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6,000 Tattooed Faces.
1,000 Heavy Problems.
Sixty Million Starve
And the Ash Can Baby.
. By ARTHUR BRISBANE.
What is the most important and
difficult problem? A thousand
spots on the earth's surface would
answer that question in a thou
sand different ways.
The Chinese thought they were
rid of drugs. They burned four
teen million dollars' worth of
opium at public expense. Now the
Japanese, with drug headquarters
in. Shantung, are sending in by the
ton morphine in place of opium,
and are making millions out of it.
Opium was bad enough, but the
Chinese had got accustomed to it.
THEIR question is: How can we
keep out morphine manufactured
in England and sold by the Jap
anese? ANSWER: They prob
Vienna is in deep mourning for
the peace, flying black flags. The
same condition prevails in Ger
many, Their question is : After you
make war and lose, how can you
rise from the ashes? Answer:
Work hard, be patient, wait fcr
others tc make mistakes, as you
did. They will make them.
England's problems are labor
unrest and political agitation in
Ireland. They menace England's
fundamental security. The ques
tion in Great Britain is: After
you win a war, get the enemy's
ships, his colonies, some of his
money, all of his foreign trade
how can you win your home war,
against freedom in Ireland, and the
constantly increasing demands of
labor in England?
Time will answer that question;
it may not be a satisfactory an
.swer for England.
In this country we have a million
questions. One man who has been
fool enough to sell Liberty bonds
and buy oil stock asks himself how
much an oil well is worth when
there isn't any oil in it?
Another who has let whiskey
conquer his nervous system asks
how, after July 1, he will manage
to control the nerves that have
taken control of him, and especial
ly what particular drug will help
him do it?
Many problems the people of the
earth must consider. Some will be
solved satisfactorily, others not at
all, others disagreeably and vio
lently. In the news of this moment, the
most Interesting, picturesque prob
lem is that of the aix thousand
young Christian women Tescued
from Turkish harems or turned out
The problem of these sir thou
sand young .Ghristian women is:
"How can I get the tattoo marks
off my face?"
As the Western cattle raiser
brands his cattle with fire so the
Turk branded with tattoo marks,
indicating ownership, the faces of
young women cooped up for his
Just what the marks are is not
known. A religious Turk might
tattoo on the forehead of his young
ladies pious extracts from the
Koran; one less religious might
prefer a line or two from the
original Omar (not the Fitzgerald
Others would be content with
tattooing, "ThiB lady is the .prop
erty of so and so; return to such
These unfortunate young Chris
tian women want t start life
anew You can't do that, unless in
a dime museum, with Turkish tat
tooing on your face. They are
using acids, even their finger nails,
trying to get rid of the tattoo
If the Y. M. C. A. or some other
blessed agency would bring them
to the United States, they would
learn that it isn't necessary to re
move tattoo markings; you can
cover them up with white, red. or
purple and look, in America, like
the average carefully painted
young woman that never saw the
inside of a harem.
Sixty million miserabe creatures
in India face the problem of star
vation. Sometimes they starve in
India because they have no rain.
This time horrible starvation
threatens because of too much
American charity is invited to
help the British government feed
these miserable tens of millions.
What must those starving In
dian mothers think of the heathen
gods to whom they pray? They
are total abstainers, never touch
alcohol, and ar strict vegetarians
would die rather than eat meat.
Under English compulsion they
have given up marrying little girls
eight years old, and younger. In
spite of all this virtue, they suffer
from starvation more than any
race and three hundred millions of
them live under the thumb of beer-and-whiskey-drinking
land, many thousand miles away.
This must puzzle them, as they
starve. Some of the less pious
may even ask whether virtue pays?
While millions of children starve
in India, Mr. Flnebloom, a New
York broker, is making a hard
fight to keep possession of Bobby
Ashe, a small baby picked up in
an ash can and adopted bv Mr.
