THE WASHINGTON TIMES; WEDNESDAY, JULY 4,' 1917.
(Continued from First Page.)
going of the American patrol to
Constant Leak at Xewe.
An almost constant (low of Inform
ation reaches Berlin direct from this
nation, as evidenced by the fact that
allied shipmeats carefully covered
and In some eases sent to Canada are
published tn Berlin papers.
Tiro possible avenues of communi
cation are open first secret wire
lesses; second, embassies friendly to
Germany who have access to cables
and use of code.
Mexico baa a powerful wireless In
Yucatan. This has been known for
some time, though officials have al
wars said this was not Germany's
Tfcrngh Search Plana.
However, a, thorough search, more
drastic than ever before, will now be
And, death will be the penalty for
Germany struck her first blow at
the United States, since the declara
tion of a state of war by this Gov
ernment, when her submarines at
tacked the troop ships en route to
Trance. TJp to that. Germany In of
clal statements for publication, had
refused to recognize America as an
"Pained surprise" waa feigned that
the United Statea should take belli
gerent action against Germany. The
Berlin government did not respond to
this Government's war declaration by
declartnr war on the United States.
As a matter of fact, there is no formal
declaration of war between the two
government. The United States
merely declared a state of war to
exist, snd this -Germany bad Ignored
tip to the time of the attack on the
Pershing troop ships.
New significance was seen today In
the comment of the German press en
the arrival of .the American troops In
Franca as indicating the disappoint
ment that must have been felt in
Berlin at the failure of the suoma
rinee to atcp the American troop
Count voa Reventlow, one of Amer
ica's bitterest critics, characterised
reports of the American troopa land
ing as "bluff." and stated flatly that
lie did not believe soiaiers naa ar
rived, and that such men as had
reached Franca comprised only medi
As the departure of the American
troops was apparently known In Ger
many, it Is reasonable t j suppose that
Reventlow knew of the preparations
made for submarines to head tbem
OFF FOR THE DAY
Today found opposing factions In
the Washington terminal strike still
far apart In wage scale negotiations
iaad the striking car employes threat
ening to leave the city this week to
reek employment elsewhere unless
flat demand Is met for an increase In
pay ef 10 cents an bour.
Following their meeting In Ma
sonic Temple last night, when more
than 300 strikers agreed to the plan
of leaving Washington unleM they
get higher wages, the striklna em
ployes suspended all activities to cele
brate Independence Jy.
"AH la well and trains are running
en time, well cleaned, carefully
equipped, and repaired," declared W.
J. Wilson, superintendent of the
Terminal Company, today.
"The strike hasn't Inconvenienced
us. Experienced reserve workers
from the Baltimore and Ohio and the
Pennsylvania railroad are filling the
Asked If the strikers representa
tives had sought a conference slnee
the walkout regarding wage condi
tions, Mr. Wilson declared they atruek
In the middle of negotiations looking
toward an amicable settlement of the
Issues Involved, and that the men had
made no overtures of any kind slnee
they quit work.
Ke Stead Tat.
J. T. McCreary, vice prealdrnt of
the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen,
with which the strikers sre affiliated,
declared today the men are sisndlng
pst for the following demands!
An Increase of 10 cents sn hour In
wages, to affect all classes.
A signed agreement by the eem.
pany granting aatlsractory rules gov
erning the number of hours tbey shall
work, and several "other minor differ
ences. Mr. McCreary stated today there
would positively b no violent denv
i RED HAIR SAVES HER.
WICHITA, Kan, July -t Miss Mar
gnerite Belford has blight red hair,
and to this fact she owes her life.
While at the Central avenue dan
across the Little Arkansas river she
fell Into ten feet of water. V, O.
drier, a fishermen, beard the anlash.
.He saw Miss Belford's red hslr and
eachlng for It pulled the girl, who
ss unconscious, out or the wstev.
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Daughter of Lloyd George
Married to Army Officer
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bravery in action. He came back from the front for the wedding,
which took place on June 12 In London.
BAN IS ORGED
FORREST HILLS, N. Y July .
In a speech that fairly bristled with
his old-time fighting language. Col.
Theodore Roosevelt warned the
United Statea here that the hour has
come when It must decide whether It
will be "a polyglot counting house
for dollar chasers" or a "separate,
He hammered the paclflsta, cursed
out "pro-Germans," and strongly
urged that the German language be
banned throughout the country In
speech and In print.
