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<U. g Weather Bureau forecast.) Fair Hind not quite so cool tonight and tomorrow 1 : lowest temperature to night about 48 degrees. Temperatures: Highest. 81. at 4 p.m. yesterday: lowest. 44. at 8 a.m. today. Full report on page 10. doting N. Y. Markets, Paget 14 and 15 XT *2l ICQ JNO. 01,100. SHIP COMPANIES ' HIRED SHEARER AS GENEVA OBSERVER Head of New York Concern Tells Senate Probers He Had No Other Duties. CLINTON L. BARDO FIRST , WITNESS Tff BE HEARD Committee Told Firm Not Inter ested in Failure of Naval Conference. BY G. GOULD LINCOLN. Flat denial that William B. Shearer had been employed at the Geneva naval limitation conference in 1927, in any other capacity than as “an observer and recorder" by his company was made ’ today by L. Bardo, president of the New York Shipbuilding Co. Mr. Bardo was the first witness in the senatorial investigation of charges that Shearer was employed by three Ameri can shipbuilding companies to help break down the Geneva naval confer ence. In face of repeated questions by members of the committee. Mr. Bardo insisted that his company had been interested merely In the "trend” of the conference, and that it had not been interested in its failure. Senator Robinson of Arkansas de clared that it was beyond his compre hension how the shipbuilding company could have been interested in the trend ’ of the conference and not in its fail ure. The ship company official stuck to his guns, however. He said that his company and the shipbuilding industry generally was interested in the trend ol the conference because of their con tracts for the construction of naval ves sels and because of the contracts pend ing. Agreed to Pay $25,000. Mr. Bardo testified that his com pany had joined with the Newport News Shipbuilding ic Dry Dock Co. and Beth lehem Shipbuilding Corporation in an agreement to pay Snearer $25,000 to Bet as an observer for them at the Geneva conference. Under examination the witness said that the shipbuilding com panies had employed Shearer to give them the facts of what was developing at the conference. He added later that Shearer had not given them anything in the way of information which they did not get from the newspapers. Shearer's employment by the ship building companies, Mr. Bardo told the committee, was discontinued by a letter sent to him at the Hotel Hamilton here, terminating the contract. The letter waa addressed to Mr. Shearer by Henry C. Hunter, an attorney for the eastern shipbuilders. Shearer and his attorney. Judge Daniel F. Cohalan, attended the open ing of the investigation. Before it got under way. Judge Cohalan urged upon* the committee that it was only fair and in accordance with the precedents to hear Shearer first. The committee, however, proceeded with the investi gation of shipbuilding officials, although Chairman Shortridge announced that Shearer probably would be called and given an opportunity to make a full statement. Mr. Bardo told the committee that the shipbuilding companies had had no written contract with Shearer. He was employed, Mr. Bardo said, as the result of a conference in New York attended bv representatives of the companies. Mr. Hunter and Shearer. Mr. Bardo testified that he considered the sum paid Shearer too • large, but that he had allowed his judgment to be swayed by the representatives of the other companies. Shearer’s reports, the wit ness told the committee, had not cov ered the subject for which he was em ployed. Mr. Bardo characterized some of the reports as "bunk” and said that they had been filed by his secretary in, some instances without his ever seeing them. The witness said, in reply to a ques tion. that Shearer's employment had been definitely discontinued because Shearer apparently was seeking to fasten himself permanently on the ship building company. Reports Not Intelligent. The witness said that he himself had been “through with Shearer.’’ “Why were you through with him?” asked Senator Robinson. VI have never been accustomed to waste much time with a fellow who didn’t do what he was told to do.” re plied Mr. Bardo. “He didn’t send in telligent reports on the trend of the conference as he was assigned to do.” Another reason given by Mr. Bardo for being "through ’ with Shearer was the publication in a New York newspaper of a dispatch written by Shearer pur porting to give the "inside story of the intrigue at Geneva.” Shearer was rep resented as having been at the Geneva conference in the employ of American patriotic societies. Mr. Bardo insisted thlt Shearer "couldn’t ride two horses at the same time.” i Shearer Arrives Early. William B. Shearef, about whom the whole investigation revolves, appeared at the committee room half an hour before the hearing began today and took a seat reserved for spectators. Mr. Shearer has not yet been summoned by the committee, but it is expected will be heard after the officials of the ship building corporations which employed him have given their testimony. Mr. Shearer was joined in the com mittee room by Judge Daniel F. Co halan of New York, his attorney. Mr. Shearer declined to make any state ment for publication at this time. “I have nothing to say,” said Mr. (Continued on Page 5, Column 1.) BASE BALL TEAMS OF BROTHERS MEET IN 4-GAME WORLD SERIES > ‘ Nines Clash Tomorrow in Wyoming Town for First Two Contests and Then Go to Illinois. By the Associated Press. HAWK SPRINGS. Wyo.. September * 20 —Two base ball teams composed en tirely of brothers are to play a world series of their own starting tomorrow. Ont team Is the Marlatt Brothers oi Hawk Springs and the other is the f. Stanzak Brothers of Waukegan. HI. Hawk Springs will be the scene of the Entered as second class matter post office Washington. T>. C. SHEARER APPEARS AT HEARING (e* .— — —T” ~ Wtftiam B. Shearer (left) and his attorney. Daniel F. Cohalan, of New York (right), as they appeared at the Senate investigation today into charges that Shearer was hired by shipbuilding interests to influence the Geneva arms con ference. —Star Staff Photo. JAIL BREAK HALTS TRIAL OF STRIKERS Judge at Marion, N. C., Stops Case When One of Six De fendants Escapes. By the Associated Press. MARION. N C.. September 20 —The trial of Alfred Hoffman, South repre sentative of the United Textile Work ers. and five associates, charged with inciting a rebellion and insurrection against the State, was declared a mis trial this morning after it was dis covered that J. Hugh Hall, one of the defendants, had sawed his way out of the jail and had escaped. On learning of the jail delivery Judge John H. Harwood announced the trial could not continue because Hall and the other defendants were under joint indictment. He said he would notify Gov. O. Max Gardner and ask for a special term in which to try the men. The trial was begun yesterday. The jury had been selected and the second witness was on the stand at adjourn ; ment time last night. Hall escaped ' with three other men. Ernest Brown ing, charged with fighting; Frank Wells, chirged with making , liquor, and Tur ner Harris, charged with temporary larceny of an automobile. Hall was a resident of Marion and not employed In textile work. He, with Hoffman, Lawrence Hogan, union lead er; Wes Fowler, Will Russell and Del • Lewis, strikers, were on trial as a re sult of disorders on August 1® in con nection with a textile strike. Sheriff Adkins and a group of his deputies were attached when they attempted .to halt a group of organizers and strikers from moving a worker’s furniture out of a house. Although 54 were indicted, only 6 were called for trial this week. • ' 500 BULLETS FIRED DURING RUM BATTLE Cutter and Steel-Armored Ale Run iner Clash With Machine Guna on Lake Ontario. By the Associated Press ROCHESTER, N. Y„ September 20 Five hundred shots were exchanged In a running machine gun battle between a Coast Guard cutter and a steel armored ale runner on Lake Ontario, four miles off Pultneyville, Wayne County, early today. A report of the encounter was made by Motor Machinist's Mate Hollin Veley, commander of the Government boat, upon return to the Summerville Coast Guard station, near here, a few hours later. No one was injured as far as is known. The smuggler, speedier of the two craft, made her getaway, the Coast Guardsmen reported, Mate Veley es timated her speed at 40 miles an hour. The encounter, which took place near the mouth of Bear Creek raged for 45 minutes. According to Veley. the Government boat surprised the smuggler as the lat , ter was about to unload a cargo of what he took to be ale. ISSUE STORM WARNING. New Orleans Bureau Reports Inde pendent of That From Washington. NEW ORLEANS, September 20 (>P).