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PROTESTS ON Ml RAISES PRESENTED Publishers Renew Complaint on Hasty Consideration of Rate Increases. Protests against increases in sec ond-class mail rates, proposed in the administration measure to raise reve nue for postal salary Increases, were presented today to the Joint congres sional post office committee by spokes men for the American Newspaper Publishers’ Association. Renewing their complaint against hasty consideration by Congress of the Post Office Department’s cost ascertainment report on which the rate raises are predicated, the pub lishers contended that the records of the department show the inadvisabil ity of raising rates on second-class mail matter at this time on (he theory That sucli au advance ivould produce an increase in revenue. Pointing out that since 1912 sec ond-class mail has been the only class on which Congress has Increased rates, they contend that these ad vances had Increased the revenues of the department more than 125 per cent, but at the same time resulted In a large decrease in the volume of the mails. The arguments for the publishers' association were presented by £*. E. Thomason of Chicago, president; John Stewart Bryan of Richmond. Va., vice president: J. D. Barnum of Syracuse, X. V., chairman of the postal commit tee; B. 11. Baker of Cleveland, M. F. Hanson of Duluth. 1.. B. Palmer and Howard Davis of New York and Klisha Hanson, the association's Washington representative. Appearing yesterday afternoon for the Agricultural Publishers Associa tion. Charles F. Jenkins urged th*t Congress abolish the zone system of charges on second-class mail matter. He also argued that without any In crease in rates the Post Office Depart ment would be able to absorb the ‘■65,000,000 increase in salaries for postal employes approved by Congress j‘t the last session and vetoed by President Coolldge. Horn] Delivery Boss. Meantime, the publishers said, many publications would be forced out of the mails by the Increased rates. Reiterating their contention that the Post Office Department improper ly had charged second-class mail with 528.000. for the rural free delivery service, they declared there was no way to cover the loss of rural deliv ery except by spreading it over the entire postal service, or else by re garding it as a public policy expend iture. See Farther Revision. If the advance became effective, it was argued. Congress within two years would be obliged to revise rates downward again, because revenues are increasing sufficiently on the present rate structure to provide for the salary increases within that time. Figures were furnished in an ef fort to show that the previous in creases in second-class rates had curtailed the mail circulation of daily newspapers from X 5 to 40 per cent. The present proposed Increases, rep resentatives of the publishers de clared. are more than double the for mer Increases, which were spread out over a period of four years. The “disastrous” effect of these proposed advances, they said, would bo an "Irreparable” Injury both to the pub lishers and the subscribers. Attention also was directed to figures showing that the Post Office Department has a net annual loss of 537.000. for special services, such as foreign mail, transit, money order, registry, special delivery, insurance, C. O. D. and Treasury savings. Would Extend Truck Service. E. H. Baker, president of the Cleve land Plain Dealer Publishing Com pany, declared If the proposed rate Increases went into effect his com pany would be forced to extend its truck service and diminish to the minimum the mail service. “We expect to pay for the cost of delivery of our papers,” he said, “based equitably and fairly on de livery only of our papers. But we must have time to figure out accu lately this cost.” Senator Oddie. Republican, Nevada, inquired if newspapers received credit for routing their mail. Mr. Baker said not, and Representative Kelly, Republican, Pennsylvania, pointed out that hundreds of mail clerks were p. ; cd in other businesses to route fourth-class mail. Performance of us work was by newspapers, Mr. Thomason suggested, saving the Gov ment great expense. "Why are these mail clerks furnish ed mail order businesses and not to newspapers?” asked Senator Harreld, Republican. “We do this ourselves to avoid de ’ ty,’’ Mr. Thomason replied. “We wint our readers to get the papers next morning.” Representative Ramseyer, Republi can. lowa, suggested that Congress might be willing to grant more time • * the publishers would prepare a program for permanent settlement of second-class postal rates. Thomason replied that if given time the pub lishers would seek to determine the costs of second-class postage and prepare such a program. ENVOY TO ENTERTAIN DIPLOMATIC CORPS Venezuelan Charge Will Commem orate Great Victory of Ayachucho, The diplomatic corps of Washington win be the guests of the Venezuelan charge d’affaires. Dr. Tanes, at a ban quet In commemoration of the centenary of the battle of Ayachucho at the New Willard Hotel tonight. Secretary of State Hughes and Mrs. Hughes. Secretary of the Navy Wilbur, Ambassadors and Ministers will be pres ent at the affair. The battle of Aya chucho. which was fought December 8, 1824, marked the end of Spanish rule in South America. While the conflict took place in Peru, Venezuela was rep resented by two generals, Bolivar and Sacra Secretary Hughes and Charge d’af faires Tanes will speak. Special music, consisting of South -American national airs, will be played. Eighty guests will be present. LAND DEALS STIR MEXICO Acquisitions by Americans Taken Up by Government. MEXICO CITT, December 26.