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Fair tonight and tomorrow; not much change in temperature; gentle variable winds. Temperature for 24 hours ending at 2 p.tn. today: Highest. 65. at noon to day: lowest, 37, al 6:30 a.in. today. Full report on page 3. Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 28 NOO ‘>Qi? Entered as second class matter O. post office Washington. D C. FRANK BRANDEGEE. LEADER IN SENATE, TAKES LIFE BY GAS Financial Difficulties Blamed for Act —Health Declared Poor for Long Time. NOTE TO DRIVER LEADS TO DISCOVERY OF BODY Senator Was in Republican Councils—Aided in Fight Against League. Frank 15. Brandegee, senior Senator ffrom Connecticut and nationally prom inent Republican leader, committed fcuicide today at his home, 1700 I street. The cause of death was given by Dis trict Coroner J. Ramsay Nevitt as "sui cide from inhalation of illuminating ■Has.” Worried and distracted, his friends t>aid, over financial difficulties, he went to an unturned bathroom on the third fl'Kir of his house and, just before dawn, took his life. It was declared also that 3ic had been in ill health. Although he once was a comparative ly rich man, some friends said today. Senator Brandegee had suffered heavy losses in recent years. He was a law y ■ r by profession, but for some time lias been heavily interested in real es tate. tail'd to Illness. •Sf iiulur Moses of New Hampshire perhaps the closest friend Senator Brandegee had in the Seriate, was informed of the hitter’s death over long distance telephone in New York today. He could assign no reason for the act other than ill health and Believed Senator Brandegee was suf fering from an incurable disease. He recalled that a sister of Senator Brandegee died in the I street house several years ago from cancer. She was the Senator’s last relative. f?eti itfor .Moses said Senator Brandegee owned the 1 street house and a country place in nearby Virginia and that he possessed a "considerable fortune." Senator Moses stated he Mould leave New York for Washing ton at once in order to assist in the funeral arrangements. I.eft Note to llriver. Senator Brandegee left a note to fcis rhauffeur. George W. Jones, in Which he told him that he would be found up on the third floor of his home. The note on the Senator's bffd ■was found about t>:-’iO this morning by Mr. Jones and Senator's secretary, W. D. Dundy, who Jiad just arrived. Pinned on the note werr»—two 1100 bills, and the. note itself read as fol lows: “Dear George, I inclose SIOO fop you and SIOO for Rufus and Em ma. I am up in the bathroom on the top floor, nearest Seventeenth street, the room directly over my bedroom. If you and Dundy come up there, be ware the gas. Hood-bye.” The note Was signed Frank B. Brandegee. The Rufus and Emma he referred to were servants. Upon reading the letter Mr. Lundy and Jones hastened upstairs. There in the bathroom they found the body on a rug on the floor. Two pillows were under the head and his hands held a pas tul>e which was connected at the other end to a jet, which was turned on fully. The window was tightly closed. The body was fully clothed. Bead Five Honrs. Immediately upon finding the body the secretary left the house and sum moned I if. Kitiredge, who lives on Seventeenth street, just around the corner. l>r. Kittredge came at once and after a brief examination declared the Senator -probably bad been dead about live hours. The body was found about !*:.'!(). Emergency Hospital and the police 10-adquarters were then informed. Dr. <’elien arrived shortly afterward from ! Emergency and gave the same verdict as Hr. Kittredge. Sergt. Pal O’Brien followed Dr. Cohen and after a short I inspection left, when a man detailed from Hie lbird precinct arrived. Nevitt Cilvfn Verdict. Coroner Neyitt arrived shortly alter 11 o’clock and half an hour later appeared at the doorway where he gave the verdict of suicide to the waiting newspaper men. Mr. Dundy also came out and Showed them tile note left by the Senator. Mr. Dundy could give no reason for Mr. Brandegee’s act. but intimated that the Senator had been in poor health for a number of years and that that could be the only reason he eould attribute. He said that when he left the home last night the Senator seemed to he in good spirits. Mr. Brandegee was unmarried. He leaves no living immediate relative . A sister died several years ago. Mr. Dundy took charge of the fu neral plans and announced that the burial probably would be in New* liondon. Conn., Mr. Brandegee’s birth place and home. The residence occupied here by Senator Brandt gee had been owned by him some time. • Judiciary Chairman. Senator Brandegee w*us chairman of the Senate judiciary committee and one of tlie Republican leaders on the foreign relations committee. A close personal and political friend of Sena tor Dodge, the Republican floor lead er, lie has been one of the circle of Senators who have had most to say in the conduct of Senate affairs since the Republicans regained a majority in Congress. A native of New Dotidun, where he maintained his home until his death. Senator Brandegee had risen to prominence through a succession of minor office."