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THE WEATHER Today and tomorrow?Partly cloudy; not much change in temperature. Hiflrhest temperature, yesterday, 82; lowest, 67. THE WASHINGTON HERALD MORE WASHINGTON NEWS ?Is printed e^ery day In The WuhlnftM Herald than in all other local papers Is addition, you ret ALL the telegraph news worth while. NO. 4664 WASHINGTON. D. C.. TUESDAY. AUGUST 5, 1919, ONE CENT " * ^ 1 BU^wkrr* Tw. Oatt ENGLAND MAY CEDE WEST INDIES TO U. S. AS PART PAYMENT Confesses She Also Put Poi son in Tea for Aged Woman SHOWS DEEP CUNNING Awakened Child to Give It The Draught That Caused Death Brooklyn, N. Y., Aug. 4.?Frances Sulinski. the 13-year-old servant girl, arrested on suspicion of having poisoned Solomon Kramer, the 14 months-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Kramer, confessed today that sh? had deliberately murdered the chUd. She did so, she said to get revenge on Brandel Nussbaum, the 70-year old nurse maid. She thought the hap pening would be laid at the door of the old nurse. She also admitted that she poured poison Into the elder ly servant's favorite teapot with the hope that the woman would drink it. The girl faced the Court with a few sobs but no tears. Se is tall and spare, greately over grown for her years. Her eyes are blue and honest-looking. Her hair is blonde and straggly. She has none of the marks that would indicate a de generate type. Charged With Mard/r. "I will be 14 in September," she said. Details of the poisoning of the little boy stamp the girl as a Juvenile Lu cretia Borgia. Her murderous act w aa planned with devilish cunning and perpetrated with nicety. She went to work for the Kramers a week ago last Wednesday. She had been staying at her cousin's follow ing her departure from home. It developed today that she left home not because she was a boused, as she told officers of the Children's Society but because she had been caught by her father, stealing JJO. . 1 Paid $1.80 a Day Wage*. At the Kramers she began work at SI.-, a day. After a few days she went to Mrs. Kramer and told her. Mrs. Kramer says, that she thought so much of the Kramer children, there were five 9f theij^ and lijced the surrounding so much that she pre ferred to work for nothing. "I asked her if she would work for board and lodging, and she said she would," Mrs. Kramer said to day. "She immediately seemed CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO. RANSOM LEFT IN VAIN FOR RETURN OF CHILD New York. Aug. 4.?Letters con taining offers of assistance and a demand for raney in exchange for her kidnapped baby have been re ceived by Mrs. Elsie Wenlz of the Bronx. She turned over to Police Lieut. McGrath a letter bearing a lower East Side station postmark which said that if she would de posit ten $10 bills in an envelope at a designated spot on the Bowery the missing baby would bp restored to her. Lieut. McGrath and several of his men placed the envelope with the money at the place specified in the letter. The detectives secreted them selves and watched the place for over an hour, when along came a little boy. who after playing and loitering about the spot got the envelope, took out the money, put It in his pocket and strolled ofr. He was followed and questioned but Lieut. McGrath decided that the youngster innocently stumbled onto the money. NEGRO IS SOUGHT IN BLUECOAT SHOOTING Police are on the lookout for an unnamed, who is believed to have been implicated in the shooting of Policeman J. W. White of the har bor precinct, Sunday night. The four men arrested in the case have been able to clear themselves of the actual shooting but have given the police Information that will lead to the arrest of the guilty negro. White is improving and doctors at Casualty Hospital last night said that he will recover. Lloyd Georfe Refuses Pay. London. Aug. 4.?Premier Lloyd George refuses to accept a grant of money by the nation for his serv ices to Britain In the war. An drew Bonar Law. the government's spokesman, announced this in the House of Commons late today when the suggestion of such a grant was made by a member. 4 'Frisco Cop? Spurn Raise. San Francisco. Aug. 4 ?There are at least four honest policemen on the San Francisco force. They re fused to accept the extra J20 given with their monthly pay until in formed all coppera' wages had been raised. Future King of England As America Will See Him When he appears at the noonday luncheons and other afternoon func rions In his honor in America, the Prince of Wales will look like this, faultlessly dressed in the appro vied British frock coat and striped trousers. PRINCE TO SAIL TODAY FORU.S. Luggage All Packed for Voyage Across the At lantic Ocean. I London. Aug. 4.?Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David. Prince of Wales, has his i service kit bag which he used on the French front all parked and is ready to start for America tomor row. Just like any other English gen ! tleman. he will close up his house, which in this case happens to be St. James Palace, turn the key over to his housekeeper, and start to catch his steamer. But. unlike the average English traveling gentle man. he will travel not on an ordi nary steamer, but in a battleship, and when he unpacks his kit bag and lays out his brushes and collar bag. it will be in the admiral's cabin of the H. M. S. Renown. Incidentally, that service kit bag carries 36 pounds of personal bag gage. and the Prince's trick at sol diering taught him the value of traveling "'light." Trunks and other luggage are goins aboard the Re nown today containing the royal traveler's fancy clothes for "dress up" occasions, but this old kit bag. stained white with French clay, is th?? Prince's particular love, and in it will go his pipe, his favorite cigarettes and other necessities to make the voyage comfortable. Tomorrow morning the King and Queen. Princess Mary and Prince ! Albert will accompany the Prince I of Wales In the royal train to j Portsmouth. where a farewell luncheon will be served aboard the i spick and span battle cruiser. Wilson Puts His OJ^eh On Temperature President Wilson is pleased with the weather. I This revelation was made yesterday by District Commissioner Louis ] Brownlow following a conference I with the President at the White | House. I It was understood that the Presl ! dent and Brownlow were to have dis cussed several important local ques tions but the Commissioner smilingly told reporters that the most import ant news he coukl give following the confab was the President's opinion on atmospheric conditions. HUNT BOMBMAN IN LOS ANGELES; i $6,500 OFFERED City May Add $ 1,000 to The Reward for Dyna miters of Lawyer. SEEK PERSONAL FOES Lawler, Probably Fatally Burned, Lowered Wife to Safety From Wnidow. Los Angeles, Cal., Aug. 4. ? Police declared today they do not believe the bombing of the residence of At torney Oscar W. I^awler yesterday morning was the work of Bolshevists, I. W. W. or other radicals. They said they based this belief on the fact that Lawler had in the past received many threatening letters and had been involved in many bitter casns which they felt would furnish a definite clue. A total of 16,500 in re gards was offered today by private .parties and organizations for the ar rest of the dynamiter, and the city council will be asked to add $1,000. Half ?f HI* Body Bnmcd. Lawler, former United States dis trict attorney for Southern California. Is undergoing the "paraffine treat ment" for burns he received. The skin is burned off more than half of his body, including his back, arms and head. The "paraffine" treatment, origi nated for soldiers burned by liquid fire, is the only agency that can save his life, physicians say. There were two distincts blasts, per sons living in the neighborhood said. Pol.ce said the first explosion must ihave thrown I.<awler and his wife from their bed on the sleeping porch directly above where the bomb was set. The second explosion sent a spray of flaming gasoline over the house. Liwyrr SurH His Wife. A crowd, gathering outside, saw Lawler, his night clothing burned away, leaning out of a window, his [wife in his arms. Tx>wering her as ifar as he could he dropped her on to fan awning which broke her fall. Law jler then climbed to the blaxing roof ? and leaped to the ground. Neighbors rescued Oscar. Jr.. and his nurse, j Nitroglycerine was the bomb's con jtent, experts said. Here's Newest in Banditry. j New York. Aug. 4?