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7 he Net Circulation of the Washington Herald Yesterday Was 42,970
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Americans on the Border are Warned to Move into Cities
Today and tomorrow?Slightly warmer.
Highest temperoture yesterday. 88; low
est. 69.
Eight Senators Willing to
Vote to Throw Out
Present Treaty.
, Borah, Johnson, Reed and
Poindexter Map Out
Western Itinerary.
Senator Philander C. Knox yester
day took the stand that the treaty
of peace with Germany should be
utterly cast out and rejected by the
United States.
Senator Knox announced this po
sition at a luncheon served in his
office in the Capitol to which were
invited seven other Senators who
are Irreconcilably opposed to the
league of nations ana to the entire
treaty. Those who attended were:
Senators Borah, of Idaho; Johnson,
of California; Fall, of New Mexico;
Moses of Xew Hampshire; Bran
degee. of Connecticut; Poindexter.
of Washington, and Reed, of Mis
At this conference it was stated
that at least eight more Senators
can be counted upon to vote to re
ject the treaty.
The figures as given at the con
ference were:
Certain to vote against the treaty
even if amended, sixteen; certain to
vote ac&inst the treaty unless !
strong reservations which other na
tions must accept before the United i
States will become a party to the |
treaty, not less than thirty-flve nor
more than 40.
After Senator Knox had made his
announcement, the Senators in the
Commissioner Gardiner's
Successor Should Be
Civic Worker.
The District Commissioner chosen
to fill the vacancy left by the ex
piration of the term of Commission
er Gardiner should be a man who
has been active in Washington civic
work. This view was expressed b7
the Federation of Citizens' Asso
ciation. at its meeting last night,
and Incorporated in a resolution to
be presented personally to the I*res
klent. Jesse P. Crawford. Washing
ton Topham and Jesse C. Suter were
appointed a committee to present the
The federation contended that a
president of that organization was
the only logical choice for Com
missioner, the president being ap
pointed by delegates of all local
citizens' associations. representing
all District citizens.
The resolution was first adopted by
the Petworth Citizens' Association,
and was approved by the federation
' before the federation s resolution was
4 drawn up.
It was also decided to take a ref
erendum of all civic associations on
municipal ownership of street rail
ways and service at cost, for the ben
efit of the joint committee of the
federation which is framing a bill to
bring about these institutions.
A membership drive, in which the
entire city will i,? canvassed for
members for the citizens' associations
was decided on. Jesse C. Suter is in
charse of this work, which will com
mence during the autumn.
Kngineer Commissioner Kutz ad
dressed the federation on the zoning
bill for regulating building In the
Natural Gas Fumes
Kill Two in Old Well
Providence. R. I.. Aur. 21?Leon
Dietrich and Charles Johnson, of
Ea.*t Blackstone, Mass., were killed
by natural *as fumes while work
ing: in an abandoned well on Diet
rich's farm last evening.
Farmer Uses Wireless.
Trumbauersville, Pa.. Aug. 21.
On the farm of Mahlon Holsopple
is a wireless telegraph outfit erect
ed by his son. A government weath
er report sent out daily from Ar
lington. Va-, is caught by the Hol
?opr'? wireless. I
Long- Series of Disappearances Followed by
Discovery of Human Bones?Companion
Of Men Who Dropped Out Arrested.
Ma pit- Hill, Kan.* . Aujr. 23.?Kansas |
has unearthed a "murder farm."
Three skeletons have been dug up
and searchera wttfi Jtrudr* tmd vhov
els are seeking more.
Rufus King. former keeper of a
! livery stable here, is formally charged (
? with three murders. He was arrest
I ed in Colorado and has been brought
I back here for trial.
: And Wabaunsee County officials !
| think they have soiled the 11-year!
, mystery of this "Port of Missing j
> Men."
