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TFTE WASHINGTON TBIES; SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21; 1918.
BRITISH ADVANCE FOE TERRORIZED
MAIL W. S. S. TALLY
How to Get to the Golf Course on a Gasless Sunday By Briggs
. 200.000 GERMANS
TAKEN IN 2 MONTHS
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AS YANKS ADVANC
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Suns. Great numbers of prisoner
have been taken and more suns. The
Serb population welcomes deliver
ance from Bulbar domination.
who had been impressed In the Bul
Ear army are deserting."
U. S. CAMJNROUT
HUNS PLACING GUNS
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY ON
THE LORRAINE FRONT. Sept. n (10
a, m.). A hundred Germans, led by
two officers, debouched from Dompvl-
touz last night and attempted to cm-
place sis heavy machine guns and two
light guns near the Americans' ad
vanced lines, but our batteries blew up
the post and scattered the enemy.
American patrols captured two heavy
machine guns from the Germans.
A German patrol reconnoiterlng nea
"TOcey and Fay-en-Haye encountered
an American force and two of the Ger
mans were captured.
ALLIES BATTER AT
By WILLIAM PHILir SIMMS,
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
PARIS, Sept. 21. The most stub
born fighting seen in weeks is taking-place
In the regions of Cambrai,
St. Quentln, and Solssons, where the
armies of Generals Byng, Rawlinson,
Debeney and Mangln aro battering
against the very gates of Germany.
With a desperation bordering on
panic. Crown Prince Kupprecht, Gen
eral von Boehm and the German
crown prince are throwing troops In
to the melee with orders to hold or
die, retake or be killed.
Field Marshal von-HIndenburg real
izes the menace to his far-flung fort
ress, behind which lies the Hun fron
tier, and Is thus attacking. The al
lies are meeting the attack from the
Prussians in mldfleld, in some of the
wildest, fiercest grapples of the war.
One big fact stands out In this
.fighting the bodies are not yet
licked. For weeks the general tone
oT war stories has been that the Huns
haven't any more fight in them. But
if -'you want to make any regular
fighting man mad, be he American.
British, or French, Just Intimate that
hl lob is easy and that the war is
now over. He knows Germany can
be licked finally, bat, he readily ad
mits that much hard scrapping is
certain before the knockout.
He insists that the mushy stories ' House propose to fight for an exten
.to the contrary are nelplncthe boche. f slon of the time for national prohibits,-points
out that the, Huns have j Hon from July 1, 1919, as provided for
shfrrtened-tteir line .treaty miles byto the Senate amendment, to Decern-
only 114 German divisions are hold
lag the line now as compared with
the 140 needed before Marshal Foch's
Fee Has Reserves.
Then the Germans had only thirty
ve divisions in reserve and thirty
three resting; or refitting. Now they
bare thirteen in reserve and.seventy
eat resting or refitting, and three
weeks Is considered ample time to re
sK'tznless something hannens to iu.
t - .- - ' -t"' w ".
. rent it. Von Hlndenburc thus short v I
vxu nave ignty-rour divisions in re
serve ready for operations.
In the meantime, the allies are now
ae against a line of the Huns' own
efaoostng, giving the latter a big d
Tantage. Unless the Germans are
thrown out of these positions they
will be able to hold them with fewer
troops still, thus increasing the num
ber of reserve divisions out of the
line, restlntr and training.
. . .
Quoting Department of Agriculture
figures on production costs.- the Na
tional Wheat,, Growers' Association
today wrote President Wilson urging
him to reconsider his decislsa fixing
the price of wheat at the same price
as last year, ?25 a bushel.
"It is clear that the price set for
this ye.ar is not high enough to In
sure the maximum necessary produc
tion of wheat next year," said the
"At the price designated by the
Government and renewed for next
year, the farmers themselves are
csked to assume a risk amounting to i
Sew of thefacdtsn.'!0offlM,,,ar'k ,n'
view of the facts and official figures
we have set forth we ask your Im-
mediate reconsideration of the an
The testimony quoted by the grow
ers in their letter is that of Dr. Wil
liam J. Splllman, chief of the Bureau
of Farm Management, who told the
Senate Agriculture Committee the
everage cost of production for the
1917-1918 crop was J2.
The growers further claim Dr.
minium aiuniiii mc average cost
of producing the 1919 crop will be
S2.0S, which the- say does not include,
cost of marketing.
