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WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 1919.
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Controversy Over Property Val
uations Sure to Be Carried to
United States Supreme Court
Br BILL. PRICE.
The valuations of the street rail
"way properties of the District, soon
to be made Jay the Public Utilities
Commission, are sure to be contested
through to the United States Supreme
Court; not nly as to the accuracy of
the figures found by the commission,
but upon a number of questions of
tact and law comparatively new In
the courts of the country.
Attorneys for the Capital Traction
Company, in concluding their argu
ment some days ago upon data be
fore the commission, strongly inti
mated that the processes that had
been used by the commission In seek
ing the worth of the properties might
nave to be tested in the courts.
The attorneys for the Washington
Railway and Electric Company, now
arguing before the commission on
valuation data collected by the engi
neers of that company and the com
mission, attack the methods of ex
perts of the commission In such a
way as to leave little doubt of their
purpose to go to the highest courts
as a last resort
The differences between the experts
of the commission and of the Capital
Ti action Company as to the worth of
that property were not near so far
apart as In the case of the Washing
ton Hallway and Electric Company.
CI ask en Appraisal Dates
In the cases of both street railway
companies, however, the estimates of
the engineers were made as of a
number of years ago, while the claim
is maae mat tne ascertainment or
worth should be as of the present
date, making a great difference be
cause of changes in costs of materials
and labor at this time and the time
the experts presented their testi
mony. The point is illustrated in the his
toric! costs arrived At- Jlndrtw
Sangster, who worked for the com
mission under Dr. Beamis. the expert
employed by the commission, fixed
June 30, 1014, as the date for his
historical valuation of $9,961,829,
while Frank J. Nelson, for the com
T&ny. found that the historical cost
Jbad been over $30,000,000, with the
date of his finding July 1. 1016.
The reproduction costs were also of
different dates. Charles L. Pillsbury,
for the commission, found that the
W. R. & E. would cost to reproduce
.a. total of $12,758,250, and he com
pleted his valuations about Decern- i
Jer 1, laia. , or me company, naroia
Almert complted his estimates in
S917, and gave his estimate of repro
duction valuation at close to
,$30,000,000. He figures that it would
Tbaye cost that much to reproduce
Unix 1. 1916.
Syme Would Figure on Outlay.
Conrad Svrae, counsel for the com
mission, takes the position that for
the purpose of rate making the
amount of the original investment.
srhen it can be ascertained. Is the
proper subject of the Inquiry and not
the value of the properties at this
time. Not being able to fully ascer
tain this from the books of the
Washington Railway and Electric
Mr. Syme wants the valuation made
by using both historical and repro
duction figures In a sensible way.
He opposes the view of the attor
neys for the railroads that the valu
ations should be made as of the time
of the Inquiry: that is, that the
roads should be allowed what their
properties are worth today If they
had to be replaced Based upon present-day
prices, the valuations of
these properties" would go far beyond
what the commission will allow.
Attorneys for the Washington Rail
way and Electric bear strongly on
the claim that the capitalization of
that company June 30. 191C. was
$31,471,351. issued under authority of
Congress in the act of June 0. 1900:
that Congress carefully inestlgated
all the facts before authorizing the
merger of the then existing railway
lines and the taking over by the com
pany of the Potomac Electric Light
and Tower Company.
Within LaTr, Is Claim.
Replying to inquiries hinting at
improper manipulation of stocks In
the early days of the company and
the injection of much "water" the
company' counsel answer that there
is no evidence before the commission
of this and that the organization
throughout is authorized by law.
With the roads contending that
resent value should rule with the
commission and not historical or re
production value, as contended for by
Counsel Syme. a long contest In the
courts Is assured.
Counsel for the Washington Railway
And Electric Company are attacking
Dr E W. Beamish and his assistants,
flllsbury and Fangster. as belonging
to a "school of political economists,
theorists, and propagandists" having
little following among engineers.
Counsel for the commission charges
that Engineers Almert and Nelson,
.employed by the company, are en
gineers who have nearly always been
retained by corporations, and as such
ore in sympathy with the corpora
tions and not with the public.
covriprcE rmi.n exhibit.
The "interest in the Child Welfare
exhibit at the central building of the
lubllc Library, has been so great that
it has been decided ,to continue it for
nnother week The exhibit will be
open from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m.
FALLS FROM STREET CAR.
