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Fair and slightly warmer today; to morrow fair and cooler; moderate northwest and north winds. Temperature for 22 hours ending at 10 p.m. last night: Highest, 73. at 4 p.m. yesterday: lowest, 50. at 6 a.m. yesterday. Full report on page 2. No. 1 021 — \o ‘>9 I»91 Entered as second class matter I .V>_ 1. Y>Q. -J,.*.'?!. pogt offic< , WachJnston jj c SLUSH FUND LEAD TO BE FOLLOWED IN PROBE IN CAPITAL Walsh Evidence Results in Flan to Subpoena Promi nent Republicans. MOVEMENT TO COLLECT $10,000,000 IS CHARGED Inquiry Shifted to Bring It Nearer • Leading Figures—D. C. Man to Be Called. B> ili,» Associated Pros. CHICAGO. October 18. —Uarts which ■will take the special Senate investi- I gating committee into a thorough going investigation of charges ot Senator M. La Kollette that a huge ■'..lush" fund is being raised lor the support :of the Coolidge-Dawes ticket were presented today to that body by Frank I’. Walsh of Kansas City, counsel for the independent presiden tial candidate. In submitting a mass of corre spondence on other data upon which tlie charges are based, at least in part, Mr. Walsh said he would under take to show that throe funds were being collected in the X'nited States, ■•one by the national committee, the regular fund; one a fund created by the bankers of the Tnited States and iaken care of by them, and the other by the manufacturers and business men.” Cli'limi Underestimate. Walsh also told the committee that Senator La Kollette had told him over the long-distance te'ephone that he l ad “underestimated the amount ot tlie ‘slush’ fund that was being raised to carry this election when he said he thought it would be S4.OIMJ,OMt> or $3,000,000.” "From the investigation which we have attempted to make, a very hasty one indeed.” La Follette's counsel added, “we thin.k we have leads, which we will present to the committee here, to show that $10,000,000 is not too great an estimate, and that it is very likely to reach $12,000,000." To support the conclusion that three separate funds are being raised. Walsh presented letters written by George W. Simmons, a vice president of the Mechanics and Metals National Bank, New York City, appealing to other hankers, irrespective of party, to contribute to a fund to help the Republican national ticket. He also introduced into evidence a letter of similar import sent to its members by the Manufacturers’ Club of Philadel phia. "Senator La Kollette has been ad vised,” Waish said in this connec tion, “that at a meeting of the Na tional Bankers’ Convention in Chi oago a few days ago a speech was made requesting that all trust com panies he requested to give one twentieth of one per cent of their capital as contributions to fight La Kollette in the West. Edward T. Stotsbury was made chairman of tlie committee to collect the money.' Citrn Grundy Letter. Besides these letters Walsh pro duced a series of four written by Joseph R. Grundy, a yarn manufac turer of Bristol, Pa., and chairman of the ways and means committee of the Republican national committee, j Two of the letters, which contained | the most urgent appeals, were writ ten on October 8 and on October 10. The letters, those by Simmons and the Philadelphia Manufacturers’ Club, were dated at about the same time. A\ alsh told the committee the dates of the- letters were very “significant.” "They are getting money at this time.” he added, "and that is why Senator La Kollette says this is more j likely to he ten million dollars or [ twelve million dollars, because we j think we arc going to show that the j people are responding to these letters j all over the country.” Calling attention to a passage in j one of the Grundy letters saying that | Pennsylvania's 38 electoral votes I "may be safe for Coolidge and Dawes, but our money energy must be given to hell* carry doubtful States and doubtful congressional districts," Walsh said. “We propose to show by the cor respondence which has been inter cepted and turned over to us by those who did not agree with this way of running our Government, that the effort is being made directly to carry them with the money collected by the beneficiaries of the present business combinations, and we will show later on. by the very money of the farmers in those States that is In the banks in the city of New York today.” Fiuorii Rigid Probe, Declaring that the full extent to which money for the aid of the Re publican ticket is being raised could be ascertained only by rigid cross-ex amination of those he believes are in terested in the movement. Walsh asked the committee to issue sub poenas for