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? STREETS SAFE
District Government Will Rec
ommend Traffic Court and
More Rigid Stautes.
By BILL PRK*K.
All the police power of the District
government was today put Into play
to make th? streets of Washington
safer for human lives by diminishing
Commissioner Brownlow, who haa
direct control of the police depart
ment, personally took charge of the
situation and announced that there
will not only be strict enforcement
of traffic lawa, but a campaign of
education deaigned to arouae motor
ists and pedestrians to greater care.
To theae there may grow new po
lit*? regulations against "jay-walk
ing" In the streets, and the creation
by Congress of a new police Judge
who will preside over what will be
known as the "traffic court" in which
nothing but traffic cases will be
tried, and in which the judge and
other officials will devote themselves
wholly to efforts to reduce traffic ac
Commissioner Brownlow held an
Important conference with C inrad
Syme, corporation counsel, and Major
Pullman. Superintendent of Police. A
abort time later Major Pullman went
into conference with all police cap
tains, lieutenants and inspector?.
Each gathering had the same sub
ject before it?that of the sharp in
rr*a*a in street fatalities, due to traf
flc accidents, and the resolve ??1
that the most strenuous efforts mas'?.
be used to better conditions.
Th? rUtsn-Fset RtBse.
In the regular morning bull<*ttn to
captains of the police department
Major Pullman gave directions that
ther? must be the strictest poss.b;?:
enforcement of the rule that mo
torists must stop fifteen feet behind
all street cars taking on or letting
off pnssengers. He haa directe?! that
all persona arrested for this offense
I shall be heid for the limit of col
,ateraJ. ?40. ? ?
ijor Pullman t*Uel?n-? this to b* a
aost dangerous practice and largely
?sponatbl? for msny serious actj?
ienta Police off!? ers are asked to get
many witnesses as possible, "be
se the guilty person with friends
riU try to get off before the courts
?y ?"-ootradicting the officer and claim
that hs did not start his machine
kntil after the stret car had started."
-Ther* the Blasse Lie?.
almost unanimous opinion ot
prteent at todays conference
ras that the main cause of traffic ac
uden is are these:
1?Reckless driving on the part ef
lotortsta? with disregard of traffic
2?Great carelessness on the part of
lb? public ir. crossing str<??ts in any
"?trectlon instead of st retrular street
There are contributory canses that
ar? well r*?eognlzed, but the founda
tion trouble ts located In the two
Major Pullman said today that the
?iivan: mous opinion of police official?
is that Washington pedestrians bat
1.000 as "jay walkers," thereby di
rectly contributing to a large number
of serious accidents.
Consideration ts being given by the
? Ommission?rs to drawing a new po
?.?*?? regulation that will make It an
<->fT?m?e for pedestrians to cross
Stsests a* any other point than regu
lar cros'ing?. .*>orr>? years ag ? su?-h
^ regulation was passed bi't the ??
?? <*ourt knocked It oat. Most of
'he citi**? of the country hav- antl
ay-walking laws and enforce thero
it advanta??*, It Is stated.
Mr. Syme s assistants in the police
o-art will urge the judges of that
-onrt to increase the severity of sen
fncM for violation of traffic laws
nd notably so in r\set of drivers of
machines who have severaJ times
be*n arrested for speeding or r*>ck
letM driving. It ts believed that heav
ier sentences will do much toward
minimizing dangers that ar? now
?i*o*_alng the community.
Most of the worst accidents occur
outside the congested traffic centers
of tb? city. Major Pullman said today
"In the congested districts of the
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CL. E. S. THE ALL,
of the United Stetes
ma.rule corps, who lies in
a serious condition in the
Emergency Hospital today
as the result of injuries
received when struck by
an automobile yesterday.
COL THEALL, RUN DOWN
BY AUTO, IN HOSPITAL
("orwiition of Marine Corps Officer
Critical?Wife in New York
Not ifi?- ?
Col. K. S. Theall, United States
marine corpa, is in a critical con
dition today at the Emergency Hos
pital as th?? result of Injuries received
last night when he wa? struck by an
automobile at Connecticut avenue ant!
