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That Russian Feather Bed. Restless Womankind. What We Fear, We Punish. Babies?2-Legged, 4 Legged. I?By ARTHUR BRISBANE?I , Copyright. 1922. Lone before the war a wise German warned hia kaiser and the rest of the world: "Russia is a feather bed. The farther in you go, the more you'll smother." The Allies learned that it was true when they tried to change Russia's Bolshevik government. Napoleon had time to think it over as he came home through the snow from Moscow. Lloyd George and his friends realise it now as thev smother in Russia's "Oriental bargain ing" at Genoa Lloyd George confesses that the Russian feather bed of di plomacy annoys him. It will continue to annoy. Vast Russia, tens of thousands of independent villages, practi cally self-sufficient?territory ?tretching dimly off into Asia ?all that is an aggregation not to be hurried. Russia won't pay, but she Will talk?and meanwhile she will grow bigger and bigger, an international feather bed more and more to be feared, never to be completely conquerpd. What she and Germany will do as ?Hies remains to be seen. That they will make the rest of Eu rope worry is certain. A dog soon tires of standing on its hind legs?not used to it. Human beings soon tire of the laboriously gathered fruits of evolution (apologies to W. J. Bryan) and civilization. In Europe dbmen are taking baths in henna to make their skins an interesting dark, brown ish color. Others are having "beauty spots" tattooed on their cheeks. % The human race had to devote at least a hundred thousand years to getting the hair off its face. Then, up North, it had to live through long winters of snow to get the face bleached. And to day ungrateful women, little real izing what a white, hairles* akin means, dip themselves in henna baths and tattoo their faces with spots. Strange creatures, but it all means something useful undoubt edly. Providence wants only what is right, and Providence is never thwarted?in the long run. Miss A. Whitney, a social wel- I fare worker, is sentenced to four- j teen years' imprisonment in San Francisco for "violating the 1 State criminal syndicalism act." j The charge against the young woman is that she helped to or ?:anize and accepted membership j n a communist organization. Communist organizations won't i achieve anything in this country j for at least a hundred years, if | ever. But they do frighten law makers and judges. When law- | makers and judges are fright ened they do something. Hence the fourteen-year sentence. I Pity they are not frightened of a different crimi -of organ izing trusts and monopolies to rob the people on a big scale. Nobody was ever sent to iail j for fourteen years for that j crime. Yet taxation and robbery of | the people by monopoly is much more of a menace than any foolish talk of conlmunism?in this land, where ninety-nine and nine-tenths of all the people are intent on netting nnd keep ing what they can as individ uals. The first son of Man o' War, greatest of race horses, is born. Great rejoicing. It is a brown rolt, the mother a brown mare, Colette. Human beings inter ested in that colt an- far trreat er in number than those inter ested in any human birth for 1922. Racing men know all about that brown colt, the names of his ancestors all the way back to the famous Arab stallion that kicked aside a common heavy horse and started the line of thoroughbreds in Knirland. There is at least an even j chance that the colt will be a good race horse. Perhaps not a wonder, but a good racer- - How little we know about human colts. How littl.j cer tainty in their ancestor* ??vhen you go back not so v r. No matter what the ther Or the mother may have been, how little anybody can guess j what the son or the daughter 1 will amount to. Centlemen that stud/ eugen ics and believe in stripciulture tell you "one day we shall breed j human beings as exactly, cer- I tainly. and scientifically as they bred M>n o' War and the brown mare. Colette." But we shall do nothing of the kind. In horses you breed bodies, in men vou breed minda ?and there ia a difference. tell FINAL EDITION winds. Temperature at 8 fTHE LLN A T | Q f*J *T\ LJ-4DAlLV? ? a. in. 55 degrees. ^ 1 , i ___^__ ? NUMBER 12,233. SS5&WASHINGTON, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 27, 1922. CA,JNML. TIIHEE