—The Mexican consul at McAllen, Tex., has notified the foreign office that Ameri can companies recently acquired ex tensive tracts of land on the right bank of the Bravo River, which is prohibited by the Mexican constitu tion. (Tbs RJo Grande is also known in Mexico as the Bravo del Norte.) The foreign office has referred the matter to the department of the inte rior for investigation. Mother and Girl, Trapped in Blaze, Saved by Firemen Trapped in their apartment on the third floor of 1220 O street when fire broke out early today on the floor below them, Mrs. Amelia Graeux. 50 years old, and her daughter, Martha, 17, were carried down ladders to safety by firemen of No. 2 Engine Company. The blaze at first was so threat ening that a second alarm was sounded, and before it could be extinguished the building and a stock of gowns in a shop on the second floor had been damaged to the extent of nearly SIO,OOO. The shop is owned by J. Willard Greene, retired “millionaire” police man. Mrs. Graeux and her daughter, awakened by the stifling smoke which poured up from the lower storj". shouted frantically for help through an upraised window, and pedestrians sounded the first alarm from a nearby box. The mother and daughter were given first aid treatment at Emergency Hospital for shock and partial suffocation, after which they hurried hack and watched the firemen complete their work. Their apartment was not damaged. MINERALS IN GRAIN POUNDESSENTIAL Loss of These in Milling De tracts From Food Value, Scientists Find. By the Associated Pr»h». NEW YORK. December 27.—Min erals may be vital to the world's food supply, according to a report to the American Chemical Society of re searches now in progress In the labor atories of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station at Lexington. “The conclusion has been reached," said Dr. J. S. McHargue, in charge of the Investigation, “that copper, iron, manganese and zinc perform more important functions in agriculture than is generally recognized.” Experiments thus far have been made on Kentucky bluegrass. red clover, alfalfa, white and yellow corn, wheat, rice, polishings and polished rice, showing that iron predominates, with zinc second, manganese third and copper fourth. Association of Metals. “The germ of wheat,” says the re port. “is a rich source of an unidenti fied vitamin factor. The association of relatively large amounts of copper, manganese and zinc with this sub stance, rich in vitamins, is a coinci dence of striking interest. "It was found that when rice is polished, nearly all the o-'iper, iron, manganese and zinc are removed in the polishings. Consequently when pigeons were confined to a diet of polished rice they soon developed polyneuritis, whereas pigeons fed on unpolished rice maintained a normal condition. Apparently the compounds of copper, iron, manganese and zinc contained Jn the pericarp and germs of cereals are Important factors in nutrition. “Fertile soils, It is shown, contain small amounts of the elements, cop per. manganese and zinc. Plants grown in the soil absorb small amounts of these elements, which are stored in the leaves and in the peri carps and germs of the seeds. Last fa Milling. “When the cereals, corn, wheat and rice are highly milled the resulting degermed corn meal, patent flour and polished rice are deprived of the greater part of the compounds of coppe-, Iron, manganese and zinc, which appear to be factors in animal nutrition. "In practical agriculture, depleted soils may require the addition of available compounds of copper, man ganese and zinc In order to restore and maintain productivity and to pro duce a food supply containing the vital factors In normal proportion.” A research problem of fundamental Importance in agriculture today, the report declared. Is to ascertain which of the elements that occur in soils, plants and animals are necessary and what are their functions. ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES. TONIGHT. The Amicltia Club of Young Busi ness and Professional Woman’s De partment, Y. W. C. A., will give a dance, 8 o’clock, at Blue Triangle Hut, Twentieth and B streets. The National Fellowship Club will give a got-acqualnted dance at the Cairo. Strangers Invited to attend and get acquainted. The executive board meeting of the District League of Pen Women will meet, 8 o’clock, at clubhouse. Community Service dance, 8:?.0 o'clock, at Pythian Temple. Tree dancing class, 7:SO o'clock. Tivoli Pastime Club will give a dance. 9 o’clock, private ballroom of Arcade. Dr. Howard Temple of St. Louis will talk of "Constructive Thinking,” 8 o’clock, at League for the Larger Life, 1628 K street. Public Invited. CITY NEWS IN BRIEF. “Second Death and Second Birth” will be the subject of a lecture to be given tomorrow, 8 p.m., at United Lodge of Theosophlsts, 1731 K street. 1 Public invited. West End W. C. T. V. will meet Monday, 3 p.m., at 2113 I street. The D. C. Leagae of American Pen Women’s fellowship tea, scheduled for this afternoon, has been postponed until January 31. Bryan May Join Body Holding Men And Monkeys Kin Despite his far-flung campaign against the Darwinian theory of evolution, William J. Bryan has made application to Join the army of scientists who have been the theory’s chief exponents and de fenders. Announcement was made today by the American Association for the Advancement of Science that a letter inclosing a check for the usual $5 membership fee had been received from Mr. Bryan, who had expressed his desire to Join the association. The check, however, was unsigned, and Mr. Bryan's membership card la being held up until this detail ha* been remedied. The association is to hold its annual meeting here next week, and one of the events on the pro gram will be an address on "Dar ' win and Bryan,” by Prof. E. U Bice of Ohio Wesleyan University. Local