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?????????? - ?? ?-????? . , . ? V THE WEATHER. Today?Fair. Tomorrow?Probably fair and warmer. Highest temperature yester day, 85; lowest, 70. THE WASHINGTON HERALD CONDENSED NOVEL SERIES Too tr? mttalu the rmuit ihwt. If you tr* not reading (Mture of run HH _ . maaterpleoea of the world'* literature WaihlnartoB Hti&M. DfWtptf* Mdlaf tha lira la Tha NO. 4654 WASHINGTON. D. C.. SATURDAY, JULY 26, 1919. ONE CENT ? INSPECTOR HIDES' OFFICIAL REPORT ON RIVER BOATS Not Ready to Tell Public Why Craft Were "Dis abled," He Says. ADMITS SAFETY ISSUE Withdrawal of Lord Balti more and Penn Fol lowed Complaints. Roiled over publicity In The Washington H*rald yesterday morn incident to the summary revo cation of the charters of the steam ers Lord Baltimore and The Penn. t.>?oree Vhltr. supervising inspec tor general of the U. a Steamboat Inspection Service, yesterday after noon denied a Herald reporter the Privilege of perusing the Depart ment of Commerce's official report concerning the findings which re sulted in these sister ships being ?disabled-' because they could not Pass a stability test This was done in spite of the fact that Dickerson N. Hoover, jr.. deputy supervising inspector gen eral. had promised a Herald re porter Thursday evening?before The Washington Heralds expose was mad" that If he would come to his clBce' thf next morning he would shew him the report and go over the whole situation with him carefully Admit* Apprehensive Complaints. Mr. Uhler. however, did admit. When pinned down to it. that In spection by hia agents of The Penn ?nu the Lord Baltimore had been nia^e after complaints had reached th- department voicing apprehen sion over a continuance of service from Washington to Norfolk of these sister ships, sailing under the management of the Washington and Southern Navigation ompany I'P to this time interested persons had been led to believe that the defi ciency of these two river steamers had been detected through alertnes3 of agents of the Steamboat Inspec tion Service's office. In refusing to divulge the contents of the report made by agents on The Penn Mr. I'hle- took the stand that inasmuch as he had not read it. he was not ready for anyone else to f.us< it. At Irst Mr. I'hler denied he had ? ny report on The Penn However fpu,y Hooyer at that moment had the report on his desk and the CONTINI ED *?3t PAGE K1NC. WATERED MILK QUIZ ORDERED Four Farmers Summoned To Appear at Health Department. Four farmers of Maryland and Cirginia yesterday were summoned ?o appear at the Health Department before August IS. on charges of watering milk. At least one of the farmers. It is alleged, deliberately adulterated hi. milk, samples from bis farm being found, on two dates, to contain a quantity of water During the week ended July l? I7? sample, of milk were analysed In the chemical laboratory of the de partment. seven samples of cream three of water and eleven of soda irater. Ei*ht farms in the District were Inspected, during the same period In Maryland, flfty-two farms were inspected, and in Virginia forty .even. In the course of these in spections. 1.542 cattle were ex trained. Three permits to bring or send Jiilk Into the District were granted Three applications to do the same pre re rejected. MAN HELD AS GHOUL; GIRL'S BODY DUG UP Cincinnati. Ohio, July JS?Henry Saalwachter. SI gravedigger. is under urest charged with having disln ; erred the body of Clara Fischer. IS, who was buried last Friday near Tort Thomas, Ky. The body was ;ound under a tree. A flower that tad been placed in the girl's hand lad been taken. DAYTON TO NEW YORK [N 6 HOURS 49 MINUTES Haselhurst Field. L. I., July 25.? Tapt. Roy N. Francis. In his Martin tomber. landed here at i:S7 this aft irnoon. He left Dayton. Ohio, at 8 OB Jiis morning, thus completing a HC - nile flight in 4 hoars. 