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NUMBER 11,360.
roti lahed every evening (Includln? Sunday)
Entered aa second claaa matter at tbe
Doetofflce at Washington. D. C
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W. Gwynn Gardiner Retires As D.C. Commissioner .Office Vacant
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The Mew American Motto.
Time the Healer.
100,000.000 Responsibili
Ford's New Idea.
iCopyrlfbt. Ill? ?
The Imperator, a gr?a*. German
ship, in American waters and in
p-asseesion of the United States
Government, is turned over to
England at her demand. It goes to
the Cunird company.
A colliBction of ships belonging
to the American Standard Oil
Company are seized and held by
England on the ?round that they
had'btsen sailing under the Ger
man flag.
The new American motto would
s*em to be "Don t Give Up the
Ship '?unless England wants it
Time heals wounds. If you said,
"About a hundred years from now
a young descendant of the Ger
man kaiser will visit the United
States, Government officials will
hurry to meet him, servile crowds
will bow and cheer," what protests
would rise. "Never, never," the
people would sav. "Never a wel
come to any successor of the Ro
htsnxollern who did such dreadful
things in Belgium."
The Americans about a hundred
years ago would have said tbe
same about any successor o? King
George, whose agents hired red
savages to kill An.. uans, includ
ing women and children.
This country has given f. pretty
fair reception to the young Printre
of Wales, ?with never a tnought
?boot the red Indian massacres.
Man is a fonrettine animal, fortu
nately. It would sour him if he
had to remember all his hatreds.
The head Red Croes worker
in Armenia is here to tell tbe
United States Government that "its
flrst duty'" is to tbe Inhabitants of
Armenia, in danger of destruction
at tbe hand? of Turks.
The gentleman Is mistaken.
This government has just one hun
dred million responsibilities that
come ahead of any responsibility
abroa*! It has one responsibility
for each American inhabitant.
Everything possible should be? done
for Armenians, for all the fourteen
hundred million human beings that
live on thi? earth outside of the
United SUtes. But the Govern
ment'! FIRST duty is to those
that live here, a fact forgotten
aalte often.
Some one suggests that to settle
the coal problem, farmers should
take the .Aiace of -strikers in the
?asata The farete*?* will not ilo it
?tee eesMen a transition. But the
day will come when men will do
-tsare than one kind of work, which
v-ertli 0? ea excellent th ta g for the
banian mind and Tor industry
Henry Ford is now working on
that line. One of his plans is to
put factories in agricultural re
gions ?here there is water power,
use the pawer for farm machinery
aad irrigation In Summer, build
factories next to the water power
and give the farmers and their
families employment at? high, wages
in Winter. Let the factory rest in
Summer, the farm in Winter.
That Is real intelligence.
At this writing Carranza, of Mex
ico, still hee the American Consul
Jenkins safely locked up. The
United States threats don't agi
t?t? Carranza.
At Constantinople. Abraham
Effendi, head of Mohammed .?.
church, 4-ongratulates the United
States on having? put into the Con
stitution the prohibition idea that
Mohammed gave to the Turks
thirteen hundred years ago.
The other piece of news from
Turkey tells of cutting down of
harems. Mohamm4?d allows each
man four wives, to make up for
no alcohol. But the high cost of
living has struck the harem.
Amer?4?n travelers are surprised
by Turks offering to make them a
present of one or two surplus
young women.
It c?"*6ts somt?thinir to strike on a
big strale. The .-tee4 men have
made up their minds to eo hack in
the Pittsburgh district, - > mill
owners say. In ten wee-.- the
men's loss in wages amounted to
more than twenty-nine r* ;::?on
dollars. Mills will make up their
loss with bieeer orders, higher
prices. Wurkwen won't. It 1
time the workmen invented some
thing better than the strike.
Professor Garner, who knows
how monkeys talk and what they
say, sues for S 100.000 damages a
photographer that represented the
professor in the act of kissing a
ine chimpanzee is the highest
mammal, next to man. What suits
for damage-? would young women
have whose pictures show them
kissing dogs? The chimpanzees at
least keep their faces out of the
<?rt, dogs do not.
