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C. B. FORECAST Fair: continued warm today and prob ! ably tomorrow. Highest temperature yester I lay, 87; lowest. 66. THE WASHINGTON HERALD , The Net Circulation of This Newspaper Yesterday Was 4! ,402 ALL THE NEWS ?all the time?telegraph, cable and local new??ii found in The Washington Hera.d ?brightly and briefly told?most up-to-the minute news pictures every dzy. WASHINGTON. D. C.. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1919. Police Report Confession That Clears Up Series of Bold Holdups of Motor ists in the District and in State of Virginia. THREE OF PRISONERS ARE DISTRICT YOUTHS Victims of Robbers Were Forced to Give Up Money and Cars at the Point of the Pistol in Streets and on Roads. Pour men. between the ages of I 17 and 22 years, are locked up at the First precinct charged with a series of automobile hold-ups [ that have terrorized motorists for several weeks in Washington and vicinity, ami in Richmond, Va. According to statements last! night by Headquarters Detectives Kelly and Scrivener, the youths, three of whom are residents of Washington, and one of Winston Salem, N. C.. have confessed to the robberies. Aocorrlmg to the reported con- j ffcsslons. James Van Horn, age 19. j of 909 F street southwest, and Joseph Ellington, age IT. of ? Winston-Salem, took part In the majority of the hold ups. Fran kiln Petit, age 19. of S02 F" street southwest, and John W. Young, 22, of 921 E street northwest, are the other two men held. Accord ing to their confessions, declare the police, these two took part In two of the crimes. Horn and Ellington were, ar rested Thursday. Pettlt and Young yesterday. The automobiles alleged tr- have been stolen by the men have been recovered. Most of the money raken by the bantfits la stni missing. Prli?n^r* Carried Gana. All of the men are held on charges of robbery, except Young, whose par ticipation hi tie crimes 1s being in vestigated by the police. Revolvers were found on Van Horn and Pettlt. Van Horn. Ellington and an un known man. who is still at large, are said to have begun their rob beries early last month, on a road OONTJNl' KD ON PA1E TWO ARMED MINERS RACE SHERIFFS 4,000 Coal Men March to Wipe Out Guards at j West Virgi nia Mine. Huntington, w Va.. Sept. Two I bodies of armen men tonight are rac ing through the hill country of the western part of tils State for the Ouyan Valley coal fields. One party Is made up of deputy sheriffs, armed with rifles and re volvers. They left Logan this af tern 00 n. The other party, estimated at any where from MO to 4.000 and gaining strength at every town. Is composed of coal miners. They were reported marching from Kanawha County ?..eaded for the Guyan fields, to wipe out company mine guards, who are alleged to have shot and killed miners and their families of that district Latest reports from Logan County indicate that the two bodies will meet about tomorrow noon ?t the head of Jenny's Creek. The Logan County Operators' Asso- j elation Issued a statement denying the : charge of violence of company guards. The miners were reported well armed Union officials were reported trying to head off the army of organized miners. They threaten to revoke the charters of the locals involved unless the men give up their project and return to work Officials of the United Mine Work ers here assert that the situation is much more serious than the operators think and that instead of the original number being only M0, it Is really 4.UOO strong and being augmented as each mining community is reached. Armed to Teeth, Langley Departs for Kentucky Kepresentative Langley. of Ken tucky. passed through Union Statloi laat night, a walking arsenal. He was on the w?y to bis home at Pikevlll?. Ky. The Congreesman carried a brand new army rlflo, wrapped In heavy i-aper. over hi, shoulder. He "lad two suit cases, and each, he said, con tained weapons he Intended to keep war trophies. GOLD DISCOVERY IN MANITOBA EXPECTED TO LEAD TO BIG RUSHi Spfne of the latest roll rush. The "pay ? freak** la at Copper l.ake < Indicated by the croaa). sixty miles north of The Paa. which In the end of the railroad. But to reach the wceae pcou pe ot or* muat go by river and portage over one of the Iwo routes Indicated by the iirrowa. covering ISO miles or more l*he map nt the left nhows how to reach The Pan. From Winni peg one goes over the govern ment-controlled Prince Albert division of thr old ?anndlan Northern Itnllroad to Hudaoa Hay Junction, in Sashatchewan