"We have but one fUg," he said.
"We should have but one language."
Roosevelt charged that pro-German
propaganda Is still a power In the
land and should be wiped out
Incidentally he condemned those
native-born who turn up their noses
at truly loyal Germans and bitterly
assailed the Government for weeding
out loyal Amerleana of Teutonic
origin from American Red Cross units
sent to France,
The Colonel slso took occasion to
mention that "In entering the war
we showed a reluctance passing the
bounds of ordtnsry timidity."
INJURIES FROM CAR
FATAL TO ICEMAN
Joseph Loveless, forty-five years
old, of 822 Twentieth street north
west, who was struck by a street ear
In Ninth street, near D street north
west, on Monday, died early today
at Garfield Hospital.
Loveless was employed on an lee
wagon, and was unloading a cake of
Ice, when, according to the police,
he slipped and fell In front of the
Ha was taken to Emergency Hos
pital In an ambulance, but after hav
ing his wounds treated, went home.
Testerday his condition became worse
and he went to Garfield Hospital,
Lot for Nothing;
His Guest Gets
Nothing for $45
Ones again the man who wss
looking for something for noth
ing has had "something slipped
But Bsxter McLaughlin, nf
Dunn, N, C, the victim In this
particular case, told Central Of
fice detectlvea the "something"
was not what he was led to ex
pect. McLaughlin's tsle of woe to
the police , was the time-worn
story of two strange men get
ting acquainted with him on the
train, pretending to find a 1100
bill on tha street near the Union
Station, and giving It to him for
Hi of his hard earned cash. The
detectlvea told McLaughlin It was
unnecessary for him to explain
that the century note was count
Olwen Lloyd George, daughter of the
IL S. IN
At the foot of the Washlngt 1
Monument there gathered today
officials of the American Government,
the ambassador from Great Britain,
and the Ambassador from France In
celebration of the one hundred and
forty-first anniversary of the Declar
ation of Independence.
Never before has the dlplomatta
representative ot Great Britain par
ticipated In a Fourth of July cele
bration here. Today Ambassador
Sprlng-Rlce sat beside the Secretary
of the Navy, Josephus Dsnlels. To
his left -ass the French ambassador,
Jules J. Jusserand, and Mrs. Jus
serand; and adjoining them sst the
Speaker of the House of Represents
lives and Mrs. Champ Clark.
Speaker Clark waa the orator of the
day, and Ambassador Jusserand also
delivered a patrlotta addreee, which
was cheered by a crowd of several
thousand men and women.
The platform was occupied also by
other members of the Diplomatic
Corps, officers of the army and navy,
and members of Congress.
Before he read tha Declaration of
Independence, Col. Frederick C. Bryan,
past president of the lions of the
American Revolution, eald:
"This was a declaration against a
Germs n-dejtcended king on tha throne
of Great Britain, who like his kinsman
of today, vu trying to destroy democ
racy and self-government"
Secretary Daniels and .others ap
plauded this statement.
Ambassador Hprins-IUce smiled, and
It seemed he was not without some
sympathy for the sentiment expressed
by Colonel Bryan.
"This Is my prediction In fifty
years there will be no crowned head
In any country on the face of the
earth." was tha Interpolated prophecy
made by Speaker Clark during his
Cbanp Clark's Addren,
"Our esse in the fewest words pos
sible," said Speaker Clark, "is this:
No nation will long endure or deserve
to endure that does not protect all of
its citizens wherever they may be
on land or ea.
"In this supreme crisis of affairs
not ours alone, but the whole world's
affairs It is the duty of every Amer
ican, male or female, native or natur
alized, to support, aid, and sustain the
Government In every manner possible
mrntally. morally, physically, finan
cially. That is the plain Imperative
duty we owe to our ancestors, to our
selves, and, abot,e all, tn our posterity.
"I beg to suggest that patriotism
does not consist entirely in public
speeches, brayln bands, flag-be
decked parades, and vociferous as
serverations uf love of country, but
genuine patriotism consists In being
a thorough going American citizen,
discharging all the various dutiea of
citizenship every day of the 305."
FALLS OFF AUTO TO DEATH.
TAMAQUA. Pa., July -I. Charles
Fabian, six. of Tuscarora four miles
from here, fell from the bsck of an
automobile upon which he was hang
ing, directly In the path or another
automobile. His head was crushed
under the wheels, death being Instan
taneous, Klenrrs for the "Irk.