*, including the speakership of the Connecticut House of Repre sentatives and membership in the Na tional House of Representatives. He was 60 years old and had been in the Senate for almost 20 years. Health Was Falling. The most conspicuous part played by Mr. Brandegee in recent years was in the Deague of Nations fight. Taking a position from the start with the irreconcilable opponents of the Versailles treaty, he threw the pow'erfui weight of his forensic abil ity against the treaty and the league covenant during the long Senate de flate, and later at the Chicago Repub lican convention in 1920 was one of those irrcconcilabies who laid down before party leaders a verbal threat to leave the ranks of Republicanism unless the national platform con (Continued on Page 2, Column 4.) | DIES BY OWN HANIT ——— * ! SENATOR FRANK B. RRAN’DEGEE COOUDGE WINNER IF EAST HOLDS UP I : La Follette’s Western Claims t Discounted—Davis Now Given 178 Votes. Th ~v ig the first of two Ai.spat.chr3 | onalgzing the trend of political senti ment in the States from Illinois to the Pacific , written after a visit of David Lawrence to virtually all the States in that region in a trip txiti suming SO dags of actual investiga tion. nv DAVID LAWRENCE. MIDWEST AMERICA. October 14. Crossing th>- political divide from the agricultural West to the industrial East, with three weeks of the cam paign still ahead, the territory left behind may yet show some changes here and there, but fundamentally the lines of battle are drawn and the tide of prejudice or favor, a£ the case may be. has set in. l-’our conclusions, however, can be drawn at this time without muen expectation on the part of the writer that subsequent developments In tne 1 Western area will upset his analysis. | First, Senator Robert M. Da Foliette iias not been and will not be the de- ; cisive factor in the coming election 1 so far as the West is concerned. May Nut Equal Roosevelt. Second, the electoral vote of 1-a | Foliette will be less than that ot i Col. Roosevelt in 1912. when lie ■ polled 88 electoral votes. Third. In several States. Da Foliette j has taken away so many Democratic j votes that he is in effect the ally of President Coolidge because Cooiidge i pluralities seem certain to result from j the big defection of Democrats to the , third party ticket. Fourth. Da Foliette will not gel enough votes to throw the election in (he House of Representatives for de cision unless John W. Davis shows a greater strength than President Coo lidge in the principal Eastern States. In that case, in all probability the drift in the direction of Davis would \ insure not merely a deadlock but a | Democratic victory, because the East, i as a rule, is not spotty but general- j ly of the same political mind. Davis Not Sure of Went. Giving John W. Davis the 51 votes | of the normally Democratic States. : which mean Arizona. Oklahoma. Ten- | nossee, Kentucky and Mary land, in | addition to the 127 electoral votes obtained by Gov. Cox in 1920 from | the solid South, the total for Davis ! is 178. j Now there are no States in the ■ West of which Davis can feel abso- | lutely sure. Or are there any West ern States, with possibly two excep tions—Wisconsin and North Dakota— of which Da Foliette can feel sure. But assuming that Da Foliette were i to be given all the States in which j he is running second, these would be | lowa, Minnesota. Montana, Nebraska, j Wyoming, and they make with Wis- : cousin and North Dakota only 58 i electoral votes. Adding these 58 to j the 178 for Davis, the total is 236 ' which may be called the non-Coolidge j vote. This leaves 295 votes, and if i Coolidge could get all of them he would win. as 266 is the majority of the electoral college of 531. What are the States which make up that 295? „. Some, like California and Oregon and Colorado,, tire typical of the Western strength of President Coolidge, and some, like Pennsylvania and Massachu- j setts and Maine, are the rock-ribbed | Republican areas. What concerns the analyst is the doubtful States, or, to put it in another way, those States on which the Democrats this time pin their hopes. These are Indiana. 15; New Jersey. 