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THE EVENING STAR,
With San day Morning Edition.
WASHINGTON, P. a
TUESDAY.: July 22, 1919
THEODORE W. NOTES Editor
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Entered aa aecond-claa. mail matter at the
pout office at Waahlogton. D. C.
A Climax of Mob Crime.
Despite ail precautious, with a
greatly enlarged patrolling force, with
cavalry on duty in the streets, rioting
again last night disgraced the city j
and took a heavy toll in life. The
spectacle that was enacted here was a
serious reflection upon the citizenship.
The problem of the present is to pre
vent repetition rather than to lay the
blame. And yet in order to seek the
cure it is necessary to seek the cause.
That cause is undeniably an intense
race animosity that has been develop
ing for some time, ami has reached
its climax in a series of crimes against
women. These crimes have been at- I
tributed to colored men and rightly
or wrongly a feeling has developed of
violent antagonism on that score.
The colored residents of Washing
ton are law-abiding people, good citi
zens and dependable in all crises.
There are exceptions, just as there are
exceptions to such a rule among the
white people. There are bad negroes,
as there are bad white men. To pur
sue all men of color without provoca
' tion is just as unjust and tyrannical
as though the negroes were to turn
upon the whites and without discrimi
Bation or cause attack all they met.
Riots of this character develop from
.Accumulating causes. The race enmity
incited by the recent outrages has
in turn bred a feeling of desperate an
tagonism on the part of the colored
people. It is impossible to fix the
blame exactly. The negroes who have
gone about the city in motor cars
shooting wildly at others are no more
to be condemned than the white men
who have raged through the streets
afoot and have attacked negroes with
All of them are to blapie. All of
them are guilty of a grievous offense
against their own kind and against the
city. The fact is that the mob spirit
has seized upon Washington, with
hatred, prejudice, fear and vengeance
animating both sides.
Prevention will be difficult, but not
impossible. Rioting of this character
always subsides after the climax of
ferocity. The hope is that last night's
orgy of shooting and killing and
wounding was that climax. Extraordi
nary measures are, of course, essen
tial. Obviously the police force is not
adequate and, as last night proved, a
small detail of the military cannot
cope with the situation. 8terner meas
ures must be adopted. More force
must be employed. And, if necessary,
to insure a clearance of the streets
and the proper patrol of the city mar
tial law must be declared. This last
is the extreme remedy, for which it is
hoped there will be no need. But
rather than have recurrences of the
rioting of the last three nights, in
creasing in intensity and savagery,
martial law is to be welcomed.
After reading the testimony in his
libel suit, it becomes more difficult
than ever to understand how Henry
Ford attained such a reputation as a
In trying to handle high cost of liv
ing problems, the French prefer a cabi
net crisis to an investigation.
The Emperor of Japan is almost as
silently influential a personage as CoL
! The House Conference.
The republicans of the House are
%ell advised in calling a conference.
They should understand one another.
They should endeavor to act in unison.
This is true as to ali questions on
their card and likely to come before
them for settlement. They are respon
sible for that body. If its work is
?well done, they get the praise; if ill
done, they get the blame.
There is much work awaiting them,
end it is of great variety. Some of
it covers matters entirely new in our
affairs, and all is sueh that it demands
the most careful attention.
United action is the more neces
sary from the fact that the work of
the House is reviewable by the Senate,
and the republicans control the Senate
by a majority of only two. Hence a
House measure which should squeeze
through by a narrow majority might
fail in the Senate and thus be lost. A
republican division in the lower body
might encourage and cause a like di
vision in the upper.
The majority membership of the
Souse contains some of the most ca
pable and experienced legislators in
the country. In times past they have
eet their hands and seals to measures
?of very great value. Their candidacies
hast year largely accounted for the re
publican victory. The voters knew
their official records, and in order to
get the benefit of their best abilities
called their party back to legislative
The party i* la power on Capital
; JLii y ith the best-*ishe?-ef tha-eouar
try. The people look to it for services
of the highest importance. Business
interests are anxious. In some lines
the order for full speed ahead can
not be given, much as depends on it,
until public policies have been indi
cated in legislation.
A good deal of gossip inheres in
all party contentions, and especially
in contentions within a party. It is
always advisable to discount this sort
of thing liberally.
It is never prudent, however, when
a party division, or even the threat of
one, occurs to neglect it. The wise peo
icy is to take it at once in hand, ex
amine it, and, if possible, end it. When
neglected, such a thing is apt to grow
rapidly, and involve matters outside
of the original difficulty.
