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are tht Witch fo they wtB 70a start the 0*y nfh: - /B ?->?> THE WEATHER: Generally fair today and to morrow; comeWhat cooler today; ' rising temperature tomorrow. Highest temperature yesterday, 8a; lowest, S4 WUlf WASHINGTON. ICC. TO REVISE FREIGHT RATES resident Visits Board For Conference, Urg > ing Claim. LFFIC charges HALTING BUSINESS Commission Inclined to Agree with Rail Executives. Following hard upon the labor - board's $400,000,000 reduction In th? ?r&|fs of railroad employes Presi dent Hardin* took a significant atep yesterday in the direction of effecting a reduction of frelghl rates, upon which he deems a re vival of business Is largely de pendent. The President descended unex pectedly upon the Interstate com merce commission, asked for a con ference with Its members and when they had assembled broached a dis cussion of the rate reduction propo sition. Mr. Harding was Informed that the commission is directing Its ef forts to rate reductions which rep resent inequalities, but he did not conceal his conviction that the lowering of transportation charges should be more general and radical than apparently are contemplated by the commission at this time. "Will Meet Oppoaltloa. Although the move of the Presi dent is regarded as significant of his determination to take the ag gressive In forcing rates down, it is evident that he has formidable opposition to overcome. The cabi net agrees with the President that prohibitive transportation rates largely account for the stagnation of business and the continued high price of the necessities of life. Chairman Clark, of the interstate commerce commission, and Senator Cummins, chairman of the senate committee on Interstate commerce, agree, however, with the railroad executives who contend that rates cannot be reduced generally until It has been proved that railroad xpenses can be cut to a point as suring an adequate return on the investment. Belief that rate reductions nat urally would follow wage reduc tions Is not supported by facts, ac cording to the carriers. Until ther? Is a substantial increase in traffic even a 1400.000.000 wage reduction will not produce anywhere near th? authorized 5H per csnt return, as sert the executives. Tklak* Cat Will Aid Trifle. The President believes a rate re duction would increase traffic, but the railroads dispute the conten tion. asserting that the stagnation of business is due to causes more fundamental than transportation charges. Vice President Chambers, of the Santa Fe. dwelt on this point before the senate committee, pre senting fisrures to show that the transportation cost is only 2*4 per cent of the price of coal to the con sumer. President Harding walke^d from the White house to the quarters of the interstate commerce commis sion. two blocks away. He was accompanied by his secretary, George Christian. The President was ushered at once to* the office of Chairman Clark. The President told the chairman that he wished to meet the members of the com mission. The opportunity wss af forded at once and the President talked informally with members of the commiaeion for more than half an hour. Qiesttoai Rate Revlstea*. The President explained that he had called because he recognized that the commission was the rate making agent of the congress and that inasmuch as he had the offi cial right to communicate'with con gress he wanted to communicate directly, although informally, with the agent of congress in railroad affairs During the conference the Pres ident made special inquiry concern ing the progress of the commis sion In revising numerous rates where the last horizontal increase had put a burden on commodities which the traffic would not bear. One of the specific things which the President had in mind was modifica tion of the fruit-carrying rate, con cerning which there had been so much complaint in the west. He was assured, by Chairman Clark that modification of this rate was In formally umler consideration by the commissiMi at the present time. Laker Asks Rate Cat. The attitude of railroad labor on the wage reduction yesterday ap parently depended In a large meas ure on whether the wage cits are followed by rate decreases. If rstes are decreased, railrosd la bor leaders here indicate, the cuts will be accepted quietly. Otherwise they predict dissatisfaction, if not revolt, among the men. "We will let the mer. decide." said , C. Lee. head jf the railroad trainmen, in fomenting on the cut. Vfllon chief * !' assemble in Chi cago July i onsidcr the cut. L*e said. "The mar "w. leclare* he won t accept any wj reduction what ever Is ru nin, full speed ahead his tb >tMe jammed, sain I.ee "But if waP art Cut. rates should o*Vut cor? -pfWdihgly,- he added. ' TTJ?s represented th'- attitude of other labor c hlefs^wh.t believe J raie ctKs might Ketftre Jving costs for the workev^qpqHRflfB to receive less money. Pres MenHbe! Rea. of the Pennsylv*te??Kr.