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U. S. FORECAST
Tod?y and tomorrow?Local shtwraj
aod thunderstorms: no change in tem
perature.
Highest temperature yesterday, 90;
lowest, 67.
THE WASHINGTON HERALD
The Net Circulation of This Newspaper Yesterday Was 42y076
ALL THE NEWS
?all the time?telegraph, cable and local
news?is found in The Washington Herald
?brightly and briefly told.
NO. 4683
WASHINGTON. D. C.. SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 1919.
THREE CENTS
U. S. SENDS NEW EXPEDITION INTO MEXICO
LANSING'S SHARP REPLY TO CARRANZA IS BELIEVED ON THE WAY
CRISIS LURKS
IN REJECTION
OF SHANTUNG
Senate s Action to Give
Territory to China May
.Arouse Japan.
MAY MEAN 2 LEAGUES
Rival Alliance Between Ja
pan, Russia and Ger
many May Result.
Administration leaders and league
nations advocates last night viewed
the ShantTins amendment adopted by
the Foreign Relations Committee to
Rive the territory to ?'tana as definite
ly opening for a fight on the floor of
the Senate the question of whether the
league shall be thrown overboard.
The Senate committee voted nine to
eight for the return of the province to
China yesterday.
On the basis of information from
Paris. it was felt that Japan certainly
would not be a. party to the treaty it
this amendment should be adopted bv
the Senate as a whole. Punrg the
negotiations in Paris, it was felt that
the success of the league depended
upon preserving the war-time union
of the live big powers ? the I'nited j
States. Kngland. Franco, Italy and
Japan. Should Japan refuse to ac
cept the am* nded treaty, her at Ion.
it is declared, would also carry with- ;
draw a I from the If-ague, as the cov
enant i- part of the treaty.
Itivnl Lrjisor Fenrfd.
This. some international experts
felt. would <?p?-n the possibility of two j
ri\al "leagues" being established. This j
was a contingency always considered !
in Paris. tJermany, while subscrib- I
ins to the principles of the league j
covenant, is not a member of the !
league. Russia, also, is not a membe.r
of the 1' a cue. And while the latter
i& now impotent, the spectre constant
ly before the diplomats is an alliance
between Japan and a rejuvenated tier- |
man) and Russia.
Those following the international |
developments do not believe Japan is |
likely t<> be drawn into an official J
statement ??f possible action by the!
Foreign Relations Committee's vote In i
favor of an amendment. Administra
tion leaders are confident of defeating i
the amendment on the floor, and the:
situation will thus remain entirely j
un'-hanged.
Most fla>e 5oli<J Front.
The President, while admitting lie
is not satisfied with the Shantung
settlement, believes it is the best
solution that could be gotten, and
at the same time preserve the solid'
front presented by the Rig Five. I
In addition to Japan's approval toj
any amendment, that of all thej
other allies would also be neces? i
*ary. An.I in view of the Presi
dent's outline of the position ta
ken by Kngland and France toward
the secret treaty with Japan, award
ing her Shantung. the President's
followers raise the question of
whether they would accept the
amendment.
Within a week the Foreign Rela-'
tions Committee w ill be ready to re-j
port The peace treaty to the Sen
ate. Senator Lodge has assured ad
ministration leaders, among them
Senator Hitchcock, it was learned ,
yesterday.
Gillett Tells Why He
Forbade League Prayer
Speaker Gillett yesterday answer- !
ed recent charges of Representative)
Heflin. of Alabama, that Repub- !
lieans were preventing Rev. H. N.'
Couden, the blind House chaplain,!
from mentioning^ he league of na- !
tions in his daily prayer.
"My position is that the chaplain j
in his prayers should not mention!
controversial subjects." said Gillett. :
Rev. Couden also stated the Speaker '
had mentioned the matter to him'
but declared that he has since pray- j
ed for the fundamental principles of
the league.
Girt Injured by Auto.