ASK HIGHER PRICE
IT'S NOT YOUR HEART;
IT'S YOUR KIDNEYS
Kidney disease is no renpcter of
personr. ii uiscks an cinsjes. re
gardless of are. sex or conditions. A
majority of the Ills afflicting people
today can be traced back to the kid
The kidneys are the most Important
organs of the body. They are the
fllterers. the purifiers, of your blood.
If the poisons which are swept from
tne tissues oy tne niooa are not ellm-
natea tnrougn tne kidneys, disease
f one form or another will claim
you as a victim.
Kidney disease is usually Indicated
by weariness. sleeplessneKs, nervous
ness, despondency, backache, stomach
trouble, difficulty when urinating,
pain in loins and lower abdomen, gall
stones, gravel, rheumatism, sciatica
and lunibae?n. - i . . .
All these derangements are nature's "
NEW TOTtK, Pent 51. The smash-
Ing of the St. MlhiM salient by the
American army lias filled Germany
with terror nnd Is the sure forerun-
i ner ' an overthrow of the Prussian
mu.iary ciominauon 01 tne ticrman
people, according to an opinion ex
pressed by Senator James Hamilton
Lewis of Illinois, who has Just re
turned from France and England.
. The German rulers. Senator Lewis
said, are aware that the people of
Germany have awakened to a realiza
tion of the power of General Persh
ing's troops, and "the spirit of Ger-
man monarchs and military captains
has been ' shattered" by this knowl
edge. France and Great Britain, he added.
freely admit that the entrance of
American fighters into the fray has
turned the tide. Premier Clemenccau
told him. the Senator said, that Amer
ica's prowess was "the salvation of
the hour," while the British prime
minister declared that "the Influence
of President Wilson and America
upon the institutions of Britain and
the spirit of her people was equiv
alent in Itself to a new British army."
At German Frontier.
"The humiliation of the German
military by the fresh troops of Amer
ica has filled Germany with wonder
and terror," the Senator said. "It
recognizes that If such can be the re
sult of the first move of America with
her flnt installment of troops, the
millions who arc waiting and who
wilt be soon at Germany's doors mean
destruction for the military hopes of
"German rulers see that this
American surprise Is the sure fore
runner of the German people clean
ing? their house of the military mon
sters and establishing authority at
Berlin of their own choice, which
will no longer deceive them as to the
truth of their military situation nor
Impoverish them to maintain a war
of destruction of peaceful nations in
order to give glory to military mas
ters and kingships and principalities
to a select few."
FOR DEBATE TODAY
By I. IT. S.
Wartime prohibition loomed large
in the House today, it being the
purpose of Chairman Lever, of the
Agriculture Committee, to call up the
bone-dry amendment to the emergency
agricultural approprlatlontblll recent
ly passed by the Senate.
I Although the "wet" forces In the
t Dr j. iui3- nousr leaders st&te mev
Art tint mtimVi mnh tAn tnw tro - a
do not attach much hope for success
to such a move.
Dry" Predict Passage.
That the Senate amendment wilj he
passed by the House next week is con
fidently predicted by the "dry" mem
bers, despite any effort their appo
nents may make to block immediate
consideration of it. The "drys" may
attempt to Eecure a vote on it by to
night, though this is considered hard
ly likely, as the House Is also sched
uled today topass upon the general
agricultural appropriation bill.
This is the bill the President vetoed
after it was first passed by Congress
because of the $2.40 wheat price-fixing
provision In it. The provision has
since been eliminated.
Congressman Haugen of Iowa has
been granted an hour and a half and
Chairman Lever half an hour to speak
on the measure today, and as Con
gressman GHIett of Massachusetts.
Republican leader of the House, and
Congressman Collier, of Mississippi,
have been given permission to deliver
addresses on other subjects, the
"wets" hope the emergency agricul
tural appropriation bill, with Its bone-
dry amendment, will not be reached.
Henae Recess Likely.
Their plans to defer early action on
wartime prohibition are reported to
be centering around a program of de
lay involving the proposed series of
three-day- recesses under another
"gentlemen's agreement," which mem
bers are again talking abont In the
expectation of returning home for the
The "drys" declare, however, that
the bone-dry proposal Is so certain to
be passed by the House by a sweeping
majority that it will avail the "wets"
nothing to attempt to avert Immediate
consideration of It.
