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NO. 5424 ^ WASHINGTON. (t>, C., SUNDAY, SEPTEMBEk 11, 1921.-SIXTY-SIX PAGES ^ ?? FIVE CENTS \
24 DROWN A
Lit of Identified
> Dead and Injured ,
, *f Ckeater, except Mrs.
Maa, ?M Kajreie MeI'M*,
TW M mi
i., Ralph Derdy.
- Kaoff. "
Csaegai HaailltoTt. I
TWaaas Ivray. .
** - Maad Martha.
Mem. May at* Delta.
Mm. Blaier Ittiavfeltow.
T\mwmmm Marti a.
E**-eae Mr Bride.
' Mr*. Bertha Hawk las.
Tta. Mary Mar hi a.
Mrs. Florence Whtttiagrtea.
' *?Tla FarrelL
HALF MILLION LOSS
. AT ALEXANDRIA
damage in the Shipyard
- Alone Estimated to
Pour Area ?f possible Incendiary
ori*ln- Parting ar about the same
time last night threatened for a
while the entire industrial dUtric:
of the Are boat
A Iy,*? Thomaa Wright and Frank
were injured in battling
?*?ea All three of the Are drpar_
aenta of Alexandria and the
flreboat of Washington were required
te cope with the blasea. Practteally
the entire population of
t Alexaadrta was emptied into the
adjoining the biasing bulldwat-'hing
tie flames lick up
the structures. The loss may approach
a half million dollars.
The first blase started in the
Virginia Shipbuilding yards, burnlac
to the ground a storage bu:l<fM
lag containing a miaccllaneous
equipment of transport stores. The
lo** at this building is estimated
$100,000. Six fire-lines from the
Trent-Amalgam Company aelped to
stem the spread of the flames for
the other structures in the yards
until the Alexandria and other Are
departments could arrive. The sise
of the building was 150 by 200 feet.
Thief May Have Started It-One
of the possible explanations
given for the origin of tae shipbuilding
blase was that a thief had
entered the building and in ransacking
it dropped a light, igniting
Within an hour of the start of
th* first Are a building adjacent
\Jf the Mutual ice plant, used as a
storage house, burst into flames.
Part of this structure had been
leased by the government for the
storage of cotton since the war.
The loss to the government was
mot known last night. All of the
cotton, however, and practically the
entire three-story structure went
up in smoke.
The flames from this building
ftQuickly spread into the lumber
' plant of the W. H. Smoot Company.
adjoining, and destroyed a
lumber mill- of the plant,
f . Flreaaea Are Overremr.
' ft* was while battling these flames
that the two men of the flre-boat
were overcome by smoke and injured.
They were removed to the
hospital of the torpedo plant for
treatment. Their Injuries were not
The flre in the shipyards started
shortly after 8 o'clock. Three hours
later the flre chie^announced the
flames- were under control. The
blaze near the Ice plant, beginning
at about 9, was reported under
control at 11 o'clock. The building
adjoining the ice plant which was
destroyed is owned by the Mutual
Simultaneous with these Ares,
two' other minor Ares in different
parts of Alexandria occurred. The I
cause of and the loss at these Ares;
were not known last night.
? The quick work of the Are departments
prevented the spread of
the flames, and the possible destruction
of the entire shipyards.
Officials pointed out that the
themicals in a paint shop naturally
lend themselves to the starting
ef a*ry fire. y
(SvstfWl Cable to Tfce Washington BeraM
a ad Uaited Frooa.)
LONDON, Sept. 10.?The Polish
qahinet has resigned, according to
a dispatch from Warsaw today. *
Vincent I. Wltos, Polish premier,
tdWered his resignation to President
PllSudski four months ago, but at the
time it was not accepted, and the
cabinet was reconstructed. Dissatisfaction
over the inability of the government
to settle the Bileslan quesbettered
to have been the
(MM of the present demission of th.
Freed of Hold-Up Charge.
Etfmand Ess ton, cohired. of US M
a tract northwest, whoAra* accused of
hokMae up James ESunders. of Sit
Fo#r-and -a- h a I f street southwest, laat
9oAr night on Canal street sonthvwt
**was acquitted yesterday in Police,
Court. The accused provad that
ha ' was visiting friends at taTtline
Crowd Was Watching the
i Police Drag Creek for
MORE THAN FIFTY
DROP INTO WATER
Crash of Foot Walk Under
Strain Is Without
CHESTER, Pa.. Sept. 10.?Rescuers
had recovered tewnty-four
bodies from Chester Creek here ?t
midnight tonight, where nearly
fifty persons were hurled Into the
stieam when * the Third Street
Bridge collapsed with 200 people.
