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THF WASHINGTON TIMES: TUESDAY: NOVEMBER ft; 19ffi
on duly In the city emotion of Oconto
tcwn, and during the "swim; poilocl,"
titlw cn 0 p. tn. and 2 n. m., thoro oro
m many aa eleven and tuolvo.
Men an Hurl
'Hero arc aro the nv.Mml llgtirev
In the shift between 4 p. m. and mid
night there are on duty In the city
section of Georgetown four patrol
men on foot, ono bicycle patrolman,
one man on fixed post duty, at the
Aqueduct bridge, ono crossing man at
"Wisconsin avenue and M street, and
ono crossing man at Wisconsin and
Dumbarton. In addition theru In a
sergeant, who Is on tho street all the
time; a lieutenant, who patrols a part
of tho time, and ancmorgency man
at the station house. In the country
section In the samo period thero nrn
ono sergeant, on horseman, ono mo
torcyclo man, nnd men on nxed posts
at Cteveland Park. Woodlcy I'urk,
Tenlrytown, and Chevy Chase.
"From midnight on there aro In tho
city section live patrolmen on foot,
one man on fixed post duty ut the
Acqueduct bridge, ono sergeant and
one emergoncy man, and In Uia coun
try section thero arc ono acllng ser
seant on horseback, ono horso mount
ed private, one motor-cycle man and
one on flxed duty at Cleveland Park
rive Patrolmen More.
"Between tho hours of (1 p. m. one
2 p. m., when tho swing period Is on
there must bo added to those already
specified, five patrolmen on foot In the
city section. ,
"Undoubtedly the District needs a
larger police force. At present It has
only 715 officers and men for a city
with a population of 300,000. With un
area of seventy square miles to patrol,
and with extraordinary duties Im
posed on tho police by reason of tho
fact that this Is tho capital of the na
tion, Washington Is the only city In
tho country that has decreased Its po
lice forco as Its population has In
creased. We actually have three lesH
man than we had ten years ago. and
twenty less than wo had In 1012.
"These facts stand out of tliein
solves, and cannot bo Improved upon
for argument' Buko by Irresponsible
HEART DISEASE KILLS
BRIDEGROOM OF DAY
WILMINGTON. Del., Nov. 21. Mar
ried but one day, Woolslcy M. Scottcn,
formerly of Dover, but recently of Ms
mere, tiled suddenly last night at the
homo of his sister, Mrs. Thomas Dixon.
lest than half un hour after his arrival
Scoltcn was married to Miss Lenora
Fordc, Cheswold, In Dover Haturday
evening, and tho following day tho new
ly married couple took an automobile
rldo through Kent county visiting
relatlva and friends beforo coming to
Mrs. Dixon's home.
Scottcn's death was due to heart dis
ease. Life Extension Institute
To Organize New Branch
NEW YOIUC. Nov 21.- Dr. Eugene
Lyman Flsk started for Chicago to
day to te.irh the folks who made
corned beef famous how to cat. live,
and enjov themselves.
Dr. Flsk Is going particularly to or
ganize a Chicago branch of the Life
Extension Institute, a phllanthroulcal
organization in which former Presi
dent Tuft Is Interested- Temporary
headquarters of tho organization will
be at the La Salle Hotel.
Dr. Flsk said the organization In
Now York already has lengothened
tho lives 'of ,30,000 persons.
WANTS P CEO
IN AS POLICE CHIEF
Central Citizens' Association
Would Prohibit Service Ex
cept After Ten Years.
THE LAtEST HOLD UP
Miss Mary Shumate Tells Offi
cers. How Colored Man Trip
ped and Robbed Her.
"Resolved, That no District
money should bo appropriated for
tho salary of a superintendent of
pollco who has not served ttn
years as a policeman."
This Is the gist of a motion passed
Inst night by the Central Citizens' As
sorlutlon after a lengthy and at, times
sturtllngly frank discussion of the po
llco situation In Washington.