14; New York, 45; Ohio, 24, and West Virginia.'S. Os these, 106 votes, Presi dent Coolidge must carry all but 29- If he loses those 29 to Davis, the elec tion would be thrown into the House of Representatives, because even if all the 29 went to Davis they would not be enough with his 178 to make the neces sary 266. If he lost them to La Foi lette it would still mean a deadlock, because no one of the three candidates would have a majority'. All this would seem to indicate a close result, but it must not be for gotten that, at the outset of this dispatch, the writer assumed for pur poses of analysis that La Foliette might get a maximum of 58 votes in the West. That was the general opinion in the East when this corre spondent began his tour. It was not found to be true on actual investiga tion. For the 58 votes ape imaginary, and while the popular vote for Da Foliette will be large, this writer would not be surprised if the Wisconsin Senator carried only Wisconsin and North Dakota and these States by a close squeeze. So the situation would appear to be 178 votes for Davis plus about 30 for I.a Foliette, making 208 non- Coolldge votes reasonably certain’. This leaves 323 possible votes for President Coolidge. Now, the President can lose 56 votes and still win. Will he? The answer is not to be found in the West but in the East. iCowright, 1934. J . . <’ • %hc Mtomim Skf. V J V V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION LA FOLLETTE STIRS MISSOURIANS WITH HIS OLD-TIME FIRE Promise to End Economic Bondage Loudty Acclaimed in Kansas City. SENATOR ATTACKS DAVIS ' AS WELL AS COOLIDGE | German Voters, Bugaboo of the ' G. 0. P., Hear Strong Attack on Versailles Treaty. IIV C. GOULD LINCOLN. Staff Correspondent of The Star. | KANSAS CITY, Mo., October 14. I Launched at last in tlid “world scries” |of American politics after years of j service in the “major league” of that I great game, with the White House I his goal. Senator Robert M. La Fol | lette is making his bid for the farmer ! vote of the groat States west of the Mississippi. | For upward of a quarter of a een i tury he has struggled toward the | leadership of the Progressives. In 1 1012 the “pennant" of the Progressives seemed to be within his grasp. But j lie was turned back. A dominating figure, whether you agree with his ideas or not —Senator Da Foliette held enthralled here last night an audience that filled to ca pacity the theater in which ho spoke. Ho continues his appeal to the people of Missouri in an address at St. Louis tonight. He was not speaking merely to the 2,fH)u persons who crowded the theater here. By radio his message was transmitted to thousands of farmers in Kansas. Oklahoma and Nebraska. Crowd Rear* Approval. To these farmers, who have suffered by reason of the depression in agri culture. many of them to the extent of bankruptcy. Senator Da Foliette held up for rending the financiers, hankers, the commission niofi and the railroads. The “economic bondage" of the Amer ican people was the text of his ad dress. He promised freedom "when I am elected ITesidenl of the I'nited States." and the crowd roared its ap proval. The throng that came to hear him was made up largely of the work ing people in the humbler walks of life, but all who came had paid from 25 cents to $1 for admission. During the meeting the u ual col lection was taken up amounting to more than $1,200 though, as I have said. 2,000 men and women were all the'- hall would hold. Some were in their’shirt sleeves, some without collars, but they were heart and soul with Iwi Foliette. For an hour anti a half the veteran Senator hurled figures at, theirs in his discussion of “economic bondage," from which he declared the people are suffering. Figures and more fig ures—which would have sent crowds away in boredom had they been de livered by an ordinary speaker. But the crowd hung on his words. They cheered and groaned and sighed when he told of the huge percentages which had been demanded by banks for loans—“not of the banks’ money, but of the money of the depositors, the people.” Hits Federal Renerve Plan. He held up to them the federal reserve system as a heinous organi zation. oontrolled by the big inter mits. He UP and shook it (Continued on Page 19. Column's.) HOLD SPECIAL TRAIN WHILE PRINCE DANCES Wales Goes to Detroit to Be Guest for Day of Henry Ford. By the Associated Tress. CHICAGO, October 14.