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Fair and continued cool tonight and tomorrow; heavy frost tonight: mod erate northwest and north winds. Temperature for 24 hours ending at 2 p.m. today: Highest, 70, at 2 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 37. at 7 a.nv today. Full report on page 2. Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 26 V OQ OOQ Entered as second class matter -LaO. -a,OciO. post oflice Washington, D. C. DAWES PLAN SAFE, SAYS MARX; SEES COALIINCABINET Chancellor Declares Election Will Not Menace Major Policies of Government. MINISTRY HOLDS POWER UNTIL AFTER DEC. 71 Balloting- Expected to Result in : . New Group, Which Will Up hold London Agreements. BERLIN, October 21. —The dissolu- i lion of the Reichstag and the advent ! cf a new rai l lament in no way en- \ danger the fulfillment by Germany of j the London agreement on the Dawes I reparation plan. Chancellor Marx told ! x t'te Associated Press today. Although the political complexion tjf the new Reichstaa is wholly con jectural at this hour, the chancellor I- 1 convinced that the election, which has been otficlall set for December 7, v ill return a sufficient number of j supporters of the Dawes plan and of ; the foreign and internal policies of i the present government to insure the ! ,■ construction of a workable coalition j government. This government. Dr. Marx de- j dared. would be automatically j pledged to strict execution of the j v arious laws sanctioned by the j Reichstag August 29, providing for , honorable fulfillment of the London j agreement. These laws are already j operating, the chancellor remark* d. 1 adding that the present cabinet, j which would continue in office, was ! possessed of complete constitutional i authority to protect these laws and to vouchsafe their honorable execu-i tion. , The dissolution decree signed bv i President Ebert obviates any further | session of the Reichstag and the sit- j ting scheduled for Wednesday, there-* fore, has been canceled DEMOCRATS ARE JUBILANT, j Believe Election May Result in , Majority—Big Possibilities. By Iladio to The Star and Chicago Pally .\>*ra BERLIX, October 21.—The dramatic j dissolution of the Reichstag, which I burst like a torpedo Monday. has 1 completely altered the German politi cal situation and opened the door on : Infinite possibilities. The new elec-j tions are not expected to change the i situation greatly, but even a small! change giving a predominant strength , to cither the right or left, which! w ould enable the formation of a I stable majority would be welcome. i Today the Democrats are jubilant' I and declare their strength in the’ Reichstag will be greatly increased,, while the conservatives are embitter- i •d. < The Deutsch Zeitung declares that the coming election will decide whether Germany is to be ruled by the Germans or the Jews and other, comment is similar. Yet the real change was the result . not cf a political, but of a moral i drama, which is thrilling as only a ! personal story can be. Marx Accedes to Cabinet. * The moral drama is the drama of 1 Chancellor Marx. Marx is a pious I man, and an ardent Catholic. Politi-' cally he belongs to the group of i Rhineland Democrats who before the ! war fought a bitter struggle to hln-'| dor the dominion of the Prussians east , of the Elbe. He came to the chancel- I lorship at the wish of the Social I Democrats and the Democrats, and ai- ' though his radicalism is entirely theo- 1 retlcal, he cannot forget the past. How- (. ever, he Is a man without political am- i 1 bition who has stayed in office against i ’ v his own desires for a peaceful life as a i provincial judge because he was urged 11 to do so by all the parties. ; Therefore, when the political lead- j i ers. including the entire Herman j cabinet, came to the conclusion that ! ' the Nationalists must enter the cab- I i fnef. Marx acceded, although unwill- ! i Ingly. j. About this time, Nunzio Pacelli paid I b visit to Berlin and may have in- i fluenced the Catholic party. Marx 1 i hoped that the Catholic center party I I * would drag the Democratic party < with it. Therefore, he allowed the ne- I gotiations to be carried out. although ■ specifically requesting that he be left j out. Democrats Refuse to Aid. The Nationalist entrance into the cabinet would have compromised his future political life and this was pre cisely what he desired. When, how ever. the Democrats refused to fol low the Catholics in the formation of a 1 * new burgher bloc, the movement came * to a dead center. The majority qf the cabinet favored 1 the formation of the conservative ; government under the control of moneyed interests, but Marx hesltat- ’ ed. A conservative government would i permit him to withdraw Into that 1 peace for which he