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C. 8. FORECAST Today?Fair and continued warm. Highest temperature yesterday, 94; low est. 69. THE WASHINGTON HERALD The Net Circulation of This Newspaper Yesterday Was 41,236 ALL THE NEWS ?all the time?telegraph, cable and local news?is found in The Washington Her aid ?brightly and briefly told?most up-to-the minute news pictures every day. NO. 4699 WASHINGTON. D. C., TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 9. 1919. ONE CENT EUewbere Tw? Obu. JOB'S FINISHED, SIR! UNIONS BACK D. C. POLICE AGAINST DISCHARGE ORDER * Flings Hot Resolution in Face of District Commissioners Who Ordered Patrolmen To Leave A. F. of L. or Turn in Badges. Representing all union men In Washington, the Central Labor Union last night adopted a resolution scoring action of the District Commissioners in demanding the resignations of all policemen who insist on remaining af filiated with the American Federation of Labor. An eiecutive committee of the union, composed of B. W, Payne. Harry Hollohan. N. A. James. I. E. Toon. W. H. Schaiff. T. II. Jones and J. R. Hartloy. presented the resolution. "The Central I-abor Union denies." reads the resolution, "that the Police ARMY OFFICER IN WILD RIDE Man Giving Name of Lieut. Col. Williams Arrested At Baltimore. Baltimore. Sept. 8.?Charged with op erating an automobile while under the Influence of liquor, a man in the uniform of an officer, who said he ?u Lieut. Col. Richard WQHtna, at tached to Marine Corps headquarters. Washington. Is locked up tonight after a wild automobile ride, k Fifteen miles from Baltimore on the Baltimore-Annapolis boulevard a col ored man was hurled from his buggy and fatally injured; a colored pedes trian was also hit and injured, and an automobile carrying four white women was struck, the passengers escaping serious Injury. With Col. Williams, when the ac cident occurred. * as a naval officer who succeeded in escaping when. It Is charged, the car turned into a corn field. leaving his cap. coat and col lar behind him. CoL Williams Is also charged with driving the car without a license. Iajarcd by Acid. Citric add injured the eyes of Howard, Statkhou?e. 811 Webster .?treat, employed at the Department of Agriculture, when Stackhouse ^tumbled and fell on Thirteenth street northwe?t. wfcU* carrying . a two-gallon bottle of the acid. He waj treated at Smergeacy Hospital. men's Union. In continuing it5 affilia tion with organized labor, will be sub jected to any divided authority; that union will be American first, its mem bers true to their obligation to be loyal to the recognized authorities; and this far-fetched reason alleged by the chairman of the board for the enunci ated policy loses all its force and light-weightedness in the well-known fact that there would have been no such policy announced, no such order promulgated, if the Policemen's Union j had admitted members of the police fore? ranking higher than privates. "And if it be true, as is alleged, that I those In authority have threatened that policemen who retain their affilia tion with organized labor shall not be ' granted the increase in salary to I which it is admitted they are entitled. ! then those In suthority are seeking J even the very flimsiest excuse for j withholding from these tried and prov en efficient public servants that which j they have earned and should receive." LEGLESS VETERANS OF TWO WARS MEET Both minus right limbs. Robert A_ Lyman, an A. E. F. veteran, and his grandfather, James A. Whitky. veteran of the civil war. met at the Union Station last night for the flrst tltne since the beginning of the great war. Tears of Joy trickled down the aged man's countenance as he greet ed his hero grandson. They depart I ed on a late train for their home at Grand Rapids, Mich. Anti-Rent Hog BiD Waits District Okeh District Corporation Counsel Con rad H. Syme has been asked by the Senate District Committee to study their tentative bill designed to curb rent profiteering in Washington and touch It up in such respects as he deems advisable. Chairman Ball's sub-committee 1 yesterday submitted the bill to the : whole committee, which accepted it without debate. This means that In a short time Washington will have a fair rent commission of four members who will have the last say on all rtialty ^tangles, framers of the bill say. They also declare that