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NICARAGUAN LOAN < HEARINGS SOUGHT Shipstead to Ask New Con sideration of Resolution ;. Demanding Probe. Headings on a Senate resolution de manding an investigation of loans made by American banka to Nicar agua and other Latin-Amerlcan re publics and the policy of the Govern ment affecting these loans, will he requested of the foreign relations ■ committee this week by Senator Hen rik'Shipstead of Minnesota. Evidence that certatn hanking houses in New York and Baltimore had caused much of the troubles lead ing to the present revolution in Nica ragua was said to be in the hands of j the foreign relations committee last | night. Senator Shipstead. however, had not seen this evidence, and de clared he believed it had grown out of his resolution of inquiry introduced last Spring. Wants Hearings Reopened. Hearings on the resolution were suspended after information had been obtained relative to the activities of American private banking interests in Latin American republics. Senator Shipstead said. He will ask the com mittee at its next meeting to re open the hearings. A number of persons, including Prof. Albert H. Putney of American University, who charges that the State Department is working in cooperation with the money powers, have asked to be heard, Senator Shipstead said. The Shipstead resolution calls upon the foreign relatfons committee to investigate loans to Central and South American countries and find out to what extent the armed forces of the J United States have been used to col lect interest due and to interfere with 1 the sovereignties of certain republics. : Aimed at Other Countries. < "My resolution was aimed primarily ] at conditions in Honduras and Haiti at that time,'’ Shipstead said last , night. 1 "There was some evidence of inter- 1 ference in Nicaragua, but not much." ( Senator Shipstead made it clear that be assumed no responsibility for charges affecting Nicaragua, said to have been filed with the foreign re latione committee "I know nothing personaJly about these charges." he ! said, "and am asking for a hearing ! on my resolution merely so there may. ' be an open forum at which any charges may be filed and heard." NICARAGUA FEARS FAMINE. Central Portion May Be Cut Off by Troop Movements. By the Associated Press. , MANAGUA, Nicaragua, January I.—Continued gathering of libera] forces and the threat of fighting in the Chianandega region in north west Nicaragua are leading to fear the food supply of the interior of the country. Reports g-ecelyed here say that large groups of liberal soldiers are gathering at Somotillo, Telica and f'<tn Pedro, to wait for arms from ihe gun runner, "Temporal,” which haa reached the gulf of Fonesca. The conservative government also declares that another gun runner is en route from Mexico. There la gngve danger that the railroad lipe will be cut as Boon is fighting breaks out at where it has been impending for some time. As the food supplies of the interior are scarce, because of Inability to harvest the*crops and as a result of ravages of locusts, it is feared that the population there will face famine and that Red doss aid will be needed. The conservative government is understood to need arms badly. Al though the conservatives have more troops than the liberals, they are completely outgunned. The Amer ican embargo on arms is still on. The government, it was learned, has been hard hit financially by the present civil warfare, because of the necessity of maintaining large forces of troops, and money which ordina* rilv would go for public improve ments Is now being used for the army. Dr. Juan Sacasa, president of the liberal government, is stllf at Puerto Cabezas, where American marines have established a neutral zlne. He is confident that his forces soon will control Nicaragua. SHOT HALTS PROBE IN HOUCK MYSTERY (Continued from JFtrst Pa g* > the club, the lieutenant added, and had stooped over to don his rubbers, when the small weapon, slipping pre sumably from a breast pocket of his coat, dropped to the floor and was exploded, the bullet plowing into his neck. H(pd Been Here. Clarke came to Washington when the case first developed, then accom panied by other relatives returned to Canton with the Houcks' 3-year-old son, Hugh, when several days' investi gation failed to develop any tangible clues. After every angle run out here had proved unavailing, it was decided by | Washington authorities once more to call on Clarke, who is in charge of the Bertillion department of the Can ton force. Lata last night Detective Ben Kuehling. who has been working on the Houck case since Its inception, received a long-distance call from Earl V. Waller, a brother of Mrs. Houck, In Canton, who ai*ised Kuehl !ng of Capt. Clarke's condition and added that he would come to the CapitaJ tomorrow or Tuesday to re main while the investigation pro grasses, in view of Clarke s inability to be here. Walter said that Clarke was paralyzed from the neck down. CLOGGED CIRCULATION CAUSED MAN TO FALL William Tucker in Critical Condi tion After Blood Clot Brought Collapse on Roof. Falling unconscious while repair ing a radio antenna on the roof of the apartment at 1903 