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MASONS WILL HOLD MEETING IN DALLAS Scottish Rite Body Decides on Special Convocation. 33d Degree Conferred. Plans to hold a special meeting In Dallas, Tex., September 24-26, 1930, were made today at a meeting of the Supreme Council of Scottish Rite Ma sons of the Southern Jurisdiction in the Scottis Rite Temple. Numerous com mittee reports also were made as the convention drew to a close. The thirty-third degree, the highest honor within the province of the coun cil. was conferred on 101 members here last night. The honor will be con ferred on 116 other men in their home States at some future date, they not having been able to attaau the cere mony here. Among those present f*re Senator Arthur Capper of Kansas, Gen. Amos A. Fries, Samuel Sung Young, repre sentative of China to this country; Frank D. Kriebs, secretary of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture; for mer Gov. Elbert Lee Trinkle of Vir ginia. Lucien C. Connell, superintendent of the Masonic Widows’ and Orphans Home in Nashville, Tenn., and John W\ Edwards, instructor of chemistry at the University of Chattanooga. Tenn. The following received their degrees last night; Alabama—John Brown Bethea, jr.; John Wilson McCondy and William Hand Woolverton. China—Samuel Sung Young. District of Columbia—Cephas Edgar Bittinger, Amos Alfred Fries, George Banks McGtnty and James Alphonso Wetmore. Florida —Frederic Louria Jacobs, Wil liam Montgomery Atwater, William Her man Deuber and Chester Frederick Wtight.. Georgia—Theodore Gourdin Kershaw. lowa —Charles Wilson Domback, Claude Fisher, William Derius Jamie son and Hardy Lee Wood. Kansas—Arthur Capper. Harry S. Grier, Charles Henry Howe, Marx Mayer Kaufmann, Derby Sharpe and Rex Wilson Walls. Kentucky—Charles Albert Sehroetter, John Emil Sullivan and Isaac Thomas Woodson. Maryland—Frederic Paul Adkins, Charles Middendorf Cohn, Charles Au gust Crate, Alfred Edwin Booth Jones and Earle Claud Richardson. Minnesota—Mason Merrill Forbes, Charles Noah Orr. Lorin Weaver Smock, George Henry Thomas, Harry Harvey Warner and Joseph Albin Williams. Mississippi—Saul Cyril Hart, Harry Otto Hoffman, James Easterling Hutch ins. jr.; Melville Philip Schlesinger and Luther Andrew' Smith. Missouri—Harry Baum, Ray Bond, j James Edward Chandler. Frank Bour- • land Coleman. Adolph Henry Conrad, 1 Wiillam Morris James, James Lewis 1 La wry, Arthur Sampson Metzger, Ed- : win Mueller, Perry Willard Peck, John 1 Franklin Potts and Walter Williams. 1 North Carolina—Raymond Hamilton Bbyer. .Jospph Henry Mitchell and Ed- 1 win Walker Yates. North Dakota —Mark Isaac Forkner ' and Albert Gus Johnson. i Oklahoma—Rollo Bart Ross Foster, 1 Gbrdon Foster Ingle, Hal Fletcher ’ Rambo, John Starbuck Shearpr, Charles < E.'Smith and Leslie Herbert Swan. -1 South Carolina—William Samuel ■’ Brown, Clinton Asmann Miller, Edward - Hall Pinckney, Jacob Theodore Solo mons, jr., and Alfred Holmes von Kol nitz. South Dakota Johnson Grenfell Thomas, John Hendricks Ctunbow, Rob ert Dalzel Gardner, Frank Delbert Kriebs and Martin Percy Ohlman. Tennessee—Lucien Campbell Connell, John William Edwards, Abe Lewis, Richard Aloysius Odium, Oren Austin Oliver, Ira Edward Parker, Harry Lee Parrish, John Bradley Vesey and Con rad David Walker. Texas —James Ladd Burgess, Ephraim Morris Goldstein and Pierce Mayer. Utah—Sidney Watson Badoon, Charlea Francis Barrett and Benjamin Roger* Howell. Virginia—William Francis Bowden, John William Estlow, John Lockridge Manley, Joseph Augustus Ricketts, Hor ace Shepperson, Elbert Lee Trinkle and Frank Demorse Kesler. » Washington Donaldson Hampton Evans. West Virginia—Luther Hale Clark. Wyoming—Marshall Stark Reynolds and Albert Douglass Walton. ROVER WILL BE SHOWN NOVEL CIRCULATED HERE Called to Attention of Capper by Blease—-Code Violation to Be Determined. Chairman Capper of the Senate Dis trict committee is planning to write to District Attorney Rover to call his attention to a novel, which was turned over to the District committee by Sen ator Blease, Democrat, of South Caro lina, with a request that the district attorney determine whether its circula tion in Washington is a violation of the District code. « Senator Blease said the book was ob tained in Washington. He said he did not read all of it. but after reading a portion of it, called it to the attention of the District committee chairman. Holz, German Author, Dies. BERLIN, October 26 (JP). —Arno Holz, German author and poet, died today, at the age of 66, after a long illness. He has been mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel literature prize for this year. We invite inspection of our Model Homes Just Completed Six and seven rooms ' garage THE CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT AND FINISH EQUAL TO HOMES SELLING FOR DOUBLE THE PRICE We are pricing them as low as $8,975 Make comparisons Qf.cn for inspection every day until 8 P.M. 4123 Thirteenth Place N.E. (Between Shepherd and Taylor Streets) Charles M. Wallingsford 1010 Vermont Ave. Owner and Builder Natl 2990 i * REAL ESTATE. I. I % ; Death Treasure By R. A. J. Walling (Copyright, IBM, Wm. Morrow Oo.