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7bond. There are 11,000,000 of
these receipts to be checked.
The greatest difficulty in check
; -ig the alleed dup~lcatIon of bonds.
-It is poue out, Is in the fact that
the bonds that are alleged to have
f been Auplicated, never passed
through the Treasury Department.
.but were circulated through out
se ugencies, It is aleged, without
any available means of checking
, them, as they ere Issued.
These can be cheked 'It is believed,
from the numbered, return coupons,
*Which were clipped and sent Into the
reasury for redemption.
According to the charge, which
, Were made In the threatened expose.
galley proofs of which were sub
"nlitted to Treasury officials % week
ago Thursday. prior tu the wholeule
,ismIseal of the employee, the follow
ing laturday, there is evidence of as
many as seven dupUcations of one
bond. It is alleged seven . coupons
bearing the same number were re
turned to the Treasury Department
on the same day for redemption.
The manner of duplication of the
bonds, according to eng-vers in the
bureau, is "simple." T numbering
machines number automatically from
"1 to 90 and then are "hand-set" to the
next number. .
Dupilcatin Declared sy.
Officials admit that It would be
possible to turn the machine back
ninety-nine numbers, instead of turn
ing it up one number to the new
series.
Because of the fact that it Is pos
sible to duplicate a bond number
once, it is admitted the same number
eould be repeated ten .or twenty
*times, and because of this possibility,
the losses, It is said, might involve
hundreds of millions of dollars on
bonds Issued without compensating
reserve.
Billions in Federal reserve notes
have been issued by the bureau,
which at the present time, it is said,
has on hand a billion and a half of
these bills.
The method of distributing these
bank notes to the Federal reserveI
boards made it necessary to keep a
double check on them, and receipts
dor billions of the" notes, already
distributed, must be checked.
It was charged In the threatened
, that In the distribution of
shese notes to the Federal reserve
ebanks, sent In packages of large de
nominations, that bills of small de
nominations were substitute4.
" In many of these instance. the
"error," It Is alleged, was not caught
by the reserve bank, who receipted
for the notes In sealed bundles, and
were forced to charge the discrep
,sncy, if it was ever found, off to
profit and loss account.
In the dlsribution of stamps,
which it is aho alleged, shows ir
regularities, the requesition on the
bureau was made direct from the
Postoffice Department, and the
stamps were sent direct to the post
Office at which they were needed.
Millions of dolls worth of stamps
jre constantly kept on band In the
bureau, none of these being sent to
he Treasury Department.
The order to close the bureau will
affect 4.200 employes. Approximate
g 1,000 women counters will be re
ained to assist in the work of count
Ig the notes, and stamps and check
ng the 186,000,000 receipts for bonds,
:urned over to the Treasury Depart
ment during the war.
Division chiefs were notified last
sight that employee of the bureau,
Who have leave of absence due them,
will be granted leave with pay dur
ng the period of the idleness of the
bureau.
Employes furloughed, who have no
annual leave due, will be compen
lated, it was stated, by deducting
the time lost, from the furlough
eystem, now In force in the bureau.
forcing each employe to take one
day off without pay, out of every
ight.
DEMOCRATIC LEADERS
MEET TONIGHT IN N. Y.
-NIGW TORK, April 3.-Democratic
thieftains and guests to the number
if 1,600 will gather tonight at the
hotel Commodore for the annual
lefferson Day pow-wow. Nearly all
the big guns In Democracy are
scheduled to attend, and speeches
trill be delivered by former Governor
Ctox of Ohio. Democratic Prestden
tial nominee at the last election;
-Enator- Hitchcock, of Nebraska:
Benator Har-rison, of MissIssippi: WiI
ton Lackaye, the actor; Charles' E.
Alexander, president of the National
-Democratic Club: Thomas l!. Rash.
president of the National Executive
Dommittee, and others.
It Is expected that the key-note of
the fall campaign will be sounded
by the speakers.
WAR DEPT. DISCOUNTS
CHARGE AGAINST REILY
Official. of the War Department
today were Inclined to discount the
seriousness of charges which are
reported to have been filed against
Glov. Mont Rally, of Porto Rico, by
a grand jury at San Juan.
