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THE WASHINGTON TIMES: SATURDAY, JANUAKY 11; 1913.
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ASKS THREE SHIPS
IK COMING YEAH
Tight Over Battleships Is
Staged Again With Appeal
The beginning of the battleships fight
In the House was staged today when
Secretary of the Navy Meyer appeared
before the Naval Affairs Committee and
urged appropriations for three battle
ships, despite the one-battleship ap
propriation of last year and the move?
ment now on foot to restrict the
authorisation to the same number at
Secretary Meyer, who appeared at an
executive, session of the committee,
which is considering the naval bill, told
the House members that on the com
pletion of the Pearl Harbor naval sta
tion, Hawaii, the- United States would
have practically unprotected what is
intended to be the most powerful and
Important naval station In the world.
Expect Hot Fight
Th appearance of Secretary Meyer
before the r House Committee means"
the beginning of the flght between
the Navy Department and the House
on the subject of battleships. The
Democrats of the lower body last
session went on record as beinjr -opposed
to the annual authorization for
two new ships, which had been the
rule .under Republican admlnlstra-
"fie Senate stood out for two ships-
and the House Democrats held four
caucuses on the subject, first binding
the party .to a .'no battleshltv" pro-.
'Now the Navy Department proposes
to7, "catch up"" by asking for three
(mdi In 'the annronrlatlon bill for the
fiscal year .1&J3. Meanwhile, , Con--
sreBaixrair .ourneii oi-Aiaoamu. jo. cir
cularizing the House and endeavoring
W line up fa. -sufficient number of
votes to Iclll "any authorization for
mere than-.one, new dreadnaught.
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"The "friends of the navy" are scurry
ing around also, and are hammering
home the argument that unless this
country builds at least two ships a year
It will eventually fall behind even a
number of the smaller nations so far
as naval strength Is -concerned.
Secretary Meyer also urged the House
committee today to authorize liberal In
creases In other branches of the naval
swvlce. as recommended In the Secre
tary's annual report.
.-The Naval Affairs Committee is re
garded as a "one 'battleship" commit
tee, and. the fight proper .will come In
the House and Senate. It Is highly Im
probable: that the committee will con
alder for a moment the suggestion of
three .new .dreadnaughts.
'" RAILWAY SDBSIDY
Interests of British Line Not Dam
aged by New Road,
The Interest of the British owners of the
Cuban. Central Railway. Limited, have
not been Jeopardized by the granting of
a subsidy of X1.300.0CO to an American
corporation.' which proposes to build' a
new Cuban line, according to statements
by the Cuban government to the Ameri
can legation at Havana.
British Interests recently filed a pro
test and Minister Beaupre was directed
'.to investigate the situation and deter
"mine whether the subvention would In
jure existing property.
The report received by the State De
partment from Cuba has been trans
mitted to the British embassy and the
next move, must be made by England.
which may or may not be satisfied with
the Cuban denial.
Separation Ends Liability.
ARIS.-Jan. 31. In the case of M.
Goloubeff sued for H.600 modiste and
.dressmakers' bills contracted by his
estranged wife, the Judges held that
separation ends a husband's liabilities.
Pk 1 9c
Tall, cans of Sal
mon, per can
Wisconsin Early June Peas,
very fine, per -f -
Cordorus' Brand of Su
gar Corn, per can
Fancy Yellow Onions,
Best Compound, per (r
Pure Lard, per tOt
Fancy Cabbage, per -f-lb
3 loaves of Star of
Dried Lima Beans,
12 lbs. White Corn- nn
meal for ZUL
Navy Beans, per
Large Cakes of Pearl A -
Floating Soap, per cake. . t"V
New Hominy, per OAr
FINED INSTEAD OF
Three Men Who 'Captured" White Veteran as Escaped
Insane Patient Arrested on His Complaint
of Assault in Anacostia.
WASHINGTON TIMES BUREAU.
ANACOSTIA. D. C. JAN. 11.
Overpowered by three colored men,
who Insisted that he was a patient who
had escaped from the Government Hos
pital for the Insane Charles F. Trav
ers, an veteran- of the civil war, eluded
his captors long enough to appeal to a
squad of policemen who were on the
drill field near the Anacostia police sta
tion yesterday. They protected him
from the three men, whom they ar
rested. Travers lives, at 626 E street south
west, and yesterday he visited the steel
works at Glesboro", where he tried to
secure employment. He was In uniform
and, when he left the steel plant, took
the route along the Baltimore and Ohio
-freight tracks, which pass In the rear
of the Government Hospital for the In
land. When' he was near Anacostia
three colored men sprang- from the
pushes and held him up. After some
questioning they seized him, and forced
him to go to the Anacostia police sta
tion. Travers' protests were laughed at.
