OCR Interpretation

Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, March 17, 1919, Image 2

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1919-03-17/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 2

Hffortio-Cut Allied-American
Communications Is
. i
jntCHANtTET* Saturday, Way 15 (by j
Associated Press).?Bolshevik |{
fbrces made a determined attempt t
Jhdday to crnt the communications be- E
tween the American and allied coltnmis
on the r>vina and Vapra rivers, j
tat their stuck -was repulsed with j
* .
jawsL-ry iopbcs. c
fc./ The futile attack which the bolsho- a
tdki delivered yesterday comprised c
the first eerious attempt to cut the ^
Ibte of communications of the Dvina t
and Vaga columns. The attempt was
not only frustrated, but the bolshevik
forces suffered a severe defeat and h
sustained heavy losses. ,
Moving from the Kadish-Tarezvo
seqtor, the 1st Battalion of the fith h
Soviet Kegiment. 500 strong, attacked J
at 1:45 o'clock in the afternoon the S
.allied positions in the village of fior- s
ka, which is twenty-five miles north n
Of Beresnik, at the junction of the h
? Vaga and the Dvina. The American- v
Russian detachment at Gorka was b
well intrenched and it decisively re- ,n
pulsed the enemy, capturing five
prisoners and five machine guns during
the fighting. After the attack
the bodies of fifty-seven bolsheviki
were found. The allied force suffered s
only one casualty?a man wounded. t
' Quiet on Some Fronts.
The Vaga sector is quiet, as are the (
Other fronts. |
American officers, who returned to-i x
day from the Vaga front declared that j x
the bolsheviki sustained exceedingly
heavy losses last week. They related (
one particular instance of such losses c
to the correspondent. It occurred
after the enemy had razed with ar- f
tillery fire nearly ail the blockhouses 1
in Vistarka. 1
All the defensive troops withdrew
With the exception of a squad of *
Americans, who lay concealed in a c
partly destroyed blockhouse with machine
guns. The enemy scouts ad- *
wanned and were nermitted to cut the i
barbed wire entanglement. On doing r
tbia they shouted back to their comrades
that the village had been aban- '
doncd. F
Entire Party Mowed Down.
When the first column of the bol- f
shevikl walked unsuspectingly up to r
the entanglements the Americans Inside
the blockhouse turned their machine
guns loose and mowed down the
entire enemy party. After this the
defensive forces went back Into Vis- 1
tavka. 1
Ter. Americans Prisoners. J
Of the total of thirty-six Americans 1
listed as missing since the beginning t
of hostilities on this front it has been t
reported that ten are prisoners in the i
bolsheviki hospital at Velsk. This information
was givon an American .?
Red Cross field worker who question- C
ed bolshevik deserters on .the Vaga i
Wife of One of Waiters Among 1
Carriers of Signs.
Fifteen pickets, the greatest number
employed at one time so far by
members of'the Washington Waiters'
Dalon. engaged in picketing the Raleigh
Hotel, were on duty In front j 1
ef the hotel today.
The pickets, one of their number
being the wife of a waiter, carried 11
large and amall signs stating their
grievances against the hotal management.
The picket battalion attracted
much attention at lunch time,
aa it marched along the Pennsylvania
avenue and 12th street aides of
the hotel.
It was intimated by the waiters that
' children of the etrikers would appear
n the scene before the day waa over.
Mixe ut woue seeks for j,
Interior Decoration of Home. <
Elsie Be Wolf, New York interior i
Sseorator, today filed suit in the Bis- 1
tLkel Supreme Court to recover $13,X3S.21
from Mr?. Evelyn McLean.
The decorator says Mrs. McLean
contracted with ber to furnish certain
rooms in the McLean town house '
and paid $2,000 on account of the bill.
Which totaled $15,120.21. Although
, requested to do so. the plaintiff states.
^ Mrs. McLean has not paid the bal- (
Aa itemised aoeount of the various c
furnishings and hangings for the de- c
Ssodanfs boudoir, the room of her r
Won, Vincent, and a room designated .
a the "Chinese room." is attached 3
-Etetbe bill of complaint.
Sent. Col. Soott Dangerously HI. \
XJeet. CoL Bavld H. Scott, son of a
' Shrine r chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Hugh |
Soott, Is dangerously 111 at the t
f itetytecbntc Hospital,' New York city, 1
Y Sgtth a complication of disease* grow- t
i hg out of pneumonia. CoL Scott reMbmmed
to this ocunbry on the Levia7
*Aan. which docked February ?. He
1 asms unable to be moved until shortly
%gfore the ship shoved off for a rettn
trip last Saturday Col. Scott
Swell known In Washington, having
Seen stationed at Fort Myer with the
ttfc Cavalry for some time prior lo
_ SiL His mAthor And "Wif* apa with
fin 3b New York. [
| ^ <
Open Beginners' French Class. (
Th? changed world condition which t
Cm I ted In bringing: the United Suites J
othetrant nnk among nallons and f
Iflw ubbj opportunities opening there- c
Xkoro to Americans are causing many t
^persons to take up the study of for efgn
languages, especially Spanish and t
SRrettch. To meet the ever-Increasing t
aksmund growing out of this situation '
Star admission to the free French lan-j^
Saage courses in progress at the
3nui Arts Salon. 1413 H street, the
-hoard of patrons today decided to organize
a Class for beginners Thursday
asrenlog, when applications will be re
.gtarved. The classes, which meet every
jttjeuing, include more than 200 stu ^BAY'MTTM
? __ J
rflBrrec Young Men Arrested for In- .
dnlging to Excess. '
A bay rum drunk is the latest fad
persons unable to pay the advanoed ,
joions bootleggers are charging for 1
Whisky. Several persons, victims of
dh? perfumery, have been arrested by ]
Tk' police the past few dsys and ;
charred with intoxication '
^Tw young men were locked up at
5 sue mot piwinci mtttiun inm mer<
U>?n on such a charge. <
Saturday niirhl a young man, also ]
, at victim of bay rum, was in mich a i
, awnou* condition that the police had
? take him to Kreesfmen'o Hospital.
