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<U s. Weather Bureau Forecast.)
Partly cloudy, continued cooKAonight;
tomorrow increasing cloudiness.
Temperatures: Highest, 62. at 2:30
p.m. yesterday; lowest. 39, at 7 a.m.
Full report on page 9. •
Closing N. Y. Markets, Pages 14 and 15
Entered as second class matter
)>o.s'. office. Washington. D. C.
O. 1.
Earnshaw Seeks to Make lt|
Two in Row for Philadel-1
priia.—Malone Fans Three'
in First Inning.
Philadelphia Hurler Halts Promis
ing Rally by Striking Out Horns
by and Cuyler—Weather More !
Suitable for Foot Ball Than i
Ease Ball.
Athletic.-.. Cubs.
Bishop, 2b. McMillan, 3b.
Haas, c.f. English, s.s.
Cochrane, c. Hornsby, 2b.
Simmons, l.f. Wilson, c.f.
Foxx, lb. Cuyler, r.f.
Miller, r.f. Stephenson, l.f.
Dykes, 3b. Grimm, lb.
Boley, s.s. Taylor, c.
Earnshaw, p. Malone, p.
Umpires—Dineen (American) at
plate. Moran (National), first; Van
Graflin (American), second; Klem
(.National), third.
Sports Editor ol The Star.
CHICAGO, October 9.—Philadel
phia was leading Chicago in the
third inning of the second game
of the world series here this after
The score was 3 to 0.
Malone, seeking to emulate
Ehmke, his teammate’s nemesis
of yesterday, fanned three of the
first four batters to face him.
The fourth, Cochrane, who batted
third, walked after a 3 and 2
English, who hobbled two yes
terday cnotributing to the Cubs’!
defeat was given a great hand by
the crowd and thanked them by
smacking out a double to left in
the first inning.
Earnshaw. Connie Mack’s selec
tion vetoed English’s bid for a run
by fanning Hornsby and Cuyler.
who struck out twice each yester r
Malone came back in the sec
ond inning to nearly duplicate
this by retiring Earnshaw on
strikes with two on, ending the
Athletics’ frame.
Foxx knocked cut his second
homer of the series in the third
inning, scoring Cochrane and
Simmons ahead of him to put the
Athletics well in the lead.
The biggest winners in their respec
tive leagues were opponents in the sec
ond game of the world series. George
Earnshaw, lanky right-hander who ac
counted for 23 victories in the course of
the regular campaign, was nominated
by Manager Connie Mack to pitch so”
the Athletics in an effort to make it
two in a row and he was pitted against
Pat Malone, the burly orthodox flinger
who amassed one less victory for the
Cubs during the championship season.
Low-hanging clouds totally obscured
the sun and a stiff breeze blowing in
off Lake Michigan made the capacity ]
crowd of about 50,000 in Wrigley Park
shiver in its overcoats and ulsters.
Temperature was even lower than yes- j
terday and to the fans seemed not much j
above the freezing point. The umpires,
whose tardiness in arriving made yes
terday’s game about 15 minutes late in
getting under way, reported promptly,
and, following their confab with Capt.
Eddie Collins of the Athletics and Capt.
Charley Grimm of the Cubs, the contest
started right on time.
ATHLETICS—MaIone missed the
plate with his first to Bishop. He got
the next one over, was wide again and
then strike two was called. Ball three
followed, and after fouling off a cou
ple, Bishop missed for the third strike.
Malone’s first four pitches to Haas were
evehly divided, two balls and two strikes.
Ball three wide, and Haas then also
succumbed on strikes as he swung for
the third, as the crowd yelled. Cochrane !
carried Malone to the long count and
then got his base on balls when the
next pitch came over low, Simmons
fouled for strike one, then missed the
Second, and then had strike three called
on him, and Malone had the distinction
of whiffing the side. Simmons protested j
the last strike, but to no avail. No
CHICAGO —Earnshaw’s first pitch to
McMillan was a called strike. He
missed the second one. and after taking
one ball, he grounded to Boley. Woody i
English, whose two errors figured In the
Cubs’ defeat yesterday, was generously
applauded as he came to bat. Eam
shaw got him in a hole with two straight
strikes, and following one ball and a
couple of fouls, English lined a clean
double to deep left, the first hit of the
ball game, as the assemblage howled.