Bancroft place. Colonel Theall is
?uffering from a fractur'd skull,
physician?? at the hospital declared
The marine officer walked in front
of the machine operated by Eugene
Abad?a, the police say, and wa.? un
conscious when picked up and hurried
to the hospital in a passini; automo
Mm. Theall. who ha.? been visiting
In New York, has been notified of the
?iccident. and I? expected to arrive at
her home. 1746 ? street northwest,
ONE KILLED, MANY HURT
DI TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
R. M. Rhine, Strark br Automobile,
Diee At Freedtman'e
One man was Rilled and severa!
peraona injured in traffic accident*?
yesterday and laat night.
R. M. Rhin??, thirty-seven years old.
of 1601 Third ?treet northwest, wa
?truck by an automobile at Fourth
and Q atreet? northwest, shortly after
3 o'clock last night and died a shor?
ilme later at Freedman's Hospital.
The automobile, the police say. wa?
I operated by James T. Holme*, colored
11123 Temperance avenue northwest
| and was going south on Fourth street
. when it atruck Rhine. Holmea Is
being held by the police of the E;e;hth
I precinct for a coroner's Jury, which
' will conduct an inquest this after
Five per?ons were Injured yester
; day afternoon when a train of the
Washington. Baltimore and Annapolis
railroad crashed Into a street car of
the Washington Railway and Electric
"ompany at Twenty-sixth street and
The injure-d, all of whom were pas
?engera on the street car, were Mary
Vugustine. forty-four years old, of
Seat Pleasant, Md.; Walter Weaver
thlrty-thr?-e yeara old, 640 L street
northeast; William Finchuren. ten
years old. Ml Ridge road northeast
and Louis Hurwitz, eighteen years old
450 R street northwest. They wer?
taken to Casualty Hospital. Henr
Lavender, fifty-five years old, 1513
Olive atreet, was injured, but refused
The W. B. and A. train waa a ?pe
rlai train bringing hundreds of rac
ing "fans" back to the city after the
BAKER TO PLAY TENNIS
??1 SNOW CHASES HUW
Indications are that Secretary of
War Baker, most inveterate tennis
player in official Washington, will
continue operations on the courts
south of the White House until they
are? snow???! under.
Each atternoon. moderate or chill,
?unny or grey. Baker ens-age? in a
rattlini* singles or doubles cont.-at
with W?r Ieepartment companion?.
From the windows of President W'il
aon's room a clear view of the court?
can be obtained. It ia said that Bake.r,
who Is tied with Secretary of the
Treaaury and Se-nator-to-be Glass for
short stature Cabinet honors, haa so
I developed hi.? gam-e that there is not
the ?lightest danger of Its beini? ?
depressing influence to the Chief
1424 New York Ave. N W.
Applications for Citizen Asso
ciation Membership May Be
Made at Stations.
Fitty-flve fire and police stations
throughout the city today were desig
nated recruiting stations for the "D.
G, Organized Citizenship" drive.
Thousands of applications have been
jent to these stations and every po
Iceman and fireman is to become a
anvasser in the campaign to lncreas<
membership in Washington's citizens'
Associations from 10,000 to 25,000
This announcement was made to
lay following a conference between
Major Raymond W. Pullman, chief of
police; Chief Frank J. Wagner, fire
lepartment; Jesse C. Suter, chairman
of drive committee, and W. B. West
lake, chairman of downtown commit
tee headquarters. During this confer
ence the police and fire chiefs sign
ed application blanks for membershlf
in a citizens' association.
Persons wishing to join an associa
tion Should apply at a police or Are
station in their neighborhood and se
cure application blanks. At each sta
tion there will be some one on hand,
twenty-four hours a day, to take ap
plications for membership and give re
ceipts for a year s payment of dues,
required upon signing of application.
In, every section there is a station
convenient to every home and Wash
ingtonians are asked to apply at
these stations and Join the steatdily
increasing number of citizens' asso
Many \ew Member?.
Many prominent men are dally
enrolled as members of associations,
and numbers of these men have taken
an active part in securing new mem
bers. Joseph Berberich. president of
the Merchants and Manufacturers'
Association, has secured twenty-tlve
members and has started on a second
book. Howard Moran and John Mc
ieir, prominent in the Mid-City Asso
ciation, have each secured from
twenty-five to fifty members.
Employee of the Government Print
ing Office today heard William McK.