a number of persons living in New York, Philadelphia, Washing ton and Kansas City. After discussing the subject fully in executive session late in the day, the committee decided to resume the hearings in Washington next Tues day and to summon first witnesses from Philadelphia and Washington in order to determine first whether the La Kollette charges can be supported hy evidence before witnesses are called from more distant cities. Chairman Borah said subpoanas would he issued for these witnesses: Joseph R. Grundy, Edward T. Stotes liury, Samuel M. Vauclain, president of the Baldwin Locomotive Works; Nathan T. Kolwell, treasurer of the Manufacturers’ Club; W. W. Atter bury, vice president of the Pennsylva nia Railroad; Chester W. Hill and John T. King, all of Philadelphia, and W. T. Galliher, chairman of the Dis trict of Columbia Republican ways and means committee: T. V. O’Connor, a member of the United States Ship ping Board; Carl W. Riddick, national organizer of the National Republican League, all of Washington, and also for the manager of the Hotel Hamil ton and a taxicab company, both of Washington. Probers so Hear Shaver. While the committee is sitting in Washington it also will hear Clem L Shaver, chairman, and James W. Gerard, treasurer of the Democratic national committee, regarding cam paign contributions to and expendi iqrM by the national Democratic or- on Page 5, Column 3.) G. O. P. STRIVES TO HOLD LEAD CLAIMED IN RACE Coolidge Rated Winner Two Weeks From Tuesday, Barring an Eleventh- Hour Upset. BV IV. O. MESSENGER. Two weeks from next Tuesday and we ought to know whether lhe result at the polls has been decisive as to the presidential election, or, whether, which heaven forfend. the choice of a President is to be left to the House of Rep resentatives, and possibly the Sen- At this time the odds are be lieved to favor a clear-cut decision at the polls, in a victory for the Republican presidential ticket. It is recognized, however, that efforts are being made to thwart the will i tbe majorlf and bring an out l come by manipulation and politi- J cal trading. ** * * This closing fortnight of the I campaign will he marked hy ef forts of the Republicans to hold what they think they have; by the Democrats to check further drift to the Republican ticket in the face of the possibility of the al ternative election of Gharles W. Bryan as Vice President; and by the third party leaders to toss the election into the bear pit of Con gress. Above all will hang the possibility of some eleventh-hour coup, or of somebody springing a "Burchard,” to set off the hair- SHENANDOAH SAILS BACK EAST TODAY Dirigible Safe at Camp Lewis ! After Battle to Reach Mooring Mast. , | fir the Associated fire*., J TACOMA. Wash.. October IS.— i j Securely tied to the mooring mast on i the Camp Lewis reservation. 10 miles south of here, tlie huge Navy dirigible Shenandoah was swaying lightly to night in a gentle breeze. Safe and apparently unharmed after , her long battle with the elements which hindered her progress on her first tianscontinental flight from Lakehurst. N. J„ to Camp Lewis. " ash. The ship was being refueled and groomed during the night, preparatory to the start of the return trip, scheduled for 9 o’clock tomorrow morning. FIGHTS WINDS 48 HOURS. Airship Light From Loss of Gaso line at Journey's End. By Radio to the Associated Press. ABOARD THE SHENANDOAH. CAM I’ LEWIS, October 18.—The Shenandoah in the last day of its flight from Lakehurst, N. J., to Camp Lewis, Wash., before it was moored tonight, was able to keep between 3,000 and 4.000 feet off the ground only by tilting at an angle of 15 degrees and keeping five motors turning at the rale of 1,000 revolu tions a minute. The big ship today shuttled back and forth between the mooring mast at Camp Lewis and Tacoma. From Its control cars those on board could see both snow-covered Mount Ranier. near by. and Mount Hood, more than 200 miles to the south. lake a clearly-cut etching the cities, lakes (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) ITALIANS BOMB TWO VILLAGES FROM AIR Punitive Expedition Against Arabs Goes 373 Miles Over Desert. By the Associated Press. BENOAZI, Cirenaica, Africa, Octo ber 18.