Special baskets of Glide's fresh-cut.
home-grown flowers, 1.30 up. UltF.
SHAWKEY IN FIRST
NEAV YORK, July 4. Harry Harper
and Bob Shawkey were the pitchers
selected to battle In today'a morning
gams between the Grlffmen and the
. Yankees. Walter Johnson Is expected
to climb the mound this afternoon.
WASHINGTON' Judge fouled to
Nunamaker. Shanks filed to Wil
ier. Shawkey tossed out Milan. No
runs, no hits, no errors.
NEW YORK Mattel filed to Rice.
: Teek filed to Milan. Hendrtx singled
I to center, jlaker filed to Rice. No
runs, one hit, no errors.
WASHINGTON Malsel tossed out
Rice. Foster singled' over second.
Leonard fouled to Baker. Walael
I threw- out Menoeky. No runs, one hit.
NEW YORK Baker slncted to left.
t Harper threw out Mage. Raking tak-
lnr second. Miller walked. Nuna-
'maker filed to Rice. Shawkey alagted
to left, scoring Baker, Miller taking
third. Malsel walked, flllmg the
bases. Peck popped to Judge. One
run, two hits, no errors.
WASHINGTON Baker threw out
Henry. Harper fanned. Malsel threw
Tout Judge. No runs, no hits, no er
NEW YORK Hendryx walked.
Plpp struck out. Hendryx took sec
ond on a wild pitch. Baker ' beat
out mtt Infield hit, Hendryx taktnir
third. The squeeze play was suc
cessful. Hendryx scoring while Har
per was throwing out Magee. Baker
tried to take third, and was out.
I Judge to Leonard. 1 run. 1 bit. no
By flocking to Mt. Rainier, Glen
Echo, and other nearby Maryland
towns, where the Ban has not fallen
on fireworks, the boys of Washington
"put one over" on the safe-and-aane
Fourth of July advocates today.
A deep-rooted conspiracy to foot tha
big policeman on the beat by going
out of the city to shoot off fire
crackers was apparent early this,
morning as the youngsters exultantly
took the street cars to the Maryland
In Washington, however, only an
occasional "boom" waa heard, for the
police had Instructions last night to
enforce strictly that section of the
regulations which forbids the salt
or setting off of any form of fire
works, except by special permission
at public celebrations.
Major Pullman, after an early
morning tour of the city, said he had
not heard a single report of a fire
Absence of Xolse.
The patrlotla exercises at tha Mon
ument were representative of those
(held throughout the Cspltal City to
day. There waa an absence of noise,
fireworks, and the usual display. With
the nation at war, the ceremonies
everywhere became deeply significant.
: and their solemnity was reflected In
'the speeches of orators, the muslo of
bands, the Invocations of clergymen,
' and the applause of American citl
Isena. I Both tbo Marine Band and tha
i Imperial Quartet James K. Young,
Richard K. Backing, John Madlgan,
and Karl Carbaugh furnished muslo
on the Monument Grounds. After the
presentation of the colors, the band
played and the quartet sang "The
Star-tipangled Banner," with every
person on the slopes standing and
with each officer present saluting.
Tha Monument exercises were un
der Joint direction of the District of
Columbia Society, Sons of the Ameri
can Revolution, and the Sons of the
Revolution In the District of Colum
bia. Comdr. John 11. Moore, U. 8. N-.
retired, was presiding officer. The
Invocation waa delivered by the Rev.
William Couden. castor of the Church
of Our I'ather.
Clark Brings Lanxbs.
The diplomatic representativea of
Bolivia, Panama, and Belgium were
among those occupying seats.
Speaker Clark brought laughter by
exrpeaslng the wish' that the biog
raphers of statesmen would print
something about their human quali
ties, how they looked, their foibles,
and so on.
"With these writers," he said,
"Washington Is always crossing the
Delaware, or receiving the sword of
Cornwallls, or resigning his commis
sion at Annapolis. These are great
events, but I was much relieved to
know that Washington was fond of
horse racing, that he danced the Vir
ginia reel, and that he knew the dif
ference between a mint Julep and a
"So with Jefferson. He is always
writing the Declaration, or the Vir
ginia statutes of religious freedom,
or founding the University of VI r
glnls. What did he look like, and
what did he do? Well, for one thing
he stood six feet two and a half Inches
In his stocking feet; he was red-headed
and freckle-faced, big-boned and
loose Jointed. He waa the only red
headed President we have ever had."
