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WASHINGTON. D. C.. SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 1919.
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D. G. PRICE LAW
TO GET ACTION!
Ball Declares Committee
Has Enough Testimony
On Food Sales.
ASSURE STRINGENT LAW
Rent Agents Explain Prac
tices at Hearing Before
Chairman Ball of the Senate sub
committee tnvestlgating the high coat
of living in the District, yesterday
announced no further hearing? will be
A maaa of testimony has been taken
by the lubcommlttee during its fire
weeks of hearing* on profiteering in
food a tuffs and rents.
The Senators now believe they are
ready to frame legislation which they I
believe will reduce prices.
The last hearing conducts! by the
subcommittee yesterday dealt with
rent practices here. A cigar dealer
at Thirteenth and F streets testified
his rent was raised from *1*9 to 1450
a month, with a notice to vacate.
Morton J. Lochs, the agent of the
property, said the owner for many J
montha had planned erecting a build
ing on this comer, and that it was
the owner's hope that the premises
would be vacated.
J. E. Powell, president of the F
U. Smith. Company. said he believed
a rent increase of 23 per cent over
last year is necessary to sain a net
Increase of from 8 to 9 per cent on
the original investment. Powell man
acres twenty apartments.
T. F. Schneider, owner of the Cairo
Apartments, told the subcommittee he
is getting the same rent as in 1S94. He
said he contemplated "small increas
es" in a few apartments beginning
October 1. He said he had doubled
rents and brought law suits with the
hope of encouraging undesirable ten
ants to vacate.
Among others who testified yester
day were John O'Hagan. represent
lusr Edward P. Schwartz. John R.
Galloway, owner of The Henrietta;
Mrs. A. C. Rauterberg; Margaret J.
Calvin. owner of The Truxton: James
I>. Hobbs, of Harry Wardman Com
pany; B. E. Talbott and Myer Her
Chairman Ball announced an exec
utive session of the subcommittee for
Tuesday. The committee may hold
hearings on clothing prires. Ball said.
CONFIRMED BY SENATE
After a stormy executive session
lasting more than two hours, the
Senate late yesterday confirmed tTie
nomination of A. Mitchell Palmer as
Attorney General. There was no
Opposition to Palmar was led by
Senator Frelinghuysen. of New Jer
sey. at whose Instance charges re
flecting on Palmer's administration
of the Allen Property Custodian's
offlre were ? xanilned b> a subcom
mittee of the Judiciary Committee.
This committee reported unanimous
ly in favor of confirmation.
Hubby's Alleged Acts
Chicago, III., Aug. 29.?Accusing
her husband of misconduct six
times between September 15 and 30.
1917, with a Melissa Brown, of
Flelschmanns. N. Y.. and also with
a chambermaid "of ebony color
and beautiful black eyes" at Tulsa,
Okla, April 20, 1917, Galli-Curci
filed an amended bill in her suit for
divorce against L*uigi O. Curci, her
Galli-Curci originally charged
cruelty, and then added unfaithful
ness. She states in her amended
plea that she has Just come into
possession of additional evidence
through receiving a deposition from I
Escaped Insane Man
Tours City on Motor
Robert McChestney. s trusted in
mate at St. Elisabeth** Hospital,
yesterday afternoon left the hospi
tal and came into the city. The
police say he stole a motorcycle in
the vicinity of 455 H street north
After a futile search by the asylum
guards and the police, McChestney,
bis longing fulfilled, left the motor
cycle and returned to the hospital
Police are now trying to find the
vehicle, as the information cannot
be obtained from McChestney.
Three Mandatories Asked of U. S.
Paris, Aug. 29.?Three separate
American mandatories for the Near
Bast, to cover Syria. Mesopotamia
and Turkey, will be recommended by
the American commission under Chas.
R. Crane, acording to the understand
ing which prevailed here today.
Big Cotton Dealer Dies.
Asheville, N. C.. Aug. 29.?Johan Ber
net Hoist, aged 77, one of the biggest
cotton dealers in Savannah and Co
lumbus, Ga, died at his summer home
Two Transports Arrive.
