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(V. S. Weather Bureau Forecast.)
Fair and continued cool tonight and
Temperatures—Highest, 86. occurred
ut 3:50 p.m. yesterday: lowest, 59, oc
curred at 5:30 a.m. today.
Full report on page 7.
Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 10
Non ccq Entered as second class matter
O. w. 7,000. post office. Washington. D. C.
Secret Berlin Authority Al
leges Union Against United
States and British.
America to Be First to Feel Weight
of Asiatic Pact, Berlin
Informant Says.
i a!>le in Tlif Star ami Chii-agro Daily Sews.
BERLIN, July IS. —The threatened
understanding between the Commu
nists and the yellow races has made
amazing strides since the beginning of
June. According to sensational infor
mation which reached the writer
privately today the Japanese and
Soviet governments have reached an
understanding over a common course
of action to be undertaken in China
against the influence and nationals of
all other countries, especially the
United States.
1 The writer's informant claims to
have complete information of this un
derstanding. with exact comprehension
of the motives which caused two in
stinctively inimical governments to
unite. The understanding means in
practice that Japan and Russia will
work together in supplanting all other
foreigners in China, especially Ameri
cans and English, with their own na
Agree to Sham Front.
It was intended to keep this agree
ment absolutely secret. Japan es
pecially reserves the right to keep a
sham front of solidarity with Europe
and America in the attitude toward
China and the Bolshevists, while really
working with the latter. Each side
makes concessions. The Soviets, real
izing they will be unable to carry on
intensive third Internationale propa
ganda with their entire force in China
and Japan simultaneously, agree to
withdraw all Communist agents from
Japan to the mainland.
The Japanese Government, alarmed
by the increasing social unrest within
Japan and the growth of Communist
doctrines, promises to observe benevo
lent neutrality toward any Russian
. action in China and further to manu
facture and deliver to Russia heavy
artillery and submarines.
The first consignment of heavy
guns recently passed. thi.ough Vladi
vostok over the Trans-Siberian rail
road and lias reached Moscow. It is
notable that among some 40 assistants
of the new Japanese Ambassador to
Moscow, Tanaka, afe a large number
of officers.
Promoted by Frunze.
The agreement, according to the
writter's informant, was promoted by
the Soviet people’s commissar for war
and navy, Frunze.
Whatever are the mental reserva
tions of the two governments, each of
which expects later to overcome and
supplant the other, this agreement is
perhaps the most stupendous political
event in the embittered fight for the
control of Asia which lias developed
since the Washington conference.
The first country- to feel the weight
of it unquestionably will be the United
The agreement will certainly- be
denied by both the Soviets and the
Japanese and the writer would hesi
tate to make It public except for his
entire faith in the trustworthiness of
the source of information.
(Copyright. 1925. by Chicago Daily News Co.)
Bucharest Expected to Await Re
sults of Parley With France
and Britain.
By the Associated Press.
BUCHAREST, Rumania. July 18. —
. The Rumanian government probably
will send no note to Washington re
garding payment of Rumania's debt
to the Uulted States until Premier
Bratiano has discussed the general
debt situation with the French and
British governments.
fßucharest dispatches in June said
Rumania would follow the lead of
France in settling her American war
Rumania Is preparing a “green
book” showing both her debts and
credits to other nations. The gov
ernment is expected to suggest wip
ing off some of the debit items by
balancing claims against them.
’ Among claims, it is believed
Rumania will ask for credit from the
allies for various supplies, including
oil and gold she furnished Russia.
Entire Family Wiped Out in Grade
Crossing Accident.
BILLINGS. Mont., July IS b4>).—
Seven persons are dead as the re
sult of a grade crossing crash here
yesterday, when an eastbound North
ern Pacific train struck an automo
bile stalled on the tracks west of
town. The lives of five members of
the family of Ralph R. Flack of
Santa Rosa, Calif., were snuffed out
Instantly. They were on their way
to Riehardton, N. Dak. Magdelene
Flack, 16, died at a hospital three
hours after the crash, and the 7-
months-old baby Agnes died yester
day afternoon.
Every' passenger in the ill-fated
-lutomobile was killed.
Town Wiped Out by Fire.
CALGARY, Alberta, July 18 (/s>).
