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OPPOSITION LOOMS ONTRAFFICBILLS Commissioners May Suggest Changes—Business Bodies Want Revision. The District Commissioners today had referred to them for report the two bills now pending in the House to solve the traffic problem in Wash ington. Although several District officials keld informal conference* with mem bers of Congress while the traffic legislation was being drafted, it was Indicated today that in reporting on the question they may suggest a number of changes in the pending bills. Leeway an Speed. They may object to the clause under which Congress would fix the maxi mum speed limit at 25 miles an hour. One District official pointed out today that once Congress legislates on the question of speed, the proposed direc tor of traffic would have no leeway In revising the speed limit. In making a report the Commis sioners will give serious considera tion to the proposal that onerators' permits be renewed annually at a cost of $2. What decision they would arrive at on this proposa! was not known today. The city heads may recommend changes in some of the penalties fixed in the proposed legislation for traffic violations. OPPOSE TRAFFIC BILLS. Civic Bodies Here Prefer None to Those Offered. Expressing the sentiment. “No traf fic bill at all rather than the meas ures now being considered by Con gress," representatives of five of the leading business and civic organiza tions of the District yesterday went on record as vigorously opposing the passage of the traffic bills before the Jiouse and Senate. Consensus among rapresentatlves of the various organ isations participating In a conference held at the American Automobile As sociation headquarters was that some of the provisions of the proposed leg islation were far too drastic and yhould not be included in the Wash ington code. hye there were differences of opinion on some of the provisions of the bills, the view was unanimous, however, that legislation should be enacted covering additional Judges, more policemen and a director of traffic. Those participating in the confer ence and the organizations they rep resented are: Charles W. Darr and W. E. Balderston, Chamber of Com merce; W. Pearce Rayner, Board of Trade; J. H. Hanna, Merchants and Manufacturers’ Association; Jesse C. Suter, George A. Finch, George A. Ricker and J. R. Bibbens, Federation of Citizens’ Associations, and Dr. E. G. Siebert, Rudolph Jose and M. O. Eldrldge, American Automobile Asso ciation. A special committee of the confer ence, consisting of Finch, Bibbens and Eldrldge, was appointed to draft the views of the conference and to forward them to members of the Dis trict committees. The action taken by the conference concurred in the action taken by the Washington Automotive Trade Asso ciation. COOLIDGE PLANS SAIL DOWN RIVER TOMORROW Will Board Mayflower Immediate ly After Church and Return to City Monday. President and Mrs. Coolidge are planning a trip down the Potomac River tomorrow aboard the May flower. It Is their intention to take along with them a small party of friends, and to board the yacht Im mediately after church services to morrow morning and return to Wash ington early Monday morning. The President was prevented from starting the cr.uise this afternoon by pressure of business. The mild weather is understood to have been responsible for his desire for an early start, inasmuch as the weather during most of the trips since last Fall has been either so stormy or I cold that it was uncomfortable to spend any amount of time on deck. GIRL FREED iN KILLING OF AFFLICTED FIANCE Paris Jury Out But Three Minutes. Actress Shot Lover to End Sufferings. By th* AnnorUfed Pree*. PARIS. February 7.—Mille Stanis- I lawa Uminska, beautiful and talented young Polish actress, was unanimous- I lv acquitted this afternoon of the ! charge of murder, in killing her fiance, Jean JSysnowskl, writer and war veteran, last July. Her defense was that she shot him to release him from his sufferings from an incurable malady. The jury was out only three minutes. W.T. KEMP, LAWYER, DEAD Baltimorean Was Secretary of American Bor Association. BALTIMORE, Md.. February 7. — After an illness of nearly two years, TV. Thomas Kemp, Baltimore lawyer and for four years secretary of the American Bar Association, died yes terday at Union Memorial Hospital. He had been at the hospital for three weeks, submitting to several blood transfusions. Mr. Kemp was in Ix>ndon last Spring, arranging for the meeting of the American Bar Association in June, last year. After completing the plans for the reception of 2,000 American attorneys, he returned to Baltimore. The strain of the work while in England brought on his illness. He offered his resignation to the bar as sociation. but this was declined, and instead he was granted a leave of ab sence. U. S. PROBES FUR SALES. Investigates Arrest of 14 Said to Be Members of Canadian Gang. HOT SPRINGS. Ark., February 7. Department of Justice agents were due here today to Investigate activi ties of the 14 men, women and chil dren arretted Thursday on suspicion that they were members of the ’’Wil liamson gang" of Canada, who had been traveling over the country sell- ' ing furs porported to be Alaskan seal an I Rock seal, and who were re- < leased through writs of habeas cor pus. The arrests were made on the strength of a letter from the Depart ment of Justice, saying that com plaint had been made by the British embassy that members of the "gang” misroprosented themselves as officers 1 «•* the British army and navy. Youth , 19, Accused Os Forgery , Can't Write , Lawyer Says Signature Supposed to Be Faked Longer Than Any Bank Check. Sper'el TU'natph to The St«r. NEW YORK, February 7.