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toon cherished poeessslons of bar
T?? (later* of Dr. Hall ore fra
?utnt otUiri *t the Hall bom*. Mro.
Hail's friend pointed put tbat Mm.
H^h believe* this should help prove
bar tnnooenoe. Ihe bellevee that
they would not oomo and aao and
, comfort bar If they had the slightest
auaplolon of her guilt. ?
Two Arrests Moor.
Two arreato are Imminent in the
Hall-Mil* murder 0000 tonight.
Thla foot waa admitted by a high
Muob of tha mjrstsnr that baa
perplexed the authorities for six
weeks has been dispelled and the
dramatic culmination i? expected
on Monday with formal homicide
warrant* leaued against two promi
nently mentioned euspeots, a roan
ond a woman. . ...
From the same souroo tonight
th> *?* amaslng facts Were de
vtlopwdj .
i. It la tha theory of the State
tUt too woman dld the shooting.
I 1 no first shot killed Rev. Dr.
Bdewrd Wheeler Hal.
1 lira. Kleanor Rhel'nhardt Mills,
the clandestine aweetheart of the
t . ?pai Reotor, flad from tha
Ken* of the nftrder but waa
brought back to the crab apple
tree 'and brutally aKja. by pistol
and knlf* thrust In bar throat.
4. ltwas a msrollaaa crime mo
tived by insane Jealousy, tha man
in -ha case participating with the
Wf iaan lit* 4e (WT {hot waa
II ?d at the Rev. Mr. Hall.
?. The meeting o^ttO fourper
anns ?u prearranged but with no
thought on the part of Rev. Mr.
Ttell and Mrs. Mills that tbay ware
string to their doom In the lonely
lot on the outskirts of this town.
Rather, they believed that while
suspicion as to their relatione nod
been aroueed. they might, in con
fines settle the matter and ex
tr' ato themselves.
ir. waa during a talk among the
tour that the woman who will
probably be arrested on Monday
loat her temper, flew Into a mad
raae and ahot the rector dead, fol
lowing thla act by murdering Mrs.
Mills, who had sought to flee from
the scene but was dragged back
by the mam
6 The mystsry might nsver have
been solved had It not been for the
shanc* wltnesalng of the quarrel and
crimes by tbo lone farm woman, Mre.
Jane Gibson.
Suspects WeU Guarded.
% This is ths skeleton of the State's
oase. There 1# additional evidence,
some of It documentary, and the
authorities expect to gain possession
of mors svldenoe. ?peolal Deputy
Attorney General Wilbur A. Mott, in
charge of the State's caee. has not
thought it wise to make arrests
precipitately. The suspects are well
i guarded and are aa muob In the tolls
of ths law tonlgbt aa If Incarcerated
in the county JalL It ja said that ths
detoetlves are much more free to
conduct their work with the suspectn
at their respective bom**, unnamed
by th* law, than th*y would b* with
them in Jail.
There waa a rumor today that th*
suspected woman, who cannot bs
named until a warrant Is Issued for
her arrest, was "starving hsreeif.'
The report was that she had not
tasted food in two days. However,
a reporter who called at the house In
ths gulss of a butcher boy, talked
with a servant who said that her
mistress "was sating dinner now"
and is "bearing up wonderfully."
New Brunswick is something Uke
an armed chmp tonight. The town
is overrun with detectives. It is be
lieved that telephonea running Into
centers of Interest are "listened in"
upon by authorities. The town is
fairly quaking with suppressed ex
Pfslffsr Gives Views.
Timothy N. Pfelffer, attorney for
Mrs. Hall, the widow. In an inter
view today, said that h* did not ex
pect that his client would be ar
rested, adding: "Of course, anyone
Is liable to falee arreet, If there Is
false testimony offered to a court
or grand Jury. My client knows
less about this case than you news
paper reporters. She has become
quits normsl physically and men
tally again, and I came out to talk
with her today. She ts all right. I
have not seen Mrs. Olb*on, the so
called syewltneee. We know noth
ing of any intimidation of her, ex
cept as It baa been reported in the
"It looks to me tonlgbt very much
aa If tbe Hall-Mills case would never
be solved."