—An important air-bombing punitive expedition has been carried out by the Italian forces in the Oasis of Oialo against the rebel organiza tion formed by the Senussi Arabs. Two army airplanes bombarded the villages of Kehrra and Lebba on the oasis for half an hour, while the Arabs below subjected them to a sus tained rifla fire. One of the planes was struck five times without suffer ing serious damage. The expedition was conducted with great difficulty because of the dis tance from this center and because of bad visibility. The two airplanes, however, crossed the desert, bom- I barded the rebels and returned to ! Bengasi after having flown a distance I of approximately 373 miles and hav- I ing remained in the air eight hours, j The authorities believe that the expedition, besides material results of the bombardment of the aviators, will undoubtedly have a great moral ef fect on the population of Cirenaica. Since d’Annunzio’s flight over Vienna this is regarded as the most auda ■ clous attempt made by Italian army 1 aviators. NEW SWEDISH CABINET COMPLETED BY BRANTING Social Democrat Leader Again Be comes Premier, Succeeding Trygger. 1 By the Associated Press. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, October 18. —Dr. Hjalmar Branting, leader of the 1 Social Democratic party, again is premier of Sweden, having com -1 pleted the task of forming a cab inet, entrusted to him'after the resig nation of the ministry headed by Ernst Trygger. The new cabinet, made up exclusively of members ot the Social Democratic party, is as follows: Minister of foreign affairs. Prof. Oesten Unden. professor of law at Upsala University; minister of fi nance, Deputy Thorsston: minister of defense. Deputy Hansson; minister of communications. Deputy Viktor Larsson, . - . ~ jfthe pundmi itaf. trigger political situation, beset with Klan, religious class and race issues. ** * * On a straight-away decision at the polls it seems to be “iu the air" that the Republicans will win, with many practical signs, omens and portents to support the feel ing. Conclusions of neutral ob servers covering wide fields of ob servation, “straw votes,” syste matic polls on large scales and all that sort of thing, tend to induce it. The psychology of the situa tion- appears to be with the Re publicans. Il is (lie prevailing belie f that there is a widespread movement to ! throw the election into the Senate, furthered by the La Kollette forces, with the object of passing the presidency to Charles W. Bryan through the vice presidency. Il is charged that some Democrats are a party to such a conspiracy, out of despair of John W. DaVis’ win ning; others out of resentment of the defeat of McAdoo for the nomi nation: but it is also believed that even if the election came to the point of filling the presidency j through the choice of a Vice Presi- , dent, Mr. Bryan could not obtain (Continued on Page 4, Column 3.) CANADIANS TO GIVE i OIL CASE TESTIMONY Eight Persons Said to Know of 1 Bond Deals Between Sin clair and Fall. i By the Associated Press. CHEYENNE, Wyo., October 18— A new commission to take depositions of eight persons in Toronto, Canada, 1 who are said to have knowledge of an alleged transaction of Liberty ' bonds between Harry Sinclair, nego tiator of the lease on the Teapot : Dome naval oil reserve near here, I and Albert B. Fall, former Secretary | of the Inferior, was authorized to- j day by Federal Judge T. B. Kennedy. | Judge Kennedy issued the new i commission on application of special i counsel for the Government in its > suit for tlie cancellation of the Tea- ! pot lease to the Mammoth Oil Com- i pany, one of the Sinclair interests. CANDIDATES NAMED FOR BRITISH RACE' I -- i Many Nominations With-! drawn by Labor to Em barrass Opponents. By the Associated Press. LONDON. October 18.—Nomination day for the October 29 elections brought no great number of sur prises, although there were many un expected nominations and withdrawals, j mostly by the Labor party with the object of emhrrassing labor's oppo nents as much as possible by forcing triangular contests to its own ad- , vantage. It was impossible tonight to obtain a reliable analysis of the nomina- j tions to show the position concerning triangular contests. which. while ; numerous, will be fewer than at tlie' last elections. Tlie organiaztion headquarters of the various parties were shy about giving particulars as to the arrangements made among | the different parties for avoiding such contests. The attitude of these ; headquarters, it was explained, is that it is exclusively the concern of local organizers, over whom there is j no official jurisdiction. The reason for the attitude is said to be fear over "the construction the electors 1 are likely to put upon any such pacta | between the opposing parties. The pact between the Conservatives j and Liberals to exclude Labor is not i altogether popular in the Liberal■ press, where it is realized that the , withdrawal of Liberal candidates . will throw considerable Liberal votes I on the Labor side because the Lib- j erals, who are strong for free trade. , still suspect that former Premier i Baldwin and his party, if returned ( to power, may try to get protective duties by "back door” methods. Conservatives See Gains. Conservative leaders continue opti- ■ mistic that they will increase their | seats In the Commons from 258 in i the last Parliament to 300. hoping to I gain at the expense of both the Lib- ; erals and Laborites. The Labor party ; has put new candidates in many con- j tests where they consider there is a ! chance of splitting the opponents' j votes. Unopposed returns by reason i of today’s nominations are; Conserv- i atives. 