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WASHINGTON. D. C.. SATURDAY. JULY 16. 1921. -SIXTEEN PAG1&
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Give uton * chance 4*
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Roar of Storm Fails to
Drown Threats of
WINS BY 47 TO 29
MeC umber and Reed Prevented
Blows in Chamber.
one of the stormiest sessions
witnessed in the Senate in years, the
soldiers' bonus bill was sidetracked
yesterday indefinitely, according to
President Harding's desire, by a
ote of 47 to 29.
This action was followed by
scenes of disorder and near violence
never paralleled within the
memory of the oldest Senator. The
dignified and august Senate wss
transformed into ^ veritable madhouse.
defying the efforts of the presiding
officer to restore order.
Threatened fisticuffs, superheated
epithets, a score of Senators demand*'
\ recognition at once, bew^lderin^
ments. and a cloudburst on the roof
| of the Capitol, combined to create
almost unprecedented pandemonium.
Fist Fight Threatened.
The chief belligerents were Senator
McCumber. of North Dakota,
Republican. Senator Reed, of Missouri,
Democrat, and Senator Robinson.
of Arkansas. Democrat Only
the most polished finesse on the
part of peacemaking colleagues prevented
Senator McCumber and Senator
Reed from engaging in a fistic
The battle began when Senator
MeCnmber, immediately following
the vote on the bonus, took the
tear to am re the Senate that the
bOl veil! not remain sidetracked
Ha promised that it would be
brwaght back again from the FJnsare
Cnwmlttee withla the present
Democrats at once b?gaa ?o
heckle the North Dakota Senator.
T%an they triad to choke off his
speech. Senator Robinson making a
point of order against It on the
I graand that Ibe bonoa hilt was so
longer before the Senate. He
I rkMtd that Senator McCunbtr
waa np the Senate's time trying
to apologise for vote os the
A series of hopelessly involved
parliamentary maneuvers easued.
cores of Senators shouting at the
toes of their voioaa. demanding recognition
from the chair. To add to
the confusion, the worst storm of
the season burst upon the Capital
at thia moment. The roar of torrents
of rain on the root of the Senate
wing. mingled with lnceaaant
eraahes of thuuder. rendered the debate
virtually inaudible. Vice Presldaat
Coolldge Anally ruled In Senator
McCumber's favor. An appeal
was taken by Senator Robinaon.
MrPurnhfr moved to lay the
appeal on the table, and by a party
rote the Senate sustained the Vice
President. Round one thus ended
with Mr McCumber again in possession
of the floor.
Proceeding with his speech. Sena>
tor JfcCumber informed the Senate
I that the bonus would come "forward
again as soon as tax, tariff and refunding
questions were out of the
way. Here Senator Reed entered
^ the arena.
^ "Since the Senator from North Da^
kota states** -said Senator Reed,
"that this bill Is not to pass until
our foreign debts sre refunded, it
may be of interest to him to know
that the Secretary of the Treasury
objects to a limitation of his powers
to five years saying that it raa>
- require more than that time to get
these matters adjusted."
~I know there is no such statement,**
retorted 8enator McCumber.
Reed Makes Threat.
"It seems to be getting to be a
habit in this chamber.' Senator Reed
replied, "when I .make a statement
of fact for somebody to get up and
say it is not true. That habit may
| be indulged once too often some of
these fine days.**
"If the Senator thinks.** Senator
MeCumber thundered back. 'That It
will be indulged in once too often in
my debate and in what I have said,
the Senator is entirely mistaken in
the character of the man he Is dealing
with. If the Senator from Missouri
wants to call me t*> order, he
may d? that outside and his call will
"With reference to the physical
courage and prowess of the Senator
| from North Dakota, he is at perfect
nun v j t,w |>?r?u*r u nv?r ? ???
ate chamber to hla hurt's content."
Senator Reed declared.
P "But the Senator challenged me
and ' Will meet him outside." per*
stated the pugnacious Dakotan.
T*u? ended round two.
i There was a brief twice while Senator
Reed discussed some of the
technical feature* of the situation.