longed, but it i would mean a compromise with all ! his political past, and It would enable I his former companions to accuse him 1 of going over to the enemy. This j ( the old judge's moral scruples would i not permit. j, Election Held Inopportune, .Moreover, a cabinet without the 1 democratic minister of the Reichs- 1 wehr. Gesler, would have been weak. I for Germany fears trouble with the I A Relchswehr. * Therefore, despite his feeling for s political expediency. despite Ills \ weary distaste for his present occu pation, with Its heavy responsibili ties, Chancellor Marx at the eleventh hour changed his mind and decided that the Reichstag should be dls- , solved and that new elections should be held. Many Germans and. indeed, the chancellor himself, probably feel that new elections are Inopportune, but against this argument was the thrust of moral conscience, and in this case, contrary the philosophy of cynics, moral conscience won. . (Copyright. 181*4, by Chicago Dally News Co.) LOAN IS OVERSUBSCRIBED GENEVA, October 21. Swltzcr 4and’s £1,500,000 portion of the $200,- 00,000 Dawes plan loan to Germany, vhlch was offered to the public today, waa subscribed several times over, according to Swiss bankers. The hooks wore to have closed tomorrow. , Shenandoah Beats Out Storm In 420-Mile Race to San Diego _ Dirigible Hits Pace Averaging 50 Miles an Hour—Pushed Backward by Wind Once . ■■■" ■ Ity th* Aasmintrd Press. SAN DIEGO. Calif.. October 21. The Navy dirigible Shenandoah, de layed for a time by heavy fog, was brought to the ground at the North Island naval air station at-It o’clock today. The TT. S. R. Shenandoah raced I against time for 420 miles down j the California const from Ran Fran j cisco to San Diego during the night I to reach her mooring mast at North ! Island before sunrise today. When i the big dirigible passed the battle : fleet, lying off Ran Pedro, at 1:55 am., j the race was as good as won. Through the moolight the Rhenan- I doah was hitting the ball at a speed i averaging 50 miles an hour. ! Lieut. Comdr. Lansdowno, captain, j and Lieut. Anderson, meteorologist, j were sanguine after receiving weath ! er reports by radio from all of the 1 stations on the Pacific Coast, that the ; storm had passed and calm weather might be expected. The familiar looking weather chart, with its circles of red and blue, which he sketched in the navigating gon dola high in the air, showed that the dirigible had fought its way out of j the storm and that the last entan- E KILLED IN BLAST I ON NAVY CRUISER: 14 OTHERS MAY DIE j Cause of Trenton Explosion | During Target Practice Is Still Unexplained. , Hr the AeMv-iated Press. | NORFOLK. Va. October 21.—Six men, one a commissioned officer, are j dead, four are in a dangerous condi i tion and not expected to live, and ; sixteen more are seriously injured I as the result of an explosion aboard ; the V. S. S. Trenton about 40 miles . east of Cape Henry - lute yesterday, j The explosion occurred in the ship's I forward turret and was of such great ; force that the rear steel door was forced open and five men were blown 1 overboard, of which one was drowned. I The ship was engaged in target prac j tlce at the time of the accident. A message from the Trenton re ceived by naval officials here said [ powder and shell were being hoisted into the yirret at the time of the explosion, and that '’ail safety pre cautions had been observed.” No shot had been fired, and electrical trouble : was not regarded as the cause. Four Fall Overboard. "Immediately after the explosion,” !the message added, "the access door i in the rear of the turret was opened and four men fell overboard because of the overhang. Three were rescued. One (Walker) apparently was badly burned and drowned, hut his body , was not recovered.” The scout cruiser Raleigh took up the search for Walker’s body as the Trenton sped to port, where hours later a casualty list of 20 names was made public, although prior to the death of Chollster it had been re ported that 4 were dead and IX in jured. The less seriously injured in cluded one officer, John Arthur Sedg wick, lieutenant, junior grade, of Wlnthrop, Muss., the others being en listed men. Ensign Drexler’s was the outstand ing name in the stories of heroism told by some of the men taken to the Portsmouth hospital. He was near the turret when the explosion rocked the ship, throwing men to the deck fore and aft. Rushing into the blaze, he dragged three men to safety. His face a mass of burns and his clothing in flames. He was turning back* into the fiery turret when he dropped dead. The Trenton was commissioned about six months ago. shortly before the turret explosion aboard the bat tleship Mississippi off the California coast, which caused 47 or 48 fatal ities. She had just