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Springfield, Mass., Aug. 11. A
wallet containing $1,200 and valu
able papers, the property of Dr. W.
R. Hodgson of Stoneham, lost while
canoeing two years ago, was sent to
Dr. Hodgson today by A. A. A.
Dunham of this city, who found the
wallet floating in Watershops pond.
Copenhagen, Aug. 11. The Prince
of Wied will go down in history as
the first areial smuggler. Flying a
seaplane he dropped parcels contain
ing valuables and jewels belonging
to the royal house of Saxony ott
the south coast of Sweden near
Malmoe. The seaplane swooped
down to only 200 metres from the
earth and dropped the parcels,
which were received by two con
federates waiting below, a man and
a woman. The police seized the
smugglers, who confessed complici
ty in a plot to smuggle valuables
out of Germany. They said the
Prince of Wied was the chief con
Los Angeles Harbor, Cal., Aug.
11. The stream of visitors to the
' Pacific fleet, lying in Los Angeles
harbor, ended only with the day, the
third day of the armada's visit to
this port.
But the arrival of the time limit
on visiting of the warships did not
stop visiting in the harbor district,
as the expectations of a moonlight
night and the sight of the ships'
lights, shining across the water,
caused thousands to seek the hills
which closely hug the harbor and
to haunt the breakwater, just in
side of which was anchored the
New Mexico, Admiral Rodman's
flagship. ,
Officers and men stationed at the
wharves said the coming of the fleet
already had greatly increased en
listments. "A lot of boys, too young to en
list, are plaguing the life out of us
here," said one officer.
The merchants marine felt this,
too, as was shown by the number of
young men inquiring the way to
the Iris, an 8,800-ton training ship
of the United States shipping board,
laying in the harbor.
Seattle, Aug. 11. Amid the
plaudits of 150 members of the
Snoqualmie Indian tribe and spon
sored by one of their blood, Mrs.
Kate Borst, the 5,000-ton, wood
steamer, Snoqualmie, was launched
at a local ship yard today. As the
vessell struck the water ftie Indians
took up a tribal song. Later they
were guests of the yard manage
ment at a banquet. On the launch
ing platform was Susie Keemin. 85,
daughter of an aged chief. The
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Generally fair Tuesday; Wednes
day partly cloudy and cooler, pos
sibly scattered thunder showers.
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wooden hull.
Brooklyn, N. Y.. Aug. 11. Be
cause they charge for the wrapping
on their hams at the same rate as
the hamdfjohn McMaster, manager
of the-packing plant of Swift & Co.
at Jersey City, was fined $125.
The case was prosecuted by the
Jersey City department of weights
and measures, on complaint of a
meat dealer who asserted he had
purchased four hams from a sales
man of Swift & Co., all of which
were wrapped in heavy paper, and
that he was compelled to pay for
the gross weight at the same rate he
paid for the hams. McMaster was
fined $25 on a charge of not speci
fying the correct weight of packages
of meat and $100 on a charge of
misrepresenting the contents of
New York, Aug. 11. Suits for
$500,000 for damages alleged to have
resulted from the strike called by
the Actors' Equity association were
filed by the Winter Garden company
(the Shuberts) in the United States
district court here against nearly 300
of the country's most prominent
stage and screen stars.
Among actors named as defend
ants were: Sam Bernard, Eddie
Foy, Francis X. Bushman, Richard
Carle. Douglas Fairbanks, William
Courtenay, William S. Hart, Laur
ete Taylor, J. Forbes Robertson,
Cvril Maude. Robert Edison,
Blanche Ring. William Farnum,
Dustin Farnum, Elsie Ferguson,
Trixie Friganza, DeWolf Hopper,
Wilton Lackaye, Frank Mclntyre,
Andrew Mack. J. Hartley Manners,
Robert Mantell, Alia Nazimova,
r.nv Rates Post. Tvrone Powers
Julius Tannen, Fred Stone, Otis
Skinner, Julia Sanderson, Julian
Eltinge, Leo Ditnchstein and Will
iam B. Mack.