Fire early today destroyed most of the
town of Bowden, on the Canadian Pa
cific Railway line between Calgary and
Edmonton. Three hundred persons
were made homeless.
Houses' Collapse Kills 15.
HONGKONG, July 18 (A>). —Fifteen
dead and nineteen injured have been
taken from the ruins of residences in
ihe Hongkong-Kowloon district which
• collapsed as the result of heavy rains.
With the exception of two Indian
watchmen all axe Chiu use.
Orders Radio Set
On Coffin to Hear
Events in W orld
By the Assoriatfil Pres*.
IA»S ANGELES, Calif., July 18.
I —Sam R. Kimball, aged San Fer
| nando Valley rancher, has placed
j an order with a Los Angeles un
-1 dertaker for a $1,200 steel coffin
! equipped with a radio receiving
| set.
Kimball explained that he is con-
I vinced that the soul lingers near
j the body until the day of judgment
j and that he will be able to "hear
j what is going on In the world”
after he dies.
, *
Will Get Substance of Ex
perts’ Testimony Before
Jury That Way.
I By. the Associated Press.
DAYTON. Tenn.. July 18.—While
! Judge Raulston and attorneys for the
prosecution rested today after the
I arduous duties of the week, counsel
for the defense of John T. Scopes,
j charged with violating the Tennessee
anti-evolution statute, busied theni
; selves with the preparation of seien
j title affidavits.
j These will he brought into court
; Monday for the purpose of entering
| them into the record. Primarily they
i will show In detail the theory of evo
lution in an endeavor to conform it to
; the story of creation as recorded in
j the Bible.
• Shorn of all hope of producing their
scientific witnesses in court to testify
i from the stand, defense attorneys,
(after the ruling of Judge Raulston
; yesterday, resorted to this method of
• having their testimony placed on rec
i ord for the information of the presid-
I ing judge and to reveal to the Appel
j late Court the nature of the evidence
j they would have submitted.
Raulston Approves Move.
Permission to do this was granted
by Judge Raulston yesterday after his
1 ruling that such evidence was not
j relevant. Exceptions by defense coun-
I sel followed, after which it was agreed
j that the statements should be pre
i pared and admitted to the record.
While I Payton moved calmly and
I seemingly unruffled about its business,
j heated statements front members of
i the defense counsel seemed to Indicate
i that storm clouds were brewing in
those quarters. The first indication
j came yesterday in the form of a none
too closely veiled expression of opinion
j from Clarence Harrow to Judge Raul
] ston.
Several of the scientists called to
| testify today were preparing to return
to their respective homes after plac
, ing their testimony In affidavit form.
I Maynard M. Metcalf, former head of
; the zoological department of Oberlin
i College, and first scientific, witness
; for the defense, left early today.
■ The exclusion of exnart testimony
' was characterized by John R. Neal,
! chief counsel for the defense, as “death
for the last hope of the defense” for
i winning the trial.
I Clarence Darrow was more ve
j hement in his declaration that the
j defense would "seek justice in the
j higher courts.” In a statement issued
j late yesterday, lie asserted that Wll
! Ham Jenning Bryan was responsible
; for shifting the scales in favor of the
I prosecution.
Bryan Defends Raulston.
Mr. Bryan himself declared that
I under the rules governing the ad-
I mission of evidence into Tennessee
j courts Judge Raulston could not have
I done otherwise than exclude it. At
| (Continued on Page 4, Column 2.)
Demonstration Prompts Govern
ment Steps to Protect Zionist
Congress, Soon to Assemble.
' By the Associated Press.
VIENNA. July 18. —A demonstra
tion against Jews last night by about
i 100 members of an anti-Semitic or-
I ganizatton who invaded a prominent
'cafe on the Ringstrasse and insulted
i Hebrew guests, is expected to cause
I the government to take energetic ac
tion to prevent disorders during the
j forthcoming international Zionist Con-
I gress here.
j The anti-Semitic band, after march
; ing along the Ringstrasse, Invaded the
| Kusalon Case shouting “Down with
the Jews!” Chairs and walking sticks
j were used as weapons In the ensuing
j general fight. Several guests were
j injured, some rather severely, before
I police arrived and stopped the fray.
| Seventeen of the demonstrators were
arrested. The attack Is believed to be
part of a campaign intended to in
timidate Jews and prevent the Zionist
I congress.
