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t > !. - THE WEATHER C. S. JTOR1SCAJ* Today Rain in ?e morning, followed by clearing and coc^r weather. Highest temperature yesterday 80, lowest 72. THE WASHINGTON HERALD The Net Circulation of This Newspaper Yesterday Was 40,351 ALL THE NEWS ?*0 the time?telegraph, cable and local new*?it found in The Washington Her aid ?brightly and briefly told?most up-to-tbe minute news pictures erery day. NO. 4713 WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23. 1919. ONE CENTiL^-^ SEVEN SHOT DOWN IN STEEL STRIKE RIOT NEGRO BOY LET LOOSE IN MURDER Release of "Buck" Fletcher Indicates Police Believe Capture of Sylvia Will Give Them Real Clew to The Slayer of Wood. FINGER PRINTS ON IRON BAR MAY SOLVE CRIME Former Policeman Starr, Who Fled on Day of the Murder of Soda Fountain Clerk, Is Expected Here Early This Forenoon. Alonzo "Buck" Fletcher, negro porter of the Liggett drug store, in the Westory Building, was released by the police yesterday aitfnocn, followinj 3 rigid in ?- cfl'gation wh'ch convirced the police that he had no connection with the murder of Emmett E. Wood, soda fountain clerk, a mys tery attracting nation-wide atten tion. Especiaf attention was directed toward Flctcher when he failed to report to work the morning the body of Wood was found dead, his skull crashed, in the basement of the Westory Building $>rrd by FlnRfr Prints. Fletcher's innocence was estab lished partly by finger prints found on the three-foot iron bar used as ^the death weapon. The rough sur face of the bar. it was thought at first, would make the taking of fin ger prints impossible, but tedious ef forts of experts finally were re warded and their discovery proba bly will aid greatly in establishing the murderer's guilt With the release of Fletcher, at tention now is directed to Joseph Sylvia, former superintendent of the Liggett soda fountain where Wood wemployed, and Henry Ar thur Starr, the former policeman, who absconded with $532 of the Seventh street Liggett store while awaiting trial for killing Leroy Mc Leod. July 9. Sylvia's capture is most desired by the police. Starr on His Way Hrrf. Starr, with a woman companion, is on the way to Washington from Cincinnati in custody of a Wash ington detective. T>ve train is due here at 9 o'clock this morning. The police again are hot on the trail of Sylvia, it was learned last night. Sylvia, in company with a woman, ^passed through Cincinnati last week and continued on to St. Louis. Starr and his companion, who gave her name as Margaret James, when they were apprehended, told the Cincinnati police they also were on the way to St. Louis. ' Once Were in One Party. It is concluded bv the Washington police that Starr and Sylvia, with the two women, at one time were a single party, although they arrived separ ately at Cincinnati. U is believed Sylvia and his com panion left the train at Huntington. W. Va.. or at some other point and made their way through Cincinnati without attracting attention. It bccamo known yesterday that1 Sylvia was the last man seen with , Wood before the latter was slain. | Sylvia entered the basement of the i CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT WILSON TO GREET BELGIAN ROYALTY t Reno. N"ev? Sept 22.?President Wil 1 son will personally welcome King Albert of Belgium and Queen Eliza beth on their arrival in the United States on October 4. it was decided today. The President will greet the royal visitors at Hoboken and will escort them to Washington, where they are to be the personal guests of the Pres ident and Mrs. Wilson at the White House. War Wreaki Havoc On Corset*, Too!! New York. Sept. '?L?The French corset makers, too. have their griev ances against the conditions brought about by the war. according to Lydia Coatee, designer of women's clothes, who has Just arrived on the French liner La Lorraine. The French women since the war have become more athleOc. and have decided the corset is not needed, with t the result that the bank rolls of the corset manufacturers have suffered . heavy casualties. The corset makers are up in arms against the present oX P&rlik "" * HERO-CARDINAL ARRIVES IN D.C. WITHOUT POMP Mercier, Primate of Bel gium, Pleased At Ab sence of Ceremony. With no crowd on hand to greet him. not even representatives of the press. Cardinal Mercier. primate of Belgium, arrived in Washington yes terday afternoon. The cardinal came from Baltimore ' on the Washington Baltimore and Annapolis Railway and alighted from j a private car at Fifteenth and H streets northwest, at 5 o'clock. The j few people In the vicinity recognized i him at once and greeted the heroic churchman with a silence almost reverent As all true heroes he was