—Twenty negroes In Jamal'a oourt popped their heads up warily to hear what Sonny Daniel’s white lawyer was going to •ay in h'<» defense. Sonny, a slim. 19-year-old Georgia hoy, accused of forgery, twisted miserably In his seat. They had heard Assistant District At torney Dowling bring out before Magistrate Miller that Bonny had taken Love Crumbley's bank book to the Ro'kaway Beach National Bank and asked how he could draw out the money, $l9O. Mistaking him for Crumbley, the bank officials gave Bonny a check filled out for the amount. A few minutes later, they testified, he brought It back with the signature, “Oscar Crumbley,” and re ceived the money. Sonny's lawyer asked if the court might see "Love” Crumbley's signa ture. Love perspired freely, and pro duced a scrawl that filled half a page of legalcap. He was told to try again. This time the incih-hlgh let ters filled exactly six inches. An inch more than the length of the check. Mr. Kiley looked skeptically at the bank officials. “Here’s what this boy is accused of forging,” he. said, "and the boy himself—l’ve tried him a dozen times -—can't write a word." Nevertheless, Sonny was held In SI,OOO ball for the grand Jury. PROPOSES RETURN OF ALIEN PROPERTY Borah Introduces Bill Order ing Restoration in View of Claims Settlement. Return of funds and property held by the alien property custodian would be ordered under a bill Intro duced today by Chalrma'n Borah of the Senate foreign relations commit tee, who expressed hope of early en actment "in view of the statement that plans have been completed for settlement of American claims.” Introduction of the bill provoked a debate with Senator Swanson of Vir ginia. ranking Democrat on the for eign relations committee, challenging the right of the Government to re turn the property under terms of the peace treaty with Germany. ‘‘As a matter of fact. If we return this property,” he said, “the American taxpayers ultimately will be charged for the claims of American citizens against Germany.” Senator Simmons. Democrat, North Carolina, declared the property should be held until some assurance had been made by Germany of her inten tion* to pay American damage Haims. Senator Borah replied t)|at further retention of the property was in vio lation “not only of treaties but of the roundest principles of morality, international decency and common honesty." He said it was a funda mental principle of this Government to protect property and that property held by the Allen Property Custodian belonged to individuals and could not be held as a claim against the Gov ernment. Senator Swanson asked if the Idaho Senator felt there was “any security for Americans in the Dawes plan.” ‘‘Frankly, 1 am not asking citizens to rely very much on this plan,” re plied the foreign relations committee. SEWER AND WATER EXTENSIONS ASKED Chillum Heights Citizens Also Urge Gas Mains Built to District Line. Extension of the sewer, water and gas mains from their present ter minus at Blair road and North Capitol street to the District line will be sought by the Chillum Heights Citizens’ Association. Thl* action was decided upon at a meeting of the association In the Woodburn School, Blair and Riggs roads, last night. It was pointed out that this section is growing rapidly, and the lack of modern improvements somewhat hampers further and faster growth. A committee was appointed to con fer with Commissioner Bell with a view to having Chillum Heights im proved generally, including the plac ing of an effective lighting system, especially on Blair road, and for the resurfacing and widening of this thoroughfare. Resolutions jwere adopted approv ing the proposal of Commissioner Bell for a sum Sufficient to pay for the removal of snow and for the pur chase of equipment and the pay of labor required. The Board of Edu cation will be requested to put the portable school building connected with the Woodburn Bchool in a habitable and sanitary condition. It is in need of paint and needs at tention in other respects, it was said. After a fight lasting several years, the association has secured complete electrical equipment for the school here, and the meeting last night was a celebration in honor of the com pletion of the work. Every light in the building was turned on and burn ed during the entire meeting. Con siderable discussion of the proposed Sunday-closing bill, now before Con gress, resulted in action on the meas ure being deferred until a later date. President Charles A, Langlev pre sided. Bellboy, Invited To Join in Theft , Discloses Plot Says Guest Arrested Rob bed Him and Then Sought Assistance. When Charles DeGalleford. a guest at the Continental Hote\ invited Ray mond Simmons, colored bellboy, to Join him last night in an alleged hold-up plot aimed at the hotel of fice, he didn’t expect Ray to bring along a hunch of detective friends with him. But that la just what the bellboy did. and as a retu't DeGalleford to day is being held on a robbery charge, preferred against him by Sim mons, who declares that DeGalleford robbed him of S 5 cents —all he hid in his pockets—juat before extending the hold-up invitation. DeGalleford. apparently taking the turn of events philosophically. Is said to have admitted the robbery, adding that he uaed th# money to buy break fast and a shave. THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON, D. 0.. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 7. 1925. BAUER IS OUSTED FROMREICHSTAG Former Chancellor, Accused of Taking Bribe, Resigns on Party Demand. Ry the A»«oci*ted Free.. BERLIN, February 7.