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At St. Louis President Wil
N son was wildly cheered when,
referring to the men in the Sen
ate opposing the treaty, he said:
"I don't believe they have
read it. If anyone can tell me
v who has not I shall send him a
?)j u s ~crrrrr
Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States, in characteristic speaking pose, emphasiz
ing a strong argument with his pointed finger.
Meeting Called for Tonight to Bring Back
Those Who Got Weak Knees After the
Board's Edict Against Organization.
Today members of the Washington
policemen's union are in high spirits.
They plan a rousing meeting tonight.
An effort will b? made to bring back ,
In the fold those members who quit
when the outlook was dark, before
Justice Gould issued an injunction .
Thursday restrain,ng the District Com- ,
^missloners from carrying out their aim j
of firing policemen who persisted In
affiliating with the American Federa
tk>n of I?gbor.
Many ?' the men who withdrew were
actuated >y the belief that the union :
%aa witfc^ir' a chance to win. Justice !
?ould's action has changed that as- ?
pect. The members, as a whole, look
Representative, Grieved at
Committee Action, Holds
Up Bills.
Representative Blanton established |
a new record in the House yesterday I
.when he prevented consideration of
I'orty-six bills. The measures were on j
the private calendar and could be
fctaken up only on unanimous consent, i
Among the bills which were passed
over in the three-hour filibuster were
those to confer the permanent rank of
admiral upon Admiral Sims and Ad
miral Benson.
He was grieved because he said the
Committee on Claims had broken
faith with him.
The 'ndignation of members on
both sides of the House was plainly
apparent. Finally, when he blocked
consideration of a bill granting a
gratuity to the mother of a civilian
employe who was killed at the j
Philadelphia Navy Yard, and re-j
fused to permit the passage of an- i
other measure providing for the re-!
moval of the remains of an infant <
child. Representative Dewalt boiled
Old H. C. of L. Hits Clergy, j
> Want 51,200 Minimum
Findlay, Ohio. Sept. 5 ?The difllcul- i
T>" clergymen have in making ends'
meet on their slender salaries in these \
days of high cost of living prompted ;
the laymen of the West Ohio Confer- |
ence of the Methodist Episcopal;
Church to pass resolutions today rec- |
ommending that 11.200 be established
as the minimum wage for ministers. I
In order to "relieve them of worry due I
to Inability to meet the increasing'
cost of living."
The ministers, however, will have]
to make their pastoral calls afoot or i
behind the old gray mare, unless they
wish to pay personally for gasoline
and tires for "buzx-wagons." for a
resolution calling for an annual pay
ment of $200 for the upkeep of auto
mobiles for ministerial use was de
Price Decline Seen.
"A movement toward lower prices
appears to be in process In certain
^directions." the Federal Reserve
Board said In Its regular business and
financial review for August, which
was issued today. * Prices of certain
foodstuffs are declining.'*
forward with confidence to September
I, the day set for the court hearing I
on the case.
Injunction Cheers Men.
The apparent ease with which
Wilton J. Lambert and R. H. Yeat
man, the union's attorneys. ob
t tained the injunction has heartened
the men more than anything else.
The fight, beginning: September
II, will come at a time when Con
rad B. Syme, District corporation
counsel, will be preparing for an
1 other battle to test the authority
i of the Commissioners, sitting as a
public utilities commission. This is
the fight against the 2-cent trans
fer. This legal battle is set by
Justice Gould for September 17.
Syme will lead the fight to up
hold the original police order ot
| Commissioner Brownlow. lie will
: be assisted by Assistant Corpora
| tion Counsel Francis H. Stephens.
Sore of Position.
"The union would not have in
j structed its attorneys to go ahead
l and file suit against the Commis
| sioners." said a union member last
Elimination of the Jim Crow car laws
of the South was urged by Represent
I atives Madden and Mason, of Chicago,
and several Washington and Chicago
j negroes appearing before the House
I Interstate Commerce Committee yes
| terday.
! Madden urged that the new railroad
: legislation embody a provision allow
ing negroes to ride in the same
' coaches as whites in all interstate
traffic. Madden's position was quickly
attacked by Representative Sanders,
Louisiana; Rayburn, Texas; and Sims,
of Tennessee.
Her Paris Hats and General Ap
pearance Main Topics Among
Both Sexes.
St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 5.?The league
of nations may be a burning topic in
the United States, and approval of it a
matter of vital concern to Pres.dent
Wilson, but it isn't a matter which
the crowds, gathering in cities along I
the route, discuss within earshot of
the President's party.
Mrs. Wilson is first point of interest
to the Middle West and the President
is second, and the procession of auto
mobiles, which always follows his car.
is third. Here is a verbatim account
of expressions heard >n the wake of
the Presidential party In the cities
visited thus far:
Worfian?"I oouldn't see hfm looking
at her."