— The New Orleans Weather Bureau today issued the following storm warning, which, it was explained, had no con nection with the tropical disturbance reported by the Washington Weather Bureau north of Porto Rico: “Small craft warnings ordered at 8:20 a.m„ Mobile to Apalachicola. Fla. Fresh, possibly strong northeasterly to easterly winds Friday and early Friday night ” v first two games. The other two will be played in Waukegan September 28 and , 29. If they break even in the four . games the teams will then a 1 neutral diamond to decide me world brothers' title. The Marlatts, who represent Hawk Springs in the North Platte' Valley League, range from 19 to,AS years of age. The youngest Stans# brother is 16 and the oldest S 3. i V Jf y WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION \^/ WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1929-FIFTY-SIN PAGES. ** SENATE WATCHING ; NAVY NEGOTIATIONS Refrain From Comment While j President Continues Talks on Arms Cut. By the Asxociated Press. Virtually playing a lone hand In his; naval limitations negotiations with Great Britain so far. President Hoover j nevertheless is under the eye of a watchful. If silent, Senate, the court of last review on the contemplated treaty for armaments restriction. Privately. * and apparently sincerely, all factions in the Senate profess a de sire for success. in naval limitations ef fort. and for this reason the members explain they are refraining from discus sion at this time. Mr. Hoover, however, will have to deal with some varying views in the Benate on the subject, and whether he will fol low the policy of President Harding in the 1921 naval conference and have the chamber represented on the American delegation in the negotiations is un known. ... Consulted, Borah. While he consulted several times with Chairman Borah of the Senate foreign relations committee on the subject of naval limitations in the early stages of the discussions with Premier MacDon ald. the President apparently has con ferred with none of the Senate in the more recent developments. Senator Borah, an opponent of the 15-cruiser bill enacted at the last ses sion. made It clear to Mr. Hoover that he was interested in a naval conference if some actual reductions were to be sought in the number of ships of Great Britain and the United States. The inference drawn from the Idaho Sen ator's position was that, if limitation was to be accomplished without reduc tion in the present strength of the Brit ish and American navies, he was not particularly concerned about the forth coming conference. Presenting a somewhat different view, the strong Navy group in the Senate aDparently has a considerable number of votes. Headed by Chairman Hale of the naval committee and Senator Swan son of Virginia, the ranking Democrat, this force will be Insistent that any agreement reached with Great Britain provide strictly for an equality of the two navies. Dislikes. British Flan. Without talking for publication, some of this group are frowning on the pro gram discussed in London which would restrict the American 8-inch cruisers to 18. This problem is about the last point of difference so far between Mr: MacDonald and the President, and In dications are that it may go over to the forthcoming conference for decision. Should Mr. Hoover decide upon Sen ate representation ih the American delegation he would undoubtedly turn to Borah, who would have charge of a treaty In the Senate, and either Robin son of Arkansas, the Democratic leader and a member of the foreign relations committee, or Senator Swanson of Vir- ranking Democratic member. All three of the Senitors tre known as Independent thinkers and workers. Borah, on the one hand. Is not con cerned primarily over parity with Great Britain. He wants Great Britain to sink some of her ships, if parity is nec essary. and he wants smaller navies. Both Robinson and Swanson are strong defense advocates and among those who would insist upon a well understood basis providing for naval equality be tween England and America. Ships Withdrawn. Pointing to the eventual reduction of America’s large preponderance over Great Britain In destroyer strength, the Navy Department has ordered 53 ship* of this class withdrawn from the battle and scouting fleets. They will be replaced with destroyers drawn from a reserve of 159 now tied up at San Diego and Philadelphia, but these, too, eventually will be decommis sioned and the American and British Navies, which now have, respectively, 262 and 184 snips of this class, will thus be brought closer to parity in that category. The 53 ships