Police were'Still dragging and
grappling in the Jeep stream t*>r
more bodies. A big net had been
placed across the cr*2? to prevent
other bodies, believed to he In the
water, from going downstream into
the Delaware river.
The bridge collapsed when ttrr.
hundred people, men . women and
| children, were watching police drag
the stresm for the body of a boy
| who drowned at the spot earlier In
1 Most of the dead and injured, the
j latter numbering live, were women
I and children.
Fifty Throws late Creek.
! Without warning the whole north
end of the structure collapsed,
crumbling the concrete abutment to
bits. More than fifty were thrown
Into the creek and many managed
to scramble to safety, according to
Every hospital and morgue in
this city and some nearby towns
were crowded to capacity.
As soon as victims were recovered
they were rushed to hospitals
in an effort to resuscitate them.
Estimates of the number of injured
ran as high as fifteen and
More than Dosen Revived.
More than a dozen of the vicj
tims taken from t^e creek were revived
at hospitals by the use of
pulmotors and released from the
I Institutions, pollc% said.
I Nets were placed across the creek
Just below, where the accident took
place so that no bodies which may
still be In the water can drift
Police were stff!* 'wwikisf frantically
late tonight in an effort to
! ascertain whether there were more
dead in the water.
j The part of the bridge which colI
lapsed was the footwalk where
pedestrians cro'ss. The bridge Is
i made of iron, with cobblestones and
I street car tracks in the center and
! foOtwalks on each side.
At this point the creek is sixty
feet wide and of sufficient depth to
permit coal barges to dock at the
A large portion of the crowd on
the bridge was made up of patrons
of a motion picture theater nearby,
which had Just let out. When the
crowd heard of the dragging for
the drowned boy's body scores of
persons rushed to the bridge to
The theatergoers, adding to the
already large crowd which had
gathered, put too much strain on
the structure, and when the north
end of the bridge became so
crowded that not another person
could get on. the steel supporting
structure of the bridge gave way
and hurled them into the stream.
Witnesses of the tragedy said that
there wag not the slightest warning
of the crash before It occurred.
Sentiment in Business.
The old saying that "Business Is
'Business" gets a jolt once in a
I while when some big business firm
stirs a little sentiment into the>
I mixture. Recently a big chewing j
gum firm put a new brand on the i
market and called it Wrigley's j
P-K's. There have been many
guesses as to the iheaning of the
name. Some have said that it was
the initials of the slogan. "Packed
Tight?Kept Right." but really it ?
just a little matter of sentiment.
P. K. are the initials of Philip K..
the sen of the founder*of the business.
William Wrigley, Jr. P. K. is
now in the business as one of the
This daily index of local a<
more than merely a guide
guide to economical buying
. Sec. P?.
Amusements 4 2, 3
Barry-Pate Motor Co.. 1 10
Baseball 1 13
Berman Optical Co..1 4
C. H. Bready ft Co 1 15
Brentano's 1 2
Carroll-Erwln Co 4 5
Roy P. Carty 1 10
Claflin Optical Co 1 16
Delta Tours 1 16 District
Oakland Co. .. 1 9
H. W. Dubiske A Co... 1 17
l Emerson ft Orme 1 10
Pederal Employee .... 1 7
Gardiner * Dent. Inc.. 1 8
J. M. Olddlnc ft Co 4 4 .
Gude Bros. Co. 1 16
Haller ft Haller 1 16
H. R. Harlow Co. ..... 1 8
Haverford Cycle Co. ..1 13
W. B. Hlbbs ft Co 1 IS
Horning 1 16
House A Herrmann ... 1 6
A. A. Housman 1 IS
H. R. Howensteln .... 1 8
8. Kann Sons Co. 1 1. 4
D. J. Kaufman 1 1?
H. B. Leary. Jr. 1 ?
Dr. Lehman 1 H
Master Products Co.... 1 16
McKeevcr ft Goss .... 1 8
Throngs to Greet ]
Miss Gorman at
Police to Guard Prizes
Won by District
Hnndreda of the friend, of
MiM Margaret Gomaa, 8018
Cambridge place, who nM
awarded the 85.000 prlae at Atlantic
City aa the moat beautiful
rouaic woman la the Lulted
States. will gather at the Union y
Station at 10t25 toalakt to welcome
her haeh to Washington.