Fifteenth street, yesterday afternoon. William Francis Tucker, 52 years'nld, of apart ment 333, the Portner, remained for an hour on the roof before he was found by George Ogden, a resident. When Dr. M. E. Ellerson of Emer gency Hospital responded to a call to the hospital, put in by Ogden, he found that no way had been devised for removing the unconscious man from the roof and notified the fire res cue squad, which carried Tucker down in the specially constructed stretcher used in such emergencies. Rxamlnation at the Emergency Ho* pital, according to physicians, indi rated that Tucker had suffered an at tack of embolism. Tucker was said io l>e In .a serious condition last night at th^Ahoepiya Archbishop Dies L RIGHT REV. I). .1, O’CONNELL, Who died at Richmond after long Illness. i BISHOP O’CONNIL DIES AT RICHMOND 1 Catholic Prelate Was 76 i Years Old and Native of Ireland. i Br th« Associated Press. . * RICHMOND. Va„ January 1.-- ] Archbishop Denis ,J. O'Connell, former Bishop of Richmond and titular arch- i bishop of the archdiocese of Marlama, 1 Syria, died here shortly after noon to- j day at the bishop* house. He would ] have been 76 on January 25. 1 Last rites were administered by the 1 Right Rev. Andrew ,T. Brennan, who , was recently installed as bishop of j the diocese to succeed Archbishop 1 O'Connell. The archbishop had been in failing health for srfme* time, his condition becoming so seriotis within the past, few months as to cause alarm. He • rallied, however, until the last attack; last Monday night. The funeral will be held here Wednesday. Archbishop Michael J. Curley of’Baltimore will say the mass and Bishop F. W. Howard of Covington, Ky„ will preach , the sermon. % i Unable to Attend Riles. 1 When Bishop Brennan was installed : here December 16 by Archbishop Curley, Archbishop O'Connell was so 1 weak he was unable to attend the ceremonies held at tha Sacred Heart 1 Cathedral, On that day many tributes ' were paid him. The archbishop was a profound scholar and theologian. He was one of the most prominent clergymen In Richmond. He spoke several lan guages. was a close student of litera ture and the arts, and was r member of the Virginia Art Commission. Archbishop O’Connell was born at Donough More, County Cork, Ireland, on January 25, 1849. .He was brought to America during his infancy by his parents, who settled in Columbia, S. C. He received his early training in pub lic and private schools. Later he at tended St. Charles College at Kllicott City, Md„ and St. Mary’s College at Baltimore. He completed his theological studies at the American College at Rome, where he was ordained May 26, 1877, and received the degree of doc tor of sacred theology. After his assignment at St. Peter's Cathedral in Richmond the young priest was made secretary to Cardinal Gibbons at the third plenary council at Baltimore in 1884. and was designat ed to carry the decrees of the plenary council to Rome. The same year he was mad* rector of the American College at Rome and in 1887 was chosen a domestic prelate, giving him the title of monsignor. Bishop O’Con nell resigned as rector of the American College at Rome and became vicar of Cardinal Gibbons for his titular church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome. Rector at University. Becoming rector of the Catholic University at Washington In 1903, Rev. Father O'Connell served in that office until his appointment as auxiliary bishop of the San Francisco diocese. He was consecrated titular bishop of Sehsste May 3. 1908, and assumed his duties on Christmas eve the same year. He was transferred to Richmond as successor to Bishop Augustine Van De V.fver January 19, 1912. He wrote a monograph on “Americanism.” which was published In 1897. He had served as president of the Catholic Education Association of America. ENGLISH MUSIC TASTE SCORED BY MARCHESI Veteran Singer Says Better Times Are Possible if Royalty Would Lead Way. By Preps. January 1. —A hint to the royal family that “If they took more 'interest in music, things in the | musical world in England would be better,” has been gifi?t£ Mme. Blanche Marchesi, veteran singer, w ho often performed before Queen Vic- * toria. "Society people are like monkeys,” Mme. Marchesi said, “and if the King showed a greater desire for music, every one would follow suit.” Even Sir Thomas Beefham had not dared to be quite so frank when he scored the English as being “not worthy of good music.” But Mme. Marchesi may, perhaps, be forgiven her outspokenness. She nursed the Prince of Wales on her lap when he was a tiny baby, and gave Princess Marv her bottle, when staying with the royal family at Ahergeldle Castle, Scotland. She recalls that Queen Victoria, had a wonderful contralto voire, and was a true lover of music. Busts of Famous Criminals Attracting Marked Attention in Museum at Brest By the Aesooiated Pre»*. FSREST, France, January I.