Flnebloom. It seepis that the ash
can baby was a Christian; the
Fineblooms are not So Bobby is
taken from them.
In India Mr. Flnebloom could get
for adoption millions of children,
and no questions asked. If he would
feed them. He would find them In-
Partly cloudy and
slightly cooler to
day. Monday fair.
MAY TIE UP
CHICAGO, June 8. A nation-wide
strike of "all telegraph and telephone
workers" was called last night by S.
J. Konenkamp, president of the Com
mercial Telegraphers' Union of
America, to take affect June 11, at 8
; a. m.. Eastern time.
The strike is directed against the
"Western Union, American Telephone
(and Telegraph Company, the Postal
Telegraph Company and associated
institutions, including the Mackay
and North American Companies and
the telephone companies where "our
! workers are employed."
j The press - associations are ex
cepted. The strike wll lbe directed from
the union's headquarters in Chicago,
and will be assisted by union officials
in stated sections of the country.
STRIKERS OFFER MACKAY TO
"BREAK" WESTERN UNION
IF HE SIDES WITH THEM
ATLANTA, Ga.. June 8. Offers to
help fight the "Western Union tendered
striking Commercial telegraph work
ers in the Southeast hy railroad by
railroad telegraphers was one of the
most important developments in the
strike situation today.
Urging- the Postal Telegraph Com
pany to recognize their union, strik
ing telegraphers telegraphed Clar
ence H. Mackay. president of that
company, that they would stand loy
ally behind him in his fight against
th" "Western Union.
"We know that you were double
crossed by Burleson. Carlton, and
Vail, just as we were," the telegram
(Continued on Page 2, Column 8.)
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.. June ?
By an overwhelming vote, organized
labor has repudiated Eugene V. Debs
and all other agitators convicted of
efforts to embarrass the Government
into the carrying into effect of the se-
l lectlve draft law.
iA resolution appealing to President
Wilson to pardon Debs and other con
victed agitators was presented at the
, convention of the Metal Trades de
partment of the American Federation
of Labor and caused a hot outbreak
It was voted down by a big majority.
teresting litte creatures with tiny
brown hands, luminous eyes, and
Another modern problem, the
last for today, is that of Dr. Wil
kins, just at present in jail at
Mineola. The police say he killed
his wife; he says no. The wax
works museum at Coney Island,
near the exhibition of babies in
incubaters, displays a well-dre3sed
group showing just how Dr. Wil
kins is alleged to have murdered
his wife. The accessories of the
wax group include a hammer and
a piece of lead pipe. Dr. Wilkins,
from his jail cell, says this injures
him socially, causing him humilia
tion, anxiety, and mental pain. He
wants to know how it can be
stopped. The judge issues an in
junction. The wax workman says
he will keep his pretty group, with
the lead Dipe and the hammer, and
exhibit them AFTER the trial.
Publlahed every erenlntr (Including Sunday)
Entered as second-class matter, at taa
postofflce at Washington. D. C
TO DEFRAUD GOVERNMENT
WITH FOE 10
By ED L. KEEN.
PARIS, June 8. The date of sign
ing the German peace treaty con
tinues to recede notwithstanding
optimistic assurances from many
The fact that President Wilson is
going to Belgium about June 15, to
gether with the authoritative, state
ment that it will be impossible for
the reply to the German counter-rpo-posals
to be presented before June 12,
apparently has removed any chance
of the tre .tjf being signed before the
end of thismonUi.
Adding to the possible causes for
delay Is the well-based "report that
President Wilson, Premier Lloyd
George and Premier Orlando have
agreed to the advisability of enter
ing into oral discussions with the
Germans, although Premier Cle
menceau is utterly opposed to such
a course. Some authorities argue,
however, that oral discussion might
result in saving time, on the theory
that any system would be quicker
than the .exchange of notej.
