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1—Beautiful new building of the United States Chamber of Commerce In Washington, nearing completion. 2
—Douglas “world-cruiser” in which army aviators hope to make a flight around the world. 3—Maestro N1nl Itlnaldi of Milan, uged twelve years, who composed an oratorio entitled, "TheChildhood of Saint John the Baptist,” and conducted an orchestra of 250 that played it In Toureolng, France, before musicians from nuiLy lands. NEWS REVIEW OF CURRENT EVENTS President and Governors Discuss Ways of Enforcing the Prohibition Law. LLOYD GEORGE ON GERMANY By EDWARD W. PICKARD HOW our laws can be enforced, es pecially the prohibition law, Is exercising the minds of n great many Americans these days. A citizenship conference on the subject lias Just been held in Washington under the auspices of tlie Federal Council of Churches of Christ In America, and, so fur as the Volstead act is concerned, the addresses of some of the eminent conferees developed a decided differ ence of opinion. Governor IMnchot of Pennsylvania, calling the present state of things “whisky rebellion," bluntly laid the blame for the luck of Its sup- i pression at the doors of the White ! House. He charged the federal en forcement service with inefficiency and ; held It responsible for the flood of Il legal liquor that is pouring into local communities. lie said the government agents, in his belief, not only wipked at violations of the law but in many cases acted as graft collectors, lie held politics chiefly responsible for the "black disgrace,” asserting that in state after state the bills of the domi nant party—Democratic or Republican —were paid for years by the liquor in terests; and he did not spare the sup posedly respectable citizens who pat ronize the bootleggers and thus main tain the industry. "lne i'resiuent, declared air. rin •hot, ‘is the only man who can meet the present emergency. It Is Idle to suggest that the laws cannot be en forced. That the government of the fTnlted States, the most powerful na tion on earth, with the people over whelmingly behind It, Is powerless be fore a few thousand, or a few hundred thousand, of asserted lawbreakers Is simply unthinkable. The fact is, we have never really tried.” Some people, notably former Gov ernor Allen of Kansas, disagreed with this pronouncement of Iinchot’s. and a good many of the President’s warm est supporters thought the Pennsyl vanian had unfairly broken the “gen tlemen’s agreement” to permit the President to demonstrate Ids ability to run the government satisfactorily be fore any other Republican hats should be cast Into the nomination ring. They said Pinchot, recognized as a presi dential possibility, was trying to put Mr. Coolidge on the defensive. Mr. Coolidge himself, however, did not appear In the least worried over the situation. Imperturbable as usual, he waited for the opening of the con ference of the governors of the states In Washington Saturday, and then set before that gathering what he thinks 1s the common-sense view of the prob lem of prohibition enforcement. With out replying directly to Governor Pin chot’s charges, he pointed out that nn extraordinary change In the habits of the American people cannot he wrought In a tew years; that complete prohibition will require time and a long process of education; that to Im prove conditions there must be a gen eral tightening up of all government agencies, federal, state and municipal. Before going to Washington the gov ernors met In West Baden, Ind. There, too, they discussed prohibition, and many of them, especially those from the South, expressed the opinion that the dry law should be enforced by the states rather than by the federal gov ernment. IP DAVID LLOYD GEORGE were still prime minister of Great Brit ain he could not be received with more honor and acclaim than are being given him during his tour of American cities. Everywhere he stops the officials and eminent citizens welcome him and the populace turns out to cheer him and to hear him. Not all his auditors agree with all he says, but every Amer ican—-except perhaps a few Sinn Feln era and pro-Germans who really are LEGEND OF GOLD IN RHINE UnM, It* Guardian*, Dragged Down the Miser* ef Old to Their Doom. According to the story, at the bot tom of the Rhine was the vast Rhine gold, a treasure of Incalculable rich ness. It glistened beneath the waters and the Lorelei were Its guardians Those crabbed masculine souls who prised the beauty of gold abore the beauty of charming women, whs pee not true Americans—Is glad to listen to the words of the man who more than any other individual won the war against Germany. Probably his most significant ad dress was that delivered in Chicago. To an audience of 12,(XX) the