—A real rogues’ gallery, with more than 200 plaster casts of the faces of criminals guillotined or imprisoned here a hundred years ago. is attract ing attention in the Museum of Natural History. One of these terrible heads is that of Coignard, known as the Count of St. Helene. Coignard was condemned in ISOI to 14 years in the galley ships for theft. Four years afterward he escaped to Spain. There he gained the confld ence of -the rentes Pe Sainte Helene family, killed all of them, stole thetr fortune and returned to France as the count. He won fame In Napoleon’s army, fought bravely at Waterloo and found THE SUNDAY btAH. WASHINGTON, D. 0., JANUARY 2, 1927-PABT 1. ONE CRASH VICTIM STILL UNCONSCIOUS Allison Crump; of Auto Party on Which Youth Died, Is in Critical Condition. Little hope was held out last night hv officials at Garfield Hospital for the life of Allison Crump, 15-year old student at Powell Junior High School, who was Injured when the car in which he was riding, crashed into a stone post at the entrance to a park In Forest Glen, Maryland, about 1 a.m.. New Year day, killing instantly James Price, 17, of 3336 Seventeenh street, and injuring also Robert W. Trotter, 14 of 4407 Seventeenth street, his companions. The latter's condition was said at the hospital not to be serious. Young Crump has never regained consciousness since the accident. Trice, who was driving the car, was the son of Capt. R. B. Price, Fnited Statea Marine Corps, sta tioned at Guam. He attended Pevltt Prep school and planned to go to Annapolis, according to his mother, who explained yesterday she had been living in Washington so that her son might finish his schooling. Mr. Culver’s Story. W. O. Culver of Forest Glen, who said he was the first to reach the scpjp, of the collision, told hos pital officials that a bus driver awakened him. telling him that there was an accident, and that when he reached the wrecked car. Price s body was wedged between the auto and' the wall, while the two other boys were leaning on him. All seemed to be dead. After trying for a long time to get a doctor, he said, he finally reached Dr. C. TV. Mitch eU of Silver Spring, through the Baltimore and Ohio railroad oper fll j)r. Mitchell examined Trice and pronounced him dead. He then took the two other boys to the Garfield Hospital in his car. Price was taken to the Fumphrey tindertaking es tablishment at Rockville. Culver .said Trotter later told him the bovs were taking a ride after attending a New Year eve party on Kilbourne place. He said Trotter, a Central High School student, could not explain how Price happened to hit the post. , The car the boys ueed is owned by John *A. Sweeney of 1650 Newton street, who said it had been taken from Kilbourne place without his knowledge. Strikes Trolley Pole. Striking a trolley pole near Twenty* second street and Henning road north east during an attempt to pass an other machine on the road, an inclosed automobile owned by Col. Myron M. Parker, 1020 Vermont avenue, real estate operator, and operated by Marshall W. Pryor, Col. Parker's chauffeur, overturned on the street car tracks late yesterday. Pryor was arrested on a charge of reckless driving. Pleasant Pryor, colored, <8 years old, of 1803 Fourth street, father of the chauffeur, occupant of the auto mobile, sustained internal injuries and was taken in a passing car to Casu alty Hospital, where he was treated by Dr. Joseph D. Rogers. His condi tion was said not to be serious. The driver, obtained his release from the ninth precinct by depositing collateral for appearance In Traffic Court. $122 MORE DONATED FOR LEAPLEY FUND $1,628 Received Is s7l Short of Amount That Is deeded for Home. Four contributions yesterday after noon to the relief fund being collected hv The Star for Mrs, Lewis Leapley and her seven children, increased the total by $122 and placed the amount of cash received at $1,628.51. One of the four contributions was for SIOO and was made by “H. M. D.” The others were: “M. L. 5.,” $2; Minnie K Lvon, sls, and Miss A. E. Haven, $5. Yesterday's contributions, ho gener ously supported by “H, M. D.,” brought tho fund to within $71.49 of the amount Mr. Leapley owed on his family home when he was killed two days before Christmas while in the pursuance of hi* duties as a driver of one of the N. Auth Provision Com pany’s meat trucks. No definite deci sion to apply the fund collected to the house debt has been made, however. Additional contributions to the fund by employes of the Auth Pro vision Company were acknowledged Friday as being s4l. This figure was an error and should have appeared s6l. SCIENTISTS PREDICTING NEW PHONE MIRACLES Conversations All Over World, With Speaker's Image on Screen, Among Predictions. By the Associated Pres*. LONDON, January I—The oftmen tioned “call of the East" of fiction writers in future years is likely to be merely a prosaic telephone call such as Tokio 3548. Shanghai 5217, l or Singapore 1325, say English scien tists on the threshold of the new year. We will live in a world which has been only dreamed about as yet, when we are able to broadcast so that all the senses are catered for, declared Prof. A« M. Low, British radio scientist. Men will talk over the telephone from the far corners of the, earth with the image of the person at the other end of the wire on a silver screen before the speaker, he pre dicts. Scenes in foreign lands will be broadcast so that Americans may see and hear the pageantry of the royal opening of parliament In Lon don. Londoners will