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Evening Star (Newspaper) - May 20, 1923, Washington, Washington-DC, weather. Showers today or tonight probably Clearing tomorrow morning some what cooler tomorrow morning. Temperature for Twenty two hours ended at 10 . Last night highest 76.9 lowest 56. Full report on Page 9. V q4-t it. 98 874 0 Iso. Entered As second class Mattero to office Washington. V. V Gilje Puiu Pmj Pat t Washington d. C., sunday morning mat 20, 1923.-ninety-two pages. From press to Home within the hour. The stars Carrier system covers every City Block and the regular edition i delivered to Washington hones As fast As the papers Are printed five cents. Death draws near Eor captives held by chinese bandits americans and British prisoners face firing squad if negotiations fail. Have suffered agony in Lair of brigands to. S. Envoy demands peking government act at once or face consequences. Lir the associated Tress. Peking May 19.fifteen for Eigners six of them americans some of them ill. All of them weary bruised and foot sore poorly fed and worse Clad tonight Are looking death in the face in the part Zulu Hills of Shantung province As they approach the end of their second week As captives of the bandits who raided the Shanghai peking express near Suchow May 6. If the foreign and chinese governments Are unable to satisfy the brigands by tuesday that their terms for tic release of the prisoners will be met and the robbers chieftain makes Good his threat two of the americans and two britishers have Little More than forty eight hours to live. They wiil be shot As a warning that the marauders mean to Force compliance with their demands under their chief s ultimatum sent out saturday. We Are pleading for our lives. And unless peking. Washington and London realize that the bandits Are ready to sacrifice their own lives and those of All their captives in their Light for reinstatement in the Chi Nese government immune from punishment we arc surely is. The statement made by Leon Fried Man one of the americans speaking or All. Plan mass meeting. Friedman is message sent to his brother in Shanghai has stirred the foreign communities of China. In Shanghai tomorrow a mass meeting will be held to pass resolve manding that american and British governments guarantee the Promise of fire chinese government to the out Laws and win the Freedom of their imprisoned nationals. The Shadow of death has descended seven times this week on the Bandit prison corrals in the part Zulu Hills. Two of the chinese prisoners were thrown from the Cliffs because their promised ransoms had not been paid and five others were shot in cold blood for failure to obey orders. One Man Marcel o. Berube a Frenchman of Shanghai yesterday was Given his Freedom with instructions from Wang the bespectacled Echo Early Young Bandit Leader to go to peking and Lay before the Cal nose government and the foreign Diplo Matic corps the desperate plight of the fifteen others. Berube tomorrow will tel his Story and present the ultimatum of the outlaws to the diplomats including or. Jacob Gould Schurman american minister who has returned to the capital from Shanghai and the Bandit zone. Two factions in Cense. Two factors apparently have clogged negotiations for the release of the captives. One is the bickering be tween chinese officials at Tsaochi Wang. Who have poured in there by the Carload to treat for the prisoners release. The other is the bandits de Mand repeated again and again that because they cannot Trust the promises of the chinese government guarantee that their terms will be met must be Given from some responsible source. Opposed to this lat ter position is the stand of the for eign diplomats that the chinese government is held responsible for the safety of the prisoners and it must obtain their Freedom. And Friedman says and Berude says that unless the captives Are released soon they arc doomed. Action demanded. The diplomatic corps headed by its Dean. J. B. De Freitas the portuguese minister twice has called on the chinese government to Speed up negotiations for release of the fifteen foreigners held in the Temple prisons of part Zulu. The last time representations were made the government was informed the ministers were awaiting with impatience action by the peking regime. On Ivla Way from Shanghai to peking american minister Shurman stopped off at Tsao Chwang Long enough to Tell the chinese officials there to get results and get them quickly or drastic action would be taken. Get the prisoners out and talk terms afterwards was the keynote of or. Sch Urmanas demand. Still the negotiations alternately Progress and lag. The chinese officials at Tsao Chwang comfortable in the Twenty four sleeping cars parked on the railway sidings argue among themselves As to How this or that shall be done to free the fifteen who Aro sleeping on the Bare ground in the Shantung mountains Clad in thin rags and tatters underfed and Toms of them in urgent need of medi Cal and Hospital care. And so the situation stands tonight after four teen Days have dragged along since i the train raid near Suchow. Four teen men and one woman a Little mexican Senora wife of Manuel a. Verea one of the prisoners who re ? uses to leave her husbands Side Are waiting they Hope for Freedom. Ones Otto death. 3 policemen Cut in alleys Nbattle bullets knives rocks and dishes fit in two similar riots. Vice squad attacked making liquor raid i drawn weapons hold off negro mob after two arrests in grocery. Two riots by negroes in different sections of the City Early today resulted in the shooting to death of one negro the injury of three policemen and two negroes and the arrest of half a dozen of the alleged participants. Reserves from nearby precincts with levelled automatics quelled the disturbances after promiscuous firing had taken place. Gordon Avenue Northeast was the scene of the bloodiest of the Battles and it was there that the negro de Walters of 10 Gordon Avenue was killed by a Bullet which entered the top of his head. The other mob scene was enacted in the Northwest when Revenue agents and members of the vice squad raided the grocery of Sam Uel Naiman 317 k Street for alleged violation of the volstead act. About forty shots mingled with the crash of thrown bottles dishes plates bricks and a variety of All kinds of misses in the Northeast Battle according to one officer who said the Alley was littered with evidences of the fray following the fight. Starts Over arrest. The trouble started when Sergt. Horton and privates Quade and Thompson the injured officers earlier in the evening arrested two negroes. George Addison of 615 Gordon Avenue and William Williams of 639 3 Street Northeast on charges of Dis orderly conduct. Hardly had 111686 prisoners been turned Over at Box 13. At 3d Street and Gordon Avenue police said than a great sound of Battle was heard from the Alley. Bet Retog to the scene the officers were reported to have found a free for All fight in Progress. A riot Call sent in to no. 9 precinct brought out on the run Sergt. Harry acting lieutenant with Sergt. Thompson and officers Perkins Horton. Mcduffie Ward and Rosson and detectives Wil son. Davis and Kuehling. Johnny Jones a coloured. 