It is Maid that poiioe officials may
fblc a move to prevent the sale of
)ay rum to peiwons who are unable
< convince dealers it Is not wanted
) Sor beverage purposes
Speaks Tonight on "Leadership."
Rabbi B. Meyerovit* of the Charles %?r
Hebrew School is to deliver an
oddress on "Leadership" tonight at
o'clock at the synagogue at 6th and
Jdtruta u
Returning Men Increase Enroll- ]
ment?Names of Those Who
Fell in Action.
Between 600 and 800 George Washngton
University students and be- h
ween 500 and 600 of the university's ii
iluranl were in the military service i:
luring the war, according to statis- J
ics compiled by the Hatchet, weekly a
student publication. l'
Scores of these students are returnng
to the university, having been re- c
eased from the service, and as a re- n
lull, the registration has mounted to r
m unprecedented level. All but 182 ?
>f the members of the Students' Army
[Yaining Corps unit have returned to
heir classes. ^
Since February 17, 414 new students (ave
registered, so that the university R
low has 338 more students than it
ad last year. The stress registration
or the past year was 2.558 and the
1. A. T. (\ registration brought the h
;rand total up to 2.640. The fresh- "
nan law class is the largest in the !
dstory of the university. Of the tiniersity's
various departments Cdium- c
iian College has the largest enroll- ,,
nent. '(
Men Who Fell in Action. n
There are some George Washington ^
tudent-soldlers who will not return?
hey have laid down their lives for
heir country.
First Lieut. C. A. Knudtson. U. S.
"ield Artillery, a graduate student, t
lied of wounds received in France. t
Lieut. George Bell. Aviation Corps, d
vas killed at Kelly Field, Texas, t
vhile in officers' training school. t
Lieut. Roy Olin Garver, Aviation t,
,'orps,' was killed In an aeroplane acident
in France. February 2. 1918.
Lieut. Wilmarth Brown. U. S. In- i
antry. who was graduated from the |
aw school In the class of 1917, was ,
tilled In action last summer.
Ensign Delozler Davidson, Naval
tviat.on, was drowned in the English
hannel. Me fell from his plane.
One of the last of the law school
tudents to fall In action was Lieut,
larris Earle Petree of the 139th Aero
iquadron. Me has been listed as
missing in action" since September >
:, 1918. In October the Red Cross re- *
iorted that he was killed in action.
?o details have yet been received.
Lieut. Perry Taylor narrowly esaped
death when the boat of which
te was In command ran Into a subnarine
in the English channel.
Fell Into Channel; Rescued.
Lieut. Dan Waters of the law school, J
,vho was an aviator with the English
'orces, was one of the first flyers to t
each the front lines. In one of his t
lights across the English channel he ,
'-11 V <.-A A taA ? W a X
en iium inn pwue biiu nuaicu duuui
n the channel for five or six hours t
iff ore being picked up. Ha saw lit- t
een months of active service before .
1* was granted a furlough.
Lieut. J. EI Bowyer. an architectural r
student and a member of the Aviation r
"orpa, was killed in action last sumner.
" 0
A chronicle of the daring exploits of
he university's heroes is being- pre- n
pared by the Hatchet. d
Orders were issued today for the J
practical discontinuance of the Army h
taxicab service in this city at the '
snd of next week. No more will J
-officers on duty In this city t
carried to their offices in the t
norning and back to their homes in
:he afternoon and. in some cases, J
pack and forth again at lunch time. 1
The special service in which taxis *
ire always available for special trips 1
petween the War Department and all *
ta branches on rush business also 8
vlll be done away with March 29. n
Under the inatruthpne issued today *
U1 that will be left of the present 0
trmy taxi system in this city will
>e the general "bus" service between ?
.he department and its branches and 11
the operation of individual motor c
pars for the use of heads of the vari- n
>us war bureaus. J
Today's action will permit the dis- *
tharge of a large number of enlisted V
nen of the Motor Transport Corps 1
iow serving as chauffeurs, repair B
nen, etc., in the local service.
__________________ V
government Troops Con&ol More- ?
lot After Ten Terrorised Tears, n
MEXICO CITY, Saturday, March' 15 h
By the Associated Press).?The state g
if Morelos. Just south of this city, is f
onpletely under the control of governnent
troops after being overrun for '
en years by bands commanded by a
Jmiliano Zapata. A campaign con- o
lucted by Gen. Pablo Gonzales, com- t
nander of the government forces, has 51
ieen successful, Zapata and a few hunIred
followers being driven into the
ilmost Impassable mountains near '
>uenta de Ixtla. on the boundary be- '
ween Mexico and Guerrero. His capure.
with that of Gen. Genevevo de
bao and Manuel J'alofax, his chief lieuenants,
is expected almost any day.
American-Japanese Controversy
Over Interned Russians Settled.
The controversy between Maj. Gen.