The pretty high achool girl,
who la the role of -Mian Washington"
won the heart of a vaot
holiday throng at the aeaahore |
resort, will hrlag with her the
varloua cupa and priaea, with a
total valuation of aeveral thousand
dollar*, which were
awarded to her In varloua
phaaea of ^he Intercity beauty
competltloa. Aa protection, a
corps of pollcemea will be on |
hnnd to gunrd them until they
nre placed la aafekeeplng. Policemen
alao will be detailed to
keep the crowd la order and
mnhe n paaaageway for MMlaa
Waahlngton" nnd her chaperon,
Mra. William Atherton DuPuy.
CONTINUED ON PAOB TWO.
DUB LIN REPORTS
Irish Newspapers, and
Many Sinn Feiners
LONDON, Sept. 10,?Eamoaa
de Valera, aa preaMeat of the
Iriah republic, baa accepted the
offer of Premier Lloyd George
for n renewal of aegotlatloaa
for peace. It waa officially aanounced
tonight. Tho next conference
will be held In luverneaa,
Scotland, on September 20
aad will W on the bnala of Ireand
remaining within the Brltlah
(Special Cable to Tho Washington Herald
and Chicago Tribune.)
LONDON. Sept. 10.?Report? from
Dublin to both the government and
the Irish represntatives here indicate
that there la a strong demand
among the rank and file of the Sinn
Feiners for acceptance by Dail
Bireann at its meeting Wednesday
bfUta apvernment's InvfthtWra to h
conference at Inverness
It Is pointed out by Irish representatives
here that it is quite
within possibility for the Irish to
ignore the first paragraphs of Prime
Minister Lloyd George's letter and
to accept an invitation to "ascertain
how th? asociation of Ireland
with the community of nations
known as the British Empire can
Toest be reconciled with Irish national
aspirations." This is regarded
as admitting discussion of every
possible relationship, even that of a
dual monarchy which is said to be
the solution gaining favor among <
the moderates. . i
Ii lab Preaa Favors It. 1
A most significant sign is that
the Irish press has r^overed Its
voice and la talking for the first
time with some show of independence.
Every newspaper is urging
It la stated in Dublin that De
Valera will not accompany the delegation
to Inverness but it will be
led by Arthur Griffith. It Is reported
here that Lloyd George is considering
postponing the date of the
conference for a week. This is due
to the ^ct that the "Highland
Gathering." which is the fashionable
Highland function of the^ year,
takes place in Inverness during the
week of September 20 and the
hotels are all booked to the doors, i
Want Both Meetings.
The thrifty Highland hotel keepers
want to have both the "Gathering"
and tbe conference but they
refuse to turn out the "Gathering'
guests, who have more money tc
spend, for government officials.
The Herald's Belfast corrcfspon
dent wires that the Ulster capital
is very apprehensive over the ambiguity
of the Prime Minister's last
letter, which might be interpreted
as allowing the reopening of Ulster's
position. To this, Ulsterites
say, they will never consent.
SEPTEMBER u, igjj.
Ivertisers in The Herald is
to advertisements?h is a
' 8ec. Pg.
Maxwell Furniture Co. 1 7
Meyer', Shop, .... .J.. 1 t
National Auto Tire Co. 1 18
Chas. E. Miller. Inc 1 10 !
Model Fur Shop 4 5 National
Laboratories. 1 1?
O.man 1 17
Penn Qil Co 1 11
People* i>rug Stores . 1 5 1
Wm. S. Phillips j. 1 15
Riemer ft Co 1 IS <
Wm. Rosendorf ... 4 4
Semmes Mot* Co,..).. 1 io
F. H. Smith Co 1 s
T>t. Smith 1 4
Staff Hotel 1 16
C. R Simpson 4 S
W. J. Sloane 1 s
Stock Exchange Securities
Corp I 6
Co.-. 1 8 1
H. B. Terrett 1 *
Thaden Motor Sales Co. 1 9
Benjamin Veaner ..... 4 5
Allan E. Walker 1 8
Vienna Hat Factory ..1 1*
M. ? R. B. Warren .... 1 8
Wash. Templar Motors
Co 1 ?