Until the first skeleton was found
the mystery had been impenetrable. :
; with never a clew that indicated a
j solution. Four men disappeared in
: this little cattle town at different
! 7? 1
Poles Break Off Relations
With Berlin, Raise Army
Berlin. Aug. 21.?Negotiations be-[
j tween Germany and Poland were ;
broken ofT today and will not be j
resumed, it is announced, until or-1
der has been restored in upp^r Si- i
Polish authorities, it is reported^
are forcing all males between 20
and 40 to take up arms. In some
districts the Poles are deporting'
[ Germans into Poland.
Goshen, N. Y., Aug. 21.?"If any
one makes trouble they will get!
nothing." is the warning written on
the back of a sheet of note paper
on which is written the will of Mrs. [
'Annie Davidson, of Newburg, who,
I bequeaths 5 cents each to her sev- ?
j eral grandchildren and the remain
I der of her small estate to her chil- ;
The will was offered for probate
^ today.
New Honolulu Dock Opened. j
Honolulu, Aug. 21.?Mrs. Josephus 1
| Daniels, wife of the Secretary of the |
I Navy, pressed a button today open I
j ing th^ gates of the Pearl Harbo
drydock. Secretary Daniels said :
he expected to make Pearl Harbor '
one of the world's greatest marine
periods. They left not the slightest
trace behind them.
Lant PiMiipp^nrnnrr S Year* Ago.
fltub> 1' Out shall, jjfc* \ca.s the lait
to vanish. Relatives were convinced
ho was the victim of foul play, hut
Delegates to Protest Bulgar
Rule in Thrace?Hope
For Interview.
Greek-American delegates, who are
in Washington to protest the Bul
garian rule in Thrace, expect to In
terview President Wilson today.
At a meeting held last night at the
Hotel Washington, Senator Moses, ot
New Hampshire, declared that if
President Wilson ^insists on the set
tlement of the boundary questions on
purely racial demarkion, Greece will
be awarded all of Thrace.
Representatives Dallinger, Lufkin,
James and Davy also addressed the
meeting and presented optimistic
views on the subject.
i^ergt. Hercules Korgis, the Greek
American "one-man" army, was in
troduced mid the cheers of the dele
gates. He arrived in Washington yes
terday afternoon and was escorted lo
the hotel by a parade of the 300 dele
He captured 25German prisoners
on the Soissons offensive after having
been severely wounded, informing the
Germans who werrf about to fire on
his patrol, that they were surround
ed by Americans and that if they
fired they would me mowed down oy
| machine guns. After this persuasive
argument the Germans surrendered
and Sergt. Korgis mar !? them back
to the lines despite his painful
Dream Foretells Death.
Lancaster. Pa.. Aug. 21.?Joseph
H. T^ander. a lineman, fulfilled his
wife's dream today when he
plunged to his death from a little
ear attached to an aerial telephone
cable into the street. Mrs. I^ander,
mother of a w^fk-old baby, cried
bitterly this morning when her hus
band left home. warning him
against a death which had appeared
to her in a dream last night.
Palmer Confirmed by Mistake
As Senate "Sleeps at Switch"
A. Mitchell Falmer's nomination
for Attorney General was con
firmed for Just twenty-three hours,
ending at 1 o'clock yesterday.
During Wednesday's executive
session of the Senate a large num
ber of postmasterships were con
firmed, and. in some manner, the
paper bearing Palmer's name was
slipped In with the nominations for
postmasters. The whole batch was
confirmed without investigation,
with the result that Senators yes
terday were astounded to read In
the record that Palmer, upon whom
a big fight has been made, had
been confirmed as Attorney Gen
Mr. Palmer was about as much
surprised as anybody, for after the
fight against his appointment, he
was not quite prepared to believe
that his nomination would go
through as easily as that, although
he has boon assured that he will be
The record was corrected in a
brief executive sesion of the Sen
ate this afternoon, and Mr. Pal
mer's name was put back on the
calendar. Meanwhile he continued
to direct the actiyities of the De
j partment of Justice as an Attorney
General unconfirmed.
Maj. Pullman Enforces
Secrecy About Case- -
"Progressing Nicely."
Cummings Has Long and
Mysterious Talk With
Two Detectives.