Tho matter was brought up by Ber-1
nnrd Hover, who stated that the chief
of pollco should be a mnn of practical
Wmit Practlcnl Mnn.
Mr. Hover In a speech demanded
that the supcrlntendency of police bo
taken from tho pcrogatlvcs of politicians
und be made a reward for faithful scr
vlco In tho department, rather than a
"Tho only man who really knows
tho dotallB of tho workings of tho Po
lice Dopurtment," he said, "Is tho pa
trolman. As It stands, thero Is no In
centive for tho private to work.
"True, he may rise to bo a llouton
ant, or possibly a captain, but there
he stops. That Is the limit of Ills
"For tho good of tho service, wo
nluiiiM havo a practical policeman at
tin- head of our department for tho
protection of our families."
Take Up Sunday Work.
Action wan takdn opposing Sunday
work of street cleaners. It was as
cri'tod that In some section of the
city "white wlngB" were obliged to
work on tho Sabbath. Asldu from the
moral standpoint. It was pointed out
that efficiency domandc a day of rest.
Tho matter Is to be referred to the
Federation of Citizens' Associations.
Sanitary conditions In the neigh
borhood were discussed, and s'.-ver.il
recommendations for tho condemna
tion of various alleged Insanitary
swimming pool is
' Wanted by takoma
Citizens' Association Indorses Plan
'JITNEY POLICE FORCE'
Tclis East Washington Citizens
Machines Would Help.
THE WEATHER REPORT.
Forecast for District of Columbia
and Maryland Fair tonight nnd prob
ably tomorrow; colder tonight, with
temperature near freezing: west and
For Virginia Fair tonight and
probably tomorrow: somewhat colder
In east and central portions tonight;
fresh, strong, northeust winds.
(U. S. liureau.)
8 a. m .".!)
9 a. in no
10 a. in -10
11 a. m nn
IS noon . . . , -II
1 p. m -i:i
(U. 8. Coast and (leodotlo Survey.)
High tides.... 1:12 a.m., height 1M
1:41 p.m.. height 2..
Low thin 10:54 a. in., height O.'J.
U:2S p. in., height 0.1.
SUN" ANMOON TA11I.B.
Bun rose U:!i." ' Sun nets 4:51
Moon rises 2:.ri". a. m.
Moon acts 2:14 p. m
Light automobile lamps at 5:21 p.m.
The "Jitney copper," who dashes
hither mid thlthor preserving the
peace and safeguarding the beleag
tired citizens In a honking auto. Is
likely to be a part of the force over
which Major Raymond W. Pullman
oxerclses command, If the su
tlons of Charles M. Emmons, o
East Washington Citizens' Assocla
tlon bear fruit.
The fact that a copper Is "never
there" when he Is wanted. Inspired
Mr. Emmons 'to propose the mount
ing of the policemen In automobiles tn
the membership of the East Wash
ington Citizens' Association at Its
mectinc last nicht.
Mr. Emmons stated that he was re
cently severely Injured by an explo
sion neur his home, and that It was
u long time before policemen ar
rived on tho scene of tho explosion to
offer their services.
The blame was not placed on the
policemen ho much as on the big ter
rltoiy each officer Is supposed to
cover and the Impossibility of being
at all sections of his "be.it" at once.
Mr. Emmons believes that If a cer
tain number of policemen are equip
ped with automobiles with which to
patrol beats there might be an officer
on hand when he Is wanted or within
n reasonably short time after the
occasion for his presence has arUen.
The matter Is to be taken up with
the chief of police by the East Wash
Tho pollco today are Investigating
th report made by Miss Mary Shu
mate, nineteen years old, that she
had been attacked and robbed about
9 o'clock last night at Sixth and O
Miss Shumate could furnish the au
thprltles with, only a meager descrip
tion of her assailant, stating that ho
was a burly colored man. very dark,
and that she probably could not Iden
tify him If he were brought before
her. No one else witnessed tho hold
up, which Miss Shumate says occur
red In n falrlv well lighted spot near
tho Intersection of the two streets.
