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REV. iH NELMS, ft DIES ATWOODS! Prominent Episcopal Clergy man Succumbs to Two- Week Illness. Rev. Dr. J. Henning Nelms. 6' years old, rector of the Grace Epis copal Church, at Woodside, Md., and in charge of the Silver Spring parish of the Episcopal Church, died at his residence at Woodside, Md.. last night. Dr. Nelms was taken ill about two weeks ago and had bean con fined in lied since last Sunday. Dr. Nelms had lona been promi nent as a minister both in the Dis trict of Columbia and Maryland. He had also aained much prominence as an attorney In Maryland, Virginia and Kentucky prior to his ordina tion. , Horn in Isle of Wight County, Va.. May 2. 1839, he received his early education there. He was the son of the late George Thomas Nelms and Mrs. Alexlna Virginia Naims. His mother before her marriage was a Miss Darden. Dr. Nelms attended the l*iw School at the University of Vir ginia and later was graduated in law at Richmond College, now known as the University of Rich mond. He was admitted to tho bgr at the age of twenty-one years. He practiced law for eighteen years. During this time he held both llie positions of judge and common wealth attorney. He first studied for the ministry at Bishop’s College, Len noxville, Quebec, Canada. Called to Cathedral. In 1904, a month before he was or dained. he was called to accept the position of dean of tho cathedral in Omaha. Xch. He was ordained by the Lord Bishop of Quebec, and later ac cepted a call to St. Matthew’s Epis copal Church at Philadelphia, where he was rector for three years. Prior to this he had been officially ordained a deacon in 1903. Dr. Nelms was called to this city in 1907 by Bishop Satterleer to he dean of the latter’s pro-cathodral, now the Church of the Ascension. He remained rector of the latter church until 1920, when ill health forced him to resign. He then visited Florida and other places for his health. In 1922 he became rector of Grace Church, Woodside, Md.. where he re manied until his illness. At Sliver Spring he opened volun tarily a mission that has been con tinued through contributions. It has filled a much needed want in that community. Dr. Nelms also had opened a Sunday school at Silver Spring, which he conducted every Sunday afternoon. He was one of the 10 canons of the Washington Ca thedral. Dr. Nelms was married to Miss Mary Rosalie Cunningham in the Church of the Epiphany, this city, in 1887. He is survived by his widow, a son, Henning C. Nelms, a practicing attorney here, ami two brothers, W. J. Nelms, an attorney of Newport News. Va., and Bernard Nelms of Fort Worth, Fla. Funeral services will he conducted in the Bethlehem Chapel of the Na tional Cathedral on Wisconsin ave nue Monday night at 8 o’clock. The clergy of ttie Episcopal Church in the Washington diocese will a attend the services. MOTHERS’ PENSION MEETING IS CALLED Council Asks Interested Persons Attend Session to Discuss Measure Monday. Preliminary to efforts in the com ing session of Congress to get a pen sion bill passed for mothers in the District of Columbia, which would enable them to care for dependent children in their own homes, the Mothers’ Council has arranged for a public meeting Monday evening, Oc tober 20, at 8 o’clock, in Washington Hall, Pennsylvania avenue and Third street southeast. The hill is now pending in Con gress, having been introduced by Senator Ball and Representative Stuart F. Reed, chairmen, respective ly. of the Senate and House commit tees on the District of Columbia leg islation. This bill drafted for the Mothers’ Council is the only moth ers' pension bill thus far Introduced. The council has been having a house-to-house survey made during the Summer just passed and the offi cers claim that they will be able to impress members of Congress with the need for this legislation. The bill asks for an appropriation of SIOO,OOO, and its sponsors claim that this will save the Government $200,- 000. because the care of dependent children is now costing approximate ly $300,000 of public funds. Mrs. Ij. M. Clements, Congressional Hotel, is president of the Mothers’ Council; Mrs. George Pardee is sec retary and Mrs. C. F. Winters Is legislative representative. The program for the open meeting Monday night includes speakers on the following subjects concerning children—the home, the school, juve nile delinquency and juvenile law. The Mothers’ Council is a non-sec tarian, non-partisan organization. AMERICAN SEIZED, RED FLAG RAISED ON WRANGELL ISLE (Continued from First Page.) cuing a party of four explorers ma rooned there several years. When the camp was found only an Eskimo woman remained alive. The Department of State refused to become excited or alarmed today over news dispatches from Nome stating that a Soviet government cutter had removed a number of colonists from Wrangell Island, an American pos session, “presumably by force." Since 1923 Wells has been waiting on the desolate little island with a number of Eskimos to be rescued. Rather than being dragged from the place by foreign seamen, officials here are Inclined to believe he hailed the vessel and probably begged to be started back toward civilization. This woman was removed, but for some reason unknown to the State Department Wells was left on Wrangell Island with a number of Eskimos, with a promise that a ship would be sent for him during the past Summer. That was in 1923. Thi res cue vessel was never sent to his relief and the department is inclirted to be lieve the Soviet vessel happened at the island at a very opportune timo for Weils. Previous dispatches of the occur rence had been received from Nome some days ago. which gave alarming reports. When the situ ation was looked up. however, of cials werp inclined to minimize re ports of duress on the part of the Russian seamen, but the department is in quest of further details on the situation before committing itself to public expression of opinion. It was pointed out also that there la considerable question as to whether Welle Is an American citizen. If be Succumbs to Illness REV. J. IIEtfMNG NELMS. TWO WOMEN CLERKS ADMITTED TO BAR Law Courses Completed While Working 1 in Veterans’ Bureau. 