London, Aug. 11. The flying-boat
Felixstowe Fury, which was due to
start Tuesday for Capetown, South
Africa, on an 8.000-mile flight,
crashed Monday off Felixstowe dur
ing a test flight. The wireless oper
ator on board, Lieutenant Mac
Leod, was killed. The six passen
' gers were rescued. The dead offi
cer was found strapped in his seat
when the wrecked craft was towed
ashore. He had been drowned.
Hollidaysburg, Pa., Aug. 11.
Robert Kenny and Gilbert Living
ston of Pittsburgh and James
Brown, a trusty, three prisoners in
the Blaid county jail, escaped in a
highly sensational maimer.
Brown, who had the freedom of
the corridors, threw pepper into the
eves of the turnkey. Harry Gill, and
then beat the officer into insensibil
ity. He then used the officers' keys
to open th cells, liberating Kenny
'and Livingston. The three men es
caped over the jail walls.
Kenny and Livingston were cap
tured later in the cellar of a private
residence. Thfy were discharged
Soldiers and were convicted of the
charge of robbing the residence of
ex-State Senator E. M. Jones.
Brovwi is still at large. ' '
Manufacturer of Furniture
Testifies Secretary Baker
Asked That Agitators' Claims
1e Granted in 1917.
Reds Had Created Reign of
Terror in Northvyest and
Airplane Material Was Ur
gently Needed in Emergency.
Chicago, Aug. 11. Testifying be
fore a congressional committee in
vestigating charges of extravagance
against the government bureau of
aircraft production, Charles R. Sligh,
a furniture manufacturer of Grand
Rapids, Mich., declared today that
in 1917 Secretary of War Baker
telegraphed officials in charge of the
lumber situation in the northwest
to grant the demands of the Indus
trial Workers of the World.
He said this was when the I. W.
W. had created a reign of terror
throughout the lumber camps.
Strikes and sabotage prevailed while
the government was at war and in
urgent need of spruce lumber for
Congressman 1-rear questioned
the witness at length in regard to
the telegram. Mr. Sligh said that
he never saw the telegram but that
he learned upon good authority that
it had been sent.
Sympathetic With I. W. W.
The witness said that the late
r,nvcrnnr Lister of Washington.
while sympathetic VfTth the I. W. W
guaranteed safety to troops and
civilians sent to the spruce forests
to work for the bureau of aircraft
J. he attitude ot tne 1. w. vv., me
witness said, caused the government
several months' delay and a large fi
nancial loss in aircraft production.
Mr. Sligh said the government
paid $20 a thousand feet more than
the market price for spruce lumber.
The high price for lumber, he said,
was agreed upon between govern
ment officials and representatives of
the Multnomah Lumber and Box
company and the Willada Bay Lum
ber company of Portland, Ore. Thd
reason given was that the govern
ment considered the lumber worth
the price paid because of the war
Officials Inefficient.
Various officials of the bureau of
aircraft production were character
ized as inefficient by Mr. sligh
who included Col. E. A. Deeds,
head of the equipment division at
Washington, and Lieut. Col. B. P.
Disque, in this category and stated
that the latter had grossly exag
gerated amounts of spruce produced
under his administration of the
spruce division at Seattle, Wash.
Appointment of F. W. Ieadbetter,
Portland, Ore., as a major and his
assignment to Washington in
charge of purchasing fir and spruce
caused Mr. Sligh, he said, to resign
because he considered the appoint
ment a "humiliation."
Donator of Libraries
Throughout Country
Who Died Suddenly
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Sends Copy of Original Ameri
can Draft of League of
Nations Covenant to Foreign
Relations Committee.
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Great Ironmaster and Philan
thropist Succumbs to Bron
chial Pneumonia at Sum
mer Home.
Lenox, Mass., Aug. 11. In his
great mansion overlooking a lake
in the beautiful Berkshires, . where
he sought seclusion when bodily in
firmity overtook him and his mind
was saddened by the entrance of
his country into the world war, An
drew carnegie, iron master and
philanthropist, died today.