> SYNOPSIS. Veronica and Tom end their thrilling adventure at Silworthv Cove, where thev find Mrs. Seabroke fast asleep in her husband s car—part o> Veronica's clever scheme to account lor their absence during the night. Veronica tells Soule and Somrr deld. when thev arrive in response to a tele phone message, that she. her mother and Tom discovered some one stealing the speed boat and trailed it to Silworthv, where the thief abandoned it. Thev do not Question her story- but later that dav Somertield comes to the Orenolen home, convinces Tom he knows the truth and then reveals star tling news —that Prof. Laxton t# close on Tom's trail and that Laxton, not an arche ologist, is a — detective. CHAPTER XXIV. THROUGH THE KEYHOLE. SOMERFIELD’S discovery that Laxton was a detective was no great surprise to me. "That’s been worrying me ever since he came,” I told Somer field, although my suspicions of the man's real profession were more recent. "Then the people at the British Mu seum.” Somerfield asked, “how ?” "Oh, that's quite easy. Laxton must have been on the watch for news of Pell. As soon as Pell's name appeared in the Times that day, when it said I was taking a drawing of the new fresco to the museum, Laxton or his superiors must have fixed up the trap with the museum people. Sunday night, when he took me down to the cloisters, po liceman was written all over him.” "Os course, he was after Pell.” “It looked like that. But why?” "At least three people could tell us that, Grenofen.” "Yes, I know.” said I. “But I won’t ask Veronica. I don't think ’twould be fair to ask Mrs. Seabroke. And if I asked old Seabroke —well, you can easily guess ” Somerfield nodded. “It's awkward,” said he. “But. you know, it may have to be done. If the professor gets wise to what happened last night, he won't have any mighty compunctions about asking. Will he, now? Spiriting away the man he was after for the murder of Pell! Have you realized it?” My perception of reality was befogged by Veronica. Somerfield, looking on from outside, was able to precipitate the confusion a little. He had an analytical mind. All these disconnections, he said, had to be linked up somehow, and the only link he could see was Laxton. Old Fotherbury’s excavations had brought Pell down to Blackwater. Then, there was a get-away by a convict. The convict arrived at Blackwater, and on his heels —Laxton. Pell was murdered in the act of re vealing a ghost and when we look for the ghost we find—Laxton. “Something in the background." said Somerfield, "between the Seabrokes, Pell and the convict. Something that even Laxton can’t see, for he doesn’t seem to have brought the Seabrokes into the picture yet. Therefore, what ever his knowledge, it begins later than the Seabrokes’,” "No floubt about it,” said I. “Lax ton begins with some connection be tween Pell and the convict. The Sea brokes begin much further back. You remember that, immediately before Laxton came to Blackwater, he’d been in Devonshire. You remember the un explained absence of Veronica from London that Saturday and Pell’s ab sence at the same time. You read that OUTSTANDING VALUE 1223 Park Rd. 08,500 —terms — This colonial home was taken , in exchange by one of Washing ton's foremost builders who will mot trade unless the price is right. He has gone right through the house, repapered, painted and refinished the floors, making it the same as new. There are six well planned rooms, enclosed sleeping porch, tiled bath, hot-water heat, concrete front porch, iron rail ings, screens, weather strips, awnings. Convenient to both car systems, buses, stores, schools and churches. Fridgidaire OPEN SUNDAY Oscar P. Court Georgia 0211 THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON', D- <?., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1929. a woman and a car, as well as a male accomplice, were concerned in the es cape. Think of Sunday night: Veroni ca's strange return, my encounter in Woodcot lane, Laxton's queer conduct, Laxton's knowledge that some fellow would be prowling