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and tomerrom no chance
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tare for Jane 0 for the
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cree. Two Monkey Sentences.
Where Is Government?
Laying on Hands.
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WASHINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 6, 1919.
Closing Wall Street Prices
PRICE TWO CENTS.
By ARTHUR BRISBANE.
fCoprricht. 1919 )
Professor Garner, "who confided
to this writer years ago his inten
tion to study monkey language, is
back from his studies and is posi
tive that monkeys can ask "Where
are you?" and answer "Here I
That is about all they need to
say. The conversation enables
Mr. Monkey to locate Mrs. Monkey,
and the monkey race goes on. They
need no other language, having no
thoughts to communicate, no be
nevolent plans to carry out Many
human beings could get along
well If their vocabulary were as
limited as that of Professor Gar
As a matter of fact, hundreds of
millions of humans are limited in
vocabulary to fewer than 500
"With two votes to spare, the
woman . suffrage Constitutional
amendment passes 'the Senate.
Thirty-six States must now vote
fox the .amendment to put it in tha
Constitution. It is not pleasant to
say, but it is probable that thirty
six States will NOT vote for jus
tice to'women. -
'Some States fear their - colored
women, saythey can control col
ored men, not colored women.
Others fear their white women,
say they haven't brains enough to
share in making laws. It is prob
able that: this Constitutional
amendment will be defeated by the
States and the women will be com
pelled to continue their fight, State
They might shorten the fight by
making it a party matter, all vot
ing for the Presidential candidate
of (he. party that displays no sec
tional opposition to woman suf.
frage. If a party discovered that
it had to stay out of power until
it allowed women to vote, it would
allow ike voting.
There is excitement in the Sen
ate because the ' Peace Treaty
readied Wall Street before it
Frank Mnnsey gave a dinner to
Lord Norifccliffe after the latter
bought he fcrfmdon Times.
Munsay had all the big, finan
ciers except atocKeieiier, uysoig-
'who died too young:, looked sadly
at his.' milk and seltzef. Westing
house, Widener, H. H. Rogers,
and a glorious, collection, of others
listened to the speeches. A news
paper man said to Northcliffe:
"The interesting thing about the
dinner is his: The President of
the United'States isn't here, there
is no -governor of any State, no
member of Congress, no judge,
but the GOVERNMENT of the
United States is sitting with you
at this table."
It isn't as bad as it used to be in
days when Washington learned
from Wall Street what to do. But
there is still plenty of governing
power in he lower end of New
York, and it is in no way remark-
able that the text of the Peace
Treaty reached the financial gov
ernment south of Canal street be
fore reaching the other Govern-'
ment by the Potomac
From England comes the Rev
erend Hickson, working at Trin
ity Chapel in New York city,
curing the sick .by "laying on
hands." The reverend gentleman
says he is not a Christian
Scientist, but something else. He
THINKS' that he has cured crip
pled children with his hands.
If this gentleman could, by
laying on hands, cure the sick, it
would be interesting, but not
One scientific invention BY
PREVENTING DISEASE can
cure more in a day than the total
number, upon which the Reverend
Hickson could lay his hands ::: a
We cleanse the leper now ' by
wiping out leprosy. There isn't
any to speak of. We save mil
lions of lives that were sacrificed
to the plague by cleaning up
plague spots. We put an end to
smallpox by vaccination, prevent
yellow fever and malaria by get
ting rid of mosquitoes that carry
yellow fever and malaria.
The world has passed beyond
the individual healer, as it has
passed beyond the individual stage
coach driver. Things arc done
wholesale, with science in medi
cine and railroads in transportation.-
In a world of Bolshevism, dyna
mite explosions, red fla?s. with
gambling and general disturbance,
it pleases to learn of a certain
force working always for pure
morality. The Anti-Saloon League
of America is starting out to
spread prch'bit.'on all over the
world. ' There will bs interesting
developments when the prohibi
tionists begin near the London
docks, or near La Halle in Paris,
or the railroad station in Venice.
To persuade English. French, ano
Italian workers that what they
really w:nt is rood cold wator,
with perhaps a little grapa Juice
fn it, will offer extraordinary op
portunities for convincing eloquence.
cast, io me.et Nortfacliffe. feP.Mil,,J1r'- .i,
vtHprsaj-aat-sipBijspiis .redone 'TH FsraWeadufrowSg
and water mixed. if.H. Harriman, J"ast's "Uo1! f!i!rd ,a fftvor"
Shortly before 2 o'clock the
Senate unanimously ordered In
vestigation of the peace trety
A moment later, vrlthont debate,
the Johnson resolution demanding
the State Department Immediate
ly make pablle the peace treaty
Consideration of the Hitchcock
resolution providing for an investi
gation of peace treaty "leaks" was
blocked in the Senate this afternoon
by Senator Lodge of Massachusetts,
the majority leader.
