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FEDERAL AID '
Government Funds Elmployed
to Build Highways
In Every State.
(By I nivrraal SenrW.)
The stimulus given highway construction
since the federal government
entered its policy of aiding
road improvement, is shown by the
fact that road operations under the
federal aid road act aggregate nine
times the distance from New York .
to San Francisco, according to
Thomas H. MacDonald, Chief of the
Bureau of Public Roads.
The federal government's share
in this stupendous undertaking is
greater than the cost of the Panama
Canal. It operates with the States
on a fifty-fifty basis.
In all, federal funds to the
amount of $266,750,000 have been
apportioned among forty-eight
One of the most far-reaching results
attributable to the federal aid
program was the creation of adequate
State highway departments In
The appropriation made available
for rural post roads is $20,000,000
for 1920, and $25,000,000 for the
fiscal year ending June, 1921.
Up to June 30, 1920. 2.9S5 project#
involving a total of 29,319 miles of
road had been approved by the Secretary
of Agriculture. The estimated
cost of these projects is $3S4,900.000.
On the same date 2,116 projects,
representing approximately 15,944
miles, had either been completed or
were under construction. The estimated
total cost of these projects
SUB TO PREVENT"
BUILDING OF FENCE
Charles H. Steinbraker, who
claims ownership of a piece of
property on the Conduit road near
the reservoir, filed suit yesterday in
the District Supreme Court to prevent
George T. and Alice Lineker
owners of property adjoining his,
from fencing in their land to the
alleged detriment of his.
Steinbraker claims his deed gives
him a right of way over the Lineker
property, and if the fence is built
it will deprive him of the use of the
roadway leading to his property.
YANKS HELD HOSTAGE
FOR RED RECOGNITION
Every possible means is being 1
taken by this government to rescue j
thirty American citizens held in
Moscow by the Soviet regime, it was
announced at the State Department
Soviet authorities have demanded
that the United States negotiate directly
with Moscow for the release
of the Americans, but this government
has refused to do this to avoid
any impression of American recognition
of the Bolshevik!.
CALLED IN ENGLAND
0\anhins;ton Hernld-C'roi** Atlantic
Senlre, Special Cable Dispatch.)
London. Aug. 18.?The Daily Mail
says that the waitresses in Lyons*
cafes here will go on strike tomorrow
in protest at the discharge
of a waitress wearing a union badge.
Thousands of women will be affected.
as Lyons* cafes correspond ;
to Childs in the United States.
(Copyright. Croes-Atlantic Newspaper!
Full Pay for Saturdays
Given by Health Service
Per diem employes of the United
States Public Health Service yesterday
were awarded back pay to
Jane 15 for all half holidays which j
they have had this summer.
The workers have lost half a
day's pay for every half holiday
taken during the summer, and fol-l
lowing the complaint of Luther C.I
Steward, president of the National '
Federation of Federal Employes, re- J
eently. public health service offl-l
rials reconsidered the matter and|
found a way by which to award the
pay for the half holidays.
A Few Men Cai
What One Coul
No man in Washington
modations of any kind for
production cost. Yet this is
doing under the perfected V
apartment ownership. It i
under this plan.
The WALKER PLA
Makes It Possible
?for a number of men, tei
to jointly purchase and man2
pay only a trifle more tha
build the apartment buildinj
ment for a reasonable dep
low, in many instances les&
in far less desirable apartn
YOU, TOO, CAN BUY
UNDER THE WALKER PL
terms. Call at our office today
of the WALKER PLAN, or lei
tion on your part, our booklet <
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'WH Poo*,I* A TKS?.estoo
Of Miners Reacts to
Benefit of U. S.
4 W n*h inprton Herald-Cro** Atlanti
SprT|ce?Special t able Dlapatefc.)
London. Aug. 18.?The arrival o
the first cargo of American coal a
Bristol en route to Rotterdam em
phasizes Britain's reduced outpu
since the miners started their na
tionahzation campaign. There li
almost a stagnation of coal exporta
tion from Bristol, even bunker coa
being difficult to obtain from Car
diff and Swansea, where formerly i
large proportion of the South Walei
coal was exported.
Thousands of seamen and docker:
have been unemployed for weeks. I
is estimated that since the miner:
started the coal war more -than 70.
