Newspaper Page Text
THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1919.
It It SHOPMEN
Leaders of 500,000 organized rail
way shopmen today expected an early
answer from Hall Director Hlnes on
their demands for wage Increases, ac
cording to Secretary Conlon of the
railway department of the American
Federation of Labor.
Indications that Hines may have
an answer prepared were seen in
the fact that yesterday he conferred
with President Wilson for the sec
- ond time this week. Hlnes has re
fused to say what will be his an
swer. Should Hines grant the wage in
creases asked, freight rate increases
may follow, officials of the Railroad
Administration believe. That the
Railroad Administration has no other
permanent source of revenue it has
been made clear by Hines in a letter
to President Wilson, although the
situation might be met temporarily
by a new appropriation from Con
gress. Shopmen Are Determined.
Shopmen are determined to force
granting of the demands, according
to early returns received here In the
national strike vote now being taken.
"Aoout 98 per' cent of the votes al
ready counted are for standing pat on
the original demands presented Janu
ary 1, for an Increase from 68 to 85
cents an hour," said Conlon today.
"The demands also include a provision
that .the increase be made retroactive
from January 1. This item alone now.
would mean the immediate expendi
ture of millions."
Tote Indicate Strike Plan.
Voting to. enforce the original de
roands means the men want a strike if
Hines refuses to accede, Conlon said.
Thirty days' notice must be given
before a strike begins, according to
Conlon said the men are voting on
two propositions. The other was the
proposal by President Wilson that the
whole matter be left to the decision
of a board to be created by Congress.
es than 2 per cent of the votes
already counted favor this," said Con
To AasoBBce Reralts Monday
"All votes must be in headquarters
here .Monday morning. Within-a few
hours the result of the total vote
must be announced from here. At the
same time the national officials want
to announce the answer of the rail,
road administration to the den&nds.
That Is why the national officials
made clear to Mr. Hlnes that his
answer must be forthcoming immedi
0N6E SPAIN'S GLORY
MADRID, Aug. 23. Kihg Alfonso's
ruined palace of. San Ildefonso at La
Granja is one of the freaks and one
of the glories of Spain. It was a
Bourbon monarch who invented it
It the beginning of the eighteenth
Philip V was" out hunting one day,
and rested at a sunny farm called
the Grange, occupied by monks. The
monks had humored the mountain
uponi-bosq.-Blojies the farmhouse was
bulltCjfJpAnad''made their beautiful
gardens conform to the ways of the
But the King compelled the moun
tain to obey him. He blasted smooth
places on precipitous slopes, carrying
away thousands of tons of earth and
stones: and from the valley below
he "brought up miles of fertile earth
to form new fields and gardens.
By the time he had finiched creat
ing. a new landscape- and filling the
new Versailles with the best pic
tures his taste suggested. Philip was
ready to die in debt to the tune of
$6,000,000 pesetas. For that is the
sum which the monarch spent on San
LYNCH NEGRO FOR
ATTACK ON WOMAN
' TOUNGSVILLE, N. C. Aug. 22.
While her husband, W. L. Mediin. a
prominent farmer of Franklin county,
was away curing tobacco, Wednes
day, Walter Tyler, a nineteen-year-old
negro, entered the bed room of
Mrs. Mediin and assaulted her.
Mrs. Mediin had recently returned
home from the hospital and was so
weak she was unable to offer much
Less than twenty-four hours later
Tyler was taken from the constable
by a mob and lynched. His body was
riddled with bullets and suspended
from a tree within sight of the Med
JAPAN DECIDES ON
3IG NAVY PROGRAM
TOKYO. Aug. 23. The Japanese
nvy department's program of new
construction for the ensuing year in
cludes: Two battle, cruisers, three light
cruisers, three first-class destroyer.
Ave second-class destroyers, several
submarines, several gunboats. The
program is expected to be completed
CHANGE BELA KTJW PRISON.
VIENNA. Aug. 23. Bela Kun. Dr.
