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WASHINGTON, FAATMWAY EVEMGo MRUABT K IM. Vd BKMK NTFARE N? . . Aks Extension of fPCO 13 ALSO SATISFIED E1Sti Light Corporation Feels it Whld Be Allowed 8 Per Cent. adng that the present 11 -81 fcw es and electric light ees io District of Columbia be hAct!n wg gied today with the i Vutss Comminsaon by the WashIm m .ailway and Electric Osassay and the Potomac Electric COMr COWmamy. Ia tho. m1- for the continuation the reente street oar faces, the askhingt n *alway and Electric COpieny ause makes a plea that the Capital Tractio Coepeay be allowed t6 elia-t the present fare-S cents ph ik tokens tot 30 Cents. RAYw noW Ir cOeaT. e present rate remains until >1, unless the Public Utilities am before that date takes ifa e eaties. If the corn Jat, to set before that street or f"ta In Wash wosM gro bod to I- ents. same ondition applies tq the of electric light sod eoasumers in Wash he w 'a.the company at the ste e en per kilowatt hour. If the ommission does not take affairative action. the rate will go baok toe cents. The scnsumers at present, how ever. are paying 10 cents per kilo watt hour, but 1% cents is being im pounded by the court pending the outompe a the suit by the company to compel the commission to allow them a 10-bent rate. MmZW PI0AL. PLAN UROED. In thi petition asking for a con tinuane n the car fares In Wash ington,.theifoman of that it Is only snaking 4.U per cent on the value placed on tite property of the company by the commission. The petition goes Into the history of the proposal to have Congres senact leg islation that will change the basis ot taxation of the local street rail way companies from one based on gross receipts to one based on oper ating lnuxea and to relieve the street railways frepo the burden of man taing street crossing policemen. The petition says In part: Twr the Information of the com Mission. we have prepared and at tacted hereto, a statement inowing results of operation within the Dis trict of Columbia of the btreet Rail ways making up ti, said Washington ailway & Electr. Company's Sys tem for the period of eight (1)months, ended December 31, 1920, from which it will appear the operating Income available for return upon Investment fer this period was $669.41.3 or an estimated annual operating income of $13.103.30, which is a return of 4.98% on the value placed on our properties the District of Columbia by th Public Utilities Commission, with Seat additions thereto ($17, There Is Included In the above com putation a actual expenditure for smaitenance of ways and structures of $e, 1e.4 in addition to the eoge for Depreciation as ordered y the eemiten. Our estimates of epeaditures for the necessary up . t sthae wosty por 191 farl - Waetappli ao Nmr 30 eo eusthae sutte that thel a red ein of 3%to 'inthe tohue raWebe 1, 1930u to bdalloe onat that ler ameo te asproemty ote ft is father committion tad that esalesionshoulditkInol con e ith rsaetson secth rih rate let pera cet. ealwdo h fair estaete the ppicrti ob-h taig al aey carita enion aso tend biy teoatfiysuiotad that a eai rte return pon thecuri tereaefresaidrishuld no be ld atles en aend. l a es oerer sia is fsactoir e lIe interest to enable these to maintain an unimpaired edtet meet the present high ope. (CCatinese en Page 13. Clumn T.) Pa. Crude Oil Cut Again. pIgTTUtGOI. Feb. 36.--The Joseph * epPurebasing Agey today an mase further reductions in the .ro f various grades of crude oiL. l~obSt~aal is out 38 eents to P3: fabeli is est 1, eent to $1.R6. Somer et Ev ii out 16 eants to *1.U6; bsimeruet light Is out IS eets to $1.33. wouu &wBroom for Harding Is at White House A 6 broan, mrefaDmy e is savas, consigmed to t" elect Mardiag. arrived by espeems at the White House shortly befere neos today. There immediately followed much chattering and muttering of clerks sad others at the eesutive aean sion. many taking .e bree as symbolic of the "ein sweeping" of White House employes by the incoming President. True, most of the White House employes have resigned, their resig nations taking efect on March 4. The sender's name did not appear on the package. It has been put aside for the arrival of President. elect Harding. SOLDIERBONUS UP IN SENATE Finance Committee Indorses Measure, With Payments Ef fective in 1923. The Senate Finance Committee to day reported favorably the soldiers' bonus bill. The tax features of the "anure as It passed the House wofe Amnendments adopted bl the com' site. provide that appliesetins for aid under the bonus providons roust be made by former service men be fore July' 1, 1922, and