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NUMBER 11,913. aWASINGTON, TUESDAY 1(Clong Wai
Retiring Jail Chief Has Ber
Under Criticism, But Change
Charles C. Foster, xeneral super,
Intendent of the District penal in
stutions, today tendered his resig
nation to the District Commission.
ers, requesting -that it take effeci
at the "commnlai.oners' pleasure."
The resignation of Superintendeml
Fester, recognized as one of the lead
pison experts in the United
, did not comie as a surprise
te his many friends in Washington,
noet of whom had beard rumors that
a mucessor had been considered by
9 the Diutfoat O=itzIaonrg.
MOYR NAT OUrr PLACE.
4 While the District Commissioner
thie morning make no public state
meet as to whether they would asoepi
Superintendent Foster's resignation
it is reported they will do so withit
a few days, naming W. H. Moyer,
prison welfare worker and former su.
perintendent of the Federal prison a
Atlanta., as Mr. Foster's successor.
The appointment of Moyer as suc
cessor to Superintendent Foster will
be the result, it is said, of the reoom
maendation of the District Board of
Charities, of which John Joy Edson
chairman of the board of directors of
the Washington Loan and Trust Com
pary, is chairman, and which has di
rect supervision over the Districi
In tendering his realgration, Colonel
Foster no doubt realized that a move
mont was on foot to eliminate him
from the superintendency of the Die
trict prisons, as has been done since
the electionof President Harding of
nany of the other heads of Federa
prisons. One of the latter was Fred
criek . Serbet, recently discharged
as superintendent of the Federal
prison at Atlanta.
Prior to coming to the District in
pril, 1913. to accept the appointment
of superintendent of the District
orkhouse and reformatory at Occo
man. Mr. Foster was superintendent
of the county jail at Louisville. Ky.
said to have been recognized under
his supervision as one of the "rnost
lbodel prisons in the United States."
On April $4. 1919, Foster was ao
pointed by the District Commission
pro to the position of general sit
penltendent of all the District penal
institutions, succeeding Louis F.
inkham, superintendent of the jail,
ad William H. Whittaker, thsn su
erintendent of Occoquan. Later
oster evolved a plan by which the
uperintendency of all the penal Inr
titutions was placed under oneo
Both Zinkham and Whittaker were
bjected to much criticism by al
god treatment of suffragists ar
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DOUBLU ROOM adjoining bath, well
balanced meals, electricity, phone,
oomplstely furnlsed. electricity;
NICWLY furnished room, electric lights,
instantameous hot water, use of phone.
THRUD unfunshed rooms, bath, porh
_as reage, sink. .reesonabl.
TERUU large handsomely furnished
roos e ceton hal and bacn
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Iperch; electricity; phoae: very reason
FIVU rooms a,4 ta h, iarge screened
I.; ad lor prtiD .ntrunce adults.
?JICUY funiee r m~ rivate. bath
and dreeming roomir also single and
Ideble rooms, cnfinnous hot water, ex
glIent meals in serne houise, reasonable.
UDR new nmartet. brigh ool
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Resigning Jail Head
And His Successor.
W. H. Moyer, Formerly o
Atlanta, Stated to Gel
CHARLES C. FOSTER.
D. C. RENT ACi
Amendment to Statute Wouh
Repay Back Rent to Tenants
Under Favorable Decisions.
Senator Baji today Introduced hi
resolution extending the Ball Ron
Commission act for a seven-montl
period in the Senate.
The resolution provides that thi
rent law shall be continued fron
October 22 next until May 22, 1922
It provides that the Rent Commis
sioners shall be paid a salary ol
$5,000 a year anJ the secretary $2.001
a year. It also provides the com
mission with a counsel who shal
reAresent the commission in all liti
Garages, hotels, and other busines:
properties are exempted from th4
terms of the resolution. Senatol
Baill hopes that the resolution wi!
be passed without debate. There is
a considerable group in the Senate
however, which will attempt to ex
tend the Rent Commission act fo:
longer than the seven-mouth period
provided for In the resolution.
