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Complaint of Cosack Methods
Made to Congreaiman by
Carges of police brutality in
Vashdigten, details of which are
sid to rival the cruel treatment
US01d'out to prisoners by the notor
less Russian secret service of Czar
ist days, today were made against
three policemen of the Fourth pre
Comgressional Action Ukely.
In addition to demanding the ae
eused policemen face the trial board.
Congressional action in the matter
probably will be taken.
Leat Saturday James Madison Fitz
No"M. twenty-four years old, of 4318
wisconain avenue, was driving a mo
tor ear in an alley near Fourteenth
and 8 streets southwest. According to
the police, the car contained four
esses of whiskey.
Policeman H. E. Ogle. of the Fourth
pseinct, who, it is said, was not on
Lty.. ordered Fitzgerald to halt the
ear. The police say Fitzgerald drew
a revolver and threatened to fire pt
the officer. Then Ogle shot Fitzger
aid in the right arm.
The above i the police versjefs. Fol
lowing is the story related.'by Fitz
"When Patrolman Ogl told me to
halt, I slowed up the car as quickly
as possible. Without any overt move
on my part the policemn shot me in
the right arm. Clutebing the wheel
with my left hand, I veered (he car to
the esrb and stopppd the engine.
"'I'm shot. Take me to the hos
pital,'. I told .Ogle. He- then searched
th and fpdnd my revolver, which
In A ,podket on the right-hand
dporp gthe car. I wouldn't have
AdI the opportunity of reaching
a y over from the left hand side
the car to the pocket and draw
in the gun, even if I had wanted to.
4'te Fourth precinct patrol wagon
wmArputmoned, and I was placed
tu. There was a negro driver,
and In the wagon with me was Pa
trolman J. T. Langley. Ogle stood
om 0je qteps .pt the wagon.
.Mumse By Driver, jIe says.
"Weak from loss of blood. I prop
ped'my back against the side of the
patrol and stretched my legs along
the seat. Cursing me, the negro
driver told me to take 'my legs down.
"Then Policeman Langley began
slugging me. He beat me unmerci
fully with his fists, and as you can
see, 1 am battered up pretty well.
Ogle then said, 'Don't use your fists.
Take a blackjack,' which Langley
did. My head is a mass of bruises
from the 'jack.'
"I was taken to the station house.
There I saw Sergt. J. W. Green.
whom I know fairly well. I said.
gergeant, for God's sake don't let
them hit me any more; I am too
weak to stand it.' Green, however,
without . word turned away. He
permitted Langley to hit me on the
stomach, flooring me, and then kick
'They kept me in the station house
for more than an hour, during which
time I was becoming weaker from
loss of blood. Then they took me to
Facts Given to Congressman.
Upon Fitzgerald's release from the
hospital he went to the law office of
T. Morris Wampler and related his
story. Wampler this morning went to
the Capitol to confer with Congress
man Roy 0. Fitzgerald, whose resolu
tion to have Congress conduct a sweep
ing inquiry of conditions in the police
and fre departments is under con
gideration by the House Dis'riet 'onm
Wampler said he is going to urre
Congressman Fitzgerald to investigatme
this particular instance of alleged io
lie brutality and Cossack methods of
He is also going to prefer charges
against Ogle. Langley and Sergeanit
Green, and seek their arrignment be.
fore the police trial board.
Fitsgerald, when arrested, was
charged with assaulting a policemein
with a dangerous weapon, violating
the traffic law and transporting whuis
Irish Friends to Meet.
The weekly meeting of Benjamin
Frea in Council, American Associa
tis the Recognition of the Irroh
Itepublic, will be held in Holy Tin
fty Church Hall at 8:30 o'clock to.
H OS PITA L
007 H Street N. 3,
You Need It in Your
lisiness or Position
Phonme Maiw~ 841
I-i~$hi nd indi
T-'172 M st.
Si CLIFF MUSUDITU.
T' w se what's In the
ne4W$ toda1Iy, J"s what Ohe
h==an"= "e s what
Men deelare or what they say.
and if it's gay or jealous * * *
Ordea of faith Is what the man.
who does our work in Bitian.
nickmnS=== the parley met to
ban, the wases of Mars' mke.n
* * * The poliy of LAard
George sapggests. to set Ire
laud's ruimg. is much preferred
to wild slug feats, to came with
further foelng * * * The
Democrats, expecting fight, in
sene far off November, seem
doubting whether Mr. White,
can present rest dismember
* * * The President now gives
the land Thanksgiving procla.
mation; for blessings that we've
still on hand, he says give sup.
pieation * The Poliu
now is rocked with fear, at
prospects of cheap dinner: for
vin they're substituting beer:
their luck once thin gets thin.
ner * * * A gent long years
at Scotland yard, with most
emphatic diction, declares old
Sherlock and his pard, are only
true in fiction * * * In pass.
ing o'er the news tdday, you're
mayhap set a wond'ring, why
people don't stand up and say,
let's cut out all this blund'ring.