While alighting from a street car
at Eleventh and S streets northwest
today. Miller Boulward. sixty years
old of 917 R street northwest, fell to
the' ground and was Injured. He was
taken to Garfield Hospital.
ASK MEfcE JUSTICE,
SAY THE TEACHERS
Because of the use of the word
"council," commonly used by the
Bolahevists, as the name of the
proposed teachers' organization to
co-operate with the Board of Edu
cation The Times today asked sev
eral questions of Miss Deal of the
High School Teachers Union, con
cerning the attitude of the teach
ers toward radicalism and bol
shevlsm. The questions and an
Q. Does the selection of the
name "Teachers Council" in its
similarity to the use of the world
"council" by bolshcvists have any
A. No. This term is similar to
the tertn used in other cities of
the United States where teachers'
councils have been organized. St.
Paul, Minn., and Boston both have
teachers' councils. Both are
recognised by the board of edu
cation of the respective cities.
Q. Why is the term "council'
employed and what is its mean
ing? A. The term "council" was
adopted by the American Federa
tion of LaLar for such organiza
tions. The term Is used in the
same sense as "city council." Is
not in the slightest sense Bol
shevistic. Q. Have the teachers of the
proposed "council" accepted,
adopted, or intend to accept,
adopt, or put into -effect, any of
the doctrines or theories of Bol
shevism? A. Absolutely not. We teach
ers of Washington are not con
cerned with Bolshevism. We are
not Bolshevists and want nothing
to do with Bolshevism.
"We shall keep on in our work
until every one of the 15,000 District
men in service has returned home
and gets his old job or a new job."
This is the campaign slogan voiced
today by District clubwomen, who
are volunteering to find positions in
Washington for District soldiers.
"Of the 15,000 Washington men In
service approximately G.OOO have re
turned home and have found jobs
either through their own initiative or
with the help of employment work
ers," says Mrs. Mary Wright John
son, director of the clubwomen job
finders. "There are still 9,000 positions to be
found for the 9.000 men who will re
turn during the next year. Our task
is to find jobs for these men, co-operating
with E. M. Kline, of the Em
ployment Bureau of the Department
oC Labor, and John Joy Edson's Dis
trict Employment Committee.
Mrs. Johnson announced today that
Mrs. R O. Jones, District clubwoman
and member of the National American
Womens Suffrage Association, would
be one of her aides in the campaign
to find "9,000 Jobs for 0.000 District
STILL NEED AUTOS
"Will you volunteer your auto, or
"uggy, or truck to help the District
Red Cross gather garments which
have been promised to them for the
refugees of the allied nations In Eu
rope?" This appeal is sent to the people
of Washington today by Mrs. Ida M.
Galloway, who is in charge of the
collection of the garments donated
by the people who wish to help the
The time for depositing the cloth
ing at the engine houses and police
precincts Is past, but there are In
Washington many persons who have
clothes which they are holding to be
collected by the Red Cross. Vehicles
are asked to report to Mrs. Gallo
way for this work, any time after 9
o'clock in the morning up to Fri
day, at Delaware avenue and C
OF GEORGE S. ENGLE
The Court of Aopeals has reversed
a Judgment of the lower court con
victing George S. Engle on the charge
of obtaining money under false pre
tenses from John A. Kicol and Mary
Engle was charged with falsel
representing to the Nlcols that he had
perfected an electric battery which
generated power at a low cost, and
that he knew his statement was false.
It was alleged that he obtained a
check for f.lOO from the Nlcols.
The superior court held that the
lewer court erred in admitting evi
dence at the trial when Engle was
FOR TRANSFER CO.
A petition for the appointment of
receivers for the District Transfer
and Trading Company and for th
winding up of Its business has been
filed by George T Baird. Judson I.
Whitehead. William F. Kelly. Cath
erine B. Kelly. L H. Burton, and .1.
Reany Kelly, trustees, directors ard
stockholders of the concern
They allege that the property of the
corporation has been so far reduced
that It will not be able to pay the
Just demands against it and is not
able to offer a reasonable security to
those who might deal with It. It Is
further declared that the objects of
the corporation have been abandoned.
WOH SEEK JOBS
FDR 9,000 YANKS
IN CLOTHING D V
0. G. TEACHERS
ASK VOICE IN
Demand Appointment of Coun
cil to Co-operate With Board
Washington school teachers are
lined up In battle array today to fight
for a voice in the management of the
schools, with a teachers' representa
tive on the Hoard of Education, and
tho appointment of a teachers' coun
cil to co-operate with the board.