“Double Shuffle ” and Turkish Girls
Old Friends , Senator King Learns
By Radio to The Star and Chicago Daily News
That sparkllng-eyed Turkish girls
know the latest dance steps, as
well as their sisters in Western
lands, was demonstrated today to
Senator William H. King, who is
here investigating whether the
Senate ought to ratify the pend
ing treaty between the United
States and the Turkish republic.
For the purpose of enabling the
Utah Senator to meet leading citi
zens, Rear Admiral Mark L. Bris
tol. American high commissioner,
Issued 300 invitations to a tea party
at the American embassy. The
Senator not only talked to Gov
ernment officials and representa
tives and opposition leaders of
Greek. Armenian and Jewish com
munities, but when the American
negro jazz orchestra started into
action he did not miss a dance.
The toes of the Senator and those
of the Turkish maidens were In
perfect harmony.
©he ©toenina iftaf.
Giant Ring Broken —Lake
Runners Warned—Ships
Again Off Coast.
New Treaties to Help Stop Flow.
Wets Counter With Series
of Blows.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. July IS.—Uncle Sam
has started an intensive Midsummer
drive against rum, and the liquor
forces are making several counter
In today's news there figured, on
the side of prohibition enforcement:
1. Eight arrests in New York as
the result of heavy shipments of
liquor to Inland polntk in trunks.
2. Tour of Assistant Secretary of
the Treasury Andrews to Canadian
border points to repair leaks in the
3. Reports of warnings to Canadian
rum runners that they will be fired
upon in American waters on the
Great Lakes.
4. Completion of formalities on a
treaty between the United States and
Canada regarding smuggling.
5. Impending shake-up under which
all prohibition agents will lose their
jobs and many will be hired over
Rum Fleet Reappears.
In behalf of the wets there de
veloped these moves:
1. Reappearance of a rum fleet off
the north shore of Massachusetts.
2. Efforts to hold up salary of Pro
hibitlon Commissioner Haynes be
cause of his employment of a woman
lecturer on prohibition. ,
A sales organization that retailed
liquor at the rate of 30 trunkfuls a
day to 40,000 customers throughout
the country has been smashed in
New York. One woman and seven
men comprising the head office force
were arrested vesterday.
Customers, upon receiving a liquor
consignment, forwarded payment here.
Keys were then mailed to open the
trunks. The customers shipped the
trunks hack here. A field force of 40
men worked the Midwest. Federal
prohibition officers late yesterday
raided the suite of offices here.
Federal Attorney Buckner described
the organization as "the biggest boot
leg ring uncovered since the prosecu
tion of Mannie Kessler."
Kessler on Way Home.
Kessler was on his way to his home
here today from the Atlanta Peni
tentiary, after serving two years and
paying a SIO,OOO fine for Illegal with
drawal of more than $500,000 worth of
liquor from bonded warehouses.
Mr. Andrews, determined to check
the flow of liquor at its source, is
traveling through Vermont on his way
to the Canadian border. There he will
confer with his field men regarding
the flow of contraband liquor over the
international boundary. It Is expected
that he will be aided in this work la
the ratification yesterday of four
treaties between the United States
and Canada, one of which deals with
Today’s Toronto Globe says that
rum runners operating out of Port
Colborne on Lake Ontario will be
fired on by American rum chasers
if they attempt to escape into Amer
ican waters. Harry Smith, collector
of customs of the port of Buffalo, the
Globe says, issued the warning after
conferring with officials In Toronto.
Visiting New York yesterday. Pro
hibition Commissioner Haynes de
scribed plans for a big shake-up of
his forces. All agents are to be dis
charged, but some will be reappoint
ed. The entire dry organization will
be redistributed in unfamiliar terri
tory, including. presumably, Izzy
Einstein. picturesque New York
raider, who has operated under many
Asked to Withhold Haynes’ Salary.
The Association Against the Pro
hibition Amendment has addressed a
letter to Controller General McCarl
requesting him to withhold the salary
of Commissioner Haynes until the
Treasury has recovered about sll,-
250 paid to Miss Georgia Hopeley.
