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LEGATION LIQUOR SEIZURE REOPENS IMMUNITY RIDDLE Capita! Officials Appear in Hopeless Snarl on Prohi bition Question. CONGRESSIONAL ACTION MAY BE REQUESTED Hesse Denies New Policy Was Put , in Effect With Two Ar rests Yesterday. Official Washington today appeared I to be in a hopeless snarl over the diplo- 1 matic liquor situation. The issue, rumbling beneath the sur face for some time, was definitely raised late yesterday afternoon when a pri vately owned truck containing 60 cases of wines and liquors consigned to the Siamese Legation was seized by police as it was nearing its destination. Its cargo was delivered later to the lega tion. but the driver and helper were ar restrd and charged with transportation of liquor. Out on bond of SSOO the driver and helper were to appear today for arraignment, but after a conference today United States Attorney Rover di rected an indefinite postponement until he could go info the matter. Luang Chara. third secretary of the legation. W’as riding on the truck with his diplo matic credentials. Under the Volstead Act and its in terpretation by former Attorney Gen eral Palmer, transportation of liquor by a diplomat is a violation of the law. but the diplomat has immunity from arrest on account of his diplomatic status, and his property cannot be seized and con fiscated. Offirials /tre Puzzled. Operating under this strange paradox, the Federal Government has been puz zled to accord diplomats the courtesy which the comity of nations demands and at the same time to enforce the law of the land. A system had been worked out whereby time-honored precedents relating to diplomatic cre dentials and customs immunity to diplo matic property were used to give liquor right of way from seaboard to em bassies and legations here. The new Jones law seems to have complicated the relations further, however. The whole difficulty over diplomatic liquor, according to one high official, can be charged to Congress, which failed to make any provision either for the granting of diplomatic liquor and its transportation or for its prohibition. There is considerable feeling among sev eral officials that Congress should act to clear up the situation, to remove the recurring embarrassment to diplomats who are sent here to represent their governments. Considerable agitation exists in Congress, however, against diplomatic liquor and efforts have been proposed to prohibit such liquor. This agitation, however, has never reached > the stage of a serious threat. “New Policy” Denied. The system followed yesterday by the Siamese legation was along the lines in use for years in bringing in diplo matic liquors. It was the system which the Prohibition Bureau has sanctioned, informally, as best it could, without is suing any formal orders to prohibition agents. The arrests came as a surprise. From one quarter this morning came the statement that it was a “new policy” by the police, but this was flatly denied by Superintendent Hesse, who said he had issued no orders on the subject, and that the officer who made the arrest simply was conforming to his duty to act thus if there is an "apparent” viola tion of the law. The truck with its 60 cases of choice ! wines and liquors was seized as it was | nearing its destination at 2300 Kalo- j rama road. The cargo was delivered to the legation after hurried confer ences between District Attroney Rover, police officials nad representatives of the Prohibition Bureau, but the truckmen, Gilbert L. Wilt and his col ored helper, Roy Miller, both of Balti more, were arrested under provisions of the Jones act and charged with trans porting liquor and the big five-ton truck was held by prohibition officers. The arrest was made by Motor Cycle Policeman W. A. Schotter of the Traf fic Bureau and, according to legation attaches, their truck was the third which came in yesterday with diplo matic liquor. Misunderstanding Blamed. The whole trouble at present seems to have arisen out of uncertainty over the Jones law. At the State Department it was in dicated that in response to requests from diplomatic quarters following en actment of the law. it had been sug gested to the diplomats that the best way for diplomatic liquor to be brought in would be by transportation in diplo matically owned and operated trucks or automobiles, preferably automobiles, bringing in small lots. This was not to be considered, however, as an order or new regulation. The time-honored custom of the State Department contin ues of handling the regular certificates concerning free entry of materials through customs and the issuing of diplomatic credentials to individuals. The State Deparmen is no specifical ly charged in any w T ay with enforce ment of the law. From the trucking company whose truck was seized and men arrested came a story today that they had followed the system in use for years. Otto Rup per, jr.. district manager for the David son Transfer & Storage Co., said his company had nothing “to hide.” He ex plained that the company’s position was merely that of a transportation company carrying out a job for a cus tomer. Says Official Approved. “We have been bringing in liquor for the embassies for a good many years,” said Mr. Ruppert, declaring that he had been assured that the system in use was legitimate. He said that in the case of the Siamese liquor shipment he had specifically called an official of the Prohibition Bureau explaining the sys tem. and had been assured that it was all right,. His companv has always insisted that an attache of the embassy or legation ride on the driver's seat. Mr. Ruppert