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(D. S. Weather Bureau Forecast.) Fair, colder tonight; minimum tem perature about 33 degrees; tomorrow fair. Temperature—Highest, 64, at 11:45 a.m. yesterday; lowest, 42, at 6 a.m. to day. Full report on page 5. Late N. Y. Markets, 10, 11, 12 & 13 Entered as second class matter post office. Washington, D. C. JN T o. 31,388. BLACK AND EDITOR HURL EPITHETS AT SENATE HEARING Alabaman Declares Legis lator Is “Contemptible Cur” in Quarrel. LAWMAKER HAD SAID HE WAS A “COWARD” Questioning Over Check Involved in Lobby Inquiry Starts Battle Between Pair. 87 the Associated Press. Senator Black, Democrat, of Alabama today told J. E. Pierce, editor of the Huntsville, Ala., Times, who was before the Senate lobby committee, that he was a “coward” and Pierce retorted that Black was a “contemptible cur.” Black had been questioning Pierce about a SI,OOO check sent him by J. W. Worthington, chairman of the executive committee of the Tennesses River Im provement Association, which Pierce said was for expenses in connection with the association’s work in behalf of private ownership and operation of Muscle Shoals. The incident took place after Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy In the Wilson cabinet, had concluded his testimony before the committee. Mr. Daniels reiterated his demand that John J. Raskob should resign as chair man of the Democratic national committee. Black Threatens to Fight. Asserting that Black was reflecting on him. Pierce declared his insinuation Was a "contemptible lie.” “I’ll see you outside about that,” Black retorted. "Everybody knows you •re by nature a coward.” Leaping to his feet. Pierce shouted: “We’ll go outside right now.” Black replied that the matter could Walt for settlement. “Then you admit you are a con temptible liar?” Pierce demanded. “No,” Black shot back. “I admit you are.” Senator Walsh, Democrat, of Mon tana. pounded for order, but the out break was quickly renewed. “I rise to the point of personal privilege,” Pierce shouted, leaping again to his feet. “This man Black,” he asserted, “said I was known as a coward. I call him a contemptible cur in return.” Walsh had great difficulty in obtain ing order, but he Anally quieted the tumult and in a few minutes the committee adjourned until tomorrow. After the hearing was over Pierce went out to the lobby near the com mute room and talked with newspaper men several minutes. He explained later that he was waiting for Senator Black. Black, who left the committee room before Pierce, declined to comment ex cept to say that he was not attempting to make any insinuations. “All I was trying to do was to bring cut the facts and let them speak for themselves,” he asserted. Pierce was being questioned in re gards to Muscle Shoals. After he said he had had correspond ence with J. W. Worthington, chairman of the executive committee of the Ten nessee River Improvement Association, Senator Walsh read one of the letters from Worthington, which Inclosed a check for SI,OOO. SI,OOO for Traveling Expenses. “That was for traveling expenses,” Pierce said, adding that fie had been designated as one of the vice presidents of the association in 1928 by Worthing ton Pierce testified that he had made sev eral trips to Washington to do what he could to insure adequate legislation for Muscle Shoals. He said he advocated the proposals et Henry Ford and the American 1 Cyanamid Co. to lease Muscle Shoals j from the Government. The Senate recently passed the Nor ris bill, providing for Government operation of the plant. Pierce submitted to the committee a bundle of Muscle Shoals correspond ence which was turned over to Sena tor Black to examine. Questioned about an "agreement” mentioned in one of the Worthington letters, the witness said that meant his expenses were to be paid. Pierce said the correspondence was between him and others, including Worthington. Representative Hill of Alabama, Senator Black and Rep resentative Almon of Alabama. Got SSOO In Subscriptions. Pierce said he also had received SSOO for subscriptions to his paper, to be sent persons interested in Muscle Shoals. The witness said he had made one trip to New York to see W. B. Bell, president of the American Cyanamid Co., who had a proposal before Con gress to lease Muscle Shoals. He said Worthington gave him a let ter of introduction and