completed a shakedown cruise around Africa by bringing home the body of Robert W. Imhrie, American vice consul, who was killed at Teheran by a mob of Persian religious fanatics. She is commanded by Capt. E. C. Kalbfus and Is designed to carry a crew of about 400. Ruahea to Hampton Ronda. Immediately-after the accident the I Trenton headed full speed for Hamp- | ton Hoads, where arrangements had been made to remove the Injured to the naval hospital at Portsmouth. Several men who were not seriously injured were treated on board ship. Moat of the men were burned about | the face and body. In some Instances j the dead were so badly burned that recognition was almost impossible. The men In the ill-fated turret were hoisting and loading shells in the guns when the explosion occurred. It Is believed that the powder became Ignited in some manner before the breach of the gun was closed. There was no powder outside the maga zines except that which was being used tc load the rifles. Capt. Kalbbus. (Continued on Page 2, Column 6.) ♦ - «* The United States Expects Every American to Do His Dutv— VOTE * i Wi]t Mtomim Jikf. yy J V V WITH SUNDAY HOMING EDITION WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21. 1924-THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES. * gllng wind would be left behind at Point Conception. A message was radioed ahead to ( have a landing crew on the naval sta tion grounds at 5:30 a.m. 1 When the moon shot above the peaks of the mountains after 10 o’clock, reflecting the trailing shadow 1 of the long tube on the smooth waves. , the storm had disappeared and the Shenandoah started reeling off 50 miles an hour with regularity. The past 24 hours had shown the 1 1 vicissitudes of air navigation. Part j of the time file ship had been going j > backwards with ail engines driving | at full speed ahead and at other j ; times speeding through the air faster ; i than any ship of sea, merely be- i I cause the interference of the air had ‘ 1 failed. The Shenandoah beat the time of , the fastest trains between Camp 1 , Lewis and San Diego by more than j eight hours, the actual running time I , of tlie railroad Between the two j ’ places being 48 hours 48 minutes. | j With almost continuous head winds jon the North-bound voyage, the i Shenandoah covered the 1,500 miles ■i in 48 hours. Fogs concealing the mooring mast and sunshine warming her gas bags added 11 hours of aim- i less circling over Tacoma before she | could moor without valving the precious helium. TWO CONDEMNED MEN WIN EXECUTION STAYS, Justice Riddons, in Criminal Di-j i vision No. 1. today postponed until! Monday. December 8, the execution I of Herbert L. Copeland, convicted of > Killing Police Lieut. Dunnigan, and ‘ Ralph Thomas, who was convicted of killing his wife by cutting her throat. • Both cases are pending for an ap peal in the Court of Appeals. De cisions are not expected until next month. The men. both colored, were I I to have been hanged Friday. SPREAD OF MANILA I RIOTING IS FEARED I Eight Chinese Hurt in Provin i j # cial Attack—General Un easiness Felt. BV WALTER J. ROBB. MANILA, October 21. Yesterday’s j fears that an overwrought race feel i ing, engendered by rioting against j the Chinese in many parts of Manila i during 48 hours, would spread into \ the provinces where foreigners have ■ still less protection were confirmed last night when irresponsible ele ments incited by rumors from Manila attacked a large rice mill at Cabana Tuan, the capital of Neuva Ecija province, seriously injuring eight ChUiese, looting the stock and ■ damaging the property before the constabulary could control them. A force of 260 constabulary has ar rived since, under orders from Man ila, to prevent further outrages, but neither In Manila nor throughout the provinces is any real security felt by the Chinese who reopened their stores, shops, restaurants, laundries, fac tories and wholesale and retail places today only upon agreement with Gov. Gen. Wood and his assurance that they would not be molested. For 12 hours now within the city there have not been many encounters, but the Chinese uneasiness is shared j by others because of the manner in which the police handled the rioters. I Official delays and temporizing have j twisted the whole situation into a i national issue with political aspects. Politicians have addressed excited crowds in the Mehan Gardens. Speaker of’the House Uoxas is ball ing out gangs who were arrested dur ing the riot. If trials ever occur con victions will be doubtful, because It is practically impossible to obtain evidence. Therefore the Inescapable | conclusion shared by the best opinions of the most reputable persons Is that the rabble will fee] safe in the future In making similar attacks, and that without strict constabulary control occasional depredations upon isolated Chinese towns will be frequent. I’rompt police action without political intervention would not Involve a single respectable Filipino, It is gen erally believed. (Copyright. 