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Fait and cooler tonight and to morrow; moderate to fresh northerly winds. Temperature for 24 hours ending at 2 p.m. today; Highest, 78, at 3 p.m. yesterday; lowest, r,4. at 3:30 a.m. today. Full report on page 3. Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 22 -V- on OfiO Entered as second class matter JSO. —. post office Washington, D. C. MANILA PARALYZED! BY FIERCE RIOTING AGAINSTCHINESE Wood May Call U. S. Troops to Quell Disorders in Racial Strife. BUSINESS AT STANDSTILL. | SPREAD OF WAR FEARED langer to Orientals Seen if Poorly ' Policed Provinces Be • J come Inflamed. r.x >'..l>le til The Star and Chicago Ptil.v Newt- MANILA. October 20. —Business in the city of Manila is absolutely para lyzed this morning as a result of riot ing against the Chinese during the 1 past 48 hours. i!nv. Gen. Wood is now j personally inspecting the situation to | ascertain whether the native police, under an American chief actually ara j unable to handle it. in which event he , will order out the. native constabu- 1 lary within the city and within easy call from the provinces and also hav- 1 ing American troops as a last resort. : The Chinese all over the city are , locked up in their shops, small and ] big alike, which is putting business ! at a standstill and making it impos- j sible for neighborhoods to buy table supplies, and the Chinese cooks 1 in hotels, restaurants and private houses arc unable to get to the mar kets for necessary purchases. Hence prices are souring sky high for all i commodities. If the terrorism con tinues longer the whole city and, fr pi-cially the poorest class, among, whom the rioters are included, will J feel the pinch of hunger. oo»l Proceed* Carefully. Chinese firms having general stocks amounting to millions of dollars ; housed even in the best modern con- | crete buildings, have them all com- j pl. t, ly barred and barricaded await- ] ing the outcome of the rioting. Their J proprietors believe that the most es- | t-ctual step would be to call out a, t mall detachment of American troops | from the 31st Infantry because they j realize that the native policemen as ' well as the constabulary share the : bitterness against their race, but, Gen, Wood desires to make sure be fore resorting to extreme steps. j Meanwhile half a dozen celestials an either dead or fatally wounded. ! and the mob spirit is growing rap- j idly and likely to spread into the provinces, where the Chinese will be i still more at the mercy of (he worst elements. The trouble began in the water- , front district, wheie the natives in- ; elude a large element of Visa van sail- ; ors unit longshoremen, who have throughout their history engendered Ho. first strife between the Chinese | ami the Filipinos in Manila. A Kill- ; pint, storeman on Saturday afternoon ; delivered two cases of "I‘ancho N ilia , jiemade" to a Chirese customer, who j d"t iared he had ordered only half a case, whereupon a quarrel began. Natives Deeply Stirred. People llot ked into the store, cans- j ing a melee, in which one policeman , was hurt, one was cut and was j shot. As various Chinese came to ! i hi- storeman’s assistarco it was easy: . tr the rioters to spread reports that j file Chinese had sent out secret riot J calls, that they were not participat- , ing in the free-for-all fights accord- j mg to Queensbery regulations, and . so forth, and that they were taking j . dvantago of the Filipinos. AM of | this stirred up the fiercer race fires,; wliiiti were still more heated by re-; iiew.-d encourters in the Azcarraga j district this morning, where one Chi nese and two Filipinos were killed. Incendiary tires in the Chinese shops broke out during last night, but the | tire department succeeded in extin- i gu'shing them before any real dam- j age occurred. However, the insurance j companies are alarmed because they I are carrying risks which run into many millions of dollars upon Chinese i properties, which without question i the rioters will endeavor to bun ! dawn unless tWey are checked. Among the propenlis are large stocks of hardwood lumber running into mil lions of dollars. H npyriglit, IK"!, by Chicago Daily News Co. I SESSION OF COUNCIL SURE ON MOSUL ROW i League Arbitration of Dispute Be-1 tween Britain and Turkey to * Be Attempted in Brussels. 15 r the Associated Press. GENEVA, October 20.