5raves, American commander in Si- t
>eria. and the Japanese staff over the h
lispoeition of the 1,500 Cossacks of c
Jen. KalmikofTs forces, who were In- c
erned by the Americans at Khaba- f
ovSk at their own request, virtually t
las been adjusted by the gradual dis- r
*ersal of the Coaaack force. The Cos- '
;acks have been returning to their ?
tnmAJi 4
Gen. Graves has notified the Japalege
staff that upon the identification
>f the arms and equipment of the c
,'ossacks as their property ft will be |J
lelivered to them. a
rhoasands of Men, Women and
Children Perishing, Is Eeport.
KKW YORK, March 17 ?Thousands
of men, women and children are '
starving to death in the Caucasus. ^
according to the first report from Dr.
Junes I*. Barton, chairman of the j
oommittee recently sent to that ^
region by the American committee
for relief in the near east, received
it the headquarters of the committee '
here. - e
"There is no bread anywhere." said j
the report. "The government has not ,
a pound. iTtere are 45,000 people in ,
Erivan wholly without bread and the ,
orphanages and troops all through J
Erivan ar* In terrible condition. e
inore id noi ? aog, cat, norsc.
camel or any living thing In all the f
[gdlr reclon. We uw refugee women J
stripping the flesh from a dead horse ;
with their bare hands today." J
Condemn "Ho Beer-No Work" Plan '
NEWARK. N. J.. March 17.?The t
"no beer-no work" strike proposed for 1
July 1 was condemned by 400 dele- '
gates of the New Jersey State fed era- *
lion of I^abor and Slate Building
Tradee Council at a Joint meeting here '
yesterday. The delegates, however,
adopted resolutions urging Congress to
repeal both war-time and permanent 4
prohibition, and calling en President
WUaoa for aid.
Hr. Connell Sends Letter Which
Gives Assurance of Help in
Obtaining Vote.
A promise to do all in hts power to
ielp Washington pet representation
1 Congress and a vote for President
s contained in a letter received by
oseph D. Kaufman today from Alexnder
T. Connell, mayor of Scranon.
The letter is the latest result of the
ampaign to advertise Washington's
love for suffrage by means of the
ed-ink appeal on all mail going out
f the city.
< i, 1 - i n r TT '
v/Uinerence ncic.
Mayor Connell. who was in Wr.shngton
recently when the Chamber cf
ommerce pave a dinner to the
athering of governors and mayors,
old Mr. Kaufman in his letter:
"I am going to make it a point to
ave a number of my friends see our
lembers of Congress and wrill do anyhing
that we can to help along your
jst claims."
Mr. Kaufman, who is head of a subommittee
on mail sticaers of the
uffrape publicity committee, points
o this letter as further evidence that
he District can secure the support of
lany members of the House and Sente
by interesting their constituents
ack home in the movement.
More Firms Use Stickers.
Many more firms have agreed to use
he suffrage sticker on their out-ofown
letters, and some stores and iniviCuals
are inclosing in their mail
he suffrage folder, which explains
he District's petition in greater dcail.
If umber of Payments and Total of I
Receipts Cannot Be Stated
for Several Days.
An unprecedented avalanche of mail e|
idured into the sixty-four collection
iffices and hundreds of suboffloes of
he bureau of internal revenue g
hroughout the country on Friday and
laturday of last week. Today more jr
han 9,r>U0 employes of the bureau in z>
he collection offices and subofflces are 11
lusy tabulating the number of income ^
eturns received and the amount of
- 1.1.1 L. /ervm #,,11 I Of
utsuey wuivu wm uc ticuucu nvm :
>r part payment on taxes. '
It wu stated at the internal reve- s<
ue office today that ft will be a few ni
ays before any information can be p
nade public as to the number of in- ft
ome tax payers,and the total amount
f money received. rr
Increase Due to High Wages. w
It was said, however, that this year j,
here la a perceptible increase In the c,
lumber of taxpayers. This fact is it
.ttributed for the most part to the w
igh wages received by munition and
rar workers. Especially is this apilicable
to Washington, where, it was ||
eported at the local collection office,
he number Is far greater this year |
ban a year ago. I
The biggest gain fa shown- among
be women. Thousands of them came
o this city and entered government,
rar council. Bed Cross or other work,
"he great majority of the women B
rare said to have earned here larger tl
alaries than "back home." and the
lumber receiving more than J1.000 a
ear was probably in excess of those pi
btaining less than that amount. gt
At the local office, at 8th and ? ti
treets northwest, there were twelve p,
ersons, mostly men. employed in re- V1
lelving returns and helping the ja
learly crazed debtors to the governlent
to make out correctly the dtf- m
erent items on the returns. Six ex- q
ierts of the bureau were on hand at
he local office endeavoring to
traighten out the tangles. ^
Busy on Money Orders. ^
On Saturday a brahch post office
fas temporarily installed at the local
ollectlon office to aid those persons
rho were not aware that payment UT
pould be made only by check or ?]
noney order. The clerks were kept
iusy making out money orders.
A branch collection office was in
tailed at the local post office to care 5
or the rush of Friday and Saturday.
More than 5,000 men are working; "
rith the field force of the Internal lt
evenue bureau and 4,500 are in the
ixty-four collection offices through
iut the country. The force employed
ly the bureau hag increased 5,000. or '?
0 per cent, since August of last year.
Eighty-Second Division and OtherUnits
Assigned for Early Be- t<
turn, Pershing Cables. f?