'layton appeal to them to Join a
? -hizen.??' associations. Cornelius
? f-'ord. Public Printer, was the (1rs
I o be signed up T. M. Anderson, man
iger of the converted insurance di
vision of the War Risk Bureau, made
The Trinidad Association Is holdinp
a rally in the Northeast Temple, .1
Twelfth and H streets northeast at I
o'clock tonight. Plans will be mad.
it this meeting for a six-hour canvas.
-if the entire Trinidad section, begin
ning at 0 o'clock Sunday morning,
I ndln^ at 2 in the aft?rnoon.
This association announces Its in
tention of continuing the campaign for
new members, even affr th?? present
Irive ends next Monday. They say
! '.hey will keep up the drive for a
nonth. Next week a thirty-live piece
I land ?n a huge truck, accompanied by
! -ilx ap?akers, will play through Trini
lad. (t is estimated this association
has secured at )?-.ist 400 additional
?eath Wb? hi net on Active.
The South Washington Association
'ia.? tx-fn very activ??. Georcre M. Yeat
man cT the association alfine secured
?event.'-two members. This is one of
he oleest associations in the District,
leing organized in the seventies.
The W??t Knd Association an
ouno?? that this committee has beer
lanved to canvass that e?-ctlon of the
??ty: Dr. B. W. Summ). George E. Rus
?ell, Charles II. Rauh, ('apt. Georg.
V. Evan. Morris Hahn, Isadore May.
A'illiam U. Brown, Patrick OToole,
?:dw. VV. '_*_, H. I. Rothrock, William
I. Simpson, Robert Klotz. J. Eldredge
turn*, John T. M?any, Walter A. Gaw
ler. Judge H. Randall W?bb, Alfred G?.
'??"fer. Daniel Kolkmar. William H.
Shipnian, Dr. William 1*. Herbst, Dr.
Browning's Concert Band will play
? front of the District building at
7:?0 tomorrow night in behalf of th??
lrive. Several prominent men will
be present to make four-minute
?peecheo, telling of the present drive
ind ita purpose. -
More canvassers are needed to aid
in the campaign. Persons wishing
to volunteer their services are asked
to communicate with W. B. Westlake,
it room 501, District building.
William McK Clayton, who Is doing
active work In the drive, offers this:
Pledge of ( MUenahlp.
"K pledge every citizens' asrocla
tion member, new and old. should
take and keep.
"IV'sident? of the National Capital
the Conettttuion makes me a national
"As national citizen I bea? ??? dual
allegiance to State and nation, my .
fealty Is t?? nati.in alone.
"?? national citizen of the republic
I recognize the superior obligation and '
higher duty I owe to the capital of my
"It bec-inieg my duty to voice and
example to help to mak<- and to keep
h'>r always authority respecting, God
feari'i-' am. ?u?v abiding.
"T . ?tiri, for her material advance
*?:.??. 11 r m-prime above that for her '
p?? ;l ?-ii!H emary.
?*1 UW. my piace In the rank? of or
ganised c.tiarMhip resolved to do my
par?, t .. the Nutional City become*
what the father? dreamed she must
b?c>n.e to ret form her mission to the
"Th? enper-i'lty of America where
governm? 1 t Is acclaimed, law rever
enced and God cb?yed."
ASK $10,000 DAMAGES.
A damage suit for $10,000 has been
filed In the District Supreme Court
against the Washington Railway and
Electric Company by Fred Ketcher
who alleres that October 1 Imt he
suffered serious and permanent In- '
Juries through a collie on between
two street cars at Thirteenth aad tl
Tf7ILLIAM B. W_ST
** LAKE, chairman
of the downtown commit
tee of the "D. C. Organ
i-zed Citizenship" drive.
Mr. Westlake is also pres
ident of the Federation of
TO HAVE BIG MEETING
Amalgamai?I Aaaodations Will
Gather Tonight in First
Session Since Merger.
One of the largest meetings ever
teld by the Brlghtwood Citizens' Ae
ociation is expected tonight, when
.he consolidated organizations of the
Urlghtwood Citizens' and the Bright
?vood Park Citizens' associations meet
it the Emory Church, on Georgia
ivenue. This will be the first meet
ng of the two associations since
they merged two weeks ago.
Senator Lawrence Y. Sherman of
llinols will be the principal speaker
it *the meeting. In addition to talks
?y members of the organization, the
? rogram will include musical num
bers by W. C. Stump, Dr. Owen Fen
ne>, and Harry Hail.
