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Cloudy, probable showers tonight
And tomorrow, no change in tempera
Temperature for twenty-four hours
ended 2 p.m. today: Highest. 75. at 8
p.m. yesterday- lowest. 7?, at 7 a m
Full report on page 15.
Closing New York Stocks, Page 15.
Saturday's Net Circulation, M.OftO
Sunday's Net Circulation, 78,692
WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, JULY 21, 1919?TWENTY PAGES.
PRESIDENT IS ILL;
Illness Develops While on
Cruise, From Which He
- Returned Today.
President Wilson returned to Wash
ington early today from a week end
cruise to Hampton roads and was im
mediately ordered to bed by his per
sonal physician. Hear Admiral Cary T.
(?rayson, who announced that the
J'resident was suffering- with dysen
Admiral Grayson said the President's
condition was not serious, but that he <
probably would be unable to receive
callers before the end of the week.
ICngagements which Mr. Wilson had
with a number of republican sena
tors to discuss the peace treaty and i
the league of nations were canceled.
The President had been complain
ing of feeling badly for several days,
and when he started down the Poto- ?
mac Saturday night on the Mayflower
it was supposed that he was suffering
with a slight attack of indigestion.
Senators who were to have called
at the White House today were Kdge, I
New Jersey; Norris, Nebraska; Cum- .
mins, Iowa, and Calder, New York. ;
Declined Invitation. Report Says.
While Senator Norris' name was on
the list of engagements for today, .
there were published reports that he
had declined the President's invita- |
tion. The senator, however, refused to
discuss these reports further than to
say that any publication on the sub
ject was unauthorized by him.
Senator Norris did not visit the
White House at 11 a.m.. the hour at i
which he had been asked to call, and
White House attaches, who commu- i
nicated with his office to announce j
that the President had been forced to
cancel his appointments for the day.
were told that the senator haJ writ
ten a note to the President. It was
said at the White House that th^note
had not been received there at that
Senator Sterling of South Dakota
had been invited to the White House
tomorrow and Senators Page of Ver
mont and McLean of Connecticut on
Wednesday. These engagements were
postponed, it being the President's
intention to see the senators in the
order in which they were invited.
OF 11 FORD BE SEFj
Counsel Argue Over Its j
Scope, Especially on Ques- ;
tion of Preparedness.
Br the Associated Press.
MOUNT CLEMENS. Mich.. July 21.? j
The second week of the appearance j
of Henry Ford as a witness in his !
$1,000,00^ libel suit against the Chica- ;
go Daily Tribune opened today with a '
long argument on scope of cross
rxamination, particularly where it in
Early in the case, after three days i
of argument. Judge Tucker ruled that j
evidence on preparedness, produced ;
for the single purpose of airing the j
varying views of what constitutes aj
state of defense, was not admissible.
The ruling was modified, however, by ;
the judical opinion that whatever
Henry Ford wrote or said, or the j
Tribune publ'shed, was admissible. i
Mr. Ford's Act Lets Evidence In.
The fact tnat Mr. Ford, through his
peace publ city campaign, conducted
by Theodore Delavigne, employed as
: an expert by the manufacturer, wrote
voluminously in opposition to pre
paredness, let in much testimony on
All last week Mr. Ford was ques- ;
tioned as to the three advertisements j
which were published under his name,
all opposing Army and Navy increases,
and as to interviews to the same effect !
published by John Reed and Edward
Marshall, magazine writers, and given
to newspapers by Henry A Wise
Questions Show President's Views.
Elliott G. Stevenson, senior counsel for
the Tribune, was allowed to cross-ques- I
tion the witness as to the assertions in
the advertisements and the questions in !
the magazine and newspaper articles,
which brought out by the nature of the
questions much that President Wilson
*aid when he made addresses urging
preparedness in several cities in lOlfi.
Alfred Lucking and Alfred G. Murphy,
attorneys for Mr. Ford, laid a barrage
of objections between the Tribune law
>er and their client, asserting that Mr. j
Stevenson was covering old ground over
;tnd over again, and that he was by a i
roundabout method dragging in the pre- i
paredness evidence interdicted by the
It was accordingly decided to argue
the point today, and the jury was not '
required to report until 10 o'clock.
