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MAY FIGHT TO UPSET N DECISION Attorneys for Concord Spouse Looking Into Bulgaria's Right to Give Decree. NEW YORK, March 27.-Mrs. Grace B. Hollis. first wife of for rner Senator Henry F. Hollis of New Hampshire, said at her home in Princeton, N. J.. today that ahe could not see the justice of letting Mr. Hollis get a divorce in Bul garia without the consent of both parties. Married Last Week. Dispatches from Rome have told Of Senator Holis's marriage there last week to Miss Anne White Aobbs of Concord, N. H., following a divorce decree obtained by Mr. Hollis in Sofia, Bulgaria. Mrs. Hollis would make no furthe Comment on the news of the Bul garian divorce, which came to her as a surprise. She had made a statement through her attorneys on Friday that she had defeated her husband's attempt to get a divorce in the French courts, and that her attorneys had told her a divore" granted by any other for-!'gn country would not be recognized aa valid here. She referred inquiries today to her attorneys, who are try ing to %erify the news of the Bul garian divorce and to determine ?h-! law in the case. Expects Controversy. Edward Thomas Moore of the Knickerbocker building. New York correspondent of Mr. Hollis in his International law practice, said that he expected an "open controveriy' to arise. Since Mrs. Hollis obtained a decree of separation from the New Hampshire supreme court in 1915 he said, Mr. Hollis had provIded liberally for her support. but from' now on would be under no obliga. tion to do so. Mr. Moore was asked what action Could be taken by the defendant in such a case, divorced without her knowledge in a foreign country, where the law permits the defend ant to be notified of a divorce action by publication in the newspapers of the land. "All she can do." said Mr. Moore, "Is to question the validity of the decree of divorce obtalned abroad. She is a resident of New Jersey and might bring an action in that State on the ground that the decree had been illegally obtained. But we could argue that the only possible illegality would be in falling to com ply with the Bulgarian laws as to residence, publication of notice, etc.. and that jurisdiction in such an ac tion was not vested in the New Jer sey courts, but in the Bulgarian courts. We should insist that any action to set aside the, decree be argued in the Bulgirian courts. "Senator Hollis and I are acting as attorneys in a similar case now pend ing before the New YcAk courts. Toula N. Hammering, who was for merly president of the American As sociation of Foreign Language News. papers, obtained a divorce decree in Austria seven years ago, and gave his wife $50,000 in settlement prior to getting the divorce. It was a rabbinical divorce, and the highest court in Austria was called upon to pass upon its legality and validity. Similar Action As Precedent. "Mr. Hammerling married a coun tess four years ago and has had a child by her. Now Mrs. Hammerling 4RIK Ask any bowler. All pins down the first ball-a lucky strike for him. U Th tostn process was a lucky strike for us. Buy a pachage of Lucky Strike cigp rettes today dnd see why millions now pre fey. the toasted favom* IFE OF I Former Senator's Wife Expected to Fight New Decree MRS. GRACE HOLLIS, Of Concord, N. H., through coun. SeL, is expected to attack validity of degree granted former Senator in Bulgarian ecclesiastieal courts, that he might marry Miss Anne White Hobbs. has begun an action to set aside the decree on the ground that it was obtained through duress. "The recent Gould divorce case was another example of the jurisdiction of foreign courts to grant divorce de. crees. Mrs. Fditfo Kelly Gould was divorced by Franj .1. Gould in the French courts. Se appeared at the beginning of the action merely to question the jurisdiction of these courts. The French courts decided that they had jurisdiction and grant ed the divorce. They held that as Mrs. Gould had submitted to their jurisdiction in order to argue that they did not have jurisdiction, she had submitted to their jurisdiction for the purpose of the entire action." Senator Owen Says He Saw Decree Granted By Bulgarian Court Senator Robert L. Owen of Okla homa, who has just returned from Paris. today made the following statement regarding the divorce of former Senator Henry F. Hollis of New Hampshire, the validity of which is questioned by Mrs. Hollis: "While in Paris I saw the record of the divorce granted Senator Hol lis by the ecclesiastical court of Bulgaria. It was the copy fur nished him as his record, and signed by the members of the court. "One cause recognised by the courts of Bulgaria as a legal ground for divorce