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WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, lftl?.
Friends Would Have Former
Nominee Take Post of W.
lr fill.?. ???? ?
Strong influencia have added the
urn?? pf Capt. Ja?e? I". Oyster to th?.
li?t of name? bifore Preaident Wil
son for the Dletrlct Commieslonerehip
Thi* fact -rill be ot unu?ual inter
?t in Washington, not only ?????????<*?
of the a*??ton and est?*??*-, in which
Captain Oyater la generally held by
tb? people of the community, but be
\use of well-known Incident? tha*.
prevented hi* becoming Commissioner
???en years ano.
Th- b??t Information available to
day is that President Wilson hss not
vet selected a man for Commissioner,
although his acceptance of the reals
nation of W Gwynn Gardiner was r?*
s-arded by so ne a? a possible fore
runner to his sending to the Senat?,
early next week, a nominali?!, ?
tbe vacancy. The President'? action
,n Mr. Qardlner's case is now said
to have been due to Mr. Gardiner'?
repeatedly expressed ?uh to return
to hi? Law practice.
The President understand? that
ther? la no nocesaary rush about
naming a ?Ommi*ioner. although the
interests of the public would be best
Mr? ed in doing so promptly, particu
larly In view of public utility prob
lem? onstantly arising before the
Public Utilitie.? > ' n-imieeion. some of
which might fail of decision If two
1 'om m ?*?? loners were unable to agree.
This does not seem likely though.
owing to the fact lhat Commissioner??
Brewnlow and Kuts work harmon
ie??ly together on all question?.
Th? C??? et (aratalo, Oyater.
Th? ea*e In which the name of
Captain Oyster once before figured i?
remembered by his friends, who have
always felt that he was a victim ?
a political ?Ituatlon '.hat wa? unu-un1
if not unfair The terms of olfice ??
l'uno ?. Rudolph ??.?i Gen. John A
Johnson, a.? '-ommus.or.er?. botb ex
pti-t? in July. 1912. President Taft
delayed action for a long time. _-.
Rudolph was willing to accept ?a?'.?
er nomination, but General Johr.?"?j
was not. Early in 1913. after Mr
Wilson had b-en elected P: ?indent ir.
the N?">ver?ib*?r pre?-???! nn Mr Ta'.".
sent to the .????nat'? t'?e -? ?mi nit .on? ?>*
Mr Rudolph and lame? F. Oyster
f?r the vacancies. Mr Taft knew thnt
th? Democrats, then in control of ?! ?
Senate, were aispo?e?l to hold-up all
nomination? until after Mr. Wil?on
cam?? Into office but he thought ?*?.. ?
as Captain Oyster was a Democ?v. ,
hi? party would confirm the nomina
tion The Democratic Senate wou''
mot act upon either nomination, and
Captain Oysttr'e ambition to be Corr -
taiMioner failed, throjgh no fault ot
President Wlleon, some month? af
ter being sworn in. nominated Oliver
P. Newman for that bacancy. and
later name? Frederick I. Slddons. now
an associate Justice of the Distrrt
Supreme Court, for the position held
by Mr Rudolph, who is a Republican
oaa who did n? ?. expect to retain h .?
position under a Democratic Admin
Although Captain Oy*ter i? a Dem ,
erat. and ha? contributed to the cam
paign fund? of that party, hi? Con
gressional friends ot the oppos ">
faith have a ht-rh regard for him.
Sit?it*?? May Be Rev??e?
go the situation that formerly ex
isted may be r??veraed. Captain Oy?
ter, a Demo? ra?. once refuaed con?
flrmation by hi? own party because he
wa? nominit'd by a Republican Presi
dent, may b<? nominated by a Demo
ran?* Preeident and confirmed by a
Of course, there t? admittedly con
?iderable ?peculation in this, although
I m m e 4 late
aad -areful at
he ?Mven t o
the fleet Indi
ga??n of ?v?
troubl?. Dr i?or
silgi.t '.mpertectlon tod? ?
one save? much u?ele?s an
noyance later in life.
H. E. Gresener,
Ua1??i<?lrl?t aad Ur?U?iau
set a nt. ? w.
WANT TO DANCE
\ em torn l.rarn At the
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121? %ew > eri? K\r. turar 131h *?? ?