P0I80N PLOT CHARGED.
6CRANT0N, Pa.. July -I. Warren
Atwood, eighty. Is dead from an over
dose of heroin, alleged to have been
given him by William Mullen, twenty-six.
The case was referred to the local
Federal authorities and Mullen was
Chrsnpeake Jb Ohio Xlallnay
Change of schedule July 1st. 0:40
p. m. trsln discontinued. Other trains
leave 2:00 p. m. and 11:00 p.m. Adit.
SENOS CITY BOYS
OFF TO SUBURBS
NEW YORK. July 1-Dowa en
the dimlv Uxrhted bottom of Nassau
harbor, where giant grasses waved In
the gentle undulations of the aea and
ojer fish played through their
branches like birds In a treo. waiKea
an odd thlno- In the shspe of a man.
bulbous, misshapen, unconnected by
Una or air hose with, the surface, but
unmUtakably a man.
Blr fish settled back In the shadows.
watching him i he walked slowly
alour: little fish In burrows in the
sand from which their heads protrud
ed oddlv DODDed back out of sight like
prairie dogs as be approached: "birds
nests" In the trees withdrew their
branched tentacles, big crab scuttled
QUt Q.C Sight.
On he went through forests of giant
weeds, down tbo lone avenues of kelp,
until he cam to an open space, a
miniature trarden ef delicately colored
coral and soft waving grasses, where
I bur fiab played Id and out. their deli
cately waving flos things of wooder-
ful beauty. He sat down on a grass
bank, slowly and heavily as on to
whom movement Is difficult and to
be carefully considered, and then
settled back to watch through his
single protruding eye tn front the
scene of underwater beauty before
Snlea at Barracuda.
Nearly half an bour be stayed there.
the fltb moving Iaxlly about him or
Sitting past with a quick flirt of their
fins. Then a great barracuda poked
Its head from a wall of grass and
looked over this, odd figure-lntrudlnc
on the dominion In which It ruled.
It waa only when this fish appeared
that the man gi.va any sign of not
being perfectly at ease. He drew him
self together for a quick sideways
movement from the threatened rush
of this torpedo of th deep, and sot
until the Silt withdrew and disap
peared did he again relax and become
absorbed In watching.
Having apparently feasted his eyes
sufficiently for one day he alowly
rose and turned to go back along the
path be had come, wending hla way
through the arching pathways of
grass. Suddenly he stopped, looking
upward as he searched the silver sur,-
zace o me sea tor aoove mm. 7ncre
waa nothing In sight. He put one
hand behind hlra to. where a small
tank hung and gave a slight turn to
a handle en It. He bulged, grew
round and distended and then with
a rush went to the surface.
Writes Submarine feeaarleo.
The man waa Barrlngton Barrlnger.
master diver, who knows the ocean
floor from personal visits as do few
other men. And Barrlnger Is not only
a diver; he writes submarine scena
rios, acta In tbem and directs tbem.
being probably the only underwater
moving picture director la the world.
Barrlnger didn't Intend to be a
diver and didn't care anything about
the movies when he first started out
la th world a few year ago. Ha
was the son of a man who. had. been
a surgeon In the civil war, and from
whom he Inherited considerable per
sonal bravery with a bit of reckless-
nets. Ha want to Syracuse University
to study chemistry, but In his fourth.
year the spirit or daredevlltry 'which
began te appear prominently In hla
character did not appeal .to the col
lege authorities and Barrlnger left.
He tried newspaper work and that
waa too tame for him. Bo he went
Into the navy to get hardened up
physically, and when they asked him
what he wanted to learn he ssia ne
thought diving would be the thing.
Helped Wwk On F-4.
So they made a diver out of him
and for a couple of years Barrlnger
cleaned ships' bottoms and pulled up
anchora and did odd underwater Jobs
that ahowed he was one of the best
divers In the Government service.
That was how It happened that when
th Job of recovering the Ill-fated
F-4, the submarine which sank off
Honolulu, was decided upon, and
George qtlllson who Barrlnger says
Is the best diver In the country was
sent to take charge of It he took Bar
rlnger along aa on of his men.