he able to see Japanese in kimonos crowding Glnxa, Tokio’s main street. favor with the royalists after Napol eon’s downfall. Fortune smiled upon* him until one day, heading a squadron of cavalry, he rode proudly Into the place Ven dome, Paris, to command at a mony.where an officer was to have his decorations torn from his uniform and be expelled from the army. \ “Coignard.” cried a voice from the crowd. The false count of St. Helene turned pale. "Coignard.” again came the cry and a man pushed his way through the crowd. “Pon't you know me or don’t, you want to know me?” h# demanded. It was a former convict who had known Coignard when he pulled a weary oar in the convict, ship. Coignard soon was back in prison where he died. fa SCENE OF CRASH WHICH COST LIFE OF YOUTH • ' H| •' S>< Sw * ■ * vjf • : V Above: Wreckage of oar In which James B. Price, 17 years old, drove to his death at Forest Glen yesterday morning. Two companions were injured in the accident. Below: Young Price in uniform of a cadet. SOVIET PUZZLED BY U. S. “CHANGE” Moscow Officials Insist They Were Led to Believe New Policy Was Near. By the Associated Pr**». MOSCOW, January I.—Soviet offi rials reiterated today that they possess farts pointing to a definite change in policy on the part of the United States in its relations with Soviet Russia last Summer, which they believed at the time would result in ultimate recogni tion of Russia by the United States, These officials declined to dwell on the denial of the American State De partment that a basis existed for the report that Russia had been approach ed by American officials on the subject of recognition. They expressed sur prise at the State Department's refer ences to anti-American propaganda by Russia, and invited evidence as to when, where and how the Soviet con ducted such propaganda. ."Neither in the United States, Mexico, nor elsewhere,” one official stated, “have, we carried on anti- American agitation in any form." He, together with the other officials, affirmed Russia’s eagerness to meet the American recognition terms. The statement that during the Sum mer “tangible and palpable” ap- r roaches were made to Russia by the nited States, respecting recognition was made by an important govern ment official in Moscow Thursday. He did not disclose, however, whether these approaches were made in Wash ington or elsewhere, nor by whom nor through what medium. "1 can only say,” he declared, “that the American Government definitely abandoned its intransigeant attitude towards us and guts ready to discuaa privately, if no officially, terms of recognition. Then suddenly something happened, and this will always he a mystery to us. The conversations terminated abruptly.” All this was flatly denied by the State Department, which announced that the American attitude regarding recognition remained unchanged. After reasserting the prerequisite* to recog nition laid down by the United States, the State Department declared: “Most serious is the continued propaganda to overthrow' the institu tions of this country. This Govern merit can enter into no negotiations until these efforts directed from Moscow are abandoned.” • COL. SMITH KEEPS SENATE GUESSING ABOUT HIS ARRIVAL (Continued from First Page.) of the Senate by March 4 and prevent a special session. _ ... WhUe consideration of the Smith case may be delayed, plans for the investigation of charges made against Senator Arthur R. Gould, Republican, of Maine, are to be threshed out without delay. The Senate privileges and elections committee is to meet Tuesday morning to inquire Into the charges against Senator Gould that a decade ago he and his associates in a railroad construction project in Canada had bribed a former premier of the Province of New Brunswick with $75,000 or SIOO,OOO. The matter w«s called to the at tention of the Senate formally by Senator Walsh of Montana, Democrat, on the opening day of the session with dramatic suddenness, while Sen ator Gould was standing at the Vice President's desk waiting to be sworn In Senator Gould has denied the charges of bribery, has declared that the money' paid to the then Premier Flemming was in a measure black mail, and that he himself opposed the payment of the money. Senator Gould and Senator M alsh will both appear before the committee. The Senator from Maine, who was elected at special election In Novem ber to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Fernald. will he rep resented by counsel, Fred \\ . Hinck |eV of Portland, Me., and Charles F. Daggett of Presque Isle. Senator Walsh is prepared to go ahead with a tranacript. of proceedings in a. court of New RrunswTck, after which a Canadian Judge made the charge of hrlherv against Senator Gould. It is understood that witnesses from Can ada. also will be on hand. • In the Senate Itself this week plans have been made to go ahead with the consideration of the Lausanne treaty betw'een the United States and Turkey. Senator Borah, chairman of the foreign relatione committee, haa given notice he will call tip this treaty tomorrow. He has said also that he will endeavor to have the treaty con sidered In open executive session of the Senate instead of behind closed doors. There