The association charged that Miss
Hopeley. who recently resigned, had
been employed as a prohibition offi
cer, hut had been assigned to tour
ing the country lecturing on prohi
Three rum ships driven off New
England’s Rum Row by the recent dry
blockade have returned with fresh
supplies, and four destroyers sup
plemented by a flotilla of smaller
craft have swung into action. The
latest arrivals are far at sea off the
north shore of Massachusetts, con
siderable distance from the Summer
White House.
Senator King goes to Angora
Sunday to devote several days
talking to officials at the new cap
ital. Since his arrival the Senator
has expressed himself freely on
the altruistric policies of America,
the sanctity of Wilsonian prin
ciples and the various shortcom
ings of Turkey. As a result, Con
stantinople newspapers are devot
ing columns to his various inter
views and more columns of edi
torials, chiefly arguing the fallacy
of his opinions.
"Mr. King’s declarations are
truly" surprising,” says Vakit. "If
he really wants to know whether
Turks or Greeks suffered most
from property abandoned in Asia
Minor he neied only glimpse the
cities and villages which the
Greeks burned. Briefly, he seems
to speak fantastically. We can ex
plain his conduct only by the ex
aggeration common to Americans.”
(Copyright. 1925. by Chicago Daily News Co.)
Radio Programs—Page 19.
. i
French General Warns of Se
rious Danger to Troops
in Morocco.
By the Associated Press.
MARSEILLES, France. July- IS. —
France is facing a serious situation
in Morocco, Gen. Stanislas Natilln
said today. He is the new cornmand
er-ln-chief of the French forces fight
ing Abd-el-Krim’s Riffian invaders of
the French Moroccan zone and is en
route to the front to take active
charge of the French campaign.
“Our difficulties,” he said, “must
not be underestimated We are at
the height of the hot season. There
are few or no roads and means of
transportation are still rather primi
tive in Morocco. Over there one can
not ck> whatever one. wishes. One
must be careful and every move must
be planned.
“You ask me when the war will
end. I don't know. I have never
said the Riffihn enemy would he
quickly disposed of. for the excellent
reason that I do not know anything
about it. All i can say is the French
will neglect no effort to win."
RABAT. July 18 (A 3 ). —The arrival
of Marshal Retain and the news of
forthcoming large reinforcements have
greatly heartened the French forces
facing the hordes of Abd-el-Krim, Rif
fian pretender to the Moroacan sul
The marshal, vice president of the
Superior War Council and one of
France’s best military organizers, ar
rived here by airplane from France
yesterday- afternoon. He dined with
Gov. Gen. Lyautey at the residency,
and the two immediately went into
conference, accompanied by members
of their staffs.
Retain will stay here two.or three
day's before going to Fez. to the cap
ture of which city Ahd-el-Krim is bend
ing his best efforts. Today the marshal
Is being received by the sultan. He
expects to remain in Morocco for 13
days, conferring with the various
commanders and laying the founda
tion for the organization which it is
believed will bring rapid victory. His
recommendations as to the men and
material needed for the campaign are
expected to be speedily' carried out
after his return to France.
Riff Propaganda Continues.
Abd-el-Krim is continuing his ef
fective propaganda. Riffian agents
poisoning the minds of the friendly
tribes against the French and trying
to upset the spiritual authority of the
Sultan. Some of the agents have
worked well into the interior, many
miles south of the Ouergha Valley.
The Riffian chief hopes that by stir
ring up the tribes to resistance he
may be able to reach Fez withou
having to use his picked regulars in
a bloody drive, or at least , reserve
them to deliver a decisive blow.
His tactics oblige the French to
keep unremitting vigilance. There
are countless small actions along the
front, and these, although usually
ending In serious slaughter of the at
tacking tribesmen, are wearing on the
A strong force of Rifflans has cut
the highroad at Ain Aisha and is
maintaining a steady rifle Are against
that post.
Bandit Guilty of Murder.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 18 UP).
—Tyrus Clark, charged with murder
in connection with the robbery, July'
10 of the Bank of Sulphur Springs
and the fatal wounding of Lou M.
Stout, president, yesterday was found
guilty of first degree murder.