47 Men Accepted. Two young women clerks from the Veterans’ Bureau and another from the adjutant general's office of the War Department were admitted to day to the practice of law before the District Supreme Court on mo tion of Attorney John Paul Earnest, j chairman of the examining commit- I tee. Mr. Earnest also moved the ad- I mission of 47 young men who passed j successfully the recent bar exam in a- I tion. Miss Grace Fidelis Smith of Chi cago, 111., has the distinction of be | ing the first woman to bo admitted from the Y. M. C. A. College of Law [ after taking a full term there. She i came to Washington six years ago to enter the War Risk Bureau and has remained with the Veterans’ Bureau. Miss Virginia Margaret Teeters of Steubenville, Ohio, worker for the Na tional Woman's party, came to Wanh -1 ington six years ago and. joined the j clerical force of the War Risk Bureau She still remains with the Veterans’ Bureau. Miss Teeters took her law course at National University. Miss J. Patricia Sullivan is a na tive Washingtonian. She studied law at George Washington University and is in the employ of the adjutant gen eral of the Army. The 47 new lawyers include: Ber nard L. Walsh. Michigan: Samuel Ostrolenk. New York; David Schles inger. Iowa: George A. Shaw, Rhode Island; Joseph E. Sheehy. Connecti cut; Janies C. Shanholtzer, West \ ir ginia; Jeremiah J. Sheehan. District of Columbia; F. Bascom Smith, Dis trict of Columbia; Stanley P. Smith, Michigan: Orlando W. Stone. Pennsyl vania; A, F. E, Scheer, Iowa; Paul J. Sedgwick, District of Columbia; Henry A. Schweinhaut. District of Columbia: Dan J. Sheehan. New Jer sey; Joseph L. Spilman. District of Columbia; Ignatius L. Stormont. Dis trict of Columbia; Raymond H. Shafer, New York; Leo Clark Schil der. District of Columbia: Henry P. Seannell. Massachusetts; Sam A. San born. Florida; L. Seth Schnltman, Connecticut. Howard Knott Shaw. New Jersey; Louis H. Towles, District of Colum bia: Richard H. Tebbs. jr., Virginia; Elton B. Taylor, District of Columbia; Francis Trotfier. Utah; Edmund M. Toland, Massachusetts; Frederick A. Thuct. District of Columbia; William Thomas, West Virginia;! Henry Te min. District of Columbia: Henry Seely Thomas. Pennsylvania; John W. Vessels, Kentucky; Harvey H. Wil kinson. Kentucky; William A. Wag ner, Pennsylvania; Robert D. Wise, District of Columbia; J. Butler Walsh. District of Columbia, Leo A. Walshe, District of Columbia; Edmund S. Whitson. District of Columbia; George Milton Wolcott. Wisconsin; John Wattawa, Wisconsin; James H. Yeat man, Virginia: Samuel Robert Young, jr., Mississippi: Hugo A. Kemman. Iowa; James M. Burke. Connecticut; Walter Raubor. District of Columbia; William R. Morris, District of Colum bia; Gustave Miller, Connecticut Policeman Asks Damages. John Nicola, a policeman, today filed suit in the District Supreme Court to recover J 50.000 damages from J. W. Estes, dairyman at 652 F street northeast, for alleged per sonal injuries. Nicola says he was riding his motor cycle near First street and Rhode Island avenue northwest when a motor truck of the defendant collided with him, inflict ing permanent injuries. He is repre sented by Attorney T. Morris Wam pler. is not. he could not be regarded in the light of an American colonist, and any force used by the Soviet officers would have been directed against his government rather than the United StAtCS A few months ago Stefanssen trans ferred his hunting and fishing rights in the island, which he ascertained were based on discovery- and occupa tion, to Lumen brothers, known as the “reindeer kings” of Alaska. The Herman, dispatched in the interest of the Lomen brothers and for (he re lief of Wells and the Eskimos, was commanded by C&pt. Louis Lane of San Francisco. On his departure OapL I-ane announced his intentions of raising the American flag on the island. This incident directed the close attention of the American State Department to the Island, and de velopments have been closely watched. Prom the beginning, the Russian government was alert in asserting its rights. On August 22. 1923, when Steffansen was making claim in be half of Great Britain, Tchitcherin hand ed to the British agent In Moscow a memorandum, in which he reviewed the Russian claims. This note, which came to light today for the first time, and never before has been published in America, was, in part, as follows. Meld Part of Ru*»ia. “The government of the Union"* of Socialist Republics finds it necessary to state that it regards tho Isle of Wrangell as an Integral part of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics. “The Isle of Wrangel was officially incorporated as Russian territory and the Russian flag raised thereon by an expedition organized by the Rus sian government and led by Lieut. Wrangel in 1821-24. Russian sov ereign rights to the island have never been questioned by any other gov ernment, and it has been generally looked upon as Russian territory. In the year 1910 the Russian hydro graphic expedition made measure ments around the island and built thereon an iron navigation pyramid for the guidance of ships, seeking entrance to the southwest part of the island, this pyramid being the first and only efeclon on the Island. "Finally, In September, 1916, the Russian government notified all the allied and neutral governments that the Isle of Wrangell, together With other Islands and territories adjoining the coast of Siberia, constituted an Integral part of Russian territory." THE EVEXINC STAR. WASHINGTON. D. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 17, 192-1. BALKAN HORDES Hum World Ignores Folk Wander ing With 300,000 Refugees in Bulgaria Alone. BY A. >l. IIRCKER. By Cabl# *» Bt»f and riilcairo Daily News VIENNA, October 17. —In Greece, at the three-cornered frontier of Turkey, Greece and Bulgarin, the writer re cently saw 200 Moslems being de ported from Greece to Turkey, their fezes and turbans bowed to the ground as they bore their entire be longings upon their ■ backs, walking through the night to the train. They were on their way to exile, torn front the tobacco farms where they ami their families had lived for centuries. In Constantinople tho Turks gave the Greeks seven days to leave, after which they were deported by force. In Bulgaria there are more than 300,000 refugees. Indeed, the enforced movement of large populations In the Balkans and the Near East is assuming the proportions of a folk wandering and is entailing enormous suffering whicit seems to be unheeded by tiie world. Grenter Greece Scheme. The idea of an exchange of popula tions originated with tho scheme of a greater Greece, by which Greece] was given largely expanded frontiers. . Site is now expelling the natives to make room for the returning Greeks. Greece has 1,000,000 refugees, many of whom are young orphans, who are held in camps and refused permission to work. Turkey is receiving 370,000 Moslems from Greece because at Lausanne the Greeks gained the right to expel the Moslems instead of returning the Greeks to Turkey, in Asia Minor. Im migrant • Moslems are wandering in caravans from village to village, seeking the homes they do not find. They are dying by thousands, spend ing their last resources as they face the Winter without shelter. The Greeks are also expelling the Bulgarians from Thrace, terrorizing and shooting many of them. They are giving their bouses and fields to the immigrant Greeks. The Macedonians are also being driven from Macedonian Greece and : from Serbian Macedonia into Bulga- I riu, the refugees numbering about 110,000. Rumania is expelling the j Bulgars from Dobroudja by confiscat ing one-third of the land in order to colonize it with Rumanians. The Serbs are driving the Bulgars from Zaribrod and other northwestern sectors, so that Bulgaria has a refu gee population of over 300,000, as com pared with a total population of 4,000,- 000. The Serbs are closing the Bul gar schools and churches and forcing the Bulgars to change the termination of their names from “Off" to “Itch.” The Greeks are being aided with loans and by relief organizations, but the Turks and Bulgars are left to , their own devices. These millions of homeless people, wandering about the Balkans and the Near East, demon strate the folly statesmanship can commit, for if a firm stand had been taken at Lausanne the people would have been left in their homes, farms and shops, to work and to produce as they have done previously for cen turies. ICopyright, 1924, by Chiczgo Daily News Co.) LONG SENTENCES ISSUED BY SIDDONS Three Get Five Years for Snatch ing Pocketbook—Others Also Face Several Years. Thomas Newman, Herbert R. Cole and Graham R. Stevenson, all colored, were sent to the penitentiary for five years today by Justice Siddons in Criminal Division 1 for snatching a pocketbook from Henry Yates June 27 last. Assitant United States At torney Kelly referred to the men as “hardened criminals.” Four years in the penitentiary was the sentence given Joseph C. Barnes, colored, who broke into the apart ment of Harry L. Williams August 29 last and stole a quantity of wear ing apparel. For a similar offense, Stephen Cohen, colored, was given a term of three years in the peniten tiary. Ernest Diggs, colored, will spend two years in the penitentiary, for joy-riding. He took an automobile belonging to Raymond G. Bailey, July 21 last, without permission. Three years at the Lorton peni tentiary were imposed on James L. Ross, colored, who stole clothes from a cleaning establishment. John H. Bentley, white, was given two years in the penitentiary for joyriding, and Samuel Palmer, colored. 18 months in the penitentiary for stealing a pistol. Robert Chapman, colored, pleaded guilty to a charge of housebreaking and was released on a suspended sentence of four years. The same clemency was extended to William James, colored, charged with trying to get whisky from a drug store without a prescription. Frederick Simpson, colored, also was placed on probation for four years on a house breaking charge. CITY NEWS IN BRIEF. Kalorama Cltlaen*’ Association will meet Tuesday. 8 p.m.. In parish house, St. Margaret’s Church. Maj. Franklin Bell will speak of “District of Colum bia Budget for 1924-25 —Municipal Improvements Contemplated." By courtesy of the International As sociation of Art and Letters, an exhi bition of water color drawings of London, etc., by Capt. William Long staff, will be given by Miss Isabel Fur man at the Shaddick Studios, 1607 I street, tomorrow. Tea from 4 to 6. A debate will be held between Cam bridge University and George Wash ington University in Continental Me morial Hall Monday night at o’clock. CALF BORN,CELEBRATES, FARMER LANDS IN COURT Built Bonfire on Pennsylvania Ave nue, But Judge Is Lenient. A Beltsvllle citizen who waa arrested for celebrating the birth ot a calf by starting a bonfire on the pavement on Pennsylvania avenue night before last, was released on his personal bond today because of the “mitigating clrcum- The celebrant was Charles Be craft, 47 years old, who operates a farm near Beltsvllle. It appears that Bee raft was so highly elated over the new addition to his lit* stock that he came to town, drank tofc freely of com whisky, then started the fire. He was arrested for intoxication. “An’ besides the calf, yo nr honor, 1 got a litter of new pigs that ain’t been looked after,” he explained. In view ot these live