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THE WEATHER V. 9. FORECAST Unsettled and slightly warmer today; fair tomorrow. Highest temperature yesterday, 81; low est, 56. THE WASHINGTON HERALD The Net Circulation of This Newspaper Yesterday Was 41,950 ? ALL THE NEWS ?all the time?telegraph, cable and Iocs' ' news?is found in The Washington Heraid ?brightly and briefly told?most up-to-the minute news pictures every day. - NO. 4689 WASHINGTON. D. C.. SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 1919. ONE CENT la W itkhlngto* find ^nfc?rW. liUrHhrrr i|<? <>?!?. D. G. PRICE LAW HEARINGS END, TO GET ACTION! Ball Declares Committee Has Enough Testimony On Food Sales. ASSURE STRINGENT LAW Rent Agents Explain Prac tices at Hearing Before Subcommittee. Chairman Ball of the Senate sub committee tnvestlgating the high coat of living in the District, yesterday announced no further hearing? will be held A maaa of testimony has been taken by the lubcommlttee during its fire weeks of hearing* on profiteering in food a tuffs and rents. The Senators now believe they are ready to frame legislation which they I believe will reduce prices. The last hearing conducts! by the subcommittee yesterday dealt with rent practices here. A cigar dealer at Thirteenth and F streets testified his rent was raised from *1*9 to 1450 a month, with a notice to vacate. Morton J. Lochs, the agent of the property, said the owner for many J montha had planned erecting a build ing on this comer, and that it was the owner's hope that the premises would be vacated. J. E. Powell, president of the F U. Smith. Company. said he believed a rent increase of 23 per cent over last year is necessary to sain a net Increase of from 8 to 9 per cent on the original investment. Powell man acres twenty apartments. Ownfr Tf?tl(lf*. T. F. Schneider, owner of the Cairo Apartments, told the subcommittee he is getting the same rent as in 1S94. He said he contemplated "small increas es" in a few apartments beginning October 1. He said he had doubled rents and brought law suits with the hope of encouraging undesirable ten ants to vacate. Among others who testified yester day were John O'Hagan. represent lusr Edward P. Schwartz. John R. Galloway, owner of The Henrietta; Mrs. A. C. Rauterberg; Margaret J. Calvin. owner of The Truxton: James I>. Hobbs, of Harry Wardman Com pany; B. E. Talbott and Myer Her man. Chairman Ball announced an exec utive session of the subcommittee for Tuesday. The committee may hold hearings on clothing prires. Ball said. PALMER NOMINATION CONFIRMED BY SENATE After a stormy executive session lasting more than two hours, the Senate late yesterday confirmed tTie nomination of A. Mitchell Palmer as Attorney General. There was no roll calL Opposition to Palmar was led by Senator Frelinghuysen. of New Jer sey. at whose Instance charges re flecting on Palmer's administration of the Allen Property Custodian's offlre were ? xanilned b> a subcom mittee of the Judiciary Committee. This committee reported unanimous ly in favor of confirmation. Galli-Curci Itemizes Hubby's Alleged Acts Chicago, III., Aug. 29.?Accusing her husband of misconduct six times between September 15 and 30. 1917, with a Melissa Brown, of Flelschmanns. N. Y.. and also with a chambermaid "of ebony color and beautiful black eyes" at Tulsa, Okla, April 20, 1917, Galli-Curci filed an amended bill in her suit for divorce against L*uigi O. Curci, her husband. Galli-Curci originally charged cruelty, and then added unfaithful ness. She states in her amended plea that she has Just come into possession of additional evidence through receiving a deposition from I Miss Brown. Escaped Insane Man Tours City on Motor Robert McChestney. s trusted in mate at St. Elisabeth** Hospital, yesterday afternoon left the hospi tal and came into the city. The police say he stole a motorcycle in the vicinity of 455 H street north ' west After a futile search by the asylum guards and the police, McChestney, bis longing fulfilled, left the motor cycle and returned to the hospital last night Police are now trying to find the vehicle, as the information cannot be obtained from McChestney. Three Mandatories Asked of U. S. Paris, Aug. 29.?Three separate American mandatories for