will be strong opposi tion to ths ratification of the treaty from some quarters which hold that the United States waives too much In this treaty with Turkey. There is criticism, too, because it does not give sufficient protection to churches snd their property In Turkey. The Lausanne treaty haa been pending before the Senate for more than a year. Senator Borah hopes to have it disposed of now. Farm BUI Ready. The agricultural appropriation bill mill be reported from the committee pn appropriating 4 Jft tfr STUDENTS DIVIDE ON WAR AND LABOR Agree in Favoring Greater Freedom of Thought Upon American College Campus. By the Anenrlated PreM. MILWAUKEE, Wis.. January 1— Disclosing their individual opinions, delegates to • the National Student Conference today expressed their at titude on several current problems. They found themselves In agreement that equal opportunity for all races should he provided and that greater freedom of thought should prevail upon the American college campus,' but in their opinions on war, racial equality' and the economic sit uation. Receding partly from the policy not to adopt resolutions, the students de cided, after prolonged discussion, that the “findings” of a committee would be acted upon by the delegates, so that the Individual opinion might be learned. Participating in War. Consideration of four propositions on participating in future w r ars brought the rising vote of 327 men and women students that they would not support any war. The greatest sentiment of the convention supported the state ment that “I am ready to support some wars and not others.” A vote showed 740 holding this attitude. Ninety-five would support any war declared by the recognized authority of their country. A total of 356 was not ready to commit itself on the subject. Eight hundred students expressed belief that the present economic sys tem, based on production for profit rather than production for use. is “wrong.” Thirty-eight felt that while recognizing the present capital istic svstem has certain evils, the system as a whole Is in accordance with the principles of Jesus. Co-Operation Is Favored. "In order to transform the present wrong economio system we believe that all students should do all In their power to strengthen and improve the organized labor movement,” was the expression of 385 students. A group of 532 declared the pres ent economic system should be dis placed by a co-operative distribu tion system In which the workers themselves share In the control. Fiftv-seven approved of communism as more satisfactory than the present economic system. Sixty-seven were non-rommittal. Greater opportunity to learn the facts on modern problems ia asked by the delegates, who unanimously requested that the colleges be re quested to provide better opportunity for the students to learn the facts in regard to International relations, crises and cure of war, human fac tors in industry, problems of modern religion and the causes of discontent. In the same resolution the delegates requested that college authorities per mit speakers representing the minor ity on different subjects he permitted to speak on the campus. Several dele gates have told the conference that sneakers against compulsory military training and other subjects were barred from the campus. PresWrnt Coolijlge and Congress will he apprised of the sentiment of the conference. pected, and at the first opportunity will be taken up and passed. This is the »hird of the annual supply bills to reach the Senate from the House. In the House this week a battle royal may be precipitated over the naval appropriation bill. This measurs is due to be reported to the House to morrow. The trouble arises over the failure of the budget to include an item for beginning construction of three light cruisers authorized by the Congress in 1924 and upon which con struction must be begun by July 1. 1927, or the authorization fails. Presi dent Coolidge, in his budget message to Congrsss, said that no estimate was made for these cruisers because It was considered inadvisable at a time when the United States was seeking to cooperate In another naval limi tation conference. Later the Presi dent approved a plan to authorize ten new cruisers to take the place of the three authoribed, but for which appro priatlona were not now to ha made. The friends of the Navy in the House are up in arms over this mat ter. declaring they are glad to au thorize additional cruisers, but that what the Navy needs are ahlps in 1h« water and not on paper. Representa tive Fred Britten of Illinois, one of those who insists upon appropriations for the three cruisers already au thorized, ha* predicted an effort will he made to amend the Navy' bill so as to Include money for three cruisers. It Is no secret that members of the appropriations committee have taken the view of the" President tnd have not included in the Navy bill any pro vision for beginning construction of the three cruisers, or any of the ten new ones which it is now proposed to authorize. It is expected, there fore, that the bill will go to the House without such provision. Missionaries Are Warned. LONDON, January 1 (4»).