1924, by Chicago Dally News Co.) j 8 TO 13 DEAD IN WAKE | OF TROPICAL STORM Cubans Killed in Pinar del Eio. Eleven Inches of Eain in Florida. By the Associated Press. HAVANA. October 21.—Reports that from 8 to 13 persons had been killed and about 50 injured when the tropi cal storm hit Arooyos de Mantua, in Pinar del Rio, were.received here to day. Almost every building in the town sustained heavy damage, and It was estimated that the tobacco crop suffered severely. Communication by wire was almost paralyzed. JACKSONVILLE, Fla,, October 21. , After a night of torrential rains and high winds, reaching a velocity of 68 miles an hour, southern Florida re ported but little real damage. Shipping which was tied up yester day and last night is again being re strained aj a result of a new warning of a storm expected to develop about Key West and Titusville. In the Palm Beach section, flooding of lowlands and impairment of rail and highway motor service resulted from the wind and rain of the past three days. Precipitation from Satur day morning until Monday night was announced at 11.21 inches. Punta Gorda and Fort Myers; were partly isolated, but no serious dam age ner fatalities have been reported. Radio Programs—Page 20. . GERARD ESTIMATES EINAL DAVIS FUND NOT OVERIMO | Total of $548,440 Collected to Date, Democratic Treas urer Declares. McADOO BACKER IS BIG CONTRIBUTOR TO FUND , i Ryan of Anaconda Copper Identi fied on List—Other Wit nesses to Appear. ; j Contributions totaling $548,440 have 1 been made to the Democratic national i campaign fund todate, James W. Ge | rard. the party’s national treasurer I testified today before the Senate in vestigating committee. Mr. Gerard estimated that the final total of the campaign would not ex ceed $“50,000. Identifies Contributor.. Going over the list of contributors, most of which was made public last j night In New York, the committee i members asked the Democratic treas |urer to Identify some of them Thom- I as L. Chadbourne of Greenwich, who j contributed $25,000, was identified as | a banker. Senator Caraway, Dem ocrat. Arkansas, developed that Chad bourne was a chief supporter of Wll ! liam G. McAdoo in the pre-convention [ organ izatlon. John D. Kyan, $5,000." read chair man Borah from tire list. "Who is ■ Kyan?” “Ho is president of the Anaconda | Copper Company,” Mr. Gerard replied. C. \V. Watson, who contributed $5.- I 000. was identified as a former Sen- I ator from West Virginia. | "1 think he is a coal operator,” said j the witness. I ntermejrrr Uovr $5,000. j Samuel Untermeyer, who also con tributed $5,000. was identified as "a New York lawyer.” He has agreed to assist Frank P. Walsh, counsel for Sen ator Da Follette. Edward T. Stotesbury. Philadelphia banker, and Samuel M. Vauciain, presi dent of the Baldwin Dooomotlve Works, are other Philadelphia witnesses. Sena tor Borah said subpoenas had been is sued for them. Nathan T. Kolwell, treas urer of the Manufacturers' Club, Phila delphia. also Is to be questioned on the basis of a letter sent by the finance committee of the club to Us members soliciting funds for the Republican cam paign and emphasizing what was de clared to be the Importance of keeping a protective tariff act on the statute books. Seek to Get Facts. Chairman Borah plans to keep the I Investigation to the purpose of devel l oping the source of campaign funds j and the purposes for which they are expended. He is determined, he said, to fellow' every lead In this direction, •to get at all the facts and, once hav j ing established that a man made a l large contribution, to develop whether | he had a selfish interest in so doing. Grundy in one of his letters stated j that he was authorized by the Hepub- I lican national committee to make col i lections in Pennsylvania “outside of the Pittsburgh district.” Senator Bo rah said he would seek to find out who was charged with the collection In that district. During the Inquiry Into the alleged Republican “slush” fund. Frank P. I Walsh of Kansas City, personal coun sel for Senator Da Follette, probably will be given the right to cross-ex amine witnesses, Mr. Walsh will have associated with him Samuel Untermyer of New York, whom he has described as a supporter of John W. Davis and the Democratic ticket. After the Follette charges are i disposed of, it if the Intention of the I committee, as expressed by Senator j Borah, to go into the question of the ' source and the amount of funds which i have been expended by the American Federation of Dabor on behalf of the Da Follette-Wheeler ticket. Chairman