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The Pot Boils Again.
Collecting Dead Hearts.
Mr. Dempsey to {Europe.
When Justice Taft Eats.
(Copyright, lilt.)
? Street ia giving an imi
tation of the witches' cauldron,
boiling at ita beat. For live
consecutive daya last week
more than a million shares were
?old on the New York ex
change. The game has started.
More than one lamb will lose
his pretty fluffy fleece before
he comes to. But the revival
of speculation ia a good aign
for the country's business. It
means that courage ia coming
back?it often shows Itself first
among stock speculators.
Mr. Ocha, close student of
finance, misses familiar facea
in the street. The man that
said the automobile buainesa
bad reached the point of satura
tion ia now invisible. No won
der, with Detroit hiring new
men by the thousands and
making close to 200,000 cars a
The man that said our steel
Industry would show no signs
of revival for at least six
? years, the other who said that
' Mexico, under ground, had be
come a pool of salt water?and
various other gloomy ones?are
There was wisdom in the old
gentleman who said "Anybody
that sells the United States
short will lose money."
When we imagine ourselves
most impressive, we often mere
ly display ancient savagery in
a new dress. Two days ago,
in a royal chapel in upper Ba
varia, the heart of King Ludwig
III was laid away in a silver
box, next the heart of his wife,
Queen Mary Theresa, in her
silver box, and all around the
?ilver-inclosed hearts of Bava
rian rulers, going back through
What is the difference be
tween a people collecting royal
hearts and the savages of Bor
neo collecting human heads,
the Indians of our old days col
lecting scalps, or the Peruvians
taking out the bones and shrfok
?ing murwtny heads to the sixs of
your fiat.
Jack Dempsey, champion priz^
fighter, will soon go to Europe.
His arrival will interest more
men than would that of any
?ther citizen this country could
send, excepting, perhaps, Edi
?on or Henry Ford. Does that
show lack of judgment in Eu
rope, cr lack of great men here ?
Europe, you'know, apart from
our money, looks on us as we
look upon Australia. How many
inhabitants of Australia can you
mention that would attract at
tention here, now that Darcy,
the prizefighter, is dead?
Senator Norris of Nebraska,
earnest and useful, criticizes
Chief Justice Taft "for hob
nobbing at social functions with
the idle rich." Senator Norris
?ays, "No man can stick his legs
tinder the tables of the idle rich
every night and be fit to sit in
Judgment the next day on those
who toil."
Usually right. Senator Norris
In wrong this time. When Jus
tice Taft dines with the idle rich,
he is tempted to eat something
that he ought not. He gains an
ounce or a pound, and next day
must walk two miles extra, and
curses that particular "idle
rich." Besides, while Chief Jus
tice Taft ia conservative, he is
absolutely honest. He cares no
more for the richest man than
for the poorest outcast in the,
gutter, where justice is con
earned. It is having rather a
poor opinion of a man that has
given his life to public service
at great sacrifice in money and
persona] comfort to suspect that
he might be influenced in Su
preme Court decisions by Balti
more terrapin, lobster a la New
burg, or a glass of wine with
bubbles in it.
At Genoa the allies will demand
that Russia disband her soviet
armies before being readmitted
to the money-making family of
nationa. That ts what the cable
?ays. Trotzky and Lenin will
take one look at Germany and
the German mark, and answer
"No, thank you." It is only be
cauae of the Red Russian army
that Russia gets any attention
at all.
James Speyer, the New York
banker, doe? not believe in ab
solute prohibition and attended
? meeting to urge modification
(OMllniMd on Pa?( J. Column IjJ
NUMBER 12,215.
Plan to Start Digging to See
If Thar* Is Big Hiddan
Cache Near.
Discharged Employes Say
Tneft of Large Sum Is
Two hundred sheets of canceled
$5 bank notes, with ? face value
of M.000. were> found floating in
the Potomac river Friday after
noon at the Virginia end of the
highway bridge.
Two hours later the Bureau of
Engraving and Printing was closed
and 4.200 employes were tempo
rarily furloughed.
Officials Deny Connertlon.
ft was officialy denied' that the
finding of the money, which had
b?*en burled in the banks of the
Potomac led to the closing of the
Secret service operatives were
busy all Friday night and yesterday
trying to discover hew the recover
ed money got out of the bureau. It
Is believed that the money was
burled near the river bank and Was
washed down by the recent rains.
Efforts are also being made to
ascertain whether other bank notes
and bonds from the bureau are
hidden in the banks of the river.