Dr. Wright 1 1?
POLITICS ALIVE 1
People Still Discuss Fu-jl
tare Outlook of Starving
WHITER MEETS TWO F
WHO LIVED IN U. S. 1
Former 'Frisco Kitchen I
Worker Envies American
[gralll Cable to The WatUsrtsn Herald
and C hi caff o Tribune.) j
(Br FLOYD GIBBONS.) L
SAMARA. Sept. 10?In the midst n
of famine and death politics is '
still alive In Russia and anybody, ?l
who has strength enough, and the r'
people who have are usually of the a
official class. Is ready to tell you K
what Is the matter with the ccun- H
try and how much better, or worse,
it Is going to be at an early date.
Benny Grabsby, whose flrst Job
In America was washing dishes in b
a San Francisco restaurant. Is now e
connected with the Communist fl
forces commanding the Samara government.
That is how I happened
to meet him there, where even the t
memory of a Job in a restaurant con- n
taii>? nourishment and is not to be
despised. Benny denies that he has
been officially assigned to propagandise
and make a proper red out c
of me?he says he likes to talk to n
me because it seems homelike and ^
besides tne bouquet of my cigarette
was enough to tempt any idealist to *
desert a cause. b
Knvted V. S. Workers. t
He says he wants to test his s
strength and, like a Spartan he re- t
fuses my smokes.
"What made you a revolutionist?"
I asked him tonight as we threaded
our way through ragged bundles of u
refugees in the crowded Samara v
railroad yards, where the starving. *
homeless and sick could be seen ti
shivering and scratching under d
their scanty coverings. Intermit- b
tent electric bulbs and arc lights. P
each surrounded by a cloud of insects,
threw a ghastly half light on
that bivouac of misery. -s<
"America," replied Benny. "Dish- a
washing was a bad start, but It was s
the best Job I had ever had?more b
money and lighter work than I ever n
had in the Russian leather factory b
Besides I did not speak a word of \
English and in a room at night in h
several weeks - I learned to say v
Srhoa* and 'get up' and I left dish- ii
washing for a Job as a ariver as- n
sistant on a delivery wagon. I c
rattled around San Francisco on li
that wagon for two months delivering
stuff to all kinds of places-r- d
big hotels, swell flat buildings and b
bungalows on the edge of town, a
That gave mo a big chance to see ti
the city?to learn how America N
worked and lived. That 1* what
made a revolutionist out of me."
"Was it so terrible as that?" I
America Was Heaven. jf
"Hell, no. It was like heaven
compared to what our people were
used to in Russia. Every time I
saw the American worklngman,
writh his home and family, wearing
good clothing, eating three square
meals a day and sending their kids 1*
to school, I thought of the workers
In Russia?ignorant?half fed, living
in cellars, two families to a
roonv?ifo schooling?working from
morning to night and then doing
piece work at home?eating nothing
but black bread and dried fish,
and little of that." n
While we were talking we walked nt
on a platform betWeen two trains
of box cars loaded with refugees.
"Hello, Yank, got a light?" came
the greeting in Americanze with a C
Russian accent from the darkness F
of the car. As we stopped, a 0
medium-sized, heavy-set man, with o
a seedy black felt hat of American 7
make, Jumped from the car door 1
to the platform. e
Worked for Bethlehem Steel. ^
"Are you an American?" we ^
asked the stranger as he lighted
a new cigarette.
"Not so you could notice It," he
replied. "I saw enough of that
Joint. I took out my first papers,
but no more of that wage slavery *
for me. I am never going back *
there until I go back with a gang ?
and change the government."
"What happened to you in Amer- "
icar I asked.
41 worked for the Bethlehem *
Steel Company and they are the f
slickest gang of capitalist czars in h
the world. If I could blow that J
place ofT the map I would be happy s
We almost done it, too. We had a
a bunch and we belonged to the a
All-Russian Workers and Anar v
"What do you think of this gov- t|
ernment after America?" Bennv
*T?ot of grafters," replied the bad ?
man of Samara. "L.ook at all of
us poor people starving to death and
then look at all of these commissars
and Soviet officials running around
in automobiles and drinking booze fl
and keeping women in their places, e
[ thought that this ww going to h
be the land of freedom, but it is t,
lust the same as all the other gov- n
srnments?red tape and fat officials jj
and starving people." *
"Good night comrade, I wish you p
food luck," said Benny to the dlsarruittled
one after he had caraally Vl
nauired the latter's name and C|
lodging in Samara. Benny stepped n
ifty fe^t away and wrote tnem In gt
tils not? book. n
"He won't have to worry l?n* j,
ibout going out of here," said Q)
Benny. "Hy report on that goes ^
nto the Samara headquarters tonight.