Miss Melinda Scott. 7H Ncwtan !
street northwest, was struck by an1
auto, operated by Harry V. B Swain. |
2C.S P street northwest, at Fourteenth
street and Pennsylvania avenue last'
night and slightly injured about the 1
arms and legs. She was taken to!
Kmergency Hospital and later remov-1
e<i to her home in Swain's machine. '
Gomperj to Meet Council Here.
A meeting of the executive coun
cil of the American Federation or
l^abor has been called for August I
4^. m Washington, immediately fol-j
tw.ng the return of President Sam
uel (Jumpers from Kurope it was'
announced today.
i lushing Return* on Leviatiiian.
Gen. Pershing yesterday cabled'
the War Department he will sail
September 1 on the Leviathan be
cause of the late arrival of the
Mount Vernon on which he was to
have embarked.
PRESS-TIME FLASHES i
-J)
Milledgeville, Ga., Aug. 33.?Shoes worn by the man
whose body was discovered in the Oconee River yesterday,
resulted in his indentification tonight as Carl Watson, of
Andalusia, Ala. How Watson met his death te unknown.
Berlin, Aug. 33.?Germany insists that she alone possesses
sovereign rights in Upper Silesia, officials of the foreign office
announced today.
Austin, Tex., Aug. 33.?Two detachments of Texas
Rangers are in Mexico assisting in the roundup of Mexican
bandits, it was officially announced at the State adjutant gen
eral's office here tonight.
New York, Aug. 33.?The first cargo from Hamburg, Ger
many, to enter the New York port since the United States
entered the war, arrived today on the steamship Keresan. The
shipment from Germany consisted of glassware.
Boston, Mass., Aug. 33.?Police Commissioner Edwin U.
urtis issued a call late today for volunteers to take the places
of nearly 1,500 members of the Boston police force who are
expected to strike. Reports tonight stated that crooks and
gangsters of every type are known to be on their way to
Boston in expectation of a police strike.
London, Aug. 33.?Three hundred soldiers from the
Gloucester and Warwich regiments, who mutinied last night
in Southampton and refused to re-embark for France, because
they claimed the government intended to send them to Russia,
weie surrounded in a park this morning by armed troops and
taken to a camp where ringleaders are being hunted out.
WOMAN, AT 84,
TOILS FOR S729
Other Distressing Stories
Disclosed by Reclassifi
cation Commission.
A woman M years old. with forty
nine years in the government serv
ice. receiving a year as an as
sistant messenger, b only one rc
Trettable story concealed in a mass
statistics turned over yesterday to
th^ Senate Committee on Education
and I.abor considering the Nolan
minimum wage bill.
The Joint Congressional Committee
r?n th^ Reclassification of Salaries re
ported the woman's case. She re
ceived $4;2 a year to start.
Another interesting ease is that of
a clerk having supervisory responsi
bility, 7^. years old. who entered the
service fortv-one years a so at a
year and now is receiving Sl.w a
year.
? nmmlMion (iivfa Ficarm.
More than 27.000 employes of the
F-<Kieral and District governments. IS
years and over, receive less than
Si 1-2 cents an hour. $1,080 a year, ex
clusive of bonus, according to figures
compiled by the commission. The 27,
C*0 employes comprise 2K per cent ot*
the 1<M.OOO whos?? positions are under
the jurisdiction of the Ftcclassifica
tion Commission.
It is calculated that their annual
earnings arc less by J."-.271.00o than
they would be if the minimunt wage
bill were in effect.
The occupation having the largest
number of low-paid employes, or
over, is laborers. S..VW) Some of the
other occupations having large num
bers among low-paid employes are
as follows: Clerks, f*.000; charwomen.
?.?*?; messengers. 2.200; watchmen.
I.?U; printers and helpers. 1.J00; and
stenographers and typists, 1.000.
The department having the largest
number of these employes i s the
Treasury Department, with 10,758 for
all its bureaus and divisions. This
includes 4.7fi*> in the Bureau of En
graving and Printing.
