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ROWDYISM MARKS BRITISH CAMPAIGN I , i Conservative and Liberal Meetings Are Particular Objects of Attack. 35y the Associated t'res».. LONDON. October 23.—The tendency toward rowdyism in the present elec tion campaign, with the consequent j breaking up ot Conservative and Liberal meetings, is deplored by the London newspapers. which today < all upon the leaders of the Labor parly to use their influence to stop it. Labor headquarters, however, dis avows responsibility, snd the agent of the party at Greenwich, which has been one of the centers of disturb ance, has issued an appeal for the party followers to act in a sports manlike manner and give their ad versaries a fai'r hearing. The charge Is made in some quar ters that the disturbances are due to gangs of paid hoodlums, often youths not possessing the franchise, but the instigators are unknown. Great Britain has a law defining freedom of speech and public meet ing, but it seems unpopular, and speakers who have Invoked it in the past have found that it only served to embitter the situation. The rhair man of a Conservative meeting at Lambeth last night, however, read the law, with a pacifying effect on the audience. The rowdyism is in nowise uni versal. There were many hundreds of election meetings throughout the country yesterday, and not more than four or five are reported to have been broken up. One of these was a Labor meeting at Maryport. where Con servative women downed the speak , ers by singing the national anthem. The others were Conservative or Liberal gatherings, which were stopped by catcalls and the singing of “The Red Flag." MEETINGS BROKEN UP T4»bor Party Is BLamed, But Denies . Responsibility for Disorders. BY HA I, O’FLAHEKTY. By Cable to The Star and Chicago Daily News LONDON. October 23.—Rowdyism and misrepresentation mark the elos * ing stages of the British general election, which will he remembered in years to come as “the dirty elec tion of 1924." Meetings which had been arranged by the older parties in nearly every portion of the country were broken up last night, even in cases where the had loud, stentorian volgia “‘From Plymouth, where Lady Astor faced a savage heckling tor an hour before abandoning her attempt to speak, to Scotland, where Sir Robert Horne gave up his attempt to restore order, the hooligans, many of them too young to affiliate with any party, made a joke of free speech. Since the war there has been a growing tendency in this country to turn political meetings into rough and tumble fights. Mere heckling, which Is a time-honored custom, has been perverted into a demonstration of class hatred, accompanied by per sonal threats and an unbearable din of tin pan beating, bell ringing and horn blowing. Tbe Labor party disavows connec tion with the rowdies, but in cases it was too evident that Labor supporters were active. Some remarkable statistics regard ing unemployment in the United States appear in the Labor paper, the Daily Herald, today. They were pub lished with the Intention of counter ing the statement of the Conservative organ that such a thing as unemploy ment is non-existent across the At lantic. According to the Herald, the United i States is suffering the worst period I of industrial depression in many years. J with five million people unemployed, three hundred thousand of whom are In New York City alone. Declare* Many Idle. On the authority of the Chicago Daily Worker it is declared that there are more factory workers out of work in America than the total number of unemployed in all British industries. The further astonishing fact Is revealed that over halt the registered trade unionists are unable to find work. This disastrous state of affairs is attributed to the fact that the United States is governed by anti-Labor forces. As the campaign reaches a climax the feud between the Liberal party and the Socialists becomes more bit ter. The leaders of the Labor party acknowledge openly that it Is their hope to kill liberalism outright, thereby removing the difficulties of the three-party tangle in the House of Commons. The enraged Liberals realize now that they can never again support socialism in office, no matter what grave reasons may arise. They regret their complacency in allowing. Labor to take over the .government, even for a short period of eight months, and they vow vengeance at the ear liest possible moment after the new Parliament meets, should Labor try to maintain itself in power. The Conservatives are using this Liberal- L«bor party controversy to good ef fect. Surprisingly little is heard of the graver questions facing the British Empire or the great domestic issues which the forthcoming Parliament must tackle. It is a narrow partisan tight, emphasizing more than ever the absence of stability in Parlia ment. (Copyright, 1024, by Chicago Daily News Co.) SOS CALL ON RADIO PART OF FRENCH PLAY Position of Sinking- Given as Mid dle of Sahara to Allay Fears of Listeners-In. By the Associated Press. PARIS, October 23.—The “SOS mes sages” picked up Tuesday night by Parisian radio fans now prove to have been part of a play which was being broadcast in rehearsal from a French wireless studio. The name of the ship was given in the play as the Vllle de St. Martin and the position where she was sup posed to be sinking was purposely placed In the middle of the Sahara Desert to prevent distress calls from being taken seriously. Nevertheless, quite a number of radio fans got ex cited and began telephoning the au thorities asking that something be clone to help the ship. Soldier Put on Probation. Sergt. Thomas Pauli, stationed at Walter Reed Hospital, was given a suspended sentence of one year In ja.T by Judge Schuldt in Police Court to-* day on conviction of a charge of as saulting his wife, Mrs. Opal Pauli, vho lives at the Vendome Hotel. Mrs. Pauli testified that her husband choked her and otherwise maltreated her about a week ago. It was brought out that Sergt. Pauli had been injured in an accident some time ago and that he may not have been fully recovered at the time of the assault. He. was ■ placed on probation under supervi ' • pion of the military authorities. 