CENTS EVERYWHERE. ' at th? Poatofftc? at WuahinKion, t>. C. ___ " RENT BOARD ASSAILED ? ? ? Q / ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Women Warned To Leave Knox Courtroom LAWYERS IN HEATED CLASH ON EVIDENCE Three Witnesses Examined. Nurse Not Woman of Mys tery, Says Hotel Keeper. By KIRK C. MILLER. ( Staff (or respond rut.) M0NTB088, Va.. April .27.? Women spectators at the trial of Miss Sarah Knox were invited to leave the courtroom at 11 o'clock today while the defense cross-ex amined Town Sergeant W. T. Hall, of Colonial Beach. Direct questioning by the Com monwealth failed to bring out cer tain facts of an intimate nature which were d^-eloped when the same witness was on the stand in the Kastlaka trial. Attorney* In Cla?h. When asked why he had not told as much on the stun<l this time as he did last December. Hall replied that there were ladles In the room and he did not consider it proper testi mony for them to hear. Immediately Prosecutor Mayo was on his feet and stated he had not asked the witness to tell "every thing" he had told l>efore and p.o tested that the defense had no right to ask Mr. Hall why he had not told all?as if to insinuate he was trying to keep something from the defens >. "I am not trying to Insinuate nnv thing," hotly replied Mr. Smith, chief counsel for Miss Knox, "you must learn to kjeep your head, as you will surely have to do before turn case Is over." "I can take care of my head, i? you will take care of yours," was Mayo's rejoinder, "but 1 don't pro pose to have you or any other] lawyer come into this court and cast reflections on the manner in which 1 prosecute a case in which I am representing the common wealth." Question Is Killed Out. Judge Chlnn warned the at torneys that the conduct was de- j laying the case and that if they would cease he would gladly make a ruling. He decided Mr. Smith s question as to why Hall had not Included such testimony without belnp directly asked was improper "Well, if any of the ladies wish to leave the room," remarked Mr. Smith, after Judge Chlnn s ruling, "now Is the time, for "I am cer tainly going to insist on having ?very speck of evidence brought to light In this case." Mr. Hall then was handed a porcelain pan filled with articles confiscated in the room of Miss Knox. He Identified among th>-m several hypodermic needles, hypo dermic syringes, and toilet requi sites of a personal nature, the ob jects of which were thoroughly threshed out while the women spectators were absent. More than 50 per cent of todays spectators were members of the fair sex, who revealed a morbid curiosity In the prisoner on trial. All morning they strolled al>out (Continued on Pige 2, Column 3.) COMPLETE WORDS AND Ml SIC OF "Try to Forget" (Dedicated to Those to Whom the Knickerbocker Disaster Brought Sorrow.) WRITTEN BY A. GAMSE Will Be Olven Away With The Washington TSrnes This is a comforting, solar ing philosophical song, whose lyric is brightening and cheer ing It breathua a message of hope and optimism which will do everybody good Oamse is one of Washington's most gifted and prolific composers and it Is agreed hy rritlcs that "Try to Forget" Is hia masterpiece HELP ARRANGE FOR KNOX MURDER TRIAL . ? V : ' ' 'M f f ' ' 1 *- ! . ik s m I v .mtm i Sheriff Robert I.. Griffith (left) and Deputy Sheriff H. U. Atwell busy selecting talesmen for the trial of Miss Sarah Knox at Mont rose, Va. I ome State People Show Great ( Enthusiasm at Presi dent's Arrival. By WKB8TER H. NOLAN. International H*rvic*. CINCINNATI, April 27?Pr-si | dent Harding arrived here at 9:2Ti o'clock this morning. An enthusiastic crowd of several thousand jammed the Grand Cen tral depot and lustily cheered the President as he strode through the station at the head of his party of distinguished guests President Harding arose in high spirits this morning after i long night ride through th" Cumberland* to find himself ba.k in his native Ohio. The President 's first glimpse of the State since he left Marlon more than a year ago was secured shortly after daylight a few miles east of c 'hillicothe President Harding is to deliver a memorial address this afternoon at Point Pleasant at centennial cere monies in honor of (Jen Clyssoa S Grant Greets Townspeople. At two points on the trip from Washington, the President greeted townspeople from 'he ibservatiou car. At