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r. i. roucuT Fair today and probably Thursday. Highest temperature yesterday, 76; low est. 58. THE WASHINGTON HERALD The Net Circulation - of This Newspaper Yesterday Was 40,922 ~ ALL THE NEWS ?d the tin lahgiafJi. cabU aad local mwi?? found ta Tbe Washington Herald ?brighdy and briefly told?amt up to tba minute newt pictures every day. NO. 4693 WASHINGTON. D. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3. 1919. ONE CENT g-^SSilS: Policemen to Defy City Commissioners gJitimatum Declaring that Union Members Of the Force Will Be Discharged After Sunday Stirs Organization Leaders to Fighting Pitch?Meeting Saturday Night. The Washington Policemen's Union last night was summoning very power that could be brought to bear to fight the decree of the district Commissioners, made yesterday, that the union most sever con ?ction with the American Federation of Labor by next Sunday mid ight or suffer the penalty of a wholesale dismissal of its members rom the force. That the policemen do not intend to be bluffed out of their d? ermination was strongly indicated last night. They feel they have the ?resident and organized labor on their side, and the autocratic action f the Commissioners served only to intensify the men in their move lent Meeting Saturday Mght. 4 L. E. Draeger. president pro-tera uf the union, announced last night pat a meeting will be held Satur lay night, about twenty-^our hours iefore the. Commissibners' ultlma Um expires, when it is believed he men will declare their Intention t sticking to tho union. President Draeger issued the fol iwing statement last night giving rasons why the policemen are or lanixing: Present nagrs: 9110 a month for flr*t three yearn, including bonuc basic pay for thrnc three yearn. 1120 a month f?r fourth to eighth j ear*. iacluding bonai; kulc pay $10? for these four year*. * 1 ::i> a month after eighth year, ineladins: bonus: basic pay |110 a month. For the llr*t grade these wage* are equal only to what S55 would buy in 1914; WO a month In 1014 for the second grade. and to 965 a month for the highest grade. On these wastes the police must buy their own winter and Nomnef uniform*. which at present prices are $27.5? for summer and 507.."SO for winter, and they mu*t support their families. Washington is now one o/ the most expensive citivs In the world to live In. On these *lender waxes they work *e\cn days a week of flfty-six hour* on street duty and ten or twelve hours on re serve?a H?;-huiir week with no ?unda>* off. \ vacation of twenty da>s a jear is all they The Washinston police nrc unionizing for the standard 4S bour week of union lubor throughout the country. They want the three grades puld gl.SOt)?equal in buying power to but SIMNI tour j ears ago; after tbn-e years* serv fce?cqii;*; to but *95? four year* igo, and eqnal to but SI.?M?? four years ago. for service after the eighth year. They do not want the bonus system continued because under present condition* it may be cut off at any time. The wages which they a??k nre not a* ?ood. when mca* ured in hn^inc power, a* what they got in 1014. Washington's citizens in general, t appear*'! I*>t night, were look ng unfavorably on the Commis aoners* decree. It was given an Aring at o meeting of the Columbia leights Citizens' Associaton and a CONTINTBD ON" PACK TWO. /IURDERS HER CALLER AND KILLS HERSELF fhicago. Sept. 2.?A coroner's jury ?renounced the deaths of Charles T\. tichards and Mis* Marie Meyers a aurder and a suicide caused by a ?mental disturbance" on the part of liss Meyers, who shot her employer jid then turned the revolver on her elf in her room. The old. oM story of ? triangle ?? mid in a diary found in the* girl's ?ooms. She had sone rather thor oughly into it. ns though preparing a tase for herself in advance of what- j jver she intended doinz. In this diary was kept the telephone lumber of every woman Richards haa ; Received calls from and who was un-, mown to the woman. Names of worn- i m. where he went, things he said, all minute records of petty things, went j rto the diary. On the evening of the tragedy, ex ireising the privileges oC their friend- ( ihip of eighteen years. Richards was isked to come to the Meyers woman's ipartment. She said she wanted him| ? repair a leaky water pipe. At 3; U m. neighbor? heard a tune on the j nechanical piano. ' Till We Meet j kgain." Somewhat later there were wo shots. i While the police are puzzling over lie murder and suicide. Mrs. Mary U Richards, the widow, is prostrated it her home. She said Richards' in rrest in the girl was only that of a ?enef actor. J. S. W. V. Protest Denial Of One-Cent Fare Rate An indignation meeting to protest tgainst the decision of Attorney Gen tral