Department of Justice operatives
and Treasury Department officials
will begin this morning at 9 o'clock
the task of checking up at the
bureau the alleged duplication of
millions of dollars worth of Liberty
The alleged duplication. It is
claimed, was the primary cause of
the dismissal last week of the direc
tor of the bureau and twenty-nine
executive heads.
Coming as It did on the heels of
the wholesale dismissal and almost
simultaneous with the doting of the
bureau, the discovery started all
manner of speculation.
Claim Theft Impossible.
^The discharged officials have con
tended that It was Impossible under
the system In vogue at the bureau
to get away with such a sum as
that found floating In the river.
They also said that the check made
by the Treasury Department would
have made such a theft out of ques
Whether the 200 sheets of can
celled $5 notes found Friday la the
total sum or whether hundreds of
thousands of dollars In paper money
Is still burled Is a question that is
giving the secret service great con
It may be necesaary to turn small
boy again and with picks and shovels
begin s search for the modern
Captain Kidd's hidden treasure.
Each national bank has its Indi
vidual plates at the bureau for print
ing bank, notes. By depoalting the
necessary bonds with the Treasury
Department, a national bank may
place an order for bank notes.
All Motley Checked.
Xt the bureau there la a check and
double check on every sheet of
money from the place without detec
One Treasury Department attache
last night explained that It was
posslbls s hank's twenty-year charter
may be about to expire; that a small
order for 100 sheets of $6 hank notee
could be ordered; that the charter
would expire before the notes were
delivered and they would be left on
the hands of lh? bureau. Should
such be the caae. It would be possible
to remove the no tee and make re
port that the note* bad never been
"Old Fashioned"
Women Blamed
for "Wild" Girls
CHICAGO, April 8.
TtfANY so-called modern
women are as old fash
ioned in their ideas of poli
tics, social ethics and re
ligion as an obsolete scrub
board, when they ought to re
semble the efficient, modern
washing machine, Miss Bertha
Conde told the women of the
Y. W. C. A. here.
"The reason why so many
young women are losing in
terest in religion is often be
canae their parents have been
incapable of getting a single
idea about religion into their
own heads for twenty-fi*e
Mrs. Mary T. Baylia Conaidar
ed Closest Resemblance to
Dorothy Dalton.
Mrs. Mary T. Strife. t*i
Columbia read, first award. ?SM i
Easier outfit.
Miss Grace M. Martin, WT
Fourteenth street northeast, MS
ond award, tirket to L?ew's
Columbia Theater pwd for a year.
Miss Greta B. Hellmsn. 1M
Qulnry place . third
award, ticket to I^oew's Columbia
Theater good for a year.
These were the decisions of the
judges In the Dorothy Dalton Re
semblance Contest late yesterday
j afternoon after they had spent al
| most twenty-four hours consider
In* 986 photographs sent to The
| Washington Times by Washington
girls who believed they looked like
the movie star.
Mrs. Baylis, winner of the Raster
outfit, is the wife of Major Baylis,
Medical Corps. United States army.
General Sanehe* had sent word
that the ranch owners had united
I and were putting up a solid front.
(Continued on Page 2, Column 6.)
Gen. Obregon Refuses
To Treat With Rebels
MEXICO CITY. April 8.?Presi
dent Obregon today sent a message
to den. Guadalupe Sanches, chief of
military operations In the state of
Vera Crus, rejecting his proposal for
mediation with the ranch owners who
are in revolt against the agrarian
; laws.
Secretary Denby Deplore*
Economy Which Led to *
Wholesale Cut.
Drastic Reduction Would Make
U. 8. Marine Strength
Half of England.
Br Jfe?rs bnW
Under a personnel allowance of
85,000 aa provided In the new
nary appropriation bill, the
6-6-3 ratio of the naval limitation
treaty will be reduced to
for the United Statea, Greet Brit
ain, and Japan, reepectviely, ac
cording to flguree compiled by
the Navy Department and made
public last night.
IJtm Then Japea. - - -
"Mow concretely ,N Secretary of
the Navy Denby said in % letter to
Chairman Madden of the House
Appropriations Committee, "the
Amarittui personnel will be one-half
that of Qeeat Britain and will be
oonaldsiaWy leea then that of Japan.
I nee* net oommeat upon the e*
traordlnary spectacle thue pres
During the time the appropriation
Mil waa under consideration In the
Houee committee, Denby waa aaked
to allocate the pereonnel upon the
hypothetical basis of ti.OOO men.
Bealdee pointing out that auch a
force wae "wholly inadequate."
Denby eubmttted figures to ahow
what ahipe would have to be plaoed
out of commission under the re
duced pereonnel. and listed the
following changss that would result:
1. Six battleehlpe of the flret line
to be plaeed "In ordinary," with only
enough complement to preeerve them
and keep them ready for Immediate
t. Complement of destroyer* to be
reduced from #0 to (5 per cent, with
JO In reserve with 60 per cent com
I. All submarines of the second
line to be placed Out of oommleelon.