SENATORS IN INQUIRY I
INTO H. C. OF L. IN D. C.
The subcommittee of the Senate
committee on the District of Colum
bia, charged with the investigation
of the cost of living in the District,
held a preliminary .meeting at the
Capitol this afternoon, commencing
at 2 o'clock, to outline a schedule of
Dr. Mosher, an expert from New
Tork, who is now acting with the
committee on salary reclassifications,
attended the meeting and gave the
committee the benefit of his experi
ence in other investigations of this
kind. Dr. Livingstone of the bureau
of markets was also asked by the com
mittee to offet suggestions.
When the hearings commence they
will be held in one of the large hear
ing rooms in the Senate office bu Id
ing. That there is deep public in
terest in the hearings was manifested
today by the number of citizens who
called up the committee clerk to ask
when the hearings will begin.
? The committee is composed of Sen
ator* Ball, Copper, EUiins, Sheppard
NO FUNDS TO FIGHT
HUGE FOREST FIRES
Non-Passage of Agricultural
Bill the Cause; Flames
Uncontrolled and spreading every
hour, forest fires are raging: in north
ern and central Idaho, western Mon
tana. and in some sections of Wash
ington, according to the forest service
here. And there are no funds avail
able to secure enough men to fight the
tires on account of the non-pas^a^e of
the agricultural appropriation bill for
the current fiscal year. Estimates of
damage, authorities declare, will run
up to more than a million dollars.
2.000 Fight With No Hope of Pay.
At present, two thousand foresters,
working with prospects of no pay. or
with the hope of securing living funds
through private sources, are fighting
the flames, but are making negligible
headway. Five times this number, it
is estimated, are required to success
ful^ rope with the elements.
The Oregon state board of forestry
has wired the War Department for
3.0Q0 gas masks, for use by men fight
ins" threatening fires in that state. The
forest service of the Agricultural De
partment also has put in a request
for thousands of gas masks for the
$15,000 a Day Is Spent.
The timber being consumed by
flames is mainly of the white pine,
yellow pine and fir variety. The white
pine forests of northern Idaho are
regarded as the most valuable. In
this section alone hundreds of thou
sands of dollars have been lost by the
flames and unestimated tnousands
more are endangered.
The appropriation for the forest
service will total between five and
six millions of dollars. Fifteen thou
sand dollars per day and more are
spent during the fire season.
Flames Checked by Wireless' Aid.
One of the most successful features
of the present fire fighting is a wire
less across the Bitter Root range of
mountains. The advices sent across the
range by this method when telegraph
and other means of communication have
been demolished have been of inestim
able value, it is declared, in checking an
enormous spread of the flames.
The shortage of labor is another
fundamental reason for the small
force. On account of the large' sur
plus of positions for men. sufficient
unemployed cannot be obtained to work
on prospects of payment.
MAKES MONEY BILLS
EFFECTIVE FROM JULY 11
The House adopted the resolution,
offered by Chairman Good of the ap
propriation committee, making the
appropriations carried in the five im
portant money bills which were delayed
in passage, including the sundry civii
and agricultural bills vetoed by the
President, making these amounts
available as from July 1.
This action was taken in order there
might be .no delay after the passage
of the bills in payment of back sal
aries to employes of the Department
of Agriculture and the other govern
ment establishments, iri which a delay
in the passage of the appropriations
has caused serious inconvenience and
some hardship to the government
Chairman Good endeavored to pass
this resolution by unanimous consent
on Saturday, but was delayed through
objection by Representative Currie.
who was afraid that it might delay
the passage of the prohibition en
BODY OF POILU KILLED IN
BERLIN ARRIVES IN PARIS
Germany Willing to Recompense
Soldier's Family, But Not the
PARIS, July 21.?The body of Sergt.