('hoo.-ie the only up t. ?ia?.?? danci'n?
s? ademy ?outh of New York that's the
RMHTWAY Af'ADKMV; private lea
?a? any hour. ???; you need no ap
ntment Open 9 a. m. -10 d iu
?hone Franklin TOM. v'
Way? (oc t rt ? &?>?? ,r1
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WOW! SOME KICK!
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"Jump Steady," New Boot
leg Whiskey, Sende Forty
to Hospital Here.
SIP KNOCKS YOU COLD
<z | H
Popular Drink Is Made from
Wood Alcohol Purchased
At Paint Shops.
The liquor thirsty Waahing
tonlans have discovered a new
beverage, known in ".lump
Steady.' and as a reault some
thirty or forty men and women
today occupy cota in the Wash
ington Asylum Hospital. Thia
drink causes temporary insanity
and may lead to blindness.
H~ iiunxruu? have been the
cases at the hospital of men and
women crazed with drink that Dr.
Frank Abbott, hospital superin
tendent, began an investigation
into the causes From one of
the patients Di. Abbott obtained a
flask of whiskey known as "Jump
Steady." and he also learned that
this whiskey was being sold by
bootleggers throughout the city.
The results of his Investiga
tion were startling, It was
learned that t*he alcohol used In
this whiskey la purchased in
paint stores. Makers of this
ilquor purchase from these stores
quantities of denatured alcohol,
u.?ed to dissolve varnish and shel
lac. The benzine ?.nd gasoline.
which the denatured alcohol
contains. Is removed by fire and
all that remains is w.?>d and
grain alcohol. This alcohol is
then mixed with various other
Ingredients, making whiskey.
Daagereaa to Eyesl-bt.
Dr. Abbott today pointed out
that wood alcohol used to any
extent is dangerous to the eye
"Although we have had no
blindnes.i resulting from the
cases we now hav?. I would not
be surprised to see any of the
patients stricken blind." said Dr.
Kxplaining the effect of "Jump
Steady." Dr. Abbott said:
"Ordinarily a man can drink a
half pint of whiskey without be
coming Intoxicated to such an ex
tent he cannot control himself.
With "Jump Steady" one or two
drinks Is sufficient to make a
man temporarily insane. A man
or woman who haa been dnnkini?
this liquor is irresponsible and
la dangerous while under its in
"Recently at one of the promi
nent hotels here a man attempted
to commit suicide. He had taken
several drinks of this whiskey,
had become temporarily insane,
and was Imbued with the Idea
of killing himself. Only for the
timely entrance of friends this
man probably would have Jumped
out of the window. He was r??
moved to the hospital and has
Lasts Only Several Days.
"The effects of this drink lasn
only several days, bui during the
entire time the patient is a lan
gerous person. Of the patients
we have here one-lialf of them
Dr. Abbott has net yet learned
the eff?-cts thi? liquor has upon
the person's health after he has
been di."*haraed from the hos
pital. The flask of "Jump Steadv"
is now being examined In the
laboratories of the Health De
partment of the District.
Th?? public is warned against
bootleg whiskey by Dr Abbott.
"The liquor being sold in the
city at this time by bootleggers
Is unfit to drink." said Dr. Ab
bott. "and every time a man
drinks It he |? tuk r.g a chance.
It is all Inferior t" the liquid sold
before the wartime prohibition
th? facts are that i'aptaln Oyster's
friends have preseri'ed hi? name to
th? F'resldent and some of them have
assurance that if he is nominated tho
Senate will confirm him.
It has been practically made known
that the Republicans of the Senato
do not propose to confirm any more
Democratic nominations in the next
fifteen montha than they can fairly
avoid, owing to their ot-llef that they
will elect the next Pre? dent and con
trol the Federal patronage. The Dis
trict Commiseionership is one of the
positions the Republl? an Senate has In
mind. Some of the Senators charge
that the District law intends that the
Board of Lommiaelon<rs? shall bi- non
partisan. Mr Brownlow is a Demo
crat, and so was Co'mm ssloner i'ardl
ner Colonel Kuta is an army officer
without political affili?t.ens
Because of events ***m% years asro
Captain Oyster's nommai ion would
not be turned down, it is intimated
but that of any other Democrat would
be held up or rejected, if reports arc
Pleasln* To OrgaaD.atioaa.
