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GERMAN PAYMENTS
ENDED, CHANCELLOR
TELLS BRITAIN AS
CONFERENCE NEASS
Bruening Informs Ambassa
dor Reich Unable to Meet
Reparations Obligations for
Indefinite Period.
ANNOUNCEMENT PLANNED
AT PARLEY AT LAUSANNE
Berlin Delegation to Contend That
Economic Recovery for World
Impossible Under Present Policy
of Payments to Allied Govern
ments.
By the Associated Press.
BERLIN, January 9.—Chancel
lor Bruening has informed Great
Britain that when the Lausanne
Reparations Conference convenes
Germany will tell the world that
her ability to pay reparations is
at an end.
He told Sir Horace Rumbold,
the British Ambassador, that not
only for the present, but for an
indefinite time to come, Germany
yvill be unable to pay.
The German delegation to the
Lausanne meeting also will argue,
he said, that so long as the pres
ent reparations policy continues,
economic recovery for Germany
and the world will be impossible.
This notification was given yester
day, but the foreign omce announced
It only this afternoon after reports had
come from other European capitals that
Dr. Bruenlng had said Germany would
refuse to accept anything at Lausanne
except complete cancellation of repa
rations.
“It would have been sheer madness
for the chancellor to lay down any such
ultimatum,” said the foreign office
spokesman “If he had, there would
toe no purpose in going to Lausanne.”
Talked Over Situation.
“What happened.” said the spokes
man. “was that the chancellor and the
British Ambassador had a frank talk
on the whole international situation, in
the course of which the Lausanne meet
ing was discussed.
"The chancellor took occasion to lay
Germany’s well known viewpoint before
the Ambassador once more—that obvi
ously Germany, now and for an indefi
nite time in the future, is unable to pay
reparations, and that the world would
be better off if it put an end to the
entire reparations policy.”
Prom a semi-official source it was
learned that the chancellor sought to
convince the British Ambassador that
reparations are ruinous to the world's
economy, and that their continuance
would prevent the world's recovery from
Its economic depression. Germany's
emergence from the economic slump
also depends upon abrogation of the
reparations policy by her creditors, he
contended.
While reiterating this German view
point, the chancellor was careful to
avoid anything which might prejudice
the Lausanne meeting, it w-as said.
On Verge of Collapse.
In authoritative circles it was asserted
that the borrow’ed money with which
Germany hitherto has paid reparations
has become “dead” and cannot be used
for productive purposes.
As a result, Germany's economic
structure is on the verge of a collapse,
which will be unavoidable if an
attempt is made to maintain the
present reparation policy.
If Germany is relieved of reparations,
It was said, she will be able to pay her
private debts In due course, but she
cannot possibly pay these and repara
tions, too.
After he had talked with the British
Ambassador, Chancellor Bruening re
ceived the German Ambassadors to
England, France and Italy, who had
been summoned to Berlin to confer with
him on the reparations problem.
They are now on the way back to
their posts, fully enlightened as to the
German government's attitude and
ready to expound it to the foreign min
isters of the countries to which they
are accredited.
WEEK'S DECAY ASKED.
Britain Want* Lausanne Session to
Meet on January 25.
LONDON, January 9 (JP).—Great
Britain today proposed January 25 as
the date for the Lausanne Reparations
Conference. It was understood that
the change from January 18 was sug
gested because it would be difficult for
France to participate on the earlier
date in view' of the necessity for making
certain cabinet changes.
YEAR’S HOLIDAY PLANNED.
French Proposal to Suggest Payments
in German Railroad Bonds.
PARIS, January 9 UP).—'The French
reparations revision proposal, which will
be submitted to Sir Frederick Leith
Ross, British expert, today, said
Pertinax, noted political writer of the
Echo de Paris, wall call for a one-year
moratorium for Germany in 1933 and
not a two-year stay as was first sug
gested.
It will be proposed, however, he said,
that Germany be relieved of all
unconditional annuities during the mor
atorium instead of only transfers in
foreign currency.
furthermore, he said. Germany would
be permitted to pay the unconditional
annuities in the form of railroad bonds
bearing interest which Great Britain
and France could turn over to the
United States Treasury in payment of
war debts.
