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nn to. Why not? But," be adde.l
as he slipped over his held u sill:
?hlrt bought in Berlin, "it won't be
tonight. I'm all dated up"
Inquiries among the Dempsey
entourage elicited 'the information
that the champion, iJamon Runyon,
and Bill Hulligan are all dining to
gether tonight, the feminine ele
ment being conspicuous by its
In the Peggy camp, Kathaleen
Maloney, the English pianist who
has accompanied Peggy since she
left New York, acted as watch dog,
shooing away the reporters who be
sieged the suite.
"Miss Joyce has nothing to say."
?he announced.
However, Peggy admitted me to
the sanctity of her chamber and
told me that she is tremendously
distressed at the turn things have
Admires Oempsey.
"Why 1 never dreamed for a
moment that my name would be
linked with Jack liempsey's," she
?aid. "I admire him. He is a
wonderful specitnan of man. He is
a fine dancer and is just awfully
nice with women, but the only
dealings I have ever had with
him was when he asked me to act
with him in a picture In America.
"I turned him down, but since
this tragedy 1 think it might be
beat to quit Paris, so I am going
to tell hlin that 1 will accept the
contract. '
When it became known in Paris
that Dernpsey was coming back
unacconi|ianied by Jack Kearns,
there were rumors that the two
had split on account of Peggy.
The stories spread far and wide,
but everybody in the champion's
entourage scoffed at the tales.
Dernpsey roared with laughter
when the subject was mentioned
to him.
"Oo to It. boys. I ain't mar
ried," he shouted to a group of
newspapermen who quizzed him
about the latest Paris gossip.
Errazuriz will be burled Friday.
The Chilean ambassador |will be
one of the chief mourners. The
authorities have decided that It
was a clear case of suicide, From
the first to the last, the police
n? ver allowed mention of Peggy's
name, taking their cue from the
fsmilv of the wealthy Chilean,
who. denying the boy's attachment
for Peggy, seeks to impute the
entire sensation to the love of
American actresses for publicity.
Friends of the dead num. however,
tell a different storyi They say he
rsved over Peggy to them, frequently
threatening to kill himself unless
?he "went away with him."
Evidence of the romantic tempera
tnent of Krrazuriz Is found in the
fact that during the last night at
Maurice's dance hall he called for
the most melancholy songs ktmwn to
Tommy Lyman. the Broadway
?ongster responding with such teur
getters as "lino Moo lloo," "I'm
fiorrv I Made You Cry," "April
Showers "My Mother s Rosary,"
ertt\ finishing with "Some of These
I>?\s You'll Miss Me. Honey."
Two hours after this song was
?ung. Errazuriz. was dying.
(Continued from First Page i I
th?( P-akhmeteff received $167.f>00.
fiOo of American money aftere his
arrival here as the representative of
thn Kerenskv government," Borah
ndd?d. "4iid 1 have never been able
to disc&VM. deseplte the most dill
gent Inquiry, that Bakhmeteff has
ever spent a penny of that money
for the benefit of th<- Russian
"And now we have Setnenoff com
ing to this country for the avowed
purpose ?f raising and gettlr g n.ore
American money. Setnenoff was
quoted in an interview before he left
Tokyo as saying that he was com
ing here and going to Europe to
foster Interest in another antl-Bol
shevist movement in Siberia and to
raise money for that purpose."
"There Is nothing In the history
of the world that equals the cold
Fnr Oeer 41 Veur*
koHtfartUm tjnamnfee/l
or Afoney Hr/urdcH
k ""
(Continued from Flrat Page.)
mile. Slippery Elm, 100; xParlslan
Diamond. 9u; Sedgefleld. 104; xl.u
netta, 99: Rebuke, 97; Comic Hong,
102. xThree pounds claimed for
SIXTH RACE?Selling handicap;
three-year-olds and up; ft furlongs
Bromelia, 95; Due de Morny, 108;
Miles 8.. 94; bDr. Charlea Wcllg,
96; Catnoufleur, 105; 'Mux Gold. 87;
Perlgourdlne, 105; bJacqutts. 100;'
Dantzic, 98; aFusee. 98; 'Sagamora,
aJ. R. Sklnker entry. bW. 8.