former premier set forth in plain terms the British position in the matter of repa rations. arguing that, while his coun try was as vitally interested as any other in getting from Germany all that Is possible, it believed the way to go about it was to restore the credit of Germany so that she could pay. France's method of seeking to collect by Inva sion and occupation of the Ruhr, he said, means “revolution iustead of rep arations” and Is “driving 00,000,000 of people into despair." Mr. Lloyd George then, as he had In other addresses, declared himself wholly In favor of the proposal of Sec retary Hughes, that a commission of experts should determine Germany's capacity to pay. He presumed that the United States would be represent ed on such a commission, and could find no reason why France should ob ject to the plan. In this way, he said, “we would find a way to ascertain how much Germany can pay, and once we have done that, then we could march together to compel her to pay.” In conclusion Mr. Lloyd George spoke of the day of the armistice, say ing : “It was a red dawn, but It was the dawn of peace, and our hopes were high. There is an old oriental saying, ‘Hast seen the dawn? Thou hast not yet seen the dusk.’ The skies are full of menace. Stormclouds are gather ing over Europe. It will need all the wisdom, all the calm, all the judgment of the mariners who are guiding the ship of civilization to navigate it, or else it will be wrecked, with its Inval uable cargo of achievement and hope for mankind." Chancellor stresemann, made virtual dictator of Germany by the passage of the authorization act by the relchstag, is pursuing with determination a path beset with pit falls. Ills first announcement was of a complete reorganization of the money system. During the first week of November a new currency, known as the rentenmark, will appear. It will he based on the Relchsbank gold reserve and tributary mortgages on all German real property, and at first will amount to 1,200,000,000 marks, includ ing the reserve. Next there will be an Issue of small gold loan certificates to a total of 200,000,000 gold marks. The paper mark will remain In the field for a time and there will be no effort to control its exchange value. This seemed quite satisfactory to every one, but meanwhile the Socialists and Com munists were busy and the people were hungry and without employment. In Berlin, Lelpslg and other places there were desperate food riots which the police could quell only with blood shed. Then the states of Saxony and Thuringia, where the Communists and Socialists are In control, openly defied Stresemann and the Berlin govern ment. The dictator's military goveinor of Saxony had ordered the disband ment of the state's protective organl zatlons nml the surrender of their arms, threatening military action against them if they did not comply. Herr Zeigler, Socialist prime minister of the state, said he would Ignore the order and the Saxon diet sustained him. Thuringia, which is governed by “workers” organized much like a Rus sian soviet, was ordered not to form a republican guard. Herr Froelleh, head of the Thurlngian government, replied in a long and defiant proclamation, de claring Stresemann’s dictatorship un constitutional and asserting the state would reorganize Its defensive forces to carry the fight through to a finish at Saxony's side. The German cabinet at once decided to give full powers to the military commanders In Saxony and Thuringia to see that the orders of the government are carried out. Bavaria under the dictatorship of Von Kahr Is reasonably quiet. An or dinance has been issued ordering the disbandment of all Red societies and forbidding the dissemination of propa ganda of the third Internationale. DEALS between France and Indus trial magnates of the Ruhr for resumption of deliveries of material In kind to the allies on reparations ferred gold In metal to the golden ■kina and golden hair of the Lorelei, were dragged down to their fate. The hair of the Lorelei was said to be spun of Impossible fine strands of the golden store and the gold of their lovely cheeks was supposed to be a powder made of the mass of gold at the bottom of the stream, beaten by pebbles. But this gold the miserly did not see. and their punishment was to see the treasure below them on the clear bottom of the rlvtr and bo* account are falling through because Herr St resent ann has stated publicly that the Industrialists need not look to ihe German government for pay mem of such material, especially dur ing the reorganization of the nation's finances. A memorandum to this ef fect was delivered to Premier Poin care, who declined to discuss the mat ter at all until the occupied regions resume work and payments in kind. The French intend to continue the ex ploitation of the seized Ruhr indus tries, holding that the German gov ernment must find a means of paying the owners. If Poincare persists In his present course there is revived danger that France will be isolated against Germany. The British authori ties have been studying the Belgian reparations plan known as the “tech nical studies” and are said to approve of It, and It is believed the Italian and Japanese representatives on the repa rations commission are of the same m/nd. So far the French have been able to sidetrack any formal consid eration rtf this plan. The Belgians estimate that by means of mortgages the allies can raise 2.870,000,000 gold marks ($717. 