when the new legislation Is put in effect, shortly afterward, the Sauls bury resolution will be nullified, j 2 WALTER REED MEN IN CRASH I _ Arms of Chester Irving and Antonio Dana Are Shat tered When Sightseeing Bus Scrapes a Truck. SOLDIERS ARE TAKEN TO OPERATING TABLE Accident on Sixteenth Street as Cars Are on Way to Mount Vernon With Crowd of Patients. The right arms of two Walter | Reed patients. Chester Irving and j Antonio Dana, were shattered at I 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon! when a motor bus in which they | were riding was forced into nar row quarters with a truck at Six teenth and Buchanan streets north- I west, on the way to Mount Ver non. One I* Serion* Condition. Private Irvine. 27. of the Medical Corp*. It was announced at Walter Reed Hoepital last night, was the more seriously Injured. He sustained fracture* on several parts of his arm i and his general condition is bad. Frl- j vate Dana, 25. of the Signal Corps. . sustained even more serious Injury to i his arm but his general condition is j good. Immediately after the accident the boys were rushed back to Walter Reed Hospital and put on the operat- j in? table. Am pa tat ions Net Necessary. I^ate last night doctors in charge of the boys announced they were resting easily and that no amputations had been necessary even though Irving's hand was almost torn off. Mrs. Margaret Zappone. director of activities for the War Camp Com munity Service, who was in charge of the trip, said last night that about twenty-five, boys were in the ill-fated bus. but none of the others was in jured. She explained that Irving and Dana 1 were looking back up Sixteenth street 1 with their arm3 hanging outside of I the motor vehicle when the driver was ! forced to graso between another bus j and a truck of bricks parked on the street, causing their arms to crash I Into the truck before anyone sensed j their danger. One truck had already i passed but none of the men in It had their arms beyond the rails. Saji Accident ITnavoidable. Mrs. Zappone was extremely upset 1 last night over the accident, which she deemed as unavoidable. "In the two years we have been conducting trip? for the boys." she remarked, "this Is the first time we have had an accident." After the two boys had been safely rushed back to the hospital the rest of the party of 200 wounded soldiers resumed their trip to Mount Vernon. Armed Miners Abandon March in Guyan Field | Huntington. W. Va_, Sept. 8.? (Threatened with the use of federal | troops and the revocation of their charters by District President Keeney. approximately 10.000 Kan awha river coal miners gave up j their march on the Guyan coal | fields and today were reported back at work. Hits Chinaman With ChopSuey In Treaty Fight A stranger, full of arguments on the | league of nations and the peace treaty, unloaded some of his opinions on Charlie Wee. who runs a Chinese restaurant at Fourth street and Penn sylvania avenue northwest, last night, and when Wee disagreed with his pa tron on the Shantung award the stranger unloaded a bowl of ohop suey in Wee's face. Anyway that's what Wee told Police man Eckhardt. when he found the lat ter on the Avenue and excitedly ex plained the matter. Smearing Wee's face with the chop yuey, the stranger simultaneously made a dash for the door with Wee in swift pursuit according to the enraged Chinaman's story. He de clared to Policeman Eckhardt that he chased the league of nations' exponent lor nearly a bloc*. ' j fl GEN. PERSHING, NATION'S HERO, WELCOMED HOME Tumultuous Acclaim Greets Leader of American Forces as Baker Presents Life Commission as General on Pier at New York?Happy to Feel Soil of America. New York, Sept. 8.?Back from the hell-fire of war-torn Europe he hai come; back from the ?hriek of the Hun-sent shell; back from tlfe grave-scarred, poppy-covered fields of Flanders; back from the moans of the wounded; back from the inferno of it all, "Our Johnny" has come marching home to be enveloped in the soft, velvety arms of American adulation and baptized with the tears of a joyous, happy American manhood, womanhood, boyhood and girlhood. Gen. Pershing stepped foot on American soil here at 9:20 a. m. today after an absence of more than two and one-half years, a period in which history was made and empires overthrown, and in which he played a leading role. As the big transport Leviathan