After objection to the form of the
Hitchcock resolution, which he de
scribed as "hastily drawn Lodge
had it tabled. He said. he thought
the enaieshould adopt, as a substi
tute a resolution nreDared by Sena
tor ?&elIog,tepublican, of ailnne-
sotaj? .which, in his -judgment was
able report on the Hitchcock resolu
tion by the Senate Committee on
Audit and Control of contingent ex
penses to which it had been referred.
When Kellogg subsequently Intro
duced his resolution It was disclosed
that its purpose was virtually the
same as that sponsored by Senator
Hitchcock but that it contained no
mention of the name of Lodge and
Senator Borah of Idaho in connection
with their charges that copies of the
peace treaty were in private hands
in Xew York city, as the Lodge
measure had done.
"The enthusiasm of the Senator
from Massachusetts appears to have
oozed somewhat." Senator Hitchcock
"The Senator from Nebraska need
not be concerned. He will get all the
investigation he desires before we are
finished with this matter," was
"We took up other matters." Acting
Secretary of State Polk said as he
left Lodge's office on hour before the
The meeting between Polk and
Lodge was described as having been
Administration leaders in the Sen
ate took the view today that the
American people would be satisfied
with the Administration's contention
that the peace treaty should not be
made public in the country, or sub
mitted to the Senate for ratification
or rejection, until the alterations it
was still undergoing are completed
and the negotiations it Is still being
subjected to are ended.
They added that, "in Justice io
President Wilson." they would wel
come the most thorough investigation
of the charges of treaty "leaks" made
by Senator Lodge of Massachusetts,
the majority leader, and Senator
Borah of Idaho, as provided by the
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MUST CUT OWN HAIR.
WINNIPEG. June 6. Beau Brum
mell was hit by the geenral. stike
here. "Cut your own hair or wear
ribbons," men were advised.
AUSTRIA TO MOUBX.
ZURICH. June 6. The Austrian
government has decreed a three-day
period of national mourning in pro
test against the peace terms, a Vienna
BUNGALOW Three-room; Inrjre
lot: at Brentwood. Md Address
1612 lat t. N. W 3
Two hours after The
Times was on the street
Mrs. N. A. Lucas, 1612
First st. N. W., rented
her bungalow from the
For golden oppor
tunities read the real
estate ads in The Times.
Phone your ads,
OF "LEAK" OF
'"mi asi. j i.a.. ii .-i it
Fair "Kissless Bride"
Finds End of Romance
In Annulment Court
NEW YORK, June 6. The secret
romance of pretty young Virginia
Reeves Harris Warner. Washington
and Philadelphia society bud, and
Henry H. Warner, young inspector at
the Hog; Island shipyard, came to an
end today when a referee recommend
ed the annulment of the marriage of
the inspector and his "kissless bride."
Mrs. Warner is the stepdaughter qf
Commander Archibald L. Parsons, of
the Philadelphia navy yard. She made
her debut in 1M0 after graduating
from a fashionaole girl's school. On
June 15, 1917, she motored to New
York with Warner from a house
party at Montclair, N. J., and was
married. Warner returned to his
wok in the shipyards and his bride
to the home of her chum, Agnes
Reppler, in Philadelphia. They told
no one of their marriage, and when
Warner met her later at her parents'
ANNAPOLIS, June 6. The nary
This was the keynote of an address
by Secretary of the Navy Daniels to
the graduating class of the United
States Naval Academy here today.
Reviewing the accomplishments of the
navy in times of peace as well as
war, the Secretary predicted that the
Inventive genius of Its men would In
the not far distant future develop
ships capable of a speed of sixty miles
an hour and airplanes with a speed of
200 miles an hour.
"We might paraphrase John Paul
Jones' phrase, 'I have just begun to
fight.' and say of Americans, 'We have
Just begun to invent,' " said the Sec
retary. Reviews Oeenji Flight.
After reviewing the recent trans
Atlantic flight and Jelling of the ac
complishments of the Navy's great
guns on the Western front. Secre
tary Daniels expressed the belief that
the repair of the German ships,
wrecked by their crews when it be
came evident thy were to be taken
over, was one of the greatest accom
plishments of the war.