Borah said also that he would telegraph to Gov. John J. Blaine of Wisconsin for the facts as to the charge of Chairman Butler of the Republican national committee that the Da Follette forces in that ! State are seeking to raise a fund of | $500,000 for use In the congressional : j election in Wisconsin. | FRANCE’S “BIG-FAMILY” I PRIZE TO PARENTS OF 10 | Children of Poor Couple Include j Quadruplets Born During War, Sponsored by Kings. By the Associated Press. PARIS, October 21. —The “big fam ily” prize of 25.000 francs has been awarded by the French Academy, at former Premier Poincare’s request, to Devoust© Dubreull, whose family has been struggling against the high cost of living, with 10 small mouths to feed. The children Include quadruplets— two boys and two girls—born during the war, for whom M. Poincare, who was then President of France; King Albert of Belgium, King George of j England and the Empress of Russia j were godfathers and godmother. | M. Poincare Induced the academy \ and the multimillionaire founder of j several score such annual prizes to ■ waive the rules, which limit the awards to families in which the pa rents are under 40 years of age. Du breutl is 55. _____ —__________ <— —— $ The United States Expects Every American to Have The Right to Vole, — Therefore, VOTE for National Representation for the District of Columbia. A JUST PASSING BY THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. 11 - NEW REGULATIONS I CONTUSE TRAFFIC I Jams in Streets Follow Rule j of Blowing Whistles at Cross ings for 30 Seconds. Downtown traffic was thrown into j confusion this morning when crossing 1 po’icemen attempted to hold vehicles i for 30 seconds after blowing their I whistles before they turned on the ”go” signs. Jams were common everywhere, i This new traffic scheme was tried out j In order to allow pedestrians to get safely across the street and to jire : pare vehicular traffic to move more I promptly when the signal was turned. Because of the many complaints j traffic i>olicem«n hereafter wlil blow | their whistles 15 seconds before turn- I Ing the “go” sign. When the traffic officers went on | duty this morning they had orders to I blow their whistles 30 seconds before i changing the sign, but Inspector Al i bert J. Headley said this resulted in 1 such criticism that he immediately ! reduced the period of warning to 15 ■ seconds. | “We will try this for a while,” said the inspector, "and if 16 seconds proves too tong, it probably will be ' I further reduced.” Trial Given Plan. Inspector Headley said the ide'a of blowing a whistle In advance of changing the sign Is not new. but that lie directed his men to give the i warning 30 seconds In advance, to | find out just what the effect would I be. The results, he said, prompted j him to cut the time. In half. There were indications that some of | the confusion which occurred this i morning may have been due to mot j orlsts not understanding what the j blast of the whistle meant. | At one intersection an observer : noticed that at the blowing of the | whistle some drivers, thinking It was ! a signal to move, started ahead. The j traffic officer gave these motorists an j order to turn into the side street, j Upon getting this order the drivers i seemed to be still more perplexed. One Man Inanflclent. Inspector Headley said that while he Is willing to try out the rule of blowing the whistle In advance of changing the sign, he Is of the opin ion that one officer standing In the center of an intersection cannot make this method of directing traffic prac tical. | "There should be more than one i policeman to a corner to operate this | system, as they have It in other i cities," the inspector declared. The head of the traffic bureau said 'he wanted to emphasize the point that • the first thought of a traffic policeman : Is to regulate vehicles for the protec . tion of pedestrians. Pedestrians, he added, do not seem to be as partic ular about the whistle signal as mo torists. The Inspector pointed out that Pennsylvania avenue is 108 feet wide and that it might take an Old or crippled pedestrian 30 seconds to get across, but he said the effect of hold ing the traffic 30 seconds was such that it had to be modified. FRENCH BALLOON SEIZED ON LANDING IN GERMANY Pilot Courteously Treated, But Paris Press Sees Confiscation as 111-Considered Policy. By the Associated Press. PARIS, October 21.