province, where a branch line projected to HndftOn Bay Is built as far an The Paa. NEW GOLD FIND j FAR FROM R. R. t Take Cook, who has again found gold, and his cabin at Copper Lake. DAKOTA SHE MUST SPEND S50.Q00 A YEAR 17-Year-Old Schoolgirl Receives Order with Father s Legacy. Philadelphia, Sept. 6.?An income of I $50,(Xi0 a year, with directions that' thts amount be expended annually, is provided for a 17-year-old school girl I of New York. The income left to Marion Krumb- J haar Hoffman by her father, Charles ! Frederick Hoffman. Jr.. president or the Hoffman estates Hp died August 28, at the Hoffman summer home, Armsea Hall. Newport. Mrs. Hoffman receives the bulk of her husband's estate, and on her death, the daughter will Inherit the residuary estate. On coming of age Miss Hoffman will inherit the principal of a lar4e trust fund, said to be in cxcess of SI.000.000. which was left to her by her grand father. the late Rev. Charles Frederick | Hoffman. besides coming into control of a large share of her father's prop arty. In his will. Mr. Hoffman expresses his desire that the stipulated annuity "shall be expended in order that j Marion may keep up the state of life > suitable to one of her station." She now lives with her mother in New York. Austria Accepts Treaty. Vienna. Sept. 6.?The Austrian j j cabinet decided today, after the re ! port of Chancellor Renner, to rec j ommend that the National Assem bly acc?pt the peace treaty which was presented in final fo~rn by the | allies this week. FAKE "SHORTY," FIVE ARE HELD Negroes Face Charge of Selling Tea and Water for Whisky. Five negroes, who. as a band, are alleged to have practiced selling tea and water for whisky in Southwest Washington since the advent of pro hibition, are in cells at the First Precinct Station house today, charged with obtaining money under false pretenses. The complaint was made by Wil liam Haney, 214 FT street northwest, who bought twelve quarts of water from the negroes Thursday. Haney declared he paid $70 for the water. Yesterday morning about 4 o'clock Sergeant S. J. Marks and Privates R. L. Sanders. O. P. Alexander and S. B. Edwards, of the Tenleytown sub station, arrested the negroes in Rock Creek Park, where they were riding in an automobile. Jury Unable to Agree in Hall Trial for Murder Manassas. Va.. Sept. 6.?The jury in the case of W. C. Hall, prohi bition agent, charged with the death of I^awrence Hudson, was unable to reach a decision at a late hour to day and was dismissed. The case was given to the jury Friday. Stricken in a Restaurant. Eramett Turner. 65. 1223 Vermont avenue northwest. was stricken with paralysis yesterday afternoon In a lunch room at Fifth and G streets northwest, and was taken to Casualty Hospital, seriously 111. He was removed later to Homeopathic Hospital, where, it was stated at a late hour last night, there was no change in his condition. Eskimo Girl Shivers in D. C. Cool Night Breezes In Citv to Present Gavel Carved by Native From Walrus Tooth to Vice President Marshall. j Washington nights are cool enough I to make an Eskimo shiver. While I riding in an automobile through the I city streets last night, a 12-year-old I | girl from the Arctic regions com plained of the cold. She came to Washinjrton to present the Vice Pres- i ident with a gavel made from a walrus tooth. It is the work of a na | tive carver of her tribe in the Ko | Buk river country. Since it is the Eskimo custom to | have but one name, she is called Ka I vagazuk in her native language, [ which is not a written language. For this reason, it was difficult to adapt , her name to English spelling. By her [ own choice she assumed the surname | of the man who brought her out of j the frozen North, and is known as Mabel May Miller. Mabel has attended the schools in Danville. Ind.. since she came to this country two years ago. Dur ing that time she has completed five grades In school, and has a good command oY the English language, which is proved by her high marks In school for spelling. Of sturdy build and ruddy .com plexion, the little girl shows no ill effects from the change in climate, but a special diet is given her, in cluding principally meat and butter and fish. She is happy and is anxiously awaiting the time when she can re turn to Alaska to teach school. H*r mother is still living in the Ko-Buk river country. Adventurers Will Have to Travel 150 Miles In Swampy Country. The Pa-"- Manitoba. Sept. 6.?'GoJd has been discovered on- t?.p shore of Copper Lake. The find was mad'1 