stock tswidltlons, Judge Mattingly told Mm to hurry home and look after the new calf and fitter of pigs. He made a quick getaway. I. 5 I PROBATION OFFICER IS HANDLING $60,000 NON-SUPP FUNDS Work in Nine Years Has Grown From 100 to 435 Cases Annually for Investigation Steele Re ports——Law Proves Helpful, The work of the probation officer of the District Supreme Court dur ing the last nine years, while Amos A. Steele has held the position, has increased from 100 to 433 cases a year to he investigated, and from the handling of non-support funds of less than SIO,OOO annually to a total of SOO,OOO last year, according to Mr. Steele's annual report submitted to day to the justices of the District Supreme Court. These non-support funds were paid in by about 500 recreant husbands, mostly in weekly installments, and their distribution required bust year nearly 6,000 checks, and put the clerical force to the necessity of mak ing about 80,000 entries in handling the accounts. 127 Probation Canon. Referring to the probation work proper, Mr. Steele says; "While the 435 cases referred to the probation officer for investigation and report established a high figure for case;* considered by the office, only 127 of these wore placed on pro bation. This is the lowest percentage of investigated cases admitted to pro bation in any one year. Os the 127 placed on probation during the year, 38 were for grand larceny; 23 wore for joy-riding: 15 for forgery and uttering; 9 for assault with a dan gerous weapon, and 6 each for house breaking and larceny, false pretenses and robbery. “Tha others included violation o f the postal laws, embezzlement, etc. About 20 different offenses were represented in the list of those ad mitted to probation. Only two people were placed on probation for viola tion of the narcotic laws. The court referred to the probation officer for investigation 31 cases of violators o*' the narcotic laws. 300 Are Watched. “There are now about 400 active probationers on the list, not including those for non-support. During the year the probationary period expired in 86 cases and these were discharged from probation. “Ip the past fiscal year. 232 persons were placed on probation for non support. Upward of 400 now are regularly paying money through this HEARING ON PHONE RATEIIIS FIXED Public Utilities Commission to Consider Reduction at Session Wednesday. The I'ubllc Utilities Commission will hold a hearing in the boardroom of the District Huilding at 10 o’clock Wednesr day, November 19, to consider the re duction of rates of the Chesapeake and Uotomac Telephone Co. The commission announced the hear ing after receiving the report of E. V. Fisher, executive secretary, showing that for the 12 months ended August 31 last the company earned a return of 5.21 per cent on its valuation. The company estimated that its re turn for 12 months ending in July was 7.06 per cent, the difference being due to the fact that the commission ac countants disallowed certain charges, among which was the money spent by the company in maintaining a radio broadcasting station. According to the commission’s cal culations. the telephone company has $116,000 invested in capital account as the cost of the radio station and that the operating expense for radio was $90,000 during the 12 months ending in August. Berry Return* to City. A. E. Berry, president of the tele phone company, returned to the city this morning from West Virginia and. while he had not had time to study the figures of the commission's accountants, he staled that present telephone rates in Washington are reasonable. Mr. Berry declared he did not know what the company would do with re spect to future broadcasting if the commission decides to disallow the cost of radio aa a telephone operating expense. "1 look upon the radio station as a question of community Interest to the whole city," said Mr. Berry. “We feel It is a benefit to Washington." The commission itself will not de cide whether the radio expense should be allowed or disallowed as a charge against telephone costs until after the public hearing. The Federation of Citizens’ Asso ciations will take part in the forth coming telephone rate hearing, Wil liam McK. Clayton stated today. He poif»«d out that the federation some month? petitioned for a reduction in telephoi:* charges. Mr. Clayton in dicated that he will renew his pre vious demand t*at the depreciation fund of the company be deducted from the valuation before determin ing the rate of return This, he con tends, would make possible a further reduction in rates. LAMONT KEEPS MUM ON NEW FRENCH LOAN Returning From Abroad, Say* Europe’s Satisfactory Recov ery Is in View. Br the Associated Pr»«i. NEW YORK, October 17.—Thomas W. Ltmost, partner of J. P. Morgan, who been abroad with the finan cier, attending to details of the Ger man loan, returned to Wall street to day reticent on reports Os a loan of $150,000,000 to France, to be floated here next week. The new bonds, which It is said will be used partly to pay oft the SIOO,- 000 000 French banking credit re newed recently by J. P. Morgan & Co are expected to be offered at about 95, to yield per cent. Mr. Lament expressed the opinion that the successful flotation of the Ger man loan indicated the recovery of Europe would progress satisfactorily. “Negotiations were transacted as smoothly as possible/’ he said, “and 1 do not expect any difficulties, mmet Plans Uttwy. PARIS October 17. President Doumergue said today that the min i«try of finance wm examining the possibility of a loan with 1 fe »* tares to be Issued by the middle of next month. Rite Destroys Skip. TRIPOLO, October 17.