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THE WASHINGTON TTMES. RATH DAY, MAY i; 1915.
railway cohilMlWis hor(h 'nn'd Vouflf of 1
Constantinople occupied by the nines,
conditions In tho Turkish capital will
become precarious for the Inhabitants.
Shelling of Dunkirk
By German Artillery
Continues, Says Berlin
nunUN (via wireless through Say
vlllo), May 1. The German war ofllco
today nnnouncca that the bombardment
of Dunkirk by tho Gcrmun heavy artil
lery is continuing.
. Tho wnr ofllco claims that all of tho
J allied attacks in northern Flanders have
been repulsed. Three of the enemy's
aviators have ben shot down. The
Germans also clnlrn success against tho
Russians on the eastern front, near
Hzawlc, where 1,000 rtusslans and ten
machine suns wpio captured.
The reptrt is ns follows:
"All attacks of the enemy on the west
bank of tho Yse- canal, northeast of
Ypres, and on the cast side of tho canal
north of Ypres. have failed.
"Dunkirk again has been shelled by
tho German heavy artillery, and three
of tho enemy's aviators have been forced
to land by our fire. v
"Engagements near Szawlo have been
advantageous for the Germans. Tho
Russians fled after tiring the town. Ono
thousand Russians were taken prisoners
nnd ten machine guns nnd a large quan
tity of oaggago anil ammunition carts,
and a largo quantity of ammunition
"The Russian attacks cast of l'loek
and on tho south bank of the Plllea
have been repulsed, and 350 Russian
"Southwest of Augustowa a German
vanguard was surprised, and heavily
damaged by tho Russians." ,
Turks Report Sinking
Of British Destroyer in
CONSTANTINOPLE (Via wireless).
May 1. The Turkish official statement
reviewing the operations in the Dar
danelles claims the land batteries have
sunk a British destroyer, badly dam
aged tho French cruiser Jeanne d'Arc
and tho British battleships Triumph,
Majestic and Vengeance. It also de
clares one British transport has been
driven on shore and several sail boats
loaded with soldiers sunk. Tho state
ment Is as follows:
"Wednesday the tire from tho forts
damaged tho French cruiser Jeanne
d'Arc, setting it on lire and forcing It
"An English destroyer was sunk en
tering the straits.
"Sixteen of the pnernx's warships and
many torpedo craft threw thousands of
shells qn the Turkish batteries and land
"Off Seddul Rahr. two of the enemy's
transports were hit; one was forced
ashore, and several sail boats loaded
with soldiers were sunk.
"Tho British battleships Majestic, Tri
umph, and Vengeance have been dam
aged by our Arc nnd forced to retire."
Little Change in War
Situation, Says Vienna
VIENNA, May 1 (via wireless) .The
war office In its official statement to
day characterized tho general situation
as unchanged It says:
"Thove has been little change in the
situation on the Russian Roland and
Carpathian fronts. A Russian attack In
tho Opor Mtlley has been repulsed.
Elsewhere tUcie havo been only .irtll
Italy's Entrance in War Only
Matter of Days, Berne Re
STREAWI OF GERMANS
ON 1Y FROM ITALY
BEHNE, Switzerland, May 1. Every
German who Is able to do so seems to
1 bo leaving Italy. A constant stream Is
passing through Switzerland, en route
to German territory.
, It is estimated here that wtthln tho
last fortnight fully nine-tenths of tho
hiembcrs of the Austro-German oolony
In Italy have departed.
, Many gavo up long established and
lucrative businesses, convinced that
Italy's entrv Into the war Is a question
now only of days.
LONDON. May 1. German cavalry,
, which succeeded apparently In getting
around the extreme right of the Rus
sians, has Invaded the Russian Baltic
There hos been no indication In what
force the Germans aie operating, but
It is presumed here that the cavalry is
simply looking over the ground to find
out what opposition a force landed at
Polangen. In tho Rro Inco of Courland,
would meet with In military circles
here It is asserted that this cavalry can,
however, interefer with the Russian
communications and give tho famous
Russian Cossacks something to do.