>A Broadway | highwayman pointed his revolver at 1 Louis Barber's 18-months'-old child, while his partner covered Barber. "If ? you don't come across we'll kill the baby," they said Barber gave them J200. National Crisis Admitted; Wilson Starts Machinery To Lower Cost of Living Personally Calls at Trade Commission for Data as Whole Federal Government Grapples with Problem. President Wilson personally in command, the machinery of the i Federal government is now in motion in the first comprehensive effort to bring relief from the ever-mounting cost of living. With the situation admittedly constituting one of the most serious crises in the history of the nation, the President late yesterday made a flying rip to the offices of the Federal Trade Commission, where he conferred with Chairman William B. Colver and Commissioner Victor Murdock, the former a member of the special committee [ named as the result of the President's presentation of the problem to the Cabinet. -i Love Bower Is Found in City's Heart One of the quietest, nicest and coxiest spooning places in Washington I is on the busiest thoroughfare Just about three Jumps from a constant streams of passersby?yet very few people seem to realize that it is there. | Right across from the National j Theatre is a little park which Is built up off the sidewalk and rimmed in by i a hedge much taller than the average person. | Here at night the spoony couples j gather and whisper sweet nothings in l each other's ears until midnight when I only the most ardent remain. I Policemen stroll by apparently un aware of the handholdias and kissing I going on close to them even during the day. Streams of people pass by, not disturbing the spooners in the least. The chattering of thousands of ' birds in the trees nearby tends to ! smother the sound of kisses much to I the satisfaction of the kisser and the klssee. PRESIDENT'S TOUR IS AGAIN DELAYED President Wilson may not be able to start his tour of the United States until next month, it was ? learned. As he has asked Congress to re I main here during the food crisis I it was con?ider??d h'ardly probable J that he would leave the city as long | as the House is in session. Barred from Tidal Basin, Children Are Heartbroken New Ruling Forces Youngsters Who Must Toil Mornings to Forego Health and Joy They Have Found in Daily Swims. j Washington youngsters are he&rt ! broken over the ruling shutting them | from the Tidal Basin, except during j the morning hours. ! '"Tain't fair," eleven-year-old Ellis ? Solet, 1316 Tenth street northwest, I protested yesterday when he heard the news, "I works in the morn in* and the afternoons are the only time j I can go swlmmin." ? Ellis told a Washington Herald re : porter that the few hours he and his i chums spent every other day in the | cool waters of the Tidal Basin were the only vacation they would have j this summer. | "You see," he explained," we have to work in the summer so that we | can go to school in the winter." Thousands of Washington children who like Ellis must work during their vacation have made the Tidal Basin their one resort flocking to it each afternoon as soon their work was finished, or as Ellis said: "Sometimes the Boss lets u? off at 1 o'clock so's we can go all after noon." Easiest Bo mm-* No Help. Morning swimming to these boys | is impossible, for even the best "boss les" could hardly release his youth ful employes before noon. "And then." as Charles Williams, 1718 Sixth street northwest, told the | reporter, "some of us have to take care of the baby and run errands for | our mothers in the morning. I know I lota of fellows whose mothers work in the morning and they have to stay home." i Charles serves newspapers in the morning and afternoon, only enjoy ing a few hours late in the after noon In the water. But It has been these few hours of splashing -in the open water that has kept his face freckled and ruddy with health dur ing the intense heat of the summer months. Besides the Tidal Basin there are 1 three small pools for children in the I playgrounds of the city, two for white children and one for colored. These pools are crowded with young sters of every ape, from early morn ing to closing time, thousands being turned away disappointed. It is estimated at least 1,000 chil dren visit each of the pools a day. Thty are admitted on one-hour shifts so that as many as possible can benefit Will AinppiiT*te Sltnntton. 