In answer to that. Mr. Mott said:
"Although the case presents many
difficult and complex anglee. It Is
now no mystery."
That a special session of the Som
erset grand Jury would be called on
Monday was indicated tonight, al
though there was no official an
Mrs. Gibson in Fear,
Cowers at Home As
Death Threat Comes
lateraetleaal News Berries Staff
fcopyrtsbt, ltll, by Istsrnatlonsl News
Service )
M.?Wllb a threat of death hang
ing over' her, the iron courage of
Mr*. Jane Gibson, picturesque
"eye-witness" qf the Hall-Mills
murders, has been shaken, and
tonight finds hsr cowering In her
ramshackle farmhouse "hear this
town, fearful that the coneequences
of her determination "to apeak out
the whole truth" will be her own
A death note was received by
Mra. Olbson last night. It bore
no signature, but read:
"There !o still one bullet left and
It can be need to good advantage."
Trooper on fiuard.
Mre. Olbson had dictated her
whole etory to me at the kitchen
table In her house on F.ridsy, and
1m publication, exclusively In theae
dispatches, created a great sensa
tion. I published exactly what she
?aid me, and this morning aha tele
phoned me to come quickly to her
pig farm aa "something Important
has happened."
I took a taxi to the Hamilton
read "plrgery." and arriving found
ijv way blocked by a State trooper.
When 1 exhibited my credential*,
however, he snki that Mra. Gibson
had given wofd that she would see
no on* but me. and I Masai i la
and found the central figure la the
now fkmous mystery sitting ?n a
Farm bora* of Mrs. Jane Glkaoa.
near New Brunswick, N. J. .Mr*.
Ofbsoa wltHtMd the If all-Mills
murder. She Iim been threaten
ed by persons directly Interested
in the consequence* of her test I
broken rocker chair In her bed
room. her lap filled with letters.
"Oh, here you are at last, she
?aid. "What do you think of this?"
She showed me ths death threat
scrawled on a sheet of common pa
Admit* Being Seared.
"I thought I was a pretty steady
woman," she said. "I told you I
wasn't afraid of anyone, beoauso
there IS no reason why I should he.
but this is ths flr? time anyons has
sver said they'd shoot me, and I
must confess that I am scared."
She was trembling. The shutters
Of ths rude fannhous* had been
Cloeed. The dogs were barking out
side, straining at their chains. It
was creepy.
"That letter la probably from some
crank," I said, but Mrs. Gibson was
too much under the Influence of
her fright to accept any such re
"No; they Intend to kill me for
telling the truth," she said.
"You have other letters there. Are
they all threatsT" I asked.
"No, there are many good letters.
I have had an apron full of letters.
Most of them are very kind. 8ee."
and she handed over a bundle of mls
sives from all sorts of people.
One said: "Tou ars a brave woman,
to tell the truth, when everyone else
Is lying, and when the murderers
are so powsrful with so much
Called State'Guard.
I called ths Stats troopers In to
protect mi whsn I read this one
about the bullet. Thsy noticed that
the letter had come from the Newark
postoffice. I also sent word to Prose
cutor Mott that I was being threat
ened. He told me that the State of
New Jersey stood behind me and not
to worry.
"But how can one keep from worry
ing? I have my boy to protect. Just
because 1 happened to be the one to
see, that dreadful crime committed,
ssven weeks ago, and have been will
ing tQ speak out about It, as a public
duty, I should not be made to suffer."
J told Mrs. Gibson that some of the
evening newspapers had big head
lines that she had "disappeared."
"Tou can see how much I dis
appeared" she replied. "And I am
not going to disappear. But I want
to be protected. I don't want to
be shot.
"I suppose tt was because I
closed the shutU-rs. The other re
porters probably saw the house
shut up and concluded I had (one
away. They do not like It because
told you the whole story of how
saw the murders, and came back
and saw that woman sitting by
the corpses of Rsv. Hall and Mrs.
' Loan For Sleep.