Reports have been received from
! Innsbruck that the Austrians will
follow the Germans' lead and present
a scries of counter proposals to the
treaty which they received last Mon
day at St. Germain The Austrian
press and public are thoroughly dis
satisfied with the terms, according to I
Vienna dispatches, but are confident
that presentation of the treaty is only
the opening step in the negotiations,
which are expected to result in ex
tensive modifications. Chancellor
Renner, head of the Austrian delega
tion, returned today from Feldkirch.
near Innsbruck. v here he conferred
with Foreign Minister Bauer and
other members of the Austrian cabi
net. Premier Orlando. Foreign Minister
Sonnino, and Signor Crespl were to
leave today for Oulx. near the Fran-
(Continucd op Page 2. Column 7.)
NEW YORK, June 8 Because his
wife is ill and is the mother of twins.
John J. Carrlgan, a bank clerk, re
ceived a sentence of only thirty days
in the penitentiary following his plea
of guilty of avoiding military service
under the second draft call.
10 BE ABOLISHED
NEW YORK, June 8. Within a
month New York's curb market will
be a thing of the past. Following
threats of authorities to drive tra
ders off the street, the Curb Brokers'
Association decided upon an indoor,
closely supervised exchange.
FOES. ARE RECRUITING MEN
AND GATHERING MUNITIONS
BERNE. June 8. The Frelhelt de
clares that activity Is being display
ed in Germany in the recruiting of
men and the gathering of ammuni
tions, The Seelallst paper Abondl, of
Vienna, has published documents that
show how busily engaged la the
Vienna recruiting -agency.
THE NINETEENTH AMENDMENT IN 1919.
SJ 5gf ?Bfe J INSULTED ME &T I 'XMSCHAttQfex. Ilg
WHEN THE LATEST LONDON BAREBACK DRESSES
STAR LOS SUUS
NO PUCE TO PIN 'EM
BOSTON'. June 5 -A low-neck (jown
lost t" Klaie Janis the distinction of
becoming an honorary general of the
OUh aerial squadron, composed of
American aviators who erved in the
' Trtr HM It nmv Mmr trt llprnr.1(P j
her with the four stars, there was no j
place to put tho.fi except on Elsie's '
neck. The veterans knew they could
not pin the stars where there was no
dress, and a general had to have
stars. At the top of Elsie's dress
there was room for three stars, so she
had to be content with the rank of a
The story Is told by Capt. Edwin II.
Cooper of General Edwards' staff,
who returned today from New York,
whore he attended a banquet by the
American Flying Hub In honor of
Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker.
Secretary Daniels yesterday turned
all of tho guns, both fore and aft, on
tho Navy League.
Asked by Congressman Britten. Illi
nois, during the House Naval Affairs
Committee hearing, whether he could
not lift the ban he had placed on the
league, the Secretary launched Into a
terrific attack. Pounding the table
for emphasis, he announced In un
equirocal terms that the department
woyld never have any relations with
the league "so long as I am Secre
tary." "We don't need any wet nurso,"
Daniels said. "We don't need any
sideshow, The only show we need
exists while the President remains
Commander-in-chief, while I remain
Secretary and while the service is aa
efficient as It now Is."
DANIELS KEEPS BAN
ON NAVY LEAGUE
SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 1919.
CARTOONS OF THE
(OororrUfct: 3010: Br JohaT.McCutcheoo.1
THE UNITED STATES SENATE IS
1 Army officials expect
wltnfn forty-eight hours from Major
, . . Jt ..
General Cabell. commanding the
Southern army department, aj to the
necessity for mobilization of two Tex
as national guard cavalry brigades,
requested by Governor Hobby, of
Governor Hobby's telegram asked
Secretary Baker to order the First
and Second Texas cavalry brigades
into Federal service because of the
"critical" Mexican situation.
There are several cavalry regi
ments, two engineer regiments, three
complete Infantry, a field signal hat
tallon, an engineer train and a dozen
puck trains, all regulars, already In
Baker lo Investigate.