—Gustave Adolf Bauer, former imperial chan cellor. last night resigned hla seat as Socialist member of the Reichstag on the demand of the Socialist parlia mentary party. The demand was made because of allegations that Herr Bauer had received money from the Barniat concern in Holland, the direc tors of which recently were arrested on suspicion of illegal transactions with the Prussian State Bank. This pre-emptory Jettisoning of the veteran Socialist party leader has been received in political quarters as an indication that his party is con vinced of Bauer's culpability in the operations of the Barniat Bros. Herr Bauer was chancellor In 1920, when Dr. Wolfgang Kapp. with the aid of Capt. Ehrhardt's Baltic brigade, organized an insurrection in the out ekirts of Berlin, while Gustave Noske, then minister of war, looked on complacently. Fled to Dresden. Kapp then proclaimed himself chancellor, and Bauer, accompanied by President Ebert and other mem bers of his government, made an early morning exit from Berlin to Dresden and later to Stuttgart, leav ing Dr. Schiffer, minister of Justice, in Berlin to bargain with Kapp. Bauer, who is the first of the po litical leaders to become enmeshed in the Prussian State Bank scandal, which threatens to have ramifications In many directions and Involve mem bers of other political parties, came Into office on the post-revolution wave which brought other Socialists to the fore. He was the secretary of a trade union and had been a mem ber of the Reichstag since 1911. Up to the present Bauer has not denied an accusation that in 1923, when he no longer was chancellor, he accepted money from the Barmats for Information he supplied them. This information seemingly was of little value to the Barmats. THREE NEW BILLS FOR DISTRICT ARE GIVEN TO CONGRESS (Continued from First Page.) Deanwood School for construction and for playground purposes. Another amendment call* for the construction of an eight-room addi tion to the Htne Junior High School. Still another provides for the construc tion of an eight-room addition to the Cardozo. on land already owned by the District, including the combina tion gymnasium and assembly hall for the Randall High School. Other amendments and the entire five-year sohool building program as recom mended by both the Senate and House committees has already been published in full in The Evening Star. Reports Rest Art. Representative Florian Lampert of Wisconsin also introduced his report on the District of Columbia act to regulate rents, to prevent fraudulent transactions respecting real estate and to create a real estate commis sion. Repreeentatlve Thomas L. Blanton of Texas has submitted a lengthy re port of 25 printed pages covering his views in opposition to the proposed development of hydroelectric energy at Great Falls, Md.. on which the House committee was agreed with the single exception of Representa tive Blanton. Representative A. H. Casque of South Carolina has submitted a re port from the House District com mittee on the bill regulating steam engineering and holler Inspection in the District of Columbia, so as to make the act of 1887 conform with modern conditions. Reviews Heat Bill Arties. Representative Lampert's report on the rent bill reviews the work done by the joint committee on rent legislation relating to regulation and control of rent and to prevent fraudu lent transactions in real estate and relating to the licensing of real es tate brokers and real estate sales men. He reviews the testimony given at hearings on the measure and states the approved bill has the hacking of a majority of the House District of Columbia committee. This bill is divided Into three titles. The first extends the rent law of Oc tober 22, 1919, as amended, to May 22, 1927. It amends the existing law to take effect on May 22. 1925, and after that date the law will be based on the police power of Congress over the District in ’’pursuance of its power to exercise exclusive legisla tion over th# seat of the Govern ment.” Finds Emergency Exists. Representative Lampert says the committee finds the emergency with the respect to rentals of dwelling properties in the District of Columbia still exists; that Increased rentals have been and are being continually demanded of tenants!, accompanied with threats of eviction and in sev eral cases actual eviction for refusal to pay the increase demanded. He says that vacancies In dwellings and apartments do not exist in suffi cient number to allow voluntary leases between landlords and tenants; that the law of supply and demand is still inoperative and that because of the scarcity of vacancies in modern and low-priced apartments freedom of con tract does not exist and that leases have, in many cases, been made un der compulsion amounting almost to duress. Title two of the act to prevent fraudulent transactions respecting real estate makes It unlawful to com bine to prevent full and free competi tion in the renting of real estate. It requires that trusts shall be num bered and recite the full amount of prior trusts. It makes simulated sale of property with Intent to Increase Its value or the execution of a deed of trust which does not represent a bona fide indebtedness unlawful. It provides a fine of SI,OOO or imprison ment for one year or both for viola tion of this provision. The object of this portion of the bill is to prevent fictitious sales and the making of fictitious trust deeds on property, and is for the protection of investors in notes, secured by such trust deeds. Provides Commission. The third title of the bill provide* for a real estate commission for the District consisting of seven members to be selected by the President from a list of names submitted by the Federation of Citizens’ Associations of the District, the Washington Board of Trade and the Washington Real Estate ing real estate brokers and salesmen in the District and for the regula tion and discipline of persons engaged In the sale or rental of real estate or loans secured by trust* thereof. Representative Lampert says that a decision by the Court of Appeals of the District has rendered condi tions for tenants Intolerable and urges Immediate legislation for tbolr relief. * MITCHELL’S CRITICISM IS UNJUST AND SUPERCILIOUS, WEEKS SAYS (Continued from Plrst Page.) Johnson the condensers were found all right. “Gen. Mitchell evidently was misled regarding the examination of the con densers and did not have all the facts at hand," Capt. Johnson declared. A lively discussion between Capt. Johnson and Representative Prall of New York over the location of the targets, in 100 fathoms of water and more than 66 miles from shore, fol lowed. Representative Prall recalled Gen. Mitchell's testimony how the Navy tried to make it "as difficult as possible lor the Army," and Capt. Johnson declared the location, which all had agreed to, was the best be cause of the problem of having a base for the Army planes and equipment ” In reply to questions regarding the result of the 1621 teats, Capt. Johnson said, “we were successful to a certain degree.” When asked by Representa tive Prall if Gen. Mitchell had any thing to do with not learning all they should, Capt. Johnson said, "he did not." Says Armr !