The row. biased up hotter than ever
a few minutes later, however, whea
Senator Reed declared:
"I never saw a blackguard yet
that didn't want to go outside to
Bare knuckles or pistols and coffee
at sunriae appeared close at
NeCsaker Gee* After Heed. >
i Senator McOimber leaped to his
feet an3 moved across the chamber
toward Senator Reed. Senator Willlams.
of Mississippi, Democrat, came
down the aisle between the two
Saaatorial gladiators beat on stopple*
the bout. Senator Tom Wataoa.
of Georgia, assumed the roTg of see**?id
to Senator Reed. He hurried to
t*? Side of the Missourtan. charging
r that 8enator lfeCumber had been incohtimcxd
on rxau two
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Conference on Annan*
Day Regarded as Cc
, Bj ROBERT J. RRNDRR.
Japan continues the great unknown
factor In the international
conference on armament and Far
Eastern affaire to be formally called
by President Harding.
In regard to Nippon's inquiries
as to juat what is to be discussed
in that portion of the conference
devoted to Pacific questions, the
American government makes it
First, that settlement of problems
which are the source of friction
in the Pacific must naturally
go hand in hand with any moveffiii
uiiv m i ifvin
BILL TO PROVIDE
Would Give Public Representation
at Hearings of
The people of Washington will
have direct and official representation
at all hearings of the Public
Utilities Commission hereafter if a
bill to be introduced in the House by
Representative Frederick N. Zihlman.
of Maryland, is favorably actcd
upon by Congress.
Provision is made for the creation
of a Peoples' Counsel in the bill to
be introduced within the next few
days. This new official shall have
access at all times to the data that
will aid him in preparing his case
against the pubflc utilities corporations.
Where It is believed that an
Injustice to the people will result
from th* .proposed establishment of
rates requested by the corporations,
it ahall hp thp liutv nf the Peonies'
Counsel to intercede
The activities of the counsel shall
not be confined to defensive measures,
according to Zlhlman. The
new official will be expected to
make surveys of the iiffferent companies.
from time to time for the
purpose of ascertaining whether or
not the rates charged are legally
teasonable. Should it appear that
the return is In excesg of tha? p-avided
for by the Commisison. the
counsel stall be empowered te demand
that the offending corporation
come before the Utilities Commission
and show reason why the rate
of chares for Its service sho?ld not
**It ts manifestly unfair," Mr. Zlhlman
declared, "that the people are
obliged to depend upon the generosity
of a few public-npirited lawyers
who graciously devote part of
their time without remuneration to
public service, when the railroads
are able to introduced unlimited
counsel in the preparation of data to
serve the cause of the utilities.
ALIENS OF $500,000
Ellis Island Inquiry Said to
Concern Former High
NEW YORK. July 15.?Crafting
on credulous and helpless immigrants
at Ellis Island had reached
Auch proportions. Frederick A. Wallis.
Commissioner of Immigration
for the port of New York asserted
today, that more than 9?00,00o a year
had been mulcted from newly arrived
aliens by crooked inspectors,
interpreters and watchmen.
With this announcement. Mr. Wallis
revealed also that an inquiry was
l>elng made to learn whether a high
official in Washington under the
Wilson adminstration nad protected
graftin* government employes.
Existence of graft at Ellis Island
was disclosed by Mr. Wallis as a
sequel to the suspension of Augustus
P. Schell. head of the law division,
who on Tuesday was laid off for five
days pending the investigation of
charges. The case is to come up before
Commissioner General William
W. Husband and Secretary of Laojr
James J. Davis.
Robbers Take $40jD00
From Mine Paymaster
CHARLEROI. Pa.. July 15.?Bandits
today robbed Paymaster Porter
of the oughiogheny and Ohio
Coal Company of a bag containing
$40,000. it was reported here todav.
The robbery took place in a street
car three miles from here. Porter
was en route to the local mine of
the company when attacked. Un
rerlflfd reports stated Porter was
wounded in a battle which followed.
s<xtion I ffltbe
. By VU
An American wi
greenswards and her
tb leave, bad coffee,
BILL WOULD LET
House Measure Would
Also Divorce Electric
SIX AND A QUARTER
FIXED AS CITY FARE
Seven Cents for One Ticket,
Four for Twen
respective positions. It also is understood
thst a note- to this effect
has been sent to Japan by Secretary
Hughes. Hughes outlined the
situation to the Cabinet yesterday
and there *as unanimous approval
of the course he had decided upon.