Woman (putting hands on hips and
surveying the automobiles in astonish
ment)?"Are these all Democrats?"
Man ? "Spendin' the government's
Woman?"Yes, she is a good looking'
woman. There's no doubt about that." i
Woman?"I suppose that's a Paris
hat she is wearing "
Man?"Woody looks pretty good, all
right. But not as good as Mrs. Wilson."
Packer Investigators
To Address Consumers
Mrs. Florence Kelley. who testi
fied before the Senate Agricultural
Committee in favor of the bill to
regulate the packing industry, and
Commissioner William B. Colver, of
the Federal Trade Commission, will
be speakers at a meeting Saturday
evening in the New National Mu
seum. Tenth and D streets north
Nine Soldiers Hanged,
House Committee Told
Paris, Sept. a.?1Nine soldiers of the
American Expeditionary Forces were
hanged and one was shot for crim
inal offenses during the war. it was
revealed today at the investigation
of A. E. F. court-martials by the Con
gressional committee inquiring into
war expenditures.
Two of the hangings were for mur
der, the Investigation brought out.
Seven were hanged for assault, of
whom six were negroes. There was
a single execution for desertion.
The Sunday j Cents
Washington \ a
Herald V-l c?py
A Complete Newspaper, with More
Distinctive Features Than Any Other
Sunday Paper Sold in the Capital.
Potash and Perlmutter.
John Balderston s News Review.
O. O. Mclntyre's New York Letter.
Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn
and Other Comics.
The Best Sporting Pages.
More Social News Than Any
Other Washington Paper.
The Herald Is the Best Sunday Bargain
"Contemptible Quitters
If They Don't See Treaty
Through,1" Says President
When Telegrams Reach Washington Telling
Of the Enthusiastic Reception of Wilson
In the West, Decision Is Quietly Made by
Republicans to Send Senators Out to
Speak Against the Covenant.
St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 5.?President Wilson today left no doubt
in the minds of his audiences here that he means to obtain the rati
fication of the peace treaty.
He made two addresses, both to capacity crowds, and to the first,
in referring to the men in the Senate opposing the treaty, he said
in cold and crisp language:
"They are absolutely contemptible quitters if they don't see the
game through."
HI* Hearers Electrified.
His words electrified the l.bOO
men and women on the roof garden
of the Hotel Statler, brought them
to their feet, sent them climbing
chairs and tables and precipitated
a roar that had force enough to
disturb the calm waters of the Mis
Beautiful sunshine. combined
with a soft breeze and most of the
population of St. Louis had the
effect of making today, the Presi
dent's second day out of Washing
ton, the most enjoyable thus far of
the trip. The crowds gave the
President and Mrs. Wilson a great
reception, and the city was decked
in gala attire in honor of the
guest. From the railroad station
to the Hotel Statler, where the
President spent a restful afternoon
before appearing at the Coliseum
this evening, he was driven through
cheering throngs. The people were
glad to see him and showed their
happiness in scores of ways.
Downtown St. Louis did Itself J
proud when the long procession of
cars swung into the business center
of the city. Every building was pro- J
fusely decorated with flags and i
Quits Cabinet to Seek the
Nomination, View of
W itliam C. Redfield resigned yester-!
day as Secretary of Commerce. It is ]
reported that the President may re- j
quest him to remain in office a few !
months longer.
The resignation was expected, as it I
has been rumored recently that the
Democratic nomination for the presi
dency held some allurement to Red- !
field. It has been customary for |
members of the Cabinet with presi-1
dential ambitions to resign a few I
months before entering the race.
! A large section of the Democratic
party, especially In the East, has
been talking of a business man for
the presidency It Is said Redfield
fills the requiremnts. e
Another political angle Is that Tam
many does not want to get beh!' i
?William McAdoo, because of his close!
association with Mr. Wilson, and j
would gladly give Redfield the New j
York State delegation in the next j
Democratic National Convention i
Conjecture became rife last night!
as to who would succeed Redfield !
In the Cabinet. Bernard M. Baruch. !
"Vance McCormiek. chairman of the i
War Trade Hoard, and Joseph P. j
Tumulty, secretary to the Presi
dent: George S. Patton, of Cali
fornia. and former Governor Ral
ston of Indiana were among those |
mentioned as likely to eet the
Hold Negro for Death of J
Ban Struck by Ball Bat
John Phoenix, colored, was held
for the action of the grand Jury by
a coroner's Jury yesterday in con
nection with the deaij of William
Jefferson, also colored.
Jefferson's death. the coroner's
Jury decided, came about as a result
of a blow with a baseball bat said
to have been in the hands of Phoe
nix. The fight occurred, the police
say, near Virginia avenue and
Twenty-seventh street northwest on
August 28.
Red Cross Commissioner Resigns.