ordered decommissioned, like most of the others, were constructed during the World War. The Navy never regarded them as satisfactory, however. Wnd after their 10 years of service the engines and boilers have reached a point where repairs are considered un economical. The ships at San Diego and Phila delphia from which replacements will be drawn have been tied up for about the same period. Navy experts, how ever, regard them as superior to those now being retired, and they have been maintained in good condition. JURY RESUMES STUDY. NEW BRAUNFELS, Tex., September 20 (JP). —The Jury of 12 farmers trying Mrs. Rebecca Bradley Rogers, former co-ed, for robbing the Farmers’ National Bank at DU da, Tex., in 1920, resumed deliberations today. The jury had been locked up late last night when its fore- i men reported there seemed no possibll' ity of an agreement. Radio Programs—Page 38 17 PERSONS PERISH IN DETROIT NIGHT CLUB CATASTROPHE Fifty Others Injured When Blaze Sweeps Place, Throw ing Patrons Into Panic. i j THIRTY FOUND PILED IN TINY DRESSING ROOM Proprietor, Who Attributes Cause of Fire to Business Bivals, Held for Investigation. * By th» Associated Press: DETROIT. September 20.—The death list In the fire that early today swept through the Study Club, a cabaret In East Vernor Highway, was Increased to 17 shortly before noon with the death of an unidentified woman In Receiving Hospital. Fifty others are in hospitals with injuries. The latest victim wore a ring bear- I ing the initials “L. J. K.” ! One hundred and thirty patrons and forty employes, including entertainers, were in the night club when flames broke through the wall at the first floor and swept up the main stairway, cut* ting off the only means of egress. Marten Cohen, proprietor of the club, was ordered held for investigation by Duncan G. McCrea, assistant prosecutor, who took statements from more than a dosen entertainers and employes who were brought to police headquarters. "There is evidence of criminal negli gence here and 1 am going to And out who was responsible." McCrea said. "This place was a fire trap. There were 1 not adequate means for escape, and j some one must be responsible.” Patrolman James McGuire, who dis covered the blaze, ran to a nearby Are box and returned to find the flames j and smoke roaring up the staircase. Be fore patrons and employes were aware of their ganger the lire was upon them. A cigarette girl was suffocated by the hot fumes as she stood in the center of the dance floor and dropped down over her tray. Her body was found by flremen. Many patrons rushed for safety Into a small dressing room. 7 by It feet, in the rear of the building. Thirty of them were found piled unconscious In the tiny space when flremen broke into the room. Several of them weft dead. Others were badly injured. * Interior in Rains. The Interior of. the building was ruined, but the exterior presented an almost unblemished appearance, save for brr#cen windows and a fire-escape which hangs useless, a mockery to those who ventured to trust it as an exit. Cohen and Robert Jackson, master of ceremonies, were closeted with police this morning. Cohen attributed the fire to: rivals In business. The Study Club had been operating for about a year and had prospered. Situated on Vernon highway, about six blocks from the heart of the city and just off Wood ward avenue, the main north-and-south artery of Detroit, it had acquired a wide reputation. « Cohen was not in the place at the time of the fire. Another night club, the Lido, had its opening last night and he had gone to participate, he told police. Windows Were Covered. Firemen who tried to enter the build ing through windows found .that the window openings had been covered on the inside with wall boatd. All windows on the second floor had thus been closed, they asserted. As flremen and volunteer rescuers carried out victims taxicabs which had been parked in a lot next to the build ing took them to hospitals. Squads of ambulances arrived soon after the Are apparatus. At Receiving Hospital 20 men and 30 women were checked In within an hour (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) ROMANS CELEBRATE END OF CHURCH RULE Capture of City From Papal State 59 Years Ago Is Com memorated. By the Associated Press. ROME, September 20.