The committee of ten of the Brlght
v.iod Citizens' Aasociation, which was
?elegated to aid in the drive for "D. C
organized Cltiaenshlp," has secured ?
arise number of new members. Th?
ncreased membership of the organi
sation will necessitate larger quarter?
is meeting rooms. Members of the
issociation have been assured by of
V ial.? of Stansbury Lodge. F. and A.
"?I.. now erecting a three-story hall on
Georgia avenue, Brlghtwood, that the
..?socluMon may have the use of the
?uilding as a meeting place.
VISITING NURSES SEEK
AUTO TO AID IN WORK
When i;? an automobile equal to a
The answer is. accorrimi*? to officer?
of the 1. V. It. S., when its at work
for the visiting nur.?e.?. To prove
'?heir point, the society will ask ali
motorists to contribute to an "auto
mobile fund' tomorrow, the Tag Pay
if the nume.?. . ?
An automobile added to the I. V.
?i. ??. .?taff, it is explain???!, will en
?ble nurses to answer more quickly
?all? from long distane???, and eo add
the equivalent of one nurse's services
*o th- efficiency of the I V. N. f". In
Keeping folks well.
Special point was given to this re
luest of tho nurses for a car by an
ppeal which came to I. V. N. S. head
quarters yesterday. A woman whose
usband was away from home, and
vho-e nearest neighbor was some dis
anre away, was Uiken sick. One of
her children telephoned to the vlslt
,ng nurse?, a.?king for he!;..
A nurse went out, attended the
woman, .?aw that she n.<?lcd assist
ance, and promised to irate*? over her.
But tbe trip took most of Thanks
giving Day. since it had to be ma?ii
*>y street car and on foot. An auto
mobile would have meant quicker r???
?ponee to the woman's need and an
easier trip for the nurse.
SLANDER SUIT FAILS.
A Jury in Circuit Division No. 1,
Justice Hitz presiding, today rend?jred
a verdict In favor of La wren*?*! 0*D?-s.
who had been sued by William M.
*?ach* for $25.000 damages for alleged
The latter charged that the officer
mad?? sland?-roue remark.? abint him
In connection with his burines?..
O'Dea denied Sachs statement, and
claimed ht merely advised tho Jat'T
not to wi'hhold information teeded
by the police.
Attorney Alvin L. Wumyer repre
?ented th?? officer and Attorney l?u
dolph. I!. Hebrea It?*???ar?? for Sachs.
Assistant Corporation ?"ounsel Wahly
also appeared for f)|iea.
Utilities Commission Receives
Petition for Higher Rate for
Trips Over One Mile.
An increase In rates of 10 cents per
mile, after the first mile, is asked
in a petition filed by the Terminal
Taxicab Company with the Public
Utilities Commission. The commis
sion today set Monday, December 8.
If o'clock, as the date for a public
hearing to consider the request.
The petition asserts that since April
1, 1917, on which date the company
voluntarily reduced rates, six raises,
the last on November 1, have been
granted chauffeurs. In view of the
fact that labor and material costs
have increased, and laxicab traffic has
reduced considerably since the arm
.stlce was signed, the company says
it feels the commission should grant
relief to enable a reasonable return
to be made on tho Investment
Others May Follow.
This Increase does not affect the
passenger who rides one or a fraction
of a mile. The present rate is 30
cents third of a mile, and 10 cents
for every third of a mile thereafter,
which totals 50 cents for the first
mile and 30 cents for each mile fol
The company proposes to charge
thirty cents for the first half-mile,
ind ten cents for the quarter miles
hereafter, which totals fifty cents
' rst mile, and forty cents a mile
thereafter. The difference is ten cents
? mile after the passenger has fin
ished a one-mile trip.
If the commission should grant this
ncrease it is very likely other taxi
?ompanies will see fit to Increase their
rates, and ask the commission for
oermission. When the Terminal Com
pany voluntarily reduced rates In 1917,
no other company followed suit.
New Rate Schedale.
These are the new rates the oom
->any wants to put Into effect:
For one passenger. 30 cents for the
flrst half mile or fraction thereof,
ind 10 cents for each additional quar
er a mile thereafter, and 20 cent*
idditlonal per trip for each of the
?econd and third passengers, and no
idditlonal charge for the fourth and
Each four minutes' waiting time, 10
Carrying small trunk or handbag
In charge of driver, each place. 20
No charge for handbag or suitcases
carried Inside cars, not more than
two pieces per passenger, nor for
children under seven years of age. Ad
dltional baggage, each piece. 20 cents
Fermile or fraction thereof for cars
traveling empty outside of the dead
mileage boundary, 20 cents.
