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The Heart Grows Cautious.
A Restless Dove.
Don't Marry Royalty.
Cloudy and showery
weather tonight nnd to
rn orroir. Temperature at
8 a. in. 72 decree. JVor
mal trmperatare for July
21 for the last thirty
yeara, 77 degrees.
Published every evening (Including Sunday)
Entered as second-class matter, at tho
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WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 21, 1919. Qoang Wall Street Prices PRICK TWO CENTS.
' Br ABTHUB BRISBANE.
The Mexican gentlemen seem to
have gone a little far this time.
Nine miles from Tampico they
hold up a launch of the United
States warship Cheyenne and rob
the sailors, under the American
This did not happen in territory
controlled by the bandit Villa, but
in the territory of Carranza, Pres
ident of the Mexican republic.
The incident is different from
'the average Mexican effort, "which
consists in insulting the American
,flag without robbing or killing men
in United States uniform, or in
murdering some isolated ranch
owner without insulting his flag.
This affair will teach Mexico
whether or not all of the fourteen
points drop dead and all the rights
of American citizens cease in the
. middle of the Rio Grande.
. Lawyers complain that 'business
is bad. Making out income tax re
turns is hard work and poorly
paid; other business has been
slack. But there comes a ray of
hope in the divorce courts news.
The city of Chicago granted 6,220
divorces last year.
A learned judge says the trou
ble is chiefly with war weddings;
seven out of ten proved failures.
The young lady listening to "The
Star-Spangled Banner" and boil
ing with patriotism, was willing
to marry almost anybody in a uni
form. But absence made the heart
grow cautious. And when the
young man came back after two
years, many of the patriotic
brides, "afraid of those strange
men they married two years ago,"
as the judge puts it, called it all
Young lawyer, if worried about
business, specialize on divorce.
J Foch doesn't think the peace
dove is firmly settled on her nest
yet He warns England to keep
herself ready for war, so that "we"
(Prance) will not have to wait for
her again. That waiting process,
j while England was sending troops
thirty miles across the Channel
less rapidly than we sent them
three thousand miles across the
' ocean, was painful for France, and
a good deal will be written about
it In French history.
1 The great American Steamship
Association has decided to J,stand
pat" against the closed shoprwIfich
. means against organized labor and
the right of the sailors to combine
asv ship owners combine. In addi
tion to standing pat, ship owners '
say that they will find plenty of5
'"scab" workmen to run the ships.
Maybe so, maybe not They will
be' disturbed perhaps to hear that
Chinese sailors have formed their
first" labor organization and decide
to stick by the white union men.
An ehd of Chinese cheap labor
tfouIjT interfere with the plans of
patriotic American ship owners
consmerably. What became of the
suggestion that the Government
should Investigate war profits of
the organization of- ship owners
having unlimited license to rob
Government and people during the
war? These profits might help pay
sailors good wages.
' The news from Italy today will
be important. A general strike
called there will show in its results
whether or not old-fashioned gov-
eminent will be able to keep its
feet in western Europe.
Pershing and March are to have
in our army a rank equal to that
t of Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan,
' and higher than the. rank neld by
George Washington when he died.
But possession of that rank, which
they will owe to the kindness of
Woodrow Wilson, will not make
Pershing or March the equals of
Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, or su
perior to Washington.
"Sir John" General Pershing
has a certain advantage over the
old-fashioned American gener
als who Washington especially
never attracted the favorable
notice of the English King.
A Frenchman who calls himself
Prince Louis Philippe, Duke of
Bourbon Orleans, thinks himself a '
pretender to the crown of France
and kindly asks his followers not '
to rise in revolution and put him
back on the throne. The washed
out remnant of French royalty
need not worry, for there isn't any
French tarone, and at least ninety
nine Frenchmen out of a hundred
would say to Louis Philippe what
John L. Sullivan at the age of
eighteen said to Mike Donovan,
then a champion: "You will be
lucky if I don't break your neck if
you get in that ring with me."
Donovan had just offered to teach
Sullivan how to box. Two min
utes later Sullivan broke his nose.