NEW BJJILDING PLANNED
EOh RECORDER OF DEEDS
.-Erection of a new building ard
larger appropriations for the office of
the Recorder of Deeds, in order to
remedy present "unsafe conditions"
surrounding the keeping of public
documents, was asked by the law com
mittee of the Washington Board of
Trade at a meeting yesterday after.
The committee, of which Alexander
Wolf is chairman, also asked enact
ment of a blue sky law for the Dis
trict and recommended an increase in
the pay of municipal judges, And ap
pointment by the District Commiqhion
era of three examiners to pass upo.n
applicants for licenses as certified
TO DISCUSS BREAD PRICE
The Housekeepers' Alliance an
nounce their regular quarterly meet
Ing Friday at 11 g. mv. at the New
.Wilnard small' ballroom. Subject of
disctission will be. "Is a Five-Cent
Loaf of Bread Possible in Washing
Benjamin R. Jacobs, food special
ist, will open the discussion. follow
ed by an open forum.
Reports of delegates and commit
tees on unemployment, social by
giene, placement service and market
ing conditions will be made.
The Alliance will open a place
ment office in connection with the
U. S. Employment Service, 1410
Pennsylvania avenue, for the secur
ing of jobs for the unemployed.
E. J. CANTWELL ELECTED
TO P. 0. WELFARE BUREAU
Edward J. Cantwell. secretary of
the National Association of Letter
Carriers, today was elected represen
tative of the National Welfare Coun
cil in the welfare department of the
He will conduct the work looking
toward the welfare of postoffice em
ployes which requires co-operation be
teen the leaders of the national
council and the department.
The welfare department is proving
exceedingly valuable, it is announced,
and has already brought about adop
tion of several changes for betterment
of working conditions here and in
thereby insuring ex
knowledge and ser
h. s 714 12th :
HAVEl BG NIGHT
Police Records Show Last
Night's Spirits Were Not All
Evil little spirits, using "jimmies"
instead of the well-known broomstick
to dash about with, flittered hither
and yon through eight apartments in
the northwest oction of the city last
night and deft %ed with over $2,000
worth of jewelry, *wearing apparel and
A vain little sprite, probably weigh
ing about 200 pounds, eased into the
apartment of Harry Price, 1434 lar
vard street. and departed with jewelry
valued at $800. 9
Miss Dorothy McCarthy. 728 Elev
enth street northwest, reports that
some imp, probably suffering with
"chills." slipped into her home and
took a sealskin coat valued at 3300.
Joseph B. Ipooks, of 227 Massachu
setts avenue horthwest, is now a firm
believer in "spooks.' Spooks reports
that some "spook" dipped into his
pocket yesterday afternoon and
stepped away with fifty iron "spooks."
Clothing and jewelry valued at $600
was taken from the apartment of Miss
Emma Talbot. 1901 Nineteenth street.
Jewelry valued at more than $100 was
stolen from the home of Dr. Clarence
DeFour, 1862 Mintwood place.
Clothing valued at $400 was stolen
from Henry Smith, 322 T street north
Miss Alice Jenkins, 316 Eighteenth
street, reported the loss of her hand
bag containing $53.
COL. CHARLES E. PRUYN
IS DEAD AT EMERGENCY
Col. Charles E. Pruyn, of the Gen
4tral Electric Company of Schenectady.
N. Y.. and widely known in Washing
ton, died at 2 o'clock this morning in
Emergency Hospital. He was sev :y
four years old.
Colonel Pruyn was stricken with a
complication of diseases shortiv after
cnming to Washington on a business
trip about a month ago. The body will
be sent to his home in Schenectady
For many years Colonel Pruyr acted
as liaison officer for the Genera
Electric Company. He stared several
entertainments for the benefit of fer
eign visitors and Washington news
Colonel Prnyn was a member of the
National Press and Racquet clubs of
Washinaton. and the Mohawk golf
club of Schenectady. He is survived
by several children and grandchildren.
Wilson Able to Go Driving.