added that Bell fissured him he would do all he could for the people of Alabama if the lease wnc flpppntpri Pierce added he had been urged Dy many persons to run for Congress, but he had refused. SAYS RECORDS REFUSED. Wet Group Denied Data to Probers, Robinson Declared. Senator Robinson, Republican, of In diana, asserted today that the Associa tion Against the Prohibition Amend ment, with headquarters in New York, had refused to turn over its records to the Senate lobby committee. Robinson said John Holland, com mittee investigator, had been sent to New York to obtain the records, but permission had been refused by the association. fCoblnson added that Holland was to Washington and a decision then would be reached as what proce dure to follow. He said the committee had power to subpoena the records. The Indiana Senator said Pierre S. du Pont of Wilmington, Del., would be called as a witness by the committee. Du Pont is chairman of the executive committee of the association. CURRAN IS SILENT. Bead of Wet Association Indicates Statement May Be Issued. NEW YORK, April 8 (A>).—Maj. Henry H. Curran, president of the As sociation Against the Prohibition Amendment, today declined to comment on charges of Senator Arthur R. Rob inson at Washington that the associ ation had refused to turn over its records to the Senate committee. He Indicated a statement might be . Issued later. DEMANDS RASKOB RESIGN ( ■ >» ' IllSsllP 1 :*> > ■iL IT " -/Pm sLJI ' §HI III'. % ‘ life > gpilr Kor x Jl Fiß'' if i BBMMi Wm ISB JOSEPHUS DANIELS, —Star Staff Photo. i DANIELS INSISTS BEFORE SENATORS RASKOBSHOULD GO Declares Editorial Urging Chairman’s Resignation Based on Facts. BY G. GOULD LINCOLN. The dry wing of the Democratic party, represented by Josephus Daniels, Secre tary of the Navy in the Wilson adminis tration, had its innings before the Sen ate lobby committee today. Mr. Daniels, after listening to the reading of an editorial clipped from his own newspaper, the Raleigh News and Observer, demanding that John J. Ras kob of the Democratic national com mittee "should pay his debt and resign as chairman.” declared that he believed the facts set forth in the editorial were "true.” The drys, who were in force in the committee room, applauded. They ap plauded, too, when Mr. Daniels was called to the stand by Senator Arthur Robinson of Indiana, a member of the lobby committee. Apparently they took their cue from the “wets,” who gave Mr. Raskob a hand when he appeared before I the committee last week. The editorial from the Raleigh News and Observer asserted that Mr. Ra'kob had contributed $30,000 last year and $17,000 this year to the Association i Against the Eighteenth Amendment. It j went on to say that Mr. Raskob was once vice president of that association ] and is now a member of the board of directors. Editorial’s Criticism. "In the public mind.” said the edi- | torial, "as long as Mr. Raskcb remains chairman, the Democratic committee is 1 believed to be hand and glove with the propaganda against prohibition. It is evident that Mr. Raskob is more In- , terested in destroying prohibition than | in the Democratic party. He gives to ! the anti-prohibition crusade. He lends j to the Democratic committtee.” ! At the outset of his testimony, Mr. I Daniels told the committee that he him self has been 20 years a member of the Democratic national committee for North Carolina —from 1896 to 1916. He said he had served as a member of the cabinet under President Wilson and that he is now editor of the News and Observer. Senator Robinson then read the en tire editorial which appeared under date of March 29, 1930, in the News and Ob server, attacking Raskob and urging his resignation. The editorial criticised Mr. Raskob because of the heavy expendi tures made during the Smith campaign by Mr. Raskob. leaving the Democratic national committee heavily in debt. “It is a humiliating spectacle to the Democratic party.” continued the edi torial. “to have it periodically adver tised that it owes a big debt, incurred by Mr. Raskob and his wet friends, who are putting up money against pro hibition, and particularly so since periodically it is published that Mr. Raskob is ‘advancing’ $40,000, or some other amount, to the debt. It is now broadcasted that the Democratic com mittee owes $485,000, of which $375,000 is due the Bankers’ Trust Co. and SIIO,OOO is due Raskob for ‘advances to the committee.’ ” Asks About Club. Senator Robinson asked Mr. Daniels if it were not a fact that Mr. Raskob was a member of the Union League of Philadelphia, a Republican club, and whether it was not also true that Mr. Raskob has never resigned. “I do not know,” was the reply of Mr. Daniels. , ’ .. .. When he had concluded reading the editorial, Senator Robinson asked Mr. Daniels: , „„ "That expresses your view?” 1 “I object,” said Senator Walsh ol (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) OFFICIAL MOURNING FOR TAFT ENDS AS FLAGS ARE RAISED Bunting Draping Picture in White House and Arm Bands Are Removed. By the Associated Press. The big American flag that flutters i over the White House today was raised from half to full staff, signifying that the last official tribute of the Nation • to the late William Howard Taft was [ at an end. At the same time the flags at the ■ Capitol and other governmental build -5 ings both here and throughout the , country, as well as at distant Armv «nH Aeeer'eon worship* at *PS t She f&jenitm WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 1930-FORTY-TWO PAPES. *** OFFICERS RESCUE CHICAGO OFFICIAL it FROM ABDUCTORS Three Are Arrested After Seven Try to Kidnap Alderman Govier. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO. April B.—An election day attempt to kidnap Alderman Sheldon W. Govier. candidate for Democratic committeeman in the seventh ward, was frustrated by police early today. Three men were arrested. Govier signed com plaints charging them with assault with intent to kill. Seven men, several carrying pistols, attempted to take Alderman Govier from his automobile, which had been crowded to the curb by the others’ ma chine. Govier’s nephew, Benjamin, had i knocked one of the attackers down and the others had surrounded Govier when a cruising detective squad car arrived. The seven fled, but three were'ar rested shortly afterward. They were Harvey Jones, a backer of Govier’s committeeman opponent, Joseph P. Spiker; Stanley Beckman and Elsworth ; Wade. "These fellows were seeking to run me out of my ward on election day,” ! Govier told police. "I want them held ; without being booked to insure against gunplay or kidnaping at the polls. I which might occur if they were turned ' ! out on bail.” Eller Charges Intimidation. "Boss” Morris Eller of the twentieth : ward, himself indicted two years ago j for terrorism at the polls in his dis trict, was one of the first to complain • today. He accused John E. Northup, first assistant State’s attorney; Benja min "Buddy” Jacobson. Eller's opponent | for ward committeeman; Martin Klass I and two policemen of touring the ward | and intimidating voters. Both Jacob son and Klass supported Eller two years ago and were Indicted with him. (Continued on Page 2, Column 5.) NEIGHBORS OFFER BLOOD Love for Mother May Save Man Wounded tn Alleged Robbery. KANSAS CITY, April 8 pathy for his mother may save the life of George Ake, shot in the spine yes terday when police surprised his at tempt to rob a filling station. A blood transfusion was believed by physicians to be his only chance for recovery. Eleven persons, all neighbors ol Mrs. Margaret Ake, the mother, vol unteered blood. All ol the 11 said they acted because of regard for Mrs. Ake. Following the transfusion Ake today was reported in an improved condition. KILLS SELF AT ACROPOLIS Retired Greek Officer Selects His toric Temple for Death. ATHENS, April 8 (IP).— The historic and lofty Acropolis today was the scene oi the suicide of a retired Greek army captain. The officer jumped from the cliff and fell some 400 feet, crashing through the roof of a small cottage. YRIGOYENISTAS WIN BUENOS AIRES, April 8 OF).