"To put in new boilers would have
tafcn months.. and perhaps years," hf
":., ,n , ""'"" f.w, w ,3a,ueu
trie welding, and to resort to mechan-!
ical patching only where welding was
impracticable There were plenty of
men who said it couldn't be done, and
the repair of these vessels was one of
the notable achievement- of the war."
The Secretary read a heretofore
confidential order, issued in the early
days of the war. inviting all officers
In the navy, regardless of rank, to
submit direct to the Navy Depart-
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The Merchants' and Manufacturers
Association has called a meeting of
a committee for 10 o'clock tomorrow
morning to formulate a protest
against the arrests of certain mer
chants for the use of sidewalk vault
Secretary Charles J. Columbus, of
the assr-ciation. announced that the
committc would moet at the associa
tion's office. 1101 Pennsylvania ave
nue, at io, and at it) JO Commissioner
Kutz will be present
The merchants complain that they
have suffored severely in thr matter.
The arrest of'.nmo and threatened ar
rest of others led to the meeting.
AMERICAN' IHSIIOP; IX SIVKDEJV.
STOCKHOLM. Juno 0 Th- Kight
rtv OharlH P Anderson. Episcopal
bishop of Chicago: Bishop IJoyd Vin
cent, of Ohio, and other American
prelates have arrived in Stockholm
to confer with Swedish ecclesiastics
on plans to bring about a union of
the Christian churches of the world.
home in Washington he did not even
kiss her for fear her mother would
suspect they were in love.
It was after Warner's declaration
that he "pitied married people who
had children," and that he did not
care for her any more, that tho
"kissless bride" told her parents of
the secret marriago, she said. They
brought the annulment proceedings.
Voluminous testimony was taken
behind closed doors In an effort to
keep the news from becoming public.
Young Warner offered no serious op
position to the annulment proceed
ings, his attorney merely questioning
Mrs. Warner as to her willingness to
live with her husband.
Mrs. Warner said sho met her hus
band only twice after the marriage,
without her parents being present.
Once was at the Chevy Chase Club
In Washington, and another time was
in the lobby of a hotel where her
parents were staying.
PARIS, June 6. Frank P. Walsh
and ex-Governor Dunne, of Illinois,
representing the Irish-American So
cieties, called upon Secretary of
State Lansing this morning and de
manded an immediate investigation of
the case of Ireland.
At the same time they presented
Lansing with a 6,000-word report on
conditions in Ireland as they found
them during their recent visit. They
told Secretary Lansing that they are
sending copies ofthis report to Presi
dent Wilson, Premier Lloyd George
and to Congress.
Walsh declared that if the United
States falls to take up the cause of
Ireland at the peace conference, he
will appeal to France and Italy and
will demand to know why President
Wilson and Secretary of State Lans
ing did not carry out the wishes of
SENATE PUTS 0. K.
Sympathy of the American people
for "tne aspirations of the Irish peo
pie for a government of their own
choosing" was expressed today by
the Senate in adopting an amend
ment to Senator Bora'' Irish reso
lution. The Borah resolution, to which no
opposition developed, urges the
American peace delegation to obtain
a hearing at Paris for the three Irish
The amendment was offered by
Senator Walsh of Massachusetts and
was adopted unanimously after Sen
ator Lodge, chairman of the Foreign
Relations Committee, had spoken in
Lodge declared that at the begin
ning of the peace conference it would
have been improper to pass it. because
it was understood that the allies were
not to interfere with each other af
fairs. "But that objection can no longer
exist," he declared.
ON IRISH STRUGGLE
RUNNING DOWN THE REDS
How Wi liam J. Flynn, detective extraordinary, is riding
the trail of terrorists in this country.
THE GHOST THIEF
The true story of a. mysterious marauder who robbed
houses in northwest Washington every night for three
months, leaving in each home a well-written letter, mocking
the pomp of wealth.
READ THEM IN
The Sunday Times
TO ISSUE CALL
Plans for the nation-wide strike of
telegraphers will be perfected at a
conference of union officials in Chi
cago tomorrow, S. J. Konenkamp, in
te.rnational president of the Com
mercial Telegraphers' Union of
America, announced before leaving
Washington for the Illinois metrop
olis. Just before calling out the
Western Union telegraphers of the
southeastern district, following the
announcement that Postmaster Gen
eral Burleson had restored the lines
for operation to their owners, Ko
nenkamp asserted that he had no
hopes for a peaceful settlement.