Although he had been in feeble
health more than two years, his
final illness was brief a matter of
days. A severe cold developed
quickly into bronchial pneumonia,
the aged patient lapsed into uncon
sciousness and the end came as
though it was the heginning of a
deeper sleep. No ostentation will
mark the funeral of the man who,
when he began 18 years ago to give
away his millions, was reputed to
have the second largest private for
tune in America.
"A simple service attended only by
members of his family and his
household will be held at the home.
Shadow Brooks, tomorrow or Wed
nesday. The time had not been de
termined tonight. It is expected
that the body will be taken to Pitts
burgh, the city where he laid the
foundations for his wealth, for
Mrs. Carnegie was .at her hus
band's bedside in the last hour of
(Continued on Pan Two, Column One.)
Negro Taken for Attempted
Assault Rescued from Mob
Johnnie Moore Captured by Two' Men Armed With
Revolvers and Corn Knives Crowd Gathers at
House Where Prisoner Is Kept Awaiting Officers.
Johnnie Moore, 2560 Cuming
street, colored, accused of attempt
ing to assault four white girls be
tween jhe ages of 9 and 14 years,
was captured yesterday afternoon in
a cornfield near Forty-first street
and Redmond avenue, by Charles
Daniels, 4124 Redmond avenue, the
father of one of the young girls, and
Clyde Pond, Forty-second and
Himebaugh avenue, a cousin of an
other of the girls.
When -the word of the alleged as
sailant's capture spread through the
neighborhood, a score of citizens
gathered near Daniels' home, armed
with corn knives, revolvers and
shotguns. Detectives Lloyd Toland
and Paul Sutton rescued Moore and
took him to Central police station
where he was held without bond.
Ellen Daniels, 14, was tending
some i ponies in a field near her
home about 2 o'clock yesterday
when she noticed a negro coming
toward her down a narrow path
among the weeds in the field.
Frightened at the man's demean
or, she staged to run in the oppo
site direction. The negro circled
about through the weeds and con
fronted her again. The girl turned
and fled toward home. The negro
pursued her and as she emerged
from tiit field he came close enough
to catch her . skirt. The girl
screamed and her assailant released
Clyde Pond, hen searching for a
negro who had chased his cousin,
Helen Lee, 11, only an hour before,
heard the scfeam and pursued the
negro with a corn knife.
Charles Daniels seized a revolver
aid with Pond's help captured
Moore in the field in which he had
pursued the girl. Moore put up a
fight, but was soon subdued by the
two white men.
Mrs. Julia C. Daniels, 72, Thirty
sixth and Fort streets, says Moore
is the negro she ordered from her
back door yesterday morning when
she caught him trying to force an
entrance through a window.
According to the police, Moore
has been positively identified by
Daisy Cooper, 11, 2617 Cass street,
as the man who seized her five
weeks ago near Twenty-sixth and
California streets at 3 odock in the
William Gould, 3632 Elliston ave
nue, reported that Evelyn Brink,
Thirty-first and Ames avenue, was
also chased by the same negro yes
terday afternoon.
Moore i reticent about his arrest
except to disclaim all connection
with the crimes with which he is
charged. .
Another Resoluton Asking for
Copy of Letter Written
Regarding Shantung Problem
Also Denied by Wilson.
Washington, Aug. 11. (By The
j Associated Press.) President Wil
son sent to the foreign relations
! ri-imtniftep tnnav a ronv nf the Ordi
nal American draft of a league of
nations covenant but declined to
furnish other papers relating to the
peace negotiations asked for in sen
ate resolutions.
In reply to a committee request
for "all data" used in preparation of
the treaty, the president wrote that
most of the documents and memo
randa were left in Paris and that
many were of a confidential nature
so that "on grounds of public pol
icy" it would be unwise to make use
of them "outside the conference".
He sently the American covenant
draft and a copy of the covenant as
agreed to before his first return
from Europe.