16; Laborites, 9; Liberals, 6; j Nationalists, 1. I Election oratory is increasing. Pre mier MacDonald, in better shape to day, made speeches at Aberavon and A'bergwynfi. devoted chiefly to coun tering what he declared to be the mis representations by his opponents con cerning incidents surrounding the case against Editor Campbell of the Workers' Weekly. He again had en thusiastic receptions wherever he spoke. In Ulster the Republicans fulfilled their threat, nominating many can didates for seats. All of them are in interment camps. The Nationalists in Ulster regard this Republican inva sion with disfavor. They believe that in every case the Republican, candi dates will be obliged to forfeit their deposits of £l5O through failure to poll one-eighth of the total voles cast. Thirty-Two Unopposed. Thirty-two candidates were elected to the House of Commons bv accla mation today, their candidacies being unopposed. Os the 32 the Conserva tives returned 16, the Laborites 9, the LiberaJs 6 and the Nationalists 1. Those elected were: Conservatives Former Premier Stanley Baldwin, Bewdley, Worces , (Continued on Page 2j Column sTj WASHINGTON, D. C.. SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 19, 1924—104 PAGES. ■—— - SEEMS “THAT SQUASH CENTER CAMPAIGN COMMENTS. • ~ LAPAGLIA MURDERI i STILL IS MYSTERY ; Police Without Clue to Slay ing of Wealthy Italian. Employe Held. By Hip Associated Press. PITTSBURGH, Pa.. October 18. —An ! intensive police dragnet today failed | to uncover a clue that would aid in i solving the mystery surrounding the I ) of John Eapaglia, wealthy Ital : ian merchant whotae body, clad in | | silk pajamas, was found earlier in j 1 the day in the bed of his luxuriously j 1 furnished apartment. Attacked while j • asleep, police believe. I.apaglias' head j | hod been almost severed from his! ' body by several blows from an ax jor hatchet. A trail of Mood led from I the bed to an open window where, I police believe, the slayer made his j escape. While adjnitting they were without definite inJormation, police declare ! I their belief that Eapaglia was the I i victim of black-handers or bootleg- j ; gets. Expensive women's clothing : found in the apartment led to the I I belief that the trail might lead to a j i woman, although it was admitted i I that nothing definite had been estab lished. Petro Angelo, employed by I,apag , lia as a clerk, who discovered the body, carefully covered by silk bed clothing. is being held upon a tech nical charge while the investigation is progressing. Lapaglia came to Pittsburgh a month ago from Cleveland. Ohio. FRUIT SHIP ACCUSED OF DODGING RESCUE Captain of Tug Sinking in Gulf Says United Steamer Saw Sig nals, But Passed On. i i | IJ.v fh«* At*twi*ted HAVANA, Cuba, October 18.— 1 Charges that a steamer which they believed was a United Fruit Company I vessel refused to rescue them when their fishing ship, the Aguila, was helpless and sinking, were filed with . the captain of the port of Havana and the American consulate general here : today by Capt. Rimbau and the nine men of the Aguila. The fishing vessel, a tugboat of 135 j tons gross’ was disabled in the trppi- I cal storm and after drifting help i lessly for three days signalled a pass ! ing steamer at 5 o’clock a.m., October I 14. when in latitude 22.21 north, longi i tude 86.29 west. Capt. Rimbau said. 1 j He declared he recognized the .steamer i j as a United Fruit boat, apparently j j bound from Costa Rica to New ) i Orleans. The vessel replied to hi}* i I red rockets by green ones and was I j within 400 feet, the complaint charged. ■ > hut passed on. At the offices of the I ; United Fruit Company here it was I I said nothing was known of the al- ! ; leged incfSent. The Aguila's crew was taken off ! j late in the day of October 11, by the ! ; American tanker, Albert E. Watts. ' i and brought to Havana, but the i i Aguila sank. JAPAN BUYS NITROGEN. j Increasingly Heavy Purchases in Germany Cause Comment. HAMBURG, October 18. —Japanese purchasers of nitrogen in Germany continue to reach an enormous volume and constitute the most conspicuous of all cargoes for Japan now leaving this port, Bremen and Emden. . While nitrogen nominally is expect ed in steady quantities on Japanese account from German ports, the past few weeks have witnessed steady but heavy increases until they have now reached a volume, which is provoking speculation as to the disposition to be made of the commodity at its desti nation. AUTO RACER IS KILLED. Crashes Through Fence, Sustain ing Crushed Skull. CLEARFIELD, Pa., October 18.