49 minutes, rhe trip was without unusahl incl lent. " Capt. Francis Is soon to attempt a -miucontineatal fliffc. REQUESTS COURT TO COLLECT 'LOVE CHECK' Miss VIOLET (? IKRRIERI. Just prior to his death from influ enza the fiance of Miss Violet Guer rieri, of San Francisco, pave her check for $11.0<*0 as "a present of ? love." i Payment on the check. Miss Guer j reirl says. w;w & topped by the dead I man's brother-in-law, executor of the : estate. The young woman has ap pealed to the courts for an order which will nullify the alleged ac tion of the executor. CONGRESS PLANS LAWS TO CHECK RACE RIOTS HERE ,D. C. Committees to Take Up Question of Preven tion; City Is Quiet. Realizing: the danger of recurrence of race trouble in Washington, the District Committees of the House and Senate, at their next meetings, will I take up legislation for the prevention I of rioting. Quiet prevailed throughout thp city last night. ( Since Monday's night of terror there have been a few isolated Instances , of violence, but these are considered a natural aftermath of the dlsturb ! ance. Although no further alarm need b* felt, the police say. citizens are cautioned against remaining out of doors after midnight. Ask Firr Arms Law. In the Senate a petition from the Chamber of Commerce was presented yesterday by Vice President Mar shall, asking regulation of the sale : of firearms. It i* believed a bill will be drawn making it difficult to pur chase weapons here. 1 The office of Corporation Counsel Svmes was consulted yesterday in re gard to a bill to be presented by CONTINUED ON PA IE TWO. COCHRAN HOTEL BRINGS$362,500 7 . Historic Hostelry Bought By President of the La fayette Company. The Cochran Hotel has been sold. A transfer of the property from Eugene S. Cochran and wife, Har | riet M. Cochran, together with Mrs. Rosa C. Allen, to Charles Dick, of Akron. Ohio, was completed yester day. The property was sold for1 ; approximately $352,500. The hotel is at the corner of Four-1 teenth and K" streets northwest. The property has a frontage of 77 feet on K street, and 135 feet on Four teenth street. The hotel was built in 1S90 by the Mate Charles Cochran, and has re mained the property of the Cochran family until now. The present owner is president of the Lafayette Hotel Company, and. ! it is understood, will hold the prop-! erty as an nviestment. In the twenty-eight years of its existence, the Cochran has been the scene of some notable political gatherings. It has always been peopled largely, as at present, by members of the House and the United States j Senate, and their families. Out of Gubernatorial Race. Trenton. N. J., July 25.?Repre sentative Thomas J. Scully, repre-! senting the Third district, today an nounced withdrawal of his candi , dacy for the Democratic guberna torial nomination, leaving the field j to State Senator Kdward L Edwards I and Jamas R Nugent. Huge .Stores of Surplus Army Food Lie Useless InWarehouses, Is Claim Congress Needs Help of District Residents In Getting These Supplies on Market Through Medium of Parcel Post. Developments yesterday Indicated ftiat Congress soon will force the War Department to put on public sale millions of pounds of foodstuffs held in government storehouses. Residents of Washington will b? J able to share in purchases, at cost, of the necessities of life, if plans formulated last night at a meeting, in the District Building materialize. Meantime, the Senate is going ahead on its program for an investigation of the cost of living In Washington. Experts will be the ft rat to testify when the sessions open Monday. "The War Department has the most \ tremendous amount of commodities COST OF LIVING ~j HIGHEST IN 0. C. Minimum Wage Commis sion Says Scale Else where Inadequate Here. It costs from 12.50 to U a week more for a working woman to live in j Washington than it does in Boston, Mass. , The Massachusetts Minimum Wage Commission, in fixing $12.50 weekly as : the minimum wage for women em ployes in candy factories, have brought this fact to light. Candy ' workers in this city, who are nearly all employed by candy manufacturing; concerns who also sell their pi^A^t at retail and are there * ?? mercantile concerns, re I?' ab a weekly wage, makir -.recce of 14 over that received * liSpton workers. A member of the District Minimum Wage Bqard, in discussing the find ings of the Boston commission, last ; night said. "A minimum wage of ? $12.50 a week for women would not for | an instant be tolerated here. It cpsts | more to live in Washington than in J ' any other city in the country. ! "The decisions of the District Mini- j 1 mum Wage Board have in every case , fixed a higher minimum wage for j women in this0city than has any I other similar body in any city in the ] country." ASKSSf,500,000! TO HEAD OFF FLU I ' Representative Fess Urges Congress Provide Fund To Fight Disease. An appropriation of $1,500,000 to pre vent the recurrence of the Influensa epidemic in this country is provided j by a bill