Sin is a dreadful thing, Isn't
it?" she went on. moralising. "My
goodness, it Is true, that the wages
of sin are death. I wish I could
have a little sleep and get this
frightful thing from my mind. 1
hear that woman screaming?
screaming. And now this letter
comes and makes ms think that
ths same murderous person has a
bullet for me. Why, I may be the
one to send someone to the gallows.
It is an awful position to be 'n
I have never done anyone a wrong.
I do nc? know these people and
have no grudge against them. In
fact. I ptly them more than any
thing. But I try to tell the truth
and I shall do my duy In this case,
If I am not shot before it comes
for me to speak."
Mrs. Gibson said she was not con
cerned over stories that efforts were
being made to break down her story
and to impeach her credibility as a
"My life record will stand In
vsstigatlon," she said feelingly. "I
tell the truth and my friends will
tell you so. I have nothing to be
ashamed of. I am poor and hard
working but thsre Is no blemish on
my name. They can go as far as
they like. Mr. Mott knows about
me, and he has heard my story. He
knows I am telling only the things
I saw and have no motive except to
do the right things."
Mott Praises Her.
The woman's self-defense was fully
borne out so far as Special Deputy
Attorney General Wilbur A. Mott Is
concerned, as tonight he Informed
newspaper reporters that he was
"convinced that the woman had
sworn to ths essential facts In the
case." He praised her. also, as a
woman of courage, a "rough sped
of sensible womanhood."
Cousin of President
Diet at Indianapolis
rnlnUt Utkrw Warding, cousin
PnetfM' Hardtne and^i rr.! inmt
Widower of the slain Mr*. Kiea
aor Milk, choir stager of New
Brunswick, N. J. Tbie is the
flrat posed picture of Mr. Mtiu
II. S. Will OBSK
J Hughes Will Follow Policy of
Remaining Aloof From
Europe's Entanglements.
(Continued from First Page)
loniatlc representatives abroad,
acquainting them with the AmerJ.
can attitude toward the conference,
fect^* lnstrucUons are to this ef
h??^nL 8ut** '? not and
In?' b*?n at war with Turkey
I fU thefefore cannot appropriately
S ? piLrl>: to'he peace negotla
?Trln' t0 tapK? Am.
I! ?! educational, humanitarian
??.? ."k?*"" lnlere8t" m the Near
ifcast. this country deems it ad
I l! ?eUsanne *Ve observer?
Li^h* 'w* 8ut* apartment last
Sin ? . mU that 1? decision
had yet been reached wftth regard
!*Jif ,denVty the American
obeervera. It la not likely, how
ever, that any will be a,nt from
this country, but rather American
Sfii TTHL a ready clo#e to the scene
?J". ** designated. The names of
Washburn Child, American
MaJ*"^?? it0 ibly: R-ar Admiral
Mark Bristol, Aierican hl*h com
mlssloner at Constantinople; Joseph
*'? "rew, American minister to
*!' ' ?n(1 H' percival Dodge,
minister to the Serbs, CroatVknd
Slovenes, are understood to be un
der consideration.
..Zh?? "hu,??*nitarian and educa
tional interests referred to in the
statement of American policy com
prise the colleges atid educational
ind?h?"t "^Nlshed ,n Turkey
and ths Near East by American
philanthropy, of which the most im
portant probably is Robert College
r^?r,trtlnw?pU- Mm,on" of Atner
^ h",Ve *?n* ,nt0 th? Near
/Ka?t. in ths last twenty years to
th" Work' *nd the Ajnerl
can Government would be loath to
?ee the money and efforts lost In a
new shu me of the cards.
The "business interest" referred to
Asma'?wI}?*f lm Turkl"h "traits
as a growing maritime nation, whose
nrr travel the seven seas of
alt* u wUh c*r*?e"> tt?e United
??, ? re? Interest in keeping
Asssar" com?"rc'
ernment Is nevertheless acutely sus
Pic lous of the T^ussnn. confer^",
Xt fiw. node
nnMJ * TO? Up ,n the franco
British quarreling that brought on
1 * Wfcr T?rkey and Greece
and resulted In the present chnotic
"Jtimtton throughout tl^nlb Nw
Children Deserters to Be
Extradited from Canada
OTTAWA. Oct. W.?Willful deser
tion or hon-support of minor or de
pendent children has been added to
th# Itot of sztraditahle offenses he
,wrfn ths United States and Canada.
