' • WEATHER.
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
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
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
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>
"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
"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,"
“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
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
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-
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
** * *
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-
BACK EAST TODAY
Dirigible Safe at Camp Lewis
! After Battle to Reach
, | 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
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
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
NEW SWEDISH CABINET
COMPLETED BY BRANTING
Social Democrat Leader Again Be
comes Premier, Succeeding
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
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
** * *
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
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.
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.
FOR BRITISH RACE'
Many Nominations With-!
drawn by Labor to Em
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- ,
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
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
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.
SQUASH CENTER CAMPAIGN COMMENTS.
i STILL IS MYSTERY
; Police Without Clue to Slay
ing of Wealthy Italian.
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
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
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
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.
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
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. , ,
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
Music In Washington— Pa-e 5.
Motors and Motoring—Pages 6 to 11.
PART FOl'R—4 PAGES.
Pink Sports Section.
PART FIVE—B PAGES.
Magazine Section Fiction and
The Rambler—Page 3.
PART SIX—B PAGES.
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
\ 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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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."
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
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
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
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
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
REVEALED IN RAID
Innocent-Looking Scow, Off
Statue of Liberty for Two
| 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 !
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
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 ,
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 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
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
Georgia Tech, 15; Penn State,
Wisconsin, 7; Minnesota, 7.
Nebraska, 33; Colgate, 7.
Rutgers, 10; Cornell, 0.
Penn. 10; Columbia, 7.
liafayette, 21; Bucknell, 3.
Syracuse, 10; Boston College,
* 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.
TO 60 TO DEMOCRATS
La Follette Expected to Cut Heav
ily Into Both Parties. Making
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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