At the other end of the Russian line
tho Russians are reported to be con
tinuing to make slow progress In the
Vzsok Pass and to repulse Austrian at
tacks on their flank In The direction of
The German offensive movement In
tho north, onco mm 3 under way, ex
tends along the entire Prussian border,
from Tilsit to the Vistula river. The
advance evldentlv Is alined at the Hal
tic provinces, which are rich In crops
nnd othsr food supplies.
For months the militnrv operations
on the Prussian border had beenllmlt
j"d to scouting parties, isolated artil
lery duels, and aeroplane warfare.
O.n the Caipathlnn front tho situation
Is curiously balanced .the Russians di
recting an offensive against I'zsok and
the Austrlans attempting a movement
In tho direction of Stry The Austrian
forces temporally are abandoning their
nttacks at other points nnd are being
concentrated In an effort to bend back
the Russian left wing, with I-embcrg as
the ultimate Austrian objective.
THE WEATHER REPORT.
Tho forecast for the Ulstilct of Co
lumbiaGenerally fair tonight and Sun
day; slightly cooler tonight
Maryland Generally fair tonight and
fiundav. slightly cooler tonight; gentle
to moderate northwest winds
Virginia GeneiaHv fair tonight and
punday. somen hrt cooler tonight In
north and west portions, probabh frost
i" the mountains, genii to moderate
winds becoming northwest
r. S. HURE.U'.
R a in
9 a. in
10 a. ni
11 a. m
1 p. m
2 p m
S a. in 57
9 a. m r.1
10 a m ("A
12 noon TO
1 p. m 72 '
S p. m 72 I
High tide s 23 a in. and S "t p m.
low tide - 2 :i a in and 3 10 p in
6' N TABLE
' Sun sets,,
SCORES OF LOOTERS
ARRESTED IN COLON
Work of Salvaging Conducted
Under Direction of Ameri
COLON. May L Two companies of
United States coast artillery arc today
aiding native pollco in protecting the
tlre-swcpt ihrtNct of Colon from looters
Soon after Qk blazo that almost total
ly destroyed the business section of tho
city last night was put under contiol
looting started In a dozen places. Scoics
of arrests were made. The work of
salvaging Is going on under the direc
tion of the Hoops.
The damage from the fire Is estimated
at J2.000.000. etween 10.000 and 12.000 per
sons, mostly colored, arc homeless.
Plans aie being made to take euro of
Twenty-two blocks were wiped out by
tho Names. All of tho bank bulldlrtvs
were destroyed. Tho flro started In tho
telophono exchange and swept furiously
through the district of wooden build
ings. Firemen finally succeeded in con
trolling tho flames by dynamiting.
Colon Is tho Spanish-American town
at ihe Atlantic entrance to the Panama
CaiTiiT"and Is next In Importance among
the Isthmus towns to Panama City. It
had a population of 18,000 when the 1911
census was taken.
It Is located on a tract of land sur
rounded bv I'nlted States territory, tho
adjacent settlement being vlled Chrlsto-
bal the two together having the Span
ish name of Christopher Columbus.
U. S. Forces Ordered
To Do All Possible to
Aid Fire Sufferers
Instructions to do eerythlng possible
to aid the sufferers by the fire which
swept Colon last night has been cabled
to the Panama canal authorities, it was
stated at the War Department today
It Is understood 12.000 persons are des
titute. Official reports are still lacking,
and concerning the casualties all the de
partment knows Is what was learned
from press dispatches. From caily
stories of the disaster, however. It Is
thought the estimate of ten dead Is low.
Hopes were expressed that the ef
ficient aid rendered by I'nlted States
troops from tho Panama Canal Zone to
tho native authorities in Colon In light
ing the fire and policing the town would
tend to Improve relations between tin!
soldiers from this country and tho
Isthmians, which have been so strained
recently that they resulted in novel al
serious encounters, some of them
marked by fatalities.