New York. Aug. 29.?Two trans- |
>orts. the Plattshurgh and the Pan
tma. docked at Brooklyn today.
WIFE OF NEW MEMBER
TfBS jnwG swapj:*-*
Washington society has a new
member in Mrs. King Swope, whose
husband has just come to Congress,
the first Republican to be sent to
the Capital from his district in Ken
tucky in twenty-three years.
British Docks, Tied up By
Strike, Piled High With
U. S. Shipments.
I>ondon. Aug. 29.?Big shipments of
American food are spoiling: in British
I Congested because of the nation
wide strike of transport workers, the
docks are piled high with food
shipped from New York. Boston. Bal
timore and other ports of the United
Prices here could be forced down 50
per cent if the food could be moved
and sold, dealers say.
Government officials are maklniA
strenuous efforts to end the conges-1
tion. It is being urged that consignees
be penalized for failure to remove
The government's port and trans
port committee has decided to ap
peal to Premier LJoyd Georce to put
to work all army motor rucks to
move the goods and clear the docks.
FOR LABOR PARLEY
Senator Polndexter mad* a strong
effort yesterday to get his resolu
tion authorizing the President to
call a conference of representatives
of capital and labor, out of commit
tee. The bill was drawn up wi/fc
an idea of having the two classes
? confer on all matters about which
disputes might arise before such
matters have reaehed the stage
where neither side would concede a
Senator Kenyon. ehalrman of the
Committee on Education and Labor,
which hap the bill, said that in
ability to obtain a quorum was the
j reason of the supposed inactivity.
Polndexter asked that the V b<*
brought before the Senate shortf^- Tn
' th* event that the committee did
not give it th^ attention that a bill
. of its importance warrants.
Denies Germany Has
Pact With Mexicans
Berlin. Ausr. 29.?"No encasements
or promises, direct, indirect. ex
pressed or Implied, exist between the
German government and Mexico."
This statement was made today by
Hermann Mueller, the German for
eign minister, in commenting on re
cent New York dispatches telling of
??revelations'* by a certain Altendorf
to the effect that the German gov
ernment was still ready to keep the
promise given to Carranza by Von
Eckhardt. the former German minis
ter to Mexico.
Say of Peace Cost
Administration official? regard as
moderate the 11,500. uuu which the
American peace mission has spent
to date tn Paris. The United States
spent only about one-flfth as much
as Great Britain, it is explained.
Archduke Harangues Mob.
Vienna, Aug. 2!>.?Archduke Joseph,
recently ousted as head of the Hun
garian government, re-entered the
political arena yesterday, addressing
several deputations of citizens in
Budapest. He said Hungary would
"rise from her grave" and again
would occupy her former position in
Sitter See* Fratricide.
Nashville. Tenn.. Aug. 29.?In the
presence of his sister, C. Nelson Par
rieh. 34, shot and killed his brother
Jake Parrish. C. here, in a room over
a local theater.
Will Appeal Oil Case.
Lo* Angeles, Aug. 29.?Counsel for
the government indicated today It
would seek an appeal from the decis
ion of Federal Judge Bledsoe, which
dismissed the six consolidated suits of
the government involving immense oil!
holdings of the, Southern Pacific Kail
Committee Adopts Amend
ment to Equalize Bal
TWO CHANGES MADE
Moses Proposal Bars Vote
When Her Possessions
Are In Dispute.
Two im'ndmfnU to the league of j
nations covenant directed against |
the preponderance of voting power
given to the British empire were
adopted by the Senate Foreign Re
lations Committee yesterday.
The first amendment was that
proposed by Senator Johnson, of
California. providing that the'
United States shall have the same!
number of votes as the British I
empire, both in the council and the
assembly of the league.
The other amendment, offered by
Senator Moses of New Hampshire,
provides that in any dispute in- |
volving any of the possessions <>r
dominions of the British empire ,
and any other member of the
league, no part of the British em- ,
pire shall be permitted to cast a
Hm Six Vote*.