The Sims emergency power bill, a
war measure advocated by the Admin
istration which would give the Prcsl
dent power to develop, take over, or
finance power plants, and whkh Its
opponents declare would displace the
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new man-Dower nroirram. which th
House Appropriations Committee is
now whipping into shape, is also ex
pected to early engage the attention
of the House.
PLOT AGAINST PRESERVES.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.. Sept. 21. Fed
eral authorities are investigating
what mav nravA tn h nntinn.BiM.
pro-uerman conspiracy to cause the
loss of many thousands of Jars of
canned fruits and vegetables through
defective rubber bands.
signals to warn you that the kidneys
Jf. .Ve,ft- ou JJfJ0Ul1 ue GOLD
Hi?tV f2rlem ?,", CPules imme
d.'?teIiV ThC "joth'np. healing oil
stimulates the kidneys, relieve in
flammation and destroys the germs
Which have caused it. Do not wait
until tomorrow. Go to your drugci&t
today and Insist on bis supplying vnu
wltha box of GOLD MKDAL Haarlem
Oil Capsules. In twenty-four hours
you should feel health and vigor re
turning and will bless the day you
first heard of GOLD MEDAL Haarlem
. After you feel that you have cured
yourself, continue to take one or two
capsules each day, so as to keep In
first-class condition and ward off the
danger of other attacks.
Ask for the original Imported COLD
MEDAL brand. Three sizes. Money
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and in a conversation with her he
told her he was an ex-convict. She
declared she would "turn him up." as
he declared, and he became excited
and choked her. He then carried her
to the tree, he says, -and tied her
there. In the hope that-someone would
think she was a suicide.
He declared he did not otherwise as
sault Eva Roy, but states that if such
a crime had been committed he might
have done that 'also.) ' The question as
to whether she was ever assaulted Is a
matter of doubt in the minds tit those
Investigating the case since the begin
Rubin was arrested Thursday In the
District on the charge of attacking a
little child. He says he Is twenty-one'1
years old and once was In the army
During his examination by detectives
and the sheriff of Fairfax county he
snowea rew slgrs of nervousness and
seenM to be nlad of the opportunity to
conic .. .. ..lurdcr of Eva Roy.
"Confession" la Doubted.
Because of Rubin's evasive answers
to the rapid fire of questions put to
him by the detectives, his apparent
Inability to muster an exact sequence
of events that led up to and followed
the killing of Eva Roy, the detectives
have been Inclined to discredit his
'His story does not ring true to
me," said Inspector Grant.
'I will not say he Is not the mur
derer of Eva Roy, but there are phy
sical racts about the case that if he
committed the crime he ought to
know about." says Detective Sergeant
In his confession. Rubin said that
after he escaped from the reforma
tory he spent the afternoon In the
nearby woods and at night slept on a
lawn in Alexandria, coming to Wash
ington the next morning.
"I knocked around Washington, but
got afraid I would be picked up a a
fugitive from the prison and decide
to go back to the woods and live." he
said. "I took a car, got off at Mt
Vernon and walked into the woods "
Far Front Crime Scene.
Detective Berman and Inspector
Grant say that the woods near Mount
Vernon arc many miles from th
scene of the crime.
Getting down to the day of the mu--der
of Eva Roy. Rubin, despite at
temps made to show ho tells an u
relevnnt story, said:
"When Ik feared she was golnjr to
report me as an escaped convict, I
seized her by the throat and dragged
her Into the woods. I was excited
and placed her against a tree l do
not remember what happened after
that. I don't remember what I did to
her after I placed her against the
Did you burn her clothes?" asked
"Were her clothes burned?" asked
I'm asking you If you burned her
clothes," retorted Grant.
Quizzed About Clothing.
If they were burned, I suppose I
must have done It, for I killed her
and I don't know what happened af
The girl's clothes were not burned.
dui were Daaiy aisarranged and torn.
"' aooui is sniri, uuDin earn
that In the death struggle the girl ,
Inr ir nnrt Tn llnlnr- r Yif ,..
"After walking several miles. I
took off the shirt and threw It away."
"l'ou know you did not kill her."
It was suggested.
"How do you know? was Rubin's
answer, as he hung his head.
The detectives found upon further
qticstlonin.-r that Rubin bought a suit
of clothes in a Ninth street shop, and
attempts will be made to recover the
one he sajs he wore when he attack
ed the girl, which he discarded when
he bought the new suit.
