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.SSL. THE WASHINGTON HERALD
temperature. Highest temperature yester ,y. 79; lowest, 56. 77? e TVe/ Circulation of This Newspaper Yesterday Was 41,461 XO. 1(594 WASHINGTON. D. C.. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 4, 1919. ONE CENTr;.T i / ? ______________________________ _ ALL THE NEWS ?*11 the time?telegraph, cable and local new??ii found in The Washington Herald ?brightly and briefly told?moat up-to-the minute news pictures every day. ILICEMEN ASK IJUNCTION TO IAR DISMISSAL jevs for Union Will a Contest in tourt Today. JIONERS FIRM Than Ridiculous," irownlow Terms Police men's Stand. Application for an Injunction to re strain the Commissioners from dis tressing Washington policemen who refuse to wlthdravr from affiliation with the A. F. of L* will be filed in the District Supreme Court today by Wil ton Lambert and Rudolph Yeatman. attorneys for the FoMcemen's Union. The time allowed by the Commission ers for reaignations ordered by them expires Sunday at midnight. Police ?~nen who are still members of the mlon after that time wilV.be dropped -rom the force, the Commissioners have announced. Caae IIaa bo Precedent. The Commissioners probably will be called into court to show cause why the petition should not be granted. Since there Is no precedent to suggest the probable outcome of a case of this sort, the legal battle which lies be fore the policemen and the Commis sioners promises to be an interesting one The policemen's lawyers are confident that they are within their legal rights ln^their claims, and that they will be sustained by the court. Associate Justice Ashley M. Gould, who returns to the bench this morning rfter his vacation, will be called upon to issue a temporary restraining or der against the threatened action of the Commissioners until the court and the District authorities involved have time to arm themselves for the legal battle. Menas Temporary Victory. If ihts temporary order is granted, it will mean at least a temporary victory for the policemen, which will strengthen their case accordingly. In timations made yesterday that the commissioners were assuming an arbitrary- stand In the matter were answered by Commissioner Brownlow with the words: '?Ridiculous! Worse than ridiculous! The commissioners are entrusted with the regulation of the police de artment. It is inconceivable, under our present laws, that they should divide this responsibility." The House subcommittee, named to consider increased wages for police nen in the District, will not meet be fore Monday or Tuesday of next week. Chairman Gould is out of the city, ^rhairman Calder, of the Senate sub committee. is ill at his home. AMERICANS HURT IN KOREAN BOMB PLOT Admiral Saito. Japanese governor general of Korea, and his wife nar rowly escaped death Tuesday when a bomb was thrown at them as they were leaving the Seoul Railroad Station, the State Department was lvtsed yesterday. ^The bomb exploded under the gov jnor general's carriage. He was injured but several bystanders ire hurt. illiam Harrison, brother of Car Harrison, Chicago hotel man, his wife received light flesh >unds. it was reported. prominent Pharmacist Will Be Buried Today Mineral services for Armen H. ?ussariSLn. owner of the Plney anch Pharmacy'. 5502 Colorado ave nue. who died Tuesday, will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the par'ors of H. B. NevJus, OX New "York avenue northwest. Interment wilj he in Glenwood Cemetery. D -dng the five years in which Mr. II. arian had been proprietor of i tl establishment he was prominent ly identified with civic work in that ection of the city. ldge Suspends Three Year Larceny Sentence ward M. Gallagher. 