no payments of the bonus become e'ective until January 1, 1928. DOLLAR A DAY PROVIDm. The bill as reported provides for $1 per day cash bonus for each day served except the Brst sixty days. For former service men who select other than a cash bonus $1.25 per day is granted. Optional plans. other than the cash bonus. provided in the bill Include Government insurance, farm and home aid, land settlements, and voca tional training. The bill as reported carried no appro-. priation and provides no means for raising the money to pay the bonus, this matter being left until the next session of Congress. The bill pro vides that all applications must be fled by July l 1922, in order that Congress may be able to have data on the number of applications before taking steps to provide an appropria tion payable not earlier than January 1. 1923. The committee will seek to obtain action on the bill in the Senate early next week. The last date for filing applica tions was fixed six months prior to the date for the initial payment of the bonus to permit ongress to deter mine the amount of money due under the law. An additional 25 cents per day is provided for foreign service. No soldier can receive more than $500 bonus for domestic service or more than $625 bonus for foreign service. The foreign service period is to be calculated from the date of embark ation to the date of disembarkation. No bonus is to be paid to any com missioned officer above the grade of captain in the army and marine corps lieutenants in the navy, or assistant surgeon in the public health service. Yes, there is an Automobile for you Don't overlook the fact that used cars can be bought at prices never before thought of. F DTRUCK --tn; worm drive; DL.D5MOBILE-5edan; in good condi tion ne pat; new battery; I tires; APERON--Chummy roadster; am .J.e!avicity;must dispoee of at once. CADILLAC-'1, teuriag. Ovorid 4 IS.tor ag. ,orig 1W16lCSKtrngt (car. oing.cila ondition. Rigt prie te quck put chaser. FORD-Coupe; driven only k0 Ford--Teuring; 351?; A.E.g. start Betrok-D Biiz. therng fne' ferge Attacivetems n boet cae h 19ii LUXLJGTON sport model. Paint, top, tir, an meter In eneellest ee I PARI RLLY TO SAE FIM LIBERTY Clvio Bodies to Challenge Crafts At Hearing-Elks and Cham ber Denounce "Blue Ban." With strong opposities aeiumulat ing against the preposed attempt to change the present regulations gov erning pictures in We District, the hearing planned by the District Com missioners for Monday promises to be one of the stormiest held recently in the Capital. MANY TO A'PranD. Committees from the various trade bodies. including the Washington Chamber of Commerce, civic, etisens and fraternal associations, have been directed to attend the hearing and hurl verbal broadsides at any attempt of the Rev. Wilbur Flske Crafts, head of the Internal Reform Bureau. to in fluence the Commissioners to change the present moving picture censorship regulations. Here are some of the associations whose committees will attend the hearing to oppose the proposed cen sorship: Washington Chamber of Commerce. Washington Lodge, No. 15, B. P. O. Elks, representing 2,480 members who are residents of Washington. The Secular League. Vincent B. Costello Post, No. 15. American Legion. The Central Labor Union. City Employee' Union. Most of es seek el avi gene tecord against the proposed censo rip nd in favor of the continued Sunday showing of moving pictures. PROTEST C N5OSHIP. At two meetings held last night, one by the Washington Chamber of Commerce and the other by the Wash ington Lodge of Elks, vigorous pro tests against the proposed film cen sorship developed. Following the .aeeting of the Chamber of Commerce, a resolution was adopted declaring that the mem bers were "unalterably opposed to any such attempt." Dr. Crafts at tended the meeting, and for more than an hour was on the witness stand. He was frequently interrupted and his statements of "immoral" pic tures were challenged. A climax was reached at the con clusion of the meeting as Dr. Crafts left the stand, when one of the mem bers stood up and shouted. "God save the country." Dr. Crafts introduced a 1,200-word telegram, alleged to have been sent him by a "Mr. Hampton, president of four moving picture companies," in which Dr. Crafts said Mr. Hampton supported the campaign for regula tion of pictures in the District. After some hesitation, Dr. Crafts turned the "telegram" over to Harry King, who read it. Col. Rbert N. Harper, former president of the chamber, took exception to Dr. Crafts' apparent hesi tation in presenting the telegram to be read, and declared: "The