Martlnshurg, W. Va . he took advantage of a brief delay while engines were lp'ing switched to tell the welcoming crowd of two hundred or so that (It one time dnr ing his earlier career he had con templated the purpose and operation of a newspaper at Martlnshurg. At Cumberland, Md . the Presi dent, aceonijiaiiled by Mrs Harding and Mr. and Mrs. Kdward It. Mc Lean of Washington, went to the observation platform and in answer to the shouted salutation of several hundred who had gathered at the depot, nsked the crowd if the em plovm<?nt situation was satisfactory at Cumberland. There was a momentary silence, until a nvore assertive man In the i throng replied: "Mr. President, the employment situation is not very good The President lifted a baby from i the platform from the arms of its : mother, fondled It a moment, and handed it to Mrs. Harding. To Slop In Cincinnati. President Harding is looking for I ward to the day's activities at Point Pleasant, according to those on the train, "with th- enthusiasm of a lioy," adding that the President hnd j cherished the hope of making this | trip since the invitation was ex I tended to him a yenr ago by Judge ! Hugh Nichols of Cincinnati. $40,000,000 SAVING MADE BY WAR DEPARTMENT ?A saving of more than $40,000,0?n hiii been effected by the War De partment since March 4. PJ21, ac cording to figures submitted to Con gress by Secretary of War Weeks and made public today. These savings were made. It was stated, by reorganization of depart rnents and bureaus, elimination of clerical personnel and In the adop tlon of more efficient methods af record keeping. GRANT STATUE UNVEILED AFTER! STREET PARADE Thousands Watch Notabie Turnout to Honor Civil War Hero. Grant! The name of the great com mander was murmured down the crowded length of Pennsylvania avenue today hy the holiday throng which turned out to witness the pa rade to the Botanic Gardens, where the memorial to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant will he unveiled on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Thousands Watch I.inc. Starting from Seventeenth and Ft streets northwest, the procession of more than 10.000 persons, repre senting ixitriotli' organizations of the nation's wurs, made Its way around the State. War and Navy building and down I'ennsylvnnia avenue to Third street, to the west ern boundary of the Botanic (Jar dens. The units of the parade were In their places hy 12:30 p. m and the march was begun at 1 o'clock. MaJ. Gen. John A. Clem, "the drummer boy," headed the iwiradc as grand marshal, being appointed to that office because of the Illness of Lieut. Oen. Nelson A. Miles. General Clem was accompanied by his staff. The body of the parade i-Mme In the following order: Army band. graduating class, lrnited States Military Academy: midshipmen, United States Naval Academy; generals, admirals and veterans of the Civil War. in au tomobiles: Navy band. Military Order of the Loyal Legion. Dames of the Loyal Legion, veterans of the Civil War, Sons of Veterans, regular army tro >ps, Marine Band, marines and sailors and the Na tional Guard The thousands of spring visitors to Washington were lost in the great numbers of Federal and Dis trict government workers and school children released for the event. Stores and Ooverument buildings were decorated with flags. The memorial will be turned over to the city nt 2:30 oclock, when It will be unveiled. Coolldge to Speak. Vice President Calvin Coolidge will deliver thu principal, address. Secretary of War Weeks will p-e sent the memorial In behalf of the Grant Memorial Commission, and formal dedication will be made by Oen. John J. Pershing and Secre tary of the Navy Denby, assisted by members of the Orand Army of the Bepublic. Princess Cantacuzene, grand daughter of the famous general, will unveil the memorial. aided by her little daughter. Princess Ida Cantacuzene. Lieut. Col. C. O. Sherrill, officer in charge of public buildings and grounds and executive officer of the Grant Memorial Commission, will make Introductory remarks. Justice Wendell P. Staf ford will read a poem in tribute to General Grant. A thousand and one question* which Interest and concern present and prospwUve home owners will be answered In TIIK IIOMK BKAl TI KI I. SI I'Pl.KMKNT ..f The \\ ash ins ion Tlmra Sunday rtvmnlnc H kti h for It. ALEXANDRIA "DIVORCE RING" IS GIVEN COAT OF WHITEWASH GERMANY! TO OFFICER RED ARMY Information Causes Anxiety in London?Drafting Note to Russia. fly International New* Herrlc*. LONDON, April 27.?Britain ha.