Wna Not Hurt.
The young woman was not hurt by
tho man, who, she says, ran up and
threw his foot out and tripped her.
Tho money which sho had In tho
Kurse, which sho gripped In her right
and, had been given lier .early In tho
day by her father to purchase a suit
of clothes. She had been to the stores
In tho shopping district, and had fail
ed to find anything In suitings to her
liking. She reported so to her father
when she returned home for dinner,
and after tho meal went to visit
friends In O street, around the cor
ner from her homo.
Took Middle of Street.
"Mary told the friends from whoso
house sho was returning when the
hold-up and robbery occurred that
sho would walk in the middle of the
street on her way home, and, there
fore, would not be scared," said
George Shumate, father of the young
woman, who la the proprietor of a
dairy at the F street address.
"Her friends had told her that sho
had better walk home through
Seventh street, which Is much bet
ter lignted man sixm street, dui
she refused to do so saying that the
Sixth street route was nearer.
Slan Tripped Her.
She says that the man ran up In
front of her as she approached Sixth
street and tripped her. She fell for
ward, and says she felt the man run
his hand tinder her and grab her
purse, v4ilch she carried strapped on
her hand. She says she was so fright
ened when the man leaned over her,
thinking that he waa going to pick
her -up and carry her away, that she
could not scream.
"A second after he had taken the
purse, however, the man grabbed at
her diamond ring and attempted to
pull It off. The ring fits her nnger
very tightly and would not come off.
T wn thh niln .miaart In flirt mnn'i
f ? ' attempt to get tho ring the caused
M10 I her to scream, she says."
Mr. Hiiumaie ataiea mat nis aaugn
ter things she saw the man run
through nearby alley. Within a
half hour after the affair occurred
Miss Shumate had recited her experi
ence to the police, and scores of mem
bers of the Fourth precinct, In which
the crime occurred were scouring tho
vicinity for traces of the robber.
Captain and Crew of
Torpedoed Steamer Safe
LONDON. Nov. 21. A Lloyd's dis
patch states that tho captain and part
of the crew of the Norwegian steamer
Finn, victim of a aubmarlne, has been
There are two Norwegian steomerB
nmnpfl Finn listed In Lloyd's register.
One Is of 3.R00 tons, the other of 2.10
tons. The larger Is registered at Ber
dorsed by the Takoma Park Citizens'
Association last night at ono or the
largest meotlngn in the history of
An Appropriation 6f 110.000 Is avail
able for the establishment of such
pools throughout the District, and
the project for the Takoma pool. has
the backing of the Takoma Park Civic
Study Club and the Federation of
Women's Clubs of tho District.
The rnnnliitlnn In favor of the loca
tion of the pool nt Takoma Park was
presented by J. Bond Smith.
One site which Is being considered
Is on Aspen street, between Sixth
and Seventh, which will serve
CARDS ON SALE TO
Christmas Greetings to Be Sold
Daily Until December 25, to
only Takoma Park, but residents of
Brlghtwood and Pot worth, to which
communities the pool would bo read
The resolution Indorsing the nrojeot
will be forwarded to tho District
Commissioners. Petitions In favor of
It havo beun signed by many residents
of Takoma Park, and will bo forward
ed to the Commissioners at the same
11. L. Thornton, chairman of the
commltteo on strots nnd walks, re
ported that tho District authorities
view with favor tho widening of Dlalr
road and Plney Branch road to elimi
nate the possibility of Injury to pupils
or the Takoma Park School, who ara
compelled to traverse thoso thor
oughfares on their way to school. Tho
District authorities recently visited
Takoma Park to look over conditions
at tho Invitation of Mr. Thornton.
At tho close of the meeting Prof.
Louis D. Bliss, president of the Bliss
Eloctrlcal School, gave an interesting
talk on electricity.