4. Practically all eagle boats, sub
(Contlnued on Page I, Column 1.)
Tennessee Railway Sold
to Chattanooga Banker
CHATTANOOQA, Tenn . April ?.?|
The Tennessee. Georgia and Alabama
railroad waa sold today to Col. C. B.
Jamee. prominent business man and
banker of this city, for $1>0,000.
Terms are one-fourth down, balance
in six, twelve and eighteen months
at < per cent Interest.
Judge Gary Favors Recognition
By U. S. of Obregon Rule in Mexico
Judge Elbert H. Gary, chairman
of United States Steel, and one of
America's shrewdest judges of
man, events and properties, in the
largest sense of the word a captain
abroad as well as at home, believes
(that the time has come when the
United States should recognise the
Obrepon Government in Mexico.
Upon this subject hit judgment
may be taken as important, not
only because of his spreading in
terests and vast business experi
ence, but because he has just re
turned from a considerable journey
in the neighboring republic and ex
tended consultations with it* lead
ing men, including President Obre
He came back delighted by the
progress which has been made to
ward stability and by the promiae
of immediate political, industrial,
agricultural and educational ad
vance in Maxico.
A New Mrxtoo Born.
"The conditions In Mexico today,"
ho told me. "are better than they
have been at any time since Preel
deat Porfirio Dtas abandoned hie ef
fice. In eome reaped* they are even
better than they were during the
beat daya of hla long and aenaatlon'
ally successful admlnlatratlon.
"A new Mexico haa been bom oat
of the throe* of revolution. In It la
promlae of aolMlty and prosperity;
for the NorVan people soeh general
advancement never haa been their*
"Nature made Mexico perhapa the
world'a richeat country. There can
be little doabt of that. Cecil Rhodea
onoe aald the Mexican State of Quan<
ajuato waa In mineral wealth the
richeat part of tbe earth'a surface.
Wall, agriculturally Mexico la quit#
aa rich aa she la in mineral wealth.
"And I am one of thoae who have
become convinced that tbe Mexican
nativea, If they have a reaaonable
chance, will develop mlnda aa fertile
aa the land they live on, pay-atreaka
of character aa frequent aa the met
alllferoua velna In the mountalna of
their native country.
OkNcon An Abie Baler
"The present admlnlatratlon, that
of President Ohrecon, haa don* well
In very difficult circumotanr-ea.
"Many hard, pusallnc tasks remain
undone; certain problems will raqalre
patient and tboreadi study which
Legislators of
Md. Don't Know
Country's Dry
"W IT H O U T divulging
?" st?U secrets, I may
say that'the Volstead act was
violated every day through
out the session by approxi
mately 75 per cent of the
members of the legislature
and by a very large percent
age of the people who came
to Annapolis in favor of or
against prohibition measures,
and it is more than an open
question as to whether the
effort to enforce the Volstead
act by a co-operative meas
ure in Maryland did anything
more than to indicate a con
siderable amount of personal
hypocrisy in the matter of
That statement was made
by State Senator Robert
Biggs in as address before
the City Club yesterday, in
Which ha reviewed the work
of the legislature Just end*!
? "?
Stats Department Probing
Hold-up With Gun by Alleged
Revenue M6n.
The State Deportment has been
aiiked to Investigate the hold-up early
Thursday morning by four men
claiming to be revenue officers of an
automobile bringing J. Alvares de
Buena vista, attache of the Peruvian
embassy from Baltimore
Three bullet holee In the automo
bile of the attache give evidence of
the affair. One bullet passed through
the right fender, another through
the gasoline cap and the third
through the body of the car.
The attache went to Baltimore
Wednesday night to attend the mual
ca!e of the Philadelphia Orchestra In
which his sister, Madame Marguerite
de Alvarec, is soloist. After the
musicale they went to a late dinner.
Leaving Baltimore at 1:00 o'clock,
Thuraday morning, with hie chauf-!
feur, Frank Murray, of Wardman
Park Hotel, at the whe*?l the attache
proceeded to Washington without
mishap until they reached Hyatts
As the roadster reached Hyatta
vllle, two cars driving slg-sag acroee
the street ahead of them impeded
their progress for a time. Murray
sounded his horn and finally passed.
One of the strahge cars started
after the yellow roadster.
When three revolver shots were
fired, the Peruvian ordered the
driver to stop.
Four men from the touring car
leaped out and came up to them.