0 g| ■ . tV it ; -. ■ TWO MORE EMBASSIES PLANNED ON SIXTEENTH STREET SITES j Great Britain and France to Erect Structures on 'Heights—Will Leave But Two in Down toivn Section. New embassy buildings for the governments of Great Britain and France are to be erected on sites in Sixteenth street, if was learned today the former to be located between Katorama road and Euclid street and the latter on the tract adjoining the studio residence of Maj. Totten, which extends' from that point to Euclid I and back to Fifteenth street. Build ing operations are expected to begin next year. The Ambassador, Sir Esme Howard, on behalf of the British government, soon will close a deal with Mrs. John B. Henderson for the purcliAce of ground. Ambassador Jusserand -of France, soon to retire, purchased the Sixteenth street site in which the French government is interested, from Mrs. Henderson several years ago. M. Jusserand had intended to begin preparations for the new French em bassy. which will be the first the French Republic ever has possessed in the American Capital, hut since his retirement from the diplomatic corps here, this work will lie turned over to his successor who is due to arrive some time in February. Socltx to Sell Present Site. Before Sir Esme concludes the pur chase of the site from Mrs. Hender son, he plans to dispose of the pres ent embassy buildings at Connecticut avenue and N street, extending back to Nineteenth street. It is said that Sir Esme will retain the privilege of keeping all the building material of the old brick mansion and chancellery. The rear buildings, which face Nine teenth street, were erected during the World War for the convenience of the special minister. Sir Richard Craw ford, and his staff, who were in charge of munitions and other war activi ties. The British Ambassador is said to be considering three different offers | for the property, and one Is said to come from a Canadian source, with an eye to erecting a big commercial and industrial establishment in Wash i ington with accommodations for I diplomatic and consular offices. Just as toon as the Ambassador accepts any of these several offers for the property he will close his transaction with Mrs. Henderson. The present British embassy represents the peak in building and general real estate speculation in the American Capital which began immediately after the Shepherd improvements and practical remaking of the city, which occurred in the early seventies. Gov. Shepherd and some of his business associates bought heavily along Connecticut avenue and improved the thorough- BOY IS INDICTED j ON ARSON CHARGE Alleged to Have Set Fire to Takoma Park Home to Provide “Thrill.” v. # The grand jury today indicted Ray mond C. Johnson, IS years old, on a charge of arson. The boy is charged with setting fire to a house in Takoma Park September 9 last. When ar raigned in Police Court Johnson de- | dared he “wanted to give the volun teer fire-fighters a thrill,” it is said. The building belonged to David Fe!d --! man and is said to have been dam j aged to the extent of S9OO. Johnson I used to hang around the fire engine house and listen to the stories of the fire-fighters. Six persons were exonerated by trie grand jurors of charges against them, and a total of 13 were indicted. The cases dropped were: Pablo Ortiz, rape; Thomas S. Kirk, joy-riding; Frank Jennings and Earl A. Smart, assault with dangerous weapon; Percy Alien, grand larceny, and Stephen J. Morris, robbery. Those indicted and the charges against them are: Amy E. Bell, assault with intent to kill; George Harper and Noble Duck ett. housebreaking and larceny; James Morris, robbery: Augustine B. Crovo. non-support; Walter Thomas, William Roberts and Katie Diggs, grand larceny: Archie Harris. Henry Smith, and Cornelius Brooks, house breaking, and John Driver, assault with dangerous weapoa. COURT ORDERS DELAY IN WAN’S EXECUTION % Tudge Issues Writ in Absence of Formal Decree of Higher Tribunal. Justice Siddons in Criminal Court today postponed until “further order of tbe court” the execution of Ziang “»nti Wan. the young Chinese student. Convicted in 1920 of murder In the first degree in connection with the killing of Ben Sen Wu. an under secretary fit the Chinese education mission in 1919. The hanging of Wan had been scheduled fdr tomorrow. The United States Supreme Court early this month set aside the con viction of the Chinaman and granted him a new trial because of the ad mission of a confession extorted by “third degree' methods of the police. As the mandate from the highest court in the land has not reached the District Supreme Court the latter tribunal technically knows nothing of the new trial and Attorney James A. O’Shea representing the prisoner with United States Attorney Gordon had to secure the temporary order of the court to relieve the superintendent of the jail from the responsibility of carrying out the death warrant. On the receipt of the formal notice from the United States Supreme Court concerning the new trial United Stales Attorney Gordon will ask one of the Justices sitting In the criminal divisions to set a date for a re-trial of the case. Grasshopper Army Eats House Roofs 9 Attacks Rancher , in City in Mexico By table to Tbe Star and thlcaco Daily Xrwa. people. These are unable to find ' MKXTCO CITY, October 23. any shelter from the swarms of Tl.™ Blanca, a do „f .0,000 “Vh*. habitants in the state of \ era houses and streets. One report Cruz, has been Invaded by a swarm has been received that an intoxl more than four miles long of rated rancher who had fallen grasshoppers, which have eaten asleep had his feet eaten off be up the straw roofs of the c.ty’s jSSiiS* have corn houses and have started a reign pietely devastated the entire re ef terror among the people, who glon about Tlerra Blanca, which are flocking to the churches to is located in southern Mexico’s ' pray for delivery from the pests. tropical country, on the railroad X}ie city is totally lacking In between Vera Crus and the Isth means of fighting the pests, which t '^Chi«wo Daily have invaded tho homes of ths ’ - * ■ 3 * ue *fY * 1 T !