-> received .semi-official information that Germany is to furnish officers for the kviviet army and nuvy. The new* h?* caused great anx iety in Whitehall as it is bellered 1 here to have been the cause of Premier I.loyd Georges startling and pessimistic speech at Genoa I last night. Doubt German .\MurancM. Though the foreign office an | nouncea receipt of a?#urani'fii from [ both Germany and Russia thai the] recently completed Russo German economic treaty contains no military clauses. International News Service W-arns that officialdom generally ia skeptical of these reassurances. in view of the Mcret Information re ceived regarding German military aid for the Soviet. The Lloyd Oeorge "edge of the volcano" speech is very prominently played by the press, which shows acute concern regarding the situa tion today. Information regarding German plans for officering the Russian mili tary establishment follows charges in the French press early this week that the Russo German treaty made inevitable the drawing of the two nations Into military cooperation, whlrh would become a threat to France. France May lloycotl Parley. PARIS. April 27.?A possibility that France may refuse to attend the proposed conference at Genoa of nations signing ttoe Versailles treaty developed at a council of ministers session today. The cabinet was in session for two hours, and at the conclusion of their deliberations it was announced the.v had not been abl? to decide whether to accept the proposal put forward by Premier I.loyd George of Kng land. Believing the supreme council ?f Versailles signatories would have cn its agenda discussion of the Kapallo treaty. Premier Poincare Is under stood to h.tve at fii?t intimated his willingness to go to Genoa. Additional communications are re ported to have come from M. Rnr thou, chief of the French delegation at Genoa, which would be considered wnen the cabinet reconvenes tonight, The impression Is given that on the basis of present understandings here of the alms of the conference Poin care will he unable to accept the In vitation. Drafting Note To Russia. GENOA. April 27.?-Satisfactory progress was made today In draft ing the note to he addressed to Russia by the allies, according to an official announcement. The note, which probably will he delivered tomorrow, will tell exact ly how far the allies are prepared to go In conditions under which the soviet government will be recog nized. It will contain an admonition to the effect that the Genoa confer ence cannot continue In session In definitely. "If negotiations break dowr^ It will I>e over article three of our draft agreement," M Tchltcherln. the Russian foreign minister and chief of the delegation to the Genoa conference, declared In an exclusive statement to the International News Service today. "We cannot go further than what is offered In that article. To de mand more means that we sur render sovletlam, which we will never do. Attorney for Meridian Apart- j ments Assails Fitness of Present Body. j Organized opposition which j threatened to delay the Ball rent bill loomed today when the House District Committee began hear ings on the measure. Charges by landlord spokesmen i that the District Rent Conamin-! sion is "utterly unfit" and is I practicing favoritism with Sen ators, Congressmen, judges, and millionaires "in order to secura the perpetuity of their jobs" was made before the committee. Many Opponents Attend Previous indication that the rent bill would go through the com mittee a sailing were not so hope ful. *The committee room was half filled with opponents to the meas ure William E Humphreys, former member of Congresa and uttorney for Kennedy Bros . owner of the Meridian Mansion, was the prlncl- I pal witness at today s hearings "The preaent rent commission is utterly unfit for its job." he began. "In the fixing of rents, gross fa j voritism is shown in many in-1 stances, and especially to tenants of prominence and political influ ence. "When a Senator occupies an apartment identical with lew prom inent tenants, gross discrimination was shown the Senator in several instances (Humphreys was refer ring to the recent