>4d. testifying be fore the aMflHMIUte commerce .-oBmltt^^n, InvettXtrtting the railrnaA^j^ppfc. yesterday as called the go^Wment for not pay ing undennaiatesance claims at v .- i - I V Pretty Warworker Leaves Series of Notes to Friends. Two women took their lives last night within three hours and within three blocks of one another, one swallowing* an ounce vial of car bolic acid in apparent love des peration, the other leaping: from the third floor of the Emergency hos pital three hours later, 12:0* a. m. Gertrude Esta Trotter, pretty 20-year-old stenographer in the state department, residing at the Monmouth hotel, swallowed the carbolic acid while sitting on a park bench on the north side of the ellipse, dying ten minutes later in the Emergency hospital. Waa Second Attempt. In her second attempt at suicide w(km days, Mrs. May Riccl. 51 years old. of 1919 Eighth street northwest, unguarded for two min utes. leaped from the rear porch Of the Emergency hospital on the third floor to the cement pavement of the basement areaway, four stories below. Mrs. Riccl was taken to *he hospital Monday, suffering from effects of illuminating: gas in haled in her residence In a believed attempt at suicide. Two hours after Miss Trotter had called a friend on the phone she was seen writhing in pain on the park bench by Policeman R. C. Jackson. A. E. Graff, of 354 I street southwest, who wag passing, rushed her to the Emergency hospital three blocks away, in his machine where she died on the operating table. Mitts Trotter phoned Wilbur J Cooley, sales manager of the Wash ington Motor Exchange, residing at 719 A street southeast, at 8 o'clock yesterday evening and asked him to meet her at Seventh and F streets northwest. Cooley said last night. He said he told Miss Trotter he would not meet her. No threat was made by the girl at that time, he said. Left Poor \ o<e*. Half an hour later Miss Trotter purchased the carbolic acid at a downtown drug store. Four letters found on her body are believed to have been written by the girl be tween the time of the pui^hase and her final act. The first letter read: "To the Public: "My sanity is with me to the end. I do not wish the public to think I committed suicide in a flt of in sanity. 1 do this deliberately. GERTRUDE TROTTER." The second letter, addressed to Rev. M. P. J. Egan, of St. Patrick's cl urch. said: Dear Father: Thanks is to small a word to extend to you for the kindness you have shown me during my stay in Washington. I know it is wrong to go to Christ without permission, but I kno He is merci ful GERTRUDE TROTTER. In her missile to Cooley, Miss Trotter wrote: i Dear Bill: I love you. I hope you understand. Be a good boy. PEGOY. P. S.? Always think kindly of me. The fourth letter to Mrs. M. B. Denny, evidently a sister, in Au gusta. Kans.: Dear Mary: I love you and Les ter. GERTRUDE. Offers >o Explanation. Cooley, who has been married for tw0 years and Is living with his wife, could give police no explana tios for the act of the girl. He said he had been with her on sev* eral occasions, always with others in the party, but did not know her intimately. Friends of Miss Trotter were at a loss to explain her acts. She apparently was in good health. Miss Newton, her roommate, was prostrated. Miss Trotter came to Washington three years ago from her home in Augusta. Kans., police say. She had been employed In the state depart ment. She was very pretty and very popular among the younger set. Her b??dy ,* being held at the District morgue. Dr J. Ramsey Nevltt. District coroner, gave a cer tificate of death by suicidc last night. Shortly after Mrs. Riccl, on the war porch of the third floor of the Emergency hospital, had been left a special nurae. her body was bear* to thud against the basement pavement four storiea below by physicians In the operating room She was found dead by Dr. Leo P. Burke and Fred Reed, a visitor at the hospital, who saw the body fall. Editor Chosen Alaska Post to Harrl* 4 Ewisf. SCOTT C. BO*F, WkoM nomination as governor of the territory of Alaska was forwarded to the senate yester day by President Hording, wu formerly editor and pnhlinher of The Washington Herald, and directed the publicity for the i republican national committer dnrlnv the last cnmpnlgrn. GIRL