. President Harding and Secretary
if War Weeks conferred on Porto
Rtican affairs, but it was said that
nao action with respect to the ad
ministration of tlae Island would be
taken until a full report had been
received here of the charges against
the governor. Reily Is panderstood
1o have been indicted for alleged
misuse of public funds.
-f.UTO BANDITS SEIZE
PAYROLL AND ESCAPE
PORT CHE.STER, N. V., April 8.
Three bandits early today held up
.a messenger carrying the $4,000
weekly payroll of the Mint Product
aompany, or Port Chester ona the
N~orth biain street bridge.
The- robbers, who were In a
limousine. soined the money, and
BUP
Vicar to Pope Who Was
Assaufted By Priest
From U. S.
CARDINAL POMPUJ.
LEWIS PLEASED
BY SUCCESS OF
COAL WLKOUT
Support of Non-union Men
Gratifying. He Says.
40000 Out.
By EDWIN CARTY RANCK.
Intervnstimal N*ews service.
NEW YORK. April 3.-The out
standing feature of the first week
of the national coal strike was the
large number of non-union men who
quit work in smyathy with the
organized workers, President John
L. Lewis of the United Mine Work
et of America declared today.
President Lewis and Vice Presi
dent Philip Murray. of the United
Mine Workers of America. estimated
that between 40,000 and 60.000 non
union men had joined the walkout.
"The situation Is most satisfactory
from every viewpoint." maid Lewis in
summing up the strike situaton. "All
of the officials of the miners are de
lighted with the outlook and with
the way in which the non-organized
workers have rone to the support
of their fellow-workers. The walk
out of nonunion men has been Par
ticularly noticeable in the bitumi
nous fields.
"The strike has Justified, all our
expectations. There have been no de
fection. in the ranks of the union
men, and I can say that there will
not be. The man are all loyal to
the cause, and all are fired with er
thusiasm. In fact, they are inspired.
They feel that the Justice of their
cause is fully appreciated by the pub
lic. We are going to continue the
fight to the very end, and we feel
certain of victory. Our optimism has
been strengthened by the large num
bers of nonunion men who have quit
work. a
TEN CHURCHES PLANNED
AT COST OF $450,000
R1CHMOND. Va., A pril 8.-A Rich
mond architect is preparing plans
for ten churches, to be built soon at
an aggregate cost of $460,000.
These churches range from a $12.
000 building for the Baptist church,
Marshall, Va., to the $175,000 two.
story and basement building of Cal
vary Baptist church, Roanoke, Va.
The other buildings of similar
character include: Baptist church,
Murfreesboro, N. C.. two stories and
basement, $30,000; Huntington Bap
tist church, Baltimore, two stories
and basement. $40,000; sunday school
building. First Baptist church, Char.
lottesvilie, Va., three stories and
basement. $75,000: auditorium First
Bautist Church, Frederick, Md., two
storie, and basement, $30,000; iSouth
Bluefield Baptist church. Bluefield,
W. Va., churdh and Sunday school
building, two stories and basement,
ultimate cost 8100,000; Virginia
Heights Baptist church, Roanoke,
Va., two stories and a basement,
$28,000: Baptist church, Graham, Va.,
two stories and basement, $25,000.
HOLD 4 MEN SUSPECTED
OF ROBBING CHURCH SAFE
BOSTON, April 8.--Four men
were held today here as suspicious
character, when they were discov
ered trying to dispose of bonds
stolen from a Catholic church in
Aurora, Ill.
Twenty-eight bonds, valued at
$1,000 each, were recovered by Of
ficers Towle and Haggerty, who
made the arrests. One of the men
said his name was John Russell,
but initialed property in his posses
sion did not bear this out. The
police sgy two of the other men
have police records and the fourth.
who appeared to be the leader, is
said to be a Boatori broker. The
bonds were stolen when the safe in
the church was blown open.
De ye have Ipupelses that you ae
ashamed oft Here's hoping yeu 4o
not have any sek hngs, but If yea
have, a seientlst wUi ezpsin the why
ar em. a.. Je =...
EAU CO]
TNART-ROT
TO KILL CAR
TO POPE PIUS
Priest, Believed American,
Ejected From 0ardinal'a
Reeldence-Had Revolver.
oy fate"sahsIm News seew..