Captain Oyster'? friends to 'ay
hoped the situation would develop ta
vorably to him. and that the President
would consider the fac'a pia???.,? be
fore him. Captain Oyster ha? long
been prominent in th?? Board of Trade
Chamber of Commerce and other or
ganisations, having held the highest
position* In the two former bodiea.
Captain oyster has not be<<>rm. an
??vowed eaatJMate for the CommU
sionership. and has not asked *?*upp,,r.
What has been done in his behalf |a
without his knowledge, it is state?!
and has been ?ione by those who f< , ?
he would make an excellent Commis
Supporters of the Rev. John Van
Schalck feel confident he Is the man
who will land the var-incy. but th?y
admit there Is n?. d?finit*? Information
that he has been selected They base
their hopefulness upon the fact that
Dr Van eVhatch is tier*., n a 11 y kn?.\ ?
t'? the President and members of the
President's family, and f >r thst reason
?rht have "flrst call" with the Presi
? nt. Whether Dr. Van Schaick's po
litical vi*-?s would meet objection in
the Senate is not known.
Many Organizations Report.
Membership Doubled and In
Some Cases Tripled.
With half of the "D. C. Organized
Citizenship" drive over, nearly every
citizens' association in the District
has reported Its membership doubled,
some tripled. In several associations
the membership haa increased to such
an extent that two associations may
be formed out of the one organiza
The formation of the Kalorama Road
and Staunton Park Citizens' Associa
tion is announced by Jesse C. Suter.
chairman of the campaign commit
tee, who states that the applications
In these sections have been ao large
that it was deemed best to establish
The Kalorama association will tak?
in the territory north of Florida ave
nue and west of Sixteenth street.
This Includes the hornea of men and
women prominent in local and na
tional affairs. Paul Bleyden. Edwin
Hege and James T. Lloyd, are doing
the organizing in this section.
The Staunton Park aasociation
takea In the territory In northeast
from East Capitol to F street. First
to Ninth street. A committee to effect
an organization in this section w.l
be appointed shortly.
others To Be Formed.
Various other associations will be
formed within th? next month, as a
result of plans of numerous organiza
tions to "split" and form two asso
That the drive is making wonderful
progress Is the belief of Chalrmar,
Suter. The drive is to obtain 25,00n
additional men and women as citi
zens' association members and unof
ficial reports today Indicate that at
least half of this number has been
Convassers from various associa
tions are atill continuing their visits
to homes In an effort to secure new
members. "The house-to-house can
vas? haa been the most successful
method of securing; application?.
Washington Topham, of the North
Washington Citizens' Association
holds the record for securing new
members. Sin? e the drive began Mr.
Topham has secured application.- from
Houston To Be Active.
Secretary of Agriculture Houston,
who signed up several days ago, has
inquired of the drive committee the
date of the next meeting of the as
sociitiOn in his neighborhood. "When
I apolied for membership I did so with:
the intention of ac.ending meetings,"!
the "iccretary said
Wilber *H. Estey. eisbursing clerk
of the Houae of Repr?sent?t! ves, is
the first to enroll at the Capitol. His
app cation was secured by J. Clinton
Hiat, of the Columbia Heights Ajso
B.ery Washington?**?? has been!
ask-d to fly the American flag on hie
home, officie and automobile to aid the
campaign. It is requested the flaga
be lisptayed until next Monday, the
final day of the drive.
Automobiles Are Needed.
W.men volunteer workers and au
tomchlles are needed to aid the drive
committee. Persons wishing to vol ?
unt?er a few spare hours or loan
? their automcfbile should get in touch
with W. li. Weatiake. at room .VII,
Menbers of the Washington Chap
ter of the "Thirteen club.' a civic
organization composed ,,f y,,ung busi
ness men. will assist the drive ion;
mitte.? In canvassing th.? downtown
office buildings, it was aniiouncu
Claude Owen, president or the cluh.
'announces that the "tliiiteen'' wl.l
?anvass the Woodward and Southern
. buildings tomorrow aftern? on.
? special effort will be made by
the drive committee to secure addi
tional association member? in tne
southeast and northeast, in that sec
tion the men and women are rather
slow in applying for mtmberehlp in
the v.trlous associations
New organizations ar? to he form
ed In an effort to obtain the intere.?-.
of every person in these sections.