the Near Bast, to cover Syria. Mesopotamia and Turkey, will be recommended by the American commission under Chas. R. Crane, acording to the understand ing which prevailed here today. Big Cotton Dealer Dies. Asheville, N. C.. Aug. 29.?Johan Ber net Hoist, aged 77, one of the biggest cotton dealers in Savannah and Co lumbus, Ga, died at his summer home here today. Two Transports Arrive. New York. Aug. 29.?Two trans- | >orts. the Plattshurgh and the Pan tma. docked at Brooklyn today. WIFE OF NEW MEMBER TfBS jnwG swapj:*-* Washington society has a new member in Mrs. King Swope, whose husband has just come to Congress, the first Republican to be sent to the Capital from his district in Ken tucky in twenty-three years. AMERICAN FOOD SPOILS ABROAD British Docks, Tied up By Strike, Piled High With U. S. Shipments. I>ondon. Aug. 29.?Big shipments of American food are spoiling: in British docks. I Congested because of the nation wide strike of transport workers, the docks are piled high with food shipped from New York. Boston. Bal timore and other ports of the United States. Prices here could be forced down 50 per cent if the food could be moved and sold, dealers say. Government officials are maklniA strenuous efforts to end the conges-1 tion. It is being urged that consignees be penalized for failure to remove their goods. The government's port and trans port committee has decided to ap peal to Premier LJoyd Georce to put to work all army motor rucks to move the goods and clear the docks. POINDEXTER PLEADS FOR LABOR PARLEY Senator Polndexter mad* a strong effort yesterday to get his resolu tion authorizing the President to call a conference of representatives of capital and labor, out of commit tee. The bill was drawn up wi/fc an idea of having the two classes ? confer on all matters about which disputes might arise before such matters have reaehed the stage where neither side would concede a point. Senator Kenyon. ehalrman of the Committee on Education and Labor, which hap the bill, said that in ability to obtain a quorum was the j reason of the supposed inactivity. Polndexter asked that the V b<* brought before the Senate shortf^- Tn ' th* event that the committee did not give it th^ attention that a bill . of its importance warrants. Denies Germany Has Pact With Mexicans Berlin. Ausr. 29.?"No encasements or promises, direct, indirect. ex pressed or Implied, exist between the German government and Mexico." This statement was made today by Hermann Mueller, the German for eign minister, in commenting on re cent New York dispatches telling of ??revelations'* by a certain Altendorf to the effect that the German gov ernment was still ready to keep the promise given to Carranza by Von Eckhardt. the former German minis ter to Mexico. "Moderate," Officials Say of Peace Cost Administration official? regard as moderate the 11,500. uuu which the American peace mission has spent to date tn Paris. The United States spent only about one-flfth as much as Great Britain, it is explained. Archduke Harangues Mob. Vienna, Aug. 2!>.?Archduke Joseph, recently ousted as head of the Hun garian government, re-entered the political arena yesterday, addressing several deputations of citizens in Budapest. He said Hungary would "rise from her grave" and again would occupy her former position in International affairs. Sitter See* Fratricide. Nashville. Tenn.. Aug. 29.?In the presence of his sister, C. Nelson Par rieh. 34, shot and killed his brother Jake Parrish. C. here, in a room over a local theater. Will Appeal Oil Case. Lo* Angeles, Aug. 29.?Counsel for the government indicated today It would seek an appeal from the decis ion of Federal Judge Bledsoe, which dismissed the six consolidated suits of the government involving immense oil! holdings of the, Southern Pacific Kail road. Committee Adopts Amend ment to Equalize Bal loting Powers. TWO CHANGES MADE Moses Proposal Bars Vote When Her Possessions Are In Dispute. Two im'ndmfnU to the league of j nations covenant directed against | the preponderance of voting power given to the British empire were adopted by the Senate Foreign Re lations Committee yesterday. The first amendment was that proposed by Senator Johnson, of California. providing that the' United States