Air Smuggler Caught
At Canadian Border
Buffalo. N. V.. Aug. 23.?Perhaps
the first seizure on a charge of the
smuggling through the air in the
United States was made here to
day when Collector of Customs Da
vidson ordered a Canadian plane
that was forced down near the
Amherst estates last night seized.
The plane was flying from Toron
to to Gloucester. It will be held
until the duty is paid.
Cow Chews Cud
Of Government's
Gunpowder, Alas!
The House one day next week
will go into the committee of the
whole to consider a claim for a
dead cow.
The cow died fifteen months
ago in Skamania County, Wash
after eating gunpowder left in
a rusty can by United States
forest rangers. It was owned by
E. Willard. rancher.
The House Committee on
Claims recommended the award
be $60
If the bill is considered favor
ably it will come out on the
House floor for passage. Then it
I must go to the Senate and finally
be signed by the President
HERO OF GETTYSBURG
DIES IN KENTUCKY
Louisville, Ky., Aug. 23.?Lieut. Col.
Andrew Cowan, 7S, hero of the civil
war. died at his home here today fol
lowing a Ion? illness.
I Col. Cowan commanded the Union
battery placed near the "clump of
! trees.** which Gen. Tickett charged at
a critical point in the Kattle of Get
tysburg. He was sponsor for the
movement resulting in the joint re
! union of <he Blue arid Gray at Get
| tysDurg on the fiftieth anniversary cf
; the battle.
HOOP SKIRT ARRIVES;
FROM INDIANA, TOO!
T A now "hoop-skirt" made its how
1 to Washington in Peacock Alley or
{the New Willard Hotel night.
i A demure miss from Indiana, who
i introduced it. strolled through the
alley at the. dinner hour and caused
considerable stretching of necks.
The new creation consists of a se
I ries of wire hoops, extending down
from the young lady's knees. It is
' made from fluffy pink silk or crepe,
and. girls?it is diaphanous!
Beach Waiter Drowns
Seeking to Save Girl
Asbury Park, N. J.. Aug. 23.?Hear
j ing two girls call from the water for
j help. Henry Dtnekamp, 3S years old,
? waiter in the Deal Inn, Deal, swam to
! their rescued Just as he reached
them he sank, then rose to the sur
face, threw up his hands and sank
i again. The girls, Ruth Dubois and
| May Carton, both of Asbury Park, re
' covered their nerve at his distress
j and tried t6 save him.
' Ridgeway Pyott, a life guard,
: reached the water just as he disap
| peared and brought him ashore, but
i he was dead. Physicians said he had
overexerted himself, and death had
| been caused by heart failure. The
! girls came in unaided.
PAYING TELLER
ADMITS AIDING
LOOT OF BANK
1 Elvvood H. Strang Confesses
Part in Wrecking of
North Penn.
BOASTS HE 'FLEW HIGH'
Seventh Arrest in Case.
Women Denounce Him
As Wife-Beatar.
Philadelphia, Aug. 23. ? Klwood H.
Strang, paying teller and "Mystery
Man" of the North Penn Bank, has
confessed. He has told "all he knows"
about the loot.ng of the State insti
tution.
He broke down this afteYiioon and
revealed details of the wrecking of
the North Penn which had hitherto
baffled the investigator?.
Chipper, when he was caught in
New York while trying to sell his
plum-colored motor car to raise funds
to leave the country, then Jokmg'Vith
the detectives on the train ride to this
city to face a charge of embezzle
ment. tho Man with the Golden
I Touch" changed his tune after arriv
ing here an?l being confronted with
the evidence against him.
"I feel better than I have for weeks,
but I w.sh I could have kept a date I
made with a pippin brunette for to
night." was his unconcerted comment
when tbe detectives caught up with
j him in New York.
$360,000 Overdrafts Found,
j Allowed a f,,vv hours for sleep after
his first examination on arriving here,
he was then taken to the office of the
I>.strict Attorney's detectives and
again quizzed relative to the cheeks
for 360.000, largely representing over
drafts on the bank, which were found
in hi* possession when he was ar
rested.
