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r Fair aad warmer toight; Tuesday k probably fair. Gentle variable winds. Temperatur, at a a. sn., 39 degrmas. FN LE NUBR1,0.WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 3, 1922. THRE ENS EEBWHEZ Three CLEAIUP I OUTCOIME I FILED WITI (Copyrisht. 192 by The i Mystery surrounding the director of the Bureau of I several other employes by cleared up today, when it of charges supported by aff and many emplyoes of the b of the Department of Justice several months. ACTION PROMP' A demand for immediate paper expose, caused the pre istration. This situation tent charges of "playing politics tration. Accusations involving the certain other employes, it w with the Department of Just House Committee on Finance CONGRESS BLOCKE No tiia rent 'action AgivVs 1 h Justice. Members of Congress, see charged, were, it is understo obstafles in obtaining officia tion. Additional Affidavits Filed. Late in December, 1921, or early in January, 1922, employes of the bureau and public-spirited citizens interested in the case filed fur ther supporting affidavits with tlhe Treasury Department, the Depart ment of Justice and members of Congress. As a result of this action the Treasury Department ordered an investigation of the bureau. This inquiry, which was conducted in secret. was made, it is charged, by persons who had long been as sociatel with Director Wilmeth in his work as chief clerk of the Treasury Department. Apparently no action was taken as the result of the investigation, and it was assumed the bureau was given a clean bill by the in vestigating committee. Second Investigation. Shortly after this additional affi davits supporting the charges against the bureau management were filed with the Treasury Depart nment. )epartnient of .lustice and biembers of Congress. At this time, It is learned, the charges reached the ears of the 1-resident. President llarding immediately ordered the Secretary of the Treas ury to conduct a thorough inquiry into the charges. Comptroller of the Currency D. R. Crissinger was directed by Secretary Mellon to make a personal investi gat ion. Again, there was no apparent ac tion resulting from the inquiry. Director Wilmeth ,ontinued in of fiee. However. ntimadtons were made that a co".sidlerable number of employes were to be discharged by the dIrector. Employes who were concerned In the charieges agaist Director Wilmeth state that ni.ost of their number we-re to be incluad od in the proposed dismissals. The threatened discharge of th'ee employee, it Is believed, led to~ the summary action forced upon the Administration in the dismissal of the director ai many of his as sistants. Summary Action Taken. Last Thursday employes of the Bureau and others who have made charges against the Director visited Comptroller Crisainger and members of the Finance Committee of the House and at least one member of the Senate. They stated that utnless Director Wilmeth and certain other employes of the Bureau were disc-harged at once, galley proofs of the charges with a detailed account of alleged abuses at the Bureau would be im *ediately released for publication. Treasury officials asked for one week's delay. This was refused, and twenty-four hours was given for action, with a threat of immediate publication in case no actIon wasa taken. Story in Type. The gall-y proofs shown to memt .bers of C'ongress anid to the Treas uiry officials are said to have con tained scustion. of such astoond ing nature as to cause Treeaury ofticials to fear fone eput-....., Band I THEASURY IF CHARGES I CONGRESS 'ashington Times Company.) discharge of James Wilmeth, engraving and Printing, and executive order was partly was learned a large number idavits, involving the director ureau, had been in the hands and members of Congress for 'ED BY THREATS action, under threat of news cipitate action of the Admin is to disprove thoroughly the made against the Adminis director of the bureau and as learned today, were filed ice and with members of the more than a year ago. O INVESTIGATION. aken 'by the Department of king to eliminate the abuses od, met with insurmountable I action or official co-opera not only of the Bureau of Engrav ing and Printing, but of the Treas ury Department, and even the en tire financial fabric of the Govern ment. Intimations are made, it Is under stood, concerning the duplication of Government securities * of large demonstrations. It is charged that during the war large numbers of Liberty bonds were printed in duplicate, and that these bonds, or coupons therefron are being received at the Treasury Department every day, and are he ing redeemed without question. Treasury officials fear, it is said. the effect that would he produced through widespread publication of charges of duplicated bonds-that is, securities without compensating re serves. It is believed that is the reason action has not been taken previcusly on the charges brought against the bureau. CHURCH BACKS PASTOR WHO BAPTIZED A DOG BROOKLINE, Mass.. April 3. The Rev. Edwin Curtis. of the First Presbyterian Church, sat in the congregation yesterday, listened to a sermon by a minister assigned by the Boston Presbytery and heard one of the church trustees read from the pulpit a call for a