by Jake Cook Jake Cook knows crold. He is an Indian, with a dash of white blood in him. i.lood of adventurers He was guiding J P. Gordon, for mer assistant chief engineer of f.ie Hudson Pay Railway, the two liv ing in a cabin on the shore of Cop per T^ke. about 100 miles straight north of the la?t jumping-ofT place thr end of the Canadian National Railway's steel. One day Jake Cook stubbed his toe. On a ridge >n t'-ie expanse of mus keag. Bwamps. bloughs and lakes, the sure tread of his mocrasined feet was interrupted. He glanced down, and the expression in his black eyes was the same as when he sees a bull moose over the sights of 'its rifle. Hi* Pick Split" <Vold. He hurried to his cabin and brought back a pick. He swung that pick CONTINVED ON PAGE FIVE. ALIEN SLACKERS HOTLY ASSAILED j Congressman in Tribute to Boat Club Men Who Went to War Speaks Plainly. I ' The 161 members of the Potomac Boat Club who Joined the colors in the World War were honored at the clubhouse yesterday when a bronze j memorial was unveiled in the pres ! ence of 509 members and guests It was the celebration, too. of the ] fiftieth anniversary of the club ? Lieut. A. B. Baker, a member of the j club, officiated at the unveiling. Rep | resentative Kelly, the principal speak er, an A. E. F. veteran himself, as i sailed the "alien slackers" In this ! country. He urged deportation for I them, declaring many evaded military j service with their native country as well as with the United States, and | profited financially in America dur I ing the war. The celebration was concluded with the final club regatta of the season. The clubhouse presented a gay scene with extensive decorations and the throng of guests. Pre-War Artillery of U. S. Consigned to Junk Heap Three-fifths of the pre-war mobile artillery in the United States is to be scrapped as obsolete. War Depart ment figures showed tonight. In a recent statement the depart ment said Secretary Baker had ap proved a recommendation of the Chief of Ordnance to declare obsolete i and scrap 1.240 pre-war guns and howitzers. It was learned today that 1 there remains but 818 guns. | War experience resulted in complete I changing of existing gun* modils 1 The guns to be scrapped cost $10, I Of*.**. BLOND HAIRS MAY DECIDE MAN'S FATE Torn Shirt and Coat Also Introduced in Trial of Farm Hand Charged With Complicity in Kill ing School Teacher. t GIRL WAS ATTACKED ON WAY FROM SCHOOL Confession of Accused Tells Of Struggle Against Greater Odds in Which The 19-Year-Old Victim Was Shot to Death. Greensburg, Pa., Sept. 6.?Two blond Hairs, a coat and a torn' shirt may be the means of send ing James Crawford, a farm hand of Klairsville, near here, to the' electric chair. These important exhibits were introduced today in the trial in whicli the State is charging Crawford with being im plicated in the murder of Miss Emma Austraw, of Latrobe, the j pretty 19-ytar-old school teacher J who was shot to death last April! and whose body was found in an j old abandoned cabin. Crawford alleges the hairs were not those of the murdered girl, but were from the head of his niece. niond-Stalnrri (Inh Sbowa. A blood-stained cluli. said to have been used by the girl's assailant*, who pounded their victim's head to a pulp, also waa presented by District Attorney Nevll A Cort. prosectitlns the cup?. J Judge A P McOonnell accepted the exhibits, which were closely ex amined by the jury Over 500 persons who <-rowd?d Into the courtroom to learn the contents of the confession, allege to have been made by Crawford were rewarded when Lteut. Thomaa J. Mclaughlin, of Troop E. state police, took the stand and described his investigations and the confes sion. < o*fM?lon Read. The confession which Crawford Is said to have made to officers following his arrest was read into jthe testimony. In the confession crawford said that John Ray had sent a note to the girl with one of his brothers asking tier to return home the evening of the attack. According to the confession, he and Ray watched the girl leave the school and then took a short cut across the hills and Intercepted her when she was within 100 feet of the CONTtSlBI) ON PAOE fY>rR Howe Quits U. S. Post To Direct Plumb Plan ? j f rederick C. Howe, commissioner of 1 immigration at the port of New York has tendered his resignation to Presi dent Wilson and will take up the work of executive director of the Conference on Democratic Railroad j Control, It was announced at the headquarters of the Plumb P|an league last night. 