—The Italian steamship Chprera, bound for Plume with U.OOO cases Os gasoline, was destroyed by lire yesterday. The -crew Is safe, —— • office on non-support cbarges. The total number of active probationers of tlie court, including non-support, is upward of 800. Bench warrants were issued for GO probationer* for violation of tlmir probation. About one-half of these were apprehended. Probation was revoked in 23 cases. These revoca tions included failure to meet pay ments in non-support cases; failure to comply with the conditions of pro bation in regard to reporting to the probation officer as directed, and for subsequent offenses. "it has been the policy of the office to as’: revocation of probation in all caiie: ■.• hen the probationer fails to repot . as directed: when he falsifies as to his place of residence or where he works; when he commits a sub sequent offense, and when he falls to meet special conditions of probation imposed at the time of his release. Held Only Sound Policy. “I consider this to be the only sound policy in dealing with the probation process as applied to adults who have committed Indictable offenses*. All probationers are fully instructed as to their obligations to the court, to society and to this office," and flagrant failures to meet these conditions should not he tolerated. "The dignity and value of the pro bation law can he maintained only by a strict enforcement of Its spirit and intent. "I think one of the remarkable facts about the administration of the probation law is the consistently large i*ercentage of those who profit I through its process. Year atter ; year this percentage is about 85 of , those admitted to probation. We have striven to increase this per centage. and I believe that tor the past fiscal year it has increased, but any stated figure for one year might be misleading and inaccurate. 1 do know that in many, a great many, instances during the past year and preceding years, probationers who had established a reputation for not conducting themselves consist ently in consonance with the estab lished requirements have, after re peated efforts and warnings on the part of the office, established them- ; selves at least in a temporary path of rectitude." M'KIMMIE LEADS AMATEURGOLFERS Finishes First Round With 75—-Tuckerman, Defend ing Title, Gets 83. R. Cliff McKlmmie of the Bannock burn <TPif Club, who won the Town and Country Club tournament yes terday. led a score of players in the first round of the District amateur championship at the Indian Spring Golf Club today, with a card of 75, three strokes above par. Out in 35. finishing the first nine with a pair of birdies. McKimmie was back in 40. to lead C. J. Dunphy of Columbia, the 1922 champion, by two shots. Dunphy missed a 3-foot putt for a four on the eighteenth hole, which would have given him 7G, but he finished 77. one stroke ahead of Ro land H. MacKenzie of Columbia, who had a 78. Walter R, Tuckerman of Chevy Chase, the defending champion, start ed the second round this afternoon 8 shots back of McKimmie. Tuck erman finished the morning round with 83. Other scores made in the first round follow: George J. Voigt. Bannockburn. 82; C. A. Fuller, Chevy Chase, 82; Tom Moore, Indian Spring, 83; K. F. Kel lerman, jr., Columbia, SI; Reginald A. Loftus, Chevy Chase, 86: Guy M. Standifer. Columbia, 86; S. R. Speel man, Indian Spring, 88; Gardner P. Orme, Columbia, SO. Field Below Normal. Although the field Is small, much smaller than during the last two years ago when the tournament was held at Chevy Chase and Columbia, the leading amateur golfers of the city, without exception, have entered the annual golf championship of the District of Columbia, which started today over the fine coarse of the In dian Spring Golf Club. With one of the longest courses about the city for the scene of the 1924 championship, being played for the title now held by Walter It. Tuck erman of Chevy Chase and Burning Tree, a score of 310 was expected to finish well in the lead in the 72-hole medal play competition which will end tomorrow afternoon. Amateur golfers are not used to 72-hoie medal play events and seldom score as well as do the professionals who play all their tourneys over the long route. In addition Indian Spring’s putting greens, although true, are as keen as a varsity halfback, and tales of extra putts have been coming from the men who have practiced over the course. With the distances to carry on the second shots at most of the holes at Indian Spring, keen greens will prove none too advantageous to the score of amateurs who will battle for the blue ribbon of local golfdom today and tomorrow, for a long shot to a keen green Is a rugged proposition for any golfer to handle. Young Stir Playing. Among the prominent entrants in the tournament are Roland R. MacKen zie and C. J. Dunphy of Columbia, the latter the 1922 champion and the former the 17-year-old Western High School student, who really was the outstanding hero of the recent national amateur championship. Eight down with 15 to go, Roland MacKenzie carried George von Elm, who later reached the final round, to the 57th green before succumbing to the Pacific Coast star. Tuckerman, the title-holder, is playing with C. Ashmead Fuller, another Chevy Chase star, while Guy M. Standifer, the 1921 champton. is playing with W. R. Mc- Callum of the Washington Golf auid Country Club. Thirty-six holes today and 37 holes tomorrow. Is the program for the amateurs, with the player making the lowest score for the four rounds of the course the winner of the cham pionship. KARLUK BODIES DUE SOON Rtmeian Ship Returning With Re main* Round on Herald Island. VLADIVOSTOK, October 17.— The Russian armored transport Red Octo ber, which was recently sent to Wrangell Island to claim that bit of land for Soviet Russia, is expected to arrive here shortly with the bodies Os members of Stefansson’s Karluk expedition, which were found on Herald Island, east of Wrangell. (The Karluk, an exploration ship, went down in (he ice (0 miles north of Herald lafknd" •- CHANG'S TROOPS REPORTEDBEATEM Declared Driven Beyond Great Wall—Feng Yu Yung Is Executed. Hy the Anwwiat<*<l ml PRKING, October 17.