Hornsby fouled Earnshaw’s first pitch,
and missed the next one, then was set
down on strikes when he again failed
to connect with the ball. A strike was
sandwiched in between two balls to Wil
son. Two more wide ones followed, and
Hack drew a pass. Earnshaw had Cuy
ler at a disadvantage with two strikes
and one ball, and after fouling one off
Kiki went down swinging. No runs.
ATHLETICS —Foxx hit the first ball
pitched to English. Grimm had to
stretch at full length to catch his wide
tlirow with one hand. He kept his foot
on the sack as he was sprawled on the
ground. Miller popped weakly to Grimm.
Dykes had Malone in a hole with three
balls and one strike, when he took an
other and then fouled one off, and then
walked on a wide one. The first two
strikes on Boley were fouled. These
were offset by a pair of wide ones, and
two more followed, and Boley then
spanked a clean single to right, send
ing Dykes to third. It was Boley’s first
hit of the series, and the first safety on
Malone. Earnshaw fanned on succes
sive strikes. No runs.
CHICAGO—After a count of one and
cne Stephenson bounded sharply to
Bishop. Grimm also had one ball and'
cne strike, when he slashed a single
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Strangles Girl
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Inquiry Into Grand Jury’s
Charges Against Police
Turns Unexpectedly.
The municipal Inquiry into the grand
jury’s charges of inefficiency against the
Detective Bureau for its handling of the
McPnerson case took an unexpected
turn today as the Department of Jus
tice continued to follow the myriad
clues which may lead to the eventual
solution of the mysterious death of Mrs.
Virginia McPherson.
For nearly atf hour the investigating
beard, composed of Corporation Counsel
William W. Bride and Maj Donald A.
Davison, assistant engineer commission
er. was closeted with the District Com
missioners, discussing various phases
of its probe, which thus far has failed
to be productive of any apparent tan
gible results through the unwillingness
of most of the members of the grand
jury to testify.
Secrecy Hides Conference.
A decided air of secrecy enveloped the
conference, but the Commissioners let
it be known that an announcement of
importance probably would be made at
i the District Building some time this
afternoon that would reveal the pur
pose of their session with Bride and
Davison. The developments In the In
quiry in the past few days have been
so upset that no one would hazard a
prediction as to the purport of the an
There were indications, however,
that the Commissioners had asked the
board for a report, but there were no
intimations as to what it would con
tain. The board prepared a report two
days ago recommending discontinuance
of the inquiry, but it was not accepted
and plans were made to continue the
probe as originally scheduled. Invi
tations were sent by registered mail to
all of the 70 witnesses who testified
before the grand jury. In addition to
members of the coroner’s jury and its
witnesses, to appear before the board
if they had any Information bearing
on the charges against Inspector Wil
lian S’. Shelby and Lieut. Edward J.
Kelly, who were remoyed from the.
detective bureau as a result of the
grand jury’s criticism.
No Session Is Held.
The board' held no session today,
since the list of grand jurors requested
to testify had been exhausted and the
first group of the 70 witnesses called
are not scheduled to appear until 1:30
o’clock tomorrow afternoon.
At the Department of Justice, the
i agents assigned to investigate the Mc-
I Pherson case continued to question wit-
I nesses, but any information they may
! have drawn from them was guarded
! with secrecy. Two of the important wit
nesses interviewed were Inspector Shel
by, who. with Lieut Kelly, was the tar
get of the grand jury’s attack, and Dr.
Adam Kemble, a prominent Washing
ton surgeon, who testified before the
grand jury.
Inspector Shelby spent considerable
time with the Federal agents behind
closed doors, although the Department
of Justice would not deny nor affirm his
presence there. The veteran police
officer also maintained the attitude of
reticence which he adopted when first
put under fire and declined to make
any comment after leaving the depart
ment. '
Shelby Awaits' Vindication.