With George Cummings, colored, be
lieved to bo <^n the verge of con- j
fessing to the murder of George Fe- j
ter, at Jericho Station, and the shoot
ing of his daughter. Katherine. last |
Sunday, Maj. Pullman last night clos
ed to the public all sources of in
formation relative to the cane.
Vague hints were given out by Maj. j
Pullman in reference to the case, and |
he declared, as on previous occasions,
that the case is "progressing ni-ely." J
The major did state, however, that
Cummings htd declared that he lied
to the police as to his whereabouts on
Sunday, and it is deemed probable
that the negro has already confessed
to being near the scene of the crime.
Only three members of the depart
ment are conversant with the case:
Maj. Pullman. T.ieut. Buriingame and
Detective Sereeani Scrivener.
A positive or.it- * has been issued j
by Maj Pu.'nrvu that all informa- j
tion for the oubli. must come from J
( amoiinK^ M*J Be Tried.
The fact thai > e.Mterday a war-J
rv* t t'?r 'h*: ,.? ?<+?' of < ?urP'vJligr. for
murder, was iSrue.j by tne police of
Maryland leads T,i<-.ni?ers of the de
partment to believe that the pris
oner may be plar^d on trial.
Extradition papei>; are being pre-I
pared and it ?-? thought thnt the!
negro will b? turned over to the
Maryland authorities either today or {
tomon ow.
Cummings *o1 1 the police 'hat his
rgal name is Wi ,;rht Strawder and
that he 's an escaped convict. He
is said to have been sentenced in
Georgia some yeirs ago to ten year?
in the penit? ntiarv for stealing a pair
of shoes, escaping Irom a jail before
he coul'' be taken to prison.
Sheriff Garrison, of Prince Georgej ,
County, probably will come to this i
city today to confer with the police'
about moving the prisoner.
Sfiwl* for Detective.
Cummings yesterday afternoon'
sent for Detective Scrivener to come
and see him. saying he had several
things to say regarding the shooting
of the farmer. Lieut. I3urlingam"
and th?- detective were closeted with
th nagro at the Seventh precinct all
afternoon and until late last night.
After hearing all the prisoner had
to say the two officers returned to
headquarte:s and declared that any
information on the case must come
from Maj. Pullman.
Miss Peter is "doing nicely,** it
was said last nicrht at Emergency
Hospital. A rumor was circulated,
however, that the ^irl is barely,
holding her own in the flght against'
New York. Aug. 21.?Mrs. Henry
Salomon, who has been missing
from her home since last Friday,
was found today in the Tombs.
She had been arrested last Fri
day in a department store on a
charge of shoplifting. and had
given the name of Mrs. Sarah
The Quartermaster General of the ,
Army has directed the suspension of I
the sale of surplus commercial blan- i
kets held by the War Department, it j
was announced last night. The sus- j
pension was directed in order to per
mit the War Department to deter- i
mine upon and inaugurate a more
equitable distribution of its surplus
stock of blankets. As soon as a plan
that will make the surplus stocks
still held by the War Department
available to residents of all sections
of the United States shall have been
determined upon, the sale of blankets
will be resumed.
Meanwhile the War Department is
checking up iUr stocks of surplus
blankets for the purpose of ascertain
ing the exact number that still re
main for sale.
Shoppers and office workers were
taken unawares late yesterday when a
heavy thunderstorm deluged the city.
Street became rivers within a few
minutes after the storm broke.
The storm did little damage. Street
icar service remained normal within
the city.
Signal .wires were burned out by the
i lightning on the Tennallytown line.
Berlin, Aug. 21.?At least
one American sailor was seri
ously cut up in a battle be
tween American and German
bluejackets along the water
front at Neufahrwasser at a
dance tonight.
Pittsburgh, Aug. 31.? The
street cars will be put into
operation, despite the decision
of the men to continue their
London, Aug. 21.?It is un- |
derstood the government is
considering appointing Sir
William Robertson as com
mander-in-chief of the British
forces in Ireland.