The verdict, under State law, au
tomatically- carries the death penalty.
“The Wrath to Come”
Begins in
Today’s Star
One of the best mystery stories
ever written by this master of
fiction-—a thrilling yarn from the
first word to the last—and you
rannot afford to miss a single
“Make Hay W hile
Sun Shines ” Is All
Hot Air , Test Shores
By the Associated Press.
MADISON. Wis.. July 18.—“ Make
hay while the sun shines” was gotrtl
.idvlce when grandfather risked his
life on a high-wheeled bicycle, but 1
today it is, in a mannec of speak
ing. hot air.
Experimental engineers of the
department of agriculture. Uni
versity of Wisconsin, reported to
day on a new method in haymak
ing recently demonstrated at Ken
esee Depot experimental farms.
By means of a high-pressure hot
air fan. new-mown hay was ready
for baling eight hours after raking.
Besides obviating the two or three
weeks of field drying, the artificial
process eliminates the risk of mois
ture damage and pests.
Twelve loads were handled on
the rack in one operation.
Several hundred farmers wit
nessed the demonstration this
Howard T. Greene, owner of
Brook Hill, the experiment farm,
plans to make this year’s hay- by
hot air, rain or shine.
Brother. Alleged Writer of
Wire That Won Stay.
Fails to Appear.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, July 18.—Russell Scott,
erstwhile Canadian financier, counting
the hours of the week of life given
him in the county Jail death- cell, has
been buoyed up in his of ulti
mately escaping the gallows by a de
velopment as strange as the message
which brought him a reprieve.
This was the finding of three new
purported witnesses, two here and one
in Detroit, declaring the murder of
Joseph Maurer, drug clerk, for which
Scott was condemned to die. was not
in a hold-up. but in a quarrel over
bootleg whisky, and that Robert Scott,
his brother, actually fired the shot.
The Chicagoans are women whose
names were not revealed by Scott’s at
torneys. The Detroiter is James M.
Ball, a telegraph operator, who said
he saw Maurer killed by- Robert.
Branded as Pure Fake.
Ball’s story was branded as a "pure
fake" by George E. Gorman, assistant
prosecutor, who procured Scott's con
viction. He also termed “a bit of
strategy” the telegram signed Robert
Scott, sent to Gov. Len Small from De
roit. in which responsibility for the
killing was assumed.
Receipt of this telegram caused
Gov. Small to grant Scott a reprieve
of one week six hours before the
i time set for his hanging.
| Ball told his story- in the office of
(Continued on Page 2, Column 8.)
| Suitor of Mildred Durke Said to
Have Confessed Throwing 1
Body in Woods.
By the Associated Press.
BUFFALO, N. Y„ July 18.—The po
lice said today- that Mike Kosnowski
of Buffalo has confessed that he shot
and killed Miss Mildred Durke of
Hornell, N. Y., y-esterday afternoon
and threw her body into the woods,
where it was found last night. Jeal
ousy- and rage at attentions paid other
men by the girl were said by the au
thorities to have caused the shooting.
Ti»_ >ody was identified by the chief
of police of Cheektowaga.
John F. L’rmanski and Kosnowski,
! both of Buffalo, were arrested today.
] One of them was said by the police to
| have paid the woman’s fine
! when she was arrested recently- as an
j inmate of the Verdun Inn. in Cheekto-
I waga, near here.
Miss Durke was fined SSO and was
sentenced to serve a six-month term
after her arrest, but the prison sen
tence was suspended on condition that
she return to her home. In Hornell.
The girl, whose bullet-riddled body
apparently was thrown into the woods,
lodging between two saplings, came
to Buffalo from Hornell three months
ago. She was known here aa Dorothy
La Mont.
U. S. Orders Inquiry Into
Wounding of H. G. Brether
ton at Aguascalientes.
American Vice Consul Harold G.
Bretherton, at Aguascalientes. Mexi
co. was shot in the back and slightly
wounded on the night of July 16.
The American Embassy at Mexico
has been instructed by the State
Department to take up the case with
the Mexican foreign office for an in
vestigation and punishment of the as
Advices on the shooting were for
warded by Consul Haven at Aguas
calientes. He said the cause was not
known, but that the shot was believed
to have been intended .for a person
other tahn the vice consul.