is complete separation of husband and wife for a period of five years. Senator Hollis and his former wife had been living apart for more than that period of time. It was on this ground the divorce decree was granted. "Senator Hollis has been going to Bulgaria for two or three years. ie has established a residence in Sofia and has been living there for nearly a year. He expects to make that his permanent residence. "I know nothing whatever of the reported divorce granted Senator Hollis in France. I do know that I saw the Bulgarian ord." It was on affidavifTby Senator Owen. former Senator James Hamil ton Lewis, Mrs. Lewis and others averring that Senator Hollis had been legally divorced that Italian officials permitted his marriage to Miss Anne White Hobbs, of Con cord, N. H., in Rome. BROWN SAID TO BE SLATED FOR FLETCHER POST President's Choice for Under secretary Was Ardent Sup porter in Campaign. Walter Folger Brown, president on the Government reorganization ecmmittee, is understood to be the President's choice for the Under Secretaryship of State about to be vacated by Henry P. Fletcher. ac cording to a dispatch to the Phila delphia Public Ledger by Frederick William Wile. Brown, widely known among Washington's Government em ployes, was offered the ambassador shiyp to Tokyo last year, but told the President he preferred service in America. Brown is a lawyer who was active in the Progressive movement in 1912. He was an ardent Harding man in the 1920 campaign, and the President always has been agxious to have him- in Washington in a major capacity. It had been thought some man re cruited from our professional diplo matic service would be chosen to succeed Fletcher. Among those who have been prominently men tioned are John W. Garrett, of Marylsnd, and J. Butler Wright, counselor of the A merican embassy at London. It is understood Leland Harrison, of the State Department, is slated to success Fred Morris Dearing as Assistant Secretary of State in the departmental reorganization. CATHOLIC MEN CALLED TO AID BOY SCOUT WORK Catholic men who are interesuted in boys' work are asked to attend a mass meeting at 7:45 o'clock tonirht in the offices of the National Cath olic Welfare Counce,. 1214 Mass achusetta avenue northwest Dr. T. F. Murphy, chairman of the be~s' bureau, Washington District Counucil. National Council of Catholic Men, will preside. Every Catholic parish in the city will send delegates and plans will be made for summer camping. and for further extension of Boy Scout work namaga Catholie hoys. TRETY TANGLE STILL PUZZLING TO G.O.P. CHIEFS New Snarl Attends Where abouts of Declaration on Domestic Issues. By J. DART CAMPBELL, 3aterlatiesel News Merviee. Administration leaders were still struggling today to straighten out snarls in the ratified four-power Pacific treaty. I The tangled situation which is threatening to tie up indefinitely tne armament conference pacts was further complicated by a statement by Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Commit tee that he had discovered that the disputed declaration respecting do mestic issues is no longer in the possessiorn of the Senate. Senator Hitchcock called the Sen ate's attention to the fact that when the official engrossed copy of the four-power pact was returned to the White House after its ratification the declaration went with it as part of the same copy. w Senator Hitchcock said: "I per. sonally sought the official copy of the declaration in the office of the Senate clerk *ho is entrusted with the keeping of treaties from the time they are transmitted to the Senate until they are returned to the White House. I found that the declaration had gone back to the White House. "I cannot see, therefore, how Senator Lodge car carry out his announced intention of having the declaration ratified separately by the Senate unless the President re submits t ke original oiocument con taMining the treaty Itself, or the declaration is physically separated from the document, which would apparently require the use of scissors. "I doubt, however, it the original document could be multilated in that way. The official text of a treaty as ratified by the Senate must be deposited in the official archives of the State Department. The question naturally arises as to how the declaration is to be officially laid before the Senate for ratification without conflicting with the treaty itself. "I holu that the declaration in an integral part of the treaty and should have been ratified with it. I do not think separate ratification of the declaration would mend the matter. I believe that ratification should be reconsidered and the treaty and the declaration ratified together. Senator Lodge