He will leave .a damn sight
loner than he expert?. **
Plate Printers' Outing. b
Nearly 4.000 persons visited Chesa- B
jeake Beach yesterday on the annual I
excursion of Local N#. s of the Plate p
Printers' Union. Scores remained at w
he resort ovirnlgrht for the brilliant tl
losing celebration. Athletic even*, si
irith cash prlxes for the winners, con- 1<
itltuted one of tile principal fea- k
HOCK TO SAVE
iincoln Monament Can
Now Be Solidly
LOOR BASE CRACKS
)amage Can Be Seen
From Below, But
Layers of solid rock were struck
00 feet below the base of the
Incoln Memorial early yesterday
torning and the walls of the
J,000,000 building:, which have been
lowly sinking: and slipping in the
eclatmed ground for two months,
re believed to be saved. Frank
Vernon, engineer in charge, told The
[erald last night.
Discovery of rock was the first
ay of hope for the safety of the
uilding to reward the efforts of
ngineers who have been digging
or rock. The reclaimed land ^>n
>"hich it was based could not rusaln
the weight of Washington's
ew snd costly public building.
Struck t ader Wast Wall.
Rock was first struck below the
enter of the west wall, but Kelon
sunk a shaft below the north
'all and sounded rock a little more ?
han 100 feet below the structure's
ase. These tests, together with
he substantial layers of rock
truck below the west wall indicate
hat rock extends all around and
nder the memorial, eKmon said.
The building has been completely
ndermined by engineers since July,
rhen it was discovered that the
iraHs had sunk four inches, and
hree shifts of sixty men have been I
igging day and night for a rock
ase on which to found the concrete
When the building began to
ettle. the supporting piers slipped
lightly because of their unsubtantial
base a'nd this caused the
ottom of the floor to crack in
umerous places. These cracks can
e seen from beneath but not above.
Vater rose and the relief crew has
ad to haul out mud and drain the
rater. Below the north walls fhore !
1 still thirty feet of water which lust
be drained before excavating
an be started and the piers can be
Excavation has begun below a
ozen piers, which are supporfedt
y beams during their undermining,
nd concrete will be filled in below ,
hem shortly, it was said yesterday.
fo more than a doren piers will be
COKTIXrED 0!f PAGE SIX.
XtG SHOW JUDGES
ARE BEING CHOSEN
[ennel Club Officials Going
Over List of National
Officials of the Washington Kenel
Clubs are considering a list of
ational authorities from which
hey expect to select judges for
he club's eighth annual dog show
o be held in the Coliseum over i
Center Market. Ninth street and
'ennsylvania avenue northwest,
>ctober 14 and 15. The club will <
pen a bureau of Information at
12 Twelfth street northwest
'hursday for the convenience of '
Every indication points to the 1
irgest show in the history of the
>cal clubs, say members. The local
ennel club is a member of (the
how is held under the sanction of
he parent organization.
Cash prizes, amounting to about
4,000, regular and special, will be
warded, and in addition there will
e side prizes of cups, plate, umrellas
and other articles for the
George F. Foley, of Philadelphia,
rill be superintendent of the show,
nd with a corps of assistants will
ave charge of all details. The dogs
rUl be benched and fed by the
pratt's Patent. Ltd.. of Newrk,
N. J. Dr. William P. Collins
nd Dr. D. E. Buckingham, club i
eterinarians, will pass on every
og entered and will look after
heir health and welfare during the
district May Purchase
Two Army Automobiles
Purchase of two automobiles for
re department chiefs, from the Fedral
government's surplus stock at
tog island, was recommended yeserds.y
by Thomas Robinson, chief
lachlnist of the department, who
ispected the stock and reported that
ith repairs, the automobiles would
Commissioner Oyster said he faored
immediate purchase and repair
f the automobiles. Funds for the
lachines are available, it is undertood.
All of the chiefs have automobiles.
Several machines should be
eld in reserve for use while the
thers are being repaired. Fire Chief ,
fatson said y^pterday.