—Ohang Tso- Lin’s Manchurian troops have been driven beyond the great wall, an offi cial communique says. FIGHT FOUR DAYS. Mukdenites Drive Chihlis Back With Bayonets. BY WILLIAM R. GIL.KS. By Cable lo The Star ami Chicago Daily News. MI’KDEX, October 17.—The follow ing is an eye-witness account of the fighting around Shanhaikwan: On October 13 Wu Pei-Fu arrived at Shanhaikwan and immediately had Feng Yu Yung, brother of the Chris tian general, shot on account of the Mukdenites defeating him/Wu- Pei-Fu, with the 13th Division and a brigade of his own 12th Division, launched an attack on the main gate, which was held by the Mukdenites. Assisted by naval units he attacked repeatedly regardless of casualties. The Mukdenites, who were in high spirits on account of their previous victories, resisted determinedly. After the fourth attack they made a sortie, driving the Chihlis back at the bay onet point. Four Days’ Fighting. Went of Santaokuan and Chimen the Chihlis held the heights, which were greatly to their advantage geo graphically. Words fail to express the difficulties of the Mukdenites" ad vance. Gen. Hanlinohun, who led the attack personally, captured the posi tions after four days and nights of heavy fighting. It was after he got through ail the passes that Wu Pei- Fu’s reinforcements began to arrive. Gen. Hanlinchun, in an interview, stated that of all battles fought as far back as history reached, this was the most difficult battleground in China. For hundreds of years the Manchus periodically lost hundreds of thousands of men trying to force their way into China. Chihlis Buttled Stubbornly. The general admitted that the Chihlis fought stubbornly and brave ly, but were outnumbered. He stated that if Wu Pei-Fu’s reinforcements had arrived four days sooner, he would not have been victorious even if he had been as brilliant as Na poleon and as brave as the Chinese god of war. On October 13 the Mukdenites marched on Shaochai, which wus held by the second Shensi division, but the latter was easily driven out. retiring on Hsihmenchai and Chutsaoying, where, assisted by the 3d Chihli Di vision. it took a new defensive posi tion. On October 14, under the direction of Wu Pei-Fu, the Chihlis renewed their attack on the position of the Mukdenites, but the latter, holding a strong position, defeated them and, following up their advantage, cap tured Hsihmenchai and Chutsaoying. The Chihlis now have been driven out of all the mountainous country and must tight in the future on the plains. Leave Stores on Field. One brigade was sent by the Muk denites toward the southeast via Wum ingkuo and Hsihmenchai. attacking a Chihli force and carrying out an en circling movement. The Chihlis were badly defeated and fled. leaving large stores of arms and ammunition on the field. The Mukdenites then attacked the line held by Chiang Chih-Kung, com mander of the secoful Chihli army. This attack was a complete surprise. I When the Mukdenites captured the po- ] sition, the rival commander was found smoking opium and talking to members ; of his staff in a small house. Hand grenades were thrown into the house and the commander and his staff were all killed. Seven heavy guns of the 3rd Divi sion were captured in addition to a score of machine guns and a number of field pieces. Attack la Repulsed. The Chihlis’ left wing attempted to break through the Mukden center at Santaokuan. After five hours" fight ing. the Chihlis were defeated with heavy losses and vast quantities of guns and supplies were captured, the whole Chihli force retreating to Chingwantau except the right wing, which is still engaged near the north gate of Shanhaikwan. A wireless message, just received, states that Shanhaikwan City has been completely in the hands of the Mukdenites since the morning of October 16. and that the Mukdenites are continuing their advance on Chingwantao. (Copyright, 1924, by Chicigo Daily News Co.) CAPT.GILBERT,SUED, REPORTED MISSING Defendant With C. W. Morse De clared to Be Fugitive From Justice. Ily the Associated Pres*. NEW YORK. October 17. —-Capt. Mark L. Gilbert, one of the defend ants in the JIOO.OOO civil damage suit brought against Charles W. Morse and others, now being heard in the United States District Court, is missing, it developed today. Assistant United States Attorney McOurk charged that Gilbert, who was indicted two years ago for rum runing and forfeited his ball, is a fugitive from justice. The civil suit was brought hy Mrs. Adelaide Nelson of West Philadelphia, whose son Lawrence, lost his life when the steamship Frederick found ered at sea In 1916. The entire crew, numbering 30, was lost. During the trial Mrs. Nelson’s attorney charged that the ship was sent out in an un seaworthy condition and that, vessel and crew were sacrificed to collect Insurance. The court records show that Capt. Gilbert was indicted In 1922 for smuggling a cargo of alcohol on the steamship Korona to rum runners of the New England coast. The defendants in the present suit, besides Charles W. Morse, sr., are his son Benjamin and officers of the cor poration owning the Frederick, in which Capt. Gilbert was a director. SLAYER-STUDENT FREED. Hit Man, Who Was Beating Son With Rope. PEABODY, Mass.. October 17. Joseph E. Crowley. Ne Yorkfl was ac at Union College, New York, was ac quitted on a charge of manslaughter here today in connection with the death of Jacob Behar September 5. Behar was chastising his little son with a rope, and refused to stop when requested to do so by Crowley, The studemt struck Behar on the jaw with hie fist and the man died on the way to a hospital. In the United States today there is not a State that has not at least one policewoman. Making Too Much Money to Leave Jail ? Banker Says By the Associated IT****. MOSCOW, October 17.