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They bed an Old Lady.
(Iesgrlgt. 1te).
Whe a thing is ABUOLUTBLY
Uimplete, yes have to admiie, al
eamgh ye may set approve. The
oettlemahe aeeds to bits only emss.
The aseseple a ows her yeamg to
feed en br Hying body. The tar
4antal stags the big bmble bee
rightbeshof the braia, pa~at
Vtt lah bee forever. The -
lit med kill yes with a leek.
ther a ll wederfully h
thet pros eors that stung
For lstasce: An iro Wage
was laskiag en a door leading to
the 00e2.ap department of aship
for eighty-three eene
Ascrewed it in place.
An asistant blacksmith helped
him. A mautor meeahanl' esper
vised the job. The Shiping Bear
received and paid a bill for "mate
rials and labor" of $161. William
R. Morton, investigator, testifies
to this. Take off your hat to this
war profiteer; he is the champion
W. D. Howells, who worked hard
and well through all his dighty
years, left less than two hundred
thousand dollars, half of it in real
estate. His securities included
twenty-pve thousand in Liberty
bonds, which his children now get
with a large slice shaved off. How
many of profiteers and others that
made their millions, do you sup
pose, will show that percentage of
Iberty bonds in their assets?
Howells was a good American.
The surrogate court proves it.
The Greeks want an old lady,
the Queen mother, Olga, to act as
regent. A d New Zealand, a coun
try not rich, has gladly appropri
ated a half million dollars to pay
the cost of a visit from the little
Prince of Wales.
In these two news items we
learn that it is not easy to give
up the habit of royalty and that
human beings do not govern them
selves, because they are far from
being fit to govern themselves.
If the Greeks want an old lady
to rule them, then they ought to.
be ruled by an old lady. And if
the sturdy Britishers of far-off
New Zealand think it worth a half
million dollars to gaze on the
face of a little boy that never did
anything, then they have Just the
kind of government they
r ought to have. Every country has
the LInd of gpvernment it deesmes,
exoept, perhaps, the United States
and Ireland.
Chicago is seuted about the
price of chop suey. The Chinese
must tell why they charge $1.9,
for chicken chop suey, "fine white
mushrooms and rice included."
The chop suey man might answer:
"Why don't you question my white
brother on the Lake Front that
takes coffee worth less than a
tenth of a cent, adds hot water,
names it 'demi tasse,' and charges
25 cents? I don't make that
To help American business IM
restore to the franc, the mark, all
the moneys of Europe that have
real work and ability back of them,
a substantial part of their for
mer buying power. You make no
money if you don't sell goods, and
you can't sell to bankrupt cus
tomers whose money is worth 5 to
10 cents on the dollar.
You read that American steel
mills are shutting down. Men out
of work, of course. South Amer
ica and other countries are buying
steel from Germany, paying for it
with marks that cost a cent and a
half each. Where money is cheap,
people buy.
Vast quantities of low grade
cotton are stored here, as Mr. Lay,
formerly or the United States
State Department and American
consul general at Berlin, points
out. America and Western
Europe do not use such cotton.
Germany and the rest of central
Europe would gladly buy and use
it all, if their money had buying
Mr. Lay reports that 70 per cent
of the cotton-using plants of Ger
mans are closed for lack of ma
terial. If the mark had buying
power, American cotton planters
would be out of trouble, and if the
franc and Italian and other Euro
pean money were near normal, all
our products which cheap moneyed
nations now cannot buy would sell
at good prices. Our exports are
dying because exchange rates
make buying impossible for Eu
Abandon Plans for Rival Dance
At Northwestern U.
CHICAGO. Nov. 1.--Battle flags of
he tea-hound forces are drooping
orlerfly on the campus of North
western University, signifying defeat
..t the hands of the pigskin cohorts.
Miss Mildred Pierce. generalissimo
of the tea-hound forces, who had
seheduled a dance at the North Shore
Hoetel Saturday afternoon in competi
ton with the football battle between
;4orthwesternl and Notre Dame and
who had steadfastly refused to call it
,,ff, despite agenised wails by the stu
dent rooters, capitulated.