■ Krrer. Again turning to Gen. Mitchell’s magazine article of January, *4, Capt. Johnson endeavored to show the com mittee how the Army had violated the printed agreement. Capt. Johnson quoted from the Mitchell article, say ing that Army planes carrying 300- pound bomba could have sunk the cruiser Frankfort, If the Navy had not called it off. The general charged that the board of Inspection was slow and that Capt. Lawson was running out of fuel and had to return In 16 minutes. When the planes did attack, the bombs fell so fast that the Navy could not stop them, although the control ship signaled to do so, Gen. Mitchell said in the article. To this, Capt. Johnson read radio messages between Gen. Mitchell and himself, and also read one from the naval base at Hampton Roads which said the Army planes had taken off to attack the ships “without orders from the base commander." Capt. Johnson personally sent a radio message to Capt. laiwson, who was in the air, and had complained that he must attack because he had only 40 minutes of fuel. This mes sage said that the observers were going aboard, and the Army planes must withhold the attfck until the amount of damage previously done had been ascertained. Capt. Johnson explained. Perkin Cites Biyerlesee. Representative Perkins of New Jersey, the committee examiner, de clared from his own experience *n , witnessing the bombing of the lowa off Panama two years ago that It was a matter of great importance for ob servers to see the damage resulting from a direct hit. . Luring the testimony of Capt. John ' son. Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Douglas Robinson, who was present smong the spectators, leaned over and said something to Capt. John son. Representative Reid of Illfnols challenged the right of Mr. Robinson to apeak to the witness. Mr. Robin son asserted his right to do so and then Representative Reid said, “You may get yourself Into trouble." “Possibly I have before," said Mr. Robinson, “But 1 haven't been here long enough to get the Navy into trouble.” “You are making a good start,” said Representative Reid and then the committee switched back to the ex amination of Capt. Johnson. MiteMl Amawers Clear. The committee heard Gen. Mitchell and Capt. Johnson yesterday afternoon. Gen. Mitchell in prepared statements and in answers to questions touched on virtually every phase of warfare, keep ing the airplane, however, in the foremost position. His answers were fired back at the committee with more rapidity than the questions put to him and not once did he become involved. The afternoon session was opened with discussion of the alleged In efficiency of a large force of air craft during the closing dav« of the war whloh permitted German planes to attack the allied troops without Intervention from the air. As the committee exhibited no specific date of the maneuver in question. Gen. Mitohell was allowed to explain what movement he though It was. A letter to Gen. Mitchell, when he was a colonel and at the head of the air forces in France, congratulating him and his command for the splendid services rendered, and signed by Gen. Pershing, was read. Says Attack Stopped. Gen. Mitchell, In referring to this maneuver, said he thought the date was October 17 and was in the Ver dun area. Having received intelli gence from spies that a mass counter attack was to be made on the left flank of the American Army, "with out consulting Gen. Drum," he or dered an attack on the troops 20 mile* beyond the German lines. One bomb exploded on an ammunition train, killed 500 troops and wounded 2.000 Germane. The counterattack, he added, was never made. Disagreeing with Gen. Drum, who 1n preceding Gen. Mitchell on the stand lauded the work of anti-aircraft gims, the latter declared one-tenth of 1 per cent of American planes were lost by the bursting shells In the air from ground batteries. "Only one shot In 30,000 can hit a plane.” he declared, and when asked by Representative Perkins If he ever had been attacked by anti-aircraft, Gen. Mitchell replied: “I’ve been shot at by every anti-air craft gun In France —British. Amer ican. German, French and Italian." He further declared he was willing at any time to tow a target in an airplane for aircraft batteries to shoot at. Dlseasaea Navy’s Vies*. Assuming the role of a “naval ex pert” because he declared other wit nesses not connected with the Army Air Service have talked about It at length, Gen. Mitohell reviewed the naval and submarine warfare of the World War. No American battleship ever engaged in a battle during the war. he said. A battleship, in the final analysis, he continued, costs the Government about 3100,000,000, with which amount 4,000 airplanes could be built. “No one can ever attack America unless they are in the air or on the water,” he said. Possibility of attack by troops through Mexico or Latin America, the general aald, would have to come from overseas, “and we can protect the Caribbean sea and the Panama Canal by afr base on Porto Rico.” The airplane Is an Independent fighting force, he continued. It Is operating 20,000 feet above the land and water and