There have been no reports of any
anti-American feeling In recent weeks
In Aguascalients.
Bretherton was born in Canada, but
bin father was naturalized. He spent
liis early- life in Montana, where he
studied mining chemistry. He was ap
pointed to his present post in 1915.
Must Explain Alleged Attack on
Attorney After Losing Case
in Court.
Samuel L. Rakusin, narcotic agent
of the Bureau of Internal Revenue,
was cited today by Justice Bailey of
the District Supreme Court to show
cause Tuesday why he should not he
adjudged in contempt of court. The
court order followed the filing of a
complaint by Abner Slegal. a lawyer,
that had assaulted him on
the courthouse steps Thursday.
Siegal also swore out a warrant for
assauit against the Government agent
and the case is set for trial in Police
Court Tuesday also.
The alleged assault grew out of a
scathing denunciation of the narcotic
agent by Siegal while the lawyer was
defending William Henry Eva, who
was acquitted of a charge of violating
the Harrison narcotic law, before Jus
tice Bailey Wednesday. Siegal and
Rakusin met on the steps of the
courthouse Thursday morning, and.
after an exchange of words, Siegal
claims he was struck from behind by
Rakusin, the blow landing on his
neck, and was followed by another
blow to the jaw. Siegal made no at
tempt to return the blows. It was said.
The citation in contempt signed by-
Justice Bailey- reads: “Upon the con
sideration of the affidavit filed herein
by Abner Siegal on the 16th day of
July, 1925, It is by this court this 18th
day of July ordered that the above
named Samuel L. Rakusin show cause.
If any he has, on the 21st day of July,
1925, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of
that day or as soon thereafter as coun
sel may- be heard in Criminal Division
No. I of the Supreme Court of the Dis
trict of Columbia, why there should
not be passed in this cause an order
adjudging the said Samuel L. Rakusin
In contempt of this court, and he to be
dealt with accordingly. Provided. That
a copy of this rule be served upon the
said Samuel L. Rakusin on or before
the 20th day of July, 1925."
Milan Unearths Counterfeiters.
MILAN, Italy, TTuly 18 04 3 ).—Police
have discovered a large counterfeiting
plant in the printing house of Ernesto
and Giacomo Piemontese. Several
million lire of false bank notes were
Wife’s 14 Points for Marital Peace
Strike Husband as Too Victorious
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. July 18.—Fourteen
points for the adjustment of mari
tal difficulties were introduced in
court In a letter from Mrs. %Vir
ginia M. Whitney to Arthur Whit
ney, from whom she is asking sepa
ration. Mr. Whitney is a former
Army aviator and stunt flyer at
Kelly Field, San Antonio, Tex.
Among the 14 points which were
the basis of an offer of reconcilia
tion were stipulations that the
husband cease entertainment of
young ladles, that he support his
wife, that there be no Interference
from “in-laws,” that the home he
run on principles of love and gen
tleness, that the wife have access
to the husband’s bank account,
that neither shall try to rule the
“From Press to Home
Within the Hour"
The Star’s carrier system co\crs
every ciiy block and the regular edi
tion is delivered to Washington homes
as fast as the papers are printed.
Yesterday’s Circulation, 94,347
G4 5 ) Means Associated Press
Demands Consolidation of
Forces to Strip Officer
of Control.
Says He Would Like to Pay for
27-Page Pamphlet Attack
ing Him.
Blanton's Program
Hits Taxicabs and
“ Reachless “ Basin
Here are the thing?. Represent
ative Blanton says he will tight
for In Washington:
Consolidation of eight existing
police systems in the Capital, re
sponsible now to different heads
and controlled by different regu
To break up exclusive monopo
lies to taxicab companies to
maintain stands at Washington
Monument, Hains Point, the
Terminal station, at the princi
pal hotels and “in the people’s
streets," which cause taxi fares
to be “higher in Washington
than in any other comparable
city in the United States.”
Against issuance of retroactive
orders eating up unexpended
balances of appropriations just
before the fiscal year ends.
Legislation that will pay In
spector Headley of the Metropol
itan force his inspector's pay,
both now and in retirement.