—The Yrigoyenistas, or Government party, have won the congressional election in the province of Buenos Aires. The Gov ernment party thus is given 13 deputies against 6 for the Conservatives. also were raised again to the top of then staff. The black bunting which has draped for 30 days the picture of the former President and Chief Justice that hangs in the White House also was removed Likewise the black mourning bands that officers of the Army have worn were ordered removed. During the period of mourning, offi cial as well as many private social events have been postponed but a num ber of the social activities still will be delayed until after the end of the Tauten season. WORLD ACCLAIMS WORK OF EDUCATOR AT JOHNS HOPKINS Programs in U. S. and Abroad Honor Dr. W. H. Welch on 80th Birthday. HIS RESEARCH PRAISED BY HOOVER OVER RADIO President, Speaking in Ceremony at Continental Hall, Gives Him Title of Statesman. A kindly and retiring old gentleman today emerged from a long life of com parative obscurity to be acclaimed by the world, on his elghtienth birthday, as one of the truly great men of Ameri can history. Dr. William Henry Welch of Johns Hopkins University at noon today was honored officially by the Nation, rep resented by President Hoover, at a ceremony in Memorial Continental Hall and simultaneously by similar functions in London, Paris, Berlin. Leipzig, Toklo, Peking, Cincinnati, New Haven and New York. Through the years Dr. Welch has worked quietly in university laboratory and classroom while popular heroes and enthusiasms have risen and fallen about him—himself so little known that, as a member of the birthday celeb, 'tion committee said, "it is almost a mark of distinction outside the medical pro fession ever to have heard of him.” Takes Lead Role in Research. The world has accepted the incalcul able good conferred upon it by the ob scure Johns Hopkins professor as a matter of course, without inquiring its source. The reason for this reversal of values and the significance of Dr Welch's work was expressed today by President Hoover in his address: "Medicine until modern times was a species of dramatic play upon emo tions rather than a science made useful through technology. It combined cen turies of experience in trial and error in reactions from many drugs, with a maximum of skill on the part of the practitioner in the kindly art of mak ing the patient feel as hopeful and comfortable as possible while he was j dying of the disease, the origin and treatment of which was as yet undis covered. Providence was responsible for his fate rather than the bacillus which should never have been allowed to infect him. “Modem medical practice, however, is based upon a vast background of scientific research and discovery. In the creation of this science • * * Dr. Welch has played a leading American part. As a research worker in pure science, he has made original and vaf uable discoveries. As a technologist he has devised practical methods of apply ing pure science. As a teacher he has spread true knowledge and inspiration among thousands. But in organizing and directing research and application of medical knowledge on a wider field of prevention of disease he is among the pre-eminent few who deserve the title of statesman.” Work Extremely Technical. Because of Dr. Welch’s unacclaimed work in the obscurity of his laboratory work which escaped headlines because it was extremely technical and de scribed in technical language—hundreds of thousands live longer free from pain. The world today was honoring a man who had brought it more life and more living. Today he is president of the board of directors of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research and professor of the history of medicine at Johns Hop kins. where he has taught for 45 years. He is one of the founders of the Johns Hopkins Medical School. The ceremonies at Memorial Conti- 1 nental Hall today were opened with an I address by Dr. Livingston Farrand. president of Cornell University. Other speakers, besides President Hoover, were Dr. Welch himself and Dr. Simon Flex ner of the Rockefeller Foundation. Dr Welch was presented with the plate of an etching of himself made by Alfred Hutty of Charleston, S. C., and there was a simultaneous presentation of prints from this plate to more than 40 institutions in the United States and abroad with which he has been asso elated as student, teacher or advisor. President’s Address. President Hoover’s address, which was broadcast over a network of stations and by short waves so that it could be heard at the various gatherings ar (Continued on Page 2. Column 1.) MICHIGAN COURT RULING AFFECTS DRY LAW CASES Many Alleged Violators Exempted From Prosecution Under Opera tion of New State Law. By the Associated Press. LANSING, Mich., April B.