Tho War Department plans thor
ough Investigation of the situation.
Government Hobby's telegram, of
which he sent copies lo the Texas
delegation In Congress, follows:
"The Mexican nltuntlon appears to be
10 critical that an emergency may arise
at the most unexpected moment re
quiring a larger force of troops on
the border to protect lives and prop
erty of citizens than are at present
available. I appreciate that for bor
der duty cavalry la the moat effective
arm of the service, and I also ap
preciate that the regular army Is
short of cavalry. Therefore, I respect
fully urge and recommend that the
First and Second brigades cavalry,
national guard of Texas, be called
into Federal service.
"I urge that the call include brigade
commanders and brigade headquarters
(Continued on Page 3, Column 2.)
Graual dropping of the 8.000 yeo
men (V) from the navy is recom
mended by Secretary Daniels, appear
ing before the House Naval Affairs
Committee. He objected to summary
replacement of them by civil scrv'ce
appointees as suggested by Chair
man Cutler, of the committee.
"It would be greatly to the detri
ment of the efficient service of the
department if they should be sum
marily displaced," Daniels said. "I
would not recommend that they be
taken over bodily by civil service,
and wc have taken no action toward
retaining them permonently."
Daniels wants to retain the women
as part of the enlisted personnel until
they can take tho civil servlco exam
ination, but members of the commit
tee object to allowing the allotments
and privileges of enlisted men which
the yeowomen enjoy
LONDON, June 8. The morning
cocktail craze among young girls Is
beginning to attract the attention of
newspapers. The lounge of one
fashionable hotel near Hyde Park, the
papers report. Is often half filled be
fore noon with girls under twenty
tlvo years of age drinking martinis
and Bmoklng cigarettes.
MILJTAItY IHTIXiI2T ItEPOUTED.
Chairman Kahn. of the Military Af
fairs Committee, reported the mili
tary appropriation bill in the House
toi'ay General debate on the mosa-nr-3
ul.l i.robably begin Monday.
MNin ; Rim k
FORHISYEOWiEN(F) NO MORE LIBERTY
LIKE MORNING 'NIP'
" " Ml
NEW YORK, June 8. "We are
following a hundred trails leading to
New York," Chief William Flynn, of
the Bureau of Investigation of the
Department of Justice, announced
here in connection with the probe
into the country-wide bomb plot.
"I do not attach, much importance
to reports of clues elsewhere," he
continued. "All of the anarchist
bodies seem to center here. I am en
tirely confident wc will get to the
bottom of the whole thing. I hope
to be in a position to make 3. state
ment gboir. "
Bomb Plotter Identinerlr
The "Red" who was blown to bits
trying: to plant a bomb in the hdme
of Attorney General Palmer", at Wash
ington, has been identified, but the an
nouncement of his identity is being
held for the present. He Is believed
to have gone from this city to "Wash
ington with the bomb that wrecked
the Attorney General's home. The
police here are prepared to begin a.
general round up of all radicals. It
was expected that Chief Flynn would
order the round up and personally
FOREIGN-MADE BOMB IS
FOUND AT ENTRANCE OF
SUBWAY IN PHILADELPHIA
PHILADELPHIA, Juno 8. A three
and a half Inch shell of foreign make,
highly charged with a powerful ex
plosive, thought to be T. N. T., was
found yesterday in a subway entrance
in the heart of the shopping district.
Examination of the shell was made
(Continued on Page 2. Column 0.)
Belief that another Government loan
would be necessary, expressed recent
ly by some Congressmen, has been
set at rest by Secretary Glass. In a
statement. Glass declares there has
been no change In the Government's
financial program, and that another
"Liberty loan" would not be floated.
The deficit, anticipated in the Con
gressional discussion, will be met by
an over-the-counter sale of short
term securities, If such is required.
