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V. I. rrORKC AST To-ky?Fair; slightly yrenamt. ????t tMW?F?!. rtrf-nest w**?**ap**ntai-t yesterday, 75; ?aw? tst, 49. THE WASHINGTON The Net Circulation of This Newspaper Yesterday Was 40,464 a ? - " ? ' ' '* ' ? ALL THE NEW* kerf harm* -briijbdy and bnefly uM-moM erery day. NO. 4720 WASHINGTON. D. C. TUESD^T, SEPTEMBER 30, 1919. ONE CENT SL? BRITAIN ORDERS OUT RIOT TROOPS; CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS TO RUN TRAINS WILSON IS IMPROVED S?GHTLY Nervousness, Gravest Cause Of Worry Not ?So Extreme Monday, Says Bulletin by Dr. Grayson, Issued Late Monday Night. MAY LEAVE CAPITAL ? FOR "REST CURE" Montieello, Country Estate Of J. M..Levy, in Virginia Is Offered as Retreat for Preskfeut.While He Is Recuperating. At io ?'dock last night the following bulletin was issued at the White House by Admiral Grayson : "The President is slightly bet ter." President Wilson spent a fairly comfortable day yesterday. After a restless night he was able to get some sleep in the forenoon, and he enjoyed a short motor ride in the afternoon. The "rest and quiet" prescrip tion of Admiral Cary T. Gray |ion, the President'? personal phy sician, held full sway mt the White House. The President taw no callers, nor did he attend io any business. Some slight improve ment, however, was noted in his condition, and it is possible that be may leave the Capital soon for complete recuperation at a secluded retreat. His nervousness, which was one of the features of his illness which gave Dr. Grayson a cause for worry, was not as extreme yesterday, al though it persisted with him. Two Balletta? Dally. Until the President has completely recovered. Dr. Grayson Intends to Issue two bulletins daily about bis condition. His morning bulletin, made ?subtle at 10 o'clock, had this to say: Because of the President'? Ulne-? the King and Queen of Belgium, who ?re due to arrive In New York City on the George Washington Friday? will not visit Washington until the completion of their tour of the coun try. Thi? will bring them to the -?Capital about October 25, and they wll*. be the guests of the Preaident and Mrs. Wilson at the White House. Ottered Place te Rest. Montieello. the handsome estate in Virginia of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United State?, was tendered to President Wllion today as a retreat while recuperating from his Illness. Former Representative Jefferson M. Levy, the present owner, sent th? of fer to place Montieello at the Presi dent's disposal. Thank? were returned to Mr. Levy for his offer. He was informed that no plans had been made as yet re garding the President'? leaving the White House. D. C. LEGION POSTS TO NAME DELEGATE The first State convention of the District posts of the American Le gion will be held tonight at the War FCarap Community Club. 918 Tenth ?treet northwest, to select delegates to represent Washington at the na lonal convention at Minneapolis, Minn.. In November. Col. Lester Jones. Sate commander, will preside at the meeting, assisted by Lieut. E. S. Flake, U. S. N, aad representatives of th? twelve legion post? In this city will attend. At present the legion haa 6,000 mem ber? In the District, and la engaged in a vigorous campaign for Increased membership. A ?pecial post haa been formed for Teomanettes ?nd Mari nette?, and they will hav? an active Interest in the convention. Emma Goldman Fate Unknovrn. Chicago. Seept. 