scientists are wondering whether Mr. Bryan expects to at tend. ' THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, I>. Q„ SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1924. WILL RESUME FULL ENGAGEMENT LIST Coolldge to Discontinue Holi day Policy Following New Year. After New Year day President Coolldge will abandon his Christmas week policy of keeping the White House callers down to the minimum and will then resume his former policy of the virtually full engage ment schedule. It Is understood that early next week the President will resume conferences with some of the Senate and House leaders regarding the progress of administration legis lation and with the view to expedite the same. Mme. Marlca Palestl. prlma donna of the Moscow Opera House, was receiv ed by President Coolldge at the exec utive office of the White House to day. Mme. Palestl has been In this country only a short time, coming from Russia, where she lost all of her family and fortune at the hands of the bolshevik), and is in Washington for the purpose of singing at a con cert next Monday nigh', at the New Masonic Temple. Open Mind on Extra Session- President Coolidge’s mind is still open regarding the question of call ing an extra session of Congress after March 4. He is frequently asked as to the possibility of an extra ses sion. To callers yesterday afternoon the President Is represented as hav ing replied that he has made no de cision. but in his opinion one should bo called only in the event of some developments of groat Importance. ! Naturally enough, the Executive j ! will await the expiring of the present ! j Congress before making any attempt Ito come to a conclusion. Much de pends upon whether or not Congress enacts certain important legislation being sought by the administration. The chief task before the present session Is the enactment of the regu lar appropriation bills, and with three of these approved by the House, the feeling at the White House Is that this work will have been successfully disposed of by March 4. Besides these supply bills, there is a wide diversity of legislation, cither urged or suggested by the President, some of which Is deemed by him as being highly important. Jndfmhlpt to Be Filled. Almost immediately after the Christ mas holiday, when Congress is back at work, the President will send the nominations filling the several Fed eral bench vacancies to the Senate. Although final recommendations in several of the cases have not yet been made by the Department of Justice, decision has practically been reached in all of them by the President. These appointments will represent the largest single group of Judge ships President Coolldge has been called upon to fill since becoming President. It was revealed at the White House late yesterday that the President is contemplating calling, In the near future, a conference of governors of coal-producing States to consider the promotion of safety in the coal mine Industry. President Coolidge Is giving the Tacna-Arlca arbltartion case his per sonal attention, and expects it to be ready for announcement within two months. He Is being assisted in the preparation of his decision by Secre tary Hughes. The announcement at the White House that the Tacna-Arica decision soon would be ready for delivery to the Chilean and Peruvian govern | ments follows similar statements previously made that the decision would be made public early in the ne.v year. To Appoint Boston Attorney. It was indicated at the Whtie House that Harold P. Williams will be ap pointed United States district attor ney at Boston. He now is the district attorney of Plymouth and Norfolk Counties. The Federal vacancy for which he has been recommended was caused by the recent removal of United States Attorney Robert O. Harris by lYesldent Coolldge after a controversy with Department of Jus tice officials growing out of com plaints lodged against his administra tion. The appointment Is the first major one to be made In Massachusetts on recommendation of Senator Butler, successor to Senator Lodge and chair man of the Republican national com mittee. F. J. DYER, U S. CONSUL AT COBLENZ, IS DEAD State Department Learns of Death at German Sta tion. Francis J. Dyer, United States con sul at Coblenz, Germany, the State Department is informed, died in that city yesterday following a stroke of paralysis. He was born in Dyersvllle, lowa, June 21, J 864, and afterward made his home in San Francisco. He was successively assistant postmaster at Athens, Nebr.; postmaster at Pender, Nebr.; in the lumber business in lowa and Nebraska, and In the newspaper business in Corona, lx>s Angeles. San Francisco and Washington. In Janu ary, 1914, he entered the consular service and served successively at Swansea, the State Department, Celba, Tegucigalpa, Nogales and Coblenz. FRENCH BANKER HELD. Accused of Spreading Alarmist Deports in Nantes. PARIS, December 37.