(Continued from First Page.)
travelers sailing in the war zono
on ships of Great Hiitaln or her
allies- da so nt their own risk.
"Imperial German Knibasiv, Wash
ington, D. C, Api II 22. J015."
JSeek To Shift Responsibility.
This notice is being given tho wid
est publicity by tho embassy as an
advertisement in the newspapers of
a number of the leading titles of the
It Is looked on. for ono thing, as
equivalent to saying: the German gov
ernment will not be responsible for
the recent death of Loon Chester
Thresher on (ho Rrltlsh steamer Fa
laba. Rut, more than Its application
to this single case, it Is looked on
not alone as backing' up the position
Gormany has already officially takuii
In regard to Americans sailing on
vessels of the allies, but as Intended,
if Americans do lose their lives, to
enable Germany to say:
"That is not our business. Wo havo
given tho American public the most
ample warning and have gone out of
our way to give warning through tho
newspapers In other than tho usual
Bryan Is Silent.
The advertisement is supplementary to
tho warnings already given by tho Ger
man government tluough American of
Tho notlca is viewed seriously by tiio
American Government. Secretary jjryan
today udmlttcd he had seen It, but de
clined to discuss it. It Is known that of
ficials heie regard It as an unusual pro
cedure, though Secretary Uryan refused
even to discuss this phase of it.
It Is a fact that the French govern
ment earlier In the war published certain
notices regarding travel in France. In
the sense of getting out notices through
uso of advertising columns, therefoic,
the action of the Germans is not without
precedent. It is rather because of the
gravity of the subject it deals with and
tho far-reaching consequences involved
that tho embassy's notlco has attracted
At the samo time, the putting out of
tho notice in a direct appeal to the
American public Is not in accord with
diplomatic forms, and is in lino with the
apparently growing disposition of Am
bassador Bernstorff to Ignore such foi ms
and deal with tho American public or
the Government as suits his will.
To Take It Up With Berlin.
President Wilson and State Depart
ment officials havo talked the matter
over and while nothing official lias beon
given out it is said tills Government
will take It up with the German govern
ment, since It amounts to saying that
the views of the American Government
on this subject aio not entertained nt
Berlin and are, in fact, prrfctlcally
It is supposed Germanv Issued tho
! new notice not along for Its hearing on
I the Thresher case, but because she
plans to renew submarine activities and
expects other cases to arise. This Gov
ernment has not yot sent a noto asking
reparation for the doath of Thresher,
and opinion Is divided what action this
Government will take in tills Instance.
That Gormany intends to frighten as
many Americans Into keeping off Rrlt
lsh vessels as possible is obvious.
Whether It will have such an effect re
mains to be seen.
May Want To Be Recalled.
That official circles believe Ambas
sador Bernatorff deshes to bo re
called is evident This opinion has
prevailed for some time, the theory be
ing that war developments have ended
his usefulness in tho I'liiled States, and
that, tor some leason of his own. ho
prefers to place the Washington Admin
istration in the position of asking his
IF THE BABY IS CUTTING TEETH
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
A SPLENDID REGULATOR
PURELY VEGETABLE-NOT NARCOTIC
BOGUS NOBLE HELD
FOR MISUSING I L
Confesses He Stole British Army
Funds, Deserted Wife, and
NEW YORK. May l.-Thero is a
cross road on the way fioin the concen
tration camp to the officers' quarters In
the Red l.lon Inn at Guildford. Surrey,
Knglnnd. It wns there that several
weeks ago Sergt. Henry Catlyle, n pay
master In the Royal Field Artillery,
took tho wrong turn, which ltd him to
this city and eventually to the Tombs,
where ho Is now confined on a charrc of
using the malls in a swindling scheme
In which ho assumed tho rolo of Sir
Henry U. Stirling, son of the Into Sir
John Stilling, liart., president of the
legislative assembly of Austra)la.