Murray entry.
bury claiming handicap; three year
olds and up; mile and a sixteenth.
<'hurley Boy. 97; 'Kentish Boy. K9;
*S<a Pirate. 106; 'Super, 111; King
John. 107; 'Commi CI. 99; Sfdgu
J field, 113; 'aThe Umb, 109; 'Gain
de Cause. 99; al'astoral Swain, llit;
Serapls, 111.
a?O. C. Winfrey-8. Ix>uis entry, i
Note?Bee-inning Friday, first 1
race called at 3 p. m.
FIRST RACE? $1,300; claiming:
lor four-year-olds and upward; six
lurlongs. 'May Uodlne, 103: 'Philan
derer, 107; 'Col. Taylor. 107; Wuii-k
View. 107; 'Napoo, 107; Anliclpatt,
112; Plain Bill, 112; Old Chap, 112.
SECOND RACE?$1,300; for maiden .
two-year-old fillies: four and a half
furlongs. Vlctoire, 112: Sweet
Cookie. 112; Ouioui. 112: Valley of
Dreams. 112: Toklhome, 112; Sweet
heart. 112.
THIRD RACE?$1,300: claiming;
for four-year-olds and upward; six
furlongs. 'Northern Shore, 102; Ra
t'.azza, 107: lma Arcite. 107: Cobalt
l<ass. 107: CJrace Minard, 107; Eyes
of Youth, 107: Tommy Wane, 107
Greenland. 112: Dr. Carmen. 117.
FOI'RTH RACE?Purse. $1,300.
Crystal Springs Handicap: allow
ances: three year-olds; four and a h'df
furlongs Zoe, 107; Gonwlthim, 11 f..
aRuatlcator, 110; Kent L., 110;
Donges, 110; l>ord Granite, 11":
aShunirock. 110; (Sail Ford, 110:
Prince of I'nihria, 110: Mt. Rose, 110.
Prince K , 118. aM. Jones entry.
FIFTH RACK ? Purse. 11,3AM;
I'lainiing; three yeiar-olds, six fur
longs. 'Lieutenant Colonel, 106
Alameda Girl, 106; Bonero Blue. Inn
OoIhIb, lofi; Jou Jou, 106, *l>addy
Wolf, 106: Toney Sue, 106; 'Peace
Hal, 106: 'Fred Kinney. 106: |iiu'.
Ill; Stonewall, III: Hinkle, 11 i
House Rurned, 106; Dr. Gilbert, 111
ltntfe, 1H; ogarite, 106; 'Mariiidin,
101; Naughty Nlsba. 106
SIXTH RACE?Purse, $t.3'>0: t.vo
year-old maiden filties. four and a
half furlongs. Valorise, 112; Betty I
Mae, 112; Helle of Blue Ridge, 112:
Miss f erina, 112; Fighting Cock. 112;
Velnia M , 112.
SEVENTH RACE?Purse, $1,300;
claiming, three year olds and up
ward; one atid one eighth miles.
"Marie Kappold. 104. Plato, 107; \va
R., 109; 'Tlllsa, 109, Conan, II";
Black Watch II. 112; Mormon Elder,
114; Bond, 114.
?Apprentice allowance claimed.
Jamaica entries for May 5:
Fl RST RACE ? Three ? year old
maidens: six furlong. Rainbow Boy,
115; Catharine Marrone, 110; Cuttle
ton. lift: So It Goes. IIS; Mast"r
Hand. 115; Clocannon, ion: dough
Jordan, 105; Tiajanus, MS; <M'cl
Uenta. 115; Nantucket. 115; Black
Fox, 115; Stone Jug. 115.
SECOND RAi 'E?-Thi ee year-olds;
six furlongs Mary Agnes 8., 110;
Rumnv-I, 115: Maggie Murphy. 110;
I'trate (Sold, 115; Buxton, 110; a Billy
Walts, 115; a-Lucky Antolne. 115;
Daniel A , 115; Olynthus, 115; Orro,
110; Dan Boiling. 115.
fat Rancocos entry.