2?.?Emma Gold man, anarchist agitator, will leave for EHI? Island tonight, where ?he will face deportation chars;?? Octo ber J. She will visit her mother and t ?later at Rochester. N. T.. en rout?. Lt Cal T. F. Ryu Dit?. Fort Wayn?. Ind., Sop?, a,?Lieut ' CoL Thomas F. Ryan, TJ. S. army, head of regular army recruiting ?erv lce in Indiana, with headquarter? In Ia/tianapoUs. died suddenly her? today of heart disease. BACKBONE OF STEEL STRIKE SEEMS BROKEN -1* less Than 20 Per Gart of Workers Go Out at Beth lehem Plants. NO VIOLENCE REPORTED Gary to Appear Before the Senate Tomorrow?To Refute Testimony. -t Pittsburg, sept S.?The show down came today In the steel strike and or. the face of It the strikers lost, comparatively few men quit work, and their loes to the mills was more than offset by the number who returned to the shops. Light Is to be thrown upon the mill owners' side of th? controversy. It was learned today, by the appearance of Judge Gary before the Senate com mittee investitine the steal strike, at Waahineton on Wednesday. Judge Gary, who Is in New York, will leave tomorrow for Washing-ton, it waa ?aid. He is expected to ollar tastl mony in refutation of the allegation? that the strike was precipitated by bnital treatment of workers, discov ered by labor leaders who visited Pittsburg in a futile effort to secure a postponement of the strike until ?af ter the labor Conference at Washing ton on ?October ?S. The situation from now on bids fair to drag to a slow conclusion. with production seriously hampered In the district, but without any likelihood of the unlona developing ?ufflcient strength to force the op erators to term?. The fattura ot tke unions ta cloae the mills of the JBswtUaaVsrB Steel Company today gave strong; backing to this belief, i Unprejudiced observers, familiar I with conditions in the industry, look for victory for the mill own ers as a certainty, with slight con cessions made to the workers at the end. But on the main issue, recog nition of the unions, the companies have won the fight along the line. Violen?? was virtually absent to day. Prom Bethlehem. Chicago, Cleve land and Buffalo reports came in dicating the same "back to the mills" sentiment. Labor leaders were frankly discouraged by the country-wide condition though William Z. Foster, secretary-treas urer of the national committee for organising iron and steel workers, maintained a brave front. He In sisted that half the Industry was crippled and that defeat for the unions was not yet in sight. Carnegie Steel Company officials appeared the most optimistic in the Pittsburg district They announced several hundred more men reported today, among tHem being many for eigners Report? at Wide Variane?. Secretara- W. ?. Foster, of the na tional committee for organising iron and steel workers, today said re ports from organisers Indicated a "complete success" of the strike of Bethlehem employes roi?-"-l*?**12> OS PAGE TWO. Mercier Ceti LL.D. s? Princeton. Princeton, N. J., Sept. 29.?Cardi nal Mercier received the honorary degree of doctor of laws from Princeton University today. The degree was conferred by President Hibben. who greeted the primate aa a "saviour of justice." // PRESS-TIME FLASHES Paris, Sept. 29. ? Le Petit Parisien attributes to Gen. von der Goltz, the German com mander in the Baltic, the in tention to follow Gabriele d'Annunzio's lead and hold the Baltic provinces, where the majority of his troops have broken relations with the German government. Montgomery, ??ala., Sept. 39. ?Two negroes, Miles Phifer and Robert Croskey, the latter a returned soldier, were taken from Montgomery County of ficials, about five miles from this city, and lynched today. Paris, Sept 39. ? French troops are still in Fhune, con trary to the report that they had been withdrawn. A hand ful of half-starving French soldiers are cut off from com munication and are menaced with a repetition of the Italian attack on them last Junta. DISORDER QUELLED IN OMAHA 1,000 U. S. Troops From Nearby Gimps Patrol Thoroughfares of Riot Torn Town?Gen. Wood And Men Due Today. ARMY BALLOON KEEPS lookout over cmr Negroes Arm to Protect Themselves While Sol diers Strive to Keep Whits and Blacks Sepa rated?Mayor Recovers. Omaha Girl Victim of Negro, Faints at News of Lynching Omaha, Neb., Sept. lt.?????? Lobeck, the girl who waa at tacked, ts somewhat more calm today. La?t night when th? mob waa at It? work, the young girl be came hyiterical. When notified that the negro had been hanged ?he fainted. "I am glad he haa been pun ished, but tt ?Vas terrible that ?o maajy otta* men had to ?rallar,*' sha ?aid?' JTher? I? no doubt, but that h? waa tha. man. I