congregational meeting on April 12 to decide whether the church should withdraw from the Boston Presbytery. Retirement of Mr. Curtia as pas tor is sought because of evidence before the presbytery that he hadt baptized a dog and had asked what witnesses considered frivolous blessings on food served at the house where he was boarding. FAVORITISM IN ISSUING DYE LICENSES DENIED An emphatic denial that favor itismi was shown by the War Trade Board in issuing dye licenses was made today by Henry B. Thompson, chairman of the dye advisory com nmittee, in testifying before the Senate Committee probing an al leged dye monopoly. Thompson ad vocated an indefinite dye embargo to "save the American industry from ruin." "There was never any unneces sary delay in Issuing licenses, and I emphatically deny there was any favoritism shown," Thompson said. Charges of favoritism had been madec by Herman A. Mets, of New port, former Congressman and mil lionaire dye importer.. EX-EMPEROR CHARLES' BODY LIES'IN STATE FUNCHAL, Madeira Island, April 3.-Clad in a uniform of a field marshal of the Austrian army, the body 9f former Emperor Charles rested In state here today. Masses were said during the morning. Representatives of the Portuguese authorities called upon former ihmpress Zita to express their condolences. A funeal service will be held on its Trn * * Harry Leon Wilson, Who Writes Better Than He Fights .. w wnM esser av m?3emanm.~ IIARIRY LEON WILSON the famous author of "Ruggles of Red Gap," in his first picture fol his fist fight with Theodore Criey, wealthy landscape painter, of Caliernla. A feed start u 1 S.te *dutem of a coan aut'y play six months ago in which Mrs. Wileon was chosen as heroine In the play and Criley pla. ed opposite her as hero started the fireworks. Criley Is said to have had, by all odds, the best, end of the battle. SEN. CARAWAY DEMANDSPROBE OF 1SCHARGES Offers Resolution Citing Civil Service Rules Governing Bureau Employment. The first move toward a Senate investigation of the wholesale discharge of the Bureau of En graving and Printing was made today. Senator Caraway of Arkansas introduced a resolution in which he called upon President Harding to inform the Senate why former Direct James L. Wilmeth and his bureau chiefs were discharged and alio by what authority the sweep ing action of dismissing them was taken. Cites Clvii ServIce Rule. T'he resolution calls attention 'to the fact that civil service employeE can be dismissed only on written notice and on formal complaint either as regards efficiency, their moral character, and so forth. The Senate ResolutIon. Senator Caraway's resolution la am follow.: "Whereas, without notice am re quired by law, and without warn ing, the PresIdent of the UnIted States, under an executive order issued March 31, 1922, dismissed James E. Wilmeth, director of } he Bureau of Engraving and Print fng, and thirty-one other chiefs and as sistant chiefs of divisions in that bureau; and "Whereas, all of said per'sons were within the classified service; and: "Whereas, the law permits a di. missal within the classified service only after written notice and an opportunity to reply to such notice, therefore he it "Resolved. That the President of the United States be requested to report to the Senate, if it be not In compatible with the public interest, what facts warranted the dismissal' of' the men mentioned from the classified service, and by whatI authority he dismissed these em ployes from the service in the man ner followed.'' 110 CHILDREN MADE ILL BY APRIL FOOL CANDY .1ERSEY CITY, N. .. A pril 3. The number of school children made ill here by eating "April fool" oandy wan fixed by the police at Intwo schools children were af lected with vomiting spells, 1 To H * Na tioi BANKYEGG CA PTUlRED BY TELLER. Bold Attempt by Three Bandits to Rob Merchants' Trust Company Thwarted. Three aring young robbers shortj Liter noon today made an unsuccessful attempt to rob the newly-formed Merchants' Trust Company, which today opened of fices of the corner of Fifteenth and H streets northwest. But for the presence of mind of Samuel April, twenty-one-year-old receivitg teller, the vnbbers would have made away with amore than $2.000. Entering the company's officesl about 12.46. the men approached April's cage. One of them reached through the receiving window and grabbed a bundle of money. The trio then fled. One Bandit Captured. April seized a revolver sand started after thea. As April reached the door. fired three shots in the ait. . few seconds' running and he caught one of the would-be robbets, the moan who had grabbed the money. A hurry call sent to l'.bte 1.1 - qua'ters brought a score of d-t e tives and policemen to the bank. An unsuccessful attempt was made to capture the other two meen. but it is believed they escaped in a high powered motor car waiting near b.. 5,W Witness Capture. Coming in the noon-day hour. thef robbery caused a sensation in thim: thickly populated business section. Fully 5,000 people surrounded the bank and police experienced diffi culty in taking the would-be robber to the patriol. Peter A. Drury, president of the bank, was holding a reception in his office when the men entered. lie declined to discuss the attempted theft. April. the receiving teller, gave a Times reporter this version of one of the most daring attempted rob berles in the history of the District: LLOYDGEORGE TODAY FACGES TEST OFULFE British Premier Coing Before Commons Confident He Will Be Upheld. By DAVID M. CHURCH. 