—The govern ment is not confining Its efforts in repressing false Communist reports to the expulsion of undesirable for eigners. It was learned yesterday that action had been taken against a banker of Nantea who is declared to have recently sent circulars to some 50 of his clients warning them that conditions in FVance were criti cal; that Amiens was in the hands of the Communists, and that a railroad strike was Imminent. The banker, whose establishment is not of the first importance, is officially charged with propagating alarmist reports. FURNACE GAS KILLS 3. Family Overcome by Escaping Carbon Monoxide: * PORTLAND. Oreg., December 37. Carbon monoxide gas from a defective gas furnace killed three persons in one family here yesterday. The dead are; Charles E. Adams, 58; Mrs. Mary L. Adams, 84, grandmother of Charles Adams; Miss Marjorie Adams, 17, granddaughter of Mrs. Adams and niece of Charles Adams. The three bodies were discovered in their home by a relative who called at the home. Col. Jewett Ordered to Manila. Lieut. Col. Henry C. Jewett, Corps of Engineers, attached to the office of the chief of Engineers, War De partment, has been ordered to Manila, P. 1., and Lieut. Col. Wildur Willing, Corps of Engineers, at Bos ton, to the Panama Canal Zone, for Tivo Thousand Radio Fans Respond To Plea to Aid Children’s Hospital Political Analyst Demonstrates That Politics and Charity Can Be Mixed With Profit to Little Ones in Washington, Politics and charity generally are considered as involving such widely varying qualities that they don’t mix, but Frederic William Wile, special writer for The Star and well known political analyst, has succeeded not only in scrambling them together In the great mixing bowl of the air, but In obtaining something really worth while out of the result. The something worth while Is the round sum of $2,300 which has rolled In to date in response to an appeal In behalf of the Children’s Hospital broadcast by Mr. Wile in his Tuesday night weekly radio talks from WRC "I have been talking to you every Tuesday night.” ho told his radio audience, a month or so ago, "and I haven’t had a cent out of it. Now 1 am asking you for aid, not for myself, but for the little nick children out there In the Children’s Hospital. What are you going to do for them for Christmas?" 2,000 Pans Respond. Tho more than 2,000 letters contain ing contributions, large and small, which so far have been received con stitute the radio fans’ answers. The letters began coming in the next malls—first by the dozens, then in scores, then In hundreds. They are still coming. Few letters contained more than a LIGHT RATE CUT TO 7i/ 2 CENTS; USERS TO GET BACK $3,000,000 "!■■■■■■ I 111 (Continued rrom First Pace.) Since that time, the matter has been In the lower courts and a decision has been expected recently. Refund to Cover Seven Years. Although the company, during the seven years of litigation, has only been allowed to keep approximately 8 cents per kllowat hour, consumers have never stopped paying the 10-cent rate. Therefore, the bills they receive ' from February on, as a result of the I settlement, will show a noticeable re- ! \Old Tribe Legend Lures Indians to Seek Hidden Gold j Dig for Big Ransom Re puted to Have Been Paid 400 Years Ago, Correiponilenc* of the Associated Pres*. BUENOS AIRES, November IS.— Descendants of the Incas along the Andes still search to this day for the hidden gold which legend says their ancestors gathered to ransom 1 their emperor, Atahualpa, from the j hands of the Spanish conqueror. Pi- S zarro. four centuries ago, and which | they never delivered because Plzarro betrayed and murdered him. The gold i promised by Atahualpa was enough j to fill the room where ho was im prisoned as high as his neck, and is ! supposed to have been burled and • sealed with bowlders somewhere in the Andes. Every Summer when the mountain snows have melted groups of Indians from southern Bolivia and north western Argentina pursue their quest, armed with picks, and some of them carrying explosives to blow away the bowlders which are supposed to cover the treasure. Last Summer a number of them who had climbed Cerro Colorado in Argentine territory came across a mound of stones evidently piled by human hands. The stones were sol idly fixed In a sort of concrete and resisted their picks. Then with dy namite they blew the mound open. The golden treasure they had hoped to see was not there, but Instead the undamaged and well preserved mum my of an Inca chief. A few stiver trinkets and a huge, strange disk of copper had been entombed with him, but no gold. The Indians carried their late an cestor to the town of Salta and Ir reverently sold him a few weeks ago to Justo Ducasse, an archeological collector of Buenos Aires, who has brought him hero and tells the story of the discovery. The mummy wears a crown of parrots' feathers as fresh as if they had just been plucked, and a curious blanket of black and white check with an embroidered red fringe. The long hair Is plaited. A bone tag attached to the crown denotes he was of high rank. FIRE TRUCKS COLLIDE RESPONDING TO ALARM One Put Out of Commission, Other Slightly Damaged. But None Is Injured. Colliding at Rhode Island avenue and Seventeenth street this morning, No. 2 truck was put out of commis sion and No. 1 engine was damaged while responding to a Are alarm at 1431 N street. The running board of the truck was badly damaged and the fender of the engine was damaged. Delay result ing from the accident made It neces sary to summon other companies to take their places. Allen Taylor resides In the house where the Are occurred. The Are was In a room on the second Aoor of the home, where a bed ignited and was destroyed. None of the Aremen on the machines In collision was Injured. ' ■■■■■» - - BISHOP BOWS TO EDICT; Presents Pontifical Documents to Argentine for Approval. BUENOS AIRES, December 27. Bishop Boneo has sent to Foreign Minister Gallardo for the govern ment's approval the pontlAcal docu ments accrediting him as apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires. The bishop at first declined to com ply with this formality and a strained situation between the Argentine gov ernment and the Holy See appeared imminent. HIGH PRICES FOR BOOKS. Shakespeare Folio Brings $8,000; “Humor’s Faces,” $4,500. Correspondence of the (Associated Press. LONDON, November 2*.