TecotmmtA kern the ?.In??. trH police brought him in. t recog nised his voice when he spoke and aaked for a fair trial. Be was the man. I am glad he haa been punished." Omaha, Sept. 29.?One thousand troops patrolled the streets of Omaha tonight following a night and day of racial fighting in which two members of a mob were killed, one negro hanged for assault upon ? white girl, Mayor Smith badly beaten and fifty po lice beaten when they tried to quell the acts of disorder. One thousand more troops under Gen. Leonard Wood will arrive to morrow. Out on the north side of the city, where 10,000 negroes live, eighteen machine guns are banked at Twenty-fourth and Lake streets. Seven hundred soldiers with gleam ing bayonets were guarding the negro settlement to keep negroes in and to keep the whites out. High above the improvised sta tion floats an observation balloon. Lookouts in it? basket are watch ing for fire? which authorities fear may be started by white? or black?. Negroea are armed and have a plentiful supply of ?hell?. Their leader? ?ay they will fight to protect their home? If they are attacked, but that they will mak? no attack? themaelve*. Mayor Recover?. Mayor Smith regained consciousness today and waa able to sit up. Phy sicians said the mayor had been badly beaten about the chest. In his de? lirium, the mayor moaned continu ously: "You shall not tak? him." The mayor had no comment to make on the riot?. After he had been rescued by the police the mob burned the mayor's automobile. Mayor Smith narrowly escaped the fate of the negro when he defied the mob. His defiance to the mob, mum? bled to the mob when all but uncon scious from the beatine he had re ceived, and with the rope around his neck, was: "I will give my life If necessary, but I'll not surrender the negro. I'm go ing to enforce the law." The mayor's life waa aaved when CONTOJTJED ON PAOB TWO. Cruel Naval Officers Get Long Sentences Brooklyn, Sept. 29?Capt. Adolph C. Pederaen, of the American barkentlne Puako, and his sons, Leonard. Roy and Adolph Eric Pederson. matea on the same vessel, who were found guilty of cruelty to members of th? crew during a voyage from Victoria, B. C, to Cape Town, ?. ?., were to day sentenced by Judge George W. Jack. In the Federal District Court, Manhattan. Capt. Pedereen waa given eighteen month? In Atlanta aad his ?ens six months' Imprisonment each in a local prison. Pending appeal the PedeAens were later oa released oa THE RATS I,AL0Ht,O?T*O>f Z.000,C3?O,<X? T>0-VA*S ?--ROI-WTV -?Vt**Y y e Ait?. -HAW?HAW!*HAW5 U~ -u ?.-VF *" ?. -** BELIEVE SYLVIA WILL BREAKDOWN -r Police Expect Confession From Suspect in Wood Murder Case. Joseph P. Sylvia, main suspect in the murder of Emmett E. Wood, soda clerk, In the basement of the Westory Bulldlng, yesterday began a denial of all statements against him, connected wtth the crime, after seeing that con flicting testimony by him would da no good. Sylvia was questioned yesterday aft ernoon at the Seventh precinct station where he Is locked up. Headquarters Detective Bradley taking the part ol chief Inquisitor. Appeals to Sylvia's better self, ar guments and proof presented against him. failed to disturb his sphinx-like attitude. He steadily denied all Im plication In the crime, but, as on Sun day night, was unable to prove an alibi. Say Defense Weakeaa. Sylvia's defense has weakened, de tectives say. When he left the room where the quizzing had taken place, he was pallid and shaking, although he made great effort to control his nerves. Detectives are convinced that Sylvia is to nlake a statement, akin to a con fession, within the next forty-eight hours. Long periods ot questioning, while making no apparent change in Sylvia, are thought to have had the desired psychological effect on Syl via's mind. Sylvia, on Sunday night. Is said to coN-rwtrtJD on page two. Two Planes Missing in Channel Snow Squall Havre, Sept, 29 ?A British hydro airplana with three passengers, who missed the channel boat because of the strike in England, became sep arated from two other machin?? in a snow squall over the channel last night aad arrived hare this forenoon. The fate of the other machine? Is un known. New York Hears the Ban on Liquor May Be lifted New Tork. Sept ?.