Royalties that would like to teach
the French how to govern, take
Respectable English men and
ladies, many of them below stairs,
must be wondering what the world
is coming to. Another English girl
of royal blood Is to marry a com
moner. Major Gibbs is the com
moner. Lady Helena Frances Au
gusta, niece of Queen Mary, is to
be the royal bride. It is hard on
royalty undoubtedly to marry be
low its station. But it does bring
out the che6t, lift up the forehead,
and straighten the legs of the royal
line. And think of the poor com
moner, who on every possible oc
casion is an "also ran." When he
goes to dinner, the flunkey calls
Gen. Dickman, Just Home
MOVE I VI A 0 E
The State Department was ad
Tlsed today of the robbery by
bandits of the Atlantic BeGning
Company's oiMoading station at
Puerto Lobos, Hexico, of about
$10,000 last Wednesday.
Maj. Gen. Joseph Dickman, on ar
rival in Newp York yesterday from
Europe, received orders to take com
mand afr once of the Southern De
partment, with headquarters at Sanl
Antonio, Tex. It embraces all mili
tary units on the Mexican border.
,General Dickman came to Wash
ington immediately and is expected
to proceed from here to his new com
niadwith all possible haste.
Special significance is attached to
the hurried departure from New
York of General Dickman in view of
the fact that he was the only one of
ten generals who arrived on the
Aquitania to leave for Washington
It is known that staff officers of
General Dickman worked out plans
to be used in the event of interven
tion in Mexico while the general was
commanding the army of occupa
May Hurry More Troops.
. Officers and enlisted men of the
(Sixtieth and Sixty-first Infantry
Regiments, regular army outfits
I which have been in the Fifth Di
vision, and' returned on the Aquitania.
freely discussed reports that they
will go to Mexico for service as Eoon
,as the men who enlisted for duration
J of the war In the regiments have
(been mustered out at Camp Mills.
I The Foreign Relations Commi.'-je
today ordered a favorable report on
Senator King's resolution reauestinc-
the State Department' to furnish the
; following information about the Mexi
"What steps have been taken. If
any. to press for collection damage
claims of American citizens against
i the Mexican government: the number
or American citizens killed in Mexico
since Diaz retired; the number forced
to flee and the value of the property
they left behind, the number now
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CARDIFF. "Wales. July 21. The
cit' council of Barry has decided to
let the pitiless rays of publicity shine
on bathing gorls who wear immodest
Beach inspectors have been In
structed to take photographs of all
mermaids insufficiently clad and post
copies in public places.
The Barry council took this step
after two saucy sea nymphs had
slapped an inspector who reprimanded
them for bathing a la mother Eve.
out his wife's title and then his
plebeian name, which sounds very
flat. Ererybody makes a courtesy
to his wife or a profound bow be
cause she is royalty, and to him
they only say "How do," or say
nothing at all. All through life he
will feel like a costermonger's
donkey married to the winner of
the Grand National, which iB no
POST PHOTOS 0
H IH llft HH HHH IHH
POWER SHUT OFF
A abort circuit In the conduit
of the Potomac Electric Power
Company between the power
plant nt Benning and Washington
Hhat off all electric current In the
downtown district shortly after Z
Officials of tbe company aserlb
ed tbe accident to tbe seepage of
water Into the conduits, as result
of tbe heavy rains of the last
week. Tbey expected that tbe
trouble would be located and re
pairs made before dark.
Whether the radical drys succeed
in the end in barring the individual
citizen from possession of private
stocks of liquor or in limiting the
amount which such citizens may pos
sess, it seems certain that the issue
of property rights will be raised in
some definite form and that the Su
preme Court of the United States
will have the final say upon the
View At Capitol.
In most Congressional circles 'he
view has been taken that the owner
ship of legally acquired liquor; that
is, liquor tioUght and paid for prior
to July 1, held in the personal posses
sion of the owner, could not be legis
lated against. House and Senate law
yers for the most part have seeav-d
to agree upon this point. Even the
Anti-Saloon League counsel, Wayne
B. Wheeler, in a statement regarding
the enforcement "code' which his or
ganization is backing. aid:
"It does not prevent the possession
of intoxicating liquor in a private
dwelling if the liquor was secured
before the Jaw goes into effect. It
does not permit a search warrant to
be is.ued for such liquor in a private
Silent On This Phase.