about Newplace that night—it all shows Laxton had touch with something that was likely to hap pen.” "I've been wondering,” Somerfield mused, “whether Laxton had any ink ling of a possible shooting match and was trying to stop it. By the way, Grenofen. Laxton’s not come out as a policeman yet. Why? He’s still running the antquanan stunt.” “Is he? Seen him lately?” I asked. “Yes,” said Somerfield. “This after noon I met him coming away from Newplace—in a dirty mess, earth all over his boots and clothes. Just taking leave of Marling and the cub. Said he'd been exploring with them. He walked along with me as far as the Lord Nel son. Fact is. Grenofen, that's what ' made me come on to see you.” “Did he say anything about me ] then?” I asked. “Yes. Asked if you were home from i Ha 11am Bay. Whether I'd met your cousin. Whether you were specially friendly with Fotherbury. He’s got his eye on you, Grenofen. But that wasn’t the most remarkable thing. "He harked back to what happened in the library the afternoon Pell was killed. Then he asked me whether I saw you or anybody else take a book out of the shelves that afternoon. “He said Fotherbury had missed a book. It was in the library Friday. Tuesday, it couldn't be found. And Mr. Fotherbury wanted i.t badly.” "What book?” I asked. "An old illuminated book, with a manuscript history of the abbey. Lax ton said he wouldn't be surprised if it was what had put Fotherbury on to his excavations.” “Nobody touched a book that day, so far as I remember.” “I didn't see anybody touch a book. But it's not the loss that interests me —it’s the fact that Laxton's so curious about it.” “Yes, that's rather queer,” I ad mitted. “I’d give almost a dollar to know whether Pell was in the library on Frl- OPEN FOR INSPECTION (Sunday and Eveningt) An Attractive Brick Home In University Park (4515 49th Street N.W.) A colonial Brick Home with spacious rooms, carefully planned and designed by owner and builder. It has a tile bath and shower, bronze screens. Inlaid linoleum on kitchen floor, real fireplace In living room, oak floors throughout, five closets, one cedar lined, large brick porch and walk paved with a her ringbone pattern, beautifully land scaped lawn and large shade tree, wonderful attic, concrete cellar with built-in laundry trays and servants’ toilet. Colonial lighting fixtures, and brick garage to match home. PRICE Only $10,750.00 GEORGE E. PRUETT OWNER AND HIIMHH PHONE NORTH 8162 (To reach house, drive out Mass. A re., extended, to 49th St., then north two blocks to Brandywine at.: nr take U'eslev Heights buj at Dupont Circle.) | WILL TRADE ■ j j Chevy Chase j ] 3630 Everett Street N.W. 1 (We»t of Conn. Ave. in 4800 Block) Detached Brick Home, 8 rooms, 2 baths, 2-car ga- | rage. Paved street and alley. Price Less Than $19,000 Exhibit House Open Until 10:00 P.M. Higbie, I Richardson & Franklin, Inc. Hiont STREET N.W. )t 25x80 ft. Best Mount Pleasant section; 9 |! ling porches; double brick, steel construction; i|| J floored maid’s room and bath; fruit cellar and |!| ent; hot-water heat; Pittsburg heater; gas and j|jj| ick garage. $15,500; terms for.substantial cash ill 10 p.m. See your broker or owner. | The “keyhole murderer” intends to kill not Pell—but Marling! I day and whether Marling knew he'd ; I been there.” j "Marling!” “Well—think of Marling a minute. ! Hated Pell. Why? Suspected him. I Think of Marling in the cloister Sunday night. The Monday afternoon —you couldn't miss Marling's face when Pell went for him. It was Marling who was going to see the ghost, if you remember. If Pell had taken the book, and Marling knew it. suppose the book contained the instructions for conjuring up the ghost, Grenofen?” “I can't see how a book in Newplace library could have anything to do with conjuring a ghost out of a convict pris on." said I. “Did it every occur to you that Pell might have been shot by accident?” Somerfield put the question almost casually. It made me sit up. "You mean—why, Somerfield. you can only mean one thing! That ” "That the shot was meant for some body else. In fact, it’s perfectly clear, Grenofen. Did you look through the keyhole? A man who was going to fire through the keyhole couldn't possibly have aimed at Pell, who wasn't in the 1424 Holly Street I Northwest You will find an exceptional | bargain in this pretty and | convenient home i-i block east R of Sixteenth Street, where bus service is available. | Seven rooms, attic, bath with I shower. Ist floor lavatory, | laundry, rooms bright and J sunny—the huge closets are I an exceptional feature. In I perfect condition throughout, g A delightful place to live and f. a constantly improving I neighborhood. .7 Drive Out Sunday or I Phone C. H. Galliher Company National 3397 ! line of fire except for one instant ” j "Os course! I hadn’t thought of it. i The man who fired the shot was blind at the time; he couldn't fire and see the target.” “Yes. and only one man could have been shot through the keyhole—the one who sat in the direct line of fire.” "And he w f as ” “Marling.” (Continued in Tomorrow’s Btar). ■■■ ■ • - SEAT FIGHT DISMISSED. PI,Y MOUTH. England, October 26 (A 3 ).