manner in which you intro (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) HOOVER CONFERS WITH ALEXANDER Herbert Hoover, who has been des ignated as Secretary of Commerce in the Cabinet of President-elect Hard ing, today conferred with Secretary of Commerce Alexander. They went over much of the ofrnce routine and discussed work which will be left pending when Secretary Alexander leaves office. Mr. Hoover said that he desired to get "a ground work" of the Depart ment of Commerce ad its present activities and for this pvrpose he had asked Secretary Alexander for an ap pointment. Mr. Hoover said he wanted it to be made plain that report. that he had asked to have the Shipping Board combined with the Department of Commerce were erronleous. He said this matter had not been dis cussed with President-elect Harding. He stated *iat he does net expect to see the President-elect before March 4. Future plans for the Department of Commerce are not yet in such a stage that they may be discussed. Mr. Hoover said. "IF By' What will the new IN TO1\ DON DI Hery For Bernstei Folowing Is M tosftl of a s stein la reply to Henry Ford: Henry Foad-A M By HERMAN Author and Jemsmist of fatsrna Judmhi , who spent months invb mes propasmda edmmsip. NEW YORK, Feb. 26.-H character. He is much morei brand, than any deluded fana carrying out his peculiar i fanaticism with his millions. his millions. Unfamiliar with the histc tory of this country, Mr. Ford of his ignorance. His phenon of the kind that can never be has been described both by Gei and criminologists. Carried away by the powe himself lord of all he surveys and obstinate in his whims. nor the calm judgment to weij hi. whims. His actions indica difference between right and w He depends entirely upon his lieu-4 tenants, upon his favorites who dis tort the truth to suit his whims. Moved by impulses, capricious as a 0p94ed child, he rushes to carry out his w b1*L most dangerous f proebrand. Whoa Rosika huitnmerv deW tempting pltu to him of how could immortalise himself as a peacemaker, and at the same time rub shoulders with the kings of Europe. he immediately decided upon the peace expedition. He quickly chartered a boat, invited all sorts and conditions of men and women and started out on the strangest EXmSPEAKER CLARKI IS MUCH_IMPROVED Spends Good Night and Doctors Say He Now Has "Fight ing Chance." Ex-Speaker Champ Clark. of Mis souri, who has been critically ill with a complication of diseases at the Coa gress Hall Hotel, is much improved today, but is not yet out of danger, it was stated by his physician, Dr. Jesse Shoup, today. "He has a fighting chance," de clared Dr. Shoup. "Mr. Clark is suf fering from a complication of dis eases, including nervous breakdown and arterlo-sclerosis. He is also suf fering from a mild attack of pleu risy. Despite his age, however, which is seventy-one, he is making a great fight and has an even chance to re cover." PAINS DISAPPEAR. "He spent a very good night and is much improved today," declared Mrs. Clark this morning. "He says that the pains in his chest have en tirely disappeared Ind that he fel much better this morning." According to Dr. Shoup. Mr. Clark Arst suffered from the hardening of the arteries about a year ago. The present attack, which necessitated his going to bed, began two decks a'go. Several consultations with specialists have been held, among the physicians being Dr. Liewellyn Darker, of Johns Hopkins University, Baltmore. DAUGHTER 15 33RU. In addition to Mrs. Clark, his son Bennett Clark, of St. Louis, formerly a colonel in the A. E. F. and Mrs. James V. Thompson, of New orleans. the daughter, formerly Genevteve Clark. are in constant attendance upon the sx-speaker. Champ Clark was born at Bowling GIreen, Ky.. March 7, 18541. As a Congressman from Missouri he has seen service in all Congresses rom the Fifty-third through the Sixty sixth, with the exception of the Fifty-fourth. Ha was defeated for re-election in November's Republican landslide. It was a heavy blow to the veteran statesman. I WERE WILLIAM JET President do? Will he be in IORROW'S Menace, in Says iries. f...tid by Herni Ber mawe to Ameica. BERNSTEIN tigatedg HemryFas at t mnry Ford is a very dangerous langerous than any poor fire ic who has not the means of signs. Mr. Ford backs his He backs his ignorance with ry of the world and the his aets as though he were proud renal hunger for notoriety is satisfied. It is a disease that tile and Jewish psychologists r of his millions, he imagines . He is naive, yet obdurate Re has neither the education rh and consider the effeots of to that he