000.000 tons are stacked up on th<
railroads throughout Britain to keel
the industries going in the event o
This me?ns that the normal an
nual export will be kept at home
And as practically every Europeai
country is dependent on British an(
American coal, it means that then
is now practically a limitless mar
ket for American coal. Meanwhile
there is undoubtedly a coal strikt
approaching here. A new deraani
for an additional 53 a week wag'
has been made by the men as tht
first step in their direct action t<
nationalize the mines or secuie then
for the miners themselves.
(Copyright, 1920. Croo Atlantic Newip?p?
today can buy housing accomSDCTY
PER CENT of the reexactly
what a few buyers are
fALKER PLAN of co-operative
is exactly what YOU can do
nants in an apartment building,
tge that building. These tenants
>n half what it would cost to
5. They buy their own apartosit
and monthly payments- as
, than they have paid in rent
YOUR OWN APARTMENT
AN on the same reasonable
and let us explain the details
t us mail you, with no obligaiescribing
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) Ears After They
Robert Winters. 6-year-old son
? of Mrs. Agnes Winters, of <519 Second
street northeast, matched his
wits with those of Judge Aukam
in Police Court yesterday and came
out best in the verbal scrimmage.
The boy was the complaining witness
against Joe Fusco, an Italian,
who was charged with an assault.
e "He smacked me on the ear so
hara that it got real red and I didn't
f know where 1 wis for a minute."
the boy complained.
t "How do you know your ear got
- red?" asked Judge Aukam. "You
^ can't see your own ear."
; STORK PROMISE
; AIDS PRISONER
| Sentence Made Lighter for
s Husband Expecting Family
Because the stork is due to visit
i his home very soon. John Fisher
1 was able to persuade Judge Aukam
b in Police Court yesterday to give
him a light sentence in an assault
b Fisher broke a glass pitcher over
1 the head of Grace Washington, who
b essayed the role of peacemaker in
b a dispute between the accused and
> his wife. Catherine Fisher,
l A piece of the broken pitcher
bounced off the woman's head and
x severely cut Milton Jones, a threeyear-old
boy, who had scampered
off to get the Washington woman
" to help Mrs. Fisher.
Aft^r hearing the injured woman's
story about Fisher holding her
head under his arm and shattering
the pitcher on it and listening to
. Mrs. Fisher's expected troubles.
Judge Aukam sent the husband to
jail for thirty days.
SIX MONTH TERM
A few minutes after Grant O.
Russell, colored, had bought a halfpint
of whisky from a "bootlegger"
for $2 on K street northwest, he
was approached by a stranger much
thirstier than he. who was willing
to pay any price for the half pint.
The stranger was Policeman Reynolds.
of the Sixth precinct, and he
was sufficiently camouflaged to deceive
Russell. The latter sold the
half-pint to the policeman for $4?
in marked money.
Policeman Guy Rhone stepped up
and placed Russell under arrest.
Judge Aukam, in Police Court, yesterday,
sent the offender to jail for
I six months and fined him $50 also.
"This is my first ofTensc," pleaded
"It will be your last for six
months or so," said the court.
Attempt to Lick Police
Gets Him 90 Days in Jail
James Pinkney. colored, who attempted
to thrash Policeman Julius
Fleischour at Fifth and K streets
northwest when the latter stopped
to examine a long knife Pinkney
was carrying, was sentenced to
serve ninety days in jail yesterday
by Judge Aukam in Police Court.
After striking the policeman
Pinkney tried to run. but Fleischour
was too quick for him.
WANTED ? Hoate* to Sen!
We Need Them
There Is a big demand. We are
equipped to sell quickly. Call
[ our office. Main 646*. Our representative
will call at once.
The F. H. Smith Company,
SIS 15th St. W.W. Mala G4S4
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ullililiPMH twsr^uHT ?
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in Verbal Duel
Had Been Smacked
J "Oh, yes. I can see my ear." he
answered. "I looked right at it."
How, how?" a^ked Judge Aukam.
leaning over and looking real hard
at the juvenile witness.
I just looked in the mirror," replied
the boy with a grin from ear
"Oh. I see," said the court with
The court took Fusco's personal
bonds not to smack any more children^
The affair happened in front
of Fusco's house, where the boy
was playing in the sand.