The boundary follows:
Thirty-sixth and M street? north
west, in rear of Georgetown Univer
sity and Georgetown Convent ti
Thirty-flfth and R streets; to Lover's
Lane; to Massachui-e. ts avenue; to
Twenty-ninth and Cathedral; to Rock
Creek, to Adams Mill road and Klingle
road; to Twentieth and Spring road,
to Rock Creek Church road ond
Park place; south of Soldiers' Home
ground?; to North Capitol and Michi
gan avenue; to North C.ipitol and Bry
ant streets: to Fourth and Bryant
streets northeast: to Fifth and ?
streets northeast; o Montello avenue
and Mt. Olivet road northeast; to Mon
tello and Florida avenue northeast; to?
Fifteenth and II streets northeast,
and to Fifteenth and M street.? south
Cars dispatched on calls and not
used. 30 cents.
For each mile or fraction beyond
dead mileage boundary to point of call
add to the above 20 cents.
M. E. CHURCH WILL NOT
ASK BAN ON TOBACCO
The board of tempe-ance, prohibi
tion, and public moral? of the M?*th
odlat Church will not join any effort
to prohibit tobacco, the committee on
public policy announced today.
The announcement is made In denial
of a number of published statements
which the committee de? lares to have
been misleading and Injurious.
Members of the board, of which
Bishop William F. McDowell is presi
dent, say that while they believe to
bacco harmful and will continue ef
forts to educate the public against Its
use. and prohibit its sal?? to minors,
they recopnize a difference between
tobacco and alcohol. The latter they
declare responsible for most of the .
country's Insanity, pauperism, and
I>. C. Organised Cltlzenshlrt? Pro
<e<*ts your lumie and jnnr property.
Organized Citizenship Drive
Believing organized citizenship beneficial to my
neighborhood, the District of Columbia and the nation,
I hereby apply for membership in the Citizens' Asso
ciation in .-/hose territory I reside and pay herewith
$1.00 on account of dues.
Clip this coupon out and mail it to the D. C. Or
ganized Citizenship Committee, 501 District building.
? CAIN, who ??sap
peared while on her way
to Washington from Mt.
Airy, Md., on November
15, and for whom her hus
band, Joseph W. Cain, is
offering a reward of $100.
CAIN OFFERS REWARD
TO LOCATE HIS WIFE
IMr?tor of Da nei ? * School Not
Certain Spoue?? Met Fool
Declaring himself balked in hi?
search by the young woman's rei?.
Uves, Joseph W. Cain, dancing school
director at 1218 New York avenue, this
morning offered a reward of $100 for
any information leading to discovery
of the whereabouts of his wife and
business associate. Mrs. Elizabeth
Cain, who disappeared on her way
from Mt, Airy, Md., to Washington,
Mra. Cain, a bride of five montha.
went to her former home in Mt, Airy
to draw money with which it waa ex
pected she would help her husband
buy l.ock Springs, a dining and danc
ing place near Glen Echo. She left Mt_
Airy Saturday morning, November II,
was aeen in the railway station In Bal
timore, and disappeared.
"I was sure she had met foal play,"
said Mr. Cain today; "but from the
manner in which her family la acting,
I begin to wonder.
"A B. & O. conductor told me yes
terday that he thought Beth cam? to
Washington with him the day abe dis
"I wanted to offer a S2M reward
right away, and her roomier told me
not to do it- Since then she tells me
she has engaged a private detective,
and that I ne?-d not do anything.
"I want to And her. alive or dead.
If it I.? true she does not want to
come back to me. I won't try to make
her do so."
Mrs. Cain, as Beth Hood, attended
Strayer's business college. Ninth and F
.streets northwest. She taught school
In Mt. Airy und Frederick, Md.. and
Gctty.?burg, I_, and was active in the
She is 28 yarn old. five feet one inch
tall, with dark hair and brown eyes.
WIFE OF _?--MONTHS
QUITS HOME AND BABIES
If Mr??. Hattle Scott, twenty-seven
years old, formerly employed with
her husband, William H. Scott. In the
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
will return to her horn?? at 31 M street
northwest, she will find a welcom?