1nternationet News service. LONDON. April 3.-Althoiigh facing the most bitter attack yet launched against him in the House of Common.. Premier Lloyd George was confident that him demand for a vote of confidence this afternoon would be answered in the affirmative. During his visit to his country estate, Chequer. Court, the premier has been engaged upon him master piece speech defending his initiative in having the Genoa economic con ference called, and explaining Great Britain's program at the meeting. According to his supporters, the premier had a double motive in seek. ing a vote of confidence. 1. To go to Genoa with the un-j divided support of the country behind him; 2. To put an end to rumors of the Tory "die hards" that he is weken old U, * * GETS BEST OF BAiNDIT Routs Robber at Hadleigh Apartment by Engaging Him in Conversation. An attempted hold-up at 2:3U o'clock this morning at the fash ionable Hadleigh Hotel as frus trated by the night ,*anager, Charles B. Wells, who called the bluff of a masked robber when he was confronted with a revolver and a demand to "throw 'em up" The attempted robbery of one of Washington's most. fashionable apartment hotels * one of the boldest tried herr 'am. 4nme. Says He's "Bad (us.." While bellboys and elevator opisa tors passed to and firo in the lobby. Wells was confronted by the mastaked robber as he sat behind the -ouna-r working on his night t- wipts "Throw 'em up. the .)egg coo manded, leaming oler the em mer and pointing his i.'volver at the night manag.i. "Quit your kidding and put that gun away." Wells commanded. "It mig~ht go off." "You re dammed right it will go off unless .tqu stick em up quick and hand over the cash. I mean business. I'm a bad guy and I shoot to kill. /tet me bo? Stick 'em tup or I shoot." The night manager "stuck 'm up.' hut laughed. "You tertainll pickled a lean night to raid the place.' he told the robber. '' ha ven't got the key to the cash drawer nor the vault." 'T'an that stuff.' the robber de mand-d. and open tip the cash di a wer." "If you want the cash drawer opened. open it yourself." Wells told the robber. Unnerved at Challenge. As the man behind the counter edged over to a drawer where he kept his gun, the would-be stick un man. who had gotten tip on the counter. dropped hack off of It into the lobby, and with his gun still leveled at the manager. again demanded the cash. "I tell you T haven't got any cash. What there Is in the vault and if you want it you'll have to come and get It." Evidently unnerved at the chal lenge. the robber back away': "Well, I ought to sihoot y'ou. hut T've got a heart. Now I'll beat It, If you'll just keep Ptill half a second the robber saId, as he turned and fled through a aslde entrance and down V street. Grabbing hts gun. the night mai ager, with the engineer of the buIld Ing. Bradley S4nyder, who had been notified by the elevator operator who. In turn, had heard the r'obber's tomimand to "stIck 'em up." pui'sued the fleeing figure as he ran from the building, but lost him In the outsIde tarkness. Thought It a .Joke. "The thIng was so hold that when first confronted with the gun 1 thousght It was sont" kInd of a belated April fool joke." WVells saId. The attempted hold-up, accot'rig to Wells. was the work of ani 'nn I eur. "Had he been a professional It would not have been possible to have bluffed him as we dId." Welle declared. "He was eIther a novIce at the game or Van drunk. T'he man had complained to one of '~he bellboys earlIer in the evenIng that some corn liquor he had been drink Ing gave hIm a headache." Thousand. of dollars In c'aah and checks were in the vault of the hotel. It Is believed that the man must have lIved at the hotel at some time or another, and wan fa rmiliar with the fact that the apart rnent tenants paId theIr rent on the Mirst of the month, and probably inticipated a rich haul in cash from this source. Fredericksburg police have been inked to look out for the robber, It seing known that he had inquired if a taxi driver the fare to that ptacea_ >Dowi Mines Manager Who Foiled Bandit's Attempt To Rob Hotel IH RI12* H. WILL. KROPOTKIN LAIS RUSSIA'S PLIGHT TO BIlSHEVIKI Emma Goldman Tells of inter view in Which Aged Anarch ist Flays Soviets. Amma Goldman, noted anarchist, I wus deported to Russia in Decem ber, 1919, by the U'nited States De par ntment of Labor. After two years of disillusionment and din aster, she has reached Sweden. and has indicted Bolshevism in a series of bitter. stinging articles. Because of the fact that an arch anarchist, a woman who has de roted her life to attacking existing' forms of government, turns upon the aegis of Lenin with such fury. The Washington. Times thinks it worth while to print her views on Bolsherism. Her eighth article ap peared yesterday. The ninth arti cle follows: By EMMA GOLIMAN. STOCKHOLM. Sweden. April 3. --During the second visit to Peter Kropotkin we had an hour to-! gether. In that time Peter spokeJ in detail of the Russian revolu tion, the part played by the Bol