An important amendment to th
Rent Commission act was placed i1
the resolution as presented to the Sen
ate. It provides a method 'by whici
tenants can recover back rent that I
owing them under decisions of th
Commission. Its text is as follows:
"That in all cases where the owne
has prior to April 18, 1921, collecte
any excess rent or charge, he may re
turn much excess to tenants direct. ao<
in default of his so doing upon ap
plication by the tenant to the Commis
ston, a rule shall be issued again.
such owner and served in the sam
manner as other notices from th
Commission. requirtng such owners t
refund such excess to the tenant with
in ten days from the service of sucl
rule, and in default of such refuni
within the said ten days, the Corn
missiori shall proceed to recover dou
ble the amount of the excess witi
costs and attorneys' fees as hereli
The Senate District committee wil
meet at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternooi
to take up street railway merger leg
SPARROWS ATTACK MEN;
MAKE THEM QUIT WORil
DANVILLE Pa.. June 21.-Sparrow
pecking at the faces and eyes o
workmen who were trying to repal
the slate roof on the tower of Ma
honing Presbyterian Church. force4
them to descend and give up the Joib
Hundreds of the birds had thel
nests in the old tower, and sulphu
was being used to exterminate then
when they swooped down on thi
men. 'Tustees of the church ar
considering offering a reward for
successful method of getting rid o
32 DEAD, 72 HURT IN
GERMAN MINE DISASTEF
R1FRLTN, JVune 21. - Thirty-twe
miners are desd, fourteen are misin
and seventy-two are suffering froni
gas poisoning as the result of a dis
aster in the Stinnes coal mine near
I of GCil
w. N. MOrR.
(slated for Superintendent)
I Secretary Hughes and Other
Cabinet Members Decline
Comment on Raid.
Secretary of State Hughes and
other high Government officials to
day refused to oomment on the
mysterious action which this morn
Ing forced prices of high-grade,
dividend-paying railroad and indus
trial stoek on the New York Stock
Exchange to low levels, which in
some cases have never been touched
in twenty years.
After a sharp break this morning,
stock prices raltied considerably as
the day advanced
Mystery hangs heavy over Wall
Street as tremendous selling orders
are shrinking the fortunes of holders
of these two classes of stocks. Though
the greatest losses were reported in
industrial and railroad securities, all
classes were being hammered relent
leady and values which had mounted
to billions were dwindling enormous
The "police committee" of the stock
exchange, watching closely for sharp
practice, is particularly active, but the
report that the governors of the ex
change will conduct an inquiry to de
termine the character of the heavy
selling remained unconfirmed.
It is a bear market with a ven
geance. but while the speculators are
making profits by selling short, the
odd lots brokerage houses report
that the public is coming into the
maricet for an increasing tolume of
stocks. These issues are bought out
right for investment, and the orders
range from fiye to 100 shares, com
ing from bargain hunters.
JUDGE FINES DAUGHTER
THEN PRODUCES CHECK
BURLINGTON, Va, June 21-Judge
H. B. Shaw, of the local court, fined
his daughter, Elisabeth, $1 and
costs, amounting to 88.05, when she
appeared before him yesterday
charged with violating a city ordi
The young woman, a student at
the University of Vernmont, pleaded
guilty to a charge of parking her
automobile in Church street longer
than the fifteen minutes permitted
by traffic regulations.
Court attache. said the judge was
noticed later writing a check for
the amount of the fine.
WOMAN LAW STUDENT
FIRST AT CAMBRIDGE
- 1ONDON, June 21.-The outstand
ing feature of the triposes published
at Cambridge on Saturday was the
i briljiant succes of Miss K. Snell, of
To her falls the distinction of be
ing at the head of the law wripos
above all the men. There were only
three women candidates.