I^ater It was stated on highest
authority that this governraenfr regards
the conference as a certainty
and while negotiations are still going
on regarding the date to call
it. November 11, Armistice Day. is
virtually certain to be agreed upon.
The concern of this government,
it Is strongly indicated, rests now
largely on what Japan may do tc
block that agenda on Far Eastern
questions when the program coverCONTINrgD
OS PAOE TWO
TO BRING TROOPS,
Miner Tells Senate Committee
The story of a sham battle between
"company men." staged at tne
Furnwdl mine near Sprigg, W. Va.,
was told to the Senate L?abor Committee
yesterday by Albert kirkpatrick,
a mine foreman.
Kirkpatrick told the commitee,
which is investigating the Mingo
mine trouble, that the object of the
battle was to break a srike and
brfng on^martial law. i;? testified
that Jak| Henry. *upertatendert of
the Imlne, sent several men'Into the
mountain*, with orders to fire near
the miners and their families. He
said he was "in on the plot" and
returned the flra with a "black
batsy"?a high-powered rfflc. No
-one was hit. he said, and troops arrived
at the mine within half an
hour after the firing ceased.
"What were you paid for your
part in the plot?" asked Senator
Kenyon. of Iowa, chairman of the
"Nothing at all," said the witness.
"I was just getting my $300 a month
Danaceroan for Foremaa.
Kirkpatrick said that the Burnwell
Mine had a bad reputation beI
cause of shootings there and it was
generally understood that "foremen
wn i worneo mrre qie'i witn ineir
boots on." Asked whv he was telling:
the -itory, the witness .?aid that
Henry did him a "dirty trick."
"What was that " asked Senator
"He fired me," said the witness.
C. F. Keeny, president of District
17, United Mine Workers, told the
committee of his efforts to settle the
strike in Mingo county. He declared
that the mine operators refused
to co-operate or to confer
Miners who refused to deal at
'company stores" in the Mingo coal
fields wexe discriminated against
and put in little scrubby places in
I the mines." W. E. Hutchison, a
I miner, testified.
Prices Mack IIticker.
Hutchison told the committee that
prices at the "company stores" were
from 30 to 40 per cent higher than
at the independent stores. He said
that every time the men received an
increase in wages the price at the
company stores were increased accordingly.
While working for the Burnwell
Coal and Coke Company, the witness
said, he began to deal with the independent
stores and was put In a
"little scrubby place" in the Thine.
When he returned to the company
store, he said his "good job" was
restored to him. "But." he added,
the difference In price took up my
Evictions from the company houses.
Hutchison declared, were made by
private detectives employed by the
coal operators. None of the men, he
said, was an officer of the law in
Weill vir|inia. ne ue?criora [nv
mtniur In which miner* and their
families were evicted "b BaldwinFelts
detective*, armed with hl*h
d About EnglandSame
Ua Irwin Williams
dman who disliked things
Britain, with its mists, its
dgerowi, hotels one hates
local lore and unequalled
ft A A& i, Mr* lit ii1' 'A : ta&fcJ ' TtHilVf li
ent Here on Armistice
rtainty; Clash With
nt is Predicted.
ment for limiting armaments, and.
Second, that the United Statea, as
the inviting nation, naturally cannot
alone or in advance of the conference
aet up a program of thoae
subjects in the Far Eaat upon
which diacuaaion would jjccur.
Leaves Afesis fa Conference.
In other worda. thia government
takes the position that Japan must!
flrat come in like the other nations
and, after the conference la under
way, all the participating partiea
will agree upon the agenda for diacuaaion.
