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VT_ OA OOr: Entered as second class matter iAO. o\Jy+j4tJ. post office, Washington, I). C. NORTHERN CHINESE MASS TROOPS TOR ATTACK ON HANKOW * Koo Sends Peking Govern ment Protest to British Over , Dispatching of Forces. WU AND CHANG REUNITE TO WAR ON CANTONESE Chamberlain's Speeeh of Concili ation Is Praised —Communists Are Active With Soldiers. By the Associated Press. PEKING. January 31.—The latest moves of the northern war lords in dicate that military' operations on a large scale soon will be directed, by them against the Cantonese armies, with Hankow as the objective. In preparation for the campaign against the stronghold of the Can tonese in central China, large forces of Manchurians have been moved from Chihli Province into Honan Province. They were welcomed by Marshal Wu Pei-fu, who hitherto had opposed their coming into his terri tory. I To Attack Hankow. Wu telegraphed Marshal Chang Tso- Un, head of the northern alliance of war lords, asserting that he had put down the insubordination in his ranks and was ready to attack Hankow in the effort to regain the city from which he was ousted by the Cantonese last August when they took over most I of his domain in central China. Chang Tso-Lln sent his son, Gen. Chang Hsueh-Liang, to Cheng-Chow, In Honan Province, to co-operate with Wu Pei-Fu. This action was consid ered as recementing the alliance of Chang Tso-Lln, the Manchurian, and Wu Pei-Fu, central China war lord, which was believed dissolved when Wu’s forces were defeated and driven northward from the Yangtse River by the invading Cantonese. Large-Scale War. Dispatches from Hantung Province Indicate extensive recruiting for the forces of Gen. Chang Tsung-Chang. Its military governor, and member o. the Northern alliance. The prepara , tions in Shantung give evidence of plans for war upon a large scale. Meanwhile, the Nationalists (Can tonese) are moving large contingents of troops to Hankow from lehang and other Yangtse River points to meet the foe rolling down upon them from the north. Koo Dispatches Protest. V. K. Wellington Koo. foreign min ister of the Northern government, to day addressed a note to the British legation here protesting against the dispatching of British forces to Shang hai and asked that it be transmitted to London in the hope that the British government would “give necessary in • structions for the immediate with drawal of troops dispatched to China no nothing untoward may happen to mar tho friendly relations of the two nations." , The foreign minister’s note declared that the “dispatch of additional naval and miUtary forces to China is con trary to the spirit of the League of . Nations’ covenant. f “It cannot be over-emphasized that the national spirit of the Chinese peo ple has been developed, and the mili tary movement on the part of the Brit ish government is liable to lead to serious misunderstandings.’’ Caa Protect Shanghai. Dr. Koo further declared that if the object of the expedition was merely to protect the Shanghai international settlement, such is unnecessary, main taining that the Chinese authorities ■re capable of doing that, while “the I f presence of a large number of foreign! troops in this area might lead to un foreseen complications, for which the Chinese government could not be held responsible.” The note expressed surprise that Great Britain had decided to send to China “a large number of regular troopß. warships, submarines and air planes,” which “cannot but be deemed the most extraordinary action.” It declared that the expedition also was contrary to a resolution adopted by the Washington conference in which the powers agreed to respect China’s sovereignty and withdraw all * troops stationed in China not in con formity with the provisions of exist ing treaties. COMMUNISTS ARE ACTIVE. Try to Spread Disaffection Among Troops in Britain. IiONDON, January 31 UP).—At tempts to arouse British soldiers against going to China in readiness for possible trouble there are being made by the young Communist Leaguers. Before the departure of the detach ments of troops on Saturday, the league spread leaflets and in some | cases made personal appeals. The I soldiers marching to their trains paid ' no attention. 