CONTINUED ON PAGC TWO
PRINCE GALLS '
! SHIP 'WAR BABY'
I
Heir to British Crown Talks'
1 Slang and Discusses Com- !
ing Visit to New York.
Quebec. Aug. ll.-The Prince ot j
Wales is "looking forward very much ;
to his visit to the t'nited States," he ,
said today.
The prince said he would board the
super-l>read nought Renown at New
York, embarking for home from that
J port. His time in the I'nited States!
will be so limited, he said, that he.
can not yet say what his itinerary
would be.
The prince referred to the Renown j
as the "greatest warship afloat," but j
declared it w ill be outclassed in two !
months by the launching of another j
"war baby." the term he used to1
describe the new vessels laid down!
during the war.
The prince will leave for Toronto
tomorrow.
HEARTS TOUCHED BY NEED OF
GIRL WHO MUST FIGHT DEATH
|Checks and Money Coming in to Take Her to
Arizona, Where Doctors Say She Will
Regain Health.
Sympathy for the young woman
who must go to Arizona that her life
may be saved is being substantially
expressed by checks and currency re
ceived by the editor of The Washing
ton Herald.
Contributions, including the amount
raised by her immediate friends, up to
last night amounted to about one-halt
the sum she should have before start
ing alone for the Western State, the
i pure air of which physicians say is
j necessary to save her life and return
! her to health.
In order that she may leave as
I quickly as possible it is hoped that
j the necessary amount may be received
within the next two days.* Already
she is making plans to leave, the
hardest of which are to break home
ties. But the young woman, a steno
[ grapher. who worked until it was no
longer possible for her to remain at
I her desk, realizes that giving up home
associations is one of the sacrifices
she must make, is filled with courage
to make the great fight against dis
ease. The gratitude she feels for tho
efforts being made in her behalf is
in itself a stimulant.
j The Herald will, on Tuesday. ac
knowledge all the individual contri
buttons, where names are given. Many
art' rontributing without giving names.
However, one contribution calls for
immediate recognition on account of
its pathos. A group of boys and girls
[ who style themselves the Kuclid
Street Players yesterday brought in
Jl.Go in pennies, nickels and dimes to
j The Herald office.
j "We want this to go io the young
i lady who Is sick," said the spokes
! man. "We got this money from ad
! mission paid to our plays and in
1 tended sending it to the boys out at
Walter Reed, but we know those
brave fighters would have us give it
! to the sick lady for she hasn't any
one to depend on and is going so far
away from home to fight for her life."
No check for larger amount that
came in was accompanied by finer
spirit.
The hope is held out that the af
flicted young woman may speedily re
cover once she is in Arizona where
the air is most suited for her dis
ease. The young woman 13 beloved
by all who know her for her sweet
ness of disposition and for her devo
tion to her work which she has so
reluctantly given up.
Contributions may be addressed to
to the Editor of The Herald. Names
will not be used where request for
omission is made. Any contributor
who wishes to know the name of the
afflicted young woman will be in
formed as to her identity on coming
to The Herald office..
CHARLIE'S WIFE DRAWS LINE
AT DODGING CUSTARD PIES
_T3r_T -
Chajrlie \
\3-Jplj-l\s J
To kukx<*mIIon* of frirnd* that the I haplino ?pi?rnr in the nanir
film*. >lr*. Mildred llarriM ( haplin h:im replied that *he will h?- mo*l
linpp> to do mi whrn ( linrlir reaam xlinK'nt runtnrd pirn and lirrak
ine dlnhr*. ^hr'd ralhrr lake rlianrro with him an n drumati?* a?'tor
than art h romrdlan.
AUTOIST HITS POLICE
UMBRELLA, 2 VEHICLES
i 7
Arthur J. Laufaner. TVI Ray. Va .
j was ar'fslpd by officer? of th^ Fourth
precinct and charged with colliding
| with a United Slater mail *a^on at
I Ninth and Grant place northwest,
i ."lightly damaging tho mat hine. A
[second fharpr of colliding was cu
ltured against him for knocking ov?r
the umbrella of a crossing policeman
i at Ninth and G rtre^ts northwest and
hitting an unknown machine near
j Ninth and N*?w York avenue, lie was
also charged with operating .? ma
chine while intoxicated.