TAKES POISON TO DIE; ANOTHER LEAPS FROM PORCH i BOARD FORBIDS MEMBERSHIP IN SCHOOL FRATS' Pupils Most Withdraw or Lose Activity Privi leges. GIVES DEATH BLOW TO 21 SOCIETIES Thousand Students Said To Be Affected by Decree. Meanders of high school frater nitlt^ln the District are gfven the choice of withdrawing from mem bership In secret organizations or losing studeht activity privileges or official recognition other than for mere scholastic purposes, in an edict Issued yesterday by ths board of education in regular session at the Franklin school. I Although the decree of the board rescinds the ruling of ISt# ordering dismissal from school of all mem bers of secret organisations, the terms of the order were received yesterday by student leaders as a death blow to high school frater nities. It is estimated that 21 secret fraternities are in existence in the five local high schools, including a membership of almost 1,000 students. Board Takes Action. The following action was taken by the board yesterday: Any pupil, who. after June X, 1S21. or after October 1. 1921. has not dis continued his membership in any association, organisation, club, fra ternity or sorority, which has not been approved by the superintendent Of schools, shall thereby disqualify himself, or herself: 1. From holding a commission or warrant In the high school cadet brigade. 2. From holding any position, either elective or appointive, on any school publication. 3. From representing his school on any team in competitive athletics, rifle matches, int^r-scholastic de bates or dramatic performances. 4. From being certified as eligible tft stand for election to any class office. 5. From holding any position In a high school bank. ?. From holding any office in any organisation, club or activity which cornea under the direction of the school. . . * Ban AH Ho*era. / 7. From receiving any form of honors, other titan those awarded for scholarship attainments. From holding any position as representative of his school. After September 1, IS21. and at the beginning of each semester, or more frequently if required, each, pupil in a junior high or high school shall be required to furnish the prin cipal of the school with a signed statement, countersigned by one of his or her parents or his or her guardian. Indicating the associa tions, organisations, fraternity or sorority of which he or she is a member. It is not the purpose of this regu lation to debar a pupil from secur ing a high school education, but it is the intention of the above pro visions to exclude from representa tive honors pupils who continue to be members of organisations which exist contrary to the regulations of the board of education. Pear Lots ot Sefcool Spirit. School leaders last night ex pressed opinions that if such action were enforced, it would take the life out of school spirit. Alvan Parker, president of the general organixatlon at Tech High school, declared "the action would kill Tech's school spirit, as most of the athletes ?re fraternity men. It will not be beneficial to any school.'* he said. "Take the frats out of athletics at Central and the spirit will dis appear," said James Lemon, presi dent of the senior class. Allan Davis, principal of Busi ness high, said the ruling would have little effect there as the fra ternities are not active in that school. "We will have very little trou ble. as we expect to form a fra ternity council, which will co-oper ate with the school officials and in crease our spirit," Reginald Con rad." president of the' senior class at Western high. said. After saying that a majority of cadets at Eastern are fraternity men. Capt. W. R. Miller, who won the competitive drill this jrear. de clared that "the action would have a serious affect on the future stand ard of the cadet corps." It is believed that the number of these organisations has In creased 100 per cent since the rul ing of expulsion came into effect, laltlatea Brato wHh Cisk* Dr. FranV W. Ballou. superintend ent of schools, says he intends to enforce th^s n?w ruling. lr. his report to the boird he said: "One father of a hi-th fchool boy who was recently initiated into a fraternity asserts that the chief feature of the initiallo.i was beat ing him with heavy clubs until the lower part of his back and hips are "black and blue" from the bruUes." He turther ssyy "hat twi other Icy* were initiated 4t the sanre time and I und s 'itat'd tha,. ne I them fainted twice during llie best In*. and all of them hid to he help ed to bed afterwards " He says fur ther. "I am not making any com plaint against this particular fra ternity for