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Fair and Colder Tonight
(Full Report on Pago Two.)
WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 21, 1016.
PRICE ONE CENT.
BIG REAL TEST OF
No Let Up in Campaigns on
Somme, in Greece, and in
BIG GUNS MAY BE SURPRISE
Effect of Heavy Artillery Fire
on Frozen Trenches Is Un
Three offenalvea are now at tho
height of their pressure as tho Eu
ropean conflict enters Us (third win
ter. For the first time since the war
began the military situation suggests
a continuation of active fighting
through the zero months.
The Anglo-French offenslvo along
the Somme and the Ancre; tho allied
advance along the Greek frontier, and
the Teuton movements In Roumania
all contain possibilities of winter sur
prises. The principal unknown prob
lem that the winter may solve Is the
effect of Intcnso artillery fire when
concentrated upon the frozen
Winter the Real Teat.
Since the start of the conflict there
has been no effort to test tho ability
of either 'aide to withstand an In
exhaustible trench bombardment
under tho conditions of semi-numbness
which winter enforces upon the
Hitherto, trench fighting has slack-1
ened largely Into a winter draw, with
the factories in the allied countries
turning out munitions for spring
operations. Now. the test has come
which will show whether winter, un
der conditions of extreme military oc
tlvlty. Is tho better trench ally for de
fensive or offensive operations.
The beginning of the cojd weather
sees tho allies better situated nlon
the western front because they have
established strong artillery positions
on hlirh ground for shell blasting
operations against the frozen lines.
Hitherto it has been, up-hill righting
for the Anglo-French armies. During
the winter they will havo more down
Allies' Advantage In Greece,
. Along the Greek ' frontier tho ad
vantage also rests with the allies, be
cause their lines of overland com
munications are much shorter than
the German-Bulgarian llne,s. This
fact Is capable of very effective use
whon winter storms begin to Inter
fere with the smooth movement of
supplies to the front.
In Roumania the advantage is with
the Teutons because the Roumanians
ran obtain guns and ammunition only
from Russia, where the supply Is not
sufficient to equip properly the Rus
The war's third winter may be a
supremo tost, not only for tho fight
ing powo- of tho belligerents, but of
the staying power of their non-combatant
populations ns well.
This is the reason why Great Brit
ain, Franco, Russia, and Germany are
now putting into effect new systems
for conserving food supplies and In
dustrial power. The belligerents
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HUGHES HOME HERE
OFFERED FOR SALE
Justice's 16th Street Residence
Also Listed for Rent.
Justice Charles Evans Hughes, Re
publican Presidential nominee, has
placed his home, 2100 Sixteenth street
northwest, on the for sale or rent
list of a local roalty Arm.
The house, built by Justice Hughes
in 1011, the year following his ap
pointment to the Supreme Court, con
tains twenty rooms and five baths,
Tho agents were authorized about
one week ago to place the house on
the market, and negotiations, accord
ing to reports, are now pending for
The Thomas J. Fisher Company,
Inc., is handling the property.
IS CANADA'S DEMAND
Dominion Premier Declares Noth
ing Else is Acceptable.
NEW YORK, Nov. 21 Only a peace
that Is conclusive in gaining the ends
of the allies will be acceptablo to Can
ada, the dominion premier, Sir Robert,
Borden, declared In a speech to the
Canadian Club here.
He said that Canada, having sacri
ficed her men and monoy, is In the
war to tho same end that prompted
her entrance on August 4, 1014.
"I am proud of the part that Canada
has played In tho war," the premier
said, "It wan due to the fact that her
sons stood In tTie way that Calais was
Impressing upon his hearers the
feeling of Canada toward ultimate
peace, the premier said:
"While we all pray for peace and
hope that it will not be long deferred,
fio long. as we In Canada have a voice
there will be no trace, nor an Inconclu
City Mines and Sells
Coal, Cutting Cost $3.25
TERRE HAUTE, Ind Nov. 21.
The. city of Terra Haute, through
Mayor Qossom, entered the retail
coal business today and greatly re
duced the cost to the consumer.