Tho story ho told begins on January
11. when Seigeant Coiiyle, with 7j0
whli Ii lie meant to deliver to his ?om
mauding officer, took tho wrong turn,
forgot his wife and two children In
Heading, Berkshire, and tho possibility
of winning glory at the front, and hopped
Into an automobile that took him to
Having purchased an elaborate waid
rohe the sergeant becamo "Sir Henry Li.
Stirling." and yielding to a whim suited
for GluKgow. There he met Jean Bain
unci nnriird her. still unmindful of tho
three deterrents to matrimony In Head
ing. "Sir Hcnrv" and his brldo arrived
In Boston on tho Allan liner Pretoria
on Fehi itaiy 10. Then thoy came to
Cnrl.vlo begnn to lun i-hort of funds,
so ho moved with his hrlde to a fur
nished room. It wns ronie tlmo after
this that Postofllce Inspectors McQuil
lan and Bchneffcr made the acquaint
ance of the sandy complcxloncd, bald
headed little Englishman. Thoy were
told of "Sir Henry" by a Miss A. J.
Boyle, who had answered an advertise
WANTED-Young lady to travel as
secretary to English nob'eman and as
companion to titled lud , bond required.
Apply enclosing copies of testimonials.
A dav or two after making applica
tion for the Job Miss Bovlo received a
cull from "Sir Henry." Then she got u
letter Informing her that her testi
monials were entirely satisfactory and
that she might have the Job at i;2."0
n year, provided she put up a cash
bond of $200, which would be refunded
at the expiration of three months. So
anxious were "Sir Henry" nnd his wife
to obtain the services of M pa Boyle
that this letter was followed bv a sec
ond from "Iidy Stirling," urging her
to accept the place
In the meantime "Sir Henry" nnd his
wife hail moved to another furnished
room, and It was there that postofllce
Inspectors and two city detectives ar
reted him Ho made a full confes
sion. Suffragists Parade
In New York Today
Speech-Making on Street Corners
and Collections Feature
NEW YORK, Muy 1. This Is suffiage
day in New York, corner speech-making
by women being tho big event,
Tho speech-making was preceded b a
parade of 200 automobiles up Fifth ave
nue. Tho cars dropped oft at side
streets for opcn-alr campaign rallies
A gold and sllvxr collection at the
street meetings, was an added feature.
The female politicians said anything
trinkets odd pieces of juwelry, or coin
would bo acceptable.
Ida Sniffen Walters
May Be Allowed Bai'
NEW YORK. May l.-Tlio appellate
dlvirlon may lie nskod to assign a Jus
tice and a court 100m ho that tho trial
of Mrs Ida Sniffen Walters, who killed
her two children by poison last Decem
ber, may be begun ahead of its regular
place on the calendar. Mrs. Walters'
health Is such that an early trial Is
said to bo Imperative
If It is found Impossible to get a trial
speedily Justice Biady may iclease her
on bail. Abraham Levy, her lawyer,
has made a motion to that effect and
ioi(T me cnurv umi ir. huiiuid io
soon to become a mother again.
"It Is true that this woman Is under
Indictment for murder," suid Justice
Brady, ""but we must look on the hu
mane side of the esse, which is nn ex
traordinarily sad one and which has
aiousod the sympath' not only of pub
lic oflicials In contact with It but of tho
public at large I will consider a mo
tion to admit Mrs. Rogers to hall."
John D. Now Owns
Two Lakes on Estate
TARRYTON. N Y , May 1 -John V.
Roikefellwr ndded 105 acres to his estate
by acquiring the John Wchlwr property
at Tarrytown Heights. Mr. Rockefeller
owns the watershed to the north of the
Tarrytown lakes, and by purchasing the
Webebr land he owns the south side,
so that In effect the two lakes are ja.
pnt of his estate
His plans for tho property have not
been disclosed It contains valuable
timber and quanlcs The pi Ice paid Is
Enid to have been more than $100,000.