—Alexan- j der Krasnof chekoff. former bank- I er-lawyer and premier of the Ilus- | slan Far Eastern republic, who I spent many years in the United j States, and who in February of ; this year was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment for extend- 1 ing banking credit to “nepmcn” and private individuals, has writ- i ten four books on banking and finance while in jail. The Soviet authorities have of fered him $2,000 each for the vol umes, and have also offered him a position in a state bank. Kras notchekoff has declined both tend ers, preferring to remain in pri son, where, he says, he is making more money and enjoying more comfort than he could outside. He is in charge of 120 Russian prison ers, who make photographic plates and other articles. With them he shares in the profit of the work, a percentage going to the slate. ■ His friends believe he will soon be released. KENTUCKY SAFELY IN DAVIS COLUMN Senator Stanley, Democrat, in Hard Fight, But Likely to Pull Through. BY DAVID LAWRFACE, LOUISVILLE. Ky., October 17. John W. Davis will carry Kentucky. This State stood by James M. Cox in 1920, when even Tennessee broke I away. It’s true the majority was less j than 5.000, it remained in the j Democratic column just the same. | There was a tide of resentment in j 1920, which does not exist today. Four years have served to turn back | to the Democratic party many of ) those who, for one reason or another, strayed away. The late A. T. Hert, one of the shrewdest political organ izers, was responsible for the im provement in the Republican vote in this State in 1920. No one has arisen to take his place. Kentucky is not without its local is sues, however, which may have some bearing on the result. Senator Au gustus Owsley Stanley, who won the Democratic nomination after a hard fight, seems to be capable of stirring up violent opposition either on his "wetness” or a half dozen other things which started when he was governor. He is the center of a very exciting campaign. The Louisville Courier-Journal, owned by Judge R. W. Bingham, is supporting John W, Davis for President, but Fred Sack etl, the Republican nominee for the Senate. Davis to Help Stanley. On account of his anti-prohibition views Stanley is presumed to have the opposition of the women. But there is no La Folletto candidate in these part and Stanley will get most of the votes that are to be cast in Kentucky for La Pollette, This may take care of some of the Stanley losses. He will have aclose fight for re-election. The national ticket will help him. The vote this year in Kentucky will be large. A bond Issue for good roads is being voted upon. That always brings out the voter. The registra tion thus far in the cities shows a gain. There is no way to tell about the rural district but a large ballot is expected because the Republicans in one end of the State favor the bond issue while the Democrats at the other end oppose it. The Republicans who will take the trouble to come down from the mountains to vote probably will vote a straight Repu blican ticket for United States Sena tor and everything else. In the face of all these character acteristics, Kentucky may roll up as [ high as 30.000 for John W. Dayis and if such a vote is polled. Senator Stanley might pull through. Kentucky exhibits little interest in the campaign as a whole. The La Folletta people are, as usual, making i considerable noise, and may get as high as 100.000 votes in Kentucky, though this is a maximum figure, and t the probabilities are it will go much i lower. But the La Follette votes are I coming in about equal proportions j from the Democratic and Republican parties, so the effect on the two major parties will be about the same, i Charles G. Dawes has been here and 1 john W. Davis will be here within a i week. The campaign seems hardly to have gotten started. Republicans I outwardly are claiming the State, but ! one suspects that they are doing this | in the hope of gathering” votes and i holding them for the State ticket. 1 Nobody ever concedes defeat as a I rule, publicly anyhow. But the pri i vate reports of the Republican man- I must no doubt contsin m3.ny i “i f'sT and “but’s.” as this State can I be put hack in the solid South column this time. (Copyright, 1924.) laurel entries FOR SATURDAY. FIRST RACB—The Chevy Chase Steeplechase Handicap; $6,000 added; 4-year-olds and up; about 2Vi miles. , Damask 1»1 Houdlni 137 stfscsaper 2nd... 143 Tdj. Notch 13T. I 139 •Courteous 138 I SECOND RACE—Purae. $1,300; maidens; 2- I year-olds; fl furlongs. ♦ Star Bright 116 Gunboat 116 tStorm l 10ud....’. 116 Sam Grenet. 116 Cslemhour ....... 116 1 .addle 8uck..... . HU Sennacherib H 6 All Gone US Heckler H® tL. Waterbury entry. THIRD RACE—The St Clement*; pnrse. $1,500 ; 2-year-olda; 1 mile. Sinclefoot U 2 Candy Kid 10R Hurry Inn 108 Midinefte 105 Retire 108 Trip Lightly 105 Jolly Roger 108 t ome 106 Arbitration 108 FOURTH RACE—The Ridgely; parse. $1,300; for all ages; 6>4 furlong*. Osurev 115 Coral Reef 108 Will Land 113 tScotch 8r00m... 108 Champlain 112 •»Appellate 10*1 find?.? ........ 113 Nellie Kelly 1«3 Cornua 110 I»ress Goods »7 Infinite 110 Primrose 04 Sdk Tassel 109 Brown Betty 90 tS. Ross entry. FIFTH RACK —The Laurel; SIO,OOO added; for all age*, 1 mile. Post Positions. Probable Riders. t nj> rihw n<» noy. 2—My Play fig A. Schuttinger. a Huttv Inn 87 J. Stevens. Singlefoot »8 H. Bruennlng. % Initiate *o* *• * ane. ft—-Wise Counsellor.. .120 S. Onionnell. 7 Rustic .•••••••»• Jsabln. B—BoUiard 116 Kummer. ftZstmflag 117 J. Maiben. ifotSSSS 114 J - W,U,ce ’ SIXTH RACE—Claiming; $1,300 ; 3-year-olds and up; If* miles. Thß Foreigner.... 114 Friday.... 106 •Ed Pendleton.... 113 laith Iflo Old Timer 113 •Eotiave 103 Dream of Valley. HO •Bolster 103 Rock Bottom HO •tfiumhfounder .. 