“I have nothing to say,” declared In
spector Shelby. “I am not saying any
thing now and will have nothing to
j make public until lam vindicated. My
case is in the hands of lawyers and
they advise me to say nothing.”
It was learned, however, that the
Federal agents discussed with Inspector
Shelby only the physical aspects of Mrs.
McPherson’s death and his own con-
I elusions that the nurse was a suicide.
The department, it was said, has
adopted a “hands off” policy with re
spect to the grand jury’s condemnation
of Inspector Shelby and Lieut. Kelly,
and intends to leave this matter entire
j ly In the hands of the District Com
missioners and the board of inquiry ap
pointed to sift the charges.
J. Edgar Hoover, chief of the Bureau
of Investigation of the Department of
Justice, and the agents who are work
ing, refused to discuss reports that
their investigation entailed a trip to
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Trade Board Official Refuses to Violate Eighteenth
Amendment to Satisfy Thirst of Steel Workers. .
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, October 9.—The reason
no American flag fluttered from the
steel skeleton of the Board of Trade
Building today was the eighteenth
amendment to the Constitution.
The flag was to-have been hoisted
yesterday, marking the placing of the
last beams in the structure. Henry A.
Rumsey, broker, clubman and chair
man of the building committee, watched
for hours yesterday for the flag to rise.
, A workman came to tell him all was
' in readiness and that the men were
waiting for the drinks. Mr. Rumsey
wanted to know what drinks.^
... . 3 :
W)t Mbmim Jfef.
Stays With Body 12 Hours
Before Calling Police —Ad-
mits He Was Drunk.
Insurance Salesman Tells Officers
He Could Not Nerve Himself
to Suicide.
In a small room on the eighth floor
of the Roosevelt Hotel on Sixteenth
street, police early today came upon
the tragic sequel to an old story.
Upon one of twin beds lay the life
less body of Marjorie Lucy O’Donnell,
clad in a dark orange evening frock.
She had been strangled to death more
than 12 hours before.
Beside her sat Dexter Churchill Day
ton, sobbing because he had been un
able to summon courage to shoot him
self with the revolver he held in nerve
less fingers.
The young man still wore the trousers
of evening dress. He had removed his
starched shirt because it was blood
Empty Bottles Found in Room.
Nearby on the dresser top were two
empty pint bottles, purported to have
contained bonded rye.
The girl, who was 23, resided with a
sister. Miss Katherine O'Donnell, in an
apartment at 1821 Sixtenth street. She
was an employe of the National Geo
graphic Society.
The young man. who has given police
a full confession of having strangled his
sweetheart, was two years older. He
roomed at 1818 H street, and was em
ployed as salesman by an Insurance
After a formal charge of murder lad
been lodged against him at No. 8 pre
cinct Dayton declared he had no use for
a lawyer, but asked that a Catholic
priest attend him .that he might make a
confession. His request was granted,
and Father J L. Kilkenny, an assistant
at St. Paul's Catholic Church, was called
to the precinct.
Dayton walked into a small room at
the precinct with the priest, and his at
tendants halted in the corridor outside j
the door while the young man confessed.!
In a voluntary statement to police, 1
Dayton said his motive had been !
jealousy, intensified by the quantity of ■
whisky he had consumed since early '
Monday. He said he had repeatedly
entreated Miss O'Donnell to promise to I
marry him, saying he would soon be j
earning enough money to care for them |
both, but that she had as many times |
refused, Indicating that she “might j
marry” another man.
Coroner’s Inquest Tomorrow.
Dayton was taken to police head
quarters in No. 8 precinct patrol this
morning to be photographed and ex
amined. and later was returned to
the precinct pending a coroner’s In
quest. called by Dr. J. Ramsey Nevitt
for 11:30 o’clock tomorrow morning.
What 'Dayton did between the time
he strangled the girl in a fit of lealous
rage, presumably Tuesday morning, and
the hour he called police, apparently is
still clouded in his memory.