Mr. Rockefeller walked over and care
fully surveyed the lakes bioie closing
and Return Saturday
Baltimore & Ohio
Leave Union Station
12 20 A. M.. May 0, Ar. New York
(Liberty St.) ti.3a A. M. Ar. New
York (23rd. St.) 7.00 A. M.
Rotufnlng same day 5.30 I. M.
from 23rd. St. and 6:00 P. M. from
Great Battleship Fleet
Mobilized in Hudson River Mav
9-18 may be viewed from special
Full Infnt matiou at ticket of.
flees, 15th M and oi k ve
fili Penna. Ave, and I rimi su
r- 2p3- j
SOCIAL SERVICE TO
BE GIVEN IMPETUS
Washington Archdeaconry of Epis
copal Church Will Promote
Interest In Work.
Renewed vigor will bo Injected Into
the social servlco work being pursued
in and about Washington under tho mis
P'ccs of tho Episcopal church as Ihe le
sult of tho annual meeting of tho Wash
Tho meeting was held yesterday, and
was attended by Bishop Alfred Harding
and many prominent members of tho
clergy and laity. Tho Washington arch
deaconry embraces the IMsOict, the ad
Jn cent territory of Prlnco Georges coun
ty, Mil., and Montgomery county, Md.,
In Its entirety.
Several churches were criticised for
their lack of support of tho social ser
vlco work, nnd plans were sot on foot
to create a broader nnd stronger Inter
est In tho work. Those who took the
principal part In tho discussion were
Canons Austin, Dunlop, and Thompson.
Consideration of plans whereby tho
work nmong tho colored people of tho
archdeaconry will be augmented con
sumed pnrt of the session. Tho commit
tee for work among colored persons of
which the Rov. James 11. W. Blake, of
C hrlst Church, Georgetown, is chairman,
Miss Marlon Oliver, president of tho
Washington branch of the Girls' Friend
ly Society, nddrcsscd tho meeting on
tho work being done by that bodv.
Miss Oliver urged that any minister in
whose pailsh a branch of the organiza
tion docs not exist should set about
founding one. She said the average so
ciety girl would bo given an oppor
tunity to set ahout doing tho benevo
lent things In life.
A record-breaking era of contribution
wns reported In tho nnnunl report of
the, treasurer, the Rev. D. C .1. Ilidrlck
More churches than ever before wein
ihown to havo contributed In excess of
their apportionments, the lenders In thlu
excess being Epiphany and St! John's.
Evidences of nn earthquake, which,
if on land, probably wns most de
structive, were iegltered on tho seis
mographs of the Naval Observatory nnd
Georgetown I diversity and In the lab
oratory of St. Ignatius' Collego in
Cleveland early today.
Tho quakes, as neaily as can bo esti
mated, were from 6,X") to S.ni) inlles
from Washington, nnd from i.floo to
7.0 miles from t'leveland. Thero is
no method hy which tho exact loca
tion of tho tremors can be nbtulneil.
The report liom the Naval observa
tory states that a distinct shock v as
registered from 12.12 a m. 'intil nfter
2 a. in. todaj. This recnid "m'eus with
th.it obtained on the Genrgntnvvn In
struments In point of duration Tho
university seismographs show that the,
shock wus the lienvicst at U 4.'. a. m.
Offlcinls of both the obiorvatorv nnd
the university agree that the tremor
probably was very destructive.
Tho Cleveland report savs that two
sharp shocks were trgimere.I The first
shock was at 1 12 o'clock and tho sec
ond at 1 22.
'Father Odenbach said the shor k.i
were tho most violent reioided for sev
eral ears, even more violent than earth
tremors occasioned by the Japum-so
volcanic disturbance several nimnlm
ago. The second shock was praitlcnlly
continuous, with short interruptions,
for fort-!lvo minutes, with a maximum
between l:2fi and IMS."