819 13th Street Northeast and a woman who gave her name As Myrtle Butler col ored 330 b Street Southwest were taken by police to casualty Hospital where wounds were dressed. Officer Quade was found to he suf Fering from a Cheek wound from a bottle or Sharp instrument while officer Thompson was Hurt about the leg. Joae and woman held. Jones and a coloured woman who gave her name As Bessie settlers of 403 e Street were held by the police at no. 9, and at a late hour it had not been decided what charge would be preferred. George Addison the first Man to be arrested was later released on 35 collateral. He was said to be the employer of the dead Man. Headquarters detectives Kelly. Robey and Nicholson arrived on the scene shortly after the Battle. The mob on k Street Northwest brought capt. Peck and his reserves from the second precinct while the vice squad with drawn guns held the negroes at Bay. Several bricks and Sticks were thrown by the mob. Intent on pre venting the officers from completing their raid. With assistance of the re serves from the second precinct three negroes were arrested and locked up at no. 2, where they were charged with disorderly conduct. They were Robert Brooks 1009 4th Street North West Sarah Sims and her Mother Rachael Sims of 9x3 4th Street. Manor i confiscated. Zainian was charged with illegal Possession and Selling of liquor and was released on $1,500 Bond. A Large Quantity of poach Brandy and other liquor was confiscated. The raid was the first of a series conducted by Revenue agents Asher and von Hertzog and the vice squad consisting of Lieut. Davis Sergt. Mcquade and detective Bauer. These officers also arrested Ben continued on Page 2, column 87 l won t run As an Independent. T do not know whether i will run As a Democrat or Republican. I am. Perhaps too Busy to run at All. Henry Ford. Bonar Law too ill to and cheers noted specialist called As soon As Premier returns to London. By the press. London May 19.great secrecy is being maintained regarding prime minister Bonar Laws condition which is causing his friends grave concern. The Premier who recently left on an announced voyage of one month for his health looked tired and worn out when he reached London this afternoon from Paris and was compelled to rest because of his exhausted condition when he reached the private House where he is staying. Sir Thomas Border the noted specialist was called upon the Premier s arrival and remained with him a Long time. It was remarked that the Premier was so fatigued when he alighted from his train that he failed to re Spond to the cheers of the crowd that had gathered to receive him. At sir Thomas Herder s residence it was stated that no information in regard to the Premier s health will be Given out for the present " it it is Learned that absolute rest and free Dom from political Strain have been ordered and that during the next few Days or. Bonar Law will be unable to meet his Cabinet members. Cabinet worried. By Cable to the Star and new York Tribune. Copy Fht 1923.1 London May 19.the Bonar Law government is passing through As troublesome times As Lloyd George experienced in his Long premiership. Curzon. As first mate to the Premier has proved an unsatisfactory Pilot and his conservative supporters Are becoming More and More worried. Three leading indictments arc brought against the government. First there is the deportation of 100 englishmen and irishmen to the free stale and a consequent ruling of the High court that the government was guilty of a Legal Blunder. Second came the note to the soviet govern ment couched in language calculated according to critics to embroil the country in War because it amounted to an ultimatum. Third is the note to the German government which the great majority considered inadequate in that it ignored the question of the International commission first raised by Secretary Hughes and accepted by the germans. Curzon is held responsible for both notes. All these things have served to lower the Bonar Law ministry and to Handicap it severely in the introduction of fresh legislation. Al though Premier Law has had a holi Day he is still in far from robust health and if he returns to London now it will Only be because parliamentary affairs have reached a highly critical stage. His Cabinet is extremely weak and Curzon is consid ered to have failed even in the judgment of his own party. Clarke still loves Nancy Hoyt he says As he sails for Home by the associated press. New York. May 19forsak ing the olympic on which he had reserved a honeymoon suite for his intended Bride. Lieut. Frederick Wiseman Clarke r. A sailed Home today on the steamship Orduna declaring he still loved miss Nancy Michael Hoyt Washington society Belle whose engagement to marry him was broken off last wednesday a few hours before the time set for the wedding. The olympics passenger list still carried the names of or. And mrs. F. W. Clarke but it was explained the reservations had been cancelled a Short time before the breaking of the engagement was announced. Clarke said he had changed it to the Orduna because his parents who came to attend the wedding had passage on that ship. I dont think is will Ever be married be said when asked if there was any likelihood of a later wedding. Are you bound for Home broken hearted he was asked. Broken hearted Well it s a terrible blow to me he replied. I dont want to s a anything about the controversy Between our parents. It was a Complete sur prise to me. The wedding was to have taken place on the 16th. We saw each other on the 16th and had luncheon together. The wedding was postponed at 6 30 that night. I still love miss Hoyt. I would do anything for her and i would give anything rather than to have had this happen. Lieut. Clarke said he wanted to deny emphatically that the matrimonial affairs of miss Hoy tvs Sis ter who eloped several years ago with Horace Wylie cych leaving behind a marital partner had any thing to do with the break. My folks knew about that. He said. Asked if miss Hoyt had returned his ring he exclaimed its a damned Rotten show All around. To Days Star part onto

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