shiviki, the lesson to the Anatrch ists in particular and the world in general. He considered the Russian r-evolution in scope and possibilities greater than the French revolution. While it is true the people were not devel oped in the western sense, yet they are more responsive to new arrangements of life. Th' spirit of the masses during the February and October revolutions demon strated that they* understood the great changes waiting their con certed efforts. and they were will ing to do their share. The p~eople knew that something tremendous was before them, which they themselves must face, organise and direct. That spirit, though now (Continued on Page 9, Column 2.) Girls! Girls! Girls! if your photograph looks like a picture of Dorothy Dalton. send it to the Dorothy Dalton r Resemblance Contest Editor of The Washington Times today. it may mean $260 worth of Easter finery to you. Somne Washington gitl Is going to ge't this enviable outfit tnd if your picture' looks like Dorothy's It might as well be you. See page S for the details of the een itown Lewi HEAD OF 51 ASKS CON INTERVE By interSatios The national (:oal strike anthracite miners swung into As Saturday and Sunday w< determined until today wh had been obeyed bv all th per cent effective. President .John L. Lewis, of America, testifying befor tee. proposed immediate nat coal industry. - - NON-UNIONIST The first break in the rar reporte(l from northern Wes organized men qjuit work. and in central Pennsylvania still at work. No disorders of ally kind the union officials have warn 1i nion officials declared i a solid front and will figl line no matter how long it PENNSYLVANL ivery anthracite colliery Pennsylvania is idle. The I political agitators may atte strike came out of the anthr Another conference of the mittee and a committee of this afternoon in New York still presenting data to supl per cent wage increase for for day labor. Non-UnionMen Join Strike In W. Va. Bly International News service. WHEELING. W. Va., April 's. --The first break in operation of non-union mines in the Panhandle :ounties of West Virginia came today when two mines in Marshall sounts, between Benwood an-i bioundsviUe, suspended operations wvith the forces joining the. strike. I'he two forces totaled about 550 rnen. It is reported 1,500 non inion men are idle throughout the district. All Union Mines Idle. All the union mines remain idle ind at United Mine Workers' head luartershthis strnin tilt was de ent effective in organized mines. ,00 Out In Kiondike. By lIteneaa News Service. UNIONTOWN, Pa., April 3.-The 'irst break in the strong non-union leld in southwestern Pennsylvania ame today when several hundred niners were persuaded not to go o work. Every group of non-union nen headed for the mines in the Clondike region, near New Salem. yere met by squads of union men md told to remain home and "avoid rouble." Nearly a thousand non nion men have gone on strike. MatrIct Ne. 5 lihuI Tight. By Inernatiemmi News service. PITTBBURO3H, Pa., April 2 ninom mines in itstrict No. 5, Ynited Mine Werkers, known aes he Western Pennya i field. Bank s Asks ORIKERS GRESS TO NE AT ONCE ul %@e Service. of 600,000 bituminous and o its full significance today. cre holidays. it could not be ether the coal strike order e union men, and was 100 of the United Mine Workers e the House Labor Commit ionalization of the American B QUIT WORK. kg of non-union miners was I Virginia, where 1.500 non In Southern West Virginia the non-union mines were have yet been reported and ted the men against violence. hat the men are presenting it it out along the present takes. I MINES IDLE. in the three districts of irst expression of fear that opt to-make capital of the acite fields. anthracite wage scale con, operators was scheduled for city, where the miners are )ort their demands for a 20 contract labor and $1 a day U. S. Control of Mines Asked By Lewis By International News seeice. Sooner or later the Government must step in, nationalize the coal mines, and operate them for the benefit of the public, and it might as well be now as any time. This was the message and the advise laid before Congress today by John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workera .f America, when he appeared be fore the House Labor Committee to present the miners' side of the present strike controversy. The striking miners, Lewis said. are going to "stand pat" and pre sent an unbroken front, and he advised the committee against at tempts to force a settlement through ad.iustment boards or commissions. "Industry la Diseased." The coai industry, Le~wis said, ia diseased, and the only remedy is nu aionalization. "The mirie workers," Lewis de dlared, "have beent waiting for.many years. hoping to detect somie signs that the operators were awakening to a realization of their duties. nut, so far, nothing i .a been itccon plished except talk. nedi no retwea as been exte'nded to t, mine weorkers or' to the piublic. "No remedy has~ t.reen offer'ed by the operatorm, and in defajult of any other remedy, the mine workevrs ser ouaiy suggest that the Government take over and operate the mmes. "We do not do this through lay mischievous or wanton spiit "But we see that it is inevitable that, soner or later, the (Jnvarmnn