Both amendments were adopted
by the vote of 9 to S. Senator Mc
Cumber of North Dakota voting
with the Democrats, and all the
other Republican members voting
for th<? amendments.
Great Britain has six votes in the
league of nations assembly as fol
lows: British Empire. Canada. Aus
tralia. South Africa, New Zealand.
'"commenting upon the action of
the committee. Senator JJJ
chairman, had this to say after the
"I'd like to see anyone pro on tne
stump and say to the American peo
| pie that the United States "hould
' not have as many ">tfs ln th*
league as Great Britain if such a
league is to be formed.
The view generally taken by th
Senators who supported the."nl'n<1i
menu is that the issue will be a
coxnvrEi> on pagb two
SOLDIER SHOOTS SELF
AS CROWD LOOKS ON
Calmlyy pressing a revolver to
i his breast. Private Harry S. Schutte.
23 years old, shot himself through
I one lung while standing on the
curb at New Tork avenue and Fif
teenth street, at 6:30 o'clock last
A woman screamed as the report
rang out. Dinner-hour crowds
lushing home slowed up as a group
collected about the unconscious
| figure of the soldier. An ambulancc
took the soldier to Rmergency Hos
1 pital. where it was said he may not
i "The people who know me know
why I committed this terrible deed.'
j read a not*1 found in the pocket of
Schutte, whose home was ln Balti
I more before h* joined Company A.
| Fourteenth Machine Gun Battalion.
I "It in a pity the Germans did not
j do what I am about to do. May
t God forgive me."
Asks Wilson to Stop
Attacks on Negroes
New Tork. Aug. 29.- In the name
of 12.000.000 negroes of the United
States, the National Association tor
the Advancement of Colored People
respectfully inquires how long the
Federal government under your ad
ministration intends to tolerate an
archy in the United States."
This was the opening sentence of a
I telegram sent to President Wilson to
day by Mary White Ovington. chair
man. The telegram cites the recent
attack on John R. Shilladay in Aus
I tin. Tex., and the lynching of a negro
I in Georgia yesterday.
Coait Strike Caring.
San Francisco. Aug. 29.?Sail
Francisco railroad yardmen returned
to work today, clearing the San
| Francisco Bay district of railroad
strike troubles. It was believed the
i ultimatums of Rail Director Hines
I and of the brotherhood chiefs nam
ling tomorrow morning as the time
! when the government, aided by the
| brotherhoods, would operate the
(trains, would entirely break the
Egypt Buyi U. S. Locomotive!.
New Tork. Aug. 29.?The Danish
and Egyptian governments, it was
announced here today, each have
placed orders for fifty railroad en
gines with the Baldwin Locomotive
Works of Philadelphia.
"Uprising" Cauiei Lynching.
Dublin. Ga., Aug. 20.?A rumored
"negro uprising" set for thirty days
hence was the motive given today by
officials for the lynching of Eli Cooper,
negro, at Cadwell, near here early
New York. Aug. 29?Thle Munaires.
a 3.750-ton freighter of the Munson
Steamship Line, was badly damaged
in a collision early today with the
British freighter Hortensius in the
j Ambrose channel.
WOODEN CARS IN!
Despite Fatal Wreck Old
Coaches Likely to Be
Used for Outing.
Tn sp.te of wide-spread criticism of!
the continued Use of wooden coaches :
in tb^ excursion trains run in flections |
between Washington and Atlantic City. '
l It was learned at I'nfon Station last'
night that such coaches will be again ?
pressed into service for the Atlantic
City excursion today if the supply of i
steel cars proves inadequate. The'
storm of protests against this practice l
was aroused by the wreck of the]
Washington-Atlantic City excursion i
train at Elwood, X. J., last Sunday. j
when one passenger was killed and
twenty-two injured, as wooden cars j
The traffic on the railroads during
the week before and the week follow- ;
ing l^abor Day. always heavy, prom
iFes to be record-breaking this year. :
officials say, the increase having al- i
ready begun. Yesterday it was neces-1
sary to put into service practically
every sleeping car available, and train
men say that if the supply of steel
coaches will not accommodate the de
mands. wooden cars will again be used.