89 Per Cent Discharged; Army Now 421,988 Men | Eigrhty-nine per cent of men I in the army when the armistice was I sipned have been demobilized, the War Department announced today. | Since November 11. 3.286,934 offl | cers and men have been discharged. I leaving: the present strenpth 421,988. ON TRAIL OF PROFITEERS mam i C CJ&umj&y New York, Sept. 6.?Sixty thousand women, in community councils, are pledged to act every day in their marketing as spe cial investigators for the Food Administration. They report profiteering to the council chairman, Mrs. C. C. Rumsey, who starts the machinery of the law in motion. POLICE UNION WILL NOT QUIT Stands Solidly Against the Com mission Order to Leave Amer ican Federation of Labor. Four members were added to the roster of the Washington policeman'* union last night when the union met in Musicians' Hall to talk over pros pects for winning the flrht against the District Commissioners to retain affil iation with the American Federation of Labor. Behind closed doors, the policemen discussed the situation pro and con. and It Is understood that optimism was the keynote of the confab, ac cording to President L. E. Draeger. It was decided to retain affiliation with the A. F. of L#. and await the decision of the courts. Members are bein^r added as the fight progresses. Resignations of a few members will be held over until the regular meeting next Thursday night. It is thought that these members will reconsider their decisions to quit the union, was the comment mad^ by 1* E. Draeger, president of the union. Retail Clerks' International Pro tective Association. Local No. 262. last night announced its financial and moral support to the Police men's I'nion. Civilians Rapidly Leaving Petrograd Helslngfors. Sept. 6.?It Is reported that in consequence of the expected I Allied offensive against Petrograd j the civilian population has been re moved from Petrograd. Krasnay agorka and Oranienburg and quar tered in various towns in the in terior. Admiral Kolchak also is reported to have removed his headquarters to I Novo Nlcolalevsk. Gen. John Pershing Will Be in Washington September 17 The intimate personal story of the man who led America's forces to victory, told for the first time, will appear in a series of articles, the first of which will be printed in THE WASHINGTON HERALD Monday. This great story was written for The Washington Herald by HAROLD F. WHEELER, who traveled to every place in this country where Gen. Pershing had lived or had been known, and gathered at large expense a great mass of interesting detail, which makes the story above all things a human document cer tain to appeal to all. The incidents of Gen. Pershing's life were obtained from relatives and intimate friends of the General, arid the story is illustrated with valuable photographs secured from their private collections. Many interesting and thrilling episodes in Gen. Pershing's life never before made public are contained in this story. It is the first time the REAL story of Gen. Pershing has been told, and it will hold every Herald reader in a thrilled grip of interest. PERSHING DUE TOMORROW AT HOBOKEN PIER Commander of A. E. F. to : Get Ovation Stepping Down Gangplank. j (Jen. John J. Pershing will arrive off Ambrose Light at 4 a- m. tomorrow and under favorable conditions willj ; dock at Hoboken at 8, according to a j radio from the transport Leviathan | bearing him homo Aboard the I^eviathan are 3.4P1 offi cers and mm and twenty-two ci vilians. Among the units is the com-j posite regiment of ninety-five officers and 3.021 men, representing practically 1 every division in the A. K. F Accom- | panying Pershing are his son. War-' r?n. and Maj. Gens. Andre W Brews ter. John L. Hines. Charles P. Sum-: merall and Brig. Gen. Robert C. Da-1 vid. When Gen. Pershing arrives in Now York, part of the official welcome will! be the presentation of a beautiful j Virginia thoroughbred saddle horse. The horse is the gift of some of his j many admirers and has been taken to' New York so that the commander of the American Expeditionary Force can ride him in the parade on Fiftl avenue. The horse comes from the stock farm of John Kennedy, near Staunton. Virginia, and was pur continued on* page pofp.. Messenger Boy and 13 Pieces of Mail Gone The police last night were asked by the Postoffice Department to i search for Richard P. Fleming. Iff. 3451 Holmead place, a special deliv ery messenger qf the city postofflce, who disappeared last Sunday, fall ing to account for thirteen piece* of