! The desk sergeant at the Fourth
! released l^aufaner when h?- p it up
I collateral of fc>IO
D. C. Thousands Off
For Atlantic City.
1 Bound for Atlantic City. lunch boxes
packed with fried chicken an-] choco
! late cake, and with faces beaming in
1 anticipation of a swim in the surf,
an apparently endless stream of ex
cursionists poured through Union
j Station last night
1 Ticket sellers estimated the crowd
to be the largest sine* th?- over-Sun
| day excursions opened this summer.
I Long before midnight, when the last
j train pulled out f?ir Atlantic City,
! the 6,500 limit on tickets had been sold.
? Not only did Mr. and Mrs. Wash
ington avail themselves of the oppor
tunity for a visit to the ramous sum
mer resort, but they carried with them
the entire family.
Truck and Two Autos
Crash; Passenger Hurt
A truck, operated by Joseph Robins,
colored, 2016 I* street northwest, last
night crashed with a machine driven
by Clayton Harris, 414 Twenty-first
street northwest, and a machine oper
ated by S. E. McCaulev, Fourteenth
and W streets northwest, at Twenty
first and Virginia avenue northwest.
Joseph Messina, a passenger in the
truck received a serious scalp wound
from flying glass. He was taken to
the Emergency Hospital for treatment.
U. S. Should Fortify
Guam, Navy Men Say
The proper and necessary answer
to the taking and development of the
Caroline Islands by Japan is to pro
ceed immediately with a modern style
fortification of the American island
of Guam, according to prominent navy
officers. The subject has been dis
cussed at length by the General
Board of the navy.
The navy experts also believe that
the first thing the United States
should do is to establish the most
powerful radio service at Guam. It
is pointed out that unless the Cable
Commission should actually interfere
and take away from Japan her ex
clusive right to the four German ca
bles operating from th? Island of
Yap. cable communication could at
any time be cut off on any line which
Japan controls.
Would Raise Brussels Legation.
i The House Foreign Affairs Commit
j tee yesterday reported a bill raising
j the American Legation in Belgium to
I a full embassy. The bill has been
passed by the Senate.
MEN KILLED IN
HAMMER DUEL
Bodies of Neighbors Found
Near Signs of Brutal i
f J
Struggle.
I hiiadelphia. Miss.. A ;ig. li; - -Lous |
Burnett and John Breland. brothers-J
j in-law. arc dead tonight ;? ft? r ha\ in?
1 engaged in what appears to hav been
a battle to the death with blunt in- j
s t rumen ts. While the struggle .-o-'iiis ?
to ha\*o been seen by no on? evidence I
indicates it was bitter.
Louis Burnett loft home l?eanmr a ;
hammer, with which h'- intended to!
r? pair the fence separating his land ,
from that of his brother-in-law. |
Alarmed because of his failure to rc-j
turn after night and a rainstorm hav- j
ing come on. Mrs. Burnett sent herj
j boys with a lantern in search of th? -r
father. They heard hnn call, and j
found him standing between two large ;
oa.ks.in the thick of the wood Mr had |
i been badly beaten. A 3-inch crack at 1
I the base of the skull and a Ion*; slash
in the throat fold the story. Ho u a*
I too weak to tell the boys what had 1
j happened.
When asked if ho knew where Bro-j
land was he answered, "No. he is I
gone. to<*" IAt*-r h-^ said. "He i
cold." Before his sons could got him \
| home he had expired.
Other Ilody In Fomid.