—A story re counting the alleged confiscation by the German authorities of a French balloon w*hich landed near Emden Is printed In this afternoon’s newspa pers. The balloon, participating In a competition, left St. Cloud October IX. When It was forced to descend upon German soil the pilot received every attention and aid from the authorities and was Invited *to lunch by the mayor of the city, but he was de tained for two days pending instruc tions from Berlin. When these came they ordered that the pilot be re leased, but that the balloon, with Its Instruments, maps and all of Its ma terial, be confiscated. The newspapers point out that the French balloon was confiscated at a moment when the German Zeppelin ZR-3 was flying over France with the authorisation of the French govern ment. 30 Hurt in Street Car. CHICAGO. October 21. Thirty street car passengers were Injured, some seriously, when a car collided with a motor truck early today. Rain had made the streets and rails slip pery. No ono was fatally hurt, 4 Finds License Tag Lost From Auto 1 Given to Johnson I i When li. V. White of Sheldon, I Mo., learns that he has one of Wal- I ter Johnson’s automobile tags in his i j possession he will probably be one ’ j of the proudest citizens in the j “Show Me” State. ’ | Mr. White wrote the following let i ter to Wade Coombs, superintendent j of District licenses, today: j “Please give me the name and address of the owner of license | No. 100.000, D. C.„ 1924. I found ’ I this license on the night of October ’ i 16 near the Missouri-Kansas line.” * j Mr. Coombs went through his rec ords and found it was the number ■ I assigned to the limousine presented . | to the great pitcher by the base ► 1 ball fans of Washington during the ‘ ; world series. ; j STORM CUTS OFF TOWNS, FLOODS ROADS IN FLORIDA ' ( ;No Communication Had Today With PuntA Gorda and Fort Myers—Ships Overdue. J By tlie Associated Pres*. j JACKSONVILLE, Fla., October 21 ■ ; Punta Gorda and Fort Myers, report- I ed to have felt the full force of a i ] hurricane which swept out of the ; j Gulf of Mexico yesterday, remained cut off from cummunieatlon today ■ and little was known of their fate. I Several other places virtually were . ! isolated. ) Numerous highways of this region were water swept, and In places were barred to traffic. Four vessels, the steamships Ophls and Dio and the schooners Corinthla and Wilson, believed to have been in the path of the, storm, were reported , overdue. , Several washouts along the line of the Florida East Coast Railroad crip pled traffic. ! HELIUM SHIPMENTS FOR ZR-3 ARE BEGUN I ! First of 24 Cars Leaves Texas. Will Be Completed This Month. | By the Associated Pres*. FORT WORTH, Tex., October 21. ! The last of the helium for the ZR-3 . will leave here by the end of October, . it was announced today by Lieut. ! Wicks, in command of the local plant. The first cars of the 24 necessary to fill the big dirigible left late yesterday , for Lakehurst, N. J. Enough helium Is on hand for refilling the Shenandoah, which is expected to tie up at the local mooring mast Wednesday night or early Thursday. Orders call for 2.000.000 cubic feet of helium, which will fill about 14,000 metal drums for the ZR-3. "This amount of helium, which will be sufficient to cary the ZR-3, already has been manufactured,” Lieut. Wicks said. "The last carload probably will leave here the latter part of the -month.”' POLES BUILDING PORT TO REPLACE DANZIG Fear Communications Might Be Cut Off in Case of Emergency. By the Associated Frees. PARIS, October 21. —French con tractors have begun the work of building the first all-Polish seaport at Gdynia (Gdlngen). The port will sodn be available, according to Le Matin, as a base for submarines, “which alone can insure freedom of > communication with the Baltic, now controlled by the German-Russian i fleet.” Gen. Sikorski, the Polish minister of national defense, is in Paris, the i paper say. with the object of provid- j ing for the maintenance of sea com- | munidatlons between Poland and ’ Prance. Poland was unable to rely' upon Danzig In the event of a crisis, Le Matin asserts, in view of the "nationalist tendencies” of the Danzig authorities. . Chilean Regime Recognized. SANTIAGO. Chile, October 21. Venezuela has. recognized the new Chilean government. The govern ment purposes to enter Into a con tract with an American expert to reorganize the sanitary service In Chile. Snow Falls in Hew York State, j GLENS FALLS, N. Y.. October 21. | Snow yesterday whitened the ground at Indian Lake and a flurry, which I lasted about an hour, was reported at North Creekt i RENT BOARD HEAD 1 DENIES CHARGES; ' Chairman Whaley Recalls Of-1 i fer to Retire if Real Estate ; Men Would Submit. \ ** Branding as absolutely unfounded J -tatetnents by Robert I* McKeever ; before the District Building and ; Managers’ Association yesterday, in I which he declared that some mem- ; hers of the Rent Commission were j ■ fostering the activities of the j Tenants’ League in order to keep I i their jobs at any price," Richard S. ! j Whaley, chairman of the Rent Com-' I mission, declared that he reiterated I i his statements made to Mr. McKeever