'They are hopelessly inadequate to meet the needs of the youngsters of the city," a playground worker said yesterday, "and if the children are turned away from the Tidal Basin, conditions will become very serious." No entrance fee is charged at the Tidal Basin, as it Is supported by the government under the indirect su pervision of the Superintendent of Public Grounds. A small fee is charged for the use of the bathing suits on hand in the lockers, but the swimmers are al lowed to bring their own suits if they desire to do so. The majority of the youngsters using the pool bring their own suits, so that their sport has practically been free. The present manager of the basin. Gordon Leech, was awarded the con cession to the waters by Col. Rid ley, Superintendent of Public Grounds: He receives no salary, but makes his profits from the rent of bathing suits to swimmers. Army Clothing Worth MUlions May Be Sold Army surplus clothing and equip ment, including >17,000,000 worth of underclothes and $9,500,000 worth of blankets, may be marketed in the same way surplus food is being sold if present plans are successful, Secretary of War Baker stated to newspaper men yesterday. Total values of all items classed as clothing and equipment. Includ ing cloth and leather, is |84.3&6,341. ? The principal topic of the confer ence, it wa-s learned, was the possi bility of using: the production fig ures the commission has compiled on 130,000,000.000 worth of commod ities. in evolving an effective plan for forcing: price adjustment to rea sonable levels. Throughout the capital the cost of living crisis is now the one ab sorbing: topic of discussion, and it was predicted last night that defi nite measures toward a solution of the problem will be under way today. Plans of Afti* CoaHderetf. Three main plans of action are un der consideration. They are: L Institution of a drastic policy to ward all profiteers. 2. Governmental acquisition of the entire wheat crop, paying the farmer the basic price of 12.2 a bushel, and selling to the American public ae a much lower price; the difference to be taken out of the 11.000,000,000 fund ap propriated last session by Congress. 3. Adoption or recommendation of measures which will attempt to put the country's currency on a basic ap proximating the level of 1914 or 1915 The Cabinet's committee, composed of Walker D. Hines. Director General of Railroads; R. C. I^effingwell, Assist ant Secretary of the Treasury, and Mr. Colver. of the Federal Trade Com mission, held one meeting yesterday and will hold another today. It is expected that the committee Will have prepared recommendations which will be submitted to the President and all members of his Cabinet at the meet ing today. Attorney General Palmer, it was re ported yesterday, may summon to Washington all United district attor neys in districts judged to be food concentration areas. He has already sent for Charles P. Clyne, United States District Attorney at Chicago. Pricf-lilsK Blamed. The Senate gave over practically its entire day to debate on the high cost of living. Senator Gronna blamed present conditions on the action of the government in fixing prices, and other forms of interference with the natural agencies of production and consumption. Senator Reed said the heavy drain on American sources to feed Europe was responsible, and that the United States should stay out of the league of nations and attend to duties at home. Another angle of the situation arose when the Senate, by unanimous vote, adopted the resolution of Senator jpomerene calling upon the Railroad Administration to state what is being done to relieve the threatened short age of coal cars. He fears that a j shortage of coal will result this win ter. and that prices of fuel will soar. Yesterday's session of the House CONTINUED ON PAG? TWO BRITISH RAILROAD MEN WALK OUT ! London, Aug. 4.?Six hundred engi i neers and firemen of the London and ! Southwestern Railroad went on strike at midnight In sympathy with strik ing policemen. It was estimated that 1.1 policemen had struck in London. 929 at Liver pool. 400 at Birmingham and 200 at Birkenhead. j Liverpool. Aug. 4.?The situation [ here has quieted down. A number of | striking policemen have asked per I mission to return to their posts. QUAKE FAILED TO HARM PACIFIC SHIPS ! Naval officials yesterday said they | believed no serious damage had been [done the Pacific fleet by a double earthquake shock which shook the Ibig vessels off Collma on the Western coast of Mexico. Dispatches to the Arlington wireless station said that the Nfew Mexico, I fleet flagship, shook "from stem to i stern." and the masts were rocked like trees. Phelan Tells Wilson Of Big Canal Project | Senator Phelan, accompanied by a delegation headed by Phil D. Swing, of El C?mtro, Calif., caled at the . White House yesterday to talk to j President Wilson about a plan to i build a canal from the Colorado River i to the Imperial Valley. I The project, they say, would cost i $3#.000,000. v A. F. of L. Declares Hines Wilson Solution Would "Paralyze Lines." 