—With the Italian flag floating from schools, bar racks and public buildings and the city at large decorated, Rome today cele brated the fifty-ninth anniversary of Its capture by the troops of Victor Emmanuel 11, thus ending the old tem poral power of the papacy. Surprise was caused by the announce ment of an official program of celebra tion in view of the lateran treaties ne gotiated this year to solve "the Roman question.” It had been .taken for granted that, in view of the concilia tion of church and state, there would be no official municipal commemora tion. The only change in the program is that the government itself did not participate in the celebration. liquidations will end GILBERT’S WORK ABROAD Agent General of Separations Ar rives on Mauretania for Week's Vacation in New York. By th* Associated Press. NEW YORK, September 20.—S. Par ker Gilbert, agent general of repara tions, arrived here today on the liner Mauretania for a week’s vacation in New York and said that once the Young r i«n of reparations payment was put bite effect his work would, be ended. He attempted to keep his visit secret, his name being withheld from the liner’s ; passenger list, but he was recognized . ou shipboard.. < “My work at present is liquidating I the affairs of the and when ’ that is done I shall permanently to the United States,said. « FIVE ARE INDICTED IN CALHOUN CASE W. Clark Noble and Others Accused of Conspiracy to Blackmail Promoter. Five persons, including W. Clark Noble, internationally known sculptor, j and his wife and James F. Bird, an 1 attorney, were charged today in an in- j dictment handed down by the grand : jury with conspiracy to blackmail Capt. ! Clarence C. Calhoun and his wife. Mrs. Cornelia D. B. Calhoun, socially promi nent and sponsors of the Women's Uni versal Alliance. Others named in the indictment are: Anna M. Hillenbrand, a nurse, and Stephen A. Armstrong, jr. They were recentljwarrested when the Calhouns complained to the Federal I authorities, the Department of Justice j acting in the case. The indictment alleges that frpm January 1.1 M», to August 8. 1929. the quintet did "unlawfully and feloni ously cortkpire, combine, confederate and agree among themselves and with divers other persons to the grand jurors aforesaid unknown to commit va-; rious offenses against the United States—that is to say, to commit va rious acts, made offenses against the United States by section 819 of the Code of Law of the District of Colum bia, commonly known as the blackmail statute.” Extortion Plot Charged. The grand jury charges that the de -1 fendants with other unknown persons ■ agreed to accuse and threatened to ac j cuse other persons, "to wit, one Clarence C. Calhoun and Mrs. Cornelia D. B. Calhoup. of certain crimes and of cer tain conduct which, if proved, would tend to disgrace the said Clarence C. Calhoun and the said Cornelia D. B. Calhoun and each of them and subject them and each of them to the ridicule and contempt of society, with intent on the part of them, the said defendants, to extort from the said Clarence Cal houn and the said Cornelia D. B. Cal houn a large sum of money, to wit, $100.0011.” The dature of the alleged agreement, the . grand jury said, was in substance (hat the defendants would unlawfully threaten the Calhouns that, unless they agreed to pay the defendants a large sum, the accused would cause to be published in the public press that the Calhouns "had diverted and converted to their own personal use large sums of money, the property of a certain organ ization in body corporate known as, to wit, the Woman's Universal Alliance.” The defendants are accused by the grand Jury of threatening unless the Calhouns paid them SIOO,OOO to pub lish against them "one of the greatest scandals the country had ever seen.” The grand jury likewise declares the defendants plotted to unlawfully threaten the Calhouns that unless they paid over SIOO,OOO the defendants "in the publishing of certain statements would be nasty and venomous and would make It as terrible as they could aird would publish and would cause to be published" accusations of various nttadr crimes, acts and conduct, which, "if true, would tend to disgrace the Calhouns.” MEXICANRUM GANG REPULSED BY PATROL More Than 300 Rounds of Ammu nition Fired by TT. S. Officers in • Two Pitched Battle*. By the Associated Press. EL PASO, Tex., September 20.