He is certain they began to quarrel
shortly after midnight Tuesday. At
that time. Dayton said, he upbraided
the girl for her reluctance to become
engaged to him, and she replied by re
ferring to the other man.
Dayton said he had been drinking
heavily meanwhile, although the girl
had taken only a few drinks. When
he became so incensed he could no
longer control himself, he seized the
girl and they struggled about the room,
finally falling on the bed.
“I woke up later that day,” Dalton
told police.
“It must have been getting on toward
noon, because the sunlight was strong
outside. Then I began to realize what
I had done to the girl who was lying
beside me. The thought was so awful
I made up my mind to kill myself, but
found I couldn’t get up the nerve.
Lost Consciousness Again.’
“I grabbed for the bottle —there
wasn’t much left by that time —in the
hope that it would steel me for the
act. But I couldn't shoot myself, and
after that I lost consciousness again,
perhaps from sleep, perhaps from the
Dayton said he regained consciousness
about 2:30 this morning. He said he
roused himself, sat for a moment con
templating his pistol, then turned it
to his temple and pulled the trigger.
“It wouldn’t go off,” he declared,
“although I snapped the hammer on j
several shells. Then I knew I couldn't j
kill myself and decided to call in the
police. I telephoned for a bellboy; he
came in a moment later, and I told
him to call to the officers.”
In describing the events leading up
to the tragedy, Dayton said he made
a “date” with the girl Saturday'to see
her Saturday night at her home. He
said he called about 9 o’clock, and-at
that time made an engagement to take
her to a local hotel for dinner Monday
Started Drinking Monday.
Dayton declared he started drinking
early Monday morning, and went to the
hotel about 11 a.m. that same day and
registered. He continued drinking dur
ing the afternoon, he said, and later
met the girl, inviting her to come to
his room for drinks before going 6ut
to dine.
Although Miss O’Donnell had never
been to a hotel with him before, Day
ton said, she consented to accompany
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"Just before the flag is raised the
firm always sends up a round of drinks
for everybody,” the workman said.
‘‘The men wouldn’t think of raising the
flag without the usual toast.”
‘‘You go back and tell them that this
time the flag goes up without drinks,”
said Mr. Rumsey. ‘‘There’s a law
against it. I’ll send up coffee and sand
wiches, but I’ll certainly be no party to
breaking the prohibition law.”
The workman went back and re
ported. Mr. Rumsey went back to his
window to watch. Dusk settled upon
the city. Word came back that without
drinks there would be no flag.
There were no drinks—and when the
sun arose this morning there still was
no Asa.
Liquor Shipments to U. S. Are
Expected to Be Denied
Customs Approval.
By the Associated Press.
OTTAWA, October 9 Refusal of
customs clearances for liquor shipments I
for the United States Is foreseen by
government officials here, who profess
to know the attitude of Premier Mc
■ Kenzie King and his cabinet.
Despite the fact that there was no
| announcement regard! g the subject at
tIK close of a meeting of the cabinet
' yesterday, these officials said they be
lieved the ministry had definitely de
! cided in favor of refusing the permits.
"There has been a difference of opin
| ion in the cabinet,” one official said,
i "but no definite split on the subject."
He added that the premier was among
those who favor the ban of liquor clear
He said that some ministers were of
the opinion that refusal of clearances
would not stop the flow of liquor across
the border, but were willing to give the
I plan a trial in view of the fact that
' there is a large body of public opinion :
in favor of it.
I Action along this line would come
! in the form of an empowering act by
Parliament, leaving the government free
to make it effective when it saw fit.
The subject of refusing clearances to
liquor cargoes was discussed at a joint
conference of United States and Ca
nadian officials a year ago, at which
time the Canadians rejected the pro
posal. but agreed to give it further con
Committee to Decide on Proposal
to Investigate Events in
D. C. Department.
The Senate committee on audit and
control is meeting this afternoon to
decide what action should be taken on
the resolution of Senator Blease, Demo
crat of South Carolina, which seeks to
have the Senate District committee in
vestigate recent events In the Police
Department and district attorney's
Senator Deneen of Illinois, chairman
of the audit and control committee,
said he would try to have a meeting at
3 o'clock this afternoon, and If that
I could not be arraffged, a meeting would
I be held tomorrow morning. One of the
j questions which the resolution would
require the District committee to in
vestigate is the suspension of Police
man Robert J. Allen, who started an
independent investigation into the Mc-
Pherson case several weeks ago. Allen
since has been restored to duty by the
Senator Deneen will report to the
Senate soon after the meeting whatever
recommendations his committee makes
on the Blease resolution.