—Officials of i the League of Nations announced to- | day that a sufficient number of | favorable replies had been received 1 from member nations to assure that] a special meeting of the council to j settle the differences between Great | Britain and Turkey over the Irak ; boundary would be held. This meet- i ing. it was stated, would be held at Brussels October 27, instead of at Paris, as had been originally in tended. Considerable criticism of the policy of holding the council and other league meetings outside of Geneva has arisen on the ground that such procedure is unduly expensive and because Geneva is considered neutral. The council has adopted the prin ciple that it shall not meet outside of Geneva more than once a year, and the December session this year will be held in Rome. The forthcoming special meeting at Brussels will be considered as exceptional. The agenda probably will be confined to the Mosul boundary problem. STORM ON BLACK SEA. Small Vessels Lost and Datum Is Inundated. BATIM, Republic of Georgia, Oc tober 20.—A violent storm has swept tiie Black Sea and numerous small vessels have been-lo.st. For four days heavy rains have prevailed here and Batum is inun dated. Much damage has been done ;,n<J the outskirts of the city are undor • foot of water, which Is still 'rising. Epinard to Retire | From Racing; Will j Go to France Soon H.r the Atirfociatoil Pre^s. NEW YORK. October 20. —Ep- inard, famous French thorough bred, will not race again and will be retired upon his return to France. Pierre Wertheimer, owner of the horse, said today that his de cision was prompted by a foot in jury, which Epinard sustained last Saturday at Laurel, Md., where the horse was defeated for the fourth successive time since his American invasion. M. Wertheimer disclosed that be . bad rejected an offer of $300,000, ! or approximately 0,000.000 francs, j for Epinard, from a prominent American turfman. He said that | since he had declined the offer he | did not feel at liberty to disclose j the name of the man making it. DAVIS FORCES PIN I HOPES UPON ROUSE I New York Backers See Little' \ Hope of Victory if Choice • Rests With People. i IB FREDERIC WILLIAM Wll.E. NEW YORK, October 20. —Here in New York, where the tight for Davis j is centered and directed, the one hope Democrats seriously cherish is tha* the House, not the poeple. will elect : the next President of the United 1 States. In the quaint words of i Democratic national leader, it is con sidered so slender a hope that “noth- ! ing but a procession of miracles” j can prevent the victory of Mr. Uool idge on November 1. There will be I no diminution of effort between now and election day to breathe life and vigor into the Davis campaign. Ail along the line a whirlwind finish is planned. But it is as plain as a pikestaff that Democratic leaders , face the final fortnight of the con test as men with a long, steep hill ahead of them and with a painful realization that it is well-nigh in- ’ surmountable. New York is not the United States. I and presidential elections no longer are won and lost on Manhattan Is land Even Republicans recall, a lit- i tie anxiously, that Hughes carried New York in 1316 and was not elect- 1 ed. So politicians of all hues are njiary about letting the atmosphere; prevalent hereabouts lull them into wrong deductions. Hart 11, Klnn .Stand. The shrewdest Republicans riepre- I cate in particular the suggestion that Mr. Coolidge will duplicate the Hard ing landslide majority of a million Two reasons are assigned for the un lik'lihood that the President will even ; approximate the Harding majority. In the first place, he is opposed by La Follette, who will draw heavily. ; though not principally, from Repub lican votes, both In Greater New York and up-State. In the second place— ami that Is the main reason—Mr. • 'oolldge's refusal to assail the Ku ! Klux Klan hy name will cost him tens of thousands of Republican Cath olic. Jewish and negro votes all over : the State. Defections from normal G. O. P. strength on that score may bring th(* Coolidge majority down to as low as 300.000, or 700.000 below the i Harding record breaker of 1920. The! President’s failure to pillory the Klan | is conspicuous because every other; major candidate in the field in New ; York State has indicted the kluxers— ] Col. Roosevelt in hi.s State campaign i having gone as far as “Al” Smith, and i Davis and La Follette having emu- i lated them. Trend of XVnll Street. It is an old-time American com monplace that nobody knows quite as accurately what’s in the wind, politi cally and otherwise, as that wise, cal culating old bird known generic-ally ‘ as Wall Street. Wall street this year has discounted a Republican national victory pn November 4 as thoroughly [ as a couple of weeks ago it discounted ( the success of the German loan. ! Every future plan of “big business." 