"Since we are forced to strike la
order to protect our right to organ
ize and bargain collectively," he
said, "I feel that the best place for
directing such a fight is from onr
International headquarters, fn Chi
' TTpnffectBr4psj9ciaaons. ,
A general strikeTKpne'nkamp' add'
ed,, would affect only the telegraphers
or those companies which had just
been relinquished from Government
control. Operators In the employ of
press associations, brokers, etc.,
would not be called out, he said.
"Mr. Burleson's getting out from
under doesn't change our situation In
the least," Konenkamp declared.
Meanwhile, members of Congress
who were identified with wire legis
lation were frankly "up In the air"
today. The unexpected order return
ing the lines had shot their program
to pieces, and some were of the opln
ion that no legislation would now be
necessary. It was their understand
ing, they said, that the lines were to
go back only following the enactment
or legislation. Senator KeIloggs bill
providing for the return of the wires.
with existing rates to remain in effect
sixty days, was to have been called up-
in mc senate tms aiternoon.
The Senate Interstate Commerce
Committee was to map out its plan
of procedure at a conference late to
day. Chairman Cummins expressed
the belief that Burleson's order might
make the committee's bill for the re
turn of the lines unnecessary now.
INTO ATLANTA; WON'T
WORK, SAY STRIKERS
ATLANTA, Go.. June G. The fifth
day of the strike against the South
ern Bell Telephone Company broke
today with almost every Western
Union wire In the Southeastern
States silenced by a sympathetic
strike of commercial teleerranhers
from Richmond to Tampa and from
the Mississippi river to the Atlantic
Predictions of the strikers that all
strikebreakers would be concentrated
in Atlanta when the strike was
spread to other Southeastern cities,
and that the Atlanta Western Union
office alone would be supplied with
telegraphers were borne out by
events Thursday night and this
morning, when dozens of Western
Union offices throughout the South
cast were closed and the keys mailed
to division headquarters in Atlanta.
Walkouts AH Over.
Telegrams were received at gen
eral strike headquarters in batches of
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" ' J - S. J. KONENKAMP,
President of the Commercial Telegraphers' Union of America who
announced 'here today that Postmaster General Burleson's order
restoring control of the wive companies to their owners means a
"finish fight" between the operators and the Western Union through
out the country. The Western Union refused to reinstate "unjustly
discharged employes," Konenkamp says.
Heart of Bomb Plot
Following up what is considered by
the local police as a "hot trail." Oe
tectlve Sergeant Guy Burlingame, in
Philadelphia today, will proceed at
once to Pittsburgh, where the In
vestigation in the anarchist outrages
has been shifted.
Major Pullman believes Detective
Burlingame will have some tangible
results to report as soon as he ar
rives in Pittsburgh, and that the
Identity of the assassin who tried to
blow up the residence of Attorney
General Palmer, 2312 R street. Mon
day night, will be established before
many hours have eiapsea.
William J. Flynn. chief of the Bu
reau of Investigation of the Depart
ment of Justice, who Is in New York
today, where, armed with important
evidence furnished him by Major Pull
man and lAspector Grant, he is busy
looking up certain clues, may leave
for Pittsburgh today to aid in the in
vestigation. Look For Boaster.
Inspector Grant today sent out a
number of his best men to hunt for
a Washington man. said to have been
emDloved in this city in an important
capacity, who made tho boast some
tew weeks ago inui me iuiacmi
would be heard from before very
The statement which. Inspector
Grant says, this man made the lat
ter part of May, was uttered beforo
three or four persons, wno reponea
this to the police today.
"To test the stength of the Bol-
sheviki." the man Is alleged to nave
boasted." start something and you .
will see how strong they and allied I
organizations are. ou wait until
after June 1. and ace." j
The police believe this man will be 1
nnnrthended before the day is over.
On Trail of t'entrnl 11 oil jr.
It was said bv Major Pullman today
that with the arrest of John H John
son, of the 1. W. W. organization in
Pittsburgh the other day. Federal and
other agents have uncovered import
ant clues which may lead to the un
earthing of Information that will aid
In the running down of the entire an
archist organization responsible tat
the bomb outrages in eight cities.
Among the evidence which Chief
Flynn carried with him to New York
Is the tan sandal with the fleur de lis
design which the Palmer assassin
wore the night of the explosion.
It is said the man who planted the
bomb in Pittsburgh used a hand bag
similar to that which the Washing
ton anarchist carried to the Palmer
residence. The theory has therefore
been advanced that although the Pitts
burgh organization was only a branch
of the anarchist body, the headquar
ters of which probably are in New
York, the arrest of Johnson and the
revelations he is said to have made,
may lead Federal agents to the bot
tom of the conspiracy.