Activities of Those Trying to In
fluence Tariff Will Be Gone
Into First.
By the Associated Press.
The Senate lobby investigating com
mittee probably will meet tomorrow to
organize and map out a course for its
tremendous job.
Senator Caraway, Democrat, of
Arkansas, the chairman of the commit
tee, has announced that first attention
will be given to the activities of those
seeking to influence the pending tariff
The chairman also desires to confine
the Inquiry to those organizations and
individuals who are actually engaged
in attempts to influence legislation,
without touching the other group, for
the time being, which is engaged solely
in the field of propaganda.
, CHICAGO, October 9 (JP).-The en
durance plane Chicago—We Will soared
into its tenth day at 6:52 a.m. today,
with word from its two mystery pilots
that both plane and pilots were capable
of remaining at least 10 more days in
the air. At 6:52 o’clock the plane had
, been aloft 216 hours and had passed by
SV, hours the half-way mark of the
421-hour refueling endurance record of
the St. Louis Robin.
Radio Programs—Page 32
64-Year-Old Mail
May Yet Reach Kin
Os War Prisoners
Arkansas Patriotic Group
to Attempt to Deliver
19 Letters.
By the Associated Press.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., October 9 |
After delay of more than 64 years, an
i attempt will be made to deliver IS
j letters writtten by Confederate prison
ers of the war at Camp Chase, military
prison, Columbus, Ohio, and addressed
to persons then living in Arkansas.
A list of addresses has been sent
to Mrs. John F. Weinmann, president
of Arkansas division. United Daugh
ters of the Confederacy. No reason
was given for delay in delivery, and
it is not known here where the letters
have been all these years.
They were placed in custody of Mrs.
Albert S. Porter, Lakewood, Ohio, by
an act of the Ohio Legislature last
February. Mrs. Porter is president of
the Ohio divisions. United Daughters
of the Confederacy. •
It was said the letters were not
written with the idea of smuggling
them through the lines, as they com
plied with the prison regulations as
to length and content.
Another Carpenter Is Injured
r in 20-Foot Fall at Ben
Murch School.
One carpenter was killed and an
other one injured shortly after noon to
day when they crashed 20 feet to the
ground from a scaffolding on which
they w'ere working at the Ben Murch
School, now under construction at
Thirty-sixth and Davenport streets.
R. E. Vanpelt was pronounced dead
on arrival at Emergency Hospital and
J. Ballaid escaped with painful cuts and
bruises to the head and body. His con
dition is not regarded serious.
According to fellow workmen, the two
men were engaged In carpentering work
on a plank board which ran across the
scaffolding nearly 20 feet in the air.
The plank is believed to have giv?n way,
causing both men to crash to the
ground below. They were taken to the
hospital in a police car.
Flans to Go Direct to Chicago,
Returning by Way of
LONDON, October 9 U P). —Gen.
Charles G. Dawes, American Ambassa
dor to Great Britain, left London today
for Plymouth to board the lie de France
for the United States. The Ambassa
dor plans to go directly to Chicago from
New York, returning byway of Wash
Ambassador Dawes had just bid fare
well to Consul General Albert Halstead
and Charge d’Affaires Ray Atherton
when a messenger came breathlessly
down the platform with an armload of
American papers Just as the boat train
was ready to leave. Gen. Dawes looked
relieved at getting the papers.
CHICAGO. October 9 {4b.—The 25
brewers, organized as the Associated
Producers of Cereal Beverages, closed
the first annual meeting today by going
on record "to leave the prohibition
problem to the public and the alley
brewer to the Prohibition Department,
feeling that the public sooner or later
will demand a sensible solution.”
