play only a few games with the
barnstormers, and Zach expects to
take his place with the same com-*,
The other three will wait here un-
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