It does not have with It the Army or Navy. Here the general paused to compliment the committee by saying the use of air power is better • understood hv it “than by the War and Navy De partments.” - Discusses Submarine. "The advantages of the submarine were stressed by the general, who said the effect of aircraft on this type of seacraft was less than on any other object. He quoted statistics of the German U-boat fleet's results In the recent war, and then the subject turned into the bombing off the Vir ginia capes In 1021. The general charged that the Navy made the bombing as difficult for the Army planes as possible—by putting the ships in 100 fathoms of water more than 60 miles from shore, and to reach them and return to shore the Army planes had to fly 179 miles and through three thunderstorms. These planes could not bomb from 10,000 feet or higher, because they were loaded with bombs and fuel, and new superchargers Just received were not Installed for fear of the planes catching Are. The bombing planes were under the active command of Lieut. Charles Austin, "a remarkable man,” Gen. Mitchell aald. In these exercises, continued the witness, the Navy sank a submarine, adding that "no navy has sunk a ship by aircraft unless forced to.” Makes Vision Plain. Gen. Mitchell made It plain that hla visions for the future do not call for dispensing with battleship fleets “at once, but their development Is secondary to airplanes and subma rines.” The “alarming conditions” in the Air Service, as reported by the Las , siter board of more \han a year ago, are correct, the witness testified, and in answer to a question said the Army service has only 19 planes It could put into actual combat today. These are understood to he the new | Curtis* pursuit planes, the other ships being war stock. He said America ranked fifth In air power, below Eng land. France, Japan and Italy. If an i emergency arose, the general said, an air force could not be built to amply protect America In leas than two i years. In “refutation of the argument that airplanes cannot sink a moving tar get," Gen. Mitchell gave the example '■ of th< operations of 18 Navy torpedo l planes against the battleships North ! Dakota, Arkansas and Wyoming. These planes were told the battleships were 50 miles offshore, but when ’ found they were 90 miles away, and . steaming at 20 knots an hour. The planes made successful hits, and If ! the torpedoes had been real they un doubtedly would have sunk the bat tleships, he said. | Aa Gen. Mitchell was excused from the stand he was asked If he thought ! receive another letter as a J result of hla testimony, to which he replied, ”T do not.” 1 Capt. Johnson, who said he was “too old, under Navy regulations, to qual ify as an airplane pilot," but who 1 commanded the Atlantic aircraft 1 squadrons which has flown “more 1 than any other organization in the world," discussed the 1921 bombing f experiments. He told of differences of opinion on the details of the ex periments on the part of Some Army : officer*, and concluded by taylng that 1 one man, vested with supreme author ity, was necessary for such undertak ings where co-ordination Is sought. This drew from Representative Reid the statement that he Implied a united i air force under one commander would . solve future problems, but Capt. John i son declared he was referring to that one specific instance. The Navy, he said, “has not been given a square deal in the press. I am an officer in the Navy and an American. I hold no brief for sub i marines, airplanes, battleships or anything else—lt makes no difference to me.” 4«e« Plane’s Power. He said there is no question but tihat airplane bombs dropped from the air can Sink any ship, and he ex plained the Navy has been engaged In aerial bombing for many years, “but we haven’t advertised It." The bomb , sights used by the Army planes, with one exception, were those developed by the Navy, ihe said. Such problems as airplane bombing must be prac ticed at sea all the time If succeas Is to be obtained In war. When Gen. Mitchell sent him a radiogram aboard the Shawmut, standing by In oonnec -1 tlon with the 1921 maneuvers, to the effect that be would not send his land planes far out to sea to attack the radio-controlled lowa, Capt. Johnson who was In command of the naval end ! of the maneuvers,- said he thought It > "was very sensible of Gen. Mitchell." 1 He said he would not send his sea planes far Inland, but would always 1 keep them within gliding distance of the water. 1 A reported statement by Secretary Wilbur before a congressional com mittee that the claim that a 2,000- : pound bomb dropped on the deck of a 1 battleship could jam the turrets and shell-shock the crew was "ridiculous ! and untenable” was read to Capt. • Johnson by Representative Perkins, who asked If he agreed. Declaring he knew more about the bombing of ' the German ships in 1921 than any - one else, Capt. Johnson said he be lieved bombs "can do all kinds of | damage to a battleship.” The place l the bomb hita. however, he said, also Is a prominent factor, and he added the Navy now Is making efforts to develop a bomb that will pierce the deck of a battleship. CUT IN STEAMER RATES BRINGING BRITONS OVER Special Third-Class Trip* Will Al low Many of Moderate Means to Visit. Cerreapeodenre of The Star led New York World. LONDON. January 20.