1 as far as it is directed from Wall j street, had been predicated on the eer- | tainty that the Coolidge administra- j tion will be perpetuated. Commercial and financial New York is filled with only one genuine con- j cern about election events. It fears another radical-ridden Congress, clom- I inated as tyrannically by the La Fol- ! lette bloc as the Sixty-eighth Con gress has been. It also fears that La Follette and Wheeler will roll up so huge a popular vote all over the coun try that the foundations of a perma nent radical party will be laid. “Big business," therefore, would consider tiie election of Coolidge and 'Dawes only half a Republican victory. Frankly it anticipates the realization of the Democratic taunt that Repub lican victory on November 4 will spell “Coolidge and chaos.” Few authori ties In New York expect the Presi dent, if perpetuated in power, to com mand a workable bloc of his own on Capitol Hill. Pail to Get Cash. New York is ideal terrain beneath which to explore- the causes which Democrats hold responsible for their plight. It is here that Mr. Davis was nominated, where he lives, where he practices law. where his personal friends are behind the guns on his behalf, where the finances of the cam paign are managed and where Its high strategy is mapped out. One of the outstanding items in the long cata logue of Democratic disappointments is the failure of Mr. Davis' wealthy friends and clients to finance his campaign on anything remotely ap proaching the expected scale. Davis' (Continued on Page 4, Column 5.) ❖ —<♦ The United States I Expects Every American to Do His > Duty— VOTE A A Wht lEtiening Sfef. V y J V > WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION \^/ DEPOSITS HERE SET NEW HIGH RECORD, nil Gain of $13,501,998 Is Shown by Banks From June 30 to October 10. 58 INSTITUTIONS NOW SERVING CAPITAL AREA National. Savings and Trust De partments of Finance Share Pros perity. With Few Exceptions. HV CIIIS*. P. SHAEKKEH- District bunks of deposit estab- I lished a new high record on October ! 10, last, the date of Controller Henry | M. Dawes' periodic call for statement | of condition, reporting total deposits , of $214,538,064.58, a gain of $13,501.- j 998.65 over the previous call issued on June 30. 1924. National banks of the city, num- ; tiering 13. possess more than half the | money in the District and reported, collectively, a gain of $9.304.191.4a j with only two members of this class . .--bowing a'loss. Savings banks, num bering 22. report total deposits of $30,770,803 87 as of the latter reporl ing date, a gain of $1,822,521.60 with ; only one reverse, while the seven j trusr companies accounted for S7O.- ' 212,004.55 of Hit total and $2,375,- | 285.60 of the gain. Three institutions of this class failed to show a gain. I « nil Caine Opportunely. The call was timed advantageously j for District institutions. October 10; tound Die Christmas Savings Clubs’ maintained by a majority of local banks at nr approximating near their peak, while the prevailing low money rates in New York City and other money markets of the country result- ! ed in abnormal balances carried with \ local correspondents, thus availing > themselves of the two per cent in- ; tercst rale paid here. Then, too, the Treasury Department lias issued only a minimum number of calls fur re payment of funds credited to the Gov- ! eminent, which has further augment- i ed the sum total. Tiie Riggs National Bank led the national bank section, as well as all classes, showing a gain of $3,778,645.02 | over the previous call. The District i National was second with a gain of $1,329,318.33, which change was dis counted to a certain extent by the absorption of the Standard National ; belw’een calls. By this absorption the District received deposits in the ( neighborhood of $875,000. The Na- i lional Metropolitan reported a gain j uS $1,326,287.58. and the Commercial ! National gained $1,258,382.42. I.rail* Saving* linnk. Tiie Washington Mechanics Savings 1 Bank ied the savings institutions with a gain of $106.911.05. but, like the l District, this gain was discounted to the extent of about $330,900 m de- i posits of the People’s Commercial and .Savings Banks which was absorbed recently by the former institution. The actual leader of the savings j hank group wigs the Mount Vernon, with a gain of $103,286.82. followed by the Potomac Savings, with a gain of $210,377.86 and by the Citizens' Sav- 1 mgs, with au Increase of $151,201 43. The gain of