decision of the rent commission in revising rents in the Meridian Mansion I ?And Other Adjectives. "I leave It to the committee to find the reason for such glaring discrimi nation in favor of influence, wealth, l>ower and luxury, and* against th< poor and humble, and necessities, in flagrant violation of the spirit and Intent of the rent laws. To say that It Is carelessness or incompetency Ih to attribute to the commission a warped and twisted menta'ity. To say it is favoritism is still more reprehensible. But view it as vou will, however reluctant you tne.v feel, to reach such a conclusion, you are forced to the opinion that It Is "fawri lng and favoritism," the 'bending o! the pregnant binges of the knee' to great neap, the desire to court In fluence in order to secure the per petuity of their Jobs, that control the Kent Commission in the fixing of the schedule. "Api>arently the greatness of the tenants find not the value or desir nbllit? of 'lie aimrtment was the controlling factor. "The action of the Kent Commls sion In reference to Meridian Man sion is unjustifiable, stupid, discrimi nating. reprehensible, and fawning, and xliows that they are Utterly un fitted to fill the office they bold, and that thev should be peremptorily re moved by the President." Attorney Humphreys ?>olnted out that the rent of Senators flooding. Thomas, Henderson. Culberlson, Jones, and several members of Con greaw and of the courts were reduced while the rents of clerks and others of small means were increased When the <omrrlttce met thla morning an attempt was made to prevent consideration of the ( Ball measure. Congressman Sproill of Illinois moved for adjournment be cause of lack of a quorum. He later withdrew his motion and the hearing began. Congressman Mtllspaugh of Miss ourl Is leading the fight against the bill. Congressman Volk, Hproul and Gilbert are nald to be opposed i.i the bill whll>> three or four other members are considered doubt ful Opposition firows. It was admitted this morning that the apposing forces are growing stronger In any event a bittar fight will be waged In the com mlttee. Old Ocean Becomes Sea of Matrimony For Four ATLANTIC CITY. April 27 ?Those old-fashioned persons who were married on top of the Ferris wheel, and others more recently wedded in the Wool worth tower and in balloons and airplanes, will cast envious eyes at four persons who were made two couples here yesterday. ? Submerged to their necks in the ocean, with City Recorder Goldenberg lifting his booklet of ritual high in one arm to keep it out of the waves, and Mayor Bader. the witness, hold ing the rings In his mouth to avoid losing them in the vasty i deep, the four were made two. They were Marie E. O'Keefe, > twenty-one, of Brooklyn; Frank , J. Fishel, of Brooklyn; Emma ; 1 Cassidv and Howard S. Wet wiler. both of Philadelphia. LOAN FOR LIBERIA IS OPPOSED IN house; It is time for this Government to notify the nation* of the world that "we have reused to l>e a "Ijidy Bountiful' and that henceforth no foreign nation can obtain a loan from the United States Treasury," according to a minority report sub i mitted to the Mouse today from i the Ways and Means Committee in I opposing the proposed $5,000,000 loan to Liberia. The minority which signed the report was headed by Congressman Kitchin of North ("arolinu. the Democratic leader. "If is wrong In principle <tnd In defensible to further tax the people of the United States for such a purpose." the minority declared, denying the statement of Secretary I of State Hughes that the Govern : tnent was "morally bound" t j nt.ike ibe lean. SIX CRIMINALS ESCAPE FROM VA.-INSANE ASYLUM PETERSBURG. Va April S" ? SI* Insane patients at the Central State Hospital, an institution for the care of the colored insane of the State, located in Dinwiddle county, near Petersburg, escaped last night after attacking and ae | rlotisly beating thtee of the guard One of the escaped patient? was captured at Crewe. In Nottoway county, on the Norfolk and West ern railway Every effort is Is-ing made to apprehend the other five, who are supposed to be In the neighborhood of that same town. OCEAN RUM SMUGGLERS USE RADIO AS PROTECTION Liquor smugglers are using raulo with success in out witting Govern ment prohibition officers, said re. ports to enforcement official.