Landler, and Herr Pohn, Hungarian
communists, have been removed from
thVir prison in the Thaya valley to
a secret place because of the pro
tests of the peasantry.
MtJen D A-N-C-l-N-G Taigkl
Prof. Cala, America's leremom L.nclas
Ulster, can tec& you in a tew lessons U
j oh caa be tausnt. Teachlnr exclusively
y KIOHTWAT SCHOOL or DAXCINO,
ltlS New York Ave.
Os", .up-to-date dander academy south et
XSTr)o Private lessens say hour lie.
ce nt nave appeistmenC
FSONK FXAHXXJN (tit
IT'S a queer place for angels to perch, but there they
are so what would you? They are angels of peace,
embroidered on milady's silk stockings, both of 'em
perched on the ankle. It's the very latest fad. From
Paris, of course.
mmmmmmM 3imHmmmH in n ' ii 'I SMIlSSSSsa
BBBBnnnBBBBBHttt . ajSSBBBBBBBBBBBSSBMV rsXrMnlBssrHIBB
nBnnBBK - M5HHF5 "- '.:Mmm
BnHHnTi Vr.j -Lj j .','"- ?SsP!"KB9
BBBBMBvSffrBT -l iBH A Vfcw '. 53 T1 3&
nnnBfllB ABBBBBflBBlnBBflBSBitt.AB9SBBHBHBBBnBVlnVnikv '" .jSxnhii
H7 , 39&ESEf&&lmBml&t 'flHuHBfQHHjHBnHBBSwnVnV
BBBBBflHBKSwSfiHinHiH UrKWKZt " S)-?-2iJa
ShEkcL-s BSflBflRr Jnnnn v '' BBnKf jV. iv v. a8&jfeyiJMftJfcs
Con That Ate
May Halt Consideration
Of Treaty in Congress
Because she had the proclivities of a
goat and' partook Of a portion of gun
powder and rust, a part Jersey and
shorthorn cow is about to tie up Con
gress and temporarily halt considera
tion of the league of nations and mat
ters of more-or less importance.
The cow in question, before her de
mise last year in the county of Ska
mania, State of Washington, was
owned by one E. Willard. a' rancher.
From evidence submitted to the
House Claims Committee, which has
filed a seven-page printed report on
the subject, it appears that agents of
the forest service of the Government
three years ago left several tin cans
of gunpowder on the ranch of Willard.
J -Cow Ate Gunpowder.
On May 13, 1918, Willard's Jersey
cow was grazing along the route
passed over by the forest reserve
agents. She discovered a rusty can
and the gunpowder therein. She sam
pled it. In fact, she ate most of the
contents of the can.
Willard. in an affidavit filed with
the House committee, says the "cow
was found lying prostrate on the
ground in great agony, and in such
condition that, although every possi
ble effort was made to save the ani
mal, it was necessary to kill her to
alleviate her suffering,"
The cow in question "gave two gal
lons of milk in the evening and a trifle
less in the morning," and was con
sidered a valuable unit of the dairy
Starts Lengthy Action.
Rancher Willard was greatly per
turbed over his loss. He took the
matter up with the District forest
ranger. Correspondence followed.
The Department of Agriculture be
came interested. Acting Secretary c.
r. Marvin had to lay aside other
weighty matters and devote consid
AVIATOR STARTS I
PLANE FROM ROOF
NEWARK. N. J Aug. 23 Within tea
minutes after landing his airplane or
the roof of a building here. Aviator
E. E. Bailough took the air again
and made a successful getaway. This
is said to be the first time the feat
was accomplished in this country. Al
though a landing on a roof has been
made, the flyer, however, has failed
Hundreds of persons watching the
flyer thought he had met with an ac
cident when he started to swoop
down toward the building.
'JUST PLAIN KICKS'
TO COST $12 A PAIR
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J, Aug. 23.
Shoe retailers at the convention of
National Shoe Retailers' Association
In session here today, denied profit
eering charges. Five thousand shoe
retailers are represented.
