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Woudd H. O. WO..
0. Wells dined with later
am in New York on
. They thought they
him; many gave
advice. He was studying
, as Prof. Garner. inside his
easge in the African tropics,
stadied gurillas and smaller mon
. Wells is short and grown
aetter since this writer saw him
fiftea years ago. He is so in
e' jmsely English that you say to
eurself: "That CAN'T be nat
Pa. He must be putting it on."
eo is as diffident as a girl of
twelve. His ability has not been
Uapleted by egotism's waste of
H is pathetically in earnest
about the desperate condition of
the world, and tells men gathered
mr him that humanity is on a
In reply, his American friends.
led by Chauncey Depew. in his
eighty-eighth year. tell him fuh
my stories. Depew's funniest is
about Henry Irving, who thought
he was going to enjoy one Ameri
can dinner without makin a
speech. Somebody from the West
said. "We must not let this oc
" easion pass without a few words
from our distinguished," etc. Irv
lng whispered to Depew, "God
-- his foul."
All told Wells they did not
quite aree with his new his
tory. the paeleolithic, neo
lithie ages, etc., in his dealings
with save men and primal proto
plasm, he was, probably, all
right. But they did not see Caesar,
Alexander, Napoleon, and others
as Wells saw them.
Wells bore up well under criti
cism. He might have replied as
Whistler did to the young
woman who said: "The sky does
not look to me at all as you
"No," replied Whistler. "Don't
you wish it did?"
Studying the list of men that
dine4 with him, Wells will realize
with interest that he came in
contact with many springs and
cog-wheels in a national machine
that represents the real begin
ning of industrial feudalism,
skillful quasi-philanthropic gov
ernment of men by organized
money, on a gigantic scale.
'There were bankers and in
dustrialists that develop and
accumulate; lawyers tell them
when they go too far or enter
the dangerous path. Also news
r writers that may be com
to broken ieces of look
reflection of the civiliza
tion before them. There was
one radical, Max Eastman,
go -natured, easy-going poet,
who thinks he is a Communist.
He was allowed to speak, imita
tion of the disturbing skull
paned around at ancient ban
quets, to remind eaters and
drinkers that there was trouble
Mr. Wells looked upon these:
Judge Gary. head of the biggest
industrial concern in the world:
McAdoo, who once ran United
States railroads and treasury,
both at once; John G. Milburn.
foremost lawyer in the United
States, able to carry on the work
of Choate and Carter; also Sam
uel Untermeyer. marvelously ef
ficient worker in Rabelais' Court
of Grippeminaud; Oscar Straus,
ambassador to Constantinople,
and former member of the Cabi
net; J. W. Gerard. who went as
mbassador to Berlin to have a
'swell time" and landed in the
war; Otto H. Kahn. who owns the
M1etropolitan Opera and other
things more substantial: Charles
M1. Schwab, who builds battle
ships and will soon switch to fly
ig machines, which have made
the battleship a joke; B. M.
Baruch, who ran a good deal of
the war for Woodrow Wilson:
Frank A. Munsey, who has his
hand on the people's pulse and
doesn't have to care whether at
toes up or down; Adolph S. Ocha
'and Louis Wiley, known as the
"Twin Fafners" of Times Sqiuare,
so called because their underlying
mass of sadvertising treasure
would make the Rhinegold seem
like petty cash.
There were many others, includ
ing Ralph Pulitzer. who gave the
party, and, more important. prob
ably, than all Dut together. Dr.
Alexis Carrel. fighting disease
with science at the Rockefeller
When last seen by this writer,
Carrel was operating on the lung
eavity, provfing that it is possi
ble, by counteracting atmospheric
pressure, to remove infected lung
tissue in three minutes with loss
of not more than two teaspoon
fuls of blood.
But nobody said anything to
comfort Mr. Wells, who went horns
still convinced that he is living
en a sinking ship, called "Good
Something comforting must be
said here, for Mr. Wells will re
ort the Arms Confernee for The
Washington Times, edited by this
writer, and it is important that
so able a contributor should work
with his mind at t-est.