Palmer, excluding the United '?panish War Veterans from classiflca ion as a scmimilitary organization, ras held in perpetual Hall last night rv members of the General Nelson A. j files Camp of the association. The decision of the attorney general j prevents members of this organization i rom participating in the privilege of I i?;nt-a-mile transportation to conven- j Ions, with leave in the case of gov imment employe?. This privilege is, locorded to members of the Grand1 irmy of the Republic and of the Con-, federate Veterans' Association. Commander James B. Carver presid ?J. C. S. Close, a camp officer, was he principal speaker protesting gainst the action of the attorney] DECIDES LABOR PARLEY MAKEUP President to Mail Invita tions Today for "Round Table" Talk in Oct. j President "Wilson has compiled a list of those he will invite to the round table conference between cap ital and labor and will send out Invi tations before he starts ?n his trip to day it was learned last night. The conference will be held In, Washington under direction of the President some time in October. Farmers aro Included in the list along with representatives of labor and capital. It was said at the White House an efTort will be made to In clude In the conference representa tives of all agencies of production. The right to organize and bar sain collectively with respect to wages and worlflng conditions will be the principal point organized labor will present at the Industrial conference, leaders are agreed. Labor leaders feel they will have the President with them in this demand. "We'll indorse the conference plan if it gives us the right to discuss better I working conditions and wage Increases | with officials of the poetofflce." said | I'resident Gilbert M. Hyatt, of the Postoffico Clerks' Union. ' It is just what the steel workers arc contending for," said James Eagan, | editor of the Weekly News Letter ef | the A. F. of U | Granting of the proposal by repre ] sentatives of the employers will bring quick action and agreement at the conference, labor leaders said. Some favor having organized labor make granting the demand a condi tion on its participation in the confer ence. Most leaders, however, believe the demand should be put forth after the conference convenes. J^eaders plan to begin soon a series of formal conferences at which other points in their program will be framed. lx>cal leaders may be called to attend the conferences from all parts of the United States. "Smiling Charley" Kited Checks for $750,000 Philadelphia. Sept. 2.?Charles A. Ambler, former State insurance commissioner. ??kited" checks ag gregating $750,000, through the wrecked North Penn Bank. This wildcat finance was carried on in the relatively short period from March. iyi9. until last July IS. when the. bank was closed witli an estimated shortage of *2,144,000. "Smiling Charlie." as the defend ant is known in political circles through thr State, appeared Jaunty as he sat in the prisoner's dock in Central Station. Prize for Best Potatoes. Trenton, X. J., Sept. 2.?A series of prizes for the best potatoes j grown in New Jersey during the I present year will be offered by the ' State Potato Association, it was an-i nounced today. The offer will be I made to stimulate the growing of! fine potatoes. President Will Review Fleet Seattle. Wash.. Sept. 2.?Secretary Daniels, for President 'Wilson, to day accepted Seattle's Invitation to review the Pacific fleet here from the decks of the historic battleship Oregon at 4- p. m. Saturday "My Boyhood In China" An intimate revelation of China s heart and home life by Moon Kwan, the young 0. Henry of China. First Chapter J On Page 7 Today ANTI-RENT HOG BILL WILL ALSO INDOCE BUILDING Senator Ball Frames Meas ure Designed to Correct Housing Muddle. WOULD BEFA? TO All Three Man Commission Ap pointed by President to Be Arbiter. A tentative bill, which. If enacted ' would not only curb rent proflteer but also encourage building in the District. has been drafted by Chair j man Ball, of the Senate ?ubcommlt 1 tee Investigating the hl?h cost of llv Ins In the District. It would permit a ' ,,ront of from 7 to 10 per cent j Chairman Ball outlined this tenta bill to Bates Warren, a proml [ "ent Wash'ngton lawyer, who testl | fled at an Informal hearing of the sub committee yesterday afternoon. Mr. Warren (old Senator Ball he believed | he had hit upon the correct solution of the lamentable housing situation j here. Thrrr on CoMalM|9l| j Chairman Half, bill provides for a commission of three men selected by the President to pas, on all rent and realty troubles. One of these men would be appointed at large, another from a list of nve names furnished by the Washington Real Estate Brokers' Association and the third from a