! IN RARE LUCK
Sweltering Day Relieved by
Downpour of Rain, With
All Safe. '
Human thermometers filled with
mercurial imagination registered
"3.000 in the shade" at the cm amp.
ment of the Fifth Infantry, District
National Guard, at Camp Lee, Va.,
But if the men had high powered
imaginations on the heat score of
the day. they similarly enjoyed
high powered luck when early in
(the evening a downpour drenched
j the outfit. Regular barracks are
considerably more comfortable than
tents when it rains.
Plenty of variety in their program
jesterdav gave no opportunity
for dullness to creep into the day's
work-out. From platoon drill in the
morning the outfit ran through a
long list of stunts that included repair
and adjustment of individual
equipment, bayonet drill, shelter
tent pitching, signal work, mechanics,
and nomenclature a nit repair
of automatic rifles, ending up
with co-ordination exercises and
formal guard mount preceded
e\ening mess. Twenty per rent of
the men are given passes each night
to visit Petersburg, the nearest
town to the camp.
HERE AT ONCE
Committee to Prevent Winter
Shortage Makes Plans
To Find Supply.
Washington's coal committee, appointed
yesterday bv District Commissioners
to investigate the pro?*or
a proper supply of coal for
this winter, will start * w >rk on *
survey of local coal conditions Immediately,
it was announced by
members of the committee iaet
The committee was appointed by!
r e Commissioners to make sure that
w i*. Were prepared whereby*
ashington will be supplied with
Tk unt ?oal for the winter, ai-j
tnough no danger of a coal shortage I
is seen at this time.
The members of the committee include
E. C. Graham, chairman; M.
l>. Rosenberg, Arthur J. May, W. W.
Griffith and Samuel J. Prescott. They
were ordered by the Commissioners
to prepare a brief of the local coal
situation, and present it to the In- |
terstate Commerce Commission with
Davit En Route Home.
London. Aug. 18.?John W. Davis.
American ambassador to Great
Britain, left for the United States
with his family on the Leviathan
today on a leave of absence.
! Drought at I act 1 'T, V..TZZ MILITARY HISTORIAN i&T.T-tSrM
L/lOUyni al LaSl bootleg cheer. Prices have been _A v r* A \ 7C CCDX/irT wverely wounded in the battle of
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Kaw York, Aug 18?The lid of , ? b(> harder than ever to 1*5?. when he entered the Fourth 1 Continental Army: War of theRe
drought wa. fastened pretty t.ght ^raw whUtor from bond, he United state. Ar,^^ ? ^
in New York today. i asserted. ____ "'?
I Established 1861 j
\ W^?5ttoses*Sons. .
If an6 "Eleventh Sts, upMstay / I
Cold Storage for Rog?, Dniperiet, Lace Curtains, Etc. >
i * 1
Sale of Odds And Broken Lots of .
j Rugs, Lace Curtains, Draperies,
Linens and Furniture
Va to Vi Reductions &
Odd lot of Axminster Rugs Two late shipments of Imported Grass Rugs
Wide range of styles and colors. Two sizes? A variety of designs, all the wanted
Size 9x12 ft. Price. $42.75. colors. r
c , T . D No- 1 9x12. $! 2.25 Second qual.ty, 9x12. ?75 ! /
s7zSr?'S?r U8S 8ii?
Marquisette Curtains, 2/i yards Voile Curtains. 2% and 2Vi yards Novelty Net Curtains, 2J4 and
, -11 r l j ling, white, cream and ecru; plain with e .
I long, wi.h heavy applique borders. hemstitched edges, some with lace in- 2/2 yards long, white, all of imIvory
color, regularly $5.00 and sertions. and others with hand-drawn and ported English net, double hems,
' . 7^ tl ? embroidered designs.
^ ' * and trimmed with lace edge.
C,]r:S?Sy$6 00*"d SSIJjf $3.75. Special, $2.95
Kory color. rogul.rly $7.50. Spo- $ >Q *??] ?95 $, 2, ^ ^ ,
' Special $3.65
Novelty Marquisette Curtains, 2% Novelty Net Curtains, 2/i yads long,
I yards long, ivory color, double edges, all-over design in small neat pattern. Regularly $4.75 and $5.00.
hemstitched. Regularly $3.00. Special, double edges; regularly $6.50. Special,
| $2.25. $4.75. Special $3.95
I OTHER SPECIAL ITEMS IN THE DRAPERY DEPARTMENT
Remnant! of Net, Voile, Etc. Cretonne Tar Paper *
I Usable lengths up to 10 yards; 36-in'ch Cretonne, light and dark col- Rolls of Tar Paper, each containing
white, ivory and ecru; sold regularly orings, in various designs tuitable for '2 sheets. 40x48 inches.
from 40c up to $2.00 yard. For quick a|| purpose5 Full pieces taken from Regularly 85c. Special, 50c rolL
clearance priced in two lots at 19c and regular stock.