GIRL SCOUT CAPTAINS
WILL HOLD ELECTION
Officers wl'l be elected at a meet
ing of the Captains' 4*iub of the <;iri
Scouts of the Distri??!, to be luid at
2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at c.irl
Beaut h'-adquarters. mom '?if. \v,,,,r|.
ward building. All Scout captains and
lieutenants have been in\ ited to at
The ?horu? ?r l.ooo ?r ; i r ? Beauts
which will sing at the Q'rl Scout rally
on December ?, will have a reheat ?al
at S:M ?? lock Saturday afternoon at
the Thomson Hchool. Twelfth and _
strtaMs northwest. All ?Stri Scouts in
th?? city have b?-en instructed to at
tend. The chorus Is b.ing trained
by Ralph W Hill, of the < '?immunity
Mrs. Montgomery Blair. Ciri s?-out
commissioner, him announced that Hie
rally on December ? will be held In
Mevorial Continental Hall. Admis
slon will b?? free, slid no collection
will be taken. The general public
has been invited to attend. The ob
ject of the rally Is to arouse Inter
est In the ?Jlrl Scout movement and
acquaint the public with the varied
activities of the organization.
FOX TO MEET ALL-COMERS.
Charles W. Fox. Washington i>h?-?
Player, will meet all comers slmul
taneoiiH'y at M ??"?-lock Saturday night
at the Capital 4'lty ("hese Club in the
Washington Loan and Trust Building.
Ninth and F street? northwest. Those
desiring to play are requested to bring
their own seta
JACK BAKER, son of the Secret-ary of War, and little
Miss Adrian Mayer, caught by the camera man as
they were emerging from the White House after selling
a quantity of Red Cross Christmas seals to Mrs. Wilson.
Family Gives Thanks As
Charity Brings New Life
Poverty Disappears in Little Georgetown Home
and Invalid Father Sees New Hope As People
,<- of Capital Drive Suffering Away.
Happiness, and a real cause for
thunkhgiving has come to the family
of Frank Jon??. 1053 Thirty-first
Through the dark shadow <?f pov
erty, hopelessness and suffering
which has clouded the little home in
Georgetown for two year?, there has
come ;i bright, ?ninnine ray of glad
ness, bringing the promise of a new
beeMnnincr and a new life. Faith,
hope and charity have vi?itod tho
home, and the greuleat of these wa*
The story in best told in the bare
pr< ?entat ?on of two pictures. On??
who visited the home down by the
Georgetown canal a araci*; ago fan
the first, nnd one who goes today
will ?ee the second.
Three In One II? d.
1?st week a visitor entered the
house bearing No. lo.*.! Thirty-first
street, scratched in lead pencil on th?
door. There were three room?, ?
front room, a middle room, and a
kitchen. II wa.? cold that morniniv,
a/id the interior of th<- home wa?
chilly, damp and darkened. The fiont
room was dev?>id of furniture. In *.^o
midill?? room, on a scantily cover 1
bed. lay Frank .lone?, for two years
an invalid, Mffaritag from the effe?.?'.?
of an injury to his spin??. Sharing? *..V*
beil were hi.? two childiin. Frank, a
little boy. and hia tiny baby eisler.
Ta?? e?s not enough covering. 1'
was explained, for the babies to oc
cupy another bed.
Bending over the old kit. hen stove
in the rear of th*? house was Mrs.
Jon??.?, endeavoring to co?x Into flam??
a few ?.mouldering; coals ?ind piece? of
cok?. It wa? difficult t,i heat th*
horn.?, she said. Fuel ?A a? ?carie,
th? re was no chance of getting any
mor?- Conservation wa? necessary.
for th" coke had to COOk the meals
for a long time to come There was
little food on hand. But what Im
pressed the visitor was the absolute
lack of hope. For the .lories family,
fighting a losing struggle Tor two
years, had about given up.
Picture Different Today.
Today the picture i? different. The
front room is bright and cherry, clean,
and well heaf'd by a little coal stove.
Besid?? it sits the Invalid in a wheel
??hair, and at his f?et ;*ere's a tiny
?radie In which lies th?? baby girl.