Rubin also said the Roy girl
scratched him on the face with her
fingernails. This, the detectives say.
wis a physical Impossibility, because
her nails were worn down to the
These statements of Rubin, the de
tectives sty, show such irrelevance
(as to Indicate n is not telU&s the
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JLl nv -Jim- '
r-- je'4Rvx i. mm xtur
Says He Killed
Held by District police, after his
statement that he choked Eva Roy
to death In the woods near Fair
truth. They assert he is feigning,
probably because he wishes to be
No reason is advanced why he
should feign Insanity. He has only
two more years to serve In prison.
Lou Hall Rot Elated.
In Fairfax county Jail, Lou Hall,
Indicted this week for the murder
and yesterday ordered to face trial
In November, received the news of
a confession from Rubin with no
apparent elation. The Information
was given him by his attorney, Wal
ter Oliver, who voluntarily under
took the defense of the woodcutter
on the ground that he was innocent
of the crime, an Ignorant man en
meshed In uncorroborated circum
Attorney Oliver said he did not
tell Hall of the confession by Rubin
until he had first tried to incrimi
nate Hall. To all questions, accord
lug to the attorney. Hall told the
story to which he has clung all the
lie wai told by the attorney that
a man In Washington had yecn the
n.nrO-r committed, and was then ask.
fil to tell what lie knew of
ilir- circumstances. Hall replied that
if nineoiie Had seen the murder com
mitted they had not icen him. The
attorney again tried to get him to
incriminate hlmpeir, but to all ques
tions Hall testified as he had before
county authorities and many detec
tives. When Sheriff Allison and Jailor
Cross, of Fairfax county, arrived from
Washington last night about mid
night they were met by a crowd of
about fifty men. As Boon as the
sheriff stepped from the trolley the
men yelled for the prisoner, whom
they were told would accompany the
authorities to Fairfax county. It was
raining but the crowd surrounded the
sheriff, and for nearly an hour quizzed
him about the confessed murder of
Sentenced In March.
Rubin was tried March 1 In the
Criminal Court and sentenced to
three years In the District Reforma
inrv hv .fudtrn Stafford, after having?
been found guilty of breaking into
the home of Miss Bertha Donnelly,
l.:21 C street southwest, at 2 o'clock
the morning jof February 13.
He was arrested by Detective Sergt.
Fred M. Cornwell, of Central Office,
following a report to Pollco Head
quarters by Miss Donnelly that she
had been attacked and choked by a
burglar, Dctcctlvo Cornwell found
a oldlcr'H overcoat had been left by
the burglar and a glove was found
In one of the pocketi. It was the
glove that provided the clue on which
Rubin was captured.
Suspecting the Intruder to be a
soldier. Detective Cornwell went to
the barracks at Potomac Park, and
among Rubin's effects found a glove
which matched the one In the coat
Rubin was confronted nith the facts
and confessed He was serving the
three years' sentence when ho escaped.
He was a member of Company K, Fif
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Feigenspan Demands .
Opportunity to Testify
NEW YORK. Sept. 21. C. W. Fel-
genspan, of the United States Brew
ers' Association, has addressed a let
ter to Senator King in which he asks
opportunity to appear before -any in
vestigating committee and deny the
inferred charge contained In the
documents submitted bjr A. Mitchell
Palmer that there was any disloyal
Influence or purpose in any trass-
action to which he was a party or of
which be had knowledge.
His letter says:
"I most respectfully and urgently
request an opportunity to appear be
fore your committee at your earliest
convenience in order that I may be
questioned without limit on all the
charges Involved In Mr. Palmer's com
"In the meantime, in view of the
great public interest In this matter
and the wide publicity given to it by
the press of the entire country, I feel
It Incumbent upon me to make the
Tried to Checkmate Foes.