The colored men, who were charged
with assault on the old man. gave their
names as George Matthews, Clyde Wise
man, and Edward Sorrell. They expect
ed to be rewarded In the sum of 5 each
by returning the veteran to St. Eliza
beth's Asylum Instead of which they
found that amount to be required from
each of them to secure their release
from custody, and In default of which
sum they were' sent to the cells.
pltal for the Insane, on "Nervous Dis
eases In the Child."
The Rev. Willard G. Davenport, rec
tor of the Emmanuel P. is. Church,
has been appointed chaplain of Ana
costia Lodge. No. 21, F. A. A. M., for
the eighteenth consecutive year. Wil
liam F. GUde, of Washington, long
time a member of Anacostia Lodge, was
re-elected as its representative, on the
Masonic board of relief. ,
IN FARM FLIM FLAM
Marylander Pays Sum
Get to Be Manager of
Harry R. Knott, of Valley place, and
Maglll Readmond. of Fourteenth street,
today left for Hot Springs, Ark. -They
will be there until next spring.
Charles Gilbert, a former Good Hope
boy, who has been In New Tork for
the past year, has been visiting his
family In the suburb named.
A call has been Issued by Secretary
D. C. Fountain, of the East Wash
lnrton HelRhts- Citizens' Association.
for a meeting of that body on Monday
evening in the ,home of tne secretary,
in Bo wen road.
Thrown over Ms horse's head and
slighting In a clay bank with terrific
force. Policeman At L. Lucas, of the
Eleventh precinct, was injured painfully
about the head, the right shoulder and
one arm. The accident occurred at
Ridge road and Alabama avenue.
Mineola Tribe, No. 14. Improved Order
of Red Men, has made public the list
of officers appointed by the sachem- fol
lowing the late election. These officers
aref J. M. Caton, first sanap: Richard
H. Nelson, second sanap; George E.
Delmage, guard of the wigwam; Louis
Weigle, guard of the forest. The com
mittee on finances Includes R. A.
Humphries: Ernest S. White, and H. M.
Carver. The degree team, with Past
Sachem George Baxter directing, con
ferred the warrior's degree, upon sev
The Parent-Teacher Association of
the Congress Heights School is ar
ranging for a meeting next Friday
afternoon in that building. Mrs. Mer
rltt Earl will have the program in
charge. There has been scheduled for
this meetlng-an -address- to-theparents
by Dr. Mary O'Malley, a member of the
medical staff of -the Government Hos-
The Rev. Merrltt Earle, pastor of the
Methodist Church In Congress Heights.
has planned .1 scries of meetings for
the proDationers in ais congregation, io
be held each Thursday afternoon In
Charles E. Entwlsle, of the firm -of
Weiss & Entwlsle, who has been
quite 111 at his home, 1510 W street, was
reported today to be Improving.
Charles F. Purdy, chalrmari" of the
building committee named by Congress
Heights Baptists, who have bought a
portable church, plans to have the build
ing up within the coming two weeks.
Work is proceeding dally.
West Pointer .Forestalls the Neces
sity of Having Resignation
. Elmer E. Adler. 'the West Point cadet
who eloped and married .Miss Florence
Davis, has sent- his resignation, accord
ing to report, to Col. Clarence P. Towns
ley, superintendent of the "Military
Academy. This eases the situation for
the military authorities, as Adler re
signation would have been demanded.
marriage during the course of training
and Instruction at .the Military Academy
being In violation of the 'rules and equiv
alent to a refusal to 'abide" by--the- law
of the army. " ,"
Jacob M. Jones, a farmer, of Garrett
Mill? Garrett county, Md., complained
to the police of the First precinct today
that he was swindled out of JJ167 by two
confidence men whom he met at Ninth
street and Pennsylvania avenue north
west. Both men were well dressed and
approached Jones on the pretext that
they were looking for a manager for a
large country estate in Florida.
"We're strangers in the city," one of
the men said to him, "and thought per
haps you could 'tell us where we could
find a good man. The salary Is large
enough to make It worth while'."
Jones confided that he, too, was a
stranger; also that he was an agricul
turist, and that If the salary was of
generous proportions he was probably
Just the man they were looking for. He
thought it a remarkable coincidence
that they ahould have picked him out to
ask for information.
Fruit vs. Stones.
The beauties of Florida were pictured
in vivid terms, comparisons were made
with farming in the sunny South and
Maryland, of picking oranges and other
citrus fruit instead of pushing a plow
over stony fields. Jones decided that
Florida was the one place In the world
Incldently one of the strangers re
called how he had met Jones at an out
ing at Pen.Mar several years ago.
Money Binds "Contract"
Naturally, the strangers wanted a
small deposit to bind the contract. Jones
failed "to"sce why there was anything
out of the ordinary In such a request
The strangers suggested that $200 would
be about the right amount. Jones didn't
have 'quite' that much money, but .the
strangers finally agreed to accept $187,
all the money he had with him. They
went in a drug store and a formal con
tract was drawn up.