When the F-e had been lifted into
forty feet of water an8 the services
of Stlllson and hla men were nqt
needed any longer they came back
to New York and went out with a
company that had Just perfected a
way of taking moving pictures under
water. That finished, Barrlnger went
down to Tamplco to help raise a gun
boat that had been scuttled by those
on board when It seemed In danger of
being captured. It was easy work,
but there be had some adventures
with barracuda, tha memory of
which will last him a long time.
Had Jfsrrew Escape.
For the diver is not sll afraid of
sharks, despite the popular fancy
Barrlnger has rapped many a shark
on tha nose and would have chased
them if he could travel fast enough
under wster, but a barracuda Is dif
ferent. They belong to the species of
fighting fish that taka a violent dis
like to invaders and don't hesitate to
show It. If a barracuda hits a diver
he Is gone, for the vicious bony nose
of the fish would bore through his
suit and perhapa through his body
with tha Impetus, of its rush. So
divers don't argue with them.
The barracuda around this wreck
became restless a few daya after they
started work and got to nosing
around so close that Barrlnger and
me men witn mm spnni a gooa pan
of their time when they were down
"One dsy I was down by the rudder
when I saw a big barracuda lying on
a grass bank near by, said Barrlnger.
I saw that he waa watching me so
I kept an eye on blm and kept hold
nf the rudder. Finally there came a
little flit of his tall and I yanked
myself back of the rudder Just ss he
went by like a shot The wske nf
him nesrly knocked me over. That
was enough. We built a net around
the boat after that."
Another of the accidents thst hap
pen to divers came during the work
908 7th St N. W.
Come Back To Us
Is Georgia's Cry
To Mob Victims
ATLANTA. July 4. Cotton is In
bloom again, roasting ears ara
ripe, tha watermelons are smiling
on the vine, snd the gates of
"Dixie" ara open so all negroes
who went away from tha South,
under mistaken Ideas of the sort
of treatment tbey would receive
In the North.
This was the tenor of a resolu
tion Introduced In the' Georgia
house of representatives by Rep
resentative Wright In considering
the race rlota of East St. Louis,
Th resolution, conceded to the
people of Illinois superior Judg
ment In handling the race ques
tion, but It earnestly recommend
ed that they "select their victims
one at a time and be sure of their
guilt before they act." Under the
rules of th house, th rasolutios,
was laid on the tab for day.
on the gunboat. Barrlnger" was walk
ing along the deck one day when he
saw the nan ahead of him suddenly
stumble over me side, neaa Brst, as
it ne waa diving. -Tnat is on or th
roost dangerous things that can oc
cur under water, tor if a diver gets
upside down the air rushes Into the
legs of his suit and he stays that
way, absolutely helpless. Adding to
the danger of this position, tn car
bonic gas settles to the bottom into
his helmet, and be la apt to b suf
focated. But. luckily, Barrlnger ret
down quick enoutn to turn fils lucx
less mate right side up again and
have him hauled to surface, little the
worse for the upset.
But J3arrloger wasn't fated to be
an ordinary diver for th rest of his
life, for about the time he eomileted
the Tamplco, work- the Idea of mak
ing an underwater moving picture of
"Twenty Thousand" Leagues Under
the Sea." was evolved, sad stuison,
Barrlnger. Creel ey, Nellson and Jack
Gardner, all of whom had worked on
tne F-4, war engaged .to do the un
Private -Charles P. Tsft. of th
Twelfth Regiment of Engineers, U.
S. A-, recently characterised by bl
ex-President father as a 'fledgling,"
Is cjt to be a fledgling much longer.
That he la soon to be a full-grown
bird with a nest all bis. own Is Indi
cated by the announcement from
Waterbury, dons, of bis" engagement
to marry Miss Eleanor Kellogg
Chose, daughter of Mr. and Mrs,
Irvln Hal Chase, of Waterbury. Tha
date of the prospective wedding bas
not .been made public
Returna On Friday.
A few days ago young Tart, who
was named tor hla uncle, Charles P.
Taft, of Cincinnati, got a furlough
from th engineers camp at St.
Aaaph, Va to attend the commence
ment exercises at Yale, and he will
return to bla canvas cot and soldier's
work next Friday morning.
The newa of his engagement
created no small stir among hla
"buddies" In camp today, and plan
were Immediately set on foot to give
blm a rousing reception on his re
turn. His khakl-clad companions feel
that he haa been "holding out" a se
cret on them, and they plan to even up
Won .Men's Adsslratlea.