1 The police quickly dispersed the ‘ league members. Similar efforts were made to induce dock workers to pre vent troop ships from departing; they likewise failed. Not Labor Link. Although very active, the league is a small body and is not recognized by the official laborites, who also have been bitterly opposed to the prepara tions to meet contingencies in China. Sir Austen Chamberlain’s announce- i inent that Great Britain was prepared for a change on all points desired by ; China so as to meet that country I “more than half way” has come in I for a rare amount of indorsement. ! Tho foreign secretary spoke at ■ Birmingham Saturday night, giving j the public the first definite outline of proposals which had been presented to th® Cantonese foreign minister at Hankow' and to the northern govern ment at Peking. British Are Witling. He revealed that the British were ready to replace the present anti quated system in China by one more # in accord with present conditions, to recognize Chinese law courts as within their rights in trying cases brought by British complainants, to agree to Chinese taxation for Britishers, and to approach the concessions problem according to local circumstances. from first to last he emphasized tire ~ (Continued on Page 4. Column 4.) WEATHER. (V. S. Weather Bureau Forecast.) Fair tonight and tomorrow; colder tonight; lowest temperature about 30 degrees. Temperature—Highest, 56. at 8:30 p.m. yesterday; lowest, 40, at 8 a.m. today. Full report on page 3. ACH TAKES STAND AND ACCUSES FOUR AS SLAYERS OF BUSCH Eagles, McCabe, Moreno and Proctor Iden tified by Wounded Policeman—Battle Dramatically Described. The story of the Petworth gun bat tle in the early morning hours of September 26, in which Policeman Leo W. K. Busch was shot to death and Policeman Frank L. Ach was serious ly wounded, was laid before Justice William Ilitz and a jury in Criminal Division No. 2 today by Ach, the Government’s star witness, who dra matically declared that Nicholas Lee Eagles, Samuel Moreno, John Proctor and John F. McCabe, charged with the killing of Busch, fired at him and Busch when they endeavored to ar rest the four men. Ach, who has just recovered from a severe attack of grip, which de layed his appearance on the stand sev eral days, gave his testimony under a storm of objections from the defense at the nature of his responses to questions, and this caused him at one point to shout. "I cannot go on with this case. This objection stuff —you can’t tell it that way.” Identifies All Four. Before Ach launched into his story he stepped from the chair, slapped the shoulders of McCabe, Proctor, Eagles and Moreno as the four men he and Busch saw grouped about a taxicab call box on Upshur street between Georgia avenue and Ninth street. These same four, he later testified, were (he ones who opened fire on him and Busch. Ach was only able to recall how Eagles and McCabe were dressed, be ing uncertain as to the clothing worn by the other two. He recalled that one wore a dark slicker and the other wore a blue suit. This caused him to refer to “the man in the blue suit ’ and “the man in a dark slicker,” while he mentioned McCabe and Eagles by name. After relating the details that led up to the point where shots were REDS DEMAND CURB ON U. S. ‘AMBITIONS’ Unity of World’s Proletariat Urged to Save Latin Amer ica From “Enslavement.” B.v the Associated Press. MOSCOW. January 31.—-An appeal to the proletariat cf the world lb helj) the Latin Americans save themselves from "enslavement” through the "im perialistic ambitions” of the United States is made in a proclamation by the Third, or* Communist, Interna tional with headquarters in Moscow. Addressed to “the workers and peasants of the oppressed nations of the w’orld,” the proclamation accuses the United States of designs to “trans form Latin America into an American colony.” It charges that the United States, by means of military threats, is trying to gain control of Mexico’s valuable oil fields for American capitalists and that it is seeking domination in Panama and Peru. World Asked to Aid. “Since its foundation,” the mani festo states, “the Third International has proclaimed the necessity of war against the insolent and mightiest capitalist regime and imperialism of the United States. Every fight of an oppressed nation against imperialistic power will find its support. The Third International invites all anti-imperial istic forces to support the people of Nicaragua in their struggle against the base designs of American im perialism. “The American Secretary of State, finding no better excuse for sending battleships to Nicaragua, borrowed a pitiful maneuver from the Fascist bandits of Lithuania, Bulgaria and other countries and announced that it was the bolshevist danger that caused American intervention. Founded by Lenin. “The whole world Is laughing at Mr. Kellogg’s attempts to