27. who was :ted for the larceny of twelve ^liberty bonds from Mrs. Anna on July 1, pleaded guilty to | charge yesterday before Justice in the District Supreme Court | threw himself on the mercy of rourt. |ice Hitz imposed a sentence of | years in the penitentiary, but > consideration Gallagher's two children and his wid lother. and suspended sentence ced the man on probation. Robbinf Houses. Jones and Leslie Moore, ne pleaded guilty in police court ay to five charges of house r and one of attempted house aking. Judgment was reserved in Jie latter cajse, and Judge McMahon the prisoners in 1500 bonds in case for the grand Jury. WHICH DO YOU LOVE MORE: YOUR LIFE OR YOUR WIFE? Would YOU have done what William Tanner did? His wife's foot was held fast in a railroad track at Hubbard Wood, 111. A fast train came rushing down upon the woman. Tanner worked desperately to free her, but failed. "I stay with you, Mary," cried Tanner, and he placed his arms around her. Then swift death for both, and three children were left without parents. Was William Tanner's great sacrifice superb, or an act of folly? What would YOU have done? Mail your answer to The Washington Herald. Letters of more than too words will not be printed. MARCONI COMING HERE. r m GUGLZEZJ2T HABCONZ* Rome, Sept. 3.?Marconi, who in famed for hh development of wirflfM telcfcrapby, will be the Italian AmbiM^dor to the United State*. BALKAN CRISIS STIRS EUROPE Serbian and Rumania at the Peace Council Edicts Dividing Spoils. Paris, Sept. 2.?The gravest dis cord Is developing in the Balkans, and the question is again uppermost, in Europe's mind as to whether Southeastern Kurope Is about to start a fresh conflict. It uas stated this* evening that Serbia has decided to refuse to sign the peace treaty with Austria be cause Serbia does not recognize the clause protecting the minority rights in Jugo-Slavia. taking the view that such a concession would be a blow to Serbia's sovereign rights. RumanJi declines to sign the treaty on sim ilar grounds. A member of the Jugo-Slav peace delegation?why. by the way. Is ex tremely desirous of retaining Presi dent Wilson's friendship and good win?said tonight that no final de cision had yet been reached, but ad mitted that Serbia has not yet re solved to sign the treaty. Rumania, having defied the peace conference by her high-handed ac tions at Budapest, now protests against the American proposal to turn over the Dobritch district of the Dobrudja to Bulgaria At the same time Rumania is men acing Serbia, the quarrel between these two nations revolving around the Banat of Temesvar. SOCIALISTS ASK SEAT FOR VICTOR BERGER Chicago, Sept. 3.?A resolution call ing upon Congress to seat Victor Ber ber. who was convicted of anti-war activities after he had been elected representative from Milwaukee, was adopted at today's session of the Na tional Socialist convention. The convention also adopted a reso lution favoring recognition of the Irish republic. FINDS DEAD SISTER IN POTTER'S FIELD New York, Sept. 3.?After a search of many months, Mrs. Ellen Coleman j has located the body of her missing ! sister, Miss Mary McGarry, In pot ter's field. Miss McGarry. according to the po lice record, was struck by a wagon on March 15, 1918, suffering injuries from which she died in a hospital on March 18. The hospital authorities could not , locate her relatives. Finds Six German Kin Dead in War, Kills Self New York. Sept. 3.?A letter from Germany announcing that six of Her relatives had been killed in the war is said by the police to have caused the suicide of Stella Farrar, 50. who leaped from her apartment on the fifth floor of 542 East Sev enty-ninth street today. Atlanta Women Enjoy Vote. Atlanta. Ga., Sept. 3.?Women of Atlanta enjoyed equal suffrage rights with men for' the flr.it time at the municipal primary here to day. WAGE PARLEY ! BEGINS OCT. 5 President Sets Date for! Joint Conference on Wage Raise. The national Industrial conference between representatives of labor, cap ital and agricultural interests will be held in Washington between October i 3 and 10. Thia announcement was made at the White House yesterday. ! President Wilson will preside. There ; will be forty-flve representatives. The ! representatives will be chosen by the ; President from lists submitted by the j various groups which it is desired to \ bring together, to which the President will add several conferees nominated , by himself. The President yesterday sent re quests to the I'nited States Chamb r of Commerce, leading agricultural as sociations, bankers, and others as w'll ; as to President Gompers of the Amer- , lean Federation of I>al>or, asking for , lists of nien from which the final se- j lection of the conferees may be made, i KILLED IN ATTEMPT TO BOARD FREIGHT TRAIN . Charles Webster. 