list of Ave names furnished by the citi zens' associations In this city. With this commission would sit the District assessor as ex-ofllclo member, ^-letting would not be permitted if the subcommittee's bill is made law except When It Is entirely satisfactory to the owner, of the property que>. Ion. Any surplus gained from sub letting property would be turned over to the actual owner. Chairman Ball makes lt pU)n ^ If the bUl I, passed It will make the Sauisbury resolution Inoperative, but 'hat the Saulsbury act will not be wiped out until some substitute legis lation has been put on record. Must Stimulate Bulldlag. j "There will be no relief of the pres | ent situation." Ball point, out. "unless . we stimulate building; and we cannot Stlmulau, building If we recommend a hard and fast piece of legislation. | Legislation will not Increase build ing space and for that reason we I must get legislation that will guar , antee adequate return for owners and | encourage them to put up more houses and apartment buildings." j Senator Ball, after hearing Percy H I Kussell. owner of the Newport Apart- i [ments. announced that hearings are ; closed for the present. It Is probable , that they will be re-opened In a week j or two for testimony on the high cost I I of Clothe* and shoes HEAVY TARIFF ON MP GOODS iCheap Labor in Orient! j Leads to House Pro tective Measure. The House yesterday by a strict! Party vote passed a high protec tHe tariff on pearl buttons, on the! grounds that the Japanese Industry ' with its cheap labor, has virtually j Put American manufacturers out of the market. tariff* wJ,',JnCreas" the Pre?ent! ^Zn7hlZu?T^T? ?! vide TeUc'fV' "Pectedl'o pro! i tones, which RepresentaUve^Gnecn I d.:^ or^du^-for^^n^ tofn.th;ro,mr?ap,anP?,tat,0nS LAD, 12, BRUTALLY BEATEN BY^NEGROES | Members of the Columbia Country Club last night were aroused over the! attack early yesterday evening by a i sroup of negroes on 12-year-old Don ald Salkell, popular little caddy at the club, and the robbery of his entire' last week's earnings while the lad was j hiking along the road In Chevy Chase ! near the District Line, to hi, home at 597 Columbia road. He was beaten unmercifully about I the head and left lying unconscious' In the road. After a while, according to the little fellow's story, he picked himself up and walked to a garage several blocks away for assistance. A mechanic accompanied him to a trough at Chevy Chase Circle and bathed his wounds, after which he I was able to continue on home. I The boy said he recognized one of | ? his assailants as a caddy of the! Chevy Chase club. I Austria Gets Final Term. Paris, Sept. S.?The Austrian dele gation was handed the remaining pro visions of the peace treaty this after noon. Chancellor Renner will leave at once for Vienna to lay the treaty be ier* Um Mtlonal aiMmblj. PRETTIEST DELEGATE TO THE POSTAL CONVENTION A WASHINGTON MISS j MISS FRIEDA M. BAUER. Miss Frieda M. Bauer, recently voted the nation's "prettiest postal employe," is a delegate in attendance at the convention of postal employes now in session at the New Ebbitt Hotel. Miss Bauer is second vice president of the Washington local of the Na tional Federation of Postal Employes. If you have ever called up the city postofficc, next the Union Station, you have probably talked to her, for she is directory clerk at the inquiry section of that office. She lives at 437 Fourteenth street southeast. CALLS BURLESON POLICY BRUTAL Railway Mai! Clerks' Head Assails Retention of , Postmaster General. President Wilson was criticized at ' the annual convention of postal em- ; J ployes here yesterday for allowing | Postmaster General Burleson to oon ? tinue In office. Edward Ryan, pres- j i ident of the Railway Mail Clerks' As- j Bociation, was the critic. | After characterzing the treatment , of postal clerks, mail and railway, j 1 throughout the service as "brutal," . Ryan declared: "The President's attention has been , called to these conditions. The day I Is coming when right will prevail and j when Postmaster General Burleson j will be gone and forgotten. The day J has gone by when any official can 1 dictate to any great mass of govern- j ment employes. The most outstand- j Ing of all silly conditions that exist ! today is that such a man as Post master General Burleson should re- i main in office." The delegates greeted his speech with great applause. Senator Poindexter. W. D. Brown, editor of the R. F. D. News, and ; John J. Manning, of the American | Federation of Labor, also addressed j the meeting. Brown declared In fa vor of the restoration of the 3-cent j stamp, saying that the additional revenue derived from it was neces sary to give postal employes an in crease in salary. Senator Poindexter spoke in