distract at tention from the real motive of Ameri can Intervention in Central America, namely, ratification of the American oil magnates and bankers exploiting and pillaging Central America.” The Third International was found ed by Lenin in 1919, since which time its chief officers have been men promi nently associated with the Soviet gov ernment, among them Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotzky, Leo Kameneff and Gregory Zinovieff. “American imperialism” was de nounced at a mass meeting in Mexi co City Sunday under the auspices of the chief labor organization, the Re. gional Confederation of Labor. Work men of the United States and other countries were exhorted "to stand united against United States capital ism in its imperialistic Latin Uneri can program.” SENATE JUDICIARY BODY, AGAIN OPPOSES TILSON Reports Adversely on Nomination for Federal District Judge ship in Georgia. By the Associated Press. For a second time within a year the Senate judiciary committee adversely j reported today to the Senate the noml | nation of William J. Tilson to be Fed i eral district judge for the middle dis j trict of Georgia. The division in the committee was not made public, but Chairman Nor ris said there was a “decided majority” against Tilson and that it was the consensus among both proponents and opponents that the nomination should l>e considered by the Senate in open session • Tilson, a brother of Representative Tilson of Connecticut, House Repub lican leader, was opposed by the two Georgia Democratic Senators. The opposition was based on grounds which included the claim that he was not a representative of the district. Tilson is now serving under a recess appointment. Radio program|— Page 36 W]c JEtojenitta Jlfat WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 1927 - FORTY-TWO PAPES. *_ fired, Ach declared, Everybody turn ed around and fired, and I mean Eagles. McCabe, the man in the blue suit and the man in the slicker.” After receiving a “look-out” from No. 10 police station at 4 o’clock, Ach testified that he and Busch came upon the four defendants grouped about a taxicab call box. McCabe wore a gray suit and hat and Eagles had on a white shirt, gray trousers and cap, Ach said. He could not say how Proctor and Moreno were dressed other than referred to the slicker and blue suit. Black Slicker Produced. Assistant United States Attorney John J. O’Leary, who conducted the direct examination, produced a black slicker which a previous Government witness had testified was stolen from him a few hours before by several men, including Eagles, who was at that time Identified in court. Ach said the slicker was similar in ap pearance to that worn by one of the defendants. Then he identified a light gray cap sls also being worn by one of the two men. Approaching the men, Ach testified that he said to them; “What are you fellows doing out this time of the morning,” and they replied together that they "were on their way home from Baltimore, their car had broken down and they were trying to get a taxi." "I said, ‘Where is this car?’ ” the witness testified. "McCabe spoke up and told me that the car was up the street, and all pointed up Upshur street to the first police box,” related Ach. The two officers and four men then walked up the street in the following order, as described by Ach: Eagles next to the curb, with the man in the raincoat to his left; Busch followed a few steps behind, but In the gutter; the "blue suit*’ man was behind Ea (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) clous PREPARED TO RETURN TO WIFE Helen Has Forgiven All, Says Rumanian Savant, and Prince Is Reconciled. - - - i -* - By the Aeaoeirted Prenn. PARIS, January 31.—-Former Crown Prince Carol of Rumania, his affair with Magda Lupescu over, is ready to return to his wife, Princess Helen* and their son, Prince Michael, the heir apparent. This assertion was made today by Prof. Nicolas Jorga, Rumanian savant and political figure, former tutor and close friend of the errant prince.. At Carol’s home in Neuilly, however, the usual secrecy was maintained. Asked regarding a report that Carol was preparing to proceed to Rapallo, Italy, where Princess Helen recently went with her son, Prof. Jorga said; "Helen has forgiven everything and Carol is reconciled to return to his wife and child. Carol’s return to live under the same roof with his lawful wife is an essential condition of my supporting him to ascend the throne of his father.” HELEN LEAVES SATURDAY. Expects to Return to Rumania by Way of Milan. Ita, y* January' 31 UP>- —Princess Helen of Rumania, wife of ex-Crown Prince Carol, expects to leave for Rumania Saturday. She has been at Rapallo with her young son, Prince Michael, the Rumanian heir apparent. Michael, It is understood, will stay for a time at Rapallo for his health. Helen, it is stated, will return to Rumania byway of Milan, and noth ing is known regarding the possibilitv of her meeting Carol at Rapallo. She and her son have been the guests of her mother, the former Queen Sophia of Greece. HAGUE COURT RULES AGAINST GERMANY Tribunal Decides Dawes Fund Is Not for Confiscated Prop erty Payments. By Radio to the Star and Chicago Daily News. Copyright. 