THIRD RACE?Mile and seventy
yards; 3 year-olds and up; claiming:
Armistice, 117; 'Spugs. 112; Aster
isk. 114; Que-n Blonde. 109;'Search
light 3rd. 116; Night Boat, 105;
Lucky Girl. 98.
FOURTH RACE?Six furlong*
3 year-olds and up; Manhattan sell
ing stakes. Normal, 105: Day Due.
98: Siren Maid. 100; Gladiator. 126;
East View, 98; Knight of the
Heather, 106; Tangerine. 96; aEdgar
Allen Poe. 114; aKrewer, 119.
nRancocas entry.
FIFTH RACE?Mile and a six
t?-enth: 3-year-olds and up; selling
Sea Cove, 117; Henry O., 114;
?Wlnnewood, 123: Rose Hill. 104.
SIXTH RACE?Five furlongs;
IvearoMs; Burlington purse. Billy
Gibson, 119; aRlgal, 110; aChlle,
110. bHlai k Hawk. 110; cCrochet.
107: hi; -s orii.nend;.tlon. 110; cKnlght
hood. 110.
n Ra n cocas en 1 ry.
bNcvada Stock Fnrm entry.
o.I, S. Oosden entry.
blooded, ruthless rapacity and blood
thirstiness of this man Semenoff,"
Borah dceiared.
Reviewing at length the testi
mony recently given by witnesses
against Semenoff 1>efore the Senate
lAhor Committee. Borah declared
that the "hideous story" of the
Russians' "revolting, murderous tac
tics furnished one of the most hor
rible pages of history."
"What was the motive of Semen
off?Just sheer blood-thirstiness'.'" In
quired Senator McCumber (Rep.) of
North Dakota.
"Blood-thirstiness doubtless had a
lot to do with the slaughter of thou
sands of hi^pless men, women and
children and ordered by him in
Siberia," Borah answered.
"But whatever his reasons may
have been I think that It has been!
clearly established that he sought
to create a reign of terror by which'
he hopod to set himself up as the
autocratic ruler of that pact of Si
beria which he terrorised.
"There Is indiaputable evidence
that men, women and children were
herded together like dumb animals
by Semenoff's cossacks, hauled like
helpless cattle to slaughter and,
after being shot and cut down, push
ed Into great holes or ditches In the;
ground which hart previously been j
prepared for their hurlsl snd In!
which many of them were Interred
while still alive."
Wu's Forces Reported to Be|
Advancing on Fengtai.
Peking Gates Shut.
LONDON, May 4.?Gen. Wu
Pci-Ku lias turned the rl|hl Hank
of Gen. rii*n( TsoIJn's array on
lltr Chlnf? battle front, said a din
mtfh from Peking today. The
famous Fengt&in troops were re
ported to have been put to flight.
B> International New* hrrln.
PEKINO, May 4. ? Reports Indi
cate the force* of Wu Pei-Fu have
won a aweeplng victory at Machang
Kuan Hsten, and Shan Bin Tien.
Wu la reported to have taken the
latter point and Is driving toward
The gatea of Peking have been |
i cloned.
Fengtal ia one of Chang Tao-Lln's
strongest camera. It ia from thla
section that hla fanioua Fengtain
troops come. It ha? been serving us
one of the liases of bin campaign.
The report of Wu'a aucceaa came
after twelve hours of terrific fight
Earlier reports said Machnng and
Kuan-Halen changed hands frequent
ly and claims of victory were made
by both Chang Tso-LIn and Wu.
Chang Oets Reinforcements.
Tien Tain reported that twelve of
| Chang's troop trains itasaed through
I there, evidently to reinforce his hard
I pressed forces at Mnchang.
(.'hang Sin Tion, center ?>r much
of the fighting since the war start
ed a few days ago. was the scene
of better conflict. Kxploaion of an
ammunition dump there yesterday
by a bomb from one of Wu's air
planes has sent the peasants stream
ing to the city in fear.