does not know the prong. cruise recorded in history. When he saw that he was looked upo& as an interna onalt~~~on .b suddenly fellow-psoemakersa. WAR AGAwwr nw. When the world war was over, Mr. lord started a war of his own against the Jews. And he calls it an educational campaign of peace. Men like Henry Ford are extreme ly unsate. There is no telling how far their whims will carry them. (Continued on Page 1, Column .) PANAMA ARMS FOR WAR ON COSTA RICA Two Republics Incensed Over Territorial Dispute-U. S. Refuses Ammunition. The United States has takes -e .top. to efee i. g..d ..See to settle the diferenees between Pan ama and Costs Ries., the State De partmeat anenaeed today. BALBOA. Panama Canal Zone, Feb. 3.-The republics of Panama and Costa Rica are at loggerheads to day as the result of an award to Costa Rica by an international ar biter of territory which had been .laimed by Panama. Al Diarlo Nacional published a mensational and unconfirmed report that war may be declared. Panama withdrew all the police ruen from Panama City and Colon. Pending them--00 in number-and some volunteers to the scene of the lisputed territory. Firemen have replaced the policemen in the two Panaman cities. The Panama government appealed to the United States canal tone au thorities for ammunition, but the request was refused. The territory in dispute was awarded to Costa Rica by Chief Jus tices White, of the United states Su preme Court, who acted' as interna tional arbiter. Under a treaty be tween Panama and the United States terrItorial disputes involving Panama mud he settled with the sanction of the United States. The wife and brother-in-law of President Porras of Panama, both of whom are Costa Ricans by birth, have moved to the Tivoli Motel in the C anal Zone arn a precautionary measure for their personal safety. The Costa Rican consulate in Pan ama City wasn attacked by a crowd of Panamans on Thursday night and since then feeling has been growing to- a keener pitch. News has been received here that Costa Rica troops had erossed the frontier into the Panaman province of Chiriqul, on the Pacinec coast. The territory in dispute lies in that dis trict. H ARDI] (1NINGS BRY fluenced by the known senti SUNDAY 10 STO BAR NGPACKS MAR.4TRUNKS Marion to See Favored Son in Closing Days of Pri vate LU. By GEORGE B. HOLMES, Iatesagemel News SerVYse. ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Feb. P6. -President-eleet Harding brought his southern vacation to a cloes to day. After more than a month of golfing and fishing and Cabinet making, the Harding trunks were being packed for moving to Wash ington. DENRY PRINCIPAL VISITOR. . The Harding party will leave St. Augustine tomorrow night, going frst to Marion to give the "home folks" a last glimpse of the President-elect and Mrs. Harding. A day and a night will be spent in "the old home town' before moving on for the inaugural ceretponies and four years in Wash ington. Mr. Harding leaves Florida with four members of his Cabinet already designated, and an excellent prospect of there being five before the hour of departure arrives. The President elect's principal engagement today was a conference with Edwin Denby, of Michigan. who is considered a cer tainty for the Searetaryship of the Navy. Mrs. Depab ar " he *j1 Mr. Harding ted Denby to come to Florida to go over with him certain phases of the naval problem. It is the first meeting between the two, and the conference was described as a "get together meeting" between the President-elect and his future naval chief. Mr. Harding is par ticularly interested in the Far East ern problem with which Denby is familiar, owing to his ten years spent in the Chinese customs service. DAVIS NOT LABOR'S CHIOICE. Although the President-elect has seen ft so far to officially confirm only four members of his Cabinet Hughes, Daugherty, Hoover, and Wal lace-every indication here points to the final nomination of the Cabinet as it was tentatively selected a few days ago. The one position about which un certainty is still felt is the Labor post. James J. Davis, of Pennsylvania and Illinois. is the -leading candidate for the nomination, but there was noth ing today to indicate that his apifoint ment is certain. The President-elect has received from the American federation of Labor a telegram urging the appoint ment of a man "purely labor" in his tendencies. This was interpreted here as a protest against the possible ap pointment of Davis. inasmuch as labor leaders have raised the issue that Davis has been out of labor's active ranks so long that his appointment does not come under the head of 'a labor concession. The representations of the Ameri can Federation of Labor chiefs but barely concealed their espousal of the cause of James Duncan, of Massachu setts, one of their vice presidents, who worked diligently during the campaign for Harding and Coolidge. Indications here point to the labor post as being one of the last to be filled and announced. It is not be lieved that a definite announcement on this place will be forthcoming un til March 4. CLAIKS HUSBAND MADE HER WEAR HS OLD SOCKS NEW YORK, Feb. 26.