20,000 MEN ARE OUT j 450,000 Gerks and Station Employes Soon to Deter mine Their Stand. The railroad situation reached the | critical stage yesterday when It wm | announced a strike vote of the 500,000 j members of the federated railway shopmen, returnable September 2. has begun, and that an attempt to pass j the Hines-Wilson legislation for the ' creation of a wajfe board would be j met by a complete tie-up of the I ; roads. B. M. Jewell, acting president of the Railway Employes Department j of the American Federation of Labor, who visited President Wilson with representatives of the shopmen, last ( night made the assertion that pass- | age of the wage board program ' would be followed by an end to all j railroad activity. "The railroads will be tied up so tight that they'll never run again if that legislation is passed." he de clared. While this is the most drastic j | statement thus far made by any railroad union official on the present situation, Mr. Jewell declared that the opposition to the Hines-Wilson j program included all the fourteen | railroad unions, represented yester j day at a meeting with Director Gen i eral Hinea, and the si* organizations j whose representatives called upon "Mwt Have Relief Jltw." I Railroad men, he said, see only one (ON-TINTED ON PAOI TWO "HANG THEM" IS ' MOB RULE CURE [Chicago Judge Urges Dras tic Action to Suppress Race Rioting. Chicago, 111., Aug. 4.?Mob rule is best punished by hanging, Judge Robert E. Crowe told a special grand Jury here today. The Jury is to In vestigate the race riots of last week, j "Do not discriminate between white and black," the Judge advised the Jurors. "There is an anarchistic .condition in Chicago and what you are to do it to cruah it. On behalf of the Judiciary I promise a fair trial to come from your findings." ! Several hundred witnesses were available when the Jury began work. Negro Workers Ilnrred. Packers here decided that no ne groes will be re-employed at the stockyards for an indefinite period, as the result of race troubles and ?fires. Gov. Low den and military au I thortties previously had said they ' believed colored workers should be i barred until race hatred had abated. ? More than 10,000 negroes had been employed at the packing houses. Frank Jacob, white, a painter, to day confessed he set fire to several negro houses yesterday, adding a dozen new blazes to those which on Saturday destroyed nearly 100 houses of foreigners employed at the stock yards and which were thought to have been set either by negroes or I labor agitators. Strange Dog Comes to Rescue of Howling Lad Lawrence, Kans., Aug. 4.?When a small boy objected to having his hair cut In a barber shc^ here today. W. > H. Henry, a barber, barely escaped ; being attacked by - large bull dog j which had been attracted into the shop ' by the screams of the small boy. The dog started to attack Henry, but his owner came to the rescue, and pre ] vented him from springing upon the ( barber. j The dog was a stranger to the boy, but the screaming evidently made him feel that the boy was getting the worst of it, and he was ready to do his bit, or bite, whichever you prefer to have I it 1 Allied Forces Not to Be Sent to Danzig ! Paris. Auk- 4.?The supreme council has decided against the occupation i of Danzig by allied forces, accord 1 ing to L'Intransigeant today. A French general will be placed in command of the allied contingents on the Rhine, the council decided. Bermuda, Jamaica And Other Islands Included in Barter Jalk of Transfer of the Valuable English Possessions Is Rife in Financial Circles In London and in Washington. That a movement has been started in England to transfer the British West Indies to the United States in part payment of Eng land's indebtedness to the United States was asserted in Washing ton last night. There has been considerable talk in naval circles in this city about the proposed transfer, difference of opinion existing as to the strate gic value of the islands of Jamaica, Trinidad and Bermuda. The islands are valued at millions of dollars.. The imports of Jamaica in 1911, the last census shows, were $22,000,000, and exports about $20,000,000. The other islands show large imports and exports. No intimation was given out by the State Department that Creat Britain had yet approached the United States on the