39c yard. Regularly 75c. Special, 49c per Slip Cover Damask
24-inch Squares of Tapestry, yard. 28-inch wide woven stripes, in se*Damask,
Brocade, Velvet, etc., for ? . . era] attractive designs. t
odd chair seats or for making fancy ? .\nd<7 Curtains with valance, Regu,ar,y 75c SpedjJ 49c ^
! pillows, now specially marked to ^2 inches!by 2\4 >,ards. Regularly yard , fc
$5.00. Cho.ce, $1.50 each. ^ ??- SPeciaK $3-75 P31'" C f ? M J ^ I
_____ Couch Covers. 58 inches by V\ . *
Scotch Madras yards. Regularly $6.75. Special, 32 inches wide, green, brown, rose
95 - and mulberry; usable lengths up to 15 H
Genuine Scotch Madras, multi-col- *, yards. ? _ I
ored, in floral and cathedra! designs. Table Covers, 38x38 in. Rezu- d 1 1 e l l z. J C fl
Regularly fl.00 and $1.25. Special. |?|y $2.00. SpociJ, ?1.25. R^ularlv $1.15 per y?i Spo65c
per yard. " clal- b9c Per >ard
Stenciled Couch and Table Cov- R T.ab!e ^6"'ncJl Rubb^nz?J Cre,onne- I
ers and Curtains at Special Prices. Regularly $2.00. Special. $1.25. porch turn,ture and other purposes, some |
r, ? -i i i T Li r ic i i designs have plain cretonne with rubber Hi
Beautifully stenciled in colors. lable Lovers, 25 inches round. back, others have rubber surface on
Portieres. 38 inches by 2Y4 R^*Ay $LQ0- Spccial' 59c" prin,ed fidf'
yards. Regularly $9.00. Special. Pillow Slips, 18x23 inches round. Regularly $1.75. Special, 75c
$5.50 pair. Regularly $4.00. ^pecial, 65c. yard. - ' j |
The Linen Shop / I
Remnant-Clearance Sale ^en 5 Hemstitched Pure Linen Hand- Art Needlework Salon f JK
kerchiefs, odd hand blocked colored (Tliird Floor) . "* ~
Including white dress fabrics, -pure , . # , ,
borders; $I.IMJ and $1.25 regularly?
linen, union and all cotton table damask,
..... , , ill , Remnants of stamped articles of tne I
bordered table cloths, odd dozens and
half dozens napkins, \ladeira fancy dec- 65c "cL *?ual,,,es' made-up coro- I"
orative tea cloths, scarfs, napkins and , binations, also odd scarfs, centerpiece*. V
Women s Hemstitched Pure Linen , .
tea sets. etc.?for quick clearance. t
Handkerchiefs, odd initials, sheer linen.
!/4 Off Regular Price. Special, 25c each. v2 RcJuUlT Pricc. JjT
Seasonable Furniture at a Saving From 25 to 33 1-3 Per Cent
While the Stock Lasts
Fine Porch Rocker. Regularly $15.00. Special.. $8.75 Double-Size Lawn Swing. Regularly $13.00
Old Hickory Side Chair. Regularly $5.50. SP?cial 4 $8 50
Special $2.75 Red and White Lawn Bench. Regularly $4.00.
Porch Sewing Rocker. Regularly $5.50. Specia.. $2.90 Special $3.#i
n 1 C I r-L r> . . ?. Fine High Back Fiber Rocker. Regularly
Porch Side Chair. Regularly $10.00. Special.... $6.00 $14 00 Special $9.75
Porch Rocker. Regularly $6.00. Special $3.75 Old Hickory Porch Rocker. Regularly $7.50.
Porch Rocker. Regularly $8.50. Special $5.75 Special ? $4.5G j,
Canvas Armchair. Regularly $5.75. Special ... .$4.00 $50.00 Refrigerator. Special $37.50 ij
Single or Cdttage Size Sleeping Porch Bed, Ideal Fireless Cooker. Regularly $44.00 j!
Spring Mattress. Regularly $32.00. Special. .$24.00 Special $31.50 II
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