FIND BOMB CACHE
Santiago Police Discover Several
Thousand Hidden in House.
SANTIAGO, Chile, January 9 dp.—
Word from Antofogasta today said po
lice had discovered several thousand
bombs hidden in a house there and had
arrested several persons, all of whom
were described as communists. There
was enough explosive, the police said,
to blow up half the city.
Held in Murder
Smith, Davis and Cox Tear
“Prosperity Slogan” of
1928 to Pieces.
Launching their campaign for na
tional victory at the polls next Novem
ber, the Democrats smote the Repub
lican administration hip and thigh at
their Jackson day dinner last night in
the Mayflower Hotel.
As party leaders from every section
of the country listened and shouted ap
proval, three Democratic standard
bearers of the past, former Gov. James
M. Cox of Ohio, John W. Davis, one
time Ambassador to Great Britain, and
former Gov. Alfred E. Smith of New
York, took the Hoover administration
apart to show how. 1n their opinion, it
had failed to function.
They seized upon the slogan of the
Republicans in 1928—Prosperity—and
tore it to shreds. Never again, they
declared, could the G. O. P. go to the
polls with the claim it made four years
ago that Republican rule spells pros
perity, good times, plenty of employ
ment and a full dinner pail.
The Democrats, it seemed, were
holding a "Hoover dinner,” not a Jack
son dinner, judging from the number
of times the name of Mr. Hoover came
from the lips of the speakers, while Old
Hickory was rarely mentioned.
The former Democratic presidential
nominees all had suggestions to make
as to what should be done to aid the
country in its present economic condi
tion. And all expressed the Arm con
vicition that the Democratic party
would be entrusted with this task by
the people at the elections next No
vember. Indeed, the election of a
Democratic President and a Democratic
Congress were declared to be a sine
qua non.
Most Concrete Proposal.
It was former Gov. Smith, the party»
candidate in 1928, and who is still |
looked upon as a presidential possibility
this year, who came forward with the
most concrete proposal to meet the
unemployment situation and to help
end the depression.
Gov. Smith proposed "an issue of
Federal bonds for necessary public im
provements.” These bonds, he said,
should be offered to the American pub
lic directly, just as were the Liberty
Bonds during the World War.
"I feel safe,” said Gov. Smith, "in
venturing an opinion that an offer of
such bonds under such conditions will
loosen up the hoarded money which is
now cared for in sugar bowls, between
mattresses and by the more careful in
safe deposit boxes. I believe if this
matter is properly started and if this
issue is properly handled, it will restore
purchasing power that would be bene
Acial to business, commerce and in
dustry all along the line.”
Gov. Smith said that in providing
for this bond issue Congress should give
the President power to appoint a Fed
eral administrator of public works, and
“clothe him with the power and au
thority to cut, slash and dig into the
red tape now found throughout the
statute laws of the country which re
tards the progress of public works.”
Smith Urges Bond Issue.
While Gov. Smith urged a bond issue
to help meet the unemployment situa
tion, he also called for retrenchment in I
Government expenditures. John W.
Davis and Gov. Cox were equally i
emphatic in their demands that the
Government live within its income and j
by inference opposed more borrowing
of money. One of Gov. Smith’s pro
posals was for Government saving by
consolidation of governmental agencies.
President Hoover, Gov. Smith said, !
I has given this proposal "only passing
(Continued on Page 3, Column 1.)
MAY FAVOR RUBBER CUT
East Indies Governor Rumored for i
Control Plan.
LONDON, January 9 OP).—A dispatch
to the Financial Times from Amster
dam said there were persistent rumors
on the bourse there that the governor
general of the Dutch East Indies has
declared he would agree in principle
to the proposed plan for restriction of
rubber output. No confirmation was
obtainable, however, but in Dutch rub
ber circles the opinion was expressed,
the dispatch said, that the governor
probably would yield to the wishes of a
majority of those in the industry.