—Several hundred alleged violators of the laws against selling liquor will escape prose cution through a ruling by the Michi gan Supreme Court handed down late yesterday. The court ruled that persons who violated the old Michigan prohibition law and who were not prosecuted be fore last August 28 cannot be tried The Cuthbertson law, providing manda tory prison sentences of 1 to 4 years for bootleggers, became effective on that date, but the 1929 State Legislature in passing the Cuthbertson act failed to provide a saving clause to account for violations under the old law. It Is estimated that In Detroit and Wayne County alone 200 such cases against alleged bootleggers will have to be dismissed, and there are many more throughout the State. The decision of the Supreme Court affirmed that of Judge Major L. Dun han of Grand Rapids, who dismissed the case against Mary and Floyd Lowell on the ground that they could not be tried under the Cuthbertson act for an offense committed before the law was In operation, nor could they be tried under the old law after It was repealed by the more stringent act. ■i ... Belgians 0. K. Young Plan, BRUSSELS, April 8 (/P).—The Belgian Senate this afternoon ratified The Hague agreements and the Young plan by 109 to 1. There was one abstention. ■ - •- • ■— Radio Program! on Page C-5 * READY TO CHALLENGE THE WINNER! NEW D. C. POLICE EXAMINATION TO WEED OUT INCOMPETENTS Adaptability Test Revised in Order to Fill Local Force Witb Superior Type of Men. BY THOMAS R. HENRY. The days of the "dumb cop” are numbered—at least on the Washington police force. His elimination is to be accomplished with or without the requirement of an eighth-grade education for future ap pointees, which is demanded by the current District of Columbia appropria tion bill. The "general adaptability test,” used I s .ce 1928, nas been revised by the. Civil Service Commission so that it: promises to weed out effectively incom- j petents and ignoramuses from the can- ; didates for brass buttons, and fill the force with superior men. I FOUR ARE INDICTED! IN COUNTY PROBE Nine Criminal Libel Counts Returned Against Rockville Independent Staff. By • Staff Correspondent of The Star. ROCKVILLE, Md„ April B.—Nine in dictments charging criminal libel were returned here this afternoon by the , grand jury, which has been investi gating charges made in the Rockville Independent, of malfeasance and mis feasance in public office by certain county officials. The indictments are against Walter S. Casey, the present managing editor of the Independent, I and Morris A. Bealle of Washington. ! Walter W. Liggett and Harrison B. French, former editors of the Inde pendent. The indictments charge libel against the county commissioners, E. Brooke Lee and Berry E. Clark. Each of the Indictments recites a specific article from the Independent as a basis for the indictment in particular cases. Three Indictments Name Bealle. Three of the indictments are against Bealle, two against Liggett, one against French and Liggett jointly and three against Casey. Each of the indict ments contains a single count except one against Bealle, which is in two counts, the first charging that on May 3, 1929, he published a libelous article reflecting on Berry E. Clark, clerk to the county commissioners, and the sec ond charge is that on the same date he published a libel against the coun ty commissioners. Another indictment charges that Bealle published a libel against the county commissioners on January 28. 1929, and another recites that on Sep tember 20, 1929, he published an alleged libel against Edward Brooke Lee. Another indictment charges that on February 7, 1930. Walter W. Liggett, as editor of the Independent, published a libel against the county commissioners. Liggett and French jointly are in dicted for publication of a libel against the county commissioners on December 27 1929. Another one charges that Lig gett on February 7, 1930, published a libel against the commissioners. Casey, the present managing editor of the paper, is charged with publish ing a libel against the commissioners and Lee on March 14, 1930; against the commissioners as a body on February 7. and March 14, 1930. The grand Jury, shortly after ft con vened at 10 o’clock this morning, began a consideration of the evidence which was offered to them some days ago. After they had been in session for some time, one of the members came out and asked the State’s attorney for a copy (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) FINDS AZTECTREASU RE Mexican Gradener Digs Dp $1,500 in Bed of Old Lake. MEXICO CITY, April 8 (/P).