Bach of the men flashed badges such
as those wcrn by revenue officers.
Ripping open the door on the rear
of the roadster, the alleged revenue
officers found no liquor and then ex
plained that they had made a mis
take: that the roadster was not the
car they were on the lookout for.
The four men denied they had fired
the shots that took effect In ths
The matter was reported to Attor
ney .Tames W. Folk, counsel for the
Peruvian embassy. The State De
partment snd Internal Revenue Com
missioner have been asked to make
a thorough investigation of the af
Police Beat Off Attempt
to Seize Liquor Stores
NEW YORK, April 8 ? Six men1
who attempted to break into a Oov
ernment warehouse in Bropklyn to
day were arrested after a running
pistol battle with police and detec
There Is estimated to be more than
1100,000 worth of liquor In the place.
The acttona of the alleged robbers,
who arrived at the warehouse In^a
taxfcmh, aroused the suspicions of
John In tall. Iks watchman, who gave
ths akrs,
Will Continue at Head of
Woman's Bureau, With Police
Captain 8tatut.
Commissioner Oyster Ex
presses Satisfaction With
Verdict Ending Dispute.
Exonerated by the police trial
board of any wrongdoing In con
nection with the charges pre
ferred against her by Inspector
Charles A. Evans, Mrs. Mina C.
Van Winkle, lieutenant qf police,
continues to reign as head of the
woman's bureau.
RelaUons Defined.
While finding a verdict for Mrs.
Van Winkle, the defendant In the
case, the trial board appended to
Its findings a notation In which
they clearly define the relaUen of
Inspector Evans to the House of
Detention. headquarters of the
Woman's Bureau
In the future Mrs. Van Winkle,
In her capacity aa head at the
Woman's Bureau, wlU bear the
same relation to the Inspector as
the captain of a prednot. She has.
In the past, regarded herself aa
amenable only to the major and
In taking Issue with Inspector
Evans on the morning of March
21, after he had ordered the release
of two glrla from the House of De
tention, Mrs. Van Winkle Invoked
an order of Major Daniel Sullivan,
lasued February IS and to become
effective March 1. That order. In
the belief of Mrs. Van Winkle
gave her exclusive jurisdiction over
all rases Involving missing girls
and women.
I Inspector Evans did not question
' the order and rather than go
counter to the major let the matter
rest, believing, he said, that still
another order had been laaued by
' the major that had not come to his
Orders Misunderstood.
The order Mrs. Vsn Winkle
I stood on was issued subsequent to
I sn order placing Inspector Evans
I In general charge of all terr 1 torty
lying west of Seventh street.
Since the House of Detention lies
In the area in question. Inspector
Evans is In genersl charge of that
Mrs. Van Winkle contended that
she was amenable only to the
major snd superintendent snd not
to the Inspector.
The Inspector transmitted orders
to Mrs. Edna L. Johnson, supsrin
tendent of the Houss ol Detention
and a subordinate of Mrs. Van
Winkle to release the two girls in
When Mrs. Johnson called Mrs.
Van Winkle over the telephone and
reported the matter, she wss told
by Mrs. Vsn Winkle to hold the
girls until her (Mrs. Van Wlnkle'a)
arrival there.
In the charges preferred by In
spector Evans, he held that the
woman lieutenant was guilty of
conduct prejudicial to the good or
der. reputation and discipline of the
police force. One of the specifica
tions was that she ordered her
subordinate to disobey the orders
of a superior officer.
The other specification was that
she questioned the right of her
superior officer?Inspector Evans-?
to lqsue an order for the releaau of
the girls.
Robbers Seize $75,000
In Furs, Jewels and Cash
NEW TORK. April 8.?Three rob
bers drove up to the store of 8. A M.
Sandberg, furriers, on Madison ave
nus early last evening, walked In,
and gagged and bound the four men
present and then carried off MB.0S0
worth of fura, II,(00 worth of jewelry
and 91.600 In cash.
News of the hold up carried on
while hundreds of persons walked
by the store, did not become public
MaUi today.
Audrey Locates
A Perfect Man;
She'll Wed Him
SYRACUSE, N. Y., April 8.
famous artist*' - model,
has found the perfect man
at last, and is going to marry
him. She said so herself to
Wooed by cowboys, bakers,
backers and athletes since
she announced some months
ago her marriage would be a
eugenic one and that only a
perfect man could be her
mate. Miss Munson, who
spurned the offers of some
200 ardent wooers who came
forward with Apollo-like di
mensions, announced her hus
band would be Joseph J.
8terenson, of Ann Arbor,
Mich., a contractor and world
war aviator.