1349 E street; southeast, was killed Instantly at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Fif-, teenth and Water streets southeast, w hen he was struck by a north-! bound locomotive while attempting to board a southbound freight. Ills skull was fractured. An Inquest will be held today by Coroner Nevitt. Engineer Guy .Cables was in charge of the fatal ! engine. Auto Driver Is Held After Death of Negro A negro believed to be Charles ! Euck Crawford. 1010 Third street j northwest, was killed while crosa j ing at Vermont avenue and Four I teenth street northwest yesterday, j Crawford was struck by an auto | mobile. | Coroner Nevitt will hold an in j quest over the body at the District | morgue this afternoon at S o'clock. [ Walter Green, driver of the auto | H?obile, was placed under arrest pending the decision of the coro ner's Jury. Senator A P. Gorman, Of Maryland, Dies State Senator A. P. Gorman, of ! Maryland, the son of the late United j States Senator A. P. Gorman, of the same Statee. died last night in Bal timore. after an illness of nearly j two years. He was a brother-in-law of Wil ; ton Lambert, an attorney of thii city. He was 45 years old. Fists Decide Match When Firearms Fail An unscheduled rifle match between 1 two overseas veterans In a Ninth; street shooting gallery last night, wit- | nessed by several hundreds, resulted in a remarkable exhibition of shoot ing and then a flstlc battle between the contestants that was a fine sub stitute for the usual Ninth street movie thriller. It was ended by Policeman Barret, of the First precinct, who arrived in time to avert possible serious trouble ' resulting from the crowd taking I fides. i Private Theodore Burkhardt was in j the gallery demonstrating to a num- | ber of admiring friends how he | "knocked 'em off In France" and j was plunking the bulls-eye with mo- I nolonous regularity when challenged ! by two friends of Private Donald Donnegan to a contest with the lat ter. The challenge was snapped up. It was agreed to fire twenty-five rounds each. Both sides claimed victory with a perfect score. "You missed one," protested Don negan. 'And then the row began. Donnegan had struclr Burkhardt a blood-smearing wallop on the pro boscis when Policeman Barret ar rived. i Brother of Colonial Beach Tragedy Victim De mands an Inquiry. CHILD SAW FATHER DIE Disorderly Scene Aboard Excursion Steamer De scribed by Witnesses. Tho drowning of Joseph Gallotta, a tailor, of 1802 Eighth street northwest, at Colonial Beach, will be investigated by his relatives. Daniel Gallotta. a brother, came from New York yesterday and .stated last night that h?* would leave no stone unturned to fix the. resposibility for his brother's death. , Joseph Gallotta. according to sev eral witnesses, fell off the gang plank of the steamer E. Madison Hall. Sunday night after a man on the boat had told him and other passengers that the boat was over loaded and they would have to dis embark and have their tickets ex changed for the bout's next trip. Dnughter Srea Tragedy. As Gallota plunged downward, his 17-year-old daughter screamed. "Oh. papa, come back, we are scared to go off the boat without you." Before any one could rush for ward the man sank in the darkness. No attempt was made, say some of the passengers, to rescue Gallota, 1 it being pitch dark and the wharf i poorly lighted. Women screamed and men rushed those at the side of the boat back and forward on the gang plunk for not attempting a rescue. Funeral services for Galotta will ! be held this 'morning at 9 o'clock at Hysong*s undertaking establishment and then at the Church of the Im maculate Conception. Interment will i be in St. Mary's cemetery. Gallotta is survived by his mother, three j brothers, three sisters and two chil- | ! dren. LAWYERS MUST SHOUT TO MAKE COURT HEAR We have a nice?a'.most brand new I courthouse, but? | Something is radically wrong j I with the accoustics of the building. I Tn the courtrooms the stone floors, j | the stdewalls and