Mr. Wells, PLEASE don't worry
about "Civilization." She is not
go ing to sink. Occasionally she
has a chill, shakes down the mighty
__from their places, reminds the
great that they are at the mercy
* a adePae8Commof the little, proves to the little
Vnuh hawsM a ad
NUBE 1,62 ~ :WASHINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 4, 1921. IaE1I~lsih Wt VII Messit0 THREE CENThVEYHR
Boy Leaps From Hiding Place
and Showers Dagger Thrusts
on Victim-is Arrested.
By DUKE N. PARRY,
International News Service.
TOKYO, Nov. 4 (Via
r a d i o).-Premier Takashi
Hara was stabbed to death
here late today at the Cen
tral Railroad Station.
A Korean boy hiding in a
third-class waiting r o o m
sprang upon the premier and
stabbed him repeatedly in
The cabinet leader died
fifteen minutes later.
His assailant was immedi
Scene of Another Death.
By peculiar coincidence the
scene of the stabbing was
identical with the assassina
tion of Rionso, Korean leader
espousing the Ja nese caus
i~ Eorea, the Koreaii aso
having been stabbed to death.
Premier Hara was prepar
ing to depart for Kyoto to
attend a meeting of the
Seiyu-Kai party, of which he
was the virtual leader since
the death of Prince Ito.
The premier was in par
ticularly good health and
spirits when seen by the
writer prior to his departure
for the railroad station.
Blow to the Public.
The assassination came as a
profound blow to the public here.
The raliroad station was crowded
with late afternoon travelers.
The news that the premier had
met death spread quickly.
When Ri On So was assassinated
on the same spot nearly a year
ago the news of the tragedy was
withheld from the public for nearly
Boy's Name Withheld.
Ri On So was a member of the
former royal family of Korea, and
was deeply hated for his espousal of
the Japanese administration of Korea.
Police who arrested the Korean boy
charged with the assassination of the
premier did not give out his name,
but it is assumed he is a member of
By international News Service.
Official confirmation of the assas
sinat ion of Premier Hara was received
by the State Department this after
The Department at 1 p. m. received
a dispatch from the American embassy
announcing the death of Premier
H-ara. Earlier dispatches had stated
that the premier was "dead or dying."
The latest dispatch from the em
bassy at Tokyo warn dated 10 p. in., No
Secretary of state Hughes, within
less than an hour of the time news
of the premier's death was received.
went to the .Japanse emhassy to ex
press the condolences of this Govern
ment to the Japanese ambassador and
the mnembern of the Japanese delega
tion to' the armament conference.
Prince Is Shocked.
News of the asaanination of Premier
Hara was conveyed to Prince Toku
gawa, head of the Japanese conference
delegation here, by the international
The Japanese statesman was visibly
shocked, and dictated the following
statement to the International News
"I do not think it well that I make
any commlrent on the reported
assassinatlion of Premnie'r Hara u ntil
we have received atdvicen trorn the
"The incident if true is a sad one
and deeply regretted by the delegates
to the armament conference.
"We expect to he fully advjsed of
the details later in the day or tomor
row morning and then will be glad
to make comment concerning the
tragedy and its effect as interpreted
Prime Minister Takcashi Hara was
born in F'ebruary, 1364, at Morioka.
He was educated at the foreign
language school and the law school of
the Tokyo imperial U'niversity.
He began life as a journalist, being
n nunne am~ Pam hi . inna 4.J
Japanese Premier Who
In Tokyo Today
BRANDED WITH CURLING
IRON, WIFE TESTIFIES
CHICAGO, Ilt., Nov. 4.-Stanley G.
Duff, a $600-a-month bond salesman,
branded his wife, Margaret D. Duff.
with an electric curling iron, accord
ing to her testimony before Judge
MacDonald, who granted her a divorce.