extremely j modest, and the absence of pomp or j ceremony seemed to please him im- \ mensly. Tall, straight as an arrow, j his 68 years alone betrayed by the I whiteness of his hair, he gave every j appearance of being a twentieth j century crusader. Cardinal Plainly Attired. He was attired in the street dress ? of his rank?a black cassock with a red silk sash about his waist, the 1 ends falling gracefully. A tiny silk I Belgian flag and a red badge, such j as delegates wear at a convention, j were his sole decorations. His black hat with red and yellow ailk hat cord ; and a vivid red skull cap completed j his dress. Forming the reception committee ( awaiting his arrival from Annapolis, j where he addressed the cadets of the j Naval Academy, were Prince Regi nald de Croy, Albert Sergysel, First 1 Lieut. Philip Barbier, of the Belgian Fmbasay, representing their govern- j ment, and Rev. F. X. Havey, supe- | rior of the Sulpician Seminary; Rev. j George Dougherty, D.D., of the Cath- j olic University; Rev. Joseph B. Kev ins, D.D., and Rev. W. C. Milholland, j St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore, rep- j resenting the Roman Catholic Church. T. Edward Murtaugh, of the Potomac Division, American Red ; Croes. was the only other member of the welcoming party. Immediately upon the cardinal's ar- j rival here the little band of attaches and priests boarded the parlor car CO STINTED ON PAGE TWO. 3 DEMOCRATS REVEAL THEIR TREATY VIEWS Expected Opposition of Ashurst, Thomas and Smith Now Open. FORCED TO TAKE STAND Hiram Johnson Fighting Mad Over Having Been Called Off Tour. Attacks on the peace treaty by Democratic Senators overshadowed yesterday all other developments in the treaty light in the Senate. Senator Reed, in a speech which held the Senate spellbound from 2 until 6 o'clock, denounced the whole treaty as "a shameful and traitorous bargain." and virtually charged President Wilson with having sur rendered into the bands of Great Britain the control of American af fairs. Senator Ashurst sent a telegram to the President notifying him that he and about seven other Senator? on the Democratic side would be un able to vote against the Johnson amendment to give the United States the same number of votes as the British empire in the league of na tion? assembly. Prepares Reservations. Senator Hoke Smith announced that he had prepared a set of reserva tions which will be similar to those proposed by the Foreign Relations Committee, in that they will have to be accepted by the other powers before the United States completely ratifies the treaty. The principal res ervation will be directed against Ar ticle X. of the league covenant. Senator Thomas made public a let ter written by him to the Democratic committee of bis State, in which he d*ecmred he could not support the treaty In its present form and would vote for strong reservations. Sen ator Thomas said he was nnable to CONTINUED ON PAGB EIGHT. ARRIVAL OF CARDINAL MERCIER IN WASHINGTON The famous prelate who defied the Germans is seen stand ing beside Cardinal Gibbons. RESCUED AFTER 11 DAYS IN OPEN BOAT i Tampa. Ha.. Sept 22.?Twelve ship I wrecked sailors, members of crews of the steamers Bayronto and Lake j | Winona, were landed here early to- | 1 day after weathering: mountainous seas for eleven days in an open beat. Eleven of the men, including Chief Officer Moodie. were survivors of the Bayronto. and the other, a Porto Rico ? negro, was a member of the crew ' of the LAke Winona. The Bayron | to's boat came upon the negro In a ] water-logged skiff and took him on , board. i The Bayronto foundered September j 11 off Dry Tortugas, the survivors 1 said today. They stated they existed ? for six days on rain water, biscuits and raw fish. Girl Works Her Way to America as Coal Passer Hoboken. N. J.. Sept- 21?With her hair cropped short and wearing a woman's wig. Elsie Wllaon. an Eng- | lish girl, who says she worked her way to America from Southampton. England, as a coal passer on the transport Plattsburg seven weeks ago. was arraigned today on a charge of being a disorderly person. "I cut my hair off short and got a ! suit of sailors' clothes," she said. "J walked on board the Plattsburg at Southampton and asked for a Job. They gave me a place as a coal 'Please don't send me back." she pleaded *TH take anything you want to give me here, but If I go back I'll get five years." FATHER, 74, SEES SON 50, FOR THE FIRST TIME Anderson. Ind.. Sept. 23.?John Wea- I ley Phelps, aged 74. Civil War veteran, i and John O. Phelps, aged 50, his son, I Baw each other for the first time in I I this city late last night. j The elder Phelps explained that he j had attended the national convention I of the Grand Army of the Republic