Over in one corner, steadily repeating
to anyone who ?ares to listen to his
tal?? of how the cow jumped over th<?
moon, is young Frank, the boy. who
is going to kindergarten tomorrow
dressed in a new suit of clothes nini
proudly exhibiting the eff. cts of his
first hair ?-ut by a regalar barber.
Mrs. .Ion?? is very busy, for ????">
begun a ? 1? aning-up campa >gn in the
home which has made tin? ?lu?t ?f '"
? louds for ?everKl ?lays. In the yard
to the rear of the home there's a ton
of coal. In the pantry there's plenty
of gooil. wholesomi? food, on the two
beds in the mobile rooni. freshly j
i?ude up ami clean with ticw lln?'"?
there? plenty of covering ? end In
the bank there's money.
But the greatest blessing has been
the visit of five doctors to the home,
two of whom have promised to make
Mr. Jones walk within a year and
have begun their treatment.
*?ev? Life For All.
? Washington woman, ?killed In
basketry work, has paid a visit to
I the home, and will b j?ln teaching the
| Invalid how to make baskets and
other wicker work, something to oc
1 cupy his mind and his hands, ?.nd
! som??thing by which he can keep that
ton of coal tn the back yard and the
? pantry well stocked w th food.
It's a new lite, a i.rw beginning, for
the .Ion?'s family. Down and out. with
the specter of the "poor hou^e" and
consequent separation from hi.? two
children staring him in the face, a
week ag?> Mr. Jones wrote to The
Times and asked for work lom? kind
of work for an invalid who couldn't
walk. A presentation of hi? case ap
peared in the newspaper, and a num
ber of Washingtonians responded by
visiting the home and helping in the?
reconstruction of the family. ?????G
names are withheld at their own re
???o the Jones family has a new be
ginning and a new future ahead. They
have faith; they have hope; they have
received the benefit?- of cheerful giv
ing. Anil It I? for them to prove again
that the greatest of these is charity.
Bounteous R<-pn?t Today.
Today the table at the Jones' home
?for It Is really a home today-?was
set with a bounteous repast The
children were happy, and with all the
exhuberanc?e of youth, were awaiting
the meal the Utile mother was pre
paring in the kltch?'ii
The Invalid father, too, wa? happy.
He talked of the treatment given him
by doctors, and the very atmosphere
of the home la now p?rva<led by a
spit it of optimism ?There only a
?short time ago the family was given
ever to dlspait
JUNIOR RED CROSS GIVES
CANDY TO WOUNDED MEN
The donation was si-nt toda?
KIlMboth*? Hospital, to be a part of
the Thanksgiving I >ay c?l?bration?.
MIks .Ian?? Lock wood was in charge of
Organized Citizenship Drive
Believing organized citizenship beneficial to my
neighborhood, the District of Columbia and the nation,
? hereby apply for membership in the Citizens' Asso
ciation in whose territory I reside and pay herewith
$1.00 on account of dues.
Clip this coupon out and mail it to the D. tl. Or
ganized Citizenship Committee, 501 District building.
Inauguration of Platoon System
Also Seems Likely to Be
Kstahllshment of additional junior
high schools and the inaugurating o?'
the platoon system in the graded
schools as a means of relieving con
gestion is favored by the Board of
Kducation. it was learned yesterday
after the board met and discussed for
more than one hour these two pro}
From Superintendent Thurston the
board learned Junior high school.?
were bein- established in all parta of
the country. "The time Is coming
when the seventh and eighth gratles
will be abolished and the Junior high
course will replace them.'' Superin
tendent Thurston. who favors the
schools, told the board.
All over the country public school
systems are quickly learning the
value of these schools, said the Super
intendent. "Private schools discov
ered long ago how beneficial were
these schools." Mr. Thurston told the
board, "and though the public schools
are a little behind they are steadily
catching up with the more modern
method? of school instruction."
Vaa ?*ckal?*L Interested.
Dr. John Van Schaick. Jr.. president
of the board, is very much Interested
in junior schools. It is chiefly
through Dr. Van Schaick s efforts that
the entire board is beginning to favor
In adressing the board yesterday
Superintendent Thurston announced
he would recommend, at the board's
next meeting, that the platoon sys
tem be operated in a number of the
graded school buildings. At present
there are about fifteen or twenty
buildings where this system can be
eaaily and effectively used, replacing
the present methods.