—After de laying his departure three hours to dance with nearly all of threescore women at an exclusive dinner party at the Saddle and Cycle Club, the Prince of Wales left for Detroit on a special train at 3:30 a.rn. today. Smiling and affable, but tired after nearly 20 hours of constant activity, the heir to the British throne was driven directly from the club to the private car of Sir Henry Thornton, president of the Grand Trunk Rail way. attached to the special, which had been held at the prince’s request. The prince’s progress throughout the city was hailed w-ith outbursts of enthusiasm that several times threat ened to overwhelm him and his hosts. Once surging crowds at the Field Museum brushed aside police lines and the prince’s party was pushed and jostled. In the melee the prince himself picked up a small boy and saved him from being trampled. The program for the prince’s visit to Detroit, at his request, has not been announced, further than that he will be the guest of Henry Ford dur ing his stay there. He is expected to go from Detroit to Toronto, Ontario. LANGLEY RETRIAL PLEA COMES UP IN COURT SOON Representative From Kentucky Out on $5,000 Bond After Con viction in Liquor Case. By the Associated Press. MAYVILDE, Ky„ October 14.—Ar guments on the motions for new trials for John W. Langley, Repub lican Representative from the tenth Kentucky district, and Milton Dip schutz. South Philadelphia liquor dealer, were at the tqp of the calen dar in Federal Court here today be fore Judge A. M. J. Cochran, who in May sentenced Langley and Lio schutz to two years’ Imprisonment for*consplracy to cell and transport liquor illegally. The Representative and the liquor dealer were convicted by a jury in Federal Court In Covington and, after sentence was passed, ’filed motions for a new trial. Thrfjr were released under bond pending the hearing, Langley's bond oeing fixed at $5,000. I M. E. Huth of Alliance, Ohio, an-1 Walter B. Carey of Canton, Ohio, also were sentenced to like terms of im prisonment at the same time, after they had changed their pleas of not guilty to guilty. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14. 1924-FIFTY PAGES. 1 ASd what i£3|rTHEY'RE; —— ' ■~=~7 JfnSSt r 5 ■"'Ko BODIES OF ARCTIC EXPLORERS FOUND ABOUT 10-YEAR-OLD CAMP Skeletons of Four Men on Gale Sicept IleraUl island Prove To Be Scientists of f.ost Karluk. Stefnnsson’s 111-Fated Ship. nv D. M. BE ROT HD A IK. Spprinl Correspondent of Tin* Star and the I North Amor join Newspaper Alliance on , Wransell Island Expedition. NOMK, Alaska. October 11—The j skeletons of four men. scattered j about the ashes of their last camp- ! (ire, built ten years ag<>, have been i discovered on the pale-swept shores: of !<>aely Herald Island in the Arctic} <>cean by the schooner Herman ex-} pedition. which arrived here today.’ Overcome by an Arctic storm, while i they slept in their well-munitioned | camp, with ample food stocks sur- j rounding them. hr. Allisler Forbes' Mackay and James Murray, British } scientists; Henri Beuchat. eminent I French anthropologist, and S. Stanley Morris, American or Canadian sailor, j all survivors of the wreck of th<* j Karluk. Vilhjalmur Stefansson's ex- I ploratlon ship, perished in what until j EAGER INVESTORS TAKE GERMAN LOAN ■-- ■ $110,000,000 Bond Issue: Oversubscribed 12 Minutes i After Being Offered. i By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, October U.—Sub scription books for America's sllO,- 000,00# portion of the $200,000,000 German loan were opened at 10 j o’clock this morning, and closed 12 minutes later with an indicated heavy oversubscription. The first sale of the new German bonds on the New York Stock Ex change was a lot of $.1,000 at 91%. or j 2% above the offering price. The J next sale wa,s SIO,OOO worth at iM', ' So great was the demand for the j German bonds that several large in vestment houses were compelled to decline to take any more subscrip- j tions because their allotment of the j loan had been sold. Murk Trading in lionds. In the first 15 minutes of trading approximately $330,000 worth of the bonds changed hands on tlie New York Stock Exchange at prices ranging between 94-}* and 92 %, as against the offering price of 92, Simultaneously with the .announce ment by the Morgan syndicate that the bonds were ready. Mayor Hylan wrote his third letter to President Coolidge relative' to the loan, again calling upon the President to inform the investing public whether or not the word of the bankers was the only assurance investors had of the ulti mate collection of the moneys. As serting there were hints in the state ments of the hankers indicating that arms might be used to collect the debt if necessary. Mayor Hylan ques tioned the readiness of the allies to go to war to collect American money for American Investors, and asked If our own armed forces would be used. New Corporation Formed. AnoNier development in connection with the German loan was the an nouncement of the formation of a new corporation to be known as the American and Continental Corpora tion with an Initial subscribed capi tal of $10,000,000 for the purpose of making American capital available for Industrial enterprises in Europe. The new corporation was formed un der the auspices of the International Acceptance Hank, Inc., and Kuhn, Bocb & Co., with Dillon, Held * Co., and associates. The authorized capital of the cor poration will exceed |2B.noo.ona and its chief centers of operations will be in Germany, It was said. SMITH OPENS TOUR. Will Speak in Oneonta Tonight ns . Stump Trip Begins. ALBANY, N. V„ October 14.