shall have the same! number of votes as the British I empire, both in the council and the assembly of the league. The other amendment, offered by Senator Moses of New Hampshire, provides that in any dispute in- | volving any of the possessions <>r dominions of the British empire , and any other member of the league, no part of the British em- , pire shall be permitted to cast a vote. Hm Six Vote*. Both amendments were adopted by the vote of 9 to S. Senator Mc Cumber of North Dakota voting with the Democrats, and all the other Republican members voting for th<? amendments. Great Britain has six votes in the league of nations assembly as fol lows: British Empire. Canada. Aus tralia. South Africa, New Zealand. '"commenting upon the action of the committee. Senator JJJ chairman, had this to say after the committee adjourned: "I'd like to see anyone pro on tne stump and say to the American peo | pie that the United States "hould ' not have as many ">tfs ln th* league as Great Britain if such a league is to be formed. The view generally taken by th Senators who supported the."nl'n<1i menu is that the issue will be a coxnvrEi> on pagb two SOLDIER SHOOTS SELF AS CROWD LOOKS ON Calmlyy pressing a revolver to i his breast. Private Harry S. Schutte. 23 years old, shot himself through I one lung while standing on the curb at New Tork avenue and Fif teenth street, at 6:30 o'clock last nisht. A woman screamed as the report rang out. Dinner-hour crowds lushing home slowed up as a group collected about the unconscious | figure of the soldier. An ambulancc took the soldier to Rmergency Hos 1 pital. where it was said he may not ; recover. i "The people who know me know why I committed this terrible deed.' j read a not*1 found in the pocket of Schutte, whose home was ln Balti I more before h* joined Company A. | Fourteenth Machine Gun Battalion. I "It in a pity the Germans did not j do what I am about to do. May t God forgive me." Asks Wilson to Stop Attacks on Negroes New Tork. Aug. 29.- In the name of 12.000.000 negroes of the United States, the National Association tor the Advancement of Colored People respectfully inquires how long the Federal government under your ad ministration intends to tolerate an archy in the United States." This was the opening sentence of a I telegram sent to President Wilson to day by Mary White Ovington. chair man. The telegram cites the recent attack on John R. Shilladay in Aus I tin. Tex., and the lynching of a negro I in Georgia yesterday. Coait Strike Caring. San Francisco. Aug. 29.?Sail Francisco railroad yardmen returned to work today, clearing the San | Francisco Bay district of railroad strike troubles. It was believed the i ultimatums of Rail Director Hines I and of the brotherhood chiefs nam ling tomorrow morning as the time ! when the government, aided by the | brotherhoods, would operate the (trains, would entirely break the | strike. Egypt Buyi U. S. Locomotive!. New Tork. Aug. 29.?The Danish and Egyptian governments, it was announced here today, each have placed orders for fifty railroad en gines with the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia. "Uprising" Cauiei Lynching. Dublin. Ga., Aug. 20.?A rumored "negro uprising" set for thirty days hence was the motive given today by officials for the lynching of Eli Cooper, negro, at Cadwell, near here early yesterday. Steamships Collide. New York. Aug. 29?Thle Munaires. a 3.750-ton freighter of the Munson Steamship Line, was badly damaged in a collision early today with the British freighter Hortensius in the j Ambrose channel. JOY RIDING WOODEN CARS IN! SERVICE TODAY: Despite Fatal Wreck Old Coaches Likely to Be Used for Outing. Tn sp.te of wide-spread criticism of! the continued Use of wooden coaches : in tb^ excursion trains run in flections | between Washington and Atlantic City. ' l It was learned at I'nfon Station last' night that such coaches will be again ? pressed into service for the Atlantic City excursion today if the supply of i steel cars proves inadequate. The' storm of protests against this practice l was aroused by the wreck of the] Washington-Atlantic City excursion i train at Elwood, X. J., last Sunday. j when one passenger was killed and twenty-two injured, as wooden cars j were