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The Net Gradation qf the Washington Herald Yesterday Was 42,304
U. S. FORECAST Unsettled today; tomorrow local ihower? and thunderstorms; not much change In temperature: gentle winds. Hlaheet temperature yesterday. 87; low est. it __ THE WASHINGTON HERALD ALL THE NEWS all the time?-telegraph, cable and local ?is found in Tue Washington Herald ?brightly and briefly told. no. 4680 washington. d. c.. thursday. august 21. 1919. one cent sjksitk: LYNCHING IS FEARED FOR NEGRO HELD Cummings Will Be Sent to Baltimore Jail as Soon as Requisition Papers Are Issued for Removal. WITNESSES SAW HIM NEAR MURDER SCENE Two Positively Identify Sus pect as Man They Talked To on Way to Bowie, Md. Guilty, Police Believe. To witnesses yesterday declared they ?aw George Cummings, colored, tn the neighborhood of Jerico Park, where * farmer, George Peter, was murdered and hla daughter. Katherine, wounded, on Sunday a short time before the tragedy. Police believe the negro Is tfuilty and expect a fuQ confession in the next few hours. John Luers, a resident of Bowie, was brought here yesterday by Sheriff Carrlson and after seeing the prisoner declared that he Is the same man that he pased on the road to Peter's home about 10:10 Sunday morning. According to the police Luers said that he met Cummings on the road to the home of the murdered former and the negro very politely said good morning to him and pased on his way, the two men going in opposite direc tions. Did !fet Appear Nerrovii. Cummings did not appear to be nervous, the witness declared, but on the contrary, seemed In & cheerful mood and went on his way whistling. That he had any murderous motive at the time he met Luers the police believe improbable but will endeavor to locate the source from which the negro is supposed to have obtained intoxicants. Another witness that supported the testimony of Luers is Jesse Grant. OONTLNTXD ON PAGE TWO HINES RECEIVES SHOPMEN'S PLEA Rail Director Confers With Union Heads Who Ask Wage Increase. Following Instructions of President Wilson. Rill Director Hlnes has op- ( ened negotiations with representative? ! of 500.000 railway shopmen demanding j a 3 per cent wage Increase, it was announced yesterday Before receiving the union officials. ' Hlnes assured hlmseir all shopmen had given up unauthorised strikes, mclud- '? ins several hundred here who walked i out at the Washington Terminal Com pany's shops. Late yesterday Hlnea saw the l*resi- j dent to report on the opening or n?. I gotlatlons. after which he issued a statement promlslnlg a "final decision ' within the near future." Intimation as to whether the conclusion would oe ' favorable to the shopmen was avoided. Director General Hines said In the I statement that the representatives or j the shopmen In answer to one of three main question* propounded, said: "The demands for increased wages | paid railroad shopmen did not rest primarily on the Increased cost of liv ing. although It was an important factor, but rested primarily on the proposition that the wages of shop men ought to be Increased so as to be more In line with wages for similar work in other Industries." The minimum rate for machinists In shops on railroads was fixed in Jtily. 1J1J. at 68 cents per hour, effective January 1. 1318 The shopmen are asking for SS cents an hour. $200,000 DAMAGE IN BALTIMORE FIRE Baltimore. Aug. 20.?Fire destroy ed the lubricating oil warehouse of Sherwood Brothers her? today. The building covered almost an entire city block. The damage ]s esti mated at $200,000. Fifty-flv? tanks, averaging 100 barrels each, were in the building and exploded. The oil was held for delivery to the government for use In airplane*. The warehouse of the National Oil Company, which adjoins the Sher wood property, was slightly dam aged Ice Dealer* Forfeit Bond*. Arrested on the charge of selling short weight ice, Walter Martin. 1IJ1 Ninth street northwest, and George A. Edwards. 