Ths convention, signed at Ixmdon
on May u, was raufted on July II
" , :rH t-B days after
publication. which oocurrsd In the
Four Injured Aftsr Wild Pur
suit in Suburb*-?-Two
Msn Arrtated.
Four persons were injured yes
terday afternoon when a high
powered car, which police declare
contained bootleg liquor, crashed
into another automobile near
Brookland in an attempt to ftt
away from Maryland and District*
polic who were pursuing on mo
torcycles and In automobiles.
Two m#n ware placed under ar
rest and taken to RockTille, being
treated there for bruises about
the face and body. The occupants
of the other car were rushed to
Washington and treated in Sibley
and Freodman's hospitals.
Lift of injured.
The injured are:
William Adams, colored, of 811
ver Spring*, Md., right U-K broken.
Lee Lesear of Brookland. D. C.,
cuts about the face and arms. Both
Adams and Leisear were pinned
beneath their automobile when the
alleged bootleg car atruck it.
George Lomax, Baltimore, I Md.,
alleged driver of bootleg car. cuts|
about the faoe, arms and body.
William Byrd. colored, also of
Baltimore, occupant of alleged boot
leg car. outs and bruises about face
and body. ? I
1 Two Maryland motorcycle police-!
men. L. G. Clagett and Guy Jones,
started to chase the alleged bootleg
car several miles past the District
line, near Silver Spring. When the car
reached the District Traffic Police
man John W. Olttlngs, who was off
duty; Joined the chaae. Glttings was
in his own car.
$Uklng Good Time.
The pursued automobile sped down
Blair road traveling, police say, at a
speed of more than sixty miles an
hour. The car turned down Rlggs
road, then Into Sargent road, re
entering Maryland. The police were
several hundred yards behind.
When the oar bad gone several
hundred yards past the District
Line, another machine came in
alght on Sargent road. Aa the al
leged bootleg machine approached
it, the police saw one of the occu
pants of the speeding car began
throwing out cases of corn liquor.
The driver of the alleged bootleg
car attempted to swerve out of the
way of the advancing car, but was
unsuccessful, and crashed Into the
front of the machine. The latter
marline turned over, pinning both
occupants beneath It. The other
oar crashed into a telegraph pole.
The police Immediately placed the
alleged bootleggera under arrest
and rushed them to Rockvllle.
Adasas and Lelsear, who was driv
ing the other car, were extricated
from ruins. Policeman Oettings
placed the two men In his car. Lets
car was treated at Sibley Hospital
and Adams at Freed man's Hospital.
Policeman Oltt|f>gB said that seven
teen gallons of corn liquor were
found In the alleged booUeg car. The
liquor was confiscated.
"It was a thrilling chase from be
ginning to end," Glttings declared.
"The car We were chasing hardly
changed Its speed, even when turn
ing corners. We were almoet up to
the car when It craahed into the
other machine.
"Liquor was strewn all over the
road, but the men didn't have time
to get alj of it out of the car."
Glttings saya that Lomax was driv
ing the bootleg car.
Champion Slaying Case
Nearly Ended by State
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 28.?
Prosecutor Edward C. Stanton ex
pects to complete the State's case
against Mrs. Mabe: C. Champion,
pretty twenty-two-years-old Texas
girl, charged with the murder of
Thomas A. 0*Connell, when court
resumes Its sessions Monday. Only
three or four more witnesses are to
be examined. There was no session
of court today.
Man and Woman Jailed
In Connecticut Slaying
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 31? A
man and woman, arrested in Plstn-1
vllle, Conn., in connection with the
murder last night of Joseph Fllorlssn,
were brought here and locked up. i
Kllorlsao was Shot and killed while he
was sating his supper In his shack
In a wooded section of Alllngtown.
Coroner Mix ordered the arrests
but refused to divulge the names of
the prisoners. Josephine Pllorisso,
a daughtetr of the aialn man. is be
ing held as an Important wltneaa by i
the coroner's order. 1
my swept
Marital Law It Declared, but
Cabinet Later Wlthdrawe
Its Proclamation.
iMerMtlMd Nmrl Barrio*.