500,000) annually for cash reparations payments, leaving the German govern ment the balance to cover the budget and also to pay for coal and other de liveries in kind. This total Is slightly less than the original reparations schedule, which amounted to 2,000, 000.000 gold marks ($500,000,000) in cash plus 20 per cent of the exports annually, an estimated grand total of 3,500,000,000 gold marks. FOR several days after the American Legion opened Its annual conven tion In San Francisco last Monday It seemed there must be a qunrrel over the Ku Klux Klan question that might split the Legion wide open. Delegates from Michigan and other states were determined to force the issue by offer ing resolutions flatly condemning the Klan. Others were awake to tfe grave danger Involved in this and sought to avert such action. Finally the com mittee on resolutions came to agree ment and submitted to the convention a resolution which, while not specifi cally mentioning the Klan, condemned all organizations fostered by racial and religious hatred. THE Oklahoma house of representa tives tabled a resolution providing for an Investigation of every member of the body to determine whether he belonged to the Ku Klux Klnu and au thorizing the expulsion of all mem bers found to be klansmen. The house committee on Investigation and Im peachment of Governor Walton and other state officers proceeded with Its work vigorously. ISRAEL ZANGWILL, famous Jewish author and publicist, appeared be fore the American Jewish congress In New York and asserted that the Jews must forego their political hopes re garding Palestine “rather than throw a match Into such a powder factory as the world has become." The con gress formally disavowed this view. Next day Mr. Znngwlll said he never had seen an audience slower to under stand or more dense to appreciate this vital issue. “The trouble today," he added, “aside from a weak British gov ernor, Is the fact that the Arab under stands politics and the Jew does not, because he has lost contact with na tional politics through 1,800 years’ ab sence from his national home." IT ISN'T necessary to tell anyone the Yankees won the world's champion ship nor how they won It, but ttfte event must be set down as part of the record of the week. The receipts for the six games played were more than $1,000,000, of which the players divide up nearly $363,000. The series was more than commonly dramatic In Inci dent. SEEKING some measure of relief for American farmers, the Inter state commerce commission has or dered an Investigation Into rates and charges on grain and grain products. The Inquiry afreets all roads carrying those products. The American Farm Bureau federation has asked a 20 per cent reduction In rates on wheat and flour for export, and Secretary Wal lace has recommended a 25 per cent cut In rates on farm products. coming erased with the sight of It, to try to dip their hands In It and fall In, lamented by nobody.—Detroit Newt. Talk Sometimes Expensive. Talk Is the moot expensive thing that is, In many cases, so long as there are excellent laws against slander. •liver In 2M B. C. Sliver wee Drat coined In Rene la 268 B. C„ when Fnblae Piet or eel op e mint LISTS OF SUPREME EMERGENCY JUDGES HAVE NO JURISDICTION IN MANDAMUS CASES. _ FAILS TO ACT IN BANK CASE Court Hands Down Batch of Opinions Including Buncombe School Tax Case. Raleigh. Emergency judges have no jurisdic tion in mandamus proceedings, the , supreme court held in affirming the action of Emergency Judge Oliver 11. Allen, who refused the petition of Charles F. Dunn, of Lenoir county, for a mandamus to force the Lenior sheriff to execute a tax deed, j Associate Justice Heriot Clarkson wrote the opinion, which settled an interesting point as to judicial juris diction. Judge Allen was serving as an emergency judge at the time, and’ when he refused to issue the man damus on the ground that he did not possess the right, Dunn appealed to the higher court. A $75,000 school bond issue voted by the Grace tax district of Run combe county is sustained by an opinion declaring chapter 