favor of the merit system. "Time after time," he said, "I have ! brought this matter before Congress, but they have rrot heeded it." The meeting to be held at 1Q:30 a. m. today by the convention of i Federal Postal Employes now in session at the New Ebbitt Hotel, will probably take place behind closed doors. This was the intima tion made by Thomas F. Flaherty, secretary of the organization, who said that he preferred not to make I public the matters to be brought up j for discussion at the meeting. Unskilled Labor Better Paid Than Letter Carriers Philadelphia, Sept. 2.?That letter | carriers are justified In their de mands for an increase In salary' was stated by Representa>*ve Henry | M. Goldfogle, of New York, before | th% convention of the National As sociation of Letter Carriers. Unskilled laborers receive better I pay for their work than experi-1 enced letter carriers, he declared. Insurgent Miners Lose. St. Louis, Sept. 2.?The insurgent | movement among Illinois'miners has j lost, according to David Reid, cha r- j man of the insurgents' "State policy j committee. Collapse of the strike movement was caused by lack of sup port, Reid said. ? i GUN-RUNNING SCARE CONTINUES IN IRELAND s ?? ? - ? Dublin, Sept. 2.?The gun-running "scare" continues. Admiralty vessel# in the Dublin harbor "arrested" five more ships today suspected of com plicity in the reported plot to supi^y the Sinn Feiners with large quantitiea of arms and ammunition. These ves sels are now being searched. Officials at various ports have sent word that they believe they have se cured vessels which are loaded with munitions. NEGRO, FUGITIVE FOR SIX YEARS, ARRESTED I Henry Dawson and Irving Thomas, also called "Dirk," both colored, were arrested by Headquarters Detective Becklev in Atlantic City and brought to Washington. A charge of attempt ing to kill was laid against each. I Dawson is accused of having wounded James McKinley Jones, col ! ored, 17211-2 Seventh street north west, with a knife on the night of February 21, 1913. at Seventh street and Florida avenue northwest. Jones, whose leg was amputated as a result of the wounds he received six years ago, yesterday identified Dawson as< the man who had attempted to kill him. police say. * Thomas was arrested In connection with the shooting of Columbus Goins, colored, 413 Ridge street northwest, on August 19, 1915. I Thomas was arrested, like Dawson. ' in a railroad station by Beck ley. He was put under $300 bond, which he ! failed to pay, and was sent to Join Dawson in the jail. | Both Thomas and Dawson, unable I to furnish high bail bonds, are held I in Jail to await grand jury action. i 500 Homeless in Memphis. Memphis, Tenn.. Sept. 2.?Approxi [ mately 500 Memphis families are "homeless," local transfer men de clared today, as the result of inabil | ity to find new dwellings Or apext j ments when forced out by the expira | tion of their leases. 100 Mexican Shots Riddled American Scouting Airplane Capper Introduces Resolu tion Closing City to Hon or First Division. September 16. when Gen. Persh ing '? scheduled to lead the First Division In parade here, will he a legal holiday if Congress act. fa vorably on a Joint resolution Intro duced yesterday by Senator Capper. Kansas. The reaolutlon refers to the division as ? gallant troops, who. under the guidance of their able and courageous commanders, pio neered the way across the track less seas to carr> grim defeat to the onrushlng Geran hordes, and I whose thinned ranks and golden chevrons bear mute testimony to the part they played In vanquish ing the foreign foe." Preparations were rushed yester day for the reception to the First Division. Lumber was unloaded in front of the White House and erection of the grandstands to seat ' 6,000 persons in the Court of Honor I^TUkets will be on sale at the offices of T. Arthur Smlth lSOe O street northwest, before Mond*>. Col Robert N. Harper, chairman of the citizens' committee, announced laThes'fhUckeU will range In price from 1150 to ?4 the It has been decided that the ' arch to be erected at Fifteenth i erected in Wajhlngton. Washlngtonians who have ? their possession allied Ba?s have heen asked by Col. Harper to notify him at the Diatrlct National Bank Building:. askdeSthfor , 3 WHITE BOYS Memphis Youths Face Gal lows if Guilty of As saulting Girl. Memphis. Tenn.. Sept- * death penalty shall be Vllen McNamara, Jack Frj'e and Ful i ler La?*l*y- thr~ 'charged with crimes young girls last Friday n ght. U tbe> are found guilty after the trial In the Criminal Court, will be the de mand of the law enforcement com mittee of the Chamber of C.