■': In' ' ' Vifli THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON, D. (1. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 23, 1924. fare to the last word of municipal elegance. The late Hallett Kilhourne ind Adolph Cluss had handsome resi dences there, and the neighborhood began to take on the air of a cul tured. well built city. Sir Edward Thornton was Minister from Britain, and he had for some year * occupied the residence of Charles Knapp on the northeast cor ner of Seventeenth and I streets. Elisha Higgs, brother of the banker, George W. Riggs, bought this house | In IX7I, and the British Minister omewhat exasperated at having to move In the midst of a busy season, and late in the same year, he bought the large tract of land where the loin and the unicorn guards the mas sive iron gates to the cfianclery and is wrought in stone over the porte cocljere. Many Gift* From Q,ueen. It was towards the close of 1X73 that this mansion was completed and furnished entirely from Ixmdon. Queen Victoria made many personal ' gifts, and for many years the ehina 1 dinner and tea service with the silver! plate wore the wonders of Wash- I ington. No details of the style of j the new British embassy have been j decided on, other than that the chancelry will be in a large and ! spacious building which will prob- j ably face on Kalorama road, with other necessary suhhuildlngs like garages and servants' quarters to the rear of Euclid street. It has been published in Baris papers that the traditional urban style of j French architecture will he followed ! in the new French embassy here, and 1 this is much like the present embassy | building, which is leased from Mrs. | Henderson. It will have a commodious j chancelry and storage room on Flf- j teenth street, and the two parts are to | be divided by a walled gardeii. , The 1 German government still owns a trad | of land opposite that which the French i Ambassador recently sold. This has : been placed on the market and will be 1 sold at the first opportunity. The I plans, however, for a new German em- j bassy. that on Massachusetts being in adequate. are all yet to be perfected. Previous to strained relations between this Nation and Japan, the Amhassa- | dor, M. Hanihara, was considering a j site on upper Sixteenth street for a j new home for the emperor’s envoy. I The German and Japanese embassies are the only ones remaining in the : downtown section, and it would seem their tenure Is to be short. The Braz- ! zllian embassy, on H street, was leased and the term has expired and will not be renewed. ITONGS IN CHICAGO RESUMEWARFARE Bomb Explosion Wrecks Laundry in Territory of On Leong Faction. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO. October 23.—Chinese tong warfare here, at a lull since Monday night when five separate attacks re sulted in one death and two serious woundings, resumed activity early to day. when a laundry in On Leong ter ritory in Chinatown was wrecked in a bomb explosion.* Police squads in Chinatown were doubled last night upon reports that one tong had said “At least eight more must die.” .Co-operating with Eastern authorl ' ties, detectives started a search for Chin Jack Lam, former On L°ong leader, who is accused of having stirred up much ill feeling between that tong and the Hip Sings. Lara was arrested here last week and re leased after he exhibited a deputy sheriff's star. He was indicted re cently in Cleveland for extortion. Twelve Chinese, arrested in a bar ricaded hotel room yesterday, were held as suspects in connection with the recent shootings. GORDON TO REPORT ON HOUSING PROBE Department of Justice Ex pects to Get Local In formation Today. The Department of Justice was ex pected today to recejve from District Attorney Peyton Gordon his full re port on the real estate situation in the District of Columbia. The report follows Investigation into the records of the Senate com mittee alleging a combine among cer tain local real estate men to the det riment of renters and property owners of the District. Whether the Gordon report to the Attorney General will be made public at the Department of Justice or be sent on to the White House, which recently requested it. was not certain today. It was considered more likely, however, that the Attorney General, upon receipt of the Gordon report, would give some time to the study of it. and perhaps transmit the import | of it at least to the White House be fore making public any intimation as to what recommendations were made by the District attorney. No definite Indications as to what the Gordon report contains could be obtained from any source. It was said at his office, however, that it was fully expected the documents would be transmitted to the Attorney Gen eral before nightfall. The Department of Justice itself has taken no active hand In the problem since publication of the Senate com mittee report on the local situation, but has been awaiting action by the district attorney, (whose responsibility It was said to be. DU WILMER WINS LEGION OF HONOR ! Notable Service in War and Peace Is Recognized by France. I>i. William Holland Wilmer of 2101 R street northwest, famous eye specialist, was decorated with the cross of a commander of the Legion of Honor of France last night "for high service to science and special . service to France in the World War.” It is the second highest honor within the gift of the French Republic. The ceremony incident to the formal presentation of the decoration to l>r. Wilmer took place in the French embassy, in the presence of a small I but Internationally prominent group of persons. Many of those present represented the medical profession, in I whose service Dr. Wilmer has estab- | lished such a reputation, that it was formally recognized by France. Conferred by Jussi-rand. ' M. Jusserand, Ambassador from j France, placed the ribbon and cross lof the order around Dr. Wllmer's I neck, after reading