Thia idea of procedure ia
understood to have been conveyed
by Secretary Huchea t<? Japanese
Ambaaaador Shidehara during a
conference between the two held
for fnurnoa* of clearinsr nn their
A bill to divorce the Washington
Railway and Electric Company from
the Potomac Electric Power Company,
placing at the disposal of the
Capital Traction Company the
tracks of the Washington Railway
and Electric Company, was Introduced
in the House yesterday afternoon
by Representative Don B. Colton.
The bill would provide for the
distribution of the shares of capital
stock of the Potomac Electric
Power Company now held by the
Washington Railway and Electric
Company to the shareholders of the
railway company according to their
respective holdings of such shares.
The Capital Traction Company
would be granted the?right to condemn
to its exclusive or partial use
any street railway track In the District
of Columbia, and to maintain
such actions in the District Supreme
Court as might be necessary.
It Is intended that the value at
which any track might be taken
would be the value heretofore fixed
by the Public Utilities Commission.
*upre?e Cssrt WaaN Deeld*.
If cither of the companies is dis|
satisfied with the value Axe/1 by the
commission, the value is to be fixed
' by the District Supreme Court. If
the bill passes. When the value of
any track taken by the Capital
Traction Company is ascertained
the Capital Traction Company is to
1 assume an equivalent of the oatstanding:
bonds of the Washington
Railway and Electric Company and
is to pay the interest on these
bond* as it becomes due aad the
principal at maturity. VThe partial
or joint use of the tracks is to be
arranged under paragraph .J of the
public utilities law, ft Was explained.
The provisions of the bill' would
require the Capital Traction service
to be extended through G street
from Union Station to the Treasury;
on Wisconsin avenue from M street
to the District line; on Georgia
avenue to Walter Resd Hospital;
through New York avenue and
North Capital street to Brookland;
on Eleventh street southeast, from j
Pennsylvania avenpe to Congress!
Heights, and on Fourteenth street;
south to the Bureau of Engraving
and Printing and to the Department
of Agriculture. These are not
among the paying: lines of the W.
R. & E. Co., but proponents of the
bill believe traffic is bound to increase
under the new arrangementSix
aad One-fourth Ceata.
Tho ! > ) for. ?Ukl? V - TNI
triot of Columbia would be flxed at
a maximum of four tickets for 25
cents, a single fare being T cents
in case the passenger does not electto
purchase four tickets. The franchises
granted bv Congress have
uniformly flxed a fare of 5 cents for
all lines within the District. Upon
this precedent, say backers of the
bill, the fare of 6*4 cents would
apply to 3II lines within the District.
It is claimed that Congress
has a legal right to make this provision.
The bill would provide for unfversal
transfers at junction points
between the different lines. The
balance of transfers held by one
company against another would, at
stated intervals, be paid at the rate
of one-half the cost of transportation
per passenger. as ascertained
by the Public Utilities Commission.
Finally. th?> Capital Traction
would be authorised, at Its election,
to purchase or otherwise acquire
the property and franchises of the
W. & E. Co., at a price not to
rxceed the outstanding bonds of the
W. R. St E. Co.. and to issue its own
bonds or rhares for this purpose.
In Event of Foreclosure.
Tt is. contemplated that such ar?
rangement would be made in the
event of the sale of the W. R. & E.'
Co. upon foreclosure. The purchase
of the W. R. St E. Co. properties
by the Capital Traction Company
at such a sale would accomplish
the incorporation of the W.
R. ft E. properties within the holdings
of the Capital Traction Com
pany. free from the outstanding
capital obligations of the W. R. St
E. Co. The Capital Traction Company
is *aid to be In a position to
finance such an operation.
The bill contemplate!! that the
stockholders of the W. R. & E. Co.
become stockholder* of the Potomac
Electric Power Company, and that
the bondholders of the W. R. A E.
Co. in due time have the railway
Famous Suraeon's Widow
Leaves $2/MM),000 Estate
CHICAGO, JnlV 1R.?Mrn. Jeanette
C. Murphy, wife of the late Johrt,
B. Murphy, famous surpeon,jeft an
estate of $2,000,000. according to her
will, which wss flled today. She
leaves her entire estate to her
three daughters. JL~
First she created a trust fund of
$200,000. the income to be paid to
her daughters. The residue of the
estate she divides outright shire
and share alike among them. The
daughters are Mrs. Cc*lle M. Benedict
and Mrs. Mildred Hurley, both
of Chicago, and Mrs. Celeste Murdock,
of Indianapolis. Prior to her
death Mra. Murphy entered into an
agreement with her daughter* that
they should carry on certain charities
she and her. husband had been
Their Attitude Now Considered
Key to Irish
(fipod&l Cable tc Toe Washinrton Herald
and United l??ws.)