-Mrs. Grace M. Prisco applied to the Brooklyn su preme court today for separationi from her husband. George W. Prisco, son of a private banker of Manhattan. Shd said after their marriage- last ,Tune he dhade her wear her mother in-law's old clothes and 'his own old socks, ordered her not to laugh, re fused to speak English in her pres enoe and woke her up at night to tell her how much he loved a certain "Miss X." The huasband, in his answering af fidavit, said she lured him to elope with her because she thought he was rIch. He said she smokes cigarette., and once spent 521 in a beauty parioi to have her hair fixed. DecIsion was reserved on her peti tion for 650 a week alimony and $500 counsel fees. AN. rnent of the nation ?, STIMES ILE $71 DVJIYG!T3NAVYPOST T R.,JR.,IA385~r ST. AUGUSTINZ, Mia. fteb. V-P. isa eleot Earding today an nounced the appoiatment of Zdwia Denby, of De troits Secretary of the Navy and Theodore Roosevelt, of New York, as Asistant Sersetary of the Navy. ASKSPRESENT GASRATESTAY Lighting Company Petitions Utilities Board-Hearing Is Set for March 11. Consumers of gas in Washington will continue to pay $1,82 per ou sand cubit Let, If the Pubic Utlil ties Commsaoners decide in favor of a petition led today with thetn by the Washington Gas Light Com pany. MAY MTe xu TO OLD RATU. It comiston dees not t Eo beebhr~ote bd rae o cosa. . 9sbie feet. The Washington Gas Light Cor, pkaV In its petition asks that the rate of $1.382 be continued from March 18 to September 18. The fact that the rate goes into effect during the middle of the month Is because the meter readings are made as of that date. Coal, oil and labor, which are the expense factors in the making of gas, the commission is told, show no signs of getting cheaper, and therefore the company asks that the present rates be continued at least until next fall, when things may adjust themselves to a lower price level. The commission fixed March 11 for a hearing on the petition of the com pany. In the petition the company admits that it is earning 5.86 per cent on the fair valuation of its property. The petition includes a request that the prices asked be applied to the George town Gas Light Company also. "With reference to the cost of coal, oil and labor," the petition states, "the prices of these commodities at this time are not Axed and uncer tainty exists as to what they will be during the period for which the com pany asks an extension of the exist ing selling rates. The cost of anthra cite coal, the prices that the gas com pany has paid up to this time are the highest ever paid, and these prices still continue. "New contracts, if possible, will be entered into after April 1, but great uncertainty exists as to whether the gas company will be able to make any contract for anthracite coal with water delivery. The prices that have been obtained from the various coal companies for deliveries after April 1 do not show any reduction in the present prices now being paid by the gas companies. "From the best information which the company has been able to obtain. it believes that the average price whieh it will have to pay for oil during the period from May 31, 1921. to the meter readings in September, 1921, should be estimated at not less than 10 cents per gallon. The aver age cost of oil used during the cal ondar year, 1920, was 10.02 cents per gallon; and the average cost of oil used from June 1 130, to Jan uary 31, 1921, is 13.55 her gallon, and the average cost of oil for th4 year ending May 81, 1931 (eight months actual and four months es timated), is 11.34 per gallon. 26 BLACK(AND TAN POLICE DEINRFGHT DUBLIN, Feb. 26.