special mall entrusted to him for delivery. There is a warrant for j his arrest. PRESS-TIME FLASHES Nogales, Ariz., Sept. 6.?J. M.Soto, a wealthy cattle man. and influential politician of the State of Sonora, Mexico, and Santiago Coto, his attorney, were murdered at a small So nora town last night, accord ing to word received here late today. Both men were be headed, advices said. Indianapolis, Sept. 6.?The will of the late C. W. Fair banks, former Vice President of the United States, was put in jeopardy today when his daughter, Mrs. Adelaide Tim mons started proceedings to break it. She alleges he was of unsound mind; that the will was unduly executed; that it was procured under false pre tenses. and that it was ob tained by undue influence. PACT WiLL WIN, SAYS PRESIDENT 'Shirt-sleeve" Audience it Des Moines Gi ves Wile Demonstration W h e t Chief Executive Declare: Ratification Is Assured "HURRAH FOR WOODY.' BIG CROWD SHOUT! World Waiting to Know Whether to Trust or De spise Us; Rejection M^> Mean Spread of Bolshe vism. He Warns. By HUGH BAILLIE Coliseum. Drs Moines. lo*a Sept. 6.?Bringing to tlir people 01 tho Central West his appca for acccptancc of tl?o peace treaty President Wilson laced a nois> throng here tonight. The Presidential special pullec into Des Moines at 8 p. m. Thf shrill yells of hundred* of voices mingled with the noise of hanc clapping?already very tamiltai sounds to those accompanying th< President?greeted him as hf walked through the station anc entered his automobile for th? J parade to the hall. I Despite the heat and his strenu-J 0U* speaking effort* during thefl last three days, the PrrsidenM looked a? frech a* the day hf^ left Washington. His ?tep wa? brisk, and he waved hi* hat cheer ilv, smiling his appreciation Tknii?iiiid? Flank Mrret*. Tt was Saturday night, whole fami lies were down town. and thr rou'f to the Coliseum was flanked t?\ thou sands who were determined to ????? President and get c'o?c to htm At *ome point* the police had u work maintainmc their lin^s Tl>- ? was an overflow roeetinc output** '? * Co Use Tim Thi uprcaT that rwt s*r Wilson's snivel there evidently ?re prised th*? audience inside. f-M ???..? tered cheering hrjran pvoii *????? ? ? entered Mr? Wilson wa? t?M-eiv?-? with applause. to which ?be ineli?<? ? her h^ad. and th^re \*a? a grr-a craning of necks and shuffling of ?* a? effortp were made to sot * look at her But just then the Pi? dent entered and all other soui.-i' were obliterated in thr din thai hrot. loose the instant he was porn Plnnek Meet Truln. An the President'p ppc-ia' an proaehed th" city at dwk, a squad*-, of airplanes met it. swooping rlo-e to t'.ie roof?5 of the cars, the a via too dropping flowers as TVs Moines* fir?t tribute to the Chief Executive Thi sky epcort kept with the speeding train as it swept into th* environ* of the city. Predicts Victory for Treaty. The peace treaty will be ratified i>y America. President Wilson 'old ar enthusiastic audience here last -*lffht. Only a handful of men are against It, the President asserted His prediction of victory for the learue of nations wa* the signal for a wild demonstration, many leaping to fjeir feet, waving flags When the American people hav? heard his report on the treaty, and make their wishes known, there will be no flght over it. he declared The President said he had no fear of failure, that he wap confident of America's acceptance Wilson addressed a shirt-sleeve audience tonight. The heat was op pressive. and many men had the?r coat a off They seemed eager i-i cheer, and the President's talk mas punctuated by yells, whipfles and whoops Pray* for ike >e??a?e. Bishop Longley. of the Episcopal dtoeese of Des Moines, delivered an invocation, in which he prayed bot?? for the President and for the Sen ate. Wilson, rising to speak wa* greeted with shouts of "Hurrah for Wood row!" "The world is desperately in nerd of the settled conditions of peace, it cannot wait much longer, and it Is waiting upon us." President Wilson said. He cited Russia as an example of what might happen to the little na tions created and freed by the war. If they were not cared for by ths I league of nations Rejection of ?1 may mean a spread of Bolshevism, he warned. Huge sum? of money are deposit**! In such csLpitals as Stockholm, ho #a.id. to finance the spreading of gov. eminent bv disorder and terror.'' -Even this beloved land of ours may be distracted and distorted by this poison." he said. "How long must we be kept waiting for th? CONTINUE!) OK PAGE l*WO.