the citation upon i which it was awarded. M. Jusserand I delivered a short address in which j he paid the highest tribute to the j work the famous surgeon has done, i both in war and in peace, Dr, Wilmer I replying with a few words in ac- Iceptance. Previous to the ceremonies the Ambassador and Mine. Jusserand en j tertained Dr. and Mrs. Wilmer at j dinner at the embassy. The dinner I was strictly a family affair at which i j were present besides the Ambassa- j 1 dor’s family and Dr. and Mrs. Wil- j i mar only William Holland Wilmer. ; •Jr.; Mr, and Mrs. R. H. Wilmer and I Gen. Dumont, military attache at the embassy. There were about 100 guests pres ] ent at the decoration ceremonies, in ! eluding only a few persons especially i invited by the embassy, men of high i standing in the medical science and a number of close, personal friends of Dr. and Mrs. Wilmer. The affair was entirely informal and was car ried out with the utmost simplicity. Wilmer >on General. Dr. Wilmer Is now a brigadier gen j eral in the Medical Officers’ Reserve I Corps. As surgeon in charge of the 1 medical research laboratories of the i air service, American expeditionary ; force, he rendered invaluable sclen- | title service to the allied air services j in France, personally serving in his ! official capacity in that country. For his achievements in France 1 and his solution of serious medical problems affecting the allied airmen. Dr. Wilmer was early recognized by this Government and was among the first to receive the distinguished service medal. His selection to wear the cross of the Legion of Honor is further recognition for the same work. Dr. Wilmer has just returned from Europe, where he went for the Wil- ! liam Holland Wilmer Foundation to j make a survey of ophthalmological j clinics with a view to determining | | whether any of the methods used i abroad would be available for em-j bodiment in a great institute of oph thalmology which, it is expected, is! soon to be established in this country. | Dr. Wilmer achieved such heights in his profession that he was per suaded by a group of prominent men and women to make his knowledge available for future generations through the medium of a thoroughly equipped eye research laboratory and school of ophthalmology. Os a retir ing nature. Dr. Wilmer at first refused such a high honor, but eventually agreed to lend the movement his sup port. School to lie Founded. As a result, the William Holland Wilmer Foundation was incorporated in the District of Columbia two years ago. and It is confidently believed that the movement will see the beginning, before the end of this year, of what is to be the world's greatest school j I devoted solely to eye research work ! and ophthalmology. Just where the school will be es tablished has not been decided. Three cities are being most seriously con sidered, it is said—Washington, Bal timore. seat of the famous Johns Hop kins University and Hospital, and Philadelphia, also a center of medical research. The presence of such a fa mous institution as Hopkins in Hal timore is said to be inclining the de cision toward that city. An eye hos pitai would be erected in connection with ,the school. THREE CAPITAL MEN DIE BY ASPHYXIATION I Grocer, Auto Salesman and Heat-1 ing Company Worker Are ! Gas Victims. Three deaths f.rom illuminating gas occurred in the northwest section of the city yesterday. The victims are William G. Wid mayer, 65, grocer, at 3221 Georgia avenue: James C. Carroll, 22, auto mobile salesman, at 935 O street, and Joseph Alton Ward, 20. former Marine and employe of a local heat ing firm, at 403 G street. A coroner's inquest will be held this afternoon. Mr. Widmayer was a native of this city and was the son of the late John Widmayei\ a butcher in the Northern Liberty IVfarket. He is survived by his wife, three sons and three daughters. He had suffered a slight stroke of paralysis some time ago. Detectives Springman and Darnall in vestigated the case. Mr. Widmayer was found dead in his bed, with the gas turned on. | Mr. Carroll was a native of Harri sonburg. Va.. where his mother, Mrs. Sallie Carroll, resides. Last Tuesday hls machine, which ‘he was driving, was in collision with another car, in which Lillian Glascoe and Emma Walker, colored high school students, were injured. His car 'was badly damaged and was taken to the second precinct to await word from him. Carroll was found in a gas-filled room at his home. Mr. Ward was a former member of the Marine Corps, from whi£h he re ceived an honorable discharge. Some time ago he had received treatment at an Army hospital for an injured leg. He has been engaged in business lately with the heating firm. His mother, Mrs. Alvin Ward of Cochran, Ga., was notified of his death. Ward was found In bed, a rubber tube at tached to the gas fixture extending beneath the bed clothes. ' ROBBER GAGS WOMAN. Wife of Policeman Victim of In truder at Norfolk, Va. Special Dispatch to The Star. NORFOLK, Va.. October 23. —Police- man G. Carter, arriving home from duty early this morning, found his wife bound and gagged and (2 gone from her purse. The home wait visited by a robber during the nlgfit, and when Mrs. Car ter attempted to foil the Intruder in his search for money she was impris oned on a chair. She was suffer ing from shock today and unable to describe the man, ENGRAVING BUREAU DIRECTORS TO MEET Unofficial ‘‘Board” to Dis cuss Policy Changes at Session Tomorrow. For the purpose of putting Into further effect the new scheme of reorganization of the administration at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing there will be InaugurtWed at noon tomorrow the first of a series of weekly conferences of the "board of directors” of the bureau. Although not officially named the "board of directors.” the board, or committee, composed of seven men. who will meet at noon luncheon in j the bureau, will be the governing, body, and will discuss at its weekly [ gatherings all problems concerning j the big money-making plant. They i will formulate policies and programs to be carried out under the Secretary