To force the (ioverninent out
of private business.
To retain the white bathing
beach where it is and to build an
adequate and commensurate
colored bathing beach some
where else.
Continued opposition to the
plan for hydroelectric develop
ment at (treat Falls.
The conviction that there should be
a consolidation of police systems in
I the National Capital is expressed by
| Representative Thomas L. Blanton.
! Democrat, of Texas in his reply to
! Lieut. Col. Clarence O. Sherrill, super
j intendent of public buildings and
, grounds, whom he charges with main
j taining a czarist control over one
seventh of the District of Columbia,
i And he also promises "a man's tight
j in the next Congress” on other im
! portant legislative matters.
| In a 27-page pamphlet, which the
j Government Printing Office refused to
j print and which was done in a non
. union shop at a cost to Mr. Blanton
i of? 260. the Texas Representative, who
| says that “if the Democrats were now
s in power I would be chairman of the
! District committee,” makes his reply
to a letter in which Col. Sherrill, in
effect, told Air. Blanton that his
activities tended to lower the morale
of the park police by his interference.
Representative Blanton picks up the
gauge of battle hurled at him by Col.
I Sherrill, saying: “You and 1 are
1 friends, personally, but we have
crossed swords on what I consider
governmental waste, and bad govern
mental policy. And I fully realize that
1 have crossed swords with one of
the most powerful and influential
men in the Nation."
Col. Sherrill's reply to the Blanton
attack was made public today. It
follows in full:
"I have carefully read Mr. Blanton’s
letter to me of this date, and while it
i may be assumed that his efforts to
j secure governmental efficiency are
; praiseworthy and that his investiga
\ tions are entirely without personal
! feeling, I regret to find that in the
: matters discussed in his letter he has
j obviously been imposed upon by a
mass of false rumors, which have
naturally led him to accept as facts
statements which are in reality in
most cases entirely without founda
tion of fact.
Appreciated “the Ad.”
“The statements In Air. Blanton’s
letter, so far as they are based on his
personal knowledge or on an examina
tion of official records, are so highly
commendatory to thp office of public
buildings and public parks and to my
’ self personally, that I could almost
wish that I could afford to pay for the
: publication in full of his letter at
j usual advertising rates.
“It is regretted that at no time has
i Mr. Blanton requested the official rec
! ords or actual facts concerning the
unconfirmed rumors and false state
ments of disgruntled ex-employes of
this office accepted by him at face
value. With full information in his
possession, I feel sure that Mr. Blan
ton’s sense of fairness would never
have allowed him to write and publish
his letter.
“In order to avoid a personal con
troversy with a member of Congress,
I consider it expedient that no cate
gorical answer be made to his numer
ous charges, preferring to leave the
issue to the sense of justice of the
public who know the record of this
office and an investigation by an im
partial committee in case Congress
should see fft to designate one to in
vestigate these matters.”
Mr.- Blanton’s reply Is largely in the
nature of an expose of exclusive privi
leges and protection granted on Gov
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other, that each may have one
night a week out and that both
stop all discussion of "past un
A letter from the husband in re
ply to the 14 points epistle was in
troduced in which Mr. Whitney
Wrote that his wife’s letter “read
for all the world like the terms of
a victorious general to a foe. whom
he has forced to an unconditional
“I am willing to meet you half
way,” the husband wrote, ‘‘but I
am not going to sign on any
dotted line.”
Decision was reserved in Mrs.
Whitney's appeal for $75 a week
alimony and SI,OOO counsel fee
pending trial of her suit for sepa*
Seriousness of Wage Fight of
Miners and Operators
Moves President.
Program of Chief Executive In
cludes Intervention if It Is
staft Correspondent of The Star.
SWAMPSCOTT. Alass., July 18.—
President Coolidge is more concerned
about the deadlock between anthra
cite coal operators and miners in the
Atlantic City wage negotiations than
heretofore has been admitted. Inti
mates of the President today admit
ted that reports brought to White
t ourt yesterday by James J. Davis.