Residents of the city, through the
, municipal market, were able to buy
Indiana coal at $2,78 a ton. Dealers
were asking $0 a ton for same grade
of coal. Mayor Qossom has tensed a
mine and hired 'J00 teams to haul the
coal to the city. .
Street Car Head To
Fly Over City Today
In Bleakley's Plane
Copyright by Uarrli-Ewln.
CONGRESSMAN-ELECT 0. D.
Of Franklin. Pa.
ASKS PLAIN FUNERAL
Authoress in Will Requests
There Be No Eulogy Nor
The request that her funeral bo "as
almplo as decency will permit; that no
eulogy bo pronounced over me.and.L!S, J,n t" ? come, the term rA'al5urat'on ' ,Won tw8SR. next
thaThoTnEg?abhy" of me bo nub-Tvc Tleff wlU something morTj?ar wl" 'named by Vonco Mc
..shed." I, mfdo In tho will ol A"" ?'? t. both .&! Democratic na-
Elliot Seawell. tho authoress, flled for
probato today by Attorney William
Tho will names Mr. Dennis executor
and trustee. It was written Fcbrunry
10, 1915, nnd changed In minor details
by erasures early this year. Miss Sea
well died at her home, 17G7 P street
northwest, November 15 last.
Gifts of 11,500 each nro mado to
William Henry Dennis, Georgo Aug
ustine Washington, of New York city,
Margery Pepperell Hlbbs. of Wash
ington, nnd Carol DuDols Cosby, of
Brookllne, Mass, god-daughters of tho
testatrix, and Sarah M. Oemmlll, of
Philadelphia. Tho gifts to Mr. Den
nis and Miss Gcmmlll nro In recogni
tion of kindnesses to the deceased.
The sum of $3,000 Is to bo set aside
for tho education of John Tyler Sea
woll, of Newport News, Va son of a
half-nephew of Miss Seawell, and
11,000 Is left to Victor F. a. Seawell,
of San Francisco.
Annuities Left nelntlvrs.
An annuity, "enough to inalco com
fortable" is directed to bo paid to a
half-sister, Maria Louisa Seawell, of
Gloucester county, Va., and an an
nity of $300 Is left to a cousin, Ellen
Seawell, of Norfolk, Vn. Tho sum of
1500 each Is left to Marian L. Kllby.
secretary to Miss Seawell from ll0'J
to 1013, and to Mary E, Stubbs, a
"faithful friend and servant." Pro
vision also Is mado to glvo this lega
tee black dresses of tho deceased "to
enable her to wear mourning for mo
If sho desires." Tho sum of ?250 Is
left to Catherine Keban, a dressmak
er. The executor Is directed to uso his
Judgment In "suitably rewarding all
servants and secretaries."
Portraits of Charlotte Cnrday are
left to Nellie and Isabel Scdgley, of
Washington, frlonds of tho deceased,
and personal effects are left to Ellle
Seawell, of Norfolk. Charlotte J. Den
nis, of the Patent Office, a friend, und
Sara M. Gcmmlll.
Slaters of Charity Ilrneflt.
Aftor all the bequests aro paid tho
balance of tho estate Is to go to tho
Sisters of Charity of tho Roman Cath
olic Church of Virginia, to bo expend
ed as a memorial to Henrietta Seawell
and Frances Elizabeth Seawell, sister
and mother of tho testatrix, with the
provision that the certain relics ,f tho
deceased bo preserved, and that the
prayers of the sisters be offered In be
half of the three Seawalls and Henry
Greenway Kemp, a cousin of tho ten
tatrlx. Tho executor Is directed to confer
wtlh Daniel Frohman, of No.v Y rk
city, as to tho dlsposul of any plays
or dramatic rights left by tho de
ceased. Americans in Palestine
To Be Allowed to Leave
American citizens In Palestine,
mostly Hebrows, will bo allowed to
leave the country for tho United
States, according to a Stato Depart
ment agroement with tho Turkish
government. It was announced today.