explained. The company objected to the attache riding in his own automo bile behind the cargo, he said, because in case of automobile trouble the only credentials protecting the cargo might be left behind without knowledge of the driver, who might ride straight into an arrest. Mr Ruppert and his counsel. Freder ick Stohlman. conferred with Mr. Rover and his aides, R. F. Camalier and Har old W. Orcutt, this morning, and the upshot was that the United States at torney, convinced that the truck com pany had acted in good faith, directed that the prohibition department be ad vised there was no objection to the truck being restored and that the case of the truckmen be held up. As the result of the trouble, Mr. Ruppert said his concern would no longer haul diplo matic liquor. The Siamesq legation, it was said, last right went as far as permitted in com plying with the regulations. Luang Debavadi. third secretary of the lega tion. explained that when he was no tified that the 60 cases of liquor for his legation had arrived in Baltimore 'roir • England he dispatched Luang Chara HALTED DIPLOMATIC LIQUOR tAmmm — i ■—" 11 ■ Policeman IV. A. Schotter. who arrested the driver of a truck yesterday, loaded with liquor assigned to the Siamese legation. —Star Staff Photo. TAXPAYERS THRONG COLLECTOR’S OFFICE Last-Minute Rush Not as Large as Expected, Due to Earlier Filings. Washington taxpayers straggled in dwindling lines through the office of j the deputy collector of Internal Reve- j nue at 1422 Pennsylvania avenue last j night, with only a few on hand when | the deadline was reached at midnight The crowds throughout the day failed to come up to expectations and j officials came to the conclusion that | earlier filing of income tax returns had ! been practiced by an increasing num- j ber of Washingtonians. Also.' it was ; likely that hundreds sent their returns ♦trough the mails to the collector of Internal Revenue at Baltimore. No estimate of returns was available at the local office, according to R. S. Nagle, deputy collector, as all reports are sent to Baltimore. Payment Increase Expected. Officials of the Treasury Department are expecting returns, which are for the entire calendar year 1928. to provide a surplus rather than a Federal deficit at the end of this fiscal year, June 30. and also are expecting the actual taxes paid this first quarter to exceed the taxes paid at the same period last year. It was indicated that receipts up to March 31 this year will exceed the fig ure reached in the last fiscal year up to March 31,1928, which was $1,624,174,196. Billion Involved in Transactions. Government transactions yesterday involved more than a billion dollars. The Treasury issued $475,000,000 in 4 3 4 per cent Treasury certificates which mature in nine months and retired $559,831,000 in such certificates, de creasing the public debt by $84,000,000. The Treasury also paid out $50,000,000 in interest on the public debt. Its statement for March 13 showed that there was a balance of $13,738,000 in the Treasury. TWO SEIZED ON CHARGES OF VIOLATING JONES LAW Temperance Court was the scene last night of the seizure of 48 quarts of liquor and the arrest of a colored man on charges of illegal possession and transportation of liquor, police reported. The man, arrested under the Jones law, gave his name to police as Albert Stewart of the 1500 block of Third street. Policemen D. H. Jones and Wil liam McEwain. both of the eighth pre cinct, said they saw him drive into the alley in an automobile. The machine also was seized. Another colored man w’as arrested under the Jones law last night and is being held at the eleventh precinct. He is Alfred Pryor. 26 years old, of the first block of E street southwest, and is charged with possession and transporta tion of liquor. He was taken into cus tody by Revenue Agent Joseph R. Brewer, after a chase along Good Hope road southeast. also third secretary, to Baltimore to bring the consignment to Washington. Debavadi also said that the Davidson Co. insisted that their own driver operate the truck to this city and that Chara had to return as a passenger. Prohibition Commissioner James M. Doran, who is anxious to enforce the law, but at the same time to co-operate with the State Department and the embassies so far as possible under the law. said today that th*re had been no change in the attitude of the Prohibi tion Bureau. He stated that where the credentials were proper and authentic, prohibition agents would not question the rights of embassies and legations to bring their liquor through from Balti more to Washington by truck. Would Keep Closer Check. Dr. Doran has proposed, however, a change in the procedure which he thinks would have a helpful effect both in protecting genuine, diplomatic liquor and preventing bootleggers from posing as diplomats and getting away with it. The new feature which Dr. Doran proposes is that a carbon copy of the I letter which is written by the Assistant i Secretary of the Treasury to the col lector of customs of the port, identify- I ing the shipment, be sent to the cm- I bassy through proper channels, so that j this carbon copy may go along with the | liquor until it reaches its destination. At the present time the system which has been in force for years follows this plan, used yesterday by the Siamese. An embassy writes the State Depart ment describing an incoming shipment. The State Department informs the Treasury Department, which in turn sends a letter to the collector of the port, authorizing that the property come in j free of duty. This same system thus far i is followed in regard to