AS AC1 OF REVENGE
Son-in-law, a Navy Officer,
and Enlisted Sailor Also
Are Accused.
MRS. FORTESCUE KNOWN
WELL IN WASHINGTON
Daughter of Late Charles J. Bell.
Crime Climaxes Assaults
and High Feeling.
By the Associated Press.
HONOLULU, January 9.—Police to
day charged a naval officer and his
socially prominent mother-in-law had
sought to avenge with murder a crimi
nal attack upon the officer’s wife.
While officials pleaded with a hysteri
cal city for calmness and order, Mrs.
Grace Bell Fortescue of New York and
Washington, Lieut. Thomas H. Massie,
U. S. N., her son-in-law, and E. J.
Lord, Navy enlisted man, were charged
with murder and held in custody at
Pearl Harbor, naval base, aboard the
receiving ship Alton.
Well Known Here.
(Mrs. Grace Bell Fortescu^ is the
daughter of the late Charles J. Bell,
Washington banker, and has been so
cially prominent in the East since her
debutante days.
Her husband, Granville Fortescue,
writer and soldier, has had an adven
turous career. A cousin of Theodore
Roosevelt, he served with his distin
guished kinsman in the Rough Riders,
and when Roosevelt came to the presi
dency Fortescue was made a White
House aide. He was also a war corre
spondent and served in the American
Army in the World War. They were
married in 1910.
Mrs. Massie, the former Thalia
Fortescue, is cne of four daughters.
She was presented to society in Wash
ington and on Thanksgiving day, 1927,
was married to the then Ensign T. H.
Massie at Washington Cathedral, five
months after Massie had been grad
uated from Annapolis.
Lieut. Massie hails from Winches
ter, Ky.)
Shots Fired at Car.
Police searched Mrs. Fortescue’s
house and said they found signs of a
struggle, a bed room door dangling
from a twisted hinge, blood stains on
the bed room floor and one sheet miss
ing.
The body of Joseph Kahahawai,
Hawaiian, one of five men awaiting
trial for assaulting Mrs. Massle last
September, was found late yesterday in
an automobile driven by Mrs. Fortescue
with Lieut. Massie and Lord as passen
gers. It was wrapped in a sheet. The
Hawaiian had been shot through the
heart.
When driven off the road by police,
the death car was speeding toward
fCoko Head, W’here the tides flow rapidly
through the channel between the
Islands of Oahu and Molokai. Police
said they had chased the automobile
10 miles and fired several shots in at
tempts to halt it.
None of the three would make any
statement about the matter.
A1 Jones, Navy enlisted man, was
found on guard at the Fortescue resi
dence, ana was taken into custody.
Upon hinj police said they found a
magazine from a .32 automatic, with
one cartridge missing, and a fake sum
mons addressed to Kahahawai.
It was this summons, police asserted,
which lured the young Hawaiian into an
automobile from the court room where,
as one charged with a serious crime and
at liberty pending trial, he had gone to
make his dally report.
Climax to Disorders.
The slaying climaxed a series of
events which in the last few weeks
have aroused Honolulu residents deep
ly. Following an attack upon a school
teacher last week, Gov. Lawrence M.
Judd ordered all police agencies to
"rid Honolulu of vice.” Earlier Horace
Ida, island-born Japanese, co-defen<%
ant with Kahahawai in the trial, had
been beaten by a mob of 20 men and
several minor riots had broken out in
the city.
An escaped prisoner from Oahu
(Continued on Page 2, Column 1.)
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QUIT SNOWBOUND TRAIN
20 Alaskan Passengers Beach Sta
tion Nearby as Track Is Cleared.
SEWARD. Alaska, January 9 (A>).—
A number of passengers marooned four
days on a train by a blizzard in Broad
Pass have made their way over the snow
to Dead Horse, a nearby station, rail
road officials said today.
The passengers are being taken care
of at the Government hotel there. In
all, 20 were aboard the train, which
w'as bound for Fairbanks.
Meanwhile, plows were in use battling
to clear the track.