introduced in the House I yesterday by Representative Fess. j "The all-important thing now is to' find a cure for the disease. This will I j require expensive research and I pro- ! I pose that the money shall be ex-! ! pended under the direction of the Public Health Service. "There Is a general belief in the medical world that the second and third years will show frightful *.f ter effects unless specific remedies can be found. But the appallin;, loss of 500.000 lives, live times our | loss In the war. with assurance | that the plague will appear again is j enough to arouse us to immediate! acti on. Senator Hardins has introduced a similar measure in the Senate. Reports from New York and Chi cago soy that experts in those j cities share Fess" views on the , situation and approve of his efTort. ASK INCREASE IN RATES FOR VIRGINIA PHONES Richmond, Va.. Julyls.-Deslrlng an increase in its charge? for telephone | service throughout Virginia, the Ches I apeake and Potomac Telephone Com | pany of Virginia today presented an application to the State Corportion [ Commission. I The company contemplates lncreas | ing the rate on business phones H a month, and on residential phones 50 cents a month. This increase is asked despite the tact the company was granted ail Increase the first of May by Post master General Burleson. Indiana Com Brags $2.06. KvansviUe, Ind.. July ?._The high est price for corn In this region since the days of the civil war was paid today, when 25,000 bushels brought ? bushel, delivered at the river The prtce u equal to ?.? a bushel for delivery at the market m Henderson, Kjr. ft since Joseph cornered the wheat sup ply of Egypt," said Representative M. Clyde Kelly, at a meeting of the Com munity Distribution Association, in the board room of the District Building, last night. Wants District to Help. He urged that the people of Wash ington co-operate in bringing about nation-wide distribution of excess army foodstuffs, which, he said, have been held in storehouses since tne signing of the armistice, while profit- j eers took advantage of the lack oI j food. The first declaration of army sur- j plus food, said Representative Kelly, j showed that there were in possession of the War Department 141,000,000 cans of meat, 173,000,000 cans of vegetables ' and an inconceivably large amount of \ sugar. Millions of yards of silk, used.; by the army for powder cases, also were in storage, he said. Representative Kelly said that, through the bill which he has Intro- ' duced in the House, co-operation be tween the War Department and the Postoffice Department will result in a material gain to the consumer, and will do much to lower prevalent high prices. Would Use Parcels Past. He outlined the plan of his bill, which provides for the distribution of j army food by parcels post to the ? householder. Representative J. M. C Smith, chair- j man of the House Committee on Labor, emphasized the need of relets- ; OONTINFED OS PAGE TWO. TONS OF SPOILED FOOD DESTROYED Health Office*^ List Of Stuff fron _. ;to Dessert. ? The vigilance of the Health De-' partment in its campaign to insure | pure food for the District is evi-j dcnced in its report for the week] ended July 19. Tons of foodstuffs unfit for hu man consumption were inspected, condemned and denatured during! the week. The following foods j were seized by food inspectors of the department: I Three crates of cantaloupes, two' hampers of lettuce. 100 crates of j cabbage, one hamper of cucumbers. J 175 eggs. 32 hampers of peachos. | 25 watermelons, two barrels of onions, 75 pounds of fith, 25 pounds | of corned pork, 69 pounds of sa-i-1 sage, 25 1-2 pounds of meat loaf, 16 1-2 pounds of lunch roll and 536 j pounds of chicken. Thirty-eight pounds of codfish were condemned and denatured by request $1,318,000 KRAUTHOFT ESTATE TO RELATIVES / New Yo^jk, July 25.?The will of O.