SINN FEINERS KIDNAP
AGED EARL OF BANDON
DUBLIN, June 21.--The karl of Ban
don, aged seventy-one, was kidnaped
today by finn Feiners. The aged
earl was seised when the republicans
set fire to Castle Bernard. The Castle
To BE AIRED
BtewardSwears He Saw Chorus
Girt in Kimona Leave Still
man's Cabin One Morning.
my lanternatteal Newms eevice.
NEW YORK, June 21.-An inti
mats. elorful, "eye-witness" mc
coet of fe aboard James A. Still
man's yac'at when Mrs. Florence
Lawler Lseds reigned as fts undis
puted queen has been obtained, in
deposition form, by atternoys of Mrs.
Stilhnan for wse ID her afftrmative
defense to the divorce a ,
it became known today. ft
mraon is so highly valued that It
will probably be made the very
ground work for the defendant's
STEWARD TO BARS VIORY.
Most of the evidence comes from
Frank Murphy, for eighteen months
chief steward aboard the Modesty.
who has resigned his position and
has come to New York at his own
expense to do his part, as he says, to
insure a square deal for the wife of
his former employer.
Murphy has volunteered to take the
witness stand and tell under oath
what he knows of the banker's rela
tions with the one-time Century Roof
chorus girl. He will be the first wit
ness called when the defense opens
unless there is some unforeseen
change of plans.
The ex-steward will tell of at least
two occasions when he saw Mrs.
I4eeds taking early morning depart
ures from the de luxe cabin of Still
man on the forward deck of the yacht.
He will recite details of gay parties
aboard the yacht, with a golden cock
tail shaker as the apparent center
He will describe an impromptu raid
made on the luxurious little craft by
private detectives disguised as reve
nue agents on the lookout for boot
leggers and will pave the way for one
of the visitors to tell of observations
made through a porthole of the
ROME QUIET EVENING8.
Quiet evanings with books-enliv
ened only by occasional use of the
golden cocktail shaker-took turns
with hilarous parties, Murphy relatep
in his deposition. But, the books
that, served to entertain the banker
and his former chorus girl guest
provided plenty of "life" on these
"Quiet" evenings, according to the
former steward's story.
Stiliman, he says, was especially
fond of reading Balsac to Mrs, Leeds,
and there also was a parchment edi
tion of the Arabian Nights. Boccaclo,
too, was in the yacht's library. Mrs.
Leeds, according to Murphy, listen
ed intently to these stories, often
clasped her hands and asked the
banker to read them over and over
Murphy's wealth of information re
garding the "intimacies" aboard the
yacht was absorbed by him, he says,
because he served all meals and often
took the places of two mesa boys,
who, often were not handy when they
were most urgently wanted.
Thus, only one morning, when there
had been a call for mess boy "Pato,"
Murphy himself answered, and it was
then that he stumbled across Mrs.
Leeds, he said, emerging from Still
inan's cabin, clad in a kimona.
PLO'S DEJITH UNTOUCugED.
"She literally looked daggers at
me.' is the way the ex-steward de
scribed the encounter. He adds that
he had previously asertained that
Mrs. Leeds' berth had remained un
touched that night.
A private detective who was in the1
raid that Murphy will describe, is ex-l
pected to corroborate and amplify the1
former steward's testimony. He will.
sWear. it was learned, that, peeking
through porthole No. 3, he observed
Mrs. Leeds with Stillman in the lat
An samateur tennis player, who was
an occasional gueet aboard the Mod
esty, will figure in the new testimony.
Murphy will tell of an alleged flirta
tiOn between Mrs. Leeds and this man,
dreigned. according to Murphy, to
arouse Itiliman's jeslousy. Sidelights,
such as Mrs. Leeds' table manners and
Lsimed es Pam ii cea... )
Miners' Head Who ls
john I . J/cw. .
LEWIS MINE HEAD,
PREDINTED AS MAN
TO BEAT GOMPER
Friends See Younger Man Vic,
torious as Both Camps
By MILDRED MORRIS,
Internatiemal News Service.