Three little girls, who have learn??!
to call her mamma, are waking wit??
Mr. Scott. The Scotts were roamed
leven month ago.
Wednesday, they overslept and were
late to w?.rk. This meant, loss of a
half day's time for the wife, orms
worked on an hour basis. She re
fused to enter the Hureau. The hus
band did so, but went home an hour
'ater to find his wife had packed har
trunk and gone away.
"She often ?aid sh<- would do so. '
he said this morninar, ,-but I know
she cares for us. I think it' she ???_
this in the pap?r she will come bac??."
1 ?:?'??? ???e ?.a? iron
Vi a Spatriai Trie* a? lon? aa Thcj I_??,
Mail Order?. Promptlj Killed.
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Itapld Shoe Repnlrln?. ?ho?,
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Men'? half ?o'?*? and ratita???
?aeri?., be.? C| til
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Driver Was Blamed
He lust hi? UOrem "? a pinch; but
fOtiOTmtoA it ??-h.n he r<ali???d tin policy
wuuld pay the bill?. Be prepare.!. See
To? at ??nc?.
JOHN A. PETTY
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with you and buy
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Salary Increases Sought
At Joint Board Hearing
Salary increases for men and women workers ranging
from 60 to 100 per ?cent for the period between 1913 and
1919, arid the establishment of women workers on a footing
with men in skilled industry were advocated at the hear
ing today held by the joint Congressional Commission on
reclassification of salaries.
Recommendations were made for the granting to these
employes of the Government of an annual lea\>. which ie
to be regarded as a legal right instead of a privilege. Sta
tistics were cited to show that thousand? cf employee had
never received more than twenty days' annual leave, under
the privilege system, while the average sick leave is ?even
days. Annual and sick lave combined average thirty-one
Hearing Room Crowded.
The hearing was held In one of
the committee rooms In the Senate
Office Building. The chamber was
crowded with representatlvea of th*
several crafts employed at the Bu
reau of Engraving and Printing and
the Government Printing Office
Marsh A. Bodenhamer. president of
Columbia Typographical Union and
representative printer empioyed .-.
the Government Printing Office, asked
a salary Increaae of 66 2-? per cent
over that paid In 1913. and cited fig
ures of the Department of Labor
showing that the cost of living had
advanced from 8 Oto 100 per cent in
the corresponding period.
He also advocated higher pay for
officials at the Government Printing
Office. He ahowed that the Govern
ment Printing Office does a monthly
(?usin?es amounting to tl.000.000. and
declared that the salaries paid the
public printer and other executives
are a mere pittance conpared to tho?*?
paid in private industry
WIU Bear B**a?l?y?*a.
During the morning session f*apr*>
aentatlves of the women workers la
the Government Printing Office voiced
strong objections to the piecework
system that is now In vogue. Tbe
rate of pay is virtually the aame as
that tn 1907, It was shown, although,
with the advent of machinery the du
tiea of the workers become greatly
At 1 o'clock the eommiasion decid
ed to recess and resume with the
hearing of representatives of the
bookbinders, pressmen, stereotypere,
electrotypers, prete feeder?, and
othere at th? Ge**eniment Printing
Office and ?Oso with r-eprssetKattvs?
of th? varions crafts employed ?at Um
Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
Dlecusslon of affairs and practice?,
ir force at the Government Printing
Office occupied the major part of the
morning session. Marsh A. Boden
hamer. president of the Columbia Ty-!
pographical Union, representing the,
The commission freely discussed the!
apprentice system, which It not ln|
vogue at the Government printer)?,
but which is advocated by a repor.
prepared for the commission. In del
ing with this question the union print >
ere' brief declared that it was a dle
cretionary measure, but advocated
that If such a system Is Instituted
that every precaution be taken to as
sure proper training for the eppren
It was shown that the Government
Printing Office does not afford the
most Ideal conditions for the tralnins
S? apprentice printers. At the present
tim*>, Mr. Bodenha.ner declared, there
Is only one apprentice printer in the
service of the Government
Mr. Bodenhamer in reading his brief
objected in a measure to some titles
recommenrt?*?* by the ronimissloB
urged that a greater amount of
perirne* be required of men aasti
responsible and executive position? il
the Government Pr nling Offlea He
explained that title? no** used at
th? rr rt.r.p office are virtuali) th?
same as those used tfcroughout th?