The student rooters had the back
ing of the faculty, who do not believe
dancing and sipping tea conducive to
the. muscle and aggressiveness re
.uired is feetball gauee.
se &Q NUMBER 11,60. 1 esaWAS fINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 19, 1920. lruam IA PdB ml TRE CNTS E H 3
Witness at D. C. Hearing De
scribes Reprisal Raid Made
on Balbriggan.
Outrages Followed Killing of
"Black and Tan" Officer
After Fight.
CORK, Nov. 19.-The execu
tion of two British officers as
ipies was announced by the
Sinn Fein today. According
to the announcement, Captain
Greene and Captain Chambers,
who were recently kidnaped,
were tried for espionage and
then put to death.
How British "Black and Tans"
sacked Balbriggan-the Irish Lou
Yain-.h the i ht of Sete her SO
last, shot- -and- t-ieath
two men as the wo and children
of their families pleaded for them;
beat, shot and otherwise wounded
several others, and burned more than
fifty buildings, was told the Ameri
can committee on Ireland at its ses
sion in the Hotel Lafayette here this
morning by John Derham, aged town
commissioner of Balbriggan.
The raid by the "Black and Tans"
was made-in revenge for the killing
of Inspector Burke of the Royal Irish
Constabulary during a light he. pro
voked with some of the young men
of the town in a barroom.
Burke was killed last September
19. he said, when he resented being
ordered from the barroom, conducted
by Mrs. Kate Smith, a widow, where
he had become intoxicated with other
members of the police. The local
police refused to eject Burke, he said.
and citisens of Balbriggan then
sought to do so.
Balbriggan, Derham said, was a
manufacturing city of about 2,500 in
habitants with a woolen mill as its
principal industry. There were two
churches there, he said, and Catholics
aided the Protestants in raising funds
to build their church. There was
no religious animosity, he said.
At the time Burke was killed, Der
ham testified, his son, John Derham,
mayor of Balbriggan, wai in Mt. Joy
prison, having been arrested for rid
ing a bicycle after nightfall. He
then told of the reign of terror that
followed Burke's death.
"On the night of September 20,
last." he said, "I had retired to bed
when I was awakened by shots and,
the noise of breaking glass. From a
window of my bedroom I saw four
motor lorries, filled with Black and
Tans passing by. A few minutes later
seventeen of them appeared at my
shop on the first floor of my house
and broke into the building.
"I awakened my wife and my four
daughters and told them to dress and
hide in one of the bedrooms, cautiod
ing them to show no lights. I then
awakened ally three. sons and. we
dressed. I heard nome one aseending
(Continued on Page 2, Column 4.)
Mrs. Fletcher Tilton Chases In
truder She Finds RIfling
Instead of quftilang when she di.
covered a negro in the dining room
of her homne late yesterday, Mrs.
Fletcher S. Tilton, 1740 Church
street northwest. rushed teward the
intruder and chased him from the
house. She followed him to the pave
ment and screamed for help, but the
negro escaped.
Mrs. Tilton, whosne husband is head
teacher at Emerson Institute, wan up
rtair. when she heard a noise on
the first fleer. At .first she thought
it wan the lstter carrier, but when
she heard some one stumble against
a chair she decided to investigate.
The negro was bendlig over an open
drawer containing silverware. "Oet
out of here." she cried and he fled.
She gave a goddescription of the
n Dynami
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 19.-An
unconarmed report was received
bete today that three Americans
have been killed in strike disorders
in the state of Coahuila.
Neither government offeials nor
owners of e coal mines where the
riots occurred have been able to
verify the report. It is admitted,
however, that turbulence in the
mining belds is increasing.
Laborite M. P. Makes First
Formal Plea to Admit Ex
Foe to League.