—Fer nando Mendlzabal, vSo likes to dig in his garden, has gold and silver valued at $1,500 m his yard, which, once formed the bottom of a famous' lake into which the Azteqs are said to have dumped fabulous sums during the Spanish invasion of 1521. Mendlzabal lives in the town of Tex coco, in the state of Mexico, a town that originally was part of Lake Texcoco. He has started systematic digging In his garden in hopes of find ing more gold. The test has been given to present members of the force and their scores checked against theii actual efficiency as policemen, as judged by their su perior officers. It has been given sev eral classes of candidates and their per formance checked against their degree of success after appointment. It also has been tried out on thousands of students in different grades to deter mine roughly what the scores repre- 1 sent in academic progress. In this way ; the rough edges have been smoothed ; and the test fitted to measure the ac : tual qualities demanded of policemen. The test, as explained by Dr. L. J. I O’Rourke, director of personnel research (Continued on Page 5. Column L) AUTO TAGS BETRAY j HOLD-OP SUSPECT Identified in Filling Station Robbery—Bullets Fail to Halt Companion. Making a getaway, police say, after j robbing a filling station at Bladensburg road and South Dakota avenue north- I east, one suspect was arrested early today and a companion escaped under the fire of Policeman Cleota Langdon of the Traffic Bureau when the officer, who was on his way home, halted their car at Fifteenth and H streets north east because it carried "lookout" tags. Howard Harry Baer, 20 years old. oi the 90 block of Eighth street, later was identified by the night manager of the filling station, Howard Newell, as one ot two youths who, with drawn guns, forced him into the rear of the station while they rifled the cash register of S4O. Another alleged victim of a previous j robbery, Albert Grady, colored, of the ! 300 block of Bryant street, had a look at Baer at No. 9 precinct and declared he was one of two men who made him get into their car about 11 o'clock last night at Barry place and Ninth street, and then dropped him at Eleventh and W streets after taking $4 from his pockets. Government Employe Robbed. Meanwhile, police were seeking to identify Baer with the robbery of George Miller, a Government employe living at 992 Twelfth street northeast, shortly before midnight. Miller had just pulled his automobile up in front of his home when a young white man stepped from the shadows and with leveled gun demanded that Miller open the door and move over. Miller, complied, and was instructed to drive toward the city. At the first dark alley, Miller said, the newcomer (Continued on Page 4, Column 2.) • ■ Prince Photographs Elephants. KHARTOUM, Sudan. Africa, April 8 M*).—'The army airplane which trans ported the Prince of Wales and his hunting party from Juba to Mongalla returned today to Khartoum Airdrome. It is understood that during the flight to Mongalla the prince obtained mo tion picture films of elephant herds from the air. GOOSE HANGS HIGH AT #32 FOR ONE AS BIRD TURNS OUT TO BE A SWAN Proud Nimrods Find It Is No Use to Press Their Claim That Bird Is "Snow Goose.” By the Associated Press. PONTIAC, Mich., April B.—Jack Barrowman and Ed Carlston were very, very proud of the handsome goose they had killed, and had mounted in the lobby of a Pontiac hotel. Came yesterday, and a stranger stood before the mounted goose, eyed it curiously and sal#: “Who killed that swan?” i “From Press to Borne fPithin the Hour** The Star’* carrier system covers every city block and the regular edi-„ tion is delivered to Washington homes as fast as the papers are printed. Yesterday’s Circulation, 115,613 (/P) Mean* Associated Press. DRY CHARGE NAMES WOMAN AND 18MEN Accused of Redistilling and Transporting Alcohol to Retailers Here. One woman and 18 men are charged with conspiracy to violate the national; prohibition act in a warrant issued to- j day by United States Commissioner j Needham C. Turnage. They are ac- 1 cused of operating a still in or near j ! Riverdale. Md.. for the redistillation of i ! denatured alcohol, and with transport-1 ing the product to premises 3442 Four- j teenth street and other locations in the j city, from which places the intoxicating j