Missionary Shaw brought 400
refguees from the vicinity of Chang
Sin Tien. A refugee camp for worn
en and children has been established
on the comi>ound <>f the American
board of Foreign Mtxaions
British Diplomat Wounded.
E. S Bennett, vice counsellor of
the British delegation, in In a se
rious condition as a result of a bul
let wound received while watching
I the fighting. He ia the first for
| eigne!- reported wounded.
I ?t>!* 1 i Indian troops have b>en
assigned to guard the Peking Tien
Twin railroad at Ijio Fa Japanese
troops have been assigned to guard
the inhabitants of Tttngchow
A rumor of the death of Wu
Pel Fu. while leading his forces
to battle caused great excitement
here last night, as the belief Is
strong that a victory for Chang
will mean the end of the republic.
Students and merchants are espe
daily strong supporters of Wu.
The Peking government Is com
pietely impotent. The city Hd
ministration, however, has prom
ised complete protection for for
(Continued from First Page t
for that reason I cannot spare
this poor creature In my effort*
to probe to the very bottom of
this outrageous murder.
Says rirrumstanres Plain.
"When did woman, with the
| other privileges which she haa
usurped, assume the right to kill
or malm, either hy provocation
ot In a temporary state of Jealous
rage and be excused because ah*
wears skirt a?
"The circumstances surrounding
the killing of Mrs Eastlake are
perfectly plain to me, as I hava
tried to make them equally appar
ent to you gentlemen
"The man who sharpened the
hatchet with which the deed was
done, has come here and Identi
fied It beyond any question of
doubt. That Is not a Virginia
hatchet. No more Is it a service
hatchet, as the defense tried to
make it uppear. It la a New Jer
sey hatchet, Imported Into this
grand old Dominion State for the
expressed purpose of? committing a
felony. ?
? Mr. Crowthers unfalteringly told
you that Miss Knox brought It to
him In Ocean City on September 7,
twenty-three days before the mur
der occurred, and asked him to put
a sharp edge on it.
"He told you that this prisoner
had on another occxalon, Inquired
of him how to do away with a
person without being detected.
What more do you ask about the
hatchet than that?
"The circumstances of Miss Knox's
presence In the vicinity of the crime
within ten minutes after It is estab
lished to have taken plnce has not
b#-en satisfactorily explained. Whv
have they not been?
"If she did not with her own
hands mortally wound Mrs. Kast
lake on the morning of September
30 last, then who In the name of
Cod did? What business did she
have there at the p:astlake home at
such an unearthly hour as 4:30 In
the morning-'
"l.etters which you have had read
to you and testimony of Mr. East
lake, as well as of the little boy
Roger, proved that Miss Knox nn<1
Mrs. Eaatlak# were not on good
terms on account of money and ro
mantic differences. Yet Miss Knox
Is found loitering In the vicinity of
the home a few minutes after the
woman was killed
"There you have the crime and the
motive, and I trust enough In your
intelligence to furnish the answer."
Chief of Soviet Publicists Re
veals Plan?Concessions
As Collateral.
By Inter national \>wm tortlr*.
liON'UON, May 4.?"Great Writ
ain lias refused to recognise any
obligation In compensate Hun-da
for damage done by allied troop*
in Russia subsequent to the armis
tice," Auaten Chamberlain, gov
ernment spokesman, announced in
the House of Common* thia after
? in for ?uch damage liad
been made by the Russians at
By International New* Serrtr*.
MOSCOW, May 4?If the Genoa
conference falls, Russia will ap
proach the I'nlted States for a loan,
offering railway concession* ss col
lateral, according to an exclusive
statement to the International News
Service today by M. Steklov. editoi
of the Communist organ Izvestia
and chief of the sovleta' publicists.
"If the international economic con
ference fails. It will be due mainly
to the absence of the United State*."
said Steklov. "Furthermore, if the
conference falls. Russia will ap
proach the I'nlted State* for a loan
We are ready to offer the United
States railroad concessions In
Siberia, arid we believe that we can
become the k'reat?-st market in the
world for American trade
"Russian and American ecnnot.,1.