GENEVA. Nov. .-Germany is
threateming to bre the treaty of
Versalies. aeeerdilag to Iaforma
tien tarms an authoritative sore
Germany has sent a mete to the
League of Matoens anaeuneig that
she OW esasideP ine treaty rdem
uaness the League takes the
madatery for the farme 'Gerha
edoules away from the Inter
asite supreme eemmeiL
Ormaay wants the tagse to
administer the affairs of the esie
ass accerding to the treaty
International News service.
GENEVA, Nov. 19.-George
Nicholl Barnes, a laborite member
of the British parliament, speaking
in behalf of, the - world's workers,
today urged the Iegue of Nations
assembly to admit Germany to the
League as soon as possible.
Barnes spoke at great length, and
after he had -finished there was scat
tered applause from the delegates.
He pointed out that all of the ene
mies of Germany. with the exception
of the United States and Russia. are
members of the League and that the
presence of America in the League
is greatly desired.
Barnes, who was a former member
of the 'British ministry, said it is
the view of British workers that all
their former enemies should be ad
mitted to the league as speedily as
"We cannot restore the world to
normal if our former enemies are
kept out of the League," said Barnes.
"The world will be divided into two
camps. I do not say that Germany
should be taken into the League at
this session, since she has not applied
for admittance, but I want the assem
bly to remember the view of English
workmen as I have outlined it here."
"In both the financial and labor con
ferences Germany has shown will
ingness to do her share." said Barnes.
The committee on applications for
membership in the League did not
transact kny business this afternoon.
After a five minutes' session it ad
journed until tomorrow.
Great Britain, France, Spain, and
Belgium have notified the League
that they are putting troops at its
disposal for use in the Vilna district
to maintain order during the forth
coming plebiscite. Vilna is in Lithu
ania, but is claimed by both Poland
and Lithuania.
Tho city was recently occupied by
Polish forces under General 2ellig
nowski, who set up a government.
This is the Sret time that the Leage
has deeldod to a.e troops. and it is
pessible that ether nations may sup.
ply .etulese to jots the force ut lita.,
Reports are eerent that the troops
thu. med may form the mueleus of a
sading League army for penee
duty is vartem. parts of the werM.
Officers Say They Have Capital
For $1 ,000,000 Concern.
BALTIMORE. Nov. l9.--Co-opera
tive manufacturing and selling estab
lishments of women's garments are
to be established by the International
Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, ae
cording to plan. being worked out by
the executive head of the union,
which is meeting here.
Officer. of the organisation said
they have espitli for a S1..000000i cnn
cern. A supervisor for the project
probably weih be named in a few
days. it was added, and a chain of
stores leased as soon as the factory
was started.
'ted Hou
Suspect and Wife Make Con
flicting Statements About
His Movements.
After placing a coat under the
head of her five-year-old daughter,
not knowing the child was dead, Mrs.
Hattie Cummings Shipley, mother of
the two children who were killed
when the home of James Bolton, her
common law husband, was dyna
mited early yesterday morning, re
mained quiet and still, fearing that
should it be known she was alive an
other attempt would be made to kill
Then after daylight came, Mrs.
Shipley. feeling sure that the would
be slayer of her self and Bolton had
disappeared, .struggled in her night
clothes and barefeet through rugged
woodlands, wading two streams, to
the home of Julian B. Walters for
Bolton died last night at the Mont
gomery County General Hospital
from internal injuries and shock re
ceived in the explosion. His dying
words were:
"Thompson hpd threateae4 to set
us and ' suppose he has got me."
He then lapsed into unconscious
ness and died a short time later. He
made the dying deposition to Dr.
Joseph D. Rogers, of Washington.
and Dr. J. W. Byrd and Charles C.
Tomolson. of the hospital staff.
Vernon Thompson, forty-four years
old, a short, wiry man, said to be
endowed with unusual strength, also
of Germantown, who is being held in
connection with the dynamiting of
Bolton's home and the toll of three
lives in the explosion, today is being
closely question at the Rockville jail.
State's Attorney Thomas E. Daw
son, of Montgomery coupty, said this
morning that both Thompson and the
latter's wife, who also is being held,
have made conflicting statements as
to their movements on the night and
morning of the explosion.