QUAKE RECORDED HERE
An earthquake only 2,850 miles away
was recorded early today on the George
town University seismograph. It began
at 5:40:24 and reached its second stage
at 5:46:24.
It was not sufficiently severe to de
termine the direction of the quake from
Washington.
AMIABLE THIEVES BEGIN ROBBERY
WITH TWO-HOUR FIRESIDE CHAT
Take Silverware and $150 After Arriving Family Is
Greeted Graciously.
Bt the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, January 9.—All in all, the
three thieves who visited the home of
Harold R. Goodheart last night, had a
good time.
Mrs. Goodheart was alone when one
of them rang the door bell.
"Now just sit down," he said, "and
make yourself at home. We'll Just wait j
for the others.”
One got her a glass of water. An
other turned on the radio, and all j
chatted amiably until Mr. Goodheart
arrived.
"Hello, Harold.” said the leader.
"Take a seat, old man.”
Goodheart’* daughter, ^physical edu-1
cation Instructor, was the next to ar
rive. She was greeted with “Good eve
ning Adelaida." Dorothy Fraser, a
teacher friend of Miss Goodheart,
dropped in and was made at home.
By the time Mr. Goodheart's grand
f?1her Raphael, 74, reached the house
the robbers were on even more familiar
terms. They greeted him as "gandpa."
After two and a half hours of visiting
the trio took the silverware, $150 in
cash, locked the five in a closet and bid
them goodnight.
Radio Programs on Page B-J2
DEMOCRATS OFFER
’32 CONVENTION FOR
HIGHEST CASH BID
Atlantic City Promises Sum
of $200,000 for Party
to Gather There.
KANSAS CITY BELIEVED
TO HAVE BEST CHANCE
Chairman Haskob Denies Doing
Anything For or Against
Any Candidate.
BY G. GOliLD LINCOLN.
Chairman John J. Raskob at a meet
ing of his committee at the Mayflower
Hotel today put the Democratic na
tional convention on the auction block.
The chairman declared that he
believed the Democratic Committee
legitimately has the right to sell the
convention to the city making the
highest bid for the-1 honor of holding it,
particularly in view of the fact that the
national organization needs money at
this time.
"I believe that the convention should
go to the city which makes the best
offer for it,” said Chairman Raskob.
“The chair will now entertain bids for
the convention.”
Has No Choice of Cities.
Mr, Raskob prefaced the statement
with a declaration that there had been
a number of erroneous newspaper re
ports about the selection of a conven
tion city, adding: "I have no choice
for the convention city myself.”
Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey City,
a vice chairman of the Democratic
National Committee, was recognized by
Chairman Raskob. He called atten
tion to the fact that Mayor Harry A.
Bacharach of Atlantic City was in the
hall ready to submit a bid for the con
vention on the part of Atlantic City.
Mr. Bacharach was then recognized
and made his presentation of the case
for Atlantic City.
Mayor Bacharach lost no time in
making a bid of *200,000 on behalf of
Atlantic City for the Democratic Na
tional Convention. The mention of the
figure brought loud applause from mem
bers of the committee, The largest
sum which has been discussed as the
convention bid in the last few days
was $150,000.
Reports circulated that the Smith
Raskob faction in the committee had
urged Atlantic City to increase its bid
to $200,000 in order to checkmate the
Roosevelt group, which had been back
ing Kansas City, Mo., and which is
opposed to having the convention gp
either to Chicago or Atlantic City.
Invited to San Francisco.
Mayor Bacharach set forth to the
committee the qualifications of Atlantic
City for holding a national conven
tion, declaring that they had the larg
est convention hall in the country and
promising the delegation wonderful
weather if they come to Atlantic City.
Isadore Dockwieler, Democratic na
tional committeeman from California,
came forward with his offer for the
Democratic National Convention on be
half of San Francisco. San Francisco,
he said, offered $150,000 for the con
vention.
He presented a certified cnecK lor tne
amount and told the members of the
committee that San Francisco would
give them a warm welcome.