all kinds if i diplomatic property entering the coun- l try. A representative, of the embassy bearing his regular diplomatic creden tials goes to the port, identifies the shipment, and then the collector of customs turns it over to the authorized diplomat or representative. The letter from the Secretary of the Treasury to the collector, however, is kept by the collector and there is no record, there fore, to go along with the truck except the diplomatic representative with his personal credentials. When diplomatic liquor trucks have been stopped in the past by prohibition agents, the pres entation of these credentials have been accepted, and Dr. Doran indicated to dav this practice would continue so far •as the Prohibition Bureau was con cerned. THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON. D. C„ SATURDAY. MARCH 16„ 1923. MISSION COUNCIL’S PEACE AID PLEDGED 300 Women Pay Visit to Un known Soldier’s Tomb at Arlington. Redodication of the Woman's Mis sionary Council of the Methodist Epis copal Church South to the cause of world peace was voiced by Mrs. F. F. Stephens of Columbia. Mo., president, today at the tomb of the Unknown Sol dier in Arlington National Cemetery. More than 300 members of the council, who are meeting here in annual con ference, visited the tomb. “It is no wonder that the people of this Nation have set their feet reso lutely upon the road from a war-torn past to a future over which the Prince of Peace shall reign,’’ Mrs. Stephens said. “War has failed to end war, and diplomacy has failed to end war. In the belief that ‘only ties of the spirit infallibly unite,’ and that the way to peace does not lie across smoking bat tlefields. they wish to substitute arbi tration for fcice.” "As a program for ourselves in the immediate future,” she announced, “an other educational campaign will be un dertaken. with its object, the ratifica tion of the new arbitration and con ciliation agreements of the Pan-Ameri can Arbitration Conference.” On be half of the council, Mrs. Stephens placed a wTeath of flowers on the tomb. Searritt Report Received. The council this morning received a report from Dr. J. L. Cuninggim. presi dent of Scarrit College, an institution maintained by the council at Nash ville. Tenn. Twenty-four young women of the senior class will be consecrated to mission work Monday evening at the closing meeting of the council. This evening the commission on re evaluation. named to prepare a restate ment of the council’s plans and pur poses, will render its report. The council will supervise the expen diture of $248,000 in foreign missionary fields. $140,000 for China and SIOB,OOO for Japan. For work in the mountain communities of this country, $42,000 was appropriated. For work among Mexicans in missions in this country, $32,000 was voted, and for work on the Gulf Coast missions, $32,000. In addi tion, $17,000 was approved for work among the Cubans in the United States. Efficient Christianity both at home and abroad was discussed last evening by speakers who addressed themselves to "the Christian task” in this and other countries. The spread of Christianity in Korea has declined, principally because of new interests and ideas sw'ept in by twentieth century civilization. Miss Kate Cooper, a missionary, told the council. Japanese Situation Pictured. A different picture of the situation in Japan was presented by Miss Mabel Whitehead of Athens, Ala., who said that country is adopting the finest qualities of Western civilization. The necessity for more intelligent study on the part of church leaders in the field of recreation was emphasized by Deaconess Elizabeth Russell of Louisville, Ky. “Instead of occasional picnics and socials for her people, per haps the greatest opportunity for the church lies with the young working people,” she said. In a report on the work of the board of misisons of the church, Dr. W. G. Cram of Nashville, Tenn., secretary, said that more than 27.000 students are enrolled in mission schools in foreign centers. The board's affairs are man aged so economically, he said, that 93 cents in each missionary dollar goes di rectly into the work. INGALLS IS GIVEN OATH AS NAVAL ASSISTANT Colleagues in ‘‘Air Cabinet” See Ceremony and Offer Con gratulations. The flying Ohio legislator and World War naval aviator, Davis S. Ingalls, was sworn in this morning as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Aeronautics at the Navy Department by R. H. Moses, the department’s assistant chief clerk, i The ceremony was a short and simple ! one. I „ • . . i Present at the ceremony were his col leagues in the "air cabinet,” Assistant Secretary William P. MacCracken of the Commerce Department and As sistant, Secretary P. Trubee Davison of the War Department, to offer their con gratulations in person. The man whose place Mr. Ingalls takes, former As sistant Secretary Edward P. Warner, was also an Interested spectator at the ceremony. Lieut. Comdr. W. K. Harvill. naval aviator and aide to Mr. Warner, who has been reappointed as aide to Mr. Ingalls, also participated in the swearing-in ceremony. LUNCHEON SET FOR TODAY G. W. U. Pan-Hellenic Association Announces Program. The annual scholarship luncheon of the Pan-Hellenic Association of George Washington University will be held to day at the Hay-Adams House at 1 o’clock. Mrs. Cloyd Heck Marvin, wife of the president of the university; Mrs. Joshua Evans, jr„ of the board of trustees; Dean Anna L. Rose, Miss Anna Pearl Cooper, Miss Linda Jean Kineannon, assistant registrar, and Miss Evelyn Jones, appointment secre tary. will be the guests of honor. Dean Rose will present the