Watch Group Ilere.
Although no one here has yet been
placed under arrest. Major Pullman's
men are closely watching a certain
group of men, said to belong to
the "Red" organization here. Major
Pullman announced today that while
the local radicals will be permitted
to hold their meetings as hereto
fore, every one of these meetings
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LONDON, June 6. Frank criticism
of tho BrlUsh drama was the keynote
speeches at the inaugural
meeting of the British Drama League
yesieraay, tne wcu-Known actress.
Lena Ashwell. inveighing against the
"rottenness, lowncss and futility" of
the pre3ent-day theatrical entertain
ments. Henry Arthur Jones, asked by a
representative of the Daily News for
his view of this position, replied at
once: "The English drama on the
whole has never been in o degraded
a condition as it is today."
TAKE BEZX-ANS BEFORE MEALS and
see how Una good alcestlon makes you tt.
OF LIS, HE
Congress will go sbeod and prang ,
to- early passage its resolutions prcn '
Tiding for return o ilia telegrapfe'
and telephone properties to tbfr
The Senate Interstate Commerce t
Committee, at a special meeting t&s I
morning, decided that Postmaster'
General Burleson's order of yests$ '
day announcing return of operatise
control to the owners constitutes-
release of some responsibility-, bat
not actual control, in connection
with the properties.
BorieseB SetaJ&s CestreL
Burleson himself in. & letter to tl
committee today expressed &- desir
to correct any Impression that h
had turned bade anything but eo
trol of operation. 9c after adopttefr
an amendment to continue -existiwr
rates for ninety days- instead ef sixtje
cays, as provides, in tne original res
plutlon, the commute decided If
stand pat on the Eallss wlre-retars.
measurfe as submitted Itv tha Sen&taw
;BurJtefiFreTtef to the" cBwiCe ,
lOUOWSt' - --c
"An order issued by sxe yesteroar r
relative, to the operation of the tele-
graph and telephone systems "has
been construed by some as actual re
turn bf the properties to the owners.
No such- action has been taken by mo
nor is any contemplated. This order
simply dissolves the operating board ,
appointed by me under date of De
cember 13. 1918; and directs- that the
systems be again operated by the reg
ular operating officials under Govern
"Responsibility of the .Government
to these systems in no wise ceases.
Retsm Is Near.
"It being evident that these- prop
erties are to be returned in the very"
near future, it was necessary for tho.
Postmaster Geneal to take steps im
mediately to set up the regular oper
ating organization of the companies,
so that when the properties are turn
ed back it can be done without con-J
fusion or interruption to the service. ,
which was the purpose of the order.
"This order is no wise affirms the
legislation pending- before your com-'
mittee or before Congress. It will
enable the companies to begin stepg
immediately to prepare the data and
collect their information to be sub- '
mitted to the State commissions for t
tho rate cases, which will probably (
be taken up Immediately after the
period of Government control. '
"I am attaching copies of the or
der and statement made by me at tho
time same was issued.""
Kingsbury explained there had bees,
an error in the official statement Is
sued last night by the Postoffice De
partment. "The publicity bureau in its head
ing written over the text of Mr. Bur
leson's order was unfortunately mis-"
leading," Kingsbury declared. "It l
stated that the telegraph and tele
phone wires were being returned to
their respective owners by Burle
son. The publicity department tried
to recall this heading- but apparently
Lt was too late as the statement al-4
ready had been sent out.
Senator Kellogg began by asfch
Kingsbury if the order meant reUaJ
quisnment or federal control.
"No,"' answered Kingsbury.
"Then Burleson turned back there
sponslbillty and kept the control,1
"The order merely means that tS
companies will now operate their own
wires for the Postmaster GneraI
Kingsbury explained. "We will still
have to report to the wire control
"The authority of the operating'
board is now transfered to the Post
master General," Senator Fernald,
"Kxactly," answered Kingsbury.
"Burleson still has the same powers,
over the companies as he had before?'
"Yes," replied Kingsbury.
A3IKRICANS CHANGE TO PBAGCTLV
Headquarters of American interests,
in the former Austro-Hungarian em-!
pire are rapidly being transferred,
fom Vienna to Prague, capital of
Czecho-Slovakia, according to official
advices today to the Czecbo-Slovafc
commissioner here. The advices also
quoted the address of Czech Minister
of Finance Alois Rasin in presenting:
the first budget to the national as
sembly at Prague that every dollar
the United States and. the allies have,
loaned the new republic will be re--paid.