The authorities are attempting to
get an admission from Thompson
that he made good the threat he is
alleged to have made to "get" Bol
ton and Mrs. Shipley; also that he
stole fifty pounds of dynamite from
the general warehouse of Walters and
Thrift, of Germantown, on Wednes
day night.
It is believed by the authorities
that it was this dynamite that was
used in blasting the Bolton home on
the farm of George S. Dorsey.
Fingerprints taken from a pane of
glass in the door of the warehouse
were photographed by tective
Sergeant Fred Sandberg, Bert ilon ex
pert, and official photographer of the
Washington Police Departmeit, and
are being examined with those taken
of Thompson.
In her statement to the police. Mrs.
Thompson declared she did not know
what time her husband left his bed
yesterday morning. She said she fell
asleep after midnight. and declared
she did not know whether Thompson
left thie bed after that. Thompson,
in his statement, declared he was in
bed until long after the explosion.
He also said his wife knew he was
in bed.
Thompson and his wife were ques.
tioned separately, and are being held,
Thompson in the Rockville jail and
the woman in another place, to pre
vent Ahem from communicating with
each other.
The condition of Mrs. Shipley, who
also, is at the Montgomery County
General Hospital, was reported today
as not critical. She Is said to be
about to become a mother. Her hum
band. Robert Shipley, five years ago
wasn sent to the Maryland peniten
tiary for life after having been con
victed of choking his child to death.
There had been feeling between
Thompson and Bolton for years.
Thompson, known in the community
(Continued on Page 4. Column *.)
AMSTERDAM, Nov. 19.-The
endieof e the ex-kalseril of Ger
many is described in dispatches
from Deern today as mest grave.
The erews puince, who was sum
moned to the bedside from hi. re
treat at Weirtia , is remaining
at Door., and te other ehirea
aedeaines are aosate.
i SaysV
photograph .1 the
yetd y sem ing by
ao i . H m Shie chi
-re amark inete whem h
Douglas Jones' Attorneys Note
Appeal and His Bail l
Set at $6,000.
Douglass C. Jones, a young white
man. convicted of manslaughter in
connectibn 'with driving his automo
bile, which overturned and killed
Harrison 'Shreve on August 2 last, at
Fifth street and Rhode Island avenue
northwest, was today sentenced to
three years in the penintentiary by
Justice Bailey of the District Supreme
Counscel for the accused noted an
appeal and ball was fixed at $0,000.
Barge With Forty Tons of Coal
Rushed to Alexandria by
Quick action on the part of the Dis
trict Commissioners today averted a
two-day gas famine in Alexandria, Va.
Its coal bins practically emi.pty, the
msinicipal gas company of tilat city
today faced a shut-down. An appeal
for coal was made to the District
Commissioners by the mayor ehortly
after 9 o'clock this morning
M. C. Ilargrove, District pu,'ehin ,
agent. was directed by the Commis
siotre to send coal to the Virnina
city, and this afternoon a bara .*on
taining forty tons will be sent from
the wharves.
W. Va. Sheriff Summons IPosse
To Prevent Recurrence of
Labor Troubles.
CHARLESTON, W .Va., Nov. 19.
Thirty extra State police were hur
ried to Mihgo county today and
Sheriff Blankenshlp, of Mingo, has
sworn in sixty former service men.
members of the American Legion, as
special deputy sherIffs in preparation
for further trouble as a result of the
fatal gun duel at Sands, 25 miles from
Williamson. late yesterday, In whleh
William Hatfield, union mine organ
iser, and Ernest L. Rippley. a private
of the West Virginia State police,
were killed.
(ov. John J. Cornwall is awaiting
details of the shooting and It is un
derstood Is consideringt telegraphiin4
the central department of the Uinited
States army, askIng for Federal sol
diers in vIew of antIcipated further
ila' Ma
~Bam sm s d&b deah
ofeMr. Hie Spley, iw
bodes of the bal.e were feoir
harge of dayrmie was pigged by
LONDON, Nov. 1L-The Daily
Express today printed the follow.
lug cablegram from Hngh Byas,
its Tokyo correspondent.