ROMU. April 1.--A man who is be
tieved to have. been a Amerkcan
priest was frustrated today in what
is believed to have been an Attempt
to assassinate Cardinal Pompilj, vicar
to the Iope.
The man called at the cardinal's
residence demanding an audience.
The Cardinal's secretary. Mpnsig
nor Candelori, replied that the cardi
nal was engaged, and could not be
sen.
The visitor thereupon asamulted
the secretary. Hervants' ran in and
selsed the man, finding a revolver in
his pocket.
In the excitement the assailant es
caped.
MARINE HELD
AS SLAYER OF
RUTH MERCER
Chauffeur Testifies He Saw
McEntee Struggling With
Woman on Street
'y Isr asteratnal News service.
NORFOLK. April .-A warrant
charging Frank McEntee, a marine.
with the murder of Mrs. Ruth
Mercer. was issued today by Justice
T. B. Wright, at Ocean View. Mc
Entee Is being held at the St.
Helena rracks pending instruc
tions fI Washington to deliver
him to tile civil authorities.
A dramatic scene was enacted at
the coroner's inquest when T. C.
Jones, a chaffeur. went on the
stand and pointed out Mc~nte.e,
who was in civilian clothes, as the
man he saw Saturday night about
9 o'clock in Avenue B, at Ocean
View, struggling with a woman.
Jones' statement fellows:
"I left Norfolk at 8:30 o'clock to
take i party to Ocean View. After
I left my passengers at their desti.
nation, I started back to Norfolk.
I was driving along a dark street
when a woman ran from the side of
the road out in front of my car. She
threw up both hands, commanding
me to stop.
" 'Save me from this man,' she,
cried.
"A -man dashed after her and took
her by the arm. My car is a closed
one and I got a glimpse of the man's
head and face as he brushed by the
side of the window. He grabbed the
woman by the arm. He was wear
Ing a white cap, which at the time
I took to be a chief petty officer's
cap. Since, I have decided that it
was a cap of the Marine Corps."
25 ARE KILLED,
HUGE PROPERTY
LOSS IN STORM
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that the levee protecting one side
of the city from high waters of
the Illinois river would break
w hent the water resched the high
est point on record.
Rains Swell Streamn.
An all night raIn had the river
constantly rising, gaugera said.
More than 100 families have
moved to high points in the center
of the city. Tents furnished by the
State and city are being used for
housing those in the low part. of
the city.
Flood warnings have been Issued
to all persona in the vicinity of the
levee, in the belief that it will
weaken and let in the wa~ters. Two
hundred workmen are piling sand
bags and other supporte behind the
levee.
A break in the levee would drive
hundreds from their home., with
possibly loss of life and property.
Jefferson City Isolated.
Sr toternational New. Servie.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 3.
-This city, capital of the State of
Missouri. was without direct rail
road communication to the outside
world today.
Five days of almost Incessant rain
have caused a number of washouts
on the Missouri Pacific and MissourI,
Kansas and Texas railroads, the only
ones coming into the city direct.
Rail communication is still pos
sible, however, over the Wabawh and
Chicago and Alton, which run on the
opposite bank of the Missouri river,
and which may be reached by trolley
car.
NAMES ON STOCKINOS,
NEW FLAPPER STUNT
ATLANTIC CI'PyT, April I.
Names of the wearer embroidered
just above the ankle are to take
the place of clocks on women's
stockings, several exhibitors at the
Atlantic City fashion show said to
day.
Manikin, at the show appeared
in heavy silk hose with their
name. inscribed conspicuously in a
vertical row on both the inside and
outside of each stocking. It was
rited the new idawill be "qute
M-FIRMS'
JOHN D1 ODEST
CARRES MNE
If Caught Away From Home
M linaire Probab Could
Not Buy Meal.
This i the tuMr nd last a
series of. tkhe stori presat1
on intiate pen picture of John
Noce/efellem', em,, the lonely old maan
th iep s of Florid.
intent e vilggl he te 100.
oy MLUMN MOWS.
(COpyiht. 193% by the Istersatiesal
News Servies.)
ORMOND BEACH. F1.., April I.
Imagine John D. Rockefeller alone in
a strange town without a cent in his
pocket!
The picture Is not an Improbable
one.
The man of millions. if he were
stranded in a strange place, probably
would not have enough cash in his
pockets to buy a meal.