the reason that I am Informed that this Is part of th* customary initiation with all of the high school fraternities.' "This father* although a member of a college fraternity, disapproves of high school fraternities. He con demns this initiation of his son as 'simply brutal, one of the boys breaking a heavy stick on him He believes that 'high school boy* are not able to jodge whether pros pective victim.! are physically able to witstand such treatment.' He thinks 'there is great danger of oorrunms on paqk two. -fRANC THE SO-CALLED "ENGLISH-S VEIL OF MYSTERY SURROUNDS PAST OF PEGGY JOYCE Expensive Research Fails To Throw Light on Her Early Life. CHICAGO, June 1.?Who la?or > was?Peggy Joyce? This question loomed today as one of the important features that may Ae brought out when the fair and expensive Peggy flies her affi davits answering the scathing cross bill fll^d yesterday by her mil lionaire husband. James Stanley Joyce. A. S. Austrian, attorney for Joyce, confessed today that he does not know, although he and Joyce have spent considerable time and money Irving to And out. Weymouth Kirkland. attorney for the frail lure of millionaires, and. allegedly, of princes. dukes. bartenders and gamblers, admitted It was a mys tery to him. So far as can be ascertained, she Is Just Peggy, a peculiarly fasci nating and costly young woman. Await Peggy's Aaswer. Attorneys on both sides today were awaiting Peggy's anawerlna affidavits, which will be made in New Tork. In them she is expected to denv in detail the charges of the last of her three husbands that she utilized her allowance of $300, 900 a month to carry on afTairs with the Prince de Felury. the Due de Durcal, Joe Pani. a New York restaurant keeper: an army lieu tenant who committed suicide, and several other men of various sorts and conditions. The hearing on the bill for temporary alimony has been continued until next Wednesday, pending the expected affidavits. So far the researches have dis closed Peggy'* past, before she married Everett A. Archibald In 1910. is a dark and deep mystery. There has been a general belief that she was born In Norfolk. \a? and that her parents' name was I'pton. but a search of Norfolk birth records have failed to reveal any Information on the subject. Army nmeer Ideatlged. NEW YORK. June 1.?Identity or the army officer named as a suicide by James Stanley Joyce, of Chicngo. in divorce charges against Peggy Hopkins Joyce was learned today here, it was believed. Joyce, in papers filed in Chicago, charges that while Peggy was still the wife of her second husbano. Sherburne Phllbrick Hopkins, she was living In New York city with an unnamed 1'nlted States army lieutenant, "who. due to her ex travagance and craving for Jewels ran into debt?and became In volved and committed suicide at the Murray Hill Turkish baths in New York city In the fall of 1918." t At the Murray Hill baths today j It was said that the only suicide there in 1918 was that of I.Ieut. Alexander -McClintock, of I.exlng ton Ky., who shot himself June 28. At that time It was known he was penniless and had overstayed his leave from Camp TMx. besides being troubled by a wound received while i fighting with the Canadian army In ^ France. IJeut. McClintock enlisted in the Canadian grenadier guards In 1?16. During the battle of the Somme he wss wounded 32 times by shrapnel, and while he was In a British hoa- S pital received a decoration and the fl personal thanks of King George. t Esperanto Crew Reaches \ Halifax Harbor Safely t HALJFAX. N. S.. June 1?Captain * Beham and his crew of 25 from the 0 sunken flahlng schooner Esperanto. d arrived here today aboard the Klsle , IT. under command of Captabi Oeel. 5 All the survivors were well." % The Esperanto, which won the tn- H ternatlonal fishing boat race las! a fall, struck a sunken wreck In a s rlense fog off Sable I.*.d and sunk I li In It minute*. Beham (aid. % . V a , sifrmyraft-jiii-rt lYftirfN li t DARLING'S ,i i, PEAKING" RACES ARESPENE BOASTED PR Oldest Inhabit Lurid Histor Say* the Greater the Route, the N ToF "Thf time wu." ssld the oldnt nhabitant, "when the 7 o'clock car. eaeving the Soldiers' home gat* at1 'ourth street northeaat ?ai operat-! d for the sole benefit o( eight of us^ trooklanders. THat wu when the ild Eckingtnn railway that ?M In-1 orporated in ISM. and incidentally1 rent into the hands of the receiver leptember 31. 