—Gov. Smith today begins a stump speaking campaign seeking re-election. Re covered partially at least from the rheumatism which compelled cancel lation of his speaking campaign in New England in support of John W. Davie, the governor will leave this afternoon for Oneonta, where he will make an address tonight. He will continue on the stump up state next week. W ......... j today, has been regarded ns one of i the most mysterious tragedies of the | Arctic. Mackay, Murray. Beuchat and Mor • ris w.re members of Stefansson's | Canadian government Arctic expedi : ibm. who. after the wreck of the i Karluk. took fortune in their own | hand and left the other survivors. ■ who were camped on the ice, under I the command of C'apt. Bob Bartlett, i They were last seen making their way across the pack toward Wrangell Island One of Bartlett’s advance 1 parlies, returning to the Karluk } camp. encountered them fighting ! their way. step by step. Morris, al ' thougsh suffering from tdood poison } ing. was with the two scientists | Beuchat. his hands and feet frozen. wa . a mile behind. This was the last I seen or heard of any of these vic j tims of ih.- 1914 tragedy until Cajit. i Bane's party, of which I was a mcm i (Continued on Rage 4, Column 1.) I REPORT MEXICANS IN BLOODY CLASH More Than Hundred Killed or i Wounded in Political Row, Dispatches State. i V i ' By the Associated Press. MEXICO CITY, October 14.—A bloody clash between political factions at Tuxtla Gutierrez on Sunday, in which more j than a hundred persons are said to have been killed or wounded, is reported in press dispatches. The Mexican war de partment confirms-the news of the fight, but is giving out no details. The press dispatches say the trouble i began when supporters of Gen. Carlos j Vidal, governor-elect of Chiapias, organ ' ized a demonstration for his reception, I a large crowd gathering at the railway station. Upon Gen. Vidal's arrival a | score of shots were fired into the crowd, i allegedly by supporters of Ramirez j Corzo. the defeated gubernatorial candi i date. The volley caused many fatalities, i among them women and children, it is declared. Federal troops rushed to the scene were received with shots by the alleged Ramirez supporters, who had taken a stand in the government building. This building was captured by the troops aft er a short encounter. All persons found inside were arrested. The dispatches state that the streets of the city at the scene of the encounter were srewn with dead and wounded. Two of Gen. Vidal's aides were reported to have been among those killed. / NEW MOVIE COMBINATION RUMORED IN HOLLYWOOD Douglas Fairbanks Admits Nego tiations Are Under Way With . Joseph Schenck. By the Ansooiated Press. BOS ANGEI.ES, October 14.—Ru mors of a new merger in the motion picture .Industry gained support here today ih an admission by Douglas Fairbanks that United Artists, an or ganization including him, Mary Pick ford and Charles Chaplin, had been negotiating with Joseph Schenck, producer, concerning the feasibility of a film crynbine involving the United Artists, Schenck and others. The actor-producer did rot reveal whether any definite agreement had been reached. RAISE AMERICAN FLAG OVER HERALD ISLAND Stars and Stripes Hoisted on Arctic Land 40 Miles East of Wrangell. n.r the Associated Pre«s. NOME. Alaska, October 14.—Since Russia hoisted her flag over Wrangell island, in the Arctic Ocean north of Siberia, August 20. the Stars and Stripes have been, run up on Herald Island, a smaller body of land, 40 miles east, it was learned here today. DISTRICIHEADS PLEADEOR FUNDS Commissioners Argue With Budget Officials to Maintain Budget Requests. The District Commissioners wont before the bureau of budget today in an effort to obtain more liberal al lowances in the next District appro priation bill for new school houses, for increasing the city’s water sup ply. purchase of parks and similar projects for the upbuilding of the National Capita!. The city heads, assisted by their subordinates, expect to spend several days in testifying in support of their request for a budget of $36,500,000 for next year. The budget bureau has fixed a ten tative limit of $31,551,505 on District estimates, hut has conceded the Com missioners the opportunity of argu ing for the additional $5,000,000. w hich the tit}' fathers regard as essential. This $5,000,000 list of supplemental items is understood to include about $500,000 for school building in addi tion to school construction work left in the rr-gular estimates. $ I .