To another resolution asking for a
copy of the letter written by Gen
eral Bliss regarding the Shantung
problem, Mr. Wilson replied that he
regarded the letter as confidential
since it contained certain references
to other governments. He said the
communication in which Secretary
Lansing and Henry White concur
red "took ar very strong ground"
against the proposed settlement of
the question, but could not "properly
be described as a protest a . lie
final Shantung decision".
League Council Planned.
Like the final draft, the Ameri
can league of nations plan contem
plated a league council and assem
bly dealing with "any war or threat
of war", an arbitration procedure
under supervision of the council, ad
vice by the league as to reduction
of armament, an economic boycotc
against covenant breakers, publicity
of treaties and a mandatory system
The much-debated article 10, under
which the members would guaran
tee one another's integrity against
external aggression had its counter
part, almost word for word, in the
American plan.
At variance with the covenant as
finally included in the treaty, how
ever, the president's covenant would
have r.dmitted reference to the Mon
roe doctrine and the right of with
drawal, would have empowered the
council to "inquire into the feasibil
ity of abolishing compulsory mili
tary service," and would have con
tained a provision relative to the
freedom of the seas. The council
and assembly would have been dif
ferently constituted and instead of
a unanimous vote being required in
the council, any three nations rep
resented would have been empow
ered to veto any decision.
Plan Reaches Capital.
The American plan reached the
capitof just as Secretary Lansing
was concluding his testimony and
just after he had laid before the
committee a copy of the resolution
embodying league principles pre
sented by him at the peace confer
ence. The resolution, which never
was acted on formally, followed in
general the American covenant
At the end ofJiis testimony the
secretary was asked to send before
the committee tomorrow David
Hunter Miller, a State department
official, who acted as adviser to the
league of nations' commission at
Woman and Baby
Severely Injured
'in Auto Collision
Mrs. George Adams, 3636 Seward
streejt, who was driving the car in
were severely injured at 8 o'clock
last night when the automobile in
which they were riding collided with
one driven by John Stewart, 5414
South Twenty-second street, at
Twentieth and Clark streets.
P. L. Anderson, 3636 Seward
street, who aws driving the car in
which Mrs. Adams was riding, was
uninjured. Mrs. Adams was bruised
and her baby sustained a gash in
her head which may prove serious.
Stewart was riding with John
Murohy, 4139 W street. After the
accident they hurried away from
the scene in their car, according to
the police. They were arrested and
charged with drunkenness and reck
less driving Their bonds were fixed
at $J,000 eacJi.
Got It All Right!
China made nine requests of the Peace Conference
(His neck is still very sore).
Japanese Ambassador to
U. S. Concealed Existence of
Treaty With Allies From
Ameican Secretary of State.
German Field Marshal and
8,000 Officers Drilling
5,000,000 Troops
in Orient.
Promise Full Co-Operation in
Solving High Cost
Fly I'nivental Service.
Washington, Aug. 11. Field.
Marshal von Mackensen and 8,000
German officers have' been in China
since early spring training a Chinese
army of 5,000,000 men, according to
information contained in a letter
Dr. E. L. Scharf of Washington an
nounced that he had just received
from, his brother in Germany. This
was one of the first letters known
to have been received here since
the resumption of mail service be
tween the United States and Ger
many. Press dispatches from Germany
and nearby neutral countries for
the past several months have been
conspicuously lacking in references
to the whereabouts and activities of
Field Marshal von Mackensen, who
became one of the most popular of
the German commanders as a re
sult of his successful operations in
The letter was written in German.
According to Dr. Scharf's transla
tion, it stated:
"General Mackensen has just re
turned from China, where he went
early in the spring at the invitation
of the Chinese government with
8.Q00 German officers to organize and
drill an army of 5,000.000 men."
The letter went on to explain. Dr.
Scharf said, that the field marshal's
object in returning to Germany at
this time was to secure additional
officers for the work in China. He
expects to return to China at an
early date and continue the inten
sive training on an even more elab
orate scale.