Despite the npparanolty favorable
attitude of Turkey, tho, dopartmont
has had great difficulty In arranging
the necessary details,
Another strong note has been sent,
requesting quick action.
Leader Dead at St. Paul
v , -
8T PAUL, Nov. 21, C. A. Congdon,
Minnesota member of the Republican
national committee, died ot his St.
Paul Hotel apartment today. Heart
disease caused his death.
Clarence W. King to Take Ride
in First Winged Legislator's
TWO ARE SCHOOL FRIENDS
Test to Be Made This After
noon to Prove Efficiency of
At 2:30 o'clock this afternoon Clarence
W. King, president of the Washington
Railway and Electric Company, will be
higher than he has ever been before
In his life.
He will be about 4,000 feet In the air.
Tho aeroplnno which brought Con-gressmnn-elcct
O. D. Weakley from
Philadelphia to Washington yesterday
afternoon will have Mr. King as pas
senger. It will bo driven by Sergeant
Ocker, of tho flying corps of tho army,
who drove tho plane here
The purpdso of the night will be to
demonstrate to Mr. King tho beauty of
a new stabilizer as a means of making
safo and comfortable aeroplanes popu
lar. Went to School Together.
Mr. King and tho new Congressman
elect aro old friends, having gone to the
same Pennsylvania school together some
thirty years ago. But this morning was
tho first time they hnd seen each other
for that length of time.
As soon as they tnejt, however, remi
niscences of school days together be
gan to come, nnd In short order they
wcro on the old basis of boon compan
The piano will go up from the Fort
Myer aviation grounds at 2:30 o'clock.
It Is likely that two nights will bo
mado In the afternoon. Mr. Dlcakley
Intends to make another night him
self. If he can make proper time ar
rangements. Flight Over Washington.
The nights, which will start from
Fort Myer, will bo over Washington,
and the passengers will get nn en
tirely new view of the Nation's Capl
Congressman-elect and the president
or the street car company.
in une wav at least Ho will be the
best etiulnned ConcrreH.mnn In k.
next session to look after tho District
of Columbia," a prominent Washing.
tonlan stated about Mr. llleakley this
inornmcr. "Ho win )mv v..h ,..
of tho District that no other Con.
gressman has over had."
President Wilson today was invited
to toke a trip In tho air by Mr. llleak
ley. Dlcakley promised the President
ho wouldn't take jilm above the three
"It was a nno rldo. I'd do It again
In tho same circumstances. Wo did
It to prove that Heroplanes ore us
safo ns automobiles."
This was tho declaration of Mr.
"I am feeling line this morning," he
contlnuo. "I was not uncomfortably
cold. ., though we were up in the
air iuur or five thousand feet most
of tho time. Tho only trouble was
that I had forgotten to stun any cot
ton In my ears when starting, and so
the nolso or the cngino was a lltMe
"I will mnko the prediction th.it
aeros will soon at just as acommon as
automobiles and they will be far
loss dangerous. Ana this time will
not bo very long away,"
After reaching Washington tho ma
chine circled tho Washington Monu
ment to show what It could do.
Throng Watches Dlplane.
A largo throng of spectators was as
sembled thero watching It, After a
minute on tho ground at Potomac Park
the "bird" rose again, wheeled about
tho Monument a time or so. and dart
ed off for tho southern ahoro of the
Potomac. In tho cloud niled sky,
tinted with tho colors of tho dying
sun. It gradually became a mere mov
ing, diminishing speck, and disap
peared entirely from view at 6:27.
Tho 'plane und Its driver had gone
to the Fort Myer aviation grounds,
and there descended to make them
selves comfortable for tho night.
Mr. llleakley, who Is sixty years
old, went to a Washington hotol al
most Immediately upon getting here.
TO LIVE 14 DAYJFON
JUST FORTY CENTS
Chicago City Employes Ready for
CHICAGO, Nov. 21. Final prepara
tions aro under way today for the
City's Diet Experiment of two weeks,
In which twelve employes of tho
Health Department will attempt to
live for fourteen days on 40 cents
worth of food each.