1898. operated over-; tead trolley cars between Seventh .nd New York avenue northwest .nd the Soldiers' homo via Fourth treet and the Eckington "cut." "These trips." continued the first! ettler. "were bi-dally events and i vhen one of the eight failed to} atch the car he became the sub ect of conversation all the way to j he city and upon returning: in the vening we hastened to ascertain, F any misfortune had befallen him." i 'lime W mm KxtesM. "Subsequently the line was ex ended westward on G street to Kif eenth street northwest and an at- i empt was made to furnish motive lower by the substitution of stor ge batteries for the overhead sys cm but with little success. Due to ts scarcely settled seetlons and its datively long: haul, a receivership ras appointed In 189t? and the j oad operated under this receiver.! hip until 1898 when the property, ras returned to the company by | rder of the court." "Then." said the pioneer, "we be an to have an epidemic of mergers, .n act of congress authorized this ompany to change its name to the ity and Suburban railway and ?c- j uirc the Maryland and Washington nd the Columbia and Washington I tail ways. "Which," volunteered the ldest inhabitant, "disproves the! heory that you can't get something r\ or nothing. And then, lust as a Ittle Joke perhaps, congress pro ided that they should install an nderground system on all the city Ines. The result of this little Joke ppears to be that the company gain went into the hands of the eceiver. who by this time must ave acquired the habit of stand ng with his hands out for fear of ropping one. ?Mt? AbMrbrd Agsls. But that Is not all/ ths City and uburban railway together with the Washington A Glen Echo line was cquired August 8, 1ISI. soon after he incorporation of the Washing r>n Traction and Electric company, y paying 1308.2CS.19 in cash. 11. 25.000 In Its 4t4 per cent bonds nd' 11.200.000 In capital stock for hese. a total payment pf 12.111. 68 19 in cash and securities for wo roads with a par value of 1.988.000. "Before we recovered from the erles of mergers we were known s part of the Washington Railway ,nd Electric <*>mpany which owns nd operates the lines that run to Irookland today. "The line which now runs to Irookland was extended from New 'ork avenue in 1901 when Trinity ollege gave part of their property o form what is now Michigan ave ue. The extension was due to the fforts of the late Maurice Talty nd the late Senator Carter and enator Cummings. of Iowa, and the irst car completed the trip In Sep rmber. 1901. with Mr. Talty as the assenger. Trinity college was then n Institution of twenty students .s against about 400 students today. "This car line, better known as he Brookland line, has since been xtended to that ^pburb, a thriving ommunlty of over 1.M6 people. The ither sources of fares are: the Boi lers' home. Catholic university, rlth a student body of well over 00 the Sisters' college and the lonastery- During the rush hours car leaving Monroe street is in ccesslble three blocks from Us tartlng point aad the patrons II*-1 ng on North Capitol street are I onetimes obliged to wait tor five CARTOON ant Relates Y of Car Lines Traffic on Brookland lore It costs tide. or si* ears to pise before they are able to board one. "To one who has studied econom ics. continued the first settler, "his education seems a waste. The more people they carry, the more money the i>ubUc pays to rUJe. AM UauL we are told, waa divided into three parte?and history seems to indicate that It didn't amount to much un till there was a mercer. The pub. lie utilities situation in Washing ton seems to be not unlike that of t!aul. We have the Capital Trac tion. the Washington Hallway and Klectric and the Potomac Kleetric Power company, which, although not geographical divisions, have a tendency to accomplish the same purpose. "It has been stated by an author ity on railways, chat .Washington occupies a unique position in being the only city in the United State* that has two competing railways that charge S cents a ride in spite of the fact that one of them would rather reduce its fare to five cents. This, of course, is not what most people understand as competition but most people do not understand the merger question. "The object of this merger is to add one good railway to one thai is not so good and get something that will benefit the public as a whole." HAYS ANNOUNCES. NEW AIR MAIL CUT 'ING ALL TOGETHR TOO ICUC EROGATIVE. New York-'Frisco Route Only Retained in Plans for Coining Year. F?r reasons of economy and op eration difficulties all the air mail routes except the trans-continental line from New York to San Fran cisco will be abandoned. Postmaster General Hays announced yesterday. "When the air mall service was flrit organized," said Mr. Hays, "it was planned that it would be rapidly extended