The unflagging energy with which
th distinguished "rookie" tackled
the problems of a soldier soon won
for him the unstinted admiration of
bis comrades In arms, and there will
be a genuine feeling in the eongratu
latlons, boisterous and otherwise.
that will mark his return.
When former President Taft waa In
Washington a few weeks ago he
visited the camp, and remarked to
General Scott, In eommand, that "I
hava a fledgling out here some
place." That led to some embarrass
ment, when a variety of whistle and
"hlrdte." calls greeted tha recruit on
hla subsequent appearances In camp
routine. But It was no sport tsasing
him when he refused to get "fussed
and his good humor soon won for
him tha nam of Just plain "Charlie,
which showed be "belonged."
TOY BALLOON'S LONG TRIP,
SUNBURT. Pa.. July -t. Nine days
sgo Charles F. Conrad put his name
and address on a toy balloon and let
It go Into the skies. Todsy be re
ceived a letter from Oliver J. Kem
merer saying It had been found near
Nescopeck, forty-four miles away.
NEW CASTLE. Pa., July . Cele
brating with a .S2-callber revolver
that he had found at his home, Guldo
Caaella. fifteen, pointed the gun which
he thought was empty at his play
mats, Charles Scaglone, fourteen. A
bullet penetrated Scaglone'a body
Just below the heart.
i lEc-Holidiy Pricii Today 15o
LAST TIME TODAY
EXTRA Winifred Rreenweed
In "Allen Blood."
TODAY AXD THURSDAY
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YOUNG TAFT READY
TO GRADUATE FROM
RED CROSS MEN
(Continued from First Page.) Shall a, food gambler go to JallT
many of the local chapter havtac' TU waa the Fourth of July quoe
been told In advance of the ialsatloa tlqa ..which caused Cogreaa leaders
of th American Red Cross to reim
burse them for the payment of Bill
for advertising and. canvassing.
WBt Redaes Percentages.
It was really to meet these bills
that Chairman Davison announced.
even before th campaign began, that
arrangementa would be made to mt
the expense of th local chapters. On
th other band, a steady effort la
being mad to persuade all local
chapters to reduce this percentage
to the minimum. Announcement
have already been mode that further
canvassing' will be mod for- fuaq
to take ear of local necessities
Nothing can hurt the Red Cross
more these day than to Impugn its
management of funds, especially when
It wlU be necessary fot that organi
sation constantly to appeal to the
American people for money to aid If) f
toe onmanuarian worn serosa, nemo
of the nation's beat executives hav
enlisted la the cause snd thay can b
depended upon to keep expenses down.
They are adept la their own prof
alon In getting the most out of In
vested capital and. giving their own
services gratuitously to their coun
try, it expected that they win oo
as much. If not more, for the United
FOR U. S. MOTORS
The demsnd for American motor
trucks, pieaaura automobltu. arid
parts la forelgs countries, particular
ly among our allies and th oceanic
countries, continues unabated.
According to figures mad public
today by the Department of Com
merce 1.7M trucks, valued at SUBA
20: 8.T2S pleasure cars valued st
3,4S9,3S0, snd parts, not Including
engines and tires, to the value of
J2.T13.B3fl, were shipped abroad dur
During th eleven months period
ended May 31, 1011, the number of
trucks exported waa 14.740 valued at
139.374.561. together with 37,501 pleas
ure cars, valued at ?4Z35,731, and
parts valued at X24.lllT.ttM.
With the exception of parte, these
figures aHow substantial increase
ovec the returns for the some periods
of last year-
Canada, tha United Kingdom, and
France were the largeet purchasers
of American automobiles during May.
READY FOR ANY PROBE,
SAYS DIRECTOR RALPH
Premises Miss RaaHa (o
Tin ready. I welcome any probe
er Investigation. I Invite a thorough
examination of conditions down here."
This was the terse statement today
of Director Joseph E. Ralph, of the
Bureau of Engraving and Printing,
who declared he Is waiting for th
committee from the office of Assist
ant Secretary of the Treasury Crosby
that will begin tomorrow a probe of
conditions under which women and
girls have worked overtime at tb
Investigation of bureau working
conditions was promised Mis Jeanette
Rankin today by Assistant Secretary
Crosby, In whos office yesterdsy was
held the stormy conference that result
ed In Director Ralph leaving the room
in anger after efforts to reach an
agreement aver th Issues In question
bad proved futile.