DENVER, Colo., June 21.-Th
:onvention of the American Federa
Ion of Labor has become a politica
:onvention, with all the big issuie
:rowded into the background by
,lectioneering and the question o:
whether John L. Lewis, forty-on
rears old, head of the United Mini
Workers of America, can oust Sam
iel Gompers, the seventy-one-year
>1d veteran of the labor movemebt
LEWIS CLAIMS VICTORY
With both sides claiming victor3
today,. the cautious ones are await
ng developments before forecastinj
It is conceded on all sides that
the veteran head of the federatiot
taces the greatest .crisis in hij
The announcement of Lewis' can.
lidecy caused consternation in thi
lompers' camp. The fear now is ,l
a stampede for the younger leader
According to Lewis supporters, h4
Iwould not have announced his can
lidacy had he not been assured o
nough votes to win. They claim jh
asa already 20,000 of the 38.000 votei
tf the conventIon. Gompers' sup
sortere make claim of more that
13,000 votes pledged.
The talk new is of the coal satsers
he rairoad werkers and the meta:
trade. fermjage a powerfei coalIties
to seemr eoetrol et the federaten
with the bulhlag trades ad sthei
~sefts assured adeate regeente.
tie. on the executive esuaeli, the
entral adralaistrative body of the
SOCIALISM ON HORIEON
Such a coalition, it is maid, would
nean the inauguration of a sweep,
ng program of natinnalisation ai
,roposed by the railroad unions
which now have a resolution be.
'ore the convention demanding actbor
,y the council to apply the prin.
*iple of government Ownership and
lemocratic control to the steel in
lustry, the coal mines and other
basic industries as well as the rail
oads. An almost clean SWeep 01
he executive councIl Is predicted it
,vent of L~ewis' eleetion.
The superstitious ones predict tha
yld General CoIncidence will win fo
[ewis. It was in Denver seventeet
aiatiame a .Pawa imi m a sj
117 IN I
LOSS OF 6
State Dept. Says "Carroll A.
Deering" Was Looted Before
Two were vessels wvese adied to
deA to the list of those Ohipe whieb
have se s my'ely aid .am ay
disabeeed et the mid-Atkmteie
Coast ta roeet seath, Ieaviag
little or ve truee of t@e te.
The getest Mysteries esmeses to
british tremp steamer Atbyn sad
the Rusi.a bafk Yet. They we
gaut hewd &Oqfs fa N e0ber, ad.
strpsanga V"01 were theu In the
ippeaNIMto VWstaty where the
A@* IeIseh temeessevtt mosav
pamed and the seboseer Deerian
was dauhed to pie i, e Coe
By Intenational News Service.
There is every suspicion that the
American schooner, Carroll A.
Deering, met with foul play before
she dashed herself to peces on
Diamond Shoals, on the North Car
olina coast, said a statement issued
by the State Department today.
The Department's announcement
only served to deepen the mystery
which surrounds the Deering's case
and that of three other American
vessels which have disappeared
from the face of the sea during
the last few months.
OUL PLAY 5UUPECTED.
The State Department issued the
"On January 29. 1921. the American
schooner Carroll A. Deering, sailing
at the rate of about live miles per
hour, passed Cape Lookout lightship,
N. C.. and on January 31 It was found
a few miles north of that point in
such condition that there is every
suspicion of foul play. The vessel
cleared for Norfolk, Va.. from Rio de
Janerio, and put into Barbadoes for
orders, but, receiving no different or
ders, proceeded on its voyage to Nor
folk. After passing Cape Lookout
lightship the vessel was not again
seen until it was found as a wreck
and nothing has been heard from the
members of the crew. The master of
the vessel. Captain Warormell, is re
ported to have been experlInced as a
navigator and thoroughly reliable.
OCAPTURED bY SMiP.