—British missionaries, the Sunday Times says, have been advised by the British gov ernment to withdraw from the province of Kiangsi, China, owing to the disturbed conditions. The diffi culty of affording protection In the event of disorders Is pointsd out to migirt mart tat * U.S. AVIATORS END. FIFTH LEG DF HOP Pan-American Flyers Land In Salina Cruz During Terrific Gale. By the Associated Pres*. SALINA CRUZ, Mexico, January 1. —Making a perfect landing inside the breakwater of Salina Cruz, not withstanding a terrific gale from the North, the Pan-American fliers fin ished the fifth leg of their good will flight at 12:48 o’clock this afternoon. They made the 150-mile flight across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in 1 hour and 15 minutes. The five planes left Mlnatltlan, near Puerto Mexico, under perfect weather conditions, but on topping the low divide of the isthpius they found themselves In the midst of strong, winds, which made their pas sage hazardous. Salina Cruz, the day’s objective, was covered with clouds of dust, but the planes circled for only a moment and then landed on the water and taxied up the beach. The only In cident came when the plane San An tonio was stuck on a sand bar for 15 minutes. The fliers are in excellent health and the planes are functioning well. The personnel asked that New Year greetings be sent to the people of the United States. The planes are expected to take off for Guatemala Clty r , Guatemala, tomorrow morning. MAN LOSES TEMPER; TAILOR IS STABBED Aspiring* Artist Uses Scissors to Wound Mender of Overcoat, Who Expires After Deed. Spectßl Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK, January I.—Julius Luhetkln, a Jolly, red-cheeked young man whq.jf>n week days rose with the sun to paint landscapes before going to the shop where he painted signs, slept late today because it was New Year’s. It w'as past 10 o’clock when he left his furnished room In Brook lyn. This morning was beautiful; peo ple were strolling, and most of them wearing their best. Luhetkln decided he would look nicer if the frayed edges of. his overcoat were mended, so he went to the tailor shop of Abraham Damm. The tailor would have the coat ready at noon, he said. Lubetkin had a sandwich and coffee and then sauntered about. At 12:10 he went back. Passereby heard angry voices in the little shop over the price for the Job, then a scream, and someone ran to a police station across the street and told the lieutenant. Patrolman Seeman found Damm leaning against the counter, moaning of a wound In his side. Lubetkin stood nearby, holding a bloody pair of shears and murmuring: "I hope I didn’t hurt. him. I lost mjf temper." The tailor died 10 minutes later while they were lifting him into an ambulance. Luhetkln was placed In a cell for arraignment tomorrow morning In homicide court. - Colonial Shippers God-Fearing People, Bill of Lading Under 1757 Date Reveals B.r the Associated Pres*. _ NEW YORK, January I.—They were God fearing: citizens, those colo nial shippers-by-sea, If a time-yellowed “bill of lading," dated 1757, la typical of such .documents of that day. The bill, now owmed by Capt. Frank H. Claret of the Atlantic Transport Line, was found in the -historic Drake House at Mendham, N. J. It reads: "Shipped by the grace of God, In good order A well conditioned, by Adrian Raucher Junr, In and upon the good brigantine Pompy—whereof is master, under God, for this pres ent voygge. Richard Goodwin—and now ridtfcg at anchor In the harbour of New York, and by God’s grace bound for Kingston, In Jamaica, to say, thijrty twx> barrells of floe flour, TWO HURT IN BLAST. Bank Basement Damaged in San Francisco. BAN FRANCISCO. January 1 —-An explosion caused by sewer gas damaged the basement of the (’rock er First National Rank, at Mont gomery and Post streets, tonight, shattered the large plate-glass win dows In the hank and broke windows In several buildings In the neighbor hood. Two woman pedestrains were Injured by flying wrought Iron rods which were rooted from their sockets on the window sills. DIRIGIBLE HONORS PASSED TO EUROPE Aeronautics Advisers Hold America Has Slipped in Airoraft Work. The world leadership In the de sign and construction of rigid air ships has passed from the United States to Europe. This is the conclusion of the na tional advisory committee for aero nautics, an independent establish ment charged by Congfees with the supervision and direction of the scientific study of the problems of flight with a view to their practical solution, after watching develop ments in th# llghter-than-alr branch of flying during the past year. Although authority is given in the Navy five-year aircraft program act for the construction of two rigid airships of approximately 8.000.000 cubic foot volume each, at a total cost of not to exceed $8,000,000 for both, end also attthorlr.es the pur chase of an experimental metal clad airship of approximately 200,- 000 cubic foot volume, at a cost of not to exceed $300,000, Great Britain, Germany and Italy have made far ther advances, in the opinion of the comfnlttee. Great. Britain now has under con struction, after an extensive series of tests, two rigid airships, each hav ing a volume of not less than 5,000.