the International Ex change, $26,547.06. is significant in that this institution, one of the so cailed smaller group, has never re ported a loss since inception, three years ago. The American Security and Trust Company led the trust company di vision with a gain of $1,7 40,577.26, followed by the National Savings and Trust Company with a gain of $1,153,- 386.07, aqd by the Union Trust Com pany with an increase of $327,881.89. In a statistical report on page 21 de posit data on every institution is pre sented. It was compiled by Audley P. Savage of the National Savings and Trust Company. on October 10 there were 42 banks functioning in Hie District field, ex clusive of branches. The 13 national banks maintain eight branches, the savings banks two, and the trust companies six. Thus the District has 58 banks scattered throughout the territory. SHENANDOAH FLIES AHEAD OFSTORM Nears San Diego in Flight From Camp Lewis to Lakehurst Hangar. i By the Associated Press. } SAN FRANCISCO, October 20 —The | Shenandoah was reported moving close I to the Farrallone Islands. 25 miles | west of San Francisco, at 7:33 this I morninfi, the radio operator on the is : land reported. The aircraft was going ; toward San Francisco Bay. The Shenandoah was traveling easily ; down the northern California shore line 1 on its voyage from Camp Lewis, Wash : ington, to San Diego, en route back to ! its Lakehurst, N, J., hangar. It left Camp Lewis at noon yester ' day and the only deviations from a straight line of flight were a circle over Seattle, a trip inland up the Co lumbia River from Astoria part way to Portland and back yesterday afternoon and a flight over San Francisco Bay this morning. The voyage of the big airship down the coast yesterday afternoon and last night was ahead of a storm sweeping down from the north. Wireless mes sages from on board declared It was expected the Shenandoah would reach | its mooring mast at North Island, near ; San Diego, about 6 p.m., Pacific Coast | time. ; BOMBS PERIL BRITISH SUB Four Dropped Near Craft by Man churian Airmen. By the Associated Press. CHIN WANT AO, October 20.—Four bombs, dropped by Manchurian air men in the forct s of Gen. Chang Tso- Hn. fell within 71 yards of the British submarine L-73 yesterday. WASHINGTON, D. C.. MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1924-THIRTY-TWO PAGES. ghkl MARS 9 INFLUENCE UPON RADIO BELIEVED PROVED BY CHECK-UP Aerial League Asserts Planet Creates Extra Static , Accounting For Queer Effects in August—Theory of Human Life There Strengthened. By Consolidated Press. NEW YORK, October 20. —Now that it is all over and tiie world lias settled down and almost forgotten that on or about August 24 it was all agog, expect ing to carry on a little neighborly chat with Mars, up steps the Aerial League of America and begs to stir the people up again. No. we did not talk with Mars, and that “series of dots and dashes in no known code" that came in over so many radio sets was not a message sent ex pressly to America by some enterprising scientist on Mars. But we're going to—that is. if Mars is inhabited —and that is where the Aerial League comes in. For it's been carry ing on a check-up which indicates that it is more likely that there are people on the sister planet than the most san guine theorists had really hoped. Letters hy the thousand have been pouring in in answer to the league's in vitation to all the world to help it barn "the trutli about Mars.'' Prof. David Todd. epieritus professor of astronomy and navigation and director of the ob servatory at Amherst College. and 3 STATES SHAKEN BY MYSTERY QUAKE Seismographs Refute Thou sand Who Tell of Homes Disturbed at 3:30 A.M. Despite reports from Georgia. South Carolina and North Carolina that earth tremors shook homes, rattled dishes, disturbed dogs and awoke thousands of people from slumber at 3:30 o'clock this morning, Father Tondorf of the Georgetown Univer sity was inclined to believe tiie dis turbance was of other than seismic origin. The university seismograph recorded no disturbance. Augusta, Ga.; Ashville. N. C.; Hen dersonville. N. C.; Spartanburg and other Soutli Carolina cities and a vast rural area are under investiga tion today in the efforts of scientists to solve the mystery. It is doubted that rock blasting operations or any explosion of an artificial character could shake so wide a territory. FELT IN GEORGIA. Home of Government Official at Augusta Is Shaken. AUGUSTA, Ga., October 20.