John Ereland had loft home at 3 '
j o'clock in the afternoon with a
hammer and crowbar, also, to re
pair his fence. Ho was suspected
I of guilty knowledge of Burnett's I
death, but no search was mad.' for |
! him, as it was believed that ho had
tied. A searching party, headod by i
Justice of the Peace Louis Skinner.'
j found Breland s body, lyintr dead
i upon his crowbar. His hoad had
! been crushed by blows of a blu?t
| instrument, evidently a hammer. A
: hundred stops away from the spot
. where his body was found there
] wore signs of a terrilie struggle,
j This was but thirty feet from the
i place where Burnett had been discov
i ered.
John Breland was a small man
j and was 4 3 years old. Louis Bur
| nett weighed 200 pounds, and was
I two years older than Breland. Both
I were from good families and
i though they had had a controversy
j about cattle trespassing nearly a
1 year ago. were thought to bo on
j good terms.
Overdose of Medicine
Causes Death of Girl
j Miss Martha M. Becker. 21 years
j old. 1121 Seventh street northwest,
was found dead in her room yesterday
j by her room-mate. Miss Gladys Lind
sey. Miss Lindsey told the police her
| chum was subject to attacks of acute
indigestion and Friday night com
: plained of feeling badly.
j Coroner Nevitt last night said that
, her death came apparently from an
overdose of medicine that the young
I woman was in the habit of taking
I during her attacks of stomach trouble.
Absence of U. S. Envoys Resented.
! Berlin. Aug. 23.?Absence of Amer
ican representation on the interal-!
lied commission which is consider-j
! ing German Polish relations, leaving
I for Upper Silesia to review the situ-j
[ation there^ is resented by Poles,
f
Troopers of 7th
| Cavalry Go Over
j Line at 2 Points
Gen. Erwin Sends Soldiers in Pursuit of
Mexican Bandits Who Raided Ranches
And Stole Stock in the Vicinity of Fort
Hancock?More Troops Dispatched for
Patrol Duty on the Border.
El Paso. Texas, Aug. 23.?A second expedition of the Uruted
i States Array into Mexico within a week was sent today after horse
thieves who raided ranches and stole stock near Fort Hancock, Texas,
yesterday.
Orders from Gen. James B. Erwin, commanding the EJ Paso mili
tary district, were for the field commanders to recover the stock,
punish the bandits and return to American territory.
Part of the troopers, failing to find the trail, came back to camr
tonight.
Col. Olovrr in Command.
Co! KranriMo w Glover w<nt t<
Fa ben 5. Tcxa.s today and will di
rect the op<iationj?. Th? informa
tion pivn at military aduarters
was that this movement had no
connexion W.th the expedition into
th<"- liig FT?*n country under com
mand of Col. I^anghorne.
Gen. Erwin this eve nin^ gave -ut
the following statement.
"I was informed early thi> morn
ing bv Maj. Roff. Seventh Cavalry,
eommandtng the pord?r pair*.I in
the. LI Paso-Fort Hancock S'-? tion.
by telephone that armed M* v.cans
had stob n and driven across the
border Friday afternoon Mock br
longinK to rancher* near Fort
Hancock; th*-. he had 1 weptted
the matter, had found eonditions
a? stated, and had affidavits from
reliable citizens that the facta w. r.
as represent* d.
"I ordered him. .( absolutely
tain that th. sto, k had been >tMm
and driven a? ross the border by1
Mexicans, and the trail certain and
hot. to send our troops aft' r the
bandits, r. rover >to,k. pumsh th
bandits, nnd return t ? American
territory.
f wo I roopj* < rn?? Vlorder.
* I am notified by Major Roff that
two troops of cavalry crossed th'
border at 4 o'clock this morning to
*arr\ out the order. Col. Grnver,
chief of stafl of the district, is at
tort IIaneo?*k m ehar^e of the troops
and in touch with them."
' ?ne troop of cavalry crossed the!
Or*NTINt tr? ON PAGE TWO
ACTORS DARKEN
2 MORE SHOWS
Intimated Supreme Court
Injunction May End New
^ ork Strike.
New York. Auk'. 21-After a day of
skirmishes, the striking actors put aj
frontal offense into action tonight and !
closed up two more theaters. The lat
est to become dark are the Casino ann '
Liberty.