ELECTS NEW HEAD
In order to raise funds for tho
maintenance of the work carried on
by the Bruen Home, In Georgetown.
r I ,'"" --.. o UVIIIR null III
noii wasningion today oy women con
Gives Away Apples,
Also Hot Apple Pies
SPOKANE. Wnsh.. Nov. 21. One
hundred thousand apples are being
plven away today to visitors at the
ninth nutlou.il apple show. Tho exhibit
lasts a week.
HakerK In white coats and caps, stand
ing at tho entrance to the auditorium,
handed every visitor a steaming hot
apple pie as he stepped Inside. Tho ex
hibit ovens huvo a capacity of 10.000
pies n day.
John D. Dodges Milk Cost;
Takes Cows to Lakewood
LAKEWOOD. N. J., Nov. 21.
Dairymen who had visions of large
milk and cream sales because of the
arrival of John D. Rockefeller at his
estate were disappointed today when
they learned that he Is bringing his
own herd of selected cows with him.
Tho Rockefeller cows were placed
In motor vans at Pocantlco Hilts last
night and made comfortable for the
trip to Lakewood.
The salo, is
B. A. Bowles Named to Succeed
John Hadley Doyle.
B. A. Bowles was elected president of
tho Georgetown Association at tho meet
ing last night In Potomac Saving Bank
Hall. Ho succeeded John Hadley Doyle,
Who had served two terms. It Is the
custom to confine continuous service
to that length of time. Or. II. Janney
Nichols was elected first vlco president,
succeeding Mr. Bowles, and P. Albert
Stabler was elected second vice presi
dent George W. Offutt, Jr., was elected
secretary, and William M. Dougal was
On motion of Frank P. Lectch. tho
association voted unanimously to work
and co-oocrato In every possible way
with other civic bodies to secure the
repeal of the Borland amendment at
the comlntr session of Congress. Mr.
Lectch cited the hardships this amend
ment put upon citizens nnd declared the
Commissioners were opposed to It.
On motion of E. A. Boegcr. tho com
mittee on education was Instructed to
Investigate and report to the associa
tion upon the advisability of ponslous
for public school teachers of tho Dis
trict. Mr. Boeger reviewed the cum
tnlgn by teachers for pensions, and
said that some civic organizations
Frank P. Leetch reported to the as
sociation after conference with tho
District heads that the Georgetown
engine company was certain to get
motor apparatus within a year.
On motion of Dr. H. E. Ames the as
sociation Indorsed tho paper-saving
An appropriation of f 25 for the work
of the Georgetown library nnd story
telling center was made. Tho center
submitted a report on Its work for the
year. In entertaining and furnishing
proper reading for the children.
After some discussion a suggestion
that the association reconsider the
advisability of Joining the Federation
of Citizens' Associations was dropped.
Kills Wildcat Making a
Raid on His Chicken Coop
rHILIPSBUHG. Pa., Nov. 21. With
a shot from a rifle Calvin Bell, of
Morris township, Clearflcld county,
ended flic career of a chicken thief.
Boll was eating dinner, and, hearing
tho chickens squawking, seized his
gun and entered the coon.
He found a big wildcat chasing tho
clilcKcnH. une snot at close range
killed the cat. .The pelt and bounty
will bring him JR.
nccted with the home.
Is stated, will cotit'nuo
The Bruen Home w'-a founded n
1800 In a house on Ninth, near M
street. Tho work was tha care of
llttlo children, either those of parents
who were able to pay a small amount
for their care, or else the half or
phans whose parent was at work! or
for children wholly destltuto of par
.Home la In O Street.
The homo Is now located at 3300 O
'Htreet northwest. No children are
admitted free of charge. If there Is
any one to whom they may look for
support. Many, It is stated, come
from well-to-do families, where mis
fortune or sickness has made a
refuge in tho home. Abandoned chil
dren In every state of physical condi
tion are cared for with the samo
attention given to more fortunate
Those of suitable age go to the
Public School, where, It Is said, they
always mako a good showing. Many
attend Sunday School.