= Tht. plan of action waa announced bv Col. Roane Waring, chairman of | the committee, following a secret meeting The committee vill offer tee. of an able criminal lawyer to assist the State and will back the prosecution with unlimited finances. The committee will oppose any ef fort to obtain the release of the ac I cused men on bond. I The committee will insist that prosecution shall demand the ex treme penalty for the in the event they are convlcted-death In the electric chair. "We are going through with this caje '? Col. Waring said. McNamara and Frye axe In Jail, ?while Langley is still at large. Fire Overcome by Water G?*. Philadelphia. Sept. :.-Five men were overcome by "water gas" in the ballast tanks of a government trans I port here this afternoon The men | were found unconscious after they I had been sent balow to repair the I tanks. Wilson Details Each Item of 50 Millions Expended Baruch Had $150,000 Paris Trip as Part of Peace Cost, Paid by President, While $5,000,000 Bought<?ood for Europe. More light was thrown op ex-l^*tment in preparation for the penses of the American delegates | Peace Conference, $100,000. to the Peace Conference in Presi- j November 30, to the State De dent Wilson's report to Congress, partment for political Intelligence yesterday on expenditures of his 1 service at the Peace Conference, $50,000.0^0 "National Security and $50,000. Defense" fund for the fiscal year; December 2. to the War Depart ending June 30, 1919. ment for the expenses of Gen. Bernard M. Baruch's trip to Paris Churchill and party at the Peace last February, for instance, cost; Conference, $20,000. Gen. Churchill the government $150,000, according to the President's report. Five other allotments for Peace Con ference work outlined in the report j ranged from $20,000 to $500,000, bringing the total expended from the President's personal fund up to $1,570,000. j The latter allotments wer& i November 22, to the State De is chief of the Military Intelligence Bureau. December IS, to the State Depart ment for the American Commission to negotiate peace. $500,000. February 15, for expenses of the Peace Commission. $750,000. The John F. 6tevens railway mis ^ sion in Russia, which has been er? gaged in keeping open the Trans-sl COKTUrUB> ON PAGM TWO, Attack in W(hich Capt. Davis McNabb Was Wounded Was Well Organized and Is Declared by Army Officials to Be "a Very Serious Matter" in Report Sent to The War Department Last Night. San Antonio, Texas, Sept 2.?A Mexican attack on aa AmeHtaa amy airplane in wkkh Capt Daris McNabb suffered a xrioa* |wkt wood ? tbe head, was lot tbe work of a loot sniper, bat ?u i lidin^j a wefl-orfaaiied attack, according to a report made to Sontbern Depart ment headquarter* tonifkt There were 25 Mexicans m the party, and more tkaa 100 shots were ired. Capt McNabb (aid it evidently was aa organised attack Army officials bare fied a complete report to Washington. Tboy refuse to comment on it atber tban to say it was "a very tenons matter." SHOPMEN REJECT 4-CENT OFFER Unofficial Returns of Vote Spurn the President's Compromise. Returns of the vote taken by the various locals of the 500.000 rail way shopmen show that they have rejected the President's compro mise proposition to rive them a 4 ; cent raise In va^ei This ai> nounoement was made unofficially at the Washington headquarters of j the railway shopmen s officials yes terday. At the same time it was stated that the rejection of the Pre si - I dent's proposition doe* not mean I that the shopmen will strike at I once. It was stated that th# fact that the shopmen are remaining on the vJob Indicates that they spptovf of the Tetter sent to them by their leaders urging that a truce of ninety days be carried out to give the President a chance to show what can be done in reducing the cost of living. Official announcement of the out come of the referendum vote Is ex pected to be made within a few days. The shopmen's officials said yesterday that sufficient returns have now been received to show that the proposition had been re jected. "One could hardly expect the shopmen to vote to accept a 4-cent | raise when they had demanded 17 cents." said one of the leaders yes terday. It was also said that there is no I danger of the shopmen carrying out the original vote to strike at j this time. In two or three places ! the shopmen have gone out, ac cording to reports received here. J They are expected to return to j wcrk at once, according to the leaders, who are in charge here. The officials of the railway shop men declare that they have the situation well in hand and that they will b? able to keep the shop men on the Job while the President is working out his plans. They are prepared to deal prcmptly with shopmen's locals that refuse tq carry out the orders of their offi cers. WILSON LEAVES PLAN OF BATTLE Will Throw Whole Force Against Plan to Equalize League Vote. The