at j Columbus, Ohio, and, having heard that his son lived in Anderson, be j stopped here. J. W. Phelps was married in 1867 at i Carthage. Rush County, and in L>e I cember he and his wife moved to | Missouri, where a daughter was born. I J His wife's parents visited the family j and Mrs. Phelps decided to return to j Indiana with her parents, according to I Mr. Phelps. Three months later John O. Phelps I I was born at Cathage. Mr. and Mrs. ' Phelps were divorced and both have j remarried. Take Drastic Action Against Frat Dances Syracuse, N. Y., Sept 22.? Chancellor Day of Syracuse University in a bit ter denunciation of the jazz dances, j intimated today at a meeting of men students that fraternities may be ousted from the university if any mor^ midnight bathing parties by co-eds are held. * i He said that one chapter recently l gave a dance which lasted until 2 in j the morning, after which the dancers went on a swimming party until breakiast Those who participated in j that affair have been barred from the university. INTERESTED LISTENER U. S. Peace Delegates Told That Port Must Be Internationalized. Paris, Sept. 22.?President Wilson has cabled instructions to the Ameri can peace delegation here, which give them a greater latitude in the negotia tions concerning the settlement of the Adriatic problem, including the disposition of Fib me. This announcement at American j peace headquarters was aocompanicd j by the reservation, however, that Mr. 1 * I Wilson insists upon the international- | ization of the port of Fiume. The way of placing the city of I Flume under Italian sovereignty now appears open, provided Italy agrees to the internationalization of the port. American peac-? delegates were anx ious to make it plain this afternoon that President Wilson's latest in structions do not involve a hack down on his part. Fear Outbreak Imminent. Admiral Andrews, American naval i commander in the Adriatic, reported j this afternoon disquieting demonstra- t tions at Zira and elsewhere by the j Italian populations. His message indi- j cated the fear that clshes between the J Italians and Jugo-Slavs might break out any moment. Government officials scout Cje idea that the reported landing of Amer ican Marines at Biocari, Ave miles east of Fiume. has any application to the present tenure of the Adriatic city by d'Annunzio. The State, War and Navy Depart ments are all agreed that the United States has no function, at present at least, in the settlement of the trouble caused by d'Annunzio in capturing Flume. NO TRACE OF 450 LOST IN WRECK Key West, Fla., Sept. 22.?The fate of the 450 passengers and crew of the Spanish steamer Valbanera was stiil a mystery today. Identification of the vessel lying In forty feet of water oil Rebecca Shoals Lighthouse as the j Valbanera has been established by j divers. Rear Admiral Decker, commander of j the Seventh Naval District, reported to the Navy Department at Washing- I ton that his investigation of the j wreck showed that no effort was made J to lower the port lifeboats, but that ! some of the starboard boats were off | their davits. Decker said that no bodies were seen in the hull, or in the vicinity of the wreck. Young Woman Held In $1,000,000 Bond Theft St. Louis, Sept. 22.?Mrs. Fannie An toine, aged 26, is under arrest on a warrant issued in Kansas City charg ing implication in the theft of H.000,00) worth of Liberty bonds The bonds were stolen from thirl*-two banks. Death of Man Ba res Joint Will of Three Making: your will on the commun ity plan is the latest! Perhaps it's the high cost of at torney fees. Anyway, a joint will of three persons was filed for probate in the District Supreme Court yesterday. Dated January 27. 1919, and made in Halifax, Nova Scotia, thia joint will of Harry Fessenden Meserve, his wife, Helen Struve Meserve, and their adopted daughter. Lascelle Jean Me serve. 1325 R street nortliwest, pro vides that in case fine dies the sur vivors will get all property of all sorts left. No executor is named in the will, which was filed for probate here by Attorney H. Stanley Hinrichs be cause one of the trio. Helen Struve Meserve. is dead. The will of Daniel V. H. Groesbeck. of Branch County, Michigan, was also tiled for probate yesterday by his son. Walter D. Groesbeck, of this city, who receives the estate and is named executor. WEDDING FOLLOWS RULING OF COURT "This is the picturesque ending of a perfect Police Court day.