Paul Mannheim of the French Army,
who was murdered in Berlin on July
13. arrived in Paris at 6 o'clock this
PARIS, July 20 (by the Associated
Press).?"Berlin must pay," and simi
lar headlines in the newspapers today
indicate the feeling that has been
aroused in France by the news that
Germany is not inclined to pay the
1,000.000 francs fine assessed for the
killing of a French sergeant by Ger
mans at Mannheim. The newspapers
point out that a state of war with Ger
many will exist until the peace treaty
is ratified and that until then Marshal
Foch is in command and that he must
The French government recently
sent a note to Berlin demanding
3,000,000 francs indemnity for the
murder of Sergt. Mannheim and an
additional sum to Mannheim's family.
Germany, in reply, refused to pay the
indemnity, but pointed out that in the
apology forwarded before receipt of
the French note Germany had agreed
to recompense the family of the mur
dered soldier. The German govern
ment added that if France was not
satisfied with the offer Germany was
willing to leave the matter to a mixed
court of arbitration.
WANTS II. S. MAN
President Asks Senators to
Permit Appointment Pend
ing Treaty Action.
DEBATED WITH NO RESULT
| President Wilson today asked the
I Senate foreign relations committee to
' approve the appointment of an Ameri
I can member of the reparations com
i mission provided for under the peace
, treaty, to act provisionally pending
i Senate action on the Versailles docu
j ment. The committee debated the re
I quest for more than an hour without
I The President wrote that he made
! the request because he considered it
i "of so much importance- to the busi
1 ncss intcrojts of the country" that the
i Ur.i'eu States be represented on the
! Senator Williams, democrat. Missis
; sippi offered a resolution declaring
the committee willing to approve such
an appointment, but Chairman Lodge
and other republican members op
posed it. while Senators Knox, repub
lican. Pennsylvania, and Harding., re
publican, Ohio, offered substitutes
that would declare the committee
without authority in the matter. None
of the proposals came to a vote.
Letter to Mr. Lodge.
The President's letter to Chairman
"My dear Senator:
"There are some things in connec
tion with the execution of the treaty
of peace which can hardly await the
action of the several governments
which must act with regard to the
ratification of the treaty, and the chief
of these is the functioning of the
reparation commission. It is of such
I importance to the business interests of
I the United States as well as to the na
I tions with which we are associated
j that the United States should be repre
| sented on that commission and repre
| sented now, while the work of the com
mission is taking shape, that I am
taking the liberty of writing to ask
if you will not be kind enough to con
sult the committee on foreign relations
with regard to the particular appoint
ment and say to them that I would
very much appreciate their approval
of my appointing provisionally a rep
resentative of the United States to act
upon the reparations commission.
"Very sincerely yours,
, "WOODROW WILSON."
Wrangle in Senate.
Senate controversy over the treaty
was resumed today in a wrangle, pre
liminary to the scheduled address, be
tween Senator Williams, democrat, of
Mississippi, and Senators Lodge of
Massachusetts and Borah of Idaho, re
publicans. It was claimed that the
last two, in recent addresses, had sub
mitted erroneous statistics regarding
Shantung, but both republicans sharp
ly denied the assertion. Mr. Lodge
said that while Japan secured terri
torial control over only the Shantung
ports, the German railroad and other
concessions transferred give her prac
tical control over the whole province.
Referring to Senator Borah's recent
statement that financial interests fa
vor the treaty. Senator Williams con
gratulated financiers upon their po- 1
Bankers favor peace, he said, be
cause war prevents commercial, finan
cial and other developments.
"Sometimes the money power is
right." said Senator Williams, "and
if their interest is selfish I thank God
they are contributing to the peace of
The substitute resolution offered by
Senator Knox today would declare
"that it is the judgment of the com
mittee that until the treaty is rat
ified no power exists, either in the
President or in Congress, to execute
any of the provisions proposed in the
treaty, either provisionally or other
Senator Borah asserted the practical
effect of the Shantung provision in
the treaty is to deliver both the po
litical and economic sovereignty to
Japan, and that by the provisions
Japan has been given complete con
trol of the situation, enabling her to
dominate the entire province.
Demands for the reeular order of
business by Senator Thomas, demo
crat, of Colorado, closed the discus
Baruch May Be Put on
It Is understood in official circles
that President Wilson intends to ap
point Bernard M. Baruch of New York
as the American representative on
the reparations commission.
During the war Mr. Baruch was
chairman of the war industries board. !
and he aided in Paris in working out I
the reparations and economic clauses
of the treaty.