Tho meals aro to be prepared at
the School of Dosmestlc Arts and
Science, and the experiment will be.
gin tomorrow. Mrs. Lillian A. Kemp,
director of tho school, and Miss Anna
Johnson, dietician at tho Munlclnal
Tuberculosis Sanitarium, uro making
today a tour ot retail groceries In an
effort "to strike averaire nrlees."
Tho lowest prices will not be paid,
as tne iicuiwi wommissioner main
tains that fair and useful data can
not reBUlt from tho test unlesa nvor.
ago prices aro paid. Others who are
Interested with the Health Commis
sioner In the experiment aro Sol.
Westerneia, neaa or tne National Ice
tnll Grocers' Association: Marv v.
Conner and Mrs. Aldlne C. Coulter, of
tho Woman's City Club, and Mrs. N,
E. Badonoch, of the American School
of Jiome economics,.
Copper Sets New Mark.
NEW YORK, Nov. 21. Copper sold
at 35 cents a pound, a new high rec
ord price, today, and an advance of
Hi cents over mc record established
IN U-BOAT ATTACK
New German Note Admits Sub
But Repudiates Charge.
CLAIMS ALL PRECAUTIONS
Destruction of One Other Ship
Also Credited, But Action Is
BERLIN, Nov. SI. The German
government has handed a note to the
American embassy flatly denying It
has violated its submarine pledge -to
the United States.
The note was a reply to an Ameri
can communication relative to the
sinking of the British steamship Row-
anmoro and three other steamships
which were lost In September.
The German government admits that,
a suDmarine sanx the Kowanmore
but denies that lifeboats containing
survivors were flred upon. Tho reply
uci-mrcn iimi it was aue to precau
tions taken by the Germans tnat tho
men on the Rowanmoro owed their
Admission is made also that one of
tho remaining three steamships, the
Antwerpen, was sung by a subma
rine. It is denied that any of tho
principles of International law were
In respect to the other two steam
ers the German government says that
thpy were not sunk by a submarine.
In tho absence of Ambassador Ger
ard, tho note was received by John
Grew, secretary to tho embassy, and
It was prepared at once for transmis
sion to the State Department at Wash
ington. Mccormick to name
Democrats Think Decision Means
Choice of Colonel Harper.
The chairman of the inaugural com
mittee, who will have charge of the
coremonlos attendant upon the inau-
This was learned from an author
itative source at the White Hojso
today. Officials declined, however,
to say what effect tho decision would
have on the selection of the commit
Domocrats In Washington, for the
most part, professed to believe that
tho decision presages tho appointment
of Col. Robert N. Harper, who has
boon active In tho campaign here.
OF BIG COAL SUPPLY
Contractors Promise to Deliver 100
Upon assurances from the bonding
company representing tho contractors
that beginning tomorrow 100 tons of
coal will be shipped to the District
government daily for seven days and
after that 120 tons a day. tho Com
missioners today decided not to ac
cept the bids submitted yesterday
for 1,000 tons. Two bids were re
ceived, one at 8 a ton and one at
The latter bid was received after 2
o'clock, the time set for the opening
of tho proposals. Demand for de
liveries of coal were made upon M.
C. Hargrove, purchasing officer of
the District, by fifteen schools.
Mr, Hargrove immediately got In
touch with other schools which have
more than la required for their Im
mediate needs with a view of trans
ferring roal from one school to an
other. The buildings, he said, would
be supplied by night. Three car loads
of coal consigned to the District gov
ernment arrived yesterday. The Dis
trict Is using about 100 tons a day.
NEW BORDER PATROL
PLAN TO BE URGED
Wilson Expects Conferees to Ac
cept It Without Wrangling.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J Nov. 21.