ceilings all | throw back the sound waves as a person talks with the result that one has almost to shout to be heard I distinctly. At times one person I alone In a courtroom cannot tfis- j tinctly hear himself talk. In tha old courthouse at Second, and B streets northwest, street; noises continually worried the at- j torneys and judges. But now it iS| the noise of their own voices that; seems to hi the trouble. Secretary Baker Urges Preparedness for War | Philadelphia. S^pt. 3.?An urgent ^ j appeal that the nation be prepared, ? for any emergency was made by. ; Secretary of War Bak^r in an ad dress before the American Chemical Society today at their fifty-eighth' j annual convention. | "We. should never again be caught j I in the position that marked us at the beginning of the war with Ger many." he said. "Pee 0' My Heart" Writer To Aid Striking Actors London. Sept. 3.?J. Hartley Man- \ ners. author of "Peg O' My Heart, sails for New York Saturday on the Aquitania to volunteer his assist- j jance in the actors* strike. As he is credited with making 52.000.000 1 out of "Peg O' My Heart." alone, his ; financial assistance will be sub- . I stantial. An unusual group of Americans j j will go back on the Aquitania, in-j I eluding Maxine Elliott. Laurette j Taylor, Constance Collier and Wal-J iter C. Jordan, many other stage ? ' celebrities, and probably also Her ! bert C. Hoover. La Guardia Wins Nomination. New York, Sept S.?Piimarv elec tion returns today show that Repre sentative Fiorello H. La Guardia de feated cx-Senator William M. Ben nett for the Republican nomination for President of the Board of Alder men. La Guardia won by a big ma jority. The surprise was the showing made by Representative Reuben L. Haskell, a wet, who ran in the three cornered race for two county judge ship nominations In the Republican primaries in Brooklyn. He led in the vote. Stabler Quits Diplomatic; Post. Jordan H. Stabler, chief of the Latin-American division of the State Department for two years, has resigned and will sail for South America within a few days on business. His successor has not been named. CHARGES HUBBY KIDNAPPED BABY Richard Petty, Formerly Clerk Here, Answers Wife's Complaint. Richard Petty, formerly a clerk In the War Department, appeared in the police court yesterday to answer a charge of assault, made by his wife. ( Melissa Petty. She charged also that Petty, several weeks ago. kidnapped their 17-months"-old son. Louis, and went to Chicago with him. and that she has not seen the baby since The Pettys have been separated for some time, and divorce proceedings are now pending. Petty admitted taking the child to Chicago, saying that he placed him In a hospital there for medical attention. The child Is now in this city, awaiting the decision of the court. Judge McMahon took the case under advisement until next Wednesday, by which time It Is expected that the upper court will have rendered Its de cision regarding the divorce plea and the custody of the child HOOVER AGENT SAYS EXECUTIONS MUST END London. Sept. 3.?Col. Goodyear. Herbert C. Hoover's representative, has compelled the German govern ment to issue an order at Berlin for bidding further "mass" executions, after a vigorous demand to this effect over the telephone, the Morning Post learns from its corresi ondent In Upper Silesia. At the same time, according to the dispatch, the German state commis sary, Hoersing. with whom Col. Goodyear is at loggerheads, was pro mulgating a new decree that the con tents of houses of working men wno fled during the Insurrection and did not return should be thrown out of the houses for seizure by anybody that desired them. Germany to Give U. S. Icy Hand m Trading Berlin. Sept. 3.?Germans differ in their attitude toward America "The ex-Kaiser formerly said that we would need the Americans after the war." High Secretary of Finance Bang said today. "On the contrary, we must hold them distant and must prevent International capitaj from impoverishing us. We must return to an agrarian state independent of foreign interests." Atlanta Fayors Wilson Stand. Atlanta. Ga.. Sept. 3.?local lodges of the International Asso ciatlon of Machinists were on rec ord today in favor of accepting President Wilson's offer of a wage Increase of 4 cents per hour Austria to Accept on Saturday. Berlin. Sept. 3.?The Austrian na tional assembly Is certain to accept the peace treaty by Saturday, a Vienna dispatch to the Zeltung Ammlttag reported today. Exports to Germany Total Millions. Exports to Germany totaled $2,426.