E. E Thorpe of Blair, Ohio, was
named executive secretary, with head
quarters in Chicago. Selection of the
: next convention city was left to the
! directors, with Los Angeles favored.
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Sackett Seeks Re-Election.
By the Associated Pi ess.
Senator Frederic M. Sackett of
Kentucky today announced his candi
dacy for renomination by the Repub
> licans in the primaries next Spring.
> He is serving his first term.
Condition of 68-Year-Old De
fendant Alarms His
An alarming turn in the condition of
: Albert B. Fall, reported on the verge
I of pneumonia or pleurisy, brought about
! a halt today In the bribery trial of the
former Secretary of the Interior.
Bed-ridden since his collapse in
i court yesterday afternoon, the 68-year
; old defendant was said this morning to
: be in such a precarious condition that
j his physician refused to accept respon
] sibility for the re-appearance in court !
| When Justice William Hltz ordered a 1
recess until tomorrow morning, in view |
of the unavoidable absence of the sick
man* opposing counsel joined In ex
pressing an opinion that unless Mr.
Fall improves within the next few
days, the jury would be excused and
the trial stopped.
Halt Not Unexpected.
Frank J. Hogan, chief counsel for
the former cabinet officer, who Is
charged with accepting a SIOO,OOO bribe
from Edward L. Doheny In connection
with naval oil leasing, announced at
the opening of court that his client
would be unable to appear at today's
session. After consultation with coun
sel on both sides. Justice Hitz took
matters In his own hands and an
nounced that he would ask Dr. Sterling
Ruffin of Washington to make a diag
nosis of the defendant’s condition and
report back to the court tomorrow
The temporary halt in the proceedings
was not unexpected as Mr. Fall suffered
a relapse from an earlier bronchial at
tack while in court yesterday and had
to be carried from the room. His col
lapse was brought about by a hemorr
hage of the lungs.
In his statement to the court today,
Mr. Hogan said that his client’s con-*
dition was such that his physician,
Dr. H. T. Safford of El Paso. Tex.,
feared to allow him to leave his bed.
Mr. Fall’s temperature was reported to
be slightly over 100 degrees, his pulse
quicker and he was still coughing
blood. Dr. Safford, the court was In
formed, was perfectly willing that an
i other physician be called upon to cor
roberate his diagnosis of his patient’s
The jury of four women and eight
1 men, who had been locked up over
night, looked with surprise and con
-1 cern in court at the empty chair of
the defendant, the big upholstered
arm chair specially provided for him
i owing to his weakened condition. They
left the courthouse wondering as others
did, whether Mr. Fall ever would make
another appearance in court.
Mark B. Thompson, life long friend
i of the former cabinet officer and one
of his attorneys, appeared much de
pressed over Mr. Fall’s condition. He
recalled a former statement made by
Fall last year, to the effort that he
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Mexican Political Leader at Tam
pico Is Slain by 5 Men.
MEXICO CITY, October 9 (A s).—Dis
patches to Excelsior from Tampico to
day said Aurello Cells, president there
of the Anti'Re-electionist party, which
is supporting Jose Vasconcelos for the
presidency, was killed when attacked by
political opponents.
Concepcion Hernandez, another leader
of the party, was wounded seriously in
another and unexplained attack.
Five men were reported to have set
upon Celis in the streets of Tampico,
stabbing him and shooting him.
Supersensitive Chemical Device Registers Negatively—
and at Long Range—if Dirt Is Found on Subject.
By the Associated Press. •
NEW YORK, October 9—A device
for which countless mothers have
sighed, that might be used for junior
to read on a gauge when he has his
neclc clean, is on exhibition today at
the National Electrical Exposition.
It is a supersensitive chemical eye*
shown by the New York museums df
the peaceful arts. The “eye” is a small
tube standing alongside a dial, both
occupying barely a square foot of space.