of the Treasury. Members of Hoard, The board consists of the following: Chairman. Charles S. Dewey, assistant secretary of the Treasury in charge of fiscal affairs: vice chairman. Maj. Wallace W. Kirby, director of the bureau; recording secretary, Charles U. Schoeneman, executive assistant to Mr. Dewey; Alvin W. Hall, formerly of the Bureau of Efficiency' now chairman of the new planning unit of the bureau, and the three assistant directors of the bureau. John J. Deviny, Clark R. Long and Paul E. T wyman. Tic s'keleton organization la also \ p’anned to continue through any j change of personnel which may come in the future through change ot I directors, or of any other members of the so-called "board of directors.” It is believed there would always be enough of them left to Insure sta bility and prevent some of the sensa tional disruptions in morale and working ability which have so hurt the big plant in the past. The question of a director to suc ceed Maj. Kirby, whose assignment from the Army to the post by special act of Congress expires December 16. has not been decided. There have been indications, however, that the Treasury would like to keep Maj. Kirby if possible. Mew t nit Held Vital. The place of the "planning unit" in the reorganization scheme is believed to be a vital one. as well as entirely i new to the bureau. Mr. Hall has been j head of the committee of experts | which for months has been studying ] the bureau and its methods in co operation with Director Kirby. He continues at the bureau as head of the planning unit, and will be charged with no administrative duties what ever. He will give his time and at tention to co-operating with all other factors in control to strengthen the weap spots, should any develop, and help work out new and improved methods. No such assistance had ever been given to a director of the bureau j before. SENATE PROBERS TURN INQUIRY TO “CONCEALED” GIFTS (Continued from First Page.) Edward T. Stotesbury and others, con ducted a campaign for contributions independent of that of the Pennsyl vania ways and means committee of the Republican national committee. Steams Gives 910.000. New contributions of SIO,OOO each reported came from Irene du Pont of Wilmington, Del.; Frank A. Munsey, New York publisher; Representative Ogden Mills of New York, and Frank W. Stearns, of Boston, a personal friend of President Coolidge. Contributions of $5,000 were made j by Senator William B. McKinley of | Illinois. Max D. Steuer of New York City. Mr tyid Mrs. Larz Anderson of Washington, and W. P. Murphy of Chicago. Miss Helen Clay Frick ot Pitts burgh is listed as giving $2,000 and Aianeon B. Houghton, American Am bassador to Germany. $2,500. Other contributors Include H. S. Bevard. Greenburg. Pa.. $3,000 ; John M. Jamison, Greenburg. Pa.. $3,000; H. Emlen Roosevelt New York, $1,000; W. B. Draper, New York. $2,000; B. G. Dawes, Pure Oil Co.. $1,000; Mrs. I B. G. Dawes. Columbus, $1,000; Theo -1 dore Gary, Kansas City. $2,500; Hunter j L. Gary, Kansas City. $2,500; A. L j Adams. Kansas City, $2,500; William Volker, Kansas City. $2,000; F. H. I Lathrop, Birmingham. Ala.. $2,500; j Grant Ridgway, Chicago, $1,500; F. S. Terry, Cleveland. $2,658; B. G. j Tcrmaine. Cleveland. $2,658; E. L. Ford, Detroit, $1,000; J. B. Ford. De troit, $1,000; A. W. Goodrich, Chicago, $1,000; Edward Mallinckrott, St. | Louis.' $1,500; Charles Deering, Chi ! cago. $1,400; James Deering, Chicago, I $2,500; Warren "Wright Chicago. $3.- ! 500; William C. Sproul. Philadelphia, I $1,000; Marshall Field. $5,000. Reports on Disbursements. r The disbursement report of the New York and Chicago offices for October 11 to October 15, inclusive, shows that the Chicago office spent $168.- 1 42 „ and the New York office $85,444. Chicago office expenditures include an advance of SIO,OOO to the Repub lican committee of Cook County and SIO,OOO to the Cook County campaign committee and $14,800 to Bert O. Cary, chairman State central commit tee of Michigan. The New York expendi ture included $50,000 to the New York State Republican committee, $15,000 to the Republican senatorial commit tee and $5,373 for moving pictures. Rankers Are Called. Pushirfg its Inquiry Into charges I of Senator Robert M. La Follette that a huge ‘'slush” fund is being raised to swing doubtful States to the Re publican ticket on November 4, the Senate committee turned today to the examination of bankers and others from New York City. George W. Simmons, vice president of the Mechanics and Metals National Bank, was under subpoena for ques tioning with particular reference to letters he wrote to other bankers urging campaign contribution for the conduct of a fight In Western States to “kill off” the La Follette move ment. Simmons signed himself as acting “for bankers committee.” William B. Knox, president of the American Bankers’ Association, also was summoned today. He denied In a telegram to the committee yesterday that there had been any proposal that member banks contribute u sum equal to a certain percentage of their capital to aid in the Republican cam paign. Frank P. Walsh, counsel for Senator La Follette, told the commit tee at Chicago that such informa tion had reached the Wisconsin Senator. Rail Head Called. Other witnesses on the day’s list included Charles D. Tillies of New York, a vice chairman of the Re publican national committee, and W. W. Atterbury, president of the Penn sylvania Railroad. Counsel for Sena tor La Follette requested that Mr. Atterbury be called for examination as to the source of funds used by the Pennsylvania lines to print ‘‘Ker publican propaganda” on dialog car menu cards. Returning yesterday to the Fol-1 >•- -• £. ’-i General Attempts Suicide; Rumanian Government May Fall in Passport Fraud By the Associated Press. BUCHAREST, Rumania, Octoijer 23.