—The experi ment of the Cunard and other big shipping companies in advertising third-class round trips to Canada and the United States this summer for S2OO le attracting an entirely unex pected class of travelers. The original idea was that the cheap trips would attract clubs, fam ily parties and local social Organiza tions, parties of teachers and pupils, etc., but most of the Inquiries are coming from the "Darby and Joan” middle-class, comfortably off type of English parents anxious to see their children who, have settled, perhaps many years, In the United States or Canada. The idea of a third-class trans atlantic passage to these people would hltharto have been anathema, and they would not have dreamed of sub mitting to the "Indignity” of being "herded with emigrants,” and fac ing the unknown terrors of Ellis Island. Yet their means would not permit firat-class trips, so they have had to defer the long-hoped-for visit to their sons and daughters. Since the announcement of the new cheap trips, however, comfortable looking elderly men and women have been sidling seml-apologetically up to | the polished counters of the big ship ping offices In th* West End of Lon don. and asking for details of the j third-class trip. Many of them are retired business folk and mechanics ■ who can readily afford the S2OO rate, , but who would not consent to lay themselves open to the reputed rigors of an emigrant ship. All of them particularly inquire whether there will be any fuss or de tention at Elia Isand, which has an : ill reputation among middle-class i Englishmen. Some of them have not seen their children in thirty or forty years, and now they are looking for ward to the trip, as long as they will not be regarded as emigrants. GIVES WlO MEET DOOM. Forger, Fearing End of World, Surrenders, Believing Jail Safer. NEW YORK, February 7.—Fear of the end of the world was given as the cauee of two entries on the police blotters today. , Walter Mlchkowsky of Brooklyn hanged himself with a leather strap. To the suicide record the police add i ed: "Afraid of the end of the world.” Benjamin Lemoncelll, wanted in i Jessup, Pa., for forgery, gave himself . up. He said that with the world i about to end he thought he would h# safer in'Jail. ATTORNEYS HELD IN MAIL ROBBERY 1 \ ■ ; Indicted on Charge Believed to Connect Them With $2,000,000 Hold-Up. I By th* AtsorieteS Pies*. > LITTLE ROCK. Ark., February 7. i Wallace Davis and Tom Poe, LUle Rock attorneys indicted yesterdey v* charges of conspiracy and receiving s and concealing Government bonds, have made bond of $20,000 each for , their appearance for trial at the April 1 term of the United States District > Court. t A special Federal grand jury called . to Investigate the circumstances sur - rounding the recovery of $99,000 In i bonds in and near Little Rock, early l in the year, returned the indictments against the two attorneys.. The bonds i recovered here are thought to have i been a part of Herbert Holliday’s • share In the Rondout, 111., $2,000,000 , mail robbery more than a year ago. [ Holliday ■ Wltoesa. Holliday, who is serving a 25-year > sentence in Leavenworth Prison for > his connection with the train hold-up, , appeared here yesterday and testi fied before the grand jury. 3 Joe McKinney, former convict, also ! Is Included In the conspiracy lndlct- I ments. It Is charged in one indtet . ment that Tom Poe delivered $20,000 f In bonds to Joe McKinney on Decem ber 24, two weeks before McKinney’s arrest. The other charges that Davis and Poe received and secreted $75,000 , in bonds, a part of the contents of t one of the registered mail pouches , taken during the Rondout train , robbery. Both Poe and Davis issued state t ments denying their guilt. ! WOMAN, 63, IS FREED ; IN HUSBAND’S DEATH r ‘ Great Demonstration Follows Ac quittal in Poison Case; Daughter Is Forgiven. By the Atnoolsted Pre... 1 COSHOCTON. Ohio. February 7. Judge James Glenn yesterday Instructed j the Jury to return a verdict of not 1 guilty in the case of Mra. Clara S. 1 McCurdy, 63-year- 1 old grandmother, I tried on a I degree charge for the alleged poisoning ° r her husband. ... A great demon- W .- V siratlon stag * -T ln court when /. the jury returned *■ 1 instructed ver ' diet of not guilty. A said she hern as to outcome the was guilty. ns. XcCUBST. "Although I for ■ give my daughter. I I cannot understand why ahe testified as she did." the woman said. Mrs. , Myrtle Haxton. the daughter, yeater -1 day told why ahe believed her mother had poisoned her father. She said she found a package marked with a poison label in the pantry of her i mother's home. WOMEN TO DISPLAY RECORD OF PROGRESS ! Will Hold World F»ir to Show Achievements in Chicago Next April. i By tli» Atnoclated Pre**. I CHICAGO. February 7.—Exhibits ‘ symbolising the varied activities of • the twentieth century woman and de picting the slow broadening of the field of feminine enterprise until It em braces two American State capitals, Supreme Court judgeships in several States, high place in the professions ' and prominence in the world politl -1 cal affairs, are being assembled here from many lands for the first worn . an's world fair, to be hied at the American Exposition Palace, on Lak6 Michigan, April 13-25. In addition, hundreds of commer cial exhibits will reveal the feminine hand in the business world And in the arts of the day. Several hundred booths crowded with specimens from a score of countries will he arrayed to record woman's contributions In ’ economics, politics, science and social I culture the world around. A group of prominent Chicago women is behind a corporation or ganized especially to promote th* fair, and women will direct virtually every detail of the enterprise. Mis* Helen M. Bennett, long diligent in , women's activities and originator of ' the fair idea, is managing dirtetor of the venture. The board of directors 1 includes Mrs. Joseph T. Bowman, Mrs. • Edith Rockefeller McCormick. Mrs. i George R. Dean, Mrs. Silas Strawn • and Mrs. Medill McCormick, all lead ers In society and women's club work. One feature of the exhibit will be a I collection of newspaper and magazine t clippings from various countries dur ing the last 200 years emphasizing f the storm of protest which greeted . every suggestion for a freer social , status for women. - * -—- L Balmy Weather ; To Stay Awhile; Bit of Rain Due | Capital Falls in Line With Rest of Country Enjoy * $ ing Warmth * i - i Unusually high