These are the demands made at a
meeting of the High School Teachers'
Union in Central High School yester
The teacher passed a resolution
demanding a hearing for Miss Alice
Wood, suspended Western High School
teacher, who t alleged by the Board
of Education to have talked Bolshe
vism to her pupils after attending
the radical meeting at Poll's Theater.
Not Guilty In Claim.
The complaint against Miss Wood
was made by Thomas Bradley and
Howard S. Recside. Tho teachers
claim that Miss Wood is not guilty
of the charges, and declare that a
grave injustice was done by sus
pending her without a hearing be
fore the board.
Before the business of the meeting
started Miss Mary Deal, president of
the High School Teachers' Union, de
clared that the teachers poeseised the
right to treat with their employers
just as laborers have the right to
treat with their employers.
"For we are laborers," said Miss
Deal, "We have been fighting for
political democracy. Now we must
fight for industrial democracy. We
have a right to have a voice In the
school laws which govern us."
To Take Action.
Following the adoption of the reso
lution, which was also signed by the
Grade Teachers' Union, meeting in
the Teachers' Club. Miss Clara Stutz
president, the high school teachers
authorized the executive committee
to take all action necessary in tr..s
future, referring questions back to
the union, only when deemed neces
sary. The high school teachers also
passed a resolution expressing their
willingness to "spend their last dol
lar" in court action. If necessary, to
gain the objectives for which they
The formal protest of the High
School Teachers' Union and the Grade
School Teachers' Union Is to be sent
to Ernest L Thurston, superintend
ent of schools, and George E. Hamil
ton, president of the Board of Educa
tion, according to the resolution.
Charged with entering two houses
In Takoma Park, one In the District,
the other In Maryland, five former
workers In the shipyard at Norfolk.
Va., are under arrest today. Three
of the prisoners will be turned over
to the Maryland authorities, while
the other two will face trial here.
Edward Flaherty, twenty-two years
old, of Kansas City, Raymond Frayne,
twenty years old. Springfield, Mass..
and Emil Plppig, twenty-one. New
Vork. will face the grand Jury at
Rockvillc. They are charged with
breaking Into the hom of Mrs. Fusl'
Miller, 100 Takoma aenue. Takoma
Park, Md.. and stealing money and
Jewelry valued at $30u
Howard Lord, twenty-two. New
York, and George Smith, twenty-one.
New York, are locked up at the Tenth
precinct police station awaiting trial
for robbing the home of Isaac M.
Blgelow. 12 Cedar street, of $160 worth
of money and jewelry. Both of the
robberies wore committed Sunday
Detectives Grant and Vermillion,
arrested three of the men on D street
yesterday after following them into
several second-hand stores, where
they attempted to sell a stolen ring.
! The men stopped oft In this city on
their way to their homes from Nor
folk. 2 HELD FOR ROBBING
Jefferson B. Varner and R. Lee
Ooghe, nineteen and seventeen years
old, of 410 Sixth street northwest. w'U
be given a hearing In police court to
day on a charge of robbery. It Is al
leged they stole a pockotbook from
Mrs. Susie Fletcher, wife of Rear Ad
miral Frank Fletcher, while she was
, In the Center Market last Wednesdny
i Detectives Wilson and Barbec found
' Mrs. Fletcher's visiting cards on one
' of the alleged pickpockets when they
j were searched. The detectives went
to the home of the men and thee
i found a plush neckband set with dla
tnonds Mrs. Fletcher also had report
GEN. CROZIER TO SPEAK.
Gen. William Crozler will give a
talk at the United Service Club of
America, Dupont Circle, tonight at
8:30 o'clock on the "Salient Points of
the League of Nations."
F VE SH PWORKERS
DA S BURGLARS
Finds Her Own Rules
For Love Won't Work;
Asks For Separation
January, 1914 The meeting at a
university socl il function.
May 8, 1915 The secret marrlago.
June 5, 1910 Pronouncement of
modern marriage principles.
January 20, 1016 Took up resi
dence in Washington, D. C.
November 7, 1017 Separation.
March. 1018 Takes up employment
for support of herself and child.
March 17, 1910 Sues husband for
maintenance of self and three-year-old
This Is the five-year cycle of Mrs.