New York. Aug. 31.?A stag
gering order for goods, ru
mored to be for use of the
Chinese army, has been placed
with M. Erlenbach, of 253
Broadway, a purchasing agent,
it was disclosed today.
London, Aug. 21.?Australian
engineers in Palestine have
unearthed what antiquarians
and historians declare are the
remains of St. George. Eng
land's patron saint, according
to a dispatch from Melbourne.
San Francisco, Aug. 21.?
Taito, one of the principal
cities on the island of For
mosa, near the Chinese coast,
has been destroyed by a storm j
which swept the island. Other
?slr.nds in thf jfro?tp were dam- 1
Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 21.?
Lieut. E. Stone, pilot of the <
NC-4 on her trip across the
Atlantic, here studying land I
planes, narrowly escaped in
jury when he was forced to
make a landing to avoid fall
ing into the river. He allowed
the plane to nose into the mud.
Turin, Italy, Aug. 17.?Gen.
Pershing arrived here today.
He was welcomed at the sta
tion by the civilian and mili
tary authorities. Champagne
was served in the royal salon.
He has left for Rome.
Fletcher, of Florida, Near
Death When Struck at
Thomas Circle.
Senator Fletcher, of Florida, was
knocked down and severely injured
by a Capital Traction street car
about 7 o'clock last evening, while I
attempting to cross the southbound
t: i? k at Thomas Circle.
He was picked up unconscious
and bleeding from a deep wound of
the forehead and placed in the au
tomobile of Dr. Herbert E. Martyn,
who conveyed the Senator to his
home. 1455 Massachusetts avenu'.
The cut on the forehead required
| Ave stitches and there were bruises
, on the right hand, forearm and
I shoulder. The injury to the head
i almost resulted in a fracture, the
j physician said. Senator Fletcher
| also suffered from shock. That the
I accident was not a fatality was re
i markable. according to witnesses.
The Senator soon recovered con
; sciousness and was able to describe
I how the accident occurred and to
draw a pencil diagram showing the
positions of the street cars when
he was struck.
Interned Sailor Tries to Escape.
j Atlanta. Ga.. Aug. 21.?Will Frueh
I ling, interned German sailor at
Camp McPherson, enjoyed twenty
i minutes of liberty today. Frueh
I ling was sprinting for the woods
i when spied by a guard
Pittsburgh Car Men Stay Oat.
Pittsburgh, Aug. 21.?In a refer
! endum vote, striking motormen and
i conductors of the Pittsburgh Street
j Railway company overwhelmingly
j voted to continue the strike.
Take* Poison by Mistake.
LUlie Beard, colored, 1324 S street
northwest, took several bichloride of
mercury tablets by mistake last night
j and was removed to the Emergency
j Hospital in a bcrioua condition.
Merchants Cheer Palmer'
And Wilson at Big Food
Organization to Issue Fair
Price List Based on
Reasonable Profit.
Afore than GOO retail and whole-,
h.h1" food dealers last ninht pledged
their assistance to the Department (
? >f Justice in its campaign for prose
cution of profiteers hy forminc the
Fair Price Association of the Dis- ?
trict of Columbia, at a mass meet-;
ine in Business High School audi-,
toi ium
Th*1 dealers applauded frequently
during the talks by Clarence R. !
Wilson, former District Food Ad- i
ministrator. and Attorney General
A. Mitchell Palmer.
Palmer attacked price gougers j
and t ailed upon the lo<yU dealer* (
to police th?- grocery business.
"Ninety-nine out of 100 dealers i
are taking only a fair margin of,
profit. " said Palmer. "It is much to
your interest to poli? e the croeery :
business so that the one dealer who ,
po??s wrong may be compelled to go ,
Pnlmer >rwrr* I'orkrrt.
The Department ??t Justice is not j
s.ft?*r the man who r uns the corner j
grocery store. We started by j
prosecutinc th? five treat packers i
oi <*hicatro, and. if Justice still .
reigns in America, those gentle-j
men will be brought to book.