1927. BERLIN, January 31.—The German government's attempt to Include dam ages for Germans abroad whose prop erty was confiscated by the allies withlH the Dawes payments has failed as it was believed here in neutrai circles it must fall. The Hague Arbitration Court de cided the exclusive purposes of the Dawes payments were specified within the Dawes plan and therefore the idea that the German payments could be used even partially to compensate Germans was excluded. The court decision destroys one of the dearest of German illusions, name ly, that the Dawes plan could, in some wise, recover a portion of their confiscated wealth. The claims of German citizens abroad against the German government amount to more than two billion dollars. The Reichstag has Indemnified shipping companies fairly w-ell, but has paid other owners little more than £ per cent, refusing further decision until the present ar bitration case was decided. Now the Rich, which already is loading the national budget with a number of non-urgent expenditures, will have to decide just w'hat further outlay it can undertake. Damaged Germans doubtless will re. reive compensation in some form, but the chances of their obtaining it within a short time are slight. Gov. Gen. Wood Leaves Hospital. MANILA, P. 1., January 31 UP). — Gov. Gen. Leonard Wood was report ed today as greatly improved from his recent operation for hernia. He wax removed today from the hospital to his residence, Falaoo, 14 EREEBACHER EUR COATS FOUND; MAN HELD IN NEW YORK District Detectives Go to Gotham to Get Suspect in Robbery. POLICE HOPE ARREST MAY SOLVE OTHER CASES Have Held to Theory Series of Thefts at Women’s Shops Work of Gang. Clearing up of the Erlebacher rob bery, involving $20,000, and possibly the other wholesale thefts of wearing apparel at exclusive Washington shops, loomed today with the arrest in New York City of Ulric Browne, 28 years old. Browne, according to the New York police, was caught with 14 fur coats marked "Erlebacher, Washington.” , Immediately after Browne's arrest the Washington police were advised and Detectives Patrick O’Brien and Clement P. Cox arrived there this morning with a warrant. Seized Yesterday Morning. Browne, when arrested, gave his ad dress as 219 West 144th street. New York. He was captured Sunday morning and held on a charge of burglary for the local authorities. It is expected that the Washington detectives will bring Browne back to the city, together with the coats. The Erlebacher robbery which oc curred last Wednesday was cleverly planned and clearly indicated that there were a number of burglars in volved. At the time it was estimated that more than $20,000 w'ortli of furs, evening gowns, wraps and other items of women’s apparel were taken. Police Are Hopeful. It is noted that 25 fur and pony skin coats w'ere listed as stolen last Wednesday, it being believed that the 14 recovered in New York City were among this lot. The Erlebacher burglary followed closely on the robbery of practically the same proportions at Rizik’s and climaxed a number of thefts at fash ionable Connecticut avenue stores. The police have held to the theory that the stores were the victims of an organized gang and with the arrest of Browne they exhibited confidence to day they would be able to obtain clues which would lead to a general round up of the robbers. SENSATIONAL RUM CASE UNDER WAY Seizure of Liquor-Laden Ship in Hudson Involves Jersey Officials. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, January 31.