3206 Georgia avenue, forfeited a total of |75 tn collateral in the Police Court yea-i ^day. I i PRESS-TIME FLASHES V: State Troops Called Out in Indiana. Indianapolis, Aug. ao.?Governor Goodrich tonight issued a call for ten companies of the Indiana National Guard to proceed to Hammond, Ind., for strike duty. Carnegie's Will Ready for Filing. New York, Aug. 20.?Andrew Carnegie's will, which is to be filed for probate next week, will dispose of an estate valued at $$0,000,000, all that remains of the $500,000,000 or so accumulated by the ironmaster in his business career. This was learned to night from one of the representatives of the estate. The will is said to be about 4,500 words long. Famous Zouave to Be Buried Here. New York, Aug. 20.?The Rev. Dr. Joseph H. Bradley, last commissioned survivor of the Duryea Zouaves, who is dead here, I will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, at Washington. U. S. Rushes Warships to Honduras. Vallejo, Cal., Aug. ao.?The United States has rushed war ships to the coast of Honduras, fearing an outbreak there, accord ing to Capt. B. S. Jackson, who arrived here today on his cruiser, Tacoma. Capt. Jackson said an outbreak is feared during the coming elections. There are large American interests in Hon duras which would be menaced by an outbreak, said Capt. Jack son. COLONEL'S AUTO IN SMASH-UP Officer Narrowly Escapes When Machine Is Crushed By Trolley Cars. A remarka-ble escape from death was experienced by Col. K. P. Wil liams last night at 7:16 o'clock, when a touring car he was driving was crushed between two trolley cars, at 1 Fourteenth and F streets. He was ; uninjured. ; Col. Williams started across F street when one trolley car swerved around the corner from Fourteenth street. At the same time another i traction car came down F street. 1 crushing Col. Williams' car between ! them. The force of the collision | caused one of the traction cars to leave the rails, and the passengers j | were badly ahaken up. No one was t injured. ! "It wm a case of misunderstanding signals," said the colonel "One mo torman motioned for me to crosa. and I did." Hundreds were delayed by the tie- J up, which lasted until 8 o'clock, and j the accident attracted many who had 1 heard the crash from nearby streets. j PARCEL POST FOOD DELIVERY SATURDAY Distribution of the army food In i Washington by parcel post will! commence Saturday, if final ship ments are received Friday, an ex- j pected by the War Department, It was announced last night. About 25 per cent of the food1 shipments are here now. Washington hoosewlves are warn-j ed by poetoffice officials not to place j orders for the surplus army food , with anyone other than a city mail carrier known to them and wearing 1 the official ?erv1c? badge. "Be cer tain that the man to whom you give | your order. Is a letter-carrier, | known personally to you," la the] warning lamed by official*. 80 Government Pilots Entered In Air Contest New York. Aug. 20.?More than eighty government pilots and ob servers will bo contestants in the New York-Toronto air race August 26, It wan announced by the Amer ican Flying Club today. The flyers J will be taken care of en route at three control stops at Albany. Syra cuse and BufTalo. The race, which will cover 1.000 miles, will be a handicap event and every description of plane available to the government has been en tered to establish a definite com parison. MEET SKEETS CAT, ONCE JUST OLD SOCK This Introduces Skeets. One? he wm a black stocking, dis carded and scorned because of a huge imdarnable hole In the heel and a like one in the toe. But now. stuffed with rags and dec orated with a be coming red bow, he is Skeets Cat, beloved by hun dreds of Wash ington playground children who made him and love him. Dozens of black, orown and white cats like Skeets are made tn the playgrounds by the children from worn-out stockings. In the collection of playgrounds toys In the District Building in the office of Mrs. Susie Root Rhodes, superin tendent of public playgrounds. "Skeets" Is one of the most unusual exhtbHi. THEATERPEACE PLAN FRUITLESS Playwrights Abandon Their Efforts to End Stnke Of Actors. Now York. Aug. 20.?Efforts made by a group of playwrights to bring about a settlement of the differences between the