— Kenneth Quinn, 20, of Dubois, was fatally injured today in a ■ 50-mile automobile race on the Clearfield race track On the eighth mile his car went through the fence, crushing his scull. He died a short time later in a hospital. Four cars were entered the race. , , TODAY’S STAR. PART ONE—44 PAGES. ' General News—Local, National, Foreign. National Politics—Pages 4 and 5. Army and Navy News —Page 14. At the Community Centers—Page 18. Parent-Teacher Activities —Page 20. Boy Scouts—Page 20. Seriel—“Capt. Blood"—Pane 21. Y. W. C. A. News—Page 21. Art Notes—Page 24. D. A. R. Activities—Page 25. , Schools and Colleges—Pages 26 and 27. Veterans of the Great War —Page 35. The Civilian Army—Page 35. Radio News—Page 36. j Spanish War Veterans—Page 37. [ Reviews of New Books —Page 39. • Financial News—Pages 40 and 41. PART TWO—I 6 PAGES, i Editorials and Editorial Features. I Washington and Other Society. Tales of Well Known Folk—Page 13. i News of the Clubs—Pages 15 and 16. PART THREE—I 2 PAGES. Amusements—Theaters and the Photo play. Music In Washington— Pa-e 5. Motors and Motoring—Pages 6 to 11. Fraternities—Page 12. PART FOl'R—4 PAGES. Pink Sports Section. PART FIVE—B PAGES. Magazine Section Fiction and Features. The Rambler—Page 3. PART SIX—B PAGES. Classified Advertising. GRAPHIC SECTION— 8 PAGES. World Events in Pictures. COMIC SECTION—4 PAGES.* Mr. Straphanger; Reg’lar Fellers; Mr. and Mrs.; Mutt and Jeff. POLICE GUARD HOSPITAL TO AID WOUNDED CHINESE Enemies Threaten to Kill Sup i posed Victim of Tong—Peace Move On. \ Bv the Associated Press. NEW YORK, October 18. —Police cordons today were thrown around the Holy Family Hospital In Brooklyn where Wing Wing, also known as Done Dune, is recovering from pistol wounds received in what is believed to have been a tong battle a week ago. According to information re ceived by District Attorney Dodd, Wing’s enemies have threatened to invade the hospital to murder him. Six deaths have been recorded here In the latest outbreak of tong war fare. Three more arrests were made today by detectives in Chinatown, each prisoner being charged with 1 violation of the State law prohibiting I the carrying of weapons. All three j had new revolvers strapped to their I waists, the police said. | Alfred VV. Brough, a representative I of the Chinese branch of the. United 1 States Immigration Bureau, was wel j corned at the headquarters of the ; Hip Sing Tong when he appeared j there today in the interests of peace. | The On I-eong Tong officials were | very chilly, however. Mr. Brough | said. I AUTO PLUNGE KILLS TWO, HURTS FOUR IN ARKANSAS Car Goes Off Bridge at Marked Tree, Falling 30 Feet Into St. Francis River. By the Associated Pres*. MEMPHIS, Tenn., October 18.—Two persons were killed and four injured, one perhaps fatally, today when the automobile in which they were riding plunged from the St. Francis River Bridge at Marked Tree, Ark., falling 30 feet. The dead are: Harvey Woodsmall, 52, of Monette, Ark., and Sherman E. Odell, 12, of Tyrona, Ark. Those injured are: Mrs. J. S. Odell of Mon ette, mother of Sherman Odell and three Odell children —Raymond, 5, Edna, 7, and Albert. ———• BAN PUT ON FILIPINOS. All Naturalization Petitions to Be Opposed. Bj the Associated Press. HONOLULU, October 18.—United States Attorney W. T. Oarden has an nounced that at the request of the commissioner of naturalization, he will oppose all petitions for the nat uralization of Filipinos. FORD SAYS SHOALS IS CLOSED CHAPTER ■ Declares He Will Not Again Seek Property—Blames Wall Street for Hitch. By the Associated Prees. DETROIT, Mich., October 18.—Henry Ford considers the Muscle Shoals con troversy closed. In a statement to day he declared that under no cir cumstances the Ford Company open negotiations for the property, despite the hope expressed in various quarters that future proposals would be considered. He blamed Wall Street for the opposition which resulted in the withdrawal of the offer for the property. “Wall Street." Mr. Ford said, “does not care to have the power trust’s stranglehold broken. If we had oh i tained Muscle Shoals we quickly would have exposed the present prof iteer. ng and greatly reduced the cost of power." Mr. Ford continued that no big business could afford the delay nec essary in dealing with the Govern ment and that "it Is too hard to find the Government, and you can’t do bus iness with people you do not know and can’t find.’’ “Wall Street,” Mr. Ford continued, "is progressive and possibly indispen sable. * • * It disposes of the an tiquated and obsolete. It will kill the railroads, and in killing off the antiquated and obsolete it does a service, for an industry that cannot withstand such squeezing as Weil Street may give it had better die. If it can fear down a thing, the thing is belter torn down." COOXiIDGE REPLIES. Acknowledging the formal with drawal by Henry Ford of his offer for the Government properties at Muscle Shoals. Ala.. President (Continued on Page 2, Column 8.) MAN SAID TO ADMIT SLAYING OF TEACHER One Who Was Sought in Michigan Tragedy Gives Himself Up to Police After Flight. By the Associated Press. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., October 18 Egbert “Happy ’ Dyke, sought in con nection with the slaying at Conklin yesterday of Miss Molly Fleming. 23- year-old school teacher, gave himself up to the police at Marne earlv tonight and is being taken to the Ottawa County jail at Grand Haven. Officers at Marne, on their way to Grand Rapids, with Dyke, said later that Dyke admitted killing Miss Flem ing. Dyke was taken Into custody a few miles from Marne, when, according to his own statement, he was on his wav to give himself up. ANNE STILLMAN BRIDE °F HENRY P. DAVISON Father’s Gift Reported to Be String of Pearls Worth More than $1,000,000. By (he Associated Press. PLEASANTVILLE, N. T,, October 18. —Miss Anne Stillman, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. James A. Stillman, was married today to Henry P. Davison at Mondanne. the home of the bride’s mother. James A. Stillman, the bride’s father and former president of the National City Bank of New York, was among the guests. Miss Stillman was attended by Miss Frances Davison, sister of the groom. Fred T. Davison, a brother of the groom, was best man. The bride was given away by her brother. James A. Stillman, jr. Rev. Endicott Peabody, headmaster of Groton School, per formed the ceremony. Miss Stillman wore a diamond band containing a single emerald around her head, the gift of her mother. Her father's present was a string of pearls, reported to be worth more than $1,000,000. It Is said Mr. Still man has been collecting the pearls for years and has given his daughter a few each birthday. The three entrances to the Stillman, mansion were guarded by 16 State troopers, each of whom wore a boutonniere given him by the bride. ‘‘From Press to Home Within the Hour 99 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. ALLIED FINANCE CHIEFS TO MEET U. S. EXPERTS Plan for Distribution of German Payments to Be Discussed at Parley. By the A*»opf»teil Tree*. PARIS, October 18.—A conference of allied financial experts at which the United States will be represented, will be held October 27 at the French ministry of finance for the purpose of studying a plan for the distribution of the proceeds of the Ruhr occupa tion and other German payments, ac cording to a semi-official note issued j today. It was stated that this conference 1 would have only a preliminary char- , acter and that the final decision would be taken at the conference of allied finance ministers which will be held at a later date. James A. Logan, jr., will represent the United Slates at both meetings. COUNTERFEIT RING REVEALED IN RAID I Innocent-Looking Scow, Off Statue of Liberty for Two Years, Captured. i | By the A*fiocjtted Press. NEW YORK, October 18.—A raid j I tonight of a scow, which for two j | years has lain at anchor in the shadow | I of the Statue of Liberty, disclosed a! j counterfeiting plant which Govern- j ■ ment agents said they believed was | i operated by an international ring, j j which has been flooding the country j with bogus nickels, dimes and quar- | j ters for seven years. ] Three counterfeit Treasury De- j ! partment moulds were found on the | scow, the Sparklight, one of five i ! crafts raided during the day. The ; j coins found were said by secret serv- | j ice operatives to be perfect in detail. ; i but lacking in the weight of good i I coin. A quantity of metal alloy, the j ! raw material of counterfeiting, was ! also confiscated. One Man Arrested. Angelo Nese was arrested charged j with counterfeiting and violation of the Volstead law. the latter charge