722 of the 1915 public laws legal and constitu tional. Claude L. Felmefc sought to have the Buncombe county commis sioners enjoined from issuing the bonds on the ground that chapter 722, under which the election was held, was inconsistent with the gen eral school laws and contrary to ar ticle eight, section four, of the con stitution. The court failed to act, in tne case of J. H. Hightower, former president of the defunct Central Bank and Trust company, of Raleigh, who appealed from a two-year sentence imposed in Wake superior court by Judge E. H. Cranmer, following his conviction on a charge of receiving deposits while knowing the bank to be insolvent. Turlington, administrator, vs. Lu cas. Harnett, affirmed. Ray and Harris vs. S. A. L. -rail way. Chatham, no error. Hancock Huntley vs. Southgate Packing company. Carteret, no error. Cherry vs. A. C. L. railway. Pitt, new trial. East Carolina Lumber company vs. Land and Lumber company, Craven, no error. Turnage vs. Austin. Pitt, new trial. Dunn vs. Taylor, sheriff Lenoir county. Lenoir, affirmed. Firemans Fund Insurance company vs.' Rowland Lumber company. Du plin. no error. Tyndall vs, Tyndall; Lenoir, plaint iffs appeal modified and affirmed; de fedants appeal reversed. Belshe vs. S. A. L railway. Wake, no error. State vs. Plummer, New Hanover, no error. Moore, administrator, vs. A. C. L. railway company, Cumberland, no error. Felmet vs. County commissioners, Buncombe, affirmed. State vs. Richardson, Wake, judg ment affirmed without written opin ion. Yield of State Hay Crops. North Carolina grows a great many different varieties of hay crops, per haps more than any other state, ac cording to Frank Parker, agricultural statistician of the Crop Reporting Service of the Department of Agricul ture, who announced the results of an investigation into the yield per acre of hay crops grown In this state. Mr. Parker said that, according to information he had obtained the im* portant North Carolina hay crops this year have made the following yields per acre, expressed in pounds and averaged for the state: Cowpeas 2,50 pounds, millet, sor ghum and soudan grass, 2,800 combi nation of cowpeas and sorghum 2,865; clover (all kinds) 2,440; timothy, in cluding timothy and clover mixed, 2,250; alfalfa 3,100, soy beans 2,500; grains cut green 2.170; peanuts 1,440; Johnson grass 2,660, and the averago for all tame or cutlivated hay 2,028. As reported for October 1, the acre age of all tame hays is somewhat le ss this year than last, said Mr. Par ker. Due to a wet season for hay in the eastern part of the state and to the harvesting of much land on which other crops were generally planted last year's hay crop was a record breaker in North Carolina. Common Labor Still Short. Surplus of domestic labor In resort towns, surplus of untrained clerical help generally and a shortage of com mon labor characterizes the labor sit uation in the state as reported to M. L. Shipman, Director of the Employment Service in North Carolina. Out of a registration totaling 522, the six offices of the service in the j state last week referred 540 persons and placed 472 In positions. These placements included 120 skilled labor ers; 241 unskilled. New Corporations. Marine Supply company, of Wil mington; amount charter, increasing capital stock from ten to 975,000. Grantham-Wlllam Company, of Fair mont. authorised capital stock, 950, 000; 91,000 subscribed, by John W. | Williams, George L. and V, G. Grant ham. all of Fairmont. General Investment Company, of Rutherfordton; authorised capital, 1,000 shares of no par value; 91.500 subscribed, by Carl Horn, Clark Gray and M. O. Dickerson, Jr. jail of Spin dale. Many Apply For Motor Title*. Approximately 10 per cent of the automobile owners registered in North Carolina have complied with the new State law, effective October 1, for the registering of title, according to J. E. Sawyer, motor supervisor for the State Department. Complaints, criticisms, many of them of a facetious nature, and Borne dt them born of misunderstanding of the purposes of the afi, are reaching the department, but not in numbera Impressive enough to cause alarm to Secretary of State W. N. Everett, who believes that the act will do much to protect automobile owners from theft. The anti-motor theft act, introduc ed in the last General Assembly by Senator Charles U.' Harris, of Wake and passed without substantial oppo sition. provides for the registration of automobile title with the Secretary of state at a fee of $1.50. Certificate of title furnished the owner of an automobile when application properly filled out with the descriptive matter called for by the act, is good for the life by the car or as long as it is the property of the holder of title certificate. Upon the sale of the