The Democratic National Convention
of 1920 was held in San Francisco.
Scott Bullitt of the State of Washing
ton seconded the invitation of San
Francisco for the convention.
Despite the offer of $200,000 made by
Atlantic City, some of the Democratic
leaders expressed the opinion that the
convention probably would go to a
Middle Western city, probably Kansas
City, even though that city only made
a smaller bid.
Presents Chicago Bid.
Edward N. Hurley of Chicago, former
chairman of the United States Ship
ping Board, presented Chicago’s bid
for the Democratic National Conven
tion. He did not go beyond the $150,
000 mark, however, although there had
been reports in the committee room
that Chicago might match Atlantic
City’s $200,000 offer.
Mr Hurley called attention to the
advantage of Chicago’s geographical lo
cation, dec taring that 62 per cent of
(Continued on Page 3, Column 8.)
HEFLIN WITNESSES
TO END TESTIMONY
Remaining 150 Called in Alabama
Probe of Senatorial Election Con
test After One-Day Extension.
By the Associated Press.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., January 9.—A
one-day extension today gave former
Senator J. Thomas Heflin an oppor
tunity to call a number of his remain
ing 150 witnesses to testify in support
of his charge of "fraud" was practiced
in the election of his successor, Senator
John H. Bankhead.
The extra day of testimony was al
lowed yesterday by Harrison W. Smith,
observer for the Senate Elections Sub
committee at Heflin's contest hearing,
after he received a telegram from tne
subcommittee chairman, Senator Hast
ings of Delaware, agreeing to the ex
tension of time.
After today’s hearing, an adjourn
ment will be taken until Monday when
Senator Bankhoad will begin presenting
witnesses in rebuttal. His attorneys
indicated they expected to complete
their work in less than the six days
used by Heflin.
Numerous irregularities in a score
of North Alabama counties have been
charged by witnesses appearing for
Heflin. They include intimidation of
Heflin supporters, coercion of employes
favorable to his cause, "ballot snatch
ing,” “electioneering,” illegal casting
and counting of votes, and other acts
of misconduct on the pan of election
officials.
L. WHEELER DIES
Was Former Representative and
Mayor of Springfield, 111.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., January 9 </F) —
.Loren E. Wheeler, former Representa
tive and mayor, died of ^ heart disease
in his home here last night. He had
been in ailing hj^lth for five years.
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NONSENSE, DAWES DECLARES
OF PRESIDENTIAL AMBITIONS
Ambassador, Announcing He
Wjli Resign, Spikes Rumor
He Will Enter Race.
Asserts He Will Resume
Banking Activities in
Chicago.
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By the Associated Press.
As quickly as it began, speculation
that Charles G. Dawes might have po
litical honors in mind faded today.
One brief, brusque sentence from the
diplomat in Chicago ended for the time
being, at least, whispers in Capitol cor
ridors that a presidential bee might
have been sounding about hts ears as he
said he Intended to quit as Ambassador
to Great Britain.
"It's all damn nonsense,” he said.
Meantime, an announcement by
Senator Moses, Republican, New Hamp
shire, of hi* reasons for filing in the
New Hampshire primary as a delegate
(Continued on Page 2, Column 6.)
CHARLES G. DAWES.
D. F. DAVIS QUITS
PHILIPPINES PDS!
Hoover Announces Selection
of Theodore Roosevelt as
Governor General.
Dwight F. Davis resigned today as
Governor General of the Philippines
and his successor will be Theodore
Roosevelt, now Governor of Porto Rico.
Appointment of Roosevelt was an
nounced immediately after Davis' resig
nation.
After conferring with President
Hoover, the Governor General said
there is no understanding as to when
this resignation takes effect.
He plans to leave ttys country shortly
to visit his wife and daughter Alice in
Paris. The illness of Mrs. Davis was
one of the reasons given for his resig
nation.
Davis confirmed reports of his resig
nation as he stood beside Secretary of
War Hurley in the White House offices
after a talk with the Chief Executive.
Plans to Take Rest.