telescoped. The traffic on the railroads during the week before and the week follow- ; ing l^abor Day. always heavy, prom iFes to be record-breaking this year. : officials say, the increase having al- i ready begun. Yesterday it was neces-1 sary to put into service practically every sleeping car available, and train men say that if the supply of steel coaches will not accommodate the de mands. wooden cars will again be used. One Crank Sends Taft 1,825 Ragtime Letters Long Beach. Cal.. Aug. 29.?Hav ing received 1,825 letters in five years from a resident of this place whose writing was so poor the let ters could not be read. former President Taft has asked Walter J. Desmond, postmaster here, to find the anonymous correspondent and learn what it is all about. Kach letter covers six closely written sheets. The opening lines always are: "Full many a gem of purest ray serene. The dark unfathonied caves of ocean bear.'* It's Terrible!! | Even President Is Underpaid President Wilson. Vice President Marshall and the Cabinet member? are vastly underpaid. Their sal aries. in fact, should be doubled? According- to Rear Admiral T. J. Cowic. director of th^ Navy I-iberty' Lnan campaign, who last night is sued a statement commentinK on the pay of government officials and | describing a bill he will present to I I Congress that would give increases ! in pay to all members of the armed | services. The pay of Senators and Repre-! i s^ntatives should be incroas^d 60 ! per cent. Admiral Oowie declared. "Legislative difficulties present | themselves aeainst including all in creases in one bill." said the navy veteran. "Hence T am confining my i 'efforts to what properly may be j 'called the defensive branches of the i I government." I'ay of men in the armed serv I ices should be raised commensurate I with the cost of living. Admiral j Cowie said. Fined $5 for Slapping Her Neighbor's Child] Mm. Fannie Marshall appeared in | . uolice court yesterday with her two j small children, charged with as j saulting the small son of Theodore Johnson. "I didn't assault the child." she declared. Just 'corrected' him be cause he hit my girl." Asked in what manner she "cor rected" her neighbor's little one. she | explained that she slapped its face. She was fined $T.f paid by her hus band. Reward for Missing Negroes. Five dollars reward was offered last night for the return of David Booker, j a 13-year-old negro, who has been missing from his home. 1104 Shep herd court northwest, since August 22. The Sunday ^ Cents Washington a Herald c?py More Exclusive Features Than Any Other Washington Paper Potash & Perlmutter, Premier of all Humorous Features; Balderston's Review of World Events; Mclntyre's New York Letter; Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn Comics; Cleverest News of Society; Complete Sporting News; Latest Pictures, and ail the World and Home News. The Washington Herald Is the Best Sunday Bargain POTOMAC BUOY UPSETS PLANE Lieut., Wife and Daughter, Plunged In Water, Are Saved By Boat. A thrilling escape from death by injruy and drowning' wa? the experi ence of Lieut. H. Z. Bngert. former army flyer, and his wife and young daughter late yesterday afternoon when a hvdrolpane. piloted and own ed by Bogert, struck a buov In the Potomac River, opposite Potomac Park, and turned turtle, throwing the occupanta Into the water. Each managed to pet a hold on the half-submerged machine. They were rescued after about ten minutes j in the water by a passing launch j of the government engineering serv- i ice. The lower wing of the machine whs smashed. The accident occurred while Bogert was attempting to ef- ; feet a rise from the water after sev eral unsuccessful efforts, the machine failing to clear the buoy. The machine was beached ot o point on the Virgin! shore near a field from which Bogert starts the re- , cently inaugurated to-Alexandria and-retum flights, with public pas sengers. Belasco Actors Depart For Broadway Today Striking actors of the "Up From Nowhere" company at the Belasco Theater, who, with the musicians and 1 stage hands, walked out just at cur tain time Thursday night, will return to New York early this afternoon un less a settlement of the general strike! I is reached. This announcement was! j made last night by Norman Trevor. I j leading man of the company. "Our strike." Mr. Trevor said lastJ } night, "although called only in sym ; pathy with that of the musicians and stage hands, with whose unions we ? are affiliated under the American Fed eration of I^abor, cannot end until the 1 general strike against the producing managers is settled. So there is little; i point in our remaining in Washing-! 