striking actors mid memberrs of the Producing Man agers Association ware abandoned this evening after a committee of playwrights. headed by Eugene Walter, had conferred with repre sentatives of the Actors' Equity Association and the managers. Walter said efforts of his com mittee had failed to bring forth any suggestion of compromise from either side. There were rumois tonight of some legal proceedings by the play wrights to bring the managers to terms, but this could not be con firmed. ONE VOTE DETERMINES CHARLESTON ELECTION Charleston. S. C., Aug. 20.?Com plete returns today shows that Mayor T. P. Hyde was renominated over his opponent, John P. Grace, former mayor, by one vote in the most bitterly contested mayoralty Democratic primary election ever held here. Official figures show the vote as follows: Hyde. 3,421; Grace. J.420. Seventy-four votes which were challenged will be decided before the board of elections Friday. Congressman Has Long Chase To Obtain Food Information Soores of busy War Department workers were startled yesterday when an agitated member of Congress. with something akin to murder In his eye. dashed Into one office and then anoth er demanding information as to con signments of army surplus food to municipalities. The War Department Is a big plaoe. and Representative FTank D. Scott must have walked oft a goodly amount of shoe leather when he en deavored to get needed Information 4t the department yesterday. At any rate, he said he had visited every nook and corner In the numerous es tablishments of the War Department before he could find the one man who might tell him what he wanted. I did not snticipate much trouble in finding what I wanted.' Repre sentative Scott said last nighty "but Ij found more than I had bargained for. 1 walked up one corridor and down another, until some one advised me to see Mr. Atkinson at the Postofflce De par tment "I thought then that my search was ended but Mr. Atkinson made It plain that he was In charge only of army food distribution in Washington." With anger In his heart, it seemed. Mr. Scott marched on the War De partment again. His *eoond visit was but a repetition of the first. He was told that he might get definite In formation at the Munitions Building, but he saw only perplexed and vacant faces there. Having called on every one but the right man In the War De partment, he finally arrived st his destination and transacted his busi ness. "But at what a price!" sighed Rep resentative 8cult, in conclusion* 10 AIRPLANES LEADING 0. S. TROOPS IN MEXICO AIRCRAFT MOUNTED WITHMACHINE GUNS ?* _ . J> ? ? ~arranza Government Gives i But Scant Aid to U. S. Forces Under Gen. Dick man Against Bandits. NO ACTION TAKEN BY MEXICAN RULER Course Leads to Belief That I Mexican President Was | Notified in Advance of American Action. American troops on the trail of Mexican bandits are operating with scant assistance from the Carranza forces, it was revealed today by dispatches to the War Department from Maj. Gen. Dick man, commander of the Depart ment of the Southwest. Because of the silence on the part of Carranza since the Ameri can forces crossed the border, it ?s generally believed here that Mexican authorities were notified in advance of the American ac tion. There may be a question raised later by Carranza, it was said, as to liow far the troops may proceed into the interior, as he raised this query when Per shing1, punitive expedition was in Mexico. *"?"*? Kind of NMMlF. The bandits who captured and held for ransom the two American .viator. 1 whose machine was helpless are get ting a taste of a new kind of medi cine. Aviators have spied them out and nred upon them l? return for tire from the bandits. Col. G. T. Lang home so notified the department in a belated dispatch riven out yesterday arte moon. It reads: "Movement began before daylight this date, troop, crowed at Candelarta. Ru.dosa. Indlo. center and lett column will Join with right column after at tempting to head off bandits whose trail right column Is following. Aero planes keeping in touch with troops ?? Concern.ng the skirmish between the read *nd "" b,ndlt*- message Bandlta Fire on Plkne. "J*?