-Den- oblllsa tlon will be proclaimed by Presi dent Wilson and the war-time ban on intoxicants will be lifted tn seven days. New Torte liquor deal ers have been Informe?*, it was said here t ?night. Huge quantities of whisky ara arriving daily at the bonded ware houses, and distillers, wholesalers. cafas and hotels, acting on this advice, are preparing fer a hug? business. ?.mt jet* WOULD AMEND D.C. LAWS CODE Credit Men Considering Bill to Per mit Questioning of Judgment Debtors in Court. The committee on legislation of the Washington Association of Credit Men, of which George E. Pot ter. Rudolph * West Co.. hi chair man, la considering the preparation of a bill for Introduction Into Con gres? to amend the District Code or Laws to permit what Is popularly termed "supplementary procesa." Thi? proposed amendment to the code would allow a creditor to hale his Judgment debtor Into court and subject htm to interrogatorie? aa to the disposition, location, and ex tent of hi? real and personal prop erty, with a penalty should the Judgment debtor refuse to answer. The Judgment debtor would In turn be given power to subpoena his debtors Into court under a rule to show cause why such debtors did not pay htm so that he might in turn pay his Judgment creditor. Should this amendment to the code be effected it will mean that a judgment la certain of collection if the judgment debtor haa aufBctent property to pay. The Carroll Electric Company, 714 Twelfth street northwest; Harry W. Clayton, credit representative; the Central Savings Bank, Seventh and I streets northwest-, Charles C. Eckloff, credit representative, and the B. F. Ooodrich Rubber Com pany. George R Gaines, credit rep resentative, have just been admitted to membership In the Washington Association of Credit Men. Nine-Word ?Vili Shortest Ever Recorded Here The shortest will in the history of the District Supreme Court was filed for probate yesterday. It consists of nine word?, and one of the?? is an initial. This will of Nora T. Sherier la scribbled on a half-sheet of a vary small ?tquare of woman's writing pa per. It la dated August K, in?, and show? extreme wear. Another tact which make? thi? will distinctive la that an accompanying ?lip statea that Mrs. Sherier died, or will die, October 7, 191?. Thi- date had been sworn to by an attorney. Following la the text of thia short est will: ? "I. Nora T. Sherier. leave all to my mother." Mary Watter? and Llssrl? R. Divine, both of this city, had algned th? will as witne Pern's Uaufural Postponed. Th? Inauguration of Provisional President Legul? ot Paru, which waa to have taken placa yesterday, haa been postponed until October ?. DEMAND MARINE LANDING INQUIRY New Resolution in Senate Calls for Investigation of Dalmation Action. The landing of American Marines on the Dalmatian coast without the knowledge of Secretary Daniels or any other responsible official of the United States government brought about an Insistent demand in the Senate yesterday for a rigid inquiry as to the source of the authority which sent the Marines against the Italian residents. Senator New of Indiana introduced a resolution calling upon the State Department to furnish all the facts about the matter and to reveal to the Senate the information as to who was responsible for sending the Ma rines on land. Calla It Vawaa-raaSea. Another resolution?by Senator Sher man of Illinois?declared such use of the American forces to be unwar ranted and beyond the power of any Interallied council which may have been established abroad to deal with such matters. Neither resolution was acted upon. Secretary Daniels eriphatacally de nied the report that th? Marines were -???????? ON PAO? TWO. Street Car Company Head Says Five Cent Fare Pays The story of how the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company paid divi dende and Increased wage? under a basic 5 cent fare was told