NEW YORK, March 17?With 2.110 <j
roops. the steamship Patria arrived w
ere today from Marseille. Units iniluded
the 304th Brigade Tank Corps
otnplete. 85 officers and 1.456 men. B
or distribution among thirteen camps N
hroughout the country, and Casual
Companies No. 1902 of Louisiana. 1905
if Texas. 1939 of Arkansas. 1912 of a
iew York. 1913 of North Dakota and ,
914 of South Dakota. "
Assignment to early convoy home
if the 82d Division (Georgia, Alaaiba
and Florida National Army) was
.nnounced today in a cablegram from t
Jen. Pershing. Other units assigned A
ncluded Army Ambulance Sections
<oa. WO, 600, 521. 530. 569. 599, 602
tnd 604.
m si
_ h
3ther Honors Bestowed at Exhibi- c
;ion of National Academy of Design ? J
NEW YORK. March 17.?Edward W.
iedfleld of Center Bridge, Pa., Is the
rlnner of the Altman prize of 51,000 fi
or the best landscape painted by an n
tmerlcan-born artist, at the 94th
tnnual exhibition of the National
Icademy of Design, it was announced
oday. "The Old Mill" is the title of
he winning picture. The Altman e
>rize of 5500 for a landscape was d<
iwarded to Gardner Kymons of this cl
dty for his "Shimmering Shadows." 0The
Thomas B. Clarke prize of 5300
'or the best American llgure oomposilon
went to Jerome Myers of this
:ity for his painting called "Evenng";
the Julius- Hallgarten prizes of
1500, 5200 and 5100. for three pictures tl
n oil colors painted In the United a
itatea by American citizens under .
.hirty-flve years of age. to Robert S. 11
JVoodward for "Between Setting- Sun 81
ind Rising Moon"; Ercole Cartotte 81
or a portrait, and Dines Carlson for 11
The Jade Bowl," respectively, all of
his city.
Another Credit Given to Belgium. K
Belgium was given another credit u
if t2.41?,?<>0 today bythe Trn?i J a
^8 !;aH
BRIG. (iE\. DOlfiL;!
ommandrr of the Rainbow DivfMlon (1
division home early next month. 1
Brifp. Gen. MacArtfmr is one of thf
xvnr. He vrent to Trance bn a majc
in the Held. The armistice preventei
general. He has won both the FVei
tingnished service cross for valor, a
Brijp. Gen. Mac Arthur is a Regular
Gen. Arthur MacArthur.
imergency Employment Committee 1
Will Act as Clearing House.
Holds First Meeting.
The* first meeting of the emergency
nployment committee for soldiers n
rid sailors was held today. Col. Ar- h
lur Woods presiding. Grosvenor B. t
larkson, director of the Council of
ational Defense, opened the meet- J
ig. which was attended by Kranklin r
. Roosevelt, assistant secretary of t
le navy; E. N". Hurley of the ship- c
ing board and representatives of '
irious federal departments. f
Director Clarkson stated that the v
until entered the employment situa- 5
on In large part to meet the emer- '
ency caused by "the necessary P
rapping of ?n per cent of the field 8
lachinery of the United States em- n
loyment service duo to lack of '
3 _ M I
The council, he declared, seeks ?
lerely to tie in the loose ends of the
Tiployment situation both here in
Washington and throughout the J
auntry. and to act as a clearing ^
ouse of action for the purpose of
}ncentrating and utilizing as raplly
as possible all agencies dealing
ith the unemployment problem.
Authority of Postmaster General
urleson to increase telephone rates i
iroughout the country is to be de- :
irmined l>y the United Stales Surerne
Court, which today granted the
ate of Kansas, permission to Instilte
original proceedings against the
ostmaster General questioning the
illdity of his order of December 13 .
st establishing new toll rates. |
The court ordered that a return be
iade in the case at the next term in
Under the order attacked, effective
nee Januahy 21 last, the Postmaster
eneral establishes a new classifies- J
on and schedule of toll rates under
parcel zone system. The Kansas aulorities
allege that the Postmaster
eneral exceeded his authority in
isking it and that It is "unlawful
nreasonable. arbitrary, unjust and
ppressive." They ask that the Su eme
Court define the extent of the
uthority conferred upon the Post- ?
isster General under the joint con- J
ressional fesolution and the presi- j
ential proclamation, by which the
lephone and telegraph systems were *
LRen ovrr uy inc gu*ci ihucuu c
While these proceedings directly af- }
ct only the carrying out. of the orer
in Kansas by the Southwestern 1
ell Telephone Company, the ques- 1
ons involved touched every state. f
CHICAGO. March 17.?President I
an Johnson of the American league i
)day completed his staff of umpires "
>r the coming season. Ollie Chill,
ar the last two years an fimpire in
>e American Association, was signed
> fill the vacancy caused .by ihe t
eath of "Silk" O'Loughlln. Chill j,
as tn the American league in 1916. _
The other members of the staff are]
. H. Connolly. W. G. Bvans. Wll- P
am Dinneen, George Hildebrand, C. fi
Owens, R. S. Nallln and George y
[oriarty. All were in the league
ist season. The corning season will 1
e Connolly's twenty-sixth year as ii
nrnfflBuinnfll iimnirft ?n<i hi*t nine*
5enth year with the American h
eague. d
(avid Freed Took Girl# Into Vir- l
ginia to Meet Enlisted Men.