Pan-Hellenic Scholarship Cup to the sorority having .the highest scholastic r PLANS FOR MENTAL! HYGIENE CLINIC IN! CAPITAL UNDER WAYj Would Be in Downtown Sec-: j tion. With Staff of Special ists and Nurses. FIRST YEAR FINANCIAL SUPPORT ARRANGED Council of Social Agencies to Have Charge—Fostered to Date by Monday Evening Club. BY THOMAS R. HENRY. With a conservative estimate of 5,000 individuals in Washington requiring treatment, arrangements are under way for the establishment of a mental hy giene clinic here, under direction of the Council of Social Agencies. Private financial support is being ar ranged for the first year, according to Willard C. Smith, president of the Mon day Evening Club, the organization which has fostered the project up to the present. After this demonstration period it is expected that the institu tion will be continued either by an appropriation in the District bill, or by inclusion in the Community Chest. Only adequate financing now stands in the way, according to officials of the Council of Social Agencies. It is proposed to establish the clinic somewhere in the downtown section with a staff of approximately 15. in cluding psychiatrists, psychologists, phy sicians. nurses and psychiatric social workers, all of whom are graduate nurses. There are now smoothly work ing institutions of this kind in more than 70 American cities, says Mr. Smith. Committee in Charge. The plans now are in the hands of the following committee: Dr. Winifred Richmond of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, chairman: Mrs. Lewis Lehr, Miss Ger trude H. Bowling, Miss Margaret Hagen, Miss Willa Murray, Mul lin. Miss Jessie La Salle, assistant su perintendent of schools: Mrs. Joseph Saunders. Mrs. Harvey W. Wiley, Dr. Loren Johnson, S. Carlyle Adams, Miss Sarah Schroeder. Mrs. Mina C. Van Winkle, John L. Proctor and Mrs. George R. Lockwood. This original Monday Evening Club committee has been passed on to the Council of So cial Agencies. The estimate of 5,000. Mr. Smith says, is based on reports from the public schools, the Juvenile Court, the Wom ens Bureau of the Police Department and social welfare agencies and will be altogether too heavy for the council to handle for a long time. It by no means represents all who are in need of such service, he believes, who never have come in contact with any of these agen cies. The project originally was taken up by the Monday Evening Club upon the request of the local organizations of psychiatric social workers and hospital social workers and the general frame work decided on at a conference with Dr. George Stevenson of New' York, di-. rector of the division of clinics of the National Committee on Mental Hygiene. At present, says Mr. Smith, the only mental hygiene clinic in the District is that at Gallinger Hospital, which is available only to those committed there. Otherwise, the only recourse is to ex pensive private psychiatrists who get cases" in rather advanced stages when little can be done for them. Early Treatment Planned. “The greatest service of this clinic.” said Mr. Smith, “probably will be with children from normal families w’ho dis play suspicious behavior either in school' or at home. The method of dealing with such cases usually is beyond the average parents. This type of work will be largely preventive. It now is generally recognized that many of the mental difficulties of adult life are traceable to the experiences of early childhood. If the child is placed in the hands of competent psychiatrists and psychologists as soon as it begins to show' abnormal characteristics often the condition can be remedied without much difficulty. If allowed to persist it soon passes beyond control.” A large proportion of the children who pass through Juvenile Court. Smith says, or who are uncontrollable in school, need the attention of such a clinic. The findings would be especially valuable to the Juvenile Court, judge, who now has very little beyond super ficial observation upon which to base her decision. With such a clinic available, Smith points out, first offenders can be re ferred to it and proper steps be taken with those who seem likely to become habitual criminals. These now receive short jail sentences, after which they are turned loose again in the com munity. In a few weeks the individual is in jail again on a more serious charge. This continues from bad to worse until it may end in a brutal murder. “But above all,” said Mr. Smith, “such a clinic would be for normal persons w'ho wish to keep on the safe side. The public attitude has changed greatly toward mental hygiene in the past few years. Now it is considered just as es sential as any other hygiene ‘and about as important for persons to have mental examinations as physical examinations. The bad repute of such institutions is almost entirely a thing of the past.” The staff is to be constituted entirely of paid specialists rather than volunteer workers. This is demanded in the standards for mental hygiene clinics laid down by the national committee on mental hygiene. A great deal of hurt has been done in the past, Mr Smith believes, by clinics with Volunteer workers, who often are incompetent and work for nothing only to get experience. A mistake in judgment often is more disastrous than would be a similar mis take in a medical clinic A staff would be maintained for fol lowing up all cases after they left the clinic in order to adjust home condi tions. The clinic work, Mr. Smith says, has now passed beyond the experi mental stage and the procedure is well standardized. The Washington clinic w'ould have available for consultation