hare yes terday by Thomas E. Mitten, head of the concern. Mitten's statement was read by 8. J. Joyce to the Federal Electric Rails-ray Commission, which resumed hearing? after a month's recess. Street car men previously appearing before the commission have declarad that a 5 cent fare is Insufficient for their needs and have said that fares must be increased or th? compente? would co bankrupt. Against this theory today. Mitten's statement told how the linea, on the verge of bankruptcy In VHS, were pay ing dividend? in spite of increased coat. Much of tha success. Mitten de clared, Is due to a co-operative plan under which the company and its em ployee operate. State Supreme Court Prothonotary Killed Pittsburg, Fa.. Sept. ?.?The l>ody of George Pesj-son, prothonotary of the State Supreme Court, was found beside tha Pan Handle Railroad track In Rennerdele. Death evidently had been caused try a fractura of tha skull. While the circumstance? ara not clear, tt Is belle-red Mr. Pearson walked In front of a moving train. Freight Yards at Haymarket Looted; AU Food Guarded I?? I ? Famous Highlander Shock Division, Equip ped With Machine Guns, Rushed to Glas gow?Soldiers Distributed at All Danger Points?Government Reveals Evidence of Months of Preparation for Emergency, By L. R. M?RDOCR. l^ndon, Sept. 29.?The Br-rttsh mSatSmtSSt Awwi for trte first alie today to ate mflitar-f at tbe slightest i ni*W atina of aa outbreak in tbe struggle wirb tbe railway men'? great strike. Armed troop? from tbe famous Fifty-first Sbock Dtviama o? Hagn landers, equipped with machine gun?, were rushed to Gasa-ow, wist*-* the we?eaWSmM, feared a riot Looting began at the Hartnarket freight yards, but the broke it up. Another sign of the government? ?-?ecision u a report volunteer? at the power stations will be protected by troops to and that aa attempt w?l be made to nm tbe subway. Troops hare been distributed in small groups at tbe danger iiidudmg Liverpool, through which passes one-third of Britain ? food supply, and where a vast tayngestion of undistributed food it already apparent. loas; distance lia??. Th? train? war? manned by volunteer? and loyal vol unteer? who ar? not sjnilwi ? ?C tan? union. Th? boat train r??alas; fr um tra??? don to Folkestone departed on tin?? Th? London southwestern road b> running electric train? to th? subur ban district south of tha Tsjawi? TaaftntTjHiK halt hour sj.jr.lii? ' Tt?. ?kasstsss ar? ?pe? atad by nasos? man who refused to atrtka. 1. H. Thoraa?, secretary. National Union of Railway Men. tonight said "I r-egret that to spite of my efforts, attempt? are being made to turn this I fight into a revolution. I fear the at tempt to turn It tato a re-voluUonary movement may snerwed " The government called on volunteer? today to run tho traina. Aa a result, ?nor? trains were operated, hut they war? Ilka tha proverbi?! drop In tha backet. Me effort was made by th? rail men to interfere with Uiea? civtl las? yoli.nl????. that tls? an? ?ramant tor Uta ????? wt>en tin motor trystem began to make ? ?hewing oa a large scale The terrible ?rlonans? of th* situa tion waa driven home to the people ef the United Kingdom with greater force today when long queue? began to form, ???king ration card? for food and fuel. Gal.a. Well Or?r??l_r_ Never have labor union? been ao thoroughly organised for battle Never has the government, through Its war control organizations and the habits of rationing and deprivation learned j ???ored. but resentment 1. risia? Danger? of a ci*?, war b?taaaa th? labor element? and th? m iddi, classes are becoming more ta evidence. The public watt by the people during the war. been j agatnet the men who have so com ao powerfully fortified. IPlftely paralyaed England', life. Meet M.tar Tra.tl.? "Strike agaln.t th? ?trlkera.** I. Government measure, to combat |? the national ?trlke of railway work- ; er? were meeting with partial true ciana on th? south coeat hav? an nounced they would refus, to treat .striken or their famille?. In one today. The general aituatlon .ectlon the people have been urged had Improved. The irovernment had to retaliate by boycotting the ?trtk effected a thorough motor tr-ctlon, era In every way possible ? labor ?yaten, operating In a? parto o. th. ?