—The book sales season has opened in London with several rare editions offered at auction. The chief of these was a copy of the third folio of Shake speare’s plays, which made a record price of >B,OOO. A copy of “Humor’s Antique Faces." a collection of epi grams bearing the date 1606 and of which only one other copy Is kmra to exist, brought >4,500. dollar. Some had $5 and some $lO. One j of the most recent contributions came j from the boys of the motor cycle corps j of the post office, who took up a collec- . tlon among themselves. Few of them , are the letters of the wealthy. The ma- 1 Jorlty are from those who are willing to • give their mite, as did one widow, 84 ' years old, who wrote as follows; "In sympathy for your good work . for the Children's Hospital 1 send the ’widow's mite.’ ” Another letter. Inclosing a dollar, said: “Here Is the combined contrlbu ' tlon of four working women." “From a friend of the air, for the Children’s Hospital,” read another. Prominent Citizen Joins. One of Washington’s leading citizens wrote: "I have a couple of tots myself, who for the time are In good health. It is to their" little brothers and sisters in need of the services of the Children’s Hospital that I consider it a privilege to respond to your call.” So they run, these replies of the radio Hsteners-ln. Written on letter head stationery and signed by a well known name only now and then; writ ten on scraps, scrawled, badly type written, primed out In ink, thumb marked. They are the answers of those who themselves have known, perhaps, the cry of need. ductlon, amounting to cents per hour. As the amounts in the impounded funds grew larger each year. Interest in the outcome of the case, has in l creased proportionately among the users of electricity. The amount which each individual will have refunded will depend on the amount of current they have used monthly during the past seven years. One consumer, who has lived in an apartment, figured out recently that | his refund would be about I*o, if the ! Impounding should stop at the present i time. Boys Fight Duel With Shotguns to Settle Argument One May Die as Result of Test to Prove Best Marksman, Spec!*! D:»p*tcb to The Star. DALLAS, Tex., December 27. | Julius Jordan. 16 years old, is In a hospital not expected to live and po lice are searching for another youth | about the same age. as the result of a shotgun duel staged by the boys to \ see “which could shoot the best." | The shooting followed an argument between the two boys as to which one was the best marksman with air I rifles, and when the discussion became j somewhat heated some companions i went for the shotguns so that the boys could settle the affair. The shotguns were thrown down between the youths, each took one, then backed away about 50 or 60 feet and both fired. Jordan dropped wounded while the other boy ran. The left side of Jordan's face and h*ad is filled with buckshot and his left eye Is believed to be punctured. Part of his face was shot away. Between 25 and 30 boys witnessed the argument and the shooting, one boy saying that “he could not look at the shooting" and ran across a rail road track nearby. LAYS CHINESE STUDENT STRIKE TO BOLSHEVISM President of Trustees of College of Tale In China Hits Japanese Educated Clase. By th* Ancciated Prtw, NEW HAVEN, Conn., December 27. —Receiving unofficial reports that students of the College of Yals In China at Changsha are on strike. Prof. Frederick W. Williams of Tale' University, chairman of the board of trustees of the Institute In China, yes terday placed the blame on the bol shevik movement in China and the antagonism of half-trained Chinese students returning from Japan and demanding teaching positions. “It appears highly probable," Prof. Williams said, "that the unrest, which has for the moment swept the under graduates Into common action, results from a flareup by an old group called the anti-imperialists, which has lately been crying for “state rights’’ or pro vincial independence of Peking. “Two elements are in evidence all over the country. One of them Is bolshevism, with its strong irreligious basis, which Instigates for the mo ment a fierce antagonism against every kind of religious teaching. The other is the presence of great num bers of partly trained Chinese who on I returning from Japan find themselves outclassed by Western educated teach ers In competing for places In schools of modern types. TWO MEN DIE IN FIRE. Workers’ Hotel Lodger Sacrifice* Life for Friend. , NORTH TONAWANDA. N. T., De cember 26.—Two men lost their lives when fire swept through the Wash ington Hotel, a workmen’s lodging house, early today. Paul Kabby made his way to the street safely from the third floor, but dashed back into the blazing building when h .earned that his friend, Wil liam Smith, was missing. The charred bodies were found, with arms clasped. In Smith’s room when firemen were able to enter. Help It Atked for Jobless. The aid of avery employer In the District of Columbia is sought in a drive being conducted by the Ministers and Deacons' Union of the District of Columbia and the American White Cross, two colored organisations, to secure work for the numbers who are out of work. A committee headed by Bishop Isaiah P. Brooks, president of the Ministers and Deacons’ Union, and Rev. Simon P. W. Drew, president of the White Cross Labor Bureau, has been appointed to co-operate in ob taining the attention of Washington business men. LOHDOHDEEET IS FLOODED. BELFAST, December 37.