"I hav?! just complete?! a study of
several schools. " the superintendent
said, "and I find that in ene school
which ordinarily accommodates ?oo
students. I can. with the platoon sys
tem, accommodate nearljr ?,.???? pupils
without additional teacher?."
Roar* la la|in*wt*4l.
The hoard aeemed to be favorably
impressed with Mr. Thurston's ex
planation of the value of the platoon
rysjtem. The superintendent said
?peelflo recommendations wirold be
made just as soon aa he had visited
sev<*ral more schools and conferred
with general school officers on the
"Something will have to he done
Immediately." said the superinten
dent. "A serious situation confronts
us. We are reaching the point where
we can only seat our pupils ? not
properly teach them Some relief
must he forthcoming very shortly.
"If the increased enr<illment con
tinues, and 1 see no reason why it will
not. we will be compelled to establish
half-day classes in probably all the
?traded schools. This is not fair to
the child. He is entitled to a full
day's Instruction, and crowded con
ditions should not he the cause of
holdiag back his education. This is
why it i? so necessary that the prea
ent conditions M relieved."
"rt ood D?cision Reversed.
The District Corporation Counsel's
office informed the hoard by letter
yesterday that the District Supreme
Court. Justice Hltz presiding, had re
versed the decision of the hoard in the
case of Miss Alice Wood, Western
High School teacher, suspended last
March for discussing Bolshevism in
her ? lassroom.
Dr. Van Schaick dineted Harry O.
Mine, secretary to the board, to com
municate with Conrad H. Syme, Cor
poration Counsel, to learn whether It
would be ad\isablo to appeal from the
decision of the court, ("ounsej Syme
is of the opinion that the board has
good grounds for appealing.
DISTRICT TAKING CARE
OF ITS EX-SERVICE MEN
Washington is taking rare of Iti
former eervtoe men. This is ?hown by
ligure? mad?* public today by the serv
ie, and information branch of the
office of the assistant to the Secretary
During th?? l>,st fiv? we*?ks the
bureau operated by the Citizens' Em
ployment Service placed 7S3 former
service men at work. Fully 80 per
ceni of the ex-servil?? men who reuis
i.'i.d at the War Department's local
bureau during the same period ob
In addition to the local bureau, the
War I >ep:irtment also maintains a
special bureau where positions are
lound for t.chuicall;, traimi and pro
visional nun. Out of the $71 au?'h
applicants in the last three woks, 38;?
\n?t> a ? ven positions.
In addition to finding work for ex
servie?? men. the local bureau placed
4 4 7 civilian? In positions, out of 81S
DISTRICT JEWS TO AID
Julius I.. Peyser and Simon Wolf,
of Washington, have been appoint?*d
by the executive council of the Inde
pendent Order of linai Brlth aa
members of a special ?-ommittec to
confer with Secretary Danaing re
garding the pogroms in I'krainia.
charle? Hartman, of New York Pity,
and Jacob Singer, of Philadelphia,
also are members of the <?<> nmlttee.
It is tin- object of the special com
mlttee to obtain the gond "ffices of
the I'nlted Suites CovernmeYit to pre
sent any further outrage?, and to re
liev??. as far a?*1 possible, th?? condi
tions of the oppressed people of
Numerous Holdups and Rob
beries Successful ? Family
Washing Taken From Line.
Hold-up men ?nd ?neak thieves
early today and laat night again
reaped a harvest Home? etere loot
ed, two men were held up aod rob
bed of money and one of an ove?
coat, at the point of revolvera, lock
ere were broken open and robbed and
a numbrr of bicycles were stolen In
one Instance, a thief stripped the
family laundry from a line In a yard
in the southeast.
^ In connection with the hold-up of
William Thompson, colored, 160? ?
?treet northwest, the police are le-ok
ing for a man wearing the uniform
of a soldier, who, with ? confederate,
threatened to "shoot to kill" If
Thompson made an outcry when he
was waylaid early today on ? street
between Twenty-flret and Twenty
?econd ?treets northwest.
The mysterious "svoldter" has been
operating during the week and a de
scription given of him by ?ever?
Washingtonians who hav? been held
up and robbed taille? Hm confed
erate wears a tight-fitting suit, gray
cap While the "?oldler" thrust, ?
revolver at Thompion. the lad with
the "fght-flttlng ?ult" rifled hi?
pocket?, t?klng tiff
torri???! Is St?*??.