*, b?n-i'ts. ten miles west of '*na' d at * P'*ne which they hit. The aviators returned the fire. A\iator believes one horse and one bandit killed and another bandit took to a nearby canyon, h a riderless horse ZmnhKolesB?,h W,n*" P"n* 'h?H Gen Dlckman s dispatch, .hnwtng! the manner l? wh.ch the Amer,ea? forces are operetng,. was follows 1 Mexican consul at Presidio and Gen. Iruneda at OJinaga were no 'X>NTIN*T7Kr> ON* PAG K TWO RIVER STEAMER OWNER IS FINED Federal Inspectors Assess $ 1,000 Penalty Against Washington Man. Baltimore. Aug. SO-As the result of the sharp lookout United States local steamboat Inspectors are keeping for dereliction On the part of masters and steamboat owners In obeying regula tions pertaining to equipment of steamers carrying passengers. E. Mad ison Hall, owner of the steamer of that name, of Washington, has been lined *1000. and Capt. Chapman A. Slye, master of the vessel, has had hla li cense suspended for thirty days. This announcement was made at the office of the Inspector at the custom house today. It was the result of a special hearing conducted by them in Washington on August U by the local Inspectors, who have char*? of the r?"th,n,?^r^__Th' ?h" ?< FORD WIIIHARNESS RIVER; BUILD PLANT Mount Clemens. Mich., Aug The Mt. Clemens Leader today published! an authoritative report that Henry Ford shortly wni harness th. Clinton | River to provide power for operation of a JEOO.OOO plant he Intends building here, to manufacture small automobile j According to the Leader an arttflei.i I lake will be dug and the plant con at ruction started shortly. Russian Banker, Broke, Reaches United States New Tork. I^T^-Wlth bare.y enough money to pay their passage Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Flshwetvoff of Moscow, reached here today aboard the liner Argentina, on their wav to Vladivostok. Fishwetvoft was a wealthy hanksr until the Bolshevik, .tripp^hl. fr^ok and home, "Aid. WHICH? PU(f. RETAIL GROCER FACES PENALTY! "Little Gouger" Must Be Punished Provided 111 ' Palmer s Bill. | An Intense drive against retail i ; grooers and other small dealers guilty I i of profiteering In the necessaries of . j life will be the next step in the gov- | j ernment's campaign to reduce thej | high cost of living j This announcement was made by j Attorney General Palmer whan he I appeared before the House Committer on Agriculture \esterdav to oppose ? the amendments to the food control act proposed by (Chairman Haugen. j These amendments provide for a dras- j tic system of price-fixing. but specifi cally exempt farmers and farm or i sanitations and merchant* doing ?o ? ; annual busines* of less than SlOO.fOO ? I The Attorney Oem-ral also urge 1 i , that a similar exemption provision in j the original food control art be ellni i I inated. In opposing the Hangen ; amendments, he insisted that the only cONTixna) ov pagb thile*: TEUTONS HIRED FOR RED ARMY! Officers Are Paid High Sal aries to Tram Bol sheviki. Admiral Kolchak. according to latest advices, proposes to make a big fight j fov the poasesslon of Omsk at the ! j nearest river to that city Instead of j I at the Tobolsk River. He Is depending j for assistance on Gen Deniklne's j forces. Admiral Kolchak claims to have j managed his resistance to the Bolshe-j vlkl so as to place his advance posts ; to th? south in touch with Deniklne at Raalsk. Trotsky has returned to, Bolshevist headquarters after observ Ing the advance of Denlkine's army I and advised the. Soviets that Deniklne ! must b? crushed before winter sets In. | Thla Information comes to the State! i Department through Sweden from Russian sources In addition to lnfor- j matlon that the Bolshevik! are em-1 ploying German officers, who are be-' ing paid high salaries. Tt Is a current Russian report that I the Bolshevists are employing German corporations to reorganize all rail-] roads controlled by the Soviets. It; Is said the Bolshevik! Intend calling i out all their fore**, including youths who have reached their 18th year. Invention Lowers Air Resistance. Stream line shells to decrease air resistance are being developed by the srmy. the War Department announced yesterday, by experiments In firing 31 and 14-inch shells with false noses and | rounded ends. "MR. PHILLIMORt:" In hl? statement to the Sea nte I'errlfn Hrlntion* Committee Mt (he White llooi>e eiplaiuinK the urigln #f the leafue of na tion* eo??