** remark ed Policeman Thomas Oriani as Ar thur Washington and Eliza Hall stood before the bar of the court and prom ised Judge McMahon they would wed and love, honor and cherish each other. They were jointly charged with misdemeanor, and testimony was given against them by Policeman Fred G. Stang and M. H. Jacobs. The couple left the court under gruard and returned later with a certificate showing they had been made man I and wife. They were released from ! custody. "Here's a marriage present." sa)<l Pat O'Connor, passing the wife a greenback. Six Months' Pay for Casualties' Next of Kin j A bill to provide six months' pay j to the nearest kin of any regular ! army man whose death results from t wounds or disease not resulting from his own conduct was passed by the Senate yesterday. ' This bill would restore an old stat j ute which was repealed by Implica ; tion in the war risk insurance act. Opera Star Returns to U. S. After 3 Years' Internment New York. Sept. 22?Emmy Des tinn, the Bohemian opera star, w"_io was interned by the Austrian gov ernment for three years because she had taken out her first papers as an American citizen, returned to America today on the FVench liner, Lorraine. She was very bitter against her internment. "I've been Interned," she said, "for t'.iree years at ray castle in Bohe mia. I went there In May. 1916. to pay a visit, just after I had ap plied for my citizenship papers in America." % ft * INVITE 15 FOR LABOR PARLEY Gompers Names One Woman to Conference Here October 6. President Samnel Gompers of the American Federation of Labor today announced the name? of the fifteen representatives of labor to be sub mitted to President Wilson for nom ination as participants in the capitaj and labor conference to be held here October 6. President Gompers. Secretary Frank Morrison, Treasurer I>anie! J. Tobin and six of the vice presidents of the American Federation of La bor are on the list. One of the fifteen representatives is a woman. I Sara -A- Conboy of New York and Boston, representing the Textile j Workers of America. j Another labor leader named is M. F. Tlghe, who was a member of the steel workers* committee which signed the statement issued by the : presidents of the twenty-four inter j national unions in the stqel indus i try call In if the strike. As Judge | Gary has already been named by the i President this will bring Mr. Gary i and Mr. Tighe together. The fifteen labor representatives , are: Samuel Gompers, Joseph F. Val entine. Frank DixfiPy. W. D. Mahon, T. A- Rlckert, Jacob Fischer. Mat thew Woll, Frank Morrison. Daniel J. Tobin, John L. Lewis, Sara A Con boy, William H. Johnston, Paul Scharrenberg, John Donlin and M- F. Tighe. ALBERT THINKS HATRED WILL LAST FOR YEARS London, Sept 22.?"Belgian hatred of the Germans must continue for years, j I do not doubt that commercial rela | tions will be resumed; that is natural, but you can imagine that the hate will live for a long time," said King Al bert of the Belgians. "The worst thin* the Boches did after violating our neutrality was to shoot six hundred civilians. Then there was wanton destruction of fac tories and the deportation or civilians, which took the Germans back to the P re-mediaeval times. These things will never be forgotten and forgiven. "Nobody at the beginning thought the war would last as long as it did and everybody was surprised it | ended so quickly." Belgium's people expected more from the Peace Conference. King Al?>ert said, but he thought the success or the league of nations depended on the spirit in which the nations entered it. Too Dry for Former Major. Poughkeepsle, N. Y.. Sept. 22. ? William H. Frank, millionaire brew er. and former mayor here, today announced hfs intention of going to Switzerland to escape prohibition. New Polish Envoy Coming. Prince Lubomirsky, new Polish Min ister to the United States, is expect ed to arrive in Washington in the middle of November, the State De partment uupimced yesterday. STRIKE LESS EFFECTIVE ON FIRST DAY THAN LEADERS EXPECTED;PREDICT SPREAD _________y Hesitancy of Men in Heart of tHe Industry To Go Out Is a Surprise?Shutdown in Indiana and Illinois More Complete Than In the East?Armed Forces Everywhere. Pittsburg, P?? Sept. 22.?The steel strike cast it* shadow mm the country today, but the density of the shadow was in dispute to night. leaders of both sides claiming the advantage in the upmaig bout of what is frankly regarded by all as destined to be the giiateat I contest in the history of American industrialism. Regardless of all claims by interested parties, in tins borae ca ter of the steel industry, the strike was bat partly effective, the m? jority of the plants remaining in operation. Their forces were reduced by defections estimated at from T5 I per cent to 65 per cent. A very small percentage of the men who ui? were native bonL | Officials of the U. S. Steel Corporation declared that fnCy 95 per cent of employes who walked out were foreigners. Coarpanle* Ctafan Victory. They also claimed that not