- 000 cubic feet. One of the airships is built of members constructed of duralumin, which are very similar to those used in the Shenandoah and the Los Angeles. The structure of the other Is made of stainless steel. These two airships, practically sis ters, "will afford a very fine oppor tunity for the determination of the real merits of the two materials.” the committee holds. Tests Aided Designer*. The beginning of flnsl construc tion of these airships, the commit tee's information shows, was pre ceded by a very thoroughgoing series of pressure-distribution tests made on the old British airship R-33. Results so far made available from these tests Indicate that they gave very ueeful information to the de signers. Mooring masts having a structure of novel type have been erected at Ismailia, Egypt, as well as in Great Britain, while an airship shed has been built at Karachi, India. These masts have eight verti cal members in place of three, as in the case of the Lakehurst and Ford masts in this country. Reviewing the "progress In Ger many," the committee asserts the limitation of the size of airships which might be built in Germany having been removed, that conutry Is now engaged in the construction of a new rigid airship of about 3.500.000 cubic feet. This was origi nally proposed in connection with the flight to the North Pole and sub scriptions to the amount of about one-half the cost were obtained for that purpose. Its completion is now being urged to demonstrate the practicability *r>f transatlantic air ship traffic. The flight of the Norge ffom Rome across the North Pole to Alaska "was a triumph for the semi-rigid type of airship, which has been under de velopment for a number of years in Italy, *’ says the committee. "The technical excellence of this type of airship could be demonstrated In no more striking form," It adds. The committee understands that the Ital ian airship works is preparing to construct a semi-rigid airship of 63,- 000 cubic meters volumf, very nearly the size of the Shenandoah, which is to be ready in 1928. This airship Is Intended for flights to South America. Purchase Italian Ships. “In further testimony of the high opinion which Is held for the Italian semi-rigid airships," adds the com mittee, “It Is reported that Russia has purchased a semi-rigid airship of the same size as the Norge and that Japan has purchased two in succes sion. The second of these is to be erected very shortly." This committee firmly believes that the technical development of airships, which it holds "still lags behind that of airplanes," will not progress in rapid strides until airships are built In larger numbers and the corre spondingly Increased opportunities for the development of new ideas are available. Aside from the erection of prac tically standardized small non-rigid airships by the Army and Navy there has been no new airship construc tion begun In the United States in the past year. However, the lighter than-air study has continued with en thusiasm for the dual purpose of improving the existing airships and of providing improved materials and methods of construction for new air ships when they are begun. The corrosion of duralumin has been studied Intensively and satisfactory methods for Its protection are in sight. Satisfactory substitutes for the gold-beater’s skin fabric used In earlier airships likewise have been developed and are now being used In the construction of gas cells. Methods for the design of new girders of the Zeppelin type are being derived from tests of these girders, and methods for analyzing the distribu tion of loads In the structure of rigid airships have been brought to better form, the committee finds. conaigned Mr. David Beveridge for his own proper acct., and risque. “Being: marked and numbered a* in the margin, and are to be delivered in the like food order and well conditioned, at the aforesaid port of Kingston In Jamaica (the dancer of the seas only excepted) unto said Mr. David Beveridge or hie assigns, he or they paying freight for said goods nine pounds the tonn, with primage and averftge accustomed. In witness whereof, the master or purser of the said brigantine hath affirmed to three bills of lading, alt of this tencr and date; the one of which three being accomplished. The o|her two to stand void. And so God send 'he good brigantine to her desired port in safety, Amen. Dated at New York the 2let day of November, 178 T. “(Signed). Me’rd Goodwin." WHITE HOUSE RACE IS HINTED RY SMITH New York Gtovemor, In In augural, Indicates Hell Seek Nomination. Bv- the AMorlated Pres*. ALBANY, N. Y., January I.