Interests do not clash Russia In
the only country which cnuid h? lp
the I'nlted States fight Japan. At
the name time America could help
Russia to rid herself of her undesir
able guests "
Steklov'n reference to "unde*|rnh|*
guests" was a thrust at J h pan ?re
occupation of Kastern Siberia
Answer Knd of Week.
lit International New* fterrlre.
GENOA. May 4.?The allied state
ment of conditions for recognition of
the Moscow soviet government were
under scrutiny by the Russian dHe.
Ration to the e. onomlc conference
today, hut it is unlikely (hat an in
swer will be given until the end of
the week (t |? understood that the
Russians are dtssatlaflej. and will
ask for Its revision.
It is now fairly certain that France
will continue her participation In
the conference, although that ni
Hon and Belgium refused to sign the
Russian statement. lx>Uls Rarthmi.
t head of the French delegation. Is
expected to return from Paris to
morrow night bMMrlOg fresh Insti u<
I tlons from the French '?ablnet.
The split over the Kurslnn issue
has thrown the lineup of the pnw
era Into bold relief. France and 11-? t
! glum are uncompromisingly hostile
j to Russia. Kngland anl Italv are
taking a conciliatory middle course
with a trend of sympathy (for pure
1 ly business reasons) toward Russlt.
| Germany la franklv friendly to Kiin
? sia. .lapan has remained passive nl
i though she may Join with France
jand Belgium If she feels that her
j Interests in Siberia sre going to lie
? menaced
Chancellor Wlrth, of Germany
'and Walter Rathenau, Oernian for
i elgn secretary, both conferred with
? Premier Lloyd George during the
morning. The matters under dis
cussion were not revealed.
French Cabinet Approves.
F'ARIS, May 4.?The French cabi
net todav approved In principle
| Premier Lloyd George's ten-year non
' aggression pact on condition mat
there are reservations guaranteeing
that the treaty of Versailles shall he
scrupulously observed An outlln"
of the pact was submitted to the
? cabinet by Louis Barthou, head of
| the French delegation at Genoa.
Court Overrules Motion to
Throw Out Evidence in W.
Va. Treason Case.
1 V A ' nnf* to
throw out all the State's evidence so
i.* ... ui ?Villium
district president of the
United Mine Workers,, who is
I charged with treason against the
State anil conspiracy, was overruled
hy the court todav. The* defense
said the motion was made as a
safety tactical move.
Sheriff Henry L. Walker, of
Kanawha county, who visited the
miners' camp on Lens creek as often
as three times dully over a period
of two weeks, testified he did not
trv In any comprehensive way to dis
perse (he men himself, but made a
report to the governor as to condi
tions as he found them, and raid
the situation was beyond his control.
The court said the original of this
report would be admitted when pre
sented. The verified copy offered
today was excluded.
"I didn't arrest men I saw In
'Charleston with pistols, lieiause 1
didn't think I wns sufficiently
equipped to take them out of there,
and I did not want to slart some
thing that I could not back up."
Walker testified.
Guatemala Recognized.
Nlcaugura has recognized the new
government of Guatemala, following
the American lead In this respect,
the State Department was advised
SUCH A lot "of
.Af. Cot4FfcR*r4CE Fop>
,rF-TRErG.tr To
^ WKIhg- too /
much Give
Tmem a couptE
of J '
Of 5>U/AT9
^Tmeh To _
.Get pu$yA
J1 BEG You
iYoU To GO \ -
(x/ER. lH*5T, \ _
NY PtAR ' ?
Motion to Limit Membership
to 201 Is Tabled After
Th? Washington Klwanis flub to
dav field If* regular monthly business
meeting 1 ti conjunction with th*1
nrohlv luncheon hi the Washington
An appropriation of M-1" to the
Central I'nion Mission, mnd? by the |
board of governors wns rut'.fled by |
the club. Mn'l Swrnnrv Treasurer
Meorge II. Window ws sinbtru**!* '1
to forward the Mlimlon tlie cltih h
check for this amount.