some of the foremost psychiatrists in the United States who are attached to Government institutions in Washington. The clinic may be established in close connection with some of the local hos pitals in order better to co-ordinate physical and mental examinations. The work of the psychiatrist depends largely upon an accurate physical description of the patient. Research Projects Planned. With the establishment of the Com munity Chest system in Washington, which depends for its success partly upon a close co-ordination of activities, the Council of Social Agencies is pre paring for several research projects. Miss Clara Somerville, an expert re -1 search worker, has been added to the staff to carry out this work. She will start next month on a study of the f work done for prisoners, both in jail : and after release. After this, a second ■ research is planned on the condition 1 of the blind, the facilities for training them and their prospects of obtaining : employment. The Community Chest . organization has requested two other f studies—one of the child welfare sltua s tion and one of the extent and cost of i hospital service. i By obtaining exact figures it has been - possible for the Community Chest or i ganizations in other cities to prevent : much duplication of effort, and also f to establish a standard for the hospitals and orphanages. 1 I Noted Physician Dead x '0 : OR. JOHN F. MORAN. DR. JOHN F. MORAN, LONG ILL, IS DEAD Educator and Writer on Med ical Subjects Victim of Cerebral Malady. Dr. John F. Moran, a distinguished physician, educator and writer on med ical subjects, died at his home, 2426 Pennsylvania avenue at 3 o'clock this morning. Dr. Moran had suffered a cerebral hemmorhage two years ago and has been incapacitated since. Funeral services have not yet been arranged. Dr. Moran was born in Washington June 8. 1864. He Is the son of the late Michael F. Moran, one of the early residents of the old City of George town. His early education was ob tained at Holy Trinity School. George town and St. John's College, Washing ton. He was graduated from the Georgetown University Medical School in 1887. In 1894 the university award ed him the degree of B. A., and in 1925 the honorary degree of LL. D. Dr. Moran’s professional association with the Georgetown Medical School, wtoich began in 1891, lasted 35 years. He w'as made successively assistant demonstrator of anatomy, demonstrator of anatomy, professor of clinical obstetrics and finally chief of the division of obstetrics. He also held the position <jf chief of the department of obsterics of the Columbia Hospital for Women. He is credited with being the first man to use motion pictures in instructing medical students in obstetrics. He made numerous contri butions to medical literature. Dr. Moran was a fellow' and founder of the College of Surgeons, a member of the board of medical supervisors of the District, of the District and South ern Medical Societies, fellow of the Medical Association, member of the American Obstetrical and Gynecological Association. He belonged to the Cosmos Club, the Washington Council. Knights of Columbus, and the Washington Academy of Science. He Is survived by a brother, Michael V. Moran; a sister. Mrs. Mary Moran Keleher, and a niece, Margaret Moran, all of Washington. VAST LM TRACTS HELD IN DISPUTE U. S. Senate Committee to Conduct Hearings at Los Angeles to Adjust Titles. By the Associated Press. Title to vast tracts of rich land in Southern California. Including much of the City of Los Angeles, Is Involved in hearings to be started by a sub committee of the Senate lands commit tee in Los Angeles April 2. The dispute goes back to land grants of Mexico In the treaty of 1848, and the Senate committee is going to hear the pleas of homesteaders who claimed title to properties which have since changed hands many times and in creased in value tremendously. The Department of Justice has de clined to sanction court actions involv ing titles to the lands, which have an estimated value today of almost a billion dollars. The Department of Interior also is standing pat and de claring the present owners the legal ones. For several years, however, com plaints have been made to Congress by interested homesteaders, who in sist they had a right to claim certain of the property on the ground that the Mexican land grants, the basis of the present, titles, were faulty. Senator Nye, Republican. North Da kota. chairman of the lands committee, will head the subcommittee which is to conduct the hearings. Senators Bratton. Democrat. New Mexico, and Dale Republican. Vermont, are the other members. Senator George. Dem ocrat, Georgia, introduced the resolu tion which authorized the Investigation. WEST POINT FOUNDING TO BE OBSERVED TONIGHT 400 Graduates of U. S. Military Academy to Fete 127th Anniversary. Reservations for 400 West Point graduates have been made for a dinnei tonight at the Willard Hotel in celebra tion of the 127th anniversary of the founding of the United States Military Academy, part of an observance gen eral in this country and its possessions. Sneakers who will address the guests, to be seated at 7:45 o’clock, include Gen C P. Summerall, Army chief of staff' Mat S. B. Buckner. United States Infantry and Maj. V. Linn .Philippine Scouts. Maj. Gen. Andrew Hero chief of Artillery, will act as toastmaster. Thp program also includes musical numbers by the Army Bnnd. fm enter tainment feature from the Fox Thea ter and a motion picture tableau of “Color Guard” at West Point, Guests will be led in Army songs and ballads. ”.