—Oor. Alfred E. Smith, In his Inaugural ad dresa hera today, indicated that he was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination In 1128. "I have no Idea of what tha fu ture has In store for me," he said. "Everybody else In the United States has some notion of tills except myself. No man would stand before an as semblage like this and say he was not receptive to the highest office in the gift of the people. But I will say that I will do nothing t* seek It except to give to the people of this State the kind and character of service that will make me deserve It If I ever get It.” This, the only reference the gov ernor made to his political future, was greeted with thunderous applause, not only In the Assembly chamber, where the formal ceremonial took place, but also in the Senate chamber and lobby on the other side of the State Capitol, which were crowded with hundrsds of ticket holders unable to gain entrance to the ceremony itself. Telephone amplifiers carried to tha upper House and lobby the audible portions of the exercises. The governor’s address, which re quired about t*»n minutes in delivery, was devoted almost entirely to a re view of the growth of the business of the State government, its expanding activities, increasing budget, and to the need of co operation between the executive and legislative branches of government. He pleaded for the co operation of the Republican Legislature In solving the controversial problems of state craft, and promised hearty co operation on his own part. Mrs. Florence E. S. Knapp, Sec retary of State, was in charge of tha ceremonies and administered the oath of office. FEDERATION BANS ANY BOND ISSUE AT PRESENT TIME (Continued from First P*ge.) you go’ is for the best Interest of the municipality; and "Whereas, as the chosen and authorized delegates of upward of forty thousand taxpayers, we have a duty to perform which can neither be delayed nor sidestepped by parliamen tary technicalities, if we would serve our people Justly and beneficially: Therefore be it "Resolved. That the Federation of Citizens’ Associations, In regular meeting assembled, on this Ist day of January. 1927, does hereby suspend any and all rules In conflict herewith, and places itself squarely on record as opposed to the floating of bond issues for any purpose at this time, and instructs its proper officers to make known this decision to thos* officials having to do with tha adoption or approval of any such action, and to use any other legiti mate means at their command to pre vent the further burdening of our tax payers with coats for the carrying out of projects of & national scope at local expense." Relationship Passed Over. While Mr. Ashford in the early part of the meeting attempted to open the question of the relation be tween the Citizens’ Advistory Council and the Federation, the subject wa* passed over and not taken up later due to the length of the meeting, which lasted for three hours. Mr. Ashford said that it was his conten tion that the Advisory Council is responsible to the federation, and that' if it is not, its actions do not represent public, opinion. President James G. who presided, in dicated that Mr. Ashford s arguments would better be presented when tha federation takes up a resolution of one of the citizens’ associations recommending abolition of the Ad visory Council. After hearing a report by Hugh M. Frampton, chairman of a special com mittee, the federation voted to hold its annual “get-together" meeting during the week of February .7. Tick ets would be sold at not more than $2.50 and ofTered to delegates and I officers. Considerable time was spent in dis cussing the adverse report brought by Mr. Havenner, chairman of the com mittee on highways and parks, con cerning the petition of the Cathedral Heights Citizens' Association that the name of Klingle street In Wesley Heights be changed to Klingle road. Would Bring Confusion. Mr. Havenner explained that the committee could not Indorse the re quest because Klingle road, which has a history of several decades, Is far removed from Klingle street and would result In confusion to the public. Mr. F*rompton and George R. Wale* both appealed to the body to back up their association, but the federation voted to stand by the committee and turn down the request for rupport. A. H. Gregory, treasurer, made a report showing that the federation has $158.68 in the treasury. He ap pealed to all delegatee to be prompt In paving their 1927 due*. Mr. Lewis of tho Brookland Citi zens' Association and one of the many who highly praised the administration of Engineer Commissioner Bell, said that, speaking from 36 years’ experi ence, he could say Col. Bell was the only Engineer Commissioner who bad taken more than a perfunctory inter est in the District. The federation will meet again cm January’ 15. PRACTICAL JOKE CUTS PREMIER’S SLEEP SHORT Poinoare, Brian! and Prefeet of Police Aroused bp "Ad” Scheme es Watch Firm. Bv the A»*oelated Press. PARIS, January I.—Premier Poin cAre and two of his ministers—Brland and Morain—lost some sleep recently as the victims of a practical joker. A watch making company con ducted quite an extensive publicity campaign, promising to awaken peo ple dally for a week by telephoning them at whatever hour they wished. Some one called up and gave the telephone numbers of the homes es the prime minister, Foreign Minister Briand and Prefect of Police Morals, setting a very early hour for each. M. Poincare, who has recently b* corns h monos very few words, sim ply hung up the receiver when his slumber was disturbed. M. Briard used rot a It tie of bit Mor.tmartrols vocabulary. As for M. Morain, he sent n pair of police inspectors to the watchmakers’ offices to present some’hlng besides hi* compliments. The company has since changed Its advertising methods.