Property Losa la Heavy When
Twirter Arrivea From
DALLAS. Tex., April Winds of
eycldnlc violence last night and to
day claimed at lnut fifteen Urea In
Weet Texas and Oklahoma. Because
of crippled wire communication. It Is
almost certain this total will be add
ed to.
Hundreds hare been more or lese
seriously Injured. Property loes will
run into hundreds of thousands of
The twister, accompanied by a
greet downpour of rain, struck West
Texas shortly after midnight. One
person wAs killed at Bono, a small
town near Cleburne and many houses
were blown down. Rowena, In Rus
sell county, reported six dead, nine
teen houses blown down and many
Relief Parties Sent.
Relief parties have been sent to
Rowena from Ballinger and Miles.
At Cisco where forty houses were
blown down, only one death was
Three houses and a church were
demolished at Ranger but no loss
of life reported.
Twenty-five houses were blown
from their foundations at Electra
and one person killed.
Reports reaching Fort Worth
from Baird were to the effect that
four persons were killed and fully
thirty-five Injured at Oplin.
JUawton. Oklahoma, reported two
lives lost and It is feared other
sections of the State were visited by
the stom.
Oklahoma City reported no loss
of life but several thousand dollars
The Kuhn farm on the Colorado
river, near San Angelo. was reported
to have suffered damage but It 1s
not known whether any deaths re
Train service In the stricken areas
is expected to be badly interrupted.
Many miles of public highway are
under water.
Communication over the entire af
fected area la badly crippled and It
may be several days before the ex
tern of loss of life and property can
even be estimated.
Supplies Forwarded.
Doctors and nurses, cots and
tents and other supplies have been
sent from surrounding towns to the
stricken districts.
Qreat sheets of rain preceded the
wind and many areas were visited
by hail and lightning.
Five persons were injured In Dal
las. Damage there will run close
to fW.000.
Roofs In some sections of the elty
were blown off and part of the walls
Of the Barrett Company, a roofing
concern, were hlnwn down. Seven
employes at thta pier* with
eat tmjmrj. iagM* Ike ftUbee wails.
Verdict It That Killing Wm in
Defense of Life, Wife,
and Home.
Both Judge and Mrs. Day Take
Stand Voluntarily to Clear
Woman's Name.
Intranational Nfwi fWrrlr*.
A coroner'* jury facing a sea of
tense fttes, strained to catch
every word, tonight freed Jean
P. Day, former supreme court
judge and ?il field millionaire
from blame in the death of Lieut.
CoL Paul Ward Beck, pioneer
army aviator and commandant of
Post Field at Fort Sill.
The jury returned into court at
the coroner's inquest at 8:09
o'clock with a verdict of justi
fiable homicide.
DrfemM His Home.
The verdict read:
"Judge Jean P. Day was justified
for bavins shot and killed Lieut.
Col. Paul War<J Beck.
"He shot In defense of his llfa,
wife and home, and we. the Jury
recommend that any thought of
criminal prokecutlon against him be
The Jury stated that Its vsrdict
was baaed solely upon evidence sub
mitted at the Inquest during which
4,000 men and women stood jammed
shoulder to shoulder, through six
hours of testimony.
The verdict wan rendered after
both Judge Day and hla wife had
taken the witness stand and given
their versions of the shooting.
The Judge's Story.
Judge DaV, whose hand held the
revolver which killed Lieutenant
Colonel Beck, after Beck had at
tempted, It is charged, to violate
Day's home, was not called to tes
tify. but offered his story of the
"I met Colonel Beck through ?
Lieut. Kenneth Walker; I never
knew a boy I loved more," he began.
Judge Day sat facing the Jury.
His voice was Jow. He might again
have been the judge on the bench
delivering Instructions rather than
the star witness in his own behalf.
He detailed eventa of hla past
frlendahtp for Colonel Beck, up to
the night of the tragedy.
Judge Day told the story of
events preceding the sctual shoot
ing which linked In every particu
lar with the testimony of previous
witnesses who made up the party
of the fabil night.
I Looked Through Window.
The crowd which Jostled snd
pushed during the testimony of the
previous witnesses was silent as the
former Jurist testified.
"I saw Beck and my wife three
or Aur minutes before I returned
to my home the last Ume.
"Everything was proper then"
Judge Day left the witness chair
to Illustrate.
"I looked in. There I saw Beck,
one hand on her knees, under her
dress The other hand na* clutch
ing her."
Day suited his action to his
"My wife was fighting. I looked
?I saw what It meant.
?Then I went upstairs to get my
revolver. When I came down Berk
was not through. My wife was
crying out: "Oh. Daddy. Daddy.
????? Hhe saw the rav*|v?r
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