A final plan for border patrol and
withdrawal of the American punitive
.force now In Mexico, backed by Presl
dent Wilson's approval, was to be
presented to tho Mexican members
of the American-Mexican commission
today, with the statement that, the
Administration at Washington expects
it to be accepted without further
wrangling. The plans are contingent
upon several concessions by General
Carranza, which have not yet been
It Is understood President Wilson
expects to put Into operation plans
of his own regarding bandit opera
tions In Mexico, unless the sugges
tions of the American commission are
From His Command
LONDON, Nov. 21. A wireless dis
patch from Bucharest today says it
is rumored In the Roumanian capital
that General von Falkenhayn has
been recalled from command of tho
German operations In Transylvania,
being replaced by Field Marshal von
Mackensen, who is now in Dobrudja.
In Mackenaen's place, tho dispatch
ays, it is reported that the Ger
mans will put General Ludendorff.
Blond Eskimos Vexed.
NEW YORK, Nov. 21,-The blond
Eskimos are peeved at Vilhjalmur Stcf
anson, their discoverer, because they
think he introduced them to Influenza,
the explorer wrote to a friend hero from
ANY BROTHERHOOD HEAD
W. S. Stone Tells A. F. of L. the
Nation Will Face Unfinished
Affiliation of Two Great Labor
Organizations May Follow
BALTIMOB.E, Nov. 21. "There's
going to be on eight-hour day on the
railroads or there's some unfinished
business before this country!"
In this manner today, Warren S.
Stone, head of tho Brotherhood of En
gineers, answered tho query, whether
the railroad brotherhoods will call a
strlko In tho event Injunctions being
sought by tho railroads of the country
succeed In tying up operation of tho
Adamson eight-hour law.
Speaking In responso to an enthusi
astic welcome given him and the
heads of tho three other railroad
brotherhoods by delegates to tho
American' Federation of Labor con
vention, he declared:
Will Watch Fight.
"Labor will watch from the side-
lines whllo the railroads fight their
His only explanation of this lat
ter was the sentence suggesting "un
Efforts to obtain from other broth
erhood leaders an expression of their
purpose In the matter were likewise
fruitless, notwithstanding President
Gompers" assertion, direct to the four
leaders on the platform with him:
"We expect the brotherhoods on
the first day of January to Inaugu
rate the eight-hour day."
Affiliation of tho brotherhoods with
the American Federation of Labor
within a short time seemed certain
ta tho conclusion of tho four leaders
visit to the convention.
May Join Federation.
Starting In with a guarded sugges
tion by Stone, tho first speaker, con
cerning question's of jurisdiction that
have prcvineil such an jftUiatlon. th
visitors steadily warmed to (he Idea
until at the conclusion of tho last
speech no delegate In the hall doubted
that the brotherhoods were coming
In, and President Gompers himself
"It Is a great comfort to hear you
say the tlmo Is not far distant when
tho four great brothei hoods will bo
part of the A. F. of L."
Tho brotherhood leaders declared
their belief that tho Adamson law
should hnvo Inhnr'n support notwith
standing, they said, that they had not
asked for It. With President Gomp
ers urging support for It and the
delegates today cheering mention of
President Wilson's namo on several
occasions. It appeared likely that ef
forts to ohtiiin repudiation of tho Ad
ministration's eight-hour legislation
Opposition to the law Is based en
tirely on tho theory that organized
labor should operate through Its own
organizations In such matters, and
not rely upon legislation,
"Wo didn't nk for the law,',' said
W. G. Lee, of tho trainmen, speaking
to the convention. "It Is not what wo
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DOCTOR OF DONATION
NEW CORNELL DEGREE
Schwab Gets One, Banker Baker
NEW YORK. Nov. 21. Some S00
Cornell alumni In the grand ball room
of tho Waldorf lost night chsered for
Charles M. Schwab, George C. Boldt,
MaJ. Gen. Leonard Wood and "Dan"
Reed, one of the football conches. Th
occasion was a "mobilization supper"
of alumni to launch a movement to
raise $100,000 a year for current cy
penses of tho university. Dan Reed
mado a speech, in which he said:
"The university Is so badly off for
funds thit there are Cornell Instruc
tors so badly paid they can't afford
three menls a day. Somo have to get
along with two and somo actually
can afford to eat only once a day
Why do they work? It's tho call to
tench they feel tho coll for personal
Mr. Schwab wasn't present, hut sent
a check. The alumni agreed ho ought
to have the degree of doctor of phllos-
?phv and "doctor of donations." Mr
loldt's "degreo" was voted as "dontoi
of loyalty," and George D. Rakor
whoso cheek was right on hand, also
got a "D. D."
have felt "quake"
Cleveland and Washington Seismo
graphs Register Disturbance.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 21. The
seismograph at St. Ignatius' College
hero registered an carthquako begin
ning at 1:24 this morning and con
tinuing until 213. Indications aro
that it was on the Pacific coast.