The French are through in Rus
sia. Lloyd George has said that
England has had all the Bolshevist
fighting she wants. He confirms
the statement of a German mili
tary expert that fighting- Russia is
like sinking into a feather bed,
the deeper in you sink the more
yoo 4rhoke. England's mouth is
roll at feathers.
The United States apparently is
?till 4-arrying on a dilettante war
?*? Ihe fringe of Russia, not know
ing how to g^ '. out. But it amounts
te nothing.
The real fight will probabh* be
between Russia and Japan. With
millions of extra Japan?**??? popula
tion, sparif-.'y Fettled Sb**r a. fer
tile and rich in undeveloped re
soorces, is very tempting. Japan
that it ?ay be her sad
Resignation as District Com
missioner Accepted Saturday
By President Wilson.
The Rev. Dr. John Van Schaick
Among Those Prominently
Mentioned for Position.
W. Gwynn Gardiner, until last
Saturday a Commissioner of the
District of Columbia, is today back
in his law ?nices?a, private citi
_en?ready to reeurne the practice
of his profession.
His resignation was accepted un
1er date of Saturday, and became
?affective at that time. Mr. Gardiner
today. made public the correspond
oi?? t-etw?n hints?f and the Whit? \
House. It follows : j
Mr. Gardiner"? Letter. I
"Washington. Sept. 12, 13H.
"Dear Mr. President:
"Immediately upon your return ?from
France, I communicated to you my
(desire to be relieved aa Commissioner
| of the District of <*olumb;a in order
that I might resi e the practice of
j law. In that co nunication 1 ex
pressed a perfect \ ?llingness to re
mam In office un the valuation of
I the two street rai ay properties was
completed. Tr.Te re, I most reapect
fully renew my rr-'iuest that you re
lieve me of the position a.i Commis
sioner at > 5ur very earliest conven
"During my lncumbence in office I
have striven to perform the duties
thereof la such way as not to reflect
discredit upon you because, of my ap
pointment. In this effort I am com- ?
forted by the belief that I have not |
entirely failed.
"Assuring you that my gratitude to
you will be lasting, I am.
"Your? most respectfully.
Reclamation la Ar?-rr>te4.
"The White House. Nov. __, 1919
""My Dear Mr. Gardiner:
"The President directe me to ac
knowledge the receipt of your l?;t?tr
of September 1-, and to say that he
accepts your resignation as Comnii??
aioner of the Dimrict of Columbi ? in
view of your desire to ba relieved so
that you may resume the practice of
the law. .
"Sincerely your?,
"Secretary to the Pr??"dent ''
Mr. Gardiner was n? minate?! aa Dis
trict C< mrhlesioner to succeed Major I
Oliver P. Newman in September, 1919,
(Continued on Page 2, Column 3.)
Coroner Not Satisfied Skeleton
Found Is That of Billy
H AM ? "??? ?". ?*. J . Nov. 25?Cor?.
Ber Cunningham prepared today tc
open the graves of all ? hildren ?vo
and three years of age ??thin ? radius
of twenty-five all??, who have died
within the last six months, on the
theory the skeleton found near he_e
Friday may have been that of a child
other than Billy Daneey
The coroner believes the skele.on
may have been taken from a child's
atra?, e and left in the swamp to avert
further wearoh for the a.,.ged kid
napers of the Dansey boy.
DUTY to meet all alone the Bol
shevist menare.
That is nothing for the white
race to worry about. If Japan
keeps Bolshevism busy, BolHh<-*v
ism in turn will probably keep
yellow Japan bi?y while the reet
of the world rebuilds.
The Japanese will find fighting
Russia very different from fight
ing the Russian Czar. The next Ja
panese-Russian fight will be no
Japanese picnic. It may use up a
good deal of the surplus '
** ? NEE, who has re
signed aa District Commis
sioner and who today re
sumed the practice of law
Mystery Surrounds Poisoning
Which Follows Drinking
From Large Bottle.
BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 25.?laudile
Shark, twenty-eight, of Winston 8a
lem, N. C, ia dead; Catherine Bristol,
twenty-five, of Philadelphia, is dying
at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and two,
men, John Kielly. of fashionable Eu-j
taw place, and Allie Osman, a Turk.!
are held by the police pending an in- I
vestigation. The death of the Shark
girl and the condition ?if Miss Bristol ;
are believed due to poisoning.
The affair, the police say, is one of
many angles ami ramifications and
deals with the all? ge?i illicit love f
the dead girl for one of the men now
under arrest. Hoth men are wealthy.
Kielly and Miss Shark, the police
?ay, came to Baltimore from At-'
lanta six months ago and took an
apartment in Eutaw piace. Last Sat
urday morning Miss Shark was sud
denly taken ill and whs sent, uncon
scious to the Union Protestant Hos
Shortly after her death, say the po
lice, Kielly telegraphed Miss Bristol]
that "Lucille is dead. Comi: at once i
to Baltimore." Miss Bristol arrived in ?
Baltimore Sunday and immediately
wired to Osman, who came down from
New York.
Yesterday, after drinking "some
thing from a large bottle,'' as she told
physicians at Johns Hopkins Hos
pital, Miss Bristol also was taken
suddenly 111, was sent to Johns Hop
kins and became unconscious. Her
. ondition is said to be so serious that
K*rave fear for her recovery is felt.
Jesus Rentar?a Shot by One of Own
Band In Quarrel Over Spoils
MARFA, Tex., Nov. 25 ?Jestie Ren
tar?a, kidnaper of two American air
men several months ago. was re
ported today to have be?-n shot to j
death at Carrizozo, Mexico.
The report stated one of hie own
band killed the Mexican bandit leader
during a quarrel over the remainder
of the $15.000 ransom money re
ceived from the United States.
The allied nations have made -re
quests that interest on their loans
from the Unite?-- States be deferred
from three to five years, accordir^r
to Information received here today.
Negotiations on this subject are now
in progress in Paris with Assistant
Secretary of the Treaenry Uathbone
representing the United States.
The allied nation? ask for deferred
interest until war reaction i? com
plete and financial matters reach a
more stable basis. The amount of
loans made by the United State? to
the allied nationB is approximately
TAKE ? ELL-AM ? BKFOBr. ????? Md I
ote how Oil? good dig??tlon ma.-?- you teei.
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in n iirawiiTiiira*iigimiiiiMi?uaSBiiissiwiiHia?iiiWM^ sas?
Problems ot Washington
I f
The Citizens' Associations!
A Fly It a Fly and a Leaf b a Leaf Bat a Ctt?sans'
A-siocktiot??Read What Major Newman Has To Say
About Organization of Residents of Waahinfftoa
Into a Big Repreaentative Body.
Formerly Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the District
of Columbia.
I'm going to start this article by telling you a story
about a stage-coach driver and a wasp's rifeet. Please read
carefully, because I think you '11 like the story, to start with,
and agree with me as to its point, to end with.
A friend of mine was making a trip through fellow
stone National Park on a coach which was being drawn by
six horses. He was sitting with the driver, who was an
expert with his long whip. One of the lead horses got a big
horse fly on his ear and made an awful fuss about it, tossing
his head about and almost jumping out of the harness.
The driver.curled his whip,, whirled it through the air
around his head, and gave it a crack. The fly was neatly
snipped off without touching the horse's ear.
A little further on the driver again whirled the whip,
circled it gracefully about in the air, and cracked it sharply,
thereby nipping a bunch of leaves off of a tree on a bank
fifteen feet above his head.
4 ' That was fine, ' ??*?*.?*! my friend. * ' Now, let me see you
snip off that wasp's nest hanging from that limb ahead
of ?us." .. ?*
"Look here, friend," said the driver, shaking his head,
"a fly is a fly, and a leaf is a leaf, but a wasp's nest is an
Do you begin to get the point.