A motion to limit the membership
of the rlul) to 201 mi m?ier? was i
tabled on motion of "llnr- v Kim
hall. after considerable delate l?y |
th*' members. The question will .ig;tin
be brought before th#* *luh at th**
next regular business li e. tine.
President Charles K. P.obeita an
nounced that thn-e n?? < Inaclfion- j
Hons has been mn<1e on the club's :
rooter, Including Senate Mouse of i
Represen tat Ives and civic club* |
I which will permit the election of two I
i new Klwanlnns from each of these
Efforts to extend the luncheon
time, of the club from one hour to
one hour and fifteen minutes wae |
By a unanimous vote the club en '
dorsed the Rosedale Athb tic t luh.
' which is doing work for hovs Presl
dent Roberts appoint.>d the following
I memlters aw a conunltelc. t?? co-oper
i ate with the athletic club. In assist |
Ing Its boys Lawrence L. Reeves
Merrltt O Chance. John -I. Hartium.
DwlKht N. Hurnhani. Frank T Shull
Kranc B. Shearer, and Jritme K
The following commtti-e u a*
named to confer with the poUo* de-|
| partment. to secure a special permit i
allowing the Klw.inlan* l>?i king
period, enabling the mmilvis to |
i come to the lunch In tlieir cars
fail .). Quent'll. .1 Mmxsom funning
i ham, and Mark lj?nsburgh
The meeting on June I will be
"Music I>Bv" for the club and the
' program will l>c furnished by Robert 1
Lawrence, general director of Music
Week, and fifteen singer*.
In April eight persons In ^Vasb
Ington died as the result of faffi
accidents, six were seriously lr?ured
and 143 suffered minor lr.'-irles.
The number Qf deaths Is far 'n ad
vance of that for any other month
In recent years The total number
of accidents In the month wee 520,
and 2 MS arrests were ma.V for
violations of the traffjc r gula
i tlons. , ,
Speeders are on the Increase The
I report of Inspector Albert I Mead
'ley. chief of the traffic bureau.
shows that 777 were gathered in
'for violations of the speed laws
Applicants for permits to oper
ate automobiles are steadilv on the
Increase During the tnon'h appll
cations were received from 2.263
' persons. 1.727 of which were a|h
1 proved.
NEW YORK, May 4.? "WUhelm II,
Deutcher kaiser. Koenlg V. Preus
sen," six feet tall, resplendent In
medals, and one of the few I (eutscher
'kaisers still In A 1 condition win go
'on the auction block at South Nor
{walk. Conn., May 15, a New York
j firm of auctioneers announced to
1 The bronre statue of Oermnny *
| former war lord once rounded out the
! decorations of the liner Vaterland,
I now I^evlathan.
73 Card of Britisher Tops Con
testants at Washington
Country C'ub.
i-.miM Rui-wlt. of Walton Heath.
Kngland, led the players in the quail
fylriB round at the Washington <iolf
;m<i Country Pluto todf,v. with a card
of 73. The Britisher played superb
Kiilf all ihe wav anil w?* rarely In
lrouble Much MnrKenzie. of < olum
Ma. Hnd .1. W. Turner, of t.h* home
<luh, ttirned In cards of ?
Walter R. McCallum, of W asnln>:
ion. hnd TT. Robert Amea. of Belle
flair hed h TS. while lx>uls Titus. of
Columbia, and W Clark <'?''''?? *?
had T9. o, .1. Pe Moll. < . B PojU'.
Marry Rurr and M K Watson turned
in i-:irda of vn. Gardner Ortne. Harry
Wardmnn and .lohn 1. Barr returned
with SI. . . .
The rain .eased al?out 1 o clock.
giving the afternoon players *? dis
tinct ad\ nntacc over thoae who
played through the peltlnR show.r
before noon.