warped into the dock, the din of whistles and cheering which had greeted him all the way through tke lower and upper bays was increased a hundredfold. PrfNatfd New CobubImIoii. Aa Pershing strode down the | gangplank the band played "To the General." After shaking hands with Secretary Baker the general kissed his two sisters. He was then es corted to a raised dias on the' pier. Secretary Baker. presenting Pershing with the certificate of his new commission as full general j said: "About two years and a half ago j by the President's direction. I had | the honor of designating you to lead the armies of the United States In France. Today you return, your mission accomplished, with victory written on the banners of the greatest army the nation has ever had and with the priceless founda tions of freedom and liberty saved for us and the world as the result of our participation In the war.** Wow Many Hw?n. With the right to be addressed as | "Sir John." with almost the entire alphabet strung after his name and I 1 wearing the crosses of the French i Legion of Honor; the Orde" of the Bath, of England; the Distinguished j Service Medal from his own United States and decorations from Italy and Belgium. Gen. John Joseph Pera'.iinR has returned to the Jand he loves, the land he haa yearned for every minute, every second of the time he has been In command of f.ie American Expedi tionary Force overseas as Just plain "Johnny." One misty, damp morning in Paris, when nothing was bright save the light in Gen. Pershing's steel colored j eyes, a little coterie of American and j French officers walked reverently to OONTINUED ON PAGE TWO. CHARGES HUBBY ! HAD OTHER LOVE \ | Other Woman's Letters | Start "My Hubby to Be," Wife Tells Court. Although a Washington woman Is named corespondent, the petition of <Mrs. Viola M. Bodecker for an ab I solute divorce from Charles U Bo | decker. former soldier, filed yesterday | in the District Supreme Court, con j tains a copy of a love-letter alleged j to have been received by Bodecker | from another woman In West Fitch* i burg. Mass. i The letter starts with "My own j (Hubby) to be" and contains an ad monition to Bodecker to "Do as I say now, dearest; I'm your boss In the future." In reference to Bodeck er-s alleged trip to West Fitchburg. which Justice Gould nipped In the bud by ordering him to stay In Wash ington. the alleged letter reads. "Don't you stay down there (Washington). ] I want you to come up to Massachu j setts to work, so I can keep an eye on you. Remember, If you stay down I there you are apt to form a false j Impression in my mind, which you can Judge from all appearances might j be." The letter is signed. "Tour wife to be, Al." ? On September 7 last. Mrs. Bodecker declares, her husband threatened to cut off her head with a trench knife. On another occasion when he visited j his home, the wife states, lie went a short way down the street and vis ited tho house of a woman who is named in the petition, coming back at 2 o'clock in the morning and get ting in the window. The wife Is represented by Attorney P. B. More bouse. Fire Damages Three Automobile*. Back-firing of an automobile be longing to Frank P. Nash in a garage at 710 O street northwest resulted in a fire that damaged three automo biles to the extent or WO lait night PERSHINGISMS )]L*faye?e, we are here!" . Jne ?rave? of our soldiers in France and England consti tute a perpetual reminder to our ?Hies of the liberty and ideals upon which the greatness of America rests." , ,',Vfayette's i? paid in full. "Our soldiers trod the road to victory, arm in arm with the French." . . ? ?ni a soldier, not a poli tician." "Keep your body and your morals clean." "We shot the buttons off their coats at Lexington and Bunker Hill?that's what we've got to do to the Germans." AFGHAN AMEER'S PLEA FOR PHACEi Message of Submission to Viceroy! Of India U as Recorded in Con ventional Oriental Terms. I Calcutta. India. Sept. I-The. Ameer of Afghanistan fn asking for peace, worded his appeal In the conventional oriental manner, describing the Vice roy. among of.ier things, as his "gracious and kind friend." and ap-! parentiy quite oblivioua of the extra- J ordinary manner in which he has been treating his "gracious and kind ! friend." Amanulla also professed to ' be "impressed wit, the natural peaoe Il0v1n? Inclination of the great British j I nation."