Three Months for Theft.*
Ernest Ritchie, colored, who Is
tleged to have entered the school
uilding at Forty-second street snd
lenning road northeast and stolen
10? snd a bunch of keys from the
urse of Virgie Stokes, the Janltress,
as sentenced yesterdsy to serve
tree roonth.1 In jail by Judge Hsrdi>n
In Police Court, on a charge of
ircsnjtr Ritchie admitted taking the <
eys, but denied touching the
May Call Conference in
ATLANTIC err*. nr. 4,
10?PrttUmi Har4l>( and kit
?arty MrtrH kerr skortlj after
mldnlgkt tonlakl OB tkelr mofoe
trip froH WatklB(1n. Tkey
immediately wwt I* tkelr rooms
la tke Rlts-Carlton Hotel.
Tke PmMtallal Varkt Mar'?
? arrive la New
York toaorroit, aad tke party
prokaklr will motor ta that elty
Tuesday ar Wfi.fMi,, retars10
tke capital oa tke yaekt.
President Hardin* anl fteeretary
Hoover were aaakle to
leave Boverameatal matters eatlrely
brklnd oa tka eieratlvr
party's motor trip, aad a peat
moat of tkelr tlaae dlseas.1.*
tke proposed eaafereaee oa aaemployment.
It was understood tkey were
roaceatratlaB pHaelpally apoa
tke Personnel of tke eeaamlssloa
wklek will attempt ta alleviate
tke present sltaatlsa. Wklle
he site of tke eosferesee kas
?ot yet keea lied. It was believed
tkat It mlckt ke keld kere.
"Tke party, traveling It. Innr
aatomoblles. arrived la Pklladelpkla
skortly after ? o'rloek,
and kad dlaaer at tke Stratford
A eklckea aearly eansed a
tracedy after 4ke party left
Baltimore. Tke ekleken ran
neross tke road after tke I'resldenfa
ear kad passed, and Jaat
la froat of tke Secret Service
marklae. Tke latter stopped
saddealy ta avoid strlklatt tke
fowl, aad tke ear following
enme alongside. A Uttle sirl.
seeklnK to resene tke eklckea.
dnaked lato tke road, aad tke
laat ear swerved Jast la time to
miss ker by laekes.
IN ARMS PARLEY
Gompers Plans Nationwide
A nation-wide demonstration in
favor of International disarmament
will be staged by organized labor
as President Harding's disarmament
conference opens in Washington on
Worember 11, President Samuel
Gompers. of the American Federation
of Labort announced yesterday.
Labor. Gompers saidt hopes to
unite all the people of the country
in a big Armistice Day celebration
to show to the world that the American
public is solidly back of President
Harding's step toward disarmament.
Parndra and Meeting*.
Thousands of cenrtal labor unions
throughout the country are asked
by the national officials to take the
lead in each city or community in
bringing together the disarmament
sentiment in great mass demonstrations
in the form of parades and
mass meetings Included in the
program of the labor organization is
an extensive celebration of Armistice
Pians announced by the federation
are being put into operation by
Samuel Gompers, by authority of
the executive council, in conformity
with the established position of the
American federation in favor cf
disarmament, a position taken by
the A. P. of L. in convention in
Letter to Organisation.
Trade unions. State federations,
cfvic bodies, women's organizations
and educational societies were sent
the following letter by Gompers by
order of the executive council:
"The executive council of the
American Federation of Labor has
decided that American organized
labor must take the lead in impr^s*
Ing upon the international conference
for the limitation of disarmament
the overwhelming world determination
to stop conducting
international affairs on a military
"In accordance with the action of
the executive council every ccntral
labor union body in America is
urgently called upon to perform a
definite duty in order that the disarmament
conference may not forget
its purpose, and in order that
the largest possible disarmament
may be achieved.
Dark IT. S. Delegates.
"On the opening of the disarmament
conference November 11 there
should be a national demonstration,
giving voice to the thought and
determination of America, backing
up our government in its leadership
toward disarmament, ancb giving
courage and determination to
the American representatives in the
"The time has come now to speak
with the full volume of our voice,
joining with all other elements in
American life and citizenship whose
faith is akin to ours and whose
love for peace is as deep. It is expected
that every city central body
will join in the national demonstration.
leaving no liqk in tfie great
chain across the country.