Motion for New Trial
Of Heart Balm Deferred
Arguments on the motion foi a new
trial In the J.ViO.000 suit biought by Mrs
Ida M McNabb, the Milwaukee widow,
against John S Klnnev. aged mllllon
alie mine owner, of MKIiigan. whkh
resulted In a verdict for :sn."0O for .Mrs.
McNabb. was continued until next Sat
urday bv Justice Stafford In 1'iriult
Court No. 2 todny
The lontlnuance wns the result of an
agreement between Attorney Daniel W.
Raker, representing tho milllonalie, and
Attorney Chailes Roe, appearing for
Kansas Has Festival.
TOPEKA. Kan., May 1. This Is a day
of sonc for Kansas The Stnte hoard of
administration has set apart May Pay
for soncs in the schools. Everybody
is asked to Join In tho song festival,
singing the old-fashioned school nnd
college songs and tho popular songs of
Only In This Section
Can Such a View
The whole city of "Washington and tho mutouiuI
ing Maryland and Virginia hills are laid in magnifi
cent panorama before these houses.
36th Place Between Fulton
and Garfield Streets
Only one half square, from Massachusetts and
Large front porch.
Open Every Day
Take Wisconsin Avenue car and get off at Fulton
street or drive out Massachusetts avenue.
Thomas J. Fisher & Co., Inc.
738 15th St. N. W.
." TO BE
Washington Branch of Woman's
Peace Party Preparing for
T.eHders of the Washington branch of
the Woman's Peace party are prepar
ing for a big peace demonstration Mon
day evening' at Keith's Theater In con
neclon with the ptesenlatlon of "Wnr
Rrldes," Mrs. Martin Crnlg Wcnt
w orth's famous sketch, which hns at
tracted wldo attention throughout tho
Tho theater mnnagement has granted
permission to tho women to havo a
speaker define tho nims of tho pcaco
pary Immediately before the presenta
tion of Hie play, nnd to distribute pencil
lite raturo and propaganda among tho
Mls- Kola l.a Kollctto, daughter of
Senator l.a Kollettc, who is hero lilt
ing lier mother, is to make tho address.
Both Miss l.a Kollctto and Mis. l.a
Kollettc arc taking an nctlvo pint In
the work of the ioacc party.
Seven boxes have been reserved for
tho members or tho organization. These,
It Is stated, will lie elaborately deco
rated with (lowers nnd blue and white
linen, tho party colors
Mib. John J. White, vice president of
the national organization: Nina E. At
lender. sccr'-Uiry, and Mis ClniHtinn
Hemmick, president of tho Wnshlnstnn
branch, nro In charge of ntrnngements.
"Wo pro not soeklng to advertise the
pla," said Mrs. Allenilei today. "It
doesn't need and advertising. What
wc plan to do Is to use the play as a
menus of directing the attention of the
Washington public to tho work of the.
Woman's Rcae party "
Among those who will r-rupy the
boes ore: Dr nnd Mrs llnrvey W.
Wiley. Mr. nnd Mr. George Odll, Mr.
at.d Mrs. John Nellgh. Dr. and Mrs.
Nevil Monroe Hopkins, Mr and Mrs.
Huntington Jackson. Mr nnd Mrs W.
T Iluriii, Mrs. Robert N. l.a Kollctto.
and Mrs. J. N Speei.