i being based on discovery of a large | i still on the Sparklight. The raiding i i party boarded another scow anchored j | nearby in the hope of capturing other I j members of the alleged ring but only i j found another still, which they con- | i flscated. They lay in waiting aboard I ' the Sparklight until after 9 o’clock 1 | tonight in the belief that other j j counterfeiters might put off from i j shore but to no avail. I Early today three other boats were , raided, one of them tjie Sachem, being i boarded only after a dozen rounds i j had been fired over its bow. Eleven j i men were arrested from these three j boat* and liquor valued at more than | SIOO,OOO confiscated. The other two | boats were the Raven 111 and the j Segatta. ILa id la Surprise. Shortly before dusk Federal officers ; embarked in the Manhattan, one of j ! the police navy and cruised past the j ; Statue of Liberty. Just as it seemed I | they were about to pass the innocent | looking scow anchored within a hun- I j dred feet of the little island on which ; | the statue stands, the helm was thrown hard over. As the police boat bumped sharply against the side of She Sparklight the agents and a squad of uniformed police leaped to \ the deck of the suspected craft. They found Nese in the cabin, fully armed, they said, and after hand cuffing him, searched the boat, dis covering the bogus money, plaster molds and the still. Nest told them he lived on the scow and refused to talk about the evidences of whole- ! 1 sale counterfeiting. It developed j that the scow is owned by a New j York firm, which was completely ex- j j onerated of any knowledge of the ■ ! use to which their property had been , , put. I The investigation will continue in 1 the hope of rounding up tlx rest of , | the.ring, whose headquarters agents] ; are convinced they have discovered j j in the Sparklight. TEN COMMUNISTS KILLED. i ■ I BUCHAREST, Rumania. October 18. |—A clash yesterday between armed ; gangs of Communists and regular ; troops near Tatar Bunar, Bessarabia, iis announced by the government. The | Communists were dispersed, leaving ! 10 of their number dead. Scores in Outstanding Foot Ball Games Yesterday. Local foot hall teams broke even in four games yesterday, Gallaudet and George Washing ton winning and Georgetown and Maryland losing. Catholic University did not play. Georgetown bowed to the Marines, 6 to 0: Maryland fum bled itself to a 12-to-0 defeat by Virginia Poly; Gallaudet down ed Lynchburg College. 13 to 0. and George Washington, the | only team to play away from home, beat Drexel of Phila delphia, 13 to 0. Virginia's win over V. M. 1., 13 to 0. and Tulane’s 21-to-13 victory over Vanderbilt were the day's surprises. Princeton and Harvard were fully extended. The Tigers beat Navy, 17 to 14, by a last period rally, and the Crimson eked out a 12-to-6 win over Holy Cross after trailing in the i first half. The outstanding feature of j the day was the work of j Grange, Illinois' great half back. who gained 402 yards In 21 plays, while his team was N beating Michigan. 39 to 14. He made five touchdowns, running 90, 65, 65 and 45 yards, re spectively, to score. Yale and Dartmouth engaged in .a ding-dong battle that ended 14 all, while Notre Dame conquered Army, 13 to 7. Scores of other leading games were: Georgia Tech, 15; Penn State, 13. Wisconsin, 7; Minnesota, 7. Nebraska, 33; Colgate, 7. Rutgers, 10; Cornell, 0. Penn. 10; Columbia, 7. liafayette, 21; Bucknell, 3. Syracuse, 10; Boston College, 0. I * FIVE CENTS. DAVIS NOT SO SURE OF MISSOURI NOW, BOT STILL IN LEAD German-American Vote Be ing Influenced Toward Cool idge by Nagel’s Stand. GOVERNORSHIP LIKELY TO 60 TO DEMOCRATS La Follette Expected to Cut Heav ily Into Both Parties. Making Result Uncertain. 11l li. (iOII.U MM’OIA. Staff Correspondent of The Star. ST. I>OUIS, Mo., October 18.—In the Davis-La Follette coalition—conscious |»r unconscious—to defeat Coolidge ; next November 4, Missouri is one of the States which has been generally | assigned to the Democratic nominee. | It has been generally assumed, too. I that La Follette’s particular assist- I ance to Mr. Davis in Missouri would ■be to split the Republican vote. i taking from the Coolidge-Dawes | ticket thousands of German-American voters. For weeks everything seemed to be f lovely—from this standpoint. But to j day the Democrats who have studied ! the situation carefully have come to j the conclusion that they have a real j fight on their hands in this “show i me” State. The very fact that John W. Davis is speaking here tonight— : his second invasion of Missouri—ln i dicates this. Democrat* Lose