—Discovery of an extensive or ganization for the issuance and sale of bogus passports to the United States resulted last eve nlng in the attempted suicide of Gen. Vlatoiano, brother of a mem bebr of the Rumanian cabinet, and today threatened a cabinet shake up. The passport frauds were re vealed by the American consul at, Cherbourg, France, who reported there were irregularities in the papers of Rumanians attempting lette charges, the committee ex amined a number of financiers and manufacturers from Philadelphia, as well as Chairman T. V. O'Connor of the Shipping Board. The session was marked alternately by heated ex changes between committeemen and counsel on the one hand and witnes ses on the other, and repartee about Congress and other matters which kept the investigators and spectators amused much of the time. From Mr. O’Connor the committee developed that the labor leaders who came to Washington to hear Presi dent Coolidge’s Labor day speech did so at, the invitation of the Ship ping Board chairman, who advanced the money to pay their hotel and taxi cab bills here. O’Connor said he turned the sum, some $360, over to Joseph Ryan, a labor leader in charge of the visiting delegation, who sub sequently repaid him after collecting from the men. Joseph R. Grundy, Edward T. Stotesbury, Samuel L. Vauclaln, Na than T. Folwell and Chester W. Hill, all of Philadelphia, were asked about campaign fund collections in Penn sylvania. Grundy testified that his committee, that of ways and means for the Republican national commit tee, had received up to yesterday $365,000 in contributions. William M. Butler, chairman of the Republi can national committee, testified at Chicago that the receipts from the committee up to October 10 had been only $78,000. From none of the witnesses did the committee receive any Information that there were organizations of bankers and business men collecting funds Independently of the Republi can national committee, as counsel for Senator Le Follette has charged. It was disclosed that the Manufac turers’ Club of Philadelphia had re ceived SIO,OOO from Its members, and that the Union League Club had col lected funds and sent them direct to the national committee and not through Grundy’s committee. Grundy’s testimony was that the $365,000 his committee had collected came from the 53 counties outside the Pittsburgh district, which comprises 14 counties. He said W. L. Mellon, a relative of Secretary Mellon of the Treasury, was in charge of the collec tions in that district. Mr. Mellon probably will be called later. Vauclnin Gave 9(1,100. Asserting that he, himself, had made no effort to raise campaign funds, but had loaned his name to the Grundy committee for what it might be worth. Vauclain, president of the Baldwin Locomotive Works, testified that he had contributed $6,100 of his personal funds. He told also of do nating SIO,OOO of his company’s funds to the American Economic League through Julius Kruttschnitt, presi dent of the Southern Pacific Railroad, and in that connection insisted that big business interests had a right to employ people to influence sentiment as affecting legislation. Mr. Vauclain told the committee he would not approve of the use of any of the SIO,OOO to fight Senator La Fol lette, and added that he was not afraid of La Follette; that no “true workingman” would vote for the Wisconsin Senator, and that “it will not take more than one hay wagon to carry the La Follette vote.” He also suggested a four-year recess of Congress, saying that President Cool idge, whom he described as a "good President,” could run the country meantime. “Then you don’t believe in repre sentative government?” he was asked. “Yes, when we are represented,” he retorted. Folwell, treasurer of the Philadel phia Manufacturers’ Club, who testi fied that organization had raised $lO.- 000. presented a list of contributors. The money, he said, was turned over to the national committee. He also said he had been charged by the Grundy committee with looking after contributions from the weavers of his State, but that only about 15 per cent of those appealed to had responded favorably. From Hill, secretary of the Grun dy committee, the investigators re ceived a list of larger contributors. They included Joseph E. Widener, Philadelphia, $25,000; J, H. Bromley. Philadelphia. $10,000; Bioren & Co., Philadelphia. SIO,OOO, and Joseph R. Grundy. SIO,OOO. In their examination of most of the witnesses, counsel sought to develop i that most of the large contributors to the Republican “war chest" are ‘‘bene ficiaries” under the Fordney-McCumber tariff act, and that a continuance of tariff protection was one influence in the matter of making contributions. In this connection, special emphasis was laid on passages from some of the letters written by Grundy appeal ing to Pennsylvania citizens for funds. LAUREL ENTRIES FOR FRIDAY. FIRST RACE—Purse, $1,300; for maiden (lilies: 2-year-olds; furlongs. Miss (treble 115 (Mary Ann 115 1. Glassen 115 Rin Tin Tin 115 Brown Stout 115 Out of Sight 11,1 Slow and Easy... 113 fFlivvcr 115 tßelair Stud entry. SECOND RACE—Claiming: purse, $1,300; for 3-year-olds and up; 6 furlongs. •Avispa 100 ‘New Rival 105 I ‘Wild Goose 105 Hidden Jewel 114 , •Mabel K 100 Or. Chas. Wells.. 114 . •Viola Burton.... 102 Elemental 114 1 •Arlington 109 Also eligible: Kirah HI ‘Corfie 109 j St. Quentin 114 Capt. Coatignn.... 119 Goldfleld HO Oak-wood 118 •Beau Nash 105 ‘Much Ado 102 1 •Atlauflda 102 Vanderburg 114 1 Peter Piper 114 , THIRD RACE—Claiming: purse, $1,500: for 1 2- 1 mile. Kierr Flight 100 Margie K 107 1 Can't Say N 0.... 106 Master Blue 100 1 •Sea Fairy 110 *Maddenstown ... 100 , Glen Lass 100 , FOURTH RACE—Purse, $1,300; for 3-year- 1 olds and tip: 1 mile. Best Beloved 102 Eriea 11l Quotation 102 Pirate Gold 11l Sun Lady 102 Lieut. II 115 FIFTH RACE—Handicap: for all ages; pursb, $2,000; « furlongs. Golden Rrtle 115 Champlain 104 Senator Norris 105 Chrysalis 92 tiled Wingfield... 95 Noel 113 Will Land H 4 jThree pounds claimed for rider. Bia«TH RACE—Claiming; purse, $1,300 for 3- and up; 1 A miles. Rock 80tt0m.... 116 Marques HI •Mary Agnes 97 Red Wine 105 Dream of Valley.. HI Yoahimi 113 •TJandl 100 ‘Wood Lady 99 1 Gray Gables 114 Joaqtilna 108 i Old Timer IU ’Watch Charm.... 100 ] •Vice Chairman... 