ve hicle so registered, the seller endorses the title card over to the purchaser, who files it with the Secretary of State, and in return for the regisra tion fee receives another card certify ing to his own title. The old card is filed by the Secretary of State and will permit a trace of title of any automobile. Under the new law. no application for automobile license tag will be hon ored unless the applicant can show title. And the real complaitn against the new law, if there is to be any substantial opposition to it. officials believe, will come when the depart ment is forced to wtihhold certificate of title. “Who would think of driving up a two thousand dollar piece of real estate to the curb, if such a thing is imaginable, and running off to leave it to the whims of any passing thief, without so much as a deed to show ownership?” asks Joe Sawyer, who can see no reason fcr opposition to the law. Power Petition Hearing Nov. 12. Ten o'clock on the morning of Mon day, November 12. was announced by the North Carolfha corporation com mission as the hour and the date for the beginning of the hearing on the petition of the Southern Power com pany for permission to increase its rates to an extent allowing " a fair return on the capital invested." The petition of the power company was presented to the commission by a representative of the company fol lowing a statement by J. D. Duke, president, at Charlotte, that he was through with the development of power plants in this state unless per mission to increase rates on hydro electric power was granted by the corporation commission, which, follow ing a hearing in 1921, set the maximum rate chargeable at 1.25 cents per kilo watt hour. An Increase in rates of abort 10 per cent is asked in the Sou hern Power company's petition now before the corporation commission. Notice has been given to consum ers of hydro-electric power of the state of the Southern Power company’s petition and persons opposing the re quested increase in rates will )fe al lowed to appear before the commis sion at its hearing here beginning November 12. A committee of citizens from Hick ory. headed by J. D. Elliott, president of the Hickonr Chamber of Commerce, and H. W. Link, secretary oi the chaber, appeared before the commis sion and presented a resolution adopt ed by the directors of the rfickory commerce body endorsing the request of the Southern Power compahy for permission to increase its rate to such an extan as will enable it to "pay a fair and adequate return upon the capital invested.” The corporation commission also received a copy of a resolution from the Marion Kiwanis club, Maru>n, fav oring the granting of permission to the Southern Power company to in crease its rates.if an increase is nec essary to the further development of power plants in this state and' permit a "fair return on the capital invested." Report of Board of Health. The state board of health issued its second quarterly eight cents iu the earning on the dollar invested in county health work in 22 counties, co operating with the state board. For the second quarter, the average earn ing per dollar was given as $1.54, aa compared with $1.45 for the quarter previous. The earning is estimated on a basis of work accomplished during a given period with reference to the Costs. Cabarrus county lead the list of the counties making the largest earn ings with $2.24 per dollar invested. New Corpoartions. chartered by the Secretary of State: Clinard’s Art and Gift Shop, Inc.. Winston-Salem, with $100,00 author ized capital and $1,250 subscribed by R. R. Clinard, Mrs, Theodore Clinard and W. H. Clinard, all of Winston Salem. Potter Tow Bot Company, of Wil mington, with $50,000 authorised cap ital and $5,600 subscribed by L. D. Potter, Walborg L. Potter and David H. Scott, all of Wilmington. Death Rate Increases. The general death rate in North Carolina increased from 10.5 per 1,000 population in August to 11.5 in Sep tember. but the general birth rate of lf.4 per 1,000 population Ml August was increased in September to even a greater extent, S4.4. according to the monthly vital statistics report of Dr. P. M. Register, of the state board of health, which was made public. The death, according to the report, numbered 1,510 for the entire state, while the births tor the same period totaled 7 Jit. doings in the TAR HEEL STATE NEWS OF NORTH CAROLINA TOLD IN SHORT PARA GRAPHS FOR BUSY PEOPLE Chapel Hill—Twelve of the prettist girls in North Carolina at least in the opinion of the judges who select them will have their photos ill this year's Yackety Yack, the Carolina an nual. Elizabeth City—Police Officer lark ington received a painful cut on the head and a number of bruises when he was struck at corner by a coupe driven by Lucian Morrisette of the Fisher-Morrisette Company. Asheville. — Leaving the breakfast table apparently in good spirits, after eating a hearty meal, James Cole, far mer, about 5"», entered the hallway of his home in the Leicester section, placed a revolver to his head and sent, a bullet crashing through his brain. Elizabeth Sity.