—More than 300 rounds of ammunition were fired by United States border patrolmen in two pitched battles with a band of Mexican rum runners on Cordova Is land, near here, last night. The rum runners were repulsed in their attempt to bring a hiig cargo of liquor across the Rio Orande. Three Mexicans, two of them 15-year old "spotters,” were arrested and two of the smugglers, apparently wounded, were seen crawling Into the brush on the Mexican side. The smuggling band numbered more I than 30 men. officers estimated. They j returned the fire of the border patrol- I men briskly, but none of the officers l was wounded. More than 50 gallons of ! liquor were confiscated. 30 REPORTED DROWNED. MEXICO CITY, September 20 (AT). — A special dispatch to La Prensa from Guadalajara today said that 30 per sons had been drowned near Puerto Vallarta, State ot Jalisco, when a motor boat capsized in a severe storm. The victims were employes of the Mont gomery Fruit Co. of Ixtapa. Jalisco, who lytd been to Vallara for their holidays and were returning home. HORSESHOE TOURNEY FINALS WILL BE PLAYED TOMORROW Leaders From Maryland, Virginia and Washington to Meet on Plaza Playground Court. Thr»>e horseshoe pitchers—all that survive of a starting field of 3.000 in The Washington Star s metropolitan tournament—will have it out tomorrow on the Plaza Playground court for the championship of Washington. Northern Virginia | and Southern Maryland. It will be the grand finale of the largest sport event I for adults ever held in this section of the country. Play mill start at 3 o'clock. An amphitheater of bleachers has been erected on the Plaza through the I instrumentality of Mrs. Susie Root Rhodes, playground superintendent, and : there will be barnyard golf fans from afar to help fill it. F STREET PARKING BAN IS ORDERED i || Commissioners Also Approve Other Recommendations Submitted by Harland. Parking on the south side of F street between • Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets was abolished today by the j District Commissioner?. The regula : tion, however, will not become effective i for 10 days. The Commissioners also approved a I ; number of other recommendations of j Traffic Director Harland restricting ; parking conditions on Rhode Island j avenue between Scott Circle and Twelfth street northeast and other congested thoroughfares. The F street parking ban. during all , hours of the day and night, was adopted ; as a substitute for Inspector Brown s i original plan forbidding cruising taxi- : cabs to enter the street, as one way of j relieving what is perhaps one of the most congested blocks in the city. / Glasses Compulsory. Another amendment to the traffic regulatlpns provides that no person with imperfect vision can operate a car without wearing properly fitted glasses. The reason for this order was based on a number of recent arrests of j motorists for not wearing their glasses ; while driving, although their operators permit Mentions their imperfect vision. The Commissioners also acted today to abolish traffic nuisances in the resi dential district by forbidding commer cial vehicles to park alongside or in the rear of private dwellings or apart ments. They are already forbidden to park in front of such dwelling. Parking on the north side of Rhode Island avenue from North Capitol street to Sixteenth street at Scott Circle was j abolished froirf Bto 9:IS a.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. From Scott. Circle to Connectivut ave- I nue parking will be allowed for two , hours between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. On Rhode Island avenue from North : Capitol street to Twelfth street north- | east, parking is abolished on the north side from 8 to 9:15 a.m. and on the south side Irom 4 to 6 p.m. lowa Circle Rules. Restrictions affecting lowa Circle for bid parking along the Inside curb at any time and along the outside curb during the early morning and late afternoon rush hours. Carroll street southwest between First and Second streets was made a one-way street for east-bound traffic. Parking on the south side of C street between Seventh and Ninth streets southwest w’as ordered abolished to cut down the number of accidents occur ring in that area. A one-hour parking limit was estab lished for the south side of Benning road southeast, from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.. except for a short commercial district between Fifteenth street and the alley alongside of # 1515. TWO DIE IN BLAST. Gasoline Explosion Wrecks Garage in Winnipeg. WINNIPEG, September 20 (A*).