"The main lines of the Japanese.
American agreement are nearing
Seal settlement. Japan agrees
absolutely to step immigration to
America. America grants fell elti.
senship to the Japanese already
there. Minor points ineh as land
ownership and dual Japanese na
tienality will be adjusted upon the
general principais of the settle.
ment. There is every prospect
that the dangerous questions have
been disposed of."
President. Greatly Improved,
Has Arranged Message for
Opening of Congress.
President Wilson ia again walking
considernbly as a part of his daily
exercise, and the fact had raised the
possibility of his appearing before
Congress and reading his message
next month. It was stated positively
today. I ,ver, that the dramatic
spectacle of his appearance in a wheel
chair will not he seen.
It was tlincially stated today that
while the P'resident has not begun the
actuai writing of his address to Con
gress, he has "arranged it in his
mind," andi that the i4techaics of~
putting it into type wilt take only a
short time. It wa*s estimated the
message will be comparatively brief.
Not only has the Presidetnt strolled
about the White House during the
week, but he has walked to and from
his automobile 'each day. He has
walked from his stuit to the eleva
tor, and then out to the roadway. He
climbs into the automobile with only
the aid of his cane. His step is not
irm, but he has shown much improve
Cecli L'Estrange Malone Con
vloted of Making Seditious
Speech for Communism,
i,ONt)ON. Nov. 19 -- Cecil li. I
trange Msalone, a~ i.ibe'ral member' of
the Hose of I omminon-, wams today
sentenced to si\ mounths' imprison
ment for mskink seditious utterances
i= a npsbli, pweech.
le Threat
er Bottok m n e
I nthe - 1 we row
Investigator Charger Influence
Was Used tp Prevent Re
search of Activities.
Internttomal News Service.
NEW YORK, Nov. 19.-Political
influence was used to prevent a
thorough investigation of the pur
chase of Shipping Board supplies at
New Yor#, Peter J. Sullivan, for
eleven years an investigator for the
United States Treasury Depart
ment, told the Congressional Inves
tigating Committee here today.
Sullivan said he had been ordered
to survey "to the bottom" the activi
ties of the purchasing department.
which was in charge of David Wah
mond, but that when "certain mat
ters" were being unearthed Wahmond
"threatened to have me pulled off the
"My month's wotk had shown," Sul
livan continued. "that firms which
had made low bids had received scant
"Were you pulled off the investiga
tion?" asked Chairman Walsh.
"Yes. I was transferred to Nogales.
"There were no ships operating
"Not to my knowledge."
Sullivan said his assistant, Martin
.T Jewell, of Now York, was left to
firish the investigation. Jewell said
he found irregularities in j'urchases
ot shipping board supplies and the
disposal of these suppilie which in
some cases found their way to private
boats, and that such things as he
fcund irregular he reported to Capt.
Charles II. Yates, managing agent of
the United States shipping Board at
New York.
In the purchase of $10,825 worth of
condensed milk we found thim could
have been purchased direct from
manufacturing distributors at a may
ing of $2,450." Jewell said.
"We fouand that a Shipping 2Board
employe received commimsions on
these purchases, one payment being
for $200.'
The witness said checkers aboard
ihipping Board vesselm did not weigh
up mupples or check as to quality.
"Orders orten were placed with
irms which had only 'desk room' and
nn supplies, and bids were ignored
from mianu raetusrers orI whoiesalerm
whose bids were lower," Jewell sta
"On this investigation we merely
scratched the surface. being called
off by the Treamury Deapartment,
which told us the $hipping Board
would conduct its own investigation.
"Nhipping Board odicials at New
Yok could not co-operate with us,
We found ennditions ait Shipping
loardi warehouses deplorable. 'I he re
were no iniventories and no means or
hecing~t upi an e'normo'us 51upply or
gods of all descriptions. We couid't
ascertain where all the stuff went
Intruders Ignore Valuables, But
Go Through All His Pri
vate Papers.