Thin mornlnr Jones thought the tran
saction over and decided that perhaps
he had made a mistake, so ne toiq ws
troubles to the police. Detective Evans,
who talked with him, said he believed
the two swindlers were professional con
fidence men, who probably left the city
Robber's Nerve Fails.
TILTON. N. H., Jan. lL-Louts Mon-
champ, seminary student, armed him
self and started .to rob a bank;.butcol-
lapsed when, he .saw two policemen) ap
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1 71 Feet Above Penrta. Avenue
Nearer to Capitol than Dupont Grcle-
Bird's-eye View of the Entire Cltf From High YIew,
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Pen-and-ink Sketch of Parlor of High View Home.
Looking Towards Dining Room.
Is There Any Wonder We Have Already Established a Record of
J. T. D. Pyles'
Of These Beautiful
HIGH VIEW HOMES
K Handsome six-room homes completely equipped with modern conveniences through
outfront and rear porches terraced lawns located in an ideal neighborhood convenient
to two double-track car lines.
$3,300 $200 $26.92
(Which Iacludea All Interest.)'
$3,300 is less than you could build such a home for if you paid spot cash. The two
hundred dollars ($200) cash payment represents an amount only sufficient to insure the pur
chaser's good" intentions. The monthly payments of $26.92 are less than the monthly rentals
of a home of equal quality so advantageously located.
TO INSPECT THESE HOMES Take
any G street car marked "Brookland" or
"North Capitol and W streets." get off at
Rhode Island avenue, and walk one square
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.u rn'H, service Is for the free accommodation of
mose interested In any of our properties. It does
not obligate you In any way. In fact, we will be
Kiad to take you to any other properties at the
same time, o .that you can make comparisons.
i...drop. .a,,-EPs,al or Phone Main SMS for tl.ls
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and bring you. back again. '
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Look for Our Green and White Sign 1Z 4th Street N. W.
BY SUPREME COURT
Tribunal Takes Sherman
Law Suit Under Advise
ment After Hearing.
to .one because it alms to stimulate
a4s( 11 juu auv imcr; vi luur .
combine patents, you take away the In-
' Mf. Fish did not agree and said many
'lmDrovementa -ftv-'th itrt fiari nriirrmA
since the merger.
Hurt in Elevator.
John Pyatt, colored, thirty-seven years
old, had his left ankle fractured this
morning; by being: caught In an'elevator
aiine store ox B. Kann. sons ft Co.,
inhere, he Is employed. He was taken
to the Emergency ' Hospital in an ami
Sues for DtvoTce.
A suit far an asslat dYirai wm
flled hi the Dtotrfec. Umitiim Cawt to
day by WHHaai' Rhefea alast Mal
Rhodes.' The couple1 were munHt at
Kockvllle. JM.. July 11. a. a haye
one child. W. A. Ceemba.ia atierae?
for the huaband.
The Supreme Court now has the
United Shoe Machinery Company : .case
under advisement. Arguments in the
case were rompleted yesterday. So
licitor General Bullitt for the Govern
ment advanced the doctrine that com
bination of an "undue proportion" of
trade violates the Sherman law.
Frederick P. Fish, one of the counsel
for the company, said the "undue pro
portion" argument fell short because the
patent laws gave the company a right
to possess 100 per cent of the trade.
Chief Justice White asked numerous
questions. He reminded Mr. Bullitt
that the Attorney General did not
take the "undue proportion" atUtude in
the tobacco case and disclaimed It The
Solicitor General raid that he did not
preclude taking it In this case, where no
unfair competition was charged.
"If the present atUtude of the Gov
ernment Is not correct the sooner busi
ness men know It the better." said the
Chief JusUce White asked Mr. Fish:.
"Isn't your argument of economic
combination Into one plant destructive
of the whole patent law?"
1n what way?' asked Mr. Fish.
"Doesn't the patent law grant patents
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Don't Make the Iffistake
of buying your home in. the wrong section, arid as ai-r
result being always dissatisfied. Very nearly every daj
we have an inquiry from some person who wishes fta -exchange
his present xmsatisfactory home for one in '
Chevy Chase. . .-
The Same Amount of Money
put-in Cjjevy Chase will assure you having a --homer
where light and air is on every side arid where, each
home bears the unmistakable touch .of the indiyidu-'
, ality of the owner. . - ' v ' ?-.
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' will finance thebuilding of such a home in Chevy
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divisions and the nearest point to the city where the
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Let. Us Give You Complete Details
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General Seles Agent
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Location central on Pennsylvania Avenue near 14th Street,
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Every office an outside room with plenty of light-.
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If you have a small business, the low rentals and prestige to
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ING should enable you to decide promptly.
"Everyone Knows Where the
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