—Selec tion of a jury began today in Federal Court to try w'hat is expected to be the most sensational rum conspiracy case to date, involving among the defendants the mayor, the chief of police and two detectives of Edge water, N. J. The list of defendants, 19 in all, also includes a New York police sergeant and a customs inspec tor. The indictment, which charges con spiracy to violate the prohibition and customs laws, was found as a result of the seizure last April of the liquor laden ship Eker in the Hudson River, off Yonkers. Among the Govern ment’s allegations is the charge that a memorandum book seized aboard the Eker showed payments of $70,000 in bribes and “hush money,” to pro hibition agents and other officials. The Eker was said to have brought a. $2,000,000 liquor cargo from the Bahamas. At the start of the proceedings to day three men slated to go on trial entered pleas of guilty. They were Cecil Kinder and D. Turner of Ghiea go and Maurice Borden. In all, 33 men were named in the indictment. There are 19 on trial. Six w r ere not apprehended, four jump ed bail, three pleaded guilty and one, Bernard M. Reaves, captain of the Eker, is serving an 11-month prison sentence in Nassau, Bahamas, for shanghaing George Pindar, a negro constable in the British colonial serv ice. SACASA WARNS U.S. MARINES FACE FIGHT Says Time Will Come When They . Will Have to Open Fire on Liberal Forces. By the Associated Press. PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua, January 31.—Dr. Juan Sacasa, head of the Liberal government here, in a [ statement to the Associated Press to- j ! day declared that if the United States ! Marines did not "suspend hostilities | against the Liberals” the time would | come when the Marines would “have I to open fire against the Liberals and 1 kill hundreds of Nicaraguan citizens to support Diaz, as in 1912.” Gen. Diaz heads the Conservative j government at Managua, which lias i been recognized by the United States. ] HUNDREDS FLEe7IOOD. ! LITTLE DOCK. Ark., January 31 UP). —More than 20,000 acres of land, | much under cultivation, have been j flooded and several hundred families j | have been driven from their homes | by a break in the White River levee j near Des Arc and work was being pushed today to prevent levee breaks 1 pt D® Valla filuff and Marked- seerse VIENNA CLASS WAR BATTLE FATAL TO 4 Boy, 8, Among Those Slain in Street —14 Wounded Taken to Hospitals. BY EUGENE CRAWFORD. By Cable to The Star and Chicago Daily News. Copyright, 1927. VIENNA, January 31. —Four per sons dead, including an 8-year-old boy, and 14 in hospitals, including a 6-year old boy, is the toll Austria has just paid at Loibersbach, near Wiener Neu stad, for the bitter class hatred which became strong enough following the overthrow of the monarchy to take over the government of the new re public, and which still is strong enough to control Vienna, the heart of the nation. Mass Averting Held. The Socialists, according to their custom of holding a propaganda mass meeting every Sunday, scheduled a mass meeting at Loibersbach for Sun day afternoon. Loibersbach, strongly non-Socialist, resented the meeting. The anti-Socialist Fascist "Haken kreuzlers” assembled in a local inn. It is also the custom of the opposing group to have a detachment gather somewhere near each gathering which the other arranges, and detach ments, if Socialists, are allovveV by the police to wear suspended from their waists a small wooden dub resembling a base ball bat, while If Haken kreuzlers, they are permitted to wear large rubber clubs, resembling a po liceman’s baton. Thought the or ganizations officially “forbid” it, it is also customary for numerous mem bers of both groups to carry firearms. Shots Fired From Windows. Iri the present instance the Haken - kreuzlers, from the windows of the inn, fired several shots over the heads of the Socialists, presumably as a warning, as the latter marched past the inn to their meeting place. The Socialists informed the police and the police protected the meeting. After the meeting the Socialists again marched past the inn, singing “Red” songs. The Hakenkreuzlers waited until the majority had passed and then opened fire, with heavy casualties. NEW MOONSHINER WAR IS DECLARED Trade Increasing, Andrews Says, Renewing Plea for Undercover Agents. By the Associated Press. A new war against moonshiners was opened today by Assistant Secre tary Andrews, the dry chief. In a letter of instructions rto prohibition administrators he called attention to the old revenue laws against un licensed manufacture of liquor. Gen. Andrews said he was facing an increasingly dangerous moonshine problem. The products of illicit dis tillers are flooding tine market in many sections of the Nation, he said, and the supply apparently is improv ing. Information has reached head quarters here that aged stock of this product is being sold. Amplifying his recent letter to the Senate on the necessity for under cover operatives, Gen. Andrews