LONDON, Oct. 28.?A revolu
tionary movement on a wide
spread settle, but not yet ap
proaching the proportion* of civil
war, has been launched in north
ern Italy by the extreme nation
alist organization, Fascisti, and
reports tonight from Italian
source* indicated that the situa
tion i* very serious.
Fighting at Several Point*.
The "seditious movements," as
they are termed by the Italian gov*
erhment, led to a proclamation of
martial law and nation-wide state of
-siege, but subsequently the cabinet,
sitting at Borne rescinded the procla
mation on the ground that reports
from the trouble sonse in the north
ithowed Improvement.
righting broke out at some points
and (our members of the Faacistl
were killed in a clash at Cremona.
For tWenty-four hours well-armed,
well-drilled member* of this power
ful nationalist organisation have
been concentrating at Pisa, Leghorn.
Florence, Sienna, Plstoja and else
Rome reported that an army of
from 1.000 to 4.000 Faacistl were
marching upon the city, but later
advices indicated that the advanco
had been halted.
Censorship IJd On.
The real situation In Italy Was ob
scure tonight and only meager re
ports were received from Rome and
Milan. There were Indications thtt
the Italian government had estab
lished a censorship.
In addition to censorship, tele
graph and telephone wires, ItAdlng
northward from Rome to the Ital
ian frontier, had been cut In the
areas where there was fighting.
Belief was prevalent In I'al'an
quarters here that Deputy Benito
Musnollnl, chief leader of the Fas
cisti snd parliamentary spokesman
for the organisation in the Italian
Parliament, bad agreed to call off
the advance upon Rome on condi
tion that the next government (suc
ceeding the resigned Facta minis
try) will contain several members
of the Fascist! in Important port
> folios.
L King Takes Hand.
King Victor Kmanuel. who has
I returned to Rome, has intervened
.personally In the ne# seas of poll
ution! troubles and Is working desper
ately to maintain peace. It Is be
lieved that he was responsible for,
the abrogation of the proclamation
of tpartlal law.
Advices from the Italian front say
the Italian King waa to have con
ference* with both former Premier I
Qiolittl and Deputy Muaaolln! In an|
attempt to arrange a compromise.
A government proclamation issued
at Rome promises the people full
King Victor Emanuel has been
caught between the devil and thv
blue sea by this latest crisis in turbu
lent Italian politics. When his power
was menaced by the Communists and
Socialists, a number of former Ital
ian army officers, In a spirit of
patriotism, formed the nationalist or
ganization known an Fascitis. Its
membership has grown to more than
three-quarters of a million. Most of
them are ex-eoldlers. All are well
armed and well drilled. Now that
they have quelled communism they
are threatening to seise the govern
ment. They threaten civil war un
less their demands are met.
DRIVE F1 J/5,010
| New Church Building Aim of
Worker* In Current
The campaign for $76,000 and
upward for a new Holy Name
Church was launched by Con
stantihe J. Smith, chief justice of
the District Court of Appeal*, at
an enthusiastic meeting last night
in the parish hall.
"Tou are not going out to get only
money; you are going out to get a
building for a high and holy pur
pose," Chief Justice Smyth told
the 200 workers who gathered for
a get-together dinner and meeting.
Patrick I. Haltlgan. clerk of the
House of Representatives, urged
the necessity for a new Holy Name
Church. He also pointed out the
need of a Catholic parochial school
in the northeast. Mr. Haltlgan de
clared he waa confident that Holy
Name would go over the top in the
The Rev. Thomas J. Kervlck,
pastor of the church, called on the
parlshlonere for support. He said
that in this campaign he felt Justi
fied in calling on not only members
of the parish but people through
out the city, as this waa a great
and holy undertaking.
Other speakers were Rev. Eugene
Hannon, Judge William De L*oey,
Kossa Downing, John J. McCartfln.