Four slxteens will bp qualified
when the field of 1*? ROlfer* conclude
this performance todav. The RteenH
are not especially fa" bu? ,he l
is declared to b- in first class condi
Movies showlns the development
of Muscle Shoals will be shown to
plcht at a meeting of'he Alabama
State Sorietv to be held at the WI1
m,n Normal Community. Harvard
and Kleventb street northwest .lohn
W Worthlngton will address the
' Imnclnc and a musical program
will follow the lecture and movies
The C.lee Club of Mt. Vernon
Church will sing. s'v;era'
Hons will be lOHd by J w. Kod
CHICAOO. May 4.?I..loyd V\ eaver,
twenty-nine year* old. ?ust >erv?
Keeps Everybody
Fven the weather experts
can't agree. You learn from
one dailv that "Tomorrow
will be fair and warmer ; an
ther pj>ner predicts witr
equal confidence: "Rain to
night and tomorrow. Still an
other holds out a ray of hop<
bv saving: "Rain ,,tonight
r 'l e a r inp tomorrow. Whil.
radio announces: "Showers
clearing and colder gales.
Foods subjected to thes<
weather changes spoil quickly
Onlv an even temperature car
keep food fresh and whole
some. . . .
A rraulnr SMpfily "/ A?'?**
krrm vour trr box nl an n>rn temp,?
turf, which savrs both tCf
'Central' Now Says
'Aitch/ Meaning
Washington telephone girls
have added another numeral to
their business vocabularies.
You have heard the softly
coed "thur-r-ree" and the
sharp "ni-yun" and the distinct
The new one is just "h."
It is pronounced with unmis
takable clearness and its sig
nificance is at first bewildering,
but after several experiments
it is discovered that the word
is an improvement on the
rather undecided "eight."
three years in Leavenworth prison
for failing to sro home to attend hi*
fathers funeral after his mother ha<l
sent him $16 to buv a ticket.
Reports Given at National As
sociation Convention.
Hughes Lauds Work.
Ths Nation's fight against tuber
culosis. centered In Washington t?
day with the -ripening meeting of ths
eighteenth annual convention of the
National Tuberculosis Association,
which began its deliberations this
morning In the First Congregational
Church, Tenth and O streets north
Some definite Idea of the work of
the National Association In Its fight
against the "white plague" la gath
ered from the fact that when the
work was begun In 1904 there were
annually 200,000 deaths In the United
States from this cause., compared to
100,000 deaths in 1921.
Secretary of State Hughes paid a
tribute to the work of the membera
in the opening address to the organi
zation, when he welcomed the dele
gates to Washington and outlined
the accomplishments of their work.
Not only were there 100,000 fewer
deaths from tuberculosis In the
1'nlted States lMSt year as a result
of the work of the association.
Secretary Hughes said, but the at
tention of the public has been direct
ed to sanitation and hygiene in a
way which cannot but be conducive
to an advance of conditions of well
being in the land.
As governor of New York, Mr.
Hughes ?said, he became interested
In the fight against the disease. "It
is well for the community to recog
nise that with respect to this dread
ful scourge which was formerly re
garded as a visitation of Providence,
we hold the moans of prevention.
"Early and correct diagnosis?as
to which there is still much to be
demanded of the medical profes
sion?segregation, adequate nursing,
are the essential measures of pre
vention. If a plague suddenly vis
ited us with the destructive effects
of this disease, the entire nation
would be aroused to self-protection
"Familiarity too long dulls our
apprehension. Fortunately that in
difference has largely disappeared,
but It Is only through your con
stant activities that all communi
ties will be alive to their oppor
tunity and duty. To those who
have labored in this movement the
ration is under lasting obligations,
and 1 trust that you will have an
e\er increasing support and con
stantly widening a-ea of the most
successful endeavor."
The death rate in the United
States from tuberculosis has de
creased one half. Dr. Charles J. Hat
field, managing director of the as
sociation, announced in making the
executive report.
This decline .n the death rate
means a saving of 100,000 lives a
year in the Cnlted States alone. h?
said: "The real fight ngainst tuber
culosls was begtfn in 1904 with the
organization of the National Asso
elation. At that time there was only
a handful of agencies trying to coin
bat the disease Today there are
1.100 such organlr-ations expending
annually over $30.<i00.000 in th<>
fight," L)r. Hatfield said.
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