•00.000 for Water (oread it. tine of tile largest items in the sup plemental."- is $1,000,000 for speeding up work on the new water conduit from Great Falls to relieve the strain on the single pipe line which now conveys all of the water for the Dis trict of Columbia. There is slightly less than $1,000,000 for the water conduit in the regular estimates. If the supplemental request is granted there would be nearly $2,000,000 avail able for continuing work on the con duit next year. Several new buildings at the Gallin ger Hospital, a fireproof structure for the recorder of deeds and two new police stations also arc being asked for in the supplemental list. An equally important item in the budget is the request for nearly $1,000.- 000 for the National Capital Park Com mission to begin the execution of its plan for the enlargement of the. park system of the city. This park item'is said to he divided between the regular and supplemental lists. Bay Increase Raises Amount. The estimates for next year reach an aggregate far above those of last year, but since then polk-e, firemen, school teachers and other employes have been granted pay increases aggregating more than $2,500,000, so that all of the in crease does not represent new construc tion work. Those who went to the Budget Bureau today were Commissioners Rudolph, Oyster and Bell and Maj. Daniel J. Donovan, auditor. Various department heads will be called to explain the de tails of their respective estimates. SWEDISH PREMIER OUT. By the Associated Press. LONDON, October 14.—An Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen stated that the Swedish government, headed by Premier Ernst Trygger, has resigned. Although few changes were made in the standing of the parties at the recent elections, the defeat of the government's defense measures is be lieved to have caused the resignation of the present ministry. Drastic Safety Measures Taken To Prevent Explosion of ZR-3 By the Associated Tress. DAKEHURST. N. J., October 14. Drastic safeguards against possible inflammation and explosion of the hydrogen inflated ZR-3 went into force at this station, at orders of Acting Comdr. M. R. Pierce today. From now until the giant dirig ible arrives and can be emptied of the treacherous gas, every lesson taught by the tragic fates of her predecessors, the R-38, the Roma and the Dixmude, will be kept in mind by every man on Lakehursl Field. When the ZR-3’s 2,500,000 cubic feel of hydrogen are let into the air and the capacious chambers between her ribs arc refilled witli non-explosive helium such as floats the Shenandoah, the safety pre cautions will remain rigidly in force. “Use only air-lock doors for com munication between shops and hangar floor," said the placard of orders Acting Comdr. Pierce dis tributed among his personnel and posted throughout the field. “No smoking by anybody on landing field while ZR-S is on the field. No smoking anywhere with Geologist Reports Big Coal Deposits In Arctic Alaska Hy the AsHoriatcd Piess. SEATTLE, Wash., October 14. Discovery of vast deposits of coal within the Arctic Circle, in Alaska, was reported by Dr. Philip S. Smith of Washington, D. C., geologist of the United States Geological Sur vey, who returned here yesterday. ."The foothills and great valleys Just north of the Endicott range, which forms the divide between the Yukon Jtiver and the Arctic Ocean, contain some of the great est bodies of coal on the conti nent," said Dr. Smith. "It is fur ther proof that Alaska in past ages had a temperate, if not a sub tropical, climate. At present there Is no vegetation in that region suitable for forming coal.” The country surveyed is included In the United States Navy petro leum reserve No. 4, which embraces a territory about tiie size of New York Stale. SAY TONG PLANNED MACHjNEGUN WAR Police Declare Pitched Battle on Pennsylvania Avenue Was Contemplated. Amazing revelations tending to in dicate that a great climactic battle of the nationally warring Chinese Hip | Sing and On Lcong tongs was about I to be launched in Washington’s China j town, w ith the United States Capitol j as a background and historic I’enn | sylvania avenue as the battleground. | have been unearthed by the police department. Even blase headquarters detectives were astounded when they learned that members of one of the incensed factions had gone so far in their preparations as to negotiate for the acquisition of regulation machine guns and ammunition, in addition to arming themselves secretly with au tomatics and other deadly weapons. Prompt action by Maj. Daniel Sul livan, chief of police, and in spector Clifford K Grant, chief of detectives. 