John D. never carries money around
with him except the small coins he
distributes amnog children and some
grown-ups-among the latter by way
of jest. New dime, are his hobby
this year.
His niece, Mrs. Evans, in the
"watchdog of the treasury" in his
household. She distributes all the
tips and handles all the bills.
Fifty cents was the sum she tipped
the bellboy who 'checked the wraps
of the three male members of the
party-Mr. Rockefeller, his grandson,
JohnD. 3d, and the latter's tutor.
The sum total of the tips received
from the Rockefeller party that
evening was $1.50 Including a half
dollar tip to the bellboy who seated
them.
In a Happy Home.
The financier's household in
Ormond is a simple, happy one
The house he lives in is a rambling
old fashioned frame dwelling which
give the impression of having been
quite swagger in its better days.
"That's the Rockfeller mansion
but it ain't no mansion at all." says
the 'flivver' driver pointing it out
to visitors.
The grounds-they call It the yard
In Ormond-are lovely with old trees
and shrubbery.
The old multi-millionalre rises
early. Not long after sun-up he is
out on his gmunds Inspecting the
trees or watching the birds.
He suprvises all the gardening.
He Lyi golf with religious
re t day.
e1i ptos the Ormond public
links, playing about six holes an a
rule.
He is a "golf bug" and advises
every one to take up the game.
"Golf Is a wonderful health-giving
game," he says.
Goff and imple Diet.
It Is golf, proper diet and his
simple mode of living that has kept
the oil king physically fit at the age
of eighty-three, according zo his
friend and physician, Dr. Hiram
.o portrait or photograph evetr
showed the "Rockefeller smile."
A smile winning, full of warmth
and somewhat wistful. As friendly
as his warm handclasp.
Children are the most famiiar
with the "Rockefeller smile."
The youngsters love the aged
financier and seek him out. There
was the little English boy who ran
into his arms as he mat In the Hotel
Ormond the other night. The young
ster announced he had been ill and
graphically described his ailment to
Mr. Rockefeller as the latter sym
pathetically patted his hand.
"You didn t eat any supper. I
hope," said the financier to the little
boy. When the child nodded his
head in the affirmative. Rockefeller
said reprovingly:
"Now you shouldn't have."
He gave the youngster one of his
dimes. An the boy moved to put the
coin into his pocket. the financier
maid with mock solicitude: "Now
you're sure you haven't a hole
there."
"I have not." said the boy in
dignantly.
"No? Well, that's fine," said Mr.
Rockefeller. patting hi. head.
The sandman approached as the
youngster sat limtening to the music
holding tight to him aged frierd's
hand.
"Do you know what we shall have
to do?" the financier inquired of the
sleepy little boy. "We shall have to
take you to our house for the nig'ht.
How would you like that--sleeping
In our house?
"Let's see, what shall we have for
breakfast? Griddle cakes-yes?"
A. the child exclaimed in delight,
he said:
"Very well, we shall have griddle
cakes. You and I shall eat many,
many griddle cakes."
Hungr'y fer People.
They may in Ormond that the great
John D. Is hungry for people.
As he parted from us the other
night, he said:
"The hotel Is closing tomorrow and
I must bid my friends here good-bye.
They have been very nice to me."
In the two hours We were with him
the financier didn't once talk thrift
or give advice about saving money.
He never doe., according to a bel
boy who has long daily chats with
the "old man," as he calls him.
"There's a lot of bunk written about
the old man." Said this staunch cham
pion of the oil king.
"Now this stuff about him tellin'
you to be thrifty and advisin' you to
save your money-it's bunk, pure
bunk.
"The old man talk. about golf and
the birds or maybe the tree. and the
flowers. He stare loves the birds and
he can give yo6 an earful About
them, believe me!"
After two hours .with the great
financier, you discover why he is
thilfty of speech. He lets the other
follow do the talking and studies him.
The master mind that created
the Standard Oil Company "size.
up" all with whom he come. in
contact.
Even under the Warmth of his,
friendliness you find caution.
Hoe FnPendatien.
In hild age the oil king direets;
his business genIus to the Rogke
feller Foundation.
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"Social Bloi
Influence
By WILLIA3 HARD,
COsmopontan Nevws nervic.