Playwrights Organize But
Will be Neutral in Theat
rical War.
New York. Aug. ?1.-The Booth The
ater. where "The Better 'Ole" was
being played, was added tonight to
the list of houses darkened bv the
actors' strike. A walkout by stage
hands and musicians, in sympathy
with the strike of the actors, was re
sponsible for the closing.
The Booth was the nineteenth
theater to close because of the
strike, and but one house is still be
ing kept open in defiance of the
actors?the Playhouse, where "At
9:45" is being produced by William
A. Brady.
While the playwrights were form
ing an independent organization to
day. Daniel Frohman, one of the Pro
ducing Managers' Association's lead
ing members, was issuing an optimis
tic statement regarding an early set
tlement of the strike, and the man
agers' association was declaring the
situation unchanged and that it was
"standing pat.'*
The striking actors were also busy,
holding a meeting at Equity head
quarters. Irvin S. Cobb?writer, war
correspondent and humorist?spoke.
In forming a permanent organiza
tion the playwrights elected as offi
cers: Otto Harbach, president; Owen
Davis, vice president, and Silvio Heln,
The association's purpose is the pro
tection of dramatic authors, declared
Mr. Davis, who added that it will
maintain absolute neutrality as be
tween managers and actors and their
differences, at present and in future.
Our Troops Are Now About 50 Miles South
of the Rio Grande?Detachment of the
Eighth Cavalry Arrives at Marfa, Tex., to
Join the Pursuing Column.
Marfa, Texas. Aug. 21.?An American airplane brought word here
tonight that four Mexicans had been killed by the American forces.
The Mexicans were said to have been of Renteros band, and
were shot after being cornered in a mountain pass.
A returning soldier also reported that four Mexicans had been
No official report has been made by Oil. Langhome as to the
number of captured or killed.
The Americans in their pursuit several times divided their force,
and it is believed the troops have had contact with the bandit forces
in three skirmishes.
Tonight the troops were reported to be about fifty miles south
of the Rio Grande.
tlrplanr. Kr?| Tp t oinma nlfiUfM
Eagle Pass. Tex.. Aug. 21.?
United States consuls at Vera
Cruz, Tampico and Oaxaca have
idvised all Americans living in out
lying districts in their territory to
go into the cities, according to
dispatches reaching the border to
Yaqui hands, which have been
terTorirfng the mountain districts,
are reported to have been dis
persed by federal troops.
Reclassification of salaries of gov
ernment emplov?w discussed at
a meeting of tb" rerartmen" of Ar
riculturo bran-h rf rht Federal F.m
ployps' I'nion. No. a committee
composed of chr. lrmen of bureau sub
committee^ submitted a new plan
adopted by tb?' organization. b\
which employes would be dividod into
four classes with salaries ninj'n:"
from $1,080 to a year and ad
mitted to the higher classes by ex
amination .
The committee advocated this as a
means of insuring promotion to em
ployes who deserved it.
The plan, when called for. will b??
submitted to the Keatlns: commis
sion appointed to reclassify salaries 1
of government workers.
Replying to a series of written
questions submitted by Senator Fall
<N. Mex ). President Wilson yester
day declared it his judgment that !
he has not the powrr to proclaim a '
state of peace before the ratification
of the treaty by the Senate.
The President also says that re
nunciation of territory rights by Ger
many does not convey title to the
allies, but does put disposition of th?
territory in their hands.
I. By sterns Heemskerk, honorary
attache at the Netherlands Legation,
was seriously injured in a train
wreck at Beitner. Mich., six miles
south of Traverse City. Wednesday
when a Pere Marquette freight tram
collided head-on with a passenger
Six of the train crew were killed.
Fifteen pass^n^ers were injured.
No word as to Mr. Heemskerk's
condition has reached his legation.
Champ Clark Warns G. O. P.
It Is Flirting With Sure Defeat
A special tariff bill for the pro
tection of the tungsten industry in:
the United States precipitated an
old-time partisan political battle In
the House yesterday.