108 Also eligible: . Quecreek HI Our Star 102 •Faith 103 < SEVENTH RACE—Claiming; purse, $1,300: i for 8-year-olds and up; IVi miles. Mountain Rose II 109 •Polly Leighton... 95 , Marcella 80y... . 100 Cimarron 106 •Cote d’Or 104 •Inrigorator 104 •Comme Cl 104 *tOld Faithful... 109 ' Froaty Boy 103 *Glad Newa...... 101 i •Trayeen Trtaough 104 Salmon 103 , •tßolster 104 *Hlcta»7 104 tG, W. Foreman entry. •Apprentice si lows nee ciafcMA, - - ' Weather clear; track fast, 1 V- - ■: to hoard steamers for the United States. His reports resulted in the unearthing of an elaborate scandal and prompted the Rumanian au thorities to order the arrest last night oft Jen. Viatoiano. When an attempt was made to lake him into custody, however, he shot himself and Was taken to a hos pital, where it was said his condi tion was grave. The scandal is considered in po litical circles as certain to result in the resignation of the general’s brother and the reorganization of the cabinet, particularly since other cabinet members are report ed to be involved. Commits Suicide As St. Elizabeth’s Doors Open to Him Waiting in the receiving room at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital today to be turned over to the hospital author ities. Joseph L. Smith, 42 years old, who had served 22 years in tho Army, placed a revolver to his head and shot and killed himself. Smith was admitted to Soldiers' Home here July 1 and this morn ing was taken to St. Elizabeths by attendants from the former in stitution. In the receiving room he opened a suit ease, look out a silk shirt, in which was concealed a revolver, and before attendants were aware he had gent a bullet into his brain. Smith's neare it relative is listed as a brother, Arthur Smith, Jack sonville, 111. Just as Smith was leaving Sol diers' Home with his attendants he asked permission to return to his room and get a shirt he had left behind. His request was granted. Hist death revealed he had concealed the revolver in this shirt. MRS. WILLEBRANDTI IS BACK IN ROW Tells Pennsylvania Dry Body Head Alleged Charges Are False. The long series of disputes over pro hibition enforcement in Pennsylvania received an added chapter today when Mrs. Mabe! Walker Wiliebrandt, As- ! sistant Attorney Genera!, made public I a telegram to Joseph M. Steele, for mer president of the Raw Enforce ment League of Philadelphia, which j she said was not given out when j other correspondence was made pub lic by the league. The telegram, sent on July JO, de | nied that Mrs. Wiliebrandt had made charges in a letter to Steele against I the Pennsylvania Senators, and as j serted that she had at no time talked over the work of United States at torneys with either President Hard ing or President Coolidge. Involved in Dispute. The letter to which Mrs. Wiliebrandt ! referred dealt with enforcement condi- j tions in the State and was involved in ■ a controversy between Mayor Kendrick i of Philadelphia and his director of i pubilo safety. Brig. Gen. Smedley D. j Butler. Some phases of this coiitro- : versy. together with the attacks on j prohibition enforcement officers, finally 1 were called to the attention of Presi dent Coolidge, and resulted in Attorney General Stone inviting officials of the Law Enforcement League to come here for a conference. Nothing tangible came from that conference. Mrs. Wiliebrandt told Mr. Steele in her telegram that she regarded her i letter to him concerning policies in Pennsylvania prohibition enforcement as confidential, and that publication of it at the time it was written was un justifiable “on the ground that publica- ! tion will at this time be put to unfair j and partisan uses.” “I stand squarely on the truth and sincerity of the statement in my letter.” the telegram added. “But if it is intended for publication it should have gone into more detail. I have never personally discussed the United States attorneys with either President Harding or President Cool idge, though in every instance where facts have developed indicating dere liction of duty in offices of United States attorneys I have .-ailed the same to the attention of my superior. Made \o Charges. “My letter made no charges against your Senators, but it was intended to suggest that if you believed any Federal official who is appointed bv Senate ratification is unfaithful in office your best procedure is to take the matter up with your Senators and get them to appeal to the Presi dent in a dignified manner rather than for you to engage in public sniping accusations. “Lax enforcement by county and municipal authorities in Pennsylvania cannot be excused on the grounds that evasion of their duty was jus tified because the Federal Govern ment is not doing its duty, if you disregard the courtesy of my request and reasons therefor and publish per sonal correspondence. J request in the interest of fair dealings that you publish tills wire as well.” Publication of the telegram came on top of a renewed assault on the administration’s prohibition enforce ment activities made last night by Samuel Untermyer, New York law yer, who gave out a lengthy state ment. including Mrs. Wiilebrandt’s letter to Mr. Steele. Coincident with Mrs. Willebrandfs action. Secretary Mellon declared in discussing general prohibition condi tions that the efforts at enforcement were becoming “more and more suc cessful. Mr. Mellon said, however, that the enforcement officers were having great difficulty in checking smuggling, and expressed the view that prohibition could be successfully and thoroughly enforced if the gov ernment were able to check the il legal Imports. ENGLAND WILL STAND ON LAUSANNE TREATY Representatives Picked for League Council Session on Dispute With Turkey. By the Associated Press. LONDON, October 23.