Grace Nairln Grant, who was credit
ed lh 1015, whilo a senior at the Uni
versity of Chicago, with the pro
nouncement of six modern marriage
principles so radical as to make a
perceptible stir In university circles
thcro and in other cities.
Mrs. Grant, in a petition filed In
the District Supreme Court, asking
for separate maintenance for herself
and Muriel, her three-year-old child,
charges her husband, Dudley H.
Grant, with cruelty, desertion and
failure to provide.
"How interesting yet, how ab
lurd," she observed as ehe reread
the so-called "principles" she was
said to have uttered shortly after her
"I don't remember having made
those statements, at least, not In tha
way." she said at her home at 1815
Eighteenth street northwest
She read the "principles" aloud
"1. A Tteddlng ring U a relic
of barbarian and should not be
worn. It la a badge of man's
"2. A bride should live apart
from her h nub and while working
for a Ph. D. degree.
"3. A wife should accept no
money from her huobnnd except
that actually needed to defray
"4. Money for her clothing, for
amunements, and for luxuries
should be earned by the wife her
self. u5. A bride should retain her
maiden name nntll "he actually
begins life with her husband la
their own home.
0. Marriage boald be a com
panionship between husband and
wife, rather than a drawn-out,
Think Them I'nnnj Now.
Perusal of the "principles" seemed
to amuse Mrs. Grant.
"I remember distinctly when a re
porter came to me In Cobb Hall, at
the university," she said. "I was on
my way to French class at the time.
"As I remember, It had JuBt leaked
rut that 'Dud' and I had been mar
ried about a m6r.th. I had kept on
with my work and still used my
"In regard to the principles, I don't
remember saying such things to the
reporter. In fact, I 'don't believe I
every said them to anyone, not even
th,e other students.
"As to the first principle, I agree
vlth that. I do not wear a wedding
ring, as you sec.
"Why should a woman wear a wed
ding ring? Every time she goes out.
it means saying to all men: 'Don't
speak to me; I'm the property of an
"Take the second principle: I war
not working for my masters' degree
at that time. I waB working for my
Ph. B.. and I got It that summer.
Rejects Third and Fourth.
"Now, as to the third and fourth. I
don't accept them at all. I mereiy
believe that a man and his wife
should conduct the home on a fiftv
fifty plan, both as to finances and
otherwise It should be n game o
give and take. Each should make al
lowances for the faults of the other."
She had nothing to say of the fifth
"principle." Howevor. It was the pol
icy she adopted In her own case.
As to the sixth "principle" Mrs
Grant declared that all husbands an'I
wives should agree that "marriage
should be a companionship between
husband and wife rather than a
drawn-out. spoony honeymoon "
After a highly illuminating experi
ence covering five years, Mrs. Grant
now offers another principle. It fol
lows. Think Man L'nnrcimary.
"A woman doc not nrrd a man
nronnd, o long as hr has her
work, her book and friends to
Interrt her and occupy ber
In her petition, tiled March 17 last.
for maintenance and support. Mrs
'.rant avers that she and her child
are "In necessitous circumstances."
She further says that her husband
"took from the plaintiff more than
half of the furniture they were usinj.
linens, pictures, silver." all of the
canned gondii In the house, kitchen
Mrs Grant secured employment In
a Government bureau last year. She
now receives $110 a month. Her hus
band originally paid her $65 a month
toward the upkeep of the home, but
this was reduced when he was draft
ed last summer
On being discharged last Decem
ber, the husband began making her
an allowancrt of $3S 60 a month 3he
lh asking for twice that amount.
Hu.ibnnd Mnkrn Denial.
Mr. Grant, who Is a chemist in the
Bureau of Chemistry, has entered a
general denlnal to the charges of his
wife. He asserts that her action is
taken, not because she needs the
money, but "she Is attempting to get
a larger allowance merely for the
sake of Injuring, harassing, and Im
poverishing him, and thus gratifying
her hatred and malice toward him."
He sets forth that he Is now work
ing for hie masters' degree at .George
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University of Chicago hockey star
In 1914-15. who is suing hus
band, a chemist, for separate
maintenance and support, for self
and three-year-old child.
Washington University and is spe
cialising in chemistry.
Mrs. Grant treats lightly her hus
band's plea that she bears hatred and
malice toward him. and Is therefore
trying to harass him.