—Slight earth tremors were reported to the United States Weather Bureau about 3:30 a.m. by residents of one section of this city. Dr. J. E. Lovejoy, gov ernment official, said the tremors caused his home to shake. SHOCKS LAST MINUTE. Asheville and Hendersonville Shaken in North Carolina. ASHEVILLE. N. C., October 20. Distinct earth shocks were felt in Asheville and Hendersonville al 3:30 o’clock this morning. The quake last ed about one minute and consisted of a series of movements. At Hen dersonville the shocks were more vio lent than in this city. Window panes were rattled, mirrors and kitchen uten sils were shaken. No damage was re (Continued on Page 4. Column 7.) .> The United §tales Expects Every. American to Have The Right to Vote, — Therefore, VOTE for National Representation for the District of Columbia. <i : ❖ Henry Woodhousc. president of the Aerial League ~f America, have been working together to ascertain exactly, what radial connection was noticed be tween the two planets at the time of closest opposition, ihe period between June 24 and September 2L last. And not only have they cheeked up that Mars is not as cold as it was reported to be. and that quite pos i bly it is warm enough to sustain human life, but they have learned that Mar“ played a considerable part in the radio transmission and recep tion of that period of closest opposi tion. It was Mars that kept millions of radio fans from hearing ns well on their radio sets on that memorable August 24, when her orbit brought her nearer than .-he will be in hun dreds of years again. It was Mars that kept them from tuning in on the distant places ordinarily “picked up.” And it was Mars that made send ing and re eiving radio messages so difficult for many ships at s*a. Mars did it all by creating extra "static." And the static was. due to (Continued on Page 4. Column 3.1 JUSSERAND IN LINE FOR HIGHEST HONOR Election to Academy of Im mortals Considered as Reward to Envoy. P.r flie Associated Press. PARIS. October 20.—A movement is under foot to reward Jules Jusser and. French ambassador to the United States for his distinguished services as a diplomat and as a writer, by bringing about his election to the French Academy. Election as a member of the “Im mortals'’ docs not lie within the gift of the French government, but must come about through the decision of the member;-, of the famous academy. It is understood, however, that ad mirers in the academy of the veteran incumbent of the Washington post are already bringing forward the question of his election to one of the existing vacancies. The government receives with great favor what it regards as a happy suggestion since it has within its powers to bestow no other honor which would be an adequate recog nition of its appreciation, M. Ju;ser ami already possessing the grand cross of the Legion of Honor. Premier Herriot, at a suitable mo ment. will send to M. Jusserand a letter expressing the deep respect in which he is hold and the govern ment's appreciation of his services at Washington. Emile Daeschner. who will succeed M. Jusserand in Washington, accord ing to semi-official pronouncement on contemplated changes* in the French diplomatic service, probably will not go to Washington before the end of the year. Nothing has yet been arrang ed as to the time of the transfer of M. Jusserand’s duties. Age Retirement Cnn.se. Tiie many changes made and con templated by M. Herriot in the diplo matic service were based largely on reasons of policy and politics but in the case of M. Jusserand it was chiefly a question of age. There is no fixed age for the retirement of ambassadors but it was decided that the two oldest amongst them, Camille Barriere, ambassador at Madrid, who Is 73, and M. Jusserand. who is nearly 70, should be retired at a moment when a general' shake-up in the diplo matic service was being made. AVhen M. Jusserand saw M. Herriot before the former's departure for the United States In September, the premier did not mention the question of his retirement because it had not as yet been decided upon. Under ordinary circumstances, M. Herriot, as premier, would have informed M. Jusserand of the intention to retire or transfer him before any public announcement was made. The pre mier, however, did not do so because so many changes were to be made that he felt it would be impossible (Continued on Page 4, Column 3.) Radio Programs—Page 18. TIRES AT WOUNDED MAN ON STRETCHER Negro Tries Second Time to Kill Employer in Rage Over Dismissal. Infuriated because he had just been notified of his dismissal. Robert A. Luke, colored, shot and seriously wounded his employer. Samuel W. Rutherford, also colored, manager <>t the