The present Congress faces so large
a task, and is called upon to execute
it at a time of sucli general unrest, it
cannot hope to make smooth or rapid
progress. Nor should, nor will, the
country heroine impatient or unrea
sonable on that score. But progress
must be made, and the men who have
matters in hand warrant expectation
that progress will result.
Stop the Pistol Evil!
For years, in and out of season.
The Star has been urging the enact
Iment of a law to prevent the promis
Icuous sale of deadly weapons in the
J District, a law "with teeth in it," ef
fectually preventing personal arma
| ment save upon urgent occasion. Such
|a law could be easily framed, and, if
I enacted, would work no injury to any
| one, save as it would shut off traflic in
firearms and thus cut down the profits
of dealers. Influences that have not
been hard to seek have prevented such
an enactment. In recent years the
District authorities have supported
this demand for an effective pistol
law, but without avail.
The tragedies of the past few nights
in this city have been due in very
large measure to the ease of personal
armament. Hundreds of pistols have
been bought, with ammunition, with
out the slightest difficulty or delay.
These weapons have been as freely
available to inflamed and impassioned
and panic-stricken people as bread or
tobacco. The present law has not been
worth the paper it is printed upon* as
a preventive. That law deals only with
"concealed weapons." The weapon that
is concealed is not dangerous, in itself.
The evil lies in the ease with which
a killing implement can be procured.
If Washington had had a law pro
hibiting the sale, gift or exchange of
a pistol to any person save upon the
presentation of a permit issued by a
designated public official, after proper
inquiry into need and character of ap
plicant, much of the trouble of these
nights of terror would have been avert
ed. That fact cannot be gainsaid.
Now, with this demonstration plain
ly before it, will Congress continue to
ignore the urgent need of the District
for a projective law of this character?
Life has been cheapened by the free
dom with which any person with a
grievance or a hatred or a feeling of
apprehension can arm himself. Is the
pistol shop to be the court of last re
sort in the Capital city t
It is not so easy to interview callers
at the White House. It is evidently
no longer considered seemly for fame
seekers to stand about and button
hole correspondents in order to see
that they send out the proper news.
Some difficulty presents itself in
Germany in finding a man for ambas
sador to the U. S. A. who has attained
the prominence suitable to the office
without incidentally disgracing him
The airplane has enabled the Post
master General to provide the great
est variety of mail transportation ever
known even if there has at times been
a deficiency of speed.
No system of league of nations reser
vations promises a front seat for
? A Food-Baying Organization.
The experiment of the government
in selling surplus Army food supplies
to residents of the District proved an
unqualified success. Within a few
hours from the time when the sale
of a carload of assorted canned goods
was opened under regulations which
assured that the interests of the small
individual purchaser would be fully
protected, the entire stock had been
exhausted. Many who were anxious
to avail themselves of the material
saving involved arrived too late. The
experiment, suggested by The Star
and put into effect by the vigorous co
operation of District and federal offi
cials, more than proved the need of
Washingtonians for good food at cheap
It is now proposed to organize in
Washington a permanent food-buying
body; an organization with the func
tion of studying the means whereby
the high eost of subsistence may be
reduced here, of purchasing supplies
in bulk from whatever market offers
the best prices, and of perfecting ar
rangements whereby the supplies so
purchased may be placed at the dis
posal of the public.
The plan is an excellent one. Fresh
produce from the neighboring farm
ing districts, more of the supplies now
on the governments shelves and any
variety of products offered in the
open markets, could be obtained at
wholesale prices or less and offered to
Washingtonians at such cost plus the
expenses incident to economical dis
tribution. There ia nothing new in
the project. Hundreds in the Dis
trict are familiar with the processes
tml benefits of eomnnmity buying.
Bafeffe&wt&ni the purse-pains inci
dent to today's excessively high prices
in foodstuffs to awaken the general
public to tho possibilities of getting
together in their purchasing. Wash
ington is fortunate in having capable
citizens of the type of John G. Mc
Grath to put into effect a plan to sat
isfy the yearnings of the majority for
Keep Off the Streets!
Notwithstanding an appeal by Com
missioner Brownlow, which was found
ed upon a desire to maintain order
and was freely published yesterday,
thousands of people came down town
last night as spectators of a possible
riotous scene. They swarmed upon
the Avenue afoot and in motor cars,
they rushed here and there, with no
intention of joining in-the fray, but
simply to behold the fighting, if any
occurred. They were not members of
the mob. They were just the contrib
uting bystanders. They blocked the
ways, they added to the confusion.
They interfered with the work of the
police and soldiers, and in some cases
they were injured. One of them was
These riots are not spectacles for
the edification of the crowd. They
should not be regarded as a diversion,
but as a tragedy, as a shocking dis
grace to the capital, and a cause of
shame to every citizen.