1 is believed to have frustrated, at least for the time being, one of the most gruesome Oriental feuds ever enact ed in this country, and planned with the National Capital as a stage. Police Are Silent. The police, for obvious reasons, were reticent in disclosing details of the plotting in Washington’s color ful Chinese ; ection on lower Penn sylvania avenue and they refused to divulge with whom the Chinese were making negotiations for the machine guns. "All T can say is that one of the tongs was negotiating for the guns with certain parlies when the police stepped in and took a hand." Inspector Grant said today. “We believe we have nipped the uprising in the bud. and we are not going to cease our investigation of the whole business until we have run every angle down. I went personally into the tong district yesterday awl told those fellows plainly that if there was going to be any shooting around here the Po lice Department was going to do it." j All Appears Quiet. Meanwhile all appeared tranquil on the surface in Chinatown today, with scarcely a ripple to indicate the tur bulency that had threatened Sundav to develop into a whirlpool of un der-cover warfare. Alert police, detectives and Federal immigration authorities continued to scan the local “China Sea," however, cognizant of the fact that these tides , of Oriental bloodshed ofttimes reach a crest without a heralding sign to : warn those on the lookout. Withal there was a marked air of tension hovering over the 300 block of the Avenue. Chinese stores, ordi narily wide open to customers, kept their doors closed and their inner lights dimmed. Tongmen stood at the 1 doors to let in persons they kt ew and keep out undesirables, a police man strolled up and down in front of the headquarters of the two tongs and nodded now and then to those who passed silently into the portals of the two buildings, only several doors apart. The On Leong Tong, embbracing the more prosperous of the local Chinese 1 business men. and said to be led by Charlie Soo. proprietor of a Ninth I street restaurant, advertised its head- i quarters to the public with an otlrac- ' live sign: "On Leong Merchants’ As- i soeiation." The sign was over the i doorway at 335 Pennsylvania avenue. 1 The opposing clan's headquarters, re- j puted to be In a dingy-looking im- 1 porting establishment at 325, five | doors away, bore no sign to indicate I that it was other than a Chinese im- ! porters’ office. Here'the Hip Sing i group, headed by George P. Lee, is i said to hold sway. Rlnine Each Other. The factions blame each other for I the trouble in this city. Soo is so fearful of his life that he asked that a policeman be put on guard night (Continued on Page 2, CoTumrT 6.7 in hangar, shops or offices opening into hangar. ‘No automobile nor airplane to enter hangar. Aircraft engines not to run in hangar until satisfac tory ventilation has been provided. “Flashlights not to be used in hangar. Uastight miners’ lamps wiH be permitted. "No one will go aloft except when wearing rubber shoes. Men going aloft are cautioned of dang er of sparks from tools." The acting commander of the field, upon whom will rest respon sibility for the safety of the ZU-3 and her crew from the time she lands, ordered further that there be put out of commission at once: “The radio compass house, over head cranes, all inside hangar mo tors, elevator buzzers, and lights, floor light circuits, starting equip ment for helium deflation motor, radio compass, electric leads, gas oline tank lights." Even the fire warden's telephone was ordered out of commission as a safeguard against sparks, fric tion or electricity that might pen etrate the flimsy covering of the dirigible and set off the devastat ing force of her hydrogen con tent. “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. Yesterday’s Circulation, 97,230 ZR-3,IJD MILES AWAY, DUE IN U. S. EARLYTOMORROW Tour of Atlantic Coast Be fore Landing at Lakehurst Includes D. C. WIND EARLY TODAY CUT ITS SPEED TO 25 KNOTS Dirigible Then Hits Stride at 75 Miles an Hour. With Favor ing Air Current. i Ity I lie Associated Press NEW TORE. October 11 —Ov,-. coming a potential weather handicap which threatened unduly to delay h< r transatlantic passage, the dirigible ZR-3, voyaging from Priedrichshafen to I-akehurst, was speeding along the i ocean air lane toward the New j Jersey coast at noon today at the j rate of 75 miles an hour. At that I lime she was approximately l,3Cu 1 rniles from her destination. Mainte j nance of the same speed would bring | her to Lakehurst early tomorrow Refore dawn