-aant. Prealde?f Wilaon ? aid that tiin flrat redraft of the ?*u rernu n t wn* hawed on ? draft sonde by a ttriU*h rommlttre bended br >1 f . I*h lilt more *'1 be lieve the Mr. Phlllimore who nas k n??wn a> the nathorify on f\ ternntlvniil law." \ cronlIii f, to Who'* W ho, Wal ter r.wrse Frank I'hllllmore, ?bn beciime fin run ?hlplr?kr In JSftS, w*h horn In 184ft. n?? lord Jnntlee of nppeal l9iJt-lil. preaU dent of the International l.aw \?*oeiatlon. IftO.VWi mitlior ??Phi III more'* International Law." ete. He vrn? rdnrated al Oxford. All Souli Oolleire, etc. OCTOBER ENDS DAYLIGHT LAW Senate Delivers Knockout Blow to Long Day When If Overrides Veto. The daylight-saving plan, adopted soon after this country entered the war. will po out of existence the last Sunday In October ns the result of Congressional notion overriding Pres 1dant Wilson's veto of a bill repealing t> daylight-saving law. The Senate delivered the final knockout of the law today when It paused a repealer over the President's veto by a vote of ST to I*. The House look ?he saiop Helton yesterday by a vot? of 823 to Iftl. Although tin- I* the fli-st measure on which the Republican Congress has overridden the President. It Is not considered ? party defeat, since ihe davlight-saving plan had l>een vigorously opposed by rural Congress men in both the Democratic and Re publican parties. The success of the rural forces came after they had once lost their tight to make the repealer ? rider to ihe agricultural hill. The President also vetoed this, and city Congress men mustered sufficient strength to sustain this veto. Tha daylight law was passed ns part | of the food production campaign. It was argued that under it war garden ers would have an hour more of day light to ralae food. Farmeri declared that ft interfered with their work. Ninety Arrested as Reds At East Youngstowu Youngstown. Ohio. Aug 30 ?Eighty elghi men and two women were caught In a'raad on an alleged Bol shevik meeting In East Youngstown. near here, last night. The rad. planned by Federal Officer George Sawker*of Cleveland, wok earned out with the aid of Secret Servic? ope.v 1\>?. Shei ift Ben Morris %n?J ten deputies. i MOTHERS SEEK SONS'RETURN Petition President to Bring Illinois Boys Out of Siberia. A little group of men and wmen called on President Wilson at the White House yesterday and aak#?d hltn to hrlng bark their boys from Slberla. Thev g?v* him a petition bearing 100,000 i?ignarures. eskln g the return of the 4,000 Illinois boys who ax#? ' members of the American forces In l Siberia Then they r??a<l him this "We come, a committee from Chi cago. Illinois, delegated by a mass ' meeting of the Twenty-#eventh and Thirty-first Infantry Siberian Expe . dltlon Auxiliary, on ? mission of , mercy to ask the Immediate return of the Ameil>an troops from Siberia, who were drafted or enll?ted for the , period of the war "We tespectfully represent te you CONTINUED ON PAtt* THRfce. OFFERS PRAYER. DRINKS IODINE Pretty New ^ork Woman Blames Unhappy Love For Action. New York. Aug to?Kneeling on the ; steps of St. Patrick's r?thedral. ' THftleth street and Plfth avenue, a beautiful young woman who said she was Mre. Roslna Olnrales Gamarra, attempted to commit suicide early this : morning, according to the police, by drinking Iodine She will be arraigned In the York vllle Court today on a charge of dis orderly conduct. Policeman Rohrback. of the East Flfty-flntt Street station, observed her on the Cathedral steps kneeling as If In pmyer. As he approached, he heard j the sound of breaking glass Running to her side, he found what appeared j to have been a bottle of iodine smash ed on the stone. i Summoning a physician, the police man took the girl to the station An , examination revealed traces of iodine, j acoordlng to the physician. I According to the