He immediately moved to quiet spec
ulation that he might enter politics
again, possibly seeking a post in the
Senate. Asked directly about this, he
replied:
"There is nothing in it.”
“I feel that I have served my turn
for 25 years. Now I plan to get a lit
tle rest.”
Davis has been Governor of_the
(Continued on Page 2, Column 2.)
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DISTINGUISHED GROUP
TO SEE SHIP LAUNCHED
Mrs. Robert G. Stone of Boston
Serves as Sponsor of New Steam
er at Newport News, Va.
By the Associated Pres*.
NEWPORT NEWS. Va , January 9 —
A distinguished group hrhded by Mrs.
Robert G. Stone of Boston, wife of a
director of the Eastern Steamship l.lne,
gathered here today to witness the
launching of the passenger and freight
steamer Saint John at the plant of the
Newport News Shipbuilding At Dry
Dock Co.
The vessel will be delivered to her
owners in the late Spring and will be
placed Immediately In the Boston-New
Brunswick tourist trade.
Mrs. Stone, the ship's sponsor, was
attended by E. O. Donnell, president
of the line, and by an official party of
guests.
The Saint John is named for the city
of that name In New Brunswick,
Canada. The craft Is 402 feet long,
has a beam of 60 feet, and a 20-foot
draft.
A second vessel, to be christened the
Acadia, will be launched soon.
Texas Plans $1,000,000 Relief.
AUSTIN, Tex., January 9 (Jf).—A
$1,000,000 bond maintenance program
to relieve unemployment was announced
by the Texas highway department yes
terday. The work will be Independent
of road and bridge projects, estimated
to cost approximately $1,500,000. which
soon will be placed under contract.
CHEST DRIVE GIVES
m TO STATES
Campaign in Government De
partments Goes Well
Above Mi'lion Goal.
"
Welfare agencies in nearby Maryland
and Virginia will receive $73,616.96 as
a result of the drive conducted through
the Government departments in con
nection with the forthcoming campaign
of the Washington Community Chest.
This was announced today at the
office of Thomas E. Campbell, president
of the Civil Service Commission, who is
chairman of the Government drive.
The Washington Chest will receive
$1,007,000.
A number of agencies in Maryland
*id Virginia are to participate in the
funds, but the exact amount each is
to get probably will not be available for
a couple of weeks. The first collection
will be made in the pay which the Gov
ernment employes receive January 15
Returns from the solicitation of the
Government establishment which set
out originally for a goal of $1.000.000
are not quite complete, contributions
continuing to straggle in.
More than $25,000 has come in since
Christmas when the drive was formally
concluded, bringing the funds to more
than $80,000 over the amount original
ly sought.
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GETS $5,000 PAY ROLL
Bandit Shoots Cashier in Arkansas
Gazette Office.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., January 9 (JP).
—A bandit followed two messengers
from a bank into the Arkansas Gazette’s
business office today, shot and wounded
the cashier, J. E. Chappell, and escaped
with the newspaper’s weekly pay roll
of more than $5,000.
Lowell, Mass., Loot Found on
Farm After Arrest of
Two Men.
LOWELL, Mass., January 9 (/P).—
One hundred thousand dollars in cash
and currency which had been taken
from a mail sack here December 31
was found today buried in the ground
in a by-path off the Hood Farm road
in Tewksbury.
A postal clerk and a truck driver
were arrested early today and ordered
held in connection with the robbery.
Postal inspectors who placed Louis
Skaff, truck driver, and Victor L. Ma
goon, postal clerk, under arrest after
several hours of questioning, said they
would be arraigned during the day and
definite charges placed against them.
Skaff was the driver of a truck that
carried mall from the Lowell Post Office
to the railroad station. Magoon was a
clerk in the Lowell Post Office.
A mail sack containing two pouches
disappeared on December 31 after it
had left the Lowell Post Office. One
of the pouches contained $100,000 in
currency, which was being shipped by
a Lowell bank to the Federal Reserve
Bank in Boston.
The other pouch contained registered
mail. It was reported that the reg
istered mail pouch held negotiable se
curities and paper valued at approxi
mately $150,000.