Eat Three Times Dally.
There nro 1C0 children there today.
These children are fed three times
They are also clothed. This entails
a great deal of expense, and it Is In
order to raise the money for tho
work that tho Christmas cards are
The women are selling cards at
various places In the city. Some nro
stationed in banks, and others In de
partment stores and offlco buildings.
WOMEN'S & SHOES
I I Samnlcii nnd Seconds m
11 of Weil-Known Manufacturers I
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I SALE fc9 QC 1
I PRICE. ipi.UtJ H
1 Excellent Assortment of Styles and Sizes. H
1 Basement Shoe Store I
I PALAIS ROYAL B
I 1 A. USNER HOURS 9-6. Hth and G I
To Patron lei
oru In Art
VUlt tho Fourth
Floor Learn of
tho Club Plan.
ESTABLISHED 73 YEARS AGO
Announcing the Opening of
OUR NEW DEPARTMENT OF
JN planning this New Department we have recognized the fact
that designing the interiors of residences is an art in which
distinction can be attained only through an authoritative
knowledge of the highest decorative principles combined with wide
Therefore, we have spared no effort to complete an organiza
tion in which absolute confidence may be placed for the correct
solution of any problem in Decoratfon ana Furnishing, however
elaborate or simple the requirements may be.
In addition, we present advantages in the matter of selection
which are beyond the scope of any other concern in America.
Our stocks of furnishings, such as
DRAPERIES, FLOOR COVERINGS AND FURNITURE,
aro unequaled in variety and decorative excellence, while our
prices are uniformly reasonable.
Inquiries are invited from those contemplating the furnishing
and decoration of either a single room or an entire house. If
'ledred, our representative will call, and sketches and estimates
will be submitted.
1508 H Street RW
ASK FOR and GET
' THE ORIGINAL
CbMP ubctituUs cost YOU Mm price
F, A. Speare Sons
1208 H st. n. w.
New Building, Everything Modern
Phone Main 108
Almus R. Speare Willis B. Speare
Dry Martini Dronx
$1.10 the bottle
TO-KALON CO., INC.,
1403 F St. N. W.,
l'hone Main 00N
At Last Year's Prices
908 7th St. N. W.
A Three Day. Sale
Late purchases with many .Suits included
from regular stock assure a selection from an
unusually fine variety, offered at an unusual
discount for .three days, beginning tomorrow
Offered in four lots see details below
and please respond promptly because good,
better, and best values are included.
Go to third floor parlors.
Lot No. 1
Values to $25.00
Suits only for petite women and misses
in this lot:
Plain tailored and Norfolk effects,
some velvet trimmed.
Suits regularly sold at $517.50, $22.50.
Some few arc $25.00 values all included
at $12.98 for choice.
Palais Royal Third FloorT
Lot No. 2
Values to $35.00
The mosf popular Suits of the season
are included in this lot:
Suits that have been selling at $25.00,
$29.50, $32.50 and up to $35.00 are in
cluded at $18.98 for choice; velvet,
broadcloth, Po.iret twill, wool velour, pop
lin, serge and gabardine suits.
Palais Royal Third Floor.
Lot No. 3
Values to $50.00
Mostly 'one of a kind $40.00, $45.00
and $50.00 Suits in this lot: $
Richly fur trimmed with mole, beaver,
Hudson seal and coney. Nearly all the
long lengths; belted effects, flaring from
the waist; noems in blue, brown, green,
Burgundy and gray.
Palais Royal Third Floor.
Lot No. 4
A few high grade samples of Suits
marked at various prices from $75.00 to
$150.00. To be $37.50 to S 75.00.
Each an exclusive style, of fine English
wool velours, broadchths, chiffon velvet;
all trimmed with rich furs.
Palais Royal Third rloor C Elevators.
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