^rauthoft, wealthy western rail-! road operator, leaves a bequest of1 $100,000 to his sister Lily and $30,- j 0U0 to another sister. Alma, both of j Kansas City. The document was filed with a surrogate here today. Brig. Gen. Charles R. Krauthoft, I of the Marine Corps, was given $10,-' 000 and another brother, Edwin, of | Washington. D. C., will receive similar amount. The widow, who lives here, was j given $100,000 and the income from! $600,000, which will go to their son. j Philip, at the death of his mother. He also received a sum of $100,000. The estate was appraised at $1, 318.000. Prince Franca to Join Italian Embassy Here Rome, July 25.?Giacomo Demar tino, director general of the foreign' office, was named Italian ambassa dor to Germany today. Prince Alliata Villa Franca was appointed councellor to the Italian Embassy in Washington. [ CAPTURED GERMANS WHO GAVE AID TO U. S. Alwin Grothe. above, and Alfred Scholz. below, who aided the Ameri can offensive by giving information gained from other Germans taken prisoner, are now in fear for their live#. They* were recently brought from Prance under heavy guard. Both have repeatedly expressed the conviction that they would not live long after peace was signed, fearing assassina tion at the hands of th^ir former comrades. According to a former noncommis sioned officer of the Intelligence De partment, they used to mingle with newly-captured German prisoners and through conversation with them were able to give valuable information to the Americans. Scholz is a draftsman of ability and during the St. Mihiel drive sketched the location of German gun nests from memory. The two have often expressed hatred for the Kaiser and seem to be embittered because of their treatment in the German army. j STRIKING AIRMEN DECLARE TRUCE, PENDING PARLEY Postoffice Department De-! dares All Flights Made After Some Delay. MEET IN D. C. TODAY Supt. Stanton of New York Field Flies Here Pilot ing His Own Plane. k Belmont Park. I* I.. July 36 ?The first air pilots' strike in history, which began here at 5 o'clock this morn ins. is now up In the air. A temporary truce was declared this afternoon following the receipt of a telegram from Assistant Postmaster General Otto Praeger granting the re quest of the strikers that one of their representatives be received by him in a conference at Washington. The pilots agreed to resume "opera tions" at 5 o'clock tomorrow and to carry the mails until some definite decision has been made regarding the demands made by the aviators. Im mediately upon receipt of the tele gram by Superintendent Stanton of the Eastern postal division, representing Mr. Praeger here. Pilot Stevens jump ed into a machine and started for Bellefonte to notify the pilots there of the "armistice" pending the results , of the conference in Washington. Pilots Owb Plane Hew. Superintendent Stanton climbed into his machine and started for [Washington, piloting his own plane. .Before leaving he declared he would lme*t the committee of the aviators I in Washington and he expects a sat isfactory agreement will be ar j rived at during the conference so [that the service can be continued | without interruption. E. Hamilton Lee, one of the pilots whose refusal to fly in a fog re sulted in his dismissal from the | service and the strike of the avi jators. said tonight that he is not at all certain the controversy is closed. I Assistant Postmaster General HONTINTED ON PAGE TWO. Gets $5,000 Back After It Takes 8 Trips in Taxi | Eight people unknowingly overlook- I I ed an opportunity to become tempo-1 j rarily wealthy last night when they J i occupied a seat in a taxicab on which ! j lay 13,000 belonjfing to E. L. Frarkel, I representative of a munitions plant , in Toronto. Canada, who is stopping i at the Willsrd. ! With a friend, Frankel hired the taxi to go from the Washington Hotel to Union Stktion. During the rde the wallet slipped from his hip pocket, j Two hours later, after he had vis I ited a moving picture show and re : turned to his apartment, Frankel dis covered his loss. Retracing his steps to the movf house, on Ninth atret, Frankel ar rived in time to see the place clos ing. With the manager aiding, a search for the pocketbook was made. | Then, giving up hope of recovering I the money last night, Frankel vls | ited several newspapers and inserted | advertisements offering a liberal re | ward. I At midnight he stepped briskly into the business office of The Herald and aroused the night clerk from a ' state of lethargy: AGRICULTURE BILL IS SIGNED BY PRESIDENT | President Wilson has signed the agricultural appropriation bill, it was announced at the White House yesterday. The President had vetoed the bill because It contained a rider repeal ing the daylight-saving law. The bill failed to pass over his veto. The significance of the signing of this bill lies in the eleventh-hour aid it brings to the employes of the ! Agriculture Department, who have been unable to draw their pay. Having Trouble with Hubby or Wife? I Before Yob See a Heart Lawyer READ "Swatting the Divorce Bug** BT JUDGE THOMAS F. GRAHAM Famous Conciliator of Discontented Married Couplet Starts Monday in The Herald > "Say. kill that ad of mine," he laughed. "Certainly! But what's the bis | idea?" came the query. "I've found" it." Frankel then explained about re I turning to the Washington Hotel on j the jrhost of a charce that the taxi would be there, and of having his trip rewarded. "It was lying on the seat." he ex plained Joyfully. "The taxi driver said he had made eight tripe sine : carrying my friend and me." 