*** ' - - - ■ ■ - } 1 I Minor Living Here Legal Resident Os Father s State, Ruling of Court Justice Wendell P. Stafford of the | District Supreme Court ruled today that i the residence of a minor child follows : the legal residence of the father, and : although a child may reside in the ■ District of Columbia with his parents ; his legal residence may be declared in the State from whence he came. The ruling was made in the suit of Charles N. Ward. years old. a son of William S. Ward, special assistant in i the Department of Justice, against the i United States Civil Service Commission to compel that body to allow him to FIVE MEN CHARGED IN MURDER OF TWO POLICE INFORMERS Quintet of Colored Men Face Coroner’s Jury Monday Morning. ROUND-UP MARKS SWIFT POLICE WORK IN CASE, Slayings, First Attributed to Lot-i t.ery War, Now Ascribed to Seizure of Liquor. Formal charges of murder were placed yesterday afternoon against the five colored men being held in connection with the killing Wednesday night of two colored police informers, Clarence Har vey and Edward Smith. The men were booked as Leon Thomas Brown. 19 years old; Lawrence Bias, 26 years old; Theodore Smith, 24 years old; Cornelius L. Lyons, 32 years old, and William Bradley. 35 years old. They will be presented to a coroner’s jury at 11:30 o'clock Monday morning. Their round-up marks one of the sw’iftest police actions in a murder case here in recent years. With almost no clues to work on, fourth precinct police, assisted by the headquarters homicide squad, had Bradley and Lyons under arrest two hours after the murder. The three others were arrested in Annapolis, Md, on description sent from this city 24 hours later. Officers of the fourth precinct work ing on the case under the directions of Capt. Fred Cornwell and Lieut. F. M. Dent were Precinct Detectives R. J. Barrett, W. C. Curtiss. M. G. Thayer j and F. A. Truscott. The detail of head- i quarters detectives was led by Lieut. Edward J. Kelly and included Johr. Fowler, Joseph Waldron, John Flaherty and George Darnall. The slayings, first attributed to a lottery war, are now ascribed to the seizure of a quantity of liquor Wednes day night and the shooting of Bradley by one of the informers. Although the informers did not actually obtain any evidence in the house raided, they were seen leaving it. after attempting to purchase liquor. Harvey shot Bradley, police say, when he was accosted upon I leaving the place where the liquor was seized. Jesse Kendall, another colored informer, was with them when the shooting occurred, but escaped unin jured. Police say that when the five men being held were question they said that Brown fired the shots which killed Smith and Harvey. Brown alone re fused to talk. Investigation today disclosed that the gun found in Harvey's hand is the property of Detective R. J. Barrett. The pistol, of .22-callber, was stolen by Harvey, police say, from a desk in the sergeant's room at No. 6 precinct Harvey, it is claimed, called at the station house about 7 o'clock on the night he was slain. He sought an in terview' with Barrett, but the detective was absent. Harvey spent a few minutes in the sergeant's room and after his departure, the pistol was missing. CRASH ENDS CHASE; POLICE SEIZE CAR Driver Held on Rum Charges. Patrolman’s Motor Cycle Sideswiped. i Sideswiping Motor Cycle Policeman George F. Newton. Norman E. Goodwin, ; colored, of 714 Morton street, made a I desperate attempt to get away along I Lenning road northeast this morning i which ended in his crashing into a tele- 1 graph pole at Twentieth and Bennlng ! road, the confiscation of a car contain ing 72 quarts of alleged Maryland moon shine and his capture on rum-running charges after the pistols of two police men had been emptied without effect at him. Foliceman Newton started to follow Goodwin and an alleged “block" car at Bennings road and Kenilworth street. As the policeman drew up alongside Goodwin is alleged to have side-swiped the motor cycle and forced it from the road. Newton took up the chase for several blocks around Benning road, and Park Policeman E. E. Sarr. on a motor cycle, .joined it. Between Twentieth and Twenty third streets Goodwin's ar sideswiped a small truck and crashed into a tele graph pole. Goodwin jumped out of the car and fled across the fields as the officers, pursuing, emptied their pistols at him. The man was finally captured after a chase of about a quarter of a ] mile. He was taken to the eleventh prp- j einct and booked on charges of illegal j possession and transportation of liquor, reckless driving and two charges of; hitting and running. OVERCOME BY GAS. I Man, 58, Found in Semi-Conscious ( Condition, Is Revived. 1 Hugh L. Townsend, 58 years old. was i found in a semi-conscious condition in : his room at 1343 Fifteenth street yes- i terday afternoon, overcome by ilium- i mating gas that escaped from defective rubber connection with a heater in his room, according to the police. Dr. Leon Gordon, member of the i staff of Emergency Hospital, and mem- ! bers of the rescue squad of the Fire Department responded to a call sent by Mrs. L. T. Bragg, Townsend's landlady, as soon as she traced the odor of the Ras to Townsend's room. The patient responded to efforts of j I the physician and rescue squad and j when he was out of danger he was j taken to Gallinger Hospital. Fog Covers New York Harbor. J NEW YORK. March 16 UPl—For the 1 third successive morning fog hung , heavily over New York's waterfront to- i day, seriously hampering harbor traffic. * take a civil service examination as a legal resident of Ohio. Plaintiff had been denied the right to take the examination as a resident of 1 Ohio, the commission having held his residence to be in the District of Colum- 1 bia. The plaintiff declares in his peti- 1 tion that he is a minor and only lived in the District to be with his parents. 