National Benefit Association, 609 F street northwest, today. When Luke, who was in the custody of Policeman McLarney of the sixth precinct, saw the blood-covered form of liis victim being carried from the scene and noticed that he still lived, he whipped out another pistol and fired point blank at the helpless man on the stretcher. The bullet, however, was deflected by the i oat sleeve of Policeman Mc- Larney and went wide of its mark, but severely burned the officer's arm as it passed through his garment. In the excitement that ensued Luke broke from his captors and fled Racing down F street brandishing his revolver, the negro frightened scores of pedestrians from the street and the policemen who followed, led hy Mclgjrney. feared to fire at him with their own guns because of the possibility of hitting one of the many persons who filled the thoroughfare. Autnint Join* Chaxe. Charles W. Lippoid, a salesman and formerly a policeman, happened to be passing in his automobile. See ing that the officers were being out distanced be called them into his car and in a minute overtook the negro. As the policemen leaped from the car toward Jiim Luke leveled his pistol again. Apparently he realized that his capture was certain, however, for be withheld his fire and called out that lie surrendered. He spoke just as one of the officers was about to bring him down with a pistol bullet, and was hurried away to the sixth precinct to prevent possible trouble from the hundreds of persons who had collected in the meantime. Luke was employed as an agent by Rutherford. He had been ordered to turn in his books for balancing and had refused. As a result Rutherford called him into his Office this morn ing to inform him that his discharge had been authorized and would take effect immediately. Without a word of warning the enraged negro whip ped out his revolver and opened fire. Policeman Hear* Sbot. He fired three shots, one of which penetrated Rutherford's jaw and felled him. Thinking he had killed hi.s employer. Luke started down the steps, but was met midway by Po liceman McLarney. who was coming up upon hearing the shots. Luke promptly surrendered and was being held for questioning when the form of his victim was carried past and the second attempt was made Detectives Cullinane and O Dea were rushed to the scene from head quarters and for a time it was be lieved Luke lad concealed a con federate near the scene, and an ex citing man hunt ensued for the next fifteen minutes. Then a colored sten ographer positively asserted Luke had been alone during and aKter the shooting and the search was aban doned. , , Rutherford was hurried to Emer gency Hospital and later sent to Freedmen's Hospital. There his con dition was described as serious, but not necessarily fatal. Every tooth in his head had been knocked out and the bullet was located in the cheek opposite the one it had entered. Poland Gets Coins From TJ. S. WARSAW. October 20. —The first shipment of two-zloty silver coins minted for the Polish government in the United States arrived today. Walter Johnson’s Home Totcn Closes Every Store to Honor Hero of Series Bv the Associated Press. COFFEYVILLE. Kan.. October 20. —ln gala attire, Coffeyvllle today honored Walter Johnson, pitcher for the Washington world cham pions, upon his return home. Each year, for many seasons, Johnson’s homecoming has been made a holiday. And when it be came apparent that Walter was to figure In the world series this year plana were made to make his 1924 homecoming the biggest of the entire 18 Walter Johnson “From Press to Home Within the Hour ” The Star’s carrier system covers every city block and the regular edi tion is delivered to Washington homes as fast as the papers are printed. Saturday’s Circulation, 94,860 Sunday’s Circulation, 104,410 New York to Fine Jay Walkers Linder New Regulations ]ly th»* Afc*o<’iatf‘d Press. SBW YORK, October 20.