Disappointed ?t not finding more
than $2 in the pockets of George ?
Douglas?. ?,?lored. 16*?A ? ?tree!
southeaat, a negro highwayman ?trip
ped him of hi? overcoat and then told
him to "beat It."
"If you turn back or cry out. I'll
fire a bullet Into you.' was the part
ing warning of the footpad
Douglass reported his experience to
the Klghth precinct police station, the
I hold-up occurring at Fourth and W
1 ?treet? northwe?t, ?hortly after 11
' o'clock laat night.
That ?ome thieves are not respect
ors of person.? or edifice* was demon
strated again last night when Will
iam K. Collier, sexton of the Churcb
1 of the Covenant, discovered an In
truder in the chapel, Eighteenth and
M streets northwest. When the in
truder saw the sexton he hurried
1 from the chapel. Investigation did
! not reveal th?t anything had been
stolen, prohably due to th? fact that
the thief had been frightened off.
Asked to change a SIC bill by a
negr?> yesterday afternoon ?icharlah
T. Thoma?. tSlO Howard ?treet north
west pulled ten II note? from hi?
pocket. Before he realised what had
happened, the negro *,eis?-d tbe money
j from his band and ran off
Fifty dollars' worth of Thrift
Stamps, jewelry valued at ???? and
several article? of rlethlO?; valued at
$.M). were part of the lo" stolen by a
sneak thief who broke into the home
! of George L. Buck roan. 1410 Newton
I street northwest, yesterday
Mr. Buckman. who is a linotype
operator, discovered the robbery when
he reached his home laat night. The
thief ransacked the entire hou??
while members of the family were
?teal? Waal Off Mae.
Mrs Mary Berg. His ? street
southeast. was the Washingtonian
who loBt her family laindry Return
ing t?> her home from a ahopplng tour
downtown yesterday afternoon. Mra
Berg discovered that someone bed
entered the yard of her home and
stolen clothing worth $50 which had
been washed in the morning and hung
out to dry.
Paul Briggs. 2.17 Ninth street north
east, reported that hie bicycle had
been stolen from the Kastern High
School While in the Young Men'?
Christian Association central building
last plght. Robert Whaley. 1706 0
street northwest, left his bicycle in
front of the building. An hour later
he discovered It had been stolen
After hi? classes at the . Business
High School last night. John Linkin?.
4(*2 <; street southweet, discovered
that his bicycle had been stolen from
the hallway of the school. Another
school boy. Robert Hibb? 14? Thoma?
street northwest, had hi? bicycle
stolen from in front of the McKinley
High School last night
FORMER G. U. MAN HURT
SERIOUSLY IN COLLISION
His skull fractured and suffering
from internal Injurie?. William Holli
baug.h. twenty-four years old. of
Adams Mill road, formerly a student
at Georgetown Fniversity. today )? in
a critical condition at the Casualty
Hospital. Returning from a dance in
celebration of Georgetown's football
victory. Hollibaugh wa? injured when
? 11 automobile in which he wa? riding
crashed into another machine near
Cleveland Park. Little hope is enter
talneii foa his recovery.
While crossing Fourteenth ?treet ?t
Park road laat night. Mi?? Nora ??or
don, twenty-five \ears old. 13*? 7
Qutmy street northwest, was slightly
Injured when kit by an automobile
owned and operated by K. M. Nlchol?,
144s I'ark road. Miss Gordon was
abale to walk to her home.
Le?ulse Bell, colored, of Fifteenth
? treet northeast, today I? at the Cm
unity Hospital suffering from shock
gud internal injurie? re?eived last
night when knocked down hy an au
tomobile operated by Samuel Morgan
2030 L ?treet northwest, at Maryland j
avenue and Thirteenth street north-',
east. Mr. Morgan placed the colored j
woman in hia machine and while he. j
was hurrying her to the hospital hi? !
automobile collided with a machine,]
owio-il and operated by ?,*? W? Bell, 501
Stanton place. Morgan was released
ein collateral for hearing In Police
Court on a charge of colliding.