By A. E. JUH%?*ON.
LONDON. July 15.?Sir James
Craiff, premiar of Ulster, ha* called
the entire Ulster cabinet to London
for an .immediate conference.
As a result of the laconic roes
sage given to the public at the conclusion
of the morning:'? conference
between Lloyd George and Eamonn
de Valera. a conference which resembled
that of yesterda>, since
only the two leaders met, without
even the presence of secretaries,
only the merest guesswork- Is permissible
as to what has taken place.
Giro Time for Caracas**.
It is certain, however, that the
decision to postpone further meetings
until Monday was made to
permit de Valera and Sir James
Craig ample opportunity to consult
, with their followers, possibly with
the Eail Kireann and the Ulster
parliament, before entering the official
"A conference was held today.
It probably will be resumed Monday."
was the sum total of any official
word given out at the conclusion
of de Valera's visit to Downing
In the afternoon the Ulster
premier and Lloyd George were
closeted for several hours, and it t?
understood that the terms offered
by the government and by de Valera
were discussed. It is probable
that the Northern leader will be
present at the meeting Monday!
While Craig wits In the council
room with Lloyd George, Sir Hamar
urccnwuua, uiuri aecrewi.y iui
Ireland, and other government officials
arrived at the Premier'? residence.
Government Feels C'onMent*
The optimism which has been so
pronouneed throughout the week Is
still in evidence.* but there was a
decided let-down as a result of the
inconclusive day's developments.
Lloyd George's previous statements
that the situation was too delicate
to be openly discussed have not
helped the public to patience, for
it had been hoped that by this time
the full conference would, bo at
In government circles, however,
the optimism is as pronounced as
ever, and this is reflected in the
reiterated statement by Arthur
O'Brien, president of the Gaelic
League In London, that the affair
is progressing smoothly and satisfactorily.
The public generally believes
that if there is a hitch in the
negotiations it will be from the side
of Craig?providing his speeches at
Belfast have :iot merely been for
home consumption, and the Ulster
premier intends to press his determination
to fight the brand of dominion
home rule which it is believed
the government intends to
offer Ireland. *
c- SL ?r ?T' .
IATH AND THE LITT
REFUSES TO EJECT
Famiiy of War Hero
Saved from Losing
NRW YORK, Jal J I&.?The
mfM?rr of a war Mb?MtrN
u?H Mr*. Hoar K*?akl. widow
af aa Aanrriraa aallor killed |a
Ike torpedoln* af the I'attH
Matea traanpart Llnrali, and
her faar children from tolas
turned aut lata tkr afreet la
Rraaklyra today. A dlnpaaoeaa
alt wan rereatl; filed acalant
Mm. IS'awakl. Without her
kaaaledgr, nhe leeiairo. It wan
deelded a?cala?t her. Then the
elty anamhal eane with three
depatlea to throw her helaaac
( in eat door*.
**If mj kaabind nan hrrr Inatead
of brine drowaH on a
tranapert takinc Mldlera to
France, 70a nonldn't do It,** tie |
"Hlio wan hf f demanded
John llajrm. one of the depatiea.
"Joha Jacob Kowakl, a Blew,
ard oa the Lincoln,** ?ke anaawii
Jack Nonakl! lie waa my
badii*,*' exclaimed Hagea.
"Baya, I'm off thla job.**
"With yea. both way*,** aald
The aaller'a widow still haa
TO TAKE KUTACMA
Turks Retiring to Encenon to
Make Stand Against
ATHENS. July 15?Bitter fighting
around Kutaohia. where the
Turks are offering: determined resistance
to the continued Greek
successes, is reported from Constantinople.