—The streets of Londonderry, Ireland’s only walled city, are under water today In conse quence of the torrential Christmas rains. The flood la said to be tbe worst In tbe city’s bistory. The popu lation Is going about tbe streets In Jaunting cars *nd launches. FOUR AUTOS FLEE I AFTER ACCIDENTS j Joy-Riders Responsible in One Case, Virginia. Driver in Second. : 1 ( Four instances of drivers of auto* , mobiles failing: to stop after accidents j and make their identity known were reported by the police yesterday. In j one Instance the car that did damage belonged to Ira Lockey, 309 A street northeast, and had been previously taken by joyriders from in front of 1611 Corcoran street. It struck the machine of J. S. Barry, 1442 Corcoran street, parked In front of his home. Lillian Parker, 18, 1404 Wisconsin avenue, was knocked down by an au tomobile at Wisconsin avenue and Q street yesterday afternoon and In jured. The driver of the machine, an unidentified colored man. did not etop. A motor vehicle of the W. W. Grif fith Coal Co., driven by Edward Wil liams, was struck by an automobile while leaving an alley near Massa chusetts avenue and Thirteenth street yesterday morning and damaged. There were dead tags on the car that did the damage and it was not stopped. Virginia Car Flees. William Boswell, 1489 Newton street, was driver of an automobile that was struck by another car at Fourteenth and Q streets last night and damaged. Driver of the other car, equipped with a Virginia license, fail ed to stop and make his identity known. Ills license number was ob l talned. however, and he may be ar rested. Charges of driving while Intoxi cated, leaving the scene of accident without making his Identity known, no registration card, colliding and breaking glass on the street were filed against Vernon Payeeur, 932 C street southwest, after his car had collided at Columbia road and Six teenth street with an automobile driven by John Sheskln, 902 O street. Driver Held in S-VtO Bond. Payeeur is alleged to have broken a bottle on the street at the scene of the accident and another at the time of his arrest In South Washington. Unable to furnish bond for his ap pearance, Payseur was locked up. Arthur Miller, 6, occupant of the car driven by Sheskin, was slightly hurt. A collision between a motor ve hicle of the National Casket Co., 612 Pennsylvania avenue, and an auto mobile driven by Reginald Jackson, colored. 2412 Seventeenth street, oc curred yesterday afternoon on Penn sylvania avenue between Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets. Both ma chines were damaged. Jackson was (arrested on charges of driving while I intoxicated and colliding, and was re leased on |340 collateral. iCANNERS HU DECREE BINDING “BIG FIVE”; ! Ask Court to Vacate It on Ground ■ of Lack of Juris- I diction. The California Co-operative Can neries yesterday, through Attorney Frank J. Hogan, asked the District Supreme Court to vacate the consent decree between the Department of Jus tice and the "Big Five” packing con cerns by which the latter agreed to di vorce themselves from all business ac tivities not related to the meat Industry. The Canneries Co. was recently per mitted by the Court of Appeals to Intervene in the case. Mr. Hogan asserts the decree is void because of a lack of jurisdiction of the court to enforce it; because It enjoins the packing concerns from engaging In a business that is origi nally lawful and followed by other concerns without molestation of the Government. It Is void, he also asserts, because It sets up a monopoly by the supposed restriction of another mo nopoly and safeguards one public in terest by the destruction of another. It also deprives the cannery com ■ pany, It is claimed, of the right of j free contract and takes away Its ! property, without due process of law. i The consent decree Is void. It is said, because when It was signed there was no case or controversy pending In the court. Finally, It is asserted, the decree itself violates the antl , trust laws. PRETTIEST GIRL SAVED FROM POTTER’S FIELD Blind Wife of Lake Captain Pro vides Funeral to Repay Debt to Chicago Beauty. Sy the Associated Preia. CHICAGO, December 27.—Angelita Cucclnello, recently picked by Hu dolph Valentino from among 10,000 contestants as Chicago’s prettiest girl, was saved from burial In potter’s field last night when Mrs. Daniel J. McGarlty. blind wife of a lake cap tain, paid a debt of gratitude by pro viding a fine coffin heaped high with i flowers. Otherwise poor, Angelita was called by her friends rich In a sunny voice. She lavished that on the blind woman, who needed sunny voices. Three days ago Angelita was killed by a motor truck as she stepped Into the street to board a street car to return to work from which she long had been absent because of illness. Old friends of the days of fresh youth and beauty seemed to have forgotten, but Angelita was remembered when a Christmas card she had mailed to Mrs. McOarlty just before the truck snuffed out her life was received yes terday. Mrs. McGarlty's effort to find Angelita led her to the morgue, where for three days the body had lain un claimed. RUSSIAN ARTIST DIES. Leon Nlcolaievich Bakst, Noted Painter and Theatrical Designer. PARIS, December 27.—Leon Nlco laievlch Bakst, noted Russian painter and theatrical designer, died at his home here today, aged 58 years. He was educated In art at St. Petersburg and Paris, and after working for a time In Moscow settled In Paris, and rapidly achieved popularity as a de signer for the stage. His chief fame was won through hls designs for the setting of some of the notable pro ductions of the Russian ballet, but he also was widely known as a portrait painter and mural decorator. He vis ited the United States In 1928 and ex hibited a number of hls paintings In New York. Two in Transfer List, Capt. John R. Kaiser. U. S. Infantry, at Annapolis. Md., on leave of absence’, has been ordered to Hartford for duty with the Connecticut National Guard, and Sergt. Samuel Lataen, detached enlisted men's Hat at Part Humphreys, Va.. to Phttada!phla, for duty with the Pennsylvania National Guard, V. S. Cutter Speeds To North to Save Two From Freezing The Coast Guard cutter Tampa 1# ploughing- Northward through Ice and rough water on a 200-mile errand to Westport, Nova Scotia, in an attempt to rescue two fisher men before the bitter cold of the northern Winter takes their lives. The fishermen, natives of South Addison, Me., were stranded on an island off the Nova Scotia coaet when their frail fishing craft was I wrecked. They were reported to Coast Guard headquarters here to day to be In a "pitiful plight" and near death from freezing. Order* were issued directing the Tampa to go immediately to the rescue and she left her base off Boston at dawn. BLUEBLOODSRULE AGAININBRITAIN Baldwin Cabinet Contains 17 College Men of Names Long Famous. j Corre«por.denee of the Anfcciated Pre»». LONDON, November 29.