said that the Government must be per mitted to use secret agents if it is to be held responsible for law en forcement. “Congress must permit undercover agents,” he said, "and if it allows the establishment of this medicinal whisky corporation I have proposed we will give the bootleggers another sock.” ' Mrs. Lansdowne Gets License. Mrs. Margaret Ross Lansdowne, widow of Comdr. Zachary Lansdowns, who lost his Ilfs in the fall of the Shenandoah, and John Caswell, jr., 28 years old of Prides Crossing, Mass., today obtained marriage license. Mrs. Lansdowne gave her age as 24 years and said the marriage will take place February 26. Rev. Paca Ken nedy of the Episcopal Theological Seminary near Alexandria la named pa the cffloiaUag dargyraafti - JAY RESIGNS AS ENVOY. Ambassador. Whose Daughter Died at Buenos Aires, Leaves Service. Peter A. Jay, United States Ambas sador to Argentina, has resigned from the diplomatic service and his resigna tion has been accepted by the Presi dent, to take effect at his convenience* if became known today. Mr. and Mrs. Jay recently arrived at New York with the body of their daughter, Miss Emily K. Jay, who died in Buenos Aires De cember 20. and have decided to make their permanent residence in New York. The Ambassador paid a special visit to this city and informed the President of his desire to retire from the service. Wince his appointment as third sec retary of the United States embassy at Paris in October, 1902, Mr. Jay has served successively as secretary at Constantinople and at Tokio, as coun selor at Rome, as Minister to Salvador and to Runtania and as Ambassador at Buenos Aires. FARM RELIEF BILL GETS RIGHT OF WAY House Rules Committee Fa vors Special Plan for Mc- Nary-Haugen Measure. By the Associated Press. Priviledged Legislative status for the McNary-Haugen farm relief bill was approved today by the House rules committee. A rule to have it called up in the House probably next Monday, under an agreement providing 12 hours’ general debate, was voted. The House must give its sanction to the rule before it becomes effective. Will Divide Time. Chairman Haugen of the agricul tural committee, co-author of the bill, will control one-half of the time allotted for discussion, while the other half will he Jointly divided between Representa tive Aswell of Louisiana, ranking Democrat of the committee, and Rep resentative Fort, Republican, New Jersey. The committee made no decision as to whether the Curtis-Aswell farm bill ,and the Crisp farm measure could be offered as substitutes for the Mc- Nary-Haugen proposal, leaving this point for the determination of the Speaker. Chairman Snell of the com mittee said it was the consensus that both the Curtis-Aswell bill and the Crisp bill could be offered as substi tutes. He added that he would press for the consideration of the McNary- Haugen bill next Monday. Davey Urges Coalition. A coalition of tax reduction and farm relief advocates to force both pro posals through this Congress was suggested last night by Representative Davey, Democrat, Ohio. He proposed this combination in a letter to Chairman Haugen of the House agriculture committee and Rep resentative Garner of Texas, the Dem ocratic tax legislation spokesman, be cause he believed that neither meas ure alone could command sufficient votes to pass both houses, but, in his opinion, an alignment of forces would assure victory for both. The Democratic tax reduction plan has failed in the Senate, and a similar fate seems assured in the House, where Democrats have so far been unable to obtain enough signatures to a petition looking to forcing the issue on the floor. Farm j'elief is due for consideration shortly, with all sides predicting a bitter controversy over the equaliza tion fee in the McNary-Haugen bill, which is on both House and Senate calendars. Census Bureau Places City's Population On July 1, 1927, at 540,000 in New Estimate ■Washington’s population, shown by the 1920 Federal census to have been 437,671, will reach a total of 540,000 on July 1, 1927, according to estimates to-, day by the Census Bureau. The popu lation of the city on July 1, 1926, was estimated at 528,000 persons. The estimate is made, the Census Bureau announced, on the basis of the average yearly Increase between 1910 and 1920, applying the same increase to each year since the house-to-house census of 1920, the last official “nose count” taken by the Federal Govern ment. Maryland’s population, shown by the 1920 ceoims to have been 1,449,661 ang estimated at 1,580,000 on July 1 last year, wMI have advanced to 1,697,00(1 by Julysl next, on the same basis ofl figuring. Vltf ptu* 4JOUSZ gMridynt mthi The only evening paper in Washington with the Associated Press news service. e (A») Means Associated Press. HORNSBY’S STOCK MAY CANCEL TRADE Breadon Considers Calling Off New York Deal Due to Hitch Over 1,167 Shares. By the Associated Press. ST. LOUIS, January 31.