These two houses were tied up bv j
the walk-out of the stage hands and j
musicians.
"A Lonely Romeo" was playing at
the Casino and ' Scandals of m:?" at ?
the Libert \.
The actors' strike may be halted by j
a Supreme Court injunction, it was!
intimated today by Justice 11 end rick. I
SEEKS CITIZENSHIP
TO SAVE PROPERTY
To save hrr pnrt'oi. of millions or I
dollars invested in vineyards near !
Rhe-ims by her Herman husband. 1
from whom she weeks divorce Mrs. !
Frances Scoville-Mumm seeks citi-i
zenship in America through Congres- I
sional action.
Mrs. Mumm anil her husband sep- I
ar.ited at the beginning of th. war, !
she going to France to do war work
while h?- returned to Germany. She
was assured an income of fl.onu a I
month from the property near
Rheiraa and two-tifths ownership, but
undrr the terms of the peace treaty
France is empowered to liquidat'.*
property owned by Germans to be
applied upon the German debt to
France.
A declaration of American citizen
ship will save Mrs. Mumm's portion
of the estate from confiscation. Only
once before has Congress taken ac
tion as asked in a bill introduced by
Senator Capper yesterday.
Would Send American
Soldiers Into Silesia
Paris. Aug. 23.?The American com
mission investigating the situation in
Silesia, it was learned here today, will
request Washington for authority to
send American troops to Silesia, as
it is regarded here as certain that
the Germans will ajtree to allied oc
cupation ol the territory immediately, i
American Note to
Carranza Believed
To Have Been Sent
With tvo expeditions of
American cavalry on Mexi
can soil today, worxi was ex
pected at any time that Sec
retary of Statt Lansing's re
ply to the Mexican note of
protest had gone forward.
Reports that the answer had
already been sent could not
br venfir<i.*it the elate
partmenL
The news that the second
expedition of cavalry had
gone onto Mexican soil was
no surprise to ofticiaK hi re.
The State Department 1 ad
ad\i>cd the War Department J
that such expeditions can
cross the l>ord< r to protcct
American live* and property.
There w as a crow ins; feel
ing among officials who
learned of the new expedi
tion that the question of
such moves by the I ni*ed
States, which arc usually fol- !
lowed by Mcxtcan protects,
must be settled now unless I
the Carranza government
shows it>elf able to prevent
border raid*. 0
Otherwise, it is felt, the
constant interchange of notes*
and the publicity attendant
upon them both here and in 1
Mexico will be detrimental to
relations between this coun
try and Mexico.
That this feeling is shared
by some members ot the
Mexican Congress and Mexi
can newspapers is shown in
press dispatches arriving here.
Lansing's note, it is be
lieved here, will explain the
necessity of the American
expeditions and make known
that this country has no in
tention of abandoning them
as long as the border raids
endangering life and property
on this side ot the line con
tinue.
Accuse Clerk of Theft
From War Department
Charged with stealing from the
government. Mi? hae| T. Holohan. 6:'T
Twelfth fttceet northwest, formerly
h clerk in charge of supplies at thi
Munition* Building. ?a? arreste<l
last night by Detective Sergt. Hrad
l? v. 1 leteet ive Hradlt y naid that
Holohan had in his room a earner*
and u quantity of t-tationery owned
by the government and could not
explain h?>w the articles eame in
his* possession. Complaint was* mad*i
to the police by Capt. C$. C Weaver,
an executive officer at the Muni*
lions Building.
German Poor Eat Weeds
Writes District G?rl
How the nobility of Germany and
Austria make merry in the rummer
resort of Karlsbad, while the poor
starve in the city streets is told by
Miaa Edith Hoyt. a Bed Cross work*
er overseas, in letters to her mother.
Mrs. Charles Hoyt. 131 Twenty-first
street northwest.
"While this is going on.** she writea,
"the poor people have only nettto
soup and boiled weeds to eat Pota
toes are unknown, and the children
taint m ihe acboeLs Xor warn cl too<L**

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