Knocked down by an automobile
while crossing Thorn?? circle last
night. Ralph Marfard. twenty-one
years old. litt Colorado road, received
a gash on his forehead and was taken
to the Kinerg? iicy Hospital. Ha? r.v
Irait. 17.'?.:'. Nin?'teenth street north
west, who was operating the auto
mobile declares the accident was un
avoidable as Mr. Marfard stepped
from the curb and hurried acro?? the
circle in front of his machine.
A LEGAL RIGHI
Salary Commission Consideri
Removing Vacations From
Th? Congressional Joint Commis? or
on r-eclaaalflcatton of aaJarles Is co*?
?Idering a rs-oommendatlon that thirtj
days' annual leave with pay. for G-??
? rnment employee, he given the statu?
of a legal tight Such leave la at
present regarded aa no e re ry a prt?rr
The inequalities of the annual leav??
system haa been a aubject of attack
for years. The Federal Employ?*
l'nlon has be*n leading the figtn u
make this leave more than a promtaa
to be fulfilled or d?til?***. There hav?
been numerous lndlvdiual caa?? 01
complaint where employes r***<*e|Y-**i
less than half of the vaaatien w
which they were entitled Some It
fact, have not r*e<*alv4?d any
Curtailment of leave privilege? wa?
?specially apparent during the war
Dissatisfaction created by sort a con
dltlon waa aggravated by the man;
hours of overtime work whlek tr
most instance? wer: by unrewarded.
Pliable Prl* liege.
While there ar? thousands of Gov
ernment employes who receive then
'?.?" ?) rt.* day? arnuai >as*ation I'
ha? been a pliable privilege exerrlse?
a<(ord?ng to the varying discretion'
of bureau heads
If the recias?! fication corn m issi or
recommend? a legal right status t<
Congress, which it doubtless will tl ?
recommendation will ?earry with It t
definite system of annual leave. Th?
commtsslor.er? tak? tin positior. that
sir,ce th? rlrr??:? of t r. ? Governmem
must be protei ted at all time? em
rloye? should tak? their *a<ationi
when the flo'?rritn?nt car beat spar?
them, rather than when the empio) ei
would like to lake leave Any in. on
venience arising from this ?ould b.
reduceo l<? a minimum by recenrln?
application? for leave, and maklag 1
ached ule accordingly.
Contrary to repeated cridclam tha
Government workers f>k? ad-.ani.afP
of sick leave Privileg?*?, r?p?:>rt? to tb?
rer i ass 1 fi? anon commission ?bow thai
th? ufa?? annual sick leav? >? aerai
days, while thirty days are allowe<l
I*r?**r oatatsV Wart?.
The commltt?*? Investigating lea??
problems 1? at present f-anrilng a re
port ot tardiness. Saturday half-hell
day?, ?ver time pay and ' p ittxiai
on outside work, which in? ludes ?du
cation, outside work for pa> hterar}
work on unofficial ?ubj?*< u and at
tendance at sciontifi? ar.d t?chate?*,
. onver.tuns cl empli)??
The printing trade? of the Gover?
ment will b?? given a h?-ering befor?
the ie laes.fi at ? r. commission lomor
row morn'ng at * .10 o clock in Hoots
41'?. Senat* office bu.lding Thi??rou|
embraces approximately 2?i.(*Ot> em
plo)?s In the Government I'rintlnf
Office and lh? Bureau o? Kngravtsg
The women of the <; G O. will b?
represented by a committee head?*?*
by Miss Ama G. Burke alla? Boll?
A Tr~uland la chairman of the com
mi-.tee from the bureau
Daniel 1 Daane, president ? ' th?
Preikmcn's I'nion. la chairman of tb?
committee represen, na v> o .graph ?
cal printing presswerk and book
binding Harvey Hunt heads the COA
mute* of plate printers, engrarara
lithographers and the rxi?c?man> oui
ARTIST TO LECTURE.
P Bryant Bake?, English artist
Will deliver an u?'.'? *? 1 r "Cor tempap
ary British Art' at a meeting of Oh
Business Women's Coun?-il In th?
Church of the t'ovenant. KigiteenLl
? nd ? ?ireet? northwest tomorrc?
evening at 7 3d o'clock
Uta aad Pa. Ave.
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n*asit Tari... ?ad il?>lrr Urmslai
Mashed ??????<? ? ranlx rrj ?aue-r
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