A very pronounced earth disturb
ance, reaching Its greatest intensltv
at 1:44 this morning, was recorded at
the Georgetown Observatory between
1:31 and 2:15 a. m, The estimated
distance of tho quake was 2,100 miles
President to Spend
Little Time in New York
The President will spend but little
time in New York City when he goes
thero Saturday to attend the Army-
He will arrlvo in New York shortly
after 1 o'clock In the afternoon, will
go direct to tne Polo Grounds, and
win return to wasmngton immeui
otely after tho game.
OVER SERIES OF
Three Citizens' Associations, Alarmed By
Many Hold-Ups and Burglaries, Take Up
Matter of Police Protection.
PRESENT FORCE CALLED TOO SMALL
Louis Lowe Tells Georgetown Organization
That Entire District Is Without Proper
Service; Method of Choosing Chief Hit.
A series of daring hold-ups and the number of burg
laries and robberies recently reported have aroused citizens
of Washington to a consideration of the problems involved
in the policing of Washington.
Three citizens' associations last night held serious and
frank discussions of the subject.
The Georgetown Citizens' Association was told by
Louis Lowe, Government attorney, that Georgetown and
the entire District are without adequate police protection.
FIRE IN STABLES AT
Blaze Breaks. Out as Afternoon
Throng Assembles for To
BOWIE IIACR TRACK, Md., Nov.
'Jl. Shortly after 12 o'clock today a
tiro broke out Inestables E and G ut '
tho Bowie raco track, and in less than
llfteen minutes both stables had been
burned to the ground and at least ten
horhes had been caught In tho flame.
In view of tho fact that a high
wind was blowing at tho time, tho
volunttm liremen that got together
quick)), went to work to save tho nd--lltlonal
stables, nnd after a struggle
checked the (lumen from spreading,
although Stable V had a narrow as
tapo from going down with the others.
Horse Kri-ently Purchased.
Of the horses that were killed two
of them were Corslcan and Yellow
stone owned by J. G. Wagnon. who
recently purchased Corslcan and Uold
crest Boy. The latter horse Is now
at the Plmllco track dangerously 111
and It Is not expected that hi will
E, 11. Garrison, tho wall known
trainer, Is said to have loitt Chfclsea
and Bottle's Baby. E. W. Moore. Glen-
dale, and Joyland nnd Paul Allies his
good horso King uox.
Upturn To l'Mnmi-M.
Joyland and rather Hlley were both
rescued from tho flames, but broke
away nnd ran back Into tho flames.
H. Ncustellcr caught Joyland and had
him twenty feet from tho stable
when tho horsu broko away from
und ran back to the stall, and the
same thing happened In the case 'of
Father Illley, who was rescued by a
stable bov hut who was not stronjj
enough to hold tho horso when ho be
came frightened. al
It Is more than likely that this list
will be Invreased when the round-up
made, us It Is known thnt there Is
at least ten horses still among tho
missing. One of the Htublo boys was
..adly burned about the arms.
PROTESTS OF WORLD
Continues Deporting Belgians De
spite Actions of Vatican.
LONDON, Nov. 21. Notwithstand
ing protests from America, Holland,
ind the Vatican, Gormany Is still de
porting Belgian workmen. Moreover
ho Is registering, presumably for
future deportation, all citizens of
Switzerland and tho Duchy of Luxem
burg who are residing In Belgium.
A statement from the London office
ot the Belgian department of Justice
made these assertions today.