"I frankly aonfess that It. the brew
ing Industry generally, in common
wlfh every other business, every other
organization, and every other indus
try In the nation affected by local,
state, or national legislation, has been
represented at these legislative cen
ters by gentlemen, usually lawyers
of recognized ability and unques
tioned integrity, but commonly re
ferred to as lobbyists, whose business
It was to try where possible to pro
test against and checkmate those
representing the opposition to our
Asserting that the Prohibitionists
had "spent dollars to destroy our
business ind our property where we
have been able to spend pennies to
preserve the same, Mr. Felgenspan
"With respect to the charge that we
have undertaken to influence public
opinion In the Interest of our busi
ness through the press of the coun
try, culminating In our flanclng the
purchase of a paper In the National
Capital, we frankly and freely admit
that we. In common wSth every other
business and every other Industry In
the country, have tried to get before
the public every fact that we felt
fairly favored the preservation of our
business, even to the extent of sup
plying the finances for the Initial pay
ment on the purchase of the Wash
Innuendo and Irrelevance.
"But the attempt through innuendo
and irrelevances to associate the
Washington Times transaction with
certain notorious pro-German activi
ties terminating In the control of the
New York Evening Mall Is a gratui
tous Insult, a dastardly and out
rageous libel, and unworthy of any
representatives of this American Re
public "As to the charge of disloyalty made
against the brewers In general, because
many of them happen to have German
names, but particularly against myself.
I want to deny unequivocally and fling
the charge back into the face of those
who made it, and challenge any man of
high or low degree In this nation to
show a tetter record, not only of loy
alty of lip often made easy by pros
perity1 but by loyalty of sacrifice, loy
alty in great losses, loyalty In the hour
of destruction ot my Ttrv subsistence."
(ie Moneyt Would Give Life,
Explaining he felt deeply any in
sinuation of dlsKyalty because his
name happened to be German, Mr.
Felgenspan wrote that his companies
and tho members of his Immediate
family had contributed ?772,SS0 to the
Liberty loans. Red Cross, Y. M. C. A.,
Knights of Columbus, and other war
"I am well within the draft age."
stated Mr. Felgenspan, "and am
ready to answer my country's call
anywhere and at any time. I have
a son and a brother who volunteered
Immediately when war was declared,!
the latter now on the firing line in
France, which Is the proudest clr-
custance in the history of our fam
ily." Mr. Felgenspan wrote he was will
ing to sbmit to "the legalized de
struction qf my material wealth if
our Nation's Chief feels that It Is for
I the, nation's good, but I cannot and
i. win not rest unaer tne cnarge oi
WITH ITALY SEEN
Commercial co-operation of the
United States and Italy after the
war as an outgrowth of the present
close relationship of the two na
tions on the field of battle, was pre
dicted by Italian diplomats here yes
terday on the occasion of the forty-
eighth anniversary of Italian unity.
Ameedeo Serafini, an Italian Jour
nalist, placed wreaths on the busts
of General Garibaldi and Abraham
Lincoln In the National Capitol. The
flowers for the wreaths were gath
ered In the gardens of the Pan
American Union as a Latin-American
token of General Garibaldi's early
services for South American liber
ties. Today's Market Hints
Prices to retailers and renerat market
Information fora'shed by Bureau ot Mar
kets, V. 8. Department of Asrlcultare:
fair prices to consumers, by Ln District
ABUNDANT Cabbare, string beans, err-
plant. peppers, cooklnr apples, potat&ea.
Kale, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, lemona.
NORMAL Sweet corn, beets, onion.
crapes, cantaloupes, lettuce, radla&ea.
SCARCE Cucumbers, orances, peaches.
uuaut pears, watermelons, pmms.
Cost to Pair odea
BEANS, snap. U pk..
tin. lima. qt.. ......
Retailer to Consum-Todar-
. t- e
ao.. cut, id
CrCUMHERS, local... .
Local, each ,
KALE, pk. (2 lbs.)....
LETTUCE, local, bead.
do. New York, bead
ONIONS, dry, U pic...
PEPrERS, local, each.
No. I. pk (IS It).). 41-530
No. 2. pk. (IS lb.). 17-llc
Sweet. No. I, hi pic 13-Itc
Sweet. No. :. V Die 7-10C
New Zealand. U pk. - 7e
do., native. U ok... 10-12C
wmte ana yellow.
Marrow, lb 2Hc
Larce, doz ........ 3S-S0C
Medium, doz. ...... SS-JOc
Local, larro U pk.
