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Fair: continued warm today and prob
! ably tomorrow. Highest temperature yester
I lay, 87; lowest. 66.
The Net Circulation of This Newspaper Yesterday Was 4! ,402
?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.
Police Report Confession
That Clears Up Series of
Bold Holdups of Motor
ists in the District and in
State of Virginia.
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
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.
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.
Take Cook, who has again found gold, and his cabin at
Copper Lake.
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
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
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.
Negroes Face Charge of Selling
Tea and Water for
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
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
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
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*.**.
Torn Shirt and Coat Also
Introduced in Trial of
Farm Hand Charged
With Complicity in Kill
ing School Teacher.
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
< 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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
'Shirt-sleeve" Audience it
Des Moines Gi ves Wile
Demonstration W h e t
Chief Executive Declare:
Ratification Is Assured
World Waiting to Know
Whether to Trust or De
spise Us; Rejection M^>
Mean Spread of Bolshe
vism. He Warns.
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
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
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
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?

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