The Greeks have cut the IsmidKonia
railroad in three places, tapturing
Afloun Karahissar. their
primary objective, and are en flrtav.
Constantinople arc now entirely cut
off from southern Asia Minor and
even from the town of Eskiehehr
The Turks have evacuated the
village of Tenichahr and are retiring
to Etaeenou. where they disastrously
defeated the Greeks In
the last offensive.
Today will b? found aa indicated
Editorial Pace 4
Society Par* 5
Sporla Pages t-7
The Weathar Pagre j
The Gumps Paire 1<
Borrowed Huabanda.-Pare 1*
Four Paces of Classified
Ada in Second Section.
. . i
l?* ... -p. v ; .V Jc'> P
the national real estate conventioi
today. Continuing. he said.
"The government to some degree
directly or indirectly, controls 01
obstructs the flow of credits an<
is therefore responsible toward thif
part of the problem. The govern
ment can and should interest itsell
in dissemination of information li
scientific study of certain problemi
in materials and methods and ti
cooperation with industries to re
ceive voluntary reduction in wastei
that the cost of homes may be de
The (.000 delegates representini
real estate concerns from all part
of the country gave Secretary
Hoover close attention and ap
plauded his utterances frequently
Among other things, he said:
"This is the fourteenth industris
depression that we have sufferet
since the Civil War. We have com
through the thirteen others al
right. We have today greater re
sources and no less courage, skill o
intelligence than when we me
these disasters before. Thousand
of firms whose cases seemed hope
less months ago are now on the' roa<
President's Pi aaim.
Secretary Hoover outlined twelv
different phases of the economic
program of President Harding's ad
ministration and said the Presiden
and his Cabinet are giving ever:
effort to remove the great burdeni
upon commerce and industry.
"Obviously one of the most diffi
cult problems in front of the entin
country is that of housing." he said
"In 1110 we averaged about ll<
families to each 100 homes, and ii
1920 this had risen to about 11
families. This Indicates a shortage
By J. N. DARLING.
OUR PRIMARY DITTY
TO END MONOPOLY,
Says Combinations in Re
straiirt of Trade
CHICAGO. July 15.?"The toTerumeat
must, as a matter of primary
duty, drive out of business ever?
combination that attempts to restrain
Herbert Hoover, Secretary ol
| Commerce, brought this message tc
of nearly 1.600.000 home*, even 01
the 1910 standard."
The National Real Estate Aasocia
tion will carry on a campaign fo
establishment of building and loai
organizations in every city. Con
gress will be asked to amend usur:
laws to permit borrowing on mort
gages and other securities by agree
ment between borrower and lande
at prevailing market ratea of inter
Mr. Hoover said:
"A few days ago I had occaaio
to speak upon our present forel*
trade situation On this occasion
desire to discuss some phaaes c
our domestic commercial sltvatior
"We need no reminder that w
are in the midst of a great indus
trial depression. This one la nc
only the result of inflation and dls
asters from the war. but also ha
been Increased by the necoaaary re
action from the foolish poat-wa
This is the fourteenth lndustria
depraoalon that we have suffero
wince the Civil War. We have com
thronffli the thirteen others all rigfci
We have today greater reaowee
OOKTIXTKD Off PACK tteHT.
(Last rag* 6t TtaU Brfttoa)
BOLT KILLS BOY:
, STORM CAUSES
Nearby Property Lou Estimated
CAPITAL TIED UP
OVER TWO HOURS
White House Guard Hurt.
Havoc General Along
jured. and property, crops and livestock
da miffed to the extent of nearly
half a million dollars mfcen the
most severe rain, hail and electrical
storm since 1911 swept Washft\fftoa
and Its environs shortly after S
o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Government and private business
was disturbed, basements of buildings
la various parts of the city were
flooded, telephone and telegraph service
was interrupted, electric liffbts
were out, street car tralBc was delayed
and the city was in darkness
snd a state of demoraliaatioa for a
period of more than two hours.
Crops Staffer Danage.