Fils of Congressman Oliver
Looted, ,d Wm. A. Oldfield's
Windows Forced. *
What is believed to be a deeply
laid political plot against Congress
man John Miller Baer of North Da
kota, first Representative to be elect
ed by the Nonpartisan League, came
to light this morning when it was
discovered intruders had broken inte
his office in the House Office build
in ransacking the file case and
At the same time it was discovered
that some person or persons had ran
sacked the office ef Congressmaa
William B. Oliver of Alabama. Putty
was removed from the window of the
office of Congressman William A. Old
field of Arkansas. but the invaders
evidently were frightened off before
they could enter the room.
Every indication points to the fact
that robbery was not the motive. Sev
eral pairs of shoes. suits of clothing.
anti raincoats is the offices were un
Sveraj notes stinging with bit-:
sarcham vere found Waifg in vario' s
piaoes . in Congressman Boer's offc.
A pen and Ink sketch of Baer, execu,
ed wno mean artist, was lying on
the hgislator's desk. Beneath it was
the following note:
"Thought we would leave your
Anotifer note, found on the wash
staid. read:
"Who said I was sick?"
H. D. MeArthur, secretary to Cea
greusman Baer. i. eenvineed that the
depredatie warn caused by pentteal
enemies of the Congressman.
He said that the "big Interests"
were after the scalp of the.Nonparti
san League and all it represented.
He declared that the Aeadeuarters
ot the league I. St. Paul. Minn.. bad
been honeyeombed with spies, who
had tempered with valuable deeu
ts in possesson ot offices of the
Congressman Baer's mail has been
tampered with a number of times re
cently, McArthur said. Sometimes he
failed to receive letters he knew had
been addressed to him. At other times
the letters bore evidences of being
McArthur also alleged that the Cop
greasman's private filing case, con
taining his personal correspondence'.
had been tanipered with. Sometime.
he said, when looking for a letter he
knew was in a certain folder he failed
to find it. The letter, he declared,
would turn up in another part of th'
case perhaps a week later.
McArthur Is of the opinion that tie
entry into Congressman Oliver's ofille
was a "stall" to make- it appear as it
it were the work of sneak thieves.
Two months ago the office of Cot
gressman Huddleston of Alabama. at
opponent of the Wilson Administra
tion. was ente'red. and the contents
of the desk and ill' cases ransacked.
Huddleston was accused by President
Wilson or being "disloyal" during
the war. The President urged his d.
teat, 'but Iuddleston was returned to
Congressman Baer occupies room
500. Congressman Oldfield room 504
and Congressman Oliver room t 0'
The intruders entered in the period
between 5i:15 o'clock last night .iu-I
7 o'clock this morning.
At 5:15 last night. 11. D. M"Arthur.
secretary to Congressman flaer, leli
the office. At 7 this morning he was
calle4I up on the telephone by a ca
woman, who said she found the plhit
in a topsr-turVy condition when sihe
entered the office to clean it.
The police of the Fifth precin'
were notified. and Sergt. H. K. P'alme '
took charge of the investigation. An
effovt to record a number o'f tinget
prlit s was ma~de.
Tbe intruders entered the oftica.t
from a small veranda outside t'he
rooms. Entrance to the veranda was
made through a wash room. T1."
window panes were renmoved andl it,
fasteners unlocked.
Officials at the House Offire hiuna
ing this afternoon pointed out that b
wouald be a comparatively easy tan'
for vandals to enter the building
They stated that the buailding is op-a&
untIl midnIght.
Congressman Baer is the first ret'
resontative elected to Congress re
ceiving the indorsement of the Nas
tional Non-Partisan Lague of North
Dakota. He Is a cartoonist of abIlity
and prior to his electIon to' (ongtre'
In 1917 wasn entraged in art work on
various newspapers.
lIn 191N he was re-elected on the
Republican tIcket. receiving a mn
jurity of 11017. At thec recent eker
tion. he" was defeated for a third
termi. hnt is chairman of the Corn
mtte'e on Expendituares in the Agri
cuture Peameat.

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