Dr. Scharf has been in this coun
try for about 40 years. He said he
took the oath of allegiance to the
United States about seven years
after his arrival. He was formerly
a professor in the Catholic univer
sity here and numbers among his
friends many men prominent in pub
lic life.
Give Second Reading to
Profiteering Measure
London, Aug. 11. The house of
commons tonight passed the second
reading of the government bill pro
viding for prosecution and penalties
for persons guilty of profiteering.
The vote was 251 le 8.
em in
u. s.
Washington, Aug. 11. Attorney
General Palmer today received en
thusiastic assent from virtually all
state food administrators of whom
he 'asked co-operatipn in the gov-i
ernment's efforts to reduce the high
cost of living. At the same time
he sent instructions to all district
attorneys to get in touch with the
food administrators and to act a-t
once on any evidence pf law viola
tion. ' The attention of the district at
torneys also was called to the "un
limited availability" of the secret
service for any investigation work
necessary to the punishment of
hoarders and profiteers.
A development of the day was the
request by Mr. Palmer of Secretary
Houston that inspectors of packing
houses be instructed to furnish to
district attorneys upon request any
information they might have.
Living Problems Discussed.
' Living problems continued to ab
sorb much of the attention of con
gress. Federal supervision of the
issuance of stocks and certificates
was proposed in the senate. Cold
storage regulation suggested by
President Wilson was taken up by
the house agriculture committee.
Europe's import of food from this
country, particularly that purchased
with the $100,000,000 fund which
President Wilson said was neces
sary to stop the westward spread of
bolshevism, drew the fire of Senator
Myers, who declared people abroad
were buying American products
cheaper than they could be pur
chased at home.
Draft Licensing Bill.
President Wilson's suggestion that
"congress could show what can be
done to control mounting prices by
remedying the extortion rampant in
the District of Columbia, resulted
in the drafting of a bill by the dis
trict commissioners in conjunction
with Chairman Murdock of the fed
eral trade commission, which would
license all dealers in food, fuel and
wearing apparel, with the licenses
revocable on proof of profiteering.
Retail food merchants are begin
ning to feel the effects of the dis
tribution of surplus foods by the
War department, it was indicated
today, when the department an
nounced officially that prices on cer
tain foods were being readjusted "to
make fhem accord with reductions
which have occurred (since August
8) in the retail market on similar
i commodities of like erade."
Lands at Newfoundland Fish
ing Village From Warship
That Brought Him
Across Atlantic.
St. Johns, N. F., Aug. ll.(By
The Canadian Press.) The Prince
of -Wales landed from the battle
ship Renown at Top Sail, a fishing
village on Conception bay, for his
first visit to Newfoundland soil, to
day. After remaining for a few
hours he returned to the warship.
He will come to this city tomorrow.
Healthy, Wholesome Man.
David Windsor, described as a
"healthy, wholesome man with light
hair, blue eyes and a somewhat plain,
good-natured face," and better
known as His Royal Highness, the
Prince of Wales, is 25 years old,
and as rreir apparent of the British
throne, is the eldest of the five
child ren of King George V and
Queen Mary.
He was born on June 23. 1894
and. according to his royal biograph
ers, received a careful and common
sense education, mentally and physi
cally, and has ever shown simplicity
in manner, dress and life." The
Prince, whose full name is Ed
ward Albert Christian George An
drew Patrick David Windsor , (his
family's favorite name for' him is
"David"), has four, perhaps dis
tinguishing characteristics. He car
ries a cane, is a splendid swimmer
and dancer, and is very fond of
The highest dignitary of all the
British rulers' neary 400,000,000 sub
jects, a veteran of the great war
willbear to President Wilson and
the people of the United States the
expression of the British Empire'c
appreciation and gratitude for Amer
ica's participation in the conflict and
her part in achieving final victory.
While in Washington he will be
lodged in the White House, "just
as President and Mrs. Wilson were
(Continued on Pafce Two, Column Six.)