CROWD ASSURED FOR
FETE AT FRIENDSHIP
Made-to-Order Weather and
Splendid Program Guaran
Made-to-order weather and tho va
riety and charm of the program ar
ranged for the fete nt Friendship today
for the benellt of the Washington Diet
Kitchen Association, which Is being
given under the active patronage of a
number of prominent fcoclnl leaders,
will, It Is expected, bring out a record
The dog show, at 2 o'clock, will he a
featuio of tho entertainment, and will
hn followed at .1 bv a shnm battle .by
the troops from Fort Myer, uncer
Cnpt. W. D Forsvthe, Cnpt W. N. Cnn
nell, nnd "npt R. N. Barton, and the
spirit of the jprtngtimo wilt bo reflected
In tho May pule dnnce nt 4 ocloi'K
Probably the most Intel eating fcatuie
of the nfteinoon will lie the enhnret nt
5 o'clock. In which such well-known
dancers as Miss Mabel Fairfax and
Jack Washburn. Muster lowis Smith,
Miss Dorothv Peake, Mias Minnie Sax
ton, and Raymond Halm, the Misses
Enid Sims and Elizabeth Jeffries and
Hamilton Rell will take part Miss l.n
llan Hcndiicic nnd Henry Dickson will
dance the Pavlowa gavotte In costume,
and later in the evening there will be
competitive dnnclng for prizes a cold
vanit box and gold cuff links to be
Judged bv Preston Gibson, J. Henri do
Slbnur, Hugh Legare, and George How
ard Special arrangements have heen made
for the Dleasuie of the children, who
will have games of all sorts, a post
office grab bng, nnd ponies to ride, nnd
there will be n "bar" where Foft drinks
of all soits will be sold, a sale of hat3
and numerous other attractions.
30 rooms, o baths.
2 sleeping porches.
Built in refrigerator.
Briton Who Threatened Diplornat
Pardoned at Lattcr's
At the request of Count von Bern
utorff, the Gorman ambassador, tho
President today commuted to explro at
onco th- sentence of Hdvvin It. Scott,
who In in Jail nt Tacoma, Wash., tor
writing threatening letters to tho diplo
mat, Scott, who is an Kngllshman and a
strong pro-ally sympathized, wrote the
loners during tho winter. Tho count
tinned tljo letters over to tho State
Department, and Bcott'a arrest lol
lovvcd. On being arraigned for trial,
Scott pleaded guilty nnd was sentenced
on January 15 to six months In Jail.
HIh sentence would havo expired Juno
15, with allowance for good time.
ENGEL FOB S15.00D
Douglas Edwards, Street Car
Motorman, Charges Assault
Upon Him Was Unprovoked.
A sequel to the conviction of Eddlo
Alnsnillh. catcher for the National, nnd
Joe KnKel. pitcher. In Pollco Court on
a charge of assaulting Pounlas Kd
wnrds. a street car motorman, on April
It. is a suit for JL',000 damages against
the tun players.
Tbp suit, which was flld In the Dis
trict Supreme f'otirt bv Edwards, was
oxpoetnd iij tho two ball plajera, ni the
motorman was represented In Police
t'oiirt by an nttorney, who had a steno
graphic record of tho testimony taken
as -i basis of an action for damages.
It Is alleged In Edwards' petition that
the assault on him wns unprovoked,
and that ho suffered injuiies which may
Atnsmlth admitted fn Police Court
that he knocked the motorman down
twice nfter he had been attacked by
him. Ho claimed that Edwards called
him a vile name when ho and Engel
nnnowly escaped hitting him with their
automobile, and that when ho entered
the car barn the motorman attacked
him with an Iron switch bar.
JuclKn Push first sentenced Alnsmlth
to thirty davs in Jail and fined Engel
to. but on Thursday suspended Aln
smlth s sentence nnd placed him on pro
bation for one year on condition that
he pay a fine of J.X. I'nlted States At
torney John E. Laskcy tecommended
that Alnsinith be placed on parole.,
Red Cross Inquires If
Aid Is Needed by Fire
Sufferers in Colon
The American Red Crots is making
Inquiry by cable to ascertain whether
outhlde aid foi tho lire sufferers in Colon
Is needed. C. A. McMvalne, chairman
of the Panama Chapter of the American
Red Cross, who Is at Balboa Heights,
bus lwen asked to advise officially on
the i lief situation.
On the Holland-American line steam
er R-ttcrd:n snlllng from New Yoil;
tooay tho Anitncan Red Crosa is send
tic twelve cases of donated- wr relief
Kill plies, weighing some 2.360 pounds, to
Ameii an Minister Henry van Dyke at
The Haunt, Holland.