(34 its.) i:-:ic
I.oral. e-mail. U pk.
cm ii) c-ioc
Hunch 4- &c
Topped, lb lii-SVje
do., fancy, H Pit.... !l-tls
do., good. U pk..... 9-1 4c
do., seconds. 1 ok.. 4- So
BANANAS, doz. 30-JIC
No 1, each 9-i:o
do local No. 2,
each 4- 7c
do. Colo, and Dt,
each ......... . 7- 9c
Local (34 lb. bale) 30c
do. New York (3-
lb. bak.) JSo
do. California, lb.... 7-13c
Cal. 443's, dos 11-lSc
Cal. 360's. doz..... 14-19C
Cal.. :i('s. doz.... ti-ita
do.. Cal.. 170 doz... ll-(ic
PE.MIS, fancy, dor . . . 11-45C
do. N T.. Bartlett.
i rk. . . :: SSc
PEACHES (U. bik). 43-S9C
dO. '. Die ... it-:sc
WATERMELONS. lb.. Iji-Io
PUMPKINS, each..... lie
"Wllh the 10.000 prisoners which
were brought In on September 18, we
are not far from reaching a total of
200,000 Germans captured by the
French, English, aad Americans since
July 18," says the war correspondent
of the Temps, according to a French
official dispatch this afternoon. Con
tinuing the dispatch said:
"Let the number ot killed and
wounded be added to that total and
one can easily understand the fatigue
of the enemy, a state which, more
over. Is revealed more clearly every
day by official documents which
bring out the profound depression of
the morale of the soldiers on one
part, and on the other the ferocious
power with which the High Command
Is attempting to counteract it.
"In the space of a few days orders
and proclamations from four different
chiefs containing the tamo question
have fallen into the hands of the
British. One dated August 23 is from
General von Dermarwltz, command
Ing the second army, in which l
protests against the demoralization
of the troops and strives to react
against the effect of the frequent
appearance of the tanks, which often
result in panics.
"In a proclamation, dated August
27, General von Frledburc, com
manding the second division of the
guard, protests against the attitude
of certain troops, who take no inter
est in anything. leaving the re
sponsibility for leading the battle to
the machine .guns and cannon, ana
who no longer, comply with the ap
peals of the artillery when the latter
claim their support.
"How much longer will the iron
will of the "High Command succeed in
keeping troops at their duties, troops
that are fatigued and discouraged by
reverses which for sixty-two days
have been following each other with
The appointment of John W. Beale,
superintendent of the District engi
neering department stables, to be as
sistant District assessor, vice E. W.
Oyster, resigned, was announced to
day by the District Commissioners.
Mr. Oyster has been connected with
the local government for the last five
years. He was appointed August 19,
1911 It is understood he has ac
cepted a position with the Federal
Government. The Commissioners ex
pressed regret today that his services
will be lost to the city. His new ap
pointment came without solicitation.
Mr. Beale has been superintendent
of District stables since 1889, at
which time be was appointed by
Major Twining, who was the first en-
slneer commissioner of the District.
He is recognized as one of the best
authorities in the, .country on the
value of horses, and has saved the
city thousands of dollars In conserv
ing" the services of antiquated fire
horses by placing beta In other de
Mr. Beale was born in Washington.
August 26, 1853, and always has re
sided here. He was graduated from
Columbia College In 1882. as a bache
lor of arts. He has a wide knowledge
of local affairs. His appointment will
take effect October 22.
Richard BIsseau, of Petersburg.
Vs., Is dead today and Miss Mabel
Long, ot 1S34 Columbia road, this
city, in seriously .Injured as a result
of the collision of an automobile
with a work car of the Washington
Virginia electric line at Hume cross
ing, in Alexandria county, early last
The automobile was demolished aad
the work car was derailed. Passen
ger traffic on the northbound line
was Interrupted for several hours.
BIsseau and Miss Long were placed
on a southbound passenger train and
taken to a hospital In Alexandria.
Miss Long's mother. Mrs. Catherine
Long, proprietress of a cafe at Nine
teenth street and 'Mint wood place,
was summoned at once.
BIsseau died this morning at 5.
o'clock. He had sustained a broken j
leg and arm and a fractured skull.!
Miss Long sustained a broken leg and I
Injuries about the head and body. At
the hospital today her condition was
said to be serious, but she is expected
to recover. Authorities of Alexandria
county have started an investigation.
SWIMMING POOLS CLOSE
The old swlmmln' hole today Is pre
paring to retire in favor of the class
With the exception of the pool at
the Howard playground. Fifth and W
streets northweest. all playground
swimming pools In the District trill
be closed after today. The Howard
pool Is the only bathing place, avail
able to colot'd children, and will re
main open one week longer, in opera
tion each day next week between
1 p. m. and 8 p. m.