1 ton." Assistant Treasurer Middleton. ot j the Belasco. said last night that the management has no further informa tion concerning the progress of the strike, and that they are not ready to ! say whether or not the theater will j be opened for next week's bill, a mu sical comedy called "Fifty-Fifty, j Ltd." The Belasco ia the only theater In I Washington whose management is af- , filiated with the Producing Managers' Association, against which the general strike is directed. Dillingham Quits the 'Hip.' New York. Aug. 29.?Charles Dil- ! lingham, manager of the Hippo-! drome, sent his resignation to the! owners of that property today In or- ; der that he might not be the ob-1 stacle in the way of keeping 1.500 persons out of work. Players at the j theater walked out last night. Foch Lauds British. Ijondon. Aug 29 ?The speedy con clusion of the war. Marshal Foch declared today in a personaJ letter to Parliament, was due to the sus tained determination of the British. I particularly in the powerful assist ance given in the transport of the , American divisions. President May Ask E. H. Gary to Hear jU. S. Steel Workers Gompers Accompanies Delegation of Union Officials to the White House, Where Con ference Was Held on Refusal of Steel Cor poration to Deal with Its Men on Wages. Steel worker? were confident last night, after a conference at the White House, of obtaining the President'! aid in getting their demands before officials of the United States Steel Corporation, who have stead fastly refused to give the men a hearing. Through the efforts of Samuel Gompers. president of the Ameri can Federation of Labor, the committee representing the employes of the United States Steel Corporation, headed by John Fitzpatrick, ob tained the conference with the President. Oompers declined to give a state-? ment after the conference, but th?' Lttitude of members of the committee implied that the President will com munlcate with Judge Elt>ert H. Gary, chairman of the finance committee of Steel Corporation Detail, of the attempt- of the com mittee to obtain a hearing from Judge Gary were presented to the President by the committee, which has been In struct^ to set a strike date f the officials decline further to meet the men for a discussion of betterment of working conditions. Charge r?lon Men nUmUaeH The committee told the PnMldent 'hat 24 international labor orpunta tions were represented hy the local* Which have been r.rmed of employe. Of the Steel Corporation, and *h.<h the Steel Corporation has refused to recognize. They also charred that the Sie?] Corporation is discriminating againat employes who have Joined the labor unions, and that wholesale diachargea of union men are being made by the steel companies. The committee also described >n de tail the "miserable working and living conditions ' of the steel workers, ana appealed to the President to exert h:i Influence to prepare the way for Riv ing Justice to the men. President Gomper.. and the mem-, bers of the executive council spent the greater part of the day In ex-| ecutive session going over the im-' mediate matters for their considera tion. One of the questions ? whether or not they will endorse the Plumb plan for disposing of the rail- ? roads. Advocates or the Plum plan protest that they have no fe,r of the ultimate decision of the execu tive council Railroad Men Knelt. At the Vnited State Uallrosd \1 ministration it was ??,d th?, r,i. rector General H,n?, had nothing to add to his order issued last night to the Striker, in California. Vevada and Arizona to return to work Sat urday mo-nnc under penalty of dis missal. According to report, re ceived herr I be men arc alreadj turnintr to work. Railroad labor leadrrs here pn n' ed out yesterday that Director G n eral Hinps- order to the to . back to their Jobs was . natu-,1 de\ elopment of th- situation Jewell of ,h? Ra|Iw.BV Kmplo>es nepsrtment repeated that no statement regarding tne shopmen s vote on President s W1 "011 S Offer of a 4-cent raise woul? be mide until the compiet- pol, 1. taken. He denied that the letter str'.L'V *|,?Pmon "rcing that no strike be called for at least nin.r. fro^ i? "/ "r'sln in Instructions from Presiiert Gomprs. Government Undersells Chicago Sugar Dealers Chicago. Aug. ?.