has stated that this is not necessary. That is a matter of opin ion, but I believe it involves a grave question of international law aside from the importance of the serious isstes at stake in the declaration it. self. HARDING MOVES TO AVERT NAVY SLASH By HOUSE Threatened Reduction Stirs President and Leaders to Save Sea Forces. By WARREN H. WHEATON, internationat News Sere. Rebuffed by the House thrdugh its army cut, President Harding and Administration forces in and out of Congress were rallying today to stave off predicted reduction of the navy personnel and a second defeat. The House took up final provi sions of the army appropriations bill today and expected to pass the entire measure either late today or tomorrow. The nsval appropriations sub committee is prepared to disregard the Administration's appeals by sending to the House on Wednes day a measure calling for a slash in man-power of the navy to 65,000 men and 6,000 apprentice seamen. This size navy. Harding and Secre tary of the Navy Denby complain, will mean crippling of the sea forces. There is also awaiting House action another naval bill reported by the House Naval Affairs Commit tee which seeks to fix the size of the navy personnel at 85,000 enlist ed men and 6.000 apprentices. IThis measure, however, is doomed to defeat, according to House leaderi who claim that if the navy appro priations subcommitte will only ap propriate sufficient money for 65.000 men there is little need of pro ponents of a larger naval force ex pecting approval of the Naval Af fairs Committee bill. CONORESSIONAL PARTY REACHES MUSCLE SHOALS BIRMINGHAM, Ala.. March 27. Members of House and Senate com. mittees who for some time have been investigating offers for the Govern. ment's nitrate and water.power proj ects at Muscle Shoals, Ala., were today at Gorgas giving careful in spection to the steam plant located there as an adjunct to the mammoth plants on the Tennessee river. The Washington delegatjon was joined here early today by buasiness and civic leaders of Birmingham, eager to give all possible aid to the Congressional delegation. Tonight the party will go to Uhef. field for an inspection of the nitrate plants, dam sites and adjacent prop. erty, which Henry Ford, the Ala hama Power Company and other in, terests are trying to purchase or lease from the Pederal Government. Te Cure a Cold is One Day ..... ..s Se ig Wi SENA'TO WIFE GIVEN FROM FA Charging that he had deserted .J'ake boarders into her home to sui term, Mrs. Edgar Lee Masters, wi granted a decree of separate main also won Judgment for $2,000 bact the future. Mrs. Masters, with h and Marcia twelve is shown hero is noted for his "Abthology of Si ITAIAlN KILLED IN PISTOL DUEL WITH BROTHERS Joseph Critini, Victim, Alleged to Have Shot Baslia Tacomini in Row. Becoming enraged when his brother was shot in the hand last night, Frank Tacomini. thirty-three years old. 30 Wonders court south went, shot and killed Joseph Critini. thirty-eight years old. 231 First street southwest. Critini was the father of four small children. Bas lia Tacomini. brother of Frank Tacomini. was shot in the wrist. The alleged slayer was aitysted by Policemen Salmons and Christen sen. of the Fourth precinct, and was charged with murder. It is said that Critini sent a mes senger to the home of the brothers and asked that Baslia meet him at First and Canal streets. When the Italian went to the place it is al leged that Critini pulled out a re volver and started shooting. One of the bullets penetrated Tacomim's hand. Frank Tacomini. who was aroused by the shooting, obtained his pistol and went to the assistance of his brother. When he arrived at First and Canal streets he saw his brother lying on the ground and Critini. he says. was running away. Frank Tacomini immediately opened fire and after he had shot six times Critini was seen to fall. A bullet had pierced his left lung. The wounded man was placed in his pwn machine and was rushed to Emergency Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The hody was later taken to the morgue. The police have not learned why Critini sent for Baslia Tacomini and shot him' when he put in his appearance. During the shooting the neigh borhood was throwun into an intense state of excitement. Men. women and children scurried to cover and remained in their hiding places until the battle wasn over. FATHER PROTESTS LISTING DYING MAN AS SLACKER Bitter criticism of the War Depart mienit for its "'ghastly mistake" in list ing as a slacker his son, Thomas F. Monahan jr.. who died during the war of tuberculbsis, was voiced today hy Thomas I'. Monahan. a lawyer, of' 921 Sixth stree-t northwest. H-is son, Mar. Monahan said, wa.' mncurably