Officers of the association denied
that shoes would cost $25 per pair
this winter. They announced that
winter styles in footwear would be
devoid of the fancy features which
add cost to production, and said that
"just plain kicks' would be offered
to the public at prices ranging from
$8 to $12 per pair.
MORLEY PLEADS FOR ATJSTRIA.
PARIS, Ang. 23. Viscount Morley
one of the British delegates, has told
the supreme council that it ta in the
Interest of the allies to alleviate th
burden on Austria, and has asked for
a revision of the economic and finan
cial clauses of the treaty, according
to the Echo de Paris. It is believed
that the treaty will be signed on Au
USES GAS MASK TO FIX LEAK.
DALLAS, Aug. 23. When an am
monia pipe was broken in large
office building here, G. T. Gregory
borrowed an irmv caa majnW- ami re
paired the leak.
erable time making inquiries and dic
tating letters on the subject of the
When the case went to the United
States Court of Claims, it was found
that a claim would have to be made
with Congress. Members of Congress
were Interested in the matter.
Then followed the introduction of
a bill to pay Willard the sum of J100
for his cowl
When the bill was considered by
the House" Committee on Claims a
few days ago, it was pointed out that
because of the high cost of. beef, the
carcass of the cow, had it been used
for beef purposes would have been
worth about $60 to $75, or about $100
for dairying purposes.
Recommend $60 Payment.
The committee, after going through
a mass of evidence, reports that
"while it is not shown directly that
the powder was negligently con
demned and thrown away, your com
mittee believe'that evidence sufficient
to Justify a presumption to that ef
fect has been presented."
The committee recommends that the
bill do pass and that $G0 be awarded
Willard for the cow.
yTbVbill has been cdmmitted to
tne'erimmittee of the Whole House
on the State of the Union and will
be called up for action next week.
After passage by the House the bill
will go to the Senate. If there is
concurrent action, it will go to the
President for his signature.
The Treasury Department will
issue the check for $G0 and before
Willard shall have finally been com
pensated, nearly every department of
the Government will have had some
part in the transaction.
One member of the House observed
en reading the report on the bill: "Is
it any wonder that we need a recess
now and then to recuperate?"
TO LIVE IN AMERICA
HARTFORD, Conn.. Aug. 23. Gov
ernor Holcomb has received a letter
addressed to the "Government" from
( T. Stahle, German emigration officer
at Duisburg. German, asking informa
, tion concerning immigration laws of
' the various States, and whoih.r re
strictions had been placed on Ger
mans. The letter stated that a large num
ber of Germans were ready to come to
this country. The latter emphasized
the "value of German labor, good
education, and decent customs," and
also asked for detailed information
as to the manner In which arable
land could be acquired and at what
cost and under what "restrictions."
FORTRESS OF REDS
TAKEN BY POLES
LONDON. Aug. 23. Polish forces
are advancing rapidly against the1
bolsheviki. a news agency dispatch
from Copenhagen said today. The
Poles are reported to have reached a
line formed by Ighumen on the north
and Dortyn on the south, capturing
the fortress of Rovno.
Ighumen, one of the points in the
Polish offensive, is thirty-eight miles
south of Minsk, in the province of
that name. Rovno is south of Minsk
FIVE INDICTED FOR
BREAD PRICE BOOST
COLUMBUS. Ohio, Aug. 23. Alleg
ing they violated the Valentine anti
trust law by conspiring to raise and
control bread prices, the special grand
jury probing the high cost of living
five of the leading baking companies
POLICY IN RUSSIA
ROUSES HOUSE IRE
Hanks Kept in Siberia to
Collect Bad Debts,
. Is Charge.
Opposition in the House to the con
tinued maintenance of American
troops in Russia is crystallizing, and
may be voiced in an imperative de
mand on President Wilson that he
Issue instructions for the Immediate
withdrawal of these troops.
Vigorous protests against the
American policy with respect to Rus
sia and Russian affairs came this
morning to the House Foreign Af
fairs Committee when were read the
statement of the State Department,
of August 6, 1018, that Great Britain
and France were co-operating with
the United States in Siberia, and the
recent announcement by the War De
partment that the United States now
has S.500 troops in Siberia, while
Great Britain and France have no
soldiers in that country.