Former President Wilson, who
suffered a slight digestive upset last
week, was able to be about his home
today, Dr. Carey T. Grayson. his
physician, said the former President
had aecovered sufficiently to permit
his taking a drive today.
Rain Halts Harding's Golf.
Despite the stormy weather, Presi
dent Harding, Secretary of State
Hughes, Under Secretary of State
Jletbher and Senator Frelinghuysen
of New Jersey, played golf early to
. heavy downpour drove the distin
gulihed foresome into the clubhouse
at the end of nine holes, however.
Battery A Seeks Recruits.
Battery A, 110th FIeld Artillery,
District of Columbia, national guard,
will hold a meeting tonight for en
listments and physical examinations.
Catholic Men to Meet.
Admiral Williarr 8. Benson and
Michael Flattery will be the principal
speakers at a meeting of the Sacred
Heart Council of the National Council
of Catholic Men to be heli at 8.30
o'clock tonight in Arcade Hall.
of every char
ors, Belting and
~. Varnishes, Paints,
tN. W /
For the firnt time in the hist,
Department, members of the
down into their own pockets
the arrest of an alleged crii
The reward was offered today for
the arrest of Norman Garret, who es
caped from Detective Fleet 8. Hugh
lett near )duirkirk. Md.. last Saturday
by jumping from an automobile and
disappearing into the surrounding
wood@, despite the fact that he was
handcuffed and had manacles on his
Given "Lift" by Autosts.
Police Headquarters was thrown
into a furor. of excitement late yes
terday afternoon when B. P. Brown, of
Brown's Corner. told them that a man
answering Garret's decription ap
pealed to him to take him to Wash
ington. The man said he was a
revenue officer. and that bootleggers
had held him up and fractured his
arm. Believing the man, Brown took
him to Colesville. Md., where he left
At Coleeville. with his sleeves
FOR WEEK AS ACTORS
Rehearsal of Washington's first big
soldier musical comedy, "A Buck on
Leave," which will make its initial
appearance at the Shubert-Garrick
Theater week of November 14, will
The comedy will be under the joint
auspices of the Rainbow Division Vet
erans and Vincent B. Costello Post,
the American Legion. The play which
had a six months' tour of the A. E. F.
circuit and played in the Theater des
Champs Elysees in Paris, during the
peace conference, was written by
Sergt. Patrick Henry Barnes. while
he was in the trenches.
QUITS PENSION BUREAU
AFTER 40 YEARS' SERVICE
After serving continuously for forty
years in the Bureau of Pensions. Capt.
Frederick W. Mitchell, one of the last
of the civil war veterans in the bureau,
resigned yesterday in celebration of
his eightieth birthday.
The joint birthday and retirement
celebration was the occasion for the
presentation of a handsome smoking
net as a parting testimonial from his
friends and fellow employes in the
medical division of the pension bureau.
Captain Mitchell served four years
in the civil war with the McClellan
Dragoons and Twelfth Illinois cavalry,
rising from a private to the rank of
MAYOR OF LIMERICK TO
ADDRESS K. OF C. TONIGHT
Lord Mayor Stephen O'Mara, of
Limerick. Ireland, successor of Lord
Mayor Callahan. and reppted as one
of the finest Irish orators ever sent
to this country, will be the speaker
at a meeting of Carroll Council.
Knights of Columbus. at the K. of C.
hall. at 8 o'clock tonight.
Lord Mayor O'Mara is visiting this
country as the personal representa
tive of Michael Collins. He v111 be
introduced by Anthony J. Bhrrett,
director of the Irish bond dilye.
Dr. J. A. Gannon. of the local com
mittee for the American Society for
the Control of Cancer, will explain
the anti-cancer drive now being
Francis A. McCann will preside.
Dry of the Metropolitan Police
detective bureau have dug
to offer a reward of $250 for
=ied down over his hands to hide the
uffs that encircled his wrists,
the escaped prisoner told the same
story to Howard Thomas, who brought
him to Washington. Thomas said he
left Garret at Eighteentb street and
Hughiet Offers $100.
Detective Hughlett, from whom the
prisoner escaped. has himself offered
a reward of $100 for his apprehension,
and the other $160 will be made up
by the men in the Detective Bureau.
Inspector Clifford L. Grant, chief of
the bureau, maid.
With the fact established that Gar
ret was in Washington yesterday, the
police believe they will recapture him.
Garret is described as being twenty
two years old, five feet ten Inches in
height, and weighing about 155
pounds. He has brown hair and eyes,
and when he escaped was wearing a
brown suit and a brown fedora hat.