amendment to the peace treaty adopted by the Senate Foreign Rela tions Committee which demands for the United States the same number of votes in a league of nations as have been awarded to the British Empire is proving an embarrassment to Administration supporters of the treaty. It was said last night. President Wilson summoned Sena tor Swanson to the White House for a final interview before departing on his transcontinental trip, and im , pressed upon him the necessity of j having the amendment beaten. It Is believed that all the weight of the : Administration Influence will be j thrown against the amendment. . I When Senator 8 wan son left the White House ha aald that the Pres i ident gave him no specific reasons | why he opposed the amendment. It ia possible that Senator Hitchcock may say something about It in the , speech which he is to deliver today I In the Senate, voicing the President's opposition to amendng or radically ' reserving Judgment on the treaty. Tkree killed by Trim. Camden. N. J.. Sept. 2.?Samuel Sloss. of Atlantis City, and James Ballatne were instantly killed when a train today crashed Into a motor truck In which they were ridinn Samuel Oorson.il soldier, died later ?t injuria*. f Cmpt. MeXaM Mar I The report was made to headquar ters by Col. B. B. Buck, commtndta* the Laredo district, who stated an investigation was being made Cart. McNabb is not fatally injured, though his wound U serious. Caf*. McNabb and IJsut. Johssoa were on scout duty on the Amerteaa side of the Rio Grande when the band on the Mexican side opened lira. Al though bleeding profusely, CapL Mc Nabb made a safe landing McNabb was flying at a low altitude, sixteen miles northwest of Iaredo, near the mouth of Ban Isabel Creek, when he saw the Mexicans, be said. Before the airplane could ascend the Mexicans opened Are. Ballets Riddle the Alrylssc. j The airplane was riddled. One bul let struck McNabb back f the ear I McNabb managed to guide the plans ! to American soil, where he landed on the ranch of L?eyen decker Mulally. an American. He was taken into the farmer's house and officials at Fort Mcintosh were notified. I An airplane w:th an army physician was rushed to the farm and McK abb's wound treated. He was taken Uck to the fort railroWfati BEFORE SENATE Bill Provides Private Own ership with Governmen tal Supervision. Return of the railroads to private ownership and their operation under a strict method of governmental su pervision are provided in the new rail road hill drafted by the Senate Com mittee on Interstate Commeroe and j introduced in the Senate yesterday by j Charman Cummins. The bill proposes to divide the rail ! road systems of the country into not j less than twenty nor more than 1 thirty-Ave systems under regional di I rection. Prohibition of strikes and I lockouts by employe* Is contained In | the bill, as arc sis? provisions for i profiteering by employes and their | elevation to positions in the director ? ates of the railroad companies. j The powers of the Interstate Com merce Commission are to be ex ; tended to give the .commission com i plete jurisdiction over the making of cornycTD o* page two METAL WORKERS CALL STRIKE IN 27 SHOPS I A strike was called yesterday by : members of Sheet Metal Worker*' Union. No. 102. of this city, upon the | refusal by the Sheet Metal Contra^ - I tors' Association to meet the demand*' | of the workers for sn increase In wages from 73 cents t+ J1 an hour There are more then 200 members of the union employed in twenty-seven shops in this city. Eight of the shops struck yesterday, and It was said some of the hops had met the de mands Clarence J. Cooper, business agent for the union, said yesterdsy thst he ] expected all shops where members ! were employed soon to be affected by the strike. HUNT SOCIETY CLUE IN COOPER MURDER I Nashville. Term.. Sept 1?The polios I lsst night were working on s theory j thst person* prominent In society had a hand in the sl*ying of Robin Coop I er. an attorney, who was the victim | of a myste^' ir.urd1* that Is baffling Mi vashvll!e. The site ?f the urder indicated a kno**l. Jge by guilty per sona of the most exclusive section of Nsshville. One theory, said to be well ground ed. is thst Cooper '?as employed as counsel In s divoros action in high society which was about to "break * and that his refusal to withhold all or certain parts in the case led to his death. Allies Firmly Reject Austrian h . cv r <a Paris. Sept. 2?The j\ j- -ian peo ??? must psy. ? Rehearsing with eloq damning record of the A ?"* In their support of the I um Peace Conference, through the pen of Clemenceau has replied to the Aus trian plea that slrc-e the Hfipsburf Empire has been overthrown the peo ple of that countA should i*ot be mads to suffer.