—Ex ' plosion of a gasoline tank in a down town garage today claimed two lives. ! Fire, spreading almost Instantly through ! the building, one block from Winnipeg’s main intersection, wrecked the structure and delayed recovery of the bodies. The dead are Frank Martin. 30. and Richard Hughes, 29, both of Winnipeg. ■ ' ■— • ■ - and Gypiies Clash. BADAJOZ, Spain, September 20 UP).— The civil governor today announced that he had received advices informing hh i that the civil guard had repelled an attack by a band of gypsies at DeheM Las Matas, near Carmoniza, shooting and killing a gypsy man. woman and child. The list of the tribe took refuge in the mouHklns. The only evening, paper in Washington with the Associated Press news service. Ye*ter3ay’* Circulation, 105,536 (JP) Mean* Associated Press. They are coming in from Maryland to root for Millard E. Peake of Bethesda, an ex-sheriff, whose cool courage stood him in stead when the battle for the i Southern Maryland championship waxed ! hot. and from Virginia to cheer on Alexander A. Kirchner of Barcroft, , whose struggle for the Northern Vir ginia crown was more trying even than Peake’s. Capital’s Champion. Carrying the hopes of the Nation's I Capital will be Charles A. Port, a Gov ernment chemist, who la distinguished as the only finalist who has yet to lose ! a match. Once along the way to the big wind-up Peake qualified for higher competition by being a runner-up, and so did Kirchner, and ghe trail behind the Washington man is strewn with many more victims than accounted for by the other two. However, F<jrt is not a favorite as the horseshoe pitchers talk dope. For that (Continued on Page 45, Column 5.) EIGHT INJURED WHEN CHINESE CREW RIOTS j Two American and One Filipino Customs Agents Victims of Mob From Ship. i ry the Associated Press. MANILA. September 20.—Eight per sons. including two American and one Filipino customs inspectors and five , Chinese, were injured in a riot that be- I gan here today when members of the J Chinese crew of the British steamer j Tascalusa tried to fight their way ; i ashore. Swarming over the side of the vessel,! j the Chinese attacked the customs in -1 spectors with knives and clubs. None | of the eight persons was seriously in jured. The trouble started when the Chinese decided to show their resentment against an order preventing them from landing. The Tascalusa was unloading a consignment of oil for the Army here. MESSENGER MISSING WITH BANK’S $512,000 Disappears With Securities Obtain ed by Employer's Check for 1400,000. * the Associated Press. NEW YORK, September 20.—R. V. Hiscoe & Co., brokers, notified police today that one of their messengers had disappeared with securities valued at $512,000. Police said the messenger. Milton Alter, was sent to the bank with a check for $400,000 to get the securities. He was to wait lor other clerks to escort him back to the office. When his escort arrived Alter already had obtained the securities, police said, and disappeared. He still was missing two hours later. CAPITAL POLICE CENSOR LINES OF "FRONT PAGE” AT NATIONAL * '' Change Is Ordered in Spite of Management’s Protest Against Substituting Words. Capt. Trank Burke of the first pre cinct today orders a revision of certain lines in the newspaper farce. “The Front Page,” now playing j»t the Na tional Theater. Revisions were ordered to eliminate certain remarks which, the police of ficial said, bordered on vulgarity. The management protested, however, on the ground that the changes) would spoil TWO CENTS. HAYNES INDICTED FOR ALLEGED FALSE BANKING ENTRIES Former President of Farmers & Mechanics’ Is Accused in Eight Counts. OCCUPIED PROMINENT PLACE IN D. C. CIRCLES Variance in Figures Is Charged in True Bills Voted by Grand Jury. Harry V. Haynes, former president of the Farmers & Mechanics’ National Bank of Georgetown and once a presi dent of the District Bankers’ Associa tion, was indicted by the grand jury today on eight counts charging false entries and misapplication of the bank's moneys. The bank is now a branch of the Riggs National, which took it over six months ago. -Haynes resigned about a year ago. On June 14 Mrs. Louise T. Chambers of the Wardman Park Hotel filed a suit for damages against Haynes, charging that he had "dissipated her entire ; fortune” through a series of allegedly ! unauthorized financial transactions. She asked for an order compelling Haynes to reimburse her. Charge* $280,900 Loss. Mrs. Chambers asserted that she not only lost stock totaling in present market value about $140,000, but was induced to sign blank notes making her indebted to the bank for *140,000. She advised the court that she “was never informed Jier money had been un profltably invested or that any material loss had accrued to her and was whollv without knowledge that the defendant had squandered and dissipated her en tire fortune until October 3. 