"I believe In giving a fellow justice
for any good there may be In him."
she s.aid. "Take Dud.' for instance:
Tickles the Ior!ri.
"He can play the piano beautifully.
"He is pretty fair as a painter he
goes In for this futurist stuff.
"He is a university man. and quite
brilliant. He got his B. S. degree at
the University of Chicago the year
before I got my Ph. H.
"He has been abroad. and has
traveled extensively in this coun
try. 'He does not nuarrel. We never
had any unpleasant words, except on
two occasions, mid that was when I
nentloned the name of unother wom
an. " 'Dud Is a good sort He Is six
reel two and is fine looking. He has
i lot of likeable tnlts."
K.ir the time being, at least. Mrs
Grant ."ays she docs not care to have
a man around.
"If 1 wanted to tnarrv again, I
would nsk for a divorce " she said.
'I wouldn't give 'Dud' a thought.
Hut. there is no other man. so the
matter does not give me any con
cern." Mr Grant declines to discu.xs the
matter He merely tefets questioners
to Ins "A ife.
The Federation of Citizens" Associ
ations is to be a.sked to take up the
fight for a Government-owned Mt.
Tln Mld-Oty Pultons' Association
last night discussed the present sys
tem of control of Alt Vernon and de
cided to pii'pent the matter .to the
federation for consideration. The aid
of every citizpn.i organization in
Washington will be enlisted in the
fight o have l"iicl- Sam take over
control of Jeorj?e Washington's home.
Milton II. Zollrr. who opened the
dldcwttsion of Washington's home, nt
th- mietlnir of the association at 100D
Seventh rtroet northwest, in advocat
ing thin project, tal.l:
"Not 'nly should Mt. Vernon be
purchased by the Government, but
the (iiivrnment should open it as a
free public institution. Transporta
tion by rail or boat should be fur
nished free to the public Let'B cut
out the talking and start some action."
TO OWN WIT. VERNON i
.Insanity to Be Defense of
Bowling, Who Killed Aged
Widow Who Befriended Him.
With a battery of alienists, remi
niscent of the Thaw trial, the battle
for the life of Ralph Turner Bowling,
the boy who last summer killed Eliza
beth Beckwlth, a sixty-eight-year-old
widow who had befriended him. began
today In the Rockvllle. Md., court
The defense has summoned Dr
Charles B. Hill, a witness in the ro
cent Ishlda trial; Dr. Ernest L. Bui
lard, head of Chestnut Lodge Sana
torium in Rockvllle: Dr. John E.
Llnd, specialist in criminal insanity
at St Elizabeth's, and Dr. Percy Hick-
ling, alienist for the District of Co
lumbia. By these psychologists they
hope to prove Bowling an imbecile
and not responsible for his deed.
To offset this testimony the State
will offer Dr William A. White,
who. it Iff understood, will declare
Bowling is pretending insanity, and
Dr. Claiborne H. Manor, of Rock
vllle, another specialist in mental
Bowling Appears Indifferent.
Sitting Indifferently, fumbling with
a cap, the lad on trial for his life look
ed more like an office boy waiting for
orders than a defendant ln a murder
trial. From the moment court con
vened at 0:30 until the last juror was
drawn at 12:20 o'clock, he gave not
the slightest indication that he knew
what was going on or why he was
being forced to remain in tile court
Once he even left the prisoner's
bench and started to walk out of the
court room. Judge Peter explained
to him that he must await permission
to leave the room, and he resumed
his seat and his study of the toes of
Because of a prejudice existing
gainst the boy, the entire venire was
xhausted, and it was necessary to
end the sheriff out Into the streets
to obtained possible Jurors. The en
tire examination consisted of ques
tions as to their views on capital pun
ishment and insanity as a defense to
murder. At 12:20 o'clock the last
juror was secured.
Members of Jury.
The jurors chosen are as follows:
Jesse R. Burns. James W. Johnson.
Samuel B. Briggs, Charles H. W. Pen
nlfield, Charles W. Souder, John F.
Hamilton, Thomas T. Griffin, Howard
S. Craver, Martin F. Heln, and John
B. Thompson, Edward N. Bealle, Ru
ben T. Hlnes.
Immediately after the opening of
the afternoon session at l::i0 o'clock
State's Attorney Albert M. Boulc
opened the prosecution. He declared
Uowllng, In full possession of his
mental faculties, brutally attacked
and killed the helpless, aged woman
who had befriended him.