THIRD DIVISION RECEIVES
ORDERS TO RETURN HOME
The 3d Division has received its
orders to return home, the War De
partment was advised today offi
This leaves only one division, the
first, comprising the American forces
on the Rhine, that has not received
orders for home.
TJ. S, Officials Leave Vladivostok.
VLADIVOSTOK, Friday. July 11
(by the Associated Press).?Maj. Gen.
William S. Graves, commander of the
American expeditionary forces in Si
beriar and Roland B. Morris. Ameri
can ambassador to Japan, left this
morning on a special train for Omsl*.
Ambassador Morris arrived yester
Issue of The Star Delayed
Because of a breakdown of the service
of the Potomac Electric Power Com
pany, from which The Star obtains
power for its mechanical plant, the
printing of the paper this afternoon
The breakdown affected the business
section of the city generally. Company
officers said they were trying to trace
the cause of the trouble.
Owners' Success Is Seen if
Americans Get Preference,
Other Union Men Next.
MORE VESSELS TIE UP
NEW YORK, July 21 (by the As
sociated Press).?Ship owners, whose
vessels are tied up at this and other
Atlantic ports, today faced the prob
lem of framing a compromise pro
posal to the demand of striking sea
; men for recognition of the union. An
offer to give preferential employment
to union seamen after men of Ameri
can citizenship were given an op
portunity to fill vacancies in crews,
?union leaders indicated, might be ac
cepted. since all American seamen are
Freight Is Piled High.
Ships entering New York harbor
continue to tie up for an indefinite
period, the crews quitting immediate
ly. Ships scheduled to leave port
days ago remain at their piers loaded
with cargo. Freight houses are piled
high with merchandise ready to be
loaded on ships that cannot reach
this port from other harbors along
the Atlantic coast.
It was estimated that about half of
the shipping under the_ American flag
was tied up in New York and other
Estimates of ships tied up in Amer
ican harbors on account of the strike
range from 500 to 8Q<.. According to
: the ship owners, about 250 American
I vessels are idle in New York harbor.
, while the strike leaders say that twice
ithat number cannot be moved for lack
| of men.
Car Service Is Resumed
on Boston Elevated Lines
After Strike of Four Days
BOSTON, July 21.?Car service on
the lints of the Boston elevated sys
tem was resumed today after an Inter
ruption of four days. The carmen
who struck Thursday at 4 a.m. as a
protest against the delay of the War
Labor Board in adjusting their griev
ances returned to their duties at the
corresponding hour today, with the
assurance of an eight-hour day and
increases of pay up to 62 cents an
hour. They were receiving 4S cents
and had asked for 73Vi cents an hour.
The awaiji, accepted by the men late
yesterday, was given by a local board
of arbitration consisting of Henry_B. j
Endicott, former chairman of the
1 stte public safety commissiosn; James
H. Vahey. counsel for the carmen's
union, and H. Ware Barnum, counsel
for the public trustees of the railway
! company. Union officials said the
! award embodied the best conditions
1 ever given carmen in the United
Normal business and traffic condi
tions returned with the resumption of
service. Extra service on the steam
railroads was continued today, how
The wage increases granted in the
award will affect nearly 7,000 motor
men, conductors, guards and brake
men, while the shortened hours of
labor will benefit the company's entire
working force of 7.800. Samuel L.
Powers, a member of the public board
of trustees, estimated the wage in
creases would adc^ about $2,500,000
annually to the expense of the system.
He said that if the people would ride
as freely under the 10-cent fare which
was adopted July 10 as they did under
the 8-cent rate the company could
pay the new scale.
MOBILE VESSELS TIED UP.
Sailors on Schooners Demand High
Wages for Longer Honrs.
MOBILE, Ala., July 21.?A number
of sailors from sailing schooners in
this port joined the ranks of the ma
rine firemen, oilers and water tenders, ;
tying up the vessels, the majority o*
which are loading, according to W. :
Cattell, business agent of the Mobile
branch of the International S lamen's
Union of America.