"It Is highly desirable that this
great Armistice Day disarmament
demonstration be not along the expression
of labor's views, but that
It be the expression of the views
of our citizenship, undfer labor's
"Action fs the need-of the hour
The time has com? to disarm.' is
the slogan. The hour has struck to
make good our faith in democracy,
to bring success to a great constructive
movement in which labor has
been the leader."
Unfilled Steel Orders
Decreased in August
NEW YORK, Sept. 10?Unfilled
tonnage of th? United States Steel
Corporation decreased 298.39*. It was
announced today. The unfilled tonnake
totalled 4.511.926 August II,
compared with 4,130.124 July II;
117,ICS Jan? 10. and 10.805.03S August
IN SAN ANTO!
Nearby Towns Suffer
Damage by Flood and
CITY DEATH LIST
MAY REACH 150
Conservative Estimate Is
100?Soldiers Get 500
ANTONIO. Tex-. Sept. 10-?j
With forty-one bodies In morfuea at J
San Antonio a# the result of storm* j
and floods* reports sf havoc In other
parts of South Central Texas began ,
to filter In over crippled wires to- 1
Extensive damage wai reported j
from Hutto, South Austin. Cameron. ;
Belton and other small towns as the
result of rain and wind. The es- j
timate of $5,000,000 damage In San i
Antonio, was sugmented by reports
of $1,000,000 damage near I
Cameron, hundreds of thousands |
dollars damage to the South Central j
Texas cotton crop, railway bridges,
highways, villages and farm property.
1041 to 11# Dead Is City.
Some estimates place property!
damage in San Antonio as high as I
$12,000,000 and loss of life at 150. j
These estimates were made by city
officials or police, but more conserv- J
atlve haxards let the death list
stand at 100.
More thsn 1.000 homes were inundated
in San Antonio, most of
them wrecked by the twelve* to fif- 1
teen feet of water that rushed into
the city from the San Antonio River
near midnight, as most of the city
was asleep, huntag; buildings from !
foundations and xrumpling them j
against one another.
Heavy Residence Damage.
Scenes of tragedy and horror were
uncovered by soldiers, police and
other rescue workers In the residence
district. Debris was piled high j
tonight, where the water had receded
almost a? quickly as it swept
Into the streets.
Heaviest property loss was in the i
city's downtown district. Blocks of
street paving were swept away j
Heaviest damages to residences was j
in the vicinity of Alaxan Creek, j
where a strip of residences two
miles In f#ntrth and * hal* mile wide |
was wrecked or swept away.
Soldier* Hold Baek Mob*.
Loss of life was heaviest in this
j district, where the water, crushing i
i in walls on persons asleep, snuffed
j out scores of lives. All day today
' relatives and relief workers cleared i
' away mud-blackened piles of debris
j uncovering victims, while regular
I soldiers from army camps of the
Eighth army corps near San Antonio
held back the thousands of curious
and scores of looters who tried
to surge into the stricken real-'
dence district?where nothing had
been left but a two-mile strip of
chaos, buildings warped, twisted and
blackened by mud. ,
Heroic work of soldiers rushwl
here from Forts Sam Houston and
Travis was responsible today for
hundreds of lives being saved.
Braving the whirling waters and
crosscurrents, the men risked their
own lives to bring 500 or more persons
to safety from floating houses,
tree tops and every imaginable
place of refuge.
Military passes were necessary
to get into the wrecked districts
tonight. Although the city was not
under martial law. it was virtually
under military control and soldiers
stationed at entrances to the restricted
zone kept out all but relief
workers and others with military
Relief work will continue
throughout the night and in the
meantime efforts will be made to
get in touch with the territory
around Austin. Cameron, Taylor and
several other points where violent
wind storm and rains ranging
from six inches to cloudbursts
Report* from Country.
Houses were reported blown
down in a number of small towns
In Mllah County. In dispatches received
tonight The sheriff's office
here was trying to verify a report
that the towns of Hutton~and South
Austin, near the State capital,
A half score of persons were
known to have been injured there
Raialroad traffic was demoralised
In South Texas by the storms and
floods. he Katy's crack "Texas
Special" was marooned between
Georgetown and Austin, according
to latest available reporta
Five persons were held at police
headquarters tonight on a charge
of looting which was well under
way before waters had begun to
Relief work was organized and
$21,500 was subscribed to relief
funds at a mass meeting called
this afternoon by Mayor Black,
and as the result of which It watarranged
for military authorities
to supply the homeless wit htents.