The citizens' associations of the District of Columbia
should be of such character that everybody who comes along
will say to himself:
"A fly is a fly, nnd a leaf is a leaf, but a citizens' asso
ciation in Washington, ia an organization."
Today, unfortunal !\, the citizens' associations, in spite
of all the good work they have done, are not as effective as
they ought to be, because they're not sufficiently representa
tive. Not enough people belong to them. They are much
stronger than they used to be. They have a pile of good re
sults behind them, but they can be a hundred times more
effective and more useful.
There's only one thing needed for the citizens' associa
tions to be the strongest single factor in the community.
That is a big membership. That's the reason this drive is
being conducted now.
In this day organization is necessary to mere existence,
not to mention progress. If you're a member of a group
engaged in any undertaking?civic, political, commercial,
industrial, or what not?the first thing you must do if you're
going to get anywhere is ORGANIZE.
Complaining to the Monument.
If the people of Washington are I
not compactly and effectively organ- j
ized, it will do no good to try to!
get things done. We might just as |
well go down to |h* Monument and
complain to it because it isn't round. !
'?"or instance: Eighteen years a?;o j
when I was a reporter on the old
Washington Times, which then *?ad
a morning and evening edition and
was owned and edited by that pio
neer journalistic genius, Stilson
Hutchins, In the old red brick build
ing at Tenth and D, I was sent one
night to cover a ir-eeting of a citi-1
zens' association.
Resolutions were adopted, and for
warded to the Commissioners and
to the District Committees of Con- j
gres.-?, on the following subjects:
For paving all the streets in that |
For locating the District Building I
on the old power house site at Four
teenth and Pennsylvania avenue.
For national representation of the
District in Congress.
For the appointment of the Board
of Education by the President
For a new Central High School.
For the appointment of a bona
flde, old-time resident and citizen of I
Washington to the vacancy then ex
isting on the Board of Commi ision
ers. And for a dozen other things
at that moment more or less at issue.
I eat and wondered at the serious
ness with which the proceedings
were carried forward, because :
That sort of thing; was not un
suai in those old days, and individual
members of Congress now and then
discovered it.
The Commissioners and the chair
men of the District Committees were
well aware that such cases were not
The result of that sort of thing
(Continued on Page 10, Column 2.)
Will DecWe Whether to Order State
Troops to St Charles
PIG STONK t"A?\ Va., aNov. _5.?
Governor Westmoreland Davis, Sttre
Labor Commissioner John Hirsehbei g
and Major Wyatt, commanding the
State militia, which is being held In
readiness for a hurried call from the
governor, have arrived at St. Charle??,
where considerable disturbances has
taken place during the last fo: might
between miners of that sect on.
The three have come for the pur
pose of looking over the situation
and decide whether or not it will be
necessary to call the eix companies
of militia from Roanoke, where thoy
are being held by the governor.
Last night shooting in the section
around St. Charles wa? resumed on
men changing shift?, but it Is sail
'hat all of the bullet? went wild No
disturbance has been reported today.
1,'p to the present time the governor
haa conferred with the miner? and
ha? not talked with the mine opera
Cabinet to Vest Him With
Power to Decide
Miners' Pay.
Threaten to Break Negotiations
and Offer Own
Wage Scale.
Shertly be-fei-e )|.a the Cab?
an -r,e*m*A natii 3-30 e'rltx-k.
Fuel Administrator Garfleld he
roines more than ever the dominant
figure in the coal controversy today.
The Cabinet is to vest him with
the powers of an umpire in the
crisis. He will determine the wages
the miners ?re to receive aad the
profits the operators are to make.
Attorney General Palmer stated
today that the Cabinet would in
dorse th? proposal to give Dr. Gar
fie?dOitfenttre control of thi abla
tion before its submission to the
Wants Definite Stand On Pay. !
"Th? situation needs clarification,",
said Secretary of Labor Wilson as he !
went into the Cabinet meeting. He j
indicated he would urge the Cabinet ?
to take a definite stand on the mat- !
ter of pay increases.