i in answer to similar charges by him , j before the. House investigating com j mittee in May. | "I told Mr. McKeever then, when j ! he made similar charges, that if the i j landlords of the District would agree ■to help extend the rent act for I i another two years that X, and I was ! sure the rest of the commissioners, ! would not accept any reappointments j from the President, but they would i not agree. I see no reason why the I tenants should not organize as well j as the owners,” declared Mr. Whaley, j Mr*. Taylor Denies Bias. Mrs. Clara Sears Taylor of the com- i mission declared she was indignant j at the assertions made by Mr. Me- ! Keever. Mrs Taylor said‘that if it! were not for the fact that she felt ! that she could do more good for the j housing situation by remaining on the commission she would be tempted to j resign and work for housing better- i terment on the ontside. ’ Being a i member of the commission I feel that : I should take no part in outside or- ] ganizations,” she stated "Some time ago I had hundreds of j women coming to me about their I rent troubles and eviction notices, j They visited me at midnight and at all I hours. 1 suggested they organize for i their portection. They have a right to : organize, but this does not prevent ! my impartial decisions as a rent commissioner. 1 defy anybody to show where I have not considered the land lord or tenant impartially or fairly in any case.” Mrs. Henry C. Brown and Edward H. Schirmer of the Tenants’ League visited the White House today to re- | celve C. Bascom Slemp’s reply to their ! requests left last Saturday. Mr. ! Slemp told the. representatives that j Peyton Gordon would make his re- ; port to the President on Thursday, i He also told them that Secretary Weeks had informed him that it was 1 (Continued on Page 2, CoiumtTT) PAPER URGES RETURN OF HANIHARA TO U. S. Nichi Nichi Says “Immigration i Upheaval” No Reason for Am- j bassador’s Recall. By the Associated Press. TOKIO. October 21. The English I edition of the Nichi Nichi, a publica- ! tion close to the Japanese foreign of fice. today editorially urges the re turn of M. Hanihara as Ambassador from Japan to the United States. "Hanlhara's return to Washington would be a graceful act after the unfortunate "Immigration upheaval.” the Nichi Nichi says. "The immigra- 1 tion bill was painfully hard on Japan, but that is no reason why the am bassador who happened to be at Washington at the time should be 1 recalled.” i The editorial says Hanihara would j willing to return to Washington i and disregard the momentary per sonal hurt which came to him at the time of the passage of the immigra tion law. German Mails Show Profit. BERLIN. October 21.—The post office department today reported a surplus of 60,000,000 marks since Feb ruary J. It is expected that business firms dealing with foreign countries will urge reduction of rates on let ters and post cards destined to for eign points. The present rates are 30 and 20 pfennigs, while the pre-war rates were 20 and 10 pfennigs, re spectively. Bread Price Takes Boost. | PARIS, October 21.—The price of I ) bread was increased by 1 sou to 1 1 franc 35 centimes a kilo today. The new price, which goes I j Into effect on Thursday, was made I necessary by the steadily Increasing! price of wbe^L “f rom Press to Home Within the Hour 9 * The Star’s carrier system covers every citv block and the regular edi tion is delivered to Washington homes as fast as the papers are printed. Yesterday’s Circulation, 97,242 COOK TO CARRY INDIANA. BUT KLAN WILL JRT PARTY Democrats Likely to Elect -Governor Because of Split Over Masked Order. LA FOLLETTE MEN HOPE TO GET SECOND PLACE 1 Radical Sentiment in State Slight and President Seems Very Popular. Bl «i. OOtl.n LINCOLN. Stiff Correspondent of The Star. INDIANAPOLIS, October 21.—In diana two weeks from today will func tion normally, delivering her 15 electoral j votee to Coolidge and Dawes, unless i there should be a great reversal of senti j ment In the meantime. This will be the j normal thing for Indiana to do, since, in 1 the last seven presidential elections, j from the days of McKinley and Hryan to I Harding and Cox. Indiana has gone Democratic only once. That was in IS] 2. j when Wilson won, due to the Roosevelt i Taft split in the Republican party, but i won by 22,000 votes Jess than the com- I bined strength of his two opponents. But Indiana has been consistently | Republican on national affairs during i the last 28 years. Not infrequently the ; State has chosen a Democratic gov- I emor and Democratic Senators, and this j year the Democrats stand a good chance i to elect their gubernatorial candidate, i not particularly because he is a Demo j crat, but because he is anti-Klan. while j the Republican nominee has the