—The British government will be represented at the special meeting of the council of the League of Nations, at Brussels Mon day. when the differences between Great Britain and Turkey on the Irak question will come, up for considera tion. by Lord Parmoor and Sir Cecil Hurst, legal adviser to the foreign office. Lord Parmoor, who was at the head of the British delegation at the as sembly of the league, in September, was largely responsible for bringing the question before the league. It is understood he will stand firmly on the terms of y»MgU»uaaanc treaty. SEMAPHORE TO GET i TRYOUTINCAPITAL Three-Colored Light to Direct Traffic Waits on Bill i Pending in Congress. A three-colored semaphore with an amber light added to the red and green to warn traffic to get ready for a change of direction probably will be given a try-out In Washington early next year if Congress grants an i appropriation that is pending In the second deficiency bill. The use of this "get-ready” light in between the red and the green would bo an elaboration of the plan now ( being followed by traffic officers of I giving a warning on their whistles a few seconds before turning the go i signs. Maj. W. H. Holcombe, chairman of * the District Traffic Board, stated today ' that he is in favor of tho principles of having traffic officers blow their whistles and then waiting long enough for vehicles and pedestrians in the middle of the intersection to get across before turning the sema phore. i Headley Gives Instruction*. The major added that he thought an interval of from 5 to 7 seconds be tw-een the blowing of the whistle and the turning of the sign should be sat isfactory at most crossings. Inspector Albert J. Headley, chief of the traffic bureau, yesterday inetructed his men to give the advance warning ' on the whistle and to make the interval of time long enough to meet conditions prevailing at their respective crossings. According to Maj. Holcombe, the Traffic Board is not considering the in- i stallation of the so-called synchronized light system, under which the signals , change simultaneously at a 1 intersec tions on certain thoroughfares. He ; •said the Traffic Board is seriously con- ! ! templating the purchase of the three j colored signal light for individual cross mgs. May Ask Appropriation. j Although this tri-colored semaphore 1 would resemble a lamp post In the mid j die of busy intersections, Maj. Hol- I combe said, they can be erected on a j demountable base and removed for pa j rades and other special occasions, j The second deficiency bill, whicli car ries the request for the money to im -1 prove traffic signal methods, failed of I passage in the closing hours of the last i session and probably will com? up foi I action early in December. RECORD OF INCOME 1 TAXESMADEPUBLIC Revenue Bureau Explains New Law Is Complied With to Full Extent. Reversing its time-honored policy of the secrecy of income tax records, j the Bureau of Internal Revenue, j under the new revenue act of 1924. has opened to the public the “official ! assessment lists,” in the offices of j collectors of internal revenut. Records of Washington taxpayers, S along with the records of all tax \ payers in this collection district, are • in the office at Baltimore, it was ex ! plained by officials here. No perm*. | nent records of local taxpayers are j kept at the local subdistrict office a: 1422 Pennsylvania avenue, where only collections and counter business for the Government are transacted. Data Made Public. In the official announcement today from the Bureau of Internal Revenue, it was explained that the matter re -1 quired by law to be made public not only had been made available to the public, but that “the collector lias designated one of his employes to j assist all persons making inquiry to j obtain the information to which they i are entitled by virtue of the new | revenue law.” The records in question, says the announcement, “show a complete his tory of each person's transactions with the Government in regard to ills income tax matters. The name and post office address appear on the lists as well as the amount of tax paid on all original and additional assess ments; also penalty and interest pay ments. It is the desire of the Internal Revenue Service to afford every facility to persons seeking the* in formation to which they are entitled and the bureau is prepared to co operate with the public to the fullest possible extent.” It is explained that the matter made public is restricted, however, “to all returns of income made after January 1. 1924, whether filed under the pro visions of the revenue act of 1924 or prior income tax acts." Reports of individuals, trusts, es tates, partnerships or corporations are alike available. "The assessment lists,” says the j .statement, “are, of course, the basis for all the collector’s bookkeeping transactions, and any additional in formation that might be compiled would have to be taken from these lists. The opening of the official as sessment lists to the public eliminates all possibility of errors that might be made in transcribing the information, and there can he no question what soever as to the authenticity of the information given to the public.” 2 HELD IN SMUGGLING SAWS INTO D. C. JAIL Father Alleged to Have Taken Im plements to Son in “Piracy’’ Book. Frank R. Porter and Paul White, charged with "prison breach” in con nection with an alleged attempt to assist TV bite's son, Ralph, to saw his way out of the District Jail, were held for the grand jury under bonds of SI,OOO each In Police Court today. It was testified that three bars of young White’s cell had been sawed' through when the authorities inter fered. It is alleged by the police that Porter and the elder White ar ranged to smuggle hacksaw blades into the youth’s cell in a book. The title of the book selected was “Piracy.” GRAIN SMUGGLING VAST. WINNIPEG. October 23.—Extensive grain smuggling from North Dakota and Minnesota to Manitoba points is being carried on. according to Infor mation obtained here last night from grain dealers. The price of wheat Is several cents higher in Canada, and this, has proved an inducement to many south of tho line to get their grain sold through the Winnipeg market, they said. In former years prices were higher in the United .States and grain was smuggled in from Canada. P. A. Lee, secretary of the North Dakota Grain Dealers' Association, said last night that grain smuggling was a yearly occurrence.