108 •Woodlake HO Also eligible: •Vice Chairman... US* *tt)«eecreek 107 Sea Monarch 108 tßrent and J. Wolge entry. BBVENTH RACE—Claiming; $1,500; 3-year •Ms and up; 1 mile aad a furlong. *Lieat. 2nd 11l *Thamaslne 104 •Calcutta 109 'King’s Hansume. 108 •Yaake* Frlscaaa. 106 ‘Prince Hamlet... 101 •Apprentice allowance claimed. Waetkcr ciytx: track fast. PARIS RECOGNITION OF SOVIET HELD OP French Cabinet Adjourns Without Taking Action Re garded as Certain. By the Associated Press. PARIS, October 17.—The cabinet, after today’s meeting, failed to an nounce de jure recognition of the Soviet government of Russia. Gov ernment circles insisted that recogni tion was a foregone conclusion and that any delay was due only to some detail of the form of the step to be taken. The ministers had before them to day for discussion a special con mit tee’s report, and in official circl* s it was taken for granted that the mat ter must have been discussed, al though no mention of it was made in the official announcement following the meeting. Premier Herriot, it was said, would announce the decision in the near fu ture. The report of the committee was accompanied by a formula for recog nition of the Soviet regime and the draft of a dispatch to be sent either to President liykoff or Premier Tchitcherin in Moscow, notifying them that France wishes to confer * with the Soviet government through officially accredited persons. The committee's recommendations, however, L© Matin points out. are purely consultative. Among the questions to be taken up by the committee on Russian affairs when it resumes its sitting next Tues day is that of refugees. The plan favored at present Is to obtain guar antees for those desirous of returning to Russia, and establish naturalization procedure for the others. Basile Maklakof, former Russian ambassador to France, is understood to have written Premier Herriot pro testing against the idea of mass nat uralization. However that may lie. an attempt will be made to find a system giving these Russians some son of civil status, at the same time taking into account their strong national sen. timents. SAILOR UNDER BOND ON ASSAULT CHARGE Franklin H. Acton Accused as One of Two Who Attacked Mrs. A. B. Meyer. Franklin Harry Acton, a sailor, who was confined in the brig of a United States Navy vessel at Hampton Roads, on an assault charge, and who was brought to this city September 24. and said to have been identified by- Mrs. Annie I!. Meyer of Tn 2 15 stre. t southwest as one of two men who had brutally assaulted her with a flat iron August 17 and attempted to rob her, was arraigned in the. United States branch of the Police Court yes terday. pleaded not guilty and was held for the action of the grand Jury, the bond being fixed at $1,500. September 24 The Star printed the story of tlie arrest of Acton and the fact Hint he had been brought back to Washington to answer tne charge of assaulting Mrs. Myers, and stated upon the authority of one of the ar resting officers that Ernest Acton, a brother of the defendant, "waited on ' a nearby corner ’ white his brother committed the alleged assault. Jt was the intention of the polio© to charge Ernest Acton with being an accessory after the fact, but Assist ant District Attorney Ralph Given said today he had made no such charge against Ernest, simply citing him as a witness for the Government. There is no charge against Ernest Acton, but he will he called upon to testify when his brothers case is tried. THREATENING BLAZE AT THOMSON SCHOOL Section of Roof. Including 1 Cornice, Destroyed Before the Flames Are Subdued. Fire today destroyed a small section of the roof and comice in the south west comer of the Thomson School, Twelfth and L streets northwest. The prompt response of the Fire Depart ment to an alarm from the private box in the school building prevented the spread of the flames, which were burn ing in the wood under the slate roof. Shortly after noon a workman in the building glanced out of a window and saw flames eating their way in the corner of the roof, and promptly spread the alarm. Most of the chil dren were out of the building on their noon luncheon period, but the several classes in session passed out in an or derly manner, little realizing that it was not a fire drill but a real lire. However, as the firemen stood on the edge of the slanting roof, cutting away the slate to get at and ex tinguish all sparks, the children fur nished a problem for the police, as pieces of slate were continually fall ing to the ground as the firemen chopped, held in their places by long pieces of rope secured around their waists. The first is believed to have started from sparks from the flue, close to the point where the blaze started. Traffic on Twelfth street and also on L street was diverted during the period the firemen were working on the flames. 8 BOYS SEIZED IN RAID ON “PIETY HALL” JAILED Get 60-Day Sentences on Disorder ly Charge—Two Girls For feit Collateral. Eight boys were sentenced to 60 days in jail each today by Judge Rob ert Mattingly- in convicting them of charges of disorderly conduct. They were taken in a raid on "Piety Hall,” 333 Missouri avenue northwest, last night by Policeman V. W. Conners of the sixth precinct. When the landlord of the place told the judge this morning he could not break up the nightly gatherings at the hall, the court said: "All right. I’ll break it up for you. I’ll send the offenders to another kind of club house. Sixty days in jail for each of you.” The youths are; Clarence Warren, William Snell, Joseph Miller, Earl and Edward Butler. William Black. Nathaniel Fletcher and Bernard Rob inson. Two girls, also minors, were taken by the policeman in the raid, but they forfeited their collateral ?n , Police Court today. 6,000-Franc Pay Rate Set. PARIS. October 17.—The minimum annual salary of French state em ployes henceforth will be 6.000 francs, ft was decided at a cabinet meeting today.