Is Washington society a menace
to American institutions? This is
the great question brought up by
Senator Norris' attack on Chief
Justice Taft for dining with the
rich. But Senator Norris should
have gone on to explain the ex
traordinary situation that exists In
the Supreme Court of the United
States In respect
to the opinions
of Mr. Justice
Holmes and of
Mr. Justice Bran
deis.
Mr. Holmes has
been a most dis
tinguished diner
out. He dines
out ress frequent
ly now. When
one in over
eighty one is on
titled to refuse
Invitations. If
Senator Norris,
however. should
want any intor
mation about the
Washington in its most conserva
tive reaches over a long period of
years he could find nobody from
whom he could get It more aptly
than frot Mr. fHolmes.
Mr. Brandeis. on the other hand,
seems never to have hai any in
terest in dinner parties. Hie lia a"a
to arise at some horrilt hour as
5 in the morning to g to work
reading statitics. Hie t-i o dier
out at all. If Senator Norris wnts
fancudgesh hs cant i afn inor
fectionatnonr.abrandehe
thata Holme ouh so wrife oe
shfinon in ithe Sumo csrta
yard tht Mr.l frand oghdt frote
whot he ot I ould s oe tat
they fougttm iae Mr. Holmes
r. Bndetis ornstheonr reach
sin ever patof hae had ndn
toare atossbe hory himllour he
rasdicsatedthe lst yeas nof die
aHude beloeves n tme for oiln
flvpnes ecnfn dnI tr
ftern inDr. Coriande toh.
that othr nolmht ough the ientunae
andoratiniudei epree nSut
Andricanr countis for te wrt
aother sount.itould eemoi that
oftheegh tountisareMr Hnian
aned pnayi foreanittion ro
ease ener, partho the wockldler
Foudatoibletndn by mitionsh
whedcaed thupon yar.f i
"e aeles simpyn an the frofhian
throp that helps ohrsagand tm-o
the oher night to thour enthsias
agreatituhnD. eRceser nd Souh
Astmemnountries forth orkt'
ofathe fnotteio, thaol kinge
miadecer tehade the rnet
and king fsOrmond kaniton pr
jet kndertackou tod geleman.uds
"He'ndao stoandig byd wchp its
rmation abouthe hue ai't eoxblain
ing he hpalnted. warthopagatising
of the founth"i vr"div.
hOLE, ohold Al S.-teret
finaient. returnd senteagby
oilhin Federand juryorsule hin
atinly aracious old Charle Batle
and' A. Demcraterhold hap, mate
Droit, and hed sore in't soheac
aso he paite."oads theunatingg
eulog the theusandsof drivae.
oth are todargof Cihr coaprtce
ito vte thusanstat dollaro.
ORYOF
1Y AND HIS
own 8U, ses a N ser mve.
JosLe.
IL1~
CONN
4AVE
'0"
// or
4) /
" Shown at
in WashinA
to take one Une of thought. Mr.
Brandeis, having eaten so few, ought
to take another. But what is the
fact?'*
The fact notoriously is that Mr.
Holmes and Mr. Brandeis are forever
sticking together in their opinions
and are forever jointly upholding the
c3nstitutionality of progre:A'ie law.
ani upho!ding also--and very jointly
--the popuiar right tW 4uch constitu
tional priviteges as frec- speech. How
doet Senator Norris tbxplain that sit
uation? And how does ha explain a
certain other situation -regarding
hinself?
Virtually all well-to-do-people in
Washington were in favor of the
four-power treaty. The "social bloc"
of Washington was pretty nearly
solid for it. Senator Norris agreed
with the "social bloc." Me- voted for
the treaty. Senator France of Mary
land, on the other hand, who certain
ly dines with the well-to-do every
night, if he dines with himself and
his wife, was against the treaty. He
labored against it earnestly, while
Senator Norris was voting for it
steadily.
It appears accordingly that San&
tor Norris can find himself in agree.
ment with the "social bloc" while re
jecting and denouncing its dinner
parties and that Mr. Justice Holmes
can go to its dinner parties and then
write decisions utterly contrary to
its most cherished ideas. The fact
further is that Mr. Taft was an ex
tremely conservative person before
he ever saw a Washington dinner
party.
Moreover the "social bloc' is by
no means always a unit within itself
on important legislation. Consider,
for instance, the League of Nations.