One Crank Sends Taft
1,825 Ragtime Letters
Long Beach. Cal.. Aug. 29.?Hav
ing received 1,825 letters in five
years from a resident of this place
whose writing was so poor the let
ters could not be read. former
President Taft has asked Walter J.
Desmond, postmaster here, to find
the anonymous correspondent and
learn what it is all about.
Kach letter covers six closely
written sheets. The opening lines
"Full many a gem of purest ray
The dark unfathonied caves of ocean
It's Terrible!! |
President Wilson. Vice President
Marshall and the Cabinet member?
are vastly underpaid. Their sal
aries. in fact, should be doubled?
According- to Rear Admiral T. J.
Cowic. director of th^ Navy I-iberty'
Lnan campaign, who last night is
sued a statement commentinK on
the pay of government officials and
| describing a bill he will present to I
I Congress that would give increases
! in pay to all members of the armed
The pay of Senators and Repre-!
i s^ntatives should be incroas^d 60
! per cent. Admiral Oowie declared.
"Legislative difficulties present
| themselves aeainst including all in
creases in one bill." said the navy
veteran. "Hence T am confining my i
'efforts to what properly may be j
'called the defensive branches of the i
I'ay of men in the armed serv
I ices should be raised commensurate
I with the cost of living. Admiral j
Fined $5 for Slapping
Her Neighbor's Child]
Mm. Fannie Marshall appeared in |
. uolice court yesterday with her two
j small children, charged with as
j saulting the small son of Theodore
"I didn't assault the child." she
declared. Just 'corrected' him be
cause he hit my girl."
Asked in what manner she "cor
rected" her neighbor's little one. she |
explained that she slapped its face.
She was fined $T.f paid by her hus
Reward for Missing Negroes.
Five dollars reward was offered last
night for the return of David Booker,
j a 13-year-old negro, who has been
missing from his home. 1104 Shep
herd court northwest, since August
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Lieut., Wife and Daughter,
Plunged In Water, Are
Saved By Boat.
A thrilling escape from death by
injruy and drowning' wa? the experi
ence of Lieut. H. Z. Bngert. former
army flyer, and his wife and young
daughter late yesterday afternoon
when a hvdrolpane. piloted and own
ed by Bogert, struck a buov In the
Potomac River, opposite Potomac
Park, and turned turtle, throwing the
occupanta Into the water.
Each managed to pet a hold on
the half-submerged machine. They
were rescued after about ten minutes j
in the water by a passing launch j
of the government engineering serv- i
The lower wing of the machine whs
smashed. The accident occurred
while Bogert was attempting to ef- ;
feet a rise from the water after sev
eral unsuccessful efforts, the machine
failing to clear the buoy.
The machine was beached ot o point
on the Virgin! shore near a field
from which Bogert starts the re- ,
cently inaugurated to-Alexandria
and-retum flights, with public pas
Belasco Actors Depart
For Broadway Today
Striking actors of the "Up From
Nowhere" company at the Belasco
Theater, who, with the musicians and
1 stage hands, walked out just at cur
tain time Thursday night, will return
to New York early this afternoon un
less a settlement of the general strike!
I is reached. This announcement was!
j made last night by Norman Trevor. I
j leading man of the company.
"Our strike." Mr. Trevor said lastJ
} night, "although called only in sym
; pathy with that of the musicians and
stage hands, with whose unions we
? are affiliated under the American Fed
eration of I^abor, cannot end until the 1
general strike against the producing
managers is settled. So there is little;
i point in our remaining in Washing-!