Mr. Wheeler does not discuss the
power of Congress to bar the owner
ship of private stocks. He does uot
say whether he believe. that body
has authority to confiscate property
for other than public uses or not. He
merely says that the Anti-Saloon
League is not seeking to confiscate or
to search and beize in the name of the
The House today, by a vote of 107
; to j, reiusca to make lawful the stor
1 lng or liquor in private homes for
I personal use.
ROME. July 21. Signor Schanzer.
minister of the treasury, has an
nounced he will visit the United
States on an important financial mis
sion. FAILS TO SAVE HKR COUSIN.
SYRACUSE. N. Y.. July -Jl. -Alice
Murray, ten years old. daughter of
Mr and Mrs. Oscar J. Murray, of New
Britain. Conn . was drowned In the
Tully Reservoir near here, after ac
cidentally falling into the water.
Evelyn Murray, her eleven-year-old
cousin, dived to her rescue and
hrongh her up several times, but
was unable to get her to shore.
AD 0 V EOT II
E M A I N N G IN
ED TODAY 10
President Wilson was suffering
from, an attack of intestinal trouble
when he returned to the White House
this morning from his week-end
cruise down the-Potomac and Chesa
peake Bay on-the Mayflower, and
was ordered to bed by Rear Admiral
Cary T. Grayson, his personal phy
sician Seven appointments, four with Re
publican Senators, had been made
fortoday, but they were, alH'canT
celed, Dr. Grayson ordoring a com
plete rest to check the intestinal
trouble, which is supposed to have
been the outgrowth of the attack of
indigestion suffered by the President
on Saturday morning.
Jt was said this afternoon that
.President Wilson was resting com
fortably and that no serious develop
ments were expected. Dr. Grayson
expects that Mr. Wilson will be able
to resume his official duties tomor
row. The yachting trip of the President
and Mrs. Wilson was marked by al
most constant rain and stormy
weather. The Mayflower remained off
Old Point Comfort. Va.. yesterday,
but none of the Presidential party
went ashore. The vessel was at an
chor during the greater part of the
day because of the rain and a heavy
Accompanying th President and
Mrs. Wilson on the trip were Miss
Margaret Wilson and Dr. Axson and
John Randolph Boiling, brothers-in-law
of the President.
Appointments the President was to
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A bill to restore to the colors all
soldiers, sailors, aud marines who
have been court-martialed and re
storing all forfeited pay and allow
ances was introduced today by Sena
tor Chamberlain of Oregon. CoUrts
raartial involving charges recognized
as felonies in civil law are excepted.
A state of war has Wen proclaimed
in Honduras because of an alleged
movement to depose the government,
the State Department was advised to
day. Acting Secretary of State Phil
lips cablde for further Information.
HOLYOKE. Mass.. July 21 The
State police invaded this city yester
day and stopped baseball on the play
grounds and golf at two local clubs.
As a result, pastimos on Sunday arc
doomed until existing "blue laws" are
changed. There were no arrests made.
AND GOLF TOPPED
TAKE BEMOANS BEFORE MEALS and
se how One good digestion make you feel.
From France, Ordered to Rio
NO TRUTH IN
Characterizing Congressman Mc
Fadden as a "licensed slanderer,'
John Skelton Williams, Comptroller
of the Currency, precipitated a
stormy session of the Senate Bank
ing and Currency Committee today,
when he demanded of the committee
to know why McFadden was not
present to make his charge that he
had shared in a commission on the
sale of the Arlington Hotel property
"I have asked that Mr. McFadden
appear here and make this charge
in pert w j before the committee," said
Mr. Williams angrily, noticing the
absence of the Congressman.
"I hope he will not fail to appear,
and thereby put himself in the po
sition of a licensed slanderer and
seek shelter under his capacity as a
Congressman. There is not a scin
tilla of foundation in the charges
that he makes."