PICKPOCKET "LIFTS" $40
ROLL FROM POLICEWOMAN
The gplice protect the people but
who is to protect the police?
This is the vexing question con.
fronting the police department, more
particularly the women's bureau, one
of whose members, Miss Annie R.
Cushman, was "touched" yesterday for
$40 by a pickpocket. an she shopped
In a Seventh street store. ,
The thief opened a hag which hung
from her arm, removed the money,
relocked the purse and left the store.
Miss Cushman informed the police that
she thought the robbery was commit
ted by a colored woman about thirty
five years old, who stood near her in
DISABLED VETS LOOK TO
FAITH HEALER FOR AID
Miss Mattle Perry, faith healer,
who comes from Youngstown, Ohio,
following a successful evangelistic
campaign there, is conducting serv
ices at the Gospel Mission, 214 John
Marshall place, each night this week
Already a number of ex-service
men have been reported as having
been benefited. Miss "Sally" Aiken,
known overseas an the doughnut girl
of the Salvation Army, is co-operat
ing with Miss Perry in the work.
Services begin at 7:30 o'clock.
YOUTH IN CADET RANKS
CROWNED WITH BRICK
While drilling with his company
fiom the Junior High School at Fourth
and 0 streets northwest, yesterday
afternoon, Frank Howser, thirteen
years old, of Lanham, Md., was struck
on the head with a brick, thrown by
an unidentified colored boy.
The youth was taken to the Garfield
Hospital, where he was treated for a
severe scalp wound.
North Carolinans to Meet.
The North Carolina Society will hold
its first "get-together" meeting and
annual election of officers at 8 o'clock
Friday night at the Wilson Normal
School, Eleventh and Harvard streets
northwest. Congressman Samuel M.
Brinson, of Newbern. N. C., will speak.
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LADIERS TO B
Delegates to Speak at Meeting
Tonight of Wonm In CM.
Foreign delegates to the disama
ment conference. American statesmen,
senators and Congressmen and some
of the most prominent women in the
nation will be the guests and speakers
at a rally to be held sy the women's
committee of the Federation of Citi
zens' Associations at 1 o'clock tonight
in the auditorium of the N-.w National
Mrs. Nanette B. Paul, chairman of
the committee, will speak on the
duties of citizenship. Wives and other
female relatives of the foreign dele.
gates to the conference will be seated
on the platform.
One of the important features of
the meeting will be the returns from
the drive of the women's committee in
connection with the Federation of Citi
zens' Associations' drive for new mem
bers, which closed yesterday.
Mrs. Anna R0. Hendley. president of
the Anthony League and vice chair.
man of the committee. is in charge
of the rally. The Army Music School
Band of thirty pieces will play. Girl
Scouts, under Mrs. Faber Stevenson,
will be ushers and will take charge
of registering those who desire to join
local citizens' associations.
The platform is being decorated by
Harry T. Payne and William F. Oude,
AWFUL NUTS TO BE AT
Fun. frills and frivolity will be the
slogan of the first annual entertain
ment and dance to be given Friday
night at the Hyattsville Armory un
der the auspices of the Citizens' As
sociation of Cottage City, Md.
A. V. Duehring, chairman of the
committee on entertainment, has ar
ranged a bill composed of real "head
liners." Included in the list of en
tertainers will be Jack Mullane, the
local eccentric comedian; Zeb Clark,
whistler and imitator; Harry Chick.
billed as the "John McCormick of
the Capital;" Kirk Miller, prince of
"nut writers," who will be assisted
on the piano by Jacques Heidenheim
er. and Dick Mansfield, cartooiat
JUDGE BROWN TO SPEAK
TO SCHOOL BOYS OF D. C.
Pupils of the Johnson, Powell, West.
Cooke and Morgan schools who have
signed cards in the "Achievement
Boy" movement, and their parents,
will be guests at a meeting of the
Johnson-Powell Community Associa
tion at A o'clock tonight in . the
Powell School. Hiatt place and IA
mont street northwest.
Judge Willis Brown, father of the
movement, will speak on "The First
American Boy." Other speakers will'
be Charles Demonet, chairman of the
boys' work committee of the Rotary
Club, and Miss Cecil B. Norton, gen
eral directory of community centers.
Gen. Miles Camp to Meet.
General Nelson A. Miles Cam'p. No.