^yVc?ow,eT"""7 ~ country and there seemed to be II tie likelihood of a hunger pinch Ptrfcet. Halt Tv.la.. The first hint of disorder occurred even It the ?trlke continue? for[,. Thornton Junction where ptefceu week* and receive? the support of the transport workers. The attitude of the public Is help ing the government. The aelf-aac riflclng ?pirlt of war-time haa re turned to Great Britain. The popu lation remain? calm, despite Incon veniences and is co-operating loyal ly with government official?. Ap peal? for aaaUtance In th? distribu tion of food are meeting generou? response. Iaaa-rurate Air aWJSJaaa? An airplane mail Mi-vtce to the con tinent waa inaugurated today, a num. her of machine? leaving with official malls for Holland, Belgium, and France. Passenger machine? are ply tag between Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle. halted two strikebreaking train? and detached the engine?, leavina; the angry passenger? stranded. The government 1? worrying most over th? food situation, realising It must feed the people It their mor?*? I? to be maintained The strike'? effects on Industry are spreading. Scores of mills la th? great Midland Industrial region are eloalng and good? are plllng hlgh on the dock? at varioua sea port?. Th? conviction I* growing that the strike is a finish battle between the working class and the middle class The crisi? I? deeper than a mere strike. J. L Garv?n, writing In the Dally Observer, auma up th? attitude of the "average man" when he say?: On iaan< Threat??.*. "Th? community must now take its bearing?, select its ground and hold J. H. Thomas, secretary of th? rail- tenaciously with Its cold, passionless way union. Issued a statement today denying negotiation? with th? govern, ment. either directly or Indirectly, had been reopened. While Winston Churchill, war eecre tary; Sir Auckland Gedde?. minister of reconstruction, and Sir Robert L. Home, minuter of labor, were con ferring with Lloyd Georg? today a number of unemployed former service men paraded on Downing street, car rying a huge banner which read. "The unemployed men who nerved their country demand work, not charity." Their wish can be gratified now. resolution. If the majority gtve? way tt mean? handing over the government to ?n organised section of the country and a quasi-military power baaed ob physical control of a vital proci??? la th? national life." The government'? effort? to oper? ?te a ?keleton ?ervice wer? partially succeasful today on both local and Reject Miner?' Demandi ; Nov. 1 Set ai Strike Date Buttalo, N. T., Sept- ??Demand? of th? United Mino Worker? ot Ameri ca for a six-hour day. flv? day week, a? per cent lacrea?? In wages and oth er conca? ?tons wer? formally rejected by operators of tha central competi ti ?? diatrict today. Thi? district em brace? ooal rain? owners ot Western Pennsylvania. Ohio. Indiana and Illi nois. Tha miner? hav? Mt November 1 aa ? data tar a nation-wide ?trlke mt minor? In th? event the demand? ar? not met by that tara?. Posse Seeks Negro Charged With Assault Camden, N. !.. Sept. ?.?A ot 500 persona srtned and carrying pieces of rope are scouring th? wood ed aectlon? of Burlington County above Merchentvtlle. flv? mile? fron? here. In search of Jam?? Whiting?, a negro, accused of assaulting Mrs. Mary Motaer a white woman Bleeding from wound? and tn a semi-conscious condition. Mr?. Mot? ser reached the home of a resident on the roadtrtde from which seam waa dragged by the negro this morn ing, and related her Whiting? waa employed on a by tans. He wa? driving to ket whan ba ?aw the woman Haiting the team be beat her Into ?ctumn? American Cottoa Rescues ? Bremen, Sept. 2??The first dtr??* American cotton ahlpmeat to Ger many ?lnce th? war. consisting ot 11.00-0 bal??, arrived bor? today. Owing to th? ?trik? ?f harbor porkers, volunteers began tbe task Ke -.-[!?_-, V lot unloading.