indorse t ment of the Ku Klux Klan. Mntu« of I,a Kollelle. I La Kollette in Indiana, as in other J States, causes a certain amount of an ! certainty as to the outcome of the eiec j lion. But La Fo’letle in Indiana is cut | ting both ways into the Democratic as ; well as Republican ranks. He does not . have the organization in this State that i he has in some others. Partly this is due j to lack of funds necessary to campaign, j The prediction that Coolidge will cany j Indiana is based on statements private ; ly made by leading Democrats and eup- I porters of La Kollette. There is a grow j ing hope in some Democratic hearts, ! however, that the same element which I is expected to make it possible for Dr | Carleton B. McCulloch, the Democratic j nominee for governor, to defeat his Re l publican opponent. Ed Jackson, may i also make it possible for John W. Davis I to win. ) Opposition to Klan. If McCulloch is to win, there must be ■ a considerable number of Republican j votes cast for him. The opposition to the j Klan is strong among many well to do ; and leading citizens in Indiana who vote | Republican ticket. It is exceedingly j strong among the negroes, who have a 1 voting strength of about 80,000. Now j the Democrats are hoping that a large i number of.the negro voters will go right i down the line, voting a straight Demo j cratic ticket, and thus cutting severely j into the Republican normal strength. Os course, the Republican business men ! who may not support Jackson are not 1 expected to vote against Coolidge. And j a very large number of negroes will vole j for Coolidge, undoubtedly, although they : support McCulloch. Tire so-called League of Independ i ent Colored Voters is fostered by the • Democrats. It is holding meetings j in various parts of the State in op : position to Jackson and in favor of ! McCulloch, and the Democratic lead j ers are insisting that they shall go •‘right” on the national ticket, as well as on the State ticket. Sunday j afternoon the league held a meeting j here, attended by five or six thousand | negroes, at which anti-Klan and anti | Jackson speeches were made by their ! leaders. William S. Lewis of Boston. | colored, a former assistant Attorney j General of the United States, ad dressed the meeting, and strongly ( urged his hearers to vote for Davis. whom he is supporting for the presi ! dency. One colored man, with his I ears cropped close to his head, said to be a deed of the Klan in Ok’a- I homa, was exhibited at the meeting. I noble to “Split.” Many of the colored voters, how j ever, are able to vote a “split" ticket, i without danger of ruining their bal i lots and having them thrown out. The | Republican leaders feel confident that ; the colored voters \vill not give their ; support to the Democratic national i ticket from which they say negroes j can expect nothing. If the Demo ! crals go far in insisting that the col ! ored voters shall vote a “straight” | Democratic ticket, it may'have the | result of throwing some of the ool i ored voters back into the Republican ! column on the governship. j In Indiana, President Uoolidge is j well liked, generally. The people j have respect for him. In this State his veto of the bonus bill has made him more friends than enemies. Some of the members of Congress, who failed to support the President on this issue, are having their troubles now. Nor do the people generally » believe that Coolidge is pro-Klan, though that is an idea the Democrats are endeavoring to instill. Strength of Klnn. i The Klan strength in Indiana is I variously estimated all the way from 200,000 voters to 400.000. Many of the Republicans, who are opposing Jackson because of the Klan. believ< that steps must be taken to eliminate the organization as a political factor in the State. "If eventually, why not now.” thes-- Republicans say, as they announce their intention of supporting McCul loch. Jackson was Secretary of Stale when the Klans’ charter was sub mitted. He accepted it, holding that under the law he was compelled to do so. When Jackson’s candidacy for the nomination for governor was an nounced, the Klan Immediately went to work for him. The word was passed around openly to work for Jackson. He defeated a half dozen other candidates for the nomination. The former Republican governor, Warren T. McCray, is now in the penitentiary, found guilty of high and low finance. He resigned last April before he was sentenced. But appar ently his present position is having little or no effect on the election. The Democrats are laying considerable ! stress on the labor provisions of their State platform, which were written ( in at the instance of organized labor. But the real Issue which has the | State standing on its ear is the Klan. (Continued on Page 14, Column TWO CENTS.