The demand of the sailors on the
schooners, said Cattell, is increased
wages for the longer hours the sailors
will be compelled to work under the
new conditions. By the new scale, he
said, the men employed on schooners
will have to work one-third longer
hours than the men on the steamers,
! for the reason that the schooners do
! not carry a large number of men. The j
! sailors therefore demand one-third |
more pay. he said, which will make !
their wages J120 a month, with men I
on the steamers getting *!>?.
The striking marine firemen, water I
tenders, oilers and seamen are getting I
(Continued jgp Seventh Page.)
APPEAL FOR LAW AND ORDER
IS MADE TO ALL RESIDENTS
District Commissioner Brownlow
[ today appealed to all residents of
Washington for law and order. He
"In common with every good
citizen. I deplore the disgrace of
last night's events.
"In common with every good
citizen. I am determined to do
everything humanly possible to
prevent a recurrence.
"I call upon every citizen to ex
ercise liis full influence to this end.
"The actions of the men who at
: tacked innocent negroes cannot be
too strongly condemned, and it is
the duty of every citizen to ex
press his support of law and order
by refraining from any inciting
Memoranda on Conditions of
Shantung Settlement May
BY DAVID LAWRENCE.
President Wilson has in his pos
session memoranda designed to clear
up much of the criticism over the ces
I sion to Japan of German rights in
China. He has been debating whether
or not to make public some of these
Probably the consent of the Japa
nese delegates at Paris is necessary
before anything textual can be made
public, though the substance of the
, assurances given to Mr. Wilson as
! the head of the American mission may
not be subject to the same prohibition
Senators who have talked with Mr.
U'ilson since his return from Europe
and who have told him of the bad
taste on the senatorial palate made by
the effort to swallow the peace-treaty
with the Shantung provision have
come away from the White House
with the feeling that at least there
are two sides to the question and
that Mr. Wilson's explanations put a
different face on the matter.
Some senators, like Mr. Morris of
Nebraska, are reported to be unwill
ing to accept explanations in confi
dence, arguing that the people are
entitled to know what senators are
told by the President.
Mr. Wilson's Argument.
1 :>fr. Wilson has argued that expedi
ency required acceptance of the Jap
anese view. At the same time he is
contending that Japan is on record
with respect to the future a way
that will assure China the 'jr of
her property. V *
While the agitation over tntr _ lan
tung question cannot be said to have
pleased friends of the President, be
cause of the inevitable tendency of
such a settlement to cast discredit on
the work of the Versailles conference,
nevertheless the publicity that has
been given to the far eastern prob
lem is bound to have a favorable ef
fect on its ultimate settlement by
amicable methods. ?
What Mr. Wilson is believed to have
told the Japanese delegates in Paris
concerning the unfavorable impres
sion their demands would make on
the public opinion "of America and
the world generally has now been
confirmed, and it is not at all incon
' ceivable that the President, on re
newing his representations for a re
vision of Japan's demands, will be
able to point to the senatorial op
position as evidence of the greater
harm than good to Japan by insist
ing upon an aggressive policy in
"Charity at Home,".
Tet the Japanese, on their part, have
told the Americans again and again
that charity begins at home, and that
the Japanese ought not to be expected
to surrender rights or make sacrifices
if others are unwilling to do the same.
; Has the United States surrendered
the Monroe doctrine? Has England or
France given up leases in China'.' Has
Italy been absolutely denied Fiume?
I - Japanese would be more im
i,. . .>v'l if Great Britain, for instance,
save up some place like Wei-hai-wei,
so that Japanese public opinion might
understand that everybody had become
The President did nothing to ad
vance the situation today, nor did the
opposition senators make any impor
tant move. Mr. Wilson was too ill to
continue his conferences with sena
tors. and a canvass of sentiment on
| Capitol Hill reveals no marked tend
I ency to capitulate to the President be
I cause of his oral efforts of last week.
Senator Lodge is as confident aa he
ever was that reservations considered
embarrassing to Mr. Wilson will not
raiiS" prolonged negotiations with the
I European powers. He is going ahead
I on that assumption, and he has a sufB
(Continued on Second Page.>
conversation or the repetition of
inciting- rumors and tales.