'PICTURE BRIDES' JAPANESE TRICK Influx of Oriental Women To U. S. Must Stop, Says Senator Phelan. Japanese "picture brides" continue to arrive at Pacific ports. Senator ^am? D. Phelan. of Cali fornia. who has unusual facilities for learning about Japanese immigration and the designs of the race on tAmer ica, has called attention of the State Department to the frequency with which Japanese women are being brought Into the country, and if no way can be found to prevent it under present laws will introduce a Japan ese exclusion law similar to the Chi nese exclusion act Senator Phelan gave out the fol lowing statement yesterday: "I have been advised that the Korea Maru. a Japanese liner, has just brought 130 'picture* or proxy brides, so-called. to California to alleged hus bands, resident Japanese, who have never seen them. I have statistics from Seattle, showing the arrival there of large numbers. This serious evil must be stopped by both Federal and State legislation, as soon as possible. The increase of births defeats the 'gentlemen's agreement* and the Cal ifornia land laws alike. We are being tricked by the wily Oriental. "I have made representations to the State Department on the subject, and if there is no way of getting action which will be effective, I propose to introduce an exclusion land law simila to the Chinese exclusion law. The resident Chinese are diminishing in number, but even with a Japanese exclusion law. so prolific is the raoe that for 100 years we will hav a Jap anese problem in California There fore. to protect our people and future generations, we can not get action too soon." Shake* Boy Off Limb. Cleveland. July J5?Henry Repel, owner of a youthful apple tree. In vited some frlendi over while be chook down *>me fruit. The ?pple? dropped and with ibem a little boy. PRESIDENT IN BRONZE TO BE SEEN IN U. S., WOODROW WILSOV. Parisians and Paris visitors have been flocking: to the _*reat exhibit i of the Peace Congress work of Joj Davidson, th* American sculptor.. who alone was authorized to make J a bronze record of the congress. J Besides the bust of President Wil- \ son he has completed work on such notables as Oen. Pershing. Gen Foch. Oen. Tasker Bliss. Secretary of State Lansing; and CoL E. M.-1 House. DEMOCRATIC AID TO BEAT LEAGUE ASKED BY BORAH Republican Leader Wants No Amendments or Reservations. Senator Borah In the Senate yes terday declared his opposition to) any amendments or reservations to; the peace treaty, and expressed the j hop* that the treaty will not b* j ratified unless the entire league of nation* covenant is stricken from it. The Senator invited Democrats to Join with him in defeating amend ments and reservations. so there might b* a direct vote on accept ance or rejection of the league. He said: "I am opposed to the league on fundamental grounds. I want no j amendments or interpretations. I do not want to be forced Into the , position where I must vote for I reservations or lose my vote. I hope ultimately we shall reach the point where a vote may be tak'n squarely for or against this league, j It in either fundamentally right or , fundamentally wrong. Foreign Alliances Wronjr. "If it is right in principle, then | I do not expect that it should be perfect in the first instance. If it is ! wrong in principle to draw this country into alliances with Europe, then it is wrong whether you enter these alliance? by degrees or all at i once.** j Senator Borah assailed the Taft program of interpretations which [ the former President submitted 1n i his letters to Chairman Hays. He j declared the statement made by Taft CONTINUED ON PACK NISfi. 