1928." Haynes had resigned as president of the bank two weeks before. The first count of the indictment charges Haynes with unlawfully and felonously causing to be entered in a book called "note register. No. 3.” a “certain false entry.” which in effect declared that the total of the loans and discounts of the bank made and re newed on August 18, 1927. was ' *15,943.18. when he knew the true total of the loans and discounts on that day was *40.943.18. by reason of the fact that a loan of *25.000 had been made by the bank to him. Second Difference Cited. The second count charges Haynes i with having on August 24 caused to be made in a book called “note register No. 3” another allegedly false entry, designed to show that the totals of the loans and discounts of the bank made and renewed on August 18, 1927. on August 24, 1927, included, was I *78,289.18. The true amount, the indictment al leges. was *101.289.18. The third account asserts that on I December 31, 1927, Haynes caused to be made “unlawfully and feloniously” an entry in one of the bank's books known as “general cash settlement No. 4,” an allegedly false entry, declaring that “the . i third paying and receiving teller of said member bank, at the close of business on December 31. 1927. there, had in his ,teller’s cage a sum of *14.416.77 in cash.” when Haynes knew this to be false. The true entry, the indictment al leges, should have been *8.047.38. The grand jury contends in the fourth count that on December 31, 1927. Haynes caused to be made in one of i the bank's books, known as “General Cash Settlement, No. 4,” an allegedly i false entry “that the note teller of i said member bank, at the close of busi j ness on December 31, 1927. there had In his teller’s cage the sum of *17.919.20 ; in cash.” when the true amount in cash I should have been *1.218.86. The indictment charges that Havnes knew that the sum of *17.919.20 “then : included two certain memorandums and cash items.’ one of *12.500 and the other of *4,200.34,” which were not cash; “as he. the said Harry V. Haynes ' well knew, the tenor of which, said I memorandums respectively is to said grand jurors unknown, but which said ( memorandums, then and there repre sented improper charges to the cash ac count of said member bank of *12,500, made July 28, 1927. and *4,200.34. made on December 31, 1927, for the benefit and at the direction of him. the said Harry V. Haynes.” The grand jury charges that Haynes knew the entry of $17,919.20 should have been *1,218.86. I* Reported Out of City. Haynes could not be reached at his home, 6 East Melrose street. Chevy Chase. Md.. today. There was no response at the residence telephone. He is reported to have been out of the city the greater part of the Summer. Haynes was elected to the presidencj of the Farmers & Mechanics’ Na tional Bank, in Georgetown, in 1919, when the institution was located on the southeast corner of Thirty-first and M streets. Later, during his administra tion. the bank erected a new building at the corner of M street and Wiscon sin avenue. Several months ago Mr. Haynes resigned as president of the bank and the Riggs National Bank car ried out merger plans, making the Farmers & Mechanics’ National a I branch office. During the nine years he was at the helm of the Farmers &<Mechanics’ Na ; tionai Bank, Mr. Haynes was one of the leading bankers in the city. He started his carreer in finance with Riggs, as a stenographer, and pushed himself forward rapidly into positions of greater importance. Five years ago he was president of the District of Co lumbia Bankers’ Association, having . (Continued on Page 2, Column 7.) the characterizations and take the “punch” out of the show. Capt. Burke's action followed the re- * ceipt of complaints and a personal in vestigation. Accompanied by a police woman viewed the'Wednesday night performance. » Although a number of changes hat! been made in “The Front Page” before its Washington premiere, Capt. Burke said further revision is necessary to 1 meet police approval.