temperatures pre t vailing generally over the country r have brought to Washington a spell ■ of Springlike weather that hat al l lowed residents to shed some of their extra heavies and let their furnaces lag. Forecaster Mitchell sees no imme i diet* prospect of colder weather, either. Yesterday's temperature of 56 degrees is expected to be eclipsed • by a 60-degree "high” today and to morrow, passing last year's record of 58 degrees for this month, reached 1 February 13. i It may cloud up some tomorrow and > Monday and do a little raining, but not much of a drop In temperature is i looked for during the next few days. The average temperature prevailing • throughout the country today is about ’ 20 degrees higher than normal, Mr. i Mitchell said. The highest February ’ temperature on record at the Weather I Bureau is 7$ degrees, noted In 1874. ) A year ago today, Washington was experlenofng freezing weather. Police Try 6 Hours In Vain to Question Deaf and Dumb Boy Think Him Merely Stub i born Until He Calls for Pencil and Paper. •peelei Dispatch ta Tha Rtar. NEW YORK, February 7.— geven tef.n-year-old Pietro Ladarca sat six hours In a hard chair in the detec tives' room of the Coney Island sta- j tion while detectives told him how much easier it would go with him If he "came clean and owned up.” Pietro looked blankly down at his shoes and said nothin*. A few hours earlier Patrolmen Ennis and Stephenson saw a boy jump 25 feet from the roof of a bungalow. They fired seven shots to frighten him. The boy raced around the comer. A dozen blocks away the police ran >atown and arrested him. Bv the bungalow they found a bag filled with silverware. The boy stolidly refused to speak, i At the station house he looked blank when he was asked his name and address. For six hours every man In the station house tried hia hand at wring ing a word from the boy. Every ap peal and threat was exhausted. Then Pietro took a bit of paper and a pencil from one of his questioners, wrote for a moment and handed the paper back. "Deaf and dumb,” it read. COOLIE EXTOLS BOY SCOUTS’ WORK Hopes for Continued Growth,, He Writes, in Commenting on 15th Anniversary. ] President Cooiidge is a firm be- j liever in the Boy Scout movement, and I in his opinion this organization has j i contributed greatly to the best train-j in* for useful citizenship, and expan-I sion Is highly desirable. The Executive-so expressed himself j in a letter to Colin H. Livingstone of * New York, president of the Boy • Scouts of America, as a tribute to the fifteenth anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts, which will be ob served throughout the country next week. This letter was made public at the White House today following a visit to the President of 15 Eagle scouts from various parts of the country for mally to pay their respects. They were escorted by L. A. Snead. The President's letter follows: "The approach of the fifteenth an niversary of the founding of the Boy- Scout organization is a reminder of the rapid growth and splendid service of the Scout body. If there ever was justification for uncertainty as to the usetulness of this organization, it has long since been removed, in view of the great work of character develop ment that ha* been accomplished. The Boy Scouts have contributed greatly, under their splendid leader- 7 ship, to the best training for youth ful citizenship. It is a satisfaction, in contemplating at this time the achievements of the organization, to express the hope and confidence that It will continue to expand in num bers and In the strength of its ap peal to tha youth of the Nation.” The Boy BGouts of Washington will i celebrate the anniversary at a mass meeting in Central High School Feb ruary 14, Oen. J. A. Lejeune, Marine Corps commander, will make the principal address. CONFEREES MAKE REPORT ON SHOALS Senate and House Leaders; Predict Passage of Re- l vised Measure Quickly. With the presentation to Congress today of the conference report on the Underwood Muscle Shoal* leasing bill, managers of the revised bill in both the Senate snd House were arranging to call It up at the earliest oppor tunity and predicted its passage with out much delay. Although described a* fundamen tally similar to the original Under wood bill, the conference measure carries numerous changes and In cludes some provisions of the Me- Kensie bill passed by the House to authorise lease of the property to Henry Ford. The bill is held hy President Cooi idge, whom it would authorize to draft a lease, as fairly satisfactory. While the Executive is represented a* pre pared to accept it as a compromise, he is understood to hold some objection to the provision for Government con struction of dam No. J at an estimated cost of $27,000,000 a* counter to the administration's desire to get the Government out of Muscle Shoals without Additional Investment. Besides rewriting the fertilizer sec tion of the bill, the conferees inserted a provision for a farm board to keep check on fertilizer allocation and profits, snd extended the time limit for procurement of a lease from Sep tember 1 to December 1, 1925. The rental on the property is fixed at 4 per cent annually Os the 250,000,000 coat of dam No. i, less an amount es timated at 217,000.000 as rhargeabia to navigation and the cost of the locks. NEW ENVOY APPROVED. United States Informs Bulgaria Mileff Is Acceptable. SOFIA, Bulgaria. February 7.—The foreign office was notified by the State Department In Washington to day that Prof. Nicolai Mileff would he acceptable as Bulgarian minister to the United States In succession to Stephan Panaretoff. Prof. Mileff is president of the foreign relations committee of the Bulgarian Parliament, ment. Argentinian Pick* Up England. BUENOS AIRES. February 3. Carlos Braggio, an Argentine ama teur radio oparator, sending from station CB-I, announces thst he communicated Sunday morning with J, J. Simmonda, 20-D, London, Eng land. Jn the first amateur conver sation between Argentina and Eng land. Braggio also transmitted greetings of the Radio Club of Argentina to the British Radio Society and greet-' ings from La Naclon to the London Times, using 290 wstts on a 22-meter wave length. FRANCE DROPS NEW DEBT-FUNDING PLAN .Herriot Withdraws Sanction for Commission, Holding Budget Needs Action First. By ih* Associated Pre*». PARIS, February 7.