Some. In the first place, La Follette 1« making a big dent in the Democratic | strength as wel! as in the Republican. . The organized labor voters who have I come over to La Follette in large ; numbers, in former years voted ; Democratic. The Irish vote in St. Louis, which may largely go for La j Follette. it is said, were Democrats. | Out in some of the railroad centers, ilike, Moberly, actual counts have shown that the Li Follette support ! ers are overwhelmingly former Demo crat*. But a real blow to the Democrats I and to the I.a Follette hopes also. was the statement made public last j Wednesday by Charles Nagel. Secre i tary of Commerce and l>abor under I the Taft administration, declaring | that he intended to vote for CooHdge | and Dawes. It was all the more es ; fective because it was unexpected, j Mr. Nagel is one of the most widely known and most prominent citizens of German descent in the United States. He has a large following among the so-called German-Aineri cans. in the two days that have elapsed since his statement was made the es- I sects have become noticeable. Os i course. La Follette will receive a very large number of German i American votes in Missouri. But hr I is not going to get as many as was I supposed. Many of the German- Americans here feel that Mr. Nagel has clarified the atmosphere by his plain statement of the political situa tion and his denunciation of the La Follette plan for taking away from | the Supreme Court of the United States the final right to pass upon the Constitutionality of laws enacted by Congress. There are others who have not hesitated to denounce Mr. Nagel's position. Wnr Issue Revival Hurls. I Another factor which seems to be ; changing the situation here is Senator ; La Follette's St. Louis speech. There j is a feeling that the Wisconsin sena ' tor went too far in his discussion of 1 war issues; that he opened old sores !in away which will work against I him and force votes back into the old parties. Many of the German -1 Americans in this city were in the i lighting forces of the United States | during the war. They and their families do not like it to be made to appear that they were not heart and soul on the side of their country during the war. It seems as though Senator La Follette had saved all his ammunition dealing with the war to be used in an effort to clinch the German-American vote of St. Louis for the Independent Progressive ticket. But the reports I hear today are that he overplayed his hand. The way the German-Americaus of Missouri vote will largely determine the outcome of the election November 4, and for that reason the details of the fight are especially interesting. The German-American vote in St. Louis qnd adjoining counties brought about the re-election of Senator Jim Reed, Democrat, two years ago, when their party went for Heed by 35,000. although the Republican ticket here was successful. Mr. Nagel at that time was support i ing Senator Reed. The vote of the 1 German-Americans was cast for Reed, because he was against the Versailles treaty and Woodrow Wilson. It was cast just as it was cast for Harding in 1920, as a protest against the Wil son administration, under which the United States had entered the war, and under which many citizens of German ancestry or birth had been treated with suspicion, and some cast into Jail. Nagel Speech Antidote, The La Follette speech was ob viously an appeal to the passions and prejudice of the German-Americans, and the Nagel statement came as an answer to this appeal. The La Fol lette bid was too obviously racial, even some of the German-Americans I are admitting. j John W. Davis is being pictured to | the German-Americans as a riglit | hand man of Woodrow Wilson, a j friend of the Versailles treaty and League of Nations. They are being told that if they vote for La Follette. and thereby make it possible for Davis to, carry Missouri, they will be doing their part toward throwing the election of a President in Congress, with the probability that Davis will then be chosen Chief Executive, and. if not him. Gov. Bryan. There are a great many German- American business men in St. Louis j and they are likely to follow Mr. j Nagel. They, like other business j men, look askance at the possibility j of throwing the election of a Presi ] dent Into Congress and deplore the i period of uncertainty which must I follow. 1 The Democrats have a chance to j carry Missouri, don't mistake me. i But instead of claiming the State by j 100,000 or more, as they were doing. | the more conservative among them j are saying they think the State will (.Continued ou Page” o~CoTu tun T. j