—J. A. Lowe of Rural Free Delivery Five brought to the city from his farm in the Hall's Creek neighborhood of Mt. Hermon township a fully developed and about two thirds mature early June apple from a tree which is now bearing its sec ond crop this season. Durham.—The million dollar hotel campaign is well under way here, len der the leadership of Dr. Booker, di vision manager, the committee is rap idly getting plants for the erection of the building in shape. The group of managers in Dr. Booker’s division are 1). \Y. Newsom, J. Q. Davis. I)r. J. H. Epperson, E. K. Powe and L. W. Nor ton. Mount Airy.—Moses Smith, wnite, aged about 45, was killed near Combs town about a mile from town, Frank Hicks, white, aged about 35, is accus ed of the killing and is under arrest. A thirty-two calibre pistol was the weapon used and both men were sup posed to be drinking. Kinston.—Phineas Smith, a Deep Run youth, was fatally injured in an automobile accident on a road near here. Smith's head was almost sev ered in the wreck when a car in which he was riding went over an embank ment. An unidentified youth with him was slightly injured. Smith died after being brought to a hospital here. i Raeford.—Rev. Arch McMillan of Wake Forest, while driving along the Raeford-Wagram highway, just within the Hoke line on his way to spend the week-end with his mother at Spring Hill in Scotland county was cut and badly bruised in a head-on collision with a car without either lights or license driven by Dan Blue, colorec Boone.—There were two killing frosts in Watauga county during the past week, though crops were too far advanced to be injured. The weather has been remarkably fine for some days, but the difference between the temperature of the day and night has been unusual the difference being about 30 degrees. Reidsville.—At the request of the local bar and the board of county com missioners. Governor Morrison has ordered a special term of Superior court for Stokes county, for the trial of civil cases only, the term to con- ' vene on Monday. December 3, 1923. Mount Airy.—A Holstein cow, be longing to C. W. Taylor, a local dairy- 1 man has found twin calves, a male and a female, both, calves are strong, healthy, well formed animals. Their mother won second prize at the re cent Carolina-Virginia fair in this city. Fayetteville.—Two Charlotte firms will construct the Prince Charles Ho tel, to be established by business men j of this city, according to announce ment made by the directors of the hotel company after bids from 21 con tractors were considered. The approx imate total of the two contracts will be $200,000. Wadesboro,—A great increase in business activity is noticeable here since the opening of the cotton mar ket. A good crop was made and there is considerable money in circu lation. Oxford.—A large congregation as sembled at Hester Baptist church to attend the saddest funeral services ever conducted in that community. At the same service were buried Mrs. S. R. Howard, aged 68, wife of S. R. Howard, of Hester, and his sister, Mrs. James Greenway, of Durham, who had died suddenly. Asheville.—The Asheville city com mission has plans under consideration for the development of this city's tour ist camp so as to include a skating rink, other amusement devices, a lake i and the most modern conveniences for automobile campers. It is esti mated that the improvements would cost *60.000. New uern.—Neuse Road community exhibit won Its second prize in a week, according to advices received here from Raleigh, which was to the effect that it was awarded second place in the division at the State Fair in Raleigh. The same exhibit took first prize of $100 at the 10-county fair in Kinston last week. Oreenaboro.—Ookhurst dormitory, at Oak Ride institute. 18 miles from Qreensboro, was destroyed by fire of an unknown origin. The dormitory housed about 30 students and the family of a profeasor, who lost most of their wearing apparel. Oreenaboro.—Charter for “Sedge field. Inc..” was received here author ising a capital stock of $550,000. The incorporators are local men who se cured the 4.000-acre farm of John B. Cobb, tobacco millionaire, who died In January while on a train from Connecticut to New York. Rocky Mount.