Miss Rankin, who was the third mem
ber of esterday conference, aal-I Mr
Crosby had premised a probe of con
ditions at the bureau a soon aa th
Fourth of July celebration were over.
r1776 LIBERTY 1917i
I FROM HIGH COST OF SHOES. I
In 1776 the Grand Old Bell E
! Shoes dSffigjBw sfo. Shoes i
flgfcW Proclaimed liberty from lljiSp5
iSggi5J oppression in 1917 we are ESWrrv
e&S-yi performing a like service by SSv?Vr3
XCrvIl liberatm shoe buyers from SjS7?2
VihJ?! unnecessary profit. Renters- reiroCCTW?
5$v?S7jfcg ber we seH shoes for tbe RKr?KP
llllp AT CUT PRICES S
mf G. R. KINNEY CO., Inc. ll
SJ Largest Shoe Retailers in the World "Wm
11729-31 7th St. N. W. Jp
FOOD BILL LEADS
TO YIELD HOLIDAY
to Ignore. U nation! helMay and
work over the' food bill. Senators and
Representatives took up. their worlc
arty sad ptanned to spend th entire
dsy in swinging sentiment their way.
Th penalising of food-price manipula
tion, u provided by the Benate bill.
1 ene of the chief Issues today.
The Senate Is not In session todsy.
and consideration of the food control
measure on the floor bas gone over
rintll tomorrow. Senator Chamberlain
tomorrow will begin th flas) drive,
in an effort to fore the food control
He eztts a, vote br Saturday or
Monday. If soma understanding can
not be reached tomorrow as to a time
ror voting, tbes the petition for
cloture tula, which was not (114 yes
terday s expected, wll be filed.
Centra! aaj !,
Whether persons setlng for th
Government jn an advisory way or
otherwise shall be permuted to enter
Into contracts with tha Government
Is -looming up, .as a, sharp Issue- Sen
ator lenjron has n amendment un
der' which aueh contract would. b
prohibited. Jt bv excited the, wrath
of members of the advisory commis
sion of the Council of National 9-.
fense. They are exerting strong n
On Uvi other hand, scathing at
tacks on some ef th. members Qt
this commission have lately been,
made by acvreral members nf the Xn
ate. Senators Reed, Borah, McKal
lar, Vardaraan and Oort have been
conspicuous 6 this.
PreaJMtl ' Qest! U1 Ote.
The prohibition Issue has been by
no means settled, and there will be
bitter fighting carer It In the Senate
th next two or- three days. The
"bon dfy" forces" sre lining up for
the most part to upport -tha Oor
amandms'nt which Rrohlblts the instilling-
of spirits, but .gives the Presi
dent discretion to daal with; wines
and beer. The opponents of th
"bon dry? plan are aflTned for th
Martin-Robinson meoci,Tent whlctv
slmply prohibits tha distilling' .of
spirits but does not refAT to wines
snd beer. Both sides propts to glv
th President power to cco.imnder
existing" stocks of whisky aVnd othsr
liquor In bond.
Meantime, Senators are beln,g bom
barded with telegram snd 'Jetters
tram prohibition and antt-probsjltlott
people all over tb country.
T Ai f.A t In f liat l.K..... W th
division will be close, the- Mantln-
Roblnson amendment will b adapivd.
May Need rreatdeafa Help.
The whole measure 1 now fairly
overwhelmed with confusion. It 1
overburdened with amendments whose
powers threaten either to bold up tbo
bill's passage, or. If passed, to place
on the President's shoulder authori
ties beyond the comprehension' of any
In addition to the wet and dry fight
there la the bitterness of Southern
Senators aroused at placing eotoon un
der control. Political, axes to be
Iground are appearing In many' sec
tions or tn bill.
It appear that tb President riroet
once more come to tta rescue and .re
lieve It of lis unwelcome feturtlf
Its paaeag la to be facilitated.
CMWAR START l
IN CHINA, JAPS HEAR
TOKIO. July . Civil war has
broken out in China, accerdbtg t
Information received here today frees
One dispatch said that a manifesto
baa been liaued by th leaders of
the southern provinces refusing to
recognize the monarchy set up by tb
young Manchu Emperor Tauan Tung.
LONDON. Jury . President Lt Roan
Chung, ef the Chinese Republic bas ob
tained refug at the Japanese legation
In Tien Tain after fleeing through
back door of th palace, according to,
word received her.
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