"Tonight the police force will be
assisted by details of soldiers and
"Persons who have no actual
business downtown should not per
mit curiosity to bring them into
congested quarters, for the pres
ence of crowds will hamper the
work of the police and will assist
the activities of the lawbreakers,
if they should renew their efforts
"It is a time for quiet, cool coun
sel. not for excited expression of
"The dignity and supremacy of
the law must and will be vindicat
ed in the National Capital."
THOMAS HYDE DEAD;
Georgetown Resident Was
Thomas Hyde, one of the coterie of
pioneer bankers of the District, who,
with Charles C. Glover and the late
Geoijge W. Riggs and W. W. Corcoran,
laid the foundation for Washington's
strong hanking nouses, died at 5:30
o'clock this norning at his residence.
1537 28th street. He was eighty j
years old and had been confined to
his bed for more than a year. His
death was expected.
| Born in Georgetown January 23, !
t 1839, Mr. Hyde continued that place
of residence up to his death. Bank
ing was his life work, and it began
in 1854, when, at the age of fifteen,
he entered the house of George
i W. Riggs & Co. He rose from po
I sition to position and on January
1, 1874, he became a partner in the
firm. In 1896, when the Riggs Na- j
I tional Bank succeeded to the business.
[ he became its vice president. He re
signed from that office in 1906, though
! continuing as a director up to the
time of his death.
Treasurer of Cathedral.
He was one of the organizers of
the Cathedral Foundation and served
as treasurer of the Washington Ca
thedral from 1892 until recently. His
, contributions, both financially and in
I personal service toward its work. I
were many. He was baptized and;
confirmed in St. John's Church.
Georgetown, and was a devoted com
municant of that parish, serving
many years on the vestry. ,
He served as trustee of the I.ouise
Home and of the Corcoran Gallery of
Art. As one of the executors of the
iate Margaret Bdes he carried out her
wishes in the establishment of the
Edes Home in Georgetown.
For many years he was a member
of both the Metropolitan and Chevy
Chase clubs, being a member of the
board of governors of each and serv
ing several terms as president of the
Mr. Hyde's forefathers were' prom
inent in early American affairs. He
was a member of the Society of the
Sons of the Revolution and a mem
ber and past president of the Society
of Colonial Wars in the District of
Columbia. His grandfather. Thomas
Hyde, was a resident of Georgetown,
as were his father, Anthony Hyde,
and his mother, Anna Maria Smith
In 1S64 he was married to Fannie
Rittenhouse, daughter of the late
Charles K. Rittenhouse. Mr. Hyde
had one son. Thomas, jr^, who died in
1S99. and a daughter. Mrs. Emily
Rowland Hyde Wright, whose son.
Thomas Hyde. 4th. served a? a lieu
tenant in tho American overseas
I Funeral arrangement# will ?? an
COLORED MEN SHOOT AT
! PATIENTS AND SENTRY;
i PROVOST AIDS POLICE
Four Shots Fired at
Four at Marine
Reports of Disturbances in
Many Sections of City
Keeps Reserves of
As an aftermath to the rioting Sat
urday night and last night police
have been receiving reports from sev
eral sections of the city of local dis
turbances. As a result reserves at
the precincts have been kept on the
move during the past twenty-four
The far northwest section is the
only division of the city which has
thus far been immune to any dis
turbances. In the lower northwest
at 11 o'clock police received a report
of a reactionary attack by colored
men on patients at the Navy Hos
pital. at 23d and B streets northwest.
Driving up in a big touring car this
morning, four colored men fired four
shots at a marine on duty at the g<*te
of the Navy Hospital, and four other
shots at convalescent sailors in the
The automobile drove up in
of the hospital grounds from 2id
street, and the shots at the sentry
were fired before a turn was made
west into B street. Just after making
this turn four other shots were fired
at the disabled sailors.
Shoot at Convalescents.
The men at whom the bullets were
fired in the hospital grounds were re
covering from illnesses, police at the
third precinct were told, and were not
armed. The marine on duty at the
gate had no cartridge in his rifle,
making it impossible for him to re
The colored men got away un
Immediately on receiving the report
i policemen were dispatched in automo
! biles to search for the gunmen. No
I trace was found, and failure of the
?uniformed men at the hospital to ob
: tain the license number of the car is
' proving a serious handicap to the po
lice In the attempt to apprehend the
1 four colored men.
j At 2 o'clock this morning police at
! the second precinct received a hurry
'call to quell an attack upon Charles
' Williams, colored, twenty-six years
old, of 938 L. street northwest. Wil
illiams is suffering from injuries to his
I legs and face. He was found at New
! York avenue and 9th street, and was
taken to Emergency Hospital.