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COMMUNISTS ATTACKED
Spanish Protest Minister’s Refusal
to Allow Mass Meeting.
MADRID, Spain, January 9 (>P).—
Riot squads attacked Communists in the
Puerta Del Sol, Madrid’s principal
square, during a demonstration last
night to protest the refusal of the min
istry of interior to permit a mass
meeting.
The Communists wanted to hold the
mass meeting to protest the killing of
six persons January 5 in an outbreak
at Arnedo.
After the riot squads attack numerous
arrests were made.
200 KILLED IN BATTLES
600 Abyssinian Warriors Attack
Tribe in French Somaliland.
DJIBOUTI, French Somaliland, Jan
uary 9 (./P).—Reports reached here to
day of tribal battles along the Somali
land-Abyssinian frontier in which
nearly 200 were killed.
A band of 600 warriors crossed into
French territory from Abyssinia and at
tacked a tribe there. A platoon of the
French Camel Corps drove off the at
tackers.
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TRADE EXPANSION WIDE
Chicago Figures Show Big Gain
Over Previous Year.
CHICAGO, January 9 (A>).—The
Chicago Association of Commerce re
ported today that 1931’s industrial ex
pansion, which totaled $43,143,500, ex
ceeded that of 1930, when a total of
$26,121,615 was recorded.
Construction of the second unit of
the State Line Generating Co. at an
estimated cost of $25,000,000 brought
the result above what it might other
wise have been in a year below normal,
the report said.
WOMAN BARGAIN HUNTERS HURT
WHEN MOB BREAKS SHOW WINDOW
More Than a Dozen Treated by Rescue Squad and Four
Are Removed to Hospital.
More than a dozen women were in
jured this morning when two plate
glass show windows at the Leonce Shop,
1115 G street, collapsed as a mob of
eager shoppers sought to cbtain first
choice in a “selling-out sale” conducted
by the establishment.
Pressed against the front door of the
store and inclosed on either side by
sheets of glass, the crowd surged back
and forth until one of the windows
caved in under the pressure. In the
rush to escape falling glass from one
side the other window also was
knocked in.
The fire rescue squad and an emer
gency police detail responded to a local
alarm and four of the injured were
taken to Emergency Hospital. Others
were treated cn the scene. None was
believed to be seriously hurt, the in
juries consisting chiefly of minor cuts
and bruises^
s
Damage to the store was not de
termined.
The business is owned by Leon
Schwartzman. 924 Chauncey avenue,
Baltimore, Md. After the accident vic
tims had been cared for and the
broken glass swept away, the sale con
tinued.
Those injured included: May Floyd,
27, Lyon Park, Va.; Violetta Brown,
21, 3000 block Twenty-fourth street
northeast; Julia Bowen, 24, 1300 block
Rhode Island avenue; Mrs. Bella
Weiner, 30, 3400 block Sherman avenue;
Mrs. C. E. Stevens, 20, Clarendon, Va.;
Elsie Updike, 1900 block M street
northeast; Bertha Seal, colored, 15,
1300 block Corcoran street; Mrs. A.
Landsman, 53. 600 block Kenyon street;
Mrs. Heatwold, 34, 3600 block Thir
teenth street. Several women who
suffered minor bruises left the scene
without accepting treatment or giving
their names.
NINE-POWER PACE
REVISION MAY BE
SOUGHT BV JAPAN;
WILL REPLY 10 0. S.
Spokesman Says Government
Neglected to Make Reser
vation on Manchuria Be
fore Signing.
INUKAI CABINET DECIDES
TO REMAIN IN OFFICE
Answer to Stimson Due late Next
Week—Press Denies Interfer
ence With China's Administra
tive Power, Viewing Washington
Contention as a Mistake.
BY JAMES P. HOWE.
By the Associated Press.
TOKIO, January 9.—A confer
ence to revise the nine-power
treaty, which was cited by Secre
tary of State Stimson in his re
cent note to Japan on the Man
churian question, may be sought
by Japan, it was learned on good
authority today.