All good citizens should stay at
home in times like this and keep off
the streets if their business does not
require them to go abroad. If all of
those who had no thought of joining
in the rioting had last night kept with
in their houses there would have been
far less trouble in the streets of the
city. It is hoped that tonight and
henceforth until peace is restored the
people will obey the injunction and
remain out of the range of danger,
at least for their own sakes, for the
sake of personal safety, if not out of
respect for the requirements of public
Bolsheviki are making the discovery
that somebody has to work in order
to provide material to keep the loot
Mexican treatment of Americans
shows a disposition to make history
repeat itself as often as possible.
Hard cider has made every possible
effort to establish itself on a respecta
ble footing as a soft drink.
Warnings against alcoholic bever
ages no longer figure prominently
among summer "don'ts."
Italy still insists that the wild waves
are saying things on the shores of the
Every dealer unhesitatingly lays the
blame for H. C. L. on the price higher
BT PHILANDER JOHNSON.
"There are two sides to every ques
"At least," asserted Senator Sor
ghum. "Sometimes by means of riders
and amendments we can work in a
great many more than that."
"I reckons," said Uncle Eben, "dat
a candidate has to be right keerful not
to let de handshakin' sociability git to
be so much of a habit dat it interferes
wif his office work when he gits de job."
When saurian monsters roamed the
And fought for all that they were
What tales of real sport were told
By fishermen and hunters bold!
A Sad Old Story.
"You are a socialist, are you notf"
"What made you change your mindf"
"I had some funds that I had earned
by lecturing on socialism. Some of
my fellow socialists found it out and
decided it was time to divide even all
A Critical Moment.
"Why are you sitting on the fence
with one leg on each side of the rail?"
aaked the stranger in the village.
"I'm waiting to see which way I'm
going," answered the barefoot boy.
"Father's gone into the woods to cut a
branch. If it's a fishin' rod I'm goin'
to run to meet him, but if it's a switch
IH jump for the road."
On rainy days the world goes wrong
and nothing seems
Quito to belong, where once the sun
shine smiling strong
Entranced the gaze.
And people once so trim and neat have
And clumsy feet as they go plodding
down the street
On rainy days.
The friend who once was bright and
kind to bluntness
Strangely seems inclined and people
grow so unrefined
That they amaze!
And pretty girls who charmed us so
Cheeks will have complexions that
On rainy days.
But when the sun shines out ane*, it's
A fairy tale come true as song and
laughter find anew
Their wonted ways.
From contrast life its pleasure gleans.
We might not know all sunshine
means except for dark, forbid
On rainy days.
?nULBUSY.COJtM(r KMMMLA1 &TiUS
JULY 23. 1919.
Showers probably tonight and to
morrow; partiy cloudy tomorrow.
*TNE BUSY CORNER* PENNA.AVLAT &TH.S1
Are You Missing: Any of the Good Values in Our
Clearing Sale of Upholsteries?
?If you have not taken advantage of these opportunities, you should do so tomorrow.
?Palmer's Heavy Duck Hammocks, of ex
cellent quality duck, in plain white, khaki or
striped effects, with wooden spreaders at
head and foot; heavy rope supports top
and bottom. Special Wednes- ? -J AO
?Imported Japanese Rush Straw Seats, for
stoop or porch use, round style. "J \_ ^
Special Wednesday ? 2 ^
?Cross-stripe Portieres, $2.98 d? -| Q CJ
values, Wednesday a set .... M. ? &
?Set includes 2 side curtains and valance.
Curtains are finished with knotted fringe
at top and bottom; variety of colors to
?Sherwood All-Metal Adjustable Window
Screens; extension style in size 30x43 inches;
has metal fasteners to hold the screen in per
manently, if desired. Regularly $1.10.
Special Wednesday # ~ W
?Hardwood Extension Window Screens, that
extend to 33 inches wide. They are made of
selected hardwood, in natural varnish finish,
with metal center brace. They are 15
Regularly 49c each. To 25 c
Our Finest Screen Doors
Cretonne Slip Covers
?Made to order. Price, for
labor only, each
?For any ordinary size piece of furni
ture we will make slip covers at above
price for the work only, materials extra.
They will be made with felled seams, or
tape bound, and all workmanship is guar
?One restriction?this offer applies only
to residents within the city limits.
?Select your materials from our excel
lent lines of cretonnes. Priced, a yard,
28c to $1.49
Covers for Larger Pieces at
Regular $4.98 kinds?reduced,
?All high-grade Screen Doors, made of 4x11/$
inch seasoned lumber, highly varnished, with
mortised corners and mitered mountings, fill
ed with fine black wire cloth filling, in size
30x78-inch only. These doors have the extra
heavy panel base.