- I 742 during July, the flrst month fol lowing the lifting of the allied block- : ade, the Department of Commerce j announced yesterday. Child Wife Sues Soldier For Desertion Married at the tender age of 12. Mrs Lucy Fox, the 1C-year-old wife of Samuel Pass Fox, a former soldier, asked the District Supreme 1 Court yesterday to annul her mar riage on the ground of her infancy at the time of the ceremony. Mrs. Fox. who Is a stenographer, has been separated from her hus- . band, who was only 18 when he married. He was always in debt or in trouble, the child wife de clares. and never provided sufficient food or clothing for her. Fox enlisted in the army In 1517, the petition states, but was dis- : charged last July. As l'ar as his wife knows he Is now living ?n Augusta. Ga. The marriage ceremony took place at Earl. S. C.. after the couple had secured a license at l>exington. Mrs. Fox is now living with her sister. Miss Elizabeth Byrd. in whose name the annulment petition was filed. Attorney Paul L. Wright appears for the wife. P. 0. WORKERS FIGHT PLAGUE Take Steps to Bar Tubercu lar Persons From Working. - I Steps to Improve the sanitary con- j ditions under which postal employes, especially women, are obliged to work, will be taken by the Ladies* Auxiliary j ! of the National Federation of Postal j Employes. I j This was decided when resolution, was passed yesterday by the conven tion of postal employes' session at the New Ebbit Hotel. The league for the Prevention of Tuberculosis will be asked to help. It j will be urged that tuberculosis suf | fcrers be barred from work in po&t i offices. Mother Fights Daughter In Brooklyn Election I New York, Sept. 3.?Mrs. Mary ? Wehrum. of Brooklyn, is Demo cratic candidate agair?st he- Repub lican daughter. Mrs. Louis TV. Quick, for the same office on the county committee. Neither knew the other was running in yester day's primary until today, when party line-ups were given out. Hoover Predicts Price Drop. Paris, Sept. 3.?A tremendous j drop in food prices may be expect- | ed in the United States during the next few months, said Herbert Hoover. The speculators have reached the end of their powers, he I declared. Belgian Royalty Here Oct. 1. The King and Queen of Belgium will be guesta at the White House j for three days when they arrive in Washington October 1, It was I learned yesterday, President-elect of Negro Republic Pleased 'vith Reception Here. ?1 era htgfcl/ gratified with my visit to President Wilson." Mid President-elect King- of Liberia. last night, after he had retired to his suite In the Lafayette Hotel to rest after a strenuous day. 'The President expressed ? Interest in Liberian affairs." he said, "and asked many questions concern ing my country He also expressed regret that he was leav'.o* on a *ong tour and did not have time for a longer conference with roe ' After the White House visit. Pres ident-elect Kins colled upon Secre tary of State Lansing and Assistant Secretaries Phillips and Lcng. Call* on State Secretaries. -Mr. Lansing is a thorough Amer ican gentleman.'" he eald. I met ldm In Paris several times at the Peace Conference and he. too. has always been deeply interested In the affairs of m>* country "Mr. Phillips, who has hsd charge of Liberian affairs at the State De partment. was vert cordial to me. as was Mr. Long. I was very much impressed with these officials and was especially delighted with their sense of fair dealing concerning Liberia and its people." PresiUent-?:lert King received no guests last right, retiring early to pain the mjch-needed rest for a lour OONTIVTXD ON PAOE TWO. Air Service Planned To Cover Whole World Liverpool. Sept. 3.?The Great Northern Aerial Syndicate was or ganized here today, with the view of Inaugurating passenger service next May. The larger airships, which will