John H. Pellen. Daniel M. Hassett,
William O. Dunn .apd Thomas Car
lln, Jr. George eleary, chairman
of the campaign, also spoke;
The meeting wss very enthusias
tic. Tomorrow afternoon more
than 150 workers will canvas
northeast Washington. They *111
report nightly at the parish hall
where a buffet supper will l?e
served. The campaign continue*
until November 4.
On the completion of the new
church the present structure will be
remodeled as a parochial school
building, to accomodate from three
hundred and fifty to four hundred
Gav? Consent to Her Marriage
to Nor Grandson, Youth
of Eighteen.
CALAIS, Me., Oct. 48.?George
CHfforeye, eighteen, who took his
grandmother, Rebeooa Louise Oar
oaU, to flt. Stephen, New.Brunswick,
and married her, lost hla aged and
blushing bride when tlM Iter. K. C.
H. Qouoher, who performed th?
ceremony, broke Into the house, de
manded the marriage certificate, re
turned the $10 fee and pronounced
the marriage illegal on account of
blood relationship. And it now de
velops that the marriage was all the
more amaalng because the bride has
a living husband who gave hla con
sent to the union and who was going
to live with the couple.
The Rev. Mr. Gouoher forcibly'
untied the knot after a resident
here bad telephoned him of the true
circumstanced. His action was ?
keen disappointment to tba youth's
companions, who had gathered out
side the love nest and started an old
fashioned cheveree. They were de
manding the usual cigars, oandy
and a nip, if such were* available,
when the Irate pastor arrived and
broke up the party.
George often took his grand
mother to the beach, where the
courtship ,progressed. He mi a
real Rhmeo. He gave her a dia
mond engagement ring and a pretty
wrist watch, and was always vary
attentive to his sixty-year-old af
finity. , . J
After George had gained the cour
age to pop the question and she
had replied with a coy little "yea,"
he hurried to Canada and made ar
rangement* for the ceremony.
Mrs. Day said tonight she was
under the impression that Qeorge
was going to wed a French girl
who would be waiting for him at
the parsonage.
When she ?aw the grandmother
stand by George's side and respond
to the ritual with a meek "I do,"
Mrs. Day waa so astonished she
waa speechless and unable to stop
the ceremony.
The Rev. Mr. Goucher said he
never dreamed the oouple were re
The difference in their ages, he
said, did not surprise him much,
as he frequently officiates when old
age mates with youth.
R. 8. Tradd, of Eaet Denver, Is
Arreeted on Warrants of
Judge Lindsey.
Inti r?II?el Xewa Marries.
DENVER, Ool.. Oct. It.?R. 8.
Tradd. professor of English at the
East Denver High 8chool for the last
fifteen years, and one of the best
known educators in Colorado, was
arrested tonight on a warrant charg
ing him with contributing to the de
linquency of high school girls.
The warrant was issued by Judge
Ben Lindsey. Sensational charges
Involving the educator with several
young girls who were pupils In his
school have been filed against Tradd.
He has a wife and two grown
(Continued from First Page )
freighters," could approach
Sandy Hook or the Golden
Gate, release from their holds
five hundred knocked-down bomb
ing planes, and half an hour
afterward hold New York or
San Francisco to ransom. We
need flying machines and flying
man, serving the postoffice in
peace and always ready for war.
Twenty million bushels of
grain are tied up at Buffalo,
waiting for transportation to
seaboard. There are not enough
canal barges to carry the freight
The charge from Buffalo to
New York, less than 600 miles,
is 14 cents per bushel. That's
more than the freight from South
America to England.
One barge, of which many can
be towed in a row, would get
|2,100 for a single trip. A
6-cent rate, instead of 14 cents,
would pay a handsome profit.
The fanners pay the differ
ence. It comes out of them. To
what extent do you suppose rail
roads control canal rates? And
to what extent, if any, does the
Government, which COULD stop
extortion and incompetency if
it would, protect the farmers?
The National Champion, Lon
don weekly newspaper, said that
"Pussyfoot" Johnson, great
American prohibition worker,
"pushed women and children 1
aside after an accident gt sea,
fighting his way to partake of
the rum hot, served to every
body on board."
Mr. "Pussyfoot" is suing the
newspaper, but will probably get
no damages. An English jury
will say it is no libel in England^
to accuse ? man of drinking
"rum hot." It Is as though he
were accused of drinking in
water ia America.