Imported Japanese Porch Shades
?Made of selected bamboo, in the natural
color, complete with ropes and pulleys; all
ready to hang. Regularly $1.59, C\^ ^
choice y V?
?Other sizes specially priced.
Size Color Price Price
?4x8-ft. Green only $1.98 $1.55
?5x8-ft. Green 2.49 1.79
?6x8-ft. Green or natural 2.98 2.29
?Screen Wire, black, japanned or galvan
ized wire, 26 to 44 inch widths, for making
new or repairing old screens. Specially
priced tomorrow; cut from full rolls. A
A square foot ?
Dark Colored Skirts
Good for Rainy
?If the old saying comes true that a
rainy St. Swithin's day is sure to be
followed by forty other rainy days,
you will need rainy-day clothing, and these skirts
answer the need admirably.
?Silk Taffetas, Plain Poplins and Novelty Striped Silk
Poplins. The plain colors are chiefly black and dark
blue and the striped effects are in dark
colors, too. At
?Dark Blue Poplins and Novelty Striped
Plaid Silk Skirts, in a variety of styles,
in dark colors, at
?Most of these are made with yoke, fullness all around,
and are trimmed with buttons and pockets.
Our Fur Sale?
in the Daily Papers.
Women's Smock Blouses
?This style is quite a feature now in women's blouses.
They are easy to put on, and are cool as well as dainty and
?Smocks, of jean, in rose and
green, at both prices, and of
white voile with colored
stitching at the higher price,
$2.00 and $2.50
?Jean Smocks, laced up front and others but
toned, in rose, green, tan; also voile smocks,
some with colored, others with white collars,
trimmed with fancy stitching and
?Voile Smocks, box pleated, shirred and
stitched in fancy featherstitching, in mais,
blue and pink; some made of organdy, with
white collar and cuffs or with colored collars,
ornamented with a touch of embroidery, at
$3.50 and $3.95
?Other smocks of heavy jean and Jap crepe
in a variety of colors, also with white collars,
and in fancy smocked effects, $3.95
?Other styles at $5.75.
Kann's?Blouse Store?Second Floor.
Special Lot of Match
Sets of Val Laces
?Edges and insertions?match sets?from
one-half inch to an inch wide. Very desir
able f.or women's and children's lingerie,
also for trimming children's little frocks.
?These would be worth very much more
if we bought them today at present whole
?Tomorrow for a 12-yard piece,
?White Cotton Nets, in several different
qualities, all 72 inches wide.
?Nets suitable for lining pur
poses at, a yard
?Nets for dresses, waists or dress founda
tions, in different grades, at, a yard,
$1.00, $1.25, $1.75 and $2.00
A Few More Numbers Arrive
? ? ? - -1. . .i . ? ? ?? . ? i ' ??
to go Into the Sale of Linen
?Coat Dresses have had a wonderful vogue this sea
son in wool materials, but this popularity is being
carried over into models of wash fabrics and one of the
favorites is the coat dress of linen.
?The special style featured at the above price is made
with new tight-fitting skirt and has the bottom of the
coat part prettily embroidered. A smart little vest adds
much charm to this dress and the vest is ornamented
with a little black ribbon tie.
?We have sold the same and similar styles in stock,
earlier in the season, up to $15.95.
?Choice while this lot lasts, $7.95.
Almost Every Woman in
Washington Should Know of
At 38c Yd.
?Our own anouncements o? the new pat
terns constantly arriving have been many,
but our best advertisements are the hosts
of well dressed women, wearing attractive
summer frocks made of these dainty and
?Most of the designs we show in this, as
in other lines, are exclusive with us.
?We also have Plain Colored Voiles to
use with these Figured Voiles, and a com
bination of the two is often exceedingly
Every Woman's Corset Is the
?Style, Hygeine and Com
fort combine with this
?The celebrated Self-Re
during Nemo Service and
the equally famous Kop
Service Nemo Corset are
words with hygienically
corseted women of the
?We feature tomorrow
one of the very popular
models of the favorite
Jn* Nemo family.
SElF-ftEPUCiHt ?This is the well known
No. 403 Nemo Corset
?For the stout figure. Has abdominal sup
port; medium or low bust style, long over
the hips, and has three
sets of garters and rubber A A
ip back, at ^ J ? w v
Other Nemo Models Priced From
$4.50 to $7.50
?These are made of or
gandy and trimmed with
lace, also of net trimmed
with lace, and plain organ
dies with hand-embroidery
and lace edges.
?They are priced from
$1.25 to $5.50
?Collar and Cuff Sets of
with the long cuff for the
these, a set,
$3.50 to $5.50
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