Meantime both operators and min-;
?rs were holding a perfunctory see- ;
sion to discuss wage Increase. Neither
side is making any advances, how
ever, before hearing from the Cabinet.
Representative of the operators de
(ConOnued on Page 19. Column 3.)
Keeping Up With
The Tunes
Yesterday the story was
on the subject of the de
velopment of The Times as
an automotive advertising
medium. Today?and de
servedly?it is on the
growth of The Times dur
ing the past year as an ad
vertising medium for real
In ONE issue?last Satur
day?a regular issue of the
paper, by the way?The
Washington Times carried
MORE Real Estate advertis
ing than it did during the
entire month of November,
During November, 1918,
The Times carried 3,670
lines of real est?t?? classified
advertising and 1,660 lin?*s
of real estate display ad
vertising, or a total of 5,330
lines?19 columns.
Last Saturday The Times
carried 3,190 lines of real
ostate classified advertising
and 3,925 lines of display
real estate advertising, or a
total of 7,115 lines?more
than 25 columns.
Times carried 1,785 lines
MORE advertising (real es
tate) than it did durine the
whole month of November,
So far this November
(1919), up to and including
November 22, The Times
has carried 48,560 lines of
real estote classified adver
tising and 14,715 lines of
real estate display adver
tising, or a total of 63,275
linej of real estate advertis
ing for 22 days ?226
25.?Portion? of San Fran
cijco were shaken for half
a minute early thia morn
ing by an earthquake.
No damage waa report
ed, though sleepers were
?erred from their beds.
__e quake occurred at 3 -04
o 'clock.
Officials of the Govern
ment Weather Bureau de
clared the quake was classi
fied in intensity asa" No.
4." Earthquakes are
placed in seven columns
of intensity, No. 1 being
the lightest and a No. 7
being the heaviest
The city of San Fran
cisco was barely on the
"edge" of the quake.
This is assigned as the
reason that no damage has
as vet been reported.
Mexican Rebel Scorns Govern
ment and Admits He De
sires Overthrow.
SAN AXTON'IO. Tex, Nov. 25 ?
Felipe Angele?, now on trial in Chi
huahua City on the charge of being
a bandit, openly deft??- President Car
ranza in a statement in open couru
according to a telegr*jn received here
today. Angeles' plea la that he Is ? j
revolutionist and not a bandit, and ?
that he ia a political prisoner and not
a criminal.
The telegram ?aid that Angeles did j
not discuss the "?'?instas, but willingly
admitted his part in the attempt to
overthrow the present government of
"I admit I have been and still am
an enemy to Carrarira.' be said.
Angeles told the court he was sick
and practically out of supplies when
he was captured In the Conehaa val
ley last week. He says he did not
have sufficient ammunition to defend
himself when surrounded by the gov
ernment forces
Mexicans In San Antonio would not
be surprise?! If Angeles escaped the
death penalty He has a strnng fol
lowing In the state of Chihuahua, and
many persons on both sides of the
border are his friends. Angeles is re
garded as one of the most efficient
of the Mexican soldier? who hav?
been in revolution against Carrar.ia
and for that reason his carture is re
garded as highly Important.
Doomed Man ?Sorrr Fer ?-sreft Chil
dmi of Dtftecti**? He
SAN JOSE, Cal., Nov. 2S?Deeply
penitent because the dependants of
Anton Schoembs. Sen Francisco detec- >
tlve, have been robbed o? his support.
Floyd Lee McClure. who killed
Fchoembs. today offered to auction
hie interstitial glanda to th? highest
bidder as a benefit for the widow and
children of Schoembs.
McClure had been told a business
man had written to doctors at Ssn
Quentin prison offering tlO.OoO for
the youth giving glands of a mur
derer soon to be hanged thsre
"It Is not a very pleasant thought "
?aid McClure. "and 1 would rather
not talk about it, but I'll tell the
world I'm game for the operation,
even if K II ?*?s-.e before I _,ag
M?*Clure said he was ?ure he would
hang, "and he wouldn't care much."