—Rogers Hornsby's ownership of 1,167 shares of St. Louis Cardinal stock and Presi dent Sam Breadon’s refusal to buy the stock at Hornsby's price of $lO5 a share, may force cancellation of the trade which sent the former Cardinals' manager to the New York Oiants in exchange for Frankie Frisch and Jimmy Ring, Breadon said today. “Hornsby’s stock entitles him to a place on the board,” Breadon said. "It is his right and I have no intention to deprive him of that right. It i 3 a most unusual condition. I do not know how it will work out. The situa tion may be such that the trade with New' York will have to be called off and we may have to play Hornsby at second base.” May Be Named to Board. William F. Fahey, attorney for Hornsby, said he thought Hornsby’s stock, representing about one-tenth interest in the club, would be suffi cient to elect him to the board at the stockholders’ meeting tomorrow, although it would not be if all the minority stockholders were repre sented and voted against Hornsby's re-election. President Heydler of the National League, shortly after the Hornsby trade, said it "went without saying” that Hornsby could not be a stock holder in the Cardinal club and play with the Giants. On the other hand, it was agreed that there was no legal way in which Hornsby, as a citizen, could be forced to sell his Cardinal stock for a price wiiich he considered insufficient. Breadon said that if the Hornsby trade were canceled the player’s new contract with New York probably would be nullified and the old contract with the Cardinals, calling for his services for 1927 at $30,000 would be reinstated. Southworth Still Holdout. Billy Southworth of Columbus, Ohio, who became one of the heroes of the w'orld series when he hit Urban Shocker for a home run in the second game at Yankee Stadium, was added today to the list of players known to have refused so far to sign the con tract offered him for next season. Southworth said he had been offered the same salary, but had requested an increase. Branch Rickey, Cardinal business manager, left last night for Columbus, presumably to confer with Southworth. NO ‘WHISPERiNG GALLERY’ NEW YORK. January 31 UP). — Publication of “The Whispering Gal lery,” a volume 'of pseudo anecdotes and gossip about men and women prominent in English social and po litical life, has been suspended in the United States, it was announced to day by Horace Liveright. publisher. “We came to the conclusion that •The Whispering Gallery’ is not an authentic document,” Liveright said. "We published it believing it to be a serious and genuine work.” Three Killed, Many Hurt in Blast. OSAKA, Japan, January 31 UP). — Three persons were killed, numerous others were Injured and 80 nearby houses were demolished today by an explosion resulting Trom a collision of a freight train with three military powder wagons in Kyushu province. The train was wrecked. 1920 and an estimate of 2,519,000 on July 1 last, will have an estimated population of 2,546,000 on July 1, 1927 The population of the United States placed at 105,710,620 as of January 1. 1920, will reach a total of 118,628,000 persons, according: to a provisional es timate of the Census Bureau, disre garding: data on births, deaths, immi gration and emigration from 1926 to 1927 which are not available. New York ■will maintain its lead In population of the States, and will have 11,423,000 Inhabitants on July 1, ac cording to the estimate. Pennsylvania, credited in 1920 with 8,720,017, will have a population of 9.730,000 on July 1 next, while Illinois, third in the list of most populous States, will have 7,296,000. The next Federal census, on official count, taken from house to house, will b* made In 1980, £ Saturday’s Circulation, 102,681 Sunday T s Circulation. 