David Freed, a chauffeur convicted t
>me weeks ago, under the white!
ave act, of taking: young: girls in j (
iB automobile into Virginia to meet <
nlieted men, was sentenced today by ]
hief Justice McCoy in Criminal Dlvi- ?
on 2, to serve five years in the peni- | J
sntlary. !
The court expressed the hope that,
le sentence would prove a deterrent
> other drivers of public vehicles
-om engaging in such traffic. Freed
oted an apfecal.
' . n
France'# Civil Budget. ,
PARIS. Sunday, March 16,?The bud- v
ot commission of the chamber of a
eputies has decided to introduce a
[vil budget of $520,000,000 for the
rst three months of 1919.
Farley# at Posen Resumed. 1
v>TO WotlrtK 1 C A t
rAlviOt *??> 'VM *W. 11/
M Havas Agency from Posen, dated r
aturday, says the German delega- d
on has returned to Posen and re- 11
umed pourparlers in an effort to
ittle the controversy between Ger- i
lany and Poland.
Navigation on Danube Resumed. ((
PARIS, Sunday, March 16.?Navl- v
ation has been resumed on the Dan- F
be river, aooordlng to dispatches t
soctved here- from Prague. t
: -r Jf ^
? *
^HsMSHngHH '
[he 42d>, who will liring; the famoun ,
I'hey ore now in occupied tiermaoy. i
' outNtnndiiiff military flcurfN in the j
>r and was promoted for hi* .service* ,
il hi* promotion to the rank of major i
leh war crona and the American di*ind
lias also been wounded In action. ,
Army man, the aon of the lute Maj. i
i t
iural Population of Lower Austria ^
and Styria "Sure" Rudolph
Was Not Murderad.
?' R
The Vienna Bulletin, an Austrian
lews and propaganda service with J
leadquarters at Rotterdam, sends out (
he following curious story: c
"According to the Neue Wiener 1
ournal, a serious newspaper, the (
ural .population of large dlntriots of j
he provinces of lower Austria and 1
ityria never believed in the 4eath
'rown Prince Rudolph of Austria,
cho was assassinated in the castle of
leyerling near Baden together with (
rountess Vecscera in 1889. The peode
refused to accept this official
tatement. and their suspicion was i
lourished at the time by the fact that
he coffin of the crown prince at the
uneral was extremely small, while
he crown prince himself was a pow- !
rful man.
"The story went that the crown
irince had really not been murdered
t all, but that he had fled across the
lig pond.
"Ever since the war there is a growng
belief among the rural population
hat the crown prince, who, as will
ie remembered, was addicted to scien- 1
iflc researches, is identical with Prof.
Voodrow Wilson, President of the
,'nited States of America.
"The remarkable thing is that there
s an evident optimism as to the fuure
of Austria connected with this
egenfl. for the jieople say it is plain
hat Wilson, being in reality Crown
'rince Rudolph, will not let his beoved
Austria perish. It may not be
urprising if at the coming election
or.the national assembly President
Vilson will he nominated by the I
ountry people of lower Austria and ,
ityria as principal candidate and land
,s the first pvesTHerit of the German- ]
lueirian republic."
Practically Assure Labor Board
They Will Becognize Union,
t 1
Men's Chief Demand.
NEWARK, N". J? March 17.?Prior
o a conference today between the
'ubllc Service Railway Company and
ts 4.500 employes who have been on
itrike throufthout northern New Jerley,
it was learned that the company
lad virtually assured the Federal War
^abor Board that the men's chief denand?union
recognition?would be |
The company today restored to the '
nen their privilege of placing union 1
lotices on the company's billboards i
ind their action was interpreted by ,
he employes as foreshadowing the .
vinning of their principal demand. j
Requests from various departments of j
he government for a share of the Pres- j
lent'8 special war fund to make un de- <
ciencies caused *by the failure of ap- '
ropriation bills in Congress have been
crwarded to President Wilson from the
Vhite House. One request came from
he Treasury fn behalf of the war risk
rsuranee bureau.
White House officials declined to say
ow much money was left in the hunred-million-dollar
fund, but doubt was
xpressed that the balance would be
ufficient to meet even the needs of the
far risk bureau alone. When Secretary
Vilson of the Department of Uabor
sked the President for an allotment
ar the employment service recently the
'resident replied that the fund practially
had been exhausted by expendiures
or obligations.
]apt. P. A. Helmbold Reassigned.
Capt. Philip A. Helmbold, Infantry,
t Walter Reed Hospital, Takoma j
'ark. has been ordered to Potomac
'ark for duty with the 63d Infantry,
tationed there.
Joy in Paris Till 10 :30 P.M.
TARIS, Sunday, March 16.?Under a
iew regulation cafes and restaurants
/ill be permitted to remain open until
0:30 p.m., beginning March 20, and
vil 1 be allowed to employ orchestras
iter that date. I
Admiral Andrews to Lead Fleet.
Hear Admiral Philip Andrews, Act- ,
ng Secretary Roosevelt announced
oday, has been ordered from Cardiff
o take command of the American
oroes in the eastern Mediterranean,
elleving Rear Admiral Niblack, or- i
lered home to become director of .
laval intelligence.
lutopsy Performed on Henry Allen
An autopsy performed by Deputy '
:oroner Titus yesterday showed that (
lenry Allen. Hendersonville, N. C.. 1
t-ho died at Washington Asylum j
prlday night, was a victim of kidney <
rouble. Allen's body has been taken
o Henderaonvllle. 1
* !