"At the time the Carroll A. Deering
passed Cape Lookout lightship, a man
on board, other than the captain.
hailed the lightship and reported that
the vessel had lost both anchors and
asked to be reported to his owners.
Otherwise the vessel appeared to be
in very good condition. A short time
after the schooner passed the light
ship a steamer, the name of which
cannot be ascertained, which was
passing, was asked to stop and take
a mlessage for forwarding, and In
spite of numerous attempts on the
part of the master of the lightship
to attract the vessel's attention no
response to his efforts was received.
"On April 11, 1921, the foliowing
message was picked up in a bottle
near Cape Hatteras:
" 'Deering captured by oil burning
boat, something like chaser. Taking
off everything, handcuffing crew.
Crew hiding all over ship. Nochance
to make escape. Finder please notify
headquarters of Deering.'
"The Carroll A. Deering carried a
motor lifeboat and a dory, but neither
of them have been picked up and no
records of them have been found. Most
of the provisions, clothing, and sup
plies had been removed."
Mariners on the seven seas of the
world will be asked to keep an eye
open for traces of the American cargo
steamer Hewitt and two other Amer
ican freighters. whose mysterious
disappearance while off the American
coast several months ago is as com
plete as if the seca had suddenly
opened up and swallowed them.
Cautious inquiries in foreign ports
already have been made by Govern
ment agents without success, and tn
day it was decided that a general
alarm would be tried. Ameriean con
suale will bring the matter to the at
tention of foreign autihorities all over
the world in hopes that some clew
may be picked up.
There are theories galore as to the
40aata'an agae 8. M M
Navy Seaplane NC-7
Destrqed by Fire
The naval seaplane NC-7, one
of the newest and most modern
of the Navy's air fighters, was
utterly destroyed in an accident
near Newport News today when
it. canght fire in the air.
Aboard the ship at the time
was a crew of three officers and
seven men, but all escape4 un
The IC-7 was not a part of
the fleet engaged in the bombing
practice off the Virginia capes
today. te plane started at 8: 0
o'clock ob a short tesA flight.
When 150 feet aloft, flames burst
out and the ship was quickly
The pilot stuck the nose of the
ship dowitward and landed In
Hampton Roads, where the ship
burned to the water's edge. The
officers and men were picked up
RIOT BREAKS UT IN
BRITISH COAL FIgLDS
LONDON. June 21.-Rioting broke
out in the mine strike at Chesterfield
today. Two thousand strikers clashel
with the police. Several were wounded
In the fighting.
The trouble started when strikers
attacked other strikers who were re
turning to work. Riot calls were sent
in to the police, and when the police
men arrived upon the scene a violent
pitched battle ensued. Much property
Violence broke out also at Ripley.
At this latter place miners attacked
men who were going back to work in
defiance of the' strike order, and a
number of persons were injured in thec
PITTSBURGH MAYOR A
POOR BURGLAR CATCHER
PITTSBURGH. June 21.-Led by
Mayor E. V. Babcock, a squad of city
policemen and detectives rushed into
the Dollar Savings and Trust Cotn
pany here yesterday in answer to a
burglar alarm. The mayor, en route
to the city hall, saw the officers run
ning toward the bank. He urged the
driver of his car to put on speed and
reached the bank before the police
men and detectives.
The mayor and the officers made a
fruitless search for robbers and the
alarm was recorded as "false."
DE VALERA IS RE-ELECTED -
PRESIDENT OF IRELAND
NEW YORK. June 3.-Eamonn
Do Valera has' been re-elected Pres
ident of the Irish republic, it was
announoed here yesterday by nis
secretary. Harry Boland.
Mr. Boland also stated that Seam
(James) O'Ceallalgh, former Irish
"envoy' to Paris, had been elected
speaker of Dali Elreann. legislative
body of the Sinn Fein government.
O'Ceallaigh is president of the
Gaelic League, and belongs to the
ruoderate wIng of Sinn Fein.