—Jay walkers will be subjeM to arrest and fine under regulations which Police Commissioner Enright said today he hoped to make effective within six weeks. Pedestrian traffic would be guid ed by the laws lor motor vehicles, keeping to the right and moving at the comer policeman’s order. Pedestrian traffic control was decided upon after every other means had been considered and discarded, the commissioner said. RAILROAD STRIKERS DUE TRIAL BY IURY Supreme Court Holds Clayton Act Constitutional in Contempt Cases. Railroad employes who joined the shopmen’s strike of 1P22 were en titled to jury trial when charged with contempt of court, it was held today by the Supreme Court. That part of the Clayton act which provided that employes may demand a trial by jury was by the court to be constitutional and valid. The "elalionship of employer and employe does not cease, the court held, when a workman goes on strike and the provisions of the Clayton act for protection of the employe there fore apply under such circumstances. The question had been brought be fore the court by Sam Michaelson and others who had been employed by the Chicago. St. Paul and Omaha Railway Co. and who claimed that under the Clayton act they were entitled to a trial by jury. District Court rinding. The Federal District Court for Western Wisconsin held anil the Sev enth Circuit Court of Appeals de clared that part of the Clayton act which provided for trial by jury un constitutional and found that the men had lost their standing of em ploves of the railroad when the went on strike ard. th-refore, were not within the provisions of the Clayton act, which applied only to employes. During the strike the Federal Dis trict Court for Western Wisconsin issued a temporary injunction re straining picketing upon the Chicago. St. Paul and timaiia Railway to one iepresentative of the strikers at each point of ingress and egress. Shortly thereafter the railroad complained that the terms of the Injunction were not being observed by the strikers and sought to have them punished for contempt. Michaelson and his associates were brought into court, denied jury trial and sentenced for contempt. Other t'aiir Settled. Another case of a workman ar rested for contempt in connection with a strike was disposed of by the court. S. C. Sandefur was convicted of contempt in a Federal district court in Kentucky on the charge that he had violated its order with respect to the use and threats of violence in connection with a strike against the Canoe Creek Coal Company. He demanded a trial by jury, but it was refused him. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals asked instructions of the Supreme Court as to whether the Clayton act providing for jury trials in contempt cases imposed a valid restriction upon the inherent judicial power of Fed eral courts to punish for contempt. That question the Supreme Court today answered in the affirnilive. EXPRESS WRECKED, NUMBER INJURED Pennsy Flyer Leaves Rails; Relief Train Rushed to Derail ment Scene- Hr fho Associated Press. PITTSBURGH. Pa.. October 20,-The commercial express on the Pennsyl vania railroad was derailed today near Longfellow. Pa., half way be tween Altoona and Harrisburg, the Pittsburgh offices of the road were advised this afternoon. A relief train was sent out from Altoona with doc tors and nurses aboard. The entire train was derailed, it was said. The train, operating between St. Louis and New York, was eastbound. It is one of the crack trains on the Pennsylvania system. Later advices received by the Penn sylvania offices here were that the dining car and throe sleepers on the rear of the train went over an em bankment. The coaches immediately behind the locomotive were derailed. A number of persons were injbred, it was said. ALTOONA. Pa.. October 20.--Doc tors. nurses and first aid supplies were placed aboard a .special train, which left Altoona shortly before 1 p.m. today for Longfellow, near Mount Cnion. where the Commercial Express of the Pennsylvania railroad was de railed. Firsts reports of the accident mentioned no casualties. Information received here of the derailment of the Commercial Express was to the effect that half a dozen persons were In jured, none seriously. days which Coffey ville has ob served. At Forest Park a crowd esti mated at 10,000 persons partici pated in Walter Johnson day and witnessed a ball game between the Coffeyville Refiners and the Caney Blues, with Walter pitch ing for the Refiners. Kvery store was closed and on each door was a card announcing "This store is closed in honor of Walter John son day.” The entire town was bedecked in flags and bunting and even the school children were given a day off. * TWO CENTS. WHITE HOUSE ASKS GORDON REPORT ON RENTINGSITUATION Slemp Requests Official Find ings on Trust Pyramid ing Charges. NO VIOLATIONS OF LAW SUSTAINED. IS BELIEF Courthouse Gossip Insists Only "High Financing - ’ Has Been Revealed. Pulled States Attorney Gordon, w ho has been examining for several months a report of a Senate In vestigation into charges of the ex istence of a "real estate ring” in Washington to boost rents by pyramiding of trusts on apartment bouses, was asked today by C. Bascont Slemp. secretary to President Coolidge for a report of bis