—Premier Her. I riot, after having agreed in principli to a plan introduced by M. Klotz, for. mer minister of finance, for the crea« tion of an interallied debt-fundin| commission, suddenly withdrew hi« support last night, and the plan was definitely shelved. The plan was the subject of a lons discussion at a joint hearing of th« foreign relations and finance commit tees of the Chamber of Deputies, at tended by the premier and Finance Minister Clementel, and after hearina the remarka of M. Klotz the premier | made known his change of heart. A desire to have the government retain the initiative ajid conduct the negotiations in any move toward a aettlement of the interallied debts and the Introduction in the course of the day’s discussions of what the pre mier judged to be a political move ment against his cabinet are said to have prompted the decision. Soys Budget Cornea First. M. Herriot told the committees that he considered prompt voting of the French budget more urgent than the creation of the commission proposed by M. Klotz. He said he had received Information from financial circles in the United States that the delay by Parliament in reaching an agreement on the budget was being unfavorably commented upon in the New York money market, and that should it become necessary to vote provisional credits to carry on the countrys busi ness after March 1. this would have a deplorable effecLupon French bonds and other debentures on the American market. | A number of prominent deputies agreed with M. Herriot and Volun teered to do their utmost to bring about a speedy vote on the budget. COOLIDGE UNDECIDED | ON ENVOY TO BERLIN I | Ira Nelson Morris. Former Min j ister to Sweden, Is Definitely Eliminated for Post. President Coolidge's mind is still open regarding the appointment of a successor to Alanson B. Houghton, as Amba-ssador to Germany. The President is known to have told friends that he has several names under consideration, but is now here near a decision as to whom he will select to go to Berlin when Ambas sador Houghton succeeds Frank B. Kellogg, as Ambassador to Great Britain. It is known that the name of lr» Nelson Morris of Illinois, for mer Minister to Sweden, has been mentioned, but while the President values highly- Mr. Morris' ability and experience, he has no thought of ap pointing him as Ambassador ►Hough ton's successor. President Cooiidge has let It be known that he heartily approves the postal pay and rate increase bill as finally shaped by the House post office committee. Postmaster Gen eral New, after yesterday's cabinet meeting, discussed the measure with the President, and explained certain details. It was pointed out to the i President that the revised bill in creased postal rates so as to provide a revenue of more than 250,000.000 annually, and Is retroactive only up to January 1 last. NOME FLIGHT HAS U. S. 0. K.; IS PRIVATE MOVE Trip Is Not Government Venture, i Plane Furnished by Pioneers in Alaska. I By the Ateecltted Pres*. FAIRBANKS, Alaska. February 7. I —Flying of an airplane from here ! by Roy C. Darling of this city and | Ralph T. Mackie of Anchorage, j Alaska, to carry 620,000 units of antitoxin to Nome, Alaska, from Nenana, Alaska, Is not a Government ' enterprise. It has merely been per- I mltted by the Government. The machine that is to be used and which Is expected to pick up the antitoxin at Nenana Sunday belong* to a private corporation. This cor poration is composed of pioneers of interior Alaska, who bought the plane and brought It In largely as a sport ing project, though an attempt was made to -urn profits by carrying passengers. "The sour doughs that own the plane have no contract for the trip." declared W. F. Thompson, one of the leading spirits of the corporation, “and they don't expect to make a cent out of it. They are just tak ing a chance to help their friends in Nome, and will let the tall go with the hide if they fail.” PATS TRIBUTE TO BALTO. Senator Dill Comments on Dog Team's Race With Antitoxin. There was not an objecting voice raised in the Senate yesterday when Senator Dill, Democrat. Washington, stopped proceedings to pay tribute to Balto, the lead dog in the team which made the last dash into Nome with diphtheria antitoxin. Kasson. the driver, aiao waa com plimented, a# were other drivers and dog* and Indian boya who helped along the journey. Declaring Nome should never be left again in such a plight. Senator Dill said the race was a fitting finish "to the long liet of record* mad* by the heroic dog* of the Northland.” MAN~DIEs’IN BLAST. Twenty Are Injured When Am monia Tank Blows Up. By the Associated Press. FORT LEE, N. J., Feruarv 7. —One man wa* killed, two were severely in jured and It wera slightly hurt by falling walla after the explosion of an ammonia tank today In the Na tional Evan* Film Laboratories. The explosion followed a fire. Salvatore Joy, a projector, wa* kill ed. The explosion practically destroy ed the two-story plant which ocni* pied nearly an entire city block. Th* loss is estimated at nearly a million dollars. Eighty employes were on duty. Some of th# injured were fire men. Air Service Flans Halted. ROME, February 7, —The arrange ments that were being made for es tablishing a regular aerial service from Brlndlai, Italy, to Constanti nople and Angora, byway of Athens, have been .suspended because of the tension in relations between Greece and Turkay. Turkey has asked that a line he estahllfhed fltreot betwi*» Italy and Turkey.