—The petition to unseat J. J. M. Moses, Labor member of Parliament, has been dismissed, and the activities of A. C. Ballard, millionaire philan thropist, accused of over-exertion In Moses' behalf, have been characterized as “undoubtedly very injudicious, but not bribery.” Justice Swift, one of the jurists who heard the case, said: “There was no evidence of a single voter being in fluenced by Ballard’s promises.” «: Window Shades «: < | Made to Order < [ < l fiiiinniiniil Os Dupont Tontine are «; > "a shade Waterproof, Fadeless > > Better” and Washable. < I lllllllllllMlllllllfl Ask for Sain-1 W. STOKF.K SAMMONS. Proprietor I • TODAY • 5 The Day to See ? | 225 17th St. N.E. I I H i A Charming Sample House Located in a New li Restricted Community Surrounding Eastern High School !? i |i; i These houses embody all of the charm, the com- / forts and conveniences of far more expensive prop- ' erties. 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The residence is of tapestry brick with con crete front porch and contains reception hall, 6 unusually large rooms and tiled bath with built-in tub and shower. Beautifully decorated through out, with hardwood floors and trim. It is equip ped with oil burner, Frigidaire and all modern conveniences. ONLY $ 12,500 TERMS 14th & K CAFRITZ Dist. 9080 Owners and Builders of Communities OVER 2,000 HOMES BUILT AND SOLD LAWYER’S DEATH BARES MURDER DEN Apartment of Inventors, Held in Slaying, Revealed as Trap to Intruders. The Brooklyn apartment of Pietro and Leonardo Danna, Italian Inventors, who were arrested Wednesday for the murder In his Park Row office of Aaron L. Applebaum, New York patent attor ney, formerly connected with the Patent Office here, was revealed yesterday as a death trap to any one who sought to In vade It, according to accounts reaching here. . , Diabolical arrangements of triggers and cartridges, denned to explode by the mere turning of a key In a lock or the opening of a shutter, and tubes of acid placed so that their contents would squirt on any one who trod on them, were only discovered after two detectives, sent to search the apart ment. had suffered severe Injuries from splintered glass and shattered wood when attempting to gain entry. Detectives Near Death. That Detectives John Ross and Joseph Ryan came within half an Inch of death Is not an exaggeration. Had the 38-cablber cartidge inserted in a bored hole In the woodwork of the door been placed a little deeper the bullet would have penetrated the panel. Instead, it merely shattered It. * . . Upon examination it was found that about 6 inches below the lock was fast ened a steel hammer attached to a strong spring, held back by a clip. To the clip was tied a light steel wire with a loop, hooked around the knob of the spring lock on the inner side of the door, m which. Just below the knob, the cartridge was inserted. When Ross turned the knob by twist ing the key In the lock, he pulled on the wire, released the hammer and It exploded the cartridge. Similar ar rangements were found on each door and window of the apartment. Acid Traps in Floor. The acid traps were set in holes cut in the floor. It was disclosed later that REAL ESTATE, the acid had evaporated, so that these traps were rendered harmless. The Dannas were arrested Wednes day morning at the office of Applebaum at 41 Park Row, New York, following a scuffiO during which Applebaum was shot to death. It was said by police that tha men had taken an invention to the attorney for patents. 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TO REACH PROPERTY ■ Drive out 16th St. to Alaska Ave., to Holly St., turn west on Holly St. to house For Sale by |1 1 I E. W. SNOOTS | I. Owner and Builder 1 . Or Your Own Broker Open until 8 P.M. Phone Ga. 1445-W The killing followed a heated argu ment, police said. Applebaum is survived by his widow and four children In New York and a sister, Mrs. William Stein of 708 Eighth street northeast, and brother, Edward E. Applebaum of 6234 Georgia avenue, here. Italy has abolished entrance fees to all public museums.