more tlian from 10 to 2P per cent of their workmen had struck. This statement flatly contradicted by w?rt?m Z. Foster, secretary of the national committee for organising tron and steel workers, of the American Fed eration of Labor. Foeter declared that In the Pittsburg district ?U>00 men had struck, and that 3BP.OOO men had walked oat from the 16 plant* scattered through twenty States of the country. At the Carnegie pi ant m HomeKexd a crowd gathered smd refused to dis perse at the command of State con stabulary. Eleven men were arrested after horsemen charged through the masaed man. Depoty aberiffs claim to have townd seventeen revolvers In workmen's pockets at Clairtoc. Union organis ers denied it. Investigation of the clash at dairton yesterday revealed that three men and women were beat ! en by maces in the hands of con r stabulary. I Secretary Foster charged that In i EH wood City discharged soldiers were wearing army uniforms while guard ing steel mills, to make workmen be lieve Federal troops had been out. Varied Reperta Hftrl Reports regarding the extent of j the strike's effectiveness, even from sources entirely disinterested, differ widely. One summary made late to day declared the strike was effec j tfrve tn thirteen centers, each having I its own group of plants; partially | effective in ten, and noo-effectlv? in I ten. In the ten placed tn the partially j effective list were Pittsburg, Clair - j too. Homestead, Braddock, E>o ? (juesne, Meroer and V andergrift. ! Pa, and Chicago, Cleveland ana j Milwaukee. I In the non-effective I*rt were Mc | Kee sport. Coatesvllle. and Lancas ter, Pa.; Sheffield and Arrairtem. Ala.; j and Canton, Elyria. Lorain. Alliance ) and ZanesvUle, Ohio. Those centers in which the strike 1 was effective were given as Sharon, j Monessen and Johnstown. Pa, Gar^ > and South Chicago, Ind.; Joliet, Ilia, | Pueblo, Col_ Martin* Ferry and Yoan^stown, Ohio, Buffalo, N. FairfleM. Ala^ and Wheeling. W. Ya. Ninety per cent of the steel workers of America answered the strike can Blood Is Shed in Clash at Carnegie Mill in Newcastle Newcastle. Pa., Sept. n.? Seven persons including two women, were shot in the streets of this city tonight daring a fight between strik ers and their sympathiser* on one side and police, deputy sheriffs and mill guards on the other. The Newcastle clash oc curred in front of the Car negie Steel Company plant at sundown, when the day shift came off and the night shift began to file through the gates. For half an hour the crowd of joo men and women surged back and forth while the po lice and special guards at tempted to beat them back. Revolver shots sounded above the tumult at frequent intervals. A woman seeking her son, who is employed in the plant, dropped bleeding from a ballet wound. An other woman standing in a doorway fell with a bullet in her neck and another in her leg. Stones and bricks came in volleys as the mob strug- } gled until by sheer physical force the guards and police scattered them. tods?. JM ? I tfj to 4L report DKk nfcftrt to th? Nctkxial f ?i orgajaizmg rteri nxuL iron iportan WHtm Z. Pooler. the eecrecsJi xxrer, in c*jbj ie here. Oat of men ml least CT.1g> w&Jked oct. st&ted. maA rftrfkm he ptxw11nwi. Mr. Faster emQed after lotfr iiFt of fll^ree ?bo*?iQfc fee retetfwe number of men h* tn tb* ?tr?ke to ?artoaa ~Z sboakl s&j the sftuatta? ouwrncrro am pagz kmkt. Telegrams from the Steel Centers PITTSBURG?Homestead plant, largest in this district, was operating with little trouble. Carnegie Works in city in full blast. Mostly foreigners out CHICAGO?Many of mills in and near Chicago were dosed down yesterday. A few plants operating with cnrtailed forces. GARY, IND.?Eight out of twelre blast furnaces were banked ? yesterday. Steam engineers walk out despite order of their union. SHARON, PA.?Only one plant at Sharon, Pa_, seriously affect ed by strike. JOHNSTOWN, PA.?Twehre thousand men walked out, say union officials. PHILADELPHIA, PA?Little effect felt here. CLEVELAND?At least 15,000 men ont here Union sailors quit steel company's freighters. Many plants idle. CANTON, OHIO?All plants, except one, operating yesterday, ing. DENVER, COLO.?Derrrer plant of Colorado Fuel and Iron Company doses. I WHEELING, W. VA?All steel plants in this district are shut* down. Approximately 8,000 are out YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO?A boot 90 per cent of men quit at most plants. Railroad mill men threaten to strike. PLANTS AT FOLLIWING CITIES NOT AFFECTED BY STRIKE?Atlanta, Ga.; Lorain. Ohio; Columkoj, Ohm; SL ' Louis; Pottsrille, Pa.; Harris burg. Pa.; Toledo, Ohio; Berret, Pa.; Reading, Pa.; Warren, Ohio. Neither sid? -would |J>? definite figures as to the somber of men out mt mt work.