ill ni~ the disease at the time of the dral and had been exam Ined by an. c-my physician sent by the draft botud and pronounced unfi' for any kind of service. He was, at the time ot the examination, too ill to leave the hiouse. Mrs. Elizabeth C. Monahan. th<n toy's mothe-sr, soid she would visit the. War Departtm nt today in an effort to have her son's name cleared of th' s'uin. Another son. Arthur C. Monn han, 122 BmVmnt street, now secre tary of the Lion's Club, served with si engineer vrgiment in the Argonne' and at St. Mtihdel. and was later sta tioned in Germanny. WAITER DIES IN STREET HURRYING FOR CAR Found lying in the street at Four teenth and F atreeta early this morning, Leon Hutchins, twenty three years old, 2410 0 street north west, waa removed to Emergency Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Heart trouble was given as the cause of death. Hutchins was employed at Child's Restaurant. It was said that he left the place hurriedly to catch an early inorgiag ear and it is believed that he over snerted himself when he ran uap Fourteenth street from Penn aylvana avenue. He made his home with Herman E. Stewart, of the (1 atsU~a auram ( ULLIS FREEDOM MOUS POET 44 her and that she was forced to sport and educite her two daugh fe of the famous poet. has been tenance by a Chicago court. She 'k alimony and $300 monthly for er daughters. Madeline, fourteen. P. The poet, shown in the inset, *on River.' NEVADA STATE SOCIETY HOLDS MEETING TONIGHT The newly formed Nevada State society will epmnplete organization at a meeting to be held at 8 o'clock tonight In the home of Mrs. Henry Thurtell. vice president, 1217 Dela field place nnrthwest. Henry B. .lonem. president, will preside. Trhe society was organized laat week at the homne of Congressman Arentz of Nevada. At tonight's meeting committees wtill be ap pointed and plans laid for future activities of the organization. All Nevadans In the District are asked to atte-nd. HARDING TO SEE WORK TARTED ON MEADE STATUE President Harding and other Gov ornment officials will participate in, at brief ceremony tomorrow after noon at the Bntanic Garden here in connection with the beginning of actual construction work on a memorial to General Meade.' at one time commander of all I'nion force; In the civil war. It wan announce at the White House today. Governor Sproul, nf Penn sylvan Ia. will also take part In the cere mnnies. Ground for the memorial will bp broken by the President. Ax he adT o h a orache kAccepty an Sontly fo er augtes, adein, furten SCALLS I BUILDING LOAN OFFIC1AL DIES DURING PROBE Rumors Rife in Easton, Md. Hospital Suspects Poison Caused Mason's Death. at special Coseurresont. EASTON, Md., March 27.-In the nildst of an investigation into the books of the Workmen's Permanent Building and Loan Association, A tred M. Mason, secretary of the asso ciation, died this morning in the mergency Hospital here. Hospital officials declare the %use of death is uncertain, but that they believe poisoning was one of the causes. Elmer Hatter. certified public ac. countant. at the direction of T. Hugh Iett Henry. president of the associa tion, today is examining the books of the organizatioti. President Henry declared today that depositors would not lose a renny. Mr. Hatter yesterday completed an examination of the books of the Spring lIi!l Cemetery Comyany. It was announced by T. Hughlett Henry, who in also president of the cemetery company, that the books of this compeny uappear to be 0. K. Mr. Mason was steretary of this com I-any. Rumors nre flying thick and fast in this town. Deep mystery sur rounds Masoii-- deash and several stories of his illness are reported. One story declares Mr. Mason was taken sick at his home early last Nfonday n.orning. while the other story has it that Mason was taken sick in his office while talking to sev eral expert accnuntints. who were preparing to go into the books of the building and luru association. In the hospital at 6 o'clock last right. Mason denied to Dr. William M. Palmer and Charles F. Davison that he had taken poison. The loan vouneciation runs a savings bank department, and deposits total S221,000. The surplus, capital and atock of the association reaches $150. 