Central High Auditorium to Bs
Scant of Seriee Which Run
To Next Juno.
The MriM of Sunday night com
munity concerts, so cuoeessfully
carried out laat spring, will be re
sumed tonight at 1:15 o'clock, in
the auditorium of Central High
community oenter. These concerts
will Im given weekly Until June t
next, with the one exception of
Sunday night, December 3, which
has been reserved for the annual
memorial service of the Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks.
The progra/n for the opening con
cert will be featured by Margu>rlU
Carter, vicll/iist; Mm. John J. Statu,
soprano; Mrs. Robert Lawrence and
community singing. Marjoris Oavli
and Helen Burkart will be the
All Sunday night community- con
certs will begin promptly at 8:1S
o'clock, with doors opening at 7,
Admission' is free to tne public.
The Cotnmunity Music Associa
tion of Washington is presenting
this sferles of ruuslcales and wilj
toster many other musical activi
ties throughout the city. Theii
program for the coming season wall
in< lude Government departments,
department stores, clubs, churches
schools, and many other community
a ? ' 4
Says Country Mutt Come First,
, Party Socond, Till Emer
gency Is Over.
(Continued from Mm Page.)
George's political opponents hard.
Lloyd George's remarks at Glasgow
concerning "not giving up the ship
becaase of differences over who
stands upon the bridge" was believed
In some quarters to Indicate a pos
sible agreement with Premier Law
and the Tories by which LJrryd
George would be restored to the
cabinet K not to the premiership.
At times the .premier in his
numerous addresses toned down his
remarks to amusing banter and kept
his audlances roaring with laughter.
Political observers said that the
former premier realised that a good
natured enemy was the hardest kind
to fight.
Lady Astor, Running
Again, Quiets Fears
of England's "Wets"
latemsttenal X?f? Irr.lM,
PLYMOUTH, England. Oct. 28 ?
Lady Nancy Astor, American-born
peeress, who is standing for re
election to the House of Commons
on the Unionist ticket, charged in
a speech today that her political
opponents were hitting below the
"But mercifully they are hitting
with Ilea," ndded the viscountess.
One of the chief planks of Lady
Astor's platform Is temperance, but
she revealed today that she is not
so dry as she is painted. She be
lieves that England Is not yet
ready for absolute prohibition. Her
political stork took a big Jump
when she said In aa address:
"If mine were the deciding vote
to force prohibition upon England,
I would NOT cast It."
Political supporters said that this
statement proved that Lady Astor
would not try to make England dry
If she is re-elected, as her opponents
charge. 8he said that If there was
to be any mud slinging she wa?
going to leave it to someone else.
On this point she emphatically de
"If you folks want someone to
hurl tnud and stones at Lloyd
George and Earl Balfour and
Chamberlain don't cotne to me with
your request. 1 won't do It. That's
Dr. Bayly, the aerlous-mlnded
young physician who Is opposing
Lady Astor on the Liberal ticket,
and who Jumped Into fame over
night bv declaring that I the people
of England have been drinking al
cohol so King that they are Im
mune to its bad effects, went com
pletely up In the air over some
of the witty things his feminine
opponent said* about him. He hai
entered tult against Lady Astor,
charging her with Issuing libelous
campaign matter.
Girls Wearing Knickers
Are Freed by Magistrate
NEW YORK. Oct. II?Girt, who
wear knickers are not guilty of dis
orderly conduct Magistrate Oels
mar an ruled when he dismissed the
charges against Batty and BdiM
1. "Am?ftes"?ael*te
t wSFk&sm
I- <b> -Mssvrka d.
Be* eft.
(b) "Ah. Lev* but a Day/
Mrs /ohm J. SUhl.
Helen BurkharK ?t the pl?oo.
Recreational singing dlrrctrd by
?:d?o. by
Announcement of Progress Is
' Greeted by Cheers at Big
Mooting. ?