Congressmen Rhodes of Missouri
and Mason of Illinois, Republicans,
appeared before the committee with
citizen delegations from their respec
tive States to ask why American sol
diers were being kept in Siberia and
for how long? The number of Japa
nese and Italian soldiers now in that
country? Why Great Britain and
Franco have no soldiers there, and
what is the policy of the Japanese
government In connection with Si
beria. At recent hearings before Congres
sional committees, Secretary- Baker
declined to go into the question of
this Government's Russian policy, but
stated that under agreement with
Great Britain and France, this Gov
ernment was pledged to assist in
military operations by the allies in
Siberia. He further stated that se
lective draft soldiers were being dis
placed as rapidly as possible with
volunteers who had gone into the
regular army, and that soon all draft
men would be returned to this coun
try. Mason charges that the American
troops, ostensibly kept In Siberia to
guard railroad property, were really
being kept there as a collection
agency to enforce payment on some
ancient Russian bonds held in this
country. He said 4,000 of these
troops kept In Siberia were from Illi
nois, and that the parents of the men
desired their return to this country
and their release from war service.
NEW YORK, Aug. 23. Nearing
New York the Spanish liner de Sat
rtistegui, which arrived here from
Barcelona, passed a large school of
whales which played about her and
followed her twenty hours.
The ship brought an American sol
dier who became doll maker to the
children of King Alfonso of Spain. He
is Felix Masso of 92 Water street,
who served with the Fifty-second
Pioneer Infantry He obtained his
discharge on tho other side and went
to Madrid, where, .he got an order for
the dolls, which he had learned the
King wanted. He brought back sev
eral dolls four Jfeet high, with real
hair and eyes that winked like a
Andre Armando,, food director of
Cuba, returned from a trip to Spain
and advocated putting all food profit
eers in jail.
"There is no use arguing with such
creatures," he said, "and they can pay
fines only too easily. They must be
brought to time with bars."
SYRACUSE, N. Y., Aug. 23 How'd
you like to be able to smoke a dif
ferent pipe every day for eight years?
A Syracusan, owner of the world's
largest exhibit of pipes, could, but
doesn't, for the Syracusan is a non
smoker, and a woman to boot. She
is Mrs. Gard Foster, widow of a well
known central New York physician,
who today completed cataloguing her
unique collection, started by her hus
band and completed by her since his
The collection now numbers 3,000,
and Includes pipes from every coun
try under the sun. Among the rare
specimens is a beautifully carved
meerschaumi with an exquisitely
shaped hand holding the bowl of the
pipe, the carving of the lace at the
wrist being perfect in detail. A meer
schaum skull pipe and a cigarette
holder, representing "Leda and the
Swan," from Saalsburg, also are reck
oned as priceless.
GIRL KILLS FATHER
WHO BEAT MOTHER
TRENTON, N. J.. Aug. 23. En
raged when her father struck his
wife during a quarrel in their home
at Roelofa, Pa., today, Clara Bartel.
fifteen years old, seized a shotgun
and killed him. State police have
gone to the scene of the tragedy.
The victim was Charles Bartel,
forty-five years old, an electrician
for the Philadelphia and Reading
GETS LIFE TERM FOR
BURNING MAN TO DEATH
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 23. A sen
tence of life imprisonment In the State
penitentiary was Imposed In Circuit
Judge Taylor's court on Mrs. Minnie
Ryan, forty-four yeaars old, who was
found guilty of murder in the first
She killed Fred Roetger, aged forty
three, by drenching him with kero
sene while he slept and setting a
match to the oil. She Is said to be
the first woman to be sentenced to
life Imprisonment in St. Louis in the
past hirty-five years.
3,000 PIPES IN
1,493 SHIPS IN U.S.
TRADE FLEET JAN. 1
Total Capacity To Be 12,135-
000 Deadweight Tons,
Payne Tells President.