Secretary of Labor, were not exactly
It also is intimated bv sortie those
close to the President tha? In hiR
consideration of methods of Interven
tion that, might be applied by the
Government to bring about a settle
ment, that lie is giving some tlmu:a>
to summoning leaders from each side
of the coal controversy to White
Court. It is known that the Pres!
dent is eager to have the operators
and miners impressed with the neces
sity, from the public viewpoint, of
composing their differences. In other
words, the President Is represented
.‘S being of a mind to take a hand
himself in advance of a strike or sus
pension of negotiations.
Holds Threat Over Leaders.
If he does not summon these leaders
to W hite Court to remind them of the
possibilities in the event of a strike,
he will fall hack upon the use of a
letter for the same purpose, which will
not only be sent to the parties in
question, but may possibly be made
President Coolidge is now exerting
his influence through Labor Depart
ment mediators, but it is understood
that Secretary Davis informed the
President during his conference yes
terday that strong methods would he
necessary eventually if the disputing
1 parties are to he brought to an under
, standing.
It the President has the leaders
! corne to him at White Court or in the
event he sends one of those unmis
| takably plain letters of his, it is
I thought by those who know him well
I that Mr. Coolidge will tell the miners
| and operators that the Government
! has mapped out a program which it
i intends to follow in the event of a
| strike and that it will be of a drastic
[ nature, that he proposes to use all his
* powers to prevent suffering and hard
-1 ships.
In the past operators and miners
i both have complained because wage
settlements were made under govern
mental pressure. The same thing
i may be true this year, it is pointed
! out. unless both sides agree without
[ governmental intervention.
No Official Authority.
It is admitted, of course, that of
, ffciallv the Government has no au
| thority, but it also is stated that each
' successive strike or emergency is
J bringing nearer the time when Con
; gress will be compelled to act. An
! other strike now. it also is urged, in
all probability, would cause adoption
of the recommendation of the coal
commission to give the Government
authority to take over and operate the
mines, in the event of an emergency.
Peter A. Jay, I’nited States Am
bassador to Argentiu, saw the Pres
ident this morning. reporting on
i South American diplomatic affairs.
He refused to comment publicly.
! hovewer, on his talk with Mr. Cool
i idge. Another diplomat soon expect
j ed to call on the President is Wii
: liam Phillips, former Undersecretary
j of State and now American Anibassa
| dor to Belgium, who will spend tl*s
Summer at Beverly, Mass.
1 Cochran, president of the New Yon;
i Chamber of Commerce, and C.
I Stone of Stone & Webster, who
I operate utility enterprises, were
' callers at White Court this morning.
The President's personal secretary.
IE. T. Clark, now has arrived at
i Swampscott, indicating that as the
vacation period progresses the J’res-
I idem intends to undertake more and
j more work of a public nature. The
I President's week end plans have not
I been announced, though on account of
; the ideal weather he may decide to
take a trip on the Mayflower. His
recreation for next week also is un
determined, but a visit to Plymouth,
Alass., to see the landing place of
the Pilgrims, is under contemplation.
Enjoyed Journey.
President Coolidge said he felt fine
following his long motor ride to and
from Camp Devens, where he review
ed the 26th Division of the Massachu
setts National Guard. There was no
mistaking the fact that the President’s
enjoyment of the interestli .* Journey
was genuine.
From beginning to end there has not
been so colorful a day for the Presi
dent since coming to the North shore
It was not merely the spirited review
of the 26th Division of Massachusetts
citizen soldiers, but the ride to and
from Camp Devens abounded in lit
tle Incidents.
Everywhere it was noticeable that
the people were happy to catch a
! glimpse of the President, and many
| times along the way the latter waved
i or lifted his hat in response to the
respectful greetings extended him.
Besides the cordiality and reverence
shown him by the populace, he was
j happy in the knowledge of riding over
! historic ground. The route he took
! from Swampscott to Camp Devens led
j him for i>iu-t of the way over the
; scenes of Paul Revere’s famous ride,
j He also passed on the way home the
! battle grounds of and Con
cord. where the first shots of the Rev
olution were fired.
What was probably the most impres
sive feature of the trip transpired
when the President ordered the cars
driven from Concord to the Old North
Bridge over the Concord River. Here
the presidential party alighted and
j walked across the bridge and looked
about this sacred spot where the co
lonial patriots made their first success
ful stand against the British. As the
party reached the middle of the bridge
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