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WASHINGTON. D. C.. SATURDAY, JULY 26, 1919.
ONE CENT ?
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
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
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
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.
Four Farmers Summoned
To Appear at Health
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
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
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
Capt. Francis Is soon to attempt a
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
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.
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
Quiet prevailed throughout thp city
( 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.
Historic Hostelry Bought
By President of the La
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
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
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,
, 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
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 ]
TO HEAD OFF FLU
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!
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
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
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,
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
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
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 ?
Representative J. M. C Smith, chair- j
man of the House Committee on
Labor, emphasized the need of relets- ;
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TONS OF SPOILED
Health Office*^ List
Of Stuff fron _. ;to
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
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
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,
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. [
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
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
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
Scholz is a draftsman of ability and
during the St. Mihiel drive sketched
the location of German gun nests
The two have often expressed
hatred for the Kaiser and seem to be
embittered because of their treatment
in the German army. j
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.
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
I Assistant Postmaster General
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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
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
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?
Before Yob See a Heart Lawyer
"Swatting the Divorce Bug**
JUDGE THOMAS F. GRAHAM
Famous Conciliator of Discontented Married Couplet
Starts Monday in The Herald >
"Say. kill that ad of mine," he
"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
"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."
Influx of Oriental Women
To U. S. Must Stop, Says
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
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.,
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
TO BEAT LEAGUE
ASKED BY BORAH
Republican Leader Wants
No Amendments or
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
"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 ,
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
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
to Hear Lieutenant on
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
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
The personnel of this committee
includes. besides Mr. Johnson.
Representatives Bland, of Indiana,
and Flood, of Virginia.
ro TOUR D. S.
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
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
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.
LANDS IN MAINE
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 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
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
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