Fire From Automobile.
Residents of the northeast section
of the city were alarmed by three
white men shooting up the neighbor
hood from the tonneau of an automo
bile. Numerous pistol shots were
fired, but. so far as the police ot the
ninth precinct could learn, no stiot
was directed at any individual.
Shortly after 1 o'clock this morning
the police were told that the men had
fired several shots from their automo
bile wh'le going north on Bladens
burg road near H street, and fifteen
minutes later the shooting was re
peated on Montello avenue near Gates
street, not a great distance from the
scene of -the first shooting.
Witnesses to the shooting reported
to the police that they were unable
to get the license number on the
automobile. About all they could tell
of the occupants of the car was that
one of them wore a white straw hat
and a brown raincoat covering his
suit of clothes. Search is being made
for the trio.
Colored Mass Meeting
to Draw Up Resolutions
of Protest Against Riot
Under the auspices of the National
Race Congress a mass meeting of col
ored residents of Washington has
been called for this afternoon in the
Metropolitan M. E. Church, on M
Btreet betw*een 15th and 16th streets
northwest, to draw up resolutions of
! protest against the rioting Saturday
! and Sunday nights.
The meeting will be conducted by
! Dr. W. H. Dunigan, president of the
The meeting was called primarily
i to consider legitimate means for end
ing the rioting in the National Capi
' tal. A request will be made for bet
ter police protection, and an assur
ance will be .given of the stand being
taken by law-abiding residents of the
colored race td aid in the capture of
criminal assailants upon women.
Court Discharges Colored
Men Arrested Saturday
Elias rarmes, George Robinson.
William Brown and Wesley Allen,
colored, arrested Saturday night on
7th street, between L. and M- on a
charge of disorderly conduct and es- j
sembly. were discharged in the Dis
trict of Columbia branch of Police j
C?Thom?aia K- Moran, a young white;
sailor charged with disorderly con- |
rct? and assault in on* of the many ,
rows that took place between whites
Ind colored men Saturday night, was
tnmed over to his superior officer by
Judge Hardison in the District of Co
Sa branch of Police Court today
for punishment. Moran was arrested
in the 4 V4 street and Missouri avenue
HIGH WATER IK RICHMOND.
James River Passes Flood Stage,
Submerging Wharves and Streets.
RICHMOND. Va., July 21?With the
wharves along the water front here
submerged and many streets inun
dated. the James river at Richmond
nassed the flood stage, which is ten
feet at 2 a.m. today and was still
rising rapidly when a reading was
ink?n fit 8 a.m. .
v crest of 11.5? feet is expected
this afternoon. Reports from Colum
bia and other up-river points *hJ?v a
stage of twenty feet. A week of
rainfall in lhis SPtt,on ot t,lu f,laU
has done great injury to
caused property damage as the result
oi high water.
Maj. Pullman to
Guard of a Hundred Train
ed Men at Disposal of
Washington will have no race riot*
or disturbances tonight, if "50 armed
soldiers and marines. especially
trained in guard work and order
keeping can prevent it, according to
indications from the War Department
and the police department today.
Commissioner Brownlow and Maj.
Pullman today held a conference with
Secretary of War Baker and Gen.
Peyton C. March, chief of staff, re
garding preventive measures to be
taken in case of the slightest signs
of trouble to night.
Maj. Gen. Barnett. commandant of
the Marine Corps, has assured Maj.
Pullman that all possible help ?fill be
given by the marines, several detach
ments of guards being placed at the
disposition of the local police force.
One hundred trained men, members
of the provost guard which was re
lieved from active patrol duty here
on June 15. will be at the call of
the police. C'apt. Kernan. acting pro
vost marshal for the District, has as
' Lieut. Col. J. M. Milliken. former pro
] vost marshal in the District of Colum
bia, has been detailed for duty with
Maj. Pullman, and the superintendent
of police was told that he remain on
such duty as long as his services are
Secretary Daniels to Aid.