In various direc tions and the New York-Washing ton, St. Paul-Chicago-St. Louis routes were to be parts of airways that would extend from the north ern part of the United States to the southern part. "At present, due to the need for economy and lack of necessary ap propriations no further extension of the air mail service is possible, and on that account the department does not feel justified in attempt ing to continue operating these short Foutea. which are very expen sive and do not materially improve the mail service over service that is in effect on the fast trains. It has not been possible to develop night flying to a point where mail planes'can be operated at night." Father Claims Body Of Lynchburg Slayer LYNCHBf*RG. Va., June I.?The body of Helbert Davis, who shot and killed Mrs. Essie Arbogast and then committed suicide here last night was' taken late today to hia home In Charlottesville. Va. His father. Jack son Davia. eame here from Chkr lotteaville to take charge of the body. It has been learned that the mur dered woman has relatives at a West Virginia mining camp known as Desooca. and an effort ia being made to locate them. House Passes Graham Bill. The Graham bill authoriaing the consolidation of telephone ayatems wag paaaed by the house yesterday following a brief (abate. LOSDOV. Ja*f U?A IftrttUk r?l?Ml w?a ?k*t killed aid j mm ralMN mi wu klilH by larMeita of lk? lrt>k rrkrllftM. (' I. Pf?r*rk was MMmlMtH j by H villa** at kin komr la I Caaaty (?rk. IAa ffrlal r*aaaatfar ttatea that oar wiltfkr wan killed aad | tkrrr noaadH akfa rekfl* threw a bavah la Bleulart*a tPf^t, Daklla. LONDON. June 1.?The British j government is preparing- for a final J military drive in the south of Ire land. a movement for war or peace ?war to the annihilation of Sinn Fein, or peace obtained through the threat of war. whichever the south of Ireland electa to choose. If the newly elected members of the southern parliament refuse to take the oath of allegiance. and therefore refuse to function under the home rule bill, battalion after battalion of British troops will be ferried serosa the channel, pouring into every city and town outaide of Ulster, driving into the hills, comb ing the hills for rebels, and staging a short, sharp, and probably deel- . ?ive conflict. 9lae of hrmj Kept Seeret That much is authoritative How big an army England intends to oend in. and whst units are to be sent, are facts closely gusrded by the government. But undoubtedly the entire garrison? from Ulster will be sent south, joining with contingeats. from England and re placed in the north by con stabulary. _ i During the past few weeks Irian , warfare has been developing rap idly into more highly specialised, and more efficient methods of at tack and defense on both sides. The government, for example, ha* i brought into action a new armored : car especislly designed to counter act Sinn Fein ambushes, and so con- j structed that it reducea to a mini mum the danger from road mines with which Sinn Fein has Tkteljr bean livening up the campaign Car* Xearly Praaf. A hundred of this new type of cars are already in Ireland, and n\x more are sent over every day. They carry almost a ton of maganeae steel plate, and are as close to! bomb proof and bullet proof ss they tan be made. Furthermore, they can travel 50 miles an hour with a crew of ten men. On* feature la a machine *un at tached In front of the machine. Its Mdcs are loophole* to permit the flrlni of rifle, from J ,-rew will also be supplied with hand grenades with which to drive the attacker* from their trencbea Trap door* at the bottom of the in permit exit or entrance of the rew. The equipment includes two long planks to enable the machine to cross roads where ditches hare been cut. Premier Hurries to Rome As Two Strikes Impend MILAN. June 1.?Premier Giolitts 1, hurrying back to Rome from Cavour. whore he wai restla* fol lowing the death of hla wtfe. owln? to the grave situation occaaloned by the demands of the atata employes They are asking IsewMM which will involve the expenditure of >W. 000.000 liraa (normally about fit*. ooo.000). Another grave strtke which is threatening is that of the school teachers, who apparently have de cided to walk out on the eve of the I final examinations (Oaf J tight. mL) ENGLAND PLANS I MILITARY DRIVE IN SOUTH IRELAND Hundreds of Armored Cars Will Support the Troop Movement. ? Fire Losses Estimated at Over Four Million After Riots. SHOOTING KEPT UP DURING AFTERNOON State Troops End Inferno Of White and Black Armed Clashes. TULSA. Okla . June 1 ?Martial J lam- prevailed in bullet-swept Tulsa