A figure of real pathos in the court
room, as Bouic addressed the court,
was the father of the young defend
ant. Riska Life To Be With Son.
Practically at death's door from
tuberculosis In Denver at the time
of the crime, he hastened back from
Colorado to aid In the defense of his
son. In spite of the fact that the
doctors tell him that living in this
climate undoubtedly will probe fatal,
he has insisted on remaining, and in
spending his little hoard of savings in
an attempt to save his boy from the
He has engaged three lawyers At
torneys E. F. CoIIoday. Galen L. Tait,
and C. W. Prettyman.
He declares that the boy's mother
committed suicide by drinking car
bolic acid, and previously had been
confined to an asylum. The boy's
maternal grandmother also died In an
insane aajluni in Baltimore.
The presiding Judges are Associate
Judges Edward C. Peter and Glenn
Indicted on the charge of conspiracy
to defraud tho allotment division of the
War Risk Insurance Bureau. John Rlch
urd ott. twenty-three yars old. a bugler
on the Mayflower, President Wilsons
acht. toda w.w placed under arrest.
It i aliened that ntt entered Inm in
agreement with Lillian Dortha May
borry. of 900 K street southeast, and ni
rescnted hor as his wife in nn effort to
Ket her an allotment from the War ilisli
Investigation by Federal agents, it i.
said, disclosed that the woman was ni i
CUt's wife, and his Indictment followed
Ott has been In the tuny since June 15.
1915. When he entered the service, he de
olared he was unmarried, hut later made
claim for allotment for Miss Mayberry.
to whom the Government says he is not
DID YOU CALL UP
MR. FOX TODAY?
Yes. today Is April Fools' day.
The weather man fooled a lot with
that early morning flurrv or snow
and cold winds. Those summer duds
didn't feel so warm.
April 1 sum did bother
bla Telephone Exchange
500 Innocent victims bf
Jokes called Columbia 744
to speak t
Mr. Fox. The operators, though, very
sweetly, informed them that Columbia
744 was the zoo.
NAW MAN HELD FOR
From the Christian Science Monitor
front photo by Elde.
A national music conservatory tfor
This Is the plan advocated by SergePj
Rachmaninoff, the great Russian
pianist-composer, who has been heard
by Washington audiences Beveral
times this season.
RachmaifinoH would call the Insti
tution the national academy and It
would be under government auspices.
"I see no need for you Americana
to gof abroad, either to compose or to
oe .trained, xour tuuiiuj af.uu.u in
spire you Just as" well as any other
country. But." he said to the Chris
tian Science Monitor, "as a foundation.
you should have at once a national
conservatory, for choice under govern
ment auspices, In New York or Wash
ington. A great, complete and dig
nified Institution, which might be
named the national academy.
"Why you are not yet blessed with
such a school I have often wondered.
There is talk In the newspapers Just
now of an American 'Prix de Rome.
Why go to Rome? Instead of sending
artists to the Old World, you could
make them come to you."
And then Sergei Rachmaninoff roll
ed off the names of a few men whom
he thought qualified for the faculty
of the suggested national school.
"These men." said he, "should not
be bound down by the routine of
teaching. They should have assistants
to relieve them in .details. .'
"Yes." he continued, I believe sin
cerely that a large proportion of
Americans are musical. Wherever I
have gone. I have found receptive
audiences, and more than that, dis
criminating audiences. Nor have I
any cause to complain of your crit
ics." FIRE WIRES CROSS;
Guests ai the Cairo apartments.
1C15 Q street northwest, were thrown
Into a state of excitement shortly af
ter 4 o'clock this morning when the
sounding- of the fire-alarm gong at
the apartment sent them scurrylnsr
through the halls to safety.
Greater excitement was caused
amonsr the guests when, the clanging
of the fire bells announced the ar
rival of the fire apparatus. Firemen
conducted an Investigation, but when
no blaze was discovered, returned to
The gong sounded when wires con
necting with It became crossed. It
was explained that a new fire-alarm
system had been recently Installed at
the apartment. It rang for a half
an hour before a means to stop It
The guests returned to their rooms
when assured that there was no
cause of alarm and faulty wiring was
responsible for the sounding of the
D. i: POLICEWOMAN
QUITS TO GO 1ST
Mrs. Leola N". King. Washington's
Urst traffic policewoman, today re
signed her position in the police df
i partment to take up social service
work in Indiana.