1 who are only temporary residents of the 1 District. The father retains his legal * residence in Ohio, the bill states, and is 1 residing here only for the purpose of < filling his appointment in the Depart ment of Justice. | < Attorney Marcus Borchardt appeared t lor the petitioner. i Shoots Fleeing Man •**••■ -•' \* v SnosHn POLICEMAN R. J. ALLEN. ALLEN FACES TRIAL BY POLICE BOARD Hesse Plans to Cite Police man for Disciplinary Ac tion Thursday. Policeman Robert J. Allen of the third precinct, who has been in the public limelight since last Fall as an outspoken critic of rough and inhumane police tactics, shot a colored man last, night, not strictly in accordance with rules laid down in the police manual, accord ing to police officials, and as a result , he will be required to appear before the Police Trial Board to give an explana tion. Acting on the recommendation of In spector Louis J. Stoll, who investigated the shooting episode. Ma.j. Edwin B. Hesse, retiring superintendent of police, announced today he would cite Allen before the disciplinary board next Thursday to answer a charge of con duct prejudicial to the good order, repu tation and discipline of the force. Youth Failed to Halt. James Albert Frazier, 19-year-old colored youth of 2116 Ward place, was the victim of Allen’s gun. He was shot through the right leg when he failed to halt at the command of the officer, and is now in Gallinger Hospital under guard. Capt. William G. Stott, commander of the third precinct, in his official re port of the incident, declared that an investigation showed that neither Al len's life nor the life of any one in the vicinity was in danger when the policeman fired at Frazier. Another report by Inspector Stoll j said that Allen could have made an ar rest without using his revolver, and that unless there were further develop- j ments he recommended that charges be preferred against the officer. Maj. Hesse pointed out that several 1 sections of the police manual lay down; the conditions under which a policeman; may use his revolver. All of them, he! said, restrict the use of a pistol except in extraordinary cases, such as in the actual defense of a policemans own life or another's life. Allen in Spotlight. Recently Allen was acquitted before 1 the trial board on charges growing out of the arrest of a soft drink proprietor on charges of violation of the sanitray laws. Allen testified for the proprietor and disputed the evidence of the sani tary inspector who reported the estab lishment used unsterilized glasses. Capt. Stott said that his investigation showed that Allen’s life was not in dan ger. nor were the lives of any others, and that the police manual provides that an officer use his revolver only ! w hen his or other lives are threatened ! and then only when innocent persons ; w ill not be endangered. The boy, James Albert Frazier. 19 years old. 2116 Third place, was shot ! through the right leg by Allen a few ! minutes after 11 o'clock last night when i he failed to obey the officer's command ito halt. Allen reported he had heard | the sound of a gunshot and thought a felony had been committed. Allen Gives Version. Allen told Capt. Stott that he and j Policeman H. L. Jacobs, also of the third precinct, were at a patrol box at Twenty-fourth and G streets when they heard the sound of a shot in St. Mary’s court between Twenty-third and Twen ty-fourth and G and H streets. He started north on Twenty-fourth street toward the place from which the report seemed to come. As he neared the middle of the block, he saw three colored men run out of an alley. They came within an arms length of him, he declared in his re port of the incident, then saw he was a policeman and veered to the left and ran faster. He- ordered them to halt three times and then drew his gun and fired at. their legs. At the first, shot, one of the fleeing figures dropped, rolled over and then scrambled to his feet, holding his left arm as if wounded there. When they continued to run. Allen said, he fired again. At the third shot, another of the fugitives fell and lay on the ground until Allen could reach him. Frazier told Lieut. William E. Holmes, in charge of the precinci last night, that he and four or five other colored men were engaged in a game of dice, when some one discharged a gun. No one was struck by the bullet and he be gan to run. A second colored man. thought to have been one of those at whom Allen shot, was arrested later in the night and gave his namfc as Louis Sedgwick of the 2700 block of P street. He also is being held for investigation. LAW ENFORCERS TO MEET National Committee to Hold Ses sion Tomorrow Afternoon. The fortieth mass‘meeting called here by the National United Committee for Law Enforcement is scheduled for 3:30 o'clock tomorrow’ afternoon in the Fourth Presbyterian Church. Thirteenth and Fairmont, streets, with Chairman Clinton N. Howard as the principal speaker. In a circular letter District pastor' have been urged by the committee to advocate the appointment of a superin tendent of police "who will bring thp department to a higher level of effi ciency and co-operate with President Hoover to make Washington a dry Cap- t ital City.” i j TAKES LIFE BY POISON. 