Thf municipal bathlnr beach will
remain open through October, as
SEEK STOLEN AUTOS.
Plnco July 1 last there have been
l'G automobiles stolen by thieves in
Washington. Of this number thirty-
six of the machines have been re
covered by the police, according to
Inspector It. W. Boyle, acting major
and superintendent or ponce.
Inspector Boyle today ordered all
members of the force to visit dally
all garages, auto sales, and repair
shops, and to inquire for and examine
all automobiles left for repairs or
storage In an effort to recover solen
"Investigation has shown that a
number of stolen cars have been taken
Into garages upon request or upon
r --irt nf n telephone message, pre
sumably from the thief, asking that
a cur be taken in charge, for repairs,"
says Inspector Boyle,
IN CROSSING CRASH
City postofflea officials were still
engaged today in compiling re
turns from 4be War Savings Stamps
Selling contest, which came, to a close
The record of each' carrier is
checked over to avoid any possibility
of error, and so monumental is thi
task that the names of the winners
will not be announced until Monday.
Services of several clerks have been
requisitioned for this work, which
Is under the direction of Miss Yeager.
"official scorekeeper" of the contest.
Just as predicted, there was an ava
lanche of sales recorded at the last
moment, as a result of the activities
of several "dark horses" who had
been hoarding up sales until it would
be necessary for them to show their
full strength. That these methods
have been successful will be proved,
it is expected. In at least two In
stances. Total .Abont .
While no accurate line on the sales
for yesterday can be obtained, it U
known that they were considerably ia
excess of $20,000, which would maka
the total for the entire ten-day period
somewhere between $80,000 and
In order to give undivided atten
tion to the sale df War Stamps yes
terday, a number of the carriers ask
ed for and were granted leave of ab
sence for the day. Individual sales
of $1,000 were numerous, particularly
in the business section, while ia a
less thickly populated portion of the
city, at least one carrier disposed of
stamps to the value of $2,000.
The plan of dividing; the eera-.
petltors Into three "sections, based -oa
the class of work the men do, and of
fering separate prizes in each sec
tion, has been responsible for the
great success of the campaign, said
Postmaster M. O. Chance and his as
sistants. All Have a Chance.
Carriers assigned to sparsely set
tled districts and even rural routes,
have proved Just as enthusiastic as
their downtown colleagues, and have
plied, up sales records that are gratl
The twenty-one prises, which total
$500, were the Joint contributions ot
E. C Owen, manager of the Powha
ton Hotel, and Charles W. Semmts,
of the Semmes Mdtor Company. Tht
distribution will probably be mads
next Tuesday afternoon.
Congressmen Nolan ot California
said' today that he -would endeavor
tot have the House take up next week
his bill miner $3 per day as tilt
minimum' wage of any person em
ployed by the United States or by
the Government of .the District
Mr. Xolan expressed confideaet
that the House would consider thi
bill -next week, and he Is hopefal
that it will be passed. The Bnle
Committee has reported a rule tot
the consideration ot this bill and
which the general debate would be
limited to two hours. r
The bill provides for a $3 miniatmi
wage on the per diem basis. It ess
ployed by the hour the employs
shall receive not less than 2VA casts
per hour; If employed by the month
not less than $90; or if employed bj
the year not less than $1,050.
J. C DOOLEY IS DEAD
J. Crawford Dooley, twenty yean
old, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Dooley;
1712 F street northwest, and formerb
employed in the composing room ol
The Times, died of pneumonia at
Corey-hill Hospital, Brookllne, Mass,
this morning, according to word re
ceived by his relatives" today.
Dooley enlisted in the merchant
marine about three weeks ago and
went to Boston for training. He be
came Til shortly after his arrival anf
was taken to the hospital, where hli
condition gradually grew worse.
He was a graduate of the public
schools of this city, and had worked
three years as an apprentice compost
tor for The Times.
ALL THE YEAR ROUND
You Must Remember:
that Father John's Medicine
is an all-the-year-round tonic
flesh-builder and people gain
steadily while taking ibis
wholesome food medicine.
If you want to gain weight begin
taking Father John's Median
right now. Guaranteed free
from olcshcl end d&ngercm
NOLAN TO CALL
UP WAGE BILL