Senator Wadsworth and Senator
Hale are accused of considerable
dining out, ad they are not widely
ag5.lnst the league. Senator Mc
Cormick and Senator Brandegee and
Senator Moses are also accused of
considerable dining out, and they
VERDANT FEDORA DUE
TO BE RAIN-STREAKED
Neither the flapper nor the cake
eater will be able to promenade on
F street tomorrow, judging from
the report of the Weather Bureau,
whIch states that showers are due
for Palm Sunday and will probably
check the usual show.
Cloudy and showers with south
west winds are forecast.
WORLD MOVINO TOWARD
PEACE, SAYS CHURCHILL
DUNDEE, Scotland. April 8.
The world is moving toward peace.
Colonial Secretary WInston Church
ill declared in a speech here today.
He expressed the belief that condi
tions ih Ireland may become worse
withiti the inmediate fifture while
the Irish continue to kill 4Meh other.
Petition fo
Bonus an
E repeetullypetitioi
dies'Bons Act1
to levy a Baes Tlast
the Banus.
Name .3 .== - .
Address . ... . .. .. .*. ....
Past.eadditional paper
and addresses.. Forwared
PITITION EDiTOR, The
PALS
WIN
PPE
Divided
rton Affairs
are fanatical irreconcilables against
the league.
In other words, it Is a very com
plicated subject. The "social bloc"
is heavily against the bonus. I
curse it out for that. The "social
bloc" i heavily in favor of a large
and good navy. I cheer it for
that. Like Senator Norris, I am
obliged sometimes to vote the same
way that the "social bloc" Is voting.
The sober truth of the matter
seems to be that the "social blot"
Is often divided against itself an4
that when it is fairly well united
it will sometimes please -Senator
Norris and sometimea displease him.
The sober truth seems also to be
that it really very seldom actually
changes anybody's opinions.
People come to Washington with
their opinions-their fundamental
opinions-already in them. They
then ftAl into social pse accord
ing to the mixed results of a corn
bination of influences consisting of
their opinions. their temperaments.
and their incomes.
Chief Justice Taft's soial group
antbe c r
ical into being a placid conservative.
His conservatisn and placidness
were sufficiently notable when he
came to town.
The genuinely compelling influence
is people's own opinions and their
own politics. In there any social In
fluence in Washington that is sup:
posed to be stronger than the one
that centers In, and revolves about,
the name Roosevelt? Yet the CWl.
umbian Treaty, which was an endless
insult to that name and which apol
ogized for Theodore Rhosevelt's most
historic act, was passed through the
Senate triumphantly.
Doubtless the "social bloc" is Im
portant, but there are other things
more Important and more (nfluen.
tial by far.
TWENTY-SIX ENTRIES IN
MARTINSBURO PRIMARY
MARTINBBURG, W. Va., April
8.-Twenty-six candidates, the
largest entry list on record, had
qualified, when the lists closed here
for the hN-annual municIpal primary
which takes place Monday, April 10.
There are four Demnocratie and
three Republican aspirants for the
mayoralty nomination; three Demo.
cratic and one Republican onoil
manic candidates fdr the is
Ward. four Democratic and one
Republcan in the Seco:n4 Ward,
two Republica~n and one Demooreatto
candidatse in the Third. three lb.
publicans and two Democtats in
the Fourth and one Republican and
one Democrat in the Fifth.
The list of mayoralty calndIdates
Includes three Dhysicans, two for
mer mayors and one juttice of the
peace. All of the present cotnnell
men are candidates for renomine
tion.
r Soldier
d Sales Tax
CongTess to peas the Sea
without further dejay and
obtain tho money' to a
Aere. for mere anatues
putItIon.~~ orn eplete t.
W~Imi n~a.. Tun.e= W.e.aa
.ARITIES
U.S. CoO
SEEHFINO
SLEW SOLbIERS
Looks on Wh16 Cesook
Is In ToNs.
av pecrneus.
Two months ago Wedhingtos ob
servers tried In vain to Aecover the
Identity of the powerful Influenes
that indused the State Department
to brush aside the law and let Ow.
sack Samenoff land In the United
States. Now Cassack Semenoff Is
trying to find out whether t"
"powerful Innuence" are powerful
enough to get him out of the hands
of the New York police.