Secretary Daniels said this morning
that he had received no word from
either the District authorities or the
commanders at the Washington navy
yard and at the marine barracks that
sailors and marines were inciting and
participating in race riots in this city,
and he knew nothing of the matter
i except what he had read in the news
I He will make inquiry of Maj. Pull
I man, chief of police, as to the facts
in the matter, he said, and if it is true
that sailors and marines are engaged
either In creating or assisting in these
disorders he will institute prompt
disciplinary measures to see that they
behave themselves on the public high
ways and obey the laws of the land
in the interest of peace and good
The entire section from 9th street
and Pennsylvania avenue down
through the southwest will be kept
free from any small gatherings.
Groups will be kept on the move, if
need be. Soldiers will be handled by
the emergency military police force.
I All Demonstrations Checked.
Any attempt at demonstrations will
lead to the apprehension of individuals
for investigation. Taken all in ail, po
lice protective measures have been
mapped out to nip in the bud any
j vestige of concerted outbreaks In the
I sections of the city where small riots
' occurred Saturday and last nights.
I Commissioner Brownlow today is
I sued a statement emphasizing the
J strong position taken by the govern-^
j ment authorities in the situation.
I Reports from various camps of sol
1 diers. sailors and marines around
j Washington indicate that no action cur
tailing liberty for men to visit Wash
] ington will be taken on account of the
! rioting, unless further developments
i fixing responsibility on certain classes
j of men warrant it.
At the time when the provost guard
abandoned activities in the District, on
June 15. Maj. Pullman told officers in
charge of the guard that the "discon
tinuance of the guard at this time is
very unfortunate, coming right after
the explosion of a bomb placed in front
of the home of the Attorney General
of the United States and also because
of the presence of hundreds of return
ing soldiers in the city."
No Loss of Life.
Maj. Pullman, assisted by other offi
cials of the department, was kept
busy during the long hours of last
night trying to cope with the men in
uniform who were causing the trou
ble. Troubles with the uniformed
men Saturday night and last night did
not come as a surprise to the superin
tendent of police. It was just what
he had been expecting since the with
drawal of the provost guard and mili
tary police the middle of June. He
made the best of tlie situation, how
lever. the several disturbances last
night being quelled without loss of
life, although one man was shot and
several others received injuries which
necessitated hospital treatment.
Two colored men were dragged from
street cars near Pennsylvania, avenue
and 15th street during the night.
Street car passengers were greatly
alarmed by the incidents, but none of
the other persons on the cars was
It was not until most of the Sunday
I night theater crowds had left the
theaters in the business district and
made their way to their homes that
the most serious of last night's dis
j turbances occurred. Patrol wagons
and ambulances were kept busy, sev
eral wounded persons being taken to
hospitals and several soldiers trans
ported to police stations. Some of the
latter were charged with disorderly
conduct and others were turned over
to the military authorities.
j The first of last night's disturbances
occurred at Pennsylvania avenue and
7th street about 11 o'clock, when Isaac
' Payne, colored, twenty-three years
old. 224 2d street southwest, was at
tacked by several soldiers and sailors,
according to police of the first pre
cinct, and hih shoulder lacerated and
his collarbone dislocated.
Received Harsh Treatment.
Numerous other colored persons
were at the street car transfer sta
tion when the trouble started, and
several of them failed to get away
in time to escape the assaults of the
uniformed men. Herman Page, col
ored, sixteen .years old. and Melvtn
Blair, a colored companion, both re
siding at 304 12th street, received
numerous cuts and bruises, and two
others, who received similar treat
ment were William W. Thompson, col
ored. twenty-five years old. Arling
ton. Va.. and Wade Rollins, colored,
forty-seven years old, 214 D street
southwest. The five victims wern
given hospital treatment.
About one hour later a message re
ceived at police headquarters told of
an outbreak on the part of men in uni
form at Pennsylvania avenue and 15th
street, where Lawrence Jones. color**,
eighteen yeaxa old. 2Ui H !?*,