liquor was retailed. Those named in the warrant are James Clark. Nettie Clark, Harry Kush ner, Earl Harbin, “Philadelphia Jake,” whose real name is unknown; Sam Mor ris, A1 Mendelson, Ida Mendelson, Jerry C. Harteres. Corbin Shield, Eddie Crogan, Frank Baker. Tommy Me- Nichols, Jake Lerner, Roy Ahern, alias i Bozo; Gene Saunders, Jack Gordon. Roy I Beasley, Jack Baum and one Andrew, last name unknown. Hops and Malt Seized. Deputy United States Marshals l Clarkson. Cerimele, Allen, East and ! Graves, armed with the warrant, ap prehended Ida Mendelson, Jerry Char ters, Roy Beasley, Fred Baker and Ed die Crogan and took them before the commissioner, where they were held in bonds ranging from $5,000 to $2,000 for a hearing scheduled for a later date. Prohibition agents, who accompanied the deputy marshals to the store of A1 ' Mendelson, at 3442 Fourteenth street, j took possession of a quantity of hops, halt and other paraphernalia usable in the manufacture of Intoxicating liquor According to the warrant, the 19 per sons are alleged to have conspired be tween January 1 and April 7 to operate a still near Riverdale. Md., for the pur pose of redistilling denatured alcohol, and Jake Lerner, James Clark, “Phila delphia Jake,” Sam Morris. Earl Har bin and Harry Kushker, by participat ing in the operation, control and dis tribution of intoxicating liquor produced at the still and that following the distillation of the alcohol, Clark, Har bin, Lerner and Morris directed, con trolled and transported the intoxicat ing liquor from the still to a house located at 15 Franklin street, Hyatis viile, Md., and in furtherance of the alleged agreement. Mendelson, his wife, Beasley, McNichgls and Ahern trans i ported the liquor or controlled its trans ! portation from the Hyattsville house to [ premises described as 3442 Fourteenth j street. In furtherance of the alleged con spiracy, the last named persons are said | to have distributed the liquor so re ceived through Crogan, Baker. Chateres, 1 Shield. McNichols, Saunders, Lerner, A1 j Mendelson and Gordon, to other premises in the District of Columbia under the control of some of the de fendants, and from these several premises the intoxicating liquor is al leged to have been sold. The warrant was sworn to by Frank D. Tibbett. Several of the other defendants in addition to the five arrested appeared before Commissioner Turnage and gave ball. Assistant United States Attorney Orcutt said he was advised that the other defendants would be surrendered by their counsel and would give bond for their appearance. FRENCH BIRTHS DECREASE Rate Is Lowest Since War—Only 12,564 Over Deaths. PARIS, April 8 (JP).—' The French birth rate last year was the lowest since the World War. Official statistics, made public today, show an excess of only 12,564 births over deaths, as compared with 70,000 last year, which also has been the aver age for the past seven years. Messrs. Barrowman and Carlston, who were on hand, proudly admitted they were the able huntsmen, but explained tactfully that any one but a tenderfoot could see it was a snow goose. The stranger, who turned out to be a conservation officer, took Messrs Barrowman and Carlston to the court house, where they paid $32.70 in fines, and where they looked at a picture book which ahowed the difference between a snow goose and a swan, which is considerable. V TWO CENTS. SUBMARINE ISSUE BLOCKS COMPLETE 3HIER ACCORD U. S., Britain and Japan Reach Agreement on All Other Points. BRIAND BACK AT PARLEY, SEES MACDONALD TODAY Most of American Delegates Give Up Hope of Sailing on Leviathan April 22. By the Associated Press. LONDON. April B.—Complete agree* ment was reached today by Secretary Stimson, Prime Mini* ter Macdonald and Reijiro Wakatsuki on all points re garding a three-power pact, except the important Japanese point regarding the transfer of 20,000 tons from the de stroyer to the submarine category. This latter problem will be dlseussed at anothcir meeting of the big three leaders tomorrow. The three statesmen agreed on earlier replacement program for light cruisers and destroyers. While these conversations were going on Foreign Minister Briand of France arrived in England and will meet Prime Minister Macdonald at the House of Commons later in the day. Secretary Stimson, Macdonald and : Wakatsuki previously had met for the | purpose of trying to