The State Department, which Ia
bored so nobly in behalf of the
anti-Boloevik Cossack. declares it
is taking no Interest In his present
difficulty. The officials of that de
partment have never relished the
Job of appearing to defend the man
who is accused of the murer of
Amecan soldiers. Some 0t the
highest representatives of that di
vision of the Government were
rather flippant about the whole mat
ter when it first became known
that Semenoff bad been granted per
mission to come to the United States
by the State Department. Much of
this flippancy wore off, however,
,after the War Department and the
Department of Labor, to may nothing
of the American Legion, got on the
trail of the man whose reign - of
terror in Siberia was written in
blood- on the records of the Ameri
can Was Department.
Lackhng For Money.
The report of Semenoff's plans to
visit the United States reached this
country during the last weeks of
the arms conference. At that time
his representatives declared that he
was headed this way for the purpose
of raising money among New York
banking Interests to finance another
revolution in Siberia. Nobody ever
revealed the identity of the in
terestp, however, who were to be so
lavish with their money. His com
ing immediately aroused trouble,
and the records of the War Depart
ment, which told a ghastly story of
the Bemenoff butcheries in Siberia.
were turned over to the Immigra
tion Bureau of the Department of
Labor to furnish the basis for his
exclusion as an undesirable alien.
For a time it seemed as though
this was to be accomplished, de
spite the Interest which the State
Department had taken in making it
possible for Semenoff to visit the
United States. But there was an un
explained slip at Vancouver, and the
immigration authorities annoused,
with an appearance of regret, that
Semenoff had been able to induce
the representatives of the Immigra
tion Bureau here'to grant him a
"transit permit." That was several
weeks ago, and Cossack Gemenoff is
still "in transit." His "transit" took
him to Washington. While here he
lived in the best Dupont hotel, was
interviewed faithfully as a visiting
Russian statesman, permitted to
Weep over the outrages of the Dol
shevists in Russia and to predict
their spedY downfall. and to in
dule in the usual buncombe about
how deeply he had been impressed
by jis visit to the United States.
'f he*confqrred with any officials
of the State De0artment while here
It was not publicly recorded, nor is
there any record of a report to Sec
retary Hoover of the Department f
Commerce. who Is the Cabinet%
Russian expert.
Now en HI Own.
At the State Department, it was
declared today that Semenoff's dif
ficulties at the hands of the law in
New York had not been made a
matter of international interest, nor
was there any exportation that they
would be. They were looked upon
as purely private difficulties of a'
private citimen, involved in a civil
proceeding. Nor did any one at the
State Department think that the
British. French, and Japanese gov
ernments, who had financed the
original Bernenoff ventures, would
undertake to obtain State Depart
ment intervention In behalf of their
former protege.
But it will be interesting to know
what American interests were pow
erful enough in the first place to
pull down the bare of the law and
to permit this Cosacka to land In
the United States from which vigi
lant immigration authorities had de
barred much more harmles invad
VOTE ON BALL RENT ACT
DELAYED UNTIL TUESDAY
A final vote en the Ball rent aet
In the Senate is not expected now
before Tuesday and probiably will
be delayed until Wednesday.
After conferring with various
Senators today, Senator Ball al
lowed the Senate ecalendar to have
the right of way en Monday during
the morning hour, and the Senate
expoets to go into 'eleeutive session
for the consideration of Presidential
nomnations at 2 o'clock.
On Tuesday the Langley hospital
Ization bIll will be called up firt.
and the BalI rent act *ill follow
as the ordinary business,
INSANE FIEND SLAYS
WIFE AND 7 CHILDREN
PARIS. April .-In a fit of mad
noes today tvvile Baysang, at Strag
bourg, Inurdered his wife and seven
children, all under eleven years old.
Baysang fled toward the Swiss
frontier after the murders.
Olves $10,000 to Rusuianas.
An appropriatIon of *16.w0 hes
been granted the Vladivostok chap
tsr of the American Ried Coes for
Immediate reliet work among Rus
sian refugees in itiblerla, it wes an
nounea4 at Rled flrnee headquartoe a
heore tnday. Cabled advises to the
Red Erees rea,-' 'A 0an of these
re ns t olly d1 'iiW Aid wom
same alneete iu'yn a, vest.,

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