The resignation of Lieut. Col. '
Kenneth Mygatt, New York City, as
American Red Cross Commissioner
to France has been accepted, it was
announced by national headquar
ters yesterday.
Senators opposed to the
peace treaty settled upon
plans last night to carry their
reasons for opposing it to the
people of the country. They
will begin their tour with a
mass meeting in the Audi
torium, Chicago, next Wed
nesday night, which will be
addressed by Senators John
son, of California, Borah and
After the Chicago meeting
the Senators will separate,
Senator Johnson going to In
dianapolis for a meeting
Thursday night, St. Louis,
Friday night, and Kansas
City, Saturday night. He will
rejoin Senator Borah for a
meeting probably in Des
J'r,ncs, Iowa, the following
week, and then will go into
Minnesota and thence to the
Pacific Coa>t.
Senator Borah's plans after
the Chicago meeting are not
determined upon, but it is
planned to have him speak in
Iowa, Nebraska and possibly
Meanwhile there will be
speeches by Senator Reed at
Akron, Ohio, next Sunday
night and in Boston Monday
night. Senator Poindexter is
to speak in Dunkirk, JC. Y.,
next Thursday and in Pitts
burgh September 17.
Senator Wadsworth is to
speak against the treaty at
Salem, X. V., next Tuesday.
London, Sept. 5.?While the United
States Senate is debating- the peace
treaty. British women are initiating:
an effective campaign for obtaining:
representation in the league of na
tions. sending: the names of British
women to the secretariat with rec
ommendations for various commis
sions under the league.
The committee has been quietly at
work for months and yesterday1
the London delegates of ninety- j
five women's organizations of Great.
Britain met to insist upon an active
part of British women In the league.
Station Crowds Enjoy
Comic Cartoon Slides
The latest innovation In service for
railroad patrons was introduced at
the Union Station last night when!
Charles Erlich. who operates the
stereoptlcon which throws train bulle- i
tins on the screens, presented a series
of comic cartoons In between train ar- !
"No Smoking." read one of the
comics, which delighted the many .
travelers. It pictured an offender be
ing ejected by a husky cop. while an
other picture showed "Mr. Average
Consumer" crying for the moon which
bore the title of "low living prices."
Coal Piers Destroyed
In Fire at Covington
Baltimore. Sept. 5.?Fire broke
out here today in the ? plant of the
Western Maryland Railroad plant
at Port Covington and destroyed
the gigantic coal piers.
The company's entire plant was
threatened for a time and only the
heroic work of firemen saved the
large elevator which adjoins the j
Hiram Johnson, Senator from California, and leader of Senate opposition to the league
nations as written into the peace treaty.
10,000 WALK WHEN
Walkout by Firemen Hits Employes
Of a Fifty Story New
York Building.
New York, Sept. 5.?The 10.000 tenants
and employes of the flftystory Metro- '
poll tan Ufe Building, second highest ;
office building In the world, heaved
10.000 sighs that nearly blew the roof
<">ff the building today when they made ,
the customary rush for the elevators?
and were Informed the lifts were not :
running, the firement having gone on
"It's a fine thing to be in an office i
lifty stories ^above the street, when
nothing happens." said a stenographer
i? she started her long, weary climb.
"But it's a poor place to work when
on? has to hoof It tip the stairs."
The buildin's flftyfour elevators
stood In sullen silence and Inactivity.
They were on a sympathetic strike
with the firemen, who get a day and
their midday meal, and want %Z.
j 1" rom thirty minutes to hour was re
i quired by most of the upward toilers
to walk to the fiftieth story, and the
stairs and hallways were specked by
many who. wearied by the climb, had
fallen by the wayside.
Selling on Co-operative i
Basis Planned for War
! War was declared on the high cost
of living, at a meeting of the War
Department Co-operative Store Asso
ciation, held at 5 o'clock yesterday
evening, in the D. A. R Building
More than 200 members were called
to order by John G. Schofield. chief
clerk of the War Department, who
introduced the speaker. Brig. Gen. H.
M. Lord, director of finance of the
army. Gen. Lord promised the full
co-operation of the War Department
in the movement to tumble prices.
Col. Mlchener, who, with Col.
Graves, represented the Quartermas
ter General of the army, promised
an allotment of goods to the store;
association to sell at figures from
20 to 30 per eent lower than general
market prices.
The following officers were elects:
President. W. F. Roe. transport divi
sion; vice president. A. F. Kaiser,
purchase division; secretary. Miss
Ruth M. Cleaver, purchase and stor
age division; assistant secretary.
Mrs. M. K. Ferguson, purchase and i
storage division; treasurer. John A. j
Sheil, purchase and storage division. |
The following were elected direc
tors: James C. Blackwell, finance;!