The eye transforms reflected light
directly into electricity, which swings
an arrow across the dial face. A per
fectly clean hand or neck has a fixed
place on the dial reading. But even a
very little dirt on the skin reduces the
light and the arrow registers a lower
numeral on the dial, because less elec
tricity is produced. Young electrical
•d ■ * ■
r 1 ii
The only evening paper
in Washington with the
Associated Press news
Yesterday’s Circulation, 114,306
(/P) Means Associated Press.
France and Japan Already Take
Steps to Reply to Invitations to
London Arms Parley.
Macdonald and Hoover Plan Joint State
ment Before Premier Leaves
Washington Tomorrow.
The terms of the Anglo-American naval accord, reached by Presi
dent Hoover and Prime Minister Ramsay Macdonald and now made
public in the British invitation to attend a 5-power naval conference
are not, it is held here, of such a character to alarm or arouse the
suspicions of France, Italy or Japan, but rather to allay them.
From France today came word that M. Briand, the prime minister,
had laid the British invitation to the naval conference before the
members of the cabinet and requested them to study the provisions
carefully and to be prepared to frame a reply on Monday. The tone of
the dispatches indicates an acceptance by France, although that gov
ernment is expected to set forth fully in its reply the French position
in regard to further naval limitation.
Strong hope exists here that France, Italy and Japan all will
accept the invitation to attend the naval conference. The Japanese
i foreign minister. Shidehara, is believed to be drafting a reply today,
i which he will submit to the cabinet Friday fc-r approval before send
ing it to London. ,
Kellogg Pact Basis of Parley.
The terms of the Anglo-American naval accord as now revealed
in the British invitation made here last night provide for parity in
naval strength in all categories of naval vessels and hint at sweep
ing reductions in battleships as well as in auxiliary craft The
Kellogg multilateral treaty renouncing war, the British note says,
“has been regarded as the starting point of agreement.” It has given
both nations encouragement in the solution of their own differences
and in the hope of bringing about agreements with the other naval
The State Department is working today on the reply which is
to be transmitted by this Government to the British invitation, al
though it was said that the reply will not in all probability be seni.
to London until tomorrow or later. The American reply will be an
Honorary Degree of Doctor of
Laws Conferred Before
Notable Gathering.
J. Ramsay Macdonald, Prime Minister
of Great Britain, received as social
leader, statesman and neighbor, the hon
orary degree of doctor of laws from the
George Washington University shortly
after noon today in the university’s an
nual Fall convocation at Memorial Con
tinental Hall.
Attended by members of the diplo
matic corps, the cabinet, the Supreme
Court, and of Congress, the exercises at
which the doctorate was conferred upon
the British premier marked the grant
ing of degrees in course to 84 George
Washington University students, who
completed their academic work during
the institution’s recently concluded
Summer sessions.
It was before a cosmopolitan audi
ence that Dr. Cloyd Heck Marvin, pres
ident of George Washington, paid tfib
ute to Mr. Macdonald's personal charac
ter as it is reflected in his private and
official life. The complete citation which
Dr. Marvin intoned as he conferred the
degree upon the noted Briton follows:
Citation of Degree.
“James Ramsay Macdonald: Prime
minister of Great Britain; social leader
whose spiritual fervor and quiet will
have wrought, through periods of stress,
fine courage, steadiast understanding i
of a service for public weal, snd rugged
sympathy for men; statesman gifted to
establish the ideal as reality and make
it an enlightening power in the lives
of men and of nations; neighbor and
envoy of understanding between kindred
Accepting the degree. Mr. Macdonald
spoke briefly.
“In standing before you for the first
time in these distinguished rooms,” said
the prime minister, "I realize that they
embody the appreciation of this uni
versity for all those who are trying to
promote the cause of peace in the world.
I regret that I have been unable to ac
cept invitations from other universities
in this country, but I regard this in
stitution as the representative of all of
the other great universities of tills
country. •
“I never attend a university, un
fortunately. I have had to acquire my
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wizards could. Install dials in their
mother’s rooms for long-distance read
ings. They could also make easily pa
per reflectors that would register the
equivalent of a clean face. A demon
stration of hand-cleansing will be in
stalled at the museum.