American Commander Gives
Honors for Bravery at "
Inspection. of
r? - 11-. ? 1-._ ? fft
r>v 11if nw?H iH(pn itpw. "
COBIjENZ. Sunday. March 16.?Gen.
Pershing said goodlbye to the boys of th
the 42(1 Division today. In a farewell te
address to the troops of the Rainbow ^
unit, who are preparing to start for
home the first week in April, the be
American commander-in-chief wished te
them ail good luck in the peaceful .j,
occupations into whieh they ,will go I by
on the other side of the Atlantic. fr:
Germans as Spectators. th
The inspection and review of the mi
division took place in a great field he
near Remagenon. on the west bank th
of the Rhine. Gen. Pershing spoke to in
more than twenty thousand men after in
the Rainbow Division passed the re- sc
viewing stand in massed formation, mi
From the heights across the river sa
hundreds of German civilians assem- ua
bled and watched the review through to
field glasses. Gen. Pershing spoke st
from the rear end of a wagon with ot
the soldiers bathered about him. th
Before Ills address the commanderin-chief
presented one congressional
medal of honor, two distinguished O
service medals and forty-six dls- \
languished service crosses to officers U
ind men of the division. The medal
of honor was pinned by Gen. Pershing
on Corp. Sidney Manning of the 167th
rnfantry for leading his platoon durng
an attack on the Ourcq after its
commanders had fallen Despite
wounds he had suffered, Manning led
the men forward and gained and held
in important position in the face of St
terrific enemy fire. All but seven
members of the platoon were killed
or wounded. Manning himself was
wounded nine times In this attack.
When the United States entered the
war he was a farmer boy near Brewton.
Ala. v
The distinguished service medals '
vent 10 tsrig;. ^er?. L^ougias AiacArmur wjind
Col. William Hughes, jr. ^
4 Ml
Third Corps Inspection. ac
Sunday morning Gen. Pershing inipected
the troops of the 3d Corps near Pe
After the review of the 42d Division
Jen. Pershing went by automobile to p
,!ot>Iens. where he had dinner with Maj. r.o
Jen. Dickman, commander of the army Pn
>f occupation. In several villages along ,.
he way German civilians greeted him I
with shouts of "Hoch Pershing!" The
jcmmander's visit to the area of occujalion
was advertised by the Germans
n their newspapers and otherwise. co
Praises 32d Division.
COBDENZ. Saturday. March 15
:by the Associated Press). ? Within a
sight of the distant hills of unoc- thi
cupied Germany, 2d,000 troops of the
32d Division today heard Gen. Pershing
express appreciat;on of their bo
efforts at Chateau Thierry, Soisaons
and on the Meuse-Argonne front. (j'e
which, the commander-in-chief said, ]
made it possible for them to stand ru
where they were today. afi
The 32d Division, which was com- an
posed originally of National Guard' co
troops from Michigan and Wisconsin, cli
is scheduled to start for home early vii
n April. J
Louis Smith, Convicted Bootlegger,
Was Under Observation. N
In the bootlegging case in which
Couis Smith, 125 Reeves court northwest,
is charged with violating the
Sheppard prohibition law, Assistant
Corporation Attorney Ringgqjd Hart this
morning received from Dr. D. Percy
Hickling. the District of Columbia
alienist, a certificate setting forth
lhat the defendant, tfho is being held
in jail, is of unsound mind. Mr. Hart
will empanel a jury some time the
present ween to inquire into the so
unity of the man and take steps to ,
send him to St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Smith was arrested June 24. 1918. !- *
He pleaded not guilty. February 20 he dii
was tried by a jury and found guilty.
His attorney, Ethelbert Frey. filed a ..
notion for a new trial. Smith was 1 !
remanded to jail to await the argu- tH
ment for a new trial. Later he was be
sent to the Washington Asylum Hos- h
pital, where he was placed under observation.
. ki
* ve
__ ar|
John R. Stewart Falls to Death yi
Down Elevator Shaft. so
John Robert Stewart, colored, twen
ty-seven years old. was killed this
Tiornlng about 9:15 o'clock by a fall by
From the second floor to the bottom of a?
the elevator shaft in the Palais Royal, ? t
where he was employed as a rug pu
porter. He resided at. 409 New Jersey coi
Ada Price, colored, twenty-three bo
pears old, operator of the elevator, an
1621 12th street, was arrested by Po- th,
iceman Dierkoph and Is detaiped at q0
he first precinct station to aDn?ar at ?..i
in inquest at the morgue late this
ifternoon. r
Several employes of the business Jj?
Irm were in the elevator wh<tn the VT
iccident happened, and the operator "e
stated that Stewart was responsible ,
'or the accident. She said it was
aused by his pulling the lever and MI
lurrying from the elevator.
Disabled Men Desire to Study for
Work in That Class. ?
Disabled soldiers are attracted mo
more to the various commercial j Ro
branches of education than to any i sp<
ither line, according to the I fdertitjrna
Board for Vocational Education Of j in
the first 787 men awarded training of
165 chose the general commercial C
Where a man has a knowledge of na.'
iny particular trade the board stales cel
that It endeavors to induce the sol- i 'no
lier to take such training an will j
make him a specialist in that Sine in j J1.?
which he is not debarred by the na- j "S
ture of his injuries. "
In the main the youag men who ,?
Stave chosen the commercial oourses V,
ire those with some office or busi- th'
ncss experience. They are sent to
the best business and technical collocos.