Sylvan Lang was appointed head
of the committee to solicit funds
for the relief work. Civilian heads
to co-operate with the Red Cross
and arrange for taking care of
bodies of victims we*e also named.
The market house was selected as
Club to Visit Caverns.
One hundred and Otty member, of
the Red Triangle Club of the T. M.
a A. will leave this morning to
vfslt Endleu Caverns. Va. The caverns
are owned by Col. Edward T.
Brown and hia son, Kaj- Edward M
Brown. 1711 I street northwest. J. O.
Johnson 1* president of the Triangle
(DIES FOUND, ;
Dog and Cat Guard
Body of Mistress
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Was alM found alive on Uc M.
OFFERS OF HELP
TO SAW ANTONIO
Thousands Are Homeless.
Lack of Water Adds to
Br o. B. BLACK,
Major af San A at onto.
SAN ANTONIO. Te*.. Bert. It.?
it was in this city, in fact, vithm
an easy stone's throw of where
flood waters swept last night, that
the defenders of the Alamo gave up
Words are Inadequate to describe
the catastrophe whi.n has swept
our city, and the amount of damage
done and the number of lives lost
can only be conjectured as yet- The
property damage, it is certain, will
run into millions and is irreparable. ,
To the outside world, however, I
want to say that we still have a
big majority of citisens in San
Antonio who. when a crisis like
this come* along, can demonstrate
that they have Alamo stock in them.
Appreciate* Offers of Aid.
As mayor of a stricken city, t ?
want to express my appreciation of
the many offers of help that have
poured in upon us. but at the same
time I will have to rejec\ them. We
will be able to care for those who
need h?lp. to bury our dead and te
reconstruct those parts of our city
that hsve been devsstated. At least
w? are going to tackle the.^Job?
in fact have sTt^ATfy 'Tfcrtrlefl It.
Regarding the damage done by
the flood waters, a survey made
today shows that not a single business
house In the downtown dls'
trict escaped the rush of he flo^d
waters, and In most cases their en!
tire stocks of merchandise are total
losses. Everything on ground
floors and that was stored in basements
was wiped out and is practically
In the western part of the dty.
where the Joss of life was heaviest*
hundreds of houses have been
swept away, and several thou*
sand people, mostly women ar.d
children, must be cared for until
they are able to^ rehabilitate themselves.
The city is not under marti.M law.
and will not be. Military authorities.
however. are co-operating
with us. and with their splendid
assistance we sre rapidly getting *
grip upon the situation. Relief
committees have been organized,
j the city tonight is efficiently po|
liced, there is no looting or other
outlawry and citizens and soldiers
are working In perfect harmony.
City without Water.
Our gravest danger is from fire
The city is without water, due to
the wrecking of water mains alt
I over the city, and all efforts right
now are being centered on rem|
edying the greatest menace. Every
precaution is being taken, however.
| to guard against danger from this
In rejecting the kindly offers of
| assistance which have been sent
to us by many sist* r cities, it Is
not with any intent to get bombasj
tic. The job is one we've got to J
tackle alone?and we are going to
TATTY' IN TRISCO
FOR DEATH PROBE
Drives From Los Anpeless to
Tell Police About Actress'
SAN* FRANCISCO. Sept. 10.?Roncoe
(Fatty) Arbudkle, coming from
Los Angeles to discuss with thfe
San Francisco police the d^ath of
Miss Virginia Rappe, motion picture
actress, arrived in Oakland
He had driven, with his attorney,
FVank Domlnguez. from Los Angeles
by auto in les than seventeen
hours?a distance of nearly *00
He tok the Oakland ferry for San
Franciscp. saying h^ would go immediately
to policy headquarters
**I am coming here to do all I c*n
to help with the investigation of
the ase." Arbuckle said.
Coroner Leland. of San Francisco,
onight summoned a coroner's
jury to hold an inquest Monday
over the body of Mis Rappe. It
was annunced that the grand Jury
was prepared to take up the investigation
Monday night should
the verdict of the coroner's jury
Arbuckle stated before leavlnp
Los Angeles that Mi*.* Rappe became
hysterical while a m< <
a large party in his uite ?t a Io<:?t
hotel Monday afternoon, tfcat he
asked women members to care f^r^
her: that she did not respond to
treatment, and that he then sec red
a room for her and called a rhyallan.
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