tonight with order restored under the grim threat of four companiaa of #tate troops Twenty hours of desperate rare rioting had destroyed I4.000.0oo wort h of property and ra*ed the entire negro section. The city. blood-drenched and blackened by incendiary Area. ?u beginning to take care of ita dead, believed to be at leaat 100 Nina m-hi tea were ahot to death Sixty flve negroes are known to be dead. MaJ Charles W. Daley, of the police force, this evening eatimated the dead at ITS. He believes a number of nejfrf.fi were burned to death mhen their homes w <*re swept by fire. Flee from Cffj. Two thousand negroes hare fled from the city as a reault of fierce race rioting, which held the city in ita grip late last night and through the early houra this morn in* I>awn broke In Tulaa thia morn 'BP with the city an inferno of race hatiVd. A nifrht of terror, marked by thf rush of armed men throufli the streets and frequent claahaa by frenzied m-hites and negroes, brought a steadily mounting death ltst and increaaed violence. Martial lam- was declared at noon. Oov. Robertson issued the order telephone from Oklahoma Oty T^O armed bands m-hich have been rov ing through the city have been or dered dispersed All peraons not deputised as special officers w era ordered to disarm by Major T. D. Evans # Firtsa Keefs tp. Wjiile comparative quiet reigaod this morning after the frensy of the early hourrs bad been cooled, ihera sporadic tiring Scattered firing was heard in various parts of tha city late this afternoon. The lire * hich raged in the negro section si I morning was confined to thst district, although white reei dence sections mere imperiled by the flames 4 The negro section of Tulaa. lying in the northeast part of the city, roughly forms a letter "L" extend ing a quarter of a mile long east and meat. and from a half mile to a mile north snd south It i| esti msted that about 10.000 of the 13. 000 negroes in the city live in thit area. *tate Troop* Arrive. State troop*. under Adj. Gen Bar rett arrived this morning and imme diately strong cordons were throw a out in the affected dif - and tha work of rounding up * negroes was begun. The troops m-ere aid?d by armed white me a. Convention hall mas being used as a stockade snd more thsn negroes mere confined there ondcr strong gusrd. The jail. baseball psrk snd other places si so sre be ing turned into prison camps. The race war broke out last night, folloming the arrest late yes terdax of a negro for sn alleged at tack on a white girl. The negro mas tslcen to the court house and later plsced Hi jail, wkrii is on the upper floor of the cntn'.jr building. Sewn distinct engage ments msrked the progress of th# race mar from its outbresk last night until noon todsy. when the Isat engagement waa reported. First *b??i Fired. The first shot waa llreed at 10 o'clock Tuesday night in the street at the corner of Six'h and Boulder, mhen 20? armed negroes mho had been parading the atreets on foot and in motor cars for an hour, and a great crowd of orhites gathered about the courthouse steps nearly sll of whom mere unarmed. Tha negroes had paraded past the court house repeatedly apparently in tha belief that the whitaa Intended to lynch the negro accuoed of the at tack As the minutes paased the whit* men obtained a few guns and b$ gan to assume a belligerent sttt tude themselves Finally a verbal a1ter?ftll?B be tween the factions began Sudden ly a shot rung out aad instantly tW flring became i-aaraf and .!> crowd scattered in aaste while tha armed negroes began training their guns on the fleeing roima. The attack this morning aliiftei to the "black belt** where tha screams of terror-strickon negroes were heard above tha sounds of Iho flring and the ahouta of the mob! \ejrroes la Terrsr. Krensled bands of whites wero cleaning negroes out of the section. They were fleeing Hi terror or stir rendering by the acor# before the advance of the whites aad condi tions mere growing mora serious hourly Houses m-ete entered, one gt a time The m-omen m-ere ordere# into the streets and the ia?n who failed to surrender immediately wet ahot down. The flre. started by mobs o# rov ing m-hltes. destroyed almost the entire negro settlement of l.lW homes The city drr depsrtmeau which responded wh?a the tre flrat broke oot. was ssid to hava been driven away by mobs c4 whltoa. Tha rioters assisted soldiers aad deputy sheriffs in an effort' to savo the white realdentlal diatrict. A touch of mr derm warfare .waa lent by the spperaaoa of a half do sen airplanes overhead It eat reported that some of them carry lag aJtroglyeeripe boa by oil wall r""