The pay is $65 a month. In n
addition, there is a support fund andjing
payment by the government of all ve|
:uition and book charges. Positions ! ()f
are found for the men when they RS
Pave finished the courses.
Fatigued by Trip and Arduous BT
Work Since Return to Paris. <h?
PARIS, March IS.?President Wll- bo'
son, somewhat fatigued by his sea
iourney and the busy days spent since c?'
lis arrival here, remained in bed un- pR'
J1 noon today. / Ge
He received Col. E. M. House dur- foi
ng the afternoon, and with him dis- rit
:ussed the military and naval terms del
>f peace, as well as the results of the 3
Brussels conference relative to ship- sio
ping and the supplying of food to in
3ermany. Later he drove to St. Oer- to
nain with Mrs. Wilson, returning to th<
the White House at a bout-7 -o'clock. * ma
r. Garritt of University of Nanking
Tells Presbyterians of
Chinese Problems.
"The China of today is not the
lina of five or ten years ago. There
an aggressive movement of Chrismity,"
said Rev. Dr. J. C. Garritt
the University of Nanking. China,
an address on "The Church's Task
Valium tins* inuriilli& 41 ? uicrimii
the Presbyterian Ministers' .\ssottlon.
at New York Avenue Presterian
The speaker pointed out that there
e many things in China now trying
ruin her. He told of the present
esident of China having about
.000,000 worth of opium stored in
e governor's palace, which he innded
to sell, hut which which was
scovered as the result of a fire
'"The new movement which has
en started in China by the Presbyrinn
and other churches is going
develop rapidly," he said. He said
at the United States is recognized
China as her truest, disinterested
iend. and that the people of Chine
e depending on America to lead |
Dr. Garriit told of the work of t
issionaries in China for the pa
indred years and of the struggles;
ey have had to educate the Chinese
Christianity. He told of the openg
of the grade and elementary
hools. and also of the rstahllshent
of universities, from which, he
id. young students are heing gradited
and sent out into the country
preach religion as well as to inruct
the natives in agriculture and
her pursuits, for the betterment of
eir living.
;okes-Heitmnller Case Started to
Court of Appeals by Judgment
The Stokes-Heitnruller case, in
lich Justice Gould of the District
preme Court held the Saulsbury
t unconstitutional, was started forilly
on its way to the Court of Apsis
Formal entry of a judgment for
ssession of premises 1505 21st street
rthwest, in favor of Mr. Stokes, was
tered by order of Justice Gould, and
torney Chapin Brown, representing
s. Heitmuller, noted an appeal and
va. a supersedeas bond of (1,000,
lich stays the operation of the
urt's order pending the action of the
pellate tribunal.
Jury Trial Is Refused.
lustice Gould also overruled today
motion of counsel- for the tenant
it a trial by jury be accorded in
e case. Attorney Brown contended
at the code provides that appeals
landlord and tenant cases are to
heard as other appeals from the
jnicipal Court, which are presented
novo to a jijry in Criminal Division. I
de attacked the validity of court!
le 19 providing for judgment on \
Idavits in landlord and tenant cases,
d questioned the authority of the
urt to make such rule when, as he
limed, the statutes made other prosion.
rustics Gould declared the United
ates Supreme Court had sustained
e practice of giving judgment on
Ida vita, and declined to grant a jury
0 w. r. & e! brief
filed in labor dispute
rar Board Cannot Make Decision
Until Company Has Acted
Under Usual Rule.
Failure on the part of the company
far to file a brief has occasioned
lay in the decision by the War
ibor Board in connection with the
Bpute between the Washington
tilway and Electrio Company and
I men. Joint Chairman Manly said
sre is probably a misunderstanding
tween the parties regarding which
ould first file one.
It is customary in disputes of this
nd for each party to the oontrorsy
to prepare a brief. The men
pear to be ready with their written
tument, but the company, Mr. Mansaid,
has not indiaated when it
II be prepared in that respect.
"We expected to reach a decision
me days ago." said Mr. Manly, "but
> are waiting for the parties conrned
to act.'!
The situation is a little complicated
the brief of W. McK. Clayton, which
ks the board to pass on the question
whether in disputes between public
llity corporations and their men the
blic should be made a party to the
In some quarters it is thought the
ard will go out of existence before
opportunity is afforded to decide
b Washington Railway and Electric
mnotitr c/ilitt AVPrtlV Mr Mortlv uroc
Ill fJO.il J VV"? ? " ' " ?"
ked if he had any comment to make
persistent rumors to the effect that
had placed his resignation in the
nds of Secretary of L<abor Wilson.
> would neither affirm nor deny the
"X have not a word to say about it,"
\ Manly said.
iundation for Conservation of
Wild Life Proposed.
'he best sort of a permanent merial
to the late Col. Theodore
osevelt. as a naturalist and as a
irtsnian, would, in the opinion of
ny of his friends, be a foundation
Washington for the conservation
wild life.
ol. William ?oyce Thompson, head
the Roosevelt permanent memorial
lional committee, yesterday reved
a suggestion that such a merlal
would be the most- fitting
timonlai to the efforts of the late
turalist and statesman along the
es of conservation of wild life,
poneors of the plan include Presiit
John B. Burnham of the Amerii
Game Proteotive Association,
orge Shiras, 3d; E. W. Nelson of'
Department of Agriculture and
arles Sheldon, all intimate friends
Col. Roosevelt.
he establishment in this city of an
titution to be known as "The Rose
I Foundation ior me conservation
Wild Life" is embodied in the plans
at present contemplated.
the Afsoeiated Press.