?Which does credit to his dis-j ; cernment. considering the somewhat' | drastic methods by which the "great ! British nation" recently impressed i this same love of peace upon the ruler 1 j and peoples of Afghanistan. missingmessenger FOUND MURDERED New Tork. Sept. S.-Benjamln M Binkowitr, a Wall street messenger.; | who disappeared on August 12 with |?17S.OOO worth of liberty bonds, was found murdered today near Milford. Conn. The body, badly mutilated, was found on a fence and was iden tified as that of the missing messen ger. Inspector Faurot. of the New York police department, declared be believed the boy was murdered by professional criminals, who had en ticed him Into an automobile for this purpose when he left the office of Whitney & Co.. his employer* Mrs. Blnkowltz identified the pic lure of the body as "being that of her | son. Nine stab wounds on the chest were mute evidence that the roessen | ger had put up a desperate fight. I evidently to save the property he | was guarding. His head was almost ; severed from the body, his face was j cut in several layers and his right I hand here deep cuts | LETTER WRITER SAYS WENTZ BABY IS SAFE New Tork, Sept. 8. - Mrs. Elsa J Went*, whose baby. Arthur Philip | Went*, was stolen from a carriage on j July 39 at 150th street and Third ave nue today received an unsigned let ter which read: "Dear Madam?Your baby is In the best of hands and getting the best of care. Please don't worry. It will be returned to you as soon as we are finished. Very sincerely." The letter was turned over to Capt. Wihes. The letter was mailed at the Uraod Central Station poetofflay. / T ' Big Affair Planned for Gen. Pershing at Carnegie Hall In New York City, Is Called Off. DISCOVERED MANAGER HAD A POLICE RECORD He Is Taken to Headquar ters on an Old Charge of, Larceny When His Pic ture Is Found in Rogues i Gallery. New York, Sept 8.?The great] Victory Introductory reception to Gen. Pershing planned for tomor row night at Carnegie Hall was j called off late tonight when it was learned that the promoter of the function, David Harvey, had a police record and was said to be i number 25,431 in the rogues gal- ! Icry. The cancelling of the reception was made by the Mayor's Com mittee of Welcome. Harvey( was arrested and taken to police headquarters on an old charge of larceny. Information was given to Deputy Police Commissioner Lahey that Har vey was not only a professional pro moter, which U no crime, but that he ' had a police record. The reception planned for tomorrow ] vas to be one of the moct elaborate j ever staged In New York, and was to | 1 ave been conducted under the au- I spices of the George Washington Me morial Association, an organization of I the highest repute. The proceeds, which were expected to be very large, were to go to th*e association's *10.000.000 fund which :t is raising for. a memorial buildng in Washington for American soldiers, sailors and Marines. Mrs. Henry F. Dimook. a s.ster of the late Wm. C. Whitney, Secretary of i War under President Cleveland, heads | the George Washington Memorial As- ' sociation, whose plan for a memorial building has been sanctioned by Con gress and endorsed by President Wil son and a host of prominent citizens. No odium attaches to the association in the sudden calling off of the recep tion tonight, it was said. The memorial fund was to have been swelled by the sale of seats at from : $1.50 to $5 and boxes from $500 to $1,000. KELLYLEADING IN BALTIMORE Renominated for Sheriff While O'Meara Gets Committee Position. Baltimore, Md., Sept. 8.?John J. Mahon is credited at a late hour to night with winning the States at torneyship from a field of six in the Democratic primaries here today. The election Is close but it seems that John Pleasant will win the clerkship of Circuit Court No. 2. and Thomas F. McNulty, present incum bent, will retain that of sheriff. While "The" Kelly won with Dea con C- Little as candidate for clerk ship of the superior court, and is also believed to be leading in the fight for the Democratic State Cen tral Committee. Here the principal fight centers between Daniel J. Lo den, Mahon's chief lieutenant, and John J. O'Meara, who holds a simi lar position of trust with Kelly. The Republicans had only one contcst which was mainly a religi ous fight between Catholics and anti-Catholics the latter adopting a platform