F. B. Bourn, supply; Miss Jessie Dell, j
finance; F. M. Hoadlev, Secretary of j
War's office; J. F. Keeley, purchase
and storage; Harry S. O'Neill, real
estate branch; and N. A. Watson, of- j
flee of Chief of Staff.
Flying boats, seaplanes and aero]
engines for sale!
This announcement was made by j
the Navy Department yesterday. It
offers for sale from its excess equip- !
ment 219 flying boats and seaplanes
and 441 engines, exclusive of those in- !
stalled in the boats to be supplied j
with them when sold.
The sale will be made by sealed pro- j
posal. receivable at the Navy Bureau
of Supply s, Washington, up to 2 p. m..
September 22. Bids may be made on
any item or on the whole offer, i
, Awards will be made when the bids i
are abov* the apprtteed vaiue.
Americans Are Victims of Terrorists in Hin
terland of Vladivostok, Where Serious
Riots Are of Frequent Occurrence.
(Correspondent of the London Daily Express.)
Tokyo, Aug. 19.?(Via London, Sept. 5.)?Twenty-three Ameri
cans out of a detachment of seventy-four were killed in one of many
sporadic terrorist outbreaks in the hinterland of Vladivostok.
The force oi ii.ooo American troops in that district are hopelessly
inadequate if the populace should become genuinely hostile.
Strikes and destructive bands, interference by Russian rail com
manders and ambitious "free lances" like the Cossack Seminov have
produced an intolerable state along the Siberian Railway. Trouble is
The Inter-Allied Commission is protesting against the present
state of affairs and demands the removal of Seminov.
London, Sept. 5.?Liners
bound for New York from
Liverpool are booked to next
February. Only ocasionally a
berth is found vacant.
The Hague, Sept. 5.?The
former Kaiser will leave Ame
rongen for his new residence
at Doom next January.
London, Sept. 5.?Col. Ar
thur Lynch, former member of
Parliament, will go to America
next month.
Petrograd. via London, Sept.
5.?Bolshevist soldiers here
after will be identified by a
red stamp on the left hand.
The stamp will be tatooed and
cannot be removed to prevent
New York, Sept. 5.?Presi
dent Wilson had sent no com
munication to Judge Gary,
chairman of the United States
Steel Corporation, up to today.
Judge Gary declared late to
Greenwich, Conn., Sept. 5.?
News of the death of Henry
T. Millard of Greenwich in a
military hospital in London
has been received here today.
Rome, Sept. 5.?The Cham
ber of Deputies has passed the
bill giving Italian women the
right to suffrage.
Three Soldiers Captured
After Hot Auto Chase
Three soldiers are locked up at the
First precinct today charged with the
robbery of an automobile and a small
sum of money from John M. Harris.
Fa.rmont Heights. Md.. yesterday
morning on a lonely road In the
When captured, after a hot auto
mobile chase by headquarters detec
tives. they gave their names as Her
man Heiman. 19. Brooklyn, N. Y.; Car
roll Peter O'Brien. 17. Long Island.
N. Y., and John Gordon. 22, Water
bury, Conn.
All are of the Sixty-third Infantry.
sLaUon?l aX Pojapnac Paxk.
Commander to See Par?^
From Same Spot a.1
When Pershing: reviews the
Division here he will stand 1
exact spot In whic?i General
stood when he reviewed the
after the civil war.
The management of the
pageant has obtained th*? plan
position of the reviewing stan
the Grant review and the one
building will be. It is stated
exact replica.*'
The Victors* Arch will be com]
toward the end of next week
Grand stand seats opposite
White House are still on sale. *
vision for Walter Reed Hoj
boys is being mad? by th'
Camp Community Service, a sj
grand stand being erected for
| accommodation.
Pimhli?K \f?r* Horn*
| Aboard the Leviathan. Car
General Pershing Homeward.
1 6.?After encountering heavy s*
| the Leviathan is today making goov*
jtime. The huge liner is due at her
j dock at 9 o'clock Mondav morning.
Police Seek Man With
Novel Plan to Defraud
A novel plan of obtaining m^n^v
under false pretenses haa be*n put
| into action by a young man whom
the police are now seeking.
J It is charpod that the man. who
| registered as B. Dr vis. of New York
i ??t a local hotel. advertised that 'M
! had f r rent motor busea for pas
I senger use. After receiving a nuxn
I ber of deposits for rental of the au
Itomobiles. he disappeared.
I He is described as about 2* y?ari
old. wore neat clothes and tan shoea.
His hands, it whs further remarked,
j were well manicured.
Wirelew Station Reported on Fire.
j Halifax. N S.. S?pt- ?.?A niessa*?
, received before midnight at the Cam
per-down wireless station here from
? the Sable Island station. IS) miles
southwest of Halifax, reported the
latter station was on fire. No further
word has been received from the is
land station, which is thought to bars
destroy cd. _ ^

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