findings in th< matter. Mr. Slemp consulted Attorney Gordon by phone today and advised him of the receipt l»y President Coolidge of a petition from tIK Tenants’ League for a report on th< rental conditions and requesting per mission to erect tents on the Ellipse to accommodate 2.000 tenants nov threatened with eviction. Maj. Gordon told the Presidents . secretary that he will prepare a re port and submit it by next Thursday. The prosecutor declined to discus* the nature of the report, but it has been current gossip about tiie court house that examination by three as sistants to Mr. Gordon into the re port in question failed to show any evidence of criminality which might i>e submitted to a grand jury for its action. Whatever evidence of "high finance” might be shown by th* charges in the report, these assistants were not able, it is understood, to point out evidence of false pretenses or other violations of local laws. Shows Deep Interest. The action of the While House to day in seeking information on th real estate question here is an out growth of the promise made Satur day by Mr. Slemp to a special com mittee which called at the Executiv- Mansion and sought the aid of Pres ident Coolidge for an improvement jin the housing situation. Mr. Cool ■ idge has shown a deep interest in the tenants' position. At that titru ! Mr. Slemp said he would ask Maj : Gordon why there has been such a delay in his office in the matter of ; action upon the Senate District com ! rnittee report on housing conditions ! here. j The .committee was authorized to ; appear at the White House by hun j dreds of Washingtonians who at | tended the mass meeting Friday i night in the Masonic* Temple und* r the auspices of the Tenants' Lcagu< At this meeting the tenants were ad dressed by Mrs. Clara Sears Taylor. ; member of the Kent Commission Mrs. John N. Spcel, president of the • District Federation of Women s i Clubs, and Mrs. William E. Chamber ; lain, president of the Housekeepers | Alliance. The committee bore an ap peal to the President requesting per | mission, "should the necessity dc t velop, to use the Ellipse as welt as ! Army tents and camping outfits for 1 as many persons as shall be made . homeless by eviction. ’’ In rftgard to this request. Secretary of War Weeks, who has jurisdiction over the Government reservation, said i today that while no action had been ■ taken on the proposition, it was en , tirely clur that the War Depart ment is without authority to loan Army tents for that purpose, it was explained that Army tents frequently had been erected on the grounds in years past for the accommodation of veteran soldiers attending reunions in this city, but only after specific authority from Congrtss in each case. SOVIET DELAYS ACTION ON PACT WITH BRITAIN Ratification of Treaty Held Up Because of Governmental Crisis in England. ■ , Ity the Associated Press. MOSCOW. October 20. —Ratification |by the Soviet government of the Anglo-Russian agreement has been ; postponed, owing to the governmental ! crisis in England, it is definitely stat |ed in a resolution of the centra! executive committee of the govern ! ment introduced before the all-Rus : sian parliament. Favorable termination in the near future of the negotiations with Japan and early unconditional recognition cf the Soviet by France are expected, according to the resolution, which congratulates the government on the re-establishment of normal relations ! with China and the acquisition of the I Chinese Eastern Railway. : The foreign commissariat is jn | structed to continue its policy of pro- I moling and consolidating friendly. 1 relations with foreign countries.*Tbe j resolution closes by counseling unre mitting and uncompromising struggle against all who attempt to dislodge ttic , Bolshevik regime. BRITISH SEND INDIAN GRENADIERS TO CANTON Troops Dispatched as Precaution ary Measure in Strife Between Two Chinese Groups. I Ity the Associated Press, i HONGKONG, October 20. —A <ie i lachment of GO Indian grenadiers. I with ammunition and machine guns. ; left here for Shameen, the British | concession in Canton,, last night. It | was said they were sent as a pre ' cautionary measure. Trouble started in Canton several I days ago between the merchants' voluneter corps, known as "The Fas cist! of China," and the so-called "Red Army" of Chinese laborers, which resulted in a declaration of ! martial law. This was followed by j further fighting between rival Yunn j and Cantonese troops who disputed over the allotment of loot and arms J taken from members of the mer chant's volunteer corps.