Mrs. King was appointed to the po
lice force on September 30, 191S.
WAGNER AND PULLMAN
HOLD TWIN ANNIVERSARIES
i Frank J. Wagner, chief of the Fire '
Pepartment. and Major Raymond W
j Pullman, superintendent of police, to
day celebrated anniversaries of their
, public service.
Thief Wagner's desk in his office
it the District building, was banked
'ilgh with flowers on the occasion of1
his seventy sixth birthday, and the
beginning of his fortieth as a mem
ber of the fire department.
Several letters of congratulation
were received by Major Pullman upon
the beginning of his fifth year as
'hlcf of police.
.i:ok;ia ti:ch ai';i to dixe.
The Georgia Tech Alumni Club of I
Washington will meet at a dinner ,
at Cushmans Restaurant. C07 Four- ,
teenth street northwest, at 7 o'clock
j tomorrow night. All Georgia Tech I
I men in the city are invited to attend. I
I! IS W
Baltimore, Under Almost Iden
tical Conditions, Gets Milk 2
Cents a Quart Cheaper.
"Why does milk cost the
consumer 16 cents a quart in
Washington and only 14 cents
Why does the Maryland
and Virginia Milk Producers'
Association charge local deal
ers 38 cents a gallon, while
the Maryland and Pennsyl
vania Dairymen's Association
only charges 32 cents to Bal
The cost of feed and other requi
sites are the same ir both localities.
The health restrictions are primarily
the same In Baltimore and Washing
ton, the only difference being that a.
tubercular test is considered un
necessary .by the Baltimore health
authorities unless a specially labeled
grade of milk is sold.
Calls Price Here Abnormal.
That the producers of Washing
ton's, milk supply are exacting aa
abnormally high price for milk was
the statement made to The Times
today by the owner of one Of the
largest dairies in Baltimore. He re
quested that his name be withheld
as he said he did not care to be
mixed up in Washington "milk
"Naw York, producers, working1 un
der worse conditions only charge 32
cents a gallon," he said. "Balti
more's producers charge the same,
and it was only under pressure that
the Washington producers came down
to 3S cents.
Armistice. Cats Costs.
The - managers of the .Fairfield
Farms Dairy, Gardiner's Dairy, and
the City Dairy, of Baltimore, all told
The Times that coBts had dropped on
an average of 10 per cent since the
armistice was signed, and prices had
dropped in Baltimore accordingly.
The price of milk delivered to con
sumers in Baltimore dropped today
to 14 cents, they say, and a further
drop is expected on May 1 to 12 or iJ
cents. The milk supply In Mary
land, Pennsylvania, and Virginia- Is
GETS FAT II S. JOB
J. P. Yoder, formerly special ex&m
irer of the Federal Trade Commis
sion, was sworn in today as secretary
o the commission, to succeed Leonldas
L. Bracken, who resigned recently to
resume the practice of law.
Yoder left the commission in Feb
ruary. 191$, being commissioned a
captain in the army, sanitation corps.
I He has but recently returned from
service in France. Prior to his for
mer connection with the commission.
Yoder was engaged in newspaper
work here. He was born in Kansas,
and since lived in Chicago, New York,
Warren R. Choate. assistant secre
tary, administered the oath of office.
Thomas E. Jackson, a War Depart
ment messenger, was held up at the
point of a pistol and robbed of $20 by
two highwaymen, who stopped him. at
Eleventh and C streets northwest,
Jackson was on his way to his home
tn Arlington. Va.. when the men
halted him. Pohce of the First pre
cinct have been unable to locate the
GANS. McCOY, AND LEMON
RECEIVE JURY PRESENTS
Three well-known Washington citi
zens are happy today with new gifts.
They are Isaac Gans, of -Saks &
Co.; Chief Justice McCoy, of the Dis
trict Supreme Court, and Williams F.
Lemon. lerk of the Supreme Court.
Mr. Gan was given a gold pen
knife and gold chain by his colleagues
on the District grand Jury, with whom
he had served for the last three
months. Z. D. Blackistone presented
Ilenrv H. McKee. president of thi
National Capital Bank, who served on
the criminal jury, presented Chief
Justice McCov with a silver bowl, la
tho name of the members of the jury.
The Jury also presented Williams F.
Lemon, clerk of the court, with a li
brary lamp. I