Assistant Treasurer Middleton. ot j
the Belasco. said last night that the
management has no further informa
tion concerning the progress of the
strike, and that they are not ready to !
say whether or not the theater will j
be opened for next week's bill, a mu
sical comedy called "Fifty-Fifty, j
The Belasco ia the only theater In I
Washington whose management is af- ,
filiated with the Producing Managers'
Association, against which the general
strike is directed.
Dillingham Quits the 'Hip.'
New York. Aug. 29.?Charles Dil- !
lingham, manager of the Hippo-!
drome, sent his resignation to the!
owners of that property today In or- ;
der that he might not be the ob-1
stacle in the way of keeping 1.500
persons out of work. Players at the j
theater walked out last night.
Foch Lauds British.
Ijondon. Aug 29 ?The speedy con
clusion of the war. Marshal Foch
declared today in a personaJ letter
to Parliament, was due to the sus
tained determination of the British. I
particularly in the powerful assist
ance given in the transport of the ,
President May Ask
E. H. Gary to Hear
jU. S. Steel Workers
Gompers Accompanies Delegation of Union
Officials to the White House, Where Con
ference Was Held on Refusal of Steel Cor
poration to Deal with Its Men on Wages.
Steel worker? were confident last night, after a conference at the
White House, of obtaining the President'! aid in getting their demands
before officials of the United States Steel Corporation, who have stead
fastly refused to give the men a hearing.
Through the efforts of Samuel Gompers. president of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, the committee representing the employes of
the United States Steel Corporation, headed by John Fitzpatrick, ob
tained the conference with the President.
Oompers declined to give a state-?
ment after the conference, but th?'
Lttitude of members of the committee
implied that the President will com
munlcate with Judge Elt>ert H. Gary,
chairman of the finance committee of
Detail, of the attempt- of the com
mittee to obtain a hearing from Judge
Gary were presented to the President
by the committee, which has been In
struct^ to set a strike date f the
officials decline further to meet the
men for a discussion of betterment of
Charge r?lon Men nUmUaeH
The committee told the PnMldent
'hat 24 international labor orpunta
tions were represented hy the local*
Which have been r.rmed of employe.
Of the Steel Corporation, and *h.<h
the Steel Corporation has refused to
They also charred that the Sie?]
Corporation is discriminating againat
employes who have Joined the labor
unions, and that wholesale diachargea
of union men are being made by the
The committee also described >n de
tail the "miserable working and living
conditions ' of the steel workers, ana
appealed to the President to exert h:i
Influence to prepare the way for Riv
ing Justice to the men.
President Gomper.. and the mem-,
bers of the executive council spent
the greater part of the day In ex-|
ecutive session going over the im-'
mediate matters for their considera
tion. One of the questions ?
whether or not they will endorse the
Plumb plan for disposing of the rail- ?
roads. Advocates or the Plum plan
protest that they have no fe,r of
the ultimate decision of the execu
Railroad Men Knelt.
At the Vnited State Uallrosd \1
ministration it was ??,d th?, r,i.
rector General H,n?, had nothing to
add to his order issued last night
to the Striker, in California. Vevada
and Arizona to return to work Sat
urday mo-nnc under penalty of dis
missal. According to report, re
ceived herr I be men arc alreadj
turnintr to work.
Railroad labor leadrrs here pn n'
ed out yesterday that Director G n
eral Hinps- order to the to .
back to their Jobs was . natu-,1
de\ elopment of th- situation
Jewell of ,h? Ra|Iw.BV
Kmplo>es nepsrtment repeated
that no statement regarding tne
shopmen s vote on President s W1
"011 S Offer of a 4-cent raise woul?
be mide until the compiet- pol, 1.
taken. He denied that the letter
str'.L'V *|,?Pmon "rcing that no
strike be called for at least nin.r.
fro^ i? "/ "r'sln in Instructions
from Presiiert Gomprs.
Chicago Sugar Dealers
Chicago. Aug. ?.-1vfth livestock and
produce prices on the down K,ade ln
wholesale markets, governr.n nt offi
cials today planned action to force
correspond ins: reductions hy retailers.
ederal authorities announced 4?'im
pounds of sugar seized Isst week will
he on sale to the public at 104 rents
a pound, cent under the retail
Shall U. S. Bom the World?