PARIS. March 16.?The report of
i Polish commission on the eastern
undary proposes to give Germany
ect land communioation across the
ridor to the Baltic which has been
'orded to Poland and which cuts off
rt of East Prussia from the rest of
rmany. The report suggests that
Poland's security the German terorv
to the east of the corridor be
It is also proposed by the commls,n
that the 600,000 Protestant Poles
the Masurian lake region be allowed
determine by plebiscite whether
ry shall join Catholic Poland or rela
Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
Expect Conference Will
Grant Adriatic Claims.
Repreae.ntativea of the newly formed
kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
at the peace conference aro now of
the opinion that the final settlement
of the eastern Adriatic territory ques
tinn will hp highly favorable to this
young: nation.
Oable"*?dvices received In Washington
today from these representatives
indicate that the. justice of their
claims regarding the disposition of
Fiume and Palmatia has made a profound
and favorable impression on a
majority of the otfiFr?nations in attendance
at the conference.
According to these advices there is
every reason for the Jugoslavs lo feel
confident of the outcome of dispute
>ver the settlement of this territory
question. It is pointed out that while
the Jugoslav representatives never
have doubted the good will or sincertty
of the intentions of the other nations
in passing judgment on their claims,
recent developments cause them to be
especially sanguine. They report that
the other nations have expressed them selves
as not having the slightest r
doubt of the justice of their claims.
Say Italy Will Not Gain All.
It is not inferred that the kingdom
of Serbs, "'mats and Slovenes will be
granted every claim made by it. It Is
realized that a part of this disputed
area will he conceded to Italy, but not
in proportion to what the latter originally
Regret is expressed by Jugoslav
representatives in Washington that
there has been such a,n evidence of
dissolution between their country and
Italy over the question of eastern
Adriatic territory, and following the
receipt of the information contained
in these late advices from Paris they
feel confident that there will be no ^
future disturbances.
Obtaining a fair portion of this
Adriatic territory, is of far greater
importance and real value to their
country, these representatives say.
than would be the northern and westtern
portion of Albania.
Although of the belief That there
will be no further serious friction in
the Adriatic area these representatives
are disposed to feel apprehensive
of impending trouble with Bulgarians
and Albr-'ans. It is known
that tribes or b ids in these two
countries have been stirred to a point
where it is feared they will attempt
to prove troublesome to the Jugoslavs.
Answer Owners' Refusal to Meet
Labor Leaders by Like Objection
to Owners' Counsel.
NEW YORK. March 17.?Private
boat owners and their employes remained
in deadlock today, with little
prospect that a compromise agree- S
ment could be reached for an early
settlement of the harbor strike. The
refusal qf the boat owners to meet
delegations of tbe men if their union
leaders were present was met with a
counter refusal on the part of the ' >?,
i harbor men to Join in a conference
i attended by the counsel for the boat
owners' association. The men have ?
offered to settle with the owners on
the same basiB as they did with the
War and Navy Departments and the
shipping board.
James L. Hughes, federal conciliator,
returned to New York today
to renew his efforts to settle the
Accepts Terms in Payment for Killing:
of One American and
Wounding: Two Others.
| PEKING, March 17 .(by the Asso
elated uress}.? me cninese government
has accepted the suggestions
made by the American government in
its note of March 6 for the settle- ^
ment of the Monocacy incident.
The incident occurred January 17 of '
last year, when the American gun- ,
boat Monocacy was steaming up the
Yangtze Kiang. At a point about
fifty miles above Yochow Chinese
troops fired on the vessel without
warning. Some 100 shots hit the
Monocacy. and H. L. O'Brien, chief
yeoman, received wounds from' which
he died within an hour, and Seamen
Ferguson and W. M. Donelly, were ,
slightly injjred. Under the settlement
the widow of Chief Yeoman '$
O'Brien receives an indemnity of
$25,000 gold, while Seamen Ferguson
and Donelly receive $500 each.
The firing on the gunboat is attributed
here to the Chinese troops
becoming panic-stricken at the ap- i
pearance of the war vessel.
Greenville Adopts 56-Honr Sched
ule in Place of 60.
GREENVII.LE. V C-. March 17.?In
accordance with the recommendations
made at Spartanburg: last month by
the cotton mill officials of the state
the . cotton mills of Greenville toda-j
inaugurated the flfty-six-hour-a-week
schedule. Previous to this agreement
the number of hours worked each
week was sixty. '
It was reported that all the mills of
this section entered upon the new *
schedule. Practically 7,000 employes
In and around Greenville will be affected.
while other mills throughout
the county will swell this number
DONATES SUM OF $150,000.
Elks' Belief Commission Aids
Training of Disabled Soldiers.
The Federal Board for Vocational
Education announced last night that
the Elks" war relief commission has
contributed J150.000 for the extension
of the work of vocationally retraining
ji.ahlnil soldiers, sailors and marines
The announcement also said that further
financial assistance would be
given. (
One-third of the fond will be loaned
to men disabled, so that they may
be immediately placed in training
with proper maintenance while their
compensation award la being determined
by the government. The money
can be turned over many times', as
the loans will be repaid. The director
of the board will have the disposal
of another $50,000 for use in training
disabled men who do not come
under the war risk insurance act or
the federal vocational rehabilitation
act. and cannot receive either compensation
or training at government
expense. The remainder of the fund
will be used In a publicity campaign ' "
to advise the men of the training they
max receive if they dulre it

xml | txt