Party lines were drawn tight as
the bitter debate continued for five
hours. It was a veritable field day
for charges and counter charges,
sarcasm and abuse. But the result'
was a foregone conclusion. The Re
publican leaders had their majority
well in hand, and when the final
vote came they put through the bill
by a count of 171 to 131.
The bill passed is dffrign^d to take
the place of the provision in;the
Underwood tariff law which places
tungsten on the free list. It is only
one of the other high tarifT bills
Minority Leader Champ Clark put
the House in an uproar when he!
charged that the bill was drawn on
"orders direct from Wall street."
Republicans boohed and the Demo
crats rocked the chamber with
"rebel yells." When the din had ^
subsided. Mr. Fordney demanded to j
Communication b?tw^n the pur
puins column! and the Mexican Fed
eral t'oops in the Bl* Bend wu
k?*pt up by airplane
It has been sug^?tH by OoL
Lanchorne to Mexican Consul Ban
honocm a at Presidio that Gen. An
tonio Pruned*. the Carranra com
mands. co-operate with his troop*
in the bandit chase. although tbe
American? were leading and had
pr?ater facilities.
Ther* *s a (rood disposition on tb*
part of Carranra troop* to do who*
they can to aid. arrordlnr to rv
port* hut they *r+> himp^-M by a
la^k of o'd^rs from Gen. Manuel M
Di< truer. ron<> commander of Ch1
hu*h ua. who is not in rapid com
mu meat'on with op^rationa.
Of*, nirkmnn No? In Cknrf*
The arrival at Marfa of MaJ. Gea.
Joseph T. Di^kman for the review
of the American troop* was the
ocrastrn of a celebration toniirht
The gcn? ral and hi* staff officers
wot" received at the railroad station
with military ceremony and are the
rt:o*t* of Col. T^ntrliorne. who ha*
dir^-t^d eipht "hot trail" drive#
across the Rio Grande prior to thi*
Brs-de* the four troop* r?f the
E'jrhth Cavalry, a d^tactim^nt of th*
Fifth Cavalry 1* with the column.
Th- se t-oops w^re sent from Fort
Th* Mexican revrrnm^nt has ad
dressed a solemn ivotest to the'
T'nitefl State* over the invasion of It*
sovereignty by the action of Araer
ican troop* in cronstn* the boi^e
in search of bandit* 1>e note, de
livered to the State T>ep* ? ' merit refi
terdav by Ambassador Bon.lla-s. ask*
for the Immediate withdrawal of tha
The note call* for an %n?w^r, and
one win be mr.de po*slblv today hv
the Stat* Department- If this rov
ernment 1* in rrceipt of re^rts show,
in* that the search for the bandits
ptill constitute* a "hot trail.** there
I* not exported to be an Immediate
withdrawal, or in fact any withdrawal
until the T'nited States i* safiwfled
that the soldiers have accomplished
everything that is possible Complete
satisfaction would onlv be achieved
Arrest Negro on Charge
Of Shooting Policeman
T.awrenre T la It on. years old, #M
Third street southwest. wa.< arrested
last nicht. charred with the sbootln*
of Police Pri\-ate Prank MoGraw
Fourth precinct, on July 1? when <M?*
Graw waa attempting to disburse a
proup of nejrroes dxirtn* the race riots
Halton Is charjpvi also with rob
bing William J Rowe. ^77 P street
southwest, last Tuesday, and the po
lice claim he is responsible for sev
eral other recent luJdups in th"
Southwest. He was arrest#M hv Pri
vates Hardy and Cox. of No. 4 pre
cinct. Charpes against him are as
sault with intent to kill and robbery.
Southern Labor Confess
Admits Negro to Unions
Aahevllle. X. C., Auk. 21 ?The South
lern I^bor Congress, in session h*?re to
day, expected to pass, by unanimoui
[vote, a resolution to admit the negro
laborer into the unions.
| Nerroes will be organized wherever
possible, and, when they have lanr?
[numbers, into separate union*, but to
ibc taken in with the whites when 'he
colored men are small in numbers.

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