United States and ss ti that en? 'hang*
would be useless, if not unwi?*
Concluding a long brief prepared
by a committee representing the
printer? Mr Bodenhamer mad? th?
tollo? ing recommendation? for salary
increase? in tbe Government Printing
The increases aggregate a total of
M 2-5 per cent over the salaria? paid
The recommendation railed f or
the?? salarle?. Public Printer. SA.OO?
annually; Deputy Publie Printer.
?6,760. works manager, <t*4(MX>; as
sistant works manager, St.AOC super
intendent printing division HMC: *?
alstant superintendents printing div
isions, 13.750; foremen of sections,
?3.240; aaalstaat formen of aae
tlona. $1.20 per hoar; assistant to
works manager foremen, supply m*-.
copy editors, machinists, etc.. $1.10
per hour; com?x>altore. keyboard
operators. proofr?sadera make ?*>
men. copyholder?, and plate Men. $1
per hour; apprentice printer?, caster
men. etc.. ?9 cents per hour.
In conclusion the brief stated: It
has been our endeavor in formulati??*
this schedule of what we believe ta
be a fair ?age for the differ??*?.
?1 asees of employa? In tb? priaUac
trades la tb? Government Print
Office to work from a oertala
point to another certain point. W?
have for thlf reason taken 1913 as oar
base to begin with, working up to
the present- November. 191?
According to th* monthly report of
the Euresu of La bor Statistic? of the
Department of Uabor. living insti in
Washington since 1913 hsve increased
?iightly more than 100 per cent up ta
thi? time Taking that as our cue.
we feel that the average increaae la
all ?alane? or wage? tn the eawee
time ehould not be less then ?? 2-1
per cent, we thus giving the employer
In this case th?- Government the
benefit of .13 1-3 per cent in other
words, we divide the Increase with
our employer two-thirds snd one-third
la onr endeavor to at l?ast be fair."
Isaac ? Clariaban. fiftj jears oiu
of Maryland PsrW Md wa? nstaot1?
killed late yesterday afternoon t>y s
locomotive at the Union Station
Clsnshsn. who ?as employed at th
lerminsi. ? as riding on the front ;
the locomotive 'ir a-l?mpting .o
alight from th* engin* whil? It waa
in motion, he fell in front of IL_
WONDERFUL VALUES IN
BEEF, LAMB and PORK
Frank Kidwell's Markets
Meat* Priced Right?Not One Day, Every Day
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SPECIALS
?? Pork Saa-ure
Machine Sliced Bacon
Bac-o*r in Stripe
(half or whole)
Roast I?in Pork
Loin Pork Chopt?
Com p?""*u ? d
Boast Loin Pork
I??-? Pork < _op?
Pure Hof I?rd
Round. Sirloin, Porterhouse Top Rib. Pnme Rib. r??ll-ti-n.
Steak, Ib.25c | Shoulder Clod, lb. 2*?*
Chuck Roa*t, lb.18c Plate Beef, Ib.lOr
Hambur-f Steak, very be?*?!, lb. 18c B-r-ef Liver. lOr Ib. 3 Iba. for 25<
Le? Genuine Sprint* Lamb Ib. 28c Shoulder* Spnn-r Umb. Ib 20?
Breast of Lamb, Ib.15c Lo in and Rib Chop*., lb .3tV
Shoulder Chopa, Ib.25c
Wilson's Nut Oleo, lb .SOc Armour's Natola, bl. SOc
Fancy Creamery Butter, P>*>* Sweet Table Buttex, Ib.6*>c
ne??r Brand.6?c -,-,_m
? T_ ..? f.~? Ane \tr ?Sew ?Sauerkraut, quart..15*?
Apnl r.Rps, extra fancy, aoz. o/c x***c
Fancy Grape Fruit, 3 for.
Sweet Potatoes, peck.45c
25c New Potatoes (No. 1 -rra?e)
Onions. lb. at
1'abbage. lb.-?< Sweet Florida Oran-*??*, doi .25?*
3272 M St., Ge?-T?town 1341 WU Ave, Ge?-*te-?WTtt
1920 Nicbol? Ave., Ari-coatia 1916 14tb St., Just Below
?Su Market (Meat? Cl-nly) L M
7tb and C Sts S ?
12th and H SU ? E