A paper manufacturer brought in
two sheets of special paper, made es
pecially pure and white by washing dirt
out of the wood pulp. To the human
eye they were equally white. The chem
ical eye agreed for one sheet, but regis- *
terd dirt in the other, in which evi
dently the wood pulp had not been
thoroughly cleansed.
The sensitive portion of the eye is a
cell of chemicals, copper and, lead
plates. It differs from other photo
electric “eyes” by requiring no extra
operating apparatus such as amplify
ing tubes.
While the governments of the naval
powers to which Britain dispatched its
invitations to attend the proposed naval
conference in London next January
were working on their replies, President
Hoover and Mr. Macdonald were con
tinuing their conversations, bringing
about a better and better understand
ing between the heads of the two gov
A last conference between the two
■ was scheduled late this afternoon, but
just after the noon hour the British
premier received a hurried summons
which brought him to the White House,
where he at once went into conference
with Mr. Hoover.
They spent an hour together in the
White House last evening before the
prime minister returned to the British
embassy for the dinner which was
given in his honor by the British Am
bassador and Lady Isabella Howard.
Joint Statement Planned.
A joint statement, it is understood,
will be issued by the President and the
prime minister, dealing with their con
versations. some time before Mr. Mac
donald leaves Washington tomorrow
morning, perhaps their afternoon.
Mr. Macdonald faced a busy day to
day. This afternoon at 2 o’clock, ac
companied by the British Ambassador,
the Assistant Secretary of State, Wil
liam R. Castle, jr., and the members
of his own party, the prime minister
arranged to go by automobile to Mount
Vernon to lay a wreath on the tomb
of George Washington. Returning to
Washington byway of Arlington, he
planned to place a wreath on the Tomb
of the Unknown Soldier. It is after
this trip that Mr. Macdonald is ex
pected to go to the White House for
his conference with the President.
This morning Mr. Macdonald received
an honorary degree from George Wash
ington University in Memorial Conti
nental Hall. At 12:30 he was the guest
of the Overseas Writers in the audi
torium of the National Press Club.
Tonight at 8 o’clock the prime min
ister will be the guest of honor at a
dinner given by Secretary Stimson of
! the Department of State at Woodley,
Mr. Stimson's home.
Acceptance Assured.
The invitation received by the Unite.!
States from Great Britain to attend
the conference in London, assumes
that the United States will accept.
Indeed, it makes almost a joint affair
of * the conference so far as the two
nations are concerned. The note to the
United States is brief and the terms
of the Anglo-American naval accord
are contained in the notes which were
dispatched to France, Italy and Japan.
A copy of these gigantic notes was
inclosed m the British invitation to
this Government, the concluding para
graph of which was as follows:
“As I understand that the Govern
ment of the United States concur in
the terms of the inclosed notes, I shall
be grateful if your excellency will be so
good as to confirm my impression that
they will find it possible to participate
in the conference above mentioned.”
The invitations to this country and to
the other three nations are signed by
Arthur Henderson, secretary of state
for loreign affairs of Great Britian.
President Hoover has already approved
the substance of the text sent out by
the British government during his con
versations with Prime Minister Mac
donald here * and at the Blue Ridge
Mountain camp. The negotiations
looking to the Anglo-American naval
accord have been in progress ever since
Ambassador Dawes went to London
early in the year.
Expect Conditional Terms.
While the governments of France,
Italy and Japan are expected to accept
the invitations, and while they have
been kept informed of the progress of
the negotiations between the govern
ments of the United States and Great
Britain, it is expected that these
nations will in their replies set forth
certain conditions which will guide them
in their consideration of proposals for
naval limitation and reduction.
The dispatches from Japan already
indicate considerable discussion among
the Japanese over the proposal to ex
tend the 10-year holiday in capital ship
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Guggenheim Is Approved.
By the Associated Press.
The nomination of Harry F. Guggen
heim of New York to be Ambassador
to Cuba unanimously was approved to
day by the Senate foreign relations
committee and reported to the Senate
for confirmation.
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