112,753 WORKERS DROPPED BY 0. S. GET FIRST CALL ON NEW JODS Civil Service Commission Acts Upon Order Issued by President. REGISTER TO BE OPENED FOR RE-EMPLOYMENT Ruling Gives Preference to Those Let Out of Pl&oes Due to Reduction in Forces. Moving 1 to act Immediately on the executive order announced by Presi dent Coolidge in his address before the business organizations of the Govern ment Saturday night, the Civil Service Commission announced today that it would establish at once a re-employ ment register, on which discharged employes having the necessary quali fications for re-employment and satis factory references will automatically be eligible for employment before those on the regular eligible list are taken up. The executive order has the immedl ate effect of establishing a new eligible list, giving employes discharged be cause of reduction of force a priority status and preference over those who may be entering the Government serv ice for the first time. It amends ex ecutive orders of November, 1918, and April, 1919, which provided for the placing on re-employment registers of the names of competent employes sep arated from the service by reason of reduction of force. Recommendation* Necessary. The commission, In its announce ment today, made It plain that the employes placed om the re-employment list must be competent to fIU the posi tions to which they may be assigned, and that they must be recommended for further employment by an official of the department of their last Gov ernment employment. The order will have the effect of placing several thousand persons on the re-employment registers ahead of those who have passed civil service examinations but have had no pre vious service. Instead of merely placing the names of discharged em ployes on the rolls and permitting the commission to certify either from the re-employment list or from new lists of eligible*, it makes mandatory on the commission that vacancies must be filled from the re-employment reg ister. T* 1 ® °* the executive order follows: "The names of pesons In the com petitive classified service with un restricted status who were appointed, either permanently or probationally. and who have served less than three years, and who are separated from the service because of a reduction of force, and who are recommended for further employment by the Govern ment because of demonstrated ef ficiency in the office from which they are separated, will, upon request, be entered by the Civil Service Commis sion upon appropriate registers for reappointment, eligibility thereon to continue for one year from date Os separation. Must Conform to Practice. “Such re-employment registers will be separate and apart from the reg isters of the commission resulting from current examinations and eligibil ity thereon, and certifications and ap pointments therefrom shall in all re spects conform to the usual practice and procedure, except that certifica tions of persons formerly in the ap portioned, service shall be made with out regard to the apportionment. “When departments or establish ments make requisition on the Civil Service Commission for certification of eligible*, the commission will make certifications from the re-employment registers so long as there are ellgibles thereon with the necessary qualifica tions.” . CALLS GIBSON MEASURE. MacGreggor Asks Authority to Subpoena Witnesses. Chairman MacGreggor of the House committee on accounts today called up the Gibson resolution to give authority to subpoena witnesses and provide an appropriation of $1,500 for expenses to the Gibson subcommittee which is making a systematic study of the municipal administration of the District. This resolution original ly called for an appropriation of $2,500. which was reduced by commit tee amendment to $1,500. Representative Blanton blocked ac tion today on this authorization, stat ing that he had a good reason which he would explain to Chairman Mac- Greggor MacGreggor, Gibson and Blanton later had a conference, as a, result of which it is expected that ) this same resolution will be brought up again tomorrow morning and be passed. COMMISSIONERS 0. K.’D. Favorable Report Is Ordered on Dougherty and Taliaferro. The Senate District committee todhy ordered a favorable report on the nom ination of District Commissioners Dougherty and Taliaferro. The full committee accepted the re port of the special subcommittee which inquired into the qualifications of the two men and decided to indorse them for confirmation last week. The nominations probably will lie acted upon by the Senate in executive session within a few days. TROOPS KILL 35 MOROS. MANILA, January 31 OP).—Thirty five Moros were killed and an undeter mined number injured at dawn today by Philippine constabulary under Col. Luther R. Stevens on the Island of Jolo. Leprosy Infests Paris. PARIS, January 31 C4»).—Because of the increasing number of leprosy cases the Municipal Council of Paris is considering establishing quarters for leper* in one at the dty*e bee frtnia „ TWO CENTS.