REDS TAKE 35.000
LONDON. June 8. The Russian
Bolshevisk forces have defeated Ad
miral Kolchak's Siberian army on
the Ural front, capturing 35,000 pris
oners, according to a wireless
dispatch from Moscow.
NEWSPAPER MEN'S HOME
BURNS; TWO ARE INJURED
DETROIT, Mich., June 8 Two
men are suffering from severe burns
today as a result of fire which broke
out in the restaurant conducted In
the Detroit News building for. cm
ployes. A general alarm brought all
the downtown appratus to the scene.
Two men were taken from the
building badly burned, but the blaze
was confined to the one room, as the
building is fireproof.
IN NEW YORK,
PRICE THREE CENTS.
DETROIT, Jne 8. An alleged
plot to defraud the Government out
of $30,000,000 worth of munitions
supplies 'was bared here today fol
owing the indictment, by the grand
Jury, of four men, two of them
army officers, and the arrest of a
fifth. The munitions, it is said,
were to be sold to Germany.
One of the four men indicted, is
Capt Soterioa Nicholson, a Wash
ington D. G., attorney, vfho before
entering the service two .years-age
was, connected -witbrlfieGreek lega
tion. He came to Detroit as dis
bursing officer and financial man
ager of the district ordnance office.
Indict Officer Overseas.
The second of the group iff a high
army officer, now overseas.
The man under arrest is Fred C
Collins, vice consul of Greece and
president of the Merchants' Realty
The other two men are Grant
Hugh Brown and Bert Harris, both,
of New York city. The former is
owner of the Devonshire race track
in Windsor, Ontario, and is well
known in sporting circles both ia
this country and Canada. The lat
ter is a dealer in salvage.
All the Men Are Under Arrest.
The men. Government officials say,
through the manipulation at bids,
plotted to gain possession of $30,000,
000 worth of Government munitions
at a low price. It is alleged they were
planning to resell these munitions to
German agents in Mexico City.
Government operatives have work
ed on the case fpr two months. A dic
taphone placed in the room of a local
hotel, occupied by one of the indicted
men, was the means by which most
of the evidence was secured.
Capt. Nicholson was arrested Thurs
day. Trapped by Decoy.
Nicholson recently went to Roches
ter, Department of Justice agents say.
and was met there by Brown. The
latter passed $5,000 to Nicholson, they
charge, who, in turn, gave a young
army officer, who was aiding the Gov
ernment. $2,000. Nicholson's arrest was
made on his return here. He had
$3,000 on his person, it i3 claimed.
Some weeks after Nicholson's ar
rival here, his activities came under
observation of the Department of
Justice agents. Eventually a dicta
graph was placed in his room. It is
alleged that agents heard Brown ar
range with Nicholson to "fix it" with
"those higher up" so that the bids
would be accepted.
The alleged conspiracy consisted of
securing the co-operation of an "in
sider" to reject all outsiders' bids on
munitions the Gavernment was to
salvage in Detroit, leaving only those
of the conspirators to be considered.
Wcre Dummy Bidden.
Harris and Collins, it is said, were
induced by Browne to act aa dummy
bidders, Barkley declared, and
Browne's own bid would be slightly
over theirs, but far below the value
of the supplies.
Under this plan $300,000 worth of
munitions were purchased last weak
by Brown, whose intention, it was
alleged, was to send them to -Germany
via Mexico; but an ordnance de
partment officer had discovered the
scheme way back in the winter, whea
the carefully laid plans were devel
oped, and Secret Service men were
connecting the threads of the alleged
conspiracy from the middle of Feb
ruary. Capt Soterlos Nicholson. Indicted at
Detroit In connection with bids for
surplus munitions, was known inti
mately in Washington's most exclu
sive social circles for years as coun
selor of the Greek legation.
A naturalized American citizen,
Nicholson also was a prominent law
yer here. He resigned his post as
counselor to the legation shortly be
fore King Con 1 tan tic e abdicated.
'Nicholson Is widely known as an.au-