—Self-made men have ceased to have anv say in i the British cabinet. The old order! has been brought back by Stanley ; Baldwin, the new premier, and brought back strong. All but two of the 13 men In his cabinet are college I bred, and these two attended public schools, which are peculiarly private institutions in this country, fre quented largely by tho sons of people of means or culture, or both. The new Conservative cabinet Is rich in names long associated with positions of prominence in British life. The tide of opportunity for those bom In the lower classes to rise to political power and fame, that seemed to run strong when, only 10 months ago, Ramsay MacDonald as pre mier surrounded himself with col leagues who were ex-mlners, ex-en gine drivers, ex-office boys and mill workers and clerks, has dropped to the ebb of the days of old. No one in Mr. Baldwin’s new cabinet ever "pol ished up the handle of the big front door." Ten Oaferd Product*. Ten of the 19 names Mr. Baldwin presented to the King as his ministers are Oxford products. Four can look back to happy days tn the halls of Cambridge. Os tho remaining five all had the advantages of public school training. Mr. Churchill, upon leav ing the ancient hill where Harrow turns out young gentlemen, betook himself to Sandhurst, the West Point of England. Neville Chamberlain, like his brother, Austen, went to I Rugby, but, unlike Austen, did not jgo on to Cambridge. He finished up I at Mason College. Sir Douglas Hogg, the attorney general, is an Eton prod uct, and Sir W. Joynson-Hleks, home secretary, was educated at the Mer chant Taylors School, of which Car lyle was a distinguished eon. Sir L I Worthington-Evans, war secretary, ; attended Eastbourne College. The Cambridge men In the cabinet, besides the premier, arc Austen . Chamberlain, W. C. Bridgeman and : Sir John Gilmore. Five of the ten Oxford men in the cabinet are noble j lords of the realm—Curaon, Salisbury, j Cave, Birkenhead and Eustace Percy, j The others are Sir A. Steel-Maltland, j Edward Wood, Sir Philip Lloyd - Greame, Sir Samuel Hoars and L. S. Amery. Pnhlle Schools Play Part. The public schools of historic fame, Eton, Harrow, Rugby, Merchant Tay lors, Winchester, all played parts in of the new Tory cabi netT Mr. Baldwin and three of his cabinet colleagues prefaced their uni versity days with a few years at ’ Harrow. Five other members of his cabinet played as youths upon the cricket fields of Eton. Rugby knew three of the new ministers in their youth. And so It goes. The ex-mlners and ex-engine driv ers have gone back to their labors at i the head of trade unions and other organizations outside of Whitehall. If they sit in Parliament, they occupy the opposition benches. The front bench is filled again with the type of men who for centuries have governed i Great Britain—men whose birth the gods smiled upon, whose climb in life was made less arduous by the en i vironment of ease and wealth, pomp and circumstance that England gives in such generous portion to her priv ileged few. MINERHERO IN SLIDE. j Holds Back Avalanche of Coal to Save Injured Man. j NEW YORK, December 27.—Michael Long, a laborer, entered a coal pocket laet night and, with another coal ava lanche Impending, saved the life of a fellow-worker burled to the neck in sliding coal. More than 500 ton* of coal In the immense pocket, frozen and Jammed, tumbled In a slide over Benjamin Pradderak, a laborer, who went Into the pocket to loose It. Long was pushing coal away from Bradderak when a second coal slide began. He braced himself against the side of the pocket and held back the avalanche, while with one free hand he kept the falling coal from burying Bradderak. When firemen had cut a hole in the side of the pocket. Long told them to take Bradderak out first. Long's hand had been so tom by the coal that he will be unable to use it for some time. Resignation Accepted. The resignation of First . Lieut. Ignatius L. Donnelly, U. S. Infantry, has been accepted by the President to take effect December 31, and the resignation of Warrant Ocer Luther G. Franklin at Atlanta Ga, to take effect January 5. Movies and Party Christmas Treat For Star Newsboys Sidney B. Lust, proprietor of the Leader Theater, and the circulation manager of Tho Evening Star got together today and arranged a little .Christmas entertainment for the boys who serve The Star at the home and those who sell the paper on the street corners. Tho boys will bo invited to the theater Monday as tho guests of Mr. Lust to witness a series of moving pictures. First will be shown tho Initial installment of "Into the Net,” a graphic serial story of the New York underworld, written by Richard E. Enright, police commissioner of the metrop olis. Next will be show-n a wild west thriller, "The Stage Coach Driver,” with the broncho-busting two-gun Tom Mix in the leading role, and as a climax a Buster Keaton comedy will be flashed on the screen. The entertainment will wind up with an Ice cream party, In which Carry Ice Cream Company will play the role •( Santa Claus for the newsboys. SOCIALISTS AVERT FALLOFHERRIOT Accept Modified Version of Amnesty Bill Provided . Strikers Are Aided. By the Associated Frees. PARIS, December 27.