proposed deal, but talk is rife in English financial circles of such a settlement. Brain Wires Criss-Cross; Girl Becomes Shoplifter 3TBIL SMITH. Spokane, Wash., Aug. 4.?Sybil , Smith. University of Washington student, suffered a criss-cross of her brain wires following an attack of spinal meningitis and the death of her mother. She wandered away from her home in Seattle and began the life of a shoplifter under th* name of "Lilian Davies of Wiscon sin." After eluding the police of sev eral Coast cities she was finally cap tured in this city, and has been re turned to her father, who hopes to coax her memory back. The doctors say the girl may never remember her past, even though her brain re turns to normal condition. MEXICO DENIES JAPS SEEK CONTROL OF OIL Mexico City. Auk. 4.-The secretary of commerce and industry, who con trols petroleum development, today denied that Japanese Interests were seeking to acquire control of foreign oil companies or lands in Mexico. Not a single Japanese oil company is op erating in the entire petroleum re gion and none has presented requests for concessions, the secretary said It is known, however, that Japanese geologists have been investigating pe troleum deposits on th* west coast. PHELAN ASKS LOW FARE FOR VETERANS Senator Pbelan called on the ? President yesterday to request that j the Spanish War Veterans be given a railroad rate of 1 cent a mile to and from their national convention to be held in San Francisco. The Senator also asked that vet erans in the government service b* given leaves to attend the conven tion. The President is expected to place the matter before the Rail i road Administration. Laborers Paid Twice Salary Of Professors New York. Aug. 4.?If the prole tarian who tolls with his hand? think* he Is being cheated of the just reward, of his labor, a visit today to ! the New York Rc-emplovment Bu reau would have opened his eyes, j A large contracting firm telephoned to Ma). Warren Bigelow. director of I the bureau, for a gang of laborers to be paid W 50 a week each. A minute later the president of a college telephoned for a professor of mathematics at a salary of $19.23 a week. Charles C. Glover Receives $100,000 For Noted Structure. ^ B Te?rh .nd ?*sts northwest ?erd.y by cT,.rt? o olov.r:: jamtn Berne,e.n fc stein. Of thi. cltv Th. .1 was (_ >-onsM?ratioB "In the neighborhood of ,|0e m ,r?* ,p;<tnv' If*t i inch on D street a,?t -* , -jen.h rtfw. an<j ? iniit::?f: floi 0ry bri011 bu,|d"l<! Th.- lo?. floor is used for Moreji a|>d ( Root for offices About 100 nu, ?? . the recced. ln of cotter ?f Deeds fot th, i,,^^ Co'u^nb,.. ,hw propFrt> ^ " July 1 1825 ?f year" ?OTn*T?-r.cinK > i. 1819. at a rental of fi37 79 annum for the Brw ten >,? :rJT:r*n*?" - ,h* 0, Pu? chaae. ?,th,n the fir*t ten ?*l by the ,e?,t for '*"* C'" ' r*a huildlnr is? .he'^n "?,d k'ssec. tlr origin,,, In the early '!?>? thl. . ... the home of the 'h'? '""Idmg ? , and later v.*. ill! ?*f"ncton Post ington Time*. upiwl by the w,th husband charges WIFE BRAGS OF LOVER Hla wif. bT^T of havtn. . P"k policeman for a .over, Jame. mill t0" "" ,n hi? P' Slary s?rHob,on*0'U"' <"V?rC' fr?m Thi. ,ame policeman. Hobson de elarea. was boasted about her.us, he was a good provider and p.,0 taxes on real cat,. whlch ^ I Mrs. Hohson were Interested. The Hobson. were married In .April. lSio. in October uij Hob. son declares, he went to Texas search of work and shortly after sent for his wife, but she refused to come He came back and found r w,th the policeman In Sixth street southwest he states. Attorney Etheib-rt Krey appear, | for the husband BE TAGGED TODAY FIDO. OR WATCH OUT I Time to pet your tag' Fido | If you haven't one before toraor ? row- yoti'll have the pound master on your trail. Last year's tag wont save you. Furthermore, yoo i.iat get a muzzle. , If you don't (ret a tag- Well I bear what the health departmen I says: "The poundmaster la authorial. on j failure of owners of impounded anl , mals to redeem same within forty - I eight hour., to .ell or kill same as In his Judgment Is deemed advisable Workers Try to "Slip Over" 44-Hour Week Pateraon. N." J.. Aug 4 -Between "nd *.?00 allk worker. tempted today to put Into effect at once the 44-hour week by going to j work at 8 Instead of 7:2# a m | They found themselves locked out. It had been agreed between m-' ployers and worker. that tb? schedule would go into effect Ot her 1 or as soon as the Prea. officially declared the war a. end.