achieve a five- I power agreement which would Include j France and Italy. They still cling to j the hope, even though It may be slight, | that these two neighbors may see their way to sign with the rest. But ob servers consider it significant that for the first time the big three today were closeted in order to debate the actual terms of a tripartite treaty. Brings French Answer. Brlai.d presumably brought the French answer to the British sug- I gestions regarding the security pact ; which France demands. Upon that I answer depends whether the nego- I tiations for a five-power agreement ; shall continue at this conference. Con- I ference circles generally, however, ex- I pressed the opinion that both the • French security problem and the Franco-Italian parity impasse would be ' handed on for consideration by other I negotiators. ] Still, France and Italy will have op portunity to sign later even If ad hesion to an agreement cannot be achieved at this moment. It was un derstood that Secretary Stimson, Prime Minister Macdonald and M. Wakatsuki today were working on a so-called "open end” treaty. That is, a treaty so framed as to permit France and Italy to participate if and when they solve their difficulties. The Americans have considerable ma terial which they want included in the treaty and it was assumed this was ; among the matters being discussed today. Most of the American delegation have given up hope of keeping their Leviathan reservations for April 22, and foresee remaining here at least until early In May. The Italians probably will return to Rome over the Easter Week end. Some expect the postponed plenary ■ session of the conference will be held the latter part of this week, and will provide Grandl and M. Briand oppor tunity to state their cases, assign rea sons for their disagreement and post pone settlement of their differences to some future time. Until such a settlement is effected, it is believed, any three-power treaty evolved must contain a provisional clause stating that Great Britain may find it necessary to depart from her treaty navy figures if France goes in too heavily for ship construction. Such a contingency would upset the pro grams under the treaty of the other nations. French Decision Unknown. It is not known what word M. Briand will bring back from his conferences in Paris with Premier Tardieu. Even if it is tentative agreement on a se curity proposal satisfying French qualms against oossible attack, most conference observers do not believe the French will consider it as justification of reduction in their naval program. There are renewed indications that the Macdonald government dare not go too far in the matter of committing Great Britian further in a military way. or in re-interpretation of the covenant of the League of Nations. Mr. Mac donald had a storm raised about his head in the Commons last night by the Conservative* Geoffrey Locker-Lamp son, who even moved adjournment of the House. Adjournment at any time other than the usual rising periods, when moved by the opposition, would be tantamount to censure of the government and prob ably would Involve resignation. In this (Continued on Page 2, Column 6.) TWO-YEAR COMA ENDED WHEN PATIENT EXPIRES George Preston, 75, Fed Artificially During Long Period of Unconsciousness. By the Associated Press. MINNEAPOLIS, April 7.— Death has ended a two-year fight to restore an injured man to consciousness. The patient, George Preston, 75, ex pert accountant of St. Paul, had been in a coma since January 10, 1928, when he was struck down by a motor bus. Twice a day since the accident Mr. Preston had been fed artificially. Physi cians and nurses tried daily to obtain from him some word or sign of recog nition Mr. Preston’s physician said a skull fracture had inflicted a brain injury for which there was no specific treatment. He suffered no other injuries and his health, otherwise sound, was a factor which helped to keep him alive through the long confinement. BLAST KILLS SEAMEN Depth Bomb Explodes Aboard British Destroyer. HONGKONG. April 8 (IP).— Four of the crew of the British destroyer Sepoy were killed today when a depth bomb aboard the vessel exploded. One of the dead was a petty officer. Two sea men were injured seriously and one slightly. The Sepoy, which has a complement of 98 and was completed In 1918, re *' d h»re, slightly damaged.