Fourteen hundred and ninety-three
ships will have been completed by the
United States Shipping Board by De
cember 31, 1910, under the present
building program, Chairman Payne
announced today. All will be "first
class, ocean-going steel vessels," ac
cording to Payne..
The total capacity of this fleet sail
ing under the American flag will be
12,135,000 deadweight tons.
Approximately 4,205,000 deadweight
tons of it, -or 523 ships, already have
been built and now are in the water,
Payne said, and ottier and minor shlpB
built and projected by the board Trill
total more than 2,000 bottoms by the
end of 1920.
These are. some of the figures put -up
to President Wilson yesterday by
Payne at a conference at tho White
"We talked about policies to be
formulated to Insure a nermanent
American merchant marine," said
"It in nllf ifmlnt tn a1lViA Vilr
just as fast as private concerns will
aosorD mem wnere me saie is ac
crfmdanied "hv n. definite tinderittAnd.
ing that they are to remain under the
American flag, and form a part of our
"It is not our Durooae to make a re
duction of price or to make any un
usual errorta to eirect sales.
"Until they can pass from the own
ership of the Government into pri
vate ownership, the ships must be
operated by the Government.
IN NEXT WEEK
The voice of 20,000,000 American of
Irish blood will be heard in the pro
test against the ratification of the
League of Nations, as at present
drafted, which will be made by emi
nent Irishmen to the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee et a meeting
next week, according to a statement
by Daniel T. O'Connell, director of the
Irish National Bureau.
The statement was Issued subse
quent to a meeting of the Senate
committee Thursday afternoon, at
which it was voted that a hearing be
given to the Irish in their plea for
justice. The reqnest for hearing was
asked by Mr. O'Connell.
"The cause of Ireland was denied a
hearing at Paris," said Mr. O'Connell.
"When the Friends of Irish freedom
determined to ask to be heard before
the Senate committee, we were cer
tain that a majority of the committee
would realize the justice of our re
quest. In that expectation we were
"The Rational Council of the
Friends of Irish Fredom will, within a
day or two. submit to the committee
the names of those who will present
WITH MONEY MET
Herbert T. Warren, a discharged
soldier, and Frank E. Hart, still in
the army, are being held for the ac
tion of. the grand jury today, on a
charge of housebreaking. When ar
raigned before Judge Hard Is on in
the United States branch of police
court, they waived preliminary hear
ing, and bond was placed at $1,000
for their release.
They were arrested by Policeman
J. M. Peterson, on a charge of en
tering the home of Adolph Nielson,
at 3067 M street northwest, and steal
121. 288-HOUR FLIGHT
WILL WIN $50,000
NEW YORK, Aug. 23. Regulations
for the trans-Pacific flight for which
Thomas F. Ince, of Los Angeles, of
fered a prize of $50,000, were made
public today by the contest committee
of tho Aero Club of America.
The flight must bo from Venice,
Cal.. to a finish point in either Aus
tralia, the mainland of the Japanese
group of islands, the mainland of the
Philippine group, or on the continent
of Asia, and must be completed within
288 hours from time of starting.
If no contestant completes the
trans-Pacific flight, a prtee of $10,000
will be given the first to reach the
Hawaiian Islands. The flight will be
conducted by the Pacific Aero Club.
FIGHT MARCH GENERALSHIP,
BUT 0.K.RANK FOR PERSHING
Objection to the recommendation of
President Wilson to make Chief of
Staff March a full general for life was
evident in the House yesterday, when
six members of the Military Affairs
Committee filed a minority report
against the bill authorizing the rank
The six members indorse giving tho
rank to General Pershing. The sign
ers of the report are Congressmen
Anthony of Kasnas, Sanford of New
York, Kearns of Ohio, Caldwell, and
La Guardla of New York, and Fuller
STRIKE OF HAGERSTOWN
TOOL WORKERS FEARED
HAGHRSTOWN, Md., Aug. 23. Ex
pecting a strike demonstration here
similar to that In Grencastle, when
striking employes of the Landla Tool
Company, at Waynesbore, went to
that city and practically forced the
employes of the branch of the Land is
company there to strike, the police au
thorities here were notified to be on
the lookout for a visit from the Way
nesboro strikers at Hagertown.