LEGION SENDS GEORGES
HOPES HE'LL BEAT JACK
Dubbing Jack Dempsey as the "arch
slacker" in the late world war, the
District of Columbia department of
the American Legion. which includes
all poets In the District, last night
sent the following message to Georges
"He wouldn't fight then: make him
fight now. We hope you win. Good
"District of Columbia Department,
HEADLESS BODY OF GIRL
FOUND ON R R. TRACKS
BOSTON, June 21.- Considerable
mystery surround, the finding of the
decapitated body of Miss Selinia de
Long, former Chinese missionary, on
the Boston and Albany railroad
tracks near the Cottage farm bridge
today. An investigation revealed
that Miss de Long disappeared from
the home of friends in Brookline,
after It was thought she had retired.
HARDING MAKES DAWES
DIRECTOR OF BUDGET
Charles G. Dawes, Chicago banker,
and formerly a brigadier general in
the A. E. F., today was named diree
to, of the budg~e by esidaaet Hard.
Explosive Dropped 2,00 Feet
By Fleet of Navy Aeroplanes
LANGLEY FIELD, U45"A X.
e. JIM 2*M.At 55e@. $0" a0160
U-Ily & been san. a smam 5-E3
ssen.1 plse fell. The deotsyoer
Shawmut west to the assistance ot
the pilot. who was Colonel Culver.
ofaeer Is charge of eommanleationa
at Laagley Field. It has net been
learned here yet whether or not he
. By W. S. JEWET.
Times Staff Correspondent.
ABOARD AIRPLANE OFF AT
LANTIC COAST (by wireless to
Langley Field, Va.), June 21-The
former German submarine U-117 was
sunk in five minutes this morning
by bombardment from the fourth
naval division, fifty miles east of
Cape Charles lightship.
The fourth division was ordered
to attack at 10:34 by wireless
from the naval air commander
aboard the U. S. S. Shawmut.
Within a minute a shower of
bombs from the N-C planes de
scended on the gray back of the
submersible - lying awash 2,000
feet below. The ship rocked with
the concussion as the bombs took
effect, gave a convulsive shudder,
which brought her bow well above
the water, and then slowly sank
from sight-before the whirling
planes coutd return to the attack.
GEN. MITCHELL IN AlE.
Long before the navy planes as
peared on the scene two big do
Haviland planes. one bearing Gen
eral Mitchell, assistaat chief of the
air service, and the other a pho
tographer plane from Langley FaeId,
whirred overhead. They were pre
ceded by three army dirigibles.
which floated in the skylike huie
silver perfectos. poking their bluas
nose.s Inquisitively about.
Beautiful weather accompanied the
flyers on the trip. On the way to
the objective the sea spread out ilke
a huge glass plaIn below. The first
thrill of the bombing came near
lewall Point. where the flyers, 5.000
feet high. looked down and eaw one
of the "Nancy" navy planes Ia
A commercial .hlp not far away
spied her and sped to ber assistane,
according to radio dilpatcheg reach
ing the pianes above, all the flyer,
on the burning plane were taken off
The first naval division left the
Yorkton base shortly after 0 o'clock.
It was followed by the Fourth and
Fifth d<ivision at twenty minute in
WAYY CHEATS ARMY.
The entire Atlantic fleet was clust
ered about the submarine target to9
watch the bombarding. On the way
oat across the sea seven destroyers
were strung at intervals to. lead
assistance in case of a forced land
ing. Huge superdreadnaughte swunig
lazily three miles away, while de
stroyers bobbed easily closer to the
The quick work of the navy flyers
cheated the army of a chance to die
play the ability of its bombadier.
.lack at Langley Field, fifteen huge
Martin bombers were on the flying
line with humming engines waiting
the word to speed to sea If naval
flyers were unstuccessful In their. at
Even the snout anuin. expectations
of the army flyers were surpassed at
the ease with which the U-boat sue
cumbed. Itivait y between the army
and navy forces over the outcome of
the big was intens.
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