-An unconfirmed report was curent here today that tweaty-six Black an4 Tan policemen were killed in the violent fighting in County Cork yesterday. Dublin Castle has not yet issued an official state mnent on casualties. Late advices from the field of battie reveal that two engagements were fought and that a large detachment of crowb foroem had a narrow escape frota capture due to the superior knowledge o fthe district b7 the Sinn Weiner. The second action developed while reinforcements of soldiers and pollee were being rushed up to the vicinity of 3allyvourney, where the first en gagement occurred. The reinforcements were deployed in ant afort to block One retreat -of the Republicans. This resulted in a two-hour running fight amidst the treacherous bogs that dot that section et the country. By evening the com batants had worked nearly to Vi1i !2,00 MUST EURN STOLENBONDS Young Messenger GoS "To -Lunch," Vanishes With For. tune-ls Thought Dupe. "MASTER MIND" SUSPECTED Police Strike Trail of Fugitive In Auto--Prediet His . Early Capture. CHICAGO, F. 8-A saweetees year-old boy, bearing the nam of a once famous pair of baedite, Is flee ing today in as auwmebia from a legion of detesetes and polie, who declare they are elhing In on his trail. The boy I. William Dalton, Chi 's greatest bank thief. who ly went to lnch on Thersday. taking with him PTT2A000 worth of Liberty bonds fn the Northar Trust Company, where he was em ployed. NEPUCT CAPTURU TOWET. W. E. Webster, superintendet of the Pinkerton agency, which i. di rectIng the search on behalf of the bk, declared early today that he ex psted to have young Dalton in cu to y ton ight. al b . eirer, wesdeat owes t oin pany. "I am satisaed that if the boy will give himself up now and restore the bonds, there will be no preseeution." Miller stated. 'The matter, of course, is In the hands of the authorities, but because this is the Grst time young Dalton has been in trouble, the bank is willing to give him another chance. "The bank ofecials are human. They are willing to drop the matter and aid the boy in making a man of himself, if he only will give himself up. The only thing we fear is that an older man might have inluenoed him in this crime." Detectives believe they have picked up a deinite clue in the report that the boy spent Thursday night in Wau kegan, Ill., north of Chicago, and are confident that in following the north ward trail they are on the right track. M. 8. Darr, a salesman for Ray F. Mudd & Co.. automobile dealers, has identified Dalton as the youth who at tempted to purchase a second-hand Ford car from him on Thursday night tendering Liberty bonds in payment. , ACCOMPANIED BY MAN. Darr declared that another man, a few years older than Dalton. who gave the name of E. J. Oblinski, had been with Dalton when they came to buy the car. He offered them the car, Darr said, for $275, and Oblinski paid a deposit of $75, but did not re turn. It Is believed that Dalton later pur chased a Ford goupe at another agency. Employes of the Hewes gar age at Waukegan have identifid Dalton as the youth who left a Ford coupe in the garage on Thursday night, went to the Salvation Army Hotel, where he was given a ot, called for the ear at 6:15 Friday morning, and drove away toward the north. Detective Wobster believes that Dalton was inspired to robbery by reading of the exploits of the Dalton brothers. famous bandits of the days of Jesse James and Cole Teunger. READ ABOUT BANDITS, "We find that he has read countless books about the Daltpn brothers," Webster said. "and that he loved to call attention to the fact that hin name was Dalton. We are sure that this influenced the boy in an other wise apparently motiveciess case.' Webster also declared he had learn ed that Dalton had dIsposed of a num ber of bonds of small denomination in Chicago, thus obtaining funds to fi nance his flight. It has been learned that Dalton was "broke" on the morn ing of the robbery and borrowed some small change from a fellow bank clerk to buy his lunch. From the fact that Dalton Is known to be an habitue of various ploireems and the declaration of Darr (tat am other man was with him when he called to purchase the automobile, the theory has arisen that Dalton may have been the dupe of older and wiser heads, who lanned the orimg and are aiding him In his "get-away. M.OO IN RUWARDS, Rewards totaling $2600 today have spurred an army of police and detee tives in Chicago and murlounding towns t1o determined auctivtr' in the search for the boy. Droves et private sleuths have joined the oglelal dotes tivem in the hunt. Deoteetives today were feastt that robbes ndt Cnd the youth and rob him of hb inumesse beros the hand ot Ike taw ems roebc Lalton's widowed mother. with whom he lived. is prostrated today with grief and can assign no reason. w hy her son should turn thief. The Dalton family I. composed of two sisters, both older than William. and a small men, Jack. hip years old. The father died eight yftre ago. Dalton's salary in the bank. It has beoensrned. was GM per meath.