BEATING five other sab chasers, all of which had seen
foreign service, the United States jmbm&rine chMer
No. 131 is shown entering New York harijor after awW
mile nm from Bermuda. The little boats, leaving Ber
muda at the same time, raced the entire distance at full
speed, the No. 131 completing the run in fifty-seven
hoursnd six minutes. The insert shows Lieut. Oomdr.
J. L. Day, of the chaser 131.
INDICT 49 AS MOOIfSHCIEHS.
RONCEVERTB, W. Va, Aug. 23.
The Greenbrier county grand jury in
session here has returned Indictments
against more than forty persons for
fff' i mWwSSSSS3LWW yfi i w it
ifil "" J,JmViE9nn39Ui3vi ,i, itT77y''.
mBLB flmlLmB itBfew BHLmH- TAmLmLmmfer .MLmmH mmLmLmmLmmLmLm MmmmmmmMmm AmmmmmmWmmmm
W iMlLmPlmlBml I 4mPl
mmWBmW BBBBBF mmmmmm -i mmmr -mmw mmmmmmmmmmmmmr mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmr m mm- v
Wrapped to insure its perfect con
dition in ail climates and seasons
Sealed tight kept right. The
perfect gum in the perfect package.
After every meal
OBTRMA5S QUIT HTBrTTAJTIA.
BERLIN, Aug. 23- Bvaenatioa of
Lithuania has been begun, aeeofdlng
to an announcement seat the entente
powers yesterday by the Cfera&a for-ernmeht.
- mm mm. wmr i
j&m, JrW JK
5&. gout tkriita J
Time of Haniaglj
mvTTOTlK, Ag. HsT ferttt
hltalal that he and Mrs. Irw Om
tle, WMew of Yeraen Castle, wra
married secretly at Pickens. St C.
three asasths after Tnes Castle
tragic deiife at rrt Worth. Tex.,
Cant. .Rebert X. Treaaaa issued tnrd
his home is Ithaca two stateeaU t
the eCeet that e was, not te Setts
Carolina la May 1918, when the '
ficlal records of the Prebate Cosrt
Pickens county ahevf that he and Xr&
Castle were married by the Us
Frank A-.Juhaa. of. GreeaviHe, & G
The Herald today Is prepared" t short
y the reeerda &t the War" e4r:-
tueax mat (jastam xramaa was m
South Carolina at that time asd that
he was stationed at Caap Sevier
jst outside of GreeavUle.
The records ef the War XtesartaiMtc
in Washington, shew titaC Cast. Jtefc
ert B. Treman 'was trass erred" treat
XJasap Meade to Caa Sevier, ft. C, MR
January jz jais, as that he re
mained at Cao sevfer vatil Jasje ?.
1918,' when- he" was ordered t 1VK
Wayne, Mich from whiah ylaee he
was, seat to Laagler HsM, T-
Jnly 31. 1918, and ttJB HHt M
on October 19. 1918.
SKATTLar Weak, A. 3-Prta
etai Tahata Slram, dasghter ef A
ftvlta f !, M 3 Carapeet
AcBiBside, whese fatherled the 7i!V
jpjae- iasarreetle&, vera sgeediac Baeft
ward, to Chieage tedar after eae 4ayi
seat'2a the Haitad.' jKaiee..
It vae a day of waaiiailaad e
them. Tber a their fjrst desert-
meat stora.aad west es a tear ef e
pleratkm withm, .
"last Wee hea-rea," mmmared the.
princes, aad Mis Agaiaaldo- agreed.
The princess la seveateea, her eumi
With them are firs ether FflW
girls, all gofasg to Chicago, Taeyvl
study at the university oz Illinois
the expense of their sereraraesc
t -. . r
Tbe flavor lasts