1. United Spanish War Veterans,
will meet at 8 o'clock tonight In
Perpetual Hall, Eleventh and E
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t of Flour
kSt Headed HenO
Expected To Strike
'7e edge of an Intense storm
now ever estera Tenneusee and
movi ntestward. will strike
W M arlyt tomorrow.
Not winds, with a velocity
of probably thirty-five miles an
bear, will prevail in the morn,
"d te temperature will be m
This afternoon and toni t there
probebly will be rain, fonowed by
Storm warnins were ordered
displayed at and north of Cape
Hatteras, on the Atlantic coast
and on Lakes Huron, Erie
MASONIC CLUBS OF D. C.
WILL HONOR WASHINGTON
The 169th Masonic birthday cele
bration of George Washington will be
observed by the Masonic Clubs of the
District of Columbia in the auditor
ium of the Central High School, Fri.
day night, November 4.
A special and interesting feature of
the celebration wiV be the presentatin
of- the Bible upon which Washington
took his oath as a member of the Ma
sonic order. The Bible, now the prop
erty of Fredericksburg Lodge, of Fred.
ericksburg, Va., of which the first
President was a member, is 176 years
old. The ceremonies will be directed
by Past Grand Master James A. Whit.
ten, and, in addition to a musical pro
gram, there will be addresses by Con
gressman Sherman E. Burroughs, New
Hampshire; L. H. Troutman, presi
dent of the national organisation of
Masonic clubs and others.
The committee in charge of the
services consists of Clyde J. Nichols,
president of the Gavel Club; Chairman
Elmer E. Rogers, president of Anchor
Club; Vice Chairman George D. Sulli
van, R. R. Square Club: George B.
Wheelock, Circle Club; William R.
Mets, Trestle Club; Philip Herman,
National University Club, and John 0.
Brooks, Ashler Club.
NEW DIET KITCHEN IS
OPENED BY RED CROSS
Invalids and others who need special
diet foods can obtain them, beginning
today, at a new diet kiechen opened
by the District chapter, American Red
Cross, at 16 Jackson place northwest.
The kitchen will furnish the special
ly prepared foods at practically cost
price, and will deliver them anywhere
in the city for 10 cents extra.
Local physicians, nurses, and wel.
fare workers are co-operating in the
Special Amiti. QIub eet. .
The Amitie Cuwtld boa fsM
meeting at 8 o'clock torastrow night
in St. Peter's Hall, 316 N street south
east. The club- will diseus plans for
the Mardi Gras and carnival to be
held the week of November 21 at the
Assumption Church Auditorium, Con
gres Heights. Appointment of com
mittee Will take place.
Exclusive Agents f
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include Canton Crepes, Crepe
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Styles for Misses
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Values Fromt $4
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Edward Dingle Hearne
a Suicide-Was State D.
Edward Dingle Hearn.
auditor of the Stat. Deoatnt"
an authority en internatiseU
died yesterday at Wibnina,
as a result of two bullet wounds
to have been self-inflicted
For a long time Herae had b@4~
In poor health. His iles are " S
condition which brought on nevw
About a week ago he was
unconscious with two guns 1=
in the head. He Was taken to A
Wilmington hospital, where, de
the effort. of physicians. he died.
Hearne was born at Dagsboro UM
dred, Del., Januar 22, 1669. He N
educated for the legal pro(eloo W
Delaware College and the UnIvergt
of Michigan. He was admitted Uo
the Michigan bar in I1111. Hie beg"
his practice in Georgetown. DEL
Evidencing keen interest in D4e
cratic politics. Hearne wasn nAaaU
secretary of the State oommittee. ai
was the Democratic nominee for C66
grews In 1904.
During the Wilson Administratil
he was auditor for the State D6
partment, and had many friends I
WOMEN TO GIVE PRIZES
IN CITY CLEAN-UP DRIVE
An an incentive to emPloys6 Of th4
city refuse division of the Distict S
the clean-up campaign in connecti
with the disarmament
Club torn o t-will = 6 I
and prize to the employee having S
cleanest route for each of the servieW
-garbage, trash, ash, and stred
Tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock fer
women members of the club will aeu,
the District building in automobile
loaned by the Washington Automotiv
Trade Association, each woman beln
assigned to one of the services. The
chief Inspector of the city refuse dl.,
vision for each of the services wil
also make the inspection trip.
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Dr Chaeau Gloves
Street N. W.
I of Hundreds of New
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tyle, color and material isM
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Sizes 36 to 44
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tquisite fur-trimmed models
ibroidered Tricotine Suits,
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ie "models and smart-looking
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