favoring leligious intoler ance and securing the aid of a group of Masons. At a late hour tonight the latter party was leading a close race. L Men Invited to Hear Talk on lMJ,ue The proposed covenant of a league of nations; shall it be Ratified? This question will be discussed by J. K. Davis. A. F. Arlington, C. ,L. Efbaugh and C. W. Mason before the^ Men's Club of Mount Vernon Place Church this evening at 8 o'clock. B. J. Laws, J. T. Lloyd and W. W. Mlllan. well known attorney?, will act as Judges. The meeting is open to men only, but is not restricted to members of the dab. STAIN ON AMERICA UNLESS TREATY ADOPTED-WILSON President's Speeches in Nebraska Demand Unreserved Acceptance of Pact by the Senate. Sioux Falls. N. D.t Sept. t.?The treaty must be accepted as It was "written or be rejected In Its en tirety. President Wilson told the people of Nebraska today. In his every appearance, the President reiterated his stand for unreserved acceptance. Any change In the text of the treaty means It must be submitted again to each signatory power. including: Germany. The President will speak tomor row in St. Paul and Minneapolis, with a night address at the latter place. ?'If I felt that I personally in any way stood In the way of this set tlement." he continued, "1 would be glad to die that It might be con summated because I hare a vision, my fellow citlsens, that If this i thing should by some mishap not j be accomplished, there would rest forever upon the fair name of this people a stain which could never be effaced, which would be Intoler able to every lover of America, in conceivable to any man who knew tho duty of America and was ready w!th stout heart to do It." The President made these re marks to an audience of 8,000 per sons in Omaha, the home of Sena ! tor Hitchcock, the administration's j leader in the flght for ratification i Teachers Cannot Get Lodgings in Detroit Detroit, Sept 8.?This city is so I crowded that teacher s employed to j come here cannot find rooms for lodging within their means Frsnk Cody, superintendent of schools, decided to appeal to the pastors of churches for help in finding suitable lodgings for the teachers who are unable to pay the high prices charged by rooming house keepers. Nearly 200 young women engaged by the Board of Education lsst July at the minimum salary of $9?0 a year, have come to the city with funds insufficient to keep them until the first pay day. Many have ' been forced to engage high-priced ! hotel rooms and others, new to the I city, are paying exorbitant sums for cots in downtown boarding ihouses. The majority of the new arrivals ?x* girlg U, lt'&Bd It r?*r? eld. of the treaty. He spoke following: ? str ?? t reception, which wu very dn!l in its aspect. Perhaps this was c m to th* fact that the Presi dent *a; driven through practically * ? ?.i ti??* ciiy. in the auditorium the audience, while not overly voclf :??u&. was most kindly disposed toward him and approved his state ment. His reception here tonight was as warm as Omaha was cooL | Once on the topic of reservations, the President used harsh words In de scribing the tactics of oertain Sen ators. Regarding those who oppose ooKTn*rn> on page two. LOVERS KILLED ON LONELY ROAD Mystery Surrounds Shoot Buffalo, N. Y . Sept- 8.-May Mess mer, 2S years old, and Norman W. Shear. 2S. both of this city, were ? found dead today on a lonely road j Just north of the Buffalo city Una. ? Both had been shot end the authorl I ties, after an Investigation, anno ino ed that there was no doubt that a | double murder had been enacted. The f couple were sweetheans of several years' standing An automobile tn ' which they had started on a trip was standing by the roadside The man's body* wa.? in the car. that of Miss Messmer on the ground. Apparently , she had been slain while malting an efTort to escape from the scene. DIbcon ery of the tragedy was made by two farmers, on the way to a field to do plowing Near the auto mobile were evidences of a struggle. The revolver used has not bean found. People living in the vicinity tell of j having seen a strange man in the neighborhood Sunday afternoon. Rob bery was apparently not the motive, for Shear's money was found on his person and the girl's Jewels were un touched. The sheriff's deputies think that jealousy might be ths explana tion. but they failed to find anything ing of Young Man and Woman.