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The Net Gradation qf the Washington Herald Yesterday Was 42,304
Unsettled today; tomorrow local ihower?
and thunderstorms; not much change In
temperature: gentle winds.
Hlaheet temperature yesterday. 87; low
est. it __
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:
Cummings Will Be Sent to
Baltimore Jail as Soon as
Requisition Papers Are
Issued for Removal.
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
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
Another witness that supported the
testimony of Luers is Jesse Grant.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"But at what a price!" sighed Rep
resentative 8cult, in conclusion*
?* _ . J> ? ?
~arranza Government Gives
i But Scant Aid to U. S.
Forces Under Gen. Dick
man Against Bandits.
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
*"?"*? 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
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" ?<
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.
"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*:
Officers Are Paid High Sal
aries to Tram Bol
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
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.
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.
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.
Petition President to Bring
Illinois Boys Out of
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
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
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.
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
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.

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