1 ] Leaving friends with whom he had j participated in a game of cards last , night, William L. Joy, 37 years old. of , 108 Alabama avenue southeast, is re- j ported to have remarked that he would not be seen alive this morning. , One of hLs relatives followed him to > his room and tried to prevent him from ] taking poison. His efforts were un- ] successful, however, and members of | No. 1 rescue squad and Dr. Louis Jimal of Casualty Hospital were summoned. i Members of the squad and the physi- i cian labored in vain in an effort to i save Joy’s life. Joy's death was re- 1 ported to the coroner. i THREE DEAD HERE WITHIN 24 HOURS IN TRAFFIC RECORD Truck Crushes Skull of 3- Year-Old William Crenshaw in Northeast Section. DAIRY HELPER VICTIM IN DELIVERY MISHAP Rev. John Michel Page. 61, Dies in Hospital After Being Hit by Truck. When a truck crushed to death 3- year-old William Jennings Crenshaw in front of his home, 211 Fhteenth street northeast this morning a new record was set for traffic fatalities in one 24- hour period for the year. Magruder Drury, 24-years-old, #23 North Carolina avenue, employed as a dairy helper for the Fairfax Farms Dairy Co.. 1620 First street, lost hLs life earlier in the morning when he was run over by the truck on which he was de livering milk on Pennsylvania avenue between Twentieth and Twenty-first streets. Just how’ the accident occurred will never be known. Malcolm R. Davis. 26 years old. driver of the truck, believes his helper slipped and fell under the rear wheels, when he attempted to jump aboard the truck after making a delivery. Davis knew’ nothing of the accident until he misspd Drury. He turned back and found him lying in the street. Vollmer Campbell, a taxicab driver, picked him up and rushed him to Emergency Hospital, but he was dead when the taxicab arrived there. The accident occured shortly before 5 o’clock. The third death occurred yesterday afternoon when Rev. John Michel Page. 61 years old, succumbed in Emergency Hospital to injuries received several hours earlier when he was knocked down by a truck on Wisconsin avenue before Washington Cathedral. Rev. Mr. Page was secretary of the College of Preachers of Washington Cathedral. The truck which killed the Crenshaw child crushed his skull. It was driven by William Diggs, colored, 330 G street northeast, the police reported. A comer's jury held the three deaths were accidental. GOOD FILES ANSWER TO PAY COMPLAINT His Name Substituted in Suit En tered While Davis Was Secretary. The first member of the new cabinet , to be substituted as a litigating party j in suits involving Government depart ments, Secretary of War James W. Good today in Equity Court answered the complaint of Capt. John L. Shanley of the Quartermaster Corps of the Army to restrain the War Department from withholding his pay to cover an alleged shortage in accounts. Dwight F. Davis was Secretary of War when the Army officer first filed his suit and Secretary Good was ap pointed to office before the answer was filed. The Government counsel. United States Attorney Leo A. Rover and his assistant, Neil Burkinshaw, consequent ly filed a motion to substitute the name of Secretary Good in place of that of Davis. The answer filed today declares that the Secretary of War had authority to order the stoppage of salary. Capt. Shanley was acting as com mis i sary officer at Fort Slocum. N. Y., when the alleged shortage in the stores account, amounting to $1,968.17, was revealed. HLs pay w’as ordered stopped to cover the loss. In seeking to restrain further stop : page of his pay, Capt. Shanley eon i tends that a surveying officer had rec j ommended that he be not held re ; sponsible for the loss. 20,000 IN PARADE HONOR ST. PATRICK Thousands in New York Engage in Various Festivities as Me morial Tribute. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. March 16.-Thousands in New York today paid tribute to St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, a day ahead of time. Starting with a parade of 20.000 per sons. the day's celebration will be brought to a close tonight with a series of balls throughout the city. Sweeping up Fifth avenue in a riot of green, the route carried the march ers past a reviewing stand at Fifty fourth street occupied by municipal of ficials. while high dignitaries of the Catholic Church, including Cardinal Hayes, arranged to view’ the parade from the stops of St. Patrick's Cathe dral. Former Gov. Alfred E. Smith. Mayor Walker, Police Commissioner Whalen and Maj. Gen. William N. Haskell, com mander of the New York National Guard, representing Gov. Roosevelt, were among those assigned to the of ficial reviewing stand. The American Association for Recog nition of the Irish Republic voted not to participate in the parade, but plan ned to honor St. Patrick tonight with a ball at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. NEW HEAD OF POLICE FROM RANKS URGED Hesse Commended for His Work by Glover Park Association in Resolution. Meeting in the Industrial Home School last night, the Glover Park Cit izens' Association adopted a resolution urging the District Commissioners to appoint a man from the ranks of the Police Department to succeed Maj. Edwin B. Hesse, retiring superintendent. J. E. Poole, who introduced the reso lution, declared it would strengthen the morale of the force to select a man to fill the position from a large number of capable police. Maj. Hesse was commended for his work in the department in a resolution which authorized Ben C. McQuay. sec retary of the organization, to send a letter expressing regret at his retire ment. Declaring street car service in the vicinity was inadequate, the association will request the Public Utilities Com mission to exert influence in having the bus line extended from Thirty-seventh and T streets to Glover Park.