New York. Aug '
Shall America Boss the WorldT" is
the slogan being used in a cam
paign throughout England to stir
UP British ill-feeling agains" 7h.
Lnlted States, it was declared todav
by army officers who returned on
the transport Plattsburg. An ami-,
American magazine is blamed.
Redi Mcllify China.
London. Aug. 28.-The Bolshevik for
I w!^l?in'Ster' occordInP to an official
wireless announcement from Moscow ,
1. POtP '"fortnlng China !
that the Bolsheviki have annulled
Kussia s secret treaties and cancelled
the Boxer indemnity which China
owed to the old Russian regime.
Chilians Protest High Prices.
j Santiago, Chile, Aug. 29 -As a pro
| test against the hijrh cost of livinc
,a general strike will take effect
i throughout Chile tomorrow, accord-,
jnsr to the decision made hv labor
leaders tonipht. All classes of work
ers. it was said, will be affected by
British Bombard Reds' Fortress.
Heisingfors. Aug. 25?British war
ships and airplanes bombarded Kron
stadt. the Rolshevik forties in the
Ba4tic. for two bours Wednosdnv se
tting to a dispatch toda> from
IN STEEL WAGE FIGHT
The leader* of the opposine
atd?s in th* ne\c waci- rotitrcvprv
arisme in flie ?t**e1 industry aif
Klben T1 Gary, above, chairman of
the h. ;i ? ?1 of directors of the United
State- steel Corporation, and John
Fitrpatrick. chairman of the Chi
cago Federation of l^ahor. Gary ha#
""?fused to d<PHl?f "any matter* re
iHtTntr to c mplo>o?" with labor
union representative*. a^ had been
the suggestion of Fitrpatrick for the
Refuse Station Brings
Protest from Citizens
Trinidad H f 1 r.en ?' Association. <*f
Northeast Washington. organized to
ficht for the removji' of the refuse sta
tion near Benning. held a rousing meet
ing last nipht a' Northeast Temple.
The orranidation boasts of !V*' mem
bers. though only a few weeks oki.
A committee appointed last
night to wait on member? of Congress,
who are pressing a hill which would
remove the refuse station. The com
m.ttee membera are T~?r. Pereival Hall,
of Gallaudet College. J P. Rosa*r.
W. McCathran. Thomaa J Mc
Quade and B W. Waldron
H. West. .V W. Johnson and O. W
Fdwarda were appointed h committee
to urjre the Police Pepar*ment to fur
nish more protection.
Fishermen Save Woman.
Thi-ee Companions Drown
fNew Haven. Auc T* Mystery mtxr
rounda the identity of three persona,
two women ar.d a man. drowned her*
late today, in l?nc Island Round.
Only one of a party of four canoeist*.
Mrs. Gus Go#?bel. of New Haven, waa
rescued by three flshermen.
The man has been identified ** John
Kn.cht, a railway cleric, who was
spending his vacation at one of the
sound resorts. *
To Return Hun Prisoner*.
Paris, Aug:. 29?The allies will not
wait for the ratification of the paa.ce
treaty to bepn the repatriation of Oar
man prisoners, it was decided by the
Supreme Council of the Peace Confer
Pittsburgh Strike Off.
Pittsburgh, Aug. 29.?Normal electric
car service was resumed here today,
the striking car men having voted to
accept the War Labor Board's award
j of an increase of 6 cent* an hoar.
Vanderbilt Cub Reporter.
New York. Auc. 29.?Cornello#
Vanderbilt, jr., heir to many mil
lions, popular in society, is a ^ill
fledged cub reporter on a New York
morning newspaper. He "pulls
down" |25 a week.
Fire Rare* Wood Sbeds.
Fire of mysterious origin in wood
sheda in the rear of residence* on
j M street aouthweat. between Third
and Fourth streets, laat n ght did
, damage estimated at $1,000.