Condemned for Assault,
Wants Early Death
ROYPTON, Va., May 1. Tom Coles,
lolorcd, pleaded guilty today before
JudKe 'William R, Rarksdale to an in
oictment charging criminal assault
nfialni-t a white girl, near Clarksville.
Judso Barksdalo pronounced sentence of
death and llxed tho tixeoution for Juno
4 in the State penitentiary at Richmond.
Coles seemed dazed for a moment. Ho
asked the court to niako an earlier dato
for tlic execution, but was informed that
June I was tho earliest under the law
that ho could pay the penalty for his
crime Coles, escorted by armed militia
men, will be taken back to Petersburg
and then sent to the penitentiary.
Only One Left
402 IB Street IsT. IE.
Open and Lighted
Until 9 P. M.
1314 ST N.W ' v7)h.AKD H STS.NJE.
HE FALLS IN CANAL
Policeman Loses Cap, Plate,
and Baton, and Said Fugi
tive in Darkness.
The cry reverberated under lit
Aqueduct brlcigo and awoke ths
startled echoes around the brewery
A drove of mules that had fur
nished motive power to bring a flct
of canal boats from Cumberland
tugged at their hnlters and threat
ened to stampede, whilo in the little
boat cabins children clung affrlght
rd to their mothers and bravo men
hrarec up their oozing courage with
fresh bites of "Helmsman's Twist.''
Tho cry had boon preceded by th
patter of running feet and a violent
splash in the quiet waleri of tho
cunal, that set tho long, low iraft
to tossing like cockle shells In a
storm. Many who heard It ate still
trembling at the recollection of that
tonso moment, but the mystery li
made clear on the police records In
the District Ilulldlna:, where tho fol
lowing entry was made today.
"9:35 p. m.. April 30. While In pur
suit of a colored man who was want
de for disorderly conduct, running
west on C O. canal tnvvpath be
tween Thlrty-thlld and Thlrty
fouith streets northwest. Private .1
S. Mathevvp, of preelnct No. 7, tripped
and fell ovcrboasd Into the canal,
causing him t" lose his cap and
cap plate, also baton. No harm oth
G. A. R. FUND PAY UP
Printing Committee Will Meet
Monday Morning to Ask Bids
From Advertising Men.
Col. Robert N. Harper, chairman of
the finance committee organized to raise
funds for the fiftieth annual encamp
ment of the Grand Army of the Repub
lie. received checks today from forty
MilcMbcrA As the donall )-. did net
fail due until toJ,i. Colonel Harper is
well pleased wl'h the prompt manner In
which contrlbjto.-s nro responding.
At U o'clock Monday morning the
printing committee will mect at the
Chamber of Comerce to ask bids from
advertising men for tho position of so
licitor for the program and booklet
which will be Issued in connection with
Clip for Glasses
Crooked, wabbly, loose
ecrow glasses cannot stvo
ou decent service. They
are trying on the temper and
worse for tho eyes.
Come In and try on a pair
of glasses iitted with the
Eulkerson Clip guaranteed
to hold glasses firm .and
straight without severely
pinching the ncse. They are
quickly adjustable to the
glajsscA you wcur. f
GlOHitcn nn Low as $1.1)0.
1407 F Street N. W.
Opposite Willard Hotel.
Corner Tth and li St. S. W.
Telephone .Mnln -1180-1187
Jnt one of the vpoclally eooJ UilngB
this sioie can uppl '
4 Graduate Pharmacists
What the pli)s!cian orders we have.
What we have. nu pet What sou si
han been first conip-iunrteil larefully, then
rechoeked THKKi: TJMErf to Insure accu
Fine location, very conven
ient to Union Station, Capitol,
Library, New Postofllce, Sen
ate and House Office Build
ings. Six big rooms, tile bath, hot
water heat, electric lights, con
crete cellar, laundry and serv- t
ant's toilet. Double porches.
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