000. Mason. who in also secretary of the Moreland Inp, cvement Association. was one of the most respected men in the community. He was forty 'our years old and had been secretary of the loan aesociation for twenty years. He leavee, a wife and six chil dren, four girls and two boys. Books of the 600 depositors of the :non association have been called in. .and the president has ordered that 'o money be paid out until the Inves t'gation is completed. SOUTH CAROLINA CLUB WILL MEET TONIGHT A meeting of the executive com nittee of the South Carolina Stute 11ub has been called for tonight. by the chairman. Colonel R. Carmichael. Th% meeting will be held at 8 o'clock. at 2511 Cliffbourne place northwest. This will he the first meeting of the committee since the appoint ments under the new club president. Captain G. B. Newman, U. a. N. The executive committee plans all of the yearly activities for the orgain ization. The membership of the ccm mittee is composed of the following. Col. Carmichael, Misses Vina Patrick and Rebecca Dial, Stephen F. Till. man and Charles M. Galloway. Always say" the name "Bayer prescribed by phy For Headache Neuritis ayer" package ~ oeme of 12 tablets co* only a few DIVORCE Woman Who Exposed Gotham Shifters Organization ' Gertrude Robinson-Smith inves 4180ated1 the "shifters' "organisa tion and brands It a senseless, use less and harmful Idea. The organi stion is a flapper flirtation frater nity which has adopted a paper clip as Its Insignia. hA1EI COUNCII. GIVS ARM lh inCK TO T RKS Action of Ministers Shatters Dreams of Christians for Independence. By FRANK E. MASON, Internieal News Service. PARIS, March 27.s--fArmenia's dream of independence In dead. if innouncements made today' by the council of the allied foreign inin ilters are put into effet. Accoraing to an official communique the min laters have decided that Armenia shall be returned toTurk-y under full sovereignty of the Sultan. The communique reveals further that the foreign ministers decie upon the foll~wing recommenda ions: 1. Turkey to retain Constanti nople. 2. Turkey in retain sufficient erritory on all sdes of c n tantinople to dedee the city. 3. Turkish borders to extend t Persia, trans-Caucasia. the Black sea, the Mediterranean sea and Mesoptamia. 4. The Dardanelles to be inter nationalized and the military fort defending it demolished. 5. The allies to occupy the Gal lonl te ab 2. uryt ta in Rufcin terior on a in d s (n erns. rnuggaaiath e bottle sare Medetsidterneanlieenesnd UNJUST MAY SUMMON 'ATIONAL GUARD 10 CURB STRIKE Reserve Forces, Numbering 150,000, Available It Needed, Officials Say. By CORNELIUS VANDERBILT Jr. (Copyright. 1922. Universal Rervice, Inc.) In anticipation of a nation wide coal strike the War Depart ment is taking every precaution with a view to utilizing the Na tional Guard for the protection of lives and property should the strike assume alarming propor tions. Ranks Augmented. It is irgeresting to note that the national guard at the present time is numerically larger and stronger than the regular army; and that while Congress is going to extremes to reduce the regular army, the r.a. tional guard is fast being augment ed everywhere by young men with the inclination for military service. Also, thousands of former service men have already joined. Unlike the old pre-war militia, the present national gbard is a higt.ly elastic, mobile force. More exactly. under the law of June 4. 1920, the national guard becomes a line of de fense second only to our regular army, and subject to Federal moli lization in case of national emerc eney. In the event of domestic fri tions the Federal Government is em powered to order the national guarri of one State into another State to protect lives and property. 150,000 In Guard. The guard is growing so rarpidlv that by the first of April it will num her 150.000 well-trained guardsmen. Three years ago the guard comprised 36,000 men. Last year alone saw the most spectacular rise in the country ' militia organizations when approxi mately 90.000 men enlisted. At present about 3,000 are joinina monthly. Although the national gui 1 idea is popular in the grea' ma jority of States, it is not utp to standard in some sections. This is the case with Nevada. which has not reported a single organized unit. Nevada has a ver.' sparse population. consisting chiefly of mining elements, which are obwi ously opposed to militia urganisa tionn. Texas, Montana, South Da kota and New Hampshire are low In proportion to the quotas al lowed them. The full complement of the n tional guard will consist of eight een infantry and four cavalry di visions. Two !nfantry divisions will be assigned to each of the nine regular army corps areas into which the country is divided. One cavalry division will be attached to each army corps, of which there are three. Woman to Speak on Russia. Mrs. Ma-guet ite E. Harrison, Inter nationaly kniowt newspaper woman, will relate her Russian experiences in an address, 'In and Out of Bel stevik Russia." at the forum lunch f on of the City Club tomorrow noon. 0 .i buy Aspirin. are not getting ears and proved heumatism lin, Pain roper directions. of 24 ad 100.