-, to.l i> Officials said that most ot' the liquor smuggling between the United States and foreign ports. Is backed by Americans, who are well financed and have the best radio experts In their employ. The smugglers have their own code. Ear out at sea they are In constant communication with their confederates on land. Government officers are searching for the i mysterious code system MOTHER SENDS BOY BY MAIL; DAD ASKS DIVORCE ROCKLAND, Maine. April 27.? Because his wife is alleged to have sent their four-year-old son hv par eel post, Bertie Brodls, of Rockport, J petitioned for divorce v The divorce ! was denied by Judge Charles?C. I Dunn, not because he believed that 1 the mailing Incident was not suf ficient cause, hut because of a tech nicality In the writ. The boy. according to the hus- j band's strange plea, whs tagged, shipped and rode In the baggage car along with the parcel post and : the rest of the mall Bans Radio Street Aerials. CHEHTERTOWN. Md \prll 27 ? An ordinance has been passed hv the town council here prohibiting the stringing of wires from radio t serials across the streets !)<? you know how to select, fur nish and maintain a home so as to Bet the greatest convenience, com fort and pleasure out of It? Watch | for TIIK HOMK BKAlTIFt'I, HI P PI-KMENT of the Washington Times Sunday morning. TINY RENO WRONGED, SAYS JURY IN REPORT Recommends Stigma Be Lifted From City by Indictment of By HARVEY L. COBB. The lonp looked for white-wash ing of Judfre Robinson Moncure, Little Reno's famous divorce judge, by his spccial selected grand jury, was announced today. <'The king can do no wrong," was the verdict of the jurors. Mary L. Raggett, Little Reno Divorce Queen extraordinary, Bud weskey and I>avis, and other Crown Princes of the Judge's Di vorce Court, were likewise clothed in the robe of judicial purity in the Alexandria divorce expose. On<- Dissenting Voice. There was only one dissent in* voice in the liody of nine "hand picked'' jurors as to the greatness of the divorce ring. which have brought "stigma and shame on the name of Alexandria." The half-hearted protest against the conditions existing 111 Alex andrin. and exposed l?y The Wash ington Times was voiced hv S W. Pitts a member of the grand-Jury, but his appeal was drowned by the clamor of the other eight "that the King < an do no wrong." The only recommendation made by the Jury was for the indictment of Attorney Frank Stuart A Oloyd Gill, and this writer, who were instrumental with The Washington Times, in exposing conditions In Little Reno of the Fast. "So great Is the stigma now rest ing on Alexandria that your .lurv recommends thit action be taken to remove it. even to the extent of recommending the indictment of such officials, including attorneys and laymen, on charges that tnav be preferred against iheni hv thn district nttornev of this jurisdic tion." the preamble to the report States. The full report of the grand Jury , applying the white wash, is a med ley of praise for Judge Moncure and members of the divorce ring, with a chorus of criticism for tho?? who wrecked the smoothly organ ized and higlih lucrative divorce inlll of Alexandria Text of the Itepori. Following is the majority report of the jurors: "We the special grand Jury of the March. 1922. term assembled to investigate conditions arising from the number of divorces grant ed in the corporation court of the city of Alexandria. Va.. to ascertain if such conditions are the result of practices not in conformity with the law and to do any and nil other things that may appear Justi fied, whereby the stigma now rest ing upon this community may he forever removed, even to the extent of recommending for Indictment of such officials. Including attorneva and lavme.n. of charge* that tnay be preferred against them hv ihe district attorney of this jurisdiction "We beg to report that we ex amined forv eight witnesses, thirty of them being Alexandria (Virginia) lawyers and one a Washington lawyer. "Attorney Frank Stuart was cull ed and made four specific charge* against Judge Robinson Moncure, as follows l,ack of enforcement of th? divorce laws: second failure to com mand respect: > third. polilicial machinations, and fourth, lack of legal qualifications "In our Investigation of thWM charge* we took the testimony of thirty-one attorney* as to .Ttflv* Moncure'* legal fltne** and 1 t ' Expose.