Chairman McLean told Mr. Wil
liams that be had requested Congress
man McFadden to appear before the
committee, but that the latter was
busy before the House Rules Com
mittee, which is considering further
charges against Mr. Williams' con
duct of office.
Mr. Williams testified that his
brother-in-law. Lewis C. Williams, of
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BOSTON. Mass.. July 21 The strike
of street railway employes here, which
tied up the entire system four days,
A special board of arbitration
awarded the car men an eight-hour
day and a wage scale ranging from
5.1 cents to 62 cents an hour. The
average wage under the old scale was
Keeping Up With
A FACT A DAY
"Bid you realize that last
Saturday's installment of the
Merchandise Man's feature
told how a merchant suc
cessfully sold a lot of goods
without using newspaper
advertising? Is The Times
trying to kill its own busi
ness?" asks a Times reader.
On the contrary, The
Times has a very lively
desire to continue the de
velopment of its advertis
ing patronage, but it wants
that development always to
mean increasing business for
the advertising. And in any
special situation where ad
vertising is not the appro
priate force The Times will
not recommend advertising.
BACK AT WORK
Brownlow Urges GitizensNot
To Come Downtown Tonight
Washington residents who have no actual business
downtown are requested by Commissioner Brownlow, in
a statement issued today, not to permit curiosity to
bring them into congested districts "while efforts are
being made to end the reign of terrorism.
Commissioner Brownlow also announced that the
Metropolitan Police force will be assisted tonight .by
details of soldiers and marines from nearby camps, and
that every effort will be made to prevent a recurrence of
the race riots.
Commissioner Brownlow s statement follows:
"In common with every good citizen, I deplore the.
disgrace of last night's events.
"In common with every good citizen, I am deter
mined to do everything humanly possible to prevent a
"L call upon every citizen to exercise his full influ
ence to this end.
!The actions of the men. .who attackeriJiinocent
negroes cannot be too strongly condemned, and it is-the,
-duty of every citizen to express his support of law and
order by refraining from any inciting conversation or
the repetition of inciting rumors and tales.
"Tonight the police force will be assisted by details
of soldiers and marines.
"Persons who have no actual business downtown
should not permit mere curiosity to bring them into, con
gested quarters, for the presence of crowds will hamper
the work of the police and will assist the activities of
the lawbreakers if they should renew their efforts at
"It is a time for quiet, cool counsel, not for excited
expression of fear.
"The dignity and supremacy of the law must and
will be vindicated in the National Capital."
'No More Rioting Here
Military Men Decree
A Congressional Investigation of
riots In Washington will be demanded
by Congressman Frank Clark of Flor
ida In n resolution to be Introduced
in tbe House tomorrow.
"I have none knowledge of police
matter.' he mild tod a J", "and what
ia to be expected of police deport
ment. Sly opinion of the depart
ment bere In that It In not worth a
continental In no far an performing
tbe duties of police protection are
'From day to day we bare thrown
Into our facen ntorlrn of nnnnultn on
women, but strange to may no one
ban paid tbe penalty. In one cane a
negro ytos Identified by two victims
but the police whined 'we are not so
certain whether this In tbe man or
not, yoa women may be wrong.'"
Rioting on the streets of "Washing
ton, will stop tonight.
This- is the edict that has been sent
oat by the army and navy officials.
Captain Leigh, chief of the Uureau
of Navigation. Major General Kerr,
acting- adjutant general of the army,
and Major General Barnett, comman
dant of the marine corps, this morn
ing sent word to Congressman Selgel
of New York, who has taken an In
terest in the race riots that have
been a nightly occurence for the last
two nights, that thoy will see that
members of the different branches of
the service do not participate this
The police officials will take care
of the civilian part of the population.
linker Pledges Aid.
Action by the United States Gov
ernment in helping to quell race riots
on the streets of Washington was
promised by Secretary Baker and Gen
oral March in a conference with Com
missioner Brownlow today.
Both Secretary Baker and General
March assured Commissioner Brown
low of the complete co-operation of
the War Department in the present
Secretary Baker promised that all
troops necessary to check the dis
turbances would be placed on patrol
on the streets of Washington as long
as the District authorities consider
such action necessary.