The purpose, it was said, would
be to secure a more clear defini
tion of the term “administrative
integrity” as used in the treaty.
A spokesman for the govern
ment said that at the time of
signing the Kellogg pact the
Japanese government should have
made a reservation on Manchuria,
but it neglected to do so.
The cabinet of Premier Inukai de
cided to remain in office en bloc today
after its resignation, presented after a
bomb attack on Emperor Hirohito yes
terday, had been discussed last night.
Reply Due Next Week.
The government's reply to Secretary
Stimson’s note will be forwarded to
Washington late next week, possibly
after the arrival of Kenkichi Yoshizawa,
former Japanese representative at the
League of Nations Council, who has
been appointed foreign minister in thf
cabinet of his father-in-law. Premie
Inukai. M. Yoshizawa is on his wrc
from Paris.
Meanwhile, the foreign office has t*
cided the Stimson note is a formal
communication and requires a reply,
but the position is being taken tha* tti
American Secretary of State actual#
did not invoke the nine-power pact, tht
simply reminded Japan of her tfoliga
tions under it.
Officials said that after further con
sideration of the note they determined
it contains nothing startling and no
threat of drastic measures. It was in
terpreted as being along much the same
lines as the Wilson-Bryan notes of
1915, and the note of 1921 regarding
Saghalien, that is to say, "a matt® of
record.”
Disagree With United States Stand.
Japanese newspapers generally ex
pressed disagreement with the position
of the United States in the note, how
ever. The American Government, they
said, is mistaken in its chief contention,
ill which it denies the legality of the
existing Manchurian situation.
“Japan never interfered with China’s
administrative power in Manchuria, as
Secretary Stimson infers,” tijid the
newspaper Nichi Nichi, “becaus* China’s
so-called administrative power in Man
churia never existed. If any real power
ever ruled Manchuria, it was Marshal
Chang Hsueh-Liang. Japan had no in
tention of ruining political power in
Manchuria. It was self-ruined.”
The newspaper Asahi said the note
impressed Japan by its serious tone
regarding Chinchow as the last remain
ing stand of Chinese governmental au
thority in Manchuria.
“In this attitude,” the paper said,
“the United States is entirely in error.
Japan’s military operations in Manchu
ria have been solely in self-defense
against outlaws. * * * Japan’s ac
tion in the Chinchow zone resulted in
the impairment of the rights of no third
power, nor has Japan any more to do
with the new government now under
formation than the United States has
in the same circumstances in Nicara
gua.”
Cab-'net Urged to Continue.
The decision of the cabinet to remain
in office was taken as another victory
for Premier Inukai, known as "the
Old Pox,” whose political enemies had
predicted his government was doomed
after 28 days in office.
The decision was made at an urgent
session of the cabinet after receipt of
an imperial command urging it to con
tinue because of the importance of the
present situation at- home nd abroad.
Premier Inukai went to the palace im
mediately after the meeting and for
mally accepted the Emperor’s command.
A collective responsibility, linked up
with the Japanese family system under
which each member is responsible in
large measure for the acts and fate of
other members, was the reason for the
formal resignation of the cabinet yes
terday.
The chief of the metropolitan police
and 18 members of the police force who
were on duty near the scene of the
bombing yesterday resigned because of
the incident.
CHINA’S REPLY DRAFTED.
Approval Waits on Return of Premier
From Shanghai.
NANKING, China, January 9 UP).—
Eugene Chen, Chinese foreign minis
ter, completed today a draft o< China’s
reply to Secretary of State Stimson’s
note on the Manchurian question,
which was delieved here yesterday.
The Chinese reply must be approved
by the government before it is sent
to Washington and this cannot be
done until the return of Premier Sun
Fo, who is at Shanghai conferring with
Wang Ching-Wei, Leftist leader.
AMERICANS GET WARNING.
PEIPING, Janu
Adams, United S
kow, informed t!
here today that 1
dren at the Amei
logical Seminary
away, have been i
Hankow for a_fe\
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