call at the chief centers, will be of the rigid type, and will carry 150 passengers each Branch, or "feed er" routes will be served by smaller ships carrying fifty passengns each. The first route will include Liverpool. York. Hull. Copenhagen, Stockholm, Petrograd. Tomsk. Pe kln. San Francisco. New York. Qucenftowna nd Dublin The second route will include Liverpool. London. Paris. Cairo. Co lombo. Porth and Melbourne wWle the stations to be touched o? the third route will be Liverpo 1. Car diff. Lisbon. Sierra Leone. Cape town and Buenos Aires. Venizcloi Sticks by League. Premier Venltelos of Greece. In a letter forwarded through the Amer ican Embassy at Paris tc President Wilson, denied published reports that he has lost confidence In the league of nations. Soldiers May Erect Own Stands. New Tork. Sept. S -First Division Veteran Engineer* offered their serv ices to put up bleachers for SM.M* people on Fifth avenoe for the Per ehing and First Division parade Sep tember 10. If the city will furniih lh? lumber, ?f. PRESIDENT STARTS HIS LONG TOUR 10,000-Mile Journey to Gain Support for Treaty And League Is Under Way?Due at Columbus At 1 1 This Morning. WILSON TO OPPOSE TEXT ALTERATIONS The Executive Will Try to Arouse Popular Demand For Ratification?Senate Opponents Prepare Re servation for Considera tion Next Tuesday. President Wilson this morning was speeding toward Columbus, Ohio, on the first lap of his 10,000 mile journey to arouse popular demand for speedy ratification of the peace treaty and covenant of the league of nations. He was scheduled to arrive there at II a. m. The special train bearing the President and his party pulled out of Union Station at 11 o'clock last niglit. It was preceded by a pilot train. The President's private car, the Mayflower, was at the end of the train. The President wag In rood spirit* and laughed and chatted with various friends and government officials who came down to the train to bid him good luck. He repeatedly lifted hU hat In acknowledgement of the cheers and handdapping of a crowd of 500 who gathered at the station. \ Tbe PresMeaftal Party. ? Tn the official party accompanying President and Mrs. Wilson are Ad miral Grayson: Private Secretary Tumulty; Assistant Secretary Bra hany: Miss lie n ham, secretary to Mrs. Wilson; Charles Swem. stenog rapher to the Presid?nt: th ee other stenographers, and James Smithers. chief of communication. Brooks, the President s negro valet, who ministered to Roosevelt, and Taft, and who was with President Wilson in Pari?, was on the train. Joseph Murphy, assistant Secret Service chiof, is in charge of the 1 eight Secret Service men. There are eight cars in the train, one of which will be the President's office during his trip. The twenty j newspaper men occupy two cars. It CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO. New York Mayors Plan Fight on Trolley Fares I Syracuse, N. Y.. Sept. J?A meeting | of the advisory board of the state con ference of mayors has been called for | next Monday to consider the plan of | opposing increases of street car fares | proposed by Mayor Hylan, of New I York City. The call for the meetins was issued today by Mayor Walter R Stone, of this city, president of the | conference. 200 Tons of Sugar Seiied. Chicago, Sept. S.?Two hundred! | tons of sugar consigned by a San | Francisco firm to J. Aaron, broker. I of New York, was seised under or ders of District Attorney Cline h^re ; today. No Middle Ground?Canon. Belfast. Sept. 3?Sprak'.ng before i the Unionist council. Sir Edward I Carson, leader of the Ulster Union ists. declared no middle ground waa possible between the Unionist and Sinn Fein movements. New York. Sept. 3.?The J actors' strike appeared very far frorr. an end tonight de ] spite rumors to the contrary which have persisted for the j past two days. Melbourne, Sept 3.?France, according to priva.e able ad vices today, is desi.ous of ac quiring sole control of the New Hebrides, irstead of the present Franco-British co dorr inion. London. Sept. 3?Admiral Lord Fisher's declaration that half the British navy should be scrapped because it is obso lete, has shocked England from I one end to the other.