Til* 1700.000 mark ?u pawed last
night Id th* aubacriptlons to th*
United Masonic Temple fund at ar
meeting of the workers of the Indi
vidual lodges in this jurisdiction
held at tht ltesonic Temple. Pledges
carrying the amount over the $700,
000 mark were reported during the
meeting, and when William Knowles
Cooper, managing director of the
campaign, announced that this fig
ure had been reached, the amount
was greeted with applause.
Subacrlptlona to the fund up to the
time of the'meeting amounted to
$<91,987. this amount being an In
crease of $11,700 over the amount
reported a week ago. and the num
ber of aubacrigers being 7,777. or an
increaat of $16 over last week. T. is
waa the total tabulated up to tf
o'clock last night. In making the
announcement that the $700,000 mark
had not quite been reached, Mr.
Cooper aaked if those present had
pledges to report.
A list of thoae lodges that hafe
almost reached 100 per cent ^
their aubacriptlons was announcM
by Mr. Cooper, with the remark
that he expected to have several in
the 100 per cent class at the nexq
Grand Master Coombs made al
brief address in which he told of
Grand Lodge visitations during the
past Week, taking occasion to say
that ha was especially gratifledl
with the reception accorded the
proposed new temple project. Hel
cited several instances where large
subscriptions had been received fol
lowing addresses by various mem
bers of the executive committee on
the subject.
The** will be no meeting next
Saturday night because of the cee
bration of the 170th Masonic birth
day anniversary of George Wash
lngton in the auditorium of the
Central High School. On that o<
caaion Washington-Alexander Liodge
of Maaons, of Which George Wash
ington was a mam her, will be
present. . .....
53,000 Attend Exhibit
Camp Meigs During Four
Day Visit. . *
More than 58,000 residents of
Washington and nearby Stales crowd
ed into the Fordson Tractor Indus
trial Bapositlon at Camp Meigs,
Fifth street and Florida avenue
northeast, during it* four days' visit
her*, it was announced, following
the cloae of the show last night.
That not everyone attended out
of idle curioaity is shown by- the fact
that more than $100,000 worth of
tractors and tractor equipment was
aold. In addition many good pros
pects were obtained.
The exhibit was given under the
Joint auapicea of the Washington
branch of the Ford Motor Company
and of dealer* In the District. Mary
land, Virginia and West Virginia.
On the opening day, the tractor
driving contest for women, under th<
direction of The Washington Times,
won by Mrs. Kill* Page Keith,
of Charlottesville, Va.: the second
prise being awarded Jo Miss Dorothy
Leister, of Westminster, Md.
More that# $1,000,000 in equipment
and machinery was on the grounds,
the exhibit covering six acres. Mem
ber* of the Diplomatic Corps attended
largely on Friday and yesterday.
25,000 Attended Exhibit, and
Sales Ars Said to Brsak
All Records.
The most successful closed car
show in the automobile history ol
Washington cloaed last night at
Convention Hall, with a box offlc?
record of 25,000 paid admissions.
Automobile sales at the show are
declared by Chairman * Rudolph Jom
to be the largest at any such ex>
hlblt yet held here, though no
figures have been kept, he said, at
to the actual number of orden
closed at Convention Hall.
"Number* of the exhibitors hav?
ordered that their car* on exhBril
here be moved out as rapidly JM
possible today, ao that orders eTTi
be filled." Mr. Jose stated.
"The exhibitor* are all del'ghted
with the auccesa of the shjw
There were only about five more
exhibits gt this year's show than
there were igst fall, but it was
necessary for us to take over two
floors at th* hall Instead of the
on* uaed last y*ar. We expect to
surpass even this record at next
year'* show."
Burglars Start $60,000
Fire in Southern Town
SCOOBA, Mis*., Oct. J*.?Fire
starting early this morning did $6<V
000 damage to the business sect ion of
this town, the g? neral merchandise
stores of Roblaaon and Hhaff and A
A. Hammacks. and Mis* Pearl Ken
non being the heavier losers.
?Only a small amount of Insurance
waa carrlcd.
The Are la thought to have !??< n
started by burglars, who set ftae i
~ * xKs?
atdr* to cover their trail. The
th* rear of the Rohiaaon *nd Hi
door of the building *nd the *nf? dour
w?r? aaid to hav* been found open

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