—Tho Social ists have rescued Premier Herrlot from the possible danger of being overthrown when the amnesty bill comes up in the Chamber of Deputies. They have agreed to accept the Sen ate's modified version of the meas ure, even though this fails to meet the Socialist party's platform princi ples. This decision, which was reached after a vote tn a party caucus. Is con ditional upon Premier Herrlot declar ing In the chamber that he would make every endeavor to obtain the reinstatement of all the railroad men dismissed by the companies after the 1920 strike and use the pardoning power freely. The Senate's amend ment of the bill makes this reinstate ment optional, contrary to the So cialist party desires and the previous action of the chamber, which pro vided for compulsory reinstatement. The decision of the Socialists was followed by a meeting of the officials of all the parties of the Left bloc, comprising the government's support, who agreed to follow this program METHODISM RANKS NUMBER 4,711,994 j Church Has Shown a Net Gain of 51.450 in Last Year. By the Amo?isled Frees. CHICAGO, December 37.—There aie 4,711,994 Methodists, according to fig ures from the Methodist year book for 1925, made public yesterday by tho World Service Commission of the Meth - odist Episcopal Church. This membership Includes only pre paratory and full members, and does not Include either affiliated, non-resident members or adherents of the church, cf which there are more than 10,000,000. Last year the membership was 4.660,- 544. Prom the Increase of 86.4 37 must be deducted a decrease of 34.987 caused by deaths, removals and transfers to other churches, leaving a net increase of 51,450, of which 27.62 S are in foreign areas and 23,822 in the United Statee, Then are increases in 13 areas in the United State* and decreases In eight areas. The Omaha, Nebr., area showed the greatest increase, with a member ship of 285,929, an increase of 6.379. Other areas, their membership and in creases, follow: Kansas City area, 259,336; increase. 6,048. San Francisco, 127,055 ; increase. 5,726. Indianapolis. 836,093 increase. 4,387. Chicago. 283,475 ; increase. 3.445. j Detroit, 175,929; increase, 2.883. Pitts burgh, 284,582 ; increase, 2,018. Cincin -1 nati, 438,628 : Increase, 1,695. Philadel | phia, 285,174 ; increase. 1,681. Boston, i 146,493; Increase, 1,253. Covington. ; 57,985 ; Increase, 1,095. Chattanoog?, j 104,049 : increase. 937. Buffalo, 206,987 ; . increase 8. j The following eight areas showing de ■ creates, with their membership and the decrease, follow; Atlanta, 97.327 ; decrease, 5,750. New Orleans. 119.454 ; decrease, 3,001, Bt. Paul, 154.025; decrease, 2,080. Port land. 75,389; decrease, 1.173. Washing ’ ton. 262.434 ; decrease. 1,052. New York. 216.808 ; decrease. 333. Denver, 73,404 ; decrease. ,255. Helena, 39,342 ; de crease, 49. All the foreign areas showed in crease*. “MR. ZERO’S” ARMY FACES BATH THREAT 300 Unemployed, Sleeping in Church, May Be Routed hy Official Order to Wash. Ey the Associated Press. NEW YORK. December 27.—T00 army of unemployed which, under th-t leadership of Urbain Ledoux. otherwise known as "Mr. Zero.” has captured ore church for a sleeping place and threal - ened to take several others, is facing a rout. Bathing of the 800 members of the army has been suggested by city au ; thorlfles, who assert that the free | municipal lodging houses provide ade- S quate accommodations for all men out ! of work. Besides baths. City Commissioner of Public Welfare Coler has recommended that privates In the army who came from other cities bo sent home. The new turn in events, however, which included action by the American Board of Applied Christianity in advis ing churches against throwing their door* open as sleeping quarters, has rot daunted Ledoux. He declared today his next objective would be the Protestant Episcopal Church of St. Marlc’s-ln-thc- Bouwerie, the scene of eurhythmic dances. Hs said that 50 men would march to the church tomorrow with picks and shovels, and at the service?, would give a dance In which the men would go through the motions of dig ging. Ledoux is confined to his tenement room with a cold contracted while lead ing his army. The army Is still occup., - ing the Camp Memorial Congregations: Church, on the East Side. NOTED SURGEON DIES. Dr. Arthur K. Yoosuf Succumbs to Heart Disease. ■WORCESTER, Mass., December -T. —Dr. Arthur K. Yoosuf, who won fame as a surgeon In both the Balkan and World wars, died suddenly in hie office here last night. His death wae caused by heart disease. Overwork In connection with the erection of * new Assyrian church, coupled with s? large practice/ is thought to have caused his sudden death. Dr. Yoosuf was born In Harpool, Asiatic Turkey, In 1867, the son of a silk manufacturer, coming to New York in 1889. During the Balkan War he was chief operating surgeon in a hospital In Constantinople, and was later dec orated by the Sultan of Turkey for meritorious service. During the World War by Dr. Yoosuf served as a major In the United States Medics: Corps. News Writer Dies. NEWPORT, R. 1.. December 2t.- Marshail W. Hall, day correspondent of the Associated Press In this city for approximately 20 years as a mem ber of the staff of the Newport Dally New*, died at the Newport Hos pital last night after a long Hines; With the late Frank M. Wheeler Hall gave to the country In October 1914, the detail* 6f >-the. .unheralilec appearance of the German war sub marine U-53; which preceded her raid on allied shipping off Nantucket am. In Vineyard Sound. Mr. Hall w»» 6u years old. Hl* wife and daughter survive.