"The doportatlon of Belgian subjects
continue without respite' tho state
ment asserted. "Tho council of alder
men at Brussels wero arrested be
cause they refused to communicate
lists of unemployed to the German
Deportations are proceeding In tho
province of Ilalnault and In Wells and
Flanders. Subjects of, the Duchy of
Luxemburg nnd also of Switzerland
residing in Belgium nro compelled to
register. A group of Luxomburgors
hava already baen, deported."
She Helps Burglar.
WILMETTE, III., Nov. 21. Miss
Helen Gemmort was quite accommo -
dating, 'ins Durgiar wno enterea ner
room found her awake. She gave him
a match when his flashlight failed
and showed him her Jewel case. He
BOWIE KILLS RACERS
At the Central Citizens.' Association
Bernard Rover attacked the political
system under which the head of tho
Police Department Is appointed to of
nee without regard to previous ex
perience In police wo-k. Tho nsso
elation adopted a resolution that no
part of the District's money bo ex
pended for a superintendent's salary,
unless he had served at least ten
years on tho force.
- Th East Washington Citizen' As
soclatlon also adopted resolutions de
claring that thero was an immediate
need for police In automobiles to cope
with tho crime situation here.
Calls It All Inadequate.
"Georgetown and tlio entire Dis
trict aro without adequate pallet pro
"There have been times, and not
bo Infrequent, when but one patrol
inun was on duty in Georgetown, and
frequent occasions when there were
These declarations were made bv
-Louis Lowe, Government attorney in
urging action by the Georgetown
Citizens' Association last night look
ing to a numerically stronger Police
Mr. Lowe declared he had con
ferred with police officials and with
precinct captains, and, to his sur
price, bad discovered Just how poorly
tho city is patrolled.
The speaker cited three recent hold
ups as sufficient Illustration of tho
necessity for better police protec
tion, and urged tho association to
move to secure It, not only for
Georgetown, but for the DlstrloL
On his motion the entire matter
was placed In tho hands of the legis
lative committee of the association.
"Just Imagine," said Mr. Lowe, to
drlvo his point home, "ono policeman
endeavoring to patrol a boat that
covered all of tho Georgetown pre
cinct, from Hock Creek to tho District
line. It would take nioro than a day
to cover Its circumference.
"Then there are frequent occasions
whon there aro but two men on patrol
duiy, one covers a be(it fiom Rock
Creek to Wisconsin avenue, and tho
other from Wisconsin' avenue to tho
District line. Both beats extend north
from the river to tho Tenleytown sub
station. "This situation," continued Mr.
Lowe, "docs not apply to Georgetown
alone, nnd It In not the fuult of our
officials Frequent efforts to secure
a needed Increase in forco havo boon
futile, and I propose that wo untto
bohind such nn effort now.
Only One Mun Left.
"I was told by tho captain f the
Sixth product recently that when a
train of visitors came to Washing
ton, and it was necessary to have an
extra detail at Union Station, but ono
bicycle or traffic man wab left to
cover tho entire hlxth precinct, which
Is In the downtown section of tho
city. Eventually this man hud to be
sent to the station, leaving the terri
Mr. Lowo then cites the three re
cent hold-ups and robbery of women,
and declared then he had saved in
sult to two young women on the
streets of Georgotown not many
Denial by Pullman,
Vigorous exception was taken to
day by Major Pullman to statements
mado by Lowe before tho George
town Association, that thero have
been occasions frequently of Jate
whon not more than one or two pa
trolmen were on duty in Georgetown.
Admitting that the police force Is
far too small for the adequate pro
tection of a city the size of Washing
ton, Major Pujlman nevertheless In
sisted that "Irresponsible" assertions
of the kind which he says wero made
by Mr. Lowe are colculated not only
lo iau io convince oongress ot inns'
needs of a larger force, but actuaUx
1 to do harm by persuading crook that
Washington oners an easy fiold for
their activities. '
"As a matter of fact," said Major
Pullman, there Is never a time 'when
tbtre are less than six or sqvaa men