Farmers in agricultural districts
surrounding the citv reported the
storm as the most disastrous In
many yoara. and expressed the belief
that It mould practically meaa
the ruin of potao and corn crops in
this section. Livestock was reported
killed and injured
Opening with rirld flashes of
lightning. deafening peals of thunder
and a delure of rain shortly after
S o'clock, the storm cast s pall of
ntack ciodqi o?rr mo cuy. ?nnn,
cwlnc to the cessation of electrk
power made the city as dark aa
night. which did not subside until
Mmk Dead hy LiffktBtacHarled
ae^enteen feet ia the air
a* the result of being atruck by a
bolt of lightning while tunding be.
neath a tree at 8eventh and K
streets northwest, an unidentifted
negro boy. 1< years old. was killed
, at 1:10 o'clock yeaterday afternoon.
He waB pronounced dead by emergency
Hospital physicians who rs ponded
to the call. The body waa
removed to the Diatrict morgue
Th# Tlctim of the storm wore a
white atriped ahirt. blue aerge
Knickerbocker trousers and patent
I leather ahoea. The police were un^
able to find any marks on the clothing
which would lead to the ider
tiflcation of the body.
White llsasr Gasrd Iajarr4.
During the most severe part of
the storm lightning atruck nesr the
White House and Special Officer
John D. Hauze. of the Second pre*
cinct. who was telephoning at the
time in the small guard house %t
the east entrance to the White
| Houae grounds, was bowled or#r
' , and shocked Aaide from a painfdl
r I strain. Hause escaped without in
President Wsrren G. Harding was
sitting at his deak Juat a short d;s
' tsnce from the place where the
1 bolt struck and afterward* admitted
that it startled him rremtty.
r Six Hwrt at Caap Meade.
I SI* soldiers were injured, owe *e*
riously, when a bolt of lightnlnr
- struck the mess hall at Camp
f Meade; however, all are expected
* to recover. One of the men was
* painfully burned about the Chen'.
II while another waa hurled through
' a window and wan severely Mfc
f jured about the arm aM bod*
The building was only s!i?htlir
| I'pwsrd of thirty trees wers up*
v rooted by lightning bolts In
rious parts of the city, in mtrr
. cases seriously obstructing traffic.
Som^ of the obstructions were loI
rated at Second and Flm streets
4 northweat. North Capitol and Li?r
coin road northeast Ninth and O
1 streets northeaat. Lincoln road an<l
- Q streets northeast. Second and
r Florida avenue northeast. M street
t between Firat and North Capitol
r streets northwest. First srecet he*
tween X and C streets northwest,
i North Capitol snd O streets northeast.
in front of 1508 Third street
northwest. 2S O street northwest.
P 52 O areet northwest, 12 S street
c northeast. 1712 Second street north
west, and 1212 Florida avenue
Nwfr fttatftea Cst Off.
B Almost simultaneous with the
darkneaa cauaed by the storm, the
~ Benning power plant of the Potomac
Electric Power Company sufD
fered a breakdown which incapao1
itated all of the varloua eub-st?
- tions throughout the city, stoppinc
. Capital Traction Company era nM
^ leaving business places, stores snd
the city streets in dsrkness.
Lifhttiini striking the trans
r formers at the Renning plant . a used
n a reduction In the voltage sufficient
to render all of the sub-station*
helpless, according to official*. *t
the plant. 8ervice was Interrupted
for two hours before the damage
r could be repaired, owing to the fact
that the company does not have
storage batteries to care for such
Practically all office buildinp*
were darkened to such an estent
n as to make the continuation of
n business impossible, while depsrt1
ment store? mere forced to give
f their patrons candle* so thst they
i. could find their way to the street*.
* BaalMM Unf Heevfly.
An Investigation Into the st"P
1 page of electric power yesterday
" and in an effort to improve the
* service In the future will he co?
ducted by Charles J. Columbus, secr
retary ?f the Merchants and Msaufarturers'
Association, in conjuneA
tion with the aeeociation> c^mtnttd
tee on lights and power
e '"The loas to business thr?uah
U occurrence Is tneetlaaabte." *ai<t Ce
m lumbu* lest night. "The flft??-eth
day of eeery month Is the busteet
OONTtXPIT OW PACE TWO.
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