-1vfth livestock and produce prices on the down K,ade ln wholesale markets, governr.n nt offi cials today planned action to force correspond ins: reductions hy retailers. ederal authorities announced 4?'im pounds of sugar seized Isst week will he on sale to the public at 104 rents a pound, cent under the retail market price. Shall U. S. Bom the World? New York. Aug ' Shall America Boss the WorldT" is the slogan being used in a cam paign throughout England to stir UP British ill-feeling agains" 7h. Lnlted States, it was declared todav by army officers who returned on the transport Plattsburg. An ami-, American magazine is blamed. Redi Mcllify China. London. Aug. 28.-The Bolshevik for I w!^l?in'Ster' occordInP to an official wireless announcement from Moscow , 1. POtP '"fortnlng China ! that the Bolsheviki have annulled Kussia s secret treaties and cancelled the Boxer indemnity which China owed to the old Russian regime. Chilians Protest High Prices. j Santiago, Chile, Aug. 29 -As a pro | test against the hijrh cost of livinc ,a general strike will take effect i throughout Chile tomorrow, accord-, jnsr to the decision made hv labor leaders tonipht. All classes of work ers. it was said, will be affected by the order. British Bombard Reds' Fortress. Heisingfors. Aug. 25?British war ships and airplanes bombarded Kron stadt. the Rolshevik forties in the Ba4tic. for two bours Wednosdnv se tting to a dispatch toda> from v iborg. IN STEEL WAGE FIGHT The leader* of the opposine atd?s in th* ne\c waci- rotitrcvprv arisme in flie ?t**e1 industry aif Klben T1 Gary, above, chairman of the h. ;i ? ?1 of directors of the United State- steel Corporation, and John Fitrpatrick. chairman of the Chi cago Federation of l^ahor. Gary ha# ""?fused to d<PHl?f "any matter* re iHtTntr to c mplo>o?" with labor union representative*. a^ had been the suggestion of Fitrpatrick for the steel workers. Refuse Station Brings Protest from Citizens Trinidad H f 1 r.en ?' Association. <*f Northeast Washington. organized to ficht for the removji' of the refuse sta tion near Benning. held a rousing meet ing last nipht a' Northeast Temple. The orranidation boasts of !V*' mem bers. though only a few weeks oki. A committee appointed last night to wait on member? of Congress, who are pressing a hill which would remove the refuse station. The com m.ttee membera are T~?r. Pereival Hall, of Gallaudet College. J P. Rosa*r. W. McCathran. Thomaa J Mc Quade and B W. Waldron H. West. .V W. Johnson and O. W Fdwarda were appointed h committee to urjre the Police Pepar*ment to fur nish more protection. Fishermen Save Woman. Thi-ee Companions Drown fNew Haven. Auc T* Mystery mtxr rounda the identity of three persona, two women ar.d a man. drowned her* late today, in l?nc Island Round. Only one of a party of four canoeist*. Mrs. Gus Go#?bel. of New Haven, waa rescued by three flshermen. The man has been identified ** John Kn.cht, a railway cleric, who was spending his vacation at one of the sound resorts. * To Return Hun Prisoner*. Paris, Aug:. 29?The allies will not wait for the ratification of the paa.ce treaty to bepn the repatriation of Oar man prisoners, it was decided by the Supreme Council of the Peace Confer ence today. Pittsburgh Strike Off. Pittsburgh, Aug. 29.?Normal electric car service was resumed here today, the striking car men having voted to accept the War Labor Board's award j of an increase of 6 cent* an hoar. Vanderbilt Cub Reporter. New York. Auc. 29.?Cornello# Vanderbilt, jr., heir to many mil lions, popular in society, is a ^ill fledged cub reporter on a New York morning newspaper. He "pulls down" |25 a week. Fire Rare* Wood Sbeds. Fire of mysterious origin in wood sheda in the rear of residence* on j M street aouthweat. between Third and Fourth streets, laat n ght did , damage estimated at $1,000.