police the girl said i she had an unhappy love affair American Legion Need Not Incorporate Here Washington lost an opportunity to have the American Legion incorpor ated in this city when an amendment j to Representative Royal Johnson's bill, *hich was submitted for this uvrpose by Representative Gard. of Ohio, was voted down by a vote of 47 to 39. Gen. Dickman's Presence Near Crossing Starts Re port of Intensive Opera tions Across the Border. LEADER OF BANDITS A FORMER VILL1STA Communication by Wireless With Advancing Planes Is Interfered With By the High Wind and Rain. El Paw, Tex., Ani. 20 ?TV p? tihoD of the American expedihoi *ry force in Mexico was not <b? cloted tonight An airplane mrt *age received from the troops *a?d they were still following the ban dits They had been in the saddle since daybreak. Marfa. Texas. An*. 30?Ten American observation riirplanes, with machinf guns mounted, were leading the four troops of the Kinlith Cavalry in pursuit of the Mexican bandit* across tbe border from CandHaria. Trxas. this even ing. l our plane* went with the cav alr\ when the troors creased the lint. four more were sent from J.l Paso, this afternoon, and two planes were sent trom Mc Mien. He:n v wind- ^tnil rain* have in terrupted wi? Ie>s communication 1 with the plan'**. t'arran/a cavalry ha? 'rtt 0?-I na^a in |nir>uit o' tin bandits, It \\a> understood here th? Mexican j pursuit will be conduct'd in be- i : hind the Vinericans. ' The ram torlay obliterate d th* I bandits' trail 2nd the soldiers tunable to make much lieadw?v I That *he hand't*. :?h idy had I encountered was shown b a tele gram from Col Langhorn*-. which ' said one observation plane had re turned and a Mexican had been ] slain twenty miles from rhe bor j der. l'nlior?rri Vtnmll* Flee*. One horee also waa killed ?nri the Mexican rider Jumped upon thr hoiw of his slain companion and fled with seN eral comrades of the hills More cavalrymen are stationed at a half a doren places near that part of the border and while no intimation wai piven out at the office of the depart ment commander, it wa* regarded likely other troops would be aent across the line den. Dick man inspected the troops ! st Ea*!e Pass Del Rio. and Fort v^ark today and was expected to r?aeh I Marfa tonight It was denied that Oen. Dickman's presence near the 1 scene of the crossing was an indica tion that Intensive operation- in Mex ico were contemplated I??rrwct'd !? C* ??araf. All military posts in the neighbor - hood of Marfa h?-ee been Instructed to be ready to ro-ope rate with Ool Langhorne'a force? tf they would l>* needed It w*? announced that the ' expeditionary forces would eo as far 'South as Falomlr. tne point a' whick the bandits enptured Lieut.- L.. O Peterson and P??l H Davis This '? flftv mi lee from the border sod fifteen miles further South than th^ Amer ican aoldiers have yet been reported The Mexican. Thomas Sane he*, men Uioned tn the bandits* letter to Daw kin. Kilpatrtck. ofTerlnr to release the aviator* for J16.0W. ha* Mn ident. i fied as. a former \ illiata murderer dragged to electric chair I Trenton. N J.. Au*. ?.-Dtm??d to ,he electric chllr h> four deputy keep ers alter he hod tried to hstter out ? hi, 1>r*.ns a*a1n*t the Iron bat, of hi* 1death FY?nk " Var" WUh ;?!lch.el 1* r?lm? and Oa-ene Pale. imer1 were electrocuted last mrht at the state prtson here for the murder I of Roman Smith, a W>-year-old farmer, 'who lived near South River. M.ddls eex Count,. ?" October 11/ 1ST Tha men were Ne? Tori, nnimn Ue Varle hie face ?n? hesd covered with blood, moaned and cried ?-? ha w.. dra**e<1 to the chair, while two I priests recited prayer. to him. Search Continued For Body of Ithaca Girl Ithaca. N T Au* M ? 3rapplin? ifor the body of Haael Crance. II | vear-old elrl "?o ?" droa ned in Icayusa Uike wWIe canoeln* In company with Donald W Father. still contlnuea. District Attorney Arthur Adams 'declared today that no further a ! lion aealnst Kether. who w a* freed by Justice Michael KU-y In habeas ] corpus proceeding at Caaeno*. 1 Tuesday afternoon, will be laken unless the body. If recovered, just! Iflet le?al proceedings.