—W. B. Cledsoe. nine teen-year-old youth, received fatal In juries and J. H. Bledsoe, his brother, Is confined to a hospital with painful hurts, although they are not regarded as serious, as the result of a wreck on the Nashville highway, about three miles out from this city. INVESTIGATION OF VETERANS^BUREAU FORMER DIRECTOR FORBES COMES THREE THOUSAND MILES FROM SICK BED. MAKES SHARP OBJECTIONS Sharp Clash Occurs Between General John F. O'Ryan and the Former Director. Washington.—Sharp objections by Charles R. Forbes, of Scuttle, former director of the veterans bureau, mark ed the opening of public hearings be fore the senate committee investigat ing the operations of the bureau. Mr. Forbes declared he had come 2,000 miles and from a sick bed to assist the committee and to defend his in tegrity, which, he said, is under at tack and insisted that he should be given the right to he heard in reply to statements concerning his admin istration as they are made. This matter is going all over the country." he said, “and unless I can make reply it would be assumed 1 am sitting here without offering any objection.” Senator Reed, republican. Pennsyl vania. chairman of the comitteo of three senators, told Mr. Forbes that neither he nor any other particular individual Is "on trial" and that the proper time ho would be given ample opportunity to "explain, object to. or contradict" any statements presented in the h«*rings. The former director interrupted several times during the day. however, and there was a rather stormy scene near the end of the ses sion. Brigadier General Frank T. Hines, retired, present director of the bureau, has testified that Francis B. Smith had been employed apparently as a consulting architect in connection with the Livermore. Calif., hospital project, at a salary of $4,800 a year and that he had performed duty for only a few hours. His services ter minated on April 3. 1923. the director said, after his attention had been call ed to the matter by Major General John F. O’Ryan, of New York, geuoral counsel for the committee. "Who employed Mr Smith." inquired a mem ber of the committee. "I employed him.” shouted Mr. For bes from his seat at the end of the long counsel table. "He was a con sulting engineer making $25,000 a year and was consulted in numerous occasions." Begin Revolution In Greece. *4 Athens.—Some two thousand men,4'1 led by the royalist. General Metaxas, have revolted against the removal of Premier Gonalos. The proclamation announcing the revolution signed by the Venezellst Generals Leonardapolous and Garga iilis and Colonel Glras, was publish ed In the opposition newspapers and also scattered over the capital from an airplane. The military government immediately took measures to quell the revolt, which in government cir cles is declared to be of not great im portance. Some arrests were mad'* during the day and it was reported that the rebels had been dispersed. The police confiscated newspapers which printed the proclamation of the revolt, which it is rumored here is receiving support from abroad. An encounter occurred at Chacis betweeu mutineers and regular troops but everything is quiet in Athens. The generals who are leading the outbreak no longer are on the active list of the army. In some quarters they are represented as leading the movement with the object of mislead ing the Greek army. The revolt had as its object the bringing about of the resignation of the present revolution ary government in order that strict impartiality would be shown the vot ers at the approaching election. Masons to Meat In Charleston. Washington.—The supreme council 33d degree Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite southern Jurisdiction, decided to hold its next session In Charleston. South Carolina. In announcing that the 1924 meet ing would be held In Charleston, the council said that "a sentimental in terest attaches to this choice because the supreme council of the southern Jurisdiction, which is the mother council of the world, and by recognit ion thereby all other supreme coun cil* receive their regularity, was or ganized at Charleston. S. C. Gaston Means is Indicted. New York.—Gaston B. Means, a former agent of the Department of Justice, has been (dieted with Elmer W. Jarnecke, described as his secre tary on four counts involving alleged conspiracy to violate the country’s dry laws and using the malls in a scheme to defraud. Means' Indictment became known when the seals were broken on foun indictments handed down last Thurs day to Federal Judge Knox. He was released in $15,000 bail for a hearing later. Two Killed in Wreck. Modified Junction, Mass.—An engi neer and a brakeman were killed when two freight engines were derailed and toppled into a ditch on the New York. New Haven and Hartford Railroad here. A freight train with two locomo tives, approaching the, station here, with signals said to have been set against it. ran over a switch. Both engines went Into the ditch and eight cars were smashed.