today the message:# from the big Zeppelin-built craft in dicated she was plowing along to ward the North American continent l at approximately 65 miles an hour j At 8 a m. Eastern standard time, how - 'ever, she apparently was encounter ling weather troubles in the shape e* I a strong southwest wind, which was i holding her up seriously, the rate of her progress having dropped to jno more than 25 miles an hour. Sh. - I was then approximately 1.500 milts 'from Lakehurst and almost due eat I | of that point. | Within a brief period, however, the dirigible seems to have shak-n off i the blow, or possibly to have found ,t | favoring current, for the next three I hours she had progresed some 20« ; miles and was traveling at a 75-mile I pace. She had worked slightly to j the north of her former position, bur - still was not in any marked degr- • ; out of the airline course for her goai. PREDICTS VISIT TO D. C. Capt. Heinen Says Airship Will Arrive Tomorrow. By t’i* Pro??. LAKEHURST, N. J.. October 14.-- '"apt. Anton Heinen, who took the 'Shenandoah on her maiden Uigur, j and K. W. Von Meister. American ; representative of tHe Meijvach Motor !<‘o., declared today upon arriving i here to await the coming of the Zlt-3 ■ that they had definite information she would make a considerable tour of Atlantic coast cities before land ing here. "The ZR-3 will reach the American i coast ,in the early hours tomorrow ; morning." said Capt. Heinen. "Sne is 1 headed for New York She will pass over that city, probably Philadelphia. Baltimore, Washington and intervening I cities and will return here to laud just before dusk tomorrow night. Experts >ew Record. Capt. Heinen declared he was con vinced the dirigible was running on three motors according to plan, and that before she berthed here she would total more than 5.000 miles, thus breaking the record of 3.750 miles made during a wartime inva sion of enemy territory by the Ger man Zeppelin L-59. Capt. Heinen declared he had in timate knowledge of the plans of the Zeppelin Company and of Dr. Hugo Eckener, president and com mander of the Zeppelin on this flight. His statements were corroborated by Mr. Von Meister. here in the interests of the German corporation which manufactured the motors carried by the ZR-3. tlr Park All Heady. This huge air park, destined home of the ZR-3. was ordered under emer gency regime at 12 noon today. Its 28 officers and 400 sailors and marines were on their toes at dawn however. Word had Hashed over the field during the night that direct com munication had been established with the big dirigible and that all was well with her. ami that she might be ex pected late tonight or early tomor row morning. So this morning there began in earnest all the maneuvering of para phernalia and personnel which has been rehearsed long and often. Whir ring motors slid open and shut the ponderous doors of the high-domed guest room which awaits the visitor. Signals Again Inspected. . Landing signals were inspected again and loaded up on trucks, ready for quick transportation to the set tling spot field aerologists may des ignate for the big bag when it pokes a cautious nose over the horizon. White canvas letters of heroic proportions there were, to be laid out facing skyward if the landing was by day: and rolls of electric lights for similar disposition if the ship came in at night. Out of the dim vastness of the hangar and into the sunlight were wheeled a Marlin bomber and a DH-4 observation plane, big craft of their kind, that had looked like flies as thev squatted overnight on the floor of the ZR-3's destined guest chamber. I'lanes Ready to Aid. These planes are on special duty here. They will be fueled and kept at the taking-off line ready to dash seaward on a moment’s notice if the dirigible should meet any emergency as it nears the end of its long pil grimage. “Bachelors’ Barracks." the officers mess, was ablaze with electricity throughout the night. A jazz orches tra manned by lieutenants, captains and even lieutenant commanders, was doing its stuff, when at 9:55 p.m. news was flashed that the station communications tower had for the first time picked up a faint flash of wireless code from the great bag thai glided hither from over the sea. “V-Nerm" was ail of the message this station was able to catch. But it was ’enough to send banjoes and saxes a-flying in all directions. From that time on every officer and man. from Acting Comdr. Maurice I*. Fierce and Acting Executive Officei Joseph M. Deemdown hovered near telephones and told of the increas ingly distinct messages that passed from the ship in air to the ships of the sea. “V” (from) "Nerm" (ZK-3) that (Continued on Rage 3, Column 4.) Radio Programs—Page 38. TWO CENTS.