"1 would do anything to make
amends?anything In the world to
help the widow of Schoemha" he said
"I wouldn't mind doing anything if
1 could get the $10.?00 that has been
offered for the glands of a man to
be hanged.
"I'll be glad to undergo the oper
ati?* on the condition that the money
goes to Mr?. Schoembs.
Bonifias to Publish Statmm?
Alleging ionkins Pirt tt
Blame for AMtcttoti.
Quick Court-Martial of
In Direct Contrast to
ment of American Consul'
The Mexican gov*mmt*ant la
ing doeely in toock *?*rtth the
ment bere with rasarti to the J?
case, it was learned at the
embassy today.
Ambassador Baniflai
be had
usati us to the
panas* to release a
Jenkins case pdMiahad in La Ma
na, which toads to show
was partly reepoosible fer hie
Ne Reaty Aa Tei.
Up to a late boar taday tas Stata
Department bad raceivad at? rapi?*' ta
Its demand for tbe imm?diat? rsleaa?
of Consular A*ent William O. Jenktaa.
who. tt is understoatl, is still ta a
Mexican penitentiary.
Officials stated they wer? aotsw?
tartly expecting- a reply frota Pr?I
dent Carransa's roverameat. Thl?.
they thought, would com? ihroufh
the United States embassy in Meile?
City rather than through tbe slexleaa
embassy tn Washington
The American Oovernraeat stenda
pat on Ita demand for Jenkins' re
l?ase. It was learned today, and Is
still in s mood to use .ts military
and naval force* on a larr? scale
unless satisfaction is riven after a
reasonable delay
WtraH Nat ?e Beltsy?
Just how much time will be allow?
ed the Carransa government to far
ward Its reply is not known, bat
Mexico has been warned that tt moat
not employ unneceeasrlly dilla too'
It Is pointed out that tbe not? to
Mexico is by far th? most pointed that
the American Gosameaaai has yet
sent to the neighbortt*? *?eeidiiic, aad
that it will require fina backlns If
the United States is to com? out of
the situation without embarrass
Kither Mexico will have to ri"? this
country a satisfactory reply or arm
ed Intervention muts follow, acoord
ng to opinion here?thst or becking
down, and nobody believes It will
come to thst
The United States already has a
Urite number of war craft In Southern
waters, and it 1? understood a fair
sised collection of aeroplane? near tbe
Mexican b< rder.
Tire? ef Uwli.,
Travelers from Mexico are quoted
here a? say.ng {K> per cent of th? peo
ple of Mexico are sick of the la w leeo
ne s? rampant ihr ughcut the country
and ar?? eager for United State? la
ter*, ention
The court-martial of Fehpo Ang*??
le* Vllllsts leader, captured by th?
Carranxa fore??? ?? proceeding strict
ly according io la?, a? cording tr ad
vices to the Mexuan embassy lodar
from the governor of ("hihuahus
Officials point out thst this ts a
marked rrniirim tr, the treatment ?<?*
corded Jenkins.
Jenkins Still la Pris??
1-Ate advice? from Mexico City In
dicate that William O Jenkins, th?
American concular agent rearraated
and ?till held in )m.:\ a; -bla. Is ft
very ?ick man.
Continued delay in tbe Mexico re
ply will bring forth another note
from the Un,led Ststea. demanding ta
know why the American has not b*0_
?st free, it was learned at tbe State
Koreign diplomat? rn WeaTMnrtoa.
with the exception of tbe British aad
Dutch, appeared apathetic ever tb*
situation today. They took tbe stead
It ?iras Just another tichsiif* af nota*
aad seemed confident tb* "criais"
would adjust Itself
Brttlab Fsv?r lates ?1 attaa.
In British circles ?.here was s feed
ing thst intervention tn Maxteo
would be popular. aad that tbe
United SlatM ooola bandi? Uftt

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