.S'.rikers Return to Work
in Denver Packing Plants
Denver. Colo., Aug. 11. Eighty
three members of the maintenance
crews of the Swift and the Armour
packing plants here, who struck for
higher wages last week, returned to
work today, in accordance with an
agreement reached late Saturday to
submit their case to Judge Samuel
Alchnler. federal mediator, at a
mcctiiie in Chicaeo tomorrow.
Discussing Paris Negotiations,
Says American Delegation
Did Not Consider Itself
Bound by Secret Agreements.
Washington, Aug. 11. Existence
of the 'secret treaty between Japan
and Great Britain regarding the
Shantung, China, peninsula, was
"concealed" from Secretary Lansing
by Viscount Ishii, Japanese ambas
sador to the United States, Mr.
Lansing testified today before the
senate foreign relations committee.
On September 6, 1917, Mr. Lan
sing said, during the negotiations
leading up to the Lansing-Ishii
agreement, Viscount Ishii told him
that he had assured Sir Edward
Grey, the British foreign minister,
that Japan would return Kiao Chau
to China, "but would have to retain
the German Pacific islands because
no Japanese government could stand
without retaining them."
Ishii Remained Mum.
"Did Viscount Ishii make any
further statement regarding the dis
position ot uerman claims tn
China?" asked Senator Borah, re
publican, Idaho.
"No," replied Secretary Lansing.
"But ou know now that at that
time Japan had an understanding
with Great Britain for Japanese con
trol ofKiao Chau and that Ishii
concealed that from the secretary of .
the United States?"
"That's the truth."
The secretary said he first heard
of the secret treaties on the subject
between 'Japan and Great Britain,
France, Russia and Italy, in Feb
ruary of this year at Versailles. He
said he had investigated "very
thoroughly," and that these secret
treaties never were published in
No Mention of Treaty.
Secretary Lansing said neither
former Premier Viviani of France
nor former Foreign Minister Bal
four of Great Britain had mentioned
any secret territorial agreements
when they visited the United States ,
just after the United States went to
war. He did no consider the agree
ment binding on the United States.
Secretary Lansing said it was he
who "suggested the reaffirmation of
the open door policy in China.
Discussing the Paris negotiations,
Secretary Lansing said the Ameri
can delegation did not consider it
self bound by secret treaties.
Senator Pomerene, democrat,
Ohio, asked if China had any knowl
edge of the negotiations leading up
to the Lansing-Ishii agreement.
"Not until it was negotiated," Mr.
Lansing replied. 1
Senator Pomerene asked when
China noted exceptions to the agree
ment and Mr. Lansing said he never
understood China had taken excep
tions, but later had "made a declara
tion." Mr. Lansing added that he did not
regard the Lansing-Ishii agreement
as absolutely "binding" upon the
United States, but rather as an
"agreement similar to the Root-Ta
kahira and other understandings for
Explains in DetaiL
Explaining in detail the negotla.
tions between himself and Viscount
Ishii in consummation of their agree
ment, Secretary Lansing said:
"I suggested that it would be well
for the two governments to reaf
firm the open door policy in CWna
on account of the reports in circu
lation that Japan was intending to
take advantage of conditions grow
ing out of the war to extend her
spheere of influence in China. Vis
(Contlnued on Pa Two. Column Seven.)
Food Bought in U. S.
Sold at Lower Prices
in Europe Than Here
Washington, Aug. 11. Senator
Myers, democrat, Montana, told the
senate Monday he understood that
supplies purchased here, with money
loaned by the United States to for
eign governments and the $100,000,
000 fund appropriated by congress
to relieve distressed peoples in Eu
rope, were being sold abroad at
lower prices than those now de
manded of the American people for
the same articles.
The senator was speaking in
support of his resolution requesting
the judiciary committee for an opin
ion as to the advisability of restrict
ing exports. He declared he did not
bdieve the people of the United
States should be "bled white" in or
ier to aid the remainder of the
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