Commissioner Brownlow. after the
conference, expressed the belief that
co-operation betwen the Metropolitan
Police Department and the War De
partment will bring about the desired
relief from race rioting.
It is believed that troops from camps
In the District will be able to take
care of the situation; but the War
Department is prepared to order re
enforcements to Washington from
Camp Meade and other places outside
the District if it seems advisable.
Want Provost Guard.
Commissioner Brownlow stated to
day that provost guards are beat fitted
to maintain order among service
men. and with Major Pullman believes
that a provost guard should be kept
on duty in Washington continually.
Both Commissioner Brownlow and
Major Pullman believe that, the re
moval of the war-time provost guard
from the city last month, was a seri
Commissioner Brownlow urges
people who have no especial business
In the downtown districts to stay off
the streets inasmuch as it is believed
that mob-spirit flares up more easily
in packed streets.
The provost guard, discontinued
here June 15. probably will be re
established today to cope with dis
orders growing out of attacks on col
ored men by bands of soldiers, sailors
It was reported shortly before noon
that the commanders of the various
military establishments in and around
the Capital would detain in barracks
all men without a good excuse for
leave this evening.
It is understood that overy avall
.. e policeman will be held in readi
ness to put down any further attempts
at mob violence, and squads of police
will be concentrated at several points
were outbreaks are likely to occur.
STEHMNG NEAR LOW MARK
NEW YORK, July 21. Shortly after
the opening demand sterling sold off
3 cents to 1.28, within 2 cents of the
SHUIJT AS CA
U. S. HOSPITAL
A mob of between tweaty-sVre
sad thirty negroes, at 3 o'clock
this afternoon, boarded
car at Twenty-sixth
streets northwest, ia tbe vielalty
of the V. S. Hospital, and beat the
motonaan aad conductor. They
then ran east to Tweaty-atfth
mtxwt, aad' scattered.
This followed oa the heels, of the
shooting at sailors la the hosattxl
grounds by negro desperadoes ra
aa automobile, who also escaped.
About 4 o'clock: a gaajg
aesroes started for the Havy Yard
Ostensibly to be there whea the
employes a led out the auda sates
at the foot of Eighth street. The
police of the Fifth precinct were
'tipped off" however, aad reserves
were oa hand to disperse the
negroes before they reached the
As a sequel to the rioting last
night four negroes in an automobile
fired several shots at a group of
sailors in the yard of the Naval
Hospital, Twenty-third - and B
streete northwest, shortly after 11
o'clock this morning. All the shoti
The negroes sped down Twenty
third street in the automobile and
as they passed the gate leading into
the hospital yard they opened fire.
The machine turned west on B
street and another volley of shots
were fired at the four sailors who
were in the yard.
Other White Men Fired Upon.
Three pistol shots were fired fross
an automobile at three white men oa
Bladensburg road northeast, early
this morning. Tho men were unhurt
and were unable to say whether the
occupants of the machine were whits
A short time later four shots were
fired from a machine believed to be
the same, on Montello .avenue, near
Injured Last Night. '
In the rioting last night the police
reported the following persons in
jured: Lewis C. Mueller, a white man
twenty-five years old, of 1232 G
street northeast, was attacked by a
crowd -of several negroes while he
was waiting for car at Seventh
and T streets about 1:15 o'clock this
morning. Mueller was cut on the face
and hands but refused to go to a
A bullet Intended for Policeman
Volkman. of the Eighth precinct,
fired by an unknown colored sailor
during a riot In the vicinity of Sev
enth and Florida avenue northwest,
early this morning, struck Marcus
Williams, colored, twenty years old.
of 2133 Eighth street northwest. Ia
the letf cheek.
Policeman Volkman returned Jxe
fire, but was unable to say whether
his bullet found Its mark.
Elnht Xegroea Hurt.
As the result of the street fighting
between a mob of soldiers, sailors and
marines and groups of negroes, Tight
negroes were treated at Emergency
Hospital for minor injuries received
at the hands of the-whites.
When the crowd formed the service
men proceeded up Pennsylvania ave
nue, chasing and fighting no-rroea.
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