'HARD BOILED' TO TESTIFY IN QUIZ Congressional Committee to Hear Lieutenant on Brutality Charges. The Congressional committee In vestigating the sensational charges of cruelty to American soldiers in j prison camps in France will trans fer its activities to New York next I Tuesday. The committee will go to Fort Jay Tuesday morning to hear the j testimony of Lieut. "Hard Boiled" [ Smith. Sergt. Clarence E. Ball and other officers serving prison sen tences for brutal treatment of en ! listed men. Representative Royal C- Johnson. | of South Dakota, chairmen of the committee, said several of the im prisoned men had requested they be given an opportunity to testify. Through this voluntary evidence the committee hopes to be able -o flx the responsibility upon officers "higher up" for the outrages upon members of the Twenty-seventh and other American divisions. Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning. Chairman Johnson said, the committee will hold a hearing 011 another Important matter at the McAlpln Hotel in New York. On August 7 the committee, ac companied by its counsel, former Judge Advocate General AnaelL will sail on the leviathan for Franca The Una of investigation to be pur sued abroad has not been made pub lie. The personnel of this committee includes. besides Mr. Johnson. Representatives Bland, of Indiana, and Flood, of Virginia. WILSON SURE ro TOUR D. S. FOR J.EAGUE Senate Will Not Get Fran co* American Treaty iron President Until His Return From Pacific Coast, Some Six Weeks Hence, Alter Swing Aronnd Circuit. EXPECTS JAP OUTLINE ON SHANTUNG AWARD Senator Spencer Submits Schedule of Fire Reserva tions in What May Be Last Of White House Confer ences with Republican Solons on League. President Wilson's proposed toixr of the country on behalf of the league of nation; and the peace treaty la now 1 certainty The Itinerary WUJ be made public within a few daya. it was announced at the White House yes terday. The President will not submit the Pact of the Franco-American treaty to the Senate until his return to Wash ington. which may be six weeks henoe as he expects to leave about Aug. i and the trip will be from thre to four weeks in the making The President will greet the new Pacific fleet at San Francieoo, Aug. 15. Secretary of the Xav> Daniels said yesterday. If present plana are adhered to. the President will do the bulk of his talking on his return from the Coast Treaty Tempest IIlea. The President s action in deciding to retain the text of the French treajv until hi? return to Washington aroused little interest in the Senate. The Senator? take the position, it ww pointed out. that it does not concern them whether the Presi dent sends the treaty now or re serves it for a later date, as they have overcome the obstacle of Ignorance of its contents by ob taining a copy for themselves and having it inserted in the Record It is not known whether th? President will invite any more Es CONT1.M H> OS PAGE XINF. GIRDLING PLANE LANDS IN MAINE t * Big Bomber on U. S Boun daries Flight Completes Its First Lap. Augusta. Maine, July 25?Lieut CoL Harts and his crew of four men landed here at 1 05 o'clock this afternoon, completing the second leg of their Journey around the bounda ries of the United States In a Mar tin bombing plane Sustaining slight damage In land ing. the plane, which left Boiling Field yesterday morning, landed after making the trip from Mineola. Long Island?a distance of 340 miles, in 280 minutes. CoL Harts telegraphed Boiling Field last night that the left vine of the machine had buckled In land ing and that a skid and horn we broken. The landing was made in field that was small and knolly. Col. Harts reported that the weather had been very cold, and the air "bumpy" and that a foggy at mosphere was encountered most of the trip. The plane will leave at t o'clock this morning for Cleveland. Ohio, a distance of CS0 lilies. W0MEN WH0 SLEW HER BABE FAINTS IN COURT Pittsfleld. Mass.. July S ?Mrs Gladys C. Dunn, on trial for murder of J. Allan Dunn. Jr.. her S-year-old son. collapsed in the court room here this afternoon and was removed to her home In an automobile. She had been under a se* ere mental strain during a recital of her life history and the crime by bar attor ney, John F. Noxon, who is defending her on the charge of seoond degree murder. 100 icia^7200 Wounded In Vienna Street Riots Copenhagen. July 6.-\Tol?t street fighting took place in Vienna Wed nesday aa the result of an outbreak of troops, according to belated dis patch re from the Austrian capital One hundred persona were killed and Ml wounded. Quiet was ?neOy re stored.