Mrs. Duff was granted leave to re
sume her maiden name, Margaret
Eileen Gaffney. She told the judge
that her husband objected strenuously
to her exchanging visits with her
"We were married December 14,
1913, and I left my husband last Sep
tember," she testified. "While we
were living at the Colonial Hotel he
put an electric curling iron on my
back and burned mag."
ANNOY RESORT VISITORS
PARIS, Nov. 4.-The German gov
ernment has asked the allied dowers
to evacuate watgring places, such as
Wiesbaden, in the occuied terri
tory, asserting that the presence of
troops there is an annoyance to vis
itors andj diminidbes the season's re
This, with other recent points
raised, is interpreted in French of-,
ficiel cirjles as part of a plan by
the Germans to set forth systemat
ically the various difficulties encoun
tered in their efforts to pay the rep
arations as arranged.
BANDITS BOARD TRAIN AS
CITIZENS HUNT FOR THEM
PITMAN, N. J., Nov. 4.-Three
bandits cooly boarded a southbounJ
passenger train in the center of the
town while police and armed citizens
were searching for them following
their attempt to hold up William L.
Chiverton was on his way home
when three men thrust guns in his
face. Startled, instead of throwing
up his hands he yelled lustily. Men
in the iei.hborhood rushed. out with
guns and the trio of footpads fled
without any loot.
CUP GIVEN LONDON POLICE
BY RODMAN WANAMAKER
LONDON, Nov. 4.-Rodman Wana
maker, who was in charge of the po
lice reserves of New York during the
war, yesterday. through Colonel Wood,
presented a loving cup to Sir William
Horwood, commissioner of police at
Scotland Yard. The cup is inscribed
to Sir William Horwood and all the
ranks of the metropolitan police '4n
recognition of their efficiency and
Mr. Wanamlger has been made an
honorary colonel of the London
metropolitan police reserves.
NATION AND CHURCH PAY
TRIBUTE TO ITALY'S HERO
ROME, Nov. 4-Italy's unknown
warrior was buried today with the
highest honors the nation and the
Roman Catholic Church could be
stow. Pope Benedict XV celebrated a
requIem mass for the soldier in his
private chapes in the Vatican, while
the bells of St. Peter's and other
The participation of the pontiff in
the ceremony was symbolic of the
growing recondliation between the
Vatican and the Italian state. The
body had lain in state two daym.
HEROES TAKEN TO DUBLIN
f)UBLIN. Nov. 4.-The bodies of
twenty-six Irish-American soldiers
who fell In the war, were brought
hrs from Antwerp. An Ameriean of
ficer was in charge of the bodies, and
after the steamer had docked, con
signed them to the care of relatives.
The vessel, with flag half-masted,
warn saluted as she entered port and
came up the river. The caskets con
taining the bodies were removed to the
morgue pending arrangements for in
HARDING MAKES NOV. 11
1921 LEGAL HOLIDAY
President Harding today signed the
gntresol ut ion making Novesnber 11,.
D. C. Y
Austin Chamberlain Declares
England Earnestly Hopes for
Success of Parley.
my Inisimattoma News asrtee.
LONDON, Nov. 4.-Official an
nouncement that Premier Uoyd
George will not attend the opening
of the Washington conference was
made by Austen Chaipberlan, gov
ernment spokesman, In the House
of Commons this afternoon. Chan
"The government profoundly re
ggeta that internal politics rendered
possible Premier Uoyd George's
departure for Washingn tomor
row. The goverment It will
be possible for the premier to go
By FRANK B. MASON.
Itaernetsaal News Serviee.
LONDON, Nov. 4.-The British
government today formally pledged
itself to labor for success fo the
"It is the policy of the govern
ment to seek peace and to insure
peace," declared Austen Chamber
lain, government spokesman in the
House of Commons. "We pray for
the success of the conference at
Washington and we earnestly hope
that it will bring relief to the over
burdened nations of the world."
"America has taken steps to carry
further the main objects of the League
of Nations." declared John Robert
Clynes, Laborite and former food min
"Labor distrusts alliance. " lur ex
perience has been they always lead
Alluding to the presence of A. J.
Balfour on the British delegation, Mr.
"We do not want diplomatic' nhtle
ties but plain speaking, and world
peace will be assured."
Neil MacLean, another laborite
member, declared that moral disar ma
ment must precede physical and ma
"The Liberals would not be disap
pointed if the conference cane to no
definite decision," said Mr. MacLean.
"The chief questlonn is the creation
of an atmosphere wherein great t rings
could be accomplished subsequently."
Congress Is Asked
For Huge Navy on
Eve of Arms Meet
By A. 0. HAYWARD,
tnte..aismm News flerylee.
Almost on the eve of the assembling
here of the armament conference that
ig to decide the future of the world's
navies. Congressman Fred A. Britten.
Republican, of Illinois launched an ap
peal today for completion of the 1916
naval building program, which con
templated the addition of twelve cap
ital shipe to the American navy.
Some of theme ships are now buleing.
Britten is a member of the Navial
Affairs Committee and recently re
(Continued on Page 25, Column 7.)
Next Sunday's Song
LARRY C. l.ENNON
FRANK J. CORCORAN
"The gam'e" Saturday, he
tween Georgetown and Ford
ham, will be kept going by
the singing of Georgetown's
new college song. The comn
poners are both Gleorgetown
students and The Times s
tribute to the "home' team
by publishing Sunday a song
all (Georgetown "fans" are
singing. Order your copy of
the Sunday Morning Time.
Woman "Bothers' Doctor With
Pleas for Baby-Exprjsses
In a letter received this morning
from the bride of Dr. Lewis Bliss,
former Washington chiropractor who
attempted suicide in Rochester on
Tuesday after being faced by a wonan
claiming to be his first wife. relatives
of Mrs. Anna Dworkin Bliss were in
formed that the alleged firs- Mrs.
Bliss cannot furnish proof of her mar
riage to Bliss.
Police Bother No. 1.
"This woman cannot prove she Is
married to him." read the letter. "she
came to the hospital yesterday., crying
and saying she was sorry for all she
had done. The police bother her and
won't let her go home.
"Yesterday she came up to see Dr.
Bliss' mother and wanted money. Mr.
Joshua Eggleson, Rochester attorney
representing Bliss. said to ignore her
and she will get tired and 4eave."
Another letter sent by Isadore
Dworkin, Rochester brother of the
present Mrs. Bliss. also reported that
the woman known as Mrs. Bliss No.
I could not prove she was married
He said his sister was bearing up
well under the excitement caused by
the incidents of the past week, and by
worry over the condition of her hus
band, still confined to the hospital.
Everything "Fixed Up."
Bliss. according to the letter, will re
sume his practice in Rochester as soon
as he leaves the hospital. He wrote
that "probably everything would be
Charges made by Mrs. Bliss No. 1
against Mrs. Bliss No. 2 just preceed
ing the doctor's attempt to end hip
life were vigorously denied today by
Samuel Dvorkin, brother of the latest
Mrs. Bliss. 1321 Eighth street north
Sister No Vamp.
"My sister was certainly no vamp,"
said Dworkin. "She had no attrac
tions capable of luring Bliss away
from a previous wife, and she would
not have wanted to do it, had she
known he had had any connections
with any other woman." ,
That Bliss had been responsible for
the marriage in Stamford was the
story of Dworkin. Bliss had persist
ently courted Miss Dworkin, he said.
"My sister would not have accepted
the attentions of Bliss if she had been
advised Bliss was already married."
"Annie, was a quiet girl who be
lieved in Bliss. Reports that Mrs.
Nathan Tager or anyone else advised
my sister of Bliss' status before he
married my sister are not correct. No
one in my family had knowledge of
his alleged connection with any other
woman. The woman who claims to
be the first Mrs. Bliss is said to have
been in Washington eight months be
fore the marriage in Stamford. We
were acquainted with Bliss for thlr!
teen months If Mrs. Bliss wanted
to prevent another marriage,. why
did she not advise my family of her
relations with Dr. Bliss?" asked
Story of Desertion.
The story of' Dr. Bliss' desertion of
his first wife and of the repeated un
successful attempts of Mrs. Bliss to
effect a reconciliation. was told this
morning by her mister. Mrs. Silva Itlet
stein. 1224 Sixth street northwest.
With this story, and the account of
the courtship and marriage of the
second Mrs. Bliss, told by the latter's
sister, Miss Dora Dworkin, 1321 Eighth
street northwest, came the hint of a
family feud between the doctor's two
sets of relatives. Both families re
sent the presence of the "other
woman" in the doctnr's domestic life.
The Dworkin family is keenly in
terested to know whether the first
Mrs. Bliss was legally married to Dr.
Bliss; whether her claim upon Dr.
Bliss is a claim unsupported by a mar
riage license, or whether her appear
ance in Rochester is more than an
effort to embarrass the doctor and his
Mrs. Bleistein, sister of wife number
one, insists that the former Miss
Dwnrkin hnd lbeen informed of the fnct
that Dr. Bias was a married man with
iss No.1 Wa
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DR. BLISS, WIFE NO. 1,
AND 5-YEAR-OLD BOY
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bn theneal hArgmie of uc co ordng. hcof yt"a
Ptres h cident ocuardatinge today receeived~ stte
Thergt.en /a d Fifthw D Ivit
hero whohas ecetly een iscoere
Dr. eisvy Bnli form e nto hrpatr h tepe
sue im n ceatrn. out henr wmnalimdhi s hi
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ISCATALLY HUTADEBE HEK
Kie When Beoorlt sWlhNtJi ier nApa
eeL Anurner.93Fum et 1ttnielNwsetl.
was nstntl kiled t noniod l The oite MineWokrs il hAe
to "tight it out alone" in their effort
whena mtorycl on hic hewasto obtain .suspension of Federni .ludge
ridng.colidd wth tuck owedAnderson's injunct~on against the
by he eneal utmoble ruc Con-check-off syst..
and rive byBasi W Ge IIndiana operator i. all of them named
pany, Y. defendants in Judei~. Anderson's de
twety-wo 'eas od, f 119 otoaccree. will not .ioin in thi. appeal to be
stret. he ccientoccrre attaken today in thet tinate~d States
Thiteeth nd 5t~t5norhwet. court of appeals at C'hi.ngo. buit will
Turer as ravlin Noth n iabide by Judge Ande-.on, decision.
Thiteeth tret.whe th trck The operators were armrerd they
goig est n Datret.crosedthecould abide by the decree withmit vio
street.lating their contract with the nmincrs,
(;r~ lcke u a Fistrireenc Iinasmuch as the agreement for the
on tchncalthage o colidng. Indiana districa., unlike other a. pro
vides that the operators shall not op
poee the check-off unless it is prohib
FIFT DIISIN SUER-EROite*dby the courts.
Counsel for the miners proceeded
PresdentHardng odayrecevedtoday with preparations for playing a
Bert. amel oodil. Ffthflt-ibnlone hand in the appeal.
her, wo hs rcenly eendisoveed Meanwhile, with 30.000O indiana min
as oe o th grat hro~ oftheers still idle, and Ohio and Illinois
worl war , .strikers ordiered back to work by their
Thef'r.sden cogr~tuate Wodflldistrict officials pending decision of
on hs bavey i kilingnintee ofthe operators on abolition of the check
the nem whn ceanng ut eveal off, the threatened tie-uip of the coal
(lemaninabin gu nets inge-industry miarked lime. The next move
handed-directly affecting the walkouts, union
Late toay Srgent oodfll illleaders said, is up to the operators.
dun th wek h wll lsobe nte- 'ennsy Operators Confer.
tamedby th HodDiamod Wa i nternational New= Ntrie.
Socityto hichhe elogs.ALTOONA. Pa.. Nov. 4. Th.' Con
__________________________ tral Coal Association, which handles
~U17 3A~?~,labor matters for the bituminous coal
Hu,,ir171 ~operators of Central Pennsylvania,
will meet this afternoon to decide what
DIFERET WRDScourse to pursue regar Jng the 01
CAN BE MADEThe board in(-hides (a Danwson Coi'
man. PhIladelphia, chairman: 'ha rles
OUTOFA. Owen.New York; A. Ht 1!amilt on.
and ii. T. Brown. Indiana. Pa.
Wasi~n~ ~ll ime Miners Ignore Return Order.
i'OL.,TMltt-. Ohio. Nov. 4.--Al
It Wil Be orth thouigh the executive board. Ehio
Ohio miners to return to work from
Your ime t Trytheir strikes In protest against Judige
Anderson-s snti check-off diecre.'. re
On Page 10e Hocking Valley district. Union
-sam pnhia a hbrt, Utm%
Georgian Assails Baker and
General Staff in Debate on
A sensation came in the Senate
today when Senator "Tom" Watson
of Georgia, defending his charge
that many American soldiers were
hanged i, France without esuAr
martial, produced a letter written
by Johnson McFetridge, of 2340
High street southeast, Anacostia.
Has Photo of Hangings.
In the letter, McFetridge says he
has photographs of American sol
diers hanging on the gallows, who
were executed about the time Gea
eral Pershing made his inspection of
the camps at Is-Sur-Tille, France.
The text of the letter follows:
"You contend that you havy a
photo of the gallows where men
were hanged in France, but if you
will call on me. I will gladly loan
yout two photographs of the teed
being done at Is-Sur-Tille, Prance,
at approximately the date General
Pershing made his inspection of
this camp. Should you be inter
ested in obtaining them, I will lee
'lad to co-operate with you. Sun
day morning would be a good time
Senator Watson produced several
other letters from other cities in the
country, but, on motion of Senator
Lodge, was not given the rrivileg
of reading them in open Senate.
Watson Assails Baker.
Former Secretary of War Newton
D. Raker today became the target for
an attack from Senator Watson for
having described the latter's charges
as "preposterous and incredible."
Referring to the former Secretary
as "Little Newt," Watson demanded to
know what Raker had known "about
what was going on in France while he
was holding down a swivel chair in
Watson pointed to Baker's state
ment that "France is not a howling
wilderness, but a civilized country, and
that if American soldiers had been exe
cuted without courtmartial in France
it would have been generally known,"
and criticized the French for "exact
tng payment for even the muddy
trenches in which American boys
fought for them."
"The French charged us for even
the roadbed over which our American
hors marched to the battle front."
Watson continued; "for the very
trenches in which they stood knee
deep in water, for the field. they used
to play baseball on."
"Poor 'Little Newt' " he added
"What did he know of what was going
on over there? Why he is still so
small. i. 'Little Newt.' that there is
no box small enough to hold himn."
(Clashes With Senator Edge.
Watson clashed with Senator Fdge
(Rep.) of New Jlersey, when the latter
charged that the photograph of a
scaffold produced by Watson as one
on which American soldiers had been
executed, was "really one on which
two brutes, one of whom was a
negro, who had attacked a seven
year-old French girl, were hanged for
brutal dastardly crimes."
"Whent the Senator from Georgia
asked for the introduction in the
Record of a pie'ture from the Passine.
N. Jl.. He'rald," Edge said. "he did not
ask for the reproduction of the article
that aeompnianted the pjcture of the
gallows, nnd that eaplain ed the gal
